Cricklade Village Hall, 15th April 2018. Judge: Mrs Cynthia Ray (Applethwaite).
I was honoured to be asked to judge our fabulous breed at the Annual Open Show at Cricklade. It was an ideal venue and I was delighted with the entry of 48. It was great to see juniors taking part ? they were a credit. Standard was good on the whole, with few dubious mouths and coats were generally in good condition.
|Best Dog & BIS||Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue|
|Reserve Best Dog||Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt|
|Best Bitch||France’s Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae|
|Reserve Best Bitch||Jacka-Slater’s Cloverwood Duchess May|
|Best Puppy||France’s Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae|
|Best Veteran||Deacon’s Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave|
|Minor Puppy Dog||1st: Tinsley’s Cloverwood Non Negotiable|
A cheerful youngster well presented and in good coat. Mouth still coming in. Moved well with good top line and tail set. RBPS.
|Junior Dog||1st: Tinsley’s Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood|
Strong head and lovely neckline. Moved out well showing good top line. Good coat and lovely expression.
|2nd: Rayner’s Reidswire Border Battlecry to Rubegud|
Good head and dark eye. Moved well but preferred top line of 1).
|Postgraduate Dog||1st: Brown’s Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady|
Pepper with a lovely head and dark eye. Strong neck and shoulders with good ribbing and length. Moved well.
|2nd: Fear’s Barely Legal Coconut Caramel at Ceilmear|
Mustard who stood and moved well. Not as long as 1) but had a good length of neck.
|Limit Dog||1st: Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt|
Still a youngster but showing lots of promise. Good head and shoulders and showing a good top line when moving. Shown in good coat and condition. RBD.
|2nd: Youngs’s Inzievar The Goldsmith|
Well presented mustard shown in good coat. More mature than 1 but didn?t move as well on the day.
|3rd: Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish|
|Open Dog||1st: Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue|
Well presented pepper who moved smartly and with drive. Good strong head and dark eye with that typical Dandie expression. Showed good length and top line with correct tail set. Loved him! BD & BIS.
|2nd: Booth’s Ch. Borderstone Kingman for Lannia|
Another pepper presented well with a lovey dark eye. Close to 1 but just preferred the top line and movement of 1).
|3rd: Milliner’s Ire Ch. Xenon z Roxburku Sun at Millerim|
|Veteran Dog||1st: Keevil-Bullock & Keevil’s Yazga Love The One You’re With|
Good head and dark eye. Moved well round the ring and seemed to be enjoying himself.
|Minor Puppy Bitch||1st: Allenby’s Wilmit Mildred Potter|
A really smart baby who was managed so well by her young handler. Good head with lovely eye. Coat still coming in. Shows lots of promise.
|Puppy Bitch||1st: France’s Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae|
At not yet 1 year old a mature youngster with a lovely head, dark eye and fine ears. Shoulders correctly placed allowing powerful movement. Lovely flowing top line and correct tail set. As sound as a pound! BP, BB & RBIS.
|2nd: Bainbridge’s Ceilmear’s White Star Beauty|
Smaller than 1) but with lots going for her. Lovely dark eye and expression. Moved with drive showing a good top line and tail set.
|3rd: Fear’s Ceilmear’s Total Chancer|
|Res: Brown’s Henrietta Harris ze Zihelske Zahrady|
|VHC: Throup’s Aksiom Eva Captiva|
|Junior Bitch||1st: Poole’s Reidswire Border Bluebell|
Smart pepper who moved well both ways. Good crisp coat but carried her tail a little high.
|Novice Bitch||1st: Allenby’s Wilmit Mildred Potter|
|2nd: Black’s Mishahda Blackberry Kiss|
Showed well with good length and top line. Moved round the ring with drive.
|3rd: Johnson & Stanford’s Incantocani Florenza|
|Postgraduate Bitch||1st: McGuinness’s Siwop Secret Wish|
Lovely strong head with good dark eye and typical expression. Good length and moved with drive. Well presented and in good coat.
|2nd: Keevil & Bullock’s Yazga Turbulent Indigo|
As her name suggests – a sweet but lively lady! In good coat and obviously enjoying her day.
|3rd: Rolland’s Dandiroyal Sophie|
|Limit Bitch||1st: Youngs’s Dentgate Opal|
Good strong head with lovely dark eye and fine ears. Well placed shoulders and good length of rib. Moved well and showed good top line.
|2nd: Bell’s Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter|
Good head, dark eye and showed a good top line when moving. Just preferred movement of 1).
|3rd: Tinsley’s Cloverwood Yours Truly|
|Open Bitch||1st: Jacka-Slater’s Cloverwood Duchess May|
Well presented happy mustard. Good head and lovely dark eye. Moved out well and showed correct top line. RBB.
|2nd: Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies Royal Dutch Emma for Lenacourt|
Smaller than 1) but had a little more length than 1. I preferred the movement of 1) on the day.
|3rd: Throup’s Cassencarrie Cleo Rose|
|Res: Garratt’s Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star|
|Veteran Bitch||1st: Deacon’s Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave|
A smart pepper of 9 years. Moved well round the ring showing a good top line. Well presented and still looks the part.
|2nd: Bell’s Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence from Reidswire|
Lovely crisp coat. Good movement round the ring and showed well.
|3rd: Milliner’s Millerim Rubis Jeudi|
|Res: Bird’s Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda|