SDDTC Championship Show 2018

Stoneleigh Park, 23rd September 2018. Judge: Mrs Margaret Nicholson.

It was a great pleasure to judge at the Southern Dandie Championship show. I thank the committee for inviting me for my last judging appointment. I was impressed with how Dandies have improved in the last few years, especially in hind movement. Front movement could be better. Feet were splayed due to long nails. Extra long backs in a few did not help their top line. In general, the bitches were better than the dogs. The line up for best bitch was extremely difficult to judge. I was splitting hairs! All the dogs had wonderful temperaments.

Dog CC Tinsley’s Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood
Reserve Dog CC Deacon’s Ch. Cassencarrie Choirmaster
Bitch CC & BIS Milton’s Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
Reserve Bitch CC Kurg & Milton’s Wilmit Raffles at Etsill
Best Puppy Kurg & Milton’s Wilmit Raffles at Etsill
Best Veteran Deacon’s Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave

Puppy Dog 1st: Milton’s Wilmit Chindit
10 month pepper. On large side but all in proportion. Good head and expression, nice coat coming and moved freely.

Junior Dog 1st: Greening’s Cassencarrie Bertie Gee
Mustard with good male head and expression. Good quality coat. Front movement needs to improve.

2nd: Stanley’s Sokrovische Gardariki Aristokrat at Waffelin
Nice head and expression. Flat front feet which affected his movement. Very long body.

Graduate Dog 1st: Rayner’s Reidswire Border Battlecry to Rubegud
Lovely broad head, melting eyes, well muscled shoulders. Correct body shape and tail set. Moved very soundly on good straight feet. Pepper coat beautifully prepared.

2nd: Bell’s Reidswire Lord O’Liddesdale
Very similar to his half brother. Lovely head, body well muscled . Moved well. Just preferred top line of 1.

3rd: Greening’s Cassencarrie Bertie Gee

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Deegan’s Dainty Dandies King Of My Castle
Pale mustard. Long body but correct shape. Head spoiled by dirty mouth. Moved ok.

2nd: Pettit’s Cofgodas Wolf River
Nice head and expression. Teeth could be better. Beautiful coat. Not moving too well behind.

Limit Dog 1st: Tinsley’s Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood
I was immediately attracted to this lovely mustard dog. He has it all. Workmanlike but also glamorous.Lovely broad head, lovely eyes, strong neck, straight front. Well muscled throughout. Correct top line. Short tail. So sound and lovely to see him shown on a loose lead. CC and Reserve Best in Show.

2nd: Brown’s Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
Very well handled pepper . Good head and expression. Slightly long back, but good shape. Nice coat. Moved well on good feet.

3rd: Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish

Res: Youngs’s Inzievar The Goldsmith

Open Dog 1st: Deacon’s Ch. Cassencarrie Choirmaster
A quality pepper dog who deserves to be a champion. Good head, strong neck and neat well muscled shoulders. Correct rise over loin and set on of tail. Tight feet and walked soundly on a loose lead. Super shiney coat. RCC.

2nd: Kurg’s Ch. Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill
Much larger than 1. Good head but expression spoiled by dirty face. Lovely pepper coat. Movement not good in front today.

3rd: Pettit’s Cofgodas Wolf River

Res: Milliner’s Ire Ch. Xenon z Roxburku Sun at Millerim

VHC: Buckley’s German Dandies’ Valentino

Veteran Dog 1st: Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue
Seven year old pepper. Lovely head, melting expression. Well muscled throughout. Beautiful coat. Moved well. Looked a little short in profile.

2nd: Shore’s Ch. Swanwillow Sea Captain
Ten years old and in good shape overall. Nice head and eyes. Good neck and deep rib cage. Back a little long but good shape. Nice tailset. Super mustard coat and moved well.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Kurg & Milton’s Wilmit Raffles at Etsill
Such a pretty baby at 10 months. She has a beautiful head and wonderful expression.Good neck,well ribbed and correct rise over loin. Stands on neat feet and moved soundly and happily. Beautiful mustard coat. So well behaved for her age, completely in tune with her handler. I wish her well in the future. RCC Best puppy.

2nd: Rolland’s Dandiroyal Cream Tea
Another lovely mustard baby. Beautiful head and eye. Fine neck and depth of chest. Correct weazly body.Good feet and moved very well.

3rd: Nicholson & Ness’s Lady Gloria of Trebarret at Calmarlin

Res: Allenby’s Wilmit Mildred Potter for Diddimont

Junior Bitch 1st: Rolland’s Dandiroyal Cotswold Dream
A quality pepper. Still a puppy. Beautiful head and expressive eyes. Nice front , neat shoulders. Good depth of rib. Correct body shape. Very sound movement. Beautiful shaded pepper coat very well prepared. One to watch in the future.

2nd: France’s Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae
Another lovely girl very similar to 1. She has a pretty head and expression spoiled by dirty beard. Very nice shape and size.Good quality mustard coat. Moved well and soundly.

3rd: Brown’s Henrietta Harris ze Zihelske Zahrady

Res: Deegan’s Dariant I’Bastet of Deegandan

VHC: Stanley’s Sokrovische Gardariki Astory at Waffelin

Graduate Bitch 1st: Poole’s Reidswire Border Bluebell
(and Reidswire Lady Bryghte) Two really nice bitches. Half sisters. Both have lovely heads and typical Dandie expressions. Good necks and neat shoulders. Correct top lines. Just preferred movement of Bluebell. Good pepper coats well presented.

2nd: Bell’s Reidswire Lady Bryghte
(and Reidswire Border Bluebell) Two really nice bitches. Half sisters. Both have lovely heads and typical Dandie expressions. Good necks and neat shoulders. Correct top lines. Just preferred movement of Bluebell. Good pepper coats well presented.

3rd: Macdonald’s Hawkesmill Katrina

Res: Deegan’s Clairmorin Petite Etoile of Deegandan

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Poole’s Reidswire Border Bluebell

Limit Bitch 1st: Shore’s Mishahda Golden Chestnut at Swanwillow
A lovely bitch with lots to like. She has a broad head, beautiful eyes, neat ears and a long neck set into good shoulders. Nice spring of rib and correct top line. Good quality mustard coat. Well presented. Moved well.

2nd: Stanley’s Honey Hope ze Zihelske Zahrady at Waffelin
Another pretty bitch with lots to like. Lovely expression, well muscled body with correct rise over loin. Good feet. Moved very well.

Open Bitch 1st: Milton’s Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
It was so exciting to see this beautiful bitch again still looking in peek condition. She has everything. Her head and expression are gorgeous, perfect neck and shoulders. Round ribs. Perfect topline. Absolutely sound and wonderful movement. Good dark pepper coat beautifully presented. I was pleased to award her CC and Best in Show.

2nd: Buckley’s Ch. German Dandies’ Violetta
I loved this pretty mustard bitch. Beautiful head and expression, good neck well muscled body of correct shape. Lovely coat and she moved perfectly. Just preferred length and topline of Jenny.

3rd: Jacka-Slater’s Cloverwood Duchess May
Another quality bitch unlucky to meet Jenny and Violetta. Pretty head good body and sound moving very well.

Veteran Bitch 1st: Deacon’s Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave
Beautiful bitch who certainly doesn?t look her 9 yrs. Good head wonderful teeth nice body covered in a gleaming pepper coat. Sound and happy mover. Best Veteran.

2nd: Bell’s Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence from Reidswire
Another one who doesn?t look her age. Lovely head, good body sound movement and good pepper coat.