SDDTC Open Show 2016

Cricklade Village Hall, 10th April 2016. Judge: Dr Emma Greenway (Jollygaze).

I would like to sincerely thank the Club for the absolute privilege it was to judge this Show. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the general good sportsmanship of all the exhibitors. The standard of the exhibits gave me great hope for the future of the breed and there was a terrific depth of quality that at times made me really have to think hard about my placings. I was delighted to see so many correctly long dandies with great outlines. It was also super to see so many with correctly made fronts and good angulation.

Best Dog Bell’s Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire
Reserve Best Dog Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue
Best Bitch & BIS Jacka-Slater’s Cloverwood Duchess May
Reserve Best Bitch Nice’s Cassencarrie Cleo Rose
Best Puppy Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish
Best Veteran Buckley’s Dentgate Celebration

Minor Puppy Dog 1st: Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish
Lovely young pepper dog, with very pleasing length and outline. Well angulated though at this age a little wide in front when coming at you. Beautiful expression, dark eye and head of pleasing proportions. Interesting to see him in 2 years time! (Best Puppy)

Limit Dog 1st: Bell’s Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire
Quality pepper dog , well angulated, nice length and a well put together front. Sound moving. (Best Dog)

2nd: Jacka-Slater’s Pennywave Lone Ranger
Mustard dog of good length. A little finer throughout than my first place winner. Would have liked a little more spring of rib and would benefit from a little more angulation.

Open Dog 1st: Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue
A very pleasing well coated pepper dog with lovely outline. Beautiful, masculine head, well proportioned and lovely strong muzzle. Sound moving though a touch wide in front. A quality dog. (Reserve Best Dog)

2nd: Youngs’s Inzievar The Goldsmith
A quality mustard dog shown in excellent coat and condition. Needed a little more angulation fore and aft, but balanced and used what he had. Would have preferred a slightly shorter muzzle.

Veteran Dog 1st: Buckley’s Dentgate Celebration
A very well presented dog, in good coat and with an excellent outline, lovely tailset and happy disposition, obviously enjoying his day out. Sound moving and made the most of his assets. Would have preferred a lower set eye. (Best Veteran)

2nd: Kurg’s Ch. Etsill Scapa Flow
Balanced dog, with a pleasing outline. A little out of coat on the day.

3rd: Keevil-Bullock & Keevil’s Yazga Love The One You’re With

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Milton’s Puddockswell Hot Lips Houlihan at Wilmit
A lovely balanced youngster, sound moving and a happy disposition. Excellent front assembly who stood well over herself. A little light on coat on the day and would have preferred a lower set eye.

Junior Bitch 1st: Buckley’s German Dandies’ Violetta
Well presented mustard bitch with excellent length and outline. Sound moving and with lovely angulation. A balanced bitch of quality. Would have liked to have seen a little more undercoat present.

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Bell’s Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter
Overall a pleasing mustard bitch sound moving and of good length. Presented in excellent coat. Would have preferred a lower tail set.

2nd: Garratt’s Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star
Another well balanced sound moving bitch with a pleasing outline. Not much between her and my class winner. A littler wider in front.

3rd: Keevil-Bullock & Keevil’s Yazga Lady Of The Island

Res: Bromley’s Mishahda Vibrant Amber

VHC: Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies Royal Dutch Emma

Limit Bitch 1st: Jacka-Slater’s Cloverwood Duchess May
A quality mustard bitch, well presented and very feminine. Sound moving with a beautiful clean well angled front assembly. Pleasing head and lovely dark eye. Topline and rise over loin looked a little more curvy than ideal but felt much better under the hand. A beautiful bitch. (Best Bitch and Best in Show)

2nd: Bell’s Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence from Reidswire
Pepper bitch shown in good coat. Lovely length. Nice dark eye but would have preferred them lower set.

Open Bitch 1st: Nice’s Cassencarrie Cleo Rose
Another quality mustard bitch of good length and outline. Sound moving and with a pleasing front assembly. Would have liked a little more strength in muzzle.

2nd: Youngs’s Dentgate Opal
Pepper bitch again with correct length and outline. Balanced but would have liked a little more angulation all round.

3rd: Kurg’s Etsill Skara Brae

Res: Hughes’s Maganbar Apple Blossom

Veteran Bitch 1st: Kurg’s Puddockswell Hootin Annie at Etsill
A lovely little mustard bitch presented in good coat. Correctly balanced head with lovely dark eye and dandie expression. Moved soundly and used herself well.

2nd: Bromley’s Mishahda Tempting Touch
Pepper bitch a little bigger than 1st place winner. Good length and outline with a pleasing head. Carrying a little too much condition on the day.

3rd: Fry’s Dentgate Confetti