SDDTC Open Show 2017

Cricklade Village Hall, 9th April 2017. Judge: Mrs Ann Deegan-Skitt

I would like to thank the officers and committee for the invitation to judge this lovely show. Thank you to those who made the wonderful entry of 50. My impression was of improved presentation and many wonderful crisp coats. I saw many new exhibitors who had a good standard of presentation and I wish good luck in the future in our wonderful breed. Many promising puppies and youngsters were present entered and visiting which bodes well for the breed. The sun shone on us for an enjoyable day.

Best Dog & BIS Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue
Reserve Best Dog Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish
Reserve Best Bitch Bell’s Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter
Best Puppy Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt
Best Veteran Powis & Wallen’s Venord Windchant

Minor Puppy Dog 1st: Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt
8 months and 1 day pepper boy with the crispest of coats which helped to earn him best puppy in show later. Strong head with lovely dandie expression Great length. Nice front and shoulder placement with nice unexaggerated rear angulation. Good length of loin and rib. Correct tail set and carriage. BPIS.

Puppy Dog 1st: Brown’s Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
Pepper youngster. Great head and expression. Good length of neck. Nice shoulder placement. Good length or rib and loin. Good rear angulation and tail carriage.Well presented, coat coming which cost him in puppy challenge. Moved well for his smart young handler.

Junior Dog 1st: Fear’s Barely Legal Coconut Caramel
17 months old mustard boy. Softest coat in the lineup but nicely put together dog. Good coming both ways with nice length or rib giving nice length of body.

2nd: Brown’s Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady

3rd: Milliner’s Ceilmear Golden Challenger at Millerim
Crispest coat in class. Slightly narrow
both ways.

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish
Pepper boy maturing nicely. Classic dandie head and expression. Great length and good length of rib and loin. Good shoulder placement and rear angulation. Well set on tail. Coat still coming. Stood alone but flowing dandie movement won him through to RBD.

Limit Dog 1st: Russell & Greenway’s Bardolynn’s O’Leary
2? year old mustard with crispest jacket. Stunning head with lovely head to fore face ratio. Good coming and going. Tail never stopped wagging making a happy showman. Nice length. Has type. Pushed hard in challenge. Like him a lot.

2nd: Booth’s Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
Pepper boy maturing well. Unlucky to meet 1 on the day and unsettled at times which cost him. Crispest of pepper coats. Great length. Better coming than going.

Open Dog 1st: Edwards’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue
5 yearly pepper I have watched over time. Crispest coat on a pepper! Lovely head shape and expression. Good coming and going. Balanced in length. Good shoulder placement. Nicely put together dandie. Today he strutted his stuff giving him BD & BIS.

2nd: Bell’s Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire
Good head and expression. Nice length. Better coming than going. Unlucky to meet 1 on top form on the day.

3rd: Youngs’s Inzievar The Goldsmith
Good looking mustard dog. Gorgeous head and expression. Crisp well presented coat. Looks the picture stacked. Moved well for his handler, just preferred front movement of class winner.

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

Veteran Dog 1st: Keevil-Bullock & Keevil’s Yazga Love The One You’re With
9 year old mustard with great crisp coat. Enjoying his day and full of happiness. Good length. Held toppling and tail carriage on the move.

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Tinsley’s Cloverwood Yours Truly
Eye-catching, delightful bundle of puppy. Gorgeous head and melting expression. Strong coat for a six month baby. Nicely put together. Lots of potential and should do well.

2nd: Davies’s Loudounhill Tranquil Iona
Lovely puppy handled well. Greater length than 1 with longer loin. Nice crisp coat for a youngster. Just preferred toppling of 1 on the day. Should mature nicely.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Russell’s Hawkesmill Karamel
Puppy enjoying her day with enthusiasm. Crisp coat, best length in class. Tail wagging. Moved well for her handler.

2nd: Davies’s Meriel’s Munnings
Mustard girl with mature coat.Nice shoulder placement. Balanced in length. Nice youngster.

3rd: Johnson’s Incantocani Florenza
Pepper girl. Nice outline. Moving well with her handler.

Res: Macdonald’s Hawkesmill Katrina

Junior Bitch 1st: McGuinness’s Siwop Secret Wish
13 mth old delightful mustard youngster. Very well presented. Moved and handled well. Slightly narrow coming towards but this can improve with maturity. Crisp coat. Nice baby.

Novice Bitch 1st: McGuinness’s Siwop Secret Wish

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Throup’s Cassencarrie Cleo Rose
Mustard. Delightful head and expression. Crisp coat and neat presentation. Good length. Moved well with owner.

2nd: Drake’s Tollcross Thistledown
Pepper girl with lovely head and soulful expression Longer than one with greater length of loin. Coat coming which cost her today. Well presented. Reluctant at times.

3rd: Keevil & Bullock’s Yazga Turbulent Indigo
Pepper girl coat coming. Sweet expression.

Limit Bitch 1st: Bell’s Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter
Mustard with strong head and fore face. Crispest coat. Greater length and gentler toppling which won her the class today. Overall type and balance won her through to RBB.

2nd: Garratt’s Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star
Strong head. Nice length but not that of 1. More exaggerated topline than 1. Well presented, happy showgirl.

Open Bitch 1st: Harcourt-Morris’s Dainty Dandies Royal Dutch Emma for Lenacourt
Well presented mustard bitch. Smaller type but nicely put together and so sound. Shorter than 2 but balanced. Feminine face and expression. Lovely on move, keeping her topline, moved well with young handler. Best topline in the line up. Pretty girl who sparkled in the challenge which won her BB.

2nd: Milliner’s Dandiroyal Ferrywiggle at Millerim
Lovely strong head and fore face. Greater length than 1. Coat condition was uneven which coast her today. Slightly wide coming towards. Preferred movement of 1.

Veteran Bitch 1st: Powis & Wallen’s Venord Windchant
Well conditioned 8 year veteran. Lovely head on a crisp coat. Nice length of body. Good coming and going. Moved so happily. Could not be denied BVIS.

2nd: Bell’s Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence from Reidswire
7 year old composed pepper. Well presented. Good length of body. Gentle correct topline. Unlucky to meet 1 on top form today.

3rd: Hughes’s Maganbar Apple Blossom
7 year old veteran. Good length. Enjoying her day.

Res: Milliner’s Dandaleith Advent Spice of Zanneus
Special 14 year old who did all that was asked of her with a true heart.