Birmingham National championship show
Keeping it Real at the National - WITH A blue sky over the Staffordshire Showground, a large red prize card hanging from the balcony and the beautiful flower archway leading into a flower-decorated best in show ring, it could only mean one thing… the show season is underway and it was time for Birmingham National championship show.
The society has a great set up which has worked for a number of years and uses all the space the showground can offer. There are 24 rings and a BIS ring set up in the seven buildings as well as a large and stable pavilion which is set up outside for the large or numerically large breeds over the four days.
The committee even works out the car parking and tries to make sure that exhibitors are parked as close to their rings and benching as possible.
The show has always hosted a large variety of trade stands with a number of them setting up inside and a handful braving the British weather outside the Bingley Hall.
This year the show had only a few changes of judge. Terry Balfour-Burgess judged Miniature Pinschers and the utility puppy group, Mike Vincent was a replacement judge for Schipperkes and Irene Hassell judged Japanese Akita Inu.
The officers and committee members of Birmingham Dog Show Society are always looking for ways to improve their show for future years and are open to new ideas. Over the years they have made a number of changes to help and encourage exhibitors to support the show.
For several years the show has held puppy and veteran groups, pre-judging them in another ring but allowing them all to experience the limelight in the BIS ring.
It also organises for a British Veterinary Association eye specialist to carry out eye tests over the for days, while a Good Citizen assessor is present so that dogs can take part in the bronze test and hopefully go home with a certificate and rosette.
This is one of the few shows that still holds both Young Kennel Club stakes and handling classes for the younger generation and many young handlers can be seen smiling when they realise they have won prize money which is provided by the society for first to fourth places. The society also provides a room in which are held jam-packed training days which are run by YKC helpers and members to help to encourage the up-and-coming handlers.
The society works with breed clubs, offering a room above the grandstand for committee meetings as well as providing a venue for three club shows, one of these being the Border Collies which had around 200 dogs entered at each show. Judging started in the National ring at 8.30am and in the club show ring at 9.15am.
The society also offers seminars run by Christina Chapman to encourage new exhibitors and to help, support and widen the knowledge of current exhibitors. These were well received and a number of new people who attended the seminars told Christina they are looking forward to exhibiting at their first dog show.
Secretary Jennie Griffiths said: “We’re fortunate to have a number of great stewards who come back every year and help us run a successful show.”
The society provides an unentered dog tent which is supervised by Rottweiler Rescue so that dogs can be well cared for while their owners are taking part in the show. A free daily draw is held for a number of great prizes with the winners announced on the speakers throughout the day.
The weather was lovely for most of the time and all the category three breeds passed their health checks.
Exhibitors and judges were kept refreshed around the group ring as the society offered free cake and drinks to all who had stayed to support the BOB winners. A lovely touch was that all dogs who were shortlisted but not placed in the group received a lovely ‘shortlisted’ ribbon when they left the ring.
After all the judging had been completed it was time for the finale. After the best in show judge Bill Browne-Cole was escorted into the ring to complete his seventh such appointment it was time for the seven group winners to enter the ring. After he assessed each group winner individually and moved them round to the top end of the ring it wasn’t long before the boards had been called for and Michael Coad was making his way to the BIS podium with his and Rich Smith’s Bichon Frisé Pamplona The Real McCoy, with Faye Bevis with her, her mother Carole and Rachael Corr’s Akita Ch Stecal’s Love At First Sight ot on his heels taking the RBIS spot.
After a lap of honour it was time for the youngsters to take to the BIS ring. Commentator Jenny Shorer-Wheeler announced each puppy group winner back into the ring and Bill did his individual assessments and watched them move around the ring once more. The board were called for and taking the top spot was Amelia and Annette Siddle’s Pointer Wilchrimane Frankel with the reserve spot going to Holly Attwood’s Pug Rhodenash Dream Chaser of Taftazini.
The final competition to be judged was best veteran and as the working winner was absent they were only six representatives. They put on a performance of a lifetime and Bill awarded BVIS to Sue Smith and Val Freer’s Samoyed Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer and reserve to Nigel, Jenny and Ben Egginton’s Spanish Water Dog Sp/Sw Ch Curioso de ka Ribera del Genil Valentisimo.
With another successful show done and dusted, who knows what the show season may bring. Could your dog be Birmingham 2018 BIS winner?
Report by Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons
The first group was the terrier group which started at 4pm. Having the pleasure of judging the 25 BOBs was terrier specialist Max King, Max awards CCs in 25 terrier breeds and has judged the group seven times.
He shortlisted eight dogs; the top four are featured in the photographs. The other four were Kath Johnson’s Border Terrier Ch Karison Kosta who gained his fourth CC; John Averis and Tony and Jean Barker’s Irish Terrier Ch/Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me who took her 20th CC, has many group placings as well as two wins and was top terrier ’16; Sue Breeze’s Skye Terrier Salena The Magnificent One was taking his third CC and has a G4; and Pam and John Clarke’s Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier Flaxela Weaver Of Dreams who won her second CC after previously taking a RCC.
Linda and Danny McGregor’s German-bred Miniature Bull Terrier Gwenevere Merlindan von Amadis took her crowning CC as did June Yates and Joanne Johnson’s Cairn Pendley Vivien, Margaret Evans’ Sealyham Nileda Great Expectations and John Finney’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier Ballindona Crafty Copper at Sanguliano.
Making breed history by taking a third CC and gaining her champion title was Wendy Tobijanski’s Cesky Terrier Janski Celtic Ceska.
Taking a first CC were Joanne Vickers’ Smooth Fox Terrier Eskwyre Funtime Frankie, and she also made up her Lakeland Terrier The Sweetest Thing.
Mervyn Thompson’s Wire Fox Terrier Ir Ch Burrencroft Lady Liz won a first CC as did Nick and Sonia Connell’s Welsh Terrier Sonorra Dirty Gertie.
Next to start in the best in show ring was the hound group which was judged by hound specialist Phil Freer who awards CCs in six hound breeds. Phil chose ten dogs from the 31 BOB winners present, among them Ann Warren’s Wire Dachshund Wagsford Lydia who had taken her third CC after three RCCs; Jane Howell’s Miniature Wire Fallowmill Sydney who took his first CC; Chris and Julie Amoo’s Irish Wolfhound Sade Brutus who was another first CC winner and has two RCCs, one at Crufts. They also took the BCC with his litter sister; Mr and Mrs Jarrett’s Norwegian Elkhound Rothenborg Oskar who took his third CC as did his litter sister; Paul and Liz Storey and Lena Piehl’s Rhodesian Ridgeback Ch Kiromol Midsummer Spirit who has four CCs; and David and Yvette Short’s Whippet Ch Collooney Whoopee Do Dora who gained her fourth CC and has a G4.
Taking a first CC in Ibizan Hounds was Vicki Woodcock’s Snowlief Turn The Page while Luke Johnston, Barry Mansell and Jocelyn Duddell’s Saluki Fernlark Schussboomer took her third CC.
The only group to be judged on Friday was the gundog which was judged by well known all-rounder Jeff Horswell, Jeff awards CCs in nearly 100 breeds across the seven groups and can judge all seven groups as well BIS.
He made a shortlist of nine breeds including Lynne Bowley’s Bracco Italiano Sh Ch Gunsyn Aafia who has a record ten CCs, was the first UK titleholder and has a G3 and G4; Sharon Pinkerton’s German Wirehaired Pointer Sh Ch Bareve Bontebokskraal took his 20th CC and also has several group placings; Richard Bott, Anthony Allen and Angela Morgan’s Swedish-bred Irish Setter Sh Ch Ember Red Hot Chillipepper of Quensha took his fourth CC and has a G3; Debbie Anstead’s Duck Toller Sh Ch/Int/Lux/Bel/Dutch Ch Riverwatcher Atka has seven CCs while overseas he has achieved 13 BOBs, CACIBs and CACs; and Adrian and Sharon Hughes’ Sussex Spaniel Ivcar Anything Goes who took his third CC after two RCCs.
Tim and Honor Harrison’s Welsh Springer Spaniel Glenbrows Picture Me Now took a crowning CC as did Nina Fleming’s Spinone Norw/Dutch Ch Redrue Cherriecola to Chandhally.
First CC winners included the Holtoms’ Field Spaniel Nadavin Strathspey at Rivandell, Stephen and Lynn O’Brien’s Labrador Retriever Maxfield Maybelline, Victoria Goldberg and Laura Keight’s Flat-coated Retriever Laurvic Talking Italian and the Poynters’ Gordon Setter Hernwood Prince Of Thieves.
Saturday’s groups started with the working group judged by well known all-rounder Rodney Oldham who can award CCs in over 40 breeds across five groups.
After judging the 24 BOB winners present Rodney selected eight for further consideration including Julie Lindley’s Bullmastiff Hyerdunscar The Big Tease handled by Bill Warren to take her third CC after a few RCCs; Gary Hooker, John Lockey and Margaret Armour’s Great Dane Ch Garsak Adaption who took her fourth CC. Paula and Hugo Oliveira and Pedro Brito’s Portuguese Water Dog Can/Am Gr Ch Claircreek Lusitano Oceano Atlantico who had made the trip from Portugal to attend his first UK show where he took his first CC; and Sarah Jane Heyes and Ellis Rees’ Siberian Husky Amical Tori who was handled by Caroline Friend-Rees to take her second CC after two RCCs. The kennel had a great day also taking the DCC with her brother.
Taking a first CC were Sandra Huckerby and Greg Dowell’s Boxer Geenawell Razmataz for Norwilbeck Bellchime, Jo George’s Giant Schnauzer Dasval Valeria Messalina and Doug and Caroline Lowes’ Russian-bred Tibetan Mastiff Legenda Tibeta Tsehovik.
Taking a crowning CC were Nick and Linda Sirett’s Rottweiler Alkido’s Einstein and Robert Staley and Sharon Brennan’s St Bernard Chandlimore Razzle Dazzle.
Judging the pastoral group was well known all-rounder Jean Lanning who awards CCs in over 60 breeds across the seven groups as well as judging all seven groups and BIS.
Jean selected ten breeds for further consideration including Melanie Spavin’s US-bred Australian Shepherd Ch Hearthside Man Of Mystery at Dialynne who took his 27th CC, he has a BIS, five groups and several group placings, was top pastoral ’15 and was the show’s champion stakes finalist; Shane and Linda Church and Babs Robinson’s Groenendael Ch Xanova Gunthar at Invanse who took his seventh CC; Annette Walters’ Border Collie Sh Ch Goytre Daddy's Saucie Girl who took her tenth CC; Joan Huck’s Lancaster Heeler Ch Leyeside Miss Bonnie who was top Heeler ’15 and ’16 with 14 CCs and four group placings; Susan Coe’s Norwegian Buhund Trelowen Big Daddy who was handled by Sue Cale to take her second CC after four RCCs; and Pedro Silva Brito’s Samoyed Port/Rus/Sp/Gib/Lux Ch Dorian Spring Charleen Lumiere De La Vie, Russian-bred from Portugal, who was attending her first UK show where she took her first CC.
The toy group was judged by Frank Kane, a well known all-rounder who can award CCs in over 100 breeds across the seven groups as well as being able to judge all seven groups and BIS.
He selected a shortlist of 11, among them Virginia Dowty, Adam Davidson and Kathy Begg’s Bolognese Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo who has over 30 BOBs, group placings in Ireland and was top rare breed last year as well as being top puppy all breeds ’15; Tony Allcock’s Dutch-bred Smooth Chihuahua Ch El La Qwinta's Chico's Angelina who took her 16th CC and was handled in the group by Sandra Stangoe; Donna Crow and Sanna Wrisnig’s Swedish-bred Chinese Crested Twice As Nice Seven Monkey Fury who gained a first CC after two RCCs; Tony Allcock’s Japanese Chin Ch Sleepyhollow Robson who has 14 CCs, four groups, two G3, two G4 and was top Chin last year; Jean and Tony Shepherd’s Miniature Pinscher Shetopa's Kiwi Crush who took a third CC after a couple of RCCs and a G2; Judith Gregory’s Papillion Ch Skyvana Reddy To Go to Tonkory who took her fourth CC in a row; and Teresa and Trevor Killick’s Pomeranian Klassna Call Me A Star of Travillon who took a first CC after three RCCs.
Drew McFarlane’s Pug Rhodenash Kotten Kane at Empugrium took his first CC as was Annette Harris’ Havanese Tiggerfield Double Delight at Mantafield.
Winning a third CC were Brenda Oades and Mrs Evans’ Pekingese Jadape Gordon Bennett by Brentoy and John Francis and Dee Blatchford’s English Toy Terrier Witchstone Not Apache On Me for Peopleton.
The last group to be judged was the utility which was assessed by utility specialist Keith Nathan who awards CC to over 30 breeds from the utility, pastoral and working groups.
Keith made a shortlist of eight dogs. Making this shortlist were Kayleigh, Julie and Chris Parkinson’s Spanish-bred Eurasier Ir Ch Xania de Eurasipomer at Kaydanmy who has seven BB, is the breed’s youngest open show BIS winner, has a group win in Ireland and has recently gained her Luxembourg title; Melanie Harwood’s Miniature Poodle Ch Minarets Best Kept Secret who took his sixth CC, has two groups and was RBIS at Crufts; Sandy Vincent’s Standard Poodle Khyzahra White Diamond who won her third CC after five RCCs; and Penny Smith’s Tibetan Spaniel Ch Torfness Scarlet Phancy who won her eighth CC, has a G2 and twice BOB at Crufts.
Third CCs went to Karen Davidson’s Miniature Schnauzer Wellingley Which Way Now and Stefano Paolontoni’s Italian-bred Toy Poodle Moon In Black -N dell Alberico.
Taking a first CC were Norman Davies’ Bulldog Milasha No Retreat Ocobo, Jenny Alexander’s Dalmatian Offordale Picasso, Vycki Brock and Vivienne Peterson’s German Spitz Mittel Jansanleis Polar Express to Pomkins who is ten months old and won his and his owners’ first CC at his third show, handled by Lisa Moir; Jan Mance’s Schipperke Ryeman Robin and Glenn Davies’ Tibetan Terrier Waterley Boogie Woogie.
Best in Show
Thanks to the officers & committee for inviting me to judge BIS, BP & BV. It was a great pleasure as everyone was so kind & hospitable.
BIS was Pamplona The Real McCoy, the aptly named Bichon, a 16 month old quality male, good for size, make & shape, so well presented & handled, a pleasure to see his sound positive movement.
RBIS was Ch Stecal’s Love At First Sight, the upstanding Akita bitch, excellent forehand, correct topline both standing & on the move, couldn’t stand wrong, pushed hard for top spot.
Best Puppy in show
BP was Wilchrimane Frankel, Pointer, quality through & through, gorgeous head & eye, superb topline & tail, great mover, has it all to go to the top.
RBP was Rhodenash Dream Chaser of Taftazini, Pug, beautiful eyes & mask, good for size & body condition, loved her sound typical movement, should do very well.
Best Veteran in Show
BV was Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer, Samoyed, in super coat & condition, liked his head & expression, good forehand, correct hindquarters used to advantage, didn’t stop showing.
RBV was Multi Ch Curioso de la Ribera del Genil Valentisimo, Spanish Water Dog, lovely 12 year old dog to go over, excellent lay of shoulder & front, good hindquarters, moved & showed like a 2 year old.
It was a great pleasure to judge the gundog group at this show, tinged with sadness as the late & much missed Meriel Hathaway had been the person to put me forward. I had a really enjoyable day, everything seemed to run smoothly.
I thought this was quite a strong group, certainly lot of dogs to consider for a further look. I did think too many lacked muscle, which was reflected when they moved. I whittled it down to 9 for a second look.
The contenders who didn’t quite get a place were: the Bracco, Sh Ch Gunsyn Aafia, who moved with the required long & elastic stride, ideal body proportions & a lovely coat & skin; GWP, Sh Ch Bareve Bontebokskraal, really strong dog who was a powerful mover, super head & in perfect coat; Irish Setter, Sh Ch Ember Red Hot Chilipepper of Quensha, one of many super veterans in the group. He is a very handsome dog, lovely head, eye & expression. Super body & firm in topline; Duck Toller, Sh Ch/Int/Lux/Bel/Dutch Ch Riverwatcher Atka, really liked his outline & balance, good head & very well put together; & the Sussex, Ivcar Anything Goes, beautiful head & a really typical Sussex expression, good to see the correct colour, he is so very sound & holds a perfect topline.
My winner was Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage, Irish R/W Setter, she really is the most lovely example of her breed & today was in top firm. She has a very good head, is so beautifully made, great body & a very good mover. The icing is her beautiful clear pearly white colour with red splashes.
G2 was Sh Ch Gloi Donn All Or Nothing at Stanegate, quite a young Irish Water Spaniel, he is a super mover, with that lovely clown like attitude. Very good front, correct ribcage, ideal proportions & in super bloom.
G3 was Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe, English Setter, so very feminine & typical. She has a good head & a lovely expression. Correct length of neck, grand body & uses her tail so very well moving.
G4 was Multi Ch Curioso de la Ribera del Genil Valentisimo, Spanish Water Dog, at 12 years old he is amazing, one of the very best movers in the group & he is so very fit & well muscled. I liked his proportions & sturdiness, has a firm topline & correct coat texture. Delighted to see him also win the strong veteran group under Liz Cartledge.
Gundog puppy group
I shortlisted the Bracchi, English Setter, Pointer, C/c Retriever, Cocker, Labrador & Weimaraner.
After a further look I pulled out PG1 the Pointer, Wilchrimane Frankel, good head, bone & feet, lovely body & good gleaming coat & hard condition. Kept her topline well on the move & was obviously enjoying every minute.
PG2 the Cocker, Manchela Where The Heart Is, what a lovely o/r, excelled in head & expression, good quarters, excellent coat & condition, just lost out to 1st as she was a little unsettled on the final move.
PG3 the Bracchi, Braccorions Just As You Are at Elfrindew, I fell for this bitch, in the most lovely hard condition with a gentle expression, excelled in hindquarters & true movement.
PG4 the C/c Retriever, Brightmeadow Never Say Die, mature boy, good straight front, nice size, in good curl & crisp coat for age. Good topline & moved well both ways.
Many thanks to every owner of the breed puppy winners for staying, it’s a long day for youngsters.
I had a most enjoyable day judging what I felt was my strongest hound group to date. So a big thank you must go to the breed judges for the quality of the BOBs they sent through for me to judge. The National is always one of my favourite shows of the year. A well organised show with very friendly committee & excellent hospitality. The National holds a special place with me as it was my first show at which I awarded CCs. Thank you once again to the officers & committee.
My final shortlist of ten consisted of the Afghan, PBGV, Beagle, W/h Dachs, Min W/h Dachs, Finnish Spitz, Wolfhound, Elkhound, Ridgeback & the Whippet.
In 1st place came the PBGV, Ch Soletrader Magic Mike, this young dog just typifies the breed & shouts Petit. So well balanced with excellent outline & correct height to length body proportions. His head proportions are spot on, with dark eye & good pigment. His presentation fits the Standard. Very pleasing to go over on the table. On the move he excels, so sound & parallel on the out & back with excellent side gait & tail carriage.
G2 the Beagle, Ch Dialynne Peter Piper, very close up to my winner. Loved his balance & outline. Masculine head without coarseness. Dark eye giving mild appealing expression. Clean well laid shoulder, level back & well set tail. Excels in side gait covering the ground with ease.
G3 the Finnish Spitz, Ch/Ir Ch Kunniakas Look No Further for Whittimere, this 8 year old male with bright, lively, almond shaped eyes & mobile ears. Well proportioned almost square body. Never put a foot wrong moving with a light & springy gait that was quick & graceful with drive. A credit to the breed.
G4 the Afghan, Saxonmill Rum Tum Ricochet, a young 22 month old male who has good outline & is well balanced. Proud head carriage, clean well laid shoulder & level back. Powerful hindquarters. Moved soundly out & back & covered the ground with a smooth & springy side gait.
Hound puppy group
A big thank you to the National & the officers & committee for the invitation to judge the hound puppy group. It is always a very enjoyable experience to judge such a lovely collection of puppies! I was spoilt for choice for a shortlist. So many of them I am sure will go on to become future champions!
I shortlisted the Basset, Beagle, S/h Dachs, Min W/h Dachs, Deerhound, Wolfhound, Pharaoh Hound, Saluki & Whippet.
PG1 was Quincerhound Britney of Dialynne, my winner was the most feminine Beagle who has excellent breed type. From her well proportioned head, dark eyes giving that lovely soft Beagle expression to her beautiful balanced body. She was sound on the move with a lovely attitude. She put up a foot perfect performance to win a very strong hound puppy group!
PG2 was Tiobraid Solo Venture to Kilbourne, a very elegant & dignified Deerhound of lovely breed type. Correct head & dark eyes. He is of good bone, size & balance. On the move he is a joy to watch, long strides & so sound for one so young. Should have a great future! I could have taken him home!
PG3 was Bromp Brian Smart, a very promising r/w Basset dog who has everything in the right place but still very much a baby. Sound on the move & has good breed type! Should have a bright future.
PG4 was Lauralee To The Manor Born, a beautiful red S/h Dachs who has so much to like! A head of correct proportions with a lovely dark eye. Pleasing front assembly, prominent breast bone, correct shoulders & well ribbed. She is well balanced with no sign of coarseness. She is sound on the move & kept a good outline standing & moving. Shall watch her future with interest.
Hound veteran group
VG1 was Ch/Ir Ch Kunniakas Look No Further for Whittimere, Finnish Spitz dog, I judged this dog years ago when he was quite young, it was lovely today to see him at 8 years in his full mature glory. Such quality, showing strength good construction & soundness. He really moved round that ring looking so impressive. Hard to believe he is now a veteran
VG2 was Ch Bronia Lotario, L/h Dachshund, this boy flowed from head to tail so balanced. In great condition he gleamed. Such a handsome boy with everything in the right place, he really appealed.
VG3 was Ch/Am Dual Ch Bensarka Phoenix Sun, S/h Dachshund, this lad caught my eye for his elegance & balance, Lovely filled in head, forechest & sweep of keel. Strong topline & good bone, rounded croup, well set tail & carriage in all a very attractive dog.
VG4 was Ch Ithim Agus Suim, Elkhound dog, I love this old boy having watched him from puppyhood to now at 11 years. Still so active & full of character. A lovely positive mover & quality boy.
I have many happy memories of judging at the National Dog Show, & particularly when I had the great honour of judging BIS at the 150th anniversary celebration. We have much to thank the early Victorians for, great visionaries, they establishing the first dog show. England ‘the cradle’ of what is now a worldwide sport & hobby. All that is the very best in pedigree dogs.
For me, & so many others the late Meriel Hathaway will always be synonymous with the National Show & its continued progress in modern times. This event runs like a well oiled highly polished machine, staffed by professionals. In fact from the committee & the many helpers involved in this huge event, most of their time is given free gratis & for nothing. We have much to thank these volunteer workers for. Hospitality as usual second to none. It was good to see the new president Keith Young & his wife June very much part of the show & helping to look after the many guests.
My job was to judge the pastoral group. Some really good dogs to go over. My first cut was the Aus Shepherd, Bearded Collie, Groenendael, Border Collie, Smooth Collie, Lancashire Heeler, Buhund, Polish Lowland, Samoyed & Pem Corgi.
A second appraisal & it was down to the final four.
The Beardie Collie, a breed which has maintained a high order of excellence over the years, Ch Potterdale Platinum Plus, breed type par excellence, with correct hard flat coat. Moving out & covering the ground & holding his topline with correct tail carriage.
G2 the Polish Lowland, Ch Mybeards Hero, also a true representative of the Standard. Built right moves right, with the dense, harsh coat which is so necessary for this hardy breed.
G3 the Smooth Collie, Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth, another who is true to type, well balanced, completely sound on the move with correct topline. A credit to the breed. It would be good if we could see more Rough Collies move with such precision.
G4 the Pem Corgi, Ch Pemcader Thunderball, came comfortably in here. His immaculate presentation, correct front & sound movement, will always make him a contender.
Pastoral puppy group
I am very grateful to the officers & committee of the National for giving me the opportunity of going over these lovely pastoral puppies.
I selected nine from the line-up for further consideration which were: Aus Shepherd, Groenendael, Border Collie, Catalan Sheepdog, OES, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, PMD, Samoyed & Sheltie.
My winner & thus PG1 was Allmark The Sequel, Aus Shepherd, a 6½ month old dog. Good size & shape with pleasing head & neck, correct front & topline. Moving like a pro both front & rear & making the best of the large ring. Expertly handled as normal.
PG2 was Edglonian Starlet, Sheltie, 11½ months bitch. Correct size & shape. Excellent expression & head size. Well used ears, & correct length of neck, good front & shoulders, good topline & very good quarters. Pleasing on the move.
PG3 was Kanamaren Trick Of The Tail at Borderbeau, Border Collie, 11½ months dog. Still has a touch more growing to do. Good head & neck with good front & feet. Good depth of brisket for his age. Correct topline & strong in hindquarters, used the ring well on the move.
PG4 was Easy To Love Carpathian White Smile for Blosdsdomrai, Samoyed, 7 month old dog. Good in size & shape. Excellent head & expression with correct length of neck. Correct front & feet. Good body for his age & correct topline. Pleasing on the move.
I wouldn’t be surprised if all four gained their titles in the months to come. A very pleasing group.
I would like to express my appreciation to the officers & committee of the society for inviting me to judge the terrier group. Their hard work in organising & running the show was evident throughout the day & I also thank the respective breed judges for sending forward fine examples of their respective breeds causing me to have to make many close decisions.
The group was well represented with just the Glen of Imaal & the Scottish Terrier unable to stay. From the remainder I shortlisted 8 for further consideration including the Border, Karison Kosta; Irish, Ch/Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me; Skye, Salena The Magnificent One; & SCWT, Flaxela Weaver Of Dreams.
G1 went to the Manchester Terrier, Ch Digelsa Declaration, one I have previously awarded top breed honours to & today had no reason to change my mind, for me he fits the Standard as required being compact elegant & sound, his outgoing temperament is what makes this dog, well made throughout & many positive breed virtues, just needed to settle down on the move more to show himself to advantage.
G2 was awarded to the Kerry Blue, Ch Torum’s Cairo Fred, well presented & handled to get the most out of him, good head proportions, strong neck flowing into well made shoulders, short coupled body with well sprung ribs, well angulated rear which producing good driving movement, coat in good condition.
I awarded G3 to the Parson Russell, Ch Alncroft I Spy, this bitch is another who is an ideal fit to the Standard & another who have previously given top honours to, the most recent being BOB at Crufts, loved feminine appearance yet retaining breed characteristics & looking capable of doing an honest day’s work.
For G4 I placed the Bull Terrier, Fortifeyed Beauty at Aricon, very well balanced dog, muscular throughout with any sign of coarseness, head of good shape & proportions, neat eye & well set ears, giving that typical breed expression, strong neck, nice length of body, soundly made rear construction.
Terrier puppy group
My thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge my first puppy group.
I shortlisted the Border, Irish, Jack Russell, Kerry Blue, Norwich, Parson Russell, Skye & SCWT.
PG1 was Fantasa Blonde Rufus, an eyecatching SCWT, loved his head shape with dark eyes, ears well set, good in shoulders & body, strong hindquarters, stifles well bent, hocks well let down, in good coat & colour, moved & showed well, looking good from all angles.
PG2 was Kreatin Extra Mile, loved this young Norwich, so outgoing, wedged shape head, clear dark eyes, ears well set & used, short compact body, good bone & muscle, in very good coat, even after a long day a happy moving dog, never stopped showing.
PG3 was Balliswells Glengyle at Glebeheath, Border, liked his shape, typical otter head, short strong muzzle, narrow front legs of good bone, spannable, harsh coat, thick pelt, well set tail, good hindquarters, moving well both ways.
PG4 was Frisco Kiaora at Jeraro, Skye, strong head with well set pricked ears, just enough neck into a long level back. Nicely bodied for one so young, hindquarters strong with good angulation, in correct coat, looked good on the move.
Terrier veteran group
Some grand dogs competing here, with a shortlist that would be fitting for an ‘adult’ group.
VG1 was Ch Kewaunee Pocahontas for Powerpack, Stafford, lovely feminine lady, but still full of strength. Loved her expression. She has a very well proportioned head, nice width of chest, well ribbed with well muscled rear. Sound as they come & in gleaming condition.
VG2 was Am/Can/Int Ch Sulan Fancy That, Border Terrier, in super jacket & very well balanced. Liked her head & powerful jaw. Lengthy neck, well balanced in her angulations & the best of toplines.
VG3 was Janski Celtic Ceska, Cesky, so very typical, & a sound mover with correct tail carriage. Strong jaw, correct neck, super body, correct rising topline & a very strong rear.
VG4 was Glorfindel Secret Shadow at Kilfinan, Skye, liked his strength all through. The most lovely head, lengthy neck. Well ribbed and holds a super topline. Well made rear, so very well muscled still.
This was quite an even group, hence a first cut of 11 dogs for further consideration & there were others not far behind.
The first was comprised of Bolognese, S/c Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Japanese Chin, Min Pin, Papillon, Pomeranian; & the four placed dogs.
In 4th spot was the young Maltese, Diamond Gemeni Out Of Control at Snowkai, who had won his first CC on the day. He made a lovely picture in outline, rock hard topline standing & moving, a beautifully presented silky coat & excellent movement. His head, eyes & pigmentation are beautiful. He is top size but also top quality & gave a very good performance earning him this well deserved place.
For third place I chose the Italian Greyhound bitch, Ch Florita Tueletta, who is a lovely curvy shape which she holds on the move with her stylish high stepping action which is pretty accurate. She has elegance in head & expression, fine bone & lovely coat & skin.
Runner up was the Yorkshire Terrier, Int/Jap Ch Jap My Precious JP Kagayaki, who looked well with her steel blue body coat with correct texture & cool to the touch. Her tan is good & underneath the coat she is well constructed & this was evident in her action, & she held her topline firmly. Beautifully feminine in the head. Animated & confident in her carriage.
Winner for me was the young Bichon, Pamplona The Real McCoy, another winning his first CC. I loved his balance & carriage round the ring from his entrance into the group & examination on the table revealed a truly beautiful head & eye, excellent pigmentation, a well constructed body & good coat. He really motored round the ring driven by a very strong rear. I think he has a good future, & I was delighted to see him win BIS under Bill Browne-Cole.
Pastoral veteran group
It was a pleasure for me to judge these veterans & I was especially pleased to see in the great majority, their excellent clean dentition, always a sign of good husbandry & care. It takes a hard heart to leave any of them out of the cut & many of them had won well under me in the past but it’s a hard necessity of the sport so my shortlisted dogs included the Groenendael, Border Collie, Puli, Lancashire Heeler, Buhund, & Pyreneana.
In fourth spot was the Pembroke Corgi bitch, Ch Chawton Call Me Madam at Cottivy, appealed for her type & balance, firm topline & ultra sound movement. She appealed greatly in head & expression.
In third place was the b/m Rough Collie, Ch Brilyn Platinum Lustre, a pleasure to see her go with light stride & confidence, holding her outline. She is a lovely colour & well proportioned & full of quality.
Runner up was the Shetland Sheepdog, Ch Rannerdale Star O’ The North, who floated round the ring seemingly effortless in her stride. She is beautiful quality all through.
However there was no denying the sparkling Samoyed, Ch Nikara Diamond Dancer, who is for me a very special dog & great mover. I made him BIS at the LKA several years ago & I think he looks as good as ever. He came back on Sunday to win BVIS.
Toy puppy group
This has to be one of the nicest jobs when you are a judge & today I had the pleasure of seeing some really promising toy youngsters.
Although not placed I included the Bichon, L/c Chihuahua, Lowchen & Pomeranian in my shortlist.
PG4 was a charming Italian Greyhound, Itib Imagineer, a nicely constructed fawn youngster, delightful headpiece, beautiful eyes & expression, long neck, well defined withers, eye pleasing backline & that graceful arch leading to sweeping hindquarters. His coat is so fine & he showed a pleasing, even stride as he went around the ring.
PG3 was a quite charming Maltese, Shawhills A Star Is Born, & she drifted into the ring looking quite immaculate, lovely headpiece super pigmentation. So well ribbed, level backed & a delight to go over. Stepped out with much gusto & once she settles a little, I’m sure she will go far.
PG2 was a gorgeous young b/m red Pekingese bitch, Pekehuis It’s Simply Magic, compact, big ribbed, little neck, so well boned in extremely good coat, high set tail & her headpiece is something special. Wide, shallow, excellent nose, no wrinkle, well set ears & such winning dark, large eyes. She moved around the ring with all the zest & self belief in a fearless manner & surely she is going to be a big success in the breed.
However, my heart was stolen by the young Pug, Rhodenash Dream Chaser of Taftazini, b/m fawn of stunning quality, especially her head. Beautifully worked yet not overdone, with lots of detail, neat ears, gorgeous eyes & expression, so compact in body with excellent ribs, tight tail, well hammed & her action was so very good. So she was PG1 & on my return home I was thrilled to learn that she had won RBPIS under the Travella expert Bill Browne-Cole. Congratulations!
It was a special honour to be invited to judge this group at our countries oldest and prestigious show, I must thank the committee.
It was an excellently balanced, spacious ring with every breed present and indeed there were very many top quality dogs present making the experience even more enjoyable and quite a few excellent dogs didn’t make the cut.
I kept eight in for the final run off which were, Akita, Eurasier, Japanese Shiba Inu, Lhasa Apso, Miniature Poodle, Standard Poodle, Shar-Pei & Tibetan Spaniel.
The final nod had to go to the Akita bitch, Ch Stecal’s Love At First Sight, she is so aptly named, it was for me! when I gave her a CC last year and today she was even better. She came into the ring & owned it, never put a foot wrong, I love her size and proportions, brilliant, clear markings and the most fabulous, feminine head with good cheeks and a glorious expression. She is so well put together and is a picture standing and a thrill on the move, totally sound. I was delighted that she went RBIS.
G2 was awarded to the Japanese Shiba Inu, Ch/Am/Cro Ch Vormund Leonardo Dicaprio, wonderful colour dog who exudes ‘type’ & essence. He is correct for size & proportions, has a super, masculine head, correct eyes & super cheeks. I love his harsh jacket. He has the correct rib depth to height proportions & excellent angles. His movement is a delight a dog that just would not be ignored.
Into G3 came the Shar-Pei, Ch Ashowai Taste Of Diamonds, a top quality bitch, right for size & balance with the correct rise over the loins, she has a beautiful head & clear eyes with neat triangular ears she has correct front & rear angles, just the right amount of wrinkle, well muscled she is so sound & stylish, really fills your eye.
G4 was won by the Lhasa, Sandauri Showstopper of Kutani, a very honest dog without exaggeration, correct in head, super expression, excellent rib & topline with correct tail such a sound, well made dog & of correct size & proportions finished with a quality coat. I have to say again, it was a group with so many top quality dogs.
Utility puppy group
PG1 was Dvojica Chilli Chutney for Wrendragge, Dalmatian, this bitch took my eye as soon as she entered the ring & she was so sound on the move, so true coming & going, also made a beautiful outline when stood, very attractive head & graceful neck onto a clean front, nice rear & tail carriage.
PG2 was Vormund Butterfly Effect, Shiba bitch, this kennel always seems to produce the goods when it comes to Shibas. Head was exhibiting that characteristic blunt triangle with that wonderful Japanese expression & typical forward pointing ears, making a gorgeous outline when stood & storming round the ring.
PG3 was Wildax Three Times A Lady, Boston, what a gorgeous little girl with a Standard headpiece & strong ears & alert expression, super shape & size, so square & well bodied for a youngster, so well balanced & what a showgirl for her handler when stood & well controlled on the move, should have a bright future.
PG4 was Argo Stecal’s Ami Mignone, Akita, another kennel that seems to produce some of the best Akitas in the ring & a handler who knows what she is doing & after all that is part of the total picture & what a picture they make, very much all male no mistaking, ears carried forward on this super headed male & so well bodied with a good strong neck & nice tight elbows, striding round the ring with ease taking powerful steps.
TERENCE D D BALFOUR-BURGESS
Utility veteran group
VG1 was Ch Alilah’s Very Impressed at Waterley, shaded gold Tibetan Terrier bitch of outstanding type & so full of quality. Balanced head, good neck & shoulder, so well proportioned & in great coat of correct texture that was beautifully presented. Moved so soundly.
VG2 was Ch Shulune Ice Phantom of Dalamanti, handsome Dalmatian, all male but still with a look of quality. Impressed in outline & moved with power & style.
VG3 was Ch Michandy Great Expectation by Navarre, black Miniature Poodle bitch who holds her form well. Beautifully chiselled head with wicked eye, so well balanced & in great condition with excellent coat texture. Moved soundly, just lost.
AFGHANS (Mrs C Brooks) – D: Hall’s *Saxonmill Rum Tum Ricochet. B: Hitch & Barley’s Zhivias Sunrise Surprise of Zendushkas.
BASENJIS (M Gibson) – D: Dunsdon & Grayson’s *Abuluka Natemba for Embeau. B: Stewart’s Ch Faraoland Miss Flirtation.
BASSETS FAUVES DE BRETAGNE (C D Ashmore) – D: Turton’s *Ch Shiroblam Hot Toddy. B: Ellrich & Ellrich’s Ch Blevwil Enchantress over Malrich.
GBGV (J Horswell) – D: Buchanan & Maclaren’s *Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Cartier. B: McGregor & McGregor’s Claela Beauvoir Sur Mer.
PBGV (F Kane) – D: Robertson & Doherty’s *Ch Soletrader Magic Mike. B: Osbourne’s Ch Debucher Jezebel at Braego.
BASSETS (Ms L Cudlip) – D: Beale & Newman’s Woferlow Kayne West. B: Pearson’s *Roamanbay Russia With Love to Armardio.
BEAGLES (C K Thornton) – D: Spavin’s *Ch Dialynne Peter Piper. B: Jones & Jepson’s Ch Eardley Jay Walking.
BLOODHOUNDS (P Jolley) – D: Priestley’s Ch Railside Pluto at Quikotic. B: Higginbottom’s *Ch Railside Phyllis.
BORZOIS (Mrs J Peak) – D: Pinkerton’s *Ujay Kalinow at Menigma. B: Sutton’s Trancas Queen Bee.
DACHSHUND, L/H (J Horswell) – D: McNaughton’s *Ch Cedavoch The Alchemist. B: Mitchell’s Bronia Precious Legacy.
DACHSHUNDS, MIN L/H (D W Fellows) – D: Wood’s *Wildstar Wrobinson. B: Lockett-Walters’ Ralines Kandi Kisses.
DACHSHUNDS, S/H (Mrs H Caple) – D: Armstrong’s *Ch Lauralee Nicholas Nickleby. B: Hunt’s Lauralee Miss Marple at Carpaccio.
DACHSHUNDS, MIN S/H (Mrs H Caple) – D: Ergis’ Ch Siouxline Aaron. B: Russell’s *Russteck Plum Duff.
DACHSHUNDS, W/H (D W Fellows) – D: Sorensen’s Jethard Just Jive. B: Warren’s *Wagsford Lydia.
DACHSHUNDS, MIN W/H (M Caple) – D: Howells’ *Fallowmill Sydney. B: Smith & Moon’s Drakesleat Prim N’ Proper for Alncroft.
DEERHOUNDS (A H Brace) – D: Finnett & Heathcote’s *Ch Hyndsight Desperado. B: Bailey’s Greyflax Lady Sings The Blu’s.
FINNISH SPITZ (Miss D Spavin) – D: Greaves’ *Ch/Ir Ch Kunniakas Look No Further for Whittimer. B: Byrne & Cavill’s Kekkeruusin Emma through Toveri.
GREYHOUNDS (Mrs S Rabey-Wilkinson) – D: Fitzgerald’s *Boughton Bold And Brave of Dawnchase. B: Spacey’s Pineron Patty Estet Classic at Hallimans.
IBIZANS (Mrs J Peak) – D: Woodcock’s *Snowlief Turn The Page. B: Egan & Catchpole’s Ch Snowlief Prime Mover.
IRISH WOLFHOUNDS (C D Ashmore) – D: Amoo’s *Sade Brutus. B: Amoo’s Sade Prudence.
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUNDS (J Horswell) – D: Jarrett’s *Rothenborg Oskar. B: Cowper’s Rothenborg Otta.
OTTERHOUNDS (F Kane) – D: McConville’s *Ch Ottaryx Moreton. B: Lerego, Court & Pearce’s Teckelgarth Myrtle.
PHARAOHS (M Caple) – D: Dawson’s *Ch Kurriera Orlando at Lyncris. B: Thomas’ Annatefkah Thema at Rubasu.
RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS (Miss E W Newton) – D: Craven & Mackfall’s Ch Hespa Henry Higgins. B: Storey & Piehl’s *Ch Kiromol Midsummer Spirit.
SALUKIS (Miss J Dove) – D: de Souza’s Sufeina Jebel Ali. B: Mansell, Duddell & Johnston’s *Fernlark Schussboomer.
WHIPPETS (W Moore) – D: Smith’s Collooney Jayhawk. B: Short’s *Ch Collooney Whoopee Do Dora.
AIREDALES (M Vickers) – D: Jackson & Swash’s Jokyl Wish List. B: Fernandez & Purnell’s *Ch Jokyl Gold Star.
AUSTRALIAN TERRIERS (Mrs P Meacham) – D: Stoddart & Stubbs’ *Ir Ch Millvalley Shades Of Red. B: Nottingham & Dunbar’s Silhill Pops.
BEDLINGTONS (R Crooks) – D: Davies’ Honeymist Blue Bols. B: Davies’ *Ch Honeymist Posh Dreamz.
BORDER TERRIERS (T Tuck) – D: Johnson’s *Karison Kosta. B: Brannan & Kelly’s Brankell Double Or Quits.
BULL TERRIERS (R Lamonby) – D: Stanley’s *Fortifeyed With Beauty at Aricon. B: Joyce’s Dikram Devil May Dare.
BULL TERRIERS, MIN (R Lamonby) – D: Dobbin’s Ch Debully Shooting Star. B: McGregor’s *Gwenevere Merlindan von Amadis.
CAIRNS (Mrs E Short) – D: Catto’s Birselaw Stay With Me. B: Yates & Johnson’s *Pendley Vivien.
CESKYS (Mrs L Matthews) – D: Tobijanski’s Janski Ceskasson Blue Moon. B: Tobijanski’s *Janski Celtic Ceska.
DANDIE DINMONTS (M Phillips) – D: Deacon & Hill’s *Am Gr Ch Pennywise On The Road Again. B: Tinsley’s Cloverwood Totally Devoted.
FOX TERRIERS, SMOOTH (R Crooks) – D: Vickers’ *Eskwyre Funtime Frankie. B: Griffiths’ Ch Yoxella Wish List.
FOX TERRIERS, WIRE (P Wilkinson) – D: Pearce & Duesmann’s Be’s Evergreen at Alkinra. B: Thompson’s *Ir Ch Burrencroft Lady Liz.
GLEN OF IMAALS (R Bill) – D: Sage’s *Romainville Fast N’furious at Wickholm. B: George & Garnham’s Romainville Fade To Grey.
IRISH TERRIERS (J Watson) – D: Anderson’s Ben-Oskar vom Obersten Holz at Kerrykeel. B: Barker & Averis’ *Ch/Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me.
KERRY BLUES (Mrs M Bradley) – D: Ramsay’s *Ch Torum’s Cairo Fred. B: Hetherington’s Irisblu Aiveen for Newent.
LAKELANDS (M Phillips) – D: Ensell’s Nujax Kings Road at Nemiah. B: Vickers’ *The Sweetest Thing.
MANCHESTERS (P Wilkinson) – D: Carter’s *Ch Digelsa Declaration. B: Oxley’s Digelsa D’ Amour.
NORFOLKS (P Wilkinson) – D: Horne’s *Marchdens Mark My Words. B: Thompson-Morgan’s Belleville Ovation.
NORWICH TERRIERS (M Vickers) – D: Crawley & Baldwin’s Ch Ragus Jump The Gun. B: Tate’s *Ch Jaeva Maid Of Honour.
PARSON RUSSELLS (R Bigland) – D: Yerbury’s Beauforts Charles James. B: Smith & Moon’s *Ch Alncroft I Spy.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS (R Hill) – D: Pagram’s *Torcraig Sydnificant. B: Pagram’s Ch Torcraig Sea Pearl.
SEALYHAMS (J Watson) – D: Winsley’s Ch Eleighwater Alfio. B: Evans’ *Nileda Great Expectations.
SKYES (M Phillips) – D: Breeze’s *Salena The Magnificent One. B: Whincup’s Bunnybois Inspiration.
SCWT (R Crooks) – D: Meister & Brooks’ Silkcroft Crests Of Waves. B: Clarke’s *Flaxela Weaver Of Dreams.
STAFFORDS (H Coble) – D: Finney’s *Ballindona Crafty Copper at Sanguliano. B: Scotland’s Callastaff Moon River.
WELSH TERRIERS (R A Hunt) – D: Witmond’s Tiltser Double O’seven. B: Connell’s *Sonorra Dirty Gertie.
WHWT (T West) – D: Steemson’s *Multi Ch Bocans Backin Business. B: Burns & Burns’ Ch Burneze Billie On Air.
CIRNECHI (P Jolley) – D: Farleigh’s Kinabula’a Tonioli. B: Farleigh’s *Kinabula’s Majolica.
FOXHOUNDS (C K Thornton) – D: Griffiths’ Dazzleby Chorister. B: Griffiths’ *Dutch Ch Dazzleby Dandelion.
HAMILTONSTOVARE (Miss D Spavin) – D: Walker & Leigh’s Flixtonia Blaze Of Glory D. Briant’s *Sufayre Angels Kiss.
PORTUGUESE PODENGOS (C K Thornton) – D: Pedder & Watts’ *Houla’s American Boy. B: Folds’ Jaflings Manha Magica.
SLOUGHIS (P Jolley) – D: Smith & Hunter’s Int/Dutch/Bel Ch Sahsheer Sandara. B: Chapman-Damms’ *Int Ch Sahsheer Shiana Khali.
JACK RUSSELLS (R Bigland) – D: Barker’s *Monamour Over The Rainbow. B: Robertson’s Hunter Hawk Honour with Soletrader.
IMPORTED REGISTER (Mrs G J Lilley) – D: McDonald-Ulliott’s Griffon Fauve, *Hibeck Dino. B: McDonald-Ulliott’s Griffon Fauve, Hibeck Agatha Lady.
BRACCHI (Dr M Ivaldi) – D: Ahrens-Primavera & Primavera’s Ch Sobers Atticus. B: Bowley’s *Sh Ch Gunsyn Aafia.
BRITTANYS (Mrs A Moss) – D: Yarrow’s *Sh Ch Bonapartist Grenadier. B: Tully’s Sh Ch Highclare Flaming Nora.
ENGLISH SETTERS (Mrs M Gittins) – D: Collier’s Sh Ch Gamerights Mr Blue Sky at Roszarke. B: Dennis & Roffey’s *Sh Ch Mariglen Xanthe.
GSP (A Rose) – D: Adams’ *Barleyarch Ariat. B: Whitehouse’s Kazanpaul Creme De La Creme.
GWP (Miss J Lanning) – D: Pinkerton’s *Sh Ch Bareve Bontebokskraal. B: Hewins’ Kimmax Katch Up.
GORDON SETTERS (Mrs S Sheppard) – D: Poynter & Poynter’s *Hernwood Prince Of Thieves. B: Sandiford & Keens’ Hernwood Luna Eclipse.
HUNGARIAN VIZSLAS (C Hill) – D: Townsend’s *Daxpack Risk Taker Rainscote. B: Layton’s Sh Ch Layways Lana Del Ray.
HUNGARIAN W/H VIZSLAS (R Stafford) – D: Upton’s Sh Ch Tragus Fox Appeal. B: Newman’s *Ch Morganna Star Anise.
IRISH R/W SETTERS (C Bexon) – D: Barney & Howatson’s Sh Ch Killary’s Grand Venture with Vanders and Romaunt. B: Tattersall’s *Sh Ch Alanea Summer Cottage.
IRISH SETTERS (Mrs L Salamon) – D: Bott, Allen & Morgan’s *Sh Ch Ember Red Hot Chilipepper of Quensha. B: Armitage’s Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream.
ITALIAN SPINONI (Miss J Lanning) – D: Roberts’ Sh Ch Bannonbrig Likely Lad. B: Fleming’s Int/Norw/Dan Ch Redrue Cherriecola to Chandhally.
LARGE MUNSTERLANDERS (Mrs J Darby) – D: Siddons’ Fulaluv Beyond Belief. B: Ogle & Butler’s *Ch Raycris Freya.
POINTERS (Mrs C Coode) – D: Harrison’s *Sh Ch Millpoint Heat Wave. B: Harrison’s Millpoint Hopes N’ Dreams.
RETRIEVERS, CHESAPEAKE BAY (Mrs C A Coode) – D: Morris’ *Ch/Sw Ch Penrose Jack Tar. B: Mayhew’s Sh Ch Arnac Bay Flax.
RETRIEVERS, C/C (F Kane) – D: Davies & Bradstock’s *Sh Ch Kagemusha Bertie Bayleaf con Redanimo. B: Stephens’ Sh Ch Brightmeadow Just One Look.
RETRIEVERS, F/C (Ms D Hall) – D: Goldberg & Keight’s *Laurvic Talking Italian. B: Ross’ Sh Ch Islstrom Torrachilty.
RETRIEVERS, GOLDEN (A H Brace) – D: Stevens & Hadden’s *Sh Ch/Ir Ch Gunhills January Master. B: Archibald & Archibald’s Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Abinvale Mystic River.
RETRIEVERS, LABRADOR (Mrs A Lavelle) – D: Lambert’s Ch Mattand Exodus. B: O’Brien’s *Maxfield Maybelline.
RETRIEVERS, DUCK TOLLING (Mrs T Westwood) – D: Anstead’s *Sh Ch/Int/Lux/Bel/Dutch Ch Riverwatcher Atka. B: Savory’s Alliance de la Vie Rabbit Racer of Katimba.
SPANIELS, AMERICAN COCKER (M H Boswell) – D: Whincup & Glendinning’s Very Vigie Lollipop. B: Jennings’ *Sh Ch Chicomy’s Blame It On The Boogie.
SPANIELS, CLUMBER (T Graham) – D: Thorogood’s *Sh Ch Winhampton Over The Yardarm of Harrifield. B: Taylor’s Mischievous Maeve with Maursett.
SPANIELS, COCKER (Miss F Bowman) – D: Kettle’s *Lujesa Sky’s The Limit. B: Darby’s Sh Ch Lujesa Magic Touch at Classicway.
SPANIELS, ENGLISH SPRINGER (Mrs K Woodward) – D: Mitchell & Payne’s *Sh Ch Peasblossom Jester. B: Greenfield’s Sh Ch Roqfolly Miss Moneypenny.
SPANIELS, FIELD (D Moss) – D: Holgate’s Sh Ch Nadavin Rothesey. B: Holtom’s *Nadavin Strathspey at Rivandell.
SPANIELS, IRISH WATER (D Moss) – D: Carruthers’ *Sh Ch Gloi Donn All Or Nothing at Stanegate. B: Bannister’s Sh Ch Malanis Cara.
SPANIELS, SUSSEX (Mrs C Brooks) – D: Hughes’ *Ivcar Anything Goes. B: Smith’s Ch Pindani Myrtle.
SPANIELS, WELSH SPRINGER (L A S Cox) – D: Harrison’s *Glenbrows Picture Me Now. B: Morgan & Schofield’s Sh Ch Ferndel Silhouette of Cwsscwn.
SPANISH WATER DOGS (F Kane) – D: Egginton’s *Multi Ch Curioso de la Ribera del Genil Valentisimo. B: Egginton’s Valentisimo’s Pacopilik.
WEIMARANERS (Mrs J Byrne) – D: Perez-Powell’s *Gunalt By Ek at Soncaro. B: Robson’s Nemrac Connie at Robricci.
GLP (F Kane) – D: Thomson’s *Ir Ch Sarscottah Arris. B: McMinn & McAndrew’s Sarscottah Ava mit Tallis.
LAGOTTI (Mrs C A Coode) – D: Hodgkinson-Rutherford & Hodgkinson’s Gaesten Tit For Tat. B: Fry’s *Timtaurn Two To Tango with Bedeslea.
IMPORTED REGISTER (Mrs G J Lilley) – D: McEwan’s Port Pointer, *Perdizchyo Aloisio. B: Dunmore’s Slo R/h Pointer, Achouffe Berrimore.
ALASKAN MALAMUTES (K Nathan) – D: Ellis’ *Chayo Formula One. B: Ellis’ Chayo Inspiration.
BERNESE (S Mallard) – D: Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s *Ch Meadowpark High Class. B: Atherton’s Ch Athersbern Peronelle Blush.
BOUVIERS (D Manton) – D: Lambert’s *Ch Liskport Lord Of The Rings. B: Simmons’ Chepam Woronora.
BOXERS (Miss N Cannon) – D: McArdle’s Redmol Read All About It at McArmadale. B: Huckerby & Dowell’s *Geenawell Razmataz for Norwilbeck Bellchime.
BULLMASTIFFS (J Smith) – D: Myers’ Ch Old Manila’s Whisky Mac for Optimus. B: Lindley’s *Hyerdunscar The Big Tease.
DOBERMANNS (Ms T Mason) – D: Fisher’s Ch Jojavik Elite Mafia. B: Ingram & Ingram’s *Ch Jojavik Penelope Pitstop.
DOGUES (T H Johnston) – D: Turnbull’s Multi Ch St Johns Beszti Pepe at Biscay. B: Nattriss’ *Ch Soultime Emberez Envy.
GIANT SCHNAUZERS (Miss J Lanning) – D: Kirkwood’s Draxpark Lots To Like. B: George’s *Dasval Valeria Messalina.
GT DANES (Miss J Lanning) – D: Chappell & Williams’ Selmalda The Journey. B: Hooker, Lockey & Armour’s *Garsak Adaption.
LEONBERGERS (Mrs A Hardy) – D: Browne’s *Engelben Fred In The Woods. B: Bailey’s Condalf Graceful.
MASTIFFS (S Andrews) – D: Zadeh’s *Ch Faynad Frankincense. B: Zadeh’s Faynad Black Rose Brindle.
NEWFOUNDLANDS (B Reynolds-Frost) – D: Chapman’s *Merrybear D’Artagnan. B: Coldwell & Coldwell’s Ch Zentaur Tee Tea Effen.
PORTUGUESE WATER DOGS (T H Johnston) – D: Oliveira & Brito’s *Can/Am Ch Claircreek Lusitano Oceano Atlantico. B: Reddin & Williams’ Rarjo I Dreamed A Dream by Bregantia.
ROTTWEILERS (Mrs C E Cartledge) – D: Sirett’s *Alkido’s Einstein. B: Courtney-Baughan’s Pendley Ivette at Whisperdown.
ST BERNARDS (Mrs J Peak) – D: Staley & Brennan’s Chandlimore In The Stars. B: Staley & Brennan’s *Chandlimore Razzle Dazzle.
SIBERIAN HUSKIES (A H Brace) – D: James’ Ch Amical Trojan. B: Heyes & Rees’ *Amical Tori.
TIBETAN MASTIFFS (T Nagrecha) – D: Lowes’ *Legenda Tibeta Tsehovik. B: Bainbridge’s Elektra Bisurman Kera Herjay.
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS (J Luscott) – D: Digby’s *Multi Ch Banana Bender Benjamin Buford Blue. B: Digby’s Ch/Am Ch Kurpas Saving Grace is Yarramans.
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS (D Smith) – D: Spavin’s *Ch Hearthside Man Of Mystery at Dialynne. B: Collins & Uden’s Allmark Razzle Dazzle Em at Jazdaze.
BEARDED COLLIES (Miss L Tomlinson) – D: Lewis’ *Ch Potterdale Platinum Plus. B: O’Brien’s Sammara Little Black Dress.
BSD, GROENENDAEL (R Oldham) – D: Church & Robinson’s *Ch Xanova Gunthar at Invanse. B: Lawless & Donaldson’s Revloch Love Me Do.
BSD, MALINOIS (K R Newhouse) – D: Ralph’s Pliquette Zadok. B: Lawless & Holmes’ *Ir Ch Jolie de la Belle Pitou at Revloch.
BSD, TERVUEREN (K R Newhouse) – D: Phillips’ Domburg Sugar In Love at Tanje. B: Smith & Collins’ *Domburg Because I Can Lebeau.
BORDER COLLIES (Ms A King) – D: Grant’s Janbell Valentino avec Coussiere. B: Walters’ *Sh Ch Goytre Daddy’s Saucie Girl.
BRIARDS (Mrs S Pollock-Yule) – D: Coleman’s *Hartswelin So Macho. B: Fletcher’s Arrowflec Audrey Hepburn.
COLLIES, ROUGH (S Mallard) – D: Geddes’ Ch Ingledene Spirit’s Arise. B: Hawkins’ *Ch Brilyn Platinum Lustre.
COLLIES, SMOOTH (Mrs C M Vines) – D: Gay’s Yagane’s Blue Mist. B: Hayward’s *Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth.
FINNISH LAPPHUNDS (Mrs C E Cartledge) – D: Jackson’s *Multi Ch Elbereth Matkamies. B: Thomas’ Ch Elbereth Pelinainen.
GSD (S Hall) – D: Nicholson & Kaczmarcyk’s Larath Aramis. B: Cullen’s *Ch Veneze Gucci.
HUNGARIAN PULIS (R Oldham) – D: Whitton’s *Ch/Int/Lux Ch Zaydah Don’t Stop Me Now at Vaucluse. B: Knight’s Ch Weetoneon Polly Flinders.
LANCASHIRE HEELERS (B Everill) – D: Fairest’s Henson Fairest Lad. B: Huck’s *Ch Leyeside Miss Bonnie.
NORWEGIAN BUHUNDS (P Clifton) – D: Coe’s *Trelowen Big Daddy. B: Cale, Lambert & Cale’s Ch/Ir Ch Arnscroft Kiss And Tell Di for Sturtmoor.
O E SHEEPDOGS (R Oldham) – D: Deakin’s *Ch Oldoak Kings Randsom at Darwillow. B: Spurling’s Ch Dantrecar Sweet Dream.
POLISH LOWLANDS (M Taylor) – D: Mottram’s *Ch Mybeards Hero. B: Naylor’s Ch Skaijak’s Zola.
PYRENEANS (Mrs J Peak) – D: Kenyon & Ward’s *Ch Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna. B: Edwards’ Ch Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore.
SAMOYEDS (J Bispham) – D: Craig, Scobell & Uspenski’s Multi Ch Smiling Snowball Russian Emperor at Samor. B: Silva Brito’s *Int/Port/Rus/Sp/Gib/Lux Ch Dorian Spring Charleen Lumiere De La Vie.
SHETLAND SHEEPDOGS (D Rigby) – D: Aaron’s Lafitte de Moorstile chez Shelridge. B: Daniels & Taylor’s *Ch Pepperhill Kicks ‘N Flicks.
SWEDISH VALLHUNDS (D Manton) – D: Wilton’s Meddobe Spice’s Endeavour. B: Gilliland’s *Ir Ch Cosima for Castleavery.
WELSH CORGIS, CARDIGAN (R K Newhouse) – D: Saunders’ *Wildcard Bandit. B: Snedden & Snedden’s Twinan The Tempest with Nesden.
WELSH CORGIS, PEMBROKE (Mrs E Blunstone) – D: Dover & Saether’s *Ch Pemcader Thunderball. B: Coulson’s Woodhenge Star Xtravaganza.
CANADIAN ESKIMOS (T H Johnston) – D: Needham’s Arcticice Qimmiq Jasper with Innugati. B: Bailey & Atkins’ *Akna Asavakkit.
GERMAN PINSCHERS (T H Johnston) – D: Wakefield’s Int Ch Hickson Matrix Of Milo at Brintala. B: Smith & Holliday’s *Inxs Written In The Stars.
GSMD (B Reynolds-Frost) – D: Barry’s *Springhaze Ice Cool at Pendower. B: Swinburn’s Lexy Dite Bliss de la Maison de Tell of Bynton.
GREENLANDS (T H Johnston) – D: Winterton & Singh’s *Sledog Winter Blizzard. B: Winterton & Singh’s Arabica av Tasermiut at Sledog.
HOVAWARTS (B Reynolds-Frost) – D: Robinson & Brown’s Zwartbos Moonshine Whiskey. B: Challoner’s *Isalynn v Elderens Hof.
NEAPOLITANS (B Hill) – D: Platts’ Vallino Hero Of The Day. B: Platts’ *Vallino Too Hot To Handle.
RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIERS (Mrs J Peak) – D: Perks’ *Dromnagus Firestarter. B: Nicol’s Jaybiem Annushka of Potterspride.
ANATOLIANS (K R Newhouse) – D: Yates & Field’s *Star Of Isis Luba Kangal of Asalet.
BEAUCERONS (M L Vines) – D: Thrower’s *Pebbleena’s Austin. B: Thrower’s Pebbleena’s May Lebatts.
BSD, LAEKENOIS (M L Vines) – B: Ralph’s *Nova Esperanca for Bonvivant da Casa Montalves.
CATALANS (D Smith) – D: Fieldsend & Marr’s Ir/Int Ch La Petit Rana’s Aikos Xenia at Kawann. B: Bland’s *Starwell Ilex at Kiandra.
ESTRELAS (D Smith) – D: Bermingham, Kendrick & Almeida’s *Port Ch Odi da Casa de Loas em Bamcwt. B: Bermingham, Kendrick & Almeida’s Rainha da Casa de Loas em Bamcwt.
KOMONDORS (D Smith) – D: Branch’s *Jabenezer Zolltan. B: Manners’ Pusztamagus Panka Sara.
MAREMMAS (M L Vines) – D: Cummings’ *Milwyr Hedylogos. B: Cummings’ Kesalko Dirty Dancing.
PYRENEAN SHEEPDOGS (R K Newhouse) – D: Such’s Norlyght Biassono. B: Phillips’ *Friponne du Pic d’Espade Kelltara.
TURKISH KANGALS (R K Newhouse) – D: Reed’s *L’ender The Legend Of Kangal at Kamish. B: Reed & Hiscox’s Betus Smyrna Giants via Kamish.
IMPORTED REGISTER (Mrs G J Lilley) – D: Howell’s Pumi, Galla-Dombi-Lucernas Istenadta to Pajkos. B: Harvey’s Pumi, *Pumiden More Than A Rainbow.
AKITAS (F Kane) – D: Iason Ch Whitewreath’s Carbon Copy. B: Bevis, Bevis & Corr’s *Ch Stecal’s Love At First Sight.
BOSTONS (E Paterson) – D: Rathmell’s Llaremeth Phoenix Rising. B: Easdon & Martin’s *Yakee Glitz N’ Glamour.
BULLDOGS (Mrs J Hurst) – D: Davis’ *Milasha No Retreat Ocobo. B: Simpson’s Jackarhys Bittersweet.
CHOWS (Mrs J Manton) – D: Taylor’s *Ir Ch Chivas Royal Djalo at Taylorian. B: Taylor’s Ch/Ir Ch Taylorian Starlight.
DALMATIANS (P Swinburn) – D: Alexander’s *Offordale Picasso. B: Alexander’s Ch Offordale Larissa.
FRENCH BULLDOGS (Mrs S Greensmith) – D: Drummond’s *Renuar Leonardo Da Vinci Glenlee. B: Small’s Norcairn’s Guardian Angel avec Primarius.
GERMAN SPITZ, KLEIN (A Wight) – D: Pearce & Francis’ *Ch Longsdale’s Willie Win. B: Pearce & Francis’ Ch Longsdale’s Dilemma.
GERMAN, PITZ MITTEL (Mrs P Furber) – D: Brock & Peterson’s *Jansanleis Polar Express to Pomkins. B: Duncan’s Ir Ch Spellcast Talk Of The Town.
JAPANESE SHIBA INU (T Ball) – D: Dunhill Hall’s *Ch/Am/Cro Ch Vormund Leonardo Dicaprio. B: Dunhill’s Vormund Butterfly Effect.
JAPANESE SPITZ (M Cocozza) – D: Aston, Bradley & Bowen’s *Ch Charney Precious Gift for Kumiko. B: Bliss’ Ch We-Sedso to Charney With Love.
KEESHONDS (M Cocozza) – D: Harris’ *Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees. B: Passmore’s Torrikees Lust For Life.
LHASA APSOS (L A S Cox) – D: Cain’s *Sandauri Showstopper for Kutani. B: Jones’ Tarendes It’s That Bear.
MIN SCHNAUZERS (D Killilea) – D: Braithwaite’s Cheantake On The Rocks. B: Davidson’s *Wellingley Which Way Now.
POODLES, MIN (P Little) – D: Harwood’s *Ch Minarets Best Kept Secret. B: Kitchener’s Michandy Back In Black.
POODLES, STANDARD (T Isherwood) – D: Brekkerud & McBlain’s Kossab Santa Cruz. B: Vincent’s *Khyzahra White Diamond.
POODLES, TOY (P Little) – D: Furey & Lynn’s Ch Afterglow Route Sixty Six. B: Paolontoni’s *Moon In Black ‘N dell Alberico.
SCHIPPERKES (M Vincent) – D: Mance’s *Ryeman Robin. B: Donaldson & Donaldson’s Ch Zorbaloo The Black Ice.
SCHNAUZERS (Mrs B Fletcher) – D: Moore’s *Ch Odivane Wizz Kid. B: Boulton’s Boujan Independent Climax.
SHAR-PEI (T Ball) – D: Bragg’s Ch Jimmy Choo with Loopang. B: Morris’ *Ch Ashowai Taste Of Diamonds.
SHIH TZUS (Mrs J Manton) – D: Maule’s *Daltricia Wilbur Smith. B: Thompson’s Miracey Celebrity Dancer at Trandella.
TIBETAN SPANIELS (A Wight) – D: Cooper’s Dedicated To Dont Waste Time Susu. B: Smith’s *Ch Torfness Scarlet Phancy.
TIBETAN TERRIERS (D Manton) – D: Davies’ *Waterley Boogie Woogie. B: Davies’ Ch Alilah’s Very Impressed at Waterley.
AFFENPINSCHERS (Miss J Lanning) – D: McEvoy’s *Too Hot To Handle for Balata. B: Pirrie & McEvoy’s Hamlock In From The Cold via Riogaioch.
BICHONS (T Isherwood) – D: Smith & Coad’s *Pamplona The Real McCoy. B: Coad’s Ch Hyde Park JP Smiling Face.
CAVALIERS (Ms R Banks) – D: Hughes’ Ch Loranka’s Heavenly Moment. B: Sansom’s *Ch Byermoor Princess.
CHIHUAHUAS, L/C (A Bendelow) – D: Foote’s *Ch Ballybroke Tare-Away. B: Elliott’s Shumagda Isadora Duncan of Amberetta.
CHIHUAHUAS, S/C (Mrs J Peak) – D: Langford’s Saintremi Flocon at Boetandales. B: Allcock’s *Ch El La Qwinta’s Chico’s Angelina.
CHINESE CRESTEDS (Miss J Lanning) – D: Crow & Wrisnig’s *Twice As Nice Seven Monkey Fury. B: Saph’s Scherzando Laylah.
ENGLISH TOY TERRIERS (G Newton) – D: Francis & Blatchford’s *Witchstone Not Apache On Me for Peopleton. B: Ramsden & Kagzi’s Witchstone Siouxsie Sioux.
GRIFFONS (N Marsh) – D: Guy’s Ch Jet’s D’artagnan at Donzeata. B: Guy, Engh & Gjetnes’ *Jet’s Valerie Of The Gallery.
HAVANESE (R Haynes) – D: Harper-Dediu & Bambrook’s Ch Zandolino Star of Havana. B: Harris’ *Tiggerfield Double Delight at Mantafield.
ITALIAN GREYHOUNDS (S R Goodwin) – D: Henley’s Ch Turigner Thunderbolt. B: Lister’s *Ch Florita Tueletta.
JAPANESE CHIN (Miss M Mallows) – D: Allcock’s *Ch Sleepyhollow Robson. B: Wallhead’s Choya Kinuko at Merida.
KING CHARLES (B Claydon) – D: Schemel’s Ch Tudorhurst Commodore. B: Willey & Siddle’s *Ch Penemma Misty For Me.
LOWCHEN (S Brown) – D: Dixon’s Ch Golbourne’s Diamond Noir avec Debrita. B: Edwards’ *Cleeview Ment To Be B.
MALTESE (Miss T Eades) – D: Flannigan & Dornan’s *Diamond Gemeni Out Of Control at Snowkai. B: Jackson & Dawson’s Ch Benatone Kinky Boots.
MIN PINSCHERS (T D D Balfour-Burgess) – D: Shepherd’s Shetopa Fire Burst. B: Shepherd’s *Shetopa’s Kiwi Crush.
PAPILLONS (S R Goodwin) – D: Sharp-Dixon, Reyes & Lynn’s Afterglow Adonis for Queenslake. B: Gregory’s *Skyvana Reddy To Go to Tonkory.
PEKINGESE (Miss E Morley) – D: Oades & Evans’ *Jadape Gordon Bennett by Brentoy. B: Easdon & Martin’s Ch Yakee Woah Oh Oh Its Magic.
POMERANIANS (B Claydon) – D: Black & Black-Bunce’s Angel Sent From Above to Zaandam. B: Killick’s *Klassna Call Me A Star of Travillon.
PUGS (R Hitchcock) – D: McFarlane’s *Rhodenash Kotten Kane at Empugrium. B: Tydeman’s Ch Zuazu Isabella.
YORKSHIRE TERRIERS (R Haynes) – D: Skarulska’s Nicolass Stribrne Prani. B: Kadowaki’s *Int/Jap Ch My Precious JP Kagayaki.
CANAANS (F Kane) – D: Kaye, Byrne & Barclay’s Micha de Solemel at Nizzana. B: Minto’s *Anacan Talia My Treasure.
EURASIERS (Mrs J Manton) – D: Giannattasio & Giannattasio’s Northlakes Adonis with Canifelici. B: Parkinson & Parkinson’s *Ir Ch Xania de Eurasipomer at Kaydanmy.
JAPANESE AKITA INU (Mrs I Hasell) – D: Phillips’ Ir/Int Ch Kaidou Go Shirai at Wendbarry. B: Andrews & Horrobin’s *Jaidev No Setsuko Ayami Go.
KOOIKERHONDJE (Mrs S Rees) – D: Suiter’s *Chriskooi’s Octavius at Genetika. B: Johnson’s Sensation vom Tespelkooi of Valleyrise.
AUSTRALIAN SILKIES (Mrs G J Lilley) – D: Murray’s Am Ch Lamplighter Bendill No Tail Left Behind at Brookemur. B: Mault’s *Limartine Rage In Red.
BOLOGNESE (A H Brace) – D: Dowty, Davidson & Begg’s *Ir Ch Little White Wonder Othello Matteo. B: Golden’s Kaylo vh Balgzand.
COTONS (Miss M Mallows) – D: Murdoch & Hirst’s *Cotonalba Barrapoll. B: Holley’s Cotonkiss Ooh La La at Valeast.
IMPORTED REGISTER (Mrs G J Lilley) – D: Gorwill’s Min Xoloitzcuintle, Alltot Jago. B: Balode & Emerson’s Int Xoloitzcuintle, *Shurano Neris.