I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge for the first time at this level, and of course the exhibitors for allowing me to go over your lovely dogs. I found all the exhibits were well presented and I would like to thank you for the sporting way my decisions were accepted. It was refreshing after nearly a years break to come with fresh eyes and to see new comers into showing our glorious breed. My main concern was the steeply sloping croups that were evident in some exhibits, as the breed standard states “Firm topline gently sloping downwards from the withers” and tail “set on just below the level of the back.” Having said that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my day.
SBD (6) 1 Ricardson’s Gwendariff I’m Fool Proof, youngster with promise, lovely head and expression, low set ears, nice arched neck leading into well laid shoulders, sloping topline with well set on tail, moved well. BSBD and BSB, pleased to hear he was short listed in SB group. 2 Savage’s Gwendariff The Ringmaster at Firefall, older dog, again with a lovely head, good bend of stifle, but for me was carrying just a little too much weight, moved OK. 3 Corless’s Swiftlark First Knight.
MPD (2) 1 Danks-Kemish & Kniveton’s Orstone Ticket to Ride To Alolfrana, just 6 months baby, moved very steadily, sweet head with good length of neck settling into shoulders, very raw baby but one to watch. 2 Glastonbury’s Brabrook Nutcracker, older puppy, a bit unsettled, nice rear angulation, just preferred the finish over the croup of 1.
PD (6) 1 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Gwendariff Smart Red Jacket, well balanced puppy, possessing a lovely head with beautiful almond eyes, sloping topline which was held on the move, well off for bone, standing on neat feet, one whose progress I will watch with interest. BPD. 2 Sturrock’s Forfarian Bang Tidy, another nice puppy of different type, slightly longer cast, just preferred the movement of 1. 3 Davis’ Grayrigge Mystral Wind With Alanasett.
JD (5,1) 1 Edward’s Gwendariff Ucantmissme Bonhomie, love this boy, melting expression, possesses a good depth of brisket, with good angulation front and rear, moved well with well held topline, well presented. 2 G I’m Fool Proof. 3 Swainstone’s Glenvarna Monterey. YD (6) 1 Dewar’s Gwendariff Willy Wont He, Nice head would just prefer a slightly darker eye, good ear set, nice bend of stifle, moved OK. 2 Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Shankly’s Fire, heavier coated dog of different type, nice expression, neat shoulders just preferred topline and tailset of 1. 3 Rutherford, Judge & Crocker’s Galliano Fizz To Clonageera JW.
MD (3,1) 1 F Bang Tidy. 2 Stewert’s Gwendariff Look No Further, reserve in puppy, promising youngster, still needs to grow on, good depth of brisket, nice front and rear angulation, moved steadily.
ND (6,2) 1 G I’m Fool Proof. 2 Corless’s Swiftlark Second To None With Magembay, older dog, stands on neat feet, head OK with well set on ears, just preferred croup and tailset of 1. 3 G Look No Further.
GD (13,2) 1 Gisby’s Suteresett King Of Hearts JW, big upstanding lad well presented, beautiful head with lovely raised brows, good ear set, well arched neck with good shoulder placement, nice depth of brisket, moved well holding his topline with lashing tail, well off for bone. 2 Lorrimer’s Kerrimere Classique JW, different type, nicely chisled head, again good reach of neck, presents a pleasing outline. 3 Holly’s Wynjill Winner Takes All JW.
PGD (13,2) 1 Muir & O’Connor’s Gwendariff I’m Coming Out, well presented in gleaming coat, good head proportions, presented a balanced profile which didn’t disappoint on the move which he did with drive and lashing tail, good angulation all through. 2 Condron’s Gwendariff Do You Fancy A Fling With Covarney, slightly shorter coupled but well balanced throughout, moved well but not quite the finish of 1 today. 3 Stockton’s Gwendariff D’ya Think I’m Fab For Kespas.
MLD (8,2) 1 Greenan’s Anlory Aidan JW, I see he sired my Graduate winner, good headed dog with lovely almond shaped eyes, nice depth of flew with good head plains, neck well let down into the shoulders, not over done in any way, moved well. 2 Tupper & Rosie’s Staratlanta Elliott Sh.CM, different type to 1, shown in good coat, just preferred the overall balance of 1. 3 Slone’s Ferasheen Patriot Games.
LD (10,3) 1 Edwards’s Gwendariff Ps I Love You Bonhomie JW, well balanced dog shown in good condition and well presented as always from this exhibitor, well proprtioned head with good reach of neck into correct shoulders with good lay of scapula, pronounced sternum, good depth to brisket, moved with drive, close up for RCC. 2 Danks-Kemish’s Alolfrana Hotter Than U’know, slightly longer cast but none the less another eyecatching dog, just preferred the overall balance of 1. 3 Davis’s Pawsword Praire Wind With Alanasett.
OD (9,1) 1 Stewart & Ritchie-Smith’s Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Whippersnapper JW CW15, Oh Wow what a class! I am sorry some had to go home cardless, I don’t know what more I can write about this well known dog from this top kennel that has not been written before, I have loved him ever since I first saw him as a minor puppy, he just oozes quality from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, he really powers round the ring on the move, as always presented to perfection from this exhibitor, a great ambassador for the breed, delighted to award him the CC and BOB, then when I was back at the airport waiting to go home saw he was GD Group 2 well deserved. 2 Mclarnon’s Sh Ch & Ir Sh Ch Gwendariff Nuts Aboutu Glenavna JW, another good dog from this consistant kennel, another favourite as is the 3rd placed dog, to have these 3 together was an honour, loved his head and overall balance, moved with drive, pleased to award him the RCC. 3 Longbottom & Stewart-Ritchie’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Unknown Soldier JW.
VD (2,1) 1 Foster and Walsh’s Millcroft Chase The Moon To Shanoah, 7 years young, shown in good condition, well balanced, moved with drive.
SBB (7,1) 1 Corless’s Swiftlark First Edition, balanced sweet head, well bent stifle, good tailset. 2 Wiggins’s Tremonisha Fuchsia, similar type to 1 but just not so balanced. 3 Bougen’s Gwendariff Hot Ticket.
MPB (3,1) 1 Jones’s Orstone Till There Was You At Wenflaen, 2 6 month old puppies who couldn’t be more different, 1 is a substantial baby with good depth of body and nice width of stifle for a baby, moved steadily. 2 Tuite’s Porschet Christmas Cracker, not quite the body of 1 and much finer throughout.
PB (10,1) 1 Sturrock’s Forfarion Soo Lush, very elegant girl, sweetest of heads and lovely expression, good angulation of stifle and well placed shoulders enabling good movement with a well held topline, shown in good condition BPB and BP. 2 Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Cometta, nice head on this girl, good length of neck flowing into a lovely topline good depth of brisket, just preferred the bend of stifle of 1. 3 Ciechonska’s Gwendariff Smart Move Back To Aoibheanne.
JB (9,3) 1 Milligan-Bott & Bott’s Thendara Crystal Ice JW, dark coated rangy girl, good head and expression, nice length of body with good tailset, good angulation fore and aft with pronounced sternum, moved well. 2 Rutherford’s Majestyka Indian Summer At Clonageera, different in type, this girl also presented a good topline and angulation, just preferred head of 1. 3 Barker’s Danaway Tilly At Flinthill.
YB (6) 1 Edwards’s Gwendariff Its Numero Uno At Bonhomie JW, this young lady possesses a lovely head and expression, good reach of neck flowing into the topline and tailset, well balanced with good depth of brisket. Moved well. 2 Nicolson’s Gwendariff Just The Ticket For Lochindorb, similar remarks apply to this young lady, another nice youngster from this kennel, just preferred the overall balance of 1. 3 Sloane’s Ferasheen Jindea.
MB (8,1) 1 F Soo Lush. 2 Bott’s Bardonhill Love Of My Life, substantial young lady but very well balanced, sweet head with almond eyes and good ear placement, pronounced sternum with good depth of chest. 3 Drinkwater & Venning’s Brabrook Fancy Girl.
NB (10) 1 F Soo Lush. 2 Holly’s Gwendariff Look This Way To Wynjill, reserve in puppy, dark coated girl, slightly longer cast, well angled stifles, good depth of brisket and good forechest. 3 B Love Of My Life.
GB (8) 1 Humphreys’ Crimpington Flirtini To Henaleas JW, quality girl shown in good condition, loved her expression, she possesses a good front with nice scapula placement, good angulation and presents a balanced picture. 2 Hall’s Glennara Cilleigne Dervla (Imp) JW, another nice girl close up to 1 so similar remarks apply, just preferred the topline of 1. 3 Richardson’s Orlanset Ready For Love.
PGB (13) 1 Jones’s Gwendariff Chilli Powder, this young lady caught my eye on first look around the ring and did not disappoint on going over her, lovely quizzical expression, well off for bone and standing on neat feet, the tail flowed off the croup, moved with drive, she just presented a pleasing overall picture and well handled, was considered for the RCC. 2 McDonald’s Delsanto Miss Freya, another young lady that presented a pleasing outline, well bent stifles used to advantage on the move holding her topline well, pleasing head. 3 Tully’s Gwendariff Lily The Pink.
MLB (10,3) 1 Naylor & Morrison’s Anlory Corbieres JW, elegant upstanding girl, moved round the ring with presence, well proportioned head leading into good reach of neck, nice shoulder placement, stands on neat feet, pleasing outline. 2 Stevenson’s Lochlorien True Detective Is Andly, slightly more substantial girl to 1 but never the less balanced, firm topline held on the move, possesses a good front and well bent stifles, good tailset off the croup. 3 Armitage’s Gwendariff D’ya Wanna Kiss.
LB (8,1) 1 Waterton’s Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW ShCM, a good class, what a lovely girl to go over, elegant sweet head, nice depth of brisket, good front, well off for bone, good width to the stifle, moved well holding her topline. 2 Jones’ Gwendariff Nutmeg ShCM, slightly bigger bitch but so well balanced, splitting hairs between these two, again well held topline and moved with drive, nice forechest, pleasing head. 3 Nicholson’s Gwendariff On A Tic Ett To Lochindorb.
OB (6,1) 1 Armitage’s Sh Ch Gwendariff Coco Nut Cream, this girl is just quality and keeps getting better, beautiful head with almond eyes you look into and melt, lovely reach of neck flowing through the withers to the tail, very balanced and moved with drive, well deserving the CC. 2 Sturrock’s Sh Ch Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady JW, have watched this young lady from a puppy and was delighted to be given the opportunity to go over her, very slightly smaller but so balanced there is nothing not to like about her, has a beautiful head, moves with drive round the ring, another so well deserved with all she has won, pleased to award the RCC. 3 Bott Alan & Morgan’s Sh Ch Quensha Tumble And Twirl JW.
VB (6,3) 1 Stevenson’s Lochlorian Scully Foxes Andly ShCM, what a lovely veteran, she showed with style, sweet head and still has that topline, moved well and enjoyed herself. 2 Waterton’s Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW, what a sweetie, moved so well for her age, still balanced and having a great day. 3 Russell’s Melmarna Minervois.