I would like to extend a huge thank you to Darlington Committee for a well-run and friendly show. Many thanks to all exhibitors for bringing all their lovely dogs. I really enjoyed my day. Thanks also to my two stewards.
VETERAN DOG (4,1a)
1st Foster & Walsh’s MILLCROFT CHASE THE MOON TO SHANOAH. 7 years old with a nicely balanced outline. Masculine head with raised brows. Good length to neck into well placed shoulders, giving a good front angulation. Smooth topline and tailset. Moved well.
2nd Cohen’s CAISPERN LORENZO WITH SHUSHANA JW SH CM. Lovely dog at 8 years of age, showed in good coat. Lovely head and expression. Good front with deep chest and strong hindquarters. Didn’t show himself out on the move as well as 1st today.
3rd Mohan’s ANLORY KELTIC LEGEND
MINOR PUPPY DOG (3,0a)
1st Bott’s BARDONHILL IT’S SO QUIET. Lovely well boned puppy, showing a nicely balanced picture for his age. Lovely head with a sweet expression. Well angulated front. Moved steadily around the ring.
2nd Dodd’s BARDONHILL ANY DREAM WILL DO. A very close 2nd. Another well boned puppy. Lovely head and neck with well-placed shoulders. Neat feet. Moved quite well for his age.
3rd Rorke’s ZAKHAN’S THE RED LE BARON
PUPPY DOG (4,1a)
1st Glastonbury’s BRABROOK NUTCRACKER. At 11 months old this boy is very mature for his age. Pleasing head and expression. Lovely outline, good front and depth of chest. Nice bend of stifle. Moved well.
2nd Bott’s BARDONHILL IT’S SO QUIET
3rd Rorke’s ZAKHAM’S THE RED LE BARON
JUNIOR DOG (9,2a)
A nice class of handsome young dogs.
1st Davidson’s BARDONHILL YOU DON’T FOOL ME. This boy topped the class at 15 months old. Loved his head and expression, framed with his low set ears. Lovely neck into a good layback of shoulder. Smooth topline. Well placed hind quarters with good angulation. In lovely coat and condition. Moved well and steady.
2nd Davis’ GRAYRIGGE MYSTRAL WIND WITH ALANASETT. A very close 2nd. Handsome boy showing a well-balanced outline. Nice head with strong neck flowing gently to a neat shoulder placement. Good forechest. Nicely angulated front and rear. Moved well.
3rd Need’s COVARNEY PACO RABANNE
YEARLING DOG (4,1a)
1st Lucas’ KERRYFAIR LOVE ON THE ROCKS AMBERLIGHT JW. Lovely dog in good coat and condition. Handsome head with lovely raised brow and kindly squared muzzle. Good neck into a nice layback of shoulder. Good depth to chest. Well angulated quarters. Balanced picture and moved true.
2nd Davidson’s BARDONHILL YOU DON’T FOOL ME
3rd Harris, Bridgewater & Hoeksema’s BLAZING BRONZE HAPPY CLAPPY SINGS KONAKAKELA (IMP)
NOVICE DOG (6,1a)
1st Davidson’s BARDONHILL YOU DON’T FOOL ME
2nd Glastonbury’s BRABROOK NUTCRACKER
3rd Bott’s BARDONHILL IT’S OH SO QUIET
GRADUATE DOG (4,0a)
1st RUSSELL’S LYNWOOD HOCUS POCUS AT SETTESOLI JW. Eye catching and well balanced boy in great condition. Handsome head with pleasing expression. Correctly placed front with good forechest. Hindquarters strong, well angulated without exaggeration. Moved well showing drive.
2nd Savage’s BRABROOK MASTERPIECE AT FIREFALL. Good overall outline with well-placed shoulders. Well angulated fore and aft. Nice tail set. Moved well, but not the drive of 1st today.
3rd Foster’s GOLDNAVARM ENDURANCE AT SHANOAH
POST GRADUATE DOG (15,1a)
An excellent class of quality dogs, I was spoilt for choice.
1st Lorrimer’s KERRIMERE CLASSIQUE JW. Handsome head with masculine skull, raised brow and pleasing expression. Muscular arched neck which leads gently into his well-balanced frame. Good width and depth to chest. Hindquarters well-muscled and presents a well angulated stifle. Lovely flowing lines when moving. Presented in great condition.
2nd Muir & O’Connor’s GWENDARIFF I’M COMING OUT JW. Another lovely boy in good condition. Lovely head and expression with gentle eye and low ear set. Correct front with good depth to chest. Nicely angulated rear quarters. His topline flows nicely from withers to tailset. Moved with drive.
3rd Condron’s GWENDARIFF D’YA FANCY A FLING WITH COVARNEY
LIMIT DOG (12,1a)
1st Lucas’ BARDONHILL ETERNAL FLAME AMONG AMBERLIGHT JW. This handsome boy caught my eye from the start of the class with his striking outline and ring presence. Presented in top condition today. Masculine head, well balanced and full of breed type. Strong neck set cleanly into well laid shoulders. Super forechest and deep brisket. Well sprung ribs and well-muscled throughout. Stifles well bend and hocks neat. A pleasure to watch him striding round the ring. Delighted to award him his second CC and BOB, and I hope that his third is not too far away.
2nd Stockton’s GWENDARIFF D’YA THINK I’M FAB FOR KESPAS JW. A close 2nd. Another handsome lad in lovely condition, showing a good outline overall. Clean neck and nicely placed forequarters. Good spring to ribs. Well angulated hind-quarters with good quality muscle. Topline flows nicely into his tailset. Moved well.
3rd Greenan’s ANLORY AIDEN JW.
OPEN DOG (6,0a)
1st Rowbottom’s SH CH LANSTARA SPRING MOON. A dog I have long admired from the ringside. A lovely true dog with no exaggeration. Lovely clean outline topped with a handsome head and a wise expression. Lovely shoulder placement with good return of upper arm. Deep chest and steady topline. Good bend of stifle and nicely muscled throughout. Moved with drive. In super coat. Delighted to award him the RCC.
2nd Stockton’s SH CH RIVERBRUE ALCHEMIST AMIDST KESPAS JW. Very eye catching lad and worthy of his title. Handsome head with clean neck of good length. Correctly placed shoulders and good fore-chest. Balanced with super angulation fore and aft. On his toes and presented in beautiful condition.
3rd Drinkwater’s BRABROOK SHAZALAZAZOO
VETERAN BITCH (3,1a)
1st Hunter & Brown’s SH CH INT SH CH FAIRHAVEN LOUISE MOUNTBATTEN AT BRAIDMOUNT (IMP). A bitch I have long admired. Beautiful head and expression with a lovely reach of neck. Excellent layback of shoulder and super forechest. Ribcage well sprug. Nicely muscled rear quarters. Correct tailset and carriage. Clean mover coming and going with true drive. Delighted to award her the RCC.
2nd Stevenson’s LOCHLORIAN SCULLY FOXES ANDLEY SH CM. A very close second. A lovely bitch with a beautiful outline. Nice head with a lovely soft expression. Good neck and shoulder placement. Deep chest. Strong hindquarters with nicely bent stifle. Moved well.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (8,2a)
1st Rorke’s ZAKHAM’S DREAM BELIEVER. Sweet youngster, still a very raw baby at just 6 months old. Loved her head and expression. Good front and neat feet. Well bodied with nice topline and tail set. Moved well for her age.
2nd Bell & Barker-Bell’s BALINTYNE LET IT BE ME. Very close 2nd. Lovely feminine bitch with good reach of neck and well laid shoulders. Good hindquarters and short neat hocks. Moved steadily round the ring.
3rd Borthwick’s LOTUSHILL SCOTCH AND WRY
PUPPY BITCH (3,0a)
1st Humphrey’s ALOLFRANA MISS DAISY AT HENALEAS (ai). Sweet feminine young bitch just “full of character”. She certainly made me smile. Beautiful head and expression. So well balanced and full of quality. She moved well and said “look at me”. I am sure she has a bright future and I will watch with interest. Delighted to award her Best Puppy.
2nd Bell & Barker-Bell’s BALINTYNE LET IT BE ME.
3rd Bott’s BARDONHILL BARBIE GIRL
JUNIOR BITCH (7,0a)
1st Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders’ KERRYFAIR FOXY FOREVER. Very feminine young bitch. Loved her head and expression. Neat neck and shoulders. Well ribbed back giving good length to body. Neat feet. Well angulated quarters. Moved very well.
2nd Blackshaw’s LANSTARA RUBY SLIPPERS. Another lovely bitch, nice head with good neck and shoulders. Well bodied with good spring of rib. Good stifle and short hocks. Kept her shape well on the move.
3rd Robinson’s LANSTARA RED DRESS
YEARLING BITCH (3,0a)
1st Sloane & Sloane’s FERASHEEN JINDEA. Lovely girl with feminine head with low set ears. Soft gentle expression. Lovely reach of neck. Good layback of shoulder and prominent point of forechest. Quarters well angled giving nice balance. Moved well for her handler.
2nd Barker’s DANAWAY TILLY AT FINTHILL. Another pretty bitch. Presents a nicely balanced picture. Sweet head and expression, smooth neck meeting nicely at withers. Well angulated hind quarters. Steady mover.
3rd Nicolson’s GWENDARIFF JUST THE TICKET FOR LOCHINDORB.
NOVICE BITCH (7,0a)
1st Chorley-Newton, Chorley & Flinders’ KERRYFAIR FOXY FOREVER
2nd Robinson’s LANSTARA RED DRESS. Nice bitch presenting a good head with sweet expression. Overall nicely balanced with good proportions fore and aft. Moved well.
3rd Doyle-Page’s LOGANRISH PAISLEY PARK
GRADUATE BITCH (6,0a)
1st Bridgewater’s BLAZING BRONZE EYE CANDY (IMP). Eye catching bitch presenting a lovely outline. Pretty head with soft expression. Lovely reach of neck and well placed shoulders. Well sprung ribs, good length to body flowing into well bent stifles. Lovely mover with forward reach and hind drive.
2nd Borthwick’s Lotushill Katsura. Nicely balanced bitch with good outline. Nice head with a sweet expression. Good depth to chest and nice tight elbows. Strong hindquarters. Moved well.
3rd Richardson & Richardson’s BRABROOK TRUE VIOLET FOR MONTGREENAN JW.
POST GRADUATE BITCH (13,2a)
1st Condron & Keb’s COVARNEY LIL’ MINX. Very feminine bitch with lovely head and expression. Compact and balanced. Lovely layback of shoulder and great forechest. Flowing topline into correct tail carriage. Strong hindquarters with excellent width of thigh. Strong hocks and neat feet. Moved with drive.
2nd Hunter & Brown’s BRAIDMOUNT LADY IN WAITING JW. Close 2nd. Elegant bitch. Beautiful head and expression with raised brow and low set ears. Lovely reach of neck which meets gently into well placed shoulders. Correct front and good depth to chest. Well-muscled and angulated hind quarters. Moved very soundly.
3rd Bell & Barker-Bell’s BALINTYNE FREDA PAYNE
LIMIT BITCH (12,1a)
Very strong class of lovely bitches.
1st Mugford’s LYNWOOD ABRACADABRA JW. Very eye catching girl in lovely coat and condition. Pleasing expression. Good reach of neck meeting nicely at withers working down to a lovely topline. Well angulated fore and aft. Well bodied. Neat feet. Moved well with drive.
2nd Hall’s HARREDS HETTIE. Very pretty feminine bitch who presents a well balanced picture. Clean neck and shoulders and correct front placement. Good depth to chest and well sprung ribs as desired. Nice tailset. Well bent stifle with nice short hocks. Kept her shape nicely on the move.
3rd Blackshaw’s LANSTARA SPRINGSTAR JW.
OPEN BITCH (3,0a)
A lovely class of three bitches full of quality.
1st Bott, Allen & Morgan’s SH CH QUENSHA TUMBLE AND TWIRL JW. I admittingly had never truly admired this bitch’s quality until I put my hands on her. She excelled in her head and expression, beautiful melting expression. Lovely reach of neck, and shoulders well back creating a lovely front angulation. Great forechest and depth to chest. Nicely bodied with sprung ribs. She flows into her angulated rear quarters, and her hocks short and neat. Balanced and not exaggerated. Very smooth mover. In lovely coat. Delighted to award her the BCC.
2nd Wilson’s SH CH COPPER’S SNOWQUEEN (SWE IMP). Unfortunate to meet 1st today. Another beautiful bitch full of quality. Lovely balanced outline and well angulated fore and aft. In good coat and condition. Moved well.
3rd Box’s BARDONHILL AFTERNOON D’LITE AT FERNSTART.