My thanks to the committee for making me so welcome, to my steward who did an excellent job and the exhibitors for allowing me the opportunity to judge their lovely dogs. It was a pleasure to go over beautifully presented dogs, but I was surprised to find a couple of bad mouths.
BOB Ms R. A. Richardson GWENDARIFF I’M FOOL PROOF
RBOB Mrs L. C. Savage BRABROOK MASTERPIECE AT FIREFALL
BP Mrs L. Muir GWENDARIFF’S UP TO SOMETHIN
PUPPY D/B 4 (1)
1st & BP Mrs L. Muir GWENDARIFF’S UP TO SOMETHIN
9 month old elegant, very pretty bitch, raised brows, mischievous eye. Arched neck flowed cleanly into well laid shoulders & topline. Good front. Clean outline. Beautifully proportioned, very balanced and presented in gleaming coat. Neat tight feet, good angulation & correct tail set. Moved extremely well for one so young. Despite doing her best to give her handler a hard time, she was handled sympathetically and shown to advantage. A very promising puppy who I will watch with interest. Showed lots of character with a hint of naughtiness!!
2nd Miss V. Jarvis LOWDON AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES
10 month old bitch. Finer and not as mature as 1. Pretty head, dark expressive eye, raised brows, correct ear set. Good front, neck & shoulders, flowed cleanly into gently sloping topline. Balanced throughout. Moved well to beat a very nice dog.
3rd Mr S. & Mrs J. Nicholls STRATHMEAD ALEXEI
JUNIOR D/B 1 (1)
YEARLING D/B 5 (2)
1st & BOB Ms R. A. Richardson GWENDARIFF I’M FOOL PROOF
Last judged this boy in August 2019, what a difference those last few months have made to him. My previous comments still apply and now he has more feathering to complete the picture making him even more striking. He just oozes quality from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Clean outline, so elegant, gorgeous handsome head with dark expressive eye, wonderful body properties. Moved soundly and presented in immaculate condition. Sure this boy has a very bright future ahead of him.
2nd Mrs L. Leach LOGANRISH BEAUTIFUL GIRL
18 month old bitch, who certainly has the right name. Balanced & elegant, well put together. Pretty expressive head, dark kind eye, raised brow, giving a hint of Irish mischief. Arched neck, flowed smoothly into good shoulder placement. Good body properties throughout. Moved well & presented in good condition.
3rd Mrs S. Davison BARDONHILL YOU DON’T FOOL ME
GRADUATE D/B 1 (1)
POST GRADUATE D/B 1
1st & RBOB Mrs L. C. Savage BRABROOK MASTERPIECE AT FIREFALL
3 year old male who caught my eye as he entered the ring. He didn’t disappoint. Stood alone in this class, but this didn’t detract from his qualities. So handsome with dark expressive eye & raised brows, correct ear set. Arched neck flowed cleanly into topline, which he held on the move. Super neck & shoulders, good body properties & clean outline. Compact but balanced throughout. Good angulation, plenty of muscle, moved well with a lashing tail. Will watch his progress with interest. Delighted to award him RBOB.
OPEN D/B 3 (2)
1st Miss V. Jarvis LOWDON TOBY LARONE
4 year old male. Handsome boy with dark eye showing a hint of naughtiness & lots of character. Raised brows and nicely defined occiput. Lovely flat dark coat, presented in good condition. Well laid shoulders, good spring of rib. Moved well despite being determined to give his handler a hard time.
Michelle Webster – Judge