Critique - Bitches: Ms Magi Henderson

My thanks, firstly must go to the nominating clubs of the National Gundog Association for allowing me the opportunity to judge at this prestigious show.

To my wonderful stewards Anita and Brian who quietly and so efficiently kept my ring running smoothly allowing me to concentrate fully on the job in hand. You were great!

Most of all to those exhibitors and breeders who allowed me the privilege of judging your girls. It was an honour.

No breed can sustain itself without quality of bitches, the boys will give of their best but it is through the girls in any breed that allow it to flourish.

To the breeders of our lovely girls I congratulate you. It is 7 years since I last judged them and I found them to be, overall, in a much better place. Rear movement is still something to give consideration to and while concentration is given to skeletal construction we also have to consider the levers and springs of the tendons and ligaments that allow the skeleton to function correctly.

I was delighted by all my winners and was finally spoilt for choice. I felt like a child in a sweet shop when it came to my senior classes!!!   Really wished I had 4 CC’s to award as it was a really hair-splitting decisions in the end and just had to be down to performance and accuracy in that moment of time.

Any criticisms I make in this report do not in anyway detract from the quality of the exhibits and are there only to show my thinking process.   The breed standard gives the blue-print and every judge will have differing views on what they consider to be greater or lesser qualities within that blue-print. That is as it should be or there would be no point in our “fancy” continuing. It is an easy task to fault find as no dog is perfect I prefer to highlight the positives where I can.

VETERAN BITCH (3: 1w/d)

So sorry that one lady had to retire having hurt herself earlier. Now fully recovered I’m pleased to say.

1. Waterton: SH.CH. LYNWOOD KISSED BY AN ANGEL AT SANDSTREAM. Last judged her as a youngster and wrote then I thought she would have a great future. She certainly did! She is a most lovely style of bitch with the sweetest head and expression. Well angulated front and rear assemblies, well sprung ribs carried back to a strong loin. Excellent topline and good feet. Moved soundly. BVIB.

2. Blomme-Lefebvre: Dutch/Bel/VDH/Bel/ Int.Ch. BALINTYNE A KISS FOR LUCK, Another of good type. Pleasing head and expression with good eye shape and finish to back skull. Nicely set body properties with well-developed hindquarters, just preferred the front angulation of 1, moved soundly.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (6:1ab)

1. Danks-Kemish: RAPPATTY STAR LIGHT OVER ALOLFRANA: Lovely style of baby, just my type and most promising. Quite mature which gave her the slight edge to take this class. Pretty head and expression with plenty of work and dark eye of good shape, nicely crested neck and good length in relation to body. Front assembly settling nicely , well ribbed back and deep through her rib cage, loin well proportioned, wide hindquarters with good length through hip to hock, enough stifle which will develop further with age,. Lovely feet and moved very well for a baby.

2. Mugford: LYNWOOD ISNT SHE LOVELY. Let me be one the first of many to say Yes she is! What a sweet-heart, I am, it is no secret, a great admirer of this breeder, always having the most super quality bitches, and this young lady is no exception. She has substance without losing any raciness and many of the remarks for 1 above apply equally to her. The most pleasing head and expression, correct proportions throughout her body properties, at this stage not quite the majority of 1 but I’m sure she will continue to develop beautifully. Moved soundly.

3. Roberts: POLMENNOR MERRY MAIDENS.

PUPPPY BITCH (12:0)

1. Nicolson: GWENDARIFF RAINBOW GODDESS AT LOCHINDORB: Really pleasing bitch in overall outline, I like her proportions and overall balance very much. Feminine without any loss of substance, Long lean head with dark eyes of correct shape, good finish to muzzle and just the right amount of stop giving raised brows and a mischievous look. Well finished back skull and crested neck which runs smoothly into well laid back shoulders and return of upper arm, deep well sprung ribs combine to give well developed fore-chest, strong loin and wide hindquarters, nice topline and good bone and feet, well developed muscular condition allowing her freedom of movement fore and aft covering the ground very well for her age. Best Puppy In Breed and short-listed in the Puppy Group, Well done.

2. Watt: SHENANAGIN SWEET SIXTEEN: Lovely racy outline to this young lady who possesses a very pretty face, with good proportions, lovely eye shape and colour and correct finish to skull, crested neck of good length into well laid back shoulders and deep well sprung ribs carried well back to proportionate loin, nicely finishing over croup and rear angulation has width and balance to front, good feet and bone and like 1 moved well and balanced.

3. Danks-Kemish: RAPPATTY STAR LIGHT OVER ALOLFRANA.

JUNIOR BITCH (14:2ab) Really good class.

1. Holley: WYNJILL LOVE HEART: Love her make and overall shape. Good topline. Super head and expression, Lovely proportions to foreface and skull correct amount of stop and lean cheeks giving lovely raised brows, dark well shaped eyes. Clean, crested neck with strength without bulk, good layback of shoulders and return of upper arm, deep well sprung ribs, strong through her loin and wide through her quarters, nicely bent stifles and short rear pasterns, good feet. Moved very well showing reach and drive, holding her topline and lovely lashing tail.

2. Stevenson: LOCHLORIEN TRUE DETECTIVE IS ANDLEY: Another super girl, racy, balanced outline. Head make and shape is of good proportions with well shaped dark eye and raised brow, just a little less flew would complete this pretty head for my preference. Excellent angulation front and rear, deep ribs of correct shape and depth complete the front giving good prosternum, well shaped croup with good length, wide quarters nicely, angulated stifles strong rear pasterns. Moved very soundly.

3. Meadows: GWENDARIFF D’YA LIKE ME BEST.

YEARLING BITCH (12:0)

Unfortunately a number of otherwise lovely bitches in this class were rather untidy on the move.

1. Holley; WYNJILL LOVE HEART: Repeat of 1st Junior.

2. Danks-Kemish: ALOLFRAN TRUE ELEGANCE.   Lovely type of girl who just needs to body up but the raw material is there and with maturity will, I hope, fulfill her promise. Would like a little more length and work in her well shaped head but that said as she matures this will hopefully be the finishing touch. Moved perfectly true in profile and coming and going just felt 1 showed more reach and drive. Expertly handled.

3. Longbottom: GWENDARIFF WE’LL REMEMBERU, J.W.

NOVICE BITCH (13:0ab)

1. Danks-Kemish: ALOLFRAN TRUE ELEGANCE: Repeat of 2nd Yearling.

2. Frampton: STRATHMEAD MULBERRY: 5th in a strong Junior class and lovely type. Super head and expression with good finish to foreface and muzzle, well crested neck into good clean front, deep ribs carried well back strong loin and well developed hindquarters. Liked her height to length ratio. Unfortunately had been very unsettled on the move previously but pulled herself together here.

3. Andrews: MILLCROFT SCARLET MOON

GRADUATE BITCH ( 12:4ab)

1. Waterton: SANDSTREAM WELCOME BREEZE, J.W. My notes say – Right up my street! - Lovely outline. Beautiful head and expression, cheeky raised brows over dark well shaped eyes and well-proportioned balance and finish to muzzle. Super front and rear angulations which mirror one another very well. Deep, well sprung ribs give good finish to prosternum. Good croup and wide well angulated quarters. Good feet. Always difficult for a dog to adjust to a different handler on the move but when moved at a pace best suiting her she showed her lovely reach and drive. She should have a bright future.

2. Hyslop: GWENDARIFF ON A ROLLACOASTA: Racy, elegant and balanced lady. Doesn’t carry a profuse coat so hides nothing. Pleasing head and expression, balanced when viewed in profile. Clean, crested neck into good front angulation, ribs carried well back to strong loin and good hindquarters, nicely angulated stifles and short rear pasterns, good feet. Moved well coming and going would like to see her drive a bit more off her hocks in profile.

3. Nicolson: GWENDARIFF ON A TIC ETT TO LOCHINDORB.

POST GRADUATE BITCH: (13: 4ab)

1. Powis: AMBERWAVE FEATHER, J.W. Substantial lady who retains an elegance for all that. Liked her overall balance through height and length ratios and she possesses the most excellent, unexaggerated, angulations front and rear. She is a little strong in head for me but it is balanced well-proportioned and well-shaped with dark, correctly shaped eye and raised brows. Deep, well sprung ribs carried back to a portionate, strong, loin. Good bone and feet. Her free, easy gait, dictated by her construction gave her this class.

2. Brady: AMBERLIGHT GUINEVERE: Another lady shown to good effect. Preferred the head of this lady to 1st but felt she did not quite have the return of upper arm. Sweet expression and lovely work in her foreface with good finish to muzzle. Clean through her nicely crested neck into well laid back shoulders, deep well sprung ribs carried nicely back through to strong loin and wide well angulated hindquarters. Has substance without lumber. Moved with power from short strong hind pasterns just making her lift her front a little.

3. Pike: REDCLYST AURA.

MID-LIMIT BITCH : (5:1ab)

1. Bott: GWENDARIFF SUCH A CARRY ON AT BARDONHILL, J.W. : One of my favourites today. Just so much to like about her. She possesses a lovely, balanced, outline with sloping topline. She has substance without losing any of the required raciness of our breed. Long lean head with correct finish to muzzle, showing stop and no bulk around her skull all combine to give good eye shape and raised brows. Crested neck of good length into well laid back shoulders with return of upper arm, deep well sprung ribs giving good prosternum. Strong loin, wide well angulated hindquarters with good length to croup. Moved well showing reach and drive. A strong contender for Top Honours. Shown in lovely coat and condition, I’m sure she will continue to excel.

2. Box: BARDONHILL AFTERNOON D’LITE AT FERNSTART: Such a pretty girl. Lovely head and expression with correct finish to muzzle and good balance to foreface and skull.   Well arched neck into well laid back shoulders and deep, well sprung ribs, would just prefer a little more return on upper arm to complete the front. Strong proportionate loin to wide well angulated hindquarters, strong rear pasterns and good feet. Moved soundly if a little exuberant which just unbalanced her a little.

3. Mackness: WYNJILL WELL MAY BE.

LIMIT BITCH (13:5ab)

1. Roffey: GWENDARIFF THE REAL THING: My star today and she had to be to beat the lovely bitch in 2nd and my winners of the other senior classes.

On first impression she has a racy, balanced outline brought about by her height to length ratios with gently sloping topline. She is not heavily coated and so what you see is what you get. Sweet head with such expressive eyes and those raised brows that give the impression at any minute she will turn into an imp! Clean through her well arched, strong neck flowing smoothly into good layback of shoulders and well sprung ribs carried deeply to give prosternum. Ribs taken well back to a strong, muscular loin. Wide hindquarters with correctly balanced angulation to compliment her front. Strong, short rear pasterns used to great effect on the move. Correctly shaped bone and the best of feet. While many of these qualities were equalled by my other winners it was on the move that she really excelled, using herself so well, accurate coming and going and in profile showing reach and drive in balance, holding her topline and lashing her tail, she was obviously enjoying herself. She was presented in tip top form both in tone and condition and handled to perfection. She filled my eye and I was delighted to award her C.C.

2. Gardner: THENDARA JOCASTA J.W. I have admired this lady often from the ringside and it was a real pleasure to find that she did not disappoint on closer inspection. Lovely head and expression, correct finish to muzzle and good plains through her foreface and back skull, dark expressive eyes and raised brows. In profile she is balanced and racy with gently sloping topline. Unexaggerated in her correct angulations front and rear and showing good prosternum with deep nicely sprung ribs, wide hindquarters, strong rear pasterns, with good bone and feet. Moved out well showing reach and drive and kept a good balanced outline with lashing tail. So much to like about her and I seriously considered her for RCC. She is quite lovely.

3. Stevenson: LOCHLORIEN SCULLY FOXES ANDLEY.

OPEN BITCH : (7:2ab)

1. Holley: SH.CH. WYNJILL WELL KNOWN J.W.: A real favourite of mine.  

She is a very stylish lady and exudes racy balance in her outline and gently sloping topline. Super head and expression such a wistful look in those dark expressive eyes. Well finished back skull and correct finish to muzzle, with just the right amount of stop. Lean through the zygomatic arch. Strong, clean, crested neck, smoothly fitting into excellent front assembly, showing good prosternum. Well sprung ribs carried well back, proportionate loin which is strongly muscled holding front and rear in harmony. Wide hindquarters with excellent length to croup, well bent stifles and short, strong rear pasterns. Lovely bone and super feet. She moved, as her construction dictated, with light free easy gait, accurate fore and aft and ground covering in profile. Presented in super coat and muscular condition. In the Challenge just lacked a little panache but love her and it was my pleasure to award her the R.C.C. She is undoubtedly a worthy Champion.

2. Sturrock: FORFARIAN HEY SEXY LADY: Pleasing, balanced, racy outline with good topline. This lady is another not heavily coated and it’s always difficult with the girls to maintain it. She is of excellent quality throughout with good, unexaggerated angulation front and rear. Pleasing head proportions with good shaping to muzzle and skull, would prefer a little more work in her foreface but that is not to detract from her overall well defined head shape. Clean strong neck runs smoothly into shoulders, well ribbed back and strong loin. Good wide to quarters with nicely bent stifles. Moved with verve and while a joy to see that lovely Irish temperament shining through it just makes her a little unsteady behind.

3. Howatson: RIVERMAN ROYAL ROSA AT VANDERS J.W.

GOOD CITIZEN BITCH (1:0)

1. Hadfield: MARZANNE CHINA IN YOUR HAND: Stood alone and had been previously seen in Junior. Would like a little more work in her foreface, but good length to her lean head, dark eye and low set ears, nicely crested neck, deep ribs carried well back good bone and nicely bent stifles. Moved soundly.

Magi Henderson.


National Gundog Association
7 August 2016

Judges: Dogs: Mrs Lynda Fauvrelle - Bitches: Ms Magi Henderson
Referee: Mr Frank Kane
Entry: 170 Dogs making 234 Entries

Winning his first Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed:
paris match prangle
Int/Multi.Ch. Paris Match Thendara JW
Congratulations to his owners:
Dee Milligan-Bott, Jeremy Bott, & Willem and Alex Lauwers
Photo: Claire Prangle
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Winning the Bitch Challenge Certificate, her 2nd, Congratulations to Cola
gwendariff the real thing
Gwendariff The Real Thing
Owned by Suzy Roffey
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The Res.Dog CC was awarded to Gordon and Debbi Rowbottom with Rory, bred by Viv Blackshaw
lanstara spring moon NGD 2016
Lanstara Spring Moon
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The Res Bitch CC was awarded to Jill Holley with Ginger
Sh.Ch. Wynjill Well Known
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Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Breed was awarded to Freya
Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess at Lochindorb
owned by Bob and Mairi Nicolson


Full Results

DCC - Int/multi Ch Paris Match Thendara JW - Mrs D & Mr J, Mrs A & Mr W Milligan-bott, Bott & Lauwers
RDCC - Lanstara Spring Moon - Mr G & Mrs D Rowbottom
BCC - Gwendariff The Real Thing - Miss S Roffey
RBCC - Sh Ch Wynjill Well Known JW - Mrs J E Holley
BOB - Int/multi Ch Paris Match Thendara JW - Mrs D & Mr J, Mrs A & Mr W Milligan-bott, Bott & Lauwers
BP - Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson

Veteran - Dog

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch Harvancourt Harlem At Jacingail - Mr K & Miss J Pullen & Atkin
2. Sh Ch Bardonhill Floating Moon Into Glenlaine JW Shcm - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton
3. Sh Ch Riqitta Authentic - Miss T Gardner
Res. Bardonhill Swift Eagle - Mrs S S Corless

Puppy - Dog

Entries. 6 Absentees. 2

1. Special Res.erve With Heathclare - Miss C J & Mrs M Prangle & Cuff
2. Danaway My Sweet Lord - Mrs M Sargent
3. Oakdene Ocean Crest Over Alolfrana Naf Taf - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
Res. Hazelbeck Ghillie - Mr G R & Mrs E J Wall

Junior - Dog

Entries. 11 Absentees. 3

1. Bardonhill Eternal Flame Among Amberlight JW - Mr & Mrs P Lucas
2. Kerrimere Charismatic - Mrs J M Lorrimer
3. Thendara The Watchmaker - Mrs S Pym
Res. Thendara Tick Tock - Mrs D & Mr J N Milligan-bott & Bott
VHC. Kerrimere Irresistable - Mrs G V Weir

Yearling - Dog

Entries. 9 Absentees. 2

1. Nucky Of Mcbirdy Luxjch Be/ne/lux JW - Mrs D & Mr J, Mrs A & Mr W Milligan-bott, Bott & Lauwers
2. Hunnicote Handyman (j Jones
3. Harreds Harlie Of Blaysdell - Mr A L & Mrs S A Gardiner
Res. Swiftlark First Knight - Mrs S S Corless
VHC. Bardonhill Snow Wolf With Glenlaine - Mr A & Mrs E Gratton

Novice - Dog

Entries. 6 Absentees. 1

1. Thendara The Watchmaker - Mrs S Pym
2. Oakdene Ocean Crest Over Alolfrana Naf Taf - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
3. Thendara Tick Tock - Mrs D & Mr J N Milligan-bott & Bott
Res. Strathmead Huckleberry - Mrs J P Russell
VHC. Millcroft Moon Riot - Mr C & Mrs C Andrews

Graduate - Dog

Entries. 10 Absentees. 4

1. Lanstara Spring Moon - Mr G & Mrs D Rowbottom
2. Kerrydown One Man - Mrs G R Partridge
3. Danaway Goodness Me - Mrs J & Mr S Wood
Res. Gwendariff Justin Thyme JW - Mrs G Hyslop
VHC. Sandstream Just A Breeze - Miss B Hoskins

Post Graduate - Dog

Entries. 16 Absentees. 3

1. Orlanset The Rocker JW - Mr D & Mrs K M Hemmings
2. Heathclare Old Glory JW Sh Cm - Miss Prangle
3. Caskeys Mischief Of Stylersetts JW - Mr K & Mrs L R Macaulay
Res. Deevonville Santana - Mrs D G Heppell
VHC. Covarney Macaroon - Mr D G & Mrs H C Condron
Mid

Limit - Dog

Entries. 12 Absentees. 4

1. Deevonville El Condor Passa - Mrs G V Weir
2. Suteresett Rebel Rouser In Balbriggan JW - Mr J & Mrs S Cuddy
3. Riverbrue Zeus J W - Mrs M L Stubbs
Res. Polmennor Funtime Shcm - Mrs M Beresford
VHC. Gwendariff The Ringmaster - Mrs L C Savage

Limit - Dog

Entries. 10 Absentees. 2

1. Caispern Polonius - Mrs G O'connor
2. Forfarian I'm Sexy An I Know It JW - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
3. Shandwick Magic Moments Via Amberlight - Mr & Mrs P Lucas
Res. Caispern Lorenzo With Shushana JW Shcm - Mr & Mrs H A M Cohen
VHC. Deevonville Santana - Mrs D G Heppell

Open - Dog

Entries. 8 Absentees. 1

1. Int/multi Ch Paris Match Thendara JW - Mrs D & Mr J, Mrs A & Mr W Milligan-bott, Bott & Lauwers
2. Sh Ch Thendara Pot Noodle JW - Mrs D & Mr J N Milligan-bott & Bott
3. Vicary's Keykeeper - Mr & Mrs Hill-decoster
Res. Sh Ch Brabrook Flash Harry At Montgreenan Shcm - Mr J, Mrs L & Miss L H Richardson
VHC. Sh Ch Clonageera Kinross Love Barolo ((imp) Usa - Mrs P Rutherford

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog

Entries. 7 Absentees. 2

1. Deevonville Santana - Mrs D G Heppell
2. Brinara Independant - Mrs L Fitzmaurice
3. Hazelbeck Dizzy Diamond Over Soulglas - Mr M C & Mrs S Mather
Res. Polmennor Fun In The Sun - Mr D & Mrs F Marmol
VHC. Anlory Keltic Legend - Mrs S A Mohan

Veteran - Bitch

Entries. 3 Absentees. 1

1. Sh Ch Lynwood Kissed By An Angel At Sandstream JW Shcm - Miss S Waterton
2. Dutch/bel/vdh/bel/int Ch Balintyne A Kiss For Luck - Mr R & Mrs C Blomme-lefebvre

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 6 Absentees. 1

1. Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana - Miss O P Danks-kemish
2. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford
3. Polmennor Merry Maidens - Mrs Ar Roberts
Res. Anlory Carmina - Mr N & Miss J Naylor & Morrison
VHC. Polmennor Spinning Moons - Mrs Ar Roberts

Puppy - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 0

1. Gwendariff Rainbow Goddess At Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson
2. Shenanagin Sweet Sixteen - Mr J A Watt
3. Rappatty Star Light Over Alolfrana - Miss O P Danks-kemish
Res. Lynwood Isn't She Lovely - Mr R C & Mrs J P Mugford

Junior - Bitch

Entries. 14 Absentees. 2

1. Wynjill Love Heart - Mrs J E Holley
2. Lochlorien True Detective Is Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
3. Gwendariff D'ya Likeme Best - Mr F R & Mrs A M Meadows
Res. Kerrimere D'ior - Mrs L Sketchley
VHC. Strathmead Mulberry - Mrs J Frampton

Yearling - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 0

1. Wynjill Love Heart - Mrs J E Holley
2. Alolfran True Elegance - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
3. Gwendariff We'll Rememberu JW ( R Longbottom
Res. Fernstart Birdsong - Miss R Box
VHC. Irish Melody Kiss Her To Bits ((imp) Est - Mr G C, Mrs J J & Ms S Bayne & Randle

Novice - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 0

1. Alolfran True Elegance - Mrs R D Danks-kemish
2. Strathmead Mulberry - Mrs J Frampton
3. Millcroft Scarlet Moon - Mr C & Mrs C Andrews
Res. Susie Snapshot By Thendara - Mrs S, D & J Morriss-begg, Milligan-bott & Bott
VHC. Jonola So Hot Over Clereleys - Mrs M Cartwright

Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 12 Absentees. 4

1. Sandstream Welcome Breeze JW - Miss S Waterton
2. Gwendariff On A Rollacoasta - Mrs G Hyslop
3. Gwendariff On A Tic Ett To Lochindorb - Mr R S & Mrs M I Nicolson
Res. Brinara Lowri JW - Mrs B & Mrs L Berry & Morris
VHC. Glennara Never Can Tell JW - Mrs K A Hall

Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 4

1. Amberwave Feather JW - Mrs M A Powis
2. Amberlight Guinevere - Mr & Mrs M F Brady
3. Redclyst Aura - Mr D G & Mrs P A Pike
Res. Caskeys Movie Star At Sixoaks JW - Mr & Mrs J E Heather
VHC. Sandstream Summer Breeze JW - Miss S Waterton
Mid

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 5 Absentees. 1

1. Gwendariff Such A Carry On At Bardonhill JW - Mrs M Bott
2. Bardonhill Afternoon D'lite At Fernstart - Miss R Box
3. Wynjill Well May Be - Ms P Mackness
Res. Alolfran Chanel At Wenflaen - Mrs S Jones

Limit - Bitch

Entries. 13 Absentees. 5

1. Gwendariff The Real Thing - Miss S Roffey
2. Thendara Jocasta JW - Miss T Gardner
3. Lochlorien Scully Foxes Andley - Mr G & Mrs C Stevenson
Res. Corranroo Rainbow Kisses - Mr G & Mrs J J Bayne

Open - Bitch

Entries. 7 Absentees. 2

1. Sh Ch Wynjill Well Known JW - Mrs J E Holley
2. Forfarian Hey Sexy Lady - Mrs S & Misses N & J Sturrock
3. Riverman Royal Rosa At Vanders JW - Mrs J C Howatson
Res. Belg/dutch Sh Ch Balintyne Follow That Girl Amjw12 Bel/dutch JW - Mr R & Mrs C Blomme-lefebvre

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch

Entries. 1 Absentees. 0

1. Marzanne China In Your Hand - Mrs M Hadfield