LKA 2012

Judge Barrie Croft

A good entry of 58 exhibits! I would have liked to have seen a few more puppies.This is the fifth time I have given CCs in the breed in the UK. Always enjoy this breed, a top class Pyrenean in top form and moving correctly is very hard to look by! Good to hear the applause for all the class winners, two or three of the bitch classes I could have swapped the first and second around and been just as happy. Open Dog and Bitch where the classes with great depth of quality as it should be. I was pleased to be told after judging the breeding of my winners and that whenever and wherever I judge I consistently pick up on this Viskaly breeding from Sweden! Good to watch my BOB shortlisted in the Group under Mr Bob Gregory were the big ring gave him the chance to really show off that movement.

MPD (1) 1 and BP, Pyrpressure's My American Dream At Belshanmish (Imp). 9 month old of quality, looks his sex, excellent bite and pigment, loved the head and eye, excellent expression typical in profile, excellent bone and body condition, obviously been well reared, correct angulation back and front, in immaculate form must have an exciting future, certainly impressed me, sound easy action.

PD 1  Pyrpressure's My American Dream At Belshanmish (Imp).

JD (4) 1 Charibere Simply Special At Chezanna. Typey quality youngster, masculine, such a lovely profile, looked balanced, excellent bone, correct head shape, again in top class condition for coat and body, excellent presentation, sound easy action, should do well in the breed. 2 Shanlimore Let It Be For Beverlenn. Lots to like, breed type appealed, attractive masculine head, good eye, excellent bite, good bone, shapely body, powerful quarters but needs to tighten somewhat in front, tends to be a little untidy coming towards you.

PGD (12) 1 Sketrick Next Connection. 19 months, and for me stood away! Love the breed type, shape and overall balance, has a real look of quality about him, everything fitted and flowed, in excellent form and he was just as impressive on the move. I would expect him to finish with a title. 2 Kalkasi Dances With Wolves For Moimur. Totally different in breed type, but again much to like, quality and so impressive stacked. On the day, couldn't match the action of winner. 3 Charibere Simply Special At Chezanna.

LD (8) 1 ViSkaly's Harry Honda At Kington. Just loved this youngster and I seriously considered him for the Res CC, excellent breed type, shape and overall balance, looked quality and such easy typical breed movement, head really appealed, sure to make-up he should! 2 Chrevle Zophire. Different again, heavier all round, but he has much quality and so many things to like. Front a little loose but he's totally sound. 3 Febus Mauvezin.

OD (8) All present! Good class. 1, CC + BOB his title. Now Ch ViSkaly's Xbalanque Qui-mu At Calsassa (Imp). Totally filled my eye and I consider quite special. Still young, not yet two, and he must have such an exciting future. In immaculate form just so good to put your hands on everything fitted and flowed, correct waistline, so easy on the eye when he moves and in profile, going round the ring he looked stunning. World class in my opinion. 2 Ch Gillandant Rockerfella. My Res CC last time I judged, and today had to settle for the same. I'm a big fan. Looks the champion he his, sound moving them both around the ring, my eye was drawn to the profile action of winner and I went with that. 3 Ch Kalkasi In High Spirits JW ShCM.

VD (3) 1 Ch + Ir Ch Rivergroves Murphy Goode (Imp). I gave him his third CC + BOB at Midland Counties and he went on to do much winning, and I can well understand why.  Loved his movement and style, looks the champion he his, still in excellent form. 2 Ricaduffal Shooting Star. A lovely veteran, much to like, different again in breed type, heavier and not quite the action of winner but also in lovely form, obviously well looked after.

GCD (2) 1 Jazanah Jaunty. Quality, masculine, liked his overall shape and he's sound. 2 Pyrbern Blond Lynx. Different again, quality, not the action I wanted, pleasing head, excellent bone.

JB (4) 1 and Res CC, Lisjovia Simoncelli Via Kyleca. Wow a classy lady! So impressive in profile, shapely, excellent head, excellent bite, good bone, excellent backline and such lovely strength behind, its in profile on the move she excels, already a CC winner and surely capable of going all the way, she went over several champions today. 2, and in no way disgraced, Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore. So difficult to separate, different in breed type, but again I consider CC quality, much younger, sure to swap around and it shouldn't be a problem, loved them both and she also is so good on the move. Two future champions, time will tell! 3 Gillandant Samirah.

PGB (7) 1 Rosemere Xanthia. Again I had trouble separating the first two! Both capable of winning at the highest level. Loved the way the winner looked down her nose at me! She was good and she new it! Typical, balanced with a lovely head and correct movement sums her up. 2 Desalazara Alpine Snowbell. Different, but so correct, has the quality and breed type plus the movement to go all the way! Two top class bitches. 3 Alchazandis Captivation.

LB (7) 1 Kalkasi High Expectations JW. Instantly catches the eye, just looked so typical and a real look of quality and balance about her, feminine, shapely and as sound as a bell. In immaculate form shown as expected by this exhibitor to perfection, must be one of the best handlers in the breed. Should make up with little trouble. 2 ViSkaly's Mona Monark At Calsassa (Imp). I loved this girl, excellent breed type, not settled and tended to play around on the move, but no getting away from the fact she quality and when she puts in a better performance has the ability to do really well. 3 Shanlimore Pandora At Jojims.

OB (7) All present, what a class! I see the first four are Champions all most worthy but all four different! 1 and CC, Ch Kalkasi Destinys Spirt At Mizeka ShCM. The one that instantly caught my eye every time I looked in her direction, she looked right! Just as impressive to put hands on, everything fitted and flowed and when she moved her CC was never going to be an issue, totally impressed coming and going. 2 Ch Gillandant Sugar And Spice JW. Also top class, looked the Champion she is. Perhaps not on the day the freedom of action in profile but I would happily sign a CC for her. 3 CH Zalute Zeona Via Shanlimore JW. 

VB (2) 1 Pyroni Tommy Girl Of Myatoksci. Feminine classy lady! In superb form and so easy on the eye when she moves, easy winner. 2 Shanlimore Princess Carla. Bigger, heavier lady, lots of quality but not happy moving today.

GCB (3) 1 Shanlimore Pandora At Jojims. Love the breed type, all quality, feminine, much to like, just a little loose in front, even so I thought her a good winner. 2 Alchazandis Captivation. Quality and sound, not the head of winner. 3 Pyrbern Blonde Apache.