LKA - 2013

Judge:- Christine Edwards

I would like to thank Ladies Kennel Association committee for inviting me to judge the Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, also thank you to my very efficient stewards Martin and Roger. I found head shape varied and so some lost the true Pyrenean expression that I look for, some dogs were underweight and a few were very dirty, but on a brighter note I was very pleased with my entry and my main principle winners.

1 King's Milo. Very nice youngster, lovely head and expression, good bone, level topline, moved well, good coat, maturing well. 2 Atherton's Aurealis Tektonite. Just 12 months old and very raw at the moment, finer in head than first, dark pigment but has good bone, needs more weight. 3 Bennett's Amandjena Austin Texas.

1 Downes' Pyrpressure's My American Dream At Belshanmish (Imp). Good head, pigment and expression, ample bone, neat feat, moved out well, held topline on the move, well handled. 2 Munson's Pyrbern Blond Lynx. Good pigment, well boned young dog, good coat condition, moved well, bodying up nicely. 3 Salter's Kricano Kookie.

1 Kenyon's Charibere Simply Special At Chezanna JW ShCM. 2 year old quality dog, lovely head, eye and expression, good pigment, good dentition, well boned, moved out well, maturing nicely. 2 Meakin's Jazanah Josephanite. Lovely head and expression, with good pigment and eye colour, tight feet, level topline, good coat and moved out well. 3 Savage's Vi 'skaly's Harry Honda At Kington (Imp).

1 Haresign's Briannor Ainthalfhot At Caselbarn. Lovely type, tight dark eye, good pigment, correct earset, good head shape with nice expression, good reach of neck, level topline in full coat, good bone, tight feet, moved out well in unison with handler. Dog CC his third, congratulations. 2 Ford's Kalkasi Dancing With Wolves For Montimur. A lot to like about this dog, attractive Blaireau head colour, nice expression and eye colour, in good coat, good bone and feet, level topline, good angulation moved with drive, Reserve CC. 3 Baverstock's Ch Kalkasi In High Spirits JW ShCM.

1 Duffell & Egleton's Ricaduffal Shooting Star. 10 years old, still shows and moves well, lovely head and expression. 2 Thorne's Alchazandris Rupert Bear. 7 years old, in full coat, good bone, moved freely, turned out immaculately.

1 Munson's Pyrbern Blond Lynx. 2 Meakin's Amandjena Carson Nevada.

1 Sang's Mizeka A Hint Of Gold. Classy girl, attractive Blaireau head and body markings, good pigment, dentition and eye colour, good earset and reach of neck, level topline, moved out well, very promising puppy. 2 Tadd's Kricarno Krystal Konchita. Nice head shape and good pigment, ample bone, tight cat-like feet, good coat, moved out well and steady. 3 Traynor's Strondafjorden Flippinheck Amara (Imp) NAF TAF.

1 Sang's Mizeka A Hint Of Gold. 2 Traynor's Strondafjorden Flippinheck Amara (Imp) NAF TAF. Nice head and expression, dark pigment, good reach of neck, level topline, good bone, coat and rear angulation, moved well.

1McDowell & Asher's Granchester Sparkling Gem. Showing good pigment, needs more weight, out of coat, moves well but handler needs to slow down with her. 2 Shepherd's Amanojena Crystal Sapphire. Another out of coat and would like more weight, good bone and rear angulation.

1 Robinson's Alchazandris Captivation. Always admired this bitch, she is quite stunning, lovely head shape, earset, good length of neck going into correct shoulder placement, level topline, neat feet, moved well, looked totally bored on her challenge which cost her. 2 Vogler's Merzurlaska Zianon Lace. Good honest quality bitch, good head qualities, good pigment, ample bone, in super coat, moved out well. 3 Murden's Desalazara Vanilla Orchid.

1 Carlin's Rosemere Xanthia. Super girl with the most attractive head and Blaireau markings, good shoulder placement, level topline, good bone and tight feet, well angulated stifle, moved out well, really enjoying herself, Reserve CC. 2 Vogler's Pyrdanti Solitaire Of Merzurlaska. Stunning head shape, good pigment and earset, correct neck length and good shoulder placement, in super coat condition, moved well, unlucky to meet first. 3 Traynor's Vi'skaly's Mona Monark At Calsassa (Imp).

1 Pollard's Ch Gillandant Sizzling Spice. Stunning 2 year old, full of quality, lovelly head and eye shape, good depth of muzzle, good dentition, good length of neck, good bone, cat shaped feet, in super coat and condition, moved with drive, CC and BOB. 2 Duffell's Kalkasi Misty Star Of Ricaduffal. Nice head, good pigment, level topline, good hind angulation, moved well. 3 Murden's Desalazara Vanilla Orchid.

1 Murden's Desalazara Vanilla Orchid. Tall girl of 30 months, good pigment, moved well, good body shape. 2 Munson's Pyrbern Blonde Apache. Narrower in head shape than first, dark pigment, good coat, moved well.