A pleasure to go over so many well presented dogs who all coped well with the unusually hot weather we were experiencing. Temperaments were excellent, without exception all bites were correct with only a few dogs having dropped front teeth, pigment was generally good, all the dogs displayed nice tight correctly shaped eyes. The only negative thoughts I had were that some exhibits were a little straight around the stifle & hock area & some of the heads would benefit from a little more fill in the cheeks to give a nice wedge shape.

PD (4) 1 Ford’s Desalazara Fernando, just under 12 months & developing well with excellent head proportions, good pigment, sound front with medium angulation, level topline held on the move. BP; 2 Giermer’s Desalazara Funky Feet, litter brother to 1, similar comments apply, slightly stronger in head structure but not in any way coarse & well presented; 3 Meakin’s Amandjena Carson Nevada. JD (2) 1 D Funkey Feet; 2 Wilcock’s Penellcy Guard Of Honour, good bone & substance, excellent pigment, correct eye shape. Preferred rear movement of 1. PGD (6) 1 Holmes’ Lisjovia Shakey Byrne, good size with balanced angulation front & rear, masculine head with correct eye shape & colour, moving steadily on well boned quarters; 2 Kenyon & Ward’s Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna, nice well proportioned head with pleasing expression, preferred overall balance on the move of 1; 3 Salter’s Kricarno Kookie. LD (10) 1 Savage’s Vi’skaly’s Harry Honda at Kington, tall well boned young male standing on correctly angulated well muscled quarters which allow him to move with ease, nice head shape with tight well pigmented lips. Sadly lacking in coat to challenge further; 2 Baverstock’s Echo De’chien A Touch Of Magic at Kalkasi, another tall well balanced young dog in good condition, moving steadily, correct eye shape & colour, excellent presentation; 3 Meakin’s Jazanah Josephinite. OD (6) 1 Downes’ Shanlimore Lord James at Belshanmish, won an excellent class, super head with lovely gentle expression, correct bite, eye shape & colour & earset, well balanced medium sized dog with good bone, good angulation allows him to move with a steady unhurried gait, in a full well groomed jacket. CC, his 3rd, & BOB; 2 Traynor’s Ch Vi’skaly’s Xbalanque Qui-mu at Calsassa, tall young dog maturing well, excellent pigmentation not quite as balanced in the skull at present as 1, fills his frame well which shows on the move where he holds his topline, in good coat of correct texture & well groomed. RCC; 3 Pollard’s Ch Gillandant Rockafella. V (2) A.

PB (3) 1 McDowell & Asher’s Granchester Sparkling Gem, pretty white bitch with excellent dentition & pigment, good eye shape, held topline while moving easily on well angulated quarters, well presented & handled; 2 Ford’s Desalazara Dancing Queen, fair sized with medium bone, pleasing head, level topline with correct tail carriage, preferred overall balance & movement of 1. Two nice bitches who could easily swap places in the future. JB (3) 1 G Sparkling Gem; 2 Downes’ Shanlimore Delta Lady at Belshanmish, lovely head & expression typical of this kennel, good pigment. Needs more body & to settle on the move. PGB (5) 1 Edwards’ Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore, fair sized bitch, correct bone structure, balanced angulation & level topline, correct length of neck finishing in a beautiful head with a super expression, moving steadily around the ring in a beautifully prepared coat. RCC; 2 Ford’s Desalazara Alpine Snowbell, all white with good pigment, medium angulation front & rear, moving steadily with a level topline. Not in full coat but should do well in the future. LB (6) 1 Baverstock’s Kalkasi High Expectations, medium sized light blaireau, well angulated front, level topline, pleasing expression complemented by eye shape & pigment, moved easily around the ring carrying a well groomed coat; 2 Veal’s Shanlimore Pandora at Jojims, very pretty head, slightly smaller framed bitch, balanced construction & in a well presented coat; 3 Lord’s Laudley Prudence (special thanks to Kathy Maggs for taking over in the ring when Mrs Lord was struggling). OB (4) As in OD another quality class whose placings could easily change on another day. 1 Pollard’s Ch Gillandant Sugar And Spice, won on her overall shape & balance, good head proportions with good pigment, correct ear shape, moved steadily on well angulated legs holding topline all the time, mother of the RBCC. CC; 2 Downes’ Shanlimore Chaldene at Belshanmish, smaller in size than 1 but still overall has many qualities, super pigment, eye shape & colour, well presented & moved with an unhurried gait around the ring; 3 Edwards’ Ch Zalute Zeona via Shanlimore.