Birmingham NAT CH SHOW 2014


Thank you to both the society & exhibitors for accepting me as replacement judge in place of Sheila Munroe who was unable to keep her appointment for health reasons.

A small but quality entry which I am pleased to say showed the improvements that have taken place in the breed since I last judged. Heads in general are much better & breed type much more evident.

Movement in some leaves a little to be desired. Temperaments on the whole were good with only one letting the side down.

MPD (1) 1 O’Rourke & Randall’s Desalzara Monza, larger than average build for age, blaireau dog with good shaped dark eye, head still to broaden but OK at this stage, good earset with good pigment. Well off for bone, well angulated front & rear. Needs to tighten in front but moved well. Presentation good, keep up the ringcraft training. PD (2) 1 D Monza; 2 McDowell & Asher’s M’Rudy Du Grande Tendre at Granchester, blaireau dog of average size for age, in good coat. Fair head, good pigment. Topline letting him down, feet need to tighten, slightly straight behind. Would benefit from ringcraft training. Moved OK but needs to settle. JD (1) 1 D Monza. PGD (5) 1 Greenfield’s Gillandant Shekeelah, best head of class & day. Good pigment, correct stop, good earset, dark eye with pleasing expression. Well angulated front & rear, moved well. To be critical could reach out more. Good feet, good coat with nice outline standing & on the move. CC & BOB. Shortlisted in the group; 2 Meakins’ Amandjena Carson Nevada, fair head. Rounder in eye than 1. Good pigment & earset, moved OK but slightly narrow in front & slightly upright in shoulder. Out of coat. Well presented; 3 Downs’ Pyrpressures My American Dream at Belshanmish. LD (4,1) 1 Savage’s Vi’Skaly’s Harry Honda at Kington, good head with tight flews, good pigment, good earset, correct stop, nice dark eye. Well angulated front & rear. Moved well. out of coat. RCC; 2 Wilcocks’ Penellcy Guard Of Honour, another good dog with good head, good dark eye, good pigment, tight flews. In good coat, well angulated front & rear, moved OK. Slightly shorter in back than 1. Well presented; 3 Kenyon & Ward’s Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna. OD (5) 1 Pollard’s Ch Gillandant Rockafella, good head, eye & expression, good pigment. Flews could be tighter. Tight feet, well angulated front & rear, moved OK, of average size with good outline.Well presented; 2 Baverstock’s Ch Kalkasi In High Spirits, fair head with good pigment. Well angulated front & rear, moved OK, nice outline; 3 Traynor’s Ch Vi’Skaly’s Xblanque Qui-Mu at Calsassa. VD (1) 1 Thorne’s Alchazandis Rupert Bear at Pyrajay, 11 years old all white, good pigment, dark eye, good earset, well off for bone, nice feet. Well angulated front & rear, nice outline, moved well, in good condition, well presented.

MPB (0). PB (2) 1 McDowell & Asher’s Mira-Belle Du Grande Tendre at Granchester, although head looks fine is in proportion & conforms to Standard, it should widen & mature well. Nice tight dark eyes, jet black pigment, nice tight lips, OK for bone, nice shape, well angulated front & rear, moved well. BP; 2 Holmes’ Abstrax Blaze Of Glory for Lisjovia, heavier in head than 1. A little too much stop for my liking. Pigment good, well boned, nice feet, well angulated front & rear, moved well. JB (3) 1 Baverstock’s Mizeka A Touch Of Class with Kalkasi, good head, eye & earset with good pigment, Blaireau with nice outline, moved well. A nice young bitch; 2 Traynor’s Strondafjordens Flippinheck Amara at Calsassa, tall bitch, out of coat. Good head, eye & earset correct, tight flews, good feet, well angulated front & rear, moved well; 3 Sang’s Mizeka A Hint Of Gold. PGB (3,1) 1 Wright’as Desalzara Mama Mia, blaireau bitch with good head, nice eye, good stop & good pigment, flews could be tighter. Well angulated front & rear, good topline. Needs to tighten on the move. Well presented; 2 Munson’s Pyrbern Blonde Apache, dark blaireau bitch, nice dark eye, good pigment. Head not quite as broad as 1. Well angulated front & rear, moved OK. LB (4) 1 Pollard’s Gillandant Sizzling Spice, nice bitch with good head, nice eye, tight flews & good pigment. Good front, well angulated front & rear, moved well, in good coat, well presented. RCC; 2 Downes’ Shanlimore Delta Lady at Belshanmish, good head, good pigment, good earset,. Eyes could be tighter. Slightly loose in flews. Well angulated, moved well, good presentation; 3 Veale’s Shanlimore Pandora at Jojims. OB (6) 1 Carlin’s Rosemere Xanthia, best head of this class, good pigment, nice dark eye, correct stop, tight flews & pleasing expression. Nice shape throughout, in good coat. Well angulated front & rear, moved well. Well presented. CC which I believe makes her up; 2 Edwards’ Ch Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore, another nice quality bitch with all the good head points of 1. Good front, well angulated front & rear, moved well, well presented; 3 Edwards’ Ch Zalute Zeona via Shanlimore. VB (1) 1 Greenfield’s Ch Gillandant Crystal Fantasy, 7½ years, moving better than some 2 year olds. Lovely head, good eye & pigment. Well boned with good feet, nice in outline, well angulated front & rear. A credit to owner, well done, well presented.