NAT W/P BREEDS CH SHOW 2014

Judge KEITH SAVAGE

I would like to thank all exhibitors for their entry, the National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society for inviting me to judge & to the very competent assistance of my ring stewards. I really enjoyed this appointment & was particularly pleased with the improvement to skull shapes in particular & length of leg & hock, however, I do have concerns for the excessive turnout of rear feet as this tends to lead to very close hocks & a generally weaker rear structure. I found complete dew claws in all dogs & good dentition throughout. A pleasing entry, pigmentation was generally good throughout.

PD (1) 1 O’Rourke’s Desalazara Monza, developing youngster with good proportions to legs & overall size. Good ratios to length of skull & muzzle & developing in the width & shape of the top skull. Impressive pigmentation & eye shape & colour. Moderate angulation front & rear, moved with confidence. BP.
JD
(1) 1 O’Rourke’s Desalazara Monza.
PGD
(4) 1 Janes’ Kricarno Karrizzmatick, pleasing male with well marked head of good proportions, good eye colour & pigmentation. Nice eye/ear placement. Moderate angulation front & rear. Moved with level topline but tended to pace; 2 Shepherd’s Gillandant Illusionist at Avantgarde, dog of good size, with pleasing head & expression created by correct eye placement, shape & colour. Well balanced front & rear, moved sluggishly but correctly due to being slightly overweight; 3 Salter’s Kricarno Kookie.
LD
(6,2a) 1 Ford’s Desalazara Fernando, attractive young dog still developing. He has a wonderful head of correct proportions. Excellent eye shape & colour, well placed with good ears creating the correct expression for the breed. Correct length of neck, good proportions to body good length of bone & body ratios. Would prefer a little more rear angulation which will come as he fully matures. Moved soundly on correctly shaped feet; 2 Water’s Sketrick Next Connection, this dog impresses with a beautiful head of very correct proportions to skull & muzzle, with correct fill & front & side profile to top skull, all blending together. Beautiful eye, well placed & good smiling expression created by correct lip line. Very impressive profile with correct length of hock & long bones. Correct ratios to height with length of leg. Very balanced picture standing; 3 Greenfield’s Gillandant Shakeelah.
OD
(4) 1 Bowker & Gibson’s Febus Mauvezin, very impressive young dog with attitude! Beautiful head with correct proportions to skull, muzzle length, correct fill & smiley expression. Created by correct lip line & depth of muzzle. Beautiful expressive eye of correct shape & colour & good ear shape & placement. He is very balanced front & rear, & has moderate angulation that allows both drive & extension on the move. A beautiful picture! I feel certain that he has a fabulous career to look forward to as he reaches full maturity. CC; 2 Kenyon & Wards’ Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna, powerful young dog of substance. Head proportions of muzzle length & skull, length & width of excellent proportions with gently sloping stop, I would like a little less depth of muzzle. Excellent neck placed well on strong shoulders. Strong bone. Well angulated front & rear moved soundly on correct feet. RCC; 3 Baverstock’s Ch/Ir Ch Kalkasi In High Spirits. V (3,1) 1 Wells’ Sketrick Illustrious, 7 years old male of substance with attractive head & good pigmentation. Good angulation front & rear. Moved soundly & steadily; 2 Thorne’s Alchazandia Rupert Bear at Pyrajay, 7 years old male, of good size, with strong bone. Correctly angulated front & rear, steady mover. Very well presented.

PB (2) A.
JB
(3) 1 Baverstock’s Mizeka A Touch Of Class with Kalkasi, attractively coloured young bitch of correct proportions. Correct head with smiley expression, dark eye of almond shape, well placed & neat ears, well set. Correct angulation to front & rear & good shoulder placement. Moved very soundly with drive & balance; 2 Tadd’s Kricarno Krystal Konchita, another very attractive young bitch with correct expression. Coal black pigmentation on all white bitch. Correct length of muzzle to skull & well placed almond shaped eye. Good length of neck. Level topline & elegant length of leg & hock; 3 Holmes’ Abstrax Blaze Of Glory for Lisjovia.
PGB
(4) 1 M A Touch Of Class with K; 2 Water’s Sketrick Nom de Plume, beautiful head of correct proportions with good lip line & smiley expression. Head ratios correct & eye shape & colour excellent. Good length of neck. Correct length of leg & hock in relation to height at shoulder. Moderate angulation front & rear; 3 Holmes’ Lisjovia Klyonari.
LB
(4,1) 1 Pollard’s Gillandants Sizzling Spice, stunning bitch with beautiful balanced outline. Correct length of back to height at shoulder, beautifully angulated enabling her to move with drive & extension. She has the most feminine of heads with correct length of muzzle to skull beautiful lip line & wonderful amber brown colour to eye which is almond shaped & well placed on skull. CC & BOB; 2 Veal’s Shanilmore Pandora Jojims, attractive bitch of good size. Good pigmentation & dentition. Good ratios to body, moved steadily & well presented; 3 Lord’s Laudley Prudence.
OB
(2) 1 Edward’s Ch Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore, very attractive, substantial & well presented bitch of quality in good coat. Pretty head with nice expression correctly coloured eye, well placed. Good length of neck. Level topline moved with drive & extension. RCC; 2 Baverstock’s Ir Ch Kalkasi High Expectations, pretty bitch of good size. Balanced profile, front & rear. Correct length of leg. Attractive expression, well filled under eyes. Very sound on the move.