Many thanks to all those who entered; not a large entry, but of late, seems to be the norm; such a pity, our beautiful breed will be in danger of losing quality, & with that, more importantly, CCs. Generally too many exhibits were too narrow in front, moved rather close behind, with one or two, noticeably turning a hind foot in.

To the young lady, who retired her puppy, please don’t be put off, puppies will be puppies, & like children, choose to show off in public, he will settle. My thanks also to my two stewards.

How super, my gorgeous BOB showed off our breed’s finest features, in the big ring, with head held high, & moving with drive & elegance, he won the group, under Stewart Mallard. Very well done to Louise, his excellent handler, & his owners, Chrisie Kenyon & Arthur. I gather Cody has since got his title, many congratulations.

PD (4,1a) 1 Draper’s Desalazara Jeraz, 10 months rather bouncy, good head & eye shape, ears could be slightly lower, but head still has to develop, slightly loose in flews, good topline, & angulation, reasonable front, correct length of tail, moved well; 2 McDowell & Asher’s Granchester Imoulou, 8 months. Actually preferred this one’s head, nice eye & expression, unfortunately lost out on movement to 1; 3 Coles’ Gillandant Polar Express. JD (3,1) 1 G Imoulou; 2 G Polar Express. PGD (2) 1 James’ Kricarno Karrizzmatick, 2 years, pretty head, good eye colour & shape, moved quite well, kept his topline, lovely hook to tail. Beautifully presented; 2 Barnes’ Shanlimore Lucky Spirit, pleasant head, good pigment, correct eye, didn’t move as well as 1, needs time to mature. LD (5,1) 1 Downes’ Pyrpressure’s My American Dream at Belshammish, stood well, pleasant head, good expression, lovely depth of chest, strong back end, moved with pride. Beautifully presented; 2 Waters’ Sketrick Next Connexion, different type from winner, with some lovely qualities, liked his head, eyes with soft expression, I would have liked a bit more width in front, good topline but didn’t move as well as 1 today; 3 Absolom’s Fontenay Newton Wonder. OD (2) 1 Kenyon & Ward’s Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna, 2 years & 6 months. What an attractive boy, took command of the ring as soon as he stepped into it as he most certainly did later in the Group, where of course he had a much larger ring to show off his movement, with drive & elegance he won in style. My notes read, attractive masculine head, nice eyes & expression, good ear placement, the best front here today, strong bone & neat feet, again sadly lacking in a lot of our dogs, splendid topline, deep chest, moved with purpose & power, beautifully presented, finished the perfect picture. CC & BOB followed by winning G1; 2 Waters’ Marbore De Alba De Los Danzantes at Sketrick, another good dog, lovely head & true expression, a little longer cast than winner, beautifully presented, unlucky to come up against 1. RCC.

PB (3,1) 1 McDowell & Asher’s Granchester Chanson D’Amour, sweet bitch, feminine head, nicely shaped kind eye, good bone, angulation & topline, well balanced body for age, moved quite well, hopefully she will correct a slight problem in her movement. BP; 2 Murphy’s Desalazara Valencia, another nice puppy, feminine head, good expression, more long cast than winner, just needs time. JB & PGB (0). LB (1) 1 Downes’ Shanlimore Delta Lady at Belshammish, 2 years, pretty bitch, well off for bone, good strong pigment, correct ear placement, decent front & feet, a little short of coat, but moved with drive. RCC. OB (3,1) 1 Edwards’ Ch Giillandant Leyla via Shanlimore, 2 years 6 months. Beautiful bitch, could take her home with me, a little sluggish on the move today, but can’t deny her lovely virtues. Super pigment, almond eyes, good front, feet & level topline. Was very happy to award her the CC; 2 McDowell & Asher’s Sketrick Maggie May at Grantchester, another attractive bitch, good head, earset, eye & expression, pasterns a little weak, & topline needs to strengthen.