This is the sixth time I have given CCs in the breed in the UK! I always enjoy this breed the open dog & bitch I was spoiled for choice, having said that so many different types impossible in this breed to get a line-up of five the same breed type, some heads not totally typical the PMD, head should not resemble a Newfie head! Some feeling the heat.

PD (4) 1 BP, Draper’s Desalazara Jerez, 10 month old, not surprised he appealed to me big fan of his sire & out of a ch bitch, well grown masculine pleasing head shape, good eye & pigment. Correct neck, deep chest & elbows tight to brisket. Excellent bone, shapely body & good quarters. Sound easy action, sure to continue to impress; 2 McDowell & Asher’s Granchester Imoulou, smaller made still looks his sex. Preferred head of winner, shapely body, good bone & has a look of quality, sound but not the freedom of movement of one, feeling the heat somewhat; 3 Hutchingson & Stanger’s Febus Lastous. JD (3) 1 D Jerez; 2 G Imoulou. PGD (2) 1 Wilcock’s Penellcy Guard Of Honour, his body shape & quarters gave him this class, quality male, like the breed type, his size, pleasing head, excellent bone & easy sound action; 2 Agar’s Pyrbern Blond Kiowa, again different in head type, longer cast & not the action of winner, good bone, straight front, pleasing quarters, moves OK. LD (3) 1 Waters’ Sketrick Next Connection, I am a big fan, gave him PG last time I judged the breed & shortlisted him in the group at Bath. Love the type, his head appeals, balanced & totally sound, having said that I have seen him move with more enthusiasm. It was an extremely hot day & he was one who suffered with the heat! Judging is about on the day, on form I would happily sign a CC for him, in my opinion champion quality; 2 Keith’s Shanlimore Let It Be for Beverlenn, quality, in spotless coat condition so much to like but needs more substance & I would like a little more forechest, sound easy action; 3 Smith & Flounder’s Brulola Spirt In The Sky for Lakamoni. OD (5) All present & not a bad one present (all different). 1 CC, BOB & G2, Kenyon & Ward’s Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna, so well named, was my Junior winner last time I judged, but boy o boy how he has matured. Young, just 2 but so lovely to look at & hands just flow over his body. In immaculate form but its on the move he comes into a class of his own! Light free easy ground covering action, in profile looks stunning. His 1st CC today after 7 RCCs I am told, certainly will not be his last, I might add he was handled to perfection, beat his sire today into the RCC spot (his third RCC from me); 2 RCC, Pollard’s Ch Gillandant Rockerfella, need I say any more the 3rd RCC from me, a most worthy champion (totally different from his son), absolutely sound but on the day lacking that freedom of movement, sending them both around together the youngster out moved him; 3 Baverstock’s Ch/Ir Ch Kalkasi In High Spirts.

PB (4) 1 Baverstock’s Kalkasi Magic Touch, quality baby, much to like, pleasing head, excellent pigment, correct neck, good bone, shapely body & sound easy action, shows much promise; 2 McDowell & Asher’s Grandchester Chanson D’Amour, totally different, deeper body & not quite the balance of winner, things to like but couldn’t match one on the move at this stage, they all develop differently, will be interesting to see her in 6 months. JB (4) 1 Sang’s Mizeka A Hint Of Gold, oh instantly appealed to me, love the size & sheer ring presence, interesting to see I gave her ch dam the CC last time I judged & she has produced a cracking youngster. Sure to make-up, I thought her just lovely & so good on the move; 2 Baverstock’s Mizeka A Touch Of Class with Kalkasi, sister to winner & just as good but different, must have been a lovely litter; 3 Holms’ Abstrax Blaze Of Glory for Lisjovia. PGB (6) 1 M A Hint Of Gold; 2 Holms’ Lisjovia Kiyonari, quality shapely bitch, different in breed type to winner but much to like. Sound; 3 M A Touch Of Class with K. LB (3) 1 Bayliss’ Gillandant Anastasia at Shireoak, lovely girl, liked the breed type, overall shape & balance, feminine head, excellent pigment, correct bite, good neck, straight front, excellent bone, super backline & very good quarters, sound light easy action. CC quality in my opinion. OB (8) All present, super class, the 5 in the line-up just lovely but not two the same. 1 CC, Pollard’s Ch Gillandant Sizzling Spice, her 4th I am told. Instantly was the one who caught my eye, so good to go over & when she moved her CC was never going to be an issue, such a lovely typical female Pyrenean, all the qualities you would expect in a champion & on top form, this heat didn’t bother her one bit; 2 RCC, her sister Edwards’ Ch Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore, looked a champion, wasn’t at all surprised to see her titled, totally different in type to her litter sister but lovely all the same; 3 Edwards’ Ch Zalute Zeona via Shanlimore. VB (2) 1 Flounders’ Sketrick Izzianette at Lakamoni, 8 year old, certainly didn’t look it but this breed like many others look their best at 6-7 plus. Love her breed type, head appealed, shapely body in lovely condition & sound action.