The North of England Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club held an open show where BIS was Ch Cheribere Simply Special at Chezanna; RBIS, Fr/Sw Ch Vi'Skaly's Harry Honda at Kington; BP, Bursville Summer Zizana with Zalute; & BOS, Granchester Sparkling Gem.

A lovely show to judge with some promising puppies & quality in depth throughout.

VD 1 Thorne's Alchazandis Rupert Bear at Pyrajay, 8 years old, in lovely condition, excellent mouth & pigment, rather prominent over brow. Good front & quarters with good topline & overall balance, moved true.
MPD 1 Ford's Montimur No More Mr Nice Guy, alone but very nice type. Promising head & dark eye, in excellent coat with good width all through & moved well.
JD 1 Holmes' Lisjovia Slick As A Whistle, well balanced youngster with good harsh coat. Darkly pigmented with good head & front, well defined withers, good depth of chest. Cuts up a little sharply but is still young. Very good quarters & moved with drive on tight feet; 2 McDowell's Granchester Imoulou, tall rangy boy with good head & very well boned. Needs to fill his frame & tighten in topline. One unpigmented third eyelid. Moved with drive. Excellent tail carriage.
PGD 1 L Slick As A Whistle.
LD 1 Wilcock's Penellcy Guard Of Honour, well put together with deep well sprung ribs, good bone & feet, broad loin & second thigh with correct bend of stifle. Scored in neck, shoulder & wither, in good coat & moved out freely; 2 Greenfield's Gillandant Shakeelah, lovely head, good wedge & pigment, good topline & width of second thigh. Just didn't stride out here which cost him the class. However moved true with excellent bone & feet.
OD (5,1) A super class of high quality males. 1 Kenyon & Ward's Ch Cheribere Simply Special at Chezanna, upstanding dog of great presence, in immaculate condition. Masculine wedge head, almond eye & arched muscular neck, clean wither, deep chest, firm topline & quarters giving plenty of drive. BD, BIS; 2 Savage's Fr/Sw Ch Vi'skaly's Harry Honda at Kington, different type but equally commanding. Excellent head & ear, dark expressive eye. Well laid shoulder with neck flowing smoothly into wither. He excels in front & elbow placement, lovely outline & moved soundly. RBD, RBIS; 3 Pollard's Ch Gillandant Rockafella.

VB (1) 1 Greenfield's Ch Gillandant Crystal Fantasy, lovely 8 years old, elegant outline with pleasing outline, attractive head, dark almond eye, good depth of chest & moderate angulation, moved out easily with correct tail carriage.
MPB (4) All littermates with little to choose between chem. 1 Kenyon & Ward's Montimur Sweet Emotion at Chezanna, the most 'together' of the four. Darkly pigmented, ears rather high at times. Good forehand & depth of chest, well ribbed back, good quarters & bend of hock, moved OK; 2 Ford's Montimur Iris Of The Storm, close up to 1. Lovely head & eye, well laid shoulder, firm topline, broad croup. Hocks could be more defined but excelled in front & moved true; 3 Ford's Montimur Use Your Illusion. PB (4) Difficult class of varying types. 1 Dunk's Bursville Summer Zizana with Zalute, most attractive bitch, lovely head with blaireau markings. Dark eye & well proportioned head, just needing to fill in a little under the eye. Well angled with tight feet, good body & bone. Well placed elbows & pasterns, moved very well. BP; 2 Thorne's Belshanmish Sweet Child Of Mine at Penellcy, taller, elegant girl. Beautiful mover. I would have liked two first cards here. Super outline & overall construction, well angulated & was enjoying herself tremendously. Really liked her; 3 Edwards' Bursville Summer Fleur via Shanlimore. JB 1 B Summer Zizana with Zalute; 2 B Summer Fleur Via Shanlimore; 3 Baverstock's Kalkasi Dream Chaser. NB 1 B Summer Fleur Via Shanlimore, most attractive youngster. Thought my winner in PB but very loose in elbow at present. Very well made in every other aspect & has plenty of time; 2 Wilcock's Montimur Sweet Child Of Mine at Penellcy, reserve in MPB. Well named baby, little to criticise, just harder to assess as she was a little fidgety & pulled sideways on the move.
MB (1) 1 M Sweet Child Of Mine at P.
PGB (3) 1 Holmes' Abstrax Blaze Of Glory for Lisjovia, lovely first impression, strong but feminine, put down to the minute. Well bodied with strong nicely angulated quarters. A bit low on front & over withers which showed up on the move. Went freely on good tight feet; 2 Ford's Lisjovia Whistling Dixie for Montimur, close up, nice head & almond eye, good neck & wither, firm topline, broad croup & bend of stifle. Well balanced all through & moved freely; 3 B Summer Zizana with Z.
LB (1) 1 McDowell's Granchester Sapphire, soundly made bitch, good head, dark eye, neck well set onto shoulders, straight front, well boned with enough substance. Excellent hind movement, correct angulation & tailset; 2 Bryan's Rosemere Xana, close up, correct wedge shape to head. Good front & depth of chest, well ribbed back. A little straight in hock but went very soundly; 3 Sang's Mizeka A Hint Of Gold.
OB (5,1) 1 McDowell's Granchester Sparkling Gem, high quality bitch, stood foursquare, good head with tight lips, good forehand, excellent shoulder & elbow placement, firm topline, sloping croup to well carried tail. Good depth & spring of rib, so sound & moved accordingly. BB; 2 Edwards' Ch Gillandant Leyla via Shanlimore, beautifully presented, super head (if a bit deep in muzzle), front & elbow placement. Excellent shoulder & spring of rib. Stood somewhat straight in hock but went very soundly both ways. RBB; 3 Baverstock's Ir Ch Kalkasi High Expectations.