Paignton Champ SHow 2019

Judge  Noel Melling

Thank you to the Committee and Officers for inviting me to judge as this popular show. The weather was kind to us, and the tentage and rings were well laid out with space both inside and outside to assess my two breeds. Quite a low entry as seems to be the norm currently. Unfortunately, further depleted by some absentees on the day. Thanks to all exhibitors for making the journey to the West Country, some travelling, quite considerable distances. Dogs on the day were a variety of style and type. 
PD (2)
1 Jones’ Lisjovia A Sky Full Of Stars. Nice young dog, good head, eyes and ears, well pigmented, good fill under the eyes, would prefer slightly less stop, but ok. Well angulated, front and rear, good topline held on the move, tail set on well, good plume and has the ‘crook’. Moved ok, a little loose at the front but may tighten with maturity, in good coat, well presented. BP.
2 Shepherd’s Viskalys Hazuki Del Avantgarde (Imp) (AI). Good head with correct amount of stop, nicely pigmented, good eye, well shaped and positioned, needs to fill under eyes, but ok, nice angles front and rear, moved well, loose in front, may tighten with age, showed well. 
PGD (2)
1 Stratton-Baldwin’s Kricarno Kinetic. Of good size with ample bone and good feet, well angulated rear, good skull shape and ratios, has good pigment, ears set correctly, dark eye, rounder than I prefer and carrying a little too much stop, moved ok both coming and going, a little loose at the front.
2 Wells’ Sketrick Patou. Another dog of good size, good head and skull with nice moderate stop, good ear set, good eye shape and colour, a little loose in flews, a little narrow at the front on the move and whilst standing, good feet, nicely angulated rear, good topline maintained on the move. 
LD (4)
1 Waters’ Zagel De Alba De Los Dazantes With Sketrick. Tall, elegant dog of good size, excellent head and skull with good skull to muzzle ratio, lovely dark tight eyes, nicely shaped and set correctly giving lovely expression and the Pyrenean ‘look’. Correct stop and nice occiput, good topline, deep chest and good loins, moderately angulated front and rear, not in full coat unfortunately, good bone and feet, good pigment and nice tight lips, tail set on well, of good length, carrying the crook. Moved well both coming and going. CC and RBOB.
2 Downes’ Belshanmish Orange Crush. Another quality dog, not as tall as first but still has a certain elegance, nice head and skull, correct stop with nice eyes and expression, ears set on well, deep chest, good bone and feet, nice topline, good tail set and carriage, moved ok both coming and going.
3 Dearman’s Shiresoak Nanook At Pyrekees. 
OD (5, 1)
1 Nagrecha & Mattison-Sandstrom’s Ch Viskalys My Way Or No Way (Imp Swe). A nice looking dog with beautiful profile, presented in top class order, good head, nice dark tight eyes, ears of correct type set on well, well angulated front and rear with good depth to chest, good tail set and length with a good plume, in good coat, good bone and feet, moved ok both coming and going. RCC.
2 Downes’ Ch Rivergroves All The Right Moves At Belshamish (Imp USA). Another attractive dog presented well. Good head, muzzle to skull ratios good, nice eyes in set and shape, ears set on well, good pigment and pleasing expression, good topline with good tail set, carriage and plume, good feet and bone, good depth to chest, nicely angulated throughout. A little out of coat, moved ok both to and from.
3 Meakins’ Noah Du Val Pyrene (Imp Fra).
 PGB (1)
1 Garrett’s Febus Jumiliac (AI). 19 mth old bitch of good proportions, good head, well proportioned and correct skull to muzzle ratio, nice well shaped dark eye, good ear placement with nice expression, good pigment, nice chest and loins, good bone and feet, has nice topline held on the move, good tail set and carriage, nice length with good plume, nice angulation throughout, sound front and rear, moved out well covering the ground effortlessly, well presented and handled in good coat. One to watch in the future. RBCC. 
LB (3, 1)
1 Downes’ Febus Fleurac (AI). Nice bitch with good head, dark amber eyes of good shape and placement, nice stop, good ear set, has excellent pigment and nice expression, good topline maintained on the move, nice bone and feet, well angulated, front and rear, good depth of chest, in good coat, moved well, sound front and rear, another very promising bitch, well presented.
2 Tadd & Horwood’s Kricarno Krystal Kopy Kat. Presented in good order with good head, eye, ears and pigment. Nice bone and feet, has a nice topline and nice profile, good depth of chest, well angulated, moved ok but not quite the movement of first. A little loose at the front, in good coat. Well handled. 
OB (6, 2)
1 Waters’ Hemalux Opifex Immanis With Sketrick (Imp). Lovely bitch of good size and proportions, good length of leg with good bone and feet, elegant blaireau with excellent head qualities, good eyes of correct shape, dark amber in colour, ears set on well, nice skull and muzzle, good fill below eyes, excellent pigment and lovely expression, good topline and outline, nice depth of chest, good tail set and carriage, has the crook. Well angulated front and rear, in good coat, well presented, moved well covering the ground effortlessly, maintaining topline throughout, sound front and rear. BCC and BOB.
2 Thorne’s Ch Belshanmish Oretty In Pink At Pyrajay ShCM. Another quality bitch, not quite the height of first, presented in immaculate condition, not quite the head and skull of first but still good and pleasing throughout, nice dark amber eye and good pigment, good ear set, nice in profile, good angulation both front and rear, nice depth of chest with good bone and feet, in full coat with nice tail set and carriage, moved out well, sound both to and from. Well handled.
3 Asher’s Granchester Saphire.