Crufts 2010

NEC Birmingham, 12th March 2010. Judge: Mr Paul Eardley.

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"Thank you to the Crufts committee for the invitation to judge Dandie Dinmonts. It was an appointment that I was very much looking forward to and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you also to the exhibitors for a lovely entry and how exciting to see so many overseas dogs present which really made for hot competition in the open classes. "Open dog in particular was just a sight to behold and must be one of the best classes of Dandie Dinmonts there has ever been. It is certainly the best class of Dandies I have ever judged. "Generally, I felt that heads could do with some improvement. Too many were long in the foreface. Fronts too were a problem and this surprised me as so often with the Dandie it is the rear which has presented the challenges. Overall, coats good with enough crisp coats for me not to be concerned. Presentation varied quite a lot. There were enough with correct proportions and the lovely Dandie outline. As always there were some that flattened a little in topline and some that were just too exagerated over the loin."

 

Dog CC & BOB

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Francis, Wolfskill & Greenway's Am/Aust Ch. Jollygaze Time Lord

Deacon's Ch/Am Ch. Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie

De Bakker's NL Ch. Waltzing Mathilda of Coquet Water

Chapman-King, Eriksson & Buist's Inzievar Gold Touch

Chapman-King, Eriksson & Buist's Inzievar Gold Touch

Winners photo

Veteran Dog 1st: Mannia's Finloren The Lion In Winter at Kirskill
Nicely presented mustard dog. Good to see him again, well handled and looking really well. Moved well behind, not so good in front. Touch long in the foreface. Good outline.
Finloren The Lion In Winter at Kirskill
2nd: Hows's Kuddlemee Gershwin
More compact dog, beautifully headed with correct head proportions, good crisp coat. Not as free moving as 1.
Kuddlemee Gershwin
3rd: Milliner's Zanneus Zachary of Millerim
Not as good a coat as the first two and a bit sluggish, but certainly not disgraced.
Zanneus Zachary of Millerim

Special Puppy Dog 1st: Hunter's Etsill Scapa Flow
Nicely grown youngster, super head with correct stop. Was flattening a bit in topline and a bit reluctant to go but a nice type and promising. Perked up a bit when he challenged the puppy bitch for BP.
Etsill Scapa Flow

Special Junior Dog 1st: Jacka-Slater's Cassencarrie Robbie Burns
Nice mustard dog, lovely outline both standing and moving, well presented. A touch long in foreface, front not his fortune but shows promise.
Cassencarrie Robbie Burns
2nd: Gaffney's Norfolkhaven Tigers Eye
Nice type of youngster with a glorious head. OK in front, a touch flat in topline.
Norfolkhaven Tigers Eye

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Riach's Puddockswell Gilded Imp
Liked the head, outline and coat on this one. Was a touch sluggish but movement up and back was good. Won the class as he was typy.
Puddockswell Gilded Imp
2nd: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Handsome Hector
Really stylish young man, a touch longer but presents a good outline. Profile movement really fluid but not as good up and back as 1.
Puddockswell Handsome Hector
3rd: Keevil & Bullock's Yazga Love The One You're With
Young dog in good condition, lovely crisp coat. Just a touch long in foreface and was flattening a little in profile.
Yazga Love The One You're With
Res: Kania-Huebner & Huebner's Yazga Shining Light Yazga Shining Light
VHC: Culverhouse's Cassencarrie Gandalf at Lykath Cassencarrie Gandalf
Brain's Avonview Bein Bhreac Avonview Bein Bhreac
Hansford's Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad
Miller's Puddockswell Moon Shadow at Dryfevalley Puddockswell Moon Shadow at Dryfevalley
Skitt's Ibolya-Kozi Popey at Deegandan Ibolya-Kozi Popey at Deegandan
Skitt & Jones's Vistca Vincent Vistca Vincent

Limit Dog 1st: Hulme's Vistca Vian of Hendell
Beautiful type of male, stunning head with absolute melting expression and liquid eye. Coat still coming through but crisp enough. Is perhaps a touch exaggerated over the loin but that really is nit picking. Nice, sound moving dog, he is quality all through and is of clear ch. grading. We shall hear more from him.
Vistca Vian of Hendell
2nd: Denham's Scottsbairn Duke Of Ross
Really liked this dog - masculine, and immediately takes your eye upon examination. Nice outline, really good movement, presentation was excellent, condition of his coat was first class. Just a touch long in foreface and a bit proud of his tail but is still a top quality dog capable of doing some top winning.
Scottsbairn Duke Of Ross
3rd: Corless's Dengold Enterprise
Not disgraced to stand third behind the two above. Nicely presented and handled. Is a bigger sort but typy.
Dengold Enterprise
Res: Smethurst's Dawsholm Dapper Davoc Dawsholm Dapper Davoc
VHC: Cooper's Margham Feather Duster Margham Feather Duster
Clark's Saredon Rainman Saredon Rainman
Hughes's Margham Go For Gold with Maganbar Margham Go For Gold with Maganbar
Osbourne's Puddockswell Amber Melody for Braego Puddockswell Amber Melody for Braego

Open Dog 1st: Francis, Wolfskill & Greenway's Am/Aust Ch. Jollygaze Time Lord
Absolutely stunning mustard dog who had my attention as soon as he entered the ring as he has sheer ring presence, presents a perfect outline with absolutely beautiful neck and shoulders which give him the stamp of quality. On the table stood up perfectly to examination as he is a lovely headed boy, the topline is absolutely spot on, beautifully fronted & his rear angulation and tailset are perfect. Moves around the ring holding his correct outline at all times with style and purpose, and his profile movement is absolutely eyecatching. He moves really true in front with some decent reach. He is clearly a big ring dog, and I was delighted to see him take G2 where he had many admirers. Is certainly one of the best Dandies I have ever judged. CC & BOB.
Jollygaze Time Lord
2nd: Deacon's Ch/Am Ch. Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie
To put a dog of this quality second shows how strong this class was. Super outline, lovely headed boy, excellent show temperament, in lovely condition with correct crisp coat which was a lovely mustard colour. Has an absolutely first class rear which is so difficult to get on a Dandie. RCC.
Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie
3rd: Johnston & Macbeth's Am/Can Ch. Gateway Sparks of Glahms
Completed a stunning trio. In fact any of the first four in this class would have won a CC in most other competitions. Loved his head, really good front, good rear, good tailset, nice coat, beautiful trim. Held his outline well on the move. Just tended to flatten in stance, but that really is nit picking when writing about a dog of this quality.
Gateway Sparks of Glahms
Res: Carter's Cassencarrie James Blonde Cassencarrie James Blonde
VHC: Cadwallader's Bettymac Sun Samba Bettymac Sun Samba
De Bakker's NL Ch. Song For Guy of Coquet Water Song For Guy of Coquet Water
Hamilton's Margham Moon Duster Margham Moon Duster
Hows & Winch's Mishahda Rhapsody In Blue Mishahda Rhapsody In Blue
Morrice's Shonillian Dandilly Digby Shonillian Dandilly Digby
Clark's Saredon Rainman Saredon Rainman

Good Citizenship Dog 1st: Gaffney's Norfolkhaven Tigers Eye Norfolkhaven Tigers Eye

Veteran Bitch 1st: Bromley's Ch. Mishahda Cinnamon Crumble
Nice to see this one, an old favourite of mine who has previously had a RCC from me. Still looks well, well presented, pretty head, good outline and proportions. Moved OK.
Mishahda Cinnamon Crumble
2nd: Bailey's Stinchcombe Love In The Mist
Not in her best bib and tucker, but owner told me she had recently had a false pregnancy, so unfair to criticise.
Stinchcombe Love In The Mist

Special Puppy Bitch 1st: Chapman-King, Eriksson & Buist's Inzievar Gold Touch
Absolutely lovely type of bitch, really pretty head, lovely neck and shoulders. Perfect outline which she held in stance an on the move. Liked her attitude. A little short of coat, but she had absolutely nothing to hide and is already knocking on the door for CCs. Certainly one to watch. RCC & BP.
Inzievar Gold Touch
2nd: Harrington's Venord Windcharm
Good temperament. With a little more judicious trimming could be made to look even better. Nice to go over, moved OK, good attitude.
Venord Windcharm
3rd: Hunter's Etsill Inganess Bay
Another with good attitude, Head a touch plainer than the two above her. Good proportions, moved OK.
Etsill Inganess Bay
Res: Bird's Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda
VHC: Miller's Etsill Northern Lights at Dryfevalley Etsill Northern Lights at Dryfevalley
Chapman's Venord Windchime for Lozazza Venord Windchime for Lozazza
Skitt's Dawsholm Cantily Ciara Dawsholm Cantily Ciara

Special Junior Bitch 1st: Morris's Pennywave Amaryllis
Really pretty young girl, has had an exciting puppy career and I suspect will go on to do very well. Was just a bit in between at the moment. She stood up well to examination and moved well. Good rear. With a little more maturity will certainly be one to watch.
Pennywave Amaryllis
2nd: Bird's Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda
Looks the part, nice outline, pretty head. Was a bit sluggish against 1.
Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Fry's Dentgate Confetti
Won this class with a bit to spare. Absolutely lovely type, just kept taking my eye whenever I looked at her. Moved a touch sluggishly but apart from that really liked her.
Dentgate Confetti
2nd: Osbourne's Pitfirrane Silver Lady of Braego
Good outline, good length of body. Nowhere near as good up and back as 1.
Pitfirrane Silver Lady of Braego
3rd: Hunter's Puddockswell Hootin Annie at Etsill
Nice up and back, nice coat. A bit flat in topline.
Puddockswell Hootin Annie at Etsill
Res: Heywood's Schalulleke Clara Jones Schalulleke Clara Jones
VHC: Brookes's Berdinbrook Pandora Berdinbrook Pandora
Milliner's Millerim Rubis Jeudi Millerim Rubis Jeudi
Smith's Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy

Limit Bitch 1st: France's Torbrae Daisy Dreamin
Type and outline lovely. Couldn't help but notice her on first examination. Really good head, excellent proportions. Is a bit head strong and possibly carrying a couple of pounds too much weight which pegged her in the challenge, but a quality bitch who is quite capable of gaining her title.
Torbrae Daisy Dreamin
2nd: Danks's Dawsholm Cantily Kate
Absolutely sound with lovely attitude and kept taking my eye every time I went back to her. More workmanlike than 1 but really useful sort. Clearly capable of doing some winning.
Dawsholm Cantily Kate
3rd: Tinsley's Cloverwood Razzberry Ice
When I first looked at the class I thought this one would be my winner. Absolutely bang on for type with the most beautiful melting expression, lovely outline and proportions. Unfortunately was not cooperating which pegged her. Another quite capable of gaining her title.
Cloverwood Razzberry Ice
Res: Morris's Hendell Tassel at Pennywave Hendell Tassel at Pennywave
VHC: Corless's Hendell Cassiopeia at Dengold Hendell Cassiopeia at Dengold
Milliner's Dengold Gypsy Moth at Millerim Dengold Gypsy Moth at Millerim
Weatherstone's Schalulleke Blueprint for Borderstone Schalulleke Blueprint for Borderstone

Open Bitch 1st: De Bakker's NL Ch. Waltzing Mathilda of Coquet Water
Really pretty and very much the finished article. Top quality bitch who came in to the ring meaning business. Stunning head, lovely neck, shoulders and front with beautifully presented and correct pepper coat. Is a touch exaggerated over the loin but again that is nit picking. Lovely fluid profile movement. In fabulous condition and handled to get the very best out of her. She and the BOB made a quality pair when it came to the challenge. CC.
Waltzing Mathilda of Coquet Water
2nd: Hastrup Holm's Dk/Lux Ch. Fairmac Janina De Fleur
Really liked the outline and proportions of this young lady, both standing and moving. Not quite as glamorous as I pushed her hard. When she came back to challenge for the RCC, decided to play the owner up. She is real quality and certainly capable of adding titles to the one she already has.
Fairmac Janina De Fleur
3rd: Cameron's Ch. Inzievar Silver Bonnet
A bitch to whom I have previously awarded a CC. Looked a touch masculine against the others. Absolutely sound as a bell up back and round. Does have this tendency to be a bit uncooperative and unfortunately decided that it was one of those days.
Inzievar Silver Bonnet
Res: Karlsson's Fairmac Kiss Of Passion Fairmac Kiss Of Passion
VHC: Jarvis's Mosterlada Shooting Star Mosterlada Shooting Star
Cox-Purcell's Int Ch. Puddockswell Cloud Howe Puddockswell Cloud Howe
Mannia's Ch. Wazzly Persephone at Kirskill Wazzly Persephone at Kirskill

Good Citizenship Bitch 1st: Jarvis's Mosterlada Shooting Star
Placed fifth in the hotly contested open class. Nice mustard bitch in good coat. Was just a bit sluggish but is quality.
Mosterlada Shooting Star
2nd: Bailey's Stinchcombe Love In The Mist Stinchcombe Love In The Mist