SDDTC Open Show

Cricklade Village Hall, 15th April 2018. Judge: Mrs Cynthia Ray (Applethwaite).

I was honoured to be asked to judge our fabulous breed at the Annual Open Show at Cricklade. It was an ideal venue and I was delighted with the entry of 48. It was great to see juniors taking part – they were a credit. Standard was good on the whole, with few dubious mouths and coats were generally in good condition.

 

Best Dog & BIS Edwards's Cloverwood Midnight Blue
Reserve Best Dog Harcourt-Morris's Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt
Best Bitch France's Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae
Reserve Best Bitch Jacka-Slater's Cloverwood Duchess May
Best Puppy France's Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae
Best Veteran Deacon's Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave

Minor Puppy Dog 1st: Tinsley's Cloverwood Non Negotiable
A cheerful youngster well presented and in good coat. Mouth still coming in. Moved well with good top line and tail set. RBPS.

Junior Dog 1st: Tinsley's Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood
Strong head and lovely neckline. Moved out well showing good top line. Good coat and lovely expression.
2nd: Rayner's Reidswire Border Battlecry to Rubegud
Good head and dark eye. Moved well but preferred top line of 1).

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Brown's Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
Pepper with a lovely head and dark eye. Strong neck and shoulders with good ribbing and length. Moved well.
2nd: Fear's Barely Legal Coconut Caramel at Ceilmear
Mustard who stood and moved well. Not as long as 1) but had a good length of neck.

Limit Dog 1st: Harcourt-Morris's Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt
Still a youngster but showing lots of promise. Good head and shoulders and showing a good top line when moving. Shown in good coat and condition. RBD.
2nd: Youngs's Inzievar The Goldsmith
Well presented mustard shown in good coat. More mature than 1 but didn’t move as well on the day.
3rd: Drake's Tollcross Tartan Tavish

Open Dog 1st: Edwards's Cloverwood Midnight Blue
Well presented pepper who moved smartly and with drive. Good strong head and dark eye with that typical Dandie expression. Showed good length and top line with correct tail set. Loved him! BD & BIS.
2nd: Booth's Ch. Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
Another pepper presented well with a lovey dark eye. Close to 1 but just preferred the top line and movement of 1).
3rd: Milliner's Ire Ch. Xenon z Roxburku Sun at Millerim

Veteran Dog 1st: Keevil-Bullock & Keevil's Yazga Love The One You're With
Good head and dark eye. Moved well round the ring and seemed to be enjoying himself.

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Allenby's Wilmit Mildred Potter
A really smart baby who was managed so well by her young handler. Good head with lovely eye. Coat still coming in. Shows lots of promise.

Puppy Bitch 1st: France's Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae
At not yet 1 year old a mature youngster with a lovely head, dark eye and fine ears. Shoulders correctly placed allowing powerful movement. Lovely flowing top line and correct tail set. As sound as a pound! BP, BB & RBIS.
2nd: Bainbridge's Ceilmear's White Star Beauty
Smaller than 1) but with lots going for her. Lovely dark eye and expression. Moved with drive showing a good top line and tail set.
3rd: Fear's Ceilmear's Total Chancer
Res: Brown's Henrietta Harris ze Zihelske Zahrady
VHC: Throup's Aksiom Eva Captiva

Junior Bitch 1st: Poole's Reidswire Border Bluebell
Smart pepper who moved well both ways. Good crisp coat but carried her tail a little high.

Novice Bitch 1st: Allenby's Wilmit Mildred Potter
2nd: Black's Mishahda Blackberry Kiss
Showed well with good length and top line. Moved round the ring with drive.
3rd: Johnson & Stanford's Incantocani Florenza

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: McGuinness's Siwop Secret Wish
Lovely strong head with good dark eye and typical expression. Good length and moved with drive. Well presented and in good coat.
2nd: Keevil & Bullock's Yazga Turbulent Indigo
As her name suggests - a sweet but lively lady! In good coat and obviously enjoying her day.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Sophie

Limit Bitch 1st: Youngs's Dentgate Opal
Good strong head with lovely dark eye and fine ears. Well placed shoulders and good length of rib. Moved well and showed good top line.
2nd: Bell's Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter
Good head, dark eye and showed a good top line when moving. Just preferred movement of 1).
3rd: Tinsley's Cloverwood Yours Truly

Open Bitch 1st: Jacka-Slater's Cloverwood Duchess May
Well presented happy mustard. Good head and lovely dark eye. Moved out well and showed correct top line. RBB.
2nd: Harcourt-Morris's Dainty Dandies Royal Dutch Emma Lenacourt
Smaller than 1) but had a little more length than 1. I preferred the movement of 1) on the day.
3rd: Throup's Cassencarrie Cleo Rose
Res: Garratt's Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star

Veteran Bitch 1st: Deacon's Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave
A smart pepper of 9 years. Moved well round the ring showing a good top line. Well presented and still looks the part.
2nd: Bell's Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence from Reidswire
Lovely crisp coat. Good movement round the ring and showed well.
3rd: Milliner's Millerim Rubis Jeudi
Res: Bird's Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda