City of Birmingham Canine Association

Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, 1st September 2012. Judge: Mr Brian Kerrush (Micklam).

"Unfortunately, I derived little pleasure from this exercise, as the entry offered little quality in depth. I was presented with four bad mouths, many level toplines, poorly-constructed forehands resulting in wide front movement and the ever-present problem of close movement behind. When will breeders get down to sorting this out?"

Dog CC & BOB

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Marshall & Skitt's Deegandan Dughall

Eriksson's IntCh. Scottsbairn Hugh Of Ross

Heywood's Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke

Ray's Dentgate Sweet Symphony

Marshall & Skitt's Deegandan Dughall

Puppy Dog

1st: Marshall & Skitt's Deegandan Dughall

Very promising mustard baby enjoying his day. Best of heads, with good expression and deep, melting eyes, good length of neck on good shoulders. Correct topline and tail placement. Presented well, in good coat and moving without fault both ways. BP, DCC & BOB.

2nd: Hendrick's Etsill Quoy Dandy

Another promising mustard with much to like. Unlucky to meet the winner today, sharing many of his good features but not moving as well behind and lacking a little animation.

3rd: Jacka-Slater's Pennywave Lone Ranger
Res: Milliner's Xenon Z Roxburka Sun at Millerim

Junior Dog

1st: Deacon's Cassencarrie I Kid You Not

Smart-looking mustard, very workmanlike. Good head with powerful underjaw. Nice length and in the best of coats, but not moving particularly well in front.

2nd: Bird's Birbrinda Scottish Water

Another smart mustard with good head. Well-presented in good coat, just failing to the winner on hind action.

Limit Dog

1st: Shore's Swanwillow Clarion Call

Up to size mustard. Good head, melting expression, good length of neck leading to good shoulders. Nice length and topline, moved well both ways. Just lacking coat.

2nd: Hughes's Maganbar Magic Moment

Smaller than the winner but with good head and expression. Shorter than the winner and moving poorly behind.

3rd: Sleight's Cassencarrie Bobby Vee at Bonnybeck

Open Dog

1st: Eriksson's IntCh. Scottsbairn Hugh Of Ross

Very masculine pepper and very much the type I like. Great head and expression, good length of neck leading to perfect shoulders and classic topline. Moved well both ways. A little too dark for some and perhaps a little high in leg, Res CC.

2nd: Hunter's Etsill Scapa Flow

Smaller type than the winner, but very pleasing to look at. Smaller head with good expression, good conformation and topline, nice length of neck on good shoulders. Moved well in front but not behind.

3rd: Morris's Cassencarrie Rumour Has It at Pennywave

Good Citizen Dog 1st: Sleight's Cassencarrie Bobby Vee at Bonnybeck

Veteran Bitch

1st: Morris's Hendell Tassel at Pennywave

Good coated mustard with good head and expression. Moved well both ways and was enjoying her day out.

Junior Bitch

1st: Pierce & Baker's Birbrinda Calendar Girl

Well-presented happy mustard with good head and expression, fair length but needs to impress on the move.

Postgraduate Bitch

1st: Hamilton's Maganbar Amber Mist over Margham

Lacking leg hair and furnishings this very feminine mustard moved and showed well. Good expression and pleasing topline.

2nd: Shore's Swanwillow She's Hot

Mustard bitch with very nice head and expression but in need of a new jacket. I found her rather heavy in front and not moving as well as the winner.

3rd: Sleight's Cassencarrie Madelaina at Bonnybeck
Res: Marshall & Skitt's Dun Eideann Limited Edition

Limit Bitch

1st: Heywood's Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke

Beautiful feminine pepper bitch. Good head and expression, best of forehands, good toplione, moved both ways with drive and extension. Enjoyed her outing - BCC.

2nd: Marshall's Dun Eideann First Edition

Similar to the winner, but much more chunky and not moving as freely. Owner must pay more attention to her tendency to crouch.

3rd: Bird's Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda
Res: Hughes's Maganbar Apple Blossom

Open Bitch

1st: Ray's Dentgate Sweet Symphony

Solid and sound feminine mustard. Good head and expression, melting eyes, good forehand, moved well both ways. Lacked a littler sparkle today and would benefit from having some coat taken out. Res CC.

2nd: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect

Good coated and feminine mustard bitch. Good head and expression, good conformation and super topline. Just failed to winner in hind movement.

3rd: Eriksson's SwCh. Scottsbairn Royal Sybilla
Res: Morris's Pennywave Amaryllis
VHC: Rolland's Clossongrey Marshwiggle

Good Citizen Bitch

1st: Jarvis's Mosterlada Shooting Star

Very pretty mustard with good head and expression. Moved well but could do with a bit more sparkle.