Driffield Agricultural Society

Wetherby Racecourse, 30th September 2017. Judge: Mrs Jackie Shore (Swanwillow).

My overall view of the breed today was lack of balance height to length, some being too long and not having the support of muscle and long rib cage, also narrow skulls without the required dome and lighter eyes which spoils that melting expression. On the plus side movement was generally good considering the conditions, temperament and coats were good.


Dog CC & BOB

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Deacon's Ch./Am GCh. Pennywise On The Road Again

Booth's Borderstone Kingman for Lannia

Buckley's German Dandies' Violetta

Sheppard's Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine

Sheppard's Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine

Puppy Dog 1st: Denham's Dentgate Mulberry
Pepper up to size, masculine head in correct proportions, broad skull strong jaw with good bite, low set fine ears, with gentle expression. Good topline and tailset covered in a crisp pepper coat, he moved soundly if a little unsure, but that will improve with experience.
2nd: Perry's Mishahda Nothing Compares at Pogleswood
Pepper, nicely balanced puppy, masculine head, good bite, head proportions correct with good stop and fine low set ears, dark eye. Strong neck, straight front and flowing topline. He moved well both ways, in between coats at the moment.
3rd: Bell's Reidswire Lord O'Liddesdale

Junior Dog 1st: Cavanagh's German Dandies' Zorro at Puddockswell
Pepper very much in the raw, but I liked him he is balanced, with a good topline, appealing head and expression, good bite, good in shoulder topline and tailset with straight front and good feet, although his nails could be shorter. He moved soundly with a jaunty gait, his owners should seek advice on presenting him better as he could be very smart.

Yearling Dog 1st: Cavanagh's German Dandies' Zorro at Puddockswell

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Watson's Dentgate Noel
Correct sized pepper, good head proportions, good bite, strong neck with deep chest stands straight in front with good feet. He's a little upright in shoulder and flatter in topline, covered in a good quality pepper coat he moved ok.

Limit Dog 1st: Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay
Mustard Upstanding dog who covered the ground well. Large masculine head, good bite, gentle expression with good topknot, in excellent crisp coat, in the challenge not the topline of the other two.
2nd: Drake's Tollcross Tartan Tavish
Good size pepper well balanced, skull could be stronger, good bite appealing expression, plenty of topknot and crisp coat, moved well behind a little wide in front.
3rd: Youngs's Inzievar The Goldsmith
Res: Rolland's Dandiroyal Diggory Delvet

Open Dog 1st: Deacon's Ch./Am GCh. Pennywise On The Road Again
Quality mustard with the most beautiful masculine head strongly made broad skull deep muzzle and big teeth, melting expression and low set ears covered in a silky topknot. Deep in chest and well ribbed he has a flowing topline and tailset, Lovely clear mustard coat, he moved out well with attitude and a presence you can't ignore. CC & BOB.
2nd: Booth's Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
Pepper one I have judged before as a puppy and he has come on well, of good size, good bite, kind expression his skull could be broader and more topknot would finish the head, fine ears. Straight in front with strong neck and good topline, moved very well, in short coat is correct colour and texture. RDCC.
3rd: Kurg's Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill

Good Citizenship Dog 1st: Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Sleight's Mishahda Where It All Began
Good sized pepper, nicelybalanced, lovely feminine head, good bite, deep stop and domed skull. Well furnishedtopknot for age. She has a good front and neat round feet, strong neck and good topline,moved out very well with an easy gait. Coat not at its best today but that will come.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Sheppard's Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine
Litter sister to my PD winner, a quality puppy correct size and balanced, lovely feminine head strong skull with good bite and depth of muzzle. Strong neck with good shoulders and flowing topline and tailset. Good angulated hind quarters, moving very well. Correct coat and topknot, just don't let the trimming become too Bichon like. RBCC & B Puppy.

Yearling Bitch 1st: Rolland's Dandiroyal Sophie
Small nicely balanced feminine bitch, domed head, good bite and gentle expression, stands well on good legs and feet, flowing topline and tailset, moving well both ways in good textured coat, still very immature.

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Rolland's Dandiroyal Sophie
2nd: Drake's Tollcross Thistledown
Very typical, well balanced lovely head, good bite, straight front and good feet, inbetween coats at the moment, moved well both ways.
3rd: Watson's Alltallach Early Snow Drop at Hainingloch

Limit Bitch 1st: Buckley's German Dandies' Violetta
Mustard, one I judged as a puppy and she has really come on. Well balanced height to length, feminine head with good mouth and depth of muzzle, hazel eye and low set ears covered in a silky topknot. Strong neck set into good shoulders, straight front and well padded feet, flowing topline well ribbed back, well muscled and fit she moves very well. Well presented mustard coat. Pleased to award her the CC.
2nd: Youngs's Dentgate Opal
Pretty pepper, feminine head and expression typical topline wellribbed back correct tailset, moving well both ways. Straight front and good feet. Not in her best coat today.