The first Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breeds Championship Dog Show took place on March 26.  The judge originally invited was Liz Cartledge who is very highly respected as one of the UK top dog judges.  She has previously been approved by The Kennel Club UK to award Challenge Certificates to most of our breeds here and judge all groups at Championship level and also to judge Best in Show.  She has judged in Barbados on several occasions and also all over the world. I do have a lot of respect for Liz Cartledge, she knows the breeds, is very polite to exhibitors and writes a very honest critique.

When she was unable to keep the judging assignment, the Barbados Kennel Club replaced her with Jenny Miller who at this current time, according to The Kennel Club UK’s web site, is approved to judge the Gundog Group at Championship level and regarding the dogs she judged here, Jenny Miller was previously approved by The Kennel Club, UK,  to award Challenge Certificates to the Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Irish Setter and the German Shepherd.

Not yet five years and this judge arrives again!!!!!

It is easy to go to Shows on this site and also see what top judges said on the same dogs Jenny Miller  has written critiques on. And, of course, other judges critiques will follow,. If they are here for the first time and are regarded as honourable judges it will be interesting to read their critiques and compare their critiques.

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

The show had several visiting photographers  belonging to The Barbados Photographic Society. This is a club that I also belong to. That club’s committee tries to find a different venue for photographers to come out to each month, it could be the Gold Cup horse racing, a busy day in Oistins and a dog show would have been new for the photographers who did come out. This was a one time ever visit I believe for most of them but their presence could have accounted for an apparent increase in spectators to the show.

My friend Franz Phillips was there and I also have photos from Floyd Blackett, a professional USA photographer, who was one of my house guests at the time of the show. I have permission from both of them to use their photographs.

Only 57  dogs entered the show ring (excluding variety classes).

And to compare the individual breed numbers which showed under Jennifer Miller in 2012 is interesting.

In 2012, 3 breeds showed in the Toy Group, only 1 breed showed in March, 2017 and only 1 entry.

In the Terrier Group in 2012, there were 2 breeds,  in 2017 only 1 breed showed and only 1 entry.

The Gundog and Utility groups remained at 4 breeds  each.

The Hound group went down from 3 breeds in 2012 to 1 breed in 2017.

The  most significant drop in breeds came from the Working Group. In 2012 there were 8 breeds (and sometimes this group has had as many as 11 different breeds lined up for group judging). In 2017, Jennifer Miller only had 4 dogs/breeds  in the ring for the Working Group judging.

Shiba Inu and Boxer go BIS and RBIS

I am not saying that this judge was the cause of the lack of breeds entering the show ring but it suggests that people in Barbados might import and own and breed  all kinds of breeds here but not be bothered in entering and supporting The Barbados Kennel Club’s dog shows.

Below is Jenny Miller’s critique of the  dogs she judged:

Staffordshire Bull Terrier at dog show in Barbados

Staffordshire Bull Terrier at a dog show in Barbados, March 2017

TERRIER GROUP

STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER

OPEN BITCH

1st – MR. W.A. WELCH’S DEVILS AND FAIRIES QUICK SILVER ( IMP) – 1ST AND CC BOB GROUP WINNER, very well built 2 year old dark brindle bitch in lovely coat and condition, good size and weight, feminine well constructed head, dark eyes and well set ears. Good neck to shoulders, firm topline to nice pump tail. Well angled both end, enough bone and good tight feet. Brisk sound mover, was moved too fast at first but settled to correct gait, worthy CC, should have a bright future.

TOY GROUP

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL

OPEN DOG

1st – MRS. G. SEALE’S EMBEE HIGHLAND MAGIC (IMP) – 1ST CC BOB GROUP WINNER, smart outline and balance to this black and tan 2 year old male. Super head flat skull, well set on ears nice feathers, large round dark expressive eyes, good neck to shoulder and firm backline and well carried wagging tail.  Well bodied and ribbed, boned legs of correct length good feet. Coat presentation was a little fluffy just needs some conditioning and flattening before a show but was nice and clean. Handler had difficulties but settled him into a sound free happy stride.  Should do well with slightly better presentation

GUNDOG GROUP

GOLDEN RETRIEVER DOGS

OPEN

1st – MRS. L. HUSBANDS’ SH.CH HOLDERS SAPPHIRE SKY – CC BD BOB BEST L/B, nice size and correct balance to this well coated and feathered boy of which I preferred his outline and balance. Correct head shape, nice stop dark almond eyes, well pigmentated, good use of ears.  Good front and rear angles, bodied with depth and well sprung ribs, good muscle tone. Nicely presented coat of good colour. Straight well boned legs, tight feet, moved out well, little close behind but sound, very good side stride, happy tail.

2nd – MRS. J. RAY’S SH.CH FENWOOD LOUIS VUITTON OF THATCHERS (IMP) – RCC, lovely character to this good looking 7 year old.  Masculine head but slightly narrower than my winner, good eye colour and pigmentation, good use of his ears.  Presented well in paler coat with nice feathering over a good body  correctly angulated front and rear, level back well sprung ribs little longer in loin slightly spoilt his balance and outline. Nicely boned straight legs, feet could be tighter. Moved out soundly but not the drive and stride of 1.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER BITCHES

OPEN

1st – MRS. L. HUSBANDS AND MRS. J. RAY’S SH.CH ANGELUPARKS HEAVEN’S GIFT TO THATCHER (IMP) – BCC RBOB, very attractive on the stance this 4 year old paler coated bitch. Lovely shape and size with a feminine well constructed head, dark expressive eyes and good use of well set ears. Well muscled neck to well laid shoulder, firm topline to tail well feathered. Good body nicely angled, well presented clean coat in nice condition. Moved out bit close to rear but sound at front with good reach, not the drive or ground coverage of the dog.

 

LABRADOR RETRIEVERS DOGS

LIMIT

1st – MRS. V. CHALLENOR’S ZINZARA MIDNIGHT MAGIC – CC B/L BOB GROUP WINNER, quality dog this 23 month old, very well built and put together. He has most all I look for in a dog with such style.  Presented in clean coal black double jacket in gleaming condition. Masculine strength to his head, dark expressive eyes, well used ears, strong neck into clean shoulders, firm back line to well set on otter tail, which is held and carried too gaily. Well ribbed body with depth and substance, well angulated front and rear with good muscle tone, straight well boned legs, tight cat feet. Really positive mover with great drive and reach covers ground, lost the chance of top honours on his exuberant tail carriage.

OPEN

1st – MRS. A. ELLIOT’S SH.CH. MARANATHA BAILEY- RCC RBOB, nice size and balance to this well constructed yellow in very good double coat in nice clean and healthy condition. Masculine well worked head, dark well shaped eyes and used ears, strong neck to shoulders, firm level back and nice set on and carried otter tail, well bodied and ribbed with substance, depth to chest, straight forelegs, well boned tight feet, good return of stifle and hocks. Moved out with good drive but very wide behind reaching sound forward action.

LABRADOR BITCHES

NOVICE

1st – MRS. Z. GRAY-MARSHALL’S ZINZAR DARCY’S DELIGHT (AI)- BCC B/LB, very impressed by this 12 months youngster who should have a good future, just could not match the maturity of the males for me on the day. Lovely head piece, super dark expressive eyes and well used ears completing the picture.  Good neck length, well laid shoulders, firm level back and nice set on otter tail. Good front and rear angles with muscle tone. Well ribbed body with depth, well presented and conditioned yellow double coat. Straight well boned legs and tight feet, excellent side stride and sound both ends.

LIMIT

1st – MRS. Z. GRAY-MARSHALLS’S THEBERTON TITMOUSE OF ZINZARA – RCC, nice outline to this black, correctly coated with nice overall balance and build. Feminine head not having the strength or build of my winner, would prefer darker eyes, well used ears. Good neck to shoulder but would like better upper arm, well ribbed back body nice loin, well muscled quarters would like more return of stifle. Although she covers ground well needs more drive is little close behind and inclined to drop her top line on the move. Happy otter tail well used and carried.

 

RETRIEVER FLATCOATED DOGS

OPEN

1st – MRS. B.GREENRIDGE’S BLACFRIAR MONOPOLY IN PARADISE (IMP) – CC BOB, loved the outline of this quality young man, super masculine one piece head, dark well set expressive eyes, excellent neck set into well laid back shoulders into firm level topline and well carried happy thrashing tail with nice feathering. Correctly angulated front, I would like more depth to his chest, good body, well ribbed back, super presentation to his black well conditioned coat with lovely feathering. Enough muscle tone and return of hindquarters with good hocks. Straight well boned legs and tight feet really impressed on the move with excellent ground coverage.

 

IRISH SETTER DOGS

OPEN

1st – MR. & MRS. A. MOORE’S SH.CH FEARNLEY FIRE STORM OF MOORLANDS C.D. (IMP) – CC BOB, this nearly 7 year old is an old favourite whom I have done really well on a previous visit but today although he retained his lovely outline and held his topline was carrying far too much weight which showed in his movement today which was sound but sluggish. Such a beautiful head so well constructed, super eyes and ears well furnished. Lovely neck length, well laid shoulders, angulated front, good depth of chest and brisket, beautiful gleaming red coat nice, finish and in excellent condition. Correct tail carriage with nice action. Straight well boned legs, his feet could be tighter, good hindquarters and short hocks.

 

HOUND GROUP

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK DOGS

OPEN

1st – MR. O. & MASTER K. HOLDER’S CH CROWNRIDGE FLASH FORWARD – DCC BLD RBOB, very impressive dog but I could see he was carrying a little weight which was making him loose his topline both on the stance and then on the move. Correct head proportions, good skull and well set ears, dark eyes. Good neck, shoulders and upper arm, well ribbed body, good rump and well set on tail. Muscular hindquarters, good hocks and tight feet. Well presented rich coat in excellent condition. Powerful stride and sound.

2nd – MRS. N.FLORES’ XOEFORDIAN BALACK – RCC, young 20 months richly coated dog in lovely condition. Nicely built head lacking a little in strength and skull width, nice eye shape and colour. Good neck to shoulder, lacking in depth of chest but with a nice brisket and tuck to loin. Well muscled quarters with moderate return of stifle. Firm topline, good ridge and crowns, too much drop in back line, nice tail carriage over a conditioned body with good clean skin for his age, in my opinion would have liked to see a few more pounds added to his weight. Straight boned legs, would like more bone with better feet, good mover with nice stride.

RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK BITCHES

MINOR PUPPY

1st – MRS. S.B. HAMILTON-OUTCALT’S CROWNRIDGE BUBBLE CANDY (AI)- BCC BOB BLPUPPY, IN LAST 3 FOR BEST PUPPY IN SHOW, very impressed by this quality nearly 9 months youngster. Headed the class over her sister, preferred this girls head construction and overall build and balance. Very pretty head just needing now to mature as she grows, good use of ears and kind dark expression. Good length of neck, clean shoulders, firm correct topline, with ridge and nice crowns, correct tail set and carried well.  Lovely body with ribs well back, good chest of depth and brisket, and tuck to loin. Good forequarters and best of hindquarters. Straight nicely boned legs would prefer tighter feet. At first was being handled but once settled still showed to be a free sound mover. Should have a bright future which I will try and follow.

2nd – MRS. S.B. HAMILTON-OUTCALT’S CROWNRIDGE BUBBLICIOUS (AI)- RCC, pretty head but slightly longer and narrower than her sister, nice kind eye and ears set on well but not used to advantage.  Lovely length of neck, clean shoulders, firm topline with good ridge and crowns, good croup to nicely carried tail. Well bodied with enough depth to chest and brisket, well ribbed back body covered with deep rich red jacket with good conditioned skin. Would like more return of stifle lovely straight well boned legs and nice tight cat like feet. Moved out well and soundly little closer behind than 1.

Utility group winners March 2017

UTILITY GROUP

AKITA DOGS

LIMIT

1st – MR. D.P.de B. BOYCE’S DONKEMRE THOR- DCC RBOB, a substantial made male, little on the bigger side for me and carrying a bit of extra weight. Strong masculine head, good stop, eye and ear placement.  Well muscled neck, well held backline to tail a little low set and could be held firmer. Nice muscular body, well ribbed back covered in thick double brindle and white coat. Good front and rear quarters, well boned straight legs and well padded compact feet. Was side winding and hocking but had forward reach and was sound, covered the ground well.

AKITA BITCHES

PUPPY

1st – MR. J. BRAITHWAITE’S MASSIMA TURNING ME UP, BCC BOB BLB BEST LOCAL & PUPPY BEST PUPPY IN SHOW, my little star of the show, really feel for this attractive well built and constructed nearly 9 months pup. Entered the ring with that real showgirl attitude and was well handled. Lovely head piece just needing to mature with her age, super ear set, dark alert eye. Head held well on good neck length, clean shoulders, firm backline, super set and carried tail. Body with substance and depth, chest will need to fill in as she matures. Correct length to well boned legs, compact tight feet. Good upper arm well angled shoulder, correct return of stifle and short hocks. Body covered in clean well presented white patched coat with good under jacket. Very sound forward action and free driving rear action. Should have a great future, good luck to her owner and handler.

 FRENCH BULLDOG DOGS

MINOR PUPPY

1st – MR. B.A. BASCOMBE’S’ ARDHUB DEVILS GAME AT NEXGEN (IMP) – DCC BDP BP of good size, shape and overall balance this 8 months boy. Head of correct shape with enough development for age, good open eye and neat erect ears. Strong neck, shoulders and backline nice strong bottom, good width of chest straight forelegs held well. Neat tight feet, enough return to stifle and hocks. Nicely bodied with good ribs covered with clean well conditioned brindle and white jacket. Stylish little mover with correct action and very sound both ends.

FRENCH BULLDOG BITCHES

OPEN

1ST – MR. H. JORDAN’S CH JAFRAK DORADA (IMP)- BCC BOB RES GROUP WINNER, very eye catching fawn bitch with black mask, lovely overall size, balance and of correct breed type. Attractive head good proportion and well worked, good dark eye, well positioned neat erect ears. Strong muscled neck, well laid shoulders with correct topline to good rump. Good width and depth of chest, nice body well shaped and ribbed, presented in excellent coat and condition. Moved out with correct sound action on good legs and compact feet. Gave a good account of herself in the group challenge.

2nd – MR. H. JORDAN’S CH JAFRAK WOWING THE CROWDS (IMP) – RBCC RBOB, lucky owner to have two such nice girls from this well known breeder, also to have looked after them so well too. Very feminine head of good proportion and strength, nice mouth, eye shape and colour, strong erect ears, short strong neck and shoulders, preferred topline of my winner but firm back and good rump. Super body well ribbed lovely clean dark brindle coat well conditioned. Stocky well boned forelegs nice foot, would have liked slightly better return to hindquarters, well muscled and so sound with correct action both fore and arft.

JAPANESE SHIBA INU DOGS

OPEN

1st – MR. A. TAYLOR’S CH CALICELESTI THE ONE N ONLY AT MASSIMA (IMP) – DCC BOB GROUP WINNER & BIS, this was my overall star of the day such a showman who oozes quality of breed type. I had judged this boy some 5 years ago when just a pup and thought him something special but I was worried then he might grow on but still gave him top honours. Today he has matured into something just as stunning and as he entered the ring he just stole the show presenting himself so well, stands and positions himself correctly, is now of a lovely size and balance and built with all the bits in the right places. His beautiful rich orange coat so well conditioned, nice tail well curled with great legs and dainty feet, he covers the ground with sound brisk action. So pleased for his excellent handler, owner that he has done so well and is now producing quality stock as he was also the Stud Dog winner

2nd – MR. A. TAYLOR’S CH MASSIMA NO ONE GREATER – RCC BLBD, very pretty well marked boy of 3.5 years old and the son of my BIS winner. Smaller than his father and not quite as well balanced but is of a lovely type. Super head construction, dark alert eye, neat ears well used. Good neck to shoulder into good backline and well positioned tail well carried. Well bodied and coated, enough angulation both ends but not as good as 1. Straight boned legs and feet could be tighter. Moved with good sound action.

JAPANESE SHIBA INU BITCHES

OPEN

1st – MR. A. TAYLOR’S CH MASSIMA I’M SO FANCY – BCC BLB RBOB BLB, the daughter of my dog winner from another litter. Very nice size and balance for this typey bitch, sweet feminine foxy head well constructed, alert dark eyes, erect ears, head carried well on good neck, nice shoulders and firm backline and well set on tail, carried well. Super body with substance and depth well ribbed back and covered in a quality shaded sable and white coat. Nicely angled front and rear with good tone. Moved out with brisk action fraction close behind, well boned legs and tight feet.

 

TIBETAN TERRIER DOGS

OPEN

 

Tibetan Terrier in the show ring in Barbados

Tibetan Terrier at dog show March, 2017, Barbados

1st – DR. J. CRUMP’S CH KYBO CALYPSO KID (IMP) – DCC BOB, I liked the overall size and correct breed type for this impressive beautifully presented Black and White coated dog. Lovely to see a dog shown with this heavy type of coat in such good condition in this temperature. Although I liked his head would in my opinion have liked a little more strength, correct mouth, eye, and ear set. Excellent topline to tail little low set but carried well with enough plume. Well ribbed body with depth and substance, correct chest depth, nice body line, correctly angulated front and rear. Straight legs, well padded compact feet, stylish mover and sound both ends, well handled and presented.

Rather pathetic as only 4 breeds returned for the once very powerful Working group line up in Barbados, March 2017. The judge was Jenny Miller.

 

WORKING GROUP

BOUVIER DES FLANDERS BITCHES

 

Bouvier Des Flandres at a dog show in Barbados

Bouvier Des Flandres at a dog show in March, 2017

OPEN

1st – MISS M. ASHBY’S CH CHEPHAM VALENTINA AT CALLIOPE CD (IMP) – BB BOB, on looking across the ring this bitch presents a nice outline of good breed type and balance, although her body has enough depth and substance and her head is of correct strength and shape kind dark eyes and well placed ears but on putting your hands over her, she was in bad coat presentation, her trim, its condition and cleanliness. Her skull had nick marks and scabs. I was disappointed to find this from an owner, I felt her good breed points and straight well boned legs and sound movement plus excellent temperament allowed the award.

Please read my notes on this below

BULLMASTIFFS DOGS

OPEN

1st – MR. B.A. BASCOMBE’S ARDHUB BLACK’S IN THE NAME TO NEXGEN (IMP) – DCC RBOB, very impressive 18 months dark brindle of good breed type. Masculine well constructed head, good mouth and dentition, alert dark eyes, muscular clean neck into well laid shoulders and firm topline to tail well set and carried. Great body substance with good depth, correct angles front and enough rear return well muscled throughout. Straight boned legs and well boned compact feet. Very impressive on the move which was sound. Pleased to hear he gained his title on the day.

2nd – MR. B. LOWE’S CH ROYCEPRIDES EPIC DREAMER AT COTTAGE (IMP) – upstanding 4.5 year old Fawn coated male with good mask. Really liked his masculine strength to head, good stop, dark eyes well positioned, well positioned ears, strong jaw and good dentition. Muscular neck to good shoulder failed in backline which was long and dipping badly. Well bodied and ribbed little long in loin, good depth of chest and well developed quarters with a better return of stifle than my winner. Strongly boned legs and compact feet. Could cover the ground well but not as positive or sound as 1.

BULLMASTIFFS BITCHES

PUPPY

1st – MRS. M. SMALL-INNISS’ NEXGEN ANY GIVEN SUNDAY AT JONABULL – RCC BP BLB, very well put together for her age, just 10 months. Lovely overall breed type with super body strengths and in good tone, correct angulations front and rear. Very impressed with her head construction with enough stop, a strong jaw and dark mask, but failed in eye colour for me which spoils her expression, well carried ears.  Strong neck, shoulders and backline to well set tail. Beautifully presented Fawn jacket in good clean condition. Powerful boned legs feet need attention. Very stylish mover.

2nd – MR. M. MOORE’S NEXGEN FLASHING LIGHTS – another 10 month old presented well in a dark brindle coat with a lovely outline and very well bodied with good ribbing, substance and depth.  Impressive head for age and nice set eyes of good colour, well used ears, lovely temperament too.  Strong boned legs and tight feet but her movement let her down being very close front and rear and not the side stride of 1.

OPEN

1st – MR. B.A. BASCOMBES’S ZAHARA BULLS KATNISS AT NEXGEN – BCC BOB BLB, strongly made impressive bitch on the stance and the move. Presented in super condition with good muscle tone and a body with depth and substance, well ribbed back with short loin covered with a dark fawn jacket.  Sweet head of strength with good black mask, eyes of good shape and colour, well positioned and used ears. Strong neck and firm backline to well set and carried tail. Strongly made straight legs feet could be tighter, good mover free and sound with good driving action just a little too close behind.

ROTTWEILERS DOGS

MINOR PUPPY

1st – MR. M. BOVELL’S QUIGLEY VON BLACKSAGE ( IMP) – just 7 months nice enough outline for me, she is a little long in loin and back which spoils her overall correct balance. Broad head skull well shaped for her age, defined stop, clean jaw line, eye shape and colour, well hung ears set well apart. Moderate neck to well laid shoulders, good depth of body with substance, coarse flat coat of black and rich mahogany.  Correctly angulated with good return of stifle but surprised to see her side winding on the move, but settled to being sound.

2nd – MR. O. HOLDER’S MONIFA DARK SPARKS – loved the outline and 50/50 balance of this 6 months baby, sweet head with good width and well positioned ears set wide apart. Nice dark eye, tight black lips but at present mouth and dentition needs to settle. Strong muscular neck to well laid shoulders and firm back line over a lovely body well ribbed back with well condition black and rich mahogany flat coat.  Good rear quarters, not the bone and feet of 1 and limping slightly on the rear.

JUNIOR

1st – MR. S. HOWELL’S ARKON V HAUS GASKIN (IMP) – feminine with broad skull on nice head, well set apart hung ears, good stop, dark set eyes, head held well on strong neck and shoulders well laid back firm but little long, strong rump nice tail carriage. Good depth of chest, brisket well ribbed body with depth ribs could be further back making loin little long, presented well in well marked rich tan on black flat coarse coat. Very sound driving action with good front and rear action.

LIMIT

1st – DR. W.L. WELCH’S ELTHOR DARK TITO – very well constructed boy with good overall balance of height to length, well presented coarse coat of good rich mahogany and black overlay. Strong broad head, good skull and wide set ears well hung, good set and use of dark eyes. Strong clean jaw.  Muscular neck to well laid shoulders and into a topline that dips both on stance but more on the move just lacking in muscle tone. Good depth of body well ribbed, correctly angled front and rear. Strong rump and nice tail set on and carried. Very sound free driving action nice side stride.

OPEN

1st – MR. J. EDGHILL’S MONIFA BLACK MAXIMUS – DCC BLD BOB BLB, very impressive quality male has great ring presence and has the correct 50/50 balance with that lovely height to length. Super neck to shoulder with good upper arm and depth of chest, super held topline held firm over a well ribbed body, lovely to see docked tail. Strong masculine head, broad skull and well set apart ears nicely hung. Super expression from dark well set eyes, good close thin lips, correct dentition. Well muscled throughout, presented in clean super condition to his rich mahogany marked coarse flat coat. Very sound free driving action with excellent side stride off of good boned legs and tight feet.

2nd – MR. N. MCCLEAN’S KENT RIDGE SUZUKI’S DRIVER – RCC, very smart outline of good balance on this upstanding male but lacking the bone strength of my winner and needing tighter feet.  Strong masculine head with broad skull well set apart ears, nice eye colour. Well bodied and ribbed but carrying just a little too much weight which showed in his movement, which was sound with drive, but his topline did not hold firm.

3rd – DR. W.L. WELCH’S ELTHOR DARK MATCHO – younger dog of the 3 and it showed in his development. Lacking the strength of skull and head although it is masculine enough, dark eye well set as were ears. Firm back little longer than first 2 and longer in loin, presented in excellent coat of good colour and condition. Well bodied ribs need to be further back. Enough angles front and rear, straight boned legs moved out ok but was very close at foot .

ROTTWEILERS BITCHES

MINOR PUPPY

1st – MR. S. HOWELL’S KEMROROCKS KHALEESI VOM VISCARDI (IMP) – RBCC BPB BPIB, just a little more mature than the others in the class. She has the most beautiful head well constructed with good and correct length, super expressive dark eyes and well used ears set well apart. Loved her balance and outline, super angulation front and rear with good muscle tone for age. Presented in firm body condition with stunning well conditioned and clean well marked mahogany flat coarse jacket. Head held nicely on well laid shoulder into a firm back, strongly balanced legs and tight feet, very stylish mover once she settled into the job. Lost on handlers positioning in the final BP challenge.

2nd – MR. O. HOLDER’S MONIFA DARK SPARKLES – BLBP, very sweet pup with correct head development for her age, with all the good points, head held well on good neck length into a firm balanced topline and tail, for her age I would have like more body weight, not the substance of my winner. Coat presented in rich colour with gleaming black jacket, nice bone and feet moved well once into hr stride and sound both ends.

3rd – MR. O. HOLDER’S MONIFA DARK KIMBA – Presents a nice outline on the stance with correct breed balance. Lacked the front angles and moved out a little wide and loose at elbow. Enough straight bone, feet a little flat. In my opinion would have liked more return of stifle. Enough body and substance for age in excellent coat texture, colour and condition. Sweet headed baby with enough working, dark eyes and well set ears. Moved out ok.

PUPPY

1st – not awarded – 2nd – MR. O. HOLDER’S MONIFA DARK DANCER -I really liked the look of this youngster on the stance and was equally nice to go over with a good well ribbed back body of correct balance to height and length, sweet broad skull well set on and hung ears, dark expressive eyes. Well presented and handled in lovely coat and condition, enough bone but very flat feet front and rear feet too, both down on her pasterns and with weak hocks. She struggled on her move not using her feet well on the ground, very close behind and hocking badly.

JUNIOR

1st – MR. J. EDGHILL’S KENTRIDGE LOIS LANE’S LOVE – just 15 months old with a nice outline of correct height to length and well built body with substance and depth, has correct shoulder to upper arm angle and good return of stifle and short hocks. Correct straight well balanced legs and tight feet. Feminine head but with good strength to skull, my opinion would like more stop and felt eye shape gave a strange expression although temperament was great. High set well placed ears used well. Well coated with good colour and in lovely condition. Very sound driving action sound both ends

NOVICE

1st – MR. T. AUSTIN’S RICHWOOD CENDY’S HEAT – just over 2 years this very feminine bitch has a very slight mouth problem and I feel at her age this will not improve, so it is to be forgiven or dismissed, but I made a decision on how she showed and looked, I liked her head shape strength and well set and carried ears and big nose and well shape thin lips, her eyes were kind and well positioned either side of a good stop, I liked her backstrength, good neck to shoulder and that she was correctly balanced and with good angles, presented in clean coat of rich tan with good markings. Moved really well just a little close behind.

LIMIT

1st – MR. O. HOLDER’S MONIFA BLACK SORIE – BCC RBOB BLB, this class was headed and won by two very nice bitches, the difference in front angles made my decision. Lovely pretty feminine bitch really impressive on the stance and so very nice to go over. Strength to skull well set apart ears, nice stop and dark kind eyes, big nose and correct foreface length so balanced. Head held well on strong moderate neck set into well laid shoulders and strong level back. Great body substance with enough depth to chest, brisket and body well ribbed back. Lovely front angles and hindquarters with good rump, great strength and good return of stifle and powerful hocks. Presented in lovely flat coarse coat with rich mahogany marks and in super condition. So very sound with lovely driving trot and forward reach.

2nd – MR. R.T. ALLEYNE’S RICHWOOD CIA’S HEAT – a bitch with good height to length balance with a super outline and just as nice to go over. Beautiful head shape with correct points and balance. Head carried well on strong moderate muscled neck, shoulders well laid but lacked in upper arm, elbows well in on straight well boned legs and tight feet, nice body well ribbed with depth and substance and covered with rich mahogany marks on her coal black coat which was flat and conditioned. Moved out well from good rear quarters giving good side stride but not the drive of my winner or forward action.

OPEN

1st – MR. O. HOLDER’S CH MONIFA SHADES OF PINK – lovely type to this feminine bitch and with correct breed balance and well built. Lovely depth and body substance with ribs well back and short loin. Firm level back line, correct angles front and rear. Nice head shape with good strength and balance with nice points, dark expressive kind eyes. Well developed straight legs down on her front pasterns and on the move was throwing her front feet around, loose back feet open toed. Had a strange front action and was not positive behind.

 

2nd– MR. R.T. ALLEYNE’S RICHWOOD BEA’S A BURNING – another with a nice balanced outline and correct height to length, very feminine head with wide skull but ears were unsettled and fly away and spoiled her expression, kind eye with nice colour, shape and expression. Head carried well on muscular moderate neck, firm backline and good rump. Well angled front and rear, straight well boned legs and tight feet. Moved out ok, good side stride but very close at front and rear. Well presented coat with correct rich tan marks on her coarse flat coat.

 

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS – DOGS

MINOR PUPPY

1st– Not Awarded – 2nd – MR. G. BANNISTER’S BOSCH DE RUFUS – for 6 months this Shepherd pup has a narrow wedge shaped head which is of good strength for his age, has good dark expressive eyes and erect well held ears, long neck to shoulder, topline roached and spine showing, with rich black and gold coat which was stark and stand offish needing conditioning. A pup at this age needed to be carrying some substance but this boy was far too thin and needing condition to his body. Lacking depth of chest, lacking front angles, enough rear stifle but stands cow hocked and moved so badly with hocks to the ground and crossing badly. Forward reach was better, not pretty to watch and so uncontrolled by handler.

OPEN

1st – Not Awarded – 2n – MR. A. SULEMAN’S BRIVAL YANKEE (IMP) – was somewhat impressive on the stance but did not like his roached top line to a croup that feel away sharply. Very masculine wedge shaped head, super balance with nice dark eye and erect well set ears. Good dentition. Strong neck to shoulders little high set with straight upper arm, no depth of chest, excellent forelegs of good bone and feet. Body was well ribbed back and covered with a rich coat needing some conditioning. Good return of stifle but lacking in muscle tone, very long in hocks, stood with hocks in and to the floor. On the move his handler had little or no control and his rear movement was weak and so unsound. Front action once into a stride was good with reach. Good side stride. Needs schooling and exercising.

GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS – BITCHES

LIMIT

1st – MR. G. BANNISTER’S SKYE BELLA – BB BLB BOB, very feminine, a rich red sable long coated bitch in nice presentation. Well worked head of correct wedge shape, enough stop, erect ears well set and used, kind dark eyes. Correct dentition, nice nose. Strong long neck and well laid shoulder firm level slightly sloping topline to a croup with enough fall to well set and coated tail. Nice angles front and rear with enough depth of chest and good return of stifle and short strong hocks. Forelegs straight and well balanced with strong well padded feet. Good body of correct length and good depth. Moved out completely uncontrolled and loosing any rear drive or action, was sound at front and had a lovely side stride when allowed to move out. Another needing to be properly handled and schooled.

OPEN

1st – Not Awarded – 2nd – MRS. B. KAUFMAN’S CH THORSSON HAUS AVA – This bitch was of good height to length, she looked and felt to be completely out of coat although her black and tan coat was well presented. Head with good skull but too long in foreface and snipy, good dentition, dark eye and erect ears. This bitch had enough neck length but was steep in shoulder and upper arm and lacked depth of chest. Topline roached and fell away to a steep croup, well carried tail of good length. Straight forelegs lacking bone strength and flat feet needing to be tighter. Lacking in return of stifle, long in hock, moved away very close behind and with loose hock action, side stride was short and lacked ground coverage, front action was reasonably sound with some reach. I would like to see this bitch carrying more weight and to be in better muscle tone.

BOXERS – Quality entry

DOGS

JUNIOR

1st – MISS J. WILSON’S SUNDIAL’S THUNDER BOLT AT KAIBO – RDCC, superior head for this young 13 months dog, good dark eye, stop to nose well defined lips with good teeth correctly set across lovely black mask. I would like better set and ear carriage, spoilt by being fly away. Head held and carried well on strong clean neck, well laid back shoulder and firm level topline with slight fall to well set on tail.   Well angled front with enough depth to chest, elbows in on straight well boned legs with nice tight feet.  Strong body with good tone, well ribbed with depth to brisket and nice tuck to loin, all covered by a beautiful conditioned rich red and white coat. Strong well muscled hindquarters with good return of stifle short hocks. Very positive front action but with true Boxer action was little too close behind.

OPEN

1st – MISS J. WILSON’S CH SUNDIAL’S SUN GOD APOLLO AT KAIBO C.D. – DCC RBOB, very impressive quality dog stood showed off his masculinity and how well muscled he was, super size and overall balance. Lovely depth of chest well angulated front with good neck and shoulders and lovely topline to tail well set on and carried. Super body well ribbed back, depth to brisket and excellent return of stifle and muscled hindquarters, short hocks. Masculine well constructed head, super eye shape and colour, ears were not settled but set correctly. Strong muzzle and jaw and well positioned teeth, good black mask. Today for me he showed great drive with true Boxer action, but was close at foot behind and slightly toeing at front

BITCHES

JUNIOR

1st – MS. G. LEACH’S SUNDIAL’S AURORA SUNRISE AT WORTHINGTON – BCC BOB BLB, GROUP WINNER AND RES BIS BLBISHOW – I am not one for giving young dogs top honours but today this stylish very attractive quality bitch just so took my attention. She has the most divine feminine head for a Boxer bitch, yes needs to mature further but at 13 months I want it no stronger, super eye colour kind expression, lovely stop, upturn and strong jaw and muzzle with black mask. Head carried proudly on good length of well muscled neck, clean shoulders into firm level back line, slight slope off to tail.  Beautifully conditioned rich dark red jacket with clean skin over a lovely body with substance and depth to chest, brisket and to a body well ribbed back with short loin, strong rump and hindquarters with good return of stifle and short hocks all so well muscled for her age. Very smart mover and so very sound , straight forward reach and sound driving action beat the dog on the day. Pleased to award res BIS.

LIMIT

1st – MR. M. & MRS. L. KING’S TABOR RIDGE PRINCESS JOSIE – class of two nice bitches just preferred the head structure and balance of my winner, lovely eye shape and colour, well set and placed ears, correct teeth and position good jaw. Excellent neck to shoulder with a better width of chest, straight legs well boned with tight enough feet. Firm backline to well set on tail over a body with depth and substance and well ribbed back, well conditioned rich red and white with black mask. Strong hindquarters with good stifle and hocks, was the soundest of the two with the best side stride and action.

2nd – MRS. S. FOSTER’S SUNDIAL SUN GODDESS ARINNA – presented a nice outline of good size, shape and balance with a well conditioned body, good muscle tone and with a clean rich red and white jacket and black mask to her well constructed head but in my opinion head is just a little stronger than I like.  Nice neck to shoulder and firm back line, well ribbed back, body of depth with nice brisket and tuck to her loin, muscular hindquarters good stifle short hocks. Moved out well, toed in at front and was close behind.

OPEN

1st – MS. G. LEACH’S CH WORTHINGTON’S PRETTY N PEACH – RBCC, lovely shape to this well constructed bitch presented, covered the ground well with lovely stance and good breed points.  Lovely feminine well worked head, good skull nice ear placement, dark expressive eyes, strong muzzle and jaw with correct dentition, nice black mask giving finish to her head. Strong neck of good length, well laid shoulders, firm level back with slight slope to tail well set on. Well angulated front and rear with evident muscle tone, super depth to her chest, brisket and body which was well ribbed back to short loin with nice tuck. Strongly boned straight legs, tight cat like feet, well muscled hindquarters with good return. Excellent rich red and white coat in lovely condition. Moved out well with good side action, excellent rear action, toeing slightly at front.

 

VETERAN

1st – MRS. S.B.HAMILTON-OUTCALT’S CH CROWNRIDGE RED REGENT (A.I) CDX UD – Stylish old man, super exhibit for the Rhodesian Ridgeback breed. Lovely head slightly long in foreface but of good strength. Clear dark eyes, clean teeth with good dentition. Strong neck to shoulder and firm level topline with good clear ridge and nice crowns. A body still well muscled and with good depth and substance presented in excellent rich russet coat, good skin, some pressure marks on strongly bone forelegs, excellent tight feet. Muscular hindquarters, excellent stifle, moved out like a youngster with lovely sound action front and rear with a super side stride. Nice tail carriage.

STUD DOG

1st – MR. A. TAYLOR’S Japanese Shiba Inu – CH CALICELESTI THE ONE N ONLY AT MASSIMA (IMP) – lovely trio

BROOD BITCH

1st – MR. O. HOLDER’S Rottweiler CH. MONIFA SHADES OF PINK– very nice group

 

 

Pertaining to the critique above of my Bouvier Des Flandres dog, Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope, C.D., contrary to what the judge, Jennifer Miller  wrote, this dog was shown in extremely clean condition. Her total coat had been shampooed with Plush Puppy approximately one week before the show.

The evening before the show, Isabelle was shampooed again with a Plush Puppy shampoo, her head, and beard, legs and furnishing.  As I had house guests,  I also had help with blow drying her coat and combing and brushing her out.  She was also fully combed and brushed out again the morning of the show and brushed  again at the show grounds. She arrived at the show with her own towel to sit/lie on and entered and left the show as beautifully clean as she arrived.

Dog judges are people so there are good judges and there are bad judges.

Some judges are very knowledgeable, well respected and liked because of their knowledge, their integrity  and also how they treat exhibitors and the dogs in the ring.

Like people, there are honest dog judges and there are dishonest dog judges.

I believe that there are judges who come to Barbados and judge every dog shown fairly and most important, they also have the knowledge to do so, and are also pleasant to exhibitors.

Barbados only has 3 All Breeds Championship Dog shows a year and a puppy has to be at least six months old to enter a show. To date, Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope C.D. at 3 years, 3 months old has achieved Challenge Certificates from the following UK top well respected judges: Tom Mather, Geoff Corish, (also Best puppy in show for both Tom Mather and Geoff Corish) ) Jeff Luscott and Geoff Corish also gave her the Working Group Reserve, Dereck Smith, C. Keith Thornton,  Robin Newhouse, and Graham Hill. The above are all generally regarded as top UK dog judges, some of whom are respected enough to be on The Bouvier Des Flandres judges’ list as knowledgeable enough to judge Bouvier Des Flandres dogs at their Club shows. Some of these judges have also judged the Working Group at several Championship Shows including Crufts  and also are Best in Show judges, Crufts show included. And also judge internationally.

“Isabelle” unfortunately missed the Ann Ingham show in November, 2016, as we had Tibetan Terrier puppies here.

We, as exhibitors, can choose  whom to show our dogs to in the future. And, we as exhibitors and breeders can also discuss locally and overseas our experiences with judges. And being a blog owner, I can also share my experiences and thoughts a lot further than the average show person in Barbados.

For a judge to comment negatively on a  dog’s cleanliness when several hours were spent and a lot of work was done by an exhibitor to present a very clean and well groomed  Bouvier Des Flandres  is disappointing and says, in my opinion, a lot about the judge. And what it says is not nice!!

Good, knowledgeable judges normally look for breed type when a dog enters the ring, they also look and award good, correct movement for the breed. If a dog’s coat does not appear in good condition, a judge might comment on it and in a coated breed a judge would look for matts and missing coat. Isabelle had no matts, no missing coat areas, and most important,  her coat was beautifully fresh and very clean. I had not cut the hair on her head and ears before the show so there were no nick marks from grooming on her head and her coat was in the usual Bouvier trim that I have given her and my Bouviers over the years.

 

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Bouvier Des Flandres passes CDX leg

Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope C.D. with Tibetan Terriers

I am very pleased with Isabelle for achieving the first leg of the CDX title on April 12, 2017.

The CDX exercises are all off leash: free heeling with turns, stops and different speeds, a figure 8 to show team co-ordination, a drop on recall, the retrieve of a dumb bell over the flat, and a retrieve of the dumb bell over the high jump, the broad jump and the long sits and downs with the handler out of sight.

We know that we have to work on our heeling and that we are fairly strong on the other exercises. We did get first and the trophy for high and first in trials but we just scraped by in passing marks!

 

Bouvier des Flandres doing well in obedience trials

Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope C.D, with her trophy for first and high in trials at CDX competition enjoying a nap

We only restarted training approximately 2 weeks ago.

Always more challenging to make up a female as they cannot train with the other dogs or attend trials when they are in season and Barbados has just a few trials a year.

Both Bouvier Des Flandres Isabelle (Ch. Chepam Valentina at Calliope),and Tibby, a Tibetan Terrier (Ch. Araki Miss Conduct at Calliope) have CD titles and I was trying to trial them together for the CDX but I found it  too challenging to do both at the same time. So I decided to trial Isabelle first and if she is in season the time of the trials to bring out Tibby, the Tibetan Terrier.

We were away from the training grounds for over 5 long months as Tibby’s pregnancy was confirmed in October last year and I stayed away from the training grounds.

Tibby’s puppy Jolene is now 5 months old and we work on exercises off leash like sits and downs and the recall. Jolene will soon be ready to compete in CD trials. Jolene is a natural in retrieving the dumb bell already and is great fun to train.

Isabelle is pictured with her two impish Tibetan Terrier friends. Jolene on the left and Tibby on the right.

The above lovely photo was taken by Floyd Blackett on March 26th,. Floyd and his wife, Gina, who is a cousin, were my house guests at this time and Gina was also very helpful with Isabelle’s shampoo and blow drying for the show on March 26th.

There was no formal CDX class so the group of us trained on our own. I would like to thank those I trained with and whom were very supportive, Jenni Wilson, Sarah Hamilton, Sandra Manning and most of all Linda Pearson.

Thanks also to the CDX judge Jean Ray and the members of the Barbados Dog Training Club who assisted at the trials.

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Margaret on January 15th, 2017
Rottweiler Goes Best in Show, November 2016

Rottweiler Goes Best in Show, November 2016

 

This show was the final Barbados Kennel Club’s Championship All Breeds Dog Show for the year.  The judge was from Ireland and is an FCI judge. She is also approved in the UK to award Challenge Certificates in the UK to the following breeds shown at this show: Boxer, Bullmastiff, Dobermann, Great Dane. She is approved by The Kennel Club, UK, to judge all of the groups and also Best in Show.

This show took a drop in numbers and I believe this could be because several of us have puppies and would therefore be avoiding Waterford grounds where the shows are held.   Parvo and other dog sicknesses are highly contagious, especially to puppies. Any area where there a lot of dogs could put vulnerable dogs and puppies at risk.

There were no Toy entries, and no Terrier entries. Just the Rhodesian Ridgeback, with 3 individual entries, in the Hound Group. The Utility Group only had two breeds, the Japanese Shiba Inu and the Tibetan Terrier and only one dog from each breed. The Gundog group had 4 breeds, The Flat coated Retriever, The Golden Retriever, the Labrador Retriever and the Irish Setter (one of which just competed in the Veteran class).  The Working group was still well represented with 7 breeds and the bulk of the entries came from the Working Group.  My own breed, Bouvier des Flandres was absent as I currently have Tibetan Terrier puppies here. Also missing was the Russian Black Terrier which has been competing lately. The top winning dogs of this show came from the Working Group, a Rottie and a Boxer as the reserve. Both of which are locally bred.

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Here is the critique, as provided by The Barbados Kennel Club.

GUNDOG GROUP

 CLASS 4 – GOLDEN RETRIEVER (OPEN DOG)

1st – Mrs. L. Husband’s CH. HOLDERS SAPPHIRE SKY –        (4) Very typical dog who could be in better coat. Very nice head with soft expression, good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, a little weak in pasterns. Good topline and tail carriage, could have more spring of rib and be a little stronger in hindquarters but carries himself well going around the ring keeping a good topline. CC.

CLASS 5 – GOLDEN RETRIEVER (OPEN BITCH)

1st – Mrs. L. Husbands  & Mrs. J. Ray’s SH.CH. ANGELUSPARKs HEAVEN’S GIFT TO THATCHER

(5) Well presented feminine Bitch with very nice outline. Typical head with good mouth and soft expression , good reach of neck , could have a little more height of foreleg. Well sprung ribs carried well back, well angulated hindquarters, covers the ground well on the move keeping a nice outline. Scored in coat and condition over the male. CC BOB later won Group 2nd.

CLASS 6 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (MINOR PUPPY DOG)

1st – Mrs. G. Alluard’s MARANATHA’S MARLEY

(6) Masculine dog in good coat and condition with lovely happy temperament. Well balanced head with correct stop and good mouth, could have slightly darker eyes. Good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters, spoils himself a bit on the move by not carrying himself properly and making it difficult to assess but this just needs a bit more ring training.

CLASS 7 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (JUNIOR DOG)

1st – Mrs. V. Challenor’s ZINZARA MIDNIGHT MAGIC

(7) Very nice masculine dog in good coat and condition. Lovely head with correct stop and dark expressive eyes. Good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm which makes him a little short stepping in front movement, turns his feet out a little, excellent rib cage, strong hindquarters, would prefer a lower tail carriage on the move but he goes with great attitude using his strong hindquarters well. BOB

CLASS 8 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER ( PUPPY BITCH)

1st – Mrs. C. Murnighan & Mr. A. Gibson’s OVER THE MOONS SHINING HALO – (8) Feminine Bitch in great coat and showing well. Well balanced head, falls away a little under the eyes, excellent mouth and nice expression. Good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs, could have a little more angulation in hindquarters to allow her to move with more drive. Very nice outline and correct tail carriage on the move. Best Puppy

CLASS 10 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (OPEN BITCH)

1st  – Mr. E. Maynard’s PITNEZE PRINCESS LEAH

(10) Very typical Bitch who just needs to be a bit more positive on the move. Well balanced head could be a little stronger in muzzle and broader in skull, correct stop, good mouth and nice soft expression. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders , turns her feet out a little, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters and correct tail. Moves soundly just needs to be a bit more positive on the move and carry herself better. CC

CLASS 11 – FLAT COATED RETRIEVER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST – Mrs. B. Greenidge’s BLACFRIAR MONOPOLY IN PARADISE

(11) Well balanced dog with typical happy temperament. Really nice head with dark expressive eyes, good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, a little weak in pasterns, good depth of brisket, correct topline and tailset, covers the ground with a nice easy stride keeping his nice topline and using his tail well. CC BOB and later won the Gundog Group.

HOUND GROUP

CLASS 12 – RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST – Mrs. N.L. Flores’ XOEFORDIAN BALACK

(12) Impressive male in wonderful coat and condition. Very nice head could have a little more underjaw, lovely expression, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, could have better pasterns, good body and strong hindquarters, falls off a little too much over his croup, moves really well covering the ground easily. Res.CC.

 CLASS 13 – RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK (OPEN DOG)

1ST – Mr. O. & Master K. Holder’s CH. CROWNRIDGEFLASH FORWARD

(13) Impressive masculine dog of excellent type with lovely head and expression, good mouth. Good reach of neck, needs more layback of shoulder, good depth of brisket, strong hindquarters which he uses well, a little loose in front movement but goes with great drive with a lovely outline.CC & BOB

CLASS 14 – RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK (JUNIOR)

1st – Mr. M. Forde’s XOEFORDAN BEIRA BON FIRE

(14) Well balanced feminine Bitch with very nice outline. Typical head with good mouth and expression, good reach of neck a little short in upper armand slightly weak in pasterns. Good body and topline, could have stronger hindquarters, just needs a little more confidence on the move and more maturity. CC.

 

UTILITY GROUP

 CLASS 18 – JAPANESE SHIBA INU (OPEN DOG)

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Shiba Inu wins Utility Group, November 2016

Shiba Inu wins Utility Group, November 2016

1st – Mr. A. Taylor’s CH. MASSIMA NO ONE GREATER

(18) Well balanced male with really nice head and expression, well set ears, good neck and shoulder, could have a little more height of foreleg, good body and topline with correct tail, could have stronger hindquarters but uses them well and moves well keeping his good topline. CC BOB and later won the group

CLASS 19 – TIBETAN TERRIER (JUNIOR DOG)

Tibetan Terrier at dog show in Barbados

Dr. Jasmine Crump and her Tibetan Terrier

1ST –  Dr. J. Crump’s KYBO CALYPSO KID

(19) Well balanced dog of correct size and nice type. Well balanced head could have a little more stop, nice expression, correct length of neck, a little loose in elbows, correct body proportions with good depth of brisket, good topline and tail carriage, could be better in front movement but goes with great style and nice carriage.CC BOB.

 

WORKING GROUP

A quality Bull Mastiff being stacked for the judge

CLASS 20 – BULLMASTIFF (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST – Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s ARDHUB BLACK’S IN THE NAME TO  NEXGEN

(20) Masculine dog in good condition with good bone and substance. Very nice head with well defined stop, broad well filled muzzle and dark expressive eyes. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs with good depth of brisket, strong bone and God feet, good topline and tailset, strong hindquarters, moves with great drive covering the ground with ease. A very nice dog who will have a great future. CC & BOB

CLASS 22 – BULLMASTIFF (LIMIT  BITCH)

1ST – Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s NEXGEN HOLD THAT TIGER

(22) Well balanced feminine Bitch who could have a more positive temperament. Head needs stronger muzzle with more padding and more defined stop and could have darker eyes. Good neck and shoulder with well sprung ribs and good body proportions, well muscled hindquarters, moves soundly but could be more positive on the move and go with more drive. Res. CC

CLASS 23 – BULLMASTIFF (OPEN BITCH)

1st – Mr. R. Wood’s CH. WOODNEY DIANA WHITE

(23) Feminine Bitch of nice type who scored with her typical head with well defined stop, well padded muzzle and dark expressive eyes. Good reach of neck, well sprung ribs and correct topline, could be stronger in hindquarters and moves a little close behind but has a correct topline and still covers the ground well, could be a little more positive on the move.CC & RBOB

CLASS 24 – DOBERMANN (OPEN BITCH)

1st – Mr. M. Forde’s ARISA  BALTIC  RESIDENCE

(24)  Well balanced Bitch who could be in much better condition both in coat and body weight. Very nice wedge shaped head with well shaped eyes and good mouth. Good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm, good depth of brisket, good topline, could be stronger in hindquarters and tidier in front movement, but keeps a good outline on the move. CC & BOB.

CLASS 25  GIANT SCHNAUZER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST – Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s BLACK CLIFF ORION AT NEXGEN

(25)  Slightly immature male who could be moving better. Nice clean head with dark eyes, could have better mouth and better coat texture. Good reach of neck a little wide in front, good depth of brisket, and well let down hocks, needs to carry himself better on the move and go with more drive.

CLASS 26 – GREAT DANE (LIMIT BITCH)

1st – Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s DRAGONFLY VENUS DE LA BLEU

(26) Well bodied Bitch with good bone and substance. Very nice cleanhead with nice expression, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, good feet, good depth of brisket, could have stronger hindquarters, unfortunately  paced all the time on the move and spoilt her chances of higher awards. BOB

CLASS 27 – ROTTWEILER (MINOR PUPPY)

1st – Dr. W.L. Welch’s ELTHOR DARK ZIKO

(27) Very promising young male in good coat and condition. Typical head with full dentition, and dark well shaped eyes. Good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, a little weak in pasterns as to be expected at his age, good body proportions with ribs carried well back, well angulated hindquarters, moves soundly but needs a bit more training to be more positive on the move. Best Puppy

 CLASS 28 – ROTTWEILER (PUPPY DOG)

1st – Mr. S. Howell’s ARKON V HAUS GASKIN

(29) Well bodied masculine dog who scored in front over 2nd. Typical head with moderate stop and dark well shaped eyes. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, a little weak in pasterns, good bone and feet.Well sprung ribs carried well back, needs time to strengthen in hindquarters, covers the ground with good reach and drive and good topline.

2nd – Mr. R. Bascombe’s KENT RIDGE SON OF KRYPTONITE

(28) Masculine dog who could have more clearly defined tan markings.  Head needs time to fill out under the eyes. Dark expressive eyes, good reach of neck, would prefer better pasterns and front. Good body and topline, strong hindquarters, loose in front movement, but goes with great drive around the ring with very nice carriage.

 CLASS 29 – ROTTWEILER (JUNIOR DOG)

1st – Mr. J. Edghill’s MONIFA BLACK MAXIMUS

(31) Impressive male with correct size and substance. Lovely head with correct stop and muzzle, dark expressive eyes , good reach of neck, a little weak in pasterns, good bone and feet, well sprung ribs carried well back, strong hindquarters, very positive on the move with great drive and lovely carriage. A really nice dog. CC and BOB and later I was pleased to give him Best In Show

CLASS 30 – ROTTWEILER (LIMIT DOG)

1st – Dr. W.L. Welch’s ELTHOR DARK MATCHO

(32) Well balanced dog of correct size. Typical head with nice expression and full dentition. Good reach of neck, a little loose in shoulders, good depth of brisket, a little long in loin and slightly over angulated in hindquarters, good topline on the move, good coat and condition

 CLASS 31 –  ROTTWEILER (OPEN DOG)

1st – Mr. N. McClean’s KENT RIDGE SUZUKI’S DRIVER (34) Impressive masculine dog of good size with good bone and substance. Typical head with nice expression and good mouth. Good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm and could have better pasterns Well sprung ribs carried well back, strong hindquarters which he uses well on the move keeping his nice outline. Very close decision between him and the CC winner. Res. CC and Res. BOB.

2nd – Mr. K. Green’s MEDIC SHAMUS

(35) Well built masculine dog who could have more height of foreleg and better front and pasterns. Typical head with dark well shaped eyes, good mouth, good reach of neck, well sprung ribs , topline falls off a little over his croup and he could be better in front movement but he goes with great drive keeping a nice carriage.

 CLASS 32 –  ROTTWEILER (MINOR PUPPY BITCH)

1ST –  Mr. R. Bascombe’s KENT RIDGE TOO SEXY FOR JAPAN

(37) Well balanced feminine Bitch just right for her age. Typical head with full dentition, could have darker eyes. Good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, a little weak in pasterns, good ribcage and correct body proportions, covers the ground really well with a nice easy stride and good outline.

  CLASS 33 – ROTTWEILER (JUNIOR BITCH)

1st – Mr. O. Holder’s MONIFA BLACK SORIE

(38)  Very feminine well balanced Bitch in great coat and condition. Well balanced head with dark well shaped eyes and full dentition. Good reach of neck, could have better feet and patterns, well sprung ribs, could be a little shorter in loin, moves soundly but could be a little more positive on the move. Res. CC

CLASS 34 – ROTTWEILER (MAIDEN  BITCH)

1st – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD CENDY’S HEAT

(40) Feminine well balanced Bitch, typical head with nice expression, could have a better mouth. Good reach of neck, a little weak in patterns, well sprung ribs, a little long in loin and could have stronger hindquarters. Moved steadily with a good outline.

  CLASS 35 – ROTTWEILER (NOVICE BITCH)

1st – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD CIMBA’S HEAT

(41) Feminine Bitch in good coat and condition. Head could be a little stronger in muzzle, dark well shaped eyes. Good reach of neck could have more layback of shoulder, well sprung ribs, could have better topline on the move but uses her hindquarters well.

 CLASS 36 – ROTTWEILER (LIMIT BITCH)

1st – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD CIA’S HEAT

(42) Feminine well balanced Bitch with typical head but would prefer better shaped eyes and better hair cover around her eyelids. Good reach of neck , well laid shoulders and well sprung ribs, good body proportions, could have more muscle on her hindquarters. Topline falls off a little over her croup. Very positive on the move with nice free easy movement.

 CLASS 37 – ROTTWEILER (OPEN BITCH)

1st – Mr. O Holder’s MONIFA SHADES OF PINK

(43) Very feminine Bitch in good coat and condition. Head could have stronger muzzle, nice expression. Could have better feet and patterns. Good neck and shoulder, well sprung ribs carried well back, scored in topline and hindquarters over 2nd. CC

2nd – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD BEA’S A BURNING

(44) Well balanced Bitch with good bone. Typical head with nice expression, good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, a little wide in front, well sprung ribs, could have stronger hindquarters and falls off a little over her croup. Very positive on the move covering plenty of ground.

 

CLASS 39 – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (NOVICE DOG)

1st  Dr. N. Barker’s KURAN V. TIEKERHOOK

(46) Slightly feminine male in good condition. Nice head and expression with well set ears, good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm and could have better pasterns and better ribcage, good topline and tailset could have stronger hindquarters, moved with very nice attitude and carriage.

CLASS 40 – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (JUNIOR BITCH)

1st – Mr. F. Blackman’s ECHO EL DORADO

(47) Feminine Bitch in good coat and condition. Well balanced head with dark expressive eyes and well placed ears. Good reach of neck, a little short in upper arm and could have a little more height of foreleg. Good depth of brisket, nice body proportions, crosses a little in hind movement but covers the ground well keeping her nice outline. Res. CC and Res. BOB

CLASS 41 – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (NOVICE BITCH)

1st – Mr. P. Blunte’s CHOMAHAUS VON MISER

(48) Feminine Bitch in good coat and condition who just needs to make a bit more of herself on the move. Typical well balanced head, well shaped eyes, good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, turns her feet out a little and could have stronger pasterns . Good ribcage, and well angulated hindquarters, could be better in front movement and keep a better outline on the move .

CLASS 42 – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (OPEN BITCH)

1st – Mrs. B. Kaufman’s THORSSON HAUS AVA

(49) Well presented Bitch who really made the most of herself. Very nice head with well set ears, could have slightly darker eyes. Good reach of neck and depth of brisket, a little long in loin, well angulated hindquarters, a little wide in front movement but carries herself well keeping a good outline going around the ring.BOB

CLASS 43 – BOXER ( PUPPY DOG)

1st – Miss J. Wilson’s SUNDIAL’S THUNDER BOLT AT KAIBO

(50) Well balanced male in good coat and condition just right for his age. Well balanced head just needs to break a little more to fill out his muzzle, correct chin , good mouth and dark expressive eyes. Good reach of neck and good front with nice round bone and tight cat feet. Good depth of brisket, short back, well muscled hindquarters, just needs to improve in topline over his croup but moves soundly with good drive and forward extension. Res. CC

 CLASS 44 – BOXER (OPEN DOG)

1st  – Miss J. Wilson’s CH. SUNDIAL’S SUN GOD APOLLO AT KAIBO C.D.

(51) Well balanced masculine dog who made the most of himself with his lovely carriage on the move. Typical  head with correct stop, clean skull and wide underjaw. Dark expressive eyes, good reach of neck well laid shoulders, tight cat feet, short back, good topline and hindquarters, moved really well with plenty of drive and lovely outline, a really nice dog. CC and BOB and finally Reserve Best In Show.

CLASS 45 – BOXER ( PUPPY BITCH)

1st – Miss G. Leach’s SUNDIAL’S AURORA SUNRISE AT WORTHINGTON

(52) Well balanced feminine Bitch in great condition. Head needs time to break and develop more padding in the muzzle, good lip placement and dark expressive eyes. Good reach of neck, short back, good front , good depth of brisket, strong well muscled hindquarters, scored with her good sound movement and lovely outline. Best Puppy and Best Puppy In Show.

CLASS 46 – BOXER (NOVICE BITCH)

1ST – Mr. M. & Mrs. L. King’s TABOR RIDGE PRINCESS JOSIE

(53) A really honest Bitch with no exaggeration, scored with her very nice head with correct lip placement , well padded muzzle and dark well shaped eyes. Good reach of neck running into well laid shoulders, could have better feet and patterns, well sprung ribs, short back good topline and strong hindquarters, moved very soundly with a nice outline.

2nd – Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s COBBLERS ROCK CHINA BELL

(54) Feminine Bitch in good coat and condition not doing much to help her handler today. Typical head could have more filling under the eyes and more upturn to her nose. Dark expressive eyes, well laid shoulders, good rib cage and well muscled hindquarters, just could make a bit more of herself and carry herself better on the move.

CLASS 47 – BOXER ( LIMIT BITCH)

1st – Mrs. S. Foster’s SUNDIAL’S SUN GODDESS ARINNA

(55) Feminine Bitch in good condition who scored in body and front. Well balanced head could have better mouth and more turn up to her nose. Dark expressive eyes,  good depth of brisket, strong hindquarters, lovely free movement going around the ring. CC

2nd – Mrs. L. Carillo’s SUNDIAL’S PACHA MAMA

(56) Feminine Bitch of nice type, well balanced head could have a little more chin. Dark expressive eyes, good reach of neck well laid shoulders, could have a little more bone and better feet. Short back, good topline and strong hindquarters, carries herself very well on the move. Res. CC

  CLASS 48 – BOXER (OPEN BITCH)

1ST – Miss G. Leach’s CH. WORTHINGTON’S PRETTY N PEACH

(57) Well made Bitch in good coat and condition maybe a touch heavy for a female. Head has well padded muzzle but could have a little more chin and more upturn of her nose. Dark expressive eyes, good reach of neck, good forechest and well laid shoulders, short back, strong well angulated hindquarters, covers the ground with ease on the move, keeping her very nice outline.

CLASS 49 – VETERAN.

Mr. & Mrs. A. Moore’s SH.CH. FEARNLEY FIRE STORM OF MOORLANDS  C.D.

(58) Impressive Irish Red Setter with very nice outline.  Excellent   head with correct stop and nice kind expression. Good reach of neck , could have a little more layback of shoulder, good depth of brisket , good topline and tailset, moved well keeping his nice outline, just showing his age a little in rear movement.

 

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Margaret on December 20th, 2016

First ever Tibetan Terrier Pedigree Puppies born in Barbados.  There are 3 males and 1 female.

 

First litter of pedigree Tibetan Terrier puppies in Barbados

Pedigree Tibetan Terrier puppies in Barbados

 

Tibtan Terrier puppy posing for the camera

Tibetan Terrier puppy posing for the camera

Tibetan Terriers are 1 of the oldest breeds known to civilisation and were called “Little People”, “the Good Luck Dog”, and the “Holy Dog of Tibet”. My Bouviers love my Tibetan Terrier.

The Tibetan Terrier was used as a companion dog, for herding, and for a watchdog.

It is a medium sized breed which does not shed its coat and is a hypoallergenic breed. I think it is so nice to have a dog which does not shed and so a house, vehicles etc. can remain free of dogs’ hair.

It will need regular grooming, though, to maintain a beautiful coat. Of course, the coat can always be cut in a pet trim once it is not entering the conformation show ring. Once it enters the show ring, the coat should not be cut nor trimmed and it should be shown naturally.

The Tibetan Terrier is described as happy, active, lively, intelligent, affectionate and agile.

It is not a true Terrier and is not usually dog aggressive.

The dam of the litter is Ch. Araki Miss Conduct at Calliope, C.D.

Ch. Araki Miss Conduct at Calliope C.D.

Ch. Araki Miss Conduct at Calliope C.D.

She has achieved 2 out of 2 Best Puppy in show at Barbados Kennel Club Championship Dog Shows, and also 1 Utility Group win. She is currently working for the CDX title which includes off leash and handler out of sight exercises as well as dumb bell retrievals and jumps. All exercises are off leash.

The sire of the litter is Ch. Kybo Calypso Kid who has achieved 2 Reserve Utility Group wins. He is seen below.

In Barbados, the breeds which have been competing in the Utility Group are Japanese Akita, Miniature Schnauzer, English Bull Dog, French Bulldog, Japanese Shiba Inu and the Tibetan Terrier.

Both the sire and dam of the puppies are imported and come from the very well known and respected Tibetan Terrier kennels of Araki and Kybo.

The puppies are registered with The Barbados Kennel Club and will have their first inoculation in approximately 1 weeks time, when they will be 7 weeks old.  They are wormed every week.

I am keeping a female puppy, “Jolene” and the sire’s owner will have the choice of the 3 males.

4.5 weeks Tibetan Terrier puppy "Jolene" with her mother

4.5 weeks Tibetan Terrier puppy “Jolene” with her mother

All available puppies have gone to their new homes.

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Margaret on October 18th, 2016
Vit Singh to hold dog training seminar in Barbados

Vit Singh to hold dog training seminar in Barbados

 

This is a great opportunity for persons interested in dog sports and dog training to listen to and meet a top trainer, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, who now lives and trains in the USA.  And competes and does well with his dogs at World competitions.

Contact Fabian of The Barbados Working Dogs Association, if you are interested, at 233 1564

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This was a first time judging of dogs in Barbados for Graham Hill but he did tell me that he has visited Barbados before and he was delighted to return for a visit with his wife.

He is approved by The Kennel Club, UK, to judge in the UK the Pastoral Group (these breeds go into our Working Group), the Hound Group and Best in Show. From the breeds presented to him on the day of the show,  he is approved by The Kennel Club, UK to award Challenge Certificates to the Rhodesian Ridgeback, (Hound Group), the German Shepherd (Pastoral Group),  the Japanese Shiba Inu (Utility Group) and the Rottweiler (Working Group). This judge is regarded as a Hound specialist.

As an exhibitor I always like to see what the judge is approved to judge in his own country, the UK. And I do research on the internet to see what breeds he puts up.  There  is a lot of politics in the dog world overseas and that is also applicable to judging in Barbados, in my opinion.

I would imagine that just as we research the judges coming here, the judges coming here also know a bit about our dogs and the kennels they have come from and some of the exhibitors.

Some groups like the Toy and Hound Groups only had one breed competing in the groups so automatically became group winners.

Only 51 dogs were shown on the day. (Not including any variety class)

As usual, approximately half of the  dogs shown came from the Working Group which had 7 breeds.

Missing at this show were Working Group  breeds like the Great Dane, the Bordeaux, Dobermann, Mastiff etc.

Significant and should be a red flag for the Barbados Kennel Club, and the future of dog shows in Barbados, is the lack of participants in junior handling competitions. There is one good junior, O’Neale Holder’s son seen at the shows handing dogs.

Some pix. were given to me by Franz Phillips who passed in briefly at the show. Although I did have a pocket camera at the show, I handled 2 coated breeds, from 2 groups (Utility and Working) which followed each other. So I would have had little time to photograph group wins.

Best in Show dogs in Barbados

Best in Show winners in Barbados, October, 2016

In the above picture, the Best in Show dog, the Japanese Shiba Inu, is stacked by one of its owners, O’Neale Holder. This dog is co-owned by O’Neale and his son, standing 2nd from left and Andy Taylor who is also, the breeder, at extreme left.

The Reserve Best in Show dog, a Labrador Retriever, is stacked by Sean Howell who handled it in the ring. It is locally bred by Zoe Marshall and owned by Virginia Challenor.  Also in the pix. are the judge and representatives from the sponsors of the show.

Both of these dogs are locally bred dogs. A credit to their breeders.

On reading the critique, it will be noticed that Graham Hill  withheld Challenge Certificates from several breeds.

I am in complete agreement with a judge withholding Challenge Certificates if, in his opinion, he does not think the dog exhibited is  worthy of the title Champion.  I agree with encouraging exhibitors to come to shows but Challenge Certificates should never be automatic, if not there would be so many cheap Champions around that do not truly represent the breed standard. Breeders could then also say things like both parents are champions but really just have poor breed specimens that maybe then they are breeding from.

On this market though, a lot of buyers do not seem interested in whether the parents are excellent representatives of the breed and carry the title Champions. If the buyer wants a particular breed, they seem to buy it regardless. And this market is also flooded with mixed, crossbred and rescue puppies and dogs. And some of the mixed breeds sell for more money than some of the pedigree dogs.

As I only copy and paste the critique which comes out from The Barbados Kennel Club, if it comes out in capitals, like this one, is will appear on this blog in capitals.

 

TERRIER GROUP

CLASS 1 – BULL TERRIER (NOVICE DOG)

1ST NUMBER 1 – Mr. D. Brathwaite’s KINGDOM’S MERLOT – ONE WHO HAS A TYPY WELL SHAPED HEAD OF DECENT PROPORTIONS WITH GOOD WIDTH ACROSS THE SKULL. WELL SHAPED EYES. PLEASING WIDTH ACROSS THE CHEST. BODY COULD BE SHORTER IN BACK AS IN PROFILE HE LOOKED A LITTLE LONG. SKIN CONDITION NEEDS TO BE WATCHED. FREE MOVING.

CLASS 2 – BULL TERRIER (OPEN DOG)

1ST & CC & BOB & TERRIER GROUP 2 – NUMBER 2 –  Messrs. L. & C. Mark’s CH. BLUEPOINT IMPERIAL BLACK – A MATURE MALE HAVING THE APPEARANCE OF STRENGTH AND SIZE. MASCULINE TYPY HEAD ALL IN SIZE AND PROPORTION TO THE REST OF HIM. SLIGHTLY UNDERSHOT; EARS COULD BE CLOSER TOGETHER ALTHOUGH IMPROVED APPEARANCE WHEN ALERT. GOOD SHORT, STRONG NECK. TRUE WELL BONED FRONT OF GOOD WIDTH. OVERALL COULD BE SHORTER IN BACK ALTHOUGH HAS GOOD SPRING AND DEPTH OF CHEST. MOVED WELL AND FREE WITH PARALLEL ACTION IN FRONT.

 

CLASS 3 – STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER (OPEN DOG)

1ST & CC – NUMBER 3 – Mr. W.A. Welch & Dr. W.L. Welch’s ELTHOR’S BREAKING BAD – A VERY SMART BREED TYPICAL MALE WHO HAS A VERY PLEASING HEAD, EYES AND EXPRESSION; HEAD SET WELL ONTO A SHORT MUSCULAR NECK. WELL MADE FOREQUARTERS; PLEASING BODY WITH GOOD SPRING AND BEING RIBBED WELL BACK. MOVED WITH PURPOSE AND A TRUE ACTION. JUST PREFERRED THE BALANCED STANDING PROFILE AND EASY GAIT OF THE BITCH FOR BOB.

CLASS 4 – STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & CC & BOB & TERRIER GROUP WINNER– NUMBER 4 – Mr. W.A. Welch’s DEVILS AND FAIRIES QUICK SILVER – A WELL BALANCED, POWERFUL LOOKING MALE OF FIRM CLEAN LINES. HANDSOME, ALERT AND BOLD IN EXPRESSION; BREED TYPICAL HEAD SET WELL ONTO A MUSCULAR GOOD LENGTH NECK. TRUE AND WELL BONED IN FRONT WITH BALANCE IN ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR. STRONG CLOSE COUPLED BACK, FIRM AND LEVEL IN TOP LINE. STANDS WITH A VERY CHARACTERISTIC ATHLETIC LOOK WITH AN APPERANCE OF STRENGTH. SHE MOVED WELL TRUE AND FREE.

TOY GROUP

CLASS 5 – CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL (OPEN DOG)

1ST & CC & TOY GROUP WINNER – NUMBER 5 –  Mrs. G. Seale’s EMBEE HIGHLAND MAGIC – A VERY ATTRACTIVE FRIENDLY WELL COATED ELEGANT MALE WHO HAS A VERY PLEASING HEAD, LARGE ENOUGH EYES WITH A FRIENDLY EXPRESSION. WELL MADE IN FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS WITH A DESIRABLE SHORT COUPLED WELL MADE BODY. TENDS TO SPLAY IN FRONT AND LOOK WEAK BEHIND WHEN STANDING ON THE TABLE BUT COMES TOGETHER ON THE MOVE AND DISPLAY HIS BEST POINTS WITH A TRUE FRONT AND REAR ACTION.

CLASS 6 – CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL (OPEN BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 6 – Mrs. G. Seale’s EMBEE BLUEBELL OF BARBADOS – A SWEET HEADED RED WHO NEEDS TO SETTLE AND GAIN CONFIDENCE BOTH STANDING AND MOVING TO SHOW HIMSELF OFF TO BEST ADVANTAGE. HE IS ATTRACTIVE IN HEAD AND APPEARANCE AND IS WELL BONED AND BODIED AND IS OF GOOD SIZE BUT HARD TO ASSESS IN DETAIL DUE HER BEING SO UNSETTLED.

GUNDOG GROUP

Labrador Retrievers win the Gundog Group

Labrador Retrievers win the Gundog Group

 

Labrador Retrievers win the Gundog group at a dog show in Barbados, October, 2016.

This breed was also strong enough to also win the Reserve in the Gundog Group.

Both dogs were bred by Zoe Marshall who is at right in the ring. Sean  Howell is the handler of one of her locally bred dogs who went on to win Reserve Best in Show.

 

CLASS 7 – GOLDEN RETRIEVER (OPEN DOG)

1ST & CC – NUMBER 7 – Mrs. L. Husband’s CH. HOLDERS SAPPHIRE SKY – A WELL GROWN AND WELL BALANCED BREED TYPICAL MALE WHO IS PLEASING IN OVERALL OUTLINE AND SIDE PROFILE. HE IS WELL BONED AND HAS ENOUGH SUBSTANCE OF BODY WITH DECENT SPRING AND DEPTH OF CHEST. HE HAS A WELL PROPORTIONED WELL CHISELLED HEAD WHICH IS FRIENDLY AND BREED TYPICAL IN EXPRESSION. WELL CONSTRUCTED, TRUE AND WELL BONED IN FRONT. HE MOVED FREELY AND ALTHOUGH NEEDING TO SETTLE IN FRONT ACTION, HAD A VERY PLEASING FREE MOVING SIDE GAIT. LACKED A LITTLE DENSITY AND CONDITION OF COAT.

CLASS 8 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (MINOR PUPPY DOG)

1ST & RES. DOG CC & BEST PUPPY IN BREED – NUMBER 8 – Mrs. G. Alluard’s MARANATHA’S MARLEY – A WELL GROWN, WELL BONED VERY TYPY YOUNG MALE IN GOOD CONDITION. VERY BREED TYPICAL IN HEAD AND EXPRESSION, TRUE WELL BONED FRONT OF IDEAL WIDTH. EXCELLENT OVERALL BODY LENGTH AND RIBBING WITH PLEASING SPRING AND DEPTH FOR AGE. NEEDS MORE SCHOOLING TO GIVE OF HIS BEST. MOVED WELL ENOUGH ALTHOUGH IN TYPICAL PUPPY STYLE. A VERY PROMISING YOUNG MALE.

CLASS 9 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST & DOG CC & BOB & GUNDOG GROUP 1 AND RESERVE BEST IN SHOW – NUMBER 9 –  Mrs. V. Challenor’s ZINZARA MIDNIGHT MAGIC – A STRONGLY BUILT, NICELY PROPORTIONED, VERY TYPY, MASCULINE LABRADOR. HE IS WELL CONNSTRUCRTED ALL THROUGH AND IN IMPRESSIVE COAT AND BODY CONDITION. HE HAS AN ATTRACTIVE HEAD SET WELL ONTO HIS CLEAN, STRONG NECK. TRUE AND WELL BONED IN FRONT, BODY OF PLEASING LENGTH WITH IDEAL SPRING AND DEPTH OF CHEST. WELL DEVELOPED HINDQUARTERS WITH AN ACTIVE WELL TYPICAL DISTINCTIVE SHAPED TAIL SHOWING HIS KINDLY TEMPERAMENT. MOVED WITH SOUND PURPOSE.

CLASS 10 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (OPEN DOG)

1ST – NUMBER 10 – Mr. E. Maynard’s SARUMAN BELLA MARE – A WELL ENOUGH MADE BUT HEAVIER IN BODY SUBSTANCE THAN I WOULD PREFER. ATTRACTIVE HEAD , TRUE, WELL BONED AND WELL MADE FRONT ALTHOUGH COULD HAVE MORE DISTINCT ANGULATION OF SHOULDER ALTHOUGH HAD BETTER ANGULATION IN REAR WHICH NEEDED TO STRENGTHEN. MOVED FREELY BUT TENDED TO BE CLOSE AND LACKED STRENGTH IN REAR ACTION AND MOVED WITH LOW HEAD CARRAIGE.

CLASS 11 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (MINOR PUPPY BITCH)

1ST & BEST PUPPY BITCH – NUMBER 11 – Mrs. C. Murnighan & Mr. A. Gibson’s OVER THE MOONS SHINING HALO – A VERY PROMISING 9 MONTH OLD CHOC. WHO HAS PLEASING BONE AND BODY DEVELOPMENT AND HAS A DESIRABLE STRUCTURE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE MATURITY. SHE IS ATTRACTIVE IN HEAD BOTH IN SHAPE AND PROPORTIONS, TRUE AND WELL BONED IN FRONT, GOOD LENGTH WELL MADE BODY ALTHOUGH A LITTLE SLACK AT THIS STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT AND TENDING TO LOSE HER TOP LINE. ENCOURAGINGLY SHE WAS FREE MOVING AND TRUE ENOUGH FRONT AND REAR.

CLASS 12 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (JUNIOR BITCH)

1ST & BITCH CC & RES.BOB – NUMBER 12 – Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s ZINZARA DARCY’S DELIGHT – OVERALL A WELL ENOUGH CONSTRUCTED BITCH BUT TENDED TO CARRY TOO MUCH SUBSTANCE OVER THE BACK AND LOIN. SHE IS ATTRACTIVE IN HEAD WITH GOOD LENGTH WELL PROPORTIONED NECK; WELL CONSTRUCTED FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS. GOOD LENGTH BODY AND MODERATELY ANGLED HINDQUARTERS. FREE MOVING BUT TENDED TO BE CLOSE BEHIND AND MOVED WIDE BUT PARALLEL IN FRONT.

2ND – NUMBER 13 – Mrs. S. Leacock’s ZINZARA BLACK MAGIC FOR THEBERTON – A VERY PLEASING TYPY JUNIOR BITCH WHO HAS BOTH BREED AND FEMININE QUALITIES; SHOWN IN PLEASING CONDITION. ATTRACTIVE HEAD OF GOOD MAKE AND SHAPE, WELL BONED AND WELL MADE IN FRONT, GOOD LENGTH AND SUBSTANCE OF BODY. MOVED FREELY BUT TENDED TO BE CLOSE FRONT AND REAR. NEEDS MORE CONFIDENCE AND SCHOOLING TO GIVE OF HER BEST.

CLASS 13 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER (LIMIT BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 14 – Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s ZINZARA BLACK MAGIC FOR THEBERTON – A WELL PROPORTIONED GOOD LENGTH BITCH WHO HAS A PLEASING OVERALL SIDE PROFILE. SHE IS FEMININE AND TYPY WITH A WELL SHAPED HEAD, PLEASING TRUE FRONT, GOOD BODY LENGTH WITH SPRING ALTHOUGH HAS PLENTY ENOUGH BODY WEIGHT. LEVEL TOP LINE LEADING TO MODERATE HINDQUARTERS. FREE MOVING WITH WELL ENOUGH FRONT ACTION BUT WAS CLOSER BEHIND THAN I PREFER.

CLASS 14 –  LABRADOR RETRIEVER (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & RES. BITCH CC – NUMBER 15 – Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s SH.CH. CROSSCROYE CALYPSO MAGIC FOR THEBERTON – A VERY SMART WELL PROPORTIONED BREED TYPICAL MATURE BITCH. SHE IS VERY ATTRACTIVE IN SIDE PROFILE BEING ALL IN PROPORTION AND BALANCE AND HAS A FEMININE BUT BREED TYPICAL HEAD OF GOOD SHAPE AND HAVING AN ALERT, INTELLIGENT EXPRESSION. SHE HAS GOOD SPRING AND IS RIBBED WELL BACK AND HAS PLEASING FIRM BODY COVER. MODERATE IN HIND ANGULATION WHICH NEEDS TO TIGHTEN ESPECIALLY ON THE MOVE.

2ND NUMBER 16 – Mrs. S.H. Leacock’s SH.CH. LINTHWAITE FANTINE OF THEBERTON C.D. – A YELLOW WELL BODIED BITCH WHO IS OBVIOUSLY LABRADOR. IS CARRYING TOO MUCH WEIGHT AND IS SLACK IN LOOK. HOWEVER, SHE HAS BREED AND FENMININE QUALITIES IN HEAD, TRUE ENOUGH IN FRONT WHICH SHE USED WELL ON THE MOVE. SHE HAS MODERATE ANGLULATION IN HINDQUARTERS AND NEEDS TO STRENGTHEN MOVED IN AN EAST STYLE BUT HER REAR ACTION WAS CLOSE AND OVERALL LACKED EXTENSION.

CLASS 15 – FLAT COATED RETRIEVER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST & DOG CC & BOB – NUMBER 17 – Mrs. B. Greenidge’s BLACFRIAR MONOPOLY IN PARADISE – A TYPY, SHAPELY 15 MONTH WHO HAS BREED QUALITY IN CONFORMATION AND DESIRABLE POTENTIAL FOR MATURITY. OVERALL HE HAS THE SHAPE AND CONSTRUCTION AND HAS A HANDSOME BREED TYPICAL HEAD. HE HAS ALL THE ANGLES AND PROPORTIONS OF BODY BUT LACKS THE BODY WEIGHT AND FULL COAT WHICH WOULD GIVE HIM WIDTH AND SUBSTANCE OF STATURE NEEDED TO FULFILL HIS OBVIOUS PROMISE. MOVED WITH A FREE, PURPOSEFUL HAPPY GAIT.

HOUND GROUP

 

Hound Group won by the only breed entered, Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Hound Group won by the only breed entered, Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Hound Group won by the only breed entered, Rhodesian Ridgebacks

CLASS 16 – RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST & CC & BOB & HOUND GROUP 1 – NUMBER 18 – Mrs. N.L. Flores’ XOEFORDIAN BALACK – A SOUNDLY CONSTRUCTED ELEGANT YOUNG MALE OF 15 MONTHS WHO HAS CLEAN LINES ALL THROUGH AND IN PLEASING CONDITION. IMPRESSED ME WITH HIS OVERALL CONFORMATION WHICH WAS ATHLETIC, MUSCULAR AND COMPLEMENTED BY HIS  HEAD AND EXPRESSION. HE HAS A FIRM POWERFUL BODY WHICH IS FIRM AND OF GOOD SIZE. HE HAS MUSCULAR LOINS WHICH ARE STRONG AND SLIGHTLY RAISED. HE IS IN BALANCE IN ANGULATIONS AND OVERALL PROPORTIONS LENGTH TO HEIGHT AND HAS ALL THE ANGLES AND CURVES IN THE RIGHT PLACES WHICH CAN BE APPRECIATED WHEN VIEWED IN PROFILE, BOTH STANDING AND MOVING. HE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL.PREFERRED HIS PROPORTIONS IN SIDE PROFILE TO THE OPEN DOG.

CLASS 17 – RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK (OPEN DOG)

1ST & RES, DOG CC – NUMBER 19 – Mr. O. 7 Master K. Holder’s CH. CROWNRIDGEFLASH FORWARD – A WELL MADE 6 YEAR OLD UPSTANDING MALE WHO IS STRONG AND POWERFUL IN APPEARANCE. PLEASING HEAD OF GOOD SHAPE AND PROPORTIONS TO THE REST OF HIM. HEAD SET ON A FIRM STRONG NECK. WELL BODIED WITH GOOD SPRING AND DEPTH OF CHEST ALTHOUGH TENDED TO BE LONGER CASTE THAN I PREFER. TRUE IN FRONT ALTHOUGH COULD HAVE MORE LAY BACK AND MORE UPRIGHT IN PASTERN THAN I PREFER. MOVED WITH A FREE AND EASY ACTION.

UTILITY GROUP

winners at dog show in Barbados

Utility Group winners at Barbados Dog show, October, 2016

The Utility group was won by the Japanese Shiba Inu which went on to win Best in Show, he is handled by an owner, O’neale Holder.  The Tibetan Terrier is the Reserve Group winner and he is handled and trained by me. He is owned by one of my friends. Dr. J. Crump.

CLASS 19 – JAPANESE AKITA (OPEN DOG)

1ST & BOB – NUMBER 21 – Mr. D.P. De B. Boyce’s DOMKEMRE THOR – POWERFULLY BUILT MALE WHO ALTHOUGH IMPRESSIVE IN STATURE LACKED THE REFINEMENT AND ELEGANCE I LIKE IN THIS BREED. MASCULINE AND STRONG IN HEAD, WELL BONED AND WELL BODIED ALL THROUGH. TRUE HEAVY BONE IN FRONT WITH UPRIGHT PASTERNS. STANDING HE GIVES THE IMPRESSION OF SUBSTANCE OF BODY AND OVERALL STRENGTH AND POWER. I WOULD PREFER MORE ANGULATION FRONT AND REAR AND TO BE TIGHTER ALL THROUGH. MOVED ENTHUSIASTICALLY BUT TENDED TO BE SHORT STEPPING AND CRAB BOTH FRONT AND REAR.

CLASS 20 – BULLDOG (LIMIT DOG)

1ST & BOB – NUMBER 22 – Mr. M. Cottrell’s BRITISH GLADIATOR THE LAST OF MOHICANS – IN APPEARANCE THIS MALE BULLDOG LOOKED TO BE TYPY AND BREED TYPICAL IN APPEARANCE. I WAS UNABLE TO SATISFACTORILY GO OVER THIS MALE DUE TO HIS UNHAPPY DEMEANOUR. HOWEVER, FROM LOOKING AT HIM ON THE GROUND HE APPEARED TO HAVE A DECENT HEAD OF GOOD PROPORTION, SHAPE AND WIDTH TOGETHER WITH AN OVERALL BODY OF GOOD SUBSTANCE AND SIZE. UNABLE TO ASSESS MOVEMENT.

CLASS 21- FRENCH BULLDOG (PUPPY BITCH)

1ST & BOB – NUMBER 23 – Mr. M. Cottrell’s TTOPLIBULLS QUEEN OF FAiTH – A VERY SMART WELL BONED AND BODIED QUALITY 11 MONTH OLD WHO IS SHAPELY AND BREED TYPICAL. VERY ATTRACTIVE HEAD OF PLEASING SHAPE AND EXPRESSION. WELL CONSTRUCTED IN FRONT, BODY AND HINDQUARTERS AND WHEN STANDING LOOKS TO COMPLETE PACKAGE. NEEDS TO SETTLE TO GIVE OF HER BEST. MOVED WELL AND FREE. VERY PROMISING FUTURE.

CLASS 22 – JAPANESE SHIBA INU (OPEN DOG)

1ST & DOG CC & BOB & UTILITY GROUP 1 AND BEST IN SHOW – NUMBER 24 – Mr. A. Taylor’s CH. MASSIMA NO ONE GREATER

A SUPER QUALITY 3 YEAR OLD MALE WHO IS EXCELLENT IN CONFORMATION AND CONDITION. EXCELS IN MAKE, SHAPE AND BREED CHARACTERISTICS PRESENTING EVERYTHING YOU WOULD LOOK FOR IN THIS BREED. NOT ONLY IS HE MADE WELL, HE MOVES WELL AND HAS IMPRESSIVE SIDE GAIT MOVEMENT. COMPLIMENTS ALL THROUGH FROM HEAD TO HINDQUARTERS HIS QUALITIES BEING ENHANCED WITH HIS CORRECT COAT. ONE THAT WOULD WIN ANYWHERE THAT APPRECIATED A TOP DOG.

CLASS 23 – JAPANESE SHIBA INU (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & BITCH CC – NUMBER 25 – Mr. A. Taylor’s MASSIMA I’M SO FANCY – A CLEAN-CUT RISING 2 YEAR WHO HAS A PLEASING SIDE PROFILE SHAPE WHICH, TO THE EYE, IS BALANCED AND ALL IN PROPORTION. VERY ATTRACTIVE, BREED TYPICAL HEAD HAVING AN ALERT EXPRESSION. PLEASING BODY COVER AND LENGTH POSSESSING  DEPTH AND SPRING OF RIB AND LENGTH OF LOIN. TRUE FRONT, TIGHT ENOUGH ELBOWS. LACKING THE COAT FURNISHINGS THAT WOULD COMPLETE THE PICTURE. MOVED WELL, FREE AND PURPOSEFULLY.

CLASS 24 – TIBETAN TERRIER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST & CC & BOB & RES. UTILITY GROUP – NUMBER 26 – D. J. Crump’s KYBO CALYPSO KID – A WELL COATED VERY WELL MADE AND WELL SHAPED 17 MONTH OLD PLEASING QUALITY MALE. I LIKED HIS HEAD IN SHAPE, PROPORTION AND FRONT ON APPEARANCE. HE IS WELL MADE IN FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS AND ALTHOUGH I WOULD PREFER TIGHTER ELBOWS AND MORE DEPTH  THIS DID NOT DETRACT FROM HIS STANDING POSTURE OR MOVEMENT. HE PRESENTS A VERY BALANCED SIDE PROFILE PICTURE AND HAS A QUALITY LOOK. NICELY ANGLED HINDQUARTERS AND GOOD LOW HOCKS. MOVED WITH PURPOSE, WELL AND FREE.

WORKING GROUP

CLASS 25 – BOUVIER DES FLANDRES (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & BITCH CC & BOB – NUMBER 27 – Miss M. Ashby’s CH. CHEPHAM VALENTINA AT CALLIOPE C.D. – A NICELY SHAPED 2½ YEAR OLD WHO, ALTHOUGH NOT THE BIGGEST, IS SHORT COUPLED AND LOOKS FIRM OF STANCE AND WELL PROPORTIONED IN BODY. SHE HAS A HEAD AND EXPRESSION WHICH IS PLEASING AND BREED TYPICAL. OVERALL SHE HAS GOOD CONSTRUCTION WHICH SHOWED ON THE MOVE. LACKING THE FURNISHINGS OF MATURITY, WHICH WILL COME. MOVED OUT WELL WITH ENTHUSIASM.

CLASS 26 – BULLMASTIFF (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST & DOG CC & BOB – NUMBER 28 – Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s ARDHUB BLACK’S IN THE NAME TO  NEXGEN – A WELL DEVELOPED 13 MONTHS OLD SUBSTANTIAL MALE WHO HAS A PLEASING BALANCED AND WELL PROPORTIONED SIDE PROFILE. HE POSSESSES A GOOD SIZED HEAD, WHICH IS SQUARE WHEN VIEWED FROM FRONT AND SIDE, WITH A CLEARLY DEFINED STOP AND SOME WRINKLE. GOOD WIDTH OF FORECHEST; STRONG GOOD LENGTH NECK SET ONTO A WELL BUILT BODY OF GOOD LENGTH AND BEING FIRM IN TOP LINE, MODERATE BUT FIRM HINDQUARTERS. MOVED WELL AND FREE. ONE THAT HAS PLENTY OF PROMISE.

CLASS 27- BULLMASTIFF (OPEN DOG)

1ST & RES. DOG CC – NUMBER 29 – Mr. B. Lowe’s CH. ROYCEPRIDES EPIC DREAMER AT COTTAGE – A SUBSTANTIAL WELL BUILT MATURE LOOKING RISING 4  YEAR OLD VERY MASCULINE DOG; HE IS POWERFUL IN APPEARANCE AND HAS GREAT SUBSTANCE OF BODY. ALTHOUGH SQUARE IN HEAD SHAPE FOR ME HE IS WELL WRINKLED AND HEAVIER IN FLEWS. GOOD BONE ALL THROUGH WITH STRONG FIRM LEGS AND DECENT ANGULATIONS FRONT AND REAR. LONGER IN THE BACK AND TENDED TO LOSE HIS TOP LINE. MOVED WITH  PURPOSE BUT TENDED TO BE HEAVY FOOTED.

CLASS 28 – BULLMASTIFF (NOVICE BITCH)

1ST & RES. BEST BITCH – NUMBER 30 – Mr. D. Cobham’s FORTESQUE DUELLI – A FEMININE 3 YEAR OLD WHO IS SMALL IN STATURE AND LACKING IN CONFIDENCE. SHE HAS  A TYPY WELL SHAPED HEAD. WELL ENOUGH MADE IN FRONT, HINDQUARTERS ARE WELL LET DOWN AND NEEDING TO STRENGTHEN. PLENTY OF SUBSTANCE OF BODY BUT TENDED TO SINK INTO HERSELF WHICH DID NOT HELP HER SIDE PROFILE. OVERALL CONDITION AFFECTED BY PRESSURE POINTS TO HER RUMP.

CLASS 29 – BULLMASTIFF (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & BITCH CC – NUMBER 31- Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s NEXGEN HOLD THAT TIGER – A SMART 21 MONTH OLD WELL ENOUGH MADE BITCH WHO HAS A WELL PROPORTIONED COMPACT BODY AND OVERALL SIDE OUTLINE. SHE IS PLEASING IN EXPRESSION AND HEAD SHAPE, HEAD SET WELL ONTO A STRONG GOOD LENGTH NECK. GOOD WIDTH TO FRONT AND WELL FILLED FORECHEST WITH GOOD SPRING OF RIB. WELL BONED WITH CONSISTENCY OF FIRM BODY SUBSTANCE. MOVED FREELY BUT CLOSE BEHIND.

CLASS 32 GIANT SCHNAUZER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST – NUMBER 35 – Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s BLACK CLIFF ORION AT NEXGEN – SHAPELY MALE ALTHOUGH NOT THE BIGGEST HE HAS A TYPY WELL SHAPED HEAD SET ONTO A NECK WHICH I WOULD PREFER TO BE OF MORE LENGTH TO GIVE BETTER OVERALL BALANCE. PREFER BETTER BITE. HE HAS PLEASING OVERALL LENGTH AND CAN STAND WELL OVER THE GROUND ALL IN PROPORTION TO HIS LENGTH/HEIGHT RATIO. HE WAS CLOSE BEHIND AND UNSETTLED IN FRONT WHEN MOVED.

CLASS 33 – ROTTWEILER (PUPPY DOG)

1ST & BEST PUPPY IN BREED – NUMBER 66 – Mr. S. Howell’s ARKON V HAUS GASKIN – A WELL GROWN 8 MONTH OLD YOUNGSTER WHO IS ATTRACTIVE AND BREED TYPICAL IN HEAD AND EXPRESSION. PLEASING OVERALL SHAPE AND SIDE PROFILE WHICH SHOWS OFF HIS ANGLES AND PROPORTIONS. HE HAS GREAT PROMISE AND POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP INTO A QUALITY ADULT HAVING A DESIRABLE FOUNDATION STRUCTURE FOR HIM TO GROW ON WELL. STILL IS A “PUPPY” IN PERSONALITY; HE MOVED IN A TYPICAL PUPPY STYLE.

2ND – NUMBER 35 –Mr. R. Bascombe’s KENT RIDGE SON OF KRYPTONITE –  WHAT I WOULD CALL “A GOOD HONEST DOG” WELL ENOUGH MADE WITH NOTHING IN EXAGERATION. PLEASING IN HEAD BUT LACKING THE PROPORTIONS OF 1ST. WELL ENOUGH MADE IN BODY WITH WELL ANGLED HINDQUARTERS WHICH STILL NEED TO STRENGTHEN. UNSETTLED ON THE MOVE.

CLASS 34 – ROTTWEILER (JUNIOR DOG)

1ST & RES. DOG CC – NUMBER 37 – Mr. J. Edghill’s MONIFA BLACK MAXIMUS – A POWERFULLY CONSTRUCTED, SUBSTANTIAL MALE WHO HAS A MASCULINE TYPY HEAD SET WELL ONTO A STRONG GOOD LENGTH NECK. TRUE STRONG, WELL BONED FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS, FIRM WELL MADE SUBSTANTIAL BODY HAVING PLEASING SPRING AND DEPTH, NICELY LET DOWN FIRM HINDQUARTERS.MOVED WELL AND FREE.

CLASS 35 – ROTTWEILER (LIMIT DOG)

1ST & DOG CC – NUMBER 40 – Dr. W.L. Welch’s ELTHOR DARK MATCHO – A 2 YEAR OLD MUSCULAR WELL MADE MALE THAT POSSESSES BREED AND CONFORMATION QUALITIES. HE HAS A WELL SHAPED, STRONG, MASCULINE HEAD WHICH IS BREED TYPICAL. FIRM GOOD LENGTH NECK, WELL CONSTRUCTED FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS WITH A BODY OF SUBSTANCE ALTHOUGH TENDS TO SLOPE IN TOP LINE. HE STANDS WELL OVER THE GROUND AND CARRIES HIS HEAD WELL BOTH STANDING AND ON THE MOVE. NEEDS TO STAND FIRM IN SHOW STANCE AND MOVE WITH TIGHTER ACCURACY UP AND DOWN TO GIVE THAT EXTRA EDGE.

2ND – NUMBER 39 – Mr. K.A. Mason’s ELTHOR DARK PRIMO – AN UPSTANDING POWERFULLY BUILT MALE WHO ALTHOUGH WELL ENOUGH MADE IN HIS PARTS HE LACKS THE BALANCE AND PROPORTIONS WHICH I PREFERRED IN 1ST. PLEASING HEAD ALTHOUGH A LITTLE PLAIN. TRUE WELL MADE FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS, SUBSTANCE OF BODY AND WELL ENOUGH ANGLED HINDQUARTERS. MOVED WITH FORWARD DRIVE BUT WAS UNSETTLED.

CLASS 36 –  ROTTWEILER (OPEN DOG)

1ST – NUMBER 42 – Mr. N. McClean’s KENT RIDGE SUZUKI’S DRIVER – A NICELY PROPORTIONED MATURE MALE WHO IS OF PLEASING STYLE AND SHAPE. STRONG MASCULINE HEAD SET ONTO A POWERFUL GOOD LENGTH NECK. TRUE IN FRONT MAYBE A LITTLE UPRIGHT, GOOD WIDTH ACROSS THE CHEST. FIRM IN BACK AND TOP LINE. FREE MOVING BUT TENDING TO BE UNSETTLED AND LOOSE HOCKED.

CLASS 37 –  ROTTWEILER (MINOR PUPPY BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 45 – Mr. R. Bascombe’s KENT RIDGE TOO SEXY FOR JAPAN – AN 8 MONTH OLD BITCH OF PLEASING SHAPE. NEEDING TO MATURE IN HEAD AND EXPRESSION. SHE NEEDS TO SETTLE TO GIVE OF HER BEST BUT WHEN SHE DID STAND IT WAS OBVIOUS SHE HAS A WELL MADE FRONT, FOREQUARTERS AND EXCELLENT ANGULATIONS WITH PLEASING OVERALL BODY PROPORTIONS.

A PROMISING BITCH PUPPY.

2ND – NUMBER 44 – Mr. T. Worrell’s TROPICS DAVINA – A FEMININE 7 MONTH OLD TYPY BITCH NOT AS WELL GROWN AS 1ST AND LACKING CONFIDENCE. SHE IS OF GOOD MAKE AND SHAPE AND HAS LOTS OF POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP AND GROW ON WELL. SHE MOVED EASILY IN TYPICAL PUPPY STYLE.

CLASS 38 – ROTTWEILER (PUPPY BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 46 – Mr. J. Edghill’s KENT RIDGE LOIS LANE LOVE – A WELL GROWN 10 MONTH OLD WHO HAS PLEASING BONE AND BODY. VERY TYPY WITH NOTHING OBVIOUS TO FAULT ALTHOUGH AT THIS STAGE OF HER DEVELOPMENT SHE LACKS PROPORTIONS OF BODY. TYPY FEMININE HEAD, TRUE WELL BONED FRONT AND WELL MADE AND WELL COVERED BODY. MOVEMENT NEEDS TO BE MORE ACCURATE AND MORE SETTLED IN ACTION.

CLASS 39 – ROTTWEILER (JUNIOR BITCH)

1ST & BITCH CC & BOB – NUMBER 47 – Mr. O. Holder’s MONIFA BLACK SORIE – AN IMPRESSIVE WELL MADE AND WELL PROPORTIONED 14 MONTH OLD WELL CONSTRUCTED AND FIRM BODIED, SUBSTANTIAL FEMININE BREED TYPICAL BITCH. SHE HAS OBVIOUS FORECHEST AND STRENGTH IN FOREQUARTERS BOTH IN WIDTH ACROSS THE CHEST AND MUSCULAR DEVELOPMENT. SHE IS ATTRACTIVE IN HEAD WHICH IS ALL THE MORE LIKEABLE BY POSSESSING INTERESTING BREED AND DISTINCT HEAD CHARACTERISTICS. HEAD SET ON A FIRM STRONG NECK OF GOOD LENGTH; PLEASING BODY MAKE AND SHAPE WITH THE DESIRED ANGLES IN BALANCE AND IN THE RIGHT PLACES. SHE MOVED WELL AND TRUE WITH PURPOSE IN FRONT AND DRIVE BEHIND.

CLASS 40 – ROTTWEILER (NOVICE BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 49 – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD CIMBA’S HEAT – A 20 MONTH OLD SHAPELY BITCH WHO IS BREED TYPICAL IN APPEARANCE WITH A FEMINE HEAD WHICH TENDS TO BE NARROW IN MUZZLE. GOOD LENGTH NECK, TRUE ENOUGH IN FRONT, BODY WELL COVERED AND IN PROPORTION TO THE REST OF HER. MOVED WELL IN FRONT ACTION BUT LOOSE IN REAR MOTION.

CLASS 41 – ROTTWEILER (LIMIT BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 50 – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD CIA’S HEAT – A FREE MOVING SHAPELY BREED TYPICAL IN STYLE AND SIDE PROFILE. OVERALL BODY IS IN BALANCE AND IN PROPORTION. PLEASING TYPY HEAD, EXPRESSION AFFECTED BY EYES APERTURE SHAPE AND SURFACE. TRUE WELL MADE FRONT, GOOD WIDTH ALL THROUGH, PLEASING MAKE AND SUBSTANCE OF BODY. MOVED WITH A FREE ACTION ALTHOUGH NEEDING TO BE MORE PRECISE.

CLASS 42 – ROTTWEILER (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & RES. BITCH CC – NUMBER 51 – Mr. O. Holder’s MONIFA SHADES OF PINK – A VERY SMART, CLEAN LINES, PLEASING PROFILE BITCH WHO OVERALL IS OF LOVELY SHAPE AND PROPORTIONS. ATTRACTIVE IN HEAD WHICH IS BREED TYPICAL AND IN PROPORTION TO THE REST OF HER. STRONG GOOD LENGTH NECK, WELL MADE FRONT/FOREQUARTERS, GOOD LENGTH WELL MADE BODY AND NICELY ANGLED HINDQUARTERS. MOVED WITH CONFIDENCE BUT NEEDING TO MORE PRECISE IN FRONT ACTION.

2ND – NUMBER 52 – Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s RICHWOOD BEA’S A BURNING – A MATRONLY MATURE LOOKING BITCH WHO HAS PLENTY OF BODY SUBSTANCE AND DEPTH ACROSS THE BODY LOSING HER UNDERLINE AND SO HER PROFILE SHAPE. SHE IS OK IN HEAD BUT NOT AS TYPY AS 1ST. WELL ENOUGH MADE IN FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS. MOVED WELL ENOUGH IN SIDE GAIT BUT WAS UNSETTLED IN FRONT AND REAR ACTION.

CLASS 43 – RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER (OPEN DOG)

1ST & CC & BOB – NUMBER 54 – Miss A. Bynoe’s KALASLANE ADDICTED TO LOVE – A WELL MADE SHAPELY GOOD SIZED MALE WHO HAS FREE MOVEMENT. PLEASING IN HEAD WHICH IS SET WELL ONTO A LENGTHY STRONG NECK.  GOOD CONSTRUCTION IN FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS, WELL BODIED OF GOOD LENGTH AND HAVING A FIRM TOP LINE. MOVED FREELY BUT LACKING EXTENSION IN FRONT.

CLASS 44 – RUSSIAN BLACK TERRIER (PUPPY BITCH)

1ST & BEST PUPPY IN BREED – NUMBER 55 – Miss A. Bynoe’s MOULIN ROUGE YABLUNEVYI  TSVIT – A WELL BONED AND WELL GROWN SHAPELY 10 MONTH OLD BITCH WHO NEEDS TO STRENGTHEN IN FRONT AND REAR. ATTRACTIVE HEAD BUT BITE NEEDS TO BE WATCHED. GOOD LENGTH BODY TENDING TO LOOK TIED IN ELBOW ON THE MOVE. A PROMISING PUPPY.

CLASS 45 – GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & CC & BOB – NUMBER 56 – Mrs. B. Kaufman’s THORSSON HAUS AVA – AN INTERESTING GSD 2 YEAR OLD BITCH; SHE IS PLEASING IN SIDE PROFILE AND WHILE SHE HAS A TYPY WELL SHAPED HEAD, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY FEMININE, I WOULD LIKE MORE STRENGTH IN APPEARANCE AND STRENGTH ALL THROUGH IN HEAD. OVERALL SHE HAS A SHAPELY WELL MADE AND WELL PROPORTIONED BODY WITH GOOD LEG LENGTH. SHE IS ATTRACTIVE IN STYLE, SHAPE AND BODY PROPORTIONS WITH A FIRM STRAIGHT TOP LINE. SHE MOVED WITH A FREE EASY GAIT AND ALTHOUGH CLOSE BEHIND WAS TRUE IN ACTION FRONT AND REAR.

CLASS 46 – BOXER ( MINOR PUPPY DOG)

A CLASS OF 2 VERY ATTRACTIVE AND PROMISING PUPPIES

1ST & RES DOG CC & BEST DOG PUPPY – NUMBER 57 – Miss J. Wilson’s SUNDIAL’S THUNDER BOLT AT KAIBO – A WELL GROWN SMART MALE WHO HAS CLEAN LINES ALL THROUGH. PLEASING HEAD SHAPE, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY MASCULINE AND BREED TYPICAL. WELL BONED AND WELL GROWN BEING OF PLEASING CONSTRUCTION ALL THROUGH. TRUE WELL BONED FRONT, PLEASING BODY DEVELOPMENT AND SUBSTANCE AND GOOD LENGTH NICELY ANGLED HINDQUARTERS. HE MOVED WELL AND FREE, ALTHOUGH A LITTLE LOOSE IN HIND ACTION, HE WAS IMPRESSIVE IN SIDE GAIT.

2ND – NUMBER 58 – Mrs. B. Foster’s SUNDIAL’S SOL INVICTUS – A WELL GROWN YOUNG MALE OF SIMILAR STYLE TO 1ST BUT NOT HAVING THE PLEASING HEAD SHAPE AS YET OF 1ST. WELL GROWN IN BONE AND SUBSTANCE OF BODY WITH AN ATTRACTIVE SIDE PROFILE BUT TENDED TO LOOK NARROW ALL THROUGH. PLENTY OF SCOPE FOR DEVELOPMENT. MOVED WITH A FREE ACTION BUT NOT AS CONTROLLED AS 1ST.

CLASS 47 – BOXER (OPEN DOG)

1ST & DOG CC & BOB – NUMBER 59 – Miss J. Wilson’s CH. SUNDIAL’S SUN GOD APOLLO AT KAIBO C.D. – AN IMPRESSIVE HANDSOME MALE BOTH IN STYLE, AND CONFORMATION AS WELL AS SIDE PROFILE. MASCULINE HEAD WHICH IS BREED TYPICAL IN SHAPE AND PROPORTIONS. GOOD LENGTH STRONG NECK SET WELL INTO STRONG NICELY ANGLED SHOULDERS. HE IS FIRM OF BODY AND TOP LINE AND HAS POWERFUL WELL ANGLED HINDQUARTERS. HE MOVED WITH A PURPOSEFUL EAGER ACTION WITH A VERY PLEASING SIDE GAIT AND REAR ACTION.

CLASS 48 – BOXER ( MINOR PUPPY BITCH)

1ST & RES. BITCH CC & BEST PUPPY IN BREED & BEST PUPPY IN SHOW – NUMBER 60 –

Miss G. Leach’s SUNDIAL’S AURORA SUNRISE AT WORTHINGTON – AN IMPRESSIVE NO-NONSENSE 9 MONTH OLD WHO HAS NOTHING IN EXAGERATION, IS WELL CONSTRUCTED ALL THROUGH AND HAS NO GLARING FAULTS TO CONCERN. SHE HAS GREAT POTENTIAL AND PROMISE TO MATURE INTO A SOUND, BREED TYPICAL ADULT. SHE IS WELL MADE ALL THROUGH BEING TRUE AND SOUND IN FRONT, WELL DEVELOPED AND FIRM IN BODY AND NICELY ANGLED AND STABLE IN HINDQUARTERS.

IN SIDE PROFILE SHE IS BALANCED AND HAS A QUALITY LOOK. SHE MOVED WELL AND TRUE AND TOTALLY IN CONTROL.

CLASS 49 – BOXER (NOVICE BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 61 – Mr. M. & Mrs. L. King’s TABOR RIDGE PRINCESS JOSIE – A VERY SMART 19 MONTH OLD WHO HAS CLEAN LINES AND IS WELL COVERED IN BODY ESPECIALLY OVER THE LOIN SO THAT SHE TENDED TO LOSE HER TOP LINE. PLEASING IN HEAD WHICH IS TYPY AND ATTRACTIVE IN PROFILE SHAPE. TRUE AND WELL BONED IN FRONT, GOOD SPRING AND RIBBING AND WELL ANGLED REAR. FREE MOVING BUT A LITTLE UNSTABLE IN REAR ACTION.

CLASS 50 – BOXER ( LIMIT BITCH)

1ST – NUMBER 63 – Mrs. L. Carillo’s SUNDIAL’S PACHA MAMA – A SHASPELY 3 YEAR OLD WELL DEVELOPED BITCH WHO IS BETTER IN SIDE PROFILE WHEN STANDING AND MOVING THAN OTHERS IN THIS CLASS. PLEASING TYPY BUT FEMININE HEAD HAVING GOOD HEAD PLANES AND BACK SKULL. TRUE WELL MADE FRONT, WELL MADE BODY AND REAR. MOVED THE BETTER OF THIS CLASS.

2ND – NUMBER 62 – Mrs. S. Foster’s SUNDIAL’S SUN GODDESS ARINNA – ANOTHER SHAPELY ATTRACTIVE 3 YEAR OLD BITCH WHO IS SLIGHTLY HEAVIER IN HEAD THAN 1ST. WELL BONED FRONT BUT TENDED TO SPLAY WHEN STANDING AND TO LOOK WEAK BEHIND. HOWEVER PRESENTED A PLEASING PICTURE IN SIDE PROFILE. FREE MOVING BUT NEEDING TO SETTLE.

3RD – NUMBER 64 – Mrs. B. Foster’s RUGBY MULAN – A MATURE 5 YEAR OLD WHO WAS SLIGHTLY HEAVY IN APPEARANCE BOTH IN HEAD AND BODY AND TENDED TO LOSE HER UNDERLINE. SHE WAS WIDER ACROSS THE LOIN THAN I LIKE BUT HAD GOOD OVERALL LENGTH AND PLEASING BALANCE OF ANGULATION FRONT/REAR. MOVEMENT WAS UNSETTLED.

CLASS 51 – BOXER (OPEN BITCH)

1ST & BITCH CC & RES. BOB – NUMBER 65 – Miss G. Leach’s CH. WORTHINGTON’S PRETTY N PEACH – A VERY ATTRACTIVE NEARLY 6 YEAR OLD SMART MATURE BITCH WHO HAS A PARTICULARLY PLEASING SIDE PROFILE. SHE HAS DESIRABLE IN OVERALL BODY LENGTH TO HEIGHT AND IS WELL BALANCED IN ANGULATION FRONT/REAR. SHE HAS A TYPY HEAD WHICH COULD HAVE MORE WIDTH. SHE IS WELL CONSTRUCTED IN FRONT AND FOREQUARTERS AND HAS A FIRM WELL MADE BODY WITH A PLEASING TOPLINE. FREE MOVING WITH GOOD EXTENSION IN SIDE GAIT BUT TENDED TO SLIGHTLY CRABBED BEHIND.

CLASS 53 – VARIETY BROOD BITCH

1ST NUMBER 64 – Mrs. B. Foster’s RUGBY MULAN – A BITCH WHO I CRITIQUED EARLIER; SHE HAS A SOUND FOUNDATION AND FROM THE 6 QUALITY OFF-SPRING PRESENT IN THE RING WITH HER (ALL OF WHOM HAVE DISPLAYED THEIR OWN BREED AND CONFORMATION QUALITIES TODAY) CONFIRMED HER EXCELLENT BREEDING POTENTIAL. WELL DONE.

 

JUDGE; GRAHAM HILL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Margaret on October 13th, 2016
Akita puppies for sale

Japanese Akita puppies for sale

Soon ready to go to their new homes.

Approximately 7 weeks old.

The puppies’ grandfather was Redwitch Take No Prisoners at Elthor.

Japanese Akita puppies mother and brother

Japanese Akita puppies mother and brother

Believe these puppies have now found homes.

 

 

 

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Margaret on September 15th, 2016

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy

Rhodesian Ridgeback – female puppy available due to cancellation…. 9 weeks old with a perfect ‘show ridge’ and standard wheaten color with a black mask. Barbados Kennel Club registered.

This puppy is now in its new home in Nevis so the contact information has been removed.

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Margaret on August 26th, 2016

German Shepherd puppies for sale

An opportunity to buy German Shepherd puppies from working lines:

Their mother is Pursuit Alke of Thorsson Haus, CDX and their father is Norland Odin.

The puppies were born on 20th August and will be ready to go to their new homes mid October. They will be wormed, have their first vaccinations and also have their pedigree registration applied for with the Barbados Kennel Club.

These puppies are now in their new homes.  The last of which was shipped to Dominica.

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Margaret on April 23rd, 2016
Working Group dogs at a championship show in Barbados

Working Group Dogs in Barbados being judged by C. Keith Thornton

 

This All Breeds Championship dog show was held on March 20th at the Waterford show grounds.  The judge was C. Keith Thornton from the UK.  This judge (as recorded by The Kennel Club, UK,) judges the Hound group at Championship level and out of our breeds shown on March 20th, he is approved to give Challenge Certificates in the UK to the Rhodesian Ridgeback.

He has judged here before.

I was in the ring with my Bouvier Des Flandres, “Isabelle”, and also with a Tibetan Terrier puppy, “Teddy”, who is owned by a friend.  No pix. other than the one above have been received. It is challenging to show coated breeds in several classes and also be taking photos!

Below is his critique, as published by The Barbados Kennel Club.

TERRIER GROUP

 Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Limit  Dog

1st  Mr. W.A. & Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor’s Breaking Bad. Brindle of nice type. Head could be a bit stronger & ears could be tighter. Good front & body. Very sound mover. CC, RBOB & Reserve in Group.

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. WA. Welch’s Devils And Fairies Quick Silver. What a cracker. Beautiful head & dark eye. Good neck, excellent front, neat feet. Perfect hindquarters, very sound mover. A top class prospect for the future. CC, BOB, Best in Group and Best Puppy in Show.

TOY GROUP

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Junior Dog

1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Embee Highland Magic. Very smart young dog. The most perfect head for this breed. Excellent dark eye. Good front & feet. Perfect topline & length of back. First class condition. Moved very well. CC, BOB & Best in Group.

Novice Dog

1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Lord Wilbur. Blenheim, head is ok. Would like better eye. Good shoulder. Topline ok. Movement could be better. RCC, RBOB & Reserve in Group.

Puppy Bitch

1st Mrs. G. Seale’s Embee Bluebell Of Barbados. Only 8 months, very immature, will take time to fill out in body. Very nice head, good outline, sound mover. CC.

GUNDOG GROUP

Retrievers (Golden)

Novice Dog

1st Mrs. D. Marshall’s Thatchers Dance With Wolves. Lovely shape, good bone, head could be better, very sound mover.

Open  Dog

1st Mrs. L. Husband’s Holders Sapphire Sky. A true Golden, super head, good bone, well balanced body, moved very well with good tail carriage. CC, BOB & Best in Group.

2nd Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh.Ch. Fenwood Louis Vuitton Of Thatcher C.D. Nice type, good front, a little long in the back. Good hindquarters. Moved ok. RCC.

Open Bitch

1st Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh.Ch. Amirene Midsummer Dream Of Thatcher C.D. Good strong bitch, super head, well balanced body, in excellent condition, moved well. CC & RBOB

1st Mrs. L. Husbands & Mrs. J. Ray’s  Sh. Ch. Angelusparks Heaven’s Gift To Thatcher. Very nice type, good head & eye, good front & topline, very close decision. RCC.

  Retrievers (Labradors)

Puppy Dog

1st Mrs. V. Challenor’s Zinzara Midnight Magic. Very smart young boy. . Super head, excellent front, good body, presented in first class condition. Can be a little excited on the move, although sound as a bell, just tends to raise his tail. One for the future. RCC & RBOB.

Open Dog

1st Mrs. A. Elliot’s Sh.Ch.Maranatha Bailey. A male coming into his prime. Not much wrong with this one. Very good head, powerful neck & body, good hindquarters, moved very well.CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Zinzara Darcy’s Delight (A.I.). Yellow, showing lots of promise, nice head, just needs to mature, moved well. RCC.

Limit Bitch

1st Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Theberton Titmouse Of  Zinzara.  Very smart, lovely head & eye. Good front, strong body.  Excellent condition, sound mover. CC.

Retrievers (Flat Coated)

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mrs. B. Greenidge’s Blacfriar Monopoly In Paradise. Very immature. He has a lovely head & eye, good front.  Presented in lovely bloom. Moved well, very promising. RCC & RBOB.

Open Dog

1st Miss A. Corbin’s Sh.Ch. Candidacasa Waterloo. This boy has a super head & eye.Loved his neck & shoulder. Good hindquarters. Pity he had no coat or body. CC & BOB.

HOUND GROUP

 Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mrs. N.L. Flores’ Xoefordian Balack.  Very smart  pup.  Loved his head, neck & front, nice tight feet, good depth of chest, excellent topline, very good hindquarters, perfect ridge with crowns. RCC & RBOB.

Open Dog

1st  Mr. O. & Master K Holder’s  Ch. Crownridge Flash Forward. Very good hound, excellent head, powerful solid body, super neck & bone, good width of chest. Would like a better topline. Very sound mover. A top dog anywhere. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. M. Forde’s Xoefordan Beira Bon Fire. Very immature, lovely head & neck. Would like more width in chest, good outline, needs more body. Moved ok. RCC.

Maiden Bitch

1st Mr. M. Forde’s Crownridge Flash Dancer. Excellent head, good front & shoulder, strong body. Good ridge & crowns. Moved ok. CC.

 

UTILITY GROUP

French Bulldogs

Open Bitch

1st Mr. H. Jordan’s  Ch. Jafrak Wowing The Crowds.  Brindle, excellent head, perfect ears, excellent front, nice tight feet, strong body with perfect ribcage, lovely hindquarters, very smart mover, top class. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

2nd Mr. H. Jodan’s  Ch. Jafrak Dorada. Fawn with good type. Lovely head & neck, good front, very good mature body,  not as good as winner in hindquarters. Moved ok. RCC & RBOB.

 Japanese Shiba Inu

Open Dog

1st Mr. A. Taylor’s Ch. Calicelesti The One N’ Only At Massima. Red of outstanding quality, excellent head & expression, perfect front & body. True front with tight feet.  Looks perfection on the move. CC, BOB, Best in Group & Best in Show.

2nd Mr. A. Taylor’s Ch. Massima No One Greater. Another top class Shiba. 2 years old, needs more body, son of winner, will be pushing for top male in another 12 months. RCC & RBOB.

Limit  Bitch

1st  Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima I’m So Fancy. Another sired by my BOB. She is a beautiful bitch. Star for next year. CC.

Tibetan Terrier

Puppy Dog

1st Dr. J. Crump’s Kybo Calypso Kid. A very smart young boy. Super head & neck. Perfect front, level topline, Good depth of chest. Very good hindquarters, excellent mover. When he gets his mature coat will take some beating. Impressive.  CC & BOB.

WORKING GROUP  

 Border Collie

Limit Dog

1st Ms. S. Blandford’s  Pepperbox Zirconia. Nice type, sweet head, correct eye, super expression. Excellent outline. Needs to keep his tail down. Very sound mover. CC & BOB.

Bouvier Des Flandres

Open Bitch

1st Miss M. Ashby’s Ch. Chepam Valentina At Calliope C.D.   Super head & eye, strong neck, good front, strong body, moved well. CC & BOB.

Bullmastiffs

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mr. B. Bascombe’s Ardhub Black’s In The Name To Nexgen. What a cracker, lovely pup. His head is coming on as one would expect for his age. Super front & feet. Great bone, grand body, moved very well. RCC.

Puppy Dog

1st Mr. B. Lowe’s Cottage Bajan Pharoah. Nice pup. A bit plain in head. Nice neck & front. Fabulous front & body. Moved soundly.

Junior Dog

1st Mr. R.J. Nurse’s Nexgen Year Of The Tiger. Brindle. Very powerful, good head & front, well balanced body. Moved ok.

2nd Mr. H. King’s Prince Sammler. Red, head not filled in yet, front ok, powerful body, not moving well behind.

Novice Dog

1st Mr. M. Miller’s Chapmill Karma. Needs to settle & show himself off. Head is ok. Nice front, would like better hindquarters, which shows in his movement.

Open Dog

1st Mr. B. Lowe’s Ch. Royceprides Epic Dreamer At Cottage. ‘Wow’, this is a true Bullmastiff, so powerful. He has a super head, excellent neck & front, perfect shoulders & front, excels in hindquarters, sound mover. Just wish he would keep his tail down. A top class dog in any country. CC, BOB & Reserve in Group.

Open Bitch

1st Mr. B. Bascombe’s  Zahara Bulls Katniss At Nexgen.  Strong & powerful, beautiful head, good neck & front, good hindquarters, moved ok. CC & RBOB.

2nd Mr. R. Wood’s Ch. Woodney Diana White. Good head, neck & front. Strong body, correct topline. Would like better hindquarters. RCC.

Dobermanns

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. H. Corrie’s Market Hill Raffles. Very smart, beautiful head & neck, excellent front, perfect outline, very steady mover. She is one for the future. RCC & RBOB.

Junior  Bitch

1st  Mr. M. Forde’s Arisa Baltic Residence.   Red of excellent type. Super head, good front & shoulder, perfect topline. Moved very well. CC & BOB.

 Giant Schnauzers

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mr. B. Bascombe’s Black Cliff Orion At Nexgen. Super pup, best of heads, excellent eye colour & shape. Good neck & shoulder, perfect front. Moved very well. CC & BOB.

Open Dog

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Bellgard Ghetto Amoroso. When this boy came into the ring and was stood in show pose he took my breath away. He is an outstanding example of the breed. From the tip of his nose to the tips of his hind toes, my notes say perfection. ‘Then Disaster”, he just refused to move. His owner took over and he went ok. But in the challenge he refused again. Dogs of this quality don’t come round that often. I felt so sorry for his owner and for myself. RCC.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Black Cliff Sky. Lovely youngster. Super head, good neck & front, deep brisket, strong loin, excellent topline. Very good mover. RCC.

2nd Mr. T. Bynoe’s Black Cliff Aqua. Pushed the winner close. Two beautiful sisters. “Aqua” does not show as good as her sister, it will come I am sure.

Novice Bitch

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Bellgard Lucille Ball. Beautiful head, perfect eye, strong neck, correct front, level topline. Moved ok. I see she is the mother of BOB. CC & RBOB.

Rottweilers

Puppy Dog

1st Mstr. X Forde’s Bim Rothershire Asgard. Nice young male. Good head, nice neck & front, needs to settle & show himself off. Very sound mover.

Junior  Dog

1st Mr. K.A. Mason’s Elthor Dark Primo. Very good head, strong neck, good front, nice outline. Good hindquarters. Looked good on the move.

Novice Dog

1st Mr. K. Greene’s Medic Shamus. Loved this boy. Very smart, super head, best of necks & fronts. Excellent topline, terrific bone, correct feet. Strong hindquarters. Very good mover, handled to perfection. Won CC & BOB.

Limit Dog

1st Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor Dark Matcho.  Good strong male. I would like more work in his head. Apart from that he is very sound mover.

Open Dog

1st Mr. N. McClean’s Kent Ridge Suzuki’s Driver. Very good head, powerful neck & body, excellent topline & hindquarters, moved very well.  Pushed hard for top spot.  RCC & RBOB.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. O. Holder’s Monifa Black Sorie. I loved this youngster. She has everything you want at this age, I am sure she will finish a top bitch. Best L/B Puppy in Show.

Junior Bitch

1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Cia’s Heat. Very smart, super head, correct neck & front, perfect feet, strong body, good topline. Excellent hindquarters, good steady mover. CC.

Maiden Bitch

1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Cimba’s Heat. Very nice young bitch. She is not as mature as her litter sister “above”. She just needs to come on, moves well.

Open Bitch

1st Mr. O. Holder’s Monifa Shades Of Pink. A really smart girl. Looked ok standing but got it together on the move. She has a lovely head & front, good hindquarters. Won a lovely class. RCC.

2nd Mr. O. Holder’s Ashtoria Diva In Black. I would like more work in her head, but the rest of her is very good, moved ok.

3rd Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Bea’s A Burning. She is rather plain in head, she has a good body & topline, would like better hind movement.

Russian Black Terrier.

Open  Dog

1st  Miss A. Bynoe’s Kalaslane Addicted To You. One of the best of this breed I have judged. He does look smart. Loved his head, excellent conformation, strong body, the best of shoulders. Very good mover. CC & BOB.

 German Shepherd Dog

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. F.G.A. Blackman’s Echo El Dorado. I would like to see more substance on this young bitch. Could have moved better.

Novice Bitch

1st Mr. G. Bannister’s Sky Bella. A lovely type, she has a super head & expression. Good front, excellent body, correct hindquarters. She is quality, just wish she would not drag her owner around the ring. ‘Lots of training please.’ RCC & RBOB.

Limit  Bitch

1st Mrs. B. Kaufman’s Thomson Hauls Ava. Good size, a bit plain in head, correct front, good top line & hindquarters. Moved ok. CC & BOB.

Boxers

Open Dog

1st Miss J. Wilson’s Ch Sundial’s Sun God Apollo At Kaibo C.D.  This red and white is top class, super head, elegant arched neck, correct front, nice tight feet, good depth of chest, firm loin, he moves with an arrogant style about him, just beaten for BIS by the also arrogant Shiba. CC, BOB & Best L/B in Show.

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. M. & Mrs. E. King’s Tabor Ridge Princess Josie. Nice type. A little plain in head, but that could alter, good neck & front, perfect topline, moved well enjoying herself today. RCC.

Limit  Bitch

1st Mrs. S. Foster’s Sundial Sun Goddess Arinna. Very much like the male on the stack. Good head & neck, correct front, very good hindquarters, very sound mover, but she does not project herself like the male. CC & RBOB.

Veteran

Mrs. S.B. Hamilton-Outcalt’s Ch. Crownridge Red Regent (A) CDX, UD – This is a cracking Ridgeback. Excellent condition, super head, powerful neck. Great front & bone. His body & ridge & crown are perfection. This hound would be a champion in any country, a top ten dog.

Stud Dog

Mr. A. Taylor’s Ch. Calicelesti The One N’ Only At Massima. The Shiba with his offspring, so  typy.

 

 

 

 

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