I think this judge enjoyed his visit to Barbados and judging dogs here.

October 11, 2015, was The Barbados Kennel Club’s second All Breeds Championship Dog Show for the year.

This was Robin Newhouse’s first judging assignment in the island. In the UK, he is approved by The Kennel Club to judge the Working, Pastoral groups and Best in Show at championship level. Breeds such as the Japanese Shiba Inu, Border Collie, Akita, Bullmastiff, Great Dane and Rottweiler which were in our show ring are breeds he is approved by The Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates to.

Robin Newhouse

Robin Newhouse judging pedigree dogs in Barbados

He put up a locally bred Boxer (Working Group) for Best in Show

A locally bred Rhodesian Ridgeback (Hound Group) went Reserve Best in Show

Best puppy in Show was an imported Dobermann (Working Group)

Best locally bred puppy in show was a Japanese Shiba Inu (Utility Group)

There was only one breed and only one dog in the Terrier group, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

There was only the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed in the Toy group.

There were several Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers and an Irish Setter in the Gundog group.

Just one lone Rhodesian Ridgeback was in the Hound Group.

In the Utility group the breeds were the Akita, French Bulldog, and Japanese Shiba Inu.

The bulk of the show’s entries came from the Working Group which has now become an interesting, very competitive group again with breeds like the Border Collie, Bouvier Des Flandres, Bullmastiff, Dobermann, Dogue de Bordeaux, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Russian Black Terrier, German Shepherd, and Boxer. (There is no Pastoral group in Barbados and those breeds are included in the Working Group) So 11 different breeds were presented by their handlers in this group which had more breeds than all of the other groups combined!

I think, in Barbados, the bulk of the dogs in the shows have usually come from the Working Group.

The German Shepherds were once so popular that they could put on their own breed shows, likewise the Boxers. At one time these breeds also had their own breed clubs. Today, I am seeing few German Shepherd dogs in the ring and also few Boxers.

Akitas, from the utility group. were also once very dominant in the show ring, and top Akitas out of UK and USA lines used to come in just before shows and in full coats. They also had a breed club which is gone and today very few Akitas are seen in the show ring.

I am grateful to Brian Lowe for the lovely pix. he took and sent to me for use on this blog. Much appreciated. Brian sent me a lot of pix. so if exhibitors contact me, and Brian approves, I will forward them the pix. of their dogs, if I have any pix. of them.

Best in Show Boxer

Boxer goes Best in Show

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback goes Reserve Best in Show

Below is Robin Newhouse’s critique of the dogs he judged in Barbados.

TERRIER

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Junior Dog

1st & CC. Mr. W.A. & Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor’s Breaking Bad. Just a youngster but maturing well. Head coming on, correct eye shape and colour. Good body with level topline. Well angled front and rear. Showed and moved well. BOB.

TOY GROUP

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Junior Dog

1st & Res CC. Mrs. G. Seale’s Lord Wilbur. Pleasing head with clean eye. Very good neck and body with good rib and level top.  Well bent stifles with straight rear. Free moving front and rear.

Open Dog

1st CC & BOB. Mrs. G. Seale’s Willber Lazy Lord. Loved this lad. 11 Years and a credit to his breed and owners. Lovely head of correct proportions, well shaped, clean eye. Good ears. Super body, correct front and rear angles. Moved and showed so well.

 

GUNDOG GROUP

Golden Retrievers

Novice Dog

1st CC & BOB. Mrs. L. Husband’s Holders Sapphire Sky. Well balanced with good body and deep, well sprung ribs. Well balanced head with strong muzzle and correct bite. Correct coat. Correct straight rear movement. Just pinning in slightly in front. Reserve in Group.

2nd Mrs. D. Marshall’s Thatcher Dance With Wolves. Excellent depth of chest. Well angled front and rear. Carrying too much weight and needs to strengthen on rear movement.

Limit Dog

1st & Res CC. Mr. J.S. Corbin’s Buzz Lightyear De Ria Vela. Well balanced lad all round with good head proportions. Good front and rear construction and correct bone. Correct level top. RBOB.

Open Bitch

1st & CC. Mrs. L. Husbands & Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh Ch Angelusparks Heaven’s Gift To Thatcher. Well balanced head but eye a little prominent. Excellent front construction and movement. Good body, sound rear.

 Labrador Retrievers

Open Dog

1st CC & BOB. Mrs. A. Elliot’s Maranatha Bailey. Excellent make and shape with strong body, well sprung ribs and good loin and topline. Loved his head and expression, correct muzzle and bite. Strong neck . Moved and showed so very well. Best in Group.

Limit Bitch

1st Mr. E. Maynard’s  Pitneze Princess Leah. Head a little too fine all round for me. Kind eye, correct ears. Topline needs to be firmer and needs to strengthen on the move.

Irish Setter

Open Dog

1st CC & BOB. Mr. & Mrs. A. Moore’s Sh Ch Fearnley Fire Storm Of Moorlands C.D.. Excellent outline with impressive deep chest and good slightly sloping topline. Lovely lean head with almond eyes. Very good neck and front. Just let down on rear movement.

 

HOUND GROUP

 Rhodesian Ridgeback

Open Dog

1st CC. BOB & Reserve Best In Show. Mr. O. & Master K Holder’s  Ch Crownridge Flash Forward.Such a good looking lad. Muscular, excellent, well made frame. Proud and strong. Very good head with correct flat skull, well shaped and coloured eyes and good ears. Clean neck and shoulders, Deep chest with well sprung ribs, correct topline and well made rear. Good bone and correct feet. Superbly free on the move. A wonderful example of his breed and a delight to judge.

 

UTILITY GROUP

Akita

Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima Simply Red. Head developing. Good outline with correct topline. Needs to settle on the move.

French Bulldogs

Limit Bitch

1st CC & BOB. Mr. H. Jordan’s  Jafrak Wowing The Crowds. Lovely outline with good short body and correct roach to back. Lovely head and expression, correct eyes and lovely, well placed ears. Good width to front and strong rear giving true sound movement. Best in Group.

Open Bitch

1st RCC. Mr. H. Jordan’s Ch Jafrak Dorado. Another lovely bitch with good outline and very correct roach. Very good square head with good eye. Would like slightly larger ears. Correct front. Would like slightly stronger rear movement.

Japanese Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu at a dog show

Japanese Shiba Inu

 

Open Dog

1st CC & BOB. Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima No One Greater. Very smart lad. Well balanced with correct length to leg , good bone, correct feet. Well shaped head with good stop. Correct eyes and ears. Good coat texture. Sound on the move. Showed himself off well. Reserve in Group.

Puppy Bitch

1st & CC. Mr. A. Taylor’s Massima I’m So Fancy. Very well made bitch for her age. Balanced, correct front and rear angles. Correct feet and bone. Head developing well. Good on the move. Best L/B Puppy in Show

Best Locally Bred Puppy In Show was the Japanese Shiba Inu, Massima I’m So Fancy. Excellent, well balanced  outline. Good shoulders and front, correct well developed rear with correct bend of stifle. Head developing well for age. Very good on the move.

 

WORKING GROUP

Working group dogs line up in Barbados, 2015

Some of the Best of Breeds competing in the Working Group at a Barbados dog show, 2015

In the above pix. are the Border Collie, Bouvier Des Flandres, Bull Mastiff, Dobermann, Dogue De Bordeaux, Giant Schnauzer.

working group dogs in Barbados at a show

Working group dogs at a show in Barbados

In the above pix. are the Rottweiler,  Russian Black Terrier and German Shepherd. (absent from the pix. is the Boxer who went Best in Show but is shown in a separate pix. above)

This judge then short listed the breeds for his selection of the top dogs in the Working Group as follows:

Bouvier Des Flandres, Dobermann, Russian Black Terrier, Rottweiler and Boxer and gave Group 1 to the Boxer and Group 2 to the Rottweiler.

 

 Border Collie

Junior Dog

1st  CC & BOB. Ms. S. Blandford’s  Pepperbox Zirconia. Well balanced and good proportions without any courseness. Good head proportions with well shaped and set eyes. Good front construction and movement. Straight but a little close behind. Carried tail well, when settled.

Bouvier Des Flandres

Open Bitch

1st  CC & BOB.  Miss M. Ashby’s Ch Chepam Valentina At Calliope. Quality girl. Powerfull, well muscled with good bone. Coat of very good texture. Well developed head. Clean eyes. Strong neck, good front and rear angles. Very sound on the move.

Bullmastiffs

Junior Dog

1st Mr. D. Cobham’s  Fortesque Klaus. Correct ear placement. Good topline. Muzzle too long giving incorrect balance to skull. Movement needs to improve.

Limit Dog

1st Mr. E. Franklyn’s Freedom Diggah. Good body shape and outline. Movement could be truer. Too much head wrinkle and ears too high set, detracting from a true, square head.

Open Dog

1st Mr. B. Lowe’s Ch Royceprides Epic Dreamer At Cottage. Good ear set and placement but would like a slightly shorter muzzle to give the desired square head. Eyes a little to deeply set. Good neck and body shape. Needs to strengthen on the move.

Puppy Bitch

1st & Res CC. Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s Nexgen Hold That Tiger. Body developing well for age with correct front and rear angles. Head developing but muzzle must not get any longer. Ears set a little high. Moved soundly.

Limit Bitch

1st Mr. H. Franklyn’s Freedom Kandia. Good strong body with correct outline and topline. Good muzzle and skull proportions but ears set too high which detracted from squareness of skull. Good front construction and movement. Weak  rear movement.

Open Bitch

1st CC & BOB.Mr. R. Wood’s  Ch Woodney Diana White. Lovely well balanced head with correct ears, giving square appearance. Strong body, good bone. Correct chest and front. Just needs to strengthen on rear.

Dobermann

 

Dobermann

Best puppy in Show, October, 2015

Puppy Bitch

1st CC, BOB & Best Puppy In Show. Mr. M. Forde’s Arisa Baltic Residence.

Best Puppy In Show was the Dobermann. Arisa Baltic Residence. Loved this youngster and, when she was handled correctly, she moved and showed with such style. Very well made and built for her age. Excellent head with good, almond eyes of good colour.  Excellent body with good, straight topline. Great depth of chest with well sprung ribs. Excellent front and rear angles. Moved exceptionally well, when handled correctly. Should have a great future.

Dogue De Bordeaux

Open Bitch

1st  CC & BOB. Mr. O. Holder’s Ch Boldheart’s Flash Fire At Richelle. Impressive head with correct muzzle. Strong body, strong neck good lay of shoulder, strong bone. Would like cleaner eyes and stronger rear movement.

Giant Schnauzer

Limit Dog

1st Mr. T. Bynoe’s Bellgard Ghetto Amoroso. Good outline with strong appearance. Correct front and rear angles. Would like cleaner eyes and correct bite.

Great Danes

Great Dane

Great Dane

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st & Res CC. Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s Ashella’s Wonder Woman Joy. Just a baby but everything developing at the rate you would expect. Head and muzzle developing well, with good balance. Body and balance coming on well, correct bone for age. Moved well when settled but needs a lot more ring training.

Novice Bitch

1st  CC & BOB. Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s  Dragonfly Venue De La Bleu. Still a youngster but developing so well. Good, proud neck holding head so well. Good balance of skull to muzzle. Good angles front and rear and very good depth of chest. Well boned, correct feet. Moved well when settled.

Rottweilers

Minor Puppy Dog

1st Mr. K.A. Mason’s Elthor Dark Primo. Good puppy with lovely head and expression, correct bite and eye.  Correct body for age, good front and rear angles. Very good, firm topline. Very good rear, just needs to settle on front.

Junior Dog

1st CC & BOB. Dr. W.L. Welch’s Elthor Dark Matcho. Loved everything about this young lad. So very well proportioned with excellent balance to body , great bone, correct feet, so very sound on the move. Excellent head and muzzle, correct eyes, good ear shape and placement. Strong neck. Correct front and rear assembly all giving true movement. Should make up to a Champion so very easily. Reserve in Group.

Limit Dog

1st & Res CC. Mr. N. McClean’s Kent Ridge Suzuki’s Driver. Very substantial lad with good body and topline Would have liked a slightly shorter muzzle to create a better balance of muzzle to skull. OK on the move.

Open Dog

1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s  Richwood Arreleus Fire. Another substantial male with excellent topline.  Well sprung rib of good depth. Good front and rear angle with strong bone and good feet. Head proportions could be better.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Cia’s Heat. Correct bone for age. Good topline, chest and rear angles. Would like a slightly larger eye and tighter feet. Needs to strengthen on the move.

Junior Bitch

1st Mr. T. Worrell’s Amays Carisma At Tropic. Very good outline with correct neck , chest and topline. Very good bone and correct feet. Head developing with correct eyes. Very poor rear movement.

Limit Bitch

1st & Res CC. Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Bea’s A Burning. Pleasing outline and balance. Good head with correct eyes. Good bone and very good feet front and rear. Moved ok.

2nd Dr. W.L. Welch’s  Elthor Dark Kendra. Rather longer and lighter in frame, lacking depth of chest . Would like a better balance of head.

Open Bitch

1st & Bitch CC. Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Ch Richwood Akina’s Fire. Very well balanced head and muzzle with very good eye shape and size. Excellent bone and feet. Good topline, depth of chest and rib. Correct neck. Moved ok. RBOB.

Russian Black Terrier.

 

Russian Black Terrier

Russian Black Terrier

Junior Dog

1st  CC & BOB. Miss A. Bynoe’s Kalaslane Addicted To You. Only 13 months but maturing and developing so well. Strong body with correct, deep chest, good rib and correct, short loin. Very good shoulders and strong hind quarters with correct stifles. Strong bone, well made feet with strong pads. Good tail set and carriage. Excellent type of coat. Head maturing well with good overall balance. So very sound on the move. Should do well.

 German Shepherd Dogs

Junior Dog

1st Mr. P. Blunte’s Chomahaus Jaxx. Very disappointing lad lacking substance and quality. Very unsound on rear movement.

Junior Bitch

1st Mrs. B. Kaufman’s Thorsson Haus Ava. Excellent bite, Pleasing head with correct eyes. Good bone, correct feet. Needs to strengthen on move. BOB.

Boxers

Open Dog

1st CC & BOB. Miss J. Wilson’s  Ch Sundial’s Sun God Apollo At Kaibo. Best In Show & Best L/B in Show. Very smart, upstanding lad, well muscled and with so much breed type. Excellent, well balanced head  with good, broad muzzle.  Good strong neck  of correct length, going into good lay of shoulder. Exceptionally well made body with good depth and lay of rib, correct topline and loin.  Excellent front and rear construction giving  strong, true and clean movement.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1st Mr. M. & Mrs. E. King’s Tabor Ridge Princess Josie. Such a typical Boxer baby. Everything developing well with very good body and rib for age. Lovely head, good neck. Very sound on the move.

Novice Bitch

1st & Reserve CC.  Mrs. J. Pinheiro’s Cobblers Rock China Bell. Quality bitch with expressive, well balanced head and correct eyes and ears. Good neck, correct shoulders and front assembly. Very sound on the move.

Open Bitch

1st  CC & RBOB.. Miss G. Leach’s  Ch Worthington’s Pretty N Peach. Smart bitch, well put together and balanced with correct square outline. Excellent front with correct amount of bone. Well shaped feet both back and front. Very good on the move. Showed herself off with typical Boxer confidence.

Variety Classes

Veteran
1st Willber Lazy Lord. C.K.C.S. Best Veteran In Show.

Stud Dog
1st Ch Calicelesti The One N’Only At Massima. Japanese Shiba Inu.


 

I have found that spectators coming to a dogs’ show do not always supervise their children and children should always be supervised at these dog shows.

Here is Isabelle at the show (her critique is above), a young Bouvier Des Flandres, with a child she had not met before  but the child’s guardian asked if the child could come and speak to the Bouvier and also another group of children came to hug and pat her, with my permission and supervision.

Bouviers des Flandres at a dog show with a child

Ch. Chepam Valentiana at Calliope (who passed the final leg of the CD (obedience) title in July this year with first and high in trials

 

 

 

 

 

 

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