The Barbados Kennel Club’s first All Breeds Championship dog show for the year was judged by Rodney Oldham who has visited the island before but was here for the first time judging.
He is approved by The Kennel Club, UK to award Challenge Certificates to breeds which were at the show like the Rottweiller (which had the largest number of entries at this show), Bull Mastiff, Akita, French Bulldog, Tibetan Terrier, and also to judge Best in Show, the Utility Group and the Working Group which were the main groups represented at the show.
At this show there were no breeds entered in the Toy and the Terrier categories. There were fewer dogs at the show grounds but the show’s sponsors, Roberts Manufacturing Limited, which promotes the Vitapet brand of dog food, did a good job of promoting the show and the show ground had a good attendance with spectators.
Below is also a video they took of some of the judging. It is placed by the Utility Group as it shows the 4 breeds lined up for the Utility group judging. It also shows the hound judging (only one breed in the ring) and the Working Group Judging. At this show, there were only 4 breeds competing in the Working Group.
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS – DOGS
1st Mrs. L. Husbands’ Sh. Ch. Holders Sapphire Sky C.D. – Approaching 4yo, well balanced with proportioned head to body, dark well placed eye contributes to kind expression, clean neck and shoulder, depth to chest which is appropriately sprung, good topline and excellent tailset and carriage, clean easy mover, CC, BOB and BL.
GOLDEN RETRIEVERS – BITCHES
JUNIOR 1st S. & S. Armstrong’s Isabella Golden Allie – 16mo, feminine in head which is well balanced with super dark eye, moderate stop, reasonable front but tad upright in shoulder, gently sprung ribcage, excellent topline and bend to stifle, fairly free mover, improved once she settled to job in hand, RCC.
1st Mrs. L. Husbands & Mrs. J. Ray’s Sh.Ch. Angelusparks Heaven’s Gift to Thatcher -5yo solidly built and a very typical specimen of the breed but could project herself to greater advantage, good for pigmentation, well placed dark eyes, just enough stop, elbows held firm, straight front down to good feet, would prefer just a little more arch to neck, decent ribcage, sensible tailset and carriage, steady mover, CC.
LABRADOR RETRIEVERS – DOGS
1st Mrs. S.H. Leacock’s Linthwaite King Arthur of Theberton – 10mo and very promising, appeals for overall balance, super head type, broad flat skull, defined stop, well placed dark eyes, clean cheeks, strong neck and shoulders, straight forelimbs, well ribbed up and level in topline, otter tail, easy true mover covering the ground with ease, RCC.
1st Mr. T. & Mrs. V. Marshall’s Zinzara Tropical Thunder – 16mo Black, well balanced and shown in hard condition, proportioned masculine headpiece without exaggeration, straight front down to knuckled feet, depth to chest could just fill a little more with maturity, gentle slope to croup giving good tailset, moderate turn to stifle, steady mover.
1st Mrs. V. Challenor’s Sh.Ch. Zinzara Midnight Magic C.D. – 3yo black, nicely matured without a hint of excess, super head and eye, defined stop, liked his front assembly, strong neck into well laid shoulder, decent ribcage, short firm loin, a touch proud of his thick otter tail in action, turn to stifle, respectable mover in both directions, shown in hard condition, CC & RBOB. *
LABRADOR RETRIEVERS – BITCHES
1st Mrs. Z. Gray-Marshall’s Sh.Ch. Zinzara Darcy’s Delight (A.I.) – My idea of how a Labrador bitch should look, scores in make, shape and substance with absolutely nothing overstated, combines a touch of glamour with her attractive head and expression and her functional body and limbs, in action she is the total package and it was my pleasure to meet her at this event and give her top honours, CC, BOB, Best in Group, Best L/B in Show & Best in Show.
FLAT COATED RETRIEVER – DOGS
1st Mrs. B. Greenidge’s Sh.Ch. Blacfriar Monopoly in Paradise – 2.1/2yo Black, well grown and shown in hard condition, proportioned head of length, decent front assembly, elbows held firm, clean neck and shoulder, depth to chest which is moderately sprung, level topline with gentle slope to croup giving good tail carriage, turn to stifle, tidy mover, CC, BOB.
RHODESIAN RIDGEBACKS – BITCHES
1st Mrs. S.B. Hamilton-Outcalt’s Ch. Crownridge Bubble Candy(A.I.) C.D & 2nd Crownridge Bubblicious (A.I.) – RCC– sisters and understandably very alike, still in need of a little more socialisation, both balanced through, length to heads, super eyes and expressions, decent shoulders and fronts, well knuckled feet, felt 10 just had the edge in topline and held it better in action but will doubtless change places many times in the future. 1st CC & BOB/ BL, Best in Group.
AKITAS – DOGS
1st Mr. D. Cobham’s Radoni Emperor Grey – 12. 9mo and still very immature both physically and mentally, quite well grown just needing time to fill his frame and get through the juvenile period, would suggest would benefit from regular short sessions of lead walking and play to develop both his character and physique, RCC.
1st Mr. D.P. De B. Boyce’s Donkemre Thor – 5yo dark red/wh, very well grown with plenty of bone and substance, masculine head to suit with defined stop, strength and depth to muzzle, broad chest and depth through, double curl, steady mover, CC, BOB & B/L.
FRENCH BULLDOGS – DOGS
1st – Mrs. S. Jordan’s Jafrak Nut Brittle – Liked this 16mo fawn very much, is of a handy size and so well balanced and full of breed type, head is well laid out without exaggeration allowing easy breathing and clean eyes, muzzle and skull in proportion, broad front, well ribbed up, slope to croup giving low tailset, sound hindquarters, free mover, CC & BOB AND Utility Group.
FRENCH BULLDOGS – BITCHES
1st – Mr. H. Jordan’s Nican Happy Dragon Fly – Rich Fawn with blk mask, head in proportion, broad skull, ears well placed, deep stop, open nostrils, broad underjaw, width to chest, strong neck, slight rise over loin, low set tail, would prefer slightly better definition to hindquarters, steady mover once concentrating, RCC & B/L.
1st Mr. H. Jordan’s Ch. Jafrak Wowing The Crowds – 4yo mature brindle, liked her head and layout, broad skull, definite stop, excellent nostrils and underjaw, broad chest, head carried on good neck, well sprung ribs carried back, slight rise over loin, low set tail, gentle definition to hindquarters, easy true mover, CC, RBOB & Reserve in Group.
TIBETAN TERRIERS – DOGS
1st Dr. J. Crump’s Calliope Calypso Pan – Substitute handler. Of very good breed type, correct head, broad skull with defined stop, good eye, width to underjaw giving resolute expression, decent front assembly, firm shoulder and topline with slight rise over loin, quality coat coming, moved correctly once concentrating, RCC.
1st Dr. J. Crump’s Ch. Kybo Calypso Kid – 4yo B&W, also of very good breed type, well balanced, head is well laid out with dark eye, strength to underjaw, decent front assembly, large feet correct neck, level topline, well ribbed up and back, high set tail and carriage, decent hindquarters and action, CC & BOB.
TIBETAN TERRIERS – BITCHES
1st Ms. M. Ashby’s Calliope Sea Breezes Lover – 16mo, presents a compact outline, decent head and proportions, eyes dark, decent underjaw, straight front and firm elbows, big feet, gentle turn to stifle, easy mover, CC & RBOB & B/L.
STANDARD POODLES – BITCHES
1st Miss R. D’Andrade’s Princess Elsa – 7mo White with very attractive headpiece, soundly constructed, gentle stop, dark eye, good mouth, clean neck and shoulder, good topline and tailset, gentle turn to stifle, was a little reluctant to display her virtues to begin with settled to the job as the show progressed, just needs a little more socialising with maturity, BOB & B/L Puppy.
1st Mr. P. Blunte’s Maxi Million at Jamiser – 7mo blk, presents a compact square frame, length to head, moderate stop, neat chiselling to muzzle, good arched neck, straight front down to knuckled feet, good topline, turn to stifle, clipped off, RBOB.
BULLMASTIFFS – DOGS
1st Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s Nexgen Crimson Tide – 11mo brindle, well grown, broad flat skull, defined stop, depth to muzzle, dark eye, broad chest, well boned, knuckled feet, would prefer a shorter loin, good tasilset and carriage, tail just long enough, true enough on the move B/L Puppy.
1st Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s Nexgen The Big Ticket – 22mo masculine brindle, head well laid out, flat skull, definite stop, dark eye, depth through, broad underjaw, well boned, deep well sprung ribcage, gentle slope to croup and good tailset, steady mover, CC, BOB & B/L.
1st Mr. R. Wood’s Samhaven Kaluca White in Woodney – Red/Blk mask, good for type just a tad long caste, liked his head and properties, clean dark eye well placed, depth through strong muzzle, broad chest and straight forelimbs and firm elbows, well sprung ribcage, good tailset and carriage, well finished hindquarters, fairly respectable mover, RCC & RBOB.
1st Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s Ch. Ardhub Black’s in the Name to Nexgen – Well grown brindle, strength to masculine head, broad flat skull, deep stop, dark eyes, broad muzzle, powerful neck, straight forelimbs, reasonable topline, rather straight in hindquarters, steady mover.
BULLMASTIFFS – BITCHES
1st Mr. B.A. Bascombe’s Nexgen Hold That Tiger – 4yo Brindle, presents a compact outline, proportioned head, attributes well laid out, defined stop, broad chest, deep well sprung ribcage, level topline, low set tail, gentle turn to stifle, steady mover, CC.
2nd Mr. R. Wood’s Ch. Woodney Diana White No 29. Fawn/blk mask, 6yo, feminine all through with substance, dark eye, broad chest, powerful neck, very well sprung ribcage, firm loin, good tailset, reasonable mover. RCC.
ROTTWEILERS – DOGS
1st Mr. J. Jordan’s Neptune’s Pluto – 10mo, presents a compact outline, still quite raw and needing time to mature and put on a bit more substance, also needs some serious socialising and ringcraft before he gets much older.
2nd Mr. R. Baptiste’s Elthor Dark Cory – This lad is also still quite immature and needs time to fill his frame which is slightly longer caste than 1.
3rd Mr. J. Jordan’s Neptune’s Saturn – From first impressions thought this lad to be my winner for type and make and shape but alas further examination proved otherwise.
1st Mr. C. Bostic’s Bosvigo Bruno – Of good breed type and well put together but needs more ringcraft to enable proper examination.
2nd Mr. S. Bryan’s Elthor Dark Ace – Same comments apply.
1st Mr. J. Edghill’s Ch. Monifa Black Maximus – super specimens of this breed, well grown and masculine without exaggeration, lovely head, with super eye placement giving good expressionvery little to separate 1st & 2nd. CC, BOB, Best in Group RBIS.
2nd Dr. W. Welch’s Balto Von Muntz – Slightly shorter in loin but not quite the turn to stifle of 1st placed , in the final run off felt 1 just covered the ground with a slightly longer stride but really splitting hairs. RCC & RBOB.
ROTTWEILERS – BITCHES
1st Dr. W. Welch’s Elthor Dark Cass – this young miss has femininity with substance, head well laid out, definite stop, dark expressive eye, depth thru muzzle, ok front assembly, would prefer better feet, good length to neck, good croup, turn to stifle, steady mover. BP.
1st Mr. J. Edghill’s Kent Ridge Lois Lane’s Lover – Also feminine with substance, broad skull with defined stop, muzzle just tapers a tad, broad chest, straight front and firm elbows, very well sprung ribcage, firm loin, slope to croup, good tail carriage, steady on the move.
2nd Mr. R. T. Alleyne’s Richwood Diva Dancing – Feminine, I understand is not used to attending shows which probably explained her tense demeanour (not aggressive), reluctant to be handled but appeared to be typical of the breed.
1st Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Cia’s Heat – Preferred for type and substance but not in her best condition today, would like to see her another day in better coat. Liked her head and hindquarters, scored in skull with defined stop, dark eyes and strength to muzzle, straight front and firm elbows, reasonable feet, decent hindquarters and tidy movement.
2nd Mr. J. Jordan’s Monifa Dark Kimba – Shown in good coat and bodily condition but lacks the bone and substance of 1 and inclined to be rather straight in hindquarters.
1st Dr. W. Welch’s Bentley Von Muntz – This feminine lady has lots of appeal, substance and a broad flat skull, defined stop, dark eyes, firm but clean cheeks, good mouth, straight frond assembly with firm elbows, super neck and shoulders, well sprung ribcage, level topline with gentle slope to croup, excellent definition to hindquarters, easy reachy mover, CC.
2nd Mr. R.T. Alleyne’s Richwood Bea’s A Burning – This lass was close up here and also carries good substance, not quite the finish to muzzle of 1, straight front down to well knuckled feet, good for croup, gentle turn to stifle, free mover, RCC.
GERMAN SHEPERD DOGS – BITCHES
1st Mr. G. Bannister’s Skye Bella – Felt this 4yo GSD to be of honest type and construction without exaggeration, she was sound to handle and this was confirmed in action, I was happy to award her the CC & BOB.
BOXERS – BITCHES
1st Mr. M. & Mrs. L. Kings’s Tabor Ridge Princess Josie – 3yo red who presents a balanced outline, head is balanced and well laid out with definite stop, dark eyes and depth to muzzle, straight forelimbs and firm elbows, ribs gently sprung, good topline, moderate turn to stifle, steady mover, RCC.
1st Ms. G. Leach’s Sundial’s Aurora Sunrise At Worthington – 2yo red portraying a compact outline and proportioned head carried on an arched neck, defined stop, dark well placed eyes, muzzle just strong enough, straight forelimbs, deep well sprung chest, gentle turn to stifle, easy reachy mover, CC & BOB.
1st Ms. G. Leach’s Ch. Worthingon’s Pretty N Peach – 7yo Boxer of excellent type, solidly built with plenty of substance whilst retaining femininity, liked her head and expression, good neck and shoulder, straight front down to good feet, sound hindquarters and an easy mover.