Dog Critique for NESS Championship Show 20/7/2019

Judge Mrs Anne Derry Balvenie

I would like to thank the NESS committee for inviting me to give my first set of CCs at this prestigious show. My ring stewards kept everything running very smoothly and this, along with the sporting way exhibitors accepted my decisions made this a very enjoyable day. There were quality dogs to go over and I was very pleased with my final line up.

Class 1 MP dog (4,2)
Two typical minor puppies, both enjoying their day out!
1st Johnston’s Wansleydale Beguiled, 8 month old bbt with a balanced outline and well off for body and bone. Correct head for age, with dark, oval eye and good stop. Low set ears and reachy neck into well laid back shoulders. Good depth to chest and well ribbed up. Level topline, which was held on the move. Well angulated rear and shown in good condition. He moved steadily round the ring on lovely tight feet. He was less steady and true on the move in the challenge for BPD.
2nd Ridsill’s Sharnyx Glacierice, 8 month old bb slightly rangier than my winner and not quite so mature in body. Lean head with nice, dark eye and sufficient stop. Good reach of neck and layback of shoulders. Level topline which he held on the move. Moved confidently round the ring on nice tight feet, but not as precise as 1. He gave his handler rather a hard time, but another nice boy, nonetheless.
 
Class 2 P Dog (4,2)
Two very different types of dog, each with their own merits.
1st Kelly’s Cornsett the Wise One, nearly 12 months old masculine boy. Well grown with plenty of substance and coat. A little broad over the skull, but dark eye giving a kind expression. Sufficient reach of neck into well laid back shoulders and good depth to chest. Well ribbed up,  but carrying just a little too much weight today. This affected his topline on the stack. He moved confidently round the ring and was true both forward and moving away. BPD
2nd Devine and Senior’s Hawklawn Relkino, 10 month old bbt, cast in a smaller mould than 1 and giving a lot away in age. Balanced outline, but not yet the body and substance to complete the picture. Lovely head with super dark eye and sufficient reach of neck. Correct front angulation with tight elbows and very neat feet. Level topline which he held on the move. Sufficient bend of stifle and correct tail set. He gave his handler a hard time on the move.  Moving in profile he looked balanced, but was somewhat erratic coming forwards and going away.

Class 3 Junior Dog (6)
1st Bryant and Hollis’s Silvamoon Storm Trooper for Phensett, 14 month old bbt, presenting a balanced outline when stacked. Masculine head with lovely side patch and dark expressive eyes. Low set ears and defined stop. Would prefer slightly squarer muzzle. Good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders and deep chested. Well off for body and bone, he shows a level topline, which is maintained on the move. Well ribbed up and with sufficient rear angulation. He moved positively and true and was shown in good coat and condition.
2nd Wright’s Sorbus Dance the Night Away, 17 month old ob showing balance and substance on the stack. Well proportioned head with dark eyes and melting expression. Reachy neck into good layback of shoulder and level topline. Plenty of depth to chest and well ribbed up. Correct rear angulation. Shown in good coat and very hard condition. Was not as positive or accurate on the move as the class winner, but a very nice boy.
3rd Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni

Class 4 Veteran dog (4,2)
1st Mellish’s Gemsett Pole Position for Monbrec , 7 year old bb who definitely does not look his age. Presents a balanced outline, with good reach of neck into correct lay back of shoulders. Masculine head with dark eyes and lovely soft expression. Shows good depth to chest and is well ribbed up with a level topline, which was maintained on the move. Good rear angulation and correct tail set. Shown in excellent, hard condition, he moved around the ring with drive and precision. In agreement with my co judge he was Best Veteran in Show.
2nd Hutchinson’s Mariglen Dancing Brave over Monaysbridge, 9 year old bbt who also did not look his age. A well bodied and balanced boy with masculine head, good reach of neck and correct lay back of shoulder. Well ribbed up, with level topline and correct tail set. Not the rear angulation of 1 and did not move with the same drive, though was true fore and aft.

Class 5 Yearling dog (3,1)
1st Normansell’s Latin Lover Rewind for Larrenie, 23 month old bb, presenting a balanced outline on the stack. Masculine head with dark eye, but not the stop or expression of number 2. Good reach of neck into correct shoulders, leading to level topline. Well bodied and boned and shown in good coat and hard condition. Very good rear angulation and tail straight off the back, which he used well on the move. Nice tight feet. He drove round the ring off strong quarters and was true moving away and coming towards.
2nd Snook’s Dalreavoch Northern Caper, 18 month old bb giving away 5 months in age to class winner. Not fully together yet, just needing time to mature. Balanced picture stacked, with good reach of neck into well laid back shoulders. Head is right for age and preferred stop and expression to the class winner. Well off for bone and well ribbed up. Movement was not as positive as 1 and with far less drive, but hopefully this will come with maturity. Tail set is on the low side, but was used to advantage on the move.

Class 6 Novice dog  (3)
1st Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni 12 month old ob who was third in Junior. Lots to like about this young man. Mature for his age, with correct outline and well off for bone. Lovely dark eye giving that soft setter expression. Sufficient reach of neck and well angulated shoulders. Good depth of chest and well ribbed up. Correctly angulated rear end and tight feet enabled him to move round the ring with drive.
2nd Brown’s Mariglen Nigh Manager at Yendorlech , 3yr old bbt who gave his handler a very hard time. More mature than class winner and in good coat, he was less balanced on the stack, tending to drop his topline. He has a masculine head and super dark eyes, with good reach of neck into adequate layback of shoulder. Well ribbed up and with good rear angulation and tail straight off the back. He lacked the positivity of 1 on the move, though shown in good hard condition.

Class 7 Graduate dog (5,1)
1st  Taylor’s Wansleydale Quicksilver,  balanced bbt shown in good coat and condition. Masculine head with low set ears and lovely dark, oval eyes. Reachy neck into good layback of shoulders, flowing into level topline, which was maintained on the move. Well off for body and bone, well ribbed up and correct tail set. Good rear angulation and hard condition ensured drive on the move, which was true fore and aft. Still needs to tighten a touch in front, but he is a young dog. Has a very promising career ahead, I am sure. Was pleased to award him the RCC
2nd Owen’s Sunrush Secret Love. Cast in a larger mould, this bbt was just not as finished as the class winner. Masculine head with typical setter expression, good reach of neck and sufficient lay back to shoulder. Good depth of chest and level topline, leading to correct rear angulation. Shown in good condition, he moved true both ways, but without the drive of 1and gave his handler quite a hard time.
3rd Wilson’s Ravensett Giovanni

Class 8 Post Graduate dog (5,1)
1st Arkley’s Hartsett Flash Dance, well coated, mature ob who I considered for the RCC. Very balanced outline, level topline and correct tail set. Super head with lovely dark eyes, good reach of neck into correctly placed shoulders. Tight elbows and good depth to chest. Well off for bone and body, with plenty of coat. Well angulated rear and good condition meant he moved with drive, but not quite the accuracy of the RCC winner. Another nice dog who I am sure will trouble the best.
2nd Brown’s Mariglen Top Gear at Yendorlech, bbt of heavier build than 1. Not quite the balance of 1 when stacked, but presented in good coat and condition. Broader in skull, he nonetheless has a pleasing expression, with dark eyes and low set ears. Good depth to chest, sufficient reach of neck and correct shoulder angulation. Tight elbows, well ribbed up and good bend of stifle complete the picture. He moved with drive, but not with the elegance or balance of the class winner.
3rd Mellish’s Wattlewood Silver Arrow to Monbrec

Class 9 Mid limit dog (2,1)
1st Kelly’s Alofrana Memphis Rock, bbt who stood alone. Presents a balanced outline and was in great coat and condition. Masculine head, low set ears, reachy neck into correctly angulated shoulders. Deep in body and well ribbed up with level topline and tail straight off the back. Lovely tight feet. Good rear angulation meant he moved with drive, but needs to tighten in front.

Class 10 Limit dog (5)
1st Jennings-Sharman’s Canteris Cool for Catz, bb, winning the class on movement. Overall balanced, with masculine head and dark eye. Sufficient reach of neck and correct layback of shoulder, with level topline and correct tail set. Good depth of chest, well off for bone and well ribbed up. Well angulated rear and hard condition meant he moved with drive and was accurate fore and aft. Shown in good coat.
2nd Butler’s Wansleydale Goldsmith, ob presenting a balanced profile. Masculine head and low ear set with reachy neck into good layback of shoulder. Deep in chest and well ribbed up, he was just dropping his topline a little today. Well bent stifle and correct tail set, with super coat completed the picture. Moved out well, but not quite the accuracy of the class winner.
3rd Oliver’s Bramstorm Oberon

Class 11 Open dog (6,2)
4 worthy show champions….a lovely class to judge!
1st   Stewart and Quenby’s Tattersett Galileo. Bb who is not overdone in any aspect….a good honest dog. He has recently gained his title, but was not entered as such in the catalogue. Very balanced outline from his masculine head to his correct tail set. Lean head with dark eyes and low set ears. Good reach of neck and sufficient layback of shoulder. Good depth to chest and well ribbed up. Level topline which was maintained on the move. Correct bend of stifle and hard condition ensured he moved accurately round the ring, with slashing tail action. Nice tight feet. Lovely coat completed the picture. A very nice boy. Moved with drive and animation in the challenge, which won him the CC.
2nd Thomson’s Sh Ch Mariglen Fetlar Caspellwynd bb of a different type. Larger frame, but balanced outline. Masculine head with kind expression. Good reach of neck and layback of shoulders with level topline and tail straight off the back. Deep in chest, well boned and well ribbed up. Good bend to stifle. Excellent coat, tight feet and shown in hard condition. Moved with drive but not as true or accurate as the class winner. Another lovely boy.
3rd Bryant and Hollis’s Sh Ch Phenset Blue Max

NESS Ch. Show – 20th July 2019

Judge Mrs Maggie White ( Bitches )

Firstly thanks to NESS for the invitation to judge at this Club Championship show and to the exhibitors for the sporting way in which they accepted my decisions. The Committee decided to have judging indoors and this was proved to be the right decision after the torrential rain that arrived in the afternoon. It was encouraging to see some quality youngsters, and I hope the breed continues to move forward in this way.

Minor Puppy Bitch (9 entries 1 Ab)
1st Taylors Wansleydale Bizzie Bee outstanding minor puppy so much work in this head, correct expressive eyes long lean neck into excellent shoulders good spring of rib level topline good bone moved with drive and style for one so young, so pleased to award her best puppy and a well-deserved BPIS

2nd Olivers Bramstorm Speckled Wood smart light blue well chiselled head dark eye clean neck and shoulders, short back level topline well off for bone shown in good coat moved well with style, another strong puppy.

3rd Williams Bournehouse Sunny Days

Puppy Bitch (5 Entries)
1st J Dennis L Harris & D Morgan Gemsett Ice Cold in Alex at Mariglen delightful orange lady, lean head with well-defined stop correct eye colour, long lean neck into well laid back shoulders, good spring of rib excellent on the move, another smart well-made youngster.

2nd Williams Bournehouse Calendar Girl tri girl with all the qualities one expects from this kennel feminine through and through everything in the right place and shown  in excellent coat moved well and true.

3rd Oliver Bramstorm Speckled Wood

Junior Bitch (3 Entries 1 Withdrawn)
1st Owens Sunrush Light My Fire smart lady lean head with correct eye shape gentle expression long lean neck into well set back shoulders straight front good rear angulation positive movement, shown in good coat.

2nd Jones Alolfrana N' all That Jazz, Kind expression straight front well off for bone shown with plenty of coat, positive movement.

Veteran Bitch (3 Entries 3 Abs)

Yearling Bitch (5 Entries 3 Abs)
1st Grimsdell Tattersett Dark Honey lovely lady who did not disappoint in any area, feminine head with soft expression good eye shape long lean neck into correct lay of shoulder, good spring of rib level topline well bent stifles moved with drive and style expertly handled. Pleased to award her the RCC and on the Referee's decision, she was awarded RBIS

2nd Williams Bournehouse Secret Love another smart lady with excellent proportions lean head and neck   good spring of rib and depth of chest in fantastic coat, moved with positive action.

Novice Bitch (6 Entries 1 Abs)
1st Olivers Bramstorm Speckled Wood

2nd Montells Culverwell Take Me To Heaven,  smart lady good angulation front and rear well off for bone tight feet took a while to settle but then moved well and true.

3rd Jones Alolfrana N' all That Jazz

Graduate Bitch (5 Entries 2 Abs)
1st C Hartle & A Stone Hartsett Lady In Grey smart tri good head with soft expression good eye shape long lean neck deep brisket well sprung rib cage level topline round bone tight feet moved with style and drive.

2nd N Bryant & V Hollis Phenset Sparks Will Fly dark eye lean neck excellent body properties with good angulation front and rear, move well.

3rd Tonkinsons Shelindair Cinderella

Post Graduate Bitch (3 Entries 2 Abs)
1st Owens Mariglen Candle In The Wind  pretty tri with well-defined stop dark eye low set ears, lean neck, short back deep rib cage with excellent bend of stifle moved well.

Mid Limit Bitch (3 Entries)
1st TaylorsWansleydale Margarita the star of the day another stunning bitch from this quality kennel, she oozes style and glamour, from her well chiselled head with the most feminine expression low set ears long lean neck, excellent lay of shoulder straight front deep rib cage level topline excels in bend of stifle and she moves with drive and style, shown in excellent condition handled and presented to perfection very pleased to award her her first CC and on the Referee's decision she was awarded BIS.

2nd  Montells Culverwell Celeste another very pretty bitch lean head well defined stop clean neck good body properties  stifles well bent shown in good coat and moved true.

3rd Ridsdills Tattersett Burnt Sugar at Sharnyx

Limit Bitch (5 Entries)
1st Dennis Mariglen Sweat Pea quality bitch from head to toe with melting expression oval skull long lean neck good lay of shoulder spring of rib and depth of chest, short coupled correct tail set moved well with drive.

2nd Wellers Ravensett Giselle at Juledeane another stunning lady beautiful head everything in the right place just today she did not have her coat on, but could not be denied her place.

3rd McCabes Rachdale Elegance

Open Bitch (9 Entries 4 Abs)
1st Dennis, Harris & D Morgan Nattaset Sonata Arctica at Mariglen dark blue with a lovely head well chiselled dark expressive eyes low set ears longest of lean necks level topline excellent spring of rib deep chest shown in good coat and condition, moved well on strong hindquarters.

2nd Grimsdells Tattersett Clever Cookie another super quality bitch who is so well constructed gentle expression low set ears long lean neck good lay of shoulders deep chest with plenty of heart room, strong muscular hindquarters, presented in tip top condition and moved with drive.

3rd Hartle & Stone Hartsett All My Lovin


Championship Show - Memorial Classes

Many thanks to the committee for the invitation to judge at this show and for their excellent hospitality.

David Ingham Memorial Special Yearling Award (12,6abs)

      1st Snook  - Dalreavoch Northern Caper

Well presented in good condition, a promising boy who is in a typical stage of development                                  for his age. Square in outline, good head and eye, long arched neck, sufficient bone, decent topline, deep chest, good bend of stifle, nicely muscled and covered the ground confidently on the move.

2nd Bailey   - Ravensett Seville at Gwithian

Another boy in a similar stage of development to 1st . Well constructed with decent  bone, deep chest and plenty of rib. Masculine head with soft expression and long arched neck, good topline but just a little longer cast than I would prefer. Presented in good coat and moved well.

3rd Bryant & Hollis - Silvamoon Storm Trooper For Phensett

The Special Open Memorial Award (13,2abs)

1st  Taylor - Wansleydale Margarita

What a girl, she has everything going for her. Nice size o/b with lovely square outline, feminine head of good proportions, kind dark eye with soft expression, long arched neck. Well constructed throughout with good bone and deep chest with plenty of rib, level topline and correct tail set. Her movement is relaxed, free and easy yet ground covering at the same time, she held her topline on the move with good head carriage also and a lashing tail that never stops. Presented in good coat. I could not deny her today and so pleased to see her later go BIS, well done.

2nd Howarth  - Alolfrana Kansas Kate at Moorbrook

Another nice square girl, a little smaller type than 1st but has an attractive head with  expressive eye. Well put together, level topline, short body, well developed ribcage, deep chest and good angulation. Movement once she settled was also free and easy with that excellent tail action that never stops even when standing. In good coat .Would personally prefer just a bit more of her.

3rd Oliver - Bramstorm Oberon
RUTH ROBERTS (Judge)

 

 

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