Here are some of the judges critiques from General Championship Shows and Greyhound Club Shows 2017.
PD (3,1a) 1 Bartlett’s Jet’s Intermezzo By Night with Ransley, lovely black puppy of super type. Long head, long neck, good lay of shoulder, good return of upper arm, excellent ribbing. Well angulated rear. Only 6 months but I thought he was gorgeous. BP; 2 Skinner’s Skyswift Moonlite Tango, another promising puppy. Good head, neck & shoulder, deep ribbing, balanced rear. Less settled on the move today. JD (0). PGD (3,1) 1 Barlett’s Romgrey Sea Horse with Ransley, good head & eye, would have liked a better lay of shoulder, deep ribbing, well angulated quarters; 2 West’s Windspiel Northern Stroler to Gemsbok, I liked this boy’s overall construction but he was very light in condition today. OD (3,1) 1 Spurr’s Ch Boughton Brigadier, good length of head, good eye, long neck, well constructed shoulder, good bone & ribbing, well angulated quarters. Moved soundly. BD & BOB; 2 Rogers & Rogers’ Horus des Dames du Lac avec Eldesi, black dog. Not quite as relaxed as the winner. Good head & neck, well angulated front & rear. Sound on the move. RBD.
PB & JB (0). PGB (4,2) 1 Vernon’s Artefakt Gala, lovely head & eye, long neck, good shoulder placement, would prefer a little more return of upper arm, excellent deep ribbing, well angulated quarters. Moved well keeping a good outline; 2 Carmichael’s Ballymac Evita, lighter type of bitch. Fair head & neck, balanced angulation front & rear. Could do with a little more length. Moved soundly. OB (3,1) 1 Newsham’s Windspiel Northern Sharona, beautiful long head, good eye shape. Small ears, long neck, good fill in front, good shoulder, deep ribbing, well balanced quarters, moved well with a good outline. BB; 2 Howlett’s Ch Boughton Balanchine, another well constructed bitch who pressed hard but I just preferred the winners bone on the day. Beautifully conditioned & presented. RBB.
CRUFTS, 09/03/17 - Greyhounds
I fully enjoyed my day at Crufts judging my own first breed after forty years of my life spent with it. Quality was higher in bitches, where I had several good ones, than in dogs. I was very pleased with size, in general close to the ideal required by the Standard. VD (3) 1 McKnight & McLaughlan’s Ch Azrams Secret Mission, a great favourite of mine & my CC winner at the 2012 club show. I never saw him again afterwards; today I found that he has improved having dried up but still keeping his lovely substance & bone. Excellent head with beautiful eyes, long, strong yet elegant neck, the best of front & forechest, correctly long body with curvy lines, excellent rear, all that resulting in an easy & economic movement. CC; 2 Spacey’s Boughton Blazing Bridges over Hallimans, beautiful head & expression, front & rear well balanced, should have a stronger topline & cover more ground moving; 3 Pinder & Clarke’s Savana Barry, excellent head, eyes & expression, more elegant neck, would prefer him a bit longer in body, excellent topline, more angles in rearquarters & more ground covered moving. PD (3) 1 Bartlett’s Jet’s Intermezzo By Night with Ransley, lovely elegant yet masculine head, excellent neck, front & rear well angulated & balanced, more arch over the loin should come with age, excellent croup, moves with a lot of drive & reach, more ring training needed; 2 Howlett & Howden’s Skyswift New Moon, lovely head & neck, could have some more forechest, front & rear well balanced, excellent topline, he too needs more ring training; 3 Skinner’s Skyswift Moonlite Tango, excellent head with very nice expression, strong yet elegant neck, correct top & underline, but croup too steep, should have more drive behind. JD (1) Sekulic’s Fionn Clann Sannford, excellent head, eyes & ears, long elegant neck, excellent front & topline, beautiful underline, moving covers the ground well, more parallel behind. PGD (4) 1 Bartlett’s Romgrey Sea Horse with Ransley, excellent masculine head, strong yet elegant neck, still a bit close in elbows, lovely top & underline, excellent side movement; 2 Robertson & McLaughlan’s Jet’s Be Just & Fear Not at Azrams, white with great pigment, lovely head, elegant neck, pasterns a bit too soft, slightly toeing in, lovely top & underline, excellent side movement, more solid in front up & down; 3 West’s Windspiel Northern Stroler to Gemsbok, excellent head, more pigment around eyes, lovely long neck, medium angulated front, excellent topline but would prefer a slightly less steep croup, covers enough ground moving. LD (5) 1 Wager’s Fortheringhays Answered Prayers, not a big one, but with a nice strong bone & substance. Lovely head, eyes & expression, excellent neck, body lines & length, moves well; 2 Fitzgerald’s Boughton Bold And Brave of Dawnchase, very nice head, excellent neck & front, top & underline, moves well, but 1 covers more ground; 3 Rogers’ Horus Des Dames Du Lac avec Eldesi, like him a lot, with his lovely head, neck & front, excellent body lines & length, just would prefer more rear angles to balance the front. OD (13,3a) 1 Horakova’s Ch/Int/Nord Ch Jet’s Man In The Moon, strong masculine dog with excellent head, elegant yet muscular neck, front & rear well balanced, lovely body proportions & lines, moves well covering the ground easily; 2 Dumortier’s Graal Quest Just One More, lovely expressive head, long, strong & elegant neck, front & rear correctly angulated & balanced, excellent body proportions, powerful mover, topline flatten a little bit when moving, he can do better if more relaxed in the ring; 3 Robertson & McLaughlan’s Ch Boughton Balance Of Power at Azrams, lovely head & expression, excellent neck, a bit too wide in front, correctly angulated front & rear, nice top & underline, moves well, sometimes with a happy tail. R/c D (5) Ormond’s Farloe Bingo, lovely head, eyes & expression, excellent neck, front & rear well angulated, lovely body proportions & lines, should have more size & bone, moves well; 2 Reynolds’ Saw Doctor at Wickwar, excellent head & expression, fair neck, well angulated front, good body length, very strong & wide thig, but rear needs more angles; 3 Brown’s Sneezys Roller, lovely head, dark eyes, long muscular neck, excellent front & body, no rear angles both standing & moving. GCD (1) B Blazing Bridges over H. VB (9) Boggia’s Boughton Bellina, beautiful expressive head, long neck, very well angulated both ends, excellent body proportions & lines, really a superb mover. RCC (same award I gave her at the 2012 Club Show); 2 Newsham’s Ch/Bel Ch Windspiel Northern Stylo, excellent head & neck, front & rear well angulated & balanced, nice curvy body, moves well; 3 Toikka & Norhio-Hanski’s Int/Fin/S/Est Ch Sobers Nobilia, lovely kind of Greyhound, really nice feminine head, long elegant neck, correctly angulated in front & rear, nice lines, moves well but not like 1 & 2. PB (1) Howlett’s Skyswift Moonlite Serenade, lovely head, neck & front, nice top & underline, body could be slightly longer, medium angulated rear, moving the overall picture improves. JB (1) Wager’s Fionn Clann Sunniva, excellent head & neck, well angulated front & rear, more oval feet, nice body lines, moving front & rear not yet completely balanced. PGB (10,5) 1 Primavera & Ahrens Primavera’s Sobers Achillea Karkati, beautiful 17 months old bitch. Expressive elegant head, long clean neck, the best of fronts, lovely body lines & length, a great mover. CC & BOB; 2 Hargreaves’ Dare Alla Luce Fabulous In Grey, more compact than 1, with feminine head & lovely expression, very nice neck, correctly angulated & balanced front & rear, excellent top & underline, nice free movement; 3 Barber & Battley’s Estet Classic Kalends, excellent head & neck, front & rear well balanced & angulated, could have some more arch over the loin, moves well. LB (7,1) 1 Thompson’s Jasmine at Barnesmore des Legendes du Moyen Age, lovely important but feminine head, elegant yet muscular neck, front & rear correctly angulated & balanced, excellent body lines & length, moves well; 2 Mackenzie’s Boughton Macs Bouncing Bomb, excellent head & expression, elegant yet muscular neck, front & rear well balanced, nice top & underline, moves well; 3 Koulermou’s Ina’s Fashion Chic De, beautiful head & eyes, excellent neck & lines, medium angulated in front, where she must cover more ground moving. OB (15,4) 1 Oware’s Azravi’s Play Hide N’seek, really nice bitch, lovely head & expression, elegant neck, well balanced front & rear, excellent curvy lines, moves very well; 2 Primavera & Ahrens-Primavera’s Sobers Xtravaganza, another quality bitch with lovely head, neck & front, excellent lines & rear, the winner covers more ground moving; 3 Koulermou's Ina's Fashion Bright, a third bitch of lovely type & quality who moves very well. R/c B (10) 1 Wager’s Aust/Sui/Ger Ch Fionn Clann Katniss, lovely bitch of nice type, excellent head, neck & front, nice body lines & proportions, well angulated behind, moves well; 2 Thompson’s Galtee Bella at Muicks, very nice head with beautiful expression, long muscled neck, correct front, excellent lines, should have more angles behind, lovely wide thig, moves well; 3 Ormond’s Sneezys Autumn, feminine head, nice expression, long neck, medium angulated both ends, excellent lines, covers enough ground moving. GCB (3) 1 Clarke’s Fifi Jo, feminine, beautiful eyes, excellent neck, front & rear, moves well; 2 McFarlane’s Talissand Armouos Mystic, too thin today, but of lovely quality; 3 Sadler’s Undercover Lucy, feminine head with excellent expression, more elegant neck, low at withers when she moves.
1st Newsham’s Windspiel Northern Script rising 2, litter mate of best dog winner. Mostly white with red markings, deep and curvaceous, good head and expression, feminine. Kind
eye and enough pigment. Lovely reach of neck into good shoulders, neat elbows, stands over a lot of ground, correct rise over the loin and nice curve to underline. Moved out so well and good in
profile. Best Bitch, RBIS 2nd Allen’s Mistweave Miss Sunshine at Zoraden rising 5 year old fawn lady, mother of the beautiful puppies here today. She has a sweet head and expression, and
nice shape, she does loose her topline a little on the move. Placed over 3 on overall balance. 3rd Hargreaves & Howlett’s Am Ch Grandcru Resonance With Mistweave (Imp USA)
Special Racing/Lure Coursing 6 - 2 abs
1st Skinner’s Miss Longrange Snow such a sweet girl white and black and has been a favourite of mine for a while! She has a lovely head and expression and, for a racing bred bitch, she has a correct underline and arch over the loin, good mover out and back and in profile. 2nd Armstrong’s Blackrose Lexi fawn brindle and white, very pretty girl, in such good condition sweet head and expression. Correct in most departments and such a happy lady, moved well out and back. 3rd Clarke’s Fifi Jo - deserves a mention at a fabulous 12 years old, such a sound and elegant girl - awarded a special for the oldest R/C in show
Veteran 3 - 1 abs
1st Ayling’s Telltales Celia (Imp) 8 year old blue in good body condition, nice curves, pleasant head and expression, correct bone, slightly stilted movement. Best Veteran.2nd Clarke’s Fifi Jo, see above, lovely elderly lady thoroughly enjoying her day out - a credit to her owner.
Pinder & Clarkes - a well matched pair of white and blue racing hounds , who performed very sweetly as a brace.
The Greyhound Club (afternoon show) 26th March 2017
Puppy Dog: 5 Entries 1 Absent
1. Jet’s Intermezzo By Night With Ransley (Imp Nor), an impressive black 8 month old puppy of correct type, tall upstanding and with good bone, beautiful free and easy movement.
2. Zoraden Love Man, smaller than 1, balanced, curvy with a good forechest and well laid shoulder, lovely head and expression, good bone and correct feet, moved with reach and drive.
Junior Dog: 1Entry
1. Flame Thrower, Brindle with a lovely head, dark eyes and neat ears, would prefer more angulation front and behind, lovely deep chest and correct rise over loin, moved well.
Post Graduate Dog: 2 Entries 1 Absent
1. Romgrey Sea Horse With Ransley, Masculine red brindle & white pari colour, handsome head, presented in excellent condition with a gleaming coat, good bone, well muscled, moved well.
Open Dog: 3 Entries
1. Windspiel Northern Script, very handsome, masculine red and white dog of balanced proportions, good bone, lovely reach of neck, deep chested, curvy hindquarters, moved with reach and drive BD & BIS
2. Ch. Ichabod Crane Ad Honores, 4 year old, a well balanced red male, good head and expression with small neat ears, long well arched neck, good bone, correct feet, good length of body and depth of chest. moved well. RBD
Special Racing/Lure Coursing Dog: 6 Entries 1 Absent
1. Jiggery Pokery, 7 year old, a handsome black male, smaller than 2 but well balanced with curvy hindquarters, moved well.
2. Flame Thrower, Brindle with a lovely head, lovely dark eyes, neat ears, would prefer more angulation front and behind, lovely deep chest and correct rise over loin, moved well.
Veteran Dog: 1 Entry
1. Savana Barry, 8 year old, lovely kind expression, good depth of chest, short in the body, moved well.
Puppy Bitch: 5 Entries 1 Ab.
1. Skyswift Moonlite Serenade, red and white elegant and feminine bitch with curves all the right places, she caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring, presented in perfect condition, lovely head, dark eyes, long, well arched reach of neck into good front, excellent topline and croup into curvy well muscled hindquarters, good depth of chest, lovely flowing movement with plenty of reach and drive. BB & RBIS
2. Zoraden A Little Tenderness With Cairdean, white and brindle bitch of good proportions with a curvy outline and well angulated hindquarters, lovely feminine head and expression, moved well.
Junior Bitch: No Entries
Yearling Bitch: 2 Entries 2 Absent
Post Graduate Bitch: 2 Entries 1 Absent
1. Estet Classic Kalends (Imp), faun balanced and curvy brindle bitch, pretty feminine head, very long neck into well laid shoulder, good forechest and hindquarters, lovely flowing movement.
Limit Bitch: 2 Entries
1. Boughton Macs Bouncing Bomb, a really elegant and well balanced bitch of correct proportions, pretty head with dark eyes, lovely long neck, good topline and croup, deep chest and curvy hindquarters, moved true with reach and drive.
2. Mistweave Miss Giggles Toward Skyswift, faun bitch with a lovely feminine head, lovely deep chest and topline into well balanced hindquarters, moved well.
Open Bitch: 3 Entries
1. Windspiel Northern Sharona, gorgeous feminine red and white bitch, lovely head, long well arched reach of neck, a good front with a lovely deep chest, curvy well angulated hindquarters, moved well. RBB
2. Am Ch Grandcru Resonance With Mistweave (Imp USA), lovely feminine bitch of generous proportions, well angulated, moved well.
Special Racing/Lure Coursing Bitch: 6 Entries 4 Absent
1. Miss Longrange Snow, 6 year old, a balanced and well muscled bitch, good toppling and underline, moved well.
2. Blackrose Lexi, 4 year old red brindle, lovely head and expression ,moved with reach and drive.
Veteran Bitch: 3 Entries 1 Absent
1. Telltales Celia (Imp), 8 year old, pretty head, neat ears, very curvy with a deep chest and good topline, in excellent condition, moved well.
2. Fifi Jo, 12 year old, red brindle, a lovely gentle lady with the sweetest head and expression, unfortunately not sound on the move today.
Brace: 1 Entry
1. Savana Barry & Moors Maranda
Denise Isaac (Blakeskerra)
WELKS - 2017
Thank you to the exhibitors for bringing their Hounds along and my two stewards for braving the cold wind. It was a shame that some exhibits were not behaving very well today and so not showing off to their best advantage, perhaps the weather and the workman adjacent to our ring did not help. I found type very varied and sadly not many moving as Iwould have liked.
PD (4, 2) 1 Proctor's Zoraden These Arms Of Mine. Very baby wh/br parti, still needing to body up and settle in movement. 2 Howlett & Howden's Skyswift New Moon. Upstanding mainly white puppy with lots of bone and substance, he was really not showing himself off today and appeared to fall away too much over the croup, it will be interesting to see how he matures.
JD (1) 1 Allen's Zoraden Love Man. Lovely quality wh/br parti, super type with good head for his age, correct reach of neck lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, adequate body and depth, well balanced for a pup, good topline flowing into correct amount of thigh and second thigh, stood over plenty of ground and moved well. BPD & BP.
YD (1) 1 Corbeaux's Les-Feux-De-La-Rampe Ad Honores (ATC AT01396FRA). Red dog good for size and substance, lovely head carried well on correct reach of neck, enough return of upper arm but would have preferred a little more lay of shoulder, good body and depth with correct topline, strong well developed quarters, unfortunately would not settle on the move and consequently did not show correct Greyhound movement.
PGD (2) 1 West's Windspiel Northern Stroler To Gemsbok. Lovely type of predominately white dog, good through head, neck and lay of shoulder, correct body and depth, correct topline and tailset, good through thigh and second thigh with just the right sweep of stifle, unfortunately movement was difficult to assess. 2 Allen's Zoraden Satisfaction.
LD (4, 2) 1 Fitzgerald's Boughton Bold And Brave Of Dawnchase ShCM. Quality brindle with elegant head carried well on correct reach which flows nicely into well laid shoulders, good return of upper arm and infill, just the right amount of body for size with ribs carried well back, good topline and correct tuck-up, strong well made quarters, lovely long flowing stride and true coming and going. DCC and BOB. 2 McLaughlan's Jet's Be Just And Fear Not At Azrams (Imp Nor). Wh/bl parti with quality head, great reach of neck which fitted well into correct lay of shoulder, flowing topline into correct tailset and strong quarters, good profile movement.
OD (5) 1 Spurr's Ch Boughton Brigadier ShCM. Wh/br parti, good through head, neck, shoulder and return of upper arm, correct top and underlines, ribs carried well back, well developed thigh and second thigh, stood over plenty of ground, good profile movement. RDCC. 2 McLaughlan's Ch Boughton Balance Of Power At Azrams. Bl/br with lean elegant head, correct reach of neck and front assembly, correct depth, bone and feet, strong quarters which he used to his advantage on the move. 3 Millward & Race's Windspiel Northern Scribe For Alouann.
VB (2) 1 Toikka & Norhio-Hanski's Int/Fin/S/Est Ch Sobers Nobilia (ATC AS01260ITA). Quality br with a lovely head, correct reach of neck and front assembly, just the right amount of body with ribs carried well back, correct topline and tuck up, good thigh and second thigh, moved well and pushed hard for the CC, RBCC.
PB (6, 1) 1 Hill's Zoraden Your Precious Love At Shimmeree. Quality bl/br pup with a lovely feminine head, good reach of neck lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, well bodied for age, good topline and tuck up, well develpoped quarters, moved well for one so young. 2 Cutter & Lubin's Zoraden My Girl At Chosovi. Litter sister to the class winner and could change places another day, similar remarks apply, two nice bitches. I hope that they grow into their early promise. 3 Boggia's Boughton Balenciaga.
OB (5, 1) 1 Heath's Ch Boughton Back To Blighty. Lovely quality bl/br parti who is good for size and breed type, quality feminine head, carried on a great reach of neck, good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, correct bone feet and spring of pastern, correct body with ribs carried well back, lovely topline flowing into correct tailset and strong quarters, moved well. BCC. 2 Allen's Mistweave Miss Sunshine At Zoraden. Fawn that I have liked before, now 5 years old and whilst she looked lovely standing, she did not put her all into her movement, she is a lovely type of quality bitch. 3 Boggia's Boughton Bellina.
Mrs Jan Wood
Birmingham National Dog Show 4th May
I very much enjoyed my appointment, dry, sunny day, a bit of a breeze although this did not seem to bother any of the entry, the puppies were maybe a bit bouncier! My Stewards were excellent. The hounds were well presented although there were a few nails that needed cutting. Certainly, the youngsters were most pleasing, and a good sign, I hope, for the future. The one thing I did find were some rather “uneven” mouths. Something to watch for. Overall, I was pleased with my winners and it was so nice to hear applause from the ringside spectators.
MPD-1 , Fitzgerald’s Boughton Berluti of Dawnchase, 8 months, mainly white with blue brindle ears. Very happy puppy, attractive, well put together, clean outline, showing balance assembly front and rear. Gentle rise over loins, powerful back. Moved well for a baby with reach and strength. Loved his head and soppy baby expression. Lovely temperament .Enjoying his day out!
PD-3(1), Skinner’s Skyswift Moonlite Tango, beautiful 11mo. red brindle, gorgeous outline standing and on the move. Liked his head and bright expression. Graceful neck into well placed shoulders. Gentle rise over loin, strong h/ quarters, great long tail. A very well balanced and likable youngster, he moved with real purpose. Promising boy, will watch his progress with interest. My BP.
2- Howlett & Howden’s, Skyswift New Moon, 11mo. litter brother to above. White/fawn head markings, slightly smaller cast than 1. A nice puppy who is well constructed, and I would have expected to move more freely. He has a nice head and kind expression, decent neck and good shoulders, topline a bit flat, correct h/quarters, hocks well let down. Perhaps he found the wind a bit unsettling.
JD-1, Allen’s Zoraden Love Man, 10 mo.white and brindle Another lovely baby, typical head with a soft expression, well made f/hand and h/quarters, rather soft topline. His movement was very much that of a youngster today, rather loose in front and “pinning in”. Time very much on his side.
PGD-3(1), 1 West’s Windspiel Northern Stroler to Gemsbok, At 22 mo. this boy is coming into his own. Upstanding, shapely white with faint red markings. Moves very well, up & back, with long, low and easy side gait. Deep brisket, tidy f/hand and well muscled h/quarters, strong feet with just the right amount of flex in pastern. Nice head, still to mature but super expression and good dark eye. Delighted to award him the RDCC.
2- Titheradge’s Estet Classic Keepsake, Brindle of 2 yrs., Clean head, with a keen expression, Tidy ears. Although rather different from 1st, this boy is pleasing in most aspects. Not the topline of 1, but well made front and h/quarters, deep brisket, neat tuck-up. Not quite the strength on the move although went reasonably well.
LD-2(1), Fitzgerald’s Boughton Bold and Brave of Dawnchase ShCM, At 3yrs. this mahogany brindle is a classic picture of masculinity and elegance. Shown in gleaming, fit condition, great head, correct ears, bright eyes, smooth neck into well placed shoulders. Very good depth to brisket and a tidy cut-up. Strong back, gentle rise over loins, powerful hindquarters, low hocks, ex. feet . He moves as well as his construction dictates….easy, flowing and true. My pleasure to award him the DCC& BOB.
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OD-2, Spurr’s Ch.Boughton Brigadier ShCM, White and brindle 3 yr. Handsome chap, with a nice outlook, clean neck, decent f/hand , upper arm, deep bodied, strong over his back but rather flat today, broad h/quarters. Carrying a bit much “condition” today. Side gait was long and low, bit loose coming towards me with a tendency to “pin-in”.
2- Howlett & Howlett’s Boughton Blenheim Sh.CM, rising 5 year old blue brindle who has matured a lot since I last saw him. He really does have such a lovely head with such a gentle look about him. Well bodied, with depth but not much tuck-up. Rather straight in upper arm, but h/quarters are strong and he moves very well around the ring.
MPB-1, Boggia’s Boughton Balenchiaga, 8mo. little blue brindle sweetheart! Very baby puppy, enjoying her day out! She excels in her f/hand which is well matched by her h/quarters. A well balanced youngster of balanced proportions. Lovely head and a happy expression. As she should, for a baby she moves well if a trifle loose. A promising puppy.
PB-2(1), Cutter & Lubin’s Zoraden My Girl at Chosovi , 9mo. brindle girl of lovely quality, super head and expression. One that is not over-done, having a v. good forehand, upper arm, matching her hind angulation. This balance was very obvious on the move, long easy strides. A very correct and elegant puppy. BPB.
PGB-3, The bitches in this class were very varying in type. Vernon’s Artefakt Gala, Dark brindle bitch of nearly 2yr. Best movement in class, elegant , classic head. Well placed shoulder, upper arm, a bit flat in topline (as were all in the class), but generous h/quarters, smooth underline with good depth for her age, and proper tuck-up. Her steady , reaching movement up & back and around the ring was very pleasing.
2- Battley&barber’s Estet Classic Kalends (imp) Blue brindle of a different type, Strongly made and well muscled, a back like a “beam”, not often seen these days. No exaggerations to her at all, well put together with a well set on f/hand and a back end to match. Topline a bit flat. Feminine head , lovely clean neck into her shoulders. Very fit, in gleaming condition.
3-Burton & Burton’s Boughton Bombshell
LB-4, 1-Spacey’s Pineron Patty Estet Classic at Hallimans (imp Fin) White and brindle bitch, 3yr. Beautifully presented, v. fit , carrying just the right amount of muscle. Classic head, dark eyes, ex. pigment. Correct f/hand assembly, rise over loin, and strong h/quarters, hocks well let down, wide second thigh and a broad back-side! Deep bodied bitch, my only criticism of her would be a rather sharp cut up to her very neat waist. An elegant and sound moving girl, pleased to award her the BCC today,
2- Wueger’s Fortheringhay’s Awakening Of Love, 2yr. white and red bitch of a nice type, who really came into her own in the Challenge for the BCC. Very neatly made, attractive head and expression, clean neck, liked her f/hand, rise over loin, fell away a bit but strong h/quarters. Sympathetically handled which paid dividends in the Challenge as she moved so much better than in the class. RBCC.
3- Samson’s Estet Classic Romance (imp)
OB-2 , 1-Hargreaves & Howlett’s Am. Ch. Grand Cru Resonance With Mistweave (imp USA), 3yr. white and blue/fawn brindle. Feminine head with a really gorgeous expression, tidy shoulders and well laid upper arm, she is curvy, has a broad back and ex, h/quarters. Well filled front. She moved so well, with ease and soundness, one of the best of the entry. Today, for me, she was just carrying a bit too much “condition” and it spoiled her overall balance. A very sweet bitch.
2- Mackenzie’sBoughton Macs Bouncing Bomb, Pretty white and brindle with a lovely head, dark eye and pleasant expression. Standing, she looks well . Would like to see a bit more muscle on her, as, at the moment, she is lacking in second thigh and is generally loose coming and going. She is still young and has time to develop and mature
VB-2, 1- Holder & Howes Maria Lucia Di Mascotts, Fit blue brindle lady of 10 yrs. Moved very well until the Challenge, in spite of her handler tripping over her! Classic and elegant head, holds herself proudly, still maintains a strong topline, and she really covered the ground. BV
2- Boggia’ Boughton Bellina, Very nice brindle girl of 7yr. Correct f/hand and h/quarters, rather soft in topline. Very deep brisket, neat tuck-up. Gleaming jacket, looking very well in the sun. Moved well. A pleasure to see both these Veterans!
Judge….Mrs. Susan Rabey-Wilkinson
THREE COUNTIES (NO CCS ON OFFER)
I would like to say a big thank you to the Officers and Committee for their dink invitation to judge Greyhounds. Thanks also go to my two lovely stewards who ensured the smooth running of the ring.
PD (4) 1 Allan's Zoraden Love Man. 10 month old, white and brindle. This young lad has got so much to like about him, he is maturing very nicely. Lovely head, nice long neck which went into a well laid shoulder. Correct underline, he is strong in second thigh and has nice tight feet. This youngster moved round the ring in a pleasing settled manner. I was pleased to ward him RBD, the bitch had the edge on maturity in the puppy challenge. 2 Proctor's Zoraden These Arms of Mine, litter brother of 1, white and brindle, not the length of neck, and perhaps not it the same muscular condition, a bit straight in stifle, not as settled as 1 on the move, a lot to like about him and he has time on his side. 3 Skinner's Skyswift Moonlite Tango.
OD (1) 1 Millward and Race's Windspiel Northern Scribe for Alouann, 23 month old white with red markings. What a showman this lad is, maturing into a handsome greyhound.. Very nice neck going into well muscled shoulders, good in tuck up and correct rise over the loin. He is in fit condition which showed in his strong second thigh and powerful hind quarters. He owned the ring when he was moving and could do a day of work. BD and BOB.
PB (2) 1 Isaac's Jet's Midnight Sonata for Blakeskerra (Imp Nor). 10 month old white and black. What a beautiful young lady, she had such ring presence. Very feminine head, long neck going into well laid shoulders. She is nicely muscled and not over done in any way. She has a lot of maturing to do which is to be expected at this age. Her movement is straight and true and a pleasure to watch in profile, she possesses grace with stamina and elegance. BP. I was delighted to hear that she later went Best Puppy in Group and ultimately Best Puppy in Show. 2 Shakespeare's Zoraden A Little Tenderness with Cairdean, 10 month old white and brindle, litter mate to the two puppy dogs. Not so easy to access, her mind was on other things! Once settled, she has the right credentials, maturing slowly - which is not a bad thing in any way - she would benefit by carrying a little more condition, and her movement today was rather unsettled.
PGB (1) 1st Vernon's Arktefakt Gala, 23 month old brindle lady in fabulous condition, in skin and muscle tone. She gleamed. She has well placed shoulders, and generous hind quarters providing powerful movement, she was sound up and down and nice in profile, - strength and elegance. Today, she was a little level in her topline, however underline is correct. Lots more to come from her yet. BB and RBOB.
SKC - MAY - 2017
I would like to thank all exhibitors for a lovely entry.
JD (4, 1) 1 Bartlett's Jet's Intermezzo By Night With Ransley (Imp Nor), good head and length of neck, well placed shoulder, good ribs, well boned with good feet, well bent stifles, moved steady. 2 Allen's Zoraden Love Man, good head, neck and shoulder, a bit short in length at the moment, fair quarters, crabbed slightly on the move. 3 Proctor's Zoraden These Arms Of Mine, good head and length of neck, roached topline standing and on the move, needs time to mature and settle in movement.
PGD (1) 1 West's Windspiel Northern Stroler To Gemsbok, good head, neck and shoulder placement, good body condition, still to drop in chest, well muscled quarters, moved okay.
LD (3) 1 Newsham's Windspiel Northern Script, good head, neck and shoulder placement, good body with deep chest, topline falls away in croup, would prefer better length of sternum, well muscled quarters, best mover in class. 2 Hargreaves Fionn Clann Ixsander With Mistweave, liked his head, neck and shoulder placement, would prefer better spring of rib, topline bit flat, good quarters, moved steady. 3 Bartlett's Romgrey Sea Horse With Ransley (Imp), strong dog with good neck and body, fair quarters, not moving well on the day.
OD (3) 1 Boggia's Ina's Fashion Blissfully Boughton (Imp), good head, would prefer a darker eye, long muscular neck with a well placed shoulder, deep chest, good body condition, good legs and feet, good topline and under line, well muscled quarters, moved well in all directions, CC. (his third), congratulations. 2 Spurr's Ch. Boughton Brigadier ShCM, pleasing head and length of neck, well placed shoulder, good body, legs and feet,well muscled quarters, good mover, Res. CC. 3 Millward & Race's Windspiel Northern Scribe For Alouann, liked his head, neck and shoulder placement, good bone, stands with front feet slightly turned out, good body with deep chest, would prefer better length of sternum, topline slopes from withers to croup, well muscled quarters, steady mover.
JB (3) 1 Boggia's Boughton Balenciaga, good head, neck and shoulder placement, good legs and feet, liker her topline and underline, well bodied for age, good quarters, moved well in all directions for one so young, Res. CC, BPIB and Puppy Group 2 congratulations. 2 Cutter & Lubin's Zoraden My Girl At Chosovi, liked her head and length of neck, well placed shoulder, well bodied, fair quarters, moved well. 3 Shakespeare's Zoraden A Little Tenderness With Cairdean, pleasing head neck and shoulder, good legs and feet, fair quarters, unsettled on the move.
PGB (1) 1 Hargreaves Dare Alla Luce In Grey With Mistweave, good head, neck and shoulder, well sprung ribs, would prefer more length of body, underline okay, fair quarters, moved steady. LB (1) 1 Spacey's Pineron Patty Estet Classic At Hallimans (Fin. Imp), good head, neck and shoulder, would prefer better spring of rib, underline too sharp, well bent stifles, moved steady.
OB (3) 1 Thomspon's Ir Ch Nl Ch Isla At Barnesmore Ad Honores Jun Ch, good head, neck and shoulder, good fill in of fore chest, flat backed, well bodied with deep chest, good bone, well bent muscled quarters, moved well in all directions, CC (her third) & BOB, congratulations. 2 Newsham's Windspiel Northern Sharona, liked her head, length of neck and shoulder, good body, deep chest, topline slopes from withers to croup, well bent muscled quarters, unsettled in front movement. 3 Allen's Mistweave Miss Sunshine At Zoraden, pleasing head and length of neck, good shoulder and body condition, good underline, would prefer more length of body, fair quarters, not moving well in front.
VB (2, 1) 1 Holder & Howe's Maria Lucia Di Mascotts, liked her head, neck and shoulder, good body condition for age, enjoyed her day out.
Greyhound Club Championship Show
I was very honoured to judge at The Greyhound Club Championship Show this year. Thank you to the Officers and Committee for their invite and to all exhibitors for their presence. You have some very nice Greyhounds today, and I think we have good reason to be quite optimistic about the future of our breed. It was a MEMORABLE DAY for me and thank you for your hospitality.
1st Zoraden Love Man No 1
White brindle, eleven months old, very nice puppy well balanced and with good construction. I would prefer more length to head, full pigmentation, good ears and well arched neck. Topline pleasing, good depth of brisket and well sprung ribs. Well angulated. Moved freely with good side action. Very nice handling with an excellent future. Reserve Best Puppy In Show.
2nd Boughton Balmain No 28
Upstanding puppy, white brindle, but carrying a little weight for me. Nice head and ears, very nice neck well arched. Good angulation, topline, depth of brisket and well sprung ribs. Correct pasterns, feet, and long tail. Very difficult to look at movement as this dog was very playful and very difficult to handle in the ring.
1st Skyswift New Moon No 33
Young dog, white and fawn, very elegant. Nice head correct with the colour. Ears a little long. Very nice neck well arched, good angulation. A little steep in croup. Good underline, pasterns, feet and tail. In movement I would prefer more extension fore and aft.
2nd Zoraden Satisfaction No 2
Dark Fawn. Well balanced but a little too light for me. Good muscular condition. I would prefer more length to head. Nice ears, very good pigmentation, good neck. Little roachy topline. Good underline. Just enough angulation, good pasterns and feet. The movement has not enough extension and lacked enthusiasm.
1st Skyswift Moonlite Tango No 61
An instantly attractive brindle dog, stylish, nice type but I would prefer more substance for a dog. Nice head, expression, and good pigmentation. Ears a little long. Good neck and topline. Good depth of brisket, I would prefer more spring of rib. A little narrow in front. Nicely angulated. The movement was not stable and I would prefer more extension.
1st Zoraden Love Man No1
Winner puppy dog (see critique)
Post Grad Dog
1st Windspiel Northern Stroler to Gemsbok No 76
Good white dog in the group, upstanding and spectacular. Nice muscular condition but a little fat for me. Good head and ears but I would prefer more pigmentation around the eyes. Long neck, well arched. Good topline, depth of brisket and angulation. Again a little narrow in front. Excellent pasterns, feet and tail. Covers the ground well but not enough stability in front.
2nd Estet Classic Keepsake No 74
Very elegant brindle dog, very good condition and well handled. Good pigment and expression in head but I would prefer a stronger muzzle. Very nice ears, good neck. In topline, I would prefer more curves. Good front and well angulated. Good depth of brisket. Good pasterns and feet. In movement the topline a little to flat for me.
3rd No 58
1st Jet’s Be Just And Fear Not At Azrams (Imp) No 43
Very nice black and white dog, 2 years of age, an excellent illustration of an upstanding dog of generous proportions and combining substance with elegance to an optimal degree with very long lines. Very nice handling, excellent muscular condition and coat. Superb head and expression, excellent pigmentation, eyes and ears. Very long neck which curves well into shoulders. Very nice topline, brisket, with well sprung ribs. Very well angulated. Excellent pasterns, feet and tail. Moves effortlessly and covers the ground well. Dog CC and RBOB.
2nd Horus Des Dames Du Luc (Imp) No 56
Black dog, little to light for me. Excellent head and expression. Very well pigmented and nice ears. Neck not strong enough. Good topline, croup a little short. Correct brisket. Little narrow in front. I would prefer a little more extension in the movement fore and aft.
1st Ch Boughton Brigadier No 70
A very nice white and brindle dog, good type and excellent muscular condition. Beautifully proportioned and perfectly balanced. Very well handled. I would prefer more length to head, very nice pigment and ears. Very nice neck and good shoulders. Very good topline, croup, excellent underline and front. Very well angulated. Good pasterns, feet and tail. Side action very nice which covers the ground well. Moved well coming and going. Reserve CC
2nd Ch Ichabod Crane Ad Honores (Imp)
Upstanding dog of 4 years. Very good muscle. Very nice head and masculine expression. Very good pigmentation and ears. Very nice neck into good shoulders, good topline. Very good deth of brisket. Very well angulated. Left pastern is too flexible. In movement not enough enthusiasm and I would prefer better extension fore. Very nice handling.
3rd No 44
Reserve No 45
VHC No 34
The racing/lure coursing class was not easy for me to judge. But like all other dogs, I ventured to evaluate this class against the breed standard and all had very nice temperament and pigmentation.
1st Jiggery Pokery No 59
Black dog, 7 years of good balance but I would prefer a little more masculine. I would refer more length to head. Very nice pigment, eyes and ears. I would prefer a longer neck. Nice topline, good brisket with well sprung ribs. Good angulation. Moving effortlessly and covers the ground well.
2nd Puppy Eyes At Muicks No 72
White and brindle of 2 years. More spectacular than 1st but less balanced. Good head but third eyelid too apparent. I would prefer more angulation front and rear. Croup a little short. Good movement.
3rd No 62
Reserve No 71
VHC No 53
1st Savana Barry No 50
White and blue dog, eight years who marks little of his age. Skull a little large. Pigment just. Good ears. Shoulder too right. Good neck, topline. I would prefer more depth of brisket. Well sprung ribs. Lacking correct, more angulation. Movement just for his age.
A very promising class for the future
1st Boughton Balanciaga No 12
Very promising blue brindle bitch with generous lines. Eye catching in the ring. Nice head, eyes good for colour. Very nice neck with good shoulders. Excellent topline and very nice hindquarters. Good depth of brisket, pasterns, feet and tail. Moved freely and covered the ground very well. Very impressive puppy undoubtedly with an excellent future. Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Jet’s Midnight Sonata for Blakeskerra (Imp) No 35
Very elegant black and white bitch, but again a little extreme at the moment. Very nice head and beautiful expression. Good pigmentation and excellent small rose ears. Very long neck, excellent toline and very well angulated. Good depth of brisket but lacking spring of rib. Excellent pasterns, feet and tail. Moved freely but a little playful in the ring. Covers the ground well.
3rd Zoraden Your Precious Love at Shimmeree No 27
4th Zoraden My Girl at Chosovi No 21
1st Skyswift Moonlite Serenade No 31
Very elegant white and red bitch. Eye catching in the ring. Very nice head and expression. Good pigmentation. Very long neck and shoulders. Little narrow in front at the moment. Excellent topline. Good depth of brisket but lacking spring of rib. Very well angulated. Movement effortless and covers the round well. Very nice handling.
2nd Zoraden Your Precious Love at Shimmeree No 27
Nice blue brindle bitch with classic lines. Nice head and expression. Ears a little long. Good neck, topline and underline. Front a little narrow at the moment. Good angulation. Movement is correct but I would like more optimism.
1st Zoraden My Girl at Chosovi No 21
Brindle bitch I would prefer to be more elegant. Good muscular condition. I would prefer more length to head and more chiselled. Very nice pigment and ears. Moderate neck. Good front. Excellent topline and underline. Well angulated. Moved effortlessly and freely.
Post Graduate Bitch
1st Windspiel Northern Stilo No 48
A very nice white bitch combining substance and elegance to an optimal degree. Typical outline with slide curves in the right places. Nice muscular condition and good bone. Lovely head and expression, very nice rose ears. Long neck, very nice shoulders. The front needs more development at the moment. Very nice topline, brisket good depth. Very well angulated. Typical feet. Moving effortlessly but not stable in front. Very nice handling.
2nd Estet Classic Kalends (imp) No 9
A lovely blue brindle bitch with a very nice outline. Elegant. Very good muscular condition. Lovey head and expression but I would like more strength to mussel. Good neck, front and shoulders. Very nice topline and brisket. Very well angulated. Excellent pasterns and feet. Covers the ground well but I would prefer more enthusiasm.
3rd Windspiel Northern Sosina No 24
4th Sneezys Autumn No 49
1st Estet Classic Romance (Imp) No 57
A very nice fawn bitch in classic type, very well balanced and excellent proportions. Feminine head wthh lovely expression and very nice almond eyes. Good pigmentation and very nice small rose ears. Pleasing neck, well arched with good placement into shoulders. Good front. Excellent topline and good depth of brisket. Very well angulated. Moves freely and covers the ground well. Nice handling.
2nd Whirlaway Boughton Big Bang (Imp) No 13
A sturdy white and brindle bitch. Spectacular with a long head. Good pigment but she has third eyelid too apparent. Excellent strong and crested neck. Reasonable topline, but her croup is too flat for me and her tail is too high set. Good pasterns and feet. In movement hindquarters a little steep.
3rd Jet’s Just For Pleasure at Blakeskerra (Imp) No 36
A very high class with a few bitches of star quality.
1st Ch Boughton Balanchine No 14
A beautiful dark brindle bitch of 5 years. Very nice type. Super outline. She is combining an optimal degree of substance and elegance. Today she has a little too much weight. Very nice head and lovely expression. Excellent small rose ears. Very good pigmentation. Long neck, well arched into good shoulders. Very good topline and brisket but just a little stomach. Very well angulated. Moved well coming and going. Covers the ground well. Very nice handling. RBCC
2nd Windspiel Northern Stylo No 47
A lovely white and red bitch but she marks a little of her age. Typical of the race, very elegant and feminine. Superb outline, balance and very nice construction. Long neck, good arch, into very good shoulders. Excellent topline, and good depth of brisket. Very well angulated. Typical feet. Covers the ground very well but I would prefer a little more enthusiasm. Very nice handling.
3rd Multi Ch Jet’s Take A Bow with Blakeskerra (Imp) No 37
4th Ch Boughton Back To Blighty No 26
Special Racing/Coursing Bitch
1st Sneezys Autumn No 49
Nice blue bitch, 6 years old. Nice proportions, harmonious but I would prefer to be a little more strong. Good head and expression very nice, small rose ears. Good pigmentation. The neck is not long enough. Good topline and underline. Just angulated before and behind. Good front, typical pasterns and feet. Moving effortlessly and freely. Reserve Best Racing/Coursing In Show.
2nd Miss Longrange Snow No 63
Six year old black and white bitch. Very nice head and expression. Good pigmentation. Nice small rose ears. Excellent neck. Correct topline. Upper arm little right. I would prefer more depth to brisket. Good pasterns and feet. Covers the ground well.
3rd Galtee Bella At Mucks No 73
4th Moors Miranda No 51
5th Reggies Lady at Wickwar No 54
1st Boughton Bellina No 15
Seven years. A lovely brindle bitch. Very nice construction, spectacular with substance and elegance to an optimal degree. Very nice muscular condition. Very well balanced. Superb head and expression, very nice eyes and small rose ears. Good pigmentation. Long neck, well arched, flowing into shoulders. Uperb toline and underline. Very well angulated. Typical feet, good Pasterns and feet. Moving effortlessly and covering the ground well. BCC & BIS
2nd Galtee Muicks at Muicks No 73
Nice fawn bitch seven years. Lovely head and expression. Very nice head and ears. Lovely expression and good pigmentation. Correct neck and shoulders. Topline a little too arched and croup a little short. Good depth of brisket. Well angulated. Good pasterns and feet. Moving effortlessly and covering the ground well.
3rd Reggies Lady at Wickwar No 54
The Greyhound Club Championship Show 16th July 2017
Special Awards Classes
Such a lovely show, a truly friendly relaxed event, like stepping back in time. I was pleased to be invited to judge theses classes. From 22 hounds entered 17 were present.
SpYDorB(6,1abs) 1st Howlett Skyswift Moonlite Serenade, well grown lady, she retained her femininity, her head has length with refinement and useful attributes, neck with reach into beautifully placed shoulders, ample bone, reasonable feet, brisket with desired depth. Decent tuck up, correct topline, low set and carried tail, shapely hindquarters produced purposeful movement, body with good substance with excellent muscle and tone. 2nd Allen Zoraden Love Man, impressive 11mo lad, developing very well, his outline flows and is easy on the eye, clean head with length, not over broad, clean neck, into excellent forehand, , tidy feet, breadth to topline with strong loin, enough angulation to hindquarters, moved well. 3rd Cutter Zoraden My Girl at Chosovi.
SpODorB(5,2) 1st Newsham Windspiel Northern Stilo, feminine with size and pleasing overall balance, head to suit, minimal stop, well shaped dark oval eye, clean neck and front assembly, depth to chest, not to broad, ribcage sprung, shapely body, defined hindquarters, sound clean effortless movement. 2nd Samson Estet Classic Romance, pleases for shape, just favoured head and pasterns of 1, clean neck with good reach into well laid supple muscled shoulders, depth to brisket, shapely ribcage and decent topline, well constructed hindquarters with hocks low set, moved well. 3rd Titheradge Estet Classic Keepsake.
Sp Racing/CoursingDorB(11,2) 1st Thompson Puppy Eyes at Muicks upstanding masculine lad with length to clean head which isn’t too wide, pleasing eye, minimal break well placed, flat skull, lovely neck into clean front assembly supported by sound limbs and tight feet, depth to chest, length to body of substance, gentle slope to croup and low set tail, good sweep to stifle, well developed muscular hindquarters, moved very well and shown in excellent nick. 2nd Ormond Sneezys Autumn, ultra feminine blue, head very well balanced, reach to neck, correct length to body and harmonious lines, limbs with enough bone, breadth and shape to topline, firm loin, well developed muscular hindquarters, moved soundly and shown in good condition. 3rd Skinner Miss Longrange Snow.
Stuart J Mallard
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