Birmingham National

Staffordshire County Showground, 11th May 2018. Judge: Mr Brian Kerrush (Micklam).

 

Dog CC & BOB Denham's Dentgate Mulberry
Reserve Dog CC Brown's Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
Bitch CC Sheppard's Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine
Reserve Bitch CC Miller's Dryfevalley Miss Muffet
Best Puppy Brown's Henrietta Harris ze Zihelske Zahrady

Junior Dog 1st: Denham's Dentgate Mulberry
Sound, free-moving pepper dog. Good head and expression and grand length of neck leading to excellent shoulders and correct topline. Plenty of rib and correct tailset. Moved well both ways, keeping his topline on the move. Pleased to give him his first ticket - CC and BOB

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Brown's Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
Pepper boy with good head and expression; long and low but rather level. Shown in good coat and well presented. Sympathetically handled by his young owner, Res CC
2nd: Cavanagh's German Dandies' Zorro at Puddockswell
Another pepper boy with pleasing head and expression, shown in good coat and moved well both ways.

Limit Dog 1st: Youngs's Inzievar The Goldsmith
Well-known mustard which I have judged before when in better coat and condition. Pleasing head and expression and long and low, but lacking animation today.
2nd: Miller & Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen
Well-known pepper with quality head and expression. Long and low, but could tighten in front and I preferred the length of neck in the winner. Another lacking in animation.
3rd: Hubbard & Miller's Dryfevalley Johnny Fox

Open Dog 1st: Booth's Ch. Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
Well-known pepper dog, well presented and moving freely. Head could be stronger and he was lacking in arch over loin, which spoils his topline.

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Miller's Dryfevalley Jitterbug
Pale mustard baby of nice type and well put together. Head to develop and needs to settle - couldn't assess movement.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Brown's Henrietta Harris ze Zihelske Zahrady
Long, low pepper with good head and expression. Well presented and handled, moved well both ways, but rather level in topline - Best Puppy.

Junior Bitch 1st: Sheppard's Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine
Litter sister to dog CC winner. Long, low pepper bitch with good head and expression, moved well both ways due to sound conformation - Bitch CC.
2nd: Stanley's Honey Hope ze Zihelske Zahrady at Waffelin
Sturdy lady with good expression. Well-constructed and with good reach of neck, but rather wide in front with arch over loin too far back.

Limit Bitch 1st: Miller's Dryfevalley Miss Muffet
Well-constructed mustard bitch in need of a new coat. Good head and expression, excellent topline and moved well both ways - Res CC.
2nd: Youngs's Dentgate Opal
Smaller pepper bitch with nice head and expression and in good, if short, coat. Moved ok in front, but not so well behind.
3rd: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade at Crackerdog