Boston & District Canine Society

East of England Showground, 7th January 2018. Judge: Mr Tim Ball.

 

Best Dog & BOB Kurg's Ch. Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill
Reserve Best Dog Brown's Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
Best Bitch Russell's Hawkesmill Karamel
Reserve Best Bitch Sleight's Mishahda Where It All Began
Best Puppy Sleight's Mishahda Where It All Began

Junior Dog 1st: Cavanagh's German Dandies' Zorro at Puddockswell
16 mth pepper who appealed for overall type, carries good bone and presented a very nice outline. Muscular neck of nice length, typical topline, rib developing well for age, strong loin and good tail for both set and carriage. Attractive head with broad skull, well domed forehead, good skull to muzzle proportions, strong muzzle and the best of eyes and ears. Soundly constructed boy with well laid shoulders, standing well in front on good feet and muscular hindquarters with well let down hocks. Showy youngster with a super temperament, moving out freely with good self carriage.

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Brown's Great Gatsby ze Zihelske Zahrady
20 mth pepper who won this class with some room to spare. Well balanced with strong neck of good length, correct topline, well ribbed back and nicely sprung, muscular loin and excellent tail for set and carriage. Pleasing head with broad skull, nicely domed forehead, correctly proportioned, dark expressive eyes set wide apart and low, correct ears and excellent dentition. Moves so well in profile with excellent self carriage, the best of rears and moving well enough when coming towards. Very well handled. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd: Hubbard & Miller's Dryfevalley Johnny Fox
17 mth mustard. This boy has a delightful headpiece and in fact I preferred his head and expression to that of the winner, however the first scored in overall construction and movement. Broad skull with well domed forehead, correct skull to muzzle proportions, bright expressive eyes of correct colour and set, ears set well back and low, strong muzzle and correct scissor bite. Pleasing outline with nice length of neck, correct topline and tail good for set and carriage. Not rib of winner but he has plenty of time on his side to develop in this area. Could use a little more animation on the move and lacking the extension in front of the winner.

Open Dog 1st: Kurg's Ch. Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill
Pepper just short of 4 years. I have judged this boy in the past and he’s now at his best and a standout in today’s entry. He excelled all round, is a super type and so good to go over. Delightful head and expression, all male with no suggestion of coarseness, broad skull with well domed forehead, correct stop, good skull to muzzle proportions, the very best of eyes and ears, strong muzzle of good depth and correct scissor bite. He presents the classic silhouette of the breed with strong neck of good length to balance, first class topline and tail just right for set and carriage. Well developed chest, ribbed well back and nicely sprung and strong, muscular loin. Faultless construction both fore and aft, standing so well naturally and moving freely with nice self carriage. Best Dog and BOB.
2nd: Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay
4 yr mustard who has lots to like and a wonderful temperament. Attractive head and expression with broad skull, nicely domed forehead, super eye and ear, cheeks gradually tapering to strong muzzle of good depth and correct dentition. Muscular neck of good length, typical topline of the breed, ribbed well back with good spring. Muscular hindquarters with pleasing angulation and hocks well let down but front not his fortune standing or on the move. He moves out well in profile but carrying tail a tad higher than preferred. Quality coat and presentation and well handled.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Sleight's Mishahda Where It All Began
11 mth pepper who didn’t have the best expression in the class but overall was the best package. Balanced, feminine girl who presented the typical outline of the breed with strong neck of good length, correct topline, good length to ribcage and rib developing well for age, muscular loin and tail of good set. She is so well made with well laid shoulders, standing well in front on good feet and muscular hindquarters with nice turn of stifle and well let down hocks. Moving freely on the down and back and using herself as she goes. Well presented. Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy.
2nd: Stanley's Honey Hope ze Zihelske Zahrady at Waffelin
7 mth mustard. Only a baby and another who appealed for overall type and is nicely balanced. Muscular neck, typical topline of the breed, ribcage extending well back and tail good for set and carriage. Attractive head and expression with good proportions, eyes good for shape and colour and set wide apart, correct ear set and good dentition. Front not her fortune standing or on the move and not the presentation of winner. Moving out well in profile and with good propulsion from the rear.
3rd: Brown's Henrietta Harris ze Zihelske Zahrady

Open Bitch 1st: Russell's Hawkesmill Karamel
20 mth mustard who unfortunately was not in full coat and a tad milky underneath. However, she scored for type and was so good to go over. Feminine girl throughout with the most attractive head and expression; broad skull with well domed forehead, correct skull to muzzle proportions, excellent eye and ear, strong muzzle of good depth and correct scissor bite. Balanced in outline with muscular neck of good length, characteristic topline, ribbed well back and nicely sprung, muscular loin and correct tail for both set and carriage. Well constructed all through, moving freely and using herself to advantage. Best Bitch.
2nd: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade at Crackerdog
3 yr mustard. Another pleasing exhibit but movement could not match that of winner. Balanced girl with feminine headpiece; good breadth to skull, pleasing skull to muzzle proportions, correct stop, good eye and ear and correct dentition. Muscular neck of nice length, good topline with nice ribbing and good couplings. She stands well in front on good feet and has well muscled thighs. Carrying tail a tad high on the move. Good coat and presentation.