Minor Puppy Bitch (5,2)
1st – Collins’ Tremarcol Lady Of The Lake. Well grown 6 month black with confidence in abundance. Very well balanced with just enough of everything at this stage. Moved soundly and with effortlessness.
2nd – Lloyd-Denman’s Stelamah Just Love Her. 6 month sweet brown who had left her clothes at home! However, no coat made it easier to see her good points – level topline, straight front and correct angulation. Pleasing head properties with good eye. Moved positively.
3rd – Sandham’s Sandeast Black Lace. Nearly 8 months of nice type, feminine throughout, excellent front and good bone. Just would not settle on the move.
Puppy Bitch (6,1)
1st – Land & Watts’ Tawiscara Nombre Noir. 11 month black who had the extra few months maturity over her rivals for BPIS. Very pretty feminine head but not lacking in substance in any way. Beautiful small eyes of correct colour and well fitting eye rims.Well boned with straight front, good angulation and full of cheeky confidence. Kept a nice outline standing and moving. BPIS.
2nd – Richardson & James’ Hanningfield Billie Jean among Paradeso. Slightly bigger than 1 and of attractive type. Very good angulation, good topline and tailset. Pleasing head type and good reach of neck. Moved very well in profile and away but slightly wide when coming back.
3rd – Morgan’s Seamble Ebenezer. 11 month of good size, excellent bone and well angulated. A powerful bitch in the making. Good movement with excellent topline and tailset. Just needs to blend it all together now.
Res – Molyneux’s Hanningfield Heartbreaker at Sakaribear.
VHC – Martin’s Stelamah Secret Love.
Veteran Bitch (7,3)
1st – Sarson & Watts’ Ch. Swanpool Gina Lollobrigida. 7yr black who sees no reason to slow down just because she’s a veteran! Active, well muscled and sound. Good head properties and alert expression. Apt to carry her tail a little high at times.
2nd – Lloyd’s Abbeydore Sea Foschia Hefo Cewrirdŵr. 8yr black in great condition and coat. Strongly built with good bone and straight front. Good strength of brisket. Moved well but could do with slightly less weight.
3rd – Deary’s Kjalarnes Get Lucky for Dearchary ShCM. 8yr black with super profile, sweetest of heads and still alert and active. Level topline, good tail carriage and just the right amount of bone for her size. Moved exceptionally well in profile and away but a little close coming to.
Res – Pugsley’s Abbeydore Sea Brezza of Tahyee.
Special Veteran Bitch (4,1)
1st – Hutchinson’s Ch. Wanitopa Humming Chorus. 9yr w/b of great substance and type. Excellent markings, large but feminine head, great bone and well muscled. Moved with great precision and with little effort, keeping a level topline and good tail carriage. Best Veteran Bitch but ran slightly out of steam against the male.
2nd – Ratter’s Seafar Wichita. Unbelievable condition for her 10yrs – still many excellent breed points, feminine head and a great outline when standing. Slightly stiff on one leg when moving.
3rd – Shepherd’s Otterbay Maggie May. 10.5yrs brown and owner said ‘she’s had a great day out’! Unfortunately, that didn’t mean actually ‘showing’ herself to best advantage! Attractive head with sweet expression, good topline and gently sloping croup. Strongly made neck and correct angulation would have made her well suited to working or showing, but didn’t want to be bothered today!
Junior Bitch (7,1)
1st – Sarson & Watts’ Swanpool Ti Amo Pasticcino. 14 month black with alert, cheeky expression that was definitely feminine. Good construction with strong bone, level topline and good tail carriage. Moved really well and with confidence.
2nd – Wedlake’s Alphabear Dancing Queen at Sealake. Excellent quality 16 month black who has a very bright future if she just learns to settle to the job. I saw glimpses of excellent, fluid movement with well held topline and great lengths of effortless strides. Attractive head and eye with kind but mischievious expression. One to watch.
3rd – Hobbs’ Alphabear April Showers. Littermate to 2 and although a little out of coat, has many of her sister’s good points. Good bone, well held topline on the move and correct angulation. Strong feet of good depth.
Res – Turner’s Baranova Nuts In May.
VHC – Bell & Jeffries’ Willowbear Earth Wind And Fire for Bellfries.
Yearling Bitch (4)
1st – Hobbs’ Alphabear April Showers.
2nd – Alexander’s Vodahond Carrie-Ann. Well balanced of nearly 2yrs, feminine head, very pleasing eye and excellent coat texture and type. Moved steadily and soundly, presenting a good outline. Came close but just preferred strength of bone of 1.
3rd – Ashurst’s Newruff Uptown Girl. Younger black who is still at a developing stage – and very promising it is! Excellent bone, good feet, correct coat quality. Moved steadily from efficient angulation. Just a matter of time for her now.
Res – Irving’s Forgebear Blue Lili with Soulbrother.
Novice Bitch (3,1)
1st – Springthorpe’s Mayoss Whiter Shade Of Pale to Millthorpe. 14 month w/b who is well marked and presents a good outline. Strong but feminine head with good muzzle shape and correct bite. So well balanced and together at this stage. Would want her to grow on a little.
2nd – Woodhall’s Bearhugs Raven. 17 month black who has plenty of size and substance, but is not yet in full control of it! Very pleasing head, strong neck and excellent depth through chest. A little more coordination needed on the move.
Graduate Bitch (7,2)
1st – Franklin’s Acara Miss Brassibear of Shinglebay. Just 2yr black who didn’t put a foot wrong today. Although still developing, she is very well balanced with a feminine head, lovely eye and trustworthy expression. Sound and correctly made through her fore and hindquarters and it showed in her effortless movement.
2nd – Springthorpe’s Mayoss Whiter Shade Of Pale to Millthorpe.
3rd – Ashdown, Bedford & Waller’s Chateaunewf Hot Stuff. Another well balanced example with level topline, strongly boned and adequately angulated. Moved soundly but a little lethargic today.
Res – Lloyd’s Cewrirdŵr Llyn Geirionydd.
VHC – Blanchard’s Tynebears Almost An Angel.
Post Graduate Bitch (11,3)
1st – Dodd’s Sandbears Go With Flo. 2yr black with ideal ‘people loving’ expression and feminine head. Super profile with level topline and gently sloping croup. Moved very well with great ease. A very honest bitch who did all that was asked of her.
2nd – Bodman’s Acara Saskia Moonbear, ShCM. Another super example with the most trusting expression, steady, sound movement and a well held topline. Slightly more flyaway coat distorted her outline today.
3rd – Ashdown, Bedford & Waller’s A Newfday In Heaven at Chateaunewf. Really good for type, balance and bone. Well muscled loin kept her topline in textbook fashion. Moved very well in profile and away but messing about and stepping wide with one foreleg today.
Res – Blanchard’s Tynebears Angel Dust.
VHC – McEvoy’s Evanpark Bridgette Jones.
Limit Bitch (9,3)
1st – Dobbin’s Brooklynbear Picasso. 18 month bitch who is outstanding despite her youth. Not in possession of all her undercoat, but nothing here needed hiding! Super head type with well shaped and set eyes, good reach of neck, small, thin ears and the sweetest of expressions. Kept a level topline throughout. Just the right amount of angulation with no exaggerations. Moved well in all directions. CC and a worthy champion today.
2nd – Parker’s Evanpark Marilyn Rose. 20 month black of lovely type, feminine head, good eye. Moved well though could be a little more animated. Maybe a touch less weight would be an advantage.
3rd – Walker’s Hanningfield Mona Lisa, JW. Attractive head and eye, good angulation, strong bone and feminine throughout. Sound mover but not putting her best efforts into it.
Res – Lloyd’s Cewrirdŵr Llyn Gwynant.
VHC – Hindlet & Morgan’s Shalowseas Drama Queen among Aleeka, JW.
Open Bitch (10,4)
1st – Richardson’s Hanningfield Blue Moon at Paradeso. 4yr black with beautiful head, medium brown eye and excellent type. Good topline and well shaped croup. Moved very well in front but not driving as well as she could from behind.
2nd – Walker’s Ch. Hanningfield Bewitched. Another of super type and looked the part from all directions. Excellent head and eye, good strength of chest and rib. Moved very well though possibly not as light and active as 1.
3rd – Ashdown, Bedford & Waller’s King Of Helluland The One I Love at Chateaunewf. Super in profile with excellent angulation, level topline and good bone. Head on, was a tad less balanced through chest.
Res – Richardson’s Paradeso Tiarra.
VHC – Stevenson’s Culnor Flowering Flower.
Special Open Brown Bitch (5,1)
1st – Richardson’s Starry Town Ehei-Mandi-Mrs-Brown (Imp Ita). 15 month highly impressive bitch who is destined for the top. Gorgeous head and expression, clean flews and neat ears. Good eye colour and shape giving a super kind expression. Superb movement, especially in profile. Young enough to need a little more development through rib and chest, but easy to predict the future for this one.
2nd – Lloyd-Denman’s Stelamah Chocoholic Heaven. 2yr bitch still maturing and doing it very nicely. Good angulation and bone gives her the required strength for the breed. Strong head but still feminine and pleasing. Moved very well. Just needs to get it all together now.
3rd – Blanchard’s Tynebears Angel Dust. Good profile and very well constructed with adequate angulation. Attractive head with correct eye shape. Slightly lethargic on the move but could not disguise her good front movement.
Res – Martin’s Stelamah Secret Love.
Special Open White & Black (Landseer) Bitch (4,1)
1st – Ratter’s Seafar Dani California. Mature 4yr bitch who is at her best just now. Super markings with hardly any ticking combined with great type and soundness will make this one hard to beat. Feminine head with desired squarish muzzle and well shaped eye. Moved easily with obvious soundness. Best Landseer Bitch.
2nd – Farrar’s Darkpeak A Perfect Storm. Another extra sound example – effortless in all directions. Straight front and firm level topline. Good head shape and perfect eye shape and colour. Slightly less ticking would have made 1 and 2 almost impossible to separate.
3rd – Springthorpe’s Mayoss Whiter Shade Of Pale to Millthorpe.