|DOG CC||Bridgestone Loch Lomond (AI) JW||Mr M & Mrs J Groves|
|RES DOG CC||Gunnersnewfs Black Desire for Blackcoast||Mrs M Black|
|BEST PUPPY DOG||Newfangled Frute Looney||Ms J McDonald|
|BEST VETERAN DOG||Baranova Big Bopper of Elbear JW ShCM||Mrs W V Austin|
|BEST BLACK DOG||Gunnersnewfs Black Desire for Blackcoast||Mrs M Black|
|BEST LANDSEER DOG||Bridgestone Loch Lomond (AI) JW||Mr M & Mrs J Groves|
|BEST BROWN DOG||Iron Man Canadian Pearl||Mrs K Blahuta|
|BITCH CC||Ir Ch King Of Helluland Keep Distance at Larkharbour||Mr K & Mrs R Mercer|
|RES BITCH CC||Ch Gunnersnewfs Beyond A Doubt for Lazybears||Miss S Farrell|
|BEST PUPPY BITCH||Yulla For Sheenmarie Von Baywatch (Imp)||Mrs S M Pallett|
|BEST VETERAN BITCH||Ch Zentaur Tee Tea Effen JW ShCM VW||Mr G J, Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell|
|BEST BLACK BITCH||Ir Ch King Of Helluland Keep Distance at Larkharbour||Mr K & Mrs R Mercer|
|BEST LANDSEER BITCH||Bridgestone Grande Dunes at Squestpaws||Mr P & Mrs C Payne|
|BEST BROWN BITCH||Ch Zentaur Tee Tea Effen JW ShCM VW||Mr G J, Mrs T A & Misses E G & F L Coldwell|
CLASS RESULTS & CRITIQUES
Thank you to the NNC for inviting me to judge their 30th Championship Show: having exhibited at their very first Championship Show it was an honour to be in the hot seat so very many years later.
A few general observations: whilst the number of exhibits being shown has declined over the last few years there are still some top-quality dogs in the ring, however currently females have the upper hand, and I was spoilt for choice in several classes. Of note was the number of promising puppies and youngsters in the Bitch classes which bodes well for the future.
As a working breed designed for swimming or hauling the breed needs a broad and deep chest with plenty of room for effective lung and heart function, I felt some exhibits were lacking this with narrow chests and lack of breadth throughout also leading to them moving close behind.
Mouths and eyes were excellent. There are some examples of dogs with quite extreme rear angulation creeping in which is not typical of the breed and can lead to weakness in the joints and needs to be watched.
As you would expect temperaments were excellent with no exceptions.
Minor Puppy Dog (1,0)
1st - Mrs K Steels - Nurburgnewf Ironman: Brown of decent size at eight months is at a very rangy stage with head still to develop. Adequate bone, coat and eye of good colour, movement was a little erratic today and needs to strengthen in rear.
Puppy Dog (4,0)
1st - Ms J McDonald - Newfangled Frute Looney: Ten months of age and developing nicely with good size and substance. Attractive head with good breadth of skull, correct eye shape and ear set, his well-constructed hind quarters and angulation giving easy movement, super coat, just needs to strengthen in top line. Best Puppy Dog.
2nd - Miss C Boath - Newfangled Frute Bat: Smaller in type with promising head but would prefer a darker eye. Adequate bone for his size, well-shaped feet and strong pasterns. Took a while to settle but moved well when he did.
3rd - Mr G & Mrs P Leech - Aquatoriya Kelvin Y'Amiti Spirit:Much heavier in type than first two and still quite raw. Already has the makings of very masculine head with excellent dark eye. Good bone and feet, needs to strengthen in top line and rear. Super dense, profuse coat.
Res - Mr D & Mrs A Duff - Titanbears Vainglorious
Veteran Dog (2,0)
1st - Mrs W V Austin - Baranova Big Bopper of Elbear JW ShCM: Both dogs in this class are a credit to their owners. This dog presents a super profile, clean head of good proportions dark well shaped eye, deep in chest with adequate bone and well angulated hind quarters. This boy comes in to his own on the move as he covers the ground effortlessly maintaining a perfect top line, tail set and carriage and completely in tune with his handler. Shown in first class condition. Best Veteran In Show.
2nd - Mr R C Burton - Merrybear Freddie Mercury: Heavier built that impresses with size and substance, strong masculine head with good eye. Shown in excellent coat just lost his top line on the move today.
Special Veteran Dog (0,0)
Junior Dog (1,1)
Graduate Dog (4,1)
1st - Msn K Thompson - Comfortcove You Can Fly to Safeharbour: Not the biggest but attractive youngster who is undoubtedly male, lovely dark eye and correct ear set. Well-constructed shoulders with good reach of neck, level top line and good tail set, moved well in profile, just needs more furnishings to complete the picture.
2nd - Mr C Sayle - Gunnersnewfs Above And Beyond: Attractive head and giving the impression of strength throughout, good shoulder placement and spring of rib, correct rear angulation. Took a while to settle into his stride today and left his coat at home.
3rd - Mrs S L Wilson - Sparkybears Tiny Temper: Brown very much at the tall and rangy stage clearly enjoying his day out. Needs to grow into his frame, coat of good colour, unfortunately not looking sound in rear movement today.
Post Graduate Dog (6,1)
1st - Mr J & Mrs T Mycock - Zentaur Hot Diggity (AI): Won this class on overall balance. Masculine head of good proportions, he has correct angulation all through with a well-developed chest and broad and firm back, his sound construction and excellent muscle tone give him free and easy strides, shown in first class condition.
2nd - Mesdames K & E G Hietschold & Bone - Newfangled Playing Coy: Still to fully mature but developing nicely into a masculine frame, kind expression with good eye, plenty of bone for his size and well ribbed with strong hind quarters. He has a tendency to bounce, however moved soundly when eventually settled.
3rd - Ms S Blake - Sandbears Masterpiece: Smaller in type and still to mature, attractive head and lovely clean eye. Well-constructed front with perfectly straight and parallel forelegs and well-muscled shoulders. Covered the ground effortlessly. Unfortunately left every stitch of clothing at home today.
Res - Mrs K Blahuta - Iron Man Canadian Pearl
VHC - Mrs L & Mr T Chapman - Vodahond Prince Charming
Limit Dog (7,0)
1st - Mrs M Black - Gunnersnewfs Black Desire for Blackcoast: Very large framed dog, masculine head, almond shaped dark eyes give him benevolent expression. Excellent bone and well-shaped feet, good reach of neck and balanced front and rear angulation. Strong in top line with correctly shaped croup and tail set, well-muscled thighs he covered the ground with sound and effortless movement. Shown in absolute first-class condition. I think this boy still has some more maturing to do and with time will broaden throughout, however this does not detract from his worthy win today RCC.
2nd - Mrs H & Mrs E Hudson & Bone - Newfangled Bone Idle: Attractive head with tight dark eye, he has good reach of neck and depth of chest with well sprung ribs, correct top line, would just have liked to see him move with a bit more drive.
3rd - Ms S, Mr D, Mr & Mrs J W Baxter, Morris & Austin - Going For Gold Tender Ebony: Masculine dog with plenty of substance, head of good proportions and strong neck through to level top line, took a while to settle into his stride and moving a little close behind. Well presented.
Res - Mr D & Mrs B Hughes - Bridgestone Kings North for Bodrhonyn
VHC - Mr J J &am; Mrs G Burrows - Mayoss Rising Star
Open Dog (4,1)
1st - Mrs E M Dickson - Zentaur Der Kapitan Wisperedomen JW ShCM: Masculine head with dark clean eyes, would prefer a little more skull to balance his deep muzzle. Well-constructed shoulders and length of upper arm, parallel forelimbs with tight feet, perfect top line and good length of tail. Strode out well would just like a little less length in loin. Beautiful straight coat in first class condition.
2nd - Mr F & Mrs P Kastner & Leech - Nandobears Time To Shine: Smaller in type with still some maturing to do. Promising head with good eye, adequate bone for his size. Pleasing profile when stacked just needs to settle on the move.
3rd - Mrs L & Mr T Chapman - Merrybear Jenson: Very masculine with great substance and heavy bone. Plenty of breadth throughout, correct coat and well presented, just didn’t quite get into his stride today.
Special Open Black Dog (5,0)
1st - Mr S & Mrs D Milburn - Ch Gunnersnewfs All About Me at Dawstenbears: A lot to like about this boy, well developed head with skull and muzzle in proportion, heavy bone with good front assembly, strong neck flowing into firm level back, well angulated quarters, sound with good strides from all angles.
2nd - Miss C Latham - Disoranto Diplomat in Morrelham: Not the biggest but balanced with a pleasing outline, liked his head proportions and excellent angulation this with his super hard muscle tone gave him very powerful movement with both drive and reach, just needs more coat to complete the picture.
3rd - Ms S Blake - Ch Sandbears On The Money JW: A lot to like about this boy who excels in head quality, of good size, strong in neck and well angulated shoulders, level top line, with broad back and good spring of rib, correct tail set. Would prefer a little less hind angulation and sadly today his front movement was slightly erratic.
Res - Mr C Sayle - Ch Baranova Top Gallant
VHC - Mr K & Mrs K Hosie - Larkharbour Hitchin A Ride to Shadowrise Ir Jun Ch
Special Open Brown Dog (2,0)
1st - Mrs K Blahuta - Iron Man Canadian Pearl: Brown of excellent eye and coat colour, not the biggest but adequate bone for his size, good depth to chest and well-made shoulders, would like to see him strengthen in hind quarters, well presented. Best Brown Dog.
2nd - Mrs S L Wilson - Sparkybears Tiny Temper: See Graduate Dog
Special Open White & Black Landseer Dog (2,0)
1st - Mr M & Mrs J Groves - Bridgestone Loch Lomond (AI) JW: Well-marked male who is masculine through and through. Strong head with ideal skull to muzzle proportions, clean dark eyes giving typical expression. Perfect height to length ratio, well-made fore quarters and the required breadth of chest, broad back, strong over loins and tail set following perfect line of croup flowing into powerful muscular hindquarters. Standing he has a perfect outline and moves with effortless strides conveying strength and perfect coordination. A joy to judge. CC, Reserve Best in Show, Best White and Black in Show.
2nd - Mr D & Mrs B Hughes - Bridgestone Kings North for Bodrhonyn: Well-marked exhibit with attractive head and pleasing eye, moderate bone. Impresses in rear construction, free and easy mover, another who had left all his coat at home.
Minor Puppy Bitch (3,0)
1st - Mrs S M Pallett - Yulla For Sheenmarie Von Baywatch (Imp): Brown with so much appeal, lovely head and expression. Super bone and feet, solid throughout with good spring of rib. Her overall shape and correct angulation impress in one so young, very sound mover. I am sure this young lady is destined for great things. Best Puppy In Breed.
2nd - Ms J Cameron - Camnoire She's A Star: Attractive head and eye, well boned with good feet, a little longer cast than first place, took a while to settle on the move but when she did was very sound.
3rd - Ms C Latham - King Of Helluland Copacabana for Morrelham NAF: Very appealing youngster giving way to first two only on maturity. Excellent eye and expression, nice overall shape, clearly enjoying the whole experience she showed very sound movement when she put her mind to it.
Puppy Bitch (5,0)
1st - Mr F & Mrs P Kastner & Leech - Nandobears Victoria Secret: Brown with the most feminine head and expression. Excellent eye and coat colour, good bone and feet, eye catching on the move with level top line and good tail carriage, look forward to seeing how she develops.
2nd - Ms J & Mrs N Cameron & Arkell - Camnoire Call Me Pretty: Close decision between first two, she didn’t appear quite as balanced on the move none the less, well-proportioned with good bone and feet, nice breadth to her body, super coat with excellent presentation.
3rd - Mr D & Miss S Hunter - King Of Helluland Coco Chanel: Not as mature as the first two but with a lot of appeal, really attractive head and eye, nicely constructed front with good substance throughout, sympathetically handled but needs to move her a little faster to show her true potential, I saw glimpses of very sound movement.
Res - Mr D & Mrs A Duff - Titanbears Toil And Trouble
VHC - Mrs Petersone - Zvezdnij Dar Odie
Veteran Bitch (4,2)
1st - Mr G J, Mrs T A, Misses E G & F L Coldwell - Ch Zentaur How Fickle My Heart JW ShCM: Quality bitch still looking every inch worthy of her title, good breadth of skull and square muzzle, excellent forehand with the correct depth to her body, well-constructed rear, moved with drive, coat still in first class condition.
2nd - Mr P & Mrs C Payne - Bridgestone Grande Dunes at Squestpaws: Very feminine well marked white and black with clean head and eye, well-constructed throughout with excellent muscle tone, unfortunately she wasn’t happy with the floor today which hampered her movement. Best White and Black Bitch.
Special Veteran Bitch (1,0)
1st - Mr G J, Mrs T A, Misses E G & F L Coldwell - Zentaur Tee Tea Effen JW ShCM VW: Approaching 12 years of age this young lady was clearly enjoying her day out, putting sentiment aside she is still very balanced, with a feminine head and pleasing eye, well put together throughout. Despite her age her movement is still very true, and she maintains a level top line putting many of the youngsters to shame. Her overall muscle tone and coat condition belies her age, a real pleasure to judge her. Best Veteran Bitch.
Junior Bitch (4,0)
1st - Miss R Haresign - Will Of The Emperor's Could This Be Love (Imp ESP): Attractive youngster who has a very pleasing profile when stacked, dark eye and good dentition, good breadth and depth to her chest, and firm level top line, moved positively in all directions but with a tendency to fly her tail, handled to bring the best out of her.
2nd - Mr G J & Mrs P Leech - Mileoak Loch Ness: Very promising young lady with feminine head, enhanced by darkest of eyes and correct ear set. Balanced throughout with good front and rear angulation, strong neck flowing into firm level top line. Moving she tended to run away from her handler today and needs to settle.
3rd - Mr D & Miss S Hunter - King Of Helluland Coco Chanel: See Puppy Bitch
Res - Mrs Petersone - Zvezdnij Dar Odie
Graduate Bitch (6,2)
1st - Miss L & Mr J Smith - Comfortcove Pixie Dust: Developing nicely with good head and eye, well laid-back shoulders, deep in brisket, would prefer just a little less length in loin, movement perfectly coordinated, nicely presented.
2nd - Mr G J & Mrs P Leech - Mileoak Loch Ness: See Junior Bitch
3rd - Ms A M Plant - Barracechi Romani Charm for Shadann (AI): Strong head, overall of good size with heavy bone and good feet, just needs to tighten in rear.
Res - Mr M L Alexander - Vodahond La Primavera
Post Graduate Bitch (4,2)
1st - Mrs H Webb - Barracechi Limited Edition (AI): Strong but feminine head, plenty of bone and substance throughout, well put together front assembly and good rear angulation. Needs to settle on the move to take advantage of her potential, a little proud of her tail.
2nd - Miss J A & Mr R C Burton - Sparkybears A Star Is Born: Close decision between one and two: overall of pleasing shape with nice head and eye, broad back, moved well in profile but a little close behind.
Limit Bitch (4,1)
1st - Mr S M & Mrs K L Hietschold - Newfangled Bone Voyage to Chrishelkate: Quality bitch with good width to skull and nice tight dark eyes. Excellent width and breadth to chest and body, good bone and parallel limbs, her ideal angulation giving powerful and steady movement, overall balance gave her the class.
2nd - Miss S & Mr R Mills & Chatburn - Zentaur Drop It Like Its Hot for Oialt (AI) JW: Feminine head but would prefer a deeper muzzle to balance her skull, nice overall profile, with good neck and well laid-back shoulders, steady mover with beautiful straight coat.
3rd - Mrs J & Miss C Groves - Bridgestone Manor Of Groves: Not the maturity of the first two, pretty but well-developed head and ideal skull, well off for bone, broad back and strong over loins into hind quarters, didn’t quite get it together on the move today.
Open Bitch (5,1)
1st - Mr K & Mrs R Mercer - Ir Ch King Of Helluland Keep Distance at Larkharbour: Absolutely top-quality bitch who has everything going for her and on top form today, strong head of ideal skull to muzzle proportion retaining femininity, she has exceptionally heavy bone and well-shaped feet which is not always the norm these days. Forelegs perfectly straight and parallel with close fitting elbows. Her front and rear angulation are in perfect harmony, strong over the loins with ideal shape over croup into good tail set. She moved the best I have ever seen today with perfect foot placement from every direction carrying herself with both elegance and power she took my breath away. Her balance and soundness made her unbeatable and delighted to award her the CC and Best in Show.
2nd - Miss S Farrell - Ch Gunnersnewfs Beyond A Doubt for Lazeybears: Beautiful bitch, full of type, balance and soundness, loved her head and eye, good front construction with well laid-back shoulders, good spring of rib and firm muscled back, excellent drive from the rear. Her coat and presentation were a perfect complement to her overall quality. RCC.
3rd - Mrs A & Mr S Adair - Ch King Of Helluland Love Actually at Darebear (Imp SVK) JW ShCM ShCEx OSW: Very honest bitch, what you see is what you get and free from any exaggeration, super bone, well-constructed throughout with balanced angulation, covered the ground well, another in tiptop condition with muscle tone you would expect of a working dog.
Res - Mrs N McIntyre - Shirebears Enchanter for Edbear
Special Open Black Bitch (3,0)
1st - Mrs C & Mr D Baldock - Ch Gunnersnewfs All Or Nothing JW: A very worthy Champion who is well constructed throughout with ultra feminine yet correct head. Moved soundly with an eye catching profile.
2nd - Mr D & Mrs A Duff - Ir Ch King Of Helluland My Queen at Titanbears (Imp SVK) JW ShCM ShCEx OSW: Strong head with correct ear set and bite, good top line and slope to croup, moved ok in profile but slightly wide coming too.
3rd - Mr D & Miss S Hunter - King Of Helluland Coco Chanel: See Junior Bitch
Special Open Brown Bitch (6,1)
1st - Mr G J, Mrs T A, Misses E G & F L Coldwell - Zentaur This Is Jam Hot (AI) JW: Nice type, not the biggest but balanced throughout, lovely head with tight eye of good colour. Well-made front with super feet, has great ring presence moving freely with sound action. Best Brown In Show.
2nd - Mrs S M Pallett - Yulla For Sheenmarie Von Baywatch (ImpP: See Minor Puppy Bitch
3rd - Mr F & Mrs P Kastner & Leech - Nandobears Victoria Secret: See Puppy Bitch
Res - Mrs K Steels - Nurburgnewf Beamer
VHC - Mrs Petersone - Zvezdnij Dar Odie
Special Open White & Black Landseer Bitch (2,1)
1st - Mr P & Mrs C Payne - Bridgestone Grande Dunes at Squestpaws: See Veteran Bitch
1st - Mr C Sayle - Well matched mature males who complimented each other in bone and substance.
2nd - Mr D & Mrs A Duff - Two youngsters who looked as though they were taking their role very seriously, moved in perfect harmony, just lacking maturity.