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EASTERN COUNTIES GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB OPEN SHOW

SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2007


It was an honour to be asked to judge the Club’s Open Show at their new venue.  I would like to thank the Committee for their hospitality on the day.  Also to my stewards who endured the cold and damp conditions and did an excellent job.  The entry was numerically very good with surprisingly few absentees.  I had some very difficult choices to make in some classes but I judged what I saw on the day.   Rear movement on some was disappointing and I also found several bad mouths.


VETERAN DOG (1/0)

1. Norris’  LUCASTES TOP GUN JW

 

Alone in this class, but deserved his 1st.  Incredible to believe that he is almost 10 years old, with hardly a grey hair.  Still very sprightly and showed this on the moved.  A well balanced gentleman with lovely expressive head,  good shoulder placement, level topline and excellent, muscled rear quarters with good bend of stifle.  Well off for bone.  Well presented and at one with his handler, as usual.  In the challenge for Best Veteran I felt that his movement let him down.


MINOR PUPPY DOG  (10/0)

A full house of some very promising babies which made my choices that much harder.  


1. Lewis & Hunter’s  ALLOUEMDAN ABRACADABRA

I just fell for this dark gold baby as soon as I saw him.  Just six months and just how I like a puppy of this age to be.  Lovely expressive head with excellent pigment,  good reach of neck onto well laid shoulders.  Good front, and nice tight feet.   Level topline, correct tail set.  Well angulated rear quarters which he used well on the move.  Well presented in profuse coat and handled well.   In the challenge for Best Puppy in Show I was really torn between the two and wish I could have awarded two rosettes.   It was a hair splitting decision    BEST PUPPY DOG AND BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.    I could have taken him home and I will watch his future with interest.


2. Hagger’s FAIRFIELD FIRETROOPER

Nicely made pale boy of just six months.  Good front, shoulders and topline.  Well angulated and muscled rear quarters.  Moved well.   Preferred head, and bone of (1).


3. Carey & Lages ALIBREN MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF OF CARLAFIELD


PUPPY DOG (7/1)

1. Hagger’s FAIRFIELD FIRETROOPER


2.  Carey & Lages ALIBREN MIDSUMMER MISCHIEF OF CARLAFIELD

Have watched this boy from the ringside and was nice to have the opportunity to go over him.   Nice head and expression,  good reach of neck on well placed shoulders.  Level topline.  Good stifle.   Good mover and enjoying his day out.


3. Muncey’s  CHARMAGEN DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR KENNELRIDGE





JUNIOR DOG (11/5)

A lot of my favourites I have watched from the ringside were in this class so getting hands on gave me a challenge.


1. Swatton’s  SUNTIDE CERSIDIUM

Have watched this young man from his puppy days and it was a pleasure to be able to go over him.  Smaller made than some,  but balanced and within the standard.   Lovely head and expression, with good pigment.  Good front and well placed shoulders.  Level topline and correct tail set.  Moved well and handled well.   He could have done with a bit more coat to finish the picture and may have been in with a chance in the final challenge.  However, he could not be denied his place in this and subsequent classes.  I think he has a bright future.


2. Rose’  XANTHOS ZINQ WITH GAYTONWOOD

Another I have watched from the ringside.   Nice head and expression.   Good shoulders, level topline.   Well angulated rear quarters which were emphasised whilst being free stood with wagging tail.   Felt he was a bit erratic on the move.


3. Taylor’s NOSBODIN NEPTUNE BY TANNADICE



YEARLING DOG (10/1)

1. Hennessy’s  PEARLBARN PELE WITH RITZILYN  JW

A pleasure to go over this larger framed, well balanced, pale boy.  Lovely head and expression.  Super front with excellent reach of neck onto well laid shoulders.  Level topline and correct tailset.  I felt his handler overstretched him when standing and he lost the well angulated rear quarters which he quite obviously has and used to move freely around the ring.  Would have liked a bit more coat, but a super dog with an excellent future.   RESERVE BEST DOG


2. Rose’  XANTHOS ZINQ WITH GAYTONWOOD


3. Taylor’s NOSBODIN NEPTUNE BY TANNADICE



SPECIAL BEGINNERS NOVICE DOG (3/1)

Not the best class of the day for quality.


1. Hayes  SUMMERAMBA LILY SUNSET

Big pale boy, with good front.  Shown in good coat.  Rather erratic on the move.


2. Davies KYNYAF WETHEL

Nicely made boy in dark coat.  Showed potential when he entered the ring but his handler needs to get firmer control.


NOVICE DOG  (13/1)

1. Swatton’s  SUNTIDE CERSIDIUM


2. Rose’  XANTHOS ZINQ WITH GAYTONWOOD


3. Leonard’s PEARLBARN PLAYWRIGHT FOR WYNRITA



UNDERGRADUATE DOG  (12/0)

1. Swatton’s  SUNTIDE CERSIDIUM


2.. Leonard’s PEARLBARN PLAYWRIGHT FOR WYNRITA

Lovely head and expression.  Good front, shoulders and topline.  Moved well.  Needs more coat to finish the picture


3. Fanning’s  JEMSTY SPECIAL EDITION



GRADUATE DOG (3/0)

1. Black & Lingley’s AMBERSCADE BOWBRUMMEL AVEC AVRAIN

Unplaced in previous class.  A compact boy and I just preferred his overall balance and movement to the other placings in this class.   Moved well.


2. Wrighton’s  SNOWIECOTT GENERAL LEE


3. Enevoldsen’s  VOLDENE TOM TOM



POST GRADUATE DOG  (8/2)

A lot of favourites to choose from making some hard decisions.

1. Sewell & Seamons’  MESSANO OTIS READING

A lovely balance boy, shown in well presented pale gold coat and certainly enjoying his day out.  Expressive head with good pigment.  Good reach of neck on to well laid back shoulders.  Level topline and correct tail set.  Well angulated rear which he used to flow around the ring.  Well handled.   BEST DOG AND RESERVE BEST IN SHOW


2. Wild’s GATCHELLS BLUE JORDAN JW

Another favourite of mine but today I felt he lacked that sparkle.  Lovely head and expression, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders and level topline.  Good rear quarters.  Moved well.   Felt he needed a bit more coat to finish the picture.  As usual he was well presented and handled well.


3. Hill’s  GILLBRYAN READY FOR TAKE OFF TO SANDAULA



SPECIAL BEGINNERS OPEN DOG (3/1)

1. Stevens ALTINDAN XANTICO

Lower placed in Junior but in this class preferred his overall balance to 2nd place


2. Hayes SUMMERAMBA LILY SUNSET



OPEN DOG (6/1)

1. Bridges and Muncey’s  KENNELRIDGE JACK THE LAD

Been a while since I have seen this lovely dark gold boy, who has matured into a well balanced dog with lovely head and expression, good reach of neck onto well laid shoulders,  excellent front and rear angulation.  Level Topline.  Moved well.  Beautifully presented in full coat.  Handled well.




2. Everett-Monks  ROYAL CREST GOLD-N-LUXURY EDITION CUM LORINFORD

Nice dark gold boy who, I understand at 6 years old, was his first show and enjoying every moment, giving his handler a hard time.   Nice head with good expression, good front and rear, level topline.   Moved well.


3. Yates DELCOTT BARRISTER



SPECIAL OPEN – FIELD/WORKING TEST/SGWC – DOG

1. Gargan’s SIAGAR SPELLCATCHER   (7/1)

Well balanced boy with good head and expression, good reach of next on well laid shoulders, good front, level topline.  Good, well muscled rear quarters.  Moved well.  Enjoying his day out.


2. Rose’  XANTHOS ZING WITH GAYTONWOOD


Wild and Wilkinsons’ GUNHILLS GAMES MASTER  JW




SPECIAL VETERAN BITCH  (6/1)

A lovely class of some special old ladies


Smallcombe’s ROBSCRAIG CAMEO GIRL

Lovely feminine lady of 11 years.  Well balanced with pretty head, good reach of neck on to well laid shoulders, good front and level topline.  Well angulated at the rear.  Well presented in full coat and well handled.  I see she is the daughter of my 3rd place.   BEST VETERAN IN SHOW


Pounds-Longhurst’s MOSSBURN MULADY

Another favourite of mine.  Today I just preferred the balance of my winner.  She was shown in good coat and condition.  Lovely head, good shoulders and front with level topline.  Stood foursquare with wagging tail.  Moved well.


3. Smallcombe’s ROBSCRAIG SAFFRON



MINOR PUPPY BITCH  (8/2)

My notes say Wow, what a class!  I was spoilt for choice with some very promising babies.  I will watch the progress of my winners with interest.


1. Golder’s  GATCHELLS PRICELESS BY SUMMERAMBA

What a little cracker of real quality and as with the MPDog,  could have brought her home with me.  Lovely balanced pale bitch with pretty feminine head,  good length of neck on to well laid shoulders, good front and neat feet.  Level topline and correct tailset.   Well angulated rear quarters which she used to move confidently around the ring with ease.  A pleasure to watch.    BEST PUPPY BITCH and RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW



2. Simms ST VINCENT SEA CORAL

Different type to my winner but another good quality bitch and I am sure she has a promising future.   Lovely head and expression, good front and reach of neck, good shoulders and level topline.  Good rear angulation and used to move her round the ring with ease.


Rains GUNHILLS NIGHT SERENADE



PUPPY BITCH  (10/1)

Golder’s  GATCHELLS PRICELESS BY SUMMERAMBA


2. Simms ST VINCENT SEA CORAL


3. Rains GUNHILLS NIGHT SERENADE



JUNIOR BITCH (11/5)

Russell’s  ROSINANTE MUSICAL MELODY

A larger framed bitch with nice feminine head and expression.  Good reach of neck onto well laid shoulders.  Good front and rear angulation.  Moved well.   


Gell’s  LEITHFIELD MISS CHANEL

Different type to my class winner, but a nice pale bitch with feminine head and expression.  Well made throughout,  but just preferred the movement of my winner


3. Fisher’s PALIZOLLA POLAR BEAR



YEARLING BITCH  (7/1)

1. Russell’s  ROSINANTE MUSICAL MELODY


2. Wilson’s PEARLBARN PERI

Well made, feminine  mid-gold bitch, with lovely head and expression.  Moved well.  Shown in good coat.


3. Tuck’s  TAVASAR TIARELLA TO TAMSBROOK JW


 

SPECIAL BEGINNERS NOVICE BITCH  (2/1)

1. Petersen’s ROSSELLE RUBETTE

Unplaced in a good Junior class, alone in this class.  Nice head and expression.  Level topline and moved well.



NOVICE BITCH  (8/1)

1. Russell’s  ROSINANTE MUSICAL MELODY


2. Gell’s  LEITHFIELD MISS CHANEL


3. Rains GUNHILLS NIGHT SERENADE


UNDERGRADUATE BITCH  (7/1)

1. Russell’s  ROSINANTE MUSICAL MELODY


2. Gell’s  LEITHFIELD MISS CHANEL


3. Wilson’s PEARLBARN PERI



GRADUATE BITCH  (6/3)

1. Wilson’s PEARLBARN PERI


2. Gregory’s BERNEWOOD WITCHCRAFT

Longer cast pale bitch with nice head and expression.  Good reach of neck and good shoulders flowing on to level topline.   Good angulation front and rear,  but just preferred the movement of my class winner.   Would like to have seen her with a bit more coat.


3. Marshall & Rickard’s TAMSBROOK TIMOTHEA OF MEONCROFT



POST GRADUATE BITCH  (16/4)

1. Simms ST VINCENT ALL THAT JAZZ

Liked this bitch a lot.  She looked an absolute picture.   Lovely compact, well balanced bitch with sweetest head and expression.  Everything correctly in its place.   Used her well muscled rear quarters to move around the ring freely.   Shown in good condition and coat.   Just loved everything about her and delighted to award her BEST BITCH and  BEST IN SHOW


2. Seamons MESSANO PHONAFRIEND

Similar type and colour to my winner and the same comments apply but on the day I just preferred the movement of 1.


3. Fleet’s RITZILYN PIZZAZZ FOR EASTBURY



SPECIAL BEGINNERS OPEN BITCH   (3/1)

1. Langford’s  ROUNDSPRING FASCINATION WITH HELSINGARTH

Unplaced in a good PG class but deserved her win in this class.

Larger framed and shown in good pale coat.   Moved well in this class but personally felt she was carrying a little too much weight.


2. Malster’s ELZAC LAVENDER LADY FOR JORHYS


3. Petersen’s ROSSELLE RUBETTE


OPEN BITCH  (10/5)

1. Rose’  DAJUMIJA K’TEE FOR AZTECA

 Pale gold bitch who has matured well.  Nice head and expression, good length of neck with well laid shoulders.  Good front, legs and feet.  Level topline and tailset.  Moved well.  Shown in full gleaming coat.


2. Russell’s ROSINANTE CHELSEA GIRL

Different type to my winner.  Nice head, with good reach of neck onto well placed shoulders.  Level topline.   Good rear angulation.  Moved well.  Needs more coat to finish the picture.


3. Simms ST VINCENT CHRISTMAS WISHES


SPECIAL OPEN – FIELD/WORKING TEST/SGWC – BITCH   (6/0)

1. Pounds-Longhurst MOSSBURN BLAN MONJ  JW ShCM

Lovely compact gold bitch shown in full bloom.  Well balanced with lovely head  and expression.  Good front, shoulders and topline.  Well muscled rear quarters an