Championship Show 18 February 2012 Bitches Critique

Critique - Judge -  Mrs Lynda R MacAulay

Bitches

I would like to thank Officers and Committee for making my day enjoyable and my efficient Stewards for keeping my ring flowing. Best in Show  was the Bitch Sh Ch Northamber Causin A Riot JW, Reserve Best in Show was Sh Ch/Int Ch Jonola Dr Doolittle (d) Best Puppy was Lynwood Lark in the Dark (d) and Best Veteran was Grayrigge Maeve JW (b),I found some of the lower classes a little disappointing the middle classes were hotly contested with some nice bitches going cardless I was happy with the quality of the bitches in my final line up and thank you to the Exhibitors for my lovely entry.                    

Minor Puppy (5)                            

1 Gratton’s Glenlaine Elise 1 and 2 are very different in type although I saw later they are litter sisters 1 being of finer build and a bit more racy than 2, very attractive head good reachy neck set in well, gentle slope to topline good straight front and positive mover tends to straighten her stifles when standing but uses them well on the move as they should be in MP very raw still. Best Puppy Bitch.

2 Bott’s Glenlaine Pink Cadillac at Bardonhill Nice typey b
with heavier bone than 1 richer coat colour and more mature lovely shape with good ribs moved well but felt a little wide in front at the moment and needs to tighten two nice litter mates.      
3 Lynwood Happy as a Lark.                                                                                

Puppy (15) (1) abs                                                                                

1 Gratton’s Glenlaine Elise                        
2 Byrne Edwards & Howlett Siochanna Impossible Dream ,Very compact tidy looking b with lovely angles  nice shape head and skull with good muzzle liked her sweep of stifle and plenty of drive on the move just thought 1 was more elegant but still a very promising puppy.        
3 Parsons Suteresett Miss Splendid At Bransett.                        

Veteran (5) (1)

1 Pollards Grayrigge Maeve  JW A lovely oldie  just my type full of quality beautiful head and expression good neck and lay of shoulder  gentle slope on topline in good coat and condition and powered round the ring very sound and moved with purpose I could of taken her home with me Best Veteran in Show.

2 Waterton’s Lynwood Strands of Silk at Sandstream JW ShCM Have Judged this bitch a few times now and is still a favourite of mine today not the verve of 1 but there is a big age difference between them this b has a good conformation and still very positive in movement gentle expression and very balanced, was a pleasure to be able to go over her again
3 Elkins Avacet Christmas Wish JW

Junior (16) (3)

1 Herons Caskeys Delphine  No surprise I liked this  b hard to fault smallish b of quality ,attractive head and eye good angles and very balance good width to stifles and powered around the ring best mover in class promising youngster

2 McDonalds Delsanto Snow Crystal at Chugerra Close up to 1 medium size b full of quality I see 1 and 2 have the same sire and they both have a nice type and are balanced good feminine head and good dark eye again good conformation good bone and tight feet moved well when settled.
3 Longbottom & Stewart-Richie Gwendariff Gonna Be Special.

Yearling (14) (2)

1 Smiths Reddins Keppel Stood out in this class and very much to my liking bests of heads lovely expression and good chiselling good reachy neck shoulder and forearm angles correct strong topline lovely sweep to stifle and good width short hocks and good depth of chest liked her size it was when she moved that filled my eye free flowing sound and with purpose and using her tail one to watch.

2 Herons Caskeys Delphine
3Howatson Riverman Royal Rosa at Vanders JW

Maiden (17)

1 McDonalds Delsanto Snow Crystal At Chugerra
2 Gratton’s Glenlaine Elise
3 Mutch Ashleyview Summer Fox

Novice (19) (3)

1 MacDonald’s Delsanto Snow Crystal At Chugerra
2 Gratton’s Glenlaine Elise
3 Middleton’s Trebeurden Temptress

Undergraduate Bitch

1 Rowles Zendarric Arizona Sunsett  Was placed in a good Junior class quite mature for age attractive b good bone very rangy at the moment needs to fill her frame liked her type has a good head feet could be smaller and tighter lovely coat and presented well.

2 Townsends Follidown Meadow Rue Sweet b long lean head good conformation with good width to back end very sound moving very eye catching just wished she had her belly fringes to complete the picture today good type.
3 Danks –Kemish Alofran Copacabana

Graduate Bitch (12) (2)

1 Leach Irish Pearl of The Travlin Star, Elegant b nice size  very feminine and racy of good type gentle slope on topline and was balanced throughout Loved her head and gentle expression  long reachy neck in to well laid back shoulders good bend of stifle and sound free moving and maturing nicely .

2 Gisby Mrs T & Miss G Suteresett Black Magic, I thought this was my winner has fulfilled her early promise and has filled her frame lovely dark coated b with the most gorgeous head and expression good in all departments a quality b and is sister to my RCC winner but she did not like the flooring as did many exhibits here today which unsettled her.
3 Morgan’s Deaconara Blue Sonata.

Post Graduate Bitch (16) (5)

1 Weller Suteresett Wispa At Juldeane JW, What a quality  class all my favourites all came together here a headache to sort out but a pleasure to judge some very promising bitches for the future, I gave this b best puppy in breed last time I judged and has turned out a lovely representative of the breed medium sized b not flashy but full of balance and quality ,attractive head and eye good strong neck good ribs and strong hind quarters which powered her around the ring , maturing nicely and will watch with interest RCC.

2 Mortimer & Condron Covarney Coco JW,  Another b who did not like the floor played her owner up here today  close up to 1 and have always admired her type , dark coated b with good bone and short hocks feminine attractive head just preferred the cleaner outline of 1 today .
3 Walsh Millcroft Ballad of the Moon JW.

Mid Limit Bitch (6) (1)

1 Hillocks Jonola Love and Liberty Nice size b who coped with the flooring better than 2 won this class on her movement, in good coat but I felt it looked wind swept not laying flat on the topline which did distract from her outline, I liked her conformation good bone and good front a b with a lot of character and eye catching.

2 Stevenson Prime Suspect For Andley JW ShCM Nice old fashioned type loved her shoulder angulation becoming a rarity these days built on solid lines long lean attractive head and good shape eye was presented better than 1 but did not stride out so well in the move off like a lot of my 2nd placings thought standing was my winners but did not like the floor here today.
3 Waterton’s Lynwood Kissed by an Angel JW Sh CM.

Limit Bitch (11) (1)

1 Gisby Mrs T & Miss G
Balbriggan Ace of Hearts By Suteresett Won here over a favourite of mine on movement larger b than I normally go for but I liked her type lovely head and expression well made bitch with good firm quarters which some lacked in this class, dark coated bitch solidly built but keeping her   femininity later heard she was the dam of my R cc winner.

2 Brown Shandwick Irresistible at Tifosi Have liked this bitch before and think she is lovely more my type than 1 lovely racy b with a good head very nice outline sadly she lacked the condition of 1 and did not move with the confidence of 1, quality b who could do well.
3 Naylor and Morrison Bardonhill Leaping Water over Anlory - Trio of lovely bitches.

Open bitch (6) (2)

1 Hinslea   SH CH Northamber Causin A Riot JW, The star of the day well done this b did not put a foot wrong all day she kept on showing till the end, lovely b from any angle in lovely condition and turned out to perfection , medium sized b just the right amount of weight , a rangy bitch with style balanced attractive head lovely neck and shoulders straight front with good forward extension and positive driving action all topped with a happy tail action deep chest and strong loin good bend of stifle short hocks which she used well in the challenge to take the CC and later went BIS.

2 Hall SH CH Glennara Lehana JW ShCM More my type of head than 1 but felt less racy here today but a lovely b again of good quality very sound not the free movement of 1 and not the panache but still very sound attractive b and every bit a SH CH unlucky to of met 1 on such good form.
3 Morgan Kerrsienna A Paige in History for Deaconara JW ShCM (IMP USA)

Mrs Lynda R MacAulay (Judge)