The Golden Retriever Club Championship Show – 22nd July 2017 – Bitch Judges Report
I thoroughly enjoyed judging at this prestigious Club Show and would like to thank my two stewards who kept the ring running smoothly all day, also my ring photographer who has produced a wonderful record of the dogs on the day.
It was a privilege to judge some top quality bitches including many who had travelled from Europe, I appreciate a well presented bitch in fit hard condition. An exhibit that moves like a show girl, is at one with their handler, is a joy to watch.
Veteran Bitch (11)
1st Grady’s SH CH THORNYWAIT MY GIRL AT GLENRIOCH
One of my favorite classes to judge and what a star it produced. Just 7 years old, she was a beauty. Starting with a soft gentle feminine head with dark eyes and excellent pigment, she was balanced and correct which ever way I looked.
A quality Champion, hands on she has a super length of neck flowing into clean correctly angulated shoulders, strong level topline and tailset, short coupled mature body with a good spring of rib, well muscled rear with good bend and width of stifle, short strong neat hocks. Presented in fine coat and super condition. Her movement is easy on the eye, driving sound action, maintaining her lovely carriage and level tailset on the move. In my final line up at the end of the day she still impressed against the other quality class winners and I had no hesitation in awarding her the C.C and on the referee’s decision BIS.
2nd Scott and Briggs LARGYMORE LADY BRACHLA
A Lovely type, the balance I was looking for and presented in fine coat and super condition, an expressive feminine head with super dark eye and pigment. Good length of neck flowing into strong level topline and correct tailset, good bend of stifle and neat hocks and feet. A strong mover around the ring holding her super topline and shape.
3rd Rix’s GOWERGOLD ADORA BUBBLE
Special Veteran (5)
1st Mell’s SH CH MELOAK TIP TOP
She has a beautiful chiselled head with a gentle expression, super pigment and a dark eye. A worthy Champion, who excells in firm level topline and good tailset. A larger framed bitch with good balance all through, standing on well boned legs and neat feet. Moved steadily around the ring always holding her topline and balanced profile.
2nd Colombo’s SYDNEY BY SUMMER
A 10yr old bitch who impressed for her correct construction and balance. Super neck into a well laid back shoulder and well angulated upper arm, short coupled body and good rear angle and width of stifle. Moved well, more settled here than in the previous class
3rd Callegari’s DOUBLE WILLOW BRIGHT PEARL
Minor Puppy (20)
1st Monteverde’s OLVINGLAY VOGUE
Won this class and the next with some to spare, perfect presentation of a young puppy in full glamorous coat and excellent condition. Sweet feminine head with a dark eye and pigment. Correct layback and angle to her upper arm, creating a good forechest, level topline and tailset, balanced short coupled body proportions, stifles of good width and angulation placing her hocks neatly just below the tailset. Moved around the ring in the expert hands of her breeder, showing strong rear driving action with a super head carriage. Delighted to make her my BPB and at the end of the day BPIS in agreement with my co-judge.
2nd Smyth’s KADAKA KARNIVAL QUEEN
A delightful 6month old baby who could not be denied her place here. Very balanced beautiful shoulder construction, level topline and tailset. With her sweet feminine head and expressive dark eyes and good pigment, I’m sure a bright future awaits her. Shown in super coat and moved with style and confidence for one so young, just a poppet.
3rd Wicklow’s CILLMHANTAIN NIGHT ORCHID
1st Monteverde’s OLVINGLAY VOGUE
2nd Leonard’s WYNRITA SECRET MAGIC
A balanced youngster with an attractive feminine head and excellent pigment. Free stood on neat feet with an ever wagging tail, solid level topline and strong rear end, 4th in the last class but moving better in this class, strode out strongly with good driving action.
3rd Hagger’s FAIRFIELD FIX AND MIX
1st Towers’ ALIBREN KIMBERELLA
A quality bitch with a feminine expressive head, dark eye and pigmentation. Text book shoulder construction, straight front, lovely flow of her neck into a level topline, good width of stifle without exaggeration and straight neat hocks. Beautifully presented in good coat and condition. Moved well in all directions to take this class along with two others.
2nd Foster’s AURISTELA SWEET SIXTEEN JW
Another well balanced bitch, soft appealing head with good pigment and a dark eye, super construction of her shoulders, well laid back leading into a level topline, short coupled body and good strong rear end. Quality bitch with no exaggerations. Moved well to take this place.
3rd Sli’s BONETT BRIDE JINGLE VOICE
1st Zecchin’s LINWOOD PORT ELLEN
Well balanced sweet bitch, presented in super coat and hard condition. Soft feminine head with excellent pigmentation, straight front, standing on neat feet. Well laid back shoulders, good depth of body, short coupled, well muscled rear, which she used to her advantage on the move, drove out really well to win this class.
2nd Zanini’s PINKERLY SUPERAMERICA
Lovely type of bitch who has super construction. Good length of neck into well laid back shoulders, good length of upper arm placing her legs well under her body, level topline and correct tailset, strong well muscled rear. Once she had settled, she moved well around the ring.
3rd Jolly’s LEITITIA ANGEIOLINA
1st Towers’ ALIBREN KIMBERELLA
2nd Whitby’s CRISANSA CLAREDELLE
Super type of bitch, admired her for her excellent shoulder construction. Good flow of neck leading into a strong level topline, straight front neat feet, short coupled body, well angled stifle with good width and muscle tone. Happy free stood girl, for moving she had a different handler which seemed to put her off her stride but moved correctly when settled.
3rd Taylor’s PANDREFT LOLA
1st Tower’s ALIBREN KIMBERELLA
2nd Griggs’ MULFIELD AMETHYST
Beautiful shape of bitch in profile and on further hands on inspection not disappointing, super construction all through, shown here today in lovely coat and presented in fit hard condition, this allowed her to move well around the ring showing super extension.
3rd McCubbin’s CONTAR CELTIC CHAOS
1st Cruttwell’s ASHBYGLEN THE TWO OF US
A young short coupled balanced bitch, lovely head with pleasing expression, neck that flows well into nicely constructed shoulders. Deep mature body, well sprung ribs and a good turn and width to her stifle. Correct steady mover. Beautiful presented and in good coat.
2nd Haxton’s DANTASSIE DISADORA
Very close decision in this class. Quality bitch, eye catching in profile construction, super neck and shoulders, strong rear end and neat hocks. Spot on presentation of a bitch in hard fit condition. Powerful level mover, just a wee bit proud of her tail.
3rd Loverock & Eddies’ LOVISSA LOVE HEARTS
Post Graduate (23)
1st Wicklow’s GILBRYAN MRS MACNAMARRA
Spotted this bitch on my first look round, outstanding in shape and perfectly balanced. Feminine head with a soft expression, super black nose and a dark eye. Excellent shoulder construction, strong level topline into a correct tailset. Her stifles have good width, strong pasterns and neat hocks, which she used well when moving, giving her an easy good length of stride. In the challenge her youthful looks showed through against the more mature winners of the upper classes but I wish her well for the future.
2nd Simm’s POPPYGOLD FIRE OPAL WITH STVINCENT
Another quality bitch of balanced construction and presented in first rate condition. Good reach of neck, straight front, super shoulder angulation, level in topline flowing into correct tailset, strong rear with nice turn of stifle, strides away off strong hocks. Moved very well, holding her shape.
3rd Mullett’s POUNDMEADOW STAR O’FANTASY
Mid Limit (19)
1st Zecchin’s LINIRGOR SINGS THE BLUES
Quality bitch, who took my eye, presented in beautiful full coat and excellent hard condition. Soft gentle head with excellent pigment and dark eye, super front assembly, straight front, good bone, standing on neat feet. Level topline, mature deep body with good spring of rib, strong rear quarters which she used when moving, powerful action with good length of stride.
2nd Ashton’s WILLOWLAWN LA SYLPHIDE
A personal favorite, just pipped into 2nd place. She is a quality balanced bitch, nothing to hide as she is free stood with a gentle wagging tail, her good construction for all to see. Good length of neck into correct shoulder placement, equally well angulated rear, strong level topline and good depth and spring of rib, straight neat hocks. Effortless mover around the ring.
3rd Taylor’s PANDREFT HARMONY FOR HATTIE
1st Hill & Smith’s MEGARVY ONCE UPON A TIME
A top quality bitch, top draw presentation in super coat and hard muscular condition, well off for bone, standing over her ground well. Expressive soft feminine head with a dark eye and the best of pigment, super neck into well laid back shoulders and correct length of upper arm. Strong level topline and tailset, broad well bent stifles which give her a long powerful stride, it was this effortless movement that won her this class.
2nd Dunbar’s LINIRGOR VIOLETS ARE BLUE
Another top quality balanced bitch, not quite in full bloom today, pipped into 2nd place by a bitch in full bloom. Excellent construction all through from super shoulders to a well bent stifle, she has a strong level topline and good spring of rib. She is extremley showy with bags of ring presence, strode out well around the ring holding her topline and profile shape,
3rd Zubair’s THORNYWAIT SENSATION
An outstanding class containing many beautiful Champions, a joy to judge but hair splitting decisions had to be made.
1st Barnes & Zubair’s SH CH THORNYWAIT ISABELLA WITH MILLGREEN
Loved her classic feminine head, strong neck of good length into perfect shoulder construction, straight front, mature depth of body and good spring of rib, level topline and super tailset, strong rear good bend of stifle into neat hocks. Shown to perfection, moving effortlessly with the head carriage I love to see, this gave her the class over another quality exhibit. Delighted to award her the RCC.
2nd. Facq’s CH GOLD DUST DU BOIS DE LA RAYRE
Another beautiful bitch, a very worthy title holder, she also fulfills the breed standard and is very much the show girl. Soft expressive head, neck that flows into correct shoulders, strong level topline, short coupled, excellent rear with a good bend and width of stifle, presented in super coat and hard muscular condition. A correct mover who powered around the ring. Such a close decision between first and second placings I feel maybe on another day given a spacious outdoor ring they may well have changed places.
3rd Monteverde’s IT CH PINKERLY OMNIA VINCIT AMOR
Field Trial (1)
1st England’s DAIRYCOTT POPULUS TREMULA
Alone here but a very deserving winner. Presented in good coat and hard muscular condition, that you would expect from this class. Feminine expressive head with dark pigment, sound mature body with good depth. Showed and moved very well, driving soundly around the ring.
Special Show Gundog/Working Gundog Certificate (3)
1st Mullett’s POUNDMEADOW STAR LIGHT
Balanced bitch in beautiful coat and hard muscular condition, as always from this kennel. Super head with dark eye and pigment, correct shoulder angulation, deep well sprung rib, level topline, stifles have good width and correct angles, strong short neat hocks, moved really well off a powerful stride.
2nd Wheeldon’s THORNYWAIT PICTURE THIS FOR CATNNELS
Free stood bitch who has a super length of neck into well constructed shoulders and flowing into a level topline. Strong rear with straight neat hocks. Moved very smartly around the ring with good reach and length of stride.
3rd Turner’s AMILONE LILLI MARLENE
Special Working (0)
Judge Lindsey Maynard