Judge : Mrs Pam Luckurst (Gavimir)
DOG CC : COE’S VANDABAN VAN DYKE (3rd CC)
RESERVE DOG CC : SHARP BALE’S CH NERADMIK D’ARTAGNAN
BITCH CC : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR MAGIC STAR AT MEZANDA
RESERVE BITCH CC : BELL’S CH ALLFORUS MAGIC N ICE JW ShCM
BEST OF BREED : COE’S VANDABAN VAN DYKE
BEST PUPPY : RING’S BALEISSA POSH TOTTY
DOGS ENTERED 54
DOGS ABSENT 14
DOGS PRESENT 40
PUPPY DOG – 5, 2AB
1st : DAY’S ALLFORUS DICE MASTER
2nd : CUSICK’S LEAZEHOND RAFFLES DREAM
3rd : HICKSON’S KICHIGAI ALEXANDRITE
JUNIOR DOG – 2, 1AB
1st : HILL’S PLYMKEES STAR CLASS
POST GRADUATE DOG – 3, 1AB
1st : DEAN’S ALLFORUS FROSTING OVER LEKKERBEK JW
2nd : THOMAS’S ZANDVOORT FUTURE PROMISE OF SAREVETA
LIMIT DOG – 7, 2AB
1st : PATTISON’S EASTKEES ONE MORE CHANCE
2nd : LINDSAY’S MEZANDA’S STAR PERFORMER
3rd : WADMORE SMITH’S ROSSVALE LATIN LOVER
Res : HAWKINS’ ZARNIKA ICE IN THE SUN
VHC : EGGLESTON’S MARTELLKEES CRACKERJACK AT RICARA
OPEN DOG – 8
1st : COE’S VANDABAN VAN DYKE
2nd : SHARP BALE’S CH NERADMIK D’ARTAGNAN
3rd : LINDSAY’S CH MEZANDA CLASS ACT
Res : HICKSON’S KICHIGAI GREAT PRETENDER JW ShCM
VHC : AM CH LASER’S TUXEDO JUNCTION (IMP) TAF
PUPPY BITCH – 6, 1AB
1st : RING’S BALEISSA POSH TOTTY
2nd : BELL’S ALLFORUS TUMBLING DICE
3rd : NEWMAN’S LEAZEHOND MADDY MOONLIGHT
Res : BREWER’S HELKEESEN EVENTFUL
VHC : TRUELOVE & SHARP BALE’S NERADMIK BAIODORA LADY D’WINTER
JUNIOR BITCH – 2
1st : EGGLESTON’S RICARA ITALIAN SWEETHEART
2nd : WADMORE SMITH’S ROSSVALE THE LOOK OF LOVE
POST GRADUATE BITCH – 10, 4AB
1st : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR MAGIC STAR AT MEZANDA
2nd : MARFLEET’S FLATMEER FLEURIG
3rd : CABELL’S VANDABAN WILLOW
Res : WADMORE SMITH’S ROSSVALE THE LOOK OF LOVE
VHC : HICKSON’S NERADMIK SCANDALOUS AT NATLOU
LIMIT BITCH – 3
1st : SAUNDERS’ LIEFKEES ALBERTINE
2nd : BRUNT’S FOXIFAYRE UNFORGETTABLE OF ZANDVOORT
3rd : HILL’S VALKANTIES CHLOE WITH PLYMKEES SHCM
OPEN BITCH – 9, 3AB
1st : BELL’S CH ALLFORUS MAGIC N ICE JW ShCM
2nd : BROWN’S CH ROSSVALE GONE WITH THE WIND
3rd : SAUNDERS’ LIEFKEES ADELINA
Res : BREWER’S NERADMIK RUMOUR HAS IT
VHC : TRUELOVE’S DESANTI CHINESE WHISPERS OVER NERADMIK
A most interesting judging appointment, as I have not judged the breed for a while and have deliberately not paid attention to the judging at recent shows. My thanks to the WELKS committee for inviting me to judge and to the exhibitors for giving me such a wonderful entry. In general I found the breed in good shape, just two areas that caused concern. One was the return of the short upper arm and the other was the many exhibits that were overweight. These two factors combined tended to produce wide untypical front movement, especially in the dogs.
Puppy D – 5 (2)
Three very different young lads. 1. Day’s Allforus Dice Master. 8 months of age and full of life! Nicely balanced head, good facial markings, dark eye and well set ears. Presenting a balanced outline with short back and high set tail. Short coat of lovely colour, correct texture and clear markings. Could move well when he put his mind to it! When he matures he should have a bright future. 2. Cusick’s Leazehond Raffles Dream. 10 months old. Larger than 1, good balanced wedge shaped head, dark eye and clear facial markings. Nicely made through out with longer coat of good colour. Rather loose in movement which needs to tighten up especially hind movement. Firmer handling and more training could pay dividends! 3. Hickson’s Kichigai Alexandrite.
Junior D – 2 (1)
1. Hill’s Plymkees Star Class. Masculine head with pleasing expression, good facial markings but slightly spoilt by wider set ears. Good f ront assembly, well ribbed up and short coupled body with high set tail. Very much between coats at the moment. Moved well when he settled to the job.
Post Graduate – 3 (1)
1. Dean’s Allforus Frosting over Lekkerbek What a smart outline this exhibit presented. Attractive balanced head with alert expression and well placed and used ears. Slightly more shoulder angulation would give the finishing touch of more reach of neck. Short back, good depth of ribcage, high set double curled tail. Good bone well let down hocks. Coat of excellent colour and texture. Moved true with correct short brisk stride. Nicely shown and handled – oh! if only there was more of him! 2. Thomas’ Zandvoort Future Promise of Sareveta. Darker dog overall resulting in facial markings not being so well defined, could have a darker eye. Well laid shoulder, deep chest, but longer coupled not presenting the compact outline of 1). Dense coat of dark colour, but lacking clear definition. Rather erratic on the move.
Limit D – 7 (2)
1. Pattison’s Eastkees One More Chance. Pleasing youngster of lighter colour. Nicely balanced head with alert expression, dark eye and well set ears. Good front assembly giving nice reach of neck. Deep chest, well ribbed up, short coupled body with high set double curled tail. Coat of lighter colour just coming in and needing more undercoat and ruff to finish the picture. Won this class paws down on his lovely free movement. Would perhaps have liked a little more substance throughout. 2. Lindsay’s Mezanda’s Star Performer. A bigger darker dog than 1. Really masculine well balanced head, kind expression and dark eye. Facial markings adequate but could be more clearly defined and ears could be a little closer set. Excellent construction with deep well sprung ribcage, short back and high set tail. Good bone, clean legs and neat feet. Moved well in front but rather close behind. 3. Wadmore-Smith’s Rossvale Latin Lover.
Open D – 8
What a fantastic class, a real joy to see eight such splendid males in the ring together. 1. Coe’s Vandaban Van Dyke. This dog made a really lovely picture, indeed the breed standard on four legs. Beautifully balanced wedge head with shorter muzzle and wider skull, clear facial markings, dark twinkling eye and neat ears – the real “smiling Dutchman”. Well laid shoulder, deep chest, short back, high set tail, presented in good hard condition. Profuse dark coat of harsh texture, gleaming in the sun. Strode round the ring with drive and purpose. Delighted to award him DCC with BOB – which I understand gives him his place in the upper house. 2. Sharp-Bale’s Ch. Neradmik D’Artagnan. Another eye catching dog, slightly lighter in colour than 1. Well balanced head with longer muzzle, good stop, dark eye and well placed and used ears. Facial markings and expression now putting me in mind of his illustrious sire. Good shoulder placement, deep, short coupled body with high set well plumed tail. Good bone, short hocks and neat feet. Full coat of clear colour and harsh texture, faultlessly presented. Front movement straight and true, but taking 2 or 3 steps before getting into correct even stride with hind movement. RCC 3. Lindsay’s Ch. Mezanda Class Act.
Puppy B – 6 (1)
A delightful bunch of babies that must bode well for the future of the breed. 1. Ring’s Baleissa Posh Totty. Really eye catching little poppet. Pretty well proportioned head, dark eye and neat ears. Clear facial markings and expression so similar to that of her well know Dad. Nicely put together throughout with super reach of neck, short back, high set tail, good bone and tight feet. Moved and showed well, nicely trained and presented and totally at one with her handler. 2. Bell’s Allforus Tumbling Dice. Giving away two months to 1. is a lot at this age. Lovely feminine head, sweet expression, dark eye and well used ears. Nice lay of shoulder, good reach of neck, nicely made body of substance. Coat of correct texture, good colour and clear markings coming in well. Still has some growing to do. Needs to steady on the move – another one full of life! 3. Newman’s Leazehond Maddy Moonlight.
Junior B – 2
1. Eggleston’s Ricara Italian Sweetheart. Attractive balanced head with dark eye and darker face, but facial markings adequate at present. Bigger bitch of substance, well constructed throughout, good spring of rib, high set tail, good bone and short hocks. Coat of pleasing colour and quality. Moved well but tended to toe in a little on right front foot. 2. Wadmore-Smith’s Rossvale the Look of Love. Much smaller bitch than 1. Pretty head with sweet expression, well placed and used ears. Carefully presented in full coat of clear colour with well defined markings. Front assembly was disappointing, causing her to move wide in front. Rather fine boned, but hope she grows on and gains substance with maturity.
Post Graduate B – 10 (4)
This was my big surprise of the day! 1. Lindsay’s Enreveyar Magic Star at Mezanda. At 21 months, what a delightful little bitch and so typical of what the breed should be at that age. Lovely wedge head, good stop, dark eye, well set ears and alert mischievous expression. Well laid shoulder, good spring of rib, short coupled body with high set tail. Correct short harsh coat of lovely colour with clear markings. Covered the ground effortlessly on the move on neat well padded feet. Pleased to award her BCC which hopefully will be the first of many. 2. Marfleet’s Flatmeer Fleurig. Smaller, darker bitch, absolutely full of herself! Feminine head with good balance, dark eye, neat ears, but facial markings not so clearly defined. Presenting a nice outline with good reach of neck, short back and high set tail. Rich dark coat of good texture. Moved and showed beautifully. 3. Cabell’s Vandaban Willow.
Limit B – 3
This was a difficult class as there were three nice bitches, all of such differing types. 1. Saunders’ Liefkees Albertine. This bitch actually showed better in the challenge than she did in her class! Nicely balanced head with good markings, pleasing expression and well set ears. Good lay of shoulder, nice reach of neck, well ribbed up body with high set well plumed tail. Tends to make herself look longer in body than she really is. Good coat of correct texture and clear colour. Moved true both ends and showed well. 2. Brunt’s Foxifayre Unforgettable of Zandvoort. Sweet feminine head of good proportions, pleasing expression and neat ears. Front assembly not her fortune. Short back, good brisket and high set tail – what was left of it! Good bone, neat feet, but rather short on the leg. Hind movement was true but moved rather wide in front. 3. Hill’s Valkanties Chloe with Plymkees.
Open B – 9 (3)
Another class of real quality. 1. Ch. Allforus Magic ‘n Ice. Good sized bitch, just coming back into coat after her litter. Pretty well balanced head, dark eye, good facial markings and alert expression. Well laid shoulder, giving good reach of neck. Deep, short coupled body with high set tail. Good bone and substance, tight feet and well let down hocks. Showed and moved extremely well, but tawny coat colouring was disappointing. RCC. 2. Brown’s Ch. Rossvale Gone with the Wind. Feminine head of nice proportions, good stop, dark eye, clear facial markings and well set ears. Nicely made throughout, lovely reach of neck, short back and high set double curled tail. Good bone and tight feet. Another one just coming back into coat which was of a lighter colour and lacked undercoat. Moved straight and true behind but pulled so strongly away from her handler on the return that she spoilt her front movement. 3. Saunders’ Liefkees Adelina.
Judge: Pam Luckhurst