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Birmingham National 2015

Judge : Espen Engh

BEST OF BREED : BRUNT’S CH VANSTRAND QUANTUM OF SOLACE
DOG CC : MILES & DEAN’S NERADMIK FAMILY AFFAIR WITH LEKKERBEK
RESERVE DOG CC : HARRIS’ NERADMIK ALL ABOUT THE BOY FOR WATCHKEES ShCM JW
BITCH CC : BRUNT’S CH VANSTRAND QUANTUM OF SOLACE
RESERVE BITCH CC : BARDSLEY’S NERADMIK RUBY SLIPPER FOR SKATHKI
BEST VETERAN : BRUNT’S CH ZANDVOORT DREAM MACHINE
BEST PUPPY : SHARP-BALE, MILES & GATT’S SAMKEES WITH LOVE (IMP MALTA) NAF TAF

DOGS ENTERED 53
DOGS ABSENT 12
DOGS PRESENT 41

MINOR PUPY DOG – 1
1ST: SHARP-BALE, MILES & GATT’S SAMKEES WITH LOVE (IMP MALTA) NAF TAF

PUPPY DOG – 1
1ST: BRUNT’S KIMOKEES LAUGHS N RUNS OF ZANDVOORT (IMP FIN)

JUNIOR DOG – 3
1ST: HICKSON’S KICHIGAI LUKE SKYWALKER
2ND: DAVIES’ NERADMIK OVER THE RAINBOW TO KYROSS
3RD: LEACH’S BARGEWAY PRINCE CHARMING

POST GRADUATE DOG – 6, 1AB
1ST: LINDSAY’S MEZANDA MADOG’S STORM
2ND: ROSE’S ROSSVALE MASTER OF DESTINY FOR ESORKEES
3RD: WILKES’ HELKEESEN SURFIN FOR DAKARAIKEES
RES: WALLER’S BRYKIN BIG CHIEF
VHC: WILKIN’S WHIZZKEES ONYX SAMPSON

LIMIT DOG – 8, 1AB
1ST: HARRIS’ NERADMIK ALL ABOUT THE BOY FOR WATCHKEES ShCM JW
2ND: TEW’S BARGEWAY KEEN TO RUMBLE
3RD: STUBBINGS’ VANDERSEE IRISH GUARD
RES: ANDREWS’ NERADMIK HELP THE HERO AT MALDINE
VHC: MILES, CULLEN & BROWN’S ROSSVALE’S LEGACY FOR LEKKERBEK

OPEN DOG – 7, 1AB
1ST: MILES & DEAN’S NERADMIK FAMILY AFFAIR WITH LEKKERBEK
2ND: MATTHEWS, REED-PECK & STEWART’S CH KLOMPEN’S WHO’S YOUR DADDY (IMP USA)
3RD: CARROLL’S IR CH LYNTOVA LEGEND HAS IT
RES: HOPKIN & JANSSEN’S INT CH HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER JW ShCM
VHC: WILKIN’S CH POMMARY QUICK SILVER AT WHIZZKEES AW(S)

VETERAN DOG – 1
1ST: BRUNT’S CH ZANDVOORT DREAM MACHINE

MINOR PUPPY BITCH – 3, 2AB
1ST: GREGORY’S AMIKIRS SPANGELISIOUS

PUPPY BITCH – 1
1ST: TEW’S BARGEWAY QUEST FOR FAME

JUNIOR BITCH – 8, 2AB
1ST: BARDSLEY’S NERADMIK RUBY SLIPPER FOR SKATHKI
2ND: WILKIN’S WHIZZKEES EBONY SLIPPER
3RD: HILL’S WHIZZKEES EBONY SILVER FOR PLYMKEES
RES: WILKIN’S WHIZZKEES EBONY SINDERS
VHC: TEW’S BARGEWAY PUMPKIN PIE

POST GRADUATE BITCH – 1
1ST: LINDSAY’S MEZANDA MAI STARSHINE

LIMIT BITCH – 6, 5AB
1ST: TEW’S BARGEWAY NEAT AND TIDY

OPEN BITCH – 5
1ST: BRUNT’S CH VANSTRAND QUANTUM OF SOLACE
2ND: CARROLL’S IR CH LYNTOVA MIDNIGHT DREAM
3RD: GREGORY’S CH AMIKIRS BUBBLELICIOUS JW
RES: REED’S BYQUY WILLMA
VHC: HICKSON’S KICHIGAI UPS A DAISY ShCM

VETERAN BITCH – 2
1ST: WALLER’S BRYKIN BANDORA
2ND: LUSH’S ZANDVOORT HEAVENS DREAM FOR EDNAARON

MPD (1) 1 Samkees With Love, lovely puppy, very well proportioned & already a fully fledged show dog. Beautiful head, small ears & excellent expression, typical well defined spectacles. Balanced length of neck, very well developed front for his age. Short, firm back, well set tail. Well developed, deep & capacious body, well angulated behind. Typical round feet. Moved with style, coordination & soundness to win BP.
PD (1) 1 Kimokees Laughs N Runs of Zandvoort, attractive well proportioned puppy. Well proportioned head with acceptable stop. Somewhat pale in colour, would prefer darker ears & more distinct spectacles. Pleasing neck. Enough forechest for age, but he needs to develop some more chest volume, particularly in the lower part which would give him more support for his front legs. Excellent topline, well set tail. Well angulated behind. Moved with drive from the side, excellent from behind, still needs to settle in front.
JD (3) 1 Kichigai Luke Skywalker, well made, masculine dog, well proportioned & well developed for his age. Attractive head even if I would prefer some more length of both skull & muzzle. Moderate neck & front angulation. Could be firmer in pastern & tended to toe in. Short, firm back, excellent tail. Beautiful coat & very attractive colour. A bit inconsistent in movement, but at times he moved very well & always in balance, very sound from behind; 2 Neradmik Over The Rainbow to Kyross, attractive dog, not unlike the winner, but not quite as masculine as him & could do with some more bone. Well proportioned body, excellent topline & tailset. Needs some more ring training to get the very best out of him in movement. Rich coat, would prefer clearer colour on his skull; 3 Bargeway Prince Charming.
PGD (6,1a) 1 Mezanda Madog’s Storm, very well proportioned & constructed dog, a rather comfortable winner of the class. Attractive head with very pleasing proportions of skull to muzzle. I would have preferred darker eyes. Attractive neck, excellent topline & well set tail. Balanced angulation in front & behind. Out moved his competition; very sound & well balanced with excellent carriage. Not in full coat, having lost quite a bit of his undercoat, but sported a very good colour; 2 Rossvale Master Of Destiny for Esorkees, powerful, masculine dog in excellent coat. Well constructed. Attractive head with lovely dark mask & ears. Moderate neck. Balanced angulation. Firm topline. Somewhat over dimensioned in body & significantly heavier in movement than the winner, but parallel coming & going; 3 Helkeesen Surfin for Dakaraikees.
LD (8,1) 1 Neradmik All About the Boy for Watchkees, beautifully proportioned, compact dog of excellent type & quality, so very much together & very well constructed. Typical head & expression, but would not want him any shorter in muzzle. Excellent, small & well placed ivy leaf ears. Balanced length of neck. Short, firm topline. He stood & moved very well indeed on his legs. Not in his best top coat on the day, giving him a somewhat less than tidy impression, but he has lovely spectacles, mask, dark ears & some harness markings which did the trick. Excellent mover from all angles & very well handled, in full coat he would be hard to beat. RCC; 2 Bargeway Keen To Rumble, larger, stronger male, definitely masculine. Well proportioned with excellent length of leg. Not the head of the winner & rather wide set ears, but well marked. Strong neck. Balanced angulation in front & behind. Excellent bone. Attractive coat & markings. Sound mover from all angles; 3 Vandersee Irish Guard.
OD (7,1) 1 Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek, a really beautiful dog, ideally proportioned & balanced, just what I am looking for in a Keeshond. Beautiful head & expression. Excellent small ears. Excellent neck, front & topline, well set tail. All over this dog radiates quality & type. Beautiful coat, excellent colour & markings. He needs & deserves a handler that can do him more justice on the move as well as more ring training, but after a change of handler, he moved well enough to win the class & the CC; 2 Ch Klompen’s Who’s Your Daddy, very eyecatching, very compact male with a lovely silhouette & very impressive in side movement. I would prefer a darker mask & ears, still he has quite an attractive expression from his almond shaped eyes. Very short, compact body, excellent topline & tailset. In perfect sync with his handler, he was simply a firework in movement from the side, but not as sound in movement from behind as I would like to see; 3 Ir/Int Ch Lyntova Legend Has It.
VD (1) 1 Ch Zandvoort Dream Machine, 7 years old male in excellent condition. Compact enough, if not as short as some. Quality head, on the fine side, pleasing expression even if his eyes could be darker. Strong neck. Firm topline, well set tail. Excellent coat quality with a somewhat brownish tint. Stood well over his legs & a pleasing mover from all angles. BV.

MPB (1) 1 Amikirs Spangelisious, very feminine bitch of very attractive model, compact & short-coupled & with good length of leg despite being of a smaller type. Refined, feminine head with an attractive expression, well placed & small ears. Excellent forechest & layback of upper arm. Firm topline, well set tail. Ample coat, I hope she will lose her yellow taint with age. Moved well for her young age.
PB (1) 1 Bargeway Quest For Fame, feminine bitch, at 9 months a little in between stages. Very feminine in head, rather large ears, but attractive expression & very good spectacles. Good neck. Needs to develop in body & not yet as compact as she might be. Pleasing topline. Very moderate angulation behind. Attractive topcoat. Needs more focus in movement & tended to move sideways coming & going.
JB (8,2) 1 Neradmik Ruby Slippers for Skathki, feminine bitch of excellent type & quality, she clearly stood on in this class, even if I would not mind slightly more length of leg to match her body length. Well shaped & proportioned, feminine head, excellent ears. Moderate neck. Excellent forechest & layback of upper arm. Firm back, could be slightly shorter, but her excellent tail covers the distance & contributes to her classical egg shape. Beautiful coat. Very well handled. Sound, efficient mover from all angles. RCC; 2 Whizzkees Ebony Slipper, a rather large bitch who scored in side movement. Not the head type I am looking for & with large ears. Beautiful neck combining length & strength. Moderate, but balanced angulation in front & behind. Firm topline, good tail. Could be more distinct in her markings. Moved with long strides & excellent balance; 3 Whizzkees Ebony Silver for Plymkees.
PGB (1) 1 Mezanda Mai Starshine, attractive bitch, well proportioned. Attractive head, but lost out in expression as she has a rather light mask & ears. Moderate angulation in front. Firm topline, well set tail. Ideal amount of bone. Adequate coat. I appreciated her shape & her sound & efficient movement from all angles.
LB (6,5) 1 Bargeway Neat And Tidy, feminine, compact, square bitch with very pleasing quality. Attractive bitch head with lovely almond shaped eyes & typical ivy leaf ears. Strong neck. Balanced angulation both ends. Firm back, well set tail. Her brownish coat colour is not her fortune. Moved wide in front, quite pleasing from the side & from behind.
OB (5) 1 Ch Vanstrand Quantum Of Solace, not a small bitch, but decidedly feminine & most attractive. Ideal length of leg & an outstanding silhouette. Lovely feminine head with enough mask & well set ears, showing plenty of character & quality. Excellent neck which she used to her advantage both standing & moving. Balanced angulation both ends. Short, firm topline, well set tail. Well marked on body, dark ears. Acceptable colour, but could less yellowish, & this is basically the only place I would improve on her. Easily out moved any competition, very synchronized, free & supple with optimal balance, energetic & dead sound. CC & BOB; 2 Ir/Int Ch Lyntova Midnight Dream, instantly attractive, very compact, square bitch. Very feminine, expressive head on the shorter side, lovely head markings – mask, ears & spectacles. Not the neck or the layback of upper arm of the winner. Moved well from the side, but could stabilize in front. Excellent coat, very well presented. She won the RCC the last time I judged the breed in the UK at a very young age, & I was happy to see that she has fulfilled her early promise 3 Ch Amikirs Bubblelicious.
VB (2) 1 Brykin Bandora, feminine bitch, well spirited & attractive if a little generous in her body proportions. Refined head, I would prefer some more strength of foreface. Beautiful eyes & excellent spectacles. Strong neck of correct length. Has kept up her topline, quite pleasing tail. From the side she moved well for her age, but has lost some of her soundness as viewed from behind; 2 Zandvoort Heavens Dream for Ednaaron, charming, compact, feminine bitch who would benefit from more length of leg. Feminine head. I would prefer some more neck. Moderately angulated in front & behind. Good topline & tailset. Very dark colour which detracts from her markings. Her personality & brains dictate that she would much like to move, but her legs are at this age not quite able to execute the command.

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