JUDGE: LIZ CARTLEDGE
BEST OF BREED : HARRIS’ CH NERADMIK ALL ABOUT THE BOY FOR WATCHKEES JW ShCM
RESERVE BEST OF BREED : SHARP-BALE’S CH NERADMIK MISS HOLLY BERRY
DOG CC : HARRIS’ CH NERADMIK ALL ABOUT THE BOY FOR WATCHKEES JW ShCM
RESERVE DOG CC : PECK AND MATTHEWS’ BYQUY WORKIN BOOTS
BITCH CC : SHARP-BALE’S CH NERADMIK MISS HOLLY BERRY
RESERVE BITCH CC : ATKINSON & MATTHEWS’ WINKLESTAR ANTHE WITH VALINDALE NAF TAF
BEST PUPPY BITCH : PASSMORE’S TORRIKEES LUST FOR LIFE
DOGS ENTERED 94
DOGS ABSENT 14
DOGS PRESENT 80
MINOR PUPPY DOG – 5
1ST : CHRISTOPHER’S NERADMIK CANACHE AT BISUKEES
2ND : MATTHEWS & RANSLEY’S SZARYK DUTCH BARGEMASTER WITH VALINDALE
3RD : MCBEATH’S SAMOYKEES FLY ME TO THE MOON
4TH : BRUNT’S ZANDVOORT MR BOND
5TH : WILKES’ DAKARAIKEES HARISTOTLE
PUPPY DOG – 3
1ST : HARRIS’ NERADMIK CARRY GRANT FOR WATCHKEEES (IMP CAN)
2ND : BELL’S ALLFORUS HEART THROB (AI)
3RD : KING’S ALLFORUS TERRIFIC TURTLE (AI)
JUNIOR DOG – 3
1ST : PECK & MATTHEWS’ BYQUY WORKIN BOOTS
2ND : BRUNT’S ZANDVOORT PURRSONAL LIFE (AI)
3RD : LINDSAY’S MEZANDA MERRY STARSHOWER (AI)
SPECIAL YEARLING DOG – 3
1ST : FUSCO’S AMIKIRS LORD OF THE BUBBLES
2ND : MILES, DEAN & ISLES’ NERADMIK KISS CHASE WITH LEKKERBEK
3RD : WILLIAMS’ MEZANDA MASTER OF SECRETS AT DRUITZ
NOVICE DOG – 1
1ST : BRUNT’S ZANDVOORT MR BOND
POST GRADUATE DOG – 3
1ST : HICKSON’S KICHIGAI ONLY THE LONLEY
2ND : WALLER’S BRYKIN BIG CHIEF
3RD : BOWDEN-ROCHE’S BARGEWAY POINT BLANK
LIMIT DOG – 10, 1AB
1ST : BENNETT’S BYQUY RICH GENT
2ND : DAVIES’ NERADMIK OVER THE RAINBOW AT KYROSS
3RD : BAKER’S NERADMIK BOY NEXT DOOR
4TH : JANSSEN & STASSEN’S NO LIMIT VAN HET EARLSKAMP
5TH : ATKINSON & PECK’S BYQUY WILL YOU BE RICH
OPEN DOG – 3
1ST : HARRIS’ CH NERADMIK ALL ABOUT THE BOY FOR WATCHKEES JW ShCM
2ND : MILES & DEAN’S CH NERADMIK FAMILY AFFAIR WITH LEKKERBEK
3RD : ANDREWS’ CH NERADMIK DADDY DEAR WITH MALDINE
VETERAN DOG UNDER 10 YEARS – 5
1ST : PECK, MATTHEWS & RANSLEY’S CH WUND-R Y WORKIN FOR A LIVIN AT SZARYK (IMP USA)
2ND : ATKINSON’S TORRIKEES WHO’S THE BOSS OF WINKLESTAR
3RD : BRUNT’S CH ZANDVOORT DREAM MACHINE
4TH : WILKIN’S CH POMMARY QUICK SILVER AT WHIZZKEES
5TH : WILKES’ HELKEESEN SURFIN AT DAKARAIKEES
VETERAN DOG OVER 10 YEARS – NO ENTRIES
BREEDER’S OPEN DOG – 3
1ST : NEWMAN’S LEAZEHOND LIGHTNING BOLT
2ND : LINDSAY’S MEZANDA MERRY STARSHOWER
3RD : HILL’S PLYMKEES COOL DUDE ShCM
NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR – 5, 1AB
1ST : MILES, CULLEN & BROWN’S CH ROSSVALE’S LEGACY FOR LEKKERBEK
2ND : ROSE’S CH ROSSVALE MASTER OF DESTINY FOR ESORKEES
3RD : WILLIAMS’ MEZANDA MASTER OF SECRETS AT DRUITZ
4TH : BOWDEN-ROCHE’S BARGEWAY POINT BLANK
GOOD CITIZEN DOG – NO ENTRIES
MINOR PUPPY BITCH – 5, 1AB
1ST : WHITE’S NERADMIK VANILLA ICE MORVANIA
2ND : BRUNT’S ZANDVOORT URSULA ANDRESS
3RD : PALMER’S SHELDERON SUPER STELLA
4TH : WILKES’ DAKARAIKEES SILVER CHARM
PUPPY BITCH – 2
1ST : SHARP-BALE’S NERADMIK GRACE KELLY (IMP CAN)
2ND : MARSHALL’S TORRIKEES MADE IN HEAVEN
JUNIOR BITCH – 9, 2AB
1ST : PASSMORE’S TORRIKEES LUST FOR LIFE
2ND : JANSSEN & STASSEN’S OSIRIS SHINING BRIGHT VON HET EARLSKAMP
3RD : REED’S BYQUY WALKIN BOOTS
4TH : REDLER & WHEATLEY’S BYQUY KINKY BOOTS AT KEITAKEES
5TH : WALLER’S BARGEWAY THAT’S MY GIRL
SPECIAL YEARLING BITCH – 1
1ST : HICKSON’S KICHIGAI MAGIC DANCER
NOVICE BITCH – 2
1ST : BRUNT’S ZANDVOORT URSULA ANDRESS
2ND : CARTER’S AMIKIRS BUCKS FIZZ OF ALMRAGLIC
POST GRADUATE BITCH – 9, 2AB
1ST : HATTERSLEY’S TORRIKEES SEA BREEZE
2ND : REDLER & WHEATLEY’S KEITAKEES ASLEEP IN THE BACK
3RD : SCHULTZ’S NERADMIK KISS ME KATE TO SKYDUST
4TH : PALMER’S SHELDERON SUGAR AND SPICE
5TH : WILKIN’S WHIZZKEES EBONY SLIPPER
LIMIT BITCH – 9, 2AB
1ST : JANSSEN & STASSEN’S NO FEAR VAN HET EARLSKAMP
2ND : WHITE’S NERADMIK DEAR DARLING OF WHITCHAKEES
3RD : FITCHES’ SAMOYKEES EXCLUSIVE MOON
4TH : TEW’S BARGEWAY PUMPKIN PIE
5TH : PALMER’S SHELDERON SUMMER SPARKLE
OPEN BITCH – 10, 3AB
1ST : SHARP-BALE’S CH NERADMIK MISS HOLLY BERRY
2ND : ATKINSON & MATTHEWS’ WINKLESTAR ANTHE WITH VALINDALE NAF TAF
3RD : AUSTIN & JOHNSTON’S CHOTAHKEES DON’T STOP ME NOW
4TH : BRUNT’S CH VANSTRAND QUANTUM OF SOLACE
5TH : PASSMORE’S CH TORRIKEES VICTORIA’S SECRET
VETERAN BITCH UNDER 10 YEARS – 2
1ST : SHARP-BALE’S CH NERADMIK CHANEL
2ND : PASSMORE’S TORRIKEES AMERICAN AFFAIR (AI)
VETERAN BITCH OVER 10 YEARS – 4, 2AB
1ST : PASSMORE’S TORRIKEES WITH ATTITUDE
2ND : HILL’S PLYMKEES LIMITED EDITION ShCM
BREEDER’S OPEN BITCH – 4, 1AB
1ST : PALMER’S SHELDERON SUPER STELLA
2ND : PALMER’S SHELDERON SUGAR AND SPICE
NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR – 4, 2AB
1ST : WHITE’S NERADMIK SUNDAY LOVIN MORVANIA
2ND : BOWDEN-ROCHE’S BARGEWAY SWEET REVENGE
GOOD CITIZEN BITCH – NO ENTRIES
The Keeshond Club held its 31 class championship show at the Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, with a numerically strong entry of 106 from 93 dogs. I can’t believe it is 17 years ago I judged at the club’s truly special weekend event but they had the dvd to prove it! I kept glancing at the screen at the Keeshond Club shop, enjoying going down memory lane but also reflecting how many people we have lost in that time. I recall vividly the great atmosphere & also how hot it was. I was a lot slimmer & 17 years younger! It is not possible to create the same atmosphere at the Kennel Club Building but Keeshonds are naturally happy dogs who engage well with their owners (especially if there is a treat involved). At times they can be a bit vocal which is not great in an ‘echoy’ hall. Constant feeding has crept into this breed as well as many others – can I just say it is not necessary to be feeding your dog the whole time he/she is in the ring. Train your dog at home with rewards in order to get an alert response. But once you are in the ring just use a few little treats which can be given once the judge has gone over the dog. My pet hate is the handler who just as you are about to look at the dog’s mouth decides to give the dog a piece of chicken, liver or cheese! Apart from having to wait for the dog to finish chewing, the dog is now hoping there may be more food coming his way so is not fully coordinated when moving looking up at his owner & not getting into the desired brisk, straight gait.
I thought some of the dog classes were quite difficult; size was certainly up & down the scale. There were some well up to size, also a few who weren’t masculine enough; others a bit short on the leg & also some too long in body. Presentation in most was good, temperaments as always marvellous. Some were standing a bit flat footed, lazy in front movement & a bit soft in condition. There is no excuse now spring is here so get your dogs fit, active & well muscled, they will put up with plenty of exercise.
This club is very lucky to have talented people in the kitchen & we were treated to a good choice of menu, enjoyed by all. I had two ace stewards who kept me on the straight & narrow with a nice bit of banter between us. Thank you for having me; I enjoyed the whole day enormously.
BIS was Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees; RBIS, Ch Neradmik Miss Holly Berry; BP, Torrikees Lust For Life; RBP, Neradmik Canache at Bisukees; BV, Wund-Ry Workin For A Livin at Szaryk; & RBV, Ch Neradmik Chanel.
Quite an interesting family affair now I have had the time to read the catalogue. The two CC winners have the same sire; the veteran bitch is the dam of the BCC winner who in turn is the dam of the BPD.
Throughout the dog classes there was just one single dog absent, more absentees in the bitches with seasons & coat shedding.
MPD (5) 1 BPD, Christopher’s Neradmik Canache at Bisukees, 7½ months, I hope he has done his growing early, masculine & self assured he took a bit of time to get into step, happy & positive character, good head, needs to grow into his ears, correct coat, well proportioned, deep brisket, well handled; 2 Matthews’ Szaryk Dutch Bargemaster with Valindale, just 6 months, you could not help but fall for this one! Lovely silhouette, as yet in miniature, a real poser gazing up at his handler, quality head, shiny dark eyes, good body & tailset, trotted his stuff totally relaxed. Still has a lot of puppy fluff. Just needs to grow on. Utterly charming & he knew it. Sired by BV; 3 McBeath’s Samoykees Fly Me To The Moon.
PD (3) 1 Harris’ Neradmik Cary Grant for Watchkees, 10 months, comfortable winner, on his toes, well proportioned, attractive head, intelligent expression, good coat & body, alert showman, moved well behind but toed in a little coming towards me; 2 Bell’s Allforus Heart Throb, nearly a year, good head & eyes, plenty of coat, good body & ribs, showed with enthusiasm standing but a bit lazy on the move & not reaching out in front very much; 3 King’s Allforus Terrific Turtle, litter brother to 2.
JD (3) 1 RCC, Peck & Matthews’ Byquy Workin Boots, yearling dog in very good form, lovely head, keen expression, excellent outline & overall proportions, good coat & ruff, high set tail, firm body, well conditioned, easy mover, happy showman, very well handled. I see he is by today’s BV, excellent potential; 2 Brunt’s Zandvoort Purrsonal Life, 15 months, quality youngster, I preferred head & expression of 1. Compact body, harsh jacket, well set & carried tail, splendid coat & condition, accurate mover; 3 Lindsay’s Mezanda Merry Starshower, 17 months, not in full coat, moved OK. A little plain in head.
YD (3) 1 Fusco’s Amikirs Lord Of The Bubbles, 20 months, rather fond of his own voice today, quality head, dark expressive eyes, fluent brisk mover, good coat & body, tight tail, alert showman; 2 Miles & Dean’s Neradmik Kiss Chase with Lekkerbek, 22 months, handsome youngster with masculine head & outlook, used his neck to advantage, well groomed & conditioned, high set tail, well proportioned. Just needs to firm up in front movement which was just a tad lazy today. Out of the BCC winner; 3 Williams’ Mezanda Master Of Secrets at Druitz.
ND (1) 1 Brunt’s Zandvoort Mr Bond, not a bad mover this 7 months puppy, showed very well, just looked a bit stuffy in neck standing.
PGD (3) 1 Hickson’s Kichigai’s Only The Lonely, 22 months, pretty dog, beautifully proportioned, great silhouette when he concentrated! Tended to pace & prance about but settled down to move properly, long enough to win this class; 2 Waller’s Brykin Big Chief, 4½ years, harsh jacket, firm body, dark intelligent eyes, moved OK, steady showman; 3 Bowden-Roche & Bowden’s Bargeway Point Black, well up to size & failed in front movement, carrying plenty of weight, all male head.
LD (10,1) 1 Bennett’s Byquy Rich Gent, won the biggest & best class so far, 2 years, well schooled showman with an excellent outline, well proportioned, good head & eyes, well pigmented, compact body, excellent bone, well handled & presented, went well; 2 Davies’ Neradmik Over The Rainbow to Kyross, nearly 3, lovely head, eyes & expression, slightly short attention span, lovely coat & condition, strong body, moved well but tended to lean towards his handler, sturdy body, very close decision between 1 & 2; 3 Baker’s Neradmik Boy Next Door, litter brother to CC & BIS winner.
OD (3) 1 CC & BIS, Harris’ Ch Neradmik All About The Boy for Watchkees, 4 years, beautifully balanced, great silhouette, used his neck to impress, all quality head, bright dark intelligent eyes giving him such a charming expression, lovely coat & condition, just the right amount of weight, a pleasure to watch on the move where he really excelled, animated & focused showman; 2 Miles’ Ch Neradmik Family Affair with Lekkerbek, litter brother to 1, must have been an amazing litter & not to be outdone my third in this class was out of the same dam, Ch Lady Godiva’s Guilty Pleasure with N. Typical head & expression, compact body, good bone, harsh jacket, another who moved & showed well; 3 Andews’ Ch Neradmik Daddy Dear with Malii, 2 years, masculine dog with lovely coat, dark eyes, plenty of body. Sympathetically handled.
VD (5) 1 BV, Matthews & Ransley’s Ch Wund-Ry Working For A Livin at Szaryk, 7½ years, once he had relieved himself (almost flooded the ring, bless him!) he was fine. Keen, intelligent expression, lively & switched on showman, well proportioned, good topline, well coated. No sign of old age here; 2 Atkinson’s Torrikees Who’s The Boss of Winklestar, 9 years, excellent type, very pleasing head & expression, well coated & bodied, moved quite well; 3 Brunt’s Ch Zandvoort Dream Machine, 9 years, completed a trio of ‘old boys’, distinguished grey around the muzzle, good coat, solid body, showy & cooperative.
BBE D (3) 1 Newman’s Leazehond Lightning Bolt, by Game Boy, 4 years, good honest dog, attractive head, brisk mover, good outline, showed non stop; 2 M Merry Starshower; 3 Hill’s Plymkees Cool Dude.
NBBE D (5) 1 Miles’ Ch Rossvale’s Legacy for Lekkerbek, sire by Game Boy, 4 years, typy dog of good make & shape, compact body, excellent bone, very nice head & expression, keen showman who moved OK; 2 Rose’s Ch Rossvale Master Of Destiny for Esorkees, 3½ years, masculine head & outlook, plenty of coat, does not need to carry any more weight. Quality head, lovely dark eyes, showed non stop; 3 M Master Of Secrets at D.
MPB (5,1) Such innocence! 1 White’s Neradmik Vanilla Ice Morvania, 7½ months, litter sister to BPD, nice puppy, lovely eyes, good head, compact body, already a good coat, moved & showed OK; 2 Brunt’s Zandvoort Ursula Andress, 7 months, smart puppy with good silhouette standing, good neckline & quarters. Still has a lot of puppy coat. Not going quite true in front today; 3 Palmer’s Shelderon Super Steller, 8 months, most attractive head, lovely expression, good body & outline. Needs to firm up in front action.
PB (2) 1 Sharp-Bale’s Neradmik Grace Kelly, 9½ months, lovely dark eyes, intelligent expression, has quality & style, well presented coat, high set tail, firm body, very showy & cooperative; 2 Marshall’s Torrikees Made In Heaven, 11 months, attractive head, kind dark eyes, well coated & bodied, moved OK, not as concentrated on the job as 1. 1 see she is litter sister to BP.
JB (9,2) 1 BP, Passmore’s Torrikees Lust For Life, 11 months, easy class winner for me, very good outline & proportions, feminine head, intensely keen & interested, excellent coat, body & tailset, in excellent form, moved well; 2 Janssen’s Osiris Shining Bright von het Earlskamp, 15 months, bit of a fidget but an appealing bitch nevertheless, pleasing head, good coat & body, moved OK; 3 Reed-Peck’s Byquay Walkin Boots, litter sister to RDCC.
YB (1) 1 Hickson’s Kichiga Magic Dancer, 17 months, quality head, up to weight, happy showgirl, good coat. Shade long cast.
NB (2) 1 Z Ursula Andress; 2 Carter’s Amikirs Bucks Fizz at Almraglic, 4 years, a bit long in foreface, moved OK but was more interested in eating than showing herself off! Shade long cast.
PGB (9,2) 1 Hattersley’s Torrikees Sea Breeze, 3½ years, full of voice today, intelligent expression, good head, well proportioned with good outline, moved & showed well. Not in full coat; 2 Radler & Wheatley’s Keitakees Asleep In The Back, 2½ years, very well handled to look her best, good head, well defined spectacles, dark eyes, well bodied & coated. Not moving as well as 1; 3 Schulz’s Neradmik Kiss Me Kate to Skydust, another Hollyberry daughter.
LB (9,2) 1 Janssen’s No Fear van het Earlskamp, 2½ years, very nice quality bitch, steady showgirl who also went well. Alert & bright eyed, well fitting coat, excellent body & neckline, well presented; 2 White’s Neradmik Dear Darling of Whitchakees, litter sister to 3rd in OD, 2 years, good type, pleasing head & expression, plenty of coat, firm body, showed well, well set tail. Also lovely dark eyes. Close up here; 3 Fitches’ Samoykees Exclusive Moon.
OB (11,2) 1 CC & RBIS, Sharp-Bale, Miles & Gatt’s Ch Neradmik Miss Holly Berry, 5 years & gorgeous! Lovely face, bright eyed & bushy tailed, super body, totally balanced, high set tail, excellent coat & condition, very sound & what a producer; 2 RCC, Atkinson & Matthews’ Winklestar Anthe with Valindale, 20 months, such a pretty bitch, feminine & very well turned out, most attractive head, good outline, splendid coat, showed non stop, clearly enjoying herself, in tune with her handler on the move; 3 Austin & Johnston’s Chotahkees Don’t Stop Me Now.
VB – under 10 years (2) 1 Sharp-Bale’s Ch Neradmik Chanel, coming up 9 years but she doesn’t know that! In good form & not looking her age. Feminine head, good outline & proportions, great showgirl, excellent coat; & she is Holly Berry’s mum; 2 Evans’ Torrikees American Affair, 7½ years, carrying a bit of extra weight today, feeling the heat as she was also in heavy coat, very well groomed. Keen bright expression. Could have moved with a little more animation.
Over 10 (4,2) 1 Passmore’s Torrikees With Attitude, 10 years, feminine head & outlook, compact body, quite a good mover still, steady showgirl; 2 Hill’s Plymkees Limited Edition, 11 years, still has a mouth full of white teeth, well coated, happy & cooperative showgirl. Carrying a bit too much weight & front movement let her down today.
BBE B (4,2) 1 S Super Steller; 2 Palmer’s Shelderon Sugar And Spice, res in PGB, 18 months, dark intelligent eyes, keen expression, good coat. Failed in hindquarters & not very settled on the move, sometimes losing her topline.
NBBE B (4,2) 1 White’s Neradmik Sunday Lovin Morvania, 5 years, same way bred as today’s BIS winner, coat not at its best today. Attractive head, good bone & body, showed well, tendancy to pace when moving; 2 Bowden-Roche & Bowden’s Bargeway Sweet Revenge, 2 years, pleasing head, sparkling eyes, good coat, well presented cot. Movement front & back not good today.
Brace (1) 1 Janssen & Stasden’s bitches who were well matched for size & type, went well together.