Judge : Mrs Kathy Stewart (Klompen)
Thank you to all the people who provided photographs of the show.
BEST OF BREED : DAY’S CH. ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM
RESERVE BEST OF BREED : CARROLL’S IR.CH. ARCTICKEES BEST KEPT SECRET
BEST OPPOSITE SEX : SHARP BALE’S CH. LADY GODIVA’S GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK (IMP)
BEST VETERAN : SHARP BALE’S CH. STURTMOOR CRAZY FOR NERADMIK (IMP)
BEST PUPPY : WATSON’S POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON
DOG CC : DAY’S CH. ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM
RESERVE DOG CC : CARROLL’S IR.CH. ARCTICKEES BEST KEPT SECRET
BEST PUPPY DOG : PATTISON’S EASTKEES DON’T SAY A WORD
BEST VETERAN DOG : BELL’S FFYNIANT SUGARDADDY ALLFORUS ShCM
BITCH CC : SHARP BALE’S CH. LADY GODIVA’S GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK (IMP)
RESERVE BITCH CC : WATSON’S POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON
BEST PUPPY BITCH : WATSON’S POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON
BEST VETERAN BITCH : SHARP BALE’S CH. STURTMOOR CRAZY FOR NERADMIK (IMP)
DOGS ENTERED 143
DOGS ABSENT 38
DOGS PRESENT 105
MINOR PUPPY DOG – 1
SPONSORED BY COLIN & CHRISTINA BARTON (COLLCRIST)
1ST : MATTHEWS’ POMMARY RUFF N’ READY AT VALINDALE
PUPPY DOG – 4
SPONSORED BY PAT PARKES (VADERSON)
1ST : PATTISON’S EASTKEES DON’T SAY A WORD
2ND : HILL’S PLYMKEES COOL DUDE
3RD : BENNETT’S ZANDVOORT DREAM STONE
4TH : DAVIES’ ROSSVALE FRANKLY MY DEAR KYROSS
JUNIOR DOG – 2, 1AB
SPONSORED BY DORIS & BILL PURDON (VANWALL)
1ST : LUSH’S BUCHKEES LOVE IN THE MIST
YEARLING DOG – 3, 1AB
SPONSORED BY LINDA WELLS (BELANISIYA)
1ST : MATTHEWS’ LUDDELOS FIGARO WITH VALINDALE (IMP)
2ND : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
NOVICE DOG – 1
SPONSORED BY LINDA WELLS (BELANISIYA)
1ST : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
POST GRADUATE DOG – 9, 1AB
SPONSORED BY ANTONIA ATKINSON (WINKLESTAR)
1ST : BRUNT’S SUEACRES ICED DIAMOND OF ZANDVOORT
2ND : WELLS’ ALLFORUS HUBBA BUBBA OF BELANISIYA ShCM
3RD : RANSLEY’S WUND-RY WORKIN FOR A LIVIN AT SZARYK
4TH : BATTRAM’S EDNAARON HAWKWEED
5TH : SHEPHERD’S REESBURG RAINBOW WARRIOR
LIMIT DOG – 9, 3AB
SPONSORED BY MAUREEN ELLIOTT (FLETILLA)
1ST : CRAIG’S FLATMEER FLONKERLICHT
2ND : CUSICK’S LEAZEHOND RAFFLES DREAM
3RD : HOPKIN’S HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH
4TH : ANDERSON’S KICHIGAI LIMITED EDITION
5TH : BARTON’S ROSSVALE SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT AT COLLCRIST
OPEN DOG – 13, 1AB
SPONSORED BY DORIS & BILL PURDON (VANWALL)
1ST : DAY’S CH. ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM
2ND : CARROLL’S IR.CH. ARCTICKEES BEST KEPT SECRET
3RD : WILKIN’S CH. POMMARY QUICK SILVER AT WHIZZKEES
4TH : MILES & CULLEN’S AM.CH. KEMONTS SKYLINE’S GAME BOY
5TH : BENNETT & SAVAGE’S CH. THORSDALE TRADE MARK
VETERAN DOG – 4, 1AB
SPONSORED BY GORDON LISTER (GORDORNA)
1ST : BELL’S FFYNIANT SUGARDADDY ALLFORUS ShCM
2ND : LUCKHURST’S CH. GAVIMIR KESTREL
3RD : HICKSON’S CH. KICHIGAI GREAT PRETENDER JW ShCM
SPECIAL VINTAGE DOG – 7, 3AB
SPONSORED BY JOAN & DAVE BARBOUR
1ST : MATTHEWS’ VALINDALE WISKY MAK
2ND : PASSMORE’S CH AM.CH. TRUMPET’S DISCO INFERNO AT TORRIKEES (IMP)
3RD : BELL’S FOXIFAYRE ONCE IN MY LIFE ALLFORUS
4TH : BARBOUR’S BOREASVALE BOX CLEVER WITH CILLAKEES
BREEDERS OPEN DOG – 2
SPONSORED BY KRISHNA AUSTIN & ROY JOHNSTON (CHOTAHKEES)
1ST : LUCKHURST’S GAVIMIR CHECKMATE
2ND : PATTISON’S CH. EASTKEES ONE MORE CHANCE
SPECIAL NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOG – 4
SPONSORED BY BRAD SANTAS (CALIVALE)
1ST : MILES’ ALLFORUS FROSTING OVER LEKKERBEK JW ShCM
2ND : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
3RD : MATTHEWS’ CH AUST.CH. CALIVALE WHAT THE VALINDALE (IMP)
4TH : SHEPHERD’S REESBURG RAINBOW WARRIOR
GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME CLASS DOG – 5
SPONSORED BY SHEILA MCINTOSH (SHELDERON)
1ST : LUSH’S BUCHKEES LOVE IN THE MIST
2ND : BATTRAM’S EDNAARON HAWKWEED
3RD : CRAIG’S FLATMEER FLONKERLICHT
4TH : WELLS’ ALLFORUS HUBBA BUBBA OF BELANISIYA ShCM
5TH : BARTON’S ROSSVALE SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT AT COLLCRIST
MINOR PUPPY BITCH – 2
SPONSORED BY BARBARA WAKEMAN (SHEBURN)
1ST : WATSON’S POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON
2ND : HOPKINS’ TORRIKEES SHAKIRA AMONG SERENAUBACH
PUPPY BITCH – 6
SPONSORED BY JOAN & DAVE BARBOUR (CILLAKEES)
1ST : WATSON’S POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON
2ND : PALMER’S EASTKEES FOXY LADY
3RD : AUSTIN’S CHOTAHKEEES TRULY GORGEOUS
4TH : MATTHEWS’ CHOTAHKEES TICKETY BOO AT VALINDALE
5TH : BATRAM’S LEAZEHOND STARSHINE GALAXY
JUNIOR BITCH – 5
SPONSORED BY JOAN SHAW (TINGALARY)
1ST : BATTRAM’S LEAZEHOND STARSHINE GALAXY
2ND : AUSTIN’S CHOTAHKEES ENCHANTRESS
3RD : SAUNDERS’ LIEFKEES ANGELIKA
4TH : WADMORE SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK
5TH : EGGLESTON’S RICARA PRECIOUS ROSE
YEARLING BITCH – 8, 3AB
SPONSORED BY DAWN GREGORY (AMIKIRS)
1ST : SAUNDERS’ LIEFKEES ANNABELL
2ND : WILLIAMS’ ALLFORUS LUCKY LADY FOR YONTAN
3RD : WADMORE SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK
4TH : JACKSON’S REESBURG MISTY RAINBOW
5TH : PECK’S BYQUY FIRST LADY
NOVICE BITCH – 4
SPONSORED BY ANNMAREE BAIN
1ST : WADMORE SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK
2ND : PALMER’S EASTKEES FOXY LADY
3RD : WHIZZKEES WHIZZKEES ONYX SAPPHIRE
4TH : WAKEMAN’S ENREVEYAR ENNEA
POST GRADUATE BITCH – 17, 3AB
SPONSORED BY ANTONIA ATKINSON (WINKLESTAR)
1ST : BARBOUR’S RUSSKOE SEREBRO POSH TOTTY AT CILLAKEES (IMP)
2ND : PATTISON’S EASTKEES WHOOP’S A DAISY
3RD : BREWER & HARRISON’S HELKEESEN SURFIN KOKOMO
4TH : PASSMORE’S TORRIKEES WITH ATTITUDE
5TH : BRUNT’S ZANDVOORT WHAT’S IN A DREAM
LIMIT BITCH – 13, 7AB
SPONSORED BY IAN & ELAINE STUBBINGS (VANDERSEE)
1ST : BARDSLEY’S BALEISSA INDIAN SUMMER
2ND : PATTISON’S EASTKEES IDLE CHATTER
3RD : BREWER’S HELKEESEN SURFIN HONEY
4TH : DIVERS’ KICHIGAI RARE EDITION AT MURMANSK
5TH : ROSE’S NERADMIK KISSES ‘N’ GIGGLES FOR ESORKEES
OPEN BITCH – 13, 5AB
SPONSORED BY STEVE & SHEILA BROWN (ROSSVALE)
1ST : SHARP BALE’S CH. LADY GODIVA’S GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK (IMP)
2ND : CARROLL’S IR.CH STRATUS ARMARNI GRANGE
3RD : MATTHEWS’ POMMARY SOPHIES CHOICE AT VALINDALE
4TH : BELL’S ALLFORUS TUMBLING DICE JW ShCM
5TH : AUSTIN’S CH. VALINDALE DARLING GIRL FOR CHOTAHKEES JW
VETERAN BITCH – 12, 4AB
SPONSORED BY NICOLA & SPENCER BARTON-HOPE
1ST : SHARP BALE’S CH. STURTMOOR CRAZY FOR NERADMIK (IMP)
2ND : EGGLESTON’S MARTELLKEES A LOVE AFFAIR FOR RICARA
3RD : PASSMORE’S TRUMPET’S HAND OF FATE FOR TORRIKEES (IMP)
4TH : HILL’S VALKANTIES CHLOE WITH PLYMKEES ShCM
5TH : LINDSAY’S MEZANDA TEACHER’S PET
SPECIAL VINTAGE BITCH – 4
SPONSORED BY ANJI MARFLEET (FLATMEER)
1ST : PASSMORE’S TORRIKEES MISS BEHAVIN’
2ND : BELL’S CH. ALLFORUS MAGIC ‘N’ ICE JW ShCM
3RD : BREWER’S NERADMIK RISKY RUMOUR AT HELKEESEN
4TH : SAUNDERS’ LIEFKEES ADELINA
BREEDERS OPEN BITCH – 9, 5AB
SPONSORED BY RUTH BURGESS (REESBURG)
1ST : HICKSON’S KICHIGAI SPECIAL EDITION
2ND : PATTISON’S EASTKEES SAY NO MORE
3RD : LINDSAY’S MEZANDA TEACHER’S PET
4TH : HILL’S PLYMKEES LIMITED EDITION ShCM
SPECIAL NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH – 13, 5AB
SPONSORED BY DENNIS HARDING & ROSI IZZARD
1ST : BARDSLEY & RING’S BALEISSA CATWALK QUEEN ShCM
2ND : JACKSON’S REESBURG MISTY RAINBOW
3RD : PALMER’S EASTKEES FOXY LADY
4TH : BATTRAM’S LEAZEHOND STARSHINE GALAXY
5TH : DAVIES’ NERADMIK BEWITCHED WITH KYROSS
GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME CLASS BITCH – 5, 1AB
SPONSORED BY ANJI MARFLEET (FLATMEER)
1ST : BARDSLEY’S BALEISSA CATWALK QUEEN ShCM
2ND : SAUNDERS’ CH. LIEFKEES ALBERTINE
3RD : LUSH’S ZANDVOORT HEAVEN’S DREAM FOR EDNARRON
4TH : MARFLEET’S FLATMEER FLEURIG
BRACE – 6, 4AB
SPONSORED BY PAM LUCKHURST (GAVIMIR)
1ST : SAUNDERS
2ND : BATTRAM
KENNEL CLUB BREEDERS COMPETITION – 5
1ST : ALLFORUS – BELL
2ND : LEIFKEES – SAUNDERS
3RD : CHOTAHKEES – AUSTIN
4TH : KICHIGAI – HICKSON
5TH : GAVIMIR – LUCKHURST
Junior Handling 6-11yrs
1st : Charlotte Craig. Charlotte has a lot of promise but needs to brush up on the finer points. Charlotte was the only handler to execute the triangle correctly making a good shape, moving her dog at the correct speed and making good use of the ring. In the challenge Charlotte kept her line straight and presented her dog well. Best Overall Junior Handler.
2nd :Abigail Lee. Abigail made a very good effort with a very young and raw puppy. She had immense patience and encouraged her dog all the way round.
3rd : Rachel Scott
Junior Handling 12-16yrs
1st : Sophie Foster. Sophie had some of the basic skills and used the ring well. She will improve with more practice.
Ann Toward (Judge)
North of England Keeshond Club
75th Anniversary Championship Show
Held at Wetherby Grange Park
On the 6th of August 2011
Judge: Mrs. Kathy Stewart
(Klompen Keeshonden, Canada)
It was my great pleasure to be invited to judge your 75th Anniversary show and I was thrilled to have such an excellent entry. Knowing how much hard work went into the making of the show, I congratulate the show committee on such a well-organized and run event. The souvenirs that were produced were superb. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2nd day of Fun Events.
On critiquing, in general, I have to admit that I am so envious that you have such a wonderful tool to aid you in your breeding program. Because we all love our dogs, we like to think that they are next to perfect. Critiques are a reality check. They should help you to see the virtues and faults of your dogs as others see them. Owners do not have to agree with what is said. However, if several judges are saying the same thing, then it is worthwhile considering what is being said. It would make the steps to moving up the ladder, so to speak, as a breeder so much easier and assist in finding the perfect mate for your dog. I wish that we breeders in Canada (and the United States) were so lucky.
Here is my overall impression. Most of my winners had well put together front and rear assemblies. I would say that the majority of your dogs had good coat texture; although condition, length and clear colour was lacking in some. Many had very pretty heads. Many moved well. I found there was a large diversity of type, which made it difficult to judge at times. It was disappointing to see a few dogs that I believe had been scissored to try to improve their outlines. I was hard on dogs with questionable temperaments, poor bites, staining around their eyes and coats that had burnt colour and/or dry texture. Unfortunately, some of my better appearing dogs and bitches had one or more of these traits and placed lower in their class than would otherwise have been the case. I found a few that I would have loved to take home.
If I were to offer advice to breeders it would be to breed for shorter loins, and more consistency of type. I found dogs with narrow lower jaws which resulted in the two central incisors being dropped and smaller in size. (I have found this everywhere that I have judged.) I would also have liked to see dogs with more depth of underjaw. Remember that we want wedge shaped heads when looking from above, not from the side. One last thing – it would have been nice if all of the dogs had clean teeth.
Minor Puppy Dog (1-0)
1st Matthews’ POMMARY RUFF N’ READY AT VALINDALE – This 7 month old puppy was showing a lot of promise. He was in excellent condition and was well-presented. He had a lovely temperament and showed himself off like a veteran. Head: dark expression, dark muzzle, dark ears, dark eyes and dark pigment, good markings, required spectacles and good depth of underjaw. Tail: high set with full curl. Legs: clean. Good substance and bone. Feet: compact. Coat/colour: correct texture, dark saddle, light undercoat colour, good colour definition. Moved very well for his age.
Puppy Dog (4-0)
1st Pattison’s EASTKEES DON’T SAY A WORD – In one word – “naughty.” This well put together, nice moving, 9 months old was making his handler work for this win. His pleasing head included an excellent bite, dark eye, small high set ears, definite stop and good depth of underjaw. He carried a thick coat of correct texture; very good colour and definition; full ruff and high set tail. He was well conditioned, groomed and handled. 2nd Hill’s PLYMKEES COOL DUDE – This 10 month old excelled in coat – excellent condition, hard texture and excellent colour definition. He carried a striking silver/gray undercoat. His beautiful expression included dark eyes and small ears. His rectangular body was finished with a high set tail. I would have liked more bone for his size. He was taller than the 1st place winner. 3rd Bennett’s ZANDVOORT DREAM STONE – This 10 month old puppy excels in movement. I loved his expression with his dark eyes, and well-placed, small ears. I would like to have seen a better bite which may be changing due to age, His head was framed with a full, light-coloured ruff. He was finer boned and placed all four feet correctly at a stand. His tail was close fitting and made one complete circle on his back. His coat and colouring were exceptional with very good colour definition.
Junior Dog (2-1)
1st Lush’s BUCHKEES LOVE IN THE MIST – This 14 month old was truly a nice representative of the breed. I loved the endearing way he cocked his head to the side to look at his handler. He was a taller boy with a pretty expression: dark, almond-shaped eyes; small ears and well-defined spectacles. He was a bit narrow in the front and stood east/west at times, both of which should improve with age. His fore and hind quarters were nicely balanced. He had a level topline which was finished off with a high-set tail. He carried an adolescent puppy coat, with a very full ruff, which would have been more appealing if his owner had used a tighter fitting collar had been placed under the chin. He had excellent, clean colour with very good colour definition, clean legs and feet, and will likely have exceptional markings when older. He had good bone, was compact; stood and moved nicely. Overall, he is a very promising youngster.
Yearling Dog (3-1)
1st Matthews’ LUDDELOS FIGARO WITH VALINDALE – This short-coupled 19 month old male was groomed well, and shown to advantage. His muzzle to back skull proportions were excellent, divided by a definite stop. He had a dark eye. His ears could have been a tad smaller and could have been used to better advantage. He had a lovely reach of neck on well-placed shoulders. He was balanced front to rear and moved very well. He was well up on leg. His head was framed by a large full ruff and his body was abundantly coated. I would have liked more coat on his trousers and lower ruff. 2nd Lindsay’s ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA – This compact, sturdy, 15 month old showed very well for his handler. I would give him a darker eye colour. His front and back assemblies were nicely balanced. His lovely body type was comparable to the first place winner except that he did not carry much meat on his bones. He placed all four feet correctly when standing. I loved his tail set and nicely marked, self-fitting coat. My suggestion would be that the owner use a tighter fitting collar that would snug up under the chin so that the ruff does not appear to be cut in two horizontally in the front. I saw this in other dogs, as well.
Novice Dog (2-1)
1st Lindsay’s ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
Post Graduate Dog (9-1) I had several different types to choose from.
1st Brunt’s SUEACRES ICED DIAMOND OF ZANDVOORT – This 20 month old stood out due to his gorgeous, expressive head framed by a full light coloured ruff. He had correctly marked spectacles with line going up towards the base of the ear; small dark, well placed ears; very definite stop. Lovely arch of neck. Well boned legs. He had correct, compact structure which was shown by his balanced movement. Very high tail set lying very flat on his back. Very good, clean colour and definition, except for line on his rear legs. Lacking pants somewhat, likely due to age. Showing much promise of things to come. 2nd Well’s ALLFORUS HUBBA BUBBA OF BELANISIYA ShCM – Another youngster with a beautiful head displaying lovely proportions and parallel planes. Overall, very dark for his age of 2 years: dark eye colour, dark pigment, dark muzzle, dark saddle. He had high set ears of small size and correct shape. Compact with good tail set. I felt that he was the best mover and largest boy in this class. I would have preferred cleaner legs. 3rd Ransley’s WUND-RY WORKIN FOR A LIVING SZARYK -This 21 month old was giving his handler a very difficult time due to his naughty behavior. He was stunning with his pretty head; dark eyes, lovely spectacles and small, well placed ears. He had excellent bone; very good colour and definition; very clean legs and feet. I loved his reach of neck on his well-put together shoulders. He moved beautifully when he was behaving. He was dropping his tail.
Limit Dog (9-3) Generally needed more soundness in this class, some dogs had watering eyes.
1st Craig’s FLATMEER FLONKERLICHT – This 6½ year old was a nice example of the breed. He had a pleasing darker head framed by a thick, full, light coloured ruff. Head: excellent, small, ivy-shaped ears, set high, almond-shape eyes that had some tearing; surrounded by well-defined spectacles. Nicely bodied, although he was crouching in the rear on occasion. His pleasing silhouette included high-set tail. He stood with his feet placed correctly. He was well-boned. Coat: harsh, off-standing, full coat with very good colour and definition including a dark saddle; sadly tips of the guard hairs that were browning off. Groomed, showed and handled very well. Generally very nice, moving like an old pro – but then I found out he is almost a veteran. He reminded me of a dog in the USA that did a lot of winning in the early 80s. 2nd Cusick’s LEAZEHOND RAFFLES DREAM – This 5 year old had an exceptionally pretty head with good spectacles and line going from the corner of the eye to base of ear and lovely dark eyes of pleasing shape, but watering. He had good bone, good silhouette and lovely tail set. He carried a very full coat that was black with grey undercoat, not silver. I would have liked to have him shorter-coupled and more up on pasterns. Overall he was very nice. 3rd Hopkins’ HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH – This 20 mos. adolescent had a masculine, yet pretty expression, high set small ears, dark eyes and muzzle a bit light; but was slightly down faced. He had good bone, clean legs and feet and placed all four feet squarely at a stand. His tail was very well set. He had excellent colouring and definition and a very silver undercoat. He was shown and moved very well – just needs time to mature.
Open Dog (13-1-1 Exc.) Every now and again you come across a dog that you know will go far and you would like to own. Not only did I feel that way about the 1st place winner, but several of the dogs in this class were worthy champions. Order on any given day could have been changed. I wish I lived closer so that I had access to all my winners in this class for my own breeding program.
1st Day’s CH ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM – This was my ultimate CC and Best in Show winner – 5 yrs. old and very much enjoying himself. He had all the attributes of a correct Keeshond. First, I noticed his pleasing silhouette and lovely head carriage as he proudly moved around the ring. His masculine head had parallel planes; muzzle equal length to backskull; dark, almond-shaped eyes; good spectacles with lines going up towards base of his high-set ears, which were a tad tall. His head was wedge-shaped and set on a moderately long neck, on well-placed shoulders and solid back. He had good depth and width of brisket, pleasing topline, excellent high tail set and carriage; excellent sound body and balanced movement. He was well-muscled, had excellent bone and cat like feet. Final decision was due to correct, hard textured, luxurious feeling coat and excellent colour and definition. You could tell that he adored his handler who did an excellent job of presentation and handling. No dog is perfect, so I would shorten his loin a tad and give him a bit more depth of underjaw. 2nd Carroll’s IR CH ARCTICKEES BEST KEPT SECRET – My Res CC and Reserve BIS winner was only 2 years of age and had already mastered the art of dog showing. He was a very different in type. His head, while correct, was different from all the others in the show in that it had more length of coat on the sides. His pretty expression included: excellent head planes, a very definite stop, almond shaped, obliquely set eyes, wide wedge, very pronounced spectacle markings, would have preferred the spectacle line to go up towards the base of the ear, and I would have liked more depth of underjaw. When standing his feet were always correctly placed. He had a longer neck placed on well laid back shoulders, a pleasing back length and very high set tail – all of which added to his pleasing profile. He had good bone to go with his correct height, was fully coated in silver and black and had good colour definition. His balanced movement was very good – coming, going and sideways. His excellent show attitude made it very easy for his handler to show him to his best and he was beautifully groomed. He could have used a harsher coat. 3rd Wilkin’s CH POMMARY QUICK SILVER AT WHIZZKEES – My third place winner was 2½ years old and holds a lot of promise for the future. He, too, on a different day could have won the class. On this day if he had more coat he might have placed higher. He had well-marked spectacles, I would have preferred a darker eye. His moderately long and arched neck was set on well-placed shoulder. He was balanced with nice proportions, including a shorter loin. Well up on leg. His correct tail lay very flat on his back and was carried closely at all times. He had excellent conformation and had the best movement of the winners in this class. He was very balanced, lovely coming and going. He will be a dog to watch in the future.
Veteran Dog (4-1)
1st Bell’s FFYNIANT SUGARDADDY ALLFORUS ShCM – This dog was quite a showman. I loved his young attitude/behavior (more like a 3 year old, not 8 year old.) He had a pleasing head with small, well placed ears, well defined spectacles, and a faded muzzle which is quite acceptable for his age. He stood with all 4 feet squarely placed under him and was well up on leg. He had cat-like feet, a nice tail set, was in good coat condition, and had good colour definition. He was nicely put together and with strong pasterns while many of the younger dogs were lacking these. 2nd Luckhurst’s CH GAVAMIR KESTREL – I loved this 10 year old. He had a beautiful head; lovely compact body with correct topline; was well up on leg on strong pasterns with cat-like feet; was square appearing; had a nice cat-like foot and a high set tail. His colour definition was very good. However, his coat condition could have been better and appeared to have his ruff broken off by his collar. He was placed 2nd due to lack of body coat and trousers. His body was sound as evidenced by his correct, balanced movement. To top it all off, he showed like a dream. 3rd Hickson’s CH KICHIGAI GREAT PRETENDER, JW ShCM – This happy 8 year old pleased me with his high set, well-plumed tail that wagged with excitement. His face was washed out but was quite acceptable for his age. His abundant coat was in excellent condition and had lovely colour and contrast. He had a lovely long neck and longer body, not untypical of older dogs. I would have liked it if he had a better bite and was shorter in loin.
Special Vintage Dog (7-3) I have to admit that I love judging veterans. You can tell that they are so happy to be back in the ring again.
1st Matthews’ VALINDALE WISKY MAK – This 10 year old was very steady in the ring and did all that was expected of him without showing much excitement. He had dark eyes, a little round, surrounded by definite spectacle lines; and lovely, well-set ears that were often pinned back. His muzzle was faded with milk mouth – often seen in our senior citizens. He stood very square, always with his legs and feet correctly placed: had weaker pasterns – which I did not fault at this age. His guard hair tips were a bit burnt in colour. He moved beautifully, was well behaved and presented beautifully – an older gentleman, looking his age but very deserving of 1st. 2nd Passmore’s CH/AM CH TRUMPET’S DISCO INFERNO AT TORRIKEES – This 12 year old had previously had a hematoma removed from his right ear, which detracted from an otherwise lovely expression, almond eye, little light in colour, broader muzzle, somewhat lacking in depth of underjaw, parallel head planes, definite stop, and small, well placed ears. His head was framed by a lovely light ruff. He was square-appearing but standing a bit wide in the front and like the 1st place winner had weaker pasterns. His tail was set and carried very well. His clean legs and feet were well boned. He carried a coat that was in excellent condition with dark saddle, well-defined colour that was the best in this class. He was expertly shown and moved very nicely. On any given day the order between 1st and 2nd could have been switched around. 3rd Bell’s FOXIFAYRE ONCE IN MY LIFE – This 12 year old let us know how happy he was to be back in the ring by barking much of the time. His eyes were stained and he was not really happy with me examining his head. He had small, well-placed ears. His body was compact, covered in a lovely coat with excellent colour and condition; with dark saddle and good colour definition; nice bone; standing crouched in the rear; clean legs and feet; and had a high set tail that was carried well throughout.
Breeders Dog (2-0)
1st Luckhurst’s GAVIMIR CHECKMATE – This well behaved 2½ year old was very steady and well trained. His head had parallel planes, pronounced spectacles with the line going towards the base of the ears, moderate stop and slightly Roman nose. He had good bone, full tail – nicely set, and good colour definition. It looked like he was ready to change coats as his guard hair tips were turning brown. While he could have used a shorter loin, overall he was very nice. 2nd Pattison’s CH EASTKEES ONE MORE CHANCE – I truly loved this well-behaved, shorter-coupled 6½ year old and could easily have taken him home with me. He was the correct size and had the silhouette that I like. His beautiful expression included small correctly placed ears, almond shaped eyes, good spectacles and lovely head proportions. He had a good depth of brisket, excellent, balanced structure and movement, with a lovely topline and a full tail that was high set and carried very well. He was well up on leg, with hocks well-let down. His self-fitting coat had good definition. Unfortunately, on this day, his coat and colour condition were not good as evidenced by the browning tips. He would have done well with more length of hair in the pantaloons and no staining around the eyes.
Special Not Bred By Exhibitor Dog (4-0)
1st Miles’ ALLFORUS FROSTING OVER LEKKERBEK, JW ShCM – This naughty 6½ year old liked to make his presence known by barking throughout. Overall he is a very nice gentleman with correct eye shape; dark pigment; small, pointed, well-placed ears; parallel head-to-muzzle plains; muzzle faded with milk mouth and eye could be darker. His nicely arched neck was a good length set on well-placed shoulders. His front assembly was very good and he was well up on his pasterns. He was shorter-backed than many and had a high tail set. He had good bone. His dark saddle helped to give him very good colour definition. At times, he crouched in the rear. He was lacking undercoat at withers. He was the smallest of winners in this class. 2nd Lindsay’s ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA – This 15 month old showed a lot of promise. Head: medium dark eye colour, with well-marked spectacles, ears set a bit wide and had lighter colour. He had a moderate length of neck placed on correct front assembly. He was well up on his pasterns. His fully coated tail was set high and carried flatly. He had good bone; lovely colour and definition, with a lighter coloured undercoat. This happy youngster was somewhat lacking pantaloons, likely due to his age. 3rd Matthew’s CH/AUS.CH. CALIVALE WHAT THE VALINDALE – This was a 6 year old male with a bit of a surprise for me. He had a wedge-shaped head, muzzle shorter than back skull, and well-defined spectacles. He was longer in back than the previous 2 in this class. He was not using his tail set to advantage. His tail hair was profuse. He had good bone. His coat was long, full and a tad soft, with cream undercoat. The part I found interesting was that the guard hairs on his saddle were agouti tipped with a short, light colour. I only recall seeing this once before. He moved and showed very well. Also, he was groomed and handled very well.
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Class Dog (5-0)
1st Lush’s BUCHKEES LOVE IN THE MIST. 2nd Battram’s EDNAARON HAWKWEED – This 3 year old, of correct size, was a very good representative of the breed. His pretty expression included a well-defined stop; small, well-placed ears, parallel head planes and spectacles which could have been better pronounced. He had very good colour and colour definition overall. His compact body ended with a high-set tail. His legs and feet were clean. He could easily have placed 1st. The deciding factor was due to a darker cream colour on his head which will likely improve with age. 3rd Craig’s FLATMEER FLONKERLICHT
Minor Puppy Bitch (2-0) There were two lovely puppy bitches in this class.
1st Watson’s POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON – This lovely 7 month old was showing great showmanship for such a young puppy. She had a very pretty expression and correct head with parallel planes, definite stop, ears a tad large, which is not unusual for this age. She had a moderately long and arched neck. Her body was compact. She stood square, was well up on leg and had a very nice tail set. Very good colour definition, cream undercoat colour, with lovely coat texture. This very promising puppy, moved well – coming, going and side. She became my Res CC winner. 2nd Hopkins’ TORRIKEES SHAKIRA AMONG SERENAUBACH – This very feminine, 8 month old had a very pretty head overall, but had ears set a little wide and some staining around eyes. Her compact body with moderately angled front and rear, ended up with a high-set tail, carried closely. She had a correct coat of striking colour with silver undercoat and good markings.
Puppy Bitch (6-0)
1st Watson’s POMMARY ELITE N’ KLASSIC AT COLPATRON. 2nd Palmer’s EASTKEES FOXY LADY – This 10 month old had a pretty head, dark eyes, correct spectacle lines going towards base of ears, although her ear colouring could have been darker. She had a good length of neck on well-sloped shoulders; lovely front assembly, with legs well-placed under her body, and had a fully coated, high set tail. She had a light undercoat colour, and dark saddle which gave her very good colour definition. 3rd Austin’s CHOTAHKEES TRULY GORGEOUS
Junior Bitch (5-0)
1st Battram’s LEAZEHOND STARSHINE GALAXY – This 1 year old was very attentive to her handler. She had a very alert expression, with parallel planes and definite stop. Her spectacles could be better defined. She had a good front assembly with legs placed well under her body. Her head was framed in a light coloured ruff and she had good colour definition. She moved and behaved well but was acting tired (i.e., tail dropping). I would have liked to see cleaner legs and feet. 2nd Austin’s CHOTAHKEES ENCHANTRESS – This 11 month old did not carry quite as much coat as the first place winner. She had a darker head with dark eye, good spec lines and a moderate stop. She had a rectangular body with level topline; full tail, set and carried high. Her legs and feet could have been cleaner. Her overall colouring was dark and she had a curl in her coat. She showed like a dream, and was handled nicely. 3rd Saunders’ LIEFKEES ANGELIKA
Yearling Bitch (8-3)
1st Saunders’ LIEFKEES ANNABELL – I was drawn to this 15 mos. old who reminded me of my foundation bitch. Her lovely head had parallel planes, definite stop, lovely dark eyes and spectacles all framed by a light coloured ruff. She was balanced front to rear, could be a tad shorter in loin, stood with all 4 feet straight and square. Her tail was tightly curled over the back and had a double curl as per the description in the Illustrated Standard. She had very good colouring and colour definition. 2nd Williams’ ALLFORUS LUCKY LADY FOR YONTAN – This 20 month old was a darker colour overall. She had a pleasing expression with a darker forehead, good stop, and smaller ears. Her spectacles and mouth pigment could be better. Her sound-moving, rectangular body was ended with a nicely set and carried tail. I would have liked cleaner leg colouring. 3rd Wadmore-Smith’s HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK – This 1 year old had pretty colouring and well-defined markings. She was a great show dog with wonderful attitude. Her owner and she were having a wonderful time. I would have preferred a little more length of leg.
Novice Bitch (4-0)
1st Wadmore-Smith’s HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK. 2nd Palmer’s EASKEES FOXY LADY. 3rd Wilkin’s WHIZZKEES ONYX SAPPHIRE
Post Graduate Bitch (17-4) large entry with many fine examples of the breed which on any other day could easily have been changed.
1st Barbour’s RUSSKOE SEREBRO POSH TOTTY AT CILLAKEES – This 2½ year old was overall very nice. Her pretty expression included very dark eyes, a nice wedged shape head and muzzle, definite stop, parallel planes and small, well-placed ears. She had a good arch of neck placed on well-placed shoulders. She was well up on leg. Her tail was set and carried very well. Her coat was lovely in colour, length and condition. Her undercoat colour was light, her saddle dark thus giving very good definition. She was well-presented but could have used a bit of tidying up of the hair on her feet. 2nd Pattison’s EASTKEES WHOOP’S A DAISY -This 15 month old was lovely, but unfortunately lacking coat on this day. Other than that she had all of the essentials needed for a correct Keeshond. Her pleasing head included expressive eyes, good spectacles, good stop, good depth of underjaw, and small well-placed ears. She had a strong, level topline ending with very tightly curled tail. I would have liked to have seen better colour definition. 3rd Brewer’s HELKEESEN SURFIN KOKOMO – This 1½ year old showed well for her handler. Her very expressive head included: dark eyes, dark pigment and well set ears – a tad big. Her longer muzzle was accentuated by a narrower wedge shaped head. She had a good length of neck on well-placed shoulders and front assembly. Her correct tail was set high with a full double curl. She had pleasing colour and good colour contrast. I would have liked a shorter loin.
Limit Bitch (13-7)
1st Bardsley’s BALEISSA INDIAN SUMMER – This 3½ year old was expertly groomed and shown. I loved how she was put together (balanced front and rear) and she moved beautifully. Her legs were always placed correctly under her at a stand. She had dark, almond shaped eyes, good spectacles, and her ears were a little large. She had a strong, short loin. Her tail was set high and carried correctly as per your Illustrated Standard. She was wearing a shorter self-fitting coat. 2nd Pattison’s EASTKEES IDLE CHATTER – This 3 year old was in close contention with the 1st place winner. She had a beautifully, expressive head – the best in class – with correct stop, correct planes, correct muzzle to back skull proportions, dark muzzle, dark eyes, correct spectacles, dark pigment, and dark ears. Her head was nicely framed by a long, full ruff. She was carrying a very full coat, with clear colour and definition, plus clean legs and feet. Her tail was more tightly curled and her loin was a little longer than first place bitch. She was also taller than the 1st place winner. 3rd Brewer’s HELKEESEN SURFIN HONEY – This 1½ year old was very different in type from the others in this class, with a longer, narrower, wedged head. She had very dark eyes, very dark pigment, well placed ears and moderate stop. I would have preferred more depth of underjaw. She had a very nice front which was well-balanced with her rear, with very good tail – well set and carried. She was shorter in height than previous two. She had penciling around her toes.
Open Bitch (13-5)
1st Sharp-Bale’s CH LADY GODIVA’S GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK This 3 year old was my ultimate Bitch CC winner and Best of Opposite winner. She had an extremely pretty head – what I had been looking for all along. Her lovely expression included: small ears, good stop, parallel planes, dark pigment, dark oval-shaped eyes, and well-defined spectacles. Her face was framed by a thick, full ruff. She had a moderately long neck, placed on well laid back shoulders. She had lovely front angles in balance with her rear. Her tail was set high, carried tight over her back and had a double curl as described by your Illustrated Standard. She was standing with parallel legs placed well under her body. She was very fully coated, and had excellent colour and definition. She appeared to have a lovely temperament, behaving and showing beautifully for her handler. She did not always stand square and I suspect appeared tall. 2nd Carroll’s IR. CH. STRATUS ARMARNI GRANGE – This 3 year old, feminine bitch was very sound and moved like a dream. Smaller and more correct in size than the first place winner. She had almond-shaped eyes surrounded by very well-defined spectacles. She had small, well-placed ears. She had a pretty silhouette, with legs standing true, finished by a high set tail with a complete curl. She was groomed, handled and shown to perfection. I would have preferred a shorter loin and parallel head planes. 3rd Matthews’ POMMARY SOPHIES CHOICE AT VALINDALE – This 2½ year old had many characteristics that I liked. Her lovely expression included dark eyes, dark pigment, and good size ear. The pigment on her gums could have been darker. On this day she was carrying a shorter self-fitting coat, with very good colour definition. She had a level topline and appeared a little long in loin. Her tail was set high and carried well over her back. She was shown and moved very nicely. At a stand she placed all 4 feet correctly under her body. I placed her 3rd because she is taller than preferred.
Veteran Bitch (12-4)
1st Sharp-Bale’s CH STURTMOOR CRAZY FOR NERADMIK – This 8 year old was in very full coat, with exceptionally pretty colour and very good definition. I would have loved to have had this bitch in my breeding program. Her beautiful head and expression included: very good spectacles, parallel head planes, definite stop, very good pigment, and small well-placed ears; all framed by a light coloured, full ruff. Her legs and feet were of good bone and cream in colour. She had a level topline which ended in a very high set and flatly-carried tail. She was put together nicely and moved very well. She had excellent attitude and was shown to perfection. 2nd Eggleston’s MARTELLKEES A LOVE AFFAIR FOR RICARA – This 8 year old was in close contention for 1st. She had a lovely expression, which included: a correct wedged head; dark, almond shaped eyes; well-defined spectacles; dark pigment; small, well-placed ears, and very good head planes. I loved her solid, well-balanced body with good depth to her brisket and apparent tuck-up. Her tail was set high and carried flat along the length of her back. Her coat was self-fitting coat but sparse. She could have used more hair on her legs to give the appearance of more bone. Her colour was clear and well-defined. She was square appearing, had a lovely length of neck all of which gave her a very pleasing silhouette. If she had been carrying more coat I might have placed her first. 3rd Passmore’s TRUMPET’S HAND OF FATE FOR TORRIKEES – This 7½ year old was showing her age by the greying out of her muzzle. Her nicely wedged head included: small, well-placed ears and well-defined spectacles. Her eyes could have been drier. Her cream legs and feet were placed well under her body. She had a tightly curled tail which could have been used to better advantage. She carried a shorter coat which was thick and plush feeling. She moved and behaved very nicely. Her presentation and grooming was excellent.
Special Vintage Bitch – (4-0)
1st Passmore’s TORRIKEES MISS BEHAVIN’ – This 15 year old was the oldest dog in the show. You could not tell it by her appearance and personality. She loved being in the ring and was very eager to get out and strut her stuff. The only thing which gave away her age was the white on her muzzle, and guard hairs that were turning brown. She had a very pleasing head. She had the most compact body in the class. Her body and movement were very sound. She had a moderately long and well set tail. Her young attitude and confident carriage helped to give her first in this class. 2nd Bell’s CH ALLFORUS MAGIC N ICE JW ShCM – This 10 year old was in lovely condition and very eager to please her handler. She had a pleasing head; long, proudly carried neck; was in a very full, well-conditioned coat; had nice colour and definition; had good bone; was well up on pasterns, and had a high set tail, carried well over her back at all times. She was expertly groomed, handled and presented. I would have liked her to be more compact appearing. 3rd Brewer’s NERADMIK RISKY RUMOUR AT HELKEESEN -This pretty girl was just under 12 years of age. She had such beautiful, silver and black colour. She carried a coat that felt luxurious, was softer in texture, and overall lighter in colour. She had a high set and well-carried tail. She stood and moved nicely. She was shorter than the two winners of this class. It was unfortunate that the hair around her eyes was stained.
Breeders Bitch (9-5)
1st Hickson’s KICHIGAI SPECIAL EDITION – This 21 month old was a very pretty, little bitch with lovely eye shape and colour; had good spectacles; definite stop; wedge-shaped head and muzzle; small, well placed ears; all surrounded by a full, light coloured ruff. She carried a thick coat with a light coloured undercoat and darker saddle which gave her good colour definition. She was compact and stood with her feet correctly placed under her body. Her tail was set and carried high. On this day she was making her handler work for the win as she was being a bad little girl. I would have liked a bit more length of leg under her. 2nd Pattison’s EASTKEES SAY NO MORE – This 2 year old excelled in breed type. Her lovely expression included: dark, almond shaped eyes surrounded by well-defined spectacles; and wedge shaped head with correct head planes. Her neck was placed on nicely laid back shoulders. She had good depth of brisket and stood square on legs of good bone. She was balanced front to rear, as was apparent by her correct movement. Her tightly curled tail was set and carried high. Her lighter coloured coat was full and plush, but showing some browning on the tips. Unfortunately, her eyes were tearing on this day. 3rd Lindsay’s MEZANDA TEACHER’S PET – I wondered when this bitch came in the ring if she was older, not because of the way she presented herself, but more by her darker colouring and somewhat faded facial markings. I was right. She is 9 years old and fit well into this class of younger bitches. She was undeniable as she was having a wonderful time and showing like a dream. She had clear colour, good colour definition with clean legs and feet. Her rectangular body ended up with a tail that was well set and carried tightly over the length of her body. She moved soundly around the ring. I would have preferred a more defined stop and harsher coat.
Special Not Bred by Exhibitor Bitch (13-5)
1st Bardsley’s BALEISSA CATWALK QUEEN Sh CM – I was attracted to this 4 year old when she walked into the ring in a previous class. She was one that I would have loved to take home. The reason that she has not placed in her class until now is due to her coat colour. The guard hair tips on her head and body were reddish. She had a very pleasing head with pleasing proportions; definite stop; lovely expression; dark, almond shaped eyes; dark pigment; small ivy-shaped ears that were erect and well-set, all framed by a full, light-coloured ruff. Her coat was self-fitting and very full, with very good colour definition. Her high set tail had a correct curl as described in the Illustrated Standard and was carried high throughout. Her silhouette was lovely. She stood and moved correctly. She was groomed and handled professionally. 2nd Jackson’s REESBURG MISTY RAINBOW – This 21 month old had absolutely beautiful coat colour and definition. It is too bad that she was lacking in coat and wearing only her underwear on this day. She had a beautiful, expressive head with dark, almond shaped eyes and well placed ears. Her body was compact and she was balanced front to rear. She had good tuck up. Her tail was set and carried high. She was standing nicely at all times – possibly in season. She was handled nicely and was showing like a dream. 3rd Palmer’s EASTKEES FOXY LADY
Good Citizen Dog Scheme Class Bitch (5-1)
1st Bardsley’s BALEISSA CATWALK QUEEN Sh CM. 2nd Saunder’s CH LIEFKEES ALBERTINE -This 6½ year old had very pretty colouring with her light silver undercoat and dark guard hairs that made for definite, well-defined markings. Her nicely wedged head had parallel planes, correct muzzle to backskull proportions, defined stop, very good ear size, carriage and placement. She was light in muzzle and had a pleasing length of neck on correctly placed shoulders. She had good depth to her brisket and well-sprung rib cage – which led to a level topline and high set tail. Her body was solid and she moved well. Her clear colour included clean legs and feet. She showed nicely. I would have liked her to be shorter coupled. 3rd Lush’s ZANDVOORT HEAVEN’S DREAM FOR EDNAARON
KENNEL CLUB BREEDERS COMPETITION (5)