Judge : Mr Hans Almgren (Sweden)
BEST IN SHOW : BLOMFIELD’S VALINDALE WHATEVER
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW: SHARP BALE’S CH LADY GODIVAS GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK (IMP)
DOG CC : BLOMFIELD’S VALINDALE WHATEVER
RESERVE DOG CC : DAY’S CH ALLFORUS DICEMASTER WITH SPITZCAV JW ShCM
BITCH CC : SHARP BALE’S CH LADY GODIVAS GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK (IMP)
RESERVE BITCH CC : PATTISON’S EASTKEES SAY NO MORE
BEST VETERAN : HICKSON’S CH KICHIGAI GREAT PRETENDER JW ShCM
BEST PUPPY : HOPKIN’S HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH
DOGS ENTERED 100
DOGS ABSENT 26
DOGS PRESENT 74
MINOR PUPPY DOG – 1
1ST : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
PUPPY DOG – 4, 1AB
1ST : HOPKIN’S HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH
2ND : RANSLEY’S WUND-R-Y WORKIN FOR A LIVIIN AT SZARYK
3RD : AGAR BATES’ HELSKEESEN STILL SURFIN
JUNIOR DOG – 7, 1AB
1ST : ANDERSON’S KICHIGAI LIMITED EDITION
2ND : WELLS’ ALLFORUS HUBBA BUBBA OF BELANISYA
3RD : SHEPHERD’S REESBURG RAINBOW WARRIOR
4TH : HENMAN & PETERSON’S FOXIFAYRE DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
5TH : HOPKIN’S HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH
YEARLING DOG – 5
1ST : LUCKHURST’S GAVIMIR CHECKMATE
2ND : WELLS’ ALLFORUS HUBBA BUBBA OF BELANISYA
3RD : SHEPHERD’S REESBURG RAINBOW WARRIOR
4TH : WILKIN’S WHIZZKEES ONYX SHADOW
5TH : KING’S STRATUS SHOW WHIZARD AT KINGKEESY
NOVICE DOG – 5
1ST : BATTRAM’S EDNAARON HAWKWEED
2ND : SHEPHERD’S REESBURG RAINBOW WARRIOR
3RD : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
4TH : AGAR BATES’ HELSKEESEN STILL SURFIN
5TH : KING’S STRATUS SHOW WHIZARD AT KINGKEESY
GRADUATE DOG – 4
1ST : WATSON’S POMMARY MAGIC TRICKS
2ND : WELLS’ ALLFORUS HUBBA BUBBA OF BELANISYA
3RD : BATTRAM’S EDNAARON HAWKWEED
4TH : WILKINS’ POMMARY QUICK SILVER AT WHIZZKEES
POST GRADUATE DOG – 2, 1AB
1ST : KERR’S ALLFORUS CURLY WURLY
LIMIT DOG – 5, 3AB
1ST : BLOMFIELD’S VALINDALE WHATEVER
2ND : BARTON’S ROSSVALE SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT AT COLLCRIST
OPEN DOG – 6, 1AB
1ST : DAY’S CH ALLFORUS DICEMASTER WITH SPITZCAV JW ShCM
2ND : BENNETT & SAVAGE’S CH THORSDALE TRADE MARK
3RD : CARROLL’S IR CH ARCTICKEES BEST KEPT SECRET
4TH : PECK’S CH VALINDALE FIXED ASSETS FOR BYQUY
5TH : ROSE’S ROSSVALE SACRED SPIRIT TO ESORKEES
VETERAN DOG – 6, 1AB
1ST : HICKSON’S CH KICHIGAI GREAT PRETENDER JW ShCM
2ND : BELL’S FFYNIANT SUGARDADDY ALLFORUS ShCM
3RD : WALLER’S CH BRYKIN BOURREE
4TH : ROSE’S VALINDALE RUM PUNCH FOR ESORKEES
5TH : LUCKHURST’S CH GAVIMIR KESTREL
SPECIAL VINTAGE DOG – 3, 1AB
1ST : MARFLEET’S FLATMEER FLONKEREN
2ND : BELL’S FOXIFAYRE ONCE IN MY LIFE ALLFORUS
BREEDERS OPEN DOG – 1
1ST : PATTISON’S CH EASTKEES ONE MORE CHANCE
SPECIAL NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR DOG – 6, 1AB, 1W/D
1ST : MATTHEWS’ CH AUST CH CALIVALE WHAT THE VALINDALE (IMP)
2ND : MILES’ ALLFORUS FROSTING OVER LEKKERBEK JW ShCM
3RD : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
4TH : KING’S STRATUS SHOW WIZARD AT KINGKEESY
MINOR PUPPY BITCH – 2
1ST : PATTISON’S EASTKEES WHOOPS A DAISY
2ND : FOSTER & PEARSON’S THORSDALE SECRET WITCH
PUPPY BITCH – 7, 1AB
1ST : ROSE’S NERADMIK KISSES ‘N’ GIGGLES FOR ESORKEES
2ND : PIERCE’S FLATMEER FLOELLA
3RD : FOSTER & PEARSON’S THORSDALE SECRET WITCH
4TH : PALMER’S SUEACRES SILVER STRAND
5TH : EGGLESTON’S RICARA PRECIOUS ROSE
JUNIOR BITCH – 8, 1AB
1ST : PATTISON’S EASTKEES SAY NO MORE
2ND : BURDON & MCINTOSH’S WHIZZKEES ONYX SOLITAIRE OF SHELDERON
3RD : PARKER’S EASTKEES GOSSIP GIRL
4TH : JACKSON’S REESBURG MISTY RAINBOW
5TH : WILLIAMS’ ALLFORUS LUCKY LADY FOR YONTAN
YEARLING BITCH – 3
1ST : LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR MYSTIC STAR BY MEZANDA
2ND : LUCKHURST’S GAVIMIR CHANTILLY LACE
3RD : WAKEMAN’S ENREVEYAR ENNEA
NOVICE BITCH – 2
1ST : PALMER’S SUEACRES SILVER STRAND
2ND : WAKEMAN’S ENREVEYAR ENNEA
GRADUATE BITCH – 4
1ST : BARBOUR’S RUSSKOE SEREBRO POSH TOTTY AT CILLAKEES (IMP)
2ND : FIRTH’S MARTELLKEES SHE’S THE ONE
3RD : HARDING’S AMIKIS AMOUR
4TH : WAKEMAN’S ENREVEYAR ENNEA
POST GRADUATE BITCH – 7, 5AB
1ST : HICKSON’S KICHGAI SPECIAL EDITION
2ND : RANSLEY’S NERADMIK GUCCI AT SZARYK
LIMIT BITCH – 9, 3AB
1ST : WILLIAMS’ ALLFORUS CRYSTAL DREAM FOR YONTAN
2ND : PATTISON’S EASTKEES WINTER MIST
3RD : EGGLESTON’S RICARA ITALIAN SWEETHEART
4TH : BELL’S ALLFORUS XTRA SPECIAL ShCM
5TH : HENMAN & PETERSON’S EASTKEES DARE TO DREAM OF FOXIFAYRE
OPEN BITCH – 8, 2AB
1ST : SHARP BALE’S CH LADY GODIVAS GUILTY PLEASURES WITH NERADMIK (IMP)
2ND : CAROLL’S IR CH STRATUS ARMARNI GRANGE
3RD : BELL’S ALLFORUS TUMBLING DICE JW ShCM
4TH : GREGORY’S CH AMIKIRS ADORABUBBLE
5TH : SMITH’S SUEACRES DIAMOND IMAGE FOR SUEACRES
VETERAN BITCH – 6, 3AB
1ST : BREWER’S CH IR CH NERADMIK RUMOUR HAS IT
2ND : BELL’S CH ALLFORUS MAGIC’N’ ICE ShCM
3RD : CURRY’S NORKEES TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS
SPECIAL VINTAGE BITCH – 4, 2AB
1ST : BREWER’S NERADMIK RISKY RUMOUR
2ND : WAKEMAN’S SHEBURN SWEET MARJORAM
BREEDERS OPEN BITCH – 3, 1AB
1ST : SHARP BALE’S NERADMIK CHANEL
2ND : LUCKHURST’S CH GAVIMIR HUBBLE BUBBLE
SPECIAL NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH – 8, 2AB
1ST : GREGORY’S NERADMIK SCANDALOUS AT NATLOU
2ND : PARKER’S EASTKEES GOSSIP GIRL
3RD : SMITH’S SUEACRES DIAMOND IMAGE FOR SUEACRES
4TH : PIERCE’S FLATMEER FLOELLA
5TH : HARDING’S AMIKIRS AMOUR
BRACE – 2, 1AB
1ST : LUCKHURST
4 Happy people!
I was delighted that I was invited by the North of England Keeshond Club to their Championship show.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day judging at a very nice venue in Brodsworth Mines Welfare Hall, Woodlands, Doncaster.
The entry was high with 110 Keeshond entries together incl. 5 puppy dogs and 8 puppy bitches, 6+6 veterans under 10 years and 3+4 veteran 10 year +. Of cause some variation of quality but over all nice winners and especially high quality in Limit and Open classes in the both sex.
Having judged the breed in countries such as Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Luxemburg and Russia allowed me to compare the differences between Keeshond from those countries to those from the UK.
I found balance in the heads and bodies excellent. The temperament was excellent and friendly. Some were loose in the front movement where owners should keep an extra eye on the placement of shoulders and upperarm.
Some could have more angulations in both front and hind quarters. Excellent muscle in both males and females and this really gave me a feeling that the owners care about exercise and keep the dogs as stated in the breed standard, let them walk and run and use the breed as a guard and companion dog. The coat quality could be harder in top coat in some but I couldn’t find too soft topcoats. Some were lacking undercoat but this late November is still early for winter. Some colour could be bit a stronger with black on tip of hair. The winners were either masculine or feminine with good bone, balanced in body with short loins. Many with excellent black pigmentation with nice spectacles and well defined markings. However, I was somewhat concerned about the lack of balance between the front and the rear that interferes with the sound movement.
My winners were all of the balance which every breeder should be looking for.
I would like to thank you all for a great show with such lovely dogs. Hospitality was fantastic and I found an ideal place to return to and this the home of Mr and Mrs Burgess.
Minor Puppy Dog (1/0 abs) 1–Enreveyar Exceptional With Mezanda, 6 1/2 month male, head of high class, dark brown eyes, strong foreface, tight lips, strong jaws, well carried erect ears, very good length of ribcage, needs more fore chest. Very good coat texture with black pigment on tip of coat, well carried tail, balanced in bone, need more length of legs to meet the length of body, for a puppy sound in movement.
Puppy Dog (4/1 abs) 1 Helkeesen Regal Surfer Among Serenaubach, 11 1/2 month, masculine head, dark eyes, good well marked spectacles, strong chin, nice erect well carried thick ears, good bone, good volume and length in ribcage, hard top coat standing off well, compact feet well cushioned, very good covering the ground when moving and sound in movement, alert and friendly in temperament. I was delighted to see him becoming Best Puppy In Show. PD 2 –Wund-R Y Workin For A Livin At Szaryk, 12 month male, bit rounded in eyes, lacking in chin, forward placed shoulders and upperarms, needs to develop in forechest, excellent bone, well carried erect ears, enough neck, a little brown in colour in coat, harsh coat off standing, nice movement from side, front a little erratic, well placed and carried tail, firm topline. PD 3-Helkeesen Still Surfin (1).
Junior Dog (7/0 abs) 1-Kichigai Limited Edition, 12 1/2 month, strong masculine dog well matured junior, with strong head very nice balance over all, pasterns could be firmer, good bone, a little forward placed shoulders and upper arms, the lower part of chest could be some more developed, hard top coat standing off well, enough pigment on tip of coat, attractive compact dog, carry the tail well, strong clean balanced movement. JD 2-Allforus Hubba Bubba Of Belanisiya, 14 month, nice balanced male with very good head, very good quality dog, well marked spectacles, dark brown almond-shaped eyes, strong foreface, excellent straight hard top coat standing off well, sound movement from side, compact body, could be cleaner in the lighter coat on forelegs and on hocks, need to improve in front movement. JD 3-Reesburg Rainbow Warrior.
Yearling Dog (5/0 abs) 1-Gavimir Checkmate, 15 1/2 month, masculine, excellent size, beautiful almond shape of eyes dark brown, well balanced compact body, well carried erect ears of good size, well defined spectacles, strong cheeks, good bite, good reach of neck, level top line, strong bone, balanced in colour with good balance between undercoat and hard top coat standing off well, sound movement with good stride, broad thigh muscles with strong muscles all over. YD 2-Allforus Hubba Bubba of Belanisiya. YD 3-Reesburg Rainbow Warrior.
Novice Dog (5/0 abs) 1-Ednaaron Hawkweed, 2 years 2 month, excellent topcoat dense undercoat, very good pigment around eyes with black markings also on lips and muzzle, attractive male, well carried triangular erect ears, short loin, dark brown eyes, enough body, would like him to use his rear better when moving, good colour with balance between topcoat and undercoat, clean light front legs and hocks. ND 2-Reesburg Rainbow Warrior, 12 1/2 month, nice head wedge shaped with typical stop, dark eyes good size of nice almond shape, well carried erect ears, sound body, a bit open coat for the day – lacking of undercoat, strong foreface, sound movement, balanced between body and bone, short compact, enough body at this age. ND 3-Enreveyar Exeptional With Mezanda.
Graduate Dog (4/0 abs) 1-Pommary Magic Tricks, 1 years 9 month, excellent masculine male, well proportioned head, well defined spectacles, firm lips, dark brown eyes almond shape, sound compact male with strong level topline, hard off standing topcoat, carrying himself with pride and confidence, well feathered tail curled well over back, good pigment, at this age well matured, straight and sharp in movement. GD 2-Allforus Hubba Bubba of Belanisiya. GD 3-Ednaaron Hawkweed.
Post Graduate Dog (2/1 abs) 1-Allforus Curly Wurly, 1 year 2 month, very good body for his age, masculine in head and expression, dark brown eyes, could have stronger chin, bite ok, well defined spectacles, compact feet, good pigment, enough neck, sound in movement, hard top coat standing well out from body, pale undercoat, body hair black tipped, compact body, well carried tail, alert and friendly in temperament full of energy.
Limit Dog (5/3 abs) 1-Valindale Whatever, 3 years 5 month, I found this sound male a pleasure to go over, every part so balanced and smoothly flowing into each other, absolutely one of the most beautiful Keeshond dogs I had judged. Masculine dog, eyes could be a bit darker, excellent carriage of neck, elegantly arched, level top line, short well muscled loin, compact body, well proportioned head, excellent foreface, strong jaws, dark muzzle balanced in stop, erect well carried triangular ears, very good muscles and angulation in croup as well as in knee and hocks, very good bone, well sprung in ribs, full of confidence, tail well set and carried, excellent mover, top coat standing well out from body with hard texture, carry himself to his advantage with good reach in movement, my winner today and got the CC and BIS. LD 2-Rossvale Spirit of The Night At Collcrist, 3 years 9 month, excellent proportion on this male, masculine head with well defined stop, could be cleaner in colour on foreface, tight lips, well defined spectacles, balanced erect ears, dark brown eyes, sound in body, very good size, very good pigment, sound movement, dense undercoat pale grey, straight hard top coat standing well off from body, tip of coat with black pigment, excellent bone, well presented attractive dog at his best age.
Open Dog (6/1 abs) 1—CH Allforus Dice Master For Spitzcav JW Sh.CM, 4 years 3 month, nice well coated male that flowed with a really masculine head and intelligent fox-like expression, dark eyes well placed defined spectacles, excellent neck and carriage of neck, strong jaws with good bite, compact high paws, straight hard off standing coat, dense undercoat even pale grey colour, level top line, well set and carried tail, high lifted front legs when moving, balanced in bone to body, compact with very good muscles, this attractive male gave my CC winner a good match and ended up with the RCC.OD 2-CH Thorsdale Trade Mark, 5 years 1 month, another well proportioned male attractive standing but could be more stable in his movement, comes easy into pace when moving, good size of head with good proportions, dark almond shape of eyes, defined spectacles, firm lips, level topline, compact with strong well muscled body, well sprung in ribs, nice coat. OD 3-IR.CH Arctickees Best Kept Secret.
Veteran Dog (6/1 abs) 1-CH Kichigai Great Pretender JW Sh.CM, 7 years 2 month, sound attractive strong male, excellent coat with pleasing shape and colour big lovely outline and balance, shown and presented well, nice head and masculine expression, strong for face in good balance to skull, nice reach of neck, firm top line, super condition at the age of 7 year, excellent pigment. VD 2-FFyniant Sugardaddy Allforus Sh.CM, 7 years, another “young” veteran, very good proportions, bit round in eyes, strong foreface, ears could be carried more upright, sound in body, enough coat, level firm top line, compact feet, moves well. VD 3-CH. Brykin Bourree.
Special Vintage Dog (3/1 abs) 1-Flatmeer Flonkeren, 11 years 5 month, powerful masculine male, excellent carried erect ears, dark brown almond shape of eyes, nice reach of neck, firm topline, bit loose in front movement, wide thigh muscles, nice side movement, well carried and set tail, at this age shown in a fantastic condition and super temperament, could be a bit clearer on the black on tip of top coat on body. SVD 2-Foxifayre Once In My Life Allforus, 11 years 2 month, compact short body, chin could be stronger, well defined spectacles, a bit forward placed shoulders and upper arms, very good muscles, coat pigment on body could be darker, easy sound mover, nice alert temperament, another 11 year dog kept in a super condition.
Breeders Open Dog (1/0 abs) 1-CH Eastkees One More Chance, 5 years 9 month, very nice head and expression, beautiful dark brown almond shaped eyes, good size, strong foreface, good bite, firm lips, balanced in neck, firm topline, shoulders with typical angulation to upper arms, good pigment, balanced between top and undercoat, tip of top coat could be darker, balanced in bone to body with good sprung of ribs, clean straight movement with good reach from side.
Special Not Bred By Exhibitor Dog (6/2 abs) 1-CH & AUST.CH Calivale What The Valindale, 5 years 2 month, strong in body, compact body with good proportion over all, masculine strong head with alert expression, well defined spectacles, good pigment and strong jaws, firm lips, small ivy-leafed shaped erect ears, well set and carried, well feathered tail curled over back, could be more firm in his front movement, excellent spring of rib, very good covering the ground from side, compact feet. 2-Allforus Frosting Over Lekkerbek JW Sh.CM, 6 years, nice proportion on this smaller dog, head in balance to body, lacking of chin, little round in eyes, enough neck, would like stronger bone, well carried small erect ears, a little forward placed shoulders and upper arms, nice balance between under and top coat with black pigment on tips, interfere between front and rear movement, well feathered tail curled over back, alert and confident in carriage. 3-Enreveyar Exceptional with Mezanda.
Minor Puppy Bitch (2/0 abs) 1–Eastkees Whoops A Daisy, 6 1/2 month bitch, well balanced, feminine head and expression, dark eyes, compact body, excellent pigment and well carried erect small ears, good pigment in face and on nails, typical puppy coat, balanced, open with an intelligent temperament, sound in movement.
MPB 2-Thorsdale Secret Witch, 8 1/2 month, balanced bitch, strong head, nice dark almond shape of eyes with good placement, well carried small erect velvety ears, need to get better balance between front and rear angulation, good bone, sound in puppy movement, dense off standing coat, nice colour.
Puppy Bitch (7/0 abs) 1 Neradmik Kisses’N’Giggles For Esorkees, 10 month, nice feminine face with good balance between skull and foreface, deep dark eyes, strong jaws with good depth in chin, well carried small erect ears, good black pigment on tips of topcoat, good bone, off standing coat – straight, compact high feet, sound mover, will have a good future if she go on developing like this. PB 2 –Flatmeer Floella, 11 1/2 month, nice temperament on this well moving feminine puppy bitch, nice expression with good pigment, strong foreface, a bit wide carried and placed ears, compact in body, off standing top coat, a bit soft in pastern, good bone, very nice mover with good reach. PB 3-Thorsdale Secret Witch.
Junior Bitch (8/1 abs) 1-Eastkees Say No More, 15 month, my Res. C.C. bitch today, excellent in balance with an outstanding body, feminine expression, triangular head small well carried erect ears, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders thigh to chest, off standing coat with enough pigment on tip of top coat, compact body, broad thigh muscles, good bone, good angulation in croup, sound movement, high quality bitch, still young but lot of breed type. JB 2-Whizzkees Onyx Solitaire of Shelderon, 16 1/2 month, attractive bitch, with feminine expression, beautiful dark well placed eyes, strong cheeks, well defined spectacles, well carried small ears, very good compact body, could have firmer pasterns, a bit falling of croup, could have some stronger rear movement, nice front assembly. JB 3-Estkees Gossip Girl.
Yearling Bitch (3/0 abs) 1-Enreveyar Mystic Star By Mezanda, 17 1/2 month, compact bitch, strong skull with nice balance to foreface, strong jaws and well matured teeth, dark brown eyes, good pigment, good proportions in body, enough neck, needs to develop in the body and bone, the movement a bit narrow, firm level top line, good size, off standing top coat, a bit forward placed shoulders and upper arms, good reach in movement, well feathered tail curled over back. YB 2-Gavimir Chantilly Lace, 15 1/2 month, a bit low on legs, attractive head and feminine expression, dark brown eyes, strong foreface, tight lips, good bite, a bit short in neck, strong bone, compact body, movement needs to improve, a bit erratic front movement YB 3-Enrevyar Ennea.
Novice Bitch (2/0 abs) 1-Sueacres Silver Strand, 11 month, good size, good jaws, well defined spectacles, dark well set and placed almond shape of eyes, excellent pigment, strong skull, defined stop, enough neck, soft pasterns, some forward placed shoulders and upper arms, a little steep croup, barrel shape of body, wide in her front movement, hard top coat off standing with pale grey dense undercoat. NB 2-Enrevyar Ennea, 17 1/2 month, not in balance between front and rear, a bit light but feminine head with typical expression, bone need to develop, wide in her movement – 2 track moving, a little long in loin, higher at her rear, soft pasterns, hard straight off standing top coat with good pigment on tip of top coat.
Graduate Bitch (4/0 abs) 1-Russkoe Serebro Poshy Totty At Cillakees, 2 years, drew my eyes as she walked in the ring, pretty feminine head with nice expression, dark eyes slightly rounded, balanced compact body, excellent pigment with well defined spectacles, well carried small firm ears, front movement can become a bit more stable, profuse coat with dense undercoat, sound side movement, well carried and feathered tail curled over back. GB 2-Martellkees She’s The One, 2 years, well balanced body, strong head with good placement of eyes, good pigment on body coat but could be darker on nails, nice ear carriage, good reach of neck, firm topline, a little pale in the top coat but nice hard off standing top coat, little weak in pasterns, sound mover. GB 3-Amikirs Amour.
Post Graduate Bitch (7/5 abs) 1-Kichigai Special Edition, 12 1/2 month. Excellent shape of head with definite stop, nice pigment with well defined spectacles, dark eyes almond shape, strong jaws, well carried erect ears, nice reach of neck, off standing hard top coat black on tips, dense under coat, need to become a little higher on legs, sound firm balanced movement, parallel mover, attractive bitch that will have a bright future. PGB 2-Neradmik Gucci At Szaryk, 2 years 2 month, very good proportion in body, big well carried ears, dark brown almond shape of eyes, a little pale in body coat, hard top coat, a shade of brown on coat on head and neck, a bit forward placed shoulders and upper arms, a bit weak in pastern, nice strong rear movement.
Limit Bitch (9/3 abs) 1-Allforus Crystal Dream For Yontan, 4 years. Beautiful Head, dark almond shape of eyes. Strong compact body with nice proportion. Firm topline gives her an excellent outline. Attractive and sound to go over. Dense ruff and hard top coat black tips standing off well. Good depth of ribcage and excellent angulations all around. She carries herself to her advantage with good reach in the sidegate. Could be a bit firmer in front movement, nice temperament. LB 2-Eastkees Winter Mist, 2 years 2 month, Another nice bitch with a really lovely head and expression, balanced in foreface to skull, good stop, prefer a bit stronger chin, could be cleaner in colour of coat on ruff, strong compact body, excellent double coat, standing off well from body, enough neck, well feathered tail curled over back. Very good muscles. Sound movement. LB 3-Ricara Italian Sweetheart.
Open Bitch (8/2 abs) 1-Ch. Lady Godivas Guilty Pleasures With Neradmik, 2 years 5 month, I found this sound bitch a pleasure to go over, every part so balanced and smoothly flowing into each other. Elegant bitch at the same time powerful with feminine head and expression. She has an appealing outline when posed. Compact body. Excellent dense undercoat and well off standing hard top coat, well defined stop, very good reach of neck. Excellent developed deep chest and firm to body placed shoulders and upper arms. Well pronounced fore chest. She moved with purpose and drive covering the ground with ease. She and her handler worked as a team and did everything right to take the CC and later reserve Best in Show. OB 2-IR. CH, Stratus Armarni Grange, 2 years 3 month, sound bitch with attractive head in very good balance, strong jaws, feminine expression, still just 2 years old but with high quality and has potential to improve even more. Compact body, strong bone, well defined spectacles, sound to go over, firm movement carry herself to her advantage. Can become a bit more clear in colour on top coat on neck, Lot of breed type. OB 3-Allforus Tumbling Dice JW Sh.CM.
Veteran Bitch (6/3 abs) 1-CH & IR. CH Neradmik Risky Rumour Has It, 8 years 3 month. Very sound in construction. Her head is clean with dark eyes giving feminine intelligent expression. Well carried small erect ears, very good proportion in body and good size, medium strong foreface, strong jaws, compact feet, very good balance between top and undercoat, excellent pigment and hard off standing top coat. Balanced in angulation between front and rear. Very nice mover. Carries her age with honour, could hardly see that she is a veteran. VB 2-CH. Allfours Magic ‘N’ Ice JW Sh.CM, 9 years 10 month, another “young” veteran of highest quality. A bit shade of brown on top coat. Lovely pose standing with a compact body. Steep croup, firm topline with excellent rear quarters. Nice head with feminine expression. Sound in movement. VB 3-Norkees Truly Scrumptious.
Special Vintage Bitch (4/2 abs) 1-Neradmik Risky Rumour At Helkeesen, 10 years 2 month, sound with full dentition, Off standing hard straight top coat with black tips. Dark almond shape of eyes, a bit narrow at hocks and wide front movement, small erect well carried ears. Big clean ruff, dense undercoat, well carried and feathered tail curled over back. SVB 2- Sheburn Sweet Marjoram – Golden Oldie Award, 13 years 3 month, she carries her age with pride and still using her senses in a good way. Strong body. Excellent coat with hard off standing top coat black on tips. Nice head with feminine expression. You can now see her age in the movement.
Breeders Bitch (3/1 abs) 1-Neradmik Chanel, 2 years 2 month, nice head with attractive feminine expression, well carried small erect ears, compact body, nice dark well placed eyes, strong foreface and bone. Excellent pigment, well defined spectacles, compact feet, excellent bite with full dentition, off standing hard straight top coat. Sound movement, dense undercoat, compact body, good feathered tail well set and carried. BB 2-CH. Gavimir Hubble Bubble, 7 years, well balanced smaller bitch, well defined spectacles with good and pigment, feminine expression, prefer a bit higher on legs to meet her length of body. Strong body, enough bone, excellent hard top coat with black tip of coat, well carried tail curled over back.
Special Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch (8/0 abs) 1-Neradmik Scandalous At Natlou, 5 years 3 month, sound well balanced bitch, well defined stop, feminine expression, sound to go over, compact strong body, dense undercoat with hard off standing hard straight top coat with black tips. Dark brown almond shaped eyes. Well defined spectacles, medium strong foreface, black nails, well carried and set tail. SNBB 2- Eastkees Gossip Girl, 1 years 3 month, nice youngster, good size, dark medium size of eyes, firm lips, well defined spectacles, firm topline, strong well carried small erect ears, sound balanced mover, I am sure she has a bright future, very nice temperament. 3 Eastkees Diamond Image for Sueacres.
Hans Almgren, Sweden, Judge