Three Counties 2011

Judge : Mr Colin Barton (Collcrist)

BEST OF BREED : DAY’S CH ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM
BEST DOG : DAY’S CH ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM
RESERVE BEST DOG : LUCKHURST’S GAVIMIR DEMON KING
BEST BITCH : BREWER’S HELKEESEN SURFIN HONEY
RESERVE BEST BITCH : BROWN’S ROSSVALE SCARLETTS SECRET
BEST PUPPY : WADMORE-SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES WOODY VALENTINE

DOGS ENTERED 17
DOGS ABSENT 2
DOGS PRESENT 15

PUPPY DOG – 2
1ST: WADMORE-SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES WOODY VALENTINE
2ND: DAVIES’ ROSSVALE FRANKLY MY DEAR KYROSS

JUNIOR DOG – 3
1ST: WADMORE-SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES WOODY VALENTINE
2ND: LINDSAY’S ENREVEYAR EXCEPTIONAL WITH MEZANDA
3RD: LUSH’S BUCHKEES LOVE IN THE MIST

POST GRADUATE DOG – 1
1ST: LUCKHURST’S GAVIMIR DEMON KING

OPEN DOG – 3
1ST: DAY’S CH ALLFORUS DICE MASTER FOR SPITZCAV JW ShCM
2ND: LUCKHURST’S GAVIMIR CHECKMATE
3RD: HOPKINS’ HELKEESEN REGAL SURFER AMONG SERENAUBACH

PUPPY BITCH – 3
1ST: BROWN’S ROSSVALE SCARLETTS SECRET
2ND: WADMORE-SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK
3RD: NEWMAN’S LEAZEHOND MOONDUST CASCADE

JUNIOR BITCH – 1
1ST: WADMORE-SMITH’S HUNNIVOLES PEPSI ROCK

POST GRADUATE BITCH – 3
1ST: BREWER’S HELKEESEN SURFIN HONEY
2ND: BARBOUR’S RUSSKOE SEREBRO POSH TOTTY AT CILLAKEES (IMP)
3RD: LUSH’S ZANDVOORT HEAVENS DREAM FOR EDNAARON

OPEN BITCH – 3, 2AB
1ST: NEWMAN’S LEAZEHOND MADDY MOONLIGHT

My thanks to the Committee of Three Counties for the invitation to judge.
Also to the exhibitors for their entry and the pleasure I had in going over their dogs. I carefully looked at the whole dog, balanced their attributes and placed them on merit, as always sometimes you trade off points, as some dogs are strong on head balance and proportion, some on colour and definition, others movement and confirmation. I would like to own the one that has it all, and has sparkle in the ring.
Keeshonden are a special breed, I am privileged to have been associated with them for thirty five years.

PD 2, (0) 1st Wadmore-Smith Hunnivole Woody Valentine. Good size, ample bone, masculine and well developed for 11mts, correct head very expressive. Tight curl to tail, good colour and markings, nice spring of rib. 2nd Davies Rossvale Frankly My Dear Kyross. Really liked this boy for his type unfortunately he would not settle on the move, very alert but today did not have as much ring presence as 1, good head of correct proportion good ear placement and dark eye.

JD 3, (0) 1st Wadmore-Smith Hunnivole Woody Valentine. 2nd Linsay Enreveyar Exceptional With Mezanda. A little immature only just into junior, short of ruff that spoiled his outline, good ear set and shape, tight feet with good tail set, moved true with good drive. 3rd Lush Buchkees Love In The Mist.

PGD 1, (0) 1st Luckhurst Gavimir Demon King. All male, solid well boned dog beneath a lovely coat of correct colour and texture, liked his head proportions, correct lay of shoulder and overall outline, moved well front and rear.

OD 3 (0) 1st Days Ch Allforus Dice Master for Spitzcav JW Sh. CM. A character who enjoys being in the ring and showing off, such presence but at one with his handler in good coat with definite markings. An excellent example of Keeshond male, a good reach of neck with proud carriage everything in the right place with good overall balance, a dog that continues to do well. Having judged him previously he has improved with age. 2nd Luckhurst Gavimir Checkmate. Masculine well balanced, with good colour and definition, good wedge to head of correct proportion. 3rd Hopkins Helkeesen Regal Surfer.

PB 3 (0) 1st Brown Rosvale Scarletts Secret. 10 mths What a super outline, what she lacks in size at the moment she makes up for in quality and type, moves and shows like a champion; very well presented and handled, strong dark colour with nice markings, needs to clear a little, in proportion, will have an exciting future. 2nd Wadmore –Smith Hunnivoles Pepsi Rock. 11mths Another quality puppy bitch, very expressive with correct eye shape and pencilling, good reach of neck on a sound body, correct proportions. 3rd Newman Leazehond Moondust Cascade.

JB 1 (0) 1st Wadmore –Smith Hunnivoles Pepsi Rock.

PGB 3 (0) 1st Brewer Helkeesen Surfin Honey. Well balanced, with good head, correct spectacles and dark eye, super outline, harsh outstanding coat with definition, good angulation and confirmation leading to sound movement. 2nd Barbour Russkoe Serebro Posh Totty At Cillakees. Possibly the best moving bitch, in good hard condition. Unfortunately short of coat that spoils overall shape, easier to see that she is well proportioned, dark eye with good markings, tight curl to tail. 3rd Lush Zandvoort Heavens Dream for Ednaaron

OB 3 (2) 1st Newman Leazehond Maddy Moonlight. Even though standing alone a worthy winner, short of coat making it easier to see correct body proportions.

Breeders 1st Luckhurst. 3 remarkably similar exhibits from this well known kennel. I was pleased to watch them go on to win the Breeders class in Utility group.

Judge Colin Barton