West of England Ladies' Kennel Society
Championship Show - 27th April 2003

 
Best of Breed - Grantilley Shadow Moon
Best Opposite Sex - Amantra Madonna

Best Puppy -
Keyingham Branwell
Dog Results Bitch Results

Dogs. Mr G Porter
I enjoyed judging at this well organised show and wish to thank my two very efficient and helpful stewards. The quality of the dogs was very impressive and in this stiff competition numerous worthy dogs inevitably left the ring without a card and many of the placings were separated by only the finest of margins.
My line up pleased me immensely and I felt they were predominantly all of type, showy and sound with really typical heads and expressions.
I noticed a few dogs had had their feet trimmed and not very subtly done at that. Nose pigment on the day was mixed and this had to count in this competition.
C.C. Bidgood's Grantilley Shadow Moon
R.C.C. Lymer & Scheidt's Lymrey Roger
Best Puppy Park's Keyingham Branwell
     
Min Puppy (20 entries, 3 Abs) An encouraging start to the day with a class containing some potential stars and this augers well for future.
1 Park's Keyingham Branwell
Very eye-catching richly marked puppy full of personality and type. He has good moderate bone, is well made with a good neck and shoulder placement and holds a level topline on the move, sweet yet masculine head and expression. Correct dark expressive eyes and pigment, promise of a rich chestnut coat but still has his teddy bear puppy coat. Moved like a train, BPD and with my co judge's agreement BPIB.
2 Smith & Aldous' Aranel Ballistic
 Very similar in type to the winner, ideal make and shape holds a good topline on the move with particularly pleasing head-carriage. Most appealing head and expression with large dark eyes with plenty of cushioning underneath, well schooled, balanced and sound on the move.
3 Bubb's Wandris Entertainer
Puppy (8, 3)  
1 Allerton's Deeriem Tambourine Man
Smart quality tri of a very pleasing make and shape, good bone and substance correct topline and tailset. He has a most attractive head with plenty of rich tan and good fill under his dark eyes, coat of a silky texture, moved steadily with a well carried tail.
2 Banks' Choya Flynn
Another tri of a slightly different type, upstanding and very elegant and showy on the move. I liked his conformation especially his neck and shoulders. Although quite heavily marked this did not detract, appealing head that just needs time to develop, high set ears, liked his rich tan markings.
3 Inglis' Craigowl Harry Lime
Junior (18, 3) A very strong class all those placed were good representatives of their respective colours.
1 Baker's Nevhills Roosevelt
Glamorous lightly marked Blenheim built on very elegant lines, proud head carriage on a crested neck and he really flows on the move using his quarters to advantage. Most attractive head with huge dark fully pigmented eyes set in a very good skull all framed by long well feathered ears, well handled and presented, strongly considered for the RCC but he has lots of time.
2 Armitt's Brasingamen Black As Jet
B&T that caught my eye entering the ring and certainly stood up to closer inspection. I liked his balance, good angles and lack of exaggeration combined with steady sound movement and natural tail carriage. His head is very typical and soft with rich mahogany points and plenty of fill under his dark eyes. Should be an asset to this colour where options can sometimes be limited.
3 Kerr's Kinvaar Mystere
Spec Year (10, 1)  
1 Waddington's Spindlepoint Chancellor
Richly marked boy shown in good condition and displaying a good outline in profile and on the move where he excels using his clean neck and shoulders. Appealing head pattern that just needs a touch more cushioning under his large dark eyes to complete the picture.
2 Smith's Salador Cadabra
Glamorous lightly marked Blenheim of a different type, pretty yet masculine head with large dark eyes and matching pigment. Compact and well ribbed up with plenty of bone, full silky coat, a little hesitant on the move at first but soon settled to the job in hand and then moved well, one for the future.
3 Smith & Aldous' Aranel Bombastic
Graduate (9, 1)  
1 Levy & Sedgwick's Pascavale Enchanted
Aptly named and for me the epitome of a Toy Spaniel, he has a "chocolate box" head and expression from those melting big dark eyes. He has a long coat that may make him appear a little shorter on leg from the ringside than he is, however when you go over him he is well balanced, moves steadily with his well carried tail an extension of his back, must be a pleasure to live with
2 Blunt's Karabel Kavanagh
Another handsome headed dog with large dark eyes and a generous outlook. Rich coat markings, pleasing make and shape with a good spring of rib holds a level top line and tail carriage and strides out well
3 Dolamore's Ricksbury Royal Edition Of Crystaldean
Post Grad (22, 4)  
1 Gillhespy's Marigill Makaira
Very flashy tri that caught my eye circling the ring excelling in conformation, you barely need to put a hand on him to see that he well made as he presents a lovely picture in profile. Most appealing head with dark eyes and bright tan complimenting his perfect coat markings, drove off his hocks with an effortless gait.
2 Levy & Sedgwick's Pascavale Ryan
Another really shapely dog from this kennel of lovely breed type, generous head with lots of cushioning and the darkest of pigment. Compact in body with a good rib, moving very soundly at one with his handler his coat gleamed with condition and was expertly presented.
3 Mancey's Estrid Theron
Limit (25, 4)  
1 Smith's Salador Celtic Magician
Another tri with extremely well broken markings, compact body, short level back, good shape under his heavy coat, well let down hocks, stylish jaunty mover. He has a most appealing head with a plushy muzzle and when he looks at you straight on with his large dark eyes he's hard to resist, lots of bright tan markings in the correct places. Pulled out all the stops in the final cut to win this hotly contested class.
2 Angell's Charwelton Valentine
Classy richly marked Blenheim of true breed type, I was not surprised to see who he was later. Ideal for size and balance with a super crest to his neck and a short level back, moved fluently at all times, his head is so typical soft and appealing with dark round eyes and all framed by long ears. With summer coming I am sure he will have many wins.
3 Gosford's Cinderlace Country Style
I was also very impressed with this dog and he could have placed higher had he shown a little more enthusiasm.
Open (15, 0) What a class of quality dogs and it certainly would dispel any idea that the best Cavaliers are no longer in this country. It was very much the dog on the day and I only wish I had had more prize cards and a clutch of CC's.
1 Bidgood's Grantilley Shadow Moon
This compact richly marked Blenheim for me just oozes breed type from his classic head to the tip of his correctly carried tail, he had everything I was looking for and a bit more. Whether standing or moving he presents a perfect picture of balance and symmetry and shows so calmly with a gentle wagging tail. Most beautiful head with big dark eyes a black nose and great softness of expression. Conformation is spot on with all parts flowing together so well. I have admired him a few times from the ringside but have never seen him up close, today he exceeded expectations. It gave me great pleasure in awarding this worthy dog his qualifying CC and I was glad that my co-judge was equally as enthusiastic about him. Although unplaced in the group we felt that he did the breed proud. I hope he stays in this country as he has so much to give. CC & BOB.
2 Lymer & Scheidt's Lymrey Roger
This striking young dog just radiates personality and breed type having a very sweet but essentially masculine head with large dark eyes blackest pigment and eye rims all framed by long well feathered ears. He holds a good topline on the move and goes with such gusto using his hocks to advantage, plenty of long silky coat. At still not 2 I feel that his best is maybe yet to come as he was just a touch immature in body compared to the winner, a lovely dog. RCC.
3 Boardman's Ch Volney Quest
Handsome richly marked Blenheim with the best of heads and expressions enhanced by his good nose and eye pigment. He is mature in body with good bone and is very pleasing to go over. Shown and presented in full coat, very sound moving once he got into his stride, he had to be looking the part to win here today.

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Bitches Mrs J Bettley
Thanks to all exhibitors for a lovely entry in both quality & quantity.
My co-judge Mr. G. Porter & I were in unanimous agreement on the major awards. I agreed that the beautiful dog CC winner, newly crowned Ch. Grantilly Shadow Moon, just had the edge on overall performance. I thought him quite outstanding & very worthy representative of the breed.
C.C. Fry & Jackson's Amantra Madonna
R.C.C. Conneally's Ch Droleus Thats M'Libbii at Coedgwylum
Best Puppy Tidswell's Allrena Alexis
     
Min Puppy (27 entries)  
1 Tidswell's Allrena Alexis
7½ months Blenheim of lovely type. Excellent outline with level topline attractive markings, very composed for a baby. Showed and moved well. Best puppy bitch.
2 Bubb's Wandris Pantomime
Attractive well bodied Blenheim. Nice round eye & good pigment, promising.
3 Hogan's Stavonga Sea Lilly
Puppy (17)  
1 Crozier's Korraines Pirates Gold
Very well balanced Blenheim with very good topline & tailset in lovely coat & condition.
2 Moulden's Forever Romance Of Whitecroft
Sweet & pretty well marked Tri, one of the few tricolours here with a large round eye. Excellent size & shape, lovely topline, short & compact body. Moved well, liked her a lot.
3 Levy & Sedgwick's Pascavale Krystle
Junior (24) Very strong class, many lovely youngsters had to go cardless
1 Lymer & Scheidt's Lymrey Sweet Dream
And a dream she is!! Most beautiful head & expression, nice width of skull, beautifully set ears, large round eyes. In gorgeous coat & condition, pleasant temperament, showing well.
2 Costello's Saleden Spice
Very attractive, shapely young lady, presenting a lovely outline, just lost out to 1 in expression, nevertheless a very nice bitch.
3 Savage's Lymrey Deep Secret
Spec Year (11)  
1 Jones' Timsar Miss B'Havin
Shapely little bitch, very neat & feminine, good eyes, super topline, giving her best happy little soul.
2 Bayliss' Miskhill Boujolais At Castlewytch
Very pretty Tri lovely outline, happy outgoing temperament.
3 Claydon's Brymarden Rosetta
Graduate (7)  
1 Hughes' Loranka's Hey Baby
Richly marked Blen with large dark eyes, well sprung ribs, short coupled, good turn of stifle, level topline.
2 Gamble's Lisgarth Petrouchka
Attractive Black/Tan with really extrovert temperament. Very much enjoying herself, very good topline.
3 Waddington's Spindlepoint Kim Crawford
Post Grad (19)  
1 Rix & Berry's Ricksbury Royal Embrace
Exquisitely pretty girl, good width between well set ears, nice eyes. Attractively marked coat in super condition, lovely muzzle, very good topline & overall shape.
2 Attwood's Clentview She's Magic
Attractive shape & outline, rich markings, good temperament, showed well.
3 Mann's Allrena Chrystabelle For Lyndabelle
Limit (28) Fabulous class real quality & quite a headache to judge so many well deserving bitches had to go un-rewarded.
1 Koster's Harana Good Golly Miss Molly
Outstanding ruby, super size & outline, short, compact little body, fabulous topline, coat in shimmering condition an extrovert in every way. She had every intention of being noticed and she was!! Moved with panache & style. Really lovely.
2 Claydon's Brymarden Kirsty Maccoll
Beautiful Blen of lovely type, super head & expression, ultra feminine, excellent size & shape. Glorious coat in utterly pristine condition, not quite the personality of 1st.
3 Conneally's Coedgwylum Cola
Open (11)  
1 Fry & Jackson's Amantra Madonna
Richly marked Blenheim of perfect size & balance, beautiful head, round dark eyes, good width of skull, lovely muzzle & black nose. Standing she looked every inch my idea of a Cavalier Bitch, responsive, happy temperament & undeniably feminine. What is more she did not disappoint on the move, animated & positive. Delighted to award her the CC.
2 Conneally's Ch Droleus Thats M'Libbii at Coedgwylum
A long standing favourite. I have always admired this beautiful bitch, truly melting expression, short, compact body, perfect topline abundant silky coat in immaculate condition. Unfortunately at 6½ years, like all ladies of middle age, time is beginning to tell. However her overall quality could not be denied & I thought her well worthy of the Res CC, just wished I could have judged her in her prime.
3 Levy & Sedgwick's Winnie At Pascavale
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