| Best of Breed- Ch Wandris Entertainer JW
Best Opposite Sex - Ch Pamedna Touch of Fan-Tc JW
Best Puppy - Volney Chardonnay
|Dog Results||Bitch Results|
|Dogs.||Mr B Field|
Crufts has had a special attraction to me for 40 years. I was thrilled to witness the magnificent BIS win of the Cavalier Alansmere Aquarius in 1973, the centenary year of the Kennel Club. How Crufts has changed and grown since then.
I started judging shortly afterwards in 1976 and my hope was eventually to receive an invitation to judge at Crufts. I was delighted, in September 2002, to receive the invite for Crufts 2007 (it has seemed ages for the day to arrive!).
Now that I have had that wonderful experience, plus 10 overseas judging appointments, it seems an appropriate time to say farewell to the judging scene. I shall miss it. For those just beginning their judging careers you have some wonderful experiences, but also clear responsibilities, awaiting you. Over the past 12 months I purposefully avoided attending the ‘Cavalier day’ at championship shows in order to bring a fresh clear mind to my ‘judging on the day’.
I enjoyed today’s experience and hope exhibitors also enjoyed their day. I appreciated the sporting manner in which my placings were received. I thank my stewards for their able assistance in keeping matters running smoothly.
With the large classes, and rather special occasion of Crufts, I made a brief note to assist me in memorising the merit of each dog and to enable me to place them appropriately.
My expectations of the entry were high because of the Crufts qualification factor. May I offer a few general observations.
Size – extremes seem to have been eliminated.
Eyes – the large dark round eyes are returning, they are vital to a correct head and gentle expression.
Presentation was generally first class.
Temperament – with very few exceptions was delightful.
Coats – have improved. There were many lovely, long, straight, silky coats.
Overseas exhibits and handlers – it was nice to have several present.
Some very nice dogs were present, and I was pleased with my final line up. But I was a little disappointed that the depth of top quality exhibits was shallower than I expected.
Movement was only moderate – lack of muscle tone in some dogs suggested they receive insufficient exercise. But I feel the problem is one mainly needing attention when making breeding plans.
Handling – tight terrier leads and ‘stringing up the dog’ are gradually increasing. This has never been thought to be appropriate for Cavaliers – the use of the loose lead having always being advised.
But my main concern was the Rubies. With just one or two exceptions the quality of Rubies today was well below Crufts standard and their pigment was particularly poor. Conversely the quality of the Black and Tans was more than satisfactory, as my placings below indicate.
Mrs Claydon and myself readily agreed that the dog Bubb’s Ch Wandris Entertainer should be BOB and the bitch Lymer & Scheidt’s Volney Chardonnay should be Best Puppy
|Ch Wandris Entertainer JW|
Baker & Park's
Ch Keyingham Branwell
|Cazarrah Tennyson for Deeriem|
|Veteran||(19 Entries, 1 Absent)||It was noteworthy that many of these lovely veterans had a full set of clean well-preserved teeth.|
Well marked Blen. Rich chestnut colouring on pearly white ground. Good conformation and well balanced. Attractive masculine head with dark eyes.
Lovely toy spaniel size. Not in full coat but has a nice shape, good conformation, level topline and is well proportioned throughout. Showed gaily. Moved slightly tight behind.
|3||Brewer & Moody’s||
Sultair The Sea Baron at Bowfort
Black & Tan. Lovely balanced head, beautiful neck and topline. Good turn of stifle. In full coat. Happy fellow.
|Res||Cockburn’s||Evonola Talk of The Town at Phylmars|
|VHC||Tarlton’s||Tomnil Cream of The Glen|
|Special Puppy||(13, 0)|
|1||Jones & Rance’s||
Tomnil Cream of The Stars at Droleus
Blen with well broken clear markings. Elegant and stylish. Well balanced. Broad masculine head with lovely dark eyes. Quite impressive. Happy character.
Deeriem Dandi Man
A quality youngster who moved soundly. Correct topline, tail set and turn of stifle. Lovely large dark eyes. Well broken markings.
|3||Fry & Jackson’s||
Correct almost flat skull, good ear placement and dark eyes. Gorgeous straight coat. A quality youngster of nice size. Kept his handler on her toes at times.
|Res||Bettany’s||Hilton Mar Boy|
|Special Junior||(16, 1)||This was a strong class numerically and in quality. The first 3 are all promising young dogs.|
Craigowl Ryton JW
A classy well balanced Tri with good conformation who showed competently and steadily throughout. Markings are reasonably broken and he has good rich colouring. Lovely dark eyes and there is much to commend about his total head. Correct bone and topline.
Cazarrah Tennyson for Deeriem
Beautifully broken well coated elegant Blen. Superb neck and topline and correct bone. Attractive masculine head. He is a very nice youngster and was Best Special Puppy Dog.
Johnasta Anton Du Beke
Blen with an outstanding head including gorgeous eyes and good ear placement. Generally good conformation but at times loses his topline slightly.
|Res||Rogerson’s||Rabymar Courageous Heart|
|VHC||Gardiner & Dansage’s||Edonhill Blaze Away|
|1||Levy & Sedgwick’s||
Compact rather heavily marked, but attractive, Tri with a classic head, correct neck and topline. Well balanced throughout. Lovely dark eyes, good pigment and decent bone for size.
Ruby with good rich colour and straight coat. Correct head with nice size eyes. Good rib cage. Best mover in the class and much to like about him.
Charwelton Tate JW
Elegant well broken Blen with spot and straight coat. Attractive well balanced head, correct neck and good topline. Well turned stifle.
|VHC||Hollweg & Yakovleva’s||Ch Rosebury Nickelback JW|
|Undergraduate||(26, 3)||Quite a number in this class were lacking good nose pigment.|
A promising compact gorgeous Black & Tan. Sound conformation and well balanced throughout. Correct tan and has a beautiful coat. Best mover in the class, Elegant. Superbly presented.
Eye catching Blen with much to commend. Ever so slightly longer cast than some but still an attractive shape. Correct well balanced head. Nicely turned stifles
Harana Johnny Cash
A soundly constructed quality Black & Tan toy spaniel. Nice head but stop possibly a trifle deep and nose pigment off colour slightly. Challenged first and second strongly but could not match their movement.
|Res||Banks’||Pamedna Cotton Sox at Choya|
|VHC||Hill & Webber’s||Montcolly Jonathon|
|Graduate||(22, 2)||The 3 described were all very well presented.|
Sadler’s Wells JW
An exceptionally well marked Tri with clear differentiation between markings. Beautiful head with dark eyes, then correct neck which flows into a level topline. Excellent coat and good bone. Well balanced throughout and moved soundly.
|2||Levy & Sedgwick’s||
Pascavale Alfie JW
Beautifully marked Blen of toy spaniel size. Attractive head with just about sufficient degree of masculinity. Excellent overall shape with lovely reach of neck and so well proportioned throughout.
Stanhome Lord of The Rings
Glamorous Blen with lovely coat and markings. Superb head with almost flat skull and other correct features providing the desired gentle expression.
|Res||Vella & Li’s||Avalcier Olivier of Cinderlace|
|VHC||Hallam’s||Tashmit Freeserve at Oldberne|
|Post Graduate||(16, 1)|
Avalcier Manhattan JW
Blen – good conformation, attractive shape and proportions – the parts all fit together so well. Lovely arched neck, good topline and correct moderate bone. Best mover in the class and won with a little in hand.
Lorphil Lyphard JW ShCM
Another attractive Blen – similar in some respects to the winner. Attractive head with well placed ears, heavily fringed. Eyes could be slightly darker. Kept a good topline throughout.
Tomnil Flashback to Cream
Richly coloured Blen with lozenge, clear markings and lovely coat. Nice size. Attractive well balanced head features including almost flat skull and large eyes. Much to like about him overall.
|Res||Pascoe’s||Spindlepoint Nelson of Jadechar ShCM|
|VHC||Surman’s||Allrena About Turn to Vallender|
|Mid Limit||(21, 2)||This class was closely contested, particularly between the first three.|
Compact Tri. Attractive well balanced head with tapered muzzle, dark eyes and gentle expression. Very good neck and topline. Used his hocks well and moved with drive.
Dortmund Take A Chance Harana
Nicely proportioned compact Black & Tan of good shape. Moved with drive. Attractive head with nice large eyes and gentle expression. Showed really well.
|3||Rix & Berry’s||
Ellisiana Crusader for Ricksbury
Attractive well broken Blen of good overall quality. So much to like about him, being a good well balanced shape. Not quite the driving movement of first and second.
|VHC||Levy & Sedgwick’s||Pascavale Jamie JW|
Kavacay Magic Dream at Deeriem
Typical stallion type masculine dog, but in no way overdone or exaggerated. Sound conformation and nicely proportioned. Excellent stifles and hocks and moved with drive. Correct head, neck and topline. Lovely straight coat to complete the picture.
Compact Black & Tan who showed his heart out and ran the winner very close. Attractive head with large eyes, long ears and was dripping with coat. Good conformation and moved well.
|3||Rix & Berry’s||
Ricksbury Royal Escape
A lovely typey Blen with attractive head and gentle expression. Good shape and kept a level topline. Much to like about him but I felt he did not quite match the movement and overall quality of those placed above him.
|Res||Biggs’||Kellorian Poetry In Motion ShCM|
|VHC||Coaker’s||Ttitian Puppeteer of Homerbrent JW ShCM|
As one would expect with the Open class at Crufts this was hotly competitive. Yet first and second eventually opened a little gap between themselves and the remainder. The competition between third and reserve was also very close with little between them. After the placements had been determined I started to make notes on the third placed dog but he was slightly distressed and vomited. Therefore I terminated my note taking but I can say he is quite an attractve Blen.
The winner and second battled hard. They are both first class specimens, so near to the Breed Standard and are a credit to the breed. They both have good conformation and are so well balanced. I thought that the movement of the winner was outstanding – moving with style and drive, covering the ground well, but also economically. He also gives his all in co-operating with his handler – he never stops showing.
The second put in a strong effort but the outstanding movement of Entertainer clinched him the CC and with Mrs Claydon’s agreement BOB. He then went into the group competition and again performed superbly to merit a well deserved Group 3 placing. When one considers the Toy Group contained almost 2800 dogs and there were 23 BOBs present for the group judge to select from, then to gain Group 3 was an outstanding achievement.
Ch Wandris Entertainer JW
CC. BOB and GROUP 3
|2||Baker & Park’s||
Ch Keyingham Branwell
|3||Barwell’s||Am/Can Ch Charlottetown Topman TAF|
|Res||Lymer & Scheidt’s||Lymrey Hi Command JW|
|VHC||Angell’s||Ch Charwelton Valentine|
|HC||Schilizzi’s||Fin Ch Chacombe Armani|
|C||Groos’||Am Ch Torlundy Does The Tango|
|Good Citizen||(10, 0)||Not a strong class. Eight of the ten dogs having completed in earlier classes, only one being placed.|
Stonepit Teddys Boy at Rucazan
4 year old Blen with a lovely head framed by long ears. Nice body and topline. The total dog provided a pleasing picture.
Phrenchy Endeavour to Scouriemore
A youngster of 16 months. Well broken Blen. Nice head with good eyes. Bit longer cast. Moved well.
Darozel De Montoya at Christobeth
Tri, almost 5 years old, in full coat. Attractive head with large dark eyes. Tan could be a little richer. Similar to the second in being slightly longer cast.
|Res||Dawson’s||Nottus Hooray Henry ShCM|
|VHC||Pascoe’s||Spindlepoint Nelson of Jadechar ShCM|
|Bitches||Mrs M Claydon|
It was a great honour and a pleasure to judge the bitches at Crufts and I found the quality extremely good which augurs well for the future. There were several exceptional classes and many beautiful bitches had to go cardless but there were after all just 5 places. I was thoroughly pleased with my final line up and chose 5 for further consideration all of whom I considered CC material.
I agreed with my co-judge Mr. Bruce Field that Ch. Wandris Entertainer be BOB and was delighted that he represented the breed so well and was placed 3rd in the group. We also agreed that the bitch Volney Chardonnay be best puppy.
|C.C.||Fox-Shone's||Ch Pamedna Touch of Fan-Tc JW|
|R.C.C.||Homes'||Ch Leogem Minuet JW|
|Best Puppy||Boardman's||Volney Chardonnay|
|Veteran||(24 Entries, 2 Absent)||A wonderful class of really top class veterans.|
Sharonaz Melody for Drumhaye
Have always loved this beautiful bitch, fabulous head which age has just made better and better, large dark expressive eyes, good nose pigment, well set ears which she used so well, lovely body shape in super coat and condition and well presented.
Droleus That’s M’ Libbii at Coedgwylum JW
Another super blenhiem, so close up to winner, lovley make and shape, in super coat and condition, nice head with flat skull and well placed ears, showed like the true champion she is, just preferred the head of winner.
Ch Salador Celtic Magic
Another one from the top drawer, tricolour of lovely shape and size, gorgeous feminine head with the true gentle expression large dark eyes, in good coat and condition, a really lovely type, showed really well.
|Res||Rennard’s||Ch Deranmar Verily Verily|
|VHC||Biggs’||Camahieu Marquise of Kellorian ShCM|
|Special Puppy||(18, 3)|
|1||Lymer & Scheidt’s||
Nicely marked blenheim with good coat colour, nice size, good topline, head still needs to fill out but time is on her side, nice eyes, well set ears, good front, nice neck and shoulders, and clinched this class and best puppy with her excellent movement.
Smaller blenheim, heavier marked, lovely coat colour, pretty head, good bone for size, good neck and shoulders, showed really well, just preferred the movement of winner, but a lovely puppy.
Very pretty blenheim of nice size and shape, lovely dark expressive eyes, moved nicely, just needs to mature
|VHC||Davies’||Larrcraig Celtic Star|
|Special Junior||(24, 3)||What a fabulous class.|
Beautifully marked blenheim of lovely compact shape and size, full head with the darkest of eyes and gentle expression, good pigment, in lovely coat and condition, looked so good in profile, I thought her a real beauty and she was one of my final 5.
Byermoor Queens Maid JW
So unlucky to meet the winner today, another lovely bitch with everything going for her, lovely colour, super head and expression, dark eyes, well set ears, nice neck and shoulders, good topline, well turned stifles, moved and showed so well.
Loved this little black and tan with her gorgeous head and lovely expression, rich tan markings, good bone for size, so outgoing and really enjoying herself, just failed in topline compared to above but showed her heart out.
|Res||Rix & Berry’s||Ricksbury Royal Empress|
|VHC||Williams’||Clentview Miss Dior Sancana|
Ch Pamedna Touch of Fan-Tc JW
Fabulous tricolour who stole my heart today, has the most perfect tricolour head which is so hard to find, large dark expressive eyes, gentle expression, rich tan markings, perfectly marked, lovely reach of neck, nice bone, did everything her handler asked of her and never stopped showing, well deserved CC. Just felt in the challenge for BOB the dog was more finished.
One of the most beautiful blenheim heads, large dark eyes, melting expression, good pigment, heavier marked but of good colour, nice shape and size, well boned, in good coat and well presented.
Merryoth Miss Daisy
Completed 3 lovely bitches, smaller blenheim with lovely head and dark eyes, well set ears, nice bone for size, showed really well.
|Res||Barnard’s||Toshini Louisa JW|
|VHC||Lovel’s||Maibee Roselyn at Lovetrac|
Litter sister to 3rd in Junior and much of the same comments apply, lovely type, good shape and size, super head and eye, with gentle expression, a super temperament and showed non stop.
Kinvaar Kinky Boots
Well broken tricolour who was close up to winner, lovely head and large dark eyes, rich tan markings, nice size and shape, level topline, good neck and shoulders, well bent stifles, showed well.
Tameline Attraction Cum Ispahan
Another lovely bitch, well marked blenheim with good head and eye, well put together, level topline, rich chestnut markings, showed well.
|VHC||Goodgame’s||Glynco Candy Girl|
Avalcier Liberty JW
Well marked blenheim with rich chestnut markings, lovely in profile, pretty head, and dark eyes, nice reach of neck and good shoulders, showed beautifully.
Alberica Focus On Red
Lovely ruby of nice make and shape, pretty headed, very feminine, gentle expression, nice size, with good bone, showed and moved well.
Black and tan of lovely size and compact shape, nice bone, lovely head and dark eyes, rich tan markings, moved well, excellent showgirl.
|Res||Salisbury’s||Clopsville Gin Fizz|
|VHC||Boardman’s||Volney Daisy Belle|
|Post Graduate||(27, 5)|
Tamyse Delecia JW
Very pretty typey blenheim who is ideally marked with deep chestnut markings, excellent head with large dark eyes and gentle expression, nice pigment, well set ears, compact with nice arch of neck, good topline, and lovely size.
Well marked blenheim with rich chestnut markings, just a touch larger than I would like but has so much else going for her, lovely feminine head, dark eyes, uses her ears really well, nice body shape, level topline, good turn of stifle, showed and moved well.
|3||Hill & Webber’s||
Pretty black and tan of lovely shape and size, lovely head with rich tan markings, coat in lovely order and really well presented, showed well.
|VHC||Bartlett’s||Korolevsky Zviozhdochka JW|
|Mid Limit||(26, 3)||Another lovely class|
Maibee Gentle Touch
Gorgeous blenheim so typical of this kennel, fabulous head with lovely eyes, and true gentle expression, so very feminine, rich chestnut markings, lovely topline with nice short hocks, never put a foot wrong and showed her heart out, moved really well around the ring, one of my final 5 but as I was splitting hairs I just felt she lacked coat underneath which would have completed the perfect picture.
Chantismere Cha Cha
Another lovely blenheim of beautiful type, heavier marked with a fabulous head and lovely eyes and gentle expression, lovely long ear featherings, good rich colour, nice compact shape and size, just not as positive in front as winner, well presented.
|3||Hill & Webber’s||
Flashy tricolour with the dreamiest of heads, so very beautiful, large dark expressive eyes, gentle expression, rich tan markings, long ear featherings completed the picture, nice shape and size, completed a trio of lovely bitches.
|Res||Pagan’s||Campanards Triple Rose at Sorata|
Forever Romance of Whitecroft
Have always liked this beautiful tricolour with her perfect markings, and beautiful feminine head, large dark expressive eyes, and rich tan markings, looks lovely in profile, moved and showed really well, put down to perfection, she was one of my final 5.
Rosscrea Yours Truly
Lovely marked blenheim of good size and shape, nice bone, good reach of neck and level topline, pretty head with well set ears which she used well, nicely put down and showed well.
Florindale Touch of Black for Kemble
Unfortunately had left the ring before I could take any notes.
|VHC||Scott’s||Toscam Monte Lucia|
|Open||(15, 4)||A really super class full of quality bitches|
Ch Leogem Minuet JW
Most gorgeous blenheim who I have admired from the ringside many times, looks lovely in profile, eveything just fits right, super head with gentle expression, well set ears and so very feminine, nice elegant neck and good shoulders, level topline, rich chestnut markings, moved and showed like the true champion she is. I was pleased to award her the Res CC and it was a really close decision.
Ch Kaishmar Cara Mia Mine
Another truly beautiful blenheim lady, presented to perfection, gorgeous head and and lovely dark eyes, very feminine and gentle expression, nice neck and shoulders, and level topline, moved and showed so well, a true champion.
Ir Ch Allegra Helene of Moorfields
Making up a trio of lovely bitches, lovely make and shape, good size, level topline, good bone, lovely headed with nice dark gentle eyes, soft expression, moved and showed really well, just lacked the coat of the first two.
|Res||Condo’ Pietro’s||Serengeticinquecento Dei Comte D’eau|
|VHC||Sansom’s||Byermoor Queens English|
|HC||Levy & Sedgwick’s||Ch Pascavale Krystle JW|
|Good Citizen||(5, 0)|
Oaklake Debbie Harry
Won this class with ease, well marked blenheim of compact shape and size, deep chestnut markings, good head and eyes, shown in lovely condition, moved and showed really well.
Littlemeads High Society
Well marked blenheim with nice head, dark eyes and gentle expression, lots of coat with long ear featherings, nose a little off colour today.
Cleyside Kaths Choice
Blenheim with deep chestnut markings, nice size and shape, good head and dark eyes, showed well.
|Res||Crook’s||Novalba Black Cherry to Lowtherace|
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