South Wales Kennel Association
Championship Show - 4th July 2008

 
Best of Breed - Cinderlace Cromwell
Best Opposite Sex - Tamyse Delecia JW
Best Puppy - Coedgwylum Hot Special

Dog Results Bitch Results
 
Dogs. Mrs E Berwick
I would like to thank South Wales for the invitation to judge their show. The last time I awarded CC’s was in 2000 so I was really looking forward to today. A lot of the dogs and owners were completely new to me, I felt that the quality in a some of the classes was high and in a number of them I was literally splitting hairs amongst the top three. There were some extremely promising dogs in the mid range classes which can’t be bad for the future of the breed. Presentation overall was excellent, but why people pay such high entry fees and then don’t even bother to bath their dogs is beyond me. Congratulation to the BOB winner Cinderlace Cromwell who was shortlisted in the toy group and the bitch puppy Coedgwylum Hot Special who went 4th Best Puppy in the Toy Group.
CC
Vella's Cinderlace Cromwell
RCC
Hughes' Loranka's Enchanting JW
Best Puppy
Boyd's Drumhaye Celebrity at Airlie
     
Minor Puppy (17 Entries, 4 Absent) Some of the puppies in this class were very mature and heavy headed. Having said that three extremely promising puppies headed the class.
1 Tarabad’s Clockpelters Crown Jules for Khatibi
Loved this ruby boy, exactly the size and maturity I would hope for in a minor puppy. Nice head, dark eyes, good pigment. Good neck and shoulders, level topline that he held well on the move. His coat was a lovely colour and in good condition. Happy disposition. One to watch for in the future. He reminded me of Ch Myhope Fever at this age.
2 Dunhill’s Fantasa Itz Charles
Blenheim boy. Well marked, pretty head and expression, dark eye good mouth. Moved steadily both ways. Very attentive to his handler.
3 Greenall’s Charlesworth Royal Showbiz
Res Koster’s Loranka's Spellbinding Harana
VHC Parker’s Jordanic Torrino
Puppy (11, 2)  
1 Boyd’s Drumhaye Celebrity at Airlie
Blenheim of 10 months. Loved his head, gentle expression, and lovely dark eyes. Good neck and shoulders, level topline. Well marked and his coat was in excellent condition, good spring of rib. Moved very well. Handled sympathetically by his owner. Best Puppy Dog
2 Nightingale’s Jongeo The Kings Ransom
Another nice blen, slightly longer cast than one but lots to offer. Heavier marked on body, he was a nice rich colour. Attractive head.
3 Tarabad’s Khatibi Juan For The Road
Res Skinner’s Rahmzi Augustus
VHC Parker’s Jordanic Karlin
Junior (8, 1)  
1 Vella’s Cinderlace Cromwell
I have never seen this dog before and he caught my eye as soon as he came in the class. Richly marked blen of 15 months. Ideal size. Such a soft expression, dark eyes, good mouth. Just right amount of cushioning. Loved his profile as he went around the ring, level topline held well on the move. Moved with plenty of drive. My eye was constantly pulled back to him in challenge. I was delighted to award him his first CC. On the referees decision he was BOB. Congratulations on being shortlisted in the group.
2 Hughes’ Loranka's Just Like Heaven
Slightly different type but another lovely blen. Not as heavily marked. In excellent condition. Very sound on the move. Well balanced throughout. Another extremely promising youngster. Two lovely dogs.
3 Stiles’ Rabymar Connoisseur at Nookshot
Res Hedger’s Arnie Adorable at Alrewic
VHC Sandlan’s Arenkote Codebreaker
Yearling (8, 1)  
1 Pack-Davison’s Deranmar Caerleon at Verileas
Blen boy with desired lozenge, another promising youngster with lots to like. Moved well around the ring. Nice head and shoulder placement. Not an ounce of fat on him. Showed well.
2 Morgan’s Sohanastar's Pure Fantasy
Ruby, Not quite the head for me but he had good pigment, dark eye. Nice body, moved well, level topline. Presented well.
3 Fry & Jackson’s Amantra Prince Of Thieves
Res Hedger’s Arnie Adorable at Alrewic
VHC Gardiner & Dansage’s Edonhill Oakey Doekee
Novice (12, 1)  
1 Rhodes’ Cinderlace Monte for Calonlan
I liked this blenheim’s size and shape. Pretty head with lozenge, dark eye, good pigment, good neck and shoulders, moved well around the ring. A promising youngster.
2 Koster’s Harana Could It Be Magic
Ruby, Dark eyes, good pigment, good muscle tone and condition on this boy. Moved very steadily with plenty of drive around the ring. Presented to perfection.
3 Cunningham’s Verheyen Tweed
Res Stiles’ Rabymar Connoisseur at Nookshot
VHC Tarabad’s Khatibi Juan For The Road
Graduate (12, 3) Three lovely boys headed this class
1 Hill & Webber’s Montcolly Bowie
Lovely ruby boy of 20 months. The most gorgeous dark eyes that you could look at all day. Good pigment, gentle soft expression. Level topline and good spring of rib. Moved well around the ring. Lovely colour and texture to his coat. Nicest wholecolour here today.
2 Biggs’ Kellorian Head Over Heels JW
Beautifully presented blen dog, lots to like. Nice head, gentle expression, dark eyes, good pigment. Moved very well. Pushed all the way by the 3rd.
3 Barnard’s Toshini Martino JW
Res Lymer & Scheidt’s Lymrey Hi Performance
VHC Roberts’ Komodo Domino
Post Graduate (10, 2)  
1 Wiggins’ Whyteplace Alonso
There is so much to like about this blen, he is such an honest little dog. Dark eyes, good pigment and mouth. Lovely outline on the move and standing, rich colour, beautifully presented. Good bone and size.
2 Hubbard’s Popolulu Dazzling Dempster JW ShCM
Another blen. Nice head, clear muzzle, well marked, showed and moved well. Coat in good condition.
3 Jones’ Tomnil Cream Of The Stars at Droleus JW ShCM
Res Hedger’s Khatibi Tiger Tim at Alrewic ShCM
VHC Harding’s Korraines Buckeye Boy
Limit (14, 4) Some lovely dogs in this class
1 Vella & Li’s Avalcier Olivier of Cinderlace
Glamorous lighter marked blen. Nice head, dark eyes, gentle expression. Lovely bone and condition. Moved very well. Stood four square, very attentive to his handler. Beautifully presented.
2 Tomlinson’s Sanickro Knight Of Honour
This tri grew on me as the class went on, he didn’t come storming into the ring but there is lots to like about him. Well marked, good rich tan, gentle expression, dark eyes. Moved very steadily. Liked his size and shape.
3 Hughes’ Loranka's Stardom
Res Boyd & Carter’s Kinvaar Addict
VHC Gardiner & Dansage’s Edonhill Fiddlesticks
Open (7, 1)  
1 Hughes’ Loranka's Enchanting JW
If somebody had told me before today that I would of given this dog the Res CC I wouldn’t of believed them, one who has never really caught my eye before. However after judging him I thought he was lovely. Beautifully marked. Soft gentle expression, huge eyes, graceful neck and shoulders. Moved steadily with plenty of drive. Presented to perfection. I was delighted to award him the Res CC, he is a well deserved champion.
2 Jones’ Ch Timsar Mister Moonlighter
I love so much about this dog. To me he has the most beautiful head. Dark eyes, clear muzzle lovely soft expression. Good neck and shoulders. Good spring of rib. Ideal size and shape. Rich colour. Moved with drive. Just a bit skittish today.
3 Schilizzi’s Fin Ch Chacombe Armani
Res Royce’s Leelyn Harvey at Rucazan
VHC Pinder’s Moonvale Song'N Dance

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Bitches Mrs Jo Norris
The invitation to judge with CCs is a coveted privilege, and the time from invitation to event gave plenty of time for consideration and reflection. I spent the previous 12 months deliberately, as far as possible, not watching the bitches to come to the ring with a “clean” eye. It was impossible not to know the names of all the dogs being shown with some success, or in the senior classes the dogs themselves, but it was important to me, as far as possible, to be unable to recognise the dogs and unaware of who was holding the lead. If in apparently refusing to make eye contact I caused offence, please accept my sincere apologies.
Pretty and glamorous are not my first consideration, for me that is always correct construction, it is the groundwork from which the flowing, effortless ground-covering movement stems, as does the elegance. A typical head and expression, coat and feathering round it all off to give the full aesthetic glamour which no single component can provide.
The Kennel Club are now requiring judges to "seriously penalise any features which we would consider detrimental to the soundness, health and well being of the dog", yet no fault can be considered a disqualifying fault. I would hope this critique is taken as constructive comment, an indication of where I hope improvement is, or will be "work in progress" in our guardianship of the breed for future generations.
Fronts - I am concerned at the lack of angulation of the upper arm, such that the elbows and front legs are no longer under the withers. It can impinge on so much, balance, movement, outline. It is curious that, whilst it is not our concern here, this problem is affecting many breeds across all groups – and gives pause for thought as to why?
Mouths – not having experienced problems for many years, I had thought this problem effectively eliminated. We have long known how a puppy’s mouth can change, and all other things being equal given them the benefit of the doubt. I sincerely hope we are not back at the point of having to accept this in older dogs in order to salvage our breeding programmes.
Eyes – some were not as large as I would like, and whilst not exactly light, definitely not as dark as desired. Light eyes I have always been led to believe is one of the hardest faults to breed out, it is worth making sure we do not proliferate it.
And finally, coats. The standard asks only for plenty of feathering – on the front and rear legs, tail, ears. Of course we want body coat, but I am not enchanted with ‘full length’ body coats, which remind me more of a Maltese or Afghan, and, by effectively masking the outline of the dog, detract.

Thank you all for the privilege of going over your dogs. It was a joy to turn round and see a class of dogs standing and showing to advantage. All my class winners pleased me, my one regret being that I did not on the day find any wholecolours who fit the bill to feature, which no doubt left folks thinking I only like Blenheims – not true. In the Challenge I did look down the line, and the quality and freshness of youth was very appealing, but I just did not feel they were ready for the top honours – it is not just about the winning on the day, they are then forced into the upper classes where they are not yet ready to hold their own. Their day will come.

My co-judge and I agreed to call upon the referee for Best of Breed, and he selected the dog, Cinderlace Cromwell. However, we did agree that Best Puppy should go to the bitch, and she represented the breed well, gaining Puppy Group 4. The dog puppy was delightful and I am quite certain he will have his day.
CC
Butler's Tamyse Delecia JW
RCC
Maclaine’s Ch Lochbuie Geordie
Best Puppy
Conneally’s Coedgwylum Hot Special
     
Minor Puppy (14 Entries, 2 Absent)  
1 Conneally’s Coedgwylum Hot Special
Best Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy and Puppy Group 4, Tri who showed to best advantage throughout. Markings sufficiently broken, with good tan. Feminine head with gentle expression, dark eye and good pigment. Pleasing, balanced outline, free moving. Lots of promise, which time will hopefully fulfil.
2 Long’s Arroline's Ulyses
Another Tri, not quite the freedom of movement of 1, female head, but not as feminine, nice outline, needs time to firm up and settle into hind angulation.
3 Rhodes’ Calonlan Nia
Res Fry & Jackson’s Amantra Birdsong
VHC Hughes’ Loranka's Sherrie Baby
Puppy (8, 3)  
1 Coole’s Jolainey Sugar Babe
Blen, feminine head, sweet expression, good pigment, stood out in this class as winner. Showed throughout, moved freely with confidence, wish she stood with her front more underneath her.
2 Long’s Ronmal Sweet Serenity at Arroline
Tri, more the shape I am looking for, but not quite the finish or effortless movement of 1.
3 Long’s Arroline's Ulyses
Res Vass’ Aranel Deezyned for Clauberry
VHC Martins’ Clemartill Christmas Star
Junior (14, 2)  
1 Ireland’s Charnell Frolic
Exuberant Blen. Good neck, outline and balance, head and expression greatly enhanced when she uses her ears! Good bone, moved out and showed well. Quality coat coming, just felt body and finish still need a bit to catch up to maturity of head.
2 Taylor’s Rosscrea Graceland
Blen, lovely head and expression, good pigment, but not the neck of 1, stood over more ground than I like, she makes the most of herself in glamour, showmanship and moving. Pushed hard by third, who is just looking at an “in-between” stage.
3 Robertson’s Barenton Masquerade JW
Res Watts’ Brymarden Moondance to Jamesbonny
VHC Pascoe’s Jadechar English Rose
Yearling (4, 0)  
1 Greenall’s Charlesworth Royal Capri
Stood out for me in this class for outline and free movement, lovely neck and shoulders, good angulation. At first sight the head did not appeal, but it is so “old fashioned” it was this which gave me pause for thought. Historically such heads took a long time to develop and fill, if it follows the pattern then this could be ‘classic’.
2 Lewis’ Daraste Amazing Grace
Nice outline although not quite the elegant fluidity of line as 1, very pretty head but insisted on keeping her eyes half closed. What a shame she seemed not to want to play the game today, she could have pushed 1 much harder.
3 Pipkin’s Harana Fonteyn for Ryanmil
Res Webster’s Spindlepoint Grace Kelly for Tigridias
Novice (8, 2)  
1 Maclaine’s Pennygown Am I Bovvered
Blenheim, good in outline, just a touch longer than I would prefer, right for coat, colour, pigment, pretty head, but too busy being happy to co-operate with her handler! In the end did just enough, but it was particularly her effortless, elegant ground-covering movement which won the day.
2 Bayliss’ Castlewytch In Dreams
Another Blenheim with good outline and shape, did all that was asked of her, and showed throughout. Moved steadily and well enough, would have liked a little more animation.
3 Ward’s Charalier Fancy Dress
Res Hughes’ Loranka's Star So Bright
VHC Long’s Ronmal Sweet Serenity at Arroline
Graduate (9, 1)  
1 Rennard’s Deranmar Francesca JW
So feminine, shapely, balanced outline, lovely pigmentation, good head and eyes, maturity yet to come. A joy to watch going round on a loose lead, showing her natural freedom of movement.
2 Hogan’s Ricksbury Royal Promise For Stavonga JW
Another lovely Blenheim, built on less petite lines. Feminine head, good eyes and expression, just lost out a little in balancing the available reach in front and the superb drive from well angulated hindquarters. Liked her a lot.
3 Lewis’ Daraste Bethany
Res Elkin’s Triodan Tempting Tara
VHC Attwood’s Clentview Paris JW
Post Graduate (13, 3)  
1 Conneally’s Coedgwylum Hot Flame
Heavier marked Blenheim, who showed her heart out. Face marked, but does not detract from head or expression. A little longer than I would prefer, but everything else balances in her outline, moved out freely and happily.
2 Lymer & Scheidt’s Volney Chardonnay
Larger built all through, hope she has reached full maturity. Slightly stronger in head than I prefer for a bitch, and not quite as free on the move. However, an honest bitch with much to like.
3 Williams’ Clentview Miss Dior Sancana JW ShCM
Res Bayliss’ Castlewytch Serendipity
VHC Davies’ Larrcraig Celtic Star
Limit (11, 3)  
1 Bubb’s Wandris Matinee
Pleasing outline, balanced, dark eye, good pigment. Well coated and put down, made the most of herself, free moving. Just short of the fluidity of lines I like.
2 Parker’s Clentview Chanel at Jordanic
Much to commend this little bitch, more refined, slightly softer lines, just preferred line of neck into shoulder and firmer topline of winner.
3 Taylor’s Rosscrea Summertime
Res Martins’ Rhybank Billie Jo
VHC Dunhill’s Fantasa Itz Betty
Open (10, 2)  
1 Butler’s Tamyse Delecia JW
Headed 5 lovely bitches. This feminine little bitch is very quiet and unassuming, and does everything asked of her. A lovely balanced outline, pretty head, sweet expression, just enough neck, good body and hindquarters. Moved out steadily and true, enough correct silky, glossy coat to complete the picture. She was elegant, with flowing lines. She was not flashy, and she did not have “attitude” to command attention, but that did not make her less deserving. She so closely matched my interpretation of the standard, I was happy, as the Kennel Club ask, to make her Best Bitch and had no hesitation in considering her worthy of the title of Champion and awarding her the CC.
2 Maclaine’s Ch Lochbuie Geordie
A bitch I admired (even coveted) in 2006. She did not disappoint, apart from lack of attention to the task in hand, she gave just enough for this placing, but not to push winner harder. Met so much of what I was looking for, moved out covering the ground effortlessly and much as I also liked 3rd, just preferred the line over the quarters of 2. RCC.
3 Fox-Shone’s Ch Pamedna Touch Of Fan-TC JW
Res Cunningham’s Clockpelters Trudie
VHC Hogan’s Stavonga Serena
 

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