The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Open Show – 16th August 2014
Best In Show – Loranka’s Heavenly Moment
Reserve Best In Show – Byermoor Masquerade
Best Puppy – Chantismere Cooper
Best Veteran – Ch Brymarden Montana JW

Dog Results Bitch Results
Dogs Mr Matthew Morse (Matmor – Australia)
Thank you for the opportunity to judge your show. To judge Cavaliers in the UK for any ‘colonial’ is an honour, but to do so for THE Cavalier Club was indeed a thrill. Thank you for an amazing entry, not only the sheer number, but for the quality. Invariably I was spoilt for choice.
The whole atmosphere and setup at Top Barn is truly unique. People were obviously enjoying the English summertime, the marquee and caravans complete with banners and flags looked magnificent and the sportsmanship was wonderful. I hope this tradition continues as I really want to come back again and think a visit should be on the ‘must do list’ for Cavalier devotees.
We deliberately didn’t attend any shows in the UK before this appointment. The dogs were new to me and that’s when I enjoy judging the most. One could not help but be impressed with the overall quality and quintessential type of the dogs. The eyes, heads, coats, size, bone and substance were just what I was looking for. As is the case in my part of the world, upright front assemblies were a little too common resulting in a short stepping and stilted gait, as were steep croups which produce low set tails and in turn spoil the overall shape and the inability to drive from behind. A worrying look creeping in was long backs with short necks. Of course phrases from the standard shouldn’t be used out of context but, "graceful ... sporting ... elegant in action," just don’t go with stuffy necks and long bodies.
Thank you to a very efficient and hardworking committee, show manger and stewards. Thank you for your hospitality, your company after the show and the privilege to judge your dogs. I enjoyed the experience so much.
Best Dog Hughes’ Loranka’s Heavenly Moment
Reserve Best Dog Knight’s Carolus Don Ricco JW ShCM
Best Puppy Dog Hegarty’s Chantismere Cooper
     
Minor Puppy (6 Entries, 1 Absent)  
1st Hughes’ Loranka’s Edge Of Heaven
A very collected blenheim young dog with a balanced and correct outline. Good head, correct length of muzzle, broad skull and dark lustrous eye. High set ears that he uses to frame the face. Good length of leg under him and well ribbed back. Well angulated front assembly created graceful neck. Short in loin and well turned stifles. The most composed and co-ordinated on the move in this class.
2nd Godwin’s Cavaliegh Ice Man
Another beautiful blenheim who pushed very hard in this class. Sweet head with good broad skull. Shorter in muzzle than 1 but most appealing. Lovely pigment and soulful eyes. Melting expression. Slightly longer cast than above but well angulated fore and aft. Tail well set on. Moved with style.
3rd Bubb’s Wandris Gentle Reminder
Res Lewis’ Leelyn Red Fizz
VHC Crane’s Cranvarl Just William
Puppy (6, 1)  
1st Hegarty’s Chantismere Cooper
Now this is an enchanting puppy and everything about him personifies the phrase, ‘toy spaniel’. Wonderful size, classic outline and full of joie de vivre. His head is really captivating and ever so soft. Good breadth of skull and finish to the muzzle. Large well spaced eyes and the blackest of pigment. I couldn’t stop looking at him. He is such a neat package, good height to length ratio and short through the loin. Good lay of shoulder. To be hyper critical, I would improve his croup and tail-set but this tends to be overlooked because he is such a quality and exciting prospect. He was in excellent coat and bloom. He is full of himself, gave his handler a workout today, but that is okay as the first word in the standard is ‘active’. Best Puppy Dog and BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
2nd Rhodes’ Calonlan Corona
A shade larger than 1. Well broken Blenheim who was balanced and well made. Good angulation fore and aft and correct tail off the back. Plenty of attitude from this exhibit. Classic head properties with dark eye and pigment. Presented in pristine condition, sympathetically handled and moved demonstrating reach and drive.
3rd Hobbs’ Beaconsfylde Oscar Nuther
Res Mancey’s Estrid Oswald
VHC Pittam’s Suetamcavs The Wild West
Junior (11, 3)  
1st Wightman’s Ellemich Kenzo at Kailyflee
Such a handsome blenheim dog. Super depth of colour, silky texture, wealth of coat and to top it off, well marked too. Full but delightful head. Broad skull and high set ears that he used to advantage. Plush muzzle, dense pigment and beautiful eyes. Moderately angled but balanced fore and aft. Great bone and compact feet. Just moving a little close behind today. Still a quality exhibit, well handled, in glorious bloom and just gleamed in the sunshine.
2nd Whitfield’s Bevelmount Red Beaujolais
Delightful ruby, lovely size. A quality exhibit. Quite immature throughout but all the hallmarks and potential to blossom into a first class exhibit. Charming expression with dark lustrous eyes, very soft and gentle often missing in this colour. Muzzle still to fill and develop, but once it does, he will be truly beautiful. Neat package as he is well angulated fore and aft. Elegant on the move with good head carriage and reach and drive. Tail well set on and carried never much above the level of the back. In good coat. Came back later in the day to win the class which his handler informed me was his JW – many congratulations!
3rd Pagan’s Nikanncie Golden Touch at Sorata
Res Finney’s Jordanic Matchmaker at Sylklands
VHC Wilkinson’s Narayden The Bruse in Poppywood
Novice (7, 0)  
1st Gamble’s Lisgarth Stereophonic
Black and tan dog who for most of the class seemed intent on throwing away his chances, alas at the last minute he redeemed himself to clinch the win. Masculine and strong head but handsome and regal. Reachy elegant crested neck flowing into well laid shoulders. Great column of bone. Good ribs. A little steep in croup. Coat of excellent quality with beautiful rich bright tan markings in all the right places. When on form moved with style.
2nd Smith’s Beaudale Georgie Porgy
Another black and tan but quite a different style. Pretty head and expression with dark eyes. Just wished he had used his ears a little more and had richer tan. Slightly long cast. Good tail off his back and co-ordinated on the move. Still quite immature in body and I’m sure his best is to come. Had he been a little firmer in topline the class would have been his. Well presented and in good coat.
3rd Waller’s Daraste Bronson avec Jinjan
Res Rayner’s Trirayne Chutney
VHC Mynott’s Honeybet Magical Dreamer
Veteran (4, 0) Two exquisite grand old boys!
1st Claydon’s Ch Brymarden Montana JW
Always my favourite class to judge! What a treat and honour for me that his breeders brought this Champion blenheim along. At 10½ he is still such a powerhouse and a tenacious showman. His head is masculine but simply glorious and his eyes limpid and expressive. Fantastic bone, well knit and compact, he powered around the ring. Great ribs and short strong loin. Despite his age, he has lost none of his enthusiasm and verve for the ring. He is sporting and sound, has wonderful side gait and good tail carriage. Driving propulsion from behind. In the final few for best dog.
2nd Mynott’s Honeybet My Way
What a colour! A wonderful ruby dog that was just a delight to judge today. Beautiful dark soulful eyes, masculine but soft and solicitous in expression. Good breadth to the skull. Well boned and ribbed. Front assembly set well under the withers and good turn of stifle and neat hocks. Sure footed on the go round and sound. He possessed a wealth of silky coat that sparkled like fire in the sunlight. He is rather distinguished. In wonderful coat and condition – I loved him!
3rd Lewis’ Leelyn Bumble for Carleeto ShCM
Res Newell’s Corbieanne Misty Storm ShCM
Special Post Graduate Tricolour or Blenheim (12, 1)  
1st Hughes’ Loranka’s Heavenly Moment
Stunning tricolour dog oozing with style, class and panache where my notes say, "elegance galore". Beautiful skull and finish to the muzzle, darkest of eyes and clear bright tan points ensure a lovely expressive headpiece. Great size and just what I was looking for in terms of construction. Graceful crested neck flowing cleanly into well laid shoulders. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Strong loin and one of the best croup and tail sets of the day. I loved watching this exhibit move; proud head carriage, light on his feet, exact foot-fall, wonderful reach and drive and a tail that really was an extension of the topline. Beautiful silky coat in full bloom and we were treated to a ‘master class’ in presentation from his talented breeder. I look forward to reading of future success in the ring. A real treat to judge him. Best Dog and BEST IN SHOW!
2nd Claydon’s Brymarden Carolina Sunrise JW
A more masculine and substantial exhibit but a wonderful blenheim brimming with quality and type. Obviously coming into his own, he was in good coat with a wealth of silky furnishings. Masculine headpiece but still gentle and soft. Wonderful dense pigment and large well spaced eyes. High set full ears that framed the face so well. Good quality of bone and excellent compact feet. Great spring of rib and adequate angulation. Good strength to first and second thigh. Moved with purpose and power.
3rd Godwin’s Cavaliegh Fletcher
Res Phillips’ Tillymist Heez Harry Beau
VHC Hawes’ Kersmere Minstrel
Special Post Graduate Black/Tan or Ruby (9, 1)  
1st Lewis’ Leelyn Michael Buble for Carleeto
Regal black and tan dripping in coat and in magnificent condition. Handsome head with broad skull, beautiful large well-spaced eyes and tapered plush muzzle. Soft and very appealing. Good bone and feet. A shade longer cast than ideal, he held his topline on the move where we he floated effortlessly around the ring using his powerful hindquarters to advantage. His presentation was a credit to his owner.
2nd Smith’s Beaudale Little Ted
Gorgeous ruby of ideal size. Appealing head. Glorious dark eyes and dense pigment often rather difficult to get right in rubies. He is, however, just a little pretty for me and slightly lacking in muzzle. Wonderful coat and deep red rich colour. He is still to develop more spring of rib and fill through the front. Good shape and the right amount of bone for his size. Easy mover and willing showman. Another year to grow up and things could be very different.
3rd Wilkinson’s Narayden The Bruse in Poppywood
Res Finney’s Anberan Perfectly Pumpkin
VHC Wileman & Bolt’s Narayden Dark Shadow at Narvidar
Limit (4, 0)  
1st Whitfield’s Bevelmount Red Beaujolais
See second in Junior Dog.
2nd Hegarty & Engel’s Chantismere On The Button
I really like this two year old captivating blenheim. All the makings of a good one here, but still rather immature. Pretty head with beautiful eyes and great pigmentation. Good finish to the skull. I liked the shape, size and outline of this boy. Still to fill in front and develop more spring of rib, but this is surely just a matter of time. Heavily marked but his coat is long, silky and flat. A little reckless with his tail. Moved with style and confidence. Another exuberant exhibit; he is merry and demonstrative. Will watch with interest as he is on the brink of turning into a lovely little man.
3rd Richens’ Emarik Mayhem
Res Greenhalgh’s Verheyen Apache at Lacervali
Open (4, 0)  
1st Knight’s Carolus Don Ricco JW ShCM
Excellent blenheim dog of super shape and outline. Although he is a tad shorter in muzzle than some, his head is handsome. Broad across the skull, muzzle well cushioned complemented by dark round glorious eyes. Everything feels so right when you go over him on the table. A crested reachy neck flows into a well laid shoulder set well under the wither. Well filled forechest. Good ribs and short strong loin. Well turned stifle and excellent croup and tail set. Another exhibit that really impressed on the move and because he is well angulated and balanced can cover the ground effortlessly, is light on this feet whilst maintaining his outline. Heavily marked but coat silky, flat and excellent depth of colour. The more I saw this exhibit the more I liked him. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Hughes’ Loranka’s Moonshine JW
More substantial blenheim dog built on athletic lines. Correct headpiece with large expressive eyes. Slightly longer than 1 but well angulated fore and aft and used his quarters to advantage on the move. Good bone. Beautifully broken up and immaculately presented. Good croup and tail carried level with the back. Another quality exhibit.
3rd Mangham’s Garlouchi Magic of Charnvale JW
Res Deans’ Clockpelters The Fusilier

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Bitches Mr Matthew Morse (Matmor – Australia)
Best Bitch Sansom’s Byermoore Masquerade
Reserve Best Bitch Maclaine’s Lochbuie Reddy For Anything
Best Puppy Bitch Rennard’s Deranmar Jocelyn
     
Minor Puppy (15 Entries 2 Absent)  
1st Rennard’s Deranmar Jocelyn
An exceptional young blenheim took first place today. She is such a neat package full of quality and ever so pretty. The most glorious expression for a puppy. Eyes that you could get a little lost in. Lovely head properties with breadth between well set ears that framed the face. Dense pigment and good finish to the muzzle. She has a well angulated front assembly, good ribs for one so young and well let down behind. Neat hocks. Well marked and in great condition. I loved this little bitch and once she learns to love the ring, I’m sure the rest of the world will love her too. Fingers crossed for an illustrious career! Her owner is lucky that I didn’t just steal her away. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd Godwin’s Cavaliegh Honesty
Another exhibit today that I have fond memories of, just rather unlucky to meet 1. Heavier marked blenheim but although not as full in head as above, she still has a really pretty expression. Soulful eyes. Narrow blaze. Built on elegant lines and classic outline. Good croup and tail. Balanced fore and aft allowing her to maintain her neat shape on the move.
3rd Hughes’ Loranka’s Must Be An Angel
Res Ireland’s Charnell Atlanta
VHC Cornelius’ Corsham’s Funny Girl
Puppy (14, 5)  
1st Surman’s Pennygown Madly Deeply
This gorgeous blenheim lady impressed me the more I saw her. I couldn’t resist her feminine pretty face. Beautiful top skull, the most glorious captivating eyes and such great finish to the muzzle. Dense pigment completed the picture. Full high-set ears that framed the face. Nothing excessive about her but first class construction: well-laid shoulder, well ribbed back and good turn of stifle. She is light on her feet, held her topline on both the stack and move. Loved the carriage and deportment of this bitch. Co-ordinated foot fall exhibiting reach and drive. To add to the appeal, she is beautifully marked and in good coat for her age. She is just so elegant and one I hope can hit the high notes.
2nd Inglis, Vorderstrasse & Kirschbaum’s Bonitos Companeros Moulin Rouge at Craigowl
Second place was certainly no shame today as this was a hotly contended class and to say I really admired this beautiful bitch is an understatement. Just beautiful; neatly made and brimming with class and style. Her head is quite exquisite and I liked the skull to muzzle ratio. Gorgeous eyes surrounded by pigmented halos and ears that were luxurious and full completed the picture complete. Her neck is reachy giving stylish carriage. Good return of upper arm. Just a little slack in topline today and this may have just lost her the class; no doubt a stage in development which will tighten up with exercise. Heavier marked but coat of an ideal texture. Wonderful bloom and condition. No doubt another one destined for a glittering career.
3rd Maclaine’s Pennygown Rumpy Pumpy
Res Hegarty’s Chantismere Candy Crush
VHC Waddington’s Ricksbury Rosepark of Spindlepoint
Junior (15, 5)  
1st Sansom’s Byermoore Masquerade
This petite blenheim bitch is just mouth-watering. She is a class act! Just the most delightful head, all so balanced where everything fits together harmoniously to create an expression that is truly intoxicating and the very reason we love the breed. Gorgeous eyes like liquid pools surrounded by dense pigment. Lovely finish to the muzzle. Just the right amount of bone for her size. Well angulated front. Enough leg under her, good depth of chest and strength through the loin. The tail is well set on too and never carried too high. Moved with purpose. Her coat is in great condition and of an ideal texture. One that we would all like the privilege to own. After her class wins, her owner informed she also gained her JW this weekend. Certainly deserving and one destined for big things. Thank you for bringing her!
2nd Bubb’s Wandris Songbird
Blenheim of quite a different type to 1. Quite an endearing little tomboy, she shows so well and obviously adores her handler. Lovely eyes on this exhibit. I think a better front assembly would give more reach of neck and provide some extra elegance to her overall outline. Well rounded ribcage. Hock joint well let down and close to the ground. Moved with purpose, sure-footed. Lashing tail demonstrating her fearless disposition. Coat well broken up, rich in colour and ample silky furnishings.
3rd Parsons’ Emberlace Ilythia
Res King-Smith’s Ispahan Blue Bunting
VHC Hughes’ Loranka’s Could It Be Magic
Novice (22, 9)  
1st Sansom’s Byermoore Masquerade
See Junior bitch.
2nd Maclaine’s Lochbuie Reddy For Anything
If only! If only she was a little more mature and wore a few more clothes things could have been different today. I loved this effervescent little ruby that was on the tiptoe of expectation. Whilst she is still to come into her own and grow some coat, there are so many things to admire about this bitch as she has the qualities that so many need. The correct amount of leg under her, super angulation front and rear. Wonderful tail set and carriage, impeccable movement and footfall with great extension on the move. Her head is just so pretty and appealing. When she came back into the ring for reserve her ground-covering movement clinched the deal for Reserve Best Bitch. I hope she fulfills her promise. Good luck with her. Would take her in a heartbeat.
3rd Smith’s Beaudale Bo Peep
Res Gamble’s Lisgarth Catatonia
VHC Attwood’s Angel’s Pride Znow White
Veteran (5, 0)  
1st Hughes’ Ch Loranka’s Star Surprise
Another bonus for me today was to see this grand old lady return to the ring. Her qualities are undeniable and her type obvious for all to be appreciated. Just the most lovely head, so pretty but unexaggerated. Beautiful eye and expression all framed by full luxurious ears. Lovely neck and front well set under her. She has plenty of body under that wealth of coat and strong quarters behind. Moved around the ring easily and stately because her construction demands she can. Dripping in coat and even in her senior years was one of the glamour girls today. Thanks for the opportunity to see her today, a real treat.
2nd Gill’s Florindale Wood Opal
At 12½ this lady has lost none of her joy of life, clearly loves to show and I was delighted she came out on this occasion. Still so sound and with plenty of muscle tone and condition, she sailed around the ring. Loads of neck, well angulated front and rear. Her topline for an oldie is pretty jolly good! Clearly, she loves her handler and it’s obvious that the feeling is mutual.
3rd Lewis’ Carleeto Dixie Belle ShCM
Res Flower’s Anberan Tazoberry
VHC Bartlett’s Korolevsky Natalya
Special Post Graduate Tricolour or Blenheim (16, 6)  
1st Inglis, Vorderstrasse & Kirschbaum’s Bonitos Companeros Crystal
Fantastic blenheim bitch with plenty of drama about her. Willing showgirl who has instant appeal as she really is the total package. She was a frontrunner today making it down to the final few. Whilst her head is expressive, well pigmented and topped off with the limpid eyes we all strive for, it is a little strong for my preference. Her qualities in all other areas cannot be denied. Her shape is wonderfully correct, her neck gracefully arched flowing into well-laid shoulders and her coupling is short and strong. Good angles behind. Great set on of tail that she used to advantage on the move and wagging enthusiastically on the stack. To add to the appeal, her coat is rich chestnut in colour, well broken and presented in pristine condition.
2nd King-Smith’s Ispahan Seabreeze
Another gorgeous blenheim. A really classic head, so gentle and soft. Headpiece was just so correct with enough width across the skull, the most lovely eyes and great finish to a beautifully tapered muzzle. A little more reach of neck would complete the picture. Great well-sprung ribs on this bitch. She is compact, well ribbed back and short coupled. She is of an ideal size. Her coat is well broken up and she was in great condition. Another really lovely exhibit.
3rd Sutcliffe’s Aristor Fern
Res Mancey’s Estrid Cleopatra
VHC Godwin’s Cavaliegh Desire
Special Post Graduate Black/Tan or Ruby (12, 4)  
1st Barrett’s Sorata Miss Emily Salsara
What a dinky delightful black and tan. Shown in tip-top condition she really is very pretty. Although too short in muzzle and a little rounded over the skull, she has lovely eyes, so dark and appealing and plenty of cushioning to give a soft expression. Lovely tan points, rich and intense in colour. Well boned with compact cushioned feet. Would prefer a touch more leg under her to give ideal balance. Dressed in a wealth of raven black coat. A lovely size too.
2nd Lewis’ Carleeto Belle Noire
Good honest black and tan bitch, not flamboyant but handy shape. More substantial than some others in this class but sound and able to cover the ground with her easy and measured stride. Her head is a little dry for me and whilst the proportions are good, needs more work and cushioning. She has a dark expressive eye. Good neck into shoulders, well sprung ribs and angulated behind. Not in the best clothes today.
3rd Cole’s Christobeth Golden Love
Res Pipkin’s Ryanmil Queen Of The Night
VHC Allitt’s Russmic So Delicious by Tillashby
Limit (11, 5)  
1st Whitfield’s Bevelmount Red Ribbons
Stamped with quality, this ruby bitch is brimming with type and ticks all the boxes for a cavalier in any colour. She has a really classic head that is not overdone or exaggerated in any way. Lovely breadth of skull, stop not too deep, lustrous eyes and good finish to the muzzle. She is well boned and has excellent angulation for and aft. I loved her well sprung ribs and the good width across the rump of this bitch. Excellent set on of tail and carried well. Whilst she had a wealth of coat, it was perhaps not turned out like some of the others today. I really did like this bitch immensely and she was down to the final few, in fact it was only her topline on the move on the final ‘go round’ that let her down. One I would be proud to have bred.
2nd Butler’s Tamyse Theodora
This little bitch scores highly in so many respects and cannot be faulted for breed type. As sometimes is the case with bitches, she was not on song today; she lacked enthusiasm and her topline was a little soft at times. In saying this, she has a gentle open face with big expressive eyes. Compact and well ribbed she also has corrects angles front and rear. Not giving her all on the move but demonstrated she is well made.
3rd Cornelius’ Charnell Line Dancer
Res Forrester’s Salbrie Lela Rose
VHC Crane’s Cranvarl Morning Glory
Open (10, 5)  
1st Parson’s Miletree Rebeka Emberlace
Quality blenheim bitch compact and well knit and makes a tidy picture. Shown in beautiful condition, she gleamed today. Although she lacks a touch of elegance, there is much to like about her. Well cushioned head and muzzle, dark expressive eyes. Well sprung ribs and well filled through the forechest. Well let down behind with short strong hocks. Moved with power and purpose. Fit and well muscled. Attentive to her handler and her well marked coat was of a silky texture.
2nd Flower’s Anberan Lady Gaga
Shapely ruby, compact and well put together. Very close up to the first place winner and whilst her head is really beautiful and appealing, it was her slight lack of fill to the muzzle that made the difference today. Lovely expressive eyes. Nice to go over on the table as she has excellent quality of bone, quite good angles fore and aft and plenty of rib. Tail well set on. Moved with economy of action and was attentive to her handler. Another lovely exhibit.
3rd Maclaine’s Pennygown Miss Jones
Res Pipkin’s Ryanmil Magic Flute
VHC Hughes’ Verheyen Toast Evydal

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