CRUFTS Sunday 13th March 2016
Judge: MRS C RAMSAY
BOB: Mr H & Mrs H Quigg Ir Ch Irisblu Jack Of Diamonds
DCC: Mr H & Mrs H Quigg Ir Ch Irisblu Jack Of Diamonds
R.DCC: Miss C Clarke-O’Neill Ir Jr Ch Lemracdream Field Of Dreams
BCC: Mr J M, Mrs P & Miss S Cedron, Amaro & Dominguez Esp Ch Awen De Liott [ATC AS01354ESP]
R.BCC: Messrs E W, P A & J O’brien & Poulova Edbrios Exotica
BP: C & C W Forrest & Scott Lacarnaveen the One and Only
Many thanks to exhibitors for their entries. It’s a huge honour to judge at any show, but particularly so at Crufts. Thanks also to the Crufts committee for the invitation.
I had many quality animals to assess, & without doubt, some of the placings could easily change on another day.
All exhibits demonstrated good temperament, most had dark gums & dark roof of mouth, bites were mostly correct with a couple of exceptions.
A little variation in coats, with some coloured, but with incorrect texture.
I was delighted that my BOB winner went on to represent our breed so well by winning G3 under a very highly respected terrier man!
1st C & C W Forrest & Scott Lacarnaveen the One and Only, delightful pup with long, clean head & lovely neat ears. Dark eyes. Good neckline & depth of brisket, with good tail set & correct soft & silky coat for age. Moved true coming & going.
1st Miss C Clarke-O’Neill Ir. Jr. Ch. Lemracdream Raphael, very promising young male, good head & ear carriage, dark eye, lovely neckline & shoulders, level top line & compact body with good depth of brisket. Tail on top with well-developed quarters. Beautifully balanced dog, showed & moved extremely well. Lovely coat texture, correct colour for age.
1st Mr J, Mrs S, Mr P & Ms J Corbin, O’brien & Poulov Edbrios Silverado, well presented male from this very consistent kennel. Lovely balance with a great tail set & back end, good bend of stifle. Good coat & colour, good neck line & shoulders. Decent head, used ears well. Moved with purpose.
2nd Miss F Cassin Balboa Saladin Jr Ww ’15, Jr Euw’15 [ATC AS02148ITA]. Beautiful coat & colour. Short coupled, compact dog with good back end & tail set. Good depth of brisket. Moved OK;
3rd Miss P & Mr J Seddon & Butler Lemracdream Donatello. Good outline, long head with good expression. Good reachy neck line & good shoulders. Good tail set & carriage. Moves well. Lovely coat texture, correct colour for age. Well handled.
Res Mr R & Miss C Rose & Tracey Arkama Gung-Ho
1st Miss C Clarke-O’Neill Ir Jr Ch Lemracdream Field Of Dreams. Lovely young male. Very steady on the move & in stance. Well-developed backend & very good tail set. Long head, strong jaw, dark eyes. Lovely outline. Good reach of neck, well bodied. Lovely coat texture with plenty of colour breaking. Pressed winner. RCC;
2nd Messrs D & I Anderson & Watt Edbrios Explorer At Nisyros. Strong male with good neckline & shoulders. Good head & expression with correct ears. Good back end & correct tail set, although tail carriage could be better. Slightly longer coupled but with an attractive overall outline. Moved true coming & going but needs more purpose when on the move.
3rd T Sonnenschein Loughborough Suite Leroy [ATC AR01470DEU]. Compact dog with good back end. Good head & expression, decent shoulders & neck line. Short back & decent tail set. Beautiful coat texture with colour breaking well throughout. Moved true coming & going but needs to step out more, he was turning to look for his owner which spoiled his outline on the move.
OD (5:2a) Three excellent males in this class, all with great quality. I was really impressed by all three winners who are all capable of winning at the highest level.
1st Mr H & Mrs H Quigg Ir Ch Irisblu Jack Of Diamonds. Upstanding male with great ring presence. He has a super outline & with hands on, does not disappoint. His dark blue coat is beautifully soft & silky with correct texture. His compact body is muscular & strong. He has a strong head with good ear carriage. Lovely neckline & correct shoulders, short back, well developed quarters with good stifle & strong tail set & carriage. Covers the ground with purpose & holds a pleasing outline on the move. Very well presented, it was a pleasure to award him CC & BOB;
2nd Mrs G Llorens Rodriguez Sp Ch Edbrios Valentino [ATC AR02145IRE]. This is another very pleasing dog, beautifully presented, good coat & colour with correct pigmentation, good backend & tail set. Decent head with good ears used all the time. Long reachy neck & good shoulders. Sound mover, slightly longer in loin than 1, but nevertheless a super representative of the breed;
3rd T Sonnenschein Rus Ch Loughborough Suite Luthar For Nash Avgust [ATC AS01445DEU]. I really liked this dog. He has a lovely head & expression, well bodied, gorgeous coat texture. Good neck line & shoulders into good depth of brisket. Tail set is good, & he is sound coming & going. Presented very well. .
1 1st Miss C C & Miss C G Calloch & Godard Fr/Be/Lux/Swiss/Mon/Int Ch Balboa Extravaganza [ATC AK00241ITA]. Compact bitch with neat head & ears. Coat is of good colour. She has a decent neck & good top line. Good tail set. Moved well coming & going.
1st Mr P & Mrs R Ensell Nemiah Shades Of Grey. Very attractive young bitch, just out of puppy class. She has a lovely outline, good head with dark eye & wicked expression, neat ears, compact body, great neck line good depth of brisket for age. Good back end & stifle, short hocks. Tail on top. Moves well when she settles. Lovely coat texture, a real contender for the future.
PGB (8:4a) Another good class where the three main winners were all of good quality.
1st Messrs E W, P A & J O’brien & Poulova Edbrios Exotica. Stylish bitch with great outline. Pleasing head with good ear carriage, great neck line, good shoulder placement, level top line & tail on top. Good muscular quarters. Coat has good colour, wave & texture. Moved true coming & going. Well presented & really pressed the bitch CC winner. RCC;
2nd L Hetherington Irisblu Aiveen For Newent. Very attractive young bitch, decent head, very good ears & expression, lovely neck line & shoulders, great back end & tail set with plenty behind the tail. Coat is of lovely texture, colour coming. Excellent mover. Held a lovely outline. Just lost out to 1 on a little maturity. Well presented;
3rd Mr G & Mrs A Daly Lucy Bee. Have admired this lovely bitch from the ring side & she is compact & good to go over. She has a lovely head with good ears & expression. Well made, with a good neck & top line. Her back end is well developed, tail set good, coat is silky with plenty of colour breaking. Lovely in stance, she would not cooperate on the move with her handler today, saw enough quality in her for her placing.
Res Mr F R & Mrs J Pinfold Atlanta Blue Cherie Etoile (Imp)
1st Miss C Clarke-O’neill Lemracdream Blue Ivy. Very smart on the move, with excellent side gait. Good tail set & back end, soft coat & enough colour, & although she could do with a little more hair in places, this did not detract too much from her good outline. Feminine head, good expression. Good neck line & shoulders. Showed well;
2nd Miss J E Jones Arkama Harmony Miss D’Arcy. Attractive bitch, good steady mover. With good head & expression with good ears. Decent neck line & shoulders, slightly longer cast that 1 & higher on the leg. She has a beautiful coat texture with good colour, clearing well;
3rd Messrs D & I Anderson & Watt Kebulak Playing With Fire At Nisyros. Good sized bitch with a good head & expression, presents a good outline, compact body & decent back end. Coat clearing, needed a bit more refining on the trim to complete the picture. Moves true, but needed a bit more ‘ooomph’ today, but nevertheless an attractive bitch with lots to like about her.
Res Mr J & Mrs P McCann Ballybaloe Mary Poppins
VHC Mrs L Wilkinson Cranmoss Crackling Rose
OB (10:2a) My class winners here were all of high quality, with some good ones going card less.
1st Mr J M, Mrs P & Miss S Cedron, Amaro & Dominguez Esp Ch Awen De Liott [ATC AS01354ESP]. Very attractive bitch, moved out with style & presence. Her head & neck & outline are all beautiful. Tail bang on top with good stifle & quarters. Her coat is of correct silky texture & lovely colour. Good expression, very well presented & excelled on the move;
2nd Mr H & Mr P Quigg & Smith Ir Ch Irisblu Candy Stripes. Another quality bitch with good head & expression. Slightly longer cast than 1, but with good body & depth of brisket. Plenty behind the tail, with good turn of stifle. Dark blue with lovely coat texture. Moved OK;
3rd Mr R Tasselli Balboa Show Time [ATC AS01060ITA]. Smart, compact bitch from this highly regarded kennel. She is a good size, with decent head & ears, well-proportioned body with good neck line & quarters. Her tail set & carriage were good. Soft coat with colour still clearing, she moved adequately, but without her usual ‘sparkle’ today.
Res Mr A Muat Montealtos Well Ya Don’t Say
Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Bitch (1)
1st Miss J E Jones Arkama Harmony Miss D’Arcy