Thank you for a wonderful entry, both numerically & for quality. I still think that the type of our best ones cannot be bettered – but there is a tendency for some to be a little too boxy & short on the leg for English Springer type. Head type varied & too many lacked confidence on the move, something quite new to me & that sometimes affected the results.

However, the rest of my thoughts are very positive, many top quality, true type Springers, most shown in excellent condition & some of the classes were closely contested. Judging the breed was my highlight of Crufts for depth of quality.

Many thanks to my stewards.

Veteran - Dog
Entries: 11 Abs: 2
1st SH CH PEASBLOSSOM CHANCE JW (MR & MRS D MITCHELL)
l/w, 7 years dog, shown in superb bloom. Beautiful dog all through & took my eye immediately for type & on the move. Excellent head & eye, good rib & excellent stride. Scored in topline, rib & head. He had one of the best heads of the day with lovely dark eye. Pressed hard for the two top awards;
2nd SH CH TRIMERE TALKING POINT OF ALLENIE JW (MR A C & MR R P ALLEN & BOTT)
8½ years, quality dog, looking very well but rather light in body on the day & this showed in his topline on the move. Excellent legs & feet. 1 scored in head & croup
3rd SH CH REUBENS SILENT REFLECTION JW (MRS M C DOWNWARD)
10 years, in wonderful condition with excellent rib & proportions. Retains all the quality he had when he won his first CC under me
Res CH IAGO DE SYRINGA JW [ATC AJ01378CHE] (MRS C THOMAS)
VHC LYNTONRIDGE LOYALTY CARD AT DERRINDEE (MISS D DE CARTERET)

Minor Puppy - Dog
Entries: 2 Abs: 0
1st CALVDALE COSTA (MR & MRS M CALVERT)
8 months, compact, well boned puppy in excellent condition. A touch heavy in head for his age. Scored in rib & movement but he needs a little more confidence;
2nd TRIXHUND TALKING OBSESSION (MR J & MR D M BULLOCK & LEWIS)
8 months, rangier dog, I liked his proportions but still light in rib & body & this shows in his front action. Head rather narrow at the moment & needs time to strengthen. Good profile action

Puppy - Dog
Entries: 4 Abs: 0
1st BUZZING OBSESSION OF MEADOWDALE (MR S & MRS J EYEINGTON)
looked a picture standing for type & balance. Although a little soft in topline yet but I liked his head & eye, proportions & rib, goes with real Springer stride. Won BP on head & eye;
2nd LOCHBRIDE MASTERCRAFTSMAN AT DEXBENELLA (MR S & MRS W WALKER)
11 months l/w of good proportions & he carries himself well on the move. His head is a touch narrow at the moment but he has good quarters used to effect
3rd EQUESS EMPIRE EVENFLOW (IMP POL) (MISS L M AINSLEY)
9 months, has good proportions but too heavy in the head & rather overangulated in the rear. Won this place on bone & action.
Res LOXBOURNE DREAMBOAT (MS T HENSON)

Junior - Dog
Entries: 15 Abs: 1
1st MELVERLY BUONA NOTTE (MR R J SMITH)
16 months, lovely breed type & great stride on the move. Excellent head, well angulated & scoring in forechest. I would prefer just a little more leg under him. Great potential;
2nd TEMPLECARRIG HEARTBREAKER (MISS M KNAPP)
13 months, I liked immensely for his proportions & movement. Quality head & lovely legs & feet. Excellent topline held on the move;
3rd MOMPESSON WINCHESTER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
16 months, lovely proportions & settled to move well. Quality head. Good stride. Can tighten in feet.
Res GLENBROWS MEDDLER (MR T D & MRS H L HARRISON)
VHC RISELAWROAD NO DEAL (MS C & MR P BROUGH & WALKER)

Yearling - Dog
Entries: 16 Abs: 4
1st MIDNIGHT SPECIAL VON ZISKAMIR [ATC AR02225DEU] (MRS S & M WHITEFORD & ROBERTS)
stylish dog of good size & proportions. Very stylish in profile. Needs a little more chest. Good head type but needs a touch more stop. Won on neck & carriage;
2nd JOROBADEN BALLABRIGAS (MRS A C HAPPS)
I liked him immensely for type & proportions. Not quite the cleanness of neck & shoulder of 1 but he is a touch better in chest. Just not the topline of 1 on the move;
3rd CARDHU AIN'T GOT YOU [ATC AR01660AUS] (MRS J,MISS V & MR K MADSEN)
19 months, bigger dog who is an excellent mover. A touch heavy in head for my taste. The two above scored in couplings.
Res MOUNTJOY SCALLYWAY SAM SE JV-14 [ATC AR02691SWE] ( MISS M JANSSON)
VHC MOMPESSON REGAL JUN CH (MRS C THOMAS)

Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 18 Abs: 2
1st BERESFORD SPECIAL DELIVERY (MRS T E TOPLISS)
2 years, beautiful type, caught my eye from the first. Lovely proportions, excellent movement. Not yet fully finished in head but it is of good type. Excellent movement with reachy stride holding a good topline. Great potential;
2nd MELVERLY DESERT STRIKE OVER ACREGATE JW SHCM (MISS J TRACZ)
2 years, rather old fashioned & I like him for that. He has an excellent head & eye, very good rib & chest & excellent movement. Could be just a little firmer in topline. Close up
3rd TRIMERE TOM CRUISE WITH PETRANELLA (MS C P SAVELL)
2 years old, refined quality dog. Needs a little more time for body but he has excellent type & good movement.
Res WINTERWATER CREEK'S GREAT BRITAIN MADE [ATC AR01576AUT] (MS B ILLENSCHITZ)
VHC GLENBROWS HAD TO BE (MR P W & MRS E BARNETT)

Limit - Dog
Entries: 20 Abs: 1
Closely contested class
1st PETRANELLA PROPER GOSSIP JW (MS C & MR A SAVELL & ALLEN)
3 years, in great form & moved well at both ends holding his topline which was the downfall of some otherwise good dogs in this class. Full of type & put all in on the move which put him over
2nd MEADOWDALE RIOT IS MADAZA (MISS S D LARGE)
4 years, looked my winner standing, just flagged a little on the move. In great condition, beautiful proportions & excellent legs & feet. Very good head & eye;
3rd EASTRIDING ARMANI DIAMONDS (MRS K JENKINSON)
of good proportions & good ribcage. I would have preferred a little more reach in front.
Res MOMPESSON BLINKIN ECK (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
VHC REUBENS RAZZLE DAZZLE JW (MRS M C DOWNWARD)

Open - Dog
Entries: 15 Abs: 2
Lovely class, & splitting the top two was the closest call of the day.
1st SH CH PEASBLOSSOM JESTER (MR & MRS D MITCHELL)
l/w/t, great balance & movement & scored in rib & foreface to win this. Liked his size, proportions, legs & feet. Carried the correct level topline & has great stride. CC;
2nd CH SIEGERS PURE GOLD [ATC AM01248DNK] (MRS B & MR K BRASCH & MADSEN)
beautifully presented, a lovely dog with great movement & carriage. Excellent forechest. Not quite the rib of 1 on the day. I thought him just a little light in body. Excellent eye. Hard to separate. My preference was for the head of 1 but a beautiful dog. RCC
3rd C I E/NORDCH TROLLANGENS OHIO [ATC AR02262SWE] (MRS E AARDH)
beautiful type & very good on the move. Excellent head & eye. Good balance & great movement. Old fashioned & correct.
Res SH CH/IR SH CH MEADOWDALE BANJO JW SHCM (MR S & MRS J EYEINGTON) VHC SH CH DEXBENELLA IT'S ABOUT TIME JW SHCM (MR S & MRS W WALKER)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog
Entries: 6 Abs: 2
1st MOMPESSON TRIBUTE TO ESSCROFT (MR P & MRS K DRINKALL)
4 years old l/w/t, excellent movement & topline. Could have a little more foreface to balance skull;
2nd MERRYWATER MINSTREL AT KINGSHEATH (MRS K W WHITTOCK)
/w, good bodied dog of quality. Sound movement. Topline could be firmer
3rd TRIMERE TIME TRAIL WITH SANDIEBECK (MRS M & MR S WILDSMITH)
4 years l/w I thought might win this class but just not as firm in rear as he was in Limit class.
Res SHELCASRIE HEAD OVER HEELS FOR FELLTOPS SHCM (MRS S L & MR N J JOYCE)

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