English Springer of Wales Champ Show Judge: Mrs. Valerie Foss

'Although well organised on the day, advertising the show might have made a difference to the entry. Unfortunately Nikky Hughes who was to judge the bitches was taken ill and could not travel. Get well soon Nikky, a tireless worker for the show scene in Ireland.

I thus judged the dogs and bitches. DCC and BIS, his third I was told, was Mompesson Pickpocket, lovely head and expression, correct outline, compact, front legs straight and well boned, correct layback of shoulder, elbows tight to body, deep chest, good spring of rib, muscular loin, well bent stifles, correct short hocks, muscular thighs, lovely moving dog, free and strong behind, in lovely coat.

BCC & RBIS, Sh Ch Rosannoch Tiwaz, not overdone in any way, feminine, balanced bitch, good head and expression, well boned straight front, good feet, deep chest, good turn of stifle, sound mover, good coat and condition.

RDCC was the super veteran, Sh Ch Sheledams The Gamesmaster at Dexbenella, true head, balance, bone, strong ribs and topline, good stifles, short hocks, moved so well, can still trouble the best.

RBCC Sheledams Brief Encounter, outline, balance, good head and expression, good front, ribs, lovely free mover.'

BP Roandew Farr Frommit, just right for age, lovely head and expression, balanced outline, correct bone, good feet, moved so well. BPD. Anacapa Whiskey Mac, balanced puppy, moved freely and with purpose.

Junior Dog (3)
1 Roses' Rosannoch Eihwaz
Attractive, balanced, well boned, good ribs, moved well.
2 Millers' Feorlig Natural Born Winner
Set up lovely balanced youngster. Did not like the floor and would not drive out.
3 Downwards' Reubens Silent Reflection

Maiden Dog (2)
1 Roses' Rosannoch Eihwaz
2 Glass' Tiverstone Prarie Spy at Covina

Novice Dog (2)
1 Roses' Rosannoch Eihwaz

Graduate Dog (1)
1 Jacksons' Mompesson Newsflash
Quality youngster, balanced, lovely head and expression, moved well.

Post Graduate Dog (4)
1 Palmers' Roandew Dez Diddit JW ShCM
Pleasing dog to go over, lovely neck, shoulders, front and feet, well ribbed up, strong quarters, lovely free mover/
Reynolds' Clentonian Masterpiece
Outline, bone, balance, good head and expression, free mover.
3 Reads' Brailea Better Believe It

Limit Dog (8)
1 Jacksons' Mompesson Pickpocket
2 Smiths' Melverly First Gold
Close contender for top honours, balance, bone, good head and expression, deep chest, good turn of stifle, moved well.
3 Weymans' Cherimore Royal Connection with Spuffing

Open Dog (9)
1 Miller & Fennels' Graftonbury Fifthavenue JW
Strong, well boned, good outline, well ribbed up and good topline, moved well.
2 Williams & Toublics' Cobhay Sweet William
Balanced, clean outline, good head, neck and shoulders, good front feet, well ribbed up,moved well.
3 Hales' Sh Ch Trimere Trading Places with Sheledams

Veteran Dog (4)
1 Sh Ch Sheledams The Gamesmaster at Dexbenella JW
2 Harris' Feorlig Mixed Spice
Super ribs and topline, moved well.
3 Richardson & Terry-Richards' Cleavehill Urban Culture of Cherishym

Beginners Dog (5)
1 Anacapa Solo Flyer
2 Hollybrook Mr Bojangles
3 Brailea Better Believe It

Minor Puppy Bitch (5)
1 Palmers' Roadew Farr Frommit
2 Walkers' Dexbenella Devilicious
Very promising, not quite the finish of 1 yet.
3 Greens' Anacapa Sweet Dreams at Kennair

Puppy Bitch (5)
1 Cokells' Trimere Tabitha to Carlyquinn
Lovely puppy, settled to move and won the class for BP.
2 Shovels' Tiverstone Honey Pippin
has the potential, movement a little erratic.
3 Topliss' Beresford Blaise

Junior Bitch (6)
1 Millers' Feorlig Naughty By Nature
This win gave her the JW. Beautifully balanced, good head and expression, well ribbed up, moved steadily and freely.
2 Cunliffes' Calvdale Fair Cop with Fallenleaf
Clean outline, strong topline, moved well.
3 Jacksons' Mompesson Rich Chic

Maiden Bitch (4)
1 Hales' Sheledams Close Encounter
Reserve in very good junior class. Really got it together in this class and showed off to advantage. Lovely head and expression, good bone and front, strong quarters, moved well. This gave her the JW.
2 Cokells' Trimere Tabitha To Carlyquinn
3 Topliss' Beresford Blaise

Novice Bitch (5)
1 Millers' Feorlig Naughty By Nature
2 Hales' Sheledams Close Encounter
3 Roqfolly Tamarind

Graduate Bitch (6)
1Williams & Toublics' Cobhay Bright Fuchia
Very good bitch, balanced head and expression, front and feet, ribs and quarters, moved very well.
2 Cunliffes' Calvdale Fair Cop with Fallenleaf
3 Palmers' Roandew Daisy Dunnit

Post Graduate Bitch (7)
1 Walkers Dexbenella Silver Annie
Won strong class, balanced, correct head and expression, well ribbed up, good front, strong quarters, moved well.
2 Willams & Toublics' Cobhay Bright Fuchia
3 Topliss' Beresford Fair And Square

Limit Bitch (10)
1 Hales' Sheledams Brief Encounter
2 Jacksons' Mompesson Rich Pickings
Quality bitch, lovely head, outline, moved well.
3 Millers' Feorlig Crystal Clear

Open Bitch (12)
1 Roses' Rosannoch Tiwaz CC
2 Jacksons' Mompesson Secret Whispers
Worthy Sh Ch.
3 Ternents' Hunterheck Rhapsody In Blue

Veteran Bitch (3)
1 Williams & Toublics' Sericum Made In Heaven at Cobhay
2 Chynoweths' Spaggas Pretty As A Picture
Such well conditioned veterans.

Beginners Birch (3)
1 Baldragon Beyonce to Cherishym
2 Cleavehill Bijou Noir of Brailea