BCC & BIS Donarden Madame Butterfly DCC & RBIS Sh/Ir Sh Ch Meadowdale Chaos JW ShCM BPIS Calvdale Costa RDCC Calvdale Night Court JW ShCM RBCC & Best B&W Calvdale Duty Calls BVIS Tralay Truly Scrumptious

ESSC Scotland Champ

I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of the English Springer Spaniel Club of Scotland for affording me the honour of judging this smoothly run breed club Championship show. The catering was first class and my steward was great, thank you Ricky. I had a lovely day.
My overall impression of this entry was that we have some wonderfully shaped, typical English Springers and was pleased to note that I didn’t see too many overly long necks, or overly angulated rear ends. Round eyes are still prevalent by not quite so “starey” as previously seen. The one thing I noticed more on the dogs than the bitches was lack of forechest. Rear movement on both sexes was an eye opener at times too, and some dogs I admired on the stand were knocked in being placed higher at times for this.

Veteran Dog 3 (2)

1st Whitleys' Shipden Will Hay
10 year old black and white all male dog. In wonderful, hard muscular condition and looks like he could move soundly and well all day. Super thick, well shaped feet, lovely short hocks and went really well. I last judged him over 2 years ago and apart from a little more grey around the muzzle he still retains his lovely dark, almond eye shape. He is a credit to the breed.

Minor Puppy No Entries

Puppy Dog 2 (1)
1st Calverts Calvdale Costa
10 month liver and white boy, lovely size, shape and type. Superb coat and condition, quality bone without being over done. Kind eye of good colour, Good length of neck and shoulder placement. Lovely spring of rib and depth for age and really well developed and muscular rear end. Moved a little erractically in the class but went well and happily in the challenge. Pleased to award him Best Puppy Dog and later Best Puppy In Show.

Junior Dog 3 (1)
There may have only been 2 dogs in this class but I was really impressed with them both. I think the wind outside must have got to them both as they thought movement was a time to jump around like Tigger and generally act the fool! Eventually saw enough to award:
1st Smiths Melverly Buona Notte
17 month liver dog who impresses immediately on the stand for sheer quality and breed type. Super front, straight, well boned legs and thickly padded feet. Lovely length of neck into well placed shoulders. Good depth of chest for age and a lovely hard topline. The best of rears and super width of second thigh, well set tail and to add to that a really lovely eye. As said above he didn’t want to help his handler show off his virtues on the move but he’s a teenage boy… they have other things on their mind sometimes!
2nd Brough & Walkers 'Riselawroad No Deal
What a prospect this young dog is and pushed first all the way for this class, I felt on the day being just 13 months old he gave way to the older junior dog who eventually relaxed into his stand, whereas this young man I think wanted to play tag with his handler. I would love to see this young dog move in a huge outdoor ring as I think when he knows his job he will be outstanding. I thought his head lovely with a good almond shape dark eye with a glint of mischief. The best of fronts with plenty of heart room and super neck and shoulder, excellent spring or rib in really hard, fit condition.

Yearling Dog 2 (1)
1st Watsons' Roqfolly Intermezzo With Bordacity
22 month liver dog, well shaped body and nicely shaped head. I would prefer a slightly less round eye. Enough length of neck but shoulder is upright which affected his front movement. Moved with enthusiasm but was a little proud of his tail.

Maiden No Entries
Novice No Entries

Graduate Dog 3 (2)
1st McGoverns' Baxbalach Rumour Has It
Beautifully presented, handsome headed dark liver dog with well shaped eye, good stop and well chiselled around the eye. He has a good length of neck onto decent shoulders. I found him a little narrow all through and he also tended to fall away at the rear. For me a little more weight would be to advantage.

Post Graduate Dog 6
1st Traczs' Melverly Desert Strike Over Acregate JW ShCM
Standing this dog is a picture of moderation. Lovely size, type and shape. His dark liver coat is in gorgeous condition. Well boned with lovely neat, well shaped feet, good straight front with excellent width and plenty of heart room. Good length of neck onto really well placed shoulders, excellent spring of rib, a lovely fat bum, second thigh and wonderful short hocks. He moved soundly but with no real enthusiasm. A smart boy.
2nd Hays' Tralay Black Jack
What a good, honest black and white dog this is. He is not an instant eye catcher but when you go over him he has so many virtues. A really lovely kind dark eye on a well shaped old fashioned head which leads onto super neck and shoulders. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Excellent rear end which he used to advantage on the move, he looks like a dog that could work all day. Unfortunately his coat was just starting to blow.
3rd Richardson, Terry Richardsons' Alanea Juke For Cherishym
Res McGoverns' Baxbalach Rumour Had It
VHC Watsons' Roqfolly Intermezzo With Bordacity

Limit Dog 11 (3)
1st Calverts' Calvdale Night Court JW Sh CM
What a super young dog this is. Caught my eye when he first entered the ring. A beautiful head with a kind, dark, honest, butter wouldn’t melt expression. He has the best of feet, round, tight and neat, perfect bone all through and just gorgeous neck with a slight arch leading onto well placed shoulders. Great spring of rib and short coupled. Loved his width of thigh leading onto short powerful hocks. He moved well, soundly and happily, his presentation was first class. Pleased to award him the RCC.
2nd Topliss' Beresford Special Delivery
A quality liver dog. Really liked him for his overall shape, size and great springer attitude. His head was masculine without a trace of coarseness with a tight, almond shape, dark eye. Gorgeous neck and shoulder. Good depth of body, spring of rib and well coupled. In excellent muscular condition which showed in strength of movement and wonderful strong topline. He just lost out to first as he was inclined to move a little wide in the front.
3rd Jenkinsons' Eastriding Armani Diamonds
Res Rawdings' Dukedel Dream Of Mine
VHC Drinkalls' Mompesson Tribute To Esscroft

Open Dog 9 (2)
1st Eyeingtons Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Meadowdale Chaos JW ShCM
Standing, this outstanding dog presents a finished picture of a fully mature, all male dog. He is in glorious condition and has the most fabulous shape and outline. I loved his front assembly which is text book perfect and elbows neatly set in to his body. Well developed, deep chest and excellent spring of rib. Wonderful broad, muscular hindquarters with a well set and carried tail. He moved soundly with reach and drive keeping a firm topline at all times. Delighted to award him the CC and RBIS.
2nd Glendinnings Sh Ch Plaiglen Hustle
Another beautifully presented, quality Champion. I have admired this dog previously and love his correct height to length shape and all in that lovely moderate package. His black and white head is beautifully made with correct chiselling and such a kind, gentle expression. He has the best of bone leading down to the loveliest of well shaped, tight, compact feet. A strong arched neck into well placed shoulders, good depth of chest and a strong muscular rear. He was not being overly helpful to his handler today which was such a shame. He moved ok, a little narrow behind, but not as I have seen him go previously.
3rd Topliss' Dan/Swed Ch Sanques Cut To The Chase
Res Nicholsons' Sh Ch Lochindorb Chief O The Clan
VHC Jenkinsons' Nord Ch Adamants Fortune Is Future

Special Beginners Dog 3 (1)
1st Drinkalls' Mompesson Tribute To Esscroft
L/W/T male at full maturity. He has a classic springer outline. Well shaped, clean head with good eye shape and colour. Good length of neck onto well placed shoulders and excellent forechest, width and depth. Well angulated quarters and good muscletone. Moved well and was well handled.
2. Watsons Roqfolly Intermezzo With Bordacity.