Thank you to the officer's and committee for inviting me to judge at your championship show and to the exhibitors for a super entry not only in numbers but also quality. I could easily have handed out several green cards and many lovely dogs went cardless.On the whole I found the dogs to be much improved since my last appointment, size was far more even and were mainly up to size. There were a few light or round eyes which detracts from the soft springer expression. This new fashion where the stifle to hock is overly long needs to be checked as it is spoiling the balance and shape of our lovely breed it is also making the movement exaggerated. Several exhibits were severely over weight which cost them placings in strong classes.

Minor Puppy Dog (3)
1st Walkers' Dexbenella Sirius Black
7months smart b/w, Just right for his age, he has a good head with lovely dark eyes and soft expression. Ample neck set on good shoulders, straight front tight in at the elbow and neat feet. Well bodied, nice enough rear with short hocks, overall he has a lovely outline. Well presented in lovely coat, today he was a little wide behind on the move but had plenty of drive in profile.
2nd Willeys' Melverly Bullit Train
L/W 6 months baby. Nice head, long neck and good shoulders. He is well bodied for his age and has plenty of bone and substance just needs time.
3rd Traczs' Melverley Desert strike over Acregate

Puppy Dog (4)
1st Lockharts' Chetruda Secret Asset
Substantial 10month l/w. Well up to size but a lovely make and shape. Masculine head, deep flews. He has a good eye shape but would prefer a darker colour. Lovely neck and shoulder placement, level topline, his body is deep and ribs well sprung. He has super bone and neat feet. He has a good shape to his rear well muscled and good width to the thighs. Moved soundly with exhuberance. Did enough to gain Best Dog Puppy.
2nd Walkers' Trimere Trapper at Dexbenella
This b/w has a nice head with lovely dark eyes. Adequate bone and substance he has well sprung ribs, a level topline and well muscled rear. His front needs to tighten and lacked a little confidence today.Wearing a lovely jacket.
3rd Macleays' Bordacity by Request at Portrail
4th McGoverns' Baxbalach Rumour Has It

Junior Dog (5, 1a)
1st Grahams' Roqfolly For Your Eyes Only at Nyliram
Smart compact dog presented in sparkling coat and condition. He has a balanced outline with moderate angulation throughout. He has a good body, neat feet and is well muscled. I would prefer him to be a shade bigger all over but this should come with time. He has personality in abundance and is a sound stylish mover
2nd Downwards' Reubens Razzle Dazzle
Different type to 1. Masculine domed head, his eyes need to darken and are slightly round which spoilt his expression today. He has a good neck and shoulders, deep body, level topline. He moved nicely and was well presented.
3rd Eastwood & Lawlers' Roqfolly Hugo Drax
4th Cokells' Carlyquinn Can't Wait

Yearling Dog (8, 1a)
1st Mitchells' Peasblossom Jester
L/W/T. Nice size eye catching youngster, masculine head but again eye could be darker. Super arched neck, he has good shoulder placement and straight front, he has clean flowing lines. I would prefer less length from stifle to hock. Presented in lovely coat and condition.
2nd Grahams' Roqfolly For Your Eyes Only at Nyliram
3rd Rawdings' Dukedel Dream Of Mine
4th Warrerners' Waterswarren Willy Wonka

Maiden Dog (3, 1a)
1st Walkers' Dexbenella Sirius Black
2nd Traczs' Melverley Desert strike over Acregate
Nice make and shape. Up to size. Masculine head, deep flews. Great bone and substance, excellent presentation, today he was lacking in confidence but time is on his side.

Novice Dog (7, 1a)
1st Lockharts' Chetruda Secret Asset
2nd Macleays' Bordacity by Request at Portrail
Good overall type, well angulated fore and aft, short coupled, level topline, super body and bone. Would prefer a darker eye and his movement needs to tighten.
3rd Downwards' Reubens Razzle Dazzle
4th Trimere Trapper at Dexbenella
5th Traczs' Melverley Desert strike over Acregate

Under Graduate Dog (3, 1a)
1st Grahams' Roqfolly For Your Eyes Only at Nyliram
2nd Downwards' Reubens Razzle Dazzle

Graduate Dog (4, 1a)
1st Grahams' Roqfolly For Your Eyes Only at Nyliram
2nd Jenkinsons' Eastriding Armani Diamonds
Compact well muscled sound moving dog. Lovely dark coloured eyes. Nice enough head, moderate angulation. In super coat and as always from this kennel faultless presentation, would like a little more covering over the rib.
3rd Hays' Tralay Black Jack

Post Graduate Dog (10, 2a)
1st Larges' Meadowdale Riot is Madaza
Super balanced eyecatching dog. He has a gorgeous masculine head, soft springer expression ample neck set on correctly angulated shoulders. His front is straight and tight in at the elbow, strong deep body with plenty of heart room, level topline, well muscled quarters with excellent width to the thighs, good turn of stifle and correct length to hock with no exaggeration. He has good bone and substance throughout without any hint of coarseness. His movement is positive and sound, driving well from the rear. Beautifully presented in lovely coat and condition. Delighted to award him his 1st. CC hopefully the other 2 wont be too far away
2nd Glendinnings' Plaiglen Hustle
lovely b/w dog pleasing head kind dark eyes and typical soft expression. Strong arched neck set on good shoulders. Deep well sprung ribs, level topline, nicely angulated rear, has good bone and extremely neat feet, he is very short coupled and i would have prefered a little more length to give a better balance. His handler tends to place his hocks too far under him which dosnt help, he moved well and was beautifully presented
3rd Woodbridges' Seaspring Shipwrecked JW
4th Notleys' Celgarn Next Heart Of Glass
5th Stephensons' Gaolachcara Somhlth ShCM

Limit Dog (11)
1st Eyeingtons' Meadowdale Banjo JW ShCM
L/W/T dog. Super make and shape with a gorgeous refined head, his long neck flowed onto well laid back shoulders and continued along an excellent topline and tailset. He has a straight front, mature body and strong well muscled quarters, good width of thighs. His bone is correct and he stands on nice tight feet. He moved soundly with style and was immaculately presented in lovely coat and condition.
2nd Mitchells' Peasblossom Chance JW
From a slightly smaller mould than 1, he is stylish, eyecatching and put down to perfection. He has a pleasing balanced head gorgeously dark eyes although i would prefer a more almond shape. Lovely flowing neck, well laid shoulders, super deep body, correct topline and tailset, good bone and substance, for me he is a little too long from stifle to hock, but his quarters are well developed. His movement is sound and stylish.
3rd Lintons' Rosannoch Anzuz
4th Happs' Jorabaden Alderniti of Emianna JW
5th Larges' Mompesson Flawless is Madaza

Open Dog (9)
wow i could not have imagined such a quality class.
1st Jacksons' Sh Ch Mompesson Striker
Handsome balanced chap who has clean flowing lines and good bone and substance throughout . Masculine head without a hint of coarseness. He has a long arched neck set on good shoulders, deep well ribbed body nice topline and tailset. He has strong well muscled quarters creating ample width of thighs. Excellent presentation in a superb coat and the right amount of furnishings to complete the picture. Moved soundly to take an extremely strong class and RCC
2nd Walkers' Sh Ch Dexbenella Its About Time JW ShCM
Flashy L/W/T Gorgeous head nice eye shape although i would prefer a darker colour. Strong arched neck, good lay back of shoulder, short coupled, well ribbed, level topline, correct tailset. He has good quarters and short hocks, i would like a smidgen less length from stifle to hock. He is shown in lovely full coat and furnishings. Moved well with plenty of drive.
3rd Corbetts' Sh Ch Trimere Thriller
4th Topliss' Peasblossom Escape to Beresford JW
5th Eyeingtons' Meadowdale Chaos JW ShCM

Special Beginners Dog (2)
1st Drinkalls' Mompesson Tribute to Esscroft
Upstanding dog with pleasing head, good angulation fore and aft, well sprung ribs and good bones. Presented in good coat and condition
2nd Hays' Tralay Black Jack
B/W dog who is a little strong in head for me however he has lovely dark eyes with a soft melting expression. He has good bone and substance throughout.

Veteran Dog (6, 2a)
1st Mitchells' SH CH Barecho Hold Your Horses at Peasblossom JW
He is a stunning 7 yr old who has a pleasing head, what lovely dark expressive eyes he has which is lacking in so many, arched neck set on correct shoulder placement, straight front, good bone and nice feet. Strong deep body with level topline, nicely muscled quarters, good bend of stifle and short hocks. Moving soundly with style. He was presented in lovely coat and condition creating a lovely balanced picture.
2nd Downwards' SH CH Reubens Silent Reflection
Nice type of dog, stood on good legs and feet, he has exhuberance in abundance. Enjoying his day out.
3rd Watsons' Mex CH High Fly Della Giuliana (imp ita)
4th Elliots' Jonabar Mulled Wine