Midland Counties 17

BD BETHRYN DEVIL MOON IRISH JUN CH JW (MS K & MISS B HOLT)
RBD SH CH ART-WAVES STANDING OVATION FOR ALLENIE (IMP SWE) (MR R P & MRS C BOTT & SAVELL)
BB SH CH CALVDALE DIAMOND HEIST JW SHCM (MR & MRS M CALVERT)
RBB HUNTERHECK UNDER A SPELL JW (MR G & MRS A TERNENT)
BOB SH CH CALVDALE DIAMOND HEIST JW SHCM (MR & MRS M CALVERT)
BP BERESFORD NIGHT SPELL (MRS N CALVERT)

BIS Midland counties 17

Thanks to the Society for their kind invitation to judge my first breed and to the exhibitors for the sporting way they accepted my decisions. Presentation was excellent although some perhaps, could have paid more attention to the finer details such as teeth. I'm not sure when the handling technique of placing the exhibitor's thumb on their exhibit's nose became the norm - I found that it completely spoilt the expression of the dog and created a poor first impression.

Puppy - Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1ST BERESFORD NIGHT TRAIN (MRS T E TOPLISS) Typical, 9 month old liver/white puppy dog. Well put together with a pleasing head and good body shape. Moved steadily and did enough to win the class. Beaten by his litter sister for Best Puppy in Breed.
2ND HUNTERHECK TURN BACK TIME (MR G & MRS A TERNENT) 9 month old black/white puppy dog. Lovely head and eye, overall good type. Unsettled on the move.

Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1ST KENNAIR DREAMING ON A STAR (MRS N J MORGANS) Heavy headed liver/white dog with a lovely dark eye. Up to size with a typical topline and body shape. Strong hocks which he used on the move.
2ND TRIMERE TICKS THE BOX AT MUJASCAL (MISS J A SUCH) Liver/white dog of a different type to one. Finer head with a distinct stop; eye could do with darkening

Open - Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
1ST BETHRYN DEVIL MOON IRISH JUN CH JW (MS K & MISS B HOLT) First and second were tricky to separate as each had differing virtues. I preferred the masculinity and overall type of this liver/white dog. He is a great size with no exaggerations. Lovely shape of head and nice dark eye, correct scissor bite. Good length of neck set into well laid shoulders. Deep chest, well sprung ribs and good length of body finished off with strong, muscular hindquarters. Moved out soundly to win the class and Best Dog.
2ND SH CH ART-WAVES STANDING OVATION FOR ALLENIE (IMP SWE) (MR R P & MRS C BOTT & SAVELL) A finer overall type to the winner. Extremely eyecatching, racey Springer. Reserve Best Dog.
3RD MOMPESSON ROYAL DREAMER (MRS R & MR M TWILLEY)
RES GLENBROWS HAD TO BE (MR P W & MRS E BARNETT)
VHC TORBECK PENRHYN BAY (MRS P, MR D & MISS A WALLIS & LEVENE)

Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1ST BERESFORD NIGHT SPELL (MRS N CALVERT) First and second are black/white litter sisters and were similar in type. Preferred the overall shape and balance of first. Lovely feminine head and beautiful dark eye. Good straight front, deep chest and unexaggerated topline. Well presented by her young handler to move soundly. Delighted to award her Best Puppy in Breed.
2ND BERESFORD NIGHT MUSIC (MRS T E TOPLISS) Similar in type to her sister although not quite as mature. A little unsure of herself on the move.
3RD REULEMILL ANNIE POWER (MISS J & MISS L ADDOO)

Junior - Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST KINGSHEATH TOTAL DIVA AT FELLTOPS (MRS S L & MR N J JOYCE) Solid liver/white bitch with a typical head and dark eye which I preferred over her litter sister. Good neck and shoulders, topline ok.Moved out soundly.
2ND KINGSHEATH ASUKA (MRS R & MR M TWILLEY) Liver/white bitch of a similar shape and size to first. Moved out ok.

Post Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1ST HUNTERHECK UNDER A SPELL JW (MR G & MRS A TERNENT) Lovely black/white bitch with no exaggerations. Loved her head, eye and expression. Good strong neck, well laid shoulders. Deep chest and well set elbows. Typical topline, excellent hindquarters, moved out soundly. Pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch.
2ND WESTAWAY TOUCH OF MAGIC FOR TAIMERE (MR & MRS C G TAIN) Liver/white bitch of a different type to first. Good shaped head and eye. Typical topline, nicely bent stifle. Moved steadily.
3RD ROYAL GALA AT REUBENS (M C DOWNWARD)
RES MOMPESSON GYPSY QUEEN (MRS R & MR M TWILLEY)
VHC PLAIGLEN BEATERS BJEWEL TO BETHRYN JW (MS K & MISS B HOLT)

Open - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
A lovely class of quality bitches, thank you for bringing them. On another day the first three placings may have been different.
1ST SH CH CALVDALE DIAMOND HEIST JW SHCM (MR & MRS M CALVERT) Gorgeous liver/white bitch who really impressed me. I loved her overall type. Beautiful head with a super dark eye; excellent ear set. Strong neck, well laid shoulders; well set elbows. Deep chest and well sprung ribs. Good solid hindquarters with strong hocks which she used to move out soundly. Delighted to award her Best Bitch and Best of Breed.
2ND SH CH TRIMERE TICKET MAID (MISS S J CORBETT) Liver/white bitch of a racier type to the winner. Good neck and shoulders. Strong, muscular loin. Eyecatching bitch who moved out steadily
3RD SH CH TRIMERE TRANQUILISER AT BETHRYN SHCM IR VET CH (MS K & MISS B HOLT)
RES MOMPESSON ROYAL FLUSH (MR R & MRS J REYNOLDS)
VHC LORDSETT WHISKY IN THE JAR (IMP POL) (M C DOWNWARD)