NATIONAL GUNDOG 18

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DCC SH CH MOMPESSON WINCHESTER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
RDCC SH CH MEADOWDALE ALABAMA SLAMMER AT ACREGATE SHCM (MISS J TRACZ)
BCC SH CH MOMPESSON ROYAL DANCER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
RBCC SH CH MOMPESSON LEGACY (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
BOB SH CH MOMPESSON ROYAL DANCER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
BP POTRAIL SHAPE OF YOU (MRS H & MR S MACLEAY)
BSB CLENTONIAN PICTURE PERFECT (MR R & MRS J REYNOLDS)

NATIONAL GUNDOG 8

Judge Lyn Gregory

I would like to thank all exhibitors who entered and attended on what was a scorching hot day. General comments on the breed, we are definitely losing the characteristics of the breed. Biddable, merry, compact, symmetrically balanced and soundness. Particular attention needs to be paid to heads being of medium length, fairly broad with foreface of equal length to skull, fluting between the eyes and chiselling below the eyes, deep and square flew. The distinct expression of an English Springer Spaniel is the dark, almond shaped eye giving a kind expression. Not the light eyes and round in shape. Angulations both fore and aft need consideration as this gives the breed its characteristic gait, which is lacking in a lot of exhibits, with either wide fronts or the other extreme, no width in front or depth of chest for heart, with extremely close rear movement, we are supposed to be “fit for function”

Veteran - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST SH CH MEADOWDALE ALABAMA SLAMMER AT ACREGATE SHCM (MISS J TRACZ) , L/W, well presented almost 10 years old, but this did not show in his movement round the ring on this very hot day. Masculine well proportioned medium skull having good fluting and chiselling, medium dark hazel eye giving the required kind expression adding to the picture of the head, lobular ears of good length. Strong muscular neck of good length into lay of shoulder moving through to level firm topline. Good angulations to front standing on nice tight feet, strong body and well sprung ribs giving adequate depth of chest. Good return to stifle giving a moderate second thigh, straight hocks. Pleased to award him RDCC.
2ND TRIMERE TIME TRAIL WITH SANDIEBECK SHCM (MRS M & MR S WILDSMITH) Smaller L/W dog than 1, nice compact dog. Masculine medium head, nicely chiselled with a kind dark almond eye and good fluting, well set and correct feathered ears completing the head. Clean neck of good length into well laid shoulders, front angulations good with straight legs and tight feet. Good strength and tone to body to sprung ribs and depth of chest. Moderate muscular hindquarters and with short hocks which allowed this boy to move round the ring with purpose. Always well presented and handled.

Minor Puppy - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST MEADOWDALE LUTHER VANDROSS AT SEASPRING (MS T M DUNSDON) Up to size masculine 9 month old B/W, head of good proportions with dark almond eye and chiselling, neck of muscular good length to lay of shoulder. This young boy has a good fore chest with good depth and well bodied for age. Well boned throughout with good legs and feet. Hindquarters have enough stifle, would like more second thigh, moved ok. I would like to see this youngster once he has further developed.
2ND TIVERSTONE STATESMAN AT STORMERICK (MR J, MRS J & MISS J MERRICK) smaller 9 month old B/W, head proportions slightly unbalanced, dark almond eye with chiselling, would prefer more stop, neck of adequate length into shoulder placement. Well boned throughout with compact body and depth developing. Hindquarters moved him ok across the ground.

Puppy - Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST TIVERSTONE STATESMAN AT STORMERICK (MR J, MRS J & MISS J MERRICK)

Junior - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST AVONBURY APOLLO (MRS M MACHRAY) L/W/T , head proportioned unbalanced creating a longer muzzle, eye shape correct but requires a darker eye colour. Neck length is shorter to the point of the shoulder creating a more upright lay, lacks length and return of upper arm. Legs straight fore and aft but lacks bone, requires more body and depth. Hindquarters are adequate but requires more stifle and second thigh. Handler would be better to slow down as it creates erratic movement.

Graduate - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST PENDARLOW PETER PAN WITH BRAEGO (MR P W OSBOURNE) L/W, nicely proportioned head but would prefer more chiselling to foreface. Eye shape is good but requires a darker eye. Strong neck into lay of shoulder and firm topline with correct tail set. Angulations to front assembly are shorter in the upper arm return. Has good depth of chest, spring of rib is good. Moderately angled stifle requires more second thigh, moved well across the ground.
2ND KENNAIR DREAMING ON A STAR (MRS N J MORGANS) , head broad with too much stop, this is stronger than is required. Ears set well and nicely feathered, well developed nostrils. Strong neck into to lay of shoulder, carrying topline well on the move and using correctly carried tail. Lacks depth in the body and chest, well bodied, moving close behind.

Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST CANOUAN MR CHIPS [ATC AV01590FRA] (MRS J M GRANT) compact l/w dog of nice size, absolutely typical head with lovely chiselling and great eye shape and dark eye. A little shorter in neck but flows to well placed shoulder angulations with good depth of body and good chest. He stands on nice well boned straight legs with nice tight feet. A muscular body and loin moving into rear proportions which covered the ground well once settled. Not a dog with any exaggerated features in great condition both coat and muscle.
2ND MOMPESSON ROYAL DREAMER (MRS R & MR M TWILLEY) bigger dog than 1, heavier boned all round. Slightly stronger in the head of reasonable proportions having a good ear set and dark eye. Strong neck into shoulders, has depth of body but lacks forechest. Longer in loin with muscled hind quarters, moved well but close.

Limit - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST MEONSTOKE HAWTHORN (MRS K C TAUBMAN) slightly stronger in head of good proportions with good stop and nice shaped eye, strong neck into shoulder angulations requires more forechest. Well developed bone throughout, well developed rib and muscular loin, good second thigh, moved well in covering the ground.
2ND GLENBROWS HAD TO BE (MR P W & MRS E BARNETT) well proportioned head lacking the characteristic chiselling below the eyes and fluting between the eyes presenting the head as plain. Has good dark shaped eye, neck length adequate into shoulder placement, good bone throughout and standing on good feet. Body compact with a more barrel chest leading to loins tucked up. Longer in hocks and moved close behind.
3RD ROQFOLLY SPECTRE (MRS D MURDOCH)

Open - Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1ST SH CH MOMPESSON WINCHESTER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON) short balanced throughout and compact dog, nicely balanced medium skull with correct chiselling and fluting with ample flew required for the breed. Lovely expressive kind and dark almond eye with good lobular ears completing the picture of the head. The flow from the head into a good strong and muscular neck of good length into well placed shoulder angulations creating a depth of chest and standing on good strong well boned straight legs with tight feet. He has a strong level topline with strong muscular loin, well let down hocks producing a good moderate stifle and broad muscular second thigh which produced a good stride propelling him round the ring on a loose lead. DCC
2ND MOMPESSON DEVONSHIRE (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON) , lwt, another from the same kennel but slightly different. Good head with correct chiselling and expression with the dark almond eye shape. Strong muscular neck flows into shoulder placement, standing on well boned legs with good feet. Strong in topline with muscular loins and hindquarters, not moving with quite the drive of his kennel mate on this hot day.
3RD MELVERLY DESERT STRIKE OVER ACREGATE JW SHCM (MISS J TRACZ)
RES SH CH ART-WAVES STANDING OVATION FOR ALLENIE (IMP SWE) (MR R P & MRS C BOTT & SAVELL)
VHC RISELAWROAD NO DEAL (MS C & MR P BROUGH & WALKER)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST GLENBROWS HAD TO BE (MR P W & MRS E BARNETT)

Veteran - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1ST SH CH MOMPESSON ROYAL DANCER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON) 7 year lwt, an absolute beauty, so feminine in head with all the correct fluting and chiselling to the skull, a beautiful kind and expressive dark hazel almond shape eye with lobular well set and trimmed ears making the first impression of this bitch a picture. This bitch flows beautifully from the head into a neck of good length into the well placed angulations to the front. She stands on straight legs with good tight feet and lovely bone, not over done. She carries depth in the chest and body which was lacking in many of the dogs. Producing elbows set close to the chest. She has a strong muscular body and loins which are supported by hindquarters of good angulations with muscular broad thighs, moderate stifle and well let down parallel short hocks which glided her around the ring like a dream. I thought at the time of the class that the other bitches had something to live up to. So delighted to award her BCC, BOB, BV
2ND MOMPESSON ROYAL FLUSH (MR R & MRS J REYNOLDS) , litter sister to 1. Some of the attributes apply to this bitch also but slightly heavier all round than 1. She has not quite the same chiselling and fluting to head making her look slightly plainer in head. She was carrying a little more weight today which made her more sluggish on the move, but still a nice bitch.

Minor Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1ST POTRAIL SHAPE OF YOU (MRS H & MR S MACLEAY) , lwt 9 months old well matured bitch, nicely developing head with correct chiselling and fluting with correct almond shaped eye of colouring needing to darken further to complete this picture. Strong neck of reasonable proportion into shoulder placement with elbows set close to the body, forchest needs to develop further. She stands on nice straight legs of good bone having a muscular body developing and good loin into moderate stifle and short hocks, she moves well across the ground. BP
2ND SPUFFING TANQUERAY (MRS J WEYMAN) , B/w, Head medium with dark well shaped eye as you would expect for a b/w requires further development of chiselling and fluting to complete picture. Developing forechest and depth of body, second thigh developing, moved Ok.
3RD TIVERSTONE PETIT MUSCAT (MR M J & MRS J V SHOVEL)
RES TIVERSTONE LADYS DELIGHT (MRS J I KIBBY)

Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST BELAVITA POLAR STAR AT BERESFORD (MRS T E TOPLISS) lwt compact bitch with head developing well with chiselling and fluting, eye shape good but eye colour needs to further darken. Forechest and depth developing, second thigh and stifle. I would have liked her to move slower as she was a little erratic on the move.

Junior - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 3
1ST CLENTONIAN PICTURE PERFECT (MR R & MRS J REYNOLDS) Nicely presented bitch with lovely liver jacket. Lovely feminine head with chiselling and fluting, almond shaped eye with colouring requiring darkening further. Strong muscular neck flows well into shoulder placement and strong topline with good bone and feet. Moderate stifle and hind angulations and short hocks.
2ND DAENERYS WINDS OF WINTER TAF (MISS L & MR L AINSLEY & NICKLIN) , skull of medium length and proportions ok, lacks fluting and chiselling. Almond shaped eye requires darkening. She has a neck of reasonable length moving into shoulder placement and angulations of unequal proportions. Requires depth of body to develop, shorter coupling to loin. Chopper in movement.
3RD MEONSTOKE ANGELICA (MR P SANDERS)

Special Beginners - Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST CLENTONIAN PICTURE PERFECT (MR R & MRS J REYNOLDS)
2ND DAENERYS WINDS OF WINTER TAF (MISS L & MR L AINSLEY & NICKLIN)
3RD MEONSTOKE ANGELICA (MR P SANDERS)

Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST SPUFFING MOLLY'S SECRET (MRS J WEYMAN) , b/w with a stronger medium skull which does not create a feminine look, she has an almond shaped dark eye with sufficient chiselling to fore face. Nice strong neck into well placed shoulders producing ample fore chest. Good bone and standing on tight feet. Compact body and strong loin into hind quarters with good tail set.
2ND BERESFORD NIGHT CLASS (MRS T E TOPLISS) l/w bitch with good head proportions with almond shaped eye requiring slightly darker colouring. Shorter in length of neck into unbalanced fore quarters. Compact body into hind quarters unequal, requires more second thigh. Moved ok, owner rushes her therefore not producing the movement required.
3RD COBHAY DAZZLING AZALEA (MRS J & MRS D WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC)
RES PENDARLOW TIANA (MRS P, MR D & MISS A WALLIS & LEVENE)
VHC PETRANELLA EXCLUSIVE WITH BRAEGO (MR P W OSBOURNE)

Post Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1ST TRIMERE TICKLE ME FANCY (MR S, MRS M, MRS E & MISS G WILDSMITH & BROWN) l/w compact bitch of lovely size and having good head proportions with nice stop with almond shaped dark eyes and lovely lobular ears. Length of neck is good with strength into shoulders with adequately boned and straight front legs. Nice rib and short coupled producing a moderate stifle and rear angulations moving her well across the ground. Presented and handled beautifully by this young handler.
2ND CANOUAN JOLLY HOLIDAY AT SHELCASRIE (IMP FR) ( MRS E A YOUNG) l/w bitch head proportions of slightly longer in foreface, nice fluting between the eyes with good shaped dark almond eye. Neck has good length into shoulder placement has enough fore chest. She is longer in loin and requires more second thigh, did not move as well as a different handler today.
3RD GROSBREUIL ABRICOT REGAL (MRS D WEST)
RES COBHAY DAZZLING AZALEA (MRS J & MRS D WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC)
VHC CALVDALE RAG NYMPH (MRS S & MR G J GIBSON)

Limit - Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1ST CHERISHYM CHARA (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON) l/w bitch of nicely proportioned head with chiselling and a dark almond shaped eye presented with nice lobular ears to complete this pleasant head. From the head the muscular neck of good length flows into the shoulders and strong topline. She has nice angulations of shoulder blades and upper arm with good fore chest. She stand on legs of good bone and has short coupling to moderate stifle and second thigh. Moved like a dream in the ring on this very hot day, a credit to the handler.
2ND MOMPESSON WORDS (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON) l/w stronger bitch with good head proportioning and dark almond shaped eyes. This bitch has ample neck into good angulations of front assembly, giving good depth of body and fore chest. She has good bone throughout and stands on tight feet. She moves steadily across the ground.
3RD SPUFFING RIOJA (MRS J WEYMAN)
RES SEASPRING BECALMED (MS T M DUNSDON)
VHC JOROBADEN TEAL AT SYFERSPRING (MRS S CLARK)

Open - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST SH CH MOMPESSON LEGACY (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON) , l/w/t bitch with good size and proportions of the head with correct fluting and chiselling. Eyes are of almond shape, carrying a dark kind expression with nicely shaped and trimmed lobular ears, completes the picture of the head. This bitch flows from the head to her tail providing a great topline. The neck is of good length and muscular flowing into a well proportioned shoulder placement providing depth of body and fore chest. She stands on well boned straight front legs set appropriate to the body and tight feet. She has strong muscular loin coupled to well developed hind quarters with moderate stifle and well muscled thighs. Her handler always moves her dogs at a nice steady pace allowing gait to be accessed, which she covers the ground well on this hot day. Pleased to award her RBCC.
2ND MELVERLEY WHAT STYLE (MR & MRS WILLEY) l/w bitch of good proportions to skull, having a dark eye with kind expression. she is adequate in neck into shoulder placement. She has good bone and stands on tight feet and straight front legs. Loin is muscular and strong with moderate stifle. Today she moved with lethargy, this could have been the weather.
3RD MEONSTOKE CHERRY BLOSSOM AT GROSBREUIL (MRS D WEST)
RES CHERISHYM CELANEO (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
VHC COBHAY DAHLIA (MRS J & MRS D WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1ST KINGSHEATH ASUKA (MRS R & MR M TWILLEY) l/w bitch being well off for bone throughout. Head proportions adequate, eye colouring needs to be darker, reasonable length of neck into shoulders of unequal proportions providing a fore chest. Longer in loin and lacks stifle and second thigh, moved ok.
2ND COBHAY DAZZLING AZALEA (MRS J & MRS D WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC) l/w bitch with dark liver jacket. Head is of reasonable proportions with dark almond eye. Enough neck into shoulders which is carrying extra weight today, little longer in backline and loin. Hind quarters lack strength and width. Moved ok.
3RD COBHAY DAHLIA (MRS J & MRS D WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC)