National Gundog - JUDGE MRS Jane Eyeington

DCC & BOB SH CH MELVERLY BUONA NOTTE

RDCC KINGSHEATH WILLIAM REGAL SHCM
BCC SH CH DONARDEN MADAME BUTTERFLY
RBCC MOMPESSON ROYAL DANCER
BP MELVERLY TOP TOTTI

National Gundog 16

I would like to thank National Gundog Championship Show for inviting me to judge my beautiful breed at this super show. To my stewards, thank you for keeping me in order. Most especially to the exhibitors for the pleasure of your super dogs.

Veteran - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st SH CH JOROBADEN ALDERNITI OF EMIANNA JW (MRS AC HAPPS)
A fine example of the breed to start the day, this L&W dog is now coming up 8 years old and like a fine wine is getting better with age. Thought him to be a very honest dog, with nothing overdone. His outline is compact with strength. He has a pleasing head which is well balanced, lovely depth and ribbing, well boned limbs, and holding a firm level topline. On the move he showed to have true parallel hind action with good drive, holding his shape well with an ever wagging tail - BV
2nd SH CH REUBENS SILENT REFLECTION JW (MRS M C DOWNWARD)
This dog defies the aging process, could not believe he is 11 years old, he is looking superb and a real credit to his owner. Looking and moving like a dog half his age or more! Another with a compact outline and short coupled. His head shows good proportions of backskull to foreface, good length of neck, flowing well into his topline. Nicely boned and good feet, not quite the depth and forechest of the winner. Moving with lovely drive
3rd CHERISHYM BRIGHT KNIGHT (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)

Minor Puppy - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st TRIMERE TICKS THE BOX AT MUJASCAL (MISS J A SUCH)
Endearing 7 month old LWT dog, who is certainly developing along the right lines. Loved his happy and outgoing personality. In profile he has a very balanced outline. His head as you would expect still needs to mature and lengthen a little in foreface. Well shaped eyes just needing to darken. He has a pleasing length to his neck, flowing well into his good topline and tail set. Thought him to be nicely boned with good feet. Chest well let down with a good forechest, hindquarters showing good width of thigh. A happy mover with good width moving away, tending to be a little loose in front at the moment.
Puppy - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1st BETHRYN DEVIL MOON (MS K & MISS B HOLT)
What a little show off this young dog is, his ring presence belies his 11 months of age. Not a big dog but he is well proportioned and all male. He has a compact outline being short coupled with super substance. His head is still to break at the moment, yet has good length with width to the foreface balancing nicely with his backskull and eyes now darkening. Clean and lengthy neck, firm topline, liked his depth and forechest for one so young, along with a good width of thigh and a nicely bent stifle. Showing animation on the move. BPD and pushed very hard for BP
2nd MELVERLY TOP SPOT (MR K E & MRS W J WILLEY)
Different stamp to this youngster, just shy of a year old he has a little more scope to his outline, quite eye catching with his lovely dark liver jacket. His head shows good proportions but would like a little more stop and slightly darker eye. He presents good balance, with good bone, well sprung ribs and enough depth for age. Showed with enthusiasm not quite as tidy on the move as winner today

Junior - Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
2 nice dogs, very different, but could have happily given either a 1st place
1st ART-WAVES STANDING OVATION FOR ALLENIE (IMP SWE) (MR R P & MRS C BOTT & SAVELL)
Winner 15 month old L&W dog, liked him for his overall shape and balance, nothing is overdone. He has a masculine yet refined head, with the slight rounding of the backskull, and depth to the muzzle. Eyes still to darken. Clean neck of good length, pleasing depth and forechest, He holds a firm topline both stood and on the move, Liked his width of thigh and moderate hind quarters. Showed good reach and drive on the move, just needing to tighten a little more in front
2nd TEIGNVALLEY BLASER (MRS L & MRS C CROUCHER & NEWLOVE)
Lots to like about this 14 month old LWT dog, close up to winner. He is of a different stamp, having fractionally more bone and substance all through. He presents good balance, with a pleasing head with good fluting and chiselling. Eyes still to darken. Liked the flow of his topline and well set on tail, also having good depth, slightly longer in second thigh but not overdone. Presented in good coat. Moving out well, today just preferring the rear drive of winner
3rd KENNAIR DREAMING ON A STAR (MRS N J MORGANS)

Novice - Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st BETHRYN DEVIL MOON (MS K & MISS B HOLT)

Graduate - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st PLAIGLEN BEATERS BTRUE (MS F GLENDINNING)
Beautifully presented B&W dog who looks very mature at 20 months old. There is nothing overdone about this dog, all is in moderation. He is a compact dog in outline and well made all through. Found him to have an appealing head, to give that lovely soft and gentle expression. He has good depth to the flews and a nicely moulded backskull. His neck has that slight arch and smoothly runs into his firm and level topline. He has good ribbing and depth would like a little more forechest. Put down in lovely condition and coat. Moving out true, but not a lot enthusiasm
2nd TRIXHUND TALKING OBSESSION JW SHCM (MR J BULLOCK)
2 year old L&W dog, now maturing nicely with his outline when stacked being balanced and proportionate. Today I preferred the head of the winner, but another close decision. I thought him to be well bodied with a good spring to the ribs and being well let down, again would like a little more forechest. He holds a firm topline and is short coupled. He has a good width to the thigh and in good muscle tone. A happy and confident mover.
3rd KENNAIR DREAMING ON A STAR (MRS N J MORGANS)

Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st RISELAWROAD NO DEAL (MS C & MR P BROUGH & WALKER)
This dog was certainly providing his handler with a challenge, but we like a bit of spirit! Once he settled down, this 2 year old L&W dog showed himself off well. He is a workmanlike dog, being well proportioned and appealing when stood. He has all the correct attributes without being overdone. He has a balanced head, very clean cut skull and well shaped almond eyes to give a kind if somewhat cheeky expression. Liked his well boned limbs, and tight feet. He has a good length of ribcage and enough depth, and good hind quarters which he used to stride out on the move
2nd TRYHARD WALTER RALEIGH ( MRS S & MR M LONG & LEEMING)
Subtle BWT, thought him to be a well made 2 year old dog, with much to appreciate. Showing a lovely outline on the stack, with lovely bone and substance. Today preferring the head on winner, but his head is balanced and proportionate. Lovely muscular neck, which flows well into his topline and tail set. Good depth to the brisket and forechest. Short coupled, and a good sweep of stifle. On the move positive and true
3rd CASSAPPLE KENTUCKY DREAM AT MELTAROSE (MRS E ROWLINSON)
Res CLENTONION SOLOMOMS SEAL (MRS AC HAPPS)
VHC MADISARMAR BIG APPLE (MRS S J DAVIS)

Limit - Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st KINGSHEATH WILLIAM REGAL SHCM (MRS K WHITTOCK)
Super 3 year old LWT dog reaching his prime and looking the part. In the class he looked stunning, yes he is up to size, but he is so balanced, workmanlike yet elegant and turned out to perfection. I find his head to have a lovely length and depth to the muzzle which is equal to backskull, the eye is almond shaped, and lovely fluting and chiselling all giving him the most gentle expression. His neck, which is strong and of good length flows seamlessly into his firm topline. Good depth, and spring of rib. Well boned limbs onto tight feet. He has the desired moderate hindquarters, which are very well muscled. On the move he just flowed, showing an excellent side gait and true and happy on the move. Such a shame he seemed to flag in the challenge and had to settle for the RCC
2nd MOMPESSON WINCHESTER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
Another super dog, who pushed winner all the way. Loved the way this dog is so free and easy on the move and so attentive and adoring to his handler. Another with a lovely masculine head, with good depth and length, coupled with the correct eye shape. Clean and lengthy neck, good depth of chest and forechest. Liked his hindquarters which showed good width, bend of stifle and muscle tone. Today just preferring topline of winner. What a happy and sound mover, a pleasure to watch.
3rd BERESFORD BUSTED (MRS T E TOPLISS)
Res TRYHARD DISCOVERY ( MRS S & MR M LONG & LEEMING)
VHC JOROBADEN BALLABRIGAS (MRS AC HAPPS)

Open - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st SH CH MELVERLY BUONA NOTTE (MR R J SMITH)
Gave this 2 year old L&W dog best puppy last time, and he has certainly reached potential. Thought him to be very smart and stylish. He has the desired strength and raciness but also the sort of presence that demands attention. When stacked this young dog has lovely lines clean and flowed. He has a masculine yet elegant head, which is well proportioned, with the correct chiselling and fluting and a dark almond eye. His clean neck, flows beautifully into his well held topline. He has admirable depth and spring to the ribs along with a lovely forechest. Quality boned limbs and well angulated both fore and aft. On the move his stride is so easy and free, showing a good length of stride and being true – DCC & BOB
2nd SH CH FOREST FRUIT FROM TAMAAM TO BERESFORD (IMP POL) (MRS T E TOPLISS)
Worthy 4 year old L&W champion dog. His overall shape when stood is compact and workmanlike. His head has good length and depth and is well proportioned, with the desired chiselling under the eyes and good stop, all giving a soft and gentle expression. His neck flows well into his topline, he also has super depth and a good forechest. Legs are well boned, and is well angulated fore and aft. On the move he went with purpose and drive. When called back into the challenge seemed to have lost his pizzazz.
3rd IR SH CH TEMPLECARRIG CATCH THE WIND, JUN CH (MISS M KNAPP)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st MERRYWATER MINSTREL AT KINGSHEATH SHCM (MRS K WHITTOCK)
B&W dog coming up 5 years old, and expertly handled by his young charge. A slightly longer cast dog, but he still showed a balanced outline. He has a super head, with a lovely dark eye and melting expression. He has enough depth, and holds a firm topline, moderate rear angulation. Moved at one with his handler with a happy demeanour
2nd MOMPESSON TRIBUTE TO ESSCROFT (MR P & MRS K DRINKALL)
A slightly more scopy dog at 7 years old looking fit as a fiddle. He has a masculine head, having good length to the foreface and with a dark eye. He has enough depth and good ribbing, slightly higher on the leg, with a moderate bend of stifle. Today not moving with any real enthusiasm

Veteran - Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st SH CH TRIMERE TRANQUILISER AT BETHRYN SHCM (MS K & MISS B HOLT)
7 year old L&W bitch, she has a pleasing outline when stood, liked her for her overall size and balance.
She has an appealing and feminine head, with good depth of muzzle, well chiselled and a kind dark almond eye. Her clean neck flowing into a well held topline. Would not want any more weight on her, showing a good spring of rib and enough depth. Liked her for her nicely angulated hindquarters. Moving with positivity, but not quite the drive of the dog in the veteran challenge
2nd ROQFOLLY ELLE'S BELLE (MS F GLENDINNING)
A more refined 8 year old L&W bitch than winner. Found her to be of a nice size and compact when stood in profile. Feminine head and well shaped dark eye giving a soft expression. Clean neck and a firm topline, liked her depth and well sprung ribs and being short coupled. Moving out true but no real sparkle today

Minor Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st TRIMERE TICATBOO (MISS S J CORBETT)
What a neat and elegant package this 7 month old LWT bitch is, having correct amount of substance and strength. She has a lovely compact outline when stood, her profile is very balanced for one so young. Liked that she has a good length of leg ratio to body. Pleasing head, good length of neck, nicely boned limbs onto tight feet. Good ribbing, deep brisket and short coupled. Thought her to have good hind quarters with good width and being short hock to heel. Not quite as co-ordinated on the move as yet, but a lovely outgoing personality and happy.
2nd PEASBLOSSOM ROMA AT KINGSHEATH (MRS K WHITTOCK)
A different stamp to this 8 month old LWT bitch, not quite the overall balance at the moment of the winner, being slightly longer cast. But I have to say, I was very taken with her, you could see her personality shining through, and moved like an old pro. She has a well shaped head, with lovely length to the foreface and nice rounding of the backskull. Eyes still to darken. Her body showed good depth and ribbing along with moderate hindquarters. She showed power, reach and drive on the move
3rd PEASBLOSSOM RUMOURS AT STRATHNAVER (MRS D CONRAD)
Res TRIMERE TICKLE ME FANCY (MR S, MRS M, MRS E & MISS G WILDSMITH & BROWN)
VHC LORDSETT WHISKY IN THE JAR AT REUBENS (MRS M C DOWNWARD)

Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st MELVERLY TOP TOTTI (MR R J SMITH)
Fell for this young bitch, who is coming up to a year old. She is from a slightly larger mould but thought she was lovely, very balanced all through with the required substance yet a hint of raciness to give that feminine elegance. Her head is still to break, but shows good proportions of back skull to foreface combined with depth and width of muzzle. Eyes are still to darken. Her neck is strong and clean, flowing beautifully into her firm and well held topline. Loved her bone, depth and forechest. Super width to her hindquarters. She has a free and positive gait, and at one with her handler BPIB
2nd BETHRYN MOONLIGHT SERENADE FOR AVONBURY (MRS M MACHRAY)
11 month old LWT bitch, more sturdy and compact in outline, but showing a balanced profile. She has a well proportioned head, and her eyes tone well to give a kind expression. Strong neck, firm topline, super spring to the ribs and good depth. Moderate bone and angulation. Moving out with enthusiasm.
3rd CASSAPPLE RUMBA (MR P S & MRS M A WILSON)

Junior - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
Found this a more difficult class, as none of these bitches seemed to be settled.
1st LORDSETT UPTOWN GIRL AT BERESFORD (IMP POL) (MRS T E TOPLISS)
Winner a 16 month old L&W. Her outline is a little more scopy, but presents a pleasing and stylish outline. Very feminine yet having substance and lovely bone. Her head is so balanced, clean cut, good length to the foreface, soft dark almond eyes. She is well developed through the body with depth and spring to the ribs. Good width to the thighs, but slightly longer in second thigh. Not overly settled on the move, but showed to be true.
2nd SPUFFING MOLLY'S SECRET (MRS J WEYMAN)
Different stamp to this 16 month old B&W, but with many lovely qualities. Another that was not settled on the move, but when stood, shows lovely balance and symmetry. More moderate all through than winner, having a nice compact outline. Pleasing head piece with a super dark eye and kind expression. Liked her well sprung ribs and being short coupled, with a firm and level topline. Showing more moderation in her angulation. On the move in profile showing good reach and drive, just not animated
3rd ROBORIS GUARDIAN ANGEL (IMP SWE) (MRS A CORBETT)
Res TEIGNVALLEY DIAVARI (MRS L & MRS C CROUCHER & NEWLOVE)

Novice - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st PEASBLOSSOM ROMA AT KINGSHEATH (MRS K WHITTOCK)
2nd SPUFFING MOLLY'S SECRET (MRS J WEYMAN)
3rd MOMPESSON GYPSY QUEEN (MRS R & MR M TWILLEY)
Res CALVDALE CLASSIC BLEND (MR G G & MRS J RAMSHAW)

Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st HUNTERHECK UNDER A SPELL JW (MR G & MRS A TERNENT)
What a pleasing smart and tidy bitch this one is. 21 months old, this B&W bitch has a lovely outline, she is compact, short coupled and well boned. When stood presents a balanced picture. She has plenty of ring presence which showed her to advantage. She has a clean flow from head to tail, good spring to the ribs, nicely boned, would like a little more forechest. Strong over the loin, with good hind quarters. On the move she is strong and active with good drive. Shown in full gleaming coat and well presented
2nd CALVDALE MALEFICENT OF ESSCROFT (MR P & MRS K DRINKALL)
Close up to winner, and similar in stamp, being of a lovely size and shape. Liked her overall balance and femininity. There is nothing overdone and all in proportion, to give a pleasing outline. Her head is elegant and feminine, eye toning with the coat. She has a good spring to the ribs, a firm level topline and short coupled. Moderate rear angulation, not quite the coat and finish of the winner. Just preferring winners rear drive on the move
3rd PETRANELLA THE REAL DEAL (MRS P, MR D & MISS A WALLIS & LEVENE)
Res ARCADIA AUTAUGA (MS L GREGORY)
VHC CELGARN MAGDALENA WITH MELKAMI (MR J W, MRS M J, MISS A C & MISS K J HUGHES)

Post Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
1st CARLYQUINN MAMA MIA (MRS H COKELL)
An honest sort of bitch, workmanlike yet feminine having a touch of style and elegance. She is slightly longer cast, but still presents a pleasing and admirable profile. She has a lovely head, so balanced and elegant, with good length to the foreface, chiselling and fluting and eyes now darkening. Clean through the back skull, flowing well into her lengthy neck, just needing to firm up a little in topline. She has good bone and tight feet. She caught my eye on the move, being happy and positive
2nd HOLLIVERA'S VERONA WITH EASTRIDING (IMP SWE) (MRS K JENKINSON)
Liked the size, balance and body proportions of this 2 year old LWT bitch. She has a compact and deep body, with the correct length of leg to show total balance. Today preferred the elegance of winner in the head, but still well proportioned. Eye starting to darken nicely. She has a good reach of neck, which flows well into her strong and level topline, finishing with a correctly set on tail. Body has good depth and spring to the ribs. Liked her hind quarters, with good width and bend of stifle. She showed to be correct in her footfall and with good drive
3rd MOMPESSON WORDS (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
Res CHERISHYM CHARA (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
VHC CELGARN NEXT CHAPTER WITH MELKAMI (MR J W, MRS M J, MISS A C & MISS K J HUGHES)

Limit - Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st TRIMERE TA DAH ( MRS A F HILL)
A bitch I judged as a minor puppy, lovely to see her now reaching maturity, and one I considered for top honours. She is oh so very smart, being the correct size, compact, well bodied but with a hint of raciness and a big helping of elegance. Fell for her feminine head, which has the correct planes and showing length to the foreface, correct stop and chiselling finished off with the melting expression. Her body is well developed with depth, spring to the ribs and short coupled. Her topline is firm and level, but the handler can at times stand her sloping. She has good bone and tight well knuckled feet. Good width to the hindquarters and short hock to heel. Showing reach and drive on the move
2nd SPUFFING RIOJA (MRS J WEYMAN)
nother lovely bitch, now coming into her own. She has a lovely shape when stood, very balanced and full of quality. She is well put together to give the right amount of body and substance, correct leg length and elegance. Another with a lovely appealing expression, good length of neck flowing into a well held topline. She has ample depth and ribbing and short coupled. Today moving out soundly but not quite matching winner
3rd PETRANELLA FLIPPIN GOSSIP JW (MS C P SAVELL)
Res MELVERLY WHAT STYLE (MR K E & MRS W J WILLEY)
VHC MOMPESSON ROYAL FLUSH (MR R & MRS J REYNOLDS)

Open - Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
What a fabulous class to judge, one that I could have quite happily given any one of them the CC. It is lovely to see such super quality in one class.
1st SH CH DONARDEN MADAME BUTTERFLY (MRS N DOBBIN)
Winner, now in her prime and today was to be her day, she just shone, she had to with such stiff competition. Just loved her, she is of a lovely size, with good substance, yet feminine all through and showed her socks off! She has the most delightful feminine head, very well proportioned and full of quality. Super dark eye, well chiselled, with the desired stop and fluting all combined to give a melting expression, which I kept going back to look at! She has a flow from nose to tail, today keeping a strong and firm topline. She has good bone, super depth and spring of ribs, short coupled and good bend of stifle. Turned out in perfect condition and well presented in full gleaming coat. Her movement was free and positive, just felt in the challenge the dog had a little more forward reach, but delighted to award her the CC
2nd MOMPESSON ROYAL DANCER (MR R W & MRS F JACKSON)
Another super bitch, full of breed type. She is of a similar size and shape to winner, with a tad more substance and bone. Her shape when stood held immediate appeal. She has excellent balance and substance but with the correct length of leg and right amount of raciness. Her head has good balance of backskull to foreface, her neck has that lovely arch and flows well into her topline. Correct angulation both fore and aft, super depth to the ribcage and spring to the ribs. Really liked her hindquarters, they have a lovely bend of stifle but are not long in second thigh, giving the fore square appearance. Moving out true but without any real enthusiasm. Today having to settle for the RCC preferring the head and drive on the move of winner
3rd SH CH TRIMERE TERESA GREEN (MISS S J CORBETT)
Res SH CH CALVDALE DUTY CALLS (MRS T E TOPLISS)
VHC PETRANELLA GOSSIP GIRL JW (MS C P SAVELL)

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st CELGARN NEXT CHAPTER WITH MELKAMI (MR J W, MRS M J, MISS A C & MISS K J HUGHES)
6 year old L&W bitch, she is top end for size and today carrying a little too much weight. She has a pleasing head, with a soft and gentle expression. Strong muscular neck, good depth to the brisket, moderate hind quarters and shown with plenty of feathering. Moving out steadily