Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge their open show. There was a lovely large outdoor ring to give the dogs plenty of opportunity to move. Some lovely dogs seen, all with that great springer temperament. Unfortunately too many dogs lack correct exercise and this showed particularly in the rear movement and flat feet with long nails, presentation did not help in some cases. Very pleased with overall winners

JD
1 Walkers' Lochbride Mastercraftsman at Dexbenella
Liver & white 16mth old. Well presented in lovely coat. Foreface and skull in proportion in length, starting to develop under the eyes and through the stop, would like more width to the skull buts he’s young so has time on his side. Well set correct shaped eyes, good colour. Good length neck, into well laid back shoulders. Straight front, well boned legs into tight compact feet. Deep chest, balanced length of body. Well let down hindquarters, which he used to move well around the ring.
2 Wakelens' Seaspring Beat To Quarters
14 mth old. Broader in skull than 1 and eyes needs to darken. Good straight front and length of upper arm. Feet need to tighten. Good length of body. Moved okay

SYD
1 Walkers' Lochbride Mastercraftsman at Dexbenella

ND
1 Wakelens' Seaspring Beat To Quarters

GD

1 Walkers' Lochbride Mastercraftsman at Dexbenella
2 Hensons' Melkami William's Wonder at Kobrocobi
Lovely masculine head. Strong straight front into tight front feet, moderate layback. Slightly longer cast in the body. moved okay
3 Fitchetts' Neoinean Wizard
4 Speeds' Torbeck Pennanwell Bay

PGD

1 Whittocks' Kingsheath William Regal ShCM
2yr. Well presented Tri in lovely coat. Handsome masculine head. Strong foreface, lovely chiselling under eyes and developed well through the stop. Skull broad and slightly rounded. Well set correct shaped eyes, good colour. Strong, good length neck, into well laid backed shoulders. Straight front, well boned legs into tight compact feet. Deep chest, well developed body of good length. Well-muscled hindquarters, broad thigh, moderate bend of stifle. Moved well, with reach & drive. RBD

LD
1 Weymans' Donarden Trailblazer for Spuffing
Masculine balanced head correct shaped eyes that could be darker. Good length of upper arm and layback. Deep chest, tight elbow, good length of body. Hindquarters lacking muscle and this showed with hind movement
2 Warbrick’s Lyndberry Lightening Star
5yr. Masculine head, set on good strong neck, shorter in upper arm which restricts front movement. Good length of body. Moved okay from the rear

OD
1 Whittocks Merrywater Minstrel at Kingsheath ShCM
.Stood alone but a lovely classic springer not over done. Foreface and Skull in complete balance with chiselling below excellent set dark eyes with a melting expression. Set on good length, strong muscular neck. Deep chest. Well-laid back shoulders, set on strong well boned forelegs. Good length of upper arm which allowed good extension on the move. Tight well shaped feet. Body strong, well sprung ribs. Hindquarters are strong and with well-developed 2nd thigh. He used the ring to his advantage ,Good reach at the front and drive from the back. BD & BIS

SBD

1 Hensons' Melkami William's Wonder at Kobrocobi
2 Warbricks' Lyndberry Lightning Star
3 Fitchetts' Neoinean Wizard