It was a pleasure to judge at this well run show a breed that was my first love and is still very dear to me. On a general note I was disappointed to find some round eye apertures whifch detracts from that super Springer expression, also some exhibits had round heavy bone which ended in large feet. While I am aware that the Standard calls for 'well boned' I was always taught that bone should be oval not round as this helps with the impression of the 'raciest in build of all land Spaniels'. Some exhibits lacked muscletone and second thigh which often combined with not having that special Springer gait. I would never penalise a Springer for being a litle exuberant but I do think that some exhibits would benefit from ringcraft classes, it's both difficult and time consuming trying to assess a dog that's not trained for the ring.

Minor Puppy - Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST DONARDEN RIGOLETTO (MRS G DONALDSON)
raw young dog who must not grow anymore. Masculine head, good reach of neck, lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, correct topline & tailset. Movement difficult to assess.

Puppy - Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST TRIMERE TOM CRUISE WITH PETRANELLA (MS C P SAVELL)
this l/w boy stood alone but deserved his place. Good for size, and head and expression, correct reach of neck, and front & rear assembly with well developed thigh and second thigh, well balanced with correct tailset. Just still needing to tighten a little in front movement.

Junior - Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST PETRANELLA PROPER GOSSIP (MS & MR SAVELL, ALLEN & BOTT)
l/w with classic head, good eye and expression, good reach of neck & lay of shoulder, correct size with just the right amount of body, good coat and strong quarters, good overall balance, both standing and on the move, in good coat and condition.
2ND REUBENS RAZZLE DAZZLE (MRS M C & MRS H J DOWNWARD & MERRY)
similar type to 1and close up. Another with a good head, reach of neck and lay of shoulder. Correct spring of rib, topline, tailset and quarters.
3RD CHETRUDA SECRET ASSET (MRS V LOCKHART)
RES BAXBALACH RUMOUR HAS IT (MRS F MCGOVERN)
VHC BORDACITY BY REQUEST AT POTRAIL (MRS H & MR S MACLEAY)

Yearling - Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST PETRANELLA PROPER GOSSIP (MS & MR SAVELL, ALLEN & BOTT)
2ND DUKEDEL DREAM OF MINE (MR R & MRS R RAWDING)
Built on smaller lines than most, this l/w dog has a good head, eye & expression, correct reach of neck which flows nicely into well laid shoulders with more than average return of upper arm, good topline & tailset, well developed thigh & second thigh, moved out well.
3RD CHETRUDA SECRET ASSET (MRS V LOCKHART)

Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST BERKENBAR GENEPI ( MRS B GANARIN)
lovely type of l/w dog with true Springer gait, masculine head without being coarse, good eye & expression, correct reach of neck & front assembly, good rib & topline & tailset, strong quarters with the correct angles.
2ND TRALAY BLACKJACK (MR J & MRS M N HAY)
b/w dog with good head & eye & expression, just the right amount of neck which flowed well into good lay of shoulders & topline, good body & bone. Feet, perhapsa tad long.
3RD ALANEA JUKE FOR CHERISHYM (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
RES GAOLACHCARA SOMHLTH SH CM (MR & MRS STEVENSON)
VHC TRYHARD PRIVATEER AT DEBANZA (MR A & MRS A GEDDES)

Limit - Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1ST ANACAPA PIPERS SONG FOR TINGVELLE (MRS H MERRY)
l/w dog whose markings don't do him any favours. Quality head with good dark eye & pleasing expession, correct reach of neck which flows into well laid shoulders with correct return of upper arm, good for topline, spring of rib & depth of body, correct bone & feet & topline & tailset, strong quarters with well developed thigh and second thigh, moved with true Springer drive & reach. CC.
2ND MOMPESSON FLAWLESS IS MADAZA (MISS S D LARGE)
another true Springer with correct action, head, neck, shoulder & upper arm, good overall balance. Unfortunately not wearing his best coat.
3RD GAOLACHCARA OGHMA SH CM (MR & MRS STEVENSON)
RES CHERISHYM OUTLAW (MISS J WOOLHOUSE)
VHC FEORIIG ICE N'FIRE (MR C R STOKES)

Open - Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST SH CH TRIMERE THRILLER (MRS A CORBETT)
correct size l/w dog who is well balanced both standing and on the move, pleasing head, good reach of neck, lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, just the right amount of body, correct bone & feet, well developed thigh & second thigh, moved well. RCC
2ND MEADOWDALE RIOT IS MADAZA (MISS S D LARGE)
another classy dog with good head & eye & expression, correct throught neck, shoulder & upper arm, good bone & feet, correct topline & tailset, strong quarters, moved well. Rangier than 1.
3RD PETRANELLA PERFICKLY FRANK WITH DEXBENELLA JW SHCM (MRS J & MISS D LAUCHLAN)
RES ALANEA SMAX TO REUBENS JW (MRS M C DOWNWARD)
VHC CHERISHYM OUTLAW (MISS J WOOLHOUSE)

Minor Puppy - Bitch Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST DONARDEN MADAME BUTTERFLY (MISS N CAMERON)
lovely l/w baby, classic head with unusually dark eye for one so young, good through neck & shoulder & upper arm, correct bone & feet, enough body for age, good quarters & profile movement.

Puppy - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST TRIMERE TERESA GREEN (MRS A CORBETT)
mature l/w/t puppy with good head carried on correct reach of neck, good lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, good body, topline & tailset, strong quarters used to her advantage to move well.
2ND CHERISHYM CHARA (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
this l/w baby was one who was enjoying her day out & hence movemtn was difficult to asses. Has a lovely feminine head, is good through neck, good angles & bone & feet, pleasing outline and balance.

Junior - Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST CHERISHYM CELANEO (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
quality l/w with a lovely head, correct reach of neck & lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, good body, bone & feet, good topline & tailset, well developed thigh and second thigh for her age , in good coat, proper Springer gait when she allows you to see it. BP.
2ND PETRANELLA FLIPPIN GOSSIP (MS & MR SAVELL, ALLEN & BOTT)
another quality bitch who was close up to 1. Good all through and super profile movement.
3RD ROSANNOCH FORTUNA (MRS E ROSE)
RES MELVERVLY WHAT STYLE (MR K & MRS W WILEY)
VHC BAXBALACH HERES TROUBLE (MRS F MCGOVERN)

Yearling - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST TRIMERE TOUGH COOKIE (MRS A CORBETT)
Nice size bitch with a good head & neck, correct angles, right amount of body & depth, good topline & tailset, in lovely condition, moved as a Springer should with style & enthusiasm.
2ND ROSANNOCH FORTUNA (MRS E ROSE)
quality young bitch with good head & neck, good lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, sufficient body for age, correct tailset, moved well.

Post Graduate - Bitch entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1ST TRIMERE TOTAL OBSESSION WITH TRIXHUND SHCM (MR J & MR D M BULLOCK & LEWIS)
quality l/w/t with classy head, corerct thorugh neck & shoulder & return of upper arm, just the right amount of bone with good feet, well developed thigh & second thigh, moved well.
2ND BERKENBAR GABRIELLA ( MRS B GANARIN)
another quality bitch who was close up to 1 but unfortunately not wearing her best coat.
3RD MELVERLY ISLAY INSPIRED AT LOSSIEDOON (MRS D SCOTT)
RES RISELAWROAD COPACABANA FOR BAXBALACH (MRS F MCGOVERN)
VHC BERKENBAR CASSANDRA AT ARDTALLA (DR B SCORGIE)

Limit - Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1ST TRIMERE TRANQUILISER AT BETHRYN SHCM (MS K & MISS B HOLT)
quality Springer who pushed hard for top honours, lovely head & eye, correct neck, good lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, correct bone & feet, strong quarters with well developed thigh & second thigh, correct Springer gait.
2ND PETRANELLA GOSSIP GIRL JW (MS C P SAVELL)
another quality bitch of true Springer type. Good through head, front assembly, body & overall balance. Moved well, just lost out through carrying a little too much weight.
3RD BERKENBAR ARRIANA AT ARDTALLA (DR B SCORGIE)
RES GAOLACHCARA CLIODNA JW SH CM (MR & MRS STEVENSON)
VHC RISELAWROAD BLUE BRAID (MS C & MR P BROUGH & WALKER)

Open - Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST SH CH/IR SH CH CALVDALE MY GIRL OF FALLENLEAF JW SHCM (MR & MRS G & J CUNLIFFE)
lovely head with super Springer expression, correct slightly arched neck, good lay of shoulder & return of upper arm, just the right amount of body with good topline & tailset, correct bone & feet,strong quarters with well developed thigh & second thigh, movement good from all angles with correct Springer gait. CC & BOB.
2ND DEXBENELLA ELUZIVE DREAM (MRS J & MISS D LAUCHLAN)
another quality bitch with good head carried on correct neck, good front assembly, just the right amount of body & bone, strong quarters, moved as a Spriinger should. RCC.
3RD TRIMERE TOUCH OF BLACK (MRS A CORBETT)
RES PETRANELLA JUST PERFICK JW (MS C P SAVELL)
VHC TRALAY TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS (MR J & MRS M N HAY)