Minor Puppy - Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st MELVERLY BUONA NOTTE (MR R J SMITH) What a way to start the day! Top quality puppy dog with the balance and style one has come to expect from this kennel. Pleasing masculine head, no doubting his sex, with a kind eye. He has good length of neck flowing into well placed shoulders, with correct length and return of upper arm. Very well boned, good depth, he is well ribbed back, compact in loin, with  great hindquarters, good width of thigh and low set hocks. For a dog of just 6 months and a minute, his composure on the move was excellent, and he was sound on the away and back.  Needs to even up slightly in topline, but this is purely a growth issue, however the reach, extension and drive he exhibited on the move, took my eye and ensured him BPIB and in the final cut Of 3 for the CC!! What a debut! Will follow his career with great interest  

Junior - Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1st CALVDALE NIGHT COURT (MR & MRS M CALVERT) Impressive young male......he came. He saw. He conquered. Lovely masculine head with correct chiselling, and a super eye and expression. His construction throughout is balanced. A moderate dog in many ways, he has good length of neck into well laid shoulders, and a good length of upper arm. He is very well boned, showing the substance to go with his sex, but no hint of coarseness. He stands foresquare on the most super feet. He has lovely depth throughout, is very well ribbed-well back, and compact through the loin. He is very well let down behind, well rounded quarters with good width of second thigh 'meatier' than most, right down to low set hocks. On the move he is sound, collected and accurate, and whilst he may not appear as flambouyant as some, he covers the ground with free easy strides . Many years ago, his owner wrote an Ode to Cleavehill Johnnie Walker, which contained the following line " A quietly spoken upright gent, dressed in silken black…”.....this undoubtedly sums up this young man, his correctness and balance all through being covered with a beautifully presented gleaming black jacket. My penchant for good black and whites is undoubtedly well known, however, until today, when judging, none have rocked my boat as much as this youngster.....and it was my pleasure to award him his first cc and ultimately BOB.
2nd JOROBADEN BALLABRIGAS (MRS A C HAPPS) LW male of pleasing overall type. He is masculine in head, and his eye and expression were pleasing. He is quite balanced in outline, moderately angled throughout, with fair depth. He is well boned and compact. Needs to be a little more collected on the move, but he went with adequacy both on the away and back and in profile. Well conditioned and presented 

Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 9 Absentees: 3

1st BERKENBAR GENEPI (MRS B GANARIN) Young man of very pleasing type, has a look of quality. Masculine headpiece, with a proportionate length of skull to foreface. He presents a picture of balance . He is moderately angled fore and aft, and very well boned, a strongly made dog all through, yet retains a degree of refinement in appearance.  Compact in loin, very well let down behind, he uses his hocks well as he drives around the ring, covering some ground, and quite sound as he goes. To be critical, a little more fill in front would enhance, and would like to see his ‘whites’ sparkle a little more, but one with potential who could do some very useful winning.
2nd TRYHARD PRIVATEER AT DEBANZA (MR A & MRS A GEDDES) A pleasing dog, yet not eyecatching. He again has a masculine headpiece, with that ‘noble’ outlook, that comes from a little more length throughout the head. His eye and expression is kind and appealing. He is moderately angled throughout, and again very well boned. Well bodied and good depth, h is nicely proportioned. Very well let down, and used his hocks well to really cover the ground. A little proud of his tail at times, but otherwise has super deportment as he goes round the ring. Some may describe him as ‘old fashioned’ – a very useful dog
3rd ALANEA JUKE FOR CHERISHYM (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
Res GAOLACHCARA SOMHLTH SH CM (MR & MRS STEVENSON)
VHC BAXBALACH RUMOUR HAS IT (MRS F MCGOVERN)

Limit - Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1st BARECHO GOLD FEVER AT PEASBLOSSOM (IMP SWE) (MR & MRS D MITCHELL) A dog of very pleasing proportions. Well chiselled head with a super dark eye and melting expression, to coin a phrase of the late Ellen Dobson, eyes like brown velvet. He has a good length of neck and is absolutely balanced in his fore and hind angulation.  When i stood back to look he just gives the impression of being  'all of a piece'. He is not overcoated and as a result, everything is there for the eye to see. A very compact dog, with good ribbing and depth, and is well coupled. Nicely rounded hindquarters and low set hocks. He stands on well boned legs, with good feet. When he moved, he did so with great extension, reach and drive, and cannot fail to catch the eye as he powers round the ring. Without being too critical a more masculine headpiece would enhance his appeal even more, and this was undoubtedly a deciding factor in the dog challenge, but i felt he ticked so many boxes for his breed type, size and construction, on todays performance he could not be denied the Res CC. A quality medium sized well made dog who could do the breed a power of good!
2nd MEADOWDALE RIOT IS MADAZA (MISS S D LARGE) a quality dog, of different style to my winner. I have often admired him from the ringside – and was not disappointed on handling. He pleases in his headpiece, masculine, yet not coarse, nicely balanced skull to foreface. Moderately angled fore and aft, he presented a very pleasing outline, with good height to length proportions. Good ribbing and depth, compact, he was very well let down behind, and has good bone and nice thickly padded well shaped feet. He moves accurately and with style, reach extension and drive all good. He was in super hard condition and was beautifully presented as usual. I am sure his 3rd cannot be far away – he should wear his crown!!!
3rd EASTRIDING ARMANI BLACK (MRS K JENKINSON)
Res PLAIGLEN DREAM DANCER (MR KL & MRS M E MORGAN)
VHC GAOLACHCARA OGHMA SH CM (MR & MRS STEVENSON)

Open - Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1st SH CH MEADOWDALE CHAOS JW SHCM (MR S & MRS J EYEINGTON) A dog who will always catch the eye. As he has matured, he has refined somewhat in headpiece and now has a beautifully moulded, masculine head, and good expression. Super length and return of upper arm, well ribbed back, good depth, good covering on him, and as usually presented in immaculate condition. Nicely proportioned throughout, great bone and feet. In the class he performed with his usual style, yet n the challenge wasnt covering the ground as well as my final 3
2nd SH CH JOROBADEN ALDERNITI OF EMIANNA JW (MRS A C HAPPS) a dog who continues to improve. Pleasing in so many ways- of good breed type. His head is masculine, and now with age the darker eye gives the kind look that had been lacking in him before. He is well made throughout, nicely proportioned, with good body and depth, compact in loin, and completely balanced in his moderate angulation for and aft. He moves soundly, covering the ground well. A close decision here today, just lacked a little of the “sparkle” of the younger male in the class.
3rd SH CH LOCHINDORB CHIEF O'THE CLAN SH CM (MR R S & MRS M I NICOLSON)
Res SU/NU CH HIGH SCORE XCITING XPERIENCE WITH CELGARN (MR G & MRS C NOTLEY)
VHC PETRANELLA PERFICKLY FRANK WITH DEXBENELLA JW SHCM (MRS J & MISS D LAUCHLAN)