South Western ESSC Open Show Judge Mrs Jacky Mitchell


SWESSS Oct lineup

My sincere thanks to the friendly committee of the SWESSC for the invitation to judge at their well organised Open Show and to the exhibitors who supported me with some lovely dogs.


Minor Puppy Dog
1st Eyeingtons Meadowdale Banjo
What a glorious puppy to start off the day! So mature and well developed for his age. Loved his head, which was balanced and refined with kind dark eye and soft expression. Clean throat, super reach of neck and correct shoulder assembly. Plenty enough depth all through, really well bodied with lovely bone and feet, super hindquarters and well bent stifles. Moved with a lot of panache for one so young but soundly and carrying a firm topline, immaculately turned out in wonderful coat and condition. Simply loved everything about him and will watch, what I suspect will be a meteoric rise to the top and well deserved it will be too! Best Dog, Best Puppy In Show and Best In Show!

Puppy Dog
1st Eyeingtons Meadowdale Chaos
Another smart and quality puppy from this exhibitor. Slightly smaller than his kennel mate, with pleasing head and expression. His eyes are of correct shape and should darken with maturity to improve his expression still further. Lean, long neck and clean over the shoulders with excellent length and angle to upper arm. Deep enough in chest and body for age with moderately angled rear quarters. A little loose in front movement currently but this will hopefully tighten in time. Flawlessly presented and in lovely coat as always from this kennel. Liked this promising youngster very much too, without doubt another with a bright future.

Special Yearling Dog
1st Dunsdon/Woodbridge's Seaspring Shipwrecked JW
Elegant young male with sublime head and expression. His head is balanced and gently chiselled with lovely eyes of correct shape and colour. There is nothing harsh or scary about this head and I could happily look at his dreamy expression all day. His front assembly is correct with long neck, well placed shoulders and good upper arm angle. Excellent forechest, best of the day. Plenty of bone for his size, feet could be tighter and rounder. Well presented and in super coat. Moved out with some style and enthusiasm today and is sound on the up and back. Liked him a lot but in the challenge, he looked the adolescent that he most definitely still is. Hope he continues to develop in a positive way and that good things do come to those that wait!

Maiden Dog
1st Eyeingtons' Meadowdale Banjo
2nd Eyeingtons' Meadowdale Chaos

Novice Dog
1st Eyeingtons' Meadowdale Banjo
2nd Eyeingtons' Meadowdale Chaos

Graduate Dog
1st Dunsdon/Woodbridge Seaspring Shipwrecked JW
2nd Warbricks' Lyndbury Lightning Star
Strongly made and compact male of fair size and moderation. Head a little strong particulary in back skull, nevertheless he has a pleasing expression. Acceptable length of neck and forehand assembly but would like better rear angulation and for him to be shorter from hock to heel. Well boned, bodied and in good coat. Moved a bit close going away and rather proud of his tail today.

Post Graduate Dog
1st Cummings/Bartley Carlyquinn Come on Over to Hollysend
Flashily-marked boy of good size. Compactly-made with correct bend of stifle. Masculine in head with correct eye shape. Shoulder a little upright and would prefer a better reach of neck. Firm in topline with good set on of tail used well on the move. Think he would benefit from slightly less weight but moved enthusiastically and soundly.

Limit Dog
1st Topliss' Petranella Perfick Choice for Beresford
Quality male with refined, well chiselled head and gorgeous expression from the darkest of eyes. Lovely length to neck with correct shoulder and upper arm assembly. Would prefer fractionally more depth in brisket although he has plenty of substance elsewhere. Good spring of rib, excellent bone and tight feet. His overall proportions appealed greatly and he has the very best of quarters with super bend of stifle and short, strong hocks. Well muscled and in fit, hard condition, sound and strong on the move. Reserve Best Dog.
2nd Glass' Tiverstone Prarie Spy at Covina
Darkly-marked, mature male with a more old fashioned style about him. A little strong in back skull and eyes, although of correct shape, could be darker. Super depth all through and decently off for bone and feet. Moderately angled, would prefer shorter hocks. Loved the way he moved with such enthusiasm but his rear movement did let him down a little.
3rd Hobbs Whitebrrok Lord of the Rings

Open Dog
1st Cockells' Trimere Transition to Carlyquinn
Smart boy, free from exaggeration and another of correct size. Pleasing, well balanced head although I would prefer a little more refinement and a softer expression. Acceptable length of neck, correctly- placed shoulders and good upper arm assembly. Compact with excellent spring and depth to rib. Plenty of bone and tight feet. Enough rear angulation. Moved soundly with an easy stride and good swing from the shoulder. Well made and of excellent type, just failing to sell himself particularly on the move and it was his lack of sparkle that cost him in the challenge.
2nd Topliss' Rianlas in the Black to Beresford
Stylish and eye-catching black and white male with super and symmetrical angulation fore and aft. Different style of head to 1 but still appealing with such a gentle expression from eyes of correct shape and the beautiful dark colour you would expect. Pleasing length of neck, very well constructed forehand with impressive length and angle to upper arm. Depth and substance a plenty with decent bone and feet. Is a little narrow coming towards you but moves with much animation and with strong drive from the rear.

Veteran Dog
1st Williams/Toublics Cobhay Sweet William ShCM
Eleven year old boy of pleasing proportions and size. Compact and not exaggerated in any way. Very refined male head with dark eye and gentle expression. Just enough bone for a boy, but good depth and carrying the correct weight for his make and shape. Not in the best of coats but such a happy soul who moved out exuberantly with a constantly wagging tail.

Special Beginners Dog
1st Warbricks' Lyndberry Lightning Star