Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of South Wales
BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
Dogs – Ms Sharon Barkley (Cherryheath)
Bitches – Mrs Honor Harrison (Glenbrows)
Referee – Mrs Jan Rees (Typica)
Kennel Club Challenge Certificate – Dogs
Judge: Ms Sharon Barkley (Cherryheath)
I would like to thank all of the exhibitors for accepting my placings with such good humour, I was honoured to be asked to judge at a breed club show and thoroughly enjoyed my day.
For my class winners I was looking for, wherever possible, what I considered to be typical Welsh Springer Spaniels with heads showing stop and chiselling below the eye and soft and kind expressions together with sound and happy movement.
I was delighted with my final line-up of dogs – showing type in plenty.
CLASS 1 – VETERAN DOG (5:1 abs)
1st Brown’s Bowdonia Ozzie – Have always liked this dog and today he caught my eye on entering and moving round the ring, excellent balanced type. Now 7 years old but has lost none of his enthusiasm. Very pleasing head and kindly expressive eyes, deep well ribbed body, good bone, slightly greying in muzzle now but otherwise presented with rich red gleaming coat, tight feet, good shape held on the move with a constantly wagging tail. Today delighted to award him BVD and with the agreement of my co-judge BVIS
2nd Woodhams’ Tobermyn Minstrel Boy – Well boned, slightly longer than 1, well coated, very pleasing head, good hind angulation, moved very happily with drive and purpose on good feet
3rd Attwood’s Ir Sh Ch Kylowen Drym Sh CM
CLASS 2 – SPECIAL WORKING DOG (2)
1st Sutherland’s Jacranella Solo Honest and typical, good body & bone, the best of feet, typy head with good stop and chiselling below the eye, good front angulation, coat in good condition, correct stifle, if I am going to be slightly critical would like slightly more height, moved happily and with enthusiasm to win this class however couldn’t quite match the OD in the final challenge RCC
2nd Smith’s Isfryn Peeping Tom JW non-flashy and balanced dog, well presented in good coat & condition, good front and shoulders, firm body with a muscular loin, moved soundly on firm feet
CLASS 3 – MINOR PUPPY DOG (2)
1st Evans’ Glenbrows Born To Be very raw 7 month old dog and would have liked more body but won the class on type and happy movement, straight front with correct hind angulation, moved happily on tight feet
2nd Worth’s Sarabande Name Of The Game (Ai) not the ring presence of 1 giving handler a hard time, up to size well coated young dog, very pleasing head with kind eyes,
CLASS 4 – PUPPY DOG (4)
1st Graham’s Don’s Bold As Brass With Nyliram (Imp Swe) nearly 10 months old well bodied young dog, well boned and coated presenting a lovely balanced outline, not a strong head but still obviously a dog, pleasing expression, good reach of neck with a firm body, straight front, excellent shoulders, moved happily and with enthusiasm on good feet. Pleased to award him BPD
2nd Stevenson’s Mymmsbrook Matador With Blythway slightly older and slightly longer than 1 but still presenting a compact outline, mature, well coated young dog, loved his head, well boned, good hind angulation, moved very happily with drive and purpose
3rd Hillard’s Benoveor No Easy Way Out
CLASS 5 – JUNIOR DOG (5:2 abs)
1st Chandler’s Chanangel Jo Sugden mature although only just out of Puppy and won this class on overall compact & balanced shape together with his happy driving movement, good shape head with kindly eye, excellent bone and good shoulders, tight well padded feet, a gleaming red coat completed the picture.
2nd Graham’s Don’s Bold As Brass With Nyliram (Imp Swe) 1st in PD
3rd Stevenson’s Mymmsbrook Matador With Blythway.
CLASS 6 – YEARLING DOG (2)
1st Ritchie’s Waverlyline To Tobermory At Slapestones lovely outline on the stand, super masculine head with soft expression, well off for body & bone, well coated, good front & hind angulation, moved out happily - slightly better coming than going - on tight well padded feet
2nd Hankins’ Julita Rainmaker With Woodelrond gave handler a hard time, well balanced, short coupled, pleasing head, in good coat, moved happily round the ring, also slightly better coming than going on good feet
CLASS 7 – NOVICE DOG (2)
1st Graham’s Don’s Bold As Brass With Nyliram (Imp Swe) 1st in PD
2nd Buckwell’s Killena Shadow Dancing (Ai) Good shape: compact and short coupled, loved his head and expression, in good coat which was a deep rich red, good hind angulation, excellent tight feet, unfortunately not as happy on the move as 1,
CLASS 8 – POST GRADUATE DOG (6:1 abs)
1st Tolladay’s Bethersden Brigadier 2 year old who presents a good outline although if I am going to be a tad critical would like slightly more height, compact and well coated, good reach of neck with a firm body, straight front, good shoulders and well angulated hind, moved soundly on excellent feet.
2nd Douglas’ Chanangel Yorkshire Gold To Santallina excellent type presented in good coat & condition, masculine and slightly stronger head than 1 but still with a soft expression, well off for bone, good neck into a mature well ribbed body, strong quarters, moved true away and back on excellent feet
3rd. Gough’s Julita Rukester Have always liked this dog, excellent outline & overall type but he does give his handler a tricky time
CLASS 9 – LIMIT DOG (8:1abs)
1st Wren’s Llon Derwen Dar At Gwynmarren has masculinity, quality and substance all in the correct proportions, compact in shape, pleasing head, well moulded with good eye and expression, clean neck and shoulders, excellent legs and feet, well sprung ribs, sound, free mover presented in superb coat. Won this class on type but didn’t match the major winners in movement in the final challenge. His time will come.
2nd Graham’s Nyliram Let’s Twist Again JW excellent balanced type, lovely kind yet masculine head, clean neck with well laid shoulders, good hind angulation, deep well ribbed body, gleaming coat, good tailset, tight feet, moved freely with reach and drive with a good shape held on the move.
3rd Cemis’ Taimere’s Talk About Me
CLASS 10 – OPEN DOG (7:2 abs)
1st Williams’ Isfryn Spot The Difference at Trebettyn another honest non-flashy and balanced dog from this kennel, well presented, now greying in his muzzle but in good coat & condition, typy head with good stop and chiselling below the eye, good front, shoulders, firm body with a muscular loin, won the class with sound positive movement on tight feet, moved with enthusiasm to win this class. It was to be his day as he kept going through both challenges to win DCC, his 3rd and with the agreement of my co-judge RBIS.
2nd Oliver’s Sh Ch Glenbrows Royal Dragon I have always liked this dog and today he caught my eye on entering and moving round the ring, excellent balanced type and in full bloom, loved his head, clean neck with good front angulation, deep well ribbed body, well presented with rich red gleaming coat, tight feet, good shape held on the move with a constantly wagging tail although he didn’t move as freely as 1 which lost him top honors today.
3rd Jenkins’ Cwmbeili Morgan
CLASS 11 – SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG (2:1 abs)
1st Hillard’s Benoveor No Easy Way Out 3rd in PD and going through a tricky phase in maturity, honest dog in all areas just requiring time and ringcraft giving handler a difficult time on the stand, lovely head with soft and kindly expression, moved freely on tight feet
CLASS 12 – MR DANNY PRITCHARD SPECIAL MEMORIAL STAKES – Dog Bred By Exhibitor (2)
1st Pick & Chisholm’s Llon Ddraig Goch this 8 year old dog really came into his own on the move. On the stand he tended to go ‘into his neck’ but stretched out and flowed once moving. Very typy dog, compact with masculine head, good bone, well laid shoulders and good hind angulation, well sprung ribs, now slightly greying around his head but in good rich red/white coat over his body, moved happily and with purpose on good feet.
2nd Attwood’s Ir Sh Ch Kylowen Drym ShCM another veteran, 3rd in VD and another who moved out well on good feet, lovely head with a good eye & kind expression, straight front, good shoulders and hind angulation, coat still rich in colour – possibly would benefit from slightly less coat.
CLASS 13 – GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME – DOG (2)
1st Hills-Page’s Llon Camri another very typy dog from this kennel (a 3rd class winner), an honest dog in all areas, compact with pleasing head, well bodied, rich red/white and well conditioned coat, good shoulders, tight feet, free, happy and sound mover although rather proud of his tail.
2nd Bennett’s Helgen Romeo The Lover For Flyboron slightly longer cast than 1 but still showing good type throughout, in good coat, masculine head & kindly eye, well angulated front and rear, moved happily on neat feet. Today he was carrying just a tad too much weight.
BEST IN SHOW
Delighted to agree with my co-judge:
BIS: Sutherland’s Jacranella Sonata so type and presented in excellent coat & condition, well balanced, lovely feminine head with a good eye & soft expression, good reach of neck & well laid shoulders, good depth of chest and well ribbed body, strong well developed quarters with a good bend of stifle, moved soundly in the challenge. Her 3rd CC. Litter sister to both the RDCC and RBCC winners – a super litter
RBIS: Williams’ Isfryn Spot The Difference at Trebettyn
BPIS: Graham’s Nyliram Telling Tales 10 month old mature bitch, well bodied and coated for age, short coupled, good angulation front and rear, strong over loin with good tail set, moved around the ring happily
BVIS: Brown’s Bowdonia Ozzie
Judge: Sharon Barkley (Cherryheath)
BEST DOG LINEUP
DOG C.C. (left centre) – Isfryn Spot The Difference at Trebettyn
RESERVE DOG C.C. (left) – Jacranella Solo
BEST PUPPY DOG (right centre) – Don’s As Bold As Brass With Nyliram (Imp Swe)
BEST VETERAN DOG (right)– Bowdonia Ozzie
Kennel Club Challenge Certificate – Bitches
Judge: Mrs Honor Harrison (Glenbrows)
May I thank the officers and Committee for this appointment. It was my absolute pleasure to award CC’s to the bitches at the WSSCSW Championship Show, something I have been looking forward to for a long time. The home of our lovely breed, this show really has it all, always a warm welcome awaits, a pleasant atmosphere, and the best venue by far in all my years as an exhibitor.
When breeding, in my opinion it is fundamental to make sure that the basics of any gundog qualities like soundness are considered, I found that this was sadly lacking in some of my higher classes which affected my placings. A Welsh Springer is a beautiful spaniel, which should have heart room, well sprung ribs and depth of chest, sloping shoulders and must be able to cover the ground with good width behind. All this said and done I was extremely pleased with my main winners. My Co Judge, Sharon Barkley, seemed to appreciate the same judging ethics as me. Which made our final decisions together a real pleasure and no need for the referee. It was lovely Judging with such a likeminded Judge.
CLASS 14 – VETERAN BITCH (3)
1st Clarke’s Tigerrock Perfect Ten, 7 years old, beautiful headed bitch with a melting expression, kind eyes, good shoulder line, well sprung ribs, nice tight feet, very sound on the away and back holding her topline well on the move which won her this class, pleased to award her Best Veteran Bitch.
2nd Attwood’s Kylowen Demelza, 7 years, another lovely bitch, could change places on another day, good head, lovely coat and condition, tight feet, well sprung ribs, moved soundly.
3rd Blackford’s Ambleight Sunglow.
CLASS 15 – SPECIAL WORKING BITCH (1)
1st Lyon’s Mymmsbrook Mimosa, 6 years old, loved her type, lovely head and eye, excellent shoulder placement and topline which she held well on the move, nice legs and feet, sound happy mover.
CLASS 16 – MINOR PUPPY BITCH (1)
1st Ritche’s Sarabande Dancing Queen at Slapestones (Ai), 7 months. This puppy is a stunner, little round in eye, forgiven because she was a little fearful, I caught a glimpse of her when she settled into her stride for just a second going round, she made me shiver. Nice head, Balanced body, lovely ribs and fore chest, good cat like feet, sound coming and going, she is beautiful, glad she’s in the hands of an experienced exhibitor, who I’m sure will get the best from her.
CLASS 17 – PUPPY BITCH (4)
1st Graham’s Nyliram Telling Tales, 10 months, loved her shape, well put together youngster, confident puppy, balanced head with kind dark eyes head, excellent spring of rib, short loin, strong quarters, beautiful coat colour and condition, moved so well, excellent on the away and back. My Best Puppy Bitch she then went on to Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Ritche’s Sarabande Dancing Queen at Slapestones. 1st in MPB
3rd Lyon’s Mymmsbrook Mismo.
CLASS 18 – JUNIOR BITCH (5)
1st Morgan’s Benoveor Endless Love, a promising class of youngsters of varying type, however this bitch won 1st place on her absolute soundness on the away and back. Beautiful head, melting expression and dark eyes, good length of neck and fine shoulders, deep chest, little longer cast than ideal, good legs and tight feet, excellent quarters, moved with driving action.
2nd Douglas’s Eiriandylis Georgy Girl By Santallina Naf, a close decision between 1 & 2 although a much shorter bitch, she has a beautiful head and dark eyes, good neck and fine shoulders, the tightest of feet, nicely ribbed back and short loin, moved well lovely side gait, well presented.
3rd Casey’s Tigerrock Lit De Roses.
CLASS 19 – YEARLING BITCH (3:1 abs)
1st Douglas’s Eiriandylis Georgy Girl By Santallina Naf. 2nd in JB
2nd Lockie’s Benoveor Truly, 15 months, nice head with lovely expression, little long in body, needs to fill her frame, lovely legs and cat like feet, moved soundly. 5th in Junior
CLASS 20 – NOVICE BITCH (5:1 abs)
1st Morgan’s Benoveor Endless Love. 1st JB
2nd Casey’s Tigerrock Lit De Roses, sweet bitch of 13 months. Pretty head and dark eyes, a lot to like about her, more settled on the move in this class, lovely spring of rib, tight feet, good bone and a lashing tail! Settled into the stand better also this time, one to watch.
3rd Lyon’s Mymmsbrook Mismo
CLASS 21 – POST GRADUATE BITCH (6:3 abs)
1st Short’s Ferndel Fire Gem at Toftwood, beautiful feminine head on this 3 yrs bitch, soft dark eyes, very elegant in outline, loved her shape, big ribs and deep chest, lovely reachy neck and sloping shoulders, good legs and cat like feet, little close away, however, effortless side gait, gleaming coat and condition.
2nd Pick’s Llon Mairwen O’r Mwmbwls, 4 years bitch, lots to like about her also, nice head and eye, good bone and deep chest, little longer cast than my winner, moved with drive.
3rd Tew’s Pamick’s Pamicks Jazzy Ah Girl.
CLASS 22 – LIMIT BITCH (8:1 abs)
1st Revill’s Julita Ryveeta JW, 3 years old. Beautiful head and eye on this little cracker, with a touch of sparkle, little longer cast but well ribbed back, this bitch needs to be handled to be appreciated, her neck is of good length with beautiful fine shoulders, her quarters are well muscled, short below the hock, won her place on her precise movement foot fall accurate with plenty of drive. Beautiful condition, short close jacket looked good in a super class.
2nd Graham’s Nyliram Hetty Wainthrop, 2 yrs bitch. Loved her head and dark eyes, excelled in ribs and fore chest, short coupled, straight legs and good feet, tad close on the away, but effortless side gait. Beautiful coat and presentation.
3rd McIlwain’s & Reynold’s Benoveor Can’t Buy Me Love.
CLASS 23 – OPEN BITCH (7:1 abs)
1st Sutherland’s Jacranella Sonata, this bitch of six years just oozed quality. Admired her often and today she did not disappoint, impressive from any angle standing and moving, beautiful balanced head with melting expression, kind dark eyes with good chiselling around them, strong reachy neck, fine well placed shoulders, nothing hit my hands, excellent body properties, strong well muscled limbs, tight cat like feet, chest filled my hands, ribs well sprung, strong loin well coupled, this bitch is so balanced fore and aft, so sound on the move she just flows, covering the ground effortlessly with correct powerful quarters, short below the hocks, pushing from underneath, with correct ground covering action. She is a real beauty. My CC winner and Best In Show.
2nd Sutherland’s Jacranella Serenade, litter sister to one, many of the same attributes apply, slightly heavier in head and larger in frame, but still has all the qualities one wants in a Welsh, sound purposeful movement, a beautiful bitch and I would have happily awarded them both a CC today. My RCC winner.
3rd Clarke & Sherlock’s Sh Ch Crimicar She’s Electric with Tigerrock JW
CLASS 24 – SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH (4:1 abs)
1st Short’s Ferndel Fire Gem at Toftwood. 1st PGB
2nd Casey’s Tigerrock Lit De Roses. 2nd NB
3rd Lockie’s Benoveor Truly
CLASS 25 – MRS MARY PAYNE SPECIAL MEMORIAL STAKES – BITCH BRED BY EXHIBITOR (6:2 abs)
1st Lancett’s Cwmbeili Madlen, 6 yrs old. 4th in a lovely Open Class, Loved her head, good shoulders, little soft in topline, however moved soundly, beautiful coat and condition.
2nd Clarke’s Tigerrock Perfect Ten. 1st VB
CLASS 26. – GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME – BITCH (1)
1st Clarke’s Tigerrock Perfect Ten. 1st VB
Judge: Honor Harrison (Glenbrows)
BITCH C.C. (centre) – Jacranella Sonata
RESERVE BITCH C.C. (left) – Jacranella Serenade
BEST PUPPY BITCH (right) – Nyliram Telling Tales
BEST VETERAN BITCH (centre) – Tigerrock Perfect Ten
BEST IN SHOW LINEUP
BEST IN SHOW (left centre) – Jacranella Sonata
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW (left) – Isfryn Spot The Difference at Trebettyn
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW (right centre) – Nyliram Telling Tales
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW (right) – Bowdonia Ozzie
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