|Bedlington||Southern Counties 21 Judge's Critique|
Southern Counties 21 Judge
BEDLINGTON SOUTHERN COUNTIES 21
Judge(s): HOWARD OGDEN
Grateful to be given this opportunity to award CCs for the first time. For those who still think the likes of me have been fast-tracked, after obtaining a JDP Credit, well of course, you are right as that was a mere ten and a half yrs ago! It totally justifies the current JEP. Cannot deny I found the breed a challenge when moving from a Ken Bounden article of 1974, via extended illustrated breed standard of Shirley Davies of 2011, to ‘hands on’ today with the changing shapes when seeking to target the many breed specifics. There were no pad issues and you were all very sporting - publicly at least! Thanks to my ‘dream’ stewards, Pam Blay and Elizabeth Glass, for keeping on my case!
1 Godden’s Ozbreeze Surprise Of The Day At Vakurblue. 11 mths, excellent quality built on graceful body lines and simply needs to mature on, head is narrow and deep, correct, bright eye, long neck into well laid shoulder, can still firm at pastern, rectangular shape with correct arch over loin, low set tail, unexaggerated rear angulation, moved light and springy and absolutely true. BPIB.
1 Cooper & Davies’ Plumerias Dolphin Striker (Imp Ita). Rising 2 yrs, just loved his flowing lines that showed on the move with slight roll as pace increased, head long and tapering, low set, thin ear, long, tapering, functional neck, horseshoe front that would not want any wider, flat ribbed, deep brisket, moderate at rear, correct natural arch over loin, ran a tad close in rear, maintained his ‘pleasing on the eye’ outline in the final challenge, as he circuited to annex. Res DCC.
1 Offer’s Woolytop The Viking. 21 mths, truly a class act and represented all I have been taught over the years to tick breed specific boxes, lovely long head w/o stop, excellent eye and ears, strong jaw, long, clean neck, tapering into excellent shoulder, correct bone and feet, enviable, specific front, chest has breadth, deep brisket, flat ribs, gentle arch, dark linty jacket, positive and specific action on hare feet with sloping pasterns. DCC with second CC annexed at follow on Club Ch Show.
2 Gillies’ Rhicullen Rennie Mac. Just on 2 yrs, very good type, typical in head with some depth to it plus taper, correctly formed horseshoe front, just stood a little slack at pastern, prized dark colour, deep brisket, natural arch over loin, moderate rear angles ensured light, springy action.
3 Harris’ Ratzwell Saint Valentino.
1 Scott’s L’end Show Melody Maker. 22 mths, long with depth and taper so as to be all of a piece, wicked, triangular eye, velvety, filbert-shaped ear, has depth through brisket to elbow where he stood a touch wide, natural arch over loin, touch straight in rear but felt he moved out the best, holding a balanced outline, being strongly muscled and looking capable of galloping.
2 Middlebrook’s Ch Tcheria Tcharleston. Four and a half yrs, beautifully turned out and conditioned, fully expected him to be titled with his many breed qualities, lovely headpiece, enviable, front, dark, linty coat, good in neck, has depth, flat ribbed, just rather straight in rear that told on the move.
3 Turner’s L’end Show Mystery Uneverse (Imp Rus) JW ShCM ShCEx OSW.
1 Gillies’ Rhicullen Joy Of Patchwork. Seven and a half yr old b, lovely quality, feminine head with profuse top knot, correct in muzzle, good eye and ear, super coated, very good in neck and front, has depth, excellent quarters, her conformation enabled her to move out so easy and true, just carrying excess condition to make her too rounded in rib. BVIB.
2 Jones OBE’s Tcheria Tydfil Of Pengerrig. Seven and a half yr old b, good headpiece, correct front as stood, has depth, dark, linty jacket, moderate rear angulation, shown in such fit condition, rectangular, rather a wheel back as opposed to a natural arch over loin.
3 Hewitt-Taylor’s Tobanie Earth Song.
1 T Earth Song. Happy 11th birthday! Third in VD/B, beautifully feminine in head, absolutely correct in front, has depth, correctly moderate rear angulation, just too hunched in backline as I fear I may be in another ten years time!
1 Porter-Manning & Porter’s Woolytop Secret Wispa Among Wallaroo. Eleven and a half mths, loved her, good length of head with some depth, no stop, lovely eye, long, clean neck tapering into an excellent front, has depth, flat rib, good feet, dark baby coat that was thick, muscular, moderate rear, absolutely sound, full sister to the DCC so if she gets as ‘scopy’ as him she will be the one to beat through the junior and yearling classes.
2 Jones’ Toolbox Yes Why Not At Squidly Annes (Imp Swe). 11 mths, very good headpiece, correct front, good in neck and shoulder, has depth, correct angles, excellent to go over as without exaggeration, natural arch stood but just tended to flatten out on the move that added maturity will surely address. Very promising.
3 Pollard & Barrowcliffe’s Jobanker Cotton Candy.
1 Scott’s Janmark Just Do It. 16 mths, built on such functional, flowing lines, lovely head in length, depth and taper, triangular eye, thin low set ear, long neck, tapering into flat shoulder, correct front, hare feet, deep, flat ribbed, rectangular, moderate, but muscled rear, sloping pasterns, firm hocks, so sound on the move with a galloping appearance, tendency to exaggerate backline so insidted on a final re-examination on the table, where she naturally just arched over the loin, before awarding her Res BCC.
2 W Secret Wispa Among W.
3 Spiller’s Tunman Tip Top.
1 Hewitt-Taylor’s Rathsrigg Rosabella For Tobanie. 22 mths, lovely b, excellent body lines without any exaggeration, long head, profuse topknot, thin ears, good taper, horseshoe front, flat rib before dropping to deep brisket, rectangular, short coated, moderate muscled rear so as to move with desired mincing, springy gait, will rapidly move up the ranks.
2 Jones OBE’s Pengerrig Pure Heart. Two and a half yrs, typical and feminine, good eye and low, thin ear, absolutely correct in front, deep chest, correctly linty and dark thick coat, muscular moderate rear, just over-exaggerated in backline.
3 Jones’ Miteymidgets Little Hottie At Squidlyannes.
1 Harris & Cleaver’s Jobanker Virtuous Veronica. Four and a half yrs, liver, striking, long headpiece, correct front, deep, well ribbed back, good coat, lovely flowing lines within a rectangular frame without being over angulated, came on well in front bur rather cow hocked in rear.
2 Baldwin’s Woolytop Leading Lady. 21 mths, litter sister to DCC, super head and eye, correctly placed, thin ears, deep chest, flat ribbed, rectangular, obviously less mature and was just a little uncertain, wider in front with topline rising from the withers, rather than just over the loin.
1 Bishop’s Chaselyne About Thyme. 2 yrs, brought the standard to life, elevated by superb conditioning and presentation of her thick, linty jacket, such a joy to go over with nothing worth criticising, lovely headpiece, noting the eye, the thin, low ear and the taper, large, defined nostrils, specific front with long, sloping pastern, deep, flat ribbed, good tuck-up, excellent quarters, nothing overdone, so sound, fabulous outline as she circuited displaying her long neck and natural arch over the loin, all within a rectangle. BCC and BOB, swiftly followed by her second and BIS at the Club Ch show under the discerning Ben Reynolds-Frost.
2 Fletcher’s Maevani Bella Trix Lstrange. 19 mths, transferred from Sp Beginners, very good for type and shape, long, tapered head, excellent horseshoe front, deep, correct arch over loin, nothing over angulated, rectangular, easy mover, well able to hold her own, promising.
3 Middlebrook’s Poppyblu Elara.