|Kerry Blue||Birmingham National 17 Judge's Critique|
Birmingham National 17 Judge
KERRY BLUE BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL 17
Judge: Mrs Margaret Bradley
BEST OF BREED : 1987 RAMSAY Mr R Ch Torum's Cairo Fred
KERRY BLUE JUDGE BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL 17
Kerry Blue Terriers
I would like to thank the Birmingham committee for inviting me to judge the show, also I would like to thank all the people who entered & exhibited under me.
I must say overall I was concerned about the movement in a lot of exhibits, also I was a little disappointed in a few heads as the breed Standard states strong & well balanced, I found some coarse.
I was very pleased with my two main winners as in my opinion they are true to breed type.
1 Ramsay’s Torum’s Troubador, stood alone, but a lovely puppy, still very raw but a lovely size, nice head & ear placement. Moved OK for such a baby.
1 Pinfold’s Cyres Adonis, smart young dog wouldn’t like to see him any bigger, lovely head, nice ear placement, lovely dark eye & pigmentation. Moved very steady for age. BP.
1 Walters’ Kebulak Blue Faced Lie Kamagan, another smart dog on top size, changing colour, good spring of rib, short coupled. Nice head, correct bite, nice earset. Moved OK;
2 McCann’s Ballybaloe The Minstrel, smaller dog than 1, needs to settle in the ring.
1 Belt’s Arterriers High Voltage, nice size dog, would like to see ears a little higher which would improve expression, a little close behind on the move.
1 Anderson & Watt’s Edbrios Explorer at Nisyros, heavier dog than most, lovely colour, nice size. Good spring of rib, well muscled, short coupled, well developed quarters which showed in his movement.
1 Ramsay’s Ch Torum’s Cairo Fred, in my opinion this is the closest to the breed Standard, lovely size, good colour, head well balanced without coarseness, lovely dark eye, ear placement just right for a Kerry. Lovely dark eye, & great mouth. Shoulders flowing into a good spring of rib & a nice depth of brisket, short coupled, lovely mover. CC, BOB & G2;
2 Ensell’s Int Ch Dandy Black And Blue Just for Balboa. Larger dog than 1, nice colour, moved a little close behind. RCC;
3 Martin’s Something Blue for Clanciarrai.
MPB & PB (0).
1 Clarke-O’Neill’s Lemracdream Against All Odz, lovely size, nice head, lovely ear carriage, lovely dark eye & good mouth, short coupled. Good front, tail on top, steady mover.
1 O’Rourke’s Kebulak Affair Of The Lips, nice bitch, well balanced, good colour, lovely head, dark eye & good ear placement. Well bodied, short coupled, & moved well. RCC.
1 Hetherington’s Irisblu Aiveen for Newent, lovely bitch, beautifully presented, correct size, dark eye, good bite & pigmentation. Neck flowing into well laid shoulders, great body, & short coupled, well ribbed. Moved soundly in both directions. CC;
2 Ensell’s Nemiah Shades Of Grey, another lovely bitch, liked her a lot, would like to see her a little lighter in body weight, & lighter in colour;
3 Peacock’s Millsblu A Dream Come True.