|Kerry Blue||Southern Counties 18 Judge's Critique|
Southern Counties 18 Judge
KERRY BLUE SOUTHERN COUNTIES 18
Judge(s): PAULA HEIKKINEN-LEHKONEN [FINLAND]
Unfortunately there were many absentees, but enough entries to find quality specimens for the top placings. I was very pleased with my winners. In Kerry Blues I hope to find something underneath the coat, there should be decent bone and body. Of course it is lovely to see dogs well prepared for the show, but there should always be more than just skilful grooming and handling. Often nowadays Kerries tend to be too flat in ribcage and the toplines are "sculpted" with hair. DCC Butler & Seddon's Lemracdream Donatello. RDCC Pinfold's Cyres Adonis. BCC Rigney & Mcgurk's Ir Ch Arigna First Lady. RBCC Pinfold's Cyres Angelique. BOB Butler & Seddon's Lemracdream Donatello. BP Clarke-O'neill & Butler's Lemracdream Valyria.
1 Pinfold's Cyres Adonis. Still very dark but has started to change his colour. Good size, short body, excellent topline. Good lenght of head, correct ears. Still needs more substance and volume in body.
1 Clarke-O'Neill's Lemracdream Raphael Ir Jr Ch. Beautiful outline but quite slim and needs more substance. Long neck, very nice head and ears. A little upright in shoulder & upper arm. Good colour.
1 Butler & Seddon's Lemracdream Donatello. Very showy dog with excellent topline. Very nice head and ears. Long neck. Well angulated and moves well. Excellent coat & colour, skilfully clipped. A real eyecatcher. Just could have a little more substance.
1 Clarke-O'neill & Butler's Lemracdream Valyria. Well developed for her age, compact, short body, nice topline, moves well. Head could be a little longer. Ears need to settle.
1 Jones' Joalyn Sweet Melody. Has already changed her colour, but the coat is still a little thin. Long head, correct ears. Nice lively character. Just a little upright in shoulder and the tail could be higher set.
1 Pinfold's Cyres Angelique. Up to size, strong, well constructed. Long head, long neck, beautiful topline. Correct ears. Good coat texture, nice colour.
2 Gaelgorm Alone In The Dark With Lynnsto. Smallish, compact. Well bodied for her size. The head could be longer. Good coat & colour. Carries her tail over the back.
1 Somers' Dogazza's Silver Bullet (Ms E J) Quite big and could be shorter and more compact in body. Good depth of brisket. Tail could be higher set. Light ears. Light blue. Coat texture somewhat woolly.
1 Rigney & McGurk's Ir Ch Arigna First Lady. Very beautiful and well balanced. Strong and long head, correct ears. Moves like a machine. Particularly lovely coat with correct shine, beautiful colour.
2 Clarke-O'Neill's Ch Lemracdream Against All Odz. Compact, smallish bitch with excellent topline. Excellent head and ears.
3 Jones' Arkama Harmony Miss D'arcy.