|Kerry Blue||Welsh Kennel Club 2010 Judge's Critique|
Welsh Kennel Club 10 Judge
KERRY BLUE WELSH KC 10
Judge: Mrs E Cartledge
KERRY BLUE JUDGE WELSH KC 10
KERRY BLUE TERRIER
Although a small entry numerically, I was pleased with the quality. They were all clean, well presented and well mannered.
1 Pinfold’s Cyres Licenced to Thrill. 6 months, the first of 4 from the same litter. Good quality and type, dark eyes and a good length of head. Clean outline, excellent silhouette for such a baby. Together on the move and well turned hindquarters. Well handled. Tail on his back. Just lost out on maturity to the older puppy.
1 and Best PD, Clarke-O’Neill’s Lemracdream Rough Diamond. 11 months, well up to size. Free and easy mover, light on his feet, good drive and power behind. Strong heads and big quarters, excellent bone. A stallion looking youngster who showed with style.
2 Munro’s Arkama Latin Lover. 9 months, short-backed puppy, just a bit overawed by it all in a very noisy hall. Quality head and excellent coat. Could have more drive behind but a bit unfair to comment, as he wasn’t totally relaxed.
1 and Res CC, Wilkinson’s Granemore Padraig of Cranmoss. 2 years, excellent reach of neck and a good outline and overall proportions. Well sprung ribs, lean, fit and well muscled. Low set hocks. A composed showman when he saw something of interest, well presented coat and he moved well.
1 and CC, Munro and Averis’ Arkama Big Time. 3 years and in excellent coat and colour. Masculine head, really used his neck when sparring with 2nd. Excellent bone, legs and feet, tail on top and well muscled quarters. Compact body and he never stopped showing, in good form.
2 Cooper’s Kamaghan Ave Lynnsto. 2 years, a quality Kerry, fit and healthy. Lovely coat, good reach of neck and he held his topline on the move. Good length of head with a keen eye. Went well behind but front movement let him down.
3 Walters and Davani’s Kenmileven First Class for Kamaghan.
1 Pinfold’s Cyres Sure to Thrill. Litter sister to MPD winner. Excellent backend, used her quarters to best advantage when moving. Feminine head, good body, neckline and topline. Well presented, showed quite well.
2 Junes’ Arkama Lilac Wine. 7 months and a good body and depth of brisket. Attractive head, well turned out with a good topline and tailset. Could move with a bit more strength behind.
3 Walter’s Kamaghan Flirt in a Skirt.
1 and Best Puppy, Pinfold’s Cyres Born to Thrill. 6 months and sister to MPD and MPB winners, and a real cracker. Quality head, well carried ears and dark eyes. Well proportioned, made the most of herself both standing and moving, but then she was handled by the maestro, Don Munro! Sound mover, excellent front and a stylish showgirl. Good coat and condition, full of promise.
1 Munro’s Saredon Showtime to Arkama. 15 months, excellent quality and type with a keen expression. Good length of head, lovely coat and strong quarters. Good tailset and carriage. Reachy neck, sound mover and a co-operative showgirl. Thought she would be a likely contender for the Res CC, but she lost her concentration at the end.
1 Peacock’s Rimbert Queen Aravis. Nearly 3, pleasing head with intelligent expression. Strong body, clean and well presented and sympathetically handled. Precise mover, but could go with a good thrust behind and could have a better layback of shoulder. A steady showgirl.
1 Peacock’s Cranmoss Millie. Nearly 4 years, well presented coat and a good colour. Typical head, dark eyes and neat ears. Again well handled and conditioned. Moved and showed OK.
1 CC and BOB, Davies’ Ch Perrisblu Kennislain’s Chelsey, no stranger to me as I gave her the group and BIS at Windsor in July. Fit and well muscled, beautifully proportioned and short coupled. Feminine head, switched on showgirl. Perfect coat and condition, even in this dark and noisy hall, she managed to look alert and determined, respeonding well to her handler. Full of style and character.
2 and Res CC, Ensell’s Nemiah Born of an Angel. Typy 3 year old with good outline and quarters. Excellent bone, pleasing head and a firm body and topline. Steady showgirl and well handled. Not quite the fluency in movement of the winner.