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Crufts 18 Judge
AIREDALE CRUFTS 18
Apologies for the lateness of this critique but as some of you know, I had an appointment with the surgeon's knife a couple of days after Crufts. Firstly I would like to thank the Kennel Club's Crufts Committee for giving me the opportunity to judge their show, albeit a year earlier than planned due to Mr T Huxley being unable to fulfil his judging appointment. My second thank you is to the exhibitors, of whom the majority took the change of judge with good grace. It was disappointing that one exhibitor took their frustration out on social media, but I hope this did not mar the Best of Breed's owners pleasure of winning the breed at such a prestigious show. With regard to the dogs overall standing looked typical of the breed standard but the movement front and rear let some down also a few had dirty teeth but mouths and bites were good. Temperaments, presentation, conditioning and handling were pleasing.
1 Nikulin's Rus Kornels Ladny Paren. 10 year old in excellent condition no coarseness to head, well sprung ribs short backed good topline and tail set moved with drive one of the better movers a credit to his owners.
2 Moore's Nedella Sparks In The Park At Arngask ShCM. 7 year old in good condition, good head and ears, level top-line, plenty of bone, slightly longer cast than one. Moved with purpose handled well.
3 Wendelberger-James & James' Saffronstar's Stargazer ShCM. 9 year old, reasonable head and expression, level top-line, coat not at its best today, moved ok.
1 Carr's Daedal On Thin Ice (AI). Very raw puppy, lacked furnishings, well up to size for age, nice head, eyes and ears, good front level topline but movement needs to improve, shown in good order. Presented nicely. 2 Eastall's Daedal A Touch Of Frost (AI). Litter brother to one, similar comments apply. On the day I preferred the head and bone of one but could easily change places in the future. Well prepared and handled.
1 Lee's Stargus Allegro. Despite standing alone a true showman. A quality well constructed mature youngster beautiful head and eye and expression well placed shoulders, short back, plenty of rib, tail on top and good angulation and moved with drive. Shown in immaculate condition. Dog CC.
1 Miller's Lakeaire Carnival In Rio. Lovely outline lean head and true terrier expression shoulders flowing into short back plenty behind good condition and presentation moved well. I am sure he will do well in the ring as he matures.
3 Oates' Stabuks Mister Bojangles. Up to size, long head and uses his ears well, level topline tail on top, moved ok, trimming and presentation good.
1 Lee's Stargus Santa Rocks. Long head, dark eye giving good terrier expression, lovely neck into short level topline, nice angulation and plenty behind. Trimmed and shown in good condition, moved with drive.
2 Ablard's Katherine's Land VIP Lover. Pleasing dog with nice head good length of neck, level topline and plenty behind the tail. Moved ok. Presented and handled well.
3 Webber's Sherifs Red Hot ShCM. Cobby dog, reasonable length of neck into short back with enough behind, coat in tip top condition showed and handled well.
1 Iwahashi's Int Ch Rockridge JP Highflyer. In great trim and condition, lovely head eye and expression into a good length of neck, level topline tail on top with plenty behind and good angulation. Moved well front and back. Res DCC.
2 Hill's Ch Crillee Catch Of The Day With Gillaire. Enough length of head, good eye, expression and ears, plenty of length to neck into short level topline, good spring of rib, tail on top. In super condition and handled expertly. Moved well.
3 Jackson & Swash's Ch Jokyl Wish List. Lovely length of head, keen expression, good front and shoulders, level topline with plenty behind the tail. Moved reasonably well.
2 Moore's Nedella Sparks In The Park At Arngask ShCM.
3 Moore's Jokyl True Grit At Arngask. Really harsh coat, in good condition. Strong head, level topline, plenty behind and moved ok.
1 Nikulina's Multi Ch Sher Ulybka Fortuny. 8 year old bitch in superb condition and moved with drive one of the best on the day. Feminine head and keen expression long neck leading well placed shoulders, level topline, good tail set and angulation. I was pleased to give her a well deserved BV.
2 Steinke's Wendaire Jokers Zulu Angel. Another 8 year old in good shape, nice head, well ribbed, short backed with tail on top. Moved ok. Presented and shown well.
3 Wendelberger-James & James' Clydebrook Lady Gaga Mit Saffronstars. A bigger bitch but in proportion, needs closer trimming, showed well and moved ok.
1 Toulson's Toulsyork Only Olga. Feminine head and true expression using ears, nice neck and front, level topline, tail on top with enough behind. Front movement needs to settle. Presented and shown in top condition. I am sure she has a promising future and please to award BP.
2 Betts' Saredon Head Turner. Another quality puppy with promising future, close decision with one. Lovely terrier expression, good reach of neck, level topline, tail on top, good angulation. Movement needs to settle. Shown and well prepared by owner.
3 Turner's Jaydavine Victoria. Good head and expression, level topline but tail set not as good as first and second. Moved ok and showed well.
1 Collins' Colldale Ring Of Fire. Beautiful young bitch, lovely head and eye good length of neck into well placed shoulders, good spring of rib, topline and tail set very nice with enough behind the tail. Moved with drive, in good condition and showed well.
2 Nikulina's Est Etiam Your Love Forever. Another quality bitch with a feminine head and correct expression. Good reach of neck, well bodied with plenty behind the tail. Presented and shown well, moved ok.
3 Hampton & Hall's Muliebriety Enchanted Bay. Long lean head, pleasing eye and expression, well placed shoulders and plenty behind, presented and showed well. Front movement needs to tighten.
1 Wohles-Tatarintseva's Kairk's Golden Rose For Ospern. Really beautiful head and expression, good length of neck, well bodied with enough behind. Moved well in the front and with drive to the rear. In top condition and showed well.
2 Jackson & Swash's Jokyl Red Letter Day.Long head with keen expression, good length of neck, short bodied with plenty behind tail. Shown and handled well movement was ok.
3 McCallum's Glentops Love Is In The Love. Smaller type than first and second, nice head and small dark eye, good ears, short body with good set on. Moved well and nicely handled.
1 Hozova's Sunnily Intensive Smile. Three quality bitches that could easily change places on another day. Nicely balanced bitch, beautiful head and expression, good front and plenty of neck. Well placed shoulders good topline and well angulated. Moved well front and rear shown in good condition.
2 Moules' Doraemi One Vision ShCM. Head, eyes and ears good giving a keen expression, long length of neck, well bodied and plenty behind the tail. Moved well front/back. Just a shame coat not in top condition on the day. Showed well for her handler.
3 Turner's Crillee Carry On Maybe Baby. Another quality bitch, long lean head with well placed ears, plenty of neck, well bodied, tail set good with good angulation. Coat in good condition and shown well, let down on the day by front movement.
1 Fernandez & Purnell's Ch Jokyl Gold Star JW. Beautiful bitch in excellent condition. Long lean head with small dark eye, well placed ears giving a keen terrier expression. Excellent front, good reach of neck, well sprung ribs, short backed, tail on top with plenty behind. Good angulation and low set hocks and moving with drive. Shown in the best coat and condition. Handled to perfection by her owner she just filled my eye! BCC and BOB.
2 Spronck's Int/Nl/ VDH/Ser/Rom/Romg/Hu/Hung/Hr/Hrg/Lux/B/Benelux/Sl Ch Beverley Hills Of The Aire Victory/ Another quality bitch with pleasing head and expression, good length of neck, well bodied with plenty behind the tail, well angulated and with good rear action. On the day I preferred the front and tail of first. Shown in tip top condition and handled expertly. Res BCC.
3 Nikulin's Rus Kornels Koroleva. Nice head and ears, clean front, good neck and shoulders, level topline and tail set good. In good coat and well shown, moved ok.
GCB (5, 2)
1 Purchon's Nedella Allspice At Ellwoodkings ShCM. Feminine bitch. Lovely head and expression. good topline and tail set. Coat in good trim and condition. Moved well. Nicely shown and presented.
2 Edington-Hall's Wendaire Kissed By An Angel JW ShCM. Bigger than one but well proportioned. Strong head with good expression, level topline and good tail set. Trimmed very neatly and moved well.
3 Pugh & Shaw's Lakeaire Ooh La La. Smaller type, fine head, good body, moved ok. Nicely presented.