This was a show I had looked forward to for several years and it lived up to expectations with a very good numerical entry and there was plenty of quality in the classes- notably the junior classes and Limit bitch and the two open classes. Sad that there were no dog puppies present. I was pleased with the majority of the mouths- wide lower jaws and a full complement of teeth in a line. The presentation was generally of a high standard but there were a few exhibits which were not in show condition and smelled of urine.
Many thanks to my steward Hilary Norbury and to secretary Pat Gregory and her hard-working team who made me feel very welcome.
BEST IN SHOW the dog CC winner CH WARATHWAITE THE KINGSLAYER and reserve CC winner MIFCAHS THE KING AND I took the RESERVE BEST IN SHOW award with his movement over the CC winning bitch CH MIDDLETUNE FLAME OF GOLD.
BEST PUPPY SASSYSHI CAKE BY THE OCEAN WITH SHIRKEIRA- who is full of type and quality
BEST VETERAN was the dog CH JAQUITA LETS GO ANDY- and he certainly did; his movement, showing full rear pads and his arrogance, both standing and moving is so typical of the breed.
As always, it was a pleasure to judge the breed. We had an outside ring and the wind seemed to upset some, and this affected their carriage on the move. Toplines, front assembly and rear angulation and front movement were the areas which needed improvement in some. Many thanks to my stewards, Alexandra and Barry Cole.