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Full Critique for Southern Counties 2021

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Judge : Mr Howard Ogden
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

Thank you for accepting me as substitute judge. Covid restrictions meant we certainly needed to allow 3 mins per dog rather than 2 mins. Coat colour references are a bit hit and miss I confess. Just wanted to record how well you all coped, but also how impressed I was with the depth of quality. You are so fortunate to have both “old school” established breeders alongside new enthusiasts with evidence of positive inter-action, looking at the catalogue. That’s the way forward. Bill and Trish Gray were a superb stewarding team with both Bill and I soon learning from Trish how to keep up to the mark and stay sanitised!

Minor Puppy Dog
1stCremefern Trigger A Storm At SymarajuJust turned 8 mths, super type with expressive broad round “chrysanthemum-like” face. Well spaced large round eyes, well pigmented, short, square muzzle, arch to neck, oblong shape, level, good tail set, quality baby coat, balanced angles, aided by sound smooth action with reach and drive, showing full pad, very promising.
2ndMatsuba King Of Hearts7 mths and clearly less forward. Beautifully expressive face with well placed wide open nostrils, correct body length and well coupled, rising in backline, that added maturity can address, and came on less cleanly in front, where he just needs to fill out.

Puppy Dog
1stQuingshui Gingers NinjaRising 11 mths and of undeniable quality. Great to go over as your hands reveal how well everything fits together, handsome headed with width through both skull and muzzle, well placed nose leather in line with round dark eye, chest broad and deep, well coupled, level, high tail set, sturdy, oblong with width through, adequate angulation gave drive, full pads and style. BPD.
2ndVirtulvilage Fred A StareGld/w, 8 mths with a head to die for. Broad, wide and round between eyes, wide, square, short muzzle, essence of chrysanthemum-like effect, excellent pigment, well constructed, of good length and couplings giving age away in maturity, less positive on the move and unsettled in topline, plenty of promise.

Junior Dog
1stZeeva Dark Obsession15 mths, half brother to BPIB, correctly low, wide and oblong, lovely eye, width through muzzle, arch to neck, good bone, well coupled and sturdy, makes the most of himself on the move, showing full pad, can still settled in topline and probably will both with added maturity and getting accustomed to the going as the season progresses.
2ndShenleyvale Orange Juicy For Juhua17 mths, of good overall type and conformation, could not match the expression being that bit narrower in features, narrower all through body as yet with a rising backline, less positive on the move, may well present a rather different picture with added maturity and experience.

Beginners Dog
1stJadoremy Red Bounty ForeverRising 3 yrs, just so correct both in breed type and conformation, as confirmed by the hands on examination. All fits so well being sturdy, low and wide, attractive head with well placed, wide open nostrils, level, ribbed back, strong loin, balanced angles, dense coat, excellent tail carriage, sound and stylish on the move showing full pad, will readily move up the ranks. Beginners Dog - No ordinary ’repeat’ as he traded in Best Sp Beginner later for Sp Beginner Group 1, so its onward and upwards

Yearling Dog
1stJuhua’s Expecto Patronum For Jadoremy23 mths, such a handsome head, large eyes and open nose pad, practically all in a line, arch to neck set into a good shoulder, markedly down on pastern and still needs to fill in chest, firm backline, excellent tail set and carriage, lacked forward reach but drove well off muscled rear showing clean pads.
2ndCorrlough By My Side At Maitreya23 mths, good in both skull and eye, longer in muzzle, correct body shape and nicely coupled, level backline, insisted on dropping tail on the move but would hope that only temporary, as gets back into the swing of it all.

Graduate Dog
1stElzu Piper Arrow3 yrs 2 mths, half brother to the BOB, certainly prefer a longer, sturdier type overall but excelled in a number of aspects, lovely head and expression, level, very good structure, well ribbed back into a strong loin, showed full pad and a good neckline on the move to give him a great attitude.
2ndStardante Han Sum Model with SimbaloveTwo and a half yrs, lots to like and should benefit from added maturity, good breadth in head, large, round eye, short, square muzzle and good mouth, oblong shape but short in rib, sound enough but less positive on the move, will have better days ahead and progress up the ranks.

Post Graduate Dog
1stJadoremy Red Bounty ForeverRising 3 yrs, just so correct both in breed type and conformation, as confirmed by the hands on examination. All fits so well being sturdy, low and wide, attractive head with well placed, wide open nostrils, level, ribbed back, strong loin, balanced angles, dense coat, excellent tail carriage, sound and stylish on the move showing full pad, will readily move up the ranks. Beginners Dog - No ordinary ’repeat’ as he traded in Best Sp Beginner later for Sp Beginner Group 1, so its onward and upwards
2ndShanitaus ObsessionTwo and a half yrs, fabulous headed with eye colour suited to his coat, width through skull and muzzle, well placed nose, good in rib and loin, albeit rising to the rear, well coated, good tail set and carriage, less positivity on the move, albeit sound and shapely.

Limit Dog
1stMatsha Jambalaya2 yrs, so stylish and presented and exhibited to his best advantage, well spaced facial features in line with wide open nostrils, nicely arched neck giving proud head carriage, tail set on high with enviable carriage, level, oblong, muscled rear, full pad, just limited in front extension that told in the challenge.
2ndMifcahs The King And I JWTwo and a half yrs, well able to press his case to challenge the opposition, well constructed with width all through, good head features with short, square muzzle, good in rib, firm fronted with depth, level, presented in excellent coat, had a balanced and active movement.

Open Dog
1stCh. Miracey Zero Hour4 yrs, undeniable quality so has set the standard high amongst the males. Round head, wide between eyes, wide in muzzle that is square and short, wide open nostrils so the whole is chrysanthemum-like, reachy neck enabled excellent head carriage, matched by tail carriage, set high so as to be level with skull, low and wide oblong, strong loin, muscled, well boned rear, balanced angles, arrogant, smooth mover with reach and showing full pad. Dog CC.
2ndDaltricia Jamie Lee JWB/w rising 3 yrs, glorious breed type, presented in the most immaculate coat so as to fill your eye from the moment he entered the ring, another fabulous face, dominated by well placed wide open nostrils, arch to neck, correctly oblong and wide through, excellent tail carriage, drove off a meaty rear, less reach in front. Res DCC and surely title bound.

Veteran Dog
2ndBattery Included at MaitreyaRising 8 yrs, attractive d who couldn’t match the positivity of the above on the move but he was also well bodied, level and sturdy with a quality coat and good tail set and carriage, his face appealed with correct alignment of eye and nose pad.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stCremefern Pretty Gorgeous At ElzuA class to raise the spirits as these wee ’divas’ all stole our hearts. Blk/w, 8 mths and 2 days, b/w that takes your breath away with her remarkable combination of type, conformation and style at such a tender age, nothing worth changing, fabulous face and pigment, width through her front, unexaggerated angles, level, oblong, then took it up a notch on the move that flowed with reach and full pad and was so sound. One to watch. MPB -This ‘repeat’ deserves all credit as she not only lead her peers but coped with a change of handler, having previously won alongside her owners motorised wheelchair. I guess she demonstrated the friendly and independent temperament as set out in the breed standard.
2ndMinfaa Christmas Carol7 mths, gorgeous, quality, another destined to be one to watch, as she matures on into adulthood, loved the breadth to her head and width between her expressive eyes, arch to neck, good forehand, well boned, slight rise to rear, oblong, moved out securely with reach and full pad, very promising.

Puppy Bitch
1stZeeva Mirror Image9 mths, half sister to first in JD and has the benefit of her dam, being Ch Z Reflections, so a mirror image puppy career is on the cards, nothing to change, nothing to criticise, lovely round and shock-headed, with width between eyes and muzzle, width through low body with prominent prosternum, level, sturdy, excellent tail carriage, good bone and feet provided reach and drive, absolutely parallel. Res Bitch CC, BPIB, PG3.
2ndDaltricia Vivienne Leigh10 mths, sired by Res DCC, of undeniable quality, feminine with pretty head, well pigmented, oblong shape, well constructed, uncertain tail carriage but saw enough to give due credit to her many breed specific features.

Junior Bitch
1stMiracey Disco Fever17 mths, daughter of the DCC, same outstanding breed type, well spaced, open, facial features to provide chrysanthemum-like effect. Low, wide, oblong, level, well coated, good use of neck and angles on the move with tail set on high, level with her skull and showing full pad, title bound. BJIB.
2ndEthelsmead Connie FrancisBlk/w, 16 mths, b/w of exceptional promise, touch less wide that maturity should address, good in eye and muzzle, correct neckline, good forehand, oblong, balanced angles, stylish on the move, showing full pad and excellent tail carriage.

Beginners Bitch
1stCremefern Pretty Gorgeous At ElzuA class to raise the spirits as these wee ’divas’ all stole our hearts. Blk/w, 8 mths and 2 days, b/w that takes your breath away with her remarkable combination of type, conformation and style at such a tender age, nothing worth changing, fabulous face and pigment, width through her front, unexaggerated angles, level, oblong, then took it up a notch on the move that flowed with reach and full pad and was so sound. One to watch. MPB -This ‘repeat’ deserves all credit as she not only lead her peers but coped with a change of handler, having previously won alongside her owners motorised wheelchair. I guess she demonstrated the friendly and independent temperament as set out in the breed standard.
2ndElzu Ebony And Ivory3 yrs, litter sister to first in GD. Lighter eye, good short, square muzzle, well bodied being good in rib and loin, ran up a little in backline, gave a good account of herself on the move, presented in an excellent coat.

Yearling Bitch
1stMapimakastar Bunny HopRising 2 yrs, missed her Sp Beginners class so competed here on the basis she would be considered as ’beaten’ and unable to challenge, such an honest b that ticks the boxes, broad, round head with excellent eye and well placed nose pad with wide open nostrils, width through front with prominent prosternum, sturdy and oblong, in good coat, good carriage, showing full pad. One to watch.

Graduate Bitch
1stKeola Tailor Maide2 yrs, both outgoing and ’waggingly’ friendly as well as super to go over, lovely face, scoring in eye, pigment and wide open nostrils, arch to neck, good width through front and well coupled, sturdy body, level, oblong, excellent tail carriage, drove off full pad, will quickly move up the ranks.
2ndAshmakin Red Is The Rose At Jaxtzu (IKC) JWTwo and a half yrs, gold, equally exceptional, took the eye from the outset and presented and handled to advantage, roundly shock-headed, prefer larger eye, short, square muzzle, good neckline gave proud head carriage, tail set on high to reach skull, level, oblong with width through, true and smooth on the move. One to watch.
VHCElzu Ebony And Ivory3 yrs, litter sister to first in GD. Lighter eye, good short, square muzzle, well bodied being good in rib and loin, ran up a little in backline, gave a good account of herself on the move, presented in an excellent coat.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stPeekin Miss Jive-Bunny-TuThree and a half yrs, very typy with a wicked face being so expressive, excellent to go over as all fits, good neck, good angles, width through front, level, well ribbed, appeared a touch square in overall proportions, balanced mover with high tail carriage, so stylish and engaging to progress through the summer.
2ndMarhilway Spirited Edge21 mths, rather exciting as still young and raw, glorious head and eye, enviable neck and forehand, level, well constructed, quality coat, excellent tail carriage, still to mature on but her future is assured.
ResElzu Ebony And Ivory3 yrs, litter sister to first in GD. Lighter eye, good short, square muzzle, well bodied being good in rib and loin, ran up a little in backline, gave a good account of herself on the move, presented in an excellent coat.

Limit Bitch
1stMiddletune Flame Of Gold3 yrs, excellent breed type, such an expressive face with well placed features in a broad, round frame, width through her front with prominent prosternum, level, sturdy, oblong, good bone and unexaggerated angles, muscular, rounded rear, this all resulted in beautiful balance and carriage on the move, rated her as of CC quality.
2ndPeekin Miss Jazz Ming-TuThree and a half yrs, litter sister to first in PG. A quality b, showing great style, broad round head with well placed, wide open nostrils, good neckline, level, oblong, beautifully coated, excellent tail set and carriage, like her sibling, she is one to watch.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumSix and a half yrs, arrogant b/w diva who brings the standard to life with her remarkably breed specific type, coupled with her overall balance and outstanding movement, being sound with reach and full pad, shock headed, round, dark eye, excellent neck and backline, prominent prosternum, low and wide all through, great tail carriage, on form to make a worthy group representative. Bitch CC and BOB.
2ndCh. Miracey Fruitylicious at Virtulvilage (Ir)Rising 5 yrs, magnificently turned out, chrysanthemum-like face, wide between gorgeous eyes with well placed, wide open nostrils, short, square muzzle, level, oblong, low, good conformation, free flowing movement, albeit couldn’t match the height of tail carriage of the above, every inch a title holder.

Veteran Bitch
1stCh. Miracey Fruity KissesTen and a half yrs, she looks through you with arrogant disdain, the essence of low and wide. Truly possesses a chrysanthemum-like face with large round dark eyes set well apart, front has prominent prosternum, good angles, arched neck, level, sturdy, oblong shape, high set tail on a line with skull to give a balanced outline, immaculately coated. BVIB.