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Full Critique for Border Union 2018

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Judge : Mrs Glynis Dolphin
This critique reflects the judge's opinion
based on what they saw on the day of the show.

I would like to thank the Officers and committee for their kind invitation to judge at this show and the exhibitors for the lovely entry. I found that there was good depth of quality in many classes.

Junior Dog
1stTa Maria All Eyz On MeGold and white with very good breed balance. Plenty of substance and bone.Well developed chest for his age. Lovely head,broad skull with large dark eye and good width of jaw.Well placed nose which gave him an arrogant expression.When he settled on the he had a good top line and a well carried tail and moved soundly.Shown in very heavy coat for his age. Well presented.
2ndRossvale Fun In The Sun at KimevanSolid gold with a beautiful head and expression, good mouth with broad jaw. Very typical in balance with good bone, not as mature in body and coat as winner, very sound mover with good tail carriage, pressed winner hard.
3rdSantosha Black Dawn at HajenzaBlack and white well grown male with lots of substance. Well developed rib cage and strong loin. Good neck and shoulder. He has a huge coat which obscures his typical outline. Broad masculine head with good mouth and nose placement. Level top line with good tailset, moved soundly

Novice Dog
1stSantosha Black Dawn at HajenzaBlack and white well grown male with lots of substance. Well developed rib cage and strong loin. Good neck and shoulder. He has a huge coat which obscures his typical outline. Broad masculine head with good mouth and nose placement. Level top line with good tailset, moved soundly
2ndSantosha Dark Spice for NorbooRed gold and white male with a lovely head and expression. Arrogantly carried head. Well sprung ribcage. Sound mover with a good textured coat. Just preferred the lower balance of winner. Expertly handled.

Post Graduate Dog
1stRossvale All About The BoyGold and white,who at 5 yes old is coming to his best. Well bodied and muscled with a good rib cage. Beautiful head and expression. Large dark eyes and well placed nose. Good mouth with broad jaw. Moved soundly and arrogantly with a level top line and good tail carriage. Heavy coat well presented.
2ndYung Lo’s Who Needs A DressGold and white with lovely balance.Very good construction. Low to the ground with ample bone. Attractive head and expression with lovely large dark eye and good nose placement.Very sound mover, level top line with good tail carriage. Just needs his well textured coat to grow to full maturity.

Limit Dog
1stCh. Art Made Gene Kelly (Imp Swe)Gold and white male of attractive size and balance. Pleasing masculine head. Good width of skull. Large eye. Well developed rib cage.Strong loin. Correct set of tail. At 2 and 12 years old is coming to his best. Moved with freedom keeping a level top line. Coat of very good texture,well presented.
2ndLaurmerand Ace Of SpadesSolid black male with loads of substance and bone. Very typical in balance.Well developed, deep rib cage. Strong loin well coupled. Arrogant masculine head with broad jaw. Heavy coat of super texture, well presented. Moved with drive behind.

Open Dog
1stCh. Honeyshuchun God of ThunderGold and white male who really impressed for his good breed type. Beautiful head with arrogant expression. Broad skull with good, deep stop, correct nose placement. Large dark eye and broad jaw. Obviously masculine without coarseness. Liked his size and natural substance. Low to the ground, good barrelled chest. Well angulated front and rear. Moved soundly and arrogantly.Shown in beautiful coat and furnishings.Well presented and handled. Pleased to award him CC and BOB.
2ndCh. Thaisu Zero To Hero at MiraceyImpressive solid gold dog. Lovely balance of head to tail. Super rib cage and mature body. Ample bone and well muscled. Arrogant expression with a broad skull with well developed deep stop, giving correct nose placement. Shown in wonderful coat of correct texture.He moved very soundly and pressed the winner hard. Just preferred the overall size of my winner. Res CC.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stZeeva ReflectionsDeep gold and white. Pretty and feminine with attractive balance. Lovely head and expression, large dark eyes and pigment. Really good body for age. Ample bone. Well muscled up, which showed in her sound movement. Shown in lovely coat well presented. An accomplished showgirl for one so young. BPIB.
2ndPaliden Bucks Fizz to EklandAttractive 7 month old solid gold. Very typical balance.Attractive head and expression, good neck and shoulders. Level top line, moved soundly with delightful exuberance. Promising coat for age.

Puppy Bitch
1stJo-Kin’s The Dark Side Has Cookies Avec AlcheSolid black,pleasing size. Good bone and substance for her age. Lovely neck and shoulder. Well angulated rear. She moved happily and freely with a level top line and good tail carriage. Shown in promising coat for age. Well presented and handled.

Junior Bitch
1stTameron Miss ParisGold and white. Typically balanced. Very good shoulder and neck. Super front and strong rear angulation. Good rib cage and strong loin. Very feminine head and expression with lovely dark eye and excellent nose placement. Broad mouth. Sound free mover with level top line and beautiful tail carriage. Shown in good coat for age. I strongly considered her for the Res CC but on this occasion she had to give way to the more mature ladies. Her time will undoubtedly come.
2ndPaliden Take A Chance On MeAttractive gold and white with pleasing size and shape. Feminine head with expressive dark eye and good mouth.Soundly constructed. Typical mover. Good coat. Just needs time to mature.

Novice Bitch
1stPaliden Bucks Fizz to EklandAttractive 7 month old solid gold. Very typical balance.Attractive head and expression, good neck and shoulders. Level top line, moved soundly with delightful exuberance. Promising coat for age.
2ndJo-Kin’s The Dark Side Has Cookies Avec AlcheSolid black,pleasing size. Good bone and substance for her age. Lovely neck and shoulder. Well angulated rear. She moved happily and freely with a level top line and good tail carriage. Shown in promising coat for age. Well presented and handled.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stTsantha AdornmentGold and white with a typical feminine balance. Lovely size. Low to the ground with good bone and substance. Well developed chest. Good layback of shoulder and well angulated rear. Attractive head with broad skull, large eye and good under jaw. Moved very soundly and typically. Coming to full maturity another one I considered for top awards.
2ndPhe-Khan Pink ChampagneGold and white very similar in type to winner. Lovely size and shape. Feminine with good bone and substance and well developed chest. Delightful head and expression. Broad skull with large dark expressive eyes. Good mouth with broad under jaw. Just not as positive in movement as the winner but pressed her hard. Good coat well presented.

Limit Bitch
1stPhe-Khan Think PinkVery feminine black and white four years old. Lovely balance. Low to the ground. Excellent rib cage. Good front and rear quarters. Delightful expression with large eyes and very good stop and nose placement. She has arrogance and this shows in her sound movement. Level topline complimented by correct tail carriage. Very good coat and furnishings well presented.
2ndSantosha Cherry Brandy At MiraceyBright gold and white with an eye catching balance.Very feminine and a lovely size. Ample bone well developed rib cage. Well coupled with good rear angulation. Attractive head of good proportions with a lovely expression.Good mouth. Slightly exuberant at times she showed well and moved soundly. Just not as mature as winner but will watch her future with interest.

Open Bitch
1stYung Los HeartbeatGold and white who oozes breed type. Wonderful balance. Low to the ground with the correct length of body to height. Excellent long deep ribcage, strong loin, good bone and mature body. Strong front and rear construction. Beautiful feminine head, arrogant expression with large dark eyes. Correct nose placement with deep stop. Level topline and super tail carriage.Moved typically, soundly and with good rear drive. Shown in wonderful coat, well presented and handled, pleased to award her the CC.
2ndCh. Rossvale Secret ObsessionDeep gold and white. Well known champion who pressed the winner hard. Very feminine. Pleasing balance sturdily constructed mature body. Good neck and lay of shoulder. Level topline strong back end. Beautiful head and expression, large dark eyes, good mouth. Lovely tail carriage. Moved soundly and with arrogance. Shown in beautiful coat a worthy champion. Res CC.

Veteran Bitch
1stPaliden Good As GoldDelightful solid gold. Very attractive feminine 8 year old. Lovely size and shape.Well bodied with a typical balance. Lovely tail carriage, good sized head with a sweet expression. Large expressive eyes. Super mover who belied her age. Shown in excellent coat of very good texture. Best Veteran.