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Full Critique for Leeds 2019

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

This was my first appointment at this level and I had been looking forward to judging this lovely and interesting breed for some time. The weather conditions on the day really conspired agents us. As the day wore on, the ground got more muddy, the rain fell harder and it was impossible to keep the dogs looking at their best. Most of the bitches just hated the ground and therefore movement was not easy to assess. My overall impression on the day was that the quality and breed type was very mixed, head size and shape was mostly good, toplines were not so good, size was also problematic. I was delighted with my major winners and would like to say thank you to all the very sporting exhibitors who showed their dogs under such trying conditions.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stJardhu Lord Of Fire And Ice8 months gold/white, nice type, balanced, right for size and shape, Super head, broad round skull, good width of muzzle, square and flat, well set eye, clean and large, dark and round. Good bite. Nicely arched neck. He has a good front assembly and strong straight front legs. He as rather unsettled and a bit erratic but he did enough to show me he was sound. Very promising but needs time and confidence.
2ndMayofox MatisseBlack/white, again a lovely pup with a good typical head shape, clean round eye, good front and strong bone.

Puppy Dog
1stDaltricia Jamie LeeBlack/white, well grown boy who is balanced and sound with a super shaped head, good broad and round skull, square short muzzle with good width, wide open nostrils, large round dark eyes, good bite and nice underjaw. Well placed front, good strong straight legs, deep lengthy rib and short strong loin and well muscled rear and balanced plumed tail. He has lots of presence and is sturdy and arrogant, easy and free moving. Res Dog CC.
2ndTameron Mr Ralph Lauren At PortiakissLovely gold and white, such a good outline and balance, full of quality and breed type, excellent head shape and foreface, very glamorous and sound.

Junior Dog
1stPrins Big Treasure Heniwo’s With Fairlou (ImpGold sable, good for size, nicely headed and correct eye shape, well ribbed, stylish mover when he settled.
2ndHoneyshuchun The Star LordGold with a good head shape, broad skull, lengthy rib, stylish mover.

Beginners Dog
1stTameron Mr Ralph Lauren At PortiakissLovely gold and white, such a good outline and balance, full of quality and breed type, excellent head shape and foreface, very glamorous and sound.

Post Graduate Dog
1stWarathwaite King Int North De JardhuGold with a good outline and type, handsome well made head, good broad round skull and balanced foreface, nicely shaped eyes, dark with good expression, arched neck into well laid shoulder, deep rib and he is sound and stylish.
2ndDaltricia Arapaho at DelmarveyGold and white, again a nicely balanced dog of good size and substance, sturdy and well made, in good coat very stylish.
3rdShihmali VictoriousGold and white, not a big one but sturdy and substantial, lovely head shape and good foreface, well muscled rear and stylish mover.

Limit Dog
1stChaela RalphishBlack and white in super coat, nicely balanced with a lovely outline, masculine head, with strong broad round skull and wide short muzzle, big round eyes, nicely sound.
2ndShihmali VictoriousGold and white, not a big one but sturdy and substantial, lovely head shape and good foreface, well muscled rear and stylish mover.

Open Dog
1stCh. Miracey Zero HourGold and white, good for size and out line, he has a very attractive head shape with a correct skull and balanced foreface, nicely arched neck into well laid shoulder. Good strong bone, he is sound and in full coat.
2ndDaltricia Mondego JW ShCMBlack, very understated dog with a good sturdy body lengthy rib and correct topline. He has a very well made head, correct in skull and foreface, well placed eyes and super expression. In full coat and very sound.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCMSuperb quality gold and white, just right for size and substance, he has such a typical outline and is so balanced all through. His head is masculine but not overdone in any way, good broad round skull, shock headed with good fall over eyes, balanced muzzle, short, square with good width, good bite and underjaw. Eyes, clean, large and round well placed and with a super expression. Long leathers, nicely arched neck into well laid shoulders, strong straight front legs, good round bone, rib deep and lengthy, level back, strong short loin, well muscled rear. He has a grand tail, heavily plumed and set on high and carried well over his back giving him a truly balanced front and rear. His movement is sound and typical with good reach in front and powerful rear action, so smooth and easy a joy to watch, he was in full coat and was so satisfying to go over. For me he was the outstanding dog of the day. Dog CC & BOB.
2ndTsantha Happy As Larry With HajenzaGold, bigger all through than winner, but sturdy with a good shape and outline. Nicely headed, with a good front.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stAshmakin Red Is The Rose At Jaxtzu (IKC)Solid gold, just 6 months but already showing such promise. She has a really good shape and outline, round broad skull and balanced foreface, lovely eye shape and colour and expression, she has a well made front and lengthy rib, level topline and well set on tail carried correctly. Well muscled and strong rear end, she is a lovely sturdy but feminine with good type and quality and is very sound when she settled
2ndWharfeview She’s Eye CandyGold/white, with a superb head shape, nice short square muzzle with good depth and jaw upturn. Large dark round eyes and lovely expression, she has a good sturdy body, and is well angled front and rear, she really didn’t like the conditions on the wet grass and her handler did well to get her to settle a bit, so she is sound too. I suspect these two super puppies will change places many times and am sure they both have very bright futures.

Puppy Bitch
1stDebeaux Sweet ChilliStunning gold with such good breed type and quality. She is just right for size, so typical in outline and shape and is balanced all through. Head is broad and round in skull, muzzle square short and wide, good jaw and bite. Wide nostrils. Lovely large round dark eyes with super expression, well made and placed front, level topline deep lengthy rib and short strong loin. High set tail with a good plume and carried well over the back. Sturdy well muscled rear. In good coat. Her movement is a joy to watch, so smooth and fluid with good reach and an arrogant demeanour, such a lot of presence for a youngster. She must have a bright future ahead of her. Res Bitch CC.
2ndMifcahs A Star Is BornGold/white with a super outline, quality all through, good broad round skull, balanced in foreface, good jaw and bite, correctly made in front, lengthy rib, strongly muscled rear and she is a lovely size and very feminine, she just hated the weather conditions today and didn’t give of her best but I think she will be a star given time.

Junior Bitch
1stCorrlough Ice MaidenGold/white, ok for size and substance, very pretty head, eye and expression, good neck and topline. Well muscled in rear and moved soundly with reach and drive.
2ndCremefern Dancin In The DarkBlack/white, nicely make anGood for size and substance, feminine head with lovely large dark eyes, moved stylishly.
VHCTejayse Beautiful TraumaGold and white bitch, very sweet and feminine, nice size and shape, well placed eye and good expression, arched neck and well made front, topline and tail, lengthy rib and well muscled rear, very sound.

Beginners Bitch
2ndTejayse Beautiful TraumaGold and white bitch, very sweet and feminine, nice size and shape, well placed eye and good expression, arched neck and well made front, topline and tail, lengthy rib and well muscled rear, very sound.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stWharfeview Kissy SuzukiGold with a lovely head shape, grand eye shape and colour, very feminine all through, in good coat.
2ndLyndatzu Petit Fleur.Black, attractive in head with a good eye colour.

Limit Bitch
1stCarlita Time to Samba JWGold/white, right for size and grand out line, really sturdy body, lengthy rib, correct top line and tail. Nicely muscled in rear. Very sweet head, eye and expression, moved with reach and drive.
2ndCh. Zeeva Reflections JWGold/white, really like her type, very feminine but sturdy with a super out line, she has a grand head, large dark expressive eyes and is a really good bitch to go over however she just wouldn’t settle on the move, probably due to the poor conditions, pity, I really liked her.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumBlack/white, solid and sturdy with good breed type and outline. Broad, round skull, muzzle square short and wide, big dark round eyes, well placed. Such a good front assembly, level top line and balanced tail. Super lengthy rib, short strong loin, well muscled rear, in full coat and she moved in a true breed fashion, arrogant, smooth flowing with good reach and rear driving action. Pleasure to watch. Bitch CC.
2ndCh. Miracey Fruity KissesGold/ white, so pretty and feminine, with a lovely head shape, eye and balanced foreface. Nicely made in front, in full coat and stylish mover.

Veteran Bitch
1stShihmali Mum’s The Word VWGold/white, 8 years old, good size and substance, attractive out line, sturdy body, in full coat and moved stylishly.