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Full Critique for Darlington 2023

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

The wind did nothing to help coats today, but at least it stayed dry for most of the judging. I thought some heads were rather small, but generally a good standard and depth of quality.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stHoneyshuchun Soldier Boy At BornredPromising pup. Sturdy in build and moved well, showing pads as he went away. Liked his head. Well set dark eyes, round skull. Good width of muzzle. He has enough neck. Slightly bowed in front. Well ribbed. Tail just a bit flat on topline.

Puppy Dog
1stMiddletune Blazzin Saddles JWVery well made d. He has a fairly large head, round in skull. Good eyes. Nice big nose. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Long upper arm. Fairly straight legs. Well ribbed sturdy body. Level topline. V good tail. Enough hind angulation. Very promising pup.
2ndCarlita Time to DreamBaby of class. Not as good in front as 1 but better than 3. He has a well proportioned head and a super mouth. Medium beck. Level topline. Good tail. Well bent stifle with low hocks.

Junior Dog
1stDaltricia Jack Higgins JWHe has a super expression and a head of good size. Would like a little more neck. Liked his sturdy body, he is slightly taller than some. Level topline. V good tail. Just a bit better moving towards than 2.
2ndKeola Driving Force JWLovely eye and expression. Rounded skull. More neck than 1, could be straighter in front. Well ribbed. Level topline. Good tail. Uses his rear well.

Post Graduate Dog
1stAlchez After The StormLiked the size of his rounded skull with well set eyes. Lengthy neck. He is better in front than 2 and has good width coming towards. Level topline. V good tail. He could have a little more hind angulation. Moved v well.
2ndThaisu Storming Off To BishbowSturdy, typed D not particularly trying today. Liked balance of his head, rather strong in underjaw. Lengthy neck. He is well ribbed. Level topline. Good tail and rear. Just needs a bit more width in front.

Limit Dog
1stCh. Cremefern Trigger A Storm At Symaraju JWSturdy d of good proportions. Liked his head size and roundness in skull. Well placed dark eyes. Good nose and muzzle length. Enough neck. Quite a good front. Level topline and sv good tail. Moderate rear. RCC
2ndEmerson Alpiu Slenis Of Alchez JW ShCEx OSWLiked his shape, would prefer a slightly bigger skull and more rounded. Dark eyes. Enough neck. Not quite front of 1. Level topline. Super tail. Moderate rear.

Open Dog
1stCh. Warathwaite The Kingslayer (Bel,Lux, UK)Really lovely d to go over. Liked his head proportions. Super eye and expression. Correct length nose. Good neck. Well laid shoulder. Sloping upper arm. Fairly straight legs. Well bodied, short loin. Level topline. V good tail. Liked his rear. Could be tidier in front but stylish mover. CC & BOB
2ndCh. Senousi Dressed For It By FairmereV sturdy honest sort of d. Liked his head. Rounded skull. Dark eyes. Enough muzzle medium neck. Level topline, with a good tail. Tenses his topline on table and not quite the rear of 1.
3rdAlchez After The StormLiked the size of his rounded skull with well set eyes. Lengthy neck. He is better in front than 2 and has good width coming towards. Level topline. V good tail. He could have a little more hind angulation. Moved v well.

Veteran Dog
1stDaltricia Wilbur Smith JW ShCMSturdy d of excellent proportions and super mover. Liked his size head, eyes set well apart. Enough neck. Better front than 2, with fairly straight legs. Good forechest. Level topline. Super tail. V good rear. BV
2ndCh. Carlita Reason To Dream JW ShCMLower and longer than 1. He has a nicely rounded skull. Dark eyes. Enough neck. Level topline, and a super tail. Moved v well.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stSassyshi Cake By The Ocean With Shirkeira JWReally super pup. Liked her proportions, she is sturdy and still feminine, V good head with a rounded skull. Well placed eyes, which are dark and has a super expression. Well placed large nose. Enough neck. Well made front. Level topline. V good tail. Moved so v well. Really fell for her BP

Puppy Bitch
1stCh. Tameron Miss I Want ChooShe has a v pretty head. Dark eyes.an a lovely open nose. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder but a bit short in upper arm. Well spring ribs. Firm in topline. V good tail. Liked her rear. Moved v well.
2ndThaisu Fallen Angel Among KimevanShe too has a v pretty, fem head. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Could be slightly better in shoulder. Grand body. Level topline. Super tail. Liked her rear.

Junior Bitch
1stDaltricia Jane Austen JWFairly easy winner of this class. She is sturdy and of good proportions. Liked her head. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. She has a good front with width between her fairly straight legs. Level topline. Would just like a slightly better tail. Well made rear. V good mover.
2ndCarlita’s Star of LoveLiked her proportions. She has a fem head with well placed dark eyes. Medium neck. Not the topline of 1. She is rather too moderate in angulation. Went well

Post Graduate Bitch
1stCavateena Situla Scarlet for LavrilFem b who is nicely proportioned. Liked her head, round skull. Well placed eyes. Enough length nose. Lengthy neck. Level topline. V good tail.
2ndNorboo Esmeralda By ShihzarbrunoSturdy type b. She has a round skull. V good eyes. Lengthy neck. V good tail. She moved v well.

Limit Bitch
1stCh. Coursani Sand QueenLiked the proportions on this sturdy b, who has a good size head. Round, dark eyes. Well placed nose. Enough neck. Quite a good front and more accurate in front action than 2. Level topline. Could be shorter in loin. Moderate rear but more angulation than 2.
2ndSenousi Love The DressLiked her shape and proportions. Pretty and fem in head. Dark eyes. Well placed nose. Lengthy neck. Just a bit close moving in front. Level topline. V good tail.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Bishbow Summer BreezeVery typy b. She has a v good size head with a round skull. Super eye and expression Liked her length muzzle. She has enough neck. V good front. Could maybe be better coming towards. Level topline. Super tail, she was one of the few where height meets the top of skull. Moderate rear. Correct coat texture. CC
2ndCh. Warathwaite Royal DivaShe too has a good size head. Well placed eyes. Could be a bit longer in nose. Lengthy neck. Sturdy in body not quite front of 1. Liked her tail. Moderate rear, used v well. RCC

Veteran Bitch
1stThaisu Desperate Housewife for KimevanV fem b in v good condition. She has a round skull. Dark eyes. Medium neck. Quite a good front. Level topline. Well bent stifle. Just a bit untidy in front action.