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Full Critique for LKA 2017

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

My thanks to the officers and committee of LKA for the opportunity to judge at this prestigious end-of-year show - and to my two stewards. the rings are a great size at this show, and the dogs really stand out on the blue carpet. I feel I had a representative entry with some well-filled classes. and, as to be expected, there were some difficult decisions. Considering the weather in certain parts of the UK, the absentee rate wasn’t too high, with just one class decimated. Type/style, size and proportions were quite mixed - as were heads, mouths (not so many good mouths this time) and bone. the majority of exhibits were soundly made, with just a few out at elbow. and temperament was, on the whole, good. I was very happy with my line-ups - and of course my main winners, all of whom represented the breed for type, quality and sound well-boned frames, as well as being in fine condition.

Minor Puppy Dog
1stTameron Mr Guilty BlackTypy sound b/w 7 months in fine coat and condition, lovely head and expression, sound well-balanced sturdy frame, plenty bone, firm topline, well set tail, sound free mover with good reach and drive, immaculately presented and handled, very promising. BPD.
2ndGladmin Soweto Storm JWSlightly smaller b/w with much to like, pleasing head, sound firm frame, not as mature as 1, another good mover.
VHCRossvale Here Comes The Sun over FairmereWell-coated g/w, slightly higher on leg, pleasing head eyes and pigment, sound firm frame, in good condition, sound free mover.

Puppy Dog
1stMatsuba Infinite LoveAttractive shapely g/w, smaller framed but with good bone for size, pleasing head and expression held proudly on well arched neck, short muscular legs, high set tail balancing head, in good coat and condition, moved well when he got into his stride, holding a good topline.
2ndRossvale Here Comes The Sun over FairmereWell-coated g/w, slightly higher on leg, pleasing head eyes and pigment, sound firm frame, in good condition, sound free mover.

Junior Dog
1stShalehan Yarik For MifcahGlamorous well-presented g/w, sweet head and expression, lovely dark eyes and pigment, good bone, firm well covered frame, high-set and -carried tail, sound free mover, good reach and drive.
2ndJacquinta Lets Go Andy JWSturdy g/w with much to admire, liked head and expression, lovely dark pigment, well bodied sound frame, firm topline, coat a bit in-between, sound free mover, lively character.

Yearling Dog
1stMinfaa Take Me To the Limit at MiddletuneG/w with much to like, pleasing head and expression, dark pigment, plenty underjaw, nicely arch neck, firm topline, sound well-boned frame, well set and carried tail.

Post Graduate Dog
1stThaisu Huggy BearSolid gold, lovely broad round head with good width between well placed eyes, sound firm frame, sound free mover with good reach and plenty drive, coat a little in-between.
2ndDolhas Gingerbread ManThis red dog got his act together as the class progressed, liked overall size and type, good bone, moved well when he got into his stride.

Limit Dog
1stCh. Honeyshuchun God of ThunderAnother difficult class,G/w, took my eye when he entered the ring, and was not disappointed upon closer inspection, fabulous head and expression (sweet yet arrogant), super dark pigment, nicely arched neck, sound firm well-boned frame, short muscular legs, super topline, well set tail, sailed round the ring effortlessly with good carriage reach and drive, sympathetically handled. RDCC.
2ndPekoe One Direction JWVery glamorous shapely g/w with much to admire, sweet expression, good underjaw, nicely arched neck, well set tail, lovely coat well presented, sound mover with good carriage.

Open Dog
1stCh. Miracey Rebel RiderSome lovely dogs here,This glamorous g/w excels in so many areas, lovely broad round head with well-set eyes giving sweet yet arrogant expression, lovely arch to neck well set on, firm well-bodied and -boned frame, super topline, fantastic tail set and carriage balancing outline, in fabulous coat and condition, sound smooth mover with good reach and drive, carries himself like the worthy champion he is, expertly and sympathetically handled and presented. DCC, BOB and delighted to see him go on to G3 under Renee Sporre-Willes.
2ndCh. Cremefern Sweet Talkin Guy JW ShCMG/w, another worthy champion with much to admire, liked head and expression, lovely dark pigment, good underjaw, firm body and topline, sound free mover, well presented.

Veteran Dog
1stJimsamroblee Mr MusclesSound typy 9-year-old g/w in fine condition, pleasing head and eyes, good pigment, firm well-proportioned body, good topline, sound steady mover.

Good Citizen Scheme Dogs
1stJimsamroblee Mr MusclesSound typy 9-year-old g/w in fine condition, pleasing head and eyes, good pigment, firm well-proportioned body, good topline, sound steady mover.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stTameron Miss ParisLovely class - really liked all three, all very promising. 7 months g/w, loved everything about this sound typy baby, the most gorgeous head and expression, plenty underjaw, such a sound well-boned frame, short muscular legs, firmest topline, well set tail, in fine coat and condition, really strode out, superbly handled and presented. BPIB.
2ndBishbow Summer Breeze7 months b/w, lovely head and expression, good bone, sound frame, firm topline, super free mover, in fine condition.

Puppy Bitch
1stShirkeira Olivia At MiddletuneG/w, pleasing head and expression, dark eyes and pigment, firm sound frame, short muscular legs, good bone, firm topline, sound free mover with good carriage.
2ndKatonier Secrets And DreamsB/w with much to admire, lovely head and expression, good bone and body, in fine coat and condition, higher on leg than 1, sound free mover.

Junior Bitch
1stSantosha Cherry Brandy At MiraceyMixed class. Feminine r/w, broad round head, dark eyes, lovely arch neck well set on, sound well-knit frame, good bone and body, short muscular legs, firm topline, moved with good reach and plenty drive.
2ndCh. Shalehan Yarina For Mifcah JW ShCMFeminine yet arrogant sable/w, dark eyes and pigment, nicely arched neck well set on, firm frame, good body, super coat and presentation, high-set and -carried tail, sound free mover, slightly higher on leg than 1.

Yearling Bitch
1stCremefern Lily The PinkThree feminine youngster with little to split them. G/w, attractive head and expression, broad round skull, good width between darkest eyes, good pigment, liked size and proportions, firm topline, sound mover with good reach and drive.
2ndPeekin Miss Souza-TuSimilar comments, slightly longer in body and not as settled as 1.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stLovely typy red with much to admire, pleasing head and expression, good underjaw, lovely dark eyes, nicely arched neck well set-on, ideal size balance and leg length, soundest frame, good bone, firm topline, sound mover with good drive when she got into her stride.
2ndRossvale Xquisite Model at SannivekG/w, another typy young lady with much to like, broad head, sweet expression, dark eyes and pigment, good underjaw, liked proportions, frame not quite as firm as 1, good mover, well coated and presented.

Limit Bitch
1stMinfaa Dancin Cheek To Cheek at MiddletuneThree lovely ladies., Mature g/w, lovely head and expression, well-proportioned nicely arched neck, sound firm frame, well-boned and -bodied, level back, short muscular legs, well set tail, in good coat and condition, sound free mover with good drive. RBCC.
2ndGladmin InalaSlightly smaller g/w, similar comments, liked proportions and firm well-boned frame, level topline, well set tail, another good mover, well presented.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Rossvale Secret ObsessionQuality class of beautiful ladies. Loved everything about this typy feminine g/w, lovely head and expression, broad round skull, lovely dark well-placed eyes, sweet yet arrogant expression, nicely arched neck well set on, sound firm frame of ideal proportions, well set tail, comes alive on the move, her carriage and movement took my breath away, which won her the class and the BCC.
2ndCh. Tameron Miss Black OpiumQuality typy b/w with so much to admire, super head and expression, good underjaw, nicely arched neck, sound well-boned and bodied frame, level topline, well set tail, in super coat and condition, another sound mover with good reach and drive.