Home | Contact | Submit Information

2017  2015  2014  2012  2011  

Full Critique for STC Summer Open Show 2017

View Full Results

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

A big thank you to the officers and committee of this well run club for the invitation to judge this lovely show. The hospitality was warm and welcoming and the food was really tasty thanks to the ladies in the kitchen. Thanks must also go to the exhibitors for bringing their lovely dogs for me to judge. I did find a few narrow chests and some upright shoulders, other than that I felt the quality of the dogs presented to me was generally very good. Although the quality of the bitches was better than the dogs. Generally coat textures was very good.

Puppy Dog
1stMiddletune Wildest Charmer10mths. Dark Gold Parti. Lovely masculine head with an arrogant expression. Nice wide jaw and good dentition. Nice dark pigment and eye. Nice length of neck nicely arched leading to well laid shoulders. Good front and a nice broad chest. Nice barrelled ribs and good couple. Level topline. Good hindquarters with good bone and muscle. Nice tailset. Well presented. Moved very well. BPD & RBD.
2ndJacquinta Lets Go Andy JW11mths. Dark Gold Parti. Another nice boy. Lovely head and expression, good front with a broad chest. Good neck and shoulders, Nice ribs and couple, good topline and nice tailset. Good rear quarters. Moved well.

Junior Dog
1stChanikos Orange Dream of Shenleyvale14mths. Another Dark Gold Parti. Nice head and expression, good wide jaw with good dentition. Good front and shoulders. Nice neck. Nicely ribbed with good couple. Good topline, tailset and rear quarters. Moved well.

Maiden Dog
1stJacquinta Lets Go Andy JW11mths. Dark Gold Parti. Another nice boy. Lovely head and expression, good front with a broad chest. Good neck and shoulders, Nice ribs and couple, good topline and nice tailset. Good rear quarters. Moved well.

Novice Dog
1stJacquinta Lets Go Andy JW11mths. Dark Gold Parti. Another nice boy. Lovely head and expression, good front with a broad chest. Good neck and shoulders, Nice ribs and couple, good topline and nice tailset. Good rear quarters. Moved well.

Graduate Dog
1stJadoremy Dashing Hero3yrs. Black and White. Nice masculine head and good dark pigment which I’d expect from a dog which is mainly black. Nice neck, shoulders and front, although I’d personally preferred him to be a shade wider in chest. Good ribs, couple and topline. Good rear quarters and moved very well.

Post Graduate Dog
1stShanjora’s Calisto Boy JW3yrs. Brindle. Excellent head with a very arrogant expression with good pigment. Good wide jaw although dentition could be better. Good front and an excellent width of chest. Nicely arched neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Nicely ribbed and well coupled. Good topline and tailset. Good rear quarters with good muscle. Very well presented. Moved very well.
2ndChelhama Business Class3 yrs. Black & White Parti. Another lovely head and expression. All of the attributes of 1 but for me his tailset could be better. Moved well

Limit Dog
1stPekoe One Direction JW4yrs. Gold and White Parti. Excellent masculine head, with a lovely expression, nice dark pigment and eye. Good front and excellent width of chest. Nice arch of neck leading to well laid shoulders. Nice barrel ribs and good couple. Good tail set and rear quarters with good muscle. Very well presented. Moved very well. BD. RBIS & BOS.
2ndCremefern Double Trigger4yrs. Gold and White Parti. All the attributes as 1 except his topline could be a little better.

Veteran Dog
1stCh. Shanitaus Mane Attraction JW7½yrs. Gold almost Red and White Parti. I can see why this boy is a Champion. Excellent head. Soft but masculine expression. Really dark pigment and eye. Good width of jaw. Good front and excellent width of chest. Pleasing length and arch of neck leading to well placed shoulders. Lovely barrel ribs and good couple. Good level topline. Good tailset. Good well muscled rear quarters without exaggeration. Extremely well presented and moved exceptionally well.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stShirkeira Olivia At Middletune7mths. Gold and White Parti. Overall there wasn’t much to dislike about this little girl. Gorgeous feminine head. Lovely pigment and eye. Good jaw and dentition. Lovely front and width of chest. Well placed shoulders. Nice neck, good ribs and couple. Good tailset and nicely muscled rear for one so young. Moved exceptionally well.
2ndGladmin Lesotho Promise8mths. Gold and White Parti. Another lovely little girl with all the attributes as 1 except she was just a tad narrower on the chest. Moved well.

Puppy Bitch
1stCh. Shalehan Yarina For Mifcah JW ShCM9mths. Grey Brindle and White. Gorgeous. Really feminine through and through. Lovely head with a soft expression, with dark pigment and lovely round eyes. Excellent mouth with good dentition. Good front and nice width of chest. Lovely arched neck leading to well-placed shoulders. Good ribs and couple. Good tailset balancing the head. Good rear quarters. Real arrogant mover, free flowing with good reach. BPB & BPIS.
2ndMiddletune Wild Gypsy10mths. Gold and White Parti. Litter sister to my BPD. Lovely head and expression. Good mouth, nice front and breadth of chest. Good lay of shoulder and nice round ribs and couple. Good topline nice tailset and rear quarters. Moved well. Not a lot to dislike, pity she had to meet 1 today.

Junior Bitch
1stShirkeira Leather N’Lace16mths. Gold and White Parti. Lovely feminine head, nice dark pigment and lovely eyes. Good mouth. Good front with nice breadth of chest. Very pleasing length and arch of neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Nicely barrelled ribs and good couple. Excellent tail set and rear quarters. Free, arrogant movement.
2ndZeeva Zafirah16mths. Gold and White Parti. Repeat mating of my BIS. Another really feminine head with good pigment and nice dark eye. Good front with excellent breadth of chest. Nice length and arch of neck. Shoulders are acceptable but I would have preferred them a little more laid back. Good ribs and nice couple. Level topline and good tailset. Good rear end. Another good mover.

Beginners Bitch
1stZeeva Zafirah16mths. Gold and White Parti. Repeat mating of my BIS. Another really feminine head with good pigment and nice dark eye. Good front with excellent breadth of chest. Nice length and arch of neck. Shoulders are acceptable but I would have preferred them a little more laid back. Good ribs and nice couple. Level topline and good tailset. Good rear end. Another good mover.

Maiden Bitch
1stYadesha Tsin Fatinat Al Sjark At Shirkeira(ImpNed)21mths. Grey/ Brindle and White Parti. Very pretty feminine head without being fine. Beautiful expression with black pigment and eye. Good mouth. Excellent front with a good breadth of chest. Nicely proportioned neck with correct amount of arch leading to excellent well laid shoulders. Well ribbed and good couple. Level topline and good tailset. Nice rear end.
2ndZeeva Zafirah16mths. Gold and White Parti. Repeat mating of my BIS. Another really feminine head with good pigment and nice dark eye. Good front with excellent breadth of chest. Nice length and arch of neck. Shoulders are acceptable but I would have preferred them a little more laid back. Good ribs and nice couple. Level topline and good tailset. Good rear end. Another good mover.

Novice Bitch
1stYadesha Tsin Fatinat Al Sjark At Shirkeira(ImpNed)21mths. Grey/ Brindle and White Parti. Very pretty feminine head without being fine. Beautiful expression with black pigment and eye. Good mouth. Excellent front with a good breadth of chest. Nicely proportioned neck with correct amount of arch leading to excellent well laid shoulders. Well ribbed and good couple. Level topline and good tailset. Nice rear end.
2ndShanjora Sugar Babe2yrs. Gold and White Parti. A very pleasing bitch through and through. I don’t know if she’s just finished or is about to come into season but she was a little bit touchy about her rear end and she didn’t carry her tail well although it was set on correctly. She moved very well.

Graduate Bitch
1stShirkeira Leather N’Lace16mths. Gold and White Parti. Lovely feminine head, nice dark pigment and lovely eyes. Good mouth. Good front with nice breadth of chest. Very pleasing length and arch of neck leading to good lay of shoulder. Nicely barrelled ribs and good couple. Excellent tail set and rear quarters. Free, arrogant movement.
2ndCremefern Lily The Pink18mths. Gold and White. Very feminine head. Good pigment and eye. Good mouth. Good front but I would have preferred her chest to be a little wider. Nice neck but I would have preferred more lay of shoulder. Good ribs and couple. Nice tailset and rear end. Moved well.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stShanjora’s Golden Sunset2yrs. Grey Brindle. Nice head, good pigment and dark eye which you would expect with this coat colour. Nice mouth. Pleasing front and chest. Nice neck and good lay of shoulder. Nicely ribbed and coupled. Nice topline and tailset. Good rear end, moved well.
2ndGladmin Inala2yrs 3mths. Gold and White. Very petite bitch in a very strong class. Nice head, good pigment and eye. Arrogant expression. Good mouth and wide chest. Nicely proportioned arched neck. Good shoulders, nice ribs, level topline. Good tailset which gave a balanced outline. Nice straight rear with good muscle. Moved really well. Unfortunate she was a little too petite for me.
3rdKengai Kismet2yrs 9mths. Red almost Liver and White Parti. Very pleasing head with good pigment. Very arrogant expression, good mouth. Good front and broad chest. Nice neck and lay of shoulder. Nicely ribbed and coupled. Good topline and tailset which gave a nice balance. Good rear end. Moved well.

Limit Bitch
1stMinfaa Dancin Cheek To Cheek at Middletune2½YRS. Gold. Nicely proportioned head. Nice pleasing expression, good pigment and dark eye. Good mouth. Nice front and broad chest. Nicely proportioned and arched neck. Good lay of shoulder. Good barrelled ribs, level topline. Lovely tailset which gave a nice overall balance. Good rear and excellent coat. Moved very well.RBB.
2ndKengai Kismet2yrs 9mths. Red almost Liver and White Parti. Very pleasing head with good pigment. Very arrogant expression, good mouth. Good front and broad chest. Nice neck and lay of shoulder. Nicely ribbed and coupled. Good topline and tailset which gave a nice balance. Good rear end. Moved well.

Open Bitch
1stCh. Zeeva Love Unlimited for Maili JW Sh CM2yrs 7mths. Gold and White Parti. What a beauty. I judged this young lady when she was just 7 months old and fell in love with her then and had no hesitation at that time in awarding her BPIB & BOB and G1 & PG1. But like a fine wine she’d matured and become a real beauty queen. For me she had everything in spades. Such a soft, arrogant oriental expression. Lovely head of correct proportions. Lovely mouth, excellent front and lovely wide chest. Excellent length and arch of neck leading to beautifully laid firm shoulders. Excellent broad and deep barrelled ribs. Well coupled. Level topline. Lovely tail set which gave her a wonderful balance. Nice correctly proportioned rear. Presented to perfection. Didn’t put a foot wrong when she moved with an arrogant free flow. Excellent reach at the front and a strong rear action. A credit to her owner. I can see why she’s a Champion. BB & BIS.
2ndChanikos Dreams A Brewin2yrs 8mths. Gold. Head of correct proportions with a nice expression and dark pigment. Good mouth and front. Broad chest. Good neck leading to good shoulders, but not as good as 1. Nicely ribbed and coupled. Acceptable topline but a little high at the rear. Nice tailset and good rear. Moved well.

Veteran Bitch
1stCh. Wenricks Just Step Aside (Ger, VDH,)10YRS. Dark Gold almost Liver and White Parti. What can I say. 10yrs old and still going strong. Nicely proportioned head with an arrogant expression. Black pigment and eye. Good wide jaw although dentition not perfect but what can you expect from a 10yr old. Good front and broad chest. Nicely proportioned and arched neck leading to well laid shoulders. Good barrel ribs and nicely coupled. Good tail set giving good overall balance. Lovely rear with good action on the move. Still in excellent coat. A credit to her owner. BVIS.
2ndSuperlion Jezabel At Marbrux9yrs. Black and White Parti. Nicely proportioned head. Good black pigment and eye. Nice expression. Good mouth for her age. Nice front. Nice neck, shoulders and ribs. Level topline and good tailset. Good rear. Moved well.