Home | Contact | Submit Information

2021  2019  2018  2016  2015  

Full Critique for Scottish KC (May) 2021

View Full Results

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

Minor Puppy Dog
1stMifcahs The Young Pretender8 mth gold/white. Sturdy, well-made youngster you was so good to go over and presented a lovely outline with nicely arched neck of correct length to balance, firm, level back and tail set on high and of correct carriage. Quality head, all male, yet with no suggestion of coarseness, good breadth with dark expressive eyes which are placed well apart, short square muzzle, wide open nostrils and excellent dentition. Nice layback of shoulder and good return of upper arm and firm, muscular hindquarters with nice strong hocks. Moving freely, using himself as he goes and showing full pad. Quality coat and presentation. Best Puppy Dog.
2ndTameron Mr Black Is Back6½ mth black/white. Only a baby and needing more time. Completely different type to the winner but another with lots to like. Well balanced with nicely arched neck, firm topline, ribcage extending well back and developing well for age, muscular loin and tail good for both set and carriage. Most attractive head with rounded skull of good breadth, dark expressive eyes placed well apart, short square muzzle of good width, wide open nostrils and pleasing dentition. Shoulders well laid back but somewhat wider in front. Moving so well in profile with confident carriage for one so young.

Puppy Dog
1stCremefern Trigger A Storm At Symaraju11 mth gold/white. This youngster was good to over and presented a nicely balanced outline with correct length of neck to carry the heady proudly, straight back, good depth to chest, ribbed well back, firm muscular loin and tail just right for set and carriage. Pleasing head with round skull of good breadth, correct length of muzzle, large round eyes, ears of correct set, short square muzzle and wide open nostrils. Well boned forelegs, chest well let down and firm hindquarters with muscular thighs. Moving freely fore and aft but could extend a tad more on the go around. Quality coat.
2ndVirtulvilage Fred A StareGold/white just coming up to 12 mths who pleased for overall type but a tad longer in back than the winner and therefore gave a little away in outline. Nicely arched neck, topline rising somewhat, nicely rounded ribs which extend well back, firm loin and tail good for both set and carriage. Most attractive head with broad, round skull, dark expressive eyes set well apart, square muzzle of good width, wide open nostrils and very good mouth. Moving out well in profile with excellent carriage but could be better in front. Showing full pad when going away.

Junior Dog
1stSantosha Dark Secret With CoursaniThree very different dogs challenged in this class with the winner being this 12 mth black. He was the best to go over in the class and appealed for overall type and outline. Neck of correct length to balance, firm straight back, nice spring of rib with good length to ribcage, muscular loin and tail set on high and of correct carriage. Quality head with masculine expression; broad, round skull, excellent eye, wide open nostrils, short muzzle of ample width and pleasing mouth. Well constructed all through and moves out well and shows full pad when going away. Very well handled.
2ndAlchez After The Storm12 mth black/white. Out of a much larger mould but he is nicely balanced and pleased for type. Nicely arched neck, level topline, ribbed well back, firm loin and tail of good set. Attractive head with rounded skull of good breadth, dark expressive eyes, ample width to muzzle, good nostrils and mouth. Shoulders well laid back and well boned forelegs. Moving out well in profile with confident carriage but rear action not that of winner. Well handled.

Novice Dog
1stYazhi Rocket Man2 yr old gold/white. Neck of sufficient length to carry head proudly, topline rises somewhat, rounded ribcage but could extend further back, firm loin and tail set on high and of correct carriage. Fair skull, dark expressive eyes placed well apart, ears of correct set, wide open nostrils and short, square muzzle. Would like to see a little more layback of shoulder and this reflects on the move where he could extend a little more to advantage. Moving nicely on the down and back and showing pads as he goes.

Post Graduate Dog
1stIsishouse Lord Grantham JWRather mixed class which saw this 6 yr old gold/white come out on top. Out of a smaller mould but he pleased to go over and scored on the move too. Neck of correct length to balance, firm straight back, well rounded ribcage, muscular loin and tail good for set and carriage. Attractive head and expression with nice breadth to his rounded skull, dark round eyes of good size, ample width to muzzle and good nostrils. Smooth-flowing action and using himself as he goes. Well handled.
2ndPrins Big Treasure Heniwo’s With Fairlou (Imp3 yr old gold/white who appealed for size and balance. Neck of good length to carry head proudly, pretty good topline, well rounded ribcage which extends well back, firm loin and tail set on high but somewhat shorter. Broad, round skull, dark expressive eyes set well apart, wide open nostrils and short, square muzzle of good width. Movement could not match that of winner.

Limit Dog
1stMifcahs The King And I JW2yr old pale gold/white. Quality boy who was so good to go over given his correct construction. Masculine headpiece with good breadth to his rounded skull, large round eyes of good colour and placement, excellent nostrils, muzzle of good width and correct dentition. Nicely arched neck of correct length to balance, firm topline, lovely rib, muscular loin and tail just right for set and carriage. Super front assembly and firm muscular hindquarters which gives rise to sound, free action and one who uses himself to advantage when gaiting. Quality coat and so very well presented.
2ndShalehan Yasheron5 yr old gold/white. A different type to the winner but another who was well made all through and pleasing to go over and he put up a strong challenge here. He presented a nicely balanced outline with arched neck of good length, straight topline, excellent ribbing, firm muscular loin and correct tail for set and carriage. Quality head with broad, rounded skull, dark expressive eyes of correct placement, short square muzzle of good width, wide open nostrils and nice dark pigmentation. Shoulders well laid back, good breadth to chest and muscular hindquarters with nice strong hocks. Moving freely with good drive from the rear.

Open Dog
1stCh. Yung Lo’s Always And Forever (Swe Dk). The first three here all appealed yet were of differing types. My eventual choice for the winner was this 4 yr old gold/white. I thought him such a good type, he is all male yet so very well balanced and well made all through and a pleasure to go over. Nicely arched neck of correct length to carry the head proudly, level back, first class ribbing, firm muscular loin and tail set on high and of correct carriage to balance. Most attractive headpiece with nicely rounded skull of good breadth, dark round eyes of good size set well apart and giving warm expression, ears of correct set, short square muzzle and good width to underjaw. Solid all through with good bone and well constructed both front and rear with excellent muscle-tone. Moving out freely with arrogant carriage, extending well in front and showing full pad as he goes away. Quality coat and presented in such good order. CC.
2ndCh. Miracey Zero Hour4 yr old gold/white. As already mentioned, a different type to the winner, but another of quality. Masculine throughout with no suggestion of coarseness, a little longer than the winner and therefore gave a little away on outline but he was so good to go over and soundly built throughout. Super head and expression with rounded skull of good breadth, dark round eyes of good size and set, ears set on slightly below the crown of the skull, short square muzzle of good width, wide open nostrils and lovely underjaw. Muscular neck of correct length to balance, firm straight back, well rounded ribs which are carried well back, muscular loin and tail set high and of correct carriage. Smooth, free action, using himself as he goes and showing full pad. Super coat and presentation. RCC.

Veteran Dog
1stTysake Prime MoverDark brindle of 10 yrs. This boy pleased for overall type and presented a balanced outline with nicely arched neck, topline rises somewhat, pretty good ribbing, muscular loin and tail set on high and of good carriage. Rounded skull of good breadth, large dark round eyes which are set well apart, wide open nostrils and good width to his short, square muzzle. Pleasing forequarters with well laid shoulders and chest of good breadth and well let down between the forelegs. Moving out well enough on the go around but a tad closer when going away. Best Veteran.

Minor Puppy Bitch
1stTameron Miss Black Orchid6½ mth old black/white. My notes say, “Only a baby, but what a cracker!??, and that she is. Utterly feminine, she excelled for type and presented a beautifully balanced outline with neck of correct length to permit proud head carriage, straight topline, rib developing well for age and carried well back, firm loin and tail set on high and of correct carriage to balance. Most attractive head with round skull of good breadth, dark round eyes giving rise to warm expression, ears of correct set, short square muzzle of ample width and good underjaw. Well made both front and rear and moving out freely with excellent carriage and showing full pad as she goes. Best Puppy.
2ndThaisu Every Witch Way to Marbo8 mth gold/white. Another nice pup who pleased for type and she also presented a well-balanced outline with nicely arched neck, level back, good length to ribcage, firm loin and tail set on high and of good carriage. Lovely head and expression with broad, rounded skull, dark round eyes of good size and placement, ears of correct set, wide open nostrils, muzzle of good width and nice dark pigmentation. Moving out well on the go around but front could not match that of winner. Excellent coat and presentation.

Junior Bitch
1stZeeva Mirror Image13 mth dark gold/white who greatly appealed; feminine throughout and an absolute delight to go over. Exquisite head and expressive with broad, well rounded skull, large round eyes of good colour and set well apart, short square muzzle of good width with nice cushioning, wide open nostrils, excellent pigmentation and nice strong, broad underjaw. Nicely arched neck flowing smoothly into well laid shoulders, excellent ribbing, good depth and breadth to chest, firm well-muscled loin and heavily plumed tail set on high and carried in a curve well over the back to balance outline. First class construction both front and rear, carrying ample bone and presented in such good order with well-muscled thighs and quality coat. Moving true both fore and aft and using herself fully with desired arrogant carriage of the breed and showing full pad as she goes away. Handled to perfection. CC & BOB.
2ndCavateena Situla Scarlet for Lavril13 mth pale gold/white. This girl also pleased for overall type and she too scored in outline with nicely arched neck of good length to balance, firm topline, good spring of rib and ribbing extending well back, muscular loin of good breadth and tail set on high of good carriage. Pleasing head but not quite the expression of winner; rounded skull of good breadth, dark round eyes of good set, wide open nostrils, ample width to muzzle and excellent mouth. Moving out well in profile with good carriage but somewhat wider when going away. Well presented.

Beginners Bitch
1stElzu Ebony And Ivory3 yr old black/white. Sturdily built girl who was pleasing to go over. Neck of good length to balance, level topline, good depth to chest, excellent ribbing, firm muscular loin and tail correct for set and carriage. Rounded skull of good breadth, dark expressive eyes, ears of correct set, short square muzzle, good nostrils and nice width to underjaw. Gaiting well on the go around with good carriage but could be better when going away. Presentation not that of winner.

Graduate Bitch
1stRossvale’s Finnish Model23 mth old gold/white who was an easy winner in this class for me. Sturdy, well-made girl who scored for type and is so good in outline with nicely arched neck of correct length to carrying the head proudly, straight back, well sprung ribs with extend well back, good depth to chest, firm loin and high set tail which is just right for carriage. Quality headpiece with feminine expression; rounded skull of good breadth, excellent eye and ear, wide muzzle of correct length, good nostrils, nice dark pigmentation and good breadth to underjaw. Shoulders well laid and firm, muscular hindquarters. Smooth, free flowing side gait with excellent carriage and so very well handled. RCC.
2ndCorrlough Standing Ovation2 yr old pale gold/white. This girl was not entirely relaxed on the day. She presented a pleasing outline with neck of correct length to balance, level topline, good length to ribcage, firm loin and tail of good set and carriage. However, she was slighter all through and I would have liked a little more of her. Feminine head with fair breadth to skull, dark expressive eyes, wide open nostrils and lovely pigmentation. Moving freely with forelegs reaching well forward and showing full pad when going away. Good coat.

Post Graduate Bitch
1stMarhilway Spirited EdgeFeminine 2 yr old gold/white. I thought this girl a lovely type and she scored in outline too with super neck, firm level back, good length to ribcage and tail set on high and of correct carriage. Most attractive head with round skull of nice breadth, large round eyes of good colour and set well apart, short square muzzle of good width, wide open nostrils and excellent mouth. Soundly constructed all through and moves out freely with good carriage and showing full pad. She is still far from maturity but has all the requisites to go all the way.
2ndElzu Ebony And Ivory3 yr old black/white. Sturdily built girl who was pleasing to go over. Neck of good length to balance, level topline, good depth to chest, excellent ribbing, firm muscular loin and tail correct for set and carriage. Rounded skull of good breadth, dark expressive eyes, ears of correct set, short square muzzle, good nostrils and nice width to underjaw. Gaiting well on the go around with good carriage but could be better when going away. Presentation not that of winner.

Limit Bitch
1stSantosha Ice Queen of Coursani.The first two here greatly appealed. My winner was this 2 yr old dark gold/white. Soundly constructed girl who scored in outline with excellent neck, firm straight back, well sprung ribs which are carried well back, chest of good depth, muscular loin and tail set on high and carried well to balance. Feminine headpiece with broad, rounded skull, large round eyes of good colour and placement, ears of correct set, nice wide muzzle of correct length, wide open nostrils and broad underjaw. Moving cleanly on the down and back and using herself as she goes. Good coat and presentation.
2ndMiracey Sand Dancer At Katonier2 yr old dark gold/white. Another with so much to like and good to go over. She is just a fraction longer than the winner and therefore gave away a little in outline. Nicely arched, muscular neck, straight topline, lovely rib, deep chest, firm loin and tail set on high and of correct carriage. Quality head with round skull of good breadth, dark round eyes of good size and set giving rise to warm expression, muzzle of ample breadth, wide open nostrils, dark pigmentation and good underjaw. Shoulders well laid back and firm, well muscled thighs. Moving true with good carriage but winner just had the edge on the go around.

Open Bitch
1stRossvales Latest ModelNice class which saw three quality girls compete. The winner was this 6 yr old gold/white who presented a nicely balanced outline with neck of correct length, level topline, good depth and breadth to chest, nice spring of rib and ribcage extending well back, firm loin and high set tail of good carriage to balance. Feminine head with rounded skull of good breadth, dark expressive eyes of correct placement, short square muzzle, wide open nostrils and nice broad underjaw. Well constructed both front and rear, carrying nice bone and presented in firm condition. Moving out smoothly with excellent carriage and showing full pad. Good coat and presentation.
2ndCorrlough Ice Maiden3 yr old gold/white. Different type to the winner but she also appealed and excelled for type and balance. Feminine, yet sturdy, with muscular, arched neck, straight back, excellent ribbing, deep chest, firm loin and tail set on high and of correct carriage. Lovely headed girl with super expression; round skull with good breadth between her large round eyes of good colour, ears set on slightly below crown of skull, short square muzzle of ample width, wide open nostrils, nice dark pigmentation and good width to underjaw. Shoulders well laid back, ample bone to forelegs and firm, muscular hindquarters with nice strong hocks. Moving out with confident carriage.