07 November 2015
Judge: Mr Brian Lees
My thanks to the Committee of this well respected Club for inviting me to judge at their Open Show and for the warm welcome I received. Thank you also to the exhibitors for their enTries and the sportsmanlike manner in which they accepted my decisions.
I found the males to be more consistent to the breed standard than the females, a small number need to pay more attention to keeping teeth clean and a few are losing sight of what constitutes the silky single coat. Fine and dainty is also absent in a few of the exhibits but having said this, the spirit of the Butterfly is still alive and many today were active and alert as one should be, always on the move and bordering on the naughty in some cases. I must give a credit to the Veterans, some, as might be expected, have several missing teeth but there were others that were less afflicted in this department and found themselves with higher placings as a result. I found some front feet tending to splay out, some lighter eyes, a few low set tails and a few too many ‘flatter tails’ – and there was even one with a strange twist in the tail.
Best in Show: LYNFLYER WINTER SPARKLE
Reserve Best in Show: MELANGEL TIME TO SHINE
Best Puppy in Show: LYNFLYER WINTER SPARKLE
Best Veteran in Show: JAROMA GEENA GEE AT ELFUAGO
Best Junior Handler in Show: CARAGH McGRATH
Best Dog: MELANGEL TIME TO SHINE
Reserve Best Dog: SWEETBRIAR STICKS AN STONES
Best Puppy Dog: ROZAMIE REQUEST BELVANE
Best Bitch: LYNFLYER WINTER SPARKLE
Reserve Best Bitch: JAROMA GEENA GEE AT ELFUAGO
Best Puppy Bitch: LYNFLYER WINTER SPARKLE
Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog (3)
1st: Foynes & May’s LAFAY PETITE ETOILE Dainty R/W 6½ m, alert, good bite, dark eye, balanced outline, level topline, correct tailset and carriage, silky coat, smart mover.
2nd: Anderson’s PAPPRETTY ATHOS AMITIE Tri, slightly larger overall than 1 and not quite the topline, but a straight front, dark eye and good bite, mobile ears and silky coat, moved well.
3rd: Green & George-Evans’ MOETICA WILLIAM (imp)
Class 2 Puppy Dog (5)
1st: Richardson’s ROZAMIE REQUEST BELVANE Immediately caught my eye, smart R/W, an ideal size, lovely single silky coat, balanced head, large ears, expressive dark eye, medium neck and level topline. Nicely set and carried tail with plume developing well. Fine bone and hare feet, a well balanced outline, positive and true movement. BPD, Res BPIS
2nd: Clint’s PAPPLEWICK PERSIAN POWER B/W, well balanced head, dark sparkling eye and a good bite, good size ears used to advantage, medium neck and level topline, good tail carriage, a good coat, fine bone and hare feet, moved well.
3rd: Aitkin’s ELFUAGO A NEW ADVENTURE
Res: Mann’s MELANGEL X FACTOR
Class 3 Junior Dog (2)
1st: Stevenson’s PAPPLEWICK PICTURE PERFECT B/W with balanced head, lovely expression and large mobile ears, medium neck into good shoulders, level topline and a well set tail. An ideal size with a lovely silky coat, good balance and profile on the move.
2nd: Moss’s KOLOTO LORD BOSSY BOOTS OF DELPHLANDS Nicely marked Tri with well defined markings, large mobile ears, good bite, medium neck into good shoulders, level topline and a well set tail. He was unhappy today and was not at his most settled on the move.
Class 4 Yearling Dog (6)
1st: Clint’s PETRESS SPECIAL BLEND JW Smart R/W, balanced head, good stop, large mobile ears, very good single silky coat, presented a balanced profile moving and standing, medium neck and level topline, neat hare feet, good front, fine bone and moved well.
2nd: Kirk’s KIRKCHASE DANGER MOUSE Well defined Tri, pushed 1 hard, balanced head, good bite and dark expressive eye, lovely silky coat, level topline and balanced profile, moved well.
3rd: Austin & Thompson’s MELANGEL HIGHLAND VOGUE AT JHANAKIA
Res: Moss & Robins’ JAROMA LORD OF THE MANOR OF DELPHLANDS
VHC: Hobson’s GRINSDALES GIGALO AT ROSENJON
Class 5 Novice Dog (1)
1st: Moss & Robins’ JAROMA LORD OF THE MANOR OF DELPHLANDS Nice sized Tri, compact and balanced, well marked and abundant coat if a little dull. Good bite, balanced head with good stop, mobile ears, good shoulders and fine bone. Moved OK.
Class 6 Graduate Dog (6)
1st: Bruce & Bruce-Jackson’s TIJUANA MISCHIEF MAKER Fine & dainty B/W, fine muzzle & good stop, head in balance with well placed mobile ears and good fringes. Medium neck into well sloped shoulders, level topline, good tail set and carriage and a correct single silky coat. Moved with confidence.
2nd: Cooke’s SUKANTO YUKI STORM Tri with fine muzzle and appealing expression, large mobile ears, slightly lower placed than 1, silky coat texture, level topline, good tail set and plume, moved well displaying a balanced profile.
3rd: Richardson’s SWEETBRIAR SHINE ON BELVANE
Res: Hobson’s ROSENJON HU SHUDBSOLUCKY
VHC: Verity & Moor’s TIJUANA STARMAKER
Class 7 Post Graduate Dog (2)
1st: Dutton’s PENANG SO THE STORY GOES Slightly larger Tri, a wealth of coat, balanced head, appealing expression, large, well fringed but lower placed mobile ears, good spring of rib, firm body and well muscled quarters, moved well.
2nd: Green’s JORGEALIN ZIGGY STARMAN AT RUBYWINGS R/W, pretty head, smaller ears, medium neck and level topline, good tail set and carriage, good plume and silky coat texture. Moved well.
Class 8 Limit Dog (8, 1 absent)
1st: Mann’s MELANGEL TIME TO SHINE Liked the size of this B/W boy. Lovely head, balanced and expressive, appealing dark eye, good bite, well placed mobile ears, medium neck into well sloped shoulders, level topline, good silky textured coat, fine bone, neat hare feet, moved with purpose. BD, RBIS, BOS
2nd: Clint’s PAPPLEWICK PERSIAN PUNCH JW Dainty DS/W boy, balanced head, fine muzzle and dark sparkling eye, well placed ears, nicely fringed, medium neck and level topline, good tail set, carriage and plume. Silky textured coat, moved well.
3rd: Dutton’s POWDERMILL ORIGINAL TOUCH
Res: Taylor’s BANKSHILL LORD OF THE RINGS PUREPIXIE
VHC: Foynes & May’s SWEETBRIAR FACE THE MUSIC AT JOHNASTA
Class 9 Open Dog (4)
1st: Waters’ SWEETBRIAR STICKS AN STONES JW Fine and dainty Tri, sweet expression, refined features, large mobile ears well fringed, medium neck and level topline, fine bone and lovely hare feet. Super silky texture coat, moved with style. Res BD
2nd: Thornton’s SHARJOY IN THE FUTURE B/W with balanced head, large well placed mobile ears, medium neck, good shoulders and level topline. Good spring of rib and a firm body covered with a wealth of coat. Well muscled quarters, moved well.
3rd: Atkins’ METAMORPHIC POSTED TO VLINDER
4th: Foynes & May’s SWEETBRIAR FACE THE MUSIC AT JOHNASTA
Class 10 Special Beginners Dog (3)
1st: Green’s JORGEALIN ZIGGY STARMAN AT RUBYWINGS
2nd: Hobson’s ROSENJON HU SHUDBSOLUCKY Fine boned B/W, nice eye and good bite, silky coat, nice hare feet, moved well.
3rd: Moss’s KOLOTO LORD BOSSY BOOTS OF DELPHLANDS
Class 11 Minor Puppy Bitch (1)
1st: Mann’s MELANGEL YASMINA Promising B/W youngster, just 6 mths and very raw but with all the essentials. Appealing head and expression, fine bone, level topline, silky coat, would prefer larger ears, very playful on the move.
Class 12 Puppy Bitch (5, 1 absent)
1st: Woodrow’s LYNFLYER WINTER SPARKLE This Tri girl just took my breath away. She has a classic head, perfectly in balance, dark sparkling eye, large well placed mobile ears, a medium neck into well sloped shoulders, level topline and an ideal tail set and carriage. Her markings are quite distinct, a coat of the most desirable silky texture, a firm body, fine boned yet sufficiently well muscled to move free and true whilst retaining that certain playfulness. I shall watch her progress with interest. BPB, BB, BIS & BPIS.
2nd: Morton’s LYNFLYER WINTER DREAM AT ABLAZZOR Litter sister to the class winner, another Tri of classic proportions, marginally smaller but no less in stature. Has a balanced head, large mobile ears, placed well, level topline and good tail set. A silky textured coat, firm body and sound in limb. Moved well.
3rd: Brett’s GOLDMALI JINGLE BELL
Res: Waters’ CARAIDEAS JOIE DE VIVRE
Class 13 Junior Bitch (3, 2 absent)
1st: Morton’s LYNFLYER WINTER MAGIC AT ABLAZZOR Another from the same litter as the previous class winners, again a Tri with similar atTributes. Finer, balanced head, keen eye and well placed mobile ears, medium neck and good topline, fine bone and good hare feet. A fine silky coat, good ribs, firm body and moved well. Stood alone but well deserved her win.
Class 14 Yearling Bitch (3, 1 absent)
1st: Robins’ JAROMA LADY IN WAITING Dainty R/S/W, fine boned, good bite and dark sparkling eye, lovely well placed ears, rounded skull, medium neck, good ribs and level topline, good tailset and carriage, lovely silky coat, neat hare feet moved well creating a balanced profile moving and standing.
2nd: Kirk’s KIRKCHASE DARE TO DREAM Balanced headed Tri, fine boned, smaller type, level topline, good tailset and carriage, an abundant coat, would prefer a little more neck, correct hare feet, moved well.
Class 15 Novice Bitch (2)
1st: Mann’s MELANGEL XTRA SPECIAL Of the two, this B/W girl scored in her balanced head, bright eye and alert expression, good bite and silky coat. Reluctant to use her tail to advantage, unsure of herself on the move.
2nd: Varley’s INXIA SAUCY SUE’S AT COXLEYVIEW R/S/W she has a nice silky coat, good mobile ears and neat hare feet. Again reluctant use of her tail and lacking confidence on the move.
Class 16 Graduate Bitch (1, 1 absent)
Class 17 Post Graduate Bitch (6, 2 absent)
1st: Lee-Slater’s GRAYCAZ FRANKLY MY DEAR Fine and dainty this little B/W girl did everything to please her young handler. Lovely silky coat, sweet expression, refined head, sparkling eye and well placed mobile well fringed ears. Medium neck and level topline, fine bone and hare feet. Moved well.
2nd: Anderson’s PAPPRETTY CRYSTAL MAGIC B/W slightly more substance than 1, balanced head, large lower set ears, well fringed. Medium neck and level topline. Good silky coat, correct tail carriage, moved well.
3rd: Grist’s KENNICE DOLLY DAY DREAM
Res: Brett’s GOLDMALI GOOD GOLLY MS MOLLY
Class 18 Limit Bitch (3, 1 absent)
1st: Mann’s MELANGEL TILLY TRI STAR Balanced headed Tri, bright eye, well placed ears, medium neck and level topline, good tail set and carriage giving the classic profile standing and moving. Movement was steady and sound on fine limbs and hare feet.
2nd: Green’s MERCEDES DIAMOND AT RUBYWINGS Well balanced Tri, appealing expression, well placed ears, Fine bone and good rib cage covered with a silky coat, level topline and correct tail carriage. Moved well.
3rd: Foynes & May’s MELANGEL UNIQUE STAR FOR LAFAY
Res: Grist’s KENNICE DOLLY DAY DREAM
Class 19 Open Bitch (4, 1 absent)
1st: Grist’s KAZKELL DEFINITELY DAZLING FOR KENNICE JW Tri with good head properties, expressive eye, well placed large ears, medium neck, silky textured coat, moved well.
2nd: Foynes & May’s MELANGEL UNIQUE STAR FOR LAFAY S/W sweet expression, mobile ears, bright eye, good in profile, silky coat, moved well.
3rd: Foynes & May’s JHANAKIA MASQUERADE AT LAFAY
Class 20 Special Beginners Bitch (2)
1st: Green’s MERCEDES DIAMOND AT RUBYWINGS
2nd: Grist’s KAZKELL DEFINITELY DAZLING FOR KENNICE JW
Class 21 Special Phalene Open Dog or Bitch (2, 2 absent)
Class 22 Veteran Dog or Bitch (10, 1 absent)
1st: Aitkin’s JAROMA GEENA GEE AT ELFUAGO Dainty 10 ½ yr old Tri, excellent condition, pretty head, balanced and refined. Well placed ears, used to advantage, clear sparkling eye and good bite with clean dentition. Good ribs and firm body with a good covering of a single silky coat. Moved soundly and with confidence on nicely muscled quarters and hare feet. In tune with her handler. RBB, BVIS
2nd: Keavy & McGrath’s LYNBANK SMARTIE JONES Another in tip top condition, this 11 ½ year old B/W boy is a credit to his young handler/owner. Slightly larger but all in proportion his head is balanced, he has an alert expression, correct bite and clean teeth. Good neck and level topline, tail set and carriage spot on, he has a silky textured coat and moves with confidence.
3rd: Austin & Thompson’s JHANAKIA HIGHLAND DESTINY
Res: Foynes & May’s LAFAY WOTA STAR
VHC: Stevenson’s CH PAPPLEWICK PERFECT PITCH JW ShCM
Class 23 Brace (5 pairs)
1st: Austin & Thompson’s MELANGEL HIGHLAND VOGUE AT JHANAKIA & JHANAKIA HIGHLAND DESTINY These two R/W’s were as a mirror image and moved as one. As a pair they were well matched in every department.
2nd: Anderson’s PAPPRETTY ATHOS AMITIE & PAPPRETTY CRYSTAL MAGIC This pair of Tri’s moved well as one and were almost as identical twins.
3rd: Green’s JORGEALIN ZIGGY STARMAN AT RUBYWINGS & SUKANTO ELUVA TICKLEMOUSE FOR RUBYWINGS
Res: Mann’s MELANGEL X FACTOR & MELANGEL XTRA SPECIAL
The Junior Handlers were judged by Alison Walker (Kayceekay Cavaliers)
Class JH1 (6-11 years)
Class JH2 (12-16 years)
1st: CARAGH McGRATH (16)
2nd: CALLUM THORNTON (16)
3rd: ELEANORE TAYLOR (16)