Judge: Mrs Anne Prowse
It was both an honour and a pleasure to be invited to judge this well run show. Thank you to my very efficient stewards Adam and Amy in the morning and Louise and Rachel in the afternoon, not forgetting my rosette steward, Lucy who at only six years old has a great future in the world of dog showing. Thank you also to Diana for the delicious refreshments. I was looking for whippets who were fit for function with overall balance, soundness and quality who could do a day’s work and I found this in all my main winners.
MPD (4, 1abs.)
- Wood’s Ardencote Dating Destiny. Eight month old pale fawn puppy of lovely type and size, long neck into correct shoulder placement, everything in the right place, showing a graceful arch over the loin, excellent movement from all angles. A very promising puppy. BDP, BPIS.
- Neale’s Runaround Starman At Stormalong. Fawn puppy of just six months with a lovely head and expression, correct front angulation generous angulation at the back, good elbows and tight feet, movement not so precise as the winner but I am sure will improve as he matures.
- Royle & Fricke’s Chiendetom Andante.
- Hillyer’s Evaluna Blue Bayou. Eleven month old blue puppy, well muscled for his age and good size, good spring of rib, correct topline held well on the move.
- Sevoir’s Evaluna Black Orchid. Black puppy, litter brother of the winner but with a larger frame, plenty of bone for one so young, front movement a little loose on the move but this will improve with maturity.
- Royle & Fricke’s Chiendetom Andante.
- Rishworth’s Kierpark With Or Without You. Brindle boy of fourteen months, still a little immature but the correct size with a good topline, tight feet, good pasterns and correct angulation front and rear, moved with reach and drive.
- Perkins Dejare Dutch Masterpiece At Zeglyn. Fawn puppy who at thirteen months is well up to size, topline still needs to develop, his movement was a little close in front.
- Hillyer’s Evaluna Blue Bayou.
MD (3, 2abs.)
- Wood’s Ardencote Dating Destiny
- Trouton’s Runnel Run For Fun. A classic fawn dog who is correct in every way, long neck into correct shoulder placement, well balanced topline and curvy underline, good spring of pasterns and tight feet, excellent forechest and depth of brisket, moved freely and soundly from all angles. RBD.
- Perkins Dejare Dutch Masterpiece At Zeglyn.
- Trouton’s Runnel Run For Fun.
- Barkas’s Jimanica Just Dreaming. Attractive fawn dog with white points, needs more depth in brisket, lovely head into an elegant set of neck, good topline, well let down hocks and tight feet. Moved with a long easy stride.
- Perkins’s Jasarat Jet Setter At Zeglyn.
PGD (3, 1abs.)
- Rishworth’s Richclass King Of Kings. Brindle particolour dog of excellent type, with a lovely masculine head and expression, good front angulation and forechest, deep brisket into well sprung ribs, hocks well let down, moved with reach and drive. BD, RBIS, BOS.
- Zevenbergen’s Gold Finch. Fawn dog who was less confident than the winner, elegant with very fine bone, correct angulation front and rear, a good topline which he held well on the move.
LD (4, 2abs.)
- Lawrence’s Bryntreia First Glance. A compact fawn and white particolour dog who combines substance with elegance, lovely head into a good length of neck, balanced angulation front and rear, well sprung ribs and hocks well let down, powered around the ring with long easy strides.
- Perkin’s Jasarat Jet Setter At Zeglyn. Brindle dog of finer type than the winner, attractive head and good length of neck, moved well but lacked the substance of one.
OD (5, 2abs.)
- Neale’s Stormalong Romantic Romeo. Brindle of correct size, excellent type showing a combination of balance and power, correct angulation front and rear, good depth of brisket and spring of pasterns, lovely topline which he held well on the move.
- Bellamy’s Kandalama Royale. A good young dog with plenty of muscle and substance, balanced angulation front and rear, masculine head into long neck and correct shoulder placement, plenty of depth to his brisket, well sprung ribs, moved well but not as elegant as the winner.
- Perkins’s Dejare Would You Believe At Zeglyn
- Robertson’s Moonlake Morgan BVD. Seven year old fawn dog who wears his years well, fit with good hard flat muscle, lovely head and expression into a long neck and correct layback of shoulders, well sprung pasterns and spring of rib, excellent topline and very sound on the move.
- Becscott Lessons Dreamer Of Jasarat. Silver fawn very similar in type to the winner with good shoulder placement, spring of pasterns and tight feet, a little wide in front and not quite as fit as the winner.
- Osborne’s Midnight Dazzler At Derohan.
SORD (2, 1abs.)
- Scholes’s Craigavad Once In A Lifetime. A lovely typey brindle dog who won this class unopposed, well balanced and elegant with curves in all the right places, good length of neck and lay back of shoulders, strong well angulated hind quarters, moved well from all angles with long easy strides.
SOLCD (6, 3abs.)
- Webber’s Dark Wing. A stunning black dog who gleamed with health, correct balanced angulation front and rear, good depth of brisket and well sprung ribs, smooth topline which he held well on the move, well muscled and shown in fit, hard condition.
- Robertson’s Moonlake My Way. Classic fawn dog with a smooth and curvy outline, correct angulation and good spring of pasterns, would have preferred a little more depth of brisket.
- Osbourne’s Derohan Viking Flagship.
MPB (8, 2abs.)
- Wignall’s Crosscop The Wonder Of You At Starswift. An elegant and feminine fawn puppy of just six months, well proportioned and constructed and standing well over the ground, she moved with balance, suppleness and effort less strides around the ring. BPS.
- Wood’s Crosscop Shining Star At Ardencote. Litter sister to the winner, another lovely fawn puppy combining substance with elegance and all the same attributes, just preferred the smoother topline of the winner.
- Moncrieffs Runaround Harmony.
PB (4, 2abs.)
- Hill’s Shimmeree Black Liberty. A well grown black and white puppy of nine months, pretty feminine head into good length of neck and correct shoulder placement. Good depth of brisket and well let down hocks, moved with balance and drive around the ring.
- Carlton & Olney’s Chiendetom Overture. Slightly larger fawn puppy with a lovely curvy outline, good length of neck and layback of shoulder, not as balanced as the winner and moved a little close in front.
JB (8, 4abs.)
- Hoare’s Tormor Manyclouds. A classic fawn bitch with correct angulation front and rear, smooth topline and underline, she was very balanced and stood well over a lot of ground, moved with reach and drive.
- Bird’s Starswift Snow In Summer Over Standings. A very attractive brindle, more compact than the winner, very balanced when stacked, but moved a little close in front.
- Smith’s Welstar Airs And Graces At Cryhavoc
MB (6, 1abs.)
- Wignall’s Crosscop The Wonder Of You At Starswift
- Gillespie’s Penbriar For Pleasure. A very attractive black bitch of the correct size, deep brisket and good shoulder placement, would have preferred a little more length, well balanced and moved with reach and drive.
- Windfly One Perfect Day.
- Res. Bunney’s Starswift Since Yesterday With Bunehug
NB (7, 2abs,)
- Jimanica Jade Star Of Shoalingham. A fine and elegant bitch built onslender lines, a very good topline, pasterns strong and slightly sprung, tight feet, generous hind angulation, movement was true both coming and going.
- Gillespie’s Penbriar For Pleasure.
- Williamson & Grant’s Windfly One Perfect Day
GB (6, 2abs.)
- Webber’s Zoraden Darkest Wings RBB. An elegant black bitch in shining good health, curves in all the right places, long neck into correct shoulder placement, tight feet and good spring of pasterns, moved with effortless strides holding her topline well.
- Hoare’s Tormor Manyclouds.
- Jones & Timberlake’s Railfield Rainlookout.
PGB (3, 2abs.)
- Spencer’s Chelridge Lady Guinevere. A classic fawn bitch of the correct size with very good breed type, sweet feminine head and expression but would have liked a little more length of neck, good tight feet and pasterns, well balanced angulation front and rear, moved with a long easy stride.
LB (9, 7abs.)
Absolutely spoilt for choice between these 3 top drawer bitches.
- Gillespie’s Penbriar Duchess. A very well balanced and elegant brindle bitch with good length and gentle slope over the loin, sweet head and expression into a long neck and well laid back shoulder, moved well from all angles with long easy strides and good front extension.
- Bunney’s Jothryn Bjorne To Party With Bunehug. Difficult decision between two lovely bitches, pale brindle with the same elegance as the winner, less length in the back meant there was slightly less drive as the winner when on the move.
- Hoare’s Tormor Flakey Dove. Another classic fawn bitch built on elegant lines, longstrong neck into a good shoulder placement, shapely topline and underline, a little narrow in front but moves with long easy strides.
- Home & Fisher-Home’s Citycroft My Fair Lady Of Jasarat. A very close decision with this very well constructed bitch, very good type and quality, with finer bone than the winner but still very elegant, well let down hocks and correct angulation front and rear, moved well but a little close behind.
- Lawrence’s Kierpark Memphis Bell With Bryntreia. A lovely brindle and white particolour with a good neck into correct shoulder placement, well balanced angulation front and rear with topline held well on the move, good spring of rib and well muscled hind quarters, needs to be moved a little more steadily in her old age! BVB.
- Osbourne’s Loroll Let’s Do It With Derohan. An elegant brindle with curves in allthe right places, sweet head and expression, long neck into correct shoulder placement, hocks well let down, moved with long strides but a little close behind.
- Wignall’s Starswift Sunset
- Bayley’s Collooney Candy Crush. This red fawn bitch is the epitome of what the multi-purpose whippet should be, a balanced combination of muscular power and strength combined with elegance and grace of outline, ideal proportions with a lovely topline and underline, correct rise over the loin Into muscular hind quarters, moved freely with suppleness and balance. BB & BIS.
- Shakespeare’s Windfly Merry Monkey Of Cairdean. A blue fawn and white particolour who is elegant and fit but built on heavier lines than the winner, long neck into a shoulder that is a little upright, sweet head and expression, moved well.
- Saxby’s Sandspring Sunset Gold
- Res. Williamson & Grant’s Windfly One Perfect Day.
- Bayley’s Collooney Candy Crush.
- Webber’s Diamond Web. An attractive brindle and white particolour of the correct size with a lovely head into long neck and correct shoulder placement, plenty of bone and good slope over the loin, she moved with reach and drive, but lacked the elegance and fitness of the winner.
- Osbourne’s let’s Do It With Derohan.