I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge bitches here today, and special thanks to my two stewards for keeping me organised. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and I had an enjoyable half an hour with my co-judge Gill Andrews discussing the merits of both our winners and we were pleased to agree on all the major awards.

It was lovely to start the afternoon off with the Veterans. Two super classes of elderly ladies enjoying their day out – nothing to do with sausages of course!

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Veteran 7-9 years (8, 1 abs)

  • 1st: Hills Ch Shimmeree Black Winceyette. 7 year old black bitch in lovely condition and as always shown beautifully. Really strode round the ring with ease and so true coming and going.
  • 2nd: Osborne’s Loroli Let’s do it with Derohan. 7 year old dark brindle, elegant bitch with deep brisket and correct arch over her loin, in super fit condition.
  • 3rd: Wignall’s Starswift Sunset
  • 4th: Robertson’s Moonlake Mazda
  • 5th: Lawrence’s Kierpark Memphis Bell with Bryntreia

Veteran 10 Years + (5, 2 abs)

  • 1st: Whitehead, Smith & Mixides Stormburst Winter Sparkles For Citycroft JW Sh CM. 10 year old dark brindle who really does not look her age, in such lovely muscular condition with gleaming coat. One that you really need to get your hands on to appreciate. Best Veteran Bitch but had to give way to her son on movement today for BVIS
  • 2nd: Walker’s Shoalingam Silver Willow. 11 year old lady who is now showing her age, but still has lovely dark eyes with a kind and alert expression.
  • 3rd: Neale’s Stormalong Black Narcissus

Minor Puppy Bitch (8)

Two very promising puppies headed this class, both of correct size, nice shape and with good bone. I shall watch their future with interest.

  • 1st: Reed & Pace’s Dejare Dutch Dream. Oozed quality, super depth of chest with lovely underline. Elegant long neck leading into well laid back shoulders. Strong hindquarters with correct bend of stifle. Moved with drive and enthusiasm keeping her stride long and low. Was delighted to award her Best Puppy Bitch and with my Co Judge agreed that she should be Best Puppy in Show.
  • 2nd: Courtney’s Courtbirch Diamond Dust. Another elegant bitch yet muscular and strong although not moving as well today as I know she can.
  • 3rd: Becquet & Derby’s Gazenorth Secret Escape to Becscott
  • 4th: Wignall’s Starswift Save a Prayer
  • 5th: Bunney’s Starswift Since Yesterday with Bunehug

Puppy Bitch (3)

  • 1st: Fisher’s Marleben Dream Mover. A lovely quality puppy on the taller side at the moment but still one to watch. Beautiful head and expression, neat feet, good spring of pastern and moved well.
  • 2nd: Reed & Pace’s Southgrove It’s My World at Dejare (Imp Ndl). Very feminine bitch built on smaller lines but still balanced with good bone.
  • 3rd: Smith’s Welstar Airs and Graces at Cryhavoc
  • 4th: Dighton’s Evaluna Tiger Lily

Junior Bitch (2)

  • 1st: Webber’s Zoraden Darkest Wings. Gleaming black bitch with lovely curves, and combining elegance with power. Long muscular neck flowing into well laid back shoulders, well filled in front and good depth of chest. Moved with drive striding round the ring with ease.
  • 2nd: Walker’s Jimanica Jade Star of Shoalingam. Elegant bitch who moved well keeping her topline.

Maiden Bitch (4)

  • 1st Reed & Pace’s Dejare Dutch Dream
  • 2nd Hoare’s Tormor Manyclouds. A quality bitch who is maturing into a lovely young lady. Long neck, deep chest good underline and correct bend of stifle. Well muscled and moved with drive.
  • 3rd Smith’s Welstar Airs and Graces at Cryhavoc
  • 4th Wignall’s Starswift Save a Prayer

Special Beginners Bitch (6)

  • 1st: Audland’s Alroed Jewel in the Crown. A very balanced bitch who combines power and strength. Correct size with lovely arch over her loin, good bend of stifle and spring of pastern. Lovely filled in front and depth of chest. Moved well holding her topline and was true coming and going. Pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch.
  • 2nd: Fisher’s Marleben Dream Maker. Sister to my puppy winner and similar comments apply although she did tend to rush her movement today.
  • 3rd: Reed & Pace’s Dejare Daydream Believer
  • 4th: Hedley’s Knoxhill See the Stars
  • 5th: Williamson’s Windfly One Perfect Day

Novice Bitch (3, 1 abs)

  • 1st: Reed & Pace’s Southgrove It’s My World at Dejare (Imp Ndl)
  • 2nd: Walker’s Jimanica Jade Star of Shoalingam

Undergraduate Bitch (5)

  • 1st: Webber’s Zoraden Darkest Wings
  • 2nd: Franklin’s Haccasbrook Madam Gigi. Another correct size bitch who combines power and strength and yet is still so elegant. Really loved this girl but although she moved round the ring with ease I don’t think she was keen on the surface today.
  • 3rd: Meadham’s Harerunner Halfpenny
  • 4th: Bayley’s Collooney Candy Crush
  • 5th: Molyneux’s Molvine Princess Charlotte

Post Graduate Bitch (6, 2 abs)

  • 1st: Wood’s Ardencote Aiming High. An elegant bitch with well laid back shoulders, deep brisket and lovely arch over her loin. Correct bend of stifle and well muscled hind quarters helped her to stride around the ring with power and grace.
  • 2nd: Spencer’s Chelridge Lady Guinevere. Quality fawn bitch who I have long admired, just a little on the plump side for me today.
  • 3rd: Hedley’s Knoxhill See The Stars
  • 4th: Reeves’ Chrispan Forget Me Not

Limit Bitch (8)

A lovely class full of beautiful bitches, thank you.

  • 1st: Hills Shimmeree Black Satin JW. A super quality black bitch, so elegant from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail. Beautiful head and eye with kind expression and correct ears. Lovely depth of chest and well filled in front, good spring of pastern and correct bend of stifle. She moved with drive and correct daisy cutting action as she floated round the ring. Could not deny awarding her Best Bitch and with my Co Judge Reserve Best in Show and Best opposite Sex in Show.
  • 2nd: Whitehead, Smith & Mixides Winter is Coming to Citycroft. Another quality black bitch, with white trim. Lovely curves and correct movement creating a picture of power and elegance.
  • 3rd: Chant’s Florancy First Footing
  • 4th: Molyneux’s Molvine Queen Elizabeth
  • 5th: Candler’s Thesperia Charis at Maidenbower

Open Bitch (4, 1 abs)

  • 1st: Whitehead, Smith & Mixides Citycroft Supanova JW. Correct sized bitch with excellent bone, well sprung ribs and good length of loin. Strong hindquarters with good second thigh. Moved with ease and true coming and going.
  • 2nd: Brown’s Ardencote Star Maker. A pretty bitch with a kind expression, good jaw and correct ears. Excellent depth of brisket with lovely underline and correct bend of stifle. Moved well.
  • 3rd: Walker’s Shoalingam Silver Promise

Special Open Bitch – Height (8, 1 abs)

  • 1st: Webber’s Diamond Web. A very pretty girl who I have judged before and still pleased my eye today. So balanced and muscular yet still graceful and elegant as she moved with ease around the ring.
  • 2nd: Brown’s Ardencote Star Maker
  • 3rd: Franklin’s Haccasbrook Madam Gigi
  • 4th: Robertson’s Moonlake Mazda
  • 5th: Bayley’s Collooney Candy Crush

Special Open Bitch- Racing/Lure Coursing (12)

  • 1st: Webber’s Diamond Web
  • 2nd: Webber’s Zoraden Darkest Wings
  • 3rd: Chant’s Florancy First Footing
  • 4th: Meadham’s Harerunner Halfpenny
  • 5th: Bayley’s Collooney Candy Crush

Whippet Club Open Show September 2017

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