DCC REGALFLIGHT PRINCEQUILLO OF PENHERALD (MRS P & MS K TROTMAN & DOCKREE)
RDCC STRANWITH SYMPHONY (K BARRET)
BCC GREYFLAX CRYSTAL (MR G & MRS N B BAILEY)
RBCC CHARBONNEL FLISS (MRS S PLATT)
BOB GREYFLAX CRYSTAL (MR G & MRS N B BAILEY)
BP KILBOURNE WOODSMAN TO ORMANSTAR (MRS S J TAYLOR)
My thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge at the National. Intermittent rain made this an unsettled in and out experience for exhibitors . Not one for critique preambles, I feel compelled to comment on movement, and heads. There were some very nice hounds but no consistent quality in type or soundness. Viewed coming and going, many exhibits were very dissappointing. Also large, heavy heads with foreign expressions are widespread. Indeed the skull shape and eye set of a few lead to a novel term in my judging notes to describe the expression. Sadly it is an unprintable expletive. We are not and should not be a head breed, but may wish that we were if this trend continues. Please read the standard before breeding.
Puppy - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st KILBOURNE WOODSMAN TO ORMANSTAR (MRS S J TAYLOR) Mature, long cast boy of good size and soundly constructed. Masculine head and expression. Excels in depth, spring and carry back of ribbing. Balanced fore and aft. A little unbalanced in outline at present but moved straight with good side gait. Best Puppy.
2nd EHLARADAWN RHAYADER (MRS S E & MRS A B BARTER & CHRISTIAN) Lighter built puppy, not the length of 1. Strong head, neat ears, well pigmented. Good neck well set into well structured shoulder. Plenty of bone, good leg length, broad hindquarters and good slope of croup. Slightly softer in movement than 1 at present and tail needs to settle. Excellent coat quality.
Junior - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st ELLNKAYVEE BOYCEE AT KILBOURNE (MR M J & MRS G M PEACH) Very mature young dog of lovely type. Typical masculine head and expression. Good length, outline and proportions. Pleased especially in forehand and fallaway. Excellent balance gives sound typical movement. Straight coming and going. Harsh coat. Has a very promising future.
2nd REGALFLIGHT TOMAHAWK AT OLLANDSHEART (MS M & MS K STUART & HOLT) Lighter coloured boy with masculine head, typical expression and well placed and folded ears. Promising junior; looks to be a more slow maturing dog than 1
Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st ALL GUNS BLAZING FOR LADYGROVE (MR A & MRS S PHILLIPS) Clear winner of a good class. Shapley elegant masculine hound who immediately stood out for his quality typical profile movement. Proud head carriage, long, strong neck very well set into well made forequarters. Good ribbing, length and topline. Balanced hindquarters. Low set, well carried tail. A very promising young dog sure to have a successful future.
2nd ARDNEISH LOHENGRIN (B ADAMS) Soundly constructed and good moving dog. Good proportions, excellent feet and bone. Carries himself very well.
3rd KILBOURNE HARVEY AT LORDSWELL (MR G & MRS V MEER)
Limit - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st STRANWITH SYMPHONY (K BARRET) Lovely masculine type excels in head, neck, outline, balance and movement. Good bone. In good coat. Awarded club points for head and expression. RCC.
2nd CLOWESWOOD ACER OF PEOPLETON (MR J & MISS W FRANCIS & BLATCHFORD) Well made, balanced dog . Masculine head, well set neck. Good overall proportions Light positive movement. Lacks finish in coat.
3rd KILBOURNE JAMES DENE TO ORMANSTAR (MRS S J TAYLOR)
Open - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st REGALFLIGHT PRINCEQUILLO OF PENHERALD (MRS P & MS K TROTMAN & DOCKREE) Well proportioned masculine dog of good type. Typical head and expression, dark eye, very neat ears. Good topline and long fallaway. Deep in chest and strong in loin. Good coat of good length. Moved with typical side gait and true coming and going. CC. Sadly did not give quite as much challenging the bitch winner.
2nd DEMERLAY DORIAN GREY AT CELTICMOON (MS E DAY) Not the mature development or quality of 1. Good head, ears and expression. Typical topline and underline. Broad loin, strong first and second thigh. In good coat.
3rd CH GENTOM PEACEMAKER (MR T & MRS J & MR D J RHODES & MORTON) Striking, typical, masculine, excellent quality Deerhound. Very unlucky to be slightly lame in the ring today. Awarded club points for type.
Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st CANERIKIE CO CO CLARISSA (MR B & MRS J M MANSELL & DUDDELL) Very shaply, typical and promising. Dark eye and feminine head. Excellent shape and length of ribbing with good forechest and correct topline. Just needs to tighten a little in movement behind as she strengthens
2nd KILBOURNE WENDELA (MR M J & MRS G M PEACH) Shapely, rangy but very raw youngster with plenty of scope. Has length throughout. Moved best in class up and back. Topline needs to settle on the move
3rd EHLARADAWN LADY FANTASY (MRS S E & MRS A B BARTER & CHRISTIAN)
Junior - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st HODDINGREY STRAHANNA OF EHLARADAWN (MRS S E & MRS A B BARTER & CHRISTIAN) Well grown, balanced bitch of nice rectangular proportion. High set ears. Excells in ribbing. Good bone and feet. Carried herself proudly to move best in class.
2nd GENTOM SEA OF TRANQUILITY (MR T & MRS J & MR D J RHODES & MORTON) Very pretty bitch just out of puppy. Lovely type, head and expression and outline. Shapley hindquarters. Unsettled today but typical profile movement. Should strengthen behind.
3rd STRANWITH ARIADNE (K BARRET)
Post Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 14 Absentees: 0
1st GREYFLAX CRYSTAL (MR G & MRS N B BAILEY) Quality Bitch combining size, soundness and substance with type and elegance. Pleasing head and expression, well pigmented, tidy ears, strong neck of good length with proud head carriage. Good shoulder, ribbing and hindquarters. Good, typical movement. Show to her best. CC & BOB. Went even better in the group ring. Delighted to see her awarded Group 3 .
2nd KILBOURNE BACCARAT TO ORMANSTAR (MRS S J TAYLOR) Another very sound bitch with an good outline, lovely head carriage and strong shapely hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Harsh coat.
3rd ARDNEISH PANTALAIMON (B ADAMS)
Limit - Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
Very strong class. Many nice bitches but great divergence of style.
1st CHARBONNEL FLISS (MRS S PLATT) Striking young bitch. Lovely head, good pigment. Plenty of bone and substance with quality and elegance. Proud head carriage, good shoulder, excellent ribbing, well muscled first and second thigh. Very sound movement. RCC
2nd AIN'T MISS BEHAVIN AT KILBOURNE (MR M J & MRS G M PEACH) Another quality young bitch. Long, strong neck well set into good forequarters. Deep well sprung ribbing, well carried back. Good bone and feet. Very sound throughout, moving well. Has a promising future.
3rd STRANWITH MORAG (MS K BARRET)
Open - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st CH NIXOPHEL CRYSTAL AMETHYST JW SHCM (MISS H JANSONS) Mature bitch of excellent type. Lovely well proportioned head and well set neck. Good body and correct ribbing. Balanced throughout and able to move very well - showing well in class but sadly not sustained in the challenge for BCC
2nd CH CANERIKIE COOKIE CRUSHER TO WILDTOR (MISS M GOMM) Soundly constructed quality bitch. Dark eyed lovely expression and well set ears. Good forequarters, well muscled first and second thighs. Well made feet. Showing well..
3rd GREYFLAX MILLY MOLLY MANDY (MR G & MRS N B BAILEY)
Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st SORISDALE MACKECHNIE FOR PACKWAY (MS R V & MR C J LUCAS & DARGONNE) Typical bitch moving very well for her age. Pleasing balanced outline. In excellent coat. A real credit to her owner at 10 years of age.
2nd PYEFLEET SPIRIT OF SARAH (MS V BUCKLEY) Young bitch, very shapley in profile. Good length and plenty of leg length Sound in movement.
3rd EHLARADAWN REFLECTIONS (MRS D KEEN)
Judge MR HECTOR HEATHCOTE