Scottish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club


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Critique Champ Show 2013

Scottish Championship Show Critiques  2013

Judge:Caroline Ackroyd-Gibson Dogs


Best In Show – Bonitos Campaneros Imperator
Best Opposite Sex – Lanola So Like Shealagh JW
Best Puppy – Lovetrac Scrumdiddly
Best Veteran – Merryoth Maeve

Many thanks to the committee of the Scottish CKCS Club for making my judging experience so enjoyable and my stay so comfortable. It is always a pleasure to venture over the border where everyone seems to take on a relaxed manner.

I was lucky to have a very good entry of dogs to examine and was spoilt for choice in many classes. Although there was quality in the higher classes some of the lower classes were very sparse with few up-and-coming stars.

Overall I found an improvement in front assembly and movement since I last judged, but length of the frame is increasing and consequently balance is deteriorating. Some dogs I could mentally split in to three pieces and would have looked so much better with the middle section removed! Croups were still an issue with low tail set and incorrect carriage affecting some nice exhibits that were penalised for this.

Heads were a shock. I understand not all of us see a cavalier head in the same light but we do have a breed standard and one of the fundamental requirements is for a “gentle expression”. Many otherwise nice dogs had small, mean, almond shaped eyes, which were light in colour. Stops were so sloping that there was no definition to the skull and many lacked cushioning to the muzzle or fill under the eyes. We must pay attention to any diversion form our breed standard as it is this that holds the key to our wonderful breed not being changed by fads or fashion.


DOGS 

  Class 1. VETERAN (3,1)

1st Lunam’s Nustoal Red Baron von Tingewood  

13 yr old ruby in excellent condition for his age. Still processing a great love of showing and moved exceptionally well with a level topline and excellent tail carriage. Soft expression with good eyes. Just a little long in loin 

2nd Craig’s  Miadahl Ruairidh  Tri of good size and attractive markings. Shorter in loin than 1 but lost his topline on the move. Masculine head type with well cushioned muzzle. Very happy on the move.


Class 2 MINOR PUPPY (7,0)  Two lovely black and tan babies headed this class.

1st Smith’s  Beaudale Georgie Porgy

Such a sweet promising boy. Lovely size with excellent bone. Well constructed with correct angulation, Kept an excellent topline on the move with a beautifully carried tail and moved so confidently. Soft, expressive head with excellent earset. To be hyper-critical I would prefer a richer tan.

2nd Telfer & Pallister’s  Lacouture King Of Rock

Another striking puppy. Really catches your eye standing with superbly presented, gleaming coat. Gorgeous, large dark, round eyes and head with plenty of cushioning to give a melting expression. Just tended to be a little too proud of his tail.


Class 3  PUPPY (4,0)

1st Bubb’s  Evan Elp Us 

Standout winner in this class. Lovely puppy that showed and moved very well. Gorgeous head and expression with large dark eyes, correctly cushioned muzzle, and black nose pigment. Well set on, crested neck, level topline and tailset. So well presented and schooled. A certain candidate for his crown in the future. Beaten in the challenge for Best Puppy by the delightfully precocious bitch.

BPD

2nd Godwin’s  Cavaleigh Angelo  Smaller in frame than 1 and not showing himself to his best advantage. Super soft expression with beautiful eyes which contribute to his gentle demeanour. Very well constructed with good angulation and well carried tail. Moved a little close behind. Another beautifully coated and presented puppy.


Class 4 JUNIOR  (10,2)   I really wish I had had two red cards for this class.

1st Gibb-Stuart’s  Chantismere Push My Button  Compact, richly marked blenheim with so much quality. Soft melting expression, large dark eyes, well feathered ears framing the face. Good length of neck leading to well laid shoulders, level topline. Moved well with reach and drive from his correctly angulated quarters. Lost out on top awards due to his lack of animation standing.

2nd Cunningham’s  Verheyen Garrick JW  As soon as this dog entered the ring my eye was drawn to his superb outline and exceptionally prepared , luxurious coat with great clarity of markings. On the table I found an excellent representation of the breed standard. Everything flows effortlessly from one part to the other . Just preferred the size and head of 1.


Class   5  YEARLING (12,4)

1st Knight’s Carolus Don Ricco JW ShCM  Heavily marked Blenheim with classical qualities. Super size, well made with well laid shoulders, good bone, short-coupled loin (a rarity today). Kept a level topline standing and on the move. Moved with drive and accuracy. Completing the package he has a soft melting expression with beautiful large, dark eyes. Just needs more coat for top honours.

2nd Fisk’s  Rebhann Hunky Dory  This boy grew on me as the class progressed. Nothing exaggerated. Good size, well made and angulated body. Kept a great outline standing and on the move. Well marked with a lovely head and expression.


Class 6. MAIDEN

1st Royce’s  Stonepit I Believe In Dance At Rucazan 

This boy was VHC in junior where he did not move well. However in this class he got his act together and showed what a well made dog he is. Very compact frame with good front and rear angulation. Kept a level topline with a correctly set tail. Wealth of well-broken silky coat. Head is a little strong but still sweet.

2nd Smith’s  Beaudale Little Ted  Ruby of 10 months. Nice shape standing and on the move. Super eye and nose pigmentation but would prefer a better eye shape and front angulation.


Class 7  Novice

1st Stonepit I Believe In Dance at Rucazan

See Yearling 
2nd  Beaconsfylde Fade To Black  3rd in JUN and NOV. Outgoing B/T of good size. Masculine head but with soft expression, dark round eyes and rich tan. The more this dog was shown the more excited he got, which, sadly had a detrimental effect on his movement and tail carriage.

Class 8. GRADUATE (7,2)

1st Kerr’s  Kinvaar Son Of A Gun  Well marked,  glamorous tri boy who moved with elegance. Well balanced with masculine head, well set on ears with plenty of feather. Chest moderate with a good spring of rib.

2nd Hunter’s  Spennithorne Dream Thyme  This boy has the most lovely head and expression with large dark eyes , tapered muzzle with plenty of cushioning. More compact than 1. Moved a little erratically at times.


Class 9              POST GRADUATE  (7,0)

1st Waters’  Kinvaar Make My Day At Maibee  This blenheim boy stood out for his great make and shape. Good bone , front and rear angulation , length of neck and spring of rib. Lovely coat and feathering. Soft, melting expression. Pigment off today.

2nd Finlay’s  Sorata Beckham At Marisk 

Richly coloured ruby with plenty of feathering. Good length of neck , well laid shoulders, good bone, moderate chest, well sprung ribs. Kept a level topline at all times. Moved very well with correct parallel movement.


Class 10. SPECIAL POST GRADUATE (9,1)

              (whole colour)

1st Finlay’s  Sorata Beckham At Marisk  See 2nd Post Graduate

2nd Hobbs’  Beaconsfylde Fade To Black  See 2nd Novice


Class 11. SPECIAL POST GRADUATE  (6,0)

                          (party colour)

1st Aldous & Smith’s  Aranel Colby     What a beautiful boy with everything in the right place. I couldn’t wait to go over him and see if my eyes were deceiving me. They weren’t! This dog has the most stunning head, with beautiful, lustrous eyes giving a soft melting expression. Excellent neck and shoulders with correct angulation, good bone and spring of rib. To top it off he has a well broken coat that is of super texture. Sadly he did not want to help his handler show off these attributes was very unhappy. Such a pity. When he gets his act together he will easily be a CC winner.

2nd Crane’s  Spindlepoint Macallan Into Cranvarl  Well marked blenheim who presented a smart outline with good length of neck leading to well laid shoulders. Moved convincingly around the ring. Needs more coat.


Class 12.  LIMIT (15,4)

1st Searle’s  Stonepit Franco I Believe  Striking tricolour in fabulous coat and condition. His owner should be congratulated on presenting him so immaculately. This dog is far more than just coat. He is of the correct size with a strong, well angulated body. Super neck and shoulders and firm topline with correct tail set. He has beautiful eyes, well cushioned muzzle , well set ears which frame his face and presented an excellent outline standing and on the move, never losing his topline and continuously wagging his well set tail. Moved steadily and accurately around the ring. Pulled him out for the last few in the challenge.

2nd Mangham’s  Garlouchi Just Magic Of Charnavale JW

This boy catches the eye on the move with his excellent movement and strong body never losing his topline. Very well made with good neck and shoulders, strong bone, excellent forechest and spring of rib and correct length of loin. Masculine head, with excellent bite , well cushioned muzzle and good pigment. Would just prefer a slightly bigger eye and a little less weight on his shoulders.


Class  13. SPECIAL OPEN (whole colour) 1,0)

1st Fraser’s  Tingewood Tomintoul

Reserve in Sp.Wholecolour PG . Ruby boy whose temperament stood out. Very happy standing and on the move. Lovely dark eyes, but needs more fill. More coat would be preferred.


Class 14. SPECIAL OPEN (resident in scot) (11,2)

1st Gibb-Stuart’s  Chantismere Push My Button   See 2nd Post Graduate

2nd Finlay’s  Ellemich Joe Malone At Marisk

Another dog that I was looking forward to examining on the table. Beautiful shape with correct angulation. Soft but masculine head with lovely dark pigment. A size bigger than 1. Hope he gets his 3rd CC as he deserves it.


Class 15. OPEN (7,0)

1st Imabo & Vorderstrasse’s  Bonitos Campaneros Imperator

What an exciting exhibit, presented so expertly to maximise his potential. Wonderful ring presence. Mature, richly marked blenheim of good size with firm well muscled body. Excellent reach of neck , well angulated forequarters, correct spring of rib and length of loin. Never lost his topline standing or on the move with his well set on tail carried so well. It was a pleasure to watch this dog power round the ring with strong parallel movement and drive from his solid hindquarters. His head is classic in proportion with well cushioned muzzle, correct stop and generously filled beneath the eyes which are large and expressive and framed by profusely feathered ears which he used to his advantage. Every time I looked at this boy he was showing his heart out and demanding the CC. I was delighted to award him his 2nd CC + BIS in complete agreement with my co-judge.

2nd Lovel’s  Lovetrac Mark Of Distinction JW

I have never seen this boy look better. Some time out of the ring has obviously worked as he was keen and showing his heart out. Another richly marked Blenheim of classic proportions. I was impressed by his correctly made body and gorgeous head and expression. Moved with great verve but this enthusiasm occasionally meant that he lost his cadence and this was the difference between the CC winner and the RCC. I do hope that this boy gets his crown  as he is a worthy candidate. 


 Judge   LORRAINE HUGHES

BITCHES

VETERAN

1ST MCMURRAYS MERRYOTH MAEVE. GORGEOUS SMALL TRI GIRL, LOVELY HEAD AND EYES BEAUTIFUL OUTLINE AND MOVEMENT, SHOULD HAVE BEEN A CHAMPION.

2ND GOODWINS LANOLA SWEET WILD ROSE. BLEN I GREAT CONDITION LOVELY HEAD EYES AND SHAPE WENT WELL.

MINOR PUPPY

1ST HEGARTYS AND ENGELS. ANGELS PRIDE FLAMIN NORA. STUNNING BITCH. LOVELY HEAD, EYES, PIGMENT, GREAT TOPLINE, MARKINGS AND COAT, MOVED WELL, VERY HAPPY.

2ND CUNNINGHAMS VERHEYN MERYT. PROIMISING BLEN GIRL LOVELY HEAD AND EYES. GREAT OUTLINE, HELD TOPLINE ON THE MOVE, PERFECTLY SCHOOLED.

PUPPY

1ST LOVELS LOVETRAC SCRUMDIDDLY. AN ABSOLUTE DOLL, WHAT I AIM FOR JUST PERFECT, FROM HEAD TO TOE, RICH MARKINGS, CUTIE LITTLE FACE AND EXPRESSION TO DIE FOR, BLACKEST PIGMENT. DID ALL THAT WAS ASKED OF HER. SHOULD HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE. BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.

2ND CULLEN PARKERS CHLOJADE RUFINA. NICE RUBY LOVELY HEAD AND EYES, GOOD TOPLINE MOVED WELL.

JUNIOR

1ST ALDOUS SMITHS DELORES VOM KANINCHEN GARTEN BY ARANEL. ANOTHER STUNNER, VERY WELL BROKEN RICH COLOUR, PERFECT OUTLINE. SHORT LEVEL BACK, GORGEOUS FACE, EYES AND PIGMENT, PRESENTED TO PERFECTION.

2ND KINVARR LA CASCADA. VERY NICE AND CLOSE UP TO 1 RICHLY MARKED BLEN, PRETTIEST OF HEADS, WELL COATED, MOVED AND SHOWED WELL.

YEARLING

1ST BELLS LANOLA SAVILLA. VERY PRETTY GIRL STOOD OUT FOR QUALITY, LOVELY COAT, NOT HERSELF TODAY, MOVED WELL.

2ND BAILLIES FYRNROSE HELLO DOLLY. RICHLY MARKED GIRL LOVELY COAT, GOOD ANGULATIONS, GREAT MOVER,HEAD NEEDS TIME.

MAIDEN

1ST SEARLES STONEPIT BELIEVE IN ANGELS. DARLING LITTLE TRI FULL OF CONFIDENCE, GORGEOUS FACE AND EYES, GOOD TAN, SHORT COUPLED GOOD NECK SHOULDERS AND TOPLINE, WELL LAID BACK SHOULDERS AND GOOD REAR ANGULATION. MOVEMENT PERFECT.LITTLE SHOW OFF, FUTURE STAR I THINK.

2ND RHODES CALONLAN VOGUE. WELL BROKEN BLEN, LOVELY SHAPE, SHORT LEVEL BACK, GOOD NECK LOVELY EYES AND EXPRESSION, MOVED WELL.

NOVICE

1ST LOVELS LOVETRAC SCRUMDIDDLY

2ND BROOKES MOONVALE VIVIENNE. SMALL SHORT COUPLE WELL MARKED BLEN.NICE OUTLINE MOVED AND SHOWED WELL.

GRADUATE

1ST BUBBS WANDRIS CUTE AS A BUTTON. NICE BLEN GIRL, LOVELY HEAD EYES AND COAT,, NICE OUTLINE, MATURE FOR AGE. MOVED V WELL. A GREAT SHOW OFF

2ND DRENNAS KINVARR THEODORA OF CATELEN. PRETTY GIRL FINER BUILT, LOSING HER TOPLINE.

POST GRADUATE

1ST CHAMPANS ELLEMICH EXCLAMATION. ANOTHER PERFECT DOLL. BEAUTIFUL HEAD AND EYES AND EXPRESSION, HUGE EARS, GREAT NECK SHOULDERS AND TOPLINE. PRESENTED TO PERFECTION, MOVED AND SHOWED WELL. BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD.

2ND LUNMAS TINGEWOOD TAMDU. NICE BT GIRL ALL CORRECT APART FROM TAIL SHAME.

SPECIAL POST GRAD WHOLECOLOUR

1ST WORKMANS TURRETBANK SAFFRON SILK. GORGEOSU RUBY WHO MADE MY HEART MELT, SO MUCH LIKE OUR PRECIUOS BLUEBELL. LOVELY CONDITION. LOVELY SHAPE, LOVELY EXPRESSION. MOVED AND SHOWED WELL.

2ND KIRKWOODS SORATA I AM WHAT I AM AT GRAJENCO. RICH COLOURED RUBY VERY NICE BUT OUT OF COAT.

SPECIAL POST GRAD PARTI COLOUR

1ST LONGS ARROLINE HONEYSUCKLE. SUPERBLY HANDLED BLENHEIM GIRL, SUCH A LOVELY SHAPE AND SHOWS SO WELL, LOVELY OUTLINE, MOVED WELL.

2ND BUBBS WANDRIS CUTE AS A BUTTON

LIMIT

1ST GOODWINS LANOLA SO LIKE SHEALAGH JW. DELIGHTFUL TRI GIRL, WITH HEAD AND EYES TO DIE FOR. SHORT COUPLED. LEVEL TOPLINE, GOOD ANGULATION, GOOD REACH OF NECK. ATTRACTIVE MARKINGS SILKY COAT PRESENTED TO PERFECTION. JUST MY TYPE HAVE ADMIRED THIS GIRL SINCE FIRST SEEING HER AT 6 MTHS. MOVED AND SHOWED WELL. CC RES BIS.

2ND CONLAN KOTANIS RATHBRIST DREAM ON. RICHLY MARKED BLEN, LOVELY MOVER, SHORT BACK, SWEET HEAD AND EYES, WELL MADE, NICE COAT.

SPECIAL OPEN RESIDENT SCOTLAND.

1ST BAILLIES FYRNROSE MRS TIGGY WINKLE. LOOKING REALLY GOOD. SHORT COUPLED BLEN, LOVELY EYES, LOVELY COAT, MOVED AND SHOWED WELL.

OPEN

1ST SURNAMS CH CAVALIEGH JAIDA WITH VALENDER. SPLITTING HAIRS HERE. LOVE BOTH THESE GIRLS, JAIDA IS A COMPETE SHOW OFF, SHE SHOWS AND MOVES SO PERFECTLY, PRETTIEST HEAD AND EYES, KEEPS A LEVEL TOPLINE AT ALL TIMES, LOVELY SHAPE, PRESENTED TO PERFECTION. JUST LOVELY

2ND HEGARTYS CHANTISMERE CLADDAGH. LOVELY COLOUR, LOVELY SHAPE, LOVELY HEAD AND EYES, MOVES LIKE A DREAM, NOT AS SETTLED AS 1, BUT SO CLOSE.

LORRAINE HUGHES.

BITCHES