WKC 2017

 

Judge – Mr Bill Bunce

My thanks to the Welsh KC for giving me the opportunity to judge this lovely breed with CC's for the first time. It is over 24 years since I did my first classes in the breed and despite some comments to the contrary, I believe it has improved somewhat over that time, most certainly in terms of presentation. However, I was a little disappointed in the dentition & rear movement of some which, despite the best efforts of one or two handlers, cannot be disguised by speed. Although not a numerically large entry, my thanks go to my exhibitors for showing their dogs in tip top condition and accepting my decisions with such good grace. I enjoyed the experience immensely.
Best of BreedSH CH Winhampton Over The Yardarm Of Harrifield JW ShCm - Thorogood
Dog CCSH CH Winhampton Over The Yardarm Of Harrifield JW ShCm - Thorogood
Res Dog CCTweedsmuir Blaze Of Glory - Monaghan
Bitch CCWymeswold Sabayon at Greencourt (Imp) - Pickering
Res Bitch CCWinhampton Oops A Daisy - Wilson
Best PuppySpice Twice Eye In The Sky At Cheahnwood (Imp) - Blower
Best VeteranSh Ch Tweedsmuir Beautiful Dream Among Suelynda JW - Boden
Veteran DogNo Entries
Minor Puppy DogNo Entries
Puppy DogNo Entries
Junior DogNo Entries
Post Graduate Dog2 Entries, Absent: 1
1stWhissgig The Bristolian - Sheppard
A very fair example of the breed overall. Very biddable and keen to please. Good shape to head and eye, although his bite could be a touch better. Good balance between front and rear with stong topline and well coupled. Sunstantial in bone and musculature throughout. Moved out well and true on good strong feet.
Limit Dog4 Entries, Absent: 0
1stTweedsmuir Blaze Of Glory - Monaghan
Three year old of good substance throughout. Kind, alert and biddable temperahment. Good dentition. Balanced skull and strong neck leading well into forehand. Deep, well sprung ribs allowing plenty of heartroom. Strong firm topline with muscled coupling. Moved straight and true without excessive effort. Well placed hocks and strong, tight feet.
2ndBurma Star At Brazenhill Sh.CM JW - Newsham
A touch longer cast than winner, this dog was substantial throughout with good skull shape and expression. Well developed in bone and musculature. Not quite the effortless action of winner when on the move but none the less a good honest example.
3rdWhissgig Li'l Abner - Sheppard
ResWhissgig Daddy Cool - Sheppard
Open Dog4 Entries, Absent: 1
1stSH CH Winhampton Over The Yardarm Of Harrifield JW ShCm - Thorogood
Substantial gent of nearly three years, he presents and excellent overall outline. Typical shape to skull with powerful jaw and good dentition. Quite sufficient haw showing for me. Strong in neck and ideal balance between front and rear assemblies. Strong topline, well muscled coupling and good tailset and carriage. Moved out with ease and grace, covering the maximum ground with minimum effort, driving from well placed hocks and strong feet. Well prepared and presented. I liked him a lot.
2ndSugar Loaf Washington Whissgig (Imp) - Sheppard
Four year old dog off good overall substance. Good shape to skull and biddable temperament. Well off for bone and muscle. Well balanced between front and rear, although he needs to settle somewhat on the move to show off his true potential.
3rdWymeswold Tarte Tatin of Hajacan (Imp) - Metcalf
Veteran Bitch1 Entries, Absent: 0
Sh Ch Tweedsmuir Beautiful Dream Among Suelynda JW - Boden
At eight years old, this lady could show some youngsters how to enjoy showing. Her never resting tail action just demonstrated a superb attitude, biddable temperament and wish to please her handler. Excellent in bone and musculature, she is balanced throughout and moved around the ring like a puppy. A pleasure to meet her. Best Veteran.
Minor Puppy BitchNo Entries
Puppy Bitch1 Entries, Absent: 0
Spice Twice Eye In The Sky At Cheahnwood (Imp) - Blower
Very immature youngster with a good way to go. Head a touch on the small side for me. Kind expression and temperament with correct dentition. Developing slowly in bone and musculature. On the move, she is somewhat flighty and a touch close behind. Well placed hocks and neat feet.
Junior Bitch1 Entries, Absent: 0
Spice Twice Eye In The Sky At Cheahnwood (Imp) - Blower
Post Graduate Bitch2 Entries, Absent: 0
1stSuelynda Pride Of Our Alley - Boden
Longer cast young bitch still developing in bone and muscle. Good shape to skull and acceptable dentition. Clean reach of neck leading well into forehand. Good spring of rib. Maintained topline but needs to settle on the moved to show full potential.
2ndAnbrook Violette - Brookshaw
Lacks in foreface for me but body is well proportioned and developing well. Strong in coupling and well maintained topline. Feet could be a touch tighter.
Limit Bitch2 Entires, Absent: 0
1stWinhampton Oops A Daisy - Wilson
Substantial two year old in good overall condition. Kind biddable eye and attitude. Acceptable dentition. Well balanced in body and hard muscle throughout. Moved out well and true , driving from well placed hocks and strong neat feet. A good overall performance.
2ndWhissgig All That Jazz - Sheppard
Sweet girl with appealing eye and temperament. A little narrow in foreface for me. Strong neck leading to well sprung ribcage. Strong coupling and well muscled over loin. Moved with good, positive drive although a little close behind.
Open Bitch1 Entries, Absent: 0
1stWymeswold Sabayon at Greencourt (Imp) - Pickering
Five year old of great character. Kind expression and alert eye. Good shape to skull with correct dentition. Strong neck leading to well sprung ribcage of correct depth. Ideal in balance between front and rear assemblies. Strong topline maintained on the move. Well off throughout for bone and hard musculature.