CHAMP SHOW 2019 CRITIQUE
The Swedish Vallhund Society Ch Show
31st August 2019 held at Birmingham City Ch Show
Many thanks to the Society for the invitation to judge the show and to exhibitors for the entries and sporting attitude to placings.
I judged the SV Ch Show 25 years ago and times have changed. Back then we had a much more even type in the breed and more dogs. Sadly no puppies are in the ring at the moment. Today we see dogs made up in to Champions very early but this is a very slow maturing breed so don’t be in too much of a hurry!
Temperaments and mouths were good. I would like better eye shape, they should be oval and many had straight shoulders. Movement should be free and flowing. Please don’t bait dogs on the table, nothing worse for a judge than a dog with a mouth full of food!
Some dogs were very out of coat and some over weight. Must congratulate the young handlers on the great job they did today the adults could take a leaf out of their book!!
Veteran Dog(5/3). Best class of the day. These three Champion males are fine examples of how a mature Vallund should be in every sense.
1. Allsops Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking (Imp Swe)SHCM 12.5 Super boy.Good head and neck. Great topline for one of his age. Body type and sound. Moved so well. Best Veteran in Show
2. Amon Ch Swed and Fin Svedala Billy Busvader at Pepperthyme (Imp Swe) nearly 9. Great favourite of mine. Super head and mask markings, great topline. Good body shape and sound. Just not the forward reach of 1 today. Father of my DCC winner and DRCC winner.
3. Howe Ch Starvon Veni Vidi Vici SHCM 8.5 another super Ch. Good coat lovely head and neck. Good body shape and sound would like him just a bit firmer in topline.
Post Grad Dog(3/2)
1. Allen Kintalis Tangled in Tinsel of Kitsam 20mths Good size,good head with good mask markings. Harness markings good, topline and body shape good but real”teenager” so giving the appearance of being quite rangy. Sound, good on the move a lot come be interesting to watch as he matures.
2. Hackney Starvon Bring It On. 2yrs Good size and head nice reach of neck. Fair topline and body shape. Sound. Would like to see him move out more. Think then his body would let down and give a better picture.
Limit Dog (5)
1. Baillie Pepperthyme Winter Storm 4.5 yrs Super head and mask marking. Good reach of neck and topline correct body shape. Good harness markings. Sound. Lovely type of dog moved well but would have liked him to use himself more in front. RCC
2. Pallatina Starvon Dark Knight at Valltineya 2yrs Nice head but would like more markings. Young dog who is now bodying up as he should. Good body shape and topline. Sound and moved well
3. Thorjakker Ordlaf Orsa 5 yrs This dog was extremely hard to assess due to novice handling. But on the whole had a fair head and body. Won this place on being sound and very good on the move.
Open Dog (4)
1. Pallatina Ch Starvon All Eyes on Me at Valltineya nearly 4yrs. Good head and reach of neck. Lovely mask and harness markings. Medium size with good topline and super shape. Sound and moved well. Really went well today hence DCC and Best in Show
2. Perry and Etches Ch Starvon Cryptic Spyda 2 yrs Full brother different litter to 1. Good head and mask markings. Good body and harness markings. Sound and moved well. Very like his brother just preferred reach of neck and front movement of 1. I am sure they will often change places.
3. Ch Meddobe Spice’s Endeavour not quite 3. Good size with Good head and reach of neck. Good markings. Longer cast than other 2. Good body shape, would like him I harder condition. Sound and moved very well
1. Thorjakker Topsy Turvy at Valladar nearly 8. Sweet bitch with nice head and markings. Could have a better reach of neck. Good body shape and topline. Sound and moved well. Reserve Best Veteran
2. Amon NL CH Onderaan De Gele Berg Yilra at Pepperthyme (Imp Nld) 12yrs Light in colour but still correct. Pretty bitch that really enjoyed her day tail wagging all the time! Lovely dark eye good body and sound moved well.
3. Day Yosemite Swift River at Starvon. 7.5 yrs very opposite to 2 in colour being dark and not a lot of markings. Not in full coat but still good shape very sound and good on the move. Handled well by young handler.
Junior Bitch (1)
1 Wilton Meddobe Anna Travis 17 months. Very pretty bitch with lovely dark eyes. Good head and neck. Good marking. Good body but would like harder condition. Sound, moved well.
Graduate Bitch (1)
1. Dodd Tanellis Bloomin Primrose 18 mths Nice head would like a bit more neck. Good markings in very hard condition.Good body sound and moved well.
Post Grad Bitch (4,3)
1. Howe Danga’s Diva X-Dotter of Valaller (Imp Swe) 2.5 yrs Good colour and markings. Loved her size. Good body but still young so time to let down alittle. When allowed to, move moved well and was sound. RBCC
2. Zbilut & Yacomen Starvon Déjà Vu. Just 2. Lovely feminine bitch. So very out of coat but still maintained her lovely body shape. Sound and moved well.Just needs time. Lovely to see her young handler doing such a great job.
3. Sibley Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera at Thorjakker (IMP Swe) 3yrs Smaller than first 2. Good markings would like more of her but moved well.
Open Bitch (6)
1st Diamond Ch Eriksfjord Aurora Charm SHCm 3.5 yrs. Smart pretty girl. Good Marking. Very hard condition. Not a big bitch. Good topline and shape very sound and moved well BCC.BOS RBIS
2. Amon Ch Pepperthyme Theodora 6 yrs Feminine head. Lovely body shape and sound moved well.
3. Dodds Ch Hursfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis 4.5 Good head and neck. Longer cast than first 2 and not in her best dress. Sound and move well
Rosie Peacock-Jackson (Kirkholme)
The Swedish Vallhund Society 2019 Special Award Classes
I would like to thank the committee for this appointment. The venue was ideal. A fabulous carpeted ring of good size and indoors. There was plenty of room for spectators and exhibitors.
I was looking for Vallhunds that could do the job they were bred for and had the key features of the breed standard. Vallhunds need to be alert, active and eager to please. They should have medium size oval eyes that are very dark brown. They should have a long strongly muscled neck and a level back. They should move with reach and drive and not much lift of the legs. They should have a coat of medium length with a harsh, tight and close topcoat. They should have an elliptical shaped chest that gives plenty of room for their organs to function whilst working all day.
I only found one Vallhund today that had all of the above and I hope that this comment provides some ‘food for thought’ for exhibitors and breeders alike.
I would like to thank the exhibitors for following instructions and for showing their dogs on a loose lead. This makes a massive difference to the way the dogs move and enabled me to properly assess their movement.
Junior Dog or Bitch
1. Mr & Mrs Wilton’s Meddobe Anna Travis. 17 months bitch. Good substance. Good markings. Slightly long. Topline ok. Good shape to ears. Eyes slightly round and could be darker. Good pigmentation. Moves well when settled. Found the atmosphere difficult.
Postgraduate Dog or Bitch
1. Mr & Miss Zbilut’s Starvon Déjà vu. Pale bitch 2 years old. Good topline. Moved well on a loose lead. Good reach of neck. Good ears shape and set. Eyes a bit round. Good pigmentation Substance ok. Good feet.
2. Mrs Allen’s Kintalis Tangled in Tinsel of Kitsam. A Large dog of good substance. Slightly longer coat. Good Markings. Good eye shape slightly light. Good ear shape could be better set. Flat skull. Topline rises at the rear. Bit long. Moves ok
3. Mr & Mrs Dodd’s Tanellis Bloomin Primrose. 18 month old darker bitch out of coat. Topline is good on the move - stands slightly under. Developing well for age. eyes round and ears could be better set. neck ok. moves ok - bit wide in front at the moment.
Open dog or bitch
1. Miss J Stockbridge’s Thorjakker Topsy Turvy at Valladar. 8 year old bitch in excellent form. Correct coat. Good dentition. Ears good shape and set. Eyes good shape and colour. Topline perfect. Good chest Moved with reach and drive. Good angulations. head proportions ideal. Nice flat skull. Good neck.
2. Miss J Stockbridge’s CH Valladar Call of Duty. 2 year old dog starting to settle. Good topline. not the angulations of 1. Nice head. Good eyes and ears. full of himself on the move. Moved well.
3. Mr & Mrs Wilton’s CH Meddobe Spice’s Endeavour. 3 year old dog. Bit distracted by the outside of the ring. Good topline. bit close behind. Moves well when settled. Nice tail Good ears shape. Good dentition.
The Swedish Vallhund Society Championship Show 2018
By Dr.Chris Millard
This was the first time the Society held its Championship show in conjunction with National Working and Pastoral Breeds and it was a great honour to be invited to judge.
I would like to thank the exhibitors for their lovely entry of 31 exhibits, also the committee of the Swedish Vallhund Society for the invitation, and National Working and Pastoral Breeds and Mrs Anne Arch for looking after me. I would also like to thank my two stewards for their help in particularly challenging conditions. I don’t think I have ever judged in such heat and without any shade, good job I took a sunhat.
It proved to be a very long day for judge, exhibitors and most importantly dogs since the NWPB judging took place before our show in the same ring and the judge had Aussies then vallhunds. I think it would be better in future for vallhunds to be scheduled first, with a change of ring for the second breed if required.
The ring itself was not very satisfactory since it was at the end of the showground away from any trees which could have given some shade. It also sloped badly and had a dip running the whole length which made assessing movment a challenge, but I was amazed how well the dogs coped. Thankfully the SVS team had brought a gazebo and this was well used by exhibitor’s to shade their dogs. I thought the dogs coped far better with the heat than the humans present. There was a very friendly and sporting atmosphere ringside, and I thoroughly enjoyed the appointment.
Unfortunately because of the extreme conditions there were many absentees and most of these sent their apologies which I thought a very nice touch.
I last judged the breed at Crufts 2015 and found this entry greatly improved in terms of quality and in particular with regard to the issues I identified in the Crufts entry. Temperaments were excellent as was toplines, only a few dipped behind the withers. Heads were also excellent,some of the females in particular had very beautiful heads, again a small minority with rounded skulls, and no light round eyes in this entry at all. I also found fronts were improved just a few overloaded, wide and out at the elbows. Dentition was also excellent not one incorrect bite, although some teeth could certainly do with a wash and brush up. Coats were very difficult to assess as most had no undercoat or were in the process of blowing. It was possible to appraise coat texture and I felt some top coats were too soft ,and not the medium harsh texture specified in the standard. Type was still varied with all shapes and sizes present in the entry. Also a few were lacking hard muscular condition so important in any working breed.
Taking the entry overall I thought it was of high quality and vastly improved, with some promising youngsters coming up through the classes which bodes well for the future of this wonderful breed. It was also good to see some new and very enthusiastic exhibitors.
One of the pleasure of judging is finding that special exhibit that stands out and today my BOB and major winners were a prime example, and I guess the reason I still enjoy judging. Some of the classes were both a joy and a heachache to judge because the exhibits were high quality, and had different attributes that I equally admired. Since judging is essentially an aesthetic activity it was a case of my individual preference, always of course with reference to the requirements of the breed standard.
Finally, I would also like to pay tribute to Ch Starvon Rumors Has It. It was dreadful learning a few days before the show that she had died. She was our breed record holder and I consider her one of the best vallhunds her owner has ever bred. She was a great loss to the breed and also to her owners, since she was a much loved pet as well as a very successful showgirl. It was very poignant having to mark her absent in veteran bitch.
1. Allsops Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking (imp Swe) ShCM. RCC and BVET.
Headed a very strong class. This 11 years young boy is all male, has a lovely head and expression, nice dark eye of the correct oval shape. Excellent topline with a good depth to his chest. Nice sloping croup, good rear angulation. Nice coat texture and good mask and harness markings. Very positive on the move particularly in side extension.
2. Lewis’s Ch Starvon Vanquish ShCM.
Another excellent male. Red of the most attractive colour. His head and expression was also excellent. He had a good front, good bone and well sprung ribs. Short strong loin and well let down hocks. Sound mover just preferred winner’s size and topline.
3. Dodds, Starvon Talk of the Town
Minor Puppy Dog (1)
Allens Kintalis Tangled In Tinsel of Kitsam. Best Puppy.
Lovely to see such a happy alert young puppy enjoying his day out. He has the most attractive wedge shaped head and kindly expression. His size and overall body proportions are good, and he has a good mask and harness markings. Solid topline, and good front and reach of neck ,although obviously he needs to mature and tighten all through. Going through that awkward leggy stage, but all the essentials are there. Moved soundly, and although alone he deserved his best puppy award
Puppy Dog (0).
1. Stockbridges Valladar Call of Duty. CC,BOB and BIS.
This boy really took my breath away,15mths with a beautiful masculine head and expression, he had good head planes and the required almost flat skull. The best front of the day, good markings, lovely depth to his chest and correct pro sternum. Excellent body proportions ,good tuck up and nicely muscled quarters. Out moved everything today, so sound really driving from the rear without any hint of high stepping or choppy movement in front. He was also well muscled and showed himself off superbly for one so young. I really hope he makes up to Champion.
2.Perry and Etches Starvon Cryptic Spyda.
Unlucky to meet winner in such form. A darker boy but correctly marked with a nice wedge shaped head, nice stop and good blunt muzzle.. Well laid shoulders, good height to body ratio. excellent bend of stifle. Well handled but not as positive on the move today as winner.
3.Hackneys Starvon Bring IT On.
Post Graduate dog (1), 1 Abs.
1.Sibleys Thorjakker Hundi Homnelvik.
This boy headed a very strong class. He is of a lovely size, particularly liked his height of leg. Has a lovely wedge shaped head, excellent eye colour and shape, a correct front with an impressive prosternum, He had a nice textured coat, rock solid topline and short strong loin. A sound mover when he co-operated with his handler. Considered him for the RCC but he didn’t have his co-operative head on in the challenge, and to be fair it was a very long day in the heat.
2.DrinkwatersGalerita Goji Berrie.
Another lovely boy and close up to winner. 19mths old with an excellent head. Another in this entry with an almost flat skull. Although not in the best of coats what he had was of a lovely texture. Good reach of neck, and excellent topline. He moved very soundly, just preferred winner’s leg height and body on the day.
3.Allsops Eldhastens Fabel Firestorm at Thornevald (Imp Swe).
Open Dog (3), 2 abs.
1. Sharman’s Tridents Frodo.
Alone but deserved his place. 3 yrs of age and maturing nicely, excellent head and eye, good reach of neck, Blowing his coat but it was of a good texture. Correct harness and mask markings. Level topline, Nice tuckup into broad and sloping croup. Good size to his hocks enabled him to move freely. Just would like a bit more of him.
Veteran Bitch. (1), 1 abs.
Minor Puppy bitch (0).
Puppy Bitch (0).
Junior bitch (4), 2 Abs.
1.Howes Danga’s Diva X-Dotter of Valaller (imp Swe).
This 16mths girl really impressed. Excellent head with correctly sized ears. Lovely dark eye and good stop. Nice head planes and proportions. Lovely square muzzle ,good front and excellent reach of neck. She had well laid shoulders and her chest is developing nicely, lovely spring to her ribs, solid topline, and well angulated hindquarters. She was well muscled and a very sound mover. Will watch her career with interest.
2. Hackneys Starvon Dreams are Maid.
14mths and is still maturing but a beautiful head and expression. Good front and rock solid topline. Excellent markings. Good rear angulation, very attentive to her handler just not settled on the move today.
Graduate bitch (1) 1 abs.
Post graduate Bitch.(1).
Philips Katrina Des Fumees Du Nord (imp Bel).
Another beautiful girl 6yrs, lovely feminine head and expression, beautiful dark eyes, excellent front, loved her size and body proportions. Well marked. Nice oval shape to her chest in front. She has a good tuck up and good croup, well let down hocks which weren’t too big. Moved very soundly.
Limit Bitch (2).
1.Days Starvon Ziva.
Headed the best and most difficult class of the day for me to judge as I liked different attributes in these two girls. Winner has the most gorgeous feminine head and expression. 4yrs of age. Good head planes and proportions. An excellent front, good ribbing and well laid shoulders. Her coat was blowing but it was of good texture. Solid topline and sound mover.
2. Diamonds Eriksfjord Aurora Charm SHCM.
Different type, darker and shorter in back but higher on leg. Another ultra feminine girl, 2.5yrs good reach to her neck and lovely solid topline, which she held when moving. Good coat and markings. Nice length to her well sprung ribs. She had very well muscled quarters, which enabled her to move soundly around the ring. Just preferred winners front on the day, but a real stunner.
Open Bitch (6).
1. Drinkwaters Ch Galerita Hollie Berrie. CC. RBIS.
What a beautiful girl this is. I loved her size and body proportions. The most lovely feminine head and expression, lovely dark eye. Good head proportions with a nice stop. Well laid shoulders with a superb depth to her chest with sufficient height of leg to carry it off, and not appear corgi like. Solid topline, excellent coat texture and well marked. She has a well-angulated rear with correctly sized hocks. Moved very soundly especially behind producing the driving action required in this breed. Lost BOB as I preferred the winner’s front, but a very fine example of the breed.
2.Rands Hurstfield Renen Dancer at Kintalis. RCC.
Another lovely young bitch with the most beautiful feminine head and expression. She had a good front, well laid shoulders and good reach to her neck, her chest is developing nicely. Solid in topline, and she has a lovely bend to her stifle, and good hocks. I would prefer a slightly shorter loin. An enthusiastic showgirl who moved well considering the terrain.
3.Howes Pepperthyme On A Rainbow.
The Swedish Vallhund Society 2018 Special Award Classes
Judge: Jackie Tune (Rottalma)
Many thanks to the Swedish Vallhund Society for their kind invitation to judge the special award classes at the Championship Show. I very much enjoyed my day and I really appreciated that the exhibitors braved the extreme conditions so my thanks are extended to all those present. I found all exhibits to be of good temperament. Being in the Vallhund ring today as a judge definitely awakened my desire to return as an exhibitor in the future.
Special Award Junior Dog or Bitch (7/7)
1. Stockbridge's Valladar Call of Duty - Male of 15 months with much to like, substantial boy with good bone. Correct head with dark eye, strong neck into well laid shoulders, straight front.Correct proportions. Moved with drive despite the extreme heat. Pleased to know that my co judges also thought highly of this boy and he gained 2 CCs today I am sure he will soon attain his title.
2. Perry & Etches's Starvon Cryptic Spyda - Splitting hairs between first and second both have many of the same qualities. This boy also15 months is excellent breed type. Correct head with correct scissor bite good conformation and moved well. I just preferred the front assembly on 1.
3. Ludwig's Danga's D'Loui X -Son - Male of 16mths immature but with lots of promise
Special Award Open Dog or Bitch (7/6)
1.Diamond's Eriksfjord Aurora Charm SHCM - Lovely bitch that took my eye as she entered the ring and did not disappoint on further examination. 2 and half years old good breed type with feminine head and alert expression. Good front with correct body porportions. Moved well. Another exhibit knocking on the door of her Championship which I am sure will soon be achieved.
2. Drinkwater's Galerita Goji Berrie - Male of 19mths, Excellent breed type with good head and lovely dark eye. Correct dentition. Good conformation Moved and handled well. Pushed for first position but preferred feet of the winner.
3. Dodd's Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis - Quality bitch of three and half years with loads of ring presence. Excellent breed type.
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2016
Judge – Britt-Marie Young
Thank you very much to the Committee for inviting me and thank you to the exhibitors for such a lovely entry of 43 dogs. It was a lovely, sunny day with the ring outside, which I so much prefer, because the dogs show themselves off much better than inside a Hall. I have seen the breed develop over the years and I think they are doing very well overall and have greatly improved. The Swedish Vallhund is a breed who matures with age, just getting better and better, so please keep taking your oldies out. They need to be seen. Temperaments have always been good and so they were today. There were only a couple who did not like to stand on the table but once on the ground they were back to normal. There were several different types today, but all with something to like and admire. Construction in general was very good and fronts have improved, and I liked the lay of shoulders in most dogs and reach of neck. Bites and teeth were excellent with very white and clean teeth. Chins could have been better in some. Quite a few were out of coat, and because of the overall high quality I had to take that into consideration too. Movement was generally very good in profile but coming and going could have been better in a few. I also like to see the dogs showing a little of their own personality/character, which some did very well. One thing which has increased seems to be the number of lighter eye and the shape of eye. Dark and oval gives the correct expression, too light an eye and some bordering on round and some too small an eye does not. Sometimes the colour of the eye follows the colour of the coat, but never too light. I would also have liked some dogs with a little more bone and more masculinity.
PD (3) 1. Pallatina’s Starvon All Eyes on Me at Valltineya. Masculine 11 months old of a very good type and size, sturdy and firm in body, well balanced and well-constructed, good in head, mask, eye and bite, level topline, sound and active on the move, in good coat, very outgoing, one to watch. BPinShow. 2. Lee’s Eriksfjord Brave Charm. Eight months old outgoing puppy who impressed on the move, dark eye, good dentition, nicely balanced with level topline, sound in front and rear, well-muscled. 3.Hackney’s Starvon All About Me.
PGD (2,1) Sibley’s Thorjakker Ordlaf Orsa. Two years old and still maturing, needs more time. Pleasing overall in profile and type, good coat texture, level topline, needs more substance and chest needs to drop, well-muscled in h/q. Very positive on the move.
Limit Dog (4) 1. Fithern & Russel’s Hurstfield Renen Dasher at Rusern. Promising youngster, nearly 2 years old, good breed type and conformation, well made head, exc. bite, oval eye, good earset, good reach of neck, good fore and aft and quality of coat, very active and sound movement. Should do well. 2. Coombe’s Mystarz Jaunty Jaegar. Another promising dog I liked. Fraction smaller. Similar notes apply, I was nitpicking and in the end felt no. 1 had the edge on movement and overall performance on the day. 3. Peacock-Jackson’s Pepperthyme Golden Noble at Kirkholme.
Open Dog (4) What a lovely class to judge. 1. Paterson & West’s Ch. Starvon Wishful Thinking. All quality male, who at six years has come into his own. Balanced in outline. Exc. head, dark oval eye, exc. bite and mask, correct ear set. Sound to go over, good reach of neck, well made front and rear, level back, In good coat. Displayed free and active movement with good forward reach and powering so well from rear. Lovely character, was in top form today and worked hard to get the CC & BIS 2. Amon’s Ch/Sw/Fin. Ch. Svedala Billy Busvader at Pepperthyme (Imp. Sw.) Another top quality male, I liked very much, Six years old and of a very good breed type and conformation. Appealing in outline, also sound to go over and good in head department, front and rear. Harsh coat. Close decision. No. 1. had the edge on overall movement and was more animated. 3. Price’s Starvon Xpress Delivery at Coningsbear ShCM.
Veteran Dog (4) 1. Etches & Bayliss’ Ch. Hurstfield Red Rayda ShCM. Difficult to believe that this dog now is twelve years old. He certainly is proof that the vallhund, like a good wine gets better with age. I have judged him before. Exc. conformation and bone, well balanced and with a level topline, just right for substance, masculine, Typical head, oval eye, and colour in line with coat, good earset. He had an excellent scissor bite with very clean white teeth, which is very good at his age. He was in top form today and moved with good reach and drive from rear. RCC & BVinShow 2. Paterson’s Ch. Candace the Scandinavian. Another impressive male, I like. Eight years old and still in good condition , Balanced in outline, Masculine and well put together, Typical in head, good reach of neck and level topline. Moved well. 3. Dodd’s Starvon Talk of the Town.
MPB (2) 1. Diamond’s Eriksfjord Aurora Charm. 2. Paterson’s Eriksfjord Celestial Charm. Two litter sisters, eight months old, very pretty, lovely wedgeshaped heads, oval very dark eyes, good bites, nicely balanced over all, coats coming on, both moved soundly round the ring, no 1 was more alert and mature of the two, no doubt no. 2 will catch up and will change places in future.
PB (4,1) 1. Amon’s Mystarz Lavish Loitsu to Pepperthyme.BPB. 2. Coombes’ Mystarz Lavish Laji. Another two lovely littersisters, nine months old, good breed type, very similar, no. 1. fraction longer in back. Good in heads with dark oval eyes, giving typical expression, both of good construction, level toplines and coats coming on well, Both very attentive and used their ears, to nitpick, just preferred hind angulation on 1 and movement , sure these two will also change places many times in future as they mature. In the challenge for BP, the male looked more mature and was a little more positive on the move. 3. Drinkwater’s Trykeira Daleesha.
Junior B. (1) 1. Fithern & Russell’s Rusern Douglas Dragonfly. Very pretty bitch of 12 months, going through her teenage stage at the moment, nicely constructed overall, level topline and good reach of neck, good quality topcoat, but lacked undercoat, not very happy on the table but once on the ground she was happy and moved with confidence round the ring. Needs to mature on and gain more confidence. Her time will come.
Graduate B (1) 1. Dodd’s Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis. All alone in this class but a well-deserved 1st. Feminine and outgoing youngster, appealing in outline, Pleasing in head, dark eye, good bite, inquisitive expression, ears a little wide apart, well made fore and aft, level topline and good reach of neck, harsh top coat, good positive movement.
PG Bitch (2) 1. Day & West’s Starvon Ziva. Two year old girl who pleased overall, good type and well balanced, lovely head and expression, eye and mask, good earset. Moved well round the ring.2. Phillips’ Katrina Des Fumees du Nord. (Imp. Belg.) Feminine bitch, different type from 1, pleasing in profile with a good frame and firm topline, harsh topcoat but lacked some undercoat, moved well in profile but preferred front and rear movement of 1 above.
Limit B (5,1) 1. Allsop’s Karmore Cornish Maid. Full of quality. Three years old and coming into her own. Feminine with a lovely head piece, eye, bite, and mask, good set of ears which she used to advantage, well-constructed and angulated front and rear. Good reach of neck. Coat in good order, Free and active on the more, keeping her topline level at all times. RCC. 2. Rand’s Hurstfield Renen Dancer at Kintalis. Only 22 months old, showing promise, Lovely feminine head, good ear carriage and mask, very attentive expression, well put together, sturdily built with a good neckline and level topline. Needs to mature on. Moved well. 3. Howe’s Pepperthyme on a Rainbow.
Open B. (6,1) 1. West’s Starvon Valley of Dreams. Feminine and mature girl, five years old, wedge shaped head with good mask, bite, eye and ears, Appealing in outline, balanced and of good construction which showed up in her sound movement with good forward reach and good drive from rear. Just right for substance. And level topline. She has really come on since last I judged her. She has a lovely vallhund character and is very active and attentive. She gave that little bit extra of herself today. BCC & RBIS. I was told this was her third CC, Congratulations. 2. Stockbridge’s Thorjakker Topsy Turvy at Valladar. Another one I liked, five years old, pleasing in outline, wedgeshaped head, dark oval eyes, good mask and set of ears, good fore and aft, level topline, sound and positive movement, lacked the finish of one. 3.Amon’s Ch. Pepperthyme Theodora.
Veteran B (3) 1. West’s Ch. Starvon Rumour has it. An old favourite of mine and now 8 years old. Exc. breed type and conformation. Lovely head, feminine and sound, moved so well round the ring. Not in her best jacket today. Her overall quality and performance won her this class. 2. Coombe’s Ch. Mystarz Azzuro Gold ShCM. Another lovely golden oldie who at 10 years of age, is still going strong, of good breed type, a very sound bitch with a feminine head piece, good bite and markings, good depth of chest and level topline, also not in her best jacket today, moved positively with good strides round the ring. 3. Drinkwater’s Candace Sea of Dreams at Trykeira.
Britt-Marie Young (Judge)