3rdBIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT GUNDOG AND TERRIER CLUB open show 2017
I would like to say firstly, a big thank you to all those who entered. I am very grateful for your support. Coats were to be expected for this time of year but this doesn’t mean they should not be trimmed and presentable; this cost a few exhibitors in their placings and I also think it effects the credibility of the breed that we cannot keep the dogs looking similar and the presentation the same.
The Standard of mouths has improved greatly within my 35years of being in the breed which is very pleasing, unfortunately that’s where it ends.
Puppy dog – no entries
Junior dog – no entries
1st – Tobijanski’s Romainville Becks Blue For Zippor. Something about this dog that took my eye, had great presence in the ring. Very nice head and expression with dark eyes. Nice dark blue colour, strong bone, trimmed enough to compensate for the coat in need of stripping. Strong movement with purpose BOB
2nd – Samuel’s Jeonty Yippe Kiaye. 3 year old blue dog, good mouth & his coat was good. He moved soundly but 1st place moved better.
3rd-Dunning’s Romainville Freddie’s Choice. Nice little wheaten dog. Coat & mouth all good, shame he didn’t show on this occasion for his handler.
1st – Alstead’s Golden Spurs. Brindle Dog, presented well, nice size with a good out line. Good expression and one of the only dogs in coat. Showed well
2nd – Rogers’ Gleann Dynamo Man at Jeonty. Well bone dog, strong head with a nice dark brindle coat. Would have like to see his head trimmed a little better especially around his eyes. Overall a sound dog, didn’t show as good as 1st place.
3rd Hannington’s Boudivella Osca. Wheaten dog, Strong head & good mouth. Looked slightly narrow at the front just about got my hand between his upper front legs, he showed well and moved with purpose.
1st – Hadley’s CH Donvaleset Rebus. Over ten years old but you wouldn’t think so. Very powerful well boned specimen, deep rib, good span between front legs and well-muscled. Strong head and hind quarters. The lack of trimming of this dog was an issue which was a great shame.
1st – Hannington’s Boudivella Tegan. Very much a baby, very inquisitive and concentrating on everything except showing. When she did stand her front look nice, her bone structure was correct and at times she moved well. BP
1st – Alstead’s Sigrid Helga at Pantcottage. Just out of puppy into Junior, very nice bitch lovely head and expression feminine but still strong with it. Nice brindle colour and moved well. Nice proportions.
1st – Rogers’ Jeonty Minnie Meme. Wheaten bitch, Strong head and forefront nice top line and hind quarters. Back movement very good,
1st – Seall’s Bregorrey Madam Defiance. Nice dark brindle bitch, her proportions were good with a nice top line and front. Feminine head with good pigmentation. Although she didn’t look the happiest show dog her presentation and performance was good enough for BOS.
JAMES SAGE (WICKHOLM)