Crufts critique


I would like to thank the Crufts committee for inviting me to judge at this prestigious show also my two excellent stewards. The entry was full of quality good movers with super temperaments my thanks to the exhibitors for entering under me and giving me the privilege of judging their dogs.

Class 1039   VETERAN D                                     Entries:       1     Absentees           0

1st         MRS L J & MR G H FRASER  –  KIRIKEE CELTIC WARRIOR   Blue  of 7 years well-made lad good width  of head  ears set on good broad chest nice length of rib slight slope to loin strong front and rear quarters moved soundly.

Class  1040   PUPPY D                                       Entries:     1     Absentees           0

1st         MRS A HARDY  –  AMHARD MANHATTAN   Promising Attractive  lad  super length of body good type of head developing well defined stop dark eye  pleasing  expression good ear set   strong forehand  spring of rib nicely muscled throughout correct  turn of stifle good bone and feet moved out soundly.

Class  1042   POST GRAD D                                   Entries:       4     Absentees           0

1st          MISS L J SMITH  –  ROMANIVILLE BILBO BAGGINS  Wheaten strongest  mover in this class good length of head broad back skull ears well set strong neck super fore chest balanced angles front and rear nice depth of brisket slight rise to loin good bone and feet moved soundly with even strides covered the ground well.

2nd           MRS S PIERCE  –  ROLLO THE GREAT  Blue  liked his outline and proportions  impressive head correct height to length ratio well laid shoulders  good  rib cage strong rear quarters turn of stifle correct amount of bone tidy feet moved soundly good tail carriage.

3rd          MR & MRS I ROGERS  –  KINGCOTTAGE BOOGIE ON BASIL  Wheaten  good head type super expression clean stop good neck and length of body slight rise to loin tail strong at root moved well                                                                                  :

Class 1044   OPEN D   (Quality class)                                     Entries:       4     Absentees           0

1st   MISS A HANNINGTON  –  BOUDIVELLA OSCA Wheaten in lovely coat well-proportioned outline balanced head broad back skull good ear set dark eye  pleasing expression good front assembly strong neck nicely developed withers correct top line good turn of stifle well-made hind quarters strong tail carried well moved  freely soundly covering the ground CC BOB

2nd     MRS K A GEORGE  –  CH ROMAINVILLE BILLY WIZZ  Quality boy good shape and size in proportion good length of head clean stop dark eye giving pleasing expression well set ears strong neck and super fore chest   and depth of brisket correct top line strong rear quarters good turn of stifle moved out with strong drive. RCC

3rd     DR J ALSTEAD  –  CH GOLDEN SPURS  Another male with pleasing outline and shape good head pattern strong  foreface and back skull dark eye well set ears strong neck  sprig of rib correct top line moved freely with drive

Class 1045   GOOD CIT D                                    Entries:       1     Absentees           0

1st          DR J ALSTEAD  –  CH GOLDEN SPURS Repeat

Class 1046   VETERAN B                                    Entries:       2     Absentees           0

1st           MR J A & MRS J SAGE  –  JEONTY LOLA MAY AT WICKHOLM  Wheaten feminine  all through  like her size and shape good head dark eye soft expression strong neck shoulders balanced angulations front and rear correct top line nice coat of good texture  moved soundly  keeping top line.

2nd         MRS L SAMUAL –  JEONTY RED CLOVER  Super character  11yrs young feminine head pleasing expression good front well-muscled throughout  for age nicely angulated rear quarters moved out soundly on good legs and feet.

Class 1047   PUPPY B   (Lovely class)                       Entries:       4    Absentees           0

1st         MRS K FORBES  –  JEONTY DREAMS A DREAM WITH KARENSBRAE   Super outline shape and length of body    head developing well  showing strength but retaining femininity dark well set eyes giving  gentle but mischievous expression balanced front and rear quarters nice length of rib correct top line good turn of stifle moved soundly and freely. BP

2nd         MRS A HARDY  –  AMHARD MAI TAI    Another  appealing  puppy feminine head dark eye giving desired expression well filled foreface  so well made super front  neck and shoulders good spring of rib and top line well-made rear quarters and turn of stifle moved freely with strong drive.

3rd           MISS C MARTEL  –  JEONTY LETTY BE MAGIC  Lovely character good head nicely filled foreface deep stop dark eye well set ears good neck balanced front and rear angulations excellent turn of stifle moved soundly.

Class 1048   JUNIOR B                                      Entries:       2     Absentees           0

1st           MRS C J ROGERS  –  JEONTY JYN A NEW HOPE  Attractive pleasing head and eye well set ears  strong neck   good forehand length of rib back and firm loin correct top line nicely angulated front and rear moved out briskly carrying tail correctly.

2nd           MRS M J CAMPEN  –  ROMAINVILLE ROCK’N ROLLA AT   COEDRHOSYN  Slightly bigger but all in proportion good outline good type of head well set ears strong neck good rib cage firm loin correct top line moved well.

Class 1049   POST GRAD B                                 Entries:       3     Absentees           1

1st           MRS K A GEORGE –  ROMAINVILLE MAGGIE MAY  Liked her shape and outline well-made body attractive head good back skull and foreface firm neck clean withers good lay of shoulders and length of rib correct top line  good rear angulations nicely  presented  moved strongly round the ring carried tail correctly.


Class 1050   LIMIT B   (Lovely class)                                    Entries:       3     Absentees           0

1st           MRS C J ROGERS  –  JEONTY MINNIE MEME   Attractive bitch feminine all through quality head and eye good  width and   depth of chest  correct front clean on wither good lay of shoulders excellent height to length ratio just right amount of substance bone and muscle good turn of stifle moved as expected smoothly covering the ground with ease driving from rear. CC RBOB

2nd         DR J ALSTEAD  –  SIGRID HELGA AT PANTCOTTAGE Liked her head type balanced plenty of back skull good eye and ear set  clean stop shoulders well placed nice spring of rib correct amount of angulation front and rear enough bone and muscle tone moved well a tad loose at rear carried tail well.

3rd           MRS K A GEORGE  –  ROMAINVILLE WHISTLE DIXIE Super moving bitch pleasing head dark eye lovely expression  ears well set good front and forequarters nice length of body correct top line In good coat and condition moved soundly little overawed by the atmosphere.

Class 1051   OPEN B    (Quality class)                                    Entries:       3     Absentees  0

1st        MR D A & MRS J QUARRIE –   RHUMSAAMIST GLEN MAYE AT  QUAYWEST  Well-made good bone ,substance and height to length ratio strong head good fore face still retaining femininity  good eye and ear set strong neck well-muscled  nice spring and length of rib slight rise to loin showing strength to hind quarters could easily do a day’s work lovely character moved soundly. RCC

2nd         MR J A & MRS J SAGE –  CH WICKHOLM BREAKING DAWN   Wheaten Slightly longer in body still in proportion balanced head proportions  good stop pleasing eye expression good depth of brisket  nice length of rib  rise to the strong  loin  good angles front and rear correct tail set moved well

3rd           MISS A HANNINGTON –  CH ROMAINVILLE UPTOWN GIRL  Attractive  Blue head of good type nice width to back skull super dark eye giving lovely expression well set ears good front,  fore chest  and  spring of rib nicely angulated rear quarters good tail set moved soundly.

Judge: Mrs F Kaye







Crufts (postal)entries close today

Crufts postal entries close today but you have until 22nd January if wanting to enter online…or think you may qualify at Manchester Championship Show.

Glen of Imaal Terriers are on Friday March 9th and are to be judged by Fran Kaye. They are scheduled to be second in Hall1, ring 6

National Terrier critique


MPD (1) 1 Whitehouse & McBrine’s Knockcarrig Anamcha, pleasing puppy with lots of character, good stop & well set eye, head & body developing along correct lines, moved well with drive.

PD (1)s Romainville Jazzman, good looking brindle of good size, shape & proportions for age, head developing well, pleasing eye, good back skull, ribcage & muscletone, moved out freely with drive. All together won him BP.

JD (2) 1 White’s Abberann Phelan, this lad is still a puppy, well developed head with correct head planes, good forehand ribs & substance but not over done, would like a little more length in body, moved out strongly; 2 Hardy’s Amhard High Flyer, liked this lad’s body proportions, balanced head & nice well set eye & ears, good angles front & rear, moved well, just needs to mature.

PGD (3,1a) 1 Withers’ Pajantick Star Trooper, wheaten with good overall balance, well off for stop, good eye, strong neck, slight lift to firm loin, strong mover with drive which won him the class; 2 Squires’ Bendikes Edward Bear, brindle with correct head & eye, good ribcage, level topline, moved OK, lacked drive.

LD (1) 1 George & Sulivan’s Romainville Billy Whizz, this good looking wheaten was a puppy last time I judged him, now fulfilling his promise, pleasing head planes of correct proportions, good depth to brisket & width of chest, nicely angulated, moved efficiently showing off his attributes, pushed hard for top honours.

OD (5) Super class. 1 White’s Ir Ch Cib Ch Abberann Karl, masculine all through with plenty of substance but not over done in any way, powerful head, well set eye, strong neck & front assembly, good spring of rib, strong loin, in firm condition, well muscled rear, coat of correct texture, moved like a train, well handled. CC; 2 Rogers’ Bregorrey Wannabe Victory by Jeonty, another all male, not in his best coat today so nothing hidden, masculine, balanced head, nice expressive eye, good lay of shoulder & depth to brisket, firm loin, moved freely front, rear & side. RCC; 3 Hadley’s Donvaleset Rebus.

PB (4,1) 1 George & Sulivan’s Romainville Fade To Grey, liked her overall size & shape, good height to length ratio, feminine head, pleasing expression from well set eye, positive in movement, covered the ground with ease; 2 White’s Abberann Dervla, balanced head pattern with pleasant eye, good lay of shoulder, clean on withers, slightly shorter in body length than winner, moved OK; 3 Harvey’s Romainville Ladys First.

PGB (4,2) 1 Hannington’s Romainville Uptown Girl, loved her balanced shape & size, feminine head, correct stop & eye set, pleasing expression, good depth & width of chest, firm loin, moved soundly all ways; 2 Ashcroft’s Romainville Moira, attractive head, good shoulders, brisket & ribcage, tidy feet, moved well.

LB (3,1) 1 George & Sulivan’s Romainville Jean Genie, another attractive pleasing bitch from this well known kennel, always shown in immaculate condition, feminine head, clean stop, dark eye, alert expression, good forequarters & rear angles, strong neck onto good shoulders, depth of chest, firm topline, just needs to settle in movement. RCC; 2 Rogers’ Jeonty Meme Fern, nice type of head with pleasing eye, good neck, forechest well ribbed up, moved OK.

OB (4,1) Good class.1 Harley’s Ch Donvaleset Brier, always liked this bitch & she did not let me down today, super type of bitch, balanced body shape, correct ratios showing strength & substance to do the work required but still feminine. Head correct proportions, well set eye & ear cartridge, enough foreface & back skull, excellent forehand, nicely laid shoulders & depth & width of chest, slight rise to firm loin, in great condition & muscle tone, moved out freely & strongly, covered the ground with ease, a pleasure to award her the CC; 2 White’s Ch/Ir Ch Abberann Ennya, slightly shorter in length than winner but still balanced, feminine head, good width, nicely laid shoulders, clean on withers with good depth to brisket, firm strong loin, moved well particular front & side; 3 Withers’ Romainville Aoife at Pajantick.