SHOWS

LIMIT SHOW

ASCUK Limit Show 14th January 2007

Judge Mr Hugh Jones (Seafire)

Best In Show - Armatan Commotion

Reserve Best in Show - Echoes of the Dark at Anketts

Best Opposite Sex - Echoes of the Dark at Anketts

Best Puppy - Ozway First Finale at Freespirit

Best Veteran - Cagasa Ari Zona at Frebobears

Results and Critique

I really enjoyed my day with an entry of 65 dogs representing a reasonable cross section of the breed. A friendly atmosphere was combined with some appealing exhibits and I feel certain that the breed has a very interesting future. Overall type appeared to be satisfactory, but I did find quite a few with large round eyes and pigmentation problems. Obviously this show was not at Championship status but neverless, I trust exhibitors and breeders will attempt to address what I feel is an urgent requirement in order to have dogs with that much desired appealing expression.  

Minor Puppy Dog (2)

1st Ozway First Finale at Freespirit, 6 months young man who is now at his inbetween stage and will develop as he matures. Pleasing head pattern, straight front and enough reach of neck. Level topline, enough rear angulation and moved out reasonably well BDP and RBPIS

2nd Gemthorne Starlight

Puppy Dog (0,0)

 

Junior Dog (6,0)

1st Impenzie Glaedr, Appealing youngster, having flat skull, well muscled foreface and correct amount of stop. Eyes could have been more appealing, but did not distract from his tight front and height to length ration. Level topline held on the move and well turned stifles. Well presented and show. RBD

2nd Gemthorne First Choice

3rd Iskander Cletic Black N Tan

4th Drcral Social Climber

5th Drcral Dreamquest

Yearling Dog (5,1)

1st Armatan Born To Move, Well made dog with good head pattern, earset could have been tighter but the effect was one of masculinity. Good well boned, straight front, nice reach of neck, well developed ribcage and strong hindquaters. Moved out well. 

2nd Drcral Social Climber

3rd Jicarilla Field of Dreams at Glendyke

4th Drcral Dreamquest

Post Graduate Dog (5,2)

1st Javison Silver Ash at Nanaimo, Flat skull, nice ear placement, eyes could be better. Well rounded foreface, straight front and enough reach of neck, pleasing color, level topline and well let down rear pasterns. Stood nice and parallel at the rear and when requested moved out well. 

2nd Gemthorne Tidal Wave

3rd Trijem Freedom of Choice

Limit Dog (7,2)

1st Echo's of the Dark of Anketts, Well grown dark red who appealed for type. Good head pattern, flat skull, enough stop and well rounded muzzle. Expression could be better but one could not deny his trueness in type. Well boned, straight front, good reach of neck and level topline held on the move. Strong neck and muscled rear quaters and worked in unison with his handler. BD and RBIS

2nd Versace Sauve Des Chemins Cathares

3rd Armatan Adores Mon Maitre

4th Drcral Dreamquest

Open Dog (5) 

1st Armatan Fernando, Well balanced dog, flat skull, and correct stop. Well molded foreface and reasonable ear set and eye shape. Nice straight front, good reach of neck, well ribbed back and strong hindquaters. Pleasing colour and well handled and shown. 

2nd Accra Have You Heard at Frebobears

3rd Applethorn Valentine Magic

4th Armatan Take A Chance On Me

5th Armatan Collectors Item at Heibri

Veteran Dog (1)

1st Cagasa Ari Zona at Frebobears, Good honest example of a male aussie. Nice head pattern, well boned, straight front and enough reach of neck. Level topline, well turned stifles and moved with drive BVIS

Minor Puppy Bitch (3)

1st Ozway First Print, Very Feminine young lady who was a litter sister to the puppy dog winner. Pleasing head patterns, although eye could have been a better color. Nice reach of neck, good depth of ribcage and level topline held on the move. Stood nice and parallel at the rear, and moved with drive in unison with her handler BPB and BPIS

2nd Elkstone Lady Bug Red

3rd Gemthorne Morning Mist

 

Puppy Bitch (0)

 

Junior Bitch (5,4)

1st Drcral Finest Bow China, Finer bitch, having an acceptable head, ears on top, good straight front, enough reach of neck and level topline. Well let down pasterns and moved out well. 

Yearling  Bitch (3)

1st Amoureuse D Abbey Des Chemins Cathares, Flat skull and well muscled foreface, pigmentation could be better. Nice reach of neck, good rear angulation but rear movement needs to tighten. 

2nd Shikota Blue Frost

3rd Jicarilla Dream Lady

Post Graduate Bitch (8,4)

1st Armatan Commotion, Well proportioned bitch who was well presented and shown. Good head and expression, well boned, straight front. Enough reach of neck and good height to length ration. Level topline, good turn of stifle and moved out well. BIS

2nd Gemthorne White Lighting

3rd Javison Silver Bell

4th Javison American Beech

Limit Bitch (4,3)

1st Shepalian Sweet Dreams

 

Open Bitch (4,2)

1st Armatan Angel Eyes, Appealing bitch who retained her feminine clean outline. Just beaten bu her kennel mate into RBB. Nice head and expression, good reach of neck, well ribbed back, level topline and well let down rear pasterns. Stood parallel at the rear and when requested, moved out with drive RBB

2nd Gemthorne Galeforce

 

Veteran Bitch (4,3)

1st Blows You Away, Feminine head, well boned, straight front. Enough reach of neck, well developed ribcage and strong hindquaters RBVIS 

Black/Black Tri Dog or Bitch (15,9)

1st Gemthorne Tidal Wave

2nd Drcral Finest Bow China

3rd Gemthorne Galeforce

4th Armatan Born to Move

5th Armatan Fernando

Red/Red tri dog or bitch (2,2)

Blue Merle Dog or Bitch (11,1)

1st Jicarilla Dream Lady

2nd Shepalian Sweet Dreams

3rd Javison Silver Ash at Nanaimo

4th Gemthorne White Lighting

5th Gemthorne Morning Mist

Red Merle Dog or Bitch (6,3)

1st Elkstone Lady Bug Red

2nd Trijem Freedom of Choice

3rd Drcral Social Climber

Special Working Class 

Stud Dog (0)

Brood Bitch (2,1)

1st Shepalian Sweet Dreams

 

Junior handling Judged by Wally Holligan

Junior Handling 6-11 (3,2)

1st Alicia Taylor, I felt that this little girl did extremely well with a young dog that on the day was being more unco-operative. She kept her cool at all times and stood the dog square when asked. Teeth were correctly shown, and the dog was moved at the correct pace. Just needs to watch what the judge does when going over the dog and be aware of the judges position at all times. 

 

Junior Handling 12-16 Years (3,1) 

1st Jasmine Cooper, Very accomplished young handler who gave 110% at all times. She was aware of my position at all times moving around the dog when necessary. Teeth shown correctly and she managed to get the best out of her young dog. Moved at the correct pace and knew to correct her dogs leg that I moved on going over him. Just felt that Jasmine has to work harder on the day that 2 with her young Dog. Best Junior Handler, well done. 

2nd Joe McDonald, An experienced junior handler who I have watched mature over the years. Just felt that on the day, 1 had to work harder with her dog. Same comments apply as 1. Joe was aware of my position at all times. good luck as you move up into the 12-24 year handling age group. 

two excellent handlers who I would have no problem asking to handle my own dogs.