ASCUK Limit Show 14th April 2013
Judge Karen Gilliand (Castleavery)
Best In Show - Ozways First Print at Frebobears
Reserve Best in Show - Armatan Adorez Mon Maitre
Best Opposite Sex - Armatan Adorez Mon Mai
Best Puppy - Dreamlines Strike it
Best Veteran - Armatan Adorez Mon
Results and Critique
I would like to thank the committee for their very kind invitation to judge their Limit Show, I had a wonderful day, was made to feel very welcome and had some really lovely dogs to judge. Thank you also to everyone for accepting my decisions so sportingly.
On the whole, I had some really nice dogs, with good size and substance, very good body shapes and some better in bone than others. Head shapes are somewhat different , with some lacking in fill out under the eye, and other a little short in muzzle, and too high in stop. There were some with round eyes, but ear sets were good in the majority. Bites were very good, movement was correct, with only a few dogs either over reaching or not moving with drive .
Puppy Dog (2)
1st.Norman's Dreamlines Strike It Rich (Imp Deu)
11 month old red merle - has good bone and substance, with a very pleasing body shape and outline. Correct head, masculine but in no way over done. Dry skull with good depth of muzzle and correct scissor bite. Almond eye, good reach of neck and a level topline.. Tight feet, and a full tail held well on the move. In very good coat and condition. Very well handled, moved with reach and purpose.. Was more than satisfied to award him RESERVE BEST DOG and BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
2nd Reeves Dreamlines Masterplan with Bramblebern (Imp Deu)
7 month old black tri - very much a baby, but a lot to like. Very good head shape and eye, good ear set, correct bite, and very good pigmentation. Correct body proportions with body slightly longer than height. Good topline and tight feet, well marked. Nicely handled, and moved well coming and going.
Junior Dog (1)
1st Brown's Bleuroyal Kings Crusade (Imp Chi)
12 month old black tri - good size male, with very pleasing outline. Clean cut head with moderate stop, and almond eye. Correct scissor bite, very nice body shape and underlines. Level topline and good rear angulation with tight oval feet. Moved out very well, and very well handled.
Post Graduate Dog (9)
1st Reeves Triforce Dawntreader at Bramblebern
A very mixed class - although this blue merle lad is a slightly bigger sized male, he has a lot to like. He has very good bone and substance, and a very typical head. Eyes almond shaped and very expressive. Correct bite and good ear set, with good reach of neck and tight oval feet. Very sound on the move and well handled
2nd Keel's, Armatan The Edge of Glory
Nice black tri male with pleasing head, eye and earset. Correct bite, and very good body outline. Good underlines and topline, with tight feet. Front could be tighter on the move. Handled well.
3rd Harris's Bordertime I Have A Dream with Candace
Limit Dog (4)
1st Reeves Ghostrider of the Mighty Crown with Triforce (Imp Deu)
Black tri - really liked this lads head. Good shape and eye. Correct bite, good depth of muzzle and clean neck into good shoulders. Level topline , moved out well and drove from behind. In good coat and condition.
2nd Gatenby & Green's Armatan Fireblade (ai)
Another black tri with a lot to like. I would prefer a more almond shaped eye, but he has a a good shaped masculine head and correct bite. Overall pleasing body lines and tight feet, and well off for bone and substance. A little unsettled on the move, but handled well.
3rd McFarlane's Bordertime Coco Pops
Open Dog (3)
1st Brown's Silverdreams Aussies Marzipan ShCM (Imp Hun)
Nice type red merle - head of good proportions but would prefer more fill out of cheek. Good eye, and bite, good ear set. Clean neck into correct shoulders and level topline. Would prefer a little more length in body. Tight feet and good bone, moved really well and very well handled.
2nd Bland's Abodandy Nika Yaba Daba Boo at Hilandes JW ShCM
Another red merle of very good size and substance. Liked his masculine head, correct eye shape, and ear set. Correct bite, very nice body shape, and underlines, Topline not his fortune today, lost it on the move, rising over the loin. Has good bone and oval tight feet, very well marked and excellent pigmentation - well handled.
Veteran Dog (3)
1st Gatenby & Green's Armatan Adorez Mon Maitre
10 year old black trii, this lad belies his years. I would never have guessed his age had he been in the Open class, the way an Aussie should be. Lovely masculine head without being in any way over done. Lovely expressive almond shaped eye, and correct bite. Good depth of muzzle and excellent pigment. Correct body proportions , clean neck into good shoulders and level topline. Oval tight feet and good bone. He out moved the other males in the challenge so could not be denied BEST DOG, RESERVE BEST IN SHOW, BEST OPPOSITE SEX and BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
Puppy Bitch (1)
1st Gibbons Thunderhill Everlasting Ticket for Gibbands (Imp Deu)
7 Month old black tri, very much a baby. Very pretty, very outgoing and happy. Lovely feminine head with almond eye and good ear set. Correct bite and lovely body shape. Level topline and in good coat. Moved very well for a baby and well handled. RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
Junior Bitch (1)
Hodges, Gatenby & Green Triforce Looking Glace at Jopium
17 month old blue merle good sized girl with lovely substance and bone. Feminine head, almond eye and correct bite. Good length of body to height, good tail set held well on the move and lovely tight oval feet. Well marked, and in good coat and condition. Moved well with reach and drive. Very happy to award her RESERVE BEST BITCH.
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1st McFarlane's Bordertime In Ya Dreams
Black tri of average size and bone. Would prefer a more almond shaped eye, which to a degree spoils her expression. A little high in stop, but correct bite, correct body shape and good topline held on the move. Oval feet and handled well.
2nd Cousins Moortime Sacred Moon
Black tri - very well proportioned overall. Pleasing head and eye, feminine and nothing overdone. Honest bitch - was a little wide in front on the move, but when stood up had a good outline and shape. Good tri markings and well handled.
Limit Bitch (2)
1st Cousins Moortime Devon By Moonlight
Blue merle of good overall size and substance. Nice head and eye, good ear set and good proportions. In good coat and moved very well.
Open Bitch (4)
1st Rogers Ozways First Print at Frebobears
Red merle with a feminine head of very nice proportions. Almond eye, and lovely expression. Correct bite and loved her tranquil but intelligent gaze. So well balanced in body and size, clean neck, and good shoulders. Level topline held really well on the move. Moved with ease and agility and reached out well and drove from behind. Well padded oval tight feet - she never put a foot wrong all day. Turned out to perfection, and was at one
with her young handler. In the challenge for BIS, she really took my eye and I was delighted to award her BEST BITCH and BEST IN SHOW.
Veteran Bitch (4)
1st Cousins Moortime Forest Fern ShCM CDex UDex WDex TD 'A' Ex
1 0 year old black tri - another who does not look her age. She is in very good order, lighter in type than some but has a lot to offer. Feminine head and good eye. Correct bite, pleasing outline and good feet. A little straight in front, which showed up on the move. In good coat and has good markings - well handled.
2nd Storer's JavisonSilverbelle
8 year old blue merle with a feminine head, good eye and overall pleasing body shape. Good bone and size, but a little portly on the day. She moved well and enjoyed her day out - well handled.
BLACK /BLACK TRI DOG OR BITCH (8)
1st Armatan Fireblade (ai)
2nd Armatan Edge of Glory
3rd Bordetime I Have A Dream with Candace
4th Bleuroyal Kings Crusade (Imp Chi)
5th Moortime Forest Fern ShCM CDex UDex WDex TD 'A' Ex
RED / RED TRI DOG OR BITCH (5)
Ist Ozways Moulnerouge
2nd Bordertime Coco Pops
BLUE MERLE DOG OR BITCH (8)
1st Triforce Looking Glace at Jopium
2nd Moortime Once In A Blue Moon
3rd Shepalian Bajimba at Abodandy JW
4th Moortime Devon By Moonlight
5th Javison Silverbelle
RED / RED MERLE DOG or BITCH (5)
1st Abodandy Nika Yaba Daba Boo at Hilandes JW ShCM
2nd Silverdream Aussies Marzipan ShCM
GOOD CITIZEN DOG or BITCH (9)
1st DrCral Majestic Prince ShCM Pre Beg 'Ex'
2nd Moortime Devon By Moonlight
3rd Moortime Forest Fern ShCM CDex UDex WDex 'A' Ex
4th Moortime Sacred Moon
5th Moortime Once In A Blue Moon
JUNIOR HANDLING 6 - 11 years - no entries
JUNIOR HANDLING 12 - 16 years
1st Molly Norman
2nd Samantha Reeve
I would just like to say I thought both young ladies did an excellent job of handling their charges on the day. I really put them through their paces, and neither disappointed. Well done to you both, first class and I shall watch your show careers with interest.
Judge - Karen Gilliland B.A Hons