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NORTHERN COUNTIES WHIPPET CLUB Championship Show (Show 1) 14TH April 2024

 

WHIPPET DOGS –

I was pleased to be asked to judge at Northern Counties which was a well-organized show despite the complexity of running 2 shows  in parallel. Congratulations to the Committee on this.

I would particularly like to thank my Stewards for their excellent work.

As general comments, I would firstly like to say how concerned I am about the shape of heads of many dogs – they should not have long snipey forefaces and resultant lack of underjaw. This appears a serious problem in need of addressing.

Size – while a larger whippet often looks more spectacular in the ring every effort should be made to keep to the breed standard height.

Whatever you may think of the original purpose of Whippets an appropriate standard should be maintained consistent with this.

 

Having said this, presentation was excellent and all exhibitors should be congratulated on it.

 

 

Veteran Dog (9,2)

1 – Barkas’ Jimanica Just Dreaming 8-year-old dog, good shape and construction. Moved well for his age.

2- Morris, Waddell, Mycroft & Mitchell’s Ch Crosscop I Want You Another lovely veteran in excellent condition, showing well for his age.

3- Brooks’ Rushden Hello Look at Me.

Minor Puppy Dog (10,0) The quality of this class was exceptional producing both the CC & Res CC winners.

1, CC & Best Puppy in Show Winkley-Balmer & Winkley’s Edenwhip Call Me at Night An exceptionally handsome Whippet being correctly constructed throughout and particularly correct movement. Handled to perfection.

2 & Res CC - Poole, Morris & Wadell’s Falconcrag Matchmaker at Crosscrop A paler fawn very similar to the winner in type and construction. Moved well, should have a bright future.

3- Brew’s Crosscop Wanna Go for a Ride with Supeta

Puppy Dog (8,0)

1 – Jones’ Jothryn Johnny Be Good Of good size with excellent front construction, moved well.

2 – Fort’s Falconcrag Crème de Cassis from Shulune Very different in type to the winner though not as mature as the winner.

3 – Howgate & Hull’s Palmik Turn it on Again.

Junior Dog (5,0)

1 – Tyson’s Starceylon Dancing Master A black dog in excellent coat and condition. True Whippet type moved well.

2 – Burton’s Ballenbriech Harris Very different to the winner. Good head and expression with good construction.

3 – McKenzie’s Courtbourne Natal at Aberlark

Yearling Dog (8,0)

1 – Yacoby-Wright’s Cobyco Catch Your Eye A very lovely dog which you would expect from this kennel. Well-constructed front and rear, excellent on the move.

2-Price’s Kierpark Moonlight Shadow Among Silkdance Another dog of good type with masculine head and expression, neat ears and good front construction.

3 – Head’s Demerlay Eye of the Tiger

Maiden Dog (2,0)

1 – Chalcraft & Watson’s Ringmore Jamieson  Fawn dog with lovely head and expression. Construction good overall, a little happy on the move.

2 – Salkeld & Graham’s Dalerafenn River of Dreams Very different type to the winner. A little short in the loin and therefore, over angulated.

Novice Dog (9,3) 1 – Burton’s B Harris  2 – Rodgers’ Wentvalley Pied Piper A nice dog, needs time to mature.

3 – Parkinson’s Groomsville Dream of Me.

Special Beginners Dog (13,0)

1 – Hywel’s Crosscop Rocket Man  Parti colour of lovely size and excellent type. Particularly good in head, neck and ribbed well back. Excellent mover. Should have a promising future.

2 – Searle & Rawlinson’s Reffton Tibalt at Whipsearle Another nice dog having all the essentials.

3 – Furniss’ Jazzellie Reach for The Sky

Graduate Dog (13,4)   1 – Hywel’s C Rocket Man  2 – Jones J Johnny Be Good  3 – Burton’s B Harris

Postgraduate Dog (8,0) 1 – Holland’s Elmanash Grecian King Correct size, lovely head and expression. Well defined shoulders ribbed well back. Really good on the move.  2 – Leslie’s Windwalker Eddie Brock A little bigger than the winner, nice head and expression, good construction and a sound mover 3 – Yeates, Winter & Morland Zoraden Maserati

Mid Limit Dog (7,2) 2 very nice dogs, difficult to separate as both with excellent construction and movement. Just preferred the winner on the move.

1 – Mould’s Crosscop Waterloo Sunset

2 – Poole & Service’s Crosscrop Twist and Shout  

3 – Hunter’s Collooney Was Meant to Be at Sulahmara

Limit Dog (11,3) A quality class

1 – Maxwell’s Brochinbelle Ride or Die for Bardrestan Very high-quality dog of correct size. Good head and expression. Well-constructed front, ribcage and rear. Moved well.

2 – Soffe’s Zoraden Macchiato Another quality whippet, challenging the winner hard. Moved well.

3 – Myers & Pilkington’s Supetas Show and Tell Astrazone

Open Dog (15,2)

1 – Yeates, Winter & Morland’s Ch Lolani Café Amore A correct type of Whippet of good size. Particularly liked his head and expression. Well-constructed. Particularly liked his movement.

 2 – Wheeler’s Ch Ranveli Diki Diki Another Beautiful Whippet of high quality. Soundly constructed and on the move. In superb condition.

3 – Holland’s Elmanash Glenfidditch

Special Open Blue/Black Dog (1,0)

1 – Tyson’s Starceylon Summer Bran Typical Coloured Whippet having good bone. His coat gleamed. What a good mover.

 

Judge Angela Randall

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