I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge this lovely breed. Thanks also to my two very efficient stewards Gail Simpson and Ruth Gee. Overall I felt that breed type is very good, however, both front and rear movement requires improvement.
Minor Puppy Dog (2,1):
1. Vaughan's Dorinor Hunny B'Mine, D, 05/05/17, Br: D & S Bell, (Ch Belleville Just For Effect - Jandolby's Hunny Mix with Dorinor),Cheeky 6 month old puppy, Excellent bite, small dark eye giving keen expression. Good coat texture. A little up on the leg at the moment. Superbly handled by his young charge.
Puppy Dog (1,0):
1. Smith's Javidel Walk in the Park, D, 09/07/16, Br: Exh, 01/02/17, Br: Exh, (Ch Ragus Hand In Glove - Ragus Walking On Sunshine), 10 month red dog puppy. A very typey youngster, in fabulous coat. Good head proportions, strong jaw, small dark eye and super ear carriage with plenty of width between. Level top line held on the move, good tail set. A little short in upper arm and needs to strengthen in his pasterns. BPD
Junior Dog (1,0):
Ch Kreatin Extra Mile, D, 09/07/16, Br: Exh, (Ch Ragus Hand In Glove Ch Kreatin Hidden Extra ),16 month red dog. In fantastic coat and condition. Faultless presentation. Loved his head and expression, strong muzzle, good stop and width of skull. Excellent ear set. Another a little short in upper arm which led to him throwing his front at times. Excellent show man.
Novice Dog (5,1):
1. Javidel Walk in the Park, Repeat
Ragus This Way Up, D, 12/01/16, Br: L Crawley, (Ch Belleville Just For Effect - Ragus Coming My Way ), Strong typical male. Making a pleasing overall picture. Good head proportions with lovely dark eye. Feel his movement could be improved if he shed a few pounds.
3. Davies & Tinsley's
Morzi Life Of Brian, D, 09/11/16, Br: Exhs, (Ch Ragus Now And Forever Brickin Choc'a Moca )
Brickin Man In The Moon,D, 04/03/16, Br: J Stevenson, Ch Wychcover Moonlighting - Brickin Definitely Dollie)
Post Graduate Dog (6,1):
Ragus This Way Up, D, 12/01/16, Br: L Crawley, (Belleville Just For Effect - Ragus Coming My Way ),
Misma of Brook Hall, D, 20/02/15, Br: Exh, (Sativus Perpignan of Titanium - Jacquill Rock Chick) looked a little immature next to one. Pleasing head, however could be stronger in muzzle. Good coat texture, level top line with good tail set, a little short in rib.
3.Clegg & Howarth's Ragus Talk The Talk, D, Br Crawley,18/01/16, (Amicaro Whsky Chaser – Ragus Look Who's Talkin' )
Brickin Quick Silver, D, 22/02/16, Br: J Stevenson,( Ragus Now And Forever - Brickin Glorious Morning)
Limit Dog (2,0):
1. Oddie, Nagrecha and Drew's
Ragus Scouts Honour, D, 10/08/16, Br: Mrs L Crawley, (Ch Ragus Jump The Gun - Hidden Promise for Ragus ), Another quality exhibit from this famous kennel pipped at the post today by his kennel mates who both looked more mature and together.
Sea Sky, D, 20/02/15, Br: Exh, (Sativus Perpignan of Titanium - Jacquill Rock Chick), Smart black & tan, a very happy showman. Good front construction with a level top line. Well trimmed.
Open Dog (7,0):
A difficult class to judge as both were exceptional examples of the breed.
1..Crawley's Ch Ragus Mr O O'Seven, D, 27/07/16, Br: Exh, (Ch Ragus Hand In Glove Ragus Beautiful Spy ),Ch Ragus Mr O O Seven Superb type, well balanced and cobby. Superb coat and condition. Such a typical expression, lovely dark eye and keen expression. Broad muzzle, good bite with large teeth. Correct length of neck, short coupled with good spring of rib. (CC) Showed well in class but was out shown by bitch in challenge for BIS
2. Lazenby & Crawley's Tinkave I'm The Man, D, 14/06/16, Br: Mrs J Lazenby, (Ch Ragus Hand In Glove - Tinkave Diamond Girl ), Very similar to one and really all the same comments apply. Sadly his coat was not as well presented as one today but certain his day will come. RCC
Ch Belleville Just For Effect, D, 16/12/14, Br: Exh, (Ch Wychcover Moonlighting (imp Ndl) - Ch Belleville's Coconut Effect ),
Ragus All Guns Firing for Amicaro, D, 07/07/15, Br: Mrs L Crawley. (Amicaro Whisky Chaser - Ragus All Good Things).
Special Beginners Dog (4,1):
Ragus Fabulous Clown ShCM, D, 26/05/14, Br: Mrs L Crawley, (Ch Ragus Talk Of The Devil - Hidden Smile),
Typical head and expression, good eye and ear set. A little high on the leg and longer in the back than I would like. But a lot to like about him.
2. Davies & Tinsley's Morzi Life Of Brian, D, 09/11/16, Br: Exhs, (Ch Ragus Now And Forever Brickin Choc'a Moca ), More compact than one, but not as sound on the move. Has lovely bone and feet. Good coat.
3.Webster's Belleville Striking Effect, D, 24/06/16, Br: Mrs C Thompson-Morgan, (Ch Wychover Moonlighting - Belleville Coconut Effect),
Veteran Dog (1,0):
1.Barge & Hardwick's Baktwins Sun Seeker, D, 11/05/08, Br: Mrs B Watkins, (Ch Titanium Columbus ShCM- Baktwins Morning Sun ), A happy black & tan enjoying his day. Harsh coat, good head and expression. Smart although