Scottish Toy Dog Society Open Show - March 23rd 2014
It was a great pleasure to judge the Scottish Toy Dog Society Open show. The BIS & BPIS line up was packed full of quality dogs which was an absolute credit to owners and breed class judges who had sent them through. At the end of a long day, each dog, without exception, gave a great performance and all were still very happy to be participating in the BIS show ring. Thanks to the organisers for the invitation and to the hard working band of stewards who greatly assisted in the smooth running of all the rings.
BIS was Easden & Martin's Pekingese, Yakee Celebrity Status. Absolutely oozing in star quality. Beautiful shaped head and expression and clear bright eyes, open nostrils. Deep chest, lovely bone and substance. Optimum amount of coat of super texture. Strode out so well even at the end of a very long day and appeared to want to go on forever. Just could not be denied the top honours amongst great exhibits present. RBIS Lynch's S/C Chihuahua Garnox Ally Bally Bee JW Enchanting little busy body whose head qualities are super. Excellent balance on the stand. Uses her fabulous expression to full advantage. Moved like a dream today and gave the BIS winner a very close call. Already a holder of a CC so I hope that she continues her success to her title. BPIS Moyes & Hunter's to the Chinese Crested, Bryelis The Naked Truth. Beautifully constructed h/l feminine bitch, superbly balanced and looked stunning on the stand. Great skin quality and presented in fabulous condition. Moved with flawless precision covering the ground with ease. Should have a very bright future. RBPIS, Roberts's Shawhills Silver Dollar, Maltese of sufficient size, beautifully balanced in profile having sufficient leg length to aid. Coat already a good length. Excels in head qualities with correct shaped eye, well set and sufficient width of muzzle. Used that lovely reach of neck to advantage. On the final move just became a little tired but this was quite understandable at the end of a very long day. BVIS Allan's & year old Miniature Pinscher, Allanabru Punce 'n Bounce JW ShCM. Mature show girl who knew her job. Super shape and size with classic well balanced head. Beautifully constructed throughout and presented in super condition. Moved around the ring with such aplomb - she obviously owned it!
AV Veteran D 3,1
1. Hargrave's Cavallino Jaeger, CKCS. Amazingly this very active B/T is 14 1/2. Still maintains a lovely profile when moving. Great size and well put together, particularly in rear angulation. Clearly enjoyed the occasion.
2. Innes's Pearl White Dennis The Menace SHCM, Bichon
3. Hargrave's Sandbrae Rockabye CKCS
AV Veteran B 2,11. Allan's Allanabru Punce 'n Bounce JW ShCM, BVIS
1. Boulcott's Ingerdorm Affendorable. Appropriately named here as I thought her head qualities were an outstanding feature and screamed breed type. Small but with sufficient substance. Proved a square outline. Moved superbly today and won BOB on her fantastic showmanship.BOB
1. Boulcott's Ingerdorm Affendorable BOB
2. Stewart's Ingerdorm Rebus JW ShCM
1. Henderson's Praymar Star Dream. Won the class on head qualities, great depth of brisket and chest, level back and strong loin. Super texture of coat and presented beautifully. Just a tad more length of leg would enhance the overall balance. Lovely reach of neck. Moved very soundly.
2. Davidson's Sweetie Pie
3. Innes Starforth's Just Loving at Pearlywhite
Open 21. Smith & Mills's Litinaz Magic Edition ShCM. 2 year old dog, balanced in outline and with adequate substance. Good textured coat. Strong rear angulation provided super drive. Head with lovely finish and dark eyes and rims with required pigmentation. Impressive straight front legs, lay of shoulder and reach of neck aided a lovely forehand extension. Close call here the final 'go around' gave him the nod. BOB.
2. Mackie's Suanity Mystic Mercury at Cydmar
1. Robert's Shawhills Silver Dollar. This 8 month old dog has classical head features which impressed. Super eyes, length and width of muzzle. Sufficient reach of neck, lovely top line a tail setting. Not the smallest in stature but so beautifully put together throughout, proving a stunning outline on the stand. Great volume of coat for age and has sufficient length of leg to maintain the overall balance when coat is mature. Moved with purpose and delighted to award BOB BPIB & Reserve BPIS.
2. Flannigan Julesmoor High Design
3. Dornan's Linmont Midnight Shadow
1. Dornan's Shokai's Eye Of The Storm. Liked the size of this Junior dog who was nicely balanced and very well put together. Excellent rib, top line and tail setting. Won this class on head qualities which were excellent being balanced having super length and width of muzzle, beautiful eyes and excellent dentition. Correct coat texture. Nose pigmentation could have been a little better -probably due to climate. Moved with style.
2. Gillies Am Ch Ta-Jon's Cuckoo for Coconute at Delcost
3. Flannigan's Showkais Hopes and Dreams
Minor Puppy 9,5
1. Lees's Moipom Sandman, Pomeranian. Really impressive 6 1/2 month old baby, in great coat for age and of an ideal texture. Appealing balanced head with desired expression. Proved a stunning profile and looked impressive on the move. Shortlisted for BPIS and will trouble the best in the future.
2. Swanston's Sangria Showtime of Pamojill, Japanese Chin
3. Swanston's Corrinwood Crusoe of Pamojill, KCS
1. Silverstein's Loves Lavendar Kiss of Silverchi, S/C Chi. Lovely width of head and ear setting. Attractive finish to foreface and good dentition. Lovely top line, body and tail held correctly. Looked very impressive on the move.
2. Kilpatrick Walker's Zumarnik Am I Only Dreaming
3. Smith's Papplewick Penhaligon at Adinaken, Papillon
1. Drennan's Balirburn Bits 'n Bobs of Calaten ShCM, CKCS. Mature and in full coat. Not the smallest but balanced throughout and appealing expression. Sufficient neck, clean front assembly and held tail correctly. Looked very impressive on the move.
Bred By Exhibitor 4,3
1. Sloan's Turretbank Touch of Gold, CKCS Smart Ruby in great coat. Ideal size. Impressive to handle having a lovely body throughout. Shoulders well laid, level back. Strong rear angulation gave sturdy rear drive. Moved accurately in all directions. Beautifully presented.
Not Bred By Exhibitor 5,4
1. Drennan's Kinvaar Theodora of Calaten CKCS, lovely size and very appealing feminine head and expression. Front nicely assembled. Could be a little more secure in top line on the move. Happy disposition and obviously enjoys making herself heard!
Tony Allcock MBE - Judge