Friday, 20 May 2016

Mrs J Robertson's Critique

20 MARCH 2016

Thank you to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge Pugs at their show, I enjoyed my day, special thanks to the exhibitors for a fantastic quality entry.

Junior: (5,1)
1st Ashton – Zobear’s Hello Dolly, 8 month fawn bitch, caught my eye entering the ring and didn’t disappoint on further inspection. A square, cobby girl, everything flows together perfectly, beautiful neck, excellent shoulder placement, level topline finishing with an excellent tailset, the most feminine head with correct earset and beautiful eyes.  When she moved out showed the Pug true movement with plenty drive action.  One I wish every success in the future. BPIB and BPIS4
2nd Reid – Portlyucharm Raffles for Hugieboogie
3rd Hume & Pike – Ragemma Twister to Eivisah
4th Cunningham – Moyard Identity Thief

Post Graduate: (6,0)
1st Cunningham – Moyard Stargazer, 14 month fawn male, A square cobby boy with a lovely head and definitely male.  Nice short coat and lovely black nails, level topline, correct tailset, correct shoulder placement with legs well under and depth of chest unfortunately in the challenge lost all interest and gave his handler a hard time, another one with a bright future.
2nd Hume & Pike – Ragemma Twister to Eivisah
3rd Reid – Gramatti Laird of the Ring via Hugieboogie
4th Cockburn – Honeypot Ebony Christabel

Open: (5,0)
1st Ashton – Tangetoppens Take a Hint JW (Imp Nor), 23 month fawn male, a square cobby boy with an excellent head set on a correct neck onto excellent shoulder placement, legs well under and correct depth of chest, excellent tailset, when this boy moves he moves, plenty of rear drive and he commands your attention, was so pleased when he went onto win BIS.  BOB and BIS.
2nd Ashton – Zobear’s Baby Boop JW
3rd Hume & Pike – Sephina All Shook Up at Eivasah JW
4th Ferguson – Tangetoppens Quality Has a Name at Tartanmops JW

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mr I Gibb - Stuart's Critique

Mr I Gibb - Stuart's Critique
First of all I would like to thank the Officers and Committee for my Judging Appointment , my first in Scotland and delighted and proud to be asked to do so . I was delighted with my entry and quality of exhibits to go over making one or two decisions on the day very close indeed , my thanks also to the exhibitors for there entries and accepting my decisions sportingly. I hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I did in a lovely show, with a great atmosphere which I always look forward to when exhibiting myself .

PUPPY   6  [0] 
 1st GOWS GRAJENCO MACHIATO - 7 Month old ruby bitch . She entered the ring and looked really lively and confident within herself. First impressions did not disappoint either.
Good head and skull with high set ears, eyes large dark and round, correct length of muzzle , scissor bite and dentition and black button nose with face well cushioned . Moderate length neck , good front and rear angulation with a spirit level top line and correct tail carriage . Coat nice straight and silky with good pigmentation.   
On the move she did not disappoint either ,in full flow she showed elegance and drive from well proportioned angulation coming and going with perfect top line and tail carriage . In between showing her playful puppy character , she looked just pretty as a picture. My BP and I think an exciting prospect so much she was considered for BOB .
I will follow her future with interest lovely exhibit .  

JUNIOR  2  [ 1] 
 1ST  GOWS CORALVALLEY CHARM AT LYNCRAEG , almost 12 Month old Blenheim bitch with good head and skull , high set ears with nice feathering , large dark round eyes spaced well apart , good length muzzle , correct.  scissor bite and dentition. Chest moderate with nice straight legs front and rear as she stood square on the table,  good reach of neck ,well laid back shoulders , good spring of rib , level top line and nice tail set .
On the move showing her good angulation coming and going with level top line and tail carriage.

GRADUATE   5  [ 2 ]
 Tricolour bitch almost 18Months old . Very feminine features , good head and skull, large dark eyes spaced well apart , long high set ears with good feathering . Correct length of muzzle , bite and dentition with black button nose .
Face well filled with correct tan markings over eyes , cheeks , inside ears , inside legs and on underside of tail. Moderately  boned , with good angulation front and rear which she used to her full advantage on the move, coming and going with good drive and spirit level top line and perfect tail carriage . With her well broken silky coat she looked a picture and was flawless on the move , another lovely exhibit I could not deny her a well deserved BOB .


LIMIT -    5  [ 0 ]
  1st  GASKELLS JEILOHN PICKLES - Smart tricolour boy 18Months old with good head and skull, large dark eyes set well apart with nice cushioning , correct length muzzle  bite and dentition , with good nose pigment .
Well boned with good chest and shoulders , good spring of rib , level top line and nice tail set . Well groomed straight coat showing plenty of feathering . He showed his good front and rear angulation well on the move coming and going with good drive from behind ,a confident young man maturing nicely . It was a very close call between 1st and 2nd I just preferred the size of the winner both very nice exhibits .
OPEN     2  [ 0 ] 

 1st   FRASERS COSTARA RUADH AT LYNCRAEG , lively ruby boy who was desperate to please his handler . Good head and skull with high set ears , large dark eyes set well apart , correct length of muzzle , good bite and dentition, with good pigmentation to nose. Moderate length of neck on well laid back shoulders , good chest short coupled with good spring of rib . Good angulation front and rear with level top line and nice tail carriage on the move .
Another very close contest between 1st and 2nd , the enthusiasm of the winner on the day just my preferred decision.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Ms C Mills Critique

1ST Boulcott’s Hughra Mr Topsy Turvy at Ingerdorm – 9 months. Such a happy little man. Well rounded skull with short pointed muzzle. Dark round eyes and large ears of correct set. Well laid shoulders, well ribbed back with level topline. Good hind angles giving him drive on the move. Moved well with good hind and fore action. BPIB
2ND Hinshelwood’s Muirfauld Fit To Fly
3RD Johnstone’s Muirfauld High Fashion For Cairnpapple
Post Graduate
1ST Black & Howie’s Chinzeas Counting Stars – 2 years.  Won on overall balance and attitude!  Lovely head with dark, round eyes and large ears of good set. Good neck into well laid shoulders, level topline, well sprung ribs and enough chest. Good bend of stifle and correct tailset. Moved well.
2ND Hinshelwood’s Muirfauld Fit To Fly
3RD Johnstone’s Muirfauld High Fashion For Cairnpapple
1ST Lynch’s Garnox Ally Bally Bee JW – Beautiful 3 year old bitch. Well domed skull with good muzzle. Dark, round expressive eyes giving typical saucy expression. Large ears of correct set. Arched neck of good length running into clean shoulders. Excellent body proportions, good chest and nice spring of rib. Hindquarters well muscled and angulated. Sickle tail never stopped wagging. Moved freely with good reach and drive and plenty of attitude!  Loved her.  BOB
2ND Silverstein’s Juplissi at Silverchi Des Etoiles D’Artemis
3RD Kerr & Bell’s Firestorm From Dorlynns
1ST Lynch’s Chirouxe Black Diamond at Garnox – promising 6 month old. So much confidence and attitude for one so young! Pretty head with dark round eyes, good ears. Good depth of chest and well laid shoulders.  Straight forelegs with neat, tight feet.  Well sprung ribs. Correct hind angulation. Good tailset. Good coat and condition. Moved well with enough reach & drive BPIB
2ND Hargreaves’ Tampico Mysterious Love
3RD Watson’s Coltham Kindhearted with Lynruce
Post Graduate
1ST Penman’s Tampico Hot Love at Clarmoray – Lovely little girl. Very pretty, feminine head. Well rounded skull with short pointed muzzle. Dark round eyes, large flaring ears giving saucy expression. Good neck into well laid shoulders, well sprung ribs and good depth of chest. Body of good proportions, holding her level topline. Well muscled hindquarters with good turn of stifle and well let down hocks. Dainty feet. Correct tailset with good plumage. Well feathered. Moved straight coming and going with plenty reach and drive.  Pushed hard for BOB.
2ND Hunter’s Jotolemar Time Share
3RD Lynch’s  Garnox Close Up

1ST Hunter’s CH Jotolemar Show Off In Time JW – 2 year old bitch. Lovely outline, so well balanced. Rounded skull with pointed muzzle, good dark round eyes and correct earset. Typical saucy expression. Good neck into well laid shoulders, well rounded ribcage and good depth of chest. Straight forelegs. Level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Good bend of stifle and well let down hocks. Correct sickle tail with good plume. Super soft coat in excellent condition. Never stopped showing. Moved with style, reach and drive. Won BOB on her super – oh so full of herself – attitude.   
2ND Evans’ Chiroux Rebel Rebel at Silvy
3RD Penman’s Tampico Deliciously Hot at Clarmoray
1ST Hill’s Caraideas Orpheus – 8 months. So full of himself! Well balanced young man. Lovely head with fine, pointed muzzle. Good dark eyes, large ears well fringed for age. Good length of neck into well laid shoulders. Good depth of chest and well ribbed. Level topline. Good hind angles. Moved well with animation. BPIB delighted to see him go PG3
2ND Mandelson’s Maridova Victoria’s Dream at Honrukai
3RD Savage’s Abbeyton Jester
Post Graduate
1ST Patrick’s Volpecula Tammie Norrie Soniren – Tricolour dog. Such a beautiful head with pleasing expression. Good dark, round eye, large ears with good fringing which he used well. Correct front assembly with well laid shoulders, good depth of chest and straight forelegs. Well bodied, good spring of rib and level topline. Good bend of stifle and well let down hocks. High tailset with good plume. Moved well.
2ND Smith’s Adinaken Pretty Puzzled
3RD Macgregor’s Craigaber Rolex
1ST Smith’s Papplewick Penhaligon at Adinaken ShCM – Lovely young man in full bloom. Well balanced outline. Head of good proportions, dark expressive eyes and correct earset with good fringing. Good neck into well laid shoulders, good depth of chest, level topline and well ribbed back. Hind quarters well developed with good angulation and muscletone. High set tail. Positive movement coming and going. Moved with style. BOB
2ND Macgregor’s Craigaber Timewatch JW
3RD Patrick’s Volpecula Tess Truheart
Junior (2)
1ST Rogers’ Alizo Betting It On Black – 12 month old dog who has really come on since I last saw him. Such a pretty head. Round dark eyes full of mischief.  Dark pigment with good haloes. Good reach of neck into a nice front assembly, enough bone and good depth of chest. Compact little body, well ribbed with short loin. Correct tailset with good plumage. Loved his size. Soft white coat expertly presented. Gave his handler a hard time but moved with animation and drive.
2ND Brisley’s Almasi Bonny Prince Charlie
Post Graduate (2)
1ST Doran’s Alizo Desert Rose – Another immaculately presented bitch from this handler.  Feminine head and expression, dark round eyes with black rims. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Well bodied and ribbed. Straight front legs with good bone. Good angulation to hind quarters which were well muscled.  Moved soundly coming and going keeping her level topline with moderate reach and drive.  Lacking in nose pigment today.
2ND Millar & Crawley’s Bodelight’s Katie’s Boy
Open (4)
1ST Mackie’s CH Suanity Mystic Mercury at Cydmar – A bitch who truly deserves her title. Ultra feminine head with the darkest of eyes and pigment.  Good head proportions with rounded skull. Nice length of neck running smoothly into well set shoulders.  Good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Short, broad loins and compact body. Well muscled hindquarters with good angulation. Black pads. Good tailset with excellent plumage. Soft silky white coat presented well. Had her showing head on today and moved with good reach and drive. BOB & Shortlisted in group
2ND Innes’s Starforth’s Just Loving You at Pearlwhite ShCM
3RD Brisley’s Almasi Bonny Prince Charlie

Mr I Watts's critique

Scottish Toydog Society
Open Show : 20 March 2016

I was honoured to be invited to judge this show and I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of Scottish Toydog Society for inviting me to judge and also for the wonderful hospitality shown to me during the day. Finally, I would like to thank all exhibitors for entering.

Best In Show: Ashton’s Tangetoppens Take A Hint (Pug)
Absolutely adored this dog. Square, cobby and well muscled. Head is large and round with large dark eyes full and wide open nostrils. Short body with required broad chest well sprung ribs with an excellent level topline. Excelled in movement whilst maintaining a slight roll – he is all Pug and he knows it! Demanded Best in Show and I could not deny him.  
Res Best in Show:   Easdon & Martin’s Yakee Xceedingly Xcited (Pekingese)
Another top drawer exhibit with an excellent, masculine head and expression with strong underjaw. Great bone and substance under his beautifully presented puppy coat, when picking him up, he is solidly made.  Overall balanced puppy with a clearly defined waist, creating a pleasing shape. Moved very well. Elighted to award him Best Puppy in Show also.
Group 3:                    Moyes & Hunter Bryelis The Ring Master JW (Chinese Crested)
Group 4:                    Smail’s Altina’s Olaf at Toybox (Pomeranian)

Best Puppy in Show:          Easdon & Martin’s Yakee Xceedingly Xcited (Pekingese)
Res Best Puppy in Show:  Black & Black-Bunce’s Zaandam Christian Loubotin (Pomeranian)
Puppy Group 3:                   Hill’s Caraideas Orpheus
Puppy Group 4:                   Ashton’s Zoabear’s Hello Dolly (Pug)

AV Veteran Dog Open (3,0)
1.      Macgregor’s Pyatshaw Ravel
Lovely tricolour, 9 year old Papillon in very good coat and condition. Heavier built male Lovely head with well fringed ears which he uses well. Moved with drive.
2.      Allan’s Allanbru Brawny Bouncer
3.      Hargrave’s Sandbrae Rockabye
AV Veteran Bitch Open (5,1)
1.      Macgregor’s Meerwings The Swallow at Pyatshaw
Lightly marked red and white, 9 year old Papillon bitch  in good coat and condition. Very good dentition. Moved with drive and purpose and exudes joie de vivre in the show ring, which gave her the edge. Happy to award her Best Veteran.
2.      Baillie’s Fyrnrose Mrs Tiggy Winkle
3.      Allan’s Allanbru Pounce ‘n Bounce
Havanese Open (1,0)
1.      Russell’s Rothermore Midnight Kiss
10 month old bitch and every bit a puppy. Over exuberant on the move but once settled has good front and rear action. Lovely head and expression, with black nose and lips. Has the correct slight rise over her loin and good tailset giving a pleasing profile. BOB & Best Puppy
Griffon Bruxellois Junior (3,0)
1.      Mackay’s Feigusch Call Me Nicolaus at Osthaen (IMP ITA)
Nice masculine head with good ear placement. Movement ok once settled. Good textured coat. Best Puppy
2.      Prout & Smith’s Tantori Tutti Frutti
3.      Davidson’s Tantori Tickled Pink
Griffon Bruxellois Post Graduate (3,1)
1.      Mackay’s Beauview Thunder Thighs
Black & Tan bitch with a nice head, earset and good muzzle. Moved well in both directions, maintaining a nice image in profile with a good tailset. For me, just carrying a little too much weight.
2.      Mackay’s Linsea Stevie Wonder
Griffon Bruxellois Open (5,2)
1.      Goldene Horde Tossy Guy at Tantori (IMP)
Red rough with a beautiful head creating a pleasing monkey like expression. Lovely short back creating a balanced overall shape. Moved well and very keen for bait, so handler mange to ge the best out of him. BOB.  
2.      Mackay’s Cicely Cote Dior at Osthaen
3.      Davidson’s Aptrick Ithil
Miniature Pinscher Junior (2,1)
1.      Johnston’s Allanabru Techno Tango
18month old  B/T male with a very nice head and expression. Good strong jaw with lovely bite. Moved very well with hackneyed action. Very nice tailset. The young handler managed to get the best out of him as she showed non stop during the class.
Miniature Pinscher Post Graduate (4,0)
1.      McLean’s Alcum Candy Pops into Kilmuir
Larger type but nonetheless a quality bitch. Very pleasing head and expression. Lovely neck which flowed into excellent shoulder placement. Beautiful shape and in excellent condition, she moved well with good action in both directions.
2.      Johnston’s Allanabru Techno Tango
3.      Allan’s Allanabru Strictly Tangoed
Miniature Pinscher Open (5,2)
1.      Allan’s Allanabru Just’N Credible
Red male with a lovely masculine head and dark eye and lovely ears. In good body, with level topline and good tail carriage, moved true in both directions, moved out with drive and style with good hackney action. BOB 
2.      Allan’s Allanabru Just’N Illusion
3.      Anderson’s Elanaux Soleado
Affenpinscher Post Graduate (2,1)
1.      Ferrier’s Ingerdorm Affenlicious
Nice little bitch who was empathetically handled to get the best out of her. Pleasing, small head of correct size for her body, with a lovely expression.  Good body Moved well in profile, but is a little wide in front action. Would prefer a slightly higher tailset.
Affenpinsher Open (2,0)
1.      Stewart’s CH Ingerdorm Rebus JW SH CM
Loved his type with lovely head and expression. Good body giving an overall sturdy appearance, good spring of rib. Coat of correct, harsh texture Moved very well with purpose in both directions. Very pleasing profile. BOB
2.      Boulcott’s Black Magic at Ingerdorm
Chinese Crested Junior (5,1)
1.      Lynch’s Garnox Name Of The Game
Black & White hairless puppy bitch. Pleasing head and expression with lovely ears, good bite. Moved well. Loved her size. Best Puppy
2.      Bell’s Bryelis Flyght O’ The Phoenix
3.      Moyes’ Bryelis Strcitly Taboo
Chinese Crested Post Graduate (6,2)
1.      Moyes & Hunter’s Bryelis Kinky Boots JW
Beautifully presented Black & White hairless bitch, excellent skin condition. Beautiful head and expression. Correct ratio of height to length. Moved very well.   
2.      Gee’s Zucci’s Just Dreamy
3.      Bell’s Belldinla Cosmic Moon
Chinese Crested Open (5,2)
1.      Moyes & Hunter Bryelis The Ring Master JW
Lovely hairless male who has excellent skin. In great muscular condition he went around the ring with drive and purpose, excelled in movement.  Lovely head and expression with nicely fringed ears which he uses well.  BOB and BIS 3
2.      Gee’s Zucci’s Snow Boots
3.      Lynch’s Queshian Bare Necessities at Garnox
Yorkshire Terrier Junior (2,0)
1.      Roberts’ Gudyork Indiana Jones at Shawhills (IMP)
Young dog of excellent type Lovely head and expression, Good coat colour with correct tan shading and presented in excellent condition. Moved well, holding a level topline at all times.
2.      Burns’ Elasaidamar Magic Love
Yorkshire Terrier Post Graduate (5,2)
1.      Roberts’ Estugio Amien Shine at Shawhills (IMP)
Another lovely specimen from this kennel. Really liked him a lot. Lovely head and expression with black nose. Lovely balanced shape with good body and level topline. Showed well in his class but unfortunately he had another handler for BOB competition and he refused to cooperate, but have to say, he was a very close contender and if he had, it could have been a different outcome. Nice coat of lovely colour.
2.      Macrae’s Elasaidamar Classic Design at Cadalis
3.      Easson’s Beechgrove Born To Be Wild
Yorkshire Terrier Open (4,2)
1.      Roberts’ Tendency Of New Deal at Shawhills (IMP)
Lovely specimen who showed very well for his handler. He is beautifully made with a lovely head and expression, Coat colour very nice tan and dark blue Lovely, overall, balanced shape.  Well presented. BOB
2.      Burns’ Elasaidamar Irresistible
Maltese Junior (6,1)
1.      Walker’s Travilla The Water Lily
Pleasing head and expression with good pigmentation on this youngster, Cobby body, with level topline, she moved well in both directions. Coat of very good quality and silky texture, coming in nicely. Well presented. Best Puppy
2.      Flannigan & Dornan’s Diamond Gemeni Out Of Control at Snowkai (IMP RUS)
3.      Flannigan & Dornan’s Benatone Signor Jackson NAF TAF
Maltese Post Graduate (2,1)
1.      Flannigan & Dornan’s Snowkai Because I’m Happy
Pleasing head with good width and overall balance and nice expression, would just prefer her pigment to be stronger. Very good movement maintaining a level topline. Coat presentation was very good .
Maltese Open (7,5)
1.      Flannigan & Dornan’s Snowkai Magnificent Marvel
Male with a very nice outline. Pleasing head with good foreface and correctly shaped eyes giving an overall lovely expression. Short loin and level topline and firmly muscled quarters. Moved well with drive and purpose. Excellent silky coat which was beautifully presented. BOB
2.      Grant & Walker’s Travilla Chic And Petite with Linmont
Pomeranian Junior (2,1)
1.      Black & Black-Bunce’s Zaandam Christian Loubotin
Lovely orange puppy, who although stood alone in this class, was a very worthy winner. Pleasing head and expression with small set ears. Moved well . Best Puppy & Res Best Puppy in Show
Pomeranian Post Graduate (7,1)
1.      Smail’s Altina’s Olaf at Toybox
Light wolf sable dog of beautiful type. Lovely head with perfect mouth. Nice body with excellent tailset, creating an overall compact, balanced shape.  Well coated and presented to perfection.  Excelled in hind movement. BOB and BIS 4.
2.      Carrigan’s Carripom Orlando
3.      Stewart’s Earnpride Let’s Dance
Pomeranian Open (7,1)
1.      Carrigan’s Carripom Arizona
Pretty head and expression, with lovely pigmentation. Lovely shape, short and compact. Dense double coat was beautifully presented and a credit to his owner. Moved well
2.      Black & Black-Bunce’s Zaandam Black Magic Yoschi
3.      Chalmers & Smail’s Toybox The Karate Kid JW
Australian Silky Terrier Open (1,0)
1.      Murray’s AM CH Lamplighter’s Bendill No Tail Left Behind at Bratilda TAF (IMP USA)
AV Toy Puppy Stakes
1.      Black & Black-Bunce’s Zaandam Christian Loubotin
2.      Easdon & Martin’s Yakee A Nugget Of Platinum
3.      Flannigan & Dornan’s Diamond Gemeni Out Of Control at Snowkai (IMP RUS)        
AV Toy Open Stakes
1.      Flannigan & Dornan’s Snowkai Magnificent Marvel
2.      Cockburn’s Honeypot Ebony Christabel
3.      Walker’s Travilla The Water Lily

Ian Watt