SECOND SOUTHERN NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB OPEN SHOW
Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh - 18 December 2010
Show Manager: Christine Bodman
Pictured left to right: Dog Judge Mr. Richard Kinsey, SNC Hon. Secretary Mrs. Rachel Hutchinson, Show Manager Mrs. Christine Bodman, Bitch Judge Mr. Steve Walker
Show Manager's Report
"My first time as Show Manager and what a start, the worst weather we have had for a long time. Well done all those who made it, and I hope you all got home safely.
For those of us who got there, it was a lovely atmosphere, with lots of clapping and cheers for the winners. A big thank you to all who donated raffle prizes, sashes and class sponsorship.
It was a shame there wasn't more people there, as there were three lovely stands selling beautiful handbags, glassware and clothes. We had new caterers, who made a splendid lunch, unfortunately not many had a chance to try it.
A big thanks to our judges Mr Richard Kinsey and Mr Steve Walker for working without a break, so people could get home, and our lovely girls doing the stewarding, Liz, Jan and Diane.
To Paul Dodd for taking the photos, and Paul Gardiner the caretaker who was most helpful to the few of us who arrived Friday night to set up the rings. And a big thanks from me to Rachel and Liz for their guidance and support before and during the show.
And we must say a hugh thank you to our sponsors Royal Canin and Red Cape.
On behalf of the Southern Newfoundland Club I would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas, and a great New Year."
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Best in Show (and Best Dog in Show)
Best in Show Winner - Ir. Ch. Brooklynbear Nijinsky
|Ir. Ch. Brooklynbear Nijinsky
Reserve Best in Show (and Best Bitch in Show)
Reserve Best in Show - Ch., Ir. Ch. Brooklynbear Picasso
|Ch., Ir. Ch. Brooklynbear Picasso
Reserve Best Dog
Reserve Best Dog - Chateaunewf True Blue
|Chateaunewf True Blue
Reserve Best Bitch
Reserve Best Bitch - Swanpool Ti Amo Pasticcino, JW
|Swanpool Ti Amo Pasticcino, JW
Best Puppy in Show
Best Puppy in Show - Zentaur Tee Tea Effen
|Zentaur Tee Tea Effen
Best Veteran in Show
Reserve Veteran in Show - Ch. Swanpool Gina Lollobrigida
|Ch. Swanpool Gina Lollobrigida
Best Brown in Show
Best Brown in Show - Int. Ch. Paradeso I Am The Spirit
|Int. Ch. Paradeso I Am The Spirit
Best White & Black in Show
Best White & Black in Show - Darkpeak A Perfect Storm, JW
|Darkpeak A Perfect Storm, JW
Dog Judge's Report
First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to the committee for their kind invitation and their hospitality before and during the show. There was a very good entry of 55 dogs and 61 bitches for my co-judge Steve Walker but unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions more than half were absent in both sexes, ironically the eventual BD and BIS came from probably the furthest away. I thank all the exhibitors that did brave the elements and get there for their support. It is always a great honour to judge a breed club show and even more so when it is not your own breed.
Overall I found the majority in good conditioning both in coats and muscle as I would expect from any working dogs. All had excellent temperaments and webbed feet. One or two things I found were, a few with mouth faults and dirty teeth, lacking in body and probably most worrying was some of the dogs going away were far too close behind and throwing legs. This is a breed that should move with a free slightly rolling gait and for me should be able to do that all day and some were moved too fast and although it looks good its not correct as they would not be able to sustain that pace.
Veteran Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
- Walden's Ch. Joalta Walkin on the Moon White & Black of good size and substance and well marked. Good head to handle with just the right stop and muzzle, dark pigment and scissor bite, mid brown eyes and ears set well back. Strong neck into very well laid shoulders and straight front legs with good bone. Balanced rear angulation allowing him to cover the ground with an easy rolling gait, holds a firm back and topline at all times when he settled into himself. Put down in full coat and good body conditioning a credit to his owner.
Minor Puppy Dog (6 entries, 4 absent)
All black dogs.
- Cockerill & Forster's Merrybear Alejandro Just 6 months old and already showing good signs scores well in head and front assembly. Dark well set eyes, full clean dentition with scissor bite, ears set on correctly and held close to head. Good length of neck into very good front assembly with plenty of bone and knuckle to grow into. Ribs springing well at this age, good deep chest and level topline that holds on the move. Moderate rear angulation and just beginning to get his muscle toning. Shown in dense puppy coat of good texture. Moved well for his age and pleased to award him best PD but later in the day he was tiring and had to concede BPIS to the bitch that was 3 months older and coped better at the end of the day.
- Spence's Quietstorm Against All Odds This young boy has all the right shape and construction there but unfortunately needs a lot of work to put it to good use as he is lacking in body and at the moment he quite flat on his feet and pasterns. Good head shape but a tad narrow in muzzle, dark well set eyes and dark pigment in mouth. Ears set on well and carried close to head. Ribs starting to spring and has good depth of chest, holds his topline on the move and standing. Carries his tail well but it's set a tad low. Moves with ease and covers the ground well, just needs to fill his frame.
Puppy Dog (6 entries, 4 absent)
All black dogs.
- Stow's Tremarcol Law Lord Good size with plenty of bone and body covering. Broad in head and muzzle with full dentition and scissor bite. Ears and eyes set well. Muscular in neck and front assembly, straight well boned front legs and tight feet. Good deep chest and spring of rib, firm in topline and well muscled rear. Strong well defined second thigh and good turn of stifle. Tail set on well but a tad short. Moved well in profile and coming to but tended to be close behind going away and that cost him in the run off for BPD against the MP who had the more positive rear movement on the day. Having said that because of the his construction I'm sure this will improve with age.
- Blake's Sandbears Hot Off The Press Much the same comments as the dog 2nd in MP in that he has the right construction but lacks body and finishing. Correct broad head shape, muzzle could be a bit wider, mid brown eyes and well set ears but today this looked out of proportion to his body. Well developed in front assembly, firm in back and moderate in rear angulation which all combined to give him an easy and fluent stride when he settled and co-operated with his handler. With effort and a lot of work he could do well as it's all there it just needs some time.
Post Graduate Dog (13 entries, 6 absent)
All black dogs.
- Austin's Sandbears Barney Rubble of Elbear Not the biggest of dogs but well balanced and all in proportion to the standard. Well developed broad head, full dentition and scissor bite, ears set well back and lying close to head. Well muscled neck of good length into correct front assembly and straight front legs, stands on tight feet. Deep in chest and well sprung in rib, straight, firm topline that holds on the move and standing. Moderately angled rear quarters with good muscle toning. Shown in good clean jacket of correct coarse texture. Covered the ground with a fluent gait and gentle roll that he looked as though he could have kept up all day. In the run off for BD he came close to the LD for RBD but on the last go round he didn't have the same sparkle he had in the class.
- Carr's Alphabear Super Trouper at Sauvtage Larger framed dog but not as clean or fluent on the move as 1. Well proportioned strong head with dark well set eyes and full dentition. Good forehand construction with well boned straight front legs and tight feet. Well sprung in rib and deep in chest. Balanced in rear but I would have liked a bit more muscle toning at this age to be picky. Tail set on and carried well and shown in the best of coats. Once toned up should do well as he has the construction to move better than he did here today.
- Burton's Vodahond The One Very similar in outline and construction as 2 but not as firm in topline or as balanced in rear. Scores well in head with dark well set eyes and full clean dentition. Good length of neck to well built front assembly and tight feet. Deep in chest and correct in ribbing just a tad soft in back. Full of coat. Carries his tail well on the move and standing. Had a more positive drive than 2 but needs to strengthen his topline to complete the picture.
Limit Dog (7 entries, 2 absent)
All black dogs. The strongest class of the day with any one of these dogs able to win as they were all presented in top muscular condition and clean well groomed coats, in the final analysis it just came down to splitting hairs and there were no real losers here a real pleasure to judge and the class that gave me the nicest of problems to sort.
- Bindon's Chateaunewf True Blue Again not the biggest but so well constructed and balanced he had to move correctly. Broad in head with ears and eyes set well, dark pigment and full dentition and scissor bite. Straight front, tight feet, deep in chest and well sprung in ribs. Solid topline that holds on the move. Shown in excellent coat of correct coarse texture. Moderate rear angulation with well defined muscle that allowed him to cover the ground with such an effortless and free action. Tail set on and carried correctly in the challenge he stepped up a gear and just pipped the PGD to take RBD. Ran the BB close for RBIS but in the final run off on the day she just had slightly better front extension.
- Turner & Farr's Kalibah Artemus Pride Slightly bigger than 1 but just as balanced and free on the move coming and going just not quite the front extension as him today. Strong in head and front assembly with good length of neck and straight front legs. Holds his shape at all times and moves with the gentle rolling action needed. Powerful in rear giving the drive that was lacking on some exhibits today. Another shown in top class conditioning all through in coat and body.
- Blake's Sandbears Stride N Style JW Very similar comments as 1 & 2. Another that has a well balanced frame and holds his shape at all times whether standing or moving. Broad in head, ears lying close to head, mid brown eyes. Strong neck flowing to well laid shoulders and overall forehand construction. Firm in back to well defined rear all giving him the ability to cover the ground easily and true. Put down in good jacket and body toning. Tail set on and carried well.
Open Dog (7 entries, 5 absent)
All black dogs.
- Dobbin's Ir. Ch. Brooklynbear Nijinsky Out of the top drawer and so hard to fault from his strong well made head to his muscular rear. Excellent head to go over with ears and eyes set well, broad well developed skull, short square muzzle and just the right amount of stop. Muscular neck of good length into very good forehand and well boned straight front legs. Well sprung in ribs, broad in back and solid in topline. Moderately angled rear quarters with the best of muscle condition. Tail set on and carried well. Covers the ground with such reach and drive and an almost perfect foot fall it's a pleasure to watch. All topped by the best of coats and presentation, a real showman. Pleased to award him BD and in agreement with my co-judge BIS. We did deliberate over the BB as she probably had the better extension but the he has the overall package and that's what swung it in his favour on he day. Well done.
- Austin's Sandbears True Grit of Elbear, JW ShCM Dog I judged a few weeks ago at an open show and gave him the Working Group. Close up to 1 but not quite as developed in forechest, again splitting hairs but that’s not to take anything away from him as he has a very good frame and excellent jacket to cover it. Strong in head and front with well boned legs and tight feet, deep chest, well sprung ribs and broad in back. Well balanced front and rear, accurate on the move from all angles. Shown in very good coat and condition. Probably just coming into his prime should do well in the future.
Special Open Dog (Black) (6 entries, 4 absent)
- Scannell-Harrison's Kalibah Christmas Cracker via Stormcove Dog that stood 5th in Limit and as I said before in a strong class. Well made dog who stands over himself well and presents a good outline. Nicely balanced head, dark eyes and well set ears. Powerful neck and front assembly with strong bone and tight feet. Well developed in chest and ribs, firm in back and strong rear. Moves with an easy stride and is accurate from all angles. Shown in good conditioning all round.
- Scannell-Harrison's Kjalarnes Raffaello for Stormcove Not the size of 1 and carrying a bit too much weight which hampered his movement today. Good in head with just the right amount of stop, broad skull, short square muzzle. Good length of neck into correct front assembly but he is rather loaded on the shoulders and restricted in front extension. Shown in full bloom and overall toning.
Special Open Dog (Brown) (2 entries, 0 absent)
- Vergerio's Int. Ch. Paradeso I Am The Spirit Nicely balanced dog. Broad well made head, mid brown eyes and ears set on well and carried close to head. Strong neck to well laid shoulders and straight well boned front legs. Broad in back and deep in chest, very good rear quarters giving him the drive and effortless gait required. Carries himself well standing and moving and topped with a rich brown coat of correct coarse texture. Best Brown in Show
- Burton's Vodahond Innuendo Taller in stature than 1 but equally as balanced in profile. Scores well in head, front assembly and rear quarters but for his frame he could do with more bone. Moves well coming to and in profile but tends to be close behind going away and throws a leg.
Special Open Dog (White & Black) (4 entries, 1 absent)
- Leech's Dirty Dancing De L’Iliade et L’Odyssee Well made young dog with all the parts fitting to produce a clean outline. Strong head all through, minimal stop, mid brown well set eyes and broad skull. Good length of neck flowing nicely to well laid shoulders and front. Firm in back and rear quarters and shown in full jacket. Won this class on his movement as he is true from any angle.
- Burns' Kyrimara Arc En Ciel Taller than 1 and not as balanced in profile. Good head shape but lacking in pigment. Powerful neck and front, tight feet and strong bone. Well developed chest and ribbing, holds a firm topline on the move but tends to drop a bit on the stand. Free and easy moving with good length of stride.
- Thompson's Safeharbour the Tide is High Very good in profile with a balanced head and frame that looks the part. Mid brown eyes and well set ears. Strong neck and forequarters, good ribs and deep chest. Moderate rear angulation with good muscle toning, shown in excellent coat of good texture. Moves well in profile and coming to but lets himself down in his hind action going away being close and another that throws a leg to one side.
Richard C. Kinsey
Bitch Judge's Report
It was a real privilege to be asked to judge the bitches at the Second Open show of the Southern Newfoundland Club.
I would like to thank everyone associated with the club for making my appointment a real pleasure. Special thanks to my ring steward on the day, Diana Vincent.
But the biggest thank you must go to all the exhibitors that firstly entered their girls under me and to the exhibitors that braved the appalling weather and made the trip.
Although my entry of 61 was greatly reduced due to the high absentee rate I was delighted with the Bitches and the line up I had.
I have always felt that UK based dogs never get the credit they deserve on the world stage and after this appointment I have not changed my opinion.
Veteran Bitch (4 entries, 2 absent)
- Sarson & Watts' Ch. Swanpool Gina Lollobrigida. 7-year-old Black, a fine example how good structure can keep you youthful.
Very pleasing Head with a soft expression, nice reach of neck that is set between well placed shoulders her front and rear angulation is good and matches well.
This shows when she is on the move, she covers the ground very well and with a good head and tail carriage her level topline makes her profile very pleasing to watch.
Presented and handled in top condition. Best Veteran in Show.
- Land's Merrybear Here We Go Again for Tawiscara. Another 7-year-old black that has also aged very well.
Pleasing head with good eye nice small ears, well constructed body with a nice spring of rib, another with a good topline her movement is sound she just lacked the reach and drive of 1.
Minor Puppy Bitch (6 entries, 4 absent)
- Baugh's Quietstorm This Is Heaven. 7-month-old black that is going through her awkward growth stage, her head is developing really well she has a very attractive head a lovely soft expression there is a good shape and colour to her eye.
She is a tall bitch with a good reach of neck and when she matures will have the body to balance her height, she moves with good reach and extension to her front and rear, she is very high in the rear at the moment and that tends to reduce her drive from her rear.
Given time a promising youngster.
- Burn's Blacktide Painted Moon. A touch older than 1 and that shows in her body development.
Another with a sweet expression good eye colour and shape her dentition lets her down. She is a smaller compact type of bitch, I would like a little more reach of neck her body has a fair spring of rib for her age, her bone is good and she has very nice feet.
She was a little apprehensive when moving around the ring but as she settles I am sure this will improve.
Puppy Bitch (7 entries, 4 absent)
- Coldwell's Zentaur Tee Tea Effen. A very close class that goes to show what a difference a few months can make.
11.5 month old very attractive Brown bitch that has a very sweet expression her head has very nice type her eyes are of a good shape.
Her body has a good spring of rib and is nice and broad her front and rear quarters are well angulated her bone is good. I would like a touch more turn of stifle.
Her topline is level and she has a real nice shape to her croup, her movement is sound and she has a very happy look about her when she covers the ground with ample reach and drive, her coat is lovely and straight and is of a very appealing colour.
There is more to come from this young Lady. Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy in Show.
- Blake's Sandbears Editors Choice. 9-month-old black bitch I have in my notes a capital P there is lot of potential to this young bitch.
The first thing that strikes you is that she is going to be a good size, her head is very attractive and has balance to it she has tight dark eyes.
I like her reach of neck she has a good lay of shoulder a very good topline a well shapped croup and there is good length to her tail.
She has developed a good frame and a nice shape to her body she just need to start to fill the good structured frame she has.
Her movement was a little apprehensive on the first go round but as she settled she relaxed and showed good reach and drive. I predict a very bright future for this young lady.
- Walden's Joalta Moet Chandon. 10.5 month old White and Black this young bitch has plenty of substance she has good head proportions a strong neck well-ribbed deep chested body.
She has well-developed front and rear quarters good bone throughout. Her movement is good but at the moment she is a little loose.
I feel that due to the substance that she is carrying at this young age it will take time for her muscle mass to tighten her structure together then we will see the best of her.
Junior Bitch (7 entries, 4 absent)
- Groves' Mileoak Cho Chang. Striking 18 month White & Black there is lots to like about this young lady.
Well-developed broad skull, square muzzle, good eye and well-set ears gives her a very balanced attractive head.
She has balance throughout strong neck that has nice reach, well set shoulders good length to upper arm gives this bitch a good front assembly, her rear is also well angulated.
Her body has breadth and depth about it with a good spring of rib her topline is level.
I liked the shape to her upper thighs she has good bone throughout, she does not disappoint on the move, she covers the ground well and shows good reach and drive. Presented in lovely condition, one to watch.
- Coldwell's Zentaur Tee Tea Effen.
- Austin's Elbear Marianne Faithful. Attractive black bitch of 15 months, pleasing head, good eye in shape and colour, correct dentition.
Good reach of neck, there is an overall very nice shape to this bitch she just needs to develop the spring of rib and a little more substance, she has a good length of leg.
Level topline when moving, she covers the ground well when she settled. More to come from her as she matures.
Post Graduate Bitch (14 entries, 9 absent)
My toughest class of the day.
- Sarson & Watts' Swanpool Ti Amo Pasticcino, JW. Eye-catching 18 month old black developing really well, very attractive head with good balance to the skull and muzzle, good dentition, and good eye gives this bitch a very nice feminine soft expression.
She has a good reach of neck that flows between well laid shoulders from the floor to elbow through her upper arm and shoulder there is good equal length to her assembly her rear is also well balanced, her structure has good bone she has a well sprung ribcage.
Her movement is what you would expect from a well-balanced structure, her head carriage is good she holds a firm level topline with a straight tail carriage.
She is a little down on coat at the moment but that will come and make her a bitch one to contend with.
- Dodd's Sandbears Go With Flo. Pushed 1 every step of the way. I have always liked this bitch I just preferred the head type of 1, but still very attractive she has a slightly flatter feel to her skull with a slightly higher ear set, her muzzle is in proportion to her skull, her expression is very sweet.
She has good dentition, her neck is muscular and sits well between a well constructed front assembly, her back is rock solid she has plenty of spring of rib and depth of chest.
Balance is the key to this bitch, she is structally very correct and you can see this good structure in her movement.
Just like her name she Flows round the ring. The one aspect that blew me away with this bitch was her muscle tone, WOW is the only way to describe it.
A credit to owner and breeder.
- Baugh's Quietstorm Solstice. A good-sized black bitch with plenty of substance.Pleasing Head with good eye good dentition, a nice reach of neck coupled with her well sprung developed body gives her a very nice profile.
I liked her bone and the length of leg that she has, her good front and rear angulation gives her a sound footing for her free and easy ground covering action that she demonstrates. She could do with a little more turn of stifle that would just drop her down a little into her rear.
Presented and handled very well.
Limit Bitch (4 entries, 3 absent)
- Warke's Shalowseas She's A Diamond At Waterbears. Medium sized Black bitch. Pleasing head with good eye, soft expression correct ears.
The last time I judged this bitch she was a little heavy pleased to say looking much better and it showed in her movement, for me I would like a little more reach to her neck just to give her that little more elegance.
She has a well sprung deep chested body her topline is good, she has nice bone on her front and rear quarters. Her movement is good but potentially could be better if she was to have a little more tone to her muscle.
She was presented in a thick full coat.
Open Bitch (5 entries, 3 absent)
- Dobbin's Ch. Brooklynbear Picasso. Like her name suggests presents a stunning picture, a bitch from the top drawer.
Head broad with a short square muzzle, good eyes in shape and colour gives this bitch type and balance with a soft gentle yet very feminine expression, powerful strong neck that has good reach, her shoulder is good her topline is like a table top.
Her body is broad from shoulders to hips, a super spring of rib and deep chest gives this bitch a super frame from which her well boned front and rear quarters come from she has very nice rear angulation with a turn of stifle that compliments her super breed type.
She presents such an attractive profile when stacked up, her movement does not disappoint she has slightly better reach and extension from her rear compared to her front but not to the point it detracts from a free flowing powerful action.
As always this bitch is presented in immaculate condition, a credit to her owner and a credit to the breed.
Best Bitch in Show & Reserve Best in Show.
- Hutchinson's Sheridel Patience. Larger bitch than 1., good strong head with broad skull and short square muzzle, good eye
but still maintains a feminine expression. Powerful neck that has good reach, strong muscular body with plenty of substance well ribbed with deep chest a touch longer in the loin than 1.
Good bone adorns her front and rear quarters she has a good length of leg with large well-shaped feet.
Her movement has good reach and drive she maintains a level topline her tail carriage is good but I would like her head up a little when she moves.
Special Open (Black) (9 entries, 6 absent)
- Ashdown, Bedford & Waller's Chateaunewf Hot Stuff. Attractive black bitch with good head proportions clean muzzle good eye and dentition.
Her front and rear have good angulation, I like the turn of stifle she has in the rear her ample bone sits well with the nice shape she has to her well shaped body. She covers the ground with purpose and displays good reach and extension.
Handled and presented to best advantage.
- Hutchinson's Sheridel Neona. This is another bitch from this Kennel that has good size and substance throughout.
Her head is broad her muzzle square and clean her expression is feminine she has a powerful structure with a good spring of rib and deep chest.
Her back is broad, she stands on well boned legs that have good feet although she seemed a little down on her pasterns on the day. Her movement is sound but she just looked a little lethargic when she covered the ground.
- Baugh's Stelamah Sealed With A Kiss From Quietstorm. Compared to 1 & 2 just lacked a little in breed type. Her head is pleasing with a little more length to her muzzle, she has correct eyes that have good colour, her ears are small and of a good shape she has a nice body that is well sprung in the ribs.
Her front and rear quarters have adequate angulation, she carries herself well but is a little high in the rear and when on the move she appears to have a softer topline.
Special Open (Brown) (2 entries, 1 absent)
- Richardson's Starry Town Ehei Mandi Mrs Brown. Super Brown bitch with very nice breed type, very attractive head, good broad skull and short square clean wrinkle free muzzle, clean scissor bite.
Good reach of neck coupled to a well angulated front assembly that sits well with her well angulated rear.
Her back is broad and she has a good spring of rib, she is well boned throughout.
She covers the ground with ease, there is plenty of reach and drive from her front and rear quarters, she holds a very nice topline on the move.
I would like to see her move a little slower to appreciate her clean gate. Best Brown Bitch.
Special Open (White & Black) (3 entries, 2 absent)
- Farrar's Darkpeak A Perfect Storm, JW. This bitch gets better every time I see her, she has matured very slowly and is really starting to come together.
She is very attractive, she has an all black head which I prefer, her head type is not overdone in any way with her clean well shaped dark eyes she has a very sweet expression.
I like the reach of her neck and her well muscled balanced body, her front and rear angulation gives her the correct structure to cover ground in an effortless fashion, she has full extension in her action and by holding a firm level topline gives her a very pleasing profile on the move.
Her markings are well placed and of a good size, her white areas like so many White & Blacks have some black ticking.
Her coat is in very good order her white is a very nice clean white. As always very well handled. Best White & Black in Show.