Crufts 2016

10th March 2016

Judged by K J Jarvinen

First of all, I would like to thank all the exhibitors for the sport man ship as I was called to judge the breed as a substitute. I hope for a speedy recovery to the original judge, Mrs D A Horan, & I hope I did justice to her fantastic entry of 144.

In general, the breed was somewhat uneven in quality, in size, in face & in the tail carriage as there was some Papillion type of tails. Then again, my winners were of excellent quality & I was really pleased with them. I want to congratulate the breeders & exhibitors, as I think the breed is in good hands. In the last round my winners, the ultimate BOB, BOS & BP were very similar in type & excellent representatives of the breed. My BOB winner moved with drive & purpose during the day, but unfortunately in the group judging she was not settled & did not show the movement. I felt sad for the bitch & her handler. It maybe would have been better to leave the main arena, as the bitch deserves to be seen doing her best.

VD (3,1a) 1 Bailey’s Pochinka Edward Bear at Aldoricka, veteran dog in excellent condition. Beautiful head & expression, good proportions, beautiful coat & markings, good mover; 2 Steele’s Homerbrent Shirakawa, heavier in type & bone. Excellent condition. Good head & expression good angulations. Coat a bit dry today. Good movement. MPD (1) 1 Banks’ Choya Masuyo, 8 months, beautiful boy, good head, eyes & expression. Really good body & feet. Good coat, good mover. PD (4,1) 1 Curwood’s Auralea Koko, beautiful. Excellent head & oriental expression, excellent proportions, good coat, good mover. I was happy to give this promising young dog the RCC & BP. I will follow his career with great interest; 2 Schemel’s Chinart Yuunagi, beautiful head. A little long in body. Excellent head & expression, first class coat & markings. Good mover; 3 Burden’s Sangria Starlight of Sheonagh, compared to the others in this call more immature, could be more level in topline. Tail was not 100 per cent correct. Good coat & good head. Needs more time. JD (16) 1 Leach’s Ouzlewell's Horoki, beautiful youngster. Excellent head, good body, good feet, good coat, texture & markings. Good mover; 2 Allcock & Tong’s Sleepyhollow Rheingold, red with good markings, beautiful head & expression. Good body for age, excellent coat & good mover; 3 Vincent’s Yama Jimmy Choo, beautiful face & expression. Good front, a little low tail set, good mover in excellent coat & condition. YD (7) 1 Farmer’s Sangria Lord Of The Dance, the best of heads, truly beautiful. Excellent body, excellent in every way. Coat needs time. A bit high in tail carriage, excellent mover; 2 Doran’s Shardlow Mikado, well constructed with excellent head. Good coat. Good angulations & movement; 3 Bilman’s Barmazal Unikum of Bilman-Lions, not quite the quality of the 1st & 2nd in the class. Good head, but needs more underjaw. Good body, good coat quality. A bit long in loin, but good movement. PGD (12,2) 1 Allcock, Lindsay & Pipe’s Sleepyhollow Baroque at Anjuli, stylish dog with beautiful head. Excellent coat & markings, excellent mover. Maybe a bit big for my taste; 2 Vincent & Speight’s Bonniroy Yosuke at Yama, excellent proportions. Head could be better filled. Good coat, good mover; 3 Farmer’s Sangria Riverdancer, beautiful face & expression, but a bit long & low to ground. Good coat, good mover. LD (16,3) 1 Leach’s Queenslake Access Denied, beautiful dog with good head. Excellent mover, but a bit low tail set; 2 Tong’s Dalehouse Elements Of Elgar Jakconas, a bit big in size, but well constructed dog. Good head & expression, coat OK. Good mover; 3 Rhodes & Vincent’s Javalcy Bit Of Razzle Dazzle, good head & expression, good body. Good coat & good mover, but turns his front feet out both standing & moving. OD (12,1) 1 Kolb’s Kaminari Fabel-Mi's Birds Of A Feather, beautiful, a true chin in every way. Excellent size, beautiful head & expression, excellent body, beautiful mover, excellent coat & condition. Today I was happy to make him my CC winner, excellent dog; 2 O’Devovhkin’s Delis Sakura Il Mo Riso Kanpeki, a bit bigger than the winner, good coat, excellent face. Was a bit unsettled in hind movement; 3 Rose’s Fralee Namakiki at Rossyn, excellent dog, good head & expression, good mover. Failed today in coat, which was a bit too woolly. GCD (5) 1 Doran’s Ellinghurst Dark Sorcerer, beautiful head, good body. Moved well, a nice dog; 2 McFarlane’s Sharlarna Hachiro to Glendyke, good size, good head & good proportions. Good coat & moves well; 3 Curwood’s Nisyros Frank Chinatra, a bit heavy for me & long in body. Good head but big eyes. Good coat & moves well.

VB (3,1) 1 Dopson’s Fralee Miss Daisy of Jalindri, well constructed veteran bitch, with good proportions. Beautiful head. Coat OK & moved well; 2 Burden’s Sangria Shakira of Sheonagh, excellent coat, good head, but shows her tongue. A bit long in body, good movement. MPB (1) 1 Banks’ Choya Miyako, good face, good outline. White colour should be cleaner, good movement. Hope she will turn any bigger & heavier. PB (3,1) 1 Willis’ Jonsville Summer Secret at Dainichi, a good puppy, beautiful expression, good body for age, correct coat quality & good mover; 2 Crane’s Sleepyhollow Mary Poppins, well bodied for age, promising coat. Head needs more time to mature, beautiful eyes. Good mover. JB (14,2) 1 Vincent’s Yama Aurora, good bitch, but head needs to mature. Good body, good coat & moves well; 2 Esposito’s Sharlarna Cho, another nice bitch that needs more head & expression. Good body, nice coat, good movement; 3 Vincent’s Yama Paper Lace, an excellent bitch when standing, but didn’t give her best in the move today. Good coat, good body, excellent face & expression. YB (13,2) 1 Linday & Pipe’s Sleepyhollow Mavis at Anjuli, good, strong body. Good head. Excellent coat & markings. Could be better angulated behind, but nevertheless moved OK; 2 Paradise’s Shardlow Yum Yum, good bitch, but expression would improve with better markings in the head. Good body, good coat, moves well; 3 Blair’s Thistletop Cleopatra at Bellflows, another nice bitch, but her head needs to mature. Good body, but a little low set. Good movement. PGB (14,4) 1 Paradise’s Dunline Glory Hallelujah Shardlow, well constructed bitch with good head & expression. Good coat. Was not really settled at times, but moved well; 2 Wallhead’s Sleepyhollow Tikle My Fancy at Merida, good expression & proportions. Tail set a little low. Good coat & markings. Moved well; 3 Burden’s Sangria Etian Of Sheonagh, beautiful head & well constructed, but was not in her best outfit today. A bit high tail carriage, moved well. LB (8) 1 Crane’s Sidlyn Wind Of Change with Cranvarl, strong bitch with beautiful expression. Excellent coat & colour, moved well; 2 Rowley & Wallhead’s Fralee Elsie at Merida, a good bitch, but unfortunately not in the best condition today. Good head, good mover; 3 Banks’ Linjato Khaleesa of Choya, another nice bitch, with good movement. I could not finish my critique of her, since the handler was in a hurry. OB (12,1) 1 Grogan’s Ir Ch Axelwood Karmin, this was my best class & most competitive today. The winner was excellent in every way. She was in beautiful condition, excellent head & beautiful expression. Excellent body & proportions, excellent tail. Moved with purpose & drive. I was happy to award her, gave her CC & ultimately she was my BOB; 2 Ivannikova’s Int Ch Omikudzi Matilda Domino, another super bitch. Beautiful head & expression. Maybe a shade long in body, excellent coat, beautiful movement. She was just unlucky to meet the winner, but I would not be surprised, if she would be the winner another day. Very close between these two & she deserved the RCC; 3 Wallhead & Allcock’s Kochou's Rita-Haywooth Sleepyhollow, beautiful red with excellent head. Excellent body, moved beautifully. Failed today in coat condition that was not absolutely tip-top, but another day & with better condition, she could be the winner.

K J JARVINEN

 

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