The Japanese Chin Club
Championship Show - 2022
Judge: Ms Jane Thomas
Best in Show
Bitch Challenge Certificate
CHAMPION JASCHIN FIRST EDITION
MR STEVE ROONEY, MR JOHN &MRS AMANDA GREEN
Reserve Best in Show
Dog Challenge Certificate
CHAMPION SANGRIA MOON WALK
MR GEORGE W FARMER
Best Puppy in Show
JASCHIN MATINEE IDOL
MR STEVE ROONEY, MR JOHN & MRS AMANDA GREEN
Dog Reserve Challenge Certificate
Bitch Reserve Challenge Certificate
CHAMPION CRANVARL ROGER AT ANJULI
Best Red & White in Show
JASCHIN WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT AT ANJULI
Best Red & White Puppy in Show
MISS LEANNE LINDSAY
Best Veteran in Show
HOLMCHIN SECRET AFFAIR WITH RAKUCHIN
MS TINA PEARCE & MS SUE HANN
VETERAN DOG (3)
1st Pearce & Hann's Holmchin Secret Affair with Rakuchin
2nd McFarlane's Myojo Morgan SCHM VW
3rd Schemel's Chinart Yunagi
MINOR PUPPY DOG (6-2)
1st Rooney & Green's Jaschin Hold that thought
2nd Holland-Smith's Kirdanchi Moves Like Jagger
3rd Farmer's Sangria Rocket Man
Res. Sangria Sirius
JUNIOR DOG (3)
1st Schemel's Bentwood Wagamappa Colin
2nd Pearce & Hann's Rakuchin Rumour Revealed
3rd Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Ashoken Farewell
YEARLING DOG (5)
1st Lindsay's Ch. Cranvarl Roger at Anjuli
2nd Holland-Smith's Kirdanchi Chisana Senshi
3rd McFarlane's Corrinwood Peter Piper JW
Res. Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Show Must Go On
VHC. Schemel's Bentwood Wagamappa Aike
NOVICE DOG (5)
1st Flynn's Sharlarna Evolution at Linjato
2nd Rooney & Green's Jaschin Matinee Idol
3rd McFarlane's Corrinwood Peter Piper JW
Res. Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Ashoken Farewell
VHC Speight's Bonniroy Yoto
GRADUATE DOG (4)
1st Blow & Allen's Sheardream eric
2nd Benton-Taylor Sansarc Show Must Go On
3rd McFarlane's Glendyke Step out in Style
Res. Speight's Bonniroy Yoto
POST GRADUATE DOG (3-2)
1st Jackson's Amantra Eiji
2nd McFarlane J. Jesandai No Yokan
MID-LIMIT DOG (5-2)
1st Schemel's Bentwood Candide
2nd Farmer's Sangria Salvador Dali
3rd Speights Bonniroy Yoshiki Aka
LIMIT DOG (3)
1st Martin's Sharlarna Trouble Maker
2nd Cayton's Sharlarna Imperial Comanda
3rd Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Jacobean
OPEN DOG (2)
1st Farmer's Ch. Sangria Moon Walk
2nd Benton Taylor's Sansarc Jacobean
CHAMPION DOG (2-1)
1st Lindsay's Ch. Anjuli Trevor
SPECIAL NOVICE DOG OR BITCH (RED & WHITE) (1)
1st Speight's Bonniroy Yasuki Aka
MISS E M TOVEY MEMORIAL SPECIAL OPEN DOG OR BITCH (RED & WHITE) (3)
1st Cushing's Ennistar's Nagara at Spiritisle (TAF)
2nd Speight's Bonniroy Yorie Aka
3rd Cushing's Kin Kohana at Spiritisle
EILEEN CRAUFORD MEMORIAL SPECIAL OPEN DOG OR BITCH (2)
1st McFarlane's Corrinwood Peter Piper JW
2nd Speight's Bonniroy Yoshiki Aka
Dog CC: Farmer's Ch. Sangria Moon Walk
Dog Reserve CC: Lindsay's Ch. Cranvarl Roger at Anjuli
Best Puppy Dog: Rooney & Green's Jaschin Matinee Idol
VETERAN BITCH (4-2)
1st Whitehouse's Denain Sweet Jasmine
2nd Speight's Bonniroy Yasaffi
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (4)
1st Lindsay's Jaschin Who'd Have Thought at Anjuli
2nd Farmer's Sangria Moon Dance
3rd Farmer & Gamble's Sangria Riviera Romance
Res. Hoskin's Kirdanchi Chinny Bang Bang at Lukach (TAF)
PUPPY BITCH (3)
1st Steele's Threadgold Starstruck JW
2nd Bradley's Sharlarna Vivacious
3rd Quinn's Sharlarna Eye Candy
JUNIOR BITCH (5)
1st Cushing's Spiritisle Angel Delight
2nd Calvert's Jaschin Fendi with Somergemz
3rd Martin's Sharlarna Bish Bash Bosh
YEARLING BITCH (4)
1st Tong's Cranvarl Maude
2nd McFarlane's Corrinwood Pixi Dust
3rd Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Buffalo Gal
Res. Cushing's Spiritisle Fairy Magic
NOVICE BITCH (5)
1st McFarlane's Corrinwood Pixi Dust
2nd Rooney & Green's Jaschin Thoughts That Count
3rd Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Buffalo Gal
Res. Cushing's Glendyke Magical Pixie Girl at Spiritisle
VHC. Speight's Bonniroy Yuzana
GRADUATE BITCH (2)
1st Bradley's Rossyn Emiko
2nd Cushing's Kin Kohanna at Spirisisle
MID-LIMIT BITCH (3-2)
1st Lindsay's Anjuli Agatha of Choya
LIMIT BITCH (6)
1st Holland-Smith's Sleepyhollow Cover Girl
2nd Cushing's Aki Kaori at Spiritisle
3rd Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Magnificent Charta
Res. Speight's Bonniroy Yorie Aka
OPEN BITCH (5)
1st Rooney & Green's Jaschin Paws for Applause
2nd Pearce & Hann's Rakuchin Skyes Aria
3rd Cushing's Ennistar's Niagara at Spirisisle (TAF)
Res. Benton-Taylor's Sansarc Magnificent Charta
VHC. Speight's Bonniroy Yorie Aka
CHAMPION BITCH (2-1)
1st Rooney & Green's Ch. Jaschin First Edition
1st McFarlane's Corrinwood Pixi Dust & Jeskandai No Yokon
2nd McFarlane's Glendyke Step Out In Style & Myojo Morgan SHCM VW
Bitch CC: Champion Jaschin First Edition
Reserve CC: Jaschin Who'd Have Thought at Anjuli
Best Puppy Bitch: Jaschin Who'd Have Thought at Anjuli
Just to say, I realise this is a rather long preamble. I suggest you put the kettle on first and maybe grab a couple of biscuits to sustain you. As I have purposely not judged the Chins for a while whilst waiting for this appointment, I am taking this opportunity to share with you my thoughts and reasons behind my judging. As Chins are my only breed, I am totally committed as a breed enthusiast. I have over the years studied them both physically and in print. Although I am not certainly claiming to be an expert, I do believe that I have gathered enough knowledge to be able to feel confident about my views on how the breed is going. At the end of the day though I am just one judge and that was just one show, so as the saying goes, today’s news, tomorrow’s chip paper. (You need to be of a certain age and from the U.K. to understand that one).
Firstly, my views which have influenced my judging:
I feel that gradual changes are coming into play. One change and something that is a little worrying especially as it currently seems to be being overlooked, is a change in head shape, the standard calls for curved but NEVER domed heads. This is creeping in. Unfortunately, a lot of judges are just not that involved with the breed or the breed standard and are just not noticing this deviation from the standard. I feel if this is not addressed soon, and we carry on down this road it could well end up being detrimental to the dog’s health. It gives the dog a slightly different look. It makes them a little longer in the face and a bit narrower in width.
My other concern is markings, something that seems to be getting more common place by the day. In Japan their country of origin, markings are very important, certain markings have a special significance. Things that are creeping through are black spots and patches were there shouldn’t be any, the Chin should have four white legs no black ones, no black spots on the cushioning, also the black should not extend from the face to under the chin, this really is not a nice look, it completely spoils the symmetry of face. We need to nip these problems in the bud immediately. We accept one black leg today, then it’s two tomorrow and so on. Unfortunately, there is no getting away from it, these dogs are; I am afraid, basically miss marks, and would certainly not be acceptable in their country of origin, so why are we accepting them here. Surely, we need to adhere to what is correct. Also, these markings could very quickly become permanent in your breeding program, so in turn making them extremely hard to eradicate. You will constantly have them turning up on your future puppies, and you can guarantee it will be the pick of the bunch that gets it.
The really hard part of this is the dogs themselves may well be beautiful examples of the breed, I can hear you shouting as I write this, ‘well isn’t that more important,’ NO, it isn’t, it has to be the complete picture, looks, soundness and also fitting the criteria, these things come as a package. This is the joy of dog breeding; we can’t bend the standard to fit what we have. We breed to fit the standard.
Over the last few years, we have had a lot of exhibitors come into Chins from other breeds were markings etc., are totally insignificant, so no emphasis is placed on them, it is something that is just overlooked, whilst they say it doesn’t matter, well unfortunately YES it does matter, markings are sacrosanct in this breed and any deviation from what is expected should not be allowed.
If we start to let these changes in head shape, and markings, come through, then where will the cut-off point be, what will be too much, when do you call it a day? Will it be four black leges and a black face. When the breed has changed completely, it will be too late by then. The changes are coming in under the radar but the consequences if not addressed will most certainly not be good for the breed. Let’s not sleepwalk into it. It’s a tough road to walk, but if we are going to be true to the breed then it needs to be sorted now before it’s too late.
In the defence of new people coming into the breed I have to say the breed standard is quite ambiguous, it is just so very lacking in detail. I personally feel it needs more substance adding to it to help new people and judges who are not breed specialists understand the breed better.
Now on to the show:
I would like to thank the Japanese Chin Club for my invitation to judge their championship show and thank you to the exhibitors for the lovely entry.
A major thank you goes to my two stewards, Kay Whitehouse and Maysel Vincent, what a brilliant job they did, especially as a lot of people doubled up on entries, it got quite complicated keeping track.
I have to say the day was a bit of an eye opener. I was a bit taken aback as to why exhibitors would go to the major expense of entering and then traveling to a show with a dog that is not presented to perfection. I couldn’t believe how many boys I went over with very stained coats. Some of these dogs didn’t do as well as they should have because of this. Also, a lot of dogs and bitches lacked being groomed properly, or at all. Presentation is key, your dogs need to be shown looking immaculate, you have two minutes to make an impression, don’t waste it. Something I personally find irritating is a lot of people do not pay any attention to the area around the eyes, this area needs to be dry, trust me, a wet messy face is most certainly not appealing, as a judge this is the first thing you look at on the table. With reds this is so very noticeable so even more reason to keep on top of them. Check your dogs before you come in the ring. These big wet eyes totally spoil it for me.
Finally, I was quite disappointed with the quality of some of the bitches, it just wasn’t there at all. As for movement, so many of them had such poor rear movement. I can honestly say that in an odd class I really struggled to place the dogs as nothing stood out. I did have a temptation to completely withhold all wins in one class but felt that perhaps a better way would be to put my views forward in my critique. On the bright side I did find some very nice girls and I am pleased with my winners.
Having said my rather long piece, I hope you will understand the reason behind some of my placings. So now for my critique.
VETERAN DOG 3 (0)
1st Sue Hann and Tina Pearce HOLMCHIN SECRET AFFAIR WITH RAKUCHIN The oldest boy in the class. A very nice Chin, up to size, he has a lovely broad head with big expressive eyes. A good nose stop with nice open nostrils. A very good reach of neck on a level topline. Good solid body. A lovely flowing coat. Moved very well. I was very happy to award this boy BVIS
2nd Joyce McFarlane MYOJO MORGAN ShCM VW The middle dog for age in this class, similar size, he was just a little heavier in the face than one. Very nice large expressive eyes showing some white. Perfect head markings. Would have liked just a little more neck. Good topline, very well coated. He moved okay.
3rd Dr Andreas Schemel CHINART YUNAGI
MINOR PUPPY DOG 6 (2)
1st Rooney & Green JASCHIN HOLD THAT THOUGHT Just 7 months, he is very pretty, small, square and beautifully marked young man. Nice round eyes, with a good nose placement, mouth a little unsure of at the moment. Level topline with a nice tail set. His movement was okay.
2nd Susan Holland Smith KIRDANCHI MOVES LIKE JAGGER Another 7 months puppy. Outgoing in temperament, he had lovely large eyes, which did seem to show a little white all the way round as opposed to just in the inner corner. His nose placement was slightly set back into his head which has the effect of giving him a strong look in the jaw from a side view. Good body, which was nicely marked. Movement a little all over the place but I think this was probably down to him just misbehaving.
3rd George Farmer SANGRIA ROCKET MAN
4th George Farmer SANGRIA SIRIUS
PUPPY DOG 0 (0)
JUNIOR DOG 3 (0)
All the dogs in this class seemed to be a bit lacking in confidence.
1st Dr Anreas Schemel BRENTWOOD WAGAMAPPA COLIN An attractive looking boy with quite a dainty look about him, very well matched markings. Very pleasing head, with good sized dark eyes, that showed the correct white in the corners. Good cushioning starting to come in around his mouth, well placed nose. A lovely coat for his age with super furnishing. Once he got his tail up he looked very attractive going around the ring.
2nd. Sue Hann & Tina Pearce RAKUCHIN RUMOUR REVEALED Still quite raw looking compared to no1. This boy is going to need a bit of time to fully bloom, his coat is coming, he needs to body up a bit yet. He certainly has large expressive eyes, lovely head markings. Very square in outline.
3rd Linda Benton-Taylor SANSARC ASHOKEN FAREWELL
YEARLING DOG 5 (0)
1st. Leanne Lindsay CRANVARL ROGER AT ANJULI A R/W boy, he is super confident which is so nice to see. He moved out around the ring obviously enjoying his day. Still young at nearly 19 months he is maturing well. He has a nice coat coming in, but already with profuse furnishings. Nice symmetrical head markings, with lovely dark eyes showing required white. A well cushioned muzzle which had a little bit of a fold. Square outline, with level topline and good tailset. Was happy to award this boy with the RDCC
2nd Susan Holland Smith KIRDANCHI CHISANA SENSHI This boy has a fabulous shape and outline, so very square, such a nice size with good fine bones. A lovely coat. He is very outgoing. On the move unfortunately his front action is way too high, this has the effect of tiring him as a lot of effort is needed for this movement. He has lovely head markings; his eyes are dark and show white in the corners. His nose placement is though rather pushed back into his head, a bit of a Pekinese type nose, so no muzzle with a stop. It was a shame about these couple of points as there are a lot of things to like about this boy.
3rd Linda McFarlane CORRINWOOD PETER PIPER JW
4th Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC SHOW MUST GO ON
5th Dr Andreas Schemel BRENTWOO WAGAMAPPA AIKE
NOVICE DOG 5 (0)
1ST Linda Flynn SHARLARNA EVOLUTION AT LINJATO This was a lovely little boy, such a nice size, very square and compact. Very attractive head with good eyes showing white, very heavily fringed ears framing his pretty face, good cushioning, a good nose placement with good nostrils. A nice reach of neck, level topline with a well-furnished tail carried over his back. He is in lovely coat. Very well presented. I feel at the moment he just needs to broaden out in his body slightly as this would give him a bit more width in his movement which was just a little close. Otherwise, a really super young man. Unfortunately, in the challenge he had lost interest in showing for the day which was a shame.
2nd Rooney & Green JASCHIN MATINEE IDOL This was a six month old puppy, so in novice he was well punching above his weight. (I believe this kennel had a few to show hence the reason he was in this class so as not to clash with his stable companions.) That said I did like him. He was incredibly square and very short in the body, a little small at the moment but obviously still growing. He was very, very confident, a nice head that already had good ear furnishings, a large round eye showing quite a bit of
white, nice cushioning, his head markings are good he had a wide white blaze. Nicely marked on the body. I think this boy will have a good future. At the end of the day, I awarded him BPIS
3rd Linda McFarlane CORRINWOOD PETER PIPER JW
4th Linda Benton-Taylor SANSARC ASHOKEN FAREWELL
5th Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YOTO
GRADUATE DOG 4 (0)
1st Mr Blow & Mrs Allen SHEARDREAM ERIC Nice size boy that had a good square outline, lightly boned, he is in a good coat which was nicely presented. His head markings are symmetrical. Eyes being big and round showing white. He has a little bit of a fold on his muzzle. He has a good reach of neck, level topline, his tail sits tightly over his back. His attitude is that of a confident dog. Front movement could do with a little work.
2nd Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC SHOW MUST GO ON This is a pretty looking male, quite a sweet, gentle face. His head markings gave a smallish white blaze, so quite dark, his eyes were an average size and unfortunately, they didn’t show any white of eye which would have broken that up and given him a totally different look. His body markings were also quite solid on his back. He was nice and square in shape. Moved well.
3rd Joyce McFarlane Glendyke Step Out In Style
4th Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YOTO
POST GRADUATE DOG 3 (1)
1st Tracy Jackson AMANTRA EIJI Handled by Lisa Gamble this boy is a great shape, small and square. A level topline and nicely placed tail. He has a really attractive head that has a sweet expression, it is broad and framed with well-furnished ears. His eyes are lovely and round showing white in the corners, a nice widish blaze, and good cushioning. A very pleasing head. Quite heavily marked on his back I would have thought by this age his coat should have come in a bit more, he just needs that to finish the picture. Moved well.
2nd Joyce McFarlane JESKANDAI NO YOKON Nice looking boy, a bit bigger than 1. Nicely coated. Attractive looking head, framed with fabulously long ear fringes nicely marked. Good big eyes showing correct white. He seemed a little stressed on the day and didn’t really want to stand still. Moved okay.
MID LIMIT DOG 5 (2)
1ST Dr Andreas Schemel BRENTWOOD CANDIDE a bit of a serious looking young man. He is a little up to size with a very good broad head that was well marked, his eyes had a small amount of white in the corners. His muzzle was framed by a small fold but was well cushioned. His nostrils were nice and open. He had very good furnishings, could just do with a little more body coat to finish. Good topline. Went well on the move.
2nd George Farmer SANGRIA SALVADOR DALI A well presented slightly smaller dog than 1. He was very square and well coated. His head was broad, but I felt his face was a little heavy around his muzzle which had a little fold around it and could do with a slightly stronger chin. His eyes were good with white showing. Nice topline and tail set. Went well on the move.
3rd Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YOSHIKI AKA
LIMIT DOG 3 (0)
1st Pamela Martin SHARLARNA TROUBLE MAKER A nice sized lovely square boy, he was very well coated and beautifully presented. A good expression with large eyes showing white. A nice broad head, that was well marked and with small ears set high with long well feathered furnishing. He has a nice reach of neck, level topline and good tail set. He was not completely settled when on the move.
2nd Steve Cayton SHARLARNA IMPERIAL COMANDA A red sable boy that was beautifully coated and also very nicely presented. His head was broad with a wide white blaze he had nice eyes showing white, and small well set feathered ears, a good reach of neck that flowed onto a level topline, that had a gorgeously well furnished tail that curved across his back. I feel he was perhaps just a little heavy in the muzzle that had a small roll going all the way round. He was confident on the move and went well.
3rd Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC JACOBEAN
OPEN DOG 2 (0)
1st George Farmer SANGRIA MOON WALK A very lovely sized boy, fits the breed description of a dainty fine boned toy dog, he is something you feel you could easily pick up and carry under your arm. His outline was good and square. Presented very well, he has beautiful furnishings, ruff, tail and was yet another dog with very long ear fringes that just frame his face, which is very broad with a nice blaze, good eyes showing white. Nicely cushioned muzzle. He has a nice reach of neck and level topline. Lightly boned legs with very good hair feet. I was very pleased to award this boy the DCC.
2nd Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC JACOBEAN Another nice sized dog. At nearly six he is just starting to show his age a bit around his eyes, which were an average size with no white showing. A well-placed nose with good wide nostrils. Very square in outline. Nicely coated. Okay on the move.
CHAMPION DOG 2 (1)
1st Leanne Lindsay ANJULI TREVOR Of slightly heavier build this dog, he was very well coated, presented very well. He is extremely confident and was totally sound on the move as he flew around the ring. A large broad head with well-placed ears, nice large eyes showing white. A good wide white blaze. He has a little roll around his muzzle which makes him look a little heavy in the face. Good cushioning. Vey square in outline. This dog has everything that is required but for me I would like him to be a little more fine boned and dainty.
SPECIAL NOVICE DOG OR BITCH R/W (1)
1st Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YASUKI AKA A very feminine quite pretty looking girl.
She had nice eyes in a broad head. She did have a bit of a roll around her muzzle. Her ears were a little short of furnishings today. She did have though a glorious tail and ruff. She was unfortunately a little reluctant on the move so not able to assess her there.
MISS TOVEY SPECIAL OPEN DOG OR BITCH R/W 3 (0)
1st Janice Cushing ENNISTAR’S NIAGARA AT SPIRISISLE R/Sable Nice looking bitch with a lovely square outline. Nice head with large dark eyes showing white. A good wide white blaze on her head. Being a red sable she had very good pigment on her face which looked well against the rich red colour of her coat. She was confident on the move which was okay.
2ND Mr & Mrs Speight BONJIROY YORIE AKA Another lovely deep red and white girl, just maybe a tad tall in the leg. Short square body. She moved okay and was confident going round. Nice sized head with ears that were a little short on furnishings at the moment. Big round dark eyes showing white. She had a good underjaw that had a very slight tilt upwards which made her just a little strong in the muzzle. She had very good wide nostrils.
3RD Janice Cushing KIN KOHANA AT SPIRITISLE
EILEEN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL SPECIAL OPEN DOG OR BITCH 2 (0)
1st Linda McFarlane CORRINWOOD PETER PIPER JW A very nice boy with a lovely broad head. Sweet expression, good round eyes showing quite a bit of white of eye. He has symmetrical eye patches and a good broad white blaze up his forehead, also good ear set and fringing. His nose placement was good with nice wide nostrils. Short and square body. Just needs a little more attention paying to his coat which was a little stained in places, this held him back a bit today.
2nd Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YOSHIKI AKA Quite a bit larger than 1, this Red sable boy was not altogether happy today, so not able to get the best out of him. I wasn’t over happy with his head shape and felt he had quite a strong look in the face.
VETERAN BITCH 4 (2)
1st Kay & Denise Whitehouse DENAIN SWEET JASMINE 7yrs old so just into veteran. Incredibly happy lady who was totally confident and moved well around the ring. She was presented beautifully. A very sweet face with the most richest of dark round eyes, fabulous colour. Good head markings with a reasonably wide white blaze on a broad head well rounded at the top. Good furnishings, lightly marked on the body. I would have just liked her to be a little shorter in the leg to give a more square appearance. Otherwise very nice exhibit.
2nd Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YASAFFI This lady was coming up for 11yrs old, she did her very best today. It was bit more of an amble round the ring as opposed to a walk, she was constantly keeping an eye on her owner. Very sweet, looking her age in the face, a bit short on ear fringes, nice dark eyes.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH 4 (0)
1st Leanne Lindsay JASCHIN WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT AT ANJULI A very striking red/sable puppy, a lovely shaped head, with excellent markings, good round dark eyes showing white, well placed small ears that are already well furnished. Good nose placement and wide nostrils. A very square outline, lightly marked on the body. Although just a little hesitant on the table she moved around the ring full of confidence, enjoying her day. Her movement was good and sound, a tiny bit more width between her legs will come as she matures something I feel will fully complete the picture. I liked this girl very much, and feel sure she has a bright future. I was very happy to award her the RBCC and also BR/W Puppy
2nd George Farmer SANGRIA MOON DANCE A confident puppy, she went well on the move. She was a good size with square outline. With a well-marked, nicely shaped head with good ear placement that already have good fringing on them. A nice muzzle with cushioning and good pigment. Eyes not to large but showing plenty of white.
3rd George Farmer and Lisa Gamble SANGRIA RIVIERA ROMANCE
4th Kath Hoskins KIRDANCHI CHINNY BANG BANG AT LUKACH
PUPPY BITCH 3 (0)
1st Sue Steele THREADGOLD STARSTRUCK JW A very pretty girl who is 12 months on the day. She is just at that stage where she has lost her puppy coat and her adult one is just starting to come in, another month or so will make a big difference. She has a very good broad head that is well marked, nice eyes showing white in the corners. She has a good reach of neck that meets a level topline with a tail set high on her back that is closely curved over her back. In profile she has a very square body, which has a good spring of ribs that are well covered. Moved well around the ring with confidence, sound movement.
2nd SHARLARNA VIVACIOUS Another nice puppy, she is of a very dainty build, with an very attractive face, which was nicely marked, a good wide white blaze. Lovely cushioning around her muzzle, large dark eyes set far apart. Well furnished ears. In profile she has a good reach of neck, level topline and a tight tail set. Very confident on the move, she was quite sound.
3RD SHARLARNA EYE CANDY
JUNIOR BITCH 5 (2)
1st Janice Cushing SPIRITISLE ANGEL DELIGHT Quite a pretty lemon coloured girl, nice body shape which was mostly white, the colouring appearing mostly on her head which was quite broad with a very wide white blaze. A little weak in the chin, but nice wide nostrils. Large eyes showing white that really could have done with being dried off a bit around the eye. Unfortunately, one of her ears was slightly high set and was flying a bit. She moved okay.
2nd JASCHIN FENDI WITH SOMERGEMZ This girl was a little larger than the other two exhibits in the class. A good square outline. A nice solid body. A broad head with nice large eyes. A little weak in the chin but good nose placement and wide nostrils. Ears nicely furnished. But unfortunately for me this girl is totally let down by her black leg, this is something I most certainly cannot over look, this renders her a miss mark. Had the class been larger I most certainly would have not placed her for that reason. Such a shame but for me a major fault. (On the day this was 1* of 3* that did not have correct markings.)
3rd SHARLARNA BISH BASH BOSH
YEARLING BITCH 4 (0)
1st Jayne Tong CRANVARL MAUDE R/W Quite a petite angelic looking girl, she has that expression that butter wouldn’t melt as she looks at you. With a nice broad head that has a very wide white blaze, her eyes are very expressive with quite a bit of white showing. Good cushioning around her muzzle. Her ear fringing is long and flowing which beautifully frames her face. She is small, compact and square in outline and once she has her tail up she moves well around the ring, not always a hundred percent confident. Unfortunately, her topline is a little sloped, this is not helped by the fact that she needs a quite a bit more weight on her body. I believe she has just been in season and refused to eat. All things considered she really is a picture, very pretty.
2nd Joyce McFarlane CORRINWOOD PIXIE DUST Another attractive girl. She has a sweet face. Good sized head with large eyes showing white. The only problem with this girl is that she is very heavily marked indeed, all over, and the blaze on her head is not much more than a bit of a line, which is such a shame as she is nice, and feel that with a nice white blaze she would be doing a lot better. She has a good body and is square in outline. She moved okay.
3rd Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC BUFFALO GIRL
4TH Janice Cushing SPIRITISLE FAIRY MAGIC
Novice Bitch 5 (0)
1st Joyce McFarlane CORRINWOOD PIXIE DUST (See Yearling Bitch)
2nd Rooney & Green JASCHIN THOUGHTS THAT COUNT This girl is only 7 months so way out of her league in Novice. Having said that she is a very attractive girl. Nice head with a good white blaze. Good big eyes that are certainly showing a lot of white. Very square in outline. Her topline needs to settle. Confident and went well on the move.
3RD Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC BUFFALO GIRL
4th Janice Cushing GLENDYKE MAGICAL PIXIE GIRL AT SPIRITISLE
5TH Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YUZANA
GRADUATE BITCH 2 (0)
1st Louise Bradley ROSSYN EMIKO I liked this girl, so it was very unfortunate that she was not fully confident on the day and her tail was up and down. A good sized bitch, she had an attractive head that was broad and well-marked with a nice wide white blaze. Good big eyes showing white, lovely ear furnishings, nice short muzzle with good cushioning. When she got going she moved well.
2ND Janice Cushing KIN KOHANA AT SPIRITISLE A pale red sable, this girl was quite heavily marked, which is unusual for a red. Her head had barely any white. Large eyes, a bit of a fold on her muzzle. Well coated and bodied up. A little unsound on the move.
POST GRADUATE BITCH 0 (0)
MID LIMIT BITCH 3 (2)
Leanne Lindsay ANJULI AGATHA OF CHOYA A good sized bitch. Attractive broad head with lovely large eyes showing white. Good head markings. Very lightly marked on the body. Good reach of neck, level topline. Went well on the move. This is another dog that unfortunately I am not able to get past, the rather large black mark on her mouth and cheeks completely detracts from her nice face, again for me this is a miss mark.
(2* of 3* Same comments as no 1*)
LIMIT BITCH 6 (2)
This was a difficult class to judge as I felt the quality of the exhibits was just not there for one reason or another.
1st SLEEPYHOLLOW COVER GIRL She is a nice size small and compact, square outline, well coated. Good body. Moved okay. A nice broad head with good eyes but yet again this girl’s eye marking carried down the face slightly covering her cushioning and under her chin. This really upsets the balance of her face markings as is not attractive, again such a shame. So here we have another no go for markings, a miss mark on the day. (3* of 3* same comments as 1* apply)
2nd AKI KAORI AT SPIRITISLE A slightly bigger girl r/w sable. Very square in outline, with a good body. Although a little strong in the muzzle she was quite attractive. With large eyes showing white. Lovely wide white blaze. Moved okay.
3RD SANSARC MAGNIFICENT CHARTA
4TH Mr & Mrs Speight BONNIROY YORIE AKA
OPEN BITCH 5 (1)
For the first two girls in this class there was not a lot to choose between them and they could easily change places on another day.
1st Rooney & Green JASCHIN PAWS FOR APPLAUSE Nice sized young girl with the correct square outline. A very good reach of neck and level topline with a good high set tail. Her head was nicely marked with a wide white blaze, she had large round eyes showing white. Very confident and went well on the move.
2nd Sue Hann & Tina Pearce RAKUCHIN SKYES ARIA So similar to 1. Again she is a nice size, square in outline. She had a pretty head, with lovely eyes showing white, with just one or two tell-tale hairs that show she has three more years in age on number 1. Moderate reach of neck and level topline with a good tail set. Lovely furnishings. Sound and moved well.
3rd ENNISTAR’S NIAGARA AT SPIRITISLE
4th Linda Benton Taylor SANSARC MAGNIFICENT CHARTA
CHAMPION BITCH 2 (1)
1ST Rooney & Green JASCHIN FIRST EDITION Definitely liked this girl. She has a very sweet face. Her head is broad, it is very well marked with a wide white blaze. Her eyes are round and dark with the correct amount of white showing. Good cushioning frames her muzzle. A correct ear set with beautifully fringed ears. A moderate reach of neck flows into her level topline, this is then partially covered by her well-furnished tail which is curved closely over her back. She is a lovely size, well bodied and fits the dainty and lightly boned criteria of the breed standard. A very confident girl who knows the drill and moved around the ring with style. I was more than happy to award her the BCC and BOB
Brace Class 6 (4)
This ended up being a mother and daughter competition. My choice was Linda McFarlane with her two boys.