East of England Ladies Kennel Society Open Show - 30th July 2017
1. Kuredeux Don Dada, 7mth old brindle pied. Lovely clean silhouette displaying good length of neck and topline. Well put together which was shown on the move, sound with beautiful front movement to his natural square width. Good bone to compact feet and the shortest of nails. Giving away his maturity in his head but I’m sure all will come, dark round clear eyes, well sized nose and good jaw. Correct set and shaped ears which were used well. He was shown superbly and didn’t seem phased at all. Pleased to award him BP.
2. Feniton Fredrick at Raglenary, Br male. Only young but extremely naughty/lively! Appealing expression due to correct ears, dark eye and good width of muzzle. Coat in good condition which was well marked and finished with jet black nails. Moved sound but have no doubt showmanship will improved with age, but saw enough of him to place him 2nd.
3. Winuwuk Smart Lady of Casemates
1. Khanin Sovereign. Feminine lightweight fawn girl placed Res in Junior. Classic head that’s well worked but not heavy. Large dark appealing eyes, well rounded cheeks and strong jaw. I liked her overall size and body shape including topline and tuckup, deep brisket and good outline. Unfortunately she as favouring her rear on the move which cost her places in the Junior class.
1. Barilballe Miracle of Life, beautiful brindle bitch with the most amazing quality coat, even and well-marked that was in great condition and glossy. I particularly liked her balance, super muscle tone giving great definition to her shape. Sufficient bone with straight forearms and dark nails, classic head flat between the ears which are well shaped and set. Dark clear eye with well-rounded cheeks that were used well, finished by a good fitting jaw. Good proportions all round with sound movement, won BOB on her front movement which was to her natural width. Pleased to hear she went Group 4.
Post graduate (5,3abs)
1. Katakia One and Only JW, pied bitch with well-marked brindle. Compact with well sprung ribs and good topline. Enough bone throughout for sex, expressive head, good clear eye and rounded cheeks, would have liked a tad more width to muzzle to finish her head. Sound movement and happy to award her RBOB.
2. Jafrak Chief Suspect, larger brindle male. Clean outline but longer cast which sacrificed his topline. Masculine skull, dark clear eye, good width to jaw and correct ears. Strong bone, correct shoulders and deep chested. Showed ok but not handled to his advantage. Moved well and sound.
1. Jafrak Chief Suspect - See 2nd Post Graduate
2. Come and Look at Me Katakia, another lovely brindle pied bitch from this kennel. Well-proportioned and of a compact size and shape. Classic head, large dark eye and good ears. Well-rounded rib, suitable topline with a well angulated rear. Unfortunately dropping on her front shoulder on the move which cost her the class.
3. Kahnin Sovereign
Junior (3, 0abs)
1. Starbound to Sleep to Dream, 10mth salt & pepper male, lots to like about this boy. Very smart and tidy due to quality of groom and condition of furnishings with correct wiry coat. Pleasing outline, sufficient head size for age, clean neck of good length. Dark eye and correctly fitting jaw. Overall good proportions with correct topline when static and moving, tailset high and held well. I particularly liked his parallel movement and ultimately won him BOB and BP.
2. Silversocks Say Yes to Gilsway, well-presented black & silver bitch. Smaller and finer to winner but of great type. Typical expression with correct ears. Well bodied with sufficient topline and correctly set tail. Moved sound and strong.
3. Buffingham Lady Pippa
Post graduate (1,0abs)
1. Brumist Twice at Hot at Marnimica, well presented Salt & Pepper bitch of good proportions for size. Good use, set and shape of ear, dark eyes plus good length of skull with correct square jaw. A little beefy across the croup and would have preferred a high tail set. Moved well and soundly.
Open (3, 1abs)
1. Marnimica Sorcerer, 7 yr old salt & pepper larger male and he pushed the Junior class winner hard! The widest of heads today but still maintaining good proportions all round. Correct neat V shaped ears, Good jaw for age, small dark eyes, good length of neck following to suitable topline. Moved sound and correctly, happy to award him RBOB.
2. Buffingham Lady Pippa, 8mth old black bitch. A real baby that has plenty of maturing and developing ahead. Well-handled for age and showing great temperament, her correct set and shaped tail didn’t stop wagging.
All blogs are are written by Sara with copious amounts of show wins, ideas, thoughts and feelings generated by all the LaRoyal Clan!
In summary ...
We have lived with the breed for nearly 30 years, during this time we were introduced to the 'show scene' and have never looked back! We have been fortunate to win over 25 CC's to date and have been awarded the highest of accolades with home-bred dogs including Best of Breed at Crufts 2013.