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Birmingham National

Staffordshire County Showground, 11th May 2019. Judge: Mr Jan-Erik Ek.

I enjoyed judging the Dandies alot and would like to thank you all for your entries. The quality was very high and several top quality exhibits were in the running for the top awards. I had never before seen or judged such a big number of Dandies of this quality so it was a bit of a hallelujah moment for me. Temperaments were excellent throughout the day and I was in many cases impressed by the reach and drive in movements. Some toplines were a little exaggerated but for the most part they were correct. Fronts always need to be watched and in some cases I would have liked a little more coat.

Dog CC & BOB Booth's Ch. Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
Reserve Dog CC Deacon & Hill's Ch./Am GCh. Pennywise On The Road Again
Bitch CC Milton's Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
Reserve Bitch CC Rolland's Dandiroyal Cotswold Dream
Best Puppy Bamber's Dentgate Huckleberry
Best Veteran Deacon's Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave

Special Beginners Dog/Bitch1st: Sutton & Desfontaines's Cofgodas Northern Spy
Nice ten month old dog, coat coming along nicely, head ok, good shoulder. Needs to put a little more into his showing to be at full advantage. Sound mover.

Puppy Dog1st: Bamber's Dentgate Huckleberry
Quality puppy, exceptionally sound and covers the ground well. Beautiful head and expression. Super topline. Good coat. Carries himself beautifully on the move. BP.
2nd: Sutton & Desfontaines's Cofgodas Northern Spy

Junior Dog1st: Webber's Lilyphanie Great Showman
Another very promising young dog with good topline. Excellent proportions skull/muzzle. Moved well.
2nd: Sutton & Desfontaines's Cofgodas Northern Spy

Postgraduate Dog1st: McLaughlan & Fitzsimmons's Wilmit Hawkeye Pierce at Lanleadane
Nice dog, good head, could do with a better front and would like to see better front extension when viewed in profile.
2nd: Pettit's Cofgodas Wolf River
Good length of body, nice head, good coat quality. Would prefer a better mouth. Moved ok.

Limit Dog1st: Stanley's Sokrovische Gardariki Aristokrat at Waffelin
Very well presented dog with a very nice outline. Masculine head and good expression. Plenty of substance. Good legs and feet. Effortless mover.
2nd: Gnatyuk's Dariant Chelentano
Another nice dog but prefered topline of 1 and would have liked a little more coat. Sound mover.
3rd: Harcourt-Morris's Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt
Res: Bamber's Dentgate Mutuca Indicolite

Open Dog1st: Booth's Ch. Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
This dog’s excellent breed type hit me in the eye the minute he entered the ring. He is so well constructed and has an excellent front. Good head and expression. Good coat and well carried tail. Super movements and he carried himself beautifully I awarded him the CC and Best of Breed and he was later short listed in the group, well done.
2nd: Deacon & Hill's Ch./Am GCh. Pennywise On The Road Again
Another dog out of the top drawer, unlucky to meet 1 in excellent form. Lovely masculine head. Excellent topline. Good coat texture. Prefered the front of 1 which was the deciding factor in this case but was pleased to award him the RCC.
3rd: Tinsley's Xoranda Secret Ron Day View to Cloverwood
Res: Denham's Dentgate Mulberry

Puppy Bitch1st: Tinsley's Cloverwood Cressida
Lovely puppy bitch from any angle. Lovely head good front and body. Good coat. Moved and showed well.
2nd: Bell's Dryfevalley Gala
Sweet bitch, unlucky to meet 1 which I really loved. Super topline. Feminine head good legs and feet. Sound mover.
3rd: McLaughlan & Fitzsimmons's Norma Jeane Baker di Luna Caprese at Lanleadane

Junior Bitch1st: Rolland's Dandiroyal Cotswold Dream
Top quality bitch super topline and movement. Excellent front. Afterwards I discovered she is daughter of my lovely DRCC winner. I was very pleased to award her RCC.
2nd: Kurg & Milton's Wilmit Raffles at Etsill
Very sweet bitch but prefered front of 1. Lovely expression, good topline and coat quality. Moved well behind.
3rd: Stanley's Dariant Clementina at Waffelin

Postgraduate Bitch1st: Allenby's Wilmit Mildred Potter for Diddimont
Very nice bitch with a good front. Nice head and expression. Good proportions. Correct coat. Sound mover.
2nd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Cream Tea
Another really sweet bitch with a good front. Nice head and expression. Preferred coat presentation of 1. Moved well.
3rd: Stanley's Sokrovische Gardariki Astory at Waffelin

Limit Bitch1st: Rolland's Dandiroyal Cotswold Dream
2nd: France's Miss Sophie di Luna Caprese at Torbrae
Very nice bitch with a good front and a nice head and expression. Prefered length of body of 1. Moved and showed well.
3rd: Sleight's Mishahda Where It All Began

Open Bitch1st: Milton's Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
Super bitch hard to fault. In tip top condition and carries an excellent coat. Super topline. I loved everything about her and awarded her CC without hesitation.
2nd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Cotswold Dream
3rd: Stanley's Honey Hope ze Zihelske Zahrady at Waffelin
Res: Sheppard's Ch. Dentgate Sugarberries at Thystine

Veteran Bitch1st: Deacon's Ch. Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave
Super veteran bitch on top form. Beautiful head, lovely body and good front. Moves with that lovely Dandie attitude and carries herself beautifully. Considered for RCC but prefered topline of my RCC winner. Very pleased to see her getting short listed in the best veteran final, well done.