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MANCHESTER CH SHOW 2024

It’s been 5 years since I judged the breed so I found the entry most interesting.
It’s hard to say if the breed has improved since I last judged as I feel in general I get the type I have always
liked rather than what is on the general circuit!
What I can say is, that what I judged today were, in the main, sensible, well made and typical Springers who
showed very few of the more modern innovations of exaggerated shapes, swan necks and over angulated
hindquarters. It has been a concern that the breed, in the last decade has tended towards narrow cockery
heads with round eyes, low set ears and domed skulls. Hopefully this is on the decline now. Indeed it was
pleasing to find really well set ears that are so necessary for the classic Springer look. The biggest improvement
is undoubtedly in eye colour. For the last fifty odd years, ESS critiques have constantly commented on the light
eyes being in the majority. Today there was only the odd one or two that needed to improve!
The main problem I found was the lack of upper arm in a percentage of springers and plenty lacking muscle.
My thanks to the exhibitors for their entries and to the two cheery stewards who did a cracking job!

Class 2937 MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 8873 MITCHELL, Mr & Mrs D & J Peasblossom Changes
L/W typy young man, with heaps of personality. Exactly what you would want at this age, balanced shapely
body and pleasing outline. Reasonable head which will be even better as he matures, with good eye colour and
shape. Strong and well angled front construction, great substance and level topline. Super bone and feet.
Needs to tighten when moving out and back which you expect in a puppy. Good side gait with correct footfall.
Well presented weatherproof coat. Best Puppy.
Class 2938 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 1
Class 2939 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8886 STEVENSON, Ms E Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara
L/W looks to be a gawky teenager at first glance as he is still growing coat and has plenty of leg. However on
further examination he is well off for substance and has a deep chest with well sprung ribs of good length.
Really typical head with chiselling and fluting, with a dark eye. A balanced outline and a sensible well made dog
throughout. Good legs and feet. When settled he moved well with good footfall. Pleasing ESS and has it all to
come!
2nd: 8856 EYEINGTON, Mrs J & EYEINGTON, Mr Steve Meadowdale Twix
At first glance looked to be a very mature L/W dog with a plethora of bone and coat. On examination however
under the coat he very much lacked the chest development and rib of winner. He has good shoulder
construction and is well angulated all through. Has a nice expression but would like more work in head and
stop needs to settle but most Springer dogs need to break in head at this age. Didn’t help himself on the move.
Class 2940 YD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8915 WILSON, Ms L & CONNOR, Mrs A Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie
another teenager, which is no fault as Springers should be slow maturers! A lovely shaped L/W dog of good
size and tidy all through. Plenty of breed type, pleasing head but would like more work in it – this should come
with time. Well laid shoulder blades but would like a better lay of upper arm. Correct topline and tailset with
decent hindquarters although he needs to develop more muscle here. Happy mover although could move with
more purpose.
Class 2941 PGD (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8880 REYNOLDS, Mr & Mrs R & J Clentonian Pitch Perfect
L/W, of almost 3 years and so full of breed type. Compact balanced outline with a correct moderately broad
head with plenty of work in it. Nothing cockery there! Well shaped dark eye and good expression. Plenty of rib
and chest and good bone and feet. Sound, clean economical mover with good footfall.
2nd: 8863 HILL, Mrs Clare Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley
L/W very showy and smart dog, beautifully presented. Needs more work in head, well conformed body, with
good bone and substance. Good footfall on the move but needs to tighten in front.
3rd: 8909 WARRENER, Mrs H Eastfalla SherlockHolmes
Class 2942 LD (8 Entries) Abs: 5
1st: 8902 TRACZ, Miss Jennie J Beresford On My Way with Acregate
L/W eyecatching young dog of the type they used to be. Head is masculine but still needs to break. Having said
that, there is plenty of work in it and thankfully fairly broad which is a bonus these days. Lovely well shaped
dark eye and soft expression. Strong neck of the right length, well proportioned body with a plenty of chest
and bone, strong quarters which propelled him around the ring strongly and soundly. Has plenty of
personality! All springer, he was close up for the Res CC.
2nd: 8888 TERRY-RICHARDSON, Mrs Y & RICHARDSON, MR PAUL CHERISHYM DOFIDA
plenty to like in this B/W, good head with correct eye shape and colour and decent width to skull. Level topline
and good tailset with strong bone and beautiful feet. Presented very well. Type wise he appeared cockery
compared to winner and lacked his upper arm. On the move he could use more drive as he appeared to shuffle
behind today.
3rd: 8893 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Pink Panther Tamaam to Beresford.
Class 2943 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 2
An interesting class.
1st: 8895 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sh Ch Sandylands Stand N Deliver
Well, on this form I had no choice but to deliver the Dog CC and BOB!
A beautifully balanced lad, clean in outline with no exaggeration. All Springer type, with an old fashioned head,
with chiselling, fluting and a decent foreface. Has the required width of skull with lovely eye and expression.
Not often mentioned are ear sets, in this exhibit the ears are properly set (and not like a cocker), so
consequently the springer look to the headpiece is even more obvious. Strong and moderate length of neck,
blending into well laid shoulder blade, although I would like a bit more upper arm. Plenty of body and rib with
good chest development. Has a good length of leg so he has the racy appearance, plus a super topline and
tailset. Moderate and sensible hindquarters, with correct angulation and well muscled. Good clean bone with
reasonable feet. Beautifully presented coat, weatherproof and not too profuse. All that said, his piece du
resistance is in his movement! Anyone who doesn’t understand what ESS movement is needs to watch this
dog and handler. Moved on a loose lead at an intelligent speed he covers the ground as the standard requires,
with the forward swing from the shoulder and strong driving hindquarters, perfect footfall and with the
minimum of fuss. Dog CC and BOB and I didn’t have to think twice.
2nd: 8891 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sh Ch Beresford Night Train
another well balanced dog with lovely breed type. His strength and substance is obvious, from his real Springer
head and strong neck to his big solid quarters. Lovely eye and expression, another with a sensible ear set, well
angled shoulders, good ribs and strong topline which he held on the move, very fit and muscled, and well off
for bone. Showed well with a super temperament. Good quality weatherproof coat. Could have carried more
body today and his kennel mate was just that bit more positive on the move. His maturity in head won him the
Res CC over the limit winner.
3rd: 8855 EYEINGTON, Mrs J & EYEINGTON, Mr Steve, Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt
Res: 8862 GRAHAM, Mrs Sheila Peasblossom Valentino
VHC: 8897 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
Class 2944 VD (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8852 CRABTREE, Mrs J M Roqfolly Black Label
10 year old B/W, in super coat and condition. Pleasing head, well off for substance with well sprung ribs and a
deep chest. Strong bone. Spritely on the move and very sound.
Class 2945 SBD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8880 REYNOLDS, Mr & Mrs R & J Clentonian Pitch Perfect
2nd: 8909 WARRENER, Mrs H Eastfalla SherlockHolmes
B/W, attractive young dog, with lots of maturing to do. Good eye and expression, and excellent bone and feet.
Would have liked him to be better constructed.
Class 2946 MPB (2 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8861 GLENDINNING, Ms F PLAIGLEN ONE LAST TIME
Sweet young L/W, very old school in type. Feminine balanced head with dark eye, really well made and is
sound, sensible and moderate all through. Plenty of rib and chest development for age and moved precisely.
Best Puppy bitch.
Class 2947 PB (3 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 8876 NOLLET, Mrs Valerie Sola Virtus What’s Not To Love
B/W another sweet and well made puppy. Good eye and expression although I would like more head.
Balanced strong body, with plenty of chest and rib. Sturdy and neat all through with super bone and feet.
Moved well for her age.
It was a close contest for best puppy bitch as I liked them both for type and functionality.
Class 2948 JB (7 Entries) Abs: 1
Strong class with promising debutantes in vary stages of development.
1st: 8885 SMITH, Mr R J Sh Ch Melverly Iridescent
L/W/T of quality. Has the maturity and fill of a much older bitch. Balanced head although she needs more work
in it as yet. A really super shape and so good to go over, with a strong reachy neck, good topline and tailset,
short coupled and strong in loin and plenty of substance. Good bone and feet. Weatherproof coat and the
right amount of feather. Moved well, covering the ground. In the CC shortlist.
2nd: 8872 MITCHELL, Mr D & Mrs J Peasblossom Bewitched
L/W/T and delightfully wayward! However she is only just out of puppy so she can be forgiven. Good head
with some width to it, nothing cockery, and has a dark eye and soft expression. Lovely substance for age,
Makes a pleasing shape with good length of leg, well angled shoulders, good topline and tailset and strong in
the quarters and pelvis with some width. Lovely coat and condition. Moved well with good footfall. One for the
future.
3rd: 8851 COX, Mrs Ro & COX, Mr Nigel Tiroen To Have And To Hold
Res: 8901 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Bethryn Song of The Sky at Beresford
VHC: 8865 HOUSE, Mrs C Gleadsbury Destiny Belle
Class 2949 YB (5 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: 8867 JOYCE, Mrs Susan & JOYCE, Mr Neal Peasblossom Aura at Felltops
A L/W of lovely type. Has a classical head, with balance and strength and just the right amount of stop.
Beautiful eye and real Springer expression, nothing cockery here. She makes a lovely shape, with her well
developed body, firm topline and good tailset. As yet she needs to develop more in front as she is rather
narrow here at present. Would like stronger hindquarters, they are nicely angled but they need a lot more
second thigh so that she can move with more strength and drive.
2nd: 8878 OSBOURNE, Mr P W Tiroen Typically Braego (KCJ)
L/W/T Such a teenager at present but all the fundamentals are there. Pleasing, sensible head, with a strong
reachy neck. Well conformed with good neck and shoulders and super bone and feet. Just preferred the
compactness of winner.
Class 2950 PGB (7 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: 8884 SIMMONS, Mrs Clare Dexbenella Frivolity
L/W, of immense quality and superior breed type. She has a most typical and feminine headpiece with width
and plenty of work in it, with correct eye shape and dark eye aided by a correct ear set. Has the right length of
neck, together with a very well angled shoulder construction. Super deep body with well sprung ribs and a
short loin. Good quarters. Sensible amount of well presented coat. Well boned but could have better feet.
Sound and happy on the move, and carried herself well although I would like to see more reach in front. After
a tussle with the Open bitch winner she ultimately won the Res CC but it was close.
2nd: 8889 TERRY-RICHARDSON, Mrs Y & RICHARDSON, MR PAUL DAENERYS MOONDANCER TO CHERISHYM
Super type of Bitch, most pleasing all through with a feminine head and good expression, well made and
balanced body, strong topline and reasonable quarters. Well presented coat. Just at the inbetween stage at
the moment, needing to fill in front and strengthen in loin, but all the essentials are there for her to mature
into a lovely example of the breed
3rd: 8868 KIBBY, Mrs J I Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW
Res: 8858 GARDINER, Miss A Barecho Cover Girl (Imp Swe)
Class 2951 LB (5 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8844 AINSLEY, Miss Lucy-May & NICKLIN, Mr Lewis & HENDE Daenerys Red Priestess
Caught my eye with her lovely type, balance and general air of raciness. Most pleasing head and eye, good
length of neck and one of the few with decent upper arm. Strong topline, nicely angled quarters with a good
tail set. Well off for bone and has really good feet. In lovely coat and condition and was well handled to
advantage both standing and moving. At just 2 she has it all to come as she is nowhere her best yet..
2nd: 8879 REYNOLDS, Mr & Mrs R & J Clentonian Picture Perfect
Quite a different type but just as much to like. So well built and substantial, and compact in body. Big
hindquarters and strong in bone with good feet. Really pleasing in movement and very sound. Thick
weatherproof coat. Today the winner was just cleaner over the shoulders.
3rd: 8894 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sandylands Send My Love
Res: 8871 LILLIE, Mr & Mrs. J. & L. Freeway Fortune

Class 2952 OB (7 Entries) Abs: 1
A really competitive line up of top class bitches. Very hard to separate, if we were overseas I could have graded
them all as excellent.
1st: 8854 DOBBIN, Mrs N Sh Ch Donarden Gin Fizz
L/W Another glorious type of the old school. Appealing for her all round balance and construction, plenty of
substance but still very much a lady. Lovely feminine head, super dark eye, moderate length of neck flowing
into a well constructed front good topline and tailset, strong quarters. Moved easily and well, covering the
ground with good footfall. Very sound. In lovely coat with just the right amount. Shortlisted for the hotly
contested CC.
2nd: 8914 WILSON, Ms L & CONNOR, Mrs A Potrail Turns the Swag On for Pinereoch
It’s a cliché to say ‘unlucky to meet winners’ but in this case it’s true! Slightly different type to winner but just
as appealing. Sweet head with beautiful expression, well made body, correctly conformed all through, compact
with strong short loin (which earned her second place), good topline and well off for bone. Moved well and in
lovely coat. Just preferred hindquarters on winner today.
3rd: 8846 CASEY, Mr E & JAYES, Mrs E Sh Ch Sandylands Send the Roses
Res: 8875 NOLLET, Mrs Valerie Tira Vento Era of Desire
VHC: 8887 TAUBMAN, Mrs K C Meltarose Madeleine at Meonstoke
Class 2953 VB (6 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 8913 WILDSMITH, Mrs M & WILDSMITH, Mrs S & BROWN, Mrs E Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy
This bitch is proof that the best Springers are slow maturers, – she is eligible for this class and is absolutely at
her peak. Once again she is more of the older type as they used to be. Since I last judged her in 2019, she has
developed in head and darkened in eye, which gives her a classical headpiece. She has also deepened in body
and now has the required spring of rib and her hindquarters are muscled and well angled with good bone and
feet. Being the right size and feminine all through is an advantage on the move as she covers the ground neatly
and economically with no wasted effort. Moved at the right speed on a loose lead she, together with her
handler make a fabulous team. After a most competitive challenge from the other winning girls she finally won
the BITCH CC..
2nd: 8910 WATSON, Ms Shirley Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder VW
Lovely L/W, in super condition. Appealing head and eye. Slightly bigger frame than winner she is nonetheless
good breed type and very well made all though. Really pleasing on the move and has good bone although
would prefer better feet.
3rd: 8864 HIPGRAVE, Mrs L Ternspringer Jazz Singer
Res: 8853 CUNLIFFE, Mr & Mrs G & J Ir Sh Ch Calvdale I Say of Fallenleaf CW18 CJW18 C
VHC: 8866 JOYCE, Mrs Susan & JOYCE, Mr Neal Kingsheath Total Diva at Felltops
Class 2954 SBB (3 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 8881 REYNOLDS, Mr & Mrs R & J Clentonian Picturesque
L/W, the third from this kennel and all the same classic Springer type. Very pleasing in the head department
with correctly shaped head with dark eye. Plenty of body and well off for bone. Strong quarters with plenty of
muscle. Weatherproof coat. Moved correctly and economically

Judge: Mrs K Keely

Lancashire and Cheshire English Springer Spaniel Club

Championship Show

21st January 2024

Many thanks to the Committee for a well run show

MPD (1,0)

1st Peasblossom Changes 

A very well proportioned young man, lots to like about him. Kind eye and expression, nicely boned for age with ample lay of

shoulder and depth in body Very sound on the move. BPD

PD (2,1)

1st Calvdale with Respect

Lovely headed dog stands on good feet shoulders well placed, ample depth in brisket, developing the right way in back end Sound easy action.

JD (4,3)

1st  Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara

Nice youngster to go over. Liked the head and eye shape, stands on a good front with ample lay of shoulder. Let down in brisket, good over the loin and rear end. Sound

YD (3,1)

1st Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie

Won this on better front, east to go over. Liked the head and eye shape, clean over the shoulder he has the heart room, ok through middle and back end. Sound on the move.

2nd Carlyquinn Captain Ross at Mujascal JW

Nice dog to go over, kind in eye stands on decent front, ok in shoulder placement, ample width of chest, let down in brisket. Enough strength in rear end but sound moving.

GD (1,0)

1st  Eastalla Sherlockholmes

A dog with a nice head and kind eye Ok in front stands with good shape to feet. Good bone with enough depth in body, developing in back end. Just a bit untidy moving.

PGD  (1,1)

MLD (1,0)

1st Cherishym Draconis

Nice enough to go over with enough lay of shoulder. Well boned, stands and moves a bit wide in front, Good for depth and strength through body, sound moving.

LD (8,5)

1st Beresford On My Way with Acregate

Won this on overall construction and soundness. Like head and eye shape, clean over the shoulder, ample heart room and depth in brisket. Developed rear end sound easy action

2nd Chjerishym Dofida

Good for head shape stands on a decent front with shoulders ample lay, good for width of chest  and strength in body, Strength in back end, just a bit untidy in rear 

3rd Pink PantherTamaam To Beresford (imp pol)

OD (7,4)

1st Sh Ch Beresford Night Train

A well balanced dog so well put together. Loved the head and eye shape, shoulders well placed. He has the heart room and nicely ribbed up. Strength in back end, covered the ground on the move. CC

2nd Sh Ch Calvdale Scaramouche Jones JW

Easy dog to go over, balanced outline. Good in head and eye shape, clean over the shoulders depth in brisket and

strength over loin. Tidy sound movement.

3rd Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown

CD (2,0)

1st Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt

Good to go over, well constructed and sound. Kind in eye, stands on good front with shoulders well placed. Depth and strength through body even length of stride Res CC

2nd Sh Ch Sandylands Stand N Deliver

A well balanced dog with a lovely head shape Stands on a good front, with shoulders well placed. Good for length and strength through middle. Just a little bit untidy going away.

VD (1,0)

1st Roqfolly Black Label

Nice easy dog to judge liked the head shape, stands on decent front with shoulders of ample lay, good for heart room and width of chest. Solid through body and rear end. Sound on the move.

MPB (2,1)

1st Plaiglen One Last Time

Lovely head shape, nicely boned, stands on a good front with shoulders well placed. Enough depth for age, good topline. Sound steady movement.

PB (4,2)

1st Elazlan Coronation Day 

Won this on overall construction and soundness.Lovely head shape true in front with well placed shoulders, ample depth for

age. Stifles well turned sound easy movement Res CC

2nd Sola Virtus Whats Not To Love

Not the soundness of 1st, but easy to go over. Feminine head shape, ample lay in shoulder, ok in depth of brisket. Tidy in front

but a bit untidy going away.

JB (7,3)

1st Calvdale Half a Story to Bethersden

Maturing the Right way Liked head shape, kind in eye, stands on a good front well placed shoulders. Good for heart room and strength through middle and back end. Tidy on the move

2nd Peasblossom Bewitched

A nice youngster to go over has a lot to like. Kind in eye clean over shoulders ample depth in brisket, ample ribbing, she just needs to develop over back end, sound moving.

3rd Tiroen To Have and To Hold

4th Bethryn Song of the Sky at Beresford

YB (5,3)

1st Peasblossom Aura at Felltops

Won this on her better front, feminine head shape, ok in shoulder with plenty of heart room. Good for ample ribbing.

Strong over loin and back end, moves with good reach

2nd Melverly Vignette

Good in head shape, ok in front with good width of chest and depth in brisket, just needs to strengthen up in body make up but sound.

GB (4,2)

1st Daenerys Moondancer to Cherisym

Liked her for femininity, kind in eye, stands on good front with decent lay of shoulder. She has the depth in brisket, good over the loin and back end. Tidy on the move.

2nd Baudelaire Harvest Sun

Not quite the outline of 1st. good head head shape, clean in front ok in shoulders, ample depth in brisket, just needs to strengthen up in back end. Sound

PGB (5,2)

1st Dexbenella Frivolity

Nice bitch to go over, good head and eyeshape, stands on a good front with ample lay of shoulder, plenty of heart room and strength through body and rear end, Moves very sound

2nd Daenerys Red Priestess

Not quite as tidy on the move as 1st but liked her head shape, ok in front angulations, enough depth through body nicely built back end. Tidy on the move

3rd Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW

MLB (1,1)

LB (5,1)

1st Freeway Fortune

lovely bitch to go over, nice kind eye. Stands true in front with shoulder well placed. Ample width of chest, let down in brisket. Nicely ribbed up strong over loin and back end, easy sound movement

2nd Sandylands Send My Love

An other lovely feminine bitch. Liked the head shape, stands on a good front. Ample lay of shoulder, plenty of heart room and strength through body. Developed rear end, not quite drive of 1st

3rd Equess Carnivale Hearts on Fire at Daenery’s (imp pol)

4th Freeway Remembrance

OB (7,3)

1st Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW

lovely balanced sound bitch. Loved the Plenty of heart room with depth and strength through body. Well built rear end Covers the ground on the move. CC & BIS

2nd Daenery’s Winds of  Winter

Nice type standing with a lovely head and kind eye. Well placed shoulders, good width of chest and depth in brisket, ample ribbing. Strength over the rear end. Tidy on the move

3rd Potrail Turns the Swag on for Pinereoch

4th Tira Vento of Desire

CB (4,1)

1st Sh Ch Melverly Iridescent

A sound balanced bitch so well put together. Liked her expression, clean over the shoulder with good depth and strength in body, developed back end. Sound easy movement.

2nd Sh Ch Trimere Time Flys

An other balanced feminine bitch. Nice in head and eye. Stands true in front with ample lay of shoulder. Depth and strength through body. Well built rear end, not quite the drive of 1st

3rd Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy

VB (3,0)

1st Ir Sh Ch Calvdale I Say of Fallenleaf CJW18 Cent W

Liked her for soundness on the move. Lovely head, stands on a good front with ample lay of shoulders. Good for heart room. Well bodied up, strength in rear end, moves easy over the ground. BVIS

2nd Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Rider

Has a lot to liked about her, Lovely headed bitch with a good front, ok in shoulder placement and good depth and strength through body strong over loin, just a bit untidy going away.

3rd Kingsheath Total Diva At Felltops

Judge: Mr Colin MacKay

Thank you to LKA for the invitation to judge and to the exhibitors for your entry. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.

Minor Puppy Dog2/3
1.Calvert’s Calvdale With Respect. 8month L/W with a lot to like. Presented a balanced profile, good
bone, moderate angulation, a lovely kind eye and expression, moved well oncesettled. One to watch.
2. Hoare’s Lymnoares Enoch Arden. An 8month B/W boy, a little overawed today. A different type to 1 with a well proportioned head, well muscled, balanced in profile, nice tight feet, a little erratic on the move, but that will come with confidence.
Puppy Dog 3/3
1.Weyman’s More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster At Spuffing (Imp Bel). A 10 month L/W with Tan who is developing well, a happy boy with a balanced head, nice length of neck, good depth in chest, tight feet. He shows a lovely profile on the move. Delighted to award him BPD and BPIB. 2.Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan At Gaolachcara (ATC 5DD16F9D2È744675). L/W. Presented well, he has an elegant head, good length of neck, kind eye, good angulation, muscular loin. He moved well once settled. Splitting hairs here, could change places another time. 3. Whitworth’s Kingsheath Moon Dancer At Freworth.
Junior Dog 1/3
1.Eyeingtons’ Meadowdale Twix 14 month L/W. A well grown boy with good head and shoulder, has straight front, well boned,moderate angulation who covered the ground well on the move.
Post Graduate Dog 2/3
1.Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes. Just 2yrs old.. A nicely balanced boy, moderate in every way. He has a lovely expression, good depth of chest, neat tight feet. He was moved at a super even pace. He still
has some maturing to do. One to watch with interest. 2.Claydon’s Nineoaks Bring Him Home. 3yr old. A different type to 1, has a good depth of chest and is well boned. Movement was a little erratic.
Limit Dog 5/7
A class of very different types. All were presented well, a good class. Thank you.
1.Terry-Richardsons’ Cherishym Dofida. .He caught my eye as he entered the ring. A B/W lad with a balanced head, good fluting, and kind expression. He is well muscled and shows a super profile on the move. He still has some maturing to do. I liked him a lot. 2.Gledhill’s Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (Imp Esp) Another well muscled lad with a lot to like. A verydifferent type to 1. He is well muscled, has a good depth of
chestand good bone and is well let down in loin. Another good mover. 3.Topliss’s Beresford Bolt From The Blue.
Open Dog 7/8
A cracking class here and spoilt for choice. They are a credit to you all.
1.Eyeingtons’Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightening Bolt. A super B/W boy who presents a balanced outline. He has excellent bone, deep chest and elegant neck, lay of shoulder, a good spring of rib and moderate bend
of stifle all shown to advantage on the move. So at one with his handler. Delighted to award him DCC and BOB. 2. Calvert’s Sh Ch CalvdaleScaramouche Jones JW. Another lovely boy of different type. He has a lovely neck and shoulder, neat tight feet, great muscle tone, and moved well. Splitting hairs here. RDCC.
3. Topliss’sSh Ch Beresford Night Train.
Good Citizen Dog.
1.Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes
Veteran Dog or Bitch 3/3
Three lovely veterans all with superb muscletone. A credit to their owners.
1.Joyces’ Kingsheath Total Diva At Felltops 7 Yr old bitch in super coat and condition who is moderate in every way. She has a good neck, tight, neat feet, lovely deep chest and well balanced. She moved with ease at one with her handler. BVB and BVIB. 2.Woodbriďge’s Crackerjanne Court Jester. Also 7yrs. A B/W boy who has an elegant neck and well placed shoulder, in excellent hard condition. Hemoved with drive and was enjoying his day. BVD. 3. Watson’s Sh Ch BordacityHoney Ryder VW.
Minor Puppy Bitch 3/4
1.Chandler’s Elazian Coronation Day. 7month pretty girl with a lovely expression. She has a good neck and shoulder, straight front, neat feet. A very promising young lady. 2.Pattison’s. Lymnoares Lady Clara De
Vere. Another promising young ladyof similar age. She has a sweet expression, good deep chest and bone and tight feet. She is well muscled and covered ground well on the move. 3. Hoare’s Lymnoares Ode To Memory.
Puppy Bitch 4/5
1.Topliss’s Bethryn Song Of The Sky At Beresford. A superL/W smart girl who had a lovely clean neck, balanced head and kind eye, good bone. Super profile on the move, covered ground well once settled.
2. Gledhill’s Dexbenella Dream Of Dreams. Another well balanced girl for her age with good bone, straight front, lovely gentle expression. She has excellent muscle tone for age, shown to advantage on the move.
3. Wilson’s CalvdalePadlurowncanoe At Zawspring.
Junior Bitch 1/3
1.House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle. 14month old L/W of smaller build than some, who
has straight front,neat tight feet, good shoulder placement and held her topline on the move.
Yearling Bitch 8/9
A super class of promising young ladies.
1.Frusher’s Chanangel.When You Believe At Shersona. A smart L/W young lady with a lovely neck and shoulder, deep chest , good bone and tight feet. She has a strong body, muscular loin and good spring of rib. She is well developed for her age which she showed on the move. One to watch. 2.Keely’s Khaleesi De
Les Tres Liacunes With Alhambian (Imp Esp) A pretty girl, full of life with a balanced head, good lay of shoulder, a straight front and neat feet. She is well muscled who moved with
purpose. 3.Smith’s Merverly Vignette (ATC [AZ3]).
Post Graduate Bitch 4/6
1.Weyman’s Spuffing Proscecco. A L/W girl who is maturing well. A lovely head, good length of neck, deep chest, goodstrong well let down hindlegs who showed her balanced profile to advantage on the
move. 2. Pattison’s CrackerjanneCassiopeia. A B/W of difference type with a lot of appeal. A feminine young lady with a balanced head and good chiselling below eyes, her muscular neck flows well into a well laid back shoulder. She has good bone, strong pasterns. She needs to settle on the move. Could change places any day. 3.Cokill and NicklinCarlyquinn Morwenna JW.
Limit Bitch 2/4
1.Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time. Took my eye as she entered the ring. Super head and eye, good spring of rib andmuscular all through. Still has time to mature, she powers round the ring showing her lovely profile. One to watch. 2.House’s Gleadsbury Dynamite. Of different type to 1. Another lady with
good muscletone, moderate angulation, straight front, strong pasterns who covered ground well on the move.
Open Bitch 7/9
A lovely class of well presented ladies.
1.Topliss’s Sh Ch Beresford Night Class. I loved this lady, so balanced and moderate all through. Loved her head and gentle expression. She has a well muscled slightly arched neck, good spring of rib and muscular loin. She moved well covering ground easily. 2. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW. Another cracking bitch shown to advantage, in super muscular condition, who has a lovely neck and good shoulder placement, just
preferred head of 1. She moved well covering ground with ease. 3.Keely’s Shipden Alhambian Diana Dors.
Good Citizen 2/2
1.Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Mai At Pinhays JW. A L/W girl with good bone, tight feet, deep chest. Still has some maturing to do. Moved OK. 2. Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade (Az2) A little unsettled today, she has time on her side, of sweet disposition . A little erratic on the move.

I would like to say thank you to the committee of The English Springer Spaniel Club of Scotland for inviting me to judge at their breed club open show, and for the thoughtful memento of the day that they presented me with. Also the two helpful stewards who I believe stayed on from the main show. I had mixed emotions accepting this appointment, as I am not really an advocate of back to back shows. I understand the logistics of it today when dog showing is going through so many changes, but when GBAS changed to a new venue the other shows had to go with. I was so disappointed, on arrival to be confronted by a black mirrored floor surface that was more conducive to a performance of Torville and Dean’s Bolero than showing dogs.

It is daunting being a newby in any breed, but some more so than others, so a thank you to those that have helped and encouraged over the years, and I would like to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of you that were kind enough to give me an entry today and allow me the privilege of going over your

lovely dogs, I was lucky to have so many and I found something to like about each and every one. To add insult to injury a 2 foot drain ran down the side of the ring, and I think the exhibitors were amazing today for persevering and not packing up and going home. Rightly or wrongly, presentation is not the starting point for me but rather the finish, construction, breed type and movement are all first and foremost. I could watch a springer with movement that is “strictly his own” all day, and is was sad that so many paid the price today for an awful floor surface.

Veteran Dog/Bitch (2,0)
1st Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch L/W A strong and symmetrical 8 year old male dog. He has a head that is masculine, with enough chiselling below his dark almond shaped eyes he has that kind spaniel expression, but with a glint of mischievousness about him. A muscular neck leads to a sloping shoulder, with excellent return of upper arm and layback, straight well boned fore limbs little wonder that he moves with such reach in front. Deep in chest, with plenty of heart room, a strong rear end with a well developed thigh, that he can use to real advantage. I have seen him on past occasions giving his handler a hard time, however today he had his sensible head on, and his handler got the best out of him slowing him down and letting his strong flexible pasterns do the work. He is still as sound as a bell and moved true and freely. Holding his years well, he is in tip top condition, he still has excellent coat condition and muscle tone, a real credit to his owner. I never understand why so many judges will pass over a veteran for top honours, after all, it’s only a birthday not a best by date. I was pleased to give him BV and RBD.
2nd Joyce’s Kingsheath Total Diva at Felltops L/W What a shame these golden oldies did not have the own classes, both deserved to win a class. Just a few months into her veteran years, there is no hint of age in her head. Balanced in foreface and back skull, good length and width to ears that are correctly set in line with her lovely dark eyes. Possessing a feminine look and such a soft melting expression. Strong in neck, she has a sloping shoulder, with correct return. Still has strength in her topline, and muscle tone in her moderate rear end. On the move she was steady enough, but just couldn’t quite match the dog. Her low set tail with it’s lively action was indicative of her happy disposition, and it’s good to see the veterans still enjoying life. She too is in excellent condition.

Minor Puppy Dog (1,0)
1st Calvert’s Calvdale With Respect A mature upstanding youngster, at just over 6 months old, he already has a lot to like about him. Very well balanced for one so young. His head is of medium length and very appealing, with a proportionate length of back skull to muzzle, eyes are of medium size with correct almond shape and have already started to darken, Wonderful strong arched neck that flows so well into super shoulder angulation. Strong in rear end, with moderate angulation. His construction suggested he should also move well, but unfortunately, his understandable, uncertainty of what was beneath his compact feet, meant he was intent on putting all his young handler’s capabilities to the test. Once he was settled he moved freely but very, very steadily, he was straight enough on the up and back. He had settled a bit more for the challenge. BPD In the main challenge, he was sympathetically handled by his owner, and moved out a lot better and with a more conviction, pleased to award him BPIS and BMPIS.

Puppy Dog (1,0)
1st Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara 11 months old. Another with a very appealing head, it is balanced, back skull is broad enough, ears are set close to head in line with eyes. A longer reach of neck than the minor puppy, but again with a slight arch and clean through the throat. A depth of chest that will obviously develop even further, elbows are tight and he has enough bone at this age. Rear angulation is moderate, with plenty of width to his second thigh but still needing to strengthen up all round. Just moving into that rangy adolescent age, he appears a bit leggy at this stage, a drop of coat would help. Movement again was steady, but struggling with the floor meant his movement

coming and going was hard to assess. Nevertheless he is another smart youngster. Just preferred the maturity and balance of the younger puppy on the day. Presented in a gleaming coat.

Special Yearling Dog (1,0)
1st Wilson & Connor’s Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie Not yet two years old. This dog is eye catching and flamboyant. Stacked his coat markings can lead the eye, put your hands on him and it’s a different story. His head is masculine, balanced and without heaviness, eyes are correct size and shape, but being picky for me pigmentation just needs to darken some more. Fluting between his eyes, with enough of a stop. Ear set is close to the head. His forechest has depth and width to it, ribbing is sprung and deep. A firm adequate length of back gives him his symmetrical, compact appearance. Hindlegs are well let down, with a strong muscular width of thigh. Angulation front and rear is super, and boy does he put it to good use, my notes said movement – WOW! In profile this dog really is, “strictly his own” with movement that is rarely seen today. He opens up and covers the ground, with a straight forward throw from the shoulder giving him reach, hocks are well under him, enabling him to drive with full advantage. For me on a surface like today, I would have liked to have seen him moved, if possible, slightly slower, which may have helped his footfall coming and going. I hope he does well, and I am sure he has lot to offer the breed.

Graduate Dog (1,0)
1st Scorgie & Mcnicol’s Pinereoch Mischief Maker Litter brother to dog in the previous class, a lot to like about him as well, he has many of the same attributes and similar comments will obviously apply. Unlike his brother his liver jacket stops just above his tidy hocks, so doesn’t give such a false impression of length. Slightly smaller in stature, he still has height to the leg and a look of raciness about him. Head is not as balanced at this stage, but should re address it’s self as he matures, flat cheeks and enough working to the foreface with a depth flew giving him a squareness to his muzzle, ears well set, with a soft, alert expression. He has good strength and length to his arched neck. A well laid sloping shoulder, straight front limbs, elbows tightly set into a deep well sprung chest. He is close coupled with moderate rear angulation. On the move, even with neat, compact and well padded feet he struggled to cope with the flooring. In lovely condition, he has a straight coat and moderate feathering throughout. Handsome lad.

Limit Dog (3,0)
1st Jenkinson’s Eastriding Royal Black B/W 3 year old dog Highest on leg and raciest in build of all British land spaniels, and he certainly is, more of a traditional type that is not seen so much today. His head which is in keeping with the rest of his frame, is not as heavy as some that are around. There is such a diversity of make and shape that it comes down to interpretation of the breed standard and personal taste, for me it was a bit of a surprise to find a dog of this type. His head is of balanced proportions, square in muzzle and a domed back skull, with just the right amount of fluting between his eyes, and enough chiselling below them. Eyes were dark, medium sized and almond shaped, ears were of good length and width, and close to his head, all combining to give him the kind spaniel expression required. His slightly arched neck is of good length and flows into a well laid sloping shoulder, deep in chest, with his elbows set well in and although he stands over a bit of ground, he is close coupled with moderate angulation in his rear quarters. He moved out well enough, showing some reach in profile, and he coped with the flooring better than most away and back. I was pleased to award him BD & BB/W, he only lost out in BIS to two super bitches.
2nd Topliss’ Beresford Bolt From The Blue Very much a different type to the winner. Masculine head that is not coarse or overdone in anyway, and certainly appeals with his kind expression. He has a tapering, muscular neck that also flows into a well laid back shoulder. Strong level topline, and loin, he has an impressive sprung rib. Well rounded, compact feet. He powered round the ring, managing to keep a grip on the floor, giving him a true enough action forward and back.
3rd Ganarin’s Berkenbar Giovanni

Open Dog (3,2)
1st Knapp’s Templecarrig High Hope A dog also of traditional mould, but heavier set all through than the limit dog. Another with a classic head, possessing many of the breed standard requirements, medium sized, almond shaped eye that is dark in colour, his chiselled, deep foreface was of equal length to his broad, but slightly rounded skull. He was watching my every movement, with that alert, hopeful, inquisitiveness that is so typically English Springer. Well set ears, of good length. He has a strong and muscular neck of adequate length. Front and rear construction was good, with moderation in rear. A good width to his forechest, with plenty of heart room, his topline was firm, which he held on the move. He moved freely enough and with some degree of reach, which hats off to the dog, as even when he was stacked I felt he wasn’t entirely comfortable on the surface.

Minor Puppy Bitch (2,0)
1st Calvert’s Elazlan Coronation Day 7 months old She has the sweetest, feminine head with a kind inquisitive expression, eye colour is dark hazel, and hopefully everything will develop in the right way, her head will balance up, eyelids and nostrils will darken with age. Her shoulder angulation is good, and she has depth to her well rounded chest, strong in topline and loin she has such a well developed, muscular width of thigh for a youngster. A sturdy puppy, standing on tight compact feet. What she had in abundance today was self-assurance, I watched in amazement as she set off across the ring as bold as brass, totally unfazed by everything that had given all the others something to think about. She moved out freely, making good use of her chunky rear end. BPB but she just lost out to the more mature dog puppy from the same kennel for BPIS.
2nd Ritchie’s Kittlegairy Still Game 8 months old Racier in build and higher on leg than one at the moment, she too has a feminine head with a lot to like about it at this stage, muzzle and back skull are balanced, back skull is slightly rounded, she has depth and squareness to the flew, ears that are rounded and feathered in appearance, and are correctly set in line with eyes. Good length of neck, leading into a sloping shoulder, enough depth of chest, she too has strength in her topline, a well rounded backend with plenty of muscular development in her thigh. It was a real shame that she was clearly unhappy today, and all though her handler did her best to get her settled, her erratic movement meant she was hard to assess.

Puppy Bitch (2,1)
1st Harris’ Melverly Betsy Trottwood With Coastalglows L/W Her full liver jacket can throw the eye somewhat and you really need to put your hands on this youngster to appreciate what she has. At the top end of puppy classes, she is racy in build with a good height to her leg, she has a frame that she now needs to fill out in. Head was just a tad unbalanced, but will correct itself with age, and although her eyes are medium, almond shaped they are still needing to darken a touch, she has a good earset and a kind expression. Enough length of neck with good shoulder angulation, tight elbows with straight front legs, although her liver jacket would suggest otherwise her height to length is balanced. A slight rise over the loin, leads to a low set tail, with moderation throughout her rear angulation. Movement is steady but true enough coming and going, a lot to like about her, but for me I just wish she had a bit more springer enthusiasm about her.

Junior Bitch (1,0)
1st Harris’ Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows B/W Litter sister to puppy bitch winner and although a different type completely, some attributes and comments still apply. Not the raciness of her sister, she is strong and compact, and lower on leg. Her head is still in it’s development stage and just needs to balance up, being black and white her eye is darker, flat cheeks and a good depth to flew, ears are set on well and she has that kind, alert spaniel expression. Arched neck of adequate length to it, with good shoulder construction. Firm in topline and loin with a good width to the thigh, she just needs to mature more in the rear to balance her up again and complete the symmetrical appearance. Round compact feet finish off her strong limbs. Considered for BPB but just lost out to the younger

puppy’s panache.

Special Yearling Bitch (5,0)
1st Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink JW Been watching this one since she was a cracking puppy. Now 19 months old she is still far from the finished article, but she is getting there. For me she excels in front angulation and movement. Head is feminine, with enough chiselling and fluting, eyes are dark enough and like all youngsters head needs to balance up slightly. Arched, strong neck of adequate length. She needs to drop still in forechest and chest, but has good ribbing, strong in back, short coupled and with a really well muscled thigh, hocks are low to ground and she uses them to such good effect. Moved out steadily by her handler, footfall was straight and accurate and enough reach. Her movement gave her the edge in this, the largest class of the day.
2nd Rose’s Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch Another smart youngster from the same litter as the graduate and special yearling dog. She is more akin to the graduate brother, with a head, neck and front that appeals greatly. Eye and nose pigment still needing to darken, but she also has that soft melting springer expression. Moderate feathering to a well set ear. Well rounded and deep in girth which follows through to a strong rear end. Front legs are straight, hindlegs are moderate in angulation, with a really good width of thigh. Handler kept her steady on the move, and she was accurate out and back.
3rd Joyce’s Peasblossom Aura at Felltops 19 months old

Limit Bitch (3,2)
1st Corbet’s Trimere Turn Back Time Racy in build and high enough on the leg, she stands over a bit of ground. Her head has balanced proportions, her eye is probably dark enough for a liver and white with tan markings and of correct shape. Foreface is fairly broad, with flat cheeks and square in flew. Her neck is strong and muscular and has adequate length. A strong level topline which she holds on the move. Her front construction is good with depth and width to her forechest, her rear end is moderate but stills need to mature for her rear end to catch up with her front end. She has a free easy stride on her, but not as positive today as I have seen in the past.

Open Bitch (5,2) Penultimate class of the day, and what a class to nearly finish an enjoyable day on. Spoilt for choice with these three entries, the first and second I have watched from their earlier days, the third was relatively new to me. A real nit picker of a decision, and once again it was probably the flooring that had the final say, as I felt my winner managed to move with better drive and extension. 1st Corbett’s Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s She caught the eye as an attractive youngster, who was full of promise. Time has marched on, allowing her to fulfil that promise, now as a young adult she has developed and matured into a bitch that fills the eye. Beautifully put together she appeals for quality, type and movement. Standing still she presents a well balanced picture with symmetry and raciness. Feminine in head, she has flat cheeks, with square muzzle, fluting between her expressive dark eyes, rises to a brow and slightly rounded skull. Ears with moderate feathering are set well to the head. She then flows from her arched neck, into a strong topline, slight rise to the loin and low set tail. She possesses a well laid shoulder and good return of upper arm, elbows are set well to a deep chest with well sprung ribbing. Moderate in rear with well let down hindlegs. Tight compact feet. Expertly shown by her superb handler who absolutely got the best out of her today. Merry and happy on the move, active, free and easy, using her tail to good advantage. In lovely condition, I have put her on my Christmas Wish List.

2nd Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW From a different mould to the winner, but still so much to admire about her as well, she just oozes quality and has breed type stamped all over her, from the tip of her well developed nostrils, through her tapered, slightly arched neck, and well laid sloping shoulder, correct moderate rear angulation, to the tip of her low set tail. Her head is balanced, with a depth of flew, a good earset, clean through the throat. Enough depth to her chest, she is close coupled with a real strength to her second thigh, clean tidy hocks and round, well padded feet complete the

picture. She is racy and so elegant. On the move she was straight and true coming and going, just looked after herself a bit today and didn’t produce the reach and drive I know she has. RBB and I couldn’t look anywhere else for RBIS.
3rd Wilson & Connor’s Potrail Turns the Swag On for Pinereoch

Special Beginners Bitch (1,0)
1st: Harris’ Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows See Junior Bitch

Judge: Pauline Wallis (Pendarlow)

GBAS 23

I really enjoyed judging this lovely breed and thank the exhibitors for the quality of dogs before me, some found the floor very slippery and were not happy, this did have an effect on my placings! My top winners coped well with the floor and I was spoilt for choice for BOB which went to the lovely bitch.
PD (2) 1, Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan At Gaolachcara well constructed liver&white, plenty bone, tight feet l ovely head & expression.
2. Calvert’s Calvdale With Respect another nice L/W same remarks apply just preferred head of the winner at the moment
JD (1) 1 Havard’s Annavah Accomplice well made L/W a lot to like, good head & layback of shoulder, plenty bone, tight feet and correct bend of stifle. Didn’t like the floor but settled enough to show that he moved true
YD (1) 1 Wilson & Connor 20 month Tri,lovely head, plenty bone, well sprung rib carried well back good hindquarter moved with reach & drive
GD (1) 1 Scorgie & McNicol’s Pinereach Mischief Maker another tri,good head well laid shoulder & well sprung rib, plenty bend of stifle good mover
LD (3) 1. Topliss Beresford Bolt From The Blue Classy B/W well balanced with a lot to like pulled out all the stops to move with style and win this good class
2. Ganarin’s Berkenbar Giovanni quality L/W plenty of substance and sound on the move
3.Jenkinson’s Eastriding Royal Black another good B/W, well constructed & and shown in good condition
OD (6)1 What a class a pleasure to judge 1 Eyeington’s Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt beautiful B/W,masc head,soft exp, excellent layback of shoulder & return of forearm, good depth of chest & well sprung rib, strong hindquarters, full of substance & quality, scored in movement and shown in top condition CC
2. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdales Caramouche Jones JW quality L/W good head, neck & shoulder well coupled, another good mover RCC
3. Topliss Sh Ch Beresford Night Train another quality dog with all the essentials a sound mover
PB (4) 1 Calvert’s Elazian Coronation Day 7 months L/W,lovely head,dark eye correct fluting, good legs & feet, plenty rib, correct hindquarter easy flowing movement BPIB
2. Harris Melverly Betsy Trotwood With Coastalglows 11 months a lot to like just preferred head & exp of 1. 3. Ritchie’s Kittlegairy Still Game
JB (3)1 1 Havard’s Annavah Aquarius attractive L/W fem head, soft exp, plenty neck & well laid shoulder, good spring of rib, moved with drive
2. Harris Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows 11 month in good order just needs to mature a little for this class
YB (4) 1, Rose’s Pinereoch Amethyst Of Rosannoch L/W, lovely head & exp, well boned legs & tight feet, good depth of chest moved with reach & drive
2 Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink JW another L/W, good neck & shoulder. Plenty bone, tight feet, a good mover just not in her best coat today 3. Pinereoch Primavera
PGB (1) 1 Smith’s Melverly Vignette well balanced L/W stood alone but well worthy of her placings, lovely head, good neck & shoulder & topline, well sprung rib & good muscletone throughout RCC
LB (3) 1.Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time tri true to type lovely head, plenty bone, tight feet well sprung rib,
well muscled hindquarters & a good mover
2 Topliss Sandylands Send My Love attractive L/w another good mover shown in good condition 3. Barecho Fame Queen At Eastriding (Swe Imp)
OB (5)1 1Corbett’s Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s Top quality L/W well balanced feminine but full of substance, beautiful head, plenty reach of neck & layback of shoulder,well sprung rib & good depth of chest, well muscled & developed 2nd thigh, typical of her breeding she moved with style driving from the hocks & with excellent forward reach. CC BOB
2.Calvert’s Calvdale Stowaway Magic well balanced L/W plenty bone & substance sound on the move
3.Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW
VB (1) 1 Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Rider VW 9yrs tri shown in top order,nice head & exp, strong well muscled throughout well balanced & a sound happy mover BV
Spec Beg. 1.M. Amy Dorrit

Judge Carole Wood

With C BSB

Midland English Springer Spaniel Society

Saturday 28th November 2023

Judge: Nicola Dobbin

(Donarden)

Best in Show and Bitch CC: SH CH Calvdale Flutter JW
Reserve Best in Show, Best Black and White in Show and Dog CC: SHCH Meadowdale Daisydale
Lightning Bolt
Best Minor Puppy and Best Puppy in Show: More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster at Spuffing
Best Special Beginner in Show: Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows

I would like to thank the Midland English Springer Spaniel Society for their invitation to judge their 2023
breed championship show which will be their last stand alone show. The ongoing challenges of running dog
shows in the current climate are affecting all societies and it is sadly a case of adapt or fail. I am sure with
Secretary Kay Woodward at the helm their future shows, partnered with Driffield Championship show, will
continue to be a success but, like all breed clubs they need the continued support from exhibitors in the breed.
My travel buddy Sheila and I were made most welcome by the committee and a big thank you goes to both
my stewards Ernie and Kate for keeping the ring running smoothly.
The day was touched with a hint of sadness as my gran Grace was unable to attend due to illness. It was
something she and I had been looking forward to for a number of years, but she enjoyed hearing all about it
afterwards and will treasure the videos and pictures taken.
I went into this appointment looking for English Springer Spaniels who were balanced, free from
exaggeration, showed good temperaments, had the desired length of leg, and moved with ground covering
action. I was more than delighted with my main winners and I was pleased to see some lovely up and coming
youngsters especially in the bitches.
Thanks again to all exhibitors for their entries and for accepting my decisions in such a sporting manner.

Class 1: Minor Puppy Dog (1:0)

Weyman’s More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster at Spuffing. 8-month-old LWT dog. Very
eye catching and presents a lovely balanced outline. Mature for his age. Well off for bone and already has
good depth of body. Masculine head although wouldn’t like his skull to be any broader. He has good width
and depth of muzzle and a lovely soft expression. Eyes still to darken. Strong neck into well laid-back
shoulders. Forechest developing nicely. Balanced moderate angulation fore and aft and particularly liked his
width of second thigh. Moved steadily with good forward extension and drive from his chunky rear. A little
proud of his tail at the minute but he is just a baby. Happy disposition and enjoyed his day out. A very nice
prospect, who I will watch with interest. Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Show.

Class 2: Puppy Dog (3:1)
1
st
– Weyman’s More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster at Spuffing
2
nd
– Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan At Gaolachcara. 10-month-old L/W dog. Not as mature as 1 but
certainly lots to like. Refined head with lovely eye shape. Kind, alert expression but eyes need to darken.
Good reach of neck. Needs to develop more in forechest. Stood on straight well boned legs and tightest of
feet but a little wide in front. Good depth of brisket. Compact body but preferred the rear of my winner.
Long in second thigh. My notes say, “full of personality”. Likes to make his handler work hard but she
managed to show him to advantage, and he moved ok once settled. Coat is in lovely condition and already he
is developing hard muscle tone. He just needs time mature.

Class 3: Junior Dog (3:2)
1
st
– Eyeington’s Meadowdale Twix. 14-month-old compact L/W dog who presents with an eye-catching
shape. Skull is a tad strong for me with too much stop and head a little plain at present. Expression spoiled by
round, light eyes. Strong, moderate neck into well laid-back shoulders. Good forechest and front angulation.
Well sprung ribs. Well boned legs and nice feet. Short-coupled with excellent spring of rib. Elbows set well
to body. Nicely arched over the loin. Well developed hind quarters. Would prefer less length to second thigh.
Moved well once settled. Shown in lovely condition.

Class 4: Yearling Dog (4:3)
1
st- Wilson and Connors Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie. 20-month-old L/W dog. Son of the bitch RCC winner.
Built on smaller lines. His head is well proportioned with a good width of skull and depth of muzzle. He has
a lovely dark eye but needs more work to his head to soften his expression. A tad throaty which tends to
make his neck look a bit stuffy. Well-developed forechest and moderately angled in front. Compact dog he
has good depth of brisket and strong loin. Well off for bone and stands on good feet. I find him too angulated
in the rear which is only accentuated by his dark leg markings. Holds his topline on the move and certainly
covers the ground well with excellent front extension. Another one shown in lovely condition.

Class 5: Novice Dog (3:1)
1
st
– Weyman’s More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster At Spuffing.
2
nd
– McCarthy’s Cuandor Superstition. 2-year-old BW male. Very obviously from working lines. Head
typical of workers with a broad skull and short, narrow muzzle however he still had a soft expression and
lovely dark eyes. Smaller dog and stood wide in front lacking forechest. Enough bone for frame. A tad stuffy
in neck he had lovely moderate angulation front and back with well let down hocks. Feet ok. Best dog on the
day for fitness and muscle development. I don’t think there was an ounce of fat on him! Very biddable happy
temperament on the move and his tail never stopped wagging. Definitely fit for purpose.

Class 6: Graduate Dog (3:1)
1
st
-Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlock Holmes. Just over 2-year-old B/W male. Finer made dog I would have
preferred more of him all over. Skull of good width but his muzzle is too narrow, and he had too much stop.
Lovely dark expressive eyes. Moderate neck. Not as developed in forechest but stands on straight legs with
excellent feet. Would like more bone and substance. Short-coupled he is tucked up under the loin. Enough
depth to brisket and moderately angled rear. Happy boy on the move but close behind. Coat gleaming and
well conditioned. Still a young boy so still has some developing to do. Time will be his friend.
2
nd
– McCarthy’s Cuandor Superstition

Class 7: Post Graduate Dog (1:1)

Class 8: Mid Limit Dog (2:1)
1
st
– Richardson’s Cherishym Draconis. 3.5-year-old L/W male. A dog who does not give his best whilst on
the stack. Well off for bone. Feet could be neater. Head a little strong and expression spoilt by light eyes. He
is compact but is a little low on his legs. He also sinks down on the stack making him look even shorter.
Excellent forechest and depth of brisket. Well-bodied. Chunky back end with the desired width of second
thigh. Straight hocks and correct tail set. Would benefit from some feathering being trimmed from under his
carriage to give the illusion of height. Looks a different dog on the move and moved better in the challenge
than in his class. Good reach in front. Some more muscle tone would help strengthen his rear. Another one
who never stopped wagging his tail.

Class 9: Limit Dog (5:1)
1
st
– Gledhill’s Greg De Les Tres Llacunes. Nearly 4-year-old L/W male and just screams breed type. A
smaller made dog and to be picky I would prefer a little bit more leg length he is, however, no less
masculine. His head for me is the best in the breed at the minute. So classical with correct proportions. A
fairly broad skull with fluting and correct stop which was lacking in many. Strong square muzzle and
beautiful dark almond shaped eyes. Strong, slightly arched neck that leads into well laid-back shoulders.
Good forechest, well boned legs and neat feet. His mostly white ticked jacket makes him look long but he is
not. He has great spring of rib that goes all the way back. Strong short loin and is developing nicely in brisket
with elbows well tucked in. Another dog with the desired width of second thigh and is well developed in rear
quarters. Moderately angled at both ends. When moved at the correct speed he covers the ground so well
with the desired reach at the front and driving action from the rear. His handler just has to be aware of his
head and tail placement which can sometimes spoil his outline on the stack, but I think he is a bit of a fidget.
He certainly deserves to gain his title and is just coming into his own so fingers crossed. Unfortunate to meet
the open dog in the challenge so had to settle for the RDCC.
2
nd
– Morgan’s Dexbenella Frilled To Bitz. Another 4-year-old L/W male. One I have often admired from
the ringside. Preferred his length to height ratio over 1. Another who showed breed type and had a nice
masculine head. Eyes a lovely shape but not as dark as the winner. Liked his compactness and depth of body.
Excellent front construction and has width of second thigh but find him long in second thigh. Not sure what
was wrong with him today as he didn’t seem settled on the move and tended to move close behind which is a
pity. I have seen him move better. He is always shown in such lovely condition and is a real credit to his
owners.
3
rd
– Richardson’s Cherishym Dofida
4
th
– Jenkinson’s Eastriding Royal Black

Class 10: Open Dog (6:1)
1
st
– Eyeington’s SHCH Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt. 4.5-year-old B/W/T male. A dog who
really is in his prime. If I am honest, I would just prefer a little less of him all over, but he is such a quality
dog he can’t be denied. He is an eye-catching shape with everything in proportion. A larger framed dog he is
not cloddy or overdone. Strong masculine head with correct shape and proportions finished off with dark
eyes. Strong neck leading into well laid-back shoulders. Correct front assembly, excellent spring of rib,
elbows tight to body. Deep in chest. Well boned. He is compact, short over the back and strong over the loin.
He holds his topline at all times. Balanced angulation fore and aft. He is shown in glorious condition with
impeccable presentation, well developed muscles and at the perfect weight. It is on the move that this dog
really comes into his own with the correct swing from the shoulders and drive from the rear. He just floats
around the ring commanding attention. Delighted to award him the DCC, RBIS and Best Black and White
in Show.
2
nd
– Topliss’ SH CH Beresford Night Train. 6-year-old L/W male. Preferred his overall size to 1. Lovely
masculine head, darkest of eyes and soft expression. Well off for bone and like 1 has depth and a welldeveloped chest. A dog who can sometimes get lost in his feathering I was glad to see his owner has trimmed
a lot of it back to show off his lovely shape. Still looking well and his coat was in such good condition. Well
muscled and just the right amount of body for his frame. Preferred the back end of the winner. Moved
soundly once settled. Would like to see him moved at a slower pace and on a looser lead to allow him to
move more freely.
3
rd
– Ainsley and Nicklin’s Daenerys Blood Of The Dragon.
4
th
– Calvert’s SH CH Scaramouche Jones JW
5
th Topliss’ SH CH Beresford Lockdown

Class 11: Veteran Dog (1:1)

Class 12: Special Beginners Dog (3:1)
1
st
– Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlock Holmes
2
nd
– McCarthy’s Cuandor Superstition

Class 13: Minor Puppy Bitch (2:0)
2 nice babies in this class. Both differing in style and stages of development. Splitting hairs between them.
Looking forward to seeing how they come on. 2 lovely prospects.
1
st
– Calvert’s Elazlan Coronation Day. Beautiful 6-month-old L/W bitch. Such a little pro for one so young.
Sweet head with kind eye. Presents a balanced outline but still needs to come up on her legs. Compact and
moderate in every way. Strong rear end with width of second thigh. Tight cat like feet. Preferred her front
angulation over 2. Sympathetically handled. Moved steadily enjoying her day out. Everything in the right
place. Will no doubt have a bright future ahead of her. Best Puppy Bitch.
2
nd
–Gledhill’s Dexbenella Dream Of Dreams. 8-month-old L/W bitch and a real sweetie. Racier in outline
at the minute. Different type of head than 1 but still nice. Not as well developed in chest and a little straighter
in upper arm than 1. Lovely shaped girlie she is also compact and holds her topline well. Strong rear end she
moved with drive but was a little unsettled at times looking for her mum.

Class 14: Puppy Bitch (6:4)
1
st
–Harris’s Melverly Betsy Trotwood With Coastalglows. Lovely dark L/W 11-month-old bitch.
Maturing nicely. Pretty, feminine balanced head with soft, sweet expression. Eyes are a little light but the
correct shape. Nice bone and the best of feet. Short coupled and moderate in angles. Just needs to develop
more in body to fill out her frame. I would prefer more width to second thigh. Coat in lovely condition and
handled well. A little spooked on the move, she lacked some enthusiasm however showed correct front
extension and sound movement once settled.
2
nd
– Tolladay’s Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden. 10-month-old B/W bitch. Appealed for shape and had
better rear quarters than 1. At the minute I found her a little strong in skull, but this may improve as her head
develops. Lovely dark eye. Forechest not as developed as 1. Good bone and neat feet. Developing nicely in
body. Nice and compact. Moved steadily with drive. Another shown in lovely condition.
Class 15: Junior Bitch (1:0)
1
st
-Smith’s SH CH Melverly Iridescent. 14-month-old L/W bitch who gained her title just out of puppy.
There is no denying this is a beautiful bitch and very typical of this kennel. She appeals greatly for her
balanced shape which catches the eye. She is strong and compact with excellent bone but retains her
femininity. Her head has improved from a puppy and can only continue to get better as she develops more
work, and her eyes darken. Strong arched neck. Deep in body. Well laid-back shoulders allowing forward
reach. She drives from her well let down rear end with moderately angulated broad thighs. Sound and steady
mover. For me she is still very much a baby and I look forward to seeing her when she is the finished article.
Shortlisted to final 4 in the challenge.

Class 16: Yearling Bitch (7:4)
1
st
– Keely’s Khaleesi De Les Tres Llacunes With Alhambian (Imp Esp). 19-month L/W bitch. I thought
she was lovely. Standing, she presents a racy balanced outline. Lovely size with the desired length of leg. She
has a wide white mask on her muzzle and is highly flecked but on handling her head I found it to be well
proportioned and feminine. Eyes are beginning to darken which will only enhance her expression. Nicely
arched neck into well laid-back shoulders. Correct bone, tight feet and front legs set well under her body.
Spring of rib developing nicely and short coupled. Strong over the loin and holds her topline well. Her
handler has the tendency to overstretch her back legs making her look over angulated which spoils her
profile. Moves with purpose covering the ground well. Very happy girl. Another one who I will be keen to
see as she matures. Shortlisted to final 4 in the challenge.
2
nd
– Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer To Cherishym. 21-month-old L/W bitch. Lighter framed and
longer cast. Very pretty, feminine head with lovely dark eye and correct shape. Sweet expression. Nicely
arched neck. Not as good in forechest as 1. Enough bone for her frame she also has lovely straight legs and
fantastic tight feet. Moderately angulated fore and aft she just needs to develop in depth and body to fill out
her frame. Nice rise over her loin I was so pleased to see her happy again on the move after being spooked as
a puppy. Moved with reach and drive in harmony with her handler with her tail up and wagging. Just needs
time to mature and develop some more feathering to finish the picture.
3
rd
– Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade

Class 17: Novice Bitch (6:1)
1
st
– Calvert’s Elazlan Coronation Day.
2
nd
– Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade. 18-month L/W bitch. Placed 3rd in previous class. Appeals for her
shape. Larger framed bitch she moved much better in this class to be placed 2nd. I found her head to be a bit
strong and wide in skull. Another moderately balanced bitch. I especially liked her strong back end. Nice
length of leg to height ratio. Depth of body coming along nicely. Good bone and another one with excellent
feet. Shown in lovely condition.
3
rd
– Harris’s Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows
4
th
–House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle

Class 18: Graduate Bitch (4:1)
1
st
-Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco. 2-year-old L/W bitch. Lovely shaped girl who is of a nice size. One who
is going to take a while to mature before she reaches her full potential. Pretty feminine head with eyes
darkening nicely and correct almond shaped eyes. Head is of correct proportions but a little plain. Needs
some more chiselling to finish it off. Strong moderately arched neck, she is deep in body, compact and
moderately angled. Lighter boned bitch. Good spring of rib and strong through loin. Correct turn of stifle and
hocks straight and well let down. Moved freely with reach and excellent drive from the rear.
2
nd
– House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle. Just out of puppy and as should be expected still looks a little
immature. Appeals for shape. Lighter in frame and a little short in leg. Head developing nicely and is
feminine. Eyes a little bold at present. Fantastic depth of chest. Moderate strong neck. Long in body. Needs
to deepen in loin to help balance her out. Another with lovely moderate angulation fore and aft. Quarters
developing nicely and shown in hard condition. Moved and handled really well. Another who just needs time
to mature and finish.
3
rd
– Boole’s Plaiglen Raggs To Riches Of Arramow

Class 19: Post Graduate Bitch (4:2)
1
st
– Ainsley, Nicklin and Henderson’s Daenerys Red Priestess. 21-month-old L/W bitch. Racy bitch who
presents an appealing outline. Her head is a little strong for my taste and lacks stop. Deep in flew. Eyes a
lovely shape. Strong, nicely arched neck into laid back shoulders. Good bone. Deep in chest and ribs well
sprung. Strong over the loin. Well set tail. She is over angulated at the rear. Like all dogs from this kennel,
she is beautifully presented and shown in perfect body condition. Covers the ground well on the move with
swing from the shoulder. Likes to give her handler a hard time but he managed to get the best out of her.
2
nd
– Smith’s Melverly Vignette. 18-month-old L/W bitch. Smaller bitch than 1. Excellent bone. Preferred
her head to 1. Head has correct proportions and some chiselling coming. Lovely reach of neck and front legs
set well under her. Tight feet. Still needs to deepen more in body. Not overly feathered which is good as she
will look short in leg. Lovely rounded bum but again more angulated than I would like. Unsettled in the ring
today and did not show off to advantage on the move.

Class 20: Mid Limit Bitch (2:0)
1
st
– Jenkinson’s Barecho Fame Queen At Eastriding (Imp Swe). 21-month-old L/W bitch. Often admired
her as a puppy. First time seeing her in a while. Feminine pretty head. Eyes need to darken. Appealed for
size. Enough bone. Good depth of chest. Excellent spring of rib. Nicely rounded bum and strong quarters.
Shown in lovely condition and moved at one with her handler. She still has a lot of maturing to do before she
is the finished article but looks promising.
2
nd Lillie’s Freeway Fortune. 6-year-old L/W bitch. Racy and compact she appeals in profile. Lots to like
about this bitch but sadly she looked like she did not want to be here. Taller bitch than 1. She has a wellbalanced head with good proportions feminine. Lovely dark eye. Not as good in forechest as 1. She stands on
well boned legs and excellent tight feet. Would prefer more depth to her body. Enough spring of rib and short
through the loin, Well set tail and lovely moderate angulation at the rear with straight hocks. Not happy on
the move with her tail down which was a pity.

Class 21: Limit Bitch (4:0)
1
st Wilson and Connor’s Potrail Turns The Swag On For Pinereoch. 6-year-old L/W bitch, one I have
always admired. She had a successful show career as a youngster which sadly was impacted by the Covid
pandemic, however it’s lovely to see her qualities being appreciated again this year. Now in her prime. She is
an honest bitch and certainly of a type seen more in the past. What you see is what you get. She has a pretty
feminine head of good proportions and a soft expression complemented with lovely dark eyes. A little
throaty, her neck is nicely arched and strong. Well developed in chest and good depth of body. Strong level
topline. Excellent spring of rib and short through the loin. She has the desired leg length and moderate
angulations I was looking for. Covers the ground so well on the move with her correct forward swing from
the shoulder and drive from the rear. She has a happy temperament and looks like she enjoys her time in the
ring. Shown in correct body condition and lovely coat. Pleased to award her the RBCC.
2
nd House’s Gleadsbury Dynamite. Nearly 5-year-old L/W bitch. Another lovely bitch. Liked her breed type
and overall balance. Pretty feminine head and kind expression. Nice and moderate fore and aft. She has
enough bone for her frame. Enough depth and nice compact body. Stands a little bum high. Nice bend of
stifle but lacks width of second thigh. A little more feathering would be to her advantage. Moved nice and
steady.
3
rd Lillie’s Freeway Dynamite
4
th Topliss’s Sandylands Send My Love

Class 22: Open Bitch (7:1)
A beautiful class of quality bitches.
1
st Calvert’s SH CH Calvdale Flutter JW. 2 year old L/W/T bitch. What can I say…I just love her! I have
admired this young bitch ever since I saw her as a minor puppy at Birmingham National back in 2021. For
me she just exudes breed type and is moderation personified. Beautiful feminine head, with eyes darkening
nicely. Plenty of work already creating that soft Springer expression. She looks a picture in profile with her
strong elegant neck flowing into well laid-back shoulders. Her forechest is already well developed for one so
young. Her straight well boned legs stand on the tightest of cat-like feet. Deep in brisket, ribs well sprung she
is stocky without losing her raciness. Strong, level topline and nicely arched over the rump, Her stifles are
moderately bent with width of second thigh and well let down hocks complementing her front. She is another
one who covers the ground so well with her correct reach at the front and drive from the backend. Happy on
the move. As you would expect from this kennel she is shown in glorious condition and has just the right
amount of feathering to show off her eye-catching shape. Could not be beaten in the challenge and delighted
to award her the BCC and Best in Show.
2
nd Wildsmith and Brown’s SH CH Trimere Tickle Me Fancy. 7-year-old L/W bitch. Now a veteran but
certainly is not showing her years. Another I have admired from the ringside. Smaller made she has a
beautiful head, with correct proportions and width of muzzle. Beautiful dark almond shaped eyes she is very
pretty and feminine. Enough bone for her frame, she’s compact although would prefer a bit more leg length.
Moderate strong neck. She is deep in chest and body. Moderate quarters with straight hocks. Very eye
catching on the stack and is handled so well. Shown on a loose lead she aims to please her handler. Today
she had a pronounced roll on which spoiled her outline however, she is sound on the move although a little
close behind. A very worthy champion.
3
rd Keely’s Shipden Alhambian Diana Dors. Another lovely bitch. She is full of breed type. Presents an
eye-catching, balanced picture on the stack and moved with purpose. She is strong made throughout and I
would have just prefer some more refinement to her head.
4
th Ainsley and Nicklin’s Daenerys Winds of Winter
VHC Topliss’s SH CH Beresford Night Class

Class 23: Veteran Bitch (1:1)

Class 24: Special Beginners Bitch (3:2)
1
st Harris’s Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows. 11-month-old B/W bitch. Litter sister to the puppy
bitch class winner. Appealed for size. Not as mature as her sister. Pretty feminine head. Eyes nice and dark as
you would expect from a B/W but a little round. Well off for bone. Short coupled. Still to develop in
forechest and depth. Lacks width of second thigh. Everything in the right place. Just needs time to mature.
Moved steadily but a little overawed.

Midland Counties Canine Society 

Championship Show 

Friday 27th October 2023

Puppy Dog 3/2a

1st More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster At Spuffing – BP & RBD

Nicely balanced youngster with developing head of correct proportions, straight forelegs, excellent front angulation, well laid shoulders, short coupled, adequate rear angulation, well rounded feet, moving well with excellent forward reach and driving rear.

Junior Dog 2/1a

1st Annavah Accomplice

Strong headed young male who is just a shade short in foreface, clean in neck, tight feet, well angulated quarters, neat hocks, moved straight and true at the rear.

Post Graduate Dog 3/2a

1st Eastfella Sherlockholmes 

Typy 2 year old with balanced head and correct shaped eye, firm topline, would have preferred a better lay of shoulder, has adequate strength to quarters but moving a shade close at the rear.

Open Dog 3/2a

1st Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie – BD

Sound moving male, with well balanced head and good chiselling, muscular neck, deep in chest, well sprung ribs, short coupled, strong muscular quarters, moved sound and true.

Special Beginners Dog 1/0a

1st (1st PGD)

Puppy Bitch 5/4a

1st Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastaglows

Compact young lady with lovely overall balance, straight forelegs, excellent length of neck, short coupled, moderately bent stifles, neat short hocks, moving sound and true.

Junior Bitch 5/3a

1st Chanangel When You Believe At Shersona – RBB

Lovely type with well proportioned feminine head, typical expression, good length of neck into well laid shoulders, straightest of fronts, strong quarters, moving true at front and rear with good drive, has lovely overall balance.

2nd Melverly Betsy Trottwood With Coastalglows

Litter sister to first in puppy, all remarks apply but this female was a shade taller on the leg than one so just losing her overall balance.

Post Graduate Bitch 5/1a

1st Melverly Vignette 

Compact female with typical balanced head, straight forelegs, deep chest, well sprung ribs, short bodied, adequate turn of stifle, good width of quarters, loved her free flowing movement with excellent drive, considered for reserve bitch.

2nd Dexbenella Fenella At Shersona

Loved her type but not quite the balance of one, feminine head with gentle expression, good front, neck and shoulders, firm back, good sprung ribs, strong quarters, moved sound and true.

3rd Spuffing Prosecco

Open Bitch 3/1a

1st Sh Ch Trimere Time Flys – BB & BOB

Quality female who I have had the pleasure of judging and placing well before, loved her classic well chiselled feminine head, she has a lengthy neck into a good lay of shoulder, straight forelegs, well sprung ribs, is well coupled, with a moderate turn of stifle, has strong quarters with good width, moving so well with her excellent forward reach and driving rear.

2nd Portrail Tunes The Swag On For Pinereoch

Well balanced with good angulation at front and rear, typical feminine head with dark eye, firm topline, short coupled, strong quarters, looked good on the move, also considered for reserve bitch.

Special Beginners Bitch 2/1a

1st (2nd in PGB)

Ray Strudwick. (Judge)

South Western English Springer Spaniel Club.
Sunday 15th October 2023

It was such a pleasure and an honour to be invited to Judge this Breed Show for this Society and I would like to thank the Officers and
Committee for looking after me so well and making me feel very welcome. The atmosphere in the Hall was friendly with smiling faces
and clapping and exhibitors showing good sportsmanship on my choices, such a pleasure to see. In general, Bites were excellent as
were temperaments and presentation, however I did find some classes challenging mostly due to the variation in type. This reflected
in the movement which the standard calls for it to be ‘strictly his own’ – in some cases it really was, however in others Correct
movement was hard to find. Rather than the correct swing from the shoulder I found many that were very restricted in front which
gave them very short strides. Also there was some that moved very close behind and excessive body roll was also in evidence
Some Heads I found to be disappointing as either to heavy or not enough ‘work’ in as much as some stops were not defined and not
enough chiseling, Light round eyes as opposed Dark almond shaped eyes.
None of this should detract from the fact that I was very pleased with my winners and I would also like to thank the exhibitors for
their super entry and thoroughly enjoyed judging this Oldest of Sporting Gundogs.
MINOR PUPPY DOG (2)
1st Cliffords Dexenella Oasis Dream Of Chamford
This young L/T Man took my eye as soon as he came into the ring – his easy movement, throwing his legs straight forward from the
shoulder. Head of good proportions, square Flew. Dark eyes with kind expression. No throatiness in Neck which is strong and tapers
towards Head. Balanced in Body with good bone, Well laid shoulder, tight elbows and strong feet, once he settles in the ring he
should have a promising future . BPD.
2nd Weymans More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster At Spuffing.
Definitely a Male in Head, of heavier type than 1st placed exhibit, Good Bone and Balanced Angulation, Well sprung ribs for age, Well
presented with lovely straight coat.
PUPPY DOG (1)
1st Merry’s Gleadsbury it is Destiny For Anacapa
L/T Just under 12 months. Masculine head, would of preferred a darker eye. Not unbalanced in Body but parts not flowing together
yet. Good depth of Forechest and bone. Level topline on the move with correct tail set.
JUNIOR DOG 0 Entries
SPECIAL YEARLING DOG (3)
1st Guest’s Hunterheck Guisela
B/W Well balanced head with flat cheeks and deep in flew. Dark eye. Good balanced body shape as neither to long nor to short.
giving handler a hard time on the move although certainly Happy enough.
2nd Fugle Russell at Cumani
Would prefer more masculine Head, whilst balanced in Body would of liked a better lay of shoulder. Good Chest, moved soundly on
well rounded feet.
NOVICE DOG (2)
1st Merry’s Gleadsbury It Is Destiny For Anacapa
2nd Fugle’s Russel At Cumani
GRADUATE DOG (1)A
POST GRADUATE DOG (0)
LIMIT DOG (2)
1st Dunsdons Meadowdale Luther Vandross at Seaspring JW
B/W Boy who burst into the ring with his Look At Me attitude.. Up to size but everything put together in Balance. Head of correct
proportions with enough chiseling to give lovely expression from Dark eyes. Clean muscular neck flowing over well laid shoulders.
Deep forechest, ample bone, Well sprung ribs, Balanced angulation, Muscular hindquarters with well developed second thigh,
Forelegs moving straight out from the shoulder, covering the ground with reach and drive, level topline and correct tail carriage
which he was using to help him give his handler a Hard time, In super coat and overall condition, I could not deny him BD and BIS.
2nd Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross at Mujascal JW
Unlucky to come up against 1st place exhibit Masculine head, a little straighter in front than 1st place exhibit, but with a good lay of
shoulder. Enough bone with out being too heavy, Well sprung ribs and well muscled throughout. Moved soundly whilst holding his
Topline. Tight round feet and very well presented.
OPEN DOG (2)
1st Ainsley & Nicklin Daenery’s Blood Of The Dragon
Masculine boy presented in super condition, however maybe a little too much coat. I would of preferred a better return of Upper Arm
and a little less body length, but well sprung ribs, tight elbows, moved out Happily.
2nd Osbourne’s Pendarlowe Peter Pan with Braego
Different in type to 1st placed dog but in such well muscled condition moving as one with his handler, Balanced head with kind eye,
Good Bone on strong rounded feet.
VETERAN DOG (2,1)
1st Taubmans Meonstoke Hawthorn IR VEt CH
Beautifully presented Veteran Boy a Credit to his owner, Balanced throughout and so well muscled for his age, a Springer as a
Springer should be, a testament to the breed as I have no doubt he could do a days work with ease moving as he did with purpose,
reach and Drive covering the ground whilst holding his topline and using his tail well/ BVD and RBD
SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG (1)A
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (2)
Pattison & Woodbridge’s Lymnoares Lady Clara De Vere
1st Another youngster to take my eye as soon as she came into the ring, Lovely head carriage from a Feminine head, where all parts
were in proportion with almond shaped eyes, which will darken as she matures. Good length of neck flowing over well laid back
shoulder, compact body shape without being too short,Chest well developed, Balanced front and rear angulation. Well boned
Forelegs moving straight out from the shoulder, driving from behind moving straight and true, another one to watch for the future
BPB BPIS
2nd Hydons Loxbourne Hustle & Bustle
Well proportioned body shape, moved out well using her tail correctly. Would of preferred more length of leg, well presented.
PUPPY BITCH (1)
1st House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle
Just shy of a year old and beginning to show quality of type, deep ribs, good bone,
moved out ok but with belly roll, which for me detracts from the dog as a whole.
JUNIOR BITCH
1st Osbourne’s Tiroen Typically Braego
Pleasing head and expression with adequate chiseling and a defined stop. Deep ribs and tight elbows, well muscled hindquarters
driving wet on strong tight feet.
SPECIAL YEARLING BITCH (4)
1st Joyce’s Peasblossom Aura at Felltops
Just out of Junior with a well shaped body beginning to mature , enough substance and bone. Feminine head with muscular neck
flowing over well laid shoulder. Well developed Chest . Deep ribs, Correct Tailset which was used to her advantage, carrying her
topline well.
2nd Osbournes Tireon Typically Braego.
NOVICE BITCH (4)
1st Ainsley & Nicklin Equess Carnivale Hearts On Fire (imp Pol) NAF TAF
Beautifully presented 3 year old. Balanced in head, shape and angulation good flow of neck and length of leg, Deep Ribs, enjoying
her time in the ring as an excuse for high tail carriage
2nd Osbournes Tireon Typically Braego
GRADUATE BITCH (4)
1st Dunsdon’s Seaspring Winds Of Change
Honest girl of traditional type. Well made head with deep flew, defined stop and Dark almond eye. Balanced angulation, tight elbows,
sufficient bone. Deep ribs, using her well set tail to moving soundly carrying her topline well on strong, compact feet.
2nd Osbournes Tireon Typically Braego
POST GRADUATE BITCH (3)
1st Pattison’s Crackerjanne Cassiopeia
Feminine head with Almond shaped dark eye, muscular neck with lovely flow over well laid shoulders. Deep ribs, tight elbows and
good bone. Broad muscular well developed thigh, balanced front and rear in lovely condition and weight carrying her topline well
using her tail to her advantage, well handled.
2nd Ainsley, Nicklin & Henderson Daenerys Red Priestess
Well put together in strong muscular condition. well laid sloping shoulder, moving out well and soundly, beautifully presented
LIMIT BITCH (3)
1st Williams & Toublic Cobhay Fancy Phlox
Classic, well balanced L/W girl, in well muscled lovely condition. Balanced head, Lovely forehand, well sprung ribs, correct lay of
shoulder. Strong hindquarters, Broad thighs and well muscled second thigh. Strong tight well padded feet. RBB
2nd Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco
L/W. Kind expression but eyes a little round, I would prefer a bit more neck, shorter cast with well sprung ribs, good tail
set/carriage, well presented and handled.
OPEN BITCH (4)
1st Taubamns Meltarose Madeleine at Meonstoke
Lovely Classic Type full of quality and correct proportions. Balanced feminine head with dark almond eye, no throatiness, good
length of neck, deep chest, plenty of bone without being heavy, well muscled hindquarters, deep ribs and tight elbows Straight close
coat. Moved out with ease carrying her topline and using her tail well. RBIS.
2nd Wests Grosbreuil Abricot Regal
L/W of balanced proportions who certainly made the decision between 1st and 2nd very difficult. Feminine head with enough
chiseling to give a kind expression from dark almond shaped eyes. Moderate neck without throatiness set into well laid back
shoulder, has good depth of chest and well sprung ribs, good bone and well muscled. Moved soundly and true, just preferred the
attitude of Its placed dog on this occasion.
VETERAN BITCH (4)
1st Joyce’s Kingsheath Total Diva At Felltops
She took my eye when she came into the ring, Total symmetry in shape from this feminine 7 year Old, Feminine Head with almond
shaped dark eye, lovely muscular condition, with Good Bone and deep Chest. Moved out Straight and true using her tail, carrying her
topline well. Best Veteran In Show.
2nd Dunsdons Seaspring Becalmed
An absolute Credit to her owner is this almost 10 year Old B/W girl,Most Feminine head with soft expression, good eye shape and
colour, Muscular Moderate neck, short coupled, Balanced Front and rear, Carrying a little excess around her waist, none the less
moving out well using her well set Tail .
SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH (3)
1st Kibby Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW
L/W Femine head, good length of neck flowing over well laid shoulders. Deep Forechest, well sprung Ribs, Balanced in outline.Good
bone, strong compact feet. Moving out holding her topline and shape well.
2nd Pattison Crackerjanne Cassiopeia.
ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL WELFARE STAKES (2,1)
Ist Williams & Toublic Cobhay Fancy Phlox
TERRY HOLMAN MEMORIAL BRACE STAKES DOR OR BITCH (1)
1st West’s Meonstoke Cherry Blossom at Grosbreuil
Feminine L/W girl of good shape. Balanced head with dark eye and melting expression. Good bone, well sprung ribs, moved out
Happily on neat feet enjoying having the ring to herself .
CHAIRMANS MENBERS STAKES DOG OR BITCH (5,4)
1st Williams & Toublic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox
2nd Dunston’s Seaspring Becalmed.
Jane Pop
Bocablue Cocker Spaniels.

SWKA 23

MPD (2,1) 1. Weyman’s More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster at Spuffing. 8 months liver and tan, very
good head and eye, well constructed with excellent bone and body for his age, very good flow over neck and
shoulders, excellent front, bone and feet, good depth and width of chest, strong top-line and good tail set,
strong well muscled and angulated hindquarters, sound mover, showed well.
PD 2(1) 1. Merry’s Gleadsbury It Is Destiny for Anacapa. Liver/white with a good head, well constructed with a
very pleasing outline, strong top-line and good tail set, good front, bone and feet, excellent body properties
and strong short coupled loin, strong well angulated hindquarters, sound mover, shown in very good coat and
condition, BP.
JD 2(1) 1. Eyeington’s Meadowdale Twix. Liver/white, masculine head, pleasing eye and expression, handsome
dog with a good outline, strong top-line and good tail set, good front assembly, very good shoulder placement
and good body properties, in good coat and show condition, moved soundly.
PGD 4(2) 1. Such’s Carlquinn Captain Ross at Mujascal JW. Liver/white, very good head and eye, upstanding
with a good outline, excellent front, bone and feet, very good front assembly, strong well angulated
hindquarters, strong top-line and good tail set, in good coat, sound positive mover with a good tail action.
2. Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlock Holmes. Black/white from a smaller mould, pleasing head and good eye, not
the forehand of the winner, good front, bone and feet, strong top-line, sound mover.
LD 2(0) 1. Topliss’ Sandylands Stand N Deliver. Liver/white, very good head and eye, excellent front assembly
with good bone and feet, strong crested neck with lovely flow over shoulders, very well balanced and
constructed, well knit together with excellent body properties, strong loin and strong well angulated
hindquarters, lovely outline with a strong top-line both standing and moving, very sound mover with super
carriage, in excellent coat and bloom, DCC & BOB.
2. Morgans’ Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz. Excellent head and eye, very good breed type, well constructed and
balanced throughout, strong top-line and good tail set, very good front, bone and feet, well muscled
hindquarters, moved soundly and showed well, in good coat.
OD 4(1) 1. Calvert’s Calvdale Ever Thus JW. Liver/white, very good head and eye, excellent balance and
construction throughout, very good front, bone and feet, good height and reach at the front, strong top-line
and good tail set, strong short coupled loin, in good coat and show condition, moved soundly and showed well,
RDCC.
2. Topliss’ Sh Ch. Beresford Night Train. Excellent head and eye with very pleasing breed type, well balanced
and constructed with very good front assembly, strong top-line and good tail set, short coupled loin and well
angulated hindquarters, sound active mover, not quite the body properties of winner.
3. Eyeington’s Sh Ch. Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt.
GCDSD 1(0) 1. Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlock Holmes. Repeat.
VB 1(0) 1. Joyce’s Kingsheath Total Diva at Felltops. 7 years, lovely head and eye, very good breed type,
upstanding with a very good outline, well balanced and constructed throughout, strong top-line and good ail
set, very good front, bone and feet, short coupled loin, strong well angulated hindquarters and good body
properties, in good coat and condition, sound mover.
MPB 1(0) 1. Calvert’s Calvdale Dramatic Effect. 8 months, very pretty head and good eye, a lovely outline, well
balanced and constructed, excellent shoulder placement, super front, bone and feet, very good forehand,
strong top-line and good tail set, excellent body properties, strong short coupled loin, sound positive mover,
showed well, she gave so much away in age and maturity to the dog puppy but I know we will see a lot more of
this lovely bitch.
PB 2(0) 1. House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle. Very pleasing head, 11 months with good body properties, front,
bone and feet, strong top-line and good tail set, short coupled loin and well angulated hindquarters, moved
soundly.
2. Tolladay’s Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden. Black/white from a larger mould, upstanding with a good
forehand, pleasing head and eye, good bone and feet, would like more width of chest, strong top-line and
good tail set, needs time to develop, sound mover.
JB 2(1) 1. Smith’s Sh Ch. Melverly Iridescent. Liver/tan/white, beautiful head, lovely eye and expression, very
well balanced and constructed throughout, lovely breed type, excellent front, bone and feet, good depth and
width of chest, super body with a lovely outline, strong top-line and good tail set, strong short coupled loin,
strong well angulated hindquarters, in excellent coat and show condition, sound and positive movement in her
class but was very erratic in the challenge.
PGB 6(2) 1. Ainsley/Nicklin/Henderson’s Daenerys Red Priestess. Lovely head and eye, well constructed
throughout, good front, bone and feet, lovely outline, strong top-line and good tail set, strong, short coupled
loin, well angulated hindquarters, very well knit together throughout, moved very well holding her top-line at
all times.
2. Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink JW. Very pleasing head and eye, again well constructed and balanced,
good front, bone and feet, presented a very good outline when standing, sound positive mover with strong
well angulated hindquarters.
3. Joyce’s Peasblossom Aura at Felltops.
LB 3(0) 1. Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time. Liver/tan/white, lovely head and eye, very good front, bone and
feet, good depth and width of chest, strong top-line and good tail set, lovely outline, strong loin, very well
balanced throughout, sound steady mover holding her top-line very well, in lovely coat and bloom.
2. Topliss’ Sandylands Send My Love. Mature upstanding bitch, well constructed with a very good outline,
excellent body properties, pleasing head, not quite the expressive eye of the winner and slightly longer cast,
strong well angulated hindquarters, in very good coat and condition, a very exuberant mover.
3. Williams/Toublic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox.
OB 5(0) 1. Corbett’s Sh Ch. Trimere Time Flys. Lovely head and eye, displayed very good breed type,
upstanding with a mature body, excellent balance and construction throughout, lovely outline, excellent front,
bone and feet, I loved her height and reach, strong top-line which she held at all times and a good tail set,
short coupled loin and strong well angulated hindquarters, in excellent coat and condition, sound positive
mover fore and aft, BCC.
2. Calvert’s Sh Ch. Calvdale Flutter JW. Liver/tan/white, beautiful head and eye, lovely breed type, excellent
front, bone and feet, balanced and well constructed, very feminine but has body, bone and substance, strong
short coupled loin and strong hindquarters, sound positive mover in lovely coat, RBCC, a super class.
3. Casey/Jayes’ Sh Ch. Sandylands Send The Roses.
GCDSB 1(0) 1. Williams/Toublic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox. Pleasing head and eye, mature bitch with good breed
type, good bone and feet, good front assembly, would like a little more height at the front, strong top-line,
good spring of rib, short coupled loin, strong well angulated hindquarters, moved soundly.

Judge Penny Williams

ESSC of Wales open show 23 

MINOR PUPPY DOG (2, 1 absent)
1st DEXBENELLA OASIS DREAM OF CHAMFORD,
8 moth, Tri colour, Nice head and eye, correct bite, good length of neck, into well laid shoulders, in good body, moved well, just needs time to develop a little more all through.
PUPPY DOG (5, 1 abs)
1st KINGSHEATH PASO DOBLE
Lovely head and eye, slightly cleaner outline than 2 at the moment, has good length of neck, good angles front and rear, ribs well sprung, firm topline, moved well covering the ground with ease, holding outline standing and moving. BPD
2nd KINGSHEATH MOON DANCE AT FREWORTH
Slightly heavier type then 1, will be interesting watching them mature, well made throughout, and with good bone and substance, moved well covering the ground steadily.
3rd GLEADSBURY IT IS DESTINY FOR ANACAPA
JUNIOR DOG (1,1abs)
YEARLING DOG (3, 2abs)
1st RUSSELL AT CUMANI (IMP ITA)
20 mths, he is all dog, masculine head, nice eye shape and colour, would like more neck, slightly upright in shoulder, good spring of rib and good length, correctly angulated rear, presented in good condition, moved well.
NOVICE DOG (3, 1abs)
1st Kingsheath Paso Doble, as puppy dog.
2nd Russell At Cumani (imp Ita), as yearling dog.
GRADUATE DOG (2,1 abs)
1st EASTFALLA SHERLOCKHOLMES
B/W, masculine head,good eye, would like more neck and more lay back of shoulder, good spring of rib, little straight in rear, good tail. Moved ok, well presented.
POST GRADUATE DOG 0 entries
LIMIT DOG (3, 1abs)
1st SANDYLANDS STAND N DELIVER, L/W beautiful head, clean neck with great length, well laid shoulders, has excellent bone, good length and spring of rib, correct rear angulation not over done. Covered the ground with ease on a long stride, holding his outline. Beautifully presented. BD and RBIS
2nd CHERISHYM DOFIDA
B/W heavier type head than 1, would like more reach of neck, good topline, excellent body, moved soundly, well presented.
OPEN DOG (5, 2abs)
1st SH CH BERESFORD NIGHT TRAIN, L/W Classically headed male with a long neck, the best of bone, well laid shoulders, good ribs. Well angulated, fabulously muscled rear, moved covering the ground with ease. RBD 2nd SH CH BERESFORD LOCKDOWN, L/W another beautifully headed dog, long neck, well laid shoulders, good ribs, correctly angled rear, moved well but a little unsettled on move compared to 1.
3rd CHERISHYM DRACONIS
VETERAN DOG (1,1abs) MINOR PUPPY BITCH (2, 2abs)
PUPPY BITCH (5, 2abs)
1st MELVERLY BETSY TROTTWOOD WITH COASTALGLOWS
Pretty head, good length of neck, well laid shoulders, good spring of rib and length, well angulated rear but not over exaggerated, moved well.
2nd CALVDALE HALF A STORY BETHERSDEN
B/w pretty head, good shoulders and, well bodied, well muscled correctly angulated rear, moved well. Nicely presented.
3rd GLEADSBURY DESTINY BELLE
JUNIOR BITCH (1, 0abs)
1st SH CH MELVERLY IRIDESCENT,
Tri 14 months, very pretty head and eye, good length of neck, well laid shoulders, good spring of rib, correctly angulated rear. Cover ground with ease on the move, a bitch I have liked from ringside in the past but today not her usual settled self.
YEARLING BITCH (6, 1abs)
1st PETRANELLA TIPPING THE WINK JW
L/W another pretty head, good neck and shoulders, firm level topline, good rear angulation, moved well with reach and drive.
2nd PEASBLOSSOM AURA AT FELLTOPS
Heavier type head than 1, but still retaining femininity, she has good neck and shoulders, good spring of rib, nicely angulated rear, holds a good outline on the move.
3rd DAENERYS MOONDANCER TO CHERISHYM
NOVICE BITCH (6, 3abs)
1st MELVERLY AMY DORRIT WITH COASTALGLOWS
B/w lovely headed and very appealing, good length of neck, well laid shoulders, good well balanced body, correctly angled rear. Moved well, covering the ground. BPIS.
2nd KHALEESI DE LES TRES LLACUNES WITH ALHAMBIAN (IMP ESP)
Well presented bitch with a retty head, good angulation front and rear, a little longer in body than 1, moved well once settled.
3rd Eastriding Love In Black With Cumani
GRADUATE BITCH (2,0abs)
1st SPUFFING PROSECCO
L/W Pretty headed, good neck and shoulders, good spring of rib, nicely angled rear, slightly low tail set, moved well
2nd ALLENIE’S THE OTHER SIDE, would like more substance throughout, upright in shoulder, good spring of rib, nicely angulated rear, moved ok.
POST GRADUATE BITCH (3, 2abs)
1st ALHAMBIAN AMY WINEHOUSE
3 year old Tri, very pretty head, good neck and shoulders, very good spring of rib, well angulated rear, unsettled on the move, showed glimpses that she was able to cover the ground really well.
LIMIT BITCH(2, 1abs)
1st TRIMERE TURN BACK TIME
Tri, very pretty head, good neck and shoulders, good spring ofrib, good angulated rear, in fabulous condition, moved well.
OPEN BITCH (6, 1abs)
1st SH CH BERESFORD NIGHT CLASS
L/W classic very pretty head, great length of neck, good front, well sprung ribs, short loin, so well muscled throughout, covered ground with ease. RBB.
2nd SH CH TRIMERE TIME FLYS
Pretty head and eye, good neck and shoulders, little longer in loin than 1, good well muscled rear, moved well, 3rd MELTAROSE MADELEINE AT MEONSTOKE
VETERAN BITCH (3, 0 abs)
1stSH CH TRIMERE TICKLE ME FANCY, L/W 7 years old, not looking her age at all, absolutely beautiful bitch, good neck and shoulders, good spring of rib, well muscled correct rear, moved well, with such style, in immaculate condition and perfect presentation. BB and BIS and BVIS.
2nd KINGSHEATH TOTAL DIVA AT FELLTOPS
L/w lovely head and eye, good length of neck, lovely well made bitch, holding her outline on the move.
3rd MEONSTOKE CHERRY BLOSSOM AT GROSBREUIL

Judge Mrs Lisa Nelson


I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Gundog Society of Wales for their invitation to judge
English Springers. English Springer Spaniels are one of my favourite breeds, and I have been honoured to judge
the breed at the American National Specialty and at the Westminster Kennel Club. I have also had the pleasure
to watch many ESS work in the field in the USA. While many feel that the breeds are emphatically different in
the US and the rest of the world, I beg to differ. I feel that many of the dogs I judged at the GDSW could
successfully compete in the States and I think the same can be said for some of the best American dogs if they
were to come to the UK. As a whole I was extremely impressed with the ESS entries. I saw plenty of moderate
animals with EXCEPTIONAL heads. One of the areas of concern for me in the USA is a lack of head type –
including eye shape/expression/good pigment, balance of foreface to back skull, and a tightness of skin on the
head. Breeders in the UK should be commended for the work they have done to maintain such an important
breed characteristic. Another area that I feel the entry excelled in was rib spring/rib shape. The entry was
generally compact through the body and I did not experience the “barrel ribbing” that, unfortunately, I
sometimes see in the USA. Finally, I appreciated the coat quality and amount of coat on the entry. Almost
every coat was silky with an excellent texture. Back coats were generally short, tight, and natural – a welcome
change from the heavily stripped and scissored back coats I often see at home. There were a few classes that
had exceptional depth of quality. My Open dog and Open bitch classes were a joy to judge. There were animals
in these classes who did not come home with a red or blue ribbon, but who I really feel are valuable to the
breed. I also felt the puppy classes had tons of quality and was pleased that my best puppy went on to a nice
Puppy Group 3rd. My dog and bitch challenge lineups were chock full of quality, and I couldn’t help but smile
when I stood back and looked at them. Thank you to my stewards for their hard work and to the exhibitors for
their entries. I truly had a wonderful time, and it was a pleasure to see so much breed type in one entry. Thank
you for the warm welcome!


MPD (2,1) 1 Weyman’s More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster At Spuffin A very well made puppy with
plenty of type. Pleasing head with chiseling coming in. Still growing into the skin on his head and neck.
Excellent front assembly. He has plenty of spring of rib and depth for his age. Forelegs are straight and feet are
tight and round. Very good quality of bone. Topline shows no sign of weakness and holds on the move as well
as standing. He is still figuring out moving in the ring, but I see tons of potential. Carries himself well with good
foot timing.
PD (5,1) 1 Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan At Gaolachcara. Stylish young dog with good leg to body
proportion. Upstanding and typey in outline. Nice shape to the back skull with a lovely expression. Good length
of neck coming from an exceptional placement of shoulder. He has tight elbows and plenty of fill. Wonderfully
balanced throughout with correct substance for age. Sound from all angles on the move. BPD and BP and was
pleased he was recognized in the puppy group as well. 2 Nicholson & Whitley’s Kingsheath Paso Doble.
Another quality puppy. This dog excels in strength through the rear. He has a lovely hock placement, and the
muscling is coming on. I feel this dog will benefit from time, as he is in the teenage stage where parts are
growing at different rates. He could be a bit tighter through the elbow. Superbly sound. 3 Merry’s Gleadsburyit
Is Destiny For Anacapa.
ND (4,2) 1 Kingsheath Paso Doble (see 2nd Place MPD). 2 Fugle’s Russell At Cumani (Imp Ita) Plenty of
substance on this young dog. Good bone shape and amount. Topline is solid with no signs of weakness. Could
use a bit more refinement through the head, though he has good pigment and a kind eye. Would benefit from
a shade more bend of stifle.
LD (4) 1 Topliss’ Sandylands Stand N Deliver. An exceptionally typey dog in super condition and coat. He has a
very pleasing outline with good leg to body proportions. He has a very nice flow from head to tail with a strong
and correct topline. I appreciate his low hock joint and neat feet. I wouldn’t want any more bone on this dog,
yet what he has is acceptable. Sound dog from all angles. Was in contention in the Challenge competition. 2
Gledhill’s Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (Imp). An honest dog with tons of quality. Love this dog’s head and
expression. Foreface and backskull are wonderfully balanced with good chiseling below the eye. He has
excellent spring of rib with an excellent topline. Very good shoulder placement. I would not want any more
bone on him. Very sound on the move on round, tight feet. Would give him a shade more leg to finish off the
outline. 3 Rowlinson’s Meltarose Midshipman.
OD (8,1) 1 Bjorkman’s Barecho Can’t Beat A Curry. What a dog! This dog is full of quality and type. Beginning at
his head, it is balanced with a lovely expression and shape to the eye. Very good pigment and chiseling. He is
masculine without being overdone and has a commanding presence with every step. He has an exceptional
front assembly which can be seen on the move as he correctly swings his front legs out from the shoulder with
ease. His leg to body proportions are spot on with excellent depth of body and bone quality. He is tightly knit
throughout, yet has the flexibility to allow him to work all day. His hocks are low and strong and his thighs are
well developed. He was brought in the very best condition with his coat quality being superb and moderate.
This dog did not put a foot down wrong and held his outline standing and moving. He, quite simply, gave me
goosebumps. I was pleased to reward his quality with the DCC and BOB. 2 Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown.
Another truly exceptional dog. The word “classic” comes to mind when I look at him. I love the flow of this dog,
from head to tail. He is a different style to the class winner, yet is an equally outstanding example of breed
type. He has a lovely head that flows to well laid back shoulders. He has plenty of fill in the front and good
length of upper arm. His topline is spot on, strong, and flowing. Tail set is lovely and he has a short loin. This
dog moves very soundly from the side, displaying reach and drive. He could be a bit stronger in the hock when
viewed from the rear. Brought in lovely condition and handled to perfection. RDCC. 3 Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford
Night Train.
VD (1) 1 Bjorkman’s Seu(u)Ch/Nou Ch Barecho You Rock My World. A quality dog with very good type and tons
of style. I liked him instantly as he soundly went around the ring. Well put together with a lovely outline.
Correct amount of bone. Well laid back shoulders and a super rear assembly. Could use a bit more fill in the
front. He is in very good condition for his age. Pleased to see such quality in the veteran class. Best Veteran
Dog and Best Veteran.
SBD/B (2) 1 Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes. In well muscled condition. Lovely bone quality and coat. A
beautiful and typey headpiece with a kind expression. Holds outline well both standing and on the move. I
would like to see a better lay of shoulder to give more length of neck, yet has a good topline with plenty of
muscling. 2 Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade. Beautiful expression on this one. Good bone with tight elbows.
Neat feet. Quality of the coat is nice – just needs a bit of maturity and coat, but time will bring that.
MPB (3,1) 1 Borkman’s Barecho Lil’ Bit Of Me. An exciting youngster for the future. This girl is very sound on
the move with an outgoing personality. She has a lovely lay to her shoulder and is balanced in angulation. Her
body is well developed for her age and she has a good quality of bone. She is a bit heavy in lip at the moment,
but as she is so young she has plenty of bone growth ahead of her. 2 Hydon’s Loxbourne Hustle And Bustle. I
just adore the personality of this puppy, she was so happy to be here. She, too, is sound on the go when she
settled between bounces. At the moment she is in a growth spurt, so things are at an in-between stage. Yet, I
see tons of potential in her and feel she has a lovely type. Her angulation in front and rear are quite nice and
she has a good shape to her bone. I feel she will be quite successful as a mature girl.
PB (5,1) 1 House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle. A wonderfully balanced young girl. I love her front assembly with
a good lay of shoulder and excellent length and return of upper arm. Straight forelegs and well arched feet.
She moves with ease and power around the ring and has excellent foot timing. I would give her a shade more
bend of stifle, but time could bring that. A quality girl for sure. 2 Harris’ Melverly Betsy Trottwood With
Coastalglows. Love this girl’s outline. It is so classic and balanced. She has good angulation fore and aft, with a
solid and low hock. In very good coat for her age. A bit heavy in lip, but again as she is a puppy she has some
growth ahead of her. Today she was a little overwhelmed by the activity, but I have no doubt this girl will have
a big future once settled. 3 Tolladay’s Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden.
JB (3,1) Smith’s Melverly Iridescent. A classy bitch who oozes type. I adore her outline and balance throughout.
Compact through the body, yet has plenty of angulation. Moves with purpose and has plenty of reach and
drive to do a day’s work. I think what I like most about this bitch is her moderation in all aspects. I would give
her a bit more stop in her head to finish it off, but she has a pleasing expression. She will be at her prime in
another year and will be a force to be reckoned with. 2 Osbourne’s Tiroen Typically Braego. Still growing up,
but love the length of leg she has. She is feminine yet has substance. Straight forelegs with round, tight feet.
Really nice rear, with low hock and good muscling. Just needs time.
NB (7) 1 Keely’s Khaleesi De Les Tres Llancunes With Alhambrian (Imp Esp) Such a spanielly girl with plenty of
depth of body and spring of rib. Pleasing outline and a really nice front assembly. This girl is very sound from all
angles (be sure not to move her too fast). Beautiful shape to her back skull and a pleasing expression. Nice
bone quality. I would give her more width across the rear, but she has a low hock joint and uses herself well. 2
Gleadsbury Destiny Belle (1st in puppy bitch) 3 Osbourne’s Tiroen Typically Braego (kcj).
GB (8,3) 1 Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink JW. Elegant girl on the best feet. She has a good flow to her
with very good balance. Excellent rear with good width of thigh and second thigh and low hock. Really like her
head, it is balanced in foreface and back skull with a lovely shape to the flew. Good length of leg and depth of
body. Would like to see her front feet a bit more true. She presents a very pleasing outline. Honest on the
move from all angles with reach and drive. 2 Joyce’s Peasblossom Aura At Felltops. Typey outline with good
angulation. Straight forelegs with good feet. Nice depth of body and short loin. Moves well around the ring.
Would like to see her with a shade less weight. Lovely back skull and balance to muzzle. Could have a bit less
lip. Good rear angulation with plenty of width across the thigh. 3 Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Daenerys
Moondancer To Cherishym.
PGB (2,1) 1 Keely’s Alhambian Amy Winehouse. Nice type to this girl. She is mature through the body with
good spring of rib and depth of body. I like her angulation, and she has tight elbows with a well placed
shoulder. Coat is of good quality with correct amount of feathering. Topline is strong and holds well on the
move. Today she was very happy to be in the ring, so I didn’t see her best going around. Happiness in the ring
is a good problem to have!
LB (3) 1 Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time. Really like the style and outline of this bitch. Lovely coat texture and
a nice, tight back coat. Good length of upper arm and legs are placed well underneath her. Upstanding girl with
a solid rear assembly. I feel she looks best when she is standing by herself. Pleasing head and expression.
Moves effortlessly with reach and drive. Unfortunate to meet more mature bitches in the challenge. 2 Topliss’
Sandylands Send My Love. Lots to like on this girl. She has a nice outline with good balance. Her topline is solid
and she carries it well around the ring. I like her shoulder placement and low hocks. Good spring of rib, short
loin, and nice depth of body on her. I appreciate her bone quality. She can give the illusion of knuckling over
when she is stacked. Moves well around the ring with purpose. 3 Lillie’s Freeway Fortune.
OB (10) 1 Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW. This girl is just my cup of tea! She drips in type from the tip of her
nose to the tip of her tail. So balanced with spot on leg to body proportions. But I cannot continue about her
without first addressing her headpiece. It is quite simply stunning. I could look at it all day. The balance
between back skull and foreface is spot on. She has the kindest of expression and a beautiful shape and color
to the eye. The muzzle is feminine but she has plenty of underjaw for retrieving. She has good spring of rib and
depth of body in an elegant package. Short loin and good tail placement. Her forelegs are straight and solid
and end in tight, round feet. Shoulder is well placed and she stands over her front legs well. Her rear nicely
matches her front with good muscling and low set hocks. She is honestly sound from all angles on the move.
BCC and BOS. 2 Casey & Jayes’ Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses. What a quality girl. She has such a pleasing
outline. She is what I would describe as a “one piece” bitch, meaning that she looks as if she was carved out of
one piece of wood. Her parts work harmoniously together to create one image. She stands well over her front
with a good placement to her shoulder. Her topline has no signs of weakness, both standing and moving. I
would give her a bit more strength in her hock joint. She powers her way around the ring in an exceptionally
effortless way. There is so much to appreciate about this girl. She was brought in the very best condition.
Pleased to have such a nice bitch to recognize for my RCC. 3 Taubman’s Meltarose Madeleine At Meonstoke.
VB (2) 1 Wildsmith & Brown’s Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy. This girl is hardly showing her age. A typey girl
with good proportions. Very nice head planed with a nice expression. She excels in topline which has no sign of
weakness. Moves soundly and happily. BVB. 2 Osbourne’s Petranella Exclusive With Braego. What a face on
this girl. I could look at her expression all day. Good bone and substance. A nice lay of shoulder and has correct
depth of body. A shade long through the body and loin. Happy to be here today.

Judge Mrs Meghen Riese-Bassel (USA)

SKC – OCTOBER – 2023

SPANIEL – ENGLISH SPRINGER

I would like to thank the officers and committee for their invitation to judge at their show. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and I was very pleased with the quality of my entries, especially my main winners. Thank you to my stewards for keeping the ring flowing efficiently and exhibitors for their entries and the generous way they accepted my decisions. 

PD (2) 1 Havard’s Annavah Accomplice. Well made puppy with pleasing head and expression. Balanced outline. Body developing nicely, deep chest. Good length to neck, well made front and rear. Moved well. Shown in good coat. Best Puppy in breed. 2 Stevenson’s Peasblosom Brogan at Gaolachcara. Another nice puppy who just needs time to develop.Typical head and expression. Strong neck, straight front, falls away a little over croup. Good bone and feet. Moved well enough. 

JD (1) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross at Mujascal JW. A well made dog who could do with losing a little weight. Typical head and expression. Strong neck, well made front and shoulders, well ribbed with depth to chest. Plenty of forechest. Good rear action with plenty of drive, strong topline on the move. 

YD (2,1) 1 Wilson’s Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie. Well balanced dog with good rib and length to height proportions. Strong neck, correct topline when stood and on the move. well made front and back enabling to move correctly with reach and drive. 

LD (2) 1 Topliss’ Sandylands Stand N Deliver. Stylish dog shown in excellent coat and condition. Typical head and expression good length to neck set into well made shoulders. Straight front. Well made body, correct rib with good depth. Strong rear. Liked his length to height ratio making him very well balanced throughout. Strong topline which he kept on the move. Moved with real reach and drive effortlessly. CC and BOB. 2 Ganarin’s Berkenbar Giovanni. Very nice type with a lot to like. A little overweight and did not move so well today. 

OD (5,2) 1 Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Night Train. These top 2 dogs could change places on another day. Well made throughout. Another with a typical head and expression, balanced outline, well made front and rear, strong topline and shown in excellent coat and condition. Just felt that today this dog had the more positive front action. Res CC. 2 Eyeington & Eyeington’s Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightening Bolt. A very striking dog who is immaculately presented. Similar comments apply. Very close call between these 2. Not difficult to see why they both have their titles. I could happily awarded 3 CCs today. 3 Rose’s Westerway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (Imp Nor). 

VD (1) 1 Such’s Trimere Ticks The Box at Wujascal ShCM. Stood alone but worthy winner. Liked his outline when stood, masculine head, plenty of bone. A little unsettled on the move today. Shown in excellent coat and condition. Best veteran in breed. 

PB (3,1) 1 Ritchie’s Kittlegairy Still Game. Liked her for type. Maturing nicely. feminine head and expression. Good length to neck, well made shoulders. Nice bone and feet. Balanced throughout with enough rear angulation. Needs to settle on the move. 2 Tolladay & Tolladay’s Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden, different type to winner but has plenty to offer and has time on her side. Did not move well today. 

JB (2,1) 1 Smith’s Melverly Iridescent. Although she stood alone in this class she really caught my eye. A lovely bitch to go over. Loved her outline and balance. Correct spring and depth to rib.Correct angulation front and back. Solid topline when stood and moving. Feminine head and expression, good reach of neck. Compact with excellent bone and feet. Moved exceptionally well and although still maturing could not be denied the CC today. 

YB (5,2) 1 Rose’s Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch. Another with a very balanced outline. Lovely reach of neck, well made shoulders, good depth to chest. Plenty of rear angulation. moved well. 2 Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade. Not quite the balance of winner. Pleasing head and expression. Good reach of neck, well placed shoulders. Correct topline. Enough rear angulation. Would have liked to see more positive movement. 

LB (3) 1 Topliss’ Sandylands Send My Love. Loved her outline and overall balance. Feminine head and expression. Strong neck, well made shoulders, strong topline which she holds well on the move. Lovley spring of rib, good bone and feet. Well angled rear. Moved with reach and drive. Close call in challenge. Res CC today. 2 Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time. Another lovely bitch. I m sure her and my winner will change places many times. Similar comments apply. Just thought my winner had the edge on coat and maturity today. Moved soundly. 3 Wilson & Connor’s Potrail Turns The Swag On For Pinereoch. 

OB (4,2) 1 Corbett’s Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s. Another bitch from the top drawer. Easy to see why she has her title and pushed my main winners really hard. 2 Casey & Jayes’ Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses. Unlucky to meet winner in such good form. Another from the top drawer. In fact I was spoilt for choice with at least 4 of my top winners capable of winning the CC on another day. 

VB (1) 1 Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder. Well made feminine bitch who was certainly enjoying her day out, nicely balanced, well bodied and in good coat. sound back and front. Moved well. 

SBB (1) 1 Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade. 2ndin yearling. Best Special beginners in Breed.

Judge: Nigel Worth

I would like to thank the Belfast Dog Show Society for inviting me to come and judge English Springer Spaniels. This was my first time awarding CC´s for the in the UK. I would like to thank the exhibitors coming from Ireland and the mainland in the UK to come all the way to Belfast, I appreciate the effort you all put it in to make the journey. I really was impressed with my main winners and they could win anywhere in the world. The amount of dogs present wasn´t a lot, but it is the quality that counts, not the quantity.

LD (3,0)

1. Topliss´ Sandylands Stand N Deliver

 Beautiful male of excellent type with correct size and length of leg, compact outline, fantastic well chiselled masculine head with lovely almond shaped eyes with kind expression, correct length and depth of muzzle, low set ears, excellent slightly arched long neck, solid topline with correct tailset, well angulated frontangulation, textbook hindquarters, deep body with good sprung ribs, excellent strong bone, as his contruction would expect his movement was simply amazing with powerful drive from his hindquarters with lovely tailaction. Shown in immaculate coat and condition. He really stood out for type and balance and had no doubts to award him the CC.

2. Jenkinson´s Eastriding Royal Black

 Lovely male with excellent proportions, masculine head that needs to fill out in skull, lovely shaped eyes, low set ears, good set of neck, excellent topline and tailset, enough angulations in front, good backend, lovely body and substance, nice bone and feet, moved with good sidegait, enough reach in front, very nice coat and condition. He was my ultimate RCC winner.

3. Warrener´s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes

OD (3,1)

1. Knapp´s Ir Sh Ch Templecarrig High Hope

 Very strong and powerful dog with well shaped masculine head, a bit heavy in lips. Very good set of neck, correct topline, balanced angulations, deep in body with maximum substance, strong bone. Moved with good reach and drive, lovely coat and condition. He was very typey in overall outline and balance which made him win this class.

2. Warrener´s – Eastfalla Sherlockholmes

 Compact, somewhat elegant male, well shaped skull, a touch short in muzzle, balanced angulations, very good ribcage, he stood out on the move when he excelled with reach and drive and a lovely outline. Lovely coat and condition.

SPD (1,0)

1. Warrener´s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes

GB (1,0)

1. Savell´s Petranella Tipping The Wink JW

 Lovely young young with excellent outline, feminine well chiselled head, correct depth and length in muzzle, lovely almond shaped eyes and low set ears, excellent angulations fore and aft, lovely body and substance with good spring of ribs, powerful bone, moved with good drive behind, just needs time to settle a bit more in front, beautiful coat and condition.

LB (3,0)

1. Topliss´ Sandylands Send My Love

 Beautiful outline with excellent proportions and length of leg, very feminine head, well chiselled and correct depth in muzzle, enough stop, lovely almond shaped eyes with kind expression, well shaped low set ears, excellent shoulders and good upperarm, very strong hindquarters, good depth in body with excellent spring of ribs, strong and powerful bone. Outstanding mover with powerful drive behind, shown in immaculate coat and condition, a very nice typey bitch who ultimately landed the RCC.

2. Jenkinson´s Barecho Fame Queen at Eastriding (Imp Swe)

 Beautiful bitch of excellent type, really stood out for type, well shaped feminine head, excellent muzzle, good earset, moderate length of neck, good topline, balanced angulations, well bodied, strong bone, moved with good drive behind, enough reach in front, lovely coat and condition.

 3. Corbett´s Trimere Turn Back Time

OB (3,0)

1. Corbett´s Sh Ch Trimere Time Flys (Miss S J Corbett)

 WOW, what a stunning bitch full of quality and type, loved her the moment she came into my ring, she is the type of Springer I have in my mind ticking the boxes within the breed standard. She is so well built, compacy, strong, merry and active, excellent length of leg, lovely well chiselled feminine hear with correct stop, lovely alert expression through her almond shaped eyes, excellent low set lobular ears, lovely slightly arched neck flowing into a strong topline, textbook angulations, excellent spring of ribs, lovely bone and compact feet. When she sets off to move she is very eager but when settled she showed me this so typical movement for the breed with the unique long swing front action we aim for in the breed! She stood out for me for type, movement and presented in tiptop condition I was immediately convinced she would be my CC winner and had no hesitations to award her BOB! Later in the afternoon she put up a stellar performance and was awarded 4th in group under the Gundogspecialist Diane Stewart-Ritchie.

2. Casey & Jayes´ Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses

 Another typey bitch with excellent proportions, very compact in body, excellent length of leg, beautiful feminine well chiselled head with excellent earset, lovely almond shaped eyes, good earset, moderate neck and excellent strong topline, balanced angulations and lovely body and substance, on the day she was very excited and moved with excellent reach and drive, just a bit hard time to settle properly, I am convinced she would need a big ring to perform her best, lovely coat and condition.

3. Knapp´s Star Dancer at Templecarrig Jun Ch

SJOERD JOBSE, Sweden

Thank you to Darlington for inviting me to give my 1st set of CCs in Springers. Such a super showground.
Also, thanks to the exhibitors for the overall quality of the entry. Only one slight issue was the number with
“Sickle Hocks”, something I also found when judging ESS in the USA.

BEST OF BREED : 1225 CASEY, Mr E & JAYES, Mrs E Sh Ch Sandylands Send the Roses
Dog CC : 1231 EYEINGTON, Mrs Jane & EYEINGTON, Mr Steve Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt
Res Dog CC : 1258 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
Bitch CC : 1225 CASEY, Mr E & JAYES, Mrs E Sh Ch Sandylands Send the Roses
Res Bitch CC : 1250 SAVELL, Ms Christine Petranella Tipping The Wink JW
Best Puppy : 1230 COX, Mrs Ro & COX, Mr Nigel Tiroen To Have And To Hold
Best Veteran : 1264 WATSON, Ms Shirley Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder VW

Class 331 VD NO ENTRIES
Class 332 MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1266 WEYMAN, Mrs J More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster at Spuffing
Very promising young male. Loved his head type, angulation, bone and overall construction. Excellent
movement and in good coat. Should have a good future, just not as mature a PD winner.
Class 333 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1235 HAVARD, Miss & Mrs L A & P J Annavah Accomplice
Super head type and work through the eyes. Excellent angulation front and rear with good body and topline.
Fabulous on the move with correct front and drive from behind. In super coat BPD.
Class 334 JD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1232 EYEINGTON, Mrs Jane & EYEINGTON, Mr Steve Meadowdale Twix
Super young male from nose to tail. Fabulous head type and expression, well set ears, correct topline and
correct angulation front and rear, which gave him such sound driving movement. In super coat and condition
2nd: 1251 SUCH, Miss J A Carlyquinn Captain Ross At Mujascal JW
Nice all through, good head type, shape and angulation. Not the movement or quality of 1.
3rd: 1234 GLEDHILL, Mrs Jane Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes Taf
Class 335 PGD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1259 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Beresford Be My Guest
Good overall make and shape, well off for bone, and sound mover. A bit reserved.
Class 336 LD (6 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 1244 MORGANS, Mrs Nicola Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz
Excellent male, super head and eye, angulation, topline and in good coat. Excelled on the move.
2nd: 1253 TERRY-RICHARDSON, Mrs Y & RICHARDSON, MR PAUL CHERISHYM DOFIDA
Another quality boy, close up to winner and same remarks apply.
3rd: 1233 GLEDHILL, Mrs Jane Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (Imp Esp)
Res: 1237 JENKINSON, Mrs K Eastriding Royal Black
Class 337 OD (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 1231 EYEINGTON, Mrs Jane & EYEINGTON, Mr Steve Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt
Fabulous, mature male, Superb head type, well set ears. Super lay of shoulders and front and rear angulation.
In full coat and excellent condition. Correct free flowing movement and kept his topline so well. Handled to
perfection to win this class and the Dog CC.
2nd: 1258 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
A second fantastic male, has all the qualities of the winner, and so very close – no hesitation in calling him in
and giving Res Dog CC.
3rd: 1227 CHANDLER, Miss Elizabeth Elazlan Tribal Craft
Res: 1248 ROSE, Mrs Edith Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (imp Nor)
VHC: 1224 CASEY, Mr E & JAYES, Mrs E Sh Ch Sandylands Xpress Delivery
Class 338 VB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1264 WATSON, Ms Shirley Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder VW
Wonderful outline, size and balance. Super head type, construction and in full coat. Excellent on the move to
win the class and Best Veteran
2nd: 1267 WILDSMITH, Mrs M & WILDSMITH, Mrs S & BROWN, Mrs E Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy
Finer all through than the winner, pleasing head type, moderate angulation, a bit square overall, moved well
and in good coat.
Class 339 MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 1
Class 340 PB (4 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 1230 COX, Mrs Ro & COX, Mr Nigel Tiroen To Have And To Hold
Beautiful youngster, fabulous head type, dark eye, good ear set, neck flowed into topline. Correct angulation
front and rear which gave her free flowing movement. Excellent bone and feet and in good coat. BP
2nd: 1236 HAVARD, Miss & Mrs L A & P J Annavah Aquarius
Nice pup with good overall shape, moderate angulation and sound movement.
3rd: 1255 TOLLADAY, Mrs Shelagh & TOLLADAY, Mr Gilbert Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden
Class 341 JB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1250 SAVELL, Ms Christine Petranella Tipping The Wink JW
Just gorgeous, fabulous outline, superb work to head, dark eye, correct ear set, neck and angulation front and
rear. Handled to perfection and in great coat and condition. Outstanding movement, won her the class and Res
CC.
2nd: 1241 KEELY, Mr & Mrs M J & K Khaleesi De Les Tres Llacunes with Alhambian (IMP)
Well coated bitch but not the outline of the winner. Moderate angulation and sound mover.
Class 342 PGB (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1249 ROSE, Mrs Edith Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch
These two females were full of quality. Fabulous head type, excellent overall shape and correct angulation.
Super movers, excellent coat – very little between them.
2nd: 1262 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Beresford It’s A Sin ( see above)
3rd: 1238 JENKINSON, Mrs K Barecho Fame Queen At Eastriding (Swe Imp)
Res: 1265 WEYMAN, Mrs J Spuffing Prosecco
VHC: 1254 TERRY-RICHARDSON, Mrs Y & RICHARDSON, MR PAUL DAENERYS MOONDANCER TO CHERISHYM
Class 343 LB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 1229 COX, Mrs Ro & COX, Mr Nigel Petranella Fleur De Lily Avec Tiroen
Superb female, so well made, lovely head type, Correct shaped dark eye, excellent angulation giving fabulous
movement. In great coat and condition, Close to top honours.
2nd: 1256 TOPLISS, Mrs Trudy Sandylands Send My Love
Good body shape but long in head and lacks stop. Upright in forearm. Excellent coat and flashy movement.
3rd: 1243 LILLIE, Mr & Mrs. J. & L. Freeway Fortune
Class 344 OB (7 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 1225 CASEY, Mr E & JAYES, Mrs E Sh Ch Sandylands Send the Roses
Beautiful – filled my eye and had everything I was looking for. So balanced from her well made, feminine head
through to her tail with good topline, angulation and in full coat. Just flowed round the ring with correct front
movement and drive from behind. At one with her handler to win this class, CC , BOB and late Group 2. Just
stunning.
2nd: 1226 CHANDLER, Miss Elizabeth Sh Ch Elazlan Right of Reply
Super female has everything in the right place, Excellent head type, construction and movement. Over coated
which spoilt her overall appeal.
3rd: 1242 LILLIE, Mr & Mrs. J. & L. Freeway Remembrance
Res: 1228 CHANDLER, Mrs Angela Ruth Chanangel Music Of The Night
VHC: 1240 KEELY, Mr & Mrs M J & K Shipden Alhambian Diana Dors

Richmond 23

MPD (4) 1 Nicholson & Whitley, Kingsheath Paso Doble. 8 months old male pleasing type like darker eye, clean
neck and shoulders, enough bone, good legs and feet, nice body and outline went well.
2 Clifford, Dexbenella Oasis Dream of Chamford. 6 months old, head needs to break nice bone, straight legs,
body well ribbed, good quarters, went soundly
3 Fitchett, Kingsheath Sundance.
PD (3,1) 1 Havard, Annavah Accomplice. 11 months old male very nice type, good head proportions clean neck
and front assembly, plenty bone, straight legs, good feet, body well balanced loin well muscled, moved well
both ways and in profile holding his topline. BP.
JD (2) 1 Such, Carlyquinn Captain Ross At Mujascal JW. 17 months male up to size, good head shape, touch full
in eye, plenty bone, good legs and feet, body well balanced, good quarters and set on, moved well with drive.
2 Gledhill, Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes Taf. 15 months old male, like better head, touch loose in eye, clean
neck, bit straight in shoulder, good legs nd feet, moved well behind bit untidy in front.
YD (1) 1 Topliss, Beresford Be My Guest. 22 months old male pleasing head and expression, nice eye, clean
neck and front assembly, enough bone, strong body well ribbed just needs to settle on the move to make the
best of himself.
ND (1) 1 Nicholson & Whitley, Kingsheath Paso Doble. Repeat.
PGD (2) 1 Chandler, Elazlan Tribal Craft. 18 months male good type, nice head proportions, correct eye and
expression, clean neck and shoulders, plenty bone, straight legs, strong body good depth of chest, well ribbed
back, moved well both ways.
2 Allery, Dexbenella Final Frontier. 4 yrs old male pleasing head and expression, bit loose in eye, good neck,
straight legs, nice body, could move better.
LD (6,1) 1 Rowlinson, Meltarose Midshipman. 3 yrs old male nice head shape, clean neck and front assembly,
enough bone, nice body and outline, went soundly. RCC.
2 Gledhill, Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (Imp Esp) 3 yrs old male pleasing type, good head and expression, body
well ribbed, good quarters, could move better.
3 Topliss, Sandylands Stand N Deliver.
OD (3) 1 Calvert, Calvdale Ever Thus JW. 2 yrs old male very nice type, moved well both ways and in profile.
Good head proportions, nice eye and expression, clean neck and front assembly, plenty bone, straight legs
good feet, body well balanced, good depth of chest and well ribbed back, quarters enough angulation. Was
pleased to award him the CC. \
2 Casey & Jayes, Sh Ch Sandylands Xpress Delivery. 2 yrs old male nice type but would like better head, clean
neck and shoulders, good legs and feet, body well balanced, went soundly.
3 Ainsley & Nicklin, Daenerys Blood Of The Dragon.
SBD (1) 1 Allery, Dexbenella Final Frontier. Repeat.
MPB (4,2) 1 Tolladay & Tolladay, Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden. 9 months old bitich pleasing type not
making the best of herself, needs to settle on the move. Good head shape nice eye and expression, clean neck,
straight legs, body well balanced, needs time.
2 Gledhill, Dexbenella Dream of Dreams. Only 6 months old still very immature, pleasing head, nice neck, good
body and outline, bit untidy in front on the move.
PB (1) 1 Havard, Annavah Aquarius. Pleasing type, head needs to break, clean neck and shoulders, enough
bone, good legs and feet, body well ribbed good quarters and set on. Needs to settle on the move.
JB (2) 1 Evans, Meadowdale Wispa. 1 yr old bitch bit plain in head and round in eye, leathers well set, clean
neck, good bone, nice body loin strong and well muscled, moved well with drive
YB (4,1) 1 Cokell & Nicklin, Carlyquinn Morwenna JW. 17 months old bitch very nice type, good head
proportions nice expression, clean neck and front assembly, straight legs, good bone. strong body, quarters
well muscled, went soundly.
2 Savell, Petranella Tipping The Wink JW. 18 months bitch another nice one. pleasing head, touch full in eye,
good neck and shoulders, plenty bone, strong body well ribbed, went well.
3 Ainsley & Nicklin & Hende, Daenerys Red Priestess.
PGB (3,1) 1 Procter, Petranella Perfick Bliss. 2 yrs old bitch well balanced, pleasing head, clean neck, nice body
and outline, could move better.
2 Strover, Seaspring Windcatcher at Chipewyan. 2 yrs old bitch found her bit narrow through and long cast,
like more of her, could move better.
LB (6,4) 1 Taubman, Meltarose Madeleine at Meonstoke. 3 yr old bitch good type, nice head proportions, clean
neck, shoulders well laid, good bone, legs and feet, body well ribbed, quarters well muscled, moved soundly.
2 Topliss, Sandylands Send My Love. 2 yr old bitch, bit plain in head, lacked stop, straight legs, good bone, tight
feet, nice body and outline, good quarters and set on. Moved well behind and in profile.
OB (5) 1 Corbett, Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s. 2 yrs old bitch excellent type, lovely head and expression, correct
eye shape, leathers well set, clean neck and front assembly, plenty bone, good legs and feet, body good depth
of chest and well ribbed back, good quarters and set on. Moved well with reach and drive holding her topline.
Shown in good coat and condition CC & BOB.
2 Ainsley & Nicklin, Daenerys Winds Of Winter. 6 yr old bitch good type, nice head shape, good eye and
expression, plenty bone, good body and outline, moved soundly. RCC.
3 Calvert, Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW
SBB (3) 1 Proctor, Petranella Perfick Bliss. Repeat. 2 Strover, Seaspring Windcatcher at Chipewyan. Repeat.

Judge Mrs Jill Peak

Thank you to the L&CESSC for this appointment and to my two stewards Lesley and Jane, who kept things moving.
Thank you to the Exhibitors for my lovely entry I thoroughly enjoyed my day and was thrilled with my line ups.
We had a large ring which gave scope for the dogs to really move out, although it was a little slippy underfoot
affecting some of the movement and also the carpet hid some metal grating which did put some of the dogs off.
On the whole presentation was very good but I surprisingly found a few bad mouths and also some movement that
would benefit from better muscle condition.

Minor Puppy Dog 5 (2)
1st More Than Amazing Wanna Be A Gangster at Spuffing
Pleasing head with mischievous expression, good eye colour, well off for bone, strong through neck and
forequarters, well bodied for age, fab balance in rear assembly with good first and second thigh, lovely sound
movement and correct behind with a steady stride for one so young, will watch his progress with interest. BPD
BPIS
2nd Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachara
heavier through the head, good bone throughout, nice crest to neck forequarters ok but not as well balanced
throughout, slightly shorter in rib and a little straight through the stifle, not as confident on the move as one today
3rd Dexbenella Oasis Drean of Chamford

Puppy Dog 2 (2)
Sadly the flooring got the better of this youngster and the owner sensibly withdrew him

Junior Dog 2 (1)
1st Hunterheck Fade to Black
dark eye, strong head, low ear set, nice depth of body, neat feet, was a little stiff on the move today and not
as confident in forward reach, good tail carriage on the move.
Yearling Dog 2 (1)
1st Elazlan Tribal Craft
young dog of good size, masculine head with good eye, needs time to mature in body but good front and used
strong rear hind quarter to move out and handled to advantage, well presented.

Graduate Dog 2 (1)
1st Beresford On My Way with Acregate
pleasing masculine head with lovely tapering neck into good forequarters, good depth of chest, well off for bone
and well muscled first and second thigh, good reach on the move and had a lashing tail, presented in good
condition.

Post Graduate Dog – no entries

Limit Dog 5 (2)
1st Beresford Bolt From The Blue
good balance to muzzle and pleasing masculine head with good planes and chiselling, clean over the neck, good
layback of shoulders and good bone throughout, balanced back and front, neat feet and won this class on his
sound and fluid movement – pleased to award him RBD and Best B&W
2nd Dexbelella Double Oh Seven
strong masculine head just preferred the head of one, strong neck, ok front, presented to advantage, shorter
coupled than class winner and struggled a little today on the move not enjoying the slippery carpet.
3rd Dexbenella Frilled To Bitz

Open Dog 3 (1)
1st Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
beautifully balanced masculine head with lovely soft expression, good length of neck into good lay back of
shoulders, strong through rib and loin, well developed hindquarters, moved out with springer style on a free and
easy stride, presented in excellent condition – thrilled to award him BD and BIS
2nd Pendarlow Peter Pan With Braego
narrower head than one, kind eye and expression, low ear set, a little heavy and not as tidy over the shoulders,
well developed body and hindquarters but another that wasn’t enjoying the flooring today

Minor Puppy Bitch 5 (3)
1st Dexbenella In My Dreams
well put together 6 month old, beautifully presented, feminine soft expression, low set ears and well bodied,
small feet, moved out well with a steady stride – BPB
2nd Calvdale Half a Story Bethersden
longer muzzle than one, kind expressive eye and well set ears, shorter in rib than one and not as steady on the
move today, needs time to mature throughout, well presented and sympathetically handled.

Puppy Bitch 2 (2)

Junior Bitch 3 (1)
1st Melverly Iridescent
loved the balance to her standing, good depth to muzzle and kind expression, low ear set, strong through her rear
assembly, moved out well in the class once settled but not as sure when it came to the challenge today.
2nd Peasblosson Aura At Felltops
lovely dark soft expressive eye, feminine head, nice length of rib and good front angulation, would like a little
more width of thighs but moved ok and unlucky to meet one today.

Yearling Bitch 4 (1)
1st Petranella Tipping the Wink JW
lovely pleasing head of correct proportions, mischievous expression, good depth of rib and layback of shoulder,
well ribbed back and strong through loin, short hock to heel and presented in good condition, moved out well on a
good stride once settled on the flooring.
2nd Beresford It’s a Sin
pretty feminine head, low set ears, good depth to chest but longer cast than one, wasn’t as confident on the move
today and didn’t really stride out to her best advantage
3rd Hunterheck Lost in a Spell

Graduate Bitch 4 (1)
1st Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays
well presented young bitch, feminine head, low set ears, good length of rib through to a well set on tail, short hock
to heel, moved out steadily once settled on the flooring
2nd Spuffing Prosecco
smaller framed bitch than 1 but all in proportion, lovely dark kind eye, good through forequarters, held level
topline on the move, just not as fluid on the move as one today
3rd Petranella Perfick Bliss
Post Graduate Bitch 1
1st Dexbenella Frivolity
pretty springer head with soulful eyes and good ear set, strong tapering neck, well developed body and
hindquarters, good tail action on the move, steady movement

Limit Bitch 1
1st Dexbenella Double Vision
beautifully presented, low set ear on a strong expressive head, short coupled, would have liked a bit more strength
behind but she moved out well when moved at a slightly faster pace and her tail got happier the more she moved.

Open Bitch 3 (1)
1st Sh Ch Trimere Tickle My Fancy
beautiful feminine head with melting expression, tidily built though clean neck tapering into well laid back
shoulders, strong through well ribbed body and well muscled hindquarters, presented in excellent condition
belaying her veteran age, moved out with precision and springer style – thrilled to award her BB, RBIS and
BVIS
2nd Pendarlow Tiana
a larger framed bitch than one and different style of head but in proportion throughout, maybe carrying a little
extra weight today but that didn’t show on the move, she won her honours on her movement, free flowing correct
movement with a confident footfall – well deserved RBB
Veteran Bitch 4 (2)
1st Pentranella The Real Deal Of Pendarlow
pretty head, with good chiselling and expression, good forechest and well ribbed, strong through thigh and short
hock to heel, moved out well for her age.
2nd Kingsheath Total Diva at Felltops
larger framed bitch throughout, heavier in head than one, low ear set, longer cast, not as confident as one on the
move today

City of Birmingham 23

Growing up in the North East doing the local shows, sitting from start to finish, you gained knowledge of many
breeds and one on these was the English Springer. Two kennels were dominant then and that was the
‘Teesview’ and ‘Clevehill’ and if you managed to get past either you had done well; the best training ground
ever! I must thank one of today’s exhibitors for her entry of 13. I did have a clear mind of what I wanted and I
found plenty of quality accompanied with good breed type throughout. In the main most decisions were
accepted with grace and all exhibits were presented in excellent condition. I do however wish that the metal
plates under the carpet could be identified more making a clanging noise whilst being stepped on did affect a
few exhibits.
SBD (3,1a) 1 Reynolds, Clentonian Pitch Perfect, 2 year old L/W. Pleasing in head which displays correct
proportions with correct dentition. Clear in eye with well placed ears. Neck flows into a clean front assembly.
Ribbing is ok with level topline which leads to correct croup and tailset. He stands on quality bone with neat
compact feet. On the out and back he displayed accurate footfalls and held his profile on the go around.
Presented in good order, however still more time needed to complete the picture; in time this will come.
2 Le-Clerc & Le-Clerc, Hunterheck Fade to Black, 17 months B/W. head ok but would prefer more strength in
the foreface. Kind in eye, OK in neck, firm in topline with plenty in rib. Bone and feet correct. General
proportions on the stack display correct balance. Unfortunately was not happy on the move whilst giving his
handler a hard time but was presented in good condition.
PD (7,3) 1 Eyeinton, Eyeington, Meadowdale Twix, 11 months L/W. Well grown individual who is of a full
measure. Masculine in head which displays correct proportions with strength in foreface. Kind in eye which
gives off a pleasing expression all finished off with well placed ears. Neck has strength which flows into a clean
front assembly. He excels in rib with level topline which leads to correct croup and tailset. He is well angulated
in his rear which leads to strong parallel hocks. He stands on correct bone with neat commpact feet. Put his
best foot forward on the out and back displaying correct reach and drive whilst holding a pleasing profile on
the go around and was presented in good order. BPIB.
2 Havard, Annavah Accomplice, 11 months L/W. Another with plenty to admire all through. Correct
proportions in head which displays good balance. Would however prefer a darker eye. Ears are well placed.
Plenty in neck with a clean front assembly. Ribbing is carried well back to a firm loin. Topline is level which
leads to correct croup and tailset. He stands on quality bone with neat compact feet. Moved out well on the
out and back whilst holding a pleasing profile on the go around. Close up to the winner and will have his day!
3 Stevenson, Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara.
JD (3,1) 1 Such, Carlyquinn Captain Ross at Mujascal JW, 16 months JW. Another up to size individual. Correct
in head, eye and expression. Clear in eye which gives off a pleasing expression. Plenty in neck with good
ribbing. Bone and feet correct. On the move he was unsettled but warranted this class.
2 Le-Clerc, Le-Clerc, Hunterheck Fade to Black, second in Special Beginners.
GD (3) 1 Tracz, Beresford on my Way with Acregate L/W. A well made individual of good merit. Correct in
head, eye and expression with well placed ears. Neck flows into a clean front assembly. Plenty in ribbing with
level topline which leads to correct croup and tailset. He stands on correct bone with neat compact feet.
Moved with accurate footfalls on the out and back whilst keeping a pleasing profile on the go around and was
presented in good order.
2 Bullock, Trixhund Secret Obsession L/W. My notes say plenty to admire all through on this one but was giving
a little away in maturity to the winner. Also, his skull needs further development, having said that he is clear in
eye with well placed ears. Neck is clean and flows into a well laid shoulder. Ribbing is adequate with level
topline which leads to correct croup and tailset. He stands on quality bone with compact feet. What he does
possess is an easy reach and drive on the out and back whilst holding an eye catching profile on the go around.
He was presented in good order. Simply needs more time to develop.
3 Reynolds, Clentonian Pitch Perfect (winner of Special Beginners).
PGD (2,1) 1 Chandler, Elazlan Tribal Craft, B/W 18 months. Found plenty to admire about this one. Head, eye
and expression all good with plenty in foreface all finished off with well placed ears. Neck flows into a clean
front assembly with sufficient in forechest. Topline is solid and he is well ribbed. Bone and feet correct and he
displayed an easy free flowing stride on the out and back. Presented in good order.
LD (7,2) Good class! 1 Topliss, Sandylands Stand N Deliver, 2 year old L/W. Clean in head which displays correct
proportions. Clear in eye all finished off with well placed ears. His neck flows into a clean front assembly with
ribbing carried well back to a firm loin. He stands on quality bone with neat compact feet. Going away he
displays parallel rear drive and is ok on the return. It’s his willingness to please his handler on the go around
that caught my eye giving him one hundred percent at all times. RCC today. His day will come!
2 Walker, Walker, Dexbenella Double Ch Seven, 2 year old L/W. Another exhibit with plenty to admire all
through. Head is ok with a clear eye which gives off a pleasing expression with ears well placed. Neck flows
into a clean front assembly with plenty in rib. Bone and feet good. On the stack he displays total balance and
was positive on the move. Close up to the winner!
3 Morgans, Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz.
OD (7,2) Good class! 1 Calvert, Calvdale Ever Thus JW 2 year old L/W. This stable has produced many quality
examples of this breed over a long period of time and I believe this chap is possibly way up there for overall
type and quality and soundness! On inspection his head is classic which displays correct proportions with
strength in foreface. Clear in eye which gives off a pleasing expression all finished off with well placed ears. His
neck simply flows into a clean front assembly with plenty in ribbing. Topline is solid which leads to a firm loin
with correct croup and tailset. His bone has strength with neat compact feet. On the stack he displays such
perfect balance. On the move he displayed accurate footfalls on the out and back whilst holding an eye
catching profile on the go around. He was presented in gleaming coat and condition. More to come from this
one with just a bit more overall maturity. Pleased to award him the CC today (his third) and later on fending off
a strong challenge for BOB from what turned out to be his daughter and delighted to witness him shortlisted in
a strong Gundog Group! By the time this report is printed I suspect he may have gained more awards!
2 Topliss, Sh Ch Beresford Night Train, 6 year old L/W. yet another quality exhibit to go over. He scores in head,
eye and expression. Plenty in neck, excellent in ribbing. Topline Is solid. Bone and feet all good. Overall body
outline on the stack displays correct proportions. On the move he too was accurate on the out and back and
gave off a pleasing profile on the go around. A worthy Ch indeed.
3 Topliss, Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown. Completing a trio of top draw exhibits.
SBB (5,2) 1 Proctore, Petranella Perfick Bliss, 2 year old L/W. Feminine in head with a kind eye which gives off a
pleasing expression with well placed ears. Her neck flows into a clean front assembly with sufficient in
forechest. Her ribbing is well sprung and carried back to a firm loin. Topline is ok which leads to correct croup
and tailset. Bone and feet ok. Went away with parallel rear drive whilst holding an ok profile on the go around.
Presented in good order.
2 Frusher, Dexbenella Fedella at Shersona, 4 year old L/W. Has some correct breed points. Head, eye and
expression all correct. Neck flows into a clean front assembly. Topline and tailset correct. Bone and feet ok,
however was carrying excessive weight today which detracted from her overall body outline but was sound on
the move.
3 Le-clerc, Le-Clerc, Hunterheck Lost in a Spell.
VB (1) 1 Wildsmith, Wildsmith, Brown, Ch Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy, 71/2 year old L/W. Judged this lady as a
youngster and admired her then and I still do. She now returns with her title so congratulations! Only just
eligible for Veteran still retains all her qualities. Head has correct balance with the most appealing eye and
expression. Neck flows into a clean front assembly with a well filled forechest. Excellent rib with firm topline.
Bone and feet are correct. She moved out with good reach and drive whilst holding an eye catching profile on
the go around. Presented in A1 order and at one with her handler. Would not be surprised to find she will
continue to claim major awards! Best Veteran today.
PB (8,4) Good class! 1 Walker, Walker, Dexbenella In My Dreams, 6 months L/W. Eye catching individual of
true type. Most appealing in head which is feminine with correct proportions. Kind in eye which gives off the
most appealing expression. Her neck flows into a clean front assembly. At this early stage she is forward in
ribbing with correct topline. Correct bone and feet. Standing she displays correct overall body proportions and,
whilst on the move, she was accurate on the out and back holding a pleasing profile on the go around.
Narrowly missing out for Best Puppy in Breed to the male on maturity, but should have a bright future!
2 Havard, Annavah Aquarios, 11 months L/W. Plenty to admire about this one. Scores in head, eye and
expression all finished off with well placed ears. Clean in neck which flows into a well laid shoulder. Plenty in
ribbing. Topline is level which leads to correct croup and tailset. Her bone has quality with compact feet.
Another that displayed accurate footfalls the out and back. Close up to the winner for overall breed type and
will continue to do well!
3 Tolladay, Tolladay, Calvdale half a Story Bethersden B/W.
JB (6,2) 1 Smith, Melverly Iridescent 14 months L/W. In my notes I only wrote three letters and they were
WOW! But I shall elaborate. Instant attraction to this high quality exhibit. On inspection her head displays the
correct proportions which is feminine. Clear in eye which enhances her melting expression. Correct in
dentition all finished off with well placed ears. Her neck flows into a clean front assembly. She excels in rib
which is carried well back and let down to her elbow. Topline is level which leads to correct croup and tailset.
On the stack she displays such balance that is hard to ignore. Her bone has quality with neat compact feet. On
the move she displays a free flowing stride with an eye catching profile on the go around. In the line up for the
CC I was mindful of her youthfulness but in the end she simply screamed top draw breed type so today pleased
to award her the CC her fourth the other three being won from puppy I was informed after completion of
judging. One with a big future, however what was most satisfying was to be told that my Dog CC and BOB was
her father; now that’s what you call type judging!
2 Cokell, Nicklin, Carlyquinn Morwenna JW L/W. Plenty to admire about this one if somewhat of a full
measure. Head, eye and expression all good. Body proportions display correct balance. Bone has quality with
excellent feet. Moved out soundly on the out and back and was well presented. Unlucky today, you will have
your turn!
3 Frusher, Slack, Chanagel When you Believe.
GB (5,2) 1 Ainsley, Nicklin, Gardiner, Barecho Cover Girl (Imp Swed) NAF TAF. Warranted this class for overall
breed type. Feminine in head which has correct balance with a pleasing eye and expression. Correct in neck.
Level in topline with good croup and tail set. On the stack she projects a pleasing profile. Bone and feet
correct. Moved out ok on the out and back and was presented in good order.
2 Savell, Petranella Tipping the Wink. Similar for type here to the winner. Head, eye and expression all good.
Neck and front assembly correct. Plenty in rib with level topline. Bone and feet correct. On the stack she
displayed correct body balance and was sound on the out and back. Close up to the winner.
3 Procter, Petranella Perfick Bliss.
PGB (3) 1 Ainsley, Nicklin, Henderson. Daenerys Red Priestess, 19 months L/W. Enough to admire about this
one. Feminine in head which has equal balance. Kind in eye which gives off a pleasing expression all finished
off with well set ears. Neck and front assembly is correct. Ribbing is carried well back to a firm loin. Bone and
feet good. On the stack she displays correct balance and on the move she was accurate on the out and back
and held a pleasing profile on the go around.
2 Topliss, Bereford It’s A Sin, 22 months L/W. Many of the same remarks apply here as the winner. Head, eye
and expression all correct. Neck flows into a clean shoulder with enough in forechest. General body
proportions display correct balance. Bone and feet good. Another that moved out well on the out and back.
3 Simmons, Dexbenella Frivolity.
LB (4,1) 1 Walker,Walker, Dexbenella double vision L/W. Warranted this class today on correct breed type.
Appealing in head which displays correct balance with clear eye which gives off an appealing expression all
finished off with well placed ears. Plenty in neck which flows into a well laid shoulder. She excels in ribbing
which is carried well back to a firm loin. She stands on quality bone with compact feet. On the go around she
displays a pleasing profile, would however prefer her to be a little more positive whilst going away but was
well presented.
2 Topliss, Sandylands Send My Love L/W. Attractive individual of merit but not the head proportions of the
winner being snippy in foreface. However, she is clear in eye, plenty in neck, well ribbed, plenty in bone with
correct feet and moved out well displaying a pleasing profile on the go around.
3 Frusher, Dexbenella Fenella at Shersona.
OB (6,2) 1 Calvert, Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW L/W. Top draw exhibit from this kennel yet again. So feminine in
head which has correct balance with clear eye giving off a melting expression all finished off with well placed
ears. She excels in neck with a well filled forechest. Shoulders are well laid back. Ribbing is carried well back to
a firm loin with correct croup and tailset. She stands on quality bone with excellent feet. On the stack she
displays such a pleasing balanced profile. On the move going away she displayed good rear drive and is ok on
the return whilst holding her profile on the go around. As usual presented in A1 order. Pushed the junior
winner all the way to the wire. A worthy Ch indeed and will continue to catch the eye.
2 Ainsley, Nicklina, Daenerys Winds of Winter. Yet again another quality exhibit to go over. She scores in head,
eye and expression with a clear eye which gives off an appealing expression. Plenty in neck which flows into a
clean front assembly with plenty in forechest. Excellent in ribbing which is well sprung. Level in topline with
firm loin. She stands on quality bone with neat compact feet. On the stack she displays a pleasing profile;
whilst on the move she is accurate on the out and back and she was presented in good order. Closeup to the
winner, will have her day!
3 Cokell, Carlyquinn Kisses of Fire JW.
GCB (1) 1 Kibby, Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW 2 year old L/W. Fair all through for breed type. Feminine in
head with a correct eye and expression. Her overall body proportions on the stack are pleasing. Enough In rib,
bone and feet ok. She was presented in excellent condition and moved out well.

Judge Martin Sanders

Veteran Dog

No entries

Puppy Dog

1st Annavah Accomplice – liver & white masculine male with lovely outline, correct bite, balanced head, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders and return of upper arm, level topline, well boned and well ribbed back with nice short loin, moved out well from strong rear. BPIB & PG1

Junior Dog

1st Hunterheck Fade To Black- Black & white masculine male, nice outline, dark eye giving lovely expression, correct bite, prefer more neck though good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, well ribbed back, moderate body with good rear used to advantage.

Special Beginners Dog

1st Hunterheck Fade To Black – 1st previous class

2nd Cuandor Superstition – dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck, ok shoulder and upper arm, level topline, a touch wide in front but moved out well showing lovely temperament.

Post Graduate Dog

1st Elazlan Tribal Craft – black & white, lovely head & expression, dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, well ribbed back, lovely topline, moved out well from strong rear. RBD

2nd Beresford Be My Guest – liver & white, masculine head, dark eye giving a lovely expression, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder & return of upper arm, well ribbed with lovely topline, moved well from strong rear.

3rd Arcadia Aston Martin

Open Dog

1st Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown –liver & white male, masculine but not course with lovely outline, plenty of bone but not overdone, dark eye giving a lovely kind expression, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, level topline, correct bite, moved out well from strong rear covering the ground with ease. BD & BOB & G3

2nd Cherishym Dofida – black & white male, lovely outline, dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, well sprung ribs, moved out well.

3rd Cherishym Draconis

Good Citizen Dog

1st Cuandor Superstition – see 2nd special beginners dog

Veteran Bitch

1st Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder VW –liver & white, looking really well for 9 years, dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, level topline, well sprung ribs, moved out well from strong rear. BVIB VG4

Puppy Bitch

1st Annavah Aquarius – liver & white, feminine head, correct bite, good reach of neck and upper arm, good reach of neck, well ribbed back and moved out well from good rear.

2nd Bethryn Song Of The Sky At Beresford – liver & white, correct bite, balanced feminine head, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, well sprung ribs with good depth, level topline, strong rear.

Junior Bitch

1st Khaleesi De Les Tres Llacunes (Imp Esp)- liver & white bitch, dark eye and lovely expression, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder & up, ok for bone, lovely size, correct topline, strong rear used to advantage on the move.

2nd Huntercheck Lost In A Spell – black & white bitch, dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck into ok shoulder and upper arm, well ribbed and moved out well.

Special Beginners Bitch

1st Huntercheck Lost In A Spell – 2nd previous class

Post Graduate Bitch

1st Beresford It’s a Sin – liver & white, feminine with dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, deep chest and well sprung ribs, lovely moderate body with good rear used to advantage on the move.

2nd Barecho Fame Queen At Eastriding (Swe imp) – feminine bitch with correct bite, good reach of neck into good shoulder and upper arm, level topline, moved out well from good rear.

Open Bitch

1st Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW – 2 year old tri bitch, lovely head with darkest of eyes, feminine, correct bite, good reach neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, level topline, well sprung ribs with good depth, short loin, strong rear used to advantage. BB

2nd Sh Ch Trimere Time Flys – another quality bitch, dark eye, correct bite, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, level topline, well ribbed back, moved out well.

Good Citizen Bitch

1st Trimere Turn Back Time – tri bitch, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and return of upper arm, straight front, well sprung ribs, short loin and strong rear, moved out well covering ground with ease. RBB

Judge Michael Lewis

Puppy Dog (1, 0)
1st) Meadowdale Twix ( Mr & Mrs Eyeington)
Superbly presented puppy of nice type that really catches the eye. Head is pleasing at this stage with nice
expression, though wouldn’t want it any stronger. He is all dog with super bone, good depth and width
right through to his nice broad back end. Reasonable reach of neck, tail is well set and he is nicely angled
behind. Confident on the move going happily and well for his age. He is certainly an impressive
youngster, and yet moderate in many ways. It will be interesting to see how he develops. Best Puppy and
short listed in puppy group
Junior Dog (4,0)
1st) Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie ( Wilson & Connor)
This impressive 20 months old dog ticked so many boxes for me.He is a well proportioned correct sized
boy and makes nicely balanced shape without being overdone in any way. He stands on sturdy well boned
legs and tight compact feet. His head is masculine, nicely chiselled with good width of skull… though I
would prefer a tad more fluting. Lovely dark eye and soft expression. Clean strong neck blending nicely
into his well laid shoulders and complimented with correct return of upper arm.. Good straight front and
enough depth of fore chest , elbows well set in and good spring of rib. His hips are broad and well
developed with muscular thighs and just the right rear angulation.. Presented in super coat and condition,
with as stated in breed standard ‘moderate feathering’
He is ever so sound and goes with a free easy action, but in the challenge he didn’t give his absolute best
when it mattered….. A bright prospect that I really liked. ResCC
2nd) Carlyquinn Captain Ross (Miss J Such)
There’s no mistaking this boy is very much on the big side, however there is also no mistaking just how
balanced and well put together he is… and what a sound mover today, He has a nice type of head,
masculine with plenty work in it. Good reach of neck, nice straight front, decent lay back of shoulder and
return of upper arm, good level top-line and is well off for depth and spring of rib. Well set on tail and
good width of thigh….
Though nicely presented and really well muscled I think he’d certainly benefit from losing quite a few
pounds.
3rd) Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes – Taf ( Mr & Mrs Gledhill)
Novice Dog (1, 0)
1st) Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes -Taf ( Mr & Mrs Gledhill)
Another on the taller side and very much at the teenage stage but I feel there could be more to come from
this fella. Pleasing enough head that I expect will change a lot as it breaks. Good length of leg, nice bone,
moderately angled rear. He borders on a touch long for me but as he deepens I expect he’ll present a more
balanced picture..There are certainly things to like but time will see him in a better light. Comes alive on
the move with good sweeping stride in profile and sound front and back.
Post Grad Dog (3,1)
1st) Elazlan Tribal Craft (Miss E Chandler)
Classy B/W boy of good type and nice overall balance, shown in terrific coat and condition. Beautiful
masculine head, well chiselled and nice fluting between his dark well shaped eyes, lovely soft
expression, ears nicely set. Well boned legs and tight feet. Lovely reach of neck and good level top-line
when stacked. Good spring of rib and nice depth all through. A moderately angled dog front and back that
presents a smart yet not overdone picture. Very positive sound mover. Showed well
2nd) Beresford On My Way with Acregate (Miss J Tracz)
Up to size exuberant young dog that looked so impressive on the stack, and though he is pleasing
enough in some aspects of his head, he is stronger in back scull than ideal. Good neck and shoulders,
good straight front, well boned legs and deep in brisket. Good level top line, broad thighs with good rear
angulation, and as always from this exhibitor presented in super condition. A change of handler did
nothing blunt his enthusiasm on the move, a real happy boy with heck of a lot to like about him.
Limit Dog (5,0)
1st) Greg De Les Tres Llacunes. ( Mr & Mrs Gledhill) Very smart handy sized dog with a really lovely
typical head, well chiselled with nice fluting and well shaped scull and lovely dark expressive eyes. Good
reach of neck well laid shoulders and decent return of upper arm. He is well off for bone and has a good
straight front. Nice depth right through and good spring of rib with a good top-line. Nice and broad across
his back end and good rear angulation, though would prefer more width of thigh. Super sound mover,
covers the ground in profile and moved with width front and back. Presented in good condition and
showed well, certainly impressed enough to be considered for top honours.
2nd) Beresford Bolt From The Blue. ( Mrs T Topliss)
Handsome B/W boy that has in the past caught my eye from ringside. Really attractive head that is
chiselled and refined yet still masculine, complimented with a beautiful dark eye giving a lovely soft
expression.. Really nice through neck and well laid shoulder. Good front and bone, though feet not his
forte. Plenty depth in body, good width of thigh and nice bend of stifle. Went well keeping his shape and
top-line on the move, going nicely in profile and soundly coming and going with good tail carriage.. Well
presented classy boy that pushed the winner hard.
Open Dog (5,0)
1st) Sh Ch Beresford Night Train. ( Mrs T Topliss)
Old favourite of mine presented in top coat and condition. He has the loveliest of heads with for me all
the correct proportions including nice depth of flew, correct chisel and fluting, nice shape and width of
skull, all complimented with a beautiful dark eye and soft expression. Strong neck of nice length, good
straight front with nice well boned legs and tight feet, deep in brisket elbows well set in and ideal depth
right through. Good strong topline, well muscled thighs with good rear angulation. Moved true in front
and with drive and width behind. Pleased to award him the Dog CC
Liked him a lot – always have.
2nd) Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightening Bolt. ( Mr & Mrs J Eyeington )
Up to size dog, but all in proportion with so much more that is very good and to like about him.. A
pleasing masculine head with plenty work in it, good ear set, good eye shape and nice expression..Good
bone, well laid shoulders, deep bodied and good spring of rib, strong in loin well angulated rear. Gets his
hocks under him on the move and goes freely with purpose front and back. Presented as always in superb
condition. I’m sure there are still plenty successful days ahead for this top winning B/W.
3rd) Daenerys Blood Of The Dragon (Ainsley & Nicklin)

MPB (1,0)
1st) Calvdale Half A Story ( Mr & Mrs Tolloday)
Nice B/W puppy of good type. Pleasing head with dark well shaped eye and soft expression.
Good legs and feet. Level topline and nicely bodied for age. Good turn of stifle and well muscled thighs.
Just a baby but moved very well particularly behind. Shown in lovely condition. BPB.
Junior Bitch (1,0)
1st) Hunterheck Lost In A Spell (Mr & Mrs Le-Clerc)
Such a sweet headed little bitch with a nice dark eye. Good straight front and adequate bone. Good depth
and spring of rib. Well angulated though rather close behind on the move. Happy little girl shown in nice
coat and condition clearly enjoying her day out.
Post Grad Bitch (5,0)
1st) Daenerys Red Priestess (Ainsley&Nicklin)
Though very different types I was splitting hairs between this extremely promising young girl and the
equally promising 2nd.. Two lovely youngsters.
Very attractive head, nice in scull an depth of flew. Mid coloured eyes darkening nicely giving that lovely
soft expression. Liked her lovely bone, good straight front and plenty depth of brisket. Lovely reach of
neck, good shoulder construction, Thighs well muscled and of good width and well let down behind.
Makes a lovely shape stacked. Presented in lovely coat, moved really well front and back. Nice future
prospect that was strongly considered for higher honours.
2nd)
Barecho Fame Queen At Eastriding (Swed Imp) (Mrs K Jenkinson)
Though bred overseas, I think she could be described as a bit ‘Teesview’ in type.
She is really nicely constructed right through with deep chest and decent bone and good straight front
Enough reach of neck and good shoulder assembly. Level top-line, correct tail set and well angulated
behind. Shown with a lovely sheen to her coat yet not overdone with feather. Presented a lovely overall
balanced picture stacked and kept her shape on the move going freely with nice width front and back.
3rd) Beresford Its A Sin ( Mrs T Topliss)
Limit Bitch (2,0)
1st) Portrail Turns The Swag On For Pinereoch (Wilson&Connor)
Charming old fashioned solid liver bitch presented in lovely coat and hard condition. Very appealing well
chiselled head and dark eye with a lovely soft expression. Good front nice depth of brisket. Strong neck
of good length. Decent lay back of shoulder and return of upper arm good spring of rib. Broad well
muscled thighs, Solid sound mover going with width and drive behind. Presents a lovely symmetrical
picture stacked and on the move.
2nd) Trimere Turn Back Time (Miss S Corbett)
Attractive lighter framed bitch also looking really well stacked. Pleasing enough head though a touch
more depth of flew than ideal. Lovely dark eye with soft expression Good front and well boned legs Good
reach of neck nicely arched , firm level top-line nice angulation behind. Giving away a lot in age and
maturity today, nevertheless a quality bitch that as we have come to expect from this kennel moved
confidently and well.
Open Bitch (4,0)
1st) Sh Ch Elazan Right Of Reply (Miss E Chandler)
A Truly glorious bitch presented to the minute in super coat making a lovely outline stacked, Pleasing
feminine head., ears well set Superb front assembly with good length of shoulder blades, well laid back
and equal return of upper arm. Lovely reach of neck and well arched,. Best of legs and feet Lovely
straight front, elbows well set in to her well sprung ribs. Level top-line and right depth in body. Good
width right through carrying the right weight and condition with a nice broad well rounded back end.
Good width of thigh and just right rear angulation for me. She’s not flamboyant on the move, just honest
and sound with true Springer gait.
Loved her,,, CC& BOB
2nd) Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy (Wildsmiths & Brown)
Well known top winning bitch, so feminine and full of quality. Well presented and pretty much well
constructed all through. Delighted to find there’s more of her than I expected.. Nice bone and tight feet,
well made body with ample depth and ribbing.. Straight front and nice angles front and back. Nice head
with plenty work in it and kind dark eye. As always superbly handled and completely in sync with her
handler covering the ground well and effortlessly in profile with nice front action and her own way of
going in rear. Possibly just showing her age but at 8 years old she’s still hard to ignore and is a credit to
her owners and breeder. I was pleased to award this delightful girl the Res CC . Later she did the breed
proud again by going BV in Gundog Group.
3rd) Daenerys Winds Of Winter (Ainsley & Nicklin)

MINOR PUPPY DOG (5,1).
1st. Nicholson & Whitley’s Kingsheath Paso Doble.
8 months. Very promising. Typical head, eye & expression. Scored in
head carriage & over all symmetry. Good neck, correct forehand construction,
legs & feet. Well made ribcage for age, strong loin. Strode out well once into settled.
2nd. Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan At Gaolachara.
8 months. Another promising youngster. Good nose, muzzle & skull. Pleasing
head carriage, neck & lay of shoulder, legs & feet. Well sprung ribs for age, couplings
& turn of hindquarters. Excellent stride in profile, on which he scored.
3rd. Weyman’s More Than Amazing Nanna Be A Gangster At Spuffing.
PUPPY DOG (3,0).
1st. Walker’s Dexbenella It’s Only Me.
10 months. Smart B/W. Well moulded head, good head carriage, neck & forehand
angulation, on which he scored. Big ribs, strong loin, muscular, deep thighs. Excellent
profile in movement with correct forehand stride from shoulder.
2nd. Eyeington’s Meadowdale Twix.
Immaculately presented. Typical head, eye & expression on which he scored. Fair neck
& forehand construction. Well boned limbs & feet. Strong ribcage, loin & coupling.
Good turn of stifle & hocks. Has quality & substance throughout.
3rd. Whitworth’s Kingsheath Moon Dancer At Freworth.
JUNIOR DOG (2,0).
1st. Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross At Mujascal.
16 months very promising youngster. Masculine head, good skull, stop, nose & ears.
Excellent head carriage, neck, lay of shoulder & return of upper arm. Strongly built
ribcage, loin & coupling. Muscular, well developed thighs, on which he scored. Kept his
outline in profile on the move. Should have a bright future.
2nd. Le-Clerc’s Hunterheck Fade To Black.
17 months B/W. Typical muzzle & skull. Good eye set & expression. Pleasing head carriage.
Well made neck & forehand, legs & feet. Well sprung ribs for age. Still developing thighs
in hindquarters. Happy mover.
POST GRADUATE (1,0).
1st. Rowlinson’s Meltarosa Midshipman.
Smart L/W/T. Masculine head, good nose, eye set, colour & expression. Well chiselled below
eye. Good head carriage, neck & lay of shoulder & upper arm. Strong ribs, loin & coupling.
Moderate turn of hindquarters with well set on tail. Sprightly mover.
MID LIMIT DOG (1,0).
1st. Terry-Richardson & Richardson’s Cherishyn Draconis.
Owns a typical skull, brow & muzzle. Excellent broad nostrils, stop & fine
leathers. Good eye set & expression. Correct head carriage, neck & strongly
built forehand. Well off for bone & substance. Would like a little more spring
& length in ribcage. Good presentation & handling.
LIMIT DOG (4,1).
1st. Topliss’s Beresford Bolt From The Blue.
B/W Quality, well chiselled head. Typical stop, dark eye & gentle expression.
Good reach of neck & well made forehand, legs & feet. Robust ribcage, loin
& hindquarters. Sound & free striding.
2nd. Gray’s Trimere Time Tracker.
Well made head, eye & expression. Clean neck & shoulders. Good bone in limbs. Would like
a little more forechest. Well sprung ribs, loin & couplings. Scored well in deportment & style.
3rd. Terry-Richardson & Richardson’s Cherishim Dofida.
OPEN DOG ( 4,0) A lovely class of quality exhibits.
1st./DCC/BOS Topliss’s Sh. Ch. Beresford Night Train.
Outstanding L/W at his best. Excellent broad nose, good flews, strong jaws,
typical stop, brow & skull. Gentle, attentive eye & expression. Correct head
carriage, reach of neck, lay of shoulder & upper arm. Shapely, well boned limbs
& feet. Strongly ribbed & well knit together body & couplings. Powerful loin
& muscular hindquarters with strong stifles & hocks. Sound, free striding mover.
2nd. /RDCC Eyeington’s Sh.Ch. Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt.
Smart B/W/T. Typical, masculine head. Good nose, muzzle, chiselling
below eye, skull & fine leathers. Excellent set, colour & expression to eye.
Correct head carriage, good neck & construction to forehand. Scored well
in bone & feet. Robust ribcage, strong back & loin. Muscular hindquarters.
Scored in over all make, shape & type, keeping his profile on the move.
3rd. Calvert’s Calvdale Ever Thus.
SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG/BITCH (3,2)
1st./BSB Le-Clerk’s Hunterheck Lost In A Spell.
17 months B/W. Very neat & compactly built. Feminine, well moulded
head, good eye & expression. Fair neck, would like a shade more angulation
fore & aft. Good ribcage, loin & croup. Just needs to mature & learn a little
more ring craft to make the most of her qualities. In good coat & condition.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (3,1)
1st. Topliss’s Bethryn Song Of The Sky At Beresford.
Very promising 7 months L/W. Excellent outline, make, shape & breed type.
Has quality & substance throughout. Well moulded muzzle & skull. Sweet eye
& expression. Good head carriage, scored in neck & forehand construction.
Excellent bone & feet. Also scored in spring of rib. Well made loin & couplings
& strength in hindquarters.
2nd. Harris’s Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows.
8 months B/W. Feminine well made head, dark, expressive eye, well moulded skull.
Good neck & lay of shoulder, legs & feet. Ribcage & thighs still developing.
Cheerful character. Well presented & carefully handled.
PUPPY BITCH ( 4,0)
1st./BPIB Smith’s Melverly Iridescent
Very promising, smart. 11 months L/W/T. Good broad nose, muzzle & jaws.
Kind eye & expression, clean skull & fine leathers. Excellent head
carriage, neck & lay of shoulder. Quality & substance in bone all through.
Excellent spring of rib, strong couplings, loin & croup. Muscular hindquarters.
Strode out well on the move, keeping her outline in profile, on which she scored.
2nd. Cox’s Tiroen To Have And To Hold.
Another promising 10 months L/W. Typical, well moulded head. Good nose,
muzzle & skull. Well chiselled below sweet eye & expression. Sturdily built forehand.
Excellent quality & substance in bone to limbs & feet, on which she scored. Strong ribcage
& hips. Thighs still developing. Fair mover.
3rd. Evans’ Meadowdale Wispa.
JUNIOR BITCH (2,0)
1st. Savell’s Petronella Tipping The Wink.
Very promising 17 month L/W. Typical, feminine head. Good nose, jaws, stop
& skull. Well chiselled below expressive eye. Excellent head carriage, neck &
forehand construction, limbs & feet. Correct ribcage for age, strong loin &
couplings, stifles & hocks. Excellent movement, keeping her outline in profile
& correct, typical forehand stride, on which she scored.
2nd. Le-Clerk’s Hunterheck Lost In A Spell.
YEARLING BITCH (3,0)
1st./RBCC Walker’s Dexbenella Double Vision.
23 months L/W. Typical outline, make, shape & breed type. Feminine head,
correct proportions. Broad nostrils, well moulded muzzle, stop & skull. Good
chiselling below gentle, expressive eye. Excellent head carriage, neck & lay
of shoulder & upper arm, legs & feet. Robust ribcage, strong loin & couplings.
Muscular well developed thighs. Moved soundly with correct stride in profile.
2nd. Topliss’s Dexbenella Double Bubble At Beresford.
Litter sister to 1st. built on similar lines. Typical head, plenty of work in modelling
& an equally delightful eye & expression. Excellent head carriage, neck, forehand,
legs & feet. Ribcage still developing. Strong loin & hindquarters. Just needs time
to mature. Moved well, once into stride.
3rd. Terry-Richardson & Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer To Cherishym.
GRADUATE BITCH (1,0)
1st. Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco.
L/W Ticked. Good nose, muzzle & jaws, leathers. Intelligent eye & expression.
Fair neck & shoulders, a little upright in forehand. Would like more length in
upper arm. Well made body & ribs. Good turn of hindquarters. Well handled.
POST GRADUATE BITCH (2,0)
1st. Rowlinson’s Meltarose Mystique.
L/W/T. Good head, eye & expression. Would like a cleaner throat. Well made neck,
shoulder & upper arm. Good bone in limbs & feet. Strong body, ribs & hindquarters,
on which she scored. Pleasing co-ordination in profile movement.
2nd. Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Maid At Pinhays.
Smart L/W. Feminine head, a little strong in back skull. Good nose & fine leathers.
Well laid shoulder & upper arm, bone & feet. Fair ribs, loin & couplings. Would
like a little more strength in second thighs. Well handled.
LIMIT BITCH ( 2,1)
1st. Cox’s Petronella Fleur de Lilly Avec Tiroen.
Elegant L/W. Typical feminine head. Good broad nostrils, well chiselled below eye.
Sweet eye & gentle expression. Clean neck, well laid shoulder & upper arm.
Would like a shade more substance in bone all through. Strode out well on the move.
Skilfully handled to best advantage.
OPEN BITCH ( 4,0) A competitive class of quality exhibits.
1st. BCC/BOB Calvert’s Sh.Ch. Calvdale Flutter
Traditional & classic in every department, this very typical bitch stood out.
Beautifully modelled head with correct properties, eye shape, colour, set & expression.
Excellent head carriage, neck & forehand. Good forechest, legs & feet. Robust, well sprung
ribcage, powerful loin & couplings, muscular hindquarters with strong stifles & hocks.
Excellent presentation & condition. Sound mover with correct action in profile.
2nd. Wildsmith, Wildsmith & Brown’s Sh.Ch. Trimere Tickle Me Fancy.
Another very typical, high quality example. Feminine, neatly moulded head, sweet eye
& expression. Good head carriage, neck & lay of shoulder & upper arm. Quality & substance
in legs & feet. Well sprung ribcage, strong loin & close coupling, Good croup & hindquarters.
Sound & freemoving keeping her typical outline in profile. Skilfully handled & presented.
3rd. Hydon’s Clentonian Pandemonium

Jundge: Mrs J Gill-Davis

43 exhibits made 46 entries. There were 7 absentees.

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Many thanks to the Committee for the invitation, which has been held up for 3 years due to Covid. I would like
to mention and thank the excellent stewards, Richard Morris and Merriol Haselden, who ensured everything,
ran like clockwork. Not a great entry but this seems the norm over the last few years. I found the quality varied
throughout and although there were no major faults apparent, balance and a variation from the standard
particularly ‘Upstanding,’ was evident. Where are the dominant stud dogs now?
MPD (2) 1 Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachara Reasonable balance,. Plenty of work in head with gentle
expression OK in shoulder and adequate lower arm, enough rib and substance for age. Moved erratically but
showed promise
2 Kingsheath Moon Dance at Freworth. B/W who didn’t have the balance of 1 and the overall construction
which showed in the movement.
PD (2, 1) 1 Meadowdale Twix L/W Liked the look of this 10 month lad on the stack Came in good coat. He has
fine well laid shoulders and good lower forearm which flows into good ribbing and short loin. Head has the
required chiseling and proportions and gentle expression. He moved with front extension and drive if a little
close at this stage.unlucky to meet BOB for best puppy. His time will come.
JD (2) 1. Carlyquinn Captain Ross at Mujascal L/W On the stack showed good substance, ribbing and balance
and came in tidy coat. Shoulders and lower forearm were decently angled. Body was well ribbed with short
strong loin. His head had reasonable proportions with chiseling. On the move he had good ground covering
action.
2 Hunterheck Fade to Black B/W. A smaller all round dog of reasonable balance. On the stack he didn’t create
as pleasant a picture. He hadn’t the coat or presence of 1. He has however decent head with good chiseling
and biddable expression. His body is deep with adequate ribbing and short loin. Not as good in lower forearm
as 1 and not the drive and extension.
SBD (3) 1 Clentonian Pitch Perfect Good for type with reasonable construction. Pleasant head moved out on an
even gait, happy on the move.
2. Eastfalla Sherlockholmes. Smaller type and a little longer in back than I would prefer but had a typical head
with good expression, chiseling and outlook, moved OK 3. Hunterheck Fade to Black
GD (2) 1 Glentonian Pitch Perfect As SBD 2 Eastfalla Sherlockholmes As SBD
PGD (1) 1 Meltarose Midshipman Typy dog with good head properties and outlook, nicely assembled which
gave him reasonable movement but would have liked more traction.
LD (4, 1) 1 Beresford Bolt from the Blue B/W of ldeal balance. Liked his well worked head and kind expression.
He has good shoulders and forearms which show in his extension and movement, as a bit yet to come.
2. Dexbenella Frillled to Bitz Loved this type. He has all the essentials, good head without coarseness, well
made, good ribs and loin, well coated, sound movement but he could drive off more.
3 Cherishym Dofida
OD (4) 1. Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt B/W looked a picture on the stack. Well coated and
overall well made in front and behind. His head is full of work and his outlook is correct. He comes alive on the
move and excels in extension and drive keeping a good topline.CC.
2 Sh Ch Calvdale Scaramouche Jones JW A lot of a dog in a compact package, Masculine without coarseness.
Well built in good coat with a very typical head and expression. He covered ground well but hadn’t the fluidity
of Lightning Bolt. RCC
3. Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
GCDS (1) 1 Eastfalla Sherlockholmes As SBD
VB (1) 1 Cobhay Dazzling Azalea 7 year old L/W of typical balance, came in good coat, balanced head and
reasonable shoulders and lower forearm, Moved OK and enjoyed her day out.
MPB (3) 1. Tarnock Truly Scrumptious L/W/T with good head properties and appealing expression. She has a
good overall balance and stands four square. Came in good coat with decent construction front and rear.
Moved OK and should get better as she progresses.
2. Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden B/W wasn’t as forward as 1 and didn’t quite have the balance for me.
Typical in head and good biddable expression. Her movement wasn’t as accurate or positive as 1
3. Tarnock Symphony Mode
PB (2, 1) 1 Melverly Iridescent. L/W/T, This youngster at 11mths made the hair stand up on my neck. Stacked
she epitomized everything I was looking for. She has a terrific balance, symmetrical, compact with the correct
length of leg. Like all good dogs her outline has flow throughout. Her head and outlook are textbook.
Structurally she has great shoulders and lower forearm. She has a good close coat and feathering. She moved
with accuracy and drive holding a strong topline. I suspect her best is yet to come. I found one fault, she
doesn’t live with me. CC, Best Puppy, BOB and later RBPIS.
JB (4) 1. Petranella Tipping the Wink L/W Liked the overall balance of this bitch. She is true to type with a well
worked head and kind expression. Structurally sound she has good flowing movement another with a future.
2. Carlyquinn Morwenna Appeals for her type and similar remarks to 1 but has not quite her balance or
movement. 3. Allenies Lady Marmalade
SBB (1) 1 Hunterheck Lost in a Spell B/W smaller type who has some good points but lacks balance and I was
looking for better structure, moved OK.
NB (2) 1 Khaleesi De Les Trees Llacunes (Imp Esp) L/W smaller but of acceptable type, good coat, decent
shoulders and lower forearm, nice body properties. Strong loin, Moved with extension.
2. Allenies Lady Marmalade.L/W’ trifle more upstanding than 1, handler prone to over stacking and spoiling
shape, good shoulders and body. Moved erratically and needs schooling. A shame.
GB (2, 1) 1. Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym L/W Another smaller type but well built with good shoulders
and lower assembly. She has a typical head with plenty of chiseling and a kind eye and expression. Covered the
ground well but not helped to get better results by handling.
PGB (2, 1) 1. Meltarose Mystique L/w This bitch has a lot of the essentials, she is of a good example of the
breed with a balanced head which has plenty of work and a gentle outlook, She has a reasonable structure
which showed in her movement but again I felt the handler could have got more from her
OB (2) 1.Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter L/W/T.Two very good examples of the breed. Worth champion who has
balance in body with a conformation to the front and rear which ensures she will have freedom of movement.
Good coat and furnishings and head properties enhance the above and in this class and the challenge she
moved freely and with drive but didn’t have the overall breed action of ticket winner. RCC
2. Carlyquinn Kisses of Fire Liked this bitch for overall type and moderation without exaggerations.She has a
good structure, head properties, outlook, coat and reasonable movement. She will always be there or
thereabout.
GCDS (2) 1 Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays L/W Good example of a balanced bitch who brought a good coat,,
super head and expression and happy character. She was well put together although her lower forearm could
be better and was loose in front.
2 Dobhay Dazzling Azalea See VB.

Judge Mr G Tain

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JD (1,0) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross At Mujascal JW. Lovely head, with fluting. Correct ear set. Balanced
and well-made overall presenting a lovely outline and good shape to body. Had good bone and feet, well
ribbed and angled. Covered the ground well with typical movement. In good coat. Wouldn’t want any more of
him.
YD (1,0) 1 Hill’s Dexbenella double trouble at Teignvalley. A good overall shape and good length of leg. Good
head with moderate stop and balanced skull and muzzle. Low set ears. Had adequate length of neck and well
made in front and behind with moderation in the hindquarters. Tight feet and good bone, would prefer
straighter forelegs. A bit silly on the move but sound enough. In good condition.
OD (2,0) 1 Ainsley & Nicklin Daenerys Blood Of The Dragon. A dog with lots of quality, had some scope to him
and enough length of leg. Lovely quality to his head, with soft expression, fluting and low set ears. Length to
neck, well laid shoulder and depth of chest. Balanced angulation. Well sprung ribs and strong coupled. Good
feet and bone and had the overall rectangular shape I was looking for in outline. On the move he opened up,
used himself well with typical reach in front and drive behind using himself so well. In good coat and condition.
Well handled. BD
2 Casey, & Jayes, Sandylands Xpress Delivery. A dog of different type to the winner but with similar excellent
qualities. Balanced head, with soft expression and fluting. Correct ear set. Well-made and honest, nothing
overdone. Good length of leg. Good depth of chest and overall shape with quality bone and neat feet. Used
himself well on the move especially in profile, just preferred the first on the up and down. In very good
condition and handled well. RBD.
VD (1,0) 1 Charlton Petranella Jublilee Jester. Balanced head, with moderate stop and fluting. Soft expression.
Ok neck, well laid shoulder. Good ribbing and depth of chest. Correct turn of stifle. Could benefit for a little
more weight. Moved ok for is age. BVIB
PB (4,2) 1 Olof’sTarnock Truly Scrumptious Overall correct shape and good length of leg. Needs time to fill out
and mature as she should at this age. Feminine in the head with balance and correct low ear set. Good neck
and well laid shoulder. Good depth of chest. Strong couplings. Tight feet and good bone. Moved well with
good action and soundness BPIB.
2 Attwell’s Tarnock Symphony Mode. Another nice puppy with a lovely head, good overall shape. Balanced and
well made. Good depth, tight feet and good bone. It was hard to assess her on the move as her handler was
stringing her up and she wasn’t enjoying herself.
YB (2,0) 1 Ainsley, Nicklin & Hende Daenerys Red Priestess. A nice size bitch with everything in proportion.
Lovely head with plenty of work and well-set ears. Well made, honest and sound. Good depth of chest, well
sprung ribs and strong loin. Correct bone and feet. Used herself well on the move.
2 Stevens Saturnii Cartoons be My Valentine at Bumblecorn (Imp ITA). Lovely overall shape with good head
and eye. Lengthy neck, good depth, well laid shoulder. Ok in bone, would prefer tighter feet. Balanced
quarters with her front end. Moved soundly and used herself well.
PGB (1,0) 1 Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW Really liked this bitch. Lovley head with plenty of work.
Clean, lengthy neck, well laid shoulder. Good depth and ribbing. Moderate turn of stifle and well boned legs
with round, well-padded feet. Moved typically with good drive. Good overall body shape with enough leg
length.
OB (4,1) 1 Corbett Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s. Lots of quality here. Beautiful head with lovely eye and expression
and plenty of work. Ear set just right, lengthy neck into well laid shoulder and good upper arm. God ribbing
and depth of chest. Strong over her loin. Moderation in her stifle with well let down hocks. She had the body
shape I was looking for with good length of leg. On the move she opened up, was sound up and back with the
typical front action and drive holding her outline. She was in great coat and condition. BB and BOB.
2 Casey & Jayes Sh Ch Sandylands Send the Roses. Another beautiful bitch, but of completely different type to
the winner. For me she has a more old-fashioned look about her which is not a bad thing. Well-proportioned
head, soft expression. Good neck and balance to her angles. Of good shaped body with depth and well sprung
ribs. Good quality bone and tight round feet. Precise on the up and back and moved so well in profile with
typical front action, holding herself well. In good condition and well handled. RBB.

Judge Matthew Oddie

Thank you to the committee of the English Springer Spaniel Club for the kind invitation to judge their open show, held this year in conjunction with Leeds Ch Show. The weather was ideal in terms of showing conditions & the dogs gave an excellent account of themselves. I thought the quality was good and in bitches in particular, there were at least 4 who I would have been happy to award BB to, it was only minor factors which split them on the day.

Minor Puppy Dog (1, 0)

1st) Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara, 7-month-old L/W dog and a good start to the day, with his playful and puppyish nature. Clean head with some chiselling and fluting, and a good, kind expression. Good to go over, well-constructed in front & some depth to his chest. Well sprung ribs, firm backline & good hammy hindquarters. Moved with a good free and easy stride and is a useful prospect, who should do well with some maturity. BPD & RBPIS.

Junior Dog (1, 0)

1st) Gledhill’s Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes (TAF), 15 months or thereabouts and this B/W dog presents a good picture standing when he relaxes & he does hold a better shape on the move. Generous head properties with some chiselling and fluting, and a kind expression. He is good to go over, with enough angulation in front and some depth to his chest. He is good on the move, with some reach and drive & extends well in profile.

Special Yearling Dog (1, 0) 

1st) Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes, B/W dog just coming up to two years; lots to admire, good expression with correctly shaped and coloured eyes, but perhaps could have a touch more work throughout; enough front angulation and good depth to chest; firm topline and in good muscular condition. Quite accurate on the move & was true up and back. In good coat and condition, well presented and handled.

Graduate Dog (1, 0)

1st) Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes, repeat of SYD.

Limit Dog (3, 1)

1st) Topliss’ Sandylands Stand N Deliver, stylish L/W dog approaching his third birthday. He has enough work to his head and his expression is pleasing, perhaps could have more strength to his head for ideal but it was not unattractive; good in front, but a mite more front angulation would be beneficial. Firm topline & neat underline, it is on the move where I felt he came into his own today; a very easy, free mover & holds himself well in profile. RBD.

2nd) Richardson and Terry Richardson’s Cherishym Dofida, a B/W dog I have admired in the past and now 3 years old, he is really coming into his own. Much to admire here, and in many ways perhaps more typical in head than the winner; with a gentle, generous expression. Good to go over, and seamlessly made; I just felt on the move today he was not quite putting it all in & could have used himself to extend a touch more both ways and around; but doubtless his day will come as he is a lovely dog. 

Open (3, 0) 

1st) Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown, admirable L/W dog; much to commend and on first glance it is his lovely flowing outline which draws the eye. Pleasing head, lovely dark eye of correct colour and enough work throughout with neat flews. Good neck and shoulder, well ribbed & firm topline, good quarters which he used well on the move; in good, fit condition & I thought him impossible to beat in the males today. BD, BOS, RBIS. 

2nd) Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Night Train, just over 5 years old this L/W dog I see is the sire of Lockdown, and is also a quality chap. Liked his head and eye, good work to his head and a really kind expression. Good in front and firm topline, good depth to chest and well boned; very sound and free on the move, going with good reach and drive & only beaten on the day by his son and kennelmate; worthy Ch and lots to admire here. 

Veteran Dog (1, 0)

1st) Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (IMP NOR), just over 8 years old, this L/W carries his age well; balanced head and eye; good expression with enough chiselling and fluting. To go over, he is all of a piece, well made and with good bone; just a touch longer in back than those above him in the challenge, but he moved with ease and accuracy and carried himself well in profile. BVD. 

Minor Puppy Bitch (3, 0) 

1st) Topliss’ Bethryn Song Of The Sky at Beresford, raw 6 month old L/W bitch who grew on me as the class went on. Lots to like about her and with time she should be a useful prospect, she has the makings of a good head, well made in body & used herself well on the move. Indeed, this is where she won this class, in the glimpses of her profile action that I could see; I thought she showed a lot of promise.

2nd) Harris’ Melverly Amy Dorrit with Coastalglows, I thought this B/W who is two months older than the winner would be my winner on first inspection; as standing she understandably presents a more mature picture, especially in terms of bone & her silhouette is most appealing. To go over, I found nothing to particularly dislike; I just wish she had used herself better on the move, as today she went a touch close behind & did no use herself well in profile. Certainly one who will have better days. 

3rd) Topliss’ Bethryn Song of The Lioness at Beresford 

Puppy Bitch (1, 0)

1st) Smith’s Melverly Iridescent, L/W/T bitch of 11 months who is an instant eyecatcher; classic head and eye, plenty of work to her head; to go over she is all of a piece and even at this young age, she is collected and mature; well made forehand, firm topline and good hindquarters; on the move she goes with a powerful, easy stride and it is hard to not be charmed by her. I thought her such a promising bitch, RBB & I was not at all surprised to hear she had picked up the CC/BOB at Leeds earlier in the day; ultimately finishing on the Sunday evening with BPIS. I am sure it will not be at all long until she carries her crown.

Junior Bitch (3, 0)

1st) Roses’ Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch, L/W bitch of 17 months; liked her head and eye, good kind expression, enough forehand and neck; firm topline and well boned throughout. In good muscular condition and this showed on the move, where she went with good reach and drive, and carried herself well in profile. Can still settle and ‘grow up’ to advantage but a good winner of this class.

2nd) Frusher and Slack’s Chanangel When You Believe at Shersona, L/W bitch a couple of months younger than the winner & looked good on first impression; as standing she is balanced and shapely. Good for head properties, but her eyes could be darker which meant she did not appeal quite so much in terms of expression as the winner; well made throughout and in good condition generally; a free and easy mover but I preferred the winner’s head properties and decisions have to be made.

3rd) Le Clerc’s Hunterheck Lost In A Spell

Special Yearling Bitch (4, 2)

1st) Richardson and Terry-Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym, 19 months or thereabouts, this L/W bitch appealed to me for her classical balance and shape; her head is most typical with a kind expression, and she is good in front. Firm topline, good ribbing and well muscled throughout. Sound and free on the move, I thought she was very nice, just not quite so finished as those above her in the challenge.

2nd) Topliss’ Beresford It’s A Sin, L/ W bitch approaching her second birthday; lots to like about her as her head and eye are very good; kind expression and good chiselling and fluting. Needs a touch more angulation in front and this showed on the move, which told against her. Well presented and handled and most useful.

Novice Bitch (3, 1) 

1st) Smith’s Melverly Iridescent, repeat – but she won’t be in this class for long! 

2nd) Melverly Betsy Trotwood at Coastalglows; litter sister to Amy Dorrit and very similar in many respects. A very smart bitch, good head and eye, enough neck and firm in quarters; moved well in profile, but not the accuracy of the winner or the presence.

Limit Bitch (3, 0) Three quality bitches. 

1st) Topliss’ Sandylands Send My Love, L/W litter sister to Stand N Deliver; appeals for shape and balance, she has a quality head but could be a touch more generous in muzzle; well made in front, good shoulders & enough chest, firm in topline and good ribbing; well boned & in good muscular condition, I did like her a lot. Moved with style and couldn’t fail to catch the eye; thought her a good winner of this class and considered her in the challenge. A lovely girl.

2nd) Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time; L/W/T bitch just over two years & certainly one with a future; lots to like about her, more generous in head than the winner and her expression was good; well made forehand, good depth to chest & well ribbed; firm topline and good muscle throughout. She goes very well and in a typical fashion, just needs a touch more coat and finish to trouble the rest of the girls. 

3rd) Lillie’s Freeway Remembrance

Open Bitch (3, 0) Three more good bitches.   

1st) Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s; 2.5 year old L/W bitch with a lot going for her. Very typical in head and super eye and expression, good chiselling and fluting & neat flews; strong neck & well-constructed in front, with a good chest and excellent spring of rib. In first class muscle tone & good, broad hindquarters. I liked her a lot, particularly on the move, where she went with good reach and drive and was generally effortless in striding out. A class act, and fought off some very nice other bitches both in this class, particularly 2nd who I have always admired, and in the challenge continued to shine and move with class and precision; BB & BIS.

2nd) Wildsmith and Brown’s Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy, L/W bitch now 7.5 years old & carries her years well, aunt of the winner of the class and similar in many respects; a great ambassador for the breed; loved her head properties and expression; very good to go over, balanced angulation & much to admire; on the day I felt she was carrying just a touch too much weight as opposed to the crisp outline of Time Fly’s; but there is no taking away from her quality & class. Sound and free on the move, and expertly handled. 

Veteran Bitch (2, 0) 

1st) Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder; super L/W bitch of 8 years with a classical outline; classical head and eye and a beautiful expression; lovely to go over and she is so well made. Carries herself so well on the move, and just now carrying a little more weight than she needs, but comes to life on the move & really cannot be ignored. BVB, BVIS and in my mind for more; just not the crisp outline of those above her in the challenge. 

2nd) Hipgrave’s Ternspringer Jazz Singer; L/W bitch coming up to her eighth birthday, very nice to go over, good head and eye, could have a touch more front angulation, firm topline, well boned and went well on the move, just not with the accuracy or style of the winner on the day. Well presented and handled.

Evan L Ryan 

I would like to thank the officers and committee of the Northern ESS Club for affording me this judging appointment which I very much enjoyed. Thank you also for the lovely gift.


Veteran Dog or Bitch (4entered 2absent)
1.Watsons ShCh Bordacity Honey Rider 9yrs l/w b. Very typical ESS, she has a lovely head and expression, a good length of neck leading to well angulated shoulders. She is well off for bone and I appreciated her tight feet. She has a good depth of chest and is well ribbed, and has strength and power through her hindquarters. She moved with drive and ground covering action to take this class but in the challenge she had lost her sparkle which was disappointing!
2. Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (imp Nor)
8yrs l/w male. In super condition, this dog had a balanced outline, pleasing male head and expression, strong neck of good length and was well angulated front and rear. He moved well but couldn’t match the bitch for forward drive and strength of topline.
Minor Puppy Dog (1)
Stevensons Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara.
7month b/w with a lot of promise ( my notes say part kangaroo as he was very bouncy!) Masculine head with a soft expression although eyes are still to darken. He had a strong neck and well angulated shoulders, altogether showing a nicely balanced outline. He moved well when settled.
Puppy Dog (2/1)
Harvard’s Annavah Accomplice. BPD, BPIS.
9month l/w male. Impressive puppy, very nicely made all through, masculine head which will only improve as he matures, lovely neck with slight arch leading to correctly angulated shoulders. His outline was very balanced, with strength to his topline ,and good width to his hindquarters. He really scored on the move showing impressive reach and drive. Shall watch his career with interest.
Junior Dog. (2)
1. Wilson and Connor, Pinereoch No Stunts Larry. 17month l/w who presents an impressive picture. He was in lovely coat and condition. All male with plenty of bone and good tight feet. Pleasing head and expression, he had a very balanced outline and held his topline well on the stack and while moving. He moved with reach and drive. Res BD
2. LeClerks Hunterheck Fade to Black
16month b/w. Much less mature than 1, but I really liked his soft expression and those lovely dark eyes. He tended to move with a shorter stride than ideal, but
more Ringcraft will help him to stride out.
Yearling (0)
Graduate (0)
Post Graduate (0)
Limit Dog (3)
1 Topliss, Beresford Bolt From the Blue.
3yrs b/w. This dog really stood out for his outline and breed type. Loved his head and melting expression, he had the darkest of eyes and is masculine without coarseness. Ample bone and good tight feet, his front and rear angulation match without any exaggeration. He had good deep forechest and plenty of width to his hindquarters .He moved with power and drive and a really good tail action. Pleased to award him BD and BIS
2. Richardson and Terry Richardsons Cherishym Dofida
3yrs b/w. This dog was determined to give his handler a really hard time today, his attention was definitely elsewhere. Impressive dog presented in first class coat and condition, lovely balanced masculine head with soft expression and dark eyes of correct shape. He was well off for bone with tidy feet. He had a balanced outline and held his topline well. On the move he was rather erratic but showed reach and drive when settled.
Open dog (2/1)
Richardson and Terry Richardsons Cherishym Draconis
3yrs l/w Masculine dog of good breed type, he had a balanced head with good earset. Strong neck and good depth to his forechest, short strong loin and good width to his hindquarters, his angulation fore and aft matches well. Ample bone and substance. He moved with reach and drive.
Special Beginners (1)
1. LeClerk Hunterheck Fade to Black
(2nd in Junior)
Minor Puppy Bitch(2)
1. Harris Melverly Amy Dorrit with Coastalglows 8month b/w
Charming puppy, presented a lovely balanced outline, liked her head and melting expression, darkest of eyes and good depth of muzzle. No exaggerations, nicely angulated front and rear with strong loin and good width behind. She moved out well showing reach and drive.
2. Tolladay, Calvdale Half a Story Bethersdon.
7month b/w. Much more of a baby than 1, but showed lots of promise. Pretty head and good length of neck, showed a balanced outline and good breed type. Just needs time to mature.
Puppy Bitch (3/3)
Junior (5/4)
1. Savell, Petranella Tipping the Wink.
16month l/w. Very feminine head and expression, well arched neck and good layback of shoulder. She is well ribbed with enough depth of chest for her age and has correct hind angulation.
She moved straight with reach and drive, in the challenge she moved even better to take reserve Best B 2.Rose, Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch
17month l/w. Presented a lovely outline stacked, in beautiful coat and condition. She has a balanced head with dark eyes and good length and depth to her muzzle. Well angulated fore and aft with good width and depth to her chest and strong hindquarters. However on the move she refused to co operate with her handler, making it very difficult to assess her movement, just couldn’t get her to go in a straight line so had to pay the price. Am sure this will change on another day.
3.Joyce, Peasblossom Aura at Felltops
Yearling (3/)
1. Savell Petranella Tipping the Wink(repeat of JB)
2.Topliss Beresford It’s a Sin
20month l/w
Feminine Bitch of lovely breed type. Pretty head and expression, good low earset and good length and strength to muzzle. Presented a balanced outline. I preferred her length of leg to 1. On the move she was in a rush and didn’t cover the ground as I’m sure she can.
3. Richardson and Terry Richardsons Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym
Graduate B (2/1)
1.Unwin Allenies the Other Side.
4yrs l/w Presented in good coat, this feminine lady had a pretty head and expression with lovely dark eyes. She had a balanced outline but just carried a little too much weight over her shoulders. She moved really well in profile showing reach and drive.
Post grad (0)
Limit B (4/2) 2 really different types here, both with merit.
1.Corbett Trimere Turn Back Time,
Won here on her typical ‘springer’ movement. She showed real freedom in her action, lots of reach and drive. She still has a lot of maturing to do, but she has a lovely outline and is well angulated both ends.
2. Wilson and Connor , Potrail turns on the Swag for Pinereoch
6yrs l/w Much more mature than 1, and preferred her head and expression. Presented a very nice outline, she had good shoulder placement and super depth and width of chest. Her hindquarters were strong and she held her topline well. On the move she couldn’t match the reach and drive of 1, but nevertheless a lovely typical
ESS.
Open B
Corbett ShCh Trimere Time Fly’s
2yrs l/w Full of quality, this young lady stood out among the girls today. She has an attractive head with lovely length and depth to her muzzle, Lovely arched neck leading to good layback of shoulder and good length of upper arm. Strong loin and good bone and feet, she held her topline at all times. She really covered the ground showing reach and drive.
In the challenge for BIS I just preferred the melting expression of the dog.
Special Beginners (2)
1. Harris Melverly Betsy Trottwood of Coastalglows.
8month l/w
Very promising puppy who had a lovely overall body shape.
Typical head and expression with good length and depth to her muzzle and well shaped dark eyes. Moderate angulation
front and rear giving a balanced outline.
2.LeClerk Hunterheck Lost in a Spell
16month b/w
Pleasing head and expression, moderate neck and good depth to her chest.
She was rather erratic on the move , more practice will improve her action.
Ellen Dobson Memorial Stakes.(1)
1. Cunliffe, Ir ShCh Calvdale I Say if Fallenleaf.
6yrs l/w
Very Typical ESS!
Shown in lovely coat and condition , this lady presented a really balanced outline. Pleasing head and expression with lovely dark eyes with that extra hint of character, she was totally unexaggerated but had a super neck and shoulders, good depth of chest, plenty of bone and tight feet. She was well ribbed and had a short strong loin and well angulated hindquarters. On the move she showed power and drive.
Judge: Liz Brown

Thank you to the committee of the English Springer Spaniel Club for the kind invitation to judge their open show, held this year in conjunction with Leeds Ch Show. The weather was ideal in terms of showing conditions & the dogs gave an excellent account of themselves. I thought the quality was good and in bitches in particular, there were at least 4 who I would have been happy to award BB to, it was only minor factors which split them on the day.

Minor Puppy Dog (1, 0)

1st) Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan at Gaolachcara, 7-month-old L/W dog and a good start to the day, with his playful and puppyish nature. Clean head with some chiselling and fluting, and a good, kind expression. Good to go over, well-constructed in front & some depth to his chest. Well sprung ribs, firm backline & good hammy hindquarters. Moved with a good free and easy stride and is a useful prospect, who should do well with some maturity. BPD & RBPIS.

Junior Dog (1, 0)

1st) Gledhill’s Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes (TAF), 15 months or thereabouts and this B/W dog presents a good picture standing when he relaxes & he does hold a better shape on the move. Generous head properties with some chiselling and fluting, and a kind expression. He is good to go over, with enough angulation in front and some depth to his chest. He is good on the move, with some reach and drive & extends well in profile.

Special Yearling Dog (1, 0) 

1st) Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes, B/W dog just coming up to two years; lots to admire, good expression with correctly shaped and coloured eyes, but perhaps could have a touch more work throughout; enough front angulation and good depth to chest; firm topline and in good muscular condition. Quite accurate on the move & was true up and back. In good coat and condition, well presented and handled.

Graduate Dog (1, 0)

1st) Warrener’s Eastfalla Sherlockholmes, repeat of SYD.

Limit Dog (3, 1)

1st) Topliss’ Sandylands Stand N Deliver, stylish L/W dog approaching his third birthday. He has enough work to his head and his expression is pleasing, perhaps could have more strength to his head for ideal but it was not unattractive; good in front, but a mite more front angulation would be beneficial. Firm topline & neat underline, it is on the move where I felt he came into his own today; a very easy, free mover & holds himself well in profile. RBD.

2nd) Richardson and Terry Richardson’s Cherishym Dofida, a B/W dog I have admired in the past and now 3 years old, he is really coming into his own. Much to admire here, and in many ways perhaps more typical in head than the winner; with a gentle, generous expression. Good to go over, and seamlessly made; I just felt on the move today he was not quite putting it all in & could have used himself to extend a touch more both ways and around; but doubtless his day will come as he is a lovely dog. 

Open (3, 0) 

1st) Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown, admirable L/W dog; much to commend and on first glance it is his lovely flowing outline which draws the eye. Pleasing head, lovely dark eye of correct colour and enough work throughout with neat flews. Good neck and shoulder, well ribbed & firm topline, good quarters which he used well on the move; in good, fit condition & I thought him impossible to beat in the males today. BD, BOS, RBIS. 

2nd) Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Night Train, just over 5 years old this L/W dog I see is the sire of Lockdown, and is also a quality chap. Liked his head and eye, good work to his head and a really kind expression. Good in front and firm topline, good depth to chest and well boned; very sound and free on the move, going with good reach and drive & only beaten on the day by his son and kennelmate; worthy Ch and lots to admire here. 

Veteran Dog (1, 0)

1st) Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (IMP NOR), just over 8 years old, this L/W carries his age well; balanced head and eye; good expression with enough chiselling and fluting. To go over, he is all of a piece, well made and with good bone; just a touch longer in back than those above him in the challenge, but he moved with ease and accuracy and carried himself well in profile. BVD. 

Minor Puppy Bitch (3, 0) 

1st) Topliss’ Bethryn Song Of The Sky at Beresford, raw 6 month old L/W bitch who grew on me as the class went on. Lots to like about her and with time she should be a useful prospect, she has the makings of a good head, well made in body & used herself well on the move. Indeed, this is where she won this class, in the glimpses of her profile action that I could see; I thought she showed a lot of promise.

2nd) Harris’ Melverly Amy Dorrit with Coastalglows, I thought this B/W who is two months older than the winner would be my winner on first inspection; as standing she understandably presents a more mature picture, especially in terms of bone & her silhouette is most appealing. To go over, I found nothing to particularly dislike; I just wish she had used herself better on the move, as today she went a touch close behind & did no use herself well in profile. Certainly one who will have better days. 

3rd) Topliss’ Bethryn Song of The Lioness at Beresford 

Puppy Bitch (1, 0)

1st) Smith’s Melverly Iridescent, L/W/T bitch of 11 months who is an instant eyecatcher; classic head and eye, plenty of work to her head; to go over she is all of a piece and even at this young age, she is collected and mature; well made forehand, firm topline and good hindquarters; on the move she goes with a powerful, easy stride and it is hard to not be charmed by her. I thought her such a promising bitch, RBB & I was not at all surprised to hear she had picked up the CC/BOB at Leeds earlier in the day; ultimately finishing on the Sunday evening with BPIS. I am sure it will not be at all long until she carries her crown.

Junior Bitch (3, 0)

1st) Roses’ Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch, L/W bitch of 17 months; liked her head and eye, good kind expression, enough forehand and neck; firm topline and well boned throughout. In good muscular condition and this showed on the move, where she went with good reach and drive, and carried herself well in profile. Can still settle and ‘grow up’ to advantage but a good winner of this class.

2nd) Frusher and Slack’s Chanangel When You Believe at Shersona, L/W bitch a couple of months younger than the winner & looked good on first impression; as standing she is balanced and shapely. Good for head properties, but her eyes could be darker which meant she did not appeal quite so much in terms of expression as the winner; well made throughout and in good condition generally; a free and easy mover but I preferred the winner’s head properties and decisions have to be made.

3rd) Le Clerc’s Hunterheck Lost In A Spell

Special Yearling Bitch (4, 2)

1st) Richardson and Terry-Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym, 19 months or thereabouts, this L/W bitch appealed to me for her classical balance and shape; her head is most typical with a kind expression, and she is good in front. Firm topline, good ribbing and well muscled throughout. Sound and free on the move, I thought she was very nice, just not quite so finished as those above her in the challenge.

2nd) Topliss’ Beresford It’s A Sin, L/ W bitch approaching her second birthday; lots to like about her as her head and eye are very good; kind expression and good chiselling and fluting. Needs a touch more angulation in front and this showed on the move, which told against her. Well presented and handled and most useful.

Novice Bitch (3, 1) 

1st) Smith’s Melverly Iridescent, repeat – but she won’t be in this class for long! 

2nd) Melverly Betsy Trotwood at Coastalglows; litter sister to Amy Dorrit and very similar in many respects. A very smart bitch, good head and eye, enough neck and firm in quarters; moved well in profile, but not the accuracy of the winner or the presence.

Limit Bitch (3, 0) Three quality bitches. 

1st) Topliss’ Sandylands Send My Love, L/W litter sister to Stand N Deliver; appeals for shape and balance, she has a quality head but could be a touch more generous in muzzle; well made in front, good shoulders & enough chest, firm in topline and good ribbing; well boned & in good muscular condition, I did like her a lot. Moved with style and couldn’t fail to catch the eye; thought her a good winner of this class and considered her in the challenge. A lovely girl.

2nd) Corbett’s Trimere Turn Back Time; L/W/T bitch just over two years & certainly one with a future; lots to like about her, more generous in head than the winner and her expression was good; well made forehand, good depth to chest & well ribbed; firm topline and good muscle throughout. She goes very well and in a typical fashion, just needs a touch more coat and finish to trouble the rest of the girls. 

3rd) Lillie’s Freeway Remembrance

Open Bitch (3, 0) Three more good bitches.   

1st) Sh Ch Trimere Time Fly’s; 2.5 year old L/W bitch with a lot going for her. Very typical in head and super eye and expression, good chiselling and fluting & neat flews; strong neck & well-constructed in front, with a good chest and excellent spring of rib. In first class muscle tone & good, broad hindquarters. I liked her a lot, particularly on the move, where she went with good reach and drive and was generally effortless in striding out. A class act, and fought off some very nice other bitches both in this class, particularly 2nd who I have always admired, and in the challenge continued to shine and move with class and precision; BB & BIS.

2nd) Wildsmith and Brown’s Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy, L/W bitch now 7.5 years old & carries her years well, aunt of the winner of the class and similar in many respects; a great ambassador for the breed; loved her head properties and expression; very good to go over, balanced angulation & much to admire; on the day I felt she was carrying just a touch too much weight as opposed to the crisp outline of Time Fly’s; but there is no taking away from her quality & class. Sound and free on the move, and expertly handled. 

Veteran Bitch (2, 0) 

1st) Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder; super L/W bitch of 8 years with a classical outline; classical head and eye and a beautiful expression; lovely to go over and she is so well made. Carries herself so well on the move, and just now carrying a little more weight than she needs, but comes to life on the move & really cannot be ignored. BVB, BVIS and in my mind for more; just not the crisp outline of those above her in the challenge. 

2nd) Hipgrave’s Ternspringer Jazz Singer; L/W bitch coming up to her eighth birthday, very nice to go over, good head and eye, could have a touch more front angulation, firm topline, well boned and went well on the move, just not with the accuracy or style of the winner on the day. Well presented and handled.

Evan L Ryan 

It was a privilege and honour to be invited to judge atThe Southern English Springer Spaniel Society’s
Championship Show. The venue was super with nice sized rings and roofed marquee, even although we had all
weathers thrown at us on the day! The Committee worked hard as a team to keep both the Open and
Championship Shows running in unison and the food and hospitality was amazing. Thank you to my stewards
for keeping the ring in order but my biggest thanks must go to all the exhibitors who supported the show with a
fabulous quality entry for me to assess with some tough decisions being made. A special mention must go to the
Open Bitch class which was full of quality and strength in competition. I could not fault any of them and therefore
chose which exhibit filled the eye and heart for me. There was a lovely atmosphere around the show ring, and I
would like again to thank everyone for the sporting way my decisions were accepted.
Judge: Edith Rose (Rosannoch)

MINOR PUPPY DOG 4 ENTRIES
1) NICHOLSON & WHITLEY’S KINGSHEATH PASO DOBLE Exciting baby of 7 months who really took my
eye. Standing he presents a typical outline being so well balanced with lovely depth on a mature
body. Masculine balanced head with beautiful almond shaped dark expressive eyes. He has a strong arched neck
leading into well placed shoulders. Excellent depth of chest with elbows set tight. Super bone and tight feet. He
has great spring of rib for his age, compact with muscular loin, nicely rounded rump, and correct tail set. Well
angulated hindquarters with ample muscle tone. He was pleasing to watch on the move which he did with
confidence moving soundly both fore and aft. Presented first class in a gleaming LW jacket. I have no doubt he
will have a promising future.
2) MERRY’S GLEADSBURY IT IS DESTINY FOR ANACAPA Although older at 9 months just felt this youngster is
developing at various stages to my winner. He has a masculine head, deeper in flew, eye needs time to darken.
Good length of upper arm but slightly upright in shoulder. Superb depth of fore chest and brisket, elbows set
tight and has ample bone. He has a Compact body, just needs to come up on his legs a fraction to complete a
balanced picture. Standing a little ten to two when assessing in front, this should change as he develops.
Moderate angulated hindquarters with time to develop in second thigh and correct tail set. Carried himself well
on the move. Lovely dark liver coat and presentation.
3) WARREN’S KINGSHEATH MASKED DANCER
4) ORACZOVA & NOWAK’S BIG GAME BEGINS TAMAAM PL (FCI)
PUPPY DOG 2 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) WALKER’S DEXBENELLA IT’S ONLY ME It was only him in this class! However, another exciting and
promising quality 10 month’s old BW puppy. Lovely balanced and handsome head with darkest of eyes and
melting expression, just needs to break to define the chiselling. Correct ear set. He is of a nice size, with a
balanced outline and impressive type, just needs time to develop in body, well angled to the forequarters with
a decent depth of chest, just needs to tighten in front which showed on the move. Good length of neck into fine
laid back sloping shoulders, a firm level topline to his croup with his tail well set and held on the move, muscled
hindquarters with correct angulation onto short hocks with strong bone and rounded feet. Presented in beautiful
condition moving, steadily, confidently,and parallel from behind. Another one with a promising future. BPD &
RBPIS
JUNIOR DOG 4 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) WILSON & CONNOR’S PINEREOCH NO STUNTS LARRIE Handsome LW who has a compact and
balanced outline, standing on straight well boned forelegs, although his front feet could be tighter. His head
is masculine, of good proportions with enough fluting and chiselling, eye still need to
darken slightly. Clean throat and strong neck of good length into well laid shoulder. Still to develop in brisket, he
has a short, ribbed back and moderately bent, muscled hindquarters with hindlegs well let down. Really
impressive on the move where he is sound fore and aft with true springer gait covering the ground with
ease. Presented in beautiful gleaming coat and condition. A very promising youngster who appealed
immensely to achieve from me his first RCC.
2) LE-CLERC’S HUNTERHECK FADE TO BLACK Mature youngster who is well constructed, liked his height to length
ratio.Handsome well- developed head with a kind expression. Enough neck into a well laidshoulder, still
needing time to develop in middleand front needs to tighten, enough bone with compact feet. Level top line
and well angulated muscled hindquarters . Needing more attention to his BW coat which could have been
presented to advantage. This looked to me like a novice exhibitor and hope you can find a mentor to help get
the best out of your lovely dog. I am happy to help, just ask.
3) GLEDHILL’S JAGGER DE LES TRES LLACUNES
YEARLING DOG 1 ENTRY
1) WALKER’S DEXBENELLA DOUBLE OH SEVEN Compact and strong young dog with excellent depth of
body, masculine balanced head with a slightly rounded medium length skull and deep flew, however
eye needs to darken slightly, and head needs to break to give the desired fluting and chiselling as found it a bit
plain. Slightly arched neck leading into correctly placed sloping shoulders. Chest deep with welldeveloped body which I felt will develop further with maturity, loin strong, muscular, and well
coupled, muscular thighs and well let down hocks. His forelegs are straight and well boned however would
prefer more compact feet. On the move he is very merry and active! my notes say naughty but nice! And it did
make me smile. When settled he strode out on a sound positive stride.
NOVICE DOG 3 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) WALKER’S DEXBENELLA IT’S ONLY MERepeat Puppy Dog
2) GLEDHILL’S JAGGER DE LES TRES LLACUNES This young LW dog of 15 months needs to develop in body. He is built
on a largerframe and has a stronger head than 1 and his eye needs to darken. Time will be on his side. Well
angled front and rear assembly, slightly arched neck, would prefer a little more length in upper arm, straight and
well boned forelegs with strong pastern and neat compact feet. His handler had him over stretched on the stack
losing his topline. However very impressive on side profile movement, carrying himself well and covering the
ground with reach and drive.
GRADUATE DOG 2 ENTRIES
1) WALKER’S DEXBENELLA IT’S ONLY MERepeat Puppy Dog
2) ALLERY’S DEXBENELLA FINALFRONTIER Mature 4-year-old flashy LW dog with a balanced outline, level
topline on short, ribbed back with well-developed muscular thighsand short let down hocks. Splendid bone on
his straight forelegs with tight compact feet. Found him slightly strong in skull and would prefer a little more
length in foreface but had a lovely deep and square muzzle and large nostrils. Correct chiselling and stop. His
eye could be a tad darker but expression kind enough. He moves in harmony with his handler where he
is well schooled moving on a true springer gait. Sound coming towards you but today moving a bit close on
footfall behind.
POST GRADUATE DOG 3 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) ROWLINSON’S MELTAROSE MIDSHIPMANHandsome LWT dog whose body is compact with a balanced outline.
He has a masculine head, flat cheeks, and foreface length equal to skull showing a well- balanced head with the
kindest of expressions. Slightly arched neck leading into well placed sloping shoulders, chest deep with elbows
set tight, feel he needs to develop and mature in the middle which will come with age, short over back with level
topline leading into a strong loin, moderately angulated and muscled hindquarters which he used to
advantage moving soundly with reach and drive on a free and easy stride. Considered for top honours.
2) ALLERY’S DEXBENELLA FINAL FRONTIER Repeat 2
nd Graduate Dog
MID LIMIT DOG 3 ENTRIES
1) TOPLISS’ BERESFORD BOLT FROM THE BLUE Good-looking dog, full of breed type and presented in his
straight solid BW gleaming jacket. I liked his size and super compactbalanced outline, depth of body and height
to length ratio. He has an attractive head, beautiful dark eyes and the kindest of expressions, ears set
well and nicely feathered. He is well angled front and rear with a deep chest, good spring of
rib,rounded rump, and low tail set. Stifles and hocks are moderately bent and has broad well developed
muscular thighs and splendid bone.Another from this kennel who is full of promise and considered for
top honours but in the challenge, he was a bit unsettled on the move and going round his side gait was very
erratic. Sound parallel movement fore and aft. I have no doubt he will get his title.
2) GLEDHILL’S GREG DE LES TRES LLACUNES Flashy LW dog who appealed to me and was close to 1 with similar
attributes. Same make and shape with a compact balanced well-developed body, deep brisket, and well
sprung rib. His attractive masculine head just screams English Springer to me with lovely dark hazel almond
shaped eyes and correct chiselling, nice fluting, moderate stop, and proportionate length of foreface to
skull and well-set ears.Straight well boned legs, strong pasterns, and compact feet. He has super neck, well laid
shoulders and a firm topline with well angulated muscular thighs and hindlegs well let down. Moved
soundly covering the ground with a true springer gait. Another who should have a successful future.
3) RICHARDSON & TERRY RICHARDSON’SCHERISHYM DRACONIS
LIMIT DOG 3 ENTRIES
1) MORGAN’S DEXBENELLA FRILLED TO BITZ I liked the overall shape and height to length ratio of this beautifully
presented LW dogwith true balance to his well- developed body, deep chest, well sprung ribs, and strong
muscular loin. His head is balanced with deep flew, correct chiselling and fluting with slightly rounded skull. He
is a tad light in eye but still had a kind enough expression. Strong arched neck into well placed sloping shoulders,
moderately angulated front and rear, elbows tight. He has broad muscular well-developed thighs, standing on
amply boned limbs and neat feet. Sound mover covering the ground with reach and drive and in tune with his
handler. Shortlisted for top honours but found him just to be moving a tad close behind today.
2) RICHARDSON & TERRY RICHARDSON’SCHERISHYM DOFIDA Attractive dog presented in his straight
gleaming BW coat.Personally, he needs less feathering on his undercarriage to show off his
balanced shape more and would give him a racier appearance as he has excellent forequarters standing on
straight well boned legs. His shape is balanced with all the correct proportions so why not show it off more! Just
needs to develop in middle. He has a gorgeous masculine head which is balanced with the darkest of eyes and
kind expression and goodlength of ears set close. Slightly arched neck, I would prefer a little more length in
upper arm, short, ribbed back, well coupled, and well developed, broad muscular hindquarters and hindlegs
well let down. He has strong pasterns and the best neat feet. Sound mover although let himself down
today where he seemed unsettled and spooked.
3) DUNSDON’S MEADOWDALE LUTHER VANDROSS
OPEN DOG 6 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) EYEINGTON’S SH CH MEADOWDALE DAISYDALE LIGHTNING BOLT Charming BWT Dog who has everything I look
for in an English Springer and reminded me so much in many areas of my first BW dog. Everything just flows all
through. Some have said he is ‘too big’ but for me his height to length ratio is perfect. Remember the English
Springer is the highest on leg and raciest in build of all land spaniels! He has a stunning masculine headpiece,
dark eyes, correct chiselling and fluting, strong jaw, deep muzzle, slightly rounded skull, and ears set close of
good length. He has a slightly arched, strong muscular neck, well angled front and sloping shoulders, deep
chest. He has a strong well-developed body with good spring of rib, strong shapely hindquarters and
rump, hocks well let down standing on splendid bone and compact feet. Presented in super condition with the
right amount of feathering. A showman on the move where he soundly covers the ground effortlesslyin true
springer fashion. I had no hesitation in awarding him the CC, BIS and BB&WIS.
2) CALVERT’S SH CH CALVDALE SCARAMOUCHE JONES JW Attractive LW dog and worthy champion who was
presented in a gleaming jacket and superb muscular skeletoncondition and no denying he’s ‘Fit for
Function.’His body is mature and compact with a balanced outline. He has a super front assembly with
excellent laid-back sloping shoulders, deep chest, and brisket with straight well boned forelegs with compact
tight feet and strong pasterns. Well angled fore and aft, short back, strong loin and well sprung ribs strong
muscular neck which just needs a little less exaggeration on the stack as makes it look slightly longer than it is
which I found to be of good length.Handsome masculine balanced head with correct fluting between his dark
hazel almond shaped eyes and ears set close and level with the eye.Hindlegs well let down on broad muscular
thighs which he used well on the move with his sound driving action from behind, just lacked the reach in front
today of the winner. Super sound parallel movement fore and aft.
3) TOPLISS’ SH CH BERESFORD NIGHT TRAIN
4) AINSLEY & NICKLIN’S DAENERYS BLOOD OF THE DRAGON
5) TOPLISS’ SH CH BERESFORD LOCKDOWN
VETERAN DOG NO ENTRIES
PRESIDENT SPECIAL OPEN STAKES DOG NO ENTRIES
MINOR PUPPY BITCH 4 ENTRIES
1) TOPLISS’ BETHRYN SONG OF THE SKY AT BERESFORD Sweet LW baby who has just turned 6 months. Correct size
with a well-balanced shape when standing and beautiful straight coat. Feminine head of correct shape and
balance, moderate stop with slightly rounded skull. Arched neck into well laid shoulder, super forequarters with
deep chest, well boned limbs,and compact feet. Body well developed for age with well sprung ribs, level
topline, shapely hindquarters, stifle, and hocks well bent. Needing time to settle on the move but she was
sound and took it all in her stride. Promising puppy who I will watch with interest.
2) HARRIS’ MELVERLEY AMY DORRIT WITH COASTALGLOWS Another promising BW baby and although 6 weeks
older not as maturein body at the moment as 1. Feminine balanced head with lovely dark eyes and melting
expression. Neck of good length and slightly arched. Well placed shoulders, well angled fore and aft, standing
on splendid bone, feet still need to tighten. Muscular hindquarters with hindlegs well let down, strong over loin
and rump with correct tail set. Sound mover, moving confidently for age.
3) WILSON’S CALVDALEPADLUROWNCANOE AT ZAWSPRING
4) HOUSE’S GLEADSBURY DESTINY BELLE
PUPPY BITCH 4 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) SMITH’S MELVERLEY IRIDESCENT My notes start by saying this puppy is just stunning!She gave me
goosebumps and I wish she weremine! A very mature youngster of 11 monthswhose appearance is what the
standard asks for,symmetrical and racy built, strong, and compact. Her neck is slightly
arched, strong, and muscularof good length, well laid sloping shoulders, elbows close to body, deep chest with
straight front, and has terrific bone and neat feet, strong well- developed body with great depth to her chest
and a well sprung rib. Flows from her neck to her strong muscular hindquarters with well bent stifle
and hindlegs let down, tail low set. Presented in excellent condition in her gleaming LW straight coat. Could not
fault her movement, she is so sound and moves with a true springer gait. Her head is feminine and balanced
however needs to break and finish and her eye still needs to darken and that is why today, although I have no
doubt at all she will gain her title, I awarded her the RCC & BPIS.
2) HAVARD’S ANNAVAH AQUARIUS I really liked this youngster too and was unlucky to meet 1. Only 9
months and has all the same qualities and attributes as winner, and same comments apply, just not as mature
in body at this stagewhich was the deciding factor, although I preferred her head which was feminine with
agorgeous dark hazel almond eye and enough chiselling and fluting and will be troubling the best in a few
years if not before. I have no doubt she will have a promising future and would love to see her again when
finished.
3) EVANS’ MEADOWDALE WISPA
JUNIOR BITCH 2 ENTRIES
1) JOYCE’S PEASBLOSSOM AURA AT FELLTOPS Upstanding attractive LW youngster.Liked her length of leg giving a
balanced height to length ratio. Feminine head with dark eye and kind expression, nice chiselling below
eyes,enough fluting and slightly rounded skull with flat cheeks and clean throat. Ears set level to eye. Strong
arched neck into well placed shoulder, short, ribbed back with strong muscular loin, low tail set, broad muscular
thighs with moderate bend to stifle and hocks well let down. She has a shapely well-developed mature
body. Plenty of depth to her chest and brisket, elbows close. She has ample bone but would prefer a neater foot.
Moved well in harmony with her handler on a free and easy stride.
2) LE-CLERC’S HUNTERHECK LOST IN A SPELL Pretty BW 16-month-old youngsters who has a beautiful balanced
head, darkest of eyes, and kind expression. Balanced shape with well-developed body, good length of upper arm
into well angulated and well-placed shoulders, level topline, moderate bend of stifle with hindlegs let down.
Would prefer a bit more strength over rump and hindquarters. Straight boned forelegsand feet could have been
trimmed for a neater shape. Could see this was a novice exhibitor, especially when moving. She moved ok when
settled. Keep practicing and don’t be afraid to look for a mentor for encouragement and help in all aspects of
showing your lovely girl. I am happy to help just ask.
YEARLING BITCH 6 ENTRIES 2 ABS
1) AINSLEY, NICKLIN & HENDERSON’SDAENERYS RED PRIESTESS Beautiful youngster of lovely breed type. She won
this class over 3 other quality bitches on her sound movement fore and aft and covering the ground in a positive
free and easy stride moving in tune with her handler. Her head has strength but still feminine enough, foreface
is of proportionate length to skull , broad and deep flew but found her to be a tad throaty. Eye still needing to
darken slightly but still shows a kind expression.Ears of good length and set close. She has a super front
assembly, strong neck, correctly placed sloping shoulders, deep chest and well boned limbs, feet could be more
compact. Mature well developed body with good spring of rib and strong over rump, a wellmuscledhindquarters and stifle, and hocks well bent. She has a level topline and low set tail. Will watch
her future with interest.
2) WALKER’S DEXBENELLA DOUBLE VISION Sweet feminine 23-month-old LW girl who presents a lovely balanced
outline with her well developed and compact body shape. Close up to winner. Pretty head of good proportions
and hazel almond shaped eye giving her a kind expression. Well angled front and rear. Enough neck and well laid
shoulders, great depth to chest and brisket, super bone with the neatest of feet, level topline with muscular loin,
shapely rumpand well developed broad muscular thighs, stifle moderately bent and hindlegs well let
down. Moved soundly. Another one with a bright future.
3) RICHARDSON & TERRY RICHARDSON’SDAENERYS MOONDANCER TO CHERISHYM
4) FRUSHER & SLACK’S CHANANGEL WHEN YOU BELIEVE AT SHERSONA
NOVICE BITCH 3 ENTRIES 1 W/D
1) HARRIS’ MELVERLEY BETSY TROTTWOOD WITH COASTALGLOWSSweet LW baby puppy approaching 9
months.Stood has a lovely balanced outline, she has apretty, well balanced head, with lovely almond shaped
hazel eyes. Standing on well boned forelegs, neat feet, and chest deep at this stage, moderate angulation fore
and aft, broad muscled thighs with stifle well bent and hocks well let down. She has all the
attributes required and exactly right for her age. Needing more confidence on the move.
However very sound.Have patience and allow her to grow up and she should fulfil her promise.
2) KEELY’S KHALEESI DE LES LLACUNES (IMP ESP) NAF TAF Different type to 1 built on a larger frame. Balanced head
of good proportions, eye still needs to darken, long lobular well feathered ears set close. Strong muscular arched
neck leading into well laid sloping shoulders. Deep in chest, body still to develop as has hindquarters to match
her well-constructed front assembly. Her tail set is low and carried well on the move. Enough bone and compact
feet. Presented in her straight LW shining well-conditioned coat. Sound mover covering the ground with her free
and easy stride. Time and maturity will be on her side.
GRADUATE BITCH 6 ENTRIES 2 ABS
1) KIBBY’S TRIMERE TAYLOR MAID AT PINHAYS JW Liked the height to length ratio of this LW bitch with her racy
appearance. She just needs to mature in body to complete the pictureand at the age of two she has plenty of
time in the stages of her development. Beautiful feminine head with lovely fluting and chiselling, deep square
flew and lovely hazel almond shaped eye giving a kind expression. Good length in upper arm and wellplaced shoulderwhich gave her super reach on the move following the driving action of her well
angled muscled hindquarters. Low set tail carried well.She has neat compact feet and enough bone.Another one
where time and patience will be her friend.
2) DUNSDON’S SEASPRING WINDS OF CHANGE Correct size and balance to this LWT 2-yearold youngster. However, needing to develop in body where I would prefer a little more body weight and
substance. Correctly angled front with depth in fore chest and elbows set tight on straight well boned legs, feet
could be tighter. Her hindquarters are well angulated,muscled with a moderate return of stifle and welllet down
hindlegs. Attractive. balanced feminine head nicely marked with her tan colour with thedesired fluting and
chiselling, eye dark enough,although a little round which spoils her expression but still kind looking. Ears set
well. Wasn’t in the best coat today. A sound happy mover, moving with the correct springer gait carrying her tail
well.
3) STROVER’S SEASPRING WINDCATCHER AT CHIPEWYAN
4) PROCTOR’S PETRANELLA PERFICK BLISS
POST GRADUATE BITCH 7 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) HARRIS’ MELVRELY BURANO WITH COASTALGLOWS Balanced outline on this compact 3-year-old who was
presented in super muscular condition and a gleaming dark LW coat. Head of good proportions and
balanced with a dark hazel eye giving a lovely kind expression, clean in throat and flat cheeks, ears level with
eye. Arched neck with enough length, well placed shoulders on level topline with a mature body and good spring
of rib. Her hindquarters are moderately angulated with correct bend of stifle hocks well let down. Strong rump
and tail set well. Forequarters are well constructed with a deep chest and brisket and splendid boned legs and
neat feet. Overall and honest bitch who moved sound with reach and drive.
2) SIMMONS’ DEXBENELLA FRIVOLITY A lot to like about this flashy girl who has lovely breed type. Balanced outline
on her mature well-developed body with splendid spring of rib, deep chest, and brisket with correct length of
upper arm and sloping shoulders, firm back, well sprung ribs, broad muscular hindquarters with stifle and hocks
moderately bent. Strength over loin and rump with tail low set. Her legs are well boned but would like a more
compact foot. Arched neck leading into a super headpiece, with nice fluting and chiselling, her eye was a bit
round but nice dark hazel colour with nice expression. Moved well with reach and drive but bit loose at elbows
coming towards you. Placings could change on another day.
3) DUNSDON’S KINGSHEATH MAYDAY AT SEASPRING
4) KEELY’S ALHAMBIAN AMY WINEHOUSE
5) PATTISON’S CRACKERJANNE CASSIOPEIA
MID LIMIT BITCH 5 ENTRIES 1 ABS
This was an interesting class of 4 quality bitches, all at various stages in their development. Thought at first
glance 3 would have been my winner but she did not want to be there and was rather unsettled. 4 decided to
leave the ring in a bit of a strop without her prize card, and before I could see her number
forthe placing order! As a judge you have to assess and place all dogs on their merit on the day. Everyone can’t
win!
1) TAUBMAN’S MELTAROSE MADELINE AT MEONSTOKE Nicely presented upstanding LW with a racy outlook and
liked her height to length ratio. She has a mature deep well-developed body which is balanced giving a nice
outline. Her head has strength but still feminine enough, with correct balance and proportions and lovely dark
hazel eye. Good length to her strong arched neck into correct placed sloping shoulders. Short, ribbed
back with low tail set off a round shapely rump, muscular loin, and broad thighs. Well let down hindlegs
although I would prefer less length of stifle as slightly over angulated. Well boned limbs and neat feet. She really
takes your eye on the move covering the ground soundly and with a true springer gait.
2) CORBETT’S TRIMERE TURN BACK TIME Another quality bitch with a racy appearance with good length of leg, just
not as mature in body as 1 which is no surprise as she is 1 ½ years younger. Beautiful dark LW coat in super
condition with her nicely marked subtle tan markings on her head which was feminine with a gorgeous eye
shape and dark hazel colour. Foreface was deep in flew and of proportionate length to skull. Muscular arched
neck into well-constructed and angled forequarters. Super bone and feet, short firm back and well sprung rib.
Strong muscular hindquarters with moderate bend to stifle and hindlegs which she used on the move covering
the ground with reach and drive on a free and easy positive stride. Another one I would like to see when finished
as has a lot of promise.
3) LILLIE’S FREEWAY FORTUNE
4) FRUSHER’S DEXBENELLA FENELLA AT SHERSONA
LIMIT BITCH 6 ENTRIES 3 ABS
1) WILSON & CONNOR’S POTRAIL TURNS THE SWAG ON FOR PINEREOCH Beautiful balanced outline
on this pleasing LW who is full of breed type. She has such a beautiful head with a soft Springer expression with
her lovely dark hazel eye, deep flew with correct balance through foreface to skull, nice chiselling and fluting,
flat cheeks, clean throat, and close-set ears. Strong, slightly arched neck into well placed sloping
shoulders with good length of upper arm. Her body is mature with splendid depth of chest and brisket, elbows
tight in. Level top line, strong loin and round rump with tail set low. Well angled muscled hindquarters with
hindlegs well let down and neat feet. Being so well constructed it didn’t surprise me that she moved effortlessly,
covering the ground with reach and drive. Considered for top honours but was just moving a tad close on
footfall behind today when it came to the challenge. Worthy of gaining her title.
2) LILLIE’S FREEWAY REMEMBRANCE Symmetrically built LW with a mature well-developed deep body and
compact outline. Feminine head of correct proportions with a kind expressive dark hazel eye, neck slightly
arched with enough length, well angled fore and aft with deep chest, and elbows set tight to brisket. Firm level
back with ribs well sprung, muscled shapely hindquarters with moderate bend of stifle and hind legs. Straight
well boned forelegs and lovely compact feet. Moved soundly but did not have the reach and drive of the winner.
3) TOPLISS’ SANDYLANDS SEND MY LOVE
OPEN BITCH 8 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) CALVERT’S SH CH CALVDALE FLUTTER JW Headed up a class of super quality bitches. This stunning LWT for
me exemplifies the breed standard starting with her gorgeous balanced feminine head which is nicely marked
with her tri colour and dark hazel almond shaped eyes giving a soft springer expression. Presented in superb
muscular skeleton condition in her beautiful straight gleaming jacket and nicely feathered. Racy in appearance
and spot on for height to length ratio and has a mature well-developed body, carrying the right amount of
weight with great substance and a good spring of rib. Her forequarters are textbook, well boned straight
forelegs, well laid sloping shoulders, elbows set close to body and strong flexible pasterns. Flows from her strong
slightly arched neck into her firm level topline over her strong muscled lion, shapely rump to a good tail set.
Hindlegs well let down with good bend to stifle and strong broad muscular thighs and stands on neat compact
round feet. Moved soundly with a true springer gait. Not surprised she gained her title at an early age and has a
great future ahead. Could take her home in a heartbeat. CC, RBIS & BOS
2) WILDSMITH & BROWN’S SH CH TRIMERE TICKLE ME FANCY A worthy champion who just gets better and better
with age. 7 ½ years young and still moving round the ring with verve in her true springer gait, swinging from the
shoulder and strong drive from behind, pleasing her handler which is lovely to watch, and she is areal credit to
her breeder/owners. She has a mature compact body, splendid bone, neat compact feet, terrific substance and
depth, well sprung ribs into a strong loin, correctly angulated front and rear, short firm ribbed back, round rump
and low tail set. She has a beautiful feminine well worked head of good proportions. Fabulous presentation in
her flashy LW coat and nice feathering.
3) CORBETT’S SH CH TRIMERE TIME FLYS
4) DOBBIN’S DONARDEN GIN FIZZ
5) AINSLEY & NICKLIN’S DAENERYS WINDS OF WINTER
VETERAN BITCH 4 ENTRIES 1 ABS
1) DUNSDON’S SEASPRING BECALMED Nice body shape, balance and build to this 9-year-old. Beautiful balanced
head with lovely dark eye and the kindest of expressions. Strong arched neck with good shoulder placement,
well angulated front and rear, enough bone, and tight round feet, hindquarters well developed with moderate
bend to stifle and hindlegs. Very sound and happy mover covering the ground in a free and positive stride. I
would have preferred less coat and feathering to show her off to advantage. A credit to her owners. BVIS
2) WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC’S COBHAYDAZZLING AZALEA A strongly built mature, deep, compact body on this 9-yearold. Feminine balanced head with lovely dark hazel eye and sweet expression. Would prefer a bit more length of
upper arm and neck. Level topline over short back, strong loin, and well sprung rib. Deep chest and well boned
straight forelegs, feet could be tighter. Well-muscled and broad thighs with moderate bend to stifle and
hindlegs, strong round rump with low. Moved well on a free and steady stride.
3) CHASTON9’S CASSAPPLE LINDYHOP
PRESIDENT SPECIAL OPEN STAKES BITCH 5 ENTRIES 2 ABS
1) DUNSDON’S KINGSHEATH MAYDAY AT SEASPRING Attractive 2-year-old youngster with a beautifully
balanced tri coloured head with lovely fluting and chiselling and the dreamiest dark eyes giving a kind
expression. She has super balance, and I liked her height to length ratio, correct angulated front and rear and
a well-developed body, short firm backline with good spring of rib into a strong loin and well-set tail. Standing
on well boned limbs and nice compact tight feet. Presented in her well-conditioned straight BW tri
coloured coat with enough feathering. Moved soundly and true on a free and easy stride, just a bit close on hind
movement. She has time on her side to mature on and finish.
2) PROCTOR’S PETRANELLA PERFICK BLISSA balanced and compact outline with this LW girl. She has excellent depth
of brisket and deep chest, firm level topline with good spring of rib ,rounded rump, low tail set, and broad
muscular thighs with well let down hocks. Moderate angulation front and rear standing on strong boned limbs
and neat feet. Beautiful presentation of her straight coat and exactly right amount of feathering. Slightly arched
strong neck but a little upright in shoulder. Her head was the area that let her down, I would have preferred a
broader muzzle with a fraction more length to balance with skull and a darker eye for a kinder expression. She
moved on a steady positive stride.
3) WILLIAMS & TOUBLIC’S COBHAY DAZZLING AZALEA

I would like to thank the committee and all involved of the SESSS for inviting me to judge this open show. I
thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a great honour to be asked. The atmosphere was lovely. The hospitality was
fantastic. I would also like to thank my Steward, Chis Savell. You did a sterling job keeping the ring going.
I was very impressed with the quality of my entry and I thank you for your sporting manner as there were
some difficult decisions.

MINOR PUPPY DOG – (3)
1st KINGSHEATH PASO DOBLE, Mrs B M & Mrs E Nicholson & Whitley
Loved this l/w boy. Only 7 months old, but so masculine. Gorgeous head, with a melting expression. Square
flews, well set ears, good chiselling under eyes. Strong neck of good length leading to well laid shoulders. Deep
chest & well sprung ribs already. Strong, broad thigh with low set tail. Moderately bent stifles into tight feet.
Moved impressively for his age. One to watch for the future. BPD
2nd KINGSHEATH SUN DANCE, Mrs J Fitchett
Litter brother to 1. Much the same attributes apply, but prefer the front assembly on 1. B/w boy. Slightly
heavier build at the moment. He was very happy and enjoyed himself.
3rd KINGSHEATH MASKED DANCER, Miss M E & Mrs L J Warren

PUPPY DOG (1)
1st DEXBENELLA IT’S ONLY ME, Mr S & Mrs W Walker
A lovely black & white puppy. Medium size with balanced head and pleasing expression. Nice dark, almond
shape eye. Good length & layback of shoulder. Super rear, broad thighs with good muscle. Moved well. Just
preferred the height of the mpd for BPD challenge.

JUNIOR -(3)
1ST PINEREOCH NO STUNTS LARRIE, Ms L Wilson & Mrs A Connor
L/W dog of 16 month maturing well. Loved his happy nature when on the move. Head of good length with nice
dark eyes. Strong neck into well laid shoulders. Straight forelegs. Body strong with well stpung ribs. Hind legs
well let down. Would like to see a broader thigh. Nicely feathered.
2nd JAGGERDE LES TRES LLACUNES TAF, Mr C & Mrs J Gledhill
14 months. Head of good length, well chiselled below the eyes. Square flews and nice dark almond shaped
eyes. Good front and rear. Low set tail. Would like tighter feet.
3rd HUNTERHECK FADE TO BLACK

SPECIAL YEARLING DOG (1)
1ST DEXBENELLA DOUBLE OH SEVEN, Mr S & Mrs W Walker
Loved this boy, super balance. Masculine head with a pleasing expression. Well chiselled. Good length of neck.
Well off for bone. Moderate all through which is what the breed standard asks for. Loved his exuberance. Just
missed out on top honours today.

MAIDEN (0)

NOVICE (1)
1ST DEXBENELLA IT’S ONLY ME, Mr S & Mrs W Walker

GRADUATE DOG (1)
1ST DEXBENELLA FINAL FRONTIER, Mrs K Allery
Nicely maturing dog with good angulations. Strong, broad thigh with good muscle tone. A little heavy over the
shoulders but moved well and freely.

POST GRADUATE DOG (3,1)
1ST MELATROSEMIDSHIPMAN, Mrs E Rowlinson
L/w/t. He has a nice outline when stacked. Good angulation fore and aft. Straight forelegs. Well sprung ribs
with a muscular loin. Moved well.
2nd DEXBENELLA FINAL FRONTIER, Mrs K Allery

LIMIT DOG (5)
1ST BERESFORD BOLT FROM THR BLUE, Mrs T Topliss
Lovely balanced boy, melting expression with his dark, kind correct shaped eyes. Flat cheeks, good chiselling,
well placed ears. Straight fore legs with good bone. Strong, deep chest with well sprung ribs. Nicely coupled.
Moved out well and true… RBD
2ND DEXBENELLA FRILLED TO BITZ, Mrs N J Morgans
Another lovely boy who has matured wonderfully (shame to meet 1 today). He stacks a great picture. Excellent
presentation. Masculine through and through. Strong level top line. Not as strong in loin as 1 but one to watch
for sure.
3rd CHERISHYM DOFIDA, Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terri-Richardson
4th GREG DE LES TRES LLACUNES, Mr C & Mrs J Gledhill
5th MEADOWDALE LUTHER VANDROSS AT SEASPINGJW, Ms T M Dunsdon

OPEN DOG (3)
1ST SHCH CALVDALE SCARAMOUCHE JONES JW, Mr & Mrs M Calvert
Very worthy of his titles. I just loved him from the minute he walked into the ring. Superb quality and full of
breed type. Moderate throughout, so well balanced. Great bone. Moved around the ring with a true easy
manor. Pleased to award him BD & BIS.
2ND SHCH BERESFORD LOCKDOWN, Mrs T Topliss
Another worthy of his title. I liked this boy very much, just preferred the movement of 1 today. His
forequarters & hindquarters are in unison. Good strong bone with a deep chest. Lovely outline. Masculine but
not over done.
3rd CHERISHYM DRACONIS, Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson &Terry Richardson

VETERAN DOG (2,1)
1ST NEOINEAN WIZARD, Mrs J Fitchett
11 years Young, yet moved so well for his age. Such a happy boy. Was surprised how good his teeth were.
Moderate angulation, low set tail.

SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG (1)
1ST HUNTERHECK FADE TO BLACK, Mr M &Mrs A Le-Clerc
He moved much better in this class. Good angles front and rear. Heavier head, but nice dark eye. Well
feathered.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (3)
1ST CALVDALE PADLUROWNCANOE AT ZAWSPRING, Miss Z Wilson
B/W sweet girl, pleasing expression with dark almond shaped eyes. Straight front with good layback of
shoulder. Well sprung ribs with stifles moderately bent. With a bit more practice standing will show a lovely
picture.
2nd MELVERLY AMY DURRIT WITH COASTALGLOWS, Mrs J Harris
Smaller frame to 1 but everything as it should be, just needs more time. Pleasing head with melting
expression. Good length of neck, deep chest with a good angle of shoulder. Hind legs well let down. Moved
well.

PUPPY BITCH (4,1)
1ST MELVERLY IRIDESCENT, Mr R J Smith
A beautiful girl of 11 months. Stacked paints a perfect picture. Super front with deep chest, well sprung ribs,
muscular loin. Strong hindquarters. Tight feet. Moved well when settled. One to watch. BPB & BPIS
2nd ANNAVAH AQUARIUS, Miss L A & Mrs P J Harvard
Different mould to 1 but another to watch. Much to love about her. Feminine all the way through. Good length
& layback of shoulder. Slightly longer coupled. Tight feet, low set tail. Moved well.
3rd MEADOWDALE WISPA, Mrs E A Evans

JUNIOR BITCH (2)
1ST PEASBLOSSOM AURO AT FELLTOPS, Mr N J & Mrs S L Joyce
Very pretty bitch who is coming on nicely. Well muscled. Very feminine head, square flew and dark eye.
Firm top line with good depth. Straight forelegs, strong body. Muscular loin and well developed. Tight feet.
Moved effortlessly around the ring.
2nd HUNTERHECK LOST IN A SPELL, Mr M & Mrs A le-Clerc
B/W, a bit heavier mould then 1, broad, medium length head. Good angulation front and back. Well sprung
ribs, low tail set. Moved well

SPECIAL YEARLING BITCH (4,2)
1ST DEXBENELLA DOUBLE BUBBLE AT BERESFORD, Mrs T E Topliss
L/W, a bit unsettled with the wind today, but I loved her outline. Moderate in every way. Pleasing expression.
Eyes darkening well. Straight front. Loved her rear, moderate angulations.
2nd DAENERYS MOONDANCER TO CHERISHYM, Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry – Richardson
L/W. Unfortunate to meet 1 today. Moderate in every way. I liked her front. Good length and layback of
shoulder. Tight feet. Nice dark eye with a sweet expression.

MAIDEN BITCH (0)

NOVICE BITCH (1)\
1ST MELVERLY BETSY TROTTWOODWITH COASTALGLOWS, Mrs J L Harris
Only a baby at 7 months. Slightly longer coupled then her sister. Head is developing well. Eyes need to darken.
Strong neck into well sprung ribs. Shoulders sloping and well laid. Rear well let down. Moved well.

GRADUATE BITCH (3,1)
1st PETRANELLA PERFIC BLISS, Mrs M Proctor
Pretty head, kind eye. Strong neck into good shoulders. Deep chest, well sprung ribs. Tight feet. Won on
movement today which was at one with her handler.
2nd SEASRING WINDS OF CHANGE, Ms T M Dunsdon
Was a tight decision between these two today and I’m sure will change places another day. L/W/T who I loved,
but didn’t get her tail up on the move. Sweet feminine expression with dark eyes. Moderate in angulation, fore
and aft. Low set tail & tight feet. Just needs a bit more tidying up for a better finish.

POST GRADUATE BITCH (5)
1ST KINGSHEATH MAYDAY AT SEASPRING, Ms T Dunsdon
Such a beautiful feminine bitch. Dark eyes with a melting expression. Well laid shoulders. Straight front.
Muscled hind quarters. Moved round the ring like she owned it. Seriously considered for top honours today.
2nd DEXBENELLA FRIVOLITY, Mrs C Simmons
L/W. Very pretty bitch, dark pleasing eye, well chiselled. Strong neck. Good length and layback of shoulder,
well sprung ribs. Hind legs well let down. Well muscled. Moved well.
3rd CRACKERJANNE CASSIOPEIA, Mrs V K Pattison
4th MELVERLY BURANO WITH COASTALGLOWS, Mrs J L Harris
5TH MELTAROSE MYSTIQUE, Mrs E Rowlinson

LIMIT BITCH (5,1)
1ST POTRAIL TURNS THE SWAG ON FOR PINEREOCH, Ms L & Mrs A Wilson & Connor
Nicely worked head, dark eye. Good length of neck into good shoulders. Would like a bit more length. Good
depth of body, well sprung ribs. Low set tail with strong, muscled loin. Moved with purpose around the ring.
2nd MELTAROSE MADELEINE AT MEONSTOKE, Mrs K C Taubman
Slightly bigger then 1, again I’m sure will change places another day. Well balanced with well laid shoulders.
Good length of upper arm. Deep chest with well sprung ribs. Slightly longer coupled. Moderate stifles. Moved
out well and true.
3rd TRIMERE TURN BACK TIME, Miss S J Corbett
4th FREEWAY REMEMBRANCE, Mr J & Mrs L Lillie

OPEN BITCH (6,1) This was the most difficult class of the day, so full of of quality
1st SH CH CALVDALE FLUTTER JW, Mr M & Mrs N Calvert
Another top drawer bitch from this kennel. Litter sister to my BD. Optimises breed type. Just loved her, from
her melting expression to her straight, free movement so typical for the breed. In super coat and condition. BB
& RBIS & BOS.
2ND SHCH TRIMERE TIME FLYS, Miss S J Corbett
Another lovely bitch, feminine head with a sweet expression, dark eyes. Good length of neck into well angled
shoulders. Slightly longer then 1. Strong loin, hindquarters well muscled. Moved effortlessly around the ring.
RBB
3RD DONARDEN GIN FIZZ, Mrs N Dobbin
4th SH CH TRIMERE TICKLE ME FANCY, Mr S, Mrs M E & miss G Wildsmith & Brown
5th FREEWAY FORTUNE, Mr J & Mrs l Lillie

VETERAN BITCH (4,1)
1ST SEASRING BECALMED, Ms T M Dunsdon
B/W, 9 year old, sweet girl. Showed her socks off. Very pretty, dark eyes, super coat. Straight front. Great
angles behind, perhaps carrying a little weight, but didn’t stop her powering around the ring. BVIS
2nd CASSAPPLE LINDYHOP, Mrs G Chaston
L/w/t. Not in the best coat today, but showed herself well. Moderate angulation fore and aft. Sweet
expression with a kind dark eye. Nice tight feet.
3rd COBHAY DAZZLING AZALEA, Mrs D & Miss P Williams & Toublic
SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH (4)
1ST PETRANELLAPERFICK BLISS, Mrs M Proctor
2nd CRACKERJANNE CASSIOPEIA, Mrs V K Pattison
Unfortunately she was carrying a bit too much weight today. So pretty, very feminine head, lovely dark eye.
Forelegs straight and well boned. Well laid shoulders, muscular loin & well coupled. Handler showed her well.
3rd SEASPRING WINDCATCHER AT CHIPEWYAN, Mrs P Strover
4th HUNTERHECK LOST IN A SPELL, Mr M & Mrs A LE-Clerc

JUNIOR HANLING 6-16YEARS
JACK GREENACRE
He was at one with his dog. Showing great promise. Well done young man.
Adult handling
PHOEBE TOUBLIC
Exceptional handler. Always kept the dog between herself and the judge. Moved her charge effortlessly
around the ring.

I very much enjoyed judging the Breed at the last East of England Ch show. A big thank you to both the exhibitors for their good sportsmanship and the cheerful atmosphere and the super stewards. There were some really lovely typical Springers particularly in bitches. I was very pleased with the Bitch CC line up as all the class winners were of similar type, which isn’t always easy to achieve, given the various different styles within the breed. The correct Springer movement is still hard to find. Most are quite sound but very few have the required swing from the shoulder.

 

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Minor Puppy Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST – Bethryn Song of Solomon (Miss B

& Ms K Holt)

LW, just 6 months and therefore very much a baby. I believe this his first show and this was evident. However he has plenty of strength throughout and a masculine typical head. Eyes need to darken but this will come. Pleasing expression. Well off for bone and substance, with a good body. Good top line, and well angled front and rear. All he needs now is plenty of time.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Junior Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST – Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes TAF (Mr C & Mrs J Gledhill)

LW, 14 months and going through the teenage stage at the moment. Balanced head that has trength, as usual with a male of this age the head needs to break but time will fix this. Good eye and xpression. Reachy neck that flowed into well made body, enough rib for age and strong front and rear. Rangy at the moment as you would expect, but all the basics are there. Exuberant mover, showing power and drive.

2ND- Hunterheck Fade to Black (Mr M & Mrs A Le-Clerc)

16 month old BW, with a pleasing well balanced head. Nicely coated. Would like a shade more angulation front and rear but has a strong topline. More purpose on the move is desirable. More experience for the dog and handler would help his chances enormously.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) –

Yearling Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1ST – Beresford On My Way with

Acregate (Miss J J Tracz)

19 months LW. An eye catching exhibit. Super old-fashioned type and all Springer. Size wise he is at the top end of the standard but not too much and the body is very balanced. Pleasing male head with good width, nothing Cockery about it, with good eye and expression. Strong neck, well made front assembly and very good quarters. Has correct bone and beautifully presented coat of good texture and tailored to suit his shape. A strong sound mover with purpose. Still young but has it all to come.

2ND – Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill)

22 months LW with a pleasing head and expression, nice neck into well angled forequarters. Not the chest development of winner and would like a stronger topline. Good hindquarters and he moved soundly enough but without the purpose of winner. Beautifully presented.

3RD – Eastfalla Sherlockholmes (Mrs H Warrener)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Post Graduate Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST – Greg De Les Tres Llacunes

(imp Spain) (Mr C & Mrs J

Gledhill)

3 years old LW. Real powerhouse of a dog, moderate and balanced all through. Beautiful head and expression with a lovely dark and well-shaped eye. Strong shapely neck blending into well placed forequarters, with a very well developed chest and spring of rib. Good topline and powerful quarters. Well off for bone. Nicely presented weatherproof coat. Sound purposeful mover. Fought of some tough opposition for the RES CC.

2ND – Nineoaks Bring Him

Home (Mrs Claydon)

Attractive 2 ½ years LWT. Nicely framed dog, with a most pleasing head and eye. Well presented typical coat. Found him a little long in loin compared to winner. A little untidy coming and going, and a little overawed by the ring today.

  1. Spaniel (English

Springer) – Open Dog.

A good competitive class.

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST – Sandylands Xpress

Delivery (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes)

3 years old LW male in his prime. Shapely but with substance. Correct moderate and balanced outline. Nicely balanced head with dark eye and lovely open expression. Decent length of well arched neck, well made body with good ribs, strong topline, and moderate and very correctly angled hindquarters. Super bone and feet. Excellent coat beautifully presented and just the right amount. He is a super typey specimen stood but really comes into his own on the move, where he’s sound out and back and has a perfect ground covering side gait with the required (and seldom seen) swing from the shoulder. Add this to his economy of effort and his lovely head carriage and great footfall all achieved on a loose lead by his accomplished handler he moved his way to the Dog CC and his title fairly easily.

2ND – Peasblossom Valentino (Mrs S Graham)

5 year old LW. Very pleasing type, with a beautifully balanced

head and soft expression and dark eye. A well made body with moderate length of neck, well

set into correctly angled forequarters. He has a strong topline and good bone and was in beautiful coat. Moved well with purpose but just not quite the drive of winner.

Close up for RES CC.

3RD – Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown (Mrs T E Topliss)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Special Beginners Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST- Hunterheck Fade to Black (Mr M

& Mrs A Le-Clerc)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Minor Puppy Bitch.

3 babies who will doubtless look completely different in a few weeks!

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1ST – Bethryn Song of The Lioness at Beresford (Mrs T E Topliss)

6 month old LW, petite young lady, of pleasing shape and type. Pleasant head and expression, eye will darken with time. Nice flow of neck into compact body, strong topline and well made sound quarters. Very well boned for a baby. Sound and purposeful on the move.

2ND – Calvdale Padlurowncanoe at

Zawspring (Miss Z Wilson)

6 months BW, another pleasing type with plenty of substance but still feminine. Head developing well and has a good expression. Not quite the angulation of winner at the moment. Well balanced body.

3RD – Bethryn White Lady of Rohan

(Miss B & Ms K Holt)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) –

Puppy Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1ST- Melverly Iridescent (Mr R J Smith)

LW- the age of a puppy and the deportment of a veteran! Very mature youngster. Good breed type with a pleasing head and expression but would like more work in the head. Super neck flowing into a well constructed front assembly. The rear assembly is equally correct and balances the front. Strong topline which is kept on the move. Plenty of substance for age. Powerful 2nd thigh which powered her around the ring in a purposeful and happy manner. Well presented correct coat. Best puppy.

2ND – Tiroen Typically Braego (Mr P W Osbourne)

LWT bitch of 9 months. Unfortunate to meet winner today. More elegant and a little upright in front and rear at the moment. Very good coat and presentation. She is a slow maturer and will be quite different when she has developed further.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Junior Bitch

Two young ladies who are at just changing from puppies to adult and at the difficult age.

Entries: 5 Absentees: 3

1ST- Allenies Lady Marmalade

(Miss J A Unwin)

15 month LW bitch. Pleasing outline and her front assembly is nicely made. Good topline and reasonable hindquarters. Needs more width to skull, and would like more power to her movement. Going through a coat change. Just at the teenage age at the moment.

2ND – Hunterheck Lost in A Spell (Mr M & Mrs A Le-Clerc)

16 month old BW. Pleasing head and expression. Good forequarters and nice body. Lacks in hindquarter development and strength and this was reflected in her movement today.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer)

– Yearling Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1ST – Spuffing Prosecco (Mrs J

Weyman)

LW of lovely breed type who is maturing well. Appealing typical head with strength of foreface and plenty of work in it but still feminine. Good eye and expression. Correct neck and very good front assembly with well sprung ribs and well angled hindquarters. Moved soundly with purpose. In good coat.

2ND – Dexbenella Double Bubble at Beresford (Mrs T E Topliss)

LW beautiful bitch stood. Appealing head but would like a shade more width to skull. Good eye and expression. Reachy neck, compact well made body with good quarters and well let down rear. Her movement let her down today.

3RD – Chanangel When You Believe at Shersona (Mrs Sde &

Miss Md Frusher & Slack)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) –

Post Graduate Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1ST- Dexbenella Frivolity (Mrs C Simmons)

3 year old LW. Balanced bitch with really lovely breed type. Pleasing head, with good expression and nice dark eye. Has plenty of underjaw that was lacking in many. Well developed front and enough substance in body. Strong topline and good in hindquarter angulation. Has the right amount of sensible weatherproof coat. Moved soundly with required drive that earned her this class.

2ND – Petranella Perfick Bliss (Mrs M Proctor)

2 years old LW. Feminine young lady developing nicely. Pleasing head and expression although I

would like more foreface. Well made body and in super coat and presentation. Not quite the compact body of winner, and needs to tighten in front movement but still maturing and nowhere near her best as yet.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Mid Limit Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST – Dexbenella Fenella at Shersona (Mrs S Frusher)

LW 3 year old. Very typical girl with a beautiful head and expression. Lovely neck into well laid shoulders although would like a shade more upper arm. Strong compact body that is well ribbed. Sensible moderate hindquarters and she consequently moved soundly with purpose.

2ND – Peasblossom Tupelo Honey with Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill)

BWT with a pleasing head and expression, plenty of substance in body and well made and strong all through. In superb coat and condition, moved with purpose. Just preferred the femininity of winner.

3RD- Freeway Fortune (Mr J &

Mrs L Lillie)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Limit Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST – Sandylands Send My Love (Mrs T E Topliss)

3 year old LW and delightfully naughty! Overall a pleasing type and shape. Appealing head with lovely eye and expression. Really good neck flowing into well made forequarters with a nicely constructed body and well let down hindquarters. Could tighten in front movement to advantage but overall has ground covering action with plenty of drive. Super coat of correct texture.

2ND – Trimere Timeless with

Kassan (Mrs A E Crouch)

5 years LW. Elegant bitch with good type. Pleasant head and expression, moderate neck with good lay of shoulder but would like a shade more upper arm. Well presented correct coat. Sympathetically handled and moved with plenty of coordination but would like more purpose.

3RD- Freeway Remembrance (Mr J & Mrs L Lillie)

RES – Pendarlow Tiana (Mrs P, Mr D & Miss A Wallis & Levene)

  1. Spaniel (English Springer)

– Open Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1ST – Donarden Gin Fizz (Mrs N

Dobbin)

5 years old and in her prime. Everything a Springer should be. Sound, sensible, moderate and nothing exaggerated. She has a beautiful head and expression, a feminine shape but with the required width. Neck and front piece is just what it should be and the hindquarters are well constructed and alanced with width of second thigh. Plenty of substance with well sprung ribs and correct topline. Excellent bone and feet. Moved very well with animation and purpose. She was in super coat, just a sensible amount of feather and beautifully presented. CC and BOB, I believe this makes her title.

2ND – Sh Ch Sandylands

Send The Roses (Mr E &

Mrs E Casey & Jayes)

Another quality bitch that fits the standard. Only 3 years old LW. Unlucky to meet winner. Very balanced, shapely and typical Springer. Lovely head, dark eye and melting expression. Well built body

with lovely front and well ribbed with a short loin and a strong topline. Excellent coat. Like the dog CC she has super ground covering movement and shows with animation on a loose lead. RES CC.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Veteran Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1ST- Petranella Exclusive with

Braego (Mr P W Osbourne)

A typical lady of 7. LWT. Pleasing head and eye, with nice expression. Well made forequarters,

good body and substance but a little soft in topline. Correct bone and decent hindquarters. Sound

enough on the move but not particularly happy today.

  1. Spaniel (English Springer) – Special Beginners Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1ST – Petranella Perfick

Bliss (Mrs M Proctor)

2ND- Allenies Lady Marmalade (Miss J A Unwin)

3RD – Hunterheck Lost in a Spell (Mr M & Mrs A

Le-Clerc)

Windsor 23

English Springers are a breed close to my heart and feel that judging them is both a privilege and a pleasure. I
would like to thank the exhibitors for the sporting manner in which they accepted my decisions. I was
delighted with my principal winners and, to quote an old cliché, there were some I would have loved to take
home with me.
Special Beginners D/B (2) 1. Strover’s Seaspring Windcatcher at Chipewyan. Black/white bitch. Nice head and
expression. Good length of neck. Good coat and condition. Moved well.
2 Proctor’s Petranella Perfick Bliss. Liver/white bitch. Pleasing head. Straight front. Good depth of chest.
Moved OK.
Veteran D/B (1) 1 Charlton’s Petranella Jubilee Jester. Dog almost 11 years old. Correct bite. Good condition
throughout. Straight front. Well off for bone. Moved well.
MPD (2,1) 1 Whitworth’s Kingsheath Moon Dancer at Freworth. 6 months black/white. Raw youngster.
Pleasing head and expression. Good bone. Carrying a little too weight for my liking. Moved well front and
behind. Needs time.
PD (2) 1 Walker’s Dexbenella It’s Only Me. 9 months black/white dog. Nice head and expression. Muscular
neck. Forequarters straight with good bone. Good depth of chest. Balanced. Moved well.
2 Eastwood’s Rocking My World. 11 months liver/white/tan dog. Lovely head and expression. Good bone.
Strong neck. Moved OK.
YD (1) 1 Hill’s Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley. Liver/white. 22 months. Really nice young dog. Loved
his head and expression. Muscular, strong neck. Well off for bone. Strong body of correct length and deep
chest. Balanced. Moved with drive.
PGD (3,1) 1 Tracz’s Beresford On My Way To Acregate. Liver/white. Strong, muscular neck. Level topline. Good
depth of chest. Excellent presentation. Moved well.
2 Allery’s Dexbenella Final Frontier. Liver/white. Level topline. Well sprung ribs. Showed well.
LD (6,2) 1 Morgan’s Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz. Liver/white. Pleasing head and expression. Well laid shoulders.
Good body with well sprung ribs. Balanced. Moved well.
2 Richardson’s Cherishym Dofida. Black/white. Strong head. Muscular neck. Straight front. Moved well.
3 Osbourne’s Pendarlow Peter Pan with Braego.
OD (5) 1 Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Scaramouche Jones JW. Impressive young dog. Masculine head. Strong
muscular neck running into well laid shoulders. Good depth of chest. Correct length of body. Balanced
throughout. Moved with drive. Delighted to award him the CC
2. Topliss’s Beresford Night Train. Another good example of the breed. Lovely head. Good body. Well off for
bone. Good depth of chest. Moved well. Reserve CC.
3. Topliss’s Beresford Lockdown.
Good Citizen D/B (5) 1 Crouch’s Trimere Timeless With Kasson. Nice liver/white bitch. Feminine head.
Muscular neck. Well laid shoulders. Good depth of chest. Correct length of body. Moved well.
2 Kibby’s Taylor Made at Pinhays JW. Nice bitch. Pleasing head. Good length of neck. Well ribbed. Moved well.
3 West’s Grosbreull Abricat Regal.
MPB (6,1) 1 Osbourne’s Tiroen Typically Braego. 8 months liver/white/tan. Feminine head and expression.
Good front. Well off for bone. Good coat and condition. Moved well.
2 Tolladay’s Calvdale Half A Story Betherden. 6 months black/white. Not the maturity of 1. Sweet head.
Straight front. Correct length of body. Everything is there, just needs time.
3. Havard’s Annavah Aquarius.
PB (3) 1 Smith’s Melverly Iridescent. Outstanding 10 months liver/white/tan. Lovely feminine head. Straight
front. Well laid shoulders. Strong muscular body. Moved with drive. Has a promising future ahead of her. Best
Puppy.
2. Evans Meadowdale Wispa. 9 months black/white. Pleasing head. Good neck and shoulders. Moved true
front and rear.
3 May’s Plaiglen Tessa Rose
JB (2) 1 Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink. Smart 16 months bitch. Lovely feminine expression. Good reach
of neck. Well off for bone. Muscular body. Strong hindquarters. Moved well.
2 Terry Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer To Cheryshym. 17 months liver/white. Good length of neck and
body. Feminine head. Tight compact feet. Moved well.
YB (4)1 Frusher and Slack’s Chanangel When You Believe. Lovely feminine head and expression. Good straight
front. Muscular neck and body. Correct topline. Moved well.
2 Strover’s Seaspring Windcatcher At Chipewyan. As before.
3 Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco.
PGB (3) 1 Keely’s Alhambian Amy Winehouse. Good honest bitch. Feminine head. Muscular neck. Good
shoulders. Correct length of back Strong hindquarters. Moved with drive.
2.Proctor’s Petranella Perfick Bliss.
3 Rowlinson’s Meltarose Mystique.
LB (4) 1 Hill’s Peasblossom Tupela Honey with Teignvalley. Lovely black/white/tan bitch. Balanced head with a
gentle expression. Good depth of chest. A lot to like about her. Moved true front and rear.
2. Taubvman’s Meltarose Madeeine At Meonstoke. Lovely head and expression. Muscular neck running into
well laid shoulders. Muscular body. Moved true front and rear.
3 Frusher’s Dexbenella Fenella At Shersona.
OB (7) The class of the day. Spoiled for choice doesn’t come close. 1. Wildsmith and Brown’s Sh Ch Tickle Me
Fancy. Beautiful bitch; fits the breed standard so well. Feminine head and expression. Strong muscular neck.
Straight front. Good depth of chest. Good angulation throughout. Shown in tip top condition. Balanced. Moved
with drive. CC and Best of Breed.
2. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW. Gorgeous liver/white/tan bitch. So much to like about her. Melting
expression. Strong neck and shoulders. Muscular body. Strong hindquarters. Balanced throughout. Moved
with drive. Reserve CC.
3 Beresford’s Sh Ch Night Class

Judge Mr E Lockett

It was wonderful to be judging my own breed after a three-year postponement caused by the Pandemic, so thank you to Blackpool Committee for appointing me. I had a truly enjoyable day. 40 of 41 entries were present, representing just about all the variations in “style” and size that are being shown these days. As a true English Springer fan to the core, I appreciated each and every one, and I thank all exhibitors for taking the trouble to prepare and enter their dogs for my opinion, with all the work and expense that this entails. Heads, as seems to be the norm currently, ranged from the narrow through correct to the heavy, eye colour from yellow-green to the darkest of hazel, and presentation from “needing a bit more of a tidy” to “not a hair out of place”. For me there is nothing to beat the soft, kind and gentle expression of an English Springer, and this will become apparent if you read on. To get that unique look the head must be correctly proportioned with flat cheeks, plenty of chiselling below the eye and the correct eye colour and shape. I found a few that didn’t really melt my heart, but there were others so delightful that I could have gazed, totally bewitched, at them for hours. Our breed standard isn’t particularly detailed and lends itself to many different interpretations, but that gorgeous head and expression, good construction throughout and soundness on the move should always be recognised and rewarded. Maybe I’m just an “old-fashioned kinda girl”, but I was looking for, and indeed found, great examples of what I consider to be “proper” balanced English Springers, i.e. symmetrically built, compact and racy, with plenty of fore-chest, a deep brisket reaching the elbow, well-sprung ribs, well-balanced angulation and strong hindquarters providing true driving power at the rear and allowing the front legs to swing forward as only a Springer’s can. I was very disappointed to find on closer examination that a few exhibits who looked really eye-catching when stacked lacked any real substance or were too short in upper arm or moved with no real drive. Just goes to show that “ringside judging” can never match the “hands-on” experience. Some were “raced” round the ring to the detriment of their true stride, something for even experienced handlers to be mindful of. Descriptors from the standard like “medium”, “fairly”, “slightly” and “moderately” were firmly in my mind – strong indicators that this should not be an overdone or over-exaggerated breed, but nor should it be too fine or lacking in width and depth. Inevitably compromises were needed since there is no such thing as the perfect dog, but I have to say my principal winners came pretty close!

MINOR PUPPY DOG (2)

1st Havard’s ANNAVAH ACCOMPLICE, 8 mths L/W with a pleasing outline, strongly built with good bone, masculine & well proportioned head for his age, just needs chiselling to develop and eyes to darken, at present he is a little narrow in front & I would prefer a little more forechest, but he has enough depth to his brisket, hopefully ribs will spring more as he matures to give him better width, he has depth to his flanks & a firm topline, I particularly liked his balanced angulation fore & aft, his thigh was broad & strong, he rolled a little on the move but showed plenty of drive behind, BPD, shame he was withdrawn prior to the BPIB challenge due to lameness

2nd Martlew’s MELVERLY VANGUARD, barely 7 mths L/W giving away so much in maturity to 1st, well-shaped skull with good depth & length to his muzzle, eye colour is dark enough for his age, standing a little narrow in front & needs to develop in forechest, plenty of depth to his brisket but flanks are quite tucked-up & he stands rather “bum-high” in his current growth phase, his front assembly & rear angulation are more moderate than those of 1st, unfortunately today his movement was all over the place & very difficult to assess, however overall I saw nothing that a bit of time & more ring training won’t sort out

PUPPY DOG (0)

JUNIOR DOG (3)

1st Wilson & Connor’s PINEREOCH NO STUNTS LARRY, 15 mths L/W, classic symmetrical & compact outline on this young dog, preferred his size & racy build to 2nd, attractive balanced head which is masculine but not overdone, dark hazel eye & a thoroughly charming expression, strong neck of good length, plenty of forechest, deep all through his body with well-sprung ribs, he has a strong topline & is short-coupled, his thighs are muscular & strong, his front & rear angulation was spot-on & balanced, carrying a little too much weight & rolled slightly on the move, but his front action and rear drive were a pleasure to see, the more I looked the more I liked him, BJIB

2nd Such’s CARLYQUINN CAPTAIN ROSS AT MUJASCAL, 14 mths L/W, presents a strong outline, taller than 1st & powerfully built throughout, masculine head of good shape, just a little heavier than 1st in skull & a shade lighter in eye, very well-developed forechest & good front angulation, deep & strong all through body, wide muscular thighs, he has a little more rear angulation than 1st, he used his strength & power well to drive round the ring, this is certainly a dog with plenty of attributes to admire, preferred the size & more moderate, compact & racy appearance of 1st

3rd Le-Clerc’s HUNTERHECK FADE TO BLACK

YEARLING DOG (2)

Interesting class with two exhibits providing quite different “looks”

1st Hill’s DEXBENELLA DOUBLE TROUBLE AT TEIGNVALLEY, liked the compact size & unexaggerated outline of this L/W, sufficient width of skull, just needs a little more depth to his muzzle for better balance, would benefit from a slightly darker eye but his expression was nevertheless kind & gentle, strong neck, enough forechest, stands on straight well-boned forelegs, shoulders well laid back, deep enough in chest & flank, short-coupled & held a firm topline standing & on the move, moderate bend of stifle & enough width of thigh to enable him to move out well, just needs a few more furnishings to finish a promising picture

2nd Tracz’s BERESFORD ON MY WAY WITH ACREGATE, L/W, substantial in build but a good size & shape displaying plenty of strength all through, very masculine & balanced in head & muzzle, perhaps not as clean in foreface as 1st, pleasing expression although I would prefer a shade darker eye, muscular neck of good length, not quite the return of upper arm of 1st, great depth through body & strong in couplings, plenty of rib & a firm topline, longer sweep to his stifle than 1st, wide well-developed thighs, stands solidly on lovely well-rounded feet, the final decision came down to rear movement where today he was looser in hocks & consequently lacked the rear drive of 1st

GRADUATE DOG (0)

POST GRADUATE DOG (1)

1st Topliss’ BERESFORD BOLT FROM THE BLUE, B/W with an impressive compact & symmetrical outline, racy in appearance, well-proportioned head which is masculine without being overdone, he benefits from a dark eye to match his B/W colouring & correct chiselling below, here was the delightful melting expression that I was looking for, once I had dragged myself away from his face there was much to admire elsewhere, good length of neck which was clean, strong & muscular, plenty of forechest, excellent depth throughout body, well-laid shoulders, strong couplings, firm topline, excellent bend of stifle & a powerful rear end, today on the move he wasn’t really concentrating where he was going (more mental maturity required!), but demonstrated more than enough of his considerable extension & drive to be awarded the RCC & made a cracking pair with the DCC

LIMIT DOG (3)

1st Morgans’ DEXBENELLA FRILLED TO BITZ, mature L/W with plenty of furnishings making a pleasing picture overall, masculine & well-balanced head with depth to his muzzle, eye colour could be a shade darker but acceptable, clean in neck & has sufficient forechest, enough length to his upper arm, but I would prefer a better layback of shoulder, strong & deep in body, very short-coupled, he is well-rounded over his rear end with strength in his thigh, he has quite a long sweep to his stifle & would benefit from a little less rear angulation to match his more moderate front, very active mover, just a little untidy today

2nd Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s CHERISHYM DOFIDA, my heart said that this good-sized, compact, well-boned & well-coated B/W should fill my eye, but today was sadly not his day, he has a well-proportioned head with dark pools for eyes that I could happily dive into, he has a strong neck leading to enough forechest, just a little heavy over the shoulders which made him look a bit stuffy, good depth to his body with strong short couplings, along with good width & spring of rib which I preferred to 1st, moderate bend of stifle, today with a different handler moving him he rather fell away & dropped his topline

3rd Long & Leeming’s TRYHARD TOUR DE YORKSHIRE

OPEN DOG (3)

1st Eyeington’s SH CH MEADOWDALE DAISYDALE LIGHTNING BOLT, this stunning B/W/T really did fill my eye today, he may be a size larger than some but he is nevertheless perfectly balanced all through, compact & absolutely symmetrical, well-proportioned head, his dark eye & super gentle expression were the answer to my Judge’s prayer, strong neck tapering towards his head, front & rear angulation was spot-on, great depth & width throughout his body without heaviness, well-sprung ribs & short couplings, tremendous width of thigh & well-muscled hindquarters, it takes a dog who is built right to power freely round the ring as he did, showing proper extension & drive, fabulous coat & presentation were the icing on this particularly tasty cake, no hesitation in awarding him the CC & BOB, & so proud later to see him still powering round the big ring to add the cherry on top by taking a very well-deserved Group 2

2nd Topliss’ SH CH BERESFORD LOCKDOWN, appealing compact & symmetrical outline on this L/W, his head is masculine with good width of skull, I would just prefer a tad more depth to his muzzle but he is in no way snipey, good length of neck leading to clean & very well-laid shoulders, not quite the forechest & return of upper arm of 1st, but he is another who has good width & stands on well-boned & straight forelegs, neat feet, liked his strength & depth in body & flank, couplings are short & his loin strong, ribs are very well sprung, excelled in hindquarters which were well developed & powerful, this showed in his rear drive on the move, a strong but moderate & unexaggerated dog with many attributes to admire

3rd Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s CHERISHYM DRACONIS

VETERAN DOG (1)

1st Rose’s WESTAWAY DREAM ANGUS OF ROSANNOCH (IMP NOR), L/W with a pleasing strong & compact outline, very masculine head, perhaps just a shade heavy in skull for perfect balance, attractive almond-shaped eye of good colour giving him the gentlest of expressions, strong tapering neck leading to correct front angulation & an impressive forechest, his body has tremendous depth & is strongly coupled, holds a firm topline, his rear is moderately angulated & his thigh is wide & muscular, his movement was light & effortless belying his 8 years, I am sure he could “spring” round a field all day, congratulations to his owner on his super condition & presentation, just lost out on BVIB to the beautifully balanced bitch

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (2)

1st Harris’ MELVERLY AMY DORRIT WITH COASTALGLOWS, 7 mths B/W baby with a delightful compact outline & smart jacket, head is understandably still developing, but she has good width to her skull & depth to her muzzle, lovely dark eye, neck is clean & the correct length leading to well-laid shoulders & a good return of upper arm, excellent depth to her body for her tender age, couplings are short & her flanks deep, topline is firm, she has moderate rear angulation & well-rounded hindquarters, maturity will bring her greater width in thigh, she had a lot of fun moving but still showed plenty of front extension & rear drive

2nd Havard’s ANNAVAH AQUARIUS, very smart & eye-catching outline on this 8 mths L/W, she has a pretty head & is more forward in this department than 1st, eye still needs to darken, pleasingly strong neck of good length & lovely well-laid shoulders with enough return of upper arm, preferred the forechest of 1st, she has better length to her body than 1st but not quite the depth at this stage of her development, she has strength in her flanks & hindquarters & a firm topline, she has slightly more length in stifles & more rear angulation than 1st, she moved well but tended to crab today, something she should grow out of

PUPPY BITCH (2)

1st Smith’s MELVERLY IRIDESCENT, very well grown 10 mths L/WT with plenty of bone & presenting a balanced symmetrical outline, her overall quality is obvious from every angle, her head is well-proportioned & her muzzle deep, I found her a just little lacking in chiselling & fluting making her rather plain in foreface at this stage, correctly-shaped eye & undoubtedly feminine, strong & muscular neck, excelled in front & rear angulation, deep & strong all through her body without being overdone in any way, with a well-rounded rear & excellent width to her thighs, she has width & a decent spring of rib, she was well-handled to show off her very sound & accurate movement, BPIB & thrilled to learn that she went on to a very well-deserved Puppy Group 3

2nd Harris’ MELVERLY BETSY TROTTWOOD WITH COASTALGLOWS, 7 mths L/W baby built on finer lines than her sister who was 1st in MPB, chalk to her sister’s cheese at present & clearly developing at a different rate, feminine head & kind expression with enough depth to her muzzle, good reach of neck, moderate angulation fore & aft, deep in brisket & flank, ribs are well sprung & she is short-coupled, good width of thigh, well-boned throughout, quite unsettled on the move, but I saw glimpses of what she is capable of, giving away so much in finish & performance to 1st today, one who just needs time to fulfill her potential

JUNIOR BITCH (6)

Interesting class with exhibits at different stages of maturity

1st Savell’s PETRANELLA TIPPING THE WINK, 14 mths L/W, feminine in size & appearance, balanced head with a sweet expression, albeit a tad overdone in stop for me, decent length & depth to her muzzle, strong neck of good length, shoulders are well-laid & she has just enough length of upper arm, good bone & stands on straight forelegs, wide enough in body with good ribs but would benefit from a bit more depth to her brisket, good bend of stifle & is still developing in hindquarters, at present she looks like the immature Junior that she is, needing more body depth & leg-length to balance her overall length, sympathetically handled & moved soundly to win this class

2nd Joyce’s PEASBLOSSOM AURA AT FELLTOPS, 14 mths L/W, one with a real “no frills” honest appearance, lovely balance to her feminine head, well-shaped skull & good length & depth to her muzzle, her eye shape is a little round but the colour is dark enough & her expression is kind, strong tapering neck of good length, I liked her moderate front angulation & preferred her depth of body to 1st, her flank is also deep & well-coupled, moderately bent stifle, she is just showing her immaturity at present needing a bit more width throughout, more development in thigh & more finish to her coat, moved out well enough once settled

3rd Rose’s PINEREOCH AMETHYST OF ROSANNOCH

Res Unwin’s ALLENIES LADY MARMALADE

VHC Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s DAENERYS MOONDANCER TO CHERISHYM

YEARLING BITCH (3)

1st Cokell & Nicklin’s CARLYQUINN MORWENNA, rather tall L/W who like her brother in YD has a number of positive attributes to admire, strongly built throughout with good bone, skull is a tad heavy, especially for a bitch, but she has a good length of muzzle & a kind expression, particularly liked her strong tapering neck & excellent front angulation, one of the few exhibits here today with elbows set well to her body (no daylight showing here!), strong & deep all through her body & short-coupled, firm topline, well-rounded rear end & strong thighs for her age, moderate bend of stifle, moved smoothly & with power

2nd Weyman’s SPUFFING PROSECCO, L/W lacking the maturity & finish of 1st at present, but liked her correct size & compact shape, sweet feminine & balanced head with correct almond-shaped eyes that are dark enough, her neck is a good length & strong, couldn’t quite match the front angulation of 1st & her elbows weren’t as tight to her body, enough depth to her brisket & flank, & very short-coupled, good spring of rib & well-developed hindquarters with a moderate bend of stifle, she was well presented, just needs a bit more by way of furnishings & time to finish maturing, moved well covering the ground, at one with her handler

3rd Unwin’s ALLENIES LADY MARMALADE

GRADUATE BITCH (1)

1st Dunn & Brown’s VALRUSSAN BLACK ONYX, B/W built on finer lines with a compact outline, her head is a little on the fine side but undoubtedly feminine, eye shape is correct & the colour is delightfully dark giving her the gentlest of expressions, length of neck is sufficient, her shoulders are reasonably well laid back, but her front assembly would benefit from a better return of upper arm, her body is deep & of good length, she is reasonably short-coupled with enough depth to her flanks, stifles are moderately bent & she has strength in her hindquarters, moved very steadily, just a little close behind & not holding her topline today

POST GRADUATE BITCH (1)

1st Harris’ MELVERLY BURANO WITH COASTALGLOWS, attractive outline on this L/W, pretty head with length & breadth to skull, muzzle is balanced in length & depth, almond eye shape & good colour give her a charming expression, strong neck of good length, excelled in forechest, stands on straight well-boned forelegs & lovely strong feet, well-angulated front, strong & deep in body with well-sprung ribs, muscular wide thighs, moderate bend of stifle, her buttocks could be a shade more rounded, but she is a lovely example of moderation & strength combined, moved with extension in front & drive behind, just a fraction close behind

LIMIT BITCH (4)

1st Wilson & Connor’s POTRAIL TURNS THE SWAG ON FOR PINEREOCH, beautifully balanced symmetrical outline on this gem of a L/W, head so well-proportioned with skull & muzzle of good length, breadth & depth, very strong neck of correct length, beautiful eye & captivating expression where I “lost” myself again for a moment, very clean over the shoulders which are well laid back, excellent return of upper arm, unsurprisingly with such a well constructed front she has plenty of “fill” in forechest & elbows were tight to brisket, fantastic depth & width all through body, thighs were wide & muscular, well let down behind with moderate bend of stifle, her powerful yet easy, effortless movement was pure joy, a strong unexaggerated & correctly-constructed Springer who certainly met my brief for the BCC, put up a great challenge for BOB, where the male’s sheer exuberance finally won the day

2nd Hill’s PEASBLOSSOM TUPELO HONEY WITH TEIGNVALLEY, B/W/T with a strong & compact appearance, head is perhaps a shade overdone for me but her saving grace is that it is very well-balanced & she has a fantastic eye & the softest of expressions, giving her a very pretty look, another whose face I could just gaze at all day, not quite the length of neck of 1st although strong & long enough, plenty of forechest, well laid shoulders & good return of upper arm which was just a little shorter than 1st, lovely depth to her brisket, strong & deep through couplings, firm topline, excellent spring of rib & width of thigh, nicely rounded over her rear end, worthy challenger for the RCC

3rd Taubman’s MELTAROSE MADELEINE AT MEONSTOKE

Res Dunn & Brown’s VALRUSSAN BLACK ONYX

OPEN BITCH (6)

1st Topliss’ SH CH BERESFORD NIGHT CLASS, L/W, correct size & a lovely compact shape showing delightful symmetry in outline, feminine head with good skull shape & enough length & depth to muzzle, not overdone in any way, tapering neck of good length, well-boned without being coarse, super front assembly with ample forechest, deep in brisket, ribs were well sprung, well coupled with strength in flanks, lovely rounded rear end, great width & strength in thigh, moderate bend of stifle & well let down in rear, moved as she looked, with power & style, although I feel that a slightly slower pace would benefit her & show her natural stride off to advantage, another honest, unexaggerated & sound-moving Springer deserving of the RCC

2nd Hydon’s CLENTONIAN PANDEMONIUM JW, B/W who appealed greatly for her “old fashioned” look (that from me is a compliment & not an insult, by the way!), like 1st she is moderate, compact & the correct size, well boned without coarseness, stands on excellent feet, pretty & balanced head with the softest of soft expressions, long enough & strong in neck leading to well-laid shoulders & sufficient return of upper arm, enough forechest, lovely deep brisket & well sprung ribs, short-coupled with strength in flanks, loved her hindquarters which were well-rounded, strong & powerful, tremendous width to her thighs & moderately-bent stifles, she drove round the ring with great power, just preferred the front assembly of 1st

3rd Dobbin’s DONARDEN GIN FIZZ

Res Ainsley & Nicklin’s DAENERYS WINDS OF WINTER

VHC Corbett’s SH CH TRIMERE TIME FLYS

VETERAN BITCH (3, 1 absent)

Hardest decision by far to decide between two delightful Seniors who have served the breed so well. Thank you to both exhibitors for the honour of judging them

1st Watson’s SH CH BORDACITY HONEY RYDER, L/W, at the grand age of 9 years she has only a touch of grey in her face & is otherwise in hard condition & good coat, another who is “old fashioned” in outline & all the more pleasing for that, head is beautifully balanced & her eye shape & colour are correct, giving her such a gentle expression, strong neck tapering towards head, front assembly is very well constructed, great depth & strength all through her body with big ribs & strong couplings, moderate bend of stifle, still plenty of muscle & width to her thighs & a roundness to her rear end, on the move she displayed correct action & easy power, wonderful to watch her & delighted to award her BVIB

2nd Conrad’s PEASBLOSSOM RUMOURS AT STRATHNAVER, 7 yrs L/W, symmetrically built & compact, so feminine in appearance yet with the right amount of strength, very well-proportioned & pretty feminine head, she has the softest of expressions to melt the stoniest heart although mine was of course already liquid, not quite the length neck of 1st but still strong & sufficiently long, well angulated with good depth in front, brisket is deep & ribs very well-sprung, deep in flank with strong couplings, moderate bend of stifle with width & strength in thigh, nicely rounded rear, in lovely condition, sympathetically handled, moved out well, just a shade closer behind than 1st & this was ultimately the deciding factor between them

Teresa Dunsdon

(Judge)

My thanks to the officers and committee of Border Union for the invitation to judge and their kind hospitality.
This was my first visit to this beautiful part of the country. The weather was kind to us but quite warm and
muggy which, sadly, did affect the performance of some of the dogs who had been exposed to the heat while
we waited to start. We were second in the ring and there was pressure for time as the group was called just
over an hour into judging so I was very grateful to my kind and efficient stewards for keeping me up to speed
throughout to enable the BOB to make the group in time, if slightly out of breath!
I was very impressed overall with some quality dogs and bitches for my consideration and thoroughly enjoyed
this appointment. One thing I did notice was one or two exhibits could have done with more preparation on
the presentation of their dogs’ teeth which spoiled what were generally beautifully groomed specimens.
PD (2, 1a)
1 Stevenson’s Peasblossom Brogan a Gaolachcara TAF, stood alone at his first ch show outing at just over six
months but a quality baby with much promise. Head, nicely balanced shape with correct almond eye with
some darkness to come. Well boned youngster standing on tight feet, compact body with good depth of chest.
Moved with composure, still a little loose in rear movement but with plenty of reach and
drive. Sympathetically handled on his debut. BPD
JD (2) Two very different styles but both boys with qualities that have much to offer.
1.Chandler’s Elazlan Tribal Craft – B/W with a gorgeous head and reachy neck, melting dark eye and
expression. Good length of leg with deep chest presenting a stylish picture with excellent topline, well
muscled thighs and balanced, moderate angulation. Overall, I found him more mature than 2 at this stage.
Moved easily in collected fashion, striding out with both reach and drive.
2. Wilson & Connor’s Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie – a more compact, heavier built L\W dog with much to
commend him, oozing strength and purpose on the move. Preferred head on 1 although this youngster’s will
develop more refinement in time. Loved his rear construction, well bent stifles and meaty thighs, overall
workmanlike physique and strong, short rear pasterns that gave him plenty of propulsion.
YEARLING DOG (1)
1. Hill’s Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley – another very nice L/W boy with excellent bone and
substance, good reach of neck and nicely rounded back end standing on great feet. Head, well balanced
but would like to see more definition in fluting which will surely come. Once settled, moved out really well.
GRADUATE DOG (1, 1a)
PGD (2)
1. Topliss’ Beresford Bolt From The Blue – caught my eye briefly when watching at a previous show where I didn’t
have the best view. Today, this B/W stood out for me on the stack and I wasn’t disappointed when going over
him! Loved him for correct size, super topline and set on of tail, deep chest, short coupling and moderate
angulation. Head to die for with really gentle expression from those darkest of eyes, lovely curve to the neck
into well laid shoulders with great forechest, another with super bend of stifle into short, powerful rear
pasterns and well muscled thighs which he used efficiently on the move in this class and later in the
challenge. Delighted to award him the DCC, his first, and later BOB. Gorgeous chap!
2. Rowlinson’s Meltarose Midshipman – unlucky to meet 1 today as this is a very attractive L/W/T who is also
very pleasing with a noble, balanced head and strong, reachy neck. Not quite as powerfully constructed in
forehand or with the depth of body as 1but with lovely, well boned legs, super topline and good rear
angulation. Today, he moved a little erratically but deserved his call back in the dog challenge for another look
at higher honours.
LD (3, 1a)
1. Ganarin’s Berkenbar Giovanni, – a classically styled, mature five-year-old dog who won this class on his lovely,
handsome head and strong neck into a deep front, compact body with balanced, moderate angulation. Would
have preferred more elan on the move but forgave that in the heat.
2. Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s CherishymDofida – eye catching B/W with attractive head and gentle
expression, little heavy in back skull for me. Excellent forechest, lovely bone and feet, short coupled and
moved happily and correctly. Although he has a slight tendency to slope in topline when stacked, this was not
apparent on the move. Not quite the rear construction of 1 but a quality dog.
OD (5)
1. Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford As Good As It Gets –deserving champion of lovely style and quality with no
exaggeration anywhere that really appealed. Handsome head with kindest of eye, good front with depth all
through into a strong, short coupled body and lovely rounded backside standing on tight feet, very
exuberant and easy on the move which was impressive in the heat! I did note he was a bit of a fidget! An easy
RDCC.
2. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Scaramouche Jones JW, another gorgeously headed dog from this successful kennel,
also oozing quality with compact body of depth and strong topline and rear quarters he used well on the
move. I found myself splitting hairs to a degree but preferred the more moderate neck length of the eventual
winner.
3. Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
4. Graham’s Peasblossom Valentino
5. Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Cherishym Draconis
VD (2)
1. Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (Imp Nor), quite a difference in age between both these lovely
veterans with this eight year old coming out on top on this occasion as holding the better topline on the day in
the warm conditions. He is a very well put together, honest dog that exudes strength which he used to good
effect on the move. BVD
2. Taubman’s Meonstoke Hawthorn, a quality gentleman just beginning to show his ten years today but still
a ‘goer’ and presented as always in immaculate condition. Much preferred his head and neck to 1 and he is a
real testament to the lasting qualities of this breed.
PB (4, 1a)
1. Smith’s Melverley Irisdescent, a very mature 11 months puppy of superb style, size and outline with compact
body of depth, totally balanced angulation, strongest of rear quarters with meaty thighs, lovely toplIne and set
on of tail. Attractive head of correct proportions still with some finishing to go but with alert yet gentle
expression in an eye darkening nicely. On the move she came into a realm of her own rather like a nicely
oiled machine, a real pleasure to watch and undoubtedly a huge career to come. BPIB, PG1.
2. Harris’ Melverley Amy Dorrit with Coastalglows, sweet headed, increasingly confident B/W well behind 1 on
the maturity stakes but very appealing. Lots to like, especially her topline, good depth all through, nice short
coupling, sturdy bone, wide thighs and tight feet. Nicely composed on the move. Very promising.
3. Tolladay’s Calvdale Half A Story Bethersden
JB (8, 2a)
1. Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink, lovely outline to this bitch with super dark eye and expression on sweet
balanced head with graceful neck of strength, still some depth to come in her compact body but with lovely
bone, feet, lovely bend of stifle into a good width of thigh. Another very composed on the move with great
precision and good drive. One to watch for the future.
2. Ganarin’s Pinereoch Primavera, slightly bigger bitch with great front angulation allowing her to move with
great reach, another with meaty thighs and tightest of feet. Attractive head, not quite so feminine as 1
although nicely balanced all through.
3. Rose’s Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch
4. Joyce’s Peasblossom Aura at Felltops
5. Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym
YEARLING BITCH (2, 1a)
1. Strover’s Seaspring Windcatcher at Chipewyan, very feminine headed B/W who stood alone but a worthy
winner of quality and an example of moderation throughout in bone, angles and overall balance. Moved easily
with precision but just a little narrow behind today.
GB (2, 1a)
1. Carr’s Alhambian Kirsty Maccoll at Amhrani,again alone, a compact if slightly plain headed bitch with sweet
expression. Slightly disappointed this little girl was overweight as that marred a very decent example of the
breed and she moved without verve as a result.
PGB (3)
1. Harris’ Melverley Burano with Coastalglows, compact, nicely balanced, strongly made L/W bitch without
exaggeration I have always liked. Attractive head with a lovely eye and expression. Moved steadily with reach
and drive which earned her the class.
2. Fairgrieve’s Alkaruss Forget Me Not, very attractive B/W with the waggiest tail on the show gound! Liked her
length of muzzle and very elegant neck, nicely angled with good bone and lovely level topline.
3. Rowlinson’s Meltarose Mystique
LB (6, 1a)
1. Willett’s Trimere Time Fly’s, pretty, feminine stylish lady with lots to commend her, balanced, head with strong
muzzle and enough flew, good depth of forechest, gorgeous neck with graceful curve, lovely bone and
angulation and strong rear quarters used well on the move. Would have liked just a tad more of her all over
which will come in time.
2. Savell’s Petranella Shenanigan, my surprise of the day as this sweet headed bitch with stylish head, darkest eye
and expression has really matured in bone and substance, moderately angled lady with good neck into
shoulder, strong topline and lovely backside with excellent muscletone thoughout. Moved out freely in total
harmony with her handler.
3. Taubman’s Meltarose Madeleine at Meonstoke
4. Hill’s Peasblossom Tupelo Honey with Teignvalley
5. Wilson & Connor’s Potrail Turn The Swag On for Pinereoch
OB ( 6) What a class of quality bitches anyone of whichcould have changed places another day!
1. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter, this beautiful Liver tri bitch was definitely at peak on the day and sparkled.
Gorgeous, balanced head with sweetest expression, graceful neck into well laid shoulder, deepest chest, short
loin, wide thighs and nicely rounded rump. Stood on sturdy limbs which powered round the ring today amidst
the strongest opposition. Loved her. BCC.
2. Wildsmith & Brown’s Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy, one I have always admired for her femininity,
overall balance and harmony with her handler, belying her age with her usual graceful but purposeful gait,
every inch the champion we love. Could not outclass the front angulation of the winner but totally deserving of
the RBCC and BVIB. Thrilled to see her take another group placing later in the day. VG4
3. Dobbin’s Donarden Gin Fizz
4. Casey & Jayes’ Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses
5. Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Night Class
VETERAN BITCH
1. Fairgreave’s Peasblossom Shimmer of Alkaruss, 7 years B/W of lovely style standing alone in this class. Neat in
size with pretty head, elegant neck of strength, good balanced angulation, lovely topline and tailset. Plenty of
depth to chest and in good coat and condition. Moved decorously round the ring rather than with the power
and drive I would like to see from such a young veteran.

Three Counties 2023

DCC 6515 – Calvdale Ever Thus JW (Mr & Mrs M Calvert)
RDCC 6554 – Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown (Mrs T E Topliss)
BCC 6516 – Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW (Mr & Mrs M Calvert)
RBCC 6543 – Dk/se Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind (Mr K B & Mr M S & Mrs T Madsen & Jensen & Brix)
BOB 6515 – Calvdale Ever Thus JW (Mr & Mrs M Calvert)
BP 6533 – Annavah Aquarius (Miss L A & Mrs P J Havard)
BV 6520 – Petranella Jubilee Jester (Miss J Charlton)
Some high quality spaniels here today. Temperaments were excellent and all of the dogs showed to good
advantage. Many thanks to my two hardworking and very efficient stewards.
Minor Puppy Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1ST 6544 – Gleadsbury It Is Destiny for Anacapa (Mrs H Merry). Great to see this long established affix back in
the Springer ring. This young dog provided a good start to the day. Just under 8 months old and he stood and
showed like a seasoned trouper! Nice head proportions, good muzzle and large, open nostrils. Good bone, legs
and nicely padded feet. Clean neck with well laid shoulders. Good body and ribbing for age. Very good hind
action.
2044. Spaniel (English Springer) – Junior Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1ST 6519 – Elazlan Tribal Craft (Miss E Chandler). A handsome, well coated youngster. Good neck and well laid
shoulders. Good bone with tight, well padded feet. Mature in body and ribbing with pleasing depth of chest
and this maturity just gave him the edge today. Sound and typical on the move.
2ND 6527 – Russell at Cumani (Imp Ita) (Mrs La & Miss Lv Fugle & Cook). Absolutely typical in outline and has
an attractive head and kind expression. Strong loin with good topline and tailset. Decent feet. Lovely, close
fitting coat.
3RD 6541 – Hunterheck Fade to Black (Mr M & Mrs A Le-Clerc)
2045. Spaniel (English Springer) – Post Graduate Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1ST 6552 – Beresford Bolt from The Blue (Mrs T E Topliss). A very classy dog with a lovely head and expression.
Clean neck, well laid shoulders. Strong, well ribbed body. Moderately angulated hindquarters and moved out
with some drive from the rear.
2ND 6549 – Clentonian Pitch Perfect (Mr R & Mrs J Reynolds). Nicely balanced and very typical all through. Well
proportioned head, kind expression. Short coupled with good ribbing and decent depth of chest. Moved
soundly.
3RD 6566 – Eastfalla Sherlockholmes (Mrs H Warrener)
2046. Spaniel (English Springer) – Limit Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 4
1ST 6545 – Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz (Mrs Nj Morgans). Grand head and expression with flat cheeks and good
muzzle. Kind, masculine expression. Clean neck and shoulders. Strong, well ribbed body. Good bone legs and
feet with strong, flexible pasterns. Free moving and sound.
2ND 6518 – Sandylands Xpress Delivery (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes). Masculine head, good depth of chest and
well ribbed with some strength over the loin. Good muscle tone and moved soundly in very typical fashion.
2047. Spaniel (English Springer) – Open Dog
A good class
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1ST 6515 – Calvdale Ever Thus JW (Mr & Mrs M Calvert). CC & BOB. Classical head and gentle, yet masculine
expression. Nicely arched, clean neck with well laid shoulders. Deep chest, strong well ribbed body with some
strength over the loins. Excellent bone, legs and nicely padded feet. Muscular, moderately angulated
hindquarters. Impressed on the move.
2ND 6554 – Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown (Mrs T E Topliss). Reserve CC. Another lovely head; clean, reachy neck
and good shoulders. Short coupled and well ribbed with well set tail. Not quite as settled on the move as the
winner but sound and absolutely typical and has an easy, effortless action.
3RD 6514 – Daenerys Blood of The Dragon (Miss L & Mr L Ainsley & Nicklin)
2048. Spaniel (English Springer) – Veteran Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST 6520 – Petranella Jubilee Jester (Miss J Charlton). A really delightful character who was obviously enjoying
his day out. Well balanced and very typey, kind expression. Excellent dentition. Good neck, well bone with
nicely padded feet. Well ribbed with good tailset. Moved soundly. Best Veteran.
2049. Spaniel (English Springer) – Minor Puppy Bitch
2 very typey pups.
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1ST 6533 – Annavah Aquarius (Miss L A & Mrs P J Havard). Nicely proportioned feminine head and expression.
At this stage, she just has the edge in body development. Good neck and shoulders. Well boned with good legs
and feet. Moved well in very typical fashion. Best Puppy.
2ND 6534 – Gleadsbury Destiny Belle (Mrs C A House). Attractive head and expression. Good bone with
compact, nicely padded feet. Ribs extend well back, good couplings. Moved soundly.
2051. Spaniel (English Springer) – Junior Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1ST 6521 – Carlyquinn Morwenna (Mrs H & Mr L Cokell & Nicklin). Typical all through and shows to best
advantage. Well balanced with good depth of chest and strong, well ribbed body. Attractive head with kind
expression. Moved soundly and effortlessly.
2ND 6561 – Allenies Lady Marmalade (Miss J A Unwin). Well balanced head, lengthy neck and clean over the
shoulders. Well boned with nicely padded, compact feet. Good topline and tailset. Moved out well.
3RD 6526 – Eastriding Love in Black with Cumani (Mrs La & Miss Lv Fugle & Cook)
2052. Spaniel (English Springer) – Post Graduate Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1ST 6540 – Trimere Turn Back Time JW (Mrs J I Kibby). Typical with a lovely head and expression. Some
chiselling and flat cheeks. Nicely balanced with good length of leg and a sturdy, well ribbed body. Moderately
angulated and moved out with some drive from the rear.
2ND 6568 – Spuffing Prosecco (Mrs J Weyman). Very attractive head and feminine expression, kind eye. Nicely
arched neck and good shoulders. Short coupled and well ribbed. Very good profile action.
3RD 6557 – Dexbenella Double Bubble at Beresford (Mrs T E Topliss)
2053. Spaniel (English Springer) – Limit Bitch
Two high quality bitches.
Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1ST 6558 – Sandylands Send My Love (Mrs T E Topliss). Grand head carried on a nicely arched neck, well ribbed
with some strength over the loins. Moderate angulation and has some strength and power on the move. Good
legs and feet.
2ND 6522 – Trimere Time Flys (Miss S J Corbett). Close up and she too is very nicely balanced with an attractive
head and kind expression. Strong, well ribbed body, nicely rounded hindquarters with some breadth to the
thighs. Moved soundly and shows to advantage.
2054. Spaniel (English Springer) – Open Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1ST 6516 – Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW (Mr & Mrs M Calvert). CC. Lovely head with gentle, feminine expression.
Very good neck and shoulders. Deep chest and good body and ribbing. Moderate all through and has an easy
flowing gait with some drive.
2ND 6543 – Dk/se Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind (Mr K B & Mr M S & Mrs T Madsen & Jensen & Brix). Reserve CC.
Another top class bitch, pleasing to handle as she is well made and nicely put together. Grand head, excellent
neck and shoulders. Good bone legs and feet. Short coupled and well ribbed back. Sound and typical on the
move.
3RD 6517 – Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes)

Judge Mr T Mather

Southern Counties Championship Show

English Springer Spaniels

3rd June 2023

Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington

I would like to thank the officers and committee for the kind invitation to judge at Southern Counties Championship Show. It is always a real honour to judge your own breed. A huge thank you to all the exhibitors for affording me the pleasure of judging your lovely dogs, all were presented to a high standard and lovely quality. To my efficient ring stewards, thank you for keeping me on track and the ring moving forward.

Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Annavah Accomplice (Miss L A & Mrs P J Havard)

Very tidy in his outline, this 8 month old L&W dog cuts a pleasing shape when stood. Showing good overall balance with lots to like. His head is proportionate, eyes a little round and light at present. Good reach of neck, into pleasing depth for his age, ribs are carried well back, and he holds a firm topline both stood and on the move. Stands on well boned limbs and tight feet. Wide in the quarters, which he used to drive around the ring, moving true fore and aft, just needs to gain in confidence to show himself off – BPD

Puppy Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 1

Junior Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Carlyquinn Captain Ross (Miss J A Such)

Upstanding and sturdy 14 month old L&W dog, built on a slightly larger frame, but this does not detract from his overall balance and proportions, with a good length of leg. Masculine head, good length to the foreface, and slight rounded backskull, eyes of an almond shape and starting to darken. Strong muscular neck, holding a firm topline, well set on tail and carriage. Brisket well let down with a good spring to the ribcage. Liked his hindquarters, wide and strong. Once settled, he is impressive in his profile movement, still needing to tighten a little more in front. Beautifully presented.

2nd Place – Hunterheck Fade to Black (Mr M & Mrs A Le-Clerc)

15 month old B&W dog, he is of a lovely overall size and shape, but needs a little more ringcraft to show him off to advantage, as he was giving his handler a bit of a hard time. His head is well proportioned, would prefer a little more strength to the foreface, lovely kind and inquisitive dark eye. Moderate length of neck, firm topline, good depth and bone. Strong muscular hindquarters. Not easy to assess on the move, but showed lovely drive.

3rd Place – Jagger De Les Tres Llacunes TAF (Mr C & Mrs J Gledhill)

4th Place – Russell at Cumani (Imp Ita) (Mrs La & Miss Lv Fugle & Cook)

Graduate Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Carlyquinn Captain Ross (Miss J A Such)

Repeat Junior Dog

2nd Place – Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill)

Another nice young dog, close up to winner. Loved his zest for life and fun. He is of a nice size and make. Pleasing masculine head, showing the desired chiselling and fluting, eye a fraction lighter but a lovely almond shape. Clean through the neck flowing into a firm well held topline. Chest down to the elbow and standing on well boned limbs. Not quite the width of thigh of winner, but with low set hocks. Moving out with drive and the odd bounce! Beautifully presented.

3rd Place – Dexbenella Final Frontier (Mrs K Allery)

Post Graduate Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Beresford Bolt from The Blue (Mrs T E Topliss)

Lovely clean and eye-catching outline to this 2 year old B&W dog, he has a flow from nose to tail, but all in moderation nothing is overdone. He has the most handsome chiselled head, masculine but refined at the same time. Well proportioned with a good length of foreface, dark almond eyes giving a kind and loving expression. Strong muscular neck, super depth and development of forechest. Firm level topline and well set on tail. Well rounded bum, and hindquarters show good width and short hock to heel. Holds his lovely outline on the move, which is true fore and aft, not the sparkle today of the open dog – RDCC

2nd Place – Dexbenella Double Oh Seven (Mr S & Mrs W Walker)

Really liked this young dog, tough decision between 1 & 2. L&W dog coming up 2 years of age and coming together nicely. Loved his zest for life and vitality. Very smart with good body proportions. Kind masculine head, eye starting to darken. Good length of neck, well developed in brisket and forechest. Held his topline both stood and on the move. Not quite the width of thigh of winner, and slightly longer in second thigh, lovely low set hocks and tight well arched feet. Moved with enthusiasm and drive, which at times made his front action a little untidy. Put down is super coat and condition and sympathetically handled to get the best out of him.

3rd Place – Dexbenella Final Frontier (Mrs K Allery)

Limit Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 2

1st Place – Cherishym Dofida (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry-Richardson)

Compact and stylish 3 year old B&W dog. Beautifully presented but at times giving his handler a bit of a hard time. Liked his sturdy and unexaggerated outline when stood. He has the desired strength but also a hint of masculine elegance. He has an appealing head, balanced in its proportions, with the fluting and chiselling, lovely dark almond shaped eye to give a gentle expression. Well developed through the body and a short strong loin. He has harmonious angulation fore and aft, with nothing overdone. Moving out cleaning, not quite the reach and drive of the main winners, but I am sure his time will come.

2nd Place – Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz (Mrs Nj Morgans)

Close up to winner, lovely 3 year old L&W dog. Thought him just right for size and balance, showing a compact outline with strength and masculinity, but also having a racy quality to him. Handsome chiselled head of the correct proportions, nicely squared flews, gentle almond shaped eye. Good length of neck flowing into a firm well held topline. Brisket down to the elbow, and ribcage well sprung, short firm loin. Muscular hindquarters, with a good sweep of stifle and wide thighs. Put down in lovely coat and condition. Not quite as tidy in his movement today as winner

3rd Place – Trimere Time Tracker (Mr N & Mrs S Gray)

Open Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown (Mrs T E Topliss)

Most impressive outline to this L&W dog, who is coming up 3 years of age. He has a lovely flow to his outline. Showing good balance and stands fore square. Nothing is overdone on him, and he is very proportionate. Pleasing proportions to his head, lovely dark almond shaped eye, nice amount of work, clean in the flew, all giving a gentle expression. Neck of good length flowing into a firm well held topline. Nicely sprung ribcage and standing on well boned legs and tight feet. Strong wide quarters, which he put to good use on the move, stormed around the ring with reach and drive. Beautifully presented in full bloom. Delighted to award him the DCC & BOS.

2nd Place – Peasblossom Xanti (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)

Eye catching outline to this 4 year old B&W dog. He is of a nice size and has lovely body proportions. Masculine but not overdone, compact but with a hint elegance. Well balanced head piece, lovely dark eye giving a melting expression, his low set ears frame his face. Good length of neck flowing seamlessly into a firm level topline to a well set on tail. Ribcage well developed and carried well back. Moderate hindquarters, not quite the width of thigh of winner. Didn’t seem to be on his ‘A’ game today on the move which was a shame. Beautifully presented in gleaming jacket

3rd Place – Daenerys Blood of The Dragon (Miss L & Mr L Ainsley & Nicklin

4th Place – Cherishym Draconis (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry-Richardson)

Special Beginners Dog Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Veteran Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Seaspring Becalmed (Ms T M Dunsdon)

Unexaggerated symmetry on this 9 year old B&W bitch, who wears her years well. She presents such a lovely compact outline on the stack, sturdy with substance and oh so feminine. Her head is most appealing, well balanced, gently rounded backskull, the correct amount of chiselling and fluting, nicely squared flews, and dark almond shaped eyes giving a soulful and loving expression. Well developed through the body, with a good ribcage, ribs are carried well back, good fill in of forechest. Wide quarters with a nice sweep of stifle. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Moving freely on a loose lead. BV – Delighted she was shortlisted in the veteran group.

2nd Place – Grosbreuil Abricot Regal (Mrs D West)

7 year old LWT bitch, slightly longer cast than the winner, but still well balanced and looking in super coat and condition. She has a really pretty head, with a good length to the foreface, showing the correct chiselling and fluting and dark almond eye, all to give a sweet and gentle expression. Good length of neck, holding a firm topline, with good depth and moderate bone. Not quite the hindquarters of the winner. Beautifully presented. Not quite as tidy behind as 1st but showing to move freely in profile.

Good Citizen Dog Scheme Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Dexbenella Final Frontier (Mrs K Allery)

3 year old L&W dog, in a couple of classes previously, now settling down and moving out much better. Compact and sturdy in his outline. A little heavier in the head, but still gives a pleasing expression. Strong and muscular neck, firm topline to a well set on tail. Moderate in his angulation, with well boned limbs. Good depth to the ribcage, and short firm loin. Moving out much more tidily and with drive. Well presented.

2nd Place – Trimere Timeless with Kassan (Mrs A Crouch)

Close decision between these two. Liked the outline of this 5 year old L&W bitch, she has enough substance but has a refined elegance to her. She is moderate all through. Lovey head piece, well proportioned, good depth to the flew, well shaped kind eye. Good length of neck, firm topline, chest is well let down. Put down in lovely condition. Today not as clean in her movement as winner

Special Beginners Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Crackerjanne Cassiopeia (Mrs V K Pattison)

Happy and outgoing, 2 year old dark saddled B&W bitch. Very feminine bitch of moderation. She has such a lovely expression. Clean cut skull, good depth and width to the foreface, lovely dark eye. Neck of good length cleanly flowing into her firm topline. Chest reaching to the elbow, and good development of forechest. Moderate hindquarters. She has a free-flowing side gait, a tad close behind, at one with her handler. Well presented – Best SB, delighted to see her shortlisted in the SB Group – well done.

2nd Place – Petranella Perfick Bliss (Mrs M Proctor)

Beautifully presented and handled 2 year old L&W bitch, with much to admire. Today felt she didn’t quite have the overall balance of winner, that said, it was very close up as she moved lovely and at one with her handler. Pretty head, kind almond eye. Strong neck, deep in brisket and well sprung ribs. Stands on well boned limbs and neat feet. Just lending to be a little soft in her topline at times. Pleasing hindquarters which she put to good use on the move.

3rd Place – Seaspring Windcatcher at Chipewyan (Mrs P Strover)

Minor Puppy Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Annavah Aquarius (Miss L A & Mrs P J Havard)

Smart and well balanced 8 month old L&W bitch, giving a pleasing outline on the stack. Liked her head shape, as it shows good proportions, gentle rounding to the backskull, nicely chiselled, low set ears and kind almond eye shape. Clean through the neck, with enough depth for her age, ribs carried well back, holding a firm topline. Moderate in her angulation fore and aft, with low set hocks. A pleasure to watch her move, true in all directions, showing her happy demeanour.

2nd Place – Tiroen Typically Braego (Mr P Osbourne)

8 month old LWT bitch, of a different stamp to winner, having a slightly larger frame, and at present she has a little more range to her outline, that said she is all in proportion and should finish well. Today preferring the head of winner, but her head piece is balanced and in proportion. Lovely reach of neck flowing into a firm well held topline, good depth to the brisket and showing a good spring to the ribcage. Hindquarters with a good sweep of stifle. Another who is clean and accurate on the move.

Puppy Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1st Place – Melverly Iridescent (Mr R J Smith)

Just loved this 10 month old LWT bitch, she has so much appeal when stood. Her outline is compact and sturdy but retaining her elegance with good body proportions. Her head has the desired proportions, nicely squared muzzle but needing to finish, eye is a good almond shape and starting to darken. Lovely clean neck smoothly running into her well held topline. Super depth and spring to the ribcage for her age, with a short strong loin. She stands on well boned limbs and tight feet. Moving out well from her corresponding angulation fore and aft to show reach and drive. I am sure she will have a very bright future – BP

Junior Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 1

1st Place – Melverly Vignette (Mr R J Smith)

Another cracking young bitch from this kennel, 13 month old L&W bitch, who has a lovely outline to give a shapely silhouette. She is compact with lovely substance, and everything is in proportion. Nicely moulded head piece, with the desired work to it, and kind toning eye. Clean neck of good length with the slight arch, flowing into a firm topline. She has lovely depth and spring to the ribcage and short coupled and strong in quarters. A free mover

2nd Place – Peasblossom Aura at Felltops (Mr N J & Mrs S L Joyce)

Liked the overall shape and stamp of this well balanced L&W bitch, who is coming up 15 months of age. She has substance and elegance in a neat package. Well proportioned head, with good depth to the flew and nicely chiselled, eye of a good shape, just needing to darken a little more. She has a lovely flow from nose to tail, with a firm topline and good depth. Her hindquarters are a little longer in second thigh. Moving out with good drive, today not as clean behind as winner. Well handled and presented

3rd Place – Petranella Tipping The Wink (Ms C P Savell)

4th Place – Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry-Richardson)

5th Place – Carlyquinn Morwenna (Mrs H & Mr L Cokell & Nicklin)

Graduate Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 0

1st Place – Dexbenella Double Take (Mr S & Mrs W Walker)

Loved the overall shape and size of this 22 month old L&W bitch, a real eye catcher with super body lines. She has the desired body proportions and ratio, with good bone and substance yet elegant and feminine. Pleasing head, eye toning with coat, good length of neck, harmonious angulation fore and aft. Moved with reach and drive, but was a little untidy front and back today. Put down in super coat and condition.

2nd Place – Seaspring Winds of Change (Ms T M Dunsdon)

Very feminine LWT bitch who is coming up 2 years of age, who excelled on the move. She has a compact and sturdy outline, but with the desired slight racy quality. Lovely balance to her head, just the right amount of strength and depth with a kind almond shaped eye. Good length of neck flowing into a firm level topline, she falls away a fraction at the croup. Chest is well let down with strong hindquarters. She has a pleasing ground covering action and true in all directions.

3rd Place – Spuffing Prosecco (Mrs J Weyman)

4th Place – Crackerjanne Cassiopeia (Mrs V K Pattison)

5th Place – Kingheath Kushida at Cassapple (Mr P S & Mrs M A Wilson)

Post Graduate Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 2

1st Place – Dexbenella Double Vision (Mr S & Mrs W Walker)

Litter sister to Graduate winner, and very similar in many respects, perhaps a little more forward in her development at present. When stood she presents a beautiful silhouette, shapely and functional, with an air of quality. Appealing head, of good proportions and balance, with a gentle expression. Strong neck of good length, well balanced front angulation, good depth, forechest and spring to the ribcage, with a short strong loin. Liked her hammy hindquarters and nicely rounded bum. Excellent side gait, a little untidy behind today. Beautifully presented and well handled.

2nd Place – Trimere Turn Back Time JW (Mrs J I Kibby)

A classy 2 year old LWT bitch who presents a shapely outline when stacked. Of a different stamp to winner, as she is a little more racy with a good length of leg. Pleasing head proportions, and kind eye. Good length of neck with a slight arch, flowing smoothly into a firm topline and well set on tail. Chest is down to the elbow, but not quite the forechest of winner. Nicely angulated hindquarters with low set hock. Positive and true on the move

3rd Place – Dexbenella Frivolity (Mrs C Simmons)

4th Place – Peasblossom Tupelo Honey with Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill)

5th Place – Kingsheath Mayday at Seaspring (Ms T M Dunsdon)

Limit Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st Place – Peasblossom Zoya (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)

Darkly marked BWT bitch who shows such shapely elegance when stood, but she has also has the desired amount of substance all through. She has the most feminine of heads, well proportioned, showing good width and depth to the foreface, flew nicely squared, backskull slightly rounded, and those dark almond eyes giving a melting expression. Clean neck of good length flowing into a firm topline. She has lovely depth to the brisket with ribs carried well back, with a short strong loin. She has unexaggerated symmetry. Loved her hammy hindquarters, wide and strong with low set hocks. She moves out purposefully, with drive from the rear, not quite the showmanship of the open bitch. Beautifully presented and in tip top condition – RBCC

2nd Place – Trimere Time Fly’s (Miss S J Corbett)

This 2 year old L&W bitch has a lovely outline when stood, shapely with a nice flow to her. Most feminine of heads, just the right amount of depth and width, with plenty of work in it. Reachy neck, flowing into a firm topline, enough depth to the brisket . Today just preferred the width of thigh and well rounded bum of the winner. Beautifully presented and sympathetically handled. Free and positive on the move

3rd Place – Meltarose Madeleine at Meonstoke (Mrs K C Taubman)

Open Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1st Place – Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy (Mr S, Mrs M, Mrs E & Miss G Wildsmith & Brown)

So very smart and stylish this beautiful quality 7 year old, who belies her years, showed her socks off today to take the top spot. Loved her for her size, substance and she is oh so feminine. When stood shows super balance and body ratios. She has the most appealing head, almond shaped eye, the right amount of chiselling and the desired fluting, with her low set ears framing her face. Well developed through the body, with a good spring to the ribcage, and firm topline. Standing on well boned limbs and neat feet. Strong hindquarters, with a nice bend of stifle and good width of thigh. Immaculate presentation, and in first class coat and condition. She has such a rapport with her handler, she never stops showing. Positive and true on the move with a ground covering action. Delighted to award her BCC & BOB, she then goes onto win the Gundog Group in super company, looking an absolute picture. Many congratulations

2nd Place – Daenerys Winds of Winter (Miss L & Mr L Ainsley & Nicklin)

This 6 year old L&W bitch looked super in profile when stood. She has a lovely flow, compact, and elegant with substance whilst having a racy quality to her. Delightful head shape, finely chiselled with an almond shaped eye. Good reach of neck, lovely firm solid topline when stood. She is well developed through the body, with a good ribcage and depth. Liked her wide quarters and low set hocks. Put down in super coat and in full bloom. On the move showed her happy and outgoing nature, but had a tendency to roll through the middle which also threw her hind action out a fraction, this unfortunately cost her higher awards, shame I thought she was lovely.

3rd Place – Sh Ch Beresford Night Class (Mrs T E Topliss)

4th Place – Carlyquinn Kisses of Fire JW (Mrs H Cokell)

5th Place – Dk/se Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind (Mr K B & Mr M S & Mrs T Madsen & Jensen & Brix)

ESSCOW Champ May 2023 – Judge Trudy Topliss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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English Springer Spaniel Club Of Wales

26 May 2023

Judge Mrs Trudy Topliss

I was first offered this appointment by the former Show Secretary, Liz Williams, a couple of decades ago. Never one to rush into anything, I finally managed to take the society up on the offer. Two decades on and how things have changed, sadly not for the better, so many top kennels no longer exhibiting, fewer dogs overall and whilst many exhibitors’ faces were very familiar, the lack of new exhibitors in our breed was very apparent. On the positive side, the sun was shining and people around the ring seemed to be enjoying their day on the superb showground. What a pleasure to be given a ring which could have been used for flat green bowling. Many thanks to the exhibitors and my very able steward.

And so to the dogs

Minor Puppy Dog 3 (0 absent). Lovely start to the judging. Three promising pups at different stages of development. 1st Walker’s Dexbenella It’s Only Me. A substantial black and white boy teaming with quality. Well-developed all through. Standing on the best of legs and feet, elbows nicely tucked in, he really fills the eye. Super deep body, well ribbed back to close couplings and strong quarters with great width of thigh. Moved soundly. Best Puppy dog. 2nd Bullock’s Trixhund Secret Obsession. Compact nicely coupled boy with decent bone and feet. His head is balanced and he looks at you with a pleasing expression. Eye shape correct but eyes need to darken a tad. A little more maturing to do but has all the essentials. Moved out well keeping a good topline on a lovely stride. 3rd Havard’s Annavah Accomplice

Puppy Dog 2 (1 absent) 1st Walker’s Dexbenella It’s Only Me.

Junior Dog 2 (0 absent) 1st Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross, a substantial, strong, and well-built boy. He appeals on the stack and overall, he is well constructed, showing balance with good height to length ratio. He has a decent length of leg with good bone and feet. He is deep through the brisket and well ribbed to a strong loin. His neck is strong, and flows well into his shoulders. His head is balanced with good muzzle and flews. Eyes are correct in shape but need to darken a tad which I am sure they will. Super driving movement from a well put together rear, solid thighs of great width. Super profile movement a touch loose in front today. Promising lad. 2nd Fugle & Cook’s Russell At Cumani (IMP ITA). A smaller frame than the class winner. At an in between stage in his development as the moment. His head is a decent length but is too strong in the back skull. He has a decent muzzle and eye shape. Nicely handled and moved with purpose.

Novice Dog 0 entries

Yearling Dog 3 (1 absent)1st Walker’s Dexbenella Double Oh Seven, fell hook line and sinker for this substantial boy who shows maturity beyond his years. He filled my eye on the stack with his balanced angulation and profuse coat. He has a masculine head which could break a little more yet. Kind eyes which are darkening nicely. Another standing on well boned legs. When you put your hands on his middle piece, he has depth in abundance and is nicely ribbed back to close couplings. Super well-muscled quarters. His quality is there for all to see, he carries himself so well and keeps his handler on high alert. Loved him. Dog CC. and Reserve Best In Show 2nd Hill’s Dexbenella Double Trouble At Teignvalley, litter brother to the class winner and carries some similarities. He is as smart as paint; his coat is presented in the best of order. As yet, is far more immature than his brother. Carries a well-proportioned head, eyes need to darken a touch still. Strong neck into nicely angulated front. He moves freely but doesn’t make it easy for his handler and he needs to tighten in front a tad. Nonetheless a stylish boy. 3rd Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross

Graduate Dog 1 (1 absent)

Post Graduate Dog 2 (1 absent)1st Gledhill’s Greg De Les Tres LLacunes (IMP ESP) The first words in my notes about this boy are “Super, all of the bits and all in the right place”. He has all the essentials I was looking for. Gorgeous head eye and expression, correctly proportioned and balanced, could have stood there looking at it for ages. The breed cannot afford to lose this type of head and expression. He stands on super feet and well bones limbs and has lovely depth of body. He moved really well, parallel, and true, fore, and aft. Liked him a lot.

Limit Dog 4 (0 absent) 1st Casey & Jayes Sandylands Xpress Delivery, took my eye in this class from the moment he entered the ring. Immaculately presented boy who was in tip top condition from his head to his heels. So lovely to see a dog oozing attitude. This boy really stands so well over his ground. He has a superflowing outline and is moderately angulated front and back which gives him balance and symmetry. His strong neck blends well into his shoulders and his topline is perfect, flowing into his tail which is correctly set on. Another standing of great legs and feet with elbows well tucked in. On the move he really comes into his own and those feet have such a lightness of touch enabling him to cover the ground effortlessly. Very impressive boy. 2nd Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Cherishym Dofida, Compact and stylish boy with a pleasing masculine, well moulded head which is set off by a kind dark eye giving a soft expression. This boy carries a lot of coat so you really need to get your hands on him to assess him. I liked what I found. He has a strong neck leading to a well ribbed middle and he is strong over the loin. Short hock to heel which is good to see. Beautifully presented coat but dare I say it, would benefit from a bit taking off his undercarriage feathers. Not the easiest dog to move for his handler, when he gets going, he moves on a long easy stride. Overall, a nice springer. 3rd Morgan’s Dexbenella Frilled To Bitz

Open Dog 3 (1 absent) 1st Mitchell’s Sh Ch Peasblossom Zanti, lovely typey boy oozing style and quality. Stacked he demonstrates a balanced eye-catching clean outline. His handler knows how to get the best from him. The first visual impression of him is excellent and he doesn’t disappoint on closer inspection. He has a pleasing head which is masculine with chiselling around his correctly shaped dark dreamy eyes. He is clean and strong through the neck into a correctly proportioned middle. Well ribbed back into strong couplings. Super firm topline apparent both on the stack and whilst moving. Lovely turn of stifle which in conjunction with short rear pasterns gave him plenty of drive from the rear. Overall, I liked him a lot, refined without a hint of coarseness about him. Will always trouble the best. 2nd Bullock’s Trixhund This Is My Destiny, smart outline on this well-proportioned boy. I found his head to be well balanced with enough width to his muzzle and a kind enquiring masculine expression. Super bone and legs on this boy with decent well-padded feet. Generally pleasing all through, good in the middle with nicely turned stifles. Today was not fully concentrating on the move but he does go on a lovely stride.

Champion Dog 1 (0 absent) 1st Eyeington’s Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt. Super boy who has always appealed to me since I saw him as a puppy. A very worthy champion, built on a bigger frame than some but in no way coarse. He is balanced and nicely proportioned all through. Shown in super coat and condition. He has a well-proportioned masculine head with an endearing expression. Super limbs on this boy, great bone, and decent feet. Strong neck into a nicely angulated front and fabulous middle. Everything about him is strong and sturdy and he excels in his great powerful meaty quarters. They have super width and give him so much propulsion, He covers the ground so well and as usual was showing his socks off. Reserve Dog CC.

Veteran Dog 3 (0 absent). I really must admit that I found this class very hard to judge. It seems somewhat unfair to judge a seven-year-old against a couple into double figures. They all had some lovely qualities. 1st Woodbridge’s Crackerjanne Court Jester This boy is compact smart and neatly packaged throughout. He has a nicely balanced head with good eye shape and colour. He looks at you with a pleasing alert expression. His moderate neck runs well into a nicely laid-back shoulder. His body is very good with decent ribbing and depth to his brisket. Overall, a lovely boy. Best Veteran In Show 2nd Taubman’s Meonstoke Hawthorn, this is a super veteran who lost out today only by virtue of age. He is a lovely smart type of springer with lots to like about him. His head is masculine and he has super dreamy dark eyes, which contribute to his kind expression. He is clean through the neck and throat. Particularly like his lovely bone and feet. He moves well using his strong well-muscled hindquarters to advantage. Was very much in tune with his handler today. 3rd Charlton’s Petranella Jubilee Jester.

Special Beginners Dog 0 entries

Minor Puppy Bitch 4 (0 absent)1st Havard’s Annavah Aquarius, super baby who put in the best performance in the class today, clean lines when stacked, creating a lovely profile, just right for age, nothing overdone. Has lots of potential for the future. Her head is balanced with a decent muzzle. Her eyes need to darken a shade or two. Moved as is expected of one so young but was sound and fluid and covered the ground well.2nd Harris’s Melverly Amy Dorrit With Coastalglows what a poppet, totally different type to winner. She has a super smart coat and plenty of depth to her body considering her age, standing on the best of legs and well rounded, padded feet, this baby is very raw but has all the essentials. Pretty expression on this girl and her head is pleasing all through. Super dark eye as you would expect on a black & white. She moved well once she settled. 3rd House’s Gleadsbury Destiny Belle

Puppy Bitch 2 (0 absent) 1st Smith’s Melverly Iridescent, notes read “great prospect for the future, out of the top draw, a bit out of the ordinary”. She is a stylish youngster who looks glorious on the stack. She combines femininity and substance and looks more mature than most puppies in every department bar her head; whilst having the correct proportions, this still needs to break and she would benefit from a bit more chiselling around her eyes and they still need to darken a shade. All she needs is time for this to happen. She stands on grand, well-rounded feet and is well off for bone. Nicely angulated front and back, loved her static balance. Great hammy quarters, croup a little rounded at this stage. She moved out well fore and aft on a free and easy stride. She is such an exciting prospect. Loved her. Best Puppy In Show. 2nd Harris’s Melverly Betsy Trottwood With Coastalglows Litter sister to Amy Dorrit and many of the comments made apply here as well. She is more mature than her sister and again is smart in outline wearing her best shiny coat. Impressive middle at this stage, deep in body and elbows well tucked in. Another with lovely legs and feet. Great quarters and short from hock to floor. Will be interesting to see how the sisters develop.

Junior Bitch 5 (0 absent) 1st Smith’s Melverly Vignette another from this kennel that manages to combine femininity with substance, a winning combination. Ultra compact and very stylish. Balanced pleasing head with enough work in it and correctly proportioned giving a lovely expression. Oh what a middle piece, great depth and spring of rib, short, strong couplings into impressive quarters. Short from hock to heel enabling her to drive. Really moves with purpose keeping her topline all the time. Another great prospect for this clever breeder. 2nd Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer To Cherishym This girl impressed with her ultra feminine quality head. She looks at you through dreamy eyes giving a super soft and gentle expression. Her neck is strong and flows well into her shoulders. Level topline. Beautiful coat. Sound hindquarters. She moved well once settled. 3rd Joyce’s Peasblossom Aura At Felltops

Yearling Bitch 3 (0 absent) Lovely class, no doubt places will be changed as they move up the classes. 1st Walker’s Dexbenella Double Vision super girl, first impression is of a bitch that is beautifully balanced. Looked an absolute treat on the stack. Another that manages to combine substance and femininity so well. Fell for her outline, flows from nose to tail. Great height to length ratio, Loved both her top and her underline. She stands on lovely feet with decent bone and a super turn of stifle. Stepped out really well to win this class but flagged a bit in the challenge, strong contender. 2nd Smith’s Melverly Vignette 3rd Cokell & Nicklin’s Carlyquinn Morwenna

Novice bitch 3 (0 absent) 1st Smith’s Melverly Vignette 2nd Harris’s Melverly Betsy Trottwood With Coastalglows 3rd Cokell & Nicklin’s Carlyquinn Morwenna

Graduate Bitch 6 (1 absent) lots of variation in type in this class 1st Kibby’s Trimere Turn Back Time substantial tri girl, pulled into a nice shape on the stack. Racy in appearance with both good length of neck and leg. Nicely off for bone and decent feet. Strong over the loin and tail well set on. Well angulated rear but tending to throw her hocks out a bit today. 2nd Pattison’s Crackerjanne Cassiopia completely different type to class winner, good old-fashioned type presented in a glossy black jacket. Nothing exaggerated about her. Good size. Balanced, well moulded head and she sucks you in with those dark hazel eyes. Proportionate bone and decent feet. Moved well but a little weight reduction wouldn’t go amiss as she was moving a tad close behind today. 3rd Cokell & Nicklin’s Carlyquinn Morwenna

Post -Graduate Bitch 3(0 absent) 1st Hills’s Peasblossom Tupelo Honey With Teignvalley Lovely black tri who combines femininity and substance to her advantage. Stacks well to demonstrate her strong top and underlines. Well moulded head, balanced and well proportioned. Great expression and super eye colour. Strong neck flows well into her well angulated forequarters. Well bodied through the middle, ribbed well back to a strong loin. Very well-developed quarters helping her to power round the ring. 2nd Keely’s Alhambian Amy Winehouse, totally different type to class winner. Overall, very pleasing for balance and type. Absolutely loved her head, old fashioned style with true springer expression. Super dark eye. We need more heads like this. Strong neck into nicely assembled forequarters. She has depth though the middle with a decent forechest. She moves true but gives the impression that she wants to leave the party. Frustrating. 3rd Harris’s Melverly Burano With Coastalglows

Limit Bitch 6 (2 absent) 1st Mitchell’s Peasblossom Zoya real beauty, I didn’t care too much for her as a youngster but look at her now. Wow! Notes read “Simply stunning” Loved her crisp clean outline, all the bits fit into place seamlessly. Again, a bitch demonstrating femininity and substance. This one has an elegance about her which is so pleasing to the eye. She has a well-balanced feminine head of excellent proportions. Beautifully moulded skull, correct in muzzle and flews. Those dark almond eyes are just so seductive. Her neck flows so well into her shoulders. She is well ribbed back to strong couplings and this is another with hammy quarters. She moved soundly and true but just didn’t have the “look at me, only me” attitude of the CC winner and consequently had to settle for the Reserve ticket. 2nd Taubman’s Meltarose Madeleine At Meonstoke another lovely girl and again lovely flowing lines. An upstanding bitch with a well put together head of decent length with sufficient stop and chiselling around the eye. Her eyes could be a bit darker but she has a lovely expression. She has a reachy neck into a decent front assembly. She has enough depth through the middle and has strong quarters. She steps out well but not as positive in rear as the class winner. 3rd West’s Grosbreuil Abricot Regal

Open bitch 3 (1 absent) 1st Keely’s Shipden Alhambian Diana Dors. My notes read” honest and true to type,” this girl has grown on me as I’ve watched her develop. Her head is a bit stronger than that of her kennel mate but still has true springer expression. Her neck is powerful and she is correct for size with great bone and decent feet. Moderately angled fore and aft this girl is nicely balanced and her lack of coat today only served to emphasise her abundance of forechest and good depth of brisket. She is very strong through the middle, being well ribbed back to strong couplings. She has super meaty quarters which she used well. On the move her footfall was accurate, true, and parallel 2nd Hydon’s Clentonian Pandemonium JW, lovely girl, ultra feminine girl with a clean impressive outline. Loved her type, nothing overdone. Spot on for size and presented in a beautiful dark jacket. Lovely feminine head, nicely moulded skull, and everything well proportioned. True soft springer expression. Stands on decent bone and feet, good through the middle, deep brisket and nicely ribbed back to a strong loin, plenty of propulsion from the rear but found her a little lacking in animation today.

Champion Bitch 1 (o absent) 1st Casey & Jayes Sandylands Send The Roses. I’m sure that whoever coined the phrase” Take Them Round Please” was hoping they would all move like this girl. My notes read ”the full package, glorious on the stack and in profile movement” From the moment she entered the ring she shouted “Pick me.” She is symmetrically built, totally balanced; the front being in full harmony with the rear. She has a wonderful ground covering gait, a lightness of foot not seen too often and attitude in buckets. She pulled out all the stops and she could not be denied the top spot today, Bitch CC and Best In Show.

Veteran bitch 4 (2 absent) Lovely ladies 1st West’s Meonstoke Cherry Blossom At Grosbreuil at 10 years old this girl was determined to fight off her much younger opposition. She has a pleasing outline and is still able to keep her topline both standing and on the move. My notes read “stood soundly and moved so well” lovely height to length ratio. What a grand oldie she is, lovely girl 2nd Williams & Toublic’s Cobhay Dazzling Azalea. 7 years old, of an old—fashioned type not so much seen nowadays. She has good bone and I thought her head was pleasant with a kind expression and dark eye. She moved very well.

Special Beginners Bitch 3 (0 absent)1st Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays, Clean outline on this ultra-feminine girl. Good for size and type. She stands on good legs and feet but would prefer more bone. She has balanced body proportions but I would like a touch more of her all through. Immaculately presented in lovely clean coat and super condition. Her handler knows how to maximize her assets. 2nd Pattison’s Crackerjanne Cassiopeia 3rd Harris’s Melverly Amy Dorrit with Coastalglows

My thanks to the Bath Committee for this invitation and the wonderful hospitality that one always enjoys at this show. As is our expectation now the show ground was prepared to its normal high standards and the ring of good size as always. My stewards Laura and Jackie worked extremely hard and kept the ring running efficiently. Finally thank you to all exhibitors for such a lovely entry – especially on a Friday before the bank holiday weekend.

Veteran Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1ST Meonstoke Hawthorn (Mrs K C Taubman): At 10 years old his looks bely his years. Well balanced all through. Head of good shape and chiselled beneath eyes. Corrrect ear set. Clean neck of good length. Well laid shoulder. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Well boned with compact feet. Moved well on a good stride.  

2ND Crackerjanne Court Jester (Mrs C M Woodbridge). Compact and strongly built all through. Stronger in back skull than the winner. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest with well sprung ribcage. Not quite the turn of stifle as the winner. Well boned with good feet. Moved out soundly.

3RD Petronella Jubilee Jester (Miss Charlton)

 

Minor Puppy Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST Dexbenella It’s Only Me (Mr S & Mrs W Walker). Very smart puppy. Well balanced all through. Head of good length with flat cheeks and good chiselling beneath the eyes. Clean neck leading through to very good lay of shoulder and corresponding length and return of upper arm. Chest of good depth. Well ribbed back. Well developed hindquarters with hocks parallel to the ground. Free movement with good forward reach. BPD.

2ND Trixhund Secret Obsession (Mr J Bullock). Another promising youngster who is well balanced all through. Good head shape with correct breadth of skull and clean cheeks. Long neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Not quite the ribbing of the winner but this will come. Well shaped hindquarters with moderately bent stifles. Good bone and feet. Moved with confidence on a good stride.

3RD Annavah Accomplice (Miss L A & Mrs P J Havard)

Puppy Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST Dexbenella It’s Only Me (Mr S & Mrs W Walker). Repeat MPD

 

Junior Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Carlyquinn Captain Ross (Miss J A Such). Larger and heavier than I would ideally prefer although he is well balanced all through. Slightly too strong in head. Well laid shoulder and equal length of upper arm. Deep in chest with good spring of rib. Strong hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved out soundly with good tail action.  

2ND Russell at Cumani (Imp Ita) (Mrs La & Miss Lv Fugle & Cook). More the size I prefer. Head of good length but slightly strong in back skull. Well laid shoulder with equal length of upper arm. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Needs to strengthen in hindquarters and I would like to see more bend of stifle. Not as settled on the move as the winner.

 

Yearling Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST Dexbenella Double Oh Seven (Mr S & Mrs W Walker). Absolutely loved this young dog. Excellent overall balance and showing correct breed outline. Head of good length with slightly rounded skull, clean cheeks and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Well sprung ribcage leading to strong loin and well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Excellent bone with compact feet. On the move he was accurate fore and aft and showed good length of stride when viewed in profile. RCC.

2ND Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill). Litter brother to the winner and many of the same comments apply. Just not quite the return of upper arm and the winner. Well balanced all through with excellent head shape, clean neck and well laid shoulder. Chest of good depth. Well ribbed back. Strong hindquarters with good width of thigh. Moved well on a good stride – not quite the forward reach as his brother.

3RD Ashring’s Love Touch for Recondy (Mr N & Mrs B Scotting)

Novice Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Ashring’s Love Touch for Recondy (Mr N & Mrs B Scotting). Strongly built all through. Rather strong in the head and skull for me. Well laid shoulder and return of upper arm. Well ribbed with strong hindquarters. Moved on a good stride.

2ND Clentonian Pitch Perfect (Mr R & Mrs J Reynolds). Well balanced outline. Preferred his head to that of the winner, however the winner had the better forehand construction. I would also like a little more depth of chest. Well ribbed back. Good hindquarters with well muscled thighs. Good bone and feet. Moved steadily.

 

Graduate Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Carlyquinn Captain Ross (Miss J A Such) 1st JD

2ND Clentonian Pitch Perfect (Mr R & Mrs J Reynolds) 2nd ND



Post Graduate Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (imp) (Mr C & Mrs J Gledhill): Compact and strongly built. Head of good length and correct breadth. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder. I would like a little more angulation of the upper arm. Deep chest. Well sprung ribcage. Well muscled hindquarters with nicely turned stifles. Good bone and feet. Moved out well with good tail action.

 

Limit Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST Sandylands Xpress Delivery (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes): Real stallion male with good balance all round. True head of good length and breadth. Clean cheeks and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Neck slightly arched and of good length flowing seamlessly into well laid shoulder and corresponding length and return of upper arm. Deep chest. Ribcage well sprung and carried well back. Strong loin leading to well muscled hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Hocks squarely placed to the ground. Excellent bone and feet. Movement accurate both fore and aft with good forward extension and drive from behind when viewed in profile. In excellent coat and condition. CC and BOB.

2ND Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz (Mrs Nj Morgans). Well balanced, compact and strongly built. Excels in head with smooth cheeks and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Not quite the forehand construction of the winner. Deep chest. Well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Good bone and feet. Moved accurately fore and aft. Not quite rear drive of winner.

3RD Pendarlow Peter Pan with Braego (Mr P W Osbourne)

Open Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1ST Peasblossom Xanti (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell). Excellent overall balance. Clean head of good length and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Good length of neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Chest of good depth. Well sprung ribcage. Strong, well muscled hindquarters. Moved out well with good tail action.

2ND Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt (Mr S & Mrs J Eyeington). Another quality dog. Larger in frame than the winner but still well balanced. Head of good length – a little broader in back skull than the winner. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep in chest and well ribbed back. Strong well muscled hindquarters. Moved well on good length of stride.

 

Veteran Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1ST Cobhay Dazzling Azalea (Mrs J & Mrs D & Miss P Williams & Toublic & Toublic). Strongly built all through. Head of good length with clean cheeks. Reasonable length of neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Chest of good depth and well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved out well with good rear drive. BV

2ND Grosbreuil Abricot Regal (Mrs D West). Slightly taller than winner but still well balanced. Head of good length with slightly rounded skull and clean cheeks. Not quite the forehand construction of the winner. Chest of good depth and well sprung ribcage. Would like a fraction more bend of stifle. Moved soundly.

3RD Calvdale Rag Nymph (Mrs S & Mr G J Gibson)

Minor Puppy Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST Annavah Aquarius (Miss L A & Mrs P J Havard). Well balanced all through. Good head shape with clean cheeks and well placed ears. Good length of neck leading to well laid shoulder. Would like a fraction more length in upper arm. Depth of chest correct for age and well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters with nicely turned stifles. Moved accurately and with confidence.

2ND Gleadsbury Destiny Belle (Mrs C A House). I really liked this puppy but she was determined not to play ball today! Head of correct shape and not overdone in any way. Long, slightly arched neck leading to well laid shoulder and equal length and return of upper arm. Chest of correct depth and well ribbed back. Scores in hindquarters with hocks set parallel to the ground. On the move she was determined that pacing was the right thing to do! However when she did move properly she did it well but paid the price for her misdemeanours today!  

3RD Tiroen Typically Braego (kcj) (Mr P W Osbourne)

Puppy Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Melverly Iridescent (Mr R J Smith). I liked this puppy very much indeed. Beautifully balanced all through. Super head with clean cheeks and correct breadth of skull. Long, slightly arched neck leading through to well laid shoulder and corresponding length and return of upper arm. Chest of good depth with well sprung ribcage. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Hocks strong and squarely set to the floor. Excellent bone and feet. Everything of a piece and nothing exaggerated. Sound mover with good tail action. BP

2ND Melverly Betsy Trottwood with Coastalglows (Mrs J L Harris): Very raw and not really co-operating with her handler. Good overall balance. Pleasing head – would like a little more length in muzzle. Reasonable lay of shoulder. Enough depth of chest and well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters. Movement difficult to assess as she really wasn’t co-operating with her handler.

 

Junior Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1ST Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry-Richardson). Well balanced all through with no exaggerations. Head of correct length and breadth with clean cheeks and ears set on level with the eyes. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Well ribbed back. Strongly made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved out well on a good stride.

2ND Melverly Vignette (Mr R J Smith). Compact and strongly made – slightly heavier all through than the winner. Head well shaped with clean cheeks and slightly rounded skull. Deep chest with well sprung rib cage. Strong topline and well made hindquarters with hocks set parallel to the ground. Moved out well with drive.

3RD Peasblossom Aura at Felltops (Mr N J & Mrs S L Joyce)




Yearling Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST Dexbenella Double Vision (Mr S & Mrs W Walker). If the owner/breeder of this bitch ever wants to re-home her then please may I have first refusal! I just absolutely loved her. She has such presence, but such style and also dignity. Beautifully balanced all through. Her head is true to type with slightly rounded skull, well placed ears, flat cheeks and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Neck slightly arched and of good length. This then flows into a well laid shoulder with correct length and return of upper arm. Chest of good depth with ribcage well sprung. Topline held standing and on the move. Strong hindquarters with well turned stifles and good width of second thigh. Hocks parallel to the ground. In excellent coat and condition. Moved accurately fore and aft with good forward reach and rear drive when viewed in profile. Although her best is undoubtedly yet to come I had no hesitation in awarding her the BCC. I am sure more will follow. In the challenge for BOB she had to give way to the more mature dog.

2ND Saturnii Cartoon’s Be My My Valentine at Bumblecorn (Imp Ita) (Mrs L & Mr P Stevens). Little longer cast than the winner and therefore not the overall balance. Head of a good shape and length. Clean neck. Little upright in shoulder and not quite the return of upper arm as the winner. Chest of good length and well ribbed back. Well made hindquarters. Good bone and feet. Moved out well on a good stride.

3RD Carlyquinn Morwenna (Mrs H & Mr L Cokell & Nicklin)

Novice Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1ST Melverly Vignette (Mr R J Smith). 2nd JB

2ND Melverly Betsy Trottwood with Coastalglows (Mrs J L Harris). 2nd NB

 

Graduate Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1ST Kingheath Kushida at Cassapple (Mr P S & Mrs M A Wilson). Excellent overall balance. Clean head with good chiselling beneath the eyes. Well laid shoulder. Chest of good depth. Well sprung ribcage. Could have a little more turn of stifle. Excellent bone and feet. Moved accurately more and aft with good forward reach when viewed in profile.  

2ND Dexbenella Double Take (Mr S & Mrs W Walker). Another very pleasing bitch. Not quite the leg length of the winner. Excellent head with flat cheeks and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Good spring and length of rib cage. Scores in her hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Moved out well on good stride.

3RD Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW (Mrs J I Kibby)

Post Graduate Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1ST Trimere Turn Back Time JW (Mrs J I Kibby). Well balanced all through. Head well proportioned with slightly rounded skull, clean cheeks and good length of muzzle. Correct length of neck which is slightly arched leading to a well laid shoulder. I would like a fraction more length of upper arm. Deep chest and good spring and length of ribcage. Scores in hindquarters with well turned stifles and good width of second thigh. Moved out well with good length of stride.  

2ND Alhambian Amy Winehouse (Mr M & Mrs K Keely). Not quite the overall balance of the winner. Head of good length and ears well set. Well laid shoulder and length and return of upper arm. Chest of good depth and well ribbed back. Little long hip to hock which detracted from her outline. Free moving with good tail action.

3RD Peasblossom Tupelo Honey with Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill)

Limit Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1ST Trimere Time Flys (Miss S J Corbett). Good overall balance. Pleasing head of good length with ears set level with eyes. Clean, slightly arched neck leading to excellent lay back of shoulder and corresponding length of upper arm. Chest of good depth although I would like a little more spring of rib. Well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. In excellent coat and condition. Moved out well with good rear drive.  

2ND Meltarose Madeleine at Meonstoke (Mrs K C Taubman). Well balanced all through. Head of good length and breadth with ears set level with the eyes. Well laid shoulder with corresponding length of upper arm. Deep chest with well sprung ribcage. Little long hip to hock and hocks could be better set. Good forward reach on the move.   

3RD Peasblossom Zoya (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)

Open Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1ST Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes). Top quality bitch whom I liked very much indeed. Excellent overall balance. Head of good length and breadth with clean cheeks and well chiselled beneath the eyes. Clean neck leading to well laid shoulder and corresponding length and return of upper arm. Chest of good depth with well sprung ribcage of correct length leading to strong loin and well made hindquarters with good width of second thigh. Super driving movement maintaining her outline at all times. RCC.  

 2ND Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy (Mr S, Mrs M, Mrs E & Miss G Wildsmith & Brown). Another quality bitch. Very well balanced. Clean head with good chiselling beneath the eyes. Well laid shoulder and corresponding return of upper arm. Deep chest and well sprung ribcage. Well made hindquarters with hocks set square to the ground. Moved well – not quite the drive of the winner.

3RD Dk/se Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind (Mr K B & Mr M S & Mrs T Madsen & Jensen & Brix)

Becky A Johnson

English Springer Spaniel Club of Scotland May 20th 2023

I would like to thank my very efficient steward and the Scottish Club for inviting me to judge their show. 

VD (1 1). 

MPD (1 0) 1 Havards Annavah Accomplice pleasing well balanced head, good neck and shoulders, plenty of bone, moved ok for his age.

PD (1 1).  

JD (3 0) Chandlers Elazlan Tribal Craft JW quality b/w, well balanced masculine head, excellent outline, plenty of substance, correct neck and shoulders, moved well deserved Res CC. 2 Scorgie & Mcnicol Pinereoch Mischief Maker nice head and expression, good neck and shoulders, compact,  moved well. 3 Connor Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie.

SYD (1 1).

MD (0,0).

ND (0 0).

GD (0 0).

PGD (0 0).

LD (3 1) 1 Ganarin Berkenbar Giovanni typical head and dark eye,  nice compact outline, plenty of substance, strong quarters, moved well. 2 Richardson & Terry-Richardson Cherishhym Dofida compact outline, well sprung ribs, strong quarters moved well.

OD (5 0) 1 Topliss Beresford Lockdown. Liked his typical head and expression, excellent neck and shoulders, correct size, well boned moved well. 2 Calvert Calvdale Forever Thus JW nice compact outline, excellent neck and shoulders, well bent stifles, shown in excellent condition, moved well.  3 Ainsley Daenerys Blood of the Dragon.

SBD (0 0).

CD (1 0) Topliss Sh Ch Beresford Night Train stood alone but worthy winner, typical head and expression, excellent neck and shoulders, plenty of substance, excellent condition, moved with drive CC & RBIS.

VB (3 1) 1 Watson Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder typical head, lovely well balanced body, correct bone, good condition moved well. 2 Fairgrieve Peasblossom Shimmer of Alkaruss balanced head, excellent neck and shoulders, strong quarters moved ok.

MPB (1 0) Havard Annavah Aquarius quality youngster, typical head and expression, good neck and shoulders, compact, moved well for age. BPIS.

PB (0 0).  

JB (6 1) 1 Ganarin Pinereoch Primavera balanced head and dark eye, excellent neck and shoulders, strong quarters shown in excellent condition. 2 Cokell Carlyquinn Morwenna well balanced typical head, good neck and shoulders, nice compact outline, moved well. 3 Joyce Peasblosson Aura at Felltops.

SYB (2 1) 1 Cokell Carlyquinn Morwenna .

MB (1 1).

NB (1 1).

GB (1 0) 1 Cokell Carlyquinn Morwenna.

PGB (2 0) 1 Kibby Trimere Turn Back Time typical head and expression, well laid shoulders, good stifle, correct bone, moved well. 2 Fairgrieve Alkarus Forget-me-not well balanced feminine head, good reach of neck, plenty of substance, moved well.

LB (3 0) 1 Corbett Trimere Time Fly’s quality bitch, excellent neck and shoulders, strong quarters, moved well . 2 Connor Potrail Turns the Swag on for Pinereoch balanced head with dark eye, lovely neck and shoulders, balanced shown in excellent condition. 3 Carr Alhambrian Kirsty Maccoll at Amhranai.

OB (4 0) 1 Calvert Calvdale Flutter JW quality tri, well balanced feminine head, dark eye, excellent neck and shoulders, strong quarters, moved well Res CC. 2 Ainsley Deanerys  Winds of Winter typical head and expression, good reach of neck, compact body shown in excellent condition, moved well. 3 Cokell Carlyquinn Kisses of Fire JW.

SBB (1 0) 1 Carr Alhambrian Kirsty Maccol at Amhranai nice compact outline, good reach of neck, well sprung ribs, moved well.

CB (3 0) 1 ShCh Topliss Beresford Night Class . quality, liked her typical feminine head and expression, head is in proportion, shown in excellent condition, correct bone, strong quarters, moved with drive, deserved top honours CC & BIS, 2 Brix Ch Siegers Beautiful Mind nice compact outline, excellent neck and shoulders, correct bone, strong quarters, moved well. 3 Scott Ch Melverly Islay Inspired at Lossiedoon

Judge: Graham Rogers

This is my Mark II critique, the prompt original having disappeared into the ether between my mobile and OD! Always special to award your first set of CCs in a breed and I was grateful to SKC for giving me the chance and with this supportive, quality, turn out of 37 actual exhibits with just 7 absent. I hadn’t judged breed classes prior to obtaining a JDP Credit in Feb 2014. That meant a minimum 7yr wait, to obtain required hands on experience, before being permitted to award CCs, hence this appointment came 9yrs on. I only mention this as there are still those out there who assume the likes of me to have been instantly “fast tracked”.

PD (1) 1 Havard’s Annavah Accomplice; typy 6m baby just to firm up here & there as he matures on & to gain a little in confidence away from these noisy, indoor, halls; correct proportions in both head & body; flat cheeks; almond eye; length to neck; neat hocks; swung typically forward on ex feet; lots of promise.
JD (3) 1 Chandler, Elazlan Tribal Craft; 17m stylish b/w presenting an impressive, symmetrical, outline; first & foremost he has length of leg & with strong, oval, bone; head is clean with parallels & chiselling; almond eye & lobular ears set in line; long, tapered neck; well angulated; symmetry through well coupled body; correct croup to lowset tail; in gd coat; gave me that “as on air” swinging front action; gave a repeat performance in the challenge to annex the Dog Reserve CC
2 Scorgie, & Mcnicol, Pinereoch Mischief Maker; 14m l/w; typical teenager phase so just that bit narrower through against an older d. but compact; attractive head of 50:50 proportions; some chiselling; well set, lobular, ears; gd neck & forehand; just looks to mature on & will firm at pastern; correct in croup & tailset; well shown & they made a gd team.
3 Wilson, & Connor, Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie
LD (3,1) 1 Ganarin, Berkenbar Giovanni; rising 5yrs l/w so with the benefit of maturity; ex breed type; handsome headed with fluting & 50:50 proportions; a d. with forechest; compact & symmetrical; well sprung rib: no tuck up; well angulated; correct in bone & feet; sloping croup with tail set low; breed typical movement with rear drive.
2 Terry-Richardson, & Richardson, Cherishym Dofida; just 3yrs b/w so having to give a lot away in maturity & that bit narrower & not yet the forechest; v clean headpiece through skull, eye & ears, to muzzle; nicely angulated; gd body proportions & well off for bone; was relatively sloping & suspect would have preferred the great outdoors to indoors.
OD (6,1) 1 Calvert, Calvdale Ever Thus JW; rising 2yrs l/w; classic breed type; has the head qualities with the parallels & fluting; has the legs; has the symmetry with that touch of elegance; has the “as on air” action as he throws his feet well forward & covers the ground; has the croup & low tailset & carriage; so fit & functional; so bound to be titled, and soon. Dog CC & BOB.
2 Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown; rising 3yrs l/w; such a worthy Ch & a privilege to be “hands on”; loved his chiselled head with flat cheeks & parallels; length to neck with arch; just not as developed in forechest; correct bodylength as to height; cleanest of fronts with desired lift to give such a gd outline as he circuited.
3 Ainsley, & Nicklin, Daenerys Blood Of The Dragon
PB (2) 1 Smith’s , Melverly Iridescent; 9m l/w; my initial judging book entry reads “Fab”; unsurprising since I now discover she is a daughter of the BOB; fills the eye with those essentials of classic headpiece, symmetrical balance, compact, leg length & floating movement; lovely clean head & looks at you right with dark, almond eye; scores in conformation so that your hands flow over her & is so secure; forward for her age, I will look into my judges crystal ball & predict her taking 3 CCs whilst still a puppy, a prediction assisted by having just been the Group commentator at National Gundog! BPIB;
PG 3 (2) HAVARD’S , Annavah Aquarius 6m l/w so v much the raw baby in comparison; feminine head with flat cheeks & chiselling; well placed, lobular ears; length to neck; well angulated fore & aft with oval bone; gd backline to sloping croup & lowset tail; moved out well; thought her v typy & promising.
JB (6,1) 1 savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink; 13.5m l/w; struck me, frankly, as exciting & with nothing worth changing; has all those breed specifics as I’ve been taught them; some breadth & slight rounding to skull; fluting; almond eye with ears in line; parallels; chiselling; arch to neck gives elegance ; some forechest; compact in structure; well ribbed with little tuckup; has the leg height & the body length; wonderful “as on air” movement on gd bone & feet; hope maturity, beyond her teens, will prove me right! Bitch Reserve CC
2 Cokell, & Nicklin, Carlyquinn Morwenna;14m l/w; quality b with a feminine head with its flat cheeks & lobular ears; v gd body proportions, albeit a touch narrow in front, and to develop in forechest, at this teenage stage; correct in croup & tailset: nicely coated; moved with some style & struck me as v. promising & one to watch.
3 Ganarin, Pinereoch Primavera
PGB (3) 1 Kibby’s Trimere Turn Back Time JW; bang on 2yrs l/w/tan; classic, clean, feminine head; dark eye with ears in line; long, elegant neck; clean front with some forechest; strong, oval bone; well angulated; has symmetry; so well constructed & proportions; firm in hock; given some time to do so, she settled & then demonstrated the correct swing in front & rear drive to give a long stride; will be readily moving up the ranks & should be challenging the best.
2 Fairgrieve, & Fairgrieve, Alkaruss Forget-Me-Not; b/w spot on 4yrs; v gd head proportions & with a brow between; prefer eye a shade darker; ex neck & backline; not quite that impression of tallness & did come on a touch wide at elbow
3 Carr’s Alhambian Kirsty Maccoll
LB (2) 1 Corbett, Trimere Time Fly’s; recently turned 2yrs l/w; classic breed type; so v feminine but with no loss of strength of form nor of bone & with the required leg length; dark, almond eye in line with lobular ears; fluting, chiselling & parallels; arch to neck; gd forechest; well coupled w/o tuckup; displayed an elegant symmetry, with forward lift, on the move & desired tailset & carriage; should be the bitch to beat as the season progresses. Bitch Challenge Certificate.
2 Wilson & Connor, Potrail Turns the Swag On for Pinereoch; 5.5yrs l/w of a heavier build & lacking in forechest; less elegant on the move & on flatter feet; v gd head proportions & specific features; correct body proportions in terms of height to length; well ribbed back to slightly sloping croup & lowset tail; made gd use of the ring, circuiting.
OB (7,1) Good, competitive, class 1 Brix, Madsen, & Jensen, Dk Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind; 2.5yrs l/w; shown on an ATC number; lovely breed type & symmetrical balance; excelled in eye, ear & fluting; classic proportions throughout; required leg length; well angulated; well ribbed back; groundcovering stride, throwing her legs well forward & with a firm hock; surely of Ch quality wherever exhibited.
2 Ainsley, & Nicklin, Daenerys Winds Of Winter; 6yrs l/w of such obvious quality as to be able to hold her own amidst the v best of her sex; one that grew on me as the class progressed, such was the consistency of her, foot perfect, ring performance; ex headpiece scoring notably in eye & ear; arch to neck that tapered into a well laid shoulder; gd bone & feet; compact yet elegant with leg length & symmetry; moved v much “as on air”.
3 Calvert’s , Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW
VB (3,1) 1 Watson’s , Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder; quite remarkable l/w rising 9yrs; unmistakably feminine; ex proportions; ex conformation; relatively tall & racy; elegantly compact & symmetrical; fabulously placed, lobular, ears; strength through muzzle; gd neck; has forechest; has balanced angulation; in gd coat &
condition; moved with swinging front lift plus drive behind; such a credit to her 100% Roqfolly breeding. BVIB 2 Fairgrieve’s Peasblossom Shimmer of Alkaruss; 8yrs b/w; v gd overall structure; just heavier built so less elegant a profile when circuiting; ex skull & ears; shade paler in eye & shorter in foreface; scored in neck length with arch; well angulated fore & aft; correct in croup; moved out true & securely.

Judge Howard Ogden

South Western English Springer Spaniel Club

14.05.23

I would like to thank the South Western English Springer Spaniel Club for such a warm reception. There was a real spirit of friendliness throughout the day. The hospitality was most appreciated. I would also like to thank my stewards for a job well done; stewards make the show run smoothly and are often forgotten. The dogs were in lovely condition and well presented in the ring. Some were better muscled than others and found themselves in the top placings. Thank you to those who gave me a lovely entry it was much appreciated, especially those who travelled so far. JD (2) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross. Very good looking young dog. Head fairly broad and deep with good brow and correct fluting, cheeks flat with correct chiselling under the eyes. Correct ear set, shape and feathering and clean. Eyes almond shape dark in colour and clean. Square flews and well developed nostrils, masculine with an overall kind expression. Correct dentition. Slightly arched good length neck being well muscled. Very well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet. Loin muscular, hindquarters well let down, good thigh muscle evident. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Moved well with power and drive. Super Liver and White coat. A dog certainly fit for function! RBIS. 2 Guest’s Hunterdeck Guisela. Nice dog with clean eyes of correct colour and shape, square flews and well developed nostrils. Correctly proportioned head with kind expression. Correct dentition. Correct set to ears with good feathering correct shape and clean. Shoulders well laid and sloping with good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Hind quarters also well muscled, hind legs well let down with good thigh muscle evident. Correct length of back with good lumber muscles. Lovely Black and White coat. Pushed 1 hard but movement decided the places. Sp YD (2) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross. 2 Scotting’s Ashring’s Love Touch For Recondy. Nice Liver and White dog. Eyes clean with correct colour and shape with good square flews and well developed nostrils giving a good kind expression to a correctly proportioned head. Correct set to ears with good feathering and correct shape. Shoulders well laid and sloping, well muscled, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Hind quarters well muscled, hind legs well let down. Good coat and feathering. Well sprung ribs. Needed to settle in the ring, to show off his movement a little better. ND      (1) 1 Scotting’s Ashring’s Love Touch For Recondy. GD (2) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross. 2 Reynolds’s Clentonian Pitch Perfect. Nice Liver and White dog. Eyes clean with correct colour and shape, square flews and well developed nostrils. Correctly proportioned head with correct chiselling and fluting giving an overall kind expression. Correct and clean dentition. Correct set to ears with good feathering correct shape and clean. Shoulders well laid and sloping with good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Hind quarters also well muscled, hind legs well let down. Correct length of back with good lumber muscles. Good coat and feathering. Not quite the build of 1, but pushed very hard for 1st. PGD (1) 1 Reynolds’s Clentonian Pitch Perfect. OD (1) 1 Osbourne’s Pendarlow Peter Pan With Braego. Head broad and deep with good brow, cheeks flat. Correct ear set, shape and feathering, clean. Eyes almond shape correct colour and clean. Square flews and well developed nostrils, masculine with an overall kind expression. Correct dentition. Very well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet, Loin muscular, hindquarters well let down. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Moved well with power and drive. Lovely Liver and White coat. Another dog fit for function! VD (2) 1 Taubman’s Meonstoke Hawthorn. We’ve met before and he didn’t disappoint. Still thinks he owns the ring. Lovely head, proportionate with good brow and correct fluting, cheeks flat with appropriate chiselling. Ears set and shape correct, clean with good feathering. Eyes almond shape correct colour and clean. Square flews and well developed nostrils, masculine with an overall kind expression. Correct clean dentition. Very well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet. Loin muscular, hindquarters well let down. Back with good lumber muscles and well sprung ribs. Moved well with power and drive. Lovely “old boy” and still fit for function! RB Dog BVIS. 2 Woodbridge’s Crackerjanne Court Jester. Another “old boy” with terrific character. Eyes clean with correct colour and shape, square flews and well developed nostrils. Correctly proportioned head with kind expression, good chiselling below eyes and correct fluting between the eyes, correct clean dentition. Correct set to ears with good feathering and correct shape. Shoulders well laid and sloping with very good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Hind quarters also very well muscled, hind legs well let down with good thigh muscle evident. Length of back just slightly shorter than 1, good lumber muscles and well sprung ribs. Good coat and feathering. Dog that moved with power and drive. Another still fit for function! MPB (1) 1 Osbourne’s Trioen Typically Braego (KCJ). Beautiful Liver, White and Tan bitch, full of “puppyness” which is how it should be. Eyes clean with correct colour and shape. Square flews and well developed nostrils, Eyes of correct colour and shape with chiselling below and fluting between the eyes giving a good kind feminine expression to a correctly proportioned head. Correct clean dentition. Correct set to ears with good feathering and correct shape. Neck of correct reach and slightly arched. Shoulders well laid and sloping with good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Hind quarters well muscled, hind legs well let down with stifles and hocks moderately bent.. Good coat and feathering. Well sprung ribs on a dog that moved well for a puppy. BP Bitch and BPIS. Sp YB (1) 1 Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco. Lovely Liver and White bitch, Feminine head of correct proportions, good clean eyes of correct colour and shape. Square flews and well developed nostrils. Correctly chiselled below the eyes and fluted between the eyes giving a soft feminine expression. Ears of correct shape and clean, with correct feathering set correctly on the head. Neck of correct reach and slightly arched. Shoulders well laid and sloping with good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Good well sprung ribcage. Hind quarters well muscled, hind legs well let down with stifles and hocks moderately bent. Good coat and feathering. Bubbly young lady who moved well. GB (1) 1 Wilson’s Kingsheath Kushida At Cassaple. Beautiful Black, White and Tan bitch. Head broad and deep with good brow and correct fluting, cheeks flat with good chiselling. Correct ear set, shape, and feathering. Ears Clean. Eyes almond shaped correct colour and clean. Square flews and well developed nostrils, feminine with an overall kind expression. Correct clean dentition. Neck of correct length, muscular and slightly arched, Very well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet, Loin muscular, hindquarters well let down. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Moved well with power and drive. RB Bitch. LB (2) 1 Williams & Toubic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox. Very nice Liver and White bitch, who showed well. Head with correct proportions, good chiselling under eyes and fluting between the eyes. Eyes of correct colour almond shaped and clean, all giving a kind feminine look. Correct ear set, shape and feathering, square flews and well developed nostrils, feminine with an overall kind expression. Correct clean dentition. Neck of correct reach slightly arched and muscular. Well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet. Hindquarters well let down with hocks and stifles moderately bent. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Super coat. Moved well on the mats but probably would have preferred to be outside. 2 Taubmans’s Meltarose Madeleine At Meonstoke. Another nice bitch. Head of correct proportion with correct chiselling and fluting, overall kind expression. Correct ear set, shape and feathering, square flews and well developed nostrils, correct clean dentition. Neck of correct reach slightly arched and muscular Well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet, hindquarters well let down with stifles and hocks moderately bent. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Moved well, just preferred the movement of 1. OB (3) 1 Hydon’s Clentonian Pandemonium JW. Black and White bitch that owned the ring on entry. Head moderately broad and slightly rounded, good brow, cheeks flat well chiselled. Brow divided with fluting. Eyes almond shape correct colour and clean. Correct ear set, shape, feathering and clean. Square flews and well developed nostrils, all in correct proportions to give a feminine overall kind expression. Correct clean dentition. Neck of correct reach slightly arched and muscular. Very well muscled in front and rear, shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet, Loin muscular, hindquarters well let down with moderately bent stifles and hocks. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Moved well with classic springer power and drive. Super Liver and White coat. A bitch not only beautiful but fit for function. BIS. 2 West’s Grosbreuil Abricot Regal. Good looking Liver and White bitch. Eyes clean with correct colour and shape, square flews and well developed nostrils. Correctly proportioned head with kind feminine expression. Nicely chiselled under eyes and typical stop with fluting between the eyes. Correct and clean dentition. Correct set to ears with good feathering correct shape and clean. Shoulders well laid and sloping with good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Hind quarters also well muscled, hind legs well let down with thigh muscle evident. Correct length of back with good lumber muscles. Good coat and feathering. Just preferred the movement of 1. 3 Wallis & Levene’s Pedarlow Tiana. VB (4,1a) 1 Williams & Toubic’s Cobhay Dazzling Azalea. Good looking bitch liver and white bitch. Eyes clean with correct colour and shape good chiselling below, square flews and well developed nostrils. Correctly proportioned head with good stop and fluting. Overall kind feminine expression. Correct clean dentition. Correct set to ears with good feathering correct shape and clean. Neck of correct reach slightly arched and muscular. Shoulders well laid and sloping with very good muscle, forelegs well boned with tight feet. Deep chest with well sprung ribs Hind quarters also very well muscled, hind legs well let down with good thigh muscle evident, stifles and hocks moderately bent. Correct length of back with good lumber muscles. Good coat and feathering. Bitch that moved with typical springer gait. BV Bitch. 2 Osbourne’s Petranella Exclusive With Braego. Lovely bitch. Head of correct proportion with correct ear set, shape and feathering, square flews and well developed nostrils, good stop with correct chiselling with an overall kind feminine expression. Correct clean dentition. Neck of correct reach slightly arched and muscular. Shoulders well laid and sloping, forelegs well boned with tight compact feet, hindquarters well let down, with stifles and hocks moderately bent. Well muscled in front and rear. Correct length of back and well sprung ribs. Moved well preferred the movement of 1. 3 West’s Meonstoke Cherry Blossom at Grosbreuil. Sp Beg (2,1a) 1 Wilson’s Kingsheath Kushida At Cassaple. English Springer Spaniel Welfare Stakes D/B (8,3a) 1 Williams & Toubic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox. 2 Woodbridge’s Crackerjanne Court Jester. 3 Williams & Toubic’s Cobhay Dazzling Azalea. Terry Holman Memorial Brace Stakes D/B (1) 1 Williams & Toubic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox and Cob hay Dazzling Azalea. Chairman’s Members Stakes Dog or Bitch (6,2a) 1 Williams & Toubic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox. 2 Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco. 3 Williams & Toubic’s CobhayDazzling Azalea. Handling Classes: JH (0) AH (3) 1 Phoebe Toublic. 2 Jackie Wayman. 3 Paul Osbourne

Judge: Chris Page

 

MPD 2,1
1 Havard Annavah Accomplice Medium skull of good breadth, correct stop and good depth muzzle. Nice eye
and expression well set ears of good length. Clean neck into well laid shoulder. Good bone legs and feet. Good
rib tail and well angled rear. In good coat and condition and moved with steady stride. A baby and still needs
to build his ring presence and show his qualities off more.
PD 1,0
1 Eastwood Eastfalla Rocking My World Masculine head of good shape skull and muzzle. Nice eye shape and
colour well set ears good neck into well assembled body. Tail well set and presented in good coat and
condition. Good legs and feet and moved with good front reach, holding nice shape.
JD 4,0
1 Chandler Elazlan Tribal Craft – B/W Well-proportioned head good eye shape and colour. Correct stop, well
placed ears, good length neck. Nice bone good legs and feet. Good depth rib loin and well angled rear.
Presented in very good coat and condition, moved freely and most together holding nice shape to win this nice
class.
2 Such Carlyquinn Captain Ross – Another with balanced head good ears and eye shape, Clean moderate neck
good rib legs and feet. Strong loin well angled rear and good tail. Cery well presented in good coat liked his size
and balance. Moved well close to winner
3 Fugle & Cook Russell at Cumani (Imp Ita)
YD 3,1
1 Such Carlyquinn Captain Ross – As Previous
2 Warrener Eastfalla Sherlock Holmes – Slightly smaller cast but of good type. Masculine head with good eye
and well-set ears. Moderate neck into well laid shoulder. Good rib and bone and stands on nice feet.
Presented in very good condition and moved with good front reach
PGD 2,1
1 Gledhill Greg de Les Tres Llacunes (Imp ESP) B/W Liked the head proportions, skull and depth of muzzle. Dark
eye, ears well set and good length. Clean neck into well-built compact body. Good bone and straight legs.
Good depth and in good coat and condition. Nice drive and covered ground with free firm action
LD 5,1
1 Casey & Jeyes Sandylands Xpress Delivery Masculine head with good stop muzzle and eye shape. Ears well
placed and moderate neck. Well placed shoulder s, good depth and spring of rib, strong loin. Good bone and
length of leg. Good feet and well-developed rear. Tail well set and presented in very good coat and condition.
Moved well with drive holding a firm balanced outline going round.
2 Morgans Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz Another masculine head with good muzzle stop and skull. Nice eye and
expression and good ears. Clean muscular neck into well laid shoulders. Good depth rib and well-developed
rear. Tail well set and presented in good coat and condition. Moved with free stride and good front reach over
ground holds nice outline. Close to winner.
3 Claydon Nineoaks Bring Him Home
OD 2,0
1 Calvert Sh Ch Calvdale Scaramouche Jones JW Masculine well-proportioned head good skull stop, muzzle and
eye shape. Clean neck of good length into body of good depth, well sprung rib and strong loin. Tail well set,
moderate bend of stifle and good hocks. Straight legs and good feet. Presented in good condition and smooth
coat, moved with steady action and drive holding a good top-line
2 Terry-Richardson Cherishym Draconis Masculine head with good skull and muzzle. Good eye and well-placed
ears. Clean muscular neck into body of good depth rib and well-developed rear. Good tail coat and condition.
Good bone and legs, Moved with free action and good front reach. Liked the type and size.
ChD 2,0
1 Topliss Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown Masculine well-proportioned head with good skull, deep muzzle, fluting,
dark eye of good shape and nice expression. Neck of good length into well-built body of good depth, spring of
rib and strong loin. Well-muscled rear good hocks bone and feet. Straight legs of good length. Tail well set and
in very good coat and condition. Moved with free gait, steady drive and good reaching front holding a
balanced coordinated outline DCC & BIS
2 Topliss Sh Ch Beresford Night Train Slightly larger cast Masculine dog but was balanced and of good type and
shape. Good head shape eye and expression. Good ears muscular neck and lovely legs and feet. Good bone
and compact body, moved with good free action, has much to appreciate
VD 1,0
1 Rose Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (Imp Nor) A n exhibit I have judged when he was younger and
must say he has become more balanced and in proportion as he has got older. Lovely type size and in very
good coat and body condition a credit to owners. Masculine head with dark eye, good ears, muscular neck,
good bone and length of leg. Stands on good feet and covered ground well with good reach holding a firm
outline. Res DCC BV
MPB 6,1
1 Smith Melverly Iridescent Super youngster of great quality and lots of potential for a good future. Feminine
head with good skull, muzzle, sop and dark eye. Well set ears of good length. Clean neck into well-built body,
good rib strong loin and well-set tail. Well-muscled rear for age. Good bone straight legs and tight compact
feet. Presented in lovely coat and condition. Moved freely and very together for age with nice drive and reach,
happy and outgoing young lady.
2 Havard Annavah Aquarius Another very good youngster with lots of potential and much to like. A baby and
not quite as developed as one at this stage. Should also do well. Feminine head good eye and expression. Good
ears neck and body shape. Well-proportioned liked her type and size for age. Presented in very good coat and
condition and covered ground steadily.
3 Eastwood Plaiglen Bestylish Girl
PB 2,0
1 Claydon Plaiglen on the Hustle Feminine head of good length depth of muzzle and dark eye. Good ears neck
and front assembly. Good rib loin and well angled rear. Tail well set and in good condition. Liked her size
length of leg and overall balance. Moved with steady action with good front reach and just needs time to fill in
the required picture more.
2 Trixhund Tri Again Feminine and good breed type. Liked her size and shape. Nice head and eye with good
ears. Good bone and legs. In good condition but not as mature as one. Needs time to develop in body and her
ring presence to show herself off more.
JB 12,0
1 Savell Petranella Tipping the Wink Lovely class headed by this feminine girl of good size and type. Feminine
well-proportioned head, good eye, fluting and expression. Ears of good length set in line with eye. Clean
muscular neck into well laid shoulder good length straight legs. Good bone and well knuckled feet. Well sprung
rib and strong loin. Tail well set and well-muscled rear. Presented in good smooth coat and moved with active
steady drive and good front reach, holding firm outline. At right stage for age but still has more to come Res
BCC
2 Rose Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch Close to winner but not quite as developed as winner yet. Lovely
head and eye with good neck and body shape. Good legs bone and feet. Tail well set and well angled rear.
Liked her size and balance and was presented in very good coat and condition. Needs a little more time but
should also have a good future.
3 Ainsley, Nicklin & Henderson Daenarys Red Priestess
YB 4,1
1 Cokell & Nicklin Carlyquinn Morwenna – Feminine and of good height to length. Balanced feminine head with
dark eye and good expression. Ears well set, good length neck and well-built front, straight legs. Good depth
rib and loin. Well-developed rear and tail well set on. Presented in good smooth coat and body condition.
Moved with good free stride holding a balanced firm outline.
2 Kibby Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW – Good size shape and type. Good skull, muzzle, stop and eye shape.
Well placed ears good neck and well-proportioned body. Well-developed rear and good tail. Presented in good
coat and condition. Moved with steady free gait holding a compact balanced outline.
3 Unwin Allenies Lady Marmalade
NB 3,1
1 Savell Petranella Tipping the Wink – As Previous.
2 Unwin Allenies the Other Side 4 yrs and o good type shape and size. Good skull eye and well-set ears. Deep
muzzle, nice expression. Good length neck and body of good depth, good rib and well angled rear, good legs,
feet. . Tail well set and in good body condition, between coats at the moment. Moved with steady free gait.
PGB 6,1
1 Simmons Dexbenella Frivolity Liked her for her balance size and type. Head well-proportioned good eye and
expression. Good ears neck and depth of body. Good bone straight legs and compact feet. Well sprung rib and
moderate bend of stifle broad thighs. Tail well set and in good coat and condition. Moved with positive free
driving action holding nice outline to win this classs.
2 Glendinning Lochar Memories Another feminine girl with good breed qualities. Close to one. Good head
shape eye and length neck. Body of good depth, height and length. Well angled rear and good tail. Liked her
type and shape, also balanced and in very good condition, moved very well but winner just a bit more push off
the rear for me today. Very close
3 Harris Melverly Burano with Coastalglows
LB 5,1
1 Corbett Trimere Time Flys – Feminine head with good skull eye and depth of muzzle. Long neck into well built
front, good rib, strong loin. Good bone and straight legs. Tail well set and was very well presented in good coat
and condition. Moved with moderate drive and good front reach holding good shape. Young lady who still has
her best to come with a little more time, more maturity and finish.
2 Frusher Dexbenella Fenella at Shersona Feminine head of good shape eye and well-placed ears. Good
muzzle, expression and has fair length neck. Well laid shoulder and good rib loin and well- developed rear. Tail
well set, presented in good condition. Lovely type and moved around well just preferred front reach of winner
today.
3 House Gleadsbury Dynamite
OB 6,2
1 Calvert Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW – Feminine head of good shape, skull and muzzle. Nice eye good ears and
length of neck. Liked her size, depth and outline. Moderate rear angulation. Presented in good coat of good
texture and in good body condition. Good bone and legs and feet. Moved with steady gait around ring holding
good top-line.
2 Keely Shipden Alhambian Diana Dors – Pleasing head with good eye and ears. Good neck into well laid
shoulder good rib and strong loin. Well developed rear. Good bone and legs. Moved with steady action,
holding good shape and well presented in good coat.
3 Cokell Carlyquinn Kisses of Fire JW
ChB 4,1
1 Brown & Wildsmith Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy A super head of good proportions, feminine, good stop,
eye and expression. Ears of good length set in line with eye. Clean strong neck into body of good depth, rib and
strong loin. Tail well set and moderate turn of stifle. Good bone legs and feet and presented in good coat and
fabulous condition for age. Liked her height to length and quality outline going round with stead gait and good
front reach.
2 Madsen, Jensen & Brix DK/SE Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind Feminine head with good length skull, good stop,
nice and ears of good length. Good neck into well laid shoulder. Good depth legs and feet. Ewell muscled rear
and good tail. Presented in good coat and moved with good stride around ring.
3 Topliss Beresford Night Class
VB 3,0
1 Watson Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder Lovely quality girl of good type and a credit to owners presented in
such good condition at 9 years. Good head piece eye and ears. Good necj depth rib loin and well angled rear.
Good tail and straight leg, nice feet. Good bone and holds the best outline on the move to win this class, good
steady gait.
2 Gibson Calvdale Rag Nymph Another in very good condition with good head eye and ear. Clean neck and
good body shape. Good depth bone leg and very good feet. Liked her size and type and moved with steady
action
3 Hipgrave Ternspringer Jazz Singer
GCB 2,0
1 Kibby Trimere Turns Back Time JW 23 months feminine of good proportions height to length. Good legs bone
and feet. Liked her skull stop muzzle and eye. Well set ears good length. Good length muscular neck, well
sprung rib strong loin and well-set tail. Well angled rear and in good coat. Liked her balance and she has more
to come and why I had to give her further consideration for the final top placings. Much to like.
2 Unwin Allenies Lady Marmalade -As Previous

Firstly can I thank my efficient ring stewards and exhibitors for their good grace in accepting my decisons. I am
sure that many of these dogs will change places on another day. SBG (1) 1 Reynolds Clentonian Pitch Perfect
Well balanced dog with good substance, pleased in head. Just a bit loose in his front movement today.

MPD (2, 1) 1 Havard’s Annavah Accomplice Promising baby with a balanced head, clean through neck and
shoulders, slightly longer in loin than I prefer. Moving well. BPD
PD (1) 1 Eastwood’s Eastfalla Rocking My World
At just 9 months still very much a baby. Clean through neck and shoulders, well angulated all through but not
giving his best on the move today.
JD (3) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross Well developed young man with plenty of substance. Pleasant head,
clean neck and well angulated all through. Moved with a free and easy stride.
2. Le-Clerc’s Hunterheck Fade To Black Pleasing head, good through neck and shoulders, well ribbed but
slightly longer in loin than I prefer. Gave his handler a hard time today.
3 Fugle’s Russell at Cumani (Imp It)
YD (4, 1) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross 2. Reynolds Clentonia Pitch Perfect 3. Warrener’s Eastfalla
SherlockHolmes
ND (1) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross
GD (1) 1 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross
PGD (3) 1. Topliss’s Beresford Bolt From The Blue Lovely balanced head with plenty of work. Clean
through neck and shoulders, well angulated all through. Sound and steady mover, showing plenty of forward
swing and drive from behind. RCC
2. Claydon’s Nineoaks Bring Him Home Similar comments apply to this dog. He just lacks the substance of
winner, but this should come with time. 3 Gledhill’s Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (Imp Esp)
LD (4, 1) 1 Morgan’s Dexbenella Frilled To Bits
Lovely outline with a good length of leg. Pleased in head, neck and shoulders. Moving really well. Pushed hard
for RCC
2 Terry-Richardson’s Cherisham Dofida Pleased in head and expression, good shoulders and well ribbed.
Strong quarters. Threw away his chances on the move, giving his handler a really hard time.
3. Osbourne’s Pendarlow Peter Pan with Braego
OD (5, 1) 1. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Scaramouche JW Just what I was looking for today. The best of heads with
plenty of work. Clean through neck and shoulders, strong ribs and firm through loin. Well balanced and
angulated all through. Long, easy stride, showing plenty of drive from behind. CC & BOB. Pleased to see him
placed in a strong group later in the day.
2. Topliss’s Sh Ch Beresford Night Train Pleasing in head, good through neck and shoulders with strength
through rib. Good angles all through. Sound movement, just not quite in control of himself today.
3 Topliss’s Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown
VD (1) 1. Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (Imp Nor) In good order. Clean through neck and
shoulders, strong rib & quarters. Long easy stride. Just a little strong in head for me.
SPB (2, 1) 1 Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmlade Pretty head, clean through neck and shoulders. Sound on the
move. Just a little fine in build for me.
MPB (8) 1 Smith’s Melverley Iridescent A very mature puppy. Still needs to develop in head, clean through
neck and shoulders, well ribbed with well developed quarters. Super puppy on the move.
BP 2. Havard’s Avvanah Aquarius Scored in head, good neck & shoulders. Needing time to fill out her frame.
Moved well. 3 Osbourne’s Tireon Typically Braego
JB (13, 2) 1 Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink Upstanding young lady. Well worked head, clean through neck
& shoulders. Well ribbed with strong loin. Nice easy stride on the move.
2 Cokell & Nicklin’s Carlyquinn Morwenna Not quite the head of winner but good through neck & shoulders,
strong ribs and good quarters, used well on the move.
3 Smith’s Melverley Vignette
YB (5, 1) 1. Cokell & Nicklin’s Carlyquinn Morwenna
2. Topliss’s Dexbenella Double Bubble at Beresford Super head & eye, clean through neck & shoulders, strong
ribs & quarters. Very sound on the move but simply not giving of her best today
3 Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW
NB (4,2) 1 Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink
2 Unwin’s Allenie’s The Other Side Sweet head and expression, just not the strength through body of the
winner. Moved OK
GB (2, 1) 1 Kibby’s Trimere Turn Back Time JW Plenty of work in the head, clean through neck & shoulders,
slightly longer in loin that I prefer but good quarters. Lovely length of stride on the move.
PGB (6) 1 Simmons Dexbenella Frivolity Lovely head and expression. Good neck & shoulders, strong through
body and quarters. Good forward swing but a little close behind on the move.
2. Glendinning’s Lochar Memories Very pretty girl with w lovely shape to her body. Strong rib and good
quarters. Moved well when settled.
3 Keely’s Alhambian Amy Winehouse
LB (6, 1)1 Corbett’s Trimere Time Fly’s Lovely girl from all angles. Good head & eye, clean through neck &
shoulders, strong through body & loin. Good long stride on the move. Pushed hard for RCC
2. House’s Gledsbury Dynamite Sweet head & expression. Good neck & shoulders, well ribbed. Sound on the
move. Just needs more time to fill out in body
3 Williams & Doublic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox
OB (9, 2) 1. Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW Well balanced all through. Beautifully worked head, clean neck
& shoulders. Strong through ribs and quarters. Loved her free and easy movement. CC. Pushed the dog hard in
the challenge for BOB
2. Brix, Madsen & Jensen’s DK Ch Siegers A Beautiful Mind Not quite the head of winner, but a lovely shape all
through. Clean through neck & shoulders, good rib and well shaped quarters. Very sound on the move. RCC
3. Topliss’s Sh Ch Beresford Night Class
VB (3) 1. Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder Pretty girl with clean neck & shoulders. Strong through back &
ribs with good quarters. Moving well. BV
2. Gibson’s Calvdale Rag Nymph Similar comments apply, but lost out on movement to winner
3. Williams & Toublic’s Cobhay Dazzling Azalea

Thank you to the WELKS committee for the invitation to judge at their show, a long time coming with Covid
delaying the appointment, such a shame the weather didn’t play ball and allow us to be outside on the grass;
and a special thank you to my two lovely, friendly stewards.
My overall impression of this entry was there were some lovely eye catching dogs on the stand, but on going
over them I found too many were lacking forechest and narrow all through body with no width and depth and
that lovely spring of rib. Heads also need to be watched, many were long and narrow with round (although
lovely and dark) eyes and lacked the essential chiselling that gives you the unique, gentle look of an English
Springer. That being said, I found some lovely examples of the breed, and I thank you for your entry.
Veteran Dog
1. Taubmans’ Meonstoke Hawthorn. 10 year old l/w in super condition for his age. Masculine head
which is still so handsome with a kind, dark eye. Excellent bone down to beautiful, thickly padded,
well-shaped feet. Straight front and elbows set well to body. He is well ribbed and deep with a strong
loin and well-developed muscular rear. He moved so well and soundly with plenty of enthusiasm
keeping a strong topline at all times, lovely presentation.
2. Charltons’ Petranella Jubilee Jester. Another 10 ½ year old who certainly belied his years. This l/w/t
was in fabulous condition and excellent weight. Such a kind, dark eye that melted your heart. He was
slightly taller with a good straight front with plenty of heart room, lovely depth, and a level topline. He
didn’t move with the enthusiasm or style of 1
st but there was no denying he was sound front and
back. Both are a credit to their owners.
Minor Puppy Dog
1. Eastwoods’ Eastfalla Rocking My World. An 8 month old l/w/t who is just right for his age. Lovely size
and so very well balanced and compact, beautifully made all through in perfect weight and condition.
Found him to have a good forechest, good through neck and shoulder and lovely spring of rib and
moderately bent stifle. He tended to move a little erratically with typical puppy exuberance but was
sound coming and going
2. Walkers’ Dexbenella It’s Only Me. On the stand I found this b/w boy to be an attractive,
symmetrically built dog, not quite as forward as 1st
. He had a super dark, kind eye, although I would
prefer it to be a little tighter, good bone and strong, full feet. Just needs to settle and strengthen on
the move to show his attributes, but a baby and time is on his side. Two promising youngsters.
Puppy Dog
No entries
Junior Dog
1. Chandlers’ Elazlan Tribal Craft. An eye catching b/w dog who stood paints a balanced picture.
Excellent leg length and racy in build, he excelled in front and rear movement. Super front, with well
boned legs onto thick, well-shaped feet. A strong, muscular neck, his shoulders are well laid and he is
well ribbed with a well-developed moderate rear and tail well set. Spot on in development for age.
His head has good proportions but would prefer a tighter almond shaped eye. Beautifully presented.
2. Traczs’ Beresford On My Way With Acregate. A strongly built, masculine l/w dog who has super
substance. His head is a little heavier than I would prefer however it is well shaped. Eyes are a little
round, but had a naughty glint which I loved. Excellent length of neck, into super well laid shoulders,
weight is spot on, which showed his lovely spring of rib. He came alive on the move showing power
and drive, was handled to perfection to get the very best out of him. A dog that will continue to
improve I feel.
3. Le-Clercs’ Hunterheck Fade to Black.
Yearling Dog
1. Reynolds’ Clentonian Pitch Perfect. Rising 2 year dog who is a picture of moderation. He is not a
flashy one and could be easily missed. His head was well shaped, just needs a little more work around
his tight, almond shaped hazel eye to complete the picture. Well boned, with enough forechest. I
found him to be a little upright in shoulder but has super depth and width to his body. Broad, welldeveloped rear. He moved soundly but with no enthusiasm.
2. Hills’ Dexbenella Double Trouble At Teignvalley. This beautifully presented, young man catches your
eye on the stand, he is a good size, and presents a pleasing balanced picture. He has good width to his
skull and muzzle, I just found him to be a little plain in the head with a lighter eye but I’m sure this will
darken with age and maturity. He has good bone and feet, and a strong compact body which is
maturing well. Moved a little wide front and back, but side profile was powerful from his excellent
muscle tone.
3. Warreners’ Eastfalla Sherlock Holmes.
Post Graduate Dog
1. Toplisss’ Beresford Bolt From The Blue. This classy b/w dog caught my eye with his outline and
balance. Loved him for size and such a beautiful well moulded head with super chiselling giving a
divine expression from his dark, expressive eyes. Well boned, with a straight front and a good length
of neck into well laid shoulders, good for depth, short coupled and broad muscular thighs, he moved
ok and soundly but I would have just preferred a stronger, more confident action. A strong
consideration for the RCC. No doubting he will be crowned sooner than later.
2. Claydons’ Nineoaks Bring Him Home. This fully mature l/w/t was beautifully presented. A lovely dog
to go over, he’s a very standard, moderately made all through dog. A masculine head, a little heavier
in back skull than I would prefer. His forechest is strong and stands well boned with lovely thickly
padded feet, good length of neck onto well placed shoulders, lovely depth and width and a strong,
muscular rear. When he settled he moved well with an even stride.
3. Rowlinsons’ Meltarose Midshipman.
Limit Dog
1. Casey & Jayes’ Sandylands Xpress Delivery. Cracking presentation on this l/w dog, standing he
presents a racy symmetrically built outline with a super length of leg. A soft, pleasing expression with
dark hazel eyes. I was pleased to see a slight arch to his strong neck which was of good length into
well laid shoulders, fully mature which showed in his well developed chest with plenty of heart room
and a super spring of rib with good depth. He is well coupled which leads to a strong, well-muscled
rear. On the move he showed a strong level topline, covering the ground with excellent, typical, sound
movement, a showman of quality that couldn’t be denied the RCC.
2. Richardson & Terry-Richardsons’ Cherishym Dofida. A well-constructed b/w dog. For me, his head
was a little heavier than I would prefer, but I loved his darkest of eyes that showed a gentle, kind
expression. He is well boned with well-shaped feet. He has a good length of neck which blends into
well laid and placed shoulders. He has good width and depth and decent spring of rib and a broad,
well-muscled rear with well let down hocks, I would just prefer a better length of leg to complete the
picture and perhaps a little less feathering. A sound, honest and happy mover.
3. Morgans’ Dexbenella Frilled To Bitz.
Open
1. Eyeingtons’ Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt. This fully mature masculine b/w/t caught
your eye immediately for his well balanced and free from exaggeration outline. His head is all male,
well-shaped with no trace of coarseness. I liked his dark, well-shaped eye and the fluting and
chiselling. I wouldn’t want him any bigger but loved his excellent height to length ratio. His front
assembly is very good with lovely bone and thick, well-shaped feet. Excellent depth and width and
spring of rib, with the best of rear ends. Thighs are broad, muscled and hammy, combined with a firm
level topline and correct tail set this showed his correct movement with excellent reach and drive, the
engine is definitely in the boot of this car! A well-deserved CC and BOB and delighted to see him
shortlisted in the group.
2. Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown. A striking young l/w dog, for me, not quite fully mature but I really
liked. Beautiful shape to his skull, with fabulous well set dark almond shaped eye and chiselling to
give him a kind, dreamy look, I just would have preferred him stronger in muzzle with a little more
depth of flew. Good straight front, beautiful for bone and the most delightful, thickly padded, tight
feet. A compact, strong body all through and another with a slight arch to his well-shaped neck going
into well placed shoulders, loved his hindquarters and gorgeous short hocks. He was inclined to lean
back slightly on the stand. On the move he is very sound, but maybe just slow him down a tad to
show his lively, powerful movement to full advantage.
3. Allen & Botts’ Sh Ch Trimere Tipping Point Of Allenie.
Veteran Bitch
1. Wests’ Grosbreuil Abricot Regal. 7 year l/w bitch who presents a balanced outline. Feminine, well
chiselled head with the most lovely almond shaped, kind eye. A picture of moderation all through,
enough neck into good shoulder placement, a very standard, well-made bitch with depth and width
and excellent weight. Very well-muscled, she moved soundly keeping a good, firm topline but would
have like to have seen a little more verve. Sympathetically handled.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1. Smiths’ Melverly Iridescent. At nearly 9 months old this young bitch had maturity on her side. She
appealed in balance and outline although I wouldn’t want her any bigger. For me her head needs to
break, time will be her friend. She is good for bone and has tidy, well-rounded feet. Very mature and
deep in body which is strong and compact and well ribbed back with fabulous well-developed
hindquarters and short hocks. She moved well and soundly with a nice outline and a free, easy
manner. Best Puppy.
2. Eastwoods’ Plaiglen Bestylish Girl. Not as forward as 1st at 8 months, but her style, shape and size
appealed. Has a glorious dark, well-shaped eye, her head is a lovely shape and feminine, I would have
preferred her foreface to be a little more in proportion to her skull. Feet are a little flat but she has
enough bone all through. The best forechest of the day, with well sprung ribs and is short coupled.
She moved well and steadily.
3. Havards’ Annavah Aquarius.
Puppy Bitch
1. Frushers’ Chanangel When You Believe. A beautifully presented and handled year old l/w bitch.
Feminine and well-shaped head with super chiselling and fluting. Elegant neck with a good front
assembly, decent width and depth for her age, a little longer in loin, her hindquarters are moderately
angled. She appealed for her size and moderation in outline. She moved soundly with a particularly
good rear movement.
Junior Bitch
1. Savells’ Petranella Tipping The Wink. 13 month l/w. A pleasing outline with nice balance and just
lovely for size and type. She has good width and balance to her skull and muzzle but found her a little
steep in stop. On the stand she shows excellent angulation fore and aft and just right for her age and
development in body with a firm topline. I liked her hindquarters which were well developed and an
excellent bend of stifle and second thigh. On the move she goes with enthusiasm and very soundly
behind, today she decided to paddle in front which was a shame.
2. Joyces’ Peasblossom Aura At Felltops. Initially, I thought this gleaming l/w bitch would be my winner.
She is immaculately presented and stands a picture of balance and symmetrically built and excellent
length of leg although I would prefer a touch more bone. Such a pretty, feminine head and thought
her chiselling and dark eyed expression lovely. Front angulation is super and her hindquarters are in
hard muscular condition. She moves well and freely and her side gait is scopey. However, I found her
a little narrow all through which showed in her front and rear movement. Age and time will be her
friend.
3. Smiths’ Melverly Vignette.
Yearling Bitch
1. Walkers’ Dexbenella Double Take. This young l/w catches your eye immediately with her typical,
compact outline, if I could wave a magic wand, I would like her with a touch more length of leg, but
there is no doubting she is quality. Her eyes are dark hazel and of good shape, her head is well
moulded and correct, a little lacking in chiselling but hopefully this will improve with age. Her front
angulation was excellent with lovely bone. She has depth and width, short coupled and a firm, level
topline. Her rear angles match her front beautifully. Loved her fat bum and short hocks. Liked her
reach and drive on side profile but would like her to firm up a little front and behind. Beautifully
presented.
2. Kibbys’ Trimere Taylor Maid At Pinhays JW. A l/w bitch rising 2 years. Lovely size and compact in
shape, she has a pretty, well moulded shaped head but found her a little round in the eye that spoilt
her expression. She couldn’t match one in maturity or substance today and would have preferred
slightly better bone. She moves with confidence and her side gait is steady, front and rear movement
is narrower than I would have liked but another who has time on her side.
3. Weymans’ Spuffing Prosecco.
Post Graduate Bitch
1. Pattisons’ Crackerjanne Cassiopeia. A smart b/w 2 year old bitch with much to admire. Stood she is a
super size and presents a balanced outline with nothing exaggerated. She has a pleasing front
construction, good for bone and fabulous well shaped feet. Such a feminine and appealing well
moulded head, her eyes were like dark pools to the soul! Enough spring of rib set well back onto her
muscular loin. Her rear end is developing well with a moderate stifle. She moved true and soundly
front and rear with a smart side profile keeping a good topline.
2. Hills’ Peasblossom Tupelo Honey With Teignvalley. An upstanding b/w/t bitch in the most fantastic
condition who is well balanced with a pleasing outline. Her head is well balanced with lovely fluting
and chiselling, she has a reachy neck that flows to well laid shoulders. Her chest is deep and ribs well
sprung. Her hindquarters are meaty with excellent muscle. She moves with drive but today I found
her a little narrow in her rear movement.
Limit Bitch
1. Lillies’ Freeway Remembrance. A fully mature 5 year old l/w bitch who I liked for size and shape.
There is no exaggeration on this bitch she is moderate, compact and balanced. Her head is wellshaped and feminine with a very dark hazel eye and has the sweetest expression. Her neck is muscular
and strong and set into well laid shoulders. Her chest is deep, well developed and has a lovely spring
of rib. A well developed, muscular rear, and a moderate bend of stifle, her topline is strong and has a
good tailset. She moves well and soundly but didn’t put a whole lot of effort into it, maybe moving
her a little faster would be to advantage.
2. Taubmans’ Meltarose Madeleine At Meonstoke. An upstanding young bitch with an attractive outline.
Her head is well made of medium length with enough stop and chiselling, ideally, I would like her to
be a little more feminine. She didn’t have the maturity of my winner. She is clean and reachy through
neck and shoulder, enough forechest with good width and depth for her age and well boned. Her
hindquarters are well muscled and hocks well let down. She covers the ground well on an easy free
stride. Presented in excellent order.
3. Corbetts’ Trimere Time Flys.
Open Bitch
1. Wildsmith & Browns’ Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy. This classy 7 year old was determined to take on
the girls… and she did. Such a typey, compact bitch. The breed standard asks for merry and active,
she has that in abundance. She stands on the most gorgeous tight feet and is moderate and balanced
with no exaggeration at all, totally feminine but with enough bone and strength to keep you looking.
Her head is a beautiful shape, with super chiselling and fluting, the grey around her eyes accentuates
her beautiful almond shaped, dark eye with such a soft kind expression. Her neck is of good length,
shoulders are well laid, if I could, I would give her a little more in forechest. She has width and depth,
her weight is perfect, and she is well coupled. She has a muscular rear and good in second thigh, I
think the feathering down to her hocks actually detracts that though. On the move she shows correct
reach and drive on a loose lead with an ever wagging tail. It was a pleasure to award her the CC and
Best Veteran in Breed. She then went on to take Veteran Group 2 later that day. Congratulations.
2. Casey & Jayes’ Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses. What a lovely find this bitch was. Symmetrical,
compact, highest on leg and racy. In my opinion this lovely young bitch matched the standard very
well. Her head is balanced, eyes are a lovely shape and dark in colour although I would like to see little
more work around the eye. Her throat is clean and her front straight with an excellent forechest,
elbows are set well to her body in fact her front angulation is lovely. Deep in rib, strong in loin, a
moderate bend of stifle and in hard muscular condition which showed when she moved with a firm
topline and good tail carriage. She came to life on the move swinging from her shoulder and hocks
driving well under body, it was effortless. A well deserved RCC.
3. Chandlers’ Sh Ch Elazlan Right Of Reply

Firstly, my thanks to the Kennel Club Committee for inviting me to judge at Crufts and then also to my two
excellent stewards for their efficient and friendly way they kept things running smoothly. My thanks also to the
exhibitors for their entries and for travelling in such poor weather conditions. I found quality in depth
throughout the classes and consequently some good dogs went home without a card.
VETRAN DOG 7 (1)
1
st
Sh.Ch. Melverly Top Geezer (Mr. R.J.Smith)
7.1/2 Presents a lovely balanced outline, masculine head, dark eyes, good layback of shoulder, straight in front,
firm topline, well sprung ribs, strong hindquarters, hocks well let down, moved with reach and drive, well
presented. B.V.
2. Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch (imp Nor) (Mrs E Rose)
7.1/2 Well constructed dog, head is a little strong but still balanced, dark eyes with a pleasing expression, well
laid shoulders, good depth of chest , hindquarters are well muscled, moved soundly and with a good stride.
Shown in good coat and condition.
3. Meonstoke Hawthorn (Mrs K.C. Taubman)
PUPPY DOG (2)
1
st. Carlyquin Captain Ross (Miss J.A. Such)
Standing presents a balanced shape, head is in proportion, eyes still to darken a little more, strong neck into
good shoulders, straight front, tight feet, good depth of body with well sprung ribs, hindquarters have width,
sound movement, well presented.
2. Allenies Rhythm of The Night (Miss S. West)
A well-made youngster with a pleasing head, shoulders well laid, in good coat and feather, more ring training
would help, moved very happily round the ring with good tail carriage.
JUNIOR DOG 6(1)
1
st Elazian Tribal Craft (Miss E Chandler)
Smart B/W youngster with a lovely head with the necessary chiselling and fluting, dark eyes, strong neck, good
angles to shoulders and hindquarters, nice bone and feet, hocks well let down, good muscle tone, moved true
in front and behind.
2.Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie) (Ms L. & Mrs A Wilson & Connor)
Compact outline, pleasing head with correct eye shape and colour, shoulders are well placed, strong through
loin, broad thighs, moderate turn of stifle, steady sound movement.
3
rd Pineroch Mischief Maker (Dr.B. & D.E. Scorgie & Mcnicol)
YEARLING DOG (4)
1
st Dexbenella Double Trouble at Teignvalley (Mrs C Hill)
First impression is that everything looks in proportion, his head shows work, eyes are the correct shape but
still to darken a little, good depth to his chest, shoulders are well angled, well ribbed, hindquarters are
muscled, hocks well let down, presented in good coat, moved with reach and drive.
2
nd. Favours Bossa Nova Baby (Miss J.D. Schreur)
Attractive shape with nothing overdone, pleasant head with correct stop, kind eye, balanced angles front and
back, neat feet, enough depth, moderate turn of stifle, movement was true and with good tail carriage.
3
rd
Lordsett The Winner Takes All (Mrs D Wisniewska)
POST GRADUATE DOG 7
1
st Beresford Bolt from the Blue (Mrs T.E. Topliss)
B/W with well shaped head, correct stop, lovely chiselling under his dark eyes, shoulders well placed, nicely
ribbed, well coupled, broad thighs, moderate return of stifle, hocks well let down, tight feet, moved soundly
out and back.
2
nd Nineoaks Bring Him Home (Mrs Claydon)
L/W/T Well made dog with substance, pleasant balanced head with nice chiselling, eyes are correct shape
with gentle expression, angled forequarters, straight front, good bone, muscled hindquarters, moved with
reach and drive.
3rd Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz (Mrs N. Morgans)
LIMIT DOG 7
1.Cherishym Dofida (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry Richardson)
Quality B/W Masculine head showing both fluting and chiselling, pleasing expression , good length of neck
into well laid shoulders, straight front, firm topline, good depth of body, well ribbed, strong hindquarters, well
let down hocks, neat feet. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Moved positively out and back with a good
stride. R.C.C.
2
nd Crackerjanne Court Jester (Mrs C.M. Woodbridge)
Overall a well balanced dog of lovely type, his head is well proportioned with correct eye shape and colour.
Strong neck into well angulated forequarters, good depth of chest, well ribbed into strong loin, muscled
hindquarters Movement was sound out and back.
3. Eastriding Royal Black (Mrs K. Jenkinson)
OPEN DOG (17,3)
1.Peasblossom Xanti (Mr & Mrs. D Mitchell) Nice sized b/w of good type, balanced all through, good head with
chiselling, correct eye shape and colour, strong neck into well placed shoulders, good depth of chest, firm
through topline, well-developed hindquarters, moderate turn of stifle and well let down hocks, excellent
muscle tone. Moved true with a good stride, lovely head and tail carriage and looking to be enjoying himself.
C.C.
2
nd S.Ch. Calvdale Scaramouche Jones (Mr & Mrs M Calvert)
Attractive outline, balanced masculine head with correct stop and fluting, eyes have a kind expression, square
muzzle, shoulders are well laid with good return, straight front, elbows well set, deep though body, strong loin,
hindquarters are broad and well muscled Moved with drive.
3
rd Sh.C.h. Meadowdale Daisydale Lightening Bolt
B/W who appeals for his lovely head and kind eye, well constructed with good angles front and back. Sound
Movement.
SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG 1
1.Tr Ch Canouan Just Imagine (Ms M Morris)
Compact B/w with a pleasant head, correct eye shape and colour, good depth, muscled hindquarters,
moderate in stifle and hocks. Good bone tight feet. Moved around the ring showing a happy temperament.
GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME 1
1.Dexbenella Final Frontier (Mrs K. Allery)
Masculine Head, balanced body with depth, straight front, well off for bone, good width to hindquarters.
Showed good movement with plenty of drive.
VETERAN BITCH 13 (5)
1.Peasblossom Rumours at Strathnaver (Mrs D. Conrad)
7 years, quality bitch of good type, head is balanced with nice work, sweet expression, shoulders and
hindquarters nicely angled, body has depth, well ribbed, moderate return of stifle, tight feet, moved soundly
and with a good stride.
2. Seaspring Becalmed (Mrs T.M. Dunsdon)
8.1/2 B/W Feminine well shaped head, with lovely dark eyes, good length of neck into shoulders good
substance all through, firm in topline, well-muscled hindquarters, hocks well let down, very well presented,
accurate movement
3. Sh.Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder
PUPPY BITCH 7 (1)
1.Carlyquinn Morwenna (Mrs H & Mr L Cokell & Nicklin)
Balanced outline, feminine head with nice work, eyes have sweet expression, arched neck into well laid
shoulders, straight front, hindquarters have good width, well boned with neat feet, in lovely coat and
condition, moved happily with a good stride. B.P.
2.Petranella Tipping the Wink (Ms C.P. Savell)
Puppy with an attractive outline, head is well proportioned, eyes are correct shape, still darkening but with a
gentle expression, good angles to her shoulders and hindquarters, good depth of body for her age, nice bone,
and feet, moved steadily.
3. Peasblossom Aura At Felltops (Mr N J & Mrs S L Joyce)
JUNIOR BITCH 9 (1)
1.Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym (Mr P & Mrs Y. Richardson & Terry Richardson)
Shapely youngster, head is balanced with correct eye shape and colour, strong neck into angled shoulders,
body is well ribbed, hindquarters have good width and are well muscled, nicely boned and with tight feet,
moved out well with a good stride.
2. Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch (Mrs E Rose)
Feminine head, eyes are correct shape, but still darkening, good length of neck, shoulders well laid, straight in
front, elbows well set to body, well coupled, overall, she has a nice frame and just needs time, happy accurate
mover.
3. Barecho Fame Queen at Eastriding (Mrs K. Price)
YEARLING BITCH 9 (1)
1.Seaspring Winds of Change (Ms T.M. Dunsdon)
Attractive L/W/T youngster, feminine head with chiselling, eyes have a pleasant expression, elbows well set,
well angled forequarters and hindquarters, good depth of body, well coupled, good bone, hocks well let down,
positive movement with good tail carriage.
2.Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays (Mrs J.I Kibby)
Shapely bitch, balanced head, eyes have a kindly look, good length of neck into well placed shoulders, straight
front and neat feet, enough depth, hindquarters have width, shown in good and condition, just needs time,
movement was sound.
3. Seaspring Windcatcher at Chipewyan (Mrs P. Strover)
POST GRADUATE BITCH 17 (4)
1.Strathnaver Starstruck (Mrs D. Conrad)
Lovely type and with much the same attributes as her dam who was first in Veteran, balanced outline, head is
pleasing with nice work, dark eyes, strong neck into good layback of shoulder, elbows well set, firm topline,
well ribbed, hindquarters are muscled, good width to thighs, presented in a gleaming coat, moved out
strongly around the ring.
2.Kingsheath Mayday at Seaspring (Ms T Dunston)
B/W/T Attractive well worked head, dark eyes have melting expression, well laid shoulders with good return,
straight front, deep through body, strong loin, muscled hindquarters, hocks well let down. Movement was
sound with a good stride.
3. Lochar Memories ( Ms F. Glendinning)
LIMIT BITCH 12 (3)
1.Trimere Time Flys (Miss S J Corbett)
Lovely feminine head with fluting and chiselling, dark eyes with the gentlest of expression, arched neck into
well placed shoulders, straight front, elbows well set, neat feet, firm through topline, good depth to body, well
ribbed, good width to hindquarters, carrying the right amount of weight, in beautiful coat and condition, lovely
free movement with reach and drive, nice head and tail carriage C.C. BOB
2. Portrail Turns The Swag For Pinereoch (Ms L. & Mrs A Wilson & Connor)
Appealed for type, head is nicely worked, dark eyes, good length of neck into angled shoulders, good depth of
body, strong loin, hindquarters well muscled., moderate return of stifle and well let down hocks, moved
accurately and with good tail carriage.
3. Eastriding Glam Princess (Mrs K. Jenkinson)
OPEN BITCH 13
1.SH.CH Beresford Night Class (Mrs T.E. Topliss)
Lovely balanced bitch of good type, super worked head, dark eyes, good length of neck into well angled
shoulders, firm topline, ribs well sprung, strong loin, good width to thighs, hindquarters well muscled, hocks
well let down, moved soundly. R.C.C.
2. Sh.Ch. Elazian Right Of Reply (Miss E Chandler)
B/W bitch with a pleasing outline, lovely shaped head, dark expressive eyes, muscular neck, straight front,
elbows well set, good shoulder placement, well coupled, hindquarters have good muscle tone, moved true
front and back.
3. Sh.Ch. Calvdale Flutter (Mr & Mrs M Calvert)
Quality bitch with a sweet head and expression, well made all through, stylish sound mover, in super coat and
condition.
SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG BITCH
1.Cib./working Ch. Amaryliss Monroe Buxusson Jun Ch (Mrs M Hiadka) Well shaped head with lovely dark
eyes, good shoulders and deep through body, well coupled, muscled hindquarters, sound mover.
GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME BITCH 9 (1)
1.Trimere Turn Back Time JW (Mrs J. Kibby)
Attractive balanced head, eyes have a gentle expression, straight front, elbows well set, good width to thigh,
little short of feathering at the moment, moved soundly with nice stride.
2.Kingsheath Total Diva At Felltops (Mr N & Mrs S.L. Joyce )
Lovely head, eyes have a soft expression, compact in body, good angles front and back, good bone and feet,
well presented dark liver coat, moved steadily.
3. Spuffing Prosecco (Mrs J. Weyman)

Lancashire & Cheshire English Springer Spaniel Club Championship Show

at Margaret Everton Centre, Stafford County Showground.

Having been a founder member of the L&CESSC in the late 1970’s, and a past Secretary & Chairman for them and now an Honorary Life Member of the Club, you will likely understand that it is a Club that is still very much close to my heart. So I was extremely delighted to be invited to judge at their 40th Anniversary Show and it gave me the greatest of pleasure to judge the exhibits entered under me. The L&C President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman and Officials had everything running smoothly with lots on offer to the exhibitors to celebrate their ‘Ruby’ show. Special thanks also to my very able and efficient stewards who kept the show on track. The day was somewhat hampered by a very slippery ring surface, which resulted in some nasty falls and meant that once this had happened, movement was a little restricted to the safer areas of the ring.

Minor Puppy Dog (0)

Puppy Dog (5, 2)

1. Wilson & Connor’s Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie.

Young l/w, smart puppy dog just coming up to 11 months old. Lovely head, which was not overdone in any way and had a gentle masculine expression. Strong bone overall, good length of neck into well laid shoulders and level topline. Straight forelegs and well-defined hindquarters. He moved well and was handled and presented in super condition. Best Puppy Dog

2. Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross

Very nice l/w 9-month-old puppy dog. A bit more of him overall than the one standing first and likely still in the ‘getting it together’ stage of his maturity. Good neck and shoulders, front and rear angulation, supported overall with strong bone. Beautifully prepared and presented and handled well albeit he tried to give his handler a tough time when demonstrating his enthusiastic free and easy sound movement.

Junior Dog (6,4)

1. Chandler’s Elazlan Tribal Craft

Young b/w dog of great quality, just out of puppy at not quite 13 months old. Masculine head of good proportions with a gentle kind expression. Great angulation front and rear and not overdone in any way. Super bone and feet. Moved steadily and with drive.

2. Tracz’s Beresford On My Way With Acregate

L/w fourteen-month-old dog, another of pleasing quality, heavier made than the first. Plenty of substance and strong bone throughout. Good overall outline and presented well. Very enthusiastic on the move and quite the handful for his handler, but still covered the ground well.

Yearling Dog (1,1)

Graduate Dog (1,1)

Post Graduate Dog (2,1)

1. Claydon’s Nineoaks Bring Him Home

L/w/t of just over two years. Balanced head of gentle kind expression, good length to neck, ample shoulder placement with level topline and pleasing tail set and carriage. Generous depth to chest and ample bone but slightly down on his pasterns today. He took a while to get into his stride on the move but once he did he showed a steady easy movement.

Mid Limit Dog (3,0)

1. Morgan’s Dexbenella Frilled To Bitz

3-yr-old l/w dog who presented the best outline in the class today. Well defined head, would prefer a shade darker eye, had good length to neck and to body. Deep chest, strong bone, nice legs and feet. Was steady on the move and covered the ground well.

2. Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Cherishym Draconis

Coming up to 3 years old this b/w perhaps thinks he is still in the puppy stage, because today he gave his handler a hard time in the ring and seemed to make it difficult to be shown at his best. Nevertheless he is a well put together dog of excellent type with good shape & definition to his head. Nice angulation front and rear but could perhaps do with a little more muscle definition to hindquarters which would enhance his drive on the move, however he did move soundly when he eventually settled.

3. McDonald’s Kennair Rough Diamond.

Limit Dog (5,0)

1. Calvert’s Calvdale Ever Thus JW

20-month-old l/w male with so much to like about him. Lovely balanced outline, great depth to chest, nice length to neck flowing into well placed shoulders and level topline. Excellent proportions to head and gentle yet masculine expression. Plenty of substance to bone, including super legs and feet. Good width behind and he really showed himself off well on the move.

2. Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Cherishym Dofida

B/w male, litter brother to 2nd in the mid limit class and clearly the one with the ‘sensible head’ on today. So much to like about this quality young man who had lovely proportions to his head, with pleasing definition and such a kind expression. Great substance to his body with correct angulation front and rear and well-muscled hindquarters which, once he had settled, enabled him to really drive around the ring using his tail well.

3. Topliss’ Sandylands Stand N Deliver

4. House’s Gleadsbury Gunpowder Plot

5. Green’s Kennair Diamond Geezer

Open Dog (3,0)

1. Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Lockdown

What a very smart young man this 2 ½ year old l/w dog is. For me an easy winner of this class as he exuded all things that I look for in an English Springer. Presented and handled beautifully, the words style and presence to his make-up comes to mind. Loved his head proportions and definition, displaying a kindly masculine expression. Good body length to height ratio with super bone and substance. Moved with drive and covered the ground so well.

2. Ainsley & Nicklin’s Daenerys Blood Of The Dragon

At just over 3 years old, this l/w male was well made and clearly had plenty of substance. Appeared heavier overall than the one standing first but still had desired angulation front and rear and balance to framework, albeit up to size. Was rather erratic in hind action today and this seemed to affect his movement overall.

3. Graham’s Peasblossom Valentino

Champion Dog (3,1)

1. Eyeington’s Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt. (b/w)

DCC & Best in Show & Best B/W

2. Topliss’ Sh Ch Beresford Night Train. (l/w). RDCC

Oh my goodness, what a fabulous duo of top-quality dogs and I would have been happy to give either one of them the first prize, so I had to make, what I found to be, a tough decision. Subsequently, this class gave me the Dog CC and the Reserve DCC, and it was such a close outcome. Both dogs were presented and handled to perfection. Outlines showing off their well-balanced framework and super substance. With good neck length, well placed shoulders, great depth to chest, straight fronts and correct not overdone front and rear angulation – they both had it all for me. Great ratios in relation to head proportions and pleasing definition as well. Movement on both was easy and free and very sound. So what was it that made my decision – it was the eyes – both dogs had the right size, shape, depth and colour and ever so kind expression that I was looking for, but today I was transported into the depth of those eyes on the dog standing first.

Veteran Dog (2,0)

1. Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus Of Rosannoch (Imp Nor)

Quality l/w 7 ½ year old dog with plenty of substance and is well balanced throughout. He has a super head and expression, with good proportions & definition. Lovely length to neck into well placed shoulders with level topline. Well defined rear angulation and nice tail action. He was a little unsettled going round the ring and at times did not always give of his best movement.

2. Taubman’s Meonstoke Hawthorn

L/w 9 ½ year old dog with not quite the overall substance or balance of the one standing first. He was presented and handled well, and I found him to have the most pleasing head with kind gentle expression.

Minor Puppy Bitch (3,2)

1. Smith’s Melverly Vignette.

What a gorgeous baby girl at almost 9 months old. Such a beauty and one I would have gladly taken home. She also appeared to have an amazing resilient temperament too, when there was an unfortunate mishap in the slippery ring and both her and her handler found themselves in a heap on the floor. Thankfully both parties recovered well and very quickly with no harm done to either. She is so well put together, presents a super outline and has fabulous substance for her age. The most wonderful of feminine heads with correct proportions and definition and such a kind gentle expression. For one so young she had amazingly powerful hindquarters with good width which enabled solid sound movement that was a pleasure to watch. I had no hesitation in awarding her Best Puppy Bitch, and Best Puppy in Show

Puppy Bitch (7,3)

1. Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink

A l/w young lady of almost 10 months who had a certain quality and style about her that was hard to ignore. Such a delightfully feminine expression with lovely head proportions and definition. So well put together, with great front and rear angulation, well boned with good substance to her body makeup. She held herself well and presented a most pleasing picture in this class and when moving soundly around the ring.

2. Cokell’s Carlyquinn Morwenna

L/w quality bitch of similar age to the first. Slightly taller in build yet she still demonstrated a balanced outline of good well-placed proportions and required angulation. Extremely well presented with a sweet feminine head and expression. Just preferred the clearer definition on the head of 1, nevertheless she was a very nice young bitch.

3. Rose’s Pinereoch Amethyst Of Rosannoch

4. Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade

Junior Bitch (5,2)

1. Ainsley & Nicklin’ s Daenerys Red Priestess

2. Richardson & Terry-Richardson’s Daenerys Moondancer To Cherishym

At just over 12 months old this pair of l/w litter sisters had so much to like about them and will likely change places many times as they grow together and move through the classes. I found both to have quality feminine heads with soft gentle expression, with good length to neck, well placed shoulders & level toplines. For me, the one that stood first presented the better body shape on the day, with more depth to her chest, but both have time on their side. Strong hindquarters on both, which were used well showing sound movement.

3. Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco

Yearling Bitch (5,2)

1. Corbett’s Trimere Time Flys

Gorgeous headed top-quality l/w bitch who is just under two years of age. So feminine in her expression and she has such a well-proportioned pleasing head, on to a neck of good length and a level topline. Correct shoulder placement and well-developed hindquarters. Great bone and feet. Really showed herself off well both standing and on the move. Well-presented and handled.

2. Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco

Well-presented bitch of 17 months that looked a little immature overall next to the winner of this class. Feminine head of good overall shape, however, I found her stop is a little too much for me. She wasn’t moving at her best today, perhaps not enough strength in her hindquarters which would have given her more power and drive.

3. Field-Enticott’s Baudelaire Harvest Sun

Graduate Bitch (8,3)

1. Conrad’s Strathnaver Starstruck

At just over 2 years old, this eye-catching dark liver bitch was presented in immaculate coat and condition. She displayed a very nicely balanced outline with good angles front and rear. Moved beautifully and with drive. A balanced length to head but perhaps a touch overdone in flew for me.

2. Ainsley, Nicklin & Gardiner’s Barecho Cover Girl (Imp Swe) naf taf

This 15-month-old l/w bitch presented a pleasing picture with nice overall balance, however, I found her to be up to size and a little masculine in appearance. Did not appear to want to settle on the move today.

3. Kibby’s Trimere Taylor Maid At Pinhays JW

4. Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco

5. Field-Enticott’s Baudelaire Double Sunset

Post Graduate Bitch (6,3)

1. Conrad’s Strathnaver Starstruck

2. Kibby’s Trimere Turn Back Time JW

At 20-month-old, this L/W/T young lady had lots to like about her. She has a feminine head and expression, with a lovely overall shape to her. A little down on her pasterns today and perhaps needs a shade more strength to her hindquarters which would give her more of the desired drive on the move.

3. Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco

Mid Limit Bitch (2,0)

1. Taubman’s Meltarose Madeleine At Meonstroke

Liver & white 3-yr-old who presented a balanced outline standing and on the move. Good proportions and definition to her lovely feminine head. Nice length to neck and well angulated shoulders which really enabled her to show off on the move – a very steady and easy free mover, using her strong hindquarters.

2. Lillie’s Freeway Fortune

Another impressive bitch, l/w 5-yr-old, with similar attributes to 1 but not quite as steady on the move as her today. She has so much to like about her and was beautifully presented in excellent coat and condition.

Limit Bitch (4,1)

1. Dobbin’s Donarden Gin Fizz

A 3-year-old l/w bitch of great quality with so much to like about her and in my opinion she exudes class. Lovely feminine head and gentle expression, she is extremely well put together and presents a fabulous outline overall both standing and on the move. She has plenty of bone and substance, good height to length ratio and displays sound true movement.

2. House’s Gleadsbury Dynamite

Really pretty headed l/w 4-year-old bitch, well made and nice neck and shoulders with strong rear angulation which carried her soundly around the ring. Just didn’t have the va va voom of 1 today.

3. Lillie’s Freeway Remembrance

Open Bitch (7,1)

1. Ainsley & Nicklin’s Daenerys Winds Of Winter

At almost 6 years old, this quality l/w bitch was presented in very nice coat and condition. Had a most pleasing feminine head and expression with good definition. Correct angulation front and rear, well-muscled throughout with super bone and substance. She gave her all on the move and presented a lovely picture both standing and when going around the ring.

2. Calvert’s Calvdale Flutter JW

At almost 2 years old, this young l/w/t bitch projects great quality and has so much to like about her. She presents a fabulous outline, has great length to height ratio. Very pleasing front and rear angulation. Lovely bone and substance and presented in first class coat and condition. Would prefer a shade more definition to her head. She took a little time to settle in her movement today and sadly didn’t quite give of her best.

3. Cunliffe’s Ir Sh Ch Calvdale I Say Of Fallenleaf

4. Hydon’s Clentonian Pandemonium JW

5. Madsen, Jenson & Brix’s DK Ch/SE Ch Siegars A Beautiful Mind

Champion Bitch (3,0)

1. Wildsmith & Brown’s Sh Ch Trimere Tickle Me Fancy. BCC, Reserve Best in Show, BV.

Three beautifully stunning quality bitches in this class who each truly deserve their existing titles of Show Champion. I would have been happy to give any one of them a first prize, but today it was the turn of this gorgeous l/w bitch. She so belies her 7 years, is splendid at every angle of her make-up, right down to her tight compact well-rounded feet. In my opinion, and the reason for her awards from me today is that when she moved around the ring she was able to fully demonstrate classic text-book true ESS movement which was such a joy for me to watch. She was at one with her handler – they are clearly a team. This bitch was a delight and a great pleasure to go over and did not disappoint at all.

Both first and second in this class had the most feminine of heads with clear definition and the gentlest of expressions. Slightly arched necks into well placed shoulders with super fronts and well-muscled rear angulation. Correct body length to height ratio, both moved soundly, used their tails well and were presented in the best of coat and condition. As mentioned earlier, my first place’s movement was sublime and I had great pleasure in making her my class winner, and ultimately awarding her the Bitch CC, Best Veteran in Show and Reserve Best in Show.

2. Smith’s Sh Ch Melverly Lil Dancer. My overall thoughts about this most delightfully feminine 4-yr-old l/w bitch are incorporated into comments in the Iast paragraph. Additionally, she moved soundly and with drive around the ring holding her excellent profile and was presented in tip-top condition. Suffice to say I was delighted to award her the Reserve Bitch CC.

3. Chandler’s Sh Ch Elazlan Right Of Reply

Veteran Bitch (4,0)

1. Cunliffe’s Chanangel Falling Leaf JW VW

So much to like about this 9-year-old l/w bitch who was shown in super condition. Very feminine head and expression with wonderful definition. She moved beautifully and given her age, she showed herself off to full advantage displaying a pleasing outline overall. A pleasure to go over.

2. Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Ryder

At 8 years old this top-quality l/w bitch presented a lovely outline, with great angulation front and rear. So very feminine in head, kind, gentle expression with good proportions and definition. Held her level topline on the move but found her to be carrying a little too much weight today which affected her overall movement.

3. Conrad’s Peasblossom Rumours At Strathnaver

4. West’s Meonstroke Cherry Blossom At Grosbreuil

Manchester Championship Show 21st January 2023
Spaniel – English Springer
In time honoured manner, I would like to thank the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge at their
show, my three efficient stewards Jenny, Pauline and Vicky for keeping the ring moving, mindful that a Club
show was due to be held in the ring following completion of judging. The biggest thanks are of course reserved
for the Exhibitors who allowed me the honour of judging their dogs, and the sporting way my decisions were
received. Having waited an additional two years due to cancellation of the 2021 show, I was presented with
some nice dogs to officiate over. My biggest disappointment was the floor surface, I remember when I showed
at the venue last year, that it wasn’t brilliant, but it appeared to be worse this year Those of you present will
be aware that one exhibitor took a nasty fall in open bitch suffering injuries which required hospital attention,
I hope that you are fully recovered now. One of my stewards reported the condition to a member of the
committee and was assured that he would raise it at the next committee meeting, so hopefully there will be an
improvement in years to come. I believe that this did have an effect on the movement of some, it certainly
wasn’t conducive with a standard which demands a driving rear action from the hocks, and I came away with
the view that on another surface, some decisions could change. Having said all that, I was pleased with my
winners and to be honest although I found a lot of the type which I like, I surprised myself with some of my
winners. First and foremost, I was looking for a well-constructed dog who was close to the breed standard, I
was taught very early on in my judging career that if a dog is built right it will move right, We all have a type
which we tend to be drawn to but this in my opinion, should always be second to the dogs construction. The
problem which I found in many of the exhibits was a lack of return (shortness of upper arm), this restricts the
forward movement with the typical swing from the shoulder which distinguishes our breed from all others.
Presentation, as you would expect at this level was of a very high standard.
Puppy Dog (5,2)
1 Scorgie & McNicol’s Pinereoch Mischief Maker
This young liver and white man of eleven months had lots lo like, overall he was of a size which I prefer,
pleasing head which needs to finish, but the proportions were good, correct almond shape eye which is
darkening nicely, would prefer better pigmentation, ears correctly set in line with the eye, strong neck with
arch, good lay of shoulder, straight front, tight feet, more compact than two with a short coupled loin,
moderate stifles, low set hocks and tailset, good front movement but need’s to tighten in rear, overall I believe
there will more to come from this young man, so will watch his progress.
2 Such’s Carlyquinn Captain Ross
Upstanding young man of nine months, larger than one but in proportion presenting a nice outline, correct eye
shape needing to darken, time is on his side here, his head is masculine and like number one is still developing,
sufficient in neck with a clean shoulder, and needing to strengthen in front, heavier in bone compared to one,
decent feet, he has a good chest, length of back in proportion to height, moderately bent stifle, well let down
hocks, one who I felt would prefer a better surface, his front movement was clean, he was choppy in rear
movement today, this will improve as he comes together.
3 Wilson & Connor’s Pinereoch No Stunts Larrie
Junior Dog (6,5)
1 Tracz Beresford On My Way with Acregate
Liver and white male of fourteen months, his head is masculine but a little heavy for my taste, he has a broad
skull with a good stop, square in muzzle, kind almond shaped eye, adequate in neck with well laid shoulders,
straight front, tight feet, sufficient in depth of chest elbows well tucked in, back in proportion to height, short
coupled, moderately bent stifles with good second thigh, low set hocks, correct low set on tail which he used
to advantage on the move along with a strong top line, another who I believe would have benefited from a
better surface with his rear movement needing to strengthen.
Post Graduate Dog (3,1)
1 Morgan’s Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz
A liver and white who is now coming up three and a half, upstanding in stature, his head is well proportioned
with enough fluting and chiselling below the eyes, his muzzle is square, good length to neck, straight front,
standing on tight feet, back in proportion, good spring of rib, a tad long in loin, excelled in second thigh, low
hocks, correctly set tail, on the move excelled in profile holding his topline, would have preferred tighter front
and rear, again another who I made allowance for the surface on the day.
2 Topliss’s Beresford Bolt from the Blue
On first inspection, I preferred the make and shape of this young black and white male, who at two and a half
is a year younger than my eventual winner, he has for me a classic head, masculine and well balanced with a
melting expression, good pigmentation, eyes to die for, sufficient in neck, good straight front, would have
preferred tighter feet, rear shorter coupled then one, strong in rear with a moderate bend of stifle, well
developed second thigh and well let down hocks, unfortunately let himself down on the move, very erratic and
hard to assess, hope to meet him again when he is settled.
Limit Dog (7,1)
1 Calvert’s Calvdale Ever Thus JW
This young man was a surprise to me, not long out of junior at twenty months, Liver and white, masculine
balanced head, good stop along with all the springer attributes fluting and chiselling, square in muzzle, kind
dark almond eye, good pigmentation, correct length of neck with sufficient arch, which is lacking in many,
correct lay of shoulder, straight front, tight feet, good depth of chest and spring of rib, tight in elbow, compact
body, I would have preferred a little more bend in stifle, strong in second thigh, good tailset, a nice size for a
dog moved well in all directions, considered for the RCC.
2 Woodbridge’s Crackerjanne Court Jester
This liver and white belies his age, nearly a veteran, I would never have guessed, a good honest sort, balanced
masculine head, good pigmentation with a dark eye, good length of ear, adequate neck, straight front,
standing on tight feet, not quite the shoulder, chest or tightness of elbow compared to one, good spring of rib
and short in coupling, moderate bend of stifle which I preferred to one, well let down hocks, good tailset
moved well in all directions.
3 House’s Gleadsbury Gunpowder Plot
Open Dog (8,1)
1 Allen & Bott’s Sh Ch Trimere Tipping Point of Allenie
A Liver and white male who has just turned three, although titled in my opinion he hasn’t reached full maturity
as yet, he excels in head which is so well balanced, well defined stop, well cut away below the eye which were
correct in shape and colour, ears set well in line with his eyes which were of good length, good length of neck
with arch, well laid shoulders, straight front, tight feet, deep chest, well developed rib, level topline held on
the move, moderately bent stifles good second thigh well let down hocks, best mover here today with a typical
springer gate, DCC and BOB.
2 Topliss’s Sh Ch Beresford Night train
I awarded this dog his first reserve cc at my last appointment in 2018 when he was a junior and watched him
mature and collect his title, a well-deserved champion, now nearly six he is a heavier compared to my winner,
in saying that there is nothing overdone, he sports a classic head, square muzzle, kind eye, correct neck length
with arch, good shoulder straight front, tight feet good depth of chest, not overdone in length of back, good
ribs, strong in loin good stifle and second thigh, low hocks and tailset, positive mover, unfortunate to meet
one today RCC.
3 Eyeington’s Sh Ch Meadowdale Daisydale Lightning Bolt
Veteran Dog (2,1)
1 Rose’s Westaway Dream Angus of Rosannoch
A male who will be eight later this year and belies his age, a dog that you need to go over to appreciate,
masculine head, well proportioned, kind dark eye, good length of ear, adequate length of neck, well laid
shoulder, straight front, tight feet, deep chest, tight elbow, body of good length, good rear angles, used his tail
to advantage, moved OK but would like to see him again on a better surface, BVIB.
Minor Puppy Bitch (3,1)
1 Smith’s Melverly Vignette
A young lady of eight months, liver and white, she is of good proportions, her head needs to develop but is
balanced and feminine at this age, she has a kind eye, ears well set, is adequate in neck, she sports a well laid
shoulder, straight front along with tight feet, she has a good depth to chest for age, short coupled, moderate
stifles, good second thigh with low set hocks, a tidy mover.
2 Topliss’s Beresford Bee Gee
A raw seven-month liver white and tan, her head is well proportioned with a square muzzle, nice length to
neck, she has a good lay of shoulder, needs to develop in body at this stage, adequate stifle, low set hocks and
tail, movement hard to assess today, she is very out-going and time will be her friend.
Puppy Bitch (6,3)
1 Savell’s Petranella Tipping The Wink
Liver and white baby of nearly ten months, she has a feminine head of good proportions, adequate fluting and
chiselling along with a square muzzle of correct length, almond eye, needs to darken which will come in time,
good length to ear, set correctly in line with the eye and close to the head, sufficient neck with arch, straight
front, tight feet, she has plenty of heart room and is well developed in body for her age, moderate stifles, wellmuscled second thigh, low set tail, moved well fore and aft, holding her topline in profile BP
2 Rose’s Pinereoch Amethyst of Rosannoch
Despite being a month older than my winner at eleven months, she is not as mature at this stage, I found her
to be taller on leg, she has balanced head, with kind eye, good length of ear, adequate neck , good lay of
shoulder, her front is straight, she has sufficient depth in chest along with tight elbows, a good length to back,
but not as developed as one in body, sweeping stifles good second thigh, low set hocks, although she moved
well, she was not as precise in movement as one
3 Unwin’s Allenies Lady Marmalade
Junior Bitch (4,2)
I Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco
At seventeen months this Liver and white has a good feminine head with correct width to skull, a square
muzzle, good pigmentation, kind eye, she has a good length to neck with arch along with a fair lay of shoulder,
straight front, tight feet, her chest needs to develop further, her elbows are tight and she has a fair spring of
rib, she has a good length to back and is strong in loin with good stifles, well let down hocks and a low set tail
on the move she has good drive in rear but found her front to be a bit choppy, she excelled in profile holding
her topline.
2 Terry-Richardson & Richardson Dearnerys Moondancer To Cherishym
This young lady is just into junior at twelve months, as you would expect she is not as well developed as one,
her head is feminine but she has a wider skull them one, she scored in chiselling and fluting, she has a kind
eye, ears set on correctly and of good length, her neck is of correct length, I found her to be carrying a little
excess weight over the withers today, she has a straight front and tight feet, needs to develop in body, her rear
is balanced with moderate stifles and hocks set low, her tail is set on low, but wasn’t used to advantage today,
another who was maybe effected by the floor, I have seen her move better in the past.
Yearling Bitch (5,3)
I Weyman’s Spuffing Prosecco
2 Ainsley, Nicklin & Gardiner’s Barecho Cover Girl (Imp Swe) NAF TAF
This fifteen month liver and white was a larger bitch all through, that said she was balanced, she has a nice
feminine head with a correct eye, was adequate in neck, nice lay of shoulder, straight front good tight feet, her
chest needs to develop and I would have preferred a tighter elbow, her stifles are moderately bent and stifles
and she has well let down hocks, a good tailset, she moved ok but her rear wasn’t as precise as one.
Post Graduate Bitch (6, 1)
1 Savell’s Petranella Shenanigan
This young lady is just over two and there is lots to like, I made a note that the handler needs to trust her when
standing, she has a typical head from this kennel, feminine and balanced, she has good pigmentation and a
dark almond shaped eye, her muzzle is square, with lobular ears of good length, classic neck with arch, good
lay of shoulder, standing on tight feet she is compact with a deep chest, she is strong in loin, moderate hocks,
muscular thighs and low hocks stifles, low tailset, she is a good mover, handling herself well with good
extension and drive,
2 Conrad’s Strathnaver’s Starstruck
Close up and splitting hairs, this young lady is a week older than my winner, I found her to be heavier than one
but feminine all through, good length to width in skull, with sufficient chiselling below her dark eyes, finished
with good pigmentation, her muzzle was square to finish the picture, she has sufficient neck and well laid
shoulders, good bone, straight front and tight feet, deep chest, good length of back, moderate stifles well
developed second thigh, like my winner moved well in all directions with reach and drive, scored in topline.
3 Kibby’s Trimere Turn Back Time JW
Limit Bitch (5)
1 Corbett’s Trimere Time Fly’s
This young Liver and white isn’t two for a couple of months, her head is feminine all through with lovely fluting
and chiselling, kind eye and square muzzle of good length, ears set level with eye and of good length, her neck
is clean with arch, good lay of shoulder, straight front, tight feet, well developed deep chest, good spring of rib,
strong in loin, moderate stifles, strong in second thigh, well let down hocks, her movement was true fore and
aft, holding a firm topline at all times, RCC.
2 House’s Gleadsbury Dynamite
A female of four who presented a more compact picture than one, her head is all feminine and of good
proportions with just enough work, she has dark eyes, and a good length of ear, clean neck, fair lay of
shoulder, not quite the front of one, tight feet, would have preferred tighter elbows, well developed body with
reasonable spring of rib, strong in loin, sweeping stifles, hocks well let down, steady mover, not quite the
panache of one.
3 Dobbin’s Donarden Gin Fizz
Open Bitch (8)
Lovely class
1 Calvert’s Sh Ch Calvdale Flutter JW
Another young lady who is yet to reach two and full maturity, she does however already present such a
balanced picture, she has a feminine balanced head with just the right amount of work, melting expression
with kind eye, ears set on correctly in line with eye of good length, moderate neck with arch, well laid
shoulder, straight front, tight feet, clean in throat, deep in brisket, tight elbow, balanced in length of back good
spring in rib, strong in loin, moderate bend in stifle, well developed second thigh, low hocks with a topline that
I would have been happy to stand a glass of red wine on, when she moves, she is true and precise fore and aft
and in profile, couldn’t be denied the bitch CC today and pushed my BOB very close.
2 Ainsley & Nicklin’s Daenerys Winds of Winter
A more mature lady who is nearly six, one I haven’t really noticed before, but a lovely bitch to go over, she is a
bit of a fidget on the stand, she has a well-balanced feminine head of good proportions, good shape to eye,
good length to ear, her elegant neck leads into well laid shoulders, clean in throat, straight front with good
bone, tight feet, I found her not as tight in elbow as one, balanced in back with good ribs, strong in loin, I
would have preferred a little less sweep in stifle good second thigh low hocks she is a good mover in all
directions, pushed for the RCC
3 Williams & Toublic’s Cobhay Fancy Phlox
Veteran Bitch (3,1)
Two nice elder ladies, both a credit to their owners with not a lot between them.
1 Watson’s Sh Ch Bordacity Honey Rider
Eight and a half year Liver and white, she has a balanced head with just the right amount of muzzle, along with
a kind dark eye, her neck is of correct length and she sports a well-laid shoulder, her front is straight, standing
on tight feet, she is adequate depth of chest, and has well sprung ribs, strong in loin and moderate stifles., her
hocks are set low, one who handled the floor moving well in all directions, with plenty of reach and drive,
2 Williams & Toublic’s Cobhay Dazzling Azalea
A year younger at seven and a half this liver and white was a nice bitch to go over, balanced feminine head,
not quite the work of one, good length to ear, I would have preferred a slightly longer neck, throat not quite as
clean as one, she has a straight front and stands on tight feet, she has adequate bone, excelled in elbow over
one, balanced in body with strong loin, has correct bend to stifle, shown in hard condition, low hocks, another
who handled the floor and moved well in all directions,
Special Beginners Bitch (3,2)
1 Unwin’s Allenie’s The Other Side
A bitch of nearly four, she has a Feminine head with dark eyes, a good length to ear, she has a good length to
neck with arch, a reasonable shoulder, straight front, would have preferred a cleaner throat, balanced in body,
would prefer a deeper chest and tighter elbow, moderately bent stifles, would benefit from a few less pounds,
moved ok.

Class 814. Puppy Dog

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st Place

2521 – Elazlan Tribal Craft (Miss E Chandler). Good head ,skull, stop and muzzle. Good

neck into well-built body, good legs and feet. Liked his type, size and outline. In good

coat and moved with steady action. Very promising.

2nd Place

2542 – Carlyquinn Captain Ross (Miss J A Such). Another very nice youngster of good

Type, size and shape. Close to one, liked his head proportions and eye. Also in good

coat and condition and covered ground well but winner holding firmer outline today.

Class 815. Junior Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 4

Class 816. Post Graduate Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st Place

2533 – Dexbenella Frilled to Bitz (Mrs Nj Morgans). Masculine head with good stop,

muzzle and eye. Well placed ears, good length neck into well laid shoulder. Good rib

and well angled rear and good tail. Well-presented and moved with good gait.

2nd Place

2545 – Beresford Bolt from The Blue (Mrs T E Topliss). Balanced head with good eye and

ears. Good length neck into body of good depth, rib, and loin. Good bone and well set.

tail. Well-developed rear. In good coat and moved with good with free gait.

3rd Place

2526 – Greg De Les Tres Llacunes (imp) (Mr C & Mrs J Gledhill)

Class 817. Open Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1st Place

2519 – Sandylands Xpress Delivery (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes.) Masculine balanced

and strongly built. Good skull, muzzle,e eye and well-placed ears. Clean neck into good

front, well developed rear, strong hocks, and good tail. Presented in good coat and

condition and moved with drive and front reach, holding nice outline. BOB

2nd Place

2517 – Calvdale Ever Thus JW (Mr & Mrs M Calvert). Another masculine boy with good

breed type and well-proportioned head. Good eyes, stop and well-placed ears. Moderate

neck into good body, well angled rear. Good coat and moved with steady gait and front.

reach.

3rd Place

2535 – Cherishym Dofida (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry-Richardson)

 

 

Class 818. Special Beginners Dog

Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Class 819. Puppy Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st Place

2540 – Petranella Tipping The Wink (Ms C P Savell). Feminine head with good stop, eye and

fluting. Well placed ears of good length. Clean neck into well laid shoulder, good rib,

loin and well angled rear. Tail well set, presented in good coat, and liked her balance.

and size. Covered ground with good active stride, holding and firm outline.

2nd Place

2548 – Allenies Lady Marmalade (Miss J A Unwin). Good height to length, feminine head

good eye shape, neck, bone, and feet. Not as balanced as one as has a touch more.

covering than winner. Moved with nice stride when settled. Also has much potential.

3rd Place

2537 – Daenerys Moondancer to Cherishym (Mr P & Mrs Y Richardson & Terry-Richardson)

 

 

 

 

Class 820. Junior Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1st Place

2547 – Dexbenella Double Bubble at Beresford (Mrs T E Topliss). Liked her feminine

Head, eye and fluting. Good ears, neck and well-built body. Good bone, legs and well set.

tail. Presented in good coat and moved with good striding action when settled. Lots to

like.

Class 821. Post Graduate Bitch

Entries: 9 Absentees: 4

1st Place

2532 – Trimere Turn Back Time JW (Mrs J I Kibby). Feminine head with good eye, fluting

and lovely expression. Good neck, body shape, legs and feet. Presented in good coat

and condition. Moved with free striding gait, with good lively tail action

2nd Place

2541 – Dexbenella Frivolity (Mrs C Simmons). Feminine close to winner. Liked the head,

eye and well-placed ears, Good neck, body, depth, bone and legs. Good loin, well-

muscled rear. In good condition. Moved steadily round ring.

3rd Place

2531 – Trimere Taylor Maid at Pinhays JW (Mrs J I Kibby)

 

 

 

 

Class 822. Open Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 3

1st Place

2518 – Sh Ch Sandylands Send The Roses (Mr E & Mrs E Casey & Jayes). Feminine well

proportioned head, good eye, stop and muzzle. Good ears, neck into well-built body,

good rib, well developed rear. Tail well set on and presented in very good coat and

condition Moved with free striding gait, with nice drive and holds a balanced profile, BB

2nd Place

2520 – Sh Ch Elazlan Right of Reply (Miss E Chandler). Another feminine girl with good

Head, eye and ears. Good neck, body, depth and length. Good legs and feet. Liked her.

type and size and very well presented. Moved with steady gait, just not active as

winner today.

3rd Place

2530 – Shipden Alhambian Diana Dors (Mr M & Mrs K Keely)

Class 823. Special Beginners Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1st Place

2534 – Petranella Perfick Bliss (Mrs M Proctor). Feminine head with dark eye and good

Bone, feet and good size to length. Good rib and tail well set and presented in good

coat. Liked her type and when settled moved with good action.

Judge: Tom H Johnston