As we had a few days before
the Show, we toured parts of New Zealand and were very taken by
what we saw. We were heading for the accommodation arranged by
the club, following the satnav, and turned onto Hoskyns Road,
Well, we should have known better, we thought it can’t be far.
The satnav said travel for 6.6 km! It was in a straight line,
but however many roads are not as we spent a lot of time going
round hairpin bends. That’s the pleasure of New Zealand.
Thank you to the Committee for their hospitality, especially Miriam who
was a wonderful hostess and saw to our every need. Also thank
you to Margaret and Ray, Margaret, David and family for the
lovely meals and hospitality. Thanks to the exhibitors for a day
neither of us will ever forget and thank you for being there and
surviving the weather. It as atrocious. The temperature was
freezing when that front came in from Antarctica. Never mind the
outfit for judging and my hair-do. It was survival. I ended up
in a hat pulled down as tight as possible, dear knows how many
coats under a waterproof finishing layer. I gave up with my
gloves. Borrowed socks and gumboots completed my outfit. Never
before was I so grateful for a pair of borrowed socks and
gumboots and the loan of possum gloves ( a pair of which I am
now the proud owner!)
The quality of the entry was in general very good, but perhaps heads,
upper-arm and tail-sets could do with improvement. I was
delighted with my BIS and the Reserve. Both came from the same
kennel. Also their progeny winning many classes. Well done New
Zealand and thank you.
You have a beautiful country and I wish I could have stayed longer. But
please, never again am I judging on any Friday 13th.
I think there may be some truth in that saying.
Minor Puppy Dog
A Van Den Bos’
Sanastasia Zippity Zap.
Stood alone. 7 month old dog. Would benefit greatly from
ringcraft and perhaps could see show potential. Rather erratic
on the move,
RJ & NS Queree’s
Riverstone Hot Todde.
Very pleasing 11 month old dog. Plenty of bone and substance.
Would benefit with further trimming over shoulders. Conformation
good, moved soundly.
Riverstone Gaelic Charmer.
Similar to 1. Again good conformation, straight front and level
top-line Just needs to drop into his stifles. Moved soundly.
Young dark junior dog. Attractive head, good pigment, needs more ringcraft; would benefit him to settle in the ring.
Rather nice dark dog. Won this class with ease. Attractive head,
good shoulders, level top-line, well bent stifles. Would prefer
width of quarters. Moved happily.
Lorgair Ace Of Diamonds.
Sweet boy. Would prefer a better bite, level top-line When
moving rather proud of his tail.
1. M Hean’s The Times Of Inniscroft.
What a lovely dog. Very attractive head, good neck. Would
benefit with a little more upper-arm Good level top-line, good
strength of quarters, good straight hocks, moved with drive.
Banbury Call Of The Wild.
Attractive head. Would benefit with more trimming over
shoulders. Level top-line Could have done with a little more
strength in hind quarters. Moved well round the ring.
New Zealand Bred Dog
1. SJ Abrey’s Ch Trinnetee The Entertainer CDX
QC. Compact 7 yo
boy with good construction. Lovely neck, shoulder and upper-arm
Level top-line, good quarters, straight hocks. Moved freely
round the ring. RCC
K Price’s Ch Glentreve Putting The Wind Up Goldsmith.
Attractive dog with good reach of neck, good shoulders, moved
well. Benefits greatly from being shown freely.
Ch Stanroph Super Scott.
What a lovely 9 yo with a mind of his own – haven’t they all!.
Very attractive head, best layback of shoulder today, good
upper-arm Level top-line, good bend of stifle, good tail-set
Moved soundly at his pace.
Arangolds Irish Heritage.
Another attractive 3 ½ yo dog with beautiful head, good dark
pigment. Lovely gentle head, good front angulation, level
top-line Just needs work on stacking.
NZ Ch Giltedge Stormthetasman (Imp Aust).
Attractive pale boy with very good conformation. Well balanced.
Won this class on movement. Could do with a little more
S Milne & J Wilson’s
Shannongold Claim To Fame ADX CDX.
Another attractive mid-gold dog. Well balanced with level
top-line, well set on tail, straight hocks. Very tight up to 1.
M Hean & M Kerr’s
Ch Inniscroft Diamonds ‘R’ Trumps.
Very attractive 4 ½ yo pale boy with excellent construction.
Caught my eye as soon as he came into the ring. Moved with
DCC & BIS
Ch Hawkwood Pandemonium.
Another attractive 5 yo boy with lovely head, and good
construction. Would just prefer a little better tail-set Moved
Baby Puppy Bitch
M & D Hean’s
Arangold Lady Madonna.
Just coming up 4 months. So well behaved for her age. Well
constructed, moved very well around the ring for one so young.
Hawkwood Autumn Leaf.
A lively young baby giving her handler a hard time. Well
constructed, moved well, shows potential.
Minor Puppy Bitch
A very attractive head with good pigment. Well balanced,
good shoulder, would prefer a little more upper-arm
Level top-line, good straight hocks, moved happily.
Riverstone Bold N Beautiful.
What a beautiful puppy bitch. Lovely head with good pigment,
good conformation. Moved soundly. Caught my eye and won the
class easily. BPIS
Shannongold Living The Dream.
Nice little bitch with sweet head, good conformation. Gave her
handler a hard time. Will benefit when settled in the ring.
M Hean & R
Hean-Coombes Arangolds National Velvet.
Very nice quality bitch. Excellent conformation. Moved with
drive. Again won class easily. BJ
K Jackson & G Taylor’s
Tammara Maid In Heaven at Glynmuir.
Attractive bitch with good front, level top-line, good tail-set
Would benefit from more ringcraft.
Blairsgold Elphame Fae Queen. Quality Bitch.
Very balanced. Moved well. Shown to advantage when free.
Pale bitch, attractive head, good straight front, level
top-line, well bent stifles, straight hocks, moved soundly.
1. J Wilson’s Goldbrook
A Matter Of Pride CDX(Silver) ADX.
Lovely quality bitch, caught my eye and won the class easily.
Good lay of shoulder, straight front, level top-line, well
angulated quarters. Moved soundly.
Sweet little dark bitch with very attractive head and dark
pigment. Straight front, level top-line, good tail-set and
Zealand Bred Bitch
M & DR Hean’s
Ch Arangold Jazzmania.
Cracking dark bitch. Well laid shoulders and good upper-arm,
Level top-line, good strong quarters with straight hocks. Moved
Kavandale Angel Eyes (AI).
Elegant pale bitch, good reach of neck, good layback of
shoulders, good straight front, level top-line, good tail-set
Close up to 1.
Ch Speyside River Dance.
Attractive head, good neck and shoulders, but needs trimming
over shoulders. Very elegant, good top-line Shows best when
Ch Winterlea Krystal Dawn.
Balanced mid gold bitch. Straight front, level top-line Moved
freely with drive.
R Hean-Coombes & M Hean’s
Ch Arangolds Prima Vesta.
Quality 11 yo veteran bitch. Balanced throughout. Showed happily
and moved very soundly.
Ch Glentreve Fire-Of-The-Dawn.
Sweet head, straight front, level top-line, moved well.
Hard class to win. Very very close between 1 and 2.
M Kerr & M Hean’s
Ch Inniscroft Sky With Diamonds.
Sweet head, superb front angulation, level top-line with
excellent tail-set Straight hocks. A lovely picture.
BCC & RBIS
When free stood this bitch looks entirely different. She is well
balanced and with good conformation. Lovely head and moved well.