South Eastern Welsh Springer Spaniel Club
25th January 2009
Firstly I would like to thank the Committee for a lovely day and for making me most welcome, and to my three stewards for their hard work and care. I was pleased with my entry and had only 5 absentees. The quality of the bitches outshone the dogs today, but was pleased to notice that in the younger classes there was improvement in bone, size and substance.
Veteran 7 (1 ab)
1st Janes Sh.Ch. Coedybrain Dafydd – 8 year old who still retains his lovely colour. He has good bone and substance. Nice head and expression and a well balanced dog. Moved happily and with drive. BD and BOSIS
2nd Tubbs Parkmist Master Dancer for Alsutu – 7 year old. Nice head with a lovely dark eye. Neat feet, good stifle – thought him to be a little wide in front on the move.
3rd Wren’s Saanu Copper Beech at Gwynmarren
Minor Puppy 2
1st Evans Coedybrain Ryan - 8 months and very promising. Nice size with good bone, good shoulders, topline, front and feet, thought him a little long in hock. Moved well.
2nd Giess’s Zeoh Zanziba Zinadan - Also 8 months but not as mature as 1st, has a good front and neat feet. Moved OK
Junior ) No entries
Special Yearling )
1st Kerr’s Julita Radley
2nd Dean’s Menstonia Mist Chance over Pasondela
Not much to separate 1st and 2nd and were different types. Both had nice heads and expression but both were wide in front on the move – 1st was better in topline, bone and size.
3rd Giess Zeoah Zanziba Zinadan
1st Batey’s Amblelight Centauri
2nd Evans Bwgan Llwyd
Two very different types. 1st needs more neck and feel that better trimming would help, he has a lovely head and expression, good shoulders, mouth and topline, and again better trimming of the feet would help to enhance them, moved OK.
2nd Nice neck and shoulders, topline could be a little better, he is a nice sized dog with good bone, again moved OK.
3rd Smith’s Amblelight Mercury
Post Graduate 3
1st Thomas’s Bowdonia Special Effects - Nicely put together with a good head and expression, good front, correct topline, tends to turn his back feet outward and again would like neater feet.
2nd Julita Radley
3rd Blackford’s Amblelight Eris Surprise
1st Knox’s Parkmist Master Plan Although a little small for me he is well balanced with good bone, pleasing head, kind eye and good depth of muzzle. A happy and correct mover. RBD
2nd Jones Pennylock Quin JW Have given this dog BP previously and I still like him, he has a good body, bone and correct topline, moved well but I preferred the head and expression of 1st.
3rd Wren’s Gwynmarren Winter Storm
Open 1 (1)
Special Beginners 4
1st Amblelight Centauri
2nd Bushwacker Chilli Pepper at Broomwalk
3rd Julita Radley
Good Citizen 3
1st Barkley’s Sh.Ch. Parkmist Mr Frisk - Can still move very well at 12 years and has the best of fronts. Lovely head and expression. Coat has now lost its colour but this does not detract from his quality.
2nd Parkmist Master Dancer for Alsutu
3rd Melladomina Make Haste for Alsutu
Veteran 5 (1)
1st Tully’s Ch. Highclare Energizer - A great ambassador for our Breed, she is hard to fault, just love her type and her quality and not forgetting her wonderful character. BVIS
2nd Dean’s Kazval Castaway to Pasondela. A lovely quality bitch and so unlucky to meet 1st. She has a good front, lovely head and expression and moved so well using her strong quarters.
Minor Puppy 6 (2)
1st Jones Pennylock Ruby Red - A lovely substantial but feminine puppy. Correct topline, nice neck and good shoulders, moved very well.
2nd Tully’s Highclare Celebrity Very different from 1st but is a quality puppy, not as mature as 1st but 3 months is a long time in young puppies. Personally would like her a little bigger.
3rd Williams Highclare All Gold at Guillym
1st Rees’s Trebettyn Nia at Typica - A lovely 9 month puppy. Good bone, she has a nice head and eye in lovely coat and condition has a good length of upper arm, good neck and shoulders and correct topline, feet need to be a little tighter.
2nd Davidson & Wells Pamicks Miss Understood at Benchmark - Another promising puppy and good bone, neck, shoulders and topline OK. Has better feet that 1st at present but is not quite so feminine.
3rd Hamerton’s Torcello Tiger Belle
1st Barkley’s Cherryheath’s Miss Chief - How well this young lady has come on, liked her head and expression, good bone, pleasing outline, good shoulders. Moved very well.
2nd Thomas’s Bowdonia Tu Tu Tango - Quite a nice young bitch – very happy and outgoing, good angulation front and rear, nice coat and condition – topline could be a little better and was a little wide in front on the move.
3rd Smith’s Cherryheath’s Miss Hustle
Special Yearling 5
1st Thomas’s Sherdrew in Your Dreams - 10 months old and very mature, she is so feminine has good bone and substance, Beautiful neat feet. Good shoulders, topline and good angulation both fore and aft. In good coat and condition. Moved extremely well, she should have a bright future and will follow her progress. BPIS
2nd Cherryheath’s Miss Chief
3rd Wakeman’s Sherdrew in Your Dreams
1st Risley’s Slapstones Born to Shine - 4th in Special Yearling. Her young handler did a very good job and got the best out of her, has a pretty head and dark eye. Moved OK
2nd Wren’s Gwynmarren Summer Solstice
3rd Cherryheath’s Miss Hustle
1st Janes Coedybrain Nellie - Thought this was a lovely bitch, gorgeous head and expression, good neck and shoulders, correct topline, lovely bone and super feet. Liked her a lot.
3rd Cheryheath’s Miss Chief
Post Graduate 6
1st Frost’s Bushwacker Atomic Kitten - This young lady has come on since her puppy days and (sorry) have to use the old clique “caught my eye as she came into the ring” Beautiful head and expression, her body proportions are just right, she has the correct topline, great fore and aft angulation, lovely neat, tight feet, moved correctly. RBB and RBIS
2nd Carr’s Cerysan Take a Chance at Gemill. - A young lady I admire, everything in the right place but I thought she was carrying a little too much weight today.
3rd Menstonia Fair Chance
1st Tew’s Pamicks Miss Holly Hocks - A bitch I have always admired, she is up to size but is well put together, good head, eye, shoulders and front, have seen her looking better, moved OK
3rd Barkley’s Parkmist Miss Flirtatious
1st Rees’s Sh.Ch. Coedybrain Carys at Typica BB and BIS
2nd Frost’s Highclare Scrabble at Bushwacker
I just loved both these bitches even though they were of different types, I found it a hard decision to separate them, they both have their different but good qualities, finally felt that 1st’s movement was freer.
Special Beginners 2
1st Slapstones Born to Shine
2nd Cherryheath’s Miss Hustle
Good Citizen 2
1st Cherryheath’s Miss Chief
2nd Menstonia Fair Chance
Special Working 2 (1 w/d)
1st Pennylock Quinn
Special New Members 1
1st Torcello Tiger Belle
Brace 3 (1 w/d)
1st Barkley’s - Such a well matched pair and moved completely in unison
2nd Tubb’s - Another nice pair but not as together as 1st on the move