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Show Critiques

Open Show 2024
(Lorraine Carmichael)

Saturday 13th April 2024.

Firstly I’d like to thank the committee and officers for the Invite to Judge The British Rottweiler Association Open Show and all exhibitors for your entry. My Steward on the day did a fantastic job of keeping the ring moving and me on track. I had a lovely day, where I was made most welcome by the Committee, club members and exhibitors alike. It was an honour to be able to Judge such an array of dogs, all of which behaved impeccably well. The atmosphere was light, friendly and my winners and placings were received well and with good sportsmanship. Thankfully the rain stayed away allowing us to use the outside rings all be it a bit blustery at times.

 

Lorraine Carmichael (Lorayla)

Minor Puppy Dog
1 Ausrie's Jabba The Hut
Mr R & Mrs M Austen
8mth old Mature puppy well up to height. Head of correct proportions with moderate wrinkle when alert. Well set ear, dark eye and correct dentition. Ample reach of neck flowing to clean, well laid shoulder with nice angulation front and rear. Already showing good fore chest. Ample bone, correct slightly sloping pasterns that led to nice feet. Height to length ratios correct. Croup slightly sloping to a well set tail. Moved well when viewed from all angles. Held his top and under line when on the move.


2nd Hanbar Idris
Ms M H Ward
6mth old and very much a baby in comparison to 1. Dark eyes of correct shape. Close fitting well shaped ears of good size. Well defined stop and enough breadth of skull for his age. Ample depth and breadth of muzzle.Correct Scissor Bite with dark pigment. Lovely balanced shape on the stand with good ratios and clean outline. Good tight feet. A little loose on the move as to be expected at this age. Lovely rich markings and correct coat. A young man i’ll watch with interest as he matures.

 

Junior Dog Java Black Magic Over Whisperdown
Mrs G Courtney-Baughan
13mth old Medium size compact male with dark tan markings. Lovely expressive dark almond shaped eye. Small well placed ears with breadth across the skull. Correct dentition, scissor bite and good length of Muzzle. Good bone with ample leg length. Level topline which was held on the move. Ample fore chest and depth of brisket. Correct tail set. Moved with purpose as could be seen from the side with perfect foot fall. A good honest type. Pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog and RBIS.

 

2nd Darkarmar Tobias

Mrs W Steele & Mr G Mulhall
Larger 17mth old male . Very different in type to 1. Presented in athletic fit condition. Well off for bone and substance. Good length of Muzzle and correct head proportions. Large ear and dark eye. Correct bite and dark mouth pigment. Well muscled neck leading to a muscular well placed shoulder. Tightest of feet with well sprung toes. Good underline and length of loin. Moved with plenty of drive coming and going. Im sure these boys will change places on another day.

 

Yearling Dog Fantasa Juste Voiture Noire
Miss M T & Mrs J A Docherty & Miss M Dunhill-Hall
22mth Medium sized male. Masculine head, deep muzzle and scissor bite. Would like to see darker mouth pigment. Nice dark eye of correct shape. Good reach of neck set on a nicely angulated front. Good bone, slightly sloping pasterns onto good tight feet. Ample depth of chest and spring of rib. Rich clear markings and course coat. Well developed 2nd thigh. Movement good.

Graduate Dog,Jaegerot Dream Lover
Mrs W & Mr I Kichenside
3yr old Large male. Good head ratios with depth and breadth to muzzle. Correct eye shape and colour. Nicely set close fitting ears with a very slight wrinkle in-between. Correct dentition. Would prefer slightly darker mouth pigment. Strong muscular neck. 50/50 body to height ratio. Dark tan Markings and correct coat. Movement good when he settled. Broad sloping croup leading to correctly set and carried tail.

 

Limit Dog Jaqary Blaze of Glory
Mr L & Mrs C Cox
2yr old medium sized male. Scores well for bone, substance and self confidence. Overall a balanced picture in profile. He has a dry Broad skull with well set, neat ears. Well muscled cheeks. Almond shaped dark eyes. Correct dentition and pigment. Good depth and breadth to muzzle which I would prefer a tad longer. Strong muscular neck of good length that flows into a well angulated clean shoulder. Straight front that falls to the most wonderful feet . Good depth to his brisket and a lovely top-line. Ample length on a strong loin which leads to a nicely angulated rear. Just enough bend to the stifle. His movement was, free, sound and effortless. A dog I could watch move all day. Handled expertly. Pleased to award him Best Dog and ultimately BIS.

2nd Fantasa Just Out The Blue
Miss M T & Mrs J A Docherty & Miss M Dunhill-Hall
6yr old Medium size longer cast Male. This boy has bags of ring presence and he really enjoys his job. Dark rich tan markings on a good harsh coat. Presented in excellent condition. Well balanced head with breadth between nicely placed ears. Dark eye. Correct bite with lighter than preferred pigment. Well laid, correctly angulated shoulder. Good top-line and sloping croup. Well set tail. Would prefer a little less rear angulation. Movement was powerful with reach and drive.

Veteran Dog CH Fantasa Over Kill
Miss J Aspinall
9yr old Medium size Male. A lovely balanced boy with the most pleasing clean, dry, masculine head. The darkest of eyes. Correct head proportions and is sporting a slightly greying beard making him very much a distinguished gentleman. A higher set ear which id like a little closer fitting. He has a broad chest and is clean over the shoulder. Good bone and nice feet. Ample depth to chest that carries through to the loin. Good rear angulation and still well muscled for his years. Correctly set tail. In no way is he overdone. Movement was true and he covered the ground well.

Minor Puppy Bitch Warrimead Electra
Ms M Ward & Mr P HUll
6mth old Rangey Bitch. Feminine dry head. Darkest of eye. Well set medium size ear. Good fore chest. Clean front assembly. Nice feet. Correct body to height proportions. Nice rear angulation. Well set and carried tail. Clearly defined lighter tan markings. Movement was good.

Puppy Bitch Jeseve Hot Tottie
Mrs L Watts & Mrs R Gibbard.
9mth old Larger puppy. Clear defined tan markings and correct harsh coat. Well off for bone and substance. Clean head with excellent length of muzzle , something I think the breed is loosing sadly. Good stop, ample breadth of skull for her age and a good ear set. Nice reach of neck leading to a good front and shoulder. Correct sloping pasterns and again nice feet. A touch longer in the back than preferable. Good rear angulation that is fairly well muscled for her age. Well let down horizontal hocks. Moved freely with a lovely free flowing side gait.

BPB & BPIS (2nd)Ms G Courtney-Baughan
Jezeve Deja Vu Avec Whisperdown
9mth old Larger puppy. Litter Sister to 1 and quite similar in many ways. Good length and depth of muzzle. Lovely dark eye. Nice expression. Correct dentition and pigment. Slight wrinkle over the shoulder. Good topline and croup. Correct height to length ratio. Well set tail. Movement was good, with precise foot fall just lacking a little drive today.

Junior Bitch Upend Elsie
Mrs W Steel
13mth old Medium size bitch. Dark Mahogany markings on correct harsh coat. This bitch took me by surprise. She has the most Beautiful, feminine and expressive head. Correct balanced ratios, darkest of eyes and almond in shape. Her well set medium sized ear gives width to her skull. She has ample cheek for her age and the darkest mouth pigment. A good strong neck that is set on a nice lay of shoulder. She has medium bone on a nice straight front. Well arched toes and nice feet. Deep in chest. Her topline is good. Her underline needs to drop a little as to be expected of her age. I would prefer the croup a little shorter. On the move she was a little erratic but every now and then she settled and her movement was sound and fluid. Im sure she will have a very bright future once matured. Pushed hard for Best Bitch. Reserve Best Bitch. 2ndJezeve Love Junkie9mth old Medium Bitch. Balanced Picture in profile. Rich tan markings. Feminine clean head, correct almond shaped eye. Good scissor bite. Balanced front and rear angulation. Level topline which held well on the move. Good strong deep loin. Lovely side gate with reach and drive.

Yearling Bitch Fantasa Daddy’s Girl
Miss M T & Mrs J A Docherty & Miss M Dunhill-Hall
23mth old Medium Bitch. Good strength of head with ample muzzle length. Defined stop, Dark eyes. Medium sized close fitting ears. Well angulated shoukder. Deep brisket and well developed fore chest. Slightly sloping topline and good depth to Loin. I would prefer a little shorter in length and less rear angulation. Movement was good though a little close behind.

2nd Casey Wizaed Montenegro Rott (IMP MNE)
Miss E Brereton
20mth old Medium Bitch. Very different in type to 1. Deep short Muzzle, good dentition and dark mouth pigment. Large Ear. A well angulated shoulder and Deep brisket with roomy chest. I would prefer a little more leg length to balance the picture. Level top line and slight tuck up to loin. Movement was sound and steady. Would like to see a little more reach.

Graduate Bitch Ababa's Fading Lights
Mrs S De Vries

2yr old Smaller Bitch. Presented in good hard athletic condition with nothing hidden. A very well balanced bitch. Dark slightly rounded eye. Broad clean skull with width between a large well placed ear. Short strong muzzle and defined stop. Good topline. Lacking in underline at the moment which really shows due to her fit lean condition. She would benefit from some weight gain for the show ring. Moved with enthusiasm and plenty in the tank.

2ndJust Ask Faith O’Shea (IMP SWE)
Ms J Pinky & Mrs I & Mr G Mulhall
12mth old Medium size Bitch. Another one in good hard condition. Good head ratios. Large close fitting ear. Correct bite and dentition. Correct body proportions. Broad chest. Medium bone. Would like a little more return on the upper arm. Strong loin and well muscled rear. Good rear angulation. A little erratic on the move today.

Limit Bitch Jaqary Rhyme N Reason
Mrs J L & Mr G C Haigh
5yr old Medium size Bitch. Overall a very balanced picture. Tan well defined markings on correct double coat. Small ear set wide apart. Dark almond eyes. Lovely length to a moderately deep muzzle. Just enough definition to the stop and a slight rise over the skull. A classic headpiece that I feel on a whole we are loosing in the breed. Clean muscled neck set on a good well angulated shoulder. A deep well developed chest and brisket. Ample bone and nice tight feet. Nice topline that slopes slightly to the croup. Good tail set. Balanced rear angulation with enough bend to the stifle. Good strong hocks. Movement was straight, sound and easy. Pleased to award her Best Bitch.

2nd Nyandor Never Say Never
Miss J H Broadbank
3yr old Large Bitch. Well off for Bone. Strong Headpiece with a broad short muzzle. Dark eye and large close fitting ears. I would like a bit more length of leg to balance the picture. Rich dark tan colouring and textbook double coat. Deep chest which flows to an equally deep loin. Nicely angulated and well muscled rear. Good movement. C

Open Bitch Whisperdown All Of Me At Jezeve
Mrs S Rivett & Mrs R Gibbard

5yr old Larger Bitch. Balanced Feminine head with defined stop and good ratios. Dark eye. High set ear that could be more close fitting. Deep chest and nice front assembly. Short coupled with very deep, short loin. Balanced rear angles. Textbook foot fall on the move which was free and easy.

Veteran Bitch Bevanray Shirley at Nyandor ShCEx
Miss J H Broadbank
7yr old large substantial Bitch. Head has a moderate wrinkle. Breadth of cheek. Good stop and a large well set ear. Balanced front and rear angulation. Depth to chest with prominent pro sternum. Good strong bone. Straight limbs and strong hocks. Good strong topline. Fit as a fiddle for her age and very much enjoying her time in the ring. Moved with purpose and plenty of drive. Awarded a very worthy BVIS.


 

Championship Show 2023
(Claire Cox)

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this show, it was an appointment that I enjoyed very much. I must thank my Stewards Georgina and Terri who kept everything running smoothly and efficiently allowing me to only focus on the dogs, Thankyou so much ladies. Although the weather this year was wet, cool and rather disappointing, the same cannot be said about the quality of my entry, and I was more than pleased with my winners and my line ups. The sportsmanship and atmosphere on the day was wonderful, and it made for a super day all round! Temperaments were, without exception superb, and presentation generally was excellent too. I had very few mouth faults, and overall I feel that tails are improving as are fronts and feet.

Minor Puppy Dog (2,0a): 1st Mullhall’s Vigo from Hause Hertog (Imp BEL) 8 months old, medium size, and the most beautiful rich tan. Very attractive broad, masculine but clean head, broad muzzle, correct dentition and excellent pigmentation. Dark brown eyes of correct shape, close fitting pendant ears which he will grow into as he matures. Medium angles fore and aft and forechest developing nicely as would be expected for his age. He has good bone and substance, strong compact feet with well arched toes and excellent width to his thigh. Movement a little erratic initially, but once settled he covered the ground well maintaining his shape, well carried tail.

2nd Allen & Steel’s Upend Edward: just under 7 months  old, excellent colour, smaller than winner with bone in proportion to his size.  Masculine head, correct dentition, medium pigment. Dark eye of good shape, medium correctly held ears. Very nice outline, balanced angulation, good top and underline. Moved sound and steady, well set and carried tail, a lovely happy boy who only lost out on maturity today.

 

Puppy Dog (4,1a): 1st Eggerton & Sutcliffe Bereyda The Real Defender: 9 month large male with excellent bone. He has a broad masculine head, dark eyes, correct mouth with dark pigment and medium size close fitting ears. Good length of neck, well muscled and clean over withers. Enough angulation front and rear, forechest developing nicely, super feet, compact with well arched toes. I would prefer him a little shorter through the loin, but he moves well and holds his shape and top line so earned his place and Best Puppy Dog.

2nd: Finch’s Panelma The Lone Ranger: Almost 12 months old, smaller and lighter boned than winner. Masculine head, correct dentition, medium pigmentation. He has dark eyes of correct shape and medium size correctly carried ears, he had beautiful expression too. Correct angles front and rear, makes a good shape when standing, moved well with correct well carried tail. He will be a late maturer, but has many excellent qualities, so I’m sure will be worth waiting for.

3rd: Sutcliffe’s Bereyda The Emperor

 

Junior Dog (3,0a) 1st: Cocks’ Jacary Blaze of Glory: 16 month medium size male, super colour, medium bone excellent strong compact feet. Very attractive masculine head, clean over skull, broad muzzle, neat medium size ears and dark eyes which give him a lovely expression. Correct dentition with dark pigmentation. Strong muscled neck, clean over withers, well developed forechest and excellent angulation throughout, he moved very well, one to watch in the future.

2nd: Docherty & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Juste Voiture Noire: 14 month old well grown male who presents an excellent outline. Masculine head, broad muzzle and clean, dry broad skull, dark expressive eyes and medium ears that lie close to skull. Correct dentition and mottled pigment. Strong neck, clean over withers, forechest developing nicely. Very good angulation front and rear, good width to thigh, correct tail carried well, moved well holding his shape.

3rd: Moss’ Chantavory’s One and Only

 

Yearling Dog (3,0a) 1st: Clark’s Dortmund Dizzy Rascal: Compact medium size boy with masculine head, broad muzzle, dark eye, medium size close fitting ears all together giving a lovely expression. Correct dentition and the darkest of pigmentation. Very dark markings. Excellent strong compact feet, good bone, balanced angles front and rear, well developed forechest. Moved very well retaining his shape and topline and carrying his tail well.

2nd: Ward & Hull’s Warrimead Floki: Medium/large size and a different type to the winner. Masculine head, dark eye, correct close fitting ears, correct dentition and good mouth pigment. Strong neck, clean through withers, well developed forechest, good angles front and rear. Feet ok. Excellent width to thigh, good tail, preferred movement of winner.

3rd: Wicker’s Bluegold Blue Flint

 

Novice Dog (1,0) 1st: Rivett’s Jezeve Castaway: Stood alone but gave a good account of himself, good size but at 16 months he is still maturing so looks a bit up on leg at the moment. Masculine head, clean skull broad muzzle, dark eye of good shape and neat ears carried correctly. Correct dentition and dark pigment. Good length of neck, clean over withers, straight front and good feet. Balanced angulation, moved well with good stride.

 

Post Graduate Dog (5,3a) 1st: Miller’s Ausries Moscow Mule: Medium size substantial male with clean dry masculine head, broad muzzle, dark eye of good shape, correct ear placement. Correct dentition and dark pigmentation. Well off for bone, straight front and strong compact feet. Good angulation front and rear, he also has lovely bend of stifle and great width of thigh. Movement sound and fluid with good reach and drive, and correct well carried tail.

2nd: Hardy’s Omnianostra Out of the Blue for Varykino: Compact male slightly different type to winner. Good male head, dark eye, close fitting ears, correct dentition, mottled pigmentation. Strong neck, well developed forechest, not as clean over withers as winner. Straight front good feet, moderate angulation, good tail. Moved soundly but couldn’t match extension of winner.

 

Limit Dog (3,1a) 1st: Docherty’s Fantasa Just out the Blu: Mature masculine male who presents a clean and substantial outline. Attractive head with slight wrinkle when alert (which is most of the time!) Dark expressive eye, smaller ears but used and held well. Correct dentition, mottled pigment. Strong neck, well developed forechest, markings slightly sooty on legs but doesn’t detract overall. Good top and underlines, very good tail. Good balanced angulation fore and aft, movement accurate and very sound with purpose and enthusiasm.

2nd: Moran’s Almaz Quantum Auri: Good size male, attractive head with gentle expression, dark correct shape eye, correct ears although reluctant to use them today. Correct dentition and dark pigment. Strong good length of neck, slight roll over withers, good angulation, carrying a good tail. Preferred movement of winner.

 

Open Dog (3,0) 1st Bateson & Hoole’s CH Upmont Al Capone:  Impressive male, medium/large size, super bone and substance with excellent feet, straight front, well developed forechest and rich markings. Strong masculine head, broad muzzle, dark eye, correct ear placement, correct dentition and dark pigmentation. Strong neck, clean over withers, good top and underlines, strong rear with good width to thigh, tail carried higher on the move but not tight, moved accurately and covered the ground well.

2nd Tuttle’s Laverko One Day More: Larger male all round compared to winner, but in proportion with good bone and substance. Masculine head free from wrinkle, dark eye, medium size ears but reluctant to use them today. Correct dentition mottled pigmentation. Straight front, good feet and good depth to brisket. Good angulation front and rear,  together with good width of thigh and strong hocks gave him plenty of drive on the move, good tail.

3rd Trueman, Brownridge & Cartwright’s Steigan Nevada Mit Jaegerot

 

Champion Dog (5,0a) 1st CH Gaston Earl Antonius (Imp SRB): Medium size boy who is all male but not overdone in any way, he was just what I was hoping to find today. Masculine head, good width to skull with very slight wrinkle, broad muzzle, dark eye, correct close fitting ears held well. Correct dentition and darkest of pigmentation. He has a strong, self assured even slightly arrogant expression that shouts male Rottweiler. Super front and compact feet with strong well arched toes. Strong neck, clean over withers and well developed forechest. Super angles front and rear, excellent bend of stifle and strong hocks, excellent movement with reach and drive holding topline and shape at all times, good tail. He’s just so well balanced. He momentarily lost concentration in the challenge with the bitch for best in show, but quickly refocused and didn’t put a foot wrong, CC and well deserved BIS.

2nd Bateson’s CH Upend Blade: Another excellent dog of super breed type, unlucky to meet winner on such good form today, that being said, he pushed hard for the top spot. Medium size powerful male with great bone and substance. Strong head without coarseness, lovely dark eye of correct shape, medium close fitting ears, correct dentition and dark pigment. Rich mahogany markings. Straight front, well developed forechest, good feet, balanced angulation front and rear, moderate bend of stifle. Tail carried up, but correct sabre shape. Well deserved RCC.

3rd James &Thompson’s CH Bamabel Ezekiel

 

Veteran Dog (1,0) 1st Goodban & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Just Ace it with Keljaygo: 8yr old male, Medium size with bone and substance in proportion. This boy has no exaggeration and although he stood alone, he well deserved his win. Attractive male head, clean skull of good width, his ears are fairly small but carried correctly adding more width to skull. He has dark eyes and in the breed standard it calls for a ‘calm gaze indicating good humour’ he certainly has that, he won me over totally with his cheeky attitude and I’m sure he was smiling!  Correct dentition, darkest of pigmentation, my notes comment on what a beautiful mouth he has especially at over 8. Good balanced angles, straight front, compact feet and decent forechest. Thoroughly enjoying his day, he pulled out all the stops when challenging for best veteran, and won it over the bitch as she was unable to match his extension on the move. BVD and BVIS.

 

Minor Puppy Bitch (1,0) 1st Gibson’s Tikaram Kadi Diester: 8 month old who was attending her first Ch Show, she had so much to contend with, as the rain and the wind had set in but she did very well indeed. She was handled extremely sympathetically and although a little raw at the moment, her time will come. Pretty head, dark eyes of good shape, she has a lovely expression and although her ears look a bit on the large side at the moment, I’m sure she will grow into them. Correct dentition, medium pigmentation, good length of neck, balanced angulation, feet ok, good tail, moved steadily holding her shape.

 

Puppy Bitch (5,1a) 1st Monk’s Olearia Queen of Hearts: 10 month bitch who is beginning to mature nicely. Attractive feminine head without exaggeration, she has medium brown eyes and a calm steady expression. Medium size close fitting pendant ears used to advantage. Correct dentition, medium pigmentation. Nice length of neck, clean over withers, straight front, good colour and good feet. Correct angulation to front, a bit extra to the rear, she has a good top line which was held on the move and good tail carried well. She moved well and I’m sure will continue to improve with maturity. BPB & BPIS.

2nd Rowarth’s Darkarmar Winx: 9months of age and a different type to winner, but still excellent quality. Medium size compact bitch with well developed forechest. She has a super head and beautiful dark eye, small ears used to advantage, very alert expression. Correct dentition and lovely dark pigmentation. Excellent length of neck, clean over withers, super front, forechest and angles front and rear. She was so keen on the move that she was a little erratic at times and as a result she lost her shape, definitely a star of the future.

3rd Morgan’s Almaz Don’t Stop Believing 

 

Junior Bitch (4,1a) 1st Docherty & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Daddy’s Girl: another beautiful bitch of quality, medium size, good rich colour. Feminine head with lovely dark expressive eyes, medium ears held correctly , clean broad skull, correct dentition and good pigmentation. She has good length of neck, clean over withers, straight front and compact feet. Well developed forechest and well muscled throughout given that she is only 14 months old. Correct angulation, good bend of stifle and strong hocks, moved very well covering the ground, holding her shape and carrying tail well.

2nd Allen’s Jodipas Valen Time (AI) JW: 17 month old and larger bitch than winner, nice feminine head, dark eye, ear set ok, correct dentition and dark mouth. Very nice colour, straight front, good strong compact feet, good angles throughout, top and underline good, excellent bend of stifle and width to thigh, moved well with good tail. 

3rd Clark’s Botlierskop Capella

 

Yearling Bitch (6,0) 1st Bateson & Hoole’s Upmond Gypsy Roma: Medium/ large bitch without coarseness or exaggeration, feminine head, dark almond shape eye, medium ears held and used well, correct dentition with dark pigmentation. Straight front, good feet, nice length of neck, clean over withers. Correct angulation front and rear, good top and underlines, well carried tail, moved very well holding her shape.

2nd Ward’s Warrimead Largertha: Pretty medium size bitch who presents a very nice shape. Nice head , dark eye, medium ear, correct dentition with mottled pigment. Straight front and compact feet. Shorter coupled than 1, good reach of neck, well developed forechest. Good angulation front and rear with strong backend and well carried tail. Moved well.

3rd Plimmer’s Victorem My Funny Valentine.

 

Novice Bitch (5,2) 1st Watts & Gibbard’s Jezeve Pickpocket: Large size bitch, lovely feminine head with broad, clean skull, lovely dark almond shape eye and close fitting ears. She’s a good rich colour and has good shoulders, a straight front, good feet and enough forechest. She moves well carrying a good tail, would prefer more width of thigh and a bit more rear angulation to complete the picture.

2nd Sutcliffe’s Bereyda Esna: Smaller, more compact bitch with attractive feminine head, dark eyes, correct dentition and pigmentation, straight front and compact feet. Balanced angulation, good top and underlines, moved well with correct tail, sadly she lost her topline on the move.

3rd Coleman’s Jezeve Born to be Wild

 

Post Graduate Bitch (3,0) 1st Sutcliffe’s Bereyda Speechless: Medium size compact bitch of good breed type and substance. Broad clean skull, very pretty head with dark expressive eyes and small but well placed ears. Correct dentition and excellent pigmentation. Good length of neck, clean over withers, good forechest, straight front and good feet. Very good shoulders, deep brisket, strong topline, good angles throughout and strong rear, she moved very well with good tail. 

2nd Coleman’s Jezeve Born to be Wild: Taller, more rangy bitch than winner, but has a feminine head, dark eye, medium size close fitting ears, correct dentition and good pigment. Straight front and strong compact feet. Balanced angulation but I would prefer more, she moved very soundly but without the reach and drive of the winner. Tail carried higher and tighter than 1.

3rd Craig’s Jezeve Black Dahlia

 

Limit Bitch (4,1) 1st Richards’ Hanbar Enigma At Ruiz: Medium size bitch of excellent breed type who has boundless energy and doesn’t make it easy for her handler! I must say I loved her attitude. Lovely feminine head of correct proportions, good width to skull complimented by medium ears when she brought them forward. Beautiful dark expressive eyes, correct dentition and dark pigmentation. Strong muscled neck flowing into clean withers, straight front, well developed forechest, compact strong feet. She has excellent balanced angulation all through, lovely bend of stifle and strong hocks, she has wonderful muscle tone and is superbly fit, no surprise really that she really came into her own on the move, I could have watched her all day, thoroughly deserved this class and couldn’t be denied the CC & BOSIS, her 3rd and crowning CC I was told, a very worthy champion

2nd Monk &Jones’ Westfalen Love by Design: Another beautiful bitch with so much to offer in quality and breed type. Very pretty feminine head and the darkest of eyes and medium close fitting ears give this girl a beautiful expression. Correct dentition and dark pigmentation. She presents a very nice outline with good length of neck, clean over withers, good forechest, straight front and good top and underlines. Very nice angulation front and rear, good width of thigh, moved very well with good tail. Unfortunate to meet winner today, but most definitely deserved Res CC. 

3rd Clark’s Botlierskop Titan Theia

 

Open Bitch (5,0) 1st Tuttle’s Laverko Defying Gravity: Medium/large size bitch with attractive head and clean broad skull,  dark almond shape eyes and medium close fitting ears which added width to head when used, correct dentition mottled pigmentation. She has plenty of angulation fore and aft, excellent forechest, straight front, good feet. She has more length of loin than ideal and has a tendency to lean forward towards handler which accentuates this, however, on the move she makes a better shape and holds her topline. Very good movement covering the ground well, Good tail.

2nd Haigh’s Jaqary Rhyme N Reason: Much smaller and more compact bitch than the winner, feminine head of correct proportions, dark eye, medium ear carried close to cheeks, correct dentition and dark mouth. Good length of neck, clean over withers, straight front and compact feet. Balanced angulation, good tail, moved well but without the fluidity of winner.

3rd Harwood’s Wolfbass Mama Cita at Kimian

 

Champion Bitch (2,0) 1st Jones’ CH Olearia Western Girl from Westfalen: medium size bitch with lovely outline, correct in so many departments. Beautiful feminine head with strength but not overdone in any area, really lovely calm expression. Dark brown eyes, correct ears, lovely colour, correct dentition and dark mouth. Excellent front, strong compact feet, correct length of neck, clean withers, good top and underlines. Very good strong backend with good width to thigh, moved very well with good tail. In the challenge I just preferred the shorter loin of the RCC winner, who I hear is this girl’s daughter.

2nd Rowarth & Pinky’s CH Darkarmar Selene: Another lovely bitch who pushed very hard in this class. Medium size, good bone and substance, makes a very nice compact outline. Feminine head, darkest of eyes and small ears, markings are a beautiful rich mahogany colour. Strong neck, clean over withers, straight front, feet ok. Good angulation front and rear, very well muscled, moved well retaining shape. Just preferred expression of winner. 

 

Veteran Bitch (3,0) 1st Horton’s CH Juffther Happy Bunny JW: Small/medium size bitch who carries her 8 years very well. Very attractive feminine head, dark almond shape eye, small ears carried close to cheeks, correct dentition, still has nice clean teeth and dark mottled pigment. Excellent reach of neck, pronounced forechest, straight front and compact feet. Very good angulation and width to thigh, moved very well carrying a good tail. Pushed hard for best veteran. 

2nd Moss’s Blushing Bacardy at Chantavory: 9 years old she’s a larger bitch than winner with proportionate bone and substance. Strong but feminine head, dark eye, medium ears carried well, correct dentition, just beginning to lose some pigment but teeth still clean. Strong neck,  clean over withers, good straight front, feet not as tight as 1. Well developed forechest, good top and underlines, balanced angulation, strong well muscled rear. Moved very well. This girl was really enjoying her day, and even at the age of 9 was desperate to get her toy, just lovely!

 

Claire Cox. 



Open Show 2023 (Alex Brawn)

British Rottweiler Association Open Show 22nd April 2023

MPD (2,0)

1st Steel’s Darkarmar Tobias

Very pleasing head, developing as one should at this age with broad clean skull, close fitting ear and correct dark eye. Very smart outline, slightly arched neck over clean shoulder, compact body shape with nicely developing fore chest, correct balanced angles fore and aft with good width of thigh. Good Bone & colour, Moved out with good reach & drive holding his shape well for his age.

2nd Mclean & Lanzara’s Almaz Don’t stop believing

Clean broad skull and well developed cheeks for age, close fitting ear and correct dark almond eye, good body proportions, fore chest developing nicely, strong feet with well arched toes & good colouring. Moved true, just needs to come together a little which is expected at this age.

 

PD (1,0)

1st Docherty & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Juste Voiture Noire

Masculine head, broad skull and broad muzzle, well developed for age with slight wrinkle when alert, dark eye and close fitting ears. This boy has a large frame but holds himself so well for his age. Makes an eye catching outline with his clean, strong, slightly arched neck, strong body, broad deep ribs and good top and underline, balanced angles fore & aft. Well developed fore chest and good width of thigh. Handler allowed his head to drop on the move allowing harmonious powerful movement for such a youngster, holding his shape well. Pleased to award him BPD & BPIS

 

JD (2,0)

Cock’s Jaqary Blaze of Glory

Masculine head with broad skull and muzzle, well developed cheeks closely fitting ears and pleasing expression, well off for bone and substance for his size. He has a lovely balanced shape with excellent shoulder and rear angulation, well developed fore chest, good width of thigh and strong feet with well arched toes, although front could tighten slightly. Good colour, moved with good reach and drive.

2nd Rivett’s Jezeve Castaway

Attractive masculine head with clean broad skull, well developed cheeks, dark almond eye and pleasing expression. Clean outline & shape, Strong, well muscled and slightly arched neck, good shoulder and excellent fore chest, would prefer a little more rear angulation to balance. Lovely temperament, moved well

 

YD (2,1)

1st Byrne’s Maraj Moon

Lovely masculine head, clean broad skull and broad muzzle, well developed cheeks close fitting ears and dark almond eye, pleasing expression. Good Bone and substance, broad deep ribs, good shoulder and well developed fore chest. Moved well

 

GD (0)

LD (2,0)

1st Docherty & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Just Out The Blu

Masculine head, without being overdone, broad skull with close fitting ears, dark almond eye and a classic expression. This dog scored for me in shape and type, his clean lines and balance. There is nothing exaggerated on this dog. Clean well arched neck, into good strong straight top line which is so lacking in the breed, straight underline. Correct shoulder with good return of upper arm, well developed fore chest, and correct rear assembly to balance. He held his shape on the move covering the ground with good reach and drive. Pleased to award him BD & BIS

2nd Vanson’s Pasko Du Temple D’adranos Von Tiesto

Strong head but just on the right side of not being overdone, broad skull with close fitting ears,  well developed cheeks, broad muzzle and dark eye. Well off for bone and substance, strong, muscled slightly arched neck, broad well sprung ribs, short loin and good underline. Correct shoulder with good return of upper arm, well developed fore chest and correctly angulated rear with good width of thigh to balance.  I have admired this dog previously he just wasn’t quite on form and not holding his shape as well as 1st today

 

OD (2,1)

1st Powell’s Varenka Silver Arrow For Riversrock JW

Clean dry head of good proportions, broad skull, well developed cheek & close fitting ears. Slightly arched neck into good topline, short strong loin & correct underline, balanced angulation fore and aft. Strong straight front & short strong hocks. Good length to height ratio which when he pulls himself up makes an eye catching clean & balanced shape, which he maintains well on the move. Pleased to award him RBD & RBIS

VD (3,1)

1st Docherty & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Just For The Record

Masculine head with the dark eye & kind expression, broad skull and close fitting ears. Pleasing outline with good top and underline for age, good shoulder and well developed fore chest. Correct rear angulation with good with of thigh. Covered the ground well with reach and drive, holding his shape well. Pleased to award him BVD and BVIS

2nd Aspinall’s CH. Fantasa Over kill

This dog had the darkest almond eyes, giving a beautiful kind expression, Lovely masculine head. Clean outline, and body of good proportions in excellent condition and another with excellent top and underline. Strong feet with well arched toes, Moved out well holding his shape. Just preferred the angles on 1st

 

MPB (2,0)

1st Moran’s Almaz It Had To Be You Two

Nicely developing head for age, medium/dark almond eye, good cheeks with close fitting ears and pretty expression. Short back, correct angulation fore and aft, well developed fore chest. Straight front, with strong feet and well arched toes, Rich colouring. Really moved out well with good reach and drive. Pleased to award her BPB

2nd Moran’s Almaz Don’t Stop Believing

Litter sister to 1st and similar in type just not as together at this time, Head developing nicely for age, good cheeks, medium almond eye and nice expression. Short in the back, Straight front with strong feet and arched toes, excellent colouring

 

PB (1,0)

Trowbridge’s Fantasa Delorean

Broad skull with well developed cheek and close fitting ear, medium almond eye. Strong, slightly arched neck. Excellent shoulder, with good width and well developed fore chest. Strong straight front. Correct rear angulation with good width of thigh, Moved well with good reach and drive

 

JB (3,1)

1st Clark’s Botlierskop Capella

Feminine head, correct ratios, with broad skull, cheeks developing. Would prefer darker eye. This bitch really scores in shape, she has a beautiful clean and balanced outline however she is raw and needs time to body up. Lovely arched neck into strong straight topline, good underline, excellent balanced angles fore and aft. She moves with power, reach and drive holding her shape well. Pushed hard in the line up, just needs time to mature a little more

2nd Watts & Gibbard’s Jezeve Pickpocket

Lovely head, strong but feminine, broad skull, well developed cheek, dark eye, broad muzzle and close fitting ears. Well sprung ribs, Good shoulder and well developed fore chest. Would prefer a little more rear angulation to balance. Good Bone and substance.

 

YB (4,1)

1st Craig’s Jezeve Black Dahlia

Feminine head with broad skull, lovely dark eye, developing cheeks. Clean and balanced body, with good height to length ratio, balanced angles fore and aft, developing fore chest, broad thigh. Moved soundly holding shape on the move.

2nd Varenka Silver Spirit For Riversrock

This bitch has lots to offer, sadly she wasn’t giving it her all today. She has a beautiful well proportioned head, dark almond eye and well developed cheek, lovely, strong arched neck into excellent topline, good underline and excellent angulation fore and aft, well developed fore chest, making a beautiful outline, would just like a little more leg length to complete the picture.

3rd Coleman’s Jezeve Born To Be Wild

 

GB (1,0)

1st Lefebvre-King & Josalyn’s Buttonlove Santa Baby

Strong but feminine head, broad skull, well developed cheek, broad muzzle, dark almond eye, close fitting ears and beautiful expression. This bitch was carrying a little extra weight but I could not deny the quality beneath this, She is a soundly made bitch, strong neck, good top & underline, Excellent, balanced angulation fore & aft, well developed fore chest, strong feet with well arched toes, good width of thigh & short strong hocks. Lovely colour, and moved soundly with good reach & drive. Pleased to award her BB & BOS

 

LB (2,1)

1st Docherty & Dunhill-Hall’s Fantasa Just Wont Back Down

Feminine head with dark eye and well developed cheek, clean outline with strong arched neck, Good shoulder and well developed fore chest. Straight front & good colouring, moved with reach and drive holding her shape well

 

OB (2,1)

Rivett & Gibbard’s  Whisperdown All Of Me At Jezeve

Feminine head of good proportions, broad skull, dark eye and pleasing expression. Feminine clean and balanced outline, arched neck, short strong topline, good front with strong feet and arched toes, correct rear angulation and in good condition, balanced and true movement, pleased to award her RBB

VB (1,0)

1st Courtney-Baughan’s Kylamie Luvsecho Of Whisperdown

Feminine head with good skull proportions & medium dark eye. Lovely colour, Good, balanced angulation fore & aft. Strong straight front with strong feet and well arched toes, good spring and depth of rib, with good top and underline for age. Pleased to award her BVB. 
 

Judge Alix Brawn (Javladare)

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