49th Championship Show
Judge: Mr Martin Grimwood (UK) Stormstaff
12th March, 2016
I would like to thank the committee and members for the opportunity of judging the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Victoria`s 50th anniversary Championship Show. I had a most wonderful day judging and was very pleased with an entry of 220, so a big thank you to the committee for their hard work promoting the show. Thanks also to my two ring stewards Mr Wayne Sharpe and Mr Arthur Wilson for a great job, carried out smoothly and efficiently. As always, I reserve special thanks for those that brought their dogs on the Saturday and gave me a go. Thank you all very much, it was a pleasure.
Last time I was out in Australia, inverted and very tight canines were a plague, I`m glad to say that this time out it was not to be a concern. My main concern was fitness. An appearance of being muscular active and agile is required in the opening line of the standard, so it makesno sense to stumble at the first fence. A good few dipped behind the withers and a lot of these also had a cyclical rear movement or twisted their hocks when going away.
Most of the various puppy classes were especially pleasing. I was impressed with the standard of those individuals called back in for the best General Specials, and so many of these had been given a right good challenge in getting there in the first place, from the classes that they won.
My best dog and bitch are excellent examples of the breed in type, conformation and movement. In the dog challenge, after consideration and with all due respect to the others, I only needed to see the open dog, Ch Stanbury Strike the Stars move again and ensure he was still sound, to decide that he was going to be my challenge dog. Second in open was brought back in and that gave me three Likalot dogs in the line up and another one who had won baby puppy,
a nice day for the dogs in this kennel. Two of these were very close up on the RCC dog, Grayleigh Just Wing N It who got the nod with his final movement, and by a whisker, his expression, being the deciding factors.
In the bitch challenge I had three from the Blackshot Kennel in the line up including Ch Blackshot Power failure. She came into the paddock as clear favourite and duly took prime spot, winning out due to her head properties and backed up by her overall balance, construction and movement.
Ch Stanberry Raspberry Beret then took her place but I had liked a lot of what I had seen in Ch Urbanwater Cherry Bomb, so she got the nod for reserve.
Baby Puppy Dog
A very difficult class to judge. One standard for all so maturity plays such a big role.
1st – D & B Livingstone`s Likalot Man in the Mirror
A baby with very good expression helped by his dark eyes and neat ears.
He has good muzzle proportions to his head. Reasonably tight in the lip and wide open nostrils. Straight in the forequarters, when gently lifted and lowered, he remained straight, his neck flowed smoothly into withers with a level topline, stood a shade stretched, moved well, a very promising baby puppy.
2nd – Rasche & Hartnett`s Truespring Hot on your Tail
Brindle and white and another nice baby puppy dog with nothing overdone at this stage whatsoever. Much the same can be said of this boy as the first, correct length to his muzzle, clean in the lip, strong underjaw. Open nostrils, dark eyes and reasonably neat ears, Another who came down straight and correct when lifted slightly and lowered, he ribs back with a level topline and moved reasonably well.
3rd – Edwards and Roebig`s Sookalot Curiouserncuriouser
Brindle fellow, stronger in substance than the two previous, good strong correct bite already at this stage with his bottom incisors in a straight line. Good length of muzzle and correct amount of stop with a good underjaw and tight in the lip, neat ears and again, good wide open nostrils. Neck flowed well into withers, he showed good body proportions and he moved reasonably well.
4th – Vanstaff Pirate I Am : C & A Van Kleeff
5th – Oursonora Little Red Rascal: K Watts
Baby Puppy Bitch
1st – Marsh`s Neworder Tiptoe Thru the Tulips
Once again in this class, like the males, maturity played its part, but quite apart from that, this was a lovely brindle pied baby. She has a traditional head and a good front, really liked her a lot. Dark eyes and neat ears give her a great expression, good bite, straight in the forequarters and well off for bone, her brisket drops to elbow and her ribs carry back, starting to develop shape and definition on the rear quarters showing a level topline that she retained on the move. She`d look even better in my back garden.
2nd – Peggie`s Truespring Charliez Angel
Black brindle with a nice overall outline and good expression, she has well placed neat ears, dark eyes, decent muzzle, and is clean in the lip. Her good head properties balance to her body and she is straight in the forequarters. Once again she is well ribbed back and well off for bone with good rear angulation, she moved well.
3rd – D & B Livingstone`s Likalot In The Groove
Black brindle, immature when compared to the two in front of her, head in proportion to her body with a decent bite for this class, She has good typical expression reasonably neat ears, good length and depth of muzzle, appears to be ribbed back, still soft, but rear angulation looks good.
4th – L & C Dooracker’s Taino Dancing Thunder
5th – G Cambridge Westrova Stoic Belle Amore
Minor Puppy Dog
Very good class, full of promise, really liked the first three.
1st – Truhaven Kennels, Truhaven Kick up a Storm
Very attractive black brindle lad with a typical expression. Good angulation between top skull and muzzle giving correct amount of stop. His muzzle has good length with a strong under jaw and is clean in the lip. Wide open nostrils, dark eyes, neat ears well placed, excellent head properties including a good depth of skull. Well up on his pasterns with good length of upper arm, appearing to have a good spring of rib at this stage carried back. Lifted and lowered, he stayed straight, good rear angulation gets his feet into a position to provide good columns of support. He has a level topline stood and moving.
Puppy condition and moved well.
2nd – Szirer`s Borstaff William Whitehead
Pushing 1 very strongly for first was a pied pup, possibly a shade stronger than 1 but he is not overdone in any way. Another very nice boy with a skull that is deep through with a corresponding depth of muzzle which also shows good width and purposeful length. This gives him a correct amount of stop.
He is tight in the lip, with dark eyes and well placed ears. Straight and strong forequarters and well off for bone throughout. Neck flowed well into shoulders, decent spring of rib at this age carried back and reasonably light in the loin. Good angulation, another that gets his feet into a position to provide good columns of support and he moved well.
3rd – Darragh & Faamita`s Usherin
I`m Taking Over Smaller pup at this stage than 1 & 2 Very well made and promising, he has a typical head with round dark eyes, reasonably neat ears and wide open nostrils. His neck flows well into his shoulders. Very much the minor puppy that he is, stands on four good quarters and I thought that this lad moved very very well.
4th – Sevilara Knl’s Sevilara Chubby Checker :
5th – Edwards & Roebig Sookalott Armed N Red E (AI)
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st – Walsh & Szirer`s Borstaff Dear Dorothy Dix
Another excellent pied puppy, up on the leg, I appreciated greatly her traditional expression, she has a good head with excellent angulation to the top of muzzle and skull joined by correct definition in the stop. An appearance of good cheek bumps, her muzzle has width and depth with wide open nostrils, she is straight and strong in the forequarters and well up on her pasterns showing plenty of bone without any sign of coarseness, good spring of rib, her neck flowed well into her shoulders and on into her level topline. She moved very well. Wish she was mine.
Best Minor Puppy in Show
2nd – Heard`s Toploader Rowdy Rousey
Black brindle girl who is very promising with a pleasing expression helped by her well placed dark eyes and reasonably neat ears, wide open nostrils.
She has a good stop and bite with a good depth of skull. Straight and strong in the forequarters with her brisket to elbow, good bone, ribbed well back, decent angulations and moved well, for all that I really liked 1,
this was another very nice minor bitch puppy.
3rd – Lambert`s Wooloostaff Got it Flaunt it
Black brindle bitch who was close up on 2. More of her than the first two, stronger in head, again with big wide open nostrils, an impressive most noticeable quality in many here today, excellent expression with a width and depth to her skull with muzzle proportions that match. Her neck flows
well into shoulders and she is well off for bone, her brisket drops to her elbow. Good fore and rear angulations moved her well.
Three very promising minor puppies
4th – E & L Birkeland’s Tiagra Black Rose
5th – Darragh & Faamita’s Usherin No End In Sight
I thought that minor puppy dog was a stronger class for depth of quality. There was a dog in this class who was very much in contention for the first two placings but threw a rear quarter when asked to move again, after moving well first off, hope this is only temporary.
1st – D & B Livingstone`s Likalot Iron Will
Very likable typical black brindle, he has a dark eye and neat well placed ears that both help to provide his good expression. Good head with depth and a complimentary muzzle, good skull angles to head with the correct amount of stop and again big wide open nostrils. Balanced, he has straight and well boned fore quarters showing good angulation at the pastern, neck flows well into withers. Strong level topline and well ribbed back with good spring, reasonably light in the loin for his age, with correct rear angulation to get his feet where they should be. He moved well. Best Puppy in Show
2nd – Morton`s Savion Stand and Deliver
A brindle boy who is rangier and stronger in outline than one, but maintaining balance. Strong head and corresponding muzzle that contains a good scissor bite, he has dark eyes and reasonably neat ears, well placed. Decent spring of rib for his age and well ribbed back, strong level topline, good angulation and columns of support, he moved reasonably well.
3rd – Keelans Keelford Cracker Jack
Very nice dark brindle dog, strong but un exaggerated in head and muzzle. Skull has depth with a typical expression helped by his dark eyes and neat well placed ears. Ample strength to his under jaw with a good bite. Straight and strong in the forequarters, good spring of rib and well ribbed back, reasonably light in the loin, showing acceptable levels of fitness. At the moment he shows a shade over angulated for me in the rear.
4th – C & A Van Klee’s Vanstaff Gin N Tonic
5th – M Gilibert’s Swanky Let It Rip
PUPPY IN SHOW
LIKALOT IRON WILL
1st – Haley`s Lachon Ssssssmokin
Strong impressive black brindle with an excellent expression enhanced by her dark eyes and neat well placed ears. Good length of muzzle housing good bite, clean in the lip with the correct amount of stop. Skull is deep through. She is straight and strong on forequarters that are well off for bone, up on her pasterns with good length of leg. Her neck flowed well into shoulders and on into level topline with a good spring of rib carried back, good rear angulations get her feet where they should be and she moved well.
2nd – Mc Manus & Ryan`s Rizenstar The Crossroads Demon
Brindle girl appearing less mature at this stage and leaning a little more to the terrier than 1, decent expression with reasonably dark eye and well placed neat ears. She has a correct length of muzzle with a good bite. Again, like 1, she is up on her pasterns showing good fore angulation, she has a spring of rib and is well ribbed back, still carrying a little puppy fat as she is entitled to do at this stage.
3rd – Ross`s Swanky Let Her Rip
Very attractive and typical black brindle, slightly less clean around the muzzle than 1 & 2, dark eye neat ears provide good typical expression with correct head proportions. Good strength to her muzzle that matches her skull, neck flows well into shoulders, correct width to her front with good angulations on all quarters, well ribbed back and moved well.
4th – G & A Lindsey’s Borstaff Cora Gooseberry
5th – D & B Livingstone’s Likalot Storm Maker
1st – Sutherland`s Jetstell Braws Grip
Black brindle of very nice type. He has excellent head qualities, good depth of rear skull with corresponding strong muzzle, showing width and depth topped off with wide open nostrils. Dark round eyes and neat ears. Stands straight and strong on his well boned forequarters with a neck that flows
smoothly through his withers into his topline. Good length in his upper arm with a spring of rib carried well back. Good rear angulation and moved reasonably well but not quite as smoothly as the dog in second. Acceptable levels of fitness but I would prefer to see a higher degree starting to appear on a dog in junior. Best Junior in Show
2nd – Lee`s Zaharastaff Desert Storm
Brindle boy, strong headed dog, possibly a little stronger than my natural preference, extremely impressive head with good muzzle of purposeful length showing width and and depth housing a good bite and matching up to his skull proportions, good stop, not overdone. Stands straight on well boned forequarters, well ribbed back showing a lightness in loin with a tight coat. Good rear angulation and moved well, pushed very close and lost to first only by personal preference of type.
3rd – Findlater`s Artisinal Most Wanted
Black brindle boy whose of a more substantial type than both 1&2. Head has strength with width and is deep through, muzzle is appropriate to skull.
A more distinct stop than is my preference and his eyes could be a shade darker, strong in muzzle and under jaw, would prefer him cleaner around the muzzle with more wide open nostrils. Straight and strong in the forequarters neck flows well into shoulder well up on his pasterns and well ribbed back, good angulation, to his well muscled rear quarters and he moved reasonably well.
4th – P Bonanno’s Bronyayr The Raidon
5th – T McManus Tramac Smoking Gun (AI)
1st – Brooks` Mosstrooper the Monarch
Black brindle girl with an excellent expression, dark eyes and very neat ears. She has a strong muzzle and good stop with deep skull. Straight and well boned in her forequarters. Nice crest of neck and her fitness is starting to pay off to give a nice line along her spine over her rib cage. Brisket to elbow with a decent spring of rib well ribbed back, hindquarter musculature starting to impress, good second thigh development and moved very well.
2nd – Koendidda Kennels Jagarra Kokpelli
A black brindle with excellent expression very close up on one but not showing the same musculature and fitness at this point in time. Dark eyes and neat in the ear although possibly pipped in this facet by 1. She has a good length of muzzle and is straight and strong in the forequarters with brisket to elbow, good spring of rib carried back, good rear angulation and she moved well.
3rd – Edwards` Ch Sookalot Eternal Flame
Very attractive white whose head balances to her body. Good muzzle proportions, width length and depth that houses a good bite, Her dark eye reasonably neat ears give good expression, she is straight and strong in the forequarters, well up on her pasterns and carries good bone. She has a good spring of rib, good rear angulation and acceptable levels of fitness shown by good body definitions…
Three nice bitches from an enjoyable class to judge.
4th – T McManus’s Tramac Feel Free To Stare (AI)
5th – Wyowna Knls Wyowna Do You See What I See
1st – D & B Livingstone`s Likalot Childs Play
Very typical black brindle dog whose head balances well to body with a very pleasing expression. Skull and muzzle have depth and width, are in proportion and joined by a non exaggerated stop. Dark eyes and neat well paced ears, decent bite. Well off for bone throughout, straight and strong in the forequarters showing that correct rectangle to the front with good angulation at pasterns. His neck flows smoothly into his shoulders. His brisket drops to elbow with a decent spring of rib carried well back. Light in the loin but I would prefer a greater degree of fitness and this would give better body definition between rib and pelvis when viewed from above. Shown a shade over angulated in my opinion but good rear angulation shown when lifted and lowered. He moved well.
2nd – Henderson`s Powerpaws Made to Order
All over purposeful red dog with an impressive head and muzzle, great cheek muscles, his skull has width and good depth at the rear, neat ears and dark eyes, reasonably tight in the lip and strong in the under jaw, just a whisker more stop than would be my ideal. He stands straight on really strong straight forequarters, well off for bone without being overdone in this facet, good spring of rib that carries well back and he is light in the loin, neck flows extremely well into shoulders and on into his topline. Pushed first very hard but I preferred the more vertical hocks when moving on the winner, this dog still moved in an acceptable manner.
3rd – Flentjar`s Warbydog Jukuta Jak
Red dog with a darker mask typical and well up to size, he again has a good head reasonably neat ears and a dark eye, strong under jaw and is tight in the lip, straight and strong in the forequarters and up on his pasterns but tended to spread legs slightly when he was lifted and lowered. Brisket to elbow level topline good spring of rib carried back, light in the loin with good rear angulations very nice dog that moved reasonably well.
4th – Kavanagh & Snerling’s Ch Strongstorm Swayze
5th – Edwards & Morton’s Ch Sookalott Insider Trading
Slightly disappointing in depth after what had gone previously. Big class but movement on the whole left a bit to be desired with some showing backend cycling and twisting hocks. Fitness in general was poor, so many of these could not be spanned easily at the loin
1st – Van Kleef`s Ch Vanstaff Penny Black
Strong black brindle bitch with a typical expression enhanced by her dark eyes, neat well placed ears and clean foreface. She has a strong head, that is not overdone. Good width and depth to skull and muzzle, that are proportionate to one another. Well muscled crested neck, straight and strong in the forequarters and well off for bone with good levels of fitness. She has a good spring of rib, is well angulated all round and she moved well. Best intermediate in Show
2nd – Mc Bride & Yates Brohez Protector of the Realm
Black brindle of lighter proportions throughout than 1, good expression helped by being reasonably dark in the eye with well placed neat ears. She is tight in the lip with big open nostrils and a good width and depth to her muzzle that are in proportion to the width and depth of her skull. Preferred the stop on the first, this girl has a shade more definition here than is my ideal. Well up on her pasterns with good fore angulations, neck flows well into shoulders, she shows a good spring of rib and tucks well up, light in the loin. Good angulation in the rear get her feet where they should be and she moved well.
3rd – Frater`s Triffstaff Charmed for Life
Very attractive pied with good head proportions, showing a good strength to her muzzle, width with depth and decent length. Dark eyes and neat ears, her head has the complimentary width and depth of her muzzle, unlucky I thought to meet 1&2, again straight and strong in her forequarters and well off for bone, brisket to elbow with good rear angulation. She ribs back well with reasonable levels of fitness but would prefer this to be enhanced to her vantage, she moved reasonably well.
4th – S Lambert’s Ch Wooloostaff The Devil Sent Me
5th – F Strover’s Ch Westrova Stoic Flirt Ina Skirt
1st – Sorenson`s Keelford Zeppelins Demise
Topsize red dog with white blaze appearing purposeful throughout whose head balances well with body. His skull is deep through and wide, good length and width to a strong purposeful muzzle that houses a good bite, he is neat and clean in the lip with big wide open nostrils. Correct amount and angulation of stop. He was alert and showed typical expression although eyes could be a tad darker. He is well up on the leg, well muscled rear quarters and straight and strong in the forequarters and well off for bone, light in the loin, muscular and athletic in appearance with a good spring of rib carried back, tight coat, good columns of support, moved reasonably well. Best Graduate in Show
2nd – Edwards` Sookalot Hearts on Fire
Red pied boy, well up to size and again a very nice dog. As with 1, his skull has width and depth with the same strong width and depth of muzzle, could be a shade cleaner in lip. He has dark eyes and reasonably neat ears. Straight strong and well boned in the forequarters with good angulation to pastern, level topline retained on the move. He has very good rear angulation and gets his feet under him to provide strong columns of support. He has acceptable levels fitness that could be improved upon to the dogs advantage. Moved reasonably well
1st – Griffiths` Blackshot Shamel Wind
Brindle bitch who I thought won this class with a bit to spare, she was also the fittest. Good head with purposeful length width and depth of muzzle, attractive expression but her eyes could be darker, neat tidy ears well placed. She has good strength in her forequarters, is well off for bone and upon her pasterns. Good spring of rib, crested neck, good spring of rib carried back. She has very reasonable body definition, however, more uld improve. Correct angulations and she moved very well, best mover in this class.
2nd – Edwards` Sookalott Burning Desire
A very attractive pied who scores well from the front. Straight and strong in the forequarters, showing a shade more bone than 1. She has a very reasonably neat ear and dark round eyes. Skull like muzzle has width and depth. Good spring of rib carried back but her degree of fitness does her no favours whatsoever, so she loses out on definition when viewed from the top and the side. Good rear angulation gets her feet where they should be and she moved reasonably well.
3rd – Vine`s Triffstaff Flipside O Hartbreak
This bitch has a skull that whilst I am sure others find very appealing, for me carries too much definition as the stop is virtually vertical. Very strong in the fore face but I would prefer more length to muzzle. Great depth to the hind skull. Stands straight and strong in the forequarters exhibiting plenty of bone, ribbed well back with a spring of rib that drops to brisket, again fitness could be better, good rear angulations get her feet positioned well to provide strong columns of support, very strong bitch that moved reasonably well
4th – B O’Shea Kimbastaff Finally Here
5th – K Watts Bertanblue Lilly
Two nice reds in the first two with little to choose between them. The lad in front had a tighter coat, was lighter in the loin and I thought today slightly better all round movement.
1st – Crumpton`s Starshiraz Fire Cracker
Strong red lad with a white blaze and a darker mask carrying a very attractive typical head, correct stop, his good expression is enhanced by a dark eye and reasonably tidy ears. He has a good length of muzzle that also has depth with a strong under jaw. He was well up on pasterns on straight and strong forequarters showing good bone. Neck flows well into withers and topline with decent tail set. Well sprung ribs carried back, reasonably light in the loin, he has good musculature development on his hindquarters showing a good development of gaskin, fittest of the first three and moved very well, the best in the class.
2nd – Edwards & Morse`s Sookalot All Fired Up
Standard sized Red with typical expression, eyes not quite so dark as 1 but very acceptable to his colour. Gives an appearance of having great strength to his under jaw, a purposeful length and depth to his muzzle. Good bite with incisors in a straight line. Neck flows smoothly into well placed shoulders, brisket to elbow, good bone. Reasonably fit but could be a lot better. Good rear angulation with reasonable muscle development moved reasonably well. He could be so much more with a greater degree of fitness
3rd – Vine`s Triffstaff Back in the Red
Strong well pigmented red, very similar in shade to 1. His head balances to body with good expression, dark eye and a good stop, not overdone. Wide open nostrils, good under jaw and is clean in the lip. He has good depth to skull at the rear and the muzzle depth is in balance with this. Standard sized dog with a decent spring of rib carried back, showing good angulation at rear, moved reasonably well.
4th – G & K Graves Linwest Poke The Bear
5th – M & C Frater’s Charmstaff Lets Rock
1st – Smid & Hughes` Blackshot Look my Way
Bang standard nothing overdone brindle bitch. Good expression with neat ears and dark eyes. She has a good bite housed in a muzzle of correct length. Tight in the fore face with a correct distinct stop. Straight, strong and well boned in the forequarters and well up on her pasterns, her neck flows well into shoulders good spring of rib with decent fitness levels and good rear angulations, moved well, best mover in the class.
Best Limit in Show
2nd – Parker`s Wyowma Salt N Pepper Shaka
Black brindle and white bitch who is of a slightly more substantial type but not overdone. Head in proportion to body dark eyes neat ears and reasonably tight in the lip. Good bite straight and strong in the forequarters and well off for bone, up on well angulated pasterns, correct feet, brisket to elbow, crested neck flows smoothly into her withers but she dips sightly after. Decent angulations get her feet where they should be and
she moved reasonably well.
3rd – Treadwell`s Keelford Genesis
Very nice red with an extremely attractive expression enhanced by dark eyes and neat ears, big open nostrils. She has good depth and width to her skull. Stands on well boned quarters with good angulations. She has a spring of rib that carries back. Today, she tended to throw a foot on the move which cost her a higher placing. I hope she comes back to showing stronger in the future as the bitch had apparently had a recent bad experience. Good luck
4th – K Roebig’s Bxact The Pandorica Opens
5th – Osborne & Horley’s Kasalilly The Trickster
Australian Bred Dog
1st – Knights` Grayleigh Just Wing N It
Standard and very typical black brindle with excellent keen alert expression, dark in the eye and well placed neat ears. He has good cheek bumps and the correct amount of stop. There is a good width, depth and length to his muzzle that corresponds to a skull that also shows width and depth. Strong in the under jaw and tight and clean in the lip. Good bite. Open nostrils. His head balances to body, standing straight and strong in the forequarters showing correct bone with good angulation at the pastern. Dark nails. His neck flows well into his withers and on into his level topline, good spring of rib that carries back. He is reasonably light in the loin with an acceptable tightness of coat, gets his feet where they should be to provide strong columns of support particularly to the fore, with good angulation to the rear and moved well. Reserve Challenge Dog.
2nd – Ross & Avery`s Ch Swanky the Enforcer
Very close up on 1 was another black brindle, his head proportions are similar and he scores well in much the same way. As one, neat ears well positioned on a strong head that has depth and width. Reasonably dark eye, though not as dark as 1. Correct length and width to his strong muzzle, good bite. Stands straight on well boned forequarters and is up on well angulated pasterns. Well ribbed dog who carries this back, like 1 being lighter in the loin would enhance body definition and I think possibly give him a closer tighter coat. He has good rear musculature and gets his feet underneath him to provide good columns of support and in this facet he possibly just edges the first dog in the rear quarters, moved well.
3rd – Snerling & Kavanagh`s Strongstorm the Gift
Standard and typical black brindle showing better body definition than 1 & 2. Skull is deep through and has width. His muzzle also shares and compliments the depth and width but also has purposeful length. Not a criticism because they don`t go beyond acceptability, but he is not as dark in the eye or as tight in the lip as those in front. Possibly slightly edging the two previous in strength of stop but not overdone at all, Head balances to body, he`s straight and strong in the forequarters, up on his pasterns with brisket dropping to elbow. Good spring of rib and reasonably light in the loin rear angulation spot on with good bend of stifle. Good body definition when viewed from above with strong columns of support, he was showing better levels of fitness than 1 & 2 and he moved reasonably well.
4th – P Keane’s Ch Dagwoodstaff Gunslinga
5th – W & K Keelan’s Keelford Billy The Kid
Australian Bred Bitch
1st – Smid & Hughes` Ch Blackshot Power Failure
An absolutely cracking white bitch, appearing just as they should be, muscular active and agile. She has an excellent expression with dark eyes and reasonably neat ears. A strong clean lipped muzzle with the correct proportions of length width and depth that houses a good bite. Her muzzle balances to skull and it turn this balances to body, excellent cheek bumps. Correct angulations of top skull, muzzle and stop. Straight and strong in the forequarters showing good angulation to the pastern. Her brisket drops to elbow with a good spring of rib carried well back. She fits her coat without looseness, good tuck up at coupling and easily spannable muscular loin gives good body definition. Her crested neck flows well through withers to level topline which she heldon the move, strong, muscled and well angulated rear quarters drive this bitch in her effortless locomotion and importantly, she carries her head well.
Best Australian bred, Challenge Bitch & Runner Up Best in Show
2nd – Stanley`s Ch Stanbury Raspberry Beret
Typical Red bitch of good quality with good movement. Good expression, reasonably tidy ears, possibly appearing to have a tad more distinction to her stop than my ideal. Straight and strong in the forequarters, well off for bone and up on her pasterns, her neck flows well into shoulders and level topline, brisket to elbow, Good spring of rib and she moved well.
3rd – Darragh & Famita`s Usherin Ashes and Diamonds
Pied girl, more substantial than 1 & 2 with a good expression and again with probably more definition in stop than is my ideal. Reasonably neat ear with dark round eyes, strong muzzle probably at my minimum of length, strong in bone and up on her pasterns, neck flows well in into her shoulders, her brisket drops to elbow and her rib cage is carried back, good tuck up from the side but would prefer greater definition when viewed from above, well
muscled rear shown by well developed gaskins and good columns of support.
4th – K Colborne’s Kimerry Whispers In The Night
5th – D & F Lowe ‘s Seighford Ellava Diva
Strong class, thoroughly enjoyed judging this
1st – Boatswain`s Ch Stanbury Strike the Stars
Predominately white with red markings. A dog that immediately attracted me as soon as he entered and trotted around the ring. Standard and typical dog, Strength without coarseness or exaggeration with a conformation that allows him to move purposefully and efficiently. Strong head, that balances to body, it is deep through with width and good cheek bumps. He has a good bite housed in a muzzle of correct length, depth and width with wide open nostrils. Typical expression enhanced by well placed neat ears and reasonably dark eyes. His crested neck flowed very well into his withers and on into his level topline which he maintained on the move. He`s up on his well angulated pasterns with forequarters that are straight, strong and show good bone. He has a good spring of rib carried back, tight in the coat, with very acceptable body definition, Correctly angulated rear quarters with good muscle development of first and second thigh. Very impressive male example of the breed. His movement was exemplary.
Best Open, Challenge Dog & Best in Show
2nd – D & B Livingstone`s Ch Likalot Divils Wanderer (AI).
Black brindle dog …. very good example of the breed, typical expression neatest of ears and dark eyes, good width and depth to muzzle that houses his good bite. He is tight and clean in the lip and his head balances to body, well up on his pasterns with good bone in his forequarters. Good spring of rib carried well back with a more than decent level of fitness, good gaskin development, level topline which was retained on the move. Moved well, but not quite with the effortless efficiency today of 1.
3rd – Sutherland`s Jetstella Take a Chance
Very nice black brindle dog who has most of the head properties of the dog above him, a shade lighter in the eye and a tad less tidy in the ear but in these 2nd excelled, so no shame in being second to him in these facets. Head proportions are excellent in that his muzzle has length width and depth that balance to the same measurements of his skull. He is straight and strong in the forequarters showing good angulation and length of upper arm, neck flowed well into withers and on into topline. I would prefer fitness levels upped quite a bit and feel the dog is capable of achieving this and massively enhancing his outline, good columns of support with correct rear angulations and he moved well.
4th – Snerling & Worth Sup Ch Jewelhart Numoon Diablo
5th – J, V & T Ross & Avery’s Ch Swanky Heavily Armed (AI)
1st – Walsh`s Ch Urbanwater Cherry Bomb
A well made red bitch with a darker mask, good strong muzzle with length width and depth that balances to the depth of her back skull. Round dark eye and neat ear help provide a very good expression even though her stop is slightly more distinct than my ideal. Strong under jaw, good bite and tight in the lip with well developed cheek bumps. Neck flows well into withers and on into topline, she has a good spring of rib that drops to her elbow and is carried well back. Her levels of fitness provide good tuck up and acceptable definition of body when viewed from above. Well of for bone straight and strong in the forequarters. Well angulated and muscled hindquarters get her feet where they should be and her movement was very good.
Reserve Challenge Bitch
2nd – Sutherland`s Brohez Dakota Diva
A very nice typical bitch with one point that I would alter, but one that didn’t deter unduly when considering the rest of her. Very attractive typical black brindle, with dark eyes who is reasonably neat in the ear, correct stop with good depth to her skull. She is straight and strong in her forequarters and up on her pasterns with brisket to elbow. Her neck flowed well into withers and on into topline. She fits her coat and has good rear angulations with feet placed well to provide good columns of support.
3rd – Wyowna’s Ch Choccywoccydoodah
Substantially much more of this bitch than the previous two. Very strong girl with a good expression helped by dark eyes and neat ears placed well on her strong head. Her skull has width and good depth, decent length of strong muzzle and is tight in the lip. Straight and strong in the forequarters, her crested neck flows reasonably well into shoulders and on into a level topline. Brisket drops to a shade below elbow and she moved reasonably well.
4th – F McBride’s Ch Brohez Black Art
5th – C & J Frazer’s Sup Ch Highbourne Magic Of Sydney
1st – Lambert`s Ch Neut & Ch Fantazmic Jet to Wooloo
Very typical black brindle with dark eyes and neat ears, has strength in his purposeful muzzle and skull both in proportion to each other and balancing to body. Good bite with incisors in a straight line. Strong in the forequarters up on his pasterns, crest of neck, ribbed well back with good rear angulations, he could be fitter and moved well
2nd – Walsh`s Ch Neut & Ch Kypajuka Violent Demise
Lighter brindle with good length and strength to muzzle, strong skull with width and proportionate depth, reasonably neat ear and dark eye, straight and strong in the forequarters, his neck flows well into withers and topline good spring of rib which drops to brisket good angulation in the rear gives him strong columns of support. Moved well
3rd – Wilson`s Neut Ch Borstaff Who`s a Toff
Lighter brindle with a good expression round dark eye and neat ears, good length of muzzle open nostrils and decent bite, good depth of skull with width and well developed cheekbumps. Level topline and brisket to elbow, decent angulations to the rear with a very good spring of rib with reasonable body definition.
1st – Brandrick`s Ch Seighford Surprise Paket
A standard black brindle girl with a lovely typical expression helped by her round dark eyes and neat well paced ears. Good length of muzzle, she has a good bite and is clean in the lip. Her head balances to body as her muzzle balances to her depth of skull. Crested neck that flowed well over her withers. She has a level topline and decent fitness levels. Straight and strong in the forequarters and up on her pasterns with a good spring of rib carried back, she moved reasonably well
2nd – Birkeland`s Jamelkur Shine On
Black brindle close up on 1 but preferred 1 on the move. Strong head and jaw with a good length of fore face. Dark round eye with neat ears aid good expression. Straight and strong in the forequarters and up on pasterns.
Her neck flows well into shoulders, a slight dip behind the withers, good
spring of rib carried back. Decent rear angulations and moved reasonably well
3rd – Osborne & Keane`s Ch Dagwoodstaff Missy`s Girl
A black brindle with arguably the best expression in the class. She has very
neat well placed ears and dark well set eyes. She has a strong muzzle of correct length, a strength of under jaw and is tight in the lip. Her skull is deep through with corresponding width, straight and strong in the forequarters, with well angulated pasterns. Her neck flows well into withers and like 2 she again has a slight dip thereafter, brisket to elbow and good rear angulation, she moved reasonably well.