Judge - Mrs Hazel Fitzgibbon


BEST IN SHOW - Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - CH Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCm (IMP SWE)

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW - Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera At Thorjakker (IMP SWE)

BEST VETERAN IN SHOW - CH Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCm (IMP SWE)



1st  CH Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCm (IMP SWE)

2nd  CH Candace The Scandinavian


1st  Starvon All Eyes On Me At Valltineya

2nd  Eriksfjord Brave Charm


1st  Pepperthyme Winter Storm

2nd  Eldhastens Fabel Firestorm At Thornevald (IMP SWE)


OPEN DOG  (5:2)

1st  CH/SWE/FIN CH Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme (IMP SWE)

2nd  CH/IR CH Eriksfjord Chilled Bunny For Jarlalfvin

3rd  CH Starvon Vanquish ShCm


Best Dog  CH Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCm (IMP SWE)

Reserve Best Dog CH/SWE/FIN CH Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme (IMP SWE)




1st  CH Hurstfield Red Ribbons

2nd  CH/IR CH Eriksfjord Magik Bean

3rd  DUT CH Onderaan De Gele Berg Ylra At Pepperthyme (IMP NLD)


1st  Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera At Thorjakker (IMP SWE)


1st  Mystarz Lavish Loitsu To Pepperthyme

2nd  Trykeira Daleesha


1st  Jazz Juste Van De Kloostertuin


1st  Karmore Cornish Maid


1st  Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira

2nd  CH Pepperthyme Theodora

3rd  Tridents Vanja At Hurstfield (IMP SWE)

Res  IR CH Eriksfjord Charmed

Vhc  CH Starvon Willamina


Best Bitch Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira

Reserve Bitch Mystarz Lavish Loitsu To Pepperthyme

Best Puppy Bitch Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera At Thorjakker (IMP SWE)




Judge - Mrs Domna Dodd



1st  Eriksfjord Brave Charm

2nd  Starvon All Eyes On Me At Valltineya

3rd  Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera At Thorjakker (IMP SWE)

Res   Trykeira Daleesha



1st  CH Starvon Willamina

2nd  Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira

3rd  CH Candace The Scandinavian

Res  CH Starvon Vanquish ShCm



Hazel Fitzgibbon 

1st April 2017


What a lovely show this was! Thank you to the committee and officers for the kind invitation and excellent hospitality. I was made to feel most welcome. The Swedish Vallhund is a lovely breed and the atmosphere around the show echoed their happy disposition. The venue is a new one to me and was of an excellent size; indeed, there was no excuse for dogs not to be walked there – it seemed to go on for acres. This was at Hampstead Norreys Village Hall. I had an excellent entry of 34 with 6 absentees. I know the breed has other things which are more important at the moment, but may I bring attention to ear quality? The standard specifically asks for leathers which are ‘hard’ throughout. There were a lot of thin leathers here today. Many, if not all, coats were on the blow so some harness markings were not too clear. Mostly, I forgave this.


Veteran Dog (2)

1. CH Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCm (IMP SWE)

Lovely gentleman, so full of quality. Sturdy in appearance and to go over. Good bone and body with strong coupling. Excellent mover, being straight on the up and down and with a well timed side gait. ‘A handsome stallion’, I wrote in my notes and that about sums him up. BD RBIS AND BV

2. CH Candace The Scandinavian

Another boy who carries his years very lightly. Good head with well placed eye and ears. Moving very freely. Preferred topline of 1.

Junior Dog (2)

1. Starvon All Eyes On Me At Valltineya

Good male in fabulous condition, so well muscled throughout. Soft expression and clearly at one with his owner. Rear patterns could be stronger.

2. Eriksfjord Brave Charm

Good for colour and markings. Attractive head with good eye and ear set. Rather long in profile for me.

Post Graduate (2)

1. Pepperthyme Winter Storm

Sturdy well conditioned youngster. Good reach of neck and front assembly. Clean head with lovely eye and expression. Rear pasterns could be stronger.

2. Eldhastens Fabel Firestorm At Thornevald (IMP SWE)

Handsome head on this promising youngster. I loved his bone and substance. In rather soft condition and needs to strengthen throughout.

Open Dog (5,2)

1. CH/SWE/FIN CH Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme (IMP SWE)

Good profile. Sturdy male in excellent condition. Lovely head and excellent ears. Good solid topline, excellent stifles and neat rear pasterns. Very well set front. RBD.

2. CH/IR CH Eriksfjord Chilled Bunny For Jarlalfvin

Good male of excellent quality. Preferred my class winner in body properties and stifles. Moving out freely.

3. CH Starvon Vanquish ShCm


Veteran Bitch (4,1)

1. CH Hurstfield Red Ribbons

Very solid red bitch with a very workmanlike attitude. Excellent profile Good head and well set ears. Clear harness marks. Excellent topline, maintained on the move.

2. CH/IR CH Eriksfjord Magik Bean

A feminine girl with good outline and OK for leg length. Moving steadily. Straighter behind than 1.

3. DUT CH Onderaan De Gele Berg Ylra At Pepperthyme (IMP NLD)

Puppy Bitch (1)

1. Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera At Thorjakker (IMP SWE)

Quite immature as befits her age, but a very promising young lady. Very lovely head piece and soft expression. Good reach of neck. Still a little narrow through the body with ribs needing to spring. Excellent croup and tail set.  Very impressive rear construction. There was something about this girl that drew me;  I think it is balance and a sense of class which I think she has. BP and surely a bright future ahead, all things being equal. BPIS

Junior Bitch (2)

1. Mystarz Lavish Loitsu To Pepperthyme

Lovely profile with good leg length and well sprung rib. Excellent croup and tail set. Well angulated behind moving steadily and with balance. Has a sense of class which draws the eye.  RBB

2. Trykeira Daleesha

Lighter build all round than 1. Good reach of neck. Good leg length. Good topline when stacked. Well angulated behind. Mask could be clearer. I preferred substance and body properties of 1.

Post Grad Bitch (2,1)

1. Jazz Juste Van De Kloostertuin

Good for size and colour. Excellent head shape and neck length but front assembly rather straight. Free mover although rear pasterns could be neater.

Limit Bitch (1)

1. Karmore Cornish Maid

Sturdy bitch. Pretty head shape and good leg length. Good stifles with neat rear pasterns. Harness markings present.

Open Bitch (6)

1. Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira

Excellent head with a kind eye on this typey bitch. Lovely for size and proportions. Not looking quite so sturdy as some, but her movement was a joy to behold, with determined drive from behind. Well shaped front. Good bone. Coat was twixt and tween. BB BIS.

2. CH Pepperthyme Theodora

Very sturdy girl and does not need any more weight. Very sweet head and expression but would prefer more defined mask.

3. Tridents Vanja At Hurstfield (IMP SWE)


Judge; Hazel Fitzgibbon   2.4.2017



Mrs Domna Dodd


I wish to thank the Swedish Vallhund Society for inviting me to judge the special Award classes at your Open show. I had some very nice dogs to go over. Also thank you to the Steward for making the classes run smoothly.

Special award Junior dog or bitch (4)

1. Eriksfjord Brave Charm. 14 Months male and developing well. Good size with correct bone, well sprung ribs and short loin. Correct head shape, good stop with dark almond shape eyes. Good neck length with well laid shoulders. Moved with drive and his back stayed level on the move. Correct coat texture with good undercoat. Really enjoyed he's day and his tail never stopped wagging.

2. Starvon All Eyes On Me at Valltineya, 17 Months. Another Super young male with correct wedge head and lovely expression. Correct size with good bone. Moved well. Bright Future.

3. Chipsmakers Que Sera Sera at Thorjakker (Imp Swe)

Special award open dog or bitch (8:4)

1 Ch Starvon Willamina, 6 years.  Nothing exaggerated about this girl. Well balanced Took every thing in her stride as she moved round the ring. Sweet expression with good pigmentation and with that desirable mask markings. Good use of ears. Enough reach of neck level back with well sprung ribs. Croup broad and sloping with good angulation. Moved well.

2. Candace Sea of Dreams at Trykiera, 8 years good size and bone and in very good form for her age.Dark eyes with good reach of neck, slightly longer cast but move with very powerful hind action and her back stayed level on the move. Would of liked slightly more upper arm.

3. Ch Candace the Scandinavian.

Domna Dodd.





Judge - Mr Howard Ogden


BEST IN SHOW - Ch Starvon Rumour Has It

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking Sh CM (Imp, Swe)

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW - Asgardr Valhalos Sargas At Eriksfjord (Imp, Ltu)

BEST VETERAN IN SHOW - Ch Starvon Rumour Has It



1st  Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking Sh CM (Imp, Swe)

2nd  Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda ShCM

3rd  Linmays Master Magician



1st  Asgardr Valhalos Sargas At Eriksfjord (Imp, Ltu)


1st  Hurstfield Renen Dasher At Rusern


1st  Eldhasten's Fabel Firestorm


1st  Staravon You Got It At Conningsbear ShCM


1st  Mystarz Jaunty Jaeger

2nd  Lille Viking's Ivar At Rusern (Imp, Ch)

OPEN DOG  (3,0)

1st  Ch Starvon Wishful Thinking

2nd  Starvon Xpress Delivery At Coningsbear ShCM

3rd  Starvon Talk Of The Town



1st  Ch Starvon Rumour Has It


1st  Rusern Douglas Dragonfly



1st  Hurstfield Renen Vixen At Tanellis


1st  Starvon Ziva


1st  Lady Lyra

2nd  Millcreek's Hightower Precious Gem Under Mystarz (Imp, USA)


1st  Starvon Willemena

2nd  Karmore Cornish Maid

3rd  Vallier Enuf Isenuf At Rusern


1st  Starvon Valley Of Dreams

2nd  Ch Starvon Xtra Special




Mrs T Cousins-Brown



1st  Asgardr Valhalos Sargas at Eriksfjord (imp LTU)

2nd Hurstfield Renen Dasher at Rusern

3rd  Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis


1st    Starvon Diva


1st  Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda ShCM

2nd  Ch Starvon Xtra Special

3rd  Starvon Talk of the Town



Howard Ogden

Apologies for the false start!

What a great group of breed enthusiasts, from Ipswich to Pembroke, and what a fabulous "best kept secret" venue with all the facilities of a spacious village hall, yet set in wooded countryside with an outdoor ring bathed in Spring sunshine. In addition every one of the 26 exhibits entered was present. I was privileged to be invited out of the JDP classroom to officiate at this level and you should know that the extended breed standard and other learning materials, produced by the Club and its President, are among the very best ever presented and clearly with a view to try &  ensure that the next wave of allbreed judges do so with as specialist an understanding as possible.


1st: Allsop's Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking Sh CM (Imp, Swe); 9yrs on top form & powerfully built; blunt wedge head with a well defined stop; dark eye if a touch full; gd ear; fabulous forehand with correspondingly equal angulation through his rear; has depth & clearance and is well ribbed back; oval feet; well boned; harsh topcoat; correctly slightly sloping croup; his structure & balance allowed reach & drive; he truly revelled in these outdoor conditions to demonstrate fit functionality. BD & RBIS

2nd: Etches & Bayliss' Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda ShCM; 11.5yrs who was another bang on form; he too displayed that specific combination of sturdiness coupled with functional energy; scored with desired, well defined mask albeit less strong through muzzle; so well constructed albeit flatter in croup; correct proportions; absolutely sound on well padded, oval feet; gave an equally gd profile on circuiting the ring & rated him in the top 3 males.

3rd: Phillips' Linmays Master Magician; 10.5yrs.


1st: Paterson's Asgardr Valhalos Sargas At Eriksfjord (Imp, Ltu); 12m by the time you read this & struck me as developing well in this slow maturing breed; gd skull; long, wedge-shaped head; gd ear; ex front assembly; well ribbed;  lacked harsh topcoat; taller set as yet but developing well as enters teenage stage; balanced angulation aided his active, sound action. Surely one with a promising future as well as a valued addition to the gene pool? BPIS


1st: Fithern & Russell's Hurstfield Renen Dasher At Rusern; 15m; ex head proportions & shape; prefer a shade darker eye;  well defined mask; gd forehand; has the depth & length to give such a correct outline; sound; just a little unsettled in topline; overall a youngster with an assured future and, as with so many today, it will be an essential part of my ongoing education to note & compare the more finished article once 4/5yrs old.


1st: Allsop's Eldhasten's Fabel Firestorm; 2.5yrs and presumably a Swedish import; now this dog excited me with his raw potential; my hands flowed over him as he was so well made; super head proportions with alert expression; oval eye; glorious neckline into well laid shoulder; oval feet; firm backline; gd croup; sound rear; can still settle in front as it fills in through the maturing process; had that "eager to please" attitude that will surely get him noticed.


1st: Price's Staravon You Got It At Conningsbear ShCM; 2.5yrs; wedge shaped, expressive head on account of a dark, oval eye & pricked, mobile ear; rather short in neck; gd bone; deep & well ribbed; harsh jacket; can firm in pastern so as not to stand east/west in front; moved out freely.


1st: Coombes' Mystarz Jaunty Jaeger; 2.5yrs; small & sturdy; gd long head with slightly shorter muzzle than skull; correct ear; prefer eye a shade darker; beautifully moulded front around oval chest; a little straight in rear; well boned; slight rise in backline that  I would prefer a touch longer; absolutely sound & active.

2nd: Fithern & Russell's Lille Viking's Ivar At Rusern (Imp, Ch); 23m; conversely rather long cast & lighter framed; narrower muzzled; standing weak at pastern; gd neck & backline; harsh topcoat; firm in rear; clearly one to benefit significantly from  maturity.


1st: Paterson & West's Ch Starvon Wishful Thinking; striking 5yr old scoring in so many breed specifics, with a strength of form that starts with his head & continues through his sturdy body; absolutely clean-cut, blunt wedge; dark, oval eye; ex neckline; well constructed front; has the depth & length; balanced angles; harsh jacket; sound & active on oval feet with drive; carrying quite enough body condition; litter brother to the RBB & half-brother to the BIS. Made him RBD.

2nd:Price's Starvon Xpress Delivery At Coningsbear ShCM; 4yrs same dam as the BIS; quality, muscled exhibit; beautifully balanced proportions; gd long head with correct ratios; oval eye & correct ear; well ribbed; firm backline of desired length; firm rear;stood east/west in front; close up.

3rd:Dodd's Starvon Talk Of The Town


1st: West's Ch Starvon Rumour Has It; 7.5yrs; Wow! Immediately struck by the combination of strength with femininity that was readily confirmed "hands on"; beautiful headpiece with strength maintained through muzzle & defined mask; dark, oval eye; gd bone & oval feet; scores in neck & backline; moulded front; correct depth & ribbing; muscled rear; broad croup with slight slope; absolutely sound with reach & drive. Guess I was probably the only one present not to know her multiple CC winning history inc. Bitch CC at Cruft's from veteran last month. Will be a hard act for others to follow and is not finished yet! BB & BIS


1st: Fithern & Russell's Rusern Douglas Dragonfly; v. engaging at 6m; feminine, long head with defined stop; expressive ears; reach to neck; oval feet; another correctly formed front; firm rear; balanced angulation allowed her to move out with freedom; promising, raw baby.


1st: Dodd's Hurstfield Renen Vixen At Tanellis; 15m litter sister to JD; struck me as really promising & with that "eager to please" attitude to life that is so endearing about the breed; correct head features that just needs to broaden out with maturity & grow into her ears; prized, defined mask & harness; ex forehand; neck gives style; correct body length; well ribbed & level; balanced angles allowed free, as well as sound, movement; another I will be interested to compare a few years on.


1st: Day & West's Starvon Ziva; 21m; lovely shaped head with oval eye & mobile ear; correctly fronted; level but needs time to drop into her frame as she develops; well angulated fore & aft so moved out freely; can firm in hind action.


1st: Down's Lady Lyra; just turned 4yrs& with a new exhibitor, I believe, who quickly cottoned on & should know  she has a  b. of ex breed type well able to hold her own not only at this level but beyond; correctly wedge-shaped head; dark, oval eye; expressive ears; such a well defined mask & harness; well ribbed; level; musdled up;  tight topcoat; moved free & true once under control; good luck with her.

2nd: Coombes' Millcreek's Hightower Precious Gem Under Mystarz (Imp, USA); 23m; such a feminine head with length; just a bit bold in eye; developing well in body of ex proportions; firm backline; made the most of herself in profile action; firm in rear; less accurate in front.

3rd: S Ziva


1st: Phillips' Starvon Willemena; 5.5yrs; another with the wow factor & turns out she is not only half-sister to the BIS but took the Reserve Bitch CC to her at Cruft's; essence of breed type; correct head ratios; dark, oval eye; ex forehand; well boned; oval feet; well ribbed back; level with slight slope to croup; correct coat; but her strength is in her muscled, functional condition so she opens up in gait to give textbook reach & drive; on 2CCs her title will surely be hers by this summer. RBB

2nd: Allsop's Karmore Cornish Maid; just on 3yrs; can still drop into her frame; lighter in eye; has ex overall construction to develop on well & get noticed on maturity; well formed front; well angulated fore & aft; balanced & free on the move with gd carriage.

3rd: Fithern & Russell's Vallier Enuf Isenuf At Rusern


1st:  West's Starvon Valley Of Dreams; 5yrs & another with same dam as the BIS; correct head shape with strength through muzzle; shade light in eye; ex body proportions & conformation; has depth & ribbing; level back; slope to croup; harsh topcoat; balanced angles aided freedom of movement when exhibit & handler were as one. Surely of CC quality?

2nd:  Day & West's Ch Starvon Xtra Special; 3yrs. Now I understand all the kissing & hugging as these are full sisters; felt the comparative lack of maturity showed, albeit she has such perfect body proportions & exudes breed type; completely feminine that shows in head; touch bold in eye; narrower fronted & looser coming on; beautifully balanced angulation; has the depth & ribbing; just softer in backline as they circuited together.

                                                                            HOWARD OGDEN


Special Award Classes

Terrie Cousins-Brown

Thank you to the Society, my steward and the exhibitors for a lovely day with this super breed, I really enjoyed my appointment and wish you all continued success.

J D/B (3,0)

1. Paterson’s Asgardr Valhalos Sargas at Eriksfjord (imp LTU) lovely 11 month boy, well balanced and free moving, good wedge shaped head with desired stop, dark eyes and expressive ears, good reach of neck and nice front angulation, of correct body proportions with a firm backline and loin, strong hindquarters, well boned and good hocks, liked his clean and active movement, he promises well for the future.

2. Fithern & Russell’s Hurstfield Renen Dasher another quality boy, heavier build than 1, lovely for breed type, sturdy and energetic, balanced head with good stop, eyes and ears, well boned with good angulation, deep chest, strong back and loin, preferred his body proportions to 3, moved well with powerful action and a nice length of stride.

3. Dodd’s Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis

PG D/B (1,0)

1. Day & West’s Starvon Diva liked her for type, still maturing but sound all through, balanced head with good skull and strong muzzle, dark eyes, gave a pleasing outline on the stand with correct front and rear angulations, firm neck, strong back and loin, topline held on the move, nice active mover.

O D/B (7,0) super class of quality dogs

1. Etches & Bayliss Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda ShCM gave this boy a BOB 6 years ago and lovely to see that age hasn’t changed him one bit! Lovely breed type with a typical head and expression, full of quality, with correct body proportions, good bone, correct depth of chest, strong neck, excellent angulation fore and aft, held his topline as he powered around the ring, obviously loves his showing, very sturdy, workmanlike and active dog who could easily do a day’s work.

2. Day & West’s Ch Starvon Xtra Special had all the attributes of 1 but in a female form, really lovely for type and balance, everything moulds so well, a very stylish bitch with typical expression, well laid shoulders, good profile with strong rear end, firm topline and moving with purpose but not quite matching the drive of 1, a little short of coat today but it was splitting hairs here.

3. Dodd’s Starvon Talk of the Town

Terrie Cousins-Brown (judge)




Judge - Mr Kevin Young







VETERAN DOG (3:1a)  

1st  General Maximillian Veers of Palostras   RBVIS

2nd  Linmays Master Magician    



1st Hurstfield Renen Dasher  BPD & RBPIS

2nd Pepperthyme Winter Storm



1st Lille Viking Ivar(Imp Che)

2nd Starvon You Got It at Coningsbear



1st   Mystarz Jaunty Jaegar     RBD

2nd  Pepperthyme Golden Noble At Kirkholme

3rd   Starvon Talk Of The Town


1st  Ch Starvon Veni Vidi Vici ShCM    BD

2nd  Ch/Swed/Fin Ch Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme (Imp Swe)

3rd  Ch Starvon Vanquish ShCM

4th Starvon Xpress Delivery At Coningsbear ShCM



1st   Ch Starvon Rumour Has It

2nd   Onderaan De Gele Berg Ylra At Pepperthyme (Imp Nld)  



1st Hurstfield Renen Dancer At Kintalis

2nd  Pepperthyme On A Rainbow




1st   Starvon Yakety Yak

2nd   Katrina Des Fumees Du Nord (Imp)

3rd   Lady Lyra


1st  Thorjakker Topsy Turvy At Valladar

2nd  Mystarz Ice Spice Baby


1st  Ch Pepperthyme Theodora

2nd  Starvon Willamina

3rd   Fantasi Lucy Locket Of Palostras (Imp USA)




Mrs V Allsop



1st  Pepperthyme Winter Storm

2nd Hurstfield Renen Dasher

3rd  Lille Viking Ivar (Imp Che) 


1st  Onderaan De Gele Berg Ylra At Pepperthyme (Imp Nld)

2nd  Katrina Des Fumees Du Nord (Imp)


1st  Ch/Swe/Fin Ch Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme(Imp Swe)

2nd  Thorjakker Topsy Turvy At Valladar

3rd  Starvon Willamina

4th  Ch Starvon Vanquish ShCM

5th  Starvon Talk Of The Town



4th October 2015 - Judge Kevin Young


I would like to thank the committee for the honour and pleasure to judge your club show, and the exhibitors for the quality entry, also the hospitality I received on the day.


VD 1, RICHARDS, GENERAL MAXIMILLIAN VEERS OF PALASTRAS. This male looked well for his age, I liked him for his breed type, typical head and expression with good bone and substance, pleasing shape and balance.

2, PHILLIPS, LINMAYS MASTER MAGICIAN, this male scores well in head and expression, good reach of neck with good length of body, just preferred the top line and movement on 1.

PD 1, FITHERN & RUSSELL, HURSTFIELD RENEN DASHER, Quality youngster that caught my eye, I really liked this male for breed type and soundness, good head, eye and expression, with a good reach of neck, and firm top line, well angulated front and rear quarters, presented in lovely condition. Res BP.

2, BAILIE, PEPPERTHYME WINTER STORM, another quality youngster who is full of promise, well balanced head with correct shape eye and lovely expression, pleasing neck and shoulders, with good bone and substance, full marks for presentation, he just needs to make the most of himself.

GD 1, FITHERN & RUSSELL, LILLE VIKING’S IVAR (IMP CHE), handsome male who scores well in head and expression, good reach of neck and firm top line, well angulated hindquarters, moved very soundly around the ring, presented in firm condition.

2, PRICE, STARVON YOU GOT IT AT CONINGSBEAR, I liked his head for type, correct shape eye and well placed ears to give a pleasing expression, I would have preferred more length of body to give a pleasing out line, preferred the rear movement on 1.

LD 1, COOMBES, MYSTARZ JAUNTY JAEGAR, handsome male who stood out in this class, well balanced skull with correct shape eye and neat ears, having an alert expression, good neck fitting into a well laid shoulders, I liked his depth and overall size and shape, so well put together

Allows him to move with ease. Pleased to award him res best dog. 

2, PEACOCK-JACKSON, PEPPERTHYME GOLDEN NOBLE ST KIRKHOLME, handsome male of good size and substance, I really liked his head, eye and expression, lovely front quarters and depth of chest, good top line and tail set, I just preferred the rear quarters on 1, showed well and presented in super condition.


OD 1, HOWE, CH STARVON VENI VIDI VICI (SHCM), a lovely class to judge and some quality exhibits, a lovely dog for breed type and he has a gorgeous head and expression, good reach of neck and well angulated shoulders, plenty of bone and substance, with a firm top line, won this class on movement and soundness, Best dog.

2, AMON, CH/SWED/FIN CH SVEDALA BILLY, quality head and a very typical expression, good reach of neck fitting well into a firm top line, moved well on his front and rear quarters, I would have preferred a little more length of body to finish him off, showed well.


VB 1, WEST, CH STARVON RUMOUR HAS IT, a gorgeous bitch of a lovely breed type, so typical in head and expression, correct neck and shoulder with a super top line, very sound on her front and rear quarters, moved with drive and purpose, won this class with ease, I was pleased to award her best veteran & res best in show.

2 AMON, ONDERAAN DE GELE BERG YLRA AT PEPPERTHYME (IMP NLD) feminine bitch who was presented in excellent condition, I would have preferred her to have a little more substance and I liked the movement on 1.

PB 1, RAND, HURSTFIELD RENEN DANCER AT KINTALIS, quality youngster that stood out for me, I loved her for breed type and a super head and expression, firm neck and shoulder and a level top line, she has lovely balance and moving with drive and purpose, a beautiful bone and substance but feminine, pleased to award her best puppy in show.

2, HOWE, PEPPERTHYME ON A RAINBOW, feminine bitch who scores well in head and expression, skull is well balanced with correct shape eye and neat ears, she has enough bone and substance with a firm top line, a lovely type of youngster, just prefer the movement on1.

PGB 1, WEST, STARVON YAKETY YAK, a quality bitch who has a lovely breed type, typical head and expression and has lovely balance throughout, although out of coat she won this class with ease on her breed type and movement.

2, PHILLIPS, KATRINA DES FUMEES DU NORD IMP, this bitch scores well in head, very sweet expression and well placed ears, good reach of neck with good bone and substance, a little loose on front pasterns and needs to tighten up on her front feet.


LB 1, STOCKBRIDGE THORJAKKER TOPSY TURVY aT VALLADAR, pleasing type of good size and substance, moved soundly around the ring and well presented, just would have liked her to use the ears more.

2, COOMBES, MYSTARZ ICE SPICE BABY, a bit smaller then winner but she showed herself off well, I would have liked a more level top line when standing, present in lovely condition and well handled.

OB 1, AMON, CH PEPPERTHYME THEODORA, a very stylish bitch who can really show herself off, lovely balanced head and typical expression, good reach of neck and a well laid shoulder, firm top line and correct tail set, loved her balance in profile and moving with drive and purpose, excellent presentation and I was pleased to award her best in show.

2, PHILLIPS, STARVON WILLAMINA, a lovely type of bitch to go over, I liked her head and sweet expression, lovely front and rear angulations, to give a pleasing out line when standing, moved freely and soundly around the ring, well done for presentation.




Open Show 2014


I had a most enjoyable time judging this open show, were there were amazingly few absentees and a v sporting atmosphere will all winners warmly applauded. This is such an unspoilt breed and seems to have changed very little over the years, retaining the same basic shape, only a couple felt were a bit too long and none seemed to be too short legged.

All coats were well presented, all had good muscle tone, some excelled here, and not all were all mouths correct but all had really super big teeth.  Is interesting that some breeds seem to be getting quite small teeth, but not Vallhunds.

No one fault running through the breed, which is good. Some had upper arms that were too short, a rather than the slightly shorter than shoulder blade as called for, and often, but not always these were too steep, bringing the front legs too far forward and often too far apart.  Few without the correct slope to croup and high set tails, some feet rather flat. 

Most were well ribbed back, toplines generally were ok and no really light eyes.

I found myself being in the fortunate position of having a fabulous dog and bitch to choose between for BIS, very little to choose between them, but the dog really put all in and had so much sparkle on the day this tipped the balance in his favour.

It really was a treat to judge this entry which had high quality, and am grateful for the invitation.

 Veteran Dog

1. Etches & Bayliss Ch Hurstfield Red Rayda ShCM

Really super d to start with. Ideal proportions and looks so good moving around the ring. Masc head, lovely eye and expression. Correct stop. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Could have just a fraction more upper arm. Well ribbed back. Holds a level topline. Slight slope to croup. Correct hind angulation. Well muscled. Correct jacket. Really put everything into showing BIS

2. Phillips' Linmay's Master Magician

Another good mover in profile. Liked his head proportions. Just a bit untidy in front action and slack in feet and pastern. Well ribbed. Thick coat. V good rear.

Minor Puppy Dog

Both v promising pups, with different plus and minus features.

1. Coombes' Mystarz Jaunty Jaegar

Liked his outline and proportions. Wedge head, correct stop, good skull. Dark brown eyes. Slightly better front construction of these 2, which took him to BP. Lengthy neck. Super feet. Runs up v slightly at moment and tail is slightly high set. Better out and back action than 2.  Super jacket. BP

2. Etches & Moore's Mystarz Ice Imperial

Prefered his head slightly, has a bit more strength on muzzle. Lengthy neck. A bit wider in front as yet. Has a level topline, slight slope to croup. Well bent stifle, low hocks. Needs to firm in out and back action, but good length stride.

Puppy Dog no entries

Junior Dog

Both rather different types.

1. Sibleys Thorjakker Hondi Homnelvik

This d has the most super shoulder, which gave him a longer stride, once he stopped pacing. Has a good head, although ears are rather large. Lengthy neck. Well ribbed body. Enough bend of stifle. Accurate out and back. Still needs to drop into himself.

2. Amon's Pepperthyme Tapani

Well balanced d, moderate in angulation, not quite the stride of 1. Masc head, dark eyes, well set ears. Enough neck. V short in loin. Well set tail.  Moved well out and back.

Graduate Dog no entries

Post Grad Dog

1. Price's Starvon Xpress Delivery ay Coningsbear.                                                                                               V good moving d, with correct proportions. Masc head. Muzzle slightly shorter than skull. Eyes could be just slightly better shaped. Enough neck. Moderate and balanced angulation, well laid shoulder, upper arm slightly shorter. Could have deeper feet. Well ribbed back. Firm topline, slight slope to croup with well set tail. Nice rear and well muscled

2. Kent's Vastgota Hunter's Moon

He is a nice d, giving handler a v hard time. Masc head, dark eyes. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Feet ok. Well bodied. In most super muscle.

Limit Dog

1. Dodds Starvon Talk of the Town

Well balanced d, who moves so v well and has a super texture to his coat. Good head, fairly flat in skull, just slightly rounded, lovely eye and expression. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder, just a bit short and steep in upper arm. Well ribbed. Slight slope to croup and well set tail strong rear with low hocks. Sound out and back, could be firmer in topline.

2. Rand's Tridents Ulrik at Kintalis

Liked the shape and proportions of this d. Well balanced head, correct stop. Slightly worried expression . Lengthy neck. Not quite shoulder of 1, although better in topline. Rear angulation balances his front. Has a lengthy stride. Correct coat.

3. Price's Starvon Uncle Sam at Conngsbear

Open Dog

1. Allsop's Ch Eldhastems Bobbo Viking

Liked his proportions, and has a super outline on move. Masc head, maybe slightly strong. Good eye and expression. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Could have a fraction more upper arm. Good legs and feet. Super shape to his ribbing. Topline more level on move than stood. Correct slope to croup. Strong rear. Good out and back. Really sturdy. RBD

2. Lewis' Ch Starvon Vanquish

Liked his outline standing.  Masc head, but could have just a bit more stop. Lengthy neck, good shoulder, legs and feet could be better. Well ribbed. Holds a firm topline with well set tail. Lots of hind angulation. Just tends to shuffle slightly at the rear and over lift front feet.

3. Kent's Hurstfield Vital Shield


Veteran Bitch

1. Bayliss' Hurstfield Red Ribbon

Really lovely b, who is v good going around the ring. Fem head, well balanced, correct eye and expression. Well set ears. Lengthy neck. Fairly well laid shoulder, just slightly steep in upper arm, so comes at you slightly wide. Grand body. Level topline. Thick coat. Has a well made rear. RBB

2. Allsopp's Ch Toidi Moonlight Magic at Thornevald

10 yr old, shows like a pup. Fem b, well balanced head. Lengthy neck. Decent front, but feet could be better. Well ribbed. Just runs up v slightly on move. Good rear.

Minor Puppy Bitch

1. Coombes' Mystarz Ice Spice Baby

V promising baby of correct proportions. Fem head, correct shop, dark eye, well set ears. Lengthy neck. Shoulders could be slightly better laid back. Super feet. Well sprung ribs, short loin. Slight slope to croup, with well set tail. Super rear, which she really uses on the move.

Puppy Bitch no entries

Junior Bitch

Interesting class.

1. Amon's Pepperthyme Theodora

Liked the proportions on this b, who is maybe carrying a little too much weight, but does give her a sturdy appearance. V good head, super eye and expression. Lengthy neck. Good shoulder. Would like her ribs to go back just a little more as slightly long in loin. Tail is too high set. Correct hind angulation. V good mover.

2. Allsopp's Karmore Cornish Maid

V bouncy b, who looks v raw as yet, which is no bad thing in such a slow maturing breed. Super head. Lengthy neck. Good shoulder. A little long in the loin. Enough hind angulation. Just needs to settle down on the move.

3. Carp's Galerita Wahbonny Ivy

Graduate Bitch

1. Stockbridge's Thorjakker Topsy Turvy

More sturdy in type than her opposition in this class. She is a v good mover, just needs to put a bit more into showing. Fem, wedge shaped head. Dark eyes, ears ok. Has a lengthy neck. Fairly good front. Ribs go well back. Slight slope to croup. Well angulated rear.

2. Fithern's Vallier Enuf Isenuf

Looks v up in the air at the moment. Lengthy head, just slightly pinched under the eyes. Long neck, angulation is v well balanced. Level topline. Scored in feet over 3. Ok out and back, just needs a bit more stride in front.

3. Phillips' Katrina des Fumees du Nord

Post Grad Bitch

1. Coombes' Fennican Elegance under Mystarz

Holds a slightly better shape on move than 2. Really good head, correct length and balance, v fem. lovely eye and expression. Good length of neck. Could have a better lay of shoulder. Grand body. Well made  rear. Low hocks. Holds a level topline. Feet could be tighter.

2. Amon's Pepperthyme Golden Pippin

V different type of b, could be just a bit more fem. lengthy neck. Quite a good front, but just needs a bit more depth of chest. Well ribbed back. Not topline of 1 on move. Well set tail. Moderate hind angulation. Thick coat.

3. Phillips' Starvon Willamina

Limit Bitch

1. Maddern's Upton Riddle

Good honest workmanlike sort of b. Has a well balanced head, correct stop, lovely eye and expression. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Could have slightly longer upper arm and be tidier in front action. Well sprung ribs, short loin. Moderate hind angulation. Could be firmer in topline. Nice feet. In super muscle and coat.

Open Bitch

1. West's Ch Starvon Rumour Has It

Really super b. Well balanced, fem head. Correct stop, lovely ears. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Super body and rib. Level topline, slight slope to croup. Enough hind angulation, could just have slightly better hind feet, tends to stand on back of her pads. Sound mover.  Coat is ok. V sound mover. RBIS

Special Working/Agility/Obedience

Both sound movers winner just a bit better in head and topline. Both quite similar for type, good feet and balanced angulation.

1. Upton Rebus

2. Starvon Willamina

Jeff Horswell (Judge)

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