I would like to thank the Crufts committee for the very kind invitation for me to judge Swedish Vallhunds. I had a very enjoyable day I would like to thank my two stewards Joyce and Jean who did a great job and kept my ring running smoothly. Thank you to those who entered under me and especially to those exhibitors who travelled from Scandinavia and Holland. Having judged my breed in many countries over the past number of years I feel I ought to give a concise overview of where I feel the breed in the UK stands today. Temperaments on the whole were very good. Size and substance were good. Correct head shape and eyes shape were good. Ear size and carriage were also good. Also mouths in all exhibits were excellent. Coat texture on the whole was good although I found quite a number which did not have the correct harsh outer coat. The majority had the correct harness and mask markings although some are becoming too light in colour. Markings should always be distinct. I found a few which were far too wide in front this needs to be addressed. Some had sickle hocks which rocked from side to side on the move which I found more prevalent in males. Some are becoming too short in body which coupled with bad shoulder placement and wide fronts allows the topline to rise especially from behind the withers to tail. Tail sets and carriage were good to excellent. Some have become very lazy on the move the vallhund is a herder they should move out with reach and drive and effortlessly and with animation. Lastly I feel I MUST mention I found some dogs who were dirty and had a heavy dog odour . Please this is Crufts surely if you are exhibiting at the Worlds largest and most prestigious dog show one can at least find the time to bath their dogs . Or any dog show for that matter. A vallhund is such an easy breed to bath. I find it very insulting to the breed and to the judge. Given all of the aforementioned. I was very happy with my overall winners and I was really happy to see my BOB Winner give such a good account of himself in the Big Ring.
Well Done and Thank You
VD (6, 1) 1. Johannessons Multi Ch Fixans Gote Vast. (Sweden) Super male 11 years old masculine head dark almond shaped eye lovely reach of neck good forechest good underline excellent topline in excellent coat and condition correct harness markings. This male has lovely ring presence which he really extols when he is on the move he has wonderful reach and drive. Best Veteran. 2. Patersons & Wests Ch Starvon Wishful Thinking. Nice male with correct wedged shaped head correct bite good ear size and carriage very well balanced body very good topline and tailset. The best of pigmentation throughout with excellent harness markings. Moved very freely coming and going. 3. Allsops Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking (imp Swed)
PD NO ENTRIES JD (2) 1. Jones Tanellis Bloomin William. Really liked this young male masculine wedged shaped head dark eye and lovely alert expression. Correct bite. Good front and lovely reach of neck has excellent body ratio and level topline. Excellent tail set held well both on the move and standing. Correct markings on both head and body. Good coat and condition. Moved very soundly and looked well in side profile. Although it was a long day for him he gave a very good account of himself in the challenge. I was very happy to award him the Res CC. 2. Allens Kintallis Tangled in Tinsel Of Kitsam. Another nice young male just preferred the expression of 1 and tended to be rather lazy on the move so would have preferred more animation on the move. That said he has a good masculine wedged shaped head and correct ear set dark correct shaped eye. Nice reach of neck. Correct bite Good body ratio and excellent tail set. In lovely coat and condition. Good harness markings.
PG (3) 1. Pallatinas Starvon The Dark Knight With Valltineya. Very smart young male took my eye with his overall body shape and correct ratio. Correct masculine wedged shaped head medium dark eye. Correct bite. lovely reach of neck good forechest correct front and tight feet. Excellent coat pigment and good harness markings. Very sound on the move. I considered him for the Res CC. 2. Peacocks - Jacksons Starvon Double Agent At Kirkholme. Another nice male Has correct wedged shaped head excellent ear set and correct bite. Alert expression correct almond shaped eye. Very nice reach of neck and good forechest. Tight feet and level topline good markings on head and body. Well handled. Tends to be slighty close behind in hock and would prefer more animation on the move. 3. Hackneys Starvon Bring It On.
LD (5) 1. Lees Eriksfjord Brave Charm. Nice male masculine wedged shaped head correct bite and good ear set which he used really well. Excellent dark eye and alert expression excellent pigmentation throughout. Very nice balanced body level topline good tail set and good rear angulation. Won the class on his sound animated movement moved out very well with reach and drive. 2. Ballies Pepperthyme Winter Storm. Nice male correct wedged shaped head dark eye and correct bite. Very nice balanced body and correct ratios. Nice reach of neck and good front. Tight feet. Nice bone and substance. Good pigment. Good topline and underline. Moved a little sluggish behind and would have preferred more animation on the move. 3. Drinkwaters Galerita Goji Berrie.
OD (8) 1. Pallatinas CH Starvon All Eyes On Me At Valltineya. Really liked this red male has lovely presence and nice attitude in the ring. The best of wedged shaped heads lovely almond shaped eye. lovely expression. Correct bite excellent ear carriage and excellent pigmentation. Excellent reach of neck Level topline excellend bone and substance tight feet and good rear angulation. Good tail set. Correct harness and head markings. Moved out with reach and drive. Very well handled. He proved himself in the challenge with his steady and purposeful movement holding his topine. Very happy to award him the CC and later BOB. 2. Fithrens & Russells Dutch CH Hurstfield Renen Dasher At Rusern. Masculine head correct shaped wedge with good skull and muzzle lovely dark eye and good bite correct ear set. Lovely reach of neck good forechest and depth of chest. Good front and feet. Level topline and very nice overall balanced body. Correct tail set. Moved very soundly coming and going. 3. Uitendaals Norinkiines Balder De Bombe.
GCDS (1) 1 . lees Eriksfjord Brave Charm.
VB. (1) 1. Stockbridges Thorjakker Topsy Turvy At Valladar. 7 years old feminine wedged shaped head correct bite and dark eye. Good ear set and soft expression. Good bone and good body shape level topline and nice rear angulation in nice coat and condition. Well marked on body and head. Moved soundly.
PB. (1) 1. Koelemans Westorps Shinning Red Star. Loved this little girl very sweet feminine puppy nice head shape and lovely alert expression dark eye correct bite and correct ear set which she used well. Lovely red pigmentation on her head and body. Balanced body shape and level topline nice front and tight feet. Moved very well with reach and drive. Very happy to award her Best Puppy.
JB. (2) 1. Dodds Tanellis Bloomin Primrose. Liked this young bitch very much lovely type and has a pretty feminine wedged shaped head good bite and lovely dark eye. Excellent ear set and used very well. Lovely body shape with correct ratios. Excellent topline good front and tight feet. Excellent markings. Moved very soundly with reach and drive. 2. Linneys Tanellis Bloomin Tigerlily. Litter sister to 1 quite different in type. Feminine head correct bite good ear set. Good reach of neck. Level topline. For me too long in body and tends to move close behind. But has good bone and feet and nice markings.
PG (5) 1. Zbiluts & Yacomens Starvon Déjà vu. Very pretty girl feminine head and lovely expression correct bite and nice ear set lovely balanced body and correct ratios. Lovely reach of neck good shoulders and level topline good front and nice rear angulation very good tail set in lovely coat and condition moved very soundly at the correct pace. Very well handled indeed both dog and young handler did very well on such a big occasion. 2. Howes Dangas Diva X-Dotter Of Valaller (imp swed). Nice bitch feminine wedged shaped head correct bite and good ear set. Very dark pigment though out nice body shape and size. Would prefer a tighter front. Excellent markings good tail set. Moved well but her front tended to let her down. 3. Poultons Meddobe Spice Girl.
LB (3) 1. Koelemans Aswallens Kajsa Kornett. Very pretty bitch, darkest of eyes and lovely expression excellent ear set correct bite lovely reach of neck into good shoulders the best of body shapes and level topline good bone and feet good rear angulation excellent body and mask markings. Moved very soundly. 2. Days & Peacocks Starvon Binit Sinit Dunit With Kirkholme. Feminine head but would prefer more wedged shaped. Dark eye correct bite nice reach of neck. Didn’t use her ears to the best advantage Would prefer a better topline. Unfortunately she wasn’t enjoying her day and I could not fully assess her movement as she was not happy on the move.
OB. (10) 1. Uitendaals CIB CH Sharinjah Simasuu. Loved this girl very pretty feminine head correct bite and lovely expression correct wedged shaped head. lovely ear set and used well. Excellent front and good bone and feet. good fore chest and depth of chest. Lovely reach of neck into good shoulders level topline and nice rear angulation correct tail set good feet and over all very good body shape. In lovely coat and fit condition. This girl won this class on her true sound extending and driving movement she floated around the ring effortlessly in side profile she was a joy to watch I had no hesitation in awarding her the CC. 2. Johannessons Dangas Asta X-Dotter. Another very nice bitch so sound and like 1 in very fit condition feminine head but would just prefer slightly more stop dark expressive eyes correct bite and lovely ear set. Excellent reach of neck into clean shoulders and level topline good underlines and correct tail set. Lovely balanced body shape. Good markings and tight feet. Strong rear end. Aagin moved very soundly coming and going. I recalled her to challenge for the Res CC which I was very happy to award her. 3. Diamonds CH Eriksfjord Aurora Charm
GCDS. (1) 1. Amons CH Mystarz Lavish Loitsu To Peppertyme. Feminine bitch correct wedged shaped head alert dark eye and lovely expression. Correct bite and good ear set. Good reach of neck into nice shoulders good topline. Very nice body shape very good bone and good tail set. Correct markings. Would have liked more animation on the move but moved soundly.
Karen Gilliland BA Hons.
Scottish Kennel Club
Puppy Dog: No entries
Junior Dog: 2.
1st: Peacock-Jackson’s : STARVON DOUBLE TROUBLE AGENT AT KIRKHOLME
Just out of puppy a very nice youngster with a good head, correct shape, eyes oval and dark. Well defined facial and harness markings. Nicely boned, of good size, nice reach of neck flowing into nice lay of shoulders. Level top line, rear angulation good, moved well.
2nd: Simpson’s: MYSTARZ MUZIK MAESTRO OF VALLHOLME
Smaller in size than one and at the moment going through his “junior growing stage” so wasn’t at his best. Good facial and harness markings, good reach of neck. Have seen him move a lot better than he did today.
Post Graduate Dog: 1.
1st: Drinkwater’s: GALERITA GOJI BERRIE
Slightly out of coat but what he had was nice and dense with good markings. Nice head, dark in eye, correct ear carriage, good depth of chest. When on the move, good rear movement, level top line. Reserve CC.
Limit Dog: No entries.
Open Dog: 2
1st: Peacock-Jackson’s: CH. PEPPERTHYME GOLDEN NOBLE AT KIRKHOLME
A dog that I have always liked, looking good and in full coat. Nice head good strong muzzle, dark oval eyes, good reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, correct front, well knuckled feet, when on the move kept his top line and had good rear movement. Dog CC
2nd: Fithern & Russell’s: BEL CH LILLE VIKING’S IVAR AT RUSERN (Imp.Che.)
Another nice dog with good markings. Oval shaped eyes, well placed ears that he used to his advantage. Longer in body than 1st. Did not move too well today.
Veteran Dog: No entries.
Puppy Bitch: No entries.
Junior Bitch: 1
1st: Fithern & Russell’s: HURSTFIELD CHI GODESS AT RUSERN
Another junior that is going through her “growing stage”.
A nice bitch with a pleasant head, dark oval eyes, good ear carriage, reach of neck, lay of shoulders. Good facial and body markings. Kept her top line when on the move, moved with drive. Once bodied up should do well, one to watch for in the future .
Post Graduate Bitch: No entries.
Limit Bitch: 2
1st: Diamond’s: ERIKSFJORD AURORA CHARM.
A pretty looking bitch a bit smaller in body but proportion wise correct. Nice head with a good stop, would have liked a slightly longer muzzle. Erect ears that she used continuously, dark in eye, nicely boned and well-muscled, in good coat. Moved with plenty of drive, a pleasure to go over. Reserve CC
2nd: Offord’s : RUSERN CRADLE OF LOVE AT KIMAROFF.
Another youngster that is going through the “growing stage” and also shedding her coat.
I have seen this bitch many a time and have always liked her,her move it is a shame when one so young has to enter into Limit class. Nice shaped head, oval eyes, good ear carriage and reach of neck. Correct body proportion, 2/3, good facial and saddle markings. Did not move too well today have seen better.
Open Bitch: 1
1st: Drinkwater’s: CH GALERITA HOLLIE BERRIE
A well matured Bitch in full coat. Good strong head, correct ear carriage, dark eyes, strong muzzle, good reach of neck, correct markings, good strong front, well boned. Good rear angulation, moved with plenty of drive. Bitch CC
Judge: Jan Wilton
NORDIC SHOW 25/11/17
Thank you to the committee of the Finnish Spitz Club for the invite to judge Swedish Vallhunds and to my very helpful stewards. All exhibits had correct dentition and good oval feet.
It was so nice to see so many puppies out for the first time. They will all change places over and over again and hopefully their owner will have a lot of fun.
1st. Miss J Stockbridge Valladar Call of Duty 7month very masculine grey sable puppy. Good wedge shaped head with lovely dark eyes and strong lower jaw. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders. Level topline and slightly sloping croup. Nicely angulated behind with a powerful rear which he used well on the move. Very sound. BP AND RBOB
2nd. Mesdames Perry and Etches. Starvon Cryptic Spyda. Wish I could have placed this as an equal first. Another 7 month baby and as above. These two will change places many times I am sure. He has a lovely masculine wedge shaped head and dark eyes. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders. Level top line into a good croup. Lovely bone. Powerful on the move and very sound.
3rd. Mrs R Peacock-Jackson Starvon Double Trouble at Kirkholme. The next three puppies were all litter mates and all will again swap places many times. 6 Month baby Good head and dark eye with nice reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Level topline and moved very well although a little loose like you expect for a baby of this age.. Slightly finer in build to the previous two but very typy. Will be watching these babies with interest.
JUNIOR. 2 (1)
1. Mesdames Perry and Etches. As 2nd in Puppy
POST GRADUATE 2
1st. Mr Mrs Lee. Eriksfjord Brave Charm. Nearly 2 year old very masculine dog with a lovely head and darkest of eyes. Well set ears and a mischievous look. Good length of neck going into well laid shoulders. Level topline into a good croup ending in a well placed tail. Well boned and excellent muscle tone. Very fit boy. Strong powerful movement and very sound. BOB
2nd. Mr Mrs M & K Philips. Katrina Des Fumees Due Nord (imp Bel). 6 year old bitch. Feminine head and dark eye. Nice level topline but a little fine in build. Was unsettled on the move although sound.
1st. Mrs S Sibley Thorjakker Hundi Homnelvik. 4 year old dog who is developing nicely although fond of his own voice. Masculine head, well set ears and dark eye. Strong under jaw. Level top line going into a good croup. Well laid shoulders and good rear angulation and very well muscled. Good bone and sound on the move.
2nd. Miss Pallatina Starvon All Eyes On Me at Valltineya. Attractive 2Year old red dog with a good masculine head and dark eyes. Well placed ears and strong lower jaw. Well laid shoulders and good bone. Top line a little unsettled today and for me a shade short in the loin. Well muscled and sound on the move.
OPEN DOG 2
1st. Mrs R Peacock-Jackson. Ch Pepperthyme Golden Noble at Kirkholme. 6 year old Mature dog with good head and well placed ears. Dark eyes. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders. Level top line into good croup and nice spitz tail. Good muscle tone and sound on the move.
2nd. Ms L Patterson Asgardr Valhalos Sargas at Eriksfjord (imp LTU). 2 year old red male who was such a happy boy today. A little small at the moment but is all there just needs to develop now. Good head and dark eye. Level top line and great waggy tail. Well muscled and sound on the move.
OPEN BITCH 1
1st. Mr Mrs Philips Ch Starvon Willamina. Nearly 7 year old bitch. Very feminine head with lovely dark eye and expression. Good length of neck and well laid shoulders. Level topline. Would prefer more pronounced harness markings but does not detract from a very typy bitch. Very sound on the move. Lost out to top honours due to lack of fitness. BOS
1st. Ms L Paterson Ch Candace the Scandanavian. Fully mature 9 year old male in good hard condition. Does not belie his age as a good vallhund shouldn't. Dark eye and masculine head. Good markings. Level top line and powerful rear. Sound on the move.
Leeds Champ show
I would like to thank Leeds Champ Show for inviting me to judge Swedish Vallhunds for the first time giving CC’s in Swedish Vallhunds at their show and to all exhibitors for their entry.
Puppy dog (1) D.M. & J.E. Wilton Meddobe Spice’s Endeavour
10 month old puppy of good size, nice bone and feet. Nice head Dark eye and correct mouth. Level topline held on the move. Good angles, moved well. BP
Limit Dog (1) S. Sibley Thorjakker Hundi Homnelvik
4 year old dog shown in nice hard condition. Nice head, well carried ears and good shaped eyes Good length of back with good front and nice angulation. Moved well pleased to award him RCC
Open Dog (2) 1 abs W. Amon Multi Ch Svedala Billy Busvader at Pepperthyme (Imp Sw)
6 year old dog of good breed type. Lovely head, dark well shaped eyes well carried ears, good dentition. Lovely front assembly going into good well arched feet. Level topline and good angles. Moved well covering the ground. Pleased to award him CC and BOB.
Veteran Dog (1) M. Bottomley Vallier Bosse of Vimsa
At almost 12 years of age looking very good for his years. Nice head and expression, strong neck going into level topline. Moved well looking to please his handler.
Post Grad Bitch (3) 1st K. Diamond Eriksfjord Auroro Charm
A lovely 18 month old bitch shown in good hard condition. Lovely dark mask, nice dark eye and well carried ears. Nice Front and good feet. Good neck going into a level topline. At the moment is immature but should have a good future. Moved well.
2nd P. Drinkwater Trykeria Daleesha
A very nice bitch at 21 months still has a lot to come. She has a lovely head and expression, good eye and correct ear carriage. Good pigment and correct dentition. Good topline Showed and moved well.
3rd Cameron&Woods Bowkol Dragon Dancer
Limit Bitch (4) 1 abs 1st R & D Dodd Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis
A 2 year old bitch shown in superb condition. She has a lovely feminine head and pleasing expression. Nice dark eye of good shape, well carried ears and good pigmentation. Good feet and good angulation. She showed and moved with purpose and drive. Pleased to award her bitch CC & BOS
2nd Day&West Starvon Yakety Yak
Another quality bitch of medium size. Nice head and Expression, nice outline with good front and nice feet. Nice angulation and good topline. Moved well.
3rd L.C.&G.D. Simpson Starvon You Sexy Thing of Vallholme.
Open Bitch (3) 1st W. Amon Ch Pepperthyme Theodora
A 4 year old well constructed feminine bitch. Nice head with good expression. Nice dark eye Correct dentition and pigmentation. Good front and Feet. Level topline moved well. RCC
2nd L.C&G.D. Simpson Eriksfjord Dream Bunny
6 year old compact bitch of good type. Nice head, dark eye, Neat ears, good pigmentation. Level topline Shown and handled well.
3rd D.M&J.E. Wilton Pepperthyme Nightingale at Meddobe
Veteran (3) 1st Cameron&Woods Castleavery Gold Gaiety for Bowkol
A good size strong quality bitch of 9 years old. Lovely head and expression, nice dark eye and well carried ears. Well constructed which allows her a Good powerful movement covering the ground with Ease. BV.
2nd W. Amon Ned Ch Onderaan de Gele Berg Ylra at Pepperthyme (Imp Nld)
10 year old quality bitch. Pleasing head and expression, dark eye, well carried ears, correct dentition. Good front and nice angulation. Good topline, moved well.
3rd M. Bottomley Stillmoor Kerrybella of Vimsa
S. Drinkwater Judge.
National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society 2017
Most enjoyable day at this fabulous show, on such a special occasion. Huge thank you for this opportunity to judge the Vallhunds, and thank you for bringing such a
quality entry. Spoiled for choice, which made it very enjoyable. Pleased to see the BOB shortlisted in the group.
BEST OF BREED : AMON Ms W Ch Pepperthyme Theodora
Dog CC : ALLSOP Mrs V J Ch Eldahastens Bobbo Viking (Imp) Sh.CM
Res Dog CC : AMON Ms W Multi Ch Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme (Imp)
Bitch CC : AMON Ms W Ch Pepperthyme Theodora
Res Bitch CC : DRINKWATER Mrs P J Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira
Best Puppy : DRINKWATER Mr & Mrs A J & S Galerita Goji Berrie
Best Veteran :ALLSOP Mrs V J Ch Eldahastens Bobbo Viking (Imp) Sh.CM
Class PD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: DRINKWATER Mr & Mrs A J & S Galerita Goji Berrie, balanced strong masculine head, marked stop, good strong muzzle and underjaw, lovely dark oval eye, at the moment needs to tighten in elbow, good reach of well arched neck, lovely firm level topline, very well held on the move, good rear angulation with lovely bend of stifle, stands lovely and straight from the rear, well set and carried tail, moves out well. BP
Class PGD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: PALLATINA Miss L Starvon All Eyes On Me At Valltineya, 21 month old red boy who is very mature for his age, gentle balanced but masculine head, marked stop, correct gently rounded almost flat skull, very well placed and used ears of good size, dark tight oval eye, good strong muzzle and underjaw, does stand a little rear high at times but levelled out on the move, very good depth of chest and moved very well.
2nd: LEE Mr & Mrs G & S Eriksfjord Brave Charm, really liked this 18 month old boy, but much slower maturing type and he’s at a slightly leggy stage at the moment making him look a little too square in outline, but so promising, gorgeous head with very good markings, very well constructed and moves accordingly, needs to drop in chest, lovely bone and substance, well set and carried tail and moved so well.
3rd: HACKNEY Mr & Mrs P & C Starvon All About Me
Class LD (1 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: SIBLEY Mrs S Thorjakker Hundi Homnelvik, 4 year old very active and full of himself, very alert boy, attractive balanced masculine head, lovely strong markings, good stop, correct muzzle to skull ratio, nice strong muzzle, well placed and very well used ears, correct overall outline, good bone and substance, lovely tight well arched feet, well set and carried very waggy tail, efficient and fluid mover, just dropped into pacing at times. Considered him a strong contender for the Reserve CC and with a bit more maturity he will surely have his day.
Class OD (5 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: AMON Ms W Multi Ch Svedala Billy Busvader At Pepperthyme (Imp) , loved this 6 year old male’s head and his overall substance and firm condition. Excellent skull and muzzle proportions, good strength of muzzle and underjaw, very well filled head, tight dark oval eye, and well placed and used ears, he has a beautiful expression. Very strong in front, with good width and bone and nice tight elbows, fabulous depth of chest, very well ribbed, short strong loin, strong in topline, a little short in backline, he is balanced overall, but could have a little more angulation front and rear, steady sound mover, but could be a little more efficient. RCC
2nd: LEWIS Miss P D Ch Starvon Vanquish Sh.CM, 6 year old red boy, very much the finished article and one I have greatly admired in the past, love this boys overall balance of outline, flowing shape with nothing out of place. Very gentle in head, still good proportions and still masculine, really lovely dark eye, well set and used ears, strong bone, good width throughout, holds lovely strong level topline, moves with lovely drive from well angulated rear, but unfortunately today carrying too much weight to really complete the picture.
3rd: PEACOCK-JACKSON Mrs R Ch Pepperthyme Golden Noble At Kirkholme
Res: DRINKWATER Mr & Mrs A J & S Eriksfjord Taikuus
VHC: PRICE Mrs J Starvon Xpress Delivery at Coningsbear Sh.CM
Class VD (3 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: ALLSOP Mrs V J Ch Eldahastens Bobbo Viking (Imp) Sh.CM, this boy belies his age when he moves which is what won the day. Spot on outline and proportions, has a very strong masculine head of good proportions and fill, lovely dark eyes, well set ear, missing some pigment on nose, love his temperament, strong bone and width throughout, lovely tight elbows, strong well arched feet, well angled rear, holds strong level topline, powers round the ring with the most economical, effortless movement, covering the ground with ease. CC
2nd: PEACOCK-JACKSON Mrs R Vallier Donatello At Kirkholme, this boy had the keenest most alert expression helped by the most striking markings, lovely dark boy, very handsome. Gorgeous dark eyes, lovely pigment, perfectly placed ears, strong bone and pleasing size, good angulation, topline just slopes a way a little to rear and he could be a little stronger in rear action, such an eye catching, handsome boy.
Class PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: DIAMOND Miss K Eriksfjord Aurora Charm, very smart 18 month old young lady, so pretty, beautiful markings, good dark oval eye and well set mobile ears, lovely reach of neck, nice tight elbows, very good bone, good depth of chest, super level toplines, good underline, a compact girl who now needs a little more overall length for perfect balance, sound mover, seriously considered for reserve ticket.
2nd: DAY, Mrs & WEST Mrs A F Starvon Yakety Yak, 4 year old girl with very good balance of outline, pleasing feminine head, gorgeous tight dark eye, lighter coloured girl, so not as much definition of markings, bit out of coat today, not quite the bone of one, could use a little more forechest, but chest is of good depth, level topline well held and moves out with lots of drive from behind.
Class OB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: AMON Ms W Ch Pepperthyme Theodora, 4 year old red really beautiful girl, loved her overall proportions, balanced well filled feminine head, tight oval dark eyes, good size ears, which she has a tendency to drop at times, well used when something takes her attention. Lovely reach and arch to neck, beautiful coat and condition, good for bone and substance, good width and depth to chest, correct forechest, strong level topline, good underline, tight arched feet, stands lovely to front and rear, lovely to go over as nothing out of place, such a sound, steady mover. CC
2nd: DRINKWATER Mrs P J Candace Sea Of Dreams At Trykeira, really taken with this 8 year old girl, beautiful type, and she was on form, never stopped making the most of herself. Loved her head for balance and strength yet still feminine, strong muzzle, pleasing stop, coat in excellent order and lovely markings, very good overall outline in profile, loved her size and substance, nice tight feet, just tended to turn out front feet a little, and could just have a little more width of chest, lovely and straight from behind, good angulation balanced front and rear, another effortless mover, just a tad close coming towards. RCC
3rd: 2273 DRINKWATER Mr & Mrs A J & S Ch Galerita Hollie Berrie
Res: 2265 ALLSOP Mrs V J Karmore Cornish Maid
Judge: Mrs Karen Kennedy
East of England Champ show
Saturday 8th July 2017
I would like to thank East of England for inviting me to judge Swedish Vallhunds at their show and to all exhibitors for entering under me making my day very enjoyable with lovely dogs to judge.
Puppy dog (1) D.M. & J.E. Wilton Meddobe Spice’s Endeavour
9 month old dog of nice size, pleasing head and expression, well carried ears, medium good shape eyes. Good reach of neck going into good topline, well carried tail on the move. BP
Yearling dog (1) G & S. Lee Eriksfjord Brave Charm
Stood alone in the class but a worthy winner. 18 month old dog shown in good condition. Good size, pleasing head with dark muzzle, dark eye. good pigmentation. Correct scissor bite. Well laid shoulders, good topline held on the move. Good angulation. Moved well.
Open Dog (3) 1st W. Amon Ch/Swe/Fin Ch Svedala Billy Busvader at Pepperthyme (Imp Swe)
6 year old dog. Very good head and expression, well carried ears, nice dark eyes of good shape. Good mouth with dark pigmentation. Strong neck carrying into a good topline. Good harsh coat. Good front and rear angulation. Moved with ease with his handler. CC and BOB. Pleased to see him awarded Pastoral Group 4.
2nd R.A Peacock-Jackson Ch Pepperthyme Golden Noble at Kirkholme
6 year old dog of good quality. Slightly lighter in build than 1. Good head and expression, well carried ears, correct mouth. Good front with good extension. Good topline held well on the move. Well carried tail. RCC.
3rd S. Coombes Mystarz Jaunty Jaegar.
Veteran Dog (1) V.J. Allsop Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCM (Imp Swe)
10 year old dog in very good condition not showing his years. Good head and expression, Well carried ears, dark good shaped eyes. Correct dentition with good pigment. Good front. nice feet, good angulation. Moved well. BV.
Yearling Bitch (1) P .Drinkwater Trykeria Daleesha
21 month old bitch shown in good condition. Good head, dark eye, well carried ears, Correct dentition. Good feet with correct front and rear angulation. Good topline well held on the move.
Post Grad Bitch (1) 1 abs
Limit Bitch (3)
1st R & D Dodd Hurstfield Renen Vixen at Tanellis
2 year old bitch with a good harsh coat. Pleasing head, dark eye, correct dentition. Good front and rear angulation, good topline moved well with drive keeping the topline held. RCC
2nd L.C.&G.D. Simpson Starvon You Sexy Thing of Vallholme.
3 year old bitch shown in good condition. Nice head with pleasing expression. A little fine in bone and substance needs time to mature. Moved well
3rd P.J&J.M. Rand Hurstfield Renen Dancer at Kintalis.
Open Bitch (4) 1 abs. 1st W. Amon Ch Pepperthyme Theodora
A 4 year old medium size quality bitch. Strong feminine head with good expression. Well carried ears, dark nice shape eyes, good mouth with dark pigmentation. Nice feet, Good front and rear angulation. Strong neck, level topline, well carried tail, moved well covering the ground with ease at one with the handler. CC
2nd L.C&G.D. Simpson Eriksfjord Dream Bunny
Nice 6 year old bitch with a pleasing head and expression. Dark eyes, neat ears, correct dentition. Good front and rear angles, good feet. Nice harsh coat. Moved well.
3rd D.M&J.E. Wilton Pepperthyme Nightingale at Meddobe
Veteran (1) W. Amon Ned Ch Onderaan de Gele Berg Ylra at Pepperthyme (Imp Nld)
10 year old bitch of good quality not showing her age. Pleasing head and expression, well carried ears, dark eye, correct dentition. Good front and rear angles, nice feet. Good topline held on the move.