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.