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Open Show Critique 2018  Mrs Ruth Hill (Rostam)

South Western Golden Retriever Club Open Show

September 29th 2018

Thank you to the hard working committee and my Steward Sue for making this a great day. Thank you Exhibitors for all the wonderful dogs I had the opportunity of judging. I was looking for a balanced Golden Retriever without exaggerations. I was happy to find many beautiful dogs who fitted this brief. I was pleased to see lovely heads and expressions on all my winners. Coats were variable with some of the bitches especially well out of coat. It was good to see the full range of colour in our breed. We were blessed with a gorgeous day of sunshine without being too hot. Goldens are always happiest out of doors. In the end movement was often the deciding factor

MINOR PUPPY DOG (2 Entries, 0 absent)
1st Chapman Mr BM & Mrs MV KIDSTON WEAVER

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍Substantial 8 and Half month blonde puppy. He is very balanced for his age presenting a square outline. Good reach of neck and level topline. A well boned young man who needs to tighten up on movement, but moved out well covering the ground. He has a strong head and deep muzzle. BPD and Best Opposite Sex puppy in show
2nd Younger Mrs S MAVISTAN PHAR LAP

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍7 month dog with more golden colour. Not the bone of the first, but moved well on a good length of stride. Pleasing head and expression.

PUPPY DOG (2 Entries, 0 Absent)

1 and 2 repeat

JUNIOR DOG (6 Entries, 0 Absent)
1st McDonald Miss M LAMANCHA MAGICAL MOMENTS JW
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍15 month mid-size blonde dog presenting a clean balanced outline. He has a masculine head and expression but is not overdone. Super dark pigment. Good length of neck into well laid back shoulders. Hind quarters are well set under the body, with a moderate bend of stifle. Firm topline, well held when he moved out across the ring.
2nd Bawden MBE Miss CL GOLDSAND ROCK AND ROLL AT DARTHILL
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍17 month darker good sized boy with a good deep chest and firm topline. Moved out well. Preferred the length of neck and shoulders of the winner.

3rd Walaszkowski-Caines Mrs MJ SOMERSETGOLD JONAGOLD
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Res Chapman Mr BM & Mrs MV KIDSTON WEAVER
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Vhc Gorse Mrs D TASHSHEEN SKY SURFER
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SP YEARLING DOG (2 Entries, 0 Absent)
1st Bawden MBE Miss CL GOLDSAND ROCK AND ROLL AT DARTHILL
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2nd Gorse Mrs D TASHSHEEN SKY SURFER
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍VHC in Junior. 13 months, not as mature as the previous winners. Moves soundly.

NOVICE DOG (3 Entries, 1 Absent)
1st Gorse Mrs D TASHSHEEN SKY SURFER
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2nd Cumming NJ CORRIVERN TAKE A CHANCE
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Unplaced in a good junior class. 15 month blonde with good bone and coat. His movement let him down in the classes today.

DEBUTANT DOG (2 Entries, 0 Absent
1 and 2 repeat.

GRADUATE DOG (1 Entries, 1 Absent)
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POSTGRADUATE DOG (3 Entries, 0 Absent)
1st Giltsoff Mrs V ENDELLION SPINNAKER
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍3 year old handsome dog of good size in full wavy mid golden coat. Masculine head with dark pigment, making a pleasing expression. A well balanced dog who stood out in this class when stacked in the lineup. Movement is sound but could have more drive. Res BD
2nd Walaszkowski-Caines Mrs MJ MURPRILA VINTAGE STAR
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍4 year old bigger framed dog who isn’t as mature and doesn’t have the depth of chest. In good hard condition moving out well in the ring.

3rd Bissell Miss JE WARRENTOR TRIBUTE FOR BISSKIDS
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LIMIT DOG (3 Entries, 2 Absent)
1st Royle Mrs W LAMYATE LORD OF THE MANOR

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Standing alone in this class. A 4 year old mid gold dog of good substance and in good coat. Rather unsettled on the move.

OPEN DOG (3 Entries, 1 Absent)

Two quality entries in this class.
1st McDonald Miss M LAMANCHA JUST MEANT TO BE JW ShCM
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍4 year old mature blonde substantial dog. He excels in his balanced outline. Good reach of neck flows into shoulders and out along the firm topline. Great depth of chest without losing length of leg. Nicely angulated hindquarters set well under body. He moved out with drive across the ring soundly. BD, Res BIS, BOS in show
2nd Bawden MBE Miss CL GOLDLEIGH MACLOUD AT DARTHILL JW

5 year-old mature dog presented in good mid gold coat. He is well built a presenting a balanced outline. Today he did not move as straight or positively as the winner.

VETERAN DOG (6 Entries, 2 Absent)
1st Walaszkowski-Caines Mrs MJ MURPRILA STAR WITNESS
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍7 year old dog good sized dog with well-presented golden coat. Lovely head and expression. He appears longer cast than some but this doesn’t distract from his balance. Shows himself well, free standing with wagging tail. Lovely ground covering stride won him this class and BVIS.
2nd Bawden MBE Miss CL SHEARSTONE RENEGADE AT DARTHILL JW
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍10 year old in great condition and coat. True golden head. Shorter coupled than the winner. Lost out when it came to moving in the ring.

‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍3rd Bissell Miss JE WARRENTOR WESLEY FOR BISSKIDS
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Res Johnson Mr M & Mrs H & Miss L DEVONIVY DIAMOND CUT BY NIALLGOLD
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SPECIAL OPEN DOG OR BITCH (0 Entries, 0 Absent)

SPECIAL BREEDERS DOG OR BITCH (2 Entries, 0 Absent)

Both bitches in this class
1st Hocking Mr PA & Mrs SJ KASPURGOLD RIZZINI
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍14 month smaller blonde bitch who was not in the best of coats. However she had a lovely feminine head with dark points. She had a very balanced outline and moved soundly and steadily.
2nd Cole Mrs LP ROOKSBURY PHANTASIA
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍17 months golden bitch. She is not quite as balanced in outline being longer cast. Not as mature as the winner and could carry more weight. Moved out well covering the ground with a long stride.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (2 Entries, 1 Absent)
1st Turner Ms R MOONSHINE DE RIA VELA OVER AMILONE (IMP ESP) NAF
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Just 6 months and very obviously a minor puppy, but she had a lovely balanced outline with great reach of neck into well laid shoulders, a level topline and well angulated hindquarters. She moved so well for 6 months. BPB and BPIS
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PUPPY BITCH (6 Entries, 2 Absent)

1st Hewitson Mrs G SERUILIA SPLASH OF CLASS

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Mid gold bitch of 10 months of good size in lovely wavy coat. Lovely head and expression with dark eye. Stands very square with hindquarters set well under the body. Moves soundly but is carrying too much weight at the moment which affects her movement.
2nd Russell Miss S ROSINANTE CRYSTAL CLEAR
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ 9month old smaller golden bitch who had a good balanced outline and moved with a good stride

3rd Russell Miss S ROSINANTE MIRABELLE
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Res Ellis Mr KM & Mrs LT GOLDLEIGH NOVEMBER STORM
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JUNIOR BITCH (7 Entries, 4 Absent)
1st Merrick Mr JE, Mrs JN & Miss J STORMERICK CONSTANCE

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍13 month blonde bitch. Mature for age, with a lovely head and expression. A reach of neck that flowed into a firm topline. She showed good balance. Moved out with drive and precision. Considered for reserve BB but lost out on maturity to her dam.
2nd Hocking Mr PA & Mrs SJ KASPURGOLD RIZZINI

3rd Cole Mrs LP ROOKSBURY PHANTASIA

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SP YEARLING BITCH (8 Entries, 2 Absent)
1st Lewis Mrs S & Miss M LOVEHAYNE BIJOU AMONG FAIRWINDS JW
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍19 month mature blonde bitch of good quality. Beautiful head and expression. Great angulation and shown in good hard muscled condition. She displays substance without being overdone. Lovey balanced outline. On the move she drives from her well-developed hindquarters covering the ground easily with a sound eye-catching stride. BB and BIS
2nd Clarke Mrs JM & Mr MP SUNNYOAK CHERRY BLOSSOM
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍18 month blonde bitch who shows many of the characteristics of the winner. Not so mature as the winner. Her movement is sound with a good length of stride Unlucky to meet the BIS.

3rd Hocking Mr PA & Mrs SJ KASPURGOLD RIZZINI
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Res Cole Mrs LP ROOKSBURY PHANTASIA
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Vhc Scuffle Mrs J & Fleming Mrs C GILLBRYAN FAIRY CAKE
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NOVICE BITCH (5 Entries, 2 Absent)
1st Merrick Mr JE, Mrs JN & Miss J STORMERICK CONSTANCE
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2nd Hewitson Mrs G SERUILIA SPLASH OF CLASS

3rd Hocking Mr PA & Mrs SJ KASPURGOLD RIZZINI
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DEBUTANT BITCH (6 Entries, 3 Absent)
1 and 2 and 3 repeat.


GRADUATE BITCH (2 Entries, 1 Absent)
1st Cole Mrs LP ROOKSBURY PHANTASIA

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POSTGRADUATE BITCH (6 Entries, 3 Absent)
1st Lee-Peach Mr C & Mrs C AUDEAMUS LADY OF THE ISLES

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍2 year old blonde bitch of substance. Of good size with a pleasing head and expression. Adequate neck into good shoulders and a strong firm top line, held well on the move. Short coupled with hindquarters well set under the body. She present a balanced picture and moves well, but could have more drive Not in full coat today
2nd Hutchinson Mrs J LARGYMORE LOVE ME TOO OF TRETHELLAN
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍4 year old smaller darker bitch with a great outline. She moves very soundly and with good ground covering stride.

3rd Gibson Mr C & Mrs W GILLBRYAN FAIRY DUST AT GEMMARIQUE
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LIMIT BITCH (4 Entries, 1 Absent)
1st Merrick Mr JE, Mrs JN & Miss J STORMERICK ABBEY CRUNCH

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍4 year old mid gold bitch in good coat. Of good size and substance. Another one with a lovely head and expression. Slightly longer cast than some of the bitches but is still very balanced. Her correct angulation enabled her to move with great drive around the ring. Good “ring presence” from this very attractive girl Res BB
2nd Ellis Mr KM & Mrs LT SHEARSTONE DIVA IN DECEIT AT GOLDLEIGH
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Mid gold 6 year old who is very well made. Shorter coupled than the winner but, while the movement is sound, she didn’t have the driving action of the winner.

3rd Armitage Mrs DJ WARRENTOR PLUM DUFF OF NAKURU
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OPEN BITCH (6 Entries, 2 Absent)
1st Clarke Mrs JM & Mr MP BRAMBLEBRIAR RAINBOW ROSE FOR SUNNYOAK
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Blonde 6 year old bitch of good size. She is short coupled and has good angulation front and rear. Great outline and very pleasing head and expression. Today lacked coat which held her back in the challenge
2nd Turner Miss R GRAIN OF GOLD'S ARWEN OF AMILONE (IMP SWE)
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍5 year old mid gold bitch of good size and substance. Standing she also presents a very well balanced outline. In better coat but was not at all steady on the move today

3rd Ellis Mr KM & Mrs LT GOLDLEIGH MIDNIGHT SKYE
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Res Russell Miss S ROSINANTE CLASSIQUE JW


VETERAN BITCH (4 Entries, 2 Absent)
1st Ellis Mr KM & Mrs LT BRAMBLEBRIAR CLOUDBERRY AT GOLDLEIGH

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍7 year old blonde who was also not in a good coat. Good size and substance with a very balanced outline. She moves straight with a good stride. BVB
2nd Gibson Mr C & Mrs W MELOAK DANCING SKY AT GEMMARIQUE JW ShCM
‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Wonderful 13 year old blonde in full coat. Bigger bitch, longer cast, but balanced. For 13 she moves well but had to give way to the drive of the much younger bitch.

Ruth E Hill Judge.



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