Judge: – Miss Helen Wall (Goldwyn)
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club held a breed championship show at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. I was very honoured to have been asked by the committee and members to judge this special platinum show held on Saturday the 12th November 2016. The Committee worked very hard making this a fantastic and memorable day, so for this I thank them. I would like to extend my thanks to my stewards Frank Reader and Peter Rhodes who kept the ring running smoothly and supported me through-out the day. I would also like thank each and every exhibitor for entering under me and for taking my decisions sportingly. My Best Dog (CC Winner) was CH Manark Murphys Law, Res Best Dog (Res CC Winner) was CH Jazz De Power Breton and my Best Puppy Dog Winner was Dazmarnic Know Wot I Mean.
Veteran Dog: – 26 Ent, 16 Abs
1st Peacock’s Dringshaw Stoner – Red Fawn & White, Thank you to the owners for letting me judge this handsome lad again, I judged this dog some 6yrs ago and boy I wasn’t disappointed then and now. He has a lovely breed type head, neat rose ears that set of his alert expression, correct mouth and bite, short neck tapering onto well placed shoulders. A Straight front with good width, short in coupling to a good back end. Superbly handled and moved well for his owner. Well done.
2nd Carson’s Rapstaff Rock and Roller at Bultery – B/BR with white chest, this nearly 8yrs old dog has a nice clean head and not overdone, dark round eyes. Straight in front with well boned legs. Enough rib and top line good, backend sound with hocks let down. Moved and handled ok.
3rd Price’s Little Beau Geste
Minor Puppy Dog: – 5 Ent, 1 Abs
1st Jordan’s Dazmarnic Know Wot I Mean – A Top quality red puppy with promise that took my eye straight away in this class. A balanced head piece with nice dark eyes, ample stop & neat ears. Clean tight lips with plenty of underjaw and correct mouth. Good shoulders & a straight front, he has enough bone & was up on his pasterns with well-padded feet. Nice amount of rib for a youngster, top line level that he held at all times, hindquarters developing nicely with a good bend of stifle. He did however get the better of his lady owner but was moved enough around the ring to assess his movement, BPD & BPIS.
2nd Southhall’s Beckash Up N’ Atem – Another smart youngster, a black boy with a lovely head shape & keen expression, dark round eyes. Ears set a little higher than the first placing. Nice shapely body as you would want for his age, rib coming along well too, nice length of body with a good top line. Backend & rear angulation also good. In lovely condition & moved and handled well.
3rd Carson’s Bethalees’s Khal Drogo
Puppy Dog: – 10 Ent, 1 Abs
1st Rehouma & Desmazes Men in Black of Zynajoy – Black with white chest, a very tidy youngster, and his balance won him this class, lovely head proportions with eye and ear placement correct, nice straight front with enough width. Short coupled with ample rib for his age, back end ok with correct angulation and enough width to balance out this youngster.
2nd Allsopp’s Rubericla Trailbreaker – Another puppy showing much promise, clean head, correct eye and ear placement, good bite, sound neck and shoulders, Good front, clean top line, nicely bodied for age, nice turn of stifle, moved well both ways.
3rd Marshallsay’s Fergustaff Jack Frost
Junior Dog:-20 Ent, 5 Abs
1st Higham’s Callastaff Lakeland Lad – A standard boy with a beautiful head, strong & clean giving off that typical Stafford expression, dark eyes & ears nicely set, good mouth, nice short clean muzzle with a good under jaw. Body shaping up nice showing a pleasing outline. Shoulders well laid back, with a clean front and good bone. Body compacted with nice amount of rib, top line good which he kept level on the move. Rear hindquarters good with a bend of stifle & hocks well let down, held a correct tail carriage.
2nd Moureu & Larrang’s Lord Largo Pineapple Du Clan Molotov –Nice Standard Red & White, with a good clean head and width of muzzle, dark round eye and correct dentition. Stood foresquare with ample bone, good spring of rib, couplings short. Stifle bent how it should be, carrying a correct tail set. Move ok
3rd Turner’s Quatros Ironclad Buddy
Yearling Dog:-10 Ent, 2 Abs
1st Kaestner’s Bullrichs Don’t Stop Me – Nicely proportioned head shape deep through, with dark round eyes, neat rose ears, creating a typical expression. Body of enough substance with pleasing rib and top line. Powerful backend which allowed him to move around the ring with ease. A real showman the handler gets best out of him.
2nd Winwood’s Nerotoro Dark Element – Black with a clean Balanced head, lovely dark eye, good ears, clean bite, sound neck and well-placed shoulders, straight well boned front, top line level when moved, good depth of body, well sprung ribs, muscular quarters, moved well.
3rd Lewis’s Biggleswick Splash of Ginge
Maiden Dog:-11 Ent, 6 Abs
1st Zalis’s Glimmer Man Domidar Dogs – Nice size black dog. With good head and expression, dark eyes and good length of muzzle. Wide front, up on pasterns, nice amount of bone with neat feet. Good spring of rib with nice tuck up. Well angulated rear. Moved and handled very well.
2nd Ogleby & Goosey’s Dejablues Destinys Prince – Clean balanced head but not strength of first, eyes dark and correctly set, front straight displaying enough bone, correct top line, good tuck up, good rear angulation with well let down hocks.
3rd Darby’s Manark Guns N Roses
Novice Dog:-9 Ent, 4 Abs
1st Ogleby & Goosey’s Dejablues Destinys Prince – As above was placed vhc in a strong class of juinors and 2nd in Maiden.
2nd Martinez’s Bullbrothers Fifth Element – Black brindle & white, Head of good type, correct eye and ear placement, teeth & bite good, clean neck and shoulder, front with ample strength and depth, sound top line & hindquarters, moved ok
3rd Smith’s Ramblestaff Racketeer
Post Graduate Dog:-30 Ent, 12 Abs
1st Mayren’s Bellarouge Adonis at Fergiestaffs JW – R/W a dog that I have watched with interest and wasn’t disappointed when going over him. He has a nicely balanced punishing head of correct proportions, dark eye, neat ears, and correct muzzle ratio with good underjaw presenting a keen expression. Straight well boned front leading into a short coupled frame with nice tuck up. Powerful back end with good width and angulation which he use when moving with drive and ease which won him this class, well done.
2nd Clark’s Rowellstaff Ooh Aar Cantona – Red with white chest, Very good breed type head with lovely expression. Straight front with good width and depth of brisket. Ample substance short coupled, nice tuck up with correct angulation on his back end. The more I looked at this chap the more he grew on me, handled well.
3rd Jack’s Sikaistaff the Beast
Limit Dog:-20 Ent, 7 Abs
1st Davies Ginstean Man of God at Cwn Hardd – A class with great quality dogs being presented. Which I ended up nit picking though my placings. This upstanding b/w dog with a stunning head & keen expression. Muzzle clean & short with correct scissor bite. Lovely darks eyes of good placement. Straight front with good depth, He has ample bone and well up on pasterns. Body short & compacted with a nice amount of rib, and good top line. Backend well developed with strong hindquarters and well let down hocks. He moved around the ring ok.
2nd Stanway’s Waystaff Double Trouble – R/W a very very close call on this placing as it is a dog I have admired and watched with interest, but not sure what happened today as I didn’t think his lady owner got the best out of him. He has a stunning head with lovely dark eyes, distinct stop, well pronounced cheek muscles, good mouth and strong underjaw. He has a short clean neck into good shoulders. Front is square with good width and depth brisket. Lovely short compacted body with nice spring of rib. He has a powerful backend with good angulation. A credit to his owner but came very close here today.
3rd Lewis’s Kentstars Apollo
Open Dog:-30 Ent, 10 Abs
1st Grove’s CH Manark Murphy’s Law – Wow what another absolutely outstandingly good class of quality dogs, which made it a tough decision between my 1st & 2nd placings. This dog fit the set criteria of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and ticked all the boxes. Turned out in immaculate condition for this show. A Superb head with dark round eye and lovely ear carriage, clean strong muzzle with good underjaw with pronounced cheek bumps. Front has good width of chest & depth of brisket. He has ample amount of bone & tidy feet, ribs well sprung, short in couplings with a nice tuck up. Backend was well muscled with the required amount of angulation, hocks well let down. Moved and handled very well by his lady owner. Dog CC Winner, Res BIS and Best Opp Sex.
2nd Chaine’s CH Jazz De Power Breton – A top quality Red dog that is well worthy of his CH title, and i wasn’t disappointed when I went over him. Absolutely stunning dog Who excels in breed type, superb expression on a deep through head, dark round eye with correct muzzle ratio. Strong well boned straight front with good depth of brisket, great spring of rib and nice tuck up. Good angulation which all makes up a lovely balanced overall picture, moved and handled very well. Res Dog CC
3rd Smith’s CH Staffash the Hurricane