Championship Show Sunday 16th July
BEST IN SHOW: (DOG) IR/INT CH LACKYLE DIABHAL OG
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW: (BITCH) CH JUPITER’S DESTINY
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: (BITCH) WAYSTAFF LUCKY STRIKE
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW: (BITCH) CH MIMCOL TASHA YAR JW
To all who entered their dogs for me to go over thank you. I had a fantastic entry and day. The weather was hot but quite cool inside. A few dogs struggled to cope I noticed they were the ones with very short muzzles.
I was surprised how many poor mouths that were entered at a championship show and still seeing flat splayed feet (no pads). Movement in some dogs made me cringe.
I had some large classes which meant I had to send out some good dogs having only six places.
My dog C.C BIS IR/INT CH Lackyle Diabhal OG
R.D.C.C. Mosstaff King Louie
B.P.D. Gadkey’s Invincible
M.P.D 13 ENT 3 ABS
1st Thomas Valglo Meridian at Samtan Black Brindle 9 months.
A black brindle puppy, looking quite promising. Head developing nicely, ears sitting well, eyes round and dark, teeth with correct scissor bite. Short coupled, up on its feet, movement pleasing.
2nd Kerr Alport Latino Heat Black Brindle 6 months
Slightly different to first. Head not quite as strong but still all in proportion. Ears, teeth and eyes as they should be – another one up on his feet with sound movement.
3rd Rhodes/Foxall Terracotta Hells Angel 6 months
P.D. 21 ENT 3 ABS
1ST Watson Roberts Gadkey’s Invincible Black Brindle 10 months B.P.D
A big class with a lot of sound puppies entered. My first placing I am very pleased with – head developing nicely, well balanced with muzzle. Ears set well. Darkest of eye with very good scissor bite, clean lipped, square front, up on his feet, plenty of pad, good boned, movement was also pleasing to watch.
2nd Jackson Stormbull So Wot Black Brindle 11 months
This pup was pushing for 1st place – different in build to 1st still a very promising pup. Head well balanced mouth good short coupled top line level movement coming on.
3rd Jones Crossguns The Bull At Maxsta Black Brindle 11 months
JUNIOR 28 ENT 3 ABS
1ST Barnett Tornadostorm Area Fifty One
Big class unfortunately a lot had to go home Cardless.
This dog was very pleasing to the eye correct muzzle to skull ratio. Head is broad but not overdone, well set eyes and dark perfect teeth, ears finished. A good expression, short neck slipping to well angled, shoulders level topline good tuck up for a dog, strong back end which helped this dog to move smoothly with little effort.
2nd Edwards Welshstaff Pearly Jack
Very similar put together as 1st everything where it should be another good head, square front, nice spring of rib, coat in good condition, enough bend of stifle with bags of pad, movement pleasing.
3rd Smith Cox Willowstaff Evolution
MAIDEN 7 ENT 0 ABS
1st Untulis Brown Smartstaff The One
Although this was a small class it was my hardest as one went cardless.
Head well balanced with good muzzle. Teeth ok with dark eye good square front, up on his toes. Another with plenty of pad good depth of brisket enough angulation on shoulders, level topline, good tail-set, bags of bend of stifle, movement good.
2nd Milner Spanaffy Gunzablazin
What a happy chap – tail never stopped wagging from entering the ring even going over him. White coat in fine condition, head is balanced, ear set correct, dark round eye. No problem with mouth, spring of rib coming, short-coupled level topline. Still very much a puppy – things will tighten up with age.
3rd Wider Lord of the Leys
NOVICE 16 ENT 5 ABS
1ST Morgan-Morgan-Pistor Biggleswick Devils Brew
Not a strong headed dog but still well balanced. Eyes are dark, correct scissor bite and cleaned lipped, firm shoulders with good angulation. Level topline, tail-set could be better, movement ok.
2nd Hitchcock Gadkey’s Appollo at Kriskat
Black brindle completely different type to 1st, much stronger head, enough muzzle, neat ears, eye, good mouth, strong shoulders, square front, plenty spring of rib, level topline, firm back end. Would have liked to have seen better movement.
3rd Southall Beckash Young Leo
GRADUATE 17 ENT 3 ABS
1st Edwards Welshstaff Pearly Jack
2nd Watkin Wiggins Kewaunee Peta Nocina
A black brindle with a white blaze, square head, correct length of muzzle, neat ears, dark eye, teeth and mouth are good, square front with strong neck and shoulders. Coat in good condition level topline, sound movement.
3rd Pearce Bullhawk Banksy
POST GRADUATE 25 ENT 6 ABS
1st Smart Arnhem Ready to Rumble J.W
Another big entry with some top quality dogs. This dog really stood out, caught my eye. Real deep copper red with black mask. Strong head brood with depth with square jaw. Teeth perfect, clean lipped, eyes round and dark, neat ears, short strong neck slipping into strong well laid shoulder, level topline when viewed from above, good figure of eight, well set tail, plenty bend of stifle, up on his toes, plenty of pad. Also very fit, movement pleasing.
2nd Edmonson Fordson Major
Another good red coat in fine condition. Well balanced head, ears neat, and eyes dark. Everything alright in mouth, square front up on his toes, and good depth of brisket, good angulation, and front to rear spring of rib, plenty enough bend of stifle, moved well.
3rd Burton Hallastaff Young Arther J.W
LIMIT 38 ENT 9 ABS
1st Baxter Mosstaff King Louie
This was my biggest class with top quality dogs and a few had to go home cardless.
I placed this dog 1st in P.G at Bath Champion show 2003 so I was really pleased when I went over him. He has certainly matured into a top dog. His head is strong but well balanced, not overdone, scissor bite with good check muscle. Front is square with depth of brisket, short neck slipping into well laid shoulders, plenty spring of rib with level topline, good bone and muscle.
This dog was certainly fit (well hard); good strong rear end and bend of stifle with plenty of pad and up on his toes. I knew this dog would move well so it was quite pleasing to see him on the move. This dog had no problem with the heat. He also never took his eyes of me while in the ring. Well deserved his 1st place also R.C.C.
2nd Crampie Rabraka Reloaded
Another potential top dog pushing hard to take 1st place. He has a well balanced head with correct muzzle, ears neat with dark eye with prominent stop. Another good mouth, firm neck going into well laidd shoulders. He was also up on his toes. Good coat – topline was level with firm back end. He also moved well round the ring. This dog I am sure will gain more top placings.
3rd Smart Pritchard Arnhem Innit to Winnit at Anthian
OPEN DOG 21 ENT 9 ABS
1st Jones Irlintch Lackyle Diablial OG
This dog caught my eye when going round the ring – I was looking forward to put my hands over him. I was not disappointed – bang on standard, a well balanced head with enough muzzle, ears correct, eyes dark with prominent stop, teeth perfect lips tight and clean. He stood full square showing his good points, well up on his pasterns, firm neck going into tight well laid shoulder with plenty spring of rib. His movement was smooth and effortless. Did not disturb his topline. I enjoyed his back end going away from me. Every nut and bolt was fixed correct from front to rear and to finish it off coat 1st class. I was glad to award him the C.C and to gain B.I.S.
2nd Van Aken Iraamsden Staffmate Noble Ambassador (ATC Ag00244 NLD)
Very similar in make up to 1st. The head not as strong but still well balanced with enough muzzle, neat ears. No problems with mouth with good under jaw, neck going into well laid shoulders. Good spring of rib, topline was level when viewed from above, good figure of eight. Dog and handler worked together well – on this day movement let him down.
3rd Wilk/Arntzen Nor CH Proudstaff Chinese Domocracy (AF00172 NOR)
VETS 5 ENT 3 ABS
1st Beaufoy Ch/Irch Wyrefare Prince Naseem
It was a long hot day for these old timers but nevertheless they stood as keen as the youngsters.
Now 11 years old and still keeping his fine qualities so far kept his head shape in good coat condition. Movement was a bit stiff never the less still sound and a twinkle in his eye.
2nd Whilborg Int CH Holstaff Caledonian Chieftan (AG00411 SWE)
Just 7 years new to Vets. Different head shape and build to 1st but still all in working order. He also had a sparkle in his eye. His ears neat but gone grey round muzzle, kept topline when moving.
I felt it was a great honour to be asked by the members of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club to judge bitches at their championship show at Bingley Hall, Stafford. Thanks to the officers and committee for presenting a well run show in a special atmosphere. Also many thanks to my two able ring stewards who were very efficient and also the sporting exhibitors and spectators who appreciated that some of my decisions were very close. The overall quality was very high indeed with very few incorrect mouths. When judging I was looking for a balanced bitch this I found in my final placing, some bitches were placed in a lower order due to lack of fitness or condition.
Minor Puppy Bitch 14 Entries 3 Absent
1st SMITH’S CRAYAZ DEVILS BLACK MAYHEM
Black brindle showing early promise, well proportioned head shape neat well placed ears and a nice dark round eye providing a typical expression. A well defined stop correct mouth and a good under jaw. Straight front and neat well padded feet well up on pasterns, ample rib for age. Clean neck line flowing into a level top line, well angulated hind quarters, nice tail set carried correctly when standing and also on the move.
2nd BROWN & HARPERS SAFFRON JEWEL BY VEKLORRA
Red just 6 months old very much a baby compared to the winner good head shape dark round eye, neat ears good mouth, ample depth of stop and a nice breadth in muzzle with a strong under jaw and no lippiness. Excellent expression, straight well boned front tidy feet that are well padded, Well angulated shoulders leading into a level top line, hind quarters developing nicely for age, good turn in stifle moved well both ways.
3rd MERRICK’S MAGICGEM PRINCESS RUBY
Puppy Bitch 28 Entries 7 Absent
1st STANWAY’S WAYSTAFF LUCKY STRIKE
A fine upstanding red & white bitch who looked a treat from all angles, a very feminine head with neat ears and a lovely dark round eye, ample stop, correct dentition with right amount of under jaw. A well proportioned and constructed body, straight front and ample bone in fore quarters. Brisket and rib developing nicely for age, level top line with hind quarters developing O,K, for age, good bend of stifle moved and handled very well. (Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy in Show)
2nd JONES DOIRESTAFF LISA RIOT AT FOYLEOAK
Black Brindle a different head shape to the winner, neat rose ears deep well pronounced stop correct mouth, with no lippiness and a good under jaw. Straightest of fronts with good feet, powerful neck with a short level back with a defined rib cage. Beginning to tuck up nicely. Good bend in stifle move well both ways.
3rd PLANTS SUBARON SHARRANN
Junior Bitch 32 Entries 7 Absent
1st FULTON’S NEVER FORGOTTEN
Black Brindle caught my eye when entering the ring she did not disappoint me when I laid my hands on her, went very close when awarding the honours. First class specimen in spanking condition. She as a good shaped head with dark eyes neat ears and a correct mouth with a good under jaw. Just the right amount of ratio of scull and muzzle with a definite stop, broad straight front deep brisket, well padded and good shaped feet. Well sprung ribs, level top line short coupled, with well developed hindquarters with good muscle tone. Correct tail set carried correctly when standing also on the move. Moved freely in superb condition.
2nd BYRNES UR AIS ARIS AR LACKYLE
Black brindle pushed the winner all the way a superb head with an excellent expression, deep and rounded skull with a lovely clean muzzle. Neat Ears, dark eye and a correct bite, with a strong under jaw. Strong straight well bone front up on pasterns, with tight well-padded feet. Excellent spring of rib level top line, well tucked up in loins. Muscular hams and a nice bend of stifle moved and shown to maximum advantage.
3rd FOWELL & MORRIS EBONY BREEZE OF ROWELLSTAFF
Maiden Bitch 16 Entries 4 Absent
1st WHEELER’S BERAKA SUMMER AT DENAGAR
Red & White nice head dark eye, ears O.K. Good mouth strong stop, true front with plenty of bone well sprung rib level top line, strong hind quarters well set tail carried correctly with a good bend in stifle, moved with drive handle well.
2nd PLANT’S SUBARON SHARRANN
Black brindle & white, good head shape nice dark round eye, ears O.K. good bite. Lovely flowing front ample spring of rib level top line, well bent stifles neat tail set correctly, moved and handled very well.
3rd WIHLBORG CRUDHA DAICHEIL BAN-RIGHINN
Novice Bitch 17 Entries 6 Absent
1st WINROW’S JAYNEZE HAKUNA MATATA
Black Brindle & White nice shaped head with good skull deep through dark eye good stop neat ears, strong foreface good mouth, pleasing expression. Sound front legs, neat feet, strong neck and good top line. Well coupled up hind quarters sound well angulated stifle & Hocks, moved and handled extremely well
2nd PROUDLOCK’S DOTTIES LEGACY
Black Brindle White very similar to winner good well shaped head, strong foreface, dark round eye correct proportions foreface to scull, neat ears good dentition, straight front tidy feet. Good depth in brisket well sprung rib strong neck, level top line flowing into, strong hindquarters well angulated stifle moved with drive.
3rd LEWIS’S CORTIJO RED EMBER AT BLAZINSTAFF
Graduate Bitch 15 Entries 4 Absent
1st HOPKIN’S TRUFFLESTAFF TOFFEE TRUFFLE
Black Brindle & white pied, a nice feminine clean head shape good bite, strong under jaw lovely round dark eye, tidy ear carriage. Straight front with tidy feet and strong pasterns, deep brisket good top line well tucked up in fit condition, good bend in stifle, moved very well both ways.
2nd MORGAN & MORGAN–PISTOR BIGGLESWICK QUI MOI
Red & White very flashily marked, a finer type to the winner very feminine head neat ears, dark round eye and a good bite and nice tight lips. Straight true front, good neck, sound top line with right amount of spring of rib, good hindquarters strong backend moved and shown well.
3rd KINCLA’S ALCNIK ROSA PARKS J.W.
Post Graduate Bitch 32 Entries 8 Absent
1st TAYLOR’S NIATONA TO SIR WITH LOVE
Black brindle, Good standard sized bitch, lovely head shape with a cracking stop, dark round eye neatest of ears correct mouth with tightest of lips with good under jaw. Straight front, tight feet with tidy pasterns with a nice depth of brisket. Correct shoulder placement good spring of rib, nicely coupled and a level top line. Hindquarters are showing a good muscle definition, stifles well angulated moved freely and with drive, handled to perfection.
2nd WATERS ASHSTOCK EASTER ROSE J.W.
Red, a very pleasing feminine head shape, lovely dark eye, ears O.K. correct dentition and a strong under jaw. Well boned front correct shaped feet well padded and dark pigmentation. Shoulders well laid, neck tapers into a level top line, short coupled well angulated hind quarters and a good bend in stifle, nice pump handle tail set in correct position. Moved soundly for and aft.
3rd SHEPHERD’S BOURTIE ONCE AGAIN
Limit Bitch 24 Entries 8 Absent
1st SMITH’S PENNSMITH MISS DYNAMITE
Dark Red with a super head, dark well placed round eye’s, neatest of ears well defined stop good clean bite, strong muzzle with no lippiness. Well-made front, best of legs with well-shaped feet, nicely padded with correct pigmentation and a good depth of brisket, lovely neck leading into an excellent lay of shoulder. Very short in length of body lovely top line, nicely ribbed and well tucked up showing off her strong hind quarters with well angulated stifles. Stood four square on this presented a clean balanced outline, moved with drive and purpose.
2nd JOHNSON’S TILLCAR RING OF FIRE
Black brindle white chest similar type to winner, nice eye and ear placement, good bite with no lippiness around the mouth ample, under jaw, straight front well padded feet, good spring of rib, level top line standing and also on the move. Plenty of rib, well tucked up into waist, strong backend well angulated in stifle moved and handled O.K.
3rd LEWIS SUMMER FLAMES AT BLAZINSTAFF
Open Bitch 29 Entries 9 Absent
1st WALL’S CH JUPITER’S DESTINY
Red with a black mask. A bitch that I have admired from the ring side before, I certainly was not disappointed, a lovely quality specimen who as all the essentials, nice size well proportioned matching in bone and substance very well balanced, sound and in excellent condition, there is nothing exaggerated about her and she is oozing with quality in every department and fits the standard like a glove. Correct blend of bull and terrier, neat ears, nice dark round well placed eyes, good mouth and a good depth of under jaw with a typical expression. Well-boned straight front with a good drop of brisket, tidy feet, well up on pasterns. Good neck and shoulders level top line, very well ribbed, nice well shaped waist line well angulated hind quarters and a good angulation in stifle, neat tail carried correctly at all times, best moving bitch of the day (Best Bitch C.C. winner & Reserve best in Show)
2nd McMCOMISKIE & DICK’S CH BOURTIE STEAL THE LIMELIGHT J.W.
A quality dark brindle bitch whose coat condition was gleaming. Head in excellent proportion, cheek bumps well-defined, dark round eyes, dentition correct very tight lipped with a good depth of under jaw. Straight front with a good width in chest and good depth of brisket, well padded feet and of the correct shape also well up on pasterns. A strong well muscled neck flowing into well-laid shoulders. Ample spring of rib, well tucked up in loins, well angulated powerful defined hind quarters, moved very well both ways with drive. (Reserve Best Bitch, Reserve CC winner)
3rd LARSON’S HOLSTAFF’S GEDAN KEKOMI
Veteran Bitch 10 Entries 2 Absent
1st DAVIES CH MIMCOL TASHA YAR J.W.
One I have always admired from the ringside, certainly does not look her age, oozing in quality and condition. Outstanding Black Brindle who as virtually all the attributes I was looking for, a super head shape lovely pronounced cheek muscles, a distinct stop with a good under jaw. Well-placed ears and a correct bite. Straightest of fronts tidy well-padded feet. She as a good deep brisket also well sprung ribs, still carries a level top line and well-angulated hindquarters with ample muscle tone, with well-bent stifles. Moved purposefully and handled very well. (Best Veteran in Show)
2nd NORTON’S CH TIKKURILAN POISON IVY
Black Brindle, another out of the top draw, superb head shape neat well shaped ears dark well placed eyes correct mouth no lippiness with a keen expression. True straight front well tucked up level top line, good quarters and bend of stifle, moved and handled very well.
3rd TITTLEY BOSANKO SPEARHEAD JEWEL JADE
JUDGE: GEOFF FAULKNER