LEEDS - 2017

Cath Moffat

Many thanks to the Secretary and her committee for giving me the opportunity to award CCs in this beautiful breed at one of my favourite Championship shows.  After a very wet start, the Yorkshire sun gods took pity and it turned into the most beautiful summer's day.  Thank you to Roger, my steward, who worked so well to keep the ring 'flowing' and most of all to the exhibitors who accepted all my decisions with good grace, you have my utmost respect for getting such a large breed to the ring through such wet conditions and every one of those dogs was immaculate.  I thoroughly enjoyed my day, thank you. 
PD
1 Reilly's Lisjovia Boris Bear at Darmaror. Masculine boy, 10 months of nice quality and type.  Excellent, balanced, strongly made head, good pigment, lovely expression and eye.  Beautifully angulated all through with sound top-line and strong bone.  Good depth of chest with pleasing shape and length of rib.  Moved well with easy gait and turned out in immaculate condition, a lovely boy full of confidence, pleased to see him later shortlisted in a lovely puppy group, BPD & BPIB. 2 Cubello's Night Owl.  7 months, not quite the strength in head as 1, but pleasing expression and good eye.  Nicely angulated all through with sound top-line, good depth and shape of rib, well muscled rear.  Not so easy on the move as winner of this class but moved well showng some good reach and drive.  Presented in first class condition. 
JD
1 Reilly's Lisjovia Boris Bear at Darmaror.  2. Downes' Rivergroves All The Right Moves.  13 months, handsome boy of lovely quality. Strong, masculine head with pleasing expression and eye. Lovely angulation all through with balanced body proportions.  Good depth of chest, correct length of rib and sound, well muscled rear.  Moved soundly with good reach and drive.  Presented in first class condition with quality coat. 3.Cubello's Night Owl. 
PGD
1 Reilly's Lisjovia Boris Bear at Darmaror. 2 Flounders' Gillandant Sprit of Xmas at Lakamoni.  18 months, kind head with lovely expression, good eye and pigment.  Nicely angulated in front but would like a little more strength in rear to compliment.  Good depth of chest with pleasing shape of rib.  Would like a tidier return when moving and felt not as free in movement as my class winner.  Presented in good, clean condition.  
LD
1 Kenyon/Ward/Bermingham's Charibere Simply Magic at Chezanna JW ShCM.  Handsome male of 2 years with strongly made head and kind expression, would prefer darker pigment.  Nicely angulated all through with correct shoulder placement, good depth and shape of rib.  Pleasing body proportions with sound top-line and well muscled rear, he moved well in all directions.  Coat of excellent quality, he was presented in first class condition. 
OD
1 Downes' Pyrpressure's My American Dream at Belshanmish (imp USA).  Loved this 4 year old boy as soon as he entered the ring, he didn't disappoint me when being assessed.  Lovely, masculine head with the most gorgeous expression and good pigment.  Beautifully angulated all through with balanced body proportions.  Excellent depth in chest with correct shape and length of rib, strong loin.  Well muscled, powerful rear with correct tail carriage.  Loved his temperament, such an easy-going boy eager to please.  Moved beautifully in all directions and was easily the star of this class, delighted to hear this was his crowning 3rd CC, well deserved.  Totally unphased in the big ring he was short-listed in a strong pastoral group. 2 Bowker/Gibson's Ch. Febus Mauvezin JW ShCM.  Another handsome male, 6 years, who ticked all the right boxes for breed type.  Beautifully presented, as typical from this kennel, and shown sympathetically to bring out his best qualities.  Masculine in head with kind expression and eye, good pigment.  Balanced and sound all through with excellent angulation.  A strong, well muscled rear and correct tail carriage, he moved around the ring with easy gait and was pleased to award him the RDCC in good company.  3 Kenyon/Ward's Ch. Charibere Simply Special at Chezanna JW ShCM. 
VD
1.Baverstock's Ch/Ir Ch. Kalkasi in High Spirits JW Sh CM, CW14.  Another handsome male of good type, masculine head with strength in skull and lovely expression and eye.  Excellent angulation in front and rear with good depth of chest and correct length of rib.  Strongly made, well muscled rear and correct tail carriage.  Presented in immaculate condition for his age, a very fit 8 years. Moved well in all directions. 2 Shepherd's Gillandant The Illusionist at Avantgarde. 7 years, not the strength in head of my class winner but nice expression and eye.  Balanced body proportions and sound top-line, strong loin with well muscled rear.  Moved ok but would have liked more animation.  Presented in good condition with clean, quality coat. 
PB
1 Cochrane's Pyroni Colours of the Wind for Myatoksci. Feminine puppy of just 7 months, very much a baby but lots of qualities to appreciate.  Pretty head with lovely expression and eye, good pigment.  Nicely angulated throughout which showed in her easy movement.  Balanced body proportions, she was well muscled for such a youngster and showed lots of promise, just needs to mature on to see an even nicer picture.  Beautifully presented in quality coat. 2 Bamford's Lisjovia Keep the Faith for Pafaxen.  10 months with kind head and expression, good eye.  Although nicely angulated in front and rear, felt she was a little wide in front.  Held a sound top-line and lovely shape standing and on the move.  Nicely handled by her owner, she moved well in all directions.  Turned out and presented with quality, clean coat.  
JB 
1. Bamford's Lisjovia Keep the Faith for Pafaxen. 
PGB 
1. Shortt's Gillandant Wish Upon a Star. 18 months with a lovely temperament.  Nice body outline but would like more depth in chest and overall more substance and bone.  Feminine head with kind expression and eye. Initially moved out far too fast but when shown in a lower gear, she showed some fair movement.  Presented in clean and tidy condition with good muscle tone. 
LB
1 Baverstock's Kalkasi Moonlite Mist.  Nicely made bitch of 2 years with lots of quality to appreciate. Good type with feminine head, expression and pigment.  Beautifully angulated all through with correct body proportions, well muscled rear and good tail carriage.  Good depth of chest and correct shape to rib, strong loin.  Moved well in all directions and turned out in first class condition.  A lovely example of this breed where I was pleased to award the RBCC. 
OB
1 Ford's Montimur Iris of the Storm.  This lovely bitch of 2 years really caught my eye in this strong class.  Feminine yet strong head with appealing expression and eye.  Beautifully angulated all through with correct body proportions and depth of chest, steady top-line and good bone.  Moved well with excellent tail carriage all directions in the ring.  Would like to see a little less 'product' used in coat.  That said, a beautiful example of the breed who I strongly considered for top honours, a credit to her owner/breeder.2 Bayliss' Ch. Shiresoak She's The One JW.  Another lovely example of this breed who I also admired.  Beautiful feminine head with gorgeous expression and good pigment on this 2 year old girl.  Balanced body proportions with excellent angulation in front and strong, well muscled rear.  Never put a paw wrong when asked to move, another lovely example.  Presented in excellent condition and handled beautifully. 3 Kenyon/Ward/Bermingham's Charibere Simply a Dream at Chezanna JW. 
VB
1 Pollard's Ch. Gillandant Sugar and Spice JW.  Loved this bitch very much, she's an absolute credit to her breeder and owner.  An amazing temperament and in incredible condition for a giant breed of 9 years.  Ticked every box for me from breed standard to temperament and could certainly share her 'secret' for fit, longevity with many a youngster.   Lovely feminine head and expression with an excellent, clean and tidy mouth! Beautifully angulated all through with correct body proportions she belied her senior years, a very special lady who I was delighted to award her 33rd CC.