Southern Counties Championship Show 2021

Judge - Jane Paradise

Thank you to Jim and Graham for stewarding for me today. I think that we were all grateful to Southern Counties for managing to put on a splendid show against all the odds. The Society has been a trail blazer for all general championship shows attempting to put on a show post Covid. Thank you for your entries and for supporting the show – when we have mixed feelings about wanting to return to our hobby but still obviously feel some uneasiness and need to minimise our overall health risk. One of the memories I will have of today was the genuine camaraderie around the ring, with exhibitors congratulating one another and sharing each others success. It made the day a real pleasure to experience. Some handlers found the big ring challenging, as most of us are out of condition. Could I ask that you practice your triangles and straight lines! The judge needs to view your dog’s movement from behind, side view, and the front. To give the judge the best possible view of your dog you need to run in straight lines – from where the judge is stood (study the handler of BPIB for tips on how to get the best from your dog). Double dew claws all in order. I was very pleased with the health of the breed, with no dogs giving me undue cause for concern. I felt that the strength in the backends had improved from when I last judged. 

PD (2)
1 Kenyon & Ward’s Charibere Simply The Sequel At Kaianna. Only 8 months and so composed and self assured. Most attractive outline with great presence already. Dark brown eyes of correct almond shape, slanting obliquely downwards. Skull handles well. Fairly short neck. Good topline. Moved steadily in a perfect triangle. Should have a very bright future. Handled sympathetically. BPIB.
2 Spier’s Belshanmish Midnight Magic. Another delightful puppy showing great promise. I just preferred the overall angulation, fore and aft, of the first place. Thick, plush coat, strong teeth in excellent bite and big black nose. Moved steadily with tail held in a curl. The youngsters certainly look good for the future of the breed. 

JD (4)
1 Carter’s Jumicar Just An Illusion. This happy boy was well off for bone, straight forelegs and excellent width to chest. Excellent length to tail. Moved with ease with impressive reach and length of stride. Would just prefer a little more strength in hock to complete the picture. Best Junior.
2 Charibere Simply The Sequel At Kaianna.
3 Baverstock’s Kalkasi Wicked Spirit. 

PGD (10, 2) 1 Goodman’s Lisjovia Avicii With Annanya. This dog filled the eye in all respects. In ex coat. Small triangular ears. Neat feet. Good skull width. Chest of correct width and depth. Strong hocks provided drive and correct front angulation gave good front extension. 2 Morris & Tadd’s Pashme De La Vallee Du Girou With Kricarno (Imp FRA) TAF. Well set eyes, and loved his tight, neat lips, mouth, furrow, occiput and small ears. Close up to first but preferred firsts movement today. 3 Kennedy & Roberts’ Chezanna Living The Dream For Joamjess. 

LD (4)
1 Pollard & Maggs’ Gillandant Thief Of Hearts At Dewyche. Totally masculine whilst not being exaggerated or overdone in any way. Fabulous head all through with tight black lips. Excellent profile, front and rear angulation complimenting one another to provide overall perfect balance. Curl to end of long tail. He moves so well from all angles, moving straight and true. Surely one destined for top honours. RCC.
2 Downes’ Belshanmish Orange Crush. This lad has a pleasing head, shortish neck, and correct body length to height ratio. He has excellent side gait. However, he was beaten by first today on his overall lack of body width hence he is narrower in front and behind, which affects his front and rear movement.
3 Edwards’ Shanlimore Lorenzo. 

OD (6, 1) A fabulous class to judge and nit pick for the first three who I see from the catalogue are all worthy champions.
1 Reilly’s Ch/Swiss/Ir/Multi/Int Ch Lisjovia Boris Bear At Darmaror JW ShCM ShCEx. There is strength all through this dog but also athleticism and elegance. All lines flow easily into one another to give the correct shape with balanced proportions. Fabulous plume on his tail with J hook to end. The bond between handler and dog is apparent for all to see. He oozes quiet confidence and charisma. CC & BOB.
2 Downes’ Ch Rivergroves All The Right Moves Ii At Belshanmish (Imp USA). Really attractive masculine head. Well boned. This one can stand himself a little narrow in front and lazily pace on the move, but when corrected and moved at the optimum speed he is so pleasurable to watch. His dew claws are correctly so low that they really do act as extra toes rather than useless appendages.
3 Holmes’ Ch Lisjovia Esteve JW ShCM ShCEx. 

SPD (2, 1)
1 Carter’s Jumicar Just An Illusion. Best Sp Beg.

VD (2)
1 Asher’s Granchester Imoulou. Seven and a half years old and can show the youngsters a clean pair of heels. Dark eyes, obliquely set. Correct depth of chest, strong loins, hook to tail bone. Well boned forelegs and strength in pasterns and hocks. BV.
2 Barnes’ Shanlimore Lucky Spirit At Patablanca. Almost 8 years old. Mature bodied. Excellent bite still, with tight black lips. Good angulation front and rear. Can occasionally throw a rear leg.

SPB (1)
1 Carter’s Jumicar Sweet Lady Luck. Pretty girl of substantial build and bone. Small ears, good bite. Liked her occiput, slight furrow and tight lips. Strong neck. J to tail. Moved well around the ring with purpose and precision. 

PB (4, 2)
1 Thorne’s Belshanmish New Sensation At Pyrajay. Fabulous shape and balance. Occiput slightly pronounced, large open nostrils. Excellent front and rear assembly and strong hocks. Holds her topline standing and on the move.
2 Williams & James’ Belshanmish Total Eclipse. Another promising mischievous puppy. Very pretty with excellent scissor bite. Similar comments as first but standing a little straighter in hock joint. 

JB (4, 1)
1 Dearman & Henson’s Lisjovia Witches Promise For Pyrekees. Impressive girl with blackest of pigment and tight lips. Excellent angulation all round, neat feet and good pasterns. J to end of tail which has a volumous plume. Covers the ground well on the move.
2 Jumicar Sweet Lady Luck.
3 Kennedy & Roberts’ Kalkasi Shadow Chaser For Joamjess.

PGB (6, 1)
1 Wilcock’s Penellcy She’s Like The Wind. A lovely girl with the best correct angulation in the class but not overdone.Strong neck. Good width to front and all through with oval ribcage. Moved true from all aspects.
2 Baverstock’s Kalkasi The Eternal Chase JW. Close up to first, longer legged but all in proportion to size. Straight forelegs. Moved calmly with an easy stride.
3 Asher’s Patablanca Phoenix. 

LB (9, 1)
 1 Goodwin’s Lisjovia Adagio Avec Montmusique JW. Heading a very strong class. She scored over the others in her layback of shoulder, well turned stifles and width all through her body, with correct topline. Small ears, clean eyes. Moving so easily and freely.
2 Tadd’s Kricarno Katchmeifyoukan. Attractive lady, narrower in front than first but holds a quality typical outline. Excellent strength but femininity in head. Ears a little larger than first. Good side gait stride.
3 Pollard’s Gillandant Ophelia. 

OB (5)
1 Thorne’s Ch Belshanmish Pretty In Pink At Pyrajay ShCM ShCEx. Stunning girl that holds your attention both on the stand and moving. Excellent bite, 50/50 head proportions, dark brown eyes. Excellent width all through but with a defined waist. Topline held at all times. When she moves it is a joy to behold with parallel movement. Expertly handled making it all look so effortless. CC
2 Downes’ Febus Fleurac (AI). Another quality girl with so much to appreciate. So well constructed all through which is evident when putting in a great performance on the move. Excellent compact feet. Tight lipped and a quality headpiece with flat cheeks to complete the picture. RCC
3 Tadd & Horwood’s Kricarno Krystal Kopykat.