BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX
BEST OF WINNERS
Pendragon Sunday Best
(Ch. Ridge View Bugs Bunny x Simerdown's Country Charm)
Owners/Breeders: Denise Hamel & Linda A Vaughn
RESERVE WINNERS BITCH
Satucket Emlee Duckinson
(Ch Sounders Easy Does It x Satucket's Casey Of Cabotcove
Owner/Breeder: Marjorie Dewhurst
Hop Brook Arnie
(Ch. Wiscoys Noah x Slate Hollow Hop Brook Ida Mae CD)
Owner: Sue Littlecott , Breeder: Beth & Lawrence Schweitzer
RESERVE WINNERS DOG
Broad Reach Carenna Great Scott
Raintree Slippery When Wet JH x Broad Reach Thistle
Owner: Martha Lee Voshell, Breeder: Carol Quais & Martha Lee Voshell
BEST VETERAN OF BREED
Ch Aroscas Born In Sweden TD (Bitch)
Novacroft Buster x Aroscas Blaze Glory
Owner: Andrea B Robertson, Breeder: Gunilla Anderson
BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX IN SWEEPSTAKES
Crosshaven Jazz (Dog)
(Hampshire Take A Look x Crosshaven Lady Love)
Owner/Breeder: Scott Sainbury
BEST VETERAN IN SWEEPSTAKES
Ch. Tabatha's Rainbow (Bitch)
Ch Tabatha's Rollick At Carowby - Ch Tabatha's Revelry
Owner/Breeder: Carol Heidl
BEST VETERAN OF OPPOSITE SEX IN SWEEPSTAKES
Ch. Rainell's The Beat Goes On (Dog)
(Ranbourne This Bud's For You x Ch Mijan's Arrogant Amanda)
Owner: Lorraine Getter & Lorrie Getter-Howe, Breeder: Lorraine & Barbara Getter
Judge - Michael Silva (Shadowbrook)
I would like to sincerely thank the Jersey Skylands Labrador Retriever Club for inviting me to judge their Sweepstakes classes and the Newton Kennel Club for hosting the supported entry. The day was absolutely wonderful with spectacular hospitality along with beautiful grounds amongst a spectacular setting for a fun and successful day.
Even though the weather was warming, I was still very happy to see many dogs with correct coat for this time of year. I was also delighted to see many pups with lovely bone and pleasing headpieces. I was very impressed with my Best in Sweepstakes Puppy, Oswicks Folklaur Storyteller (bred by Linda Wozniak and owned by Laura Dedering). This lovely girl had beautiful type and structure and she could move! I was also excited to have bestowed the award of Best Veteran in Sweepstakes to CH. Tabatha's Rainbow (breeder/owner: Carol Heidl). This girl still has it all as she exudes breed type and comes in a nice cobby package!
In closing, I would like to thank my friend and ring steward,
Ginger Watkins, for keeping me in line and all of the exhibitors and club members for
making this a very fun day.
Sweepstakes 6 to 9 Months Puppy Dog
Sweepstakes 9 to 12 Months Puppy Dog
Sweepstakes 12 to 15 Months Dog
Sweepstakes 15 Months & Under 18 Months Dog
Sweepstakes 6 to 9 Months Puppy Bitch
Sweepstakes 9 to 12 Months Puppy Bitch
Sweepstakes 12 to 15 Months Bitch
2nd Forte & Mines', ROCKYCREEK'S PERFECT THYMING
3rd Black's, BEECHCROFT BEJEWELED AT HIVIEW
B & B BLUE PERSUASION MUSKET
Sweepstakes 15 Months & Under 18 Months Bitch
Veteran Sweepstakes, 7 Years & Under 10 Years Dog
Veteran Sweepstakes, 7 Years & Under 10 Years Bitch
Veteran Sweepstakes, 10 Years & Over Bitch
Judge - David Coode (Warringah)
My apologies for the lateness of this report living just a mile away from the World Trade Center, I trust that you will understand the reasons. As with all of you the tragic events of September 11th have indefinably changed our lives, but life must go on.
How many of us have said over the years " I just can not find a dog good enough for my bitch" We all probably are happy to run on bitches as we know if they do not come up to scratch it will be relatively easy to find them a home. But we are not keeping enough boys to show, and in doing this, we are creating the problem that brings us to the comment above. It seems to be becoming a universal problem in the breed.
The law averages would show that over large number of litters we would have a similar number of dogs and bitches and the chances are, that there will be the same number of good dogs and bitches, so what has happened to all the good dogs?
Over the years we have all made sure that we do not use stock with hereditary problems, whether it be eyes, hips, or shoulders. This is of course the correct course of action to follow, but it does beg the question why when we are so careful in some matters that we continue to breed stock with poor fronts. Are we not in danger of changing the forehand as set down by the standard?
When I first started in dogs I remember being told that "if moves right its made right", I would suggest the opposite is also equally true.
- 9month Puppy Dog 4 (3 absent)
1st Gellerts Bigi Lancelot of Breezy , still very much a a puppy, good head and expression, nice stop, well set ears nicely boned throughout. Good depth in the chest nice quarters, moves well, shedding his puppy coat, he should grow into a sound adult.
- 12 month Puppy Dog 6
1st Littlecots, Hopbrooks Henry at Blightly, black, nice upstanding puppy, so much better on a loose lead! still has a lot of growing to do, nice classic head, very good reach of neck and nice lay of shoulders, carrying the right weight for his age, Correct coat, sound movement.
2nd Gadaletas Musket Limp Bizkit, yellow, very close to 1 but preferred the movement of 1. Nicely grown on for his age, very good head and expression, nice reach of neck set in well angulated shoulders. Well muscled quarters, coat of the correct type but on the blow on the day.
3rd Sainsbury Crosshaven Jazz
4th Cooke and Gores Beachbrooks Phoenix
- 18 Months Dog 3 (1 absent)
1st Gertler and Hiltyons Rockycreeks Lincoln Storm, yellow, nice size presented in good hard condition, nice muscle tone throughout. Typical labrador head set on on good neck and well angulated shoulders, nice depth through the body, well boned quarters, moved and showed well.
2nd Gellert and Sousas Breezys Beau Bruimel of Bigi, chocolate, lost out to 1 on front movement., he had a nice head and good eye colour. In very good condition and good muscle tone throughout. Well angulated quarters and good development in the body. A little longer cast than 1, showed well.
1st Jessups, Beecham of Blackamoor, black very good body and quarters but not quite my type of head. Nice boned throughout with good depth in the body, coat of correct texture, but not in full coat today, moved and showed well.
2nd Jessups Banfield of Backamoor, yellow, unfortunately his bite lets him down, very good head and expression, good reach of neck, a little heavy on the shoulders for me. Very good bone and coat but his front movement is a little loose. Moved soundly from the rear on well boned legs, would have liked tighter feet.
3rd House and Sousas, Breezy Merry Maker
4th Noll and Sousas Breezy Glenerie Merrymaker
By Exhibitor Dog 7 (1 absent)
1st Savelli Top Gun Toast to Maverick, Chocolate , very nice size and type, correct head and expression, good eye colour, nice reach of neck, with good depth through the chest, sound rear quarters, in good coat, front movement needs to tighten.
2nd Getter-Howe and Getters, Rainells As Good As It Gets, Black just a little too heavy for me on the day, but a sound dog through out nice head and expression, but the neck is a little stuffy due to carrying too much weight, Good depth in the body, with nice quarters, in good coat. The movement is OK but would improve if he lost some weight.
3rd Perrys Hawksmoor Thunder Cloud
4th Flaherty Hedgelawn Owe Me Big Time
Bred Dog 8 (1 absent)
1st Littlecots Hopbrook Arnie, yellow with very good type, nothing overdone, very good head in profile, but perhaps not the softest of expressions, very good reach of neck, set in well laid shoulders. good depth of chest, and good spring of rib, sound hindquarters, which he uses well on the move, in very good coat, he moved particularly well on a loose lead, I was pleased to award him Winners Dog.
2nd Manleys Brookland Ni Thorpe Abbotts, another very nice type wi little to chose between 1 & 2 , just preferred the head and coat of the winner, Sound mover.
3rd Hilton and Gertlers Lincolns Aloway Jake
4th Henrys Mac Henry Mr Pickwick
Black Dog 16 (3 absent)
1st Beckage Black Shooter Queijeiro Just the right size for me, one of the few really sound movers, very nice head, good neck and shoulders, nice depth in the body, sound hindquarters, , in good coat, in the challenge I just preferred the overall balance of the Winners and Reserve Winners dog, but very close up.
2nd Perrys Carpenny Will Do at Hawksmoor, A little longer on the leg than 1 but otherwise similar to 1 above, nothing overdone, a nice typey dog. Very sound throughout , carrying a good coat and the correct weight.
3rd Jessups Mr Blue of Blakamoor and Tabatha
4th Edens Matego The Buck Stops Here
Chocolate Dog 4
1st White-Petersons Stonecrests Davy Crockett. Very dark chocolate good head and nice eye colour good reach of neck, well angulated shoulders, well muscled-up body, sound hindquarters excellent tail in good coat, moved and showed well.
2nd Powers Franklin Hill Mocha, Not quite the head of 1, would prefer a little more stop, very good neck and lay of shoulders, nice bone throughout, good depth to the body, well angulated hindquarters, moved and showed well.
3rd Carters Arabadors Rolo on the River
4th Birnhaks Majestic Prince of Baybridge
Yellow Dog 10 (3 absent) A number of good dogs went unplaced
because they were carrying too much weight, which in turn spoilt their movement.
1st Voshells Broadreach Carenna Great Scott, One of the few that was not overweight and moved well. Good head, nice expression, well laid shoulders, nicely boned forelegs, good depth through the body, sound rear quarters, good coat of the correct texture, moved and showed well. Preferred the overall balance of Winners Dog in the Challenge.
2nd Drews Hightide Slam Dunkin, not quite the substance of 1 but another sound mover, Pleasing head and expression, good reach of neck, and lay of shoulders, nice strength in the body, well made hindquarters, in good coat.
3rd Lollis Blackwater Just in Thyme
4th Savellis Piperhill Tedbear at Topgun
Non-Regular Classes and Intersex: Judge - Carole Coode (Warringah)
It was good to back in America judging Labradors again - the quality of the bitches goes from strength to strength. I still worry about the rather small stature of some of the blacks, but they are coming slowly up to size. What is the worry for me is that if one goes shorter in height, everything foreshortens - and some of those bitches had such short backs, these are our brood bitches of the future, where is the room for the pups?
6 - 9month Puppy Bitch 11 (1 absent)
1st Davies, Helmes & Heidl's, Tabatha's Paradocs Kali, black bitch just coming up nine months, lovely balanced outline, wish she was mine, classic head, good neck set into well made forequarters, great spring of rib, strong topline and loin, well angulated rear quarters, in great coat and a very sound mover on good legs and feet. Just preferred her overall size.
2nd Heidl's, Tabatha's Tranquil, sweetest of heads, super overall balance, excellent angles front and rear, good mover, with well boned legs, low hocks and good feet. In full coat.
3rd Gadaleta's Inselheim Musket Recounted
4th Senfield's, Allegheny Autumn Joy of Caer Bren
9 - 12 month Puppy Bitch 15 (4 absent)
1st Flaherty's, Hedgelawn Never Been Better, Chocolate, a lovely balanced outline, a bitch with scope. Pretty head, with nice length of muzzle. Excellent coat and eye colour, clean neck, set into well angulated quarters, well spring ribs, strong loin, really well angulated rear quarters, low hocks, in good coat and a sound mover.
2nd Dedering's Folklaur Fair Rosalind, just nine months, lovely outline, sweet head and expression good angles front and rear, just a little plump, well sprung ribs and good topline, in super coat, not quite so positive in movement as 1.
3rd Jessup's Blackamoor's Georgy Girl
4th Schweitzer's, Hopbrook's Hot To Trot
12 - 18 Months Bitch 20 ( 4
1st Dedering's, Oswicks Folklaur Storyteller. Superb balanced outline, good sized bitch. Classic head, excellent ribs, super rear quarters, excellent topline and tailset, great legs and feet. Good neck and lay of shoulder, upper arm could have a little more angulation, made her pin in slightly - but just loved the rest.
2nd Leary's, Tallmadge's Tomboy, yellow, another super balanced outline, pleasing head, Very good front angulation, with well sprung ribs, as well as good depth of rib. strong loin and good rear end, not quite the angles behind as 1. In good coat and a very sound mover.
3rd Czerwinski's, Broadway's Aida
4th McInnis', Tulgeywood's Whimsy
Novice Bitch 4
1st Jessup and Acheson's Ballymoney of Blackamoor, pleasing size, with good balance, well angulated front and rear quarters, well sprung ribs and strong topline and good tailset. Moving soundly on well boned legs, would have liked tighter feet.
2nd Heidl's, Tabatha's Clarify. Prettiest of heads, nice neck and lay of shoulder, upper arm could have more length and angulation. Well sprung ribs, good topline and tailset, well turned stifle and in super coat.
3rd Whalen & Wiest's Beechcroft Moon Beam
4th Gadelata's, Musket Fortune Teller
Bred By Exhibitor's Bitch 15 (1
1st Flaherty & Schwind's Drifter Maidapromise at Hedgelawn, She could do with a little more coat, but it was of the correct texture, superb outline, lovely angles front and rear, deep through the chest, well ribbed back, strong topline and loin and good tailset, Moving so soundly, and a head to die for, with excellent eye colour and good muzzle.
2nd Kennedy-Youngblood's, Snugharbor Lady Pirate. Super young lady, sweet head, great front and rear quarters, excellent ribs, bone, feet, stifles, in good coat and a sound mover, one just had the edge.
3rd Black's, HiView Joy To The World
4th Rudy's Amberlyn Exactly
American Bred Bitch 16 (1 absent) All
four placings were good sized bitches.
1st Leary's, Tallmadges TNT, super balanced outline, with sweet head and melting expression, excellent neck and shoulder, deep well sprung ribs, strong loin, good topline and tailset. Excellent stifle and nice low hocks, moved so soundly on good legs and feet, and in good coat.
2nd Plank's Lobuff Forestwood Forgetmenot - another good bitch, sweet feminine head, good front and rear angles, good topline and superb ribs, excellent turn of stifle and nice low hocks, well boned legs and good feet and a sound mover, in good coat. Tail carriage a little high on the move for me.
3rd Schweitzer's, Hop Brook's Wings of Time
4th Ragalia & Gangemi's, Windwood's Miracle of Merlin
Open Black Bitch 20 (2 absent) Both
1 & 2 nice sized bitches
1st Dewhurt's, Satucket Emlee Duckinson, lovely type, very pleasing head, good forehand, good spring of rib and well ribbed back, strong loin, strong topline and good tailset. Well angulated rear quarters, well boned legs, moving soundly, feet could have been a fraction tighter. Excellent coat. Reserve Winners Bitch
2nd Dunnigan's, Bogs Edge Atta Girl Onyx NA, just preferred the head of one, she had a better length of muzzle. Soundly made front and rear, deep well sprung ribs, Strong topline and good tailset - a sound mover. in great coat.
3rd Czerwinski's, Broadway The Subject Was Roses
4th Davies Helmers & Heidl's, Tabatha's Cherub
Open Chocolate Bitch 2 (1 absent)
1st Culver & Karabinus', Holland's Dark Moon Lilith. Lovely big bodied bitch, good size, Excellent coat and eye colour, nice legs and feet, good deep chest well ribbed back, excellent stifle in good coat.
Open Yellow Bitch 12 (1 absent)
1st Hamel & Vaughn's, Pendragon Sunday Best - loved this bitch, the right size, superb balance and outline, a bitch with scope. Sweet feminine head, good clean neck set into well angulated forequarters, great spring of rib and well ribbed back. Good topline and tailset, in full coat, and moving most soundly on good legs and feet. Winners Bitch, Best of Winners & Best of Opposite Sex.
2nd DeGraw's, Ancroft's Caramel Delight, lovely outline, sweet head and expression, good neck set into well laid shoulders, upper arm could be a little longer. Well sprung ribs, strong loin and topline and tailset, good stifles, moving well in great coat.
3rd Muirhead & Czerwinski's, Muirwoods Sahara Dunes
4th Mines', Rocky Creek's Country Road
Hunting Retriever Dog 4
1st Jessup's, Buckley of Blackamoor JH a real mover, good head, well angulated front and rear, deep well sprung ribs good topline, legs and feet, in excellent coat
2nd Kasperkoski's, Holland's Admantly Black JH, big athletic dog, with good head, and very nice forehand, well sprung ribs, with good bone and feet in good coat, my preference just slightly was for the head of 1.
3rd Mines', Rockycreek Classic Edition JH
4th Rudgers', Snowden Hill's Bear Mountain CD
Hunting Retriever Bitch 3 (1
1st Flaherty's, Hedgelawn's Graceful Ayr JH, Lovely balanced outline, super neck and forehand, one of the best today, good spring of rib. strong loin, nice rear quarters good bone and feet a sound mover - coat just on the blow, but still plenty there.
2nd Cavan & Acheson's, Ballyclare of Blackamoor JH, sweet head, not the forequarters of 1, super coat, well angulated rear quarters strong topline, sound mover.
Veteran Dog 7 years and over 2
1st Getter & Getter-Howe's, CH Rainell's The Beat Goes On, seven & half years old classic outline, excellent head neck and lay of shoulder, upper arm could have better angles, good topline and tailset, deep well sprung ribs, short strong loin, excellent stifles, moved well good coat.
2nd Hope-Love's, Tweedledum Brookland Savoy , nine and half years old, nicely made dog, good head, clean neck set into well made shoulders, deep ribs, excellent bone and feet, in good coat, not the turn of stifles of one.
Veteran Bitch 7 years and over 10 (2 absent)
1st Robertson's, Ch Aroscas Born In Sweden TD, nine and a half years old, just the size substance and style that I like. Good head, nice forehand, upper arm could be a fraction better, super spring of rib, strong loin and topline, good tailset, nice low hocks, in super coat, a great mover. Best Veteran just had the edge on the dog in movement and better length of muzzle in the run off for best veteran.
2nd Getter's, Ch Rainell's Heavens to Betsy, seven and half years old, slightly smaller black, still nice size, excellent outline and balance, sweet head, good fore and rear quarters nice spring of rib and good tailset, well boned legs and good feet.
3rd Stintzcum's, Ch Buttonwood Nikki
4th Lolli's, Ch Blackwatch Chantilly
Stud Dog 1
1st Anger & Veneziano's, CH Venetian's Blackwatch Bravo, quite a strong headed dog, with good conformation, bone, feet, short backed, producing a good chocolate son, excellent colour, and good clean outline, and a very nice young black bitch winner of junior class.
Brood Bitch 4
1st Flaherty's, Hedgelawns Graceful Ayr JH, my winner of Hunting Bitch, throws super pups of really nice type, with excellent outlines, good heads, one black one chocolate, good eye colour.
2nd Mines', Rockycreek's Knight Thyme, typey mother, good yellow and sweet black bitch, good outlines not quite the shoulders of group 1.
1st Stintzcum's, Ch Buttonwood Nikki and Buttonwood Fox Hill's Lyric, two blacks, sweet headed bitches, sound movers, deep well sprung bodies, good toplines, excellent legs and feet, a well matched pair.
2nd Jessup and Acheson's, Ballymoney of Blackamoor and Ballyclare of Blackamoor JH, bigger bitches, well matched pair, not the outline or heads of 1.
Best of Breed Competition
I was sad to be told that I could only pick Best of Breed and Best of Winners - I was hoping as in a normal Specialty to bring out more dogs, ones that I considered excellent animals - I had the dogs today but as we were a supported entry I was curtailed in the numbers that I could bring in.
My Best of Breed was Bergeson's, Ch Broad Reach Ruff Stuff, black dog of five and half years old, a picture - from his excellent head, not overdone in any way, good eye, nice stop, nice moulding to the head, good length of muzzle, down through clean neck set into well placed shoulders, deep well sprung ribs and well ribbed back, short strong loin, well angulated rear quarters and nice low hock. Topline was straight and true and tail straight off the back, superb movement on good legs and feet and to top it all off full coat of correct texture.
My Best of Winners & Best of Opposite Sex was Hamel & Vaughn's Pendragon Sunday Best from Open Yellow Bitch Class
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