(Held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Show Regulations)

at Chepstow Leisure Centre, Chepstow, NP16 5LR

on SUNDAY 25th MARCH 2018

DOGS: Jennifer Murray (Priestbeck)
BITCHES: Debra Roberts (Cwrtafon)
REFEREE: Jan Rees (Typica)


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Best in Show (2nd left) - Slapestones Eros JW 
Reserve Best in Show (left) - Ferndel Cover Story About Nyliram JW
Best Puppy in Show (2nd right) - Sarabande Lord Of The Dance (AI)
Best Veteran (right) - Sh Ch Glenbrows Tribute To Weslave JW


It is always an honour to be invited to judge at a club show and I would like to thank all exhibitors for accepting my decisions in a sportsmanlike way. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and would like to thank the committee for their hospitality and my steward on the day.
I was looking for what I considered a typical Welshie , sound and fit for purpose with plenty of substance and with a merry and active temperament. I think I found this in my winners. Although I did find a few suspect mouths.
My co-judge and I had to call upon the services of the Referee for BIS which was awarded to Slapestones Eros JW. We agreed on the RBIS and BOS as Ferndel Cover Story about Nyliram JW, also BPIS Sarabande Lord of the Dance (Ai) and BVIS Sh Ch Glenbrows Tribute to Weslave JW. And RBPIS Julita Rhubette.

Judge: Jennifer Murray (Priestbeck)

Minor Puppy (1, 0)

1st – Douglas’ Bonvis Cadfael to Santallina. Just 6 months and 3 days old. On his own and very immature puppy who will take time. Pleasing head with plenty of work and nice dark eye. Straight front and good length of neck into lay of shoulder. Well angulated without any exaggeration. Movement was hard to access as he gave his handler a hard time but did settle eventually. A promising puppy.

Puppy (3, 0)

1st - Worth’s Sarabande Lord of the Dance Ai. 11 months old and a lovely puppy who should have a bright future. Very striking and compact with a rich, dark coat. Nicely proportioned with plenty of substance on neat low hocks. Good reach of neck and lay of shoulder. Already displaying strength over the loin and well muscled quarters with correct topline. Happy chap enjoying his day out at his owners expense. BPD and BPIS

2nd - Mercer’s Amblelight Cassiopeia. New one to me and I liked him a lot. 11 months old and not as mature as 1 but he settled down after the first class and proved that he could do it when he wants to. Out of a different mould from 1. Stronger head with dark eye, plenty of stop and square muzzle. Excellent bone and good width to body, short coupled and tight feet. Didn’t have the muscle of 1 but that has time to develop.

3rd - Buckwell’s Killena Ghostrider.

Junior Dog (5, 0)

1st - Graham’s Don’s Statement to Nyliram. This young dog is maturing nicely and has plenty of ring presence. Very mature for his age with lovely head , deep muzzle and dark eye. Presents a balanced picture with good bone and proportionate angulation. Straight front and neat padded feet. Compact body with low hocks and well developed hindquarters. Held his top-line whilst on the move. One of the best movers on the day.

2nd - Mercer’s Amblelight Cassiopeia

3rd - Morgan & Schofield Cwsscwn Who Knew (Ai)

Yearling Dog (3, 0)

1st - Llon Derwen Dar at Gwynmarren. Pleasing type with attractive balanced outline presented in good coat and condition. Attractive head with kind eye and expression. Straight front with elbows neatly tucked in and standing on tight padded feet. Good length of neck leading into deep shoulder angulation and good spring of rib. Strong over the loin. Moved soundly.

2nd - Jenkins’ Cwmbelli Morgan. Rangier dog than 1 but with a balanced outline. Maturing nicely and well off for bone and substance. Good bend of stifle and moved well maintaining his top-line. Just preferred the rear angulation of 1. Well presented and handled.

3rd - Gough Julita Rukester

Maiden Dog (4, 0)

1st - Worth’s Sarabande Lord of the Dance (Ai)

2nd - Morgan& Schofield’s Cwsscwn Who Knew(Ai). 3rd in Junior. You need hands on this young man to appreciate the quality and bone structure. He is a slow maturer but is very balanced. Attractive masculine head, darkest of eyes and straight front with elbows well tucked in. Clean shoulders and long muscular neck. Well developed quarters and moved well but just preferred 1 on overall maturity today.

3rd - Johnstone’s Glenbrows Valentino for Gilpeta.

Novice (3, 0)

1st - Morgan& Schofield. Cwsscwn Who Knew (Ai)

2nd - Johnstone’s Glenbrows Valentino for Gilpeta. Just out of puppy and giving his handler a hard time. He has the most appealing masculine head with darkest of eyes and good balanced outline. Good overall angulation, plenty of heart room and strong quarters. Moved ok.

3rd - Sweetlands’ Jedi Du Domaine De Kerarzic Viliu.

Graduate Dog (3, 0)

1st - Riley’s Ferndel Peanut Butter at Ravensworth. Quality dog who will bother the best given time. He possesses a strong masculine head, no doubt that he is a male, but has that soft Welshie expression. Good depth of chest and length of neck. Moved soundly maintaining his top-line and handled beautifully.

2nd - Sweetland’s Jedi Du Domaine De Kerarzic Viliu. Very impressive in profile but just lacking in ring training which I feel would benefit both the dog and handler. Handsome head with plenty of chiselling. Well off for bone and good deep shoulders. Moved well using his tail to advantage.

3rd - Bennett’s Helgen Romeo The Lover

Postgraduate Dog (11, 3)

1st - Worth’s Sarabande Man in the Mirror JW ShCM (Ai) Quality Class. Lots to like about this fully mature dog. Lovely head with plenty of chiselling and dark eye. He presents a balanced compact dog with plenty of heart room, correct top-line and strong rear quarters. Well developed second thigh. Moved true.

2nd - Riley’s Ferndel Buttermint at Ravensworth. Litter brother to winner of previous class. Same comments just felt that this one was not as balanced as his brother but nevertheless a lovely dog.

3rd - Woodhams’ Glynell Jiffy.

Limit Dog (14, 2)

The 1st and 2nd could change place another day. I was splitting hairs and today preferred the overall balance of 1. Have judged both of their mothers before giving one a first and the other RBIS.

1st - Caldwell & McDowell’s Bowdonia Only The Brave for Cerysan. Both boys have lovely balanced heads with dark eye and strong muzzle. They are both beautifully constructed in lay of shoulder and reach of neck. Strong straight fronts and tight well padded feet. Both were well muscled over the loin and moved soundly maintaining their top-lines.

2nd - Brown’s Bowdonia Ozzie I felt had the better hocks but not as compact as 1. He really pushed 1 hard for top honours but 1 just had the edge today and pulled out all the stops to move effortlessly and with drive. He was out to enjoy himself today . RCC

3rd - Sutherland’s Jacranella Solo.

Open Dog (6, 1)

Another lovely class all beautifully presented and handled to perfection.

1st - Ritchie and Tindale’s Slapestones Eros JW. Not a favourite of mine but was I surprised when I got my hands on him. Always knew there was plenty dog there but did not appreciate the substance and muscle that he has. Just turned 5 years old and at his peak he has a masculine head with dark eye and good muzzle. Strong muscular neck, good fore-chest leading into mature well-ribbed body with great depth of chest. Powerful over the loin and well muscled hindquarters with deep second thigh. Well turned stifles which gave him the power for driving when he flowed round the ring. I believe this won him his title. DCC and BIS.

2nd - Graham’s SH CH Taimere Twister Round Nyliram JW ShCM. Gave him BP last time I judged him and have watched him blossom into the lovely dog that he is. You have to have hands on to experience his sound construction and muscle-tone.He has the most appealing masculine head without coarseness , strong neck great depth of body, correct top-line and strong muscled hindquarters. Unfortunately his movement let him down today,

3rd - Harrison’s Glenbrows Picture Me Know JW

Veteran Dog (2, 1)

1st - Johnstone’s Coedbrain Terfel at Diales. Nearly 9 years old and a credit to his owner. A bit arthritic today but he did enough to win his class. He still has a balanced outline when stacked and sweet expression which all the oldies have.

Special Beginners (7, 1)

1st - Mercer’s Amblelight Cassiopeia

2nd - Sweetlands Jedi Du Domaine

3rd - Bennett’s Helgen Romeo The Lover

Special New Members Dog (2, 0)

1st - Mercer’s Amblelight Cassiopeia

2nd - Bennett’s Helgen Romeo The Lover. I liked this boy and with a little more practice I think the owner could get more out of him. He is a lovely shape and well bred with a masculine head and dark eye. Well constructed and moved OK.

Mr Danny Pritchard Special Memorial Stakes (7, 0)

1st - Barkley’s ShCh Cherryheath Mr Mischief JW ShCM. Favourite of mine and he didn’t disappoint. What a mover. One of the best on the day. Larger framed dog but so well balanced and lovely head with that mischievious sparkle in his eye. Everything in the right place. He moves in complete unison with his handler and never lets her down. Will make a hard to beat veteran when his time comes.

2nd - Attwood’s Kylowen Drym. ShCM. 3 years old and in his prime. Different type to no 1 but well balanced and compact. Masculine head not showing any coarseness. Good reach of neck into well angulated shoulders. Strong over the loin and low hocks giving him the drive required.

3rd - Frost’s Cochnaid Cartier Topaz JW ShCM

Good Citizen Dog Scheme, Dog (5, 0)

1st - Graham & Denwood’s Slapestones Newman at Lyndfil. Well presented and handled as always. Another of my favourites but not shown often enough. He oozes Welshie. Loved his head, it has so much work in it with plenty of stop. Lovely dark eye and domed skull with plenty of brain room. Just starting to show signs of grey. Like his type and size. Well ribbed body and strong over the loin. Slightly longer cast than 2 but better rear angulation and good width to second thigh. Moved OK.

2nd - Attwoods Kylowen Drym.

3rd - Hankin’s Haltonion Romeo with Woodelrond

Jennifer Murray

BEST DOG – Ritchie’s Slapestones Eros JW (centre)
RESERVE BEST DOG – Caldwell and McDowell’s Bowdonia Only The Brave
For Cerysan
BEST PUPPY DOG – Worth’s: Sarabande Lord Of The Dance (AI) (right)

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