The judge for our Open show, held on the 28th October 2018 was Brian Speed (Speediestaff) from Cumbria.

Proceedings commenced with a minutes silence remembering the passing of Club members Stan Atherton and Len Barton, RIP.

Stan was the other half of  the Lancstaff kennel and husband to Carole, a former secretary of the North West. They bred two Champions – Ch Lancstaff Sparbu Saga and Ch Lancstaff Rosie Roras Red and in the same breath Lancstaff Kjells Namsos Noble, a well known stud dog. 

Apart from the dog scene Stan’s other passion was fishing – he smoked his own fish and delicious they were too. 

Len was a long standing NW member and enthusiastic supporter of the Training Class supplying a hand-made (by Len himself) collar and lead for the raffle, that’s not just a one time gesture it was every training class!

Len wasn’t a prolific breeder but I do recall his dog Bowbar Midnight Encounter doing some good winning.


Before the main business of the day Club Chairman Archie Bryden announced that the proceeds from the Sponsored walk, held in September 2018 for Stafford Rescue, amounted to the gargantuan sum of £2665.

Pictured below is Archie presenting a cheque for £580 to Barbara Green, to add to the £2085 collected by Barbara herself. 

 


On with the show and time for Chairman Archie Bryden to introduce the judge

As always these shows at Leigh are very well supported by spectators drawn from all over the NW area who are not necessarily involved in exhibiting but are obviously still very much interested in the breed – it’s certainly fills the hall and creates a terrific atmosphere and this show was no exception.  

The show attracted an entry of 40, not bad these days and with only 7 dogs absent the Class numbers were enough to give Brian some actual judging to do.

Most exhibitors attending were relatively local drawn from the North West, Cumbria, Yorkshire and the Potteries areas and we did see some from further afield (from the Midlands) but I never expected to see someone from the Isle of Skye – a certain Miss Z Stephens – phew. 

Thanks to all for helping to make this a super event.

Of course, it always helps if the refreshments are something to shout about and that was definitely the case here – I can vouch for the hot pot, yum.

Well done to Dave Heyes and Julie Simpson, assisted at the show by Steve Simpson and Denise Ramsden. 

The Club would also like to thank NW member Julie Cartwright for standing in as a ring steward – it’s not as though the NW is short on that front but with all able stewards involved in various show duties and a couple of committee absentees it left us a bit short on the day.

Show Critique and Results

First huge apologies to everyone for the lateness of my critique.

Second a huge Thank You to the committee and members of the North West SBTC for inviting me to judge your open show.

I was impressed with the quality of the dogs and there were some tough decisions to make.

The show was well run and the atmosphere on the day was excellent.

Thank you to my Steward for the day who helped to keep things running smoothly.

Last but not least a huge Thank you to the exhibitors for bringing your dogs for me to judge

Dogs 

No minor puppies!! Although there will be a few coming through, judging by the number coming to the Training class at the moment.

Puppy Dog – 2 entries

 

1st Murray’s Cinfel MelodiesTailor, BPD & BPIS

9 Month red dog with a strong head neat ears dark eye and correct bite. Good muzzle to skull ratio with distinct stop and good expression. Strong neck good shoulder angulation. Good wide front with good depth of chest and enough rib for age. Lots of bone level top line and strong rear quarters with correct tail set. Moved well once settled. Happy to award him Best puppy dog and Best Puppy in show

 

 2nd Blanch Calonge’s – Stormfire Sex Symbol

11 Mnth blk/wh pied. Another promising young dog with many of the qualities of 1 nice head dark eye and correct bite with good expression. Less bone than 1 nice front with good depth of chest and enough rib. Level top line. Well muscled shoulders and rear quarters. Good bend of stifle and correct tail set. Moved well

 

Junior Dog (5 entries, 1 absent)

 

1st Blanch Calonge’s Stormfire Lebron James

Another nice young dog. Red/white pied with a nice head shape distinct stop dark eye correct bite. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders. Nice wide front deep chest and well sprung ribs. Level top line strong rear quarters. Shown in good fit condition moved well.

 

2nd Preston’s Tillcarr Fire Starter

Blk/br with a good head shape dark eye neat ears giving a typical expression. Well muscled shoulders wide front deep chest and well sprung ribs. Enough bone. Level top line . Strong rear quarters good bend of stifle. Moved ok.

 

3rd Tighes’s – Tegumen Ace Of Spades

 

4th Brannon’s Beckash Master Craftsman – the dog gave the handler a hard  time making it impossible for the judge to assess him and indeed for a half decent photo of him – a trip to a handling class, maybe?

Whatever, here he is.

Novice Dog  (3 entries)

1st Major’s Maxsta Floyd Lord Of The Went

Blk/br Another with a nice head shape distinct stop dark eye neat ears and strong underjaw. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders nice wide front deep chest and well sprung ribs. Level top line powerful rear quarters help him to move with drive.

2nd Tegumen Ace Of Spades (3rd in Junior)

Blk/br nice head shape a little light in the eye for me. Strong neck well muscled shoulders wide front deep chest level top line moved ok.

3rd Beckash Master Craftsman (4th in Junior)

Post Graduate Dog (6 entries)

1st McCarron-Tuer’s Elitebull Supermoon

Blk/br with a super head shape distinct stop dark eye neat ears giving a beautiful expression. Strong neck running into well muscled shoulders nice wide front deep chest and good spring of rib. Level top line strong rear quarters nice bend of stifle. Shown in good fit condition moved well.

 

2nd Stanway’s – Waystaff Strike Force, pictured left, below (no 32)

Red/white pied with a nice head with dark eyes. Strong neck running into well angulated powerful shoulders wide front with good depth of chest. Good level top line powerful rear quarters helped him move well

3rd Boote’s Belnite Balor at Gelstaff, pictured above, right (no 4)

4th Tillcarr Fire Starter (2nd in Junior)

5th Tegumen Ace Of Spades (3rd in Junior & 2nd in Novice)

Limit Dog (3 entries)

1st Yorke’s Braunstaff Feel The Noise, BD & BIS

Blk/br with a super head dark eyes neat ears correct bite strong underjaw and distinct stop. Powerful neck running into well angulated powerful shoulders. Massive bone good wide front with good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Level top line powerful rear quarters helping him to move with drive and purpose. Good bend of stifle and correct tail set. Everything about this dog exudes strength and power. Happy to award him Best Dog and later Best in Show.

 

2nd Simpson & Nicholson’s Ballindona Standing Bear

Another quality Blk/br with a good head shape dark eye neat ears strong underjaw. Powerfull neck running into well angulated shoulders. Good wide front nice deep chest and well sprung ribs. Good level top line. Moved well

 

3rd Axe’s Harley’s Choice

Open Dog (4 entries, 1 absent)

1st Finney’s Ch Ballindona Crafty Copper at Sanguliano, RBD

Beautiful brindle colour Another top quality dog with a good head dark eyes and neat ears strong underjaw. Lots of bone good wide front with good deep chest and well sprung ribs. Strong neck running into well angulated powerful shoulders. Level top line and strong rear quarters with correct tail set and nice bend of stifle. Moved well. Reserve Best Dog.

 

2nd Mayren’s Bellarouge Adonis at Fergiestaffs

Another top quality dog with a good strong head dark eyes and neat ears and strong underjaw. Strong neck running into well muscled shoulders wide front with good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Level top line strong rear quarters. Shown in good fit condition moved well. 

3rd Stanway’s Little Earthquakes Powerstrike at Waystaff

The dog line up

 

The best Dog went to the Limit winner – Nick Yorke’s Braunstaff Feel The Noise

 

Bitches

Minor Puppy Bitch (2 entries)

1st Halifax’s – Jackstaff Bewitched

8 month red and white top size bitch with a good head dark eye neat ears giving a pleasing expression. Good wide front good depth of chest and ample rib for age level top line moved well. Will be interesting to see how she develops.

 

2nd Nicholson’s Ballindona Bobbydazzler

8 month blk/br with a lovely feminine head dark eyes and neat ears . Good bone with a nice wide front deep chest and enough rib. Level top line nice bend of stifle and correct tail set. Moved well

 

Puppy Bitch (6 entries, 1 absent)

1st Karlsson & Beaufoy’s – Lackyle Banrion Uasal at Jewelstaff, BPB

11 month blk/br with feminine head dark eye and good expression. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders wide enough front with good depth of chest and enough rib level top line with a nice tuck up. Well muscled rear quarters with correct tail set and nice bend of stifle. Moved well. Overall a nice young bitch. Best puppy bitch.

2nd Ballindona Bobbydazzler (2nd in Minor Puppy)

3rd Martinez’s – Stormfire Fire and Ice

4th Millers’ Skyland Ontario

5th Murray’s Cinfel Melodies Golden Girl

Junior Bitch (3 entries)

1st Kirk’s Jodanzac Fireball Red

Very pretty red bitch with a nice feminine head dark eyes and neat ears giving a lovely expression. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders. Good bone nice wide front and depth of chest with well sprung ribs. Good level top line strong rear quarters with correct tail set. Moved well

 

2nd Harrison & Roper’s – Trawden Solitaire

Red and white with a pleasing head shape, neat ears. Good bone wide front with good depth of chest and enough rib. Well angulated shoulders level top line well muscled rear quarters moved well

 

3rd Skyland Ontario (4th in Puppy)

Novice Bitch (2 entries)

1st Jodanzac Fireball Red (1st in Junior)

2nd Skyland Ontario (4th in Puppy & 3rd in Novice)

Blk/br nice head dark eye and neat ears. Wide enough front with good depth of chest and enough rib. Level top line moved ok

Post Graduate Bitch (3 entries, 1 absent)

1st McDermott & Bernhardsson’s – Kings & Queen’s Over The Moon

blk/br with a nice feminine head dark eyes and neat ears giving a typical expression. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders. Nice wide front with good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Level top line strong rear quarters with correct tail set and nice bend of stifle. Shown in good fit condition moved well

 

2nd Jodanzac Fireball Red (1st in Junior & Novice)

Limit Bitch (4 entries)

1st Mudd’s – Chiswelstaff Jean Genie, RBB

Bl/br with a beautiful head dark eyes and neat ears giving a typical expression. Strong neck running into well muscled shoulders. Ample bone good wide front with good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Level top line powerful rear quarters with correct tail set and nice bend of stifle. Shown in good fit condition moved well. Reserve Best Bitch.

 

2nd Waltham’s – Dringshaw Boule De Neige

White bitch with a strong head neat ears dark eye. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders good wide front with good depth of chest and enough rib. Level top line powerful rear quarters moved well. Another quality bitch just preferred the balance of 1st.

 

3rd Riley & Corcoran’s Molru Shine Ya Light

 

Open Bitch (5 entries, 2 absent)

1st Stanway’s Stormfire Crack The Code at Waystaff, BB & RBIS

Very pretty red and white bitch with a lovely feminine head dark eyes and neat ears giving a typical expression. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders good wide front with good depth of chest and enough rib. Level top line with a nice tuck up. Strong rear quarters good bend of stifle and correct tail set. Shown in good fit condition Moved well Happy to award her Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show.

 

2nd Cartwright’s Zakstaff Winterfell

Another quality blk/br bitch with a nice feminine head dark eyes and neat ears giving a nice expression. Strong neck running into well angulated shoulders good wide front with good depth of chest and enough rib. Level top line strong rear quarters moved well 

 

3rd Stephens Darling Suzies Girl (from the Isle of Skye) – she disappeared before I could take a photo.

 

The Bitch Line up

 

 

The Best Bitch  and winner of the Open Class – Stormfire Crack The Code at Waystaff on the left with the Reserve Best Bitch going to Chiswelstaff Jean Genie, right.

 

The competition for BIS, below, went to  the dog Braunstaff Feel The Noise (left), with Reserve BIS going to the bitch Stormfire Crack the Code at Waystaff, right 


The principal winners pictured with our judge for the day, Brian Speed

 

Best Dog and BIS – Nick Yorke’s Braunstaff Feel The Noise, pictured below.

 

Reserve BIS and Best bitch – Paul & Liz Stanway’s Stormfire Crack The Code at Waystaff

 

Reserve best dog John Finney’s Ch Ballindona Crafty Copper at Sanguliano

 

Reserve Best bitch Chris Mudd’s Chiswelstaff Jean Genie, he must have done a runner!

 

Best Puppy – Paul Murray’s Cinfel Melodies Tailor

 

The End and may you all have had a safe journey home