MIDLAND & WEST OF ENGLAND GREAT DANE CLUB 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
It was a privilege to be asked to judge at your 70th anniversary dog show. And a special thank you to Chris and Jackie for their excellent stewarding. I would like to thank all the exhibitors for entering under me. The atmosphere was very relaxed, and all the dogs had good temperaments. Movement was hard to assess as the floor was slippery, some dogs found it more difficult than the others. A few dogs were weak on the Hocks, and many had splayed feet also, I found many lacked muscle tone which good road work would surely help. Slack eyes, short foreface’s, straight shoulders and weak top lines were also present. All were in good clean condition. I was pleased with all my winners.
MINOR PUPPY DOG
1st. JAYDANIA DEVILE MAY CARE. MAGANARIS. Dr. E. MOIRA JANE GRAY.
What A cracking fawn puppy just 6 months old, everything to love about him fabulous head, dark eye, good chest and shoulder lay. Smashing width of bum, a roly poly baby with tail wagging and enjoying his first show. Pity he had to come up against my puppy dog for best puppy.
2nd. CARSAN VINCENT.MACKENZIE Mrs.C.
Well bodied blue puppy. Nice shape and make moved steady.
1st. FOALDOWN SECRET TRIBUTE. COLLETT Mrs.L.
This fawn youngster stood out in this class, so mature for his age. Correct head, good ear carriage, dark eye, good length to foreface, correct front and shoulder lay. Topline good, correct turn of stifle, moved true, coming and going with ease. A lovely firstclass puppy. Reserved CC and best puppy in show.
2nd. DINAHTRON RAG TRADE. McGUINNESS MARIA & DAVID.
Fawn youngster not as mature in body as one, needs time to develop.
1st. CALCHAS YANDAMAR YANKEE WALSH JOHN & MARY.
Well marked Harlequin dog in good condition, good reach of neck, correct front, well sprung ribs with good topline, moved soundly round the ring, a very happy lad.
2nd. SOCAR NOSEY PARKER AT DRAMALEX. HOLLAND Mrs.A & MARTIN.
Fawn boy dark mask, good clean neck, moved well and enjoying his day.
1st. BOURNTWYN RAGS TO RICHES. BITHELL Mr.& Mrs.
Very showy fawn dog, dark eye and mask with a correct drop of lip, good length of foreface and neck, correct front and shoulder lay, well-
2nd. RAYJEN SCRABBLE. ROSE Mr & Mrs.
Big blue boy of good colour, well bodied.
1st. DINAHTRON RAG TRADE. McGUINNESS MARIA & DAVID.
Fawn dog, dark mask and eye, nice front, good width of bum, moved ok.
2nd. AKURA AERODYNAMIC. SHADBOLT Miss D.
Well bodied black. Well muscled end, moved ok.
POST GRADUATE DOG.
1st. PREVELI BE YOURSELF. ROBINSON Mrs.M.
Fawn boy stood alone, dark mask, good length of foreface. Moved ok.
1st. CULSEANDANES TYRION THE IMP. SHEDDON Mrs.D.
Powerful fawn boy. True dane expression, good length of foreface, well filled front, good depth of brisket, well sprung ribs, moved with drive around the ring.
2nd. RAVENDANE DEAL ME IN WITH ELBAREVOL. BURTON Mrs.S.
See write up on mantle class.
SPECIAL VETERAN DOG.
A joy to see these oldies enjoying their day. All a bit grey round the faces, makes them true gentlemen, loved them all. So hard to choose, all deserved first place and could change places another day.
1st. PREVEU MANOS. ROBINSON Mrs.M.
Tall fawn boy, good foreface and dark eye, lovely reach of neck. Not enjoying the floor today.
2nd. DAINMAJIK DANTE FOR SOUPURY. FLANAGAN Miss J.and Mrs J.
Mantle dog in good condition, gentle expression, well bodied, decided to gallop around the ring like a racehorse which is lovely to see.
SPECIAL OPEN BLUE DOG.
1st. THEBYREBLUE TRUE VALOOR. MARTIN Mrs.C.and JIM.
Large frame blue dog, correct head, good foreface, well arched neck, well filled front, in good body condition. Needs to strengthen in hocks and pasterns. Road work might help his movement.
2nd. CULSEANDANES BLUE POSEIDON. SNEDDON Mrs.D.
Light blue dog. Not the body of one. Moved ok.
SPECIAL OPEN BLACK DOG
1st. DANEMOOR BLACK WATCHE FOR SARAWEN. PEPPER Miss.S.
What a smashing young black dog. Dark eye, correct drop of lip, narrow skull, good length of neck, good chest and shoulder lay, correct topline, well-
2nd. BANDWAR FOR ACES HIGH. BOLLONS Mr & Mrs.
Lacked the body of one. Moved ok.
SPECIAL OPEN BRINDLE DOG.
1st. ROOLAKISS RE ATTRACTION VIA EMANEAZ. HARRISON Mr & Mrs.M.D & E.B. D
Well marked brindle dog. All dane. Good shoulder lay, clean neck, well sprung ribs, in good body condition.
SPECIAL OPEN FAWN DOG.
1st. KEIRKANE`S KING OF THETHRONE JW. RYAN Mrs.O.
Dark mask and eye, good reach of neck, correct angulation, moved freely.
2nd. GRIFFINDANE ATHOS. GRIFFIN & GRIERSON Mr. & Mrs. M. & B.
Lovely chest, neck and shoulder lay. Moved well.
SPECIAL OPEN HARLEQUIN DOG.
1st. ZIRAN ZLATKO. COOK Miss E.A.
Very nice well marked harlequin dog. Well shaped head, correct drop of lip, good reach of neck, well filled front, good shoulder lay, good width to bum, correct turn of stifle, moved soundly round the ring. Nice boy.
2nd. TAMZDANE OH MY APPLE PIE JW. POCOCK Miss T.
Well marked harlequin boy, beautiful clean white neck, stockier than one, moved and handled well, another nice boy.
SPECIAL OPEN MANTLE DOG
1st. RAVENDANE DEAL ME IN WITH ELBAREVOL. Mrs.S.Burton
Second in limit. Well marked mantle dog. Good clean white and black. Well filled front, good topline, well muscled hind quarters, in lovely condition, moved soundly around the ring, just needs time to mature.
2nd. DAMARKANN MARQUISITE Ms.S.Kelleway
In good condition. Good depth of body, decided to race round the ring, tail wagging, a pleasure to see.
1st. TENAYA CHEROKEE LONE WOLF. SEDDON Mrs.H.
Fawn boy, good reach of neck,well filled front, good width of hindquarters. Strode out well on the move.