MIDLAND & WEST OF ENGLAND GREAT DANE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2019.
JUDGE JAN BROOKER (BEIZJAN GREAT DANES)
I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge bitches at this very prestigious show. I haven’t judged bitches in this country since 2015 so was very excited at the prospect. I would also like to thank my very able stewards, Jackie & Chris Woods. We have some very knowledgeable, ernest breeders in this country with some very exciting youngsters. However, we are seeing many with too much length through the loin, which often produces soft toplines and effects movement. Front assembly is still a problem, steep shoulders and upper arms which shortens front movement as they are unable to fully extend. Also steep croups which again effects hind movement. I cannot also not mention handling. There are some very good handlers, they are at one with their dogs, they talk and have a repore with them, they have put the work in. Then we have the ones that tow their dogs into the ring, no encouraging words, they don’t walk them into position but push and shove them into it. Then, after planting every leg firmly into the ground, still with no kind words expect them to ‘show’. It saddens and upsets me to see this, please, be gentle with this beautiful, sensitive breed, talk to them, encourage them with praise, be patient, put the work in and you will reap the results. Rant over.
M/P 1st. Cubitt, Annadanes Turkana, Just 6 months, Very pretty blue girl really caught my eye by her overall proportions. Feminine head, with good length, flat cheeks, dark eye, good ear carriage. Long neck into correct front assembly. Good depth of brisket to elbows,strong topline and croup. Moved out well, keeping her shape for such a baby, sympathetically handled 2nd. McGuiness,Nelson & Hooker. Garsak I Surrender Dinahtron, 7mnth fawn baby, plenty of bone and substance, well balanced head with super dark mask and dark eye. Lovely type and proportions. Just preferred topline of winner today. Patiently handled. 3rd. King, Dolby & Beall, Eppwood Indiana. Puppy. 1st McLellan, Jutlander’s Bat Out Of Hell to Anadain. Quality fawn girl of 9 mnths. Feminine head with correct planes and depth of muzzle, dark mask and eye with good ear carriage, super reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulders, deep through the brisket, well sprung ribs, although plenty of length through loin, strong quarters Moved well covering the ground effortlessly. Beat her brother for Best Puppy In Show. What a quality litter. Well handled. A bright future. 2nd. Morgan-
very proud to have bred these two beauts. Just thought the winner just had the edge today. Well handled. 3rd. Cranfield, Santanna Dazzling Spirit at Zefather. Well handled. Yearling. 1st. McGuiness, Nelson-