The Kennel Club of Jersey - Jacqui Ward Critiques
Judge: Jacqui Ward
25 March 2023
I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the officers and committee for inviting me to judge at this show. I felt honoured and was really looking forward to judging and visiting your wonderful Island. Thank you for the extremely warm welcome and the hospitality given to me it was a very memorable experience and one I will always treasure. Thank you also to the exhibitors who entered their wonderful dogs under me, it was an absolute delight to have the opportunity to go over some lovely dogs.
DUBOIS’ WITHAMFRIARY VENI VIDI VICI 14 month old femine bitch of good make and shape with a just off square outline, long lean head, lovely dark soft eye with good chiselling beneath, strong muzzle with large spongy nose. Powerful short neck into correct forequarters, good bone and feet, correct topline. Developing nicely for her age, she still has some developing to do but time is on her side. Very powerful muscled hindquarters which she uses on the move to display an excellent side gate BOB & G4
WELSH SPRINGER SPANIEL
HOUGHTON’S . ALIBAMA NO JOKE AT FIELGAR 10 month old super black dog, balanced in outline and is of good breed type. Super head with clean expressive eyes and good chiselling to his foreface. Clean neck into good forequarters, he is well bodied for his age, short and compact through the body with a strong topline and excellent tail set. Presented in good coat and condition. He was very reluctant on the move so he was difficult to assess. I was informed that the owner had not had him long, I think given time and with a little bit of patience if he gets his confidence back he will have a promising future. BP&BOB
RONDEL’S PENNBEACON VIRTUOUS VIOLET 10 months old bitch of lovely breed type, very feminine in outlook, super head and soft gentle expression. Straight forelegs with good bone and feet, strong neck into well laid shoulders, well bodied for her age, strong loin, good angulation fore and aft, she just kept dropping her topline at times. Presented in good order and was very sound on the move both coming and going and in profile. BP, BOB & PG1 & 5TH BPIS
WHITE’S GRANROSE BLUE TOPAZ 16 month old very feminine bitch who oozes quality and breed type, and is an absolute delight to go over. She is so well constructed, with a super balanced outline. She has the most beautiful head with dark expressive eyes and those eyelashes!, with a melting expression, correct chiselling. Clean neck into well angulated forequarters, with depth to chest, straight well boned forelegs and small tight feet. She has depth and excellent spring to rib, is short coupled, muscled hindquarters with good width over the croup, short neat hocks, presented in outstanding coat and condition. She really comes alive on the move with her typical cockery movement displaying her happy outgoing temperament and animation and her typical merry cockery movement, always holding her lovely shape as she went around the ring. BOB, G1 & 5th BIS
WHITE’S GRANROSE GOLDEN CHANCE 5 year old masculine up to size dog, masculine head, with good chiselling, lovely eye and soft gentle expression, correct ear set, strong neck into good forequarters, well off for bone, I would have preferred shorter nails. Excellent muscle tone throughout, balanced angulation fore and aft, presented in good coat and condition. Moved well BD
DUBOIS DEMIFFON RUBY OLENA 3 year old upstanding feminine bitch, presented in lovely condition, fit and very hard with excellent muscle tone. Lovely head and expression, strong neck into well placed shoulder assembly, enough depth of chest strong level back, moderately angulated hindquarters, very sound on the move with excellent side gait. Handled very well, BOB
GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER.
MICHEL’S KAVACANNE ORZO 3 year old male who is powerful and fit all through, and gives the impression of being able to work all day. Masculine head and expression, strong neck, well laid shoulder with a good return of upper arm. Straight forelegs with good bone and tight feet, strong correct topline and well set tail, strong muscled hindquarters, he stands over plenty of ground. On the move he is sound and steady and moves on an easy stride BOB & G2
WHITE’S GRANROSE BLUE TOPAZ Spaniel (Cocker)
MICHEL’S KAVACANNE ORZO (GSP)
COX’S PETRONELLA FLUER DE LILY AVEC TIROEN (ESS)
DUBOIS’ WITHAMFRIARY VENI VIDI VICI (BRACCO ITALIANO)
GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP
RONDEL’S PENNBEACON VIRTUOUS VIOLET (GOLDEN RETRIEVER)
HOUGHTON’S . ALIBAMA NO JOKE AT FIELGAR(AMERICAN COCKER)
AV JUNIOR GUNDOG
WHITE’S GRANROSE BLUE TOPAZ 9COCKER SPANIEL)
DUBOIS’ WITHAMFRIARY VENI VIDI VICI (BRACCO ITALIANO
COX’S INT CH MULTI CH PETRANELLA JERSEY BOY AT TIROEN (ESS) This 9 year old English Springer Spaniel male was so sound throughout and certainly belies his age. Clean and typical in outline and is of good breed type. Smart and stylish on the move with accurate footfall and keeping his topline at all times, Presented in super coat and muscle tone.
WHITE’S GRANROSE SAPPHIRE DESIGN 8 years old Cocker Spaniel bitch and another one who belies her age, pretty head and gentle expression. Really cobby and cockery, she held her topline well as she moved around the ring.
HOUGHTON’S FIELGAR FLYIN THE FLAG American Cocker
AV GUNDOG BRACE
COX’S ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS & BEST BRACE IN SHOW
WHITE’S COCKER SPANIELS
MARETT’S MARETT’S GAYTECKELS BOTTOMS UP Pdh I could not believe this bitch was over 7 years old, again she is so fit and well muscled, she is extremely feminine A very feminine and presented in fabulous condition. Lovely head and very expressive eyes, really used her ears, she was handled to perfection Moved accurately and with purpose
MARETT’S SISTER ACT
STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
FLETCHER & SEEDHOUSE FAIRLENIUM NORDIC QUEEN AT GRANITANGEL At nearly 2 year old this young bitch is quite eye catching she free stands so easily and correct, there is nothing to hide. Appeals in head shape, with strength yet femininity all through. Well balanced fore and aft, she was presented in excellent muscle tone. Stands up on good feet, and moved on a powerful stride. She was just a little erratic on the move to begin with but once she got into her stride she moved well. BOB & G3
WALKER’S KARAMOUCHE MY LITTLE PONY FOR PETWALK striking 11 month old young lady who was so feminine and pretty. She had a lovely head and expression, super almond shaped eye, well set ears and well fringed. Elegant neck into good shoulders, clean front with fine yet strong bone. Correct length of body, not too square, level topline, her movement was a joy to watch, so elegant with plenty of reach in front and powering from the rear maintaining her shape at all times. This exhibitor is definitely going to have some fun with these two puppies. BP, BOB, and pleased to see her win Best Puppy and Best Junior in Show
CHIHUAHUA (SMOOTH COATED)
MACKAY’S BEAULAMEY SHOW ME THE MONEY FOR TARABISH 14 month old young man who screams quality and demands your attention. He is so well balanced all through. Loved his head and eye. He is very alert and has the cheekiest of expressions. Super body proportions, strong hindquarters with good muscle. He absolutely comes alive on the move holding his shape with his head held high and strutting his stuff. I absolutely loved him. BOB, G1 and was thrilled to watch him win Best In Show.
ALSFORD’S THELBERN M’LADY JANE 4 year old A nicely made bitch with a feminine attractive head, dark sparkling eyes, neat little ears. Excellent body proportions with correct bone, short loin and high set tail. In excellent coat and sound in every direction. A sound good moving bitch shown in presented in very good coat. BOB & G4
STEWART-SMITH FOREPAWS DUTCH COURAGE 17 month old young man Head well balanced with a very expressive dark eye. Super fringing to ears. Good body proportions, level topline, balanced fore and aft. Moves so well in profile but just tends to be a little erratic behind. BOB.
CHIHUAHUA (LONG COAT)
TOY PUPPY GROUP
THE GLASS FLAME STAKES
The Kennel Club of Jersey Winter Championship Results 2023
Held on 25.03.2023.
How lucky were Jacqui and I to have the pleasure of being in Jersey with super dogs, marvellous hospitality from the fabulous committee and a first class hotel to boot!
I must mention Artur, my steward. His first time officiating in this capacity. He had the ring flowing smoothly. What a star. Thank you to all.
BIS, Handling, Group Results, AV & Stakes Classes
Best in Show - Judge Mrs Patsy Hollings
BEST IN SHOW: Beaulamey Show Me The Money For Tarabish - Chihuahua Smooth Coat owned by Miss C MacKay. This junior dog, presented a balanced picture with good deportment. He never put a foot wrong and was completely unfazed by his competitors. Whilst refined, he still displayed masculinity. Rounded skull, with large mobile ears used to advantage. Bright, round dark eyes. Stand squarely on fine boned legs. Super body and brisk movement retaining the solid outline.
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW: Mrs J Le Claire - Fontanarossa Equator: Great Dane. Well, from one extreme to the other! Again, whilst still a junior, she has the most beautiful stance and firmness of shape. Powerful feminine with elegance. Stately outlook from her clean head, which has length and strength in muzzle. The ached neck flows smoothly through well laid shoulder, neat elbows and straight front legs. Level firm back to developed loin and width to rump. Really muscular quarters and strong hocks.
THIRD BEST IN SHOW: Petwalk Inspirational (Owned by Mr P Walker & Mrs K Journeaux) – Lhasa Apso. Immaculate presentation on this young well developed bitch of super proportions and therefore typical in balance and type. Has that ‘snooty ‘expression, from her clean dark eye, set in her lovely head piece. Sound in bone, legs and feet both ends. Long well covered ribs to short muscular loin, providing firm back. Full coat tops a super picture.
FOURTH BEST IN SHOW: Miss B Beaumont & Miss H Bisson - Woodhenge Stars In Your Eyes For Beaulamey - Welsh Corgi Pembroke. Impressive youngster, just over a year old and has an air of quality and is very typical throughout. Low set with clearance. Gorgeous head, carriage to neck and presented in full bloom of full coat. She is active with good footfall and a confident air.
FIFTH BEST IN SHOW: Miss C White - Granrose Blue Topaz - Spaniel (Cocker). Gleaming coat, tops a sound, fit feminine bitch with a true cocker attitude. She never stops wagging her well placed tail. Lovely clean head, correct skull, low ear and bright outlook from the clean eye. Big ribs, firm loin and width to rump. Presented in prime order .Very smart.
SIXTH BEST IN SHOW: Mr S & Mrs P Mottershaw & Mrs F Officer - Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa (Jun.ch.Jd) (Imp Ire) - Saluki. Agile smooth lithe action on this shapely, dignified male. Has a long dry head and that far away look in his oval eye. Pleased for size and balance. Each part smoothly follows into the next, with depth to brisket and length of rib, to correct cut up. Easy action.
SEVENTH BEST IN SHOW: Mrs C V Marett - Gayteckels Musical Melody: Cesky Terrier. Completed a quality line up here. Presented in excellent condition and moves with good foot placement and typical shpely form. Has length to head ending at big nose and strong jaw. Clean ach to neck. Good proportions all though.
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Mr P Walker: Karamouche My Little Pony for Petwalk- Chinese Crested.This bitch is just right for balance and emits a confident stylish attitude with excellent deportment as she easily covers the ground, working with handler to advantage. Balance of skull, ears low set and mobile with good carriage. Clean cheeks to tapering muzzle. Fine boned legs of good length. Good ribbing and short firm loin. Muscular quarters .Very smart.
RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Mrs C A Allen- Ribans Our Impressive Queen - Shetland Sheepdog. Under the clean well groomed, profuse, double coat is a well-developed body of correct proportions and muscle. She has balance of head, sweet expression and tapering muzzle with well placed teeth. Good topline, to slope of croup and continuation of tail. In this final she used the ring to display her quality.
THIRD BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Miss C A Smithers: Tuttlebees White Venture at Meantmore - Toy Poodle. Cheeky and so typical, wherever you looked at him. 9 month male, so well put together and in super body. Appeals in head with that spark from his dark eye. Soundly constructed and firm in shape. Lively, with style on the move.
FOURTH BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Mrs F Officer: Eeri Thanks For The Dance – Whippet. She has femininity and is balanced throughout with shape and good side gait. Dry head, reach of neck, good rib to developed loin and correct cut up. Width of rump and muscular quarters, tapered tail not carried too high.
FIFTH BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: Mrs J Rondel - Pennbeacon Virtuous Violet - Golden Retriever. In full boat and level back with tail straight off and used well. Pleased in head, well set eye, good pigmentation. Quality bone and decent feet.
BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW: Mr P Walker: Karamouche My Little Pony for Petwalk - Chinese Crested. Repeat and well deserved.
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW: Mrs C V Marett - Jsy Ch Idefix Day Break At Gayteckels Pdh - Cesky Terrier. Hard, fit in first class order .What a super male. He is typical with a grand head, good ear use and bright attentive eye. Shapely throughout. Sound, honest .Nothing to dislike here and goes with brisk action and never loses outline. Silky coat and expertly prepared.
BEST BRACE IN SHOW: Mr S & Mrs P Mottershaw & Mrs F Officer – Salukis.This pair matched for type and temperament .They worked with handler and in unison. Well presented and in good order.
Utility Group Mrs Patsy Hollings
Group 1 - Petwalk Inspirational (Owned by Mr P Walker & Mrs K Journeaux) – Lhasa Apso. 3rd. BIS.
Group 2 – Mrs L Stewart- Smith: Forepaws Fury - Shih Tzu. Impressive, solid dog. He has quality and type and impressed me when hands on. Strength and balance. Moved as he was made, easily with smooth ground cover. Really well handled.
Group 3 – Miss C A Smithers: Tuttlebees White Venture at Meantmore - Toy Poodle.3rd.BPIS.
Group 4 – Mr P Oliver- Glynfelin Regal Fontaine - French Bulldog. She has type and is in good body. Great character, so typical of the breed. Clean dark eye, distinct stop, filled cheeks and strength in underjaw. Cobby in body. Went well.
Utility Puppy Group
Group 1 – Miss C A Smithers: Tuttlebees White Venture at Meantmore - Toy Poodle. Repeat.
Pastoral Group - Judge Mrs Patsy Hollings
Group 1 – Miss B Beaumont & Miss H Bisson - Woodhenge Stars In Your Eyes - For Beaulamey - Welsh Corgi Pembroke. She must finish very well.
Group 2 – Mr A Newcombe - Samspring Your Ultimate Gift- Samoyed. 19 month bitch .Very pleasing to go over, under her profuse, well maintained coat. Has that lovely head and expression, with good pigmentation, that draws one in. Presented in body that is super for age. Performed with handled to display her attributes.
Group 3 – Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) Mrs C V Marett: Twinan Lets Be A Clown at Gayteckels. Very typical bitch, who has large ears set to denote expression. Muscular clean neckline .Good depth and spring of ribs with neat erlbow and has clearance Strong bone and decent feet.
Group 4 – Mr J Bennett - Wakematt Polly of Jasandor - German Shepherd Dog. Handled to work as a team to present a decent easy gait, holding it all together. Alert with lovely eye. Corresponding angulation both ends .Firm hocks .Presents a balanced outline at all times.
Pastoral Puppy Group
Group 1 – Mrs C A Allen- Ribans Our Impressive Queen - Shetland Sheepdog. Repeat.
Group 2 – Miss C Mackay - Darian Addicted To Love At Tarabish - Border Collie. He has pleasing head, was well turned out and has correct head carriage on the move. Balanced, not weak or too strong. Alert and active.
AV Pastoral Junior Dog or Bitch – Miss B Beaumont & Miss H Bisson - Woodhenge Stars In Your Eyes - For Beaulamey - Welsh Corgi Pembroke. Repeat.
AV Pastoral Brace – Mrs C A Allen’s Shetland Sheepdogs
Hound Group Judge Mrs Patsy Hollings
Group 1 – Mr S & Mrs P Mottershaw & Mrs F Officer - Ir Ch Ulmarra Naa (Jun.ch.Jd) (Imp Ire) – Saluki. Repeat.
Group 2 – Mr S & Mrs P Mottershaw - Eeri Come Fly With Me To Elangeni – Whippet. He has shape and soundness. In lovely body.Dry head, good eye and reach to clean neck. Very shapely and held his outline as he moved, which he did with positive foot placement.
Group 3 – Ms S Woodhouse - Serenaker Bergerac Avec Birybarn – Beagle. Pleasing head proportions and clean muscular neck. Level back, well ribbed. In very good body and gleaming coat. He is all hound and did all asked well.
Group 4 – Mrs D Coleman - Oniasid Melisandre Ygritte - Dachshund Miniature Smooth-haired. Happy in good coat. Pretty head and disposition. Rather likes her dinner.
Hound Puppy Group Judge Mrs Patsy Hollings
Group 1 Mrs F Officer Eeri Thanks For The Dance –Whippet. Repeat.
AV Hound Junior Dog or Bitch – Mrs F Officer Eeri Thanks For The Dance –Whippet. Repeat.
AV Hound Veteran – Dr S Lawson - Alamayn Equinox Cassidy At Kipipiriking - Whippet. Immaculate presentation and presents an eye catching picture with type, both standing and moving. A credit to the owner.
AV Hound Brace – Mr S & Mrs P Mottershaw & Mrs F Officer - Saluki. BBIS.
Working Group Judge Mrs Patsy Hollings
Group 1 – Mrs J Le Claire - Fontanarossa Equator: Great Dane. She must have a very good future.
Group 2 – Ms O Lynnyk - Holodnaya Zhara Vivat! Poltava - Russian Black Terrier. I loved her and could have gone either way with this one and the winner. Strong, sound, feminine and full of type. In super condition and coat. Handled to advantage. I was very impressed
Group 3 – Mrs J & Mr D Sharrock - Edison-Eiger Vom Rickental - Entlebucher Mountain Dog. This fit, balanced male, was truly unlucky to meet the winners. He is well put together and pleased for size and balanced. Clean, masculine head with attentive outlook from clean round eyes. Strong in body with long ribs. Slope to croup leads to correct tail set and carriage.