Bitches Critique

My thanks to the Officers and Committee for a lovely day which was originally planned for November last year, so congratulations to them for their tenacity in ‘eventually’ holding this show and to Lee Cox and his team for their hospitality and making it possible. A perfect day for showing Whippets. I was extremely pleased with my final line up of unbeaten bitches ,I felt that on the whole hind movement has improved but some still lack development in second thigh and exhibitors ‘race’ around the ring to the detriment of their dog’s movement. In some cases exhibits were apprehensive on the table and rightly so, no lockdown training replicates a real show especially when the judge is masked but that made no difference to my placings.

VB(5,0)

  1. Whitaker Crosbie’s Mulcair Meerkat Marble JW Sh.CM, hardly seems five minutes since she was in the ‘younger classes’ but hasn’t lost any of her qualities. Beautifully balanced with lovey head and expression. Good reach of neck, clean shoulders. Flowing topline and low hocks. Moved well especially in profile. BVIS.
  2. Mycroft’s Ger.Ch.Shiny Sensations Spirit of Love for Supeta (IMP),different type and lighter made all through. Very feminine and nice to go over. Good spring of rib and rise over loin. Balanced hqs.
  3. Leathart’s Ringmore Day Lily.

MPB(9,0)

  1. Perkin’s Silkridge Jasmine, Br/Wt handy size, well balanced with strong neck and well filled in forechest. Strong over loin into well balanced hqs. Strong mover with good width and drive.
  2. McConkey’s Barmoll Blue Bayou, Immature but really liked her overall shape. Correct type of bone, moved with good forward reach and drive. Time on her side to fulfil this promise.
  3. Whitaker Crosbie’s Mulcair Dun & Dusted.

PB(5,2)

  1. Mycroft,Morris & Waddell’s Crosscrop Candle in the Wind to Supeta, Very Feminine all through, lovely overall shape and balance. Well laid shoulder and upper arm angulation, good spring of rib and depth of brisket. Moved with good width and balance to hqs. My co judge agreed she should be BPIS.
  2. Howgate & Hulll’s Palmik Lady Guinevere, Totally different type, well sized with good substance. lean shoulder with good fill in of forechest. Moved with good front reach. Just had a steeper fallaway than 1 but was a little unsettled. Strong , well muscled hqs, moved soundly.
  3. White’s Iscaglades Goldilocks.

JB(5,0)

  1. Mycroft’s Supeta’s Little Darlin’ feminine br/wt trim another feminine lady, nicely balanced, would like a shade more front angulation but good spring, well ribbed back. Flowing topline, low hocks.
  2. Allen’s Zoraden Enchanted, appealed in type and size. Quality bone with good feet. Well developed body, moved with good width front and back. 3.Sharp’s Chippwhipp Let the Sunshine.

YB(8,1)

  1. Yacoby Wright’s Cobyco City Lights, top quality bitch ,lovely head and expression. Well angulated front with good return of upper arm. Correct depth of brisket, flowing lines all through. Strong hindquarters. Res.CC.
  2. Spring’s Treviskey Enchanted Wisper, useful brindle bitch of good substance and shape. Well balanced head, good expression. Well off for body, depth and strength over loin. Strong mover.
  3. Turner’s Gilnockie Indigo Blue.

NB(8,1)

  1. 1.McConkey’s Barmoll Blue Bayou.
  2. 2.Turner’s Gilnockie Indigo Blue, elegant bitch of good quality and balance. Not quite as collected at present as 1 but stands over the ground well balanced head with good width of neck. Deep brisket. Good bend of stifle. Moved very well.
  3. 3.Perkin’s Citycroft Americano with Silkridge.

SBB(4,0)

  1. Saxby’s Runaround Amazin’Grace with Sandspring, feminine bitch who won on her overall balance and sound movement. Would like a shade more strength of foreface. Good reach of neck and shoulders in keeping. Well shaped body .Soundest here.
  2. Hawker’s Rosedale Lady at Mollytop, Bitch with lots to offer construction wise but for me a little heavy all through. Moved soundly but with more confidence would help herself so much. Good bone and type, well matured body, useful bitch.
  3. Ellsmore’s Freehamlet Dreme Maker.

GB(8,2)

  1. Allen’s Lolani Mocha Martini at Zoraden, not a colour for many but on handling she is well made and moved soundly. Good depth of chin hidden by her mask (!) Strong neck, well placed front. Good depth of brisket, a little slack in loin on the move and could be in harder muscle. But overall well sized and sound.
  2. Webb’s Nevedith Cape Jasmine, sweet feminine of good type. Well shaped body with clean shoulder. Moved well in profile but a little too narrow to and fro.
  3. Franklin’s Haccasbrook Say It Again.

PGB(12,1)

  1. Turner’s Have Faith, Lovely black bitch of quality. Feminine head with that typical Whippety look, strong underjaw. Long reach of neck with lovely front angulation. Good bone substance and feet. Flowing outline. Well muscled moving soundly both ways.
  2. Whitaker Crosbie’s Crosscrop May Be The One at Mulcair JW, fawn/wt different type but put up a strong challenge. Scores well in front angulation, strong neck, well bodied, plenty of loin. In good muscle tone, moved soundly both ways. 3.Howgate & Hull’s Bryntreia Whispered Love at Palmik JW.

LB(12,1)

  1. Howgate & Hull’s Palmik Queen of Diamonds, well balanced head with good depth of neck and well angulated front, plenty of forechest. Well collected body, well ribbed, gentle rise over the loin. Soundest mover with plenty of width to her hqs.
  2. Snelgrove’s Kamasal Starlight Rascal at Huntinghill, lots to like about this bitch, totally different type to 1 and more appealing to me but wasn’t as good in shoulder as 1.Beautifully bodied up and correct quality bone. Nice arch over topline. Sound mover.
  3. Ellis’ Rainfield Rainnymph.

OB(8,0)

  1. Sykes’Veredon Another Rose, br/wt trim, Feminine typy head with lovely expression. Long reach of neck into well set shoulders and good return of upper arm. A real S shaped body with good spring of rib. Lovely flow all through, then came her movement, a lesson in light and effortless ground coverage with a strong topline held all the time. Won this class with ease and outmoved everything to win her third CC and after some discussion my co-judge although not her ‘type’ at all, agreed she should be BIS.