2009 CH Show

The Smooth Fox Terrier Association

66th Championship Show

Saturday 18th April 2009

Judge: Antonia Thornton (Watteau)

BIS/BOB/DCC Corriecoate Mastercard

BCC Migley Domino with Gosel

RDCC Glendraterra Dylan Thomas

RBCC Lizoni Shadow Dancer

BP Thunderclap Macsweeney

Show Critiques

I would like to thank all the exhibitors for an excellent entry and Sylvia Monaghan for stewarding so well and keeping me on the straight and narrow.

Minor Puppy Dog: (1)

1. Turner’s ROTUR CELTIC DREAM. On his own and just over six months old, this black marked puppy showed really well. He has a long lean head with good ear placement, good mouth, well laid shoulder and level topline. He has excellent bone, legs and feet and he moved soundly. I hope he doesn’t grow much more. Best Dog Puppy.

Puppy Dog (4)

1. Vasseure & de Groote’s D’MISTER LEON DE LA VETTA DIT PROSPER. Quite a heavily marked tan dog of quality. Lovely head, ear and eye, good reach of neck, level topline and good set on. In good coat. Moved and showed well.

2. Tindle’s JESUIE UN ROCK STAR. Compact tan marked dog. Good head and expression, good body, plenty of substance. Moved and showed well. He needs to tighten in topline and lose his puppy coat to give him a better outline. Promising.

3. Durham’s DUCOSI PRINCE CHARMING.

Junior Dog (6: 2 absent)

1. Savini’s STAR PRIDE DEVIL IN DISGUISE. Tan marked dog with good head, ear and eye. Good reach of neck let into well laid shoulder. Good spring of rib, level topline. Good quarters, bone, legs and feet. Sound on the move.

2. McShane’s BURNBRIG BEACON. Short coupled, tan marked dog of quality. Nice head and expression, very good bone, legs, and feet. Strong quarters which he used well on the move. In good coat and well presented. Showed well.

3. Broom’s ROXWAY EDITOR.

Special Beginners Dog (3: 1 absent)

1. Saunders’ STAR TURN OF GALLEYSHINE. Well known dog with a lovely head and expression. In good condition and very well presented. He still manages to show with enthusiasm. A credit to his owner.

2. Baines-Robins’ BALENGRO WOODLAND VENTURE. White bodied dog with tan head. Good head, ear and dark eye. Good bone, legs and feet. Slightly low set tail which inhibits his movement. Good coat, well presented.

Graduate Dog (3)

1. Richardson’s GLENDRATERRA PIED PIPER. Rather a rangey type, good legs and feet. Good head and expression. In good coat and well presented. Moved OK.

2. B. WOODLAND VENTURE.

3. Baker’s TUSKENRAIDER STORMTROOPER

Post Graduate Dog (3: 1 absent)

1. Crouch’s RANKSBORO STARBEAM AMONG OAXACA. Heavily tick marked dog of good proportions. Good ear placement, reach of neck, level topline, good spring of rib. Good bone, legs and feet. Moved OK. Would prefer more foreface.

2. Hannar’s TAMEDALE ZICO. Nice head and expression, in good condition and well presented. Completely ruined by his movement both in front and behind.

Limit Dog (4: 1 absent)

1. Bebbington & Thornton’s GLENDRATERRA DYLAN THOMAS. Nearly all white dog. Very short coupled with good spring of rib. Long lean head with dark eye. Nice reach of neck. Excellent quarters and second thigh. Good coat and perfectly presented as one would expect from this kennel. Moved OK. Res C.C.

2. Turner’s ROTUR CELTIC SILVER. Lovely head and expression, good reach of neck, level topline and good set on. Good legs and feet. Moved a little close in front and I would like him to have more substance.

3. Chalker’s CARLO DIXI MOY.

Open Dog (6)

1. Heathcote’s CORRIECOTE MASTERCARD. Bright tan marked dog of great quality. Long lean head with a good expression. Good reach of neck, well laid flat shoulder, good body, level topline and good set on. He moved very well both ways. In good coat and condition and he showed very well. I think this dog has now come to his best and I was pleased to award him the C.C. and later B.I.S.

2. Julian’s VERTWAY SCOTS GUARD AT LANYONS. A heavily tan marked dog with a lovely head and expression. In very good coat and condition, he moved and showed very well indeed. In the challenge for the Res. C.C. he just looked rather light in body and still a little leggy. I am sure his day will come.

3. Laws’ CH: SUFREDON BANDLEADER. Beautifully balanced dog with a long lean head, correct ear placement. Really sound mover. In good coat and condition but sadly, does not try too hard any more. A very worthy champion.

Veteran Dog or Bitch (5: 1 absent)

1. Jacques’ JACQSPOT RED HOT MOMMA. 8 ½ years old and enjoying life to the full. She has a good head and expression, was in great order, and was animated on the move. She fully deserved her position as the winner.

2. Vasseure & de Groote’s TOFFEE de GRANDRIEUX dit LEON. A dog of 7 years with good head and expression. Good bone legs and feet, moved well.

3. Fox’s CH: GAVINGALE TRUE TO FORM.

Minor Puppy Bitch (5: 2 absent)

1. Smith’s THUNDERCLAP MACULLOCH. Really attractive puppy, just six months old. Lovely head and expression, long reach, short coupled, good body for one so young. Good bone, legs and feet. Moved and showed like a veteran. One for the notebook.

2. Ketley & Gash’s MIGLEY EILEEN AT ENKAYJAY. Another pretty baby, just six months too. Good head and expression, not quite the body of the winner, needing a little more time to mature. She also moved and showed well and will give her owner a lot of fun in the future, I am sure.

3. Marley’s ROTUR CELTIC GHOSTE AT ARGUSIDE.

Puppy Bitch (4)

1. Harrison’s ADOHR TUTIE FRUITIE. Attractive puppy with a nice head and expression. Ears need to settle. Good reach of neck, level topline and good set on. Nice outline. Moved OK for a baby. Made the most of herself.

2. Tindle’s JESUIE MYSTIC. Very short coupled with a great spring of rib. Attractive head and ear, good reach of neck, good bone, legs and feet, good quarters. Moved OK. Needs to lose her puppy coat and fine down and when she has done that I am sure she will do well.

3. Broom’s ROXWAY EVORA.

Junior Bitch (5: 1 absent)

1. Darby’s DOBELANDS PRIVATE DANCER OF CLASSICWAY. Good type of bitch who won this class on her movement. She has good legs and feet, good body, well off for bone. I would prefer her to have a longer head. Well presented and showed well.

2. Jones’ DARLAUR DEUCE. Good head and expression, short coupled, good bone, legs and feet. Beautifully presented and showed well. Her front movement is not her fortune.

3. Carlo’s LANYONS TOUCH THE SKY.

Special Beginners Bitch (3: 1 absent)

1. Robertson’s GEDSTAR GOLD BANGLE. Feminine tan and white bitch with good head and expression. Good body, bone, legs and feet. In good coat and well presented. Moved nicely on a loose lead.

2. Williamson’s DOBELANDS DREAMER. Quite a strongly made bitch, fair head. Good body, level topline. Good bone, legs and feet. Moved OK. Well presented and showed well.

Maiden Bitch (4: 2 absent)

1. Smith’s THUNDERCLAP MACSWEENEY. Tan and white bitch, six months old, in lovely coat and condition. Good head and expression. Lovely reach of neck, level topline, good spring of rib, excellent bone and all round substance. Moved and showed like a veteran. Extremely promising, I shall watch her career with great interest. Best Bitch Puppy and eventually Best Puppy in Show.

2. Greville’s TUFNELL SNOW DROP. Nearly all white mature bitch with a beautiful head and expression. Very good type with all the essentials. She seemed unsure of herself when on the move which caused her to pace.

Novice Bitch (5: 2 absent)

1. Robertson’s EQUIFOX GOLD FLUTE. Tan marked bitch of good type. Nice head and expression, good body, legs and feet. Moved soundly. In good coat and condition and well presented.

2. T. SNOW DROP

3. Harrison’s ADHOR TREASURE TROVE.

Graduate Bitch (7: 1 absent: 1 withdrawn)

1. Hughes’ FORGEVALE FOURSTAR. Feminine and elegant tan marked bitch with long lean head. Lovely reach of neck, good shoulders, level topline, good spring of rib. Moved very well and showed her socks off. In lovely condition, good coat and well presented.

2. D. PRIVATE DANCER OF CLASSICWAY.

3. Graffin’s LECONRIDGE KISS ME KATE.

Post Graduate Bitch (2: 1 absent)

1. D. DREAMER.

Limit Bitch (10)

1. Wilson’s LIZONI SHADOW DANCER. Feminine black and white bitch of quality. She has a pretty head and expression, good reach of neck, good body, topline and set on. She is very sound both ways and was in good coat, very well presented and showed really well as always. I was pleased to award her the Res. C.C.

2. Crisp & Porter’s MEREKOAST VIXEN. White bodied bitch with a black head. Very similar in type to the winner and has many of the same attributes. She is a sound mover, shows all the time, and is always well presented. A credit to her owner.

3. Marston’s CHIPSTEAD GEMSTONE.

Open Bitch (11: 2 absent)

1. Hall’s MIGLEY DOMINO WITH GOSEL. Heavily tan marked bitch of great quality. Long lean head with correct ear placement giving a beautiful expression. She has a long neck let into sloping, flat shoulders, a level topline, and a good set on. She is very sound. She has a good body and excellent bone, legs and feet. She looked immaculate and showed very well even when due to difficult circumstances, she had to swap handlers before the class had ended, proving herself to be a true trouper. I was delighted to give her the C.C. which I understand is her crowning one.

2. Broom’s CH: CHIPSTEAD MONSOON WITH ROXWAY. Tan and white bitch with a good head and expression, very good body, legs and feet and a sound mover. Doesn’t quite have that ‘look at me’ attitude of the winner but a very worthy champion.

3. Falkous’ Am Ch: MORGANSONNE MERIS DAR-LU of FALKMERE. Very pretty white bitch who always makes the most of her charms. She has a good head and expression, she is well balanced, with good legs and feet and is a sound mover. I would like her to be a size larger all round to complete the picture.

Antonia Thornton (Judge)