Judges Critique 2021 (2nd show)

 

BRIARD ASSOCIATION CH SHOW 5 SEPTEMBER 2021

Thank you to the committee of the Briard Association for the invite to judge this club show, it was an honour and a privilege. Thank you for a quality entry with only one absentee. Last time I judged I commented on coat texture, I was happy to see that, today, although this has improved, some exhibits were carrying too much coat. No light eyes today. All exhibits had double dew claws.

Minor Puppy Dog (1) 1st Kingaby’s Draigafon Silver Shadow – 8 month old black. Very raw but with a good head, correct scissor bite. Nice head and front assembly, good hind angulation. Needs to firm up. Needs to watch tail carriage. Moved steady

Puppy Dog (2) 1st Holland’s Rafferty De La Chaume Du Bois Dieu – 9 month old fawn. Beautiful rich fawn colour. Good head, correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck flowing into good front assembly. Good hind angulation, level topline. Moved and handled well. Best Puppy Dog 2nd Kingaby’s Draigafon Silver Shadow.

Junior Dog (0) Special Yearling Dog (2) 1st Funnell’s Jandade Reach for the Stars with Hartswelin – Nice black with good coat. Good head, correct scissor bite. Nice reach of neck, good front assembly. Good level topline held well on the move. Well angulated hindquarters, good set hocks. Moved well. One for the future. 2nd Zurowska’s Fado Fair Z Pierwszej Ligi (Imp Pol) – Fawn who was a bit shy on the day. He has a nice head, bite okay. Good length of neck, nice front assembly. Well angulated hindquarters with nice set hocks. Movement was a little erratic. Just needs time to settle.

Post Graduate Dog (3,1) 1st Davison and Desantis Jandade Starship Trooper – Black of smaller type. Pleasing head with correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck, good front assembly. Good level topline. Nicely angulated hindquarters and good set hocks. Excellent mover. 2nd Webb’s Fangio De La Porte De Patin at Barronoaks (Imp Deu) – Bigger Black with strong head. Good reach of neck, good front assembly. Good level topline with good angulated hindquarters and good well set hocks. I felt he was carrying too much coat and was of too soft a texture. Movement was good.

Limit Dog (5) A very strong class 1st Elder’s Stormfield Baktu Our Roots to Barbureve – Fawn with a lovely colour. Strong head, correct scissor bite and dark eye. Excellent front assembly, strong bone and back firm and level. Well angulated hindquarters with good set hocks. Moved and handled well. DCC 2nd Stormfield Reckless Erik – Black slightly smaller type than 1. Good head with darkest of eye and correct scissor bite. Excellent front assembly and beautiful, level topline which he held at all times. Good reach of neck. Well angulated hindquarters with good set hocks. Good movement. 3rd Curren’s Stormymoon Odin ETD – Black with much too like. Good head, correct scissor bite and dark eye. Good front assembly and nice reach of neck. Good level topline and well angulated hindquarters. Good, well set hocks. Today, he was a little exuberant on the move which cost him a higher placing.

Open Dog (5) Another strong class 1st Hillier’s Barembak Albufera at Charson – Fawn of excellent colour who I have judged before. Good head with nice dark eyes and correct scissor bite. Good front assembly and level topline which he held at all times. Excellent reach of neck. Well angulated hindquarters with excellent set hocks. Unlucky to meet the winner of Limit who was in sparkling form. A well deserved Res CC. 2nd Chester’s Lysdenoire Le Roc JW ShCM – Fawn of a nice colour. Good head, correct scissor bite and excellent front assembly with well laid back shoulders. Level topline held on the move at all times. Nice hind angulation and well set hocks. Well handled and presented. 3rd Fieldsend’s You Bring Me Joy Moravia Campanella at Starwell – Fawn. Nice overall shape. Good head, good bite. Nice reach of neck and good front. Good bone and back firm and level. Well angulated hindquarters with good set hocks. Moved well and handled well.

Veteran Dog (2) Two excellent specimens. 1st Coleman’s Ch Hartswelin So Macho – 7 year old Black. Good head, correct scissor bite and excellent front assembly with well laid back shoulders. Level topline held on the move at all times. Nice hind angulation and well set hocks. Well handled and presented 2nd Wilson’s Ch Jandade L’Butler – 9 year old Black. Good head, correct scissor bite and excellent front assembly. Good reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulders. Good level topline. Good hind angulation and well set hocks. Well handled and presented.

Minor Puppy Bitch (1) 1st Webb’s Barronoaks Etta Bagel – What a wee star! 7 month old Black with everything to like. Feminine head, good bite and dark eye. Excellent reach of neck going into well laid back shoulder. Good front and rear assembly. Excellent hind angulation. One I would have taken home. Best Bitch Puppy and BPIS.

Puppy Bitch (1) 1st Campbell’s Remarquable De La Chaume De Bois Dieu – Litter sister to the Puppy Dog winner so similar remarks apply. Beautiful rich fawn colour. Good head, correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck flowing into good front assembly. Good hind angulation, level topline. Moved and handled well.

Junior Bitch (1) 1st Gajewska’s Cayenne Furries Family – Fawn of good colour. Nice head, correct bite and dark eye. Good reach of neck, slightly upright at shoulder. Level topline with good angulation. One I would like to see again

Special Yearling Bitch (6) 1st Piggott’s Gilcoru Amour D’Brie – Classic little black bitch with much to like. Beautiful feminine head, correct bite and dark eye. Good reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulder. Good front and rear assembly. Good level topline. In good coat, harsh texture coming through. Moved and handled well. 2nd Cork’s Jandade Precious Chanel – Good head, correct bite and dark eye. Not the reach of neck as 1. Good front and rear assembly. Level topline. Moved well. 3rd Hillier, Rogers & Gardner’s Charson This is Me – Fawn of bigger type. Good head, bite okay and dark eye. Good reach of neck. Good front and nice rear assembly. Colour coming through. Moved and handled well.

Post Graduate Bitch (4) 1st Sosin’s Elise De Esal Z Pierwszej Ligi at Monbriecheri (Imp Pol) – Fawn of a pleasing colour. Good head, correct bite and dark eye. Nice reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulder. Good front and rear assembly. Good hind angulation. Movement was good 2nd Wilson’s Jandade Precious Blossom JW – Fawn still going through light coat colour stage. Good head, correct bite and dark eye. Good reach of neck. Good front and rear assembly. Good hind angulation. Moved well. 3rd Cork’s Jandade Precious Chanel

Limit Bitch (4) 1st Parry’s Stormymoon Summer – Fawn with good colour coming through. Beautiful, feminine head with correct bite and good, dark eye. Nice reach of neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Good front assembly and she held her topline level at all times. Well angulated hindquarters with low set hocks. Coat of correct texture. Moved with drive and ease. Was a little unsettled in the challenge and paid the price. 2nd Webb’s Enchanted Giselle De La Port De Pantin at Barronoaks (Imp Deu) – Dam of BPIS and one I have judged before. Black with a beautiful head, dark eye and excellent bite. Good reach of neck and lovely front. Good overall shape. Well angulated hindquarters. Good handling and presentation. Movement was good. Pushed hard for 1 st . 3rd Qessi Heaven Devil at Starwell – Fawn with much to like. Good head, dark eye and correct bite. Nice reach of neck and lovely front. Good front assembly and well angulated hindquarters. Moved well but too fond of her tail today.

Open Bitch (3) 1st Biddlecombe’s Stormfield Fergie at Chavell – Fawn of the richest colour. Femine head with dark eye and correct scissor bite. Excellent reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulders. Good front and rear assembly. Lovely topline which she held at all times. Well angulated hindquarters with low set hocks. Excellent tail carriage. Good overall shape. Excellent movement and presentation. Delighted to award her the Bitch CC and BIS. 2nd Wilson’s Ch Precious Charm – Unlucky to meet 1st today. Black, a worthy champion. Feminine head with dark eye and correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulders. Good front and rear assembly. Nice topline which she held at all times. Another good mover with excellent presentation. 3rd Murray-Walker’s Cartier Monzerat Miss Matea at Lascaux – Fawn with a good head, dark eye and correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck. Well laid back shoulders and good front assembly. Good rear assembly. Good tail carriage. Movement was erratic today.

Veteran Bitch (2) 1st Murray-Walker’s Lascauz Neole of Walkerbrae ShCM VW – 10 year old Black who belies her age. Lovely feminine bitch, with a good head, dark eye and correct scissor bite. Good reach of neck, leading into well laid back shoulders. Excellent front assembly. Good rear assembly. Good hind angulation with well laid down hocks. Movement was good. In super coat and condition for her age. Couldn’t be denied the Bitch Res CC and Best Veteran in Show. 2nd Davison and Desantis’ Starwell Athena – 9 year old Black who is a credit to the breed. Good head, dark eye and correct scissor bite. Pleasing reach of neck. Good front and rear assembly. Another in good coat. Moved well, a credit to her owner.

Rhoda Patience – Judge