Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
of South Australia Inc.
16th Championship Show
held on April 30th, 2011
Full Results followed by Judge's Critique
Judge - Breed Classes : Mrs Carol Jenkins "Hollambrie" (UK)
Judge - Special Classes : Mrs Audrey Vendersteen (S.A.)
121 entries (6 absent)
BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW: Gr Ch Dapsen Make My Day - Caribelle Kennels
BABY PUPPY - 11 entries, 1 absent
PUPPY - 3 entries
BABY PUPPY - 9 entries
MINOR PUPPY - 4 entries
NEUTER - 2 entries
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Committee of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of South Australia for their kind invitation to judge their show. This was my first time judging in Australia, thank you all for making me feel so welcome.
I very much enjoyed judging dogs I had not seen before, all had the correct Cavalier balance. No dogs with short stubby legs and deep bodies which seems to be the fashion at the moment!! Overall I thought that the bitches were a little more consistent in type than the dogs, this bodes well for the future of our lovely breed. I especially enjoyed judging the baby puppy classes, a new experience for me.
Thank you to my very able steward for her hard work keeping the ring running smoothly.
Finally special thanks must go to the exhibitors for the sporting way they accepted my decisions on the day, especially as I was a replacement judge. Thank you so much for bringing your lovely dogs, I thoroughly enjoyed my day!
Baby Puppy Dog
1st D.Petersen – Dapsen Destruction Man Confident mature well broken tricolour of almost 5 months. Lovely head with large dark eyes giving a lovely expression. Good earset, coat coming nicely with good rich tan in all the right places. Nice size with good bone and body. Moved well both ways with level topline and good tailset. He still has plenty of maturing to do but am sure he will have a bright future.
2nd Retrac Kennels – Retrac Silver Tongued Devil 3 month old well broken Blenheim baby with lovely dark eyes and endearing expression. Good neck and shoulders, well made body, good movement for one so young. Hope he fulfils his early promise.
3rd K Brooksby –Cavashon Achy Breaky Heart 4 month old well broken Blenheim. Another promising puppy of nice type. Sweet head and expression. Good reach of neck. Level topline which he held on the move. Three nice youngsters, hope they do well in the future.
Minor Puppy Dog
1st S. Paterson – Touch O Magic from Droleus (IMP UK) 8 month old Blenheim with well broken coat. Pleasing head with well cushioned muzzle, large dark expressive eyes. Super pigment. Lovely length of neck fitting into well laid shoulders. Good top line, short coupled with good angulation. moved well both ways with correct tail set This young man should do well when he matures.
2nd S & J Wynn – Dunsfold Swing Patrol well marked tricolour with nice bright tans. Soft gentle head with dark eyes. Good neck and shoulders. Small with good bone. Another puppy good on the move.
3rd M. Bentley – Megatine A Minute To Win It 7 month old well broken Blenheim, just lacking in confidence today. He has the most lovely large dark eyes which give a lovely expression. Nicely made body, moved quite well…..think he would benefit from some training.
1st D. Peterson – Dopell Taylor Made Soundly constructed well broken Blenheim of nice type. Good head framed by well fringed ears nice expression with well cushioned foreface. Large dark eyes. Excellent reach of neck fitting into well laid shoulders. His good construction follows through to his well set tail. Moved well both ways, covering the ground with confidence.
2nd W. Weaver – Wenaweve Enigma Well broken 6 month old Blenheim. Nice size with a pleasing head and expression. Good neck shoulders and topline. This young man lacked confidence today which reflected in his movement. With a little work I am sure he will fulfil his potential.
3rd M. Pronk – Rivarose Blameitonthebossanova Heavier marked tricolour with good rich tan. Very nice overall make and shape. Lovely head with gentle expression. Short coupled with good spring of rib. Moved well both ways.
1st M. Morse/W.Henderson – Matmor Don Giovanni Small well made ruby who won this class with ease. Very appealing head framed by well feathered correctly set ears. Large dark eyes giving a soft expression. Good reach of neck and well angulated shoulders. Short coupled with good rear angulation. Moved out well holding a level topline and correct tailset.
2nd V. McLaughlin – Dapsen The Winning Look Well marked Blenheim of good type. Nice head and expression, well feathered long ears correctly set. Ideal size with good bone. Good angulation and level topline. Moved out well both ways.
3rd M.Gray – Lacelee Loves Distant Bliss Another Blenheim with well broken coat. Masculine head with large eyes giving a gentle expression. Good front and rear angulation. Well held topline and tailset, moved well coming and going.
1st S. Paterson – Ch Cabrook Bossanova Glamorous well broken Blenheim boy. His head is delightful, large dark round eyes giving a soft gentle expression. Well feathered long ears framing his head. Nice body shape and good bone. Good neck fitting into well angulated shoulders. Excellent rear angulation. Moved out with style with level topline and correct tailset.
2nd Caribelle Kennels – Ch Miletree Eclipse (Imp UK) This stylish boy was unlucky to come up against 1…..I liked both these dogs for different reasons. Heavier marked Blenheim with an appealing masculine head framed by full ears. Large dark eyes. Well made throughout which was reflected in his excellent movement.
3rd K. Brooksby – Jadelyn Dirty Dancing (Imp USA) Slightly smaller well broken blenheim of good type. Lovely head with the correct expression. Good neck shoulders and topline. Moved well both ways with correct tail carriage.
1st S. Paterson – Cobbets Cockney Rebel (IMP UK) Loved this small well broken compact boy as soon as he entered the ring and on closer inspection was not disappointed. Wellbalanced head framed by well set ears with plenty of feathering. Large dark eyes giving a lovely expression. Well ribbed short coupled body with neck of correct length. On the move he really is eyecatching, his tail carried perfectly driving off short hocks to maintain an elegant outline. This young man should have a bright future. Reserve Challenge Dog
2nd M. Morse/W.Henderson – Matmor Duke Ellington Black & Tan in good coat and bright tan markings. Lovely head and expression with large dark eyes. Slightly arched neck flowing into well angulated shoulders. Level topline held both standing and on the move. Moved with style around the ring.
3rd L.Taylor – Dopell Risky Business Well broken Blenheim with an appealing head. Large dark eyes giving a soft expression. Lovely shape and size. Excellent topline, moved with confidence around the ring carrying his tail correctly.
Australian Bred Dog
1st S. Paterson – Ch Cabrook Flash Dance A really lovely class the first three dogs could easily change places another day. The winner has the most lovely soft head with large dark expressive eyes, long well feathered ears framing his face. Well made with lovely bone and substance. Good pigment and correct mouth. Although a handful for his owner he still managed to move round the ring with style.
2nd G.Gillies – Ch Korgil The Gambling Man Very close decision between 1 and 2. This nicely marked tricolour is similar in type to the winner so some of my previous comments apply. Good rich tan in all the right places, lovely head and expression. Well constructed throughout, moved really well coming and going.
3rd K. Brooksby – Gr Ch Cavashon Hallmark Quality well broken Blenheim with an appealing masculine head. Large expressive eyes. Good neck and shoulders. Nice body shape, good bone. Moved freely around the ring holding his topline
1st Caribelle Kennels – Gr Ch Dapsen Make My Day This lovely well marked tricolour caught my eye as soon as entered the ring. This boy is quite outstanding, from his black nose to the end of his correctly carried tail he oozes breed type. I found it hard to believe he is six and a half years old!! He has the most gorgeous head framed by well feathered ears. Lovely dark eyes and endearing expression. Short compact body with good spring of rib, well angulated rear. Striding out in front and driving from the rear made free easy work of moving round the ring. A lovely exhibit viewed from any angle. Was pleased to award him Challenge Dog and later Best in Show.
2nd K. Brooksby – Gr Ch Cavashon Monogram This well marked Blenheim boy was close up to 1, another quality exhibit. Very pleasing head framed by long well feathered ears. Large dark eyes giving a lovely expression. Good length of neck fitting well into well laid shoulders. Well sprung ribs with level back. Excels on the move with correct tail carriage.
3rd W. Weaver – Polonez Hunters Quest Another nice well broken Blenheim. Masculine head with large dark eyes giving a lovely expression. Well constructed throughout. Moved both ways with style holding a level topline and correct tail set.
Baby Puppy Bitch
1st S. Paterson – Cabrook Cockney Kisses I was really spoilt for choice in this class, the first three in this class could easily change places another day. This 3 month old well marked baby headed a class of quality youngsters. Such a sweet head with large dark eyes. Firm little body, just right for her age. Moved around the ring with confidence for one so young.
2nd M. Gray – Innesveil First Love Another very pretty Blenheim, well marked coat, pretty head with lovely expression. Nice body shape with good angulation. Moved well both ways.
3rd Retrac Kennels – Retrac Star Of The Silver Screen Much of my comments for 1 and 2 apply to this 4 month old Blenheim. Very pretty youngster moving out nicely.
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st S. Paterson – That’s M Perfect Angel From Droleus 8 month old tricolour with a lovely well broken coat. She has a sweet head with the darkest of eyes giving the correct expression. Well feathered ears framing her face. Good reach of neck fitting into well laid shoulders. Neat compact body with good angulation. Her tailset is correct but she is inclined to carry it a bit high at times. Moved out well when settled. Her overall quality won her this class.
2nd A. Lay – Dunsfold Billy Jean Well marked 6 month old Blenheim. Sweet head and expression. Ideal size with good bone. Good neck and shoulders. Level topline and good tailset. Moved out well with drive from the rear.
3rd J. McInnes – Innesveil Northern Delight Richly marked Blenheim with well proportioned head. Lovely eyes giving a sweet expression. Compact well made body. Moved well keeping her level topline.
1st B. Schmidt – Brades In Vogue Loved this 11 month old in her lovely well marked coat. Attractive head with large dark expressive eyes. Well feathered ears correctly set framing her pretty face to advantage. Lovely neck flowing in to well laid shoulders. Spirit level top line and excellent tail set. Compact well made body. Well constructed which showed in her true easy movement, covering the ground with style. Should have a bright future. Best Puppy in Show
2nd D. Morgan – Caristabell Jacquie M Another quality 11 month Blenheim of nice type. Well marked coat of good texture. Feminine head, lovely dark eyes and expression. Firm well made body, well angulated. Moved out well both ways holding her topline.
3rd Retrac Kennels – Brades Dance On Air Richly marked 11 month old Blenheim of nice size. Sweet head and expression. Good neck and shoulder placement. Short compact body. Good movement both ways.
1st Caribelle Kennels – Caribelle Viva La Viva Very lively heavier marked Blenheim of nice type. Lovely head with large dark expressive eyes. Well feathered correctly set ears. Well cushioned foreface. Excellent size and shape with a happy outgoing personality. Very nice on the move holding a level top line and carrying her tail correctly.
2nd Daventri Kennels – Daventri Caramel Crème This well marked tricolour with rich tan in all the right places. She has a very pretty head and sweet expression. Nice size , compact body and just the right amount of bone. Good reach of neck fitting well into well angulated shoulders. Good movement both ways.
3rd A. Lay – Marcavan Pink Rose Another smart well broken tricolour, similar in type to 2 nd in this class so many of my comments apply. Nice expression, good pigment, moved happily around the ring.
1st K. Brooksby – Cavashon Eye Candy Richly marked well broken Blenheim who has a pretty head and dark expressive eyes. Well feathered correctly set ears framing her face. Good front, neck and shoulders. Short compact well ribbed body. Stylish and elegant in outline. Good angulation front and rear. Although a handful for her handler she still managed easy flowing movement keeping her good top line and tail set.
2nd G. Gillies – Ch Ertae Ode To Sweetsensations My notes say ‘another naughty Blenheim!’ Built on slightly smaller lines than 1. Lovely head and expression, good length of neck flowing into her short well ribbed body. Good rear angulation. Moved out with style with firm topline.
3rd D. Morgan – Staromah Kara Mia Mi Heavier marked Blenheim of ideal size. Appealing head with sweet expression. Large dark eyes. Well made with good bone and substance. Good movement coming and going.
1st W. Morse/W. Henderson – Matmor Little Rich Girl Compact Black & Tan with the most attractive head and expression sometimes difficult to achieve in a B/T. This young lady is full of breed type in her sleek black coat with rich tan markings. Very well made with excellent neck and shoulders. Her short compact body is a joy to watch both standing and on the move. A little more coat would complete the picture. She flowed around the ring with style.
2nd G. Gillies – Korgil Moonlight Serenade Small compact well broken tricolour in good coat with rich tan markings. Although a different colour she is very similar in type to the winner. Lovely head with large dark eyes. Full well placed ears framing her face. Good neck and shoulders. Level topline and good tailset. Moved well both ways.
3rd Retrac Kennels – Retrac Pure Innocence Compact well broken Blenheim. Very pretty head with large dark eyes. Correct length of muzzle with good cushioning. Good neck, top line and tail. Moved freely round the ring.
Australian Bred Bitch
1st B & R Martin Ch Dapsen Comin At Ya Well broken, well made Blenheim of lovely type, loved her overall size outline and balance. Very pretty head with sweet expression, large dark eyes. Well filled muzzle and good pigment. Well feathered ears set high. Good reach of neck fitting perfectly into well angulated shoulders. Short coupled body, well ribbed. Level top line held moving and stood. Presented to perfection, at one with her handler. Very showy young lady.
2nd K. Brooksby – Gr Ch Cavashon Just Devine Well marked and broken, silky straight coated Blenheim. Although a different type to the winner was of equal quality. Feminine head with well set long leathered and fringed ears. Flat scull with well proportioned muzzle. Good length of neck sloping into angulated shoulders. Rear quarters strong with good turn of stifle. Moved with style both ways.
3rd M. Morse/W. Henderson – Ch Matmor Poison Ivy Smart Black & Tan of nice size. Well balanced head framed by correctly set ears. Lovely head and expression. Good reach of neck and well angulated shoulders. Short compact body. Well held top line and tail set when moving.
1st K. Brooksby – Ch Cavashon Head Over Heels Lovely well marked tricolour girl full of quality. She was determined to be naughty today making life difficult for her handler. This young lady was just my type, the complete package. Her pretty head framed by very long full ears. Large dark round eyes giving the sweetest expression. Good neck into well placed shoulders. Nice size, compact body with just the right amount of bone. Short coupled with good front and rear angulation. She is very good on the move showing off her many qualities. On the rare occasions she stood still showed off her lovely shape and make. Challenge Bitch
2nd Morse/Henderson/Wiltshire – Gr Ch Matmor Fun O The Fair Unlucky to come up against the winner of this class. Compact Black & Tan with the most attractive head and expression. Dark melting eyes. Lovely overall appearance in her black shiny coat with bright tan markings in all the right places. This young lady is so well constructed so no surprise she moved out so well with a level top line and correct tail set. Reserve Challenge Bitch
3rd K. Brooksby – Ch Cavashon Passion Ov The Heart Pretty headed well broken Blenheim with a soft gentle expression. Lovely large dark eyes. Good neck into well placed shoulders, short well ribbed body. Another good mover covering the ground with ease.
Carol Jenkins (Judge)
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