LEEDS CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
Judges CritiquesLEEDS CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
Miss Helen WALL
Judging: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Terrier Group
Many thanks to Leeds Championship Show for the opportunity to judge at this show. I must say I was blown away with the quality of dogs that entered, and proved challenging at times, especially when it came to my final decision making. Unfortunately for some they left the ring unplaced. The overall feel about the show for me felt very positive from inside the ring which was backed up with the echoes of applause from outside throughout the day. I had a very enjoyable and positive day.
I would like to thank all the exhibitors who gave me the opportunity to judge their dogs, I must say it was an honour to judge, a breed I love and I’m passionate about. The overall quality has improved slightly since I last judged, but there are still a few concerns. Narrow fronts are still evidential, fronts that are out on the shoulders/elbows. Movement, a Stafford should move with drive and purpose. Ribs also, little had the desired spring that they should have. However, I did not see any evidence of closed nares or breathing issues despite it being a hot day.
BEST OF BREED : 5085 REYNOLDS, Mr Garry & REYNOLDS, Mrs Susan Niatona Wreck It Ralph
Dog CC : 5085 REYNOLDS, Mr Garry & REYNOLDS, Mrs Susan Niatona Wreck It Ralph
Res Dog CC : 4995 ARNTZEN, Ms Catrine & MANITO, Mr Dave UK Ch Catstaff`s Used To
Bitch CC : 5032 HAMILTON & MURPHY, Miss & Mr T & R BONNIE LASS OF ANGELS PEAK SHAWRIGG JW
Res Bitch CC : 5111 THOMAS, Mrs Karen Yvette & THOMAS, Mr Scott Tilicious Whatever At Biggleswick
Best Puppy : 5066 MAYREN, Mr Andrew & MAYREN, Mrs Linzi Fergiestaffs Polar Bear
Best Veteran : 5055 LEWIS, Mrs Jayne & LEWIS, Mr Karl Ch Biggleswick Splash of Ginge
Best Special Beginner : 5062 FOULKES, Mrs Toni BULLBROTHERS GOSH CHILY
Class 1854 MPD (6 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5066 MAYREN, Mr Andrew & MAYREN, Mrs Linzi Fergiestaffs Polar Bear
White with red markings, A very smart youngster with a clean head and lovely expression, correctly placed ears and eyes which were dark and round, mouth and bite also good. The overall outline was ideal for this pleasing youngster. Hindquarters developing well, and as they should be at this stage. Topline maintained on the move and when standing. In good condition handled well. He Should have a bright future and will look forward to seeing the finished product. Best Puppy
2nd: 5057 LLOYD, Mrs Angela & LLOYD, Mr Scott Kalostaff Es Lo Que Es
B/Br I preferred the maturity on 1st but overall, a good balanced puppy for his age, showing good breed type, correct head shape, dark eyes and ok ears, strong clean muzzle with good mouth and bite. Straight front with enough width, short coupled with rib developing nicely, backend sound with good angulation and width. Moved and handled well.
3rd: 5000 BENNETT, Mr Nigel & BENNETT, Mrs Susan Powepack Singularity
Res: 5019 CYCHOL, Mrs Joanna KYLESTAFF THE HITMAN
VHC: 5042 HOWARD, Mrs Christine Yvonne & HOWARD, Mr John MATRIXSTAFFS KNIGHT STAR
Class 1855 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5006 CARR, Mrs Kimberley & CARR, Mr Robert Tropical Red Rum at AlmoStaffs
Red with white chest, a puppy with a decent head shape and well placed ears, eyes dark and round and correctly set, nice dark mask, clean lipped, with correct mouth and bite. Nice front and lay of shoulders. Good spring of rib for age, with ample tuck up, backend sound. Moved & handled well.
2nd: 5069 MILLER, Mrs Emma & MILLER, MR A SKYLAND IMPERIAL
B/Br Attractive head shape, eye and ear placement good, as was dentition, straight front, body development good for age, round boned legs with neat padded feet, short coupled, decent bend of stifle, and correct tail set. Handed well.
3rd: 5104 SHEPHERD, Mrs Fiona Torkavi Dragon Heart
Class 1856 JD (7 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 5103 SHELDON, Miss Lara Kamaristaffs Royal Ransom At Bowtman
B/Br. He has plenty of breed type when looked at from every angle. He is well balanced and defined throughout. Deep through head of correct proportions, dark round eye well placed with neat ears, strong clean short muzzle with correct dentition. Straight front with enough width and depth of brisket, well boned legs that turn out slightly. Great spring of rib and tuck up to strong well angulated back end which he used with ease when moving, this and his overall definition won him this class.
2nd: 5107 STATON, mrs Tina & STATON, mr Kevin / Geordiestaff Am Clammin
Brindle, with white chest and feet. Lovely head shape with correct dark eye and neat ear placement, clean muzzle all together creating a lovely typical expression. Good straight front, enough bone and feet slightly turning out. Short coupled and nice angulated backend with enough width. Moved and handled well for his lady handler.
3rd: 5022 DURELL, Mr Steven & DURELL, Mrs Xenia HAMASON GREATEST SHOWMAN JW
Res: 5052 JONES, Mrs K Kamaristaffs Royal Rumour
VHC: 5009 CHAMBERS, Mr David Kamaristaffs Royal Rascal
Class 1857 YD (8 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5109 TAYLOR, mr Brian Waystaff Strikes First AZI
Red and white, bang on standard boy with a beautiful head which was strong and clean. Dark round eyes and ears nicely set giving off that lovely stafford look. Nice short clean muzzle with a good underjaw housing a correct mouth and bite. He was compacted in body with a nice amount of rib, topline good which he kept level on the move. Rear hindquarters strong with a good bend of stifle with hocks well let down, correct tail carriage. Moved and handled well.
2nd: 5058 LOWE, Mr Thomas Andrew & KAUR-HAYRE, Miss Rebecca BIG MAN ON MAC DUI SHAWRIGG JW
Red with white chest and feet. male with a punishing clean head, dark eyes, neat ears and strong clean muzzle with good underjaw. Good round bone to legs and well padded feet all on a powerful frame. Ample rib, short coupled with a strong backend with good width and angulation to it. In a nice hard condition. A credit to his owners
3rd: 5037 HINSLEY, Mrs Alison & HINSLEY, Mr Gary Earthquake Staffs Wear It Well at Tigerbull (Imp E
Res: 5110 THOMAS, Mr Dale & THOMAS, Mr Steven Pridesdale The Mean Machine
VHC: 5054 KIRK, Miss Georgia Kirstaff The First Avenger JW
Class 1858 PGD (11 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: 5002 BLOW, Mr M J B Scoutor Rogue One JW
B/BR&W Nice balanced male with a punishing head of correct proportions, dark eye, neat ears, and correct muzzle ratio with good underjaw, all presenting a keen expression. Straight well boned front, strong neck leading into a short coupled body frame, with nice tuck up. Good backend with enough width and angulation which he uses when moving with drive and ease which won him this class. Presented well by his lady handler
2nd: 5005 CALLAGHAN, miss Stephanie WHITEBRIDGE MIRACLE
Brindle with white flash on chest with loads of breed type about him. Good clean head with lovely expression. Lovely straight front with good depth of brisket. Ample substance short coupled, nice tuck up to loin with correct angulation on his strong backend. The more I looked at this chap the more he grew on me, moved and handled well.
3rd: 5123 WILSON, Mrs Kelly & WILSON, Miss Jacey & WILSON, M Northstaff Nightmare JW
Res: 5014 COOPER, Mr Daniel Barry Fairlenium's bat out of hell
VHC: 5100 SCOTLAND, Mr Robert & SCOTLAND, Mrs Michelle Callastaff Song To The Moon
Class 1859 LD (14 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5085 REYNOLDS, Mr Garry & REYNOLDS, Mrs Susan Niatona Wreck It Ralph
Red and white, wow what can I say this dog is first class and fits the standard beautifully.
A pleasing clean head shape with well pronounced cheek bumps, with good skull to muzzle proportions, correct mouth and bite, dark round eyes correctly set giving a pleasing expression, neat rose ears nicely placed used to his advantage. Lovely straight front with good depth of brisket, neat padded feet, up on his toes when he needed to be. He has enough power throughout and moves with drive and purpose. His total balance, clean outline and overall definition from any angle made him my DCC and BOB winner today. What a pleasure to have given him his 2nd CC. Well done.
2nd: 5105 STANWAY, Mr mrs Pt ea Waystaff strikes mayhem AI
Skewbald. I have admired this boy as a puppy, and he did not disappoint me when I went over him. Lovely head shape with nice dark eyes, mouth and bite correct. He has enough stop and a muzzle that is strong and clean. Front has good width and depth with ample bone on tidy feet. He has a good spring of rib, nice tuck and short in back. Good bend of stifle to a sound backend, hocks well let down. Moved and handled well.
3rd: 5004 BUTLER, Mr D & BUTLER, Mrs T Alport on Tour at Eternalco
Res: 5023 FAIRHURST, Mr Stephen & FAIRHURST, Mrs Melanie Fairlenium's American Pie
VHC: 5030 GOUGH, Mr F, Mrs I C C L Manark Made To Measure
Class 1860 OD (8 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 4995 ARNTZEN, Ms Catrine & MANITO, Mr Dave UK Ch Catstaff`s Used To
A hard class to judge that busted with quality but you can see why this dog is a worthy Champion. He has a cracking head short in foreface with a distinct stop and well pronounced cheek muscles. Tidy ears excelling an excellent expression, his teeth correctly placed with a perfect scissor bite. Legs straight and well boned with a good lay of shoulder. He stood four square on a compact toned body with level top line, low tail set which was held on the move. Was happy to award him RES DCC
2nd: 5080 PLUMSTEAD, Mrs Catherine & PLUMSTEAD, Mr Trevor Callastaff Son of the Moon
Another exhibit of good quality. Balanced head with dark round eye, small rose shapely ears. Pronounced cheek muscles, lips clean showing no looseness. Neck muscled and short on correctly placed shoulders. Round bone, straight square front with well padded feet. Tucked up nicely in loins and put down in tiptop condition, carrying great strength for his size. It was a close call between my first placing.
3rd: 5015 COUZENS, miss Kerrie & COOMBES, MR Robert Ch Niatona Arlo Coombes
Res: 5119 WALTHAM, Mrs Karen & WALTHAM, Mr Steven Ch Dringshaw Athos JW
VHC: 5084 REGEER, Mr Ben & REGEER, Mrs Mireille & HOLME, Mis Multi Int Ch Goldstaff's Make An Entrance
Class 1861 VD (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5055 LEWIS, Mrs Jayne & LEWIS, Mr Karl Ch Biggleswick Splash of Ginge
Red with white chest. Thank you to the owners for giving me the pleasure of judging this awesome fella again. He still has a terrific head strong but clean with a typical expression to die for. Bang on straight front with ample bone and correct width. Great spring of rib for his size. Short coupled and strong backend with correct angulation. Still has balance and type throughout. Moved well. Best Veteran.
2nd: 5053 JORDAN, Mrs R S J Ch Dazmarnic Know Wot I Mean JW Sh.CM
Another Red male of great quality and was also a pleasure to judge again too. He still possesses a lovely head shape with good depth of skull and nice dark eye. Short strong neck flowing into nice shoulder placement, front nice and square. Lovely spring of rib and good rear angulation. He seemed to be enjoying his day with his lady owner. Turned out in good conditioned and showed like a star.
3rd: 5096 ROWE & SOUTH, Miss & Mr G & D Illori Akinlana JW Sh.CM VW
Class 1862 SBD/B (7 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5062 FOULKES, Mrs Toni BULLBROTHERS GOSH CHILY
Red with white chest a male who is nicely balanced with a punishing head of correct proportions, dark eye, neat ears, and correct muzzle ratio with good underjaw. Straight well boned front leading into a short coupled frame with nice tuck up. Strong backend with good width and angulation which he uses when moving with drive and ease which won him this class. Best Special Beginner
2nd: 5075 NICHOLSON, Mrs Lynn & NICHOLSON, Mr Peter Cafall Pin Up Girl
Brindle Girl with white chest. Good breed type, nice clean head with a lovely expression. Ample bone on a straight front, well sprung ribs with enough tuck up to loin, short coupled, correct angulation with width and power to her backend. Overall, a nicely balanced dog. Moved and handled well.
3rd: 5019 CYCHOL, Mrs Joanna KYLESTAFF THE HITMAN
Res: 5104 SHEPHERD, Mrs Fiona Torkavi Dragon Heart
VHC: 5003 BROWN, Mrs & Mr Asta & Paul SYRUS ROYAL
Class 1863 MPB (4 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5029 GALLAGHER, Mr Adrian & GALLAGHER, Mrs Margaret Alshancorn says who
B/Br with white chest. A balanced head piece with nice dark eyes, ample stop and neat ears. Clean tight lips with plenty of underjaw and correct mouth. Good shoulders placement on a straight front, she has enough bone for her age with well padded feet. Nice amount of rib for a youngster, top line level that she held at all times, hindquarters developing nicely with a good bend of stifle. Moved and handled well.
2nd: 5067 MAYREN, Mr Andrew & MAYREN, Mrs Linzi Fergiestaffs I Aint Vanilla
White and red another nice puppy from this kennel and showing much promise, clean head, correct eye and ear placement, good mouth and bite, sound neck and shoulders, Good front, clean top line, nicely bodied for her age, good turn of stifle, moved well both ways.
3rd: 5106 STANWAY, Mr mrs Pt ea Northpoints dressed for success at waystaff imp nl
Res: 5043 HOWARD, Mrs Christine Yvonne & HOWARD, Mr John MATRIXSTAFFS STAR DANCER
Class 1864 PB (8 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5060 MARSHALLSAY, Mrs Sonia & MARSHALLSAY, Mrs L J Kentstars Minerva With Fergustaff
Red and white. A well balanced head with good keen expression, distinct stop, short and square in foreface. Good width to chest on a straight front, feet slightly turned out with enough pad. Good tuck up to loin with enough spring of rib for her age. Backend developing nicely, moved well both ways. Her lady Handler gets the best out of her.
2nd: 5013 CONSTANT, Mr David Sikaistaff Cask Strength
B/Br, a striking bitch with lovely head and expression, stop defined and cheek bumps developing nicely, straight front with good width and bone. Well sprung rib with ample tuck up. Stifles well bent and let down hocks. Moved well.
3rd: 5070 MILLER, Mrs Emma & MILLER, MR A SKYLAND CONSORT
Res: 5118 WALKER, Miss Natasha & WALKER, Mrs Kim Torkavi The Last Dragon at Teshleystaf
VHC: 5072 MOFFAT, Mr William & FORREST, Miss Leigh Finnstaff Shelbys Star at Staffclyde
Class 1865 JB (15 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: 5008 CARTWRIGHT, Mrs Julie & CARTWRIGHT, Mr David Elitebull Skyefall JW
B/BR, she has a head shape of good proportions, strong but remaining feminine, dark eye set to look straight ahead. Nice straight well boned front with enough space in between. Feet well padded showing no weakness at the pasterns. Neck strong flowing to shoulders that are developing nicely. Spring of rib coming on with good tuck to her waistline. Hindquarters sound and defined for her age. Topline level and held when moved around the ring. Moved and handled well.
2nd: 5040 HOLMES, Mrs D Barielle Special Edition
B/BR with a white flash on her chest. A stunning well balanced bitch, lovely head piece with just the right amount of stop, good ears giving her a keen expression, clean and short in foreface with correct scissor bite. Front good and not overdone. Nice spring of rib, lovely topline and tuck up, correct shaped rear quarters. Moved well.
3rd: 5020 DAVIS, Mr K & DAVIS, Mr C & BOOTH, Mr C Sharmara Patronus Charm
Res: 5081 PLUMSTEAD, Mrs Catherine & PLUMSTEAD, Mr Trevor Kamaristaffs Royal Gem
VHC: 5049 JONES, Mr Fred & JONES, Mrs Geraldine Foyleoak Iron Duchess
Class 1866 YB (8 Entries) Abs: 1
1st: 5032 HAMILTON & MURPHY, Miss & Mr T & R BONNIE LASS OF ANGELS PEAK SHAWRIGG JW
Red and white, this bitch is a head turner and caught my eye from the get go, the more I looked at her the more I liked and didn’t disappoint when going over her. She has an outstanding head, strong, clean but not overdone. Distinct stop with good depth of skull, nice width of muzzle housing a good mouth. She has piercing dark round eyes of good placement, neat ears which she used to her advantage. Nice lay of shoulder showing no looseness, front with good width of chest, ample bone, neat padded feet on good Pasterns. Hindquarters well muscular and angulated with a good bend of stifle. She moved around the ring at ease carrying a correct tail set. Handled to perfection. A lovely female to compliment my male CC winner. Bitch CC
2nd: 5082 QUINN, Mr Paul & QUINN, Mrs Christine Callastaff Five Years at Bowferry JW
B/BR, Nice clean head shape with well set rose ears, dark round eye. Good length to muzzle with correct mouth and bite. Nice reach of neck, well placed shoulders on a sound front showing no weakness at the pasterns. Topline level and held on the move, all on a compact fit body. Her stifles are well bent and hocks well let down. Shame she came up against 1st. A credit to her owners.
3rd: 7423 Mr M MANGHAM & Mrs S MANGHAM Northstaff Thunderstruck At Durhamstaff
Res: 4991 ALLARD, Mrs Graziella Honeyblood Trust My Destiny
VHC: 5011 CLARK, Mr Shaun Quine On Sgor Gaoith
Class 1867 PGB (15 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5093 ROCHELLE, Mr Martin & ROCHELLE, Mrs Allison & ROCH Kirstaff Dollys Daredevil At Metalbull
Red with white chest and feet, an upstanding bitch with lovely expression, ears nicely set, lovely dark eye. Clean lipped with excellent mouth and bite. Well boned front with a good lay of shoulder, feet well padded and neat. Good depth to brisket with well sprung ribs. Topline level on a compact body. Tail set nice on a strong well angulated hindquarter. Moved with power and drive.
2nd: 5124 WOOLLEY, Miss L M Bethaleese's bewitched
B/Br with white flash on chest. Head nicely balanced, strong but feminine. Correct ear set and eyes dark and round. Sound front with depth and width, good bone and tidy well padded feet. Just enough spring of rib tucking up nicely to her waist. Hindquarters nicely muscled with stifles well bent. Moved and handled well.
3rd: 5097 ROWE & SOUTH, Miss & Mr G & D Illori Constellation JW
Res: 5102 SEYMOUR, Miss Cally & ROBINSON, Miss Danielle Dekayro Sweet Grace Olivia
VHC: 5061 FOULKES, Mrs Toni Bullbrothers wildflower
Class 1868 LB (16 Entries) Abs: 3
1st: 5111 THOMAS, Mrs Karen Yvette & THOMAS, Mr Scott Tilicious Whatever At Biggleswick
Red fawn and white. A bitch I have admired from the ring side and I wasn’t disappointed when I went over her. Outstanding head with distinct stop, dark round eyes, neat ears which she used to her advantage giving her a stunning expression, short in foreface, flews clean and teeth correctly placed. Her short neck flows well into a nice shoulder placement, square front with good round bone and neat tidy feet. Ample spring of rib with a nice tuck up to her loin all on a nice short coupled frame. Hindquarters showing enough power and strength, put down in tiptop condition. Res Bitch CC
2nd: 5088 ROBERTS, Mrs Carolyn & ROBERTS, Mr Stephen Briganah don't stop me now
B/BR/W. A pleasing head with a good blend of bull and terrier. Tidiest of ears, dark round eye that was correctly placed. Skull balanced and deep through, short foreface with good depth of stop. Dentition complete and correct. Short neck, shoulders correctly placed on a well boned front. Body short and compact topline level and held on the move. She has ample strength to her rear quarters which powered her movement, stood confident in the presents of some quality bitches. Handled to perfection.
3rd: 5033 HAMMOND, Mrs Sian Marie & HAMMOND, Mr Jarrod Hammystaff Love Bomb
Res: 5031 HALL, Mrs L GEORDIESTAFF NEE BOTHA JW
VHC: 5017 CRAWFORD, Mr Dean & WILSON, Mrs Kelly NORTHSTAFF BAY BOMBER FOR CROWSTAFF JW
Class 1869 OB (11 Entries) Abs: 4
1st: 5115 TURLEY, Mrs Maria Anne & TURLEY, Mr Graham Ch Loyalstaff Bella Bambina at Eastreet
B/Br bitch with correct head shape, deep through with dark round eyes, neat ears creating a typical expression, clean muzzle with good underjaw, housing a correct scissor bite. Good strength and length of neck leading into well laid back shoulders, nice square front with good width, up on pasterns and tidy feet. Body of enough substance with pleasing rib and topline. Sound backend with good angulation. Moved well.
2nd: 5048 JOHNSON, Mrs and Mr K & M Tillcarr Kissed By Fire
An upstanding bitch of quality with a lovely expression, ears nicely set, lovely dark round eye. Clean lipped with excellent mouth and bite. Well boned front with a good lay of shoulder, feet well padded and neat. Good depth to brisket with well sprung ribs. Topline level on a compact body frame. Tail set nice on a strong well angulated hindquarter. Moved with power and drive.
3rd: 4994 ARNTZEN, Ms C & MCDERMOTT, Mrs G Catstaffs Say Goodbye (Imp Nor)
Res: 5038 WELLS, Mr Kevin & WELLS, Mrs Lisa Ch Taraiel Ray of Light at WellsStaffs
VHC: 5039 BIBBY, Miss S HIRST & Miss J Ch Taraiel Dua Lipa
Class 1870 VB (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: 5092 ROBINSON, Mr H & ROBINSON, Mrs M A & ROBINSON-COX STUDSTAFF SUGAR AND SPICE OF HAMASON JW Sh.CM
Lovely head shape, length of muzzle to skull ratio good, dark eyes and neat rose ears which she certainly uses to augment her expression. No loss of a shapely body, her hindquarters are strong and well toned and she maintained a level topline standing and on the move. Handled well for her lady owner.
2nd: 4992 ALLARD, Mrs Graziella Int Ch Staffanatic's Honey Moon
This old lass is still nicely balanced and of good breed type, nice expression with clean shaped head, teeth correctly placed, good pigment. Straight well boned front with good width, short coupled to a good backend for her age. Well done.
3rd: 4990 ALLARD, Mrs Graziella Fr & Int Ch Staffanatic's Magicpotion