I was delighted to be invited to judge the dog entry at NCWC. My thanks to the officers and committee for a very pleasant day and to my stewards for their hard work. There were quite a few whippets too well covered to be able to move like athletes. The standard describes ‘Muscular power, and ‘Grace of outline’, – neither of which can be attributed to an overweight whippet. There were also several ‘split’ teeth and overshot mouths.
Minor Puppy Dog (17 Entries)
This was a good class with some very promising puppies.
1st & BP Dog. Smith’s DEMERLAY DRIVING ME CRAZY
Attractive mature fawn dog with a good deal to like about him. Well balanced. Good angulation front and rear. Deep chest with plenty of heart room. Well tucked up. Good feet. Moved very well.
2nd Desolla’s BONDOR THE LONE RANGER
Brindle, finer made than my winner but excellent quality all through. Well balanced with good length. Lovely head and expression. Super topline which he held on the move. Sound and true. Shall watch these first two puppies with interest.
3rd Poole’s DEMERLAY RENOWN AT BROCKFIELD
Puppy Dog (11 Entries)
1st BONDOR THE LONE RANGER
2nd Head’s DEMERLAY RED RIVER
Fawn and white baby. Very raw but nice quality and type all through. Nice feet. Good neck let into well laid shoulders. Good rear angulation. Very sound mover. Another one with a bright future.
3rd Morris & Waddell’s CROSSCOP WEE SHRIMP
Junior Dog (17 Entries)
This was one of the best classes of the day.
1st & Dog C.C. & Res BIS. Stock & Gilmour’s COURTHILL COEUR DE LYON
Gorgeous pale brindle and white. Lovely head and expression. Fine ears. Well Balanced. Long neck let into well laid back shoulders. Straight front, good pasterns. Good depth of chest, arched loin. Well sprung ribs. Good strong thighs, well muscled. Good fine coat. Moved with correct front action and drive from behind. Good topline. Very sound. I was delighted to have the opportunity to give this lovely youngster his first CC. The rest, I am sure, will not be long coming. Congratulations.
2nd Waymans’ BETELLAN INDIAN BRAVE JW
Beautifully balanced boy, excellent depth and underline. Lovely neck set on and forechest. Good topline. Well angulated throughout. Moved with lovely daisy clipping front action and so sound behind. I would have been delighted to take either of these two dogs home with me. Another top quality youngster who pushed both the CC and Res CC winners hard. His day will come I am sure.
3rd Coopers’s JANELYN GALTEC GALILEO
Special Yearling Dog (9 Entries)
1st McLeod’s PEPERONE PURE GOLD
Well made lad with everything in the right place. Correct shape. Good fill in in front. Good underline. Nice topline. Good front angulation with plenty of length. Well let down hocks. Moved soundly and with correct low front action.
2nd Reynier-Yates’ DIAGHILEV NUREYEV
Finer set than the winner but shapely and sound throughout. Nice expression. Fine ears. Good topline with length through the loin. Well angulated front and balanced rear quarters. Excellent profile action.
3rd Harding’s KIERPARK GLINT OF GOLD
Maiden Dog (12 Entries)
1st DEMERLAY RED RIVER
2nd Tipping & Cousins’ KORDALINE JESSE JAMES
Fawn brindle with a lot to like about him. Lovely head and expression. Long neck let into well laid shoulders. Good length and excellent rear quarters. Good feet. Moved very soundly and with drive from the rear quarters.
3rd Armstrong & McFarlane’s CORNSTALK CHIEFTAN
Novice Dog (8 Entries)
1st Armstrong & McFarlane’s CORNSTALK CHIEFTAN
Fawn dog. Nice head, fine ears. Good topline and rear quarters. Good spring of rib. Lovely underline. Well let down hocks. Moved sound behind. Well presented.
2nd Morris & Waddell’s CROSSCOP WEE SHRIMP
Red fawn. Lovely head and expression. Excellent topline. Good fill in in front. Well laid back shoulder and upper arm. Lovely feet and good rear quarters. Moved soundly and with good extension.
3rd Dickenson’s MOSSBAWNHILL’S BETTER BOY AT RIBBLESMERE
Special Beginners Dog (4 Entries)
1st DIAGHILEV NUREYEV
2nd Poole’s DEMERLAY STANDNDELIVER AT BROCKFIELD
Fawn. Well made dog. Well balanced with good neck and shoulders. Good rear angulation. Good underline. Plenty of length. Excellent feet. Moved well.
3rd Stewart’s BUSHBURROW TOBY VECK
Graduate Dog (6 Entries)
1st Faber’s SUFEINA HEDGE YOUR BETS
I was very taken with this quality black with white trim. Beautifully balanced with elegance and grace. He has a lovely outline. Good length through the loin. Lovely front angulation with correct bone. Super underline. Good broad thighs. Stood over his ground. Lovely fluid front action and sound behind. Good topline which he kept on the move. Should continue to do well.
2nd Boyce’s COLLOONEY ONE COOL GUY
Attractive brindle. Good front assembly. Good topline. Correct fill in in front. Good length through the loin. Moved well.
3rd Leathart & Russell RINGMORE DANNY DEEVER
Post Graduate Dog (8 Entries)
1st Winup & Paipala DALZEAH BORN TO BOOGIE CUM ROGANSROCK
Dark brindle and white. Well made all through. Good head and expression. Good neck let into well laid shoulders. Good spring of rib and depth of chest. Nice topline. Good broad rear quarters. Well let down hocks. Nice bone. Moved very well coming and going and in profile.
2nd Copley’s VEREDON TINKER MAN
Fawn. Good quality boy, well made throughout. Nice neck let into well laid shoulders. Good length. Strong rear quarters. Moved with good drive and front extension. Sound.
3rd Wood’s COURTHILL CHIVALRY
Mid Limit Dog (8 Entries)
This was another really good class with the top five able to change places on another day.
1st Head’s DEMERLAY RYTHMN BLUES
Fawn boy with everything in the right place. Lovely head with good ears. Long neck let into well placed shoulder. Good upper arm and fill in in front. Well sprung deep chest. Good length of loin. Good rear quarters. Moved with a lovely free action and drive from the rear.
2nd Russell’s WILLINGWISP STAR TROOPER
Another quality fawn boy from the top drawer. Beautifully balanced with a lovely outline. Long neck set well into the shoulders. Good well placed shoulders. Good spring of rib and depth of chest. Correct length to loin. Strong rear quarters which he used well on the move. Lovely profile action and true coming and going.
3rd Morris & Waddell’s CROSSCOP BRILLIANT THAT’S ME
Limit Dog (10 Entries)
1st Holland’s ELMANASH ELIXIR
Pale brindle quality boy. Attractive head and expression. Well put together in front with good angulation. Good topline and length through the loin. Strong well angulated hindquarters. Sound coming and going with lovely profile action.
2nd Barnes’ DODDRIDGE DELFT
Brindle with white trim. Well balanced with classic outline. Good spring of rib with plenty of heart and lung room. Excellent topline which he held on the move. Good well angulated rear assembly. Moved sound and with good rear propulsion.
3rd Snelgrove’s HUNTINGHILL THE JAZZMAN J.W.
Open Dog (12 Entries)
1st & Res. CC. Turner’s CH GILNOCKIE ATTITUDE
Quality red brindle and white trim. Well balanced masculine boy with everything in the right place. Lovely head and expression with small fine ears. Good neck let into well laid shoulders. Good bone and correct pasterns. Good depth of chest and excellent tuck up. Strong loin. Well made rear quarters. Moved sound both coming and going and with correct low front action in profile. A worthy champion.
2nd Coulter’s COLLOONEY MOUNTAIN DEW
Brindle with white trim. Another quality boy. Good head with attractive expression. Fine ears. Long well arched neck let into well placed shoulders. Good straight front. Well angulated upper arm. Good chest and length to loin. Strong well muscled rear quarters which he used with drive. Moved well.
3rd Cooper’s JANELYN LEMTEC LACOSSE
Special Open Blue/Black Dog (5 Entries)
1st Fletcher & Williams’ DAMASCUS BLUE AT DUSK OVER SHULEAH
Nice head. Good ears. Good length of neck. Excellent depth of chest. Lovely topline which he held on the move. Moved well. Good feet.
2nd Norman’s JARMANE BLUE TOPAZ
Leaner set than the winner. Good ears. Excellent feet and correct slope and length to pasterns. Moved well.
3rd Norman’s JARMANE DUSKY TWILIGHT BLUE
Veteran Dog (5 Entries)
Three quality veterans who could show the youngsters a thing or two. All in lovely condition and ‘well preserved’!
1st Meakin’s CH OAKBARK MYSTERY KNIGHT
Brindle boy whose quality still shines through. Well made all through. Good topline. Excellent front and rear angulation. Good spring of rib and length to loin. Moved well in profile. Sound coming and going.
2nd Smith’s SAVILEPARK SILVER SPUR
Brindle and white boy with lovely front assembly which showed at its best on the move. Good topline and rear quarters. A credit to his owner.
3rd Fletcher’s JARMANE TOOT THE FLUTE FOR SHULEAH
Ann K. Beckett-Bradshaw