12 Jun Spring Open Show 2022
10th April saw our first show of the year and after missing two years at the venue we returned to our usual location of Grenoside Community Centre, just north of Sheffield. Our main show judge was Yvonne Ladd-Cannon and our Special Members Award judge was Colin Woodward.
We are all experiencing difficult times so we are extremely grateful to our sponsors ‘Happy Dog’ for their generous support of our Open show with bags of food for every class winner and large bags for our main winners.
Entries were 41 dogs in total giving 45 entries in total with 16 in the Special Awards section. Thank you to everyone who entered our show we really do appreciate the support and even bigger thanks to those who attended and helped make such a lovely day.
The usual lovely sunny day awaited everyone, we consistently do amazingly well with the weather for this event, and this always helps with the lovely relaxed feel to the whole day.
L to R: Di Atherton with Best Dog & Best In Show, Judge Yvonne Ladd-Cannon, Emily Green with Best Bitch & Reserve Best in Show, Lisa Bridges with Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show,
Marian Scott with Best Minor Puppy Dog and Best Minor Puppy in Show and Julie Fairclough with Best Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Show.
Best in Show was Mike & Di Atherton’s Valentinn vom Durrbachler Wald (Imp Ned) who was the winner of Graduate Dog. Reserve Best in Show and Best Opposite Sex was Steve, Jeanette and Emily Green’s homebred Waldershelf Can’t Ignore Her JW who was the winner of Open Bitch. Reserve Best Dog was Steve, Jeanette and Emily Green’s Matthias vom Durrbachler Wald at Waldershelf (Imp Ned) and Reserve Best Bitch was Julie Wright and Dave Kirk’s Object D’Art du Hameau de Baika avec Roesilbern JW (Imp Fra)
Best Puppy in Show was Lisa Bridges’ Liskarn Love of My Life and Best Minor Puppy was Marion Scott and Shelagh Corrigan’s Mountain Crystal Silvanus to Scobern (Imp Hun) NAF
Best Veteran in Show was Alan and Julie Fairclough’s Monalou Spirit of Discovery ShCM.
Best Dog, Judge, Reserve Best Dog, Best Puppy Dog and Best Veteran Dog
Judge, Best Bitch, Julie-Anne Wright with Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy Bitch (No Veteran Bitch present)
As always we have to express our grateful thanks to the non committee people who help us stage our show and provide the service we need and our members expect. Mostly friends and family of committee members their invaluable assistance includes help setting up and taking down, stewarding, kitchen cooking, serving cleaning etc, raffles. Anyone who writes these lists is petrified of missing anyone off but it is too important to shy away. So big heartfelt thanks and well done to Simon and Beverly Gould, Ali Cliffe, Jeanette Green, Ollie and Katie Jones, Colin Hughes, Owen Copeland, Phil English, Chelsea Hickling & Lauren Bridges – we were like a well oiled machine!
We are always grateful for help at our events so if you can spare some time please talk to the organiser, especially at our bigger events. The committee simply could not run our events without a great deal of this extra help so please consider offering when you can.
Full results and photos will appear here in the coming days as soon as available.
JUDGE’S REPORT by Yvonne Ladd-Cannon
Thank you to the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of GB for the invitation to judge their breed club open show. There was a very warm welcome and the atmosphere at the show was wonderful. Thank you to my stewards Chelsea and Phil for their help on the day, and I must also acknowledge the wonderful team who put on a wonderful lunch.
Thank you also to the exhibitors who entered under me today.
The entry, despite being depleted with absentees did not detract from the quality of dogs which were in the main of correct breed type. The ring was not conducive to some dogs showing their movement to their best advantage.
I am when judging, looking for dogs that stand, when viewed from all angles, well in front and behind. There were a few exhibits that tended to stand with a foreleg out turned and some others were weak in hock. It has been a very long time since I owned this breed but I still love them and so it was a pleasure to spend my day with them.
BIS – Atherton’s Valentinn Vom Durrbachler Wald
RBIS – Green’s Waldershelf Can’t Ignora JW.
BPIS – Bridges Liskarn Love of My Life
BV – Fairclough’s Monalou Spirit of Discovery ShCm
CLASS 1 Veteran Dog (1,0a)
1st – Fairclough’s Monalou Spirit of Discovery ShCm .7-year-old. Masculine headed dog with head of good proportions with correct bite and lovely eye. A lovely type. Strong and sturdy and well boned. Good depth of brisket with good angulation. Firm straight back and well ribbed. Would like more strength in hock and he would benefit with more forward reaching movement and drive behind. Well-marked and presented in excellent condition and well handled. Best Veteran in Show.
Class 2 Minor Puppy Dog (1,0a)
1st Scott & Corrigan’s Mountain Crystal Silvanus to Scobern (Imp Hun) 7-month-old. Masculine head, correct bite. Very much a baby, the head has a lot of developing to do, eyelids are a little loose. Well boned. Good depth to brisket and well ribbed. Good angulations front and rear and moves with good reach. Front action good, a little close behind. Best puppy dog and Best Minor puppy in show. Lost out on best puppy in show as the female was of a slightly better balance.
Class 3 Puppy Dog (3,2a)
1st Copeland’s Kernow Dollar Promises at Marxjabar. Dog of a lovely type. Masculine head of good proportions. Well boned good depth to brisket and well ribbed. Firm straight back with rump smoothly rounded. Good angulations. The positioning of right fore foot detracted from overall picture when standing. This boy didn’t like the floor and did not show off his movement to his best advantage. Well presented and handled.
Class 4 Junior Dog (2,2a)
Class 5 Novice Dog (2,1a)
1st Copeland’s Trudaleaze He’s Fab You Lous at Maxjabar. 2-year-old. Masculine head of good proportions. Angulation good, straight firm back and well ribbed. Would prefer more depth to brisket and chest development for his age. Well-marked and moved with a balanced gait. Well-presented and handled.
Class 6 Not Bred By Exhibitor Dog (0)
Class 7 Graduate Dog (3,1a)
1st Atherton’s Valentinn Vom Durrbachler Wald. 21-month-old male of an excellent type. Strong and sturdy in constitution, well boned. Correctly balanced in outline. Angulations good front and rear. Good depth to brisket and well ribbed, with firm straight back. Strong hindquarters which were evident on the move. Stands well when viewed from all angles. Moves a shade close behind. Good tail carriage. His overall type, balance and soundness scored. Shown in excellent condition. Best Male and BIS.
2nd Copeland’s Szarhegyaljai Fifty-Fifty at Maxjabar (Imp Hun). Masculine headed dog, good bite, well-marked. Not quite the balance of the winner. Good depth of brisket and well ribbed. Strong and sturdy and shown in good condition. Would benefit from a better lay of shoulder. Stride balanced in profile. Well-presented and handled.
Class 8 Post Graduate Dog (4, 0a)
1st Wakeland’s Kernow Yester Years at Bramikdel. Two-year-old. Masculine head, good bite and of good breed type. Correct balance in outline. Angulations good front and rear although a little weak in pastern. Stood well behind with strong hocks. Strong and sturdy, good bone with good depth to brisket and well ribbed, with firm straight back. In himself he needs to relax when stacked but, on the move, he started to do so, and showed his movement off to his best advantage. Breed type scored. Well presented.
2nd Hallam’s Napoleon Vom Durrbachler Wald at Waldershelf (Imp Nld) Almost 5 years old, this male has a lot of qualities that are appreciated when you go over him. Masculine head, good bite and stood well behind. Well boned with good angulation, well ribbed with firm straight back. Moved soundly although would benefit from a little more enthusiasm. Well presented.
3rd Fairclough’s Monalou Galloping Gourmet. Lovely type with good bone, masculine head with good bite and nice eye. Strong, sturdy and well balanced in outline. Angulation good and well ribbed. Firm straight back. Would benefit from more strength in hock. Balanced stride in profile. Well-marked and well-presented and handled.
Class 9 Limit Dog (2 1a)
1st Hughes Waldershelf Cubby Ad Astra. 2-year-old with masculine head of a nice type. Strong with good bone, good depth to brisket and good angulation front and rear. Stands well behind with strong hocks. Moves soundly behind and with a balanced stride in profile. A happy boy, his tail detracts from his outline on the move. Shown in excellent condition. Well handled.
Class 10 Open Dog (2,1a)
1st Green’s Matthias Vom Durrbachler Wald at Waldershelf. (Imp Nld) JW. 5-year-old. Masculine headed dog of good proportions. Lovely type, strong and sturdy with correct markings. Angulations good front and rear. Good depth of brisket. Firm straight back. Balanced stride in profile although a shade close behind. Rump smoothly rounded. Shown to advantage, well presented. Reserve best Male.
Class 11 Veteran Bitch (3,3a)
Class 12 Minor Puppy Bitch (2,1a)
1st Water’s Jadape Flinders. 7-month-old. Very much a baby. Feminine head, with good bite and nice eye. Well boned, good depth to brisket and well ribbed. Would benefit from a better lay of shoulder. Moves with a balanced stride in profile but would prefer more forward reaching movement and drive behind. Shown in excellent condition and well-handled and presented.
Class 13 Puppy Bitch (6,3a)
This class had three lovely puppies of correct type all shown in excellent condition and handled to advantage.
1st Bridges Liskarn Love of My Life. 9-month-old. Feminine headed puppy with lovely eye and correct bite. Lovely type with correct balance in outline. Angulations good, good depth to brisket with firm straight back. Stands well when viewed from all angles. Well-marked. Moved soundly, reaching well out in front, and following through behind. Shown in excellent condition and handled to advantage. Best Puppy in Show.
2nd Green’s Waldershelf Gin and Tonic. 10-month-old. Feminine headed bitch with head of good proportions, correct bite, lovely eye. Lovely type and well balanced in outline. Angulation good, good depth of brisket, well ribbed and a firm straight back. Moved soundly but just didn’t quite have the edge on 1 for reach and drive. Well-presented and handled.
3rd Wilson’s Monalou Voulez Vouz at Blumental. 10-month-old. Another nice type with head of good proportions and correct bite. Well balanced in outline, good depth to brisket. Would benefit from a firmer top-line but still only a baby. Well ribbed. Moved well. Well-presented and handled.
Class 14 Junior Bitch (1, 1a)
Class 15 Novice Bitch (2,1a)
1st. Green’s Waldershelf Gin and Tonic.
Class 16 Not Bred By Exhibitor (0)
Class 17 Graduate Bitch (4,3a)
1st Wood’s Etterbern Fashion Trends. 19-month-old of a lovely type with good head proportions and correct bite. This young bitch is just starting to come back into coat. Strong, well boned with good angulations front and rear. Firm straight back good angles good depth to brisket well ribbed. Lovely balanced stride in profile. Very sound behind. Front action needs to settle. Well-presented and handled.
Class 18 Post Graduate Bitch (3,2a)
1st Knight’s Kernow Something Fancy. Feminine head with correct bite. Nice type, well balanced in outline. Would benefit from a better lay of shoulder. Good depth of brisket and well ribbed. Rump smoothly rounded. Moves well with a balanced stride in profile stride although a shade Close behind. Shown in excellent condition and well-muscled behind. Well-presented and handled.
Class 19 Limit Bitch (2,0a)
1st Wright & Kirk’s Objet D Art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern JW JW19 (Imp Fra) Feminine head and expression with a lovely eye. Well balance and of a nice type, strong and sturdy, well boned . Good angulations and correct balance in outline. Good depth to brisket well ribbed with firm straight back. Moved soundly in all aspects.
2nd Harris’ Meadowpark’s Dancin’ on My Own. 5-year-old. Feminine head, correct bite, nice eye. Strong and sturdy, good depth to brisket and well ribbed. Well-muscled hindquarters and had a balanced stride in profile. Front action not to her advantage today. Presented in excellent condition and well handled.
Class 20, Open bitch (2,1a)
1st Green’s. Waldershelf Can’t Ignora JW. 2-year-old. The fact she stands alone does not detract from her quality. Feminine head, lovely eye. Strong and sturdy with good bone well marked. A lovely type and well balanced in outline. Good depth to brisket, well ribbed with a firm straight back. Angulations good, moving soundly in all aspects. Shown to advantage and Ignora was not letting herself be ignored particularly in the bitch line up. Best bitch and Res. Best in Show.
Judge -Yvonne Ladd-Cannon
judged by Colin Woodward
Held prior to Special Members Awards during the lunch break for the Open Show.
6-11 years 1st Katie Jones, age 10
12-16 years 1st Lauren Bridges age 15 & Best Junior Handler. 2nd Ollie Jones, age 14
Judge: Colin Woodward, Best Junior Handler & 12-16 class winner Lauren Bridges and 6-11 class winner Katie Jones
Special Member’s Awards
judged by Colin Woodward
Special Members Puppy Award (4, 2)
1 Green Waldershelf Gin And Tonic,
10 months elegant bitch well balanced all through with good head shape a dark eye soft expression strong teeth with correct bite chest was quite well developed for her age, good turn of stifle, good in topline & strong quarters steady mover, one to watch.
2 Copeland Kernow Dollar Promises At Maxjabar,
Not as forward as 1 at present Pleasing head & eye good flat skull, strong neck, well proportioned in body and depth of chest, well boned limbs & good feet, not as steady on the move as 1
Special Members Post Graduate Award (6, 2)
1 Wright & Kirk, Objet D Art Du Hameau De Baika Avec Roesilbern JW JW19 (Imp FRA) 3 years Bitch lovely feminine head with a soft expression, correct dentition, mature in body which is well developed ribs, clean outline, lovely legs & feet, strong in hindquarters, moved soundly fore & aft.
2 Copeland Trudaleaze He’s Fab You Lou’s At Maxjabar.
Just 2 years well balanced & medium in height, good head and eye, cheeks well filled out, dark expressive eyes, strong neck into good shoulders, chest well developed & deep brisket, good strong bone and quarters just pipped on movement by 1
3 Wakeland Kernow Yester Years At Bramikdel.
Special Members Open Award (5, 2)
1 Green Waldershelf Can’t Ignora JW,
Just 2 years Bitch of lovely type, medium height, lovely head soft expression, flat skull & good stop, strong muscular neck into good shoulders placement, deep brisket reaching down to her elbow, strong bone & lovely feet, clean outline, tail well set and reaching below the hock, sound in movement.
2 Hughes Waldershelf Cubby Ad Astra.
Quality 2 years male who was close up and pushed 1 all the way, masculine well balanced head, good muzzle & stop, strong neck to good shoulders, well developed body, muscular hindquarters, strong topline & loin moderate angulation, lovely coat & condition moved well.
3 Harris Meadowpark’s Dancin On My Own.