South Wales Kennel Association (SWKA) 2018

Judge – Mr Ian Layfield

My thanks go to the exhibitors for my entry. There were seven absentees. Of those present there were six that I had judged before, so it was good to have a chance to go over the others as I have only watched them from the ringside, and we all know how dangerous that can be. A couple of things that were prevalent on the day. One was unclean ears and although I did not see any soreness there is no excuse for not ensuring they are free inside from long hairs and dirt. That is something easily solved but what concerned me the most was that there were more than a few whose ribs were not carried well back so are ‘tucked up’. That is not what a Clumber should look like. I gave up asking for exhibits to be moved on a loose leash although some would have moved better if they had been.
Best of BreedMaursett Mathos - Taylor
Dog CCMaursett Mathos - Taylor
Res Dog CCAnbrook Burma Star At Brazenhill Shcm JW - Newsham
Bitch CCMaursett Mycate At Kiswahili - Walkling
Res Bitch CCSh Ch Mischievous Maeve With Maursett - Taylor
Best PuppySuelynda Whirlybird - Boden
Minor Puppy DogNo Entries
Puppy DogNo Entries
Junior Dog1 Entries, Absent: 0
1stMaursett Mathos - Taylor
I have waited all year to get my hands on this chap and it was worth the wait. For one still young he has a presence. The best of heads with good eyes and a typical expression. Correct bite. A straight front and correct feet. Plenty of bone. Good length, level topline and defined hindquarters. Low set hocks. Moved as a Clumber should. I am not one for awarding the top spot to a dog which still has a lot to come but it would have been unfair to deny him the CC & BOB.
Post Graduate DogNo Entries
Limit Dog4 Entries, Absent: 1
1stMicklemess Making Music At Clumbadane - Rudbach
He has been slow to mature but now presents a pleasing outline. Good head but I would like a bit more work in it. Clean eyes, correct bite. Straight front and well-placed shoulders. Good length and strong hindquarters. Probably, by far, the fittest on the day. Moved well and at one with his handler.
2ndWhissgig Daddy Cool - Sheppard
Sheppard’s Whissgig Daddy Cool. A larger framed dog and carrying weight today. A masculine head. Correct bite. Deep chest with plenty of heart room. Well off for bone. Defined hindquarters. Low set hocks. Moved OK when settled. 3
3rdWhissgig The Bristolian - Sheppard
Open Dog3 Entries, Absent: 0
1stAnbrook Burma Star At Brazenhill Shcm JW - Newsham
Another that I really like, and he oozes breed type. Great head, eyes and expression. Correct bite. Straight front and good feet. Strong neck and well-placed shoulders. Deep chest. Plenty of length. Strong hindquarters. Today, I felt there was something not quite right about him. RCC.
2nd Wymeswold Tarte Tatin Of Hajacan (Imp) - Metcalf
Like his type though probably a little bigger framed than some others. Good head and clean eyes. Correct bite. Plenty of bone. Nice, large feet. Good depth and length. Well angulated hindquarters. Movement let him down today.
3rd Sugar Loaf Washington Whissgig (Imp Swe)* - Sheppard
Good Citizen Dog2 Entries, Absent: 1
1stSh Ch Winhampton Over The Yardarm Of Harrifield Jw Shcm - Thorogood
Another who has matured well. Typical head and expression. Clean eyes, correct bite. Strong neck and well-placed shoulders. Good length and a strong topline. Defined hindquarters. In great condition. Moved well.
Minor Puppy Bitch3 Entries, Absent: 1
1stSuelynda Whirlybird - Boden
A pair of beautifully presented puppies. Caught my eye. Sweet head and expression. Lovely eyes. Correct bite. Good front and feet. For one so young she has a pleasing outline complimented by low set hocks. Moved well. BP.
2ndJanost Love Be The Reason - Abbott
Very much a baby. Feminine head but lacks stop. Straight front and good feet. Another with a nice outline for her age. Sympathetically handled. Moved well. However, there is something about her that needs to change if she is to have a future.
Puppy Bitch2 Entries, Absent: 1
1stSuelynda Whirlybird - Boden
See above
Junior Bitch4 Entries, Absent: 0
1stMaursett Mycate At Kiswahili - Walkling
Litter sister to my DCC winner. I have watched her and now know why she has done what she has. Difficult to fault. Best of heads and eyes and a lovely, soft feminine expression. Correct bite. Good reach of neck. Well boned. For one so young she has depth, good length and is broad across the croup. Strong hindquarters. Moved well. She too could not be denied the CC today.
2ndBeskerby Luminescent - Dawson
Of a different type. Soft expression and clean eyes. Correct bite. Good front and shoulder placement. At this stage of development looks a little square but has plenty of time. Best tail carriage of the day but movement let her down.
3rdWhissgig Comedy Of Errors (Ai) - Sheppard
ResWhissgig Wintersaga (Ai) - Sheppard
Post Graduate Bitch2 Entries, Absent: 1
1stAnbrook Center Fold - Brookshaw
Pleasing head and clean eyes. Correct bite. Straight front, deep chest. Nice length of neck but a little loaded over the shoulders today. Good length and depth. Nice hindquarters and low set hocks. Moved well.
Limit Bitch6 Entries, Absent: 2
1stAnbrook Fair Maid Of Kent By Winhampton - Wilson
Feminine head, clean eyes. Correct bite. Good neck and clean shoulders. Balanced outline. Strong hindquarters. Moved a little close behind today.
2ndWinhampton Over The Moon By Anbrook - Brookshaw
Another on the larger size. Strong head, clean eyes. Correct bite. Plenty of bone, good feet. Good length, broad across the croup. Low set hocks. Moved ok.
3rdWhissgig All That Jazz - Sheppard
ResTweedsmuir Pinotage Rose - Vickery and Jones
Open Bitch3 Entries, Absent: 0
1stSh Ch Mischievous Maeve With Maursett - Taylor
A favourite of mine. Beautiful head, clean eyes, with a feminine expression. Correct bite. Straight front, good feet. Good length of neck, clean shoulders. Has depth and length. Moved well at the correct pace. RCC.
2ndWinhampton Oops A Daisy - Wilson
Nice head, clean eyes. Correct bite. Good front, neck and shoulders. Good depth and well ribbed. Pleasing hindquarters. Moved with purpose.
3rdWymeswold Sabayon At Greencourt (Imp) - Pickering
Veteran Bitch2 Entries, Absent: 1
1stSH CH Tweedsmuir Beautiful Dream Among Suelynda JW Shcm - Boden
It was great to see her and have the chance to go over her again. The best of heads and an expression to die for. Correct bite. Neck, shoulders, front, feet, depth, length, hindquarters are great. A little portly today and moving rather stately but wonderful for her age. Still has the wagging tail of a puppy.
Good Citizen BitchNo Entries