2013 Championship Show

2013 Championship Show

Sunday 04th August 2013

Venue: The Holiday Inn, Crick, Rugby, Northants, NN6 7XR

Judges

Bitches: Mrs Teija Salmi-Aalto (Edendanes) (Finland)

Dogs: Mrs Judith Greig (Turlum)

Referee: Mrs Marion Hipkin

Special Awards Event: Mrs Hazel Fitzgibbon

 

DOGS Mrs MRS JUDITH GREIGBITCHES MRS TEIJA SALMI-AALTO
CLASS 1: SPECIAL VETERAN DOG (8) Absent 1 1st TANTALLON ANTARTIC ICE AT ELSIMBA ScCM 2nd CH FOALDOWN SECRET LOVE WITH EPPWOOD 3rd CH JAYDANIA SUN TAN Res STAGBATCH SOULMATE FOR LIFE VHC CLONALLAN HELLSABLAZING TO THORNBRAE CLASS 17: SPECIAL VETERAN BITCH (8) Absent (2) 1st GARSAK TO DYE FOR 2nd DIAMOND LUCKY CHARM FOR RIVERDRAGON 3rd DORNOIR EIRA Res DAINWOOD STORM LILY TO BRANELLA VHC RAYJEN SILVER FAME
CLASS 2: MINOR PUPPY DOG (7) 1st JOOPSTAR THE VISCOUNT 2nd ROUCANDANE THE WITCHDOCTOR WITH SOCAR 3rd SELMALDA OH BOY AT THORNBRAE Res RIOCO ENDEARING VHC ROUCANDANE THE ILLUSIONIST CLASS 18: MINOR PUPPY BITCH (12) 1st SELMALDA ANGEL OF HARLEM 2nd ZEFATHERS PRIVATE DANCER 3rd SELMALDA LOVE RESCUE ME Res NIKAMI EXOTIC SPICE VHC RAVENDANE KRAZY KOLOURS
CLASS 3: PUPPY DOG (8) – Absent (1) 1st LEAMAP CHIVAS REGAL 2nd LEIRUMDANE MEA FORTUNA FOR DORNOIR 3rd EDDANES RULE THE WORLD Res PHIL COLLINS UNIVERS VHC EDDANES RELIGHT MY FIRE FOR TRIJONDANE CLASS 19: PUPPY BITCH (10) - Absent (4) 1st LEAMAP IROM MAIDEN 2nd JOOPSTAR CLEOPATRA 3rd LEIRUMDANE ANNIE OAKLEY Res EDDANES ANGEL VHC MARRCHARAY HOT LEGS
CLASS 4: JUNIOR DOG (12) - Absent (2) 1st SELMALDA KOOCHIE RYDER 2nd DEVARRO STRIPE IT LICKY AT JUSTINIAN 3rd LEIRUMDANE MEA FORTUNA FOR DORNOIR Res RAVENDANE ENDLESS LOVE VHC LEAMAP BLACK SABBATH WITH SARAWEN CLASS 20: JUNIOR BITCH (15) - Absent (3) 1st LADY KEEVA AT JILDADANES 2nd LAPSEWOOD STAR ATTRACTION OF TENAYA (IMP NZL) 3rd STAGBATCH PANDORA BOX Res JOOPSTAR CLEOPATRA VHC JAYDANIA GEORGIA OF BENGRAFTON
CLASS 5: YEARLING DOG (4) 1st VANMORE NEVER SAY NEVER TO KAZABBIE 2nd HIGHESTEEM LOCH SONG AT DANETIME 3rd RAVENDANE ENDLESS LOVE Res ONABONN O'SHEA CLASS 21: YEARLING BITCH (10) - Absent (2) 1st VANMORE I'VE ARRIVED AT KAZZABBIE 2nd JAYDANIA VIRGINIA 3rd FENDANE JET NOIR Res HIGHESTEEM LOVE AFFAIR WITH DORNEYWOOD (IMP NOR) VHC GARSAK ALL IN THE GAME
CLASS 6: NOVICE DOG (5) – Absent (1) 1st AKURA FINAL MISSION WITH CARSAN 2nd LEAMAP CHIVAS REGAL 3rd ROSHANUN ZEUS SUMMUM DEUM Res RAYJEN MISTER BAILEYS CLASS 22: NOVICE BITCH (7) – Absent (2) 1st LEAMAP IRON MAIDEN 2nd LEIRUMDANE KATIE ELDER 3rd JAYDANIA TENNA SEE Res RAVENDANE FOREVER IN LOVE VHC DAINOAK VENUS'S AMOR
CLASS 7: POST GRADUATE DOG (16) – Absent (3) 1st ZEFATHERS MASTER MIND 2nd DROOLAKISS EZZE TIGER 3rd DANESVIC CORONA DASHER Res DROOLAKISS MANSON VHC MERRIBOX CITY SLICKER AT MINTREX CLASS 23: POST GRADUATE BITCH (9) – Absent (2) 1st ZEFATHERS TOTAL MINDED 2nd SEREN MAWR FOR RIVERDRAGON 3rd DROOLAKISS KERFUFFLE Res TAWNYBRAE THREE TIMES A LADY VHC DOIRNOIR WYRD AT ELBAREVOL
CLASS 8: LIMIT DOG (6) 1st TENAYA COMANCHE WAR LORD 2nd KANTALAR MY SIMPLE HEART JW 3rd JAYDANIA ANTON DU BEKE Res ARONDYKE ALL WORK NO PLAY VHC MIDNIGHT MAGPIE FOR RIVERDRAGON CLASS 24: LIMIT BITCH (6) - Absent (1) 1st BEIZJAN LOCHSONG 2nd GARSAK I DREAMED THE DREAM 3rd SAMDICE WRITTEN IN THE STARS JW Res GARSAK SPRINGBANK VHC RIVERDRAGON FREE TICKETS
CLASS 9: OPEN DOG (7) 1st GARSAK SIR FINDLAY AT THORNBRAE 2nd CH KEMANILO TOTAL MAGIC 3rd CH GARSAK SIR FERNANDO Res CH LOMONDANE ITS NAE BOTHER JW ShCM VHC YARESVILLE FERNANDO CLASS 25: OPEN BITCH (6) 1st CH BOURNTWYN IN MY DREAMS JW 2nd CH VANMORE SIMPLY THE BEST FOR JANRICHE 3rd CH GARSAK JODIE OF JAYDANIA Res CH AXEFORD CELEBRATION VHC CH LOMONDANE COORIE IN TAE HAZEDAN JW
CLASS 10: BEGINNERS DOG (0) NO ENTRIES CLASS 26 : BEGINNERS BITCH (2) – Absent (1) 1st DAINOAK VENUS'S AMOR
CLASS 11: SPECIAL OPEN FAWN DOG (4) 1st JAYDANIA FRED ASTIRE JW 2nd TANTALLON ANTARTIC ICE AT ELSIMBA 3rd TEESEDANE TRULY THEODORIC BY EMANEAZ JW ScCM Res JAYDANIA DEAN MARTIN CLASS 27: SPECIAL OPEN FAWN BITCH (5) – Absent (2) 1st DAINMAJIK THE SORCERESS 2nd TANTALLON SUMATRA AT ELSIMBA 3rd SAALAN SHOW AND GO
CLASS 12: SPECIAL OPEN BRINDLE DOG (8) - Absent (2) 1st DROOLAKISS EZZE TIGER 2nd HIGHESTEEM LOCH SONG AT DANETIME 3rd DEVARRO STRIPE IT LUCKY AT JUSTINIAN Res DROOLAKISS MANSON VHC LINDEEFAY SKIP A HEARTBEAT CLASS 28: SPECIAL OPEN BRINDLE BITCH (4) 1st ROUCANDANE RAZZLE DAZZLE 2nd DROOLAKISS KERFUFFLE 3rd LINDEEFAY COVER GIRL Res ROUCANDANE SERENDIPITY AT LISVANE
CLASS 13: SPECIAL OPEN BLACK DOG (5) - Absent (1) 1st AKURA HUGO THE BRAVE 2nd DANEMOOR BLACK PRINCE 3rd RIVERDRAGON GOT HE TICKETS JW Res LEAMAP BLACK SABBETH WITH SARAWEN CLASS 29: SPECIAL OPEN BLACK BITCH (8) - Absent (2) 1st LEAMAP BLACK VELVET WITH SARAWEN JW 2nd ALSPHUZAZZ DOLCE DONUM 3rd DIAMOND LUCKY CAHRM FOR RIVERDRAGON Res LEAMAP BLOSSOM HILL VHC RIVERDRAGON FREE TICKETS
CLASS 14: SPECIAL OPEN BLUE DOG (8) – Absent (4) 1st INTERNOS EMPORER FROM VANDERZAR 2nd INTERNOS THE HEAVYWEIGHT 3rd BARON OF SKYE VIA LEAMAP JW Res MARRCHARAY GASOLINE ALLEY CLASS 30: SPECIAL OPEN BLUE BITCH (7) – Absent (4) 1st LEAMAP BLUE NUN 2nd MARRCHARAY HOT LEGS 3rd DINAHTRON LADY LUCK FROM DORNOIR
CLASS 15: SPECIAL OPEN HARLEQUIN DOG (5) - Ab -(3) 1st STAGBATCH SO SMART 2nd INTERNOS ARIZONA ScCH CLASS 31: SPECIAL OPEN HARLEQUIN BITCH 11) – Absent (1) 1st SEREN MAWR FOR RIVERDRAGON 2nd STAGBATCH PANDORA BOX 3rd RAVENDANE WIZADORA Res TAMZDANE JAMAICAN ME CRAZY JW ScCH
CLASS 16: SPECIAL OPEN MANTLE DOG (2) 1st RAVENDANE EQUINOX AT ELLEYENDA 2nd MADJAX THE LOTHARIO CLASS 32: SPECIAL OPEN MANTLE BITCH (0) NO ENTRIES
DOG CC MR R & J LAWTON & SNEDDON'S - GARSAK SIR FINDLAY AT THORNBRAE DOG Res CC & BEST PUPPY DOG MESSERS G GOUGH & T GORMAN'S - JOOPSTAR THE VISCOUNT BITCH CC MR P, MRS A & MISS P JACOBS - VANMORE I'VE ARRIVED AT KAZZABIE BITCH Res CC & BEST PUPPY BITCH MS L & MR A CHAPPELL'S- SELMALDA ANGEL OF HARLEM
JUDGED JOINTLY CLASS 33: BRACE (3) Absent (1) 1st MRS D.WALKER 2nd MRS S.LIPMAN JUDGED JOINTLY CLASS 34: TEAM (1) 1st MRS D.WALKER

 

BEST IN SHOW

MrP, Mrs A & Miss P Jacobs – VANMORE I’VE ARRIVED AT KAZABBIE

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW & BEST OPPOSITE SEX

Messers R & J Lawton & Sneddon – GARSAK SIR FINDLAY AT THORNBRAE

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

Messers G & Mr T Gough & Gorman – JOOPSTAR THE VISCOUNT

BEST VETERAN

M,G & J Armour, Hooker & Lockey – GARSAK TO DYE FOR

 

Special Awards Events

 

Mrs Teija Salmi-Aalto – Bitches

“My sincere thanks for the invitation to judge The Great Dane Club of England 130th anniversary Show. The show was for me one of the finest events ever. My expectations were rewarded with great, beautiful dogs that are presented to me, and also great hospitality. I love to judge Great Danes – this breed is in to my skin, in to my heart.

Both of my winners were lovely, beautiful build, wonderful moving representatives of the breed. Best In Show winner won my heart too, she was so beautiful. I also believe that the res-winner puppy will be a  big star in future.

In many classes I had so beautiful dogs and their order of placement between them was really tricky.

Thank you again dogs owners and handlers, organizers and all dogs. I had a Great,  Great Dane day to save in my memories!”

Best regards, Teija

 

Veterans

1.Armour, Hooker& Lockey`s Garsak To Dye For Over 6 years old beautiful fawn female. Excellent type with good size and proportions. Long head with Parallel head lines. Lovely soft expression. Beautiful neck, good topline and body. Balanced angulations. Moves with reach and drive. In excellent condition for her age. Congratulations to the owner for such lovely veteran. 2. Walker`s Diamond Lucky Charm For Riverdragon Over 6 years old beautiful black female with good size and proportions. Strong, but feminine head with Good parallel head lines and profile. Lovely expression. Nice neck and topline. Strong body and forechest. Little straight in front, well angulated in rear. Good bone. Moves well with reach and drive for her age. Congratulations to the ownner for such sweet veteran. 3rd Middleton`s Dornoir Eira

Minor puppy class

1.Ms & Mr Chappell`s Selmalda Angel Of Harlem. R.C.C and Best Puppy Bitch High quality, beautiful 8 months old brindle female puppy. Good size and proportions. Good head with Parallel head lines. Good dark eyes. Lovely neck and topline. Excellent forechest and body for her age. Good bone and feet. Well angulated. Moves still little bit loose in front, but with excellent reach and drive. Presented well and in perfect condition. 2.Cranfields Zefather`s Private Dancer High quality, beautiful 8 months old fawn puppy. Good size and proportions. Lovely head and expression. Almost parallel head lines. Good eyes. Nice neck and topline. Good forechest and body. Well angulated. Moves well with good reach. Still slightly soft topline when moves. Presented well and in perfect condition. 3rd Agnew`s Selmalda Love Rescue Me

Puppy

1.Price`s leamap Iron Maiden Well built 12 months old blue female, with good proportions and size. Good head with nice expression. Good tight eyes. Nice neck and topline. Good body, forechest and bone. Enough angulated in front, well in rear. Moves sound and with good reach. Presented well with good condition. 2.Brett`s Joopstar Cleopatra Sound build 8 months old mantle female. Good size and proportions. Long head. Too open eyes spoiled expression. Good parallel head lines. Lovely neck and topline. Little deep in croup. Nice forechest and body. Moves with true reach and drive with excellent carriage. Presented in excellent condition. 3rd Wright`s Leirumdane Annie Oakley

Junior

1.Woodfine`s Lady Keeva At Jildadanes Tall, well build 13 months old black female. Good proportions. Lovely long head with good parallel head lines. Dark eyes. Lovely long neck. Good topline, enough forechest for her age. Good body . Enough angulated in front very well in rear. Lovely bone and feet. Moves with reach. Still slightly narrow in rear. Lovely black shiny colour. Happy outgoing temperament. 2.Seddon`s Lapsewood Star attraction Of Tenya(Imp NZ) Sound 18 months old fawn female, with good size and proportions. Lovely, soft expression and parallel head lines. I would prefer little longer lines to head. Very nice neck and good topline. Strong forechest and body. Good bone. Good and balanced angulations. Moves well with reach but could carry her self slightly better. Presented well and in good condition. 3rd Bliss`s Stagbatch Pandora Box

Yearling

1. Jacob`s Vanmore I`ve arrived At Kazzabbie. B.C.C and Best In Show High quality, lovely sound 2 year old female. Excellent size, good proportions. Beautiful long head with sweet, soft expression. Parallel head lines and good stop. Excellent tight eyes and ear set. Lovely neck and topline. Nice forechest and body. Sound and well angulated. Moves little bit loose in elbows otherwise excellent, carrying her self perfectly. Lovely warm gold colour. Presented well and in perfect condition. Happy outgoing temperament! 2.Wheeler`s Jaydania Virginia Well built, sound 14 months old female. Beautiful feminine head with nice expression. Nice neck and topline. Good body and bone. Well angulated. Moves still slightly narrow in front, otherwise very well. Presented well and in good condition. 3rd Favell`s Fendane Jet Noir

Novice

1. Price`s Leamap Iron Maiden Well built 12 months old blue female, with good proportions and size. Good head with nice expression. Good tight eyes. Nice neck and topline. Good body, forechest and bone. Enough angulated in front well in rear. Moves sound and with good reach. Presented well with good condition. 2.Wright`s Leirumdane Katie Elder 11 months old female, with good size and proportions. Nice head profile with parallel lines. Nice neck and topline. Good body, bone and feet. Moves sound and very good drive. Colour could be little cleaner. Nice temperament. 3rd Gray`s Jaydania Tenna See

Post Graduate

1.Cranfield`s Zefather Total Minded 2 years old sound fawn female. Good size and proportions. Lovely head with nice soft expression. Good eyes. Parallel head lines. Nice neck and topline., body and forechest. Sound anqulations. Moves with good reach and drive, but could carry her self little better. Lovely warm colour and perfect condition. Nice sound temperament. 2.Walker`s Seren Mawr For Riverdragon 21 months old sound harlequin female, with good proportions and size. Nice parallel head lines, but head could be a little longer over all. Nice eyes. Very nice neck and good topline. Forechest needs to fill up. Good body. Moves with excellent reach and drive. Slightly heavy marked harlequin colour and bottom could be brighter. 3rd Lawson and Hunter`s Droolakiss Kerfuffle

Limit

1.Brooker`s Beizjan Lochsong 2 years old sound beautiful fawn female. Very good size and good proportions. beautiful head with parallel head lines. Slightly light eyes. Lovely neck and topline. Good forechest and body. Very good angulations in front and rear. Moves with good long steps and balance, but could carry her self little better. Lovely temperament. Presented well and in very good condition. 2.Hurst & Armour`s Garsak I Dreamed A Dream 3 years old tall, sound female. Lovely long well shaped head with nice expression. Excellent neck. Little soft topline when standing. Good forechest, body and bone. Well angulated in front and rear. Moves with reach and drive Nice temperament. 3rd Dyson`s Samdice Written In The Stars.

Open

1.Bithell`s Ch Bourntwyn In My Dreams Sound 2 years old fawn female with good proportions. Nice head with good expression. and parallel lines. Good neck, topline and body. Very well angulated in front and rear. Moves with reach and drive. Coat is not perfect today, Lovely temperament. 2.Day & Fry`s Ch Vanmore Simply The Best For Janriche Strong, sound 2 years old brindle female with good size and propotions. Strong but still feminine head. Good expression. Good tight eyes. Lovely neck and topline. Strong forechest and body. Moves with reach and drive. Could be little bit tighter condition all over. Lovely temperament. Good brindle colour and perfect coat condition. 3rd Bishton`s Ch Garsak Jodie Of Jaydania

Beginners

1.Kingsley`s Dainoak Venus`s Amor 18 months old harlequin female. Good proportions. Good head with almost parallel lines. Good neck. Topline ok. Needs more forechest and body. Moves with good steps, but could carry herself better. Little bit heavy marked harlequin colour and bottom could be brighter.

Open fawn

1.Ingram`s Dainmajik The Sorceress 2 years old strong, but feminine female with good proportions. Good head with parallel lines. Good dark, tight eyes. Excellent neck and good topline. Lovely forechest and good body. Moves well. Lovely warm gold colour. Nice temperament. Presented well and in very good condition. 2.Mitchells Tantallon Sumatra At Elsimba 2 years old big female. Lovely long well shaped head. Nice dark tight eyes and good expression. Good topline and body. Little long in loin. Well angulated in front and rear. Little loose in front. Long reach and drive. Colour could be brighter. 3rd Merwick`s Saalan Show and Go

Brindle

1.Gray`s Roucandane Razzle Dazzle 4 years old elegant brindle female with good size and proportions. Long well shaped head. Slightly light and round eyes. Excellent parallel lines. Excellent neck and good topline. Little deep in croup. Good body. Well angulated. Moves slightly loose in front. Long steps and reach. Nice temperament. 2.Lawson & Hunter`s Droolakiss Kerfuffle Strong 2 years old female. Good proportions. Strong head with parallel lines. Good neck and topline. Little east-west front. Good body. Little straight angulated in front, well in rear. Strong bone. Moves well. Good colour. 3rd Drews Lindeefay Cover Girl

Black

1.Price and Pepper`s Leamap Black Velvet With Sarawen 4,5 years old strong, but still feminine female with good size. Long head with parallel lines. Stop could be better. Good dark eyes. Lovely expression Good neck. Little soft topline when standing. Good forechest and body. Strong bone. Moves with good drive. Lovely shiny colour. Nice temperament. 2.Wood`s Alsphuzazz Dolce Donum 2 years old female with good size and proportions. Very good head profile. Slightly heavy in skull. Good eyes. Lovely neck and topline. Forechest and body needs to fill up. Good bone. Well angulated. Moves with excellent reach and drive only little loose in front. Coat is not in perfect condition and in changing, Lovely temperament. 3rd Favell`s Fendane Jet Noir

Blue

1.Price`s Leamap Blue Nun 4,5 years old, strong but still feminine. Good size and proportions. Lovely long well shaped head with nice expression. Lovely neck. Little soft topline when standing. Good strong forechest and body. Well angulated. Moves slightly loose in elbows. Good long steps. Nice temperament. 2. Hutchinson’s Marrcharay Hot Legs 10 months old young female with good size and proportions. Feminine head with sweet expression. Good tight eyes. Muzzle could me stronger. Good neck and topline. Enough forechest and body for age. At this point slightly straight angulated front and rear. Needs more drive in movements. Lovely, sweet temperament. 3rd Middleton`s Dinahtron`s Lady Luck from Dornoir

Harlequin

1. Walker`s Seren Mawr For Riverdragon 21 months old sound harlequin female., with good proportions and size. Nice parallel head lines, but head could be little longer over all. Nice eyes. Very nice neck and good topline. Forechest needs to fill up. Good body. Moves with excellent reach and drive. Slightly heavy marked harlequin colour and bottom could be brighter. 2. Bliss`s Stagbatch Pandora Box 16 months old harelquin female with good size and excellent proportions. Nice head with good profile and parallel lines. Good neck topline and body for her age. Lovely bone and feet. Moves well with drive. Lovely bright white bottom colour and good size black patches. Presented well and in good very condition. 3rd Walton`s Ravendane Wizadora —

Teija Salmi-Aalto Edendane’s Great Danes since 1975

Mrs Judith Greig (Turlum) – Dogs

Congratulations to the Great Dane Club on their 130th anniversary.

My thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge again after being unable to fulfil my last appointment for them and to my two stewards for their hard work on the day. Having not been about much for the past four years I was seeing the dogs with a fresh eye. There were some very mixed classes but I was pleased with my final line up which included some very promising youngsters. I was delighted with my two principal winners. DCC, RBIS Garsak Sir Findlay at Thornbrae, RDCC and BPIS Joopstar the Viscount.

 

Special Veteran. 8 (1) 1. Mitchell’s Tantallon Antarctic Ice at Elsimba. Young looking 6 and a half year old in good condition presenting a clean outline. Good head with long fore face, well bodied and strong rear end. He moved out well. 2. King & Dolby’s Ch Foaldown Secret Love with Eppwood. This boy just showing his age a little more than 1, masculine head, level planes, good eye and square drop of lip. Well angulated and held his top line. 3. Toohey’s Ch Jaydania Sun Tan

Minor Puppy 7 1. Gough & Gorman’s Joopstar the Viscount. Quality big, striking, well marked harle with a masculine head, well set ears and a long clean neck set into well angulated shoulders. His deep chest, good topline and croup give him a balanced outline. Well off for bone and nicely covered he moved out well for one so young. He may be a raw youngster but he came into his own in the big ring, really extending on the move and showing like a star. I could not deny him the RCC . My co judge agreed he should be BPIS. 2. Skinner’s Roucandane the Witchdoctor with Socar. Baby fawn with a lovely head, eye and expression. Good front, bone and feet. His correct top line and croup, with good width over his thigh completed a nice balanced picture. 3. Lawton & Sneddon’s Selmalda Oh Boy at Thornbrae.

Puppy. 8. (1) This was quite a mixed class. 1. Price’s Leamap Chivas Regal. Blue boy, short coupled with a nice overall shape, straight front and tight feet. He is well bodied with strong quarters. 2. Middleton’s Leirumdane Mea Fortuna for Dornoir. Strong harle, well angulated and bodied with strong hind quarters. Would prefer a tighter eye. 3. Farr’s Eddanes Rule the World.

Junior. 12 (2) 1 Chappell’s Selmalda Koochie Rider. This boy stood out in this class with an eye catching and balanced make and shape. He has a beautiful masculine head, not overdone, a lovely eye and good drop of lip. His chest is deep with a good spring of rib. He used his strong hind quarters well on the move with good extension fore and aft. Pressed the winners hard at the end of the day. 2. Thurlby’s Devarro Stripe it Lucky. More rangy nicely marked brindle, lovely head and expression. Good angles and held his top line. Just needs to settle on the move. 3. L Mea Fortuna for D.

Yearling. 4 1 Jacobs Vanmore Never Say Never to Kazabbie. Nicely marked brindle coming together well, pleasing head, nicely arched neck set into good shoulders, chest deep and well ribbed. He has a firm topline which he held on the move, moving out at one with his handler. 2. Gifford’s Highesteem Loch Song at Danetime. Very dark brindle, big lad with a lovely clean elegant outline. I preferred the tighter front on 1. 3. R Endless Love.

Novice. 5 1 Mackenzie’s Akura Final Mission with Carsan. Most promising baby black in beautiful condition, well off for bone, nicely angled front and rear with a correct topline. Quite together on the move. 2. L Chivas Regal. 3. Kingsley’s Roshanun Zeus Summum Deum.

Post Graduate. 16 (3) 1. Cranfield’s Zefather’s Master Mind. Upstanding pale fawn boy. Very elegant in outline, refined head, long arched neck. Good depth of chest and well angulated rear. Just like a bit more of him overall. 2. Mansell Jones Droolakiss Ezze Tiger. Lightly marked brindle with a gentle calm demeanour and melting dark eye. Lovely clean shoulder, deep chest with good width in front, tight elbows, short coupled and well let down hocks. 3. Mirando’s Danesvic Corona Dasher.

Limit. 6 Close decision between 1 and 2. 1. Seddon’s Tenaya Comanche War Lord. Substantial fawn with most appealing head and eye, neat well placed ear and good drop of lip. His front legs are straight and true standing on tight feet. Chest deep with well sprung ribs, short coupling and good width across his thigh complete a balanced picture. He moved out well. In the challenge I preferred the reach of neck of my CC winner. 2. Laidlaw’s Kantalar My Simple Heart JW. Another quality boy, masculine head, dark eye and alert expression, good overall balanced make and shape, presented in beautiful condition. 3. Le Page’s Jaydania Anton du Beke.

Open. 7 I was spoiled for choice in this class of mature quality dogs. 1. Lawton & Sneddon’s Garsak Sir Findlay at Thornbrae. This boy managed to combine the size, substance and elegance I was looking for with nothing course or overdone He has a beautiful head, refined and well chiselled , good ear carriage and a lovely soft eye and expression but still masculine. He has a well arched neck and so clean over the shoulder with a well filled front and tight feet. A good spring of rib, correct croup and tail set and well let down hocks finished the picture. In a lovely line up I was delighted to award him the CC. 2. Booth’s Ch Kemanilo Total Magic. Another boy who really took my eye. Loved his head , expression and eye and length of foreface. Another with depth and substance, just a pity he had his mind on other things! 3. Hurst & Armour’s Ch Garsak Sir Fernando.

Special Open Fawn. 4. 1. Bishton’s Jaydania Fred Astaire JW. Masculine head, dark mask and good drop of lip. Well arched neck, good shoulder and tight elbows. He is well off for bone, a well developed second thigh and good croup and tail set. 2. T Antarctic Ice at E. 3. Harrison’s Teeseedane Truly Theodoric by Emaneaz JW.

Special Open Brindle 8 (2) 1. Droolakiss Ezze Tiger. 2. H Loch Song at Danetime. 3. D Strike it Lucky at Justinian.

Special Open Black. 5 (1) This was quite a mixed class. 1. Shadbolt’s Akura Hugo the Brave. Strong masculine boy in lovely condition. He is most appealing in profile just standing a little wide in front. 2, Bates Danemoor Black Prince. Finer and more rangy than 1 he is well muscled but a little long cast. He needs to fill out to complete the picture. 3. Walker’s Riverdragon got the Tickets.

Special Open Blue. 9 (4) Davies Internos Emperor from Vanderzar. Another boy of substance, slightly overdone in head for me but good body shape, plenty reach of neck and strong hind quarters and well let down hocks which he used on the move. Handled to advantage. 2, Battersby’s Internos the Heavyweight. A gentle boy, finer in head than 1, long foreface and kind expression. Lovely shoulder and deep chest, he carried himself well. 3. Pepper & Price’s Baron of Skye via Leamap.

Special Open Harlequin. 5 (3) A hard decision between these 2 1. Hitcham’s Stagbatch so Smart. Substantial with a strong head he has good depth of brisket, level top line and strong hind quarters. 2. Battersby & Williams Internos Arizona . Again finer than 1 he has an expressive head a well placed ear, good body and croup. Both boys belied their age.

Special Open Mantle. 2 1 Waring’s Ravendane Equinox at Elleyenda. This well bodied lad has a lovely shoulder and well filled front and quite an elegant shape over all. Just like to see him stride out more on the move. 2. Stapleford’s Madjax the Lothario. Stronger and more stocky than 1 he is in gleaming condition. Slightly loose eye detracted from his expression.

 

Judge Judith Greig

Special Awards Event:
Mrs Hazel Fitzgibbon

 My thanks to the Committee for the kind invitation to judge the Special Classes at your Club CH show. While I have been at ringside on a few occasions to see these wonderful dogs and watch others judge, this is the first time I have had the experience of laying my hands on a number of such quality Great Danes.

 As I walked round the show there was a noticeably happy atmosphere and the ‘tent city’ surrounding the ring added to the ambience as well as being a necessary feature as the weather came and went.

The Holiday Inn staff I encountered both inside and outside the hotel were friendly, courteous and helpful and deserve a mention I feel.

 With the dogs I saw from ringside but did not get to go over, I noticed several different styles of Dane but most of them struck me as being quality dogs. Yes, there are a few straight stifles, varying toplines and loose eyes about, but generally I saw a lot of healthy, well grown on, well boned and extremely well conditioned dogs. The colour classes were very interesting for an observer; whilst you see a smattering of non fawn dogs around the open show rings, this was the first time I had seen well filled classes of them.

My thanks to exhibitors who let me go over their dogs. As I come from mainly coated breeds, I am used to believing what my hands tell me, not necessarily what my eyes tell me, so if I was a little ‘hands on’, that is probably the reason.

This was a judging appointment I will not forget in a hurry and I came away, not quite ready to join the ranks of the Great Dane owners, but very enthusiastic about your wonderful breed.

Special Puppy D/B (10,1)

  1. Cranfield; Zefathers Private Dancer

Most beautiful minor puppy girl with lovely head and eye. Built on very elegant lines with excellent neck and leg length which contribute to a lovely profile. Back quite short and strong and good length of rib cage. She still needs to spring and drop in rib but I think she should have a great future. Moving out easily and using her well angulated stifles to great advantage.

  1. MacKenzie; Akura Final Mission with Carsan

Much stockier built black boy with very strong bone and amazing substance and muscling for a puppy. His side gait covers ground impressively on the move. Tending to be a bit sloppier in front than the first placed here, but if he grows on like this, he is another to watch, I think

  1. Lipman; Lisvane Burlesque

 

Special Post Grad (10,5)

  1. Mansell Jones; Droolakiss Ezze Tiger

Brindle lad, light in colour and excellent in overall substance and muscle. Strong neck and well laid shoulder contribute to a typical profile. Strong back, muscular and short coupling and excellent croup. Moving out with great aplomb and using his rear well.

  1. Wood; Alsphuzazz Dolce Donum

Strongly built black with excellent front and good infill. Good overall profile and extremely sound on the move. Preferred the slightly more refined head of first dog who was a little less lippy

  1. Cranfield; Zefather’s Master Mind

 

Special Open (7, 2)

  1. Cranfield; Zefather’s Total Minded

Feminine and elegant, I loved this girl. Lovely outline with good neck, solid topline and good coupling and croup. Lovely head and tight eye. Excellent overall proportions and short coupling. Moving out with ease and soundly.

  1. Hurst & Armour; Ch Garsak Sir Fernando

Substantial and impressive male. In hard muscular condition all over, his first and second thigh development were exceptional. Moving out with ease and with good ground covering action. Lovely long head with lively expression. I preferred the slightly more refined bitch for the class winner

  1. Booth; Ch Kemanilo Total Magic

Must mention this other impressive male whose movement was exceptional. Just preferred the slightly squarer frames of the above two.

 

Judge; Hazel Fitzgibbon – 6th August 2013.

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