2013 Championship Show
Sunday 04th August 2013
Venue: The Holiday Inn, Crick, Rugby, Northants, NN6 7XR
Bitches: Mrs Teija Salmi-Aalto (Edendanes) (Finland)
Dogs: Mrs Judith Greig (Turlum)
Referee: Mrs Marion Hipkin
Special Awards Event: Mrs Hazel Fitzgibbon
Mrs MRS JUDITH GREIG BITCHES
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)
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
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
CLASS 33: BRACE (3) Absent (1)
1st MRS D.WALKER
2nd MRS S.LIPMAN
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
- 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.
- 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
- Lipman; Lisvane Burlesque
Special Post Grad (10,5)
- 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.
- 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
- Cranfield; Zefather’s Master Mind
Special Open (7, 2)
- 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.
- 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
- 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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