Critique Dalmatians
Judge: Simon Hipkiss (Boutonneux Dalmatians)

A great day out with some excellent examples of the breed. It was lovely to see the support around the ring with exhibitors giving guidance and support to newer members. Lovely atmosphere and some great sportsmanship. A big thank you to everyone who entered and to EDCS for the invite to judge.

Class 185 Puppy Dog Bitch
No Entries

Class 186 Yearling Dog/Bitch (2)

1. Carrick and Carrick’s Tessmene Sweet Violet. (Reserve Best of Breed)
Pretty feminine bitch with good overall confirmation and balance. Strong movement, covering the ground well. Well constructed quarters with good top line and tail set. Feminine head with nice reach of neck. Nicely decorated. A lovely little bitch.

2. Thorne’s Spotiray Billy Elliot of Castletop.
Well balanced male with sound movement. Happy and outgoing maintaining a level top line on the move. Well constructed with a masculine head and good reach of neck. Correct angulation. Strides out nicely although a little excitable. A close second.

Class 187 Postgraduate Dog/Bitch (6,3)

1. Steventon’s Missus Tuppeny.
Happy friendly girl on her first outing. Feminine and pretty with sound, balanced construction. Covered the ground easily. Nice top line on the move, nice head and good length of neck. Correct tail set with strong hindquarters making for sound drive and movement. Movement a little erratic at times but confidence (of handler and dog) should improve this.

2. Blissett’s Princess Eve Per Makuli of Kystuno.
Pretty bitch with sweet face and good length of neck. Nice front and good reach of forearm. Good top line and tail set leading down to nice hindquarters. Moved well.

3. Finch and Bonner’s Sophspot Hocus Pocus at Dalticino.

Class 188 Open Dog/Bitch (3,1)

1. Healey’s Doshaburi the Cloud Dragon at Hebemor JW. (Best of Breed)
Handsome masculine young Liver dog that stood out in the ring. Masculine head, bright eye with good ear set. Good length of neck down to correct angulation and capacious chest with well sprung ribs. Held a lovely top line on the move with great reach and drive. Covered the ground easily. A great mover. Exhibited and handled well. A pleasure to go over.

2. Pace’s Big Addo.
Outgoing lightly spotted liver boy. Nice head and neck with good feet and well boned. Moves fairly well with good overall balance. Top line held on the move. Would have liked better tail set. Shown in good condition.