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Judge’s Critique - BIS/Referee

It was a pleasure to be asked to judge Best In Show, Best Puppy and Best Veteran at this Open Show. I would like to thank the judges Kerstin Selle (Dogs) and Marie Langsved (Bitches) for sending forward some lovely quality Beardies for me to judge.

BIS was the dog CH SENGALAS COURT JESTER Slate and White. Almost 4 years of age. Lovely Breed type and not exaggerated in any way. I found his construction and balance throughout was very correct. He was shown in good coat and in hard muscular condition. He did not put a foot wrong on the move, being positive in all directions. A very worthy BIS.

RBIS NATTERJACK DWARKA’S DREAM JW Very feminine slate and white bitch. 18 months of age. Super construction throughout. Excellent presentation. She moved like a dream. She was beaten by the maturity of the dog, but was a worthy RBIS.

BPIS was the bitch ALISTAIR’S XPATRIATE AT MALANDEX 11 months. Slate and white. Lovely head, eye and good pigment. She excels in shoulder placement and has balance of construction throughout, which shows in her lovely fluid movement. This young lady was well turned out and did not put a foot wrong in the challenge to take the top spot.

BV the dark slate and white dog CH BUMBLERIDGE’S NAUGHTY N NICE JW ShCM 9 ½ yrs of age. Lovely masculine boy, who pleases in type. Super head, good eye colour and pigment. His conformation and balance is correct and he has a sound positive movement. Shown in good coat and in hard condition.

Brenda White (Moonhill)


Judge’s Critique - Dogs

What a lovely day, I had the privilege to judge the dogs at the very special Diamond Jubilee Show. Thank you again to the committee for the invitation & the perfect organizing this special day for us all. A special thank also to my ring stewards for their great assistance for me. It was a great pleasure for me. I had a very good number of entries & would like to thank you very much to all who entered their dogs, because it made such a memorable day for me. I found different types of Beardies, also in size, which is not a fault in the breed to me, because I think it shows that we are still open for breeders who are looking for the perfect match to their bitches to breed on. I was very pleased with the overall quality. Nearly all Beardies I found a lovely deep chest & correct proportions. One point I would like to say, some dogs were a bit overweight, which spoilt them, especially in movement. It is not a fault from the dog & I know our Beardies love food & we love our Beardies, but not just for the show ring we have to be careful about. What I really liked, is the way how the dogs are groomed for the show, so very well groomed, but normal & natural in styling. I liked it very much together with a kindly handling make it look perfect to me.

Minor Puppy Dog (2:0 abs)

  • 1   Geliland Pure Azure
    Lovely strong puppy with deep chest & very good forechest, well angulated & sound movement, lovely eye colour, bite correct, happy & open character.
  • 2   Bonny & Clyde's This Boy for Gildenmede
    Already a big strong puppy, lovely type, very strong head, correct bite, not quite so balanced as 1 today, special on the topline he needs time to become level, but in all a very promising puppy.

Puppy Dog (7:1 abs)

  • 1   Kitesover Passchendale Boy
    Very balanced strong puppy, typical honest type, strong head, correct bite, good deep chest & very well angulated shoulder & rear, very sound movement, lovely open temperament & so well behaved for his age, very well handled, with joy I award him BPD.
  • 2   Jewel Of The Lord Des Bergers Des Mille Et Une Nuit
    Bit smaller than 1, also well angulated shoulder & rear, deep chest with strong forechest, sound movement & also lovely open temperament.
  • 3   Davankirk Bromley Main
    Also very balanced puppy, sound & well angulated front & rear, needs a bit more time to develop.

Junior Dog (4:1 abs)

  • 1   Caldermist Kiss In The Dark
    Excellent proportions, dark slate coat, which makes him look very attractive, correct bite, very good topline, very well angulated shoulder & rear, deep chest with very good forechest, strong head, correct bite, very sound on the move effortless with long strides, I think he’ll have a great future.
  • 2   Invercoyle Caperdonich at Barkenbear
    Taller than 1, changing his coat, which is coming through with very good quality, very lovely type with good size & correct proportions, strong head with flat skull, correct bite, well angulated & balanced, therefore steady when moving.
  • 3   Proamore Wondrous Theodore
    Not so strong as 1 & 2, but nicely made & well angulated, needs a bit more time to develop & settle down when showing.

Yearling Dog (13:1 abs)

  • 1   Nellbrook It's A Mystery at Whizzbomb
    Young dog who has everything he needs for his age, good bones & muscles, so well in proportions, strong & balanced altogether, strong head, deep chest & very good forechest, very well angulated shoulder & rear, which shows an effortless typical movement, very happy in temperament.
  • 2   Clovabrae Midnight Sun
    Not so tall as 1, another very lovely honest type, deep chest with excellent forechest, lovely long dog which comes from the ribcage, very well angulated shoulders & rear, very sound & steady on the move.
  • 3   Indigo De Chester
    Another very well made dog all through, lovely head, deep chest & good forechest, well angulated therefore a sound movement.

Novice Dog (5:0 abs)

  • 1   Caldermist Kiss In The Dark
  • 2   Jewel Of The Lord Des Bergers Des Mille Et Une Nuit
  • 3   Ceilmear's Royal Marine
    Very honest typical young dog in proportions & size, the head could be a bit stronger & more flat, this will come with maturity, very well angulated, lovely long rib cage, steady & sound movement, nice temperament.

Graduate Dog (5:1 abs)

  • 1   Nellbrook It's A Mystery at Whizzbomb
  • 2   Malandex Xceptional Love at Anfranjo
    Correct proportions, very nice head with flat skull, excellent topline, correct length of chest, very well angulated & sound movement.
  • 3   Just Brilliant for Roxilyn Smartness
    Very strong dog who is a bit too fat today & this affected his outline & movement, excellent head with flat skull, lovely balance & well angulated.

Postgraduate Dog (8:2 abs)

  • 1   Ribbondale Smart Guy
    Ribbondale Smart Guy, strong bones & muscles, lovely length comes from the ribcage, very well angulated, strong head with flat skull, deep chest with good forechest, sound & typical steady on the move.
  • 2   Malandex Xceptional Love at Anfranjo
  • 3   Westbere Wolfgang
    Lovely brown dog of good size, very well build, lovely long ribcage, strong head, sound movement comes from correct angles shoulder & rear.

Limit Dog (11:1 abs)

  • 1   Brenriga Wrapped In Gold for Zoesta
    Very lovely dog with excellent proportions, lovely head with very kind expression, flat skull, deep chest, very well angulated & balanced, therefore a typical effortless & sound movement, so pleased to award him RBD today.
  • 2   Alistair's Ready Made for Malarkey
    Sadly met 1 today, not so tall at all as he, but so very well in proportions also, also so very well angulated which shows an excellent movement too, lovely head & expression.
  • 3   Ramsgrove Gandalf
    Another absolutely lovely dog with excellent proportions, lovely topline, deep chest, strong head, very well angulated & therefore a typical sound movement.

Open Dog (7:1 abs)

  • 1   Ch Sengalas Court Jester
    There is everything I liked on this dog, size & proportions are perfect to me, honest without any exaggeration, strong topline, excellent strong head with flat broad skull, lovely expression, very deep & lovely long ribcage, excellent forechest, very well angulated shoulders & rear which shows such an effortless & typical movement, with joy I award him BD & was very happy he gained BIS at the end of the day.
  • 2   Tonsarne Music Maker
    Lovely elegant type, good size, excellent neck & topline, strong head flat skull, deep chest, very well angulated shoulders & rear, effortless movement with long strides.
  • 3   Karmeliann Stargazer
    Strong & lovely made in proportions, good topline, deep chest, strong head, not quite so balanced when moving as 1 & 2.

Bred By Exhibitor Dog (9:2 abs)

  • 1   Ribbondale Smart Guy
  • 2   Barbudo Back On Track
    Very strong & lovely long dog with correct proportions, slightly overweight today, lovely strong head, deep long chest, very well angulated & effortless on the move.
  • 3   Kitesover Passchendale Boy

Not Bred By Exhibitor Dog (9:2 abs)

  • 1   Nellbrook It's A Mystery at Whizzbomb
  • 2   Invercoyle Caperdonich at Barkenbear
  • 3   Westbere Wolfgang

Veteran Dog (13:6 abs)

  • 1   Ch Bumbleridge's Naughty 'N' Nice JW ShCM
    Lovely very strong dog, still in excellent condition, correct proportions, broad flat skull, very deep chest, lovely neck & strong level topline, very well angulated, strong bones nevertheless an absolutely effortless & typical movement which hold the topline & it seems he can still move the whole day, later he becomes BVIS. Well deserved
  • 2   Ch Malandex Xactly Right for Kemelstowe
    An excellent dog in size & proportions, lovely head with kind expression, lovely deep strong chest, excellent angulated shoulder & rear, not quite so strong more in pastern, but still lovely sound movement.
  • 3   Firstprizebears Enfield
    Another excellent made dog, correct proportions, lovely head & expression, still very good topline, good chest, on the move not quite as balanced & level in topline, with much drive from the rear.

Special Working Dog (2:1 abs)

  • 1   Ch Bumbleridge's Naughty 'N' Nice JW ShCM

Special Champion Dog (9:3 abs)

  • 1   Ch Bargemon Baryshnikov at Barkenbear
    Excellent strong dog, strong head, deep chest, lovely length comes from the ribcage, very well angulated shoulder & rear therefore so effortless & sound on the move, for me the best mover in his class.
  • 2   Ch Kiandra Kashmir
    Head not quite so strong as 1, excellent proportions & also excellent angulated shoulder & rear shows an steady effortless movement, deep chest & level topline.
  • 3   Ch Sammara Over The Moon
    Very strong dog, excellent head, correct proportions, deep chest, very well angulated, moved with long strides, carried his tail up when moving what spoilt the outline a bit, lovely happy temperament.

Kerstin Selle (Philemon)


Judge’s Critique - Bitches

Thank you for giving me the honour to judge these beautiful bitches at your Diamond Jubilee Open Show. A special thank you to my two efficient ring stewards Alan and Jane. I was pleased to have so many entries and I have to say that you have so many wonderful bitches. Some classes were very hard to judge, veteran bitches for example, so many fantastic bitches in excellent condition in spite of their age. Most of my bitches were very well kept, in excellent coat, super condition and very well presented. I was happy with my winners, all with lovely balance and topline. Best puppy should have a promising future, the same applies to my junior winner and of course, my best bitch, my winner from Yearling, a bitch with a great attitude and beautifully balanced with excellent movement. Reserve best bitch, from open, a fantastic bitch to go over, with lovely top line and movement. Thank you all for coming and showing your nice bitches under me, it was an honour.

Minor Puppy Bitch (3:1 abs)

  • 1   Bargemon Tosca
    Good head and expression, good body with good bone, enough fore chest, moves well, very nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Heleview Harmony
    Feminine bitch with good head and expression, lovely outline standing, good bone, a bit weak underjaw. Unfortunately did not want to move today, nice temperament.

Puppy Bitch (8:0 abs)

  • 1   Alistair's Xpatriate At Malandex (Imp SWE)
    Lovely head and expression, very good body and bone with lovely outline, excellent mover, very promising, nice temperament. A cracking puppy, well presented.
  • 2   Moonfellow Feel Free With Kiltondale (Imp DEU)
    Very good head and expression, would like darker eyes, very good body with good bone, lovely outline, very good movement, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 3   Thingamebob Shes The One
    Good head and expression, good body with a lovely outline, needs more forechest, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.

Junior Bitch (6:1 abs)

  • 1   Sammara Little Black Dress
    Very beautiful head and expression, lovely body and very good bone, excellent outline, moves very well, very promising, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Kiltondale Spring Breeze
    Good head and expression, good body with good bones, lovely outline, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 3   Potterdale Fairy Dust Of Atherleigh
    Good head and expression, good body with good angulation front and rear, moves well, nice temperament.

Yearling Bitch (10:1 abs)

  • 1   Natterjack Dwarka's Dream JW
    Wonderful head with lovely expression, lovely outline, very well built bitch with great attitude, lovely movement, very promising, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Pipadene Vusa Amakhosi JW
    Good head and expression, good body with good bones, lovely outline, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 3   Pipadene Visionary Spirit For Pepperjay
    Good head and expression, good body with enough neck, good bone, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.

Novice Bitch (3:0 abs)

  • 1   Moonfellow Feel Free With Kiltondale (Imp DEU)
  • 2   Wightbeards Isle Delight
    Good head and expression, good neck and topline. Good body with enough forechest, nice movement, nice temperament.
  • 3   Subessen Blaze Of Fire
    Feminine bitch with good head and expression, good body, good bone, nice temperament, moves well.

Graduate Bitch (5:2 abs)

  • 1   Braemoor's Angel Delight With Richeath (Imp NLD)
    Very good head and expression, good forechest, good body, good bone, moves very well, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Westbere Whispering Angel
    Good head and expression, good body and bone, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 3   Orora's Superbe For Kelligrews
    Good head and expression, good body but would prefer more length in body, good bone, nice movement.

Postgraduate Bitch (8:1 abs)

  • 1   Sengalas Indiana Eclipse For Emazenridge JW
    Excellent head and expression, beautiful neck and lovely topline, very well built, very good movement, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Moppetswood Moon Madness
    Very good head and expression, pigment a bit pale, well built with good bone, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 3   Roseollie Really Delicious
    Very good head and expression, lovely dark eyes, good body, well balanced, good movement, well presented.

Limit Bitch (13:1 abs)

  • 1   Pretty Bear Real Special Lady for Kemelstowe (Imp DEU)
    Very good head and expression, very good body and bone with a lovely outline, nice temperament, well presented, in excellent condition, moves well.
  • 2   Greenybabes Princess Evie Avec Adjucet ShCM
    Very good head and expression, good body with a lovely outline, nice temperament, well presented in excellent condition, moves well.
  • 3   Damalek Designer Chimes JW
    Good head and expression, good body with good bone, moves nice back and forward, nice temperament, well presented.

Open Bitch (10:2 abs)

  • 1   Potterdale Seagulls Ringside Rumour (Imp NLD)
    Lovely bitch with excellent outline, very good body, very good bone, excellent fore chest, excellent movement, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Bendale Sweet Georgia Brown
    Very good head and expression, well bodied with very good fore chest, lovely outline, moves very well, well presented.
  • 3   Bumbleridge's Lacey Locket JW
    Very good head and expression, good body with good bone, good movement, nice temperament, well presented.

Bred By Exhibitor Bitch (13:2 abs)

  • 1   Moppetswood Moon Madness
  • 2   Thingamebob Shes The One
  • 3   Talibee Tender Touch
    12 years old bitch in excellent condition, good head and expression, very good body, Lovely type, moves well.

Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch (7:1 abs)

  • 1   Pipadene Visionary Spirit For Pepperjay
  • 2   Kiltondale Liadhich With Quothquan
    Very good head and expression, good body and bone with lovely outline, nice temperament, moves well.
  • 3   Brookles The Gift You Are Of Gwalltafwyn ShCM
    Good head and expression, good body but would prefer more neck, well balanced, moves well, nice temperament.

Special Beginner's Bitch (1:0 abs)

  • 1   Kitesover Fleur Of Arras
    Very good head and expression, good body with enough bone, beautiful outline, nice temperament, nice movement, well presented.

Veteran Bitch (15:5 abs)

  • 1   Ch Claudalla Jenny Wren JW ShCM
    Very good head and expression, very good body and bone, lovely outline, in excellent condition, moves well, nice temperament, well presented.
  • 2   Ch Nellbrook Mystification JW
    Very good head and expression, good body and bone, in excellent condition, lovely outline, moves well, well presented.
  • 3   Bendale Love Me Too JW
    Lovely head and expression, very good body with good bone, excellent condition, lovely outline, moves well, well presented.

Special Champion Bitch (9:3 abs)

  • 1   Ch Victory Wind's Ghost Whisperer For Snowmead (Imp FRA) JW
    Beautiful champion bitch with excellent head and expression, beautifully balanced with excellent topline and movement, well presented.
  • 2   Ch Sengalas Breaking Dawn For Clovabrae JW
    Lovely champion bitch with beautiful expression, well balanced with excellent topline and lovely movement, well presented.
  • 3   Ch Nellbrook Imagination JW ShCM
    Wonderful champion bitch with lovely expression, well balanced with excellent top line and movement, well presented.

Marie Langsved (Heather Mist)

Judge’s Report - Junior Handling

Class A: 6-11 years (3 entries)

The three young handlers all showed their Beardies very well and had a good rapport with their exhibits. I asked each of them in turn, to move their exhibit across the ring and back and then to do a circle of the ring in the opposite direction than is the normal when showing – which means moving to the other side of the dog. My placings were decided by which young handler best managed to achieve handling their dog on the opposite side and hence not obstructing my view of their exhibit whilst it was moving.

  • 1   Ellie Fear - age 8
  • 2   Rose Gray - age 9
  • 3   Isobel Khawaja - age 8

Class B: 12-16 years (2 entries)

Both handlers made a very good job of showing their exhibits. They stood their dogs well, ensuring all feet were in the correct position and they did not obscure my vision of their dog at any time. I asked them to show me their dogs’ teeth, rather than me checking the bite myself. When moving their Beardies, they were requested to make a “T” shape. Both exhibitors managed to achieve my requests. My deciding factor on placings was that Connor gave me the clearest view of his dogs’ mouth and was slightly cleaner with the “T” shape. However it was a close run decision and Holly also did a very good job.

  • 1   Connor Bartlett - age 13
  • 2   Holly Fear - age 12

Best Junior Handler in show was Connor Bartlett - congratulations.

Thanks to all those who entered under me.

Brenda White (Judge)