Open Show 907

Sunday 23rd September 2007 at Baginton Village Hall & Grounds Coventry

I would like to thank the Committee of the Mastiff Association for the privilege of judging this event. Also to my very capable ring stewards and show manager who kept the event moving smoothly. And on a personal note, to all the committee and helpers behind the scenes  who I know worked so hard to make it an enjoyable day for us all.  Most of all, to the exhibitors for not only entering but for their sportsmanlike behaviour which, all in all, made for a most memorable and enjoyable experience.

I was impressed at the overall quality both in type and soundness of the Mastiffs present.  In the twenty years since I became involved in this breed, it is encouraging to see improvements in both these areas. I was looking for both and was delighted to find what I was looking for, not only in my principle winners but in most exhibits generally.  Some faults apparent were short tails, too much cheek, and some were carrying too much weight that ultimately spoils the overall balance of the dog and detracts from the overall picture. Temperaments were on the whole very good.

 

Class 1   Veteran Dog or Bitch.  [3;  2 Abs]
1st White’s JENGREN BABYCHAM

Large brindle boy, just short of ten years of age. Typical head, with good bite.  Massive bone, with lovely angulation fore and aft.  Large well dropped down chest with ample width. Deep rib cage and moved well. Very impressive for his age, and a credit to his owner. 

 

 

 

 

Class 2   Minor Puppy Dog. [2;  1 Abs].
1st   Tunnicliffes’ CWMTYSSWG AUGUSTUS

Just turned six months, this fawn boy stood alone.  Good dark eye, with good expression.  Nice overall confirmation, incorporating  a level topline and lovely tight feet enabling him to move well for one so young. 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 3   Minor Puppy Bitch [3;  0 abs]
1st   D. Blaxter’s NAMOUS NOTHING SO ADORABLE

Six month old quality brindle baby, full of promise.  Excellent head development, with correct stop and eye, and lovely expression.  Desirable length coupled with correct angulation both fore and aft. Level topline.  Moved well for one so young. One to watch. Best puppy bitch.

2nd   Williams’ ALONZOBAR MIDNIGHT DIAMOND

Six month old fawn baby. Lovely pigmentation with the correct stop. Nice deep chest with good rear angulation. Good length of back. Nice tight feet. Moved well. 

 

 

Class 4   Puppy Dog [3;  1 Abs]
1st   Haughtons’ BASSMAS HORACE RUMPOLE

Ten and a half month old brindle . So much to like about this boy. Excellent head and stop for his age. Correct bite.  Lovely expression and correct eye. Level topline and correct height to length ratio. Well muscled thigh’s. Both head and body development mature for one so young. Pleasing outline overall.  Moved well. Best Puppy in Show.

2nd   D. Baxter’s DIALSQUARE DRAGON SLAYER FOR NOBLEHEART

Eight and a half month old fawn.   He is going through that arkward gangly stage at the present, which goes hand in hand with his large frame for one so young.  Nice feet, although they tend to turn out at present, but this should improve with maturity. Needs to settle. Movement okay. 

 

Class 5   Puppy Bitch [4;   1 Abs]
1st   McCulloch & Williams’  DAMACO DUCHESS

Ten and a half month old brindle.  Very mature in body for her age.  Promising head and stop, with the desired breadth of muzzle although I would prefer a smaller eye. Good topline, with massive thighs and lovely tight feet supporting strong bone with good rear angulation. Chest deep with good width. 

2nd    Harris & Eaton’s CYBERUS SHANA 

Ten month old apricot.  Head still coming, but with correct ears. Good length of back with nice tight feet. Would prefer more bone, but has time. Moved well.

 

 

Class 6   Junior Dog [5;  1 Abs]
1st   Proudfoots’ SALFORDA SABLE

Thirteen month old brindle.   Lovely head and expression, with desired eye and good dentition.  Excellent stop giving a pleasing outline  with the promise of so much more to come. Large frame with good front and rear with well muscled second thighs. Huge bone. Shown in lovely condition.  Will watch his progress with interest.

2nd   Harris & Eaton’s CYBERUS THE BUCCANEER

Seventeen month old brindle.  Large masculine head with excellent stop in profile. Good width and depth of chest. Well off for bone. Would prefer a little more length, and stronger pasterns, but overall a nice outline. Happy disposition.

 

 

Class 7   Yearling Dog [5;  1 Abs]
1st   Edwards'  BRAVENDER JIMMY THE JUST

Twenty two month old apricot. Pleasing head incorporating correct ear set and eye.  Large frame all around with impressive well let down chest.  Huge bone coupled with correct tight feet.  Level topline. A little straight in rear, but overall a very nice dog.

2nd  D. Baxter’s LABARYTH BOY MACKENZIE

Twenty month old fawn.  Nice head and another with correct ear set and eye. Large frame and width of body. Like the first place winner this boy also had large bone and correct tight feet, but was a little straight in rear. Good topline.

 

Class 8   Novice Dog [4;  0 Abs). 
Same entrants as from Class  7.
1st    Edwards' BRAVENDER JIMMY THE JUST.
2nd    D. Baxter’s LABARYTH BOY MACKENZIE 

 

Class 9   Post Graduate Dog [ 6;  1 Abs]
1st   Tunnicliffes’ KING OF KOOL

30 month old Apricot.  Tall boy with good head and stop giving a clean outline. Correct eye and expression. Good front, and topline.  Moved well. Would have preferred larger bone to balance alongside his frame.  .

2nd   Cookes’ CYBERUS THE OUTLAW.

Twenty- eight month old brindle.  Large frame with impressive outline. Nice head which needs to develop fully to reach full potential. Good well defined stop. Good length and depth of body carrying enough weight for frame. Excellent bone and desirable tight feet, although would prefer the pasterns to be stronger.  Moved well.

 

 

Class 10   Limit Dog [7 -2Abs]
1st    Taylors' CHEVELU GODRIC GRYFFINDOR AT TRESYLYAN

Two year old fawn.  Impressive, powerful and athletic male who depicts both type and soundness shown in excellent condition.   Lovely clear coat with contrasting deep pigment giving a striking appearance.  A large head, with correct stop and width between the eyes, with desired breadth of muzzle. Ears set wide apart with skull flat and enough wrinkle.  Chest broad and deep. Rib cage wide, carrying just enough weight. Excellent bone, and his massive thighs allowed him to move with drive. Good topline. Wonderful temperament .  Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex.

Class 11   Open Dog  [5;   1 withdrawn]
1st   Andrews’ CYBERUS THE SENTINAL

Twenty six month old brindle. Handsome boy of medium size.  Excellent head.  Desired flat skull and stop.  Correct eye shape, although a little light.  Attractive pigment. Strong bone. Would prefer tighter feet and a little straight in rear but overall a lovely boy. Moved well.  He is the sire of both my puppy dog and minor bitch winners and they share his head qualities.  Reserve Best Dog.

2nd   Williams’ ORKADIS ABERDEEN ANGUS.

Four year old apricot.  Lovely boy with a very attractive overall outline. Typical head and expression of good proportions. Strong bone supported by correct feet. Level topline, and muscular deep body and excellent thighs. Just preferred the movement of 1. 

 

 

Class 12   Junior bitch  (3;   0 Abs]
1st   Drury’s DAWN PRINCESS

Fifteen month old fawn .  An elegant  look to this girl.  Excellent pigment, with correct flat skull and ear set.  Tall with excellent length of back.  Strong muscular body. Wide front and correct tight feet.  Moved easily and with drive.

2nd   Beechs’ TEMPLARS LADY ABIGAIL

Twenty month old fawn.  A very pretty girl with good pigment. Nice clear coat. Tight feet. Very happy disposition and obviously enjoying herself. Moved very well.

Twelve month old apricot.  Another promising bitch. Although her head is mature, her body is more so, and at present the two are not yet balanced. Excellent pigment, flat skull and correct ear set. Nice dark eye of correct shape. Broad flat muzzle.  Massive rib cage and body overall with good length. Her bone could be heavier to complete the picture, but this may come yet.  Correct tight feet.  Moved well.

 

 

Class 13   Yearling Bitch [2; 0 Abs)
1st   Bromleys’ FARNABY SUMMER SOLSTICE AT SPIRITHILL

Fifteen month old fawn .  An elegant  look to this girl.  Excellent pigment, with correct flat skull and ear set.  Tall with excellent length of back.  Strong muscular body. Wide front and correct tight feet.  Moved easily and with drive.

2nd   Beechs’ TEMPLARS LADY ABIGAIL

Twenty month old fawn.  A very pretty girl with good pigment. Nice clear coat. Tight feet. Very happy disposition and obviously enjoying herself. Moved very well. 

 

 

Class 14 Novice Bitch [3; 0 Abs]
1st   Haines’ BREDWADINE CAERWYN

Eighteen month old apricot.  Excellent pigment and good stop when alert.  Eyes showing a little haw. Nice feet.  Good length of body, and happy disposition.

2nd  Miller & Miles’  CYBERUS SAPPHIRINE OF BRINDAREE

Two year old brindle.   Flat skull with nice ear set.  Tall with large frame incorporating a massive rib cage.  Correct tight feet. Moved well.

 

 

Class 15   Post Graduate Bitch [6;  3 Abs] 
1st   McCulloch & Williams’  DAMACO DENBAR

Two year old fawn.   Substantial bitch of excellent type.  Gorgeous head, with correct flat skull and ear set.  Her eyes small, dark and wide set. Muzzle of correct proportions with the desired breadth that is essential to complete the balance. Good pigmentation.  Her body deep with a wide rib cage. Chest broad and well let down. Massive thighs complete the picture to give the overall balanced effect. Heavy bone in proportion supported by good feet with correct nails.  Her movement flowed. I had no hesitation in awarding her Best in Show.

2nd   Aldermans’ MARTHA MY MUMMY’S GIRL

Twenty six month old fawn.  Large bitch with a lovely head with correct dark eye. Excellent pigmentation and stop.  Massive deep body and thighs. Lovely length of back.  Moved well.

 

Class 16 Limit Bitch [2;  0 Abs]
1st   C. Smith's  FRIENDLY FIRE OF DOBUNNI

Four year old brindle.  Feminine head with good stop and correct dark eye. Tall frame with lovely length of back.  Good tight feet with lovely angulation fore and aft. Moved well. 

2nd   Andrews'  JUMAS JOY AT CYBERUS

Four year old brindle.  Excellent pigmentation. Tall with long massive body carrying to much weight which spoils overall outline. Strong muscular neck, and thighs. Correct tight feet.  Moved well.

 

 

Class 17 Open Bitch [6;  2 Abs]
1st   Andrews'  CH. CYBERUS CARNELIAN

Two year old brindle. Attractive bitch on massive frame. Impressive head, which has yet to reach full potential. Good stop and correct eye. Excellent mask. Strong neck and shoulder placement.  Great width and depth of chest.  Long body length which is in proportion to her height.  Correct feet. Moved well.  Reserve best bitch and reserve Best in show. 

2nd   S. Hill’s  CH. HUGGEDOGGE GUNILLA OF SOBRIETY JW

Four year old fawn.  Good head with nice expression and breadth of muzzle.  Strong muscular body on impressive frame.  Huge bone supported by correct feet. In super fit condition. Pushed one hard.

 

 

Class 18  Special Beginners

 

1st   Edwards BRAVENDER JIMMY THE JUST.
This boy was my yearling dog winner.

 

Class 19 Special Open Fawn[ including Apricot] Dog or Bitch
1st   Drury’s DAWN PRINCESS.

This bitch was my junior bitch winner.

 

Class 20 Special Open Brindle Dog or Bitch
1st   Harrison & Eaton’s CYBERUS THE BUCANEER 

This boy was 2nd in Junior Dog. 

 

Class 21 Brace
1st   Mrs J. Drury
Class 22 Team – [no entries]

 

Class 23 Progeny
1st  Andrews’ SAPHIRE OF STRATHKINNESS VIA CYBERUS
Elaine Knight
Judge 

                 

 

 

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Class 9   Post Graduate Dog [ 6;  1 Abs]
1st   Tunnicliffes’ KING OF KOOL

30 month old Apricot.  Tall boy with good head and stop giving a clean outline. Correct eye and expression. Good front, and topline.  Moved well. Would have preferred larger bone to balance alongside his frame.  .

2nd   Cookes’ CYBERUS THE OUTLAW.

Twenty- eight month old brindle.  Large frame with impressive outline. Nice head which needs to develop fully to reach full potential. Good well defined stop. Good 

 

length and depth of body carrying enough weight for frame. Excellent bone and desirable tight feet, although would prefer the pasterns to be stronger.  Moved well.

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