2017 Open Show Photos and Judges’ Critique

Best In Show & Best Dog – Deacon & Wilding’s – Kiromol Kindred Spirit

Reserve Best In Show & Reserve Best Dog – Catherall’s – Faahac Free N’Easy JW

Best Puppy In Show & Best Puppy Bitch – Henshall’s – Sanbona A’frican Soul Daaci At Suhuba (Imp)

Best Veteran In Show & Best Veteran Bitch – Pearce’s – Veldtkammer Moet Chandon

Best Bitch – Storey & Piehl’s – Kiromol Midsummer Spirit JW

Reserve Best Bitch – Sales & Harvey’s – Jaloumi Walking On Sunshine For Lionpride

Best Puppy Bitch – Henshall’s – Sanbona A’frican Soul Daaci At Suhuba (Imp)

Best Veteran Bitch – Pearce’s – Veldtkammer Moet Chandon

Best Dog  – Deacon & Wilding’s – Kiromol Kindred Spirit

Reserve Best Dog – Catherall’s – Faahac Free N’Easy JW

Best Veteran Dog – Piehl’s Ch Kiromol Kubwa Mno JW ShCM

 

Open Show Sunday 19th March 2017

Judge – Mrs Kate Lowson (Jengachenga)

 I would like to thank the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Committee for this kind invite to judge their open show, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I must comment the venue and ring size was excellent and it was an extremely well organised show with great atmosphere.  All exhibits had excellent temperament, all ridges and bites correct.  Delighted with all my principle winners:

Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog (No entries)

Class 2 Puppy Dog (2,2)

Class 3 Junior Dog (4,1)

1st Cannon’s Hespa Kir Royale to Abayomi, 16 month old red wheaten dog, breed standard height and profile, handsome head with gentle expression leading onto long strong neck, good angulation both front and rear creating even profile, good front assembly with correct shoulder placement, tight feet and strong topline, moved with drive and purpose, happy boy in the ring.

2nd House’s Diamonridge Distant Storm for Kemgordoni, 16 month old red wheaten dog, heavier set in substance and bone, good angulation creating even profile, strong masculine head on strong neck, good front assembly, excellent length of ribbing and loin, unsettled on the move but good connection with handler.

3rd Davis’ Hesslewell Heartthrob

 Class 4 Novice Dog (2,2)

Class 5 Graduate Dog (2,0)

1st Deacon & Wilding’s Kiromol Kindred Spirit, 21 month red wheaten dog, strong masculine head with proud expression leading onto a long strong neck, excellent proportions with excellent angulation both front and rear, strong bone and tight feet, excellent shoulder placement with pronounced sternum, excellent depth of chest, deep brisket and excellent length of ribbing and loin, good topline held even on the move, well let down hocks with strong second thigh, slightly unsettled at first but once settled moved effortlessly with drive and purpose.  This dog just kept my eye in this class and for the best dog challenge.  I believe he is an excellent representation of the breed, built fit for purpose.  I was delighted to award him Best Dog and Best in Show.  Wish him every success in the future.

2nd Barnard’s Neketona Red Marple, 5 year old wheaten boy, kind expression with correct ear set, short on muzzle, long strong neck leading onto good shoulder placement, adequate angulation, good length of ribbing and loin, correct tail set and good topline, happy on the move.

Class 6 Post Graduate Dog (2,0)

1st Deacon & Wilding’s Kiromol Kamanga, 3 year old light wheaten dog, upper end of height of breed standard, strong masculine head on strong neck, good angulation front and rear with correct shoulder placement, excellent length of ribbing and loin with strong topline, moved with drive.

2nd Grayson Wood’s Kifans Loki Byino with Isiqa, 2 year old red wheaten dog, fine head with pronounced stop and correct ear set, long strong neck leading onto strong and correct shoulder placement, good angulation front and rear, good length of ribbing and topline, moved well with handler.

Class 7 Limit Dog (5,2)

1st Catharell’s Faahac Free N’Easy JW, 2 year old liver nose dog of excellent pigmentation, handsome head with correct eye and ear carriage leading onto strong elegant neck, of breed standard height and excellent profile, excellent angulation front and rear, excellent front assembly with correct shoulder placement, deep brisket with excellent length of ribbing, good feet, strong topline held on the move, moves with effortless drive, happy in the ring, pushed hard for Best Dog.  Delighted to award him Reserve Best Dog, Reserve Best in Show and Best Liver Nose in Show.

2nd Murphy & Barnes’ Diamondridge De Niro JW, 20 month old red wheaten dog, good substance and bone, handsome masculine head with kind eye, strong neck and excellent shoulder placement, good angulations front and rear, good length of ribbing and good topline, moved with drive and purpose;

3rd Goodman’s Eilack Impi.

Class 8 Open Dog (9,3)

1st Pearce’s Msingi Tabula Rasa JW, 4 year old red wheaten dog, breed standard height, excellent proportion creating even profile of excellent angulation front and rear, masculine head with kind eye, good front assembly with correct shoulder placement and pronounced sternum, excellent depth of brisket and length of ribbing, strong topline held on the move, moved with drive and happy partnership with handler;

2nd Pyke’s Ch Rozelridge Who The Man ShCM, 6 year old red wheaten dog, excellent head with gentle expression leading onto long strong neck, excellent front assembly with correct shoulder placement and excellent depth of chest, excellent length of ribbing and loin with strong topline, excellent rear angulation resulting in even profile, happy boy with his handler,

3rd Murphy’s Amahle Mpho At Lusapho ShCM.

Class 9 Veteran Dog (4,1)

1st Piehl’s Ch Kiromol Kubwa Mno JW ShCM, 8 year old light wheaten dog, handsome masculine head with gentle expression, strong neck leading onto excellent lay of shoulder, pronounced sternum and deep brisket, good length of ribbing and strong topline, good angulation both front and rear creating an even profile, this dog defied age on the move, moved with drive and purpose at one with his handler, a happy boy in the ring, delighted to award him Best Veteran Dog;

2nd Mulligan’s Zougani Zuri ShCM, 7 year old red wheaten dog, stunning head of correct proportions and a cheeky eye, long strong neck, good front assembly with deep brisket, good angulation front and rear with good tight feet, excellent length of ribbing and length of loin, moved with drive with his handler;

3rd Hicks’ Ch Nuthouse Manhatton

 

Class 10 Minor Puppy Bitch (3,0)

1st Larkin’s Rubicon Red Do The Right Thing (Imp), 7 month old red wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head of correct proportions and sweet expression, elegant long neck, lovely lay of shoulder with excellent depth of chest and pronounced sternum, good tight feet, excellent angulation front and rear with excellent length of ribbing and loin, good topline and moved effortlessly, pushed hard for best puppy bitch, a very promising future;

2nd Zhao’s Bongani Jin, 8 month old red wheaten bitch, slim head with beautiful elegant neck, adequate angulation both front and rear, good tight feet, good length of ribbing with excellent topline held on the move, handled well;

3rd Sanders’ Kuwinda Midnight Jasmine

Class 11 Puppy Bitch (4,1)

1st Henshall’s Sanbona A’frican Soul Dacci at Suhuba (Imp), 11 month old red wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head with cheeky eye carried on elegant long neck, excellent angulation front and rear giving well proportioned profile, good depth of chest with deep brisket, excellent length of ribbing and loin carrying even topline, moved with drive and purpose, made handler work hard, a very promising future, delighted to award her Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show;

2nd Carlton’s Umhlandla Phaphathekileyo, 11 month old red wheaten bitch, feminine head of correct proportions, good lay of shoulder with good angulation front and rear, excellent length of ribbing and loin, correct topline and croup, slightly unsettled at first but once settled moved with drive, good connection with handler;

3rd Sanders’ Kuwinda Midnight Jasmine

Class 12 Junior Bitch (5,2)

1st Edwards & Aldous’ Mukumbura Star Appeal, 17 month old red wheaten bitch, pretty feminine head of correct proportions on elegant long neck, excellent angulation front and rear, correct lay of shoulder and tight feet, excellent length of ribbing and loin, strong correct topline and correct croup, won this class on her movement which was effortless and with purpose, well handled;

2nd Cunningham’s Walamadengie Milady Luck, 15 month old red wheaten, beautiful feminine head leading onto elegant long neck, excellent front assembly with correct lay of shoulder and pronounced sternum, excellent depth of brisket with good length of ribbing and loin, good strong topline, excellent angulation front and rear, lost this class on movement as she was very unsure of matting;

3rd Carlton’s Umhlandla Phaphathekileyo

Class 13 Novice Bitch (7,4)

1st Sales & Harvey’s Jaloumi Walkin on Sunshine For Lionpride, 18 month old red wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head with proud expression, lovely elegant neck, excellent front assembly with correct lay of shoulder, pronounced sternum and excellent depth of chest, deep brisket leading excellent length of ribbing and loin, excellent angulation front and rear presenting even profile, moved with power and drive, excellently handled, delighted to award this young bitch Reserve Best Bitch and wish her a very bright future;

2nd Warrener & O’Leary’s Orehamridge Moyo Alake, 21 month old red wheaten bitch, more mature and larger cast bitch, strong head and strong neck, excellent lay of shoulder with pronounced sternum, excellent length of ribbing and loin, initially unsettled on the move but once settled covered the ground well;

3rd Carlton’s Umhlandla Phaphathekileyo

Class 14 Graduate Bitch (3,3)

Class 15 Post Graduate Bitch (5,1)

1st Mulligan’s Jimanns Sadly Sober at Kondwani JW, 2 year old red wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head, well proportioned with beautiful front and rear angulation, excellent front assembly with good depth of brisket, length of ribbing and loin, strong topline, moved with reach and drive;

2nd Hicks’ Nuthouse Hot Stuff, 23 month old light wheaten bitch, very pretty elegant head of correct proportions, beautiful elegant neck, feminine and elegant in profile with good angulation, excellent length of ribbing and loin, strong straight topline with correct croup, moved well;

3rd Parrott’s Umhlandla Umpheki at Marondera

Class 16 Limit Bitch (5,1)

1st Mansfield & Kirby’s Shingwidsi Tshadi Rose, 2 year old wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head on elegant long neck, elegant profile of excellent angulation both front and back, excellent front assembly, excellent length of ribbing and loin, holds a strong straight topline in profile and on the move, covers the ground the with ease, a lovely bitch excellently handled

2nd Lawless’ Faahac Fancy Free, 2 year old red wheaten bitch, very pretty feminine head with a cheeky eye, long elegant neck with correct lay of shoulder, excellent length of ribbing and loin with strong topline, good angulation front and rear displaying well proportioned profile, excellent feet, moved effortlessly with elegance and drive;

3rd Pearce’s Msingi Hush Hush

Class 17 Open Bitch (8,2)

1st Storey & Piehl’s Ch Kiromol Midsummer Spirit JW, 20 month old wheaten bitch, beautiful elegant feminine head of correct proportions, a knowing eye, long elegant neck onto excellent lay of shoulder, excellent front assembly with pronounced sternum, excellent infill, good tight feet, excellent angulation both front and rear displaying a proportioned profile, good length of ribbing and strong topline, well let down hocks with strong second thigh, moved effortlessly with drive and purpose, excellently handled.  Delighted to award Best Bitch in Show;

2nd Pearce’s Msingi Your Da One JW, 4 year old beautiful red wheaten bitch of breed standard height, feminine head with bright eye, elegant strong neck, excellent lay of shoulder with pronounced sternum and excellent infill, deep brisket and excellent length of ribbing, strong topline, good angulation front and rear, powered round the ring with purpose and drive;

3rd Bates, McCarthy-Booth & McCarthy’s Ch Gunthwaite Born to Be Wicked at Jarhiba

Class 18 Veteran Bitch (9,2)

What a delight to judge such a quality and lovely class of contributors to the future of our breed….I loved all the entrants in this class, all the bitches were in top condition and a credit to their owners

1st Pearce’s Veldtkammer Moet Chandon, 9 and a half year old wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head with bright eye and happy expression, elegant long neck, excellent lay of shoulder, excellent front assembly with deep infill and brisket, lovely length of ribbing and loin, well let down hocks with excellent second thigh, this bitch defied age and powered round the ring enjoying every moment, a lovely connection with her handler.  Delighted to award her Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Show;

2nd Mansfield & Kirby’s Ch Shingwidsi Tshelete Silk; 7 years and 1 day old red wheaten bitch, beautiful feminine head, long elegant neck on strong and correct lay of shoulder, beautiful angulations front and back, excellent length of ribbing and loin with strong topline, beautiful in profile, she moved effortlessly with grace round the ring, again a lovely connection with her handler;

3rd Storey & Piehl’s Ch Kiromol Tallulah Belle JW