14th June 2002

Mrs Doreen Pugh (Rocellio UK)

 

It was a privilege and indeed a great pleasure to Judge at this delightful and well organised event. It had been an ambition of mine since I attended the event as a spectator ten years ago. Having now completed the exercise I can say without hesitation that I thoroughly enjoyed doing it and I will long remember the occasion.

I sincerely thank the Officers and Committee Members for inviting me to officiate, the kindness that was shown to me before, during and after the show was very much appreciated. My thanks extends to my two ring stewards who carried out their duties most efficiently. To Dawn and Geoff Lane who chauffeured us from and to the airport, accommodated us in their home throughout our three weeks stay and took time out to show us a number of beautiful places.  Finally, my thanks to you the owners/exhibitors for allowing me to examine your dogs.

The venue at Durack is first class, it provides every facility for Officials and exhibitors. The weather was extremely warm (for me that is!) and I was pleased the Show was extended over two days.

It was with a little apprehension that I approached the ring, it is a responsibility to Judge at any Show, but Judging outside of your own Country always makes me feel just a little more so. In general I found the overall quality of the exhibits to be very good and I was more than pleased with my final line up of dogs and bitches.

~DOGS~

CLASS 1      BABY PUPPY 4-6 months (15)

Having not Judged classes of puppies of this age before, I could do no more than base my decisions on the balance between potential and maturity.  With so much developing yet to take place the ones selected on the day may not always finish the best.

1     T & R Zarb’s TORAZAR REGAL O ROUKE

Brindle that is most promising having a well proportioned head shape with nice round well positioned eyes and good ear carriage. Body of good length. Mouth gives every indication of developing correctly. Moved quite freely and presented well.

2     C Ireland’s MAVRIK TIN MAN

Red Pied. Developing quite nicely, ideal in body length with good angulated hindquarters. Kept a good top line with a correct tail set and carriage. Moved as puppies do, presented in nice condition.

3     K Marshall’s BAJED SWARTZ BUSHVELTJOG

Dark Brindle with a good head shape and all the credentials to develop into a nice dog.  Handled well.

4     J & N Dawe’s BAJED WILLIAM TELL

Dark Brindle everything going for him, lost out a little on his top line but at this age I wouldn’t be concerned.  Well handled.

    

CLASS 2      MINOR PUPPY DOG (8)

1     R & R Price’s KNIGHTLORD QUESTOV VALOR

Red.  Nice in outline and size. Head well proportioned but needs to strengthen. Correct bite looks to be fairly assured. Nice expression enhanced by dark round eyes and well placed ears. Good pigmentation. Moved freely maintaining a good top line. Has a good rapport with his handler.

2     R A & T B Doherty’s SLICKAZ WARLORD

Dark Brindle. Strongly built all round. Well angulated moved well. Size may be his handicap. Presented in nice condition.

3     M Bootle’s WARREE MANNISH BOY

Brindle.  Top size youngster, well proportioned head and body. I think he will be better appreciated when he gets in the more matured classes.  Handles very well.

    

CLASS 3      PUPPY DOG (5)

1     B Weber’s TOTALSTAFF THUNDERSTONE

M/Brindle. Good head shape with dark round well placed eyes. Correct bite and cheek muscles developing well. Good straight front well boned legs. Very good in the body being short coupled with a defined waist line.  Showed confidently for one so young.  Ears tend to spoil his outline but a lot to like about him.  Handles very well.

2     S & L Terry’s MOBLAND THE CRUSADER

Dark Brindle. Balanced out quite well but not having the strength and shape of head of number one, he is also longer cast which does not present as good an outline. Moved well covering the ground with ease.

3     D & K Anderson’s STANDFAST BANSAW BUDDY

Red Pied. Has all the attributes to develop into a nice dog but as with the second, not the overall qualities as the first. With time and patience he could have a promising future.

   

CLASS 4      JUNIOR DOG (12)

1     G & S Winn’s PITFORD TUROK WARRIOR

M/Brindle.  Lovely head shape, deep stop. Correct dentition. Straight front developing nicely in the brisket. Shoulders well angulated, short in the body with a lovely rib cage. Short coupled to hindquarters that are developing well.  Moved soundly with a good positive action. A lot to like about this dog.

2     L Wylie’s SHATILUKA BUNDY BEAR

Red. A lovely prospect well forward in development with good over and underlines. Correct bite with good size teeth. Body of good length with a defined waist line. Hindquarters are developing nicely with a good bend of stifle and well let down in the hocks. Covered the ground with ease. One of the fittest dogs on show. Just lost out to number one on strength of head.

3     W Bisman’s TRANSTAFF ROYAL GUARDIAN

Red. Top sized with strength in all quarters. Will feature in more matured classes. Moved well and freely although looking a little steep in the shoulders when standing. Presented and handled very well.

4     M H & J Sing’s CHERABAH CHAOS STRIKES

Dark Brindle. Good head nicely proportioned. Clean bite with cheek muscles developing well. Good angulation fore and aft. Moved with drive.

Four young dogs that I feel sure will have a good future.

  

CLASS 5      INTERMEDIATE DOG (13)

1     J & N Dawe’s BAJED EYE OPENER

Dark Brindle. Good depth and length of muzzle. Well balanced in the body, strong and sound over quarters. This dog appealed to me in many respects. Works well with his handler. Presented in first class condition. BEST INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW.

2     A J Waterton’s ULURUSTAFF DREAMTIME

Red. Good prospect nicely balanced. Not the head in shape or size of number one. Good clean bite, straight front although I would like to see a little more width to his chest. Body of good length with a lovely rib cage, good angulated hindquarters which provided a good action on the move.  Presented in nice condition and very well handled.

3     N & L Wyer’s GEMRA ISSACHAR WARRIOR

Dark Brindle. Dog of nice proportions. Head well defined. Good clean bite, nice keen expression that was enhanced by well placed dark eyes. Good spring of rib coupled to good hindquarters. Moved with purpos e.

4     D & F Lowe’s CH. BOLDHART OLLY TOOK

Dark Brindle. Well constructed with a lot to like about him. Nice strong head with correct bite, strong under jaw and well developed cheek muscles. He would have looked a lot better with a little less weight, this spoilt his outline. Handled very well.

5     A Bower’s TORAZAR DARK N STORMY

Brindle. Good depth and length of muzzle. Well balanced in the body. Strong and sound over quarters. Here again I thought he would have looked a lot better with a little less weight.

    

CLASS 9      STATE BRED DOG (14)

1     N & S Brook’s WILLSPRIDE COCKNEY REBEL

Dark Brindle. A lovely balanced outline, good head qualities and expression. Sound in construction and positive movement. His condition was first class and a pleasure to see him in complete rapport with his handler.

2     B A Campbell’s BELLEDEN BELLESARIO

Red/White. Overall he was quite pleasing. Nicely bodied, sound movement. Fits the standard without exaggeration. Did not have the ring presence of the first. Well presented.

3     S & K Waite’s BRENSTAFF BLACK JACK

Dark Brindle. A heavier type of dog than the first two but well constructed. Good head shape, correct mouth with strong under jaw. Well angulated fore and aft. Body of nice length with correct tail set. Moved with a good action.

4     C Leyden’s CH. HARDROAD THE ALAMO

5     S L Reid’s BELLEDEN WHITE KNIGHT

   

CLASS 10      AUSTRALIAN BRED DOG (18)

1     T & V Dart’s CH. VAGASTAFF HIGH N MIGHTY

Red with dark masking. Lovely head shape with good dark round eyes set correctly providing a keen appealing expression. Good bone structure with ample muscle tone. Straight front good chest width, well let down in the brisket. Neck tapers nicely, shoulders tight and well angulated. Moved freely and co-ordinates with his handler. RESERVE C.C.

2     S & K Waite’s CH. BRENSTAFF CRAKA JACK

Dark Brindle. Not the strength and shape of head as the first but compared well in the body being short with a deep rounded rib cage. Front and rear quarters nicely angulated. Maintained a level top line standing and on the move. Presented well.

3     B Shaw’s CH. BELLEDEN RED WARRIOR

Red. Made a trio of Champions all worthy of their title. Good head with nice dark round eyes ideally set. Ears rosed, positioned and carried well, all enhancing an appealing expression. Nicely pigmented with good feet and legs. Body of good length with a defined waistline. Moved freely and presented in first class condition.

4     S Heselden’s BEAURITE APACHE

R/Pied. Strong well built dog that has a lot going for him. Unfortunately I found him to be overweight which spoilt his outline and was telling when he moved. Get this put right and he will always be a contention.

5     W & J Needer’s CH. NEEWYN WODEN SON

M/Brindle. A little smaller in stature but very neatly put together. Good head shape, clean bite, good eye colouring and pigmentation. Well developed hindquarters provided a good driving action. Presented in nice condition.

   

CLASS 11      OPEN DOG (11)

1      Reeder’s ENG & IR CH. CUMHILL LITTLE MISCHIEF

Fawn/W. I have observed this dog on a few occasions from the ring side at shows in the U.K. Now having the benefit of handling him I can better appreciate his qualities. He first of all appealed to me for his overall type and conformation. His stance, carriage, expression and demeanour portrays his character. He has a very good head shape with all the attributes which provides the keen appealing expression the breed is noted for. He is good in body length coupled to strong well angulated hindquarters. To be hypercritical I would like to see him with a better underline.  Presented in first class condition and handled very well. I was pleased to award him the C.C. and later RESERVE IN SHOW.

2     T & R Zarb’s CH. TORAZAR RUSTIC PRINCE

Brindle. A good looking dog presented in first class condition. Free on the move with a good driving action. Straight front with well boned legs, shoulders held well in. Short in body length with a well sprung rib cage. Correct tail set and carriage. A pleasure to go over.

3     B & D Jenk’s CH. SURESTAFF OUTSIDE EDGE

Dark Brindle. Good all round dog that stands four square. Lovely straight front with good legs and feet. Head well proportioned correct dentition. Dark well set eyes alert expression. Moved freely carrying his tail in the prescribed manner although I think it would help his outline if it was trimmed. Presented well.

4     M H & J Sing’s CH. ALMAWILL UNDER PRESSURE

Dark Brindle. Good head with clean bite and well developed cheek muscle. I would have liked tighter lips. Straight front good width and let down in the brisket. Short coupled good hindquarters. Moved well and handled to advantage.

  

CLASS 12      VETERAN DOG (2)

1     M Bootle’s CH. WARREE RED WALLACE

Red.  Shown in a condition that belies his age. Head clean and so well proportioned, correct ear set and carriage, darkest of eyes, deep stop. Hindquarters well muscled and angulated. Maintains a good level top line. I would have loved to have seen him six years ago. His owner must be very proud of him. BEST VETERAN IN SHOW.

    

~BITCHES~

CLASS 1A      BABY PUPPY BITCH 4-6 months (12)

1     S & K Waite’s TORAZAR GEORGIE O

Dark Brindle. Looks most promising. Head well proportioned, dark and well set. Body short, well coupled to hindquarters that are nicely angulated. Moved with confidence for one so young. BABY PUPPY IN SHOW.

2     P & J Beresford’s RUSSUSROSE LADY JEWELS

Red. Well bodied, lovely expression, good pigmentation. Tail set and carriage correct. Well handled.

3     J & N Dawe’s BAJED WILD THING

M/Brindle. Nicely put together youngster, a little hard to handle but what do you expect at this age. Quite pleased with her. Presented in nice condition.

4     J & N Dawe’s BAJED MISS PEACH

Dark Brindle. I note from the same kennels as the third. Both having the potential to become first class exhibits. As this one matures she will lose the wrinkling and look more attractive. In nice condition.

5     T Feeking’s BOROLO SWEET TEMPTATION

Red. At this stage a little ‘rangy’ but this may prove to be to her advantage. She will I feel sure develop into a nice bitch.  Moved quite freely carrying her tail in the desired way.

   

CLASS 2A      MINOR PUPPY BITCH (14)  

1     L Wylie’s STAFFLYTE SKY’S THE LIMIT

Brindle with white front. Well mature for her age. Lovely head shape strong and feminine. Dark round eyes set ideally, providing a most appealing expression. Good body length with a rounded rib cage. Moved with purpose maintaining a level top line. Good tail carriage. Presented in first class condition. MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW.

2     Mrs Naporowski’s STAFFLYTE SPECIAL QUEST

 Brindle. Litter sister to number one and much said about the winner applies to this bitch. The winner being just that little more matured. Well handled.

3     R A & T B Doherty’s SLICKAZ DARK ANGEL

Dark Brindle. Good headed bitch with all the attributes to provide a lovely expression. Correct bite, I would have liked thinner and tighter lips. Straight front with well boned legs. Moved freely, handled very well.

4     K & L Davies’s AUZKAI LADY MACBETH

Brindle. Neat and tidy who with time will, I feel sure, mature into a very nice bitch. Needs to develop on her front. Viewed in profile she is very nice. Presented in good condition.

   

CLASS 3A      PUPPY BITCH (10)

1     S & K Munro’s AUSMASTER SCARLET OHARA

Red. Appealed to me very much. She has a lovely well proportioned head shape. Correct bite, good pigmentation. Dark round eyes that provide a lovely expression. Straight front with well angulated shoulders which are held tightly into a good rib cage. Short in the body, hindquarters are developing quite nicely. Tail set correct carried ideal. In lovely condition and handled to advantage. BEST PUPPY IN SHOW AND RESERVE C.C.

2     R Pulford’s BEDEANY DEVILS BREW

Dark Brindle. Well balanced throughout. Good head shape, lovely straight front, beautiful neck and lay of shoulders. Moved correctly. She pushed the winner very hard.

3     B Shaw’s BELLEDEN BEJAZZLED

Brindle. Good front assembly, well let down in the brisket. Not the head shape of the first two, the stop not being so prominent, however, at this age a lot of features have yet to change and I fell sure she has a good show career in front of her. Moves freely and with an air of confidence. Well handled.

4     J Thomas’s ORAZZ HEAVEN AND HELL

Brindle. Good headed youngster that balances out well, just carrying a little too much weight which spoilt her outline. Once she is through the puppy stage I think she will come into her own and be a bitch that will always be in contention. Presented in nice condition.

  

CLASS 4A      JUNIOR BITCH (8)

1     Mr & Mrs S Gadsby’s SEIGHFORD TWINKLETOES

Dark Brindle. A lovely constructed head, correct bite deep through muzzle. Front straight with well boned legs. Compact body of good length, I forgive her the little too much weight. Moved freely and very well handled. BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW.

2     M O’Brien’s PITFORD BLACK CHARM

Brindle. Very expressive head, good skull and muzzle. Correct bite, pigmentation first class.  Well angulated fore and aft. Moved quite effortlessly. Presented in first class condition and extremely well handled.

3     M H & J Sing’s CHERABAH SHE SO FINE

Dark Brindle. A lovely young bitch that is very well balanced. Good outline standing and on the move. Nice head shape with good eye colouring, appealing expression. Moved with ease. In nice condition.

4     V Ross’s SWANKY WICKETY WACK

Dark Brinkle/White chest. Nice head, eye and expression. Soundly constructed.  Moved with a good stride maintaining a good top line. Presented well.

  

CLASS 5A      INTERMEDIATE BITCH (21)

1     I McDuff’s LOCHTITE BATTLING NELL

Brindle. First class head shape, deep strong muzzle. Correct bite with well developed cheek muscles. Dark round eyes, keen lively expression. Lovely in size, short in the body, well sprung rib cage. Coat in excellent condition. Shown very well.

2     D & C Taylor’s KINDRELL BELLA MADONNA

Brindle. Good all-round type of bitch. Head of good proportions, dark round eyes.  Well angulated fore and hindquarters. Tail set and carriage correct. Moved with purpose. Handled nicely.

3     J L C & A Hay’s OZPRIDE LAILA ALI

Dark Brindle. Lovely type with a good balanced outline. Strong head with all that helps to provide a lovely expression. Straight front with a good lay of shoulders. Body short, hindquarters well muscled providing a good action.

4     A J Waterton’s ULURSTAFF NUN KERI

Red. Nice head shape very feminine. Good clean bite, dark eyes. I would like a little more width in front and a shade less body length. She didn’t settle on the move although her handler did his best with her. I am sure she can, and will, put in better performances. Presented in lovely condition.

5      Reeder’s CH. GAMESTER THE MADISON

Red. Lovely head short muzzle, good clean bite, dark round well placed eyes. Good ear set and carriage. Lovely straight front and good under and top lines.  On the move she was a bit lethargic and did not put in a performance I am sure she is capable of. Her handler works well with her.

   

CLASS 9A STATE BRED BITCH (16)

1     A William’s CH. WILLSPRIDE BELLE DU BAL

Dark Brindle. I was looking for elegance, balance, correct conformation and sound movement, this bitch has those features. She has strength all through, still maintaining her femininity, being very well constructed in the body, clean tapered neck, lovely shoulder angulation and balanced in outline. In the challenge there was no other who pleased me more. C.C. AND BEST IN SHOW.

2     B Shaw’s BELLEDEN PRINCESS SAMARA

Red Pied. Easily catches the eye. Strong feminine head. Well pigmented. Good front well let down in the brisket. A shade long in the neck spoilt what was otherwise a lovely outline. Moved well and handled very well.

3     C Leyden’s CH. HARDROAD HIGH SOCIETY

Brindle. Scores well in head features, very sound and well balanced. Lovely outline, moved freely but just lost in ring presence. In grand condition and handled very well.

4     J E C ook’s MORBLU MIDNIGHT STORM

Brindle. An all-round nice bitch with no exaggerations. Good weight to size ratio, well boned, moved freely and in nice condition. Presented well.

5     J W L C & C Hay’s CH. OZPRIDE SHEZA KNOCKOUT

M/Brindle. Nice strong head that was just a little mard by her ears but that is nit picking on what is a lovely bitch. She is sound in all quarters and moves very well. In lovely condition and well handled.

  

CLASS 10A      AUSTRALIAN BRED BITCH (15)

1     R Bolton’s & N Turner’s SMYLINSTAFF ABBEY ROSE

Red. Very well put together, lovely head shape, good clean bite, tight lipped. Front assembly just right in width and depth. Lovely pigmentation, dark eyes that provide a most appealing express ion. Ideal in body length, good rib cage short coupled to good hindquarters. Moved freely and showed with confidence. BEST AUSTRALIAN BRED IN SHOW.

2     J & N Dawe’s CH. BAJED WITCHES KISS

Brindle. Head neat, well proportioned presenting a lovely expression. Nice eye colouring, set and shape. Good front, shoulders well laid. Sound in the body with a good rounded rib. Signs of maternal duties spoilt her underline a little but paid no heed to this. Well presented.

3     J L C & C Hay’s CH. OZPRIDE DENIM AND LACE

Brindle/White. Bitch of nice type. Good strong well proportioned head. Hindquarters nicely angulated and produced a good driving action on the move. Just a little heavy in the loins. In good coat condition.

4     D Dougherty’s & D Turner’s JETTBLAK BELFAST BRINDLE

Brindle. This one I particularly like and would have placed her much higher if she had carried the weight as I consider her frame size requires. She has a lovely head shape, dark round eyes, most appealing expression. Correct bite and good under jaw. Well proportioned in the body and moved with purpose.

5      Reeder’s CH. GAMESTER KISS ME

Red Pied. Deep through head, correct mouth and well developed cheek muscles. Ears tend to distract a little. Tended to give her handler a bit of a hard time but she coped well. The bitch certainly appeared to be enjoying the whole occasion. Presented in first class condition.

   

CLASS 11A OPEN BITCH (17)

1     S & J Munro’s AUSMASTER REGAL LADY

Red. A very competitive class. Ideal in style and stature. Broad well defined head shape. Correct dentition with nice big teeth. Eye colouring ideal and set correctly. Good reach of neck which tapers nicely into good angulated shoulders. Moved freely, in lovely condition. Very well handled. She lost some of her sparkle in the final line up.

2     B & D Jenk’s PITSTAFF CASABLANCA

Not the more attractive colouring but aside from this which is nothing more than personal preference, she is a first class bitch of lovely type. Head well constructed, correct bite with a strong under jaw. Good eye colour and pigmentation.  Front clean and straight, shoulders well angulated. Body ideal in length with a lovely spring of rib. Strong well muscled hindquarters with a good bend of stifle.  Moved with purpose. Very hard decision between the first two. Well presented.

3     B Shaw’s CH. WARREE SHE DEVIL

Red. An attractive bitch that balances out very well. Good shaped head, clean bite, well pigmented. Top and underlines are very good giving a lovely outline. I would have liked a little heavier bone and better feet, but well worth her title.  In very good condition.

4     A Baxter’s GR. CH. BOLDHART RED BY REQUEST

Red (F). Good sized bitch with a grand head shape. Dark round eyes, good ear position and carriage. Lovely deep rounded rib cage. Moved a little lethargically but I feel sure this was just on the day. These bitches will change places on other days.

5     J & N Dawe’s BAJED BLACK ORCHID

Dark Brindle. A nice type with no exaggerations. Head neatly constructed, body of good length nice spring of rib. Showing signs of maternal duties has done her no harm whatsoever; now in lovely condition and handled very well.

  

CLASS 12A      VETERAN BITCH (3)

All three are a credit to their owners and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to go over each one of them.

  

JUDGE:    DOREEN B. PUGH (Mrs)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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