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
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
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.
CLASS 1 BABY PUPPY 4-6 months (15)
Judged classes of puppies of this age before, I could do no more than base
on the balance between
potential and maturity. With so much developing yet to take place the
selected on the day may not
always finish the best.
1 T & R
Zarb’s TORAZAR REGAL O ROUKE
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.
Ireland’s MAVRIK TIN MAN
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.
Marshall’s BAJED SWARTZ BUSHVELTJOG
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
everything going for him, lost out a little on his top line but at this
I wouldn’t be concerned.
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
Strongly built all round. Well angulated moved well. Size may be his
handicap. Presented in nice condition.
Bootle’s WARREE MANNISH BOY
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)
Weber’s TOTALSTAFF THUNDERSTONE
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
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
Balanced out quite well but not having the strength and shape of head of
he is also longer cast
which does not present as good an outline. Moved well covering the ground
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
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.
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.
Bisman’s TRANSTAFF ROYAL GUARDIAN
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
Good head nicely proportioned. Clean bite with cheek muscles developing
well. Good angulation fore and aft. Moved with drive.
dogs that I feel sure will have a good future.
CLASS 5 INTERMEDIATE DOG (13)
1 J & N
Dawe’s BAJED EYE OPENER
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
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
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
Well constructed with a lot to like about him. Nice strong head with
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.
Bower’s TORAZAR DARK N STORMY
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
A lovely balanced outline, good head qualities and expression. Sound in
construction and positive movement. His condition was first class and a
see him in complete
rapport with his handler.
2 B A
Campbell’s BELLEDEN BELLESARIO
Overall he was quite pleasing. Nicely bodied, sound movement. Fits the
without exaggeration. Did
not have the ring presence of the first. Well presented.
3 S & K
Waite’s BRENSTAFF BLACK JACK
A heavier type of dog than the first two but well constructed. Good head
correct mouth with strong
under jaw. Well angulated fore and aft.
Body of nice length with correct
tail set. Moved with a good action.
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
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
Not the strength and shape of head as the first but compared well in the
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.
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.
Heselden’s BEAURITE APACHE
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
little smaller in stature but very neatly put together. Good head shape,
good eye colouring and
pigmentation. Well developed hindquarters provided a good driving
action. Presented in nice
CLASS 11 OPEN DOG (11)
Reeder’s ENG & IR CH. CUMHILL LITTLE MISCHIEF
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
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
2 T & R
Zarb’s CH. TORAZAR RUSTIC PRINCE
good looking dog presented in first class condition. Free on the move with
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
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
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)
Bootle’s CH. WARREE RED WALLACE
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.
CLASS 1A BABY PUPPY BITCH 4-6 months (12)
1 S & K
Waite’s TORAZAR GEORGIE O
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
bodied, lovely expression, good pigmentation. Tail set and carriage
correct. Well handled.
3 J & N
Dawe’s BAJED WILD THING
Nicely put together youngster, a little hard to handle but what do you
at this age. Quite
pleased with her. Presented in nice condition.
4 J & N
Dawe’s BAJED MISS PEACH
I note from the same kennels as the third. Both having the potential to
first class exhibits. As
this one matures she will lose the wrinkling and look more attractive. In
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)
Wylie’s STAFFLYTE SKY’S THE LIMIT
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.
Naporowski’s STAFFLYTE SPECIAL QUEST
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
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
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
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
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW AND RESERVE C.C.
Pulford’s BEDEANY DEVILS BREW
Well balanced throughout. Good head shape, lovely straight front,
and lay of shoulders.
Moved correctly. She pushed the winner very hard.
Shaw’s BELLEDEN BEJAZZLED
front assembly, well let down in the brisket. Not the head shape of the
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
Thomas’s ORAZZ HEAVEN AND HELL
headed youngster that balances out well, just carrying a little too much
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
A lovely constructed head, correct bite deep through muzzle. Front
straight with well boned legs. Compact body of good length, I forgive her
little too much weight.
Moved freely and very well handled.
BEST JUNIOR IN SHOW.
O’Brien’s PITFORD BLACK CHARM
expressive head, good skull and muzzle. Correct bite, pigmentation first
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
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.
Ross’s SWANKY WICKETY WACK
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)
McDuff’s LOCHTITE BATTLING NELL
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
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
3 J L C &
A Hay’s OZPRIDE LAILA ALI
Lovely type with a good balanced outline. Strong head with all that helps
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
head shape very feminine. Good clean bite, dark eyes. I would like a
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
Reeder’s CH. GAMESTER THE MADISON
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)
William’s CH. WILLSPRIDE BELLE DU BAL
I was looking for elegance, balance, correct conformation and sound
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.
Shaw’s BELLEDEN PRINCESS SAMARA
Easily catches the eye. Strong feminine head. Well pigmented. Good front
down in the brisket. A
shade long in the neck spoilt what was otherwise a lovely outline. Moved
well and handled very well.
Leyden’s CH. HARDROAD HIGH SOCIETY
Scores well in head features, very sound and well balanced. Lovely
moved freely but just
lost in ring presence. In grand condition and handled very well.
4 J E C
ook’s MORBLU MIDNIGHT STORM
all-round nice bitch with no exaggerations. Good weight to size ratio,
moved freely and in nice
condition. Presented well.
5 J W L C
& C Hay’s CH. OZPRIDE SHEZA KNOCKOUT
Nice strong head that was just a little mard by her ears but that is nit
what is a lovely bitch.
She is sound in all quarters and moves very well. In lovely condition and
CLASS 10A AUSTRALIAN BRED BITCH (15)
Bolton’s & N Turner’s SMYLINSTAFF ABBEY ROSE
well put together, lovely head shape, good clean bite, tight lipped. Front
assembly just right in width and depth. Lovely pigmentation, dark eyes
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
neat, well proportioned presenting a lovely expression. Nice eye
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.
angulated and produced a
good driving action on the move. Just a little heavy in the loins. In good
Dougherty’s & D Turner’s JETTBLAK BELFAST BRINDLE
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.
Reeder’s CH. GAMESTER KISS ME
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
Shaw’s CH. WARREE SHE DEVIL
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.
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
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
over each one of them.
DOREEN B. PUGH (Mrs)