I would like to sincerely thank the club committee and members for giving me the
honour of judging your December 2007 Championship Show.
It is indeed a privilege to judge a speciality show for your own breed.
Also a big thank you to the exhibitors for the wonderful entry
It was considerably more than I expected but thanks to the professionalism
of the stewards Graham Drew and Hayley Bartley who kept the show moving
we finished in good time. Your club should be very proud of the sportsmanship of
members who accepted my decisions on the night in a wonderful manner.
Overall I was pleased with the quality of exhibits and in some classes the decisions
were very close . In particular the bitch classes I felt were more even and had more
overall depth of quality. They were more consistent in size and within the breed standard .
This is a wonderful position to be in for the future of the breed.
As a breeder and exhibitor of staffords for 25 years I have always believed that the
real strength in a breeding programme is a strong well bred bitch line.
As an overview areas of concern I thought were size front construction and in a few cases
length of back. With all the hints of specific breed legislation being introduced it is important
to aim to breed within the standard height parameters .It is also much more of a challenge
as a breeder to breed active agile and great strength in a small compass than to breed the
same type within a larger body.
There were some wonderful heads and expression and dentition was overall good.
In the last couple of years I have judged the breed both in Australia and overseas and
dentition is becoming a concern with smaller teeth and inverted canines ( sometimes cut off ) however I found the mouths at your show were consistently better then I have seen
elsewhere in recent times.
Once again thank you for a wonderful weekend and the hospitality of club members and
I wish your club lots of success for 2008 and beyond.
Kind regards and thanks for the memories!
Baby Puppy Dog
Minor Puppy Dog
Just Cruzin -Black brindle 7 ½ month
old of correct size and displaying breed type. Excellent head
proportions short strong muzzle eyes could be slightly darker for
coat colour good bone and substance straight front level topline
well sprung ribs for age and showed and moved well . Minor Puppy In Show
2 Gecane Keeperovthe faith 6 mth old red with excellent coat colour and pigment and correct size . Good head shape with dark eye .Good bone & substance and correct depth of brisket would prefer slightly shorter in back. Well set tail carried correctly. Did not show well today.
3 Powerpaws Hot Hot Hot A red dog well up on size and mature for age. Good head shape but slightly light eye detracts from expression. Plenty of substance well sprung ribs level topline correct tail set. Moved well.
Wheres Pedro 11 month old compact
red dog in excellent condition. Correct head shape with clean strong
foreface deep stop with dark round eye. Good straight front correct
depth of brisket and well sprung ribs level topline and strong
hindquarters. Tail carried high.
Opp Puppy In Show
2 Vagastaff I See Red 8 ½ month old red dog with good proportioned head short strong muzzle could be cleaner deep stop and correct eye placement with well set neat ears. Well boned straight front good depth of brisket well sprung ribs and level topline strong hindquarters and low set tail.
*A close decision between these two promising youngsters.
3 Rizenstar Stonehenge Brindle dog correct size with good bone and substance. Correct straight front tight feet. Head Ok but would prefer a stronger foreface and more stop. Ears need to tidy. Well sprung ribs level topline and strong hindquarters with correct low set tail.
4 Gemra Trace Element Black brindle well up on leg with excellent head and expression although eye could be slightly darker. Well set ears.Strong bone could have a little more depth of brisket and forechest level topline hindquarters could be stronger
Painted Chief 17 month old black
brindle & white dog well balanced with no exaggerations and
clean compact outline. Correct size with bone and substance. Correct
head proportions clean foreface could have a little more stop at
this stage and that would give a rounder eye. This I am sure will
improve with maturity. Ears well set . Correct depth of brisket well
sprung ribs well ribbed back level topline strong hindquarters and
low set tail carried well completed the picture. Moved well. Opp
Junior In Show
2 Hellfyre Glacial Storm 14 month old white dog of excellent breed type .Strong head with short deep muzzle deep stop and round dark eye well pigmented with great expression. Good bone and substance straight front but could have more forechest well sprung ribs adequate hindquarters and correct set tail carried well. Today on the move did not move as freely as no 1.
*A close decision although these 2 dogs are different in type both display excellent qualities.
3 Mosstrooper Travellinman Top size black brindle dog of excellent type more up on leg and size than 1 & 2. Excellent head with short deep foreface well defined stop and well set dark round eye . Good bone and substance depth of brisket and well sprung ribs. Did not show animation in the ring tonight.
4 Swanky Optimum Force 14 month old black brindle correct size and pleasing outline. Head proportions good but could have more strength of muzzle and underjaw and slightly darker eye for coat colour however expression still good. Correct depth of brisket good spring of rib a little long in loin good hindquarters and well turned stifle.
1 Ch Jamelkur Street Lethal Black brindle dog of excellent type and correct size. Fabulous classic head short strong deep muzzle deep stop with dark round eye and soft expression complimented by well muscled cheeks and neat well set rose ears. Strong bone straight front deep brisket well sprung ribs short in loin and compact body. Well muscled hindquarters. Shows with animation.. A pleasure to award him DCC & BIS & Intermediate In Show
2 Dapmac Nasty Norbert 2 yr old brindle dog of correct size and with substance. Good head with correct eye expression well placed round eyes but not quite the head of no 1. Good bone and substance well sprung ribs level topline well set low tail strong hindquarters moved and handled very well
3 Stafaholic Caffeine High Red dog of correct size type and balance. Could carry a little less weight.Well proportioned head deep stop and dark eye well set neat ears. Well boned straight front well sprung ribs level topline strong well angulated hindquarters with correct set tail.
State Bred Dog
1 Ch Celsuz Red Baron Red dog with black mask shows excellent breed type. Strong head of good proportions short clean strong muzzle deep stop round dark eye giving correct soft expression well set neat ears. Good straight front well boned ribs well sprung and deep back short loin strong hindquarters with low set tail Opp State Bred In Show
2 Rizenstar Red Devil Typey red dog with black mask correct size. Good strong head with great expression and well developed cheek muscles. Well set ears. Bone & substance well sprung ribs and well developed hindquarters. Just slightly longer in body than No1 and topline not as strong . Low set tail carried well.
3 Thorstal Thgodovsumasun White dog of good size but a little heavier than 1 & 2. Good head shape strong muzzle round eye ears slightly heavy . Good brisket and bone well sprung deep ribs short coupled level topline and strong hindquarters
Australian Bred Dog
1 Axlstaff Tartan Warrior Top size black brindle dog display good breed type and an excellent head.Short strong deep muzzle deep stop and round dark eye set wide part giving excellent expression. Neat well set ears. Strong bone straight front deep brisket correct length of back short coupled with correct set low tail and strong hindquarters. Moved well but could have shown more animation on the night. Opp Aust Bred In Show
2 Ch Belleden Ghost N Darknss Black Brindle and white pied dog well up on leg. Excellent head classic shape with short clean muzzle deep stop dark round eye and neat rose ears. Bone & substance adequate straight front but could have more depth of brisket and forechest . Good hindquarters and topline however tail carried high on the move.
3 Gr Ch Belleden Sunstone Red dog excellent colour and coat and condition.Strong head with short muzzle could be cleaner with deep stop and dark round eye set wide apart which gives correct expression. Good bone and substance level topline well sprung rib but would prefer slightly more depth of rib strong hindquarters tail carried high on the move.
4 Dreamcatcher Six Shooter Black brindle well up on size with excellent head strong muzzle and correct expression and neat ears. Bone and substance good ribs well sprung could have slightly more depth of rib hindquarters OK.
& NZ Ch Belleden Devil Ov Orion
Brindle and white pied dog up on leg. Classic head and
expression with a short clean muzzle deep stop and dark round eye
complimented by neat well set rose ears. Straight front with good
bone but would like more depth of brisket and forechest . Ribbed
well back but could have more spring. Short coupled level topline
and well muscled hindquarters. Moved and showed very well. RDCC
& Opp Open In Show
2 Ch Willspride Finnigan White dog displaying excellent type.Different to No 1 a Cobbier dog all over. Good strong head deep stop and round eye well muscled cheeks and head finshed with neat ears. Good bone well sprung ribs deep brisket and strong hindquarters with low set tail. Moved extremely well.
3 Ch Powerbilt The Slasher Brindle dog with good head and expression. Short muzzle deep stop round dark eye and well muscled cheeks and neat ears. Good bone and substance correct depth of brisket level topline could be shorter in back.
4 Gr Ch Zelandia Noble Pursuit ( imp UK ) Red dog strong in head with dark round eye could be a little cleaner neat ears. Good bone & substance front could be better but has strong hindquarters and low set tail..
Baby Puppy Bitch
1 Hapustaff Wicked Witch 4 ½ month old brindle of excellent type. Correct head proportions clean foreface good eye expression and neat ears for age. Strong bone deep forechest level topline short in loin and good hindquarters. Baby Puppy In Show
2 Belleden Fleur De Rouge Red bitch just 6 months of age good coat colour & pigment. Excellent type with good head and expression with dark eye and well set ears. Overall a pleasing outline would just like more depth of brisket and spring of rib an awkward age. Level topline and good hindquarters. Showed extremely well. A very close decision on the day.
3 Saboteur Serendipity Typey brindle bitch 4 mths of age. Pleasing head and expression well set ears. Good forechest and body well ribbed back level topline .
4 Hapustaff Voodo Doll 4 ½ month old with correct expression due to excellent placement of round eye. Short muzzle clean well set ears .Good bone & substance could have a little more forechest Not that happy in the ring today
5 Borolo Si La Flare White baby just 3 months of age with a great attitude. Good substance for age short clean muzzle round dark eye level topline and well turned hindquarters.
1 Vagastaff Fergalicious Red bitch of wonderful type and balance for her age. No exaggerations. Good head short strong muzzle deep stop and round dark eye. Ears could be tidier I am sure they will with age. Good bone and substance deep brisket to the elbow. Level topline short in loin strong hindquarters and low set tail carried well. A very promising young lady. Opp Minor Puppy In Show
2 Bomchassa Call Me Bindi Brindle bitch well up on size for her age. Strong but feminine head of correct shape. Clean deep muzzle dark round eye ears set well. Strong bone would prefer more depth of brisket and more compact in body level topline.
3 Sommoy Lily Rose 7 month old brindle slightly finer than 1 & 2 . Good head proportions clean muzzle eyes could be a little rounder with more stop. Well set ears. Adequate bone could have a little more spring of rib at this stage good hindquarters.
1 Royalreds Lady Ov Eatons Red bitch full up on size however still remaining feminine with good balance and proportions. Good head with strong clean muzzle deep stop round eye and well set ears. Good bone and depth of brisket level topline and strong hindquarters with low set tail carried well. Puppy In Show
2 Sommoy Black Pearl Black brindle with white chest full up on size. Head proportions good but would prefer a deeper stop and therefore a slightly rounder eye. Well set ears. Good bone and substance front could improve level topline strong hindquarters and correct tail
3 Gemra Ultra Violet - Black brindle with good head - round eye and deep stop clean strong foreface and well set ears compliment the head. Strong bone front could be better and topline stronger well turned hindquarters.
1 Swanky Ooh Lah Lah Correct size feminine black brindle bitch with excellent outline and no exaggerations. Excellent head and expression short muzzle strong and clean deep stop with round dark eye set wide apart and neat well set rose ears. Straight front with ample bone spring of rib adequate for age level topline good hindquarters and finished off with low set pump handle tail. Showed and handled well. Junior In Show
2 Powerpaws Inth Spotlite 17 month old red & white pied of good type and size. Could carry a little less weight. Short muzzle round eye ears could be tidier. Correct straight front well ribbed back with good spring of rib and level topline. Strong hindquarters with good turn of stifle moved well.
3 Sonique White D Lite 16 month old white bitch a heavier type all over than 1 & 2 but still feminine. Excellent head shape strong muzzle round eye with dark pigment and neat ears. Correct bone and substance topline could be stronger hindquarters with good turn of stifle and well set pump handle tail
4 Vitruvian Arctic Breeze 15 month old white bitch with black head markings. Strong head and correct expression with neat ears. Would prefer more depth of brisket and spring of rib level topline and low set pump handle tail. Showed well.
Saturns Star Brindle with white
chest and feet . Correct size within the standard compact and typey.
Excellent soft feminine expression with short deep strong foreface
deep stop and round dark eyes set wide apart. Adequate bone good
spring of rib and level topline. Good hindquarters with turn of
stifle and low set tail carried low. Showed and handled well RBCC
& Opp Intermediate In Show
2 Axlstaff Ziggy Starburst Black brindle bitch a little more up on leg than 1. Excellent head and expression clean foreface deep stop round eyes that could be a fraction darker for coat colour and neat rose ears. Straight front adequate bone and level topline. Moved well. Although still showing signs of recent motherhood a well balanced typey bitch.
3 Koendidda Cymreig Sipsi Black brindle with white front displaying bone and substance although could have a little more spring of rib. Good head and eye expression muzzle could be deeper and stronger.
4 Cairford Dontunoitsmagic- Brindle bitch of correct size . Head proportions correct but could have more stop and slightly rounder eye and neater ears. Good bone and substance well sprung rib and good hindquarters
5 Ch Gemra Aces High Brindle bitch well up on size would not want any bigger but still displays breed type .Great expression with round eye and strong deep through head with neat ears. Strong bone straight front correct depth of brisket level topline good hindquarters . Moved well.
State Bred Bitch
1 Ch Bajed Miss Blackberry CDX Black brindle feminine bitch of correct size. Correct head proportions could have more depth and strength of underjaw dark round eye well set ears and whilst in the standard would prefer a little neater. Good bone depth of brisket well ribbed back level topline good hindquarters. Showed well. State Bred In Show
2 Dreamcatcher Alilnaughty - Black brindle bitch slightly heavier than no 1 . Has good strong head deep stop and soft expression clean strong muzzle and neat well set rose ears. Strong bone well ribbed back could be a little shorter in back more compact well sprung ribs good hindquarters and tail
3 Borolo Sweet Dreams Brindle similar to 1 & 2 with good bone level topline well sprung ribs and strong hindquarters. Head shape OK but could have slightly more stop which would give a rounder eye.
4 Ch Artmac Roza Oliana CCD Red bitch a different type slightly heavier than the first 3. Short muzzle dark eye ears a little heavy and large. Good bone and substance.
Australian Bred Bitch
1 Ch Belleden Spellbound Red bitch well within the standard feminine and in excellent condition. Well balanced and compact. Short muzzle good expression with dark eye and good pigment ears well set leathers could be a little tidier. Good strong front with correct depth of brisket and well sprung ribs. Level topline short in loin and strong muscled hindquarters. Showed extremely well. Aust Bred In Show
2 Ch Orazz Turradh Dark brindle white front and feet more up on leg than no 1 but still displaying type. Good expression with short strong muzzle deep stop round eyes set wide apart. Well boned brisket could have more depth and more forechest however well sprung ribs level topline and strong hindquarters.
3 Ledbury Brindle Magic - Once again a heavier type brindle bitch with white collar front and feet. Good head with well set neat ears. Straight front and strong bone could have more depth of brisket ribs well sprung but could be ribbed further back. Level topline
4 Knightsky Inya Dreams Red & white bitch with pleasing head round eye and distinct stop. Front could be a little better and topline stronger however well sprung ribs good hindquarters.
Open Bitch A wonderful class of quality bitches !
Ch Swanky Xtra Groovy Black
brindle 6 yrs old full of class and displaying excellent type
soundness and balance. For me the best moving exhibit on the night
moving with drive and purpose. No exaggerations well balanced and
clean in outline. Clean muzzle good stop with round eye and neat
rose ears. Good bone and substance well sprung rib with good depth
level topline both on the stack and on the move strong hindquarters
and low set pump handle tail. Showed extremely well. BCC & R/Up BIS & Open In Show
2 Ch Hellfyre Ice Queen - White well balanced and feminine bitch of correct size . Good head proportions strong clean muzzle dark round eye with pigment creating good expression with neat well set ears. Good bone and substance feet could be tighter correct depth of brisket and well sprung ribs. Level topline strong hindquarters well set pump handle tail. Moved well but could have had a little more oomph on the night. Overall a quality bitch that pushed for RCC
3 Ch Belleden Warriorprincess A quality 6 year old red bitch displaying type and soundness. Good head proportions could have a little more strength of underjaw correct dark round eye neat well set ears. Good straight front well boned with substance level topline and strong hindquarters. Slightly longer in back than no 2 Moved and showed extremely well . Once again overall a quality exhibit and a pleasure to judge.
4 Dreamcatcher Smoko Girl Brindle bitch similar in size to other 3 displaying type and quality. Good head with strong clean muzzle distinct stop well set ears .Could have slightly darker eye. Well boned straight front well sprung ribs and well ribbed back level topline and strong hindquarters.