Firstly, I would like to thank the Queensland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club the opportunity to Judge their December 2009 Championship Show.
I thoroughly enjoyed this, my first judging experience and will continue to look back on it, with great memories.
“Thanks” must go to Alan and Denise Payne, for amazing
accommodation and hospitality which was second to none, both Alan
and Denise went out of their way to provide the most memorable
weekend possible, prior, during and after the show, especially the
BBQ which was exceptional with great company and good food.
the show side I would like to thank the exhibitors for their entry
and support, especially those who travelled a great distance.
A BIG Thank you to my ring steward, assembly steward and
ticket writer who kept things running smoothly on the night as well
as the two young ribbon presenters.
there were a lot of quality animals and I found the bitches to be
stronger than the dog which to me is very important, without a good
bitch line you fail to produce consistently good animals, proven in
my Best in Show winner.
Mouth faults were limited, only the odd inverted canine and undershot mouths.
I think exhibitors could do a little more show training before hand, also preparation on your dogs with fitness, nails, tail trimming and a few dirty dogs after all it is a show,
in which it all comes into play making a complete package.
I would like to thank the exhibitors for the way they accepted my
CLONE WAR – No 7
nice size, good head shape, dark round eyes, nice outline.
Needs to enjoy the ring more.
One to look for in future.
GALILEO – No 4
head shape, would prefer smaller ears, and carried a little excess
Overall nice type and good style.
CHASE TH ACE – No 8
brother to 1st, not as good in outline or front as 1st
Longer coupled, level top line with good rear end.
MINOR PUPPY DOG
SHOW YOUR COLOURS - No 10
dog, nice size, pleasing head shape, tidy ears, and good scissor
bite, with straight front, good bone, and short coupled.
Level topline held on move.
Showed well for his handler.
RANGATIRA – No11
shaped puppy, nice head shape, dark round eye, straight front, level
Moved well would prefer shorter coupling and carrying a few
HUGO BOSS – No 12
good style of puppy, not quite the head of 1 and 2, scissor bite,
nice topline, not too sure about the ring at this stage.
JUST A GIGOLO – No15
dog, nice size, strong head, scissor bite would prefer tidier ears
and darker eye, straight front.
Level topline, good spring of rib, pump handle tail.
FILL ME UP – No16
Medium size, good type, nice head shape level topline on the
Handled and showed well.
HARRY HOUDINI – No 14
brindle, top size, not the head of 1 and 2, scissor bite, untidy
ears, good spring of rib.
Who wasn’t happy being there in the ring that night?
ROBERT DE BRUS – No 23
standard size, good head shape, dark round eye, good lay of
shoulder, level topline, showing nice turn of stifle.
Turned out and handled well. To be picky would prefer more
FIRST EDITION – No19
top size, nice head good bite nice shaped eye neat rose ears,
straight front, and slight rise over loins, good back end, handled
well, should balance out when he matures.
ASTRO BOY – No 21
standard size, not the head of 1 and 2 scissor bite neat ears,
straight front good spring of rib level topline would prefer better
LATEST NEWS – No 24
nice size, lovely head, nice dark round eye, good scissor bite with
Correct lay of shoulder, good spring of rib, short coupled,
well muscled thigh and well let down hocks.
Overall, lovely balance would love to see this dog more out
going and animated.
TYKABUL ESKY MOJO – No29
Another quality dog, nice head shape, lovely dark round eye,
neat rose ears, terrific big strong teeth, straight front good depth
of brisket and spring of rib.
Correct turn of stifle and pump handle tail. Best mover in
class, just lost out on balance all over.
RUMBO BOY – No 33
Lighter style of dog.
Very pleasing head, dark round eye, scissor bite, neat rose
ears, good lay of shoulder, straight front, level topline but would
prefer more spring of rib, nice turn of stifle with pump handle
SAKE – No. 39
Well balanced smaller style of dog.
Good head, scissor bite, round eye, rose ears.
Straight front, good spring of rib, level topline, short
coupled with well let down hocks.
Would prefer a little more all over.
SWANKY OPTIMUM FORCE – No. 41
Head not as good as 1st, round eye, scissor bite,
and neat rose ears used well for pleasing expression.
Straight front, good depth of brisket, level topline held on
Would prefer shorter coupling, nice back end, moved with
drive and handled well.
CH. SOMMOY KNIGHT ASSASSIN – No. 40
with black mask and good pigment. Scissor bite would prefer more
strength in muzzle and tidier ears.
Sound body, strong front and good spring of rib.
PAINTED CHIEF – No. 53
Nice size, nothing exaggerated anywhere.
Pleasing head would prefer more strength in muzzle, scissor
bite, nice dark round eye small ears, straight front with good bone
lovely depth of brisket, good spring of rib, short coupled, and good
Held topline on the move.
Nicely turned out and handled well.
POWERPAWS JUST DO IT – No. 46
Standard size good head shape scissor bite, round eye
although would prefer darker, neat rose ears used well.
Straight front, good level topline, short coupled would like
to see more spring of rib, nice turn of stifle moved and handled
well, could have better tail set.
CH. TRIPLEMSTAFF CHEVROLET – No. 51
medium sized dog.
Head not good as 1 and 2, scissor bite, round eye, good depth
of skull, ears a little flighty.
Straight front, good spring of rib, short coupled, nice
topline held on move.
Tail, similar to 2nd place.
CASTLEBAR CROWN JESTER (AI) – No. 55
Head of good proportions, nice dark round eyes, scissor bite,
neat rose ears setting of lovely expression.
Good boned, gun barrel front leading into well laid
Nice depth of brisket and spring of rib, short coupled and
Beautiful back end with nice turn of stifle and hard muscle
with a perfect pump handle tail to top him off.
Turned out in the best possible condition and a credit to his
Hard to go past this dog.
Moved with purpose.
CH. JAMELKUR STREET LETHAL – No. 58
Best of heads, clean throughout without any excess flesh.
Dark round eyes, neat well set rose ears, correct scissor
bite with large teeth.
Refined neck into true straight front, with good lay of
shoulder, would prefer more spring of rib, good tuck up and well let
down hocks and pump handle tail.
Turned out in excellent order, moved and handled well, pushed
hard for top honours.
CH. STAFFSTRUCK HIGH VELOCITY – No. 62
Another quality dog of ideal type, good head, scissor bite,
dark round eye, nice depth of skull and nice rose ears.
True straight front with good bone, great depth of brisket
and spring of rib, short coupled.
Well let down hocks and turn of stifle with good tail set.
Carrying a few extra pounds today.
I would have liked to have judged this dog in his prime.
SPECIAL QUEST– No 65
lovely expression with dark round eyes, scissor bite, good depth of
skull would prefer smaller ears.
Straight front with nice bone, level topline and good spring
of rib and lovely backend.
Very well balanced baby and showed like a professional.
MY LEGACY– No 72
Another nice baby, good head shape at this stage.
Scissor bite with tight lips, dark eyes, could have smaller
Correct front and lay of shoulder, nice body and strong
DANCES WITH WOLVES – No 70
Baby with more lift than 1 and 2 and head not as strong.
Scissor bite, dark eye tidy ears, best front of the
placing’s with good depth of brisket, straight and true, level
topline would prefer more turn in rear end.
Will take longer to mature but has the makings to grow into a
Happy to be in the ring.
ARABESQUE – No 79
Standard size bitch, very good outline nothing over done
Strong head, but still feminine, scissor bite, dark eye, good
top skull with neat rose ears.
Straight front with level topline.
Good second thigh and well let down hocks.
Showed and handled well.
PANIA OF THE REEF– No 80
Another quality bitch with lots of virtues, lovely head with
scissor bite, dark round eyes and good depth of skull and neat ears.
Best of fronts, up on toes with nice lay of shoulder.
Level topline would prefer shorter coupled and more turn of
Nice mover and handled well.
Another day could reverse the placing’s….but just carried
a few extra pounds today.
LITTLREDBUTN – No 75
Smaller cast bitch, front not as good as first two.
Head with good expression, dark eye and scissor bite.
Level topline, would prefer short coupling, nice turn in
backend and moved well.
ITS NOT ABOUT HIM – No 90
Full of potential, has it all there just a little leggy at
this age, will be nice to see her mature.
Good head shape, dark round eye, scissor bite, lovely tight
lips and good top skull would prefer tidier ears.
Very good front with correct lay of shoulder and spring of
Strong backend moved well and held topline on move.
DEVILICIOUS – No 94
bitch, standard size with pleasing head although not as strong as 1.
Dark eye and correct bite with small rose ears.
True front and backend angulation, level topline moved well.
NOMADS OOH LAH LAH – No 86
Nice size well balanced although would prefer more reach in
Good head piece with round eye and scissor bite.
Moved and handle well.
THEODORABUL – No 96
Cracking bitch, full of potential.
Exquisite head of correct proportions, beautiful eye, good
bite and strength in muzzle.
Elegant neck sloping into well laid shoulders, good depth of
brisket short coupled and level topline.
Turn of stifle and short hocks spot on.
Moved with drive.
Just lost out on CC with experience in the line up.
Love to take her home.
TEESIDE LASS – No 97
Up on leg with good overall outline.
Not the head of 1st.
Dark eye, good bite and rose ears.
Body well balanced, would prefer little more substance which
should come with maturity.
Showed very well for handler.
DON’T RUSH ME – No 100
Very balanced, cobbier than 1 and 2, still a quality bitch.
Nice head shape although her ears are not her fortune.
Darkest of eyes, round and full.
Straight front, great spring of rib and short coupled.
Strong well developed second thigh.
Moved with drive.
LETS GET LOUD – No 104
Standard size very balanced full of quality.
Head strong but still feminine, endearing eyes dark and
round, good bite tight lips.
Little well set ears finishing the lovely expression.
Great angulation front and rear, well muscled and hard fit.
Moved OK but would like to see her more animated.
SWANKY QUITE QUALIFIED – No 115
Beautiful bodied, just didn’t have the expression of 1st.
Head with good proportions would prefer a rounder eye and
Neck flowed into good strong front with nice bone, short
coupled level topline and strong backend.
Her handler showed her to full potential.
MARILYN MUNROE – No 118
With pleasing expression, would prefer tidier ears.
Nice dark round eye and scissor bite.
Straight front a little down on pasterns.
Nice spring of rib and good topline held on move.
Fit and handled well.
GEMRA ULTRA VIOLET– No 127
Nice standard bitch, good balance.
Well shaped head, correct bite and eye shape.
Arched neck into good shoulder placement and straight front.
Level topline, short coupling well muscled backend, would
prefer more turn of stifle.
HAPUSTAFF WICKED WITCH– No 126
Stronger style of bitch with powerful body.
Pleasing head shape with sound mouth, dark eye and neat ears.
A little upright in shoulder.
Well ribbed and short coupled, strong rear end moved well.
KICKING BIRD – No 125
Head not as strong as 1 and 2 would prefer more strength in
muzzle and neater ears, good shaped eye.
Nice length of neck with the best front of placing’s, deep
brisket, well ribbed and level topline.
Moved and handled well.
OH SO GROOVY– No 134
Another quality bitch from this kennel.
Well balanced and nice size.
Pleasing head could have a darker eye, good bite and neat
Nice reach in neck flowing into well angulated shoulder.
Ample spring of rib with good tuck up.
Rear quarters well muscled, moved with drive.
Fellow exhibitors could learn from this young handler’s
MOLLY VOGUE– No 136
with heaps of virtues just let herself down slightly with lack of
Great blend of bull and terrier, blunt head with correct
mouth, dark eye and neat ears.
Lovely brisket and straight front, nice rib with short
Short hocks and good second thigh.
Could have been fitter.
SERENDIPITY – No 130
bitch of more terrier type would like to see a little more
Head not as good as 1 and 2, clean with scissor bite, eyes
Straight front, good topline, moved and handled well.
SWANKY OH LAH LAH– No 139
Classic bitch, as soon as she entered the ring she was a
contender and never put a foot wrong.
Head clean and strong, still with femininity.
Tight lip with scissor bite, dark round eye set to look
Well set rose ears, if being picky would prefer to be
Nice reach of neck flowing into correct front with good bone.
Her lovely spring of rib and level topline go with her well
muscled hind quarter.
Moved around the ring like it was hers, her outline never
Her young handler did a very professional job. My
pleasure to award her BEST IN SHOW.
WAZLINSTAFF SIENNAROSE – No 142
Head not as good as 1st.
Would prefer more underjaw.
Dark round eye, scissor bite.
Nice arched neck, straight front with good bone.
Level topline would prefer more spring of rib.
Moved and handled well.
GEMRA ACES HIGH – No 143
Stronger bitch with good head.
Correct bite, dark eye and neat ears.
Strong neck and front, a little weak in pastern.
Great rib cage and short coupled, well muscled, hindquarters
moved with drive and showed well.
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