The Afghan Hound Club Of Wales Championship show 04.11.18.
Judge Mr R.J.Gunn.
My thanks to the officers and committee of the club for their invitation to judge at this show and for all of their hospitality on the day and to all of the exhibitors for your entries. I had a thoroughly enjoyable days judging and I am pleased to say that apart from a few knots in coats I didn’t find any major faults today. I was pleased with the depth of quality in my line all of whom were very worthy winners today and each gave their all in the challenge at the end.
Minor puppy dog 4 entries 1 absentee.
1st Finch Mr S & Hopper Miss E. Zandahar Xtraordinary Me At Zinzani.
Loved this handsome black young lad who was so settled for his age and full of breed type. Well proportioned in his head with excellent expression from his dark triangular eyes and his beautiful monkey whiskers. Excellent front with a well laid back shoulder and good return of upper arm all set around his deep chest. Muscular rear with well bent stifles and strong hocks. When he moved all of his excellent conformation shone through as he was able to reach well in front and drive from behind to cover the ground with style. I am sure he has a very promising career ahead of him in the ring. Best puppy dog and on the referees decision he beat his litter sister to take best puppy in show.
2nd Godber-Ford Mr & Mrs N & F. Affyneeta Toscan Sun.
Shaded masked gold boy balanced in his outline and well constructed throughout. Correct in his front and rear construction with excellent muscle he moved soundly around the ring keeping a level top line at all times.
3rd Booth Ms E. Way Up Travis Scott TAF.
Puppy dog 3 entries.
1st Finch Mr S & Hopper Miss E. Zandahar Xtraordinary Me At Zinzani.
2nd Booth Ms E. Way Up Travis Scott TAF.
Handsome black dog of correct size. A little more refined throughout his construction but balanced in his angles and deep in his chest to his elbows. Moved well.
3rd Middleton Mr & Mrs G & S. Davashey Ron Weasley.
Veteran dog 3 entries.
1st Millward Ms C & Mottershaw Mr S.R. Multi Ch Tahkira Like It Like That (IMP).
Impressive black dog not giving away his age in any way. Presented in excellent hard condition and impressive in his outline both stacked and when moving. Masculine head with good length of foreface, a punishing jaw and an aloof expression from his dark triangular eyes. Good length of neck down to his well laid back shoulders with his elbows tucked nicely under his deep chest. Short well muscled loin and good fall away at his rear with a ring tail set on low. Well bent stifles to his rear covered in strong muscles and with good length from hip to hocks. On the move he covered the ground effortlessly driving well from behind and he gave his all in the challenge today. Best veteran dog and best veteran in show.
2nd French Ms M. Sitana Jal Mahal At Zalmeerah ShCM.
Impressive black masked gold dog who was well balanced throughout and again not showing his age. Correctly proportioned head with dark expressive eyes and a beautiful beard. Well made front and a complimenting rear assembly all with good muscle allowed him to move around the ring with style.
3rd Parker Miss C.M. & Hitch Ms M.J. Zendushkas Glenmorangie.
Junior dog 5 entries 2 absentees.
1st Parsons Mr & Mrs. Joneca Firecracker By Shukriya.
Quality young black masked gold boy of correct size and balanced throughout he just needs to mature and I am sure he will do well. I loved his masculine head, of good width and equal length from nose to stop and stop to occiput with nice chiselling to its sides all carried well by his muscular neck. Straight front with strong pasterns and well laid back shoulders all set around his deep chest with excellent spring of rib. Well muscled thighs with good bend of stifle which complimented his front and a ring tail set on low to finish. On the move his qualities shone through as he covered the ground extending well in front and driving from behind.
2nd Churchill Mr D.G & Mrs P.M. Jonica Inferno Under Afrikamoon.
Litter brother to class winner and again full of the same qualities throughout his well balanced outline he was just beaten by his brother who was more settled when moving but I am sure these two will swap and change places as their career progresses. Well presented and handled.
3rd Hyde Miss G. Affyneeta Swanky Franky.
Yearling dog 6 entries.
1st Nisbet & Forrester. Saxonmill Rebel Rebel At Finix JW.
My absolute star of the day I just loved this black and silver dog from head to toe with everything as near to the standard as I could ask for. Balanced throughout he fills his frame well with ample bone and excellent muscle. Masculine head of good proportions with strong under jaw, nice chiselling to sides and a dark triangular eye giving that typical aloof expression. Excellent front with well laid back shoulders, good return of upper arm and his elbows close to his deep chest. Moderate length of back leading to his strong loin of ample width and falling away to his low set ring tail. His rear assembly compliments his front perfectly with his well bent stifles and ample length from his hips to his strong hocks. All of his qualities shone through every time he moved as he was able to cover the ground with style extending well in front and driving from behind. Presented in excellent coat a real credit to his owners I was pleased to award him with the dog CC today and on the referees decision he went on to win best in show. I am sure he will soon get the title he is so worthy of.
2nd French Ms M & Mr W. Sitana Bijali Toofan At Zalmeerah.
Handsome black masked gold boy who is well balanced. Loved his head of correct proportions and with good expression from his dark eyes. Well made in his front with good bone and balanced in his rear construction with excellent muscle. He moved with style around the ring.
3rd Boydell Mrs M. Nightwind You Can’t Stop The Beat.
4th James Mrs E & Miss I. Sitana Aag Toofan.
5th White Mr & Mrs M.I. & V.A. Shine On You Crazy Diamond At Ruannas(IMP).
Novice dog 2 entries 1 absentee.
1st Godber-Ford Mr & Mrs N& F. Affyneeta Dionysius.
Black and silver dog presented in good muscle and coat. His head is correctly proportioned for his size and has a good under jaw. Straight front with strong bone and good shoulder placement. Deep chest with well sprung ribs allowing plenty of heart and lung room. Well muscled rear which he used well when moving.
Graduate dog 5 entries 1 absentee.
1st Bovey Mrs C & Mr C.J. Sitana Barisa Toofan Karianca.
A very handsome typey black masked gold boy who is impressive in both his outline and when moving. I loved his head with that beard under his punishing jaw, nice chiselling to sides and aloof expression from his dark triangular eyes all carried by his strong neck. Well made front with good return of upper arm and elbows tucked nicely under his deep chest. Short well muscled loin leading to good fall away at his rear with his ring tail set on low. Powerful rear with well bent stifles and strong hocks. On the move all of his excellent construction showed well as he extended well in front and had great drive from behind.
2nd Boydell Mrs M. Nightwind You Can’t Stop The Beat.
A more refined black boy but full of quality and breed type and presented in excellent coat and muscle. Balanced in his front and rear construction with ample bone he fills his frame well and he moved with style around the ring.
3rd Kemp Mrs S. Rhazmakah Tymeless At Suzaph JW.
4th Drage Mr & Mrs M & J. Gilari Rosso Corsa.
Post graduate 7 entries.
1st Hall Mrs R.A. Saxonmill Burr Burr Chan At Garamond.
Majestic dog of correct size full of quality and filling his frame well with excellent bone and muscle. Loved his head, balanced in width and length with good under jaw, nice chiselling to sides and low set ears. Straight front with well laid back shoulders strong pasterns and strong front feet. Deep chest to his elbows with well sprung ribs and a muscular short loin. Good fall away to his rear with ring tail set on low and excellent angulation covered by strong muscle. He moved so effortlessly covering the ground with style and driving well from behind. Presented in excellent coat and well handled.
2nd Buttle Mrs J & Mr A. Gilari Redwood Earl At Zarankhan JW.
Quality shaded masked gold dog again full of breed type and well balanced throughout. Correct in his head and eye giving that aloof expression. Well made in front with strong bone, excellent muscle and balanced by his well angulated rear again covered with strong muscle which enabled him to move with style in the ring. Presented in excellent silky coat a real credit to his owners just not moving so well today.
3rd Chapman Mr P & Mrs S. Devanmarn Show Me Majic At Sadida.
4th Cullen Mrs T.M. Khamis Aequitas At Eweyisska.
5th Burns Mr J. Saxonmill Phoenix Rising.
Mid limit dog 10 entries.
1st Milligan-Bott & Bott Mr & Mrs G & S. Thendara Love It Like That JW.
Upstanding black dog full of breed type and well balanced throughout his masculine frame. His head is in proportion to his body and has an aloof expression from his dark triangular eyes. Muscular neck of good length leading down to his well laid back shoulders. Nice deep chest to elbows with good spring of rib and a muscular short loin. Well made in his rear with stifles well bent and covered with strong muscle. To finish he has a ring tail set on low. On the move he kept a level top line at all times whilst demonstrating good front extension and complimenting drive from his rear. Presented in excellent coat.
2nd Moon Mr S.A. & Fillis-Moon Mrs P. Maringo Midnight In Moscow.
Another handsome and well balanced dog who was expertly handled in the ring and presented in excellent coat. Typical in his head of correct proportions and with a strong under jaw. Well made in his front and rear angulation with excellent muscle he moved well around the ring with style driving so powerfully from his rear.
3rd Winters Mr & Mrs C & S. Pashtari Lord Tennyson Tokando JW.
4th Newton Mrs L. Shimalma Rum Runner.
5th Greening Mrs M.J. & Mr A.C. Zilbec Zanthus.
Limit dog 8 entries.
1st Morris Mrs R & Hughes Mrs G.Gezancol Twist Of Fate At Cadmore JW.
A quality black and silver dog well balanced throughout and presented is good hard condition. I Loved his head which is proportioned well to his size, with equal length from nose to stop as stop to occiput and strong under jaw. Nice chiselling to sides and a real look at and through you expression from his dark triangular eyes. Well laid back shoulders to his front with good return of upper arm and his elbows tucked under his deep chest. Level in his back and a strong muscular loin of good width with nice fall away behind with a low set ring tail. Muscular well bent stifles with strong hocks to his rear which he used so well when moving demonstrating great drive in his action and covering the ground with style. Another dog I would have loved to taken home with me I was pleased to award him the reserve CC.2nd Cullen Mrs T.M. Syrdarya Toffy Pop At Eweyissaka.
Impressive brindle dog again well balanced in both his outline and on the move. Loved his masculine head of nice proportions and finished off with his beard. Well made front and rear with excellent muscle enabled him to cover the ground with style. Good length to his level back line and deep in his chest allowing plenty of heart and lung room. Presented in good coat and well handled.
3rd Coates Mrs J.M. Syrdarya Gari Baldi At Bukhara.
4th Finch Mr S & Hopper Miss E. Arushkhan Born To Be Wild At Zinzani.
5th Winters Mr & Mrs C & S. Garamond Cloudberry For Tokando.
Open dog 4 entries 2 absentees.
1st Parsons Mr & Mrs. Ch Syrdarya Hazelnut Hobnob At Shukriya Sh CM.
A very impressive shaded masked gold dog well balanced and full of breed type he fills his frame so well. Masculine in his head of correct proportions with that typical aloof expression from his dark eyes and finished off with his long silky low set ears. Straight front with good bone and well laid back shoulders. His body is deep with well sprung ribs and a short level back. Muscular well bent stifles to his rear with great length from hips to hocks. On the move all of his attributes enabled him to move effortlessly around the ring reaching well in front and driving from behind. Presented in excellent coat he is a real showman and he was well handled.
2nd Cheesman Mr A .R & Mrs C.M. Zaram Zeus.
Upstanding quality brindle dog full of breed type. Well balanced in his outline with a head that in profile is so typical of the breed with his punishing jaw and aloof expression from his dark eyes. His front has well laid back shoulders and plenty of strong bone all of which are complimented by his well bent stifles to his rear with strong muscles. He was presented in excellent condition throughout and he used it well to move with style around the ring.
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