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Open Show – 23 Sep 2021 – Critiques

Critiques for the BCGB the re-scheduled February 2021 Open Show held on 23 Sep 2021 in conjunction with National Dog Show Championship Show at Staffordshire County Showground.


Main Classes: Mrs Barbara Stamp (Tynsil)

Special Classes: Mr Martyn J Rees (Tyndale)

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Main Classes

Brittany Club of Great Britain

Open show 23.09.21

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Brittany Club for inviting me to judge their breed open show. I had a fabulous entry for me and it was a shame that they had to wait so long before the show could begin with the NDTR being on first and then the main societies CC show being next., leaving the open show not starting until the group at Birmingham being called for before I even started judging. Thank you to the exhibitors who patiently waited for my judging appointment to commence as there were few absentees.

Puppy dog (2,0 abs)

1 Taylor and Gill’s Rennes De Pasmazgeng

(9 month tri colour with pleasing head planes dark oval eyes , clean medium length neck and moderate slope of shoulder. Straight forelegs, sloping top line with slightly sloping croup. Moderate hind angulation and moved on a short stride. Chest needs to drop to complete the picture. BPD and BPIS

2 Cutler’s Rochus Serpentine with Jayricnbrits

Nice young black and white puppy who is not as mature as 1, Cobby in appearance but a bit bum high at present but should level up as he matures. RBPIS

Junior and Novice dog (1,0 Abs)

1 Cutler’s Rochus Serpentine with Jayricnbrits

Post Graduate dog (2,0)

1Hayes and Wilson’s Tillybirloch Otto

3 yr old orange and white with parallel head planes, moderate stop and oval eyes. High set triangular shaped ears and a moderate length of neck set into strong muscular shoulders. Dep chest with well-rounded ribs, short back and correct top line. Moderate angulation both fore and aft. Forelegs well feathered retained top line when moving briskly round the ring.

2 Bonapartist Private Ryan

Short coupled cobby orange and white dog, slightly domed head of correct proportions with complete scissor bite. moved ok.

Limit dog (4,0 abs)

1Poole’s Sanbosier Naos at Laurremar

This dog in my opinion fits the breed standard almost perfectly, Square and cobby in correct proportions, slightly rounded skull and correct proportions of muzzle to skull. Correct shorter muzzle with strong jaws and complete dentition. Beautiful soft expression with oval shaped eyed set obliquely apart. High set ears and dark eyes. Clean strong neck and deep chest reaching the elbows short back and slightly falling croup and correct tail set. Straight front legs with sufficient feathering and round toes. Moderate tuck up and moderate turn of stifle. Straight silky coat, moved briskly maintaining his top line. Could not be denied Best Dog and Best In Show.

2 Graham and Yarrow’s Bonapartiste Pickpocket

Another nice dog who was unlucky to meet 1 who was in cracking form. Good head shape and cobby outline. Had a lot of attributes as the winner and moved soundly around the ring to be awarded RBD and RBIS

3 Hayes and Wilson Sanbosier Nevis

Open (2,1 abs)

1 Wright’s Hawkwise Land Agent

Nearly 6 yr old orange and white dog with expressive oval eyes and triangular shaped ears. Correct scissor bite, moderate length of neck and moderate sloping shoulders. Well rounded ribs and short strong back. Moderate bend of stifle moving round the ring on a brisk short stride.

Veteran Dog (1,0bs)

1Yarrow’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Grenadier

Nearly 10 years old but still showing his champion qualities, Short cobby dog with correct shape croup, sufficient rear angulation , still moving well to take BVIS

Special working dog (2,0 abs)

1 Anderson’s Rochus Marvin

5 yr old black and white dog. Like his expression and dark eyes, Alert expression, moderate strong neck and good shoulder placement Straight forelegs with sufficient feathering. Short back and sloping croup well-muscled quarters and looks as he could work all day.

2 Finch’s Jassendue Manet’s Medley am Cetguili

Slighter in build then 1, short and cobby but lacking in feathering , moved ok

Special tailed dog

No entries

Puppy and Junior Bitch

No entries

Novice Bitch (2,1 abs)

1 Finch’s Patouche Peiam at Cetgueli

Black and white feminine bitch Muzzle and skull planes were parallel, lovely dark eye, strong Jaws and correct scissor bite. Straight front legs but feet tuning in slightly. Sloping pasterns short back and croup.

Post Grad bitch (2,0 abs)

1 Yarrow’s Pesh Dei Val Grosaa of Bonapartiste (imp It)

very typical black and white bitch with lovely head. And correct head planes. Clean neck and slightly loping shoulders. Shing to elbows. Moved out well on a short stride. This import will be a great asset to this kennel

2 Robinson’e Tarward Pretty Penny

orange and white bitch who was not the quality as 1 Moderate stop gave her a feminine expression. Moved Ok

Limit bitch (6,2 abs)

1 Cutlers Tarward Precious Pearl with Jayconbrits

2 yr old orange and white with a lovely outline. Correct head proportions and oval shaped eyes with triangular shaped ears with a rounded tip. Moderately strong neck slightly sloping top line and croup. Deep chested moved out on a short stride

2 Cocking and Barnaby’s Bonapartiste Odette at Ruskinite

More mature than 1 but not quite the quality or verve than 1. Shape overall was good with a good spring of rib Slightly cow hocked rear legs.

3 Southorn’s Rochus Nelke

Open Bitch (7,4 abs)

1st 2 bitches were half sisters and were very difficult to split the 2 for their placings, Finally chose 1 over 2 as 2 was not co-operating with her handler. Both worthy champions

1 Yarrow’s Sh Ch Bonapartist Odile

True Brittany head with alert expression, lovely kind eye set obliquely apart. Clean neck set into sloping shoulders. Slightly sloping top line and croup. With correct tail set. Tight elbows and shoulder blades were set wide. Deep brisket and vertical straight legs with slightly sloping pasterns and round toes. Moderate turn of stifle, broad thighs. Fine dense silky coat. She moved out on a brisk short stride Best Bitch and BOS.

2 Yarrow’s Sh Ch Bonapartiste Orchid at Lyndfil

Short cobby bitch who is so typical of her breeding. Misbehaving herself today which cost her the first place as I really liked her. I’m sure these 2 will change places many times.

3 Cutler’s Tarward Laura of Jayricnbrits

Veteran bitch (3,0)

1 Molton’s Sh Ch Jayricbrits Eternal at Braebrits

12-year-old whose beautiful construction shows through, and I would have loved to have judged her in her prime where I feel she would have been unbeatable. Movement was still true and belying her years. Thought she would have been my best veteran but unfortunately, she started to flag in the had to give way to the younger dog.

2 Southorn’s Sh Ch Rochus Juliet

7-year-old orange and white who was worthy of her title. Lovely shape with a feminine expression but not quite as positive as 1 when moving.

3 Taylor and Gill’s Patouche Jais

Barbara Stamp


Special Classes

The Brittany Club Of Great Britain
Thursday 23rd September 2021
I should like to extend my sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee of The Brittany Club Of Great Britain for inviting me to Judge 3 special classes during their Open Show – I considered it a great honour and privilege to have been afforded this opportunity and was thrilled with the size of the entry and depth of quality of those dogs entered. It was a most enjoyable day and experience for me and I greatly appreciated the opportunity of the appointment, which allowed me to Judge many quality dogs.

SY-AD Astra Special Yearling Dog or Bitch (4)

1ST Graham & Yarrow, Mrs L & Mrs J, Bonapartist Pickpocket: A male of just 22 months of age. A beautifully balanced dog with the requisite square outline. His head shape is correct viewed from both the front and side with strong muzzle and underjaw and correctly placed and set ears. Dentition correct, clean and complete. Clean neck well set into good lay of shoulder. Very good depth and width to chest, well rounded ribcage and short loin. Good hindquarter assembly without exaggeration. Quality bone and feet. Round, tight feet with short nails. Moved on a brisk short stride.

2ND Molton, Mr W I & Mrs E P, Bonapartist Pegogotty: A bitch of again 22 months of age. Well presented and shown. Head of correct proportions with intelligent expression, dentition correct, clean and complete, moderate stop, strong, tapered muzzle without appearance of being snipey. Ears set high good forehand assembly, chest deep with good width, ribs well sprung and rounded back short with strong loin, Tight feet with short nails. Topline held on the move.

3RD Yarrow, Mr P A & Mrs J A, Pesh Di Val Grossa Of Bonapartist (IMP IT)

Reserve: Cutler, Mrs M J, Rochus Serpentine With Jayricnbrits

ST – Sandy Massie Memorial Special Open BCGB Tan Dog or Bitch (7, 2abs)

1ST Cocking & Barnaby, Miss J L & Mr P Bonapartist Odette At Ruckinite: I loved this bitch as soon as she came into the ring as she fulfils the mental template I have for this lovely breed. Feminine yet sturdy and fit for purpose and free from exaggeration. Extremely well balanced. Balanced feminine head of correct proportions. Dark eye of correct shape and high earset. Dentition correct, clean and complete, Super clean neck leading to muscular shoulders and well rounded and sprung ribcage. Deep chest and of good width with elbows tight to the brisket. Loin short and muscular. Well muscled hindquarters with moderate bend of stifle. Round, tight feet with sort nails. Correct brisk movement which won her the class.

2ND Poole, Mr M & Mrs L, Sanbosier Naos At Laurremar: Male of just over 4 years of age. Another who presented a balanced square and cobby outline. Well shaped head with strong muzzle and moderate
stop, correct, clean and complete dentition and high earset. Deep chest of good width and well-rounded ribcage. Strong in hindquarters with good muscletone. Excellent bone and feet with short nails. Moved
briskly but also demonstrating little rear extension.

3RD Cutler, Mrs M J, Tarward Precious Girl With Jayricnbrits

Reserve: Southorn, Mrs K, Rochus Nelke

SO – Peter Green Memorial Special Open Dog Or Bitch (12)

1ST Yarrow, Mr P A & Mrs J A, SH CH Bonapartist Odile: This bitch of nearly 3 years years of age epitomises breed type all through – a total privilege to complete a hands-on assessment of her. On the stack she presents a true breed outline in all areas – square and cobby with no exaggeration. Her head is correctly proportioned with a soft expression, strong muzzle and good underjaw and correctly set ears. Correct, clean and complete dentition. Clean neck that leads seamlessly into muscular well laid shoulders. Deep chest of good width with elbows tight to the brisket. Good length of foreleg with good bone and feet with short nails. Well rounded ribcage and short muscular loin. She has the correct slope of croup with well muscled powerful thighs. Lovely brisk movement maintaining her outline throughout.

2ND Yarrow, Mr P A & Mrs J A, SH CH Bonapartist Orchid Of Lyndfil: Another super quality exhibit of 3½ years of age. Well balanced – she presented a super square and cobby outline when standing. Her head is clean and of the correct proportions with good width of skull, medium stop and strong muzzle and correct, clean and complete dentition.. High set well placed ears. Clean neck leading through to a very good layback of shoulder. Her chest is deep and with elbows that are close to the brisket. Forelegs of good length. Well rounded ribcage leading to short, strong loin. Totally unexaggerated hindquarters with moderate turn of stifle. Excellent bone and feet with short nails. Moved briskly with the desired hind

3RD Anderson, Mr J & Mrs B A, Rochus Marvin
Reserve: Southorn, Mrs K, SH CH Rochus Juliet

Martyn J Rees (Judge)