Lancashire Heeler Crufts Results 2009
Judge: Miss Sarah Whybrow
Photo by Tracy St. Clair Pearce
|BEST OF BREED||BEST PUPPY|
CH HOTPOT HELL FOR LEATHER AT PERRANFELL
Owner: MR N & MRS L HUGHES
Owner: MRS E & MISS EY GORDON
|BEST DOG||BEST BITCH|
CH HOTPOT HELL FOR LEATHER AT PERRANFELL
Owner: MR N & MRS L HUGHES
CH FOXTHYME ELIZA
Owner: MRS E LORD
|RESERVE BEST DOG||RESERVE BEST BITCH|
CH YEDLIE BASIL AT BOWANNE
Owner: MESDAMES D & L LOWE & SIGGERS
Owner: MISS C E APPLETON
Judge: Miss S A Whybrow's show report
Having been in this wonderful breed over twenty-five years I was looking forward to judging here in 2012 and thank the many sporting exhibitors for accepting me as a replacement this year at such short notice, and for making my day a very memorable and enjoyable one. I would also like to wish Mr Ellis Hulme a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back judging very soon. Thanks also to my very efficient stewards.
Veteran Dog (5, 1 ab)
1. Lowe & Siggers’ Ch Yedlie Basil at Bowanne. Now eleven and an old favourite of mine. A fantastic head, wonderful topline, front and movement. He still has it all and is a very worthy Champion. RCC.
2. Allison’s Tapatina Adwen at Duncandale. At eight he still has a wonderful front, level topline, good spring of rib and moved with drive.
3. Cutler’s Lankeela Legend Hasit ShCM. Eleven and a half and still going strong, good head, topline, angulations, and moved out with spring in his step.
Special Puppy Dog (3)
1. Gordons’ Troutop Rolo. At thirteen months this liver and tan is a very nice, happy youngster. Good size, excellent type, lovely head with good use of ears. Correct front with good movement for his age. Going well for his handler, and one I shall watch with interest. Best Puppy.
2. Swann’s Plaisance Bohannon at Swanndale. Slightly smaller than (1). A nice baby with a good head, topline and spring of rib. Front needs to tighten. Rather unsettled today, just beat his half brother into third place.
3. Cartledge’s Hawkhill Valentine of Ryslip. He was certainly enjoying his day! Good size, nice head, topline ok, front not his fortune. Giving his handler a hard time.
Special Junior Dog (1)
1. Dawes’ Ronleydon Amber Storm. Seventeen months, nice size, flat skull, good angulation front and rear. Moved well.
Post Graduate Dog (14, 3 ab)
Apart from the placed dogs a rather disappointing class.
1. Ingram’s Lancypat Just Barney. A very good example of the breed, at just two has matured well. Wonderful head, flat skull, nice use of ears. Good spring of rib. Lovely brisk action, well handled.
2. McFarlane’s Bowanne Sugar Daddy. Smaller type, solid compact little chap, makes good use of those lovely tipped ears. Moved with real drive, the best I have seen him.
3. Jones’ Lancypat Just Harvey with Collayo. Litter brother to (1), another nice example who moved well, not quite as mature as his brother yet, but easily deserved his place in this class.
Limit Dog (12, 1 ab)
1. Jones’ Welshmoor Father Jack. A good strong Heeler, nice angulation with excellent spring of rib, coat of good texture, moved with drive.
2. Simpsons’ McHeel’s Hugh-G at Simonsville (Imp Fin). Smaller than (1) but with plenty of drive, nice flat skull, firm topline, well handled.
3. McFarlane’s Bowanne Sugar Daddy. 2nd in PGD.
Open Dog (9, 3 ab)
1. Hughes’ Ch Hotpot Hell For Leather at Perranfell. He came, he saw and boy did he conquer! Wonderful head and expression, nice dark eye, great topline, good spring of rib. This dog could certainly do a day’s work and is most definitely ‘fit for function’. If being ultra critical, I would like a tad more of him. He just flows round the ring; a joy to watch and a pleasure to award him the CC and Best of Breed.
2. Bancroft’s Doddsline Duffy. Another nice dog, good head, level topline, moved with drive. Not quite as outgoing as (1).
3. Norman’s Ch Normansville Lone Star. A dog of great quality, lovely outline, not making the best of himself today.
Good Citizen Dog (3)
1. Dawes’ Lancypat Just Jackson. VHC in Limit. Workmanlike, more settled in this class.
2. Coleman’s Parabar Percy at Jazeeler. Smaller type, needs to mature, moved ok once settled.
3. Coleman & Flanagan’s Adnyl Black Excess at Jazeeler. Moved ok, slightly straight behind. Just needs time.
Veteran Bitch (4)
1. Cutler’s Lankeela Lucky Heather. Thirteen and a half years, or is it months? Apart from her tan fading certainly doesn’t look her age and could keep up with the best of them. Super type, she moves with attitude and is sound as a pound.
2. Cartledge’s Ch Leonine Ivy at Ryslip. At ten starting to show her age, still a a lovely make and shape and a very worthy ambassador for the breed.
3. Lagonegro’s Davigar Lady Padme at Giandani. A nice type, but like me carrying a few extra pounds!
Special Puppy Bitch (3)
How lovely to see a class of such outgoing youngsters.
1. Jones’ Doddsline Daffodil at Welshmoor. At ten months a very happy and outgoing girl. Nice head with dark eyes, good front and rear with nice angulation, good tail carriage and moved well.
2. Gordons’ Troutop Norma. At thirteen months another nice type, good front, flat skull and very good use of ears.
3. Felstead’s Foveaux Mazin Maisie. Again a nice type, very pretty, good level topline. A tad straight behind, very well handled.
Special Junior Bitch (5, 1 ab)
1. Davies’ Ronleydon Amber Falls. Nice size, excels in head with lovely dark almond eyes, good topline, good front and movement.
2. Bell’s Bellsmond Lyokha. A girl who could do a day’s work, with a great attitude. Good body, nice head and reach of neck, would to see her in a year’s time.
3. Taylor’s Ronleydon Amber Sunshine over Tapatina, Litter sister to (1). Another nice one, flat skull, firm level topline, well handled.
Post Graduate Bitch (9, 2 ab)
1. Appleton’s Foxthyme Paris. What a cracker! Excellent type, fabulous head, good reach of neck, lovely dark eye. Good front, level topline, moves so true. Gave her older sister a run for the CC but had to settle for the Reserve CC today. I am sure it won’t be long before she takes top honours.
2. Owens’ Russiatree Canbegood JW. Good type, nice head, flat skull and good ear set. Moved with drive.
3. Bowes’ Bowanne Holly Hocks. Good quality bitch of a nice size, moved well but looking a bit ‘bum high’ today!
Limit Bitch (10, 1 ab)
1. Jones’ Swanndale Black Dahlia at Herwr JW. The best I have seen this girl show. Wonderful compact body, lovely head, nice topline, good front. Moved with drive in this class, unfortunately lost concentration in the challenge and spoilt her chances of going further. Her day will surely come.
2. Bancroft’s Hotpot Kiddie Cate by Cheinban. Smaller type, but has matured nicely. Good firm topline, moved well.
3. Bellinger’s Foxthyme Little Dorry at Heelstone. Good front, moved well.
Open Bitch (10, 1 ab)
1. Lord’s Ch Foxthyme Eliza. A wonderful example of the breed, with that typical Heeler expression. Her head is to die for, she excels in body and is firm and level in topline. Shown in excellent condition, and boy can she move. An absolute joy to watch glide around the ring, again she would be happy to work all day and definitely ‘fit for function’. A pleasure to award her the CC.
2. Owens’ Doddsline Couldbegood for Russiatree ShCM. Nice strong type, slightly longer cast than (1), firm level topline, moved well.
3. Swanns’ Plaisance Night Sky over Swanndale. Slightly smaller than (1) and (2). Nice type, rather narrow in head. Showed well.
Good Citizen Bitch (2)
1. Reid’s Doddsline Flora. Pretty liver and tan, bit on the small side, front could be better. Moved with enthusiasm.
2. Lagonegro’s Davigar Lady Padme at Giandani. 3rd in VB.