NOTTS AND DERBY DISTRICT STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CLUB
OPEN SHOW 9TH DECEMBER 07
CRITIQUE by DIANE TAYLOR - NIATONA
MPD 6 entries 1 Absent
1 CHINASTAFF SOLDIERBOY PENNSMITH – Very much still a baby but I would expect this fella to turn heads throughout his show career. Super clean head with very good proportions, his expression when he did use his small rose ears was appealing. Upstanding and straight front with super feet. His general body shape is that of a baby, still rib and shape to come but for a minor puppy it was more than pleasing. A bit overangulated on the rear and took a while to settle on the move.
2 MERIMNA AHEAD INLINE – Standard black brindle boy who moved out well. He didn’t have the head of the winner but saying that there was ample for a baby. Super strength to his underjaw and longer cast in the coupling than the first.
3 ALPORT ALMARA
PD 7 entries 1 Absent
1 TILLCARR PYROTECNIK – Oh boy was I taken with this bloke! Super headed black brindle, deep through and chiselled without any coarseness. Good eye shape and placement and rose ears which enhanced an expression that screamed <placew:ston>Stafford. Well boned front supported on good feet. Good depth of brisket and smashing body shape for a young male. His rear quarters were well muscled although he did move a tad close behind. He won this class with room to spare and beat a very good puppy bitch to go BPIS.
2 BLAZIN BOY BILLY PENNSMITH – A red with obviously still a bit of growing up to do in the body stakes. He didn’t have the shape or definition of the winner of the class. He did, however, have a super shaped head, again like the winner with pleasing proportions and without any coarseness. He is still very raw but everything appeared to be in the right place. Like the first, turned out in super condition.
3 RUSSTAFF CLYDES PRIDE
JD 7 entries 1 Absent
1 JAJCA PHOENIX FROM THE FLAME – Absolute show pony who won this class on overall balance and movement. Red dog who has an appealing head and expression but scored on his construction over second place. More spring of rib wouldn’t go amiss but this certainly didn’t detract me from giving him this class. Shown in tip top condition and handled to perfection.
2 WILDSTAFF MISTER MACHISMO – Stood still this black brindle was as shapely as you can get. Lovely spring of rib, short coupled and short backed with well developed shoulder and thigh muscles. He did move better behind and was again, shown in super condition.
3 VALE OF BRYN RHYS
MD 4 entries 1 Absent
1 WILDSTAFF MISTER MACHISMO – see 2nd Junior Dog
2 PRINCE WHITE SOCK – Black brindle and white boy with a very appealing head and expression. He needs to harden up hence his second place. His body was like the winner, very shapely but just not the condition.
3 BANNETYKE REVIVAL
ND 6 entries 1 Absent
1 VALE OF BRYN RHYS – This pied dog was 3rd in junior and is still very much a baby. At 13 months he has time on his side and looked just as he should for an adolescence. Clean, chiselled head with coal black eyes and rose ears. His front was a bit sloppy but more from lack of development I feel than construction. Short in the back and coupling with a decent enough spring of rib.
2 DARK LIGHTER – The most gorgeous coloured and marked dog. Mahogany brindle and white and his markings lead you to the illusion he is rather terrier when in fact he is a nice blend. He moved out well enough and was beaten on length of back and tuck up. Handled very well.
3 STAR OF KIA
GD 5 entries 1 Absent
1 ALPORT LATINO HEAT FOR MAMASITAS – When you say a dog is typy this is it! Absolute Stafford staring back at you. Super head, clean, deep through and chiselled. Round eyes perfectly placed to give that “look at me” look. Front and rear angulation, balanced and symmetrical with also a good depth of brisket and spring of rib. He won this class with comparative ease because of his type and style but his condition made him no where near in the final line up which I thought was a shame. Put some work into him, he could be worth the effort.
2 DARK LIGHTER – see 2nd in Novice
3 RUMROURKE RUBINO
PGD 3 entries 1 Absent
1 LONGDRIVE BLUE KENTUCKY - Black brindle dog who won this class on overall balance and condition. He moved far better in front than the second placed dog. He had a decent shape about him throughout the body and was handled well.
2 SPANAFFY GUNSABLAZIN – A lot of dog here in a standard package which lost balance. That said he had a deep through head and bone for <country-regionw:ston><placew:ston>England. He drove out well from behind with powerful quarters. Again, handled well.
LD 7 entries
1 DRINGSHAW VALENTINO – Super skewbald who ticked most of the boxes for me. Smashing headshape with width and depth throughout. His foreface, although a tad fleshy also has width and depth and a walloping underjaw to boot. His good front is supported on well padded feet and his depth of brisket is just right to maintain balance when viewed from the side. He has a smashing bodyshape with ample spring to his rib and a well defined waist. His rear quarters are powerful but does move a bit closer than is required – that said there is drive in abundance. Turned out immaculately and in good order condition wise. Here is a lad I would be proud to own BD and RBIS.
2 JAJCAS CHALLENGER – Another super dog who pushed the winner hard. Again an exemplary headshape that no one would mistake for anything other than a mature male <placew:ston>Stafford. He was cleaner on the foreface than the winner but didn’t have the width of underjaw. His body shape is also very good, he is ultra short in both the coupling and back. Balanced in both front and rear angulation but did move again, a bit close behind. He lost out on width to the quarters to the winner but this was nit picking on my behalf. Another dog who could grace my sofa RBD.
3 LORANDAN IDAHOE RED
OD 5 entries 1 Absent
1 JOJALANE THORN IN MY SIDE – Upstanding brindle who shows himself much better when relaxed. This fella obviously would have rather been somewhere else and made his handler work hard. His clean, chiselled head houses nice round eyes but they are rather light. His front is much better on the move than when stacked and he didn’t make my job easy. He scored over second on a more shapely body and rear quarters.
2 RUSSTAFF THE FALL GUY – Much preferred the expression on this dog than the winner but as I said above he just wasn’t as shapely in the body. Good front and like the winner moved very well showing a good topline.
3 DARK LIGHTER
MPB 7 entries
1 JAJCA CLASSIC BLACK VELVET – Black brindle baby who looked just as she should for a minor puppy. Super little head shape on her which I would imagine can only get better as she matures. Short enough in the coupling and back and moved well enough (as babies do).
2 TIDESTAFF FIRECRACKER – A proper stripy brindle little lady who lost out on head to the winner but had a smashing body shape for one so young. Again moved well enough.
3 TOFFEESTAFF MOLLYS MAGGIE
PB 10 entries 1 Absent
1 BRIGANAH BLACK ORCHID JW – Absolute sweetheart of a puppy with an outstanding general head shape, width and depth throughout, although a bit fleshy on the foreface. Good depth of brisket and straight front when stacked but she did move better behind. Super bodyshape, short in the coupling and in the back and she had a lovely spring of rib. Well muscled up throughout and I loved her chunky bum as she strutted off up the mat. BPB
2 TILLCARR BLACK BETTY – Another super puppy bitch who I think like the first should have a good show career ahead of her. Not quite the head of the winner but still a very good one. She did score in the front over the first but didn’t move quite as positive behind. She also had a smashing body shape with a short back and coupling (although not as short as the winner). Both these bitches and the third placed puppy were, I thought, very promising.
3 TUSSELSTAFF BLACK FURY
JB 7 entries 1 Absent
1 WILDSTAFF JO BLACK – Black brindle bitch who is a picture in the body when stacked. Her general headshape is nice enough but she does have some flesh around the foreface. She uses her beautiful rose ears very well and they do enhance her expression. She does move a bit close both fore and aft but has drive from well bent stifles and well muscled quarters. In super condition.
2 WHO DA THOUGHT IT OF ACUTESTAF – Lost out to the winner on overall condition. Again a pleasing enough headshape with enough depth through the stop. She seems to have everything in the right place but she is very sloppy at this stage, still very much a youngster and has loads of time to come together.
3 MILLSTAFF PRECIOUS ONE AT WILSTAFF
MB 8 entries 1 Absent
1 TILLCARR BLACK BETTY – See 2nd PB
2 TUSSELSTAFF BLACK FURY – 3rd in puppy and another baby I was taken with. She wasn’t as together development wise as the two that beat her in the previous class, I describe her in my notes as a raw baby. I adored her headshape, clean, chiselled and a super expression enhanced by lovely rose ears. Time is on her side and I will watch her with interest in the future.
3 TIDESTAFF FIRECRACKER
NB 9 entries
1 TILLCARR BLACK BETTY – See 2nd PB
2 WANNAVILLES MAID OVER YONDER – Substantial black brindle bitch who wasn’t as compact as the winner. Really quite appealing head on her and lovely rose ears. She was more together on the move than the third but not as good as first.
3 WHO DA THOUGHT IT OF ACUTESTAFF
GB 9 entries 3 Absent
1 SANDRA'S DESTINY BY JOVE – Sweet bog standard red/fawn bitch with a lovely head. Very feminine but still with strength. I particularly liked her width and depth to her underjaw. Good front and quarters but lacks rib. Moved well enough.
2 WHO DA THOUGHT IT OF ACUTESTAFF – See 2nd JB
3 KIMSTAFF BO DIDLEY
PGB 7 entries 2 Absent
1 CANAKEY SILVER ROSE – Skewbald bitch with a delightful head and expression unfortunately spoilt a bit by unruly ears. She has ample bone and a lovely spring to her rib. Walloping thighs and she moves with drive.
2 WORASTAFF WHITE TOE KATIE WITH VALORTAURUS – Another very pretty faced bitch who scored well in the general head shape department. Like the winner she has a good bodyshape but was beaten on rear movement. She is short and compact and was turned out immaculately.
3 WANNAVILLES MAID OVER YONDER
LB 6 entries 2 Absent
1 RYURAN DEVIL'S ADVOCATE OF LORANDAN – Lovely brindle bitch who oozes femininity without showing any weakness. Super headshape, and a gorgeous expression enhanced by dark eyes. She was lacking a bit in muscle tone but had enough to secure this class. She moved really well generally but did lack a bit of drive from the rear. Handled very well.
2 WHO DA THOUGHT IT OF ACUTESTAFF – See 2nd JB
3 ALCNIK ROSA PARKS JW
OB 4 entries
1 DUCHESS BLACK BEAUTY – Drop dead gorgeous black brindle bitch who was the star of the show. Exemplary headshape, clean, deep though, width, chiselled, just super! Perfectly set round dark eyes and rose ears which she used all the time just stole my heart. Her make and shape is a joy to assess – ramrod front, good shoulders, good topline, enough depth of brisket, good spring of rib, tucked up in loin, correct bend of stifle – she moulded from one bit into another and moved as such. I was absolutely smitten and just wished she was mine. This lady definitely has the X Factor, BB and BIS.
2 DOLLEZE DAY DREAM – Brindle bitch who like the winner moved extremely well, but just didn’t have the appeal in the head. Not that she is underheaded but the winner is copybook for me. She too had a beautiful front and quarters but not the spring of rib of the first placed bitch. She was exhibited with good muscle tone but appeared a little lack lustre in coat.
3 JOJALANE PRECIOUS PETAL
VB 3 entries
1 SPEARHEAD JEWEL JADE – This 10 year old black brindle lady still has it. I judged her as a junior and I don’t think she has lost any of her clean and chiselled head since then. She has width and depth not only through the skull but also the foreface and underjaw. Straight front supported on well padded feet. Fabulous bodyshape and condition – she put the majority of bitches here today to shame with this. Perhaps she doesn’t have the width through the thigh muscle but I suspect that is age rather than anything else. Her movement like the open bitch was super. A very worthy RBB. 2 BRINDLE BONNIE OF ANTHIAN – Brindle bitch who doesn’t have the head of the winner. She has ample bone and shows a good spring of rib on her short coupled body. Not quite the condition of the first but not far behind. A sweet lady.
3 ELVINOR PANDORA AT MOUNTAINASH
And finally a thankyou to N&DDSBTC for making myself and my husband so welcome and giving me a day to treasure.
Diane Taylor – Niatona
Please find critique by - A R Chell (Chellstocks)
For Nott’s & Derby S.B.T.C Championship Show
Date – 22.7.07 Bitches
Thanks to Nott’s & Derby committee for this opportunity to judge my 2nd Championship Show. I was well looked after, and my thanks to both of my stewards for their excellent co-operation throughout. I have purposely only mentioned mouths and bites a few times as I didn’t come across any major problems, as for fitness quite a few owners would do well to look at this situation in future.
Class 11 M/P/BITCH 10 – 4 ABS
1st SIMPSONS – BRIGANAN BLACK ORCHID
Balance OK & muscle correct ratio – sound bite – moved ok scope to improve
2nd PATRICK TRAWDEN JET BLACK
Similar comments to 1st but taller in construction
3rd PARKERS RUMROURKE RUBIWAX
Reasonable puppy – slightly sloped to topline
Class 12 P/BITCH 10 – 3 ABS
1st LIGGINS & DILLONS – CRAGAILS INDIAN SUMMER
Super puppy this one – well proportioned head and body good bite – angulations correct fore and aft – hard to see movement consistently – but this will improve with showing. I am of the opinion this bitch will go far B-P- Bitch
2nd LEWIS BLAZINSTAFF ETERNAL FLAME
Nice R/White Pied good head and front- moved ok – needs time
3rd SMART ARNHEM NICE N FIESTY
Most things ok – sound enough in construction - flighty ears
Class 13 Junior Bitch – 17 – No ABS
1st WILD WILDSTAFF JO BLACK
Good sound bitch – good shape to head with ratio correct - well balanced very pleasing to look at a balanced back and front showed the bitch to good effect – moved well – prospects look good for this bitch
2nd PEACE’S INKASTAFF MIDNIGHT CHAOS
Another decent bitch - good shape to all parts – shorter in construction than 1st but well balanced
3rd WAYSTAFF STRIKES AGAIN
Red/White Pied – cobby – good front – put together ok
Class 14 Yearling Bitch 6 -2 ABS
1st DAY & NEEDHAM’S STORM PIKE EBONY & IVORY AT BULLRED
Strong head with neat ears – good spring to ribs – moved ok – good front – decent bitch
2nd HUBBIES – HUBBULLS I’M ON FIRE
Similar to 1st in construction good front & head
3rd DIMMOCK’S WANNAVILLES MAID OVER YONDER
Smaller than 1st or 2nd – quite a nice bitch all the same
Class 15 Novice Bitch 14 – 0 ABS
1st STANWAYS WAYSTAFF DUTCH ORCHID
Cobby Type Bitch – good head and front – well balanced and decent movement
2nd SEE 3RD IN PUPPY
3rd ROBINSONS BOYDSLASS BARRACOUDA
Needs more time to develop – slightly long in body which alters balance
Class 16 Graduate Bitch 4 -1 ABS
1st LEWIS’S CORTIJO RED EMBER AT BLAZINSTAFF
Nice balance to this bitch – good head – spring of rib and good back end – moved ok
2nd THOMAS’S WORDSTAFF WHITE TOE –KATIE WITH VALORTAURUS
Cobby type bitch ok but slightly long in construction with reasonable movement
3rd SEE 3RD IN PUPPY
Class 17 – Post Graduate Bitch 18 - 6 ABS
1st NORMAN COATES KENMILL TO QUIZZICAL AT MEGASTELLE
Good quality bitch – good front and back angulations – well balanced throughout although she is very fine – looks decent
2nd SMITH & COX’S WILLOWSTAFF POETIC JUSTICE
Well balanced bitch – cobby head – nice front – short backed bitch – moved ok
3rd POVEYS SNEEZY OF ~HOCKLEY AT LIKALOU
Nice white bitch – good spring to rib and well let down hocks – front and angulation ok
Class 18 – Limit Bitch 22 – 5 ABS
1st FOLWELL & MORRIS’S ROWELLSTAFF MISS PRADA
Superb example of how a bitch should look cracking head – superb shape to frame front and back angulations first class – moved with discernible drive –came down full square when relaxed – I wish she was mine – although very close in final line up in my opinion deserved the ticket B-Bitch
2nd HIGGINSON’S BLACK HASSLE
Not a lot in 1st and 2nd another example of first class breeding – beautiful head full of quality –well balanced frame – good legs and shoulder placement. Good enough to be a champion
3rd SMITH & COX’S WILLOWSTAFF BARBED WIRE
Another very nice bitch cobbier in style than 1 & 2 – well put together – good example of type
Class 19 Open Bitch 18 – 5 ABS
1st SAUNT’S ALPORT SPITFIRE
Head and expression – spot on- well proportioned and beautifully put together bitch with everything in the right place- confirmation first class – good mover – have seen her fitter. Nevertheless super bitch and well deserved R.CC.
2nd STANWAYS WAYSTAFF MEL CIE
Lovely athletic animal – angulations - head- balance and movement ticked all the right boxes for me. A cracking bitch one to be proud of
3rd ROBINSON AND BIRD’S LEGER KNOCKOUT WHIST
Everything about this bitch took my eye. Similar to 2nd – first class animal throughout the standard
Class 20 Veteran 4 – 2 ABS
1st TITLEY BOSANKO’S SPEARHEAD JEWEL JADE
Old but good well put together head and balance all there to see proud as punch
2nd COCKINGS DUSKY ANGEL
In the same category as 1st but younger – lovely stamp of bitch.
Two old girls to be proud of.