The Yorkshire Afghan hound Society Open show 1st April 2023

 It was an honour to have been invited to judge the breed open show , I really had a lovely day judging a nice entry and thank the club for this opportunity and the warm welcome from the committee. and thank the exhibitors for their entry's it's very much appreciated.

 best in show Gardners Saxonmill Majic Me Danwish Res best in show Reed's CLoudside Sunstrike JW Best opposite sex Sanghera's Sitana Love And Thunder Best puppy in show Bellringer's Pramya keep Your Eyes On Me (imp Fin) Res best puppy in show Howard's Altside To Hot To Handle Best veteran in show Winters Garamond Cloudberry For Tokando

 Veteran dog or bitch 1st C & S Winters .. Garamond Cloudberry For Tokando Well presented Black Dog that's almost 10 years old , lovely head with good length of neck Well angled front and rear angulation. Holding his topline. Good Depth to chest with spring of rib and in great condition moved well. best Veteran in show 2nd G Links Multi Ch Popov's Bora Bora At Orashhan JW, (imp) Another well presented Gold Bitch Almost 9 years old pleasing head . Good strong neck & strong shoulders, straight front and well Angled rear construction. Deep chest , short loin . Holding her topline on the move, great condition for her age and moved well Res best Bitch

Minor Puppy dog 2 entries 1st Mr & Mrs Howard's Altside Too hot To Handle 6month old cream boy pleasing head good length to muzzle and nice dark eyes with good pigmentation. strong neck into well placed shoulders. When settled he has an overall pleasing outline Good front and rear assembly and holds his topline well, nice ring to tail and moved well for such a youngster 2nd Mr & Mrs Drage's Zendushkas Born to Run. Also 6 months old, Self masked red boy that is very nice to go over, good body shape stood but having a good time on the move making it hard for his handler and difficult to asses his movement on the day I am sure once he settles he will do well

 Junior Dog 2 entries 1st J Walsh's 1st Khawari You Got The Look , Black and silver male almost 14 months . Well presented boy with nice head finer made . good shape throughout straight front and well Angled rear good topline ring Tail. moved well with his handler 2nd Roper's Sitana The Kinsman At Temenshu , 13 month old black masked Gold dog well developed young male that is of good shape throughout good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm deep chest well shaped rear level topline . He just was a bit erratic on the move on the day and which made it difficult to asses his movement ,

Yearling Dog 1 entry 1st T Gardener's Saxonmill Majic Me Danwish just over 20 months . Black and Tan , Absolutely lovely male with a beautiful head, arched neck into good shoulder placement great front assembly deep chest with well sprung ribs, short loin well angled, rear, low hocks . Well presented and Loved watching him on the move, my best dog and best in show

Grad dog 1 entry Abs

Post Graduate Dog. 3 entries 1st Edward's Beast Freind Forever @ Djasti AI (imp Nor) 1st, 2 years 5 months old brindle male, very handsome boy with a lovely head. pleasing expression. Good construction front and rear holding a good topline deep chest absolutely beautifully presented moved well 2nd Newton's Shimalma Jägermeister just over 2-1/2 shaded mask pale gold boy of lovely type. Lovely head good neck and well placed shoulder good front . Like his length of body nice construction to rear . Just felt he lost out on the day on movement . 3rd Mr & Mrs Howard's Krishan Rainbow Warrior

Limit dog 3 entries . 1st A&G Reed's CLoudside Sunstrike JW 5 . 1/2 year old brindle male , lovely expressive head on this boy, he is pleasing to go over good neck strong shoulder with powerful front, well shaped body construction and well angled rear, ring tail , beautiful presentation on this dog , moves with ease round the ring . Res best dog & res best in show 2D Mitchell & Smithson's Zandahar Xplosive Storm 5year old shaded masked gold dog that is also very well put together, and liked him a lot for overall shape, he has a really good body under a lot of coat that was immaculately presented . Handled well , I am sure these 2 dogs could change places on another day 3rd J Walsh's Calamus a Devil in Disguise

Best dog Gardener's Saxonmill Majic Me Danwish Res best dog Reed's CLoudside Sunstrike JW Best puppy dog Howard's Altside Too Hot To Handel

Minor puppy bitch 2 entries 1st J Blessington's Rhazmakh Portrait Of Summer 6.1/2 month old black masked pale gold bitch that Is of nice shape. pleasing head, nice length of neck. good front and rear, and good depth to chest for her age . moved well once she settled, 2nd Mr T&Mrs J Scott's Altside Hot Shot At Arushkhan , 6 month old pale gold bitch, very raw baby that is balanced through Out, did so well when going over her taking it in her stride she showed well for one so young sure she will do well once she has time to mature ,

Puppy bitch 2 entered 1st S Bellringer's Prama Keep Your Eyes On Me ( imp Fin ) Almost 9 months old bitch . Black masked gold girl that is a lovely puppy , she Has a lovely expressive head well shaped body Good front with depth to chest for her age, well shaped rear, ring tail and she moved with style that made you look at her. Please to award her best puppy in show 2nd Scott & Scott's Altside Hot Shot At Arushkhan , ( see previous class )

 Junior Bitch 3 entries 1st Sanghera's Sitana Love And Thunder almost 13 months old . Self masked red bitch that has a lovely head, sparse coat so nothing to hide her lovely outline she is well constructed with a good front, depth of chest is good as is her layback of shoulders, good length to ribs . Short loin well angled rear , honest bitch that was worthy of me awarding her best bitch . 2nd Mr & Mrs Latimer's Sitana Moon Star At Zharook , Litter sister to 1st Self masked gold, Another lovely bitch from this litter. This girl is also a nice bitch , good body shape underneath a heavy coat Much the same comments as her litter sister but just not as settled on the move 3rd S Bellringer's Prama keep Your Eyes On Me (1st in puppy bitch )

Novice bitch 1 entry 1st Sanghera's Sitana Love And Thunder (see 1st in above class) Graduate Bitch 2 entries 1st Mr A kirk's Geordele Time To shine At Istani 2years 3 months Black and Tan Bitch , Nice girl of pleasing shape , pretty head , strong neck and shoulders , holds her topline well , good front and rear, depth to chest with well sprung ribs . Like her outline. And she moved well with her handler 2nd Mitchell /Smithson & Thornton's Absolute Afghan's India At Karnnak ( imp Nor ) 2-1/2 year old bitch . black masked Gold that was immaculately presented . Pleasing head good strong shoulder and straight front good topline, deep chest and well Angeles rear . Moved well but just was outdone today by first placed bitch on movement

 Limit Bitch 1 entry . 1st Mr A Kirk & Mrs E Williams. Calamus Dirty Dancing Of Istani gold bitch that was also presented well , pleasing to go over and looks nice when stood and of good construction but I felt she was just a bit overweight and felt it held her back ever so slightly when moving ,

 Open bitch 1entry 1st Mr & Mrs Vowles , Neytiri De Koulanger With Azmari JW ( imp France) 4. 1/2 year old b Black masked gold bitch . Another that was presented in immaculate condition. Lovely shape with good construction throughout well Angled front and rear assembly. Deep chest , good topline , for me just a bit overweight on the day but didn't hold her back on the move Best bitch Sanghera's Sitana Love and Thunder Res best bitch Link,s Multi Champion Popov's Bora Bora at Orashhan Best puppy bitch Bellringer's Pramya keep Your Eyes on Me ( imp fin)

Judge: Elsie Moyes