Yorkshire Afghan Hound Society

27th February 2022

JUDGE: Richard Bott

I would like to thank the officers and committee for this appointment. The atmosphere at this well run show was super, it was a very pleasurable mornings judging with a lovely entry before me. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for their entry and the sporting way that my decisions were received.

 

Class 1.Veteran Dog or Bitch (5/1 ab)

1st Garamond Cloudberry For Tokando

All male and commanded attention from the moment he entered the ring.  Well proportioned head with good length and correct strength to underjaw. Strong neck flowing neatly into well placed shoulders with a good return to his upperarm.  Balanced in body with pronounced pin bones and fall away to the stern.  He scored in length from hip to hock and this was a deciding factor in the challenge.  On the move he had good carriage using his tail well and placing his feet accurately.  Best Dog and Res BIS.

2nd Ch.Syrdarya Toffy Pop At Eweyisska

Another smart dog who was showing the saying “there’s life in the old dog yet” to be quite true as he was rather taken with the ladies in the class.  Masculine in head with good eye shape and expression. Low set ears and an air of arrogance to him.  Good through the neck and shoulder with straight legs and enough length to the pasterns.  Well bodied with firm loin and pronounced pins.  Good length to his quarters and once he settled he had a pleasing carriage and side gait.

3rd Just For You De Koulanger At ClenaghJW (Imp Fr.)

Res. Ayoubkhan Blue Rose

 

Class 2. Minor Puppy Dog (2/ abs)

1st Saxonmill Majic Me

I found this young chap rather exciting, his head is beautifully balanced for his age and already showing the correct strength to his underjaw and a correct eye shape and expression.  Strong and clean through the neck and shoulders with a good front assembly, straight front and correct among of bone.  Topline level and firm with prominent hipbones, falls away to the stern and has the desired ring to his tail.  Lovely length from hip to hock and short rear pasterns.  On the move he was a delight to watch, placed his feet accurately and had the lift and drive that gave him style and carriage.  I was really taken by him and will watch his exciting future with interest.  Best Puppy Dog and Res BPIS.

2nd Envy Me Heaven On Earth At Threadgold (Imp.Hun)

Well proportioned dog with a masculine head, good length and moderate stop, low set ears and good eye shape.  Good reach of neck, well angulated front and level topline.  Pin bones pronounced and fall away of the croup.  Tail carried high and once he got into his stride had an accurate footfall.  Needs to tighten a little in front action but has plenty of time for this.

 

Class 3. Puppy Dog (2/ abs)

1st Saxonmill Majic Me

2nd Envy Me Heaven On Earth At Threadgold (Imp.Hun)

 

Class 4. Junior Dog.  (2/1 abs)

1st Beast Friend Forever At Djasti AI (Imp Nor) NAF.TAF.

Beautifully presented young male. Masculine head which is developing well, low set ears and enough strength to his underjaw at this stage, eyes a shade round for my taste.  Clean and strong in neck which fitted neatly into his shoulders.  Enough return of forearm, straight legs and large feet.  Slightly longer cast and needing to firm up in topline. Good fall away and raised pin bones.  Plenty of length from him to hock, tail well set with required ring. Covers the ground well just needs to strengthen behind which should come with age. 

 

Class 5. Yearling Dog. (1/ )

1st Affyneeta Morning Mist

Presenting a balanced outline, masculine with out any hint of coarseness.  Pleasing head of good length and correct eye and expression.  Strong neck which fitted well into his shoulders. Angles are balanced fore and aft but a little straight.  Level topline, strong loin, raised pin bones and good fall away.  Super tail which he used well on the move to give the impression of style whilst going around the ring.  Placed his feet well and true on the out and back.

 

Class 6. Maiden Dog. ( 2/ 1abs)

1st Envy Me Heaven On Earth At Threadgold (Imp.Hun)

 

Class 7. Novice Dog.  (3/ 2  abs)

1st Affyneeta Morning Mist

 

Class 8. Graduate Dog.  (1/abs)

1st Calamus Devil In Disguise

Young dog who just needs to gain his confidence to give him a little more presence and carriage in the ring. Presents a typy outline and stands over plenty of ground.  Appealing head with good eye shape and low set ears.  Clean through the neck and shoulder, would like a shade more return of forearm.  Stright front and good feet.  Level back and short loin, he has raised pin bones and a good fall away.  Good length from hip to hock and short from hock to heel. His movement is accurate and covered the ground. 

 

 

 

Class 9. Post Graduate Dog - (1)

1st Bryelis Rebel Heart JW

Appealing head with good strength to under jaw, eyes of correct shape and low set ears.  Strong neck of good length.  Shoulders back and enough return of forearm.  Correct length to back, just needs to firm up a little in topline as he tended to dip on the move.  Pronounced pins and enough fall away.  Length in the rear and short from hock to heel.  Covered the ground well in profile and had decent carriage, not quite co-operating with his hander on the out and back and therefore a little uncoordinated. 

 

Class 10. Limit Dog. (No Entries)

 

Class 11. Open Dog. ( 1 )

1st Pashtari Lord Byron

Impressive male who has a very appealing head and certainly looks through you.  Good length to skull and strength to the foreface and underjaw. Strong neck and well placed shoulders.  Good return of forearm, straight front and large feet. His body is well proportioned with raised pin bones and desired fall to the stern. Tail has required curl and used well on the move.  Good length from hip to hock.  He placed his feet well on the out and back, had good carriage on the move, I just felt the veteran had slightly better rear extension in the challenge. Beautifully presented and at one with handler.  Pleased to award Res Best Dog.

 

Class 12. Minor Puppy Bitch (1)

1st Saxonmill Majic Mirror

Wow! This young bitch is divine in my opinion, she has femininity, elegance, style and substance, she excited me a great deal.  Exquisite head and expression, length to her skull, typical expression coming from correctly shaped eyes and the right among of strength to her underjaw. Strong neck leading to a super front assembly.  Stands on straight legs and large feet.  Correct length of back and firm in loin, pronounced pin bones and desired fall away.  Lovely curl to her tail which was well set and carried correctly on the move.  Well bent stifles and good length from hip to hock, short from hock to heel.  On the move she is a delight, effortless springy gait with carriage and style, even at this age she places her feet so accurately.  My pleasure to award Res BB, BPB and BPIS. Could have taken her home.

 

Class 13. Puppy Bitch. (2)

1st Ayoubkhan Porcelain Dove

Feminine with the right amount of substance.  Good length to head and correct eye shape, just needs to break and develop as she matures.  Good reach of neck, balanced angles and body developing as it should at this age.  Firm loin and raised pin bones, good fall away to the stern.  Stifles well bent and with plenty of length behind.  More collected on the move than War of Worlds at this stage and showing carriage and style.

2nd Calamus War Of The Worlds At Threadgold (Imp. Pol)

Appealing head of good length and strength to underjaw,  Enough lay back of shoulder and return of forearm, straight front and large feet.  Firm in topline and short loin.  Tail set slightly higher.  Good length behind and short from hock to heel.  Covered the ground with an open side gait, just needs to strengthen behind which should come with age.

 

Class 14. Junior Bitch   (2/  abs)

1st Geordele Time To Shine At Istani

Really liked this sassy lady who is full of character.  Feminine head of good length, strength to the underjaw and correctly shaped eyes.  Good reach of neck and well placed shoulders, very good return of forearm, just need to tighten a little in elbow which she should as she develops in age.  Firm topline with a strong and short loin. Defined pin bones, good fall away to the stern and correct curl in tail, which was used well on the move.  Plenty of length from hip to hock and short from hock to heel.  Presented a very balanced picture for her age and should have a bright future.  On the move she had good carriage and style with an open and springy side gait. 

2nd Shimalma Izarra

Such a super temperament on this lady topped by a very appealing head and expression.  Good length to the skull and slight stop.  Clean through the neck and shoulders.  Balanced angles fore and aft, would just like a little more of her all through.  Firm in topline and raised pin bones.  On the move she had a accurate foot fall and covered the ground. 

 

Class 15. Yearling Bitch.  (1/ abs)

1st Medawlark Attitude Is Key The Wones Thendara (Imp. Rus)

This bitch is an example to anyone on condition and presentation. She was put down beautifully and with fabulous muscle tone, which was lacking in a number today.  Feminine and balanced in head with good length and correct amount of strength to her underjaw.  Eyes of correct shape and giving an aloof expression. Strong neck and well angulated front assembly and straight legs.  She is well ribbed back, firm in the loin with raised pin bones and enough fall to the stern.  To complete the balance, I would like her a little higher on leg, which will hopefully come with age.  Good length from hip to hock and short from hock to heel.  Places her feet well on the out and back and has good carriage going around with her head and tail carried high. 

 

Class 16. Maiden Bitch (0)

 

Class 17.  Novice Bitch  (1)

1st Shimalma Izarra

 

Class 18. Graduate Bitch. (2/1 abs)

1st El Roalito Little Silver Feather

 Feminine head of good proportions and enough strength to her underjaw.  Clean in neck and well placed shoulders with straight legs and large feet.  Ribs well back, slightly longer cast and defined pin bones.  Falls away slightly in croup to her stern.  Stifles bent with good length through second thigh.  Moved out well and covered the ground in a steady and accurate fashion.

 

Class 19. Post Graduate Bitch.  (2/)

1st Rhazmakh Rhyme ‘N’ Tyme JW

Appealing head of good length and strength, well shaped eyes and typical expression. Strong neck and well placed shoulders with a good return of forearm.  Would like a little more spring of rib, good topline and firm in loin.  Pin bones prominent and required fall away.  On the move she used her quarters well to drive around the ring, with her head held high and an accurate footfall.

2nd Joneco Eternal Flame

Pleasing head and expression would like a little more strength.  Balanced angles both ends and correct amount of bone and substance. Body developing, needs to drop in chest a little. firm in topline with defined pin bones and enough fall to the croup. Good length from hip to hock.  Needs to strengthen on the move to give a more accurate rear action.

 

Class 20. Limit Bitch.  (4/1 abs)

Best class of the day.

1st Cloudside Flamenco AI

Very smart lady who presented a very typical and balanced outline.  Beautiful head and expression with good length and the right amount to of strength to her foreface and underjaw.  Long and strong in neck which fitted neatly to a well places shoulder and good return of forearm. Straight legs and large feet. Well bodied with ribs back to a firm and correctly proportioned loin, raised pin bones and a good fall to the stern.  Good length from hip to hock and stifles well bent and in good muscular condition.  Short from hock to heel.  Tail well placed and with the desired ring.  On the move she was accurate on the out and back with a good foot placement.  In profile she covered the ground with an open and springy side gait carrying herself well with her head high and plenty of attitude. Pleased to award Best Bitch and Best in Show. 

2nd Aqua’s The Bitchisback At Bichoux JW (Imp USA)

Stylish and eye catching lady who certain does look straight through you as you approach her.  Feminine head of good length, raised occiput, low set ears and good strength to foreface.  Strong neck fitting well into shoulders.  Enough layback and good return.  Ribs back and strong in loin, giving a firm topline with the desired fall away from her raised pin bones.  Good length from hip to hock with well bent stifles.  Had good carriage on the move and accurate footfall.

3rd Cloudside Sevillana At Eweyisska AI

 

Class 21. Open Bitch.  (2/  abs)

1st Saxonmill Kiss Bang Bang Clenagh JW

Good type and balance. Feminine in head showing good length and strength, correct eye shape.  Strong neck and well placed shoulders, good return and straight front.  Ribs well back and firm in loin, pulling back a little on the stack and lost her topline, however held well on the move.  Raised pin bones and good fall away.  Plenty of length from hock to heel with well bent stifles.  Moved well with carriage and good lift in profile.

2nd Neytiri De Koulanger With Azmari JW (Imp. Fr)

Pleasing head of good length and low set ears.  Good length of neck and lay of shoulder.  Straight front and large feet.  Well ribbed back and short loin, carrying a little weight today. Pin bones prominent and enough fall away.  Moved covering the ground in profile.