WHIPPET CLUB OF SCOTLAND .June 2nd 2018 Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge their championship show, they might not realise it but WCOS was the first club show I judged 26 years ago ! It was a sad occasion to miss seeing my lovely friend Jessie Mcleod ring side ,such a strong member of the club for many years she will always be sadly missed, but pleased to see Johnson with a new puppy to keep his interest in whippets . A super entry considering a champ show the day before down south , many thanks for those who made the journey up north for me to assess their whippets , I truly had some hard decisions throughout the day. The first whippet club show to have a champions class , but at the end of the day I was choosing in my opinion the best dog whether already champion or not. I see both my CC winners are exactly the same way bred but not the same litter !
Dogs MP 5 (1) 1 and BPD Morris and Waddell Falconcrag Top Class at Crosscop. fawn, Very raw boy , lovely smooth lines , excellent head leading to strong neck , correct shoulder placement , flowed under my hands , best of feet on good bone , . So sound on the move , one to watch as he matures.2) Howgate and Hull Palmik King Of Clubs , parti boy of just 6 months and looking how a baby should , correct amount of bone at this stage just not matching my winner standing or on the move , Another one to watch . 3 ) Coulter Janibelle rocket and roll at Collooney
P 2 (1) 1 Watson Stoneroll Love In motion B/W parti , just going through the leggy stage at present ,lovely head and good shoulders , not helping his handler on the day.
J 8 (3) 1 Mckenzie Courtbourne Timmy At Aberlark ( imp Nor) Smart parti dog , excelled in head , neck and shoulders , tight feet and good bone , good depth of brisket and just the right amount of length going to correct topline and rear angulation , very sound on the move .2 Bissett Crosscop Harvest Moon< different type to one , more compact , super condition and coat good front and rear angles . 3 ) Wood Ardencoat Dating Destiny
Y 5 1 Howgate and Hull Palmik Whisper Again JW, parti dog ,quite the showman, works really hard for his handler Well balanced dog super head and correct shoulder placement which we are seriously losing in whippets , loved his shape and topline , which he kept on the move .So very sound considerd him for RCC 2 Ellis Railfield Rainmaster , handsome brindle boy , the best Ive seen him look, really coming into his own , Would just like a little more drive from the rear, unlucky to meet 1 on such top form. 3 Poole ,Edenwhip Quantum Of Solace
N 6 (2) 1 Falconcrag T C at C 2) Ardencote D D fawn dog , super head , , long neck, good depth of brisket and length of loin , just not moving at his best today 3 ) Mcgaw Zac`s Boy , What a Star
G 4 ( 2) Morris and Waddel Crosscop I Want You . brindle parti boy 14 months super feet and bone , elegant without being feminine, at the in between stage . 2 Searle Quicksilver He`s The One for Whipsearle , fawn boy , nice feet and good bone , , fine coat , just needs to control his tail a little
PG 12 ( 5 ) 1 and DCC and BOS , Fryer Collooney I Love You At Stonefox , No doubt he`s a boy < masculine head without being coarse , Good bottom jaw , elegant neck onto correct shoulders . good depth of brisket and a sweeping underline matching his sweeping top line , although the handler does at times make him stand too long , thus losing the shape. Best of coats and movement, the best dog of the day for me , Pleased to award him his 1st CC 2 ) Wilson and Ballantyne Lightening Mcqueen at Speymalt < Different type to 1 , heavier all through , mature boy in super condition , still has the super sweeping under line and moved out well . 3 Langcake and Short Langshor The Midas Touch
L 12 (2) Tough decison here between 1 and 2 , splitting hairs . 1 and RCC Glaholm Rae Renowned At Gazenorth . gave this boy RCC last time I judged ! brindle boy of quality , Super head , and ears , good bottom jaw . Best of fronts and one of the few with correct spring of pastern , good depth of brisket and it was complimented by the rise over the loin , excelled on the move , just beat 2 on topline . 2 ) Poole Crosscop No Matter What . Fawn boy , watched this chap from a puppy and wasn’t disappointed on going over , best of heads and super shoulders , slightly more length than one , super coat and condition , if he can control his tail I`m sure he could go all the way. 3 ) Martin Collooney Move On Up
O 11( 2) Woods Ardencote Star Gazer ,Sire of Brcc Handsome fawn/ white trim > looked a picture on the day , Super size .Love his handsome head , long neck leading to good shoulder placement , correct bone , sweeping tuck up and correct topline , moved well < would just prefer some spring of pastern to be critical . 2 ) Arnold Charles Cymone Synergy ( imp Pol) Sh CM , brindle who doesn’t do himself any favours on the stack as he tends to crunch himself up but he excels on the move ,Lovely neck shoulders and front, taller than 1 and 3 but his movement swung 2nd place .3 Green and Place Brochinbelle My Sunshine, Sire of both CC winners .
Champion 3(1) 2 worthy champions 1 Marston-Pollock Ch Falconcrag Another Class , fawn dog who I gave best puppy to last time I judged , still as handsome and fully deserving of his title , masculine but elegant at the same time , best of heads , lean neck onto the best of shoulders , excellent depth of brisket and correct topline, good feet and bone . moved well 2 Whitehead Ch Citycroft High Society .I gave this boy a class last time I judged too , Completely different type to 1, Stronger head and slightly thicker over the neck and throat. Best of shoulders and fill in, super feet and bone, correct length of loin, just slightly flatter topline on the move than 1,
V 5 ( 1) 1 and Best Veteran in Show Whitehead, Smith and Mixides Citycroft Never Forget , handsome red fawn 8 years old but not looking anywhere near that . Lovely shape , well balanced boy masculine head on super neck , . really nice to go over , excelled in shoulders and depth of brisket , good length of body and correct hind angulation , moved with drive and purpose. 2 Beckett –Bradshaw Ch Collooney horny Harry At Hutaka , worthy ch, brindle and white boy , Looking good , super fine coat , masculine head , even if it is going a little grey, still as handsome. Moved with precision and well handled , 3 ) Thomson Berwicklaw Habour Master
Bitches V 8(1) Peacock Linalkin Meadow Lark JW Sh CM. Super sized , compact girl ,Just the S shape I was looking for , well balanced quality brindle rising 8 years , so sound on the move and in top condition. Judged her as a youngster and gave her a good B O B then and group 2. Matured well . Just tired in the challenge for best vet .2 ) Becket-hughs . Ch Collooney Ravishing Rita of Mulranny JW. Silver brindle girl looking a picture and nothing like her age , Well balanced ,moved with drive and purpose ,Longer than 1 but never the less close decision with 1 . 3 Wilson and Ballantne Pipijay Celestial gaze at Speymalt Sh CM
MP Very much a class of babies 6 ( 1) Thirds Stormalong Selkie , just 6 months fawn girl , so well balanced and sound movement for one so young, super for size , nice head leading to good shoulders , correct sweeping under line , good angles front and rear ,best of feet and correct bone . 2 ) Howgate and Hull Palmik Queen of Diamonds . Parti girl , so very much a baby , super feminine girl and has it all there to come into her own , Just not the movement of 1 today. 3 Arnold Lucrezia Lysandra Synergy ( imp pol)
P 8 (2)1 Best PB and Best Puppy in Show. 2 bitches of completely different type . Wilkinson Citycroft Starfall , mature looking fawn girl , so obviously a Citycroft , Up to size , but well balanced , Super feminine head, , good bottom jaw, Long neck into correct shoulders , best of feet and good flat bladed bone , Depth of brisket correct for age , so well balanced and moved with drive and purpose, shown in super condition.2 )Mycroft , Morris and Waddell Crosscop Let it Shine , beautiful feminine fawn girl of excellent size, one I`ve loved since she first came into the show world, Quality in bundles , gorgeous feminine head , such a melting expression, Topline and curves so balanced but , today she was giving her handler a really hard time, and I have seen her move so much better but I have to judge on the day . 3 Mcleod Crosscop One Day At A Time
J Howgate and Hull, Palmik Misty Eve JW , Fawn girl , no doubting her quality , very pretty head , with melting expression , super rose ears , correct neck, Clean and well laid shoulder with correct return of upper arm . Super fit and muscle tone . Handler does tend to over stretch her which makes her look to be needing more second thigh. , which I don’t think she does , moves out well .2 )Smith Lorbri Mistletoe Magic, Nice brindle girl , covers plenty of ground , very sound on the move , Super head , neck and correct shoulders , Well balanced standing and on the move 3 ) Bisset Crosscop True Blue
Y 9 1 and RCC and RBIS Service Crosscop I Love My Life , really fell for this girl , just what I look for in a whippet , that super `S` shape so sadly lacking in so many , Most feminine of heads , rose ears and expression to die for , perfect for size , all the angles , topline and curves fitted so well together , neatest of feet and correct spring of pastern , something else that is hard to find today in the show ring, Depth of body excellent with correct ribbing, coat so fine ,Moved with such flowing movement I could watch her all day, sound as a pound as they say . 2 Oliphant Ranveli Red Alert At Edengrove ,brindle bitch , taller and heavier build than 1 but never the less a nice girl, Well balanced and curvaceous , Strong arched neck , good shoulder placement and return of upper arm , Sweeping topline which she kept on the move , every sound all ways . 3 ) Whitehead , Smith and Mixides Klaruchart Ailama With Citycroft ( imp pol )
N 11 1 Wilkinson C S , 2 ) Thirds S S 3) Mcleod C D A A Time
G 11 (1) Winkley-Balmer Edenwhip For Your Eyes Only , brindle girl of racier type , Good head , super front and correct topline , Lovely flat bone , moved with elegance , shown to perfection . 2 )Wilson and Ballantyn Speymalt Aurora Solstice, Lovely fawn girl in super condition , sweet expression , < mature type and well proportioned , moves with ease , 3 ) Thirds Gorewater Jura At Bruntsfield
PG 11 (3) 1 Langcake and Short Langshor Groovy Kind Of Love < super quality fawn girl , quite on the strong side but still feminine and curvaceous ,I see she is by same sire as DCC , and they do look so similar < Super spring of pastern on correct flat bone , , Loved her sweeping tuck up , good angles all round , just the right amount of hind angulation ,and the soundest mover in the class , considered for the RCC . 2 )Armstrong <Cornstalk Super Model pale fawn girl, another of quality , sweet head and expression, loved her dark eyes , best of ears ,Clean enough shoulder placement and return of upper arm, super arch over back , moved well 3 ) Fryer , Collooney Swing Low at Stonefox
L23 (2) WOW what a class ! really splitting hairs with my first 5 , Loved them all .Close decisions for all 5 placings 1 Green and Place Collooney Hells Angel of Brochinbelle JW Brindle girl , really moved out to perfection to win this class full of quality , so balanced at still under 2 years old , Well proportioned shape with no exaggerations , Correct bone and angles ,best of neck, shoulders, and spring of rib, , The spring of pastern I was looking for and super flat bladed bone . sweet expression and correct ears, Spot on for size . 2 ) Martson-Pollock Falconcrag High Class , stronger bitch all through , but no doubting her quality ,ideal balanced profile shape and super fine coat Flows from head to tail. Moved well and accurately with plenty of drive . Unlucky to meet 1 . 3 ) Perkins < Silkridge Whispering Grass , another super quality girl on top form today .
O 7 ( 2) Not the strongest of classes with having a champions class but more than happy with my placings 1 ) Mc Kenzie Aberlark Cookies N Cream , Pretty parti coloured girl < super for size and true whippet shape , feminine head onto correct neck and shoulders. Well balanced and covering enough ground both standing and on the move < best of feet and correct bone , super fine coat and handled well ,Excellent mover 2 Winkley – Balmer Crosscop Brown Eyed Girl , brindle of finer type to 1, but well balanced . pretty feminine head and super ear placement and gentle expression < neat feet, has plenty of covering , correct bone and front assembly , sweeping tuck up and good angles all through, 3 ) Place Shiny Sensations Smooth Foxy lady at Aarminias ( imp NL)
CH 4 (1) super champion bitches , what more could you ask for !1 BCC and Best in Show Green and Place Ch Collooney Queen Of Dragons with Brochinbelle JW > Ive watched this bitch from a puppy, maturing slowly as the best ones do ,and was not disappointed on having the chance to go over her. Fawn and white bitch who excels in so many departments, from the prettiest of heads to her tail . Nothing exaggerated about her, a good honest whippet , Classic whippet head leading to the arch of neck sadly hardly seen nowadays ,Spring of pastern was there for everyone one to see , shock absorber of a running dog.