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South Wales Open Show Dog of the Year 2002
The judges’ reports

I WOULD like to thank the officials and committee for the invitation to judge at this most prestigious event held at the luxurious Best Western Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran, South Wales.
Along with my co-judge, Bill Browne-Cole, we were presented with some top quality dogs.

We were left with three dogs from which to decide the winner:- the Whippet, Ch Janelyn Silvatec Sixpence, owned by Mr M Saunders, very nice bitch of great quality, correct size, good head and eye, good front, could have had more drive and extension in the final run off.

The Norwich Terrier, Ch Glenhafod Arizona, owned by Mr & Mrs Mason, very smart dog, of good size, good head and expression, correct coat, moved very smartly, runner up to the Shih Tzu. The Shih Tzu, Ch Daltricia Menelaus JW, owned by Mrs P Maule, gold and white dog of good type and balance, very good head and expression, correct nose placement, strong coat which was excellently presented, moved with great freedom and drive which won him the day.

Roy Metcalfe

THE RUNNING of this event under the auspices of the South Wales Kennel Association and the quality of the dogs and the venue was first class.

From some top quality dogs, Roy Metcalfe and myself were left with tree exhibits. Best of match, the Shih Tzu Maule’s Ch Daltricia Menelaus JW, fabulous make and shape, loved his head, gorgeous well placed eyes, couldn’t stand wrong. In excellent coat and condition, moved so well both ways, showed superbly. Res was Mason’s Ch Glenhafod Arizona, I’ve had the pleasure of judging this Norwich Terrier dog before, lovely head and expression with a correct bite. Short level back with good spring of rib, moved true both ways, a real showman. Third, Sander’s Ch Janelyn Silvatec Sixpence, Ch Whippet, another I have had the pleasure of judging before, oozes quality.

Bill Browne-Cole