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Derbyshire GSD Championship Show 2004


Mr J Dobby with “Tessgerin Clever Clover” Best In Show, Mrs R Somerfield (judge), Mr E Somerfield (judge), Mr K Pomfrey with “Fayrelander Maverick” RBIS

Derbyshire GSD Club held their Breed Championship Show on Saturday 5 June 2004. This was a special occasion, as it was the Golden Wedding Anniversary of the two judges Rene & Eric Somerfield. The weather was cloudy & rather cold, but this was made up for by the exhibitors, whose friendliness & sportsmanship gave the show a party-like atmosphere.

During the lunch break there was an excellent Champions Parade, and cake and wine was served to all exhibitors. The Club presented the judges with an engraved decanter and large bouquet of flowers, and Rene and Eric would like to thank exhibitors for their cards and congratulations. Bitch CC & BOB - Dobby’s Tessgerin Clever Clover. Dog CC & BOS - Pomfrey’s Fayrelander Maverick. Res BCC - Barron’s Ch Norwulf June Rose at Ravensway. Res Dog CC - Cullen’s Zenno Vom Huhnegrab. BPIS - Binden’s bitch Jasueter Pink Pride.


Bitches

My thanks to the Committee of the Club for this appointment, and for the beautiful engraved decanter and lovely flowers for the occasion of our Golden Wedding. Thanks also to my stewards, Joan Carr and Harry Roe, for keeping me in order, and to the sporting exhibitors for their entries and cheerful acceptance of my placings. I had a wonderful day, great atmosphere, and a fitting time to make this my last judging appointment. Many thanks to all who have given me the privilege over the years of going over their pride and joy – and kept coming back for more! I have really enjoyed exhibiting and judging these Very Best of Breeds.

Minor Puppy (6) 1. Garbutt’s Nixtev Hedonism. 6m. B/G. V Fem. alert, dk eye. VG front & rear angles, sloping backline, correct proportions, sound both ways. VG gait, good coat & condition, nice feet. Very promising – good luck to her sporting owner. 2. Barron’s Norwulf Cherry. 6-1/2m. B/G. Fem, alert, dk eye. Same comments as 1st. Close decision. Two lovely babies who should do very well. Both well handled. 3. Mallet’s Maleeze Misty Dawn.

Puppy (9) 1. Binden’s Jasueter Pink Pride. 10-1/2m. B/G. Fem. alert, dk eye. VG angles, sloping backline, correct props, sound both ways. Ex gait, gd croup & tail set, ex coat & condition. Well handled. Very nice – typical of this vg kennel. 2. Spivey’s Jacobrad Mistic Breeze. 10m. B/G. Fem, alert, dk eye. Good angles, level backline, slightly long, close away, sound coming. VG gait. 3. Carradice’s Vascans Niamh of Koesfeld.

Junior (7) 1. Hughes’ Pride N Prejudice. 13m. B/G. V fem, alert, dk eye. Ex angles, sloping backline, correct props, sound both ways. VG gait, nice croup & tail set, good coat & cond.
Well handled. Another v .good one from this successful kennel. 2. Paton/Wildman’s Vanquinn Venessa. 14m. B/G. Fem, alert, dk eye. VG front ex rear angles, correct props, sound both ways. VG gait, nice coat & cond. These sporting exhibitors consistently produce a nice type, always v well handled. 3. Binden’s Jasueter Sapphire ‘N’ Gold.

Special Yearling (7) 1. Carpenter’s Forgedoak Mrs Miniver. 18m. B/G. V alert, fem, dk eye. Ex angles, sloping topline, correct props, sound both ways. VG gait, v. nice croup, tail set & feet. Gd coat & cond. V well handled. Lovely fem bitch – with maturity will have a bright future, good luck to her sporting owner. 2. Barron’s Jasueter Lilac Lily over Norwulf. 18m.
B/G. Another lovely type, v well handled, who will do well as she matures. Again same comments as 1st apply, ex in all aspects. Two v. nice young bitches of the type I admire. Good luck to both. 3. Binden’s Jasueter Sapphire ‘N’ Gold.

Novice (5) Repeat of Puppy.
Graduate (3) 1. Smith’s Sarocal Capella. 21m. B/PG. Fem, alert, dk eye. Steep front OK rear angles. Sloping backline, slightly long, sound both ways. Lifts tail when gaiting. Nice croup, tail set & cond. Well handled. 2. Durden’s Jacobrad Sincere Symphony. 10m. B/G. Fem, dk eye. Steep front OK rear angles. Level backline, slightly long, close away, OK coming. Tall bitch and out of coat.

Post Grad (7) 1. Guy’s Mecki Von Der Vallendarer Hohe (Imp, Tas). 3yrs. B/G. V Fem, alert, dk eye. VG angles, sloping backline, correct props, sound both ways. VG gait, nice croup & tail set, good coat & cond. V nice type, well handled. Well done. 2. Ashton’s Sunshine Jeanie at Santally. 2yrs. B/G. Fem, alert, dk eye. VG angles, sloping backline, slightly long, sound both ways. VG gait, nice croup & tail set, VG coat & cond. 3. Gifford’s Vanquinn Verena.

Limit (6) 1. Dobby’s Tessgerin Clever Clover. 3-1/2yrs. B/G. V alert, v fem, dk eye. Ex angles, sloping backline, correct props, sound both ways. Ex gait, I could have watched all day. VG croup & tail set, in gd coat & ex condition. V well handled, as always. A lovely bitch, I think the best one to come out of this long-established kennel – should gain her crown, a just reward for her sporting owners who have never stopped trying over the years. BCC and BOB. 2. Willis’ Jasueter Ivory Lace at Zakasia. 3yrs. B/G. Again very much my type and same comments as 1st apply. Sympathetically handled, she was unlucky to meet 1st, she can hold her own in any company, and is ready for top honours. Good luck for the future. 3. Hughes’ Lindella’s Twist Again.

Open (13) 1. Barron’s Ch Norwulf June Rose at Ravensway. 7 yrs. B/G. V dk bitch. V alert, fem, dk eye. VG angles, sloping backline, correct props, sound both ways. VG gait, ex croup & tail set. V nice coat & cond. V well handled, as always. RCC, well deserved – another flag-flyer from this reputable kennel. 2. Mallett’s Maleeze Secret Shadow. 4yrs. B/G. Fem, alert, dk eye, Front slightly steep VG rear angles. Sloping backline, correct props. Sound both ways, nice croup & tail set, gd coat & cond. V well handled. 3. Pomfrey’s Fayrelander Ionie.

Rene Somerfield, judge


Dogs

I should like to thank the Committee of the Club for inviting me to judge on this Rene and my Golden Wedding Anniversary, also for the presentation of the marvellous decanter and flowers. Thanks to my two efficient stewards, Margaret Fisher-Garside and Ray Guest. For BOB we chose the Bitch and also the Bitch puppy for Best Puppy. I had previously decided this would be my last judging engagement, so I would like to thank exhibitors who have over the years given me the privilege of judging their dogs and taken my decisions so sportingly. I have really enjoyed my years exhibiting and judging this great breed, and know that I shall miss it immensely.

Minor Puppy (5) 1. Binden’s Kiplyn Valentino for Jasueter. 7m. B/G. Masc head, alert expression, good angles front & rear, good backline and croup, ex temp, good coat, sound both ways, good gait. 2. Carpenter’s Forgedoak Silhouette. 6m. B/G. Masc head, dk eye, alert expression. Good front & rear angles, good backline. Balanced proportions, ex temp. A bit close away, good coming. Good gait. VG quality coat, very much a baby. 3. Garbutt’s Nixtev Hotshot.

Puppy (3) 1. Jones’ Blacktops Bolan. 10m. B/G. Correct dentition, very masc head, dk eye, good front angles, vg rear angles. Good backline & croup. Balanced proportions, good temp, sound both ways, very good gait, good coat, feet a bit flat. BPD. 2. Summers’ Jacobrad Coins Legacy. 10m. B/G. Correct dentition, masc. Steep upper arm, good rear angles, backline OK, rather big for age, good temp. Sound, steady gait.

Junior (5) 1. McGeen’s Janines Bill Shankley at Trlisas. 13m. Dense B/G. Good masc head, dk eye, good front, vg rear angles, good backline & croup. Well-balanced proportions, ex temp, sound, good gait. Should have a bright future. 2. Mallett’s Maleeze Magic Chancer. 15m. B/RG. Correct Dentition, good masc head, v dk eye. Slightly steep upper arm, v good rear angles, good backline & proportions. Sound going & coming, good temp, good gait, vg condition. 3. Sweet & Atherton’s Conival Indigo at Sorento.

Special Yearling – No Entries.

Novice (1) 1. Summers’ Jacobrad Coins Legacy.
Graduate (5) 1. Gander’s Velvetdream Knight. 2yrs. Dense B/G. Very masc. Alert expression, dk eye. Good front & rear angles, vg backline & croup. Topsize, sound both ways, good movement, quality coat. 2. Carradice’s Veneze Monet of Koesfeld. 27m. B/G. Correct dentition, good head, slightly steep upperarm, good firm back, balanced proportions, ex temp, good away, a bit loose coming, good gait. 3. Doughty’s Vanquinn Rhapsody in Blue at Bellacana.

Post Graduate (7) 1. Binden’s Jasueter Krimson Xaus. 2yrs. B/G. Correct dentition, good masc head, slightly steep upperarm, good rear angles, good backline, balanced proportions, vg temp, sound, vg gait. 2. Crouch’s Lindella’s La Bada at Chalita. 27m. B/G. Masc appearance, slightly steep upperarm, good rear angles, good backline & croup, balanced, good temp, good going, elbows a bit loose coming, good gait, good quality coat. 3. Williamson’s Lindella’s Gold’N Shadow at Charbeau.

Limit (3) 1. Askham’s Jotann Adonis. 2-1/2yrs. B/G. Correct dentition, good masc head, good angles front & rear, good backline & croup, temp good, sound both ways, good ground-covering movement. Well handled. 2. Brockwell’s Fouranfass Gatso at Kiplyn. 3yrs. B/G. Masc head, dk eye. Good angles front & rear, good backline, balanced proportions, good temp, sound away, loose coming, good gait. 3. Gee’s Jupaala Ulan at Blerio.

Open (11) An Excellent Class. 1. Pomfrey’s Fayrelander Maverick. 3yrs. B/RG. Good dentition, masculine appearance. Good front & v good rear angles, good backline and croup, balanced proportions, ex temp, sound both ways, good co-ordinated ground-covering gait. On his toes at all times. I was pleased to award him the Dog CC. 2. Cullen’s Zenno Vom Huhnegrab. 3yrs

A very striking Black & Deep Gold, masc head, good front & rear angles, correct dentition, good backline & croup. Very well balanced, ex temp, sound, good ground-covering gait, which was emphasised when another handler stepped in to help his owner. Ex quality coat. Unlucky to meet the winner on the day. RDCC. 3. Hardy’s Amhard Kefa.

Eric Somerfield, judge



Garbutt’s “Nixtev Hedonism”,
Minor Puppy Bitch

Guy’s “Mecki Von Der Vallendarer Hohe” (Imp, Tas), Post Graduate Bitch

Hughes’ “Lindella’s Pride N Prejudice,
Junior Bitch

Barron’s “Ch. Norwulf June Rose At Ravensway”, Open Bitch