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The Joint German Shepherd Dog Clubs’
Two-Day Championship Show

Rozelle House,
Alloway, Ayr,
Saturday & Sunday
July 10th-11th


Dog CC and BIS was Benny vd Roten Matter

My report must be begin with the invitation to judge this event. To say that I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. What a great privilege and honour to be given the opportunity of such an undertaking, not one to be taken lightly and my assurances were given that the judging would be conducted with the highest integrity. On reflection, I realised that this was the 21st National. How appropriate that UK judges were given the key to the door. What a wonderful feeling, even though it was my sixtieth birthday. I believe that all GSD Championship show judges should aspire to someday judge our National. It is the highest accolade/achievement in the UK.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the committee of the GSD Club of Scotland, in particular the late John Young, who thought me worthy of handling such an appointment, also my two ring stewards Bridget Fahy and Sue McNulty who ensured the classes proceeded smoothly and efficiently. Finally, the exhibitors and handlers who presented really top quality shepherds for my opinion and decisions of order of merit, and accepted them graciously. I enjoyed my two days at this special show, and you can be assured it will be remembered for many reasons and years to come.

The venue is unprecedented, and was well laid out, the rings were large and spacious and offered the shepherds competing every opportunity to present their particular attributes. My two major honours, the CC and RCC went to, in my opinion, two outstanding males who I am confident will both make their titles and deservedly so – they cannot be denied. They are both stars in their own right. My co-judge, Herr Hans Ludger Goke was innovative and entertaining, I enjoyed his company for that weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend as much as I did, and I wish you all every success for the future – keep on fighting for our rewards.

MPD (10): 1 Mr J Summerhill & Ms K Dixon’s Rafaye Dux. 6 mths black and gold, middle size and strength, a strikingly masculine, very well balanced puppy, dry and firm, normal withers into a very good overline and croup of good length, the upper arm is of good length and angle, very good hindquarters, good reach and drive with harmony, very impressive and wold have gone best puppy on the day, had he not gone lame in the challenge. Very promising.2 Collins, /Rambridge and Sygrove’s Tramella Arni. 7 months paling black and gold, large middle strength, expressive masculine head, dry and firm, normal withers good overline into a croup that should be slightly longer, the upper arm of good length should be more angled. Very good hindquarters. Would benefit form a little more forward reach, and the tail set slightly detracts. Very promising. 3 Mrs A McAteer’s Hundark Jarro. 81/2 months old, black and gold, a very impressive expressive puppy of above middle size and strength and very good type. The eye should be a shade darker, a good firm overline into a croup that is well moulded but somewhat short, the upper arm is ok, with very good hindquarters, he has good drive, but I would prefer a little more forward reach. Shown in good coat and condition. (VP).

PD (9): 1 W & C Thomas & Lister’s Mondschattan Zhumbo. 11 months, black and gold, large substantial, masculine, expressive puppy of excellent type and very good proportions. Normal withers, into a good overline and croup that is short, the forehand is good, the shoulder is well laid, the upper arm is well angled but should be longer, a good middle piece with a good depth of brisket, very good hindquarters, sound coming and going. He has good reach and drive but I would like to see more purpose (VP). 2 Mssrs Pigott & Cox’s Grangehay Hugo, 11 months black and gold, top sire and middle strength dry and firm, typical with masculine head and expression, developed withers into an overline that is slightly extreme, the upper arm of good length should be more angled, good development of brisket, nicely balanced with very good hindquarters, sound away, the elbows should be much firmer, he moves with good reach and drive (VP). 3 Mr P Bradley’s Birchwald Cito. An expressive 10 month black and gold typical puppy, above middle size and strength, dry and firm, the eyes are a shade light, normal withers into a good overline and croup, the shoulder is long and well angled, the upper arm could be a little longer and more angled, good brisket development and underline, very good hindquarters with good reach and drive. (VP).

JD (10): 1 S & J Bellfield’s Kassiieger Blitzen. 17 months, black and gold, a large masculine expressive male of middle strength, dry and firm, a very good type pronounced withers into a good overline that is a little extreme, the shoulder is well laid, the upper arm could be longer and is well angled, very good underline and hindquarters, the elbows must be firmer, started in third place but with his extensive reach and powerful drive, he made this class his own, a quality youngster (Very Good). 2 K Ayling’s Kamakin Kacey. 17 months, black and gold, an expressive male the underjaw could be a little stronger, above middle size and strength, dry and firm, well balanced, excellent pigment, the upper arm is a good length and angle, very good hindquarters and sound. Very good development for his age, normal withers an excellent overline and well moulded croup, in the stance he is a very impressive youngster with very good reach and drive. I was sure he was going to be the winner, and very disappointed when he appeared to throw in the towel (V Good). 3 J & S Atherton and Sweet’s Convivial Indigo at Sorento. 16 months black and gold well up to size with middle strength, a dog of very good type and expressive, the underjaw should be stronger, the ears are well set and the eye is dark, normal withers into a firm overline and a croup that is a shade steep, a very good forehand with good brisket development and correct under line and good angles of the hindquarter, his good reach and drive coupled with his enthusiasm gained him this position (VG).

SPD (11): 1 Mr H Gyuroko’s Che Vom Ochsentor. 19 months black and gold, large masculine, middle strength male of excellent type, dry and firm, pronounced withers and strong back line and a croup which could be slightly better angled, the forehand is good with the correct brisket and underlne development and very good hindquarters. His development for his age is absolutely correct. He was not in his best coat condition today, but he did impress in his overall deportment, especially at the walk and his dynamic movement. This dog was like a breath of fresh air, and my pleasure to give him this class. With another year’s maturity and in top condition he will be a difficult dog to beat. (VG). 2 L & K Barclan & Williamson’s Korzwin Vito. 23 months black and gold masculine, expressive, large strong male, of very good type, dry and firm, normal withers, a good overline into a short but well moulded croup. Very good forehand, on the limits with his brisket, excellent hindquarters, straight and true, slightly heavy in condition, with good extension and powerful drive. Another impressive youngster who unfortunately met his match today. (VG). 3 Mr D Stapleton’s Angus von Tendyk, 19 months black and gold above middle size and strength, a very impressive, expressive, masculine youngster in firm and dry condition, pronounced withers into a very good overline and croup of good length and lay, the upper arm could be more angled, good brisket development and clean underline, straight and true, very scopy and harmonious in movement, the tail is long and lifeless. (VG).

PGD (8) 1 Mrs N G Farley’s Nikonis Yago. 2 years, grey, masculine, expressive, above middle size and strength, very impressive and substantial, nicleyu balanced male. Pronounced withers, very good overline into a croup that’s slightly short and steep, good forehand, the upper arm should be a little more angled, excellent brisket development, correct underline, excellent hindquarters, the elbows could be a little firmer, good reach with powerful drive, the left ear could be slightly firmer, but not a problem to worry about. (Excellent). 2 Mrs M Owen’s lararth Hurricane of Amned. 3 years, black and gold, large, strong, substantial, masculine and expressive. Very good type, dry and firm, pronounced wither, good overline into a well laid croup that could be longer, very good forehand, underline and hindquarters, toes in viewed from the front, a very good mover. (Excellent). 3 Mrs B & N J Davies/Wilkin’s Lindanvale Hondo at Eyanica. 3 years, black and gold, above middle size and strength, dry and firm, substantial, typical, masculine and expressive. Pronounced withers, good overline into croup that could be longer, the upper arm should be a little longer, correct underline, very good hindquarters, straight and true with good reach and drive. (Excellent).

LD (9): 1 & RCC, Mrs J Swan’s Starhopes Chivalry. 3 years, black an gold, a very impressive, large, strong, expressive male of very good overall general appearance, dry and firm, masculine head, dark eye, very strong firm backline from the ears to tail, very good fore and hindquarter, in the limits with the depth of brisket and correct underline, a one piece dog, sound viewed from the front, could be slightly firmer n the hocks. Very good extension with powerful drive, the absolute winner of this class, and it was my pleasure to award him the reserve challenge certificate. (Excellent). 2 M J & K L Hammond’s Rangemore Arko. 2 years 6 months, black and gold, above middle size and strength, dry and firm, a substantial, masculine, expressive quality male of slightly compact proportions, normal withers, very good firm overline into croup that could be a shade longer, excellent fore and hindquarters, sound and very impressive. Could not match the winner on the extended gait. (Excellent). 3 P Gelleszum’s Champus vom Heinrichplatz. 2 years old, paling black and gold, a substantial, masculine, expressive male, above middle size and strength, very dry and firm, normal withers, very good overline, slightly spoilt by the wavy hair over the croup and a slightly high tail set, the upper arm is of good length but should be slightly more angled, very good underline and hindquarters, absolutely straight and true, with very good reach and drive. (Excellent).

OD (7): 1 & CC, BOB, R & K Rambridge/Sygrove’s Benny Von Der Rotgen Matter. 3 years 6 months black and gold, this outstanding male impresses from the moment he enters the ring, he is a large, strong substantial, expressive male of very good overall general appearance, and excellent proportions, masculine head, dark eye, firm ears, normal withers with a correct overline and good length of croup, very good fore and hindquarter, with the correct development of brisket and correct underline, absolutely straight and true. Very good colour and pigmentation, excellent mover, a very correct shepherd type without exaggerations, a quality male and every inch a national winner, and it was my pleasure to award him the challenge certificate, and with my co-judge’s full approval, best of breed. (Excellent). 2 Paul Bradley’s Elan von der Herderskring, 4 years, black and gold, another impressive, strong, top size male, very dry and firm, and substantial, a very expressive masculine male, a quality male of balanced proportions, normal withers, very good firm overline into crop that could be a shade longer, excellent for and hindquarters, could be a little firmer in pastern, and just could not compete withthe winner on the extended gait. (Excellent). 3 L & K Barclay & Williamson’s Carakris Sevvi at Korzwin. 4 years, black and gold a large substantial, masculine, expressive male, of middle strength, very dry and firm, normal withers, very good overline, with a slightly short croup, very good forehand, underline and hindquarters, on thelimits with the brisket development, the elbows could be slightly firmer, with very good reach and powerful drive. (Excellent).

SSD (5): 1 B & E Berry and Stephenson’s Vashika Watz at Jemness. 3 years 8 months, black and gold, a large, strong, substantial very impressive male, with excellent proportions, a masculine, expressive male of very good overall general appearance, dry and firm, a normal wither and very strong firm back line from te ears to tail, the upper arm could be a little longer, very good hindquarters, correct underline, sound viewed from the front and the rear, very good reach with powerful drive, which eventually gained him the class win. (Excellent). 2 Lakin’s Ch Alexbria Vincent at Mascani. 8 years, black and gold, another large, strong, substantial male, with a masculine expression had, dry and firm, and excellent type and very well proportioned, pronounced withers and a very good overline into a croup that could be a shade longer, very good fore and hindquarters, the elbows could be a little firmer, the years were showing and he could not match the winner on the extended gait. (Excellent). 3 Miss L and Mr J Kitson & White’s Ch Carozand Enzo. 5 years, black and gold, a top male of middle strength, a masculine expressive head, his eye could be a shade darker, very dry and firm, pronounced withers, very good overline, the croup could be slightly longer, the upper arm is of good angle but should be slightly longer, very good underline and hindquarters, very good proportions, the elbows must be firmer, and the hocks are firm, the forward reach could be longer and good hind drive. (Excellent).

David Hall



Dog judge, David Hall, with RCC, Mrs J Swans’s Starhopes Chivalry


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