Welsh Junior of the Year - Reports
It was an honour and a pleasure to judge such a well organised and prestigious event with many outstanding exhibits in my group, some that must have a big future and will surely be champions very soon.
The winner of my group was a Pomeranian, already a Champion, Ch Yeltuds Conspiracy.
A little extrovert, did not stop showing and I was taken by his overall soundness on the move. He was the overall winner with the agreement of my co-judge Bryn Cadogan.
The other dogs that ran him close and impressed me were the St Bernard, owned by Miss Barbara Swain-Willis. So well constructed, excellent bone and very sound on the move, must have a future.
The Pug Tsuselena Mission Possible via Tilherale J, owned by Crowther and Downings. Full of breed type, never gave up showing.
Dallows Bouvier Benelotha Fortune’s Angel, excellent consitiution and so sound, presented in excellent coat.
The Newfoundland Hobbs CH Sheridel Merissa of Alphabear JW Sh Ch presented in 1st class order.
The outstanding Labrador bitch owned by Ms Harvey Major Linjor Xtra Thyme JW SHCM should go all the way.
The up and coming Bithel & Jenkins’ Briard Gilcoru Ghost D’Brie of Bourntown so well balanced, just a little short of coat today.
It was a pleasure and privilege to be part of the first competition of The Welsh Junior of the Year held under the auspices of Cardiff Canine Society, and organised by the very able Sanders and Rual combination and which proved to be a very successful event. It was well laid out in an excellent venue with plenty of parking and easy to find, a fine buffet lunch was provided and a full turn out of dogs required for a match format, the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming with all the decisions taken with good sportsmanship and applause and as with all competitions some decisions were quite close.
My co-judge Mr Clive Davies judged the first round and the male Pomeranian Ch Veltuds Conspiracy came through as his best, I judged the second round and eventually came out with the black Cocker Spaniel bitch Lujesa Speciosa then with close deliberation between Clive and myself decided on the Pomeranian for the top spot with a very close runner up in the Cocker ending in a very memorable day, and I feel sure that this very succcessful event will go from strength to strength and wish them well for the future.