& photo By: Robin Searle
I thoroughly enjoyed my recent judging trip to Barbados. The weather was glorious, the venue lovely, there was a happy atmosphere, and an enthusiastic and sporting crowd of exhibitors. Altogether it made for a most memorable trip.
From a total of 82 dogs my B.I.S was Mr Boyces Akita Redwitch Take No Prisoners At Elthor, who was bred in the UK by Dave and Jenny Killilea. At four years of age, he is just maturing, has outstanding breed type and all quality, strongly made, good ear set, nice body with deep rib and well boned. Tail set high. Very good temperament and moves easily and well.
ResB.I.S was Mrs R. Coghlans Labrador, Sh.Ch.Trevena April Rose CD.ex. Rising seven years old, nice head and expression, good front, feet and conformation, nice balance overall, very agile and sound moving, good breed type and correct double coat.
B.P.I.S. Mr Jordans Bullmastiff bitch, Edenwood Julia. Eight months old, with a nice head and eye, flat skull, nice angulation fore and aft, good body condition, moved well using her hocks, excellent temperament.
The Annual Awards Dinner on the Wednesday evening following the show, was a nice opportunity for exhibitors and ourselves to meet and discuss the dogs and the show. The Barbados dog scene has a good future in front of it.