CRUFTS, March 10th, 2011
Golden Retriever - bitches (310 entries)
Judge; Mr Henric Fryckstrand, Sweden
heartfelt thanks to the committee of Crufts for the honour and privilege
inviting me to judge at this highly prestigious show.
My sincere thanks also to the very sporting exhibitors and for letting me judge so many outstanding bitches.
As always when judging in the UK the depth of quality was striking and after close scrutiny the truly lovely Xanthos Debbie Does Dallas emerged as the ultimate CC winner.
She looked simply beautiful and showed faultlessly.
My co-judge Mrs Pat Tuck and I were in agreement for BOB and I was thrilled to see the majestic and smart moving Linirgor Mactavish being awarded Group 4 under gundog authority Dr Ron James.
Bearing in mind that fit for function and fit for life is certainly important in any gundog breed.
CLASSWINNERS & CRITIQUES
Bitch (36 entries)
Ch/Ir Ch Linirgor Ever Hopeful JW SHCM
Puppy Bitch (24 entries)
Kayzaelle Krystal Maze JW
|Fabulous veteran moving and showing very well and presented in excellent condition. Beautiful head & expression, elegant well set neck on excellent front assembly, the best of legs and feet, wellribbed body, strong topline and powerful quarters. Shown in perfect bloom and coat and handled to advantage, could not be denied the top spot, a very worthy winner and pressed hard in the challenge.||Well-balanced puppy looking just right for her age with a lovely outline and attitude. Feminine head and a sweet expression, good neck, front and bone, excellent ribs, nice topline and good backend. Moved with drive and enthusiasm, beautiful coat, BEST PUPPY|
Junior Bitch (29 entries)
Bitch (33 entries)
Stanroph Smile And Shine
|Quality junior who is well balanced and has an appealing outline. Feminine head and a nice expression, reachy neck, well laid shoulders, very good front and bone, mature body and strong topline, good turn of stifle. Moved with ease & drive. Well presented in good condition and coat.||Strong but still feminine bitch with a super construction. Well balanced head and gentle expression, good neck which is well set on excellent shoulders, lovely bone, deep body with well sprung ribs, nice topline and powerful quarters. Moves with drive but slightly heavy on the move, expertly handled|
Bitch (28 entries)
Trebettyn Lady In Waiting At Penpisgh
Bitch (18 entries)
Stanroph So Let Me See
|Lovely bitch who looked a picture both standing and moving. Most pleasing head & expression, reachy neck which is well set on, good front assembly, very good bone and feet, short coupled mature body, excellent topline, wonderful backend, moved with great drive and covered the ground with ease, well handled and in good coat.||Outstanding bitch in this class for her overall appearance and style. Has all the essentials, Most attractive head and expression, wonderful neck and shoulders, excellent front, best of legs and feet, short deep body, wonderful topline, good bend of stifle. Moves with great drive and style, shown in glamourous coat and to advantage, put on a good performance throughout|
Graduate Bitch (27 entries)
Thornywait Pussycat Doll With Roxali JW
Limit Bitch (23 entries)
Dantassie Dancing Diva
|Took my eye immediately as her outline is exquisite, correct overall make and shape, Wonderful head and expression, lovely reachy neck which is well set on, good front assembly, best of legs and feet, good substance with plenty of heartroom, level back, excellent quarters with well let down hocks, moves with drive and style, shown to advantage in lovely coat.||Powerful strongly built bitch but still feminine with a super outline. Attractive head and expression, well set on neck, good shoulders, well off for bone, excellent substance with plenty of heartroom, the best of toplines, really good quarters used to advantage on the move. Shown in fabulous coat and condition, moved with great drive and style. Well handled and presented.|
Bitch (28 entries)
Xanthos Debbie Does Dallas JW
Bitch (29 entries)
SH CH Ramchaine Green Blow By Fenwood
|Charismatic bitch in full bloom, kindest of heads and expressions, lovely neck which is well set on, very good front assembly, best legs and feet possible, splendid ribcage and depth of brisket and carrying the right amount of substance, excellent topline, particularly good behind with wonderful quarters and angulation , free moving bitch who strode round the ring effortlessly with long easy strides holding her topline perfectly on the move. She never put a foot wrong and her showmanship must be admired. Shown in immaculate gleaming coat and condition, handled to perfection. Pleased to award her the CC.||Gorgeous bitch who oozes quality and looked a picture with a lovely outline, most attractive head and expression, elegant neck, very sound forehand construction, well off for bone, neat feet, good depth of brisket, perfect topline and tailset, powerful backend, shown in nice coat, moved well with excellent drive but perhaps not putting all in towards the end in the challenge, delighted to award her the R-CC|
Trial Bitch (2 entries)
Holywear Briar Rose At Gaytonwood
Gundog Bitch (11 entries)
Shamrock Duchess of Shangri-La JW
|Elegant active bitch who looks as she can do a really good days work, feminine head but lacking in foreface, excellent neck, needs more bone and front angulation, straight front legs, needs more substance and depth of body, good topline, strong backend, moves Ok, nice coat texture but not in full coat.||Elegant bitch in good condition. Lovely head and expression, reachy neck, good forechest, nice bone and feet, excellent substance, level back, good rear angulation, moves with drive and style, nice new coat but needs more for perfect balance, well presented|
Citizen Bitch (22 entries)
Ramchaine Enchanting For Velvenya
|Glamourous pale bitch looking wonderful in lovely coat. Most attractive head and expression, reachy neck, good front, bone and feet, superb body and the best of toplines, perfect rear and covering he ground with ease, well presented|
CC & RCC
CC : Xanthos Debbie Does Dallas JW
RCC : SH CH Ramchaine Green Blow By Fenwood
OF BREED & BEST OPPOSITE SEX
BOB : Linirgor Mactavish
BOS : Xanthos Debbie Does Dallas JW
Professionally groomed and
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL FELLOW EXHIBITORS AND FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR MESSAGES AND CONGRATULATIONS.
|quality dog, lovely head with correct expression, correct balanced outline, good neck & shoulders, deep brisket, level topline, strong quarters, moved freely, lovely coat & condition. Judge: Mrs Valerie Foss|
|CHAMPION Dewmist Stravinsky created history by being the first Swedish owned and bred Golden to be shown in the UK and at Crufts. Mrs Valerie Foss awarded him an honourable 2nd place in the OPEN DOG CLASS out of 25 entries. Total entry was 546. Sincere thanks to Mrs Foss for this highly prestigious award and also to the fellow exhibitors and friends for support.|