BREED SPECIALTY SHOW
Saturday 8th March 2014
ROYAL SHOWGROUND, GLENORCHY
JUDGE : Dr Helen Almey U.K. (Arbutus Golden Retrievers
BEST IN SHOW Kaparla Got Your Back (AI)
UP BEST IN SHOW Aust Ch. Burragundy Brace Yourself ET
Challenge Aust Ch. Burragundy Brace Yourself ET
Dog Challenge Oceanviews
Challenge Kaparla Got
Your Back (AI)
Bitch Challenge Aust.
Ch. Fetchnpoint You and Whose Army (AI)
Puppy In Show Goldlake Springtime Story
Minor Puppy In
Show Oceanviews Hotter Than July
Minor Puppy In Show Oceanviews Och Aye
In Show Blazedngold Game On
Puppy In Show Beaucroft Both Sides Now (AI)
In Show Giltedge Cat Got Your Tongue
Junior In Show Blazedngold Industrious One
In Show Aust. Ch. Fetchnpoint You and Whose Army (AI)
Intermediate In Show Aust Ch. Kaparla Formula One (AI)
Bred In Show Kaparla Got Your Back (AI)
State Bred In Show Oceanviews Happy Days
Bred In Show Aust Ch. Burragundy Brace Yourself ET
Australian Bred In Show Beaucroft Devil Wears Prada
In Show Aust Ch. Beaucroft Fait Accompli
Open In Show Aust Ch.
Larbellah Team Leader
In show Aust Ch.
Blazedngold Inocent Eyes
Veteran In show Aust
Grand Ch. Giltedge The Poet
In Show Aust Ch.
Goldlake Summer Breeze
Critique: Dr Helen Almey (Swd)
Golden Retriever Club
If someone had told me when I first entered
the ring at the age of 10 with a Golden Retriever that I would be in Tasmania
judging I don’t think I would have believed it. I would like to thank you all
for the honour of judging your lovely show– truly a highlight of my career in
I was very impressed with the high quality
of the entry, you have world-class dogs that would win anywhere. The dogs
without exception had superb temperament. Had I been grading as we do in Europe
just about the whole entry would have been classed as Very Good or Excellent.
I look for a workmanlike dog with no
exaggeration that looks as if it could do a day in the field so is steady and
economical in its movement. I like a balanced head with an intelligent gentle
expression and a strong neck that would allow a dog to carry game. Today many
met these criteria. Overall construction was excellent, although a few could
have had a little more shoulder angulation and some over extended behind for me.
One observation if I may…. a number of coats were soft & silky rather than
having the desired water proof double coat and I felt there was perhaps a
slight tendency towards “flashiness & glamour” with more attention being
paid to side gait than front & rear movement. Please don’t loose sight of
the workmanlike unexaggerated dog in the desire to compete in group/BIS rings.
Thank you so much to the organising
committee, my stewards & the “backroom” helpers and of course, you the
exhibitors and dogs for a truly memorable show. Also thank you for the stunning
book which I will treasure. I so hope to return to your wonderful part of the
world one day.
Baby Puppy D (1,1 abs)
Minor Puppy Dog (1,1)
Bliss’s OCEANVIEWS OCH AYE – 8
months, immature as you would expect at this age, well grown and now needs to
fill into his body, masculine head with excellent pigment, good neck &
shoulder, correct length of back, sufficient hind angulation, good bone &
feet. Moved truly with good drive. Had to give way to his
more forward litter sister for Best Minor Puppy.
Puppy Dog (3,1)
Two at very different stages of development
Binns’s BLAZENGOLD GAME ON- raw
boy of 11 months, good proportions with good depth of chest, pleasing head with
good pigment, good feet, still needs to develop in quarters but moved very well
which gave him the edge today. Best Puppy
Wadsley HEATHBROOK ON MY OWN-
more mature dog, lovely happy temperament with a masculine head, good neck and
shoulders, excellent bone, needs to firm up in hind movement but at 10 months
has plenty of time.
Junior Dog (2,0)
Stephens, Hadley & Platt’s
GILTEDGE CAT GOT YOUR TONGUE -14 mths, lovely balance, excellent bone &
good condition, masculine head with good pigment, good topline, well angled
fore & aft good drive but still needs to tighten in front. Best Junior
Jeffrey’s GOLDLAKE ITS ABOUT
TIME – pleasing dog, with good pigment, good proportions but at just a year
still needs time, moving a little heavily in front today.
Intermediate Dog (4,0)
Morrison’s Aust CH KAPARLA
FORMULA ONE –Well balanced with pleasing head and expression, lovely eye shape,
good topline and quarters, won this class on movement.
Evans’s KAPARLA ME MYSELF AND I
– this boy caught my eye, clearly meal in head, good neck and shoulder, good
topline, well bent stifle, moved well in profile but tending to be a bit wide
in front today.
Grierson’s BEAUCROFT SHOW ME THE WAY – different type to the two in front, typical in many ways, good shoulder and topline but rather over angulated in quarters for me.
STATE BRED DOG (4, 0)
BLISS'S OCEANVIEWS HAPPY DAYS- masculine boy, in
lovely coat and condition, pleasing head and expression, very nice proportions,
good shoulders quarters and topline, good bone feet and strong pasterns, his
accurate movement with good drive gave him the win here. At 3 years mature but
still needs another 6-12 months to really hit his prime. Reserve CC today but I
am confident will soon get his title.
Morrisons NZCH AUST SUPREME CH
KAPARLA WICKETKEEPER – 6 years really like this dogs type, well balanced &
unexaggerated, in good coat and condition, just not the hind movement of 1
Wadsley’s TWEEDWATER ROYAL FUSILIER – nicely balanced boy in excellent coat and condition, good proportions, at only 2 years giving a lot away in age and just moving a bit wide behind today.
Australian Bred Dog (5,2)
Stephens’s Aust CH BARRAGUNDY
BRACE YOURSELF ET- masculine head with typical appealing expression, nice eye,
well balanced with good neck and shoulders, good topline, well set on tail,
well bent stifles with well let down hocks, excellent bone, moved accurately
with drive. In absolutely top form. Pleased to award him the CC & RBIS.
Evans’s AUST CH KIRIEL HEAVENS
LEADER – another very pleasing dog, who was not helping his handler today,
really liked his head & expression, typical in outline & correct
angulation. Just not getting it together on the move.
Hadley & Cooke’s AUST CH GOLDEW SOUTHERN SUN- nature boy with dark gleaming coat, correct proportions, good strong neck, excellent topline, good drive in profile.
Open Dog (4,0)
Hadley & Petterwoods AUST
CH LARBELLAH TEAM LEADER – in a competitive class was the one who pulled it
together. Typical outline, balanced head, good neck, excellent shoulders, level
topline, strong well angulated quarters, moved good drive. In good coat of
Evan’s AUST CH FERNFALL ABOVE N
BEYOND TD – another nice boy, 7 years like the winner so still in his mature
prime. Very much the type I like in head, nice proportions and good quarters, moved
really well – accurate and 2. Just preferred 1’s shoulders which were the
deciding factor today.
Bliss & Brown’s AUST CH OCEANVIEWS SOUTHERN STAR – really liked this dog and thought he would be my winner, lovely head with a kind intelligent expression, really well made, in excellent condition. Not co-operating with his handler at all on the move and in tough competition had to pay the price. I gather it was a new partnership so once “bonded” I’m sure they will have better days.
Beaucroft Kennels &
Wadsley’s AUST GRAND CH GILTEDGE THE POET – nearly 10 but could hold his own
against the younger boys. Balanced head with gentle expression, good neck,
topline and well angulated behind, good bone and correct feet. Moved with drive
Baby Puppy B (2,0)
Very difficult decision
Grierson’s GOLDLAKE SPRINGTIME
STORY – nearly 5 months and a really promising young lady. Sweet head and
expression well made with a balanced out line. Moved accurately and true. Liked
her correct bone & substance. If she continues on these lines should have a
Wadsley’s HEATHBROOK DARE TO
DREAM – what a composed young lady. Just 3 months and showing as if she has
done it for 3 years. Difficult to fault and not much you would want to change
at this stage. Another I am sure will have a good future.
Minor Puppy B (1,0)
Bliss’s OCEANVIEWS HOTTER THAN
JULY- very pretty promising young lady, like her size and balanced
unexaggerated construction, correct height to length with a level topline, good
bone, nice tight feet. Moved very well for age with excellent drive. Best Minor
Puppy B (4,0)
Lovely to have 3 promising puppies – not so
lovely to have to place them in order. I am sure that these 3will change places
many times as they grow and develop.
Grierson & Beaucroft
Kennels BEAUCROFT BOTH SIDES NOW – Lovely head and expression, good pigment,
well balanced, nice length of rib with correct coupling, good quarters, at 10
months obviously got some maturing to do but has plenty of time, moved well for
Handley & Petterwood’s
GILTEDGE MADAM BUTTERFLY – 8 months balanced head, presented a lovely balanced
outline and overall has good construction. Still needs to tighten in movement.
Binn’s BLAZENGOLD LEGENDARY BEAUTY – another promising baby with nice proportions and a lot to like.
Junior B (2,1)
Binns’s BLAZENGOLD INDUSTRIOUS
ONE – pretty girl of 11 months, lovely head and expression, good front and
topline, correct length of back good quarters but tends to sink into them which
can make her look a little over angulated, well shaped feet. Moved OK
Intermediate B (4,1)
A lovely class and I was splitting hairs
Stephenson’s AUST CH
FETCHNPOINT YOU AND WHOSE ARMY - balanced bitch, typical outline with good
proportions, very feminine head with appealing expression. Correct neck going
into good shoulders with a straight front, good topline, well bent stifles with
good tail set. Moved truly with drive. Held off strong completion to win the
Res CC, her strong quarters with no sign of weakness in the hock giving her the
edge today. Also Best Intermediate.
Morrison’s KAPARLA TOTAL RECALL
– another nice bitch and many of the above comments apply very much my type and
presented in excellent condition. Although true, just not quite moving with the
purpose of 1 today.
Binns’s AUST CH BLAZENGOLD POCKET ROCKET – completed a lovely trio, much to praise and little to criticize I just felt looked slightly immature compared to the girls above but a 2 still very young.
State Bred B (4,1)
Morrison’s KAPARLA GOT YOUR
BACK - 21 months, beautifully balanced
bitch of lovely proportions, so feminine with a gentle intelligent head and
expression, correct length of neck, sufficient shoulder angulation, correct
length of back, well angulated quarters. Moving truly with drive, she
occasionally lost synchronisation with her handler but certainly did enough to
show her accurate movement, I was amazed to find out afterwards she was at her
first show. When judging I always believe you are required to give the awards to
the best one there – irrespective of whether you would take it home – when you
would it’s a real bonus! She is not flashy or exaggerated but biddable, strong,
balanced and to me a real Golden Retriever. Delighted to give her the CC and
Binns’s BLAZENGOLD DIVINE REBEL
– unlucky to meet 1 , very sweet bitch of correct size, nice shoulders, level
topline. Good bone and tight feet, moved OK.
Bliss’s OCEANVIEWS TAKE METO THE PLAZA – very balanced with lovely proportions, well made with good muscle she has much to like. Lacking maturity at present but not yet 2 so plenty of time to fill out as I am sure she will.
Australian Bred B
Beaucroft Kennels’ BEAUCROFT
DEVIL WEARS PRADA – happy well balanced girl with sweet head & expression,
good straight front, good shoulder angulation, nice short back, correct tail
set, excellent side gait. In consideration in the challenge
Grierson’s AUST CH NARAGOLD
GEORGIE GIRL-balanced head, good neck & shoulders, firm well-angulated
quarters. Just a little longer than 1 which was the deciding factor.
Morrison’s KAPARLA JUST BECAUSE – feminine head with sweet expression, construction generally good. Not yet 18 months & a real teenager so needs time to mature,
Open B (3,1)
Two very nice bitches 1 excelled in
hindquarters, 2 excelled in shoulder construction and their movement up &
down reflected this. Both looked good in profile covering the ground well. Both
balanced, short coupled, level topline. Personal preference for the femininity
of 1 tipped the balance but do watch her weight.
Stevenson & Beaucroft
Kennels AUST CH BEAUCROFT FAIT ACCOMPLI
Brown’s AUST CH SEVANSKY
VETERAN B (2,1)
Binns’s AUST CH BLAZENGOLD
INNOCENT EYES – loved this bitch of 10˝, very nice size, lovely head &
expression, well balanced with good topline, good bone & neat feet. Correct
shoulder & lovely quarters. Moved well. Was in strong consideration in the
challenge. Best Veteran in Show
Grierson’s AUST CH GOLDLAKE
SUMMER BREEZE – pleasing feminine bitch, maybe a little long but held her
topline, good front & well bent stifles. She has kept the weight off &
her coat is very nice with no sign of wooliness. Moved with drive &
Helen Almey (Judge)