15 January 2015
Papillon Judge: Mrs Stephanie G Rickard (Australia)
ChampionStakes Judge: Mr Kari Jarvinen (Finland)
Puppy Stakes Judge: Per Iversen (Norway)
Toy Group Judge: Mr Carl Sparrow
Puppy Toy Group Judge: Mrs Jill Peak
Best in Show Judge: Mrs C Molinari
My thanks to the Society’s Committee for its kind invitation to judge one of my very favourite breeds today. It was a pleasure! Thank you for your wonderful entry and the sporting manner in which you took my decisions.
When judging the Papillon, like all breeds, there are so many things to consider and in some cases the decisions were very close indeed. Breed Type is paramount and often it is difficult to get the fabulous head and ears on a well constructed body with straight legs, as well as the light, free and positive movement. In the main, I was able to do that and I was very pleased with my winners.
On the plus side there were many beautifully presented, dainty butterflies with lovely expressions and large, well-fringed ears that framed their heads. There were also some super movers – so sound, light and free – and these were a delight to watch. I thought the temperaments on the whole were sound and I loved it when I approached the table to see a gently wagging tail.
However, I was disappointed in some of the presentation. At one stage, having gone over a particular exhibit, I had to ask my steward for some hand wipes. This is inexcusable. It is not difficult to present a clean, well groomed Papillon for exhibition.
Some front assemblies left a little to be desired, not only with lack of angulation, but also the fact that the feet turned out. The standard does call for straight legs. There were also a few lacking the desired jug handle tail.
My very sincere thanks to my wonderful stewards, Mr. Terry and Mrs. Maureen Donovan who were just amazing. I shall remember their kindness and consideration as well as their quiet efficiency. Or rather, in Terry’s case, his delightfully theatrical approach!
I wish you all the very best with your lovely Papillons and congratulations to the winners.
Mrs Stephanie Rickard (Wongan – Australia)
BEST OF BREED & TOY GROUP 1 : (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo
Best Puppy & TOY GROUP 3 : (ISHERWOOD Mr T) Afterglow Lord Helpus NAF TAF
Best Veteran : (THOMPSON, Mrs J & AUSTIN Mrs S) Jhanakia Highland Destiny
Dog CC : (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo
Res Dog CC : (ISHERWOOD Mr T) Afterglow Lord Helpus NAF TAF
Bitch CC : (MUNN Mrs P) Ch Mad About Saffron For Ringlands
Res Bitch CC : (VICTOR Mrs S) Lafford Kandy Floss JW
Minor Puppy Dog (16 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (ISHERWOOD Mr T) Afterglow Lord Helpus NAF TAF There is one word to describe this puppy and that is “stunning”. He caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring with his certain charisma. He has a masculine head with lovely dark eyes, definite stop and finely pointed muzzle. His ears are large, well set and starting to fringe. His elegant neck flows smoothly into his excellent front assembly and on to a firm level back, with good length of loin and strong hindquarters. His tail has enough lift to give the desired outline and on the move his gait is very light and free. Beautifully trained and presented, I’m certain this one has a very bright future. It gave me great pleasure to award him the RCC and Best Puppy and I was delighted to later see him win the final of the Puppy Stakes under Per Iversen from Norway.
2nd: (FRENCH Ms S) Panspayon Charlemagne At Soleona Quite a well balanced puppy with pleasing head and expression with lovely dark eyes, definite stop and finely pointed muzzle. His ears are well set and beginning to fringe. Very good front assembly with excellent fill through the chest. Well ribbed back with good length of loin. His tail could be slightly higher set, however, he uses it well on the move. His hindquarters are well shaped and his movement is free and sound.
3rd: (ANDERSON Mrs C D) Pappretty Athos Amitie
Res: (WHITEHILL Mrs M) Graycaz Chill Your Boots
VHC: (CHRISTENSEN Mr & Mrs C) Tresor’s Kings Valiant Lancelot
Puppy Dog (10 Entries Abs: 1)
1st: (MILLER Mrs J M) Feorlig Smarty Pants A very promising puppy with a pleasing headpiece and his dark, well placed eyes give a very intelligent expression. Ears could be a little larger. Good length of neck into an excellent front assembly with good fill through the chest. Well ribbed back with a firm topline and strong hindquarters. He is sound coming and going and has a very good side gait. Tail carried well on the move
2nd: (COOPER Messrs C &W) Wilachans Prince Rocky A well balanced puppy with a good shape to the skull, large ears and dark eyes, however, his muzzle needs to be a little more refined. Good length of neck into well laid shoulder. His chest has yet to drop and when it does, it will make a difference to his overall front assembly. He has a strong topline, is well ribbed back and his hindquarters are quite well angled. Once he settled, he moved well with his young handler. Better presentation would greatly enhance this exhibit.
3rd: (CLINT Miss J) Papplewick Persian Power
Res: (MANN, Mrs M & MANN Misses B & J) Melangel X’factor
VHC: (MASKELL, Mrs K & WALLER Miss M C) Kazkell What Dreams R’made Of At Lilnrose
Junior Dog (10 Entries Abs: 1)
1st: (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Gleniren Stardustmaker Beautiful head on this young dog – a slightly rounded skull with large, well fringed ears, a definite stop, lovely dark eyes that are so expressive and a finely pointed muzzle. His elegant neck flows into a well constructed front assembly with fine bone and hare feet. He has very good ribbing, a firm topline and a correctly set tail. His stifles are well turned and he moves around the ring lightly with freedom.
2nd: (CATON Mr J & Mrs S) Never Let Me Go Forussi at Henrix (Imp) Such a glorious coat on this young dog – so long and silky. Pleasing head and expression with well fringed ears that he uses very well. Good flow of neck into quite well laid shoulders, however, there needs to be a better return of upper arm to balance the front assembly. He has a good depth of chest, a firm topline, is well ribbed back and has excellent hindquarters. A little more lift to the tail would complete the picture. He moved soundly.
3rd: (AITKIN Mrs H) Elfuago Anew Adventure
Res: (ISHERWOOD, Mr T & DA SILVA Mr R) Afterglow Mouseketeer
VHC: (WELLS, Mrs K J & BROWN Ms A J) Metamorphic Thunder Storm
Post Graduate Dog (16 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (LEES Ms C P) Lynflyer Winter Story At Lafford A very well balanced dog with good length of leg. Lovely headpiece with dark eyes and large, well fringed ears. Good neck into an excellent front assembly with a reasonable depth to his chest. A very good spring of rib and loin length. Excellent topline and tail set with well muscled hindquarters. He moved soundly and freely in his coat of silk.
2nd: (FRENCH Ms S) Nightfire’s All I Want A smaller style of dog but nevertheless well balanced with a very pretty head and expression. His skull
is slightly rounded and his ears are well set and fringed. Good front assembly with fill to the chest, fine bone and hare feet. Level topline and
well turned hindquarters. In quite good coat, he carried his tail well and moved freely.
3rd: (LOCKHART Mrs V) Rozamie Dream Chaser with Chetruda
Res: (WHITEHILL Mrs M) Jansanleis He’s A Belter
VHC: (GOUDE Miss J R) Manawyddan Finlay Mcrory
Limit Dog (9 Entries Abs: 1)
1st: (SHARP-DIXON, Messrs K & REYES, J & LYNN J) Afterglow Adonis For Queenslake quality dog with a correctly balanced head, slightly rounded in the skull with dark, correctly placed eyes. His muzzle could be a little finer, however, his beautifully fringed large ears frame the head well. He has a medium length of neck, well laid shoulders and a good depth of chest. His topline is level and he has well developed hindquarters, good tail set and carriage. Once settled, he moved freely and soundly.
2nd: (SMITH Mrs K M) Papplewick Penhaligon at Adinaken Sh.CM A well presented dog with a very pretty head and expression attractively framed by his well fringed ears. He has the correct fine bone and hare feet. He is also well ribbed back with good length to his loin and a firm topline with excellent tail set and carriage. Such a dainty dog and so sound on the move. A little more length to his neck would enhance the outline.
3rd: (MANN, Mrs M & MANN Misses B & J) Melangel Time To Shine
Res: (MORRELL, Mrs S & TEAGUE Mrs T) Temelora Dream Lover
VHC: (ALLSOP, Ms J & BARTRAM Mr & Mrs A K) Conysluck The Red Baron JW
Open Dog (9 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo Such a beautiful dog and so well conditioned and presented. Always alert, he impressed with his correctly balanced headpiece, dark eyes, well defined stop and well shaped muzzle. His ears are beautifully fringed and the are very mobile. Good neck into an excellent front assembly with fine bone and hare feet. There is depth and fill to the chest with excellent ribbing, some length to the loin and a strong topline. He has excellent, well muscled hindquarters and his tail is correctly set. Although a dainty dog, he nevertheless flows around the ring in his shimmering, fine, silky coat. The consummate showman! It gave me great pleasure to award him the DCC and BOB. Congratulations to his breeder/owners on him winning the Toy Group.
2nd: (MUNN Mrs P) Smile Line Silenzio Sunshine Garsiv Another well presented, quality dog; so well balanced with an attractive headpiece, however, his eyes could be slightly darker. He has large, well fringed ears, which he uses to advantage, a good neck into a well constructed front assembly and fine bone with correct feet. He has excellent ribbing and good length to the loin. A level topline, excellent hindquarters, tail set and carriage complete the picture. He moved soundly with freedom – a dainty butterfly.
3rd: (CATON Mr J & Mrs S) Coffe Ice Cream Forussi at Henrix (Imp)
Res: (WATERS Miss W) Sweetbriar Sticks An Stones JW
VHC: (ORCHARD Miss S) Ger Ch Alex’ Eye Of The Tiger At Panspayon (Imp)
Veteran Dog (1 Entries) Abs: 0)
1st: (THOMPSON, Mrs J & AUSTIN Mrs S) Jhanakia Highland Destiny Quite a pleasing outline with good length of leg and, whilst his head is quite well balanced, his muzzle could be slightly finer. His eyes are dark and his ears are quite large and set well back on the head. His angulation is balanced front and rear and he has good legs and feet. He is well ribbed back with a good length to the loin. A little more lift to the tail would improve his outline. In good coat, He moved freely. Best Veteran.
Minor Puppy Bitch (9 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (GOODWIN Miss D A) Paplene Regal Roxanne A beautifully balanced puppy, just six months of age. Pretty head piece with the darkest of eyes and correct ears. Very well developed through the front assembly for a puppy this age, well ribbed, good length of loin and a firm topline. Lovely tail set and carriage. Her hindquarters are well developed, however, her stifles could be slightly better turned. Apart from her other attributes, her silky coat and light, free movement assured her the top spot in this class.
2nd: (SHARP-DIXON, Mr K & REYES Mr J) Zoloto Princess A very pretty puppy with a correctly proportioned head with dark eyes, a finely pointed muzzle, definite stop and well set ears. Good neck into a developing front with fine bone and correct feet. Well ribbed back and good length of loin. Her front needs to settle on the move, however, she is just a baby and her overall breed type won her this placing today.
3rd: (MUNN Mrs P) Ringlands Treasure Sunshine
Res: (MUNN Mrs P) Ringlands Sunshine Treasure
VHC: (ROBERTS, Mrs E & SMITH Miss C) Zoloto Tsarina At Rayol
Puppy Bitch (2 Entries Abs: 0)
1st: (ORCHARD Miss S) Panspayon April Wishes Quite a well balanced puppy but she needs a little more angulation front and rear. She has a pleasing headpiece with lovely dark eyes; a definite stop and well set ears beginning to fringe. There is some depth to her chest and she is quite well ribbed back with a firm topline. A little more lift to her tail would improve the outline. A dainty puppy, she moved well and her coat is just beginning to bloom.
2nd: (WALLER Miss M C) Kazkell Theme For A Dream For Lilnrose A finely boned puppy with good length of leg. Her head is well balanced with large ears beginning to fringe. Her body is well ribbed back with a good length of loin, but at this stage of development, her angulation is unbalanced, causing her topline to rise to the rear and her front to lift on the move. She has a lovely silky coat.
Junior Bitch (10 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (GEORGE-EVANS Mrs L) Jorgealin Moon Magic A striking bitch, so well balanced with a beautiful silky coat, fine bone and the correct hare feet. Pleasing headpiece with dark, expressive eyes and a well shaped muzzle. Her ears are well set with good fringes for her age and she uses them well. Her chest is developing and she has very good ribbing. With well developed hindquarters, she moved freely and soundly around the ring.
2nd: (WOODROW Mrs L A) Lynflyer Winter Sparkle Very well balanced bitch with a good length of leg. She has a pretty head with dark, expressive eyes, slightly rounded skull, finely pointed muzzle and well placed, beautifully fringed ears. Her elegant neck flows into a firm, level topline with a good tail set and carriage. Moderately angled and with a showy attitude, she uses the ring well. Her front needs to settle on the move and I preferred the first place getter coming and going.
3rd: (MORTON Mrs L) Lynflyer Winter Dream at Ablazzor
Res: (ORCHARD Miss S) Ringland Yoko’s Solo At Panspayon
VHC: (LOCKHART Mrs V) Ringlands Fun In The Sun
Post Graduate Bitch (9 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (SMITH Mrs K M) Adinaken Pretty Puzzled Very well balanced bitch with excellent angulation front and rear. Well shaped headpiece which, due to her very wide blaze, one needs to feel to appreciate. Slightly rounded skull with well fringed ears which she uses well. Dark eyes and finely pointed muzzle. She has good fill through the chest, very good ribbing and loin and correct tail set and carriage. Always alert, she moved freely and soundly.
2nd: (GRIFFITHS Dr E & M) Manawyddan Flora Macdonald A pretty bitch with a very good make and shape and silky coat. Well balanced head with dark eyes, finely pointed muzzle and well set ears. Elegant neck into a well made front with a firm topline and well shaped hindquarters. Whilst her tail is well set and she carried it when on the move, she was a little unsettled when standing.
3rd: (GREGORY Mrs J K) Skyvana Reddy To Go To Tonkory
Res: (VARLEY Mrs J) Denemore Icons Melody At Coxleyview
VHC: (RAMSEY, Ms J D & MOWATT Mr C J) Farthinghall’s Foxy Lady Of Iotastar
Limit Bitch (10 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (VICTOR Mrs S) Lafford Kandy Floss JW A classy, elegant bitch, so well proportioned with good length of leg. Correctly balanced head with lovely dark, well placed eyes, definite stop and finely pointed muzzle. Slightly rounded skull with large, well fringed ears which she used to advantage. Pleasing neck into the best of fronts with fill through the chest and correct bone and feet. She is well ribbed back with a firm topline, good length of loin and correctly set tail. Such a good mover! Would love to see her when she’s fully dressed. RCC.
2nd: (MILLER, Miss K F & RYAN Mr E L) Rozamie Kisses At Midnight At Feorlig JW Jun Ch A very pretty bitch, in excellent condition and in very good coat. Lovely head and with dark expressive eyes and well placed ears. Good neck into an excellent front assembly with fine bone and correct feet. Very good fill through the chest and well ribbed back. Excellent topline, hindquarters and movement. Unfortunately, today, she was unsettled and didn’t give her best.
3rd: (DEAMER Mrs S) Grinsdales Sweet Caroline At Bankshill
Res: (ROBINS Mr & Mrs J A & P J) Jaroma Lady In Waiting
VHC: (MANN, Mrs M & MANN Misses B & J) Buttalowie Amazing Grace Melangel
Open Bitch (6 Entries Abs: 2)
1st: (MUNN Mrs P) Ch Mad About Saffron For Ringlands A very pretty bitch and all class. One that has all the hallmarks of a dainty butterfly. Beautifully balanced with a gorgeous head, dark expressive eyes, definite stop and well fringed ears. Excellent front assembly with correct bone and feet. Excellent ribbing with a firm loin, balanced hindquarters and a well set tail. In full bloom and so beautifully presented, she moved freely over the ground and never stopped showing. BCC and BOS.
2nd: (URQUHART Mr G & Mrs C) Queen Bless Winner Of Art Etoile At Blackpark Jp (Imp) Elegant bitch with a pleasing outline and carriage. Her head is quite well balanced and, whilst she has lovely dark eyes and well set ears that are beautifully fringed, her stop requires more definition. Very good front assembly with fine bone and correct feet. She is well ribbed with a good loin and excellent hindquarters. A very free moving bitch, she carries her tail well both when moving and standing. I would love to see her when mature and in her best clothes.
3rd: (COX Mr B D S & Mrs P A) Denemore Gabiscandy Floss At Tricianbri (Ikc) JW S
Res: (RIMMER Mr K W & Mrs P A) Siljans Star Delight Connection With Pepeke
Veteran Bitch (1 Entries Abs: 0)
1st: (GEARY Mrs G A) Rayol Lotus Blossom This twelve-year-old bitch belies her age. She goes around the ring like a youngster, still maintaining her topline. Very pretty headpiece with dark eyes and large ears. Sadly, they no longer have their beautiful fringing. Good front assembly with correct bone and feet. She is well ribbed back with a reasonable topline and well shaped hindquarters. Her tail could be a little higher set and better presentation would have enhanced her outline today.
Champion Stakes (45 Entries Abs: 24)
1st: (ROBB Mrs I & Mr G) Ch Gleniren Shootin Starmaker Sunshoo
1st: (ISHERWOOD Mr T) Afterglow Lord Helpus NAF TAF