Dogs 4 points Bitches
A great day in California
and wonderful people, and goodsportsmanship made my day. Special
thanks to Tom and Vivian Brown who videotaped the placings for me.
The quality in dogs was excellent. Vast improvement in rear follow
through here. I did see some bad backs, which I think need topline
improvement. Shoulders were good., and no problem with missing teeth.
However, the bitch classes were superb, especially the American Bred bitch
class. Not an easy job to pick the four top ones when all of them
were tops. Somehow, my tape got erased going through the x-ray machines
at the airport, so I must do this from memory.
American Bred Dog
Adrahaus Titian V.
Winddancer - Ch. Rohan's Glass Palace ex Ken Delaines Macy - A medium
size dog with excellent male characteristics. He came in the ring
too exuberant at first but when he settled his motion was excellent.
He has the proper shoulder opening and good rear follow through.
This dog got better as he went.
Shadow Acre Pretender
Jericho - Ch. Schokrest Denver ex Ch. Jericho's Cacique - A beautiful
breed type with a lovely outline standing and in motion. He is
very elegant and has good shoulder opening with good rear drive.
I liked my 2nd American Bred and Open Dog also.
Romance - Ch. Jericho's Gatinieau ex Utopia's Episode V. Bachachers
- A gorgeous red sable who is feminine and a knock out in motion.
She is hard to miss. She has a good front, hard back and good rear
with broad thighs. She may be a little extreme in rear angulation
but she is clean and uses it perfectly. I had to tell the handler
to slow her down as she loves to race, and she almost lost it.
However, she did slow her down on a loose leash and could see the
excellent motion in this bitch.
This American Bred
Bitch class had a total of 10 bitches who were
outstanding ... all
of them. It was most difficult to pick out the top four and it went
on my preference drawing fine lines. No one was placed after the
first four in any order because of their quality. The breeders of
these fine animals should be proud.
Monsville Luna of
Jericho - Ch. Asgards Big Deal of Encore ex Savegeau's Crumper of
Jericho - A lovely sable. She has a hard back and good forehand
and rear follow through and good temperament. Shown on loose leash
she never lost her outline. Nice class of bitches.
My winners line up
in these bitches took my breath away. I was considering the
9-12 puppy bitch for winners, but with so many quality bitches in the American
Bred and Open classes, I went with the outstanding Utopia's Paperback
Romance who finished this day.
9-12 Puppy Bitch
Nike Clayfield first
Lady -Ch. Tanglewood Joshua of Kengin ex Ch. Nike Clayfield First
Love - Now this is breed type. So utterly feminine, gorgeous
head and expression, long neck, hard back, good forehand and rear follow
through. She is very finished looking at this point.
Looked great on a loose leash as well.
Best of Breed
Ch. Asgard's Big Deal
of encore - Ch. Jercho's Gatineau ex Asgards Baja of Jolyn - A large,
very dark sable, masculine dog. His back is strong, good in
forehand and rear follow through. Temperament is impeccable.
He never lost his outline on a loose leash and he seemed to glory
in his showmanship. An excellent male specimen.
Best Opposite Sex
Ch. Rivendell's Nemesis
- Leiter's Firecracker - Rivendell' Witchy Woman - Lovely, feminine,
fleet moving bitch. She carried a beautiful outline in motion
with her hard back, good forehand and rear drive.
Lovely class of Specials,
all of them very special to me.
I was so please to
see these three Jr. Handlers, who in my opinion were the best German
Shepherd junior handlers I have seen..all three of them showed the
dogs to perfection, and knew how to gait a shepherd. Jessica Lilley.
Travis Putnam, and Amy Kaser. Amy Kaser was awarded Best Junior