||Baby Puppy Dog
1st. Baldev Under Pressure (Skinner)
Both babies were lovely puppies, and it was not an easy decision. First place had a correct level topline, with a well balanced front and rear; compact outline. Perhaps a little too much frown and wrinkle on the head, but a lovely dark eye; excellent bone and good tight feet. Moved well with freedom, and sound out and back. Very well trained for 5 month old baby. I would prefer a stronger tail with more brush.
2nd. Kunanyi Ideal Showman (Telfer)
This puppy was also very well trained of similar age. He was slightly longer cast than the winner, but excellent front and hindquarter angulation. Very strong bone and good deep chest for his age. Very appealing head and expression with a lovely dark eye; perhaps a fraction short in muzzle, but I preferred his head to the first place getter. However, his topline rose slightly towards the rear on the move, and he was a little close behind.
1st. Treeview Steve With A Sleeve (Mangan)
11 months of age; nicely balanced boy with a correct compact outline. Perhaps a little too heavy in head for me, and showing some frown and wrinkle with deep flews. Otherwise, great mover with good reach and drive; great freedom and maintaining a correct level topline when moving.
2nd. Lukara Huckleberry Finn (Pike & Butts)
Second dog is too rangy for me… quite tall & long in loin; tucks up a little too quickly suggesting his rib cage doesn’t go back far enough, as well as needing greater depth of chest. He was slightly east-west in front when standing, and a little bow hocked behind when he moved away. At only 10 months of age, he will improve with maturity. First dog was much sounder, and much more compact.
1st. Sligrachan Northern Lights (Sligrachan Kennels)
Heavier style of dog for his age at almost 12 months. Reasonably compact in outline, but his head was not ideal & somewhat plain; very long deep muzzle, a little too light in eye giving a harsher expression, as well as some frown and wrinkle. Topline on the stack was fine, but tended to rise towards the rear when moving. Strong hindquarters showing good thrust from behind, but tending to short step and thereby lacking reach in front.
1st. Lunars Jimmy Neutron (Cook)
Appealing dog overall although rather difficult to examine on the table as he was constantly moving; correct balance height to length ratio, and an excellent mover, demonstrating great freedom combined with soundness, although on occasion I thought I detected a slight rise in the topline when in motion. Pleasing head and expression; straight, round bone with short pasterns and tight cat feet. Very promising when he reaches maturity; both in body and mind!
||Australian Bred Dog
1st. Ch Tamballa Tale Of The Phoennix (Gray)
This boy was of a larger stature, although maintaining correct balance and compactness; correct level topline both stacked and moving, and very well handled to advantage. He drew my attention upon entering the ring with his outstanding movement; showing great freedom with excellent reach and drive; very sound out and back. Strong, masculine head, but appealing expression. Excellent strong, round bone and tight, firm feet. Was considered for the top awards.
2nd. Asalei Golden Elixir (Ison)
Second dog lovely type; rather short in loin and very compact. Perhaps he tucks up a little too quickly, and I would prefer a stronger hindquarter. Nevertheless, he has a beautiful head and expression. He was a very appealing boy, but I had a concern in another area. Sorry I couldn’t do any more with him; he may have progressed further.
3. Orobay Pocketful O Miracles (Sengsock)
Very attractive markings and appealing overall type with a strong brush tail, but I felt that the handler did not really show this boy to advantage. He was a little hesitant or stodgy when moving, and did not reach out well; tending to short step in front. He was a little too heavy in the neck area, which was perhaps a fraction too short. Perhaps he was a little overweight!
||Bred By Exhibitor Dog
1st. Hollyjac Special Edition (Roff)
Tan and white boy; approaching top of the height standard, but lovely outline and shape, appealing head and expression; good length of muzzle and well balance head. Lovely bone and feet; excellent mover; great freedom of stride; perfect level topline; ribs well carried back. Reseve Dog Challenge
2nd. Ch Culorgair Flashback (Souter)
More mature tri-coloured boy with correct balance; a little narrow in front, although good depth of chest reaching below the elbow. Tucks up a little too quickly, however correct level topline, holding it well on the move. Perhaps a little straight in angulation, but balanced front and rear, which he used to advantage when moving, demonstrating required freedom.
3rd. Kunanyi Summerleas Triumph (AI) (Laker)
Taller style of dog with a very short length of body for his height, and quite a short loin. Head could have a little less frown and wrinkle, and his eyes were somewhat lighter than my preference. He was a little unclean moving out and back; my main concern was that he lacked the mild, appealing expression the standard calls for.
1st. Orobay Burning Love (Telfer)
Strong boy with great freedom of movement, and excellent reach and drive. His movement grabbed my attention as soon as he entered the ring. Although my first impression was that this boy was a little too heavy in the front assembly, with a very deep chest and strong bone, his effortless stride and show demeanor outshone any reservations I had. Correct level topline, with very strong bone. Perhaps a little longer cast than I prefer. Correct tight cat feet, and appealing head and expression. Challenge Dog
2nd. Baldev Bandit (Skinner)
Very compact; in fact quite short in body; a little on the feminine side. Did not move out as well as the first dog, lacking a little in reach and drive. Very sound out and back, with a correct level topline, and well balanced front and rear. Appealing head and expression, and very well handled to advantage.
3rd. Lukara Archers Legacy (McNicol)
Tan and white boy was a little too rangy for me, and rather thin showing his rib cage, which was a little too short, showing excessive tuckup. Topline rising slightly towards the rear when moving. Poor angulation in the hindquarter, and not in overall peak show condition.
1st. Ch Baldev White Russian (Skinner)
Lemon and white boy almost 8 years of age, but lovely style of dog, correct level topline, strong bone; very pleasing head and expression. A little faded out in colour due to age. Although a little slow to start, his final run around the ring showed great freedom of movement, with good reach and drive; lovely overall balance.
2nd. Culorgair Legacy (Souter)
Similar age to the first placegetter; a little too rangy for me… not in the best condition showing a little too much ribbing. Reluctant on the table upon examination but an appealing head and expression, with correct head proportions. Slightly longer in loin than the winner, tending to tuck up too quickly; needs to carry more weight; topline rising towards the rear when moving.
||Baby Puppy Bitch
1st. Kunanyi Graceful Showgirl (Laker)
A tough class to decide the winner, first and second being very close, and it could have gone either way. The eventual winner was a broken tricolour; lovely head and expression with a lovely dark eye. Good strong bone and tight cat feet. Moved well, and slightly better than the second placegetter on the day.
2nd. Baldev Killer Queen (Skinner)
Very stylish tricolour puppy; lovely feminine head and expression set off with a good dark eye. Once again excellent straight bone and tight feet, although she was a little lighter overall than the first placegetter. Very sound out and back, but her tail worried me…. carried very stiffly and inclined forward from the root when moving.
3rd. Dropthat Emma (Kotur & Milenkovic)
Very appealing tan & white puppy; lovely head and expression along with a happy, bold temperament. However, she gave away 2 months in age to the others in the class, and at just 3 months on the day, was not well trained on the lead. Unfortunately, almost impossible to assess her movement. Overall though a lovely type, and I would like to see her when more mature
1st. Orobay Mystical Image (Telfer)
Tan and white bitch who caught my attention upon entering the ring, with great freedom of movement. Upon table examination, she appeared to be having a phantom pregnancy, and apparently had just had her first season which contributed to her being slightly overweight. Excellent head and expression, with correct head proportions. Correct level topline, both stacked and moving, with strong angulation, both fore and aft. This was evident in her outstanding reach and drive. Her coat could be a little shorter & denser; this bitch shows enormous potential when mature.
2nd. Treeview Marilyn Monroe (Mangan)
This tricolour bitch was a little too heavy in head for me, rather deep in flews, and showing some frown and wrinkle, and therefore the expression not as appealing as the winner. She was however, also an excellent mover. Rather shorter in loin that the winner, and not as strong in hindquarter. Good strong bone and tight feet.
3rd. Asalei Golden Spirit (AI) (Ison)
Broken tri, who I felt was a little light in overall construction. Appealing head and expression; correct level topline; slightly longer cast than ideal. She could move out well with good reach and drive, but was a little loose in movement when coming towards, and rather close behind.
1st. Ch Kunanyi Summerleas Charm (Laker)
Very nice mover, with good reach and drive; good compact shape and balance; good bone and tight cat feet. Rather naughty on the table when standing for examination, and difficult to assess. I would prefer stronger hindquarter angulation.
2nd. Tamballa Touch The Moon (Hyman & Gray)
Stylish tricolour bitch; also a little difficult to assess on the table. Head a little heavy for me, with some frown and wrinkle. Good strong, round bone and very tight feet. Correct level topline; tucks up a little too quickly in underline.
3rd. Orobay Mystical Spirit (Sengsock)
Not as compact as the other two placegetters; rather long in loin. She would not move out as well as the other two bitches, with a more restricted gait. Perhaps she was not shown to advantage, and was moved too slowly. A little close behind when moving away.
Unfortunately, this class was upset by two events ringside. Firstly there was a disturbance between several dogs near the ring entrance (not Beagles), causing all the dogs to bark and upsetting the bitches before me, and secondly a gust of wind that knocked over plates on the trophy table. It took some time for this class too settle, and possibly they did not show at their best.
1st. Orobay All About Eve (Telfer)
Broken tri of a lovely overall type; maybe a little heavy in the shoulder/neck area; neck could be a little more elegant, being somewhat short. However, well balanced and good mover, showing great freedom; sound out and back. Head showing some wrinkle and I would prefer it a little more feminine. Strong round bone and tight feet.
2nd. Brialey Just So Posh (AI) (Laker)
I preferred this girl’s head to the class winner, which demonstrated the required mild, appealing expression. When stacked well, she has a lovely compact outline, and strong angulation front and rear; very nicely balanced. But very difficult to examine on the table, very fidgety, and I felt she may have been upset by the commotion earlier outside the ring. Unsettled and somewhat loose on the move; not really shown to advantage.
3rd. Lukara BBS Legacy (McNicol)
This bitch was not nearly compact enough for me; rather long and rangy with an excessive tuck up in underline. However, appealing head and expression; nicely placed neck into shoulder; perhaps her feet could be a little tighter.
||Australian Bred Bitch
1st. Ch Culorgair Forlukara (McNicol)
Tricolour bitch with an appealing head and expression, with a good dark eye; perhaps a fraction long in loin, but well balanced when stacked. Correct round bone and tight feet; good angulation front and rear. She moved well, and sound out and back. Her tail was rather long; it would be advantageous to remove the long hair at the end. Appeared to be in season, but apparently not!
||Bred By Exhibitor Bitch
1st. Asalei Golden Goddess (AI) (Ison)
Quite a strong bitch; perhaps a little heavy for me. She moved out quite well, showing good reach and drive; although a little close in front when coming towards; Lovely head and expression showing that mild, appealing expression; complemented by a lovely dark eye.
1st. Ch Lunars Whenu Wish Upon A Star (AI) (Cook)
Quality bitch with a lovely outline and overall balance; ideally I would prefer a slightly longer rib cage and less tuck up. Very appealing head and soft expression, with a lovely dark eye, Overall her head was somewhat strong for a bitch; perhaps a little short and deep in muzzle. Strong, round bone and tight cat feet. Beautifully balanced bitch on the move; her movement was outstanding, showing great freedom matched with excellent reach and drive. Shoulders well laid back, and good turn of stifle. Perfectly matching forequarter and rear angulation, contributing to that wonderful balance of a correct Beagle.
1st. Ch Neuter Ch Culorgair Desert Dune (Souter)
13 year old tan and white boy; remarkable for his age showing good conditioning and great show demeanour. Very appealing head and expression; an excellent overall type showing correct compact balance. Moved very well, showing good reach and drive, and sound out and back.
2nd. Culorgair Desert Dune (Souter)
Another tan and white boy approaching 8 years of age. A little too long and lean for me; and perhaps a little underweight, showing his ribs; not as well balanced or compact as the first placegetter.
3rd. Harlika Man On The Moon (Whittaker)
Heavier style of dog; fairly solid throughout. I would prefer a stronger hindquarter with better turn of stifle. He didn’t move out as well as the other placegetters.
This large class was decided by the best movers, of which there was some outstanding examples.
1st. Ch Delrei Allaboutme (Beattie & Hyman)
Excellent mover for her age at well over 10 years, showing great freedom of movement & soundness out and back. A little bit heavy in body, but of excellent type with a pleasing head and sweet expression. A picture moving around the ring, but not so happy on the table.
2nd. Neut Ch Culorgair Desert Rose (Souter)
Tan and white girl, a stunning mover for her remarkable age of 13 years. Her movement was exceptional, showing great freedom with reach and drive, belying her senior years. Well balanced angulation fore and aft, and sound out and back. Appealing head and expression.
3rd. Neut Ch Culorgair Saphira (Gravener)
Tan and white bitch of lovely type with a very pretty head and expression, slight dip in the topline, and she didn’t move out quite as well as the first two, but overall a lovely typy bitch.