would like to thank
For their continued support
of Society Shows
80th Anniversary Year Championship Show
Woodside Leisure Centre
On the 22nd October 2017
Judges: Dr Sarah Hemstock, Mr Martin Murphy and Referee Mr Ken Meneer
Receiving their commemrative gifts from the Show Manager Mrs Alice Levy
BEST IN SHOW
MR A BYRNE & MS C GARTLAND
"CH. CARANDSTAFF MOONDANCE JW"
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW
H ZIBOLKA & A RODENBECK
"BLAZEN STAFF'S ENCHANTED SNOWFLAKE"
BEST PUPPY BITCH
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
MR G & MRS T OWEN
"TAGSTANE BOBBY MCGEE"
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
MR S & MRS M FAIRHURST
"CH/BEL/LUX/INT CH FAIRLENIUM'S SNOW PATROL JW ShCM"
DOGS: JUDGE Dr SARAH HEMSTOCK (Jolihem)
Wow!! What can I say except congratulations to the Southern Counties Staffordshire Bull Terrier Society for this truly awesome 80th Anniversary Show? In literally a lifetime of dog showing, I have never seen so many prizes awarded – this show was second to none and I feel extremely honoured to have been a part of it. The atmosphere was amazing and so very friendly, I hope everyone else enjoyed themselves as much as I did!!
A big thanks to all concerned in putting this show together, and hats off to the Southern Counties Staffordshire Bull Terrier Society on achieving their Oak Anniversary.
I consider temperament to be the absolute fundamental essence of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier – Bold, fearless and totally reliable; Highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children…. Although I try not to fault judge in all other aspects of the breed standard, when it comes to temperament, anything “dodgy” is an instant red flag for me. I don’t mind shy and submissive youngsters at all, but I found 2 mature exhibits that backed off somewhat fearfully and another physically stunning dog where I did not like the dog’s demeanour as I went over him. All went unplaced. In 35 years of judging Staffords’ in the UK this is the first time I have made a general comment on temperament, I have found this very difficult to do because correct temperament should really be a fundamental given, so I will also take this opportunity to make a plea to breeders – as custodians of the breed, never use anything that isn’t bold, fearless and TOTALLY RELIABLE.
Temperament aside, my judging style focuses on assessing an exhibit's good points, so I do not critique any particular exhibit's faults. Instead, I will describe some of the more general faults I found in this introduction as well as congratulate breeders, owners and handlers on their exhibit's good points. On the whole the exhibits were very good with plenty of breed type. Mouths on the whole were very good, which is a big improvement from when I last judged 5 years ago. Dogs were physically fit and the majority appeared to be well within the height limits set by the standard. Additionally, fewer exhibits had short snouts and apple-heads, so hoping that the fashion for the brachycephalic-look has moved on. Ideally I’m looking for 2/5th from the tip of the nose to the stop and 3/5th from stop to occiput. Generally, pigmentation was good, but feet need attention, especially as feet should turn out slightly from the pastern – not turn in.
VETERAN DOG: (12, 6abs)
1st. Fairhurst’s “CH/BEL/LUX/INT CH FAIRLENIUMS SNOW PATROL JW ShCM”. Always loved this pied boy for his overall breed type and soundness. Super condition for his age, now 7. Excellent head, deep through with broad skull. Round, dark eye with typical expression. Correct forequarters, clean and muscular shoulders with straight well boned forelegs. Good depth of brisket with correct spring of rib. Level topline whilst standing and on the move. Well defined hindquarters with good turn of stifle. Outstanding movement. Legs moving parallel when viewed from front or rear. Handles well to BVIS.
2nd. Folwell & Morris “ROWELLSTAFF MR FERGUSON”. Handsome and well-knit red dog in hard fettle, also 7 years. Super head, strong muzzle with lips clean and close fitting. Correct eye and expression. Typical forequarters, ample bone. Body powerful, square in outline with no exaggerations. Muscular and well defined hindquarters with correct turn of stifle. I liked him a great deal. Sound movement and handled well.
3rd. Fletcher & Seedhouse “JSY CH GRANITANGEL ZIRCON PDH JW”. Very taken by this black brindle boy, hardly a grey hair and in superb condition for 10 years. Beast of heads with typical eye and expression. Lovely bone and substance overall. Correct front, plenty of brisket and square in outline. Another good mover. Handled well.
Res. Winwood & Tunnah “ANTROBOSS TEMPESTA NERA”.
VHC. Cartwright “CH ZAKSTAFF GAME ON JW”.
MINOR PUPPY DOG: (3)
1st. Frost “DAZMARNIC ALL WHITE MATE”. Attractive white, almost 9 months. Correctly proportioned and well balanced with plenty of breed type. Still obviously a puppy, which is as it should be at this age. Correct head and skull, good expression. Well boned forequarters, shoulders strong, legs parallel. Correct body, close coupled with level topline, good spring of rib. Strong and well defined hindquarters. Moved freely. Handled well to Best Puppy Dog and BOSPIS. He obviously enjoyed being shown and should have a good future in the ring.
2nd. Boyle “KARGONSTAFF KATANA”. Striking black brindle of 7 months in lovely condition. Typical head, strong and deep through. Strong, clean, neck. Forelegs straight and enough bone at this stage. Brisket developing nicely. Correct hindquarters, strong and well-muscled, good tail set & carriage. Moved & handled well. Everything coming together nicely at this age.
3rd. Laup “LETS GET READY RUMBLE BERSERKER”. Gorgeous black brindle of just 7 months, has everything required physically. Lovely head, well defined stop and pronounced cheek muscles. Excellent straight front with enough bone at this stage. A compact and well-proportioned package. Moved and handled well.
PUPPY DOG: (4)
1st. Jenkins “SLATADY ABOVE THE CLOUD”. Handsome red in good fettle, and very mature for his almost 12 months. Strong and broad head, pronounced cheek muscles. Typical front, forelegs straight with plenty of bone. Deep brisket, correct spring of rib, close coupled, level topline when standing & when on the move. Good hindquarters, correct turn of stifle. He fits well within the standard with nothing overstated. Sound movement.
2nd. Boyle “KARGONSTAFF KATANA”. (See above)
3rd. Owen “TAGSTANE TOMAHAWK”. Attractive black brindle of 9 months, well balanced, developing along the correct lines. Correct head, typical expression. Wide, straight and well boned front. Powerful body, level topline. Good hindquarters. Moved well when settled.
Res. Laup “LETS GET READY RUMBLE BERSERKER”.
JUNIOR DOG: (9, 3abs)
This was a very strong Junior class and I was impressed with the depth of quality here – some excellent young prospects.
1st. Shipp & Hammond “HAMMYSTAFF HANKY PANKY WITH IDYLLICSTAFF”. This 16 month red boy is really my cup of tea. Oozing breed type, with stunning head and expression. Loved his overall make and shape. Correct wide front, enough bone, plenty of brisket with no exaggerations. Strong body, well-coupled. Strong and well defined hindquarters complete the picture. Really reminded me of Aus Ch. Budstaff Boagy of Jolihem at the same age. Handled well – he moved soundly in his class, but didn’t go so well in the challenge.
2nd. Weiss “OUT OF THE DARK GREAT N GLORY EJW 17 GJCH JCW”. Eye-catching black dog of 17 months. Very compact and well-knit. Enough depth of brisket and bone, excellent straight front, with feet as they should be. Good rib, strong and square in outline. Well defined hindquarters. Handler certainly got the best out of the dog. Moved well.
3rd. Bech “ANGELIC STAFF SUNSHINE REGGAE”. Absolutely stunning red of just 13 months. Clean and symmetrical in outline with no exaggerations. Has everything required at this stage and still has time on his side. Excellent head and expression, neat, small rose ears, correct forequarters with enough bone and substance. Deep brisket, close coupled with level topline. Well defined hindquarters. On the day I preferred the movement of 1st and 2nd.
Res. Torsten “OVER THE TOP OF SPIRIT-STAFF’S”.
VHC. Boulton & Hayton “DUSKLIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS”.
YEARLING DOG: (4)
1st. Zibolka & Rodenbeck “BLAZEN STAFFS ENCHANTED SNOWFLAKE”. This red and white pied (20 months) really grabbed my attention. Fitting the breed standard well, being totally sound with no exaggerations and a model blend of Bull and Terrier. Ideal head and expression for me. Short neck; strong, clean and muscular shoulders. Forelegs straight, strong, and well boned. Wide front, good depth of brisket. Muscular and well defined body, well ribbed, square in outline with level topline. First class hindquarters, well-muscled and with good definition, correct turn of stifle with hocks well let down. Movement was exceptionally sound showing balanced angulations – parallel from front and rear and with discernible drive from the rear when viewed from the side. Best mover of the day. Handled well to dog CC and BOS
2nd. Brecknell “CHISWELLSTAFF LETS DANCE JW”. Handsome and upstanding black brindle in hard fettle. Correct head and skull, good eye and expression. Superior front - wide, straight and well boned. Well muscled loins, level topline. Good hindquarters, muscular thighs. Moved correctly.
3rd. Jordan “DAZMARNIC KNOW WOT I MEAN JW”. Striking red in hard condition. Short, broad and deep skull, distinct stop. Muscular neck, free from loose skin. Good forequarters, well boned. Correct body, close coupled with level topline, good spring of rib. Strong and well defined hindquarters, correct bend of stifle. Moved well.
Res. Campbell & Kimber “DIAMONDSTAFF JACK N BLACK”.
MAIDEN DOG: (1, 1abs)
NOVICE DOG: (6, 5abs)
1st. Buchan “HAPPYSTAFF BLACK SABBATH”. Attractive and well-knit black brindle. Good head and expression. Strong short neck, free from throatiness. Correct front, clean and muscular shoulders, forelegs straight and well boned. Strong and muscular body. Well defined hindquarters, hocks well let down. Moved freely and handled well.
POST-GRADUATE DOG: (14)
1st. Zalis “GLIMMER MAN DOMIDAR DOGS”. Well-proportioned and standard brindle dog in great condition. Symmetrical in outline with plenty of breed type. Exceptional head and skull, pronounced cheek muscles, distinct stop and short foreface. Good forequarters, shoulders strong and muscular, forelegs parallel with correct amount of bone. Close coupled with level topline, good spring of rib and deep brisket. Strong hindquarters. Moved soundly and handled well.
2nd. Hopkins “TRUFFLESTAFF PAPINASHUASH JW”. Really liked this strong black brindle boy. In super condition. Squarely built with plenty of breed type. Masculine head with good eye and expression. Straight front with plenty of bone. Deep brisket, strong well defined and muscular body. Correct hindquarters. Moved and handled well.
3rd. Evans “HAMMYSTAFF FIRE BLADE”. Handsome, balanced and attractively marked red. I really like the overall soundness of this dog. Absolutely no exaggerations and fits the standard well. Correct head and expression, good front, strong body. Correct level topline when standing and on the move. Very sound movement. Handled well.
Res. Clark “ROWELSTAFF OOH AAR CANTONA”.
VHC. Devlin “TIGHTLINES DUSTYS TRAIL”.
LIMIT DOG: (16, 7abs)
For me, this was the class with most depth of quality on the day. Some lovely dogs in this class.
1st. Mayren “BELLAROUGE ADONIS AT FERGIESTAFFS JW”. Compact and balanced red & white pied dog in hard condition. Standard in all departments with no exaggerations. Really loved his head and expression - deep through with broad skull; round, dark eye with cracking expression. Strong, clean and muscular shoulders, correct front, well boned. Good depth of brisket, correct spring of rib. Level topline. Excellent hindquarters, well-muscled and with good definition, good turn of stifle and hocks well let down. Moved freely and with drive from well flexing hindquarters. Strong contender for top honours on the day. Handled well.
2nd. Winwood & Tunnah “NEROTORO DARK ELEMENT JW”. Striking black brindle in excellent condition. Balanced and sound with plenty of substance. Classic head, darkest of eyes, well-muscled cheeks, strong muzzle, neat ears. Wide straight front with enough bone and brisket, well laid shoulders. Strong well defined body, well sprung ribs. Hindquarters well-muscled, well bent stifle. Powerful agile movement, good drive from rear. Handled well.
3rd. Dean “KYLESTAFF MUDDY WATER JW ShCM”. I have admired this black brindle dog for a while. Sound in construction and movement. Well balanced and compact with good substance and bone. Correct head, strong and deep through, typical expression, dark, round eye. Correct front, forelegs straight and without weakness. Square in outline with well-proportioned body, correct depth of brisket. Level topline when standing & on the move. Well developed hindquarters, correct hock and stifle. Moved freely and handled well.
Res. VD Meer Metzlar “JACOBEAUS VIVA LA VIDA YW16 DYCH16”.
VHC. Zalis “GLIMMER MAN DOMIDAR DOGS”.
OPEN DOG: (18, 2abs)
1st Holme “CH GOLDSTAFFS CRACK THE CODE”. Stunning dog, couldn’t take my eyes off him. Brindle & white pied in really hard fettle. Presenting a balanced outline overall with correct blend of bull and terrier. Broad skull, pronounced cheek muscles, good stop, strong muzzle, neat ears. Clean muscular neck. Good front - straight and well boned. Well laid shoulders. Level topline – when standing and on the move. Deep brisket, well sprung rib, close coupled. Strong well-muscled hindquarters with stifle well bent. Nothing over done or exaggerated about this boy, and movement was as one would wish being free, powerful and agile. Handled well to Res. CC.
2nd Fletcher & Seedhouse “GRANITANGEL SUPERGIANT”. An old favourite of mine, having awarded him a JKC CC previously. Very handsome and attractively marked brindle and white in good condition. Really reminds me of Jolihem The Image Man. A well balanced dog of great strength for his size. Compact and well-knit but with no exaggerations. Typical head and skull. Correct front, shoulders strong and muscular without loading, forelegs perfectly straight and well boned, correct pastern and feet. Great depth from withers to brisket, well sprung ribs. Muscular hind quarters. One of the best movers of the day. Handled well.
3rd Coble “CH SURESTAFF WELLINGTON”. Upstanding and well-built brindle dog, balanced in structure and movement with plenty of strength and substance. Powerful head, strong and deep through. Forelegs straight and well boned, well laid shoulders. Muscular neck, short and clean in outline. Muscular and well defined body with deep brisket and well sprung rib. Correct level topline when standing & on the move. Very well developed hindquarters. Correct bend of stifle and hock well let down allowing discernible drive from hindquarters when on the move. Handled well.
Res. Shaw “AUS CH MOSSTROOPER KENTUCKY MOON”.
VHC. Millis & Norager “DK CH ANGELIC STAFF LAP OF LUXURY”.
BITCHES: JUDGE MR MARTIN MURPHY(Brockmar)
Firstly I would like to thank the officer's and committee of The Southern Counties SBTS for the wonderful invitation to judge at their 80th year anniversary it was an honour as this club has always been a favourite of mine, Many thanks goes to my two ring stewards Mick Clarke and Gill Thomas for keeping the ring running smoothly on the day, Great credit to the committee for running a fantastic show there was no shortage of prizes a real credit to all involved well done, I was very humbled by the entry of bitches giving the club and myself a great entry and would like to thank each and every exhibitor for their entry and for giving me the opportunity to go over some cracking exhibits. A lot of my decisions on the day was very close and could easily switch places on another day as there was some beautiful bitches making it very hard for me as this was one of those occasions you would like to award more than one 1st placing, Overall I was very pleased in the direction the bitches are going, I found no major issue with the bitches but if I had to nit-pick, movements could of been better in some cases, Special Thanks to referee Ken Meneer for agreeing with my decision and giving my bitch CC winner BEST OF BREED, I would like to wish you all the very best for the future in the ring and good luck for 2018.
VHC. MR G CANAVAN, BOLDSTOCK BELLA QUINN.
VHC. MISS A McVAY, MR P MOFFAT, KARGONSTAFFS KHARISMA.
VHC. MR S, MRS D SAUNT MOONLIGHT SHIMMER OF DARKLANDS.
VHC. G, A BRANTEN, SENNYARDS EVERYBODY LIKES YOU.
VHC. MR P, MRS E STANWAY, STORMFIRE CRACK THE CODE AT WAYSTAFF JW.
VHC. H ZIBOLKA, A RODENBECK, BLAZEN STAFFS YOU ARE THE PEARL FROM THE SOUTH.
VHC, MR R FLEMING, MR P MARTIN, JELLITOTS BLUE BELL OF LOYALSTAFF.
VHC. MR S, MRS D SAUNT, CRUDHA NORDIC STAR.