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The Society would like to thank
for their support at the Society's Championship Show.
Watford Woodside Leisure Centre
Watford, Herts WD25 7HH
Sunday 27th October 2019
Another excellent show and our thanks go to all those that attended the show either as an exhibitor, spectator or trade stand holder because without you there is no show. We must also thank all those friends of the Southern Counties Society for all their help on the day. What would we do without you!
Our grateful thanks also go to all the sponsors for their donations. Lastly, a big thank you to our Judges Nigel Merrick David Manito and Referee Joe Samby for your sterling efforts on the day .
We hope you all enjoyed your day!
Picture shows both judges receiving their commemorative plaque from the
Society's President Mrs Glynis Yuill
BEST IN SHOW
MR A & MRS L MAYREN
"BELLAROUGE ADONIS AT FERGIESTAFFS JW"
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
MRS J VD MEER METZLAR
"FRISIAN STAFFS ITS A GIFT"
BEST PUPPY BITCH
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
MR M & MRS M MURPHY
"BROCKMAR REWRITE THE STARS"
BEST PUPPY DOG
BEST OPPOSITE SEX PUPPY IN SHOW
MRS J & MR K LEWIS
"HAMASON TO BE FRANK AT KARJAYDAN"
BEST VETERAN DOG
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
MRS C & MR E RYAN
"CH. RUBERICLA BLACK STARSCREAM"
BEST VETERAN BITCH
BEST OPPOSITE SEX VETERAN IN SHOW
MR S & MRS K WILSON
CH. BULLHAWK JESSIE JAY AT NORTHSTAFF
RESERVE BEST DOG
MR K & MR C DAVIS
"BOLDSTOCK GEE TAR MAN AT SHARMARA"
RESERVE BEST BITCH
M Davies handling for
"TE ORA MAGIC ECLIPSE"
DOGS: Judge Mr Nigel Merrick
Thank you for affording me your precious time to assess your stock and give my opinion based upon the Kennel Club guidelines and my interpretation of it.
Overall quality was super, in my opinion however, we are losing the width and depth of the Stafford, the bone is becoming light, this is an issue we as custodians of the breed must address when breeding and assessing this amazing dog.
A very dear friend of mine told me years ago… “you can’t breed rats from mice”. Once we lose the breed type we lose the Stafford.
A Black Brindle Dog I have admired for a long time. Correct head, neat ears, correct dentition. He is straight in the front, has well laid back shoulder plenty of rib plenty of bone. His rear make up is sound he oozes breed type. He moved well .A credit to his owner. Thank you for bringing him for me to assess. BVD
Another class act this one, if only he realised today he was in veteran not puppy….He has an awesome keen expression he is straight in the front although I would like a little more forechest. He is a well made short coupled dog with plenty to like. He is breed type and no doubt all stafford
A red and white boy that is to standard size. A balanced dog that has a correct skull, dark eye and correct mouth. He moved well but today in a class of good company.
MINOR PUPPY: (3, 1ABS)
Red dog with a black mask. Head is coming on nicely with plenty of skull, Deep through with correct dark eye. Well for bone and straight in the front, a well balanced dog that moved as a puppy should
Another lovely example of a minor puppy, keen with a dark eye neat ear and correct dentition. Well balanced and moved ok. I preferred the head shape of the first but this may well change as they mature.
Cracking expression this young boy, keen and clean. Neatest of ear, correct head, dark round eye with correct dentition. Well balanced and moved well.
Red fawn dog a bit bigger overall than my 1st place, not a bad thing just not as balanced yet! Correct dentition and straight front, ear carriage was tidier on my first place. This young boy went well once he settled down.
Another black brindle with a keen expression. Correct head and dark eye, mouth correct, However for me he fell short of merit for bone and substance. Moved ok.
I loved this one, A pocket rocket… Red and white ,Gorgeous head shape keen expression , dark eye neat ear, correct dentition, straight deep wide a true blend of bull and terrier. Definitely in contention when I awarded my CC.
Another fine example of a Stafford, correct balance all over not quite the depth of my first but a very similar made dog.
A red white pied dog whom is maturing nicely correct shape for age with a dark eye, and correct dentition, I preferred the ear carriage on my first two.
YEARLING: (5, 2 Abs)
A boster of a head piece this one has. Dark eye ,neat ear, correct dentition, front deep and straight, width and depth that so many lack. Pastern turn out as they should. Correct tail set but this boy gave his handler hell on the final call.
A Black brindle dog of excellent quality, Beautiful head shape, darkest eyes with correct ear set. Correct dentition and clean in the flew. Straight and true in front and well made rear. Moved ok
A tad on the small side for me but a stunning expression, neat ear and dark eye, correct dentition and quite well balanced. Just not enough for me.
UNDERGRADUATE: (3, 1Abs)
A pied dog of good balance, still an immature dog. Head shape is pleasing with dark eye and correct dentition and a strong underjaw. Correct width in the front and once matured should get more forechest. Well made in the rear with plenty of bone. Moved OK but maybe a few lessons needed for his handler…..
Red dog with a black mask. Head shape was ok but ears were heavy, dark eye and correct scissor bite. Too narrow for me in his front, which affected his movement when viewed from such.
POST GRADUATE: (9, 2Abs)
A heavier set red dog with an awesome expression, Strong in the skull with neat ear and dark eye, correct dentition, my one deciding factor when looking for my CC winner was this awesome dog is a little fleshier in the flews, but none the less straight in the front deep and wide, balanced, fit as a fiddle and moved well.
A fawn dog that was clean in the head with a dark eye and correct scissor bite. Neat rose ear, straight in the front with excellent bone. He is a balanced well made typy dog. He just lacked that bit of oomph in spirit. He moved well.
Topsize black brindle lacking in width and forechest for me compared to my first two places. He has a keen expression and dark eye, his dentition is correct so too his ear set. His movement was correct in the rear.
LIMIT: (9, 1Abs)
A baby in age in this big boy class, but my did he perform. He oozes breed type for my liking. Keen expression, well boned wide, deep, fit an awesome outline. A balanced dog with correct rear angulation. Head strong and correct, eye dark ear neat, moved with drive, handled very well. Definitely in my mind when awarding the CC. Look out big boys this young boy is coming!
This red dog turned my head as soon as he walked in the ring. black mask, A keen expression neat correctly placed ear darkest of eyes correct length of muzzle housing correct dentition clean and big. Straight front correct turn of foot and well padded too. Well for rib and short coupled, well bent stifle and strong rear quarters. He has true Stafford spirit.
This red dog with black mask is a stunner. He has a head shape that has finished nicely with well placed ears and dark round eyes. His expression is keen and very pleasing. He has ample bone with width and depth. His dentition is big and correctly set with good width and depth to his underjaw he is clean in the flew. He has a correct lay of shoulder and is the correct length in body. He is well for rib. His rear is strong with a good bend of stifle and his tailset correct. He let himself down today on the move prancing not driving which cost him a higher placing.
OPEN: (15, 1Abs)
An awesome class this one where decisions were close and some amazing dogs were card-less, This only my opinion on the day and my decisions were nit picking from top class exhibits.
Smart as new paint this boy! A Red and White dog with a gorgeous head shape, He is Balanced and he oozes breed type. He has a masculine strong skull with a deep stop and well pronounced cheek muscles, He has well placed small rose ears and the darkest round eye, giving that keen expression. He has a wide and deep underjaw housing a perfect set of big white clean teeth.
His neck is strong his front is straight and well angulated through the shoulder. He has a correct depth of brisket and a rib well sprung of the correct shape and size. He is well balanced. He has correct feet with strong pasterns and short nails. His rear quarters are strong and well muscled. He has a pump handle like tail with the correct tail set albeit carried a tad high on the move, This I expect with a dog on the tiptoe of expectation! Movement is parallel when viewed from front or rear straight in the topline not dipped nor arched. My dog CC and BIS
2nd. STANWAY. “AUS CH. MOSSTROOPER KENTUCKY MOON”. A white dog not dissimilar to my first for type. He is strong and all Stafford. His head shape correct although not as deep in the skull as first place ,he has a defined stop pronounced cheek muscles and correct dentition. His neck is strong and correctly arched his front straight and true with depth and width. His rib is plenty his body the correct length and he is made well in the rear. His movement was good with drive and parallel when viewed from the rear.
3rd. DESMOND. “CH. ELITEBULLS CHALLENGER JW”. A stunning Black Brindle dog, a worthy champion. A sculpted head with a keen expression, neat ear , dark eye and perfect clean big teeth. Made well in the front and rear, handled to perfection.
Res. WILSON, KEETCH & SNYDER. “ARE CH. DEVILS AND FAIRIES UNFORGETTABLE”.
VHC. MURRAY & FAWKES. “ANTRELLEDA SQUADRON LEADER”.
BITCHES: Judge David Manito
I would like to thank the committee of Southern Counties for the invitation to judge their Championship Show and also the members that voted for me. I thank my two stewards Mrs Kim Dowse and Mr Ken Meneer who had things running very well enabling me to concentrate on the judging last but not least I thank the exhibitors for a lovely entry. Some good dogs travelled a long way and had to go card less as the quality was so high. I would also like to thank you for accepting my decisions so graciously, some of which were very close.
VETERAN: (11, 3Abs)
What a great start,
1st. WILSON “CH BULLHAWK JESSIE JAY AT NORTHSTAFF” b/w/b bitch of quality, clean head, dark eye with neat ears, correct bite and a lovely expression, body was In hard condition plenty of work done here, her front is straight with good pasterns and tight feet, top line level with nice spring of rib, correct angulations all round moved very well and handled to perfection she was my best veteran and also went on to be best veteran in show,
2nd. HIRST & BIBBY “CH TARAIEL CIARA JW ShCM” b/b, lovely head shape, correct bite with clean muzzle , eyes are dark with neat ears , nice expression , good body shape, top line level , moved well.
3rd. FUNNELL “CH KEWAUNEE POCAHONTAS FOR POWERPACK JW” b/b/w standard bitch, good head, correct bite, nice expression, good front with nice width and depth, good rib, top line level, moved ok.
Res. MURRAY & FAWKES “FLINTSTAFF HELENA ShCM”.
VHC. PRIOVILLE "G’TEQUILA OF THE WARRIORS RED SKINS".
MINOR PUPPY: (12, 2Abs)
1st. MURPHY “BROCKMAR REWRITE THE STARS” judged this bitch about a month before this show and she looked even better today, very smart youngster love her overall out line and balance , lovely head , clean tight lips , strong muzzle and correct bite , dark eye ears are neat showing lovely expressions , straight front , strong pasterns , excellent bone , topline level with good body shape for age, good angulated rear quarters , movement was sound , I think this one will have a very bright future , my best puppy also Best Puppy in Show,
2nd, HIGGINS, WARD & ROGERS “ BERRYSTOCK, MISS FIREFLY” standard b/b/w, stronger all over than 1st , looked in very good condition, strong head with well placed dark eyes neat ears , lovely expression good bite , front is straight with good width and depth , good rib with level top line moved and handled well.
3rd WILSON “NIKKYLESTAFF BOBBY'S GIRL FOR NORTHSTAFF, smart b/b/w pup , she has a clean head scissor bite with clean muzzle , she also has tight lips , well placed shoulders , straight front with enough brisket and rib , close coupled with level topline , moved well and was handled to advantage.
Res, SCHACK, “BLACK & BRINDLE LORD’S ARE YOU READY”..
VHC .TAYLOR & ANAKIN “RHOGLAS JUST LOOKING”..
PUPPY: (16, 1Abs)
1st. LEWIS. “JASAMARCH CELTIC QUEEN”, b/b bitch of good quality, very clean headed, ears neat with dark eye, she has a lovely expression, clean muzzle correct bite, front clean with good lift with nice depth and width to brisket, topline level, enough rib for age, good angulations all round, moved very well on tight feet, pushed hard for best puppy I just preferred the body shape of the minor puppy, good luck with her.
2nd. STANWAY. “WAYSTAFF FULL MOON”, stronger all over than 1st , very nice white bitch of good type , strong but clean head , she has correct bite, Darkest of eyes with neat ear and nice expression , straight front and good width and depth to brisket ,strong pasterns compact body , level topline , good rib moved well on tight feet and good pad.
3rd. BRECKELL. “CHISWELLSTAFF PENNY BLACK”, b/b/w of nice type, well balanced , head is clean , correct bite , eyes dark, neat ear, good under jaw , straight front ,topline ok, good rib , moved ok.
Res. HIGGINS,WARD & ROGERS. “BERRYSTOCK MISS FIREFLY”.
VHC. JONES. “CHISWELLSTAFF BLACK VELVET AT KAMARISTAFF”.
JUNIOR: (17, 1Abs)
I enjoyed this class some really nice bitches,
1st. GABEL. “RNB OF SPIRIT-STAFF’S”, nice r/w of good type lovely clean head , good ears set correct for nice expression , eyes dark , straight front with well laid shoulders , short body nice topline , tight feet , moved well.
VAN WIJK. “NEROTORO AZ BAD AZ I WANNA BE”, b/b/w , great head shape strong muzzle with width and depth , correct bite and big teeth, plenty of underjaw, I really liked her body shape , good bone and correct angulations all round, her top line is level with good rib , her movement was sound and her feet are really tight with good pad.
3rd. CANAVAN. “WHOS BOVERED NOW”, attractive standard b/b, very pretty head with lovely expression, neat ear with dark round eyes, correct bite, good straight front, topline level short in body moved well on tight feet.
Res. BERGSTRM & CHRISTIANSEN. “DK STAFFS BLACK BIRD”.
VHC. LLOYD & WILLIAMS. “DAJAST VIXEN”.
1st. DOUGAN. “LUTHIAS LIGHT OF VENUS JW”, b/b/w quality bitch of nice type good head shape , strong clean muzzle good bite , dark round eyes , neat ear , lovely expression ,strong neck into straight front up on her pasterns , topline level, good rib , correct angulations , she moved soundly and she was handled to advantage considered for the RCC.
JOHNSON. “ELLCHANSHA ONCE UPON A TIME JW”, b/b/w bitch of lovely type , head is clean of good shape , correct length of muzzle , lips tight, correct bite , lovely front good depth of brisket, good rib , top line ok , nice angulations front and rear super body shape ,moved well on nice padded feet.
3rd. SJOGREN. “QUITE SPECIAL POG MO THOIN VDH/SLO JR CH”, b/b/w standard bitch in good condition , well balanced , lovely dark eye, neat ears , correct bite, clean muzzle sound body , good angulations , moved well on tight feet.
Res. RAYNSFORD & STEVENS. “RAYNSTAFF DARK AND STORMY”.
VHC. PARONNEAU. “WAYWARDSTAFF OVERDOSE DARK POWDER”.
UNDERGRADUATE: (7, 2Abs)
1st. YATES. “ELLCHANSHA HAPPY EVER AFTER”, standard b/b/w , nice type , clean muzzle, correct bite , good head shape , dark eye , neat ears , pretty expression , sound topline , very nice body in good condition , moved well on tight feet.
DROBECKOVA. “EVERYBODY LIKE ME TERRYSTAFF”, b/b/w , top size shown in fit condition, clean head , dark eye ears are little high , correct bite , straight front , tight feet , good body, topline level , enough bend of stifle , moved well.
3rd. TEMPLETON. “JANASTAFF FREYA AT MARUDI”, b/b/w, balanced bitch with strong head , correct bite , good under jaw , straight front , nice body in good condition , moved ok
Res. LEE. “LEEBEES BUBBALICIOUS”.
VHC. SLATTERY. “SLATJACK ROISINS RED”.
POST GRADUATE: (10, 1Abs)
1st. JOHANSSON. “TE ORA MAGIC ECLIPSE” , another lovely blend of bull and terrier in lovely condition, she has a good shaped head , deep through, eyes dark ears neat , nice expression ,correct bite with good under jaw , straight front good depth and width of brisket, well padded and tight feet , ribs well sprung with level topline , well developed body , nice muscle tone moved very well my RCC winner.
ISLES. “LUTHIAS AURORA BOREALIS”. I really liked this b/b bitch she is a nice type , standard bitch in good condition , clean deep through head , nice length of muzzle with correct bite, ears and eyes set correct giving a super expression , nice front , sound body , topline is level , strong backend with good bend of stifle , she moved very well
3rd. FUNNELL. “POWERPACK ALURA FINVARRA JW”, b/b/w different type to my 1st and 2nd place , super clean with a very nice head shape , good length of muzzle with perfect bite , straight front good pasterns , feet are neat with Good pad , nice body with correct angulations all round , moved very well
Res. MCDERMOTT. “DREAMINGSTAFF I QUEEN OF THE KINGS”.
VHC. DROBECKOVA. “EVERYBODY LIKE ME TERRYSTAFF”.
LIMIT (7, 2 Abs)
1st. MCDERMOTT & BERNHARDSSON. “KINGS AND QUEENS OVER THE MOON JW”, b/b , nice quality bitch, strong head defined stop , good width of muzzle , correct bite, eyes dark ears neat , lovely expression , good straight front with good width and depth , a good topline and spring of rib , nice body in good condition strong backend , nice bend of stifle , moved well both ways and shown very well.
FUNNELL. “POWERPACK CHEROKEE JW”, b/b/w, Lighter all over than 1st place , well balanced with lovely expression, dark eye neat ears , clean muzzle correct bite, front is straight good pasterns and tight feet, good angulations, moved well.
3rd. PARONNEAU. “SAMROSS MAKING DREAMS”, typical head shape , clean muzzle , correct bite, lovely dark eye , neatest of ears giving super expression , well angulated all round , moved well with level topline and good pad.
Res. ROWE & SOUTH. “ILLORI BOOTIE LUV”.
VHC. HOGGARD & ASAR. “LONEMOOR INION DE FOR ZAAGABULL”.
OPEN: (15, 2Abs)
Probably the best class I have ever judged, some superb bitches had to go card less as the quality was so high,
1st. VD MEER METZLAR. “FRISIAN STAFFS IT’S A GIFT”, lovely blend of Bull and terrier , absolutely stunning b/b bitch , fits the standard well ,super head shape , Darkest of eyes and the neatest of ears , really keen expression , her lips are tight with scissor bite and large canines , front is straight with good depth & width of brisket, feet are tight and her pasterns are strong , she was in lovely condition , nice spring of rib , good body shape , nice angulations all round, Level topline, her rear quarters are well muscled , she tucks up well into loin , she was on her toes and didn't stop showing , she was a pleasing profile when she moved with good drive I pleased to award her the CC she also went on to take reserve Best in Show. Congratulations.
MANN. “NEROTORO COSMIC GIRL JW”, this one is well put together , balanced from all angles, clean muzzle with good length with correct bite , good head shape , her eyes are dark , lovely expression , neat ears , super body shape , good rib , topline is level , nice angulations , nice bone, tight feet strong pasterns , moved very well .
3rd. ROGERS. “BERRYSTOCK MISS SPITFIRE”, b/b/w Quality bitch of good type , excellent head deep through with good stop , nice length of muzzle with correct bite, straight front , well sprung ribs , level topline, short coupled good tuck up , strong rear quarters good bend of stifle, moved well on good pad and tight feet.
Res. MARSHALL. “CH. MARSTAFF TRUE GRIT”.
VHC. JOHNSON. “CH TILLCAR BAPTISM OF FIRE JW”.