RESULTS OF THE
SOCIETY OPEN SHOW
Held on Sunday 12th June 2022
Bletchingley Village Hall
A very enjoyable show at a very light and airy venue. The show attracted a decent entry for the two judges and we were also joined by a good number of spectators which made for a good atmosphere and a warm reception of the judges decisions.
On speaking to both Clare & Kaine after the event both informed us that they had a very enjoyable day and thanked the Society for their respective appointments and hospitality.
Although as a Society we only have a small committee who work hard to make the show a success we are also lucky and would like to thank the small band of helpers who always come along and help.
We would also like to thank our sponsors Primal Raw for their continued support and also to those individuals that sponsored the Best Of and Class Rosettes. We are now planning the Society's Championship Show for November, so any offers of rosette sponsorship or special prizes would be gratefully accepted.
Mrs. Clare Robinson-Cox and Mr. Kaine Davis
receiving their gift from the
Society President Mr. Joe Samby
Judge: Mrs. Clare Robinson-Cox (Hamason)
My thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge their Open Show and for the very warm welcome we received. The ring was of good size and the venue was very well lit, light and airy with good ventilation – essential as it was a warm day.
My two ring stewards, Kim & Faye, did a great job in helping the day to run smoothly – thank you.
I had a lovely entry of dogs to assess, and I would like to thank all exhibitors for giving me the opportunity to judge your dogs and for accepting my decisions sportingly.
A general observation from the day, dogs (and bitches) seemed to be separating into two distinct camps – either too big (well over 16 inches in some cases but having the bone and substance to match that height) or a little lacking in bone and substance, though in these specimens height is within the 14-16 inches desired. For me a Stafford (dog or bitch) should have the strength and power I saw in the larger specimens but still have that packaged in a 14-16 inch frame. We need to be aware of becoming complacent with the “lift” and “daylight underneath” I hear bandied about so often and forgetting about the “great strength for his size” that is actually written in the Breed Standard. Having said that, I was very pleased with all of my main winners today.
BEST BITCH, BEST IN SHOW & BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
Mr. J & Mrs. S Hammond
"HAMMYSTAFF LOVE BOMB"
White and red pied bitch with beautiful dark eyes, neatly set and carried ears and a super expression. She has a lovely skull to muzzle ratio, with good strength and no exaggeration. She is clean-lipped and has a correct scissor bite and cheek bumps developing nicely. She has a strong neck leading to a wide, straight front with good bone and forechest and lovely neat feet. She has a great spring of rib already and a good depth of brisket. She is short-coupled and has a lovely level topline that she holds perfectly on the move. She still has that “puppyness” about her, but that’s exactly what I expect with a puppy – not to be overdone with fitness at a young age. She moved very well which won her this class today. Overall, she was the one for me today – fitting the breed standard more closely than anything I had my hands on in every department. So pleased to award her BEST BITCH, BEST PUPPY BITCH, BEST IN SHOW & BEST PUPPY IN SHOW – well done.
RESERVE BEST BITCH & RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Miss P Benfield
"ROWENDA LADY DEMELZA"
Black brindle bitch with a
strong head, a good skull to muzzle ratio, good cheek bumps, no excess of
fleshiness, clean-lipped and correct scissor bite. She has neat ears and a wide chest and straight front with neat
feet. She has good bone and a great
spring of rib and depth of brisket. She
moved and was handled well and was presented in great coat and physical
condition. She has definitely matured
since I last judged her, though I would not want to see her any “fitter” or
conditioned as her overall balance and outline may not benefit from it. A beautiful bitch who I am sure has much more to come. Pleased to award her RESERVE BEST BITCH and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW.
BEST DOG & BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW
Mr. B Boggins & Miss C Burton
"LUTHAIS LOCH TAY JW"
A stunning black brindle dog with a lovely expression and the darkest of eyes. Neat, well-placed and carried ears. A very good skull to muzzle ratio with good cheek bumps and a correct bite. Clean-faced and strong without being overdone in any way. Good bone, decent width of chest and a straight front. Very neat feet, short, black nails. Good forechest and depth of brisket with a pleasing spring of rib and lightness in loin. A lovely compact dog who moved very well with a correct set on and carriage of his tail. Presented in very good physical and coat condition. Very pleased to award him BEST DOG and BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW.
BEST OPPOSITE SEX PUPPY IN SHOW
Mrs. S & Miss N Clark
"ROWLESTAFF EASY TIGER"
Brindle dog with a good skull to muzzle ratio. He has neat ears and a correct bite. He has sufficient bone with a decent depth of brisket and spring of rib for a youngster. He had a level topline which he held standing and on the move. He had lovely neat feet and good pigmentation, having black nails, though I would have preferred a slightly darker eye. He is just starting to develop his muscle tone and moved OK fore and aft once he was settled.
BEST PUPPY DOG & BEST OPPOSITE SEX PUPPY IN SHOW.
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
Mr. R O'Sullivan
"HAMMYSTAFF LUCKY LOTTIE"
A beautiful white and red pied bitch with the darkest of eyes. She has a good skull to muzzle ratio and a correct scissor bite with neat ears and a lovely keen expression. She has good bone with a straight, wide front. A strong neck and pleasing spring of rib and depth of brisket. She has a level topline held on the move and when stacked. She won this class on movement today – easily the best mover. Very pleased to award her BEST VETERAN BITCH and BEST VETERAN IN SHOW.
BEST OPPOSITE SEX VETERAN IN SHOW
Miss V Mitchell
"OUR LITTLE CRACKER"
Blue brindle top-sized dog with a good skull to muzzle ratio. He has lovely, neat ears and a pleasing expression. He has plenty of bone and a straight front. He has a good spring of rib and the required lightness of loin. He was presented in very good physical condition and moved OK. BEST VETERAN DOG & BEST OPPOSITE SEX VETERAN IN SHOW.
VETERAN DOG 2 (1A)
1: Mitchell’s OUR LITTLE CRACKER 23.10.2013 (Kenmilquin Steel Blade x Rezavoire Lady Of Hampshire).MINOR PUPPY DOG 2 (0A)
1: Clark’s ROWELLSTAFF EASY TIGER 09.10.2021 (Rowellstaff Ooh Aar Cantona x Rowellstaff Tiger Toes).
2: Kirk’s KIRSTAFF THE FIRST AVENGER 21.10.2021 (CH Biggleswick Splash Of Ginge x Jodanzac Fireball Red). A top-sized red dog with a good skull to muzzle ratio and correct bite. He has lovely neat ears, being well-placed and carried correctly giving him a very engaging expression. He is well off for bone and I am sure he will do very well as he matures, having reached his height before his width comes to give him the overall balance I found in my first placed today. He has lovely black nails, though his feet could be neater. He moved well in both directions and held his topline on the move.PUPPY DOG 0
JUNIOR DOG 2 (0A)1: Raynsford & Stevens’ RAYNSTAFF OLD FASHIONED 09.06.2021 (Elitebull Leo x Raynstaff Dark And Stormy). A beautifully compact black brindle dog who has a lovely skull to muzzle ratio, clean-faced, correct bite and dark eyes and eye rims giving him a stunning expression enhanced by his neatly carried ears. He has good bone and a straight front with nice, neat feet. He has a level topline, stacked and on the move. He has a good spring of rib and a pleasing lightness in his loins. He moved well with power and drive and was shown in lovely physical and coat condition. He carried his tail a little high but he is a young dog, only just out of Puppy Class, and I am sure this will settle as he matures. Very smart dog, pushed hard for top honours today.
2: O’Sullivan’s JUNOSTAFF BIG MAN 01.06.2021 (Jodel’s Fernando x Leebee’s Luscious). Another top- sized red dog with a black mask and a lovely expression. He had a good skull to muzzle ratio though I was unable to assess his dentition as he was a little unsettled today. He has a wide chest and good bone, a straight front and lovely black nails, though his feet could be neater. He moved OK. His coat was not in as good condition nor was he as compact, standard dog as my 1st placed today.YEARLING DOG 4 (1A)
1: Boggins & Burton’s LUTHAIS LOCH TAY JW 01.10.2020 (CH Rochlawie Behold The Hour JW x Luthais Ballerina Bella).
2: Clark & Otizo’s POWERPACK LACHLAN DORIN JW 28.07.2020 (Powerpack Tam O’Shanter x Powerpack Alura Finvarra). A dog that I have judged before and can see that he is maturing nicely. Black brindle with white toes and flash on chest. He was presented in very fit condition, which was lovely to see. He has a correct bite and lovely strength in his head though I just preferred the overall proportions in head of my 1st placed today. He has a good width of chest and depth of brisket with neat feet and black toe nails. He has sufficient bone and rib and he moved OK though his tail was carried a little higher than I would like.
3: Knight’s KALOSTAFFS DARK KNIGHT 08.12.2020 (Alport Hallo Man x Blue Phantom Shadow At Kalostaff). Another dog that I have judged before as a puppy and developing well. Black brindle with white and a larger-framed dog all over than 1st or 2nd today but he has good bone and balance nonetheless. He has a decent skull to muzzle ratio with a correct scissor bite. He has a straight front and sufficient rib development. He moved well and was presented in lovely coat and physical condition.NOVICE DOG 1 (1A)
POST GRAD DOG 2 (0A)
1: Nolan’s CHISWELSTAFF I AM LEGEND 09.01.2020 (Chiswelstaff Déjà vu x Chiswelstaff China Girl). A black brindle compact dog with a good skull to muzzle ratio and correct scissor bite. He has dark eyes and neat ears giving him a pleasing expression. He has good bone and a decent front with neat, tidy feet. He is short-coupled with a level topline and moved well.
2: Hammond’s HAMMYSTAFF RED REVENGE JW 23.11.2020 (Magicgem Invictus x Hammystaff Scarlet Witch). A red dog with a black mask and pigmentation throughout that is just perfect. He has lovely dark eyes and a great skull to muzzle ratio, neat ears and a keen alert expression. He has good bone and neat feet and a good width of chest and straight front. Another dog I have judged before but he was just having none of it today and I was unable to assess him other than by eye. He did not settle on the move, even with a 2nd attempt, though there was no suggestion of lameness or poor movement – he just did not want to be there today unfortunately.LIMIT DOG 4 (1A)
1: Wise’s MONTGOMERY GUARD 05.07.2018 (CH Satip Sorboss At Vrarbull x Labyrinths Princess). A compact black brindle dog with a good skull to muzzle ratio and correct scissor bite. He has a strong, thick neck without stuffiness leading to a straight front and good width of chest. He has lovely neat feet with black nails. He is short-coupled with a level topline and moved very well with a correctly carried tail. I preferred his fitness when I judged him last as he did not seem as light in the loin today, though as it was a warm day, he may have re-hydrated more than last time.
2: Mann’s BIGGLESWICK IT’S MY LIFE 25.02.2019 (Garforth King x Biggleswick Ice Maiden). A strongly built black brindle and white dog who pushed very hard for 1st place today. He has a lovely head shape with a good skull to muzzle ratio. He has plenty of bone and a correct scissor bite. He has a wide straight front with a good forechest and depth of brisket. He has a good spring of rib, is short-coupled and has a decent topline. He has a good bend of stifle and good muscle development. Just beaten by 1st placed today who’s movement was more settled and tail carriage was slightly better.
3: Mitchell’s CHEDANSTAFF DEVIL STAR 03.09.2018 (CH Rubericla Black Starscream x She’s A Rockstar At Chedanstaff)OPEN DOG 6 (2A)
1: Norris’s LABRASTAF MAGMA AT HAIDASTAFF 14.09.2019 (Ballindona Roger The Dodger x Ballindona Fab’U’Luss For Labrastaf). A mahogany brindle dog with a lovely expression and a good skull to muzzle ratio. He has neat ears and a good bite. He has a strong neck and a straight, wide front with a good spring of rib and depth of brisket. He is a compact dog with a pleasing lightness to his loins, short- coupled and level topline. He has neat feet with dark nails and moved well in both directions. Pleased to award him RESERVE BEST DOG, just preferring the cleaner face and muzzle of my BEST DOG today.
2: See 1st LIMIT DOG
3: Pocknell’s ASHSTOCK HIGHLAND WARRIOR AT BLUNOOSA 16.07.2017 (CH Ashstock By Jupiter x Pridestaffs Happy Feet At Ashstock (IMP DEU)). Red dog with black mask with a lovely head shape and pleasing expression. A larger-framed dog all over than 1st or 2nd today but he was balanced nonetheless. He had good bone and a straight front and held his level topline while standing and on the move, which he did with ease. Preferred the neater feet on 1 & 2 today.VETERAN BITCH 5 (2A)
1: O’Sullivan’s HAMMYSTAFF LUCKY LOTTIE 13.05.2015 (CH Kronsaters Lycktraff x Hammystaff Haniel).
2: Turner’s TIDESTAFF MYSTICAL MAGIC 25.03.2010 (Stormpike Dark Prince Of Jajca x Tidestaff Firecracker JW). A black brindle compact bitch with a good skull to muzzle ratio. She has a decent
front with a good spring of rib and depth of brisket. She has good bone and neat feet with dark nails and is short-coupled. She did not move the best today but at 12 years old she still seemed to be enjoying her day.
3: Moore’s SHE’S A ROCKSTAR AT CHEDANSTAFF 05.10.2014 (Lillys Cracker Blue Boy x Blue O Hara). A top-sized blue brindle bitch who was presented in great coat and physical condition. She has good bone with a good spring of rib and depth of brisket, decent head shape and nice, neat ears. Another who did not move at her best today but she was quite clearly loving every minute of being in the ring. Just preferred the more compact, standard outline of my 2nd placed today.MINOR PUPPY BITCH 4 (2A)
1: Hammond’s HAMMYSTAFF LOVE BOMB 16.09.2021 (Dusklight Against All Odds x Hammystaff Slap N’Tickle).
2: Nolan’s HAMMYSTAFF HEAT SEEKER 16.09.2021 (Dusklight Against All Odds x Hammystaff Slap N’Tickle). Red bitch with white, litter sister to 1st place and having many similar attributes. She has a good skull to muzzle ratio with darkish eyes and neat ears. She has a wide, straight front with a good spring of rib and depth of brisket. Her feet were not as tidy as 1st and she needs to settle on the move but these things can be worked on, as can her coat condition which was not quite as tidy as 1st placed today.PUPPY BITCH 2 (0A)
1: See 1st in MINOR PUPPY
2: Walker’s MAXSTAFF MISS VIVIENNE 27.09.2021 (Marstaff Sundance Kid x Maxstaff Eat My Dust). A red bitch with a lovely head shape and expression. She has neat ears and a good bite. She has sufficient bone, a straight front and a good spring of rib and depth of brisket. She moved very well and held her topline throughout. Just preferred the overall strength and outline of my 1st placed today.JUNIOR BITCH 3 (0A)
1: Benfield’s ROWENDA LADY DEMELZA 09.03.2021 (Rowenda Brown Bomber x Mournstaffs Maggies Leap).
2: O’Sullivan’s JUNOSTAFF SPLISH SPLASH 01.06.2021 (Jodel’s Fernando x Leebee’s Luscious). A white and red pied bitch with lovely dark eyes and a beautiful expression. She has a good skull to muzzle ratio, neat ears, clean-lipped and correct scissor bite. She has a wide, straight front and plenty of bone. She moved well and held her level topline throughout. Preferred the neater feet and more compact body of my 1st placed today.
3: Wareham’s MAYNESTAFF MORNING GLOW 11.06.2021 (Gazstaff’s Man In Black For Antoniostaff). Black brindle bitch with neat ears, good bone and neat feet. She has good spring of rib and moved OK. Just preferred the head shape and darker eye colour of 1 and 2 today.YEARLING BITCH 3 (0A)
1: Benfield’s ROWENDA MAID OF GOTHERS 09.03.2021 (Rowenda Brown Bomber x Mournstaffs Maggies Leap). Litter sister to 1st place in JUNIOR. Another classy black brindle bitch with a good skull to muzzle ratio, neat ears and pleasing expression. She has good eye shape and placement. She has a wide straight front, a level topline, a good spring of rib and depth of brisket. She moved well with power and drive and carried her tail correctly throughout. Another bitch presented in great physical and coat condition.
2: Mitchell’s VIMAVAL RED ANGEL 17.08.2020 (Trawden Ice Cool x Blooming Lovely At Vimaval). Red and white bitch with neat ears, a good skull to muzzle ratio and a pleasing expression. She has a straight front and a decent spring of rib and moved OK. Preferred the bone and balance and neater feet of my 1st placed today.
3: Terry’s GNOSALL SUN BEAMS FINE YOU 21.10.2020 (Brinstar Radio Gaga x Mishdar’s Stars Above Me). Brindle bitch, smaller all over than 1 or 2. She has a decent head shape with neat ears. She has a good spring of rib for her size and is short-coupled. She moved OK, preferred the stronger underjaw of 1 and 2 today.NOVICE BITCH 7 (2A)
1: See 1st in MINOR PUPPY & PUPPY.
2: Sullivan’s LUTHAIS LOCH TUMMEL 01.10.2020 (CH Rochlawie Behold The Hour JW x Luthais Ballerina Bella). A lovely black brindle bitch with a keen expression, neat ears, a good skull to muzzle ratio, clean-lipped, correct bite, good eye shape and placement. She has a good width of chest, a straight front, a level topline which she held on the move. She has a correct set on of her tail and carried it correctly. She has a good bend of stifle and moved OK. She was shown in fabulous coat condition, just losing out today on the overall strength of my 1st placed bitch.
3: See 2nd in MINOR PUPPY.
POST GRAD BITCH 3 (1A)
1: Jones & Merrick’s MAGICGEM QUEEN OF HEARTS AT ROUGESTAFF 05.03.2020 (Seastaff Riviera Lad At Shirestaff x Leebee’s Luxurious Of Magicgem). A red bitch with a good skull to muzzle ratio. Neat ears, clean-faced giving a lovely expression. Decent forechest and width, good bone and spring of rib. Light in the loin, level topline and short-coupled. Moved OK.
2: Efreme’s LABRASTAF AFTER DARK AT BINDYSTAFF 14.09.2019 (Ballindona Roger The Dodger x Ballindona Fab’U’Luss For Labrastaf). Black brindle bitch who was slighter all over than my 1st placed but still had balance throughout. She has a lovely head shape and neat ears and good expression. She has a decent front, though I preferred the slightly wider front on 1st place. She has a good spring of rib, neat feet and a level topline which she held on the move. Moved well.LIMIT BITCH 3 (1A & 1W)
1: Turner’s ON THE HILL TWO AT TIDESTAFF 15.05.2018 (Mumiah Made In Ulster x Crumkill On The Hill). Brindle bitch with white front. This bitch has a lovely expression with neat ears, a good skull to muzzle ratio and well-developed cheek bumps. She is clean-lipped and has a correct scissor bite. She has good bone and a wide, straight front with lovely neat feet – would like to see her nails a little better pigmented. She has a good spring of rib and depth of brisket and good forechest. She is short- coupled with a level topline which she holds stacked and moving. She has a correct tail set on and carriage and moves well. This bitch is always presented in great physical and coat condition and pushed very hard for top honours again today.
OPEN BITCH 1 (1A)
Many thanks to the club for inviting me to judge the Special Award Classes at the show, I was made feel very welcome by all the committee members and officers of the society.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time judging and I had a lovely selection of dogs to go over. My opinion is just that and I am sure that places will change throughout the year. Some dogs lost out purely down to me not being able to assess confirmation and movement. The atmosphere around the ring was great and everyone seemed to take my decisions sportingly.
Thank you to my two stewards Gina Jones and Charlotte Burton for keeping everything running smoothly throughout my time judging, I really appreciated it.
Special Puppy Dog/Bitch: (5)
1st Hammond's Hammystaff Love Bomb
White and red pied bitch with the most beautiful expression, neat ears which she uses to her advantage, dark round eyes, good skull to muzzle ratio, correct bite and a good underjaw. She has a wide front and straight, well boned legs on neat tight feet. Short neck to well laid back shoulders, good spring to her ribs and plenty depth of brisket, short and compact in the back, level topline, with good developing hindquarters, good bend of stifle and well let down hocks, she moved well from all angles, carrying her tail correctly. She seemed to be really enjoying her day! Look forward to seeing her in the future.
2nd Walker's Maxstaff Miss Vivienne
Red bitch, similar attributes of 1st pleasing head shape of correct proportions, dark round eyes, correct bite and underjaw, straight well boned front, level topline and enough rib for her age. Nicely developing hindquarters, moved well, slightly longer in back than first which lost her the class today.
3rd Gardner-Housden's Labrastaf Espresso.
Res Clark's Rowellstaff Easy Tiger
VHC Nolan's Hammystaff Heat Seeker
Special Post Graduate Dog/Bitch: (10)
1st Raynsford & Stevens Raynstaff Old Fashioned
Black/Brindle dog with a lovely head piece, not overdone at all, broad and deep through, neat ears, dark round eyes, cheek bumps developing nicely, correct bite and enough underjaw. He has a well boned and straight front on good pasterns and neat well padded feet. He has a short neck leading to well laid back shoulders and good angulations throughout. Good spring of rib with a good depth of brisket and a level topline, he is short in the back and has a good bend of stifle and well let down hocks. Moved parallel and with drive. One to watch in the future.
2nd Benfield's Rowenda Lady Demelza
A lovely standard black/brindle bitch, lovely head and expression, good skull to muzzle ratio, dark round eyes, great cheek bumps, good width of chest and a straight well boned front, and neat feet. She has a short muscular neck, level topline and short compact body, muscular hindquarters with a good bend of stifle and well let down hocks. Moved with drive up and down the ring.
3rd Hammond's Hammystaff Red Revenge JW
Res Knight's Kalostaffs Dark Knight
VHC Efreme's Labrastaf After Dark At Bindystaff
Special Open Dog/Bitch: (7, 1abs)
1st Turner's On The Hill Two at Tidestaff
A beautifully balanced brindle bitch, neatest of ears, round dark eyes, good length of muzzle, pronounced cheek bumps with a correct bite and underjaw. She has a muscular straight, well boned front, short neck leading to good shoulders, level topline, good rib and depth of brisket. She has a good back end and solid hindquarters. She moved with power and drive when viewed from all angles, carrying her tail low.
2nd Norris's Labrastaf Magma at Haidastaff
Brindle dog, nice head shape of correct proportions, dark eyes and good cheek bumps, correct bite and underjaw. He has a straight well boned front on neat, well padded feet. Level topline with enough rib and depth of brisket, short in the back and compact. Strong back end and correct tail carriage. Moved well when his handler stepped up the pace.
3rd Walker's Georgie Poergie Pops At Teshleystaf
Res Mann's Biggleswick Its My Life
VHC Gardner-Housden's Ballindona Fab'U'Luss For Labrastaf