Southern Counties Staffordshire Bull
20 Class Breed Open Show
19th June 2016
Firstly, may I thank the officers and committee, for inviting me to judge their prestigious breed show, my first, also for making myself and my family so welcome, also for the exhibitors for entering under me.
I was more than happy with my major winners, both dogs and bitches were of a high standard. In the bitch line up 3 or 4 of the exhibits were in the running, overall quality was high. A few exhibits were let down by fitness and condition. And some were just to overdone, our breed states bull terrier, if we breed to this type our breed will be in a good place. Only a couple of bad mouths, but I was happy with most of my entry, thank you to you all.
Veteran Dog 1 (1abs)
Minor Puppy Dog 2
1st Morrison “Antrobos Kenny Ken” 8 month old red, standard red dog, many pleasing virtues, good pigmentation, dark eye, correct bite, typical head. Pleasing expression, promising, pup, made his handler work, moved ok, time on his side, well presented.
2nd Messrs Jones “Rougestaff Lone Ranger”, 6 months old red. A baby his first show, lovely dark red/ white patches, standard dog of quality and promise, put together well for age moved ok, needs time to mature lovely pigment. Handled and presented well, done, should do well.
Puppy Dog 2
1st Hopkins “Trufflestaff Papinashvash” 9-month old black brindle,
really nice standard dog, lovely typical head, correct bite dark well placed eye, correct ear set, giving pleasing expression, strength without exaggeration well put together, great front, ample rib, close coupled, moved well, was up for it in this class plenty of sparkle, put down in excellent condition, handled well, I feel he just lost out on best pup in show on sparkle.as it was probably a long day for him, a really nice pup with a future. Best Puppy Dog. Best Opp Sex Puppy in Show.
2nd Fergusons “Gusonstaffs Lucky Luciano” 9-month old top sized puppy, mature for age correct bit nice head shape, good feet, a bit long cast, but put down in excellent condition, well-handled and presented.
Junior Dog 1
1st Smiths “Ramblestaff Racketeer” 16-month old black brindle, lovely standard dog, put together well, good front typical head, correct bite, moved well, put down in excellent condition, good on move, well presented and handled, close to res best dog, another day. well done a really nice dog
Yearling Dog 1
1st Papworths “Tiezelstaffs Moonshine Bay” 21-month old top sized red, put down in good condition, prefer darker pigmentation eye, typical head shape, good front tight feet, would benefit from better rear angulation, but well handled.
Maiden Dog 2 (1w/d)
1st Smiths “Ramblestaff Racketeer” See 1st in Junior Dog
Novice Dog 4
1st Smiths “Ramblestaff Racketeer”. See 1st in Junior Dog
2nd Hopkins “Trufflestaff Papinashvash”. See 1st in Puppy Dog
3rd Papworths “Tiezelstaffs Moonshine Bay”
4th Phillips “One Cool Dude”
Post Graduate Dog 3
1st Messrs Mitchell & Ashtons “Our Little Cracker” top size blue brindle, a lot said about this colour, but is in our breed standard, correct head and bite, good head shape, prefer darker eye, but bears some relation to coat colour, so is acceptable, good front tight feet, ample rib, a bit long cast for me, moved ok, presented and handled excellent, both dog and handler in unison. Well done.
2nd Barke’s “Rubicanov Wot A Cracker at Starhaze” mahogany brindle, lower end of the scale, good front, tight front, level top line, put down in excellent condition, a bit too much for his height for me, but well-presented and handled.
3rd Terrys “Gnosall Romeo Diamond”.
Limit Dog 4 (1w/d)
1st Messrs Booth & Grimwood’s “Ramblestaff Just Like Eddy” a stunning standard dog, stunning head piece, clean good bite, correct eye placement, ears positioned correctly, giving a pleasing expression, good front, tight feet put together really well, level top line, good rear angulations, owned the ring, plenty of ring presence., pleasing from all angles, a pleasure to go over him, this kennel consistently produce nice standard well balanced dogs. Best dog presented and handled well.
2nd Messrs Muir & Quinn’s “Diamonds of Blanch Rium Black Steel” a real pleasing standard dog, good head shape, correct bite, dark eye, good ear placement, pleasing expression, correct front, tight feet, level top line, moved well, presented and handled excellent, preferred overall balance of one, but a close run thing, well done.
3rd Gardner’s Labrastaf Curious George.
Open Dog 4 (1abs)
1st Manito’s “Dynastaff Northern Soul” eye catching standard black dog, correct head, good length, width and depth of muzzle, big large teeth, pleasant to see, good under jaw, good front, tight feet, level top line, well put together dog, bone without exaggerations, very clean in outline, owned the mat a real handful owner got the best out of him, again from a kennel that consistently produces, well presented and handled to his advantage Res Best Dog.
2nd Messrs Muir & Quinn’s “Diamond of Blanch Ruim Black Steel”.
See 2nd in Limit Dog.
3rd Hopkins “Golden Boy Trufflestaff of Spirit Staffs (Imp).
Veteran Bitch 7 (1abs)
1st Hopkins “Ch Trufflestaff Monifa Kanika JW”. Nearly nine-year-old, stunning black bitch, out of the top draw, plenty said about her, I personally, think this is a perfect blend of bull and terrier in this class, she owned the ring, ears up ready for all comer’s credit to her owner in tip top condition, glided down mat with ease. Handled expertly, a credit to our breed, nearly gave her best bitch seemed to lose a bit of spark near the end. but an honour to go over. Best Veteran in show, again a kennel that produces quality.
2nd Funnells “Ch Kewaunee Pocahontas for Powerpack” 9 year old black bitch, again a lot said about this bitch, personally, again a perfect blend of bull and terrier, owned ring, my hardest class decision of the day, these two could swap places easily, stunning body lines great mover, put down in excellent position, handled well, an honour to assess her. Well done. Res Best Veteran in Show.
3rd Booth & Grimwood’s “Ramblestaff Jorja On My Mind JW”
Res Canavan’s “Boldstock Bella Quinn”.
VHC Gardner’s “Labrastaff Eye of the Storm”
Minor Puppy Bitch 3 (1abs)
1st Funnells “Powerpack Cherokee” 7 month old black brindle, this lovely standard bitch, really caught my eye immediately, clean in out line, typical head, correct bite, dark eye, well placed ears, pleasing expression. Good feet, correct front, level top line, great from all angles, good mover for age presented, in excellent condition, well handled. Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show. Again, this kennel consistently produces, quality.
2nd Rogers “Ginstean Second Chance for Ynysstaff just 6 month old bitch, just a baby, but clean in outline lovely body lines, typical head, going thru dentition, but all seems well, moved well, presented in excellent condition, should go on and do well, well handled, a credit to her owners.
Puppy Bitch 2
1st Fergusons Gusonstaffs Black Widow 9 month old standard black brindle, clean in outline straight front, tight feet, lovely head shape, good bite, dark eye keen expression, level top line, well put together, promising youngster, well presented and handled.
2nd Rose’s Dejablues the Immortal, 11 month old, top size black brindle. typical head shape, dark eye, correct ear set, long cast, moved ok, well handled for first show for both well done.
Junior Bitch 4 (1abs)
1st Booth & Grimwood’s “Ramblestaff Maybe Baby” 16 month old standard black brindle, really nicely put together inchmeal quality, clean in outline, typical head shape, correct bite, dark eye, well placed ears, presenting pleasing expression, good front, tight feel, overall a pleasing picture, moved well, put down in excellent condition, well handled. Well done
2nd Lee’s “Leebee’s Precious”. 17 month old white bitch, fawn patches, really a lot to like about this standard bitch, nice dark eye, and pigment, correct typical head good bite, well put together, moved well, handled to her advantage put down in excellent condition.
3rd O’Sullivans “Hammystaff Lucky Lottie”.
Yearling Bitch 4 (1abs)
1st Barke’s “Felkirkstaff at Starhaze JW” 23 month old black brindle, standard bitch, a lot to like, typical head, good bite, dark eye, good expression, well put together, presented in excellent condition, moved well, expertly handled, enjoyed, her outing, well done.
2nd Messrs D’Atri & Pisaniellos “Lionhard Staffs Grace Kelly” 15 month old standard black brindle, similar in type to 1 gave her handler a hard time, but did well, moved ok, preferred overall balance of 1 well done.
3rd Moore’s “She’s A Rockstar”.
Maiden Bitch 2
1st Smiths “Ramblestaff Maybe Baby”. See 1st in Junior
2nd Papworths “Tiezelstaffs Moonshine Red” lovely red, lower end of standard, lovely pigmentation, dark eye, correct bite, good expression,
would ideally prefer a straighter front, on her, but level top line, good rear end, moved ok, presented in excellent condition, well handled.
Novice Bitch 5
1st Funnells “Powerpack Cherokee”. See 1st in Minor Puppy
2nd Meara & Millgate’s” Millamear Out Out” really nice black brindle bitch, standard in type, put down in excellent condition, clean in outline moved ok, well handled.
3rd Smiths “Ramblestaff Maybe Baby”. See 1st in Junior
Res Silvers “Callastaff Lucky Charm”.
VHC O’Sullivan “Hammystaff Lucky Lotte”.
Post Graduate Bitch 9 (1abs)
1st Dyers “Cadarnbull The Sixth Sense” lovely standard mahogany brindle, a lot to like, put together really well, nice head shape, good bite, dark well placed eye, correct ear set, keen expression, real nice blend of bull and terrier, up on her toes all the time, moved like a dream, put down in excellent condition, expertly handled, she just has that something, about her, pleased to award her Res Best Bitch and Res Best in Show, which was a close run thing, well deserved. A pleasure to go over her.
2nd Funnells “Lackyle Oiche Eiri for Powerpack” another really nice black standard bitch, really made her handler work, clean in outline correct typical head, good bite, dark eye, well placed ears, great expression, well put together, moved well not allot between her and winner, well done,
3rd Meara & Millgate's "Millamear Out Out".
Res Hopkins “Trufflestaff Masud Tumaini JW”.
VHC Terrys “Mishdars Star Above Me”.
Limit Bitch 2
1st Booth & Grimwood’s “Dalstaff’s Razzmataz With Ramblestaff” standard black, cracking bitch, clean in outline, well put together, typical correct head, good bite, dark eye, good ear placement, level top line, good front, moved and handled well. A credit to her owners.
2nd Nolan’s “Crossguns High Hopes” standard size black brindle, a lot to like nice head, bite, dark eye, good, ear placement, good expression, well put together, moved ok, a bit too much for me, but many good attributes. Presented and handled well.
Open Bitch 6(3abs)
1st Manito’s “Dynastaff Pure Science” standard black bitch, perfect blend of bull and terrier. Typical correct head shape, good bite large white teeth, set square to jaws as it should be, good eye and ear placement, keen expression, straight front, tight well-padded feet, ample rib and one, without any exaggerations, excellent lay of shoulder, level top line, good rear angulations, a real handful but i seen excellent movement, when she was on mat. owned the ring, alert and on her toes all the time, more than pleased to give Best Bitch, and Best in Show, be a crime if she didn’t make it, another cracker from this, quality kennel.
2nd Jones” Rougestaff Flaming Ice” skewbald bitch, standard in size, a bit more to her than winner, but really nicely put together, good all round, moved well, put down in excellent condition, a credit to her owners, unfortunate to meet 1 on this occasion, well done,
Judge: Mr Carl Dean (Kylestaff)
Joanna Mason Memorial Special Award Classes
Thank you to the committee for allowing me to stand in for Mr Fred Clark who unfortunately was not able to judge. I had a very enjoyable day.
Puppy Dog and Bitch.: 4 (1abs)
1st. Jones “Rougestaff The Lone Ranger”.
Six month old red & white standard boy, nice dark round eyes, good length of muzzle, walked well holding top line on the move, very much still a baby. I’m sure he will do well in the future.
2nd. Rose’s “Dejablues The Immortal”.
Black brindle bitch, good ear carriage, level top line & good spring of rib, dark eye & good head shape preferred the movement of 1st.
3rd. Hopkins “Trufflestaff Papinashvash”
Open Dog or Bitch: 16 (5abs)
1st. Muir’s “Diamonds Of The Blanch Ruim Black Steel”. Black brindle boy nice head shape good length of muzzle, correct bite, dark round eyes, nice ears & a pleasing expression, level top line on the move & when stacked, correct front & nice tight well- padded feet stood square & has a good spring of rib, moved & handled well.
2nd. Jones “Rougestaff Flaming Ice”.
Red & white bitch in super condition hard to touch walked like a dream & handled well, held top line on the move, nice dark round eye good tail set & stood square
3rd. Mitchell & Ashton’s “Our Little Cracker”.
Res. Booth & Grimwood’s “Just Like Eddy”.
VHC. Nolan’s “Crossguns High Hopes”.
Judge: Dawn Raynsford (Raynstaff)