Mingus Judges Critiques.

MIDLAND COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP – 27/10/12

dog of good type, not so mature as one. Handsome, narrower head than one with good furnishings. Well put together, good front and bone. Strong neck into good shoulders good body length and topline which he held on the move.

2nd Open (class of 9)

judge: Rachel Thompson

DARLINGTON CHAMPIONSHIP – 16/09/12

Lovely head, coat and colour. Chest well down and another who had good length of arm. Nice length of back and loin, well sprung ribs. Nice slope to croup and tail-set.  Good feet for a larger dog.  I liked him enough to consider for RBD but felt he just needs time to really come together which I’m sure he will and will continue to have a good future.”

2nd Open

judge: Keeley Newman-Jones

MINEHEAD & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY OPEN 25/07/12

A nicely made, balanced dog with neck of good length set into properly laid shoulders. A body of good proportions with strongly developed chest, level back just sloping towards the tail set. Covered the ground well on the move, driving well from his strong hind quarters.

1st NSC, Best NSC Gundog

judge:  Shelagh Walton

NEWTON ABBOT & SOUTH DEVON CANINE SOCIETY OPEN – 27/08/11

Intelligent expression, well-proportioned head and made good use of the ring, maintaining his topline as he moved. Very pleasing to find the correct coat and undercoat.”

1st Open, Best of Breed

judge: Tony Taylor

EXETER & COUNTY OPEN 25/06/11

Upstanding male with great ring presence, superb bone and muscle, deep in brisket, excellent turn of stifle and level topline.”

1st Open, Best of Breed

judge: Sue Lloyd -Denman

ROYAL CORNWALL OPEN 09/06/11

Strong, ground-covering movement, correct angulation with good straight bone into slightly sloping pastern. Good coat texture. Masculine head with a lovely eye. Deservedly BOB.

1st Open, Best of Breed.

judge: Kim Parris

BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 08/05/11

“Really nice young male, very balanced, good body, excellent head, forechest, depth & topline, good width across second thigh, excellent wire coat. Given maturity, will trouble the best”

1st Junior Dog

judge: Jean Fairlie

WELKS CHAMPIONSHIP 30/04/11 

 “well balanced with a lovely coat, put down in excellent condition, moved well on strong well made hindquarters & an excellent front extension, good depth & width to chest & a masculine head & expression, well set & carried ears

1st Junior Dog

judge: Pam Blay

EXONIAN CANINE ASSOCIATION OPEN 02/04/11

Young male with masculine head and expression. Good length of neck, straight front with good depth of chest. Correct angulation front and rear resulting in sound, ground-covering movement. Super coat.”

1st Open, Best of Breed, Gundog Group shortlisted

CRUFTS CHAMIONSHIP 10/03/11 

 “Excellent overall type, excellent head type & kind expression, very balanced fore & aft, quality body. Just needs to fill in to his frame. Moved out well off his quarters to win this class, excellent coat properties. I am sure he will have a bright future.”

1st Special Junior Dog

judge: Lindsey Townsend

CENTRAL CORNWALL CANINE ASSOCIATION OPEN 13/02/11

Liked this fellow a lot. Good head and front, correct colour and feel to coat, held topline on the move.”

1st NSC Open, Best NSC Gundog, Gundog Group shortlisted

judge: Jane Wright

EXETER & COUNTY CANINE SOCIETY OPEN 22/01/11

Upstanding russet coloured 14 month male. Pleasing head on strong neck. Level back. Good straight front, plenty of bone with pronounced forechest and deep brisket. Tail well set on. Moved with drive and enthusiasm.”

1st Open, Best of Breed

judge: Ramsey Nagaty

PLYMOUTH & DISTRICT KENNEL ASSOCIATION OPEN 20/11/10

Strong boned and appears more robust than the Hungarian Vizsla, good return of upper arm, tight elbows, strong pasterns and arched tight feet. Eyebrows and beard good,  wiry harsh overcoat developing well, good length to body, flowing mover with strong, rear-driving action. Liked his intelligent but affectionate expression, and obviously loyal and a good pal to his handler.

1st NSC Graduate, Best NSC Gundog puppy, GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP 1

judge: Rosemary Alexander

+ RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW under Kay Cooper

TORQUAY & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY OPEN 06/11/10

Impressive young Wire Haired Vizsla who was handled to advantage.  Approaching 12 months and presents a very pleasing picture. Moved with drive.”

1st NSC Graduate, Best NSC Gundog Puppy

judge:  Cheryl Bawden

MIDLAND COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP 28/10/10

“of good shape and make, this time 11 months and done growing. Handsome head with good furnishings. Correct body proportions with good depth of chest, straight front and good bone. Body-covering harsh, russet wire coat finished the picture.”

2nd Puppy Dog

judge: Rachel Thompson

SOUTH WESTERN GUNDOG CLUB OPEN 17/10/10

10 month old dark red boy with harsh wire coat, lovely head and super facial furnishings, nice ear carriage. Good overall balanced outline with super front angulation, good strong bone and tight feet. Good turn of stifle and better width of thigh than (2nd place dog). Firmly muscled quarters from which he drove well. Good ground-covering action. Reserve Best of Breed. Best Puppy in Breed.”

1st Graduate, Reserve Best of Breed, Best Opposite Sex, Best Puppy in Breed

judge: Ilex Whiting

SOUTH WALES CHAMPIONSHIP 09/10/10

10 month old dog, he had excellent coat and colour, good angulation fore and aft and so moved well. He has a typical head and lovely expression and also good temperament. Thoroughly deserved his first place.”

1st Junior Dog, Best Puppy in Breed

+ Shortlisted in the Puppy Group under Meg Purnell-Carpenter

judge: Patricia Baker

TAVISTOCK & DISTRICT OPEN 03/10/10

“A promising 10 month old dog puppy with an excellent coat and head furnishings. Angulations good and balance each other. Correct height and length ratio in body. Deep chest, short and strong over loin. Moved soundly and with drive to win Best of Breed & Best Not Separately Classified Puppy”

1st NSC Junior, Best NSC Gundog Puppy, Best NSC Gundog

judge: Eileen Hughes

+ Gundog Group – shortlisted & GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP 2 – under Shona MacPherson

OKEHAMPTON & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY OPEN 26/09/10

A superb representative of the Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla carrying many of the characteristics the breed demands, nice biddable, expressive well-worked head, correct size, well-balanced in every department, covering the ground with purposeful, accurate ground-covering movement. I also awarded him Gundog Group 2 and Puppy Gundog Group 1.”

1st NSC Open (class of 7), Best NSC Gundog, Best NSC Gundog Puppy, GUNDOG GROUP 2, GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP 1

judge: Mike Bryant

CORNWALL GUN DOG CLUB OPEN 25/09/10

“Puppy of 10 months. Head with good beard, body well ribbed back with dark coat of correct texture. Moved well and really is at one with his handler. Best Puppy. Reserve Best of Breed & pleased to see him go Reserve Best Puppy in Show.”

1st Graduate, Best Puppy in Breed, Reserve Best of Breed

judge: Mike Lewin

+ RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW under David Bell

CAMBORNE REDRUTH CANINE SOCIETY OPEN 19/09/10

Superb 10 months male. I could have taken him home. Expressive head, strong neck, shoulders well laid, deep chest, good bone, well angulated backend that produced a strong rear driving action. This was all topped off with a good harsh jacket. Pleased to award him Puppy Group 1 and Best Puppy in ShowA super boy, I shall watch his progress with interest.”

1st NSC Open, Best NSC Gundog Puppy, Best NSC Gundog, Gundog Group – shortlisted, GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP 1, BEST PUPPY IN SHOW

judge: Penny Sands

PLYMOUTH & DISTRICT  PREMIER OPEN 18/09/10

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better in came this class. For me he was a picture of balance. Excellent head and expression. Super front with great legs and feet. Everything just fitted and flowed together. Super body, great quarters and he used them to advantage. Moved really well. ”

1st NSC Open (class of 6), Best NSC Gundog Puppy, Best NSC Gundog, GUNDOG PUPPY GROUP 1, GUNDOG GROUP 1

judge: Nicola Calvert

+ RESERVE BEST PUPPY IN SHOW under Peter Julian

NEWTON ABBOT & SOUTH DEVON CANINE SOCIETY OPEN 28/08/10

9 month old dog with attractive head properties, clean neck leading into well-laid shoulders. Good harsh coat, strong topline. Excellent moved covering the ground very well.

1st Open, Best Puppy in Breed, Best of Breed.

judge: Linda Westron

NATIONAL GUNDOG CHAMPIONSHIP 07/08/10

“What a super puppy, hope he continues to develop as he is doing. Moderate skull shape, melting expression, correct earset, good muscular neck into well laid shoulder placement, forequarters straight with chest reaching down to elbows, good topline held on move, great rear angulation & width to thigh, what a super harsh coat, moved with style & purpose, driving from the rear.”

1st Puppy Dog, Best Puppy in Breed

judge: Terry Pearson








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