Show Results & Critiques for 2013
East Anglian OES Club Championship Show
20.01.2013, Judge: Terri Reed (Charmlea)
The East Anglian Old English Sheepdog Club held their Championship show at the Burgess Civic Hall, St Ives where BIS was Blueshires I Am Canadian With Brinkley, an upstanding young male with sound construction and excellent movement. RBIS & BCC was Keynell New Moon a glamorous very well balanced bitch. My thanks go to the officers and committee of the Club for asking me to judge their show and giving me the opportunity to award CC's for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed my day, thanks go to Ray for his excellent show management and to Maureen and Cheryl for stewarding and looking after me so well. I would also like to thank those exhibitors who battled through the weather conditions to get to the show, I really appreciated your effort. The entry of 65 was a decent one but unfortunately the snow meant that the absentee rate was fairly high, however the quality was good and there were some hard decisions to be made. Most dogs were presented immaculately but there were a few with dirty teeth. I am pleased to say that eye colour, pigmentation and rear angulation have continued to improve since I last judged but I was a little disappointed overall with dentition and shoulder placements.
Judge, Terri Reed
Dog CC & BIS - Tomes' Blueshires I Am Canadian With Brinkley
Res Dog CC - Mills' Kerjalee Moments Jus Lik Zat
Bitch CC & RBIS -Rathband & Fealy's Keynell New Moon
Res Bitch CC - Wilkinson's Kalaju Klassic Dream
Best Puppy in Show - Matthews' Gojolega What A Friend
Best Veteran In Show - Ch Meisan Moonlight Serenade JW ShCM
* BEST IN SHOW *
Blueshires I Am Canadian with Brinkley (imp Can )
Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog (2 Entries Abs 2)
Class 2 Puppy Dog (2 Entries Abs 0)
2nd Oakes' Gojolega Stargazer At Ambleoak. Nice boy who just needs a bit more time to mature into his bigger frame. Was very unsettled when standing and on the move but was obviously enjoying his day out even if his handler wasn't!! Good reach of neck leading into well laid back shoulders. Coat changing quickly with good break to it. Movement was difficult to assess so he does need to settle a little bit more to see him at his best.
Class 3 Junior Dog (1 Entry Abs 0)
Class 4 Special Yearling Dog (1 Entry Abs 0)
1st Tomes' Blueshires I Am Canadian With Brinkley. Stood alone in this class but such a worthy winner, one that I have noticed from the ringside so was glad to get my hands on him. Very mature in body for his age, really liked his shape and balance, displaying that lovely pear shaped from behind. Excelled in head which gave him the edge in the challenge. Two dark brown pigmented eyes and neat ears. Correct length of neck leading into excellent shoulder placement. Straight forelegs and tight elbows, well off for bone. Ribs were well sprung and displaying a gentle rise to his loin. Rear quarters were well covered with a well turned stifle and low set hocks. Coat starting to mature nicely. Covered the ring effortlessly with great reach both front and back. Super boy and pleased to award him the CC.
Class 5 Novice Dog (0 Entries)
Class 6 Post Graduate Dog (3 Entries (Abs 3)
Class 7 Limit Dog (5 Entries (Abs 1)
2nd Goddard and Tomes' Brinkley Rockafella. One I judged as a puppy who has started to mature nicely, short coupled presenting a lovely square outline. Lovely dark brown eyes good pigment and an excellent square broad skull. Straight front and well off for bone. Strong back end with neat hocks. Coat changing at the moment and needs some more furnishings to complete the picture but will challenge my winners once he matures. Moved steadily just preferred shoulder angles of my winner.
3rd Leggett's Millwinkie Magic Moon At Meldale. Pleasing boy with excellent head proportions, coat starting to mature and come through. Moved well.
Res Woods and Taylor's Shingdeka Dairkest Peru At Bumblebob
Class 8 Open Dog (7 Entries Abs 2)
2nd Cheshire's Molyneux Smooth Operator. Excellent head properties and correctly angulated shoulders, straight front and well off for bone. Good bend of stifle, all topped by a harsh dark jacket which has improved since I last judged him. Still needs furnishing to complete the picture.
3rd Georgion's Jeddep Male Model. Larger type than I usually like but good quality all round. Super bone, and lovely head properties and wonderful jacket but did not move at his best today.
Res Crane-Duplock's Mirene Austrian Affair
VHC Farndale's Meadowbears True Blue ShCM
Class 9 Veteran Dog (2 Entries Abs 1)
Class 10 Minor Puppy Bitch (3 Entries Abs 2)
2nd Georgiont's Millwinkie Moment In Time For Jeddep. Slightly bigger puppy than my winner but still feminine, square bitch with profuse, well textured coat. She was very unsettled on the move.
Class 11 Puppy Bitch (5 Entries Abs 4)
Class 12 Junior Bitch (4 Entries Abs 2)
2nd Mann's Bovaron Dream Forever. Another nice young bitch, slightly longer in body than my winner but with good overall proportions. Excellent scissor bite, broad muzzle and well defined stop. Good neck leading into well placed shoulders and straight front, spring of rib needs to develop further. Played her handler up and did not settle on the move so difficult to assess her movement.
Class 13 Special Yearling Bitch (4 Entries (Abs 1)
2nd Pullen's Meadowbears Vision In Blue. Good old fashioned type of bitch, stood four square. Brown eyes with superb pigment. Coat let her down toady, still changing and needs to clear and gain more furnishing, will take some time as its very harsh. Moved well but handler just needs to slow her down a touch.
3rd Leggett's Meldale Moon Dance Magic. Promising young lady whose coat is just starting to develop. Super backend angulation but preferred shoulder placement of my class winner.
Class 14 Novice Bitch (0 Entries)
Class 15 Post Graduate Bitch (8 Entries Abs )
2nd Davies' Kalaju Klassic Fairytale. Larger bitch than my winner but still feminine and a real pleasure to go over. Has excellent conformation, standing four square, nice straight front forelegs with excellent spring of rib and deep chest. Everything in the right places and just needs her coat to finish maturing and should trouble the best. One for the future and well handled.
3rd Khan's Macopa Blue Angel. Another nice bitch, front movement needs to tighten but lots to like.
Res Cheshire's Molyneux She's The One
VHC Evan's Bracalgem Wish Upon A Star
Class 16 Limit Bitch (7 Entries Abs 5)
2nd Jones' Beauvallon Artemis With Amityoak. Another beautiful young lady. Two deep brown eyes. Excellent front and shoulders and spring of rib, nice rise to loin. Strong and very sound rear end which she used well on the move. All topped with a dark and very profuse coat, just needs to finish changing.
Class 17 Open Bitch (5 Entries Abs 4)
Class 18 Veteran Bitch (3 Entries Abs 2)
A great show – but mixed feelings; The East Anglian OES Club Open Show was held at Milton, just north of Cambridge, on Father’s Day, 16th June 2013, and the sun shone on the lucky few who supported this event. But what more can a Club do to get exhibitors and members to bring their dogs and themselves to a Club show? The days of the Open Show must be surely, numbered. Only 18 dogs were entered and 3 of them were ‘Not for competition’. We had the lovely Collette Churcher to judge and she travelled up from Portsmouth; on the south coast and she enjoyed her day. The atmosphere around the ring was terrific with bacon rolls served from the start and with the sun shining, a garden party was soon happening. Lots of spectators gathered around the outside ring from the local community as they walked their dogs in the picturesque Park and stopped to see what was going on and many took advantage of the teas and coffee and refreshments on sale. The East Anglian team work well together and praise should be lavished on those that worked in the kitchen and missed out on the show that was happening in the sunshine. Nina Lenton, the President of the Club, Jeanette Howsam and Andrew Naismith kept the food and drinks coming with other committee members helping out at peak times. Ronnie Burns, the secretary, and Andrew Little, the treasurer, manned the tent selling catalogues and dealing with enquiries. Angie Owen looked after the cups and did a great job as a waitress selling bacon rolls from a tray around the show. Cheryl Naismith ran the ring and looked after the judge. Dave Lenton sold a pile of raffle tickets and was in fine shape after celebrating 50 years of marriage with Nina the night before. After judging the committee hosted a lunch for the judge and a tasty spread was laid out in the ‘wet weather’ hall; that luckily was not called upon despite the weather man’s predictions of rain. It was good to see exhibitors staying after the show, sitting around the ring, chatting and enjoying the company, making the most of a sunny day in lovely surroundings. This may be the last time we use this venue as we plan for the future, so difficult to predict in these austere times. But be aware, if we lose the Breed Club Open Shows we lose a training ground for aspiring judges and a place for novices and newcomers to show young stock in a welcoming environment. For a marked up catalogue, photos and the judge’s critique go to the Club website. Many thanks to all those who supported the show, and lovely to see the Catons and the Steeles and other old friends of the Club; Ray Owen, Show Manager; Patron.
To view the marked up catalogue please click here
East Anglian OES Club Open Show
16.06.2013, Judge: Collette Churcher
I would like to thank the committee of the East Anglian OES Club for the invitation judge their Open Show and for their warm welcome and kind hospitality. This is a well organised show, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The sun was shining which enabled us to make use of the good sized ring and being outside made it a party like atmosphere. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for their entries and for allowing me the opportunity to judge their lovely dogs. I had a very enjoyable day, thankyou.
Collette Churcher, Judge
Best Dog & RBIS - Oakes's Gojolega Stargazer At Ambleoak
Res. Best Dog - Wilkinson's Kalaju King Of Kool
Best Bitch, BV & BIS - Winson's Ch Meisan Moonlight Serenade
Res. Best Bitch - Khan's Macopa Blue Angel
Best Puppy in Show - Joice's Brinkley Emma Rose
* BEST IN SHOW *
Class 1 Veteran Dog or Bitch (3 Entries)
2nd Hudson's Bovaron Pennies From Heaven At Half N Half. nice compact bitch, balanced head with dark eyes. Correct length of leg, good front and rear angles. Moved well.
3rd Henrikson's Half N Half Haribo. good sized male with good bone. Strong head and dark eyes. Good length of neck and balanced front and rear angles. Good width to rear. Moved well.
Class 2 Puppy Dog 1 Entry
Class 3 Junior Dog 1 Entry
Class 4 Special Yearling Dog 21Entry
1st Oakes' Gojolega Stargazer At Ambleoak
Class 5 Post Graduate Dog 1 Entry
Class 6 Limit Dog 1 Entry (Abs 1)
Class 7 Open Dog 1Entry
| Class 8 Minor Puppy Bitch 1 Entry|
1st Joice's Brinkley Emma Rose. 9Feminine 7 months ol top quality puppy. Good head, wall eyed with pigment. Excellent length of neck and front and rear angles. Deep brisket and good spring of rib for age. Correct topline. Wide rear, moved well in challenge for best puppy, should do very well. BPIS
Class 9 Puppy Bitch 1 Entry
Class 10 Junior Bitch 2 Entries (Abs 2)
Class 11 Special Yearling Bitch 1 Entry
1st Winson's Meisan Roly Poly Angelique, another quality bitch from the kennel. Feminine bitch. Balanced head, with correct scissor bite. Wall eye. Excellent reach of neck and correct shoulder angles. Deep brisket and good spring of rib. Well muscled rear with good angles and low set hocks. Lovely yearling coat. Excellent front & rear movement, moved with ease.
Class 12 Post Graduate Bitch 1 Entry
Class 14 Open Bitch 1 entry
1st Mann's Bovaron Dream Forever, transferred from junior. Good head, dark eyes. Good mouth and muzzle. Excellent reach of neck, balanced front & rear angles. Good yearling coat. Moved well