Thank you to the committee for this most enjoyable day. The weather was
kind with the sun staying in, perfect for Apso showing. I was looking for
a more 'mid range' height, essentially having enough leg to be able to cope with
the correct shaped rib and being able to move freely on fairly rough grass.
I was impressed with the quality of the puppies especially the bitches,
The limit bitch class was the strongest of the day, all seven being very sound
and I was lucky to be able to find my ideal balance and size in my first two
places. I believe an Apso to be a normally constructed dog, having well
balanced angles with good strong hocks to be able to cope with its native
terrain. When I refer to 'balanced' in my critique it is how I see the
individual exhibit the shape the length of its neck flowing into its
topline, the way the back end is supporting the dog, to the complementing way
the shoulders and upper arm is supporting the pro sternum and rib. The
head and expression is the is the feature that gives it it's breed character.
As far as mouths are concerned I believe the jaw must be right shape and I do
not have a problem with teeth slightly out of line in favour of a clean perfect
mouth but in more of a curve giving quite often a pinched look which can loose
the important expression. Depth of under jaw is important as I did
feel that some seemed to fall away underneath losing the softness in the
expression. Our breed standard is really very straight forward and is easy
enough to feel underneath the coat . I enjoyed very much the opportunity
of being able to appreciate fellow exhibitors Apsos.
MINOR PUPPY DOG
- Skilling Deelayne Making A Mark for Noseneb, 8mth Gold nice balance,
very sound body with good balanced angles fore and rear. Nice soft
expression with a good skull shape, nice clean movement.
- Youngs Avonbourne Touch & Go b&w parti very sound to go over, very nice
shoulders and upper arm and sound rear. Moved very freely. Very
nice skull shape and good mouth. Just preferred expression of 1.
- Church's Askja Insatiable
- Lee Nedlick Classic Attraction. Beautifully made g/w parti.
He has a very good front assembly with correct shape rib that has good depth
and length. Well muscled rear and hocks. Nice shaped skull,
perfect mouth, good dark eye. A little naughty on the move but did
enough to show his lovely free jaunty action.
JUNIOR DOG (3,1)
- McNally Ballito's Ambrose with Angadema. Nice size gold with good
pigment lovely coat texture. A little longer in balance with good
ribbing. Soft expression, nice skull shape. Showed well.
- Scott's Wolferglow What a Gossip. Gold/white parti Slightly longer
type, nice straight front and good pigment
YEARLING DOG (2,1a)
- Watterson's Rictovia Somebody to love. Gold slightly higher
balance. Very good head with lovely expression excellent pigment.
Good shoulder and upper arm into very sound front. Correct rib shape
of good length. Nice sound rear with strong hock. Allot to like
in this young dog.
GRADUATE DOG (5,2a)
- Watterson's Rictovia Somebody to love.
- Ellis Nedlik Classic Hugo. G/w parti with good pigment. Very
good coat texture.
- Scott's Zadophie Blackbeard via Wolferglow
POST GRADUATE DOG (3.1a)
- Waterhouse Chtaura Shadow Dancer. My find of the day Really
loved this silver brindle dog's soundness and honesty to go over.
Lovely shaped skull with well placed dark eyes. Excel's in expression
with a very good shaped wide jaw and good mouth. I found his angles on
his front and rear to have great balance which could be really seen in his
movement that was free and jaunty. His size and balance is my ideal
for a male. Would love to own him. Hope he makes his title. BIS
- Clacey's Clancaniter Floridian Gold with good pigment, nice size.
Very nice skull shape. Good shape rib, lovely coat texture.
- Church's Le Choix Catch Me If You Can at Aska JW SHCM. Very
stylish gold brindle, slightly higher in balance for me but I can definitely
see his appeal. He has a good shaped skull with lovely expression.
Good shoulder assembly with a good long shoulder blade into well returned
upper arm. Good shape rib, strong loin and rear. A real showman.
- Scott's Wolferglow Merlot. Very sound red gold. Good sound
construction that moved very well coming and going. Good shaped skull
and eye, for me he could just benefit from more under jaw. Well
- Skillings Cossy Jimeny Cricket Among Noseneb.
OPEN DOG (6,3a)
- Waterhouses Eng/Am Ch Chtaura Dream Machine. Pale Gold with good
pigment. 6yr old dog that has matured so well since I last went over
him. He is a lovely size that is very solid in muscle and has
wonderful depth and length to his rib. Lovely soft expression that is
all male. Moved very well.
- Pointon's Aust Ch Amesen Come Fly With Me to Ballito. Very stylish
silver sable of a nice size. Different balance then 1, moved well
keeping a good outline. Nice soft eye with good pigment. Very
- Wilkes Miricle Moonshine at Monkspath.
VETERAN DOG (3.2a)
- Ellis's Nedlik Classic Claude Rich gold/white parti, blackest pigment.
Nice size. Very nice type and style sound throughout moved well.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (9)
- Young's Avonbourne Tender Touch. Beautiful made B/W parti baby .
Excellent dark eye and lovely correct head. Very good shoulders and
upper arm. Typical shaped rib into good topline with strong hocks and
lovely tail set to finish the picture. Would be proud to have bred
- Church's Askja Popcorn and Peanuts. Lovely balance gold brindle.
My notes say so sound. Slightly longer then 1 with excellent rib with
good topline. Very pretty head and expression. Two lovely
- Seward's Elleonia on the Dark Side.
PUPPY BITCH (91a)
- Bedford's Sangchenla Pandora. Ultra sound gold/white parti.
Well balanced head, black pigment and dark eyes. Good shape jaw and
nice mouth. This puppy felt like my own An-dreus to go over at this
age. Wonderful front assembly with good angels. the best shape
and length of rib of the day. Nice back end without exaggeration.
Good coat. Hope she matures as I would imagine. BP
- Ellis's Nedlik Simply the style. Gold with wonderful black pigment
and dark eyes. Very well balanced with sound body construction.
Very good muscle tone on one so young. Stylish movement with excellent
extention of upper arm balancing well with backend.
- Bedford's Sangchenla Persephone.
- Waghorn Avonbourne Lucy Lastic with Sukisha. Very mature b/w parti
that is so soundly made. Good shape skull and nice eye and pigment.
Well balanced anglesmand topline. Moved true. Very well
presented coat . A good bitch of true type.
- Fleet. Mytilene Peggy Sue Cum Newcliffe. Black/silver sound bitch,
pretty expression with good movement, just a little longer in balance than 1
and not as mature.
YEARLING BITCH (2.1a)
- Waterhouse Chtaura Boom Boom Bang. Very nice balanced b/w parti.
Good skull shape and eye. Moved with good topline and lovely tail set.
GRADUATE BITCH (6.3a)
- Paradise Shardlow Rose Petal fall over Cedarpoint. Gold bitch that
is so sound to go over. Well balanced head with good pigment and
mouth. Very good quality coat texture. Her body has well
balanced angels with a stronng backend with well placed hocks. Moved
well I was very impressed with this bitch.
- Waterson's Rictovia She's The One. Another very sound bitch.
similar to handel as 1 but with slightly different head. Very strong
hocks and rear, slitely unhappy on the move, hope she gains confidence.
- Bedfords Avonbourne Electra.
POST GRADUATE BITCH (10.6a)
- Bushells Spinning Around for Jamikasoka. Lovely size gold
with excellent pigment. Slightly round in head but very pretty. So
sound to go over and moved well with good style in good balance of angels.
Immature in coat at the moment but has a lovely texture.
- McNally's Ask For
Me. Nice size gold in good finish of coat. Kept good topline on
the move, just preferred front on 1.
- Smith's Wyndcatch
LIMIT BITCH (9.2a)
My favourite class
- Young's Avonbourne
Bemused. My ideal size for a bitch is this b/w parti. She has
matured so well since I last judged her as a junior. Lovely skull
shape, soft eyes and well shaped jaw gave sweet expression. Very sound
body with good depth of chest into straights forelegs and a good lay of
shoulder and balanced upper arm. Level strong topline into sound
backend and well set hocks. Just the type of bitch I would choose to
own, for her type and honesty. I would love to see her become a CH for
I feel that she is such a worthy example of the breed. BB, RBIS
- Ellis's Nedlik An
Paris. Lovely size b/w parti. Very well marked with a lovely
textured coat. Nice skull shape with excellent jaw and mouth.
Very well made body with balanced angles and typical rib cage.
Slightly larger type then 1 with good muscle tone. RBB
- Church's Askja
Tantrums 'N' Tears.
OPEN BITCH (6.2a)
- Torrance Sinyl
Brief Encounter. Very typical grey of lovely size Lovely sweet
head and expression. Nice balance and sound ideal textured coat.
Another top draw bitch.
- Church's Worse
than Wicked. Very glamorous g/w parti, put down to perfection.
Very sound body with lovely balanced movment. Just preferred
expression of 1
- Waterhouse Ch
Chtaura All U Need is Luv
- Holmes Chergram
Private Dancer. This 8 year Black bitch looked so well and was
presented in great coat. So sound to go over with a lovely sweet head.
Slightly longer but balanced in herself. A lovely Apso BV
- Sutcliffe Sealaw
Meet The Press at Bedingfield. Well made 12 year gold. Nice head
and moved so soundly with a good topline. Good coat texture and
- Ellis. Well
matched g/w parti of even size
Mrs Helene Bell