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|BOB - Chassuki Lady Arwen of Thalion
|RBOB & BOS - Larumo One and Only
|BP - Larumo Jagged Ice (Bitch)
|BOSP - Maque Chaka
|Best Jnr. - Larumo One and Only
|Best Veteran - Riefra Golden Miracle
|Dog CC (2pt) - Larumo One and Only
|RCC - Tuscany Hobmans Choice
|Bitch CC (2pt) - Chassuki Lady Arwen
|Bitch RCC - Vangershire Double
Trouble of Stapphire HD00
greatly honoured to be invited to judge this prestigious show. I thank
exhibitors for a lovely entry of 77 and in the way they accepted my
decisions. My gratitude also goes to everyone who made my stay in South
Africa so memorable, I give thanks to my ring steward for making my
judging so enjoyable and of course our beloved breed the Staffy, as
without them there would be no shows. The qualities of the breed I found
was of excellent type, good shape to heads, nice frontage and bone,
mouths were of good standard and coats and condition of exhibits were in
pristine condition. Points in my opinion which need attention are ear
carriage, toplines could be improved and feet could be better through
shorter nails. I am pleased to say my main winners did not have these
faults. Overall exhibits were of good standard and temperament and a
pleasure to judge.
M P D (5) 1. Riekert, Maque Chaka Nice
tidy Bl/Br. Typical head and make, nice front, level top, good bite,
neat ears. Coming along on right lines. Handled and shown well..
2. Cronje, Maque Deisel
Bl/Br. Another nice tidy Bl/Br, Not much between these two, same
attributes. Just preferred better topline of winner.
3. Strachan, Rioghal Knight O’Honor Mah /Br. Shade longer
cast than first two. Nice head and make. Bite ok. Ears, front, topline
all in order. Plenty of time for this trio of minors to mature.
PD No Entries. Disappointing class. Was
looking forward to seeing puppy dogs.
JD (6) 1. Smith + Coetsee, Larumo One
and Only, Wt/Bl/Br Took my eye when entering the ring. Just my
type, lovely headshape and make. Excellent mouth, straight front, level
top and strong quarters. Nice bend of stifle, up on his toes, shown to
perfection and moved out with drive, fore and aft. Nicely boned dog of
correct proportions. Deserved the CC today and got it. Must surely gain
his title. Pleasure to judge. Congratulations. CC and Best Junior.
2. McKechnie, Clanmacmer
Pride of Gaul, R/Wt Dog of good type, not much between these two.
Just preferred better movement of winner on day and better stifle, but a
nice dog in the making and will do his share of winning.
3. Muller, Boehringers
Orval Oscar, R/Wt Lovely Head and type, eye colour in relation
to coat. Level back, sound dog, handled well.
G(3) 1. Scholtz, Tuscany Hobmans
Choice, Mah/Br Another one of my type. Came close today to
the CC. In hard condition throughout. Nice head, ears, eye and mouth
all bang on. Straight front, level top line and barrel rib. Up on toes
all the time. A worthy dog of substance and will make a lovely
Champion. RCC today.
2. Lubbe, Niccyn Potos,
R/W Unlucky to meet 1 in such fine order. Neat headpiece, bite ok,
level top on the move, good pigment and structure. Worthy dog.
3. Van Niekerk, Berinacois
Knersus, Dk/Br Just a shade long cast for me, but of good type
and enjoyed his day out. Moved ok with a level back fore and aft.
S A Bred(9)1. Van Niekerk, Ch. Sylon Borris R/W.
Can see why he is Champion. Lovely standard type. Dog of substance, good
head and shape and type, strong through. Neat ears. Level Back. Nice
round bone on front legs, ample drop of brisket. Strong back end and in
hard physical condition.
2. Coetzer, Zeracious
Oakley Mah/Br. Another close decision, lovely type and head
qualities, straight front, ample bone, strong through muzzle and width,
good top and quarters. Handled and shown well.
3. Van Niekerk, Sylon
Bronco Dk/Br. Another good type from this kennel. Grand headshape
and true front. Good bite, front, legs and body all in order. Shown to
perfection, unlucky to meet first two in such good order.
Import(1) 1. Grek, Ch. Nethertonian King
o’ the Ring Bl/Br. Know this breeding very well, was a shade long
for me, but teeth could do with a clean, and a bit more hard work put
in. But otherwise a nice dog.
O D (12) 1. Van Niekerk, Ch Sylon Leo
Dk/Br Another cracker from this kennel, and can see why he is a
champion. All in outstanding order, coat to die for, quality headpiece.
Ears eyes bite, front, topline, legs, quarters all in A1 condition. Was
a pleasure to judge a dog of good merit. Shown and handled well.
2. Richards, Richmax Chief
of War Bl/Br. Another good blend of Bull and Terrier. Ideal size
and make. All in good order once again. Shaded out by dog in pristine
3. Coetzer, Ch Zeracious
Zero to Hero Bl/Br Excellent trio. Will change places many times.
A pleasure to judge. Three fine exhibits.
Ch (6) 1. Smith + Coetsee, Ch Richmax
Mischief Maker of Larumo Bl/Br of immense substance and strength.
Condition of the best. Head qualities, bite, frontage. Stood square and
demanded attention. Up on his toes. Looked a picture standing and
deserved his placing.
2. Richards, Ch Richmax
Dream Maker Bl/Br/W Good type unfortunate to meet 1 on the day.
Good dog of merit. A good Champion and no mistake. Also up on toes and
shown very well to advantage.
3. Lubbe, Ch Sylon
Bliksem of Niccyn
Handler took dog from ring before
notes could be taken.
MPB (4) 1. Smith + Coetsee, Larumo Jagged
Ice Bl/Br She was my star puppy and what a cracker she is.
Excellent type, straight out of the top drawer. Excelled in all
departments. What more can I say. Could have brought her back to the UK
and made her a Champion and I am sure she will be a S A Champion in
time, once maturity edges in. Congratulations! You have bred a star.
Best Puppy in Breed.
2. Strachan, Rioghal Stop
n Stare Bl/Br Had to be a good one to beat her, and unfortunately
there was one in such outstanding merit. Same attributes as 1, but not
so good substance. Another nice typey puppy who can make the top.
3. Van Heerden, Raminartus
Lady Nushka Red pup, upstanding. Many good virtues and was
unfortunate to meet 1 + 2 on the day, but was a shade long cast for my
PB (3) 1. Goetsch, Agoa Little Orchid
Bl/Br Nice type, straight front, good typey sort. Bite ok, all
in good order. Topline will tighten. Stick with it, there is time on
2. Van Niekerk, Niccyn Bubbles of Sylon, Mah/Br
Touched off by a more fit bitch, but a bitch to be proud of. Some very
good attributes and can only get better.
JB (3) 1. Richards, Richmax
Trigger’s Dol, Bl/W/Br Nice blend of Bull and Terrier. Good
head, nice straight front and topline. Good drop of brisket. Excelled in
many departments. A nice tidy bitch who could go far. Shown and handled
2. Grek, Kelev Dainty
Bess, Bl/Br Nice head and make, not much between these two. Level
top on the move, hind end coming along nicely. Shown and handled well.
Time on her side.
3. McKechnie, Clanmacmer
Pot of Gold, Red of strength throughout. Good head and body,
topline and front. Legs and qts in fine fettle. Will change placings
many times, a nice type.
GB (1) 1. Van Niekerk, Riefra Ebony
Star, Mah/Br Stood alone but did not deny her the
placing. Good bitch with a sound body and headpiece. Moved well but
would benefit with much less weight.
SABB (7) 1. Mateus, Majaz Phoebe
Rose, Red of type and conformation. Good expression, dark eye,
scissor bite, straight front, level back, good qts. Handler worked very
hard to get the best out of her. Shown very well to advantage, worthy
2. Webb, Richmax Designer
Label, Bl/Br Nice typey bitch with good credentials. Head,
ears, eyes, bite all correct with a nice straight front. Ample bone,
topline level on the move. Hind end on right lines. Good type of
bitch. Keep at it.
3. Van Niekerk,
Sylon Royal Flush, Very typey, up on toes, nice dark eye and
placement. Shame about her ear, but nevertheless a bitch of substance
and to the right dog will produce typey pups.
VB (1) 1. Van Niekerk, Riefra Golden
Miracle of Sylon, 10 years young and could see she was a nice
girl in her hey day. Not moving too well today but could not deny her a
OB (11) 1. Armstrong, Chassuki Lady
Arwen of Thalion, R/W Hit me straight away when entering the
ring, couldn’t take my eyes off her, just my type of bitch. Excelled in
all departments, from head to feet. Shown in pristine condition and
moved round the ring as if she owned it, demanding attention. Would
have taken her home also to the UK. Gave the CC on outstanding virtues
and was pleased later to learn it was her 3rd qualifying
ticket to gain her title. Was a pleasure to award her Best of Breed.
Thanks for bringing her, you have an outstanding lady. Congratulations.
2. Jackson + Ousman,
Vangershire Double Trouble of Stapphire, It took a very good one to
beat this tiger brindle, She was bang on standard, what I was looking
for. Lovley headpiece, ears to match. Dark eyes, scissor bite, lovely
straight front. Topline to match. Hindquarters of strength. In gleaming
coat condition and moved like a dream. Shaded out today but your day
will come. Pleasure to judge, my RCC.
3. Richards, Richmax the
Legacy, Bl/Br These three bitches were of very high standard and
will change placings in many occasion. It was my decision today in my
placings, but not everyone is of the same mind. A bitch being third in
this class was an honour with a class of this nature and quality, which
only speaks well for the Staffies in South Africa. I ca say no more,
just that your day will come.
CB (6) 1. Strachan, Ch Zeracious Xpect
the Best of Rioghal, This Bl/Br caught my eye from the start and
was not disappointed when going over her. Another right to standard.
Punishing head, set off with nice ear carriage, dark eyes, strength and
width through muzzle. Lovely frontage, nice top on the move. Hind end of
power, moved out with drive, could see why she was a Champion. Worthy
winner in another good class. Shown and handled very well.
2. Steyn, Ch Riefra Mon
Cherie, R/W Good bitch. Everything in order, lost out to a bitch
in very good form, but a nice R/W bitch to be proud of.
3. Richards, Ch Mzuri
Cindy of Bronxton, Red bitch who spoiled her chances by
carrying too much weight on the day, but could not deny her placing with
her overall virtues.
Judge: Jeff Ford (UK)