STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER CLUB OPEN SHOW
February 2005 Menlo Park High School Pretoria
from the Judge
thanks to the committee and chairman, Koos Richards, (my able Ring
Steward), for allowing me the opportunity of judging the 39 dogs at your
Open Show and to Magda Richards for your great hospitality.
compliments to all the entrants on their comradeship during and after the
show, this was magic, and sincere thanks to Peter Greg for stepping in
with his camera. The photographs were brilliant.(All 280 of them)
day was hot and humid which caused a few dogs to suffer from the heat,
fortunately without too much stress. On the whole the dogs present were of
good quality which bodes well for our breed. Colour: Brindles dominated
but there were some nice reds on show as well.
On average the reds moved better than the brindles.
Generally nice and dark with only a couple of red dogs whose eyes could
have been a bit darker
Generally very nice and
square although some could have done with more build up on the cheeks and
a couple were a bit long and one or two bitches tended towards rather
masculine type heads.
were mostly rose shaped, nice and tight and some were half pricked.
Care seems to have been taken in getting the mouths correct, however there
was a high percentage of level bites. Fortunately no under or overshot
On average were neat and
clean giving a nice outline.
and bone structure was sound, nice chests and the majority had plenty
of lung and heart room.
majority of the dogs needed to lose the extra kilos that they gained over Christmas
and some road work to tighten up their pasterns. This will also harden up
the hams, rumps and stifles and do wonders for muscle tone, which in most
cases needs to be worked on.
were above average, nice and tight .
the dogs were presented bathed and clean.
from one puppy who wasn’t too happy about being in the ring for the
first time all the dogs had a friendly temperament, but I felt that most
could have shown more attitude or showmanship.
I really appreciated was that the “Old Hands” took the effort to
quickly train and handle many of the newer members dogs in the ring.