Critique - 14 Aug 16

Critique Cairn Terrier Club NSW

JUNIOR DOG
            1st - CH Kiatasee Cleen Sweep, average sized male with head balanced to body. Muzzle longer than ideal with Scissor bite and dark eye, ears set on well. Front slightly short in upper arm and a little bowed, medium length of back with drop away at croup to low set tail that could be thicker, hocks short. Coat of correct texture with undercoat present. Failed to reach out in front due to upper arm on the move but covered gaited easily.

INTERMEDIATE DOG
            1st - CH Lochrin Leonardo, Full sized Male with a pleasing head, would prefer slightly more stop to balance head but correct proportions, dark eye and correct bite. Well angled front with good width of chest, straight forelegs, medium length of back with tail set on well and carried correctly, excellent proportions of height to length and correct amount of leg under him and a short hock. Coat of very good texture with undercoat present but sparse. Moved out with a lively gait, Topline showing slight slope on the move and showing excellent temperament. This dog was my Challenge winner due to his excellent proportions, balance and great temperament. While he was ultimately held back from Best in Show by the slightly sloping Topline he is a very nice example of the breed.
            2nd - Koterana Bannockburn, Average sized male with very nice head, correct stop and dark eye giving lovey expression with correct bite, ears a little heavy but carried well. Well laid shoulder with well sprung rib, medium length of back. Coat of correct texture but again undercoat sparse. Short in hock with tail set on well and correct proportions, moved out well but not quite with the first place winners reach and drive.
            3rd - Manetlan Believe In Me, average sized Brindle male lacking in head quality, longer in muzzle and barely defined stop with larger ear giving altered expression, Eye dark and bite correct. Shoulder upright with chest lacking in spring, body longer with tail set on and carried well, short hock. Coat very good in texture but again sparse in undercoat. Lacked reach and drive on the move.

AUSTRALIAN BRED DOG
            1st - CH Craigend The Boss, Correct sized dog with well balanced head carrying full furnishings and small ears, head presentation very nice with dark eye and correct bite. Shoulders well laid with well sprung rib and forelegs straight, medium length of back with tail well set and carried as an inverted carrot, short hocks. Coat of correct texture with good undercoat. Moved out well with an easy gait.
            2nd - CH Koterana Toa, Average sized male with balanced head, dark points with dark eye, neat ears and correct stop giving a pleasing expression, would prefer just a little more width to the muzzle. Well laid shoulder and good spring of rib, medium length of body with loin just a tad longer than desired. Tail set on and carried well with short hock. Coat of correct texture with clear undercoat, a little heavy over the rump but Topline correct underneath the coat. Moved out reasonably well but lacking purpose.
            3rd - CH Towsytyke The Dragon Slayer, Dark Red Wheaten male with head furnishings groomed to give foreign expression. Proportions of head correct with dark eye, short muzzle and good ear carriage. Shoulder blade well laid back but upper arm slightly short bringing front forward. Moderate length of back with tail set on well but carried Gaily. Jacket very close and coarse with clear undercoat. Moved out reasonably well with plenty of attitude.

OPEN DOG
            1st - Sup Ch / AM CH Moorgreens Music Man (IMP USA), Correct sized dark Brindle dog with well balanced head, dark eye, broad muzzle with strong underjaw, definite stop and excellent proportion of Muzzle to Skull giving a very keen expression. Well laid shoulder with well sprung ribs, compact in body but longer than high. Tail set well and carried very nicely with a short hock and strong rear. Moved out very well with plenty of attitude. Jacket in excellent condition with a harsh outer coat and plenty of undercoat, presented in very good condition. This was my Reserve Challenge winner and ultimately I would prefer another 1/2 an inch in length of body on this boy and the Challenge winner was spot on for proportions. Another Very nice example of the breed and a worthy winner.
            2nd - CH NZ CH Ballathies Unbelievable (IMP NZ), Average sized male with a correct headpiece, correct proportions, strong stop, dark eye and nicely carried ears giving a pleasing expression. Well angled front with well sprung ribs, medium length of back with tail set on well and carried as an inverted carrot. Strong rear with short hock giving reasonable drive from the rear but not quite covering the ground as well as the first place getter. Coat in good condition with both outer coat and undercoat in present

VETERAN DOG
            1st - CH Collessie Archiduc Josef, Correct sized dog with well proportioned head, dark eye with good stop giving correct expression, ears a tad larger than ideal. Body length balanced nicely with height but shoulder slightly upright, good return to upper arm with forelegs straight. Topline has slight rise at loin resulting in a similar drop off at the croup and a low set on to the tail. Tail carriage is correct and hock is short. Coat presented well with correct texture and nice undercoat. Moved out reasonably for an 8 year old dog but lacked in drive.

BABY BITCH
     1st - Lochrin Indian Summer, feminine bitch with a pretty head, dark eye, well set ears and keen expression, bite correct and lovely head proportions. Well laid shoulder with good spring of rib for age, tail set on well and carried nicely. Rear well angled with short hock, overall proportions very nice. Coat somewhat sparse and undercoat is present but what is there has correct texture and is age appropriate. Moved out easily with nice reach and drive.
     2nd - Duncairn Royal Flush, nicely balanced bitch with pleasing head, dark eye, good width to underjaw, bite correct, well set ears and dark points giving correct expression. Shoulder just a little upright but return of upper arm quite good, ribs well sprung. Medium length of body with tail set on correctly and carried well. Short hock and well turned rear. Carrying more coat than first place and of correct texture with undercoat coming through. Moved out well but lacking in reach, driving well from the rear.
     3rd - Duncairn Royal Gloriana, dark brindle bitch with dark points on head, slightly longer in muzzle and larger in ears than the first 2 but should grow into them. Dark eye and ears placed well, bite correct. Well angled front but slightly short in upper arm, body medium length with tail set and carried well, another nice rear angle and well developed. Coat tight and of correct texture with undercoat apparent. Moved out easy but could do with more reach in front.

PUPPY BITCH
     1st - Monterezz Magic Happens, very pretty bitch with feminine head, dark eye, well set ears carried alert, excellent proportions of muzzle to skull and keen expression. Body medium length of back with tail set on and carried correctly, hocks short and rear well angled. Coat on body coarse to the touch with sufficient undercoat however head furnishings on the soft side. Moved out well with good reach and drive and ease of movement, a lovely balanced bitch. This bitch was my Reserve Challenge and Runner up Best in Show, she has lovely breed type and balance and had those head furnishings come through harsh she would have been my Best in Show winner. I could easily have taken this girl home and I hope to see her in the future.
     2nd - Lochrin Walking On Sunshine, feminine bitch with dark eye, muzzle could be stronger, and ears a little large but she should grow into them. Shoulder well laid back but upper arm could be longer, medium length of back with tail set on well and carried as an upturned carrot. Coat in good condition with correct texture and dense undercoat. Moved out easy but lacking forward reach.
     3rd - Emeraldcity Ishouldbesolucky, longer bitch with head of correct size. Dark rounded eye, ears just a little large at the moment and could do with a more definite stop but overall head in proportion to body. Front lacking in upper arm but with decent layback of shoulder, body rather long with the extra length in the loin region. Tail set slightly off the Topline but carried well, short hock. Double coat of correct texture, on the move she lacked a little in both reach and drive.

JUNIOR BITCH
     1st - CH Craigend Royal Charlotte, nice sized bitch with feminine head, dark eye and definite stop. Ears a tad wide on the day but correct expression. Well angled front with heart shaped ribs, medium length of back, tail set on just off the Topline but carried well. Short hock, very nice coat with harsh texture and dense undercoat, would prefer more drive from the rear but moved out well otherwise.
     2nd - CH Towsytyke Jiggery Pokery, medium sized bitch, dark eye, sufficient stop, ears carried a little wide today but keen expression. Shoulder slightly upright but upper arm of good length, moderate length of back with tail set on low, no shelving behind. Coat harsh to the feel but at first glance looked softer, lacked drive from the rear.

INTERMEDIATE BITCH
     1st - Towsytyke Bring A Plate, medium sized feminine bitch with well proportioned head, definite stop, dark eye, strong short muzzle and ears set and carried correctly. Well angled front with heart shaped ribs, medium length of back and tail set on well and short hock. Coat in very good condition with plenty of undercoat and excellent texture. Moved out easy and covered the ground well, a nicely balanced bitch.
     2nd - Lannellir Celtic Dancer, medium sized bitch with pleasing head, dark eye and good stop but would prefer a little more strength to the muzzle, ears carried well. Well angled front with medium length of back, tail slightly low set and hocks short. Double coat with clear undercoat, she lacked power and drive from the rear but moved reasonably true.
     3rd - Lochrin In The Gloamin, another average sized bitch with a pleasant head, dark points, ears slightly wide set and eye dark but overall head and expression is correct. Front a little short in upper arm but shoulder well laid back, medium length of back with tail set well and short hock, no shelving behind and lacking in drive from the rear on the move.

AUSTRALIAN BRED BITCH
     1st - CH Craigend Royal Sceptre, Very well balanced bitch, with feminine head, dark eye, lovely small ears set well, definite stop, strong muzzle while still looking feminine, very pretty in the head. Well laid shoulder with slight pro-sternum, the nicest front so far, medium length of back with tail set on correctly and carried as an inverted carrot. Short hock with well angled rear. Coat of good length with Harsh outer coat and soft dense undercoat presented as they were 20 years ago. Moved out very well with reach and drive while not being overdone. This Bitch was my Challenge Bitch and Best in Show winner, she is a beautiful balanced example of a Cairn with no exaggeration.
     2nd - CH Towsytyke Raisin An Eyebrow, Dark Wheaten bitch with dark points, dark eye, well set and carried ears and balanced proportions giving nice expression, would prefer a little more strength to the muzzle. Well laid front with good Spring to the rib, moderate length of back with tail set well, hock short. Coat close and of correct texture with undercoat present very nice Jacket. Moved out well with good reach and drive.
     3rd - CH Koterana Whakatangi, medium sized bitch with dark eye, correct bite, neat ears but lacking in stop which detracts from her expression a little. Shoulder angled well but upper arm a little short, medium length of body with tail set on well and hock short. Double coat of correct texture and covered the ground fine but could do with a little more in both forequarter and Hindquarters.

OPEN BITCH
     1st - CH Monterrez Jackie O, well balanced feminine head, small well set ears, dark eye and correct stop giving nice expression. Shoulder well laid but upper arm only just shorter than ideal, body medium length with tail set well and short hock. Coat of harsh texture on body but topknot could be better. A nicely balanced bitch, she moved out well but seemed out of sorts, I later found out she is pregnant.
     2nd - CH Emeraldcity Kylie Minogue, medium sized bitch, dark eye correct bite, ears set and carried well but lacking in stop. Moderately angled front, would prefer more length to upper arm, medium length of back and loin with tail slightly low set and Moderately angled rear. Coat in good condition and double coated. Lacked a little in reach and drive.
     3rd - CH Towsytyke Virginia Woof, average sized bitch with dark eye and good proportions of muzzle to skull, ears on the large size which detracts from expression. Upper arm short and ribs moderately sprung, moderate length of back with tail set just off the level of Topline, hocks short. Jacket in very good condition with harsh outer and soft dense undercoat. Lacking in reach and drive on the move.

VETERAN BITCH (10 YEARS AND OVER)
     1st - CH ENG CH Uniquecottage Glengettie (Imp UK), Dark brindle bitch with very pleasing classical head showing her age with some grey. Dark eye set well with neat small ears set on well and definite stop. Well angled front with moderate pro-sternum, medium length of back, tail set and carried well, hock short. Coat in surprising condition considering her 10 years of age and her movement was also quite good for an old girl. A nice balanced bitch, she would have been lovely in her day.
     2nd - Craigend Clandestine, correct sized bitch with pleasant head, dark eye, ears placed and carried well and good stop. Well laid shoulder with medium length of back, tail set on slightly low, hocks short. Jacket in good condition with both under and outer coat. Moved out reasonably well but could do with more drive.

NEUTER DOG / NEUTER OF BREED
     1st - Craigend Royal Rogue, balanced dog with strong head, dark eye, well set and carried ears and good stop. Front angled well with correct ribbing, medium length of back with nice leg under him. Tail set on well with short hock and plenty of strength to the rear. Coat in very good condition with outer coat harsh and plenty of undercoat. Moved out with reach and drive.
     2nd - Neut CH Emeraldcity The Wild One, dark brindle male, could do with more stop and ears slightly large but eye dark and muzzle balanced to skull. Front slightly wide but presented carrying excess weight, medium length of back with tail slightly low set. Coat sparse and open but this could be age related. Lacked rear drive but moved out well for an old boy.

Duncan Macalister


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