Thank you to Findon Downs DTC for inviting me to judge. It was a lovely day as always, the sun shone and there was a lovely friendly atmosphere. I must mention the ladies who kept us supplied with bacon rolls, fantastic lunch and cake - thank you!
12 entries - 8 worked
1st – Nicky Maxwell and Ironlake Seferino. Performed to You’ve Got To Pick a Pocket Or Two.
Interesting routine with good musical interpretation with a good variety of moves. Well deserved win.
2nd – Di Morgan and Hawkstar out of the blue for darkquest. Performed to Charleston.
Another nice routine with good musical interpretation, however, be careful that the judges eye is not drawn to the handler rather than the dog.
3rd – Sue McAuliffe and Decoymans Piper Wilma. Performed to Raindrops keep falling on my head.
Lovely routine, the music really suited the handler and dog, with good use of the umbrella as a prop.
4th – Di Morgan and Darkquest Fancy That. Performed to A Fella With An Umbrella.
A nice routine - I personally preferred this routine to your Charleston Di as you were working more as a team.
Intermediate Heelwork To Music 8 entries – 6 worked
1st – Cathy Bates and Ruskath Lyrical Image. Performed to The Rose.
Nice routine, the slow music suited the venue, however I would have liked to have seen this little dog looking happier – which she did when she moved faster. She obviously has quite a repertoire positions/moves, so my suggestion would be to spend time building her confidence so that she looks like she is enjoying her time in the ring.
2nd – Sarah Smith and Forever Just Fen. Performed to Promenade.
I really liked this routine, very good musical interpretation, and accurate too. Get some more directional content in Sarah! Such a happy dog!
3rd – Cathie Imlach and Iteru Red Russett. Performed to Liquid Lunch.
Lovely routine again with good musical interpretation, dog not quite focused today but good effort.
4th – Jill Davis and Rosmarinus Cinnabar at Glidersway. Performed to Something Pyschological.
Another nice routine, unfortunately the dog was rather distracted today, (I wondered if it was the noise of the floor Jill) but when he focused he worked really well.
Louise Ballard Head Judge