• Best In Show

    Ch Graebrook Shushienae ET


13 October 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW for the invitation to judge their 42nd Championship Show which was indeed a privilege and an honour. The ring was excellent as was the weather and I wish to thank the exhibitors for being generous and sporting with my decisions.

As an overview of the entry that was before me, I feel the quality lay in the bitches, being more uniform in head type, shape and soundness and this augers well for the future in having numerical quality in the breeding pool. On the down side, breeders need to focus more on eye colour as light eyes were common place, as were loose fronts and close back ends when moving.

That said, in the main I was very happy with my class winners and I wish the Hungarian Vizsla Club of NSW and Australian breeders continued and future success.

David Connolly

“The following dogs all exhibited correct coat, colour and scissor bite”

BABY PUPPY DOG (1 entry)

1st – Metropolis Avant Centaurus (Hanney)
Excellent head of good type, excelling in flew, eye colour, placement and ear carriage. Lovely lines to this baby with an excellent neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Good fill in forechest already. Front good, just needs to firm up in pastern and has plenty of time for this to improve. Good easy profile action and sound coming and going when settled.

MINOR PUPPY DOG (0 entries)
PUPPY DOG (1 entry)

1st – Gamecall Emerge (Hine)
Dog Challenge / Puppy In Show
11 month old, excellent youngster with a masculine head with correct length of foreface and flew. Would prefer it slightly more refined at this age. Eye shape correct, but would prefer a darker eye here. Stands on a lovely straight front with excellent feet. Excels in neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Well angulated fore and aft. Moved beautifully with excellent reach and drive and ultra sound coming and going with correct width behind.
Delighted to award best PD and CC.

JUNIOR DOG (1 entry)

1st – Kenoz Cosmic Chaos (Butler)
Upper size dog that sports a good head. Would prefer a tad more flew to finish the picture. Front OK, standing on east/west pasterns. Excellent neck but topline could be better, dipping behind the withers and roaching over the loin. Moderately angulated fore and aft. Would prefer more forechest at this age. Brisket drops to elbow and is well ribbed back. Moving profile front reach is restricted. Coming towars OK, going away moving cow-hocked.


1st – Ch Gamecall Point Blank (Hine)
Medium sized dog, would prefer a more masculine head with an otherwise excellent expression. Lovely straight front with excellent feet. Excels in neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Forechest good with brisket reaching to elbow. Moderately angulated fore and aft, surprisingly covered the ground well on profile. Coming and going sound, but would prefer a tad more width behind.


1st – Tanashka Mestermu Rufus (Quinn)
Reserve Challenge Dog
Medium sized male, head OK, would prefer more flew and a more defined median line here. Build on excellent lines, scores in neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Stands on a good front and rear with excellent angulation fore and aft. Excellent profile gait and sound out and back. (Reserve CC)

2nd – Ch Hanafor Seintli Niles (Butler)
Upper sized dog with an excellent head. Front OK, pasterns east/west. Good angulation fore and aft. Brisket reaching to elbow and well ribbed back. On profile, covered the ground well. Coming towards moved soundly, going away moved a little erratic and close behind.

3rd – Ch Brokezu Sweet Sugar Envoy JD (Eaton)
Medium sized dog. Head good but could do with a touch more flew to finish. Sufficient angulation fore and aft. Good depth of brisket but insufficient forechest. On the move, requires more reach and drive and going away moves very close.

OPEN DOG (2 entries)

1st – Gr Ch Graebrook Lord Ofscandal (Graebrook Kennels)
Stunning dog of beautiful type. Excellent head, neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Lovely front and excellent feet. Excellent angulation fore and aft. Thought this dog was going to be my challenge winner and on the initial move really covered the ground and was sound out and back with excellent width behind. Unfortunately, the more he was moved he appeared to dip behind in rear which ultimately cost him in the challenge. A privilege to judge an otherwise outstanding animal of superb quality.

2nd – Ch Tanashka Mestermu Darius (Quinn)
An extremely big dog (outside Standard). Head good, but would prefer a much darker eye as this spoilt his overall expression. Very nice shape here, albeit too long cast. Excellent forechest with brisket reaching to elbow and well ribbed back. Excellent profile gait with beautiful reach and drive and sound out and back. Prefered type and balance of #1.

NEUTER DOG (1 entry)

1st – Ch Kimlise Darden (Hoffman)
Neuter In Show

BABY PUPPY BITCH (5entries, 1 absent)

1st – Metropolis Avant Tout (Hanney)
Baby Puppy In Show
Lovely baby of beautiful type. Excellent head with correct flew and beautiful dark eye. Lovely substance for frame and excelling in front, forechest, neck, topline, croup and tail-set. This girl exhibited a nice easy profile gait and was very sound out and back. Definitely one for the future!

2nd – Graebrook Witchcraft (Taylor)
Similar mould to above but not quite the head piece. The baby of the class, she was a little loose in front as to be expected at this age. Sound going away and exhibited a nice easy profile gait. Not as settled in topline compared to #1.

3rd – Tanashka Kalandos Rozsa (Quinn)
Nice head and pleasing outline, if somewhat long cast at this age. Would prefer to see a little more fill in the forechest at this age. Excellent profile gait, coming towards was out at elbow and close going away.


1st – Hanafor Iver Flickwych (Sedgmen)
Minor Puppy In Show
Good for size. Head OK, very light in eye which made for a hard expression. Excellent neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Well angulated fore and aft. In profile could do with more reach in front and this needs to tighten coming towards. Going away moved close behind.

PUPPY BITCH (1 entry)

1st – Graebrook Cos I Can (Graebrook Kennels)
Attractive head with good eye colour and placement. Would prefer more flew to complete the picture. Stands on a straight front with good feet. Excellent neck. Topline slightly rises over the loin and needs to drop in brisket. Excellent ground covering gait. Sound coming towards but moving close going away.

JUNIOR BITCH (2 entries)

1st – Ch Gamecall Lapua Subsonic (AI) (Hine)
Reserve Challenge Bitch / Junior In Show
Beautiful type with excellent head and lovely dark eye. Scores in forechest, neck, topline, croup and tail-set. Excellent front and beautiful tight feet. Excellent angulation fore and aft. In profile covers the ground well. Coming towards has an excellent tight front. Going away, could do with being a tad wider behind. A beautiful quality bitch, delighted to award her the Reserve CC and Reserve Best In Show.

2nd – Habanero Ellianto Bellah (Whyte)
Good headed bitch with good eye colour and placement. Good neck. Dips behind the withers in topline. Good angulation fore and aft. On the move covers the ground well but runs a little bum high. Very loose coming towards and knitting behind going away.


1st – Ch Tanashka Maganyos Csoda (Quinn)
Intermediate In Show
Quality bitch, excellent head, eye colour/placement, neck, forechest, topline, croup, tail-set and front. Could be somewhat cleaner over the withers (spare flesh). Missing P1 on bottom right mandible. Excellent brisket and ribbing. Excellent angulation fore and aft. On profile covers the ground well. Sound coming towards, just moving a little close behind.


1st – Ch Graebrook Shushienae ET (Wills)
Challenge Bitch / Australian Bred In Show
Super, super bitch. SHE IS THE STANDARD both standing and moving. My absolute pleasure and honour to award her the CC and Best In Show


2nd – Ch Kenoz Bronzed Charm (Butler)
Medium sized bitch with a lovely head. Excels in neck, front, forechest and depth of brisket. Carries a slight rise over her loin and is a little low in tail-set. Sound coming and going which secured her into second.

3rd – Ch Hanafor Seintli Nina (Leighton)
Upper sized bitch. Head OK, could do with more flew and defined median line. A little lacking in forechest, otherwise very nice for outline. On the move covered the ground well, but loose coming towards and a little erratic behind going away which cost her.

OPEN BITCH (3 entries)

1st – Ch Kimlise La Cygne (Hanney)
Open In Show
Medium sized bitch. Head not her fortune being coarse in make and open lipped. Light in eye colour. That said, she sports an excellent neck, forechest, topline, croup, tail-set and front with lovely feet. Well ribbed back with a short strong loin. Well angulated fore and aft. On the move, covers the ground well and is very sound out and back.

2nd – Ch Graebrook Superstition (Graebrook Kennels)
Best head in the class, excels in neck, forechest and fore/aft angulation. Slightly long cast bitch. On the stack holds a good topline which she then loses on the move. Covers the ground well and sound out and back.

3rd – Ch Gamecall Weatherby Malika (Hine)
Medium sized bitch with a good head. Long cast bitch with an otherwise OK shape. Insufficient forechest. In profile covered the ground OK, could have moved with a little more gust in the sails. Coming towards, is out at elbow and knits behind going away.

NEUTER BITCH (1 entry)

1st – Dual Ch (T) Hanafor Rousel Papagena CDX ADM JDX GD SD SPD (Brooks)


BEST HEADED:  Ch Gamecall Weatherby Malika

BEST GAIT:  Ch Gamecall Lapua Subsonic (AI)


OPEN (4 entries)

No Qualifiers

Novice (2 entries)

1st – Dual Ch (T) Kimlise Verdi Chardy CCD NRA (Vale) 194pts QS

CCD (3 entries, 2 absent)

No Qualifiers

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