I was pleased to be asked to judge the Vizsla as it is a breed that we don’t see in large numbers in our country. I was impressed by the bone and soundness in the entries I had. There is subtle differences in the Standards of our two countries but a large number of similarities as well. I did pick up on the foot difference and that was evident in what you brought to me to judge. You present a dog of more bone and stature without sacrificing the overall dog. I was quite pleased with most of the heads that I saw but I would like to see a cleaner under jaw (flews) and in some cases for fill under the eyes to give a better transition from backs skull to muzzle.
Baby Puppy Dog – (1 entry)
1st – Metropolis Noel Quickdraw (AI) (Hanney) Baby Puppy in Show This puppy had a very pleasing expression with a lovely bite. For a young dog he had a nice front to rear proportions allowing for him to move fairly cleanly. He also carried nice bone.
Minor Puppy Dog – (0 entries)
Puppy Dog (2 entries, 1 absent)
1st – Gamecall Autumn Red By Picasso(Terry) Here again is a nice head piece with a sound bite. This youngster is a little short coupled but carries a nice topline. The short coupling causes some movement interference underneath.
Junior Dog (1 entry)
1st – Graebrooks Cut Me Loose(Graebrook Kennels) Junior In Show He has an appealing head with a nice depth of muzzle. He has a more oval foot than most. His neck flows smoothly into his shoulders providing a nice side profile. Has a slightly stronger rear than front.
Intermediate Dog (2 entries)
1st – Ch Bokezu Jularo Jimmy(Terry) Reserve Challenge Dog / Intermediate In Show RUNNER-UP BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW
This dog has nice head proportions with a good bite. The neck flows nicely into the shoulders and topline. He also has a nice tail set and croup. He has a moderate front to rear ratio producing a clean gait but could use just a little bit more turn of stifle.
2nd – Metropolis Kangourou Mon Cher (AI)(Hanney)
Nice overall head but could use cleaner under jaw line. Has strong rear with nice bone throughout. He is a fairly clean moving dog.
Australian Bred Dog (1 entry)
1st – Ch Riversby Ganache Giorgio(Ward)
Nicely proportioned head with nice depth of muzzle. Nice feet and bone and a solid temperament.
Open Dog (4 entries, 1 absent)
1st – Sup Ch Graebrooks Kausin Kaos TDX ET(Graebrook Kennels) Challenge Dog / Open In Show BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW
This dog provides a very pleasing profile with a head that is quite appealing but could use cleaner under jaw line. The neck is of nice length flowing into the shoulders and topline. He has a front and rear suited to each other providing a clean moving dog when viewed from all angles.
2nd – Ch Metropolis Beaucoup Monsieur (AI)(Hanney)
This male had an appealing head profile. He has nice bone with a well developed thigh and second thigh. The front and rear are closely matched producing fairly clean movement from all sides.
3rd – Ch Gamecall The Ocean Tayke Me RN (AI)(Hine)
Nice overall head and bite with neck flowing nicely into the shoulders. He has nice feet. His movement is a little less clean as he has more rear than front.
Veteran Dog (1 entry)
1st – NZ Ch Asterix Hero Of Folkvangr (Imp NZ) (Graham) Veteran In Show Starting to grey but he was in great condition for his age. Very appealing head with a nice clean expression but would of liked to see a cleaner under jaw line (flews). He seemed to move out well on lead when viewed from the side but suffered a little bit of interference underneath which was evident in his down and back when he sidewinded. I think this comes from the shorter upper arm.
Challenge Dog – Sup Ch Graebrook Kausin Kaos TDX ET This was a solidly build all around dog that looked like it could work all day. Reserve Challenge Dog – Ch Bokezu Jularo Jimmy
Baby Puppy Bitch (5 entries)
1st – Metropolis Noel Noel (AI) (Hanney) This puppy has a nice overall head with a nice bite. Loved this puppy’s colouring. Front and rear are moderate so as to produce some fairly sound gaiting when her enthusiasm didn’t get the best of her.
2nd – Keysla Tequila Sunrise(Ward) This puppy had a nice overall head but would prefer a slightly darker eye. The neck flows nicely into the shoulders and topline with an almost balanced front to rear. Nice bone and feet.
3rd – Metropolis Ohlala Lala(Hanney)
This puppy had a nice width and depth of muzzle but could use a somewhat cleaner back skull. Neck fits well into shoulders with a nice thigh and second thigh. Somewhat long in body.
Minor Puppy Bitch (1 entry)
1st – Metropolis Memorialjoiedevivre(Hanney) Minor Puppy In Show
This youngster has a nice head with pleasing expression and nice bite. Nice bone and feet with a solid temperament. Would like to see more turn of stifle.
Puppy Bitch (2 entries)
1st – Graebrooks Electric Mayhem(Graebrook Kennels) Reserve Challenge Bitch / Puppy In Show
This girl has a nice all around head with a darker eye. She has a nice length of neck. Could use a little more front to match rear but still manages to gait fairly cleanly.
2nd – Gamecall Autumn Colour Cascade(Whymark/Hine) This bitch has a nice side profile to the head but could use a little more under jaw. This is a young dog but could use little more bone. Moves clean on the down and back but could cover more ground in side gait.
Junior Bitch (1 entry)
1st – Graebrooks Told In Secret (AI)(Graebrooks Kennels) She has a clean head with nice proportions. Beautiful coat colour and texture. Could use a little more front and rear to increase reach and drive.
Intermediate Bitch (4 entries, 2 absent)
1st – Metropolis Elle Coquette(Hanney) She has a nice clean head with a solid bite. Nice size and length of neck. Carries a nice topline while moving and moves nicely when viewed from all angles.
2nd – Metropolis Carte Blanche (AI) (Hanney) This girl has a nice head and bite but just a little too much under jaw. She has nice colour and coat texture. She moves alright but could use more front to match rear.
Australian Bred Bitch (4 entries)
1st – Ch Gamecall Tayke Another Breath (AI) (Hine) Australian Bred In Show
Head very pleasing from all angles with a nice under jaw line. Somewhat of a soft temperament at first but gained confidence as she went. She has nice feet and a fairly closely matched front and rear.
2nd – Ch Riversby De Laicee Laine(Ward)
This girl also had a pretty head and expression. Her temperament was in the other direction so not quite up for things. She does have beautiful colour and is a fairly nice mover.
3rd – Graebrooks Lorelei(Graebrook Kennels)
Had a pleasing head but could use just a bit more substance. She is not bad moving dog but carries a soft topline.
Open Bitch (6 entries)
1st – Ch Metropolis Avant Tout(Hanney) Challenge Bitch
Lovely head with nice width and depth of muzzle and a darker eye. The neck fit in the shoulder nicely on to a nice topline and croup. She has moderate front and rear with nice fore chest. Nice down and back with a clean gait.
2nd – Ch Riversby Baisel Birdy ET(Ward)
Fairly clean head with nice proportions. She has beautiful coat colour and texture with nice feet and flex of pastern. Fairly clean side gait but could use a little more front to get more reach.
3rd – Ch Metropolis La Tour De Force (AI) (Hanney)
This girl had a lovely head with a nice bite. She has a nice group and tail set as well as nice bone and feet. She has nice turn of stifle.
Veteran Bitch – (0 entries)
Challenge Bitch – Ch Metropolis Avant Tout She provided a nice picture from head to toe including a ground covering gait. Reserve Challenge Bitch – Graebrook Electric Mayhem
Best Feet: Ch Bozeku Jularo Jimmy Parent & Progeny: Ch Metropolis Avant Tout Best Brace: Ch Bokezu Jularo Jimmy/Gamecall Autumn Red By Picasso