13 October 2019
JUDGE: MR STEWART CUMMINGS (IRELAND)
My thanks to the Hungarian Vizsla Club of New South Wales for the invitation to judge their Breed Club Championship show held 12th October 2019. I had a very enjoyable time judging. My thanks also goes to the exhibitors for a lovely entry and the sporting way that my decisions were taken. Unfortunately, the decent weather we had at the start of judging didn’t hold out for the whole day and most of the bitch classes were judged in the rain.
In general I found the entry all to be in excellent muscle and condition and also excellent temperaments. The breed standard says that the Vizsla is a medium sized dog. I did find on the day she dogs were on the large size, saying that I was very pleased with all my main winners.
Baby Puppy Dog – (6 entries)
1st – Elettars Feelin Alright(Johnson/Winch)
5 month old dog who at this stage has a well proportioned head with moderate stop. Pleasing eye and skull shape. Good length of neck and good layback of shoulder. Pleasing topline and short loin. Good depth to brisket and pleasing fore chest. Good rear quarters and tail set, sound steady mover.
2nd – Daingeann Trillium (AI)(Marsden)
Nearly 6 month old. Similar comments as winner but slightly broader in skull. Nice coat and sound mover for his age.
3rd – Metropolis Quest For Glory (AI)(Hanney)
One of the youngest in the class. Pleasing head and expression. Nice medium length to neck, good topline and tail set. Good depth to brisket. Moved well, lots to like at this stage.
Minor Puppy Dog – (1 entry, absent)
Puppy Dog (2 entries)
1st – Elettars Little Red Rooster(Johnson/Winch) Puppy in Show 7 month old boy with a lovely russet gold jacket. Well proportioned/balanced head with pleasing eye and expression. Good length to neck and pleasing topline. Excellent forechest and depth to brisket. Well ribbed back with nice short loin. Good width to thigh and turn of stifle. Moves well with a good ground covering action.
2nd – Metropolis Noel Quickdraw (AI)(Hanney)
11 month old pup who has a well proportioned dry head and correct eye shape and colour. Good reach to neck and level topline. Excellent depth to chest and good arched ribs. Good rear quarters which he used to drive around the ring.
Junior Dog (1 entry)
1st – Graebrook Next Gen(Graebrook Kennels) Junior in Show A substantial dog with a well proportioned head and kind expression. Nice moderate stop and slightly domed skull. Good length to neck and layback of shoulder. Good topline and tail set, good depth to chest and well ribbed back with short loin. Well muscled dog who was sound on the move and covered ground.
Intermediate Dog (0 entries)
Australian Bred Dog (5 entries)
1st – Sup Ch Hubertus Dream Deal(Pali/Blaik) Australian Bred in Show A medium sized 4yr old dog. Not overdone in any way. Balanced dry head with correct eye shape and colour. Excellent length to neck, good topline and tail set. Good straight parallel forequarters which were well placed under him. Good corresponding rear quarters which were well muscled. On the move he was light on his feet and covered the ground well with reach and drive.
2nd – Metropolis Kangourou Mon Cher (AI)(Hanney)
2yo dog who was unfortunate to meet winner of class. medium sized dog who was well proportioned/balanced in outline with correct russet gold coat colour.
3rd – Ch Graebrook Cut Me Loose JC(Graebrook Kennels) 16 month old of longer cast to 1st and 2nd. Pleasing head of correct proportions with correct the colour and shape. Good length to slightly arched neck, good topline and correct tail set. Good depth to chest and arched ribs. Well muscled quarters which he uses well on the move to cover the ground.
Bred by Exhibitor Dog (1 entry)
1st – Ch Elettars Rock Your Baby(Johnson/Winch) Challenge Dog / Bred by Exhibitor in Show
BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW Although stood alone, this male floated my boat as soon as he entered the ring. He is of medium size, elegant and of noble appearance. Beautiful head piece with pleasing intelligent expression. Good length to neck and layback of shoulder. Excellent forechest and depth to brisket and good ribcage. Well muscled quarters. On the move he was animated with elegance, producing good drive and corresponding reach.
Open Dog (5 entries)
1st – Sup Ch Elettars Super Trouper(Johnson/Winch) Reserve Challenge Dog Another class winner for this partnership and another well balanced male. Good head of correct proportions with moderate stop and slightly domed skull. Well developed wide nostrils, correct eye shape and colour. Excellent front assembly and good depth to brisket. Good topline and tail set. Well muscled quarters, moved with good reach and drive.
2nd – Sup Ch Hubertus The Real Deal (AI)(Pali/Blaik)
A smaller build dog to winner but similar comments apply. Balanced in outline with good dry head and pleasing expression. Correct russet gold coat, moved with good reach in front and good driving action in the rear.
3rd – Sup Ch Graebrook Kausin Kaos ET TDX(Graebrook Kennels) Completed a trio of top class males. Another Supreme Ch who presented a very pleasing balanced outline. Good head and expression, good angles in forequarters and rear quarters. In good coat and condition.
Neuter Dog (1 entry)
1st – Ch Shaunuff Qanda(Shaw) Neuter In Show Fell for this boy because of his type, build and his movement. Found out afterwards that he is the Grandsire of my BIS winner … I can see where my BIS winner gets his good looks from. If this boy had been entire he would have given his Grandson a very good run for his money … Loved him!
Baby Puppy Bitch (5 entries)
1st – Erdos Art Of Gold(Marsden) Baby Puppy In Show 5 month old baby who floated my boat. Pleasing head of good proportions, balanced in shape and outline Good forechest and depth to brisket with good ribbing topline and tail set. Lovely russet gold coloured coat. Good rear quarters which she uses well on the move. Pleased to award her Baby Puppy in Show.
2nd – Metropolis Patiarch Paloma (AI)(Hanney)
4½ month old. Another baby presenting a very pleasing balanced outline. Nice head piece with good stop, eyes and well placed ears. Moved well with reach and drive.
3rd – Metropolis Patiarch Adored (AI)(Hanney)
Litter sister to 2nd in class and a shorter coupled girl. Good balanced head, nice length to neck and good level topline. Good bone and feet. Good bend to stifle, moved soundly.
Minor Puppy Bitch (1 entry)
1st – Elettars Real Wild Child(Johnson/Winch) Minor Puppy in Show 6½ month old. Although stood alone she more than deserved her 1st place. Very pleasing head of good proportions with moderate stop and good eye. Good arched neck leading into good topline and correct tail set. Excellent forechest, excellent angulation in upper arm and corresponding layback of shoulder, which places her front legs well in under her. Good corresponding rear quarters which she used well on the move with drive.
Puppy Bitch (5 entries)
1st – Metropolis Noel Noel (AI) (Hanney) A very nice type 11 month old girl. Pleasing balanced head of good proportions. Good moderate stop and domed skull. Correct eye shape and colour. Good length to neck and well placed shoulders. Excellent upper arm which places her forequarters well under her body. Good ribcage which is well ribbed back, good depth to brisket. Moved with reach in front and drive from behind.
2nd – Metropolis Noel Honey Honey (AI)(Staniforth)
Litter sister to winner. Although she is a bigger framed girl compared to her sister, she has a good balanced head with pleasing eye. Good length to neck, level topline and well set tail. Good depth to brisket and good forechest. Well muscled rear quarters, sound on the move.
3rd – Graebrook All About Soul(Graebrook Kennels)
10 month old who presents a pleasing outline. Moves soundly, would prefer a richer coat colour.
Junior Bitch (2 entries)
1st – Erdos Broken Halo (AI)(Marsden)
Elegant bitch in outline with pleasing balanced head. Good eye shape and colour. Nice length to neck, good topline and set on tail. Good depth to brisket and good forechest. Nice bend to stifle and well let down hocks. Moved out well but a bit wide in front.
2nd – Metropolis Memorialjoiedevivre(Hanney)
13 month old of bigger build than winner. Pleasing head and eye. Good level topline and tail set. Well conditioned, sound mover.
Intermediate Bitch (2 entries)
1st – Metropolis La Carte Blanche (AI)(Hanney) Challenge Bitch / Intermediate in Show
RUNNER-UP BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW This bitch caught my eye as she entered the rind because of her shape but also because of how she carried herself on the move. She didn’t disappoint either when I went over her. Well balanced head with good lively expression. Good arched neck into well placed shoulders. Excellent topline and tail set. Good forechest and depth to brisket. Good ribbing and short loin. Well angulated rear quarters. In excellent coat and condition. Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show.
2nd – Graebrook Lorelei(Graebrook Kennels)
A taller bitch than winner. Balanced head with good expression. Good length to neck, good forechest and depth to brisket. Good topline and tail set. Well muscled quarters which she used with drive.
Australian Bred Bitch (3 entries)
1st – Ch Metropolis Beaucoup Beaucoup (AI)(Hanney)
Nice compact bitch with pleasing head and moderately wide skull. Good eye shape and nice dark eyes. Pleasing reach to neck and layback of shoulder. Excellent topline and tail set. Well let down brisket and good forechest. Well muscled rear quarters. Moved soundly and true with reach and drive.
2nd – Ch Elettars Lay Lady Lay(Johnson/Winch)
A larger cast bitch compared to winner. Well proportioned skull with moderate stop and kind pleasing eye. Excellent forechest and upper arm. Nice straight front legs which were placed well under her. Good level topline and correct tail set. Well muscled rear quarters.
3rd – Gr Ch Gamecall Rhythm Of The Waves RN(Kettleton)
Feminine in outline. Pleasing proportioned head although would prefer a darker eye. Good neck and shoulders, good topline and correct tail set. Well muscled rear quarters.
Bred by Exhibitor Bitch (1 entry)
1st – Ch Metropolis La Tour De Force (AI)(Hanney) Stood alone but very worthy of her 1st place. Pleasing head with moderate stop and slightly domed skull. Good front assembly with front legs well in under her. Good depth to brisket and well ribbed back with short loin. Good tail set and rear angulation. Nice rich russet colour. Sound steady moved with reach and drive.
Open Bred Bitch (4 entries)
1st – Ch Shaunuff Whole Lotta Love(Johnson/Winch) Reserve Challenge Bitch / Open in Show 4yr old bitch of good type. Good dry head with sufficient stop and slightly domed skull. Pleasing eye and expression. Good reach to neck and layback of shoulder. Good forechest and front quarters, good depth to chest and well ribbed back. Excellent topline and tail set. Excellent rear quarters which were well muscled. Moved with reach and drive, covering the ground.
Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd – Ch Metropolis Avant Tout(Hanney)
7yr old who was in excellent condition. Balanced feminine head with kind expression. Good topline and tail set. Well ribbed chest and short loin. Nicely angulated rear quarters which were well muscled. Good animated movement with forward reach and drive from behind.
3rd – Ch Graebrook Colour Me Happy(Cox) Balanced head with good eye shape and colour. Good ear set and leather. Well muscled arched neck, solid topline and correct tail set. Well ribbed chest and good muscles loin. Strong rear Quarters, moved with reach and corresponding drive.
Neuter Bitch (2 entries)
My apologies to the exhibitors in this class, I have no written notes for this class. 1st – Ch Metropolis Fanfarede Flair TDX(Staniforth) 2nd – Ch Gamecall Making Waves RA(Hine)
‘Brains and Beauty’ (Best Exhibit with Performance Title):
– Gr Ch Gamecall Rhythm Of The Waves RN Best Gait: Metropolis La Carte Blanche (AI) Best Head: Metropolis Kangourou Mon Cher (AI)