HVC Championship Show
2nd October 2016 Judge: Fay Harris (Hanafor)
October 2nd, 2016
It was an honour to be invited to judge the Hungarian Vizsla Club Championship Show on 2nd October, 2016. Many thanks to the Committee and my Stewards and also to the exhibitors for their entries. It may have been a long day but I think we all had a great day. I know I did and thank you all for your friendliness and sportsmanship.
I first attended one of the Club’s Championship shows back in 1994 and since then I have been to a few more UK Vizsla shows before this show. I believe the quality of your dogs has improved dramatically. Where once I would have thought Australia had better Vizslas than the UK, I now believe the reverse to be true. And I am talking about overall quality not a few dogs. So my congratulations on the consistency I saw. I did not see any tall dogs or short dogs, loose eyelids, loose skin on throats. I did not see any houndy heads, or big flat feet. I did not see any roached or dippy toplines. Full dentition was good, as were scissor bites. Colour mostly was good – perhaps a few pale and a few with more white than I like to see. Generally I saw medium, moderate dogs which is what the breed should be. I did think that there was greater depth of quality in the bitches
What I would have liked to see was more lay back of shoulder and more return of upper arm and with that, more length of upper arm. One other ingredient that I find very important in this breed and one I found missing is the noble or aristocratic look. The Veteran Dog had this look, especially in the head.
Minor Puppy Dog (2,1)
1st Miskele’s KENDERESI ALFRED
6 month old puppy with good bone and feet, difficult to assess, needs training
Puppy Dog (4,1)
1st Porter-Manning’s WALLAROO ALL THAT JAZZ
9 months old puppy, overall well balanced dog, moved well with reach and drive for one so young. Sound coming and going. Pleasing head. BPIS
2nd Atkins’ TOPAERIS A BIT HUNK O LOVE
6 month old puppy, larger than first place, and not co-ordinated on the move. Bone, feet, depth of chest all good.
3rd Miskele’s KENDERES ALFRED
Junior Dog (7,1)
1st Taylor’s SILVESTRE CAPTAIN MORGAN AMONG CAMPIONE
12 month old of correct breed type, good size and colour.Very pleasing head with correct eye shape and ear placement. Movement sound. In profile maintained balance and topline. Pleased to award him ResCC
2nd Barwick’s BEQUERELLE VAGABOND
13 month old, another quality youngster, larger than first dog. Well balanced head with wide open nostrils, correct eyes and ears. Long ribcage with good depth of chest. Excellent feet.
3rd Northwood’s NORTHEY EMPOROR DEL ACQUADORO
Yearling Dog (2)
1st Townsend’s DAXPACK RISKTAKER OF RAINSCOTE
19 month old dog of good size and colour. Correct head. Good lay back of shoulder giving good flow of neck into topline. Very good hindquarters.
2nd Harris’ SZAJANI SZEDER
Correct size and colour, good feet. Broader in skull than first dog and would have liked a longer upper arm to give more reach to match his drive.
Post Graduate Dog (6,1)
1st Fowler’s FOLLYHALL WILD BOY
Well balanced dog of correct breed type. Moderate with angulation matching fore and aft. Moved soundly coming and going. Maintained topline in profile
2nd White’s LUTRA LORD ADMIRAL BY ARUNSZVAR
Taller dog, a bit naughty but a lot to like about this dog. Pleasant head with very good eyes, made good eye contact which is important in a gundog.
3rd Bennet & Howard’s ARTILYMINIZ WISTERIA
Limit Dog (11,3)
1st DaSilva’s BOURNEHOUSE CRISPIN
Well balanced dog of correct type.Moderate in all respects. Good lay back of shoulder and depth of chest. Good feet. Moves with enthusiasm
2nd Jones & Cutty’s SULISMINERVA LIBER VON LOGIZSPARK
Another well balanced dog of correct breed type. Not quite as balanced as first place getter nor as well behaved. I did prefer this dog’s head.
3rd Gibbons’ SILVESTRE BLAZING SADDLES
Open Dog (3)
1st Barwick’s BOURNEHOUSE HAWKEYE TO BEQUERELLE
Mature 7 year old dog of good breed type. Moderate angulation with good depth of chest, topline and underline. Moved out well.
2nd Griffiths & Scott’s SH CH ULURUDAWN CARDINAL MARKER
Attractive, masculine dog but not the spring of rib nor front of first place
3rd Ryan’s CASTLEDOGLEY APPOLLO
Veteran Dog (9,1)
1st Barwick’s SH CH BEQUERELE COOPERS CREEK JW ShCM
10 year old well balanced dog with correct angulation. Excellent head, so aristocratic. Good neck into well laid shoulders giving excellent flow from occiput to tail. Very good feet. Moved so soundly. Could not deny this mature, yet still so sound dog the Dog CC and Reserve In Show.
2nd Digby’s SH CH RUSSETMANTLE GARCIA AT ALSZIV
Another Veteran of excellent type. Similar to the first place. Carries his tail a little higher and not the return of upper arm but is still a good dog and moves well.
3rd Sutton’s SH CH NEXZMELY YALUMBA WITH BENZALI
Field Trial Dog (1)
1st White’s RUSSETMANTLE IDAHO OF ARUNSVAR
11 year old. Good dog of correct breed type. Well balanced, moves well. Feet could be better.
Minor Puppy Bitch (7,5)
Both very feminine bitches of correct breed type, good colour and size. Heads in very good balance.
1st Wilks’ NICAEL SAVANNA
Very good movement for age. Excellent bone and feet. Reserve Puppy In Show
2nd Watson’s OAKSWARRENN AURORA
Also excellent bone and feet. Movement however was not as steady as 1
Puppy Bitch (4/1)
1st Cule’s ALSZIV MICHIEF MAKER OF MORDAX
10 month old bitch of good type, medium sized, moderate angulation, feminine head with good eye. Excellent feet. Excellent hindquarters with good turn of stifle and strong hocks. Would like more lay back of shoulder
2nd Watson’s OAKSWARREN AURORA Movement more settled in this class.
3rd Worthington’s ZAVIS TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Junior Bitch (6)
1st Whitfield’s ALFISZBET THE WINGLESS BIRD
Young bitch of good breed type, well balanced overall in head and body. Pleasant feminine head with correct eye and ear placement and shape. Very good angulation, with well laid shoulders and return of upper arm. Topline standing and on the move level. Underline correct. Front excellent.
2nd Upton’s NEVEDITH RING O FIRE AT TEMERAIRE
Another bitch of good breed type. Sweet feminine expression. Very similar in quality to #1 however I would prefer a a slightly darker eye and less skin under the neck but a close decision.
3rd Novis’ KARROUKI WINDSTORM AT NOVAPARK
Yearling Bitch (5/1)
1st Barnard’s DAXPACK HENRIETTA
19 month old bitch, good colour and size. Moderate angulation. Good feet. Moved soundly. Elegant
2nd Griffith’s KINCSEM ROYAL FLUSH
Good breed type, not happy on the day but still worth of placing. Lovely length of neck into well laid shoulder. Good feet.
3rd Dent’s SZAJANI SARKA
Post Graduate Bitch (16/4)
1st Bell’s GLASLLEB SKYFALL
Moderate bitch of excellent type, feminine head, well balanced body, moved well. Extremely well handled and considered for CC
2nd Govier’s GOVIZ SUMMERTIME SPECIAL
Another moderate bitch, also well handled. Very feminine. Correct breed type, well balanced. Altogether a very neat package.
3rd Rutherford’s KINCSEM PUSSY GALORE
Limit Bitch (21/6)
1st Wilks’ NICAEL LOLA
Medium sized 3 yr old bitch of good colour, size and excellent breed type. Well balanced, feminine head. Moderate angulation, level topline. High set withers, good depth of chest, moved soundly.
2nd Cruikshank’s TOPAERIS SUMMER LOVE
Also 3 yrs, also excellent breed type, good colour and size. Also moved soundly. Moderate angulation. Difficult to choose between these two. However, this bitch is broader in skull than 1st place.
3rd Bell’s GLASLLEB PERFECT PITCH
Open Bitch (16/1)
1st Wilk’s NICAEL FLORA
Excellent breed type. Well balanced in head and body. Lovely flow from top of neck to tail especially on the move. Good layback of shoulder and return of upper arm, chest to elbow with correct spring of rig and long ribcage. Hindquarters matched forequarters. Carried tail correctly. Very feminine bitch. Pleased to award CC and eventually BIS which she won on the move.
2nd Digby’s NICAEL ROCHELLA AT ALSIV
Another lovely bitch. I see from the catalogue that these two bitches have the same dam and breeder. This bitch also shares many of the attributes of the first place getter. However, she did not move as soundly especially out and back, with a slight flicking of her front pasterns.
3rd Yarnley’s ALSIV WILD CHERRY
Veteran Bitch (11/2)
1st Smith’s ZAVIS MIAMI
8 yr old bitch, excellent breed type, correct size and colour. Sound. Lovely feminine head correct in all aspects. Moderate angulation. Shoulders well laid back with good return of upper arm. Feet excellent. Pleased to award her Res CC
2nd Whitfield’s ALFIZSBET BONNY DAWN
9 yr old bitch, taller than first place bitch. Balanced all over. Stands and moves well. Good feet. A very nice bitch.
3rd Price’s SH CH ALDOM CRISTAL
Field Trial Bitch (1)
1st Harris’ CH SZAJANI SIPOS
Elegant 7 yr old bitch of correct breed type. Moderate angulation. Balanced throughout. Stood and moved well.
Judge: ( Fay Harris ) ( Australia )
The Margaret Holmes Memorial Special Award Classes
Hungarian Vizsla Club Championship Show
2nd October 2016 Judge Julie Squire (Taftzizi)
I’d like to thank the Hungarian Vizsla Club for inviting me to judge these special award classes. A big thank-you to the exhibitors for the excellent entry and the opportunity of going over some outstanding examples of the breed, it was truly a pleasure !
Junior 4 (1)
Only 4 in this class ,but all at different stages,two of them only being 6 mths old.
1st Northwood, Northey Emperor Del Acquadoro 16 mth male of good breed type, pleasing head with good length of neck, moderately angulated front & rear, moved true.
2nd Mills, Karrouki Windfire much to like about this young dog, well balanced with good bone & feet ,balanced angulation front & back ,moved well .Sure these boys will change places many times, both just need to mature on ,to improve their depth & underline, of which I’m sure they will.
3rd Atkins Topaeris A Big Hunk O’ Love
Post Grad 18 (4)
1st Mills, Karrouki Windflower, so nice to see this bitch being free stood & what a lovely balanced girl she is ,like her size, very neat tidy girl, good head, well angulated shoulders, showing a good fore chest ,deep through the body,top line level,tail set correct & carried well, good rear angulation moved soundly.
2nd Bell, Glaslleb Skyfall this bitch put up a good performance, shown well by her young handler, slightly larger frame than the winner, but none the less sound & well balanced, moved freely.
3rd Cruickshank, Topaeris Lady Marmalade
Open 15 (5)
1st Wall, Afanleigh Sophie At Perllanside ShCM this bitch immediately caught my eye, loved her size & balance,looked so good in profile & does not disappoint when you get your hands on her. Head is feminine & balanced with almond shaped eyes of good colour, good length of neck leading into well angulated shoulders, deep body, short level back with tail set slightly low, correct rear angulation with great width across the thigh, lovely bone & super tight feet, she is a picture of maturity & quality, shown in fit hard condition ,moved well. I was told later, not by the owner, that she has gained her show title, which did not surprise me at all, many congratulations!
2nd Martin, NL/DT/VDH CH Recuerdo Roomour JW NJK FSG’14 BWNL ESG’15
Another lovely bitch of great breed type, lovely head with kind gentle expression, lengthy neck leading into well angulated shoulders, great length of upper arm, deep brisket& a good for chest ,which was lacking in some. Her top line is level with a good tail set, well angulated rear with well muscled thighs which showed in her flowing movement. She too ,like 1 is a quality mature bitch, the difference today was her not quite 100% after her recent litter, just very slightly showing in her under carriage, splitting hairs ,I loved them both. She is sitting on 2 CCs ,I believe ,the 3rd shouldn’t be long incoming!!!
3rd Mills, Karrouki Windrush D’Lyla JW ShCM