The Dalmatian Club of NSW invited me to judge their Speciality show on April 4th, thank you so much for such a wonderful opportunity. It was to say the least, a bit damp on the day but it certainly didn't dampen spirits, I found everyone wonderful, the committee, the exhibitors and a special thank you to Marilyn and Ian, Dianne and my steward Jackie.
I cannot thank you all for making me feel so welcome, I take away great memories and also some wonderful new friends. The quality of Dalmatians in Australia is excellent and I'm sure my main winners could win the world over.
SPECIAL VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES
1. R. Woiwade Ch & Neut CH GEMCOURT ANADOT REGAL ET.
A wonderful liver spotted girl of 11½ yrs. Very hard to believe her age, such a great representative of the breed. Lovely overall balance, shape and make with feminine head, good cat feet and still moving so well. This girl was also Best Special Veteran in Show
2. Dr. N.C.Doong CH HILLOFSILVER LAZER
Another great veteran of 11½ yrs, a black spotted male very nice head, nice dark eye. Moved with ease around the ring
1. P.Davies & J&D Wright Ch GENTRY SWEPT BY THE STARS
Black spotted 8 year old, moved soundly around the ring. Lovely head with dark eye. Good each of neck, stands on good legs and the best of feet. A bit untidy in underline but could not be denied here. Best Veteran in show
2. R&M & P Young CH DUMBLEDEER U DARED ME CCD
10½ year old black spotted boy. Super condition, completely belying his age, moved well with his handler. Beautifully marked. A dog of pleasing quality who will always be considered.
1. P Hurst CH YARROWFELL INCOGNITO CD RA TD ET
7 year old black spotted boy. Pleasing head shape and qualities, good reach of neck, prominent forechest, Moved out with ease around ring, an enthusiastic showman. Best Neuter in Show
2. M O Brien THUNDERSPOT CARA DE MO CHROI
Young liver spotted boy only 1½ years old. Well balanced and shown in excellent condition, but not the most masculine of dogs, pleasing head qualities although I would have liked a darker eye colour.
3. Mr J & Mrs C Embury STARSWEPT BLACK LABEL AI
Black spotted boy of 5 years old. Typical in outline but a little lacking in bone.
1. M O Brien CH & NEUT CH COASTDAL PRINCESS LILLY ROSE
5 year old Liver spotted bitch with a good head shape, well marked ears, good reach of neck, pleasing front, good bone and moved well. Pleasing markings. Opposite Neuter in Show
2. M & L Osmond DIMADAL JAZZIE JADE
4 year old black spotted girl, of good size and balance just couldn’t match 1st on the move, super temperament,
3. R. Woiwade DUAL CH (AF) LUKIUS BEAM MEUP ET
8 year old black spotted girl. Good ear set and nice eye. Losing her topline on move but in excellent overall condition.
BABY PUPPY DOG
1. R & D Harbin KRYSTAWAY SCREEN SHOT. Best baby puppy in show.
5 month old black spotted boy, well angulated and standing on good legs and feet, typical in outline. Needs to grow on now but has all the qualities to make it to the upper house. Very convincing show man although at his young age would prefer to see having some more fun.
2. L & M Osmond DIMADAL OBVIOUS OBSESSION
14 weeks old only, black spotted boy, immature as you would expect but appealed to me very much. Of excellent make and shape, he is very well made and I am sure will grow on to be a contender.
BABY PUPPY BITCH
1. Mrs J Lawson TELDE RAINDROPS ON ROSES Best opposite sex baby puppy in show
5 month old black spotted girl. Lovely dark eye, good ear placement. Nice shape and make, would like more bone. She was feeling the cold today. Happy on the move.
2. R & D Harbin KRYSTAWAY REMOTE ACCESS
5 month old liver girl, excellent body shape but still needing to break in head. Of pleasing quality, beautifully marked and moved well with handler considering age.
3. L & M Osmond DIMADAL OH ME OH MY
3 month old black spotted girl. Really, really lovely. Wasn't happy to be gone over today but that's ok as she is only baby and she will get used to it all in due course. Would love to see her when older.
MINOR PUPPY DOG
1. Ms FEL Darling PACEAWAY GIVE ME MORE - Best minor puppy in show
8 months old black spotted boy. Well presented. Nice dark eye. Good tail set. Nice moving dog, maybe bit close behind today but could not be denied.
2. Ms K Cooper CHOCCASPOT DARE TO STARE
7 months black spotted boy. Full of the joys of spring today, good to see a youngster with plenty of personality even if he was giving his handler a hard time today. At that in between stage, head yet to come, nice eye shape and colour, good ear set. Moved freely.
1. Ms K Lyne STARSWEPT FLETCHER - Res.Challenge Dog & Best Junior in Show
1½ year old black spotted boy. Lovely standing, projecting a typical outline, beautifully marked. Good head qualities, well made front, plenty of forechest. Moved soundly with drive, could see him doing a day's work with no effort.
2. M. Dunscombe. TELDE MAGICAL RUPERT MURDOG
1½ year old liver boy. As with 1 really pleased for make and shape, not giving as much on the move as 1 but will always be in consideration. Am sure 1 and 2 will swop places sometimes.
3. J. Lawson & S Leys TELDE MAC HEATH
Black spotted boy. Again another boy lovely in profile and move. Not biggest in the world but has overall balance. Admired his particularly excellent pigment.
1. Ms M Bower CH STARSWEPT SIRIUSLY ON FIRE - Opposite Intermediate In Show
1½ old Such a lovely boy in profile, nice reach of neck, bone and feet, more moderately angulated and a little steeper in croup. Very nice head, lovely ear set.
2. A. Aslin CH PAMPARD PRIVILEGED POSITION
2 year old black spotted boy, not quite the markings of 1. Good head with nice dark eyes. Well bodied and conditioned, not quite giving his all today.
3. B & J MC Lean WANJDAL THRILLER
Boy of almost 2, black spotted. Nice outline shape and make. Not happy today.
AUSTRALIAN BRED DOG
1. P Davies & J & D Wright. CH STARSWEPT ICED MOCHA - Opposite Australian Bred In Show
1. Liver spotted boy over 3 years. Nice overall balance and type, can see him as typical carriage dog. Lovely head and nice dark eye. Showed like a dream. A happy boy with an excellent temperament.
2. R & D Harbin SUP CH KRYSTAWAY WEEKEND HUSTLER
7 year old liver spotted boy, not quite the appeal in head of 1 and staring to show his age a little now. Undoubtedly a quality dog, super angulation and a free positive mover.
3. M O Brien CH THUNDERSPOT RIGHT KIND OF WRONG
2 ½ year old liver boy. Good type and balance to this boy also. Another nice boy, moved well. Lovely marked ears.
1. Ms M Thompson CH KRYSTAWAY MINSTER OF MAJIC - Challenge Dog, Opposite Sex to BIS & Opposite Open In Show
4 year old Black spotted boy with a striking, imposing profile standing. Undoubtedly male, I liked this boy. Lovely head, good reach of neck, well broken ears. Excellent front, plenty of bone and good cat like feet. Well bodied, pleasing topline, moved with style.
2. P Davies & J&D Wright CH STARSWEPT PAINTED FROM MEMORY
2 year old black spotted boy. Pleasing dog with a nice head although a touch longer in muzzle, enough bone and a very sound dog with balance. Moved beautifully in all directions and showed great reach and drive in profile! I would just like more of him all over for an adult male.
3. Mrs J Lawson CH TELDE NAUGHTY CHOC OBSESSION
3 year old liver spotted boy. Very lovely boy, nice spotting. Sound dog but just not happy with the conditions today. On a happier day would definitely be in consideration.
1. K. Britten & M. Morrissey WHYTEWOOD QUITE A STAR CLEO - Best Puppy in Show
10 month black spotted girl, just right for her age, make and shape, beautifully spotted. Moved positively, happy at one with handler.
1. FEL Darling CH PACEAWAY STARZ IN THE SKY - Best Opposite Junior in Show
One year old liver girl, very feminine. Lovely head with typical expression. Moved with ease and purpose, a happy and enthusiastic youngster. Stands on good legs but feet could be better.
2. Dr N. C Doong HILLOFSILVER STARLETT
14 month old black spotted girl. Very nice girl, heavily spotted. Appealed for head and expression, positive mover, both fore and aft and moving out in profile.
3. Mrs A Godyn TEXICO LONESTAR
Year old liver spotted girl. Heavily spotted girl. Another nice mover. These 3 girls could swop places on other days
1. P. Davies J & D Wright CH STARSWEPT SAPPHIRES N DIAMONDS - Res.Challenge Bitch, Runner Up In Show & Best Intermediate In Show
2 year old black spotted girl. Lovely feminine bitch, nicely spotted. Of pleasing size and balance. Moved positively with purpose and drive and opens out well in profile.
2. R & D Harbin CH KRYSTAWAY GLITTERATI
Just over year and half, black spotted girl. Nice head qualities, enough neck, couldn't match the front movement of 1st. Pleasing body, good quarters, moving freely.
3. R & M & P Young CH COASTDAL TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
2 ½ year old black spotted girl. Stronger bitch with plenty of bone. Perhaps not the femininity of those above her. Well presented.
AUSTRALIAN BRED BITCH
1. A. Aslin CH PAMPARD PHIREWORKS ET - Best Australian Bred in Show
4½ year old black spotted girl. Here is a bitch of quality, really liked her. Beautifully balanced, holding top line at all times. Lovely head and expression. Good feet. Moved with purpose and drive.
2. T & S Irving. OZZISPOT ON TH EDGE OF GLORY (AI)
Just over 2½ year old black spotted girl. Another nice bitch so responsive to her handler. Has overall balance and moved well.
3. S & B Barr CH AMELUCE HERES LOOKING AT YOU.
2 year old lack spotted girl. Well balanced body, stands on good legs and feet. Nice head, good eye shape and colour with well broken ears.
1. Mr Mrs & Mr I Marshall. SUP CH PAMPARD PHIRST PHLING - Best in Show & Best Open In Show
Hard to believe this girl is almost 7 years old? Black spotted. I loved her, the most feminine girl, in total balance and completely feminine with no hint of weakness, Lovely head, excels in neck and shoulders. Standing is attractive but completely comes alive on the move, just moves out effortlessly with her talented handler, Beautifully conditioned, this bitch had it all, I would happily have taken her home.
2. T & S Irving CH OZZISPOT SINNERS N SHADOWS
5½ year old liver spotted girl. Here is another lovely girl. Larger than the first but is all of a piece and well balanced. Good head qualities and typical in expression and eye. Moved out with drive and purpose.
3. M & L Donald. CH PACEAWAY SABARI.
3 year old liver spotted girl. Another very nice girl here. Nice size and type, moved with drive.