Judge's Critique

 

2014 Championship Show - Judges Critique

Judge: Mr Ake Cronander (Sweden)
Kennel Albicans

Thank you for inviting me to judge your Championship show for the Whippet Club Of Queensland on 7th June 2014. And thank you for the great hospitality and the opportunity to see your part of the country. Special thanks to Toni McNeill for being my tour guide and looking after me so well.

It is great to see the breed in many countries as now there is influence from all corners of the world and I think the quality now is quite equal. That means there is very good quality in most countries. But I also think the problems in the breed today in most countries are size, flat toplines, long bodies (long in loin) and lack of balance in movement. I think you have minor problems with this but have mostly kept correct type and you should be happy about that.

It is a long trip and there is also 10 hr time difference so it is a little hard to change to your time. I can honestly say that I needed a little more time to come fit for the work judging your dogs.

Thanks again.

Åke Cronander

Here are some short critiques


Editor’s Note:
Åke clarified the term ’needs more stability’ as meaning ’legs too close together when walking in a straight line, has instability of hocks and loose elbows’

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Baby Puppy dog (1 entry/0 absent)

1st

PARNEW I LIKE IT WILD. A very sweet little boy, nice proportions. On the day had puppy movement - a little loose in front and needs more stability.

Minor puppy dog (2 entries/0 absent)

1st

MARTINIQUE MIDNITE MADRIGAL. Nice all over, very good head and expression. Good topline but moves slightly loose in front. Hope for the best in the future.

2nd

ROSIEL ROYAL MAGICIAN (AI). Good all over. Slightly long in body and needs more substance and stability in movement.

Puppy dog (3 entries/0 absent)

1st

ELMARO HARD ACT TO FOLLOW. Nice all over. Slightly long in loin and could be more curvy. Slightly lose in elbows.

2nd

WARLEY TALK DIRTY TO ME. Nice all over. Good proportions and angulations but needs more balance in movement.

3rd

SHALIQUE IVE GOT TO IMPRESS. Good all over. Needs more balance. Moves with high front legs and loose elbows.

Junior dog (4 entries/0 absent)

1st

SHAWTHING THE HI LANDER. Very nice all over, slightly big and flat in topline. Very good on the move.

2nd

RORYSTAR NAPOLEON. Good all over, needs more balance, flat topline.

3rd

GRAU GALILAO. Nice head and expression. Need more balance and stability in movement.

Intermediate dog (8 entries/0 absent)

1st

LYSNAGAH GO FOR GOLD. Very nice all over. Nice proportions and angulations. Good topline just needs some more balance in movement

2nd

PIAFFE TREE OF MAN. Very nice all over. Nice head and expression. Good angulations. Good topline, just needs some more balance in movement. Straight upper arm.

3rd

TAEJAAN HEARTS ON FIRE. Good all over but needs some more substance. Good head and expression. Straight upperarm, need more balance in movement.

Australian bred dog (3 entries/0 absent)

1st

CH ROSIEL PAX TO THE RAFTERS. Excellent all over with very good head and expression. Very good body, topline, bone and feet. Moves very well.

2nd

JORDEAUX SUMMER RAIN. Excellent all over with good head and expression. Very good body and topline. Good bone and feet. Moves well.

3rd

SHAWTHING THATZ STERLING. Good all over. Slightly long in loin and needs more stability in movement. Loose in elbows and needs more stability in hocks.

Open dog (11 entries/1 absent)

1st

SUP CH PEPERONE NEW SENSATION. Excellent all over, a true whippet. Excellent size and all is in balance. Excellent on the move.

2nd

CH BENBRIDGE ANGEL OF FAITH AT BUFFALO (IMP NZ). Very nice all over. Very good head and expression. Very good body, angulation, topline and movement.

3rd

CH JORDEAUX SUMMER SKIES. Very nice all over. Very good head and expression. Very good body, angulation. Good topline and movement.

Veteran dog (1 entry/0 absent)

1st

SUP CH SHALIQUE DARETO IMPRESS. Very nice veteran in super condition. Nice proportions, very good body and angulations. Moves very well.

 

 

Baby puppy bitch (3 entries/1 absent)

1st

RIDGESETTER DREAM COME TRUE. A very sweet little girl, nice proportions for her age. Very good balance and stability. Moves well.

2nd

RIDGESETTER BELIEVE IN DREAMS. A very sweet little girl, nice proportions. For the day, puppy movement and needs more balance and stability.

Minor puppy bitch (5 entries/1 absent)

1st

NABIHAH GREEN WITH ENVY. Nice all over, very good head and expression. Curvy and with good topline. Moves very well for her age.

2nd

MARTINIQUE MIDNITE MASQUERADE. Very good all over. Very good body for her age, good angulation. Moves well but slightly unstable in rear.

3rd

SHALIQUE IVE GOT THE LOOK. Good all over, good topline. Needs more stability in movement, very loose elbows.

Puppy bitch (6 entries/0 absent)

1st

ALLTALK KAHLUA ON ICE. Very very nice all over. A very typey young bitch, excellent body, topline and angulation. Moves very well.

2nd

ROSIEL RHAPSODY (AI). Nice all over. Good angulation but slightly low on leg. Moves well.

3rd

SHALIQUE IVE GOT YOU BABE. Good all over. Very good body and topline for her age. Needs more balance in movement.

Junior bitch (5 entries/0 absent)

1st

SHAWTHING ALL THAT JAZZ. Very nice all over, very good body and topline. Very good on the move.

2nd

PIAFFE AGE OF INNOCENCE. Good all over, slightly flat topline. Moves well.

3rd

SHAWTHING HI FREQUENCY. Good head and expression. Good body and angulation. Needs more balance and stability in movement.

Intermediate bitch (6 entries/3 absent)

1st

CH BUFFALO FIRST EDITION. Very nice all over. Nice proportions and angulations. Very good topline. Just needs some extension in front movement.

2nd

LYSNAGAH OLYMPIC SPIRIT. Very good all over. Nice head and expression. Good angulation. Good topline, slightly low on leg. Good movement.

3rd

CH SHALIQUE NOBLE KITTY. Good all over. Needs some more balance in movement.

Australian bred bitch (11 entries/0 absent)

1st

BUFFALO FIRST CLASS. Excellent all over with good head and expression. Excellent body and topline. Moves very well. Lovely bitch

2nd

CH RIDGESETTER DONTRAINONMYPARADE. Very good all over with good head and expression. Very good body, topline. Slightly long in loin. Good bone and feet. Moves well.

3rd

CH PRESSAGE DHARMA. Very good all over. Slightly long in loin. Moves well.

Open bitch (14 entries/6 absent)

1st

CH SHAWTHING ONE DAYATA TIME. Excellent all over. Very nice head and expression. Exellent size and all is in balance. Excellent on the move.

2nd

CH MEILANDINA LA DE DA. Excellent all over. Very good head and expression. Very good body, angulation, topline and movement.

3rd

CH NABIHAH PEPPAS TIGRA. Very nice all over. Very good head and expression. Very good body, angulation. Good topline and movement.

Veteran bitch (2 entries/0 absent)

1st

SUP CH RIDGESETTER ETAIN. Very nice veteran in good condition. Very good body, slightly long but nice topline in movement. Moves very well.

2nd

CH PIAFFE LA BOHEME. Very nice veteran in good condition. Good body and proportions. Moves ok but could be better in rear.

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