Dog Judge: Paul Stanway (Waystaff)
Bitch Judge: Tom Hehir (Moindearg)
DOGS (Paul Stanway):
I would just like to firstly thank the Committee of this very well known Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Club for everything they put in to achieve what exhibitors, owners, spectators and members expect. The prizes were fantastic, especially for all the Veterans on show.
My Stewards – Roy, Dave and Kerry carried out a fantastic job, which in turn made the pressure of judging at such a dynamic show a lot easier.
The breed itself in the males produced quality in abundance, especially underjaws, feet, ear carriage and movement. If raising any standard requirements that do need attention, they are ribcages and fitness.
I was extremely happy with the handling, providing what us judges are looking at constantly throughout the classes. This makes our task of judging a lot easier. Well done all and a massive thank you for attending this fabulous show.
So let’s begin.
What a fantastic class to start the day with. Quality in abundance throughout. There was one in this class I placed at the age of 14 who moved extremely well.
1. Clark’s ROWELLSTAFF OOH AAR CANTONA. Judged as a youngster where he misbehaved that day, but now he’s got it together. Red lad with dark mask who possesses a fantastic headshape containing strength throughout, neatest of ears, constant excellent expression. He has correct forequarters and depth of brisket with neat feet. Well sprung in the rib, level topline and excellent well muscled hindquarters leading on to his neat tail carriage. Then he moved and produced very good movement, with overall balance as well led him to win this very strong class.
2. Thomas’ BIGGLESWICK FUNKY DEVIL JW. Red and white pied. Another who is well put together throughout, headshape, strength in muzzle and underjaw with an excellent expression. Well boned throughout and well sprung ribcage. Correct angulation of rear quarters. Looks a picture from all angles. Another who produced correct movement.
3. Riley’s CH MOLRU NOTHING ELSE MATTERS or Brian. Dark brindle who I have judged previously. Today he tried his best to get lower placings. Well worthy Champion.
1. Damen’s DENOCHI’S PRIDE THE DOMINANT (Nld). Gleaming red dog with white of correct size at this age, immature as he should be. Excellent headshape and expression, neat ears, extremely alert at all times. Correct forequarters and neat feet, depth of brisket, ribcage ongoing at this age. Very good topline, well angulated hindquarters. Very well balanced throughout from all angles, then he provided the movement required.
2. Houwaart’s JECANIBO’S HIT THE NAIL (Nld). Top sized dark brindle who holds an excellent headshape, excellent ‘look at me’ expression. Correct forequarters and well angulated hindquarters. Well boned throughout. He is well balanced throughout and in fabulous condition. A bright future no doubt.
3. Reynolds’ NIATONA WRECK IT RALPH. Red dog with white. Another who has the balance required which gained him this placing. Another with a bright future.
PD (8 )
1. Van Woensel’s INDIANSTAFF U LL NEVER WALK ALONE (Bel). Dark brindle. Top sized and provides the overall balance required. Excellent headshape with well pronounced cheek muscles, depth of underjaw, strength in muzzle which is highlighted further by his excellent expression. Well boned forequarters, already with depth of brisket. Ribs are sprung ok for this age. Excellent hindquarters. Stood foursquare at all times, then when asked to move he provided the correct movement required in stages. BPD & BPIS.
2. Higginson’s FAIRLENIUM IRON KING. Pied dog with strength throughout in his structure. Excellent headshape with underjaw and muzzle leading to well pronounced cheek muscles and neat ear carriage. Good topline and already showing a well sprung ribcage. Fore and rear quarters are well boned. He also moved quite well. He will be even better in 6 months.
3. Yates’ ZAKDAN DEVIOUS DEVIL. Black brindle. Another future winner in the making. Headshape is excellent along with his expression and clean lines. Topline ok on the move and stood, he also moved quite well.
1. Boggins & Burton’s LUTHAIS LOCH TAY. Black brindle who scored highly on balance throughout. Gleaming coat. Excellent headshape with strength highlighted by the handler constantly, well pronounced cheek muscles and neat ear carriage. Well boned correct forequarters along with correct depth of brisket. Level topline and sprung rib balances at this age, this all leads to the strength he shows in his hindquarters which all enables him to move quite well at times. Added was the constant ‘you better look at me judge’ used throughout the class. Promising youngster.
2. Harwood’s MARSTAFF THE REVENANT. Red dog. Another with a gleaming coat. Top sized and extremely well balanced. Another with a fantastic headshape and expression used constantly, neat ear carriage. Correct well boned forequarters, spring of rib and excellent hindquarters showing strength throughout, this all led to the movement on this boy. Carefully handled. Another promising youngster in this really good class.
3. Hammond’s HAMMYSTAFF RED REVENGE. Well, I do feel sorry for the handler with his ‘I’ll do it my way not yours attitude’, this would assist if you were hiding something, but on this lad he has nothing to hide. Very sound and balanced throughout and should always be in the cards, his time will come. Another promising youngster from this class.
1. James’ LUTHAIS LOCH NESS. Well what can I say, the handling was unbelievable showing this black brindle. He was presented and moved so accurately at all times, also at rest from the show task when not being viewed. Headshape is full of strength with an excellent expression and correct ears used constantly. Well boned forequarters and hindquarters. Good topline held on the move. He moved easily with the handler’s assistance highlighting he can move correctly. A touch more maturity and he will be taking awards.
2. Clark & Ortizo’s POWERPACK LACHLAN DORIN JW. Black brindle with white and four feet all evenly marked with white. Excellent head and expression with the neatest of ears. Balance was highlighted when viewed from all angles. Correct fore and rear quarters along with sprung ribs and a gleaming coat. Stood foursquare constantly. Another who has a bright future.
3. Cherry & Millar’s FINNSTAFF PISTOL PETE. Red with white markings who possesses a very strong head with neat ear carriage and an excellent expression. Balanced throughout and well boned. Another who will do well on a regular basis.
1. Nolan’s CHISWELSTAFF I AM LEGEND. Black brindle. Again possessing the headshape and strength required. He is extremely well boned and well balanced. He also holds his topline when asked to move where he added another plus. Being slightly fitter will benefit him massively with the correct standard requirements he possesses.
2. Sedlakova’s NOMEN EST OMEN MIRACLE BULLS (Cze). Black brindle with strength in head and the neatest of ears. Well boned throughout. Well sprung ribcage and strength in hindquarters. Moved ok.
1. Ovington’s DIAMONDSTAFF AIRDRIE PRIDE. Black brindle who is top sized and well balanced. Excellent headshape with strength throughout especially in underjaw and muzzle. Correct ear carriage which when used adds to his expression with further plus points. Well boned forequarters with width, this ties in with the required depth of brisket. Well sprung ribcage which leads to correct tuck up of loin and well muscled hindquarters, so when viewed from the rear everything falls into place. Moved ok.
2. Stephens’ BIGOR STANCE AT ECLIPSEBULLS. Deep red which is noted from a distance with coat condition. Strength and cleanliness of his head is brilliant. Clean and well muscled throughout. His ear carriage does not add to expression which is a shame, but we all have so called faults so this was penalised accordingly, but being full of virtues it overrode this. Level topline, sprung ribcage, correct hindquarters and pigmentation, which tied in with his correct movement.
3. Manghan’s DIAMONDSTAFF WEE MAC AT DURHAMSTAFF. Black brindle with touches of white. Strength in head. Well boned forequarters. Sprung rib leading to correct hindquarters. He also possesses an excellent expression, this should be used more when judges are making decisions.
1. Harper & Whittaker’s BETHALEESE’S POLDARK. Well here we go with this lad. Black brindle with white. Excellent clean headshape with strength throughout, with underjaw, muzzle and well pronounced cheek muscles. Correct ear carriage used constantly to gain the expression required. Neatest of ears and dark eyes were just a few points on the overall head itself. This was all followed by correct depth of brisket and width of forequarters which also carry the correct bone ratio, this tied in with correct well padded feet which all had the odd white marking on. From behind the well sprung ribcage and gleaming coat led to the tuck in of loin we all aim for, this was also carrying the level topline he possesses. Then to the hindquarters with correct angulation along with muscle which, due to the fitness he carries, highlighted even further the correct standard requirements when viewing from behind, even the tail carriage is correct. When asked to move he provided it in sections so correctly, which was my deciding decision for the CC & RBIS. His first CC with more to follow for sure. Well done and thank you.
2. Jefferson’s ALPORT BOLD RULER. Another black brindle full of quality, his coat shone, Excellent headshape with strength throughout, with muzzle, underjaw and cheek muscles and an excellent expression used constantly. Well boned forequarters. Good topline leading to correct well angulated hindquarters, which obviously assisted with his movement gaining him the placing in this class.
3. Nelson’s TAGSTANE WORTH THE WAIT. Black brindle with distinctive white markings. Excellent headshape with strength throughout. Very well balanced. Correct fore and rear quarters with the bone content required. He also moved quite well at times.
1. Stillman & Gray’s SIKAISTAFF SHADOW WARRIOR AT MAIDENDALE. Black brindle with a distinctive clear white marking on the chest. Excellent headshape with a fabulous expression constantly used, depth of underjaw and muzzle, tying in with the cheek muscles and the neatest of ear carriage all provided the word ‘excellent’ used for his headshape. Well boned correct forequarters and depth of brisket with neat feet. This was then followed by his topline and well sprung rib leading to very well angulated hindquarters. He then carried all these attributes to provide me with the viewing of his movement, which he showed at stages he can do correctly. Looked at for the RCC due to the above remarks.
2. Mallon’s HARKLINE KING LOUIS. Top sized black brindle with a white flicker. Another who balances really well, which includes his fabulous headshape and expression, well pronounced cheek muscles and strength in underjaw, all adding to this placing in a strong class. Well boned forequarters and neat feet. His well sprung rib and correct topline with well angulated hindquarters all tied in with the movement he provided for me to make this decision.
3. Williams’ JODEL’S IMPACT. Red dog who highlighted all the standard requirements throughout his visit today. Excellent clean well muscled headshape with black mask assisting with the strength in this location. Again another sound exhibit who is well balanced throughout.
1. I’Anson’s CH CLUDENSTAFF I WILL FOLLOW. Black with white, possessing quality in abundance, especially the movement he can provide. Excellent clean well constructed head which highlights his ear carriage, depth and strength of underjaw, well pronounced cheek muscles all tying in with his wicked expression. Very well boned forequarters with neat feet and depth of brisket, all leading to his well sprung ribcage. Topline is highlighted correctly when not stretched out at the hindquarters. When he moves he shows well angulated hindquarters highlighting that he can move perfectly. A well deserved title that should be more in number of CCs on his overall correct balance. RCC.
2. Arntzen & Manito’s CH CATSTAFF’S USED TO (Nor). Black brindle who I don’t think can stand incorrectly if he tried. Well balanced throughout. Excellent headshape with strength and cleanliness in every section, neat ear carriage. Excellent bone ratio. Well sprung ribcage leading to well muscled and correctly angulated hindquarters. Gleaming coat condition. Another who falls into the standard requirements with virtues in abundance. Moved quite well.
3. Norton’s CH TARAIEL STORMZY OF TIKKURILAN. Black brindle, again with quality and virtues in abundance, (you need sunglasses looking at his coat). Expression to die for. When stood and you ask him to move you’re under the impression he’s going to explode, but he doesn’t, he moves with ease highlighting the movement required easily.
BITCHES (Tom Hehir):
I would like to thank the Officers & Committee of The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club for inviting me to judge Bitches at their Breed Championship Show on 12th March 2022., which was an honour and a pleasure for me, and also the kind hospitality shown to me . I would also like to thank the Exhibitors for their entries (145 Entries) and the opportunity of going over some very nice bitches and the sporting manner in which they accepted my decisions (which after all is only my opinion). A special word of thanks to my two Stewards – Tim & Paul, who made sure everything ran smoothly, which made my job much easier. This was a very well run Show with a great atmosphere and in a spacious Venue, with good lighting. I also had the pleasure of the company of my co-Judge, Paul Stanway, where we were in total agreement for our final selections.
I would like to mention one or two personal observations, which come to mind and which I would like to point out – “inverted canines”, “narrow fronts”, “poor feet”, “incorrect topline”, “high tail carriage” and “lack of muscle tone” which were evident in a few exhibits and need urgent attention.
CLASS 11 – VETERAN BITCH – 15 (3)
1. CH.TRAWDEN ICE AND SPICE (JW) (8 years) – Top sized Red & White, strong head with good depth, good round eye, bite ok and good front and bone. Top line ok, movement good.
2. ASBON STAFF JUST ON TIME AT ROWELSTAFF (10 years) – Standard size, Red & white front, good head, dark eye, pleasing expression, good front and bone – movement good.
3. HOCUS POCUS OF SPIRIT. STAFFS.
RES: STUDSTAFF SUGAR & SPICE OF HAMASON (JW GHCH)
VHC: CH. BUT’S CHARMING RUFFIANS IDONY.
CLASS 12 – MINOR PUPPY BITCH. – 6 (1)
1. NIATONA PANDORA’S BOX TO ELITEBULL. (8 months) – Top size red/white front, good bone , head piece ok, good eye and bite, Movement ok when settled.
2. AIPORT FLY BY NIGHT – Blk/Br. 10 months. Very feminine, not the substance of winner. Good head, eye and bite. Straight clean front and topline ok and moved ok.
3. SILKAISTAFF ALL OF ME
RES: DENOCH’S PRIDE EARNED IT
VHC: JOEMIKESTE HOLDRA
CLASS 13 – PUPPY BITCH 17 (4)
1. INDIANSTAFF U CANT TOUCH THIS (10 mths) – Blk/Br –well developed for age, good head, eye and bite. Distinct stop, strong foreface, good front and bone. Good topline standing and moving. Movement good both ways. BPB – only lost out to litter brother for Best Puppy in Show – Bright future.
2. FAIRLENIUM IRON QUEEN (9 MONTHS) – Standard size white, good head deep through, dark eye – a little heavy on the lip, bite good and feet ok, topline and movement ok.
3. GOLDWYN SHES THE ONE
RES: NOUCAMP DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
VHC: MOURNESTAFFS DOLLY BRAE.
CLASS 14 – JUNIOR BITCH 16 (1)
1.KEEPASTAFF NEW PLAYER INDY – Standard size Blk.Br. GOOD HEAD, DEEP THROUGH, GOOD EARSET, DARK ROUND EYE , good front and sufficient bone, feet need to tighten, topline ok – movement good both ways.
2. BRIGANAH DON’T STOP ME NOW – Blk/Br. White front, good head, ears and eyes, distinct stop and correct bite – pleasing expression. Good front and bone, feet need to tighten , a little long, moved ok when settled.
3. JACKABYTE NEMESIS
Res: LOYALSTAFF BELLA BAMBINA AT EASTREET
VHC: SKYESTAFF DREAM BIG
CLASS 15 – YEARLING BITCH 13 (1)
1. JUST FLAWLESS V/D BETUWS GLORIE – Standard size Blk/Br – stood fore square, good head piece deep through, distinct stop, good eye, strong foreface, bite correct, good front and bone, top line ok standing and moving, movement good. Presented and handled to advantage.
2. JECANIBO’S LET IT GO – Standard size Blk/Br. Very similar to Winner, just not quite as strong in head, good head, eye and ear set, bite correct, pleasing expression, good front and bone, feet ok, topline ok – movement good.
3. WAYWARDSTAFF RISE & SHIN
Res: KODAKNOTT COLD AS ICE
VHC: DOSKLIGHT CASSIOPEIA
CLASS 16 – NOVICE BITCH 11 (2)
1. FAIRLENIUM IRON QUEEN – (2nd in PUPPY)
2. SKYESTAFF DREAM BIG – Blk/Br. Good head, eye and ear set, DISTINCT STOP, BITE GOOD, PLEASING EXPRESSION , GOOD FRONT AND BONE, TOP LINE OK, MOVEMENT OK WHEN SETTLED.
3. GOGO DANCER AT ELISTAFF
Res: FOYLLFORSDAL BEAN SI
VHC: NIATONA CALL ME KAREN
CLASS 17 – GRADUATE BITCH 5 (2)
1. MAGICGEM QUEEN OF HEARTS AT ROUGESTAFF – Red white front, caught my eye on entering the ring, feminine and well balanced, good head, dark eye, bite correct, front and feet good, topline good. Moved free and easy and presented in beautiful condition.
2. HOMAFAR JOMANDA – Standard Blk/Br. Not the substance of winner, head piece ok, ears a little untidy, good eye and bite, front ok, topline ok, movement good.
3. DILIRYSTAFF BOLD SPIRIT OF KODAKNOTT.
CLASS 18 – POST GRAUATE BITCH 18 (1)
1. TNT EDITION QUAESITUM AT JOJALANE – Standard size red/black mask, dark round eye, deep through skull, distinct stop, bite good, correct expression, level topline standing and moving – moved out well. Coat needs a little attention.
2. JACKABYTE DECADENCE – Blk/Br. Standard size, good overall balance, good head, dark eye, bite good, topline ok, movement ok when settled.
3. ELITEBULL SOLITAIRE – RES: LABRASTAF AFTER DARK AT BINDYESTAFF
VHC: JASAMARCH DITSY DIVA
CLASS 19 – LIMIT BITCH 18(3)
1. LUTHAIS AURORA BOREALIS BLK/BR – Good type , good head deep through, good cheek bump, ears a little high at times, good eye and bite, good front and bone, feet good, topline ok. Movement good both ways parallel. Handler holds head up high at times, distorting outline.
2. JACKABYTE WONDERLUST AT RHEBELSTAFF – Blk/Br. Slightly finer than winner, but very good balance overall, good head, deep through, good ear set, dark round eye, distinct stop, sweet expression, bite correct, good front and feet, movement good both ways parallel .
3. CLUDENSTAFF JANIE JONES
RES: CATSTAFF SAY GOOD BYE
VHC: ANNEMSTAFF MADDIE MAY.
CLASS 20 – OPEN BITCH – 26 (3)
1. THE WORLD EDITION OF SPIRIT STAFF’S – Standard size Blk/Br. Good head with good width and depth. Dark round eye, ear set good, strong foreface, square front and good bone and feet, topline good standing and moving, strong back end. Moved out well, free and easy with plenty drive. Handled to advantage and presented in sparking condition. CC & B.I.S.
2. CH/NL, CH/SE CH. FRISIA STAFF’S IT’S A GIFT – Standard size Blk/Br. Very similar in many ways to winner, good head deep through, good ears, eyes and bite, straight front with good chest, good bone and feet, good topline moving – movement good both ways parallel. Presented and handled to advantage. RES.CC.
3. HELLSTAFF LADY GAGA
Res: JACKABYTE BOCOUTURE (JW)
VHC: CH ELLCHANSHA ONC UPN A TIME