9th FEBRUARY 2019
Judge: JOHAN SANDSTROM (Sandstaff)
Special Award Classes Judge: VICKI BUTLER (Joemikeste)
BEST BITCH & BEST IN SHOW:
Johnson’s ELLCHANSHA ONCE UPON A TIME
BEST DOG, BEST OPPOSITE SEX & RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
Funnell & Wiggins’ POWERPACK KILGOBNET
Firstly I want to thank EASBTC for inviting me to their special Valentine Open Show. I had a lovely time visiting UK as always. Thanks to my professional stewards for making my judging flow nicely in the ring. Thanks to all exhibitors for entering under me, hope you all enjoyed the day as much as me. It was very high class of all the dogs and I am very pleased with my final line up.
MINOR PUPPY DOG (1)
1st George & Gray’s MISUMISTAFF HAKOSUTA
Black brindle minor puppy dog of a lovely and clean type. Correct head shape and ears. Strong underjaw and correct bite. Dark eyes. Straight front, a bit weak in pastern. Could had have more fore chest. Level topline with a strong backend, correct tailset. Gleaming short coat. Moves very well with good effort. Handled very w
PUPPY DOG (2)
1st Cook’s AARUKABULLS CRACKER LAD
Beautiful white puppy dog. Love his construction for this age. A good head shape with correct stop. Correct ears. Dark eyes. Could have had more underjaw. Correct bite. Lovely substance in body for this age. Straight front, neat feet. Level topline. Lovely white gleaming coat. Moved soundly with a good drive. I think this boy will have a great future in the ring! Good luck for the future. Best puppy dog!
2nd George & Gray’s MISUMISTAFF HAKOSUTA 1st MPD
JUNIOR DOG (5, 1 abs)
1st Funnell & Wiggens’ POWERPACK KILGOBNET
A dog I have had the pleasure of judging once before. He has all I look for in a Stafford. Black brindle dog of good size. Strong head and strong foreface. Clean tight lips, round dark eyes. Perfect ear. I love his straight front and perfect neat feet. Level topline with a correct tail set. Great ribcage. Strong backend. Moved soundly and he is in top condition. I love this boy and look forward to following him in the future! BEST DOG, RESERVE BEST IN SHOW today!
2nd Johnson’s ELLCHANSHA HOTSHOT
Another lovely black brindle boy. Correct head shape. Perfect ears. Lovely dark, round eyes. Correct bite. He could have a stronger underjaw. Lovely substance all over. Strong front, a bit weak in pastern. Short and compact in body. Level topline in movement with a strong backend. Perfect tailset. Top class coat. Also a dog in great condition. Perfectly handled!
3rd George & Gray’s MISUMISTAFF HAKOSUTA 1st MPD, 2nd PD
Res Rose’s ENGLADIAN GRAN TORINO
YEARLING DOG (2, 1 abs)
1st Fairhurst’s FAIRLENIUM’S IRON MAN
A pied dog of a lovely size. Good head shape. Lovely small rose ears. Dark round eyes, lacked a bit of pigmentation around left eye. Big white teeth, correct bite. Good bone. Straight front and strong pastern. Short, compact body. Correct topline. A strong backend. Another boy in perfect condition. Moves very well. Perfectly handled!
NOVICE DOG (0)
GRADUATE DOG (3)
1st Funnell & Wiggens’ POWERPACK KILGOBNET. 1st JD
2nd Fairhurst’s FAIRLENIUM’S IRON MAN. 1st YD
3rd Buchan’s HAPPYSTAFF BLACK SABBATH
POST GRADUATE DOG (8, 2 abs)
1st Funnell & Wiggens’ POWERPACK KILGOBNET 1st JD
2nd William’s ILLORI BACK CHAT
Another lovely black brindle dog. Clean head and expression. Perfect ear set. Dark eyes. Strong foreface with clean lips. Well boned. Straight front with neat feet. Nice spring of rib, short coupled. Gleaming coat and in a lovely condition. Moves very well!
3rd Pocknell’s ASHSTOCK HIGHLAND WARRIOR
Res Gatt’s NIZEVA ALFONSO
VHC Anchor’s VALGLO DADDY COOL
OPEN DOG (6, 1abs)
1st Woodward’s POWERPACK A TISKET A TASKET
A top size black brindle boy. Great head shape. Round dark eyes. Good ears. Good boned. Straight front. Well angulated all over. Moves very soundly. This boy is also in a good condition. He was very close to my winner but my winner was more alert and on his toes for the day. I wish him the best of luck for the future! RESERVE BEST DOG
2nd Rowe & South’s ILLORI AKINLANA JW ShCM
A black brindle boy of standard size. Clean head shape, correct ears and bite. Straight front. Good depth of brisket. Level topline. Strong backend. Moves very well. A boy in perfect condition.
3rd Gardner’s LABRASTAF CURIOUS GEORGE
Res Pieterse’s SA CH RUMOX GOODBOY RUFUS
VETERAN DOG (6, 2 abs)
1st McFadyen’s ARAIDH JACQUES AU BOITE
I have followed this boy for a long time and it was a pleasure to go over him. To see a veteran in this condition is a true joy. He still has a lot of attributes that you want to see in a Stafford. Lovely clean head shape. Tight lips with a strong underjaw. Good boned and a lovely straight front. Great feet. Good spring of rib. Level topline. Correct tailset. Well angulated all over. Still moves like a youngster! Congrats to breeder and owner, a very well presented veteran. BEST VETERAN DOG & BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
2nd Fairhurst’s CH/BEL/DUT/LUX/INT CH FAIRLENIUM’S SNOW PATROL JW ShCM, DUT VET CH
Also a veteran in top class. A pied boy with a strong head. Neat ears. Round dark eyes. Straight front. Well angulated all over. Level topline with a strong backend. Moves with full drive. This boy is all over a bit stronger than my winner in the class. A credit to owner to have a veteran in this good condition. Well done!
3rd Cooper’s TESSY BLAZING STAR
Res Legate’s KIPPASTAFF BOSSY BLUE
MINOR PUPPY BITCH (3, 2 abs)
1st Canavan’s BOLDSTOCK WHO’S BOVERED NOW
This puppy caught my eye directly. She is all you are looking for at that age. Very well balanced black brindle puppy bitch. Strong in head and foreface but not overdone. Lovely ear set and round dark eyes. Straight front with neat feet. Well developed forechest and good spring of rib. Well boned for her age. Level topline, perfect tailset. Moves soundly. I think this little puppy will have a great future. BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!
PUPPY BITCH (3, 1 abs)
1st Whitelaw’s CHEZATREE WHAT’S OCCURING
Red and white puppy bitch with a strong head. Good ear set. Perfect bite. Distinct stop. Well boned. Correct front. Good feet. Level topline. Moved freely. In a very good condition. Handled very well!
2nd Cooper’s FAIRLENIUM’S CANDY CANE
White and red puppy. Very strong in head and short muzzle and foreface. Small rose ears, perfectly placed. Straight front. Good spring of rib. Strong backend. Moves soundly.
JUNIOR BITCH (5)
1st Johnson’s ELLCHANSHA ONCE UPON A TIME
This is a top class junior bitch of the right type, she caught my eye directly. She is all I look for in a junior. Feminine head shape with the right proportions. Round dark eyes. Correct bite. Strong underjaw. Tight, clean lips. Strong neck. A cracking front, stands on her toes the entire time. Lovely body proportions with a level topline. A strong backend and moves freely and with attitude. This junior will have a bright future and I look forward to seeing her again! My BEST BITCH and BEST IN SHOW for the day!
2nd Funnell’s POWERPACK ALURA FINVARRA JW
Feminine clean bitch with lovely proportions in head. Perfect ears set. Strong foreface with a clean expression. Well boned for this age. Very well angulated all over. Lovely front and feet. Short body with a level topline. Moves well.
3rd Raynsford & Stevens’ RAYNSTAFF DARK AND STORMY
Res Yates’ ELLCHANSHA HAPPY EVER AFTER
VHC Cooper’s FAIRLENIUM’S CANDY CANE
YEARLING BITCH (3)
1st Hoggard & Asfar’s LONEMOOR INION DE FOR ZAAGABULL
This is a top class bitch. It was very close between her and my winner. I love her proportions in head, strong but with a clean expression. Round dark eyes. Perfect bite. Top class front and neat feet, stands on her toes. Well boned and angulated all over. Short coupled. Gleaming coat. Moves with good effort, hard condition. Very well handled. I like this bitch a lot! RESERVE BEST BITCH
2nd Smith’s FENREE FAITH IN ME
This young bitch is also a lovely one. I want to see a bit more leg. She has a lovely clean head with a good stop. Perfect ears. Round, dark eyes. Straight front. Well angulated. Short coupled. Strong backend. Perfect tail set. Coat in good condition. Very well handled!
3rd Cooper’s FAIRLENIUM HAWKEYE
NOVICE BITCH (4, 2 abs)
1st Yates’ ELLCHANSHA HAPPY EVER AFTER
Lovely black brindle bitch with a clean head and expression. Correct ears, eyes and bite. Strong front. Good spring of ribs. Strong neck. Level topline. A bitch in great condition. Moves soundly and very well handled!
2nd Smith’s FENREE STEP FROM GRACE
Another nice black brindle bitch. Clean feminine head shape. Good ears. Tight lips, good underjaw. Correct bite. Strong front and good feet. Good proportions in body. Well angulated all over. Strong backend. Moves freely. Handled very well!
GRADUATE BITCH (5, 1 abs)
1st Gardner’s BALLINDONA FAB’U’LUSS FOR LABRASTAF
Brindle bitch up on her leg. Feminine head, tight lips. Perfect bite. Straight front. Well padded feet. Level topline. Moves soundly all over. Handled very well!
2nd Buchan’s HAPPYSTAFF COULD IT BE MAGIC
Strong bitch with good proportions in head. Short foreface. Could have wished for tighter lips. Lovely small rose ears. Round eyes. Well boned. Straight front. Strong backend. Well angulated all over. Coat in great condition. Moves freely!
3rd Cooper’s FAIRLENIUM HAWKEYE
Res Legate’s KIMSTAFF SARABI
POST GRADUATE BITCH (5)
1st Rowe & South’s ILLORI BOOTIE LUV
Brindle bitch of a good size. A strong head with good proportions. Tight clean lips. Strong underjaw. Powerful neck. Straight front. Well padded feet. Good spring of ribs. Level topline. Perfect tailset. Moves very well!
2nd Funnell’s LACKYLE OICHE EIRI FOR POWERPACK
Top size bitch with a lovely clean expression. Great feminine head shape. Perfect bite. Good ears. Lovely straight front with padded feet. Well angulated all over. Perfect topline. Great tailset. Coat in great condition! Moves soundly!
3rd Hobbs & Williams’ HAPPYSTAFF LAST TANGO
Res Yarham’s ENGLADIAN CAN’T BUY ME LOVE
VHC Thurston’s HAPPYSTAFF DANCING QUEEN
OPEN BITCH (7, 3 abs)
1st Anchor’s LONEMOOR INION REALTA
Black brindle bitch with feminine clean head. Short muzzled but not overdone. Good bite. Lovely straight front, neat feet. Good spring of ribs. Good balance in body. Strong backend. Very well handled!
2nd Rowe & South’s ILLORI BELIEVE IN ME JW
Brindle bitch of good size. Well distinct stop. Correct ears. Round eyes. Strong front. Good spring of ribs. Level topline. Very good backend. Moves freely. Good handling!
3rd Waters’ PRIDESTAFF’S HAPPY FEET AT ASHSTOCK
Res Hobbs & Williams’ HAPPYSTAFF LAST TANGO
VETERAN BITCH (4, 2abs)
1st Buchan’s ARAIDH CHERISH THE DAY
A veteran lady in a perfect condition. I love this type of bitch. A top class head with a good stop. Short foreface but with a clean expression. Lovely straight front with good feet. Very well angulated all over. Good spring of ribs. A level topline. Perfect tailset. Strong backend. Still moves with a great effort. Credit to owner and breeder, she is a first class Stafford! BEST VETERAN BITCH
2nd Funnell’s CH KEWAUNEE POCAHONTAS FOR POWERPACK JW
Another top class veteran bitch. A cracking head shape and lovely ear set. Strong foreface, tight lips. Super front and feet. Strong backend. In a very good condition. Very nice coat in great condition. Credit once again to owner and breeder, she is lovely!
Judge: JOHAN SANDSTROM (SANDSTAFF)
SPECIAL AWARD CLASSES
Firstly thank you to everyone at East Anglian SBTC for inviting me to judge your Special Award classes and for your hospitality, both my husband Dave and I were made very welcome by everyone.
Secondly a big thank you to all my exhibitors for entering today I had some lovely dogs to go over which made my day, thank you also to my able stewards Caroline and Robert.
SPECIAL AWARD PUPPY DOG OR BITCH 6 (4abs)
1st Cooper’s FAIRLENIUMS CANDY CANE White and red pied bitch of 10 months old, good head shape for a youngster, well defined stop, correct bite, darkest of eyes, straight front, enough brisket for age and good spring of rib, powerful back end, moved well up and down the mat.
2nd George & Gray’s MISUMISTAFF HAKOSUTA Black Brindle dog of 8 months old. I found it very difficult to assess this one as he wasn’t playing ball on the day. He would definitely benefit from some extra Ringcraft classes. From what I could see he had a nice head with dark eye, correct front and rear angulations, nice coat and moved OK when settled enough.
SPECIAL AWARD OPEN DOG 16 (5abs)
1st Williams’ ILLORI BACK CHAT Black Brindle dog, neat headpiece with correct bite, good stop with enough length of muzzle, neat ears. I really did like his expression, straight front, plenty of brisket and a nice spring of rib, neat feet, he was shown in lovely fit condition, a credit to his owner as this is something we can affect. He moved with drive holding his top line on the move and free stood square too.
2nd Fairhurst’s FAIRLENIUMS IRON MAN White with red eye patch dog, overall stronger than 1st place. Pleasing head shape not as defined as 1st although still correct, he has a good bite and nice ear shape and carriage, correct front and enough brisket, good spring of rib and another one with a powerful backend. The best mover of the day for me.
3rd Johnson’s ELLCHANSHA HOTSHOT
4th Fairhurst’s CH/BEL/DUT/LUX/INT CH FAIRLENIUMS SNOW PATROL JW, SHCM, DUT VET CH
VHC Woodward’s POWERPACK A TISKET A TASKET
SPECIAL AWARD OPEN BITCH 15 (1abs)
1st Anchor’s LONEMOOR INION REALTA Black brindle bitch with a lovely head, shape correct and not overdone in any way. Good bite neat well placed ears (when she used them) darkest of eyes, a true Stafford eye shape and colour, good strong front with enough brisket and well-muscled shoulders, ample spring of rib and strong rear quarters. She also moved very well holding her top line and freestanding foursquare. In the final line up she watched me and every time I looked she caught my eye, a lovely bitch.
2nd Funnell’s POWERPACK ALURA FINVARRA JW Black brindle bitch that I also liked a lot, lovely head and cracking expression, correct bite and ear set, straight front, nice shoulder angulations, good spring of rib, strong rear end, slightly longer and taller than 1st place though I am splitting hairs. She moved well and held her top line.
3rd Johnson’s ELLCHANSHA ONCE UPON A TIME
4th Gardner’s BALLINDONA FAB ‘U’ LUSS FOR LABRASTAF
VHC Buchan’s ARAIDH CHERISH THE DAY
Judge VICKI BUTLER (JOEMIKESTE)
RESERVE BEST BITCH:
Hoggard & Asfar’s LONEMOOR INION DE FOR ZAAGABULL
BEST PUPPY BITCH & BEST PUPPY IN SHOW:
Canavan’s BOLDSTOCK WHO’S BOVERED NOW
BEST PUPPY DOG & BEST OPPOSITE SEX PUPPY IN SHOW:
Cook’s AARUKABULLS CRACKER LAD
BEST VETERAN DOG & BEST VETERAN IN SHOW:
McFadyen’s ARAIDH JACQUES AU BOITE
BEST VETERAN BITCH & BEST OPPOSITE SEX VETERAN IN SHOW:
Buchan’s ARAIDH CHERISH THE DAY
RESERVE BEST DOG:
Woodward’s POWERPACK A TISKET A TASKET
GALLERY OF PLACE WINNERS