Welsh and West of England Bullmastiff Society
Champ Show May 2012
Judge: Mr Clive Smith
I would like to thank the officers, committee, stewards and
exhibitors for a thoroughly enjoyable day. The sun shone, the rain
stopped and the atmosphere at the show was excellent. I was
fortunate to have 116 entries to choose from and I enjoyed every
minute. I do not subscribe to those that suggest the Bullmastiff
breed is in decline. I was particularly encouraged by the quality of
the younger Bullmastiffs with some super young pups and Juniors
that, in my opinion, are at good if not better than I have seen in
many years and I was more than pleased with my principal winners who
I feel have the quality to more than hold their own at Group level
in any general Championship Sow. A look at the final line up in both
dog and bitches shows that we have some fine examples of the breed
with some excellent prospects bursting through.
VD. 1. White's,
Murbisa Rocky of Allwatcha. 9 and a half years old dark brindle dog
in lovely condition. His coat gleamed. Correct proportions, good
bone. Moved around the ring like a dog half his age. A credit to his
MPD. 1. Moseley's, Shadowguard Evolved. 7 months old
quality red youngster. Excellent head proportions, dark eye and good
ear placement. Ample bone. Strong front. Good lay of shoulders. Good
rear angulation and bend of stifle. A fine young prospect.
2. Richards and Crawford's, Shadowguard Havoc. Another quality
youngster. Litter brother to winner and slightly bigger. Fawn dog.
Good square head with correct proportions with all the qualities of
winner. Clearly enjoyed himself but lacked a little bit of ring
craft, otherwise nothing to choose between them.
3. Williams and Pratt's, Optimus Harlem.
PD. 1. Myers', Old Manila's Whiskey Mac for Optimus. 10 months old top
quality fawn dog. Dark eye, square head, good ear carriage. Strong front,
plenty of bone and well up to size.Even topline leading to strongly built
well angulated hindquarters.Would have preferred him slightly shorter
back but really moved well for such a young boy. I'm sure this is one
watch. Happy to award BPIS
2. McGroarty and Wallace's, Ardhub Omigosh. 10 months old red dog
smaller than winner but of good substance. Nice square head. Short back.
Strong hindquarters. Well angulated and moved with purpose. Would have
preferred a bit more muzzle length.
3. Foster's,Lareto of Letui.
JD. 1. Garforth's, Moobull Lasting Legacy. Just over 12 months old clear
Strong head complimented with nice dark muzzle. Strong straight front.
rear angulation, width of flank and a high tail set. Still up at the
back but I
expect him to level up as he matures. A very nice Junior.
2. Morgan's, Tiraslee Jacksonville. 13 months old fawn. Smaller than
Good strong square head. Good reach of neck. Strong straight front. Compact.
Moved positively and freely. Bit out of coat.
3. Lynch's,Lynchspride Maximus Mateo.
DEBUT D 1. McDougall's, Saturnsprings Ankaa. 23 months old red of good
and substance. Stong square head, well set ear carriage. Good arch of
well set shoulders. Deep broad chest. Good topline and tail set. Strong
hindquarters with a pleasing profile. A really nice balanced dog that
well and moved around the ring with purpose. Pleased to give him RCC.
2. Foster's, Lareto of Letui.
SYD 1. Slater's, Chalfs Mr Bubbalove. Quality brindle with a good square
and strong square muzzle, almond shaped dark eye. Good lay of shoulder
spring of rib. Muscular hindquarters with good rear angulation which he
well on the move as he moved freely around the ring.
2.Cole's, Licassa Kublia Khan of Alwencourt. Fawn boy. Strong square head.
Nice front. Compact in the body. Muscular hindquarters with good rear
angulation. Moved well. Very little to split first and second. I liked
3. Mangat's, Chalfs Nenru of Nehrani.
PGD. 1. Thomas's, Phoria's Hades. Brindle. Good strong square head of
correct proportions, correct ear carriage. Strong straight front.Good
spring of rib.
Good strong hindquarters. Correct tail set but a tad short. Moved well.
LD. 1. Simpson's, Pleats Apolo the Son. Red boy. Nicely proportioned and
balanced with a pleasing square head, good mouth with good width of muzzle.
Good lay of shoulder. Strong straight front. Well let down chest with
spring of rib. Even topline. Moved ok.
2. Warren, Singleton and Wright's, French Lover Des Hauts de Gaumont of
Copperfield. Red dog larger than winner with a strong square head, dark
shaped eye, broad muzzle and well filled cheeks. Deep broad chest and
bone. Good spring of rib and powerful hindquarters. Topline not as good
3. Baines's, Torryabloom Northern Light.
OD. 1. McGroaty's, Ch. Ardhub Shuda Been Black. For me the outstanding
of the show. Red dog in top show condition. Powerfully built and symmetrical,
yet balanced. Excellent square head, level bite with good dentition and
wide underjaw, well filled cheeks. Powerful neck leading to good lay of
shoulders. Strong straight front. Level topline. Compact n the body and
well let down chest
with good spring of rib. Muscular strong rear quarters with correct angulation.
really drove off the back legs and I couldn't fault the movement. Pleased
CC and BOB.
2, Stockman's, Ch. Arrancraig the Bruce at Trebrad. Another quality red
Strong square head, dark eye, good pigment and great expression. Good
bone and substance with a broad deep chest. Nice spring of rib and well
hindquarters although not quite the angulation of winner. Moved very well.
3. Tottle's, Enmore the Dictator for Totbull.
VB. 1. Warren and Singleton's, Wonderbulls Accroche-Voeur of Copperfield.
8 year old with good head, mouth and strong front. Plenty of rear angulation.
Moved really well for her age. A credit to her owners.
2. Bown and Wilfort's, Sundabish Lady La Roux. 8 years old red. Good head
front. Another free moving veteran and a joy to watch.
MPB. 1. Warren and Singleton's, Optimus Alcia of Copperfield. I loved
brindle bitch. Not the tallest but at 6 months old she has lots of time
to grow. She
has the most wonderful shape, lovely square head and muzzle, dark eye,
correct ear carriage and a beautiful expression. Good shoulders and a
broad deep chest. Perhaps
a tad too much white on her chest but a minor point nevertheless.Compact
body. Good level topline and excellent hindquarters and tail set. Moved
well for a
baby. This really is one to watch for the future. A close call for BPIS
but pleased to award RBPIS.
2. McGroarty's, Ardhub She's It'n a Bit. 7 months old quality red youngster.
Excellent head proportions, dark eye and good ear placement. Ample bone.
Strong front. Good
lay of shoulders. Good rear angulation and bend of stifle. Moved well.
Outshone on the day by winner but I'm sure this pup will do her share
3.Slater's, Ardhub About the Girl with Chalfs.
PB. 1. Self's, Sparkling Dream. Fawn girl 11 months old. Well up to size
bone and substance. Strong head and muzzle with a good front. Chest deep
broad. Good spring of rib with powerful hindquarters and good rear angulation.
2. Self's, Truly Scrumptious. Clear fawn girl and litter sister to winner.
Like two peas
in a pod with little or nothing to split them. If I'm being picky, perhaps
a little bit less substance then winner.
3. McGroarty's, Ardhub Fancy a Fumble.
JB. 1. Colliass's, Oldwell Eclipse. Quality Junior of 17 months. I liked
this one a lot.
Good strong square head, nice expression. Good shoulder lay and overall
and substance.Strong hindquarters. Moved well. Has great potential.
2. Cole's, Alwencourt Wild Rose. Elegant bitch. Nicely proportioned square
set ear carriage and lovely expression. Well arched neck and a good lay
Well developed hindquarters. Unlucky to come second in what was a very
strong, high quality class.
3. Crook and Gamble's, Achatesbay Miss Venus.
SYB. 1. Slater's, Chalfs Miss Chevious. Good head shape, pigment, mouth
and nice dark eye. Well balanced body. Good rear angulation. Moved really
well. Was a pleasure to
2. Trim's, Eternalpride Diorissimo. Powerfully built red bitch. Good pigmentation,
dark eye with good width and depth of chest. Strong straight front and
well muscled. Moved well holding her topline.
3. Baines's, Torreyabloom It's No Joke.
PGB. 1. Slater's, Chalfs Victoria's Secret. Red girl and litter sister
to SYD winner and
SYB winner which is a credit to the breeder in breeding such consistency.
Well proportioned head, good pigment,dark almond shaped eye giving a lovely
expression. Straight front with good bone. Well let down chest. Good spring
of rib and compact
with a powerful rear. Moved well. Great potential.
2. Young's,Cafrajam's Destiny. Nice red bitch with strong head type, dark
correct ear carriage. Good arch of neck and good lay of shoulder. Even
back. Hindquarters well muscled but not as strong in movement as winner.
3. Owen's, Snetts Ruby Enchantment.
LB. 1. McGroarty's, Ardhub Black is Back. Powerfully built brindle.Large
square head, correct ear carriage, super mouth. Well arched neck with a
broad deep chest and
good bone. Good shoulder lay, an even topline and compact in body. Correct
set with powerful well angulated hindquarters and moved well. Pushed hard
for top honours.
2. White's, Jaynos English Rose of Allwatcha. Brindle with a super head
of correct proprortions and lovely expression. Good shoulder placement.
Level topline. Good
spring of rib, ample bone. Very elegant bitch. Moved really well.
3. Thomas's, Heriol Just the Ticket.
OB. 1. Bown and Wilfort's, Sundabish Suzi Wong. Elegant red girl of excellent
quality. Good head, ear carriage and strong muzzle. Good arch of neck with
excellent lay of shoulder. Good spring of rib. Well let down chest with
good forefront. Powerful
hindquarters with good bend of stifle and width of flank. Excellent rear
angulation. Movement was very good indeed with drive off the back legs
and great extension in
the shoulder. Pleased to award CC and RBIS.
2. Myers', Optimus Scarlett. Excellent brindle bitch and mother to Minor
Puppy bitch winner. Lovely square shape with a broad square head and muzzle,
deeep set dark
eyes and correct ear carriage giving a wonderful expression. A good arch
strong straight front. Good spring of rib. Level topline. Muscular hindquarters
correct angulation. Moved well. Came close to CC but pleased to award RCC.
3. Baines's, Jessy Jack Bodelicious Girl from
Clive Smith (Jalanath)