I was delighted to be invited to judge BIS as a very long time member of this club. The weather was damp at first but thankfully managed to clear up for my judging in the afternoon so we could judge outside, after a super lunch. Thank you to the committee for your hospitality at a lovely show..

AV MINIATURE VETERAN (5) 1 Burge & Rossiter’s Rafthouse Rainbows End at Creekpit (Sh CM) miniature long haired bitch of nearly 9.sweet head and good eye. Super keel and ribbing and a very good topline which she retained on the move. Strong hindquarters, she moved with good drive. 2 Reed’s Deercroft Devotion M/S Sweet red with a nice head and eye, Good construction throughout, close contender in the class, just moved rather wide behind.Not quite the drive in front of the winner. 3. Burge & Rossiter’s Barok Bellerania at Creekpit M/S.

AV STANDARD VETERAN. (8) 2 Abs. 1 Sutton’s Damai Master Benedict (Sh CM) L/H black and tan 8 year old in tip top condition.. He has a super head and front with excellent tight feet. Wonderful clean dentition sadly lacking in some. Excellent topline.Well ribbed. Very strong behind. Moved very well.Best Veteran in Show. 2.Gibson’s Allfreys Ursula W/H. Nice 8 year old bitch of excellent size. Sweet head, good front and plenty of keel. Good coat on body if a little soft on legs and forechest. Good topline, Moved very well . 3 Munro’s Lankelly Just Jasmione for Stornum W/H.

BEST IN SHOW. Rollinson’s Bystock Double O Seven at Nosinllor.Wire Haired 3 year old of super size and outline that I have judged before as a very raw young dog. He has matured very well. Lovely head and super front and keel. Excellent harsh jacket. Good feet. Strong neck and ribbing with strong hindquarters Moved with great drive retaining his topline. Reserve Best in Show. Ellis’ Tealby Red Between the Lines. S/H I have awareded this young red male a Reserve CC. Super head and eye. Excellent topline and shoulders with plenty of keel. Good tight feet. Strong hindquarters which he uses well. A lovely dog and strong contender but finally not quite the free movement in front of my BIS

BPIS. Higgins’ Leveliss Saucy Sailor,, Lovely 6 month old black and tan Standard Smooth baby. A delight to go over him. Gorgeous puppy with a lovely head and eye.. Good neck , shoulders and plenty of keel . Strong bone and tight feet. Well ribbed and strong in hindquarters.. He showed off the whole time. Must have a bright future.. Reserve Best Puppy in Show. Billinghurst’s Drakesleat Scent Sueall for Jiljac. M/W. A very naughty but nice 11 month bitch with a super head and neck. Good shoulders and feet. Well made throughout with good ribcage. Correct wire coat, very strong correct hind angulation. Moved well when she settled, playing up her handler. But I forgave her for her excellent type and construction.

AV AUDREY BISHOP MEMORIAL STAKES PUPPY (5) 3 abs. . I. Gibson’s Allfreys Greta Garbo. 11 month old standard wire with a nice head and neck with plenty of keel. Good feet. Lovely for size. Well ribbed and strong in topline. Correct hindquarters with parallel hocks. Moved quite well.. …2 Mosiarto Masterpiece. Nicely headed miniature smooth. Did not really want to be here.

ELIZABETH HEESOM MEMORIAL STAKES OPEN (6) 2 abs. 1.Damai Master Benedict my best Veteran. 2 Reed’s . Cedax Octavia Surprise for Deercroft JW. Blacka nd tan miniature smooth. Plenty of keel, well ribbed good hindquarters. 3 Wood’s Rogermardax Jack Spratt. L/H

AV SPECIAL BEGINNERS. (8) 4 ABS. 1. Wood’s Rogermardax Jack Spratt. Red L/H my 3rd in Open Stakes. Nicely made and well ribbed and good feet. Super coat and condition. Would like a slightly more elegant head and neck. Moved out well. 2 Bourne’s Yaapeet SaskiaBlack/tan M/S Sweet head. Sufficient keel. Good feet. Well ribbed nice outline moved quite well. 3 West’s Yewlitt Dina to Archiedex. M/S

AV Post Graduate (7) 4 abs. 1 Rogermardax Jack Spratt. 2. Sutton’s Lillymai Flower by Damai. L/H Black and tan 2 year old Nice head and keel in good coat but hindquarters fell away and not the strength in stride in front of the winner. 3 Oakley & Pearson’s Ardenrun Serena. M/S

AV OPEN (2) 1 abs. 1 Rogermardex Senor Dougal. L/H Black and tan 23 month dog Nice head and keel would prefer longer ribcage. Moved out OK.

Vivien Phillips