=Dominion Bullmastiff Club 2000 Championship Show.

 
Judge Mrs Elizabeth Gunter (Australia)
 
 
Puppy Dog
 
1st: Nascade In Command - Owner: A & A O'Connell
(Orarabull Jarrah (Imp. Aust.) x CH Oakcroft Natural Charm)
Well grown puppy, 6 months of age, moved well, good bone. Prefer a darker eye and a slightly smaller ear.
 
Junior Dog
 
1st: Kangala Willy Wonka (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: E Ravji
(Aust. CH Gameguard Arion (Aust.) x Aust. CH Kangala Johana O Oldwell (Aust.))
Young male with a very good head, won the class because of his correct head properties. Good size of nose, where some in the class had noses that were too small with pinched nostrils. Eye colour and shape good. I would prefer a  better topline and tailset.
 
2nd: Bulwaren TheBoyFromOz (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: C Lichtwark
(Aust. CH Blackslate's Boston Blend (Imp. USA) x Aust. CH Centaur Woomerah Dame (Aust.))
Brindle, not quite the strength of head or head proportions of the first dog.  He is a little downfaced and longer in the muzzle and also small in eye.  I would prefer more forechest.
 
3rd: CH Brookpark Playboy - Owner: J Manga
(Spruceberg Captain Nemo (Imp. Aust.) x Rangatira Misha)
Golden brindle, very nicely coloured dog. Just a little overtypical in the head for me. Ears are a little on the large size and nose is too small. Not the proportions of head of the first dog. Moved well.
 
Intermediate Dog
 
1st: CH Oakcroft Good Omen - Owner: L Storey & K & G Warren
(CH Vance Of Bullmanor x CH Oakcroft Quiet Tantrum)
Brindle dog, moved well, showed well. Good bone and substance. Just a little plain in head for me, I would prefer more work in the head and more bone under the eyes, but a typical, stylish dog nonetheless with a good temperament.
 
2nd: CH Blackmask Clancy - Owner: C Clarke
(CH Okarahia Marshall x CH Oakcroft Taz Connection)
Not the construction of the first dog, I would prefer a stronger rear overall. He has a good wide underjaw, but his eyes are too small, which affects expression, and his head is a little fleshy.
 
NZ Bred Dog
 
1st: CH Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee - Owner: J Neilson
(Am. Can., & Intl. CH Willowwoods Barb'eric Mufasa CROM (USA) x Am., Can., Intl. CH Cross's Splash Of Brandy (Imp. USA))
Correct type of this dog caught my eye immediately. A very good head, well balanced muzzle to skull, correct expression with a good eye. Very good front, with chest well let down, good bone. Well proportioned body, with good spring of rib. Correct angulation, moved with purpose.
 
2nd: Nascade Almos Fire - Owner: H McCulloch & L Kellett
(NZ CH Powerbulmas Mobie Obargo (Imp. Aust.) x CH Oakcroft Natural Charm)
Not the head proportions of the first dog. Lacks the strength in muzzle. Good body and bone and a good temperament. I would like a little more length of second thigh.
 
Open Dog
 
1st: CH Kugel Made In The USA - Owner: C Lichtwark
(Am. Can., & Intl. CH Willowwoods Barb'eric Mufasa CROM (USA) x Am., Can., Intl. CH Cross's Splash Of Brandy (Imp. USA))
Excellent type, well performed dog. Good bone. Angulation correct. Very good head, but the eyes are a little close set, which affects his expression. I would like a little more breadth to the muzzle to balance the size of the head overall. A very good bodied dog, good depth of chest and spring of rib. moved well, strong hindquarters which he uses well.
 
2nd: CH Brookpark Sergeant Solo - Owner: R Dalglish
(Spruceberg Captain Nemo (Imp. Aust.) x Rangatira Misha)
Not the size of head overall as the first dog, lacks in strength of muzzle, and his eyes are a little on the large and full side. I would like more angulation front and rear and slightly higher set tail. Excellent temperament.
 
 
Challenge Dog: CH Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee
Won on his overall head type, better balanced muzzle to skull, strength of muzzle in proportion to skull. I preferred this dog's expression and his width of underjaw.
 
Reserve Challenge: CH Kugel Made In The USA
Both quality dogs of excellent type.
 
 
Baby Puppy Bitch
 
1st: Blackmask Tahi - Owner: C Clarke
(CH Okarahia Marshall x Siriusta Lyra)
Preferred this bitch for overall bone and substance at this stage. Slightly stronger in muzzle. My only concern is her pasterns, which are a little long and weak at this stage.
 
2nd: Castlecliff Joan Of Ark - Owner: T Locke
(CH Brookpark Playboy x Rangatira Whiti Tonga)
Still a little unsure on the lead, but enjoying herself. I would like more strength in the muzzle and more substance overall.
 
Puppy Bitch
 
1st: Nascade Maiden Image - Owner: H McCulloch
(Orarabull Jarrah (Imp. Aust.) x CH Oakcroft Natural Charm)
A quality puppy who caught my eye, correct type. Although she is only six months old, she has good bone and substance. Solid, strong young bitch with good depth and strength of body. Very good head type. Excellent temperament.
 
2nd: Opalguard Chrystal (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: C Clarke
(Aust. CH Pryderi Glyndwr (Imp. UK) x Aust. CH Opalguard Blondie (Aust.))
Lighter bitch, quite nicely made, but not the strength of muzzle of the first bitch. Young and growing but a little leggier than the first bitch at this stage, not quite the strength of body, I would like a shorter loin. Very good temperament.
 
3rd: Kangala Erin (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: E Ravji
(Kangala Apollo Of Oldwell (Aust.) x Aust. CH Kangala Johana O Oldwell (Aust.))
Being a little naughty on the day, not co-operating on the lead for her handler, but a very good temperament non the less. Not quite the strength in muzzle of the first bitch, nor the body and substance. Like more length in the upper arm and also a slightly shorter loin.
 
Junior Bitch
 
1st: Kugel Kelly Brown - Owner: C Lichtwark
(NZ CH Centaur Bara Of The Bush (Imp. Aust.) x Am., Can., Intl. CH Cross's Splash Of Brandy (Imp. USA))
Preferred this bitch for her overall depth and strength of body and angulation. Moved well. Good bone. Correct head type overall, her ears are a little on the big side and I would like a darker eye.
 
2nd: NZ CH Murbisa Kiri (Imp. UK) - Owner: J Neilson
(Murbisa Red Thunder (UK) x Bunsoro Nutmeg Of Murbisa (UK))
A plainer headed bitch, I would like more strength in the muzzle and more bone under the eyes. She has a good body, but lacked strength in the rear on the move.
 
Intermediate Bitch
 
1st: Grasslock Stella Polaris (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: C Clarke
(Eng. CH Dixson Of The Green (UK) x Aust. CH Grasslock Jaz Bullah (Aust.))
Lighter type of bitch in body than I would prefer, I would like more width in the chest. But overall quite a good type for the class, which was very mixed. Quite good head type, although I would like more strength in the muzzle.
 
2nd: Ironside Wild Indian (Imp. USA) - Owner: L & E Rata
(Oakridge Theo The Red Baron (USA) x Blackslate Mighty Aphrodite (USA))
A very attractive bitch, and handled very well. A lot to like with this bitch. A slightly smaller head overall and small eye, a little long in muzzle. A good bodied bitch who moved well. I preferred the head proportions and construction on the first bitch.
 
3rd: CH Castlecliff Matriarch - Owner: R Dalglish
(Aust. & NZ CH Runderkraal Big John (Imp. Aust.) x Rangatira Whiti Tonga)
A strong bitch, but she lacked femininity. Plain headed bitch, and a little long in muzzle. I would like more work in the muzzle. I would like more legnth of upperarm, but she is a strong and typical bitch overall.
 
NZ Bred Bitch
 
1st: CH Kugel Saucy Spice - Owner: C Lichtwark
(NZ CH Centaur Bara Of The Bush (Imp. Aust.) x Am., Can., Intl. CH Cross's Splash Of Brandy (Imp. USA))
Correct type and won the class on overall type and head type. She has a well constructed head, balanced muzzle to skull, with good strength of muzzle. A strong bodied bitch with good depth and ribbing. Good bone. Moved well.
 
2nd: Nascade Silhouette - Owner: Lovett
(NZ CH Powerbulmas Mobie Obargo (Imp. Aust.) x CH Oakcroft Natural Charm)
A lighter bitch overall, both in head and body. Needs more strength in the rear, hindquarter movement not her fortune. I would prefer more strength in the muzzle and a bigger head overall.
 
Open Bitch
 
1st: CH Blazon Causin Chaos - Owner: J Neilson
(Aust. CH Powerbulmas Mobie Obargo (Imp. Aust.) x Blazon Leatha N Lace)
This bitch really did not want to be here. Typical bitch with a good body, she moved well. I would prefer a slightly bigger head overall, with more strength in skull.
 
Challenge Bitch: CH Kugel Saucy Spice
Although the young bitch caught my eye, this bitch had to win on maturity and overall type.
 
Reserve Challenge: Nascade Maiden Image
A very promising young bitch, still a little loose. Good head properties, her time will come.
  
  
Best Exhibit In Show: Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee
 
Runner Up To Best Exhibit In Show: CH Kugel Saucy Spice
 
Baby Puppy In Show: Blackmask Tahi
Puppy In Show: Nascade Maiden Image
Junior In Show: CH Kugel Kelly Brown
Intermediate In Show: CH Oakcroft Good Omen
NZ Bred In Show: Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee
Open In Show: CH Kugel Made In The USA
 
 

I thank the club for the opportunity to judge one of my favourite breeds, and I thank the exhibitors for making my day a most enjoyable one. The KIWI hospitality was as always...... wonderful.

I found the type overall better than I found before at times, on previous visits to NZ, which augers well for the breed, but I was very concerned in a couple of areas.

Firstly, and I think very importantly, the size of the noses, a most important feature from a health point of view. There were a number of dogs with small noses and pinched nostrils, this worried me, and I penalised those dogs. This breed MUST have a BIG nose with well open nostrils.

Secondly, small eyes, these spoil expression, and a number of dogs failed in this area.

Some dogs lacked the size of head overall so necessary in a correct Bullmastiff, and the mouths on some dogs were too undershot. Simply because the standard allows an undershot mouth should not be taken as desirable. Very few dogs had the correct bite and the desired wide underjaw. Overall movement was good, and the temperaments excellent.

Elizabeth M Gunter.

 
Stakes
 
Best Head Dog
 
1st: Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee - Owner: J Neilson
2nd: Kangala Willy Wonka (Imp. Aust.)- Owner: E Ravji
3rd: Nascade Almos Fire - Owner: H McCulloch & L Kellett
 
Best Head Bitch
 
1st: NZ CH Murbisa Kiri (Imp. UK) - Owner: J Neilson
2nd: Ironside Wild Indian (Imp. USA) Owner: E & L Rata
3rd: Nascade Silhouette - Owner: Lovett
 
Best Body Dog
 
1st: Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee - Owner: J Neilson
2nd: CH Kingscrest Nimbustorm - Owner: D Goble
3rd: CH Brookpark Sergeant Solo - Owner: R Dalglish
 
Best Body Bitch
 
1st: Ironside Wild Indian (Imp. USA) - Owner: L & E Rata
2nd:  NZ CH Murbisa Kiri (Imp. UK) - Owner: J Neilson
3rd: CH Castlecliff Matriarch - Owner: R Dalglish
 
Best Red
 
1st: Blackmask Tahi - Owner: C Clarke
 
Best Fawn
 
1st: Nascade Maiden Image - Owner: H McCulloch
2nd: Kangala Willy Wonka (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: E Ravji
3rd: Nascade In Command - Owner: A & A O'Connell
 
Best Brindle
 
1st: CH Brookpark Playboy - Owner: J Manga
2nd: NZ CH Murbisa Kiri (Imp. UK) - Owner: J Neilson
 
Best Mover
 
1st: Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee - Owner: J Neilson
2nd: Ironside Wild Indian (Imp. USA) - Owner: E & L Rata
3rd: CH Castlecliff Matriarch - Owner: R Dalglish
 
Best Chest
 
1st: Kugel Barberic Robt E Lee - Owner: J Neilson
2nd: CH Brookpark Sergeant Solo - Owner: R Dalglish
3rd: CH Castlecliff Matriarch - Owner: R Dalglish
 
Best Import
 
1st: Kangala Willy Wonka (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: E Ravji
2nd: NZ CH Murbisa Kiri (Imp. UK) - Owner: J Neilson
3rd: Grasslock Stella Polaris AI (Imp. Aust.) - Owner: C Clarke
 
Best Handler
 
1st: E Rata
2nd: K Macrae
 
Best Veteran
 
1st: CH Ruarangatira Cricket - Owner: T Locke
 
 
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