Northern Portuguese Podengo Association Open Show6th October 2013
PD (1) 1. Bailey’s Coalacre Bithisarea at Bryndingo, confident youngster performing well for his handler.
Excellent shape of skull, dark pigmentation, large mobile ears used well. Correct tail carriage, held on the move. Moved enthusiastically
around the ring using well-muscled hindquarters. Slightly long in body. Awarded best puppy on movement in the final challenge.
(1) 1. Wedge’s Stormwitch
Macademia at Rioccajen, 14 months of correct proportions and excellent topline, good lay of shoulder and correct angulations
front and rear, wedge shaped skull with well set, mobile ears. Seemed slightly unsettled today so not using ears or tail to
his advantage. Moved well.
YD (1) 1. Caldermist
Cascais, smart young man, correct proportions, strongly held topline, well muscled, straight front, correct angulation both
front and rear, good lay of shoulder, excellent tight feet. Correct wedge shaped skull with large ears, mobile and used well.
Confident mover. Best Smooth
LD (2) 1. Tomlinson’s Readwald Muddy Waters.
Super cheeky temperament and best beard of the day! Wedge shaped skull, using ears well. Front legs slightly short. Gained
his first place on energetic, sound movement. 2. Watts’ Caldermist Casanova, Slightly wary and not using ears well.
Smaller skull but correct shape. Correct angulation front and rear. Excellent muscle tone. Front movement let him down.
OD (4, 1a) 1. Peddar’s IR.CH. Nashnall Bandido
at Caldermist. A dog I have admired and awarded highly before. Showing his socks off as usual and enjoying
his day. Excellent shape of skull, wise eyes, used ears throughout. Excellent topline, correct tail carriage.
Well muscled hindquarters, tight feet. Drove well around the ring. BD RBIS BOS 2. Dunning’s
Sovil Do Vale Do Cutileiro at Anjuskar, missing his usual handler today so not performing at his best and holding tail down,
finer skull but correct, lovely big ears set correctly and used well, excellent angulations front and rear, tight feet, lovely
muscle tone. Wonderful free driving movement which gained him second place. 3. Curtis’ NL.CH. Arranbourne Dourado at
VD (2,1a) 1.Segui’s Arranbourne Amoroso. Another of my favourite boys – can’t
believe he is now a veteran. Happy, confident temperament. Super dark pigmentation. Correct skull shape framed by large ears
used all the time. Straight front, correct angulations and good lay of shoulder, tight feet. Confident, steady movement. Just
lost out to his sister for Best Veteran. RBD
1a) 1. Peddar’s IR.CH. Nashnall Bandido at Caldermist
1. Bellenie’s Belfus Adelina, cheeky little madam, playing up her handler today, smaller type, pretty head, large mobile
ears, correct tail carriage, well laid shoulders. Saw enough settled movement to award first. 2. Boyles’ Coalacre Gabriela
at Bleyos, larger type and slightly less feminine than 1st, correct skull shape with good use of ears. Straight topline spoilt
by tail carriage touching back, well-muscled hindquarters, neat tight feet. Confident, driving movement.
JB (2, 1a) 1. Watts Caldermist Carina. This is the one I would have taken home today. Her shape filled my eye,
her face and expression adorable. Finer head but correct skull shape with huge mobile ears. Topline held well, tail held correctly
throughout. Good lay of shoulders, correct angulations front and rear. Lovely feet. Moved well straight and true and this
helped her to top honours. Lacked some confidence at times. Her handler must work hard to improve her technique to
show off this beautiful bitch to her best advantage. BB BIS Best Wire
YB (3) 1. Bellenie’s Garthfield Phoenix at Belfus, excellent temperament, feminine head, mobile ears,
beautiful long neck, straight topline with correctly held tail used well, moved well. Elegant. RBB 2. Pedder’s
Dapri Do Vale Do Cutileiro Da Caldermist, another happy confident girl, correct skull shape, smaller ears but mobile and used
well, good lay of shoulder, hind movement a little close and front turning out, well-schooled and working with handler. 3.
Watts’ Caldermist Catalina
PGB (2) 1. Fletcher
and Peddar’s Caldermist Camelia, confident girl, correctly proportioned skull, large mobile ears, excellent topline,
not so happy with tail set but overall the good points outweighed this, correct angulations front and rear, well-muscled,
drove well around the ring. 2. Watts’ Jevi Do Vale Do Cuitleiro, a little reluctant today so ears held down and did
not show herself off to her advantage, pretty feminine head, good topline and tail carriage, tight feet, moved well.
LB (6, 2a) 1. Startup’s Plushcourt Gilded, larger bitch but correctly proportioned, good wedge shaped
head with lovely big and mobile ears. Correct tailset and carriage. Slight arch to topline but strong well-muscled body enabling
her to drive around the ring. 2. Segui’s Vale Do Vale Do Cutleiro Da Arranbourne, looking very well after her recent
maternal duties. Nose and eye pigmentation so pretty. Feminine head of correct wedge shape, used her ears well, excellent
topline, correctly angulated quarters, tight feet. Moved very well. 3. Dunning’s Anjuskar Amalia
OB (6,2a) 1. Pearson’s Nashnall Adriana, lovely
happy temperament, feminine elegant bitch with correct head shape, used ears well. Straight topline leading into correct tail
carriage. Good angulation front and rear enabling her to be the best and truest mover in the class. 2.Startup’s Plushcourt
Gift Wrapped, confident little bitch, good head shape with large mobile ears, correct topline with good tail carriage, well
angulated front and rear and well-muscled. Moved very well just not as balanced as one. 3. Curtis’ NL CH Arranbourne
Delicia at Stormwitch
VB (5,1a) 1. Segui’s Arranbourne Adiante This
bitch gets better and better as she ages. Looking super today. Fantastic temperament. Correctly proportioned
skull with large and mobile ears. Good tailset and carriage and used well. Correctly angulated quarters front and rear which
made her the best mover in the class and one of the best of the day. BVIS 2. Pearson’s Plushcourt Sarda
at Nashnall Pretty bitch. Smaller very feminine head with elegant neck. Correctly set on ears used well
giving great Podengo expression, moved well with correctly held tail. 3. Pedder’s IR CH Nashnall Aldina at Caldermist.
GCB (3, 1a) 1. Pedder’s IR CH Nashnall Aldina
at Caldermist, such a super character, great to see her out today. Feminine head, using her ears well. Topline not her fortune
and carrying some extra weight, used tail well. Tight feet and good angulations front and rear. Moved enthusiastically at
one with handler. 2. Boyles’ IR CH Nashnall Clara at Bleyos, lovely temperament, using ears well, good straight topline,
well muscled quarters, keen to work for her handler as she moved around the ring but lost out to one on hind movement.
Brace (3, 1a) 1. Curtis’ Brace. Well matched pair, moving beautifully
together. Handler able to bring out the best of both dogs. 2. Bellenie’s Brace, two pretty bitches, lost out on first
place due to less confident movement. I’m sure that their talented young handler will develop the technique required
for this class.
6-11 Years -- No Entries
12 - 16 Years 1 (0)
1st Jazmin Bellenie.
I have watched the progress of this young lady since she first started handling and her progress has been exceptional.
Unfortunately, she had no opposition today, but it did not stop her from pulling out all the stops, handling a very young
Podengo that was not totally au fait with the requirements of a perfectly behaved dog in the handling ring. Her lines were
perfectly straight at all times. Turns were extremely sharp and accurate.
Whenever I repositioned myself, she was totally
aware and never came between dog and myself. Her return for presentation was correct, which showed me how much she had learnt
On the table, the dog was a little unsettled at first, but she soon gained control in a very sympathetic,
but firm manner. She answered a difficult question correctly, working out the answer in spite of not knowing by heart the
answer. Any parts of the dogs body that I displaced was immediately corrected by her.
I was extremely impressed by this
young lady, and I am sure she will go far, both in her handling classes and in general competition.