Judging

Sunday 9th September 2018

 Judging My Beloved Breed - The Tibetan Terrier
Thank you to the Committee and my lovely Ring Stewards for keeping me on track with courtesy and good humour

Class 1782 OB (7 - 2)
1
Tempest’s Shadeacre Fly The Flag For Alilah - A 2½ year old black of such breed type and quality she caught my eye immediately.  Her correctly proportioned head had such classic expression, with her well-developed lower jaw giving the resolute expression often missing.  Her large round dark eyes, peeping from under a beautiful headpiece drew me in.  She was well balanced, and of good size and shape, and stood on round flat feet, supporting good bone and strength of muscle.  Enough neck, excellent lay of shoulder, tight elbows, level topline with just the right arch and strength of loin, sporting the correct tail-set, correct turn of stifle and low set hocks.  She was presented in excellent double coat of the best texture, and moved freely with style and soundness.  She never put a foot wrong and earned her CC and BOB with ease. 


Class 1779 JB (7 - 0)
1
Erskine-Jones’ Unohoo La La Land - Sable sixteen month lady so balanced and typical I was taken with her from the time she entered the ring, with a beautiful feminine head of correct ratio and expression, and such gorgeous dark melting eyes.  She was sturdy and well-muscled throughout, well ribbed back with good depth, tight elbows and good lay of shoulders into level topline with correct tail-set, encased in a beautiful coat of correct texture, presented to perfection.  Her angulations were so that she moved with enviable freedom and style, covering the ground easily with excellent reach and drive.  She pushed my CC winner hard and I awarded her RCC.

Class 1773 LD (6 - 0)
1
Guziolek's Boshanti Neville - 2½ year old sable that caught my eye on entering the ring, and he did not disappoint, as what I saw with my eyes I felt with my hands.  Although up to size he showed no coarseness.   I loved his masculine head of excellent proportions, and beautiful eyes, carried atop the strong neck leading to well laid shoulders.  He was so square and commanding in stance, with sturdy body, tight elbows, level topline, and strong loin, excellent tail-set and such strength of muscle.  His movement was effortless with good reach and drive, holding his virtues on the move. I felt no hesitation in awarding him the CC. 


Unfortunately I don't have photographs of my reserves, or the other class winners, except Best Puppy and my choice for PGB

 

Class 1774 OD (7 - 0)
1 Stuckbury Incalux Perchance To Dream About Kutula JW Sh.CM. - This three year old black was very typical of our breed, with no exaggerations evident.  His strong masculine head and expression, was set well on strong neck, level topline, tight elbows, slight rise over loin, and complimented by an excellent tail-set.  I was impressed with his condition and muscle, as I was with his presentation of coat and texture.  He held his square outline, and was stylish on the move.  I was pleased to give him the
RCC. 






Please See Full Critiques
Below



Class 1777 MPB (10 - 1)
1
James’ Waterley Partypiece - What can I say about this little madam as she caught me hook line and sinker the minute she put her first foot inside the ring, and at barely six months just earning her right to be there.  She was so balanced and had everything in correct proportions.    Such a stylish black and white girl with ultra-feminine head and expressive eyes, she screamed at me to watch her move, and move she did with such an attitude; she could not be denied first place and BP. 

Class 1780 PGB (11 - 2)
1
Hindle's Abelenus Lil Rayna Sunshine - Gold and white 20 month’s old of good balance and type.  Up to size but retains femininity and shows no coarseness.   She carries the correct head with excellent pigment and round dark eyes.  Her strong medium neck flows into well laid shoulders, and has tight elbows and good spring of rib with depth.  Her topline, turn of stifle and low set hocks are also correct, and she carries a beautiful coat of correct texture.  If I am being picky, I would like a little less of her, but her square profile, and freedom of movement, which was a pleasure to watch, would not let me deny her the class win.

My sincere thanks to Mr Ronald W James, Mrs Hilary Male and all committee members of Richmond Dog Show Society, for the kind invitation and opportunity to judge my breed, and to both my stewards for keeping the ring running so efficiently with courtesy and good humour, ensuring my experience in the ring was very pleasant.  I was delighted with my entry and especially the puppies, many showing great promise, with their breeders thus ensuring the future of the Tibetan Terrier.  I thoroughly enjoyed the appointment and found it extremely interesting and pleasurable. All of the exhibitors, without exception, showed grace and courtesy whatever the placing.  I did find the bitch classes generally held better quality than the dog classes, and felt very privileged to go over such splendid exhibits.

Class 1767 VD (1 - 0) 1 Stuchbury's Nefertari Life On Mars At Kutula - At 8½ years this black has pleasing masculine head and expression, with excellent scissor bite, showing strong white dentition.   He is up to size, but sturdily built, well ribbed and sprung with good elbows, good bone and super muscular condition, standing well down on pads, finished with coat of correct texture.  He is balanced, and moved with ease.  Still going strong in the final challenge I awarded him BV.

Class 1768 SBD (1 - 0) 1 Turmaine’s Dolkar Diesel - Just over a year old, this gold and white boy has a strong scissor bite, and pleasing head.  He needs to develop in chest, and tighten up front and rear.  I would also like stronger bone and muscle, and to see him in better coat condition.  His movement was difficult to access, as he was hesitant and fearful with his handler, but was happy enough to keep his tail up, which was nicely set.

Class 1769 MPD (7 - 0) 1 Meegan’s Avaness Whatever The Drama - This 9 month old black boy of type, held himself together so well.  His head is shaping up nicely, with good eye, ear placement, and regular scissor bite.  Expertly presented in good coat and condition, covering the correct shaped frame, which he held on the move, he shows much promise.  His big flat feet, level topline, good elbows, short loin, and excellent tail set completed the picture.  2 Guziolek’s Waterley Free Spirit At Boshanti - At six months old this black and white, with excellent coat and presentation, also has a good head, with clean scissor bite, atop a medium neck flowing into good front assembly.  At the moment he is slightly longer cast than one, but I feel he will come together as he matures.  He moved very well.  3 Bateman’s Baltoro Black To The Future

Class 1770 PD (1 - 0) 1 Plummer & Bingham’s Silgarhi Holy Smoke - Good size ten month old black, sporting a white chest and pleasing head of correct proportions, strong white teeth in a scissor bite.  He has adequate bone, and angulation front and rear, and displays good shape, topline and tail-set.  His square profile was held on the move in side gait, but he needs to strengthen in rear movement. 

Class 1771 JD (5 - 1) 1 Plummer & Bingham’s Gandaki Bust A Move - This strong masculine black and white of almost 19 months, has a good neck carrying correct head, showing no coarseness, and with good bite and dentition.  He is square with good angulation fore and aft, pleasing shoulders, elbows, bone, topline and tail-set.  He moved well.  2 Skaboullos' Fabulous Teddy's Path Finder To Cloudbuster (Imp) - Black and white 14 month old square boy, of correct shape and size, but lacked the masculinity of first.  For my taste I would prefer stronger bone and substance.  He was presented in good coat, with level topline and good tail-set, but although a good size he is not quite finished yet. I would like more reach on the move, and he needs to tighten in elbow.  3 Turmaine’s Dolkar Diesel

Class 1772 PGD (8 - 0) 1 Shorts Araki Turn Back Time At Parkmist Sh.CM. - Almost 3 years, gold and white with masculine head, good eye, and scissor bite in a strong jaw.  He was presented in full double coat of good quality, and has a sturdy square body, well balanced with adequate angulations, and keeps a good profile on the move, with his level topline and correct tail-set.   2 Inwood & Price Lasang Mr Dick At Bedivere - 26 months black with white chest, and very typical.  A little longer cast than one, but he had a pleasing masculine head of good proportions, with lovely eye and ear placement.  Angulations were good fore and aft, and so he moved well, but not quite the style or presence of first.  3 Stringer’s Kyipo’s Keepsake Made For Incalux JW

Class 1773 LD (6 - 0) 1 Guziolek's Boshanti Neville - 2½ year old sable that caught my eye on entering the ring, and he did not disappoint, as what I saw with my eyes I felt with my hands.  Although up to size he showed no coarseness.   I loved his masculine head of excellent proportions, and beautiful eyes, carried atop the strong neck leading to well laid shoulders.  He was so square and commanding in stance, with sturdy body, tight elbows, level topline, and strong loin, excellent tail-set and such strength of muscle.  His movement was effortless with good reach and drive, holding his virtues on the move. I felt no hesitation in awarding him the CC.  2 Roberts Whitehead Selby & Gisslen Re Smon Ta Champagne Shadeacre - At three months shy of his fourth birthday, this black and white is another with strong masculine head and expression of correct proportions.  Preferred the lay of shoulder on first, but he also had a good topline and tail-set, good bone, correct feet and was square in profile, with good coat and texture.  Although somewhat restricted, he moved quite well.  3 Rudderham’s Araki Renegade In Red With Taxiki

Class 1774 OD (7 - 0) 1 STUCHBURY Incalux Perchance To Dream About Kutula JW Sh.CM. - This three year old black was very typical of our breed, with no exaggerations evident.  His strong masculine head and expression, was set well on strong neck, level topline, tight elbows, slight rise over loin, and complimented by an excellent tail-set.  I was impressed with his condition and muscle, as I was with his presentation of coat and texture.  He held his square outline, and was stylish on the move.  I was pleased to give him the RCC.  2 Fenton's Int. CH. Layoli Hot N’Smokin JW Sh. CM. - At five years old, this is another black boy typical for the breed.  Head of correct proportions with good stop, and dark eye, strong neck into good shoulders and topline, also sturdy and well-muscled, he moved well.
3 Plummer’s Tetsikarma Strgazer Sh.CM.

Class 1775 VB (3 - 0) 1 Rutley's Ch. Javeys Here Comes Summer JW Sh.CM. - At 8 years this black lady has the correct head and expression and is square and balanced in profile.  Straight front legs and adequate angulation fore and aft, good topline and tail-set, sturdy with strong bone and good muscle and condition, with beautiful coat of correct texture presented well, she was able to cover the ground all be it a little reluctant.  2 Cherry’s Ch. Lynces Diamonds And Pearls JW Sh.CM. - At a couple of weeks shy of her eight birthday, this black and white girl was very feminine, with her attractive head and beautiful eyes.  I would have liked a little more bone and substance throughout, but her square shape, level topline and correct tail-set was very appealing on the move as well as in stance.  3 Hedger & Bourne’s Araki Playing With Fire

Class 1776 SBB (2 - 1) 1 Chenery’s Snoanda Sweet Painted Lady - Just 14 months, but I liked this small black bitch for her type.  Her feminine head and expression of correct proportions, clean scissor bite, lovely head carriage and square outline appealed to me.  She showed beautiful balance.   I would have preferred a little more substance throughout, and she needs to come together on the move.  She was my BSB.

Class 1777 MPB (10 - 1) 1 James’ Waterley Partypiece - What can I say about this little madam as she caught me hook line and sinker the minute she put her first foot inside the ring, and at barely six months just earning her right to be there.  She was so balanced and had everything in correct proportions.    Such a stylish black and white girl with ultra-feminine head and expressive eyes, she screamed at me to watch her move, and move she did with such an attitude; she could not be denied first place and BP.  2 Gilbert’s Gandaki Rock N’roll - Eight month Black and Tan of excellent type, lovely head of correct proportions atop a strong medium neck.  Although so young this little lady was sturdy and well-muscled throughout.  Good elbows, level topline and good tail-set, presenting a balanced outline.  She moved well when she settled.  3 Hadlow & Hearne’s Snoanda Hello Dolly

Class 1778 PB (5 - 0) 1 Skaboullos’ Rogell’s Zesty Lady Cloudbuster (Imp) - 21 month gold and white up to size, and although she does not lose her femininity I would have preferred a little less of her overall.  Good pigment and beautiful dark eyes, set correctly in a strong head, carried well over a level topline, with good shoulders, elbows and tail-set.  She had good bone and muscle, correct feet, adequate angulation fore and aft, and presented a balanced picture, with good movement.  2 Fenton's Layoli Glowing Embers - Young lady of 10 months, with oh so feminine head and expression, beautiful dark eyes, good ear placement, and reverse scissor bite, presenting a very typical Tibetan Terrier.  Her black coat is coming in nicely and frames her square outline, would like a better lay of shoulders, but has good elbows, topline and tail-set.  She moved well enough though a little close behind.  3 Stringer’s Incalux Prime Suspect

Class 1779 JB (7 - 0) 1 Erskine-Jones’ Unohoo La La Land - Sable sixteen month lady so balanced and typical I was taken with her from the time she entered the ring, with a beautiful feminine head of correct ratio and expression, and such gorgeous dark melting eyes.  She was sturdy and well-muscled throughout, well ribbed back with good depth, tight elbows and good lay of shoulders into level topline with correct tail-set, encased in a beautiful coat of correct texture, presented to perfection.  Her angulations were so that she moved with enviable freedom and style, covering the ground easily with excellent reach and drive.  She pushed my CC winner hard and I awarded her RCC.  2 Hadlow's Quidditch A Touch Of Sass - 1½ year old with beautiful feminine head of correct proportions, excellent pigment and dark eyes.  Her red sable and white coat, beautifully presented, framed a sturdy and square body, with good neck, shoulders, elbows, topline and tail-set.   Her bone was good and she was nicely muscled throughout, with enough angulations fore and aft to move correctly and also with style.  I was delighted so see such quality in this class, that I was spoiled for choice.  3 Chenery’s Snoanda Sweet Painted Lady

Class 1780 PGB (11 - 2) 1 Hindle's Abelenus Lil Rayna Sunshine - Gold and white 20 month’s old of good balance and type.  Up to size but retains femininity and shows no coarseness.   She carries the correct head with excellent pigment and round dark eyes.  Her strong medium neck flows into well laid shoulders, and has tight elbows and good spring of rib with depth.  Her topline, turn of stifle and low set hocks are also correct, and she carries a beautiful coat of correct texture.  If I am being picky, I would like a little less of her, but her square profile, and freedom of movement, which was a pleasure to watch, would not let me deny her the class win.  2 Sayer’s Cashay Miss Martha - At three months shy of her fourth birthday, this sable bitch had the correctly proportioned and feminine head that pleases me, with round dark eyes and good ear placement.  Of good size and square, she was well ribbed with correct topline and tail-set, and enough angulations fore and aft to present a balanced picture.  She moved well holding her shape.  3 Honey’s Alilah Carmel Ciro At Khyibrang

Class 1781 LB (9 - 0) 1 Lawrence’s Lamlux Coqo Amala For Ludgate - A four year old black of good type and strength, possibly a little too much strength, but everything was in proportion, including her beautiful head and expression, with good stop.  This lady was also one of the few that had a reverse scissor bite; she also had a good length of neck, good shoulders and elbows, well ribbed, with good topline and tail-set, superb muscle that carried her with style.  She had the class won as she powered about the ring with such sound movement.   2 Honey’s Khyibrang Queen Of The Straits - 2 year old black of excellent quality and type.  Correct head and feminine expression with good stop, good eye shape and darkness, carried neatly on a good neck flowing into well laid shoulders, sturdy body and well sprung ribs.  Good topline, tail-set, bone, feet, muscle and angulations. Although I preferred her size, there just wasn’t the freedom and movement I appreciated on my first placed bitch.  3 Erskine-Jones’ Unohoo Here Comes Flora

Class 1782 OB (7 - 2) 1 Tempest’s Shadeacre Fly The Flag For Alilah - A 2½ year old black of such breed type and quality she caught my eye immediately.  Her correctly proportioned head had such classic expression, with her well-developed lower jaw giving the resolute expression often missing.  Her large round dark eyes, peeping from under a beautiful headpiece drew me in.  She was well balanced, and of good size and shape, and stood on round flat feet, supporting good bone and strength of muscle.  Enough neck, excellent lay of shoulder, tight elbows, level topline with just the right arch and strength of loin, sporting the correct tail-set, correct turn of stifle and low set hocks.  She was presented in excellent double coat of the best texture, and moved freely with style and soundness.  She never put a foot wrong and earned her CC and BOB with ease.  2 Dennis' Boshanti Angelina At Denfast - Just three months shy of her fifth birthday, this bitch is of pleasing type, feminine but sturdy and strong, with good head proportions and strength of muzzle also giving her that resolute expression, dark round eyes, good neck, straight legs, good feet, strong body well ribbed back, good topline and hindquarters with well set on tail.  A beautifully presented double coat of correct texture framed her square outline.  Excellent head carriage contributed to a pleasing profile on the move.  3 Summers’ Anjimalsea Hello Dolly

Maureen Tate-Byrne

Sunday 13th May 2018

Lidköping Sweden judging for SKARABORGS KENELKLUBB
Thank you to The Committee and my lovely Ring Stewards for keeping me on track

Best of Breed & Best Opposite Sex  
out of an entry of 63

Best 0f Breed 
went on to Group 4 & Best Breeders Group went on to Group 4

Best Opposite Sex 
challenged closely

Beautiful Junior Bitch one to watch
Sincere thanks also to the exhibitors.  It is always a pleasure to judge your
beautiful dogs and your sportsmanship is to be envied.


Saturday 12th May 2018

 Lidköping Sweden judging for SDHK Nationell Utstallning
Thank you to Björn Einarsve for Ensuring my Safe Arrival at The Hotel
Also to The Committe and My Very Pleasant and Efficient Ring Stewards



Best  In Show

Best Veteran In Show

Reserve Best Veteran In Show

Best Breeders Group In Show

Sincere thanks also to the exhibitors.  It is always a pleasure to judge your
beautiful dogs
and your sportsmanship is to be envied.


Saturday 9th September 2017
 Bangor & North Down Canine Club All Breed Championship Show
JUDGING - Always a Great Privilege

In American Akita - CH CANNONBAR ASSASSINS CREED
my Green Star and Best of Breed winner went on to win Group 2
In Phalene - CH MEIN DROOMS WANDA JUN CH
my Green Star and Best of Breed winner was from the Junior Class
In Basenji -CH HER MAJESTY OUT OF AFRICA AT ROCKSHAM AN CH 13, 14, 15,16 CW14, 15 CJW14 my Green Star & BOB In Eurasier -IRISHPRIDE THAT MADE YA LOOK AT TWYNBEARS
my Green Star & BOB also out of the Junior Class
In German Spitz Klein - KOOSKA RUSSIAN STAR MONTBLANK Imp RUS JUN CH, JUN CH my Green Star & BOB Adult Bitch Class
My sincerest thanks to
Joyce and Des Manton
and the friendly and efficient committee
of Bangor & North Down Canine Club
for affording me the pleasure of
judgin
g at their show

Sorry couldn't find a photo of by BOB but here is one of
my Green Star Dog CH. WHITTIMERE INDIANAPOLIS
In German Spitz Mittel - CADASARO TADDOE
my Green Star and BOB out of Puppy Class



In Norwegian Elkhound  - WHITTIMERE PRADA
my Green Star and BOB out of Junior Class




 


Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th July 2017
Piteå  All  Breed  International  Championship  Show


My sincerest thanks to Ewa Vikermo Rajala and the super friendly and efficient committee of
Sodra Norrbottens Kennelklubb, Sweden for their kind invitation to Judge
 and to the exhibitors for
their sportsmanship and cheery acceptance of my placing,
also for many beautiful dogs putting a hairs breadth between my decisions.

Saturday 8th July 2017
 Irish Ladies Kennel Association All Breed Championship Show

My GROUP 5 Winners
IR CH SAOIRIAN STARE-N-AT THE SON CJW 16 (Mr & Mrs J & Miss S & Mr R Wade) Japanese Spitz
CH CHIVAS ROYAL DJALO AT TAYLORIAN IMP BLR AN CH '16,'15,CW '16,'15,JUN CH (Mrs O Taylor) Chow Chow
My sincerest thanks to Heather Timmins and the super friendly and efficient committee of

Irish Ladies Kennel for affording me the pleasure of judgin
g.


 
NORSK Kennel Klub
All Breed International Championship Show Sunday 18th June 2017
Tromsø  Norway
I was most pleased when the pug I chose as winner of Group 9 Puppy was also awarded
Reserve Best Puppy in Show
The icing on the cake  –  My choice for GROUP 9 The stunning Bichon Frise
Awarded BEST IN SHOW
 
 
C.I.B. NORD CH FI CH DK CH EE CH CZ CH EE JCH HEW-12 HEJW-12 V-14 FIW-16
DIAMELLA YOUTHFUL SUPERSTAR
 
  I Also Had the Pleasure of Judging My Beloved Tibetan Breeds
 

NORSK Kennel Klub
All Breed Championship Show Sunday 11th September 2016
Rogaland Norway




Bangor & North Down Canine Club
All Breed Championship Show Saturday 10th September 2016


SDHK Svenska Dvarghundsklubben
 Luleå Sweden 29th May 2016
It was a delight to award Best In Show to a very handsome and
sound Bichon Frise “Petit Ami’s Robin
My choice for Best In Show 2 was the Chinese Crested Powder Puff
FI UCH SE UCH Sirocco Greedy Hands of Man”. 
I placed the Pug “FI UCH Royalgrowl The Hope” Best in Show 3 Coton De Tuléar for Best in Show 4 “Chanceux Fast And Fantastic”. 
CAC/BOB Once's up Ingvar, CAC/BOS Evan's Aha Eye Of Eternity Griffon Belge Best In Show Intermediate 2 Herniers The Baron CAC/BOB Griffon Belge SE JW 15 DK JW 15 Hierners The Baron
Griffon Bruxellois CAC/BOB SE CH FIN CH NO Ch C.I.B Cayafas Izzica Petite Brabancon CAC/BOB Hierners Hunk Of Burning Love Prague Ratter CAC/BOB Lovobackens Honey
Dublin to Stockholm, then to in Luleå Lowchen CAC/BOB CH Irish Mist Xclusive Gossip Stop-over in Knightsbridge, London



Södra Älvsborgs Kennelklubb
ALL BREED NATIONAL SHOW

Borås Sweden 27th & 28th June 2015




SVENKSA SCHNAUZER - PINCHERKLUBBENS
NATIONAL SHOW Borås, Sweden


 
 
Södra Älvsborgs Kennelklubb
ALL BREED NATIONAL SHOW
Borås, Sweden


 

B.U.B.A. CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
My first time awarding Challenge Certificates in Tibetan Terriers
6th December 2014




At Radom, Poland 07.09.2014


Best of Breed Shih-Tzu  ML .CH. PL. CH. RO. CH. PL. KENZO SUN OF TYBET

 
O'Sullivan's Quay  16.02.2014
Group 1   O'Sullivan's Quay Open Show 16.02.2014
Winner  'Mertrisa Dark Secret at Willodena' & Reserve 'Cluain Ultaigh Cream Of The Barley'
This Photo Is Courtesy of Rob Foley and is copyright and not to be copied or saved by any third party
Group 2   O'Sullivan's Quay Open Show 16.02.2014
Winner 'Rosamic The Special One' & Reserve 'Ballygunnermore Hazel Prince Of Carrue'
This Photo Is Courtesy of Rob Foley and is copyright and not to be copied or saved by any third party
Group 3   O'Sullivan's Quay Open Show 16.02.2014
Winner 'Beechcrest Blue Boomerang Jnr. Ch.' & Reserve 'Wake The Beast Plcoolast'
This Photo Is Courtesy of Rob Foley and is copyright and not to be copied or saved by any third party
Group 5   O'Sullivan's Quay Open Show 16.02.2014
Winner 'Amoyalois Rufus' & Reserve 'Zamoyski Lucky Teddy Bear'
This Photo Is Courtesy of Rob Foley and is copyright and not to be copied or saved by any third party

At Tvååker Sweden 12.07.2013


 Lahsa Apso BOB/CACIB/CAC TEMPLE FONTANA'S SILVER WEDDING
BOS/CACIB/CAC RS CH SE UCH STINGS MAKE MY DAY


At Tvååker Sweden 13.07.2013  My BOB/CAC Miniature Schnauzer PEPALFA'S BUMBLE-BEE also took Group 2
 My BOS/CAC  PEPALFA'S FE FINN OWNER SUSANNE O BO NILSSON
 and 2nd Best Male PEPALFA'S YUM-YUM

  
Also at Tvååker Sweden 13.07.2013 My BOB/CAC Tibetan Terrier KYBO PANDAMONIUM AT ALILAH also took Group 1

It is always a privilege to be allowed to assess other people's dogs.

JUDGING APPOINTMENTS

TIBETAN TERRIER CLUB OF IRELAND LIMITED SHOW        24.06.2001

TIBETAN TERRIER

  I.K.C. RULES
     
JAPANESE SHIBA INU CLUB OF IRELAND
LIMIT
ED SHOW
09.12.2001 ANY VARIETY UTILITY
NEVER WON A GREEN STAR
CHILDREN’S HANDLING
  I.K.C. RULES
     
BALLYMOTE CANINE CLUB
OPEN SHOW
07.04.2002 UTILITY CLASSES              
UTILITY GROUP                 
AV BRED BY EXHIBITOR  
AV CONFINED TO
SLIGO
  I.K.C. RULES
     
CORRIB CANINE CLUB
OPEN SHOW
25.05.2003 UTILITY CLASSES                   
UTILITY GROUP                      
AV CONFINED TO
GALWAY
AV BRED BY EXHIBITOR
  I.K.C. RULES
     
ALL IRELAND BULL BREEDS ASSOCIATION
AL
L BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
27.10.2003 TIBETAN TERRIER   I.K.C. RULES
     
THE SCOTTISH TERRIER CLUB OF IRELAND
LIMITED SHOW
02.11.2003 AV TOY                               
AV UTILITY                         
AV REST OF THE WORLD
AV PUPPY DOG/BITCH
  I.K.C. RULES
     
BOSTON & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY
OPEN SHOW
14.12.2003
TIBETAN TERRIER
  ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
     
ANTRIM & DISTRICT CANINE CLUB
CHRISTMAS OPEN
DOG SHOW
18.12.2004 UTILITY CLASSES       
UTILITY GROUP          
PUPPY STAKES DOG
  ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
     
EXETER & COUNTY CANINE SOCIETY
SPECIAL 80
th ANNIVERSARY OPEN SHOW
 06.02.2005 TIBETAN SPANIEL             
TIBETAN TERRIER            

AKITA
                                  
BULLDOG                            
CHOW CHOW                     
DALMATIAN                       
KEESHOND                        
LHASA APSO                       
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER  
POODLE (MINIATURE)     
POODLE (STANDARD)      
POODLE (TOY)                  
SCHIPPERKE                      
SCHNAUZER                       

SHAR
PEI
                            
SHIH TZU     
Utility ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
         
BRAY & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
02.07.2005 DALMATIAN      
LHASA APSO         
TIBETAN SPANIEL   
Group 6
Group 9
Group 9
I.K.C. RULES
         
TIBETAN TERRIER ASSOCIATION
BREED OPEN SHOW
05.08.2006 TIBETAN TERRIER Utility ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
         
ALL IRELAND BULL BREEDS ASSOCIATION
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
30.10.2006 CHOW CHOW
AKITA
INU
SCHNAUZER MINIATURE
SCHNAUZER STANDARD
Group 5
Group 5
Group 2
Group 2
I.K.C. RULES
         
CLOGHRAN
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
 17.11.2007

BICHON FRISE
MALTESE
PAPILLON)
PUGS


Group 9

I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
TIBETAN SPANIEL CLUB OF IRELAND
BREED OPEN SHOW
11.10.2008 PUP OF THE YEAR           
VETERAN OF THE YEAR
Group 9 I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
MAYO & DISTRICT CANINE CLUB
ALL BREED OPEN SHOW
12.10.2008 GROUP 3 BREEDS & GROUP
GROUP 5 BREEDS & GROUP
GROUP 9 BREEDS & GROUP
JUNIOR HANDLING
(AGES 10-12 / 13-14 / 15-17 YEARS
LADIES HANDLING            
GENTS HANDLING
     
  I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
BRITISH UTILITY BREEDS ASSOCIATION
OPEN SHOW
21.03.2009 TIBETAN TERRIER Utility ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
         
IRISH LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
05.07.2009

CHOW CHOW
SHIH TZU
TIBETAN TERRIER

Group 5
Group 9
Group 9
(I.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
BRAY & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
 03.07.2010 MALTESE  
PAPILLON
TIBETAN SPANIEL
Group 9 I.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
CLOGHRAN
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
13.11.2010 GROUP 9 Group 9 I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
EDWINSTOWE & DISTRICT CANINE SOCIETY
204 CLASS OPEN SHOW
26.05.2013 UTILITY GROUP
UTILITY PUPPY GROUP

Also

DALMATIANS
LHASA APSO
TIBETAN TERRIER
A.V.N.S.C. UTILITY PUPPY
A.V.N.S.C. UTILITY JUNIOR
A.V.N.S.C. POST GRADUATE
A.V.N.S.C. OPEN
A.V.  UTILITY PUPPY
A.V.  UTILITY JUNIOR
A.V.  UTILITY POST GRADUATE
A.V.  UTILITY OPEN
Utility ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
HALLANDS KENNNELLKLUBB
ALL BREED INTERNATIONAL SHOW

Tvååker Sweden
12.07.2013 SHIH TZU
LHASA APSO
Group 9 S.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
HALLANDS KENNNELLKLUBB
ALL BREED NATIONAL SHOW

Tvååker Sweden
13.07.2013 MINIATURE SCHNAUZER Pepper & Salt (Puppies)
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER White (Puppies)
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER Black
MALTESE
TIBETAN TERRIER
Group 2
Group 2
Group 2
Group 9
Group 9
S.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
SULLIVAN'S QUAY CANINE CLUB
ALL BREED OPEN SHOW
16.02.2014 GROUP 1 BREEDS & GROUP
GROUP 2 BREEDS & GROUP
GROUP 3 BREEDS & GROUP
GROUP 5 BREEDS & GROUP
ANY VARIETY FOREIGN BREED
ANY VARIETY OPEN

ANY VARIETY JUNIOR CHAMPION
ANY VARIETY CHAMPION
  I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
KILKENNY & DISTRICT
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
28.06.2014 BOLOGNESE
CHINESE CRESTED
FRENCH BULLDOG
GRIFFON BRUXELLOIS
KING CHARLES SPANIEL
PETIT BRABANCON
POODLE MINITURE
POODLE STANDARD
POODLE TOY
Group 9 I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
IRISH LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
12.07.2014 GROUP 9
Also
CHIHUAHUA LONG COAT
CHIHUAHUA SMOOTH COAT
COTON DE TULEAR
HAVANESE
JAPANESE CHIN
LHASA APSO
LOWCHEN
PEKINGESE
PHALENE
PUG
SHIH TZU
TIBETAN SPANIEL
Group 9 I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
WYSTAWA PSOW RASOWYCH
ALL BREED NATIONAL SHOW

Radom, Poland
07.09.2014 FRENCH BULLDOG
BOSTON TERRIER
PUGS
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
BICHON FRISE
MALTESE
SHIH TZU
Group 9 P.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
BRITISH UTILITY BREED ASSOCIATION
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
06.12.2014 TIBETAN TERRIERS Utility English Kennel Club
         
PORTADOWN CANINE CLUB
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
19.04.2015 CHOW CHOW
JAPANESE SPITZ
POMERANIAN
SAMOYED
Group 5 I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
SVENKSA SCHNAUZER - PINCHERKLUBBENS
NATIONAL SHOW

Borås, Sweden
27.06.2015 MINIATURE SCHNAUZER Black & Silver
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER Pepper & Salt
MINIATURE SCHNAUZER White
Group 2 S.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
Södra Älvsborgs Kennelklubb
ALL BREED NATIONAL SHOW

Borås, Sweden
28.06.2015 TIBETAN TERRIER
LHASA APSO
PEKINGESE
Group 9 S.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
NORTH & SOUTH SHIELDS CANINE SOCIETY
282 CLASS OPEN SHOW
03.01.2016 UTILITY BREEDS
UTILITY GROUP
UTILITY PUPPY GROUP
BEST IN SHOW
BEST PUPPY IN SHOW
BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
STAKE CLASSES
BIS ENGLISH KENNEL CLUB RULES
SDHK SVENSKA DVARGHUNDklubbEN
TOY DOG CLUB NATIONAL SHOW

Luleå, Sweden
29.05.2016 BEST IN SHOW
Also

HAVANESE
GRIFFON BELGE
GRIFFON BRUXELLOIS
PETIT BRABANCON
LOWCHEN
PRAGUE RATTER
BICHON FRISE
 

Group 9

S.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
BANGOR & NORTH DOWN CANINE CLUB
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
10.09.2016 ALASKAN MALAMUTE
JAPANESE SHIBA INU
SWEDISH VALLHUND
BOSTON TERRIER
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
BICHON FRISE
PAPILLON
MALTESE
RUSSKAYA TSETNAYA BOLONKA
Group 5
    

Group 9
I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
NORSK Kennel klub
NATIONAL
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Rogaland, Norway.
11.09.2016 BICHON FRISE
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
CHIHUAHUA SMOOTH COAT
POODLE STANDARD
Group 9 N.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
NORSK Kennel klub
INTERNATIONAL
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Tromsø, Norway.
18.06.2017 GROUP 9
GROUP 9 PUPPY

Also

LHASA APSO
SHIH TZU
TIBETAN TERRIER
TIBETAN SPANIEL
Group 9 N.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
IRISH LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
08.07.2017 GROUP 5
Also
COTON DE TULEAR
Group 5

Group 9
I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
SODRA NORRBOTTENS KENNNELLKLUBB
ALL BREED INTERNATIONAL SHOW

Piteå, Sweden
15.07.2017

16.07.2017

JUNIOR HANDLING

PUGS
PAPILLON
PEKINGESE
Group 9 S.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
BANGOR & NORTH DOWN CANINE CLUB
ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
09.09.2017 AMERICAN AKITA
BASENJI
EURASIER
GERMAN SPITZ KLEIN
GERMAN SPITZ MITTEL
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND
PHALENE
Group 5
    

Group 9
I.KC. / F.C.I. RULES
         
SDHK SWEDISH TOY CLUB
Nationell Utstallning
Lidköping Sweden
12.05.2018 BEST VETERAN IN SHOW
BEST BREEDERS GROUP IN SHOW
Chihuahua Short Hair
Chinese Crested
Coton De Tulear
Maltese
Group 9 I.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
SKARABORGS KENELKLUBB
ALL BREED INTERNATIONAL SHOW
Lidköping Sweden
13.05.2018 Shih Tzu
King Charles Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Group 9 I.K.C. / F.C.I. RULES
         
RICHMOND SOCIETY ALL BREED
CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOW
09.09.2018 TIBETAN TERRIERS Utility English Kennel Club
         


SEMINARS ATTENDED

  THE IRISH KENNEL CLUBS PRACTICAL JUDGING EXPERIENCE 1998  
  U.K. DOG HANDLERS ASSOCIATION SHOW - HANDLING SEMINAR 27.02.1999  
  JUDGING THE SHIH TZU & THE STANDARD OF THE SHIH TZU 15.10.2000  
  IRISH SAMOYED CLUB SYMPOSIUM ON THE SAMOYED BREED, BREEDING AND BASICS. GENETICS AND IMPROVING YOUR JUDGING TECHNIQUE 2001  
  ALL IRELAND COLLIE & SHEEPDOG SOCIETY PRACTICAL JUDGING SEMINAR 21.01.2001  
  THE TIBETAN TERRIER CLUB OF IRELAND BREED SEMINAR 26.05.2002  
  THE TIBETAN TERRIER ASSOCIATION (U.K.) SEMINAR 21.09.2002  
  THE KEESHOND CLUB OF IRELAND BREED SEMINAR & WHELPING 13.10.2002  
  THE IRISH KENNEL CLUB’S SEMINAR FOR STEWARDS 12.11.2002  
   FOUR UTILITY BREEDS SEMINAR/WORKSHOP TIBETAN SPANIEL ASSOCIATION
JAPANESE SPITZ CLUB

 LHASA APSO CLUB
 THE TIBETAN TERRIER CLUB IF IRELAND /  For which I was the speaker
05.10.2003  
  THE TIBETAN TERRIER ASSOCIATION (U.K.) SEMINAR 05.02.2005  
  THE TIBETAN TERRIER ASSOCIATION (U.K) SEMINAR 22.10.2005  
  IRISH GUNDOG FIELD & SHOW SOCIETY ALL BREED SEMINAR 29.10.2006  
  JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR (I.K.C.) 06.03.2010  
  JOINT TTA / TTBOC HEALTH COMMITTE HEALTH SEMINAR  ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST, NEWMARKET 21.03.2010  
  MALTESE & BOLOGNESE 'HANDS ON SEMINAR' 16.04.2014  
  ALL IRELAND TIBETAN BREEDS SEMINAR ON TIBETAN TERRIERS AND TIBETAN SPANIELS 22.11.2015  
  IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR MODULE 1 17.05.2016  
  IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR MODULE 1, 2, AND 3 19.11.2016  
  IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR  MODULE 4 20.11.2016  
  JUDGES'S CONFERENCE 19.11.2017  
  IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR
Hosted by ALL IRELAND TIBETAN BREEDS ASSOCIATION
LHASA APSO
SHIH TZU
TIBETAN TERRIER
TIBETAN SPANIEL
11.02.2018  
       


JUDGING EXAMINATION PASSED

THE TIBETAN TERRIER ASSOCIATION / KC (U.K) HIGHER LEVEL   19.10.2002
IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR  MODULE  1   17.05.2016
IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR  MODULES  1,  2, and  3   19.11.2016
IRISH KENNEL CLUB JUDGES EDUCATION SEMINAR  MODULE  4   20.11.2016

 

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE ?
by Willian Given

In all my travels across our great country and around the world attending shows, and talking to breeders and judges, I have never quite understood how two intelligent people could look at the same dog and "see" it so differently.

How many times have you been at a show, sitting ring side watching the dogs in the ring, and in your own mind placing them first through fourth? Then, when the time comes for the finger pointing, the judge places his entry in a different order. Did you find yourself wondering if perhaps the judge was either uninformed on the standard or was he or she just plain "blind" with enmity or partiality? I have, and recently, and I try very hard not to question a judge’s placements because I am not the guy in the ring, and because I do not enjoy being second-guessed myself. Something also happened recently which gives me cause to ask the question, “Do you see what I see?” My wife and I were watching (for the umpteenth time) the movie, The Da Vinci Code. Yes, I know it is based on some half-truths which are presented as historical fact and that some people have a difficult time separating fact from literary fiction, but it is one of our favorites. In this film, there is an important scene where Robert Langdon (Harvard professor of Symbology and Art History), Sophie Neveu (French National Police cryptographer) and Sir Leigh Teabing (Holy Grail scholar and historian) discuss the possibility of hidden images in Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper. At one point in this scene, Teabing refers to “scotomisation,” a word not currently in the vocabulary of most dog show enthusiasts. Teabing hints to the meaning when saying, “The eyes see what they want to see.” Understanding this concept is one of the keys to unlocking the mystery of why a judge (or any person) does not see a dog’s strengths and weaknesses in exactly the same way.

"Scotomisation" is the psychological tendency in people to see what they want to see. And, not see what they do not want to see. Perception involves seeing and processing information through the filter of our intellect, life experiences and our emotions. That is why people often see the same thing differently. Scotomisation can be the cause of a false denial, but also a false affirmation of our perceptions. However, it is now obvious to me that different people (even conformation judges) do actually see the identical dog differently. And, we see that dog differently for some of the following reasons:

We are all victims of what we have seen before: For example, if someone has never before seen the correct shoulder in a dog, it is awfully hard for that same person to see the varying degrees of correctness in the shoulder of a dog that he or she may be looking at. In any breed, where the type has not yet been firmly "set," if someone has seen dogs of a given breed in his or her part of the country, it is difficult, if not impossible, for him or her to see other types as correct. It is easy, therefore, to understand why a breeder or judge could look at a dog and say that he is sound when he is not sound, or fail to see certain aspects of a type other than the type he or she is used to seeing.

There is a problem of "relativity":
For example, if someone is used to looking at yellow eyes, then any degree of brown is a "dark eye" to that observer. If on the other hand, one is accustomed to looking into black eyes, then any other shade of brown looks light to the beholder. And, if an onlooker is used to looking at tails that do not reach the hock in a breed where they are required to do so, then any tail that does reach the hock is a "long tail." On the other hand, if the observer always sees tails to the hock or below, then anything that does not or just barely reaches the hock is a "short tail" to that viewer. All of us have a basis of comparison, and our eyes "see" a dog in relation to that contrast.

Our eyes do not know what they are trying to see:
We have often heard the phrase, “What a ‘sweet expression’ that dog has?” So, how do we get our eyes to see that sweet expression? Last month, a friend and I were told by a mutual acquaintance that a certain breed of dog “frowns.” Last week, that same friend and colleague told me that during a recent judging assignment he looked for, but he could not see the “frown” on the faces of the dogs entered under him. I think that is because this really was an impossible thing to look for, just as is the so-called “sweet expression.” It seems reasonable that what our eyes can try to see are the various parts that go together to make up one of the ill-defined traits of a dog that we are supposed to be looking for.

Often, we see what we want to see:
Because we all love our dogs and are proud of them, none of us are immune to seeing things as we would like them to be. It is amazing how we can get our eyes to see dogs the way we would like to see them. In a given breed, where there is a size disqualification (and sometimes a size problem), many people's eyes can actually “see"” their dog as being insize, and a competitor's dog as oversized. Your eyes really can fool you here. History is filled with accounts of the winning dog, that many disliked, having the stick called on him and, consistently, measuring well within the standard. The viewers saw him as oversized, even though he was in fact not over the size defined by the standard. Conversely, I have met some owners of substantially oversized dogs who would be quick to assure us that their dogs were well within the standard’s size limit. This is because their own eyes actually saw an in-size dog.

The next time you are watching a dog in the ring, be sure you remember that neither you or the judge are "seeing" the same dog in exactly the same way. The same dog does actually appear different to each of you.

 

 

 

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