Norwegian Buhund

Paignton Championship Show (No CCs)

Show Date: Monday 5th August 2019

Judge:Neil Hood

Results & Critiques


Thank you to the society for the invitation and thank you exhibitors for your entries.

SpBegin (1) 1 Strong’s Leggatts Dancing Queen at Draccus. Pup of my BOB winner and inheriting her positives. A black bitch just over a year old. Showing a pleasing, well balanced profile, good for size and maturing well. A really nice shaped head, ears set well, of correct shape and used to enhance her expression. Lovely dark eye. Muzzle shaped well, correct bite, lovely clean teeth. Medium size neck, good front, solid bone, really nice tight feet. Plenty of chest, rib set well, well coupled, nice tuck. Topline bang on and tail set well and curled well over. Rear angles are correct with excellent muscle, good turn of stifle and hocks well let down. Coat in excellent condition. On the move she excels, she is light and effortless and give an impression of stamina, really driving out. Considered for a place in the green cards and I have no doubt shell be receiving many in the future. Best Special beginner and placed in the special beginner group.

P (1) 1 Cobb & Kent’s Knytshall Eloise. 10 month black bitch. Maturing well and good size and shape. She has a nice skull with ears set well. Dark eye of correct shape. Muzzle slightly wide for perfection but its in no way to her detriment. Good front, nice straight legs, another with nice feet. Good chest and spring of rib. Good length to loin. Nice tuck, rear angles are correct and are well muscled. Topline good and held well on the move. Tail set well and carried over the back. She showed signs of being nervous. I hope she comes through and enjoys showing.  She is a cracking mover, really driving round. Showing a bit more confidence in the challenge and in the puppy group.

J (2) 1 Strong’s Leggatts Dancing Queen at Draccus 2 Crocker’s Leggatts Voulez Vous. Litter sister to 1 and an absolute carbon copy. From the head shape down to movement. She too has an excellent profile, really well shaped head, well set ears. Nice straight front, good for bone, good feet. Well angled front and back and another really good mover. As said, an absolute carbon copy. The only thing that separates them is that 1 has the tighter curl to tail. These two will be doing well in the future.

OB (4) Really varied class in terms of shape and size. 1 Crocker’s Knythsall Noor Ul Ain. I make no bones about this. It’s a bitch I really like and have done since I judged her as a puppy. So pleased to see she has matured well and motherdom has benefitted her. She looks so well. Really well balanced and pleasing in profile. A good shape and size. Well presented. Correct wedge shape head, excellent ratios, Nice bite with clean teeth. Lovely dark eye. Nice medium shape to neck, lovely set to shoulders. Correct depth of chest, lovely straight in front and again, nice tight feet. Well off in chest with plenty of lung room there. Lovely length of back, Nicely coupled, tail set well and curled over nicely. Good muscled rear, decent stifle and hocks let down. In good quality coat which edged her the class win. On the move, she is light, agile and full of energy. Real drive from the rear. BB and BOB. 2 Cobb & Kent’s Ch Trelowen Veryan To Knytshall. 10 year wheaten and full of character. Another with a very good, balanced profile. Good wedge shape to head with good head to muzzle ratios, Lovely dark eye and ears set up and used to advantage. Good front, nice feet, deep chest and good ribs, Good length of loin, nice tuck, well muscled throughout and correct angles at the rear, good turn of stifle and well let down hocks. Tail set well and constantly wagging. In her summer jacket but what was there was of good texture and quality. On the move she was another that strolled round the ring effortlessly and belying her veteran age.  3 Hay’s Wolfen Class Act.

Neil Hood