DARLINGTON

DARLINGTON - 2018

TIBETAN MASTIFF

PD (4,1) 1Porteus Seii Taishougun Baldfan at Shellonbear, impressive B&T lad who is well grown with plenty of substance, slightly longer than tall but retaining a fairly compact outline, proportioned head with clean brown eye, defined stop and strength through muzzle, best of fronts with straight forelimbs, arch to neck, depth to sprung chest, firm topline with gentle slope to croup and good tail carriage, turn to stifle, moves out true enough, BP. 2 McElvaney Chenpokhyi Zebedee The Only, built along similar lines with a clean head and good eyes, can stand a bit awkward in front at times, good for neck and topline, high set tail with definition to hindquarters, a little more lead training would pay dividends as he is slightly inclined to crab on the move. 3 Davies Wilsontus Uttar.

JD (1) 1 Naylor Callowdale Dick Darstardley from Skaijak, rich gold with attractive clean head, width to skull, defined stop and self coloured eye with dark rims, deep muzzle, good bite with big teeth, straight front and elbows held firm, large feet, super arched neck, excellent topline and tail carriage, gentle turn to stifle, low set hock, free easy mover who was well muscled up.

PGD (3,2) 1 Davies Herjay Boom Boom Bertram, blue/tan, well grown and masculine without excess, head is well balanced, obvious stop, depth through muzzle, fair front, large feet, arch to neck, depth to well sprung ribcage, good for topline and croup, definition to hindquarters, good mover once he settles into the correct stride.

LD (1) 1 Davies Heronsview Balor, strong proportioned head with defined stop and medium sized dark brown eyes, broad chest and good forelimbs down to large feet, powerful neck, deep well sprung ribcage, firm loin and topline, high tail carriage, just enough definition to hindquarters, free mover.

OD (4,1) 1 Lowes Ch Legenda Tibeta Tsehovik, Black/Tan who I think is best described as what you see is what you get, I found him to be totally honest in construction and action, hands on simply confirming what my eyes had already told me, he is masculine without a hint of exaggeration and steps out freely in a quite laid back manner, today I could find nothing to lower his colours and was happy to award him the CC & BOB. 2 McElvaney Smokiex Amigo Khyi Arlo, B&T, lovely for type, loved his head and expression, clean dark eyes giving gentle expression, strength to muzzle, super straight front down to big feet, well ribbed up with excellent topline, just enough rear definition, just wish he would step out with a bit more enthusiasm, RCC. 3 Leak Madire Snow Blade.

VB (1) 1 Leak Heronsview Buni Bea for Madire, 8yo brightly coloured B&T, sound in construction and calm in nature, head well laid out and eyes clean and of good shape, depth through muzzle, broad chest, straight forelimbs with firm elbows, powerful neck, sprung ribs and high set tail, some definition to hindquarters, steady mover. PB (7) 1 Naylor Seii Taishougun Brilliance Star from Skaijak, I see is litter sister to PD, bred in Russia, built on the same very sound lines and balanced fore and aft, her head is feminine yet gives nothing away in width and depth, although she is not in full coat and only 8 months, after much thought I concluded that she was worthy of the CC in what is a slow maturing breed. 2 Lloyd Carramia Aint't No Limits, B&T of strong colours, fairly tall build and will hopefully drop into her frame with maturity, likewise head shows promise of finishing well, oval shaped dark eyes with tight rims, level topline and high tail carriage, just enough rear definition, fair mover. 3 Lowes Callowdale Easy Street.

JB (1) 1 Lowes Callowdale Maysee Grae, 8mo blue, well grown and shows promise, bodying up well, depth through head, eye could be a tad darker, straight front with firm elbows, high tail carriage, some rear definition, quite a good mover, straight coat making itself visible.

YB (1) 1 Conway Thamche Zhi Nya, B&T, feminine with substance, admired her head and expression, brown eye with clean tight rims, depth through muzzle, front and rear angulation in balance, firm elbows, well spring ribs, definition to hindquarters, respectable mover.

PGB (3,1) 1 Bainbridge Dar Shing Zilcan Astrid Kera Herjay Fun Imp, 4yo pale B&T, feminine with plenty about her, admired her head type, well laid out with expressive eye and strength through muzzle, decent front assembly, elbows firm, well sprung ribcage and firm loin, scored in topline, good for tail carriage and superior hindquarters confirmed in action. 2 Garry Wangdak Ashaki, good coloured B&T, out of coat today, touch slack in topline, liked her head and expression, elbows held firm, large feet, reasonable ribcage and hindquarters, good tempered lively mover.

LB (3,1) 1 Garry Wangdak Alisha, well grown B&T, presents correct outline, liked her head and expression, definite stop and brown oval shaped eye, deep through head, elbows held firm, straight limbs down to large feet, excellent arched neck, deep well sprung ribcage, turn to stifle, easy balanced mover in good coat. 2nd Bainbridge Elektra Bisurman Kera Herjay, B&T also of good colour, could come up on the leg a tad for my ideal, good for head and eye, slightly better forechest, good definition to hindquarters, steady mover.

OB (3,1) 1 Lloyd Hatice Bisurman at Carramia, good coloured B&T, excels in breed type and head attributes, broad skull, defined stop, dark eyes, well arched neck, ribs well sprung, excellent rear, turn to stifles, quality coat, easy free mover, RCC. 2 Kedzior Ch Lou-tian Des Lions Du Tibet, larger type B&T, shade longer caste, broad skull with moderate stop, strength and depth to muzzle, clean brown eye, broad chest and straight limbs, firm elbows, well ribbed, bend to stifle, steady mover.

Rodney Oldham