2017 Critique – Melanie Corcoran Molru IRE

N.E.S.B.T.C. Classic Critique
9th September 2017

STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIERS
JUDGE: Melanie Corcoran {Molru}

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the NESBTC for Inviting me to Judge their show In New Jersey. The committee went above and beyond to look after me and went out of their way to show us around and take us to the city nothing was too much trouble…. It is a small club but the hard working committee know how to run a show and they done a great job from meet & greet to the banquet night to the actual shows themselves.

A massive thank you to the exhibitors for allowing me the privilege of judging your dogs and for the distances you travelled to come show under me, It is greatly appreciated, it was lovely to meet each and every one of you.

The standard of dog was good but I would have liked to see the exhibits a little more conditioned, The Stafford is supposed to be a fit agile dog and although we don’t use them for their intended purpose they should still be in hard fit condition. The largest class of the day was the Best Of Breed Class which I found to be of mixed quality but it had some very nice dogs and bitches present for me to judge.

Puppy Dog (1)
CALAMAR’S DEAL’R NO DEAL
Good shaped head with good stop, good depth of skull, correct bite with good amount of under jaw, He had a dark eye, his ears are slightly untidy which took away from his other wise nice expression. Good length of neck which leads into good front angulation and well boned straight front when stacked, good amount of rib for his age, and good rear angulation and tail set. He was a little unsettled on the move which could be put down to his age as he is still a puppy but he was otherwise handled well.

Junior Dog (2)
1st BROHEZ BREAKER OF CHAINS
Absolutely loved this boys head and expression, He has a beautifully shaped head deep stop, good depth of skull, correct bite, well off for under jaw, good cheek bumps, round dark eye and beautiful rose ears which just finished off his expression he was watching everything around the ring and was on his toes through the class he has a good length of neck, OK front which was well boned and straight and well boned, good rib, excellent topline when stacked and on the move, good tail set and moved well, he was a little off form today and afterwards the owner told me he had gotten a fright but his handler done a good job of handling him through it. Another bit of maturity and im sure this boy will turn some heads. RESERVE WINNERS DOG

2nd CLANDARA’S I’M THE ONE
Well conditioned dog, his head was of a good shape, with dark eye, correct bite and good ear set, he had a good straight well boned front with good shoulder angulation, plenty of rib, good topline and short coupled and good rear angulation good tail set, he was in very good condition and moved well, I just preferred the head and expression of 1st

American Bred Dog (1)
TANK CGC RN TKA
Beautiful rich brindle with white markings, head ok, good bite and underjaw, with good cheek bumps, nice dark eyes, good length of neck, good front angulation, well boned straight front, good topline and good spring of rib, and good topline, good rear angulation and he moved well, well handled.

Open Dog (1)
MAT-STAFF HOWLING COMMANDO RN
Excellent shaped head, with good amount of stop and cheek bumps, Correct bite and plenty of under jaw, He has a dark round eye and nicely placed rose ears which set of his lovely expression. He had a good length of neck which flows down to good shoulder angulation, and good depth of brisket and a straight well boned front, good spring of rib & His topline is level both stacked and on the move, and he is short coupled, with a nice amount of tuck up to the loin, he has good rear angulation and well muscled rear and a good tail set, he was shown in good condition and moved and was handled well.

Pleased to award him WINNERS DOG

Puppy Bitch (1)
MOONSTRUCK ETCHED IN BLACK
Good shaped head for her age, she has a correct bite, good ear set and a nice expression, I would have liked her eye to be a shade or 2 darker, she has a really nice body shape for a puppy with everything in the correct place, good length of neck, really good shoulder angulation, straight well boned front with good depth of brisket, and good rib for her age, excellent topline and good rear angulation with a well muscled rear for one of her age, good tail set and she moved around the ring well.

Junior Bitch(1)
MAXSTEEL’S AROUND THE WAY GIRL
Another with a very nice head shape, good stop and good depth of head, correct bite and plenty of underjaw, she had a nice round dark eye, and well set ears and a very nice expression, her short neck leads down to well placed shoulders, a good straight well boned front which leads down to nice tight well padded feet, she had plenty of rib, good topline when stacked, she was handled very well and moved nicely around the ring.

Bred by exhibitor (1)
WAVEMAKER BRINY BREEZES DM CGCA CGCU
Beautiful bitch who was in excellent condition, Beautifully shaped head, with excellent stop, good depth to head with good cheek bumps, correct bite with good underjaw, well set rose ears which where well placed, Round eyes which I would have preferred a little darker to finish off her otherwise fabulous expression, her well muscled neck flowed into a level topline which she held stacked and on the move, her shoulder angulation was excellent as was her well boned straight front, good spring of rib and short coupled with a nice tuck in the loin, she has a well muscled rear which she moved to drive around the ring, she moved as one with her handler, delighted to award her WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

American Bred Bitch (1- 1 Abs)

Open Bitch (1)
DYNASTAFFS DROPS OF JUPITER
Strong headed girl, with well shaped head, deep stop, big cheek bumps and good depth of head, she has a good bite and good underjaw, dark round eye and well placed rose ears and a very pleasing expression. She has a short well muscled neck, good shoulder angulation, straight well boned front with good depth of brisket, good spring of rib, good topline stacked and on the move and good tuck up, good rear angulation, she was presented in excellent condition and was shown very well, she moved well around the ring.
RESERVE WINNERS BITCH

Best Of Breed Competition (22- 3abs)

BEST OF BREED
GCH PINNACLE’S YOU CAN’T TAKE COMMAND
Cracking headed dog, with a such intense expression that just draws you to him, after looking back in the catalogue I can see he gets his expression from his sire!

His masculine head is deep throughout, with huge cheek bumps, deep stop, nice ratio of muzzle to skull, he has a correct scissor bite with large teeth and has plenty of underjaw & dark round eyes which stare you down, well set rose ears which he uses to his advantage, every time I looked around he was on his toes, his short well muscled neck flows into a level topline which he held stacked and on the move, good shoulder angulation with a good depth of brisket and well muscled legs & straight front, he has a good spring of rib, short coupled with good tuck up at loin, well let down at the hock and a good tail set and he had a well angulated rear quarters which was adequately muscled & propelled him around the ring with ease. Shown in excellent condition, Pleased to award him BEST OF BREED

BEST OPPOSITE SEX
CH DYNASTAFFS DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
This one’s name really suits, if your going to a show don’t leave her at home what a girl she is!

Cracking headed girl, strong yet feminine her head was deep throughout with a deep stop, good cheek bumps, dark round eyes well set ears and an expression to die for and she had a correct bite with plenty of underjaw, Well muscled neck of good length flows into a level topline, which she held whilst moving and on the stack, she has very good shoulder angulation which leads to straight well boned legs, with good depth of brisket, she has a good spring of rib and is nicely tucked at the loin, good tail set and she had a well muscled rear end which gave her drive and purpose while moving around the ring, She has a great rapport with her young lady handler who gets the best out of her, She was in good condition and She pushed the dog all the way for Best of breed just loosing out on maturity, I would love to get my hands on her again in a year or so, she is the one to watch!!

SELECT DOG
CH SAMROSS AMERICAN DREAM
Another cracking dog who has much the same attributes as my BOB winner, He has a beautiful head shape with a stunning expression, He has a good depth of head, with a nice deep stop, good cheek bumps, correct bite with good underjaw, nicely set rose ear and dark round eyes which finished off his wonderful expression, nice short well muscled neck, good topline, straight well boned front, I would like to see a little more width to his front which may come with maturity, this was all that really put him apart from my BOB winner, he good spring of rib, and good rear angulation and nicely set tail, he was presented in excellent condition, and was at one with his handler as he moved effortlessly around the ring.

SELECT BITCH
CH TRAWDEN ICENI QUEEN
Beautiful white with red marking on her eye which are the darkest round eyes ive seen today, She has a beautifully shaped head, with a well chiselled deep stop, good cheeks and a nice stong muzzle which housed a correct bite with good underjaw, short neck good shoulder angulation, straight well boned front with good depth of brisket, good spring of rib, good topline short in loin and overall a nice compact bitch, she has a well anguled and well muscled rear end which she used to her advantage while moving around the ring, her condition is a credit to her owner, she moved and was handled well

Melanie Corcoran