Helgen den 3-4 augusti genomfördes Parsonspecialen och klubbens 20-årsjubileum i Mohed i Hälsingland. Hitrest från parsonrasens hemland England för att döma var Stephanie Parry (tid. Collis). På bilden ser vi domaren (t.v.) tillsammans med Parsonklubbens ordförande Isabella Asp.
Hälsningar från domaren Stephanie Parry, publiceras även i Dog World.
On Saturday August 3rd I was honoured to judge the Swedish Parson Nationality Show. It was the twentieth anniversary of the show which made it even more special for me.
It is always a challenge to judge under slightly different rules but one made so much more exciting by handling some different dogs. On the whole I found a really good standard of Parson with many similar worries to those facing our club / breeders here in the UK – essentially height, movement and coats.
It is imperative we remember that the ideal height for a dog is 14 inches and a bitch 13 inches and breed towards this – there were some dogs that didn’t win higher honours simply because of their size. I also found that generally movement could improve – some dogs were a little close – and I genuinely feel this is one of the most important points to judge a dog on. It’s always hard to keep your dog’s coat looking good all year but there were a few dogs lacking coat at the show and a few with the wrong type of coat – something to work on!
All the dogs shown were in good condition with just a few a little overweight. I hope that all the exhibitors accepted that my critiques were just that – my opinion on the day, and other judges may hold different views. I was happy to see exhibitors enjoying the day!
I am very proud of all my ‘big’ winners and the type that I managed to find within the 50 plus dogs entered.
BIS 1 was the bitch, Nordch, Finch, Dech NV-08 09 11, FINV-09, SEV-09, KBHV-09, Interraw-09, WW-11, Sevch Revefotens Little Spark
BIS 2 was the dog, Nordch, Finch, Intch, Nordjv-09, Finjv-09, Sv-11, Nv-10, Dkv-10,11 Kbhv-10,11,12 Rustic Russell P. Belvedere
BIS 3 was the dog Sequidilla’s Kurt Coban
BIS 4 was the bitch J Nordch, Finch, Sloch, Nordjv-06, Sev-06 07, Nordv- 06 07, Intch, Sevch, Novch Revefotens Wannabe Busy Lizzie
BIS 5 was the bitch Revefotens Pippa Singleton
Thanks to all the committee / organisers who looked after me so brilliantly from the minute I got off the plane, and made me feel very much at home. I had a great time and was particularly impressed by the meal that everyone – exhibitors and organisers – enjoyed together after the show. I wish we could find more time to do that in the UK with our fellow enthusiasts.