July 13, 2014 The
Chesapeake Bay Retriever Club of United Kingdom held their
annual Championship show on 13th July 2014. The Judge was
Best in show:
Margaret Woods‘ Sh Ch Nunneyswood Drifting Snow, handled
by grandaugher, Gemma Price.
Reserve Best in Show: Roly Hoares‘ Ch Petsalls Pride
Lila, handled by Paula Greystone and Maria Knapsall.
Best Male in Show was Roly Hoare’s Petsalls Pride
Judge‘s critique of Winners:
Of my best in show and reserve best in show, I will critique
these two half sisters together as they are like peas in a pod.
Both had lovely, correct heads Drift’s slightly stronger than
Lila, both had lovely expressions, length of neck, good chests
and bodies. Angulation shoulder and rear were good and balanced
in both and both moved well. Coats on both were really
excellent, Drift in slightly better coat today. I could have
flipped a coin to decide between them but eventually chose my
first place on Drift’s slightly fuller coat giving her the CC
and a very worthy Best in Show; Lila I gave the
Reserve CC and Reserve Best in Show. Two first class
examples of bitches who will be hard to beat in the ring and
who, I am sure, will swop places many times.
male was a beautiful dog with a good masculine head, decent
length of neck, good depth and width to chest and good spring of
rib. Excellent angulation front and rear and balanced with
resultant flowing movement. Excellent coat that would definitely
keep out the cold and the water. To be critical, I would prefer
him a shade taller and longer in neck but the rest of him in the
same ratios. Friendly, exuberant temperament to the point that
he really showed off and his handler had her hands full! Dog
Photo (L to R) Petsalls Pride Cedar, Sh Ch Nunneyswood Drifting
Snow, and Ch. Petsalls Pride Lila with handlers, Maria Knapsall,
Judge Christine Mayhew, Gemma Price, steward Nigel Eggington,
and Paula Greystone.