Club show critique

THE KOMONDOR CLUBOF GEAT BRITAIN

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2017.

Thank you to the committee and Members for giving me the opportunity to judge the Komondor club show. This is a great honour for myself and it was quiet an emotional day as my parent was one of the first people to bring the breed to the UK,

The breed in my opinion is in a good state with heads very good with the right length of neck. Eyes getting a bit lighter but not too extreme to worry about, bites were good and overall shape was good, temperaments on a whole was of a good nature, Handling was not the best but knowing a Komondor they are not the easiest to handle, loved my winners,

 

So just thank you to all the exhibitors for their sporting nature in clapping all the winners and making the show such a relaxed atmosphere

JUDGE – MR PETER SIMMONS (SIMMOVON)

PUPPY DOG 1 (1)

JUNIOR DOG 2

1ST JABENEZER KAROLY CHARLES Ms Julie Branch

17 months old of good size, pleasing head plains with a good shaped eye good length of neck into good tight shoulders, pleasing front assembly, well balanced with good height to length ratio good rear angulation superb muscle tone moved with ease when settled, look forward to seeing this boy as he matures, RB DOG.

2nd JABENEZER ANDRES ANDREW Ms Julie Branch

17months smaller cast than winner but well balanced pleasing head with a good dark eye, good reach of neck to a nice lay of shoulder well balanced on profile, good rear angulation, moved well when settled, would just have liked a bit more of him for a male.

NOVICE DOG 1 (1)

POST GRADUATE DOG 1

1ST BOKORSZERI GOBE James Moore

Now this boy caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring, would have pushed best dog if he had settled and behaved, 2 yrs old stunning head shape with a pleasing shaped eye nice and dark, good dentation, superb reach of neck powerful into good shoulders lovely fore-chest with a good front assembly good bone with a good straight front, lovely barrelled chest plenty of lung room to breathe. when required, good rear angulation with good muscle tone, superb outline in profile. when he settled he moved well coming and going A lovely young male who is worth the effort to get him to behave.

LIMIT DOG 1

1ST HAWKBROCK ROLMO Mr & Mrs D Brock

Another quality male of good size with a superb profile when settled excelled in movement coming and going with a lovely side gait covering the ground with minimum of effort, 3 and a half years old lovely balanced head with a lovely dark eye good reach of neck well-muscled with plenty of power, good lay of shoulder, stunning front assembly with a good depth of fore chest good width of chest with plenty of lung room to use when required, good length of loin with good rear angulation good muscle tone, in good corded coat, he won overall thou on his movement covering the ground with reach and effortless coming and going with a superb side gait. Happy to award this boy top honours BEST DOG BEST IN SHOW.

OPEN DOG NO ENTRIES

PUPPY BITCH NO ENTRIES

JUNIOR BITCH 1

1ST JABENEZER BEATRIX BEATRICE Ms Julie Branch

Litter sister to the male jnr winner, good head shape with a good eye nice reach of neck, nice depth of fore chest with a pleasing front good bone good top-line which she held on the move nice profile when stood good rear angulation with good muscle tone, moved with ease covering the ground with reach and drive, another good bitch to follow in the future.

NOVICE BITCH NO ENTRIES

POST GRADUATE BITCH 3

1ST HAWKBROCK ZILCON Mr & Mrs B Whitham

Liked this girl a lot and would have pushed the male for top honours if she had settled in the run off for best in show, to me she is proper old school and brought back a few memories of our old stock from the early years, for me this bitch just says Komondor as it should be. 3 and a half years old stunning head shape and proportions good length of muzzle to a broadening skull, pleasing expression with a good dark eye good neck length into nice tight shoulders, superb straight front with good depth of fore chest good spring of rib, nice firm top line which she held on the move in great condition good cord length and quality, rear angulation was good with good muscle tone movement a joy to watch with good reach and drive coming and going with a superb side gait. Happy to award her BEST BITCH AND RES BEST IN SHOW.

2ND HAWKBROCK SHIWA Mr & Mrs B Whitham

Litter sister to winner and another quality bitch proper old school also, superb head plains with good muzzle length with a nice broadening skull good eye nice shape also, good reach of neck into good tight shoulders good front assembly with a good spring of rib well balanced on the move and when stood in profile, good rear angulation with good muscle tone in good corded condition moved well unlucky to meet her sister in top form today.

LIMIT BITCH 1

1ST HAWKBROCK DKARBA SENGEMO Mr & Mrs D Brock

3 and a half another good size bitch with a good shaped head with a good shaped eye, good strong and powerful reach of neck into good and tight shoulder placement, good front construction with good bone and nice fore chest with a good spring of rib, good height to length ratio well balanced in profile pleasing rear angulation with good muscle tone moved well when settled happy to award her res best bitch.

OPEN BITCH 3

1ST FODOR O’HUNGARICUM Mr S.Eburne

7Yrs old in superb condition in good corded coat so well balanced in profile, pleasing head and expression, good reach of neck into a good shoulder good front assembly good overall height to length ratio good firm top line good rear angulation with good muscle tone moved with ease and drive coming and going with a flowing side gait to admire, she just got a bit tired in the challenge to prevent her from top honours, but a credit to the owners in the way this girl was turned out.

2nd PUSZTAMAGUS PANKA SARA. Bev Manners

2yrs old at that in-between stage stunning head with a pleasing expression with a good eye shape and colour, good reach of neck into good tight shoulders nice straight front, fore chest needs to develop but this will come with age as she is a good sized bitch good overall shape with a good Height to length ratio good rear angulation with good muscle tone, move with drive and reach good coming and going, will look to see this bitch mature up as its all their just need to drop into place which I’m sure it will, nice to see the dog and handler having such a good bond.

VETERAN DOG/BITCH 4

1ST PUSTAALOM ANIKO VEDO Mrs L Cowley

9 years old a credit to his owner, won the class on movement stunning moved with reach and drive, good head shape with a good shaped eye with nice dark eye, good reach of neck into good tight shoulder placement, pleasing depth of chest with a good spring of rib, good top line which he held on the move, good height to length ratio good rear angulation with a good muscle tone. Happy to award best veteran

2ND FODOR O’HUNGARICUM Mr S. Ebourne

BRACE 3

1ST JABENEZER ZOLTAN & SOMOGYI BETYAR NYERTES LOLA JABENEZER Ms Julie Branch

Loved these to youngsters stood four square and moved in unison as a perfect pair happy to award top honours above their older competition.

2nd JABENEZER KAROLY CHARLES & JABENEZER BEATRIX BEATRICE Ms Julie Branch

Pete Simmons.

“Going over a Komondor”

If you’re interested in what judges should be looking for when they are judging your Komondor, here is a great article written by Joy C. Levy. Do bear in mind that it is from a US perspective, so some things are a little different – for instance quite an emphasis on perfect teeth, and brilliant white coat rather than biscuit/butter colour, but very informative.

Going over a Komondor By Joy C. Levy

TV Show Pilot

Here’s a flyer for an ITV Television Pilot “In the dog house”, dealing with tricky dog behaviour issues. They will be filming at a location in Hereford on 4th and 5th March.

  • Is your dog anxious?
  • Does your pup clash with other pets?
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For more imformation please email Karen.browne@rdftelevision.com or call on 0207 013 4499

Here is the original flyer

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Crufts previous winners

Here’s a look back at previous Crufts Komondor Best of Breed winners. All the videos are linked to the right place to see the Komondor.

2016 – HUN CH PIROSKA VON THURINGEN AT WHICHENDZ (IMP HUN)

2015 – HUN CH PIROSKA VON THURINGEN AT WHICHENDZ (IMP HUN)

2014 – HUN CH PIROSKA VON THURINGEN AT WHICHENDZ (IMP HUN)

2013 – AGHATA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE

2012 – JABENEZER DONGO

2011 – PUSZTAMAGUS HUNCUT BETYAR

2010 – AGHATA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE

2009 – AGHATA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE (IMP)

2008 – VERA DE LA COMBE PARISETTE TOURMENTINE (IMP)

2007 – CH/INT/EU/ VESTA KERELIN

2006 –PUSZTAMAGUS BORSIKA AT BLEAUVILLE

2005 – SEARWELL CSILLA

2004 – MERROWDOWN ARISTARCUS

2003 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)

2002 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)

2001 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)

2000 – VIHARSAROK PUSZTA JUCI AT VILMOS (IMP)