Once again a well attended Discover Dogs at the Excel in London. I promise pictures will follow!
Crufts was once again a good day out. There were 9 Komondors entered this year.
Pictures to follow…
A good club show despite the weather. Pictures to follow…
Discover dogs is a fantastic way to get to see dog breeds up close. With a corner spot, and Barkus’ roll in the Pastoral breeds judging, the Komondor stand was sure to be extremely busy. The Komondor is a specialist breed, and most people would be ill suited to own a Kom, but the best way to ensure the breed continues is to make sure that people know about its existence. Those few people who are suited to the breed then at least have the option.
An enjoyable day at the AGM discussing Komondors!
(Lovely illustration by Isobel)
The dates that cropped up during the AGM have been added to the calendar on this website. (Club show and next years AGM).
If you would like to see a real Komondor up close, come and see us at Crufts either in the ring or at the discover dogs area!
The Komondor Club of GB AGM is on 25th February
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
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