Judges summary of the Summer Sundance Show 2021
It was so nice to be invited to judge again after a year without any dog shows,
an invitation for a prestigious show with my favourite breeds the DCBT’s Summer Sundance Show.
The entry of 80 dogs was very good and the showgrounds beautiful. Even the weather was not too bad.
American Staffordshire Terrier, entry of 7.
My BOB was Gentle Power Seek and Destroy, an excellent brindle dog from the intermediate class.
Strong but agile, great head and nice mover.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, entry of 14.
Some very high quality Staffs! My BOB was Mc Performance Person of Interest, a 2,5 year old, black brindle dog from the Champion class. Well-proportioned dog in head and body. Masculine head with excellent expression.
BOS from the junior class Bullspirit Ready to Strike, young quality bitch that turned out to be his daughter.
Bull Terrier, entry of 21.
Overall good quality and nice temperaments.
My BOB was a stunning tricolour bitch from the junior class Little Cavalier Maggy. Beautiful feminine head with downface, roman finish and fill-up. Very well constructed body and a good mover. Showed in perfect condition and very well presented. She is a real eye catcher.
BOS the impressive tricolour dog Rasels Bull Famous Lil Tony from the Open class.
Miniature Bull Terrier, entry of 38.
Nice big classes with some excellent Mini’s. Real miniature Standard Bull Terriers of correct size.
My BOB was from the Champion class, the outstanding bitch Jenny Sweet Bullopont.
Excellent little bitch with a beautiful head. Moves very well.
BOS was from the Open class Eagle vom Kaiserstuhl, beautiful brindle dog, compact built with an excellent head.
Choosing Best in Show is not an easy choice with a fine line-up. I always remember what Bullterrier specialist Tom Horner wrote about that:
“Choose the dog you would like to take home!”
To me that was August 28th the Bull Terrier Little Cavalier Maggy!
Points of concern in both Bull Terrier breeds are narrow underjaws, resulting in inverted canines in some of the dogs or very tight fitting teeth in
others. Inverted canines can cause discomfort and even pain. All Bull breeds require a strong underjaw that gives their bite strength. Both ancestors the Bulldog and the (old) Terrier possessed a
very strong underjaw. Strong means a broad and deep jaw. To me this is most important, more than a perfect scissor bite.
I would like to thank the team of DCBT Landesgruppe Mitte for the perfect organisation and in particular Ausstellungsleiter Oliver Stupp for all his support.
Hope you enjoyed your show as much as I did!
Frau Dipl. Ing. A.C.M. (Lydia) Kersbergen