The Neapolitan Mastiff Club 4th Breed Open Show
Judge: Anne Marie-Class.
Anne-Marie Writes: I would like to say that I was really pleased to judge in such a friendly, relaxed and fair atmosphere. It was a pleasure to have a real choice for the best dogs between several top level Neapolitan: massive, thick-set dogs, with good parallel planes of skull and muzzle, with good movements, a strong drive of the hindquarters and good reach of the forequarters. Mastino have such a beautiful expression that it is a shame when you cannot see it because of too many wrinkles as necessary and a too deeply set eye, and I meet that with several dogs of great quality otherwise. It was one of my regrets.
I was delighted with the temperament of your dogs, very friendly. Best In Show, the Bitch, was for me the better balanced between head and movement, I loved the Best Dog for his bone and substance, Reserve dog for his head and size (he still needs to mature with the body) and the Reserve Bitch for her exceptional sound movement.
Veteran D/B (1):
1st Bucknall's Blue Lagoon: 8 year old male shown in excellent condition. Nice head for age with good parallel lines and good proportions. Eye could be slightly darker. Very good body construction, excellent hind quarters and angulation. Excellent feet, excellent muscle condition for age. Very good top line which he kept on the move. Very good sound movement. Excellent temperament also. Congratulations!
Minor Puppy Dog (2) (1A):
1st Astbury's Chapi Ways Nesta: Really at the growing stage! Good size. Needs to develop more wrinkle as he matures. Very good skull, well carried ears. Correct topline for age. I hope he will form more bone and substance as he grows. Sound construction for age. Nice coat. Good movement but needs serious ring training, will need firm handling as he becomes adolescent.
Puppy Dog (3) (3A):
Junior Dog (3) (2A):
1st & BPD Treloar's Treloarneo Constantino: Masculine 9 month old baby-looking boy. Medium sized. good eyes, I would prefer a flatter skull, very good ear placement and carriage. Could have more parallel lines. Excellent wrinkle and dewlap. Very good bone and ribcage. Correct front feet and hind feet also. Good topline for age. Typical movement for a young dog which needs to tighten up.
Post Graduate Dog (5):
1st Jordan's Janineo Nerone: Very typical masculine dog who has the mass we are looking for in the breed. Very good head proportions with good parallel lines, good wrinkles. I would prefer a rounder eye and more open. Very good muzzle and dewlap. Excellent body construction when standing. Strong bones and muscle. Good typical feet but slightly open. Correct angulation. Strong hind quarters. Is able to move but could have more power in movement. Well balanced in construction and temperament. 2nd Feeney's Rayvonley Mighty Monty: Medium sized dog, masculine with very good head proportions. Would prefer a flatter skull and better ear carriage. Good parallelism and wrinkle. Excellent bones and substance. Excellent elastic skin. Good body construction. Very good feet. Correct sound movement. Nice temperament. 3rd Hall's Iracius The Sun At Lionridge. Res Simpson's Tannick Majestic Blue. Vhc Millar's Blue Bells Boy.
Limit Dog (2) (1A):
1st Millar's Blue Bells Boy: Good sized dog with a masculine head, but who needs to gain more substance in body. Good head with correct wrinkle. Correct feet. When moving he tends to pace but could move more smoothly. Very adolescent still. Nice temperament.
Open Dog (6) (1A):
1st & BD & RBIS & BOS Walker-Brooks's Janineo Centurion Del Tuscaneo: Masculine dog of medium size with excellent substance and bone. Well proportioned head with good wrinkle. Very good ears, well carried. Very good dewlap. Correct parellelism. Very good angulation. Excellent feet. Very good muscle and rib. Excellent top line, sound mover. Nice temperament. Well balanced dog. 2nd & RBD Cox's Rayvonley Lion: Spectacular dog with size, bone and substance. Very masculine, still immature looking. Will need to gain more substance in order to balance his size. Nice typical head with good wrinkle. Very good body construction which just needs to mature. Typical movement. Pasterns need to strengthen. Very nice temperament. Just needs time to mature. 3rd Berry's Abellatino Umberto At Kamatse. Res Zadeh's Faynad Insostuibile. Vhc Cox's Fruit D'amour Paganini of Rayvonley.
Minor Puppy Bitch (3) (1A):
1st Zadeh's Faynad Parigina: Lovely 6 month old bitch. Very typical. Very nice head with excellent expression. Lovely eyes. Very good wrinkle and dewlap. Very good parallelism. Very good bone and substance for age. Very feminine. Very good feet and angulation. Very good body construction for age. When she moves she is still very loose. Very nice temperament. 2nd Dickinson's Jordarmi Al Marjariano: Sound 6 month old bitch. Would prefer a slightly more pronounced stop. Nice eyes and wrinkle. Good parallelism and dewlap but perhaps a little too much nose at the moment. Very good construction, very sound. Very good movement. Very good feet. Very good temperament.
Puppy Bitch (4) (1A):
1st & BPB & BPIS Berry's Drosdelnoch's Lady Jade: Lovely bitch, very feminine. Very nice expression. Really noble head when alert. Very good wrinkle, very good skull and ears, well carried and set. Excellent front, very good body construction. Very good angulation, very good feet. Very good movement. Very nice temperament and a lot of style. 2nd Dickinson's Jordarmi Al Marjariano: Sound 6 month old bitch. Would prefer a slightly more pronounced stop. Nice eyes and wrinkle. Good parallelism and dewlap but perhaps a little too much nose at the moment. Very good construction, very sound. Very good movement. Very good feet. Very good temperament. 3rd Murphy's HouseofGrace Alessa.
Junior Bitch (8) (5A):
1st Speight's Lolas Northern Star: Powerful typical feminine bitch. Nice head and lovely expression. Good proportions, good wrinkle, very good skull and ears. Good dewlap. Very good body construction. Still a little high on the hind quarters. Correct angulation, very good feet. Needs more ringcraft on movement! Could show more drive from the rear. Good width of muzzle. Very well-balanced bitch. Nice temperament. 2nd Dickinson's Jordarmi Al Marjariano: Sound 6 month old bitch. Would prefer a slightly more pronounced stop. Nice eyes and wrinkle. Good parallelism and dewlap but perhaps a little too much nose at the moment. Very good construction, very sound. Very good movement. Very good feet. Very good temperament. 3rd Murphy's HouseofGrace Alessa.
Post Graduate Bitch (7) (3A):
1st Bailey's Moonshine Unique & Magnificent At Dalnarck (Imp): Typical powerful bitch of a good size. Excellent head with good parallelism. Excellent wrinkle and dewlap. Nice expression, very good eyes. Excellent bone and muscle. Very good body condtruction. Very good feet. Very good angulation. Slightly high over the hind quarters. Moves well within herself, s shame because she deserves to show herself off. Friendly temperament. 2nd Evans's Dalnarck Brina At Makaevo: Typical well-balanced bitch. Excellent head with good parallelism and very good wrinkle. very pronounced dewlap which unbalances the head a little. Excellent body construction. Lovely level topline. Excellent bone and substance. Could be slightly more angulated at the rear. On the move slightly loose in shoulders. Very nice temperament. 3rd Feeney's Rayvonley Kelsey Dream. Res Simpson's Tannick Desaury Blue.
Limit Bitch (2) (1A):
1st & BB & BIS Speight's Dalnarck Bel: Powerful typical bitch with really noble and typical expression. Excellent parallelism and head. Very good wrinkle, would have preferred a little less dewlap. Very good construction. Slightly open front feet. Firm topline. Excellent angulation. Excellent movement with drive. Excellent temperament.
Open Bitch (5) (3A):
1st & RBB Platt's Dalnarck Druda Via Vallino: Powerful bitch, superbly constructed. Powerful head with many wrinkles. Good parallelism, nose slightly short. Bitch with beautiful and typical construction. Sound and balanced. Excellent topline. Excellent bone and substance, Very good angulation. Excellent typical movement. Nice temperament. 2nd Coxs Faynad Dalia of Rayvonley: Lovely type, feminine bitch. Showing her age a little in movement today. Lovely head, typical wrinkle. Excellent dewlap. Very good eye pigment. Very good parallelism. Excellent bone and substance. Very good topline and body construction.
1st & Best Brace Simpson's Tannick Majestic Blue / Tannick Desaury Blue. Congratulations and very well done to all our Exhibitors and Exhibits, I believe an excellent day was had by all. Once again, The Neapolitan Mastiff Club would like to Thank sincerely, everyone who continues to support our Breed and our Breed Club in whatever capacity, your support is what enables our Mastino events to happen, long may your support continue.