Conformation (Specialty) Results

1997 Specialty Winners

Judge: Richard Edwards

Best of Breed

Am. Can. CH. Linray's Over The Top ~ "Topper"

Owners: Jill Icowski, Debi Bieiec & Mary Ellen Bittlinger


Judges Critique

"Ch. Linrays Over the Top won a big Specials Class and went on to Best of Breed. It was a good Specials class with a number of very nice exhibits for me to go over but I must say I thought this black dog won with a bit to spare. I do not like his name because the one thing he is not is over the top. He is balanced. He is masculine and substantial without being coarse. I liked his masculine head which was not overdone. He has good reach of strong neck. He is well constructed with good ribs and quarters. He moved straight and true with enough animation to satisfy me. I liked his quiet style when I handled him. His handler got the best out of him without winding him up. He was presented in superb condition. Coat and tail are fine. Very pleased to have had the chance to go over him"

Best Puppy in Breed

Castilleja Cassie At Ashstone ~ "Cassie"

Owner: Cheryl Drake

Judges Critique

1 st.- Senior Puppy Bitch - Thought her a very promising yellow. Nicely balanced, neat compact and very feminine, very much in one piece. Feminine head set on a strong neck of medium length running into a strong deep body. Moved well off her quarters. Best Puppy in Show