Shardanell Golden Retrievers

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Below are some of Murphy's critiques.  Others to follow:



Golden Retriever of Wales Championship Show - 15th February 2003


Shardanell All That Jazz  - a cracker, a beautifully balanced outline, lovely head, dark eye, sweet expression, smiling right through, under a mass of puppy coat a well constructed dog, good shoulders, short coupled body, moved out very well.  Surely one with a good future.  Best Puppy Dog.


Sue Almey


Berkshire Downs and Chilterns Golden Retriever Championship Show -

4th November 2006


Shardanell All That Jazz JW - My star of the day.  Gorgeous head and melting smiling expression, lovely eye shape and pigment, good stop correct ear set, super reach of neck into well laid back shoulders and equally angled upper arm, good fore-chest, lovely feet, well up on pasterns and tight elbows, good spring of rib, short in the couplings, good width across the rear quarters, good second thigh. So well muscled, his double coat is a lush gold and in super condition.  He simply flowed round the ring with a lovely head and tail carriage, demanding attention.  CC.


Barbara Mills


This was Murphy's third ticket and he therefore gained his Sh Ch title.


Thank you to the judges who have thought so highly of Murphy.




Below are some of Harry's recent critiques:



Paignton Championship Show - 14th July 2006

Shardanell Castaspell  - Such a well put together dog with balance all through.  Beautiful head and expression.  Stands true in front with correct length of upper arm to shoulder placement.  He has the width of chest and plenty of heart room.  Let down in brisket, nicely ribbed up, strength over the loin and well developed quarters.  Well turned in stifle, covers the maximum ground with the minimum of effort.  CC and Best of Breed.


Colin MacKay



Harry on the move at Paignton



East of England Agricultural Society Championship Show -

19th July 2006


Shardanell Castaspell  - Presents a very pleasing profile, with excellent balance.  Kind head giving the most gentle expression, good in forehand, lovely bone and feet, nice depth of chest, firm in loin and hindquarters, hocks well let down, firm level topline, moved soundly fore and aft. Presented and handled well.  CC.


Ellen Allen-Rossiter



National Gundog Championship Show - 5th August 2006


Shardanell Castaspell - lovely head with true melting expression, straightest of fronts, lengthy neck into well laid shoulder, correct level topline, short coupled, well turned stifle, moved out well from strong well muscled quarters, good overall balance. RCC.

Lyn Strudwick



City of Birmingham Championship Show - 3rd September 2006


Shardanell Castaspell - an outstanding dog, so full of quality.  In lovely coat and condition he stood perfectly balanced.  Gorgeous head with melting expression.  Excellent neck, lovely shoulder and upper arm.  Strong, deep body with good topline and tailset.  Excellent hindquarters with good bend of stifle and short strong hocks.  A picture both standing and moving. RCC.

Margarent Woods


Thank you to the judges who have thought so highly of Harry.


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