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Umsögn Mrs. Normu Inglis

Umsögn Mrs Normu Inglis um heimsóknina og sýninguna:

The Cavalier Club of Iceland

What a wonderful compliment to be invited back to Iceland to judge at your Cavalier Club show on 14th May 2022. I first came to Iceland to judge 9 years ago in 2013 so it was really interesting to
return. I arrived at Keflavik airport and was met by taxi and taken to my hotel in the centre of Reykjavik. A welcome basket from the Club awaited me in my hotel room….chocolate and bubbly…..my favourites. As I had been travelling since early morning with two flights and a change of terminal in London Heathrow, I was glad to fall into bed after a lovely evening meal and a large glass of Merlot.

The next morning, after a yummy breakfast, my student judge Herdis Hallsmarsdottir picked me up and drove me to the show venue. The equestrian centre was an ideal setting for a dog show and the hall was decorated with balloons, roller banners and a wonderful display of trophies and prizes.

  • There were 76 cavaliers entered,
  • 1 absentee making 75
  • 2 baby puppies, 31 males 42 females and a wonderful turnout of 13 Junior Handlers.

I graded all the 73 adults present and the break down was

  • 36 Excellent,
  • 31 Very Good
  • 6 Good.

On my last visit I awarded

  • 41 Excellent
  • 26 Very Good
  • 4 Good

So although statistically things haven’t altered very much, sadly my impression of the overall quality was disappointing and I felt the Cavaliers are not as good now as they were 9 years ago.

Looking at my report back in 2013, almost the same good and bad points apply.

  • What cropped up repeatedly….
  • Small eyes…some almond shaped
  • Tall dogs with long backs
  • Small dogs with chicken bone
  • Sloping croup and badly set tails….I think in the whole entry I could only count on one hand the croups I considered reasonable.
  • Poor movement
  • Heads that were too broad and heavy or else too narrow and pinched

Presentation and handling were disappointing. One or two did not appear to have been groomed very much. This is a beauty show so your dog has to look it’s best. I kept in my mind that many of the dogs on show were much loved family pets and being a show dog is not that important. But if you want to impress the judge in the very short time allocated, then you have to give your dog every chance to shine. Walking in a straight line on a loose lead allows the judge to assess its movement and it has to be used to standing on a table to be examined.

I did find what I was looking for… typical heads, great eyes, excellent presentation, sound movement, decent construction….but sadly not all on the same dog and I so wanted more

I do hope my words do not cause offence. It makes no sense for your club to go to the expense of flying in a judge from the motherland of the breed and not get a report saying how things really are. An honest assessment can do no harm and is intended to help you improve what you are breeding. Iceland with its quarantine laws does not make it easy to breed dogs and I can sympathise with the difficulties you face. Please use what you have wisely. Somewhere you are doubling up on weaknesses rather than breeding away from them. Breeding is not easy and when trying to correct one flaw it is hoped you do not bring in some other unwanted characteristics. Sometimes it feels like a game of “snakes and ladders”. (I’m not sure if you have that child’s board game in Iceland)

I wish you all the very best. Enjoy your Cavaliers. Not all of them are destined to be Champions but in the home they are all winners. That is what every single one does best. Loving companions.

Thank you to my student judge, Herdis, who was a good listener and I was impressed at her level of understanding of the breed. In my opinion, she will be an asset to the future judging of the Cavalier. Also a big thank you to my Lilja, my secretary, for her patience and expertise in writing my critiques in English.

It was a wonderful visit and the hospitality laid on by the Club was first rate. Iceland even threw in an Earth tremor. I shall treasure the warm Icelandic wool wrap given to me as my judges gift. Perfect for the chilly North East of England winter.😀

  • Bonitos Companeros Mr. Spock…..Best Male and Best in Show
  • Ljúflings Tindra…..Best Female
  • Koparlilju Askur….Best Baby
  • Snjallar Silfraða Sylgja……Best Junior

Norma Inglis (Craigowl Cavaliers)

Deildarsýning 14. maí 2022

Laugardaginn 14. maí var mikil hátíð hjá Cavalierdeild HRFÍ, þegar haldin var deildarsýning. Sýningin fór fram í Hestamiðstöðinni Dal og voru 76 hundar skráðir, 33 rakkar (þar af 2 hvolpar) og 43 tíkur, en auk þess voru sýndir 3 ræktunarhópar og 1 afkvæmahópur. Dómari var Norma Inglis frá Englandi sem býr yfir mikilli sérþekkingu á tegundinni, enda hefur hún átt og ræktað cavalier í 50 ár. Hringstjóri og dómaranemi var Herdís Hallmarsdóttir, ritari Lilja Dóra Halldórsdóttir og ljósmyndari sýningar Ágúst Elí Ágústsson. Aðalstyrktaraðili var Dýrabær.

Auk hefðbundinnar dagskrár var besti hundur í hverjum lit valinn og þegar ræktunardómi lauk var keppni ungra sýnenda, en þar var dómari Hilda Björk Friðriksdóttir.

Gefnar voru rósettur fyrir verðlaunasæti, bikarar fyrir besta rakka, bestu tík og besta ungliða, einnig veglegir gjafapokar fyrir fjögur efstu sæti í hverjum flokki og unga sýnendur. Úrslit urðu eftirfarandi: 

BOB varð ISJCh Bonitos Companeros Mr. Spock sem fékk sitt þriðja íslenska meistarastig og er þar með orðinn íslenskur meistari. BOS varð ISJCh Ljúflings Tindra sem einnig fékk þriðja íslenska meistarastigið og þar með titilinn íslenskur meistari. Við eignuðumst því tvo nýja meistara á þessari sýningu og er það afar ánægjulegt, við óskum eigendum og ræktendum þeirra innilega til hamingju. Koparlilju Askur varð besti hvolpur tegundar og Snjallar Silfraða Sylgja varð besti ungliði tegundar með ungliðameistarastig.

BOB og BOS
ISJCh Bonitos Companeros Mr. Spock og ISJCh Ljúflings Tindra

Hvolpaflokkur 6-9 mánaða

Rakkar (2)

  1. sæti SL Koparlilju Askur, rækt. Valdís Ósk Ottesen
  2. sæti L Eldlukku Ljúfi Tinni, eig. Þorbera Fjölnisdóttir, rækt. Svanborg S. Magnúsdóttir

Aðrir rakkar voru samtals 31 í 5 flokkum. 11 fengu einkunnina Excellent, 17 fengu Very good og 3 fengu Good.

Ungliðaflokkur (10)

  1. sæti ex.ck. jun.cert Miðkots Bragi, eig. Birgitta Rán Friðfinnsdóttir, rækt. Sunna Gautadóttir
  2. sæti ex. Esju Mikki, eig. og rækt. Svanhvít Sæmundsdóttir
  3. sæti ex. Brellu Kviku Skjálfti, eig. Sandra Sif Ragnarsdóttir, rækt. Valka Jónsdóttir
  4. sæti ex. Litlu Giljár Bassi, eig. Valbjörg Elsa Haraldsdóttir, rækt. Gerður Steinarrsdóttir

Unghundaflokkur (3)

  1. sæti ex.ck. Hafnarfjalls Unu Flóki, eig. og rækt. Anna Þórðardóttir Bachmann
  2. sæti vg. ISJCh Mjallar Týr, eig. og rækt. Arna Sif Kærnested
  3. sæti vg. Eldlilju Daníelu Loki, eig. Agnes Ólöf Jónsdóttir, rækt. Þórunn Aldís Pétursdóttir

Opinn flokkur (14)

  1. sæti ex.ck. ISJCh Bonitos Companeros Mr. Spock, eig. Arna Sif Kærnested, Anna Þórðardóttir Bachmann og Markus Kirschbaum, rækt. Markus Kirschbaum
  2. sæti ex.ck. Hafnarfjalls Unu Máni, eig. Björk Grétarsdóttir, rækt. Anna Þórðardóttir Bachmann
  3. sæti ex. Hrísnes Hugo II, eig. Sif Sturludóttir, rækt. Þuríður Hilmarsdóttir.
  4. sæti ex. Eldlilju Gismó, eig. Konráð Guðmundsson og Guðrún Guðnadóttir, rækt. Þórunn Aldís Pétursdóttir

Meistaraflokkur (2)

  1. sæti ex.ck. ISCh RW-17-21 Ljúflings Merlin Logi, eig. Rúnar Már Sverrisson og Guðbjörg Björnsdóttir, rækt. María Tómasdóttir
  2. sæti ex.ck. ISCh Eldlukku Mjölnir, eig. Vilhjálmur Þór Arnarsson, rækt. Svanborg S. Magnúsdóttir

Öldungaflokkur (2)

  1. sæti vg. Tröllatungu Myrkvi, eig. og rækt. Sigríður Elsa Oddsdóttir
  2. sæti vg. Mánaljóss Brúnó, eig. Halla Bergþóra Björnsdóttir, rækt. Kristín Bjarnadóttir

Úrslit bestu rakkar

  1. ISJCh Bonitos Companeros Mr. Spock – Ísl. meistarastig
  2. ISCh RW-17-21 Ljúflings Merlin Logi
  3. ISCh Eldlukku Mjölnir
  4. Hafnarfjalls Unu Máni

Tíkur voru samtals 43 í 4 flokkum en ein mætti ekki. 25 fengu einkunnina Excellent, 14 fengu Very good og 3 fengu Good.

Ungliðaflokkur (14-1)

  1. sæti ex.ck. jun.cert. Snjallar Silfraða Sylgja, eig. og rækt. Steinunn Rán Helgadóttir
  2. sæti ex.ck. Sjávarlilju Jökla, rækt. Sigurbjörg Guðmundsdóttir
  3. sæti ex. Litlu Giljár Blær, eig. og rækt. Gerður Steinarrsdóttir
  4. sæti ex. Esju Nótt, eig. og rækt. Svanhvít Sæmundsdóttir

Unghundaflokkur (10)

  1. sæti ex.ck. Brellu Afríku Kaíró, eig. Belinda Chenery, rækt. Valka Jónsdóttir
  2. sæti ex.ck. Hafnarfjalls Unu Freyja, eig. Sigrún Bragadóttir, rækt. Anna Þórðardóttir Bachmann
  3. sæti ex. Þórshamrar Sölku Sjöfn, eig. Guðrún Björg Guðmundsdóttir, rækt. Fríða Björk Elíasdóttir
  4. sæti ex. Sóleyjar Ísabella, eig. og rækt. Kristín Ósk Bergsdóttir

Opinn flokkur (18)

  1. sæti ex.ck. ISJCh Ljúflings Tindra, eig. og rækt. María Tómasdóttir
  2. sæti ex.ck. Eldlukku Frán Þulu Lukka, eig. Steinunn Rán Helgadóttir, rækt. Svanborg S. Magnúsdóttir
  3. sæti ex.ck. Hafnarfjalls Selmu Sara, eig. Sigrún Lilja Ingibjargardóttir, rækt. Anna Þórðardóttir Bachmann
  4. sæti ex.ck. Hrísnes Lukka, eig. Íris Björg Hilmarsdóttir, rækt. Þuríður Hilmarsdóttir

Meistaraflokkur (1)

  1. sæti ex.ck. NORDICCh ISCh ISJCh RW-17-21 Teresajo Sabrína Una, eig. Anna Þórðardóttir Bachmann, rækt. Dominika Troscianko og Teresa Joanna Troscianko

Úrslit bestu tíkur

  1. ISJCh Ljúflings Tindra Ísl. meistarastig
  2. Eldlukku Frán Þulu Lukka
  3. Hafnarfjalls Selmu Sara
  4. Sjávarlilju Jökla

Litadómar – Bestu hundar í hverjum lit

Blenheim: ISJCh Bonitos Companeros Mr. Spock

Tricolour: NORDICCh ISCh ISJCh RW-17-21 Teresajo Sabrína Una

Ruby: Sóleyjar Ísabella

Black & tan: Eldlilju Daníelu Úlfa

Ræktunarhópar:

  1. sæti HP ÆP Hafnarfjalls ræktun
  2. sæti HP Brellu ræktun
  3. sæti HP Litlu Giljár ræktun

Afkvæmahópur:

  1. sæti HP ÆP NORDICCh ISCh ISJCh RW-17-21 Teresajo Sabrína Una

Ungir sýnendur

Yngri flokkur (13)

  1. Jóhanna Sól Ingadóttir með Hafnarfjalls Unu Brák
  2. Emilý Björk Kristjánsdóttir með Hafnarfjalls Unu Birtu
  3. Halldóra Þráinsdóttir með Sóleyjar Sunnu Líf
  4. Aníta Hlín Kristinsdóttir með Eldlilju Gismó

Eldri flokkur (4)

  1. Eyrún Eva Guðjónsdóttir með Hafnarfjalls Unu Tinnu
  2. Margrét Anna Lapas með Eldlukku Mjölni
  3. Ylfa Karitas Þráinsdóttir með Litlu Giljár Arabellu
  4. Sandra Rún Óskarsdóttir með Hafnarfjalls Unu Birtu

Deildin óskar öllum vinningshöfum og ræktendum innilega til hamingju með árangurinn. Birt með fyrirvara um villur, vinsamlegast látið vita ef einhverjar finnast.

Gleðjumst saman og förum út að borða

Í tilefni deildarsýningarinnar þann 14. maí næstkomandi og heimsókn dómarans Normu Inglis langar deildinni að fagna og fara út að borða saman laugardagskvöld eftir sýninguna

Farið verður á Blik Bistro, kl. 19 . Í boði er þriggja rétta máltíð sem kostar 6.900. Val er um þrjá mismunandi forrétti, þrjá mismunandi aðalrétti og tvo eftirrétti sem má sjá í skráningarforminu.

Smellið hér til að skrá ykkur í matinn.

Skráning í matinn lýkur fimmtudaginn 12. maí kl. 20.00

Hvetjum alla keppendur til að mæta og gleðjast saman.

Kynning á dómara deildarsýningarinnar 14. maí 2022 – Norma Inglis

Norma Inglis – CRAIGOWL CAVALIERS.
Cavaliers have been my passion since setting eyes on the first one in 1971. Amber, a Blenheim, came to live with us in 1972 and was a much-loved family pet, remaining with us until she died in her 17th year. She was our introduction to Cavaliers and responsible for my life-long love affair with this wonderful breed. For over 40 years, Gordon and I have exhibited regularly with some success and feel we have established a line of Cavaliers that fit the Standard, paying particular attention in our breeding to type, soundness and temperament. To date we have made up 17 UK Champions, plus numerous other CC & RCC winners, including the Blenheim, Ch Craigowl Silkience, the Bitch CC winner at Crufts 1992. „Nellie“ passed away in her 16th year and gave hope that health wise, our breed was not doomed despite the difficulties we all face from time to time.

Lesa áfram Kynning á dómara deildarsýningarinnar 14. maí 2022 – Norma Inglis