Riverwatcher Atka's show results

 Crufts best dog
Mrs Babs Harding (Breed Specialist) , SKC 2013
"What a super puppy to start with, pleasing head & expression, good neck & shoulders, well bodied, good bone & feet, moving so well for such a baby, very responsive to his handler, I look forward to watching his progress with interest. BP"
Mrs S Sevastupulo (Breed Specialist), Paignton 2013
"Pleasing youngster of good shape & strength. Correct shaped head with good ears. Has good bone & substance, plenty of coat of good texture & is well made all through with good angulation, correct topline & well feathered tail. Has a lovely playful temperament, moved soundly & has that jaunty action so typical of the breed. BP"
Mrs Jenny Miller, URC 2013
"This is my type of Nova who so fits the Standard, very attractive medium sized youngster of 9 months & a new one to myself, stunning side profile & just as nice to go over, super head, well shaped with kind almond shaped medium wide set dark eyes, good base to high set on triangular ears, good length to clean neck with feathering, well laid back shoulders & super foreangles, elbows well in on straight well boned legs, lovely feet, level back over a body with depth & substance, ribs well sprung into short strong loin, hindquarters well muscled & with good return of stifle, super red soft double coat so well presented with the correct white tip to his heavily feathered waving tail, movement was very impressive springy & so sound with great drive & ground coverage. RBD, BP"
Mrs Liz Cartledge, NSDTR Club of UK Open Show 2013
"BIS, Anstead’s Riverwatcher Atka, 13 months, comfortable winner I thought, good head, broad skull, well balanced, well coated and presented, fit & well muscled, ample bone, very good topline & quarters, held his topline on the move which was springy with good rear drive, focused and positive all the way through & really deserved his BIS win".
Mr Richard Stafford, Chertsey & District Open Show 2014
"BOB & Group 4, Pleasing expression and neat ears, correct length of neck leading to well angulated shoulders, enough bone and neat feet, deep chested body, maintaining an excellect topline standing and moving, super hindquarters which he used to advantage on the move, shown in excellent coat and condition, should have a good future"
Mrs Jill Peak, Welsh Kennel Club 2015
"Anstead's Riverwatcher Atka. Two and a half yr old male, very nice breed type, full of quality. Good masculine head without coarseness, good neck and front assembly, nice bone, good legs and feet,  good body, well ribbed, strong loin, good quarters and set on.  Went well both ways and in profile. Shown in good coat and condition." CC & BOB
Mr Bill Bunce, South Wales 2015
"Anstead's Lux Ch Riverwatcher Atka. Well developed three year old in tip top condition and so well prepared and presented. So very typical of the breed. Excellent shape to skull and muzzle. Correct clean dentition. So keen yet biddable. Ideal depth to chest and excellent balance between front and rear assemblies. Level topline maintained throughout. Well muscled over loin and good bone all through. Good driving action from well placed hocks and neat feet. Moves to maximum effect with minimum effort. I couldn't find fault in him. Happily my co-judge agreed he was Best Dog & BOB"
Mr Frank Kane, Birmingham National 2016
"Lux Ch Riverwatch Atka, 3 ½ years, lovely type & an excellent mover, in beautiful condition, excellent head & eye. CC & BOB;"
Mr John Thirwell, Scottish Kennel Club 2016
"Anstead's Lux / Int Ch Riverwatcher Atka CW16. Quality dog well constructed throughout. Pleasing head with good eye and expression. Deep well made body with lovely legs and feet. Strong powerful hindquarters. Moved soundly with drive and shown in lovely coat & condition. A pleasure to award him CC I later learned his 3rd well done"
Mr Andrew Brace, Midland Counties 2016
"Handsome dog fully mature & of excellent overall type. Correctly proportioned outline, very typical head & expression, nicely marked, well boned, good spring of rib, firm topline. Moves true with scope & power. Easy BOB winner"
Mrs Jenny Miller, NSDTR Club Of UK Championship Show 2017
"Anstead MULTI CH RIVERWATCHER ATKA This young dog was my star of the day and I was so pleased to learn and then realize that I had judged him 4 years earlier as a baby and awarded him Best Puppy in breed and Res best dog so in finding him today amongst the quality in this class was special. He stood out with lovely ring presence with good attention to his handler, stands covering the ground well having a good balance and nice moderate shape and size. Has a great head piece clean lines super dark almond alert eyes, well dropped triangular ears well used and feathered, clean flowing neck to shoulders, holds a firm short back broad rump with a slight slope well feathered high set tail waving with nice tip. Correct angulation front and rear with good body substance and muscle tone. Cleanly presented and conditioned straight dense light red coat of a good texture. Elbows well in to brisket on moderate strongly boned legs and tight arched webbed feet. Short hocks well let down. Stunning mover very powerful brisk side stride and very sound front reach and an impressive rear driving action which showed and won him BIS over the bitch in the challenge. DCC BIS."
Mrs Tina Westwood (Breed Specialist), Birmingham National Championship Show 2017
"Anstead's Sh Ch Int Ch Lux Ch Bel NL Ch Riverwatcher Atka CW, very nice breed type, full of quality. Good masculine head without coarseness, good neck & front assembly, nice bone, good legs & feet, good body, well ribbed, strong loin, good quarters, tail correct set. Went well both ways & in profile. Shown in good coat & condition.CC & BOB."
Mr Jeff Horswell, Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show 2017
"Anstead's Multi Ch Riverwatcher Atka CW16. Really super dog who is so well made and conditioned. Super head. Plenty of neck which is strong. Grand body. Firm in topline. Could be tidier out and back but goes with an easy profile stride. CC & BOB" 
Mrs Diane Stewart-Ritchie, Gundog Society of Wales 2017
"Anstead's Sh Ch/Bel/Lux/Nl/Int Sh Ch Riverwatcher Atka CW'16,BWNL'14/16, BWBE'1, BD & BOB.  Wow! What a stunner! Everything in the right place. He screams Duck Toller to you and when he moves he just takes it to another level. Presented in rock hard condition and in full immaculate coat. Topline solid and sure and never once loosing it on the move. Correct wedge shaped head with good eye and enough work.. Clean in foreface with nice big nose.  Ear set correct and of medium size.   Great front assembly, fabulous ribs and short strong loin.  Super rear quarters and correct tailset.  Stands over a good amount of ground and has the correct length to height ratio. Strong bone and neat feet.  There is nothing overdone about him - moderate but correct.  When he moves his side gait is eye catching with that lovely spring in his step so synonymous with the breed.  Super head carriage and tail action. He was pushed hard by his kennel mate for BOB, just edging it with his typical movement"
Show name Judge Class  Placing  Comment
 NSDTR Club of UK Champ Show Mrs C Coode Open 1st BEST IN SHOW & DCC
Show name Judge Class  Placing  Comment
 Manchester Champ Show  Mr K Young  Open  1st  BOB
 Merseyside Gundog Open Show  Mr R Stafford  Open  1st  BOB & Group 4 in Show
 Crufts  Mr J Luscott  Open  1st  DCC & BD, BOS
 NSDTR Club of UK Champ Show  Mrs J Miller  Open  1st  BEST IN SHOW & DCC
 Combined Canine Int Ch Show  Mr T Bradley III   Champion  1st Excellent  CACIB, Green Star &  RBOB
 Combined Canine National Ch Show  Mr S Scarpellini  Champion  1st Excellent  Green Star & BOB
 Amiens  Mr R Soulat  Champion  1st Excellent  CACIB & BOB
 Birmingham National Ch Show  Mrs T Westwood  Open  1st  DCC & BOB - shortlisted in Group
 Scottish Kennel Club  Mr Jeff Horswell  Open  1st  DCC & BOB
 Windsor  Mrs Aidine Howes   Open  1st  RDCC
 Hampshire Gundog Open Show  Mr R McDonald   Open   1st   BOB
 National Gundog Mr D Hutchinson   Open   2nd   
 WKC Mrs P Blay   Open   1st   DCC & BOB
 Richmond  Mrs P Williams  Open  1st  BOB
 SWKA Ms W Bebb Sutton  Open  1st  BOS
 Gundog Society of Wales Mrs D Stewart-Ritchie   Open   1st   BOB
 Midland Counties Mrs S Pinkerton  Open  1st  BOB
NSDTR Club of UK Open Show Mr R Bott  Open  1st  RBD
Coventry & District Gundog Ms R McDonald  Open  1st  BOB & RBIS
Ladies Kennel Association  Mr C Atkinson  Open  1st  BOB
Show name Judge Class  Placing  Comment
 Hoogstraten, Belgium  I Kuyken  Open  1st Excellent  RCAC & RCACIB
 Manchester, UK  H Fryckstrand  Open  2nd  
 Gent, Belgium  R Bloome  Open  1st Excellent  BOS,CAC & CACIB - Belgian Sh Ch title earned
 Crufts  B Smith  Open  4th  
 IKC Celtic Winners Show, Ireland  D Stewart Ritchie   Champion  1st Excellent  BOB,Green Star & CACIB
 Chertsey & District Canine Society  R Millan  Open  1st  BOB
 Belgian Toller Club Championship  M Legrand Leloup  Champion  1st Excellent  BEST IN SHOW & CAC
 Belgian Retriever Club Championship   D Chalard   Champion  1st Excellent  BOS, CAC
 Birmingham National  Frank Kane  Open  1st  2nd CC & BOB
 Scottish Kennel Club  John Thirwell   Open  1st  3rd CC - UK Sh Ch
 Paignton & District  Sky Westwood  Open  1st  RBD
 National Gundog  Carol Coode  Open  2nd  
 Welsh Kennel Club  Jonathan Daltrey  Open  1st  4th CC
 City of Birmingham  Judy Harrington   Open   2nd   RBD 
 Richmond  Gordon Haran  Open  1st  RBD
 Maastricht Day 1  W Holstenbech  Champion  1st Excellent  BOB,CAC & CACIB
 Maastricht Day 2  R Leelen  Champion  1st Excellent  RCAC & CACIB,   BWNL'16
 Midland Counties Champ Show  A Brace   Open  1st   BOB
 Mid Herts Gundog Open Show    Open & Champ  1st & 3rd  BOB
The Holland Cup Mrs M Blaha Champion 1st BOB,CAC & CACIB
 Amsterdam Winner Show  Dhr A Simons  Champion 1st BOB,2CAC, CACIB & Winner'16 - NL Ch
Show name
 Mouscron, Belgium  Mrs Shenashenko (Russia)
 1st Excellent
 Martinidog show, Netherlands  Dr L Hearn (Australia)  Open  1st Excellent BOB,CAC,CACIB, Benelux Winner NL 15
 NSDTR Club of UK Champ Show  Mr Moray Armstrong  Limit  1st  RCC
 Luxembourg  Mr Walter Van Den Broeck   Open 1st Excellent CACL
 Belgain Retriever Club Champ Show  Mr Frank Whyte
 1st Excellent  RCAC
 Belgain Toller Club Champ Show  
 Ingrid Kuyken (Breed Specialist)
 Open  1st Excellent  BEST IN SHOW CAC
 Southern Counties Canine Association  Mr Harri Lehkonen   Open  1st
 World Dog Show, Milan, Italy  Mr Nerilli Luigi  Open 1st Excellent  RCAC
 Douai, France  Mr De Mello  Open 1st Excellent BOB,CAC,CACIB
 Hampshire Gundog  Hilary Male (Breed)/Ramsey  Nagaty (BIS)  Open  1st  BOB & Group 4
 National Gundog  Mrs Tina Westwood (Breed Specialist)  Open  2nd  RCC
Welsh Kennel Club Mrs Jill Peak  Open  1st BOB & 1st CC
Luxembourg Mr Guy Kips  Open 1st Excellent Luxembourg Ch & RCACIB & CACL
South Wales Kennel Association Mr Bill Bunce  Open 1st BOB
Mid Herts Gundog Club Show

Sky Westwood (Breed Specialist)

Toller Club of UK Open Show Dr Ron James
 Open 1st
Holland Cup Mr J De Cuyper  Open

1st Excellent

BOB, CAC, CACIB & Int ShCh title earned
 Amsterdam Winner Mr W Hochstenbach  Open 1st Excellent  RCAC & RCACIB
Show name

Stoke on Trent Gundog

Sky Westwood (Breed Specialist)

 Junior 1st
 Thames Valley Canine Association  Mrs L Trow
 Horley and District Canine
 Ms S Tubb
 United Retriever Club  Mrs E Lacey
 Crufts  Mr C Bexon  Special Yearling 2nd Qualifies for Crufts 2015
 Hampshire Gundog Society  Mr P Goodall  Graduate 1st
 NSDTR Club Of UK  Mr John Thirwell  Junior 2nd  
 Wellingborough Canine Society  Ms Roisin Howlett  Junior & Post Graduate 1st
 Chertsey & District  Mr R Stafford  Post Graduate 1st
BOB & Gundog Group 4
 West Country Dog Society
 Mrs Jenny Miller
 Post Graduate
 Birmingham National  Mr Van den Burgh
 Post Graduate
 Scottish Kennel Club  Mrs V Foss
 Post Graduate & Open
1st & 2nd

RCC  & SB Number earned

 Southern Counties Canine Association

 Mr Pekka Teini (Finland)

 Limit 3rd  
 Three Counties  Mrs A Howes  Post Graduate 2nd  RBD
 Windsor  Mrs M Edridge  Limit 2nd  RCC
 Hampshire Gundog Society  Ms C Carter  Post Graduate  1st  
 NSDTR Club of UK  Mrs P Blay  Limit  1st
 Brussels  Mr A Komorowski  Open  1st Excellent
BOS 2CAC CACIB Benelux Winner BE 14
 Mrs E Hughes
Show name

South of England Gundog (Open Show)

Gill May                      Junior 1st
 Birmingham National Mrs V Foss  Minor Puppy  1st 
Qualifies for Crufts 2014 
Mrs Babs Harding (Breed Specialist)                              
Puppy 1st
Best Puppy
 Mrs S Sevastupulo (Breed Specialist)
Best Puppy
 National Gundog Mrs B Hutchinson
 United Retriever Club Championship
Mrs Jenny Miller
Best Puppy & RBOB
 Welsh Kennel Club  Mr Jeff Luscott
Best Puppy
 Bedford & District Canine Society (Open)  Mrs Jacque Bayne
BP, BOB. Gundog Grp 4
Puppy Gundog Grp 3
 Hitchin & District Canine Society (Open)
 Mrs Sharon Rogers
Best Puppy
 United Retriever Club (Open)
 Mrs J Darby
 NSDTR Club of UK (Open)
 Mrs L Cartledge