Going to shows is my big passion, this you can also see from the amount of critiques that Chai has. Her success has been quite varying, everything from Good to CAC. She has one CAC and three res-CACs from Finland, one CAC from Estonia and two CACs and res-CACIB from Belarus. Chai is Estonian and Belarussian Champion. At the moment we are hunting for the last needed CAC to become FI CH.
Chai at the first ever RR-specialty -08, OPEN VG4/12 (Photo: Reea Salomaa)
- BY & EE CH
- 1xCAC, 3xres-CAC, 1xEE CAC, 2xBY CAC, 1xres-CACIB
- 2xBOS, 2xBB2, 2xBB3, 1xBB4
- Kokkola CACIB, 4.7.2009, judge Nina Karlsdotter, Sweden
CH EXC2, BB4
"Feminint huvud. Bra proportioner men nospartiet kunde vara något kraftigare. Bra ögon och öron. Elegant hals. Bra rygg. Något rundat kors. Tillräcklig kropp. Kunde vara fylligare i fronten och något djupare. Bra benstomme. Välvinklad och välgående. Bra päls, ridgen ok. Välvisad."
"Feminine head. Good proportions but the muzzle could be a little stronger. Good eyes and ears. Elegant neck. Good back. A little steep croup. Enough body. Could have a more forechest and deeper. Good bone. Good angulations and moves well. Good coat, ridge ok. Well presented."
- Helsinki CACIB, Aptus Show, 24.5.2009, judge Petr Rehanek, Chech
CH EXC2, BB3, res-CAC
"3 Jahre alt. Gut gebaut. Typischer Kopf. Schärengebiss. Ohren gut angesetzt. Typischer Hals. Brustkorb breit und tief. Rücken gute. Vorden- und Hinterhand gut gewinkelt. RegelmäBige Bewegung."
"3 years. Good body. Typical head. Scissor bite. Well set ears. Typical neck. Broad and deep chest. Good back. Good angulations front and rear. Regular movement."
- Mouhijärvi group show, 2.5.2009, judge Markku Mähönen
"Right proportions. Good bones but body should be stronger. Long head, good line of muzzle and scull but the muzzle should be clearly stonger. Good neck and topline. The springs of ribs could be stronger. Good angulations. Good step from the side. A little softness in hocks. Behaves well. Ridge could be a little longer."
- Hollola Group show, 1.5.2009, judge Harri Lehkonen
"Very light in body stucture, a little airy bitch. Head and body should be stronger. Well angulated. Acceptable ridge. Shows herself calmly and moves with good step."
- Lappeenranta CACIB, 11.4.2009, judge Agnes Ganami Kertes, Israel, trainee judge Taina Nygård
"Rather raining looking dog. Does not have power. Good head and proportions. Good topline. Straight in shoulders. Good angulation behind. Correct ridge and crowns. Too much tuck up. Should show more powerful in movement."
- Tampere CACIB, 14.3.2009, judge Boris Baich, Slovenia
"Good size. Lighter bones. Balanced head and body. Correct topline. Correct underline. Too close movement at front legs."
- Rauma Group show, 21.2.2009, judge Ligita Zake, Latvia
CH EXC1, BB3
"Correct type & proportions. Correct proportions of head. Correct topline & volume of body. Correct angulation. Feet tight enough. Could have more powerful hindquarter. Correct temperament."
- Turku CACIB, 24.1.2009, judge Karl-Erik Johansson, Sweden
"Utmärk typ. Feminint huvud, kunde haft kraftigare nosparti. Mellan bruna ögon. Vacker hals. Bra rygglinje. Borde ha mer bröstkorg. Bra vinklar. Rör sig bra. Bra ritz."
"Excellent type. Feminine head, could have stronger muzzle. Middle brown eyes. Beautiful neck. Good topline. Should have more chest. Good angulations. Moves well. Good ridge."
- Helsinki CACIB, 14.12.2008, Winner 2008, judge Arne Foss, Norway
"Mycket feminin. Ganska bra huvud. Bär det ena örat något konstigt. Tilräckligt mörka ögon. Något knappa vinklar fram. Välkropppad. Något sluttande kors. Mycket bra ridge. Rör sig ganska bra, något trängt bak. Trevligt temperament. Välvisad."
"Very feminine. Quite good head. Carries the other ear a little funny. Dark enough eyes. A little scanty angulations front. Good body. A little steep croup. Very good ridge. Moves quite well, a little close behind. Nice temperament. Well presented."
- Sillamäe CAC, Estonia, 29.11.2008, judge Malgorzata Wieremiejczyk-Wierzchowska, Poland
CH EXC1, BB1, BOS, CAC, EE CH
"Elegant bitch, good head. Good neck and topline. Good front and back legs angulation. Good movement. Excellent temperament."
- RR specialty, Lahti, 15.11.2008, judge Cheryl Currie-Thompson, Australia
"Good breed type. Two and half year bitch. Very pretty bitch. Good head. Round eyes. Good lenght of neck. I would prefer more front angulations. Hind angulations ok. Good topline. Croup is a little steap. Ridge is ok. I would prefer better feet. Moved ok but not straight."
- European Winner, Budabest, Hungary, 3.10.2008, judge Stefan Stefik, Slovakia
We didn´t get a written critique but the judge said "She´s a nice bitch, but too narrow behind when she moves."
- Heinoa CAC, 17.8.2008, judge Massimiliano Mannucci, Italy
"Would prefer a tighter jaws. Too light in overall structure. Narrow chest. Straight elbow. Good bone. Sufficient ridge. Would prefer closer feet. Needs more drive."
- Kouvola CAC, 16.8.2008, judge Sakari Poti
OPEN EXC1, BB2, res-CAC
"Light brown. Middle size. Right proportions. A little light head. Good short ears. Long good ridge. Dry neck. A white mark in the chest. Good body and legs. Moves with long steps. Calm, pleasant behavour."
- Ristiina Group show, 9.8.2008, judge Esko Nummijärvi
"Breed type very good. Short body and long legs. Too airy bitch. Right length of head. The muzzle should be deeper. Long good neck. Dog is still high in rear. Good back, upright pelvis. Chest could be longer and forechest more showable. Good legs. Good ridge. Should move better."
- Pori CACIB, 27.7.2008, judge Elzbieta Schwalibog, Poland
"Delikate Typ. Delikate Vorgesicht, genug dunkle Augen. Korrekte Halslinie und Vorbrust. Korrekte Brust, Winklungen und Ridge. Lauft gut."
"Delicate type. Delicate head, dark enough eyes. Correct neckline and forechest. Correct chest, angulations and ridge. Moves well."
- Haapsalu CAC, Estonia, 19.7.2008, judge Gunnar Nymann, Denmark
"2 years. Medium sized. Sufficent substance in body but would like stronger head, especially underjaw. Correct bite. Ok neck. Normal angulation. Good croup and tailset. Sufficent forechest. A little open elbows. Good ?. Must be stronger in rear. Tends to step over. Ok ridge."
"27months. Good size. Feminine. Correct teeths. Nice expression. Correct in front. Nice proportions in body. Good topline. Not good croup. Sufficent mover."
- Kotka CACIB, 14.6.2008, judge Steven Seymour, Australia
"Feminine bitch. Nice balance when standing. I would like a little more strength in foreface and better neck and shoulders. Very good bone and feet. Needs more width in forechest and a bigger ridcage. Ridge is very good. Croup and tailset could be better. Movement is a little weak in front."
- Helsinki CACIB, Aptus show, 25.5.2008, judge Karl-Erik Johansson, Sweden
"Mycket god typ, feminint huvud, mellan bruna ögon. Kunde ha lite bättre utfyllt nosparti. Bra bett. Bra hals och rygg, bra bröstkorg. Mycket bra vinklar. Rör sig bra men förlorar sin resning. Visar sig bra."
"Very good type, feminine head, middle brown eyes. Could have better filled muzzle. Good bite. Good neck and back, good ribcage. Very good angulations. Moves well but looses her carriage. Shows herself well."
- Vaasa CACIB, 26.4.2008, judge Marija Kavcic, Slovenia
"2 years old. Good size, correct scull, enough long muzzle but too weak underjaw. Stronger stop, correct dentition, well set neck, lighter body. Medium bones, longer feet. In movement not enough balanced, loose in front, weak behind."
- Lappeenranta CACIB, 24.3.2008, judge Gunnel Holm
"Bitch that should have stronger underjaw. Good scull, neck and backline. A little loose elbows. Suitable bones. Ridge could be longer. Red colour could be deeper. Moves well."
- Turku CACIB, 27.1.2008, judge Christian Jouanchicot, France
"Correct bite. Correct size. Excellent topline. Very good box, crown & ridge. Elegant neck. Correct head. Correct front. Very good hindquarters and tail. Very close behind. Needs more drive."
- Kajaani CACIB, 6.1.2008, judge Harri Lehkonen
"A young bitch still under developement. Still very light muzzle. Well angulated legs. Acceptable ridge. Ribcage should get stronger. Moves with light steps. Needs time. Well presented."
- Helsinki CACIB, Winner 2007, 8.12.2007, judge Martin Johansson, Sweden
"Tik av bra proportioner. Behöver mer kraft i nospartiet. Bra bröstkorg. Rör sig framfallande och bak undetställd. Behöver more harmonie. Bra päls."
"Bitch with good proportions. Needs more strength in muzzle. Good ribcage. Moves front down and rear under the body?. Needs more harmony. Good coat."
- Tampere, Ridgeback Club of Finland´s Open show, 25.11.2007, judge Juha Putkonen
"Bigger than average. Young bitch who gives an airy effect. Almost parallel lines of scull and muzzle. Light muzzle. Good ears, eyes and bite. Beautiful neck. Good topline. Chest should get deeper and forechest develop. Straight upper arm. Scantily angulated front, well behind. I would hope for more compact paws. A little white in forechest and paws. Short ridge. Moves narrow front, with short powerless sidegait. Needs time."
- Lahti CACIB, 28.10.2007, judge Riitta Lahtovaara, traineejudge Juha Putkonen
Size: Bigger. :D
"A feminine bitch of very good type and suitable length of body. Muzzle should be more full and lower jaw stronger. Enough neck with dewlap. Good topline, a little steep croup. Well developed body but missing forechest. A little straight front angulation, scanty behind, backpaws turning outside. Right quality of hair, good ridge. A little white in chest and toes. In movement the front lowers and rearmovement very short and powerless. The movement lowers the prize."
- Oulu CACIB, 6.10.2007, judge Natalja Nekrosiene, Lithuania
"Quite big bitch but still feminine. Good bone. Correct head. Long and strong neck. Topline should be more firm, slightly rising towards rear. Well sprung ribs. Correct angulations. A bit close behind when moves. Should be more knit toes. Good side movement."
- Hyvinkää, SSKY specialty, 30.9.2007, judge Hassi Assenmacher-Feyel, Germany
"19months. A bigger size. Feminine head, snipey. Medium brown round eyes. Well-carried ears. Enough expression. Good neck, topline strong enough. Correct depth of chest. Good front. Feet a bit long. Well angulated behind. Doesn´t move in line. Good coat, ridge and temperament."
- Tervakoski CACIB, 26.8.2007, judge Ligita Zake, Latvia
INTM EXC1, "BB5" (18bitches!!!)
"Correct type & proportions. Muzzle strong enough. Good neck and topline. Well-developed body. Correctly angulated. Moves ok. Well presented."
Minsk CACIB, Belarus, 15.7.2007, judge Mstislav Polivanov, Russia
INTM EXC1, BB3, CAC, BY CH!!!
”Smallish head with good lines. Narrow ridge. Steep croup, low-set tail. Beautiful neck, right set of shoulders. Quite long tighs and legs."
Minsk CACIB, Belarus, 14.7.2007, judge Augustinus De Wilde, Belgium
INTM EXC1, BB2, CAC, res-CACIB
"Good size and proportions. Scanty ridge but good length. Typical head and ears. Straight topline. Good angulations. Free movement but could be better."
- Heinola CAC, 19.8.2007, judge Ritva Raita
"A long-legged bitch that looks younger than her age. Promising head, narrow bite. Oval eyes, good ears, front set shoulders. Strong hindangulation. Short ridge. High rear in movement."
- Kouvola CAC, 18.8.2007, judge Markku Mähönen
"Right proportions, good gender status. Good lines and strength of head. Expression should be stronger. A little straight upperarm. Ridge could be longer. Good paws. The dog moves low in front and doesn´t get length in her step today. Good character."
- Kauhajoki group show for FCI 4/6, 5, 7.7.2007, judge Sakari Poti
JUN EXC1, BB1, CAC, BOS
"Light wheaten. Bigger than average. Right proportions. Good head. A little low-set ears. Good, dry neck. Tight body. A small white spot in chest. Good frontlegs. A little outwards turned backlegs. Long enough ridge. Right quality of hair. The backkick could be longer in movement. Pleasent character"
- Tuusula CAC, 30.6.207, judge Erna-Britt Nordin, Sweden
"Good feminine head. Fine ears, good expression. Good muzzle and bite, could have a little stronger underjaw. Fine topline. Good chest and bones. Moves with very good step. Fine coat, good ridge. Very good temperament."
- Kotka CACIB, 17.6.2007, judge Zeljka Halper-Drazic, Croatia
"Good size but needs a bit more substance. Head needs a stronger muzzle. Correct back. Needs a bit more forechest, but chest deep enough. Hind angulation a bit open. Good tail. Good temperament. Nice presentation."
- Hämeenlinna CAC, 16.6.2007, judge Saija Juutilainen
"15months. Stylish junior who gives a little airy effect. Would prefer more bones because of her size. Body should still develop. Good head but too snipey muzzle. Good bite and neck. Too steep croup that could be longer. Good character. Moves backhigh and loose, steps need power."
- Tuuri CAC, 3.6.2007, judge Sakari Poti
JUN EXC1, BB2, res-CAC
"Light wheaten. Bigger than average. Excellent proportions. Beautiful shaped head, good ears. Bones a little thin. Good angulations. Compact, muscular body. Long enough ridge. A white spot in the chest. A little white in the back paws. Good quality of hair. Good tailset in movement. Light, elastic movement."
- Parainen CAC, 26.5.2007, judge Leni Nousiainen
"Right proportions, light bone structure, an airy entity. Muzzle could be more full under the eyes. Light underjaw. Eyes could be darker. Good ears, beautiful neck and topline. Scanty frontangulations. Too much rising underline. A little steep croup. Short backkick. Ridge could be longer."
- Helsinki CACIB, Aptus Show, 20.5.2007, judge Paolo Dondina, Italy
"Rather tall. Snipey head without any powerful underjaw. Good front and feet. Close behind when she moves. Dark eyes, good ears."
"14months. Correct head. Muzzle could be more full. Correct addition. Good eyes and ears. Too light body for her age. Straight legs and good feet. Good side movement, a bit cow-hocked behind. Good ridge."
- Lahti CACIB, 28.4.2007, judge Hans Lehtinen
"At the moment too airy and long-legged. Head should be stronder, muzzle more full. Beautiful neck. Very poor forechest. A little loose elbows. Good topline. Should stand more solid at rear."
- Tampere CACIB, 24.3.2007, judge Annika Ulltveit-Moe, Sweden
"Mycket feminint i huvudet o. uttryck. Stark rygg. Ännu lite högstölld och luftig. Samt platt i bröstkorgen. Bra stomme. Lite långa underben, ska bli stabilare i hasor. Mycket bra ridge, aningen ojämnt placerad krona. Rör sig ganska bra från sidan, visar sin unga älder när hon kommer och går."
"Very feminine head and expression. Strong back. Still a little airy and long-legged. Flat ribcage.Good bones. Lite långa underben, ska bli stabilare i hasor. Very good ridge, a little ojämnt placed crowns. Moves quite well but shows her young age when coming and going."
- Ähtäri Group show for FCI 3, 4/6, 18.2.2007, judge Tapio Eerola
"11months. Just long enough in proportions. Right lines of head but snipey muzzle and light underjaw. Eyes, ears and bite ok. Front-settled shoulders and straight upperarm. The chest still light. Good ridge. Straight position of pelvis. Moves with quite short steps and powerless. Calm behaviour."
- Kaunas CAC, Lithuania, 28.1.2007, judge Seamus Oates, Ireland
"Nice type, maturing well, pleasing head, good eyes, good bite, good reach od neck, well-layed shoulders, good spring of rib, needs to settle on topline, good bent of stifle, not moving very well today."
- Helsinki CACIB, Winner show 2006, 10.12.2006, judge Harri Lehkonen
Puppy class 4/6
"Still a little airy young bitch that shows herself briskly. Head and body should get stronger. Good ridge. Shows herself briskly and moves with light steps."
- Helsinki, Ridgeback Club of Finland´s Open Show, 3.12.2006, judge Colin Smith
Puppy class 2/5, HP
"Good sized animal, almost 9 months. Bitchy. Quite typey in the head. Correct bite. Feet ok. Straight in front legs. Body coming along quite well. Coat quality good. Ridge ok. Goes a little bit close behind. Needs to settle in the front."
- Kaarina, 12.11.2006, judge Harto Stockmari
Puppy class 2
"Feminine entity. Quite good head. Good bite. Good neck. Good body with a little bit long loin. Soft back. I would hope for more full forechest. Well-angulated rear. Moves well. Pleasent character. Good ridge."
- Espoo, 4.11.2006, judge Saija Juutilainen
Puppy class 2
"A bitch puppy with right proportions, stylish lines, good bones and enough body. Excellent length of head, beautiful expression & good bite. Good neck, a little soft back, long enough ribcage, forechest should still develop. Symmetrical ridge, that could be longer. Strong paws, moves today a little back high and narrow but with good length of step from the side. Excellent character."
- Hyvinkää, 30.9.2006, judge Leila Kärkäs
Puppy class 2
"Good proportions, a little long-legged. Good head and expression, good body and forechest. Scanty front- and hindangulations. Short, steep croup. Symmetrical but short ridge. Good hair and color. Moves with good length of step but hopefully gets more strength to step by age. Pleasent character."
- Lahti 24.9.2006, judge Leni Nousiainen
Puppy class 4
"Right proportions. Strong bones. Correct lines of head. Eyes could be darker. Quite big ears. Good neck + topline. Flat forechest. Very short upperarm. Correct shape of ribcage. Ridge could be a bit longer. A little steep croup. Good paws. Moves a little cow-hocked behind. Long enough step."
- Orivesi, 17.9.2006, judge Jaana Hartus
Puppy class 2
"Balanced developed bitch with good proportions and middlestrong bones. Very good head. Muzzle could be more full. Ridge could be longer and wider. Angulations and movement ok."