Champion Aritaur Vespers (Vesper)
Ch Korifey Amulet x Aritaur Ginabelle
Owners of Aritaur Ginabelle ‘Hope’, John & Jody D’Arcy, co-bred Hope for her first litter with me. Visiting them in Cambridgeshire, the litter was really smart and I was drawn to one black bitch in particular, but had no intention of having another. Roll on a few weeks I stood her up on the table and …. and of course she came back home with me!
Vesper had a great start with BPIB at NWPBA from Sylvia Caldicott, and BPIB at SEEDC from Jeanne Walker, and at the start of 2023, I had an idea that Josh Henderson (Tuwos) and Vesper would make a good team. Josh took her on for her first show with him, aged just 17 months at Crufts with a big jump from Junior to Open and had an outstanding win of Best Bitch Crufts 2023 under breed specialist judge Carol Smith (Remesca)!
Vesper’s next win with Josh was under breed specialist Sue James (Jaegerson), who awarded Vesper BOB at Southern Counties Ch show.
Her next show was 3 Counties under Great Dane specialist and all-rounder Janis King (Eppwood), who awarded Vesper her crowning CC, making her into a champion at just 20 months, and in four shows with Josh.
Vesper will be shown with Josh fairly selectively – simply because I am too busy to hit the campaign trail like I used to. Thank you to the judges who found her to be their BB and BOB.
1st MPB & Best Puppy In Show – Judge Jeanne Walker
1st PB & Best Puppy In Breed – Judge Sylvia Caldicott
1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch & BCC! – Judge Carol Smith
SOUTHERN COUNTIES 23
1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch & BOB – Judge Sue James
THREE COUNTIES 23 and CROWNING CC
1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch & BOB – Judge Janis King
Eyes – Unaffected
vWD – Hereditary Clear
Heart – Not yet tested
CRUFTS 2023 – Vesper winning 1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch & BCC. Judge Carol Smith.
“This open bitch class was something to behold, full of quality and some hard decisions.
It is so evident, the rapport between this girl and handler. Never stopped working and showing with such ease.
My notes say style on a lead, so well put together.
On her toes, alert, athletic and muscular.
Her head, balanced level planes, deep muzzle and jaw. Well filled under the darkest of eyes. correct ear set used constantly with such an alert expression, set on an elegant crest of neck which moves seamlessly into 90-degree angled shoulder blade with equal length of upper arm. Her balance was unmistakable, as her weight was distributed behind her shoulder assembly.
Well filled front sat in the palm of my hand with pronounced sternum. Her brisket is deep and she has substance with ample bone and tightest of feet. Topline sloped slightly to a well filled correct croup. Ribs are well set with length into a short loin. The hip bone comes off at an angle of 30 degrees leading to a well bent stifle and width of 2nd thigh. Presented a fabulous picture and covered the ground so well moving soundly. So pleased to award her 1st CC I predict a glittering career”.
SEEDC 2022 – Vesper winning 1st MPB & Best Puppy In Show. Judge Jeanne Walker.
1st Kershaws Aritaur Vespers, Best Puppy in Show, Bl/r Nice pleasing to the eye with a lovely head, feminine nice plains, dark eye, nice reach of neck flowing into topline and gd tailset. Good straight front. Correct angulation front and rear, Handled well and moved out well. Will watch this pup with interest. Best puppy bitch.