Venue: Springwood Park, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8LS
Judge: Mrs M Wanless
Entries: 136 making 149
My sincere thanks go to the officers and committee of Border Union for this appointment, this is such a well run, friendly show, with outstanding hospitality!
My thanks also to my two Stewards on the day, Ella Linton, and Alan Small. Thank you too to all those who entered under me, and came, and accepted my decisions with good grace. I was pleased with my winners. I do wish though that dogs were shown on a loose lead, and stacked freely. Big ears are becoming prevalent, not as in the standard. Presentation and condition played a large part in my decisions.
Best Of Breed: Otterbobs Xolana
RDCC: Ridgebow Rifleman JW
BCC: Otterbobs Xolana
Best Puppy: Brackenfell Double Dutch
Best Veteran: Solitary Mist
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Westbound Dan (Mr C Tait)
6 months old Grizzle, a raw baby. OK in head, good teeth, dark eye, ears falling correctly. Movement Ok for age, needs to tighten up in front.
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Shiftyfox Tried And Tested (Mr G Wildey)
9mths grizzle, a good mover with a level top line and correct tail set. Head OK, large white teeth, ears rather large. Good for bone, good coat, stood on neat feet.
2nd - Shiftyfox To The Victor (Mr V J Pearce)
Litter brother to the 1st, Better in head than 1, but not as good in top line. Coat ok, thick pelt, moved Ok.
3rd - Westbound Dan (Mr C Tait)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 1
1st - Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Smart grizzle , with a strong head, large white teeth in a strong jaw. dark eye, and neat ears. Good reach of neck into strong shoulders, correct coat and pelt. Spannable, though up to size. Considered in the challenge.
2nd - Ridgebow Tracker (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Close decision between these two. another grizzle with a strong head, just tended to stand a little wide in front. Excelled in coat and pelt. Lovely top line and tail set, neat tail, moved out well.
3rd - Tyneaster Special Agent (Mrs V Atkinson)
Res - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
VHC - Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Carrock Carnegie (Ms J Fawcett)
A grizzle with a good head, strong teeth and dark eye. Good reach of neck. Nice rib, spannable. Level top line, held on the move. Harsh coat on a thick pelt. Moved Ok.
2nd - Markington Apollo (Mrs M Houseman)
Grizzle, in full coat, Good head and teeth. Easily spannable, level top line into correct tail set and tail. overall nice dog.
3rd - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Markington Apollo (Mrs M Houseman)
2nd in YD
2nd - Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Well presented grizzle dog, head ok, good front, neat feet. Spannable, with a harsh coat. Moved ok.
3rd - Okarito Rafael at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
Res - Kalebank Harvester (Mrs S Portsmouth)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Ridgebow Rifleman JW (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Two and a half year old grizzle, with a lovely head, strong teeth, dark eye and neat ears falling correctly. Good reach of neck into shoulder. ribbed well back .Strong bone, neat feet, level top line held on the move. Good tail set, and tail carried correctly. Moved out well. Pleased to award him the RCC.
2nd - Otterwood Caius JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
3Year old blue dog, a neat dog, with a good head, harsh, well ticked jacket ,on a thick pelt. Easily spanned, level top line, moved Ok.
3rd - Foxcraig Magic Dyson (Mr G R Sugars)
Res - Earthwise One To Beat (Mr E Houston)
VHC - Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E Castel)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
A strong class of dogs.
1st - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
A 2 year old blue dog, with a strong head, rather large in ear, good teeth in a strong jaw, nice dark eye. A lovely reach of neck into good shoulders. Excellent coat and pelt. Level top line into correct tail. Spannable. Neat feet, well presented. Moved out well. Pleased to award him the DCC.
2nd - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
4 year old grizzle dog, a good head with neat ears, white teeth in a strong jaw, dark eye. nice reach of neck, level top line into correctly set tail. Harsh coat on a thick pelt. Spannable, good for bone, moved well, a close decision.
3rd - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Res - Karison Keiser (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
A 2 year old, blue dog, very smart, with a lovely head. Strong jaw holding large teeth, dark eye. Good reach of neck, into shoulder, spannable. A harsh coat, well ticked, on a thick pelt. Moved ok, but rear movement let him down in the Challenge.
2nd - Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
A very neat dog, with a super coat, correctly ticked. Good head and expression, neat feet, lovely top line and tail, moved well.
3rd - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Res - Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
VHC - Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
7Year old grizzle dog. A smart dog of good proportions. a strong head, with good teeth and expression. Lovely reach of neck into shoulder, good for bone ,neat feet .He has a level top line, held on the move, well set tail. Moved well. Pleased to award him BV.
2nd - Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)
10 year old, lovely type. Strong head, good front. In full coat, on a thick pelt. Moved out well , holding a level top line.
3rd - Earthwise Follow Me (Mr E J Houston)
Res - Minx's Diamond (Mrs M Anderson)
VHC - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 2
Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
1st - Brackenfell Double Dutch (Mrs J Spence)
12 Month grizzle. Loved the head on this pup, very feminine and full of expression. Neat ears, well placed, good teeth and dark eyes. She had a harsh coat, on a loose skin, and level top line, and a good tail set, and tail. Moved Ok. Pleased to award her BBP and BPIB.
2nd - Shiftyfox Fairymist (Pearson & Towers)
10mth,grizzle, head ok, strong teeth. Neat feet. Harsh coat, level top line. Moved ok.
3rd - Colourbox Orange Pippin With Swingwing (Mrs G & Mr & Mrs G Cove Print & Fordham)
Res - Micustins Little Helper (Mr M McNicholas)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
A strong class.
1st - Achnagairn Tutti Frutti (Mrs A Fraser)
A lovely headed grizzle, with neat ears, dark eye and strong jaw, good teeth. Nice reach of neck, into good shoulder, and well ribbed. Harsh double coat, level top line to correct tail set and tail. Moved well.
2nd - Fehmarn River Ranger (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
18mth grizzle, a very neat bitch, with a sweet head, good teeth. Lovely harsh double coat, thick pelt. Level top line, and correct tail set. Moved out well on small tidy feet. Liked her a lot
3rd - Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley)
Res - Otterpaws Firebird (Miss Dixon)
VHC - Lairehope Brook Sparkle (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
Another class of lovely bitches
1st - Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
A striking blue bitch, very smart and responsive to her handler. Coat good and well ticked. Strong head, good teeth, ears neat and falling correctly. Good for bone, with a level top line and correct tail set. Moved with drive.
2nd - Irton Scotch Mist (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Another lovely bitch, with a harsh coat on a thick pelt. Good head. With strong teeth. In very fit condition, spannable, good bone. Moved out well.
3rd - Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser)
Res - Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Ritchie)
VHC - Bardenfox Pussy Galore JW (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Otterwood Domina Candesco JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
A grizzle bitch of neat size. Good head and teeth. Nice neck, into a level top line. Coat texture good, on a thick pelt. Neat feet. Easily spanned, and moved out well.
2nd - Kalebank Harvest Festival (Mrs S Portsmouth)
An honest little bitch, with a nice head, well handled and responsive to her owner. A good top line, harsh coat and thick pelt.. Neat feet, best tail of the day! moved ok.
3rd - Croitachonie Fiertal (Miss K Macdonald)
Res - Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)
VHC - Fieldsearch Mandy (Pearson & Towers)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 6
1st - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
A smart, harsh coated grizzle bitch. Good for bone, neat feet. Lovely head, neat ears and good strong teeth. Lovely reach of neck , into correct shoulders, level top line and correct tail set. Carrot tail. Moved well.
2nd - Fehmarn Celtic Dream (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Another nice sized blue bitch, correct coat ticking, and texture. Neat feet, Moved well. Good head, with a dark eye and correct teeth, Ears small, and falling correctly. A close decision here!
3rd - Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon)
Res - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
VHC - Akenside Dimple At Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Very typy grizzle, with a lovely head, dark eye, ears of nice size ,falling correctly. Good teeth in a strong jaw. Nice reach of neck into good shoulder, lovely front to neat feet Spannable. Harsh coat. level top line and correct tail set. Moved out well with drive. Pleased to award her the BCC and BOB.
2nd - Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
This one pushed hard to be first. A smart bitch in good order. Lovely head and expression. Harsh coat and thick pelt Good tail, set on correctly. Spannable. Very fit, good for bone, neat feet. Handy size. Moved out well.
3rd - Fehmarn Moelwynbach (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Res - Lynsett Bold Spirit JW (Mrs L McFarlane)
VHC - Comberdown Stitch (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 4
This was a hard class, many went cardless that would be in on another occasion.
1st - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
First judged her as a raw puppy, loved her then, still do! Have watched her career with interest and pleasure. A grizzle with a super head, nice neck into good shoulders. Excellent body lines. Harsh coat, thick pelt, neat tail. Moved out well. Pleased to award her the RCC.
2nd - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)
Another lovely bitch, dark grizzle carries herself beautifully. Good head, excellent coat, thick skin. Correct tail and tail set. Neat feet, moved out well.
3rd - Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)
Res - CH Merumhor Solstice Belle JW ShCM (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
VHC - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
7 years, good sized bitch, in fit condition. Good head, neat small ears, dark eyes and lovely white teeth. Spannable .Not a lot of coat but what was there was harsh. Thick pelt, level top line, good tail. Moved Ok.
2nd - Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)
7 year old, nice head. With a good double coat, thick pelt, neat tail. Good for bone, neat feet. Moved Ok.
3rd - Diamond Skys (Mrs Anderson)
Res - Kalebank Royal Attraction (Mrs S Portsmouth)