Venue: REDWOOD PARK, PINFOLD LANE, INSKIP, NR PRESTON
Judge: Mrs Trudi Baird
Entries: 124 making 149
My first CC appointment and a big thank you is due to the officers and committee of Blackpool & district canine society for allowing me the honour to judge at your show.
It was an immensely satisfying day judging a quality entry of Border terriers.
I found size in general to be excellent with only a couple who were too large that I couldn’t span. Mouths were all acceptable, with just a few who had teeth out of line. All Males were entire.
Coats were a problem, not on my main winners I hasten to add, and a good few exhibits were brought out too early in the coat department. Some judges may overlook this very important part of the breed standard but I certainly couldn’t. Upholding the maxim “essentially a working terrier”, a good double weather protective coat is a must!
I was thrilled when I stood back and looked at my DCC & BCC when they came in to challenge for best of breed, I thought they were very similar for type and stamp. A very pleasing and humbling conclusion to judging the dogs and bitches. Best of breed went to the bitch in a very close challenge; simply it was her head and expression that won me over.
Thank you to each and every exhibitor for bringing your dogs under me and accepting my decisions with grace.
Best Of Breed: Bardenfox Pussy Galore JW
RDCC: Ridgebow Tracker
RBCC: Beaconpike Venus
Best Puppy: Benattivo Fire Flower
Best Veteran: Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
Grizzle bitch with balanced outline , in excellent coat and condition ,good size with easy span topline and tailset correct ,narrow throughout ,good angles front and rear, moved best in class BVIB
2nd - Borderella Day Tripper JW ShCM (Mrs P South)
Handsome grizzle male who has a super hard tight coat & thick pelt, narrow throughout, wonderful head, topline and tailset correct, out moved by winner.
3rd - Highfell Orient (Mr L Jackson & Miss I M Dugdale)
Res - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Bardenfox A View To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Charming puppy just 6 months, lovely size, liked his head and expression, lacking in coat today, super topline , good length to body , moved out well , promising puppy.
2nd - Roxambor Space Invader (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Blue and tan, taller dog & not so developed in head yet as winner. He is narrow and has a good length of body. Should come together well.
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Tufterslodge Tea For Two (Ms J M Woollacott)
Grizzle who was quite together and presented a very pleasing outline stood and moving, excellent showman who enjoyed his job ,good head with dark eye and neat ears , easily spanned body with tight harsh dense coat and thick pelt ,correct topline and well set thick short tail . moved out well BPD
2nd - Mysulan Going Solo (Mrs S J Baxter)
Blue and Tan lovely headed dog of a good size, another with a very good outline ,close up to winner but coat not the quality of 1st today ,
3rd - Shiftyfox To The Victor (Mr V J Pearce)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Ridgebow Tracker (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Handy sized Red who was very much on form today, presented new tight harsh coat, scored very much in head and expression for me, darkest eyes with excellent neat ears, well angulated front and rear ,very on his toes and moved soundly with purpose. Stood and moving he kept his lovely outline with his thick short tail carried off his back , super little dog who in the challenge still shone enough for the RCC .
2nd - Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Grizzle who I also liked immensely for type , a size larger than winner but still easily spannable, narrow dog with good length of body , very good head , he also had a perfect harsh dense coat and thick pelt , like the winner he was also on his toes , was a very close decision here ,2 very nice young dogs who gave me a hard time deciding.
3rd - Chorbeck Chatty Man (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Foxfactor Crime of Passion (Mrs K Stockley)
VHC - Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Chorbeck Chatty Man (Mrs H Haughton)
Light grizzle 3rd in a strong junior class ,good headed dog , liked him for size and length of body , gave a lovely balanced outline stood and moving , moved with drive and accuracy. Smart youngster.
2nd - Earthdog Lanyard By Beaconpike JW (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Red with super head and expression, good narrow front, easily spannable size, moved out and back soundly , coat longer and more open than winners.
3rd - Kirkbyvalley Silent Storm (Mr L & Miss I M Jackson & Dugdale)
Res - Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
VHC - Royday Noggin The Nog At Bonosue (Mr I A & Mrs L A Hardman)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E Castel)
Grizzle dog of good size, liked his head ,for me a little less beard would show it off to advantage, presented with a very harsh and dense jacket with thick pelt . Good for size and span, tailset good, moved the best in the class, good honest typy dog.
2nd - Carrock Carnegie (Ms J Fawcett)
Another lovely moderate grizzle dog , appealed for his type and size , body of good length ,excellent topline and tailset , close up to winner , 1st moved out better today.
3rd - Ridgebow Rifleman JW (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Res - Cedarhill Stargazer JW ShCM (Miss A Speake & Mr H S Speake)
VHC - Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Kgills King Of Swing At Awbrooksky (Mr & Miss Goddard)
Grizzle in super new tight harsh coat on a thick pelt, narrow all through with good angles front and rear , scored in head and expression , good length of neck into well laid narrow shoulders ,body was a good length with ribs well back .Topline and tailset were excellent as was tail carriage .He was presented in fit condition, loved his outline stood and on the move.In the challenge he moved with purpose and drive , this is where he excelled, extremely delighted to award him the DCC.
2nd - Karison Keiser (Miss K Johnson)
Grizzle who was very close up to 1st & appealed greatly for size and outline ,very good head , again another who was in a top class harsh coat with thick pelt , another difficult decision , my winner was more settled and positive on the move .
3rd - Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Res - Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
VHC - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
The first three were presented in the super correct double coat with correct thick pelts.
1st - Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Red in lovely full coat, very good head, he has an excellent length of body with ribs right back giving a lovely balanced outline, excellent angles front and rear, moved well to take this class, in the challenge he lost some of his sparkle.
2nd - CH Northborders Mr Pickles JW (Miss J North)
Blue and tan who was similar to winner in outline. Another with a very good head, in harsh thick coat with probably the thickest pelt of the entry ( I could barely pick it up !) moved out well . Two handsome typy Borders.
3rd - Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Res - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
VHC - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Witch Way to Thorneyhurst (Miss L Illingworth)
A very charming grizzle puppy with a super head, liked her outline and length of body, super topline and tail set, moved out soundly and happily , very promising youngster, just a little short on coat today
2nd - Roxambor Triple Step (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Grizzle who was taller than winner and not so together on the move, head still developing, she had an excellent harsh coat, just needs a bit more time but shes got the makings there.
3rd - Royday Thats Hot At Bonosue (Mr I A & Mrs L A Hardman)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 5
1st - Benattivo Fire Flower (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Grizzle who caught my eye straight away for her balanced outline, narrow type with a lovely length of body, super tailset. Good angles front and rear. Pretty head, in a lovely harsh coat with plenty of pelt, enjoyed showing herself off with a lovely confident attitude, everything you would want at this stage , very promising youngster , BPIB
2nd - Shiftyfox Fairymist (Pearson & Towers)
Grizzle who was presented in an excellent thick tight coat, liked her head a lot ,excellent spannable size, moved out well , not the topline of the winner.
3rd - Cedarhill Shooting Star (Mrs J Alpe)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st - Achnagairn Tutti Frutti (Mrs A Fraser)
A very charming pretty grizzle bitch of perfect size , in super harsh coat with thickest of pelts , her outline was very good with correctly angulated front and rear, good length of body , topline and tail set completed a lovely picture ,moved out confidently with drive and accuracy.
2nd - Brankell Double Or Quits (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Grizzle with a lovely attractive Otter head, another with very good harsh tight coat on a thick pelt, tailset good, very close to winner but not as settled on the move.
3rd - Bimandi's Bananarama (Mrs M J Holmes)
Res - Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley)
VHC - Imperterrito Agenda By Borderella (Mrs P South)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 0
A quality class & this was the only class I felt I needed to shortlist to get a closer view of my preferred 5.
1st - Bardenfox Pussy Galore JW (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore)
Grizzle in perfect fettle , coat was harsh & dense , feminine Otter like head with beautiful expression, lovely elegant neck into narrow shoulders and well ribbed back body, topline and tailset completed a lovely outline ,when I went over her on the table I liked everything about her and hoped she would impress as much on the move, which she did . Moved away and back with enthusiasm and accuracy , a real eye catcher delighted to award her the BCC and BoB.
2nd - Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
Red who was another dressed in her best coat and pelt, feminine Otter like head with the darkest eyes and neat ears .Lovely for size and spanned no problem , tail short and well set , when she came in to challenge for the RCC she really pulled out the stops on the move and free stood showing her excellent outline ,she completely took my eye when it counted ,pleased to award her the RCC today .
3rd - Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser)
Res - Irton Scotch Mist (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
VHC - Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Ritchie)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 0
1st - Cobstoneway Love Song JW (Mrs G Stevens)
Such a lovely Border and my type of bitch , lovely for size , her head is strong but still feminine , narrow front, excellent topline and tailset ,happy showgirl who moved out with confidence, seriously considered in the challenge but her coat wasn’t as hard as my cc and rcc , liked her a lot.
2nd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
Grizzle with good head and expression, good neat narrow front ,again excellent for size and span , super harsh coat with very good pelt,accurate and active on the move ,presentation first class, topline not as 1st on the move today.
3rd - Ianteg Aurelia (Miss S Richie)
Res - Lexmar Mercury Midas Touch (Mr & Mrs Hayes)
VHC - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - Borderxpress Miss Moppet (Mr L Ritson)
Grizzle who caught my eye for her balanced outline, body of good length , attractive feminine head with a lovely kind expression , good reach of neck into a narrow well angulated shoulder , body of correct length which was well ribbed back, topline and tail set spot on, in excellent coat with thick pelt . A good honest bitch that moved out well.
2nd - Emblehope Cape Verdi At Northborders (Miss J North)
Fabulous ticking on this Blue and tan with a superb coat and pelt, maybe a bit plain in the head but it’s correctly proportioned, lovely balance to her outline, with good angles front and back, tail was short and thick and set well, fit well conditioned girl who moved with drive and accuracy .
3rd - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
Res - Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)
VHC - Fehmarn Moelwynbach (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Grizzle with a pretty feminine Otter like head , good straight narrow front on neat feet, presented in immaculate tight coat and thick pelt , excellent for size and span ,beautiful outline stood and on the move , Another who went better in her class than the challenge .
2nd - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)
Liked this bitch as soon as she came into the ring and thought she would be my winner, dark grizzle coat which was harsh and dense. A lovely mover, she shows off her racy outline well both stood and going around. Lost to winner as I felt she could have carried more condition over her rib today .
3rd - Remony Frosted Ivy JW (Mrs A Gregory)
Res - CH Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
VHC - CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW (Miss D Bladen)