Venue: Notton Village Hall
Entires: 96, 3 NFC
My thanks to the committee of the Yorks, Lancs and Cheshire Border Terrier club for inviting me to judge, to the stewards Dave Mitchell and Brian Dickinson for their assistance on the day and to the exhibitors for their entries. A special thanks to the girls in the kitchen who provided such excellent refreshments during the day.
The rather small hall made a triangle impossible and movement difficult to assess. Being short in stature I find it difficult to span on the table and prefer to do so on the ground. As a general comment several dogs lacked hard condition, with a firm second thigh a rarity. Several dogs could have benefited from a little preparation prior to the show, although scissoring of the legs and undersides should not be visible. I would have preferred to see fewer level bites in youngsters.