Judge: Mr. David Hunt (Ottaswell)
Entries: 146 for 173
Thanks go to the committee of the Scottish Kennel Club for inviting me to judge for the first time north of the border, Special thanks to my stewards on the day Messrs Goudie & Jackson for organising the ring so efficiently and ensuring everything ran smoothly during my judging. Good stewards are a welcome bonus for any judge. Despite the disappointing weather, thanks also to the exhibitors who attended and for giving me the second highest breed entry of the whole show.
With a large ring and mown grass, I was able to see the dogs move accurately. In general I thought the bitches were stronger than the dogs, but was pleased with all my class winners, and thought my CC winners a credit to the breed. Size was generally good with only a couple being difficult to span. As always coats were at various stages but I was surprised to find 2 very undershot bites in mid range classes.
Best Of Breed: CH Quarryway Dill
DCC: CH Quarryway Dill
RDCC: Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin
Best Puppy - Dog: Irton Morse Code
BCC: Bandicoot Jazz
Best Puppy - Bitch: Benattivo Faberge
Best Puppy: Benattivo Faberge
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st - Irton Morse Code (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
A red grizzle just 6 months. Up to size for his age and just hope he has stopped growing. Won this class with his excellent head ? a short, strong muzzle, large teeth and broad skull. Fit, strong in bone with a short thick tail. Good rear assembly used to move well. Evidence of coat. BEST PUPPY DOG
2nd - Breckgreen Royal Mint (Mrs J Green)
8 month grizzle & tan. A different type being a size smaller and shorter coupled. Not the head of the winner but has a good bite and dark eyes. Narrow throughout he carries a super double coat and moves OK.
3rd - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Ravenside Workforce (Mr M Lowry)
10 month grizzle & tan, well constructed and balanced. Has a typical border head with good width of muzzle, strong bite, dark eye and well placed neat ears. Just right for bone and a good working size. Fit condition, harsh double coat and steady on the move.
2nd - Tythrop Tap On Wood For Ravenside (Mr M Lowry)
Another 10 mth g/tan with good head, a fraction longer in the muzzle than the winner. Carries a straight front with neat, tight feet. Well ribbed back and has a good textured coat with thick tail. Just preferred the length of neck of the winner.
3rd - Comberdown Curragh (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Res - CH/AM/CAN CH Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)
VHC - Kersfell Comply Or Die (Mrs M Sneddon)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
12 ½ month light grizzle. This dog really caught my eye as he moved round the ring. Super head with short muzzle and large teeth, good eye shape and well placed small dark ears. His correct size is all in proportion from his good neck length and well laid shoulder through to his well angulated rear quarters. He was in tip top condition and had a harsh double coat carried on the thickest of pelts. So confident when moving truly at both ends. Well handled. RESERVE DOG CC
2nd - Brumberhill Brigadoon (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Unlucky to meet the winner in such good form. Well constructed front end with a lovely flat skull, good bite and expression. Straight narrow front and flat ribs. Coat coming through but not the pelt of the winner. Good in outline, well set tail moving freely.
3rd - Bandicoot Double Take W (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
Res - Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
VHC - Ycart Best Shot Remmington (Mr K K Fraser, Mrs T J & Butler)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Chesterton Top Hat And Tails By Kersfell JW (Mrs M Sneddon)
Has a head of good proportions with strong jaw, scissor bite and wide set eyes. Good reach of neck leads into well angulated shoulders. Correct amount of bone on a straight front. Good body length and short tail. Had the best coat in this class and moved OK.
2nd - Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
On the leg, this strong headed dog has lots of furnishings, good bite and a strong underjaw. Straight front with the neatest of feet. Shorter coupled than some his flat ribs are carried well back. Well muscled rear carries a well set on tail. Coat past its best and not as harsh as some. Moved steadily.
3rd - Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res - Tersets Blue Flame (Mrs P Jackman)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Brumberhill Brigadoon (Mr S A Mcpherson)
2nd - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
Just 6 months this dog is developing nicely and has lots to like. Has a nice dark eye and little stop. Good strong neck and forechest leads to a straight frontwith tight feet. Long enough in body he has the thickest of tails. His rear angulation has good bend of stifle. Coat OK but his front movement needs to tighten. Enjoying his day out.
3rd - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
Res - Ollivander Benjamin of Cringletie (Mrs R E A Fowler)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Cobstoneway River Magic JW (Miss C Spencer)
Won this class with ease and pushed hard for higher honours. Beautiful well proportioned head, being short in muzzle with good skull shape and expression. Strong neck flows into well laid shoulder with a level topline. Nice front with good body length and depth into short strong loin. Best of double coats. Steady driving movement from well muscled hindquarters.
2nd - Stowthorney Swinging Sam (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
A decent dog but not the head qualities of the first being longer in muzzle and narrower in head. Has a good bite of large teeth. Good in shoulder and correct for bone he is narrow all through with racy hindquarters, good bend of stifle and a harsh double coat.
3rd - Ragatam Lets Go At Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
Res - Glenbucket Rooney (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st - Otterbobs Riggindale JW (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Liked this dog for his overall size and conformation. Easily spanned, a super head with little stop, good width of muzzle, scissor bite and neat ears. His long neck leads to a narrow front and tight feet. Nice length of body with pleasing underline. Covered the ground well using his well muscled hindquarters. Coat coming though.
2nd - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
Close up to the winner. Another with a strong head but slightly longer in muzzle. His skull is flat, carries a good bite and he has a keen expression. Clean neck with good upper arm construction, racy body and ribs carried well back. In good condition has a good coat and moves OK.
3rd - Bandicoot Double O Seven (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
Res - Ragatam Joker At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
VHC - Nickeltweed Lets Go Joe (Mr A & Mrs N Harris)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st - CH Quarryway Dill (Mrs B Williams & Mr K E Johnson)
I have admired this dog from the ringside for some time, he was in tip top condition and all I was looking for. Light grizzle, he is an ideal size, easily spanned, balanced and looks excellent in profile. His head has all in correct proportions, strong muzzle, good skull, ears and bite. His body lines flow easily from neck into well angulated front and rear via a level topline and tail straight off the back. Has a narrow front and neatest of feet. Super tight harsh coat and moves well both ways covering the ground with ease. Pleased to award him the CC & BEST OF BREED
2nd - CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
A size larger but spannable, this well known red champion is also well put together and balanced. His strong otter head has good width across the skull. Fine reach of neck leads to a body with good length of ribs that extend well back. Coat growing through, his muscular rear end is put to good use when covering the ground with purpose.
3rd - CH Cedarhill Authorized JW (Mrs C Dean)
Res - CH Vandamere's Secret Agent JW (Mrs D Phillips)
VHC - Ravenside Ballymoss (Mr M Lowry)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
4 puppies all just over 6 months and needing time to mature.
1st - Ragatam Nutmeg (Miss T Peacock)
This red grizzle youngster has a feminine head with short muzzle and good eye placement. She has a pleasing outline with well laid shoulder, neat feet and well placed thick tail. Best coat of this class with lots of undercoat and harsh texture. Steady on the move.
2nd - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Litter sister to MPD winner. Well put together with good overall body shape, all parts in correct proportions. Good bite, with little stop and nice straight front. At her first show and in full coat, this puppy was rather nervous and difficult to handle making movement hard to assess.
3rd - Irton Mata Hari at Foxthorn (Mr R & Mrs S & Miss M Taylor)
Res - Tividale Apple Crumble (Mrs J Allison)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Benattivo Faberge (Mr C & Mrs S Girling)
11 mth g/tan. An ideal handy size for her age, very feminine she has a good head with short muzzle, little stop, correct eye shape and dark ears. Straight narrow front, her neck flows into good body lines and rear end with hocks well let down. Ideal short carrot tail, harsh & full double coat moving truly. BEST PUPPY IN BREED
2nd - Golden Rosa At Blackmine (Miss T James)
11 mths old, a fraction larger but easily spanned. Strong in head with width of skull, large teeth and good expression. Longer cast than the winner she has a parallel front, neat feet, good length of rib and well angulated rear. Coat not yet at its best but has a thick loose pelt. Used her fit condition to move correctly.
3rd - Kersfell Sea the Stars at Annesuz (Mrs S Marwood)
Res - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
VHC - Tyneaster Bowmore Duana (Mrs S F Gill)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
A strong class where places would change on another day.
1st - Blewecourt Manhattan At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
A very appealing g/tan Beautiful head being short and strong in muzzle, flat skull and well placed ears. Clean neck flows into straight front carried on small tight feet. She is excellent in profile, deep but not too deep, with flat ribs carried well back. Her topline is super both standing and on the move. Harsh coat and loose pelt. In super condition she used her well developed and muscular rear end to power round the ring. RESERVE BITCH CC
2nd - Blewecourt Harlem (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
Full sister to the winner and similar comments apply. The head on this bitch is slightly squarer and as such I just preferred her littermate.
3rd - Picer Gilliflower (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Res - Quarryway Tansy (Mrs B & Mr K E Johnson & Williams)
VHC - Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st - Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
A deceptive bitch as she appears larger than she is when handled, she spans easily and is another in excellent condition with toned muscle all over. Head all in proportion with hard expression good lines and enough length. An excellent example of a blue and tan, coat being harsh, double with ideal ticking. Moved with purpose. Her handler gets the best out of her and she pushed hard for honours.
2nd - Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)
A light grizzle and a size smaller than the winner but maturing nicely. Lovely feminine head of good shape with small ears. Good bite but teeth not the size of some. Nice front, neat feet with a correct shoulder laid well back, good body length, level topline and tail set well on. Double coat moving OK.
3rd - Joncroft Never Unprepared (Mr & Mrs M Johnson)
Res - An Cnoc of Baillieswells (Professor A S Milton)
VHC - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Carrickfarm Mika (Mrs V M Armstrong)
A handy sized bitch with strong head, wide muzzle and dark eyes set wide apart. Not a feminine bitch but has nice lines, is spannable and has well developed muscle. Good rear angles, with correct set tail and moves well enough.
2nd - Karison Kokoa (Miss K Johnson)
Just over a year old and a completely different type. She is very sweet, appealing and feminine. Head all in proportion with a good bite and surprisingly large teeth. Good length of neck, narrow throughout, short tail, harsh coat and loose pelt. Lacked bend of stifle and for me a size too small.
3rd - Kilburnpride Lily (Mrs E & Miss Scott)
Res - Kersfell Sea the Stars at Annesuz (Mrs S Marwood)
VHC - Dandyhow Myrtle (Mrs M Brown)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st - Joncroft Diawl Bach (Mr & Mrs Johnston)
This bitch is on the leg but well put together. Has a strong muzzle with a large nose and keen expression. Good front assembly, straight and narrow with good feet. Fine lay of shoulder and flat ribs, nice underline and sufficient rear angulation. Moved well and coat in evidence.
2nd - Hartswelin Tip Top (Ms L J Godefroid)
Smaller type, shorter in leg and longer cast but all there. Head in proportion and nice flat skull. Best of necks and well angulated shoulder. Lovely rib shape, correct coat and short tail. Moved out well from the rear but not quite the topline of the winner.
3rd - Glenbucket Lady Charlotte (Mrs M J Alexander)
Res - Saracen Susie At Kilburnpride (Mrs E & Miss E Scott)
VHC - Baillieswells Isla (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 22 Absentees: 6
1st - Bandicoot Jazz (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
What a cracker. Set out to impress and she did. This dark grizzle is built on racy lines. An attractive bitch, she has excellent profiles both standing and when moving with such drive. Lovely feminine head with short muzzle, well placed ears and good width across the skull. Super front and shoulder angulation with neat feet and the best of rear angles. Nice body length with flat ribs carried right back. Harshest of tight coats and in super condition. Never stopped showing and unlucky to meet the dog in top form. BITCH CC
2nd - Picer Grace Darling (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Another from the top drawer, a fraction larger and in full double coat today but still spanned comfortably. Typical head from this kennel, strong with wide muzzle and excellent bite of large teeth. Well off for bone she has a good front and body shape. Super well placed tail and carries a thick pelt. Strode out well using muscular rear quarters.
3rd - Foxcraig Magic (Mr G R Sugars)
Res - Appleside Gala At Caldewgate (Burke, A.E.)
VHC - Badgerbeck Blizzard At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Ir CH Comberdown Rosalie (Mr & Mrs Higham)
A quality blue & tan bitch. Another strong in head with good teeth, dark eye, flat skull and alert expression. Super reach of neck down to a straight, narrow front. On the leg, she has a deep narrow body and flat ribs with short tail spot on. Good muscle tone used to drive out and cover the ground well. Harshest of tight coats and pliable pelt.
2nd - CH Remony Barley Twist JW ShCM (Mrs A E Gregory)
This well known champion has a typical head with short muzzle, no stop and correct bite. Shorter coupled than some, she has an excellent parallel front, good shoulder and rear angulations. She looks balanced and has a good topline when moving. Today her coat was past its best and although moving straight not as positive as I have seen from her.
3rd - Wagtail Lass Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
Res - Benattivo Rosina JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
VHC - Picer Polyanthus JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)