Judge: Mr. Frank Nicholls (Halcus)
Many thanks to everyone for an excellent entry, both in numbers and quality. While there were many well made exhibits it became a frustrating experience at times trying to find those with a decent coat, many having presumably been stripped out following Crufts in preparation for the season ahead, after all they can’t be in coat all of the time! Front movement again was a problem, not so much due to under reaching or circus pony, high stepping, but pinning and knitting. Heads were a mixed bag, one or two with excessive stops and rounded skulls but none excessively broad. There were some “snipey” muzzles present.
Best Of Breed: Tallowbrook Memento of Quatford
RDCC: Ragatam Harris JW
RBCC: CH Picer Bright Idea JW
Best Puppy: Smartstone Governor
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Vallemoss Born To Rock (Mr L & Mrs S Moss)
Moved true for one so young with plenty of drive, built on narrow lines, good rear angulation, ears appear a little large as his head needs time to mature.
2nd - Borderella Day Tripper (Mrs P South)
Smaller red grizzle. Lovely head, nicely made and moved well. Excellent coat.
3rd - Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
Res - Totherend Blues In the Night (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
VHC - Fehmarn Drambuie (Miss J Reen)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Smartstone Governor (Mrs J P & Mr D A Giles & Birtles)
Loved this youngster. A proper dog in the making. Excellent head with strong jaw and proper width flat skull, dark eye and well set ears, shown in full coat, covered the ground easily and kept his back line, good front and narrow body, good at the back. Best puppy.
2nd - Grindelvald In Full Cry (Mrs M A Bailey)
Another who moved well. Well put together with narrow front and good rear angulation. Smaller than 1. Good head.
3rd - Dandyhow Beeline (Irving, K.M.)
Res - Felfree Ricardo Tubbs (Miss F Freer)
VHC - Hawcoat Blue Bertie (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 5
1st - Digmoor Aces High (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
Nice headed dog, well constructed with narrow front, good shoulders and ribs, good length of back which was nicely maintained on the move, good at the back. Moved confidently if a little close at the front. Feet could be a little tighter.
2nd - Benattivo Basilio (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Very smart blue and tan, coat unfortunately in early stages. Good head and expression well made throughout, moved well. 2 excellent dogs I would expect to go far. The quality of Ace’s High coat on the day gave him the edge.
3rd - Bandicoot Double O Seven (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
Res - Brookbank Could It Be Magic (Mrs S P Norris)
VHC - Stoneygin Jacksson At Nickeltweed (Mrs N J & Mr A P Harris)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Hesslemere Hi Karate (Mrs C Davis)
Lovely masculine head, excellent reach of neck into clean shoulders, narrow front, tight feet, correct length of back, well shaped ribs, strong loin, beautifully angulated at the back. Excellent double blue and tan coat, thick loose pelt, strode out easily yet purposefully, looked as if he could go all day. Well worth the Dog CC.
2nd - Yeomeadow Sorrel For Tyrian (Professor S P Dean)
Another good blue and tan. Narrow and rangy in construction with a good head, moved well and looked the part.
3rd - Alcumlow Starstruck (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Res - Blackmine Rossington To Badgerholme JW (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson, Miss T James)
VHC - Laurelton Moonlight Cowboy (Mrs J Cobbledick)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Borderella Day Tripper (Mrs P South)
2nd - Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
Nice sized red dog, excellent coat and pelt, built on narrow lines, good feet, moved ok.
3rd - Totherend Blues In the Night (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Res - Digmoor Captain Rook By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
VHC - Hobholt Hustler (Mrs M A Wallace)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Barterhound Twister (Mrs B B Roderick)
Won this class quite easily. Attractive red grizzle, shown in good full coat, narrow enough, moved true, if a little close, I would prefer a little more length of back.
2nd - Highfell Orient (Mr L Jackson & Miss I M Dugdale)
Large ears tended to dominate and spoil the view of his head from the front, good red double coat, moved well but his tail set could be better.
3rd - Mansergh Song Thrush (Mrs V Woolrich)
Res - Draycore Rokkafela At Kgills (Mr & Mrs Kirby)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Badgerbeck Festive Spirit at Blewecourt ShCM (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
2 good dogs headed this class. Festive Spirit has an excellent head with lovely reach of neck, tidy front, narrow build all through, with good rear angulation and lovely low set hocks, excellent coat and pelt.
2nd - Ragatam Hawk At Staynorwood (Mr & Mrs G Richardson)
Very typey, good strong head, well set ears, harsh double coat, nicely made throughout and looked good in profile. Splitting hairs really to separate these two, I just preferred the rear assembly of 1.
3rd - Chorbeck Moonlight Shadow (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Eltonfurze Pickle (Mrs K & Miss C Johnson)
VHC - Vallemoss Voodoo At Roxess (Mr J T & Mrs N Todd)
Entries: 21 Absentees: 2
1st - Ragatam Harris JW (Miss T J Peacock)
Good quality dog with excellent head and expression, narrow front, small tidy feet, clean laid back shoulders, good rib cage and strong loin, well set tail, excellent coat and pelt. Presented a lovely profile, not overdone in any way. Moved effortlessly around the ring. Reserve CC.
2nd - Benattivo Rock Robin (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Good red grizzle coat, built on narrow lines with lovely shoulders good ribs and loin, ears a little on the large size for his head, moved well.
3rd - Gameway Charles Dickens (Mrs P Clark)
Res - Stoneygin Alfred the Great (Miss A Norcross)
VHC - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 7
1st - CH Stineval Acerola With Tyrian JW (Professor S P Dean)
Handsome masculine dog, well made throughout with correct length of back, excellent double coat and pelt, maintained a good profile on the move but moved a little close going away.
2nd - CH Vandamere's Secret Agent JW (Mrs D Phillips)
Another worthy champion, in excellent condition with his lovely rich red grizzle coat, fine otter head, good ribs and loin, well set tail, moved a little close at the front. Close call between the first two.
3rd - Brockfox Buckshot (Miss M E Barnett)
Res - Iacheslei Taum JW (Harrison, Anita)
VHC - Stoneygin Alfred the Great (Miss A Norcross)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 0
1st - Totherend Taboo (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Nicely put together red, Attractive head & expression, good coat, moved very well for one so young, should have a good future. Preferred her head to that of 2.
2nd - Benattivo Gemstone For Daluce (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Very attractive puppy, excellent coat, good neck into excellent shoulders, good front, narrow body, good angulation, moved well. Another one to watch.
3rd - Didillybods Forest Sprite (Mr P Shephard)
Res - Didillybods Forest Hope (Mrs Anderson)
VHC - Fehmarn Lochside Liason (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Entries: 28 Absentees: 2
1st - Fehmarn Kiss N Karess (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Lovely young lady with good head, compact, narrow body with straight front, moved beautifully.
2nd - Badgerbeck's Porche (Miss L M Jenkins)
Beautiful youngster with lovely narrow racy lines, well angulated with low set hocks, moved very well, a tight decision between these two as 2 has the sort of body I prefer, however, Kiss N Karess lovely head swung the decision her way.
3rd - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison JW (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Res - Lutrabeck Liberty (Mr R J & Mrs C Hand)
VHC - Head Over Heals At Westpoint (Mrs C Parr)
Entries: 27 Absentees: 3
A tremendous class headed by three young bitches of the highest quality.
1st - Tallowbrook Memento of Quatford (Mrs V Furness)
Stylish blue and tan, narrow throughout, with excellent front, feminine head with strong jaw, good eye and correct shaped skull with well set ears, lovely neck into clean laid back shoulders, flat ribs and strong loin, well set tail, bone just right, coat in excellent condition, covered the ground easily. A picture of restraint. CC. and Best of Breed..
2nd - Remony Barley Twist JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Another beauty, excellent red coat, narrow build, good otter head, lovely reach of neck, and shoulders and text book racy hindquarters. Moved very well.
3rd - Comberdown Ciara (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Res - Gameway Margarita At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Stoneygin Mo Cuishle (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Entries: 20 Absentees: 7
1st - Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Blue and tan in good full coat, Lovely head, correct length of back, nicely made throughout, lovely tight feet and she moved very well.
2nd - Ottaswell Obsession (Mr J C & Mrs Z C Garcia-sierra)
Nice red bitch, short of coat but best mover in the class, lovely outline, racy quarters, tidy narrow front.
3rd - Dugaden Dilemma At Artwork (Mr K Freivokh)
Res - Oxcroft Rumour (Mr J Price)
VHC - Riseburn Roulette (Miss C Tutin)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 12
1st - Totherend Taboo (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
2nd - Badgerbeck's Porche (Miss L M Jenkins)
3rd - Fehmarn Love Me Do (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Res - Jenabeck Rose Over Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley)
VHC - Worker's Playtime (Miss S Waller)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st - Remony Barley Twist JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
2nd - Otterwood Beck (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Unfortunate in junior to be pitched into the hottest class of the day, she was in good coat, nicely made, with good head and front, narrow body with firm loin and well angulated hindquarters.
3rd - Rhozzum Keynote With Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res - Laurelton Blue Lace (Mrs P Moffatt)
VHC - Carrickfarm Maddy (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 4
1st - Picer Polyanthus JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Blue and tan in excellent coat with lovely feminine head, her overall appearance gives an impression of sturdiness, well made throughout with excellent bone, lovely small feet and good at the rear, moved very well.
2nd - Alcumlow Starry Night (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Another blue and tan but quite different in type being of racier construction. Hasn?t the head of 1 but was in excellent coat, good front and presents a lovely outline.
3rd - Cast A Spell Over Brookbank (Mrs S P Norris)
Res - Irton Strawberry Fair At Howthwaite JW (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
VHC - Quarryway Sorrel (Mrs B Williams & Mr K E Johnson)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 4
1st - Tythrop Traviata (Mrs J Lee)
Lovely red bitch that has matured well since I last saw her. Excellent coat, well angulated upper arm, good shoulders and ribs and firm loin, not over done at the back, moved very well with lots of drive.
2nd - Wagtail Lass Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
Very close between these first two, smaller than 1 and moved very well but not quite the drive of 1, and shorter in the back, but certainly not too short, lovely head, narrow build, excellent coat.
3rd - Iacheslei Montanus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Penlumeg Pendant (Mrs B S Harris)
VHC - Hesslemere Silent Witness JW ShCM (Mrs C Davis)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 5
1st - CH Picer Bright Idea JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Lovely bitch back to her best. Excellent head with correct border expression, good double coat and loose pelt, lovely reach of neck, good shoulders and front, good body and hindquarters with low set hocks. Moved true front and back. Reserve.CC.
2nd - CH Nanrich Lets Go To Vandamere (Singh, Miss J.)
Blue and tan in excellent coat with lovely head, good front, beautifully constructed throughout, more restrained in hindquarters construction than 1, moved very well.
3rd - Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
Res - Baywillow Tarte Tatin JW (Mrs M B Reeves)
VHC - Ottaswell First Edition (Jobson, Mr. K.& Mrs. S.L.)