Judge: Mrs Charlotte Archibald
Entries: 141 for 166
My sincere thanks to Blackpool & District Canine Society, for inviting me to judge at this level, for the first time. Even the weather was kind to us!!
A special thank you, to the exhibitors for your support, giving me the highest terrier entry, and the sheer joy of going over every exhibit, thank one and all.
It was a fabulous entry, numerically and depth of quality.
On the downside I found one cryptorchidic, one suspect tail, and a lot of dirty teeth, although mouths were generally good.
Coats were at various stages and in some cases they were the deciding factor, movement not too bad, the odd one “pinning in”.
There were some attractive exhibits of both genders, that went ‘cardless’ today, for me, there was just too much of them.
Best Of Breed: CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW
DCC: Rexlands Cock Robin
RDCC: CH Byrons Greengrass
Best Puppy: TPG4, Gameway Dragonfly
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st - Bonosue Queen of the Nile ShCM (Hardman, Mr. I.A.)
an 11 year old grizzle bitch with a decent head neat ears, great pelt and jacket, moving out well and happy to do so.
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
Nice to see puppies with a bit of substance.
1st - Merumhor Midwinter (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
just 6 months b/t with strong head, little stop, big white teeth, excellent bone and angulation, fabulous thick loose pelt and great jacket, ticking just coming through, moved out well.
2nd - Irton Morse Code (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
grizzle with super head/expression, similar in size to 1, slightly heavier, jacket not as good, free mover
3rd - Dandyhow Dr Walter (Mrs K M Irving)
Res - Gameway Midnight Dragon (Mrs J Powrie)
VHC - Royday Bond (Mr R Longton)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Ravenside Workforce (Mr M Lowry)
handy sized grizzle in good jacket, easily spanned, good breadth of skull, strong muzzle, neat dark ears, just the right amount of bone, set well on his hocks, straight front, level topline finished off with carrot tail, moved true fore and aft. BPD
2nd - Comberdown Curragh (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
smart red dog beautifully presented, and in good condition, strong head, neat ears, keen expression, not so easy to span, heavier than 1, moved out steadily.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Ravenside Hurricane Run at Ridgebow (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
grizzle in good order, lovely thick jacket and pelt, typical head with good breadth of skull, strong muzzle, big white teeth, neat dark ears, well balanced, moved out with purpose.
2nd - Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
close decision between these two, b/t with super head, slightly shorter in body, less coat but still wiry, liked his balance too, straight front, but a tad wider in front than 1.
3rd - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
VHC - Northborders Mr Pickles (Miss J North)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Rexlands Cock Robin (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
grizzle/tan, what fine fettle this chap was in, well constructed of correct size, spanned easily, masculine head with excellent jaw/muzzle, neat ears, lovely dark eyes with keen expression, good neck length to well laid shoulders, well ribbed body covered in thick pliable pelt and excellent jacket, well muscled in hard condition, level topline to well set on carrot tail, looked like he could go non stop for a week and some more, moved with drive and enthusiasm, a pleasure to award him the DCC.
2nd - Hobholt Helmsman JW (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
light grizzle different type, longer in muzzle to 1, good bone, in full coat, moved out well, a tad heavier.
3rd - Ycart Best Shot Remmington (Mr K K Fraser, Mrs T J & Butler)
Res - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
VHC - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
well shaped grizzle/tan dog, with straight front, broad skull, typical expression, good bone, level topline held well on an excellent mover, which won him the class.
2nd - Borderella Day Tripper JW (Mrs P South)
close decision between these 2, attractive grizzle with excellent jacket/pelt, good body length, level topline to well shaped tail, front movement not as good as 1.
3rd - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Res - Ragatam Lets Go At Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
VHC - Studstaff Here Comes the Sun (Mr P & Mrs J Studley)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 0
One of the closest decisions of the day between these 2 dogs.
1st - Ragatam Joker At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
grizzle with lovely shaped skull, dark eye with keen expression, well shaped body, spannable, super pelt and tight wiry jacket, moved very well on tight feet, great overall balance.
2nd - Otterbobs Riggindale JW (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
another lovely grizzle with similar attributes as 1, well muscled, excellent bone, spannable, jacket wasn’t as hard in texture as 1, moved well.
3rd - Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)
Res - Leppington Leonardo (Mrs Pinsdale)
VHC - Totherend Flash 'arry (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Byrons Greengrass (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
lovely example of the breed, and great to go over, grizzle, masculine head with keen expression, good body length, easily spanned, narrow front, well angulated, in super jacket, moved steadily and with purpose, worthy of being a champion. RCC
2nd - CH Quarryway Dill (Mrs B Williams & Mr K E Johnson)
lighter grizzle attractive head with lovely dark points, straight front, just spannable, good body length, in fit condition, tail a little longer than 1, moved out well.
3rd - CH Cedarhill Authorized JW (Mrs C Dean)
Res - Ch Dandyhow Beeline (Irving, K.M.)
VHC - Fehmarn Reap the Harvest (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Staynorwood Fortune (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
what a lovely baby, grizzle, well shaped head, well set ears, good reach of neck into good body, another with a super jacket, liked her overall balance, moved well.
2nd - Merumhor Solstice Belle (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
Belle litter sister to MPD winner, b/t feminine head with typical expression, ticking just coming through a good jacket, also well balanced, moved steadily.
3rd - Ragatam Nutmeg (Miss T Peacock)
Res - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
VHC - Merumhor Suzy Snowflake (Mrs A & Mr M Hayes)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Gameway Dragonfly (Mrs P Clark)
well constructed grizzle, feminine ottery head, well set dark ears, good reach of neck, good shoulders, well ribbed, nice length of body, thick jacket, moved with confidence. BPB BP Delighted to see her go PG4.
2nd - Tameila Penny Lane By Borderella (Mrs P South)
another very nice puppy , feminine grizzle, not as much bone as 1. Straight front, decent jacket, tad heavy in ear, good topline, moved well.
3rd - Badgerbeck The Vivacious at Jansara (Mr J P & Mrs J Payler)
Res - Southash Hollywood Girl (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Keycharm Miss Muffet (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 4
1st - Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
eye catching b/t young lady, correct double coat, thick and wiry, plenty of ticking, head has matured nicely, giving feminine expression, good breadth of skull, keen dark eye, neatly set ears, just enough bone, well set on her hocks ? level topline in profile and on the move ? to well set on carroty tail, moved with drive and purpose, delighted to award her RCC.
2nd - Karison Koffee (Miss K Johnson)
handy size bitch with feminine head, keen expression, heavier in ear than 1, another excellent jacket with short carroty tail, moved well.
3rd - Ir CH Blewecourt Manhattan At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Res - Kgills Five Alive at Ashallanrose (Miss D Ashcroft)
VHC - Picer Hildora (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - Ragatam Kingsai At Redfox (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)
light grizzle, feminine, typical head with the keenest expression, thick pelt and good jacket, good angulation, steady mover, more mature than 2.
2nd - Karison Kokoa (Miss K Johnson)
grizzle in good order, lovely feminine head, neat ear set, good mouth, just enough bone, super jacket, just fell away a bit at the croup.
3rd - Spanwise Absinthe (Mrs L A Hardman)
Res - Enchanted Evening At Etterbern JW (Mrs L & Mr L J Reynolds)
VHC - Tameila Penny Lane By Borderella (Mrs P South)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Bramblebee Squiglet (Miss E Clements)
dark grizzle, in hard condition, well muscled, narrow front, strong but feminine head, spannable, well set on tail, strode out well.
2nd - Springhaugh Time At Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
light grizzle in good jacket short strong muzzle, neat ear set and neat feet, short carrot tail, moved steadily.
3rd - Spanwise Absinthe (Mrs L A Hardman)
Res - Othamcourt Snow Bunting At Twigglestone (Mrs L I Aldous)
VHC - Howthwaite Amber Grain (Mr R J Barratt)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 3
Splitting hairs with the placements in this class.
1st - Badgerbeck Blizzard At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
b/t excellent pelt and jacket, strong headed bitch, varminty expression, good reach of neck to well laid shoulders, level topline, to lovely shaped carrot tail, good bone, moved out with drive.
2nd - Foxyard Better Behave At Emblehope (Miss D Bladen)
with similar attributes as the winner, very attractive b/t with more feminine head than 1, lovely outline and balance, neat feet, good jacket, but did not have as much as 1, deciding factor.
3rd - Foxcraig Magic (Mr G R Sugars)
Res - Ravenside Ma Biche At Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
VHC - Stineval Santina (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW (Mrs P Clark)
what a cracker, looks, as well as the tools for the job! B/t bitch that truly sparkled today, a dream to go over, so well constructed, of the right size, lovely feminine head with typical expression, good bone narrow front, neat feet that carried her effortlessly around the ring, showing off her wonderful thick harsh jacket, with great ticking, was pleased to hear she was shortlisted in the group. BCC BOB
2nd - Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
another very attractive b/t bitch, with all the attributes, a little taller than the winner, with thick pelt and good jacket, good bone and construction, excellent mover.
3rd - Benattivo Gemstone For Daluce (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Res - Stoneygin Mo Cuishle (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
VHC - Picer Polyanthus JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)