Judge: Mr. W. R. Irving
Entries: 207 for 226
My thanks go to the Officers and Committee of the Northern Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge this show and for their kind hospitality during the event. I notice that the last time I judged this show was as long ago as twenty five years ago in 1986! The entry of 226 from 207 exhibits was satisfactory but of course there were several absentees which brought the actual number of dogs present down to just over 140. That enabled us to finish judging in good time. Thanks to my very efficient Steward Mrs Rushby.
My general comments on the breed continue in similar terms to my previous remarks on the subject. But in the main I thought that heads and expressions were, by and large, pretty good. Coats were of course variable in the stage at which they presented but again, by and large they were of quite good texture. I had no bad mouths and only a couple of kinky tails. And tails were, overall, not too bad for shape and length Size is of course variable but again the majority were spannable but some dogs (and bitches) were far too big and too heavy in bone. My biggest problem was with fronts and exhibit after exhibit appeared with fronts which were far from correct. We have a multitude of different front problems and somehow we must tackle this issue and breeders and judges have to pay more attention to this problem. I believe that we are beginning to find the breed accepting bad fronts as the norm. Horseshoe fronts, wide fronts, swinging front legs, flicking front feet and dogs which single track in an excessive way in front ? all of these things need to be penalised to a greater or lesser extent.
Best in Show and the Dog CC went to Orangebox Firecracker (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe). He has a very typical head, skull and expression with a good muzzle and not over exaggerated. Good neck and shoulder and correct topline and tailset. Correct compact feet. He is balanced and well proportioned being neither too short nor too long and he moved soundly both in front and behind. In the final challenge for the CC he scored for showmanship and went on to be Best of Breed. The Bitch CC and Res Best in Show went to Ch Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW (Mrs P Clark), another with a most typical head and expression. She has a very good coat of the right texture and pelt of the right thickness and she moved very well behind. Enough bone, she presents a good outline going around the ring and exudes quality. Best Puppy was Olderhill Afortunado (Mrs S Wilson). He has a good head and skull, again without being in any way overdone, good neck and topline, good front and moved better there than behind, correct pelt, good tailset and tail and well balanced throughout.
Best In Show: Orangebox Firecracker
Reserve Best In Show: CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW
Best Opposite Sex: CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW
Champion subject to KC confirmation
RDCC: Otterbobs Riggindale JW
Best Puppy - Dog: Olderhill Afortunado
Best Puppy - Bitch: Gameway Dragonfly
Best Puppy: Olderhill Afortunado
Reserve Best Puppy: Gameway Dragonfly
Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Gameway Dragonfly
Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
1st - Irton Morse Code (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
very pleasing dog with a strong head and good eye, good strong muzzle, plenty of bone, not yet in the best of coats but coming in OK. Very good hindquarters, could be better in front and topline, but very good tail and well proportioned
2nd - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
not quite the strength of muzzle of the winner but very good in skull, good eye, good neck and excellent topline, good hindquarters and could be a shade more positive in front. Scored in overall quality over the others here.
3rd - Tufterslodge Ososimple (Ms J M Woollacott)
Res - Cynetkoy's Cool Hand Luke (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
VHC - Staynorwood Osprey (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Olderhill Afortunado (Mrs S Wilson)
see Best Puppy comments above.
2nd - Ravenside Workforce (Mr M Lowry)
very good in skull, OK in neck and topline, not quite the front of the winner but very good in hindquarters, well muscled.
3rd - Royday Bond (Mr R Longton)
Res - Roxess a Touch of Magic (Mr J & Mrs N Todd)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 4
1st - Bandicoot Double Take (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
a dog with a very pleasing outline, very good neck, topline and tailset, good head and expression and moved out well behind.
2nd - Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
pleasing dog with good skull, OK in topline and correct in rib. Moved OK.
3rd - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
Res - Ravenside Hurricane Run at Ridgebow (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
VHC - Cynetkoy's Benim Kucuk Aslan (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
a strong headed dog with more coat than the second and better for size. Good neck enough bone, good hindquarters standing, but moved a shade close there. Good tail shape but could be set on better.
2nd - Benattivo Stitch In Time (Mr C & Mrs S Girling)
a dog with very good lines and outline and correct in skull. Big enough. Coat just coming in now and moved well behind. Scored in topline.
3rd - Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Res - Grettacs the Wizard (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
better for size than the second here, good in head but expression spoiled slightly by size of ears, in OK coat and moved out better behind than in front. Well proportioned and spannable.
2nd - Blues Boy At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
very pleasing all round with a very good outline, excellent coat, typical head and good ears. Moved quite well and has many qualities but just too big.
3rd - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Ycart Best Shot Remmington (Mr K K Fraser, Mrs T J & Butler)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Rexlands Cock Robin (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
a dog with a really excellent head and expression, good size and correct shape and proportions, good small feet, moved very well behind. Coat beginning to go but good topline and tailset. Good neck.
2nd - Buck Swifter (Mrs A Swindle)
shown in better coat than the third here, good broad skull and strong in muzzle, a bit big in ear correct tail shape but could be set on better, moved better in front than 3.
3rd - Onthill Fernando (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
Res - Vallemoss Voodoo At Roxess (Mr J T & Mrs N Todd)
VHC - Ragatam Lets Go At Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Tufterslodge Walnut At Orangebox (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
very pleasing in head with typical expression, good ears, good neck and topline, could be tidied up a bit in front, pleasing in hindquarters, correct feet.
2nd - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
very pleasing in outline, not quite so positive behind as the winner, good bone, correct skull, good neck and though could be slightly stronger in muzzle he has a good neck and is OK in front and shown in good coat.
3rd - Brumborder River Explorer At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Res - Mighty Singer (Scattergood & Headley)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 4
1st - Orangebox Firecracker (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
see Best of Breed report above.
2nd - Onthill Super Trouper (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
a good headed dog with a strong muzzle, good topline and OK in coat, good tail and well muscled behind, plenty of bone, spannable just, scored in head and expression over third
3rd - Digmoor Captain Rook By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Res - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
VHC - Glenbucket Scot Free (Alexander, Mr. A.W.& Mrs. M.J.)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Otterbobs Riggindale JW (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
a dog with a typical; head and expression with the right head proportions, good topline, moved soundly in front and behind, shown in full coat, correct tail shape and set on. Doesn?t show all the time but keeps his topline well on the move. Went on to win the Reserve Dog CC
2nd - CH Grindelvald In Full Cry JW (Mrs M A Bailey)
another pleasing dog with a good head and expression and OK in ears, good tail and shown in good coat, moved well behind but not quite as positively in front as the winner, good bone. Has a great deal of type and quality.
3rd - CH Tythrop Tapas (Mrs J Lee)
Res - CH Cedarhill Authorized JW ShCM (Mrs C Dean)
VHC - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
pleasing head, slightly big in ears and could be more positive in front but has more lines and style than the others. Could have better feet, and coat not at its best today, Good outline Well muscled behind.
2nd - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
a blue and tan with a good skull, correct neck and moved better behind than in front. Scored behind over the third. Shown in excellent condition
3rd - The Dark Crystal (Mrs Anderson)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
not in the best of coats but pleasing in head and good expression with good strong muzzle, moved out pretty well, good neck and OK in topline when she pulls herself together. Correct in bone and well proportioned.
2nd - Staynorwood Fortune (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
shown in better coat but not moving quite so well as the winner, I thought slightly better in front than 3, excellent in skull, good eye and ears, good feet and pleasing in outline.
3rd - Ragatam Nutmeg (Miss T Peacock)
Res - Lairehope Blueberry Bling (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC - Junctionnine Woodland Babe (Mr G & Mrs L Cadman)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Gameway Dragonfly (Mrs P Clark)
this bitch presented a better profile and outline than the second here going around the ring. Good temperament, Please in head and typical in expression, moved well behind and demonstrated a good tail and tailset. Enough length and good bone a correct feet. Went on to be Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd - Tythrop Touch on Wood (Mrs J L Lee)
did not seem to settle well in the ring, coat not at its best but OK in head and good eye, good feet, moved well all round and correct in rib. Well proportioned
3rd - Southash Hollywood Girl (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Res - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
VHC - Roxess As If By Magic (Mr J & Mrs N Todd)
Entries: 23 Absentees: 7
1st - Benattivo Faberge (Mr C & Mrs S Girling)
a bit lacking in coat but very pleasing and typical in head and expression, good outline, OK in front. Moved well behind with a good tail and tailset. Good for type
2nd - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
another with a pleasing head and expression, good skull, just coming into coat, good ears and scored lover the others here for outline
3rd - Paleside Misty Morning (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
Res - Karison Koffee (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Cedarhill Legally Blonde (Mrs L Gosling)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
1st - Stineval Santina (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
strong in head, could show off her lines better, good in bone. Pleasing in hindquarters and good in tail and tailset. Correct pelt.
2nd - CH Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
good outline but not the head of the winner, good coat and OK in bone. Long enough. Better than the others here in front but not perfect there.
3rd - Tufterslodge Winter Warmer (Ms J M Woollacott)
Res - Carrock Cupcake (Ms J Fawcett)
VHC - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 7
OK in head and good in coat, moved out better than the rest here, front OK and good in bone, good tail and OK outline
2nd - Karison Kokoa (Miss K Johnson)
quite good in head and good in coat, good topline and pleasing in eye
3rd - Brookbank Tweed (Mrs S P Norris)
Res - Redfox Rhea Of Enterlaw (Mr J Walton)
VHC - Plushcourt Retraced (Mrs C Archibald)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 7
1st - Bramblebee Squiglet (Miss E Clements)
very typey bitch but didn’t move perfectly, but very pleasing in coat. Good head, could have smaller feet which would be helped by being tidied up a little, correct rib, enough length and good body proportions.
2nd - Benattivo Kissing Stone For Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
very good in skull, correct in rib, good strong muzzle, good topline and OK in coat. Very good in hindquarters but not quite so good as the winner in front
3rd - Tojamatt Heather (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Res - Achnagairn Smart Card (Mrs A Fraser)
VHC - Howthwaite Amber Grain (Mr R J Barratt)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Lairehope Ruby Romance (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
very typical bitch with a good head and correct expression. Slightly biggish in ears. Good bone and looks a bit big in feet but this could be helped by tidying. Good coat and undercoat. Good tail of the correct shape. Needs a bit more enthusiasm
2nd - Bandicoot Serenade (Mr C & Mrs A Kerry)
different type and lacking in coat today but fairly sound and has good lines. Bigger than the first here and didn?t have quite the head. Needs more coat to complete the picture.
3rd - Springhaugh Time At Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Res - Foxcraig Magic Spell At Roxess (Mr J T & Mrs N Todd)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 7
1st - Benattivo Rosina JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
a bitch with a very pleasing head and expression and scored very much for soundness, and moved out well in front and behind. Scored slightly in front over the second. Good in outline and correct size and good small feet. Just coming into coat.
2nd - Bandicoot Jazz JW (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
another one with a very pleasing head and typical expression, coat on its way out, good neck and topline, very good hindquarters and moved well behind
3rd - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
Res - Bramblebee Squiglet (Miss E Clements)
VHC - Mascani Daisy At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 6
1st - CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW (Mrs P Clark)
see Bitch CC report above.
2nd - Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
another pleasing blue and tan, with good front, pleasing in head and skull, good neck. Not quite the topline of the winner when going around d the ring. But good for size, proportions and scope. Excellent feet. Could have moved with a bit more drive and propulsion today but has much type and went on to win the Reserve Bitch CC
3rd - CH Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
Res - Picer Polyanthus JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
VHC - Stoneygin Mo Cuishle (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Lucinda For Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
nice head and typical expression, but a little bit wide over the shoulder. Has good small feet, OK in ear shape Good topline and good coat but did not move perfectly but better there than others in this class.
2nd - Keswick Show Girl (Mr S & Mrs J Mcritchie)
not the movement of the winner and needs a little bit more strength of foreface. Ears slightly large. Coat OK and good in overall body outline.
3rd - Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)
Res - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
VHC - Kgills Five Alive at Ashallanrose (Miss D Ashcroft)
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
Entries: 12 Absentees: 7
1st - CH Gameway Kiwi JW (Clark, Patricia J.)
very typical dog with a good head and correct expression. Good ears. Enough bone and good eye. Stood OK in front. Coat coming in well. Good hindquarters and correct tail. Shown really fit and presents a very typical; outline
2nd - CH Irton Silver Knight (Fryer, Mr. D.& Mrs. A.)
a strong headed dog with the correct head proportions and very strong muzzle, not in the best of coats and not showing as well today as the winner except when on the move but then displayed a very good and typical outline.
3rd - Thorneyburn Jingle Jangle of Enterlaw (Mr J Walton)
Res - Tweedburn Sweetheart (Mrs C Archibald)
VHC - Carrickfarm Melody (Armstrong, Mrs. V.M.)