Judge: Mrs Beverley Barber
Entries: 111 for 114
Thank you for your lovely entry at this fine venue. Thanks also to my efficient and helpful stewards without which we wouldn’t have a show! My main aim when judging is to find a dog that fits as near the breed standard as is possible ,but must have overall good dog conformation. It must be balanced standing and also, most definitely, when it is on the move. This is a hard task because the perfect dog in any breed has yet to be found. When judging on this occasion I did manage to find dogs that had good front angulation, allowing the necessary reach to cover the ground, coupled with adequate rear angulation to give drive to the assembly and so presented a good picture on the move with no change to the dog’s appearance. I had very few short stepping, short backed dogs with such poor construction that the rear becomes noticeably higher than the shoulder when they are on the move. Heads, as always, were very varied, some mouths were out of line, there were some missing premolars which if this perpetuates will alter the head shape. Feet were mostly thick and neat, coats varied and undercoats were in the main a little sparse, but in view of the winter we have just had they have probably spent a long time shedding them. All the dogs I judged today I could span, although chest shape was not always correct. Thank you to all exhibitors for allowing me the privilege of judging your dogs, which I enjoyed immensely.
Best Of Breed: CH Brumberhill Benchmarked JW
RDCC: CH Hobholt Harrier JW
Best Puppy: Irton Morse Code
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Irton Morse Code (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Excellent puppy. Pleasing otter like head, correct bite. Very mature for one so young. Pleasing front and rear angulation. Enough reach of neck, good strong topline and well set tail. Moved out quite well, although moved best in puppy challenge. He keeps his shape on the move, which is so important. Hopefully one to watch in the future. BPD, BP.
2nd - Cynetkoy's Cool Hand Luke (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Lovely free moving dog. Liked his size and general appearance. Good head with flat skull . Narrow and flexible, pleasing rear angulation and tailset. Good coat and pelt. Just needs maturity.
3rd - Carrock Cragsman (Ms J M Fawcett)
Res - Kosmic Sun over Karison (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Ravenside Workforce (Mr M Lowry)
Typical otter like head. Liked size and body shape. Excellent pelt and coat. Another excellent puppy. Moved very freely.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
This class had a lot of variation and some bites not quite correct. Difficult class to judge.
1st - Tythrop Tap On Wood For Ravenside (Mr M Lowry)
Otter like head, correct bite. Reasonable length to body, good coat and pelt . Good bone and small well padded feet. Overall pleasing picture. Moved out well.
2nd - Kersfell Comply Or Die (Mrs M Sneddon)
Another pleasing youngster. Otter like head,correct bite with big teeth, good reach of neck flowing into strong topline. Good coat and pelt. Moved out well
3rd - Kersfell Conquistador (Miss S Rose)
Res - Ravenside Hurricane Run at Ridgebow (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
VHC - Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
This youngster stepped up his game in this class. Liked his otter like head and strong muzzle. Good length to his body, ribbed back sufficiently. Quite flexible and moved well. He has a lot of maturing to do.
2nd - Hobholt Helmsman JW (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
Pleasing dog . Well angulated front and rear. Good topline. Strong through front , spannable with good coat and pelt. Moved okay.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Intack Red Admiral (Mrs V Waldron)
Liked this one very much. Strong head with flat skull, big teeth and strong jaw. Enough reach of neck, well laid shoulder, good length of loin. Strong topline and pleasing rear angulation. Just a little close behind when moving but still covers the ground well and presents an overall pleasing picture.
2nd - Ycart Best Shot Remmington (Mr K K Fraser, Mrs T J & Butler)
Slighter in build to 1. Good shape to head, correct bite. Good shoulders and length to body, well set tail and strength to back. Moves ok, although spoiled by high hock action.
3rd - Kersfell Conquistador (Miss S Rose)
Res - Studstaff Heartbeat At Junctionnine (Mr G Cadman)
VHC - The Dark Crystal (Mrs Anderson)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 2
Excellent class, my five placed dogs excelled when on the move, and could easily change places on another day, they were a privilege to judge.
1st - Brumberhill Benchmarked JW (Mr S A Mcpherson)
My notes say Poetry In Motion. This dog excels in all aspects of the breed standard, and moves so well it is such a pleasure to watch. Beautiful otter like head without exaggeration. Good crest to neck which enhances the otter appearance. Excellent shoulder, strong topline, well ribbed back, good length to loin, well set rear with good angulation. This dog has no exaggeration and today did all that was asked of him. Beautifully turned out. Pleased to award him CC and BOB.
2nd - Chesterton Top Hat And Tails By Kersfell JW (Mrs M Sneddon)
Another fine dog. Just a shade larger than 1 but again a pleasure to judge and go over. Superb head , correct mouth, big teeth, good reach of neck. Front and rear angulation good with length to loin and strong topline. Superb on the move. Again turned out in fine fettle.
3rd - Rhozzum Kingpin (Mrs F J Matthews)
Res - Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
VHC - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Hobholt Harrier JW (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
Strong head of otter like shape. Strong jaw, with correct bite and big teeth. Strong body shape, with excellent front and rear angulation. Good length to body. Moves very well carrying his body and tail strongly. Excellent coat and pelt. Every inch a champion. Pleased to award him RCC.
2nd - CH Tythrop Tapas (Mrs J Lee)
Excellent head, correct bite and big teeth. Superb Length to neck. Good body shape with strong front. Good length to loin and strong topline. Excellent coat and pelt. Just didn’t move quite as well as 1 today. Again every inch a champion.
3rd - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
Res - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
VHC - Fehmarn Reap the Harvest (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Ragatam Nutmeg (Miss T Peacock)
Liked this youngster very much. Lovely narrow, body shape. Strong, yet feminine otter like head. Beautiful flow from head to neck. Good shoulder, length to body, topline and tail set, which were all held well on the move. Pushed hard for best puppy bitch.
2nd - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Another quality puppy. Excelled in head and beautiful body shape. Moved very well keeping her body shape on the move. Liked this one very much but coat not quite right today.
3rd - Staynorwood Fortune (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Res - Fehmarn Far Ranger (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
VHC - Baywillow Brown Braid (Mrs G Hyslop)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Tythrop Touch on Wood (Mrs J L Lee)
Very beautiful puppy. Superb otter like head with strong teeth and jaw. Piercing dark eyes that didn’t miss anything. Well placed shoulders and equally good rear angulation. Narrow and good length to body. Presented a superb picture standing and on the move. Best Puppy Bitch.
Entries: 14 Absentees: 3
Another quality class.
1st - Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
Very good quality youngster. Blue and Tan of good colour. Otter like head with correct bite. Pleasing flow from neck to shoulder. Front and rear angulation good . Narrow with good length to loin. Moved very well. RCC. Missed out on top honours today due to immaturity. Handler must work on presentation for the future, but I’m sure she will make it.
2nd - Kersfell Sea the Stars at Annesuz (Mrs S Marwood)
Liked this one as much as 1. Beautiful blue. Otter like head, flat skull, correct bite, big teeth. Superb body shape, good shoulders and rear. Held the picture on the move. Hope she goes on to emulate her horsy namesake!
3rd - Golden Rosa At Blackmine (Miss T James)
Res - Manorcroft Chit Chat
VHC - Fehmarn Fine Romance (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
Star quality in this class.
1st - Kersfell Sea the Stars at Annesuz (Mrs S Marwood)
2nd - Ragatam Liberty (Miss T J Peacock)
Quality grizzle bitch with pleasing body shape. Good head and correct bite, good reach of neck. Nice and narrow and good length to loin. Moved very well.
3rd - Karison Kokoa (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Bonosue Damson Queen (Mr I Hardman)
VHC - Irton Mata Hari at Foxthorn (Mr R & Mrs S & Miss M Taylor)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Hartswelin Tip Top (Ms L J Godefroid)
Liked this bitch. Pleasing body shape having good front and rear angulation. Good length to loin. Head was correctly shaped but could do with it being a little stronger. Moved out well.
2nd - Kersfell Miss Jean Brodie (Mrs M Sneddon)
Good outline to this blue bitch, excells in front angulation and strong topline. Clean, strong head, correct bite with big teeth. Moved out well.
3rd - Badgerholme Ascot Opal
Res - Howthwaite Amber Grain (Mr R J Barratt)
VHC - Hattie Hopefull (Ms C Broomhead)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
Cracking class again my 5 winners were all equally good and I’m sure will change places on another day.
1st - Rhozzum User Friendly (Mrs M Sharp)
Excellent bitch built with the breed standard in mind! Otter like head with really strong jaw. Flat skull, good reach of neck. Good front assembly complimented by equally good rear angulation. Narrow throughout and well ribbed back. Tailset correct. Overall balanced picture. Moved out beautifully. A pleasure to go over and an absolute pleasure to award her Bitch CC.
2nd - Mansergh Singsong (Miss A Roslin-williams)
Beautifully constructed grizzle bitch. Otter like head with flat skull, strong muzzle,correct bite. Neat ears. Good reach of neck flowing into nicely angulated shoulders. Narrow throughout, well ribbed back with level topline and well placed tail. Moved well.
3rd - Hartswelin Far Away (Ms L J Godefroid)
Res - Stoneygin Mo Cuishle (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
VHC - Foxyard Better Behave At Emblehope (Miss D Bladen)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - Plushcourt The Bees Knees In Thoraldby (Mrs B A Judge)
Lovely blue bitch with classy shape especially on the move. Otter like head, correct bite and good strength to jaw. Strong body with good topline which was held on the move. Shown in excellent condition.
2nd - Brumberhill Bonjour (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Another quality bitch. Classic head, otter like in appearance, correct bite and strong jaw. Excellent reach of neck and good front angulation. Moved out well but not quite as well as 1 today.
3rd - Mansergh Speckles JW (Miss A Roslin-williams)
Res - CH Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
VHC - CH Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
Miss K. Johnson. A trio of beautiful dogs of excellent breed type. (Group 4)