Judge: Mr D Maggs & Mr G. Pickering
Entries: 228 for 268
I was asked to decide BIS between Bitch CC winner Guvercin’s Achnagairn Code Name Glebeheath JW ShCM, and Dog CC winner Bate’s Sweeping Foxtrot for Kgills (IMP SWE).
Two very typical quality borders with so much to like about them. Both had true otter-like heads, with decent strength of muzzle and good teeth. Both were eye-catching in overall outline, were well ribbed back, and had reasonably thick pelts with the correct double coat, although the bitch was carrying a slightly harsher topcoat today. Conversely, the dog scored in strength of loin. Whilst both had very good front and rear angulation which showed in their free movement, I thought the bitch edged it in terms of her superb overall bodylines and balance.
Terence Tuck – Referee
I would like to thank the Midland Border Terrier Club for inviting me to be the replacement judge on this occasion; it gave me the opportunity to go over some very fine dogs. All the exhibits were without exception fit and healthy, and I felt there was certainly a depth of quality running right through all the classes.
Mr David Maggs, Dog Judge.
I was very honoured to be asked to judge the Midland Border Terrier Club Championship Show, I have been looking forward to it for quite some time and I have to say the day didn’t disappoint. As usual the weather was good, the breeze keeping the temperature appropriate for the dogs and luckily the heavy rain stayed away until after judging had finished. I would like to thank the Committee for their hospitality, and also my two excellent stewards, Chris Wallace and Ray Henry for helping me to complete the task of judging the 112 bitches giving me an excellent entry of 128. The quality of the bitches was excellent, I was able to span all the exhibits and mouths were generally good. Rear movement seems to be improving and I was very impressed with the standard and presentation of the bitches on the day. This high standard of exhibits meant that some very nice bitches went away cardless on this occasion, particularly in the Junior, Post Graduate and Limit classes. I was very pleased with my line up. I believe it reflected what I aspire for the breed a good honest border in hard condition that meets the breed standard which is capable of doing what it was originally bred for? whether it works or not.
Mr Graham Pickering, Bitch Judge.
Best In Show: Achnagairn Code Name Glebeheath JW ShCM
Reserve Best In Show: Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills
Best Opposite Sex: Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills
RDCC: Bandicoot Double Take JW
Best Puppy - Dog: Dandyhow Dr Walter
Best Puppy - Bitch: Gameway Dragonfly
Best Puppy: Dandyhow Dr Walter
Best Veteran: CH Ashbrae Poacher
Entries: 14 Absentees: 1
1st - Irton Morse Code (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
9 month old red puppy, nice broad head, keen dark eyes and strong muzzle, good length of neck, straight front and narrow body, very good coat and pelt, went well on the move.
2nd - Redfox Watchman (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)
another red dog this one only 6 months old and still very much a baby, nice well proportioned head and good length of body, well bent stifle, moved well, should mature into a nice dog.
3rd - Meglind Aviator (Mrs S E Lindley)
Res - Merumhor Midwinter (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
VHC - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Dandyhow Dr Walter (Mrs K M Irving)
10 month old grizzle and tan, lovely head, keen expression, teeth already impressive, good length of neck running into a fairly long narrow body, well bent stifle, correct tail set, quality coat and thick pelt, excellent movement, seemed as if he had been doing this for years, a real showman. BPIS
2nd - Tufterslodge Ososimple (Ms J M Woollacott)
another 10 month old grizzle and tan, good head, teeth and reach of neck, straight front, racy hindquarters, neat feet and thick pads, moved well but not with the presence of 1.
3rd - Staynorwood Osprey (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Res - Breckgreen Royal Mint (Mrs J Green)
VHC - Hoathwood Habanero (Mrs S Hales)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 2
1st - CH/Swe CH Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
17 month old blue and tan, super head, strong muzzle and teeth, keen eyes, good reach of neck and straight front, good bone, body deep and narrow with good length, easily spanned, a well balanced dog. Smashing coat with good undercoat, thick pelt. His well bent stifles enabling him to move across the ring with plenty of drive and ease, a worthy winner and a pleasure to examine. CC, BOS, RBIS.
2nd - Bandicoot Double Take JW (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
18 month old grizzle and tan, another fine specimen with a broad skull, strong teeth, straight narrow front and a lovely length body, racy hindquarters, thick pads on small feet, another excellent coat and pelt, the overall picture was of quality, a pity he came up against 1 today as he would have taken top honours. RES CC.
3rd - Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Res - Comberdown Curragh (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
VHC - Teffys Handsome Demon (Miss S Nock)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Colourbox Gunpowder (Mrs L A Fordham)
blue and tan, nice head, correct bite, straight front and good length of body, well bent stifle. Good coat and pelt ,moved well, the makings of a nice dog but needs to lose a little weight.
2nd - Bordaholic Twelfth Night (Mrs T L Bromley)
7 month old grizzle and tan puppy with a pleasing head, keen eyes, good reach of neck,narrow body and racy hindquarters, lacking a little in coat, moved OK.
3rd - Oatberry Snow Storm (Miss K M Nitarska)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
2nd - Oughterside Minty's Pride (Robert Scott)
grizzle and tan with good broad skull, strong muzzle, straight front and well made narrow body, well bent stifle, moved with plenty of drive, decent coat and thick pelt.
3rd - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
Res - Colourbox Gunpowder (Mrs L A Fordham)
VHC - Oatberry Snow Storm (Miss K M Nitarska)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Blues Boy At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
grizzle and tan, strong head with correct sized ears and good bite, strong bone, straight front, thick pads, correct length of body, racy hindquarters and moved well with plenty of drive, correct double coat, looked as if he could do a days work.
2nd - Sextonmagic Willowherb (Mrs K J Blakemore)
grizzle and tan, similar comments to 1 but a little lighter overall, moved well.
3rd - Brumborder River Skipper at Shiftyfox (Mr G Widey)
Res - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
VHC - Hufftonwuff Wacko Jacko (Ms T D Kestle)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Borderella Day Tripper JW (Mrs P South)
grizzle and tan, well proportioned head, good teeth nice length of neck, straight front, good bone, deep narrow body, good coat and pelt, moved very well.
2nd - Onthill Fernando (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
Red, nice otter head with strong muzzle and teeth, nice narrow body and racy hindquarters, covered the ground with ease. Smashing coat with good undercoat, thick pelt
3rd - Studstaff Heartbeat At Junctionnine (Mr G Cadman)
Res - Badgerbeck Beau Geste for Buckwilde (Mrs M Blomfield-Willis)
VHC - Ragatam Lets Go At Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
Entries: 22 Absentees: 8
1st - Clipstone Tailor (Mrs J & Mrs E Jackson)
grizzle and tan , good strong skull and muzzle, good reach of neck and narrow front, small feet and thick pads. His body was of the correct length giving him the appearance of being well balanced and of having everything in the right proportions, racy back end enabling him to move with plenty of drive, good coat and pelt. challenged hard for top honours.
2nd - Digmoor Captain Rook By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
grizzle and tan, another nice dog which I could have swapped with 1 on any other day, again broad strong skull and muzzle, nice reach of neck and straight front, nice length of body, in good coat, well bent stifle, moved well.
3rd - Onthill Super Trouper (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
Res - Master Minstral At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
VHC - Dowgri Diggory (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Byrons Greengrass (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
grizzle and tan, broad skull and strong muzzle with good size teeth, neat ears of typical size and placed well, nice length of neck flowing into well angulated shoulders, body narrow with strong loins, racy hindquarters, moved well.
2nd - CH Quarryway Dill (Mrs B Williams & Mr K E Johnson)
unusually pale grizzle and tan, pleasing head with dark eye and keen expression, good strong teeth, good length of neck and straight front, ribs well back, well bent stifle, moved well, correct jacket
3rd - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Fehmarn Reap the Harvest (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
VHC - Digmoor Aces High JW (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin (Mrs H Haughton)
another pale grizzle and tan, nice head with well placed ears, strong muzzle and teeth, straight narrow front, good length of body, well bent stifle, moved well, could have done with a little more coat.
2nd - Foxpaw Brilliant Disguise (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
grizzle and tan, head of similar proportions to 1 , put together well but finer than 1, moved well.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Ashbrae Poacher (Mr A & Mrs E Cuthbertson)
red, what can I say about this dog except that he has aged well. Broad strong skull and muzzle, big teeth still with good bite, nice length of neck and straight front, narrow body and racy hindquarters, coat in fine condition, moved well.
2nd - Brookbank Break the Spell JW (Norris, S.P.)
grizzle and tan, oldest dog in the ring at nearly 11, still had everything in the right place, broad skull and good bite, keen eye, straight front and narrow body with strong loins, correct coat in good condition, lost out to 1 on movement.
3rd - CH Fehmarn Magic Lantern JW (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Res - Dandyhow Dumb Waiter (Axford, Helen)
VHC - Dugaden Tusker ShCM (Martin, Joyce)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Oxcroft Raydar (Mr J Price)
red, another fine working dog from this very famous working kennel, good head with strong muzzle and large teeth, nice length neck, straight narrow front, good length body and strong loins, well bent stifle, lacking a little in coat but thick pelt, took a little time to settle down on the move.
Entries: 11 Absentees: 0
1st - Dandyhow Sparkler (Mrs V Hale)
An eye catching 8 month old grizzle puppy. She has a feminine otter head with well placed ears and a good scissor bite. A straight front and well laid shoulder comes together in lovely body lines. Her tail is straight off the back and she is starting to muscle up as a puppy should. I do like to see tidy feet and a good harsh double coat which she has. She moved around the ring with ease and confidence which won her this class.
2nd - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Another lovely puppy, of a good type and size, not over done. Head is of correct proportions, with keen expression and dark eye. Nice tight feet, good bend of stifle, moved out well. Her coat was not at its best today.
3rd - Merumhor Solstice Belle (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
Res - Ragatam Nutmeg (Miss T Peacock)
VHC - Junctionnine Woodland Babe (Mr G & Mrs L Cadman)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Gameway Dragonfly (Mrs P Clark)
A confident grizzle puppy who is well put together. She has a typical otter head, good expression and bite and is well filled under the eye. She has a lovely length of neck, a narrow straight front with correct bone and is easily spanned. A correct carrot tail, carried well and straight off her back added to the overall balance of this puppy. She has a good double jacket which was presented perfectly today. She moved out well fore and aft. Pleased to award her best puppy bitch – unlucky to meet the best puppy dog in the challenge today
2nd - Tythrop Tarantella (Mr P & Mrs J Rowlatt)
Another nice grizzle puppy that has a good otter head, neat ears and a keen expression. She has a well muscled body and a good reach of neck, which flows into well laid shoulders. Feet looked a little long, could have done with tidying up. Presented in an excellent double coat and looked balanced in profile. Lost out to 1st today on confidence on the move.
3rd - Tufterslodge Tiz Only Me (Mrs C E Sansom)
Res - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
VHC - Staynorwood Fortune (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Entries: 21 Absentees: 6
What a superb class! Some lovely young girls who went unplaced today should have a promising show career.
1st - Benattivo Faberge (Mr C & Mrs S Girling)
A well put together young girl, with lovely confirmation and not over done in any way. She has well placed ears and a lovely border expression, needs her head to strengthen a little but that will come with maturity. She has a good straight front and stood on tidy cat like feet. Shown in good double coat. Well muscled body, lovely in profile and a good bend of stifle which allowed her to move effortlessly around the ring.
2nd - Kgills Five Alive at Ashallanrose (Miss D Ashcroft)
A typical border with lots of breed type. A feminine otter head with well placed ears. She has a good straight front, plenty of muscle and an excellent pin wire coat. Feet could have done with tidying up. Moved out well for and aft.
3rd - Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
Res - Digmoor Bella Donna (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
VHC - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 4
1st - Gameway Dragonfly (Mrs P Clark)
2nd - Ragatam Nutmeg (Miss T Peacock)
A well balanced bitch that has a lot to like about her. An excellent and well proportioned otter head, ears close to cheek, a good bite and well filled under the eye. She has a good reach of neck which moves into well laid shoulders. Well bent hind quarters allowing her to move easily around the ring. A little short of coat today.
3rd - Benattivo Abiba (Miss S M Moseley)
Res - Irton Mata Hari at Foxthorn (Mr R & Mrs S & Miss M Taylor)
VHC - Foxpaw Book Of Dreams (Mrs D J Faulkner)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
A lovely bitch with excellent confirmation and body lines and not over done. Presented in hard, fit condition with a topping double jacket and a good loose pelt. She has a feminine otter head with a good bite and plenty of strength in the jaw. This girl has a lovely straight front, well laid shoulders and is of correct bone. Easily spanned, with good rib and muscled up hindquarters with good angulation allowing her to make the ring her own. RBCC.
2nd - Stineval Santina (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
Another well put together bitch, full of confidence and in peak condition. A typical otter head, keen expression, large white correctly placed teeth in a strong jaw. She has a straight front and stood on firm pastons. Good hind quarters which allow her to move with purpose as if she could go all day. A little short of coat today
3rd - Foxyard Better Behave At Emblehope (Miss D Bladen)
VHC - Bromsden Bairnkine Brogue (Mrs L J Vintcent)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
1st - Ragatam Lucinda For Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
A smart looking bitch in good condition and of good make up and shape. A very attractive head with a typical keen border expression and strong jaw. Shown in good double coat and thick and correct pelt. Well laid shoulders and straight front. Easily spanned with good rib and good length of back leading to a correctly set tail. Well muscled hind quarters. Moved with style.
2nd - Cornish Maid By Dowgri (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Another girl of the right size and proportion, in good general condition and not over done in anyway. Her head is of correct proportion and has a feminine look and expression. Has a double coat, but it is not yet at its best. Good front, with correct bone. Ribs carried well back, narrow throughout with racy hindquarters. Good tail set. Moved out
3rd - Bromsden Bairnkine Brogue (Mrs L J Vintcent)
Res - Tythrop Tarantella (Mr P & Mrs J Rowlatt)
VHC - Kyscafter Kestrel ShCM (Miss L S Robbins)
Entries: 19 Absentees: 5
Again, a quality class with some classy bitches going without cards today
1st - Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)
A very attractive, light grizzle bitch, with lots of breed type, shown in good condition and full coat today. She has a good otter head, well filled under the eye and a strong jaw and correct bite with strong white teeth. Lovely reach of neck, well laid and smooth shoulder. She has a lovely straight front and stands on nice tidy cat like feet. Good length of back and strong in loin. Nice in profile and a good bend of stifle. Moved out well.
2nd - Cast A Spell Over Brookbank (Mrs S P Norris)
Another well made bitch. Typical otter head, keen expression and well placed ears, could do with her face furnishing tidying a little. Good front and well muscled body. Easily spanned and narrow throughout. Good angulated hind quarters that allowed her to move well around the ring.
3rd - Howthwaite Amber Grain (Mr R J Barratt)
Res - Tojamatt Heather (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Barterhound Thyme At Bordaholic (Mrs T Bromley)
Entries: 20 Absentees: 5
This class was full of bitches of great quality. Again there were a number of very good exhibits who went cardless today but are a credit to their owners.
1st - Achnagairn Code Name Glebeheath JW ShCM (Mrs J Guvercin)
This bitch caught my eye as she walked into the ring, when I went over her she didn’t disappoint. She is of outstanding quality, up on her toes and obviously loves the show ring. Today she was shown in peak and harsh condition. A lovely feminine otter head, wide skull and plenty of strength of muzzle. She has a typical keen border expression and lovely dark eye. A good reach of neck flowing into well laid shoulder, straight front, well shaped rib and strong loin. Well muscled hind quarters and good bend of stifle – narrow throughout. Today she was sporting an excellent double jacket, with thick pelt. A well set tail gave her balance. She made the ring her own as she moved around with ease and purpose. Very pleased to award her BCC and with the help of Tez Tuck, referee, BOB and BIS.
2nd - Bandicoot Serenade (Mr C & Mrs A Kerry)
A lot to like about this quality bitch. Very similar comments to winner, good otter head with keen expression, good bite with big white teeth and good under jaw. Correct length of neck moving into clean fore quarters, just right for bone. Held an excellent topline on the move, she stood on thick pads, a lovely tweedy coat. Strode out with style, preferred balance of the 1st place today.
3rd - Mascani Daisy At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Res - Digmoor Kindred Spirit For Tyrian (Professor S P Dean)
VHC - Ravenside Ma Biche At Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
As I would expect, a class of lovely Border Terriers, all from the top draw, none of them disappointed.
1st - Benattivo Rosina JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
A well put together and balanced bitch, not over done and shown in harsh condition. A good, strong typical head with dark eye, keen expression, well placed ears and a correct bite. Lovely reach of neck flowing into smooth shoulders. Ribs laid well back, strong loin and easily spanned. She has racy hindquarters and is narrow throughout. Lovely carrot tail which gave her a balanced outline. Good coat and pelt. Moved around the ring with ease and confidence, sound both for and aft.
2nd - CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW (Mrs P Clark)
A well known b/t bitch of excellent confirmation and breed type. Good head, correctly proportioned with keen expression. Straight front with smooth shoulders and is easily spanned. A good level topline and tail set with good angulation of hindquarters. She has the best of blue and tan coats. Moved out well. Not quite as narrow as 1st place.
3rd - Ir CH Comberdown Rosalie (Mr & Mrs Higham)
Res - Irton Polka (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
VHC - CH Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Ragatam Lucinda For Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
2nd - Irton Mata Hari at Foxthorn (Mr R & Mrs S & Miss M Taylor)
) A nice all round bitch. Typical of the breed and in good condition. Good otter head and keen expression. Strong muzzle and a good mouth. Narrow throughout and without coarseness. Easily spanned with plenty of strength in loin. Good double coat. Moved out well.
3rd - Farnes Grace At Leysh (Miss C Ricks)
Res - Tameila Penny Lane By Borderella (Mrs P South)
VHC - Aurora's Popcorn ShCM (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st - Tilmoray Tranquility (Mrs M Small)
Stood alone today but a lot to like about this happy 7yr old bitch who was enjoying her day. Shown in good condition, typical otter head with a varminty expression. Still narrow in front and body. Well set tail which gave her nice balance. Moved out well.
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Oxcroft Rumour (Mr J Price)
A nice b/t bitch typical of this well known and long established kennel. Excellent head, strong fore face and correct scissor bite with big white teeth. Well muscled body, plenty of strength in loin, small cat like feet. Shown in hard condition, but didn’t do herself justice on the move.
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1 Price’s, well put together team, they all looked alike and although there were only 3 handlers they still moved together and with a similar gait.
2 Irving’s also a well put together team but I felt that although they were better organized than 1 they lacked the symmetry.