Judge: Mrs Beverley Jackson
I was incredibly honoured to be invited to award my first CC’s at Richmond. After much anticipation and excitement the long-awaited day arrived. I was thrilled with the size of my entry and wish to thank all exhibitors for giving me the honour of judging your dogs. I totally appreciate how difficult times are now and am humbled that you chose to exhibit. I was delighted with both of my line ups. I have always hated it when judges say oh I wish I had had more top awards, but I can honestly say that I truly now understand where they were coming from. I had some incredibly difficult classes with a lot of quality. This scenario continued when it came to choosing who the CC’s and Reserve’s should go to. There are, however, two distinct “types” of Borders developing, and often classes contained a mixture of both types. The chisled heads with high placed ears are not typical and we need to try to breed away from this as we are in danger of losing the otter head. I found no bad mouths ? just a few where teeth “placement” was peculiar, and some dirty teeth. Presentation on the whole has improved, although please leave the scissoring to other terriers. Our ring was a “bit of a ploughed field” but most exhibitors managed to find a level part and not fall over!
Best Of Breed: Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian
RDCC: Cobstoneway Lazy River
Best Puppy: Irton Morse Code
Best Veteran: Springhill Pacify of Cobstoneway
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Barterhound Rhinestone (Axford, H.M.)
This 8½ year old grizzle dog has an excellent, harsh, tight double coat. He is in fit condition. A nice straight front, leading to good shoulders, well laid back ribs, strong loin and level topline. Sound movement. Easy to span. Neat tight feet and good mouth.
2nd - Tulawyn Oberon At Tilmoray (Mrs M Small)
Nice dog with attractive head and expression. A little heavier all round than (1), and not as sound on the move.
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Esyntona Rip Van Winkle (Mr I Hopper)
A very nice blue and tan who out-moved the rest of the class with his excellent drive and effortless “float”. Very good harsh, tight double coat and thick loose pelt. Lovely length of back and good topline. Good tail set. Very nice head and expression, with correct ear placement. Good shoulder placement. Very well presented.
2nd - Othamcourt Woodchat at Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
Another very smart youngster in an excellent coat. Very nice head and expression. These two gave me a very hard task to choose between them. On another day could easily change place, and both show a lot of promise.
3rd - Kosmic Sun over Karison (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Rexlands Little Bustard (Mrs D Pearson)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Irton Morse Code (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Gorgeous red in the most stunning of coats. He oozes quality and has the most gorgeous head with typical expression and correct proportions. Another extremely free mover who is so sound , this excellent movement in youngsters is so good to see. Excellent bone with good shoulders, lovely length of rib and strong loin. He is fit and could easily do his job. Gorgeous carrot tail and topline which he carried perfectly on the move. Seriously considered him for top honours I am sure he will have a great future. Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Breed.
2nd - Breckgreen Royal Mint (Mrs J Green)
A nice youngster who was unfortunate to meet (1). Not as strong in head as him but a good head all the same. A lovely harsh close double coat and thick loose pelt. Moved extremely well.
3rd - Ragatam Newmarket At Badgerholme (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson)
Res - Hartswelin Houdini (Mr R & Mrs D Warneford)
VHC - Earthtaw Conker (Mr M W V Watson & Miss J A Haydon)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
This was a very difficult class to judge as there was a lot of quality and not enough places.
1st - Olderhill Afortunado (Mrs S Wilson)
A very nice light grizzle & tan who headed this very good class. He has an excellent head and lovely expression. Wonderful tight cat feet. Lovely length of back with well laid ribs and strong loin. Good straight front. Lovely topline leading to a correctly placed and carried tail. Nice amount of bone throughout. Very balanced. Moved extremely well. Lovely temperament.
2nd - Dandyhow Douglas Fir (Mr T & Miss K Wrenn & Langdon)
Very very nice blue and tan young dog. He was a fidgety on the table but when standing I could really see his qualities. Gorgeous head with typical expression. Very nice reach of neck, lovely topline and tail. Good harsh double coat. Impressed by this boy who could easily swap places with (1) another day.
3rd - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
Res - Hoathwood Habanero (Mrs S Hales)
VHC - Badgerbeck Pablo (Miss L M Jenkins)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Hobholt Helmsman JW (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
Lovely young dog with a typical head and expression I would expect from this kennel. Good on the move. Nice length of back. Good straight front. Coat in good condition. Nice loose pelt.
2nd - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars (Mrs C Dean)
A different type to (1) but has his qualities too. Lovely harsh right double coat. Nice head and expression. Moved well.
3rd - Sweeping Foxtrot For Kgills (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Res - Oatberry Snow Storm (Miss K M Nitarska)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Cobstoneway Lazy River (Mesdames R & J Squibbs & Barker)
Very very nice dog with a gorgeous strong head with typical expression. His body is very well proportioned with lovely well laid ribs and strong loin. He moved very well and had one of the best toplines of the day. His coat has more to come but what was there was of excellent quality. Lovely loose pelt. Very pleased to award him Reserve Dog CC.
2nd - Bingobongo Wicked Widget At Bimandi (Mrs M J Holmes)
One of the fittest dogs of the day, he has muscles on muscles! Incredibly fit but used his power to move with drive around the ring. Another whose coat is coming through but what was evident was good. Excellent loose pelt. Close decision.
3rd - Bingobongo Hollywood Blues (Messers G R & M A Buckle & Flowers))
Res - Onthill Fernando (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
VHC - Hoary Morning (Mr T Wrenn & Miss K Langdon)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
Another difficult class with a lot of quality throughout. The top five placings could swap easily.
1st - Ethlencoral Pip of Ottaswell JW (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)
This dog presented a lovely picture and his overall balance just pipped it. Very very nice light grizzle dog with a good head and expression. His body lines are excellent with lovely level topline. Great length of neck flowing into good shoulders, correct ribs and strong loin. Moved extremely well with good drive. He pushed incredibly hard for top honours too.
2nd - Digmoor Captain Rook By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Very similar to (1). Lovely length of back and excellent loin. Very nice head and expression. Lovely tail which he carried well.
3rd - Bandicoot Double O Seven (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
Res - Badgerbeck Felix (Miss L M Jenkins)
VHC - Cobstoneway River Magic JW (Miss C Spencer)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Earthwise Deuteronomy ShCM (Culley, Anne; Orr, Joyce)
I was thrilled to be able to finally get my hands on this dog and boy did he not disappoint. He is in incredibly hard, fit condition and is a credit to his owners and his breeder. Excellent head with a gorgeous kind but typical expression. Lovely strong, clean white teeth. Excellent neck flowing into correct shoulders, correctly well placed ribs and the strongest of loins. Lovely topline which he kept on the move. Absolutely stunning movement which is a pleasure to watch, striding out in front and using his power to drive from behind. He is a wonderful example of the breed who should have gained his title long ago. I was more than delighted to award him his third CC and Best Opposite Sex.
2nd - CH Cedarhill Authorized JW (Mrs C Dean)
A very worthy champion who I have judged and admired before. Lovely harsh coat and presented in tip top condition. Lovely head and expression. Great topline and lovely movement.
3rd - CH Quarryway Dill (Mrs B Williams & Mr K E Johnson)
Res - Orangebox Firecracker (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
VHC - Stowthorney Swinging Sam (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Springhill Pacify of Cobstoneway (Mrs G Stevens)
A beautiful bitch who thoroughly enjoyed her day, and so she should. She has the harshest of coats and is in fabulous condition. Very pretty head and expression. Lovely body lines. Very nice tail. Moved very very well.
2nd - Sextonmagic Bluebelle (Mrs G Maskell)
A blue and tan who I have judged before. A little heavier all round than (1) but still very nice. Excellent coat. Nicely made.
3rd - Mulysa Miss Muffet (Prevost, Mrs. W.A.)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Esyntona Ripling Ruby (Mr I Hopper)
A very nicely constructed and balanced 6½ month youngster. Not a lot of coat at present but what is coming through looks good. Very pretty, sweet and feminine head and expression. Moved very well for one so young.
2nd - Bordaholic Florentine (Mrs T L Bromley)
A finer bitch all round than (1). She had more coat than (1) which was good and harsh. Not as typical in head as (1). Moved well and held her topline very well.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Tufterslodge Tiz Only Me (Mrs C E Sansom)
Very nice young lady who had a fabulous harsh dark grizzle coat. Very pretty head and expression and a lovely person all round. Very well made throughout , lovely length of rib and strong loin. Good tailset. Moved very well for a baby. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd - Bimandi's Bubblicious (Mrs M J Holmes)
A very nice type . Larger ears than (1). Nice tight coat. Moved well.
3rd - Earthtaw Catkin (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Res - Mattedonn Elizabeth Taylah (Mr E D'arcy-Donnelly)
VHC - Argentail Shiraz (Mrs W A Prevost & Mrs A J & Miss C J Hopkins)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Quarryway Tansy (Mrs B & Mr K E Johnson & Williams)
This young lady moved the best of the class, very easy and free flowing ground covering movement. Harsh coat with more to come. Very pretty head and expression. Nice in body and bone. Very sound throughout.
2nd - Badgerbeck The Vivacious at Jansara (Mr J P & Mrs J Payler)
Very nice blue and tan in and excellent coat. Moved well.
3rd - Karison Koffee (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Southash Hollywood Girl (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Kgills Five Alive at Ashallanrose (Miss D Ashcroft)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Foxyard Better Behave At Emblehope (Miss D Bladen)
Gorgeous blue and tan bitch with a fabulous topline. Very pretty head and expression. Good coat texture with more coming through. Moved around the ring with plenty of drive. Very nicely constructed. Lovely length of rib and great strong loin. I seriously considered her for top honours.
2nd - Blewecourt Harlem (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
Very nicely made bitch. A different type to (1) but with many qualities to admire. Very very good coat and excellent driving movement. Nice head and expression, correct length of rib. Good straight front. Unfortunate to meet (1) today.
3rd - Brookbank Tweed (Mrs S P Norris)
Res - Karison Kokoa (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Torryburn Tickled Pink (Miss J Aldis)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st - Olderhill Oriana (Mrs S Wilson)
Lovely bitch in excellent condition. Really good in ribs and loin and another with an excellent level topline which she held on the move as she flowed round the ring. Pretty head and expression.
2nd - Cast A Spell Over Brookbank (Mrs S P Norris)
A very nice honest type of Border. Very hard tight double coat and good pelt. Beautiful head and typical expression. Moved very well.
3rd - Worker's Playtime (Miss S Waller)
Res - Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)
VHC - Thistlestone Jenny Wren (Miss J & Mr S May & Whisker)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
1st - Bandicoot Serenade (Mr C & Mrs A Kerry)
Beautiful bitch with the prettiest head and expression. She had the harshest of coats and was in fabulous condition. Lovely length of back and correct ribs. Moved with drive and enthusiasm. The best feet of the day, small, tight and catlike with thick pads. One I have admired before and she pushed so so hard for top honours. I really wish I had more with her. Am sure her day will come
2nd - Joncroft Scullery Maid By Apasc (Miss A W Culley)
A different type but very pretty. Very very harsh coat, these two bitches showed probably the best coats of the day. Nicely constructed and sound on the move. My notes read “two very nice bitches” and they were.
3rd - Early Valentine ShCM (Mrs J Shaw)
Res - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison JW (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
VHC - Chesterton Honeymoon (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 5
1st - Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Absolutely stunningly good bitch ? everything I was looking for, from the moment she entered the ring she commanded it. Gorgeous head and expression, lovely placed ears, great neckline leading into well placed shoulders, fantastic straight front with great, small feet. Lovely length of rib and strong loin. She had a fabulous harsh tight coat, but with the loosest of pelts. I loved her energy and enthusiasm. Her movement was effortless and flowing, but strong and powerful too. Beautifully presented and a very worthy champion. I was chuffed to be able to award her crowning CC and Best of Breed.
2nd - CH Remony Barley Twist JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Another gorgeous bitch. I was thoroughly spoilt for choice in this class. I have admired her for a long while and it was a pleasure to be able to go over her. She is so well made and knows it! She moved extremely well. Very very pretty head and lovely feminine expression. Great topline held steady on the move. Another with a good front and lovely feet. Honoured to be able to award her the Reserve Bitch CC.
3rd - Irton Polka (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Res - Badgerbeck Fantacy JW (Mr J C Roberts)
VHC - Glebeheath Minnie the Motor At Blewecourt JW (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)