Venue: HAREWOOD HOUSE, HAREWOOD ESTATE, HAREWOOD, NR LEEDS LS17 9LQ
Judge: Mrs Jayne Alpe
Entries: 98 making 110
Thanks to the committee for my invitation and for providing two excellent stewards who enabled me to easily get on with my judging. Thank you to the exhibitors for the good quality entry. Overall impression from last time I judged was that movement has improved somewhat but many lacked the drive and ease of movement that is needed in a dog that was bred to follow a horse. I was looking for both this and balance without some of the over exaggerations that I have noticed slowly creeping in to the breed. I was delighted to see my BOB pulled into the cut in the group and my BP with a Group 4.
Best Of Breed: Benattivo Fire Flower JW
RDCC: Cedarhill Ghost Writer
Best Puppy: Stineval Kordia
Best Veteran: CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Mysulan Mythical Mylo (Mrs S J Baxter)
nice type of B/T puppy, correct bite, dark eye and excellent quality coat and pelt, needs to tighten in front, head OK
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Lockhaugh Linx To Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)
lovely puppy up to size, needs to body up to complete the picture. Correct bite and head. Not in his best coat. Moved well. BPD
2nd - Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
more compact type with good jacket, did not move as well as 1. Good head and bite.
3rd - Bowencloud Busy Bee (Mrs S J Ruth)
Res - Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Cedarhill Ghost Writer (Mrs M Fleming)
lovely balanced dog, moved true and sound with good drive and kept his top line on the move, thick pelt and harsh double coat. Correct bite with large teeth, dark eye and correct varminty expression. Pushed hard for top honours. RDCC
2nd - Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
different type to 1 but liked him a lot. Good head, dark eye correct bite. Coat not at its best. Moved well.
3rd - Chorbeck Space Cowboy (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Tojamatt Moriarty (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Tyrian Arrowsmith (Mrs K Dean)
smaller type but very balanced with sound movement. Good head, correct expression and bite. Thick pelt and harsh jacket.
2nd - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)
lovely B/T with good head, big teeth and dark eye. Lost out on movement.
3rd - Cedarhill Shining Star At Nookshot (Miss R C Newman)
Res - Tyneaster Special Agent at Raedwulf (Mrs V Atkinson)
VHC - Bardenfox A View To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1st - Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
lovely Type with Excellent Head, Correct Expression with dark eye and good bite. Totally sound moving and kept his top line well. Excellent harsh jacket with thick pelt.
2nd - Daluce King Of Emotion (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
another nice type with good Head, eye and strong teeth. Unfortunately today he left his jacket at home. Moved soundly with drive.
3rd - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Res - Tyrian Outlaw (Mrs K Dean)
VHC - Chorbeck Chatty Man JW ShCM (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
The first three in this class were all excellent examples and on another day could change places I was splitting hairs.
1st - Benattivo Betfred (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
balanced dog with lovely proportion, excelled in shoulder placement which showed on the move with both reach and drive. Good in head, eye and expression. Correct bite. Good coat and pelt. So close to top honours.
2nd - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
a very worthy champion, excellent head, dark eye and good big teeth. Sound on the move. Not in the best of jackets today and I preferred the size of 1.
3rd - CH Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra)
Res - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
VHC - Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
what a lovely stamp of a Border, everything about him is correct. Wonderful head with great varminty expression, big teeth with a good bite. He is still at 8 totally sound when moving with effortless drive and reach albeit a little dour at times. Harsh coat and thick pelt. Nothing overdone but a very worthy champion. DCC
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Stineval Kordia (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
quality feminine puppy, excellent head, dark eye, correct bite. Harsh jacket with thick pelt. Covered the ground on a balanced easy true stride. I look forward to watching her career in the ring. BPB
2nd - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
a raw baby but she had so much to like. harsh double coat, with good head and bite. Moved very well for such a baby.
3rd - Micustins Little Santa (Mr M McNicholas)
Res - Keebank Snow Queen (Mrs L Keeffe)
VHC - Kelcraig Demora (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)
Balanced young bitch, good head, bite and expression. She moved with drive. Thick pelt and harsh jacket.
2nd - Chorbeck Angel Eyes (Mrs H Haughton)
similar in type to 1 with correct head, bite and good expression. Harsh double coat with thick pelt. Moved well.
3rd - Ravenside Masena (Mr M Lowry)
Res - Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth)
VHC - Lockhaugh Twix (Mr B A Bassett)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Tojamatt Myth for Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
super little bitch, very balanced with quality coat and pelt. Moved very well. Good feminine head with dark eye and correct bite.
2nd - Bordurrock Tarot Woman (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies)
nice sort of bitch with nice head and expression, she has a correct bite and moved well.
3rd - Fisherbloom Diaboli At Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Res - Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
VHC - Carrock Caelan (Ms J Fawcett)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 3
1st - Benattivo Fire Flower JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
I have admired this bitch since she appeared as a baby she did not disappoint me today. Feminine head with excellent bite and a lovely varminty expression in perfect coat harsh and dense with thick pelt. To top it off she was sound, true with drive and reach on the move. BCC BOB.
2nd - Keebank Withy Song (Mrs L Rostron)
another very feminine bitch with a lot to like. Good head, dark eye and correct bite. Good jacket and pelt.
3rd - Bandicoot Dragon Glass (Mrs V L K Docwra)
Res - Charlie's Copycat Via Otterbobs (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC - Bordurrock Shoot To Thrill (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st - Bardenfox Pussy Galore JW (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore)
Moved well with reach and drive, Good head with correct bite. Maybe a little short coupled for me, but she won this class on her overall quality
2nd - Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM (Mrs G Stevens)
another nice bitch with excellent coat and pelt. Moved OK with good outline in profile. Strong head with dark eye and good bite.
3rd - Irton Scotch Mist (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Res - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Witch Way to Thorneyhurst (Miss L Illingworth)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW (Miss D Bladen)
I have from the ringside and she did not disappoint on examination. Harsh double coat with thick pelt. Typical head and expression, with big teeth and correct bite. Moved very soundly with plenty of reach and drive. RBCC.
2nd - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)
a quality bitch, who was only beaten today by coat and pelt today. Excelled in head with good bite and expression. She moved soundly and true.
3rd - Baillieswells Stronachie (Professor A S Milton)
Res - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
lovely old lady who defies her age with her movement and fitness. Lovely outline both stood and on the move. Good head with correct bite.
2nd - Cobstoneway Bayou Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Nice bitch with good head, coat and dark eye. Good on the move, different type to 1.
3rd - Hollowmoor Casilva (Mrs A D Williams)