Venue: The Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8NB
Judge: Mr Euan Castel (Flutorum)
Entries: 106 dogs
My thanks to the committee for their kind invitation to judge at this my local Championship Show. Special thanks to my excellent steward Ben Joiner for keeping everything in order. Thank you to all exhibitors for providing me with a lovely entry to go over. I found a depth of quality in each class with some close decisions to make. Very pleased that my Best of Breed, Best Puppy and Best Veteran went on to do well in their respective groups – well done.
Best Of Breed: Bruadar Girl At Cromlechs
DCC: Benattivo Betfred
RBCC: Keebank Withy Song
Best Puppy: Stineval Kordia
Best Veteran: Grettacs the Wizard ShCM
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
7 months dark grizzle, built on narrow lines. Nice in head with dark eye, good mouth and strong jaw. Good reach of neck, straight front, nice length of body with ribs carried back. Has a good harsh double coat and loose pelt. Tight well padded feet on which he moved well on a loose lead.
2nd - Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
6 months grizzle, well proportioned head, short strong muzzle with nice eye and ear placement. Ok for size and is easily spanned. Nice texture of coat. Moved ok for age.
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Bowencloud Busy Bee (Mrs S J Ruth)
Promising 11 month grizzle who was well presented. Has a typical well proportioned masculine head with nice expression. Straight front, nice length of body with good front and rear angulations. Harsh coat and loose pelt. Moved well. Just had edge on maturity over 2nd placed.
2nd - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
3rd - Mcbrock Dennis The Menace (Mr K Mcdowell)
Res - Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
A well presented light grizzle, ideal for size and balance. A super otter like head with a dark eye and well placed ear. Narrow throughout, correct front and rear angulations. Carroty tail well set on. Good double jacket. Moved very soundly on tight feet.
2nd - Achnagairn Baily Sweet (Mrs M Winder)
Masculine head with strong muzzle and typical expression. Good reach of neck, straight front, nice length of body with ribs carried back. Shown in good harsh coat with loose pelt. Well muscled and moved well.
3rd - Normbar Hussar (Mrs N Ellis)
Res - Wintergarden Fly's Finale to Manorcroft (Mr D J Bean)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Howthwaite in Voice (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Grizzle of 16 months. Typical head with strong muzzle, flat skull. Overall balance is good, straight front and is easily spanned. Short carroty tail. Tight coat on loose pelt. Moved well with good reach of stride.
2nd - Westbound Dan (Mr C Tait)
Strong masculine head and expression with good mouth. Dark grizzle harsh dense coat on loose pelt. Racy quarters with well set down hocks. Moved well round ring just needs to tighten up in front.
3rd - Loiriston Adair (Dr R & Mrs F Wheatley)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
This one has matured into a very nice dog. Typical head and keen expression. Well balanced body, straight front, good length of rib, easily spanned. Good topline and tailset. Very sound movement on tight feet. Good harsh double jacket. Reserve CC.
2nd - Lairehope Duke Diamante (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Litter brother to 1 and similar comments apply, slightly straighter in stifle. Typical head and expression. Good coat and pelt. In good condition and moved well for his young handler.
3rd - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Res - Foxcraig Magic Dyson (Mr G R Sugars)
VHC - Keebank Charlie's Diamond (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Glenbucket Highland Lad (Mrs M J Alexander & Mrs N Anderson)
Very typical dog of this kennel, he has a masculine head with strong jaw, well placed eye and ear. Not overdone in any way being balanced throughout. Good front and rear angulations, firm body, well muscled. Nice tight coat on a loose pelt. Sound movement.
2nd - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Good for size and balance, otter like head with nice placed eye and ear. Well constructed front and rear, level topline and flat rib. Nice carroty tail. Well presented in tight harsh coat and has confident sound movement.
3rd - Raleniro Second Time Around ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Res - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
VHC - Thorneyburn Peace Pipe at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Benattivo Betfred (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Beautifully presented grizzle who is ideal for size and balance, he has a lovely otter like head with nice eye and ear giving a nice border expression. Good shoulder placement, straight front and well placed rib being easily spanned. Harsh double jacket, carroty tail well set on. Well angulated rear, has the soundest of movement. Pleased to award the Dog CC which I later learned was his 3rd – well done.
2nd - Int CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Mature blue and tan with masculine head, strong jaw. Has a moderate neck into nice topline, straight front. Built on narrow lines, well muscled and very fit. Short carroty tail. Another who has sound movement.
3rd - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Res - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
VHC - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Good for overall size and balance, nice masculine head and expression. Good front and rear assembly, short carroty tail well set on. Lovely harsh coat. Sound on the move. Best Veteran and awarded 2nd in Terrier Veteran Group.
2nd - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
A worthy champion, typical in head with strong foreface, broad skull. Excellent make and shape, good angulations. Coat is of a good texture on a loose pelt. Moved well with drive from well muscled quarters.
3rd - Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)
Res - Foxton Lodge Lad (Thomas)
VHC - Donachain Dalavich At Calanru (Mr & Mrs K W Mackenzie)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
Sweet feminine headed blue and tan. She is well balanced with moderate neck into well placed shoulders, straight front and narrow body lines. Harsh double coat on loose pelt. Moved well.
2nd - Nantcoch Field Skipper (Mrs J M Phillips)
Another nice baby pup, grizzle built on same narrow lines as 1. Nice head and expression. Moderate neck, good length of body, nice tail and set on. Moved with ease.
3rd - Keebank Snow Queen (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st - Stineval Kordia (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Feminine head and expression, good dark eye, well placed ear. Good reach of neck, narrow body with well placed rib and is easily spanned. Sound movement on tight feet. She is beautifully presented in harsh coat. Best Puppy in Breed and very pleased to see her win Terrier Puppy Group 1.
2nd - Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth)
Another nice puppy built on narrow lines, dark grizzle. Nice head and expression. Harsh coat and loose pelt. Well muscled. Moved well.
3rd - Ravenside Masena (Mr M Lowry)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
Grizzle of nice overall make, shape and balance. Lovely feminine head and expression. Excellent coat and loose pelt. Nice topline, rib placement and racy quarters. Moved well with drive.
2nd - Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Smartly presented blue and tan. Lovely in head, moderate neck, well placed shoulders. Excellent coat and pelt. In fit condition and sound movement holding level topline.
3rd - Kentixen Mystery (Mr C Tait)
Res - Wadesleia Dear Prudence (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
VHC - Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Borderigg Rewind To Ravenside (Mr M Lowry)
Lovely type of bitch, good overall balance and construction, nice in head with feminine expression. Harsh coat, thick loose pelt. Short carroty tail. Moved well.
2nd - Benattivo Fire Flower JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Feminine head and expression with well placed eye and ear. Straight front, good length of body, racy quarters. Carroty tail. Good for overall size balance. Moved well round ring. Harsh coat.
3rd - Tojamatt Myth for Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Res - Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
VHC - Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 5
1st - Keebank Withy Song (Mrs L Rostron)
Liked her overall size and balance, this grizzle of 2 ½ years has a typical feminine head, short strong muzzle, well placed eye and ear. Moderate neck into well placed shoulders, straight front, level topline, racy rear with low set hocks. Moved out well both ways. Tight harsh double jacket. Certainly caught my eye in the class and the bitch line up and was pleased to award her the Reserve CC.
2nd - Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Blue and tan, typical in head and expression. Well proportioned body of nice size and balance. Easily spanned, racy quarters and sound movement. Harsh coat and loose pelt. Well presented.
3rd - Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser)
Res - Ridgebow Rusty Rivet (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
VHC - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Bruadar Girl At Cromlechs (Miss K Hamilton)
Grizzle and tan of good quality, strong yet feminine in all aspects. Her head is well proportioned with strong muzzle, good eye and ear placement. Built on narrow lines she has good lay of shoulder, straight front, well placed rib, good topline and tailset. Easily spanned. She has a plentiful pelt and correct double jacket. Well muscled and racy rear. Soundest of movement on tight feet. Pleased to award her the CC, her 3rd and crowning –well done, and BOB.
2nd - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Lovely balanced bitch with nice otter like feminine head. Good front, well placed shoulder and level topline. Short carroty tail. In good overall condition and tight coat on loose pelt. Sound free movement.
3rd - Otterpaws Firebird (Miss Dixon)
Res - Achnagairn Red Card (Mrs A Fraser)
VHC - Lynsett Bold Spirit JW (Mrs L McFarlane)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)
Beautifully presented rich grizzle with lovely feminine head and expression. Clean neck into well placed shoulder, straight front, super topline and racy quarters. Tight harsh jacket. Moved soundly.
2nd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Light grizzle, typical head and feminine expression. Good overall balance, straight front, ribs carried well back. Nice carroty tail. Harsh coat of good texture. Free sound movement.
3rd - Easter Sunshine (Mr C Tait)
Res - Earthdog Native (Miss L & Mrs E Webb)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Grizzle of nearly 8 years old and in excellent fit condition. Good head with strong jaw. Well balanced and nice outline. Good carroty tail. She has a lovely coat and pelt. Moved well.
2nd - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Belies her age of 9 years, typical feminine head and expression. Nice bodylines, tight coat on loose pelt. Racy quarters. Moved well.
3rd - Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)