Venue: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG
Judge: Miss T James (Blackmine)
Entries: 138 making 136
Thank you to everyone who entered under me. It was a fantastic entry and I thoroughly enjoyed my days judging. It is a beauty competition and it is much easier to assess a dog when it is well trained and well turned out. Showmanship sometimes comes naturally to some dogs and then others you have to work hard at. I was very pleased with all my winners.
Best Of Breed: TG4, CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW
RBCC: Bandicoot Dragon Glass
Best Puppy: Picer Beth Chatto
Best Veteran: CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
balanced upstanding male, strong masculine head, good shoulders, straight front, spanable, nice bend of stifle, level topline and lovely carrot tail. Thick harsh double coat. Moved out well with plenty of drive.
2nd - Minx's Diamond (Mrs M Anderson)
Strong headed male, straight narrow front and good level topline, Not as balanced as 1.
3rd - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
rangy puppy with a lovely straight narrow front, level topline and good rear angulation with low set hocks. Excellent double coat and thick loose pelt. Positive mover.
2nd - Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
smaller type, lovely headed puppy, broad in muzzle and skull, needs to settle on the move.
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Bowencloud Busy Bee (Mrs S J Ruth)
upstanding racy male, pleasing masculine head, straight front, well ribbed back with good underline, good front and rear angulation, level topline. Steady true mover. Balanced outline. Would prefer a shorter tail. BPD
2nd - Jrasamuyr Codex (Miss C Khatchikian)
Would prefer stronger head and smaller ears, Straight front, narrow throughout. Harsh double coat with a thick pelt. Moved well.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Lockhaugh Linx To Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)
stood out in this class, balanced with no exaggerations, good head with broad skull, straight front, easily spanned, good topline and tail set. Thick double coat and loose pelt. Moved with purpose. Showed well.
2nd - Holdenelms Worth The Wait Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
well presented male with keen expression, best of fronts and narrow throughout, easily spanned, crisp pin wire coat. Lovely carrot tail. Made the best of himself. Preferred head of 1.
3rd - Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong)
Res - Normbar Hussar (Mrs N Ellis)
VHC - Chorbeck Space Cowboy (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Howthwaite in Voice (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Racy but balanced male with pleasing expression. Straight narrow front, level topline and tailset, low set hocks. Double coat. Move with drive.
2nd - Karison Kustard (Miss K Johnson)
Smaller type. Strong masculine head, nice straight front with good angulation, easily spanned. Tail set could be better.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)
Good head, broad muzzle and skull, straight front, a little more upper arm angulation will balance him off, lovely underline with ribs carried well back. Level top line and correct tailset. Low set hocks. In excellent coat. Moved true. Showed well.
2nd - Otterwood Caius JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
masculine head, straight front, another with a good underline and rib. Level topline and good tail carriage. Moved with purpose. A lot to like about the dog but not the showman of 1.
3rd - Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Res - Glenbucket Whisky Mac (Mrs A Howard)
VHC - Lairehope Duke Diamante (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1st - Chorbeck Chatty Man JW ShCM (Mrs H Haughton)
super headed male, strong in muzzle and broad flat skull, narrow throughout and easily spanned. Well ribbed back. Level topline. Excelled in coat and pelt which actually made him look bigger than he was. Nicely angulated front and rear. Level topline and correct tail set. Moved straight and true and with lots of drive. Showed well. Would prefer better tail.
2nd - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
Different type to 1 not as strong all round. Pleasing head and expression, straight front, easily spanned, good underline. Racy quarters. Level topline. Moved with drive. Not as neat in front as 1.
3rd - Glenbucket Highland Lad (Mrs N Anderson)
Res - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Stowthorney Mr Tickle JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
Three lovely champions headed this class all worthy of the CC.
1st - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
upstanding masculine dog with a strong but not overdone head with best of expressions. Straight front with good upper arm angulation. Spanable with ribs carried well back giving a good underline. Level topline and correct tailset. Racy well-muscled quarters with low set hocks. Good muscle tone. Steady true mover and carries himself well around the ring. Real showman. CC, BOB, TG4
2nd - Int CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Close up to 1. Maybe not quite the head of 1 but still excelled in angulation, topline, rear quarters and coat. Particularly good in rib and easily spanned. Moved and showed well. Res.CC
3rd - CH Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra)
Res - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
VHC - CH Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
Smart well turned out oldie. Feminine head, narrow throughout, good topline. Moved and showed well.
2nd - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Pleasing head, neat ears, easily spanned, not the showgirl of 1.
3rd - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Picer Beth Chatto (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
This one really caught my eye. What a picture, strong but feminine head, good reach of neck, straight front, ribs carried well back giving a good underline. Super double coat and loose pelt. Level top line and correct tail set. Needs to settle on the move but moved with drive. BPB & BP
2nd - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
different type to 1. Feminine head but not as strong as 1. Narrow throughout with good length of rib, level topline. Harsh double coat. Positive mover.
3rd - Nottorg Nostalgia (Mrs A Taylor)
Res - Picer Beebe Wilder (Mr B & Mrs K Newsome)
VHC - Nantcoch Field Skipper (Mrs J M Phillips)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Stineval Kordia (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Pretty bitch with strong but feminine head. Easily spanned and ribs carried well back. Nice bend of stifle, lovely carrot tail. Very showy bitch and made the best of herself.
2nd - Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth)
close up to 1. Upstanding bitch with lovely head, straight narrow front, good length of rib. Level topline. Not the show girl of 1.
3rd - Ravenside Masena (Mr M Lowry)
Res - Gameway Love Of The Chase (Mrs P Clark)
VHC - Fehmarn Celtic Fire (Mrs J M Shaw)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 5
1st - Karison Krumble (Miss K Johnson)
pretty feminine bitch shown in heavy double coat. Lovely head and expression. Narrow throughout, easily spanned, level topline. Would prefer better tailset.
2nd - Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
stronger bitch, beautiful head and expression, straight front, ribbed well back, level topline and correct tailset. In heavy double coat. A lot to like about this bitch but not handled to advantage.
3rd - Dandyhow Heather Honey (Mrs K Irving)
Res - Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
VHC - Oakyard On Song (Mr J Parry)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Ridgebow Rusty Rivet (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Lovely head; strong but feminine. Good reach of neck. Straight front, easily spanned. Lovely level topline, nice bend of stifle. Shown in heavy double coat. Moved true and with lots of drive. Had a tendency to stand untidy in front.
2nd - Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Close up to 1. Pretty feminine head, not as strong as 1. Balanced with good front and rear angulation, straight front. Good length of rib. Good topline and tails set. Low set hocks. Positive mover. Not in best of coats.
3rd - Borderigg Rewind To Ravenside (Mr M Lowry)
Res - Tojamatt Myth for Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
VHC - Northborders Lady Mary (Miss J North)
Entries: 19 Absentees: 7
1st - Bandicoot Dragon Glass (Mrs V L K Docwra)
Lovely upstanding racy bitch. Pretty head with lovely expression, straight front, narrow throughout, ribs carried well back giving good underline. Super double coat and loose pelt. Level topline. Racy quarters. Moved and showed well. RCC
2nd - Stineval Malizia (Mr A & Mrs C Horner)
Pleasing head, straight front, easily spanned, narrow throughout. In excellent coat. Not the balanced outline of 1.
3rd - Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
Res - Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)
VHC - Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1st - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Very pretty bitch with a strong but feminine head. Good reach of neck. Straight front. Easily spanned. Good front and rear angulation. Strong quarters which she used to power around the ring. Very showy girl. Would prefer her a size bigger.
2nd - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
Pleasing head, straight front, ribbed well back. Well angulated front and rear. Level topline and correct tailset. Moved with purpose. Very showy. Preferred the head and overall balance of one.
3rd - Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
Res - Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM (Mrs G Stevens)
VHC - Otterpaws Firebird (Miss A M Dixon)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Upstanding strong but feminine bitch. Lovely head with broad skull, dark eyes, neat ears and strong over muzzle, good reach of neck into well placed shoulders. Straight front. Ribs carried well back. Nice bend of stifle. Level topline and correct tailset. Thick double coat and loose pelt which made her look heavier than what she was. Steady true mover. Showed well in the challenge. CC
2nd - CH Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Ritchie)
Pretty bitch with lovely head, dark eye, and neat ears. Easily spanned and ribs carried well back. Well angulation front and rear. Moved with drive. Would prefer her a size bigger.
3rd - Smalesmouth Skype (Mrs J Roberts)
Res - Fehmarn Celtic Dream (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
VHC - CH Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)