Venue: The Racecourse, Wetherby LS22 5EJ
Judge: Mrs Janet Lee (Tythrop)
Entries: 106 making 107
Apologies to my exhibitors , my technology has failed to send this when first done.
Trying conditions for the society due to heavy rain meant that parking was a long way from the rings unlike the behind the tent easy access we are used to. The ground underfoot was very trying, but thankfully our ring was only churned up in a couple of places. Once again I thoroughly enjoyed my day and appreciated the tenacity of the exhibitors for coming and their sporting acceptance of my decisions. Only one o two fine showers marred the day.
A diversity of size and construction came forward, and I was struck by how many took a rather short stride going round the ring. Some paid the price on the day for lack of coat, but mainly for being big in rib and heavy when picked up.
I was very pleased with my line ups and thought them a good representation of what I consider “essentially working terriers” being lithe in body with narrowness, free moving soundness and good type to fulfil the criterion of the standard.
Best Of Breed: Smalesmouth Skylark
RDCC: Breckgreen Soldier Blue
BCC: Smalesmouth Skylark
RBCC: Awbrooksky Geeteethree
Best Puppy: Ravenside Calima
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Keebank Jack Frost (Mr S Russell & Miss D Maynard)
Narrow balanced, good moving puppy in heavy double coat, but was a nice size and spanable to go over. Head still needs to develop, promising.
2nd - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
Up on leg, coltish and needs time to drop into his legs and fill in Slightly bigger in rib than winner, but in super flat hard coat, also moved well.
3rd - Fisherbloom All Eyez On Me (Miss G Adams)
Res - Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
2nd - Mcbrock Dennis The Menace (Mr K Mcdowell)
Top size for me, plainer in fore face that winner and slightly narrower set eyes. Excellent double coat and pelt in top condition, picked up heavier and less spanable than 1st. Moved soundly both ways.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Howthwaite in Voice (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Attractive grizzle and tan, up on leg with light frame. Head is well balanced with nice eye and expression, but without any furnishings looks optically plainer, has big teeth and strength in muzzle and underjaw. Narrow front, well ribbed up spanable body, short strong loin and racy, wiry muscled rear. He moved with a long light free stride with accuracy. Put down in lovely coat and fit condition.
2nd - Achnagairn Baily Sweet (Mrs M Winder)
Beautiful headed dog, gorgeous eye and expression, not quite as long in the leg as winner, but deeper in brisket, which made him harder to span. Topcoat was good texture, but very little undercoat and thus pelt was thin. Moved very accurately, but not quite the freedom of the winner today.
3rd - Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Res - Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 2
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Old fashioned pattern blue and tan, whose outline always draws my eye. Lovely size and balance, with super length of body but without any weakness as he is well ribbed up with short very strong loin showing his fit condition. Masculine head and dark eye with very little stop, good bite and strong underjaw. Keeps his good firm topline and tailset, both standing and on the move. Moved accurately, pleased to award him the RCC.
2nd - Otterwood Caius JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Strong headed dog, excellent bite, eye well placed but could be a little darker Nicely ribbed up and easy to span, not too heavy to pick up. Moved very soundly, but lacked a little verve.
3rd - Rhozzum Gwilym (Mrs M Sharp)
Res - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony JW (Miss J Hughes & Mr M J L Kendrick)
A very typical “all Border” light grizzle masculine headed dog of handy size, very well balanced and free striding accurate mover, he came in very good double coat and has a thick pliant pelt. Came to hand well, but not quite as lean and fit as the top winners, but was strongly considered for top honours today.
2nd - Stowthorney Mr Tickle JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Upstanding masculine lad, with good head and kind eye, not quite the angulation in front as the winner, but handles well and moves accurately. Very good topcoat but not quite the depth of undercoat of above.
3rd - Alcumlow Parsley (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Res - Glenbucket Highland Lad (Mrs M J Alexander & Mrs N Anderson)
VHC - Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Kgills King Of Swing At Awbrooksky (Mr & Miss Goddard)
Handy sized red grizzle with lovely outline, well balanced head with well placed eye, not too deep in stop. Good reach of neck with nicely angulated front, his length of upper arm allowing leg to be under the body. Well ribbed back, strong loin, well angulated rear with well let down hocks which drove him round the ring on a long stride with plenty of scope. Came in good double coat and moved accurately in very forward going fashion, with style, keeping his topline and good balance. Expertly handled, was pleased to award him DCC and understand this is his third. Many congratulations.
2nd - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Good moving narrow, dark grizzle, with nice head and eye, narrow front with lovely clean shoulders, excellent topline, tailset and tail. not quite in bloom today and not as well muscled as he could be.
3rd - Minx's Diamond (Mrs M Anderson)
Res - Alcumlow Solitaire (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
VHC - Int CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Topsize boy with slightly wider front and more spring of rib. Not enough depth of coat today, moved positively.
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
excellent coat and colour bl/t. Nice kind eye and expression with well placed ears and typical puppy head. Clean narrow front, lovely legs and feet. Nice shape and length to body, very good rear, deep double coat in lovely bloom. moved very soundly and accurately, keeping a firm backline. Well set and shaped tail. A quality puppy whose career I will watch with interest. BP.
2nd - Keebank Snow Queen (Mrs L Keeffe)
Another very promising puppy, on the leg, light framed and narrow fronted. Moved accurately coming and going, not quite the drive yet of today’s winner. Without her topcoat she appeared raw, but another whose career I shall follow.
3rd - Nottorg Nostalgia (Mrs A Taylor)
Completed a trio of very nice babies.
Res - Rhozzum Whim (Mrs M Sharp)
VHC - Rhozzum Wink at Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Alcumlow Heather (Mrs C & Mr D Payne)
Nice size and balanced outline light grizzle. Head is balanced in proportion, but still needs to broaden to balance slightly heavy ears. Good topline, equally angulated at both ends so moved soundly with accuracy. Excellent coat and pelt. Spannable, but could lose a pound to advantage.
2nd - Ravenside Masena (Mr M Lowry)
Lovely quality grizzle, built on balanced lines. Quality otter head and good eye, narrow front, good legs and feet. Very good shoulders and excellent rear. She didn’t get her act together today and was rather dour and recalcitrant making her front movement erratic, but she moved very well behind. Excellent pelt and coat.
3rd - Rhozzum Wink at Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)
Res - Kelcraig Demora (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
1st - Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Attractive bl/t and handy size with typical head, nice narrow straight front, clean medium boned legs and good feet. easily spanned well ribbed up body, good width over quarters moved very soundly keeping her topline.
2nd - Fisherbloom Diaboli At Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Another blue from a slightly bigger mould, balanced all through with very nice head, slightly heavy in ear. Not in as good depth of coat as winner. Moved very soundly.
3rd - Northborders Twist N'shout (Miss J North)
Res - Wadesleia Dear Prudence (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Ridgebow Rusty Rivet (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Litter sister to Junior Bitch winner. Stylish red grizzle, built on similar lines to her sister, but a little more leg. Attractive head, eye and expression with neat ears. Light in frame thus easily spannable, in good double coat, moved very well driving of her hocks with a long free stride. Considered for top honours.
2nd - Borderigg Rewind To Ravenside (Mr M Lowry)
Old fashioned smaller grizzle bitch of good type. Nicely balanced outline with firm back line with short, thick firmly routed carrot tail. Good deep double coat with good pelt. Moved very accurately.
3rd - Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Completed a trio of sound bitches
Res - Glenbucket Mags Lexie (Mrs M J Alexander )
VHC - Tojamatt Make Believe (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Elegant, lithe and narrow blue and tan, with very good topline and tailset. Straight narrow front with nice bone right through pastern into good feet. Feminine head and expression, just coming into coat with pliant thick pelt. Moved freely with scope and accuracy.
2nd - Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
Honest, sound, very typy grizzle of lovely balance, moves very soundly and has a very nice head. Not quite as light framed a the winner and came lacking coat today. One I always look at twice as she is so typical.
3rd - Keebank Withy Song (Mrs L Rostron)
Res - Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)
VHC - Hawcoat Ugogirl (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
Light grizzle bitch I have admired before. Very feminine head with lovely flat refined ottery skull, lovely dark eye and well set ears. Good reach of neck into super clean well laid shoulders, good return of upper arm and super legs and feet. Easily spanned rib and good length and shape, with strong loin and well angulated hindquarters, with well let down hocks. Deep double coat and lovely thick pliant pelt. Comes alive on the move, light, free and long striding. She fair floated round keeping her outline at all times. Very accurate out and back, her copybook front movement clinched her BCC and BOB. Good luck in the future.
2nd - Keebank Charlie's Cracker (Mrs L Keeffe)
Typical and sound this grizzle bitch is also light framed and easy to span. Narrow front, good legs and feet with feminine head and eye.
3rd - Remony Frosted Ivy JW ShCM (Mrs A Gregory)
Res - Alcumlow Miss Teeq (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
VHC - Otterpaws Firebird (Miss Dixon)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 5
1st - Awbrooksky Geeteethree (Mr R & Miss L Goddard)
Red grizzle bitch who has matured very nicely since I gave her BP last time I judged. Lovely size and balance, very good topline and tailset. Feminine head and good eye, nice reach of neck, narrow front, good legs and feet. Elegant outline with span of rib and good rear. In lovely coat and condition. She moved effortlessly and accurately. Pleased to award her RBCC.
2nd - Howthwaite in Vogue (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Lovely size feminine grizzle, narrow and well made all through, so moved very soundly and accurately. Not in coat today but plenty of undercoat.
3rd - Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright)
Res - Smalesmouth Skype (Mrs J Roberts)
VHC - Baillieswells Stronachie (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
2nd - Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)
Typey bitch with stronger head, not as narrow in front and not moving as freely today as winner.