Venue: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
Judge: Mrs T J Baird
Entries: 103 making 103
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the society for the invitation to judge and for the wonderful welcome and hospitality.
The day was made even more pleasurable thanks to my two lovely stewards Colin and Margret who kept the ring in order and most importantly were pleasant and friendly.
The ring was a very good size;it was a joy to judge outside with the beautiful back drop of the Malvern Hills ,even the weather was perfect -not too hot and a slight breeze. The ground however was uneven with the grass rather long, causing some dogs to hop and skip making assessment of some dog’s movement difficult. I found a good breadth of quality in some of the Bitch classes and some nit picking decisions had to be made, notably in the excellent junior bitch class.
Size needs to be watched as some youngsters were very difficult to span, coats were on the whole very good with just a few that had recently been stripped out and a couple of blown coats.
A of couple of exhibits had kinked tails and a couple of youngsters with level bites, all the males were entire.
Thank you to the sporting exhibitors for entering and accepting my decisions, I am honoured to judge so many quality Border terriers and was pleased to watch the best of breed short listed in the group, later hearing the puppy gained Puppy group 4.
Best Of Breed: CH Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW
RDCC: Hawcoat Mr Fixit
Best Puppy - Dog: Dassett Last Waltz
RBCC: CH Otterbobs Xolana
Best Puppy - Bitch: Glebeheath Fingers On Lips
Best Puppy: TPG4, Dassett Last Waltz
Best Veteran: CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Dassett Last Waltz (Mrs S Spafford)
A very pleasing start to the day, 8 month rich coloured Grizzle and tan of excellent type and quality. Otter head with broad skull and strength to muzzle, dark eye and neat ear, excellent bite. He has a good length of body with excellent narrow & well carried back ribs. Top-line was firm with a well set tail carried straight off the back. Moved positively and covered the ground with a good long stride retaining an excellent outline. Topped off with a harsh tight coat with excellent pelt. I will follow his career with interest. Liked him a lot.
BPD, BPIB and pleased to hear he gained Puppy group 4.
2nd - Tojamatt Taboo (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
9 month Blue and tan, another with lots of breed type. Super head with broad skull and strength of muzzle, good big teeth in excellent bite. Neat, well set ears. Narrow front with enough bone .Well carried back narrow rib. Tail well set short and carroty. On the move not as accurate today as winner but he moved with good drive. He’s a super handy size and is easily spanned. His coat today wasn’t as plentiful and harsh as winner. Noted his lovely light tan.
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Northborders Marlon Brando (Miss J North)
8 month rich coloured Grizzle and tan in tight harsh coat with thick pliable pelt. Attractive Otter head with good width of skull and strength of muzzle. Excellent scissor bite. Lovely reach of neck, good length of body & well carried back ribs, topline spot on to correct tailset. Easy to span. Moved accurately and covered the ground with a good long stride. Stylish balanced puppy that showed well in a free stack.
2nd - Tojamatt Taboo (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
(See 2nd MPD)
3rd - Heading For Home At Moleschamber (Mrs L Pile)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
13 month Grizzle and tan. Beautiful Otter head with strength of muzzle and broad skull, excellent scissor bite with large teeth. He has a good narrow straight front with enough bone. Narrow body with well carried back ribs. Very easy to span. Coat is due renewal. He falls slightly at the croup. Moved with precision, lovely honest type of Border of correct size.
2nd - Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Another with a lovely appealing Otter head , super expression on this dog .He’s is a good handy size and spanned easily , topline and tailset correct .Coat was spot on with good pliable pelt. On the move he lacked the drive and enthusiasm of the winner today.
3rd - Sweeping Is This Your Final Answer Awbrooksky (Mr R & Miss L Goddard)
Res - Onthill Solomans Seal (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Bowencloud Busy Bee JW (Mrs S J Ruth)
Quality Grizzle and tan that had balance to his outline with a good length of body. His head is lovely with broad skull and strong muzzle, excellent bite with large teeth. He has excellent bone & good straight narrow front. Pleasingly narrow all through with super ribs carried well back. Topline spot on with excellent tailset. He moved out well with a good long stride, spanned ok. Considered him in the challenge.
2nd - Tufterslodge Tea N Cake (Mrs J M Phipps)
Blue and tan handsome headed dog .He’s a good size and spannable, another with good bone and narrow front on tight feet. His ribs were well back, topline and tailset excellent. He moved with accuracy. He wasn’t in his best tweeds today which cost him
3rd - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Moleschamber Finlaggan (Mr B Dennis)
Good honest type of Border with a lovely head and expression, excellent bite with large teeth. Super front with good bone .His ribbing is good being deep & narrow with ribs well back, held his strong topline well standing and on the move, tailset is correct. He just needed another few weeks of coat to be seriously considered, liked him for type and balance .Another accurate long striding dog.
2nd - Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Grizzle and tan that is similar in balance to winner. He’s a good size and easily spanned .Pleasing head and expression. His coat was a stage further than the winner but he wasn’t as settled on the move today. Excellent temperament with a happy go lucky attitude. Liked him.
3rd - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Blue and tan handsome dog .Strong masculine head with lovely expression , he has a lovely reach of neck into well laid narrow smooth shoulders , his body is super narrow with ribs that are well carried back . He has the neatest of fronts and always stood true here. He spanned easily. Presented in super tight working jacket with excellent quality pelt. He moved effortlessly with a good long economical stride. I was more than happy to award him the RDCC.
2nd - Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago At Moleschamber ShCM (Ms L Pile)
A handy sized rich coloured Grizzle and tan, he is good in head but not as strong as winners. He also has a good straight narrow front, but is a little short in upper arm. Ribs are excellent and carried well back making him easy to span. Topline and tailset spot on as was tail carriage. Coat was good and plentiful. He made the most of himself free stacking and moved with precision, lovely honest smart dog.
3rd - Glebeheath Smash N'grab At Jordith (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
Res - Raleniro Second Time Around ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
VHC - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
Grizzle and tan with a super balanced outline that he showed off free stacking and on the move. Attractive Otter-like head with lovely small dark eyes and neat ears. His construction flowed from his super reach of neck through his narrow shoulders and excellent long rib. His underline, topline and tailset were superb both standing and on the move .He’s very easily spanned. Neatest of fronts with excellent small padded feet. All this topped off with harsh dense jacket and thick pelt. Moved with good long stride and completely took my eye in the challenge where he fully deserved the DCC today (delighted to see him shortlisted in the Terrier group – congratulations)
2nd - Tojamatt Moriarty (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Another handy sized Grizzle and tan who was full of breed type. Super strong head with gorgeous expression. Excellent scissor bite with large teeth. He also has good ribs that were well back giving a good underline. Super topline and tailset, tail short thick and carroty .Good true narrow front with good bone. He moved with drive and exuberance, though not as precise as the winner. His coat today although full and plentiful was just loosing texture.
3rd - CH/Nor/Swe Chatmoss Aramis HWW-15 J/BW (B)-15 (Miss A K Jiderlund)
Res - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Onthill Super Trouper (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
9yr grizzle and tan veteran who was in peak condition. Attractive head with an excellent set of teeth. Good reach of neck into narrow shoulders, well ribbed back with strong firm topline and excellent tailset. Presented in crisp harsh dense coat. He spans easily. Moved true with lots of power and enthusiasm .It’s hard to believe he’s a veteran.
2nd - Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
8 year rich grizzle and tan , another veteran who has kept his lovely narrow lines, he’s also neat in front with correct bone and good shoulder placement .I adored his head which is strong with little stop . Super white teeth in a true scissor bite. His coat wasn’t as perfect as winners today and his topline not as strong .Moved with an accurate long stride.
3rd - Question Master (Mrs S Waller)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 2
1st - Onthill Daydreamer (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Grizzle and tan ultra-feminine 6 month puppy. What a superstar she was, loved her for type, she’s spot on for size and has an excellent balanced outline, easy to span with good length of body and rib. Topline was firm with correct tailset. She has a pretty feminine head which is developing well .She moved out with verve which was a joy to see in a baby, coat was crisp and harsh. This owner breeder must be very excited about his puppy.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Glebeheath Fingers On Lips (Mrs J Guvercin)
10 month light Grizzle and tan, such a picture of balance, loved her head and expression with dark eye and neat dark ears, excellent reach of neck flows into excellent shoulder, ideal length of body with narrow well carried back ribs, topline firm with correct tailset .She moves out well with drive and precision. Shown in full harsh coat which completed a beautiful picture of a pretty balanced puppy.BPB.
2nd - Crazy Train And I Love Her (Miss A K Jiderlund)
Rich Grizzle and tan with a beautiful appealing head piece with gorgeous expression. Bite was excellent, dark eye. She’s a lovely handy size and spanned easily .She held a balanced outline at all times & she’s neither too long nor short in body. Good firm topline and tailset correct .Presented in tight new jacket with excellent pelt. Moved out well carrying her tail correctly. .
3rd - Twigglestone Somethin Else For Lessien (Miss S J Pateman)
Res - Boorderway Crimson Maple (Miss H De Boorder)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
Super class of quality young bitches, even some unplaced on another day could feature.
1st - Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Super smart red youngster who impressed me with her beautifully balanced outline. She has such an appealing strong but feminine otter-like head with excellent teeth and bite.
Elegant reach of neck into narrow well angulated shoulders. Topline level and firm with correct tailset .Body was narrow with lovely well carried back ribs. She was in super bloom today her Coat was rich red, new and tight and she had the thickest of pelts, beautiful type who was presented and shown to advantage.
2nd - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
Blue and tan that was ultra-feminine and very similar to 1st in outline. She also has a beautiful reach of neck which leads through narrow well angulated shoulders into fabulous well carried back ribs. Topline was excellent into a correct tail set. Presented in harsh dense well ticked blue coat .Moved positively and true, but not quite the verve of winner today.
3rd - Thistlemead Harmony (Mrs P M Heeley)
Res - Marsirdan Jemima Puddle (Mr M Service)
VHC - Gameway French Fancy Avec Orangebox (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Oakyard On Song JW (Mr J Parry)
Red with gorgeous strong feminine Otter head of the type I admire. Dark eye with correct neat well set ears. She’s and excellent size with lots of type. True neat front with good bone .narrow through body and easily spanned. Coat today was ok but is losing texture. Moved positively and true here, but in the challenge I felt she wasn’t giving her all.
2nd - Thistlemead Harmony (Mrs P M Heeley)
Dark Grizzle and tan that was 3rd in the lovely competitive junior class. Very pretty head with lovey expression .She’s nicely made with a good length of body and rib. She’s a beautiful size and easy to span. Presented in super harsh tight coat. Topline and tail set excellent. Moved well keeping a good outline at all times. Lovely type.
3rd - Stineval Kordia JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Res - Chorbeck Angel Eyes (Mrs H Haughton)
VHC - Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st - Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Stylish blue and tan with a most attractive balanced outline. Good head and expression with excellent strong scissor bite .She has a lovely reach of neck into correct shoulders, her ribs are carried well back with a good length of back. Strong topline and tailset. Presented in full thick harsh coat. A good mover, she was expertly handled and looked a picture free stood to win this class.
2nd - Foxpaw Revelation JW (Mrs H Fulker)
Grizzle and tan who was so close up to 1st , she’s a smaller frame than the winner but totally in proportion .Very pretty head and expression , excellent teeth and bite . She’s neat all through from her lovely narrow front into good shoulders leading to correct topline and tailset .She was presented in a lovely double jacket, moved and showed well. 2 super bitches to head this class.
3rd - Hartleycoop Sula By Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Res - Mulberry Blossom For Boorderway (Miss H De Boorder)
VHC - Clydebeck Solitaire (Mrs S & Mr M & Miss J Taylor)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM (Mrs G Stevens)
Grizzle and tan that is full of the breed type I admire in a Border terrier. Head strong and feminine, with a good bite and strength of muzzle with broad skull. Coat was new and pelt was pliable and thick. Super balance of length to height. She has excellent bone with a good front and well placed shoulders. Ribs are well back, topline and tailset correct. She moved well to win this class but in the challenge sadly she moved close behind.
2nd - Ridgebow Rusty Rivet (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Rich coloured Grizzle and tan in new tight jacket, super fit condition with a striking outline.
Appealing head but not as strong as 1st, was full of herself and showed her good long ground covering stride. She has good narrow bodylines with excellent length of body and well carried back narrow ribs. Strong topline and correct tailset .Expertly handled and looked a picture free stacked.
3rd - Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
Res - Northborders Lady Mary (Miss J North)
VHC - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
1st - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Very eye catching lighter coloured Grizzle and tan. Such an appealing strong feminine otter like head with dark eye and neat dark ear. She is narrow through shoulder into well carried back ribs; she’s balanced with just enough length of body, super firm topline and correct tailset with a short thick carroty tail. Front is narrow with excellent bone. Presented today to perfection with a harsh dense, crisp coat with a thick and pliable pelt. She’s spot on for size and spans easily. I think she came to the show today with a mission, to win the CC as she pulled out all the stops in her class and again in the challenge where she moved hitting the end of the lead showing her super purposeful true movement, she wouldn’t let me over ignore her. No hesitation in awarding her the BCC which I am told is her 3rd. Congratulations to the owner breeder on your new champion.
2nd - CH Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Grizzle and tan who I was delighted to be able to judge as I’ve long admired her.
She has a beautiful Otter head with an excellent bite. Lovely elegant reach of neck into beautiful smooth narrow shoulders. Neat well boned narrow front. She has super ribs which are well carried back and she’s very easily spanned. Topline and tailset are excellent. All topped off with a new harsh dense coat on a thick pliable pelt. She moved out with precision and accuracy. A lovely picture both on the move and standing with such a striking typical outline. Had no hesitation in awarding this classy Border terrier the RBCC.
3rd - CH Benattivo Fire Flower JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Res - NORD UCH Crazy Train Cranberry SE JV-15 (Miss A K Jiderlund)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
9 year super conditioned Grizzle and tan. I thought I had felt some outstanding pelts in the entry until I felt this one! Probably the thickest of pelts you will find, topped with a crisp harsh thick coat. Attractive Otter head with a super strong scissor bite of white teeth, elegant neck into beautiful narrow well angulated shoulders. Her front is narrow with excellent bone. Strong topline and tailset. Moved so well and showed herself off all the time she was in the ring, first time I’ve judged her and can appreciate why she’s a champion .BVIB.
2nd - Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Red typey Bitch who had a beautiful Otter head, another retaining a super scissor bite of large teeth. She’s balanced all through with excellent angulation front and rear. Neat narrow front with excellent bone. She has a super narrow rib and is easily spanned. Topline is strong with good tail set. She moved with accuracy and a good long stride .Presented in a good thick harsh coat and is in excellent firm condition.
3rd - CH Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
Res - Baywillow Brown Braid JW ShCM (Mrs G Hyslop)
VHC - Badgerbeck Tree Pipit At Tilmoray JW ShCM (Mrs M Small)