Venue: The Community Centre, Grange Drive Stratton St. Margaret, Nr Swindon, Wilts. SN3 4JY
Judge: Mr W Shorthose (Cundytyke)
Entries: 189 including 10 NFC making 195 entries
It is always a particular honour to judge a Breed Club Championship Show and my thanks go to the committee for their hospitality and my stewards who kept things running smoothly. I found only two poor mouths but more had wrong, thin skins and some needed to go home for a good feed. A working terrier needs to be correctly muscled and too many needed nourishment and exercise. The biggest problem, however, remains poor front movement showing both incorrect shoulders and, for some, over angulation in the hindquarters.
Best In Show: Blewecourt Zeus by Badgerbeck
Reserve Best In Show: CH Badgerbeck Uncle Fester
Best Opposite Sex: CH Benattivo Fire Flower JW
Best Puppy - Dog: Heading For Home At Moleschamber
Best Puppy - Bitch: Onthill Daydreamer
Best Puppy: Onthill Daydreamer
Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Heading For Home At Moleschamber
Best Veteran: CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st - Dassett Last Waltz (Mrs S Spafford)
Had more substance than 2nd without being overly large. Head still developing, good reach of neck, fair topline and good tailset. Good feet and moved OK
2nd - Onthill Nighthawk (Mr V J & Mrs M Pearce)
Not the head shape of 1st and weaker jaw. Lacked both the overall strength and muscle which one would hope to see.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Heading For Home At Moleschamber (Mrs L Pile)
Only six weeks older than winner of previous class and much more mature. Good size and easily spanned. God shape to head with only slight stop, well set ear and well set on neck. Correct length to the body and brought hind legs well under on the move.
2nd - Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
Similar in type to 1st and liked his reach of neck and body shape. Needs to be exercised and to be built up a bit more.
3rd - Otterbobs Marquis (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Head still developing, still very much the baby. Had a really good coat and pelt and moved well with drive from behind. Only lost out on maturity and i would like to see him again in the future.
Res - Tojamatt Taboo (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Twigglestone Steps To Heven (Mrs L I Aldous)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Earthtaw Jasper Carrot At Moleschamber (Ms L Pile)
Good proportions to head, not overly strong. Pleasing reach of neck and angles in the shoulder. Correct shape to ribs and strong loin. Evident muscle in hindquarters and moved positively.
2nd - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Spannable though bigger all through than 1st. Great coat and skin. Stood on good feet and moved soundly, keeping his topline.
3rd - Dandyhow Captain Morgan (Mrs K Irving)
Handy sized dog with a decent stride. Moved OK. Lacking coat on the day.
Res - Brackenfell Born To Be Alive (Mr I Single)
VHC - Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
2nd - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
Moved soundly. Narrow front and good length of body but comes to hand balanced. Correct coat and loose skin. Slower maturing type.
3rd - Tufterslodge Tea N Cake (Mrs J M Phipps)
Thicker all through than others. Appears shorter in neck and not quite the lay back of shoulder. Strong hindquarters and had drive from behind on the move.
Res - Kyscafter Equinox (Miss M Newman)
VHC - Brackenfell Born To Be Alive (Mr I Single)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Dassett Last Waltz (Mrs S Spafford)
2nd - Tojamatt Taboo (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
When on the move, good enough behind but hadn’t the same reach in front. Good topline and tailset.
3rd - Twigglestone Steps To Heven (Mrs L I Aldous)
Good size, not too big. Fair head with good ear set. Lacked coat today.
Res - Ragatam Talk Talk (Miss T Peacock)
VHC - Kirk Keld Rambler At Hollyfell (Mr M Giles)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Moleschamber Finlaggan (Mr B Dennis)
Pleasing, correct shape to the head, some being too long in the muzzle. Correct size and balanced when standing and in the hand. Good reach of neck and correct angles in the shoulder. Moved soundly on good feet.
2nd - Onthill Pathfinder (Mrs A J Osler & Mrs J E Nadian)
Bit smaller than others in the class but balanced. Could move with a bit more drive from behind.
3rd - Brewbrads Tricky Trickster (Miss V Bradley)
Not a very typical head, lacking strength in the muzzle. Good blue/tan coat and thick pelt. Feet a bit flat and overall, a size too much.
Res - Roxambor Space Invader (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Nice size of dog. Good head and neck. Liked the construction behind allowing him to move with drive, clearly moved best in the class.
2nd - Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Straighter in front than 1st. Shown in good coat and not a bad size. Had rather flat feet and would benefit from some roadwork.
3rd - Roxambor Magical Timepiece ShCM (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Stands well but appears a bit big and comes up heavy in the hand. Moved a bit wide behind.
Res - Orangebox Dark Energy (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 3
1st - Blewecourt Zeus by Badgerbeck (Miss L M Jenkins)
Neatly put together dog who has all the essentials. All is in balance. Narrow in body but with both appropriate length and strength. Good reach of neck and sloping shoulder. Shown in good coat and had a realy good thick, loose skin. CC and BOB
2nd - Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago At Moleschamber ShCM (Ms L Pile)
Smart, upstanding dog though appears a bit straighter in shoulder than 1st. Narrow enough in body and had good coat and pelt. Moved well behind.
3rd - Oakyard Out N'about At Dassett (Mrs S Spafford)
Bit short of coat today. Hadn’t quite the drive from behind of some when on the move. Good bone and stood on good feet.
Res - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
VHC - Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 5
1st - CH Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
Good head, with breadth of skull and short, strong muzzle. Neat ear, well set on. Good reach of neck and sloping shoulder. Strong in the loin and moved positively.
2nd - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
Typical head, well set on. Good shape and size of body. Moved soundly with drive from behind while keeping his topline.
3rd - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Another to like a lot from this class. A bit stronger in front as he has a bigger frame. Shown in really good coat and pelt. Correct driving movement.
Res - Gameway Mcvitie JW (Mrs P Clark)
VHC - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
This was the class with, consistently, the best movers.
1st - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
Really liked his overall make and shape. A masculine head without exaggeration, strong muzzle and shallow stop. Positive, true movement and shown in first class coat.
2nd - CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Similar comments to 1st apply. Shown in really good coat and moved true with little effort.
3rd - Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Little bit bigger than those placed above. Really strong head of good ‘otter’ shape and slight stop. Moved with good length of stride showing his correct basic construction.
Res - Onthill Super Trouper (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
VHC - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Badgerbeck Uncle Fester (Miss L M Jenkins)
Clear winner of this class with all the essentials. Good head with strong jaw. Reach of neck runs into well laid back shoulders. Narrow enough and spannable. Strong loin and good angulation in hindquarters. Moved soundly. RCC
2nd - CIB CH FR/IT/CRO/SLO/RSM Stonechester Apostraphe Von Jrasamuyr MFH (Miss C Khatchikian)
Wider in front and, for her size, comes up heavy in the hand. Ok in head and neat ear. Good coat though feet a bit flat.
3rd - CIB CH FR/IT/CRO/SLO Stonechester Question Von Jrasamuyr MFH (Miss C Khatchikian)
Not the quality of the winner as a too big and comparatively stuffy in the neck. Moved OK.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
1st - Onthill Daydreamer (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Nice bitch with good head and reach of neck. Well laid shoulder and ribs carried well back. Well constructed behind and moved best. BP
2nd - Oxcroft Lizzy (Mr J Price)
Clear otter shaped head, good front and length of body. Toline OK when standing but she was unsure of herself on the move. Needs to overcome shyness.
3rd - Crazy Train And I Love Her (Miss A K Jiderlund)
Not quite steady on the move nor the reach of neck of others. Quite deep in chest. Good coat
Res - Laurelton Susie's Surprize (Mrs L Culliford)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st - Twigglestone Somethin Else For Lessien (Miss S J Pateman)
Neat bitch who moved soundly. Well angulated both in shoulder and hindquarters. Bit short of coat today but basics present.
2nd - Glebeheath Fingers On Lips (Mrs J Guvercin)
Appeared more upright though fair neck and lay back of shoulder. Good size but needed to settle on the move. One to look forward to in the future.
3rd - Esyntona Codeword Vandamere (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Another of good size and with a keen expression. Moved Ok but not the harshness of coat of the others.
Res - Ragatam Chit Chat (Miss T Peacock)
VHC - Aldamar's Joy Division (Dr M D McCall)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Earthtaw Jessica Rabbit (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Up to size, good head and strong jaw. Narrow front and good topline and tailset. Bit short of coat today.
2nd - Southash Hazel Honey (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Bit smaller all through than those placed either side. Good shape to body with ribs carried well back. Moved soundly.
3rd - Picer Beth Chatto JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Another sized up, strong head and heavier in bone than some. Good dense coat and loose skin. Moved Ok.
Res - Onthill Crystal Rock (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
VHC - Rhozzum Whim (Mrs M Sharp)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Oakyard On Song JW (Mr J Parry)
Liked her a lot as all qualities are there. Pleasing head with enough strength to muzzle and good ear set. Moved with purpose showing drive from behind.
2nd - Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
A bit thicker all through but fair reach of neck. Stands on good feet and moved Ok. Short of coat but thick, loose skin.
3rd - Amber Spirit Gambler (Ms S P Greenway)
Not the head shape of those placed above. Deep enough in chest and straighter in front consequently not the same freedom of movement or stride length.
Res - Borderstream Maisey (Mr & Mrs S J Ward)
VHC - Thistlemead Harmony (Mrs P M Heeley)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 7
1st - Ragatam Chit Chat (Miss T Peacock)
Blue/tan puppy who moved Ok. Time still on her side to develop.
2nd - Thistlemead Harmony (Mrs P M Heeley)
Not quite the same quality as 1st. Movement not so true or positive and short of coat on the day.
3rd - Badgerbeck Dance the Blues (Mr M Giles)
Appears on the leg and not so well balanced. Bit wide in front for me and lacked drive when moving.
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
Really good size and all in proportion. Strong head and good reach of neck. Hindquarters propelled her with drive as good angulation present. Holds her topline.
2nd - Comberdown Shenanigans (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Bit bigger all through but still in balance. Stands four square and moved well. Good length of flexible body. Coat on the blow today.
3rd - Hartleycoop Sula By Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Another nice one, similar in type to 1st but didn’t move with the drive or animation of winner.
Res - Achnagairn Tutti Frutti (Mrs A Fraser)
VHC - Rhozzum Gwenno (Mrs M Sharp)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
1st - Dowgri Demelza ShCM (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Lots to like here. Tall enough but balanced and spannable. Good head and shoulder. Stands on good feet and has good topline and tailset.
2nd - Foxpaw Revelation JW (Mrs H Fulker)
Very feminine expression. Good coat and skin. Moved with sufficient drive.
3rd - Shiftyfox Fairydust Of Glenoak (Dr J A & Mrs E J Hudson)
Deep enough in chest and heavier buit in front, coming up heavy in the hand. Would like a bit more drive from behind when moving.
Res - Twigglestone Elfenor JW ShCM (Mrs L I Aldous)
VHC - Benattivo Good News For Barterhound (Mrs B B Roderick)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
Really good class with any of those placed likely to change places another day.
1st - Comberdown Stitch (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Very pleasing head with strong muzzle and neat set of ear. Well angled front assembly and good length to the body. Strong loin and well muscled thigh. First class coat.
2nd - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)
A shade smaller than the winner, neat and feminine. Well balanced all through. Good feet and moved with drive.
3rd - Remony Frosted Ivy JW ShCM (Mrs A Gregory)
Shown in quite profuse coat today, not helping to assess shape until handled. Like the length of body and way ribs are carried back. Positive on the move.
Res - Badgerbeck The Masher (Miss L M Jenkins)
VHC - Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 9
1st - CH Benattivo Fire Flower JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Nothing exaggerated, well balanced all through. Feminine head with sufficient strength to it. Really liked the angles from the hip through the hind legs allowing her to move with drive and a good length of stride. BCC and BOS
2nd - CH Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Another I liked a lot and similar comments apply. Shown in first class correct coat. Hard decision between first two.
3rd - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Slightly stronger in head and neck and a bit wider in front. Good topline and tailset. Shown in good coat.
Res - CH Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
VHC - NORD UCH Crazy Train Cranberry SE JV-15 (Miss A K Jiderlund)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Good head and mouth and well arched neck showing lay back of shoulder. Not thickened as she matured. Shown in really good coat with a thick skin. RCC
2nd - Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Not quite the strength of head of 1st. Good size and moved soundly with positive drive from behind. Preferred the shape of the body
3rd - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Ok in head and neck. Very showy in profile with good topline but not as positive on the move.
Res - CH Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
VHC - CH Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)