Venue: Longridge Civic Hall, Calder Avenue, Longridge, Lancashire. PR3 3HU
Judge: Mr David Fryer (Irton)
Entries: 147 making 154, 6 NFC
My thanks to the Club for an enjoyable day; and to my stewards Kevin and Julie who ensured that all flowed smoothly and that my only task was to judge the dogs. Thanks also to the rest of the committee and helpers who ensured a well run show. I was well pleased with the entry; real quality beyond the available cards in many classes. I had no bad mouths (a few lost and broken teeth, not a major problem to me); but quite a few with small teeth in a technically perfect bite. All males were entire. I had expected (from recent ringside observation) to find front movement, in particular, a problem; so was pleasantly surprised in the entry on the day in this respect. However, too many of the dogs did not have the construction and fitness to appear able to move efficiently over rough ground all day. Coats were variable, most being well prepared and tidy; pelts, on the whole, were good, but feet were often weak with thin pads.
Best In Show: Ridgebow Two Hoots
Reserve Best In Show: Howthwaite Grainsgill
DCC: Ridgebow Two Hoots
RDCC: Howthwaite Grainsgill
Best Puppy - Dog: Dassett Last Waltz
Best Puppy - Bitch: Glenbucket Highland Queen
Best Puppy: Dassett Last Waltz
Reserve Best Puppy: Glenbucket Highland Queen
Best Veteran: CH/AM/CAN CH Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Cedarhill Melt In The Mouth (Mrs C Dean)
6 mo grizzle dog, nicely balanced outline, nicely angulated both ends. Strong head and big teeth. Moving a little close in front and behind but getting over his ground well. Good coat and pelt.
2nd - Stowthorney Wicker Man (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
7 mo .More upright profile and head not as strong as 1st , but technically better mover. Similar in coat.
3rd - Kadaredhills Breaking Free (Mrs J Potts)
7mo, and first time out. Potentially a better dog, but totally unschooled, to the extent that he was terrified on the table. Head needs to come on but moved out well when he settled.
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Dassett Last Waltz (Mrs S Spafford)
nearly 12 mo. Neatly made with excellent front construction with neat little feet and straight legs. Rear angulation near perfect. Correctly made strong head with good expression. Moved true both ways and covered his ground well. Nice tight coat good pelt. Best Puppy in Show, a good prospect for the future.
2nd - Dallas Dhu (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
10 mo. Handy size, good outline, harsh coat, not as strong in head, rather excitable but moved OK when settled
3rd - Glenbucket Highland Reel (Mrs M J Alexander)
10 mo. Larger framed dog, otherwise excellent all round . Well constructed body, frighteningly big teeth . Good coat, short and tight. Covered his ground extremely well
Res - Mansergh Elevenses At Rhozzum (Mrs M Sharp)
VHC - Mysulan Easy Ryder (Mrs J Shorthouse)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Ridgebow Two Hoots (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
nicely shaped youngster, well angulated both ends. Good strong head with keen eye and expression. Good neck flowing into correct shoulder, nice legs and feet; well ribbed back, good rear angulation, nice hocks., coat and pelt excellent. Shown very fit. Earned the DCC on his overall type, balance and totally correct and driving movement; BIS, a close decision clinched by state of coats on the day.
2nd - Tojamatt Taboo (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
blue & tan, rangier type, well angulated and balanced. Coat of good texture and depth, moved quite well, better behind than in front. Head strong enough.
3rd - Northborders Marlon Brando (Miss J North)
a bigger, narrower, dog, excellently prepared, looked good standing, and though slightly upright in front covered his ground well, tail longer than perfect, hope he’s finished his growing
Res - Onthill Solomans Seal (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
VHC - Pikey Boy By Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Tojamatt Taboo (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
2nd in junior, see above
2nd - Keebank Jack Frost (Mr S Russell & Miss D Maynard)
quite a well made dog, short on coat, good pelt, nice mover both ways, good front and feet, good head and expression,
3rd - Fieldsearch Firecracker (D Pearson & A Towers)
taller dog, tendency to be a little bit upright, excellent coat and pelt, once settled on the move covered his ground very well
Res - Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
VHC - Jrasamuyr Codex (Miss C Khatchikian)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st - Jrasamuyr Campbell Black (Miss C Khatchikian)
blue & tan, finer boned than most, head needs to develop, moving close front and back, but covered his ground well. Good coat and pelt, neat feet.
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)
On the leg, head and ears a trifle unbalanced to my eye. Neat front, good feet, whoppin’ great teeth. Good length of rib, well set tail, good shoulder and rear angulation, nice coat and pelt; excellently presented. Moved true fore and aft and covered his ground extremely well.
2nd - Tyrian Arrowsmith (Mrs K Dean)
smaller, cobbier grizzle dog, well balanced outline. Good coat and thick pelt. Not as positive on the move but gave the impression of a good old fashioned Border Terrier
3rd - Karison Kustard (Miss K Johnson)
good headed dog, short of coat on the day, not quite the movement of 1 &2, shoulder and rear angulations both good,
Res - Lairehope Topaz Design (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC - Chorbeck Space Cowboy JW (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Glenbucket Highland Lad (Mrs M J Alexander & Mrs N Anderson)
Perhaps a touch on the large side, strong head with big teeth, well off for bone , well angulated shoulder, tight feet, good for length and balance. Fit and well muscled, covered his ground well, true movement both ends, coat looks ready for a refresh but good quality and depth. Overall a very sound and typy dog.
2nd - Oxcroft Jethro (Mr J Price)
totally different type, refined otter head, lighter in bone, narrow front, moved well once settled, excellent short, tight coat, good pelt, well angulated both ends, well balanced outline, ribs carried well back
3rd - Oakyard Out N'about At Dassett (Mrs S Spafford)
Nice head, good shape , correct front and rear construction, v good coat and pelt, perhaps a trifle on the cobby side. Moved OK
Res - Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe)
VHC - Lairehope Duke Diamante (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 0
Quality in depth here, not enough cards to go round
1st - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Smart dog, perhaps a bit high on the leg, cracking coat perfectly prepared. Amongst the best movers of the day, covered his ground v well, good coat, pelt, head and expression, big teeth, good eye and expression, feet OK, RDCC
2nd - Tojamatt Moriarty (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
slightly cobbier looking dog, rougher coated, very sound on the move both ends and across, good head, coat , pelt and balance.
3rd - Tyrian Outlaw (Mrs K Dean)
another slightly cobbier dog, good in rib, head, eye and expression, nicely balanced, another typy border. Moved soundly and without exaggeration.
Res - Orangebox Stewards Enquiry (Mr & Mrs R Greenhill & Mrs M Thomas)
VHC - Int CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
quite a neat dog, good strong reddish coat, movement OK; suffered from meeting stronger dogs in previous classes.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - CH/AM/CAN CH Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)
Neatly built, well preserved, wouldn’t have been out of place in Open class. Competent mover, quality short, tight coat and good pelt. Well balanced outline, good head, neck and shoulder, and rear assembly,
2nd - Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
slightly rangier dog, exceptionally good coat, not quite as good in front movement, larger all round but still well spannable, feet not as good. Strong head.
3rd - CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
shorter in rib and more upright than 1 & 2, bite still perfect, good coat, in fit condition, moving well
Res - Lairehope Viking Spark (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC - Onthill Super Trouper (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Karison Kalluna (Miss K Johnson)
nicely balanced , handy sized bitch, nice front and angulations. Strong head and good mouth. Coat quite thick and harsh, good pelt. Moving well across her ground, going slightly close fore and aft but only 7 months so will hopefully improve,
2nd - Otterpaws Lyin Eyes (Miss A M Dixon)
similar type, slightly larger overall, head not as impressive, again, weaving a bit in front.
3rd - Karison Koprosma At Staynorwood (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
smaller, slightly cobby bitch; head, perhaps more ‘feminine’, but less appealing to me, standing high at the rear, neat feet, tight coat, good pelt. Litter sister to 1, and very similar in movement.
Res - Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs J Roberts)
VHC - Ravenside Marsha At Jordith (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Glenbucket Highland Queen (Mrs N Anderson & Mrs A Howard)
well constructed bitch, big enough, good angulations, well balanced outline. Nice head, keen eye and expression, good coat. On the move, toed in a bit but covered her ground very well. Shown in good, fit, condition. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd - Onthill Daydreamer (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
well groomed, head not as strong, also toeing in a bit. Good quality coat, expertly prepared. A bit short on rear angulation
3rd - Mansergh Elevenplus (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Excellent coat and pelt. A little short of substance , but maturity should correct this, hopefully also the over exuberant front movement. Well angulated, ribbed well back, covered her ground well. Will be interested to follow her development.
Res - Fehmarn Moelwyncock (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
VHC - Bardenfox Queen of the Road (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 5
1st - Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
handy sized grizzle bitch, well balanced, well angulated both ends. Strong head, good mouth. True movement both ends and driving well; enough(!) quality harsh coat.
2nd - Onthill Crystal Rock (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
taller, not as strong in head, well presented, moved OK
3rd - Goxfell Reivers Rose (Mrs J Stamp & Mr D Joyce)
smaller B&T , not making the best of her front movement, well angulated both ends, good coat, head and expression
Res - Venery Moonlight Shadow (Mr C & Mrs C Warltier)
VHC - Shiftyfox Black Pearl (Mr G Wildey)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 3
1st - Marsirdan Jemima Puddle (Mr M Service)
Neatly made, well angulated bitch, good tail and tailset and topline. Strong head and good mouth. Well off for bone and ribbed well back. Lots of quality coat, good pelt. Moved competently fore and aft, but better standing than moving. Well in contention for top honours, slight doubt re front movement tipping the scale.
2nd - Picer Beth Chatto JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
slightly longer cast type, good strong head. Coat and pelt good. Moved OK
3rd - Nottorg Nostalgia JW ShCM (Mrs A Taylor)
smaller, neater bitch, well angulated both ends but front movement not so tidy, decent coat and pelt
Res - Goxfell Reivers Rose (Mrs J Stamp & Mr D Joyce)
VHC - Carrickfarm Macey (Mrs M Armstrong)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Mansergh Elevenplus (Miss A Roslin Williams)
3rd in puppy above
2nd - Otterpaws Lyin Eyes (Miss A M Dixon)
2nd in MP above
3rd - Kirkbyvalley Smart Music (Mr C & Mrs C Warltier)
neat red bitch, a bit short on coat. Seems mostly sound but a wee bit wayward in front movement, nice overall shape, though a bit straight in stifle, Nice head, good teeth. Could place better with schooling
Res - Jrasamuyr By Markham (Miss C Khatchikian)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 4
1st - Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
neatly shaped bitch, good big coat, hiding a handy sized bitch. Level topline, well angulated in front and behind, good short tail. Strong head and big teeth, good eye, ear and expression. Moved true and covered her ground well,
2nd - Glenbucket Sandys Glinty at Lairehope (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
bigger, not as neat in front; short on coat today. True movement, covered her ground well.
3rd - Chorbeck Angel Eyes (Mrs H Haughton)
Slightly heavier in front, well angulated behind. Decent enough head, neat ear. Good rib, but her topline was a bit wayward today.
Res - Mansergh Brush And Palette (Miss A Roslin-Williams)
VHC - Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 2
What a class! Pulled 6 for further attention, but could easily have placed more than that.
1st - Remony Frosted Ivy JW ShCM (Mrs A Gregory)
a well upstanding bitch, beautiful movement, front, back and across, well balanced with an excellent topline, with a bit more head she might be perfect. Nice tail, well set; cracking coat , good pelt, shoulder angulation totally correct, nice tight feet , good ear. RBCC
2nd - Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
beautifully angulated both ends, moved well both ways, fit and well muscled. Good coat and pelt, nice short, fat, tail. Keen eye and expression,
3rd - Mansergh Paint By Numbers (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Smaller made, but equally well balanced, moving true both ways, and covering her ground well. Good coat and pelt, nice tail, neat feet.
Res - Picer Flora Mcivor JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
VHC - Tojamatt Debutante For Dowgri ShCM (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 5
1st - CH Dowgri Demelza ShCM (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Apart from a shortage of coat, had just about everything going for her. Strong head and muzzle, nice length of body, well ribbed back, correct shoulder placement and angulation, rear assembly equally good. Coat of good quality, but will be better in a few weeks. Moved true both ends, and covered her ground excellently. Just got decision for BCC despite lack of coat, on her overall excellence in balance, head and movement.
2nd - CH Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine JW (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)
Good, well balanced outline. Excellent coat and pelt. Moved well behind and round the ring.
3rd - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
blue bitch, longer cast and finer in bone. Well made shoulder, long rib, long loin. Nice head and expression, moved competently.
Res - Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
VHC - Ir CH Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st - Nottorg Nostalgia JW ShCM (Mrs A Taylor)
2nd - Otterpaws Lyin Eyes (Miss A M Dixon)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
5 quality bitches, showing just about the full range of type, all sound as a pound.
1st - Hollowmoor Casilva (Mrs A D Williams)
10 yr old,. Up to size, but sound all through. Good , balanced outline, angulations correct. Head strong, keen eye and expression. Shown in a good quality, well prepared coat; has a good pelt. Sound and driving on the move.
2nd - Diamond Skys (Mrs Anderson)
Opposite end of the size range, 13 + yrs old and still fit and sound. Only fault noted was a significant shortage of teeth (enough left to verify perfect jaw & bite) – a long, well lived life! Angulations perfect, moved true and covered her ground. Fit and agile.
3rd - Earthdog Kidnap (Mr D Pearson)
Moving smoothly and accurately, perhaps a tad upright in shoulder, good coat, nice tail, looked good standing.
Res - Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
VHC - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - CIB CH FR/IT/CRO/SLO/RSM Stonechester Apostraphe Von Jrasamuyr MFH (Miss C Khatchikian)
long cast bitch, deepish and narrow in rib. Moved OK, but without enthusiasm, better behind than in front. A slightly smaller outline, and relatively more bone would improve the picture; head could be stronger. Decent coat.
2nd - CIB CH FR/IT/CRO/SLO Stonechester Question Von Jrasamuyr MFH (Miss C Khatchikian)
Very similar type (litter mates) so most of above applies. Moved with a bit more animation, but less accuracy.