Judge: Mr William Gillot (Weegee)
It was a great honour to judge this show and I appreciated the large entry and the sporting way my decisions were received by the exhibitors. My overall impression is that the dogs have more quality in depth at the moment and that mouths no longer seem to be a problem in the show dogs. Size and movement are a constant worry, especially front movement where quite a lot were actually crossing in front, something not helped by exhibitors stringing up their dogs. Other judges have remarked that some of the dogs are getting too coarse in the head with too short a muzzle, but on the other hand a lot of the bitches seem too snipey and weak in the jaw, not what we want in a working terrier.
Best In Show: CH Penlumeg Percival By Badgerbeck JW
Reserve Best In Show: Otterbobs Riggindale JW
RDCC: Otterbobs Riggindale JW
Best Puppy - Dog: Grindelvald In Full Cry
BCC: Mansergh Miss Otis
Best Puppy - Bitch: Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway
Best Puppy: Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway
Best Veteran: CH Rossula Magic Borderer Clipstone
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st - Dowgri Diggory (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
well grown 7 month old, moved true back and front, in good coat and had a strong head & jaw.
2nd - Intack Tangled Up In Blue (Mrs V Waldron)
in good coat, moved well; not quite as strong in the head as the winner.
3rd - Iacheslei Cantus (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Ravenside Ballymoss (Mr M Lowry)
VHC - Orangebox Firecracker (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Grindelvald In Full Cry JW (Mrs M A Bailey)
11 month old in hard condition, narrow front, neat feet with thick pads; correctly proportioned head. BPD.
2nd - Felfree Ricardo Tubbs (Miss F Freer)
slightly bigger type and in good coat. Not quite the head of (1).
3rd - Hawcoat Blue Bertie (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Res - Totherend Flash 'arry (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
VHC - Kighill Mister Clooney (Mr B & Mrs K A Newsome)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 2
1st - Otterbobs Riggindale (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
this one caught my eye as he covered the ground with ease and drive; right amount of bone, strong head without being coarse and in excellent coat. Res DCC & Res BIS.
2nd - Barterhound Twister (Mrs B B Roderick)
another good one but lost out on movement.
3rd - Digmoor Aces High (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
Res - Ethlencoral Pip of Ottaswell (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)
VHC - Halcus Annatto (Mr J F & Mrs I H Nicolls)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 1
1st - Hesslemere Hi Karate JW (Mrs C Davis)
very smart B/T in hard condition, good reach of neck and well balanced overall. Stronger in head than (2). Seem to lose interest in the challenge.
2nd - Yeomeadow Sorrel For Tyrian (Professor S P Dean)
a finer built B/T, moved well but its coat was past its best.
3rd - Radnorvalley Goshawk of Rhozzum (Mrs M Sharp)
Res - Blackmine Rossington To Badgerholme JW (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson, Miss T James)
VHC - Brookbank Could It Be Magic (Mrs S P Norris)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1st - Jenabeck Soloist (Miss E D Rumsam)
nice sized red in full coat; strong in head and solidly built overall, moved well and deserved this win despite his extremely short tail.
2nd - Digmoor Captain Rook By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Rangier type, not as strong in head as (1), excelled in movement, lacking coat today.
3rd - Borderella Day Tripper (Mrs P South)
Res - Hynerbrook Mountain Ash (Miss A Clarke)
VHC - Brave Scooby Doo of Garw (Mr C J Ward)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Barterhound Twister (Mrs B B Roderick)
2nd - Digmoor Aces High JW (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
17 month old in good coat, nice size; I preferred the front of the winner.
3rd - Kyscafter Emrys (Miss L S Robbins)
Res - Dowgri Daredevil (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
VHC - Glebeheath Robin the Hood (Mr P & Mrs J Burroughes)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Clipstone Tailor (Mrs J & Mrs E Jackson)
really harsh coat, neat ears, strong jaw, well presented.
2nd - Brockfox Mr Bombastic
very well muscled, plenty of him but lacking coat.
3rd - Badgerbeck Bobby Owl (Miss L M Jenkins)
Res - Badgerbeck Festive Spirit at Blewecourt ShCM (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
VHC - Tufterslodge Walnut At Orangebox ShCM (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 2
Probably the best class of the day; some good dogs went unrewarded and my winners could change places any day.
1st - Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
solid red, good length of back with ribs well back and strong loins. Pushed hard in the challenge.
2nd - Beenaben Bengeo (Mr J B Baxter)
Another real class dog, easily spanned, level topline both standing and moving. Very close decision.
3rd - Gameway Charles Dickens (Mrs P Clark)
Res - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
VHC - Karison Kasper (Miss K Johnson)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Stineval Acerola With Tyrian JW (Professor S P Dean)
handy sized grizzle, well balanced throughout, excelled in head with a strong jaw, good bone, neat feet and sound mover.
2nd - CH Vandamere's Secret Agent JW (Mrs D Phillips)
another very smart dog that I have always admired, today I just preferred the head and expression of the winner, another difficult decision.
3rd - CH Baywillow Racing Blue JW (Reeves, Mrs. M.B.)
Res - Ruelata Acrobat At Redfox (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)
VHC - CH Farmway Night Owl (Aspinwall, Mrs. M.)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Rossula Magic Borderer Clipstone (Jackson, Jean & Elspeth)
dark grizzle who carried his years well, moving with ease and was in really harsh coat. Disappointed in the challenge. Sire of winners of MLD & JB.
2nd - CH Grindelvald Sandpiper (Bailey, Margaret A.)
one that I had previously given a CC and he is still really fit with a straight narrow front and moving well.
3rd - CH Wilderscot Toffee (Miss E D Rumsam)
Res - Brookbank Break the Spell JW (Norris, S.P.)
VHC - Intack Mountain Man (Mrs V Waldron)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Penlumeg Percival By Badgerbeck JW (Miss L M Jenkins)
Just what a Border should be, in his prime, fit as a fiddle, perfectly balanced, narrow front strong loins, harsh coat well presented and handled. Best Blue, DCC & BIS.
2nd - New Lane Stroller of Earthtaw (Miss J A & Mr M W Haydon & Gibbings)
another fit dog but not the head or charisma of the winner.
Entries: 15 Absentees: 1
1st - Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway (Mrs P Clark)
7 month B/T strong head but still feminine; right amount of bone, nice carroty tail; moved well & with a lot of confidence for such a youngster. One to watch. BPIS.
2nd - Intack Blue Pearl (Mrs V Waldron)
another one with plenty to like about her but not the positive drive of (1).
3rd - Biddestone Picnic (Mrs A Hibberd)
Res - Oxcroft Ross (Mr J Price)
VHC - Mascani Daisy At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 1
1st - Mansergh Speckles (Miss A Roslin-williams)
smart little bitch in good coat; excelled in movement- holding her topline whilst on the move, feminine expression but not weak in the jaw. Daughter of BCC winner.
2nd - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
excelled in head, narrow front but not the movement of the winner. Litter mate to PD winner.
3rd - Didillybods Forest Sprite (Mr P Shephard)
Res - Hawcoat Sweet Fairy (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Benattivo Gemstone For Daluce (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Entries: 29 Absentees: 7
Strong class but quite a few heads still need to develop.
1st - Lorrivale Lerryn of Olderhill (Mrs S Wilson)
nice size, good bone, strong jaw, correct tail set, neat feet.
2nd - Rhozzum Understudy At Sarsen (Mr B Williams)
Stronger type , excelled in head, moved well but I preferred the overall balance of the winner.
3rd - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Res - Rhozzum Union Rose At Crewshill (Miss J Marriott)
VHC - Lutrabeck Liberty (Mr R J & Mrs C Hand)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 0
1st - Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
This B/T really excelled in the head, just the right proportions and strong in the jaw, neat ears, Best Otter Head. Well balanced complete picture. Res BCC, daughter of OD winner.
2nd - Irton Polka (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
well coated red moving especially well behind. I preferred the head & overall picture of (1).
3rd - Kighill Cheeky Minky (Mr B & Mrs K A Newsome)
Res - Hesslemere Miss Lemon JW (Mrs C Davis)
VHC - Kelphope Seneca (Mr L A & Mrs M S Sansom)
Entries: 21 Absentees: 2
1st - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
2nd - Mansergh Singsong (Miss A Roslin-williams)
litter sister to PB winner and very similar but not quite the head.
3rd - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Res - Lighthorne Lottie (Mrs L J Vintcent)
VHC - Tythrop Treen of Baillieswells (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 22 Absentees: 5
1st - Oxcroft Rumour (Mr J Price)
well coated bitch with correct otter head, strong jaw, good shoulders, neat feet.
2nd - Lairehope Diamant Chienne (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Another bitch with a good head, slightly heavier type than winner.
3rd - Lighthorne Lottie (Mrs L J Vintcent)
Res - Mickleheath Crystal By Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock)
VHC - Sextonmagic Bluebelle (Mrs G Maskell)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 10
1st - Karison Kamellia JW (Miss K Johnson)
honest type of Border with harsh wiry coat, smart racy outline, moved well.
2nd - Jaslou Ceraunus Blue (Mr & Mrs G R Baker)
B/T in very heavy coat, very easily spanned, moved well but I preferred the racy outline of the winner.
3rd - Gameway Cappuccino of Withershins ShCM (Mr M J Day)
Res - Doramil Isadora
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Penlumeg Pendant (Mrs B S Harris)
really harsh wiry coat, racy build, strong jaw, good mover.
2nd - Glebeheath Minnie the Motor At Blewecourt JW (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
3rd - Oxcroft Ruby (Mr J Price)
Res - Irton Strawberry Fair At Howthwaite JW (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
VHC - Partridgedale Blueberry (Mr & Mrs M Wade)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Mansergh Miss Otis (Roslin-williams, Miss A.)
a grizzle in full coat of the correct texture, Beautifully Proportioned head with neat ears and feminine expression. If you will excuse the pun, I had no regrets about awarding her her third CC. It is just 50 years since this exhibitor made up her first champion and she can trace the line down to this latest winner. BCC & BOS.
2nd - Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
another classy bitch, a more racy type but I preferred the movement of my winner.
3rd - Badgerbeck Fantacy JW (Mr J C Roberts)
Res - Comberdown Ciara (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
VHC - Stoneygin Ripon Ruby At Badgerholme JW ShCM (Dickinson & James)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 5
1st - Penlumeg Paloma (Harris, Mrs. B.S.)
smart B/T in harsh coat, good teeth, nice reach of neck. Still retaining her figure. Dam of BIS.
2nd - Kelgram Kashmir At Artwork (Freivokh, Liz & Ken)
Strong bitch, moved well and in good coat. Close call.
3rd - Digmoor Crystal Ball At Farmway (Mrs M Aspinwall)
Res - Magic Milly At Thistlestone (Miss J & Mr S May & Whisker)
VHC - Olderhill Hesta At Borderella (Mrs P South)