Venue: East of England Showground
Judge: Mrs Janice Johnson
My thanks firstly go to Boston & District Canine Society Committee for giving me this opportunity to judge the breed again, for looking after me on the day and providing my excellent stewards who gave me great support throughout the day with their efficiency and unobtrusive discretion.
Secondly the exhibitors, who travelled many miles for my judgment, thank you all for taking my decisions sportingly. Thank goodness we didnâ??t have the following weekend when we were all had over 6 inches of snow!
I was extremely pleased with my main winners who all deserved their placings and I was delighted when I received the news that my BOB winner had gone G2 in Terrier Group under Ernie Darby and my best puppy had gone G1 in the Terrier Group under Peter Clifton.
I had some really good examples of the breed to go over and it is a pleasure when you find an exhibit in a class that really meets all your requirements. Movement in the younger classes was inconsistent some may settle others will not. I had a number of very nice quality borders who I know will go on to greater things and some promising puppies, I will watch their futures with interest. Coats on the whole were good with most of the exhibits having thick pelts.
Best Of Breed: Picer Grace Darling
Best Puppy: TPG1, Glebeheath Jump The Gun
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Peakrunner Arrows Of Gold (Mrs S J Ruth)
very smart puppy with a nice outline, easily spanned, good shoulder and length of body, nice type, super expression.
2nd - Chatmoss Les Diables Rouges (Mr K J & Mrs C Fielding)
up to size puppy, nice headed dog, good topline and tail set, coat just going over.
3rd - Riseburn Retro (Miss C Tutin)
Res - Fisherbloom Man Of Steel (Miss G Adams)
VHC - Mazengarb Kev Rev (Miss G Hopper)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Badgerholme Epsom Jet (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
Best mover in the class, beautifully turned out, in excellent coat, easily spanned, level top line and correct tail set, tight feet, head and expression correct, very nice outline.
2nd - Bramblesgate Razzle Dazzle (Mr S C & Mrs A J Massen)
another very nice puppy to go over, shown in correct coat with thick pelt, typical border head and expression with good reach of neck, easily spanned, nicely put together with no exaggerations
3rd - Thorneyburn Peace Pipe (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
Res - Ravenside Going Underground (Mr M & Mr D Lowry & Hodgson)
VHC - Brookbank Beauly (Mrs S P Norris)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
well balanced dog, typical border head with dark eye & keen expression, narrow throughout, easily spanned, level topline, correct carrot tail and tail set, nice turn of stifle, well put together, moved and shown well, true to type, a lot to like. RCC
2nd - Glebeheath Jump The Gun (Mrs J Guvercin)
typical border head with a good reach of neck, ribs carried well back, level topline & correct tail set, good turn of stifle, presented beautifully, super young dog to go over, very nice outline no exaggerations, so pleased to hear he was so successful in the Group. BPD, BPIB & TPG1
3rd - Comberdown Finnegan (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Res - Digmoor Bankers Bonus (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
VHC - Otterwood Cyrus JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Ottaswell Palamedes (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)
up to size border, narrow throughout, Ok on the move, nice head and expression, just a little out of coat today.
2nd - Karison Klaret (Miss K Johnson)
dark eye with keen expression, easily spanned, top line and tail set correct, tight pelt, very nice outline, out of coat today
3rd - Secret Attraction (Mr T James)
Res - Ragatam Poco For Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Quarryway Tabasco At Dualta (Mr W T & Mrs J L Edwards)
nice body lines, easily spanned, in very good coat and super thick pelt, moved OK.
2nd - Stowthorney Swinging Sam (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
dark eye and keen expression, super border head, up to size wouldn’t want him any bigger, in excellent coat.
3rd - Ragatam Poco For Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
Res - Colourbox Gunpower (Mrs L A Fordham)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Remony Runrig (Mrs A E Gregory)
as always shown and presented very well, and in the correct double coat, dark eye with keen expression, narrow and easily spanned, nice body lines, no exaggerations, moved well, nice type.
2nd - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin JW (Mrs H Haughton)
very nice dog who could change places with first on another day, super head, level top line and correct tail set, nice movement, not in coat today.
3rd - Okarito Omar (Mr N & Mrs M Yates)
Res - Foxpaw Brilliant Disguise (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
VHC - Bramblebee Little Tike At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
A very nice class
1st - CH Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
very smart border, moves well both ways, excellent body properties giving a super outline, head and expression true to type, level topline held on the move with correct tail set and tail, racy hindquarters, DCC
2nd - Northborders Mr Pickles JW (Miss J North)
very nice blue and tan in correct coat today loose thick pelt, super headed dog with great expression, nice body lines, good reach of neck and level topline, presented and shown to his best.
3rd - CH Rexlands Cock Robin (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Res - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Foxfactor Hornblower JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
Looking great for his age, in the peak of condition, super headed dog, moved well fore and aft could put to shame some of the younger exhibits here today, level topline, nice turn of stifle, true to type, nothing to dislike he was really enjoying himself.
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Otterwood Cyrus JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
nice headed border, moved and shown well, level topline held on the move.
2nd - Bolt Tail Jebba ShCM (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
shown well in excellent coat.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Howthwaite in Vogue (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
a lot to like about this puppy, , very typey, super head and expression, with good reach of neck, right size for this age, easily spanned, small tight feet, shown in correct coat with thick pelt, a very nice package. BPB
2nd - Thistlestone Jellybean (Mr S Whisker & Miss J May)
blue and tan puppy shown in good coat, super head and expression, level topline and good tail set easily spanned, nicely put together with no exaggerations.
3rd - Chatmoss Rebel Rebel (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)
Res - Peakrunner Follow My Dreams (Mrs H Bates)
VHC - Chatmoss Working Class Hero (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Comberdown Thistle (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
very nice youngster shown in correct coat, head and expression typical, nice reach of neck with good turn of stifle, easily spanned, best mover in class, presented beautifully.
2nd - Rubyfin Kara Emerald (Mrs S J Channer)
nicely balanced bitch, easily spanned, good reach of neck, true border head and expression, moved well
3rd - Ploughdown Portia (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Res - Chatmoss Rebel Rebel (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)
VHC - Achnagairn Red Alert (Mrs A Fraser)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Ploughdown Piacida (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
nice bodied bitch with no exaggerations shown in the best of coats, super head and expression, narrow throughout, straight front, easily spanned, level topline, sound mover, good honest border presenting a very nice picture.
2nd - Remony Winter's Diamond (Mrs A E Gregory)
another very nice bitch to go over, shown in correct coat with thick pelt, typical border head and expression with good reach of neck, easily spanned, nicely put together with no exaggerations, sound on the move.
3rd - Wadesleia Mountain Ringlet (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Res - Jamespaw Cockle Shell Bay by Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
VHC - Bimandi's Belladonna (Mrs M J Holmes)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Remony Winter's Diamond (Mrs A E Gregory)
second in junior bitch
2nd - Ravenside Zenyatta (Mr M Lowry)
nicely balanced bitch with no exaggerations, lovely head and expression, narrow throughout, easily spanned, level topline, correct carrot tail well set on, shown in correct coat, good bodylines giving an excellent outline. Just preferred movement of first.
3rd - Foxfactor Cue The Music JW (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res - Otterbobs Umber (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC - Grindelvald Over The Moon at Hemlockstone (Mr R H & Miss J A Bryan & Pounder)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)
very nice bitch to go over, lovely head and expression, good strong teeth and muzzle, good reach of neck, easily spanned, sound mover, nice type of border, coat just on the blow.
2nd - Baywillow Brown Braid JW (Mrs G Hyslop)
another very nice border, with super body lines giving a great outline, head and expression true to type, level top line and correct tail set, thick pelt, small neat feet, coat just beginning to come, good mover.
3rd - Grindelvald Over The Moon at Hemlockstone (Mr R H & Miss J A Bryan & Pounder)
Res - Southash Hollywood Girl (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Thistlestone Jenny Wren ShCM (Miss J & Mr S May & Whisker)
well balanced bitch with very nice bodylines, spannable, level topline, good turn of stifle, typical border head & expression moved out well.
2nd - Karison Koffee (Miss K Johnson)
nicely balanced bitch, easily spanned, good reach of neck, true border head and expression, level topline, moved and shown well, very handy border.
3rd - Picer Beersheba at Wadesleia (Mrs H & Mr A Fletcher)
Res - Mascani Daisy At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
VHC - Withershins Daddies Girl (Mr M J Day)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
A class of very nice bitches who could change places on another day
1st - Picer Grace Darling (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
I couldn’t fault this beautiful bitch, smart and well turned out, super otter head & expression, handy size with good reach of neck, easily spanned, level topline, well angulated quarters, very nice balanced outline, moved freely, correct double coat & thick pelt everything I look for in a border, happy to award her CC and BOB she then went on to a very successful TG2.
2nd - Ir CH Blewecourt Manhattan At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
shown in great condition, lovely otter head & expression, easily spanned, super reach of neck, level topline and correct tail set, tight feet, nice body lines no exaggerations, great outline, moved and shown well.
3rd - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
Res - Foxthorn Texas Star At Chatmoss (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)
VHC - Southash Party Knight (Mr & Mrs T Knight)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Gameway Cappuccino of Withershins ShCM (Mr M J Day)
very nice veteran bitch who again like my veteran dog could put some younger border to shame on movement, narrow thought, super head and expression, clean tidy border with no exaggerations.
2nd - Borderella Elsa (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
super old veteran enjoying her day out full of enthusiasm, its great to see our oldies still enjoying life in the show ring, nicely put together bitch with no exaggerations.
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Karison Koffee (Miss K Johnson)
second in Limit bitch.
2nd - Borderella Elsa (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
second in Veteran bitch.