Judge: Mr W Shorthose (Cundytyke)
Entries: 139 for 145
It was, again, a pleasure to judge the breed. I thought that there was a lack of depth in quality in some classes though those which were placed were more representative of the Breed Standard. A few entries lacked true breed type and one almost questioned what other breed was involved in their lineage. The most recurring fault was in front movement which was a testament to some loaded shoulders.
Best Of Breed: Ragatam Harris JW
DCC: Ragatam Harris JW
RDCC: Irton Up Helly Aa
RBCC: Blue Tutu Via Ycart
Best Puppy: Picer Grace Darling
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Ragatam Lets Go (Miss B J Singh)
Good head shape and length of neck. Narrow through the body and carries correct topline. Moved well but I would not want him to grow on more as he is big enough now.
2nd - Ragatam Legend (Mrs J M Hill)
A little shorter coupled than his litter brother and didn’t move so freely behind. Coat rather between stages today but good thick skin. Another nice dog but also big enough.
3rd - Bandicoot Integrity To Jaslou (Mr G R & Mrs G Baker)
Res - Jinny Joes Again & Again (Mrs L Horton)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Comberdown Jailbreak To Vandamere (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Correct sized dog, typey head and pleasing reach of neck. Good depth of body and ribs carried well back. Moved with drive and shown in really good coat. Thick skin.
2nd - Hobholt Han Solo
A bigger dog and I wonder what weight he will be when mature and muscled up. Shown in heavy coat today
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Iacheslei Cantus (Miss A Harrison)
This was a dog of more correct size than some others which are likely to become rather coarse when mature. Good thick skin and correct double coat. Kept his topline on the move, shoulder well laid back, allowing free movement.
2nd - Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
A strong dog, bigger than the 1st but spannable. Good angulation in hindquarters and moved well with drive. Shown in good coat.
3rd - Ravenside Ballymoss (Mr M Lowry)
Res - Achouffe Murphy Gray (Miss Bone)
VHC - Borderella Day Tripper JW (Mrs P South)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Radnorvalley Goshawk of Rhozzum (Mrs M Sharp)
The size, weight and shape to be capable of carrying out the function of a working terrier. Ribs carried well back, fairly deep but narrow. Not overdone in any way, well balanced.
2nd - Ragatam Joker At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
A little more of him than the 1st and wider in shoulder. Overall of good quality and shown in the best of harsh, double coats with a thick pelt. Nice type.
3rd - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
Res - Barterhound Twister JW (Mrs B B Roderick)
VHC - Bolt Tail Jebba (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterbobs Riggindale JW (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Fair size though not too big and spannable. Good hindquarters and moved with drive from behind. Free in shoulder, nice head and reach of neck.
2nd - Dandyhow Beeline (Irving, K.M.)
Moved well enough but not as tightly as 1. Has a good shape to the head and about the best feet seen on the day.
3rd - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Master Minstral At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
VHC - Karison Kasper (Miss K Johnson)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Harris JW (Miss T J Peacock)
He has the thickest of pelts and a very good harsh coat. A true otter head is set on a neck with good reach. Good tight thick pads to his feet and well muscled quarters. He moved very well and deserved his C.C. and B.O.B.
2nd - Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Strong headed dog, narrow in front with a good lay of shoulder allowing for free movement. This combined with good quarters provided drive. Should be very capable of following a horse. Shown in full, harsh, dense coat. Res C.C..
3rd - Alcumlow Starstruck (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Res - CH Otterwood Amex JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
VHC - Hobholt Harrier JW (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Bonosue Ozymandias JW ShCM (Hardman, Mr. I.A.)
Rather heavy and upright in the shoulder but moved better behind. Good skin and coat and has a pleasing head. Starting to show his age now.
Entries: 13 Absentees: 0
For youngsters many were too wide and there were some untypical heads
1st - Picer Grace Darling (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
A nice reddish grizzle and tan bitch with correct substance but not too heavy in bone. Good head and neck. Moved well. Good topline and tail set. BP
2nd - Badgerbeck Placebo (Miss L M Jenkins)
Similar to 1st but not quite such a true otter shape to the head. Good length of body and well angulated hindquarters.
3rd - Baywillow Pacey Lacey (Mrs M B Reeves)
Res - Biddestone Poppyseed (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)
VHC - Alcumlow Patience (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Ravenside Ma Biche At Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
Nice head and good length to the body. Narrow enough and looks balanced. Moved well with drive.
2nd - Otterbobs Truant (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Not so good in head as the winner but good neck and fore-quarter. Nice bend of stifle and moved well on good feet. First class coat, harsh and dense.
3rd - Sweet Dreams Beauty of Rhozzum (Mrs M Sharp)
Res - Badgerbeck Pumpkin of Earthtaw (Miss J A Haydon & Mr M W V Gibbings)
VHC - Stoneygin Wizzadorra (Rich & Kirby)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW (Mrs P Clark)
A true blue and tan with correct ticking. A lovely front with pleasing head good reach of neck and correctly placed shoulder. Well angulated behind and moved true. Shown in tip-top condition. BCC
2nd - Mansergh Speckles (Miss A Roslin-williams)
Pleasing otter shaped head. Looks thicker than she is and can be easily spanned. Narrow fronted and moved well. Has a correctly textured coat.
3rd - Iacheslei Cantilena (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Kilburnpride Lily (Mrs E & Miss Scott)
VHC - Ravenside Ma Biche (Mr N Duxbury)
Entries: 25 Absentees: 3
1st - Vallemoss Vera At Foxthorn (Mr R & Mrs S & Miss M Taylor)
Not the most feminine of bitches as she has a strong head and muzzle. Correct front, spans easily enough and has a correct thick pelt. Well muscled.
2nd - Aurgwen Alyth (Mrs J M Phillips)
Would this bitch be able to work? Yes, she is of good size, narrow enough to get to most places, good length of back and moved well.
3rd - Glebeheath Milly the Mod At Badgerbeck (Miss L M Jenkins)
Res - Foxcraig Magic Star At Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
VHC - Saracen Susie At Kilburnpride (Mrs E & Miss E Scott)
Entries: 19 Absentees: 7
1st - Mickleheath Crystal By Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock)
Nothing exaggerated and well balanced. Good head and length of neck. Narrow in front, good feet and moved well.
2nd - Irton Polka (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Good head and narrow front. Good thick pelt and weather resistant coat both harsh and dense. Moved correctly with the hind quarters following the line of the front , many bitches were “crabbing”
3rd - Aurgwen Alyth (Mrs J M Phillips)
Res - Wagtail Lass Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
VHC - Kilburn Chocolate Muffin (Mrs E & Miss Scott)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
She is balanced, moves straight and true, she has a strong head with good reach of neck and was shown in the best of condition. A pleasure to judge and award the Res C.C.
2nd - Kilburn Chocolate Muffin (Mrs E & Miss Scott)
She can appear a little wide in front but is spannable, moves well having good angulation behind. Shown short of coat today.
3rd - CH Hollowmoor Coremy (Mrs. A D.Williams)
Res - Rexlands Serin (Pearson, Mrs. D.)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Borderella Emma (Mrs P South)
Best headed bitch in the class, good length and shape to the ribs, moved well enough.
2nd - Magic Milly At Thistlestone (Miss J & Mr S May & Whisker)
Weaker in head than 1st, still narrow and had a good coat.
3rd - Borderella Elsa (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Res - Mulysa Miss Muffet (Prevost, Mrs. W.A.)
VHC - Blue Winged Olive (Mrs J Powrie)