Venue: Crown Fields, WESTBY ROAD, WESTBY, NR BLACKPOOL PR4 3PJ
Judge: Mrs Hilary Gilpin (Otterbobs)
Entries: 123 for 155
What a lovely day, no rain in sight!!
Thank you to all the exhibitors and especially my steward Alisan, she was excellent at her job. I enjoyed judging many dogs that I had not be over or seen before. Many dogs had little or no coat at all, Border Terriers must have a harsh double coat when showing not just stripped out and in their under coat, also there was hardly any muscle tone, no level backs, no slim straight narrow fronts and the movement should of been better. In a few of the older classes I could not span a few dogs and they were heavy when I lifted them up off the table, I found all the mouths clean with full dentations and I placed those that were nearest the standard in each class. Very pleased with both dog and bitch winners and their reserves and best puppy.
Best Of Breed: Merumhor Midwinter JW
RDCC: Remony Runrig
RBCC: Dandyhow Sonata JW
Best Puppy: Glenbucket Whisky Mac
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Fehmarn Magic Lantern JW (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
at nearly 12 years old this red grizzle boy still carries a lovely head and expression, narrow front and straight front legs. Movement was strong and true.
2nd - Aurora's Popcorn (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
7 1/2 years light grizzle in excellent coat, good length of body with ribs well back, hindquarters and movement was good.
3rd - Argentail Bucks Fizz (Mrs W A Prevost & Mrs A J Hopkins)
Res - Bolt Tail Jebba ShCM (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Glenbucket Whisky Mac (Ms Rogers)
a real good tidy up and there will be a very nice example of the breed, slim front end, masculine head with correct ear carriage, short strong muzzle and big white teeth, excellent length of body, harsh red coat, Best Puppy in breed.
2nd - Brackenfell Bok To Bach (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
nicely turned out red dog, slim all the way through, racy hindquarters, two very nice pups.
3rd - Remony Rock Steady (Mrs A E Gregory)
Res - Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Adrival Skyfall (Mrs J Bone)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Comberdown Heatseeker (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
light red , a little taller than I like at his age and a bit wide in front, he has a typical head with a strong jaw. Coat just coming in stages.
2nd - Cedarhill Stargazer (Miss A Speake & Mr H S Speake)
good boned youngster, dark eye and good mouth, ribs well back, hind angulation was good but he was short of coat and I did not like his back which sloped slightly to his croup.
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Alcumlow Solitaire (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
grizzle dog with a masculine head, ears set right close to cheeks, lovely shoulders level back, narrow front , showed and handled well.
2nd - Glebeheath Jump The Gun JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
smart looking blue/tan, carrying a heavy coat which made him look heavy over the shoulders, good hind quarters and tail set.
3rd - Riseburn Retro (Miss C Tutin)
Res - Akenside Cumin (Mrs L Gosling)
VHC - Glenbucket Diamond Geezer (Mrs N Anderson)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Badgerholme Epsom Jet (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
blue/tan with a deep chest , good boned legs standing on tight feet, lovely head properties, straight front, would of liked a better top line, very well muscled up which showed in his movement.
2nd - Ragatam Poco For Borderbridge JW (Miss B J Singh)
another blue/tan, not the head of 1st but he had a level back, correct set on of tail and racy hindquarters, coat preparation could be better.
3rd - Dymanti Roman Warrior (Mr P J & Mrs A K Taylor)
Res - Chatmoss Les Diables Rouges (Mr K J & Mrs C Fielding)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Jamespaw Georgie Boy (Miss A J Robinson)
grizzle dog with a good head, short strong muzzle big teeth, slim front , harsh coat with thick pelt easily spanned, best mover in this class.
2nd - Borderbridge Adagio (Miss B J Singh)
light grizzle, very nice coat , good strong dog, big boned maybe too much, movement was true front and rear.
3rd - Onthill Amaretto (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Res - Karison Klaret (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Redfox Watchman (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Merumhor Midwinter JW (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
a very nice masculine dog, not over done, but striking harsh blue/tan coat excellent pelt , very slim and narrow (which Frank Kane commented on in the Terrier group), dark eyes and that real varmint look, plenty of face furnishings, level back, short carroty tail and racy hind legs, movement was dead straight going and coming. Dog CC and B.O.B
2nd - Remony Runrig (Mrs A E Gregory)
red grizzle dog with a lovely head, big teeth , ears set correctly, slim dog with ribs well back, good angulations with racy hindquarters, Res Dog CC
3rd - Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Res - Quarryway Tabasco At Dualta (Mr W T & Mrs J L Edwards)
VHC - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Dandyhow Dr Walter (Mrs K M Irving)
Light red in excellent coat, well turned out, lovely head and front, standing on small feet, decent bone, well laid shoulders and good outline, pity he was a bit sluggish on the move.
2nd - Comberdown Finnegan (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
similar sized dog but not the head of 1st. Rather straight in the hind legs, coat was harsh, short tail well set on.
3rd - Northborders Mr Pickles JW (Miss J North)
Res - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
VHC - Vito Volterra Of Birthwaite (Miss S Clayton & Mr N Lewthwaite)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 6
1st - Twigglestone Elfenor (Mrs L I Aldous)
light red in decent harsh coat, liked her head and neck, front , correct tail set and movement.
2nd - Abisu Solataire At Tojamatt (Mr D & Mrs A Matthews)
this pup was stronger in the head than 1st which I like, also good coated, lovely narrow front, her ears carried too much hair, and I would of liked a better topline.
3rd - Benattivo Best Bet Karison (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Adrival Firesky (Mrs J Bone)
VHC - Littlelane Lulubelle (Mrs Lancashire)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Borderella Sweet Pea (Mrs P South)
light grizzle, small and neatly presented, feminine head with a dark eye, slim front and straight front legs, nice body lines, moved best in this class.
2nd - Coppymanor's Edenwood (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
quite similar to 1st but she was slightly shorter in body length, very nice coat and pelt.
3rd - Borderella Snap Dragon (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Res - Hartswelin Santa Ana (Miss L J Coleman)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 3
1st - Akenside Calypso (Mrs L Gosling)
lovely Blue/tan with a harsh coat, feminine head with that look, lovely front, neck flowing into well laid shoulders , wide strong thighs standing on small feet, nice to see a short tail, and shown on a loose lead.
2nd - Howthwaite in Vogue (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
what another typical smart puppy, looks and feels very nice, this light red has a slim body with ribs well back, good bend of stifle, shoulders and tidy small feet, moved very nice. Two pups I will watch out for.
3rd - Remony Winter's Diamond JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Res - Riseburn Rekindled (Miss C Tutin)
VHC - Kgills Tick Tock (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Chatmoss Working Class Hero (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)
Light red very feminine in all departments, easily spanned, ribs well back, good set on of tail moved and shown very well.
2nd - Remony Winter's Diamond JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
red in excellent coat, a little short in the back for me, and also she had slightly broad shoulders, good bone and head.
3rd - Wadesleia Mountain Ringlet (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Res - Lady Ann's Joy (Mrs B Pearson)
VHC - Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Jamespaw Cockle Shell Bay by Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
my notes say good all round, head and front very feminine, level back, very nice strong drive and easily spanned, harsh double coat and thick pelt.
2nd - Brumborder Dillycar at Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
stronger otter head than 1st, good length of body with a racy outline, nice well bent stifle, coat needs tiding up. Moved true both ways.
3rd - Chorbeck Miss Money Penny by Northborders (Miss J North)
Res - Wadesleia Woodland Ringlet (Mr A & Mrs H A Fletcher)
VHC - Keycharm Miss Muffet (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Merumhor Solstice Belle JW ShCM (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
Blue/Tan bitch not much coat today, deep chest but spannable, lovely dark eyes to go with big white teeth otter head, strong muzzle and face furnishings, good length of body with ribs well back, bend of stifle and muscle tone gave her the movement a Border should have, my only criticism is I would of liked a shorter tail.
2nd - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
very close on 1st but her head was not as strong, slim front and legs, lovely shoulders and topline, harsh coat , having plenty of muscle in both thighs, movement was true. Both bitches very nice.
3rd - Ravenside Zenyatta (Mr M Lowry)
Res - Tojamatt Morgana (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)
a very true Border not over done, very light red in the hardest coat thick pelt and very spannable, front legs straight, standing on thick pads, small feet, dark eyes with a keen expression, short muzzle, liked her shoulders and topline, good hind angulations with plenty of drive. Bitch CC Res B.O.B.
2nd - Dandyhow Sonata JW (Mrs K M Irving)
another very nice bitch with qualities, rangier and longer in the body that I like, this grizzle bitch had a wonderful slim front and straight front legs, good otter head, well laid back shoulders and level back, movement was true and sound. Res Bitch CC
3rd - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison JW (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Res - Manorcroft Rock on Ruby (Mr T & Mrs L Palmer)
VHC - Fehmarn Fine Romance (Mrs J Morton Shaw)