Venue: Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ
Judge: Mrs B Jackson (Clipstone)
Entries: 82 for 90
I thoroughly enjoyed judging at Paignton Championship Show. The new venue (well, new to me) was very pleasant and the show was efficiently run by the helpful and friendly committee. I had an excellent entry which contained lots of quality dogs to choose from. Some classes were, however, a real mix of types, again the Fox Terrier type with high ear carriage are appearing, as are those with almost “hound like” ears, far too large and which ruin the head. Ultimately I judged to my interpretation of the Standard. I like a dog to be a real stallion dog and a bitch, his feminine counterpart. I do not like bitchy dogs and masculine bitches. I was incredibly pleased with my winners, neither of which I have judged before and who to my mind are excellent examples of the breed, both home bred too, not bought in.
Best Of Breed: Benattivo Faberge JW
CH subject to KC confirmnation
RDCC: CH Dandyhow Dr Walter
BCC: Benattivo Faberge JW
RBCC: Mattedonn Farthing
Best Puppy: Badgerbeck Backchat at Olderhill
Best Veteran: Wagtail Lass Via Ycart
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Foxpaw Pipps Cross (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
Very nice type in an excellent coat, good texture with a lovely thick pliable pelt. Very attractive head and expression, masculine but not overdone. Lovely, correctly shaped dark eye, correct jaw, strong white teeth. Good straight front, tight feet, thick pads. Moved very well with drive and purpose. Very nice outline when stood. Lovely carroty tail. Held his topline on the move.
2nd - Nookshot Nutcracker (Miss R C Newman)
Very similar to 1. Again another nice typy puppy in a good jacket. Good head and expression. Moved well.
3rd - Benattivo Betfred (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
What a shame this boy was lacking in coat and was up against two pups in such good ones. Very nice and one I hope to see again in the future.
Res - Baillieswells Drumguish (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Breckgreen Blue Steel Ironfield (Mrs L J Mudd)
Very striking blue and tan in the most gorgeous of coats, harsh, to the point of cutting your fingers, double and thick. Lovely pelt too. Very good classic head and expression with lovely broad skull, strong jaw and gorgeous teeth. Lovely straight front, correct shoulders and tight feet which he used beautifully on the move. A dog who can really move. Lovely in rib and good strong loin, easily spanned. Excellent tail and carriage of it. One to watch,delighted to award him BPD.
2nd - Bortino Red Emperor (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Again a nice type but a little unsure of himself at times, lacking the ring presence of 1. However, he has a nice head and good expression when he uses his ears. Movement was a little loose in front but this will hopefully tighten up with maturity.
3rd - Bortino Black Jack (Miss N Slade)
Res - Baillieswells Drumguish (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1 and 2 were two very different types. Both had attributes over the other
1st - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
This blue and tan dog looks a lot more mature than his age and, like a fine wine, needs to be “laid down” for a while. He is a nice type, but he is up for size and, in these lower classes, this makes him look oversized. He has a good head and expression and an excellent coat. Moves true fore and aft
2nd - Ycart Earth Stopper (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)
Another nice type, blue and tan, whose coat was tight and hard. Different in head to 1 but correct. Not moving well behind today, seemed uncomfortable on one rear leg. Easily spanned.
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Tyrian Outlaw (Mrs K Dean)
Fabulous type in the most stunning coat from this kennel of consistency. Moved the best of the class, using his gorgeous straight front and lovely rear angulation to create reach and drive on the move. Classic strong dog expression, lovely dark eye and correct ear placement. Lovely ribs which lead into good strong loin. Easy to span. I seriously considered him for top honours
2nd - Otterwood Cyrus JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Another nice type who is very similar to 1, just a little weaker in head. Nice size with an excellent coat. Moved well covering the ground with ease.
3rd - Saygo Of Hassage (Ms E D Rumsam)
Res - Question Master (Mrs S Waller)
VHC - Visrie Rango Raptor (Mr M & Mrs S Gregory)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Breckgreen Royal Mint (Mrs J Green)
Although in a full coat, this dog simply could not and should not be overlooked. His coat was harsh, thick and correct with the most amazing pelt. He is a real stallion dog who simply screamed “dog” to me, stunning head and expression, one of those heads you held in your hands and it made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, yes, this is a real dog. He is easily spanned, although the coat made him look heavy, he is not. He is perfectly balanced. Good, strong, white teeth in correct jaw. Neck flowing into correctly placed shoulders which allowed him to cover the ground effortlessly. Each stride was strong and true, driven by a great rear action which so many lack these days. He reminded me so much of a dog I used to show years ago. The best of ribs leading into a wonderfully strong loin, good level topline and fabulous tail. I was delighted to be able to judge this dog and had no hesitation in giving him his first Dog CC. He is a credit to his breeders/owners
2nd - Hawcoat Lord George (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
A dog I have admired from the ringside and who didn’t disappoint. Gorgeous head and expression. Very good double coat. Moved very well and was incredibly unlucky to meet1 in such form. Judging between these two was a very hard task but one I loved doing
3rd - Ottaswell Palamedes (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)
Res - Tarkatale Midnight Memory ShCM (Mr C & Mrs J Gordon)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
A difficult class with some difficult but interesting decisions
1st - CH Dandyhow Dr Walter (Mrs K M Irving)
This one just had the edge over 2 but there was not a lot to split them. I preferred the head and expression of 1. This young man was in excellent coat with an excellent pelt. Great topline which he held on the move, good straight front and tight feet. Lovely shoulders and good ribs. Moved beautifully round the ring. A very worthy champion and delighted to award him the Res Dog CC
2nd - CH Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
Another stallion dog with a strong, typical head and expression. Very similar to 1. Beautifully presented. Lovely movement using his correct front and great rear angulation to drive around the ring. Another very worthy of his title.
3rd - Olderhill Afortunado (Mrs S Wilson)
Res - Stowthorney Swinging Sam (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
VHC - Bingobongo Wicked Widget At Bimandi (Mrs M J Holmes)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Bolt Tail Jebba ShCM (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
7Â½ year old in good form; very good coat, moved very well, good mouth, pleasing head and expression.Â
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Baillieswells Stronachie (Professor A S Milton)
Sweet little bitch, a real baby being only just over the six months by a matter of days. Pretty very feminine expression. Her head will mature and develop with age. Very fine but in proportion. The harshest of coats. Good on the move
2nd - Abisu Domino (Mr C Kerry & Miss L E Westland)
A different type to1, slightly longer in the back. Excellent topline which she held on the move. Nice head and expression. Lovely rear angulation and moved well. Lost out to 1 on coat quality today
3rd - Earthtaw Elegant (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Res - Beautiful Bonny Bell at Dreamdax (Mrs L Pile)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Badgerbeck Backchat at Olderhill (Mrs S Wilson)
Very pretty feminine young lady who oozes quality. She is beautifully balanced and goes to hand very nicely. Lovely head and expression. Nice dark eye and good strong teeth in correct jaw. Lovely temperament. Stunning neck leading into correctly placed shoulders, leading to lovely striding movement. She gave her handler quite a challenge! Liked her a lot, will watch her progress with interest. BPIB.
2nd - Tarkaswell Double Agent (Mrs C E Samsom)
Another very nice puppy with a beautiful head and expression. Excellent coat, harsh and double. Lovely straight front. Moved very well with drive from her lovely rear angulation. These two pups could swap places as they are both incredibly good examples of the breed. This bitch is very polished and has everything going for her. She should have a bright future.
3rd - Baillieswells Stronachie (Professor A S Milton)
Res - Tyrian Rosamunde (Mrs K Dean)
VHC - Orangecastle Zaurak at Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Kentelv Living Single (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
I liked this bitch a lot. The best of lines, lovely topline, excellent shoulders and flowing stride when on the move. Lovely straight front. Amazing drive when on the move, he could teach a lot how to move. Very pretty, feminine head with a lovely expression, great teeth and correct bite. Fabulous coat. Very nice
2nd - Blewecourt Indiana (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
Blue and tan with a gorgeous head, so, so pretty and so feminine. Reminded me so much of a very special blue and tan! She was thoroughly enjoying her day and it was lovely to see. Very nice straight front. Good harsh double coat and excellent pelt. Good scope when moving
3rd - Dandyhow Femme Fatale (Mrs K M Irving)
Res - Ianteg Aurelia (Miss S Richie)
VHC - Borderella Snap Dragon (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
1st - Mattedonn Farthing (Mrs K Dean)
Very nice bitch who is very balanced and eye-catching. Classic head and very attentive feminine expression. Lovely lines and gorgeous straight front. Very nice size. Good harsh double coat. Lovely tail set. The best mover in the class by far. Very pleased to award her her first Res CC at what I later found out was her first champ show!
2nd - Towden Jessica Jay (Mrs E Cole)
Slightly heavier all round than 1. Pretty head and expression, nice dark eye. Not the rear movement of 1 as lacking in the angulation and drive.
3rd - Ianteg Aurelia (Miss S Richie)
Res - Orangebox Tangerine Dream (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 0
1st - Foxfactor Cue The Music JW (Mrs K D Stockley)
Classic bitch from this kennel, very nicely made; typical head, strong but feminine. Lovely flat ribs and good strength of loin. Moved very well.
2nd - Tyrian Amulet (Mrs K Dean)
Similar excellent qualities to 1. Lovely lovely topline, held beautifully on the move. Gorgeous head and pretty expression with the kindest of eye. It was a very hard decision splitting 1 and 2
3rd - Thistlestone Jenny Wren ShCM (Miss J & Mr S May & Whisker)
Res - Worker's Playtime (Miss S Waller)
VHC - Nickeltweed Maggie May (Mr A & Mrs N Harris)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Benattivo Faberge JW (Mr C & Mrs S Girling)
Wow! I’ve never judged this bitch before but my goodness she completely stole the show here and made my day. She is stunning. She walked into the ring and owned it. She wasn’t going to let anyone take that win from her, such determination from one such pretty, sweet and feminine young lady! Beautiful in head, everything just right, nothing over-exaggerated in any way shape or form. Lovely flowing neck leading into excellent shoulders and great topline. A coat to die for, so thick and dense with a superb pliable pelt. Great rear angulation which enabled her to move with drive and purpose. Lovely straight front giving great stride, excellent cat-like feet. She was in fabulous form and demanded the Bitch CC and BOB. I was more than happy to go along with those demands and to make her into the champion she should be!
2nd - Breckgreen Blue Christmas (Mrs J Green)
Oh my, yet another fabulous example of the breed from this kennel. She is gorgeous. Definitely gave me a sense of dE9jE0 vu! Beautiful head and expression, strong head but perfectly proportioned. Great coat with the correct blue and tan ticking. She moved very well and was so unlucky that 1 was in such great form. She was very seriously in my thoughts for the Res CC, absolutely loved her
3rd - Badgerbeck Ballerina (Mr J C Roberts)
Res - Bortino Smiling Queen (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
VHC - Bimandi's Belladonna (Mrs M J Holmes)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Wagtail Lass Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
At 7Â½ she is still in excellent form, super hard condition but very much a girlie. The harshest of coats and wonderful pelt. She moved with more drive than some youngsters! Lovely topline which she held on the move. Very fit. BV
2nd - Towden Felicity Pipit (Mrs E Cole)
Showing her age slightly more than1 and weaker in head. Good coat. Moved well.