Judge: Mrs Trak Fryer (Irton)
Entries: 165 for 170
I would like to thank the exhibitors for a lovely quality entry, the Club and committee for the appointment and my stewards Simon and Bev Jackson for their efficient help throughout the day. I was generally pleased with the overall quality, heads were good, pelts generally good and movement OK with many very typical exhibits on show. I was disappointed to find a number of poor mouths in the dog entry and to find a few exhibits presented down to the minute but totally lacking muscle, something that I find unacceptable in a dog with the Borders outlook on life.
Best In Show: Grindelvald In Full Cry JW
Reserve Best In Show: Earthwise Deuteronomy ShCM
Best Opposite Sex: CH Remony Barley Twist JW
Best Puppy - Dog: Bushbuster Boo Gee Knight
RBCC: Benattivo Rosina JW
Best Puppy - Bitch: Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone
Best Puppy: Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone
Reserve Best Puppy: Bushbuster Boo Gee Knight
Best Veteran: CH Gameway Kiwi JW
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Rexlands Cock Robin (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Decent head, good neck, nice shoulder, feet OK, short of coat today, well muscled and moving OK. Nicely balanced with a good tail set.
2nd - Chesterton Top Hat And Tails By Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)
A bigger dog, good head with a strong muzzle, nice eye, nice forward angulations, quite well balanced, but totally out of coat, moving OK.
3rd - Howthwaite Catch the Breeze (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
Not such a good head, a big puppy, lovely feet, good tail set, good angulations fore & aft and the best mover in the class; totally out of coat today.
Res - Tyrian Morpheus (Mrs K Dean)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
A much better class of puppies.
1st - Bushbuster Boo Gee Knight (Mr & Mrs Carcass)
Quite a big dog but spannable, he has a lovely head with a strong jaw, good for balance, lovely coat with a good thick pelt, good feet, best mover. BPD
2nd - Ragatam Lets Go At Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
lovely head, good expression, nice dark eye, good forward angulations, well balanced, very short of coat today, moved OK
3rd - Justinca Ryan By Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)
Very nice head, nice little ears, good front construction and OK behind, covers his ground OK but a bit untidy on the move at present, good coat and reasonable pelt.
Res - Arranberg Ballad At Doramil (Mrs M Scale)
VHC - Bandicoot Integrity To Jaslou (Mr G R & Mrs G Baker)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
Another good class of young dogs.
1st - Dowgri Diggory (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Good head with well set ears, nice forward angulations and good behind, good rib, good feet, moving very well and in a very good coat with a good pelt.
2nd - Kighill Mister Clooney (Mr B & Mrs K A Newsome)
Another lovely dog but he is very big being only just spannable, moving extremely well. He has a good head with a strong jaw, good thick Border coat ? very typical, good balance and angulations
3rd - Xapex Santiago At Otterwood JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
classy little dog of a very nice type, his bite is OK . Attractive head, nice ears, good for bone, good blue coat with a thick pelt. Rather wayward on the move but sound and covers his ground.
Res - Breadsall Jazzy To Beeley (Mrs J Rumbell)
VHC - Onthill Fernando (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
An excellent class headed by three absolutely lovely dogs.
1st - Grindelvald In Full Cry JW (Mrs M A Bailey)
This one was a very pleasant surprise, beautiful balance and great style. He has a lovely head with an excellent expression, well set ears, good for bone, neat feet, lovely front and shoulder, very well proportioned with good rib carried well back and a lovely set on tail. In beautiful coat and a good pelt moving out true with economy, everything about him just right today so pleased to award him Dog CC and BIS.
2nd - Hawcoat Blue Bertie (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
A slightly heavier made dog with a lovely head, nice free moving but not quite the drive of 1, good for bone, well angulated and balanced with an excellent coat and pelt. He has great promise but in the challenge for the reserve CC he couldn?t match the elegant lines of the open dog.
3rd - Totherend Flash 'arry (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
A good dog who was very unlucky to meet the first two in such good form. Rather strong in head with a good eye and a good jaw, Beautifully built he is absolutely and utterly sound on the move and wearing an excellent blue coat.
Res - Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
VHC - Take It From Here (Mr R J & Mrs D M Warneford)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
A disappointing class in comparison to the last one.
1st - Radnorvalley Goshawk of Rhozzum (Mrs M Sharp)
A competent dog with a reasonable head, ears set a little high or tending to fly. OK for bone and balance. He is in a good coat with a good pelt and he moves well as you would expect from this kennel.
2nd - Bramblebee Little Tike At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Nice type of dog with an excellent head, rather more heavily built than 1, OK for bone with nice tight feet and a good tail, decent on the move but rather short of coat today which cost him.
3rd - Halcus Annatto (Mr J F & Mrs I H Nicolls)
Quality dog of a good type. he has a lovely head, well balanced and good for bone, in excellent coat and though rather undisciplined on the move covered his ground excellently, unfortunately he is rather big and difficult to span.
Res - Take It From Here (Mr R J & Mrs D M Warneford)
VHC - Lessien Dinx Boy Oberon (Miss S J Pateman)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Glebeheath Stan the Man (Mrs J Guvercin)
A big dog, reasonable head & nice strong jaw, rather full eye, OK in shoulder and plenty of bone. Good feet, good coat and pelt, he was very well prepared. Sound on the move but not the steadiest seeming to dislike the carpet or lights.
2nd - Dowgri Daredevil (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Very typical Border, lovely head, expression and eye, well constructed but not as well balanced as 1, or as well off for bone. In a decent coat, he was moving and showing well.
3rd - Ethlencoral Pip of Ottaswell JW (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)
A rather decent dog who is spoiled by his head, rather weak in the muzzle with a heavy ear, once you get past that a good Border. Good front and neck, OK for bone, feet OK and a good size in good coat and a competent mover.
Res - Bandicoot Double O Seven (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
VHC - Kersfell Quest (Mrs M Sneddon & Miss S Rose)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
A very good class where quality went all the way down, all of those that I placed, and a few more who were out of coat, could contend for top honours.
1st - Chase Me Kato At Thorpe (Mr & Mrs G Patchett)
Quite big but lean and narrow with a good head, good strong bite, good straight bone at the front, well angulated and beautifully presented in a very good coat. He moves out well and very very soundly, liked his tail & tailset. A very close contender for top honours today.
2nd - Otterbobs Riggindale JW (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Smaller dog with an attractive head and expression but a tendency to fly his ears. Good angulations and neatly made but overall not as well balanced as 1. He is in a good harsh coat with a good pelt and OK for feet and moved out soundly. He was not showing as well as 1 which cost him here.
3rd - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Very nice typical Border, good strong head, good muzzle, good eye. Good neck with correct angulations and a good tailset, overall he is very well balanced. Moving out very well, his coat was just about on the blow and he has not quite the pzazz.
Res - Clipstone Tailor (Mrs J & Mrs E Jackson)
VHC - Ragatam Hawk At Staynorwood (Mr & Mrs G Richardson)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
An interesting class of very different types
1st - Earthwise Deuteronomy ShCM (Culley, Anne; Orr, Joyce)
Beautiful red dog, lovely head and neck, nice angulations fore and aft and beautifully balanced through, moved out well and showed well, He is such a very nice type of a Border. He is in good coat but a little short with a decent pelt. Worked hard in a strong challenge to take Reserve CC & RBIS
2nd - CH Tythrop Tapas (Mrs J Lee)
Rather flashier dog, good for bone, good neck. He was in very good coat and pelt and moving OK. Good forward angulations but could have moved out better behind to complete the picture.
3rd - CH Byrons Greengrass (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Another nice one with a lot to like about him. Good in neck and shoulder, a very typical looking Border, in very good coat, decent on the move but a bit fed up today I thought.
Res - Digmoor Aces High JW (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
VHC - Kersfell Comet JW (Sneddon, Margaret)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
Reserve in the very strong yearling class, quite a nice type of dog, very much out of coat today, good for head which is attractive, presented in good condition and well muscled, he moved OK.
2nd - Lessien Dinx Boy Oberon (Miss S J Pateman)
Placed VHC in postgrad, a nice type of dog but not a very strong head, in excellent coat today and moving OK.
3rd - Mansergh Song Thrush (Mrs V Woolrich)
Good for head and make, in good coat and condition but let himself down on the move.
Res - Badgerbeck Beau Geste (Mrs M Blomfield-Willis)
VHC - Ragatam Legend (Mrs J M Hill)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
A lovely class to judge.
1st - CH Gameway Kiwi JW (Clark, Patricia J.)
Only 7 & a half years old and still in excellent condition, good head, good for bone and nice tight feet, nice angulations behind with a good tail & tailset, moving out well, a bit short of coat today but still presents a very complete picture of a Border, Best Veteran.
2nd - CH Clipstone Hard Cash (Mrs J & Mrs E Jackson)
A bigger dog but spannable, in a lovely dark grizzle coat, super head and expression, well angulated fore and aft, covering his ground well but not as steady on the move as 1,
3rd - CH Grindelvald Sandpiper (Bailey, Margaret A.)
Still in good condition, a lovely head, good angulation fore and aft and moving well, out of coat today.
Res - Pipruda Shaamit (O'shea, Mrs. J.)
VHC - Dandyhow Sir Toby (Wrenn, Tony; Langdon, Kara)
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
A very nice class of puppies here
1st - Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
OK in head with a nice strong jaw and well set ears, good angulations, nice reach of neck and good bone, excellent coat and pelt and moving very freely, showing well and of such a nice type, pleased to make her my BPIS.
2nd - Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
A nice overall picture, could be stronger in head but OK, nice skull, nice ears and OK for bone good angulations and moving out very well, in a reasonable blue coat and showing well,
3rd - Wyrebridge Dark Secret (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Very nice head with good ears and earset. OK for bone and good feet, well angulated, coat OK for quality not much ticking in the blue yet, moved out well.
Res - Southash Party Knight (Mr & Mrs T Knight)
VHC - Southash Seabreeze (Mr J & Mrs I Southam)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st - Bushbuster Boo Gee Woogy (Mr & Mrs Carcass)
Very smart young bitch, could be stronger in head but with a good strong muzzle, good neck, neat feet, good for bone with correct angulations, presented in very good coat, moving out steadily.
2nd - Bandicoot Jazz (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
Another good promising bitch, good in head with a well set ear, presented in a very good coat, OK for bone well angulated and moving well.
3rd - Cobstoneway Bayou Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
A bigger bitch, a little doggy in head, good for bone, excellent rib, good angulations, good tail & tailset and another in a good coat who moved out steadily.
Res - Smalesmouth Maylady (Mrs J Roberts)
VHC - Arranberg Basque At Doramil (Mrs M Scale)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 3
A good class of some very different types making decisions difficult and some very big bitches who are still juniors.
1st - Bromscars Wasted Time By Tythrop (Mrs J Lee)
Classy young bitch, a bit big but spannable, good head with well set ears, strong jaw, with good bone throughout, well balanced with a good coat & pelt, moving out OK
2nd - Kyscafter Kite (Mrs J Parsons)
Very nice type of bitch with a lovely head and good expression. Good coat & pelt, not moving out as well as 1.
3rd - Kyscafter Kestrel (Miss L S Robbins)
Again a nice typical sort, good head with well set ears, in good coat, moving OK.
Res - Bandicoot Serenade (Mr C & Mrs A Kerry)
VHC - Kighill Diamond (Mr B & Mrs K A Newsome)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
An excellent class with some lovely young bitches, they will provide strong competition amongst themselves in the coming year.
1st - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
Very good bitch, very well put together, good in head with a strong jaw, good angulations and well balanced with excellent rib, good tail & tailset, shown in excellent coat, moving OK to make her mark in a strong challenge.
2nd - Ashbrae Fern (Mr A & Mrs E Cuthbertson)
Lovely type, good refined head with a lovely neck & shoulder, good legs and feet, good rib & bodyline, in a super red coat, not as showy as 1 but a lovely elegant bitch, moving well to take her place in this excellent class.
3rd - Benattivo Gemstone For Daluce (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Absolutely gorgeous little bitch unlucky to meet the first two in form. A good head slightly spoiled by her ears, very neat and well made, good feet, good bone at the front, good angulations well set on tail, in an excellent coat with a very good pelt, moving well. Three really nice bitches with a lot to like.
Res - Hawcoat Sweet Fairy (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Totherend Tonic (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 5
1st - Joncroft Scullery Maid By Apasc (Miss A W Culley)
Competent little bitch with a good typical head, good neck running into good shoulder, well angulated and in good coat, well presented and moving OK, looked a picture and won the class with ease.
2nd - Halcus Angelica (Willock)
OK in head which could have been better prepared, good ears and set, lovely evil expression! Small bitch but OK for bone, well made and moving OK in a decent blue coat.
3rd - Hartswelin Far Away (Ms L J Godefroid)
Again a nice competent bitch, head OK with a good neck, well made in a good typical coat not over prepared, moving out OK.
Res - Barterhound Thyme At Bordaholic (Mrs T Bromley)
VHC - Head Over Heals At Westpoint (Mrs C Parr)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Benattivo Rosina JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
A nice neat little bitch, good head and good earset, good eye, I liked her expression which was typical Border, good shoulders and good bone with very neat feet, nice angulations and OK in rib. Very well prepared in a lovely coat. When settled she was moving very well which gave her the edge in the challenge to gain the Reserve CC.
2nd - Rhozzum Keynote With Foxfactor JW (Mrs K D Stockley)
Classy little b/t with a good head, nice ears. Very good for bone, well balanced with a good rib, she is in a good coat and moving very well indeed.
3rd - Mickleheath Crystal By Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock)
Good bitch of a very nice type, lovely head with good earset, excellent expression, good bone and very neat feet. Showing very well, sadly out of coat today or could have challenged for top honours.
Res - Otterwood Ilex JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
VHC - Stineval Celeste At Merumhor (Mr & Mrs C Martin)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Decent head, this bitch is very well put together with lovely angulations, very neat, nice balance with a good rib, good tail and tailset and moving out OK, presented in a good b/t coat. I thought that she might be my winner today but in a close run challenge she had to give way.
2nd - Kyscafter Nimue (Mrs J Parsons)
Typical Border, OK in head if a little large eye, good for bone with OK feet, good racy quarters and she was moving OK.
3rd - Gameway Margarita At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Lovely head and expression, nice neat ears, good for bone with good balance, a very good looking Border. Coat just a bit blown today but moving OK to take her place in this strong class.
Res - Jenabeck Rose Over Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley)
VHC - Pherjan Phoebe (Mr N & Mrs M Yates)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Remony Barley Twist JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Bitch of a lovely type and an excellent size. Lovely head and expression, very neatly put together, good feet with excellent forward angulations, nice balance and with a good rib. She was shown in an excellent coat, well prepared and showy, and covering her ground well on the move. In a tight challenge she had everything together to win the bitch CC. In the challenges for BIS just couldn’t match the dogs on the move.
2nd - Brockfox Beretta (Barnett, Miss M.E.)
Exceptionally good bitch, showing very well. I love her head and expression, beautifully made throughout with good bone and lovely rib. She is a very good mover. I have awarded her high honours before but sadly today she was very short of coat and had to pay the penalty in this strong challenge.
3rd - Kelgram Kaya Kalpis For Pipruda (Mr & Mrs J W Alpe)
A smaller bitch but quality throughout. Good in head, good bone, good feet, good forward angulations, well balanced and shown in good coat, not covering her ground on the move as well as the first two.
Res - Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
VHC - Kighill Cheeky Minky (Mr B & Mrs K A Newsome)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Farnes Grace At Leysh (Miss C Ricks)
She is a nice quality bitch unplaced in the mid limit class, OK in head, good neck, reasonable bone, good feet , moving OK
2nd - Barterhound Thyme At Bordaholic (Mrs T Bromley)
Quite a neat little bitch, head is OK shown in a very good coat, tail OK and she was moving out well.
3rd - Sextonmagic Betula of Withershins (Mr M J Day)
A reasonable bitch, failed in construction and therefore didn’t move so well.
Res - Borderella Ruby Tuesday (Mrs P South)
VHC - Ironfield Silver Sphere (Mrs L Mudd)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Springhill Pacify of Cobstoneway (Mrs G Stevens)
A very good Border type, lovely in head nice earset good bone good neck and ribs running into lovely quarters, in a lovely typical coat and moving out well to win this good class.
2nd - CH Manx Margaid ShCM (Mr B J & Mrs K D Stockley)
a nice quality bitch, OK in head and presented in good coat and condition if carrying a little extra weight. Moving out well, showy.
3rd - Remony Sunset Song ShCM (Gregory, Anne E.)
Another good bitch, Good in head and well made and balanced, has thickened a bit with age but all the essentials are OK, in a lovely deep coat with a good pelt.
Res - Morgandare Tohyah At Hawcoat (Larner, E.J.& R.C.)
VHC - Borderella Emma (Mrs P South)