Venue: Longridge Civic Hall
Judge: Mrs Janet Lee (Tythrop)
Entries: 130 for 160
My thanks to the officers & committee for their invitation & hospitality , I thoroughly enjoyed my day with them , the border folk & their dogs .Thanks too to my stewards for the day who kept the ring running smoothly . It is 28 years since I attended my 1st YLCBTC Ch show , watching Ch Dandyhow Crofter gain his title & Ch Thistycroft Candlelight take top honours . I remember clearly the heavy fall Ted Hutchinson had due to lack of mats , thankfully no-one slipped today , though some dogs did.
For me the most important sentence is ˜essentially a working terrier” I fully appreciate a gorgeous otter head & all breed details , but the common factor of all terriers pedigree & crossbreed who go to ground is that they are narrow fronted & eminently spannable , having a flat rib, this is a flattish egg shape , never slab-sided , well sprung nor barrel chested , all equally faulty in a Border . If the frame is too big by being either too deep &/or sprung they will get stuck & die underground as not all places are diggable . I was taught they should resemble a lightweight hunter , legs slightly longer than depth of body & ˜fairly long in body”, i.e. longer wither to end of loin than wither to elbow with no trace of brisket below elbow . These essentials plus positive straight scopy movement were uppermost today . I have no colour prejudice nor pedigree preference at all.
Temperaments were excellent in the ring with only a couple of “outbursts” from outside, a must for a working terrier is an equable nature . All males were entire . A few misplaced teeth & tail faults which would not affect work but do pass on to progeny . Untypical round eyes often too close together are prone to damage & ulceration working , & give a surprised foreign look rather than kind in repose & keen when alert correct expression . Quite a few ran down to the shoulders being either short in foreleg &/or steep in croup . Was pleased my winners have enough scope & soundness to get there & handled well enough in rib & front to be able to get in & more importantly , back out again.
Best Of Breed: Brumberhill Bonjour
DCC: Hawcoat Lord George
Best Puppy - Dog: CH Glebeheath Jump The Gun
BCC: Brumberhill Bonjour
RBCC: Blaisdon Blue Electra
Best Puppy - Bitch: Ridgebow Firefly at Keycharm
Best Puppy: CH Glebeheath Jump The Gun
Best Veteran: CH/Nord CH Otterbobs Ninezergh
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Glebeheath Jump The Gun (Mrs J Guvercin)
no false start here ! Blue/tan of almost 9m . Masculine otter head , skull long & flat , powerful muzzle & underjaw with big gnashers , has a well placed dark eye of lovely shape & super expression framed by well set v-shape ears .. Built on scopy narrow lines with well balanced length of bones throughout . Is an ideal size with medium bone & deep tight feet . Dense double coat with silver just starting to come through .Ultra sound , the further he went the better he got , particularly driving well from behind with hocks above feet . In the challenge pulled out all the stops & sailed round showing his heart out , despite my aversion to giving puppies top honours as they cannot have finish. I really could not deny him today . RCC & BPIS.
2nd - Glenbucket Diamond Geezer (Mrs N Anderson)
rich grizzle & tan of 7m , taller than 1 & doesn’t want to grow on . Bit shorter in skull with a slightly rounder eye than winner . Well balanced & narrow with an easy stride in good double coat & loose pelt . Beat a nicely made 6m baby who I also liked but was a bit unsettled today.
3rd - Badgerholme Epsom Jet (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
Res - Alcumlow Solitaire (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
VHC - Merumhor Mr Nice Guy at Lexmar (Mr & Mrs Hayes)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Hobholt Hallmark (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
Rangy bl/t of 10m . Nice size workmanlike stamp . Head still needs to develop , but has good length flat skull , keen expression & good bite of big teeth . Good reach of neck , narrow front with clean shoulder & flat spannable rib .Level backline both standing & on the move with well angulated quarters . Moved true with a long active stride.
2nd - Joncroft Templar Knight (Mr C Johnston)
Lovely type who I thought would be my winner standing . Excellent otter head , lovely eye & expression . Narrow bodylines & came to hand well on the table being easily spanned & balanced . Although totally out of top coat has a deep undercoat & loose pelt .Having seen him move very freely before , was surprised he moved with such a short flat footed stride , lacking activity . Accurate coming & going . Perhaps the floor put him off & he will come into his own on grass.
3rd - Asplands Take Five (Ms J Sykes)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - Comberdown Finnegan (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
13m dark grizzle of more compact type . Powerful head , nice shape dark eye with kind expression , well set neat ear . Rib a little more sprung making his front a shade wider than ideal . Short strong loin, firm well muscled hindquarters . Put down in fabulous fit condition with deep double coat in full bloom excellently presented . Moved level at wither & croup accurately & forward going on good legs & feet .
2nd - Stoneygin Chesta Coppapot (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
12m light grizzle with masculine otter head , dark eye & big teeth , with similar balance of outline , though a little more open in front angulation than winner . Deep double coat of good texture & thick pelt . Moved straight , but didn’t seem to be enjoying himself .
3rd - Vito Volterra (Miss S Clayton & Mr N Lewthwaite)
Res - Karison Klaret (Miss K Johnson)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Hawcoat Lord George (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Tall,13m light grizzle with quality & type .Loved his masculine outlook . Head is ottery with longer than broad flat skull , well placed dark kind eye , little stop & powerful foreface with big teeth & strong underjaw . Nice neck into clean narrow shoulders , well off for bone into excellent deep feet . Flat rib carried well back into strong loin . Well angulated hindquarters with defined second thigh. Has an exceptionally good coat, deep & harsh topcoat with lose deep undercoat thus his pelt is thick , loose & pliant . It makes him look heavier than he picks up. Moved extremely well keeping the same outline as when stood , totally accurate coming & going , he took my eye in the challenge when he lengthened his stride & flowed round with style . DCC & BOS. I see from catalogue is litter brother to winner of JB , what a fortunate breeder .
2nd - Chatmoss King Orry at Moddeyaalin (Mrs S A Cracknell)
Rangy red of 18m . Head looks plain due to lack of furnishings , but is proportioned well with good eye & bite. Lengthy neck , equally well angulated throughout with good shape & length to rib . Not quite as positive nor stylish on the move as winner . Has good texture deep coat with thick skin .
3rd - Kosmic Sun over Karison (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Merumhor Midwinter JW (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Joncroft Templar Knight (Mr C Johnston)
2nd - Vito Volterra (Miss S Clayton & Mr N Lewthwaite)
3rd in JD more compact than 1 , shade rounder in rib , lacks a little accuracy in movement
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Caznray Double Trouble (Miss C Spencer)
Unsure of his age as according to catalogue is only 6 weeks ! Obviously not , think his owner said he is 6 . Grizzle with lovely balanced outline of ideal size & weight . Has flat skull & little stop , his higher set rounder ears & harsh eye mar his expression , but are of little consequence to a fox ! Lovely neck into superb shoulders, clean , long , laid back & properly placed back on the body , good return of upper arm . Super narrow body shape & length , well coupled , good length to croup & well set if a little long tail . He is easy to span & moved well in all directions . Coat could be deeper & pelt thicker . Considered him in the challenge , but he wasn’t putting anything in & lost his topline going round.
2nd - Silent Wonder (Mr & Mrs Gillies)
4yrs grizzle with stronger otter head & shade more bone . Balanced outline , but not as lithe , well angulated nor free moving as winner .
3rd - Achouffe Murphy Gray At Adrival (Miss Bone)
Res - The Dark Crystal (Mrs Anderson)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Hawcoat Blue Bertie (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
4yrs smaller stamp dark grizzle of old fashioned type . Masculine balanced head with dark eye & big teeth . Good neck , straight front , good straight bone & excellent feet , with well placed clean & laid back shoulder . Good body length for height , though carrying too much weight for frame was still spannable , strong in loin , with well angulated hindquarters . Super short thick tail . Excellent deep double coat with thick pelt . Moved happily & absolutely true keeping a level backline .
2nd - Chesterton Top Hat And Tails By Kersfell JW (Mrs M Sneddon)
Top size masculine rangier light grizzle of 3 . Powerful head with good length of skull , kind dark eye & big teeth a shade heavy in ear. Narrow shoulders , straight bone & good feet . Good length of rib , racy hind angulation with well set longer tail . Needs a larger ring or to be out on grass as he moved with pistoning front action & very wide behind today as though overly contained .
3rd - Earthwise Wolfbane JW ShCM (Mr E J Houston)
Res - Minx's Diamond (Mrs M Anderson)
VHC - Hoathwood Habanero (Mrs S Hales)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Brumberhill Battlecry (Mr D Bean)
Top size masculine grizzle of 6 . Well proportioned otter head with good flat skull , nice shape dark eye & good bite . Ears a shade heavy but well set , muzzle , underjaw & teeth are strong & I loved his big nose leather . Fabulous reach of neck seldom seen nowadays , long clean well placed shoulder & enough upper arm . Medium bone into deep feet , has a good rib shape , which enables a narrow front , just a shade long in loin . Well angulated racy hindquarter with clean hock well let down . superb deep double coat & a truly loose thick pelt which contributes to his thick rooted well set tail .Think he could do a days work .Only just did enough to win this class when he moved true & with a long stride , then he insisted on pacing & standing rocking horse style in the challenge ,despite every chance. Very frustrating !
2nd - Dandyhow Jumping Jack at Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
Handy size grizzle of 22 months . Nicely balanced head & good bite , medium neck ,narrow front , straight bone & good feet . Lithe easy span body of good shape . Not quite as long boned throughout as winner , but both ends are equally angulated & he is well knit together .He moves with an active long stride completely accurately keeping the same outline as when stood . Totally out of coat today , he looked a little “raw” . Beat a beautiful headed dog on slightly flatter easier to span ribs & more co-ordinated movement .
3rd - Terabyte Tic Tac Toe (Mr K Green)
Res - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
VHC - Fehmarn Huckleberry Fin (Shaw, Angus & Jane Morton)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Chatmoss King Orry at Moddeyaalin (Mrs S A Cracknell)
2nd - Glenbucket Diamond Geezer (Mrs N Anderson)
3rd - Merumhor Midwinter JW (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
Res - Asplands Take Five (Ms J Sykes)
VHC - Achouffe Murphy Gray At Adrival (Miss Bone)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - CH/Nord CH Otterbobs Ninezergh (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
7 1/2 years top size red of quality . Strong head , dark eye , big teeth . Reachy neck , spannable rib , powerful hindquarters . Strode out purposefully & soundly . Despite being short of coat he looked very well . Pleased to award him BV.
2nd - Kersfell Comet JW (Sneddon, Margaret)
9yrs handy size dark grizzle of quality & good type .Love his outline, neck & shoulder , is light framed & within standard for weight , though I thought him a shade pinched today . In good coat with loose pelt , not as positive moving as winner .
3rd - CH Fehmarn Magic Lantern JW (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
Res - Karison Kasper (Miss K Johnson)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st - Ianteg Aurelia (Miss S Richie)
just 6 months dark grizzle of handy size, head balanced in proportions with dark eye & well placed ears , straight narrow front , flat rib well carried back . Moved out smartly & straight coming on , needs to strengthen behind . In excellent coat with loose pelt .
2nd - Ellie Jake Here I Am (Mr K Mcdowell)
another of only 6 months , bl/t this time , in super condition i’ am not a fan of thin puppies while they are still growing .Quality head of good proportions with little stop .Nicely balanced outline , but not quite as well ribbed up nor narrow as winner . Moved out well behind , needs to tighten in front .Excellent double coat in texture , depth & colour , loose thick pelt.
3rd - Kgills Tick Tock (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Res - Moddeyaalin Shibbyr Idum (Ms S & Mr N Cracknell)
VHC - Ashallanrose Miakoda (Miss D Ashcroft)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Ridgebow Firefly at Keycharm (Ms S Hayhurst)
Elegant 9m grizzle of top size . Good otter head with flat skull strong jaw & well placed dark eye of good shape . Very balanced in outline , with good neck , clean shoulders , straight front & good feet . Good body shape , well ribbed up.Strong hindquarters with good second thigh which propelled her on a long accurate rhythmic stride . In double coat on the blow , but of good texture . BPB
2nd - Hobholt Heiress (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
10m, good to go over dark grizzle , very workmanlike . Immature head , flat skull , good bite . Narrow front , tight deep feet , easy span rib , racy hindquarters . Moves with a long stride , keeping her topline . In double coat well presented . Just needs time .
3rd - Ridgebow Amberwitch (Mr N Duxbury)
Res - Jamespaw Halfrecon Bay Over Thorneyhurst (Miss L Illingworth)
VHC - Wadesleia Mountain Ringlet (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - Hawcoat Forget Me Not (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Lovely type, quality & size13m bl/t whose excellent colour , now rare, really draws the eye. Excellent feminine head , flat long skull , strong muzzle & underjaw filled with big teeth . Good neck flows into clean narrow well laid shoulders , well boned straight legs & deep tight feet , contribute to a narrow front . Very good rib shape , easily spanned , short strong loin ,good length of croup into short thick tail. Well turned stifles & let down hocks .Has a super double coat of harsh texture & loose pelt . Moved very well in class , forward going & totally accurate . Considered her in challenge very strongly , but she lost her topline a little going round . Maturity should remedy this , a lovely prospect .
2nd - Rhozzum Vanity Fair (Mrs M Sharp)
16m quality light red , ultra feminine in all departments & narrow throughout , Attractive head with nice eye & expression , reachy neck ,clean narrow well laid shoulders , easily spanned ribs of correct shape & length .Has a deep undercoat & topcoat almost there, skin is thick & pliant. Moved very straight & freely once she stopped swinging her quarters away from handler . Needs to body up & mature (not a fault) is never going to be above standard weight ,given time another lovely prospect . A real cubbing bitch !
3rd - Otterbobs Umber (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Res - Kersfell Chorus Girl (Mrs M Sneddon)
VHC - Iacheslei Corus (Miss A Harrison)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Ravenside Zenyatta (Mr M Lowry)
19m red with balanced outline & good type. Strong otter head with dark eye good bite & underjaw & little stop .Narrow front with flat shoulder & good bone . Good length & shape to rib , strong loin , good croup & tailset , could have a shade more angulation behind , but what she has she uses well . In super fit condition , strode out with reach & drive keeping a good outline & firm backline .Coat blowing , but is double with loose thick pelt .
2nd - Kersfell Chorus Girl (Mrs M Sneddon)
Similar stamp & outline with excellent angulation both in front & hindquarters . Feminine head eye & expression , good bite. Moved better in this class , but not as confident as 1 which affects her front & outline. Her coat & pelt are excellent .
3rd - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Res - Chatmoss Chelsea Girl (Mr D J & Mrs P M Lockley)
VHC - Lady Ann's Joy (Mrs B Pearson)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 7
1st - Vallemoss Drama Queen (Mrs A Heathcote)
Dark Grizzle of lovely size , that looks likely & feels fit & well muscled , but wiry , not overbuilt . Longer head a little hard bitten in expression ,good length of skull & big teeth . Very good narrow front with well laid back long shoulder , clean upper arm & good straight bone into tight deep feet. Excellent rib shape , easy span , well knit together by strong loin , croup a little steep , racy hindquarters . Moved straight with activity & soundness keeping a good firm backline . In good double coat well presented .
2nd - Rhozzum Vanity Fair (Mrs M Sharp)
3rd - Argentail Shiraz (Mrs W A Prevost & Mrs A J & Miss C J Hopkins)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - Vallemoss Drama Queen (Mrs A Heathcote)
2nd - Plushcourt Retraced (Mrs C Archibald)
Old fashioned bl/t of 4 . Balanced all through & very true moving keeping her topline & underline . Very good length & shape rib . Excellent depth of double coat & loose thick pelt . Could put more into showing , but is very sound & workmanlike .
3rd - Kersfell Chorus Girl (Mrs M Sneddon)
Res - Quarryway Tansy (Mrs B & Mr K E Johnson & Williams)
VHC - Keycharm Miss Muffet (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 5
1st - Howthwaite Amber Grain (Mr R J Barratt)
top size grizzle & tan of 3yrs with good outline & balance . Shade doggy in head , being too broad in skull for its length ,with slightly light eye , powerful muzzle & big teeth , well set neat v-shaped ears . Good length of neck flows into clean well placed shoulders , straight bone into fabulous deep tight feet .Rib of good length & shape, has a strong deep loin so good underline with no cut up . Good width well muscled hindquarters propel her with drive . Was on top form in deep double coat & thick loose pelt very well presented ,ground covering accurate & effortless action in all directions , showed with enthusiasm .
2nd - Ravenside Ma Biche At Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
another top size grizzle , preferred her head â€“ good length of flat skull , nicely placed eye & ears & feminine expression . Not quite the flow of neck through wither , though her shoulders are narrow .Good straight legs , feet lack depth .Good rib shape with firm backline, not so deep in loin so underline is less gradual. Firm well angulated hindquarters . Coat was just coming in , but lacked the depth & pelt of winner..Moved soundly in all directions if a little dour . Beat a good bitch who was very unsettled on the flooring .
3rd - Manorcroft Chit Chat (Mr D J Bean)
Res - Picer Beersheba at Wadesleia (Mrs H & Mr A Fletcher)
VHC - Chesterton Honeymoon (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Brumberhill Bonjour (Mr S A Mcpherson)
3yrs light grizzle of ideal size & thoroughbred appearance . Loved her topline ; neck, wither, back , loin , croup & tail set are all defined yet flow seamlessly , corresponding good underline without keel or cut up give her a super body shape .Ultra feminine head & eye , very little stop , long flat skull & well set ears . Lovely reach of neck through a proper wither into long clean & laid back shoulders , good length upper arm , straight legs & tight feet combine to give a clean narrow front . Rib is long & flat & very easy to span , medium length loin , good length of croup with â€˜ plenty behind root of tail, high set tail , which good shape & length appropriate for balance. Medium hind angulation with well let down cleanly defined hocks , giving true racy appearance. Moved with balance & precision . In harsh tight topcoat & a dense undercoat with loose pelt . An elegant lithe bitch who could get in & work underground . CC her second & BIS .Good luck for her title
2nd - Blaisdon Blue Electra (Mr J N & Miss A J Thomas)
Bl/t light framed feminine all through elegant bitch epitomising active & game . Head shorter in skull & muzzle & deeper in stop than I prefer . Good reach of neck , very narrow & clean fronted , up on leg with good body shape having an easy span flat rib with good underline . Good length of bones & balanced angulation front & rear , moved with activity , accuracy & soundness keeping a good outline with wither & croup level . Although tall , nothing coarse nor doggy about her . Coat just coming in with thick loose pelt . Owner told me she is over 2 catalogue says 15 months ! Held herself very well & showed with enthusiasm to gain RBCC & RBIS
3rd - Stoneygin Wizzadorra (Rich & Kirby)
Res - Foxthorn Texas Star At Chatmoss (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)
VHC - CH Howthwaite In Violet (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 3
1st - Ashallanrose Miakoda (Miss D Ashcroft)
bl/t of just 6m . Obviously very immature , smaller baby , Head is feminine , bit short in skull, eye a shade round . Neat bodylines , little short in bones throughout , but has knuckle so is still growing . Lovely outgoing temperament , thoroughly enjoying herself . Would hope she grows on . Moved well behind , rather erratically in front .
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Hollowmoor Coremy (Mrs. A D.Williams)
Light grizzle of 91/2 yrs & handy size. Has kept her shape & coat very well , put down to the minute in wonderful coat & thick pelt, she moved freely & true .
2nd - Mansergh Maisytoats At Alcumlow (Barber, Mr., Mrs. & Miss)
Dark grizzle favourite of 8 , another who has kept her shape & coat , up on leg & ultra narrow , not moving quite as true as she was crabbing today .
3rd - Diamond Skys (Mrs Anderson)
Res - Argentail Bucks Fizz (Mrs W A Prevost & Mrs A J Hopkins)