Venue: Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford ST18 0BD
Judge: Mr David Hunt (Ottaswell)
Entries: 183 for 230
My thanks to the committee of the National Terrier Club for their invitation to judge at this group championship show. Thanks also to my stewards Brian Doyle and John Callow for their help and assistance in keeping me organised and the ring running smoothly. My appreciation also to the exhibitors for such a large entry in these tough financial times.
The ring was large with lots of space for dogs to move freely without being forced to stop/start. In general the dogs were in good condition. I found 1 dog that was not entire. Although teeth were mostly OK, apart from a few misaligned, they varied greatly in size. Coats varied as always but I judge on the day and lack of coat is taken into account when placing exhibits. I was concerned at the number of exhibits down on their pasterns, not giving the small feet as required. Many younger exhibits would really benefit from regular ringcraft experience.
Best Of Breed: Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW
Best Puppy - Dog: Wadesleia Mr Herriot
BCC: Ploughdown Portia
RBCC: Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM
Best Puppy - Bitch: Tythrop Turn Back Time
Best Puppy: Wadesleia Mr Herriot
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterwood Caius (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
7 ½ month blue & tan. Correct size for his age, head of good proportions with lovely bite and eyes set well apart. Straight front with the neatest of feet, good body lines with a well placed tail. Excellent ticking on a harsh coat for one as young. Moved well and has a promising future.
2nd - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Another blue & tan just 6 months. Rangy type but nicely constructed with a good reach of neck. Muzzle a fraction long but his jaw is strong with large teeth. Ticking on his tight thick coat is just coming through. Correct movement both ways.
3rd - Shiftyfox Roll The Dice (Mr G Wildey)
Res - Rhozzum Vintage Blue (Mrs M Sharp)
VHC - Tarkatale Just George (Mrs J S & Mr C F Gordon)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Grizzle & tan almost a year old. This dog carries a lovely head , no stop and well set dark, expressive eyes. Narrow front and ribs carried well back to his good angulated rear end. In harsh double coat and fit condition. Moved true and with purpose. Pleased to award him BEST PUPPY DOG & BEST PUPPY IN BREED
2nd - Dandyhow Aston Martin (Mrs K M Irving)
11month grizzle & tan and a close decision between 1 & 2. Good head with large nose, nicely shaped skull and well positioned ears. Neat tidy feet, super rib shape, good rear construction Super thick coat and pelt. Moved parallel but did not hold his top line as well as the winner on the move.
3rd - Daluce King Of Emotion (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Res - Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
VHC - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
No hesitation in awarding this exhibit the DOG CC & BEST OF BREED, pleased to see him make the cut in the group. Everything comes together so well. Super headed dog full of expression Short strong muzzle & wide jaw full of large teeth. Spannable with excellent lay of shoulder and ribcage, through to muscular rear end and short thick carrot tail. Coat at its best, harsh with a dense undercoat and pliable pelt, carried on straight front legs, neat feet and thick pads. Moved so truly & with confidence he powered around the ring. All border whenever you looked at him.
2nd - Bandicoot Betfair (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
G/tan just over a year. Finer in bone than the winner but lots to like. Good head shape and bite dark eyes and neat ears. Neck flows well into level top line through to a well set tail. Straight narrow front with lovely flat ribs and carrying a correct coat. Moves well but not the rear angulation of the winner.
3rd - Chorbeck Snowfire (Mrs K Stirling)
Res - Benattivo Betfred (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
VHC - Orangebox Stewards Enquiry Into Tufterslodge (Mr & Mrs R Greenhill & Mrs M Thomas)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
16 month red grizzle shown in full coat, with a dense undercoat. Excellent for size and overall conformation. Short strong muzzle, dark eyes and large teeth. Catlike feet carried on a nicely assembled front. Correct rib shape easily spanned. He is good to handle, being in fit muscular condition used to effect when moving around the ring with drive.
2nd - Akenside Cumin (Mrs L Gosling)
Grizzle & tan, similar to the winner in many ways but rather heavier in ear. Strong head with broad muzzle and good bite. Neat front, good for body length, level top line and well set thick tail. Spans easily and carries a thick double coat, moves out steadily.
3rd - Oxcroft Richie (Mr J Price)
Res - Breckgreen Blue Steel Ironfield (Mrs L J Mudd)
VHC - Abisu Acle Dream (Miss S M Moseley)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
15 month dark g/tan. Head of correct proportions with strong underjaw, large teeth and darkest of eyes. Neck flows nicely into good shoulder. Straight front and stands on small feet. Coat harsh and approaching its best. Moved well at the rear but needs to tighten a little in front. Won over 2 on maturity.
2nd - Otterwood Caius (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
See Minor Puppy
3rd - Chorbeck Snowfire (Mrs K Stirling)
Res - Hollowoakend Bruins Ruin (Miss C & Mrs E Edwards)
VHC - Adrival Skyfall (Mrs J Bone)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Chatmoss Les Diables Rouges Ir Jun Ch CW '14 (Mr K J & Mrs C Fielding)
Almost 2 this light red is of a nice size. Good head shape, short muzzle, alert and looks good in profile. Another lovely neck that flows into well laid back shoulders, carrying a nice underline to good rear angles. In super fit condition as evidenced by his well defined 2nd thigh. Sufficient evidence of coat & moved well both ways. Pity he is rather down on his front pasterns
2nd - Otterwood Cyrus JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Good type with large nose, strong muzzle and well placed dark eye. Correct shoulder placement and narrow body. Holds his topline level when moving steadily on his tidy feet. Coat of excellent harsh texture. Not particularly enjoying his day out.
3rd - Mansergh Burne Jones (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Res - Othamcourt Woodchat at Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
VHC - Brookbank Beauly (Mrs S P Norris)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 4
1st - Question Master (Mrs S Waller)
A different type who appears heavier than he is. Good expressive head with strong jaw of large teeth. Nice forechest, correct front with clean shoulders and ribs carried well back. In really fit condition apparent in his strong rear end. Spans OK and carrying a super thich, tight and harsh coat. Moved the best in this class .
2nd - Stowthorney Swinging Sam (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Useful type, alert with a keen expression. Straight front on longish legs. Good length of body with flat ribs and strength over the loin. In sound condition he held his topline and moves OK driving out from the rear. Carries a harsh tight coat.
3rd - Ycart Earth Stopper (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)
Res - Earthtaw Dexter (Mr M Gibbings & Miss J Haydon)
VHC - Bristoc Rock the Boat (Mr K P & Mrs N B Yates)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 3
1st - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
In full coat he has a quality well proportioned head, broad muzzle and bite full of large teeth, neat ears and good expression. A straight front carries catlike feet. Good for bone and has nicely shaped ribs through to a strong rear end with hocks well let down. He strides out both ways and although full his coat was dense and carried on a loose pelt.
2nd - Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
Close up to the winner, this b/tan is handled well and a typical border. Beautiful flat skull, short muzzle and ears placed well. Super reach of neck into good shoulder placement, narrow all through his body leading to a muscular rear end carrying a well placed tail. Slightly shorter in rib than the winner and deep enough.
3rd - Laurelton Moonlight Cowboy ShCM (Mrs J Cobbledick)
Res - Hawcoat Lord George (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Ir CH Comberdown Finnegan (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
An eye catching red who is alert and carries a flat broad skull, short muzzle, large teeth and dark well set expressive eyes. Good size and an easy span he has a lovely straight front, good flow of neck into excellent lay of shoulder, narrow all through with flat ribs, good topline and short tail. In toned condition he moved accurately both coming and going. Harsh coat approaching its best but not quite that of the CC winner. RESERVE CC
2nd - AM/CAN CH Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)
Very close up to the winner. This dog is well put together, with pleasing head and good bite of large teeth although ears are a fraction large. Lovely neck with forechest, shoulders and ribs are good. Just right for bone and stands well on compact feet. In fit muscular condition he moves true holding his topline and tail correctly. Coat at its best, looks good in profile.
3rd - Rus/Slo/Rom CH Stella Rover Akko (Ms M A Privezentseva)
Res - Badgerbeck Pablo (Miss L M Jenkins)
VHC - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
1st - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders (Mrs C E Sansom)
Just 6 months this light grizzle was at her first show. Well schooled for one so young. Neat head with well placed eyes and correct bite. Everything as it should be at this age. Narrow straight front, good ribs, carried well back. Well angulated both ends. Coat approaching its best. Moved extremely well for one so young. One to watch.
2nd - Emblehope Dance and Dance (Miss D Bladen)
B/tan almost 8 months. Another well trained puppy which really helps at this age. A very feminine youngster who looks good in profile. Good in head, neck and shoulder carrying a short tail. Nice rib shape with good underline, catlike feet and thick pads. Harsh coat and loose pelt, moved well at the rear but needs to tighten in front. I am certain these 2 will often change places in future.
3rd - Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
Res - Emblehope Cape Verdi At Northborders (Miss J North)
VHC - Chorbeck Heart Breaker (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)
A quality well ticked b/tan 1 day short of a year with the very best of front ends. Good head qualities and bite, super front construction narrow and carried on the neatest of feet, just right for bone. Neck flows into well positioned shoulder and good rib shape. Short tail and topline level whenever you looked at her. Best of coats, harsh, thick and carried on a loose pelt. Moved freely both ways. BEST PUPPY BITCH
2nd - Howthwaite Amethyst (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Darker g/tan same age as the winner but a shade heavier. Dark eyed well set with good bite. Straight front and elbows tucked well in Liked her body length, good rib and strength over the loin. Good front and rear angles, with a muscular rear end used to move steadily both ways. Coat at its best, thick with undercoat on a good pelt.
3rd - Alcumlow Azure (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Res - Daluce Fools Gold (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
VHC - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 3
1st - Picer Ethelburga (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
15 month red grizzle who deceives as she appears heavier than in reality. Head in correct proportions but underjaw could be stronger. A nicely balanced bitch who has good bone and is well angulated both front and rear, with a tail well set on .In muscular condition with a thick coat just past its best. Impressed with the way she moved around the ring effortlessly, covering the ground well on a loose lead.
2nd - Benattivo Bookmaker (Mr & Mrs R W Kellaway)
17 month darker g/tan up to size for me but spannable. Well put together, strong head with large teeth. Excellent neck into lovely shoulder, ribs carried well back, good topline and thick tail. Good front, tidy feet and well developed rear end. Moves OK and carries a good jacket on a thick pelt.
3rd - Keycharm Deep Secret by Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
Res - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
VHC - Baillieswells Stronachie (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 4
1st - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
An attractive very feminine red bitch so well handled. Good head qualities, strong muzzle, well set dark eye and lovely bite. Clean lines wherever you look. Reach of neck, shoulder, front and tail placement all correct, Good angulation both ends used to move true and with confidence both ways. Coat in good order, tight and thick. Considered for honours.
2nd - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
Another quality bitch very similar in all ways to the winner and much the same comments apply. Moved correctly both coming and going in a harsh double coat. Just preferred the rear construction of the winner who had a better turn of stifle.
3rd - Akenside Calypso (Mrs L Gosling)
Res - Twigglestone Elfenor (Mrs L I Aldous)
VHC - Mansergh Plusfours (Miss A Roslin-Williams)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Smalesmouth Skype (Mrs J Roberts)
Almost 9 months this b/tan puppy is of a rangier type and on the leg, but is well constructed. Her head is developing well with good bite of large teeth. Beautiful straight, narrow front. OK in shoulder and narrow all through the body. Good length of rib and well set tail. Strode out well and ticking on her harsh coat is coming.
2nd - Mansergh Plusfours (Miss A Roslin-Williams)
VHC in yearling. This 20 month g/tan is of a different type being ideal for size. Her head is of nice proportions giving keen expression, with a large nose and correct bite. Liked her forechest and has a straight front, flat ribs and holds her topline well. Coat in prime condition. Muscular rear end used to move smartly from the rear but tends to flap a little at the front..
3rd - Laurelton Charlie's Angel At Towden (Mrs E Cole)
Res - Southash Cherry Bliss (Mr J C B Yore)
VHC - Emblehope Cape Verdi At Northborders (Miss J North)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - Ploughdown Placida (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Litter sister to the CC winner and won this class with ease. Lovely flat skull with no stop, strong muzzle, deep set dark eye and neat ears. Well made front end, good shoulder placement and flat ribs, strong over the loin to a nice short tail. Coat at its best on a lovely loose pelt.. Moving well both to and fro. To be critical I would prefer a little more rear angulation.
2nd - Tombac Tara at Vallemoss (Mr L & Mrs S Moss)
2 yr old b/tan handled by a competent youngster who got the best out of her.. OK in head she has a short muzzle and correct bite. Good reach of neck, neat feet and decent length of body. A muscled rear end holds a level topline when moving steadily both ways. Coat harsh. Again not the bend of stifle of some.
3rd - Twigglestone Elfenor (Mrs L I Aldous)
Res - Mansergh Lizzie Siddal (Miss A Roslin Williams)
VHC - Dassett Tiggiwinkle (Mrs S Spafford)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Earthtaw Elegant (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
G/tan good for size. Head nice and flat, short broad muzzle, nicely shaped eye and neat ears. Well muscled front end standing on neat feet but a little wide.. Spannable but shorter coupled than some she has a well developed muscular rear end and carrot shaped tail.
Moving nicely she carried a good double coat on a thick pelt
2nd - Stoneygin Tallulah (Mr S Firth)
On the leg this b/tan has a nicely shaped head with a wide strong muzzle and good teeth .A straight narrow front leads to lovely tight feet. A little short in upper arm but with good length of neck, flat ribs and well set tail. A good example of b/tan ticking her coat is harsh. Moved OK at the front but rather close behind.
3rd - Rhozzum Vanity Fair (Mrs M Sharp)
Res - Merumhor Suzy Snowflake of Lexmar (Mrs A & Mr M Hayes)
VHC - Cedarhill Madame Butterfly (Miss K M Nitarska)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 4
1st - Ploughdown Portia (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
I gave this bitch a puppy class the last time I judged and she has matured well, a real show off she is keen to please. Her head is so typical, all in proportion with a keen eye, well placed small ears and so expressive. She is good to handle, super size, correct weight and for me difficult to fault. Excellent in all departments neck, front, shoulder, front, rear, feet, tail. bone and coat. Her construction allows her to move so true with power from the rear and a lovely front action. A worthy CC winner.
2nd - Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
Another I have rewarded well previously. Super head, good depth to a flat skull with good expression and bite of large teeth. Also well balanced she has nice reach of neck, well angulated front and rear. Straight front end, neat feet and tail straight off the rear end. In excellent condition she has well defined muscle and moves out well behind and in front. In tight double coat and good pelt. I just preferred the rib shape of the winner. RESERVE CC
3rd - Baywillow Brown Braid JW (Mrs G Hyslop)
Res - Sulan Look at Me (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Badgerbeck Prada (Miss L M Jenkins)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
A worthy red grizzle champion I have watched for some time. She spans and handles well, everything as it should be. Cracking head all in proportion .Strong muzzle and dark eyes set wide apart, all framed by dark well placed ears. Lovely straight front, excellent construction front and rear. Good carrot tail and has a double coat and loose pelt. Well let down hocks used to move easily and cleanly both ways.
2nd - Comberdown Thistle (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
B/tan of good size, head of good quality, well proportioned – strong muzzle, ears well placed with scissor bite of large teeth. Pleasing body shape, good neck, excellent shoulder. Ideal for bone, straight front and neat feet. Lovely flat ribs carried well back. Level topline and great tail. In fit condition she has a tight harsh coat. Moves well just preferred the winners rear construction.
3rd - Asplands Astrid for Tythrop (Mrs J Lee)
Res - Am CH Sulan Easy Does It (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Jamespaw Cockle Shell Bay by Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Cedarhill – Mrs C Dean – Excellent well matched group moving steadily and so alike.
2nd Kyscafter – Mrs S L Levett