Venue: Bowburn Community Association
Judge: Mrs. A. C. Fryer (Irton)
Entries: 194 for 216
My thanks to the Northern Club for the opportunity to judge their 40th Championship show and for their wonderful hospitality; to the exhibitors for giving me such a lovely entry and to my stewards Doreen Rushby & Tracy Peacock for their assistance through the day.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed my day, as we expect from this club there was a wonderful atmosphere all day with good support for the winners and, of course, very impressive rosettes!
I was pleased with the entry and thought the Veteran class outstanding. In general exhibits were good types of Border, presented clean and reasonably well muscled. I dislike over handling and excessive stacking of exhibits, these are working terriers and if made right they will â€“ eventually â€“ stand right. In general heads were typical, some with excellent expressions. Coats, of course, were all over the place but where present were of good quality and in the main pelts were OK with some very good examples. Feet generally were OK but good tight well padded feet were definitely in the minority. Similarly ears were generally OK but small, well set, well shaped thick ears were scarce. Tails and tailset were very much a plus with some very good examples, just a few rather long or thin ones. I was pleased to find enough well made dogs who covered their ground cleanly without fuss and flicking but good movement was definitely one of the major problems, particularly in the bitches.
Shoulder placement was a problem in a significant number of exhibits, mostly these were upright shoulders out at the withers giving big problems with front movement. These may look good standing but these dogs are not sound on the move, a vital requirement for a Border.
I accept that an older dog can lose teeth or have a bite move but I was disappointed to find a number of young dogs with incorrect bites, missing and broken teeth. I thought a number of heads were weak, particularly across the jaw and these seem to go with rather small teeth, I wonder if these are related problems?
Best In Show: CH Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM
Reserve Best In Show: Stoneygin Dolly Mixture At Pherjan
Best Puppy - Dog: Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow
Best Puppy - Bitch: Ridgebow Amberwitch
Best Puppy: Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow
Entries: 12 Absentees: 6
1st - Joncroft Templar Knight (Mr C Johnston)
Good head which should strengthen as he matures, nice strong jaw, good expression. Good for bone, nice tight feet, good coat with a decent pelt. Excellent angulations and so moving very well. A very pleasing type, lost out to the puppy dog on maturity.
2nd - Hobholt Hi Roller (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Bigger pup, head OK. Good shoulder, OK for feet & bone with good balance and a good tail & tailset, not in such good coat today but was moving well.
3rd - Otterwood Cyrus (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Fairly tight decision over 4th. Head OK but could be stronger over foreface, well prepared in good coat. Nice racy quarters and moved OK but not as well as first two.
Res - Ragatam Poco For Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
VHC - Jamespaw Gorgie Boy (Miss A J Robinson)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
These were all very impressive puppies.
1st - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
Lovely head & expression, strong jaw, good for bone with good angulations. Good thick pads & tight feet, excellent coat which is very thick making him look a bit heavy but easily spanned. An attractive mature pup, he moved out well to win BP.
2nd - Comberdown Finnegan (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Another good one, not quite the head or expression of 1. Lovely shoulder, good feet & bone, lovely racy quarters, good tail & tail set. Presented in very good condition but short of coat today. Another very promising pup.
3rd - Stoneygin Chesta Coppapot (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Another very promising puppy with a lovely head & expression, well set ears, good for bone, good shoulder, reasonable feet, well made quarters. Short of coat today and was reluctant to settle on the move but another bright prospect.
Res - Otterwood Cyrus (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
Very mixed class, some here had bad bites, & tight bites. First two here were promising, both short of coat but such excellent movers.
1st - Lairehope Viking Spark (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Lovely head & expression, good eye, great shoulder, good racy quarters and excellent balance, well made with a strong loin. Moves very easily over the ground, the best mover here.
2nd - Houndshope Rest Dodd (Mrs M Wanless)
Pleasing head, rather more heavily built than 1, good for bone & OK feet, rather long but still OK for balance, another good mover who covered his ground well.
3rd - Remony Runrig (Mrs A E Gregory)
Not as strong in the head, lacking strength in jaw, in very good coat, tail & tailset OK. Overall not as well balanced but was OK on the move.
Res - Karison Klaret (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Onthill Amaretto (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
Very close decision between the first two here who are both exciting prospects.
1st - Fehmarn Highland Encounter (Mrs E J Scott)
Ultra typical head, strong muzzle, nice eye, good ear set, OK for bone. Excellent shoulder, good quarters set on well padded feet, good tail & tailset. Well balanced, easily spanned and in a good coat, moved very well. In a rather tough challenge he showed well to take the reserve CC.
2nd - Ravenside Workforce (Mr M Lowry)
Good head with a strong jaw, nice eye & good ear set, just not quite as appealing as 1. Lovely bone and great neat feet, in fantastic coat which is really nice & sharp. A bigger dog but spannable, good tail well set and he also moved out very well.
3rd - Kosmic Sun over Karison (Miss K Johnson)
Very nice type, a smaller dog, coat over the top but of good quality. I liked his head & expression with lovely neat ears well set. OK for bone, good feet, well angulated with a neat tail & tail set & he was also moving out well.
Res - Merumhor Midwinter JW (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
VHC - Remony Runrig (Mrs A E Gregory)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Terabyte Tic Tac Toe (Mr K Green)
Easily stood away in this class, b/t with a good head with a strong jaw, well set ears. Good for bone, good feet, angulations all right and presented in a reasonable coat. Easily the best mover in the class, all round a nice dog.
2nd - Tersets Blue Flame (Mrs P Jackman)
Smaller type, attractive head & strong jaw, well ticked blue coat, good for bone, nice neat feet, good angulations fore & aft. A decent mover and well balanced to give him the edge over 3rd.
3rd - Remony Runrig (Mrs A E Gregory)
Res - Brumborder River Skipper at Shiftyfox (Mr G Widey)
VHC - Esyntona Rip Van Winkle (Mr I Hopper)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
A bit of a mixed class but the first two stood away.
1st - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin JW (Mrs H Haughton)
Lovely headed dog, very attractive expression, strong muzzle, well set ears. Good for bone, good balance throughout from his correct angulations. Good tight well padded feet, in a really nice sharp coat, a biggish dog but spannable, moves very well.
2nd - Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
A very nice type of border, a very good head if not as strong in jaw as1. OK for bone, well angulated, particularly behind, feet OK. Presented in a reasonable coat & moving well over his ground.
3rd - Glenbucket Rooney (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
A much smaller dog, lovely head with a strong muzzle, good eye & expression with correct earset. Shoulder OK, nice set on tail. Short of coat today but moving quite well.
Res - Silent Wonder (Mr & Mrs Gillies)
VHC - The Dark Crystal (Mrs Anderson)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)
Smartly presented dog, good strong head & jaw, well set ears. OK for bone, good feet, nice angulations fore & aft & a lovely carrot tail & set. In a very good coat and good pelt, spans easily, perhaps a bit short in rib, showing himself off very well. Moving OK but perhaps could have a little more drive.
2nd - Chesterton Top Hat And Tails By Kersfell JW (Mrs M Sneddon)
I very much like this dog but he was not helping his handler today. A bigger type, lovely head & expression, good neck running into an excellent shoulder, good bone with good rib, in an excellent coat, moving well if a bit anxious.
3rd - Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)
Another very attractive type of border with a good head and expression. well balanced and just OK for bone, good tail & tailset. Shown in a decent coat and moving quite well.
Res - Onthill Fernando (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
VHC - Foxfactor Hornblower JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st - Onthill Super Trouper (Mr R & Mrs A M Ramus)
Very nice typical border, good head & earset, good eye & expression, strong over the muzzle. Nice set on tail, in very good coat, feet reasonable. Good shoulder placement and so a very good mover who covers his ground well.
2nd - Ravenside Hurricane Run at Ridgebow JW (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
I really like this dog, he has a lovely head & expression, well set ears. Excellent bone, tight well padded feet, in a gorgeous coat, good neck & shoulder, well made throughout with a well set on tail, in excellent condition, just a little reluctant on the move today which cost him the class.
3rd - Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Good head & expression, good earset. Not so well off for bone as the first 2, good set on tail. OK for angulations but moving a bit close today and very short of coat, however another quality dog in this good class.
Res - Earthwise Wolfbane JW ShCM (Mr E J Houston)
VHC - Foxcraig Magic Max At Tyneaster (Mrs S F Gill)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
A very good class, the first three were all quality dogs who could change places another day whilst the next two will trouble them when they grow their coats.
1st - CH Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM (Mrs K D Stockley)
Good head & expression with a good strong jaw, good expression. Good neck running into the best of shoulders, well angulated behind with a great balance throughout, well presented in an excellent coat and moved out well easily covering his ground. Such a nice all round picture, he is mature & well finished and deserved his CC & BIS today against some strong competition.
2nd - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Another all round very good dog. Not so strong in head or so pleasing in expression as 1, but still OK. Beautifully angulated and a nice length with good rib. Good for bone, good tail & set. He moved out well and pushed hard in the challenge.
3rd - Ragatam Joker At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
Another really nice dog with a very strong & pleasing head, lovely strong jaw. Good for bone, good angulations fore & aft with a well set on tail. Presented in an excellent coat & condition. Moving very well but perhaps without the enthusiasm of the first two today.
Res - Rexlands Cock Robin (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Joncroft Templar Knight (Mr C Johnston)
2nd - Merumhor Midwinter JW (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie)
Reserve in the strong yearling class. I really like this dog, OK in head if not as strong as some, very clean outline, perhaps a little short of bone and could be tighter in feet. Good balance, good sharp coat which was a bit short today. Moved out OK.
3rd - Lairehope Alwyn's Star (Miss A Weston & Dr R Harrison)
A nice type of Border with a good head. OK for bone and nicely balanced. A reasonable mover but another who was short of coat on the day.
Res - Foxthorn McVicar (Mr R F & Mrs S Taylor)
VHC - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 3
A big class with a lot of nice pups, rather mixed, some not moving well and some with coats all over the place. Some good movers difficult to sort them all out. Some poor shoulders & flapping fronts
1st - Ridgebow Amberwitch (Mr N Duxbury)
Smart little puppy, good in head, feet OK. Shown in a very good coat with good pelt. Good driving movement when she set her mind to it. Attractive bitch & very promising all round. BPB & just missed out to her kennel mate for BP
2nd - Remony Winter's Diamond JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Very smart little bitch with a sweet head, good ears & set. For her size she is good for bone with good tight feet, good tail & tailset. She could be better angulated at front and not the length or rib of 1 but was moving quite well.
3rd - Joncroft Fruity Pebble (Mr & Mrs M Johnston)
The best mover in the class which won her the place here. OK in head but not as strong as the first two. OK for bone with excellent angulations, short of coat today but all round a pleasing prospect.
Res - Beaconpike Drops of Jupiter (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
VHC - Bandicoot Robins Rock (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Tojamatt Morgana (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
She stood out here, good head, nice tight feet, good angulations and good bone, ribs carried well back. She was in a good coat and moved out well, looks quite an attractive prospect.
2nd - Iacheslei Corus (Miss A Harrison)
Quite a sweet head and OK in expression. Quite well made all through and OK for bone, shown in a decent coat. She was not moving as well as she should; although she covered her ground well, she was unsteady in front.
3rd - Wadesleia Mountain Ringlet (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Sweet headed pup. She was quite well made being OK for bone with good rib, good racy quarters and a nice short tail. She was a bit short of coat but moved OK.
Res - Merumhor Misguided Angel (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)
VHC - Kgills Ching A Ling (Mr K J & Mrs G Bate)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 2
1st - Nantcoch Ffion (Mrs J M Phillips)
Good head with a pleasing expression, OK for bone, nice tight feet, good rib carried well back with good racy quarters. In good coat and moving very well, a very smart looking bitch with some promise.
2nd - Kersfell Chorus Girl (Mrs M Sneddon)
Another nice bitch of a totally different type, OK in head, good bone and feet; very nice shoulder and good behind, shown in good coat and a good mover who covered her ground well if a bit hasty at times.
3rd - Foxfactor Cue The Music (Mrs K D Stockley)
A smaller narrower bitch. OK for head with a good eye. OK for bone, good balance over her neck & good rib carried well back to a nice short tail. Good angulations and so she was moving well.
Res - Otterbobs Umber (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC - Totherend Blue Loulou (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
Movement was a problem for quite a few bitches here, with a lot of feet flipping about.
1st - Manx Ballavale (Mrs A M Gregory)
She stood away in this class, OK in head though could be stronger over the muzzle, well set ears and a good skull. Reasonable for bone and feet OK, lovely angulations fore & aft with good ribs and absolutely beautiful on the move. She was in a decent coat & showing OK. I thought she might be my winner but she fiddled about in the challenge, I hope her day will come.
2nd - Merumhor Solstice Belle JW (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
OK in head which is pleasing, good for bone, neat feet and a well set tail. Standing and showing well in a reasonable coat, but really disappointed on the move, particularly in front.
3rd - Lairehope Blueberry Bling (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Appealing in head with a strong jaw and good eye, Good shoulder & quarters with a good rib, nice tail & tailset. B/t coat which was OK but not much ticking, she moved OK here.
Res - Merumhor Suzy Snowflake at Lexmar (Mrs A & Mr M Hayes)
VHC - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Stood away here, a nice type of Border, good in head, well made with ribs carried well back, neat feet and she is sound on the move, shown in a good red coat, overall a very pleasing picture.
2nd - Kersfell Chorus Girl (Mrs M Sneddon)
2nd in junior.
3rd - Redfox Rhea Of Enterlaw (Mr J Walton)
Nice typical border, well made all through and very sound on the move, OK in head, a decent coat that could have been tidied to effect.
Res - Ragatam Kingsai At Redfox (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)
VHC - Baillieswells Lochindaal (Mrs P Hirn)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
Not a strong class, many failing on the move.
1st - Carrickfarm Mika (Mrs V M Armstrong)
A pleasant bitch with a reasonable head. Nice neck running into a good shoulder, good racy quarters, well set on tail, good rib & feet. Just about OK for coat today and moving out soundly.
2nd - Alcumlow Miss Sixty at Riseburn (Miss C Tutin)
Well made bitch all through but rather short of bone and could be rather stronger in head & jaw. But well balanced and typical, a bit short of coat but another here that moved out soundly.
3rd - Plushcourt Retraced (Mrs C Archibald)
Quite a pleasing competent bitch, a typical head & good ear set. Well angulated with ribs carried well back, good feet. She was rather short of coat today but moved out OK
Res - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
VHC - Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
A mixed class with lots of different types.
1st - Nogard Take Ten (Mr J A & Misses F F & E H Evans)
Good headed bitch, nice ears, good strong muzzle, nice eye & expression, good for bone with excellent feet. Very good shoulder with her ribs carried well back. Good in loin and nice balance if a fragment short, moved well and was showing her head off.
2nd - Tythrop Touch on Wood (Mrs J L Lee)
Another nice bitch, OK in head, good shoulder with rib carried well back; quite a big bitch but spannable, strongly angulated behind and a bit unsteady on the move today. Coat and pelt OK.
3rd - Rhozzum Keynote With Foxfactor JW (Mrs K D Stockley)
A pleasing B/T in good coat, lovely head and expression, well made with very good balance, moved well with an easy economical gait.
Res - Achnagairn Smart Card (Mrs A Fraser)
VHC - Karison Koffee (Miss K Johnson)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 5
On first look this was an excellent class of bitches, but so many of them seemed to fail in movement today.
1st - Totherend Taboo (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Really liked this one, elegant light red, not overdone anywhere. OK in head, excellent angulations fore and aft, lovely easy stride, a pleasing bitch all round. Made her mark in a strong challenge I hope her day will come.
2nd - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison JW (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Another very attractive bitch, small and neater but with adequate bone for her size. Lovely head with a good jaw, in good coat, moved very soundly round the ring.
3rd - Lairehope Ruby Romance (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
A pleasant bitch, good size with a very attractive head. Good balance and a decent mover, good coat and pelt with neat feet but could have been tidier.
VHC - Picer Hildora (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 5
Some good bitches here were totally out of coat and had to pay the price.
1st - Stoneygin Dolly Mixture At Pherjan (Mr C & Mrs C A Maltby)
Good head with correct eye and expression; Very well balanced bitch with good bone, tight feet, good topline and she moved out very well; shown today in an excellent b/t coat. Well handled to make the best of her many virtues, pleased to award her the CC in a tight challenge.
2nd - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
One I have judged and like before and she didnâ€™t disappoint today. Lovely head with a very typical Border expression, good tight feet well padded. Well made with a good rib carried back to correctly angulated quarters. Shown in a good tight red coat she moved out OK but without quite the verve of the winner, in the challenge did enough to win the Reserve CC.
3rd - Ir CH Blewecourt Manhattan At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Very well presented bitch, put down in an excellent coat and showing her socks off. OK for head shape but her ears are carried a little high, good shoulder and well balanced, moved out well to take her place in this excellent class.
Res - Benattivo Rosina JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
VHC - CH Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox JW (Mr G Wildey)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 3
1st - Jamespaw Cockle Shell Bay by Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
Unplaced in the outstanding MP class. A good puppy well constructed, good head with a pleasing expression, shown in a good coat and moving well, she has promise.
2nd - Merumhor Suzy Snowflake at Lexmar (Mrs A & Mr M Hayes)
Reserve in a good yearling class, OK in head and well balanced, she was beautifully presented in an excellent b/t coat and looks a picture standing but today really failed on the move.
3rd - Vallemoss Rock N Roll Baby At Foxthorn (Mr R & Mrs S & Miss M Taylor)
A good headed bitch, presented in a good coat and she moved OK just rather heavy in the rib for her size.
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Equalizer Via Ycart (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)
Stood alone but deserved his place in the strong dog challenge. OK in head, good bone and OK for balance, shown in very good coat and condition and moved out well.
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
What can I say about this class it was absolutely sensational, there were 11 dogs standing here who between them displayed all the many virtues of the breed, they were more than a credit to their owners. It was a desperate task to have to judge them and send some from the ring without cards â€“ they fully deserved the applause that this generous audience gave them.
1st - CH Earthwise Deuteronomy ShCM (Culley, Anne; Orr, Joyce)
One I have awarded high honours to before and he didnâ€™t disappoint today, he is such a nice type of Border. Super head and expression, well put together and in excellent condition for his 9 years. Showing and moving well today in a good red coat, just had that extra special to make him Best Veteran in this august company,
2nd - CH Ashbrae Poacher (Mr A & Mrs E Cuthbertson)
One I have never judged before but have often admired him from the ringside, he just oozes type from his ultra typical head to his correct well set tail. Fabulous head and expression, in a good red coat, moved OK and showed well, carries his 10 plus years lightly.
3rd - CH/Nord CH Otterbobs Ninezergh (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Another that I have never had the pleasure of judging and a youngster here being just 7 years. He is a lovely type of dog with a good head and expression, good angulations and rib; presented today in an excellent coat and he moved off well, an impressive dog all round.
Res - CH Tythrop Tapas (Mrs J Lee)
VHC - Kersfell Comet JW (Sneddon, Margaret)