Judge: Mr Jimmy Gilpin (Otterbobs)
I would like to take this opportunity to say many thanks to the Midland Border Terrier Club for giving me the privilege to judge their Open show and for giving me such a wonderful entry.
Best In Show: Blue Tutu Via Ycart
Reserve Best In Show: Digmoor Aces High
Best Opposite Sex: Digmoor Aces High
Best Dog: Digmoor Aces High
Reserve Best Dog: Gameway Charles Dickens
Best Puppy - Dog: Ragatam Joker At Paleside
Best Bitch: Blue Tutu Via Ycart
Reserve Best Bitch: Stoneygin Dolly Mixture At Pherjan
Best Puppy - Bitch: Ragatam Jewel
Best Puppy: Ragatam Jewel
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Ragatam Joker At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
Very promising 8 months old red dog, pleasing head, lovely outline, forelegs straight not to heavily boned, ribs carried well back, sound on the move. BPD
2nd - Cedarhill Toy Story (Mr & Mrs J Parker)
6 months old Blue & Tan, nice broad muzzle & skull, Stronger in bone & loin, steady on the move shown well.
3rd - Manorcroft Noble Commander (Mr D Bean)
Res - Greendale Finder (Mr & Mrs Humpage)
VHC - Hufftonwuff Hot Chocolate (Ms T D Kestle)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 4
1st - Digmoor Captain Rook By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
In excellent coat & condition attractive head with correctly set ears, well balanced all round, up to size, moved out and shown well.
2nd - Pebbledyke Tempus Fugis (Mr K L Foster)
Well presented, good scissor bite, nice length of neck, narrow front lovely top line & rib cage.
3rd - Hobholt Hustler (Mrs M A Wallace)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Digmoor Aces High JW (Mr M P & Mrs S V Regan)
A confident dog on the move which made him stand out in this class, sporting a harsh double pelt, Nice head & expression, neat front & good shoulders, level top line & tail set high, Best Dog & RBIS
2nd - Westmarte Capalgo Time At Visrie (Mr & Mrs Gregory)
Close up to first, well balanced with good head, nice reach of neck, deep narrow body strong in loin, nice hind angulation.
3rd - Conundrum's Blue Legend At Southash (Mr & Mrs Southam)
Res - Oxcroft Rackit (Mr J Price)
VHC - Cynetkoy's Wizard Of Oz (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Mazengarb Treacle (Mrs M Blomfield-Willis)
Moderately broad skull, good scissor bite & fold of ears, nice depth of rib, hindquarters racy.
2nd - Hobholt Hustler (Mrs M A Wallace)
Not as strong in the muzzle as the winner in this class, but made on similar lines.
3rd - Bramblebee Little Tike At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Yeomeadow Sorrel For Tyrian (Professor S P Dean)
Blue & Tan with a harsh coat, well balanced & nicely made throughout, pleasing head & expression, good reach of neck, set on well placed shoulders, straight front, level top line that flawed to the tip of its tail.
2nd - Mazengarb Treacle (Mrs M Blomfield-Willis)
3rd - Tythrop Jupiter (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)
Res - Bramblebee Little Tike At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Ragatam Hawk At Staynorwood (Mr & Mrs G Richardson)
Lovely red, good for type, up to size and very masculine, good front, nice length of rib & loin.
2nd - Ruelata Boulder JW (Ms L H & Miss T Vasey & Peacock)
Quite similar to one lost out today on coat.
3rd - Eltonfurze Pickle (Mrs K & Miss C Johnson)
Res - Chase Me If You Can (Mr & Mrs G Patchett)
VHC - Mansergh Song Thrush (Mrs V Woolrich)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Karison Kasper (Miss K Johnson)
Masculine head with a game expression, liked him a lot for size and weight, easily spanned, moved well.
2nd - Blaentir Sky Quest (Wrigglesworth & Johnson)
Broad muzzle & powerful under jaw, slightly more over powerful dog overall who would no trouble keeping up with a horse all day, lost out today on coat.
3rd - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Blackmine Rossington To Badgerholme JW (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson, Miss T James)
VHC - Chase Me Kato At Thorpe (Mr & Mrs G Patchett)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Gameway Charles Dickens (Mrs P Clark)
Constructed on sound masculine lines, all the time looking keen and alert especially when on the move, and sporting the essential a superb double coat for the time of year. R.B.D.
2nd - CH Byrons Greengrass (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Nicely balanced red grizzle, in tip top condition, dark eye, narrow throughout, ribs carried well back, losing out on coat.
3rd - Iacheslei Taum JW (Harrison, Anita)
Res - Rexlands Redstart (Miss K Johnson & Ms D Pearson)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Jewel (Miss T J Peacock)
What an appropriate name for this little girl, feminine head, nice ear set, narrow front with tight feet, ribs carried well back. BP
2nd - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
7 months old racey pup, good skull & foreface with expression, moved soundly.
3rd - Ragatam Jasmine At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
Res - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
VHC - Cedarhill Blonde Ambition (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Head Over Heals At Westpoint (Mrs C Parr)
Nice blue & tan, correct scissor bite, good tight feet & neat throughout, easily spanned, level top line & tail set on high, best mover in this class.
2nd - Junctionnine Bentleybabe (Cadman & Dace)
In good condition, a shade smaller than the winner, lovely head with a short strong muzzle.
3rd - Fehmarn Love Me Do (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Res - Tythrop Treen of Baillieswells (Professor A S Milton)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 5
1st - Stoneygin Dolly Mixture At Pherjan (Mr C & Mrs C A Maltby)
Soundly made blue & tan, made on racey lines, lovely feminine head with dark eyes, well placed shoulders, nice depth of chest easily spanned, ribs carried well back, nice to see this partnership going as one today. RBB
2nd - Gameway Margarita At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Quality red bitch, well presented, typical head and expression, strong muzzle, narrow front, constructed well, preferred outline of first.
3rd - Stoneygin Mo Cuishle (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Res - Stineval Stella (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
VHC - Oxcroft Rumour (Mr J Price)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 5
1st - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Nicely proportioned, feminine head and expression, good reach of neck flowed into well laid shoulders, good top line, in an all weather jacket that would be essential at this time of year.
2nd - Tojamatt Heather (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Good head & skull, narrow forequarters not to heavily boned, nice body proportions, lacking coat today.
3rd - Head Over Heals At Westpoint (Mrs C Parr)
Res - Kighill Cheeky Minky (Mr B & Mrs K A Newsome)
VHC - Junctionnine Bescot Belle (Cadman & Dace)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Yeomeadow Heather For Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Typical head, very well constructed, good body lines and muscle tone, light throughout, nice hind angulation moved best in this class.
2nd - Farnes Grace At Leysh (Miss C Ricks)
Short strong muzzle, nicely boned front with cat like feet, just slightly more sprung in ribs than one.
3rd - Aurora's Popcorn (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Res - Foxthorn Maggie May (Mr R F & Mrs S Taylor)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Picer Polyanthus JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Lovely type and a quality bitch, well balanced and racey throughout, nice lay of shoulder and top line, narrow front, correct depth of rib, hindquarters strong and well toned, moved true.
2nd - Quarryway Sorrel (Mrs B Williams & Mr K E Johnson)
Pleasing head with almond shaped eyes and well set ears, body deep and fairly long, strong in loin.
3rd - Totemia She Knows You Know At Justrite (Mrs B Armstrong)
Res - Oxcroft Ruby (Mr J Price)
VHC - Hemlockstone Jinni ShCM (Mr R H & Miss J A Bryan & Pounder)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Vallemoss Viola (Mr L & Mrs S Moss)
Handy sized girl, shown in good red coat, attractive head, good reach of neck on a well constructed body and hindquarters, moved out well.
2nd - Karison Kamellia JW (Miss K Johnson)
Another nice bitch liked every thing about her really slender throughout, just lacking in coat today.
3rd - Wagtail Lass Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
Res - Benattivo Plum At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
VHC - Foxyard Obsession (Mr G & Mr L & Mrs E A Woodfield)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler)
The one thing that struck me about this girl was just how close to the weight standard she is, Lovely blue & tan with one of the harshest coats of the day, well proportioned head, good width of skull, nice length of neck, well laid shoulders, level top & tail set on high, narrow and deep but still spannable ribs with strength in loin, moved with drive and purpose. BOB & Best Blue & Tan.
2nd - Stoneygin Ripon Ruby At Badgerholme JW ShCM (Dickinson & James)
Red grizzle in good coat, super head, great expression, full of quality, held her top line on the move, lovely carrot shaped tail, made on slightly stronger lines than 1st.
3rd - Iacheslei Deva (Harrison, Anita)
Res - Totherend Bluebelle O'Ball (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
VHC - Bristlebrush Lilly Lou (Miss C Kestle)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Redfox Sunset (Marr, Mr.& Mrs. D.B.)
7 year old red dog, just beginning to show his age, broad skull and good set of ear, still keeping a narrow front, nice in rib and loin, lacking in coat.
2nd - Cassacane Emerald Gold (Dace, Mr. J.T.)
11 year old blue and tan, strong head with dark eyes, unfortunately father time has caught up with his waist line in retirement.
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Tythrop Jupiter (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)
Nice for size pleasing head, spanned well, good length in rib and loin, best mover in this class.
2nd - Aurora's Popcorn ShCM (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Typey bitch with keen expression, nicely boned forequarter, rounder in rib than one.
3rd - Foxthorn Maggie May (Mr R F & Mrs S Taylor)
Res - Hemlockstone Jinni ShCM (Mr R H & Miss J A Bryan & Pounder)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 4
1st: Mrs C Ricks
2nd: Miss K Johnson
3rd: Cadman & Dace
Res: Speake & Tart