Venue: THE MALVERN SHOWGROUND, MALVERN WR13 6NW
Judge: Mr D E Fryer (Irton)
Entries: 117 for 115 entries (as per Higham Press summary of entries)
Thanks to my two highly efficient stewards who, whilst never obtrusive, always had everything in the right place and ensured that I could get on with judging the dogs efficiently and smoothly.
A very pleasing entry, many classes had winning quality beyond the number of cards available. I found no missing teeth, no serious mouth faults, and all males were entire. Coats were variable; ranging from several in profuse double coat (not a problem if still of good weatherproof quality); to some who had only undercoat and a few who had adequate top coat but completely lacked undercoat (both incorrect and adversely affecting placings). There were a number of very smartly prepared and presented terriers on show; but however smart and showy a terrier may be, as ‘essentially a working terrier’ it must be ‘capable of following a horse, combining activity with gameness’ in order to be a BORDER Terrier. Too many exhibits were deficient in shoulder construction, front movement and drive.
Best Of Breed: CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone
DCC: Solitary Mist
RDCC: Badgerbeck Uncle Fester
RBCC: Howthwaite in Vogue
Best Puppy: Esyntona Reindeer Moss
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Esyntona Reindeer Moss (Mr I Hopper)
Well set up Rich red dog, lots of scope, well laid shoulder, good bend of stifle, strong head with neatish ears, must not grow on, good coat and pelt, moving soundly both ways and driving well for a youngster. BP
2nd - Badgerbeck Morgan At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Smaller dog with well shaped body , good coat, head needs to develop so ears seemed a tad large. Well angulated behind
3rd - Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago (Ms L Pile)
Another good mover, perhaps a little upright in shoulder. Has a longer cast body, but seemed a trifle large and coarse,
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Otterwood Caius (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Well set up blue dog, coat of good quality; needs to fine down in shoulder and tighten in front movement. Nice feet, good coat and pelt, strong head, good proportions and rear angulation.
2nd - Karison Keiser (Miss K Johnson)
Smaller, grizzle, excellent coat & pelt; shorter in rib;. nice tight feet, head ‘to come’. Let down by front action.
3rd - Rhozzum Vintage Blue (Mrs M Sharp)
Small and lightly made blue, not happy with himself today. Good overall shape and make, may improve with maturity and confidence.
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
6 good quality dogs, hard to have to throw one out
1st - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Classy mover, good body shape , excellent coat. Perhaps a bit light in bone at the moment.
2nd - Orangebox Stewards Enquiry Into Tufterslodge (Mr & Mrs R Greenhill & Mrs M Thomas)
Cracking head, good body shape, well balanced; good quality coat nearly due for a refresh; nice loose, thick pelt. Another good mover
3rd - Glebeheath Name That Tune (Mrs J Guvercin)
Good coat and head, good shoulder just a little short in body. Movement ok. Prepared and shown to perfection.
Res - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
VHC - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
1st - Bortino Red Emperor (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
lighter built red grizzle dog, front movement untidy, head could be stronger, nicely laid shoulder, good coat and body angulations, narrow with good rib.
2nd - Breckgreen Blue Steel Ironfield (Mrs L J Mudd)
Blue, v well proportioned but up to size. Straight front, nice mover, good strong head and expression, good feet.
3rd - Glenbucket Whisky Mac (Ms Rogers)
Well built, good shoulder and upper arm hiding under a profuse coat of good, harsh texture. Moved better behind than in front today, nice head and eye.
Res - Totherend Tornado (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
VHC - Bristoc Rock the Boat (Mr K P & Mrs N B Yates)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Otterwood Cyrus JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Competent dog, strong head, nice coat, good angulations, moved out well.
2nd - Mansergh Burne Jones (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Not showing happily today, appearing shorter in body than I like and rather upright in shoulder. Moved ok when he got into his stride . Decent coat, pelt and feet
3rd - Gellisown Flintstone (Mrs T Broadbent)
Nice head and expression, good coat and pelt, moved ok
Res - Mingrovia Flintstone Chief At Rubyfin (Mrs S J Channer)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
Quality all through this class, sadly not enough cards to go round
1st - Badgerbeck Uncle Fester (Miss L M Jenkins)
Nicely made dog, moved out well, stood well showing free, quality coat and excellent pelt. good overall balance of body proportions, no exaggerations Well muscled, prepared and shown. Though not my type in head quality was evident; preferred front movement of the Open Dog today, hence only RCC
2nd - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
A good, honest Border Terrier, good body proportions. Plenty of coat due for refreshment also well muscled, made him look slightly heavy in front. Moved well both ways and across. Pelt good; typical head and expression, lovely feet.
3rd - Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
looked and handled well on the table, but let down by short and choppy front movement. Overall, a soundly made and well presented dog
Res - Glenbucket Diamond Geezer (Mrs N Anderson)
VHC - Ravenside Workforce (Mr M Lowry)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
Good standard Border dog. Well angulated and balanced, good skull, bite and expression. Nice neat feet, good harsh coat and thick loose pelt. Moved out well, no problems with movement. In a close decision, pleased to award him his 1st CC , front movement being the clinching factor.
2nd - Rus/Slo/Rom CH Stella Rover Akko (Ms M A Privezentseva)
Dark coloured blue dog, neatly made, not the scope in front to move out so well. Neat feet. Head, though strong, a bit long for my taste.
3rd - Badgerbeck Pablo (Miss L M Jenkins)
Neatly made blue, good outline , well angulated, front action slightly heavy.
Res - Cobstoneway Lazy River (Mesdames R & J Squibbs & Barker)
VHC - Chorbeck Charlie Chaplin JW ShCM (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Esyntona Honeysuckle (Mr I Hopper)
Rich red bitch, shorter coupled type, good body shape and angulations, moved well enough in front but better behind and across. Good coat and pelt.
2nd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders (Mrs C E Sansom)
Lighter weight bitch, needs to mature and tighten in front
3rd - Chorbeck Heart Breaker (Mrs H Haughton)
Well made blue, good coat, front movement needs to tighten, good eye and expression
Res - Glebeheath Gold'n Girl (Mr & Mrs D Nightingale)
VHC - Davmar Dot Dot Dash (Mr D Winsley)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
A variety of types and quality here
1st - Heatherdrift Foxglove at Earthtaw (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Chunky blue bitch, movement OK; good topcoat but zero undercoat.
2nd - Withershins Zelda at Oatberry (Mr R and Miss L Goddard)
Taller red grizzle, wandering in front; nice topcoat, again short on undercoat
3rd - Alcumlow Mulberry (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Smaller, light boned v dark grizzle again wayward in front, well prepared and handled.
Res - Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright)
VHC - Blackmine Hayabusa (Miss T James)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
a good even set of promising bitches
1st - Tojamatt Debutante For Dowgri (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Neatly made grizzle bitch, would have benefited from more coat. Moved soundly and accurately, head still to come
2nd - Gameway Magical At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Nice outline, not as neat in front, again waiting for a head, good hard coat coming well, well angulated both ends
3rd - Alcumlow Azure (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Blue, light boned, ears a bit big, head needs to come, longish tail, good tight short coat
Res - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)
VHC - Orangebox Photo Finish (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 0
a big class with a lot of good ‘uns in it
1st - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
neatly made, well angulated, well prepared, moved well both ends; nice head with strong skull and jaw; neat feet; overall well balanced with well laid shoulder ; good tail.
2nd - Benattivo Best Bet Karison (Miss K Johnson)
Under a profuse coat of good texture I found a very well made bitch hiding, showing good balance and movement
3rd - Keycharm Deep Secret by Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
Neatly made in outline, strong in front; head could be stronger; coat and pelt both thick and hard. Best tail of the day; in hard, fit condition.
Res - Abisu Solitaire At Tojamatt (Mr D & Mrs A Matthews)
VHC - Rhozzum Vesta (Mrs M Sharp)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Glenbucket Oo'r Mags (Mrs M J Alexander)
Under a profuse coat, of good harsh texture a very well made bitch; excellent bodyline, lay of shoulder and rear angulation. Strong head. Movement positive, but could have been tidier in front; small , tight feet,
2nd - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
Neat little grizzle & tan, not as good in the shoulder; nice head, good balance of body proportions
3rd - Carrickfarm Mika (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Another lightly made bitch, less bone and head but basically sound all through
Res - Gameway Blue Charm At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Ianteg Aurelia (Miss S Richie)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
another class with quality all the way down
1st - Howthwaite in Vogue (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
A well balanced little G&T, best mover of the day all ways (including jumping); good coat and pelt; nice front; perhaps a little light in bone, but pleased to award RCC on overall quality, balance and movement
2nd - Badgerbeck Prada (Miss L M Jenkins)
Not as good in front; nice proportions, properly angulated both ends; excellent coat and pelt; strong movement, shown fit.
3rd - Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
Tight coated red bitch, a touch light in bone, rather shorter coupled than I like but tidy movement, nice head and ears
Res - Rhozzum Vanity Fair (Mrs M Sharp)
VHC - Lairehope Ruby Romance (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
A very smart red grizzle bitch, looked a little upright in front, but not so when handled, good legs and feet, strong head and correct keen expression. Harsh, tight coat, well laid shoulder, ribbed well back, pleasing outline. Showing and shown to perfection, moved soundly and positively and could not stand wrong . By a close margin, took BCC by virtue of stronger head and better bone. BOB, and pleased to see, TG4.
2nd - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
A lighter red bitch, soundly built, a good mover, ears a trifle large which affects expression; good coat and pelt.
3rd - Ravenside Zenyatta (Mr M Lowry)
Slightly larger but equally sound, in extremely good coat. liked head and expression; moved OK.
Res - Jamespaw Cockle Shell Bay by Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
VHC - Golden Rosa At Blackmine (Miss T James)