Judge: Miss Elspeth Jackson (Clipstone)
Entries: 202 for 226
What an honour and a pleasure it was to judge the Northern Border Terrier Club’s Championship Show. An entry of 202 and good Northern hospitality ensured I had a most enjoyable day. Many thanks to my capable stewards for keeping the day running smoothly.
I was very satisfied with both my challenges and all the top honours were strongly contested. I was especially pleased with my puppies and will watch their progress with interest.
Best In Show: Picer Polyanthus JW
Reserve Best In Show: Comberdown Jailbreak To Vandamere JW
Best Opposite Sex: Comberdown Jailbreak To Vandamere JW
RDCC: CH Ashbrae Poacher
Best Puppy - Dog: Cobstoneway River Magic
BCC: Picer Polyanthus JW
RBCC: Mansergh Speckles JW
Best Puppy - Bitch: Blewecourt Manhattan At Ploughdown
Best Puppy: Cobstoneway River Magic
Best Veteran: CH Ashbrae Poacher
Entries: 3 Absentees: 2
1st - Digmoor Gambler's Fool at Visrie (Mr M & Mrs S Gregory)
Unlucky to stand alone in this class as this youngster has a lot to recommend him. Racy narrow dog good in front and shoulder. In good jacket.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st - Cobstoneway River Magic (Miss C Spencer)
Balanced masculine dog in superb thick double coat. Excellent head, good in shoulder, strong in loin and quarters. Neat feet. His expression and maturity gave him the edge over the Best Puppy Bitch to take Best Puppy.
2nd - Stineval Maraschino (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
There is much to like about this nicely sized youngster with easily spanned ribs nicely carried back. He has a good head with strong muzzle and broad skull. Shown good harsh jacket and thick pelt
3rd - Studstaff Heartbeat At Junctionine (Mr G Cadman)
Res - Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
VHC - Howthwaite Catch the Breeze (Mr R & Mrs E Barrett)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Comberdown Jailbreak To Vandamere (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Smart racy dog with a good reach of neck, neat in shoulder and narrow in rib well carried back to a strong loin all contributing to a pleasing outline. This is completed by a good strong masculine head. Shown in tip top condition. His overall type really caught my eye in the challenge. Dog CC and Reserve Best In Show
2nd - Picer King Edward (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Racy dog good in rib and in hard muscular condition with good thick jacket. Pleasing lines through his shoulder, rib and loin giving him a nice outline.
3rd - Glenbucket Clan Chief (Mrs M Alexander)
Res - Tufterslodge Harvest Mouse (Mrs J M Woollacott)
VHC - Brumborder River Skipper (Mr G Widey)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Dowgri Diggory (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Well muscled dog strong in head with a short strong muzzle broad skull and neat ears. Good tight feet compete a pleasing forehand with neat shoulders. Shown in thick harsh jacket completing a pleasing typy picture.
2nd - Orangebox Firecracker (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Nicely sized balanced dog in short harsh coat. Nice through his shoulders and front. Nice head with pleasing expression.
3rd - Ravenside Ballymoss (Mr M Lowry)
Res - Carrock Clayton (Ms J M Fawcett)
VHC - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Tidy dog of a handy size being easily spanned. Keen expression with dark eye. Liked his thick carroty tail and his tight small feet.
2nd - Ragatam Lets Go (Miss B J Singh)
Well presented dog in good order with pleasing jacket and pelt. Pleasing in head with strong muzzle and correct bite.
3rd - Achouffe Murphy Gray (Miss Bone)
Res - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 1
1st - Buck Swifter (Mrs A Swindle)
Pleasing head and keen expression. Nice front with tight feet. Good reach of neck. Good coat and tick pelt.
2nd - Mighty Singer (Scattergood & Headley)
Typy sort with strong head with strong muzzle and broad skull smartly finished with neat ears. Super thick tight coat.
3rd - Minx's Diamond (Mrs M Anderson)
Res - Earthwise Wolfbane JW (Mr E J Houston)
VHC - Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Tufterslodge Walnut At Orangebox (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Nicely sized boy with good reach of neck, good front and neat feet. Pleasing in head. Shown to advantage.
2nd - Mazengarb Treacle (Mrs M Blomfield-Willis)
Balanced blue nice through his neck to nice shoulders and front. Nice in rib and good in quarters.
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st - Dandyhow Beeline (Irving, K.M.)
Handy sized dog easy to span nice in shoulder, good in front and stands well on good small tight feet. Pleasing in rib and loin. Shows actively on a loose lead.
2nd - Karison Kasper (Miss K Johnson)
Neat and balanced in the best of jackets with a thick harsh top coat. Comes to hand nicely and is easily spanned. Pleasing head and expression.
3rd - Ragatam Joker At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
Res - CH Otterbobs Riggindale JW (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC - Greenbrough Golden Grain of Enterlaw (Walton Mr.& Mrs. J.N.)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Border through and through from his strong head through his dense coat to his short thick tail. Well proportioned fit dog who moved and showed well on a loose lead.
2nd - CH Tythrop Tapas (Mrs J Lee)
A real showman showing with plenty of activity. Good in outline and balanced throughout with good rib and strong loin. Good top line and tail set. Presented well in good jacket.
3rd - CH Byrons Greengrass (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Res - Comberdown the Rocker (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
VHC - Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Lets Go (Miss B J Singh)
2nd - Achouffe Murphy Gray (Miss Bone)
Nicely sized boy with a good outline with racy quarters. In good coat.
3rd - Badgerbeck Beau Geste (Mrs M Blomfield-Willis)
Res - Chorbeck Moonlight Shadow (Mrs H Haughton)
VHC - The Dark Crystal (Mrs Anderson)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 5
1st - Blewecourt Manhattan At Ploughdown (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Balanced youngster with a good head, super front and shoulder and elegant neck. In excellent order. I am sure she is one to watch for the future. Best Puppy was a very tough decision and could have easily gone her way. Best Puppy Bitch.
2nd - Tufterslodge Winter Warmer (Ms J M Woollacott)
3rd - Stoneygin Amazin Grace (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Res - Boemwell Gregorys Girl
VHC - Carrock Cupcake (Ms J Fawcett)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 6
1st - Foxyard Better Behave At Emblehope (Miss D Bladen)
Showy blue girl who impressed in outline as well as in forehand. Racy quarters, strong loin and nice reach of neck. A promising puppy who was unlucky to meet such strong opposition from the minor puppy.
2nd - Cobstoneway Bayou Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Feminine bitch, good balanced outline with strong loin. In excellent order with good double coat and loose pelt. She moved out well making the most of her strong hindquarters.
3rd - Grettacs One And Only (Mr D Scattergood & Ms L Headley)
Res - Stineval Santina (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
VHC - Studstaff Honey With Cassacane (Mr J Dace)
Entries: 22 Absentees: 6
1st - Bandicoot Jazz (Mr G E & Mrs V L K Docwra)
Stylish girl in good new jacket. Balanced outline good reach of neck and well set on tail. Broad in skull completed by neat dark ears giving a pleasing expression. Good through her front and shoulders with neat tight feet.
2nd - Picer Grace Darling (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Shown in super thick coat this girl has a strong muzzle and broad skull. Good in profile strong in loin and hind quarters.
3rd - Ragatam Lucinda For Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Cornish Maid By Dowgri (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
VHC - Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway (Mrs B & Mr K E Williams)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Stoneygin Dumpledust (Mr G & Mrs D Rayner)
Light red bitch with attractive head, good reach of neck and well laid back ribs. Liked her overall type and balance.
2nd - Benattivo Gemstone For Daluce (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Another nicely typed bitch giving me a tough decision in this class. Looking smart though a little short of coat but what she had was harsh in texture. She is pleasing in forehand and has a nice reach of neck and strong quarters.
3rd - Bromscars Wasted Time By Tythrop (Mrs J Lee)
Res - Iacheslei Cantilena JW (Miss A Harrison)
VHC - Bandicoot Serenade (Mr C & Mrs A Kerry)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - Mansergh Singsong (Miss A Roslin-williams)
Nicely sized bitch so pleasing to go over good in shoulder with good reach of neck and a good top line and nice tail. Neat feet.
2nd - Ragatam Lucinda For Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
Larger than one but a nice type. She has a pleasing strong head with a good strong skull and nice ears. Strong in loin and quarters. In good harsh tight coat.
3rd - Iacheslei Cantilena JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res - Vallemoss Matilda May (Mr A & Mrs H A Fletcher)
VHC - Plushcourt Retraced (Mrs C Archibald)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 4
1st - Ragatam Jewel (Miss T J Peacock)
A very balanced bitch with bags of type shown in peak condition. Nice in shoulder and front with good feet. Lovely in outline with good top line.
2nd - Ashbrae Fern (Mr A & Mrs E Cuthbertson)
Another one with lots of type. Lovely short strong muzzle and strong skull finished with neat dark ears. Good body proportions shown in good condition.
3rd - Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)
Res - Vallemoss Matilda May (Mr A & Mrs H A Fletcher)
VHC - Willabede Northern Lights For Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Mansergh Speckles JW (Miss A Roslin-williams)
One who really comes into her own when you go over her. Has the best of ribs well carried back and a good reach of neck. In good order with good double coat and loose thick pelt. Reserve Bitch CC
2nd - Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison JW (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson)
Racy bitch lovely for size with good ribs well carried back. Nice top line with carroty tail well set on. In good double coat.
3rd - Irton Polka (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Res - Benattivo Kissing Stone For Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
VHC - Beeley Bestseller (Miss B J Singh)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 3
1st - Riseburn Roulette (Miss C Tutin)
Pleasing in head, neat front and shoulder. Good through her ribs. In good order with harsh coat and good thick loose pelt. Moved well.
2nd - Mascani Daisy At Cynetkoy (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Liked this girl’s overall type and balance. She is good in profile with a nice reach and a pleasing top line completed with a good tail set. Shown in harsh tight coat.
3rd - Ragatam Jasmine At Paleside (Mr & Mrs D Mitchell)
Res - Lairehope Ruby Romance (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC - Partridgedale Blueberry (Mr & Mrs M Wade)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 4
1st - Picer Polyanthus JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Well proportioned bitch in excellent thick double coat. Strong in head with strong muzzle and broad skull nicely finished with neat ears. Good in rib and strong in loin, well muscled quarters. Overall she is not overdone in any way and I was very pleased to award her Best in Show.
2nd - CH Remony Barley Twist JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Lighter than 1st and still waiting for her coat to be at it’s best but none the less a lovely bitch. Good in front with narrow shoulders and ribs. Racy quarters and neat tight feet.
3rd - Plushcourt The Bees Knees In Thoraldby (Mrs B A Judge)
Res - Foxyard Obsession (Mr G & Mr L & Mrs E A Woodfield)
VHC - Oakpoint Opening Line (Mrs D Pearson)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 4
1st - Ragatam Lucinda For Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
2nd - Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Pretty puppy nice for size well presented in short pin wire coat. Strong in muzzle and jaw with neat dark ears.
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
Entries: 11 Absentees: 6
The veterans are always my favourite class of any judging appointment and today’s crop of veterans did not disappoint.
1st - CH Ashbrae Poacher (Mr A & Mrs E Cuthbertson)
A few grey whiskers did not detract from this typy dog with a lovely masculine head with a keen expression and strong muzzle. Well muscled strong quarters, good top line finish by a well set on carroty tail. In the challenge his overall type stood out for him to take the Reserve Dog CC.
2nd - CH Tweedburn Valentino (Mrs C Archibald)
Another dog who is just not showing his age. In excellent order with thick harsh coat and tick pelt. Strong in head and neat in shoulder. Moved well.
3rd - Thorneyburn Jingle Jangle of Enterlaw (Mr J Walton)
Res - Partridgdale Jasmine
VHC - Carrickfarm Melody (Armstrong, Mrs. V.M.)