Venue: Loseley Park, South Lodge Entrance, New Pond Road, Compton,Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HY
Judge: Mr W Gray (Pontbeck)
Entries: 139 for 136
Thanks go to my stewards for making the day run smoothly and to the exhibitors for their enthusiasm for the breed and the sporting way they took my decisions.
Since the hunting bill I ‘ve been concerned how the breed would keep to the line in the breed standard “ Essentially a working terrier “ as the opportunities for work have been reduced and the spin off as to why we require a double coat and the dog to be narrow all through may be lost to some exhibitors who haven’t the opportunity to work or know someone who does or has worked their dogs. There was evidence today that we may have lost sight of the fact that this is a working breed. I’m not suggesting that all Borders should work but that all Borders should be capable to work and those who are closest to the breed standard should be able to do the job required of them.
There were a few exhibits with single coats today, look very smart but would soon pay the price on a cold wet winters day if they had to be out in the elements for any length of time. Some exhibits were carrying a little too much weight and quite a number would benefit from a good walk, some with little muscle.
Best Of Breed: CH Dandyhow Dr Walter
Best Puppy: Barnby Caramel Wafer At Bimandi
Best Veteran: Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Hoary Morning (Mr T Wrenn & Miss K Langdon)
Nice size grizzle who moved well keeping a level top line. Slightly longer cast than second which tipped the scales in his favour.
2nd - Bolt Tail Jebba ShCM (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Dark grizzle with good double coat and pelt , very pleasing on the move, a close decision
3rd - Tufterslodge Walnut At Orangebox ShCM (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Barnby Caramel Wafer At Bimandi (Mrs M J Holmes)
Confident puppy with pleasing head, narrow all through and correct coat & pelt. Another close decision won on superior showmanship Best Puppy
2nd - Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Good head, teeth , coat and pelt. Came to hand well but did not make the most of himself which cost him in a close run battle for 1st.
3rd - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Badgerbeck Morgan At Southash (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Very promising pup, liked his typical Border head. Well put together which showed in his movement , another in good coat. My notes say “ could be more animated “ Hopefully this will come in time.
2nd - Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago (Ms L Pile)
Nice sized red grizzle, liked his coat and loose pelt, moved well. Preferred the head of first.
3rd - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st - Earthdog Lanyard By Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Dark Grizzle with correct head, narrow front and good narrow ribs carried well back. Excels in super double coat and thick pelt. Moved well, lovely level topline and a good bend of stifle. I liked him a good deal.
2nd - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
One I’ve admired from the ringside and I wasn’t disappointed on going over him. Well balanced dog with everything in the right place, moved well which was expected from his build. Unfortunate to meet first in such prime condition.
3rd - Barnby Caramel Wafer At Bimandi (Mrs M J Holmes)
Res - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
VHC - Otterwood Caius JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Dark grizzle put down in fine fettle. Typical head, good length of back. Excels in coat and pelt. Nice level topline when stood and he keeps when on the move.
2nd - Foxpaw Pipps Cross (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
Smaller dog, would have liked more of him. Nice and narrow, good in rib which gained him his place over 3rd.
3rd - Bortino Black Jack (Miss N Slade)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st - Thorneyburn Peace Pipe at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
Lovely headed dog, up on the leg, which I prefer. Straight front, correct in rib and a good coat and pelt. A most typical Border.
2nd - Question Master (Mrs S Waller)
Another dog with a pleasing head and good coat. Narrow all through, more compact and shorter in back than 1st
3rd - Bortino Red Emperor (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Res - Ycart Earth Stopper (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)
VHC - Earthtaw Dexter (Mr M Gibbings & Miss J Haydon)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Dandyhow Douglas Fir (Mr T & Miss K Wrenn & Langdon)
Blue and Tan with the correct coat and ticking. Pleased me with his straight front ,narrow in rib and easily spanned. Moved well around the ring
2nd - Remony Runrig (Mrs A E Gregory)
Very close decision. Nothing to dislike here, red grizzle in full coat, correct movement. Lost out to 1st on length of back but that could be due to him carrying a full coat which may have given that impression.
3rd - Tyrian Outlaw (Mrs K Dean)
Res - Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
VHC - Kgills King Of Swing At Awbrooksky (Mr & Miss Goddard)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Dandyhow Dr Walter (Mrs K M Irving)
What can I add to what has already been said about this dog ? He was put down in immaculate order and strode around the ring as if he owned it, which he did. Typical head coat and pelt of the best, moved correctly with great drive and when stood showed a beautiful topline and tail set. Pleased to have had the opportunity of judging him and giving him BOB which he thoroughly deserved.
2nd - Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
What a disappointment , not in the dog which is one of the best dogs I’ve had the privilege of handling but in the fact he came without any coat, bald. This dog is totally what I want in a Border Terrier and fits my brief perfectly. He has his fathers ring presence which is the icing on the cake as he excels in all departments . I had no hesitation in awarding him the Reserve CC and look forward to seeing him in the ring with his father when more equally matched in coat.
3rd - Cobstoneway Lazy River (Mesdames R & J Squibbs & Barker)
Res - Borderella Day Tripper JW ShCM (Mrs P South)
VHC - Ycart Best Shot Remmington (Mr K K Fraser, Mrs T J & Butler)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
What a lovely class of veterans. Great credit to the owners for keeping the dogs in such good shape
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
Feminine but strong, good head, straight front, narrow ribs easily spanned and a proper jacket and thick pelt. Liked the length of her back and she moved well to complete the picture.
2nd - Gameway Cappuccino of Withershins ShCM (Mr M J Day)
My notes say similar remarks apply but preferred the longer cast of 1st which made my decision
3rd - Argentail Bucks Fizz (Mrs W A Prevost & Mrs A J Hopkins)
Res - Tyrian Rosebud (Mr T & Miss K Wrenn & Langdon)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st - Remony Frosted Ivy (Mrs A Gregory)
Dark grizzle with a thick double coat and pelt, narrow all through. Moved well with confidence for one so young
2nd - Torryburn Portia (Mrs J Allison)
Smaller puppy, lovely head and expression, another good coat and pelt. A very narrow puppy, preferred the scope of 1st.
3rd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Res - Thistlestone Ms Money Penny (Mr S Whisker & Miss J May)
VHC - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Torryburn Cadenza (Miss J Aldis)
Light grizzle in best of coats. Liked her head, topline and tail set. Pleasing example of the breed.
2nd - Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
Super puppy, excels in head, narrow all through as they should be. Coat just coming in, that and the slightly longer cast of 1st made my mind up.
3rd - Lady Mary of Foxpaw (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
Res - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders (Mrs C E Sansom)
VHC - Bimandi's Bellissima (Mr V J Pearce)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)
Tight light grizzle coat, very narrow ribs carried well back. Made a nice picture when standing and on the move accounted for herself well
2nd - Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
Liked this bitch who strode around the ring driving from her well made hindquarters. A close decision but when pushed I preferred the slightly more narrower 1st
3rd - Howthwaite Amethyst (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Res - Emblehope Dance and Dance (Miss D Bladen)
VHC - Kyscafter Fizz (Miss L S Robbins)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
Nice type, correct dark grizzle double coat. Moved well both ways.
2nd - Smalesmouth Skype (Mrs J Roberts)
My notes say , loved this blue with the narrowest of ribs but she lost the class as she wasn’t as settled on the move as 1st
3rd - Gameway Fortune Cookie JW (Mrs T Clark)
Res - Beautiful Bonny Bell at Dreamdax (Mrs L Pile)
VHC - Twigglestone Elfenor JW (Mrs L I Aldous)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Mattedonn Farthing for Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Light grizzle well balanced bitch. Very typical of the breed and she moves correctly
2nd - Badgerbeck Backchat at Olderhill (Mrs S Wilson)
Another light grizzle in good coat who strode out well around the ring. The overall balance of 1st gave her 1st place.
3rd - Argentail Shiraz (Mrs W A Prevost & Mrs A J & Miss C J Hopkins)
Res - Borderella Snap Dragon (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
VHC - Borderella Sweet Pea (Mrs P South)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 5
1st - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
A most pleasing example of the breed. Lovely feminine head and expression , narrow ribs of correct shape carried well back, coat of the best and moved well. Nothing I could find to be critical of this bitch but she is 7/8 of the size I prefer. A quality Border Terrier non the less. Reserve CC
2nd - Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Lovely rich red bitch. Much more my stamp in size .Excellent head, narrow nicely shaped rib, as I like. Another I find hard to criticise but today she lost her topline when standing but pleased to award 2nd place in good company
3rd - Tyrian Amulet (Mrs K Dean)
Res - Remony Winter's Diamond JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
VHC - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Border of the correct size and shape, so well balanced when stood.Best of heads, good shoulder placement, nice length of back, straight narrow front. Pretty much what I look for in a Border bitch. Eventually she moved well when allowed to settle. A pleasure to award her the CC.
2nd - Kyscafter Kestrel ShCM (Miss L S Robbins)
Dark grizzle bitch, looked well standing with a lovely topline and tail set. A most typical Border with a strong feminine head which for me is a must. Unfortunately had to bow to 1st who stood out to me on the day
3rd - CH Merumhor Solstice Belle JW ShCM (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)
Res - Am CH Sulan Easy Does It (Mrs S J Baxter)