Venue: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon HG4 1UG
Judge: Mr A Horner (Stineval)
Entries: 122 for 120
I would like to thank the Darlington society for my invitation .The stewards were on the ball all day so I would like to thank them for making my day an easy one.
I would also like to thank the exhibitors for taking my decisions so sportingly.
However I feel that some exhibits would benefit from a little more food, feeding less does not make them any smaller!
One thing that particularly drew my attention was the dirty teeth in some of the younger exhibits, feet need improving by trimming nails. Nails on some were what a Hawk would be proud of!
Also scissor cuts do not enhance a coat , we are not a trimmed breed we are a breed where hand stripping is paramount.
Best Of Breed: Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM
Best Puppy: Breckgreen Soldier Blue
Best Veteran: TVG1, Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Northlear The Trappers Tale (Miss S Coop)
A spritely chap nearly 9 years old with a good set of teeth nice expression for his age and enjoying his day moved well.
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Good head with dark eye and small ear, correct teeth good in shoulder and topline and tailset, well angulated and moved well.
2nd - Picer Just Joey (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Another youngster with similar lines to first and in good double coat, not as positive in rear movement as 1
3rd - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Res - Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
VHC - Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Good expression, nice reach of neck into good shoulders , ribs carried well back, nice double harsh coat, good tail carriage, well off for bone and moved well both ways and in tip top condition (BP).
2nd - Esyntona Reindeer Moss (Mr I Hopper)
Keen expression with neat ears and dark eyes, well laid shoulder, good bend of stifle , good coat and pelt, moving soundly although a shade wide in front.
3rd - Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E Castel)
Res - Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Nice head with dark eye and neat ears, good reach of neck into well layed shoulders and level topline with tail set on well. Excellent harsh double jacket and moved around the ring with drive.
2nd - Otterwood Caius JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Good for size and balance. Nice head, eyes and strength of muzzle. Nice reach of neck and level topline good in rib and narrow right through Moved soundly.
3rd - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Res - Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
VHC - Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Thorneyburn Peace Pipe at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
This one I have judges before, has a typical head, good mouth, nice straight front ,level topline and tail set, moved well with drive and purpose coat could have been better on the day.
2nd - Earthdog Lanyard By Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Well muscled dog with good body length with correct bend of stifle, level back and nice thick tail, moved well.
3rd - Glenbucket Whisky Mac (Ms Rogers)
Res - Otterwood Cyrus JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
VHC - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James)
Good masculine head with short strong muzzle, well placed dark ears, keen expressive almond shaped eye and correct dentition , good reach of neck into well layed forequarters, good spannable ribs, lovely narrow body, good pelt, good tail, harsh coat, good hindquarters. Moved well and soundly. DCC & BOB.
2nd - Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Keen expression with strong muzzle and broad skull, correct teeth and bite, Nice topline and tailset, narrow right through, enough bone and small tight feet with thick pads moved well.
3rd - Carrock Cragsman (Ms J M Fawcett)
Res - Houndshope Rest Dodd at Thorneyburn (Mrs M Wanless)
VHC - Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Rus/Slo/Rom CH Stella Rover Akko (Ms M A Privezentseva)
A well balanced dog, with good masculine head, keen expression, good neck and well placed shoulders and good in rib, good rear angulation , good tight feet, and in working condition ,moved well. Res. DCC.
2nd - Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Came into ring saying look at me, good head ,nice dark eye, neat ears, good in neck, narrow front, level topline carried well on the move on tight feet and thick pads , unfortunately his coat let him down today.
3rd - Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Res - Ir Ch Taylortay Howgate Wonder AnCh11 AnCh12 CW12 (Mrs A Taylor)
VHC - Stowthorney Swinging Sam (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
A very smart 7 and half year old grizzle & tan . Nice head, dark eyes, and good clean teeth for her age. Good ear placement, easily spanned, good harsh coat and shown in good condition, Moved and showed well. Went on to win (RBVIS)
2nd - Achnagairn Smart Card (Mrs A Fraser)
3rd - Beeley Bestseller At Borderbridge (Miss B J Singh)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Remony Frosted Ivy (Mrs A Gregory)
Feminine head with a correct bite, straight front& level topline, narrow throughout, well angulated and moved well. Coat about past its best. Lovely show girl.
2nd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
A nice puppy ,narrow lines with good angulation, harsh coat and thick pelt. Head needs more time to develop. Preferred the movement of 1.
3rd - Staynorwood Affinity (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Res - Tojamatt Integrity (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
VHC - Otterbobs Yasmin (Mr G Fanagan)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Feminine head with good expression, neat overall balance, nice neck and shoulders, good in rib and body, lovely topline and tail set on well, evidence of coat coming through. Moved and showed very well. (BPB)
2nd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders (Mrs C E Sansom)
Good expression, straight front and good in shoulder , enough bone, nice tight feet , good topline and body, moved well, just preferred the more feminine expression of one.
3rd - Esyntona Honeysuckle (Mr I Hopper)
Res - Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
VHC - Taylortay Heather (Mrs A Taylor)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st - Emblehope Dance and Dance (Miss D Bladen)
Lovely head with a dark eye, strong muzzle and small V shaped ear close to the head, correct bite, good reach of neck into narrow front and good shoulders, ribbed well back, nice topline and tail set ,well angulated and moved well, lovely blue and tan coat.
2nd - Lexmar Mercury Midas Touch (Mr & Mrs Hayes)
Nice overall outline good topline and tail set good feet and well angulated easly spanned , and moved well . Good harsh coat coming.
3rd - Mcbrock Miss Amelia (Mr & Mrs J R Mann)
Res - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)
VHC - Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st - Stoneygin Tallulah (Mr S Firth)
A top size bitch with a good harsh double coat , good front, topline and tail set ,showed well at all times .
2nd - Glenbucket Oo'r Mags (Mrs M J Alexander)
A nice bitch shown in good coat, good bone , tight feet with thick pads and nice front. Moved OK.
3rd - Foxcraig Touch Of Magic For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Res - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
VHC - Shiftyfox Angel Rosie (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 4
1st - Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)
Caught my eye straight away when entering the ring good head with dark eye and good expression , and strength of jaw, nice reach of neck good shoulder placement and straight narrow front standing on tight small feet with thick pads, nice topline and tail set well angulated to the rear and presented in immaculate coat and condition moved well around the ring and alert all the time. (BCC)
2nd - Ploughdown Placida (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
Feminine head with strong teeth nicely placed small ears and keen expression with lovely dark eyes Ribs carried well back and good strong loin Good level top line with well set thick carrot like tail . Shown In good condition and moved around the ring with style.
3rd - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
Res - Ravenside Time Passes (Mr M Lowry)
VHC - Cedarhill Wish Upon a Star JW (Mrs C Dean)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Portia (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)
A lovely bitch with lots to like ,keen expression ,dark eye ,strong jaw, good reach of neck and level topline , good in rib and loin and put down in good condition moved and showed well (RBCC)
2nd - CH Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Very good head & expression, good reach of neck, topline not as good as 1, nice body depth, correct angulation both front & rear. Moved true both ways.
3rd - Am CH Sulan Easy Does It (Mrs S J Baxter)
Res - Jamespaw Cockle Shell Bay by Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)