Oct 16th 2010 - Northern Border Terrier Club Open Show with Critique
Venue: Rede, Tyne & Coquet Sports Centre
Judge: Mrs A-K Bergh (Sweden)
BIS, Ravenside Ma Biche at Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)
RBIS, Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)BOS, Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)BPIS, Picer Hildora (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)RBPIS, Terset’s Blue Flame (P Jackman)BV, Tweedburn Sweatheart (Mr & Mrs Archibald)BD, Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison)RBD, CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)BDP, Terset’s Blue Flame (Mrs P Jackman)BB, Ravenside Ma Biche at Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)RBB, CH Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)BBP, Picer Hildora (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
I would like to thank the Northern Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge, it was a great honour to be asked. A big thank you also to the exhibitors who gave me the opportunity to go over your dogs. Many thanks to my able stewards Doreen Rushby and John Todd, they were a great help to me and kept everything running smoothly throughout the day.
I found the general quality very good and I had some hard decisions. Temperaments were very good. Movements are difficult to judge in a small indoor area, but I noticed some exhibits that really stood out in hind action. Coats and pelts were certainly better than I have seen in Sweden lately, as well as toplines. I liked my winner very much and wish her good luck for the future!
The entry was good for this time of the year I was told, 120 dogs making 129 entries, with some absent.
h3. Minor Puppy – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 2
1st: Olivanader Benjamin of Cringleletie (Mrs R E A Fowler) Good size for age, sweet head, level topline, needs training on the move
Puppy – Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st: Terset’s Blue Flame (Mrs P Jackman) Well balanced b&t with nice head and expression, needs to tighten in front, good outline, well presented
h3. Junior – Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st: Lairehope Lord of the Glen at Tweedburn (Mr & Mrs Archibald) Very typey dog with typical head, well balanced with narrow front and well laid shoulders, good neck and topline, lovely coat and pelt
2nd: Stineval Maraschino (Mr & Mrs A Horner) Strong headed dog, good rib, a bit short of coat today, preferred the front and shoulders of the winner
3rd: Glenbucket Clan Chief (Mrs M Alexander)
Res: Grettacs The Wizard (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
H3. Maiden ? Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
Grettacs The Wizard (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) Good head and expression, narrow front and body, ribs carried well back, strode out well, short of coat today
h3. Novice – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st: Blues Boy (Mrs L A Ellis) Lovely otter head, level bite, good neck, ribs carried well back, very good topline and tailset, spannable, lovely coat
2nd: Stineval Maraschino (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
3rd: Grettacs The Wizard (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
h3. Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 18 Absentees: 8
1st: Iacheslei Cantus JW (Miss A Harrison) Good size, good head and expression, good scull and well set ears, narrow front and body with good topline, ribs carried well back, good bone, good coat and pelt, well angulated behind, moved well, liked the outline of this dog
2nd: Ashbrae Fellman at Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding) Spannable, good head and expression, good proportions, coat not at its best today, good texture and good pelt
3rd: Rossula Wildgorse (Mrs M Warren)
Res: Mighty Singer (Scattergood & Headley)
VHC: The Dark Crystal (Mrs Anderson)
h3. Limit – Dog
Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st: Master Minstral at Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding) Dark grizzle, attractive dog, strong head with strong muzzle, good scull, well set ears, ribs carried well back, narrow body, good coat texture, good mover, stood out in drive behind in this class
2nd: Foxcraig Magic Max at Tyneaster (Mrs S F Gill) Well balanced dog. Nice head and expression, good neck sloping into well laid shoulders, very good coat, texture and pelt, preferred the head and movements of the winner
3rd: Foxcraig Jester (Mr G Sugars)
Res: Ragatam Hawk at Staynorwood (Mr & Mrs G Richardson)
VHC: Leppington Leonardo (Mrs S Tisdale)
h3. Open – Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st: CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Attractive dog, good otter head with good expression, nice neck and topline, narrow body, ribs carried well back, coat needs time, excellent movements with good drive behind
2nd: CH Ragatam Harris JW (Miss T Peacock) Lovely typical head with a short strong muzzle and keen expression, lovely small well set ears, liked the way the scull slopes into neck and shoulder, narrow front and body, a bit weak in pastern, good mover
3rd: Iacheslei Torus JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res: Comberdown Jailbreak to Vandamere JW (Mr & Mrs Higham)
VHC: Earthwise Deuteronomy ShCM (Miss A W Culley)
h3. Minor Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st: Picer Hildora (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) 7 months old attractive puppy, a picture standing. Somewhat long in muzzle, strong jaw, good expression, good scull and well set ears, lovely neck sloping into well set shoulders and super topline, ribs carried well back, good tailset, neat feet, very good double coat, moved very well for age
2nd: Akenside Branflake (Mrs S Murray) Strong-headed younger bitch puppy, somewhat round in eye, good neck, good length of body and ribs carried well back, super double coat, moved well for age
3rd: Magic Pearl by Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)
Res: Thorneyburn Olive Oyl (Mrs M J Wanless)
VHC: Badgerholme Ascot Opal (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson & Miss T James)
h3. Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 1
h3. Junior – Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st: Joncroft Diawl Bach (Mr & Mrs Johnston) Well-made bitch of a taller size. Good head and expression, very good neck, narrow front and well laid shoulder, narrow body, well set tail, keeps the topline well on the move, good feet with thick pads
2nd: Stineval Santina (Mr & Mrs A Horner) Smaller size of bitch, shorter in neck and body. Reasonable head, well set ears, a bit upright in shoulder, narrow body but a bit too short, good double coat, lacks drive when moving, thick pads
3rd: Picer Grace Darling (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Res: Glenbucket Lady Charlotte (Mrs M Alexander)
VHC: Seymours Bubble and Squeak for Ralenrio (Mr D J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
h3. Maiden – Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st: Badgerholme Ascot Opal (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson & Miss T James) 7 months old bitch, still immature, good breed type. Good size, good head for age, narrow front, excels in coat and pelt, good angulation front and rear
2nd: Tyneaster Ancnoc Brenna of Drigothe (Mr S & Mrs C E Griffiths) Nice size of bitch, head OK but would prefer a shorter muzzle, a bit short in neck, narrow body, low tailset, lacks in angulation front and rear
3rd: Kalebank Heathers Choice (Mrs S Portsmouth)
h3. Novice – Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st: Joncroft Never Unprepared (Mr & Mrs M Johnson) Taller bitch, very similar to the winner of the Junior Class. Good expression, would prefer a stronger muzzle, good neck sloping into level topline, good tailset, narrow front, good feet with thick pads, coat a little short today but good texture, excels in movement
2nd: Grettacs Magical Girl (Mr D Scattergood & Ms L Headley) Rich red grizzle. Good size, heavier all over, lovely otter head with good expression and lovely set small ears. Shorter in neck and body. Rib somewhat oversprung. Good bone. Excellent coat.
3rd: Stineval Santina (Mr & Mrs A Horner)
Res: Badgerholme Ascot Opal (Mr & Mrs B Dickinson & Miss T James)
VHC: Tyneaster Ancnoc Brenna of Drigothe (Mr S & Mrs C E Griffiths)
h3. Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st: Ravenside Ma Biche at Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury) Balanced outline with a good head, not too much stop, good muzzle and flat scull. Neat ears, well set. Narrow front, very good neck sloping into well laid shoulders, very good length of body. Ribs carried well back. Good tailset, short carrot tail carried well on the move. Excellent double coat. Not overdone in any way. I am looking forward to follow this one in the future.
2nd: Dugaden Capercaillie (Mrs. H. McKenzie) B&t bitch. Good head, narrow front and a very good shoulder, good length of body and rib carried well back. Somewhat weak in pastern. Tailset a little low. Coat could be harsher and pelt could be thicker.
3rd: Iacheslei Cantilena JW (Miss A Harrison)
Res: Redfox Rhea at Enterlaw (Mr & Mrs Walton)
VHC: Tyneaster Ancnoc Dara (Mrs S F Gill)
h3. Limit – Bitch
Entries: 15 Absentees: 6
1st: Appleside Gala at Caldewgate (Mr A Burke) Very typey bitch, well constructed. Lovely otter head with strong short muzzle, good expression and neat well set ears. Good neck flowing into well laid shoulder and level topline. Good carrot tail. Double harsh coat, maybe not at its best today. Good bone. Good mover.
2nd: Rexlands Golden Plover by Karison JW (Miss K & Mrs D Johnson & Pearson) Also very typey bitch, just preferred the head of the winner, a hard decision. Good head and expression with small ears, narrow front, good neck well set on to a narrow body of good length. Well laid back shoulders. Thick double coat. Strode out well when moving.
3rd: Riseburn Roulette (Miss C Tutin)
Res: Joncroft Scullery Maid by Apasc (Mrs A Culley)
VHC: Carrickfarm Maddy (Mrs V M Armstrong)
h3. Open – Bitch
Entries: 13 Absentees: 8
1st: CH Blue Tutu Via Ycart (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler) Elegant type of bitch, narrow all over. Good head with keen expression, neat ears. Good reach of neck and level topline, narrow front and body with ribs carried well back. Good angulation both ends. Harsh coat although not at its best today. Particularly liked her topline both standing and on the move.
2nd: CH Remony Barley Twist JW ShCM (Mrs A E Gregory) Also an elegant type of bitch, shorter in back than the winner. Lovely head with a short muzzle and a keen expression, well set-on ears. Narrow front, good bone, small feet with thick pads. Nice neck sloping into a narrow body, would prefer the ribs carried a bit further back. Super topline and tailset. Good mover. A hard decision, preferred the proportions of the winner.
3rd: CH Nanrich Lets Go To Vandamere ShCM (Miss J Singh)
Res: Lairehope Diamant Chienne (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC: Karison Kamellia JW (Miss K Johnson)
h3. Special Open Dog or Bitch
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
h3. Veteran – Dog or Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st: Tweedburn Sweatheart (Mr & Mrs Archibald) 7 years old well balanced bitch. Nice otter head with strong muzzle and good scull, neat ears, well set on. Good neck and shoulder, ribs carried well back. Very good topline and tailset. Excelled in movements.
2nd: CH Ashbrae Poacher (Mr A & Mrs E Cuthbertson) 7 years old attractive rich red grizzle strongheaded male. Classical otter head with strong short muzzle, keen expression, lovely small ears. Narrow in front, neck floating into narrow body. Still spannable. Lovely harsh double coat. Looked wonderful standing but lost his topline when moving and did not stride out like the bitch.
3rd: Foxcraig Fern (Mr G R Sugars)
Res: Remony Sunset Song ShCM (Mrs A E Gregory)
VHC: Beauty of Lund (Mrs S Portsmouth)
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