Venue: WESTPOINT, CLYST ST MARY, EXETER EX5 1DJ
Judge: Miss Diane Swales (Grabbist)
Entries: 116 making 121
My thanks to the Secretary and Committee for inviting me to judge at this most enjoyable show and to my two extremely efficient stewards, Felicity Snook and Lady Elain Macdonald, who kept the ring flowing smoothly. I am grateful to the exhibitors for a good entry including some very nice Borders and some promising youngsters. Overall mouths were good with strong, clean teeth and correct bites except for one overshot. Skins were an improvement on my last judging appointment, the majority being thick and loose but I do not like the tendency to strip coats out leaving little evidence of a harsh, dense coat. Remembering that a Border is ‘essentially a working Terrier’ it concerns me that there are a number being shown that really do not measure up to that description both in jacket and the lack of drive and ability to cover the ground when moving. These comments do not apply to my winners and I was so pleased to find many that really measure up to most points in the standard.
Best Of Breed: Tyrian Outlaw
DCC: Tyrian Outlaw
RDCC: Stineval Napoleon JW
BCC: Irton Enigma
Best Puppy: TPG3, Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet
Best Veteran: CH Irton Up Helly Aa
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet (Mrs K Irving)
Good in all breed respects, excellent coat, lovely ‘otter head’ with keen eye. Needed time to settle when moving but once he did showed really good movement which strengthened each time I saw him.
2nd - Moleschamber Dalrymple (Mrs L Pile)
Good front and shoulder. Moved well
3rd - Kirkbyvalley Silent Storm (Mr L & Miss I M Jackson & Dugdale)
Who kept the ring moving so well.
Res - Roxambor Magical Timepiece (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Navy Seal By Tyrian (Mrs K A Dean)
Workmanlike appearance. Covered ground when moving engaging hindquarters. Good coat and pelt.
2nd - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Very like first, but did not settle quite so well. On another day these two could change places and I shall follow their future showing careers. Interested to see that they are by my BOB & Best Veteran respectively.
3rd - Stowthorney Mr Tickle (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Onthill Aramis (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Good outline with correct tail set. Moved steadily on nice tight feet. Correct mouth with strong teeth. Good coat.
2nd - Toftahill New Edition (Mrs L Eriksson)
Smart dog. Movement lacked drive.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Headed a really lovely class. A balanced dog with excellent attributes who came close in the challenge. Super pelt, good shoulder and lay of rib. Easy to span, moved with drive.
2nd - Glebeheath Smash N'grab (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
Another very good, workmanlike dog with a pleasing outline and strong movement.
3rd - Manorborders Maverick By Tyrian (Mrs K Dean)
Res - Foxfactor Scotts Briar (Mr G Horton & Ms G E Green)
VHC - Tarkaswell Dr Zhivago At Moleschamber (Ms L Pile)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
Another very pleasing class headed by two excellent Borders who were hard to split, but my winner displayed more confidence today.
1st - Tyrian Outlaw (Mrs K Dean)
Excelled in all respects. Strong movement, really ground covering, using hindquarters. Very good jacket and the appearance of one that could last all day at work. Loved his Border head and confident expression which gave him the class today. CC & BOB,
2nd - Stineval Napoleon JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Another top quality Border. Much the same comments as first and one I hope to hear more of. Unlucky to meet today. RCC
3rd - Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Res - Bortino Red Emperor (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
VHC - Mansergh Burne Jones (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Entries: 12 Absentees: 0
1st - Cobstoneway Lazy River (Mesdames R & J Squibbs & Barker)
Quality dog with good topline, very pleasing head and moved well with drive.
2nd - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Nice B/T. Good shoulders. Level topline. Moved true. A bit subdued.
3rd - Badgerbeck Prototype (Miss S L Hillman)
Res - Otterwood Cyrus JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
VHC - Bortino High Society (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
A first class Border with a superb jacket. Confident with eye catching presence.
2nd - CH Stineval Acerola With Tyrian JW (Professor S P Dean)
Similar to first. Very good on all Border points but not the coat.
3rd - Tufterslodge Walnut At Orangebox ShCM (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Res - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
VHC - Bolt Tail Jebba ShCM (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Cobstoneway Love Song (Mrs G Stevens)
Pleasing pup with correct coat. Good mouth and otter head. Moved well and stood freely.
2nd - Otterwood Domina Candesco (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Another nice one, close to first in most respects but not quite so alert.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
A promising class and certainly the first five all looked as though they had the characteristics to work.
1st - Bardenfox Pussy Galore (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore)
Well made, confident 10/12 Pup. Good shoulders with tail well set on. Moved soundly.
2nd - Irton Scotch Mist (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Another very good one with good conformation, excellent coat and true movement.
3rd - Earthtaw Graceful (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
A business-like pup with some very good breed points.
Res - Badgerbeck Fair Trade (Miss S L Hillman)
VHC - Dandyhow Mazurka (Mrs K Irving)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 3
1st - Earthtaw Groundsel In Tufterslodge (Ms J M Woolacott)
B/t. Good pelt and coat. Pleasing head. Moved out well. A good type.
2nd - Argentail Titania by Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
Another sporting type with good movement and correct head.
3rd - Blewecourt Carpe Horam (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
Res - Rosie Amber Rose At Roxambor (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
VHC - Benattivo Good Friday (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)
Entries: 18 Absentees: 2
1st - Tojamatt Debutante For Dowgri ShCM (Mr W & Mrs T J Baird)
Nicely built. Good coat and pleasing head. Stands and moves well maintaining outline.
2nd - Bortino Lady Jane (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Workmanlike. Moved well covering ground when not being gaited too fast
3rd - Glebeheath Gold'n Girl (Mr & Mrs D Nightingale)
Res - Badgerbeck Cha Cha Cha at Roxambor (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
VHC - Foxfactor Lavender Blue (Mrs K Stockley)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 0
Good trio headed this class.
1st - Tarkaswell Double Agent JW (Mrs C E Samsom)
A very good bitch with lovely racy outline. Good pelt, super head. Moved out well and stood and showed freely. RCC
2nd - Clipstone Sail Away (Mrs A Nilsson)
Another bitch with correct ‘Border’ characteristics and good movement.
3rd - Mansergh Plusfours (Miss A Roslin-Williams)
Had everything I like to find in a Border and I really liked her but she seemed a little unsettled.
Res - Abisu Solitaire At Tojamatt (Mr D & Mrs A Matthews)
VHC - Atanasova Lady Sofiya at Roxambor (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 6
1st - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
An excellent Border, super jacket, of type not often seen in the ring today, and a hard, well muscled dog beneath it. Good neck and shoulders, spans, strong hindquarters. Moved very well, with drive and covering ground. CC
2nd - Bortino Smiling Queen (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Nice overall shape. Skin good but I would like to see more coat.
3rd - Multi CH Borderby's Kisses Of Fire (Mrs A Nilsson)
Res - Orangecastle Zaurak at Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley)
VHC - Bimandi's Bellissima (Mr V J Pearce)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Rhozzum Keynote With Foxfactor JW (Mrs K D Stockley)
Pleasing head and general shape. Good pelt. Moved well.
2nd - Lutrabeck Layla (Mrs S A & Mr M J & Miss J Taylor)
Moved and showed well.
3rd - Badgerbeck Tree Pipit At Tilmoray JW ShCM (Mrs M Small)
Res - Clipstone Terra (Ms V Griffiths & Miss P Scott)