Venue: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW
Judge: Mr Frank Nicholls (Halcus)
Entries: 144 making 176
An excellent entry, with real quality in both dogs and bitches. I’m only sorry we were forced indoors after the puppy bitch class to get out of the biting wind bouncing off the Malvern Hills. Heads were generally good, just a few snipey muzzles, and three or four light noses. I found no bad mouths. Quite a few had short, round rib cages with weak loins. Coats were pretty good overall. The biggest problem, and has been for quite some time, was poor front movement, with exhibits moving quite reasonably, and as one would expect from a breed expected to run whilst carrying out its job, when viewed from the side, only to wave their legs all over the place when coming towards me.
Best Of Breed: Bandicoot Doc Martin
DCC: Bandicoot Doc Martin
BCC: Irton Enigma
Best Puppy: Shiftyfox Tried And Tested
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Borderella Day Tripper JW ShCM (Mrs P South)
Lovely outline, Good coat and pelt, clean shoulders, narrow front, good size. Moved ok if a little loose in front.
2nd - Bortino High Society (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Narrow build, coat not as good as 1, Moved well.
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Shiftyfox Tried And Tested (Mr G Wildey)
Lovely masculine young lad. Narrow all through. Good head set on good neck into excellent shoulders. Nicely made front and racy at the back. Excellent coat and pelt. Moved well for one so young. Best puppy. Will watch his progress with interest.
2nd - Shiftyfox To The Victor (Mr V J Pearce)
Another excellent puppy. Very similar to 1, (I later found out they were out of the same litter), same comments apply, except his coat was not quite as good on the day.
3rd - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony (Miss J Hughes)
Res - Tufterslodge Tea For Two (Ms J M Woollacott)
VHC - Chatmoss Locksmith (Miss G & Mr T Lowe & Miles)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Narrow, nicely made blue and tan. Good head, good shape in outline, moved very well.
2nd - Mysulan Going Solo (Mrs S J Baxter)
Another lovely blue and tan, narrow front, but just preferred the angulation of 1, good backline, moved well.
3rd - Brumberhill Back T'future (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Res - Southash Deputy Sheriff At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)
VHC - Chorbeck Chatty Man (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Beautiful narrow built red, lovely head, neck and shoulders, moved very well.
2nd - Orangebox Dark Energy (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Excellent young blue and tan dog. Moved ok. Nice head.
3rd - Chorbeck Chatty Man (Mrs H Haughton)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra)
Beautifully constructed, masculine red grizzle, excellent coat and pelt, lovely head, reach of neck, clean shoulders. Good length of narrow body, ribbed well back, firm loin, good angulation front and back, easily spanned, moved with true easy motion at front and plenty of drive at the back. CC and BOB.
2nd - Baywillow Blueprint (Mrs G Hyslop & Mrs M Reeves)
Blue and tan with excellent coat and pelt. Constructed very well with narrow body of the correct length, nicely made front, racy quarters, good head. Good for size. Moved very well, as good as any on the day. Kept his good backline on the move.
3rd - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
Res - Roxambor Magical Timepiece (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
VHC - Alcumlow Parsley (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony (Miss J Hughes)
Good red/ grizzle coat, moved ok.
2nd - Brumberhill Back T'future (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Good blue and tan coat, good length of back and tail set, good front.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
Nicely made blue and tan. Excellent head, good front, nice size, good angulation front and back, good top line and tail set, excellent coat and pelt, moved well.
2nd - Stowthorney Mr Tickle JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Nice in outline with a good head, but not the coat of 1. Moved ok.
3rd - Badgerbeck Prototype (Miss S L Hillman)
Res - Glebeheath Smash N'grab (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
VHC - Renaissance Rhododendron (Miss L E Westland)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
A strong class.
1st - Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
Very nicely made blue and tan. Good for size, moved with plenty of drive. Narrow all through, good head, lovely neck and shoulders. Excellent coat and pelt. Considered him seriously for further honours but in the challenge the two green card winners moved truer coming to me.
2nd - Stineval Napoleon JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Attractive red grizzle, has matured nicely, lovely head, narrow build with good angulation front and back. Excellent coat and pelt, easily spanned, moved very well. Preferred the longer back of 1.
3rd - Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
Res - Gameway Mcvitie JW (Mrs P Clark)
VHC - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Lovely stallion dog. Good head into lovely neck and clean shoulders, narrow all through with good ribs, firm loin and tail set, excellent coat and pelt. Good rear angulation. Very fit and moved with precision. Res. CC.
2nd - Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Close up behind 1. Good head but perhaps not the strength of muzzle of the class winner. Nicely built throughout with excellent outline, racy well muscled quarters and lovely front, well set tail. Moved well. A very nice dog.
3rd - Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher)
Res - Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
VHC - CH Badgerbeck Uncle Fester (Miss L M Jenkins)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Cedarhill Stargazer JW ShCM (Miss A Speake & Mr H S Speake)
Excellent red grizzle coat, narrow build with a decent front. His head is not his fortune. Moved ok.
2nd - Borderella Day Tripper JW ShCM (Mrs P South)
3rd - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
Lovely lady. Moved very well, excellent coat and head. Nicely constructed.
2nd - Aurora's Popcorn ShCM (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Moved beautifully, narrow build, she also sported an excellent coat and pelt.
3rd - Lutrabeck Layla (Mrs S A & Mr M J & Miss J Taylor)
Res - Bortino Smiling Queen (Mr D K & Mrs D Martin)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - Southash Finding Bliss (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Very nice puppy, excellent coat, sweet head, very well made on narrow lines, good front.
2nd - Colourbox Orange Pippin With Swingwing (Mrs G & Mr & Mrs G Cove Print & Fordham)
Nicely constructed, could benefit from a little more weight, moved well.
3rd - Quite Fiery Lucifer by Badgerbeck (Miss L M Jenkins)
Res - Bromsden Skyfall (Mrs L J Vintcent)
VHC - Witch Way to Thorneyhurst (Miss L Illingworth)
Entries: 14 Absentees: 1
3 very nice puppies headed this class.
1st - Southash Annie Oakley At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)
Lovely red grizzle, moved beautifully for a youngster, nicely constructed with narrow body, good ribs and front, looked good in outline.
2nd - Bandicoot Dragon Glass (Mrs V L K Docwra)
Another lovely red grizzle, excellent coat, lovely head, larger than 1 but ok. Excellent shoulders and neck, narrow build.
3rd - Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)
Res - Mcbrock Chantilly Chateau (Mr A Hurst)
VHC - Hawcoat Ugogirl (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Brankell Double Or Quits (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Nicely constructed, narrow all through, lovely head and front, moved very well with drive from her good rear angulation. Excellent coat.
2nd - Picer Flora Mcivor (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Built on narrow lines with good length of back, good tail set, excellent angulation at both ends, moved very well
3rd - Cobstoneway Love Song (Mrs G Stevens)
Res - Thistlestone Rhyme N' Reason (Miss J & Mr S May & Whisker)
VHC - Imperterrito Agenda By Borderella (Mrs P South)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
1st - Byrewick Valentine (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Excellent blue and tan coat, firm loin, decent angulation and well set tail, head ok, to be critical perhaps a bit weak in muzzle, moved very well.
2nd - Heatherdrift Harmony At Bluebabel (Mr K P & Mrs N B Yates)
Narrow build, good in outline, excellent red grizzle coat, moved true front and back and with plenty of drive.
3rd - Otterwood Domina Candesco (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Res - Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Ritchie)
VHC - Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 4
1st - Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)
Lovely red bitch, very well made, placed her 3rd in puppy but that’s no disgrace in an excellent class and she could easily reverse that in the future. Hope she doesn’t grow on too much. Moved with the best.
2nd - Quite Fiery Lucifer by Badgerbeck (Miss L M Jenkins)
I hope the handler perseveres with this attractive bottle of pop. Very nicely constructed (when she is still enough to be seen and handled). Good size, nice and narrow, good ribs, decent head.
3rd - Imperterrito Agenda By Borderella (Mrs P South)
Res - Earthtaw Herb Robert (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 3
1st - Ellhex Dizzie Miss Lizzie (Ms M Render & Ms T James)
Won this class well. Lovely in outline, narrow all through, good coat and loose pelt. Good mover.
2nd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
Built on similar lines to 1, perhaps not so well ribbed back, Good head, excellent coat, moved well.
3rd - Emblehope Songcraft (Mrs E Ramsay)
Res - Torryburn Cadenza (Miss J Aldis)
VHC - Badgerbeck Cha Cha Cha at Roxambor (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
1st - Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)
Beautifully made blue and tan, narrow all through, good head, lovely neck and shoulders, good length of back, well set tail. Backline maintained on the move.
2nd - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
Different type, very well constructed and attractive bitch, good head, excellent rear angulation, good texture to her top coat however it’s a great shame she had little or no ticking.
3rd - Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Res - Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC - Comberdown Stitch (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Entries: 17 Absentees: 7
1st - Irton Enigma (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
Shown in terrific full double coat, excellent head with strong muzzle and lovely tidy ears, very good ribs in a body of excellent length, firm loin, excellent angles at both ends, moved effortlessly and true front and back. Bitch CC.
2nd - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)
Very attractive showy grizzle, in lovely condition. Smaller than 1 and nicely constructed, good head, excellent coat and pelt, moved very well. Res.CC.
3rd - Shiftyfox Mystical Dream (Mr G Wildey)
Res - Picer Aimee Vilbert JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
VHC - NORDUCH/DKCH/NOUCH/SEUCH Clipstone Sail Away NO JV-13,SE JV-13 (Mrs A Nilsson)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Borderella Snap Dragon (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman)
Nice in profile. Excellent coat and pelt, narrow build, moved ok
2nd - Imperterrito Agenda By Borderella (Mrs P South)
Nicely built , decent head and well set tail, good coat
3rd - Aurora's Popcorn ShCM (Mr E Tart & Miss A E Speake)
Res - Achouffe Berrimin (Mrs G M Dunmore)
VHC - Bimandi's Bellissima (Mr V J Pearce)