Venue: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG
Judge: Mr Mark Lowry (Ravenside)
Entries: 149 making 153
Thank you to Darlington Dog Show Society for inviting me to judge their show. Special thanks to my stewards who’s relaxed but competent manner made for an enjoyable show, also a big thank you to all the exhibitors for allowing me to go over their dogs. I was very happy with my main winners who I felt were fit for purpose and should have continued success in the show ring.
Mouths were good with even the smaller exhibits still having big strong teeth. Coats were of various lengths as to be expected. The two biggest concerns were heavy, almost sprung ribs in some dogs. Even on some smaller dogs and bitches, which in profile appear fine, but when going over, were surprisingly big in rib. This would hinder them when working underground. I am not saying they should be flat ribbed but the standard states deep and narrow and not over sprung.
Also I found not many dogs moving without much drive from behind. They should have the soundness to follow a horse. I did think on the whole that dogs were turned out very well and temperaments appeared good.
Best Of Breed: CH Tythrop Timepiece
DCC: CH Tythrop Timepiece
RDCC: CH Tojamatt Warlord
RBCC: Tythrop Turn Back Time
Best Puppy: Witch Way to Thorneyhurst
Best Veteran: CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
7 year old grizzle and tan in excellent condition. Lovely bodylines, super otter head and dark eye. Coat just coming in but showing texture, moved well for and aft.
2nd - CH Vandamere's Secret Agent JW (Mrs D Phillips)
9 year old dog who I have admired for a while. Shorter coupled dog than first and getting a little heavier in the rib with age. Moved well.
3rd - Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)
Res - StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
VHC - Borderella Day Tripper JW ShCM (Mrs P South)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st - Cedarhill Ghost Writer (Mrs M Fleming)
7 month old grizzle and tan with good bodylines. Thick pelt with good double coat and nice bend of stifle. Moved well holding a good topline. A little loose in front but still my overall pick.
2nd - Tojamatt Moriarty (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Another grizzle and tan nearly 7 months, excellent coat, lovely expression, keen dark eye, preferred overall outline of winner
3rd - Stowthorney Renegade (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Res - Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe)
VHC - Carrock Carling (Mr J & Mrs Y Robinson)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Bardenfox A View To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
10 Month Old Grizzle And Tan In Full Coat, Keen Dark Eye Good Earset With Good Topline And Short Carrot Tail. Moved With Drive. BPD
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st - Brumberhill Back T'future (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Blue and tan that stood out in this class. Excellent head with keen dark eye, good earset.. Big white teeth. Thick double coat with loose pelt with the very best well-muscled hind quarters. Promising.
2nd - Mcbrock Court Jester (Mr & Mrs Mann & Mrs McFarlane)
grizzle and tan ,pleasing head dark eye with good bodylines.moved and showed well .
3rd - Mysulan Going Solo (Mrs S J Baxter)
Res - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
VHC - Brumberhill Breitling (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
Grizzle and tan with lovely dark eye. Super pinwire coat holding a level topline with short carrot tail. Would like to see more drive from behind.
2nd - Stineval Basil Of Cromlechs ShCM (Miss K Hamilton)
Blue and tan with excellent coat, showed and moved well, just preferred head of winner.
3rd - Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Glenbucket Highland Lad (Mrs N Anderson)
VHC - Tyneaster Dark Agent (Mrs S F Gill)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Markington Apollo (Mrs M Houseman)
Grizzle and tan with strong head, with flat skull and shallow stop. Another with great bodylines, muscular hindquarters and good topline. Stood out in class.
2nd - Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Grizzle and tan, rangier than winner, big strong teeth, moved and handled well. Short of coat today.
3rd - Fieldsearch Phantom (Mr D Pearson)
Res - Foxcraig Magic Dyson (Mr G R Sugars)
VHC - Glenbucket Whisky Mac (Mrs A Howard)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
1st - Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Grizzle and tan that I have admired for some time. Excellent masculine head with keen dark eye. Lovely lay of shoulder, narrow throughout. The best of coats. Strong hindquarters, moved effortlessly, covering the ground with ease. Strongly considered for top honours.
2nd - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)
Blue and tan, different type to winner. Strong head with nice expression, shorter coupled than winner. Good thick pelt. Moved well.
3rd - Ridgebow Rifleman JW (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Res - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
VHC - Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 1
1st - CH Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
Blue and tan that excels in many departments without being over done in any way. Good head with keen expression and dark eye with correct earset. Clean through the shoulders with neat straight front. BEST OF RIBS WITH STRONG LOIN AND WELL-MUSCLED HINDQUATERS. Excellent wire coat with correct banding.
Moved round the ring with purpose and drive, covering the ground effortlessly holding level topline throughout. Easily spanned. B.O.B
2nd - CH Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Grizzle and tan that is bigger than the first but still easily spanned and could do a days work. Excels in head, shallow stop. Good topline, with harsh double coat. Strong hindquarters. Moved well, especially in challenge.
3rd - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
Res - CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
VHC - Remony Merry Gentleman (Mrs. H Allison)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
9 ½ year old grizzle and tan with lovely feminine head, good reach of neck, narrow throughout. Looks younger than her years!
2nd - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Grizzle and tan with keen dark eye. Heavier in rib than winner. Moved and showed well. Short of coat today.
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st - Dandyhow Saffron (Mrs K Irving)
Grizzle and tan nearly 9 months old with good harsh coat, nice feminine head, straight front, showed well.
2nd - Stowthorney Clairvoyant (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Another grizzle and tan just over 6 months that took my eye. Nice head, length of rib, easily spanned, moved well. No coat today, looks promising.
3rd - Carrock Caelan (Ms J Fawcett)
Res - Northborders Lady Mary (Miss J North)
VHC - Tojamatt Make Believe (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Witch Way to Thorneyhurst (Miss L Illingworth)
11 month old grizzle and tan. Lovely type pup with nice feminine head. Keen dark eye, good reach of neck. In good coat with strong hindquarters, moved well and easily spanned. Promising future. B.P
2nd - Bardenfox Octopussy (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Another nice grizzle and tan pup that moved well around the ring. A little heavier in the rib than the winner, easily spanned.
3rd - Tojamatt Make Believe (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Res - Henley Star (Mrs J Potts)
Entries: 19 Absentees: 4
1st - Bandicoot Dragon Glass (Mrs V L K Docwra)
Grizzle and tan with a great outline, lovely head and full flat skull, narrow straight front with good topline held on the move. A one to watch.
2nd - Hawcoat Ugogirl (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Blue and tan, another bitch with nice bodylines, narrow throughout, pleasing head, very feminine, good bend of stifle, moved well around the ring.
3rd - Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine JW (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)
Res - Mcbrock Chantilly Chateau (Mr A Hurst)
VHC - Stineval Malizia (Mr A & Mrs C Horner)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
1st - Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Blue and tan. Nice feminine head, good earset with dark eye, nice reach of neck with good lay of shoulder, straight front, easily spanned. Excellent double harsh coat with good banding. Moved around the ring effortlessly.
2nd - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Grizzle and tan bitch with lovely head, showed in good coat, a little heavier in rib than first dog but still spanable, also moved well.
3rd - Otterpaws Firebird (Miss A M Dixon)
Res - Diggsad Dizzy Dizzy Dora (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
VHC - Keebank Withy Song (Mrs L Rostron)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
Grizzle and tan bitch that stood out in this class, liked her overall type, nice head with good reach of neck, good length of rib, easily spanned, moved well.
2nd - Foxcraig Magic Bubbles (Mr G R Sugars)
Grizzle and tan, different type to winner, more of a compact, shorter coupled bitch in full double coat. Strong head easily spanned and showed and moved well.
3rd - Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)
Res - Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
VHC - Blewecourt Carpe Horam (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 1
1st - Remony Frosted Ivy JW (Mrs A Gregory)
Grizzle and tan bitch, lovely feminine head with keen dark eye, straight front with tight compact feet, she has a good reach of neck with narrow rib, excellent topline, which was held as she moved effortlessly around the ring. Excellent tight harsh coat in top condition. BCC
2nd - Bruadar Girl At Cromlechs (Miss K Hamilton)
Another quality grizzle and tan bitch showed in good double coat. Strong, but feminine head, showed and moved well. Promising future.
3rd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Res - Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright)
VHC - Comberdown Stitch (Mr I & Mrs A Higham)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st - Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)
A blue and tan that has bags of quality. Nice head with keen dark almond eye, lovely reach of neck. Narrow front with tight feet excellent rib, easily spanned, excels in topline with strong loin and hindquarters. Short carrot tail. Double deep coat with thick pelt and correct banding. Covered the ground with ease. RBCC
2nd - Howthwaite in Vogue (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)
Grizzle and tan, another quality exhibit, unfortunate to come up against winner today. Nice head, narrow front. Well angulated at the back and another one that moved very well around the ring once settles.
3rd - CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW (Miss D Bladen)
Res - Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC - Mcbrock Miss Amelia (Mr & Mrs J R Mann)