Venue: The Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE
Judge: Mr Mark Walshaw (Janmark)
Entries: 98 making 125
Many thanks to the society for inviting me to award Challenge Certificates for the first time for this breed at this show. The show had a wonderful atmosphere throughout & it was great to see the other terrier breeds gaining support from exhibitors. I was delighted with the entry of 98. Thank you to my stewards Bill and Trish, who kept the ring running very smoothly and to all the exhibitors who entered under me today. I consider it a great achievement to be able to handle & judge this lovely breed I thank the exhibitors for their sporting behaviour & kind comments afterwards. I personally had an enjoyable day, despite been very much under the weather & to be honest really struggled at times, but thankfully I continued to ply myself with tablets, lozenges and drinks. I tried to judge the dogs as I saw them on the day, based on their virtues, difficult at times, due to the varying types. The quality within the entry was in the bitches. Front movement is obviously an issue within the breed & in some classes; I had to be lenient with this obvious fault. Again it was disappointing to find so many with so little muscle tone. Coats & pelts were generally good throughout, considering the time of year & dentition was also good with large teeth in abundance. It was a pleasure to see not one cross word between the dogs & temperaments were excellent. Quite a few were wriggly little devils on the table, but guess all aren’t, or supposed to be statues.
Best Of Breed: TG4, CH/Ger CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW
RDCC: Breckgreen Soldier Blue
RBCC: Ravenside Calima
Best Puppy: Picer Beth Chatto
Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
Three very nice puppies topped this class, many virtues amongst them & I am sure they will change places many times.
1st - Ianteg Cream Cookie (Miss S Richie)
Strong head and underjaw, good dentition, tidy ears & dark eye on this youngster. Ample reach of neck & Balanced throughout with ample bone. Narrow throughout, good ribbing & decent tailset. Standing on tidy feet. Good for size. In decent muscular condition. Came to life on the move, true both ways & covered the ground keeping topline. Looked like he could go all day.
2nd - Fisherbloom Kiss My Class (Miss G Adams)
Dark grizzle and tan with a dark eye, good ears and correct bite. Ample reach of neck leading into well laid shoulders, tidy neat feet Body good with length of rib. Well set on tail and good rear angulation, Sporting a good coat and pelt. Moved well in profile.
3rd - Dandyhow Captain Morgan (Mrs K Irving)
Res - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
VHC - Eneonith Marbles (Miss J Burrell)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
Full of breed type. Red dog that fills your eye. Great head, strong throughout, dark eye & good ears, with lovely expression. Ok for bone. Shown in decent coat with good pelt. Good through body, balanced, narrow & well ribbed. Not settled on the move which cost him higher rewards
2nd - Jrasamuyr Campbell Black (Miss C Khatchikian)
Pleasing shape overall & well balanced. Good angulation throughout. Little fine throughout.
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
Strong class, quality in the top 4.
1st - Bowencloud Busy Bee JW (Mrs S J Ruth)
Grizzle. 15 mth. Clean throughout, with overall lovely shape and balance. Very attractive, a good otter head, with strength, dark eye & tidy ears. He catches your eye. He was shown in good coat and body condition. Well angulated front with clean shoulders. Narrow through body with good ribbing. Well angled rear. Sporting a smart jacket. His movement was smooth & positive and this and his overall balance won him first place in this strong class of quality males.
2nd - Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
A lot to like about this young man. Head is ok, enough strength, dark eye & tidy ears which are used well. Good through neck, clean shoulders and straight topline. Straight front, narrow through body & well ribbed, overall nicely balanced. He has a good quality coat & pelt. Moved ok.
3rd - Ravenside Le Gourmand (Mr A G & Mrs B A Lattimer)
Res - Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin)
VHC - Lockhaugh Linx To Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong)
Blue and Tan dog with nice head and big teeth with correct bite, good reach of neck and shoulders, easy to span with good top line and tail set . Kept a Level topline, was standing on neat feet. Excellent coat and pelt. Moved well both ways.
2nd - Chorbeck Space Cowboy JW (Mrs H Haughton)
Smart throughout. Just preferred overall balance of 1. Tidy head, good in front, ample in ribs, & good angulation throughout. Sporting a tidy jacket.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe)
Good for size and balance. Narrow through. Pleasing head, good neck. Decent ribs & tailset. Angulation good & moved ok.
2nd - Brumberhill Breitling (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)
Another with a pleasing head, good neck & decent through body. Balanced. Narrow throughout. Sporting a decent jacket. Moved OK.
3rd - Southash Deputy Sheriff At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)
Res - Glebeheath Smash N'grab (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
VHC - Bristoc Rock The Boat at Bluebabel (Mr K P & Mrs N B Yates)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green)
Blue and tan, with Masculine head, dark eye, good bite & strong underjaw. balanced throughout with nothing exaggerated. He had a lovely outline which was pleasing on the eye. Good for size, with a good length of body. He is well ribbed with a short strong loin. Ample bone. Stood on tidy feet. Put down in fit hard condition. He Moved foot perfect every time, keeping his topline & tailset. Really seemed up for the challenge today & showed his socks off, which clinched him the RCC
2nd - Brumberhill Back T' Future JW (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Another blue and tan that pushed for first. Pleasing head for shape, balance and expression, dark eye. Good length of neck and clean shoulder, straight front. Well made through body, decent ribbing, with a well angulated firm rear, which was racey. Decent tailset. Covered the ground and moved out ok, but not as precise and as positive coming towards me as the first, which was the deciding factor.
3rd - Brackenfell Raggamuffin (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Res - Otterwood Caius JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
VHC - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony JW (Miss J Hughes)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - CH/Ger CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Easy to see why this young man does so well. Looks a picture stood and certainly doesn’t disappoint hands on. Strong otter head, keen dark eye, clean bite, tidy ears, with correct set. Strong neck leading into clean shoulders & straight front. Lovely through body, with good ribbing & level topline, which was held on the move. Short harsh jacket, covered his balanced well boned & muscled body. He stacked to perfection on command, stood on clean tidy well-padded feet. He moves out with style and did enough movement wise to clinch top awards, I have however seen him more positive.
2nd - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
Correct in head and expression, with dark eye. Good through neck and shoulders. Straight front, good depth & enough ribbing through body and a level back. Correctly made hindquarters, ample angulation and with decent muscletone. Sporting a decent jacket with good pelt. Movement was good, steady and flowing. Just felt he lacked a bit of spirit/sparkle in the run off and was pipped for bigger honours.
3rd - CH Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Tyneaster Special Agent at Raedwulf (Mrs V Atkinson)
VHC - Cynetkoy BlueBerry Muffin (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
Very Smart & balanced throughout, a very worthy CH . Lovely head, neck and clean shoulders. Well ribbed & bodied. Good length of body and strong rear end, which was well angled. Sporting a good coat Moved well.
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Bimandi's Bellissima (Mr V J Pearce)
Feminine bitch wearing a decent coat. Correct in head, liked her balance and level topline and tail set. Spannable. Moved true with confidence coming and going
2nd - Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Strong head, well proportioned, balanced, lovely coat and pelt and moved well. Unfortunately just too much of him.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st - Gene Genie (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Painted an excellent picture when stood, balanced, good length to height & sporting a tidy jacket. A lovely head well carried on a clean neck. Straight front and narrow through body. Well ribbed, good back & topline. Tail carrot like and well held. Easily spannable. Covered the ground and great in profile, front movement at this stage very loose and free.
2nd - Cynetkoy Pixie Mix (Mr A Watson & Mrs A Kenna)
Smart head on this youngster. Decent neck, good through body & well ribbed. Ample bone throughout. Easy spanned. Good rear angulation from racey quarters. Sporting a great coat & pelt. Moved well.
3rd - Ragatam Chit Chat (Miss T Peacock)
Res - Southash Hazel Honey (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
VHC - Arodella Song Sung Blue (Mrs E A Ramsay)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st - Picer Beth Chatto (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Well made grizzle and tan bitch with plenty of substance. An attractive Otter like head with strong under jaw, dark kind eye and expression & well placed ears. Pelt was thick. Good front and correct rib and loin, well bodied and Nice for size, easy to span. Good tail set, shape and length Strong well set quarters, which she uses to her advantage and she moves soundly Coming and going, covering the ground with reach and drive. Sound puppy who could do a good days work. BP.
2nd - Nottorg Nostalgia (Mrs A Taylor)
Another balanced bitch, a mature 11mths, who moved out well keeping her shape & true all ways. Tidy head, lovely expression, good neck springing up from clean shoulders. Ample angles throughout, pliable pelt & jacket ok.
3rd - Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Res - Thistlemead Harmony (Mrs P M Heeley)
VHC - Keebank Snow Queen (Mrs L Keeffe)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry)
Quality youngster. Excellent coat and colour, black and tan & plenty of pliable pelt. Nice kind eye and expression with well placed ears and typical feminine head. Good neck leading into clean shoulders and Clean narrow front. Lovely straight legs and tidy feet. Good overall shape and length to body, balanced, with a very good rear, with ample angulation. Her movement was so impressive, she covered the ground with purpose, effortlessly going about her business and true all ways. She never put a foot wrong & fully deserved the RCC. She could work all day.
2nd - Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth)
Pleasing masculine head, clean dark eye., Balanced throughout, straight front, well ribbed back with good underline and level topline. Ample front angulation and good rear angulation. Tidy feet. Steady true mover, clean in profile and OK both ways.
3rd - Borderstream Maisey (Mr & Mrs S J Ward)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
1st - Karison Krumble (Miss K Johnson)
Pretty feminine bitch with dark eye & nice sized ears. Lovely head and expression. Narrow throughout, easily spanned, ample body with level topline. Well muscled and angulated hind quarters. Best mover in the class
2nd - Fisherbloom Diaboli At Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Another good mover. Pleasing in head, good neck, well bodied with good length of ribbing. Tail well set & lovely rear angulation, Moved true all ways, but seemed lethargic, needed more oomph!
3rd - Northborders Lady Mary (Miss J North)
Res - Cynetkoy Pillow Talk (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)
VHC - Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1st - Southash Annie Oakley At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)
Nice head, dark eye, good reach of neck, Feminine throughout, spannable, ample angulation throughout and tail well set. Movement ok, true going away.
2nd - Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
Similar throughout to 1. Preferred head on 1. Ok for bone, decent jacket & rear angulation.
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Ravenside Masena (Mr M Lowry)
Litter sister to my junior/rcc winner & similar attributes. Balanced throughout. Quality otter head and eye, narrow front, stood on good legs and feet. Clean shoulders and excellent racey rear. Excellent pelt.Not in the same form as her sister today, however moved well.
2nd - Byrewick Valentine (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Blue and Tan bitch, great for type throughout, well bodied and ample bone. Typical head, dark eye & good bite. Balanced with good topline and tail well set. Sound on the move. Lovely coat and pelt.
3rd - Torryburn Cadenza (Miss J Aldis)
Res - Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM (Mrs G Stevens)
VHC - Grizzledale La Senza (Mrs M Medhurst)
Entries: 13 Absentees: 2
What a cracking class, so much quality to choose from, it was really a pleasure to judge.
1st - CH Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine JW (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)
Presented a picture of balance, shape and feminine strength in this quality bitch. A strong otter head, dark eye, big teeth & tidy ears Sat on a long, strong neck. Clean well laid shoulders, good length of rib, level topline and well placed tail. good rear angulation, with strong quarters. A good thick pelt. Stood on tidy tight feet with thick pads. Balanced throughout with no exaggeration. Moved really well all ways & well handled. Pleasure to award her the CC, under stiff competition.
2nd - CH Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Ritchie)
Pretty bitch with lovely head, dark eye, and tidy ears. Straight front with ample bone. Easily spanned, well bodied and good ribbing, good firm topline. Tidy carrot tail. She is well angulated front and rear & stood on tidy tight feet. Steady away in movement & covering the ground with good drive. Sportng a short crisp jacket.
3rd - CH Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Res - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)
VHC - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Southash Cherry Bliss at Smurfski (Mr J C B Yore)
8 ½ yr old racey bitch. Good through body, tidy ribbing, good length & easily spannable. Narrow throughout. Covered the ground well when on the move.
2nd - Cobstoneway Bayou Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)
Upto size bitch., but very typey. Head ok, well angled front and rear, substance throughout.