Venue: Ripon Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1UG
Judge: Mrs E Cuthbertson (Ashbrae)
Entries: 95 making 99 entries
My thanks to Darlington Committee for the invitation to my ring stewards and the exhibitors for your entries. Not having attended a show since they started up again it was quite a surprize and worry to handle some very big dogs. I know size has always been a talking point in the breed but today it was a problem with some of the dogs, bitches were a much better size with some close decisions in their classes.
Another noticeable difference is some exhibitors deciding to run with their dogs, why I don’t know it’s something never seen or needed in the border ring. With some handlers in a class walking around and others deciding to run its not what is expected. Watching a dog and handler move in unison on a good, collected pace is much more acceptable.
Best Of Breed: TG3, Otterbobs Tolson
DCC: Otterbobs Tolson
RBCC: Raedwulf Nocturn
Best Puppy: Foxwater Destiny Angel at Chorbeck
Best Veteran: Byrewick Valentine
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM ShCEx (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Well made strong headed dog, with good strength of muzzle. Moved out well in good harsh coat, good steady showman.
2nd - Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer)
10-year-old still going strong. Strong head and plenty bone moved okay
3rd - Glebeheath Smash N'grab At Jordith (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs)
1st & 2nd litter brothers both good type and nice body lines, with harsh coats. Preferred the head of 1 with less stop. Both needing plenty of show training but still raw youngsters, feeding on the table doesn’t help making them fidget. Preferred their size to 3.
2nd - Achouffe Fens Stalker (Miss L J Hammersley)
3rd - Foxwater Captain Scarlet (Mrs J Spence)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - The Joker Let's Rock and Roll to Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)
Larger framed dog, plenty of bone rib carried well back with good lines. Good strong teeth would prefer a shorter muzzle for a more typical head.
2nd - Raedwulf Alchemy at Vandamere (Miss J Singh)
Typical 11 month old, handy size with easy span. okay for bone, not the rib length of one. Nice texture to coat and he moves out well.
3rd - Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs)
Res - Achouffe Fens Stalker (Miss L J Hammersley)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Otterbobs Brimmer (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
promising youngster in very good coat and condition. Typical in head he is well constructed with good lay of shoulder and easy span. Moved out on a good stride.
2nd - Beaconpike Dionysus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Typical dog with a good masculine head and expression. Strong jaw and good bite. Spans well with good topline and angulation. Moved out well pity he was out of coat today.
3rd - Lairehope L'ile D'or (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Res - Raedwulf Alchemy at Vandamere (Miss J Singh)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Typical b/T with nice head and expression. Strong jaw and good dentition. Good texture to coat and thick pelt, easy span and a steady showman.
2nd - Hartswelin Veritas With Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
Stronger constructed dog with good type head, strong muzzle. Good shoulder and rib moved out well in good coat and condition.
3rd - Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
Res - Onthill Nighthawk (AV)1 (Mr V J & Mrs M Pearce)
VHC - Dymanti Mr Punch (Mrs L J Thornburn)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterbobs Tolson (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Top spot for this dog today I thought he was outstanding in size, construction and condition. Lovely typical otter like head, of good proportion with strong muzzle and nice dark ear. Good lay of shoulder into an easily spannable rib. Nice body lines and super coat. Moved out freely I had no hesitation in awarding him the CC and pleased to hear this was his 3rd and CH title with BOB he was awarded TG3. Well done.
2nd - Goldenmill Houdini At Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Nice size dog with typical head, good expression. He has a good span and is well balanced throughout. Good texture to his coat and showed and moved well. RCC.
3rd - Achouffe McKay's Fable of Redesholt (Mrs S McKay)
Res - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Cedarhill Dish Of The Day For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st - CH Stowthorney Wicker Man JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Nice sized masculine dog, good head and eye giving a typical border expression. Good rib and span good top line with strong quarters. Sadly, lacked coat today.
2nd - Keebank Just In Time (Mrs L Keeffe)
another well made typical dog close to one for size and body lines. Nice head with short muzzle good bite. Well off for bone and spans okay. Moved with drive.
3rd - Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Res - Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere JW ShCEx (Mr S Pollit)
VHC - Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Byrewick Valentine (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Nice sized bitch in lovely harsh double coat, typical attractive head with nice sized ears, lovely expression. Good bone and body lines. Easy span, steady showgirl BV.
2nd - Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Sweet red bitch rising 13 years old and still enjoying her outing. Nice size with good rib and length in very good condition. A credit to her owner.
3rd - Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st - Foxwater Destiny Angel at Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton)
Attractive puppy with typical head, with dark ear and eye giving a nice expression. Good shoulder placement and rib shape with good span. Well balanced, she moved out on a good stride, pleased to award her BP.
2nd - Tarkaswell Highland Fling (Mrs C E Sansom)
Another nice puppy, close to one, a shade finer in bone . Good in rib and easy span. Good in topline and tailset. Steady show girl.
3rd - Mysulan Rhapsody In Blue (Mrs S J Baxter)
Res - Liatch Madame Pommery (Mr D Shields & Ms I Glen)
VHC - Staynorwood Ramona (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Picer Bess Pool (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Racy bitch just into puppy, well made with good length, typical throughout. She moved very well, plenty of scope to mature into a nice bitch just lacked coat today.
2nd - Raedwulf Mata Hari (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Nice youngster, good type head nice expression. Bigger on the rib than one but still spannable.
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Beaconpike Solstice (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Smart feminine young g/t. nice head with well set ear and good expression. Not overdone in size, easy span with good shoulder. Enough bone with good lines. All round a nice bitch moved and showed.
2nd - Mysulan Easy Going With Fryerfold (Mrs S J Stephenson)
Good coated blue of good texture. She has an otter like head with nice expression. Plenty of bone with good topline and carroty tail. Deeper in body than one but plenty to like.
3rd - Pebbledyke Pure Theatre (Mr K L Foster)
Res - Alderseadale Spirit Of Hope (Mr D M & Mrs N J Chandler)
VHC - Sweet Olives Girl (Mrs L J Thornburn)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 4
A good class of typical bitches.
1st - Southash Lavender Blue At Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
A very typical genuine pleasing blue bitch liked her head, good jaw and dentition, small ears and eye giving a nice expression. She has a good lay of shoulder and spans easily. Nice body lines and good bone. She was in super double coat and condition, moved out well. Pleased to award her the BCC.
2nd - Achnagairn Class Act (Mrs A Fraser)
Another very typical feminine bitch, lovely size with otter like head, nice bone and was in good textured coat. Pity she didn’t stay for the challenge would have been considered for the RCC.
3rd - Cedarhill Dolce Latte (Mrs D McLeod)
Res - Tarkaswell Sea The Stars (Mrs C E Sansom)
VHC - Rhozzum Wood Lark (Miss R Bevan)
Entries: 16 Absentees: 2
1st - Picer Isabel Derby (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Well presented rangy type bitch, with attractive head. Good lay of shoulder and rib carried well back. Good topline and tail set, with good bone and angulation. Moved with a good stride .
2nd - Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)
Smaller bitch in good double coat, very typical throughout. Nice head, easy span, good angulation moved out well.
3rd - Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
Res - Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
VHC - Emblehope Let's Dance At Redesholt (Mrs S McKay)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Raedwulf Nocturn (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Nice sized bitch, enough bone and easy span. Typical head good ear and eye, steady mover and showed well to RCC.
2nd - Otterbobs Duchess (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
another nice bitch close to one in type and size. Nice attractive typical head. Good span with harsh texture to coat.
3rd - Tarkaswell High Fidelity (Mrs C E Samsom)
Res - CH Ravenside Marsha At Jordith JW (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
VHC - Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser)