2022 Open Show Sat 29th Jan

                                                            Judge Katie Hamilton (Cromlechs)

                                                          73 dogs makies 95 entries plus 3NFC

BEST IN SHOW : Pickerings~ Picer Isabel Derby

RES BIS : Horners~ Stineval Memphis to Emblehope

Best Puppy in Show : Alpe's~ Pipruda Rum Deal 

Minor Puppy Dog 4-0

1st: Alpe's Pipruda Rum Deal -Best Puppy in show

2nd: Suttons Pipruda Dark Rum at Beckholm

3rd: Blakeys Kentwone Monstro

Res: Price's Oxcroft Bobbie

Puppy Dog 3-0

1st: Peacocks Ragatam Eros

2nd: Stubbs Achouffe Aotearroa Fable

3rd: Kentwote Monstro

Junior Dog 6-3

1st: Bullens The Joker Let's Rock and Roll to Fevstone BEST DOG & BOS

2nd: Spence's Foxwater Captain Scarlet

3rd: Achouffe Aotearroa Fable

Novice Dog 1-0

1st: Kentwone Monstro

Post Grad Dog 5-1

1st: Singh's  Raedwulf Alchemy at Vandamere 

2nd: Dixon's Thornheswin Huntsman

3rd: Tabern's Hawkgreen Artful Dodger

Res:Jepson's Mysulan Easy Rider

Limit Dog 7-2

1st:Peacocks Baillieswells Nen'Ean RES BEST DOG

2nd: Dixon's Thornheswin Ring of Fire

3rd:Raedwulf Alchemy at Vandamere

Res: Wait's Farlacroft My Friend Walter

VHC: Sutton's Bordergold Rudolph at Beckholm

Open Dog 4-0

1st: Atkinson's Goldenmill Houdini at Raedwulf

2nd: Green's Terabyte Blue Rengade

3rd: Metcalfe's Billyboy Blue at Chevinor

Res: Bordergold Rudolf at Beckholm

~~~~~~~

Minor Puppy Bitch 8-4

1st: North's Northern Borders Chianti BEST BITCH PUP

2nd: Swallow's Otterbuck Chicargo

3rd: Cummin's Havencroft Emerald

Res:Gill's Lairhope New Beginnings

Puppy Bitch 3-1

1st: Jepson's  MySulan Dizzy

2nd: Morley & Peacock's Bluebella Boo Pea

Junior Bitch 8-3

1st: Dixon's Thornheswin Huntress

2nd: Pickering's Bess Pool

3rd: Hall's Borderbrush Magic Bean

Res: Bluebella Boo Pea

VHC: Blakey's Arjaybe Another Chance

Novice Bitch 8- 5

1st: Northborders Chinati

2nd: Pitt's Foxwater Miss Adventure

3rd: Dawson's Silver Penny Glory

Post Graduate Bitch 11-2

1st: Dixon's Otterpaws Red Red Wine

2nd: Peacock's Olliesorchid Dame of Ragatam

3rd: Dixon's Otterpaws Lyin Eyes JW

Res: Hall's Otterwood Aura

VHC Spence Foxwater House of Jazz

Limit Bitch 6-2

1st: Pickerings Picer Isabel Derby BEST IN SHOW

2nd: Alpe's Pipruda Melting Moment

3rd: Thomas Blaisdon Stir of Echos

Res: Dixon's Otterpaws Firebird ShCm

Open Bitch 5-4

1st: Horner's Stineval Memphis to Embelhope RES BEST IN SHOW

Special Beginners Dog or Bitch 12- 3

1st: Foxwater Captain Scarlet

2nd: Otterbuck Chicago

3rd: Borderrush Magic Bean

Res: Foxwater House of Jazz

VHC: Achouffe Aotearoa Fable

Veteran Dog or Bitch 4-1

1st: Metcalfe 's Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCm ShCex

2nd: Dixon's Caznray Just a Mystery from Thornheswin

3rd: Dixon's Wings of Speed at Otterpaws

 

                                                                                       CRITIQUE

Firstly I would like to thank the officers and committee of The Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cheshire Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge and showing a warming hospitality. Thanks also goes to my two stewards who made sure my day ran perfectly.  A well ran show with a fabulous atmosphere and venue.  Many thanks goes to all the exhibitors for allowing me to go over their dogs and making my day one to remember and thoroughly enjoyable. Bitches outweighed the dogs but I was happy with the overall quality on the day. I would say exhibits were presented well although some could benefit with some general canine care like nail clipping. The last few years haven’t been kind to the show world so let’s not forget that sportsmanship is vital in making the show and atmosphere what it is.

 

Minor Puppy - Dog Entries: 4   Absentees: 0

1st - Pipruda Rum Deal (Mrs J Alpe) 6 month old grizzle Dog with a pleasing head and good ear set. Good reach of neck with a straight topline leading to a nicely set on carrot tail. Moved well for one so young with good angulation from behind allowing plenty of drive. Pleased to award this handsome young dog Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Show

2nd - Pipruda Dark Rum at Beckholm (Mrs A Sutton) 6 month old Dog who is litter brother to 1st. Much of the same attributes as his brother though preferred length of body and movement of 1st. Shown in a lovely tight jacket and pleasing head.

Puppy – Dog Entries: 3   Absentees: 0

1st - Ragatam Eros (Miss T Peacock) Very dark grizzle Dog that had a fabulous tight coat and was well presented. Strong head with large teeth and good scissor bite. Well placed shoulder and good length of body with level topline. Moved ok.

2nd - Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs) Shown in lovely coat with a loose pelt and overall good size for his age. Very attentive to his handler. His head is set with neat ears and a dark eye. Narrow Dog that was easily spanned.

Junior - Dog Entries: 6   Absentees: 3

1st - The Joker Let's Rock and Roll to Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen) Beautiful Dog of good type. Strong masculine head with strong muzzle and correct scissor bite, keen eye and nicely set ears. Perfect reach of neck and correct shoulder flowing into a well set back rib and level topline with a good pelt. Not overdone in any way and moved soundly and freely around the ring with lots of drive from behind on neat feet. Pleased to award Best Dog and missing out on further top awards due to being short of coat today.Best Dog

2nd - Foxwater Captain Scarlet (Mrs J Spence) Grizzle Dog with a good coat, head and expression. Narrow throughout with a nice topline and carrot tail. Well presented and shown In super condition. Moved OK.

Novice - Dog Entries: 1   Absentees: 0

1st - Kentwone Monstro (Mrs J Blakey) Grizzle Dog with pleasing head of correct expression and neat dark ears. Heavier type of Dog shown in a good harsh coat with a straight topline, rib carried well back and thick tapering carrot tail.

Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 5   Absentees: 1

1st - Raedwulf Alchemy at Vandamere (Miss J Singh) Well balanced Grizzle dog of good size in lovely coat and condition. Good broad skull, length of muzzle and keen expression. Nice reach of neck leading to a straight topline and tailstock. Moved well.

2nd - Thornheswin Huntsman (Mr. J.C.Dixon) Blue and tan Dog with a strong head, dark eye, strong jaw with big clean teeth. Good reach of neck and topline with ribs carried well back and racy hindquarters. Moved with drive.

Limit - Dog Entries: 7   Absentees: 2

1st - Baillieswells Ncn'ean (Miss T J Peacock) Grizzle dog short of coat today. This lovely dog presented a good otter head with dark eyes and a strong muzzle. Good reach of neck flowing into a well placed shoulder with a good length of body, a level topline and carrot shaped tail. Narrow throughout with correct rib and racy hindquarters. Moved out well. Delighted to award him Reserve Best Dog

2nd - Thornheswin Ring Of Fire (Mr J C Dixon) Grizzle dog in full coat. Strong head with the neatest of ears and short strong muzzle. Level topline and good rear angulation. Moved with drive.

Open - Dog Entries: 4   Absentees: 0

1st - Goldenmill Houdini At Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson) Lovely sized dog in super tight coat and condition. Pleasing head with dark ears and otter head. Well placed shoulder and good reach of neck. Tight front and narrow body with a good topline. Angulated well behind with a good bend of stifle and neat feet. Moved well

2nd - Terabyte Blue Renegade (Mr K Green) Blue and tan Dog who was larger to first but everything in the right place. Short of coat today. Beautiful masculine head with strong muzzle and correct scissor bite of large teeth. Nice length of body with good topline and rear angulation.

Minor Puppy - Bitch Entries: 8   Absentees: 4

1st - Northborders Chianti (Miss J North) Promising 6 month old blue and tan bitch shown beautifully on a loose lead. Not overdone for age in anyway. Sweet feminine head with a good reach of neck and straight topline leading to a well set on tail. Moved well for one so young with lovely front and rear angulation.

2nd - Otterbuck Chicago (Mrs V Swallow) Another sweet bitch of Grizzle colour with a nice tight coat. Nice length of body with a good shoulder and rib. Dark eye and neat ears. Preferred rear angulation of 1st.

Puppy - Bitch Entries: 3   Absentees: 1

1st - Mysulan Dizzy (Mr B Jepson) Lovely Grizzle puppy with a tight jacket. Everything where it should be for her age. Good head with nice dark ears. Level topline and narrow throughout with correct shoulder and front. Moved out well.

2nd - Bluebella Boo Pea (L Morley & S Peacock) Blue and tan bitch with a sweet head and good expression. Shown in a tight coat. Moved ok and with time will come together.

Junior - Bitch Entries: 8   Absentees: 3

1st - Thornheswin Huntress (Mr J C Dixon) Nice type, shown in a full coat this bitch was of correct size and good condition. Good head with a short muzzle and large teeth with a correct scissor bite. Narrow throughout with a good topline and front. Neat feet and and good pelt.

2nd - Picer Bess Pool (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) Short of coat today but feminine head and neat ears and correct front and length of body. Moved well around the ring.

Novice - Bitch Entries: 8   Absentees: 5

1st - Northborders Chianti (Miss J North) See 1st Minor Puppy Bitch

2nd - Foxwater Miss Adventure At Dejurra (Mrs A E Pitt) Shown in the harshest of coats. Broad skull with short muzzle, rib carried well back and a nice carrot tail. Moved ok.

Post Graduate - Bitch Entries: 11   Absentees: 3

1st - Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon) Grizzle bitch with a good coat and pelt. Lovely head and expression. Good front and shoulder leading to well placed rib and level topline through to a thick carrot shaped tail. Moved with drive.

2nd - Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock) Grizzle bitch in short coat. Feminine head with dark eyes and ears. Good reach of neck and length of body. Moved well from behind.

Limit - Bitch Entries: 6   Absentees: 2

1st - Picer Isabel Derby (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) Grizzle bitch shown in a fabulous jacket. Lovely otter head that has the most darkest of eyes and neat ears. Straight front and good shoulder with rib carried well back and narrow throughout with a good length of body. Racy hindquarters which allowed her to move out with plenty of drive on tight feet to complete the picture. Pleased to award this bitch Best Bitch and Best in Show

2nd - Pipruda Melting Moment (Mrs J Alpe) Another nice Grizzle bitch with a pleasing head. Good reach of neck and length of body. Shown in good condition and moved well.

Open - Bitch Entries: 5   Absentees: 4

1st - Stineval Memphis To Emblehope (Mr A & Mrs C Horner) Beautiful Grizzle bitch whom stood alone in her class. Tip top condition and shown loosely allowing her to flow around the ring. Lovely head with keen expression and good scissor bite. Correct proportions on this typey bitch with a good reach of neck, level topline and ribs carried well back. Good rear angulation and tight feet. Delighted to award her with Reserve Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show

Special Beginners - Dog or Bitch Entries: 12   Absentees: 1

1st - Foxwater Captain Scarlet (Mrs J Spence) See 2nd Junior Dog

2nd - Otterbuck Chicago (Mrs V Swallow) See 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch

Veteran - Dog or Bitch Entries: 4   Absentees: 1

1st - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM ShCEx (Mrs H A Metcalfe) The most divine otter head with big teeth. In fit condition and shown well with a narrow front and good level topline. Dense coat and good pelt. Moved with sprite around the ring. A deserving Best Veteran in Show

2nd - Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon) Nice sized Grizzle bitch with a pleasing head and shown in good coat. Nice reach of neck and good topline. Moved well on tight feet.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                     

                                                                         April 16th 2022 -  Open Show

 

                                                                         Entries: 57 dogs making 67 entries

 

 

                                                                     Best In Show: Beaconpike Dionysus

                                                                   Reserve Best In Show: Mysulan Going Solo JW

                                                                   Best Puppy - Dog: Tojamatt Night Watchman

Results

Minor Puppy - Dog Entries: 5   Absentees: 2

1st - Tojamatt Night Watchman (Mr & Mrs D Matthews) BEST PUPPY

2nd - Pipruda Dark Rum at Beckholm (Mrs A Sutton)

3rd - Foxghyll Edwardian

Puppy - Dog Entries: 2   Absentees: 1

1st - Tojamatt Night Watchman (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)

Junior - Dog Entries: 2   Absentees: 0

1st - Tojamatt Night Watchman (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)

2nd - Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs)

Novice - Dog

Entries: 1   Absentees: 0

1st - Glenorchy Rooney (Mrs M Davies)

Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 3   Absentees: 0

1st - Beaconpike Dionysus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) BEST DOG

2nd - Ycart In with Hounds (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)

3rd - Mysulan Easy Street (Mrs V Hall)

Limit - Dog Entries: 7   Absentees: 1

1st - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter) RES BEST DOG

2nd - The Joker Let's Rock and Roll to Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)

3rd - Raedwulf Alchemy at Vandamere (Miss J Singh)

Res - Farlacroft My Friend Walter (Mr M Wait)

VHC - Fisherbloom Dont Stop Me Now At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)

Open - Dog Entries: 8   Absentees: 2

1st - Goldenmill Houdini At Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)

2nd - Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)

3rd - Oxcroft Loganberry (Mr J Price)

Res - Bordergold Rudolph At Beckholm (Mrs A Sutton)

VHC - Terabyte Blue Renegade (Mr K Green)

Minor Puppy - Bitch Entries: 4   Absentees: 2

1st - Tojamatt Lacemaker (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)

2nd - Dejurra Blue Moon (Mrs A E Pitt)

Puppy - Bitch Entries: 4   Absentees: 1

1st - Tojamatt Lacemaker (Mr & Mrs D Matthews) RES BEST PUPPY

2nd - Otterbuck Chicago (Mrs V Swallow)

3rd - Havencroft Emerald (Mrs N A Cummins)

Junior - Bitch Entries: 2   Absentees: 0

1st - Mysulan Rhapsody In Blue (Mrs S J Baxter)

2nd - Karison Kadbury (Miss K Johnson)

Novice - Bitch Entries: 4   Absentees: 2

1st - Pebbledyke Pure Theatre (Mr K L Foster)

2nd - Foxwater Miss Adventure At Dejurra (Mrs A E Pitt)

Post Graduate - Bitch Entries: 9   Absentees: 3

1st - Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock)

2nd - Raedwulf Mata Hari (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)

3rd - Beaconpike Solstice (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)

Res - Sweet Olives Girl (Mrs L J Thornburn)

VHC - Karison Kurator (Miss K Johnson)

Limit - Bitch Entries: 4   Absentees: 1

1st - Raedwulf Nocturn (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson) BEST BITCH

2nd - Sweet Olives Girl (Mrs L J Thornburn)

3rd - Ycart Hunts Bays N Stays (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)

Open - Bitch Entries: 6   Absentees: 1

1st - Goldenmill Illusion at Vandamere (Miss J Singh)

2nd - Orangebox A New Hope At Itsaso (Miss L Tanton-Joy)

3rd - Borderxpress Echo Beach (Mr R Wright)

Res - Oxcroft Damson Of Glenorchy (Mrs M Davies)

VHC - Karison Kalluna (Miss K Johnson)

Special Beginners - Dog or Bitch Entries: 3   Absentees: 2

1st - Foxwater Miss Adventure At Dejurra (Mrs A E Pitt)

Veteran - Dog or Bitch Entries: 4   Absentees: 1

1st - CH Benattivo Best Bet Karison (Miss K Johnson) RES BEST BITCH

2nd - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM ShCEx (Mrs H A Metcalfe)

3rd - Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright)Judge: 

Judge: Mrs C E Sansom (Tarkaswell)

                                                                                     CRITIQUE

I would like to thank the committee and members of the Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire border terrier club for the invitation to judge at this friendly club show. My stewards Tracey Anscombe and Sian Mckay were very efficient and kept the day running smoothly. Thank you to the exhibitors for a lovely entry and accepting my decisions in a sporting manner. It was a privilege to judge your dogs.

I had some quality borders to go over, and my decisions reflected my interpretation of the breed standard, on the day.

Some exhibits lacked the typical otter head, moderately broad with a short, strong muzzle and keen expression, which is definitive in our breed. Coats were generally good, harsh and dense with thick pelts, but several exhibits would have benefitted from having their feet trimmed. I found no kinked tails, dentition was generally good and all dogs were entire.

There was a lovely atmosphere, especially during the challenges, and I thoroughly enjoyed my day.

MPD (5,2a)

1 Matthews’ TOJAMATT NIGHTWATCHMAN
This 6 month old blue and tan puppy was balanced in his construction. He had a dark eye, keen expression and correct bite. His neck flowed into a narrow  and fairly long body, with his ribs carried well back. His coat was harsh and dense, with a thick pelt. Correctly constructed, he had good angulation and a well set, carrot like tail. He showed with presence and moved out positively, although a little unsettled at times. I was pleased to award him BPD and BPIS

2 Sutton’s PIPRUDA DARK RUM AT BECKHOLM
This 8 month old grizzle and tan puppy was presented in a super coat and pelt. He had a pleasing head, with dark eye and correct bite. His neck flowed into a level top line and well set tail. He was easily spanned, but I preferred the longer body length and narrower construction of my winner. He moved out positively and showed well.

3 Kelly’s FOXGILL EDWARDIAN
This 7 month old puppy was slightly narrower in his head, with a dark eye, keen expression and slightly higher set ears. He had a lovely reach of neck, good length of body and top line, but was rather enthusiastic today, which made it difficult to assess his movement.

PD (2,1a)

1 Matthews’ TOJAMATT NIGHTWATCHMAN
Placed 1st in MPD

JD (2)

1 Matthews’ TOJAMATT NIGHTWATCHMAN
Placed !st in MPD

2 Stubbs’ ACHOUFFE AOTEAROA FABLE
This grizzle and tan dog had a strong otter like head, with small, neat ears, a dark eye and correct bite. He was presented in a harsh, dense jacket with a thick, loose pelt. He was easily spanned, but I preferred the narrower construction and angulation of my winner. He was rather enthusiastic today, with unfortunately affected his movement.

ND (1)

1 Davies’ GLENORCHY ROONEY
A blue and tan dog with a broad head, dark eye and large teeth. He had a good reach of neck, which flowed into a fairly long body with a well set tail. Unfortunately he appeared unhappy being in the ring, which made assessment of his movement difficult. I hope that he will have gained some confidence from today.

PGD (3)

1 Golding’s BEACONPIKE DIONYSUS
This grizzle and tan dog stood out for balance and moderation of construction. He could undoubtedly do the job that he was bred for.He had a masculine head with a dark eye, keen expression, strong muzzle and large teeth. He was narrow throughout, with a good shoulder placement and his ribs carried well back. His loin was firm and flowed into a well set carrot like tail.  He was presented in a harsh, dense coat with a thick, loose pelt.  Correct construction with good angulation, enabled him to move easily with purpose and drive, absolutely true fore and aft. Pleased to award him BD and BIS.

2 Fraser and Butler’s YCART IN WITH HOUNDS
This quality grizzle and tan dog had a lovely dark eye, varminty expression and correct bite with large teeth, although I preferred the broader head of my winner. A good reach of neck flowed into a well placed shoulder and narrow, fairly long body. His ribs were carried well back and he was presented in good coat. He moved out positively and showed well.

3 Hall’s MYSULAN EASY STREET
A smaller type, with a pleasing head and keen expression. He was moderate in his construction, with a good top line and well set tail, although his feet could have been smaller and neater. Unfortunately he was rather distracted today, which resulted in his movement being unsettled.

LD (7,1a)

1 Baxter’s MYSULAN GOING SOLO JW
This blue and tan dog was full of character and showed with presence, being very attentive to his handler. He had a super otter like head, with a dark eye, keen expression, short, strong muzzle and small, neat ear. Shorter in body length, he was balanced and narrow, with straight forelegs and neat, tight feet. His ribs were carried well back, with a level top line. His tail was thick at the base, moderately short and carried gaily. He moved out positively with purpose and drive. Pleased to award him RBD and RBIS.

2 Bullen’s THE JOKER LET’S ROCK AND ROLL TO FEVSTONE
A workmanlike dog with a dark eye and large teeth, although I preferred the slightly smaller ear and expression of my winner. His good reach of neck flowed into a narrow and fairly long body with a firm loin and well set tail. His coat was harsh and dense, with a thick, loose pelt. His ribs were carried well back and correct angulation enabled him to move positively with drive.

3 Singh’s RAEDWULF ALCHEMY AT VANDAMERE JW
A well presented dog with a moderately broad skull, neat ear, and correct bite. He had a good reach of neck, which flowed into a narrow body with ribs carried well back. Straight forelegs, although his feet were not quite as small and neat as my winner. He had a good coat and pelt. Correct angulation enabled him to move out positively.

4 Wait’s FARLACROFT MY FRIEND WALTER

5 Gwilliam’s FISHERBLOOM DON’T STOP ME NOW AT LOUAJAK

OD (8,2a)

1 Atkinson’s GOLDENMILL HOUDINI AT RAEDWULF
He stood out for his moderate, balanced construction. He had a masculine head with a dark eye and keen expression. Narrow throughout, his ribs were carried well back, his loin was strong and his tail well set and carried gaily. He was presented in a harsh coat with a thick, loose  pelt. He moved out positively.

2 Metcalfe’s BILLYBOY BLUE AT CHEVINOR
This blue and tan dog had a masculine head, dark eye and keen expression. Balanced in his construction, he was narrow throughout, with a lovely reach of neck which flowed into a deep and fairly long body. His balanced front and rear construction enabled him to move with purpose and drive.Presented in correct double jacket, although I preferred the depth of coat and pelt of my winner.

3 Price’s OXCROFT LOGANBERRY
This blue and tan dog had a short, strong muzzle and correct bite, although I would have preferred a slightly smaller ear.  Balanced in his construction, he was narrow throughout with straight forelimbs and neat feet. He had a level top line, firm loin and well set tail. He was presented in a correct double coat, although without the depth of pelt of my winner. He moved out positively.

4 Sutton’s BORDERGOLD RUDOLPH AT BECKHOLM

5 Green’s TERABYTE BLUE RENEGADE

MPB (4,2a)

1 Matthews’ TOJAMATT LACEMAKER
This 6 month old grizzle and tan puppy was litter sister to the winner of MPD. They share many qualities, and I am sure that they will change places at times in the future. Although immature, she had a feminine head with a dark eye and keen expression, lovely reach of neck, straight forelegs and small, neat  feet. Narrow in her construction, she was fairly long with her ribs carried well back and a well set, carrot like  tail.Her coat was harsh and dense, with a thick pelt.  She moved out well. Pleased to award her BPB and RBPIS.

2 Pitt’s DEJURRA BLUE MOON
This 8 month old blue and tan puppy had a feminine head with a dark eye and short, strong muzzle. She had a lovely reach of neck, good top line and tail set, although I preferred the narrower construction of my winner. Stronger in bone, she was soundly constructed but would have benefitted from her feet being tidied. She moved out positively.

PB (4,1a)

1 Matthews’ TOJAMATT LACEMAKER
Placed 1st in MPB

2 Swallow’s OTTERBUCK CHICAGO  
This 10 month old puppy had a pleasing expression, dark eye and small, neat ear. Narrow in her construction, she had a level top line which she maintained well on the move, and a well set tail. She had straight forelimbs and neat feet, but I preferred the angulation of my winner. Her coat was harsh and dense, with a thick pelt, and she moved out positively.

3 Cummins’ HAVENCROFT EMERALD
This 11 month old blue and tan puppy had a feminine head with a dark eye, small, well positioned ears and a correct bite. She had a good reach of neck, firm top line and her ribs were carried well back. She was presented in a good harsh coat with thick pelt, but I preferred the narrower construction of the two puppies that stood above her.

JB (2)

1 Baxter’s MYSULAN RHAPSODY IN BLUE
This blue and tan bitch had a feminine head with dark eye and short, strong muzzle. Her lovely reach of neck flowed into a level top line and well set, carrot like tail. She was balanced and narrow in her construction, although slightly straight in her upper arm. Her feet were small and neat, with thick pads. She was presented in a harsh, dense coat with a thick pelt. She moved out well with purpose and drive.

2 Johnson’s KARISON KADBURY
This grizzle and tan bitch had an attractive otter like head, with small, neat ears and a short, strong muzzle. She had a good reach of neck, although I preferred the slightly longer body length and narrower construction of my winner. She was presented in an excellent harsh, dense coat with a thick, loose pelt. She moved out positively.

NB (4,2a)

1 Foster’s PEBBLEDYKE PURE THEATRE
A feminine bitch with a lovely otter like head, dark eye and short, strong muzzle. A good reach of neck flowed into a level top line, firm loin and well set carrot like tail.  Narrow throughout, she had straight forelegs and small, neat feet. She moved out positively, but was a little wide behind.

2 Pitt’s FOXWATER MISS ADVENTURE
She had an attractive head with a dark eye, neat ear and correct bite.Her neck flowed into a level top line with her ribs carried well back. She was a little wide in the chest and I preferred the narrower construction and smaller, neater feet of my winner. Her coat was just coming through and she had a lovely thick, loose pelt. She moved out well.

PGB (9,3a)

1 Peacock’s OLLIESORCHID DAME AT RAGATAM
This feminine bitch stood out for  quality, balance and moderation.  She had a lovely otter like head, with a dark eye, neat ear and short, strong muzzle. A good reach of neck flowed into a level top line, with a firm loin and well set tail.She had straight front legs and small neat feet. Narrow throughout, she was fairly long, with her ribs carried well back. She was soundly constructed, with correct angulation and showed with presence and confidence. However, rather excitable and unsettled on the move today. Presented in harsh, dense coat with a thick pelt.

2 Atkinson’s RAEDWULF MATA HARI JW
This bitch had a feminine head, with a dark eye, neat ear and short strong muzzle. She had a lovely reach of neck, which flowed into a narrow and fairly long body, with her ribs carried well back. Correctly constructed, with good angulation, she was moved out positively. Well presented, but lacked the depth of coat and pelt of my winner today.

3 Golding’s BEACONPIKE SOLSTICE
A feminine bitch, with an attractive head, dark eye and neat ear. She had a good reach of neck and was balanced and narrow in her construction, but was inclined to look up at her handler which didn’t show her to best advantage. She had a level top line, with a firm loin and well set tail.  She moved out freely. Her coat was a little heavy around her neck, but otherwise good with a thick pelt.

4 Thorburn’s SWEET OLIVE’S GIRL

5 Johnson’s KARISON KURATOR

LB (4,1a)

1 Singh’s  RAEDWULF NOCTURN
This grizzle and tan bitch stood out for her balanced, moderate construction, both standing and on the move. She had a feminine head, moderately broad in skull, with a neat ear and short, strong muzzle. A good reach of neck flowed into a narrow and fairly long body, with her ribs carried well back. Sound in her construction, she had straight forelimbs, small, neat feet and correct angulation in front and behind. She moved with purpose and drive, straight fore and aft. Pleased to award her BB and BOS

2  Thorburn’s SWEET OLIVE’S GIRL
This grizzle and tan bitch had a feminine head with a small, neat ear and correct bite. She had a lovely reach of neck, which flowed into a fairly long body, with a level top line and well set tail.  Balanced and without exaggeration, she moved out soundly. Presented in good coat and thick pelt.

3 Fraser and Butler’s YCART HUNTS BAYS N STAYS
This feminine bitch had an attractive head with a dark eye and correct bite with large teeth. Narrow in construction, she was easily spanned with a well laid shoulder flowing into a body of moderate length. She moved out positively with a good length of stride, but was inclined to stand a little wide and could not match the coat and pelt of those who stood above her today.

OB (6,1a)

1 Singh’s GOLDENMILL ILLUSION AT VANDAMERE

This grizzle and tan bitch was balanced and sound in her construction. She had an otter like head with a dark eye, small, neat ears and a short, strong muzzle.  A lovely reach of neck flowed into a level top line, strong loin with well set tail. Narrow in her construction, her ribs extended well back, she had straight forelimbs and small, neat feet with thick pads. Correct angulation enabled her to move  positively with drive, straight fore and aft. Presented in harsh, dense coat with a thick, loose pelt.

2 Tanton- Joy’s ORANGEBOX A NEW HOPE AT ITSASO

A smaller type, this grizzle and tan bitch had a dark eye with a  varminty expression. Her lovely reach of neck flowed into a level top line and well set tail that was carried gaily and never stopped wagging! Narrow throughout, she had straight forelimbs leading to small, neat feet. Balanced in her construction, her correct angulation enabled her to move with purpose and drive. Although well presented, I preferred the coat and pelt of my winner today. Well handled, she was very attentive and showed with presence.

3 Wright’s  BORDERXPRESS ECHO BEACH
This feminine bitch had an attractive head with a dark eye, although a slightly larger ear. A lovely reach of neck flowed into a fairly long body, with her ribs carried well back, a level top line and well set tail. She was sound in her movement and presented in good coat. I preferred the slightly narrower construction of those who stood in front of her.

4 Davies’ OXCROFT DAMSON OF GLENORCHY

5 Johnson’s KARISON KALLUNA

SBD/B (3,2a)

1 Pitt’s FOXWATER MISS ADVENTURE

Placed 2nd in NB.

VD/B (4,1a)

1 Johnson’s CH BENATTIVO BEST BET KARISON

This 9 year old grizzle and tan bitch stood out for type and soundness of construction. She had a feminine otter like head, with a dark eye, small, neat ear and correct bite. Her well laid shoulder, flowed into a good top line and well set, carrot like tail that was carried gaily. She had straight front legs and small, neat feet. Correct angulation, without exaggeration, enabled her to move out well with drive, straight and true. Presented in excellent coat with thick, loose pelt. Pleased to award her RBB and BVIS.

2 Metcalfe’s DANDYHOW FRIENDLY FIRE AT CHEVINOR SHCM SHCEX

This 8 year old grizzle and tan dog had a beautiful otter like head, with a dark eye, small, neat ear and correct bite.  Balanced in his construction, he had a good reach of neck that flowed into a level top line and well set tail. Narrow throughout, his ribs were carried well back and he was presented in good coat and pelt. Sound in his movement, he could not quite match the drive of my winner today.

3 Wright’s BORDERXPRESS MISS POTTER

This 8 year old grizzle and tan bitch was a lovely type and size. Feminine with balanced construction, I preferred the top line and tail set of those in front of her.  She was sound and positive in her movement and presented in good coat and pelt.

Clare Sansom
Tarkaswell Border Terriers