Sat 22nd April 2023
Judge Debbie Lorraine
Minor Puppy Dog: 3-1
1st: Johnson's Karison Kirsch
2nd: Turnbull's Foxwater One Off
Puppy Dog: 3-0
1st: Spafford's Dassett Igglepiggle Best Dog PUP
2nd:Foxwater One Off
3rd: Heathcote's Fevstone Polar Ajax at Saxheath
Junior Dog: 5 -2
1st: Haughton's Chorbeck Curtain Call
2nd: Johnson Hightarn Nightfall At Rosegyll
3rd: Thomson Blaisdon Mr Nice Guy
Novice Dog: 6-0
1st: Chorbeck Curtain Call RES BIS & RES BD
3rd:Foxwater One Off
Res: Waudby Brandycarr Bertie Boy
Post Grad Dog: 4-1
1st: Sutton's Pipruda Dark Rum at Beckholm
2nd:Spence's Foxwater Captain Scarlet
3rd: Johnson's Kentixen Mint Imperial at Roseghyll
Limit Dog: 7-1
1st: Gwilliams Fisherbloom Don't Stop Me Now at Louajak
2nd:Jepsons Mysulan Easy Rider
3rd: Metcalfe's Billyboy Blue at Chevinor
Res: peacocks Onthill Marksman at Ragatam
VHC: Suttons Bordergold Rudolph at Beckholm
Open Dog 5-1
1st: Baxters Mysulan Going Solo BEST IN SHOW
2nd: Hightarn Nightfall At Rosegyll
3rd: Greens Terabyte Blue Renagade
Res: Bullens Blaisdon One Step Beyond to Fevstone
Minor Puppy Bitch: 5-1
1st:Dixons Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls
2nd: Peacocks Miss Blue Sky by Ragatam
3rd:Spence's Foxwater Alma Jazz
Res: Johnsons Karison Kampari
Puppy Bitch: 4-0
1st: Spaffords Dassett Upsy Daisy Best Puppy in SHOW
2nd: Masefields Fevstone Rosie Posie
3rd: Waltons Blaisdon One Step Up
Res:Sidebottoms Bordeian Lorna De Carracou
Junior Bitch: 8-0
1st: Ellis;s Normbar Maggie May
2nd: Pickering's Picer Mirabel Ostler
3rd: Haughtons Chorbeck Razzle Dazzle
Res: Taylors Nottorg Nekesa
VHC: Bullens Blaisdon Mekya Mindup Mavis at Fevstone
Novice Bitch: 5-0
1st: Peacocks Ragatam Brodie
2nd: Chorbeck Razzle Dazzle
3rd: Pitt's Dejurra Blue Moon
Res: Fevstone Rosie Posie
VHC: Fevstone Alma Ann
Post Grad Bitch: 7-1
1st: Baxters Mysulan Rhapsody in Blue RES BB & BOS
2nd: Thorburns Sweet Olive's Girl
3rd: Wright Totherend Honeybee
Res: Illingworth's Northborders Pinot to Thornyhurst
VHC: Dixon Otterpaws Lyin' Eyes JW
Limit Bitch: 6-1
1st: Pickerings Picer Bess Pool
2nd: Haughtons Foxwater Destiny Angel at Chorbeck
3rd: Johnsons Karison Kadbury
Res: Dixons Otterpaws Red Red Wine
VHC; Potts Kaderedhills Henley Star
Open Bitch: 2-1
1st: Wrights Totherend Blue Jean Topsy
Special Beginners Dog or Bitch:5-1
1st: Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls
2nd: Foxwater Alma Ann
3rd: Ragatam Isla at Louajak
Res: Blaisdon One Step Up
Veteran Dog or Bitch: 8-0
1st: Mysulan Going Solo
2nd: Metcalfe's Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor SHcm SHCX VW
3rd: Johnsons Blue Duke of Cumbria at Roseghyll
Res: heathcote's Wadesliea Lady Madonna Saxheath.
Apr 22nd 2023 - Yorkshire, Lancashire & Cheshire Border Terrier Club Open Show
Venue: Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, Leeds Road, Thorpe Willoughby, Nr. Selby. YO8 9PA
Judge: Debbie Lorraine (Raleniro)
Entries: 66 Dogs Making 84 Entries
Best In Show: Mysulan Going Solo JW
Reserve Best In Show: Chorbeck Curtain Call
Best Opposite Sex: Picer Bess Pool
Best Dog: Mysulan Going Solo JW
Reserve Best Dog: Chorbeck Curtain Call
Best Puppy - Dog: Dassett Igglepiggle
Best Bitch: Picer Bess Pool
Reserve Best Bitch: Mysulan Rhapsody In Blue
Best Puppy - Bitch: Dassett Upsy Daisy
Best Puppy: Dassett Upsy Daisy
Reserve Best Puppy: Dassett Igglepiggle
Best Veteran: Mysulan Going Solo JW
I would like to thank the Club for the invitation to judge this show. It was originally planned for me to judge in April 2020, but this was rearranged due to the pandemic and other outstanding appointments. I would like to thank the Committee for the wonderful hospitality shown to me throughout the day, and thank you to my Steward who kept things running smoothly. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.
I have not judged for just over 4 years, so it was a pleasure to see so many new dogs and new faces around the ring. I was pleasantly surprised by the strength and quality throughout the classes, and pleased to see a return to a more narrow dog, as I was seeing a trend for wide fronts last time I judged.
All dogs were entire and temperaments throughout were good. Bites were correct, with just the odd broken, misplaced or dirty tooth. Coats were, as to be expected, at various stages. There were a few close decisions, and some classes where I wish I had more prize cards to give out. Thank you to all the exhibitors for the privilege of judging your dogs, and also for the sporting way in which they accepted my decisions.
Lastly, can I please apologise for the delay in submitting my critique, as I usually have them done within a day or two of the show. There has been an ongoing issue with the health of a close relative which has taken up a lot of my time, so again, apologies for the delay.
Minor Puppy - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st - Karison Kirsch (Miss K Johnson) – Almost 9 months blue and tan. Typical head with lovely expression, good bite. Very narrow throughout and easily spanned. Lovely straight front with tight feet. Good angulation and length of rib .Coat past it’s best but was still of good texture. Moved out well once settled.
2nd - Foxwater One Off (Mr S & Mrs M Turnbull) – 8 months grizzle and tan with super strong head and correct bite. Slightly bigger build than 1, but still narrow and easily spanned. Good coat and pelt with level topline. A bit unsettled on the table. Movement a little erratic and difficult to assess in this class.
Puppy - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Dassett Igglepiggle (Mrs S Spafford) – Almost 12 months grizzle and tan. Quality puppy with superb head and expression, dark eye and good earset. Strong underjaw with correct bite and large teeth. Up to size for me, but easily spanned, with excellent level topline and good tailset. Correct jacket with thick pelt. Moved with ease around the ring showing economy of movement. A very promising dog. BPD and RBPIS.
2nd - Foxwater One Off (Mr S & Mrs M Turnbull) – see 2nd in MPD. Much more settled in this class. Showed what he could do and moved around the ring with drive.
3rd - Fevstone Polar Ajax at Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
Junior - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st - Chorbeck Curtain Call (Mrs H Haughton) – Just over 12 months grizzle and tan with wonderful strong head and the best of expressions. Large teeth with correct scissor bite. Straight front and so narrow with tight feet. Lovely topline with well set on tail, strong loin and good angulation fore and aft. Easily spanned, with a thick, loose pelt. Shown in full jacket but still of good harsh texture. Flowed around the ring. My notes said like this dog a lot. Should have a promising future. RBD and RBIS
2nd - Hightarn Nightfall At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson) – 17 months blue and tan. Typical otter head with good scissor bite. Narrow throughout with good layback of shoulder and topline. Easily spanned. Thick pelt and excellent jacket with plenty correct ticking. Moved with ease around the ring. Another lovely dog, just preferred the overall picture of 1 on the day.
3rd - Blaisdon Mister Nice Guy (Mr J N & Miss A J Thomas)
Novice - Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Chorbeck Curtain Call (Mrs H Haughton) – see 1st in JD
2nd - Karison Kirsch (Miss K Johnson – see 1st in MPD)
3rd - Foxwater One Off (Mr S & Mrs M Turnbull)
Res - Brandycarr Bertie Boy (Mr J Waudby)
Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st - Pipruda Dark Rum at Beckholm JW (Mrs A Sutton) – 21 months grizzle and tan of pleasing type. Good for size and presented a nice picture. Typical head with very keen expression, good scissor bite with big teeth. Excellent angulation fore and aft, with well set carroty tail. Spanned well. Good , harsh coat with thick pelt. Moved with drive around the ring.
2nd - Foxwater Captain Scarlet (Mrs J Spence) – 15 month grizzle and tan of slightly larger type than 1. Not quite the strength of head of 1. Good scissor bite. Well put together and easily spanned. Shown in excellent jacket. Moved well holding topline on the move. Another nice young dog, just preferred the head and expression of 1.
3rd - Kentixen Mint Imperial At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson)
Limit - Dog
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st - Fisherbloom Dont Stop Me Now At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam) – Almost 4 years old grizzle and tan of lovely type. Nice for size with strong, masculine head and good expression. Correct scissor bite. Lovely reach of neck, narrow and easily spanned, with good angulation and strength of loin. Lovely harsh coat. Strode out around the ring which won him the class. Liked him a lot and he pushed hard for RBD.
2nd - Mysulan Easy Ryder (Mr B Jepson) - 5 year old blue and tan of nice type. Liked his size and balance . Typical otter head. Lovely straight front and tight feet. Spanned well. Excellent harsh coat. Level topline and well set tail. Moved well coming and going.
3rd - Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Res - Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)
VHC - Bordergold Rudolph At Beckholm (Mrs A Sutton)
Open - Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter) – Almost 8 years old blue and tan that I have admired for some time. Excellent size and type with a strong, masculine head and the best of expressions. So straight in front with just the right amount of bone. Tight feet. Narrow throughout with good layback of shoulder. Lovely angulation, level topline, strong in loin. Spanned with ease. Best of coats, harsh with plenty ticking and a thick pelt. Presented such a balanced picture and owned the ring as he strode out with drive. Excellent, fit condition which belied his age. I could happily have taken him home with me. Delighted to award him BD, BV and BIS.
2nd - Hightarn Nightfall At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson) – see 2nd in JD
3rd - Terabyte Blue Renegade (Mr K Green)
Res - Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)
Minor Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls (Miss A M Dixon) – 8 months grizzle and tan. Feminine head with sweet expression and neat ears. Correct bite. Nicely balanced with level topline and nicely placed tail. Good angulation and length of rib. Easily spanned. New, crisp jacket just coming through. Moved with economy covering the ground with ease. Won the class on her movement. A nice pup.
2nd - Miss Blue Sky By Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock) – Another nice puppy, almost 9 months blue and tan. Typical head with correct bite. Shown in harsh coat with correct ticking just coming through. Narrow and easily spanned. Just preferred the movement of 1 on the day.
3rd - Foxwater Alma Ann (Mrs J Spence)
Res - Karison Kampari (Miss K Johnson)
Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st - Dassett Upsy Daisy (Mrs S Spafford) – Almost 12 months littermate of BPD. Another cracking pup. Grizzle and tan with the harshest of coats and thick pelt. Beautiful head and expression with dark eye and good bite. Good reach of neck and layback of shoulder. Spanned with ease. Moved with purpose giving a pleasing outline on the move. A quality . pup that will surely do well in the future. Just preferred her for size over her littermate. Delighted to award her BPB and BPIS
2nd - Fevstone Rosie Posie (Ms M Masefield) – 9 month old blue and tan of finer type. Not quite the strength of head of 1, keen expression and good bite. New jacket just coming through of good, harsh texture. Narrow and spannable with just enough bone. Moved really well around the ring.
3rd - Blaisdon One Step Up (Mr C Walton)
Res - Bordeian Lorna De Carracou (Mr I Sidebottom)
Junior – Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
A really strong class
1st - Normbar Maggie May (Mrs N Ellis) – Almost 13 months grizzle and tan with a lovely feminine head and expression, good scissor bite. Nice for size, balanced and nothing overdone. Shown in full coat today, but still of a harsh texture. Narrow, with straight front and nice length of rib. Carroty tail well set on. Moved with purpose to give her the class.
2nd - Picer Mirabel Ostler (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) – 16 months blue and tan of larger type than 1, deeper in brisket but easily spanned. Lovely head and expression with neatly set ears. Strong scissor bite with big teeth. Very thick pelt and jacket of harsh texture. Good angulation and level topline. .Moved well around the ring .Another nice bitch, just preferred the overall picture of 1.
3rd - Chorbeck Razzle Dazzle (Mrs H Haughton)
Res - Nottorg Nekesa (Mrs A Taylor)
VHC - Blaisdon Mekya Mindup Mavis At Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)
Novice - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Ragatam Brodie (Miss T J Peacock) – Almost 13 months grizzle and tan of nice size. Feminine head with good bite. Narrow throughout and spanned well. Enough bone, good
length of rib and strength of loin. Loose pelt with good harsh coat. A nice, balanced bitch who kept her topline on the move and had good reach and drive which gave her the edge in this class.
2nd - Chorbeck Razzle Dazzle (Mrs H Haughton) – Just over12 months grizzle and tan of nice type. Strong head with lovely expression. Narrow in front with tight feet. Slightly shorter in length of rib than 1.Easily spanned .Loose pelt and good coat of correct texture. Another nice, young bitch who just missed out today as not quite as enthusiastic as 1on the move.
3rd - Dejurra Blue Moon (Mrs A E Pitt)
Res - Fevstone Rosie Posie (Ms M Masefield) .
VHC - Foxwater Alma Ann (Mrs J Spence)
Post Graduate - Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st - Mysulan Rhapsody In Blue (Mrs S J Baxter) – Just over 2 years old blue and tan of nice type. Beautiful head and expression with strong bite and neat ears. Gun barrel straight front with tight feet and thick pads. Well laid shoulders, narrow throughout and spanned with ease. Excellent angulation, topline and tailset. Thickest of pelts and dense, harsh coat with correct ticking. Moved well coming and going. Presented a lovely picture. RBB.
2nd - Sweet Olives Girl (Mrs L J Thornburn) – Almost 3 year old grizzle and tan with sweet head and expression. Correct bite. Neat ears. Slightly deeper in brisket than 1 but spanned easily. Level topline. Excellent, harsh coat and loose pelt. Moved ok both ways.
3rd - Totherend Honeybee (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Res - Northborders Pinot to Thornyhurst (Mrs L Illingworth)
VHC - Otterpaws Lyin Eyes JW (Miss A M Dixon)
Limit - Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Picer Bess Pool (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) – Almost 2 and ½ year old grizzle and tan. Superb head with broad skull, neat ears and dark eye giving the keenest of expressions. Straight front with tight feet and good bone. Enough depth of brisket, easily spanned. Lovely level topline with strong loin. Balanced angulation fore and aft. Thickest of pelts and shown in a superb, harsh coat. Moved straight and true coming and going, holding her topline on the move. Delighted to award her BB and BOS.
2nd - Foxwater Destiny Angel at Chorbeck (Mrs H Haughton) – Just over 2 year old grizzle and tan with good, feminine head and expression. Nice for size, slightly longer coupled than 1. Good layback of shoulder, narrow throughout and spanned easily. Strong loin with good
tailset. Balanced angulation. Good, harsh jacket. Moved ok, just not quite the drive of 1 on the day.
3rd - Karison Kadbury (Miss K Johnson)
Res - Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)
VHC - Kadaredhills Henley Star (Mrs J Potts)
Open - Bitch
Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st - Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright) – Almost 7 years old blue and tan shown in excellent, fit condition. Typical head with keen expression. Easily spanned with super harsh coat and loose pelt. Good angulation and straight front. Moved around the ring with ease.
Special Beginners - Dog or Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st - Otterpaws The Thunder Rolls (Miss A M Dixon) see 1st MPB
2nd - Foxwater Alma Ann (Mrs J Spence) – 8 months grizzle and tan of nice type. Feminine head with dark eye. Correct bite. Spanned easily. Harsh coat and loose pelt. Moved ok but not as purposeful on the move as 1.
3rd - Ragatam Isla At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)
Res - Blaisdon One Step Up (Mr C Walton)
Veteran - Dog or Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
What a privilege to judge this class of golden oldies which were a credit to our breed. I wish I’d had more place cards. A lovely class.
1st - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter – see 1st OD)
2nd - Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM ShCEx VW (Mrs H A Metcalfe) – Just over 9 years grizzle and tan whom I have admired for a long time. Lovely for type with the strongest of otter heads, neat ears, dark eye, giving correct, keen expression. Scissor bite with big teeth and strong underjaw. Narrow, easily spanned, with balanced angulation, level topline and correct tailset. Strong in loin .Loose pelt, and thick, harsh coat of excellent texture. Fit and well-muscled, another who belies his age. Moved with ease around the ring, presenting a lovely, balanced picture. Unlucky to meet my eventual BIS in the veteran class, as he would on another day, have been my BVIS.
3rd - Blue Duke Of Cumbria At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson)
Res - CH Benattivo Best Bet Karison (Miss K Johnson)
VHC - Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)