Northern Border Terrier Club Open Show
Sunday 7th October 2018
Judge: Mrs Gemma Vaughan (nee Alpe) (Holteal)

Best in Show Irton Morse Code
Best Puppy in Show Cedarhill Dish of the Day for Dexlin
Best Veteran in Show Irton Morse Code
Best Dog: Irton Morse Code
Res Best Dog: Lairehope Highland Chief of Tweedburn
Best Dog Puppy: Cedarhill Dish of the Day for Dexlin
Best Bitch Irton Scotch Mist
Res Best Bitch Keebank Withy Song
Best Bitch Puppy: Picer Martha Logen

 

My thanks goes to Northern border terrier club firstly for the invite to judge,its was a great honour to judge in a geographically different area to myself. Thank you to all who had entered and all that showed under me.

The hospitality at the show was second to none with a fantastic lunch on offer. Thank you to my stewards on the day who helped run my ring very smoothly. I was overall very pleased with the quality of dogs that were shown under me just one dog with a bad mouth and another dog with a kinked tail. Varying stages of coats today but I will not place down if I can see what I’m looking for coming through. Again, thank you for your entries and allowing me to judge your dogs.

Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog 2 (1)
1st: Cedarhill Dish of the Day For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Innes) BDP & BPIS
6 month old grizzle puppy, a baby and stood alone but deserved his 1st place, nice moderately strong head, nice and narrow, moved well both for & after, with lovely angulation. I would like to think a promising future is ahead.

Class 2 Puppy Dog 2 (1)
1st: Glenbucket Highland Reel (M J Alexander) RBDP
Grizzle dog with good texture but shorter on coat today, moved out with ease of stride, of a larger type. Moved out well with a nice topline and carried tail well.

Class 3 Junior Dog 6 (2)
1st: Northborders Marlon Brando (Julie North)
A very promising youngsters, great tight coat, moved out with great confidence giving a very pleasing outline. Good head with nice strong muzzle not over done. Just preferred head of 1 over 2.
2nd: Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Nice Blue & Tan in lovely coat, easily spanned with a nice a racey body, good tail set held well on the move.
3rd: Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S J Ward)
4th: Thornheswin New Beginning (Claire Boyd)

Class 4 Maiden 0

Class 5 Novice 1 (1)

Class 6 Post Graduate Dog 7 (1)
1st: Northborders Marlon Brando (Julie North)
As Junior class
2nd: Thornheswin Red Ruffian (John Craig Dixon)
Shown today in shorter coat than 1 but was a good tight jacket, easily spanned, nice outline held well on move.
3rd: Pikey Boy at Shiftyfox (Mr Gordon Wildey)
4th: Otterpaws Mountain High (Glenn & Nicola Birrell)
5th: Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S J Ward)

Class 7 Limit Dog 4 (2)
1st: Stineval Pontiac From Thornheswin (John Craig Dixon)
Lovely grizzle in harsh coat, good head with great expression. Good lay back of shoulder easily spanned. Preferred his head over 2.
2nd: Otterpaws Munich (Glenn & Nicola Birrell)
Another good grizzle in good coat, moved ok, slightly over angulated.

Class 8 Open Dog 6 (1)
1st: Lairehope Highland Chief of Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald) RBD & RBIS
Lovely red grizzle not in the best of coats today but this did not distract at all, nice outline, easily spanned with a well-balanced body, strong head with a great expression.
2nd: Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chievinor SHCM (Mrs H A Metcalf)
Nice grizzle dog, good expression, in good coat, moved out well with good topline.
3rd: Glenbucket Whiskey Mac (Ms Andrea Rogers)
4th: Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
5th: Tyneaster Special Agent at Raedwulf (Mrs V Atkinson)

Class 9 Minor Puppy Bitch 6 (1)
1st: Picer Martha Logen (Mr & Mrs G & S Pickering) BBP & RBPIS
Just 6 month old bitch Puppy in good coat, with a lovely strong but feminine head. Good front with carried on well with movement, excited for her future.
2nd: Karison Koprosma At Staynorwood (Mr & Mrs G & C Richardson)
8 month old girl in good coat, with a lovely otter like head, good movement. Loads to like but would just prefer a little bigger.
3rd: Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs Jane Roberts)
4th: Otterpaws Lyin’ Eyes (Andrea Dixon)
5th: Picer Annie Jack (Alan Black)

Class 10 Puppy Bitch 2
1st Irton Sovay (D & A Fryer) RBBP
A very busy little character both stood and, on the move, good otter head with lovely dark eye, good rear angulation moved well with lots of enthusiasm.
2nd: Glenbucket Highland Queen (Mrs Nicola Anderson & Mrs A Howard)
Nice grizzle bitch not in the tightest of coats today, moved well from & behind, just preferred head on 1.

Class 11 Junior Bitch 8 (2)
1st: Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
14 month old bitch who I have admired. today in very full coat but still showing her good outline, good movement for me best in class. Great feminine head with good expression and correct bite.
2nd: Thornheswin That’s My Girl (John Craig Dixon)
Very feminine bitch, good head, nice narrow front, moved well, slightly longer in loin than I would prefer.
3rd: Shiftyfox Back Pearl (Mr Gordon Wildey)
4th: Normbar Estée Lauder (Mrs Norma Ellis)
5th: Venery Dusk (Sally Fuller)

Class 12 Maiden Bitch 3 (1)
1st: Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs Jane Roberts)
Only a baby but showed very well and with confidence, nice coat moved well with good drive.
2nd: Keebank Ice Maiden (Shirley Morgan)
Grizzle bitch, lacking in coat today, good head with nice expression, moved a little unsteady, up on height for me.

Class 13 Novice 3
1st: Otterpaws Lyin’ Eyes (Andrea Dixon)
8 month old grizzle bitch, good head with keen expression, movement good, winning over 2 on this.
2nd: Carrickfarm Macey (V Margaret Armstrong)
Nice feminine bitch with a good head and expression, not quite as positive on move as 1.
3rd: Esyntona Codeword Vandamere (Mrs V Atkinson)

Class 14 Post Graduate Bitch 9 (3)
1st: Ragatam Chit Chat (Tracey Peacock)
Lovely blue & tan bitch in the harshest of coats, enjoyed her movement, good strong head with good bite, nice length of body easily spanned.
2nd: Picer Beth Chatto (Mr & Mrs G & S Pickering)
Grizzle bitch slightly less coat than 1, moved well, with nice overall outline, correct bite carried, strong muzzle. Another day 1/2 could easily change places.
3rd: Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr & Mrs C J Martin)
4th: Nottorg Nostalgia (A Taylor)
5th: Brackenfell I Go To Pieces (Mrs T J Lister & Miss C A Lister)

Class 15 Limit Bitch 11 (4)
1st: Irton Scotch Mist (D & A Fryer) BB & BOS
Good strong headed bitch, good bite, lacking in coat but obvious quality coming through, moved with ease, nicely angulated was a close decision about 1&2 today.
2nd: Keebank Withy Song (Mr & Mrs B Rostron) RBB
In ok coat, again not a lot there but signs of tightness coming, great size and overall balance, good feminine head with good expression, moved well.
3rd: Bardenfox Tale As Old As Time (Mrs j & Mr I Broomhead)
4th: Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (John Craig Dixon)
5th: Lynsett Miss Marple (Mr & Mrs JR & V Mann)

Class 16 Open Bitch 7 (5)
1st: McBrock Miss Amelia (Mr & Mrs JR & V Mann)
Dark grizzle bitch, in lovely harsh coat with good depth to it, nice head, moved ok.
2nd: Otterpaws Firebird SHCM (Andrea Dixon)
Nice grizzle bitch, good head, correct bite, moved a little wider in front & behind than 1.

Class 17 Special Beginners Dog or Bitch 2
1st: Earnwell Otto (Suzanne Lovegreen)
4 year old blue & tan bitch, nice coat with good harshness, feminine head, moved ok.
2nd: Picer Annie Jack (Alan Baker)
Just 6 month old blue & tan bitch lacking in harsh coat, nice head, moved ok

Class 18 Veteran Dog or Bitch 9 (3)
1st: Irton Morse Code (D & A Fryer) BD, BIS & BVIS
8 year old red grizzle in super harsh coat, with an exceptionally strong otter like head and good bite. Good lay back of shoulder, super overall outline, moved out well for and after. Turned out well and handled well. Pleased to award him top honours today.
2nd:CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen (Mrs C Archibald
9 year old grizzle dog, good head and keen expression, moved with good drive today, well balanced both on move and stood.
3rd:CH Irton Enigma (D & A Fryer)
4th: Grettacs The Wizard SHCM (Mr B &a Mrs L P Innes)
5th: Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox (Mr Gordon Wildey)


The Northern Border Terrier Club Championship Show – 15th July 2018
Bowburn Community Association, Durham Road, Bowburn, Co. Durham. DH6 5AT
Judge: Professor S P Dean (Tyrian)
Entries: 142 making 156, plus 11 NFC

Best In Show: CH/Ger CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW WW17
Reserve Best In Show: CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW
Best Opposite Sex: CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW
DCC: CH/Ger CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW WW17
RDCC: Gameway Mcvitie JW
Best Puppy – Dog: Dassett Last Waltz
BCC: CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW
RBCC: CH Otterbobs Xolana
Best Puppy – Bitch: Beaconpike River Sky
Best Puppy: Dassett Last Waltz
Reserve Best Puppy: Beaconpike River Sky
Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Beaconpike River Sky
Best Veteran: Grettacs the Wizard ShCM

Thoroughly enjoyed my day with the NBTC. My thanks to the Committee for the appointment and the exhibitors for their entry of Borders. I was well looked after all day and I would like to express my gratitude to my Stewards who did an excellent job by keeping focused on their task throughout the day. I was extremely pleased with the overall quality of the dogs across both sexes. For those who left without prize cards do not be too disappointed, I saw only one undershot jaw and no dog was out of place in the show ring. My top winners were all outstanding dogs and there were several others who deserve that label who were placed but did not reach the final accounting. Overall heads are very good but let’s be careful not to breed for too much strength in skull. Ensure we balance what we have with equal strength in muzzle and under-jaw and please lots more beautiful large white teeth. Most dogs had the correct outline, with many good top-lines and neat tails. Coats and pelts were generally very good and do not be afraid to show a Border in that rich, thick, harsh, double coat they are well known for. Generally, conformation was correct, with shoulders and stifles showing acceptable angulation. The straight stifle is quite rare, but equally let’s not over do the angulation of the hind limb as that produces weakness. Short hocks go best with correct stifles. Dogs with a length of leg, drive from hindquarters, tight feet and good ribbing did well today provided they had the typical Border Terrier characteristics we all look for. A few dogs are getting a little long in body for a variety of reasons. Some have their shoulder set forwards on the chest, some lack the well ribbed-back conformation and so appear to have long couplings’, and some have shorter legs than they ideally need. Much of this was marginal today but they are all points to remember as the breed moves forward. I was pleased with the CC line ups and excited by the quality in some of the youngsters coming through. It would have been nice to reward some of these emerging future champions with higher honours but the quality at the top was too much for relatively immature dogs.

 Veteran Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st – Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
9 yo Fit, racy and spannable, Great coat and pelt, typical head, a reach of neck into level topline. Well made, moved OK. BV
2nd – CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)
8 yo Another good one to go over. Strongly headed, Great coat, moved well, nicely made all round. Presented in good order. Preferred topline and raciness of 1. Very close up.
3rd – CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen at Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
8yo Good type, well made with harsh jacket but preferred the pelt of 2. Good set and shape of tail. Moved soundly.
Res – Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)

Minor Puppy Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st – Otterwood Titan (Mr P Armstrong)
6mo Good jacket and pelt, Nice head, keen expression and well made. Hocks let down. Needs to mature but has much promise. Nice joint angulated and has flowing lines. Needs more schooling.
2nd – Lairehope Bear Bejewelled (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
8mo Raw youngster of smaller type. Strong muzzle, neat ears and narrowly built. Moved OK. Time for maturity to make its mark.
3rd – Glenbucket Highland Reel (Mrs M J Alexander)
8mo Plainer head but superb jacket and pelt. Moved loosely in front. Well up on leg but spannable. Good shoulders. Has promise, lets’ see how he matures

Puppy Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st – Dassett Last Waltz (Mrs S Spafford)
9mo. Nicely balanced, good size, level topline, nice tail set. Typical head, slightly large ears, well-made throughout. Good coat and pelt but not at its best, Moved well and evenly. Slightly small teeth. Should mature well. Stood out in class and ended taking Best Puppy
2nd – Northborders Marlon Brando (Miss J North)
10 mo Up on the leg, strong head and correct expression. Spannable. Clean, neat narrow lines but not quite balanced at the moment. Great coat and pelt. Not as much reach or drive on the move as 1. Maturity will reveal true potential.
3rd – Thornheswin New Beginning (Mrs C E & Mr R F Boyd)
11mo. B/Tan in need of more schooling. Moved OK, nicely made, good head but not on form today.
Res – Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)

Junior Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st – Ridgebow Two Hoots (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
13mo. Typical head and expression. dark eye, neat ears, good strong teeth. Nicely balanced with flowing lines. Handy size. Well ribbed back. Liked his length of leg and neat tight feet. Good harsh coat and pelt. Correct shoulders and hindquarters with front assembly well under the chest. Covers the ground on the move. Considered him for higher honours.
2nd – Brackenfell Rock the Boat for Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
14mo. Good type, well made, with good head. Racy lines. Coat OK. Moved well in front would prefer more drive behind.
3rd – Pikey Boy by Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey)
15mo. Nice B/Tan. Nervous on the day. Strong head, neat ears, narrow and well built. Up to size. Coat harsh, pelt thick. Moved well
Res – Otterpaws Mountain High (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
VHC – Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)

Yearling Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st – Keebank Jack Frost (Mr S Russell & Miss D Maynard)
18mo. Much to like here. Typical head and expression albeit older style, neat dark ears, well made both ends. Moved well. Coat good. Nice topline, good bone and handy size.
2nd – Brackenfell Rock the Boat for Vandamere (Mr S Pollit)
As before

Maiden Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st – Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
12 mo. Stood alone, 5th in strong junior class. Head OK, heavy in ear, good skull with deeper stop than I prefer. Lighter on bone. Coat is harsh but not at its best. Moved OK Needs time to mature to reveal potential. Good reach of neck, correct shoulders and well ribbed. Nicely made in hindquarters. Coat OK. Needs to mature into his frame.

Novice Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st – Akenside Eventide (Mr & Mrs B & N Wanless)
Stood alone. Smartly presented, Handy size with harsh Jacket, thick pelt and nicely made all round. Liked his shoulders and his strength of bone. Neat tail, Coat just past its best. Worthy 1st

Postgraduate Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st – Shiftyfox Tried and Tested (Mr G Wildey)
Honest Border with strength in skull and muzzle, and strong teeth. Good angulation, moving with some drive. Coat needs a tidy but harsh jacket and thick pelt. Well let down hocks. Racy lines
2nd – Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong)
Smart B/Tan. Nice head, Heavy in ear. Good neck and topline. Nice set of tail and good carrot shape. Lost to 1 on movement
3rd – Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
Decent head, and lines, lacking coat today. Would prefer the narrowness of winner.
Res – Tyneaster Dark Agent (Mrs S F Gill)

Mid Limit Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st – Chorbeck Chatty Man JW ShCM (Mrs H Haughton)
All close up – time to split hairs. Moved well fore and aft, Nice head and expression, good coat and pelt, easily spanned. Nice bone, good topline, neat tail, well set on. Best on the move. His day will come.
2nd – Tarkaswell Smart Move to Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Close up, Good head, lovely coat and pelt, neat lines and moved OK.
3rd – Oakyard Out N’about At Dassett (Mrs S Spafford)
Also close up, would prefer stronger teeth. Tightly spanned and up to size, good coat. Prefer a narrower front, not so well ribbed as 1. Nice honest border.
Res – Thornheswin Red Ruffian (Mr J C Dixon)

Limit Dog
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
High quality class where several worthy dogs went without.
1st – Tojamatt Rhythm N’blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
Up to size and spannable. Strong head, typical expression and nice dark eye and grand teeth. Attractive lines overall, nicely boned and well ribbed back. Tight feet, a neat tidy tail, set on correctly to finish the picture. Moved well. Built on racy lines but not overdone.
2nd – Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW (Mrs M Fleming)
Very close up, Superb coat and pelt, very strong head, well made with flowing lines, well let down hocks. Covers the ground on the move. Preferred hindquarters and ribbing of 1.
3rd – Wintergarden Fly’s Finale to Manorcroft (Mr D J Bean)
Handy sized dog, typical head, well made with pleasing outline, good coat and pelt. Narrow and stylish. Did well in this mature group.
Res – Keebank Jack Frost (Mr S Russell & Miss D Maynard)
VHC – Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)

Open Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 2
1st – CH/Ger CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW WW17 (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
Turned out in very good order, a balanced, mature dog made well throughout. Typical head and expression, attractive reach of neck flowing through to a great topline and tail set. A deep spannable chest and well ribbed back. Good length of leg with good bone and neat tight feet. Nicely made all over translating into high quality movement. Dog CC & BIS
2nd – Gameway Mcvitie JW (Mrs P Clark)
Close up, much to like here and very worthy. Like his type and construction. Good head and expression and lovely dark ears. Best of jackets, nicely made. Moves well. Just preferred the maturity of 1 and strength in hindquarters. Res CC
3rd – Daluce King of Emotion (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)
Another high quality dog but lacked his best jacket today. Narrow with lovely thick pelt, well made all round which translated into balanced movement. Liked his type and flowing lines.
Res – Clipstone Starshine (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
VHC – Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM (Mrs H A Metcalfe)

Special Beginners Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st – Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
As before

Veteran Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
A class of very worthy veterans
1st – CH Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone (Miss E & Mrs J Jackson)
9yo. Stylish, well made with lovely coat and pelt. Strong head, enough reach of neck into good topline. Finished off with carrot tail, nicely set. Correct fore construction with good shoulders balanced with good hindquarters. Unsurprisingly moving well. Stood out here.
2nd – Beaconpike Night Sky at Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)
8yo. Lots to like here. Good head and reach of neck, nice topline and tail set. Coat and thick pelt and well ribbed back. Not so precise on the move as 1.
3rd – Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)
10yo. Honest throughout, narrow and nicely up on the leg, correct conformation and moves well, preferred strength of head and muzzle of 1&2.
Res – Southash Cherry Bliss at Smurfski (Mr J C B Yore)
VHC – CH Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips)

Minor Puppy Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
Challenging class of promising youngsters.
1st – Irton Sovay (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
7mo. Heavy coat, well-made underneath. Forelegs well under chest with good shoulders, moves out well, Feminine head with strength in muzzle and neat ears. Narrow and feminine throughout.
2nd – Glenbucket Highland Queen (Mrs N Anderson & Mrs A Howard)
8mo Close up, with harsh jacket and thick pelt, all well presented. Great head, lovely bone and well made all round. Needs to tighten in front.
3rd – Mysulan Go Easy (Mrs S J Baxter)
6mo. Delightful B&Tan, nicely made, lovely head, flowing lines moves well but needs to control front action. Super coat and pelt. Maturity will reveal all. Preferred the strength of bone in 1&2.
Res – Ravenside Marsha At Jordith (Mrs L.M.I & Mr A.M. Jordan-Smith)
VHC – Otterwood Diodem (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)

Puppy Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st – Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
11 mo. Smartly turned out, Good head and expression, nice neck and topline. Jacket harsh enough with better on the way. Well made in shoulder and stifle and now awaits maturity. Moves well. Res Best Puppy
2nd – Thornheswin That’s My Girl (Mr J C Dixon)
11mo Close up to 1. Similar in head with dark ears. Very well made all-round and moved well. Short on coat today.
3rd – Esyntona Codeword Vandamere (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
10mo B&Tan with strong head and good reach of neck. Nicely made, coat not at its best. Hopefully maturity will yield a little more bone.
Res – Blackadder Water River (Mr R Skelton)
VHC – Elemcella Scaevola (Mr C Tait)

Junior Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st – Oxcroft Jessie (Mr J Price)
Typical otter head, narrow throughout, great coat, neat tail, well made with nice topline and well ribbed back. Forehand impressive and moved well, Handy size and in good condition.
2nd – Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Attractive otter head and feminine expression. A pleasing reach of neck into flowing top-line. Good conformation fore and aft translated into good movement. Tail set correct, but lack of substance here let her down today.
3rd – Picer Beth Chatto JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Another very good type. Typical strong head, good reach of neck and topline. Dense harsh jacket and well-made but needs to come together on the move. Preferred length of leg of 1&2.
Res – Otterbobs Duchess (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
VHC – Southash Hazel Honey (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)

Yearling Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 1
1st – Achnagairn Touch of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
Plenty of substance. Marvellous coat and pelt, beautiful head. Well ribbed, angulated correctly fore and aft, moving well with drive and efficiency. Plenty of bone. Finished with neat well set tail and tight feet.
2nd – Chorbeck Angel Eyes (Mrs H Haughton)
Close up to 1. Similar in type and form, neat dark ears, super coat and pelt. neat correct tail. Well-made and moved well. Preferred overall balance of 1.
3rd – Blaisdon Step in Time (Miss A Thomas & Mr J Thomas)
Another quality type, Typical head with strength in jaw. Liked her conformation. Up on the leg, pleasing lines and neat well set tail. Close to 1 & 2 but movement let her down today.
Res – Nottorg Nostalgia (Mrs A Taylor)
VHC – Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)

Maiden Bitch
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Novice Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 2
1st – Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
As before
2nd – Southash Hazel Honey (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)
Quality feminine bitch, nice head lovely coat, Well made all round. Awaiting maturity to complete the picture. Movement in front needs to tighten.
3rd – Thornyhurst Aurora (Mrs L Parry)
Carrying too much weight, Typical head, and expression, Up to size. Coat good. Well-made and moves well. Get the weight off and let’s see!

Postgraduate Bitch
Entries: 17 Absentees: 9
1st – Bordurrock Tarot Woman (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies)
Good head, neat ears, good hindquarters. Super coat and pelt. Narrow. Lower set tail. Moved best in class. Liked her length of leg
2nd – Southash Annie Oakley At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)
Similar type to 1. Feminine lines, Typical head and expression, coat good, nicely made but not quite the movement of 1
3rd – Glenbucket Sandys Glinty at Lairehope (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Heavier type, super coat needing a tidy. Well made, nice dark ears. Longer cast than 1&2. Moves OK but not enjoying her day.
Res – Kentixen Mystery (Mr C Tait)
VHC – Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)

Mid Limit Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st – Picer Flora McIvor JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Close decision. Liked her head, and the glint in her eye. neat dark ears, nice reach of neck. Well made with front assembly well under fore-chest. Presented in super coat. Moves very well.
2nd – Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Full of character, Lovely B/Tan. Sufficient bone. Preferred expression of 1. Lovely topline, neat tail and well made. Handled well.
3rd – Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding)
Typical head, Coat good, Moves well. Would prefer her up on her pasterns with neater feet. Just not the sparkling form needed today.
Res – Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
VHC – Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss Dixon)

Limit Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 6
1st – Achnagairn Prim N’Proper (Mrs A Fraser)
Superb coat and pelt, strong otter head, neat ears, strong muzzle. A good reach of neck. Plenty of substance throughout. Well-made fore and aft with neat tight feet. Her good conformation yields effective movement.
2nd – Keebank Charlie’s Cracker (Mrs L Keeffe)
Feminine type, Typical head and expression. Well-made shoulders and hindquarters, correct topline, coat harsh with plenty of pelt. Preferred strength of muzzle and fitness of 1.

Open Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
Top quality bitches on display with very close decisions between the top 5.
1st – CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW (Miss D Bladen)
Beautiful B/Tan. Immaculately set down. Typical head and expression, with strong teeth and muzzle. Moderate reach of neck, good topline flowing into carrot tail, well set on. Unexaggerated angulation fore and aft and nicely up on the leg. Good strong neat feet. Super harsh jacket. Moves well. Bitch CC, Res BIS, BOS.
2nd – CH Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Pressed hard for top spot. Similar type to 1, has the head and flowing lines of a top class bitch. Super jacket and pelt. Preferred the length of leg of 1. Well made all round and thus very sound on the move. Res CC
3rd – CH Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer)
Nice head with neat dark ears and a pleasing dark eye. Well made. Great jacket and pelt, Tight feet and firmly muscled. Narrow clean lines. Nice carrot tail set well on.
Res – Ridgebow Nonpareil (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
VHC – Foxcraig Touch of Magic for Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)

Special Beginners Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 4

Special Open Working Dog or Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st – July Rex Boy At Obaircre (Mr J Graham)
Strong, fit masculine dog. Well made all round. Strong head and dark eye with firm expression. Excellent strength in muzzle, large teeth and good under jaw. Typical harsh jacket and thick pelt, in great condition. A neat tail well set on finishes the picture. Well-muscled throughout.


 

 

The Northern Border Terrier Club Open Show

Apr 14th 2018

Judge: Ms Judith Fawcett (Carrock)

Entries: 109 making 127, 4 NFC

Best In Show: Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW
Reserve Best In Show: Howthwaite Gold Dust
Best Opposite Sex: Howthwaite Gold Dust
Best Dog: Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW
Reserve Best Dog: Wadesleia Mr Herriot
Best Puppy – Dog: Ridgebow Two Hoots
Best Bitch: Howthwaite Gold Dust
Reserve Best Bitch: Ridgebow Pendle Witch
Best Puppy – Bitch: Chorbeck Cosmic Girl
Best Puppy: Ridgebow Two Hoots
Reserve Best Puppy: Chorbeck Cosmic Girl
Best Veteran: Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike

I would firstly like to thank the Northern Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge their show and for their lovely hospitality – lunch was very tasty. Thank you also to the committee for their lovely gift. My two stewards, Graham Richardson and Geoff Sugars, kept things moving along nicely – well done. This was my first breed club show and I was absolutely delighted with the excellent entry – thank you to everyone for giving me the opportunity of going over your dogs. As expected coats were at various stages but on the whole were good; only a couple of exhibits on the day had no coat at all. All dogs were entire and there were no kinked tails. There were one or two missing or broken teeth, especially in the veteran class and one or two untidy mouths. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and was delighted with my main winners – I had some really good quality dogs to judge.

Minor Puppy Dog – Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Northborders Marlon Brando (Miss J North) – 7 month old with masculine head, strong jaw and excellent dentition. Up on the leg but narrow throughout and spannable. He kept a level top line on the move, although he does need to tighten up in the front. Good coat and pelt.
2nd – Otterbobs Marquis (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin) – Smaller than my winner and not as mature. Again, good coat and pelt. Preferred stronger head and ear carriage of 1. Moved OK.
3rd – Thornheswin New Beginning (Mrs C E & Mr R F Boyd)

Puppy Dog – Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st – Ridgebow Two Hoots (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) – 10½ month old grizzle with masculine head, flat scull and strong muzzle and large teeth. Lovely deep, harsh jacket and thick pelt. He is spannable with a good length of rib and is well muscled. He strode with confidence and maturity around the ring on neat feet. Sound in front movement, a little wide in the rear. Pleased to award him BPD and BPIS.
2nd – Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit) – Broad head and strong muzzle. Good coat and pelt. Moved OK but a little close behind. His top line could be better and his tail set is slightly low.

Junior Dog – Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1st – Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere (Mr S Pollit) – 2nd in Puppy dog.
2nd – Ravenside Chabadabada (Mr L Maclagan) – Good head and dentition but not quite as strong in the muzzle as 1. Liked his length. Coat a little over today. Could have moved better.

Maiden Dog – Entries: 3 Absentees: 3

Novice Dog – Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st – Northborders Marlon Brando (Miss J North) – 1st in Minor Puppy dog.
2nd – Tyneaster Dark Agent (Mrs S F Gill) – B/T with nice head and expression. Spannable. I liked his length and he was well-muscled in his hindquarters. Moved OK.
3rd – Karison Kroupier (Miss K Johnson)
Res – Akenside Eventide (Mr & Mrs B & N Wanless)

Post Graduate Dog – Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st – Howthwaite in Voice (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett) – One I have judged before as a puppy. He is maturing well and has tightened up in his front movement – today he moved soundly around the ring. He is a little plainer in the head than some, but he has a strong jaw with lovely big teeth. He has good shoulder placement and spans well. Ribbed well back with strong loin and well-muscled.
2nd – Chorbeck Space Cowboy JW (Mrs H Haughton) – Stronger and slightly heavier built than 1 but still spannable. He has a moderately broad head with neat ears. Nice length of body. Moved soundly. Preferred overall balance of my class winner.
3rd – Karison Kustard (Miss K Johnson)
Res – Brumberhill Breitling (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)
VHC – W/D

Limit Dog – Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st – Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW (Mrs M Fleming) – I have watched this dog from the ringside for a while now and was not disappointed today when I went over him. Just over 2 years old, he has a lovely head, strong muzzle and good bite. He has a keen expression with neat ear set. Straight front, and well angulated front and rear. He spans well with a good length of body and strong loin. Very sound and balanced on the move, he holds a super top line with a lovely carrot like tail well set on. Presented in a lovely new top coat with a good loose pelt. Not over done in any way, he stood out today and I was very pleased to award him BD and BIS.
2nd – Stineval Pontiac From Thornheswin (Mr C Dixon) – Grizzle dog with good head and expression. Nice length of rib and spanned OK. Moved well and with drive.
3rd – Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Res – Glenbucket Highland Lad (Mrs M J Alexander)
VHC – Tyneaster Special Agent at Raedwulf (Mrs V Atkinson)

Open Dog – Entries: 10 Absentees: 2
1st – Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher) – Another dog that I have admired from the ringside. Good head and expression with good ear set. I liked his length of body, ribbed well back and strong loin. Well muscled hindquarters. Good top line and tail set. Coat just coming through. Moved well. RBD
2nd – Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) – 8 year old red grizzle with masculine head, strong jaw and lovely big teeth. Spanned easily. Flat ribs carried well back and narrow throughout. Good jacket and pelt. Sound on the move.
3rd – CH Stineval Napoleon JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)
Res – CH Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
VHC – Chorbeck Chatty Man JW ShCM (Mrs H Haughton)

Minor Puppy Bitch – Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st – Otterbobs Duchess (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin) – Grizzle 8½ month old with pleasing head and good bite. Narrow throughout she spanned easily. Good top line and tail set. She moved around the ring with confidence but does need to tighten up a little in the front. She won this class on maturity over 2 and I would have liked a bit more of her.
2nd – Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) – Just short of 8 months old, she has a sweet feminine head and good dentition. Narrow with a good length of body she spans easily. Good coat and pelt. She was a little unsettled on the table and not as confident on the move in this class as my winner. However, she did settle and moved well in maiden bitch, which won her that class.
3rd – Normbar Estee Lauder (Mrs N Ellis)
Res – Esyntona Codeword Vandamere (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
VHC – Thornheswin Thats My Girl (Mr J C Dixon)

Puppy Bitch – Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st – Chorbeck Cosmic Girl (Mrs H Haughton) – Up to size 11½ month old. Nice length of body with ribs well back. Level top line and nice tail set. Moved well but I noted she was a little close in the rear. Harsh jacket and good pelt. Would have preferred a slightly shorter muzzle. BPB
2nd – Lynsett Blue Sapphire (Mr J R & Mrs V Mann) – Smaller than 1, this 11 month old B/T had a feminine head that is still to mature. Shorter in body than 1, she spanned well and moved OK.

Junior Bitch – Entries: 10 Absentees: 6
1st – Nottorg Nostalgia (Mrs A Taylor) – Another I have judged before as a puppy and one who is maturing nicely. She has a feminine head of good proportions with near ear set and good dentition. She spans easily and is angulated well front and rear. She has a good jacked and pelt. Moved soundly coming and going.
2nd – Carrickfarm Macey (Mrs M Armstrong) – Narrow throughout and spanned easily, this 13 month old has a good pelt and a topcoat just coming through. Her head I feel still needs to mature. I preferred the movement of 1 today.
3rd – Thorneyburn So and So (Mrs M Wanless)
Res – Micustins Little Santa (Mr M McNicholas)

Maiden Bitch – Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st – Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) – 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch
2nd – Catgallows Raquel By Drigothe (Mr S & Mrs C E Griffiths) – 9 month old with nice head, neat ears and a good scissor bite. She spans well and has a good top line and tail set – just a little compact for me. Good coat and loose pelt. Moved OK.
3rd – Karison Karousel (Miss K Johnson)
Res – Esyntona Codeword Vandamere (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
VHC – Micustins Little Santa (Mr M McNicholas)

Novice Bitch – Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Chorbeck Angel Eyes (Mrs H Haughton) – Small bitch with sweet head and good expression. Narrow and spans easily. Excellent coat and pelt. Moved steadily around the ring.
2nd – Micustins Little Helper (Mr M McNicholas) – Taller and rangier than 1 and totally out of coat today. Head OK. Moved soundly keeping a level top line.
3rd – Esyntona Codeword Vandamere (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)

Post Graduate Bitch – Entries: 19 Absentees: 8
1st – Wadesleia Dear Prudence (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher) – Narrow throughout and good length of body. She has a feminine head but I would prefer a slightly shorter muzzle. She is a sound on the move and well balanced. Good coat and pelt.
2nd – Karison Krumble (Miss K Johnson) – Shorter coupled than 1. Lovely head and expression. Spanned OK. Presented in good coat. Moved well.
3rd – Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)
Res – Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
VHC – Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)

Limit Bitch – Entries: 11 Absentees: 7 (1 w/d)
Two lovely B/T bitches headed this class both well handled by their owners and both shown in fit condition – it was a close decision.
1st – Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett) – Strong but feminine head with excellent dentition. Narrow throughout she spans well. She has a straight narrow front and is well angulated front and rear. She has an excellent top line, which she holds on the move. Well-muscled hindquarters. Lovely jacket and pelt. Moved freely and with drive. I liked her a lot and was pleased to award her BB and RBIS.
2nd – Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) – another lovely B/T just short of 2 years old which I judged as a puppy. Slightly more bone than 1, but she spans well. Feminine head with good ear set. Standing on neat feet she moved well fore and aft, keeping a good top line extending into a lovely carrot tail well set on. Well presented coat and good pelt. RBB
3rd – Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss Dixon)

Open Bitch – Entries: 7 Absentees: 6
1st – Foxcraig Touch of Magic for Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Innes) – standing alone in this class she moved well coming and going. Lovely feminine head with neat ears and good dentition. Good coat and pelt. She is just a little compact for me.

Special Beginners Dog or Bitch – Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st – Brumberhill Breitling (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly) – grizzle/tan dog, 4th in Post Graduate class. Good length with nice top line and tail set. Good jacket and pelt. OK in head. Moved well.
2nd – Redfox Dusty (Mr & Mrs D B Marr) – missed the maiden dog class. A little unsettled on the table and on the move. OK in head. Short of coat today.

Veteran Dog or Bitch – Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
A lovely class to judge.
1st – Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding) – just short of 10 years, he has a good head and expression with strong jaw and lovely big teeth. Narrow throughout he has good length and is well angulated front and rear. Harsh jacket and good pelt. Sound on the move. BV.
2nd – Picer Beersheba at Wadesleia (Mrs H & Mr A Fletcher) – slightly shorter in body than 1. Stands on neat feet and moves well. Pleasing head and expression. Good straight front and well-muscled hindquarters.
3rd – Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Res – Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
VHC – CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)