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)