The Northern Border Terrier Club Championship Show
Judge: Mrs Laura Illingworth (Thorneyhurst)
Entries: 165 making 205, 12 NFC

Best In Show: Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time
Reserve Best In Show: CH Bandicoot Dragon Glass
Best Opposite Sex: Howthwaite Grainsgill
DCC: Howthwaite Grainsgill
RDCC: Eneonith Marbles
Best Puppy – Dog: Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone
BCC: Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time
RBCC: CH Bandicoot Dragon Glass
Best Puppy – Bitch: Foxfactor Fire Cracker
Best Puppy: Foxfactor Fire Cracker
Reserve Best Puppy: Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone
Best Opposite Sex
Puppy: Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone
Best Veteran: Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell

A big thanks to The Northern Border Terrier Club for there invitation to judge their club show, my first club open show was for the Northern many years ago, and the friendliness and hospitality has not changed. Thank you to the exhibitors for such a good entry and great atmosphere around the ring, and most especially to my two capable stewards Carolyn and Graham Richardson for keeping every thing flowing, and not putting a foot wrong all day. The quality of exhibits was second to none and many good dogs had to go home without a card, teeth were excellent and not one kinked tail or missing testicle all day, nice to see so many of the borders looked capable of doing a days work.

Veteran – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald) 10 year old dog with a good head and nice eyes, good mouth and well laid shoulders. He had a lovely thick pelt, level topline and a good tailset, moved out well.
2nd – Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) 10 years old good body lines narrow in front with well laid shoulders, level top-line, good loose pelt.
3rd – Blue Duke Of Cumbria At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson) 8 year old Good shape to body, .Liked his head , well proportioned with strong muzzle. Moved well.

Minor Puppy – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Karison Klaus (Miss K Johnson) 7 months old, liked his narrow rib and length of body, tail set well on, good coat and undercoat showed well for such a baby.
2nd – Whittonglebe Kaiser (Mr G R Sugars) 8 months old, pleasing head, short muzzle strong bite, another in nice jacket, close decision.
3rd – Diggsad Dun Singin The Blues (Mrs A Taylor) 8 months dog, loved his body lines, good topline and bone.

Puppy – Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st – Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen) 10 month old, nice outline, good harsh jacket, great bend of stifle, moved out positively for a youngster, neat feet and good bone.
2nd – Chorbeck Move To The Music (Mrs H Haughton) 9 months, very close up to 1st, this boy has a super head, with excellent expression, good length of neck into well laid shoulder moved well.
3rd – Northborders Footman (Miss J North) 11 months smart youngster good bend of stifle nice outline, Harsh jacket.
Res – Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)
VHC – Mcbrock Eclipse (Mr & Mrs J R Mann)

Junior – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st – Cedarhill Dish Of The Day For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) A smart young dog, typical head with good dark eye, excellent top line and underline, tail set well on, moved with drive.
2nd – Kadaredhills Breaking Free (Mrs J Potts) Liked his head and ear set, good body lines, just a little unsettled yet.
3rd – Weststar Lone Ranger (Mrs C Swain) Good jacket and undercoat with loose pelt, excellent bend of stifle, moved well, just needs a bit more time.

Yearling – Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st – Dassett Last Waltz JW (Mrs S Spafford) Smart caught my eye, liked his body lines and length, best of top lines and tail set well on, typical head with good eye neat ears, moved well.
2nd – Northborders Marlon Brando JW (Miss J North) Beautiful headed dog, good out line, nice bone neat feet, narrow front turned out perfectly, strides out well.
3rd – Hawcoat Super Trooper (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner) Well balanced, comes to hand nicely, good bend of stifle moves with drive, coat just going over today.
Res – Lairehope Bear Bejewelled (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)

Maiden – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st – Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock) 4th in puppy, promising baby good reach of neck, nice eye, neat ears, good out line, just unsettled on move.
2nd – Weststar Lone Ranger (Mrs C Swain)
3rd – Diggsad Dun Singin The Blues (Mrs A Taylor)
Res – Kentixen Mint Imperial At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson)

Novice – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)
2nd – Kentixen Mint Imperial At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson) Nice sized dog, narrow front pleasing in head.
3rd – Thornheswin New Beginning (Mrs C E & Mr R F Boyd) Good head, nice length

Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st – Eneonith Marbles (Miss J Burrell) Caught my eye immediately on entering the ring, so well balanced, beautiful head, strong under jaw, large teeth, super lay back of shoulder narrow in rib, level top line, good for bone, strode out with purpose RDCC.
2nd – Onthill Nighthawk (Mr V J & Mrs M Pearce) Racy blue and tan in good jacket, liked his narrow lines and balance, pleasing head with neat ears, tail set well on.
3rd – Glenbucket Highland Reel (Mrs M J Alexander) Handsome male with super head, good for bone, correct front with neat feet, good bend of stifle.
Res – Otterpaws Muninn (Mr & Mrs G Birrel)
VHC – Akenside Feckless (Mrs D McLeod)

Mid Limit – Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st – Bowencloud Busy Bee JW (Mrs S J Ruth) Liked his body length and reach of neck, masculine head with strong under jaw lovely eye, neat ears, level top line, well set tail.
2nd – Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere JW (Mr S Pollit) Narrow racy dog, good front and well angulated rear positive on the move.
3rd – Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe) Good moving dog, liked his head, thick pelt and harsh jacket.
Res – Thornheswin Red Ruffian (Mr J C Dixon)
VHC – Onthill Nighthawk (Mr V J & Mrs M Pearce)

Limit – Dog
Entries: 8 Absentees: 1
1st – Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Masculine dog with fabulous head, strong jaw and big teeth, liked his movement, lots of drive from well muscled rear, lovely to see him shown free standing, pushed hard for rcc.
2nd – Holdenelms Worth The Wait Via Ycart (Mr K K Fraser & Mrs T J Butler) Nice sized dog, liked his narrow front, easy to span comes to hand beautifully in hard fit condition.
3rd – Stineval Pontiac From Thornheswin (Mr C Dixon) Another handy sized dog, lovely head and eye, straight front and well angulated rear, neat feet moved freely.
Res – Keebank Jack Frost (Mr S Russell & Miss D Maynard)
VHC – Lairehope Duke Diamante (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)

Open – Dog
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st – Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett) What a lovely dog to go over, narrow and rangy, comes to hand beautifully good for length with well laid shoulders, loved his head and expression, strong loin with good bend of stifle, shown in excellent harsh jacket with lots of undercoat and loose thick pelt, pleased to award him DCC.
2nd – Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald) In good fit condition, similar remarks to 1st, strode freely around the ring.
3rd – CH Stineval Napoleon JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner) In fit hard condition a handy sized dog with best of rib, liked his head and large strong teeth, free standing on small tight feet.
Res – Tojamatt Rhythm N’blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)
VHC – CH/Ger/NL CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW WW17/18 (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)

Special Beginners – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st – Kentixen Mint Imperial At Roseghyll (Mrs A Johnson)
2nd – Weststar Lone Ranger (Mrs C Swain)
3rd – Thornheswin New Beginning (Mrs C E & Mr R F Boyd)

Veteran – Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 2
1st – Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis) 9 years old, but not showing it, excellent fit condition, sweetest of heads, nice length and good bone, turned out perfectly.
2nd – CH Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips) 8 years old pretty bitch, good front and bend of stifle, good head and eye, moved well.
3rd – Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine) 10 years old racy bitch liked her front and length of body, pleasing head.
Res – Crosby Dark Duchess (A Johnson)
VHC – Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Minor Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st – Terabyte Up Town Girl (Mr K Green) 7 months, promising puppy, prettiest of heads, liked her length and top line, good straight front with neat feet, tail set well on, nice bend of stifle.
2nd – Borderxpress Echo Beach (Mr R Wright) 7 months similar type, liked her outline narrow and racy just not quite settled as 1st on move.
3rd – Whittonglebe Keira (Mr G & Mrs H Mckenzie) 7 months, smaller type, beautiful head, liked her top line and tailset.
Res – Twigglestone Victorious (Mrs C A Archibald)
VHC – Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)

Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st – Foxfactor Fire Cracker (Mrs K D Stockley) 11 months, what a stunner couldn’t take my eyes off her, loved her head and expression, great reach of neck going into well laid shoulder, level top line, short carrot tail, good angulation front and rear BP.
2nd – Carrock Curiosity (Ms J Fawcett) 9 months another nice puppy, lovely head, nice teeth, ears set well on, moved true.
3rd – Stineval Memphis To Emblehope (Miss D Bladen) Pretty bitch with typical otter like head , liked her ear set and eye, moved well around ring with plenty of drive, showing well and impeccably turned out.
Res – Reedbeck Firefly (Miss R C Lane)
VHC – Blaisdon Step Above (Miss A Thomas & Mr J Thomas)

Junior – Bitch
Entries: 18 Absentees: 2
1st – Bardenfox Queen of the Road (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) 17 months, loved this girls head, she had superb reach of neck, well laid shoulders and moved true both ways.
2nd – Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs J Roberts) 15 months smart bitch well constructed, good bone and well padded feet, coat and pelt were excellent moved positively.
3rd – Foxfactor Fire Cracker (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res – Ragatam Essence (Miss T Peacock)
VHC – Bandicoot Avenger (Mrs V L K Docwra)

Yearling – Bitch
Entries: 13 Absentees: 5
1st – Alcumlow Bloom (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber) Tall racy bitch with nice outline, comes to hand easily correct shoulders and nice stifle shown in good coat.
2nd – Irton Sovay (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Strong muzzle, nice eye, plenty of undercoat, good for bone, moved well, hard and fit.
3rd – Picer Martha Logen (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) Good headed bitch, with strong muzzle, level top line, short carrot tail, good bone, lovely turn of stifle.
Res – Normbar Estee Lauder (Mrs N Ellis)
VHC – Otterpaws Lyin Eyes (Miss A M Dixon)
Maiden – Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1st – Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)
2nd – Pherlas Bluebell (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)

Novice – Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 5
1st – Borderxpress Echo Beach (Mr R Wright)
2nd – Hightarn Nighthawk (Mr B & Mrs L Rostron) Nice head and eye, up on leg, moves well.
3rd – Sweet Ebony Princess At Liatch (Malcolm, Glen & Knowles) Smaller type, moved well behind, pretty head.
Res – Tarkaswell Bond Girl (Mrs C E Samsom)
VHC – Foxwater Miss Adventure (Mrs J Spence)

Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 17 Absentees: 2
1st – Otterbobs Duchess (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin) Liked her size, she has lovely eye and v shaped ears, good bite nice reach of neck, good jacket and loose pelt moved and stood soundly.
2nd – Alcumlow Heather At Sensevalley (Mrs C & Mr D Payne) Slightly rangier bitch, easily scannable, liked her movement, bit short of coat today.
3rd – Nantcoch Field Skipper (Mrs J M Phillips) Pretty girl, like how she comes to hand, narrow and in hard fit condition.
Res – Ycart Hunts Bays N Stays (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)
VHC – Achnagairn Tutti Frutti (Mrs A Fraser)

Mid Limit – Bitch
Entries: 12 Absentees: 4
1st – Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright) Lovely bitch for size feminine head neat well set ears neck flows into a level topline, good tail set harsh coat looked great stood and on the move.
2nd – Chorbeck Cosmic Girl (Mrs H Haughton) Narrow well moving girl, liked her rib and construction, good for pelt coat just coming but undercoat in evidence.
3rd – Bordurrock Shoot To Thrill (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies) Lovely outline, liked her head and eye, moved true.
Res – Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
VHC – Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss Dixon)
Limit – Bitch
Entries: 13 Absentees: 4
1st – Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon) Feminine bitch nice expression pleasing in neck and shoulders with a straight front and good bone spannable coat correct and thick pelt.
2nd – Stineval Kordia JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner) Lovely bitch liked her head, handy size, best of coats, in fabulous condition, good bone and good angulation.
3rd – Orangecastle Zaurak at Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley) Another quality girl, straight in front lovely shoulders flat rib topped by sweetest of heads.
Res – Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)
VHC – Karison Krumble (Miss K Johnson)

Open – Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 5
1st – Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) ) A lovely all round bitch best of heads, superb flat skull into great reach of neck, well laid shoulder level top line, tail set well on strong well muscled hindquarters looked great from all angles and moved so true, nothing I would change on her BCC and BOB.
2nd – CH Bandicoot Dragon Glass (Mrs V L K Docwra) Very close, many of the same remarks she has a super head, big strong teeth, racy and narrow, moves superbly RBCC and RBOB.
3rd – Carrock Caelan (Ms J Fawcett) Nice sized girl, good for coat and pelt another with a lovely head and free moving action.
Res – Picer Flora McIvor JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
VHC – Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley)
Special Beginners – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st – Hightarn Nighthawk (Mr B & Mrs L Rostron)
2nd – Foxwater Miss Adventure (Mrs J Spence) Good for coat, strong bite, moved true.
3rd – Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)
Res – Otterpaws Lyin Eyes (Miss A M Dixon)
VHC – Foxwater House Of Jazz (Mrs J Spence)
Special Open Working Dog or Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st – Ragatam Equalizer Via Ycart (Mr K. & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler) Narrow as they come but with bone and substance, this dog could get anywhere, showing his years slightly now but still moving true both ways.



The Northern Border Terrier Club Open Show

13th April 2019

Judge: Anna Duxbury (Ridgebow)

Best In Show: Howthwaite Gold Dust
Reserve Best In Show: CH Karison Kosta
Best Opposite Sex: CH Karison Kosta
Best Dog: CH Karison Kosta
Reserve Best Dog: Bordurrock Rainbow Rising
Best Puppy – Dog: Cashelrock Black Bush
Best Bitch: Howthwaite Gold Dust
Reserve Best Bitch: Irton Sovay
Best Puppy – Bitch: Ragatam Essence
Best Puppy: Ragatam Essence
Reserve Best Puppy: Cashelrock Black Bush
Best Veteran: Irton Morse Code JW

I would very much like to thank the officers and committee for offering me my first club show in this lovely light, large hall. The hospitality was wonderful! Thanks also to the efficient ring stewards and most of all to all the exhibitors for their wonderful entry and allowing me the privilege of going over their dogs. Sincere thanks for the sporting manner in which my decisions were accepted. Temperaments on the day were excellent, coats were very varied – some good dogs were penalised for not having double coat. No mouths were under-shot and all male dogs were entire

Minor Puppy – Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st – Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen) 7 month old grizzle dog with super head with good reach of neck leading to well angulated front. Good straight front legs with good tight neat feet. Good topline and tail-set with thick carroty tail. Excellent coat and pelt on this youngster. Easily spannable. Moved well if slightly wayward in front.
2nd – Chorbeck Strike a Pose (Mrs H Haughton) 6 month old red grizzle dog at his first show. Smaller frame than 1, with good head and expression. Good straight front legs onto neat feet. Good underline. Very good coat and lots of loose pelt. Easily spannable. Slightly less bend of stifle than 1, and didn’t move quite as well as the winner but lots to like in this happy little showman.
3rd – Northborders Footman (Miss J North)
Res – Thornheswin Ring Of Fire (Mr JC Dixon)

Puppy – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st –Cashelrock Black Bush (Mr & Mrs KH Moore) 10 month old grizzle dog, with excellent head and strong muzzle. Super coat and pelt. Level topline and good tail-set. Nice straight front legs onto neat feet. Good rear angulation, not overdone. Moved best in this class. Very nicely turned out as always from this kennel and handled well. Just preferred movement of Bitch pup in the challenge. RBPIS
2nd – Chorbeck Move To The Music (Mrs H Haughton) 6m old litter brother to 2nd in MPD with good head and again straight front legs onto good neat feet. Nice length of rib, good angulation and nice thick tail well set on. Very good pelt as usual from this kennel, but not much topcoat on this youngster today. Moved better than 3.
3rd Weststar Lone Ranger (C Swain) Res. Mostly Pip (T McCabe)
Res – Mostly Pip (Mr T McCabe)

Junior – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st- Cedarhill Dish of The Day for Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs LP Inness) 13 month old grizzle dog, narrow all through. Good head with keen expression and good dentition. Very good coat and thick pelt. Straight forelegs onto neat feet. Well laid on shoulders with good length of rib to well angulated rear. Topline did slope off slightly, giving lower tailset. Moved well. Active little dog, full of mischief, well handled.
2nd – Otterwood Titan (Mr P Armstrong) 15 month old light grizzle dog, with good head and expression. Nice outline, excellent length of rib. In good muscular condition, straight forelegs and well angulated rear. Good topline and tailset but not in a good coat today. Moved strongly around the ring with good drive.

Maiden – Dog
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Novice – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st – Northborders Footman (Miss J North) 7 and a half month old grizzle puppy. Was 3rd in MPD. Well constructed with good head and expression. Nice reach of neck to level topline and good tailset. Easily spannable. Moved and handled well but not enough topcoat today which cost him in the earlier class.
2nd – Lockhaugh Axis ( Mr P Bates) Red grizzle dog with a good head and strong muzzle, nice straight front legs onto good feet. Slightly rounder in rib than preferable. Good topline and tailset, slightly straight in stifle and tail a little thin. Good coat and pelt.
3rd – Thornheswin New Beginning ( (C Boyd)

Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 3
1st – Bordurrock Rainbow Rising (Mr DR & Mrs EJ Gillies) Excelled in head and expression, with good dentition. Nice reach of neck with good angulation and well laid back ribs. Really good pelt with thick red double jacket that hid his good construction. Could have been tidied to advantage. Moved well with drive, only beaten by a good champion in the challenge, liked him a lot.
2nd – Thornheswin Red Ruffian (Mr JC Dixon) Lively red grizzle dog, with lovely head and expression. Good strong muzzle and dentition. Good straight front legs, well laid back ribs, slightly lower tailset and straighter stifle than 1. Good coat and pelt and nice thick tail. Also moved well, just preferred construction of 1.
3rd – Otterpaws Mountain High ( Mr G & Mrs N Birrell)

Limit – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st – Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong) Very smart blue and tan dog. Lovely head with kind eye and strong muzzle. Straight forelegs onto neat tight feet. In good double coat with thick pelt, and great underline. Good angulation front and rear and moved well but does have slightly sloping topline when stacked. Good thick tail. Handled well.
2nd – Otterpaws Muninn (Mr G & Mrs N Birrell) Rangier type than 1, attractive head and short strong muzzle. Good topline, harsh coat and thick pelt. Slightly wider in front than 1 and not as positive on the move today.
3rd – Tyneaster Dark Agent ( Mrs S Gill)

Open – Dog
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st CH Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson) Attractive grizzle dog, fit and well muscled but still spannable. Super ottery head with a keen expression. Large teeth. Good layback of shoulder with straight forelegs and neat well padded feet. Good length of rib into strong short loin leading to well angled rear with well-let down hocks. Excellent pelt and coarse thick jacket. Moved soundly and with drive, the best mover in this class. Pleased to award him Best Dog.
2nd – Raleniro Second Time Around ShCM (Mr &Mrs MJ Lorraine & Miss P Thomas) Smaller framed than 1, good head, narrow all through with good angulation, lovely coat and pelt and moved well. Easily spanned. However in the challenge seemed to go slightly lame on left fore which cost him higher honours.
3rd – Thorneyburn Peace Pipe At Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs AJ Carr)
Res – Cedarhill Ghost Writer (M. Fleming)
VHC – Tojamatt Rhythm N’Blues at Readwulf (Mr M & Mrs VL Atkinson)

Minor Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1 1st –Carrock Curiosity (Mrs J Fawcett) 7 and a half month old grizzle bitch. Good head, nice ears. Nice length of neck with lovely topline and good coat with thick pelt. Good front angulation and well laid back ribs, easily spannable. Good tail well set on. Would like slightly more stifle angulation, however she moved well, the best in this class.
2nd – Stineval Grace Star (Mr AG & Mrs C Horner) Almost 7 month old grizzle bitch. Keen expression and good teeth. Nice size and outline, lovely coat and thick pelt. Nice thick tail, well set on. Good rear angulation, not as positive coming and going as 1.
3rd – Brankell Countdown (M Fleming) Res – Nitefox Adele (N Cummins)
Res – Nitefox Adele (Mrs N Cummins)

Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st – Ragatam Essence (Miss T Peacock) Very close decision between 1 and 2 today. 11 month old very attractive grizzle bitch. Lovely outline and narrow all through. Super head with flat skull and short muzzle, with good reach of neck to well angulated front. Good coat with thick pelt, level topline which she held on the move. Moved well to win the class, and then in the challenge to win BPB. Pleased to award her BPIS.
2nd – Howthwaite Gay Dusky ( Mr R & Mrs L Barrett) Lovely blue and tan bitch, 9 months old. Good head and teeth, nice reach of neck. Well laid on shoulders to straight forelegs, just right for bone. Neat underline, with good length of rib onto well angulated rear with strong loin. Nice size being easily spanned. Slightly excitable on the move today, which cost her first place.
3rd – Otterbobs Georgia Blue ( Mr J & Mrs H Gilpin)
Res – Valicetarn Velvet ( Mrs V Mason)
VHC – Foxwater House of Jazz (J Spence)

Junior – Bitch
Entries: 11 Absentees: 2
1st – Irton Sovay ( Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Very typy red grizzle bitch, good head with real varminty expression. Short muzzle with good teeth. Good length of neck and straight front with small neat feet. Abundance of thick coat and super pelt, with nice length of rib. Good angulation all round. Moved with drive and enthusiasm. Easy to span and really well balanced, was pleased to award her RBB.
2nd- Picer Martha Logen Another close decision between these two! Excellent head with nice dark eye, short strong muzzle and good sized teeth. Good angulation front and rear and nice thick padded feet. Super coat which made her look quite heavy but on inspection this was not so. Good pelt. Held her topline well, and had a super thick carroty tail. Just preferred balance of 1 today.
3rd – Karison Koprosma At Staynorwood (Mr & Mrs G & C Richardson)
Res- Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs J Roberts) VHC – Otterpaws Lyin’ Eyes ( Miss A Dixon)

Maiden – Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st – Foxwater Miss Adventure (Miss A.E. Pitt))Unplaced in a strong junior class and stood alone in this one, this bitch was of a nice size, and had a very good coat and pelt. Good head and pleasing expression with nice ears. Very good neat feet. Slightly out at the elbows meant that she moved better behind than in front, but nice profile and lots of good qualities on show.

Novice – Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st – Smalesmouth Cadence (Mrs J Roberts) Reserve in junior bitch. Elegant rangy bitch, good head and expression, nice reach of neck, straight front, but a little low on front pasterns. Easily spanned being narrow all through. Lovely rib and rear angulation. Moved very well but not a lot of topcoat today which cost her higher placings.
2nd – Foxwater Miss Adventure (Miss A E Pitt) – please see Maiden bitch critique

Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 14 Absentees: 2
1st – Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr RG & Mrs EA Wright) Blue and tan bitch, in very good coat and pelt. Very good angulation front and rear, forelegs straight with good bone onto neat feet. Good length of rib into short strong loin. Not overdone and moved well to take the class.
2nd – Bordurrock Tarot Woman (Mr DR & Mrs EJ Gillies) Grizzle and tan bitch with very good head, short strong muzzle and good teeth. Nice reach of neck, good front angulation and good length of rib. Another good coat and pelt from this kennel. Had a slight slope to croup but moved well with drive.3rd – Normbar Estee Lauder (Mrs N Ellis)
Res – Ragatam Chit Chat (Miss T Peacock)
VHC – Thornheswin That’s My Girl (Mr J C Dixon)

Limit – Bitch
Entries: 10 Absentees: 6
1st- Merumhor Blue Jasmine ( Mr &Mrs CJ Martin) Blue and tan bitch of lovely size. Good head and nice earset. Nice length of neck. Good thick pelt and harsh coat. Strong topline with great length of rib and correct underline – not cut up at all. Moved well on small neat feet.
2nd – Thornheswin Old Magic (Mr JC Dixon) Super head and eye, quite varminty. Good dentition. Nice length of neck and straight forelegs. Moved well. In good coat but pelt and length of rib not as good as 1.
3rd – Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)
Res – Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss Dixon)

Open – Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 3
1st – Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr RJ & Mrs EA Barrett) Quality blue and tan bitch very well constructed. Nice eye and good teeth. Best front assembly of the day with plenty of forechest giving great layback of shoulder. Straight forelegs onto small feet. Very good length to ribs and narrow all through. Good underline to strong loin, well-muscled hindquarters and well let down hocks. Super coat and thick pelt, moved very well around the ring with drive and animation. Very pleased to give her Best Bitch and Best in Show.
2nd – Karison Krumble ( Miss K Johnson) Very attractive dark grizzle bitch, another lovely front with straight forelegs and neat well-padded feet. Good head with short strong muzzle. Easily spanned, she was in good fit condition. Good topline and tailset and moved with drive. A very happy lively showgirl as most dogs from this kennel. Coat and pelt in good order. Just preferred balance of 1 today.
3rd – Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr JC Dixon)
Res – Ch Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)
VHC – Fieldsearch Forward Cry (Mr A Harker)

Special Beginners – Dog or Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 1
1st – Thorneyburn Tittle Tattle (K Richardson) 1 year old blue and tan bitch built on the right lines. Good head – ears flying slightly today. Straight forelegs onto neat feet. Narrow throughout. Would benefit from more tidying. Moved well to take this class.
2nd – Fieldsearch Forward Cry ( Mr A Harker) VHC in Open class – grizzle bitch with decent head – eye of lighter shade. Decent coat on a super pelt. Good feet. Slightly low croup and tailset. Didn’t move as well as 1.
3rd – Nitefox Adele (Mrs N Cummins)

Veteran – Dog or Bitch
Entries: 9 Absentees: 0
1st – Irton Morse Code (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) 8 and a half year old eye catching fit red grizzle dog. Super head and varminty expression. Short strong muzzle. Straight forelegs and good angulation all around. Built on larger frame but spannable. Very good pelt and just enough topcoat through today to secure top spot. Looks active and game – good sound mover if a little wide in front. Best Veteran.
2nd – Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs M Armstrong) 10 and a half year old light grizzle bitch. Good flat skull, little stop and strong muzzle. Lovely white strong teeth as all are from this kennel. Lovely angulation, good length of rib and supple pelt with thick jacket. Slightly reluctant on the move which cost her top spot today.
3rd – Grettacs The Wizard ( Mr B & Mrs LP Inness)
Res – Wings of Speed At Otterpaws (Miss A Dixon)
VHC – Seymours Bubble and Squeak for Raleniro ( Mr MJ & Mrs D A Lorraine)