• Date: 27/04/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Anita Harrison Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

West Of England Ladies Kennel Society

Breed: Border Terrier

WELKS – 28.04.18 Border Terriers

Entry – 117 making 151

Many thanks to the society for inviting me to judge and to the exhibitors for a lovely entry of 117 making 151. My very efficient stewards did a marvelous job and kept the ring running well throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and was pleased that exhibitors accepted my decisions in a sporting manner. There was a good atmosphere around the ring and all exhibits displayed good temperaments. I was disappointed to see so many large oversized dogs (and bitches) which were not able to be spanned. Movement was also a concern, I was forgiving of loose front movement in some of the youngsters, but both front and rear movement in some of the adult exhibits was poor. Many exhibits had large ears, low tail sets or short round ribs which had to be penalized. I was pleased with my main winners and delighted to see my Best of Breed shortlisted in the group and the Best Special Beginner placed 2nd in the SB group.

Veteran Dog: (2-0)1- BEACONPIKE RED SATURN (MR S & MRS K GOLDING) masculine 8 year old rich red dog of correct size. Good head and small neat well set ears with strong jaw and large teeth. Flat rib carried well back. Strong loin. Well angulated. Nicely presented in good fit condition, with good coat and pelt.

 2- COLOURBOX GUNPOWDER (MRS L A FORDHAM) 8 years old, blue & tan, a workmanlike dog of good size, preferred the rib and tail set of the winner

Minor Puppy Dog: (6-0) 1- DASSETT LAST WALTZ (MRS S SPAFFORD) 6 months old grizzle dog with good head and expression, well placed ears, nicely put together and okay for size. Moved out well. Presented in good coat and condition.

2- ROCKSAM AT RAISBECK (MRS G HYSLOP) 8 months old light grizzle of good size, plenty of bone, level topline which he held on the move, good tailset, well presented with good coat and pelt.

Puppy Dog: (7-0) 1- RIDGEBOW TWO HOOTS (MR N & MRS A M DUXBURY) 11 months old grizzle of nice size, lovely masculine head and expression, Short strong muzzle, dark eye, big teeth and small well set ears. Super coat and pelt. Plenty of bone. Correct turn of stifle. Moved out well on small neat feet whilst holding a level topline.

2- TOJAMATT TABOO (MR & MRS D MATTHEWS) 7 months old blue & tan, larger size than 1, narrow throughout with racy hindquarters. Needs to settle on the move.

Junior Dog: (4-0) 1- DANDYHOW CAPTAIN MORGAN (MRS K M IRVING) turned 12 months old on the first day of the show. A mischievous grizzle dog with a lovely head and expression, lovely size, good bone, small neat well padded feet, well ribbed and spannable, good underline, correct turn of stifle and excellent coat and pelt. Made his handler work hard to win BPD

2- ONTHILL SOLOMANS SEAL (MR R & MRS A RAMUS) 9 months old with a masculine workmanlike head, plenty of bone, very good coat and pelt, he moved well but there was just too much of him for me.

Yearling Dog: (5-0) 1- BOWENCLOUD BUSY BEE JW (MRS S J RUTH) 19 months old grizzle with a lovely head, dark eye, big teeth, good front and rear assembly, spannable and ribbed well back, moved well on small neat feet holding his topline on the move. Well set thick tail. Great coat and pelt.

2- TUFTERSLODGE TEA N CAKE (MRS J M PHIPPS) 20 months old blue & tan with masculine head, good front, correct length of rib, level topline and correct tailset. Preferred the overall balance of 1.

Novice Dog: (4-0) 1- NORTHBORDERS MARLON BRANDO (MISS J NORTH) smart 7 months old, reserve in MPD, good topline, well ribbed, good bone and small neat feet, large ears and just a little too much of him.

2- WILDERBROOK SIROCCO (MS S P POOLE) 2 years old red with heavier bone, shorter in rib than 1, moved well but again too much of him.

Post Graduate Dog: (8-2) 1- TARKASWELL SMART MOVE TO OTTERWOOD (MR & MRS M HOLLINGSBEE) 19 months old grizzle dog of lovely size, broad skull, dark eyes and small neat ears, good neck, clean shoulders flowing into a level topline with flat ribs carried well back and correct tailset. Good bone and small neat feet with thick pads, correct rear angulation allowed him to move with drive. Well balanced. Excellent coat and pelt. Pleased to award him the RCC.

2- TOJAMATT MORIARTY (MR & MRS D MATTHEWS) 2 years old grizzle, with good head, decent bone and racy hindquarters. A little too much exuberance on the move made for over exaggerated front movement.

Limit Dog: (13-1) 1- ONTHILL ARAMIS (MR R & MRS A RAMUS) nearly 4 years old blue & tan with masculine head, good shoulders, level topline which he held on the move, good bone and tight feet, correct rear angulation, good coat and pelt

2- BRECKGREEN SOLDIER BLUE (MR R & MS J BREWSTER & GREEN) 4 years old blue & tan with good head, front and topline which he held on the move, strong loin, racy hindquarters and good turn of stifle, presented in good coat.

Open Dog: (8-0) 1- CH BAILLIESWELLS GLENGYLE AT GLEBEHEATH JW (MRS J GUVERCIN) stunning 21 months old grizzle dog of lovely size with super head and expression, dark eyes, strong muzzle, small neat well set ears, straight front, good bone, clean shoulders flowing into flat ribs and level topline, with excellent tail and tailset and racy hindquarters. Well balanced throughout, he flowed around the ring on small neat feet moving with reach and drive. Beautifully presented and well handled to win DCC, BOB and be short listed in the group.

2- CH/GER CH BRACKENFELL BOK TO BACH JW WW17 (MR C & MISS L HALL & ELLIS) 3 and a half years old with similar remarks to 1. On the day I preferred the overall shape and presence of the winner.

Special Beginner Dog: (2-0) 1 – BREWBRADS TRICKY TRICKSTER (MISS V BRADLEY) 3 years old very dark blue & tan with good reach of neck, well placed shoulders and level topline, Moved well

2- EARTHTAW INDIANA JONES (MISS J A & MR M W V HAYDON & GIBBINGS) nearly 2 years old grizzle dog a with a good head and expression. just a bit too big for me

Special Beginner Bitch: (6-0) 1- BADGERBECK TINY DANCER AT BLUEBABEL (MR K P & MRS N B YEATES) 10 months old blue & tan with feminine head and expression, dark eye, straight front, small neat feet, good shoulders, topline and rib, with good rear angulation. Well presented. Moved well to win the class, the Special Beginner Challenge and go on to take Group 2 in the SB group.

2- TWIGGLESTONE SOMETHING ELSE FOR LESSIEN (MISS S J PATEMAN) 8 months old grizzle, a pretty bitch with a good dark eye. Ears a little heavy. Not quite the outline or front of 1.

Veteran Bitch: (4-0) 1- INT/AM GCH/CAN CH SULAN FANCY THAT (MRS S J BAXTER) 11 years old light grizzle of nice size with feminine head and expression, dark eye and small neat ears, good clean shoulders flowing into a level topline and good length of rib. Well angulated hind quarters helped her move out well around the ring. Sadly she was not present for the challenge.

2- BEACONPIKE IN A STORM (MR S & MRS K GOLDING) 7 years old red grizzle with lovely head and expression, good front and rear assembly, narrow throughout and moved well, just lacking coat on the day.

Minor Puppy Bitch: (5-0) 1- GLEBEHEATH FINGERS CROSSED FOR OTTASWELL (MR D & MRS GM HUNT) 8 months old light grizzle, nice size with good head and expression, well laid shoulders, straight front, good length of rib, well off for bone, good topline and tailset, excellent coat and pelt, moved very well for one so young.

2- BEACONPIKE RIVER SKY (MR S & MRS K GOLDING) another 8 months old grizzle, not quite as mature as 1, with feminine head, dark eye, good neck and shoulder placement, lovely length of rib and turn of stifle, moved well fore and aft, presented in good coat and pelt

Puppy Bitch: (6-0) 1- GLEBEHEATH FINGERS ON LIPS (MRS J GUVERCIN) 8 months old grizzle, litter sister to MPB winner, same remarks apply, well balanced, beautifully presented and well handled to take BPB and BPIB

2- GAMEWAY FRENCH FANCY AVEC ORANGEBOX (MR M & MRS T ANSCOMBE) 10 months old grizzle, Attractive head, straight front, good bone, small neat feet, lovely level topline and well ribbed back, good turn of stifle, moved well with drive.

Junior Bitch: (9-2) 1- ONTHILL CRYSTAL ROCK (MR R & MRS A RAMUS) 12 months old grizzle, with a good head and expression, straight front, good bone and tight feet, narrow throughout, well ribbed with level topline which she held on the move.

2- MARSIRDAN JEMIMA PUDDLE (MR M SERVICE) 16 months old, heavier build throughout and not as narrow as 1, good in rib and topline, moved well.

Yearling Bitch: (11-0) 1- RIDGEBOW PENDLE WITCH (MR N & MRS A M DUXBURY) nearly 2 years old, very well presented blue & tan in good coat. Feminine head and expression, good neck and shoulder flowing into a pleasing topline and tail set. Straight front with good bone and neat feet, well ribbed with a good turn of stifle, moved well with reach and drive. Nice size and well balanced proportions. I was pleased to award her the RCC

2- BOWENCLOUD THE BEE CHARMER (MRS S J RUTH) 18 months old grizzle with good head and dark eye, straight front and level topline, good rear angulation, well balanced, moved with drive.

Novice Bitch: (7-0) 1- BEACONPIKE RIVER SKY (MR S & MRS K GOLDING) 2nd in Minor Puppy Bitch

2- MANSERGH BRUSH AND PALETTE (MISS A ROSLIN-WILLIAMS) 23 months old grizzle with good head and expression, small neat ears, narrow throughout with racy hindquarters, good size and proportions, moved out with reach and drive.

Post Graduate Bitch: (9-2) 1- DOWGRI DEMELZA SHCM (MR W & MRS T J BAIRD) 2 years old grizzle bitch in full coat with feminine head and expression, large teeth, dark eyes, small neat ears, straight front, good neck and shoulder flowing into level topline with strong loin, good tail and tail set, ribbed well back, correct turn of stifle and small tight feet. She moved with drive to take the BCC.

2- FISHERBLOOM DIABOLI AT OTTERWOOD JW (MR & MRS M HOLLINGSBEE) Nearly 2 years old blue & tan with good head, large teeth, small neat ears, plenty of bone, well ribbed back with good topline and tail set. Moved well.

Limit Bitch: (10-5) 1- HEMLOCKSTONE DIANA AT BOWENCLOUD (MRS S J RUTH) 3 years old blue & tan of nice size with lovely feminine head, dark eye, small neat ears, good reach of neck into clean shoulders, straight front, ribs carried well back and good rear angulation. Moved out well with drive.

2- SULAN STRICTLY BLUES DANCIN' (MRS S J BAXTER) 4 years old blue & tan, lighter build with good neck and shoulder, topline and tailset. Racy quarters excellent mover which went well in front and behind.

Open Bitch: (11-3) 1- BYREWICK VALENTINE (MR R & MS J BREWSTER & GREEN) 3 years old blue & tan with pleasing head and expression, small neat ears, good front and rear angulation, good bone and small neat feet, level topline and correct tailset. Well balanced with good proportions. Moved very well.

2- IR CH PLOUGHDOWN PALOMA (MR E & DR M ARMSTRONG) 2 years old light grizzle, attractive feminine head and expression, good neck and shoulder flowing into level topline, correct rib, narrow throughout, good turn of stifle, well presented and handled.

Anita Harrison. Judge