• Show Date: 10/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jane Moton-Shaw Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Border Terrier


Border Terriers - Jane Morton-Shaw

My sincere thanks to the Birmingham National Dog Show committee for inviting me to judge at what was my first CC appointment. My thanks also go to my super-efficient stewards on the day. Thanks to all of you exhibitors who gave me an excellent entry, and for your sporting acceptance of my decisions, some of which were difficult, as there were a couple of times when the quality was so good, it was hard to separate them, so I had to look at the minor points to split them.

There were a couple of level bites but no kinked tails. My main grumble were the huge ears on too many exhibits, front movement on many left much to be desired, and a number of exhibits were too big overall making some unspannable. A couple of dogs were badly overweight. All exhibits were presented in good clean condition.

I had a wonderful time and hopefully the exhibitors enjoyed their day too at this well-run show. The icing on the cake was the fact that my Best Puppy in Breed went on to win Terrier Puppy Group 2, and my DCC/Best Veteran went on the win Terrier Veteran Group 2.

BOB Johnson’s Karison Krumble

DCC Deans’ Am/Can Ch.Cedarhill Beyond The Stars JW Re(Imp)

RDCC Hall & Ellis’ Ch/Ger Ch. Brackenfell Bok to Bach JW

BCC Johnson’s Karison Krumble

RBCC Barrett’s Howthwaite Gold Dust

BPIB Duxbury’s Ridgebow Two Hoots

BVIB Dean’s Am/Can Ch.Cedarhill Beyond The Stars JW Re(Imp)


1st Miss J. North's Northborders Marlon Brando

Lovely grizzle of good size, hopefully he won't grow on too much. Excellent topline. Good front and rear angulation. Excellent pelt and coat texture. Good head maturing nicely. Nice length of neck. Lovely thick ear lobes. Good bite. Moved well with drive.

2nd Mr. D. & Mrs. A. Matthews' Tojamatt Taboo

A correctly coloured blue and tan with a lovely head and expression. Thick pelt. Good bite. Nice angulations and bend of stifle. Moved over the ground well and kept his topline.

3rd Mr. V.J. & Mrs. M. Pearce's Onthill Nighthawk

Res. Mrs. G. Hyslop’s Rocksam at Raisbeck


1st Mr. & Mrs. N. Duxbury’s Ridgebow Two Hoots

A beautiful well balanced grizzle male. Fabulous teeth/bite and pelt. In excellent double coat. Nice size. Carroty tail well set on. Good topline on the move & straight coming and going. Covered the ground well. Well laid back rib & easily spanned. Nice thick pads on his feet. Lovely length of neck well set on shoulders. Love him – should have an exciting future ahead of him. Went on to win Terrier Puppy Group 2

BPD, BPIB, & Terrier Puppy Group 2

2nd Mr. D. & Mrs. A. Matthews’ Tojamatt Taboo

3rd Miss G. Adams’ Fisherbloom Kiss My Class

Res. Mrs. L. Aldous’ Twigglestone Steps to Heven

VHC Mr. S. Pollit’s Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere


1st Mr. & Mrs. R. & A.M. Ramus’ Onthill Solomans Seal

Lovely size grizzle in good coat with lovely pelt. Well ribbed back. Correct angulation & bend of stifle. Good size teeth with correct bite. Spannable. Excellent topline & underline. Moved well.

2nd Miss J. Burrell & Mr. G. Caunt’s Eneonith Marbles

In good coat with thick pelt. Excellent topline. Good reach of neck. Good bend of stifle. Correct bite & spannable. Moved OK.

3rd Mrs. K.M. Irving’s Dandyhow Captain Morgan

Res. Mr. S. Pollit’s Brankenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere

VHC Mr. S. Russell & Miss D. Maynard’s Keebank Jack Frost


1st Mrs. J. Guvercin’s Ch.Ballieswells Glengyle at Glebeheath JW

Beautiful sized dog who is well balanced. Lovely head, eye & expression. Correct size, shape & placement of ears. Narrow bodylines. Carroty tail well set on. In good harsh jacket & thick pelt. Easily spanned. Moved really well.

2nd Mr. M. & Mrs. V.L. Atkinson’s Tojamatt Rhythm N’ Blues at Raedwulf

Lovely head & expression. Well placed ears of correct shape. Excellent coat. Good tail carriage. A little stuffy in front. Front movement just OK. Good topline.

3rd Mrs. S. J. Ruth’s Bowencloud Busy Bee JW

Res. Mr. S. Russell & Miss D. Maynard’s Keebank Jack Frost


1st Miss J. North’s Northborders Marlon Brando

2nd Miss G. Adams’ Fisherbloom Kiss My Class

Lovely varmity expression, strong muzzle & good bite. Nice size. Thick pelt. Good bend of stifle & angulation. Moved OK but front movement needs to tighten up.

3rd Mr. & Mrs. S. & D. Wards’ Borderstream Zodiak


1st Mr. R.J. & Mrs. E.A. Barrett’s Howthwaite In Voice

Lots of coat & good thick pelt. Nice angulation & bend of stifle. Well laid back ribs. Strong muzzle with lovely large teeth & perfect bite. Good shoulder placement & easily spanned. Moved well and freely.

2nd Mr. M.J. & Mrs. J.M. Hollingsbee’s Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood

Very nice type. Good length of neck, nice shoulder placement set onto a level topline. Good bend of stifle. Narrow bodylines. Nice head & expression. Easily spanned. Needed to settle on the move.

3rd Miss K.J. Johnson’s Karison Kustard


1st Mr. D. & Mrs. A. Matthews’ Tojamatt Moriarty

Beautiful typey Border of nice size. Good coat. Kept his topline on the move. Good underline. Lovely head, expression, angulation & bend of stifle. Good bite. Well laid back ribs, easily spanned. Excellent movement.

2nd Mrs. J. Alpe’s Cedarhill Authorisation

A lovely type & size, although today was out of coat. Good head & expression. Easily spanned. Tail well set on. Moved well.

3rd Mr. K. Holmes & Mr. D. Winsley’s Davmar Levi

Res. Mrs. S.J. Baxter’s Mysulan Going Solo JW

VHC Miss A. & Mr. H. Speake’s Cedarhill Stargazer JW ShCM

LIMIT DOG 10 (3)

1st Mr. M.J. & Mrs. D.A. Lorraine & Miss P. Thomas’ Raleniro Second Time Around ShCM

Grizzle male in lovely coat & condition. Moved well. Tail set dropped away from the topline a little over the croup. Good angulation & bend of stifle. Strong head and nice expression. Spannable. Neat tight feet on thick pads. Nice bone.

2nd Mr. R. Brewster & Ms J. Green’s Breckgreen Soldier Blue

Excellent topline on move & good straight movement coming and going. Nice tailset. Well laid back ribs and good length of neck. Would like a bit more ticking in his blue coat. Lovely masculine head with strong muzzle & good bite.

3rd Mr. C. Hall & Miss L. Ellis’ Brackenfell Ragamuffin

Res. Mrs. E. & Miss R. Larner’s Hawcoat Mr. Fixit

VHC Mr. M.J.L. Kendrick & Miss J. Hughes’ Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony JW

OPEN DOG 10 (2)

1st Mr. C. Hall & Miss L. Ellis’ Ch/Ger Ch.Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW

Beautiful red dog in good condition, but coat just coming in. Excellent front and rear angulation, although he is a little over angled on the bend of stifle. Good length of neck. Excellent bite. Easily spanned. Well set on tail. Ribs well laid back. Lovely head & expression.

2nd Mr. R.J. & Mrs. E.A. Barrett’s Howthwaite Grainsgill

Another very good dog & was close up to 1st. His movement was true coming and going, keeping a level topline on the move. Lovely narrow spannable body. In good harsh coat. Just a tad too big for me.

3rd Mrs. H.A. Metcalfe’s Dandyhow Friendly Fire At Chevinor ShCM

Res. Miss A.K. Jiderlund’s Chatmoss Aramis

VHC Ms J. Fawcett’s Carrock Carnegie


1st Mrs. C.E. Dean’s Am/Can Ch.Cedarhill Beyond The Stars JW Re (Imp)

8 year old in beautiful hard condition. Wonderful type. Harsh jacket. Carroty tail which was set on correctly. Good for angulation & bend of stifle. Nice length of neck set onto well laid back shoulders. Easily spanned. Lovely head and expression. Moved really well with drive.

DCC, Best Veteran & Terrier Veteran Group 2

2nd Mrs. J.M. Hill’s Ragatam Legend

Nearly 9 years old grizzle who needs to lose some weight, therefore I was unable to span her. Very good pelt and harsh coat. Moved OK


1st Mrs. V.L. & Mr. M. Atkinson’s Esyntona Codeword Vandamere

Moved well. Nice thick pelt and harsh coat, but would like more ticking. Good bend of stiffle. Nice length of neck and carroty tail. Neat feet on thick pads.

2nd Miss A.K. Jiderlund’s Crazy Train And I Love Her

Lovely typey bitch. Nice size. Good tailset. Kept her topline on the move, but she was a little unsettled. Lovely head and expression. A bit short of coat today.

3rd Mrs. J.A. Stamp & Mr. D.C. Joyce’s Goxfell Reivers Rose

Res. Ms. C. Ricks’ Emblehope Butterball


1st Mr. M. & Mrs. T. Anscombe’s Gameway French Fancy Avec Orangebox

Lovely proportions & size from this young lady. Good reach of neck, tailset & carroty tail. Neat feet on thick pads. Correct bite. Good thick pelt. Nice length of ribs. Correct angulations front and rear & bend of stifle. Moved well & covered the ground with ease.

2nd Mrs. P. Clark & Mr. & Mrs. J. Southam’s Southash Hazel Honey

Very close to the first placed bitch, but not quite as settled. Lovely type. Good head & expression. Good carroty tail & tailset. Neat feet. Correct bite. Nice jacket. Moved well.

3rd Mr. D. & Mrs. G. Hunt’s Glebeheath Fingers Crossed For Otttaswell


1st Mr. M. Lowry’s Ravenside Calima

Beautiful blue & tan bitch with correct ticking. Well set on tail. Excellent pelt & harsh coat. Neat feet on thick pads. Lovely length of neck flowing into nicely laid back shoulders. Good front & rear angulation & bend of stifle. Correct bite. Moved well with drive.

2nd Mr. I. & Mrs. J. Broomhead’s Bardenfox Tale As Old As Time

Lovely feminine head & expression on this typey bitch. Well set on tail off a level topline. Correct sized ears & placement. Narrow bodylines. Moved well but a little unsettled.

3rd Mr. M. Service’s Marsirdan Jemima Puddle

Res. Mr. & Mrs. R. & A.M. Ramus’ Onthill Crystal Rock

VHC Mrs. A. Taylor’s Nottorg Nostalgia


1st Mr. A.G. & Mrs. C. Horner’s Stineval Kordia

A very nice typey in proportion bitch. Good bite and dentition. Level topline with correct tailset. Nice angulation both front and rear. Lovely femine head. Well laid back ribs and good length of neck. Spannable. Moved well.

2nd Miss. S. Moseley’s Abisu Bramble

Loved her head and expression. Harsh coat and good pelt. Carroty tail. Neat feet on thick pads. Moved well.

3rd Mr. J. Parry’s Oakyard On Song

Res. Mr. B. Bassett’s Lockhaugh Twix At Bevmar

VHC Mr. M. McNicholas’ Micustins Little Santa


1st Mrs. J. Guvercin’s Glebeheath Fingers On Lips

A very promising balanced bitch, lovely size. Good coat, but would like her pelt to be thicker. Level topline with well set on tail, carrying the tail well on the move. Well laid back ribs. Good angulation & bend of stifle. Lovely feminine head. Moved true and covered the ground well.

2nd Mrs. V.L. & Mr. M. Atkinson’s Esyntona Codeword Vandamere


1st Mr. M.J. & Mrs. J.M. Hollingsbee’s Fisherbloom Diaboli At Otterwood JW

Excellent blue bitch with plenty of ticking. Nothing exaggerated. Good bite, pelt and coat. Level topline with well set on carroty tail. Shoulders well laid back. Moved well with drive coming and going and in profile.

2nd Mr. & Mrs. N. Duxbury’s Ridgebow Pendle Witch

Fabulous ticking on a lovely harsh coat. Good pelt. Great size. Good reach of neck. Neat feet. Nice layback of ribs. Good bite. Lost out to first place as the topline drops away over the croup.

3rd Mr. R.G. & Mrs. E.A. Wright’s Totherend Blue Jean Genie


1st Miss K.J. Johnson’s Karison Krumble

Gorgeous head, dark eye and ear placement on this lovely sized bitch. In good coat, thick pelt and carroty tail well set on. Neat feet. Good bite on a strong jawline. Narrow bodylines, making her easy to span. Well presented, she moved like a dream coming, going and in profile keeping a level topline.


2nd Mr. R.G. & Mrs. E.A. Wright’s Totherend Blue Jean Topsy

It was a difficult decision between 1st & 2nd as I like them both very much. Much the same comments at 1st place. Felt not quite as balanced as 1st and ears a little on the big side.

3rd Mr. P. & Mrs. H. Fulker’s Foxpaw Revelation JW

Res. Mrs. J. Alpe’s Cedarhill Shooting Star

VHC Mr. M.J. & Mrs. D.A. Lorraine’s Raleniro New Rose


1st Mr. R.J. & Mrs. E.A. Barrett’s Howthwaite Gold Dust

Beautiful blue bitch with correct ticking. Balanced throughout. Narrow bodylines, well ribbed back. Great harsh coat and thick pelt. Level topline with well set on tail, Neat feet. Good angulation & bend of stifle. Moved like a dream covering the ground well.

2nd Mr. R. Brewster & Ms J. Green’s Byrewick Valentine

Another lovely blue with excellent ticking. Good topline and tailset. Thick pelt and wiry pin coat. A little down on the pasterns. Moved very well.

3rd Mrs. G. Steven’s Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM

Res. Mr. J.Parry’s glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard

VHC Mrs. S.J. Baxter’s Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin’


1st Mr. P.M. Brannan & Miss M. Kelly’s Brankell Double Or Quits JW

Lovely type with beautiful feminine head & expression. Balanced throughout. Good topline and tailset. Good pelt & correct bite. Easily spanned. Moved well.

2nd Mrs. S.J. & Mr. C.P. Girling’s Benattivo Fire Flower JW

Another close decision between 1st & 2nd placings. A beautiful quality bitch, well proportioned overall. Lovely eye and correct ear placement. Good tailset off a level topline. In lovely harsh coat. Correct bite. Moved well.

3rd Mrs. C.E. Sansom’s Ch.Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM

Res. Mrs. L. Aldous’ Twigglestone Elfenor JW ShCM

VHC Mrs. C.E. Dean’s Cedarhill Wish Upon A Star JW


1st Mr. C. Hall & Miss L. Ellis’ Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell

A nice 8 year old bitch in good condition. Lovely topline with well set on tail. Feminine head with strong muzzle. Neat feet. Easily spanned. Good bite. Moved OK

2nd Mrs. S.J. Baxter’s Am/Can/Int.Ch. Sulan Fancy That

An incredible 11 year old girl in super condition. She moved well & kept her topline & tailset on the move. Lovely head & expression. Good angulation & bend of stifle.

3rd Mrs. M. Small’s Badgerbeck Tree Pipit At Tilmoray

Res. Mrs. V.M. Armstrong’s Carrickfarm Mika ShCM