• Date: 17/08/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Terrier Group

Welsh Kennel Club Terrier Group

My thanks to the WKC for inviting me to judge this group. How lovely to see the outside rings on the higher level in use again. Always a huge ring for the groups at WKC and with it being an all CC show you hope for a full and strong group. Sadly a couple of breeds were missing and a couple didn’t want to show and dropped their tails coming into the ring and never put them up again. My shortlist included the Miniature Bull Terrier, great personality, v good head and a super shape, Norwich, still a baby, v shapely, short back, level topline, SCWT, liked her proportions, lovely head of correct width and length, dark eyes and a big black nose, sorest coat, and the Welsh, smart in super coat, good head, long neck into short back with tail bang on top. My winner was the lovely Westie, Ch Burneze Our Marnie. She has a super outline, lovely head with a super eye and expression, Long neck, well bodied, firm topline, really strong rear. Sound as they come on the move and tapped with a gleaming white harsh jacket. Congratulations on RBIS Runner up was the Kerry Blue, Nemiah Shades Of Grey, who Im told is now titled. She is so well made under that super coat. Still young and colour comIng through. Could be a little headstrong on the move at times, but that added to her appeal. 3rd the Wire Fox, Am Ch Hampton Courts Monte Cristo, handler gets the very best out of him. On his toes the whole time, presents a super outline with his long neck, short back and well set tail. Completing the line-up was the Manchester, Rattustrap Bitter'n Twisted. V good mover. Liked her head and super ears, dark eyes, she has a very typical outline and is beautifully conditioned.

Jeff Horswell