• Date: 16/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Leanne Marshallsay Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/07/2018

Border Union Agricultural Society

Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Border Union 2018 Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Mrs Leanne Marshallsay

Thank you to all the exhibitors who gave me the honour of assessing their dogs, I was thrilled with my entry.  A have a couple of concerns within our breed which I believe need to be addressed, I noticed a lot of oval/almond shaped eyes which gives our breed an odd expression.  Also I am a firm believer that you should not have to look at a dogs gentalia to tell its sex, dogs should look masculine and bitches feminine both in body and head. 


I am not going to mention mouths as all the dogs I have critiques had no issues in that department. Our bitches do seem to have the very best of wicked expressions at the moment which is a delight.

So very very pleased to be able to watch my Best Puppy go on to win Reserve Best Puppy in Show.

DCC 

ELITEBULLS CHALLENGER (MRS D L & MR A J DESMOND) 

RDCC 

BIGGLESWICK FUNKY DEVIL JW (MRS KY & MR S THOMAS) 

BCC 

CH CRUDHA NORDIC STAR (IMP SWE) (MR S & MRS D SAUNT) 

RBCC 

STORMFIRE CRACK THE CODE AT WAYSTAFF JW IMP SPN (MR P T & MRS E A STANWAY) 

BOB 

CH CRUDHA NORDIC STAR (IMP SWE) (MR S & MRS D SAUNT) 

BP 

TILLCARR BAPTISM OF FIRE (MRS K MR M JOHNSON) 


 

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MISS S & MISS J HIRST & BIBBY’S TARAIEL SOULJA BOY 


Bl/Br lovely puppy, he has a nice head with neat ears, nice size for age. Good front, into well placed 


shoulders, he has a good top line and moved well. Hind quarters beginning to form nicely. 


Nice dark pigment preferred the overall balance of this puppy on the day compared to 2.


2nd 


MR D & MRS M SOUTHALL’S  ASSILIO TRAIL BLAZER 


Red and white, with a lovely head and a great expression, neat ears lovely front, slight larger than one. 


Moved well with once settled.


3rd 


MR M MANGHAN’S DIAMOND STAFF WEE MAC  


Res 


MISS F & MR G CAMPBELL & IRVINE’S DIAMONDSTAFF BOMBER BROON  


VHC 


MRS C Y & MR J S HOWARD’S SIKAISTAFF MAN OF STEEL


Puppy - Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1 


1st 


MRS K MR M JOHNSON’S TILLCARR FIRE COANDA


 Bl/Br A lovely puppy, top sized but very well balanced. Strong powerful head with neat ears and a 


dark eye. Short neck with a good straight front, well placed shoulders leading to well-padded feet. 


Deep chest with ample rib, good turn of stifle and very well-muscled for his age. 


Moved with a good topline and had excellent ring presence.  


Best Puppy Dog


2nd 


MISS E A PRESTON’S TILLCARR FIRE STARTER 


Bl/Br Another nice puppy smaller than one, he had most of  the attributes of one however not quite as 


mature, he made his handler work hard for his placing.


3rd 


MR B BLANCH CALONGE’S STORMFIRE LEBRON JAMES 


Res 


MR G BOOTE’S BELNITE BALOR AT GELSTAFF


VHC 


MRS N WINDSOR SMITH’S MAGICGEM COLOSSUS AT REMSTAFF 


Junior - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MRS D L & MR A J DESMOND’S ELITEBULLS CHALLENGER


Bl/Br Wow oh wow, he demands your attention the minute he walks in the ring. This handsome young 


man is a delight to watch despite making his handler work hard for it. He has a beautiful strong deep 


masculine head, neat ears and a dark round eye. A strong neck leading to well laid shoulders and a


straight front, strong pasterns with neat feet. A deep chest, short coupling with ample rib, a good 


topline with well-muscled thighs and well angled stifles.  He moved beautifully.


 Very pleased to award him the CC.


2nd 


MRS K & MR S WILSON’S NORTHSTAFF NOTORIOUS 


Bl/Br Another lovely dog which I am sure will be taking top honours in time, this dog was similar to one


however was slightly heavier in the head with a slightly shorter cast. He was a picture stacked 


and he moved well. 


3rd 


MR C BOYLE’S KARGONSTAFFS KATANA


Res 


MR P & MRS A SIMPSON’S BALLINDONA STANDING BEAR 


VHC 


MR G MAJOR’S MAXSTA FLOYD LORD OF THE WENT 


Yearling - Dog

Entries: 5 Absentees: 1 


1st 


MRS L M, MR J D & S M SHIPP & HAMMOND’S  HAMMYSTAFF HANKY PANKY WITH IDYLLICSTAFF JW 


Red dog with a fantastic dark muzzle, strong masculine dog which had a good head with lovely round eyes 


and neat ears. Short strong neck, good shoulder placement with a straight front. Nice rib and deep chest, good 


topline and strong thigh muscles. Moved well.


2nd 


MR P & MRS T MORRELL’S MR PROSPECTOR DES TERRES D'ARMOR (IMP FRA)  


Bl/Br Lovely sized dog with a good head, neat ears and nice round dark eye. Slightly smaller than one but still 


remaining balanced and sound. Moved well.


3rd 


MISS A & MR C BOULTON & HAYTON’S DUSKLIGHT AGAINST ALL ODDS 


Res 


MRS MCCARRON-TUER’S ELITEBULL SUPERMOON


Post Graduate - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 2 


1st 


MR D COOK’S LUTHIAS HIGHLAND FLING 


Bl/Br Heavy set dog, strong masculine head, with good ears.  Good length of neck leading to good 


shoulder placement. Deep chest with ample rib and in good condition.  Moved ok.


2nd 


MRS C D DONALD’S  VANAYRES GAMBLER 


Bl/Br similar type to one however not quite the strength in the head as one, straight front with deep 


chest, ample rib and good topline.  Moved ok.


3rd 


MISS V & MR D MITCHELL & ASHTON’S OUR LITTLE CRACKER 


Res 


MR S & MRS C ROBERTS BRIGANAH INDEED I DO 


VHC 


MR J, MISS N & MR A JACKSON, WAINWRIGHT & SPENCER’S ROUGHNECKS NOBLE QUEST


Limit - Dog

Entries: 7 Absentees: 2 


1st 


MISS F & MR G CAMPBELL & IRVINE’S DIAMONDSTAFF JACK N BLACK 


Bl/Br Nice strong masculine dog with a lovely head shape, neat ears, lovely short strong neck, good 


shoulder placement with a straight front and well-padded feet. Good chest with short coupling, good 


topline and moved well.


2nd 


MR S & MRS D MCCALLUM’S CHAPMEEK ICE PATROL AT ASHSTAFF


Handsome Pied, strong masculine head with the neatest of ears, lovely dark pigment with round eye.


Short neck leading to good shoulder placement. He has a lovely straight front with nice deep chest


ample rib and good coupling. Nicely bent stifles in good condition and moved ok.


3rd 


MR J & MRS T THOMSON’S LUTHAIS IT'S HAMMER TIME WITH WESTBULL 


Res 


MISS G L & MR D ROWE & SOUTH’S ILLORI AKINLANA JW SHCM 


VHC 


MISS V & MR D MITCHELL & ASHTON’S OUR LITTLE CRACKER 


Open - Dog

Entries: 12 Absentees: 1 


1st 


MRS KY & MR S THOMAS’S BIGGLESWICK FUNKY DEVIL JW


This was probably the most difficult class of the day to judge, so many dogs which fitted the standard


so well and ones I adored,  picking my winners I had to nit-pick between them. Therefore I don’t 


propose to critique about how they fit the standard which they clearly do but why I picked them 


in the order I did.


Both pied dogs took my eye when they entered the ring I was not disappointed when I went over them


This dog had a little more about him in the ring and my decision in the end came down to


 movement and today this dog moved better than the second. On another day I am sure their


 positions will change. Very pleased to award him RCC.


2nd 


MRS E A STANWAY’S AUS CH MOSSTROOPER KENTUCKY MOON


See above


3rd 


MR M HIGHAM’S CH CALLASTAFF LAKELAND LAD 


Res 


MRS J & MR K LEWIS CH BIGGLESWICK SPLASH OF GINGE


VHC 


MRS L A MILLER’S DELDENAS BLACK SHADOW 


Veteran - Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MR C SMITH’S CH STAFFASH THE HURRICANE 


This red pied veteran is beautiful dog has a wonderful head with neat ears, nice expression and dark


eye, strong neck leading into good shoulders and straight front. Nice topline with good chest and rib.


Good movement.


Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MR T DOUGAN’S LUTHAIS LIGHT OF VENUS 


Bl/Br Neat minor puppy, she had a nice head clean round eye which was dark. Nothing over done at 


this stage of her development. She was slightly longer in the back than 2 but had a better balance 


overall. Moved well. 


2nd 


MR A & MRS E MILLER’S SKYLAND ONTARIO


Bl/Br Slightly heavier than one but still a lovely feminine look about her. Nice head and dark round eye 


and neat ears. Good front and chest, nice topline moved well.


Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MRS K MR M JOHNSON’S TILLCARR BAPTISM OF FIRE 


Bl/Br This saucy little madam is something else, she fit’s the breed standard to tee. I loved her overall 


appearance balance and movement. She gives you a look which you cannot ignore and demands 


that you take a closer look, when you do look she does not disappoint.  Pleased to award her Best 


Puppy and was so very pleased to be able to watch her go on to win Reserve Best Puppy in Show. 


2nd 


MR K & MR C DAVIS SHARMARA AMAZING GRACE 


Mah/Br Nice  puppy, she has a lovely head which is developing nicely, she a feminine look about her 


which I liked. Good strength in her neck, good shoulder placement and straight front. She is fit and 


shows it well with her nice topline which was held on the move.


3rd 


MRS L ROLLIN’S SEENWORSTAFF TIE KUAN YIN 


Res 


A & T, R HAMILTON & MURPHY’S MAGICGEM THE PHOENIX FOR SHAWRIGG


VHC 


MRS J E HIND’S MOURNESTAFFS TALARIS 


Junior - Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1 


1st 


MISS J & MR K JOHNSTON & BROWN’S REVELRY QUEEN OF BATTLE 


Bl/Br Lovely bitch slightly heavier than one however was balanced throughout. Nice head


with a good round eye. Nicely set shoulders, ok front. Nice length of rib and good tuck up.


 Level topline held on the move.


2nd 


MR P & MISS A MOFFAT & MCVEY’S KARGONSTAFFS KOKORO 


Bl/Br This girl had a lovely expression; she has a good head shape and neat ears, round eye. 


Lovely straight front with no weakness at the pasterns. Good shoulder placement, deep chest good 


Hindquarters. Moved well 


3rd 


MR S & MRS K WILLSON’S NORTHSTAFF CUPCAKE 


Res 


MR GREAVES RUMACO SWEET MISCHIEF 


VHC 


MRS J E HIND’S MOURNESTAFFS TALARIS 


Yearling - Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 1 


1st 


MR S & MRS K WALTHAM’S DRINGSHAW BOULE DE NEIGE 


Solid white, she is clean in the head with the darkest of eyes, neat ears and a wicked expression.


Strong short neck with good shoulder and front. No weakness at the pasterns, with well-padded feet


 she has a nice deep chest with a good amount of rib. Strong hindquarters, well angulated stifles 


 level topline very balanced and moved well.


2nd 


MR S & MRS D SAUNT’S MOONLIGHT-SHIMMER OF DARKLANDS (IMP FRA)


Bl/Br  smaller than one but this doesn’t take anything anyway from her, this was a close decision 


however she would not settle on the move. She has a very feminine look about her with a great 


expression, good head  with lovely neat ears. Roundest of eyes which were dark.  Nice front with deep


chest, nice short back strong backend, good turn of stifle. Moved well with a level topline.


3rd 


MR W & MRS K JACKSON’S JACKABYTE MISS MONEYPENNY JW 


Res 


MISS G L & MR D ROWE & SOUTH’S ILLORI BELIEVE IN ME JW 


VHC 


MISS V & MR D MITCHELL & ASHTON’S BLOOMING LOVELY 


Post Graduate - Bitch

Entries: 12 Absentees: 1 


1st 


MR S & MRS J SIMPSON’S BRIGANAH BODY AND SOUL 


Bl/Br lovely shaped girl with a good head and nice expression. Dark eyes and neat ears. 


Straight front, good chest and short rib. Well-muscled backend and good turn of stifle topline held on 


the move and whilst stacked.


2nd 


MR A & MRS E MILLER’S SKYLAND UNIQUE 


Bl/Br lighter build than one however still very feminine with has the virtues of one and a very balanced 


overall appearance and strength. Moved well with a level topline.


3rd 


MR A WILLIAMSON’S CRUDHA MAGIC KATIE (IMP SWE)


Res 


MR A & MRS L MAYREN’S JOEMIKESTE QUEEN OF THE NILE AT FERGIESTAFFS 


VHC 


MRS L V DRUMMOND’S BALLINDONA COPPER GIRL


Limit - Bitch

Entries: 17 Absentees: 6 


1st 

MR P T & MRS E A STANWAY’S STORMFIRE CRACK THE CODE AT WAYSTAFF JW IMP SPN 


Exquisite Red Pied, she is balanced and true and one I would take home in a heartbeat. 


A beautifully shaped head strong but feminine with neat ears, the darkest eye and super expression. 


Strong neck, good depth of chest and straight front with no weakness. Lovely length of rib with a short


 back. Good strong hindquarters, good turn of stifle moved like a dream. Pleased to award her RCC.


2nd 

MR D C & MRS V A BUTLER’S JOEMIKESTE PLAY THE GAME 


Bl/Br slightly bigger than one but balanced throughout, lovely head with nice ears and good expression


Short neck, good front and strong pasterns, well-padded feet. Nice length of rib and deep chest. Good


 backend and well-muscled. Level topline and moved well.

3rd

MRS V R & MR S E MANN’S NEROTORO COSMIC GIRL JW 


Res 


MR D & MRS J MCKIMM’S BIGGLESWICK FIFTY FIFTY JW 


VHC 


MR K & MRS S MERRICK & HAMMOND’S LEEBEE'S LUXURIOUS OF MAGICGEM 


Open - Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MR S & MRS D SAUNT’S CH CRUDHA NORDIC STAR (IMP SWE)


Well what a surprise, I have seen her before but I never appreciated how super she is. 


Bl/Br with the most wicked of expressions another girl which demands you look at her. She has a superb head, neat 


ears a nice round eye which is dark, she has a great balance of femininity and strength throughout. Her front is straight,


good placed shoulders, there is no weakness in the pasterns and she has well-padded feet. Short strong neck without 


being course, beautiful deep chest and nice length of rib. Short coupled, good strength in her back end with excellent


 movement holding a level topline all the while. She is very much the complete package and has the fiery nature 


which keeps her handler on her toes. Pleased to award her CC and BOB.


2nd 


MR D & MRS M SOUTHALL’S BECKASH BLACK ICE JW 


Another cracking Bl/Br bitch who has a slight larger cast than on however I am sure this girl will go on to bigger and 


brighter things. She has a super head with a great expression, neat ears and a lovely dark round eye. She is one 


strong but remains feminine. Good short neck leading to good shoulders and straight front, with strength in the pasterns.


Lovely coupling with a nice chest and short rib. Good strong backend, good turn of stifle good movement with a level


 topine. 


3rd 


MRS K & MR S WILSON’S BULLHAWK JESSIE JAY AT NORTHSTAFF 


Res 


MR H, MRS M A, MRS C L & MR S C ROBINSON, ROBINSON-COX & COX’S  STUDSTAFF SUGAR AND SPICE 


OF HAMASON JW SHCM 


VHC 


(MRS L ROLLIN’S CH SEENWORSTAFF TEA FOR TWO


Veteran - Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0 


1st 


MISS S & MISS J HIRST & BIBBY’S CH TARAIEL CIARA JW SHCM 


Bl/Br lovely shaped head, nice round eye which was dark and neat ears. Nice straight front with good 


shoulder placement. Good chest and rib muscled backed with good turn of stifle. Moved well 


2nd 


MR J & MISS D WILSON & RODGERS OZZIES RED RASCAL 


Top sized Red bitch with lovely dark pigment, not quite the head of one but as the 1st these girls don’t 


look their age. Short strong neck with an ok front and deep chest. Good length of rib with a strong 


backend and god turn of stifle.