• Date: 14/09/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Tom Mather Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Terrier Group

Darlington Dog Show Society 2018 Terrier Group My sincere thanks go to the Officers and Committee of Darlington DSS for the opportunity to judge the Group. I thought this was one of the best Terrier Groups I have been privileged to judge and some top class dogs to whom I have awarded CCs did not even make the final cut today. In addition to my winners I also shortlisted the feminine and very typey Bedlington Terrier, McNally's Ch Conekesheved Kaifo Girl JW ShCM. The Cesky Terrier, Tobijanski's Janski Kalliope Jones, I admired this handsome dog just a few weeks ago and I thought he put on a really good show here today. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Milton's Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit JW ShCM, another I’ve admired in the past and she is so typical with a lovely outline and very positive action. The Jack Russell Terrier, Irving's Hunter Hawk Hope for Twinan ShCM a lovely bitch whose showmanship and good confirmation will always ensure that she is not overlooked. Completing the shortlist was the young Norfolk Terrier, Gee's Watercroft Calling Time. Cobby and compact with a grand head and expression. However, it was the ultra-smart Kerry Blue, Tasselli's Balboa Nembo Kid who ultimately topped the group. Oozed with quality and type. Long, strong, clean head. Good length of neck which he uses to advantage, well ribbed with depth of brisket and excellent topline. Perfect tailset and carriage. Strong, muscular hindquarters with good angulation. Most impressive on the move with plenty of drive and perfectly parallel action. His dense, silky coat is a good colour and perfectly presented. In second place was the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Holme's Ch Goldstaff's Crack The Code. I was most impressed with this handsome dog. Typey and well balanced. Pleasing head with good breadth of skull, good stop and pronounced muscle. Shapely, short coupled with good depth of brisket and level topline. Well schooled and very easy to asses to on the move where he has a free, driving action. Third was Curtis' Skye Terrier, Ch Brakemill Barnum ShCM. A great ambassador for the breed with his lovely temperament, masculine head with strong, powerful jaw. Good bone quality and depth of brisket. His head carriage is impressive with his clean, nicely arched neck and good shoulders. Good length of rib and perfect topline. Excellent coat which is presented to best advantage and he moved out with drive from the rear. And finally, in fourth place the Airedale Terrier, Callon and Callon-Winn's Ch Sonorra Christmas Cracker from Russtam. Present a lovely outline with his short back, good length of leg and nicelty arched neck. Good length of head, keen expression, excellent topline and tailset. Free moving with a typical powerful stride. Shown in tip top condition. Judge: Tom Mather