• Show Date: 30/08/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Dan Ericsson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

City Of Birmingham Canine Association

Breed: Border Terrier

Show Report for Border Terriers

City of Birmingham, 31st of August 2019

It is always a pleasure to judge Border Terriers and this was no exception. Many thanks for a decent entry which, however, was marred by quite a number of absentees.

 There has always been diversity in the breed, but I felt this was even more obvious this time than on previous occasions when I have judged Borders in the UK. Many dogs were well up to size making them impossible to span. I also felt that heads varied more than I would have liked with plenty of large ears and long weak muzzles, often also falling away under the eyes. Temperaments, as one would expect, were excellent and so were coats and pelts on the whole. Grateful thanks for the sporting manner in which my placings were accepted, and also to my stewards.

Class 1693 VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 4406 GODDARD, Mr R & GODDARD Miss L Ch Kgills King Of Swing At Awbrooksky , masculine well-made dog of excellent type, good head, coat and pelt, excellent shoulders, sound racy hindquarters, moved well. Best Veteran

Class 1694 MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 4469 SPAFFORD Mrs S Reedwater Doc Holliday By Dassett , 7 months old baby puppy with pleasing overall proportions, excellent front and rear, very good body, coat and tail, sound mover, still needs time to grow into his ears 2nd: 4449 PARRY Mr J Oakyard Outspoken, another good puppy of similar age and type, very good front, excellent body and coat, not as positive behind as the winner but all the same most promising overall 3rd: 4441 MOONEY Mr A & Mrs W Chesterton Photo Finish

  Class 1695 PD (1 Entries) Abs: 1

Class 1696 JD (10 Entries) Abs: 1 Quality class but great variation in size 1st: 4476 TUFFIN Mrs K Hartswelin Veritas With Oatberry, I liked this young dog very much and he is very correct to go over with excellent head, eyes and ears, good front and rear, typical body, coat and tail, showed well, the smallest in the class but in no ways a small Border Terrier! 2nd: 4400 DEAN Mrs C E Cedarhill Melt In The Mouth, masculine puppy, stronger in build than the winner and he must not thicken in body, good head, excellent tail, coat and movement, rather large in ears 3rd: 4464 SHEPHARD Mr P Brookbeech Wild Boy

Class 1697 GD (6 Entries) Abs: 3 1st: 4466 SNEDDON Mrs M Glen Mara Oh Viedo At Kersfell (Imp) Fra, very typical dog who spans easily, good front and rear, excellent tail, not in his best coat today and muzzle could have been stronger. Moves ok 2nd: 4465 SMALL Mrs M Howthwaite Gentil Duke at Tilmoray, blue dog with good body and coat, excellent outline, sound legs and feet, fails in head and expression 3rd: 4440 MILTON Prof A S Baillieswells Ncn'ean

Class 1698 PGD (8 Entries) Abs: 1 Difficult class with considerable variation 1st: 4385 ADAMS Miss G Fisherbloom All Eyez On Me, lovely headed dog, very good front, legs and feet, sound quarters, a little heavy in body and he could have done with more coat, excellent pelt, moved and showed with style 2nd: 4434 MAY, Miss J & WHISKER Mr S Thistlestone Glenfiddich, I liked the type on this dog and he has many good points: typical body and outline , very good hard dense coat, sound legs, excellent tail, ears set too high not helping head and expression and I felt he could have showed with more enthusiasm 3rd: 4416 HYSLOP Mrs G Rocksam at Raisbeck

Class 1699 LD (6 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 4475 TRUSS Mrs J S Gameway Macaroon, very typical dog who spans easily and of correct breed type, good body, the best of coats, good pelt, sound legs with correct amount of bone, ok in head but could have been stronger in muzzle and smaller in ears, sound mover 2nd: 4457 POLLIT Mr S J Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere JW, a little different in type but with lots to like, very good head with correct eye and expression, excellent lay-back of shoulders, coat rather short but of correct texture, tail rather thin and he would have benefitted from less streamlined trimming, good mover 3rd: 4470 SPAFFORD Mrs S Dassett Last Waltz Jw

Class 1700 OD (12 Entries) Abs: 3 Very good class and a pleasure to judge 1st: 4409 GUVERCIN Mrs J Ch Glebeheath Just A Gigolo, this dog caught my eye at once upon entering the ring and I was not disappointed when going over him on the table. His overall proportions are textbook and he was presented in gleaming condition sporting a very hard dense double coat, wonderful tail carried and set perfectly, Perfect front and shoulders– a rarity in most breeds! -, good legs and feet, narrow ribcage, equally good rear resulting in dead true movement coming and going. Masculine head, not the neatest of ears, showed faultlessly and won the dog CC and BOB. Delighted to see him win the Terrier Group later in the day under Lesley Crawley. 2nd: 4419 JACKSON Mrs & Miss J & E Clipstone Starshine, another true Border Terrier who appealed greatly for overall type and balance, pleasing masculine head, good eyes and ears, correct amount of bone, very good body which is easily spanned, hard coat in pristine condition, typical racy hindquarters, good shower, not quite as positive coming and going as the eventual winner but nonetheless a very good dog whom I was pleased to award the res CC. 3rd: 4474 STORM Mr P Brackenfell Instant Replay

Class 1701 GCD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 4452 PEARCE Mr V J & Mrs M Onthill Nighthawk, blue puppy with good body and overall balance, excellent coat texture, sound hindquarters, would have liked a better head and I hope he has stopped growing, adequate mover

Class 1702 VB (4 Entries) Abs: 3 1st: 4397 COBBY Mrs H J Pops Blackcurrant Fizz, 7½ ys old blue bitch of excellent type and size, very good front, body and ribcage, sound rear, hard coat, good pelt, weak in muzzle and large in ears, moves ok

Class 1703 MPB (2 Entries) Abs: 2

Class 1704 PB (7 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 4403 FLEMING Mrs M Brankell Countdown To Flegato, really lovely ultra-feminine puppy, excellent head with good eyes, ears and expression, narrow front and body, good topline, racy hindquarters, good hard coat, showed well. Liked her a lot. Best Puppy 2nd: 4480 WILLMITT Mrs J A & Mr J T Goldenmill Harvest Fantasy, very well made puppy moving very soundly, good body and coat, excellent front and rear, not quite the head of the winner, well presented 3rd: 4432 MATTHEWS Mr D & Mrs A Tojamatt Ann Brandreth

Class 1705 JB (15 Entries) Abs: 5 1st: 4408 GODDARD, Mr R & GODDARD Miss L Awbrooksky Margot Robbie, this bitches handles very well and is a pleasure to go over, good head and expression, excellent front, legs and shoulders, body and rear, hard double coat, well-set tail, moved well. Time will be her best friend. Best Junior 2nd: 4451 PEACOCK Miss T J Ragatam Essence JW, good bitch with one of the best heads here today, good front, excellent shoulders, correct body properties for the breed, fails a little in croup and she is more streamlined overall than the winner, presented in good order 3rd: 4433 MATTHEWS Mr D & Mrs A Ebffiniau Bluebell Before Summer At Tojamatt

Class 1706 GB (7 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 4463 SHARP Mrs M Rhozzum Whim, I liked this bitch very much and she was an easy winner in this class, typical Border Terrier head with good expression, eyes and ears, sound front and rear, excellent coat and pelt, could have done with a little more enthusiasm in the ring but did enough to win this class. 2nd: 4472 STOCKLEY Mrs K D Foxfactor Fire Cracker, excellent type, ok in head, typical body and outline, good coat and condition, would have liked better feet and more drive on the move, showed well 3rd: 4413 HOLLINGSBEE Mr M J & Mrs J M Otterwood Diodem JW

Class 1707 PGB (9 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 4458 RAMSAY Mrs E A Arodella Song Sung Blue, very sound blue bitch with excellent head, front and rear, perfect type and she is easily spanned, coat not at its best but of good texture, fluid mover 2nd: 4454 PHILLIPS Mrs J M Nantcoch Field Skipper, feminine bitch with very pleasing outline, good head but weak in underjaw, ok in front, typical body, very good coat and condition. Rather short-stepping on the move, well presented 3rd: 4427 LORRAINE Mr M J & Mrs D A Raleniro New Rose

Class 1708 LB (12 Entries) Abs: 3 Excellent class with two particularly lovely bitches, ultimately won by: 1st: 4421 JORDAN-SMITH Mrs L M I & Mr A M Ravenside Marsha At Jordith, true Border Terrier with lovely head, wonderful coat and pelt, perfect tail, the very best of legs and feet, typical body, easily spanned, sound on the move and could not be denied the bitch CC. Congratulations! 2nd: 4387 ANSCOMBE Mr M & Mrs T Gameway French Fancy Avec Orangebox, the more I looked at this bitch the more I liked her. She excels in front and shoulders and has a lovely head, very good easily spanned body, good coat, pelt and topline, sound quarters, perhaps a little overangulated behind for perfection but a very good bitch indeed who pressed hard here and landed the bitch res CC 3rd: 4450 PARRY Mr J Oakyard On Song JW

Class 1709 OB (7 Entries) Abs: 0 Another very good class but with considerable variation in type and size 1st: 4410 GUVERCIN Mrs J Ch Glebeheath Fingers On Lips, yet another excellent Border Terrier from this exhibitor whose dogs impressed me very much, feminine head, good front and body, wonderful coat and pelt, good tail, effortless mover, would have liked a little more angulation behind but this did not detract from her overall quality, expertly presented. A very serious contender in the bitch challenge 2nd: 4405 GIRLING Mrs S J & Mr C P Ch Benattivo Fire Flower JW, I also liked this bitch a lot and it was not an easy decision between these two good bitches, lovely head, very good front and body, could have done with more length of coat and a better tail-set but overall a very high quality Border Terrier who moved and showed really well 3rd: 4404 FULKER Mr P & Mrs H Foxpaw Revelation JW

Class 1710 GCB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 4453 PEARCE Mr V J & Mrs M Bimandi's Bellissima, sizeable 6 ys old bitch with good front, hard coat, typical bone, rather weak in muzzle and large in eyes spoiling expression, excellent temperament.

Dan Ericsson (Sweden) Judge