• Date: 17/01/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Dan Ericsson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Manchester Dog Show Society

Breed: West Highland White Terrier

Manchester Championship Show 2019

Show Report West Highland White Terrier

I very much enjoyed judging this breed again and was delighted with my winners, all splendid examples of the breed. Overall, however, I found quite a few dogs that failed in head and expression being overly long in muzzle with inadequate full under the eyes. Quite a few absentees throughout the classes, but many thanks to those who came and for good sportsmanship.

Class 1315 MPD (4 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 5083 FRYER Mrs S A Hopecharm Match Play , most attractive 6 months old baby puppy of correct shape at this stage, very good head, eye and pigmentation, excellent body, hard coat, stands well on sound legs and moved ok. Very promising 2nd: 5102 OWENS Mr T T Frisbeck Moon Rocket , masculine strong puppy, not the head of the winner and longer in back, good topline, sound rear, excellent temperament, needs a little more discipline on the table

  Class 1316 PD (3 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 5104 SMITH Mrs C A Lingbeck The One And Only, very short-backed bright white puppy full of self-esteem, good head for age, excellent pigmentation, very good body, tail and outline, could do with a little more angulation fore and aft and he is not overly masculine, happy showman

Class 1317 JD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 5065 BURNS, Miss M & BURNS Mrs A Burneze Wild At Hear, very striking young dog with lovely outline, excellent bone, legs and feet, very good neck and shoulders, short back, ultra-sound behind with good tail-set, hard coat in perfect bloom, head not so pleasing and front movement could be tidier, beautifully presented 2nd: 5081 EASON Mr P Andjoliam Silent Witness, hard-coated masculine young dog, rather long in back and I would have liked a better front, sound quarters, well-set tail, masculine head, moved ok

Class 1318 PGD (5 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 5072 CORRI Mrs W B Inverglen Master Mariner , this dog took my eye at once upon entering the ring and I was not disappointed when handling him, lovely head with beautiful eye, ears and expression, straight front, very short back, hard snow-white coat in pristine condition, showed soundly and never put a foot wrong in the ring. I liked him a lot for correct breed type and sound conformation and he could not be denied the dog CC 2nd: 5096 MILNER Mr G R & Mrs J A Juanne Rufus The Ruffian this is a most typical masculine West Highland with many excellent breed points, glorious head, eyes and ears, jet-black pigmentation, solid body, sound rear, good tail, carrying too much weight and his quality coat could be made to look smarter, showed well, excellent breed type 3rd: 5103 OWENS Mr T T Frisbeck Guitarman

  Class 1319 LD (3 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 5064 BERRY Mrs K Karamynd Star Player With Ashgate very eye-catching dog with lovely outline moving and showing really well covering the ground with ease, handles well on the table. Overdone in soft head and leg-furnishings making him look a little unbalanced but he is structurally a very good dog

Class 1320 OD (6 Entries) Abs: 3 1st: 5075 DALE Miss M Lynnsto Special Agent masculine typical dog of excellent type, sound front, good rear, very hard coat showing a bit of colour, good skull, well-placed ears, not ultra-short in back, well presented showing well and a serious contender in the challenge 2nd: 5114 THOMSON Mrs S M Fernsunrise Fairplay To Ashgate, masculine strongly made dog with excellent neck and shoulders, good front, well-made body, good hindquarters and movement, ok in head, overdone in soft head furnishings detracting from expression. 3rd: 5107 STEEMSON Ms J Multi Int Ch Bocans Backin Business Re-import (Imp)

Class 1321 VD (3 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 5084 FRYER Mrs S A Ch & Int Ch Hopecharm Prince Harry Re (Imp), all quality dog in wonderful coat and condition, the very best of coats, good head with strong muzzle, excellent neck and shoulders, good body and topline, sound quarters, well set tail, full of breed type moving well, marginally beaten here today by his son. Res CC & Best Veteran 2nd: 5119 WINDRAM Mr G C & Mrs C E Louie Conquistador 7 years old dog who is long in body and whose coat needs attention, masculine head, good pigmentation and temperament, adequate bone

  Class 1322 MPB (6 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 5066 BURNS, Miss M & BURNS Mrs A Burneze Maid To Order, delightful puppy whom I liked a lot, lovely head, perfect front, neck and shoulders, very good body and outline, well-set tail, happy extrovert show girl parading round the ring displaying her many excellent attributes, Best Puppy - pleased to hear that she also won the Terrier puppy group later in the day. 2nd: 5099 MITCHELL Mrs A Frazandmitch Summer Love, strongly made bitch puppy moving well, good body and level back, a little long in muzzle and coat could be harder also at this stage, good temperament 3rd: 5076 DALE Miss M Lynnsto Thunder Struck Class

 1323 PB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 5089 JENKINS, Mrs J & CROCKETT, Mr K & TAGGART Ms S Hot Hot Two Handle, most typical hard-coated bitch puppy of excellent type and size, lovely head, good eye and ears, sound legs and feet, well-made body, really good behind, a little overawed by the noise but did enough to make an impression, just needs more confidence

Class 1324 JB (5 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 5091 LANCASTER Mrs D K Clanestar Careless Moon, very attractive ultra-feminine bitch, lovely head with the neatest of ears, short back, good coat, well-made body, sound rear and she moved with ease and determination, lovely breed type 2nd: 5113 THOMSON Ms L Smash Strong For Victory, another good young bitch with attractive outline, pleasing head, good neck and shoulders, hard coat in good order, a little racier and finer all through than the winner, moved well 3rd: 5079 DAVIES Mrs R Swifdon Late Night Special

Class 1325 PGB (7 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: 5087 JASPER Ms A M Clavelshay Hurry Up Harriet, this is a very good bitch who filled my eye when she came into the ring, lovely head, neat ears, good pigmentation, very good front, well developed body, excellent hard white coat, sound quarters, moved well, tail could be set a little higher for perfection, she is not a small girl but in no way masculine, a serious contender in the challenge. Most typical quality West Highland White Terrier. 2nd: 5112 SZULZYCKA Miss A S Frazandmitch Secret Moment At Newvoldemort, smart showy bitch moving briskly with great determination, very good body, lovely quarters, well-set tail, good coat, a little chunkier overall than the winner and not so pleasing in eye and expression. Happy temperament 3rd: 5078 DAVIES Mrs J L Hillcloud Riga At Manakel

Class 1326 LB (5 Entries) Abs: 3 1st: 5086 HANDS, Mrs B & STRAND Mrs L Crinan Carousel , strongly made bitch who is very correct to go over, really lovely head with perfect eyes, ears and expression, excellent front, legs and feet, very good shoulders, level back, sound quarters, well-set tail , propelled herself round the ring with ease showing naturally, coat could have been a little harder. Excellent breed type. Res CC 2nd: 5073 CORRI Mrs W B Frisbeck Flower Girl By Inverglen, another very good bitch of correct overall make & shape, good head, very short level back, hard coat, well-set tail, not showing well and could have been more cooperative both on the table and on the floor when moving

  Class 1327 OB (4 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 5067 BURNS, Miss M & BURNS Mrs A Ch Burneze Our Marnie this is the first time I have had the chance to handle this bitch as an adult. She has blossomed into a beautiful snow-white hard-coated bitch of intense quality. Lovely feminine head set off by dark eyes and jet-black pigmentation, sound front, good neck and shoulders, short back, perfect tail and hindquarters, fluid easy mover, a joy to judge. CC & BOB 2nd: 5077 DALE Miss M Lynnsto Evelyn All, another very good bitch, most feminine with short-back, sound front and rear, level back, ok for bone, feminine head, coat of good texture showing a bit of colour, moved well. 3rd: 5080 DAVISON Mrs R E & Mr T A Braxquin Forget Me Not

Class 1328 VB (2 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 5120 WINDRAM Mr G C & Mrs C E Cochansa Dales Pride, 12 year sold bitch with good head and excellent front, perfect dentition, would have liked better angulation fore and aft, coat of correct texture, but presentation could be improved, rather reluctant on the move

Dan Ericsson (Sweden) judge