• Date: 15/06/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Gloria Gargan Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 11/08/2019

Border Union Agricultural Society

Breed: Retriever (Golden)

BORDER UNION BITCHES

Judge Gloria Gargan

I was so honoured and pleased to have your wonderful bitches to judge. I think the quality that is around at this present time is amazing and the future looks to be bright. In most classes I was really spoilt for choice as they could easily change places the next time I judged them. As owners/ breeders you should be proud to have these lovely dogs in your possession, a few of which I could easily find room at home with me.

Agreed at the end to have the referee choose as both of the exhibits we were choosing for BOB and BP were so wonderful we thought we would give him the pleasure of judging them and agreed with his choices.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH (12 Entries, 3 Absent)

Cracking Class of beautiful babies

1ST Ayling-Jones Mrs T & Mr S PAJULA'S SANTA BABY BY RAIVESLAKE

This little lady was 6 months on the day and what a little star. Beautiful pale gold bitch who was extremely happy. Gorgeous feminine head with dark pigment and lovely eye. She has a good reach of neck into correct assembly of front angles, straight front legs, short coupled, excellent quarters and she moved with flair round the ring.

2ND Birkin-Green Mrs S SANSUE LOVESTRUCK

Lovely cream bitch who has a gentle feminine head with good pigment, good neck which flows nicely into well laid back shoulders and level topline with correct tailset. Rear quarters are nicely angled and she uses them with drive to move well round the ring.

3RD Rose Mrs DE GAYTONWOOD SPARKLER

PUPPY BITCH (8 Entries, 2 Absent)

1ST Muncey Mrs JE KENNELRIDGE JENA

This bitch is very well balanced and possesses a stronger but still feminine head with dark pigment and kind eye. She stands on good bone and tight feet, excellent topline and her angulation with correct length of upper arm to layback of shoulder is correct. Well ribbed and quarters that are well bent and hocks well let down aids her movement when moving away which is lovely not close at all. She moves well when viewed from any angle.

2ND Bell Mrs FV & Mr M HOAALOHA MOANA

This bitch possesses lovely balance and has a gentle head and dark points. Straight front legs and good bone and feet. Nice length of upper arm to her laid back shoulders and level topline with a correct tailset is then complimented with nicely angled quarters which all helps her move well. Just preferred rear movement on the first placed bitch

3RD Rose Mrs DE GAYTONWOOD SPARKLER

JUNIOR BITCH (15 Entries, 4 Absent)

1ST Barrow Mrs JL HALEBOURNE FIRST TRAIN HOME

This little girl is so well balanced beautifully made throughout, lovely gold coat, feminine head, good pigment. She is of a smaller frame but so well put together Lovely neck length into well laid back shoulders, ribbed nicely with elbows tight in. Quarters are excellent. A little unsure when she was given to a different handler as her owner’s back was causing a lot of pain, but she flowed so beautifully round that her movement sealed her this win in the class.

2ND Zubair Mrs SM & Trinder Mr A THORNYWAIT ABSOLUTELY FAB

Another balanced bitch with a lovely feminine head, pale gold coat. She has good bone and feet which with her angulation of correct front and rear assembly forms a lovely outline. She has quality in abundance. Moved well and in lovely condition.

3RD McCormack Miss S FLYNGALEE TIPTOES JW )

YEARLING BITCH (13 Entries, 6 Absent)

1ST Crookes Mrs DS & Jenkinson Mrs RJ QUAKERHALL PANDORA'S BOUNTY JW

This bitch caught my eye on the first look around, she has such balance, excellent reach of neck into textbook angulation on the front and her rear angulation is of similar quality. She has good bone and feet with a firm topline she presents a wonderful picture to please the eye. Had to call in a substitute handler as the owner was not looking very well but the bitch took it in her stride and flowed round with ease.

(2ND O'Neill Mrs L LINIRGOR MISTY MORNINGS AT STRATHLON JW

This bitch is another that was just lovely that similar remarks apply. I have competed in the ring with this lady and have liked her from the start she has angulation that is correct on her front and rear. Her strong quarters make her movement round the ring easy and flowing. Quality throughout. Cracking bitch.

3RD Noble Mrs C NOBLEMOON SUNSHINE ON LEITH

NOVICE BITCH (11 Entries, 2 Absent)

1ST Muncey Mrs JE KENNELRIDGE JENA

2ND Bell Mrs FV & Mr M HOAALOHA MOANA

(3RD O'Neill Mrs J LEWISGLEN FANTASY

Placed in MP this lovely little bitch is well balanced with pretty head good bone and feet. Topline level and firm and she moved well.

GRADUATE BITCH (10 Entries, 3 Absent)

1ST Williamson Mr SD & Mrs TY SANDTI HITS THE SWEET SPOT JW

This lovely balanced gold coated bitch has a nice feminine head, good bone straight front legs and good feet. Level topline with a good width to her quarters which she uses to move really well around the ring presenting a lovely picture.

2ND Foster Mr B & Mrs C MOCKINGJAY V D CORNER BROOK TO AURISTELA (IMP NLD) JW

Paler bitch with feminine head and kind dark eye, nicely angled front and rear. Good length to neck with level topline. Out of coat but nothing to hide. She moved with positivity.

3RD Birkin-Green Mrs S SANSUE KEEP THE FAITH

POSTGRADUATE BITCH (18 Entries, 4 Absent)

1ST Smith Mr TB & Mrs LG GOLDMARKER LUMINARA

Cracking dark gold bitch with pretty feminine head, good reach to neck which flows into her correct angulated front, nice length to upper arm and well laid back shoulders, Deep well sprung ribs

Level topline and tailset. Rear angulation of well bent stifles and let down hocks all complemented

when she moved round the ring with style and long striding movement to complete the picture of this lovely lady.

2ND Cuthill Miss I MOUSSEGLEN MACARIA

Dark gold stronger bitch with excellent bone. Her head is a bit strong for me but still feminine, well angulated front and strong quarters which she uses to drive round the ring keeping her topline level.

She appears to be overweight until you have hands on it then tells the true story of her well ribbed body and dense coat. Elbows well placed in and deep through the heart. Just lovely.

3RD Morss Mrs HVG DESIDERIO PASO DOBLE

MID LIMIT BITCH (13 Entries, 2 Absent)

Beautiful class

1ST Wood Miss S MONCHIQUE MRS BROWN JW

What a beautiful balanced cream bitch she is, so pretty with a feminine head and good pigment, stands on good bone straight front legs with neat feet, elbows tight, very nice flow of neck and then into her front angulation which is correct, well ribbed body into her excellent quarters. She keeps her level topline on the move which she does with style and drive. Just typical of the stunning progeny from her sire and quality mother.

2ND Zubair Mrs SM & Trinder Mr A THORNYWAIT CINZANO

Gold bitch who caught my eye for her balance, her topline and angulation can be seen before hands on which it is then confirmed that it is correct throughout. Gentle feminine head and a kind expression complete this excellent example. This kennel consistently produces top quality stock and the presentation is always top notch. She moved freely with drive round the ring.

3RD Rodgers Mrs MJ ROJILLAIR EVENING MAGIC OF ODARLA JW

LIMIT BITCH (16 Entries, 4 Absent)

What a class it was what dreams are made of. They all could have red awards but alas not allowed.

The first three definitely could change places on another day.

1ST Clarkson Mrs FM DRUMKILTY JEMIMA PUDDLEDUG JW

This bitch has quality and style in abundance, she caught my eye for balance her excellent front angulation is textbook, Good bone and feet, elbows close fitting. She has a lovely head with a gentle expression and kind eye that has a little sparkle in them. Topline level and tailset correctly held.

She uses her strong well angulation rear with well let down hocks on the move which she does with positivity. Res CC

2ND Maddison Mrs J JAYMARDY HIDDEN SECRET JW ShCM

This bitch was close up to the 1st and same remarks apply in that she is gorgeous with a head that is so feminine and her expression is gentle. She also has the correct angulation and good bone, feet everything is in the right place. She moves with drive and style which just completes a very nice picture.

3RD Paterson Miss M ANGELUSPARKS HEAVEN SENT TO MOLOKO (IMP PRT)

Must mention that this bitch is also of a quality that is just a pleasure to have been able to go over.

I certainly could have taken these 3 down south with me.

OPEN BITCH (11 Entries, 2 Absent)

1ST McDonald Miss M FERGUSGLEN DANCING QUEEN AT LAMANCHA JW ShCM

Well how lucky am I to have the pleasure to go over this stunning pale coated bitch. She oozes quality. From the tip of her nose and gorgeous head she has a good neck length into her excellent angulation of upper arm and lay back of shoulder blade. Deep through the heart and elbows well in, Topline and tailset are level and firm with her excellent well muscled hindquartes she just moves with long free flowing strides, a joy to watch. She has attitude and style in abundance and one that I would love to own. In excellent condition. Well deserved the CC in excellent company.

2ND Dunbar Ms I & Miss L SH CH LINIRGOR VIOLETS ARE BLUE JW

I don’t think any more can be said that already hasn’t been put down on this lovely bitch, This kennel seems to have the knack of producing such wonderful stock consistently. This girl is a gold bitch of quality and balance with a gentle head good reach of neck into her excellent angulation. Good bone and feet, stands four square with no fussing on her well angulated rear. Short coupled and with level topline and tail held correctly on the move. My car could have been full to the brim as another I would love to bring home.

3RD Murray Ms OM & Macdonald Mrs J RATHCLOON THYME N PUNISHMENT JW .

VETERAN BITCH (7 Entries, 4 Absent)

1ST Tuck Mrs P TAMSBROOK TIMOTAE

Super bitch who I have long admired not in her best bib and tucker but she stands out for balance, with her beautiful head kind eye and dark pigment is just lovely. She has everything in the right place all her angles fitting correctly and moved well keeping her topline firm. Unlucky to meet the Dog in challenge for BV as he is balanced in good coat and moved a bit more freely.

2ND Willmitt Mrs JA STANROPH SAIL IN TIME TO GOLDENMILL (AI)

Gold bitch of good quality and balance, excellent reach of neck with well laid back shoulders, gentle head. Short coupled with firm topline. Happy bitch that moved well with tailset held correctly

3RD Lang Mrs B ALIBREN POLLY FLINDERS AT LANNERCOSTE