• Date: 15/06/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Mandy Dance Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 18/06/2019

Border Union Agricultural Society

Breed: Beagle

Report for Beagles at Border Union 

Judge Mandy Dance


I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge at this lovely show. The weather was kind and the ring ideal. Thanks too to the exhibitors for their entries and sporting behaviour.


Overall I found mouths rather worrying, there were four level bites and the majority of dogs had very small teeth, in addition many had dirty teeth. There were a small number of dogs with nervous dispositions and this is another worrying trend. I also found that a lot of animals were over the desired size.

I was looking for a balanced beagle with a beautiful melting expression who could also cover the ground correctly. I was extremely pleased with my winners.


Minor puppy dog 3/0

First BPD Findlay Rhiconich Domino

6 month old broken tri. Pleasing head with soft expression, well set leathers, good neck, well schooled, moved with some Drive, promising.

Second Sneddon Newlin Quickstep at Hardexspen.

Eight months old hare pied tri, Not quite the bone of first, but another well put together puppy. Moved well, good bend of stifle, well up to size. Stood better than three.

Third Stewart Doughallmoor I am Legend.


Puppy dog 4/2/

First N Quickstep at H

Second D I am Legend

Promising baby who was a little overawed moving today. Very good head and expression, well off for bone, once he gets his act together he will do well.


Junior dog 2/0

First reserve CC. Havard Annavah Phoenix

Black blanket tri, Who excelled in movement. Head and leathers good, straight front, neat feet, well balanced, good bend of stifle. Almost 18 months old and maturing well.

Second Nash Kelseva All or Nothing.

Lemon and white dog who was a little untidy coming at me, typical head with soft expression, well set leathers, correct size.

Post graduate dog 8/3/

First Thornton Nedlaw Trumpeter with Maplelayne

Lemon and white of correct size. Lovely soft expression, good straight front, well balanced, good neck and shoulder, correct bend of stifle, moved well.

Second Kingsland and Stevens Redcap the Patriot

Lemon and white in slightly larger mould. A little unsettled today and roaching slightly on the stack. However, has all the essentials and moved with drive keeping his topline.

Third Goldberg Newlin Perth at Molesend JW


Limit dog 4/1

First Craig Davricard Harlequin

Up to size but well balanced, good soft expression, head and leathers good. Straight front, good tight feet, moved with drive.

Second Jones Newlin Preston to Clairdale JW

Broken tri from larger mould, another with a soft expression, not quite as compact as first, and slightly wider in front.

Third Findlay Rhiconich Rhys


Open dog 4/1

CC and BOB Raymond champion Dialynne Peter Piper.

This well-known dog rather stood away from the company today, black blanket tricolour with balanced head and soft expression. Compact and correct size well off for bone, great Front good legs and feet. Well laid shoulders, good neck,Well set on stern, moved with drive and reach. Looked every inch of the winner as he powered around the ring. Shown in excellent bloom and condition. Very pleased to see him take group two later in the day.

Second Thornton champion Nedlaw Benedict with Maplelayne JW

Not in his best coat today, and moving slightly wide in front. However he has a good head and is of a good type. His rear movement secured him this place.

Third Hunt and Norris Champion Shercroft Apollo JW ShCM


Veteran dog 4/2

First McBain and Stevens Bondley Layman

Broken tri Who out moved his competition.8 yrs old. Well balanced, compact, correct expression, showed with enthusiasm.

Two NASH Kelseva Greatest Day.

Better mouth than first but not quite the movement on this 7 yr old. Rather out of coat and slightly down on Pastern. Enjoyed his day.


Minor puppy bitch 7/0/

First Havard Annavah Candy Crush

Six months old open tri. Good pigmentation, pretty head and soft expression, straight front good feet. Compact well ribbed, Promising a baby.

Second hunt Norris Carmichael Starbrooke.

Shercroft Liberty. Pale marked lemon and white. Compact and good size. A little unsettled with the constant change of handler. Straight front, pretty head, well laid shoulder. Moved quite well once she got going. Another with promise.

Third McBain and Stevens Blitzlilie Girl With No Name


Puppy bitch 5/1

Best puppy first Craig Davricard Jazzmine.

Black blanket tricolour very much my style. Beautiful head and expression, straight front with some forechest. Tight feet, good bend of stifle, moved with drive, very promising.

Second Havard Annavah Lady Gaga

Rather more scopey than first, but another pretty puppy. Good straight front, well set on stern, not quite as together in hind movement at first.

Third B Girl With No Name


Junior bitch 6/1

First Havard Annavah Petal

Black blanket tricolour with super front showing a little forechest. Compact and correct height to length ratio, moved very well, lovely head and expression.

Second Fellows Rosanka Midler

Attractive girl giving her handler a hard time, but really came into her own on profile movement. Excellent neck and shoulder, level topline well set on stern. Maturing well.

Third Stewart Divinebrae She’s on Fire


Novice Bitch 3/0

First S Liberty

Second B Girl With No Name

Open tan and white with good expression. Slightly larger mould than first and a tad wide in front. Level topline and long neck. Needs a bit more schooling.


Post graduate bitch 13/2/

First Hunt Bondley Lucy JW

Open marked tricolour with pretty speckled ear! Good pigmentation, straight front, neck and shoulder good, moved with drive. Pretty head and expression.

Henningsson-Dundas Julemark Ariadne

Tan and White not quite using her stern to advantage today and lacking a little drive behind. Otherwise a compact girl who is well put together with an appealing expression and pretty head.

Third Tofts Jarrowley Teazel


Limit Bitch 13/4

CC first Parker and Stevens Serenaker Maid in America.

Beautiful tri bitch who oozed quality. Her more positive rear movement won her the cc over her competition. Super head and expression, straight front, well off for bone, tight feet, well ribbed back with level topline. Was told she was winning her fourth cc here today, well done. Interestingly I see she is by the same sire as my bob. 

Second Henningsson-Dundas Chequers Countess Mary MIT Julemark JW

Not quite tan and white from slightly larger mould. Good straight front, well off for bone, markings on head detract slightly from expression but head is well balanced. Moved with purpose.

Third Brown Raimex Reed Bunting


Open Bitch 7/2

First Reserve CC RAYMOND Dialynne Anna Complice.

tricolour who pressed my cc winner hard but today she was moving close behind and had to pay the price. I’m told she’s just out of season and so I’m sure it’s a temporary hitch. Gorgeous head and expression, fabulous front with forechest. Long neck and correct shoulders. On the stack looked every inch the winner.

Second Craig Champion Davricard Honeybee

Ultra feminine balanced bitch of great quality. I liked her very much too and it was nit picking between them. Just preferred the neck and reach of first, but it was close.

Third Havard Champion Annavah Knick Knack


Veteran bitch 7/1

First BVIB Fellows Rosanka Charisse

At nine and a half this girl could outmove most of the entry. Her profile gait is outstanding, mainly due to the excellent neck and shoulders. In good condition and having muscle tone so lacking in many today she was well up there near top honours. Surprised she doesn’t carry her crown!


I was interested to note that many of my winners today were sired by Champion Davricard Harrison to whom I gave the cc as a six month old puppy last time I judged. Very pleased to see he is passing on his many qualities to his offspring and producing a good type.

Mandy Dance Judge

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