• Date: 24/10/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Meriel Taylor Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 24/11/2019

Midland Counties Canine Society

Breed: Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terriers Midland Counties 24th October 2019 

Many thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge at this welcoming and well run Championship Show. 

Mouths in some classes were an issue ; also moving close behind and lack of rise over the loin. 

Puppy Dog.3.  

1st Shore. Swanwillow The Skipper. 

8 month old Mustard Male who is developing nicely. His head is of the correct size in proportion to his body. Skull broad and narrowing towards the eye. Cheeks gradually tapering towards a strongly developing muzzle. Eyes rich dark hazel, large and bright, set wide apart. 

His ears are pendulous and set well back, wide apart and low on skull, hanging close to cheeks. Broad at the junction with the head and tapering to a point. Jaws are strong and he has a correct scissor bite with good strong teeth. 

Neck is muscular set into well laid shoulders. Forelegs short and set wide apart; His body is long and flexible. Chest developing well and is well let down between the forelegs .Gentle rise over the loin. Hindquarters are developing nicely and his feet are round and well padded. Good movement and coat coming in well. Tail carried well. B.P.I.B 

2nd Davies. Busgrove Mikey. 10-month-old mustard. This was his first Championship show and he was difficult to assess as he was giving his owner a hard time. Head is developing nicely, good body but as I said movement was hard to assess. 

Junior. 2.  

1st Sutton and Desfontaines. Cofgodas Northern Spy. 15 month old Pepper. His head is still developing and his mouth is just a scissor bite. Ear set on correct. Neck muscular leading into well laid shoudlers. Forelegs short and set wide apart. Chest coming well down. Body long and weasley, but no rise over the loin. Tail set on could be better, but he won on movement  

2nd Davies. Busgrove Mikey. 

Post Graduate 3. 1(Abs) 

1st Webber. Lilyphanie The Great Showman. 

18 month old Mustard Male. He has a superb head,which is strongly made. Skull broad and narrowing towards the eyes. Eyes rich dark hazel and round. Set wide apart. Ears set wide apart and low on skull. Hanging close to cheeks and tapering to a point. Correct scissor bite. Neck strong and muscular, set well into shoulders, Forelegs short and chest well let down. Body long with a slight rise over loin. Hindquarters set rather wide apart. Tail carried at correct angle and round firm feet. In good coat and moved well. 

2nd Sutton & Desfontaines. Cofgodas Northern Spy. 

Open 5 1(Abs) 

1st  Deacon & Hill. Ch/Am Ch Pennywise on the Road Again. 

What can I say about this mustard male,that has not been said before. He fits the breed standard and is beautifully presented. Moves round the ring like he owns it. BD,B.O.B and Group 3. 

2nd Harcourt-Morris. Dainty Dandies River Mersey at Lenacourt.  

Pepper boy who was unlucky to meet my winner today. Good strong head and rich dark hazel eyes set wide apart. Ear set on correct and correct scissor bite. Neck strong and muscular. Forelegs short and set wide apart. Chest well let down, Body long and slight rise over the loin. Hindquarters well developed and set wide apart. Tail carried at correct angle and round well padded feet. In good coat and well handled. R.B.D 

Veteran 2 (2) Abs 

Puppy Bitch. 5 (2) Abs. 

1st Jacka-Slater. Partoncourt Show me Heaven. 7 month old mustard who is developing nicely. 

Head is strong without being coarse and eyes are rich hazel dark and round and set well apart. 

Ears set well back, tapering to a point and hanging close to cheeks. Correct scissor bite. Neck strong, leading into well laid shoulders. Forelegs short and set wide apart. Chest is developing well. Body long and a slight rise over the loin. Hindquarters are developing well and she moved well. Coat coming through. 

2nd Shore. Swanwillow Sienneh. Pepper bitch and litter sister to my puppy dog winner and much of the same applies. Movement was not as good as her litter brother. Coat is coming thorough nicely. 

3RD Bromley. Mishahda Easter Bonnet. 

Junior Bitch. 4 

1st Wilson. Morawelon Cader Idris. What a cracker of a pepper bitch. She has a good head and eyes are rich dark,hazel and round. Ears are set well back,wide apart and low on skull. They hang close to her cheeks and taper to a point. Neck is strong and muscular, leading into well laid shoulders. 

Forelegs short and well developed. Chest is well let down between them. Body long an correct rise over the loin. Hindquarters are well developed and set wide apart. Tail set on correct and carried at the right angle. Feet are round and well padded. Coat of correct texture and beautifully presented. She moved so well, but in the challenge, she decided to lay down. Her young handler tried her best but to no avail. I am sure her day will come. 

2nd McGuiness. Diamondandie Blue Sapphire. 10 month old Mustard puppy. She is coming together nicely. Her head is strong and eyes are dark rich hazel and round.Set well apart. Ears are set well back and wide apart. Low on skull and hanging close to cheeks. Correct scissor bite. Neck strong and muscular,leading into well laid shoudlers. Forelegs short and strong and chest developing well. Body long and Weasley, with a slight rise over the loin. Tail set on correct and round well padded feet. Moved well, 

Post Graduate 2(1)abs 

1st Wilson. Morawelon Cader Idris Winner in Junior. 

Open 7 (4) abs 

1st Rolland Dandiroyal Cream Tea. Mustard bitch. 

Lovely bitch,with a good head of correct proportions. Eyes dark hazel and round. Ears set well back, wide apart and low on skull. Hanging close to cheeks and tapering to a point. Jaws strong with a correct scissor bite and good strong teeth, Neck strong and muscular, leading into well laid shoulders, Forelegs short with good muscular development. Chest well let down and body long with adequate rise over the loin. Hindquarters well developed and set wide apart. Tail set on correct and carried at the right angle. Round and well padded feet. Coat of correct texture and moved well. B.B.& R.B.O.B 

2nd Jacka-Slater. Cloverwood Duchess May Shcm. Another mustard bitch of similar qualities and much of the same applies, however she was not as sound in movement today. 

M L Taylor (Judge)