• Date: 03/01/2019
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Meriel Taylor Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Boston & District Canine Society

Breed: Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Boston DCS Championship Show 6th January 2018 Dandie Dinmonts. 

Many thanks to the Officers and Committee for inviting me to judge at this show 

Thank you to the Dandie Exhibitors for their entry. 

 I was looking for a dog that had a distinctive head, intelligent eyes and a long low weaselly body. 

My main winners reflected this. 

Puppy Dog. 1abs 

Junior Dog 2 (1abs) 

1st Stanley’s . Sokrovische Gardariki Aristokrat at Wafelin 

15 month old Mustard dog with a good head and large intelligent eyes, rich dark hazel and set wide apart. Ears were pendulous and set well back and low on skull. Good scissor bite and strong jaa. 

Well developed neck,strong and muscular,leading into well laid shoulder. His body is not as long and weaselly as I would have liked. Tail set on a little high, but he moved well. Coat could be a little harsher. 

PG. 2 

1st Pettit. Cofgodas Wolf River. 20 month old pepper. He has a good head and large intelligent hazel eyes, set wide apart. His ear set on is correct, pendulous and set well back. His jaw is strong and he has a correct scissor bite. Good muscular neck leading into well laid shoulders. Long strong body and good spring of ribs. Feet rounded and well padded. Tail set on correct and he moved well and his presentation was exemplary, in good harsh coat and well handled. 

The only criticism is, I would like a little bit more rise over his loin. Reserve Best Dog 

2nd Hubbard’s. Dryfevalley Johnny Fox. 2 year old mustard male who caught my eye when he came in the ring. He has a strongly made head and eyes of correct size; dark and intelligent. Good ear set on and correct scissor bite. Good neck leading into well laid shoulders. Long strong body and good spring of ribs. His coat is of the correct texture. Feet rounded and well padded. His tail set on is correct, but his rear hind movement let him down. 

OD. 2 (1) abs. 

1st Deacon’s. Cassencarrie of Course. 19 month old mustard male.  He has a large head of correct proportions and large dark hazel eyes. His ears are pendulous and well set back. Broad at the junction with the head and tapering almost to a point. Good strong jaw and correct scissor bite. His neck is strong and muscular,leading into well laid shoulders. Long low and weaselly body and well sprung ribs. Feet are rounded and well padded and his tail set on correct. He moved well when settled, Good coat of correct texture Best Dog 

PB. 1 abs 

JB 4. 

1st Kurg & Milton . Wilmit Raffles at Etsill. 13 month old mustard bitch and what a cracker. 

Her head is strong ,but feminine. Good dark hazel eyes, full of intelligence, set wide apart. Good strong jaw,with correct scissor bite. Ears set well back, broad at the junction with the head pendulous and tapering to a point. Neck is strong and muscular,set well into well laid shoulders. 

Her body is long and weaselly and she has a good spring of ribs,with a moderate rise over her loin. Feet are rounded and well padded. Tail set on correct and she moved with drive. Beautifully presented and a good harsh coat. In the challenge she decided to play her owner up. 

2ND Rolland. Dandiroyal Cream Tea. 15 months old bitch and much of the same applies, she has a good strong head and large dark intelligent eyes. Good ear set and correct scissor bite Good neck leading into well laid shoulders. Good body and spring of ribs,. Feet are rounded and well padded. Tail set on correct,I would just prefer her to be a tad shorter. Moved well 

3rd Murphy. Dryfevalley Mildred Potter. 

PG 4 1(Abs) 

1st Rolland. Dandiroyal Cotswold Cream.She has a good strong head,eyes dark and round. Her ear set on is correct,set well back and wide apart and low on skull. Hanging close to cheeks and tapering to a point. She has a good strong jaw and correct scissor bite. Strong neck leading into well laid shoulders. Long body of correct shape with the slight rise over the loin. Feet are well padded and round and tail set on correct. In good coat and moved well. RBB 

2nd Davies. Loudouhill Tranquil Iona. 2 year old pepper bitch and most of the same applies. However she was not as free in movement as my winner. 

3RD Stanley. Honey Hope Ze Zihelske Zahardy at Waffelin. Jun Ch 

OB. 3 

1ST Milton. Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit JW Shcm.Pepper bitch of 4 years. 

What can one say about this beautiful bitch that has not been said before. 

She has the most beautiful feminine large head and dark hazel eyes of the correct shape and set wide apart. Her ears are set well back and wide apart, low on skull. They hang close to her cheeks and taper to a point. Her neck is strong and muscular and leads into well laid shoulders. Her body is long and weaselly with the correct amount of rise over the loin. Good spring of ribs and her feet are well rounded with correct padding. Tail set on correct. Coat of correct texture. She moves out with style and was presented to perfection BB and B.O.B 

2ND Sleight and Dixon. Mishada were it all began.23 month old pepper bitch and  she has matured well. She has a beautiful head and dark large eyes. Ear set on correct,they hang close to her cheeks and taper to a point. Good strong jaw and correct scissor bite. Neck strong and muscular,leading into well laid shoulder. Body long and weaselly ,good spring of ribs. Feet rounded and well padded.Tailset on correct and she moved with style. Unlucky to meet my winner to day, another one whose presentation was outstanding. Will watch her career with interest. 

3rd Russell. Hawkesmill Karamel. 

M L Taylor (Judge)