• Show Date: 18/08/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jeff Horswell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Welsh Kennel Club

Breed: Norfolk Terrier

WKC. Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk exhibitors are always a sporting bunch, supporting each other, and the dogs also have great temperaments. The standard twice says they should be compact and short in back, so I was alarmed to find that the majority were too long in back, and some were too short on leg, so the outline wasn’t typical. I do hope that breeders can correct this. Both CC winners were, in my opinion, the right shape making them very typical of this great little terrier.

Veteran D (1)

1st: 5616 NASH, Mrs R Ralph Of House Nash ShCEx

Very good moving chunky d. He has a masc head. Liked his length and strength of jaw. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder, slightly short in upper arm. Could be shorter in back. Well made rear. In super coat.

Minor puppy d(1)

1st: 5629 WARD, Mrs Pat Littlemount Celyn Y Mor

Very happy pup coming into coat. Well proportioned head with good jaw and big teeth. Could have more neck and a shorter back. Well laid shoulders. Ribs are well sprung. Liked his rear. Moved v well.

Puppy d (1)

1st: 5624 THOMPSON-MORGAN, Mrs C Belleville Plum Picker

Full of fun. Liked his head, ears can settle. Medium neck. Shoulder is ok. Well sprung ribs. Could be shorter in loin and back. He has a well bent stifle with low hocks, stands more parallel on floor than on the table. Went well.

Junior d (1)

1st: 5604 DARNELL, Mrs E D Jacquidon hot off the press

Excels in profile movement. He has a masc head. Could have darker eyes. Medium neck. His angulation is v well balanced. Well sprung ribs. Level topline. High set tail, carried on back. Could be tidier coming towards.

Post grad d ne

Limit d (,6,2)

1st: 5626 THOMPSON-MORGAN, Mrs C Belleville Expectation

Short backed d giving correct outline. Liked his head, well balanced. Eyes could be slightly darker. Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulder. Decent upper arm. Liked his spring of rib. Short back with high set almost straight tail. Super rear which he really uses , v good profile action. CC, Champion on the day, well done.

2nd: 5610 HAYDON, Miss Judith Earthtaw Lincoln

Liked his short back. Masc head, eyes a bit wide apart. Strong jaw. Enough neck. Quite a good front. Well ribbed. Not the rear of 1. In v good coat. Balanced stride.

3rd: 5615 MULLAN, Mrs B & MULLAN, Mr R J & MCFADDEN, Miss J Watercroft Pop Muzik At Tamodan

Open d (2)

1st: 5605 GEE, Mrs R Ch Watercroft Boozy Miller

Shows so very well. He has excellent angulation front and rear and so moved so v well out and back and in profile. He has a good head. Lengthy neck. I found him rather long in loin so not as compact as ideal. He holds a firm topline. In super jacket. His construction and movement took him to RCC, just not the outline of the limit winner.

2nd: 5628 THOMPSON-MORGAN, Mrs C Belleville High Life

Liked him for type, being shorter than 1. Has a super head. Enough neck. Well laid shoulder. Could have better hind angulation and topline was sloping on the move. Rather giddy here.

Veteran b (3,1)

1st: 5613 MACARTNEY, Miss F J Nordalset Little Bit Of Sun For Ivrig VW

The more cobby of these 2 grand ladies. She has a fem head and a lovely expression. Medium neck. Well angulated front and rear. Could carry less weight. Harsh coat.

2nd: 5612 LLOYD, Miss Jane Orison calm attitude

She is just a bit longer than 1. Fem head with good eyes and ears. Medium neck. Well angulated.Low hocks. In harsh coat.

Minor puppy b ne

Puppy b (3)

Not much to separate the first 2.

1st: 5625 THOMPSON-MORGAN, Mrs C Belleville Citation

Very fem pup. She has a well proportioned head. Lengthy neck. Better shoulder than 2 and she is slightly shorter in loin. Well sprung ribs. Coat coming in. V good rear. BP

2nd: 5607 GEE, Mrs R Watercroft Treacle Toffee

She has a well balanced head. Lengthy neck. Deep chest. Fairly short in back. Well set tail angulation is well balanced. In v good coat.

Junior b. Ne

Post grad b (5,1)


Fem b who is fairly short in back. Has better ears than 2. Well proportioned head. Lengthy neck. Quite a good front. Level topline. Moderate hind angulation. Good mover,


2nd: 5603 ATKINSON, Mrs M E Moortop Bobby's Girl

She is fem. Fairly short in back with well sprung ribs. Medium neck. Level topline with a v good tail. In good coat.

3rd: 5619 PHILIP, Mrs L & Mr M L & M Nordalset Brighter Skies

Limit b (4,1)

1st: 5608 GEE, Mrs R Watercroft Gin Fizz

Liked her outline and proportions, could just be a little more of her. Good head. Dark eyes. Lengthy neck. She has a well laid shoulder. Well sprung ribs. Could be shorter in loin. Level topline. Low hocks.

2nd: 5617 NASH, Mrs R Tiggy Of House Nash

She is slightly longer and heavier than 1. Fem head, could have a stronger underjaw. Dark eyes. Enough neck. Her angulation is moderate and balanced. Level topline, tail slightly low set. In thick jacket.

3rd: 5611 JONES, Mr Keith Javidel May Blessing at Darlaur

Open b (2)

1st: 5627 THOMPSON-MORGAN, Mrs C Ch Belleville Natural High

Really typy b who has a super outline. Well balanced head. Good eye and expression Lengthy neck. Well laid shoulders. Deep chest well ribbed. Short back. Well made rear. In super coat. Accurate mover with a good stride. CC & BOB

2nd: 5606 GEE, Mrs R Watercroft Gold Leaf

Very showy b who is in super coat, just a bit longer in back than 1. She has a lovely head. Her dark eyes give a super expression. Enough neck. Her angulation is moderate but balanced so she moves v well. Holds a level topline d. Well set tail. RCC

Jeff Horswell