• Show Date: 27/05/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Paul Eardley Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Bath Canine Society

Breed: Cairn Terrier

Bath Canine Society-27th May 2022


Judge: Mr P Eardley

This was my first time awarding CC’s to the Cairns and I really enjoyed the assignment.

Sadly, shortly before this show the news had broken of the sad loss of Feffie Somerfield who of course had had a lifelong association with the Cairns. We held a minute’s silence in her memory ahead of the judging which was a lovely gesture.

Thank you to the exhibitors for the support and for the sporting atmosphere in the ring. I was pleased with the overall quality of the entry and enjoyed sorting them out as it gave me some food for thought.

MPD (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Hiam’s Carradine Arfa Pint

Nice size puppy with a lovely outline, correct proportions for age and good tail carriage. Pleasing temperament, well presented and handled and was a good moving baby. Went on to win a well- deserved best puppy in breed.

2nd: Waugh’s Glenrood Galaxy at Tribannon

Slightly taller than the winner at this age. However presents a decent outline and will no doubt drop in body as he matures. Another good showman, good in rear, just a touch narrow in front at the moment.

3rd: Parker-Tucker’s Splinterhill’s Real Black Devil of Uniquecottage

PD (1 Entries) Abs: 1

JD (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Shannon, Storr and Middlehurst’s Brenndarcy It's Magic (ai)

I liked this one for type. Presented a good outline with good tail carriage. Decent front. Was a bit narrow behind and does need to settle down to the job in hand. Shows promise.

2nd: Shopland’s Cherrycrack Horatio

Decent sort although he was a bit more rangy than the winner. I think he’s probably at an awkward stage and will look better with maturity. Good bone and head developing.

YD (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Thomas’s Ch Tom Tricks Jocan Ty Cadno (Swed Imp)

This one was an eye catcher and he caught my eye as soon as he came in to the ring. Stood alone but could easily have coped with some competition. Super head and expression and he’s still quite young so will mature further there I would think. Good outline and proportions and a good mover in both directions. Although still a yearling I see that he already has his title so others have awarded his qualities. I was delighted to award him the Res CC.

PGD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Mundays’ Lentrica Mystic Warrior

I thought this was a cracking dog. Lovely outline and bang on for coat and condition. Very masculine. I liked his head and I liked the fact that he stared right back at me giving the clear impression that he is active game and hardy. Was on his toes at all time presenting a super top line, decent tail carriage and correct free movement both ways. Impressed me enough to take the CC and ultimately BOB. Looked good in the group ring.

2nd: Byrne’s Carradine Howzat Howard

This one was a competitive boy. Not quite the coat or front of the winner and not quite the head but he demands a second look and has many attributes.

 LD (3 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Parker-Tucker’s Tom Trick's Incredibly Ilay Of Uniquecottage (Imp)

This dog is much better than he appears on first inspection. Examines well on the table. Was a little unsettled otherwise could well have been more competitive. Good outline, really good weather resistant coat and I liked his expression.

2nd: Hiam’s Carradine Podgy Paddie

A flashy one. A little lower to the ground than the winner and not as good in head or rear but plenty to like about him.

OD (2 Entries) Abs: 1

1st: Firths’ Ch Cairngold Chico JW

Good dog to go over and bang on for maturity. A lovely type. Was a bit uncooperative on the move and maybe needed a bit of competition to get him on his toes. Super coat and an attractive colour.



MPB (1 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Saich’s Lindcoly Malificent Mo

Good size for her age. Pretty head which obviously still needs to develop. Delightful temperament and moved well in both directions.

PB (4 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Shopland’s Tom Trick's Little Hot Kiskadee at Cherrycrack Imp

At a real in between stage but well grown and good bone. Head developing well. Was good on the move.

2nd: Saich’s Lindcoly Phantom Menace

Litter sister of the winner of the previous class and similar comments apply in relation to size. Could do with a bit more head. Another with a delightful temperament.

JB (3 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Goldfinch’s Kanawha Never Say Never

Nice girl, looked really good in outline on the table. Good for bone and condition and decent proportions. Could do with a little more attitude.

2nd: Saich’s Lindcoly Witches Brew (NAF)

Nicely animated. Was just a touch long. Good on the move. Coat was just about to blow.

3rd: Osborns’ Tweslam Be Gin The Magic (AI1)

YB (2 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Waugh’s Glory Daze at Tribannon

This one was a real eye catcher with an absolutely lovely outline both standing and moving. Correct proportions and one of the best heads of the day. Coat was just coming in and she is maturing very nicely indeed. Pressed very hard for the top spots.

2nd: Saich’s Lindcoly Ocean Dream

A nice girl and assertive on the move. Could not match the winner in head or the winner’s lovely proportions.

PGB (7 Entries) Abs: 2

1st: Thompson’s Castleline Maitree

This was an interesting class to sort out. The winner won on movement and temperament as she put in a very steady performance. Would like her slightly higher on the leg but she is very typical.

2nd Mcintyres’ Cannwood Quiet Whisper

At first glance this was my winner. Good size and type and a nice head. She just needs a bit more animation.

3rd: Osborns’ Tweslam Chasing Rainbows

LB (4 Entries) Abs: 0

1st: Hooton and Hughes’ Penticharm It's My Party

Very showy and eye-catching. Could do with just a little more length of body. Nicely headed, good animation and a good mover. Well presented and handled to make her look her best.

2nd: Keeves’ Seveek Everlasting Dream

A good type and a good size. Feminine. Was a better length than winner. Was a bit unsettled in the ring which just pegged her.

3rd: Mcintyres’ Cannwood Celtic Charm

OB (6 Entries) Abs: 2

This was a good class to judge with quality down the line

1st: Inett, Harrison & Clayton’s The Carradine Jo

This one was beautifully proportioned, beautifully presented and has a lovely head. She is good in rear. She was handled to get the best out of her and was looking good whenever I looked in her direction. Well deserved CC and is clearly of champion quality.

2nd: Firths’ Ch Cairngold Chiquitita

Super type with a cracking head and great top line. Fully mature and in lovely coat condition. Not helping her handler as much as she could but won a well deserved Res CC in good competition.

3rd: Kinton’s Ch Cloverbrook Unbreakable At Woodthorpe.

Paul Eardley