• Show Date: 08/01/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Jane Eyeington Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

Boston & District Canine Society

Breed: Norfolk Terrier

Boston & District Canine Society

8th January 2023

Judge – Mrs Jane Eyeington (Meadowdale)

Norfolk Terrier

I would like to thank the committee of Boston Championship Show for their kind invitation to judge this lovely breed. I was delighted with the entry and quality of all the dogs. A huge thank you to the exhibitors for the pleasure of your super dogs. Thrilled to watch the BOB go onto win Terrier Group 2, and the Best Puppy win Terrier Puppy Group 4 – very well done

1777. Norfolk Terrier - Puppy Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

Super class to start the day, all lovely puppies

1ST 5165 - Watercroft Billy The Kid (Mrs R Gee)

Delightful 8 month old red dog, so very smart and together for one so young, presenting a compact and typical outline when stood. Loved his cheeky and fun nature enabling him to show himself off with confidence. Lovely head, showing good width to the back skull, neat well placed ears and keen dark oval eyes. His neck flows seamlessly into well placed shoulders with a short firm back. Holding a level topline both stood and on the move. He has lovely depth to the ribcage and spring of rib. Short in loin with a well set on and carried tail. Beautifully presented in a straight hard coat. On the move showed his full potential, being true fore and aft, having super drive from the rear. BP & Puppy Group4

2ND 5181 - Jaeva Jammie Dodger (Mrs K Tate)

Another cracking 8 month old red puppy with much potential. Liked his overall shape and type. He has a lovely flow to him and carries himself well. Such a pleasing head and expression, with slight rounding to the skull, keen yet kind dark eyes, and strength to the foreface. He has a good length of neck and nicely developed forequarters. Good depth and spring to the ribcage, not quite as firm in topline as winner today. Strong and nicely angulated hindquarters. Just needing to tighten a little more on the move. Well presented and handled

3RD 5175 - Earthtaw Owain The Celt (Mrs R E Nash)

1778. Norfolk Terrier - Junior Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1ST 5162 – Kinsridge Box Brownie At Viracocha (Mrs Ayres-Cousins)

Pleasing 15 month old red dog, who was very attentive to his handler. He is of a nice overall size, with a good length of leg, a fraction longer in body. Such a kind and alert expression from his dark eye, with good strength to the foreface and a good bite. Liked his depth to the brisket with a nice spring to the ribcage. Standing on well boned limbs and neat feet. Holding a level topline. Moving out true, not quite the drive today. Coat well presented and of a good texture.

1779. Norfolk Terrier - Post Graduate Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1ST 5164 - Watercroft Earl Grey (Miss M L Davis)

Endearing and cheeky 2 year old red dog, who has the desired strength all through and presents a pleasing outline when stood. Handsome head, good width to the back skull, with a lovely dark expressive eye, strength to the foreface and well defined stop. He has a good length of neck flowing smoothly into a firm and well held topline. Well developed forechest and well bone straight forelegs. Well sprung ribcage, strong hindquarters which show a good width of thigh and sweep of stifle. Coat a little soft today. Moving out soundly and with good drive

2ND 5173 - Jaeva Raising Hell (Mrs M J Jones)

Lovely 2 year old B&T dog, such a shame something seemed to have spooked him. From a slightly smaller mould than winner. Like his compact and sturdy profile. He has the most delightful head, nicely balanced and having such a pleasing expression. Well developed through the body, with well sprung ribs and firm topline. Sporting a flat hard jacket. On the move showed to be true in his action, but not quite the drive of the winner

1780. Norfolk Terrier - Open Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1ST 5166 - Ch Watercroft Boozy Miller (Mrs R Gee)

Loved him, this 3 year old red dog is such a showman, he just oozes quality and breed type, showing himself off with confidence and style. He has lovely body lines, combined with balance and his self-assured attitude to give a super silhouette when stood. Masculine and well balanced head piece, lovely dark eye, all giving him a keen and alert expression. Neck of good length flowing seamlessly into well placed shoulders, with a firm and well held topline. Good depth to the brisket and development of forechest. Strong and muscular hindquarters, with a good bend of stifle, and short hock to heel. Immaculately presented in super coat and condition. His footfall is positive, and he moves with purpose and drive. BOB delighted to watch him go onto win Terrier Group 2

2ND 5183 - Int Ch Jaeva Rock The Boat TAF (Mrs K Tate)

Another quality red dog, with so much to admire. Liked his overall size, substance, and masculinity. So very smart when stood and never stopped showing. He has a balanced and proportionate head, with good width between the ears, keen dark eyes, and neat ears. Strong neck of good length, sturdy and compact body, with well sprung ribs and holding a firm topline at all times. Not quite the hindquarters of winner. Shown with a good coat texture and well presented. Moving out soundly - RBD

3RD 5176 - Ralph of House Nash ShCEx VW (Mrs R E Nash)

1782. Norfolk Terrier - Puppy Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1ST 5163 - Settrenda Saucy Style (Mr T M & Mrs L A Cooper)

8 month old red bitch, a real babe but developing along the right lines. Liked her size and femininity. Pleasing head being nicely balanced and proportionate, with good width to the skull, well defined stop and dark oval eyes. She is keen and alert in her demeanour. Enough neck, firm and level topline, good depth to the ribcage, a fraction longer in body. Well bent stifles with a good width of thigh. Nicely boned limbs and tight feet. Moving a little close behind today but shows good drive. Presented with a good coat texture.

1783. Norfolk Terrier - Junior Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1ST 5169 - Watercroft Treacle Toffee (Mrs R Gee)

This 16 month old red bitch was certainly happy and outgoing. She is so feminine and has a typical profile when stood. Showing lovely balance and proportions. Her head is most appealing with a good width to the back skull and strength to the foreface. Good length of neck, deep in the brisket and well developed in fore chest. Well sprung ribs are carried well back, holding a firm and level topline with a well set on tail. Lovely free movement in profile, with good drive, not quite as tidy in her rear action as her winning kennel mate. Good jacket texture and presentation - RBB

1784. Norfolk Terrier - Post Graduate Bitch Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1ST 5184 - Watercroft Golden Spice (Mr D Walker)

A real pocket rocket, keen and alert 3 year old red bitch. Slightly smaller in stature, but very compact and sturdy in her outline. Feminine head, with a dark eye, ears a fraction larger but well placed. Good length of neck, and well developed forechest, deep in brisket and with well sprung ribs. Topline a little soft at times. Strong hindquarters with a good width of thigh, which were put to good use on the move, as she was true in her action and driving around the ring. Coat is of a good texture

1785. Norfolk Terrier - Open Bitch Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1ST 5167 - Watercroft in The Que (Mrs R Gee)

Very pleasing, full of fun and mischief, 2 year old red bitch. Thought her to be just right for size and balance. So typical in her outline, being compact in profile and harmonious in her proportions. She has an appealing head, of good proportions, neat ears and strength to the foreface. Sturdy and well built, with a good spring to the ribcage and holding a firm level topline both stood and on the move. Nicely angulated hindquarters and short hock to heel. Moving with reach and drive. Her coat is beautifully presented and of the correct texture. – BB & BOS

1786. Norfolk Terrier - Special Beginners Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

Very close decision between these bitches

1ST 5184 - Watercroft Golden Spice (Mr D Walker)

Repeat PGB

2ND 5177 - Tiggy of House Nash (Mrs R E Nash)

Very compact 5 year old B&T bitch, with a happy and alert demeanour. Much to like on this bitch and one I have seen previously, today felt she was not showing herself off to advantage. She has a balanced head, with a gentle but keen expression. Being well developed through the body, with a deep ribcage and good spring to the ribs. Short in the back but a little soft in her topline today. Presented in a good harsh jacket. Moving positively but not quite the drive of the winner