• Show Date: 08/06/2024
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Alison Broome Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 09/06/2024

Three Counties Agricultural Society

Breed: Scottish Terrier
Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge, to my lovely stewards for running the ring very efficiently and to the exhibitors for entering your Scotties. It was exciting to see so many very promising puppies entered and I look forward to seeing how they mature. I did note a couple of level bites which is something I think we need to be mindful of as it is not something we want creeping into the breed where the mouth is a key feature of their fitness for function. Puppy Dog (4, 0) 1. Kenny-Marriott & Marriott’s Millingford Blue Thunder. This 11 month-old caught my eye as soon as he walked in the ring. Lovely breed type with plenty of terrier spirit, he is masculine and balanced throughout with excellent bone, good depth, well sprung ribs for his age and ribs well. Moderate reach of neck with a well laid shoulder, flowed well into a level topline with a correct tail set. Head of good length and well proportioned with a dark eye, keen expression and correct ear set and shape. Presented in excellent condition and moved well all ways. BD, BP, BOB. 2. Redfern’s Eimahan’s Last Jedi. Another mature puppy at 10.5 months old. Long masculine head with a dark eye and ears well set. Low to the ground with good depth, bone and substance. Plenty of forechest and another with ribs well sprung for his age but preferred the length of loin and angulation of 1. Topline level in standing and on the move and tail set well. Typical naughty Scottie puppy with plenty of attitude but moved well when settled. RBD. Post Graduate Dog (1, 1) 1. Nixon’s Tout Nouveau Tout Beau Du Clan Des Petits Colonels Karmaristol JW. Stunning brindle colour and presented in excellent coat and condition which was reflected in his movement. Good length of head of correct width, would prefer a touch more length to the muzzle to improve balance. Dark almond-shaped eye with neat ear set and shape. Balanced angulation throughout, good width of chest with enough bone and level topline which he held on the move, would just like a slightly higher tail set. Open Dog (1, 1) 1. Norton’s Divadell’s Charging Bear. Another well-presented brindle dog, mature and in good coat of correct texture. Good length of head with balanced parallel planes, ears set well and a keen expression. Moderate reach of neck flowing well into a level topline. Short-backed with balanced angulation which was reflected in lovely movement in profile. Puppy Bitch (4, 2) 1. Kenny-Marriott & Marriott’s Millingford Out Of The Blue. Litter sister to the puppy dog winner and showing equal promise. Feminine without sacrificing substance and already free standing beautifully with tail carried well at all times. Pleasing head and expression. Well constructed front with plenty of forechest and good return of upper arm. Excellent bone and low to the ground, ribs well sprung and short backed with short loin. Moved well all ways with reach and drive reflecting her balanced moderate angulation. Preferred the topline on her litter brother on the day but I have no doubt she has a very bright future ahead of her. BB, BOS. 2. Redfern’s Eimahan’s A New Hope. Litter sister to 2nd in puppy dog, she also has plenty of bone and substance. Coat of good texture and well conditioned for her age. Slightly shorter in head than the winner but well proportioned with correct ear shape and a dark almond eye. Preferred with width throughout and length of loin of the winner but at 10.5 months she has plenty of time to mature. Typical naughty Scottie puppy but sympathetically handled and moved ok when settled. Post Graduate Bitch (1, 1) 1. Redfern’s Eimahans Leap Of Faith. Mature bitch of good breed type. Feminine head, well proportioned, with a lovely expression and good ear set and shape. Moderate reach of neck with a well laid shoulder flowing well into a level topline and correct tail set, ribs well sprung and good bone. Moderate angulation but would prefer a little bit more depth of chest. Moved well all ways. RBB. Veteran Bitch (1, 0) 1. Hill’s Skircoat Semibreve at Tahgmor. 8 year-old who seemed to be thoroughly enjoying her day out. Beautiful mature head with outstanding ear set and shape and a pleasing expression. Low to the ground and ribs well sprung with nice tight elbows and good bone. Level topline and correct tail set which was reflected on the move. A bit out of coat on the day but coat was of correct texture. BV.