Championship Show Critique – 8th April 2019

EAST ANGLIA BORDER TERRIER CLUB CHAMP SHOW 2019

I would like to express my thanks to the officers, committee and members for the invitation to judge their championship show. I enjoyed it very much.  Special thanks go to my two very able stewards who kept everything running smoothly for me.  I appreciated it.

There was a good selection of quality dogs and bitches for me to pick from.  Coats on the whole were pleasing.  As was size.  Temperament too, apart from one blip.  Some with winter noses, possibly more than I have noticed before.   A few with domed skulls which makes for an untypical head.   I felt that the depth of quality in the bitch classes outweighed the dogs.  Both the puppy bitch classes were a joy.  Some lovely pups having to go cardless.   Its very encouraging and surely bodes well for the breed.

I was very happy with my main winners.  It was a pleasure to award them their honours.

Thank you EABTC.

MPD (5 entries-1 absent)

1 Highams COMBERDOWN SOARING SPIRIT

Promising pup. Lovely head. Dark eye. Liked his reach of neck and good shoulders. Narrow all through. Neat feet, thick pads. Good coat with thick pelt. Moved well for age but very much a baby.

2 Mckays ACHOUFFE  MCKAYS FABLE

Loved his head and expression. He has a strong muzzle and spans well. In good coat with a thick loose pelt. Movement needs to settle.

3 Smalls HOWTHWAITE GENTIL DUKE AT TILMORAY

Rangy b& t . Narrow all through. Not so typical in head as 1 & 2. Longer in muzzle. Moved reasonably well .

PD (11-2)

1 Goldings VALICETARN  BLUE COSMOS BY BEACONPIKE

Excels in head with a short strong muzzle and large teeth. Neat ears. Just right for size and bone.  Straight front. Spans well. Slightly low tail set.  Moved very well  with drive from behind BDP.

2 Larners HAWCOAT SUPER TROOPER

Typy pup  Liked his head, strong muzzle and expression. Very good b & t coat. Neat feet. Carrot tail. Looks bigger than he is and is spannable. Moved well.

3 Medhursts GRIZZLEDALE KING OF WAR. JD (12 -2 )

Rangy pup. Spans well. Narrow all through. Head needs to develop. Longer in muzzle than 1 & 2. Moved reasonably well both ways.

JD (12 -2 )

 

1 Pinkhams BROADSMILL HORATIO NELSON

Excels in head with good dark eye and varminty  expression. Just right for bone. Good lay of shoulder and bend of stifle Small feet, thick pads. Moved with drive from behind.

2 Ramus DALLAS DHU BY ONTHILL

Pleasing head with short muzzle, large teeth. Has a keen dark eye. Excels in coat and pelt. In good condition and moved soundly both ways.

3 Aldis TORRYBURN SCHIEHALLON

PLEASING HEAD. Short, strong muzzle. Liked his topline and tailset. Spans well. Moved reasonably well. Short of coat today.

YD (12-2 )

1 Guvercins GLEBEHEATH JUST A GIGOLO

Typical in head. Short, strong muzzle, neat ears. Narrow all through. Ribbed well back. Spans well. Good topline and tailset. Harsh coat, thick pelt. Moved better in class than in challenge where he lost some of his drive

2 Duxburys RIDGEBOW TWO HOOTS

Another correct size dog. Slightly longer in muzzle to winner.  Narrow. Spans easily.  Ribbed well back. Has a really good harsh jacket with thick loose pelt.   Excellent rear angulation and moved with drive on tight feet.

3 Truss GAMEWAY MACAROON

Pleasing head. Good dark eye. Liked his arch of neck, topline and tailset. Spans well. In good coat. Moved out well with drive from behind.

PGD (3-0 )

A difficult class to judge. Temperament was not as it should be and dogs were placed accordingly.

1 Bradleys BREWBRADS TRICKY TRICKSTER

Racy b & t. Longer in muzzle than I like but had a keen dark eye . Moved steadily. Showed well.

2 Suttons BORDERGOLD RUDOLPH

Typical in head. Workmanlike coat. Neat feet. Moved better behind than in front. Not behaving for handler.

3 Singles BRACKENFELL BORN TO BE ALIVE

Typy border with strong head. Just failed in topline. Another not behaving for handler and movement difficult to assess.

MLD ( 6-0 )

1 Alpes CEDARHILL AUTHORISATION

Full of type. Lots to like. Not overdone. Pleasing head and expression. Good neck and shoulder placement. Narrow all through. Spans well. Kept his topline well on the move which he did effortlessly,

2 Pollits BRACKENFELL ROCK THE BOAT FOR VANDAMERE JW

Close up to 1. Strong head and muzzle. Nice reach of neck into good lay of shoulders. Also moved well. Just preferred topline of 1.

3 Armstrongs LYNSETT LEWIS

B & T with a really good coat with plenty of ticking. Pleasing head with a slightly long muzzle. Spans well. Neat feet, carrot tail. Thought he moved better behind than in front.

LD (6-0)

1 Andersons GLENBUCKET HIGHLAND LAD

Taller dog but so much to like. Pleasing head and expression. Good in neck and lay of shoulder. Spans well Narrow all through. Cracking coat and loose thick pelt. Just right for bone. Moved effortlessly round the ring which helped secure him RDCC

2 Baxters MYSULAN GOING SOLO.

Smaller type. Typical in head. Keen eye. Liked his neck, shoulder placement and rear angulation. He has a carrot tail and small cat like feet. Moved steadily.

3 Atkinsons TOJAMATT RHYTHM N BLUES AT RAEDWULF

Just right for size Pleasing head. Looked deep in chest but was spannable. Showed very well. Moved soundly.

OD  (8-2 )

1 Flemings CEDARHILL GHOST WRITER

Really liked this dog. So typical of the breed, Just right for size. Pleasing head with strong muzzle. Good lay of shoulder. Ribs carried well back. Strong loin. Narrow and spans well. Harsh coat with a thick loose pelt. Moved so well. Presented in lovely condition. A credit to his owner. DCC And BOB.

2 Dowcra’s CH BANDICOOT DOC MARTIN

Taller dog. Broad, flat skull Strong in muzzle. Spans well and is narrow all through. Straight front. Good rear angulation. Excellent coat and pelt. Moved well with drive from behind.

3 Clarks GAMEWAY MCVITIE JW

Neat dog. Not as strong in muzzle as first two in class but has a dark eye with keen expression. Spans easily. Cat like feet. Good topline and tailset. Held his topline well round the ring. Showed very well.

SBD ( 5-1 )

1 Burgess’s GRIZZLEDACE WAR CRY

Unplaced in strong puppy class. 11 months. Ok for size. Pleasing head. Narrow, Movement needs to settle in front. Showed well

2 Bradleys BREWBRADS TRICKY TRICKSTER

3 Kennedys MR EMERALD TEASE MURPHY

Unplaced in junior . Narrow. Decent coat. Dark eye with keen expression. Movement needs to settle.

VD ( 5-2 )

1 Fryers IRTON MORSE CODE JW

8 ½ yo.  Excels in head. Strong muzzle, large teeth. Good bone. Short of coat today. Moved steadily if a little wide in front. BV

2 Massens BRAMBLEGATE RAZZLE DAZZLE

7yo. In good condition. Pleasing head. Dark eye. Harsh jacket. Moved ok.

3 Hollingsbee’s CH OTTERWOOD AMEX JW ShCM

Lovely to see this 14 ½ yo enjoying his day out. No coat and carrying a little extra weight …but that’s allowed.

WORKING DOG

No entries

MPB (11-1 )

Lovely class

1 Bladens STINEVAL MEMPHIS TO EMBLEHOPE

What a little stunner . Oozes type.  Feminine head. Dark eye. Nice reach of neck going into good shoulders. Ribbed well back. Good rear angulation. Cat like feet. Carrot tail. Just needs to settle on the move but only 6 months.

2 Highams COMBERDOWN COLLEEN

Feminine pup with a pleasing head and dark eye. Narrow all through. Just right for bone. Straight front. Moved steadily for age.

3  Sansoms TARKASWELL WALTZIN’MATILDA

 

Another quality pup. So feminine. Lovely dark eye with a keen expression. Narrow throughout. Good topline. In good coat and pelt. Showed well .

PB ( 14-1 )

Another class full of quality

1 Masons VALICETARN VELVET

Litter sister to puppy dog winner.  Full of type with a lovely feminine head, short , strong muzzle . Neat ears and a dark eye. She has a good lay of shoulder and is narrow all through. Excellent coat and pelt. Neat feet, thick pads. Carrot tail completes the picture. Moved confidently BP.

2 Peacocks RAGATAM ESSENCE

Taller stamp of pup. Pleasing head. Nice arch of neck going into good shoulders. Very racy. Ribbed well back. Has a good bend of stifle. Good coat and pelt. Moved  and showed well.

3 Dowcra’s BANDICOOT AVENGER

Very smart. Feminine head. Narrow, Excellent coat and pelt. Neat feet. Moved and showed well.

JB (16-5)

1 Ramus ONTHILL DAYDREAMER

Pleasing feminine head. Straight front. Just right for bone. Neat feet. In good coat with a thick, loose pelt. Good topline held on the move. V nice bitch.

2 Baxters MYSULAN GO EASY

Not much to choose between 1 and 2. Quality b & t with a good coat and pelt. Feminine with a dark eye and keen expression. Excels in shoulder. Spans easily. Moved out nicely.

3 Richardsons KARISON KOPROSMA AT STAYNORWOOD

Fairly small bitch but lots to like. So typical. She has a good head with a strong muzzle. In good coat with a thick, loose pelt Moved and showed nicely.

YB (7-1 )

1 Goldings  BEACONPIKE RIVER SKY

Full of type. Nothing exaggerated. Has an appealing, feminine head with neat ears and a dark eye. In workmanlike jacket. Good topline and tailset held on the move completed a nice picture.

2 Heeleys THISTLEMEAD HARMONY JW

Feminine head. Short muzzle. Not as racy as 1.Held topline on the move. Strode out well.

3 Stamps GOXFELL REIVERS ROSE

Ok in head. Longer in muzzle than first two placings. Pleasing in shoulder and narrow all through. Moved steadily.

PGB (12-4 )

1 Phillips NANTOCH FIELD SKIPPER

Liked her head and expression. Neat bitch. Has a good lay of shoulder and spans easily. In decent jacket. Move ok.

2 Armstrongs CARRICKFARM MACEY

Tidy bitch with a pleasing head. Good in shoulder and narrow all through. Just short of coat. Moved steadily.

3 Drurys EVAJAYS TREASURE

Rangier type with a longer  muzzle. Has a dark eye. Good shoulders and ribbed well back. Decent coat and pelt. Moved ok.

MLB  (7-3 )

1 Miltons  BAILLIESWELLS STRONACHIE

Very feminine with a pleasing head and keen  expression. Narrow all through. Ribs carried well back. Moved well both ways and showed well.

2 Armstrongs CARRICKFARM MARA

Feminine with a keen expression. Not as strong in muzzle as 1. Presented in a lovely coat and condition Held her topline well on the move.

3 Ricks EMBLEHOPE BUTTERBALL AT LEYSH

VHC in yearling. Pleasing feminine head . Narrow. Short of coat. Moved well.

LB ( 8-3 )

1 Duxburys RIDGEBOW PENDLE WITCH

Such a smart b & t. Like her head and expression. Dark eye. Just right for size. Lovely arch of neck leading into good shoulders. Ribbed well back. Strong loin. Neat feet, carrot tail. Good harsh coat with thick pelt. Holds her topline so well on the move. Strode out so well round the ring. BCC. RBOB

2 Guvercins GLEBEHEATH FINGERS ON LIPS

Close decision between first two. Another quality bitch. Beautiful otter head. She has a short, strong muzzle with a keen expression. Straight front. Just right for size. Good topline and tailset. Excellent harsh coat with a thick, loose pelt. Moved well both ways and showed very well RBCC

3 Clarks GAMEWAY LOVE OF THE CHASE

Unlucky to meet 1  2 as this is another quality bitch. Feminine head. Nice lay of shoulders. Straight front.  Narrow all through. Good bend of stifle. She moved well both ways

OB ( 14-7 )

1 Bladens CH EMBLEHOPE DANCE AND DANCE JW

Lovely b & t. pleasing head with short , strong muzzle and a very keen expression. Spans well.  Carrot tail and neat feet.  Has such a good topline and tailset. Moved well both ways.  Showed well and is in lovely condition.

2 Moores CH BARDENFOX PUSSY GALORE JW.

Has a super head and expression. Short muzzle. Large teeth. Lovely arch of neck going into excellent shoulders. Well set on carrot tail. Good bend of stifle. Moved and showed well.

3 Ramus ARGENTAIL TITANIA BY ONTHILL

Very nice type Lovely head and expression. Really first class coat and pelt. Narrow. Not quite the bend of stifle of first two.

SBB ( 11-1 )

1 Ricks EMBLEHOPE BUTTERBALL AT LEYSH.

2 Armstrongs CARRICKFARM MACEY

3 Drury’s EVAJAYS TREASURE

VB  ( 7-3 )

1 Phillips CH NANTCOCH FFION JW  ShCM

8yo.  In very good order.  Feminine and has a pleasing head.  Spans well. In good coat and has a loose thick pelt.  Moved well

2 Yore’s SOUTHASH CHERRY BLISS AT SMURFSKI

9 ¾ yo.  Doesn’t look her age.  Feminine head Dark eye, keen expression.   Liked her size.  Narrow, In good condition.

3 Armstrongs CARRICKFARM MIKA Sh CM

10 ½ yo. Very fit bitch.  In good order.  Narrow and has a good coat and pelt.

Three nice veterans

Nancy Hogg (judge)