Critique for Open Show – November 2017

East Anglia Border Terrier Club Open Show Sunday 19th December 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee and members for inviting me to judge your club show. Thank you to the exhibitors for allowing me to judge your dogs and taking my decisions gracefully. I was pleased to find so many dogs presented in full double coat which showed in my main winners. Overall I was happy with the quality on the day.

 

Minor Puppy Dog 4 (0)
1st FISHERBLOOM KISS MY CLASS, Miss G Adams -6 month old dark grizzle and tan with a dark eye with thick ears and correct bite, good reach of neck leading into good well laid shoulders, nice neat feet with thick pads, good length of rib. Well set on tail and good angulations behind, excels in coat and pelt secured the class and RBPIS on his sound movement.
2nd ENEONITH MARBLES, Miss J Burrell – 7 month old grizzle and tan another nice puppy good otter like head, narrow throughout, lots of the same attributes as the first place dog, just not as settled on the move as 1st place today.

Puppy Dog 4 (0)
1st BRACKENFELL ROCK THE BOAT AT VANDAMERE, Mr S Pollit – Just 6 months old eye catching rich red dog who excels in breed type, stunning head with lovely expression, finer in bone to my minor puppy dog winner, shown in good coat with good pelt, just very unsettled on the move today which cost him a higher place in previous class, one I will watch with interest.
2ND FISHERBLOOM ALL EYEZ ON ME, Miss G Adams – 8 month old grizzle and tan, good strong head, shown in good double jacket with thick pelt, good length of rib moved better behind than in front.

Junior Dog 6 (0)
1st BLOWENCLOUD BUSY BEE JW, Mrs S J Ruth – Grizzle and Tan what a nice dog another I liked for breed type, lovely strong head with thick ears and correct bite, narrow front, good flat rib with good length, well angulated behind standing on neat feet with thick pads, shown in good double jacket with super pelt, he is easily spanned, moved out well pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog.
2nd TOJAMATT RHYTHAM N BLUES AT RAEDWULF, Mr M & Mrs VL Atkinson – Grizzle and Tan Dog of a handy size, good head with broad skull and short strong muzzle, alert dog, he had a good outline and lots to like shame he was unsettled on the move today.

Novice Dog 3 (0)
1st BLOWENCLOUD BUSY BEE JW, Mrs S J Ruth – please see 1st in junior dog
2nd FISHERBLOOM KISS MY CLASS, Miss G Adams –please see 1st in puppy dog

Post Graduate Dog 5 (2)
1st LYNSETT LEWIS, Mr P Armstrong – Blue and Tan dog with nice head and big teeth with correct bite, good reach of neck and shoulders, excellent coat and pelt with level topline standing on neat feet, moved well both ways.
2nd TYNEASTER SPECIAL AGENT AT RAEDWULF, Mr M & Mrs VL Atkinson – Nice for breed type with lovely strong head, a nice all round dog just preferred the length of rib of first.

Limit Dog 5(1)
1st ONTHILL ARAMIS, Mr R & Mrs A Ramus – Blue and Tan dog with nice head and expression with good big teeth and correct bite, easily spanned he has good length of rib, well set on tail. Moved true both ways, liked him for size.
2nd STOWTHORNEY MR TICKLE JW, Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green – Stunning head on his red dog with lovely expression and big teeth and correct bite, slightly bigger than first but lots to like on this typey dog, shame his coat had just gone over.

Open Dog 2 (0)
1st OXCROFT FREELANDER, Miss J Price – Blue and Tan dog with good typical head from this kennel, what a lovely dog to handle he comes to hand well. Good lay of shoulder with narrow front and good length of rib, shown in good double jacket, when he settled he moved out well.
2nd IR CH BARNBY CARAMEL WAFER AT BIMANDI JW SHCM, Mrs M J Holmes – Broad skull on this strong masculine dog, correct bite, shown in good double coat, just preferred length of rib on first.

Special Beginners Dog 1 (0)
1st MODANN WILSON, Mrs H Oconner – Blue and Tan dog still a pup nice stamp of dog. My notes say a good old fashioned border that is just maturing up, I’m sure he will mature nicely, I just hope he doesn’t grow on anymore.

Veteran Dog 6 (0)
1st ONTHILL SUPER TROUPER, Mr R & Mrs A Ramus – 8 year old Grizzle and Tan dog that I couldn’t take my eyes off from the moment he entered the ring, he is one I’ve admired in his youth and I was delighted he was not a disappointment to go over. He has a good typical head with big teeth and correct bite with neat ears, good reach of neck flowing into clean shoulders, narrow front and narrow throughout, easily spanned, good length of rib, shown and presented in the best of coats with excellent pelt. Well angulated behind, neat cat like feet, lovely carrot shape tail, he is beautifully put together which shows in his effortless movement around the ring. To top it off he was in fit hard condition not showing his age one bit, could not deny the super dog Best Dog and Best In Show.
2nd DANDYHOW DOUGLAS FIR, Mr T Wrenn & Miss K Langdon – 7 year old Blue and Tan dog, another nice veteran in his prime a good all round border, just carrying a little too much condition today.

 

Minor Puppy Bitch 5 (0)
1st FISHERBLOOM THAT’S WHAT I LIKE, Miss G Adams – 8 months old, eye catching puppy, lovely for breed type, stunning head and good bite with neat ears, just enough bone, nice length of rib, showed in lovely double jacket, moved out well.
2nd ONTHILL LA ROCK AT GRIZZLEDALE, Mrs M J Medhurst – 7 months old sweet puppy with lots to like, excellent coat and pelt, just preferred type and bone on first

Puppy Bitch 4 (0)
1st ONTHILL CRYSTAL ROCK, Mr R Ramus & Mrs A Ramus – 7months old Grizzle and Tan, another well-presented dog from this kennel, she has strong but femine head, with good thick neat ears, narrow front standing on neat tight feet, she excels in coat and pelt, moves out well for one so young, pleased to award her Best Puppy In Show.
2nd FISHERBLOOM THAT’S WHAT I LIKE, Miss G Adams – Please see 1st in minor puppy bitch

Junior Bitch 6 (2)
1st OAKYARD ON SONG, Mr J Parry – What a lovely type of bitch with stunning head with short strong muzzle , handy size, she comes to hand well, narrow throughout , good double coat and well set on tail. Moved around the ring with ease, I think this youngster will have a promising future.
2nd BOWENCLOUD THE BEE CHAMER, Mrs S J Ruth – Another typey bitch with lots to like but she just couldn’t match one on movement today.

Novice Bitch 6 (1)
1st RAGATAM STEP IN TIME, Miss T J Peacock – Blue and Tan bitch what a nice bitch to find in a novice class, what a show girl handled and turned out well, lovely head not overdone, good lay of shoulder with good length of rib. She has a nice outline with short carrot shape tail, she moves well once settled.
2nd BOWENCLOUD THE BEE CHAMER, Mrs S J Ruth – Please see 2nd in junior

Post Graduate Bitch 8 (1)
1st STOWTHORNEY CLAIRVOYANT, Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green – This bitch headed a lovely class, what an eye catching red bitch with beautiful head and dark eye and short strong muzzle with big teeth and correct bite. Narrow front with good rib, level topline, shown in correct double jacket moved well, close decision for best bitch, pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd GRIZZLEDALE FORGET ME NOT, Mrs M J Medhurst – Handy size bitch with nice head with good expression, narrow front shown in good coat. She moved better in front than behind today, presented well.

Limit Bitch 6 (3)
1st GLEBEHEATH MAIDEN NAME AT OAKYARD, Mr J Parry – What a lovely bitch in profile and lovely to go over. Beautiful feminine head with short strong muzzle dark eye and correct bite, nice for size, she has a good lay of shoulder and narrow front standing on neat cat like feet. Good length of flat rib, spanned with ease, shown in super double coat with thick pelt. She didn’t put a foot wrong on the move and was a pleasure to watch, I like her a lot, pleased to award her Best Bitch and Reserve Best In Show.
2nd FOXPAW REVELATION JW, Mr P & Mrs H Fulker – Another quality bitch, slightly finer in bone to first and coat a little soft today but lots to like.

Open Bitch 5(3)
1st BYREWICK VALENTINE, Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green – Blue and Tan bitch, what a coat and pelt on her one of the best on the day. Nice old fashioned stamp of bitch with typical head, sound on the move liked her a lot but unfortunately in the final line up she had lost her shine.
2nd BAILLIESWELLS STRONACHIE, Prof AS Milton – Smaller than first, nicely made with lots to like she would benefit her coat being tidier, when settles she moves out well.

Special Beginners Bitch 4(1)
1st FISHERBLOOM THAT’S WHAT I LIKE, Miss G Adams – Please see 1st in minor puppy bitch
2nd FISHERBLOOM SHE DEVIL, Mrs A Morgan – 3rd in novice bitch, broad skull with correct mouth, narrow front, shows signs of a good harsh coat coming through, moved ok.

Veteran Bitch 6( 4)
1st GAMEWAY CAPPUCCINO OF WITHERSHINS SHCM, Mr M J Day – 12 year old bitch not showing her age, nice all round border, but lacking coat today.
2nd AN CNOC OF BAILLIESWELLS, Prof A S Milton – 7 year old who was thoroughly enjoying her day, sweet head, narrow front, shown in good double coat, moved ok.

Stewart Golding (Beaconpike)