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BELFAST 16(Critique Below)
Judge's Critique Mr D Shields
Can I thank the officers & committee for their kind invitation to judge my first terrier group at championship show level. As always the hospitality in Northern Ireland was first class & this only added to a most enjoyable time.
G1 was Ir Ch Irisblu The Fiddler, Kerry Blue, stunning bitch who is of good size & is so beautifully balanced throughout. Best of heads with a good dark eye & the keenest of expressions. She has a good reach of neck set in well placed shoulders & stands on lovely legs & feet. Her body is short coupled with excellent depth, a firm topline & a well set tail. Strong rounded quarters complete the picture along with her free & powerful movement covering the ground with excellent reach & drive. Presented in superb order & is a credit to her owners.
G2 was Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me, Irish Terrier, another top class exhibit who pushed the winner close. She has a very typical outlook with a feminine appearance but has the substance the Standard asks for. Lovely head & eye with well set ears. Her front assembly is well made & she has the required depth of body along with strong well muscled hindquarters. Presentation on the day was second to none with an excellent harsh jacket put down to perfection. Moved soundly on a good stride.
G3 was Molru Alright Dave, Stafford, not the flashiest of breeds in the group line up but this dog was on his toes & was really up for it on the day. A very sound & honest young man of good size with excellent strength & substance throughout. He has a pleasing head & expression, a good straight front with a lovely depth of chest & well sprung ribs. His quarters are powerfully made & he uses them to advantage on the move. Very sound both fore & aft & he well deserved his place on the day.
G4 was Blomendal Jack Daniels at Nileda, Sealyham, an active & balanced dog who presents a very typical appearance. He is of a good size with lovely bone & substance and typifies the breed trait of a lot of dog in a small compass. Best of heads with the darkest of eyes. Very clean over the neck & shoulders, pleasing body with good depth & a level topline that he keeps on the move. His hindquarters are well rounded with a good bend of stifle. Very positive on the move with good reach & drive.
Group 1 IR CH IRISBLU THE FIDDLER Breed: Kerry Blue Terrier (MR H & MRS H QUIGG)
DARLINGTON 16 (Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE' CRITIQUE DARLINGTON 16
My sincere thanks to the officers & committee of Darlington for the invitation to judge the terrier group at their show. I shortlisted the Bedlington, Dandie Dinmont, WFT, Irish, Lakeland, Manchester, Parson Russell, Stafford & WHWT from the BOBs present, both Bull Terriers unfortunately couldn’t stay & the Cairn was a ‘no show’.
G1 the WFT, Am Ch Hampton Court’s Machida, he stood out for his spark & presence in the ring. Good length of head, nice dark eye with a well filled muzzle. Correct in front construction, short backed with a level topline & good depth. Strongly made hindquarters which are well angulated with his tail bang on top. Coat in first class condition & moved fluently around the ring.
G2 the Irish Terrier, Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me, appealed in head & expression with a correct ear set. Totally feminine throughout, pleasing in neck & shoulders with a straight front. Deep in body that is well balanced, well made hindquarters which she knows how to use, correct tailset & carriage. Good colour with a harsh well groomed coat, has that typical Irish attitude.
G3 the Lakeland, Saredon Enigma, very smart girl of lovely breed type. Balanced head that has strength without coarseness, good reach of neck with a correct front. Short well balanced body, good topline with well muscled hindquarters. Excellent true mover with a harsh well presented coat & well shown.
G4 the Dandie Dinmont, Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit, have shortlisted before & this time was spot on. Has a very typical head with that look in the eyes which you can’t ignore. Very balanced in body having length, strength & low to ground. Ribs well sprung, correct topline that has no exaggeration to it. Well made hindquarters & she moved around the ring so soundly. In good coat & presentation.
Judge: Mr D Winsley
1 MALZONI Mr V Am Ch Hampton Court's Machida
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S cRITIQUE
Thank you to the officers & committee for inviting me to judge. The group included many excellent terriers.
G1 from NSC was the Wire Fox Terrier, Am Ch Hampton Court’s Machida, masculine dog, super ring presence, excellent mover & full of character, lovely head & ears, well angulated fore & aft, very good body, topline & tailset. Well put down, good coat texture.
G2 was the WHWT, Dashing Devil’s La Diva, beautifully feminine Westie with character & attitude. Excellent head & expression, firm body, in good coat, moved very well.
G3 was the Norwich, Ragus Jump The Gun, very typy Norwich, good head, alert expression, in excellent coat, moved out well,
G4 was the Skye, Ch Brakemill Barnum, very nice Skye. Good ears & expression. Long level topline, good coat, good mover.
1 MALZONI Mr V Am Ch Hampton Court's Machida
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM 16(Critique Below)
I would like to thank the officers and committee of this prestigious and well run show for the invitation to judge the Terrier Group.
Judge: Mr R Crooks
1 CASSIN Miss F Balboa Saladin
BIS SKC AUGUST 16(Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE SKC & BEST IN SHOW (Critique)
I want to thank the SKC for inviting me to judge all the group & BIS at their very well run show. If we had a competition among the best run shows in the UK, it would be hard to find one to beat the SKC. Many years ago I was told by Catherine Sutton that the most important part of any show was to get it finished. Most exhibitors has a long way home & they want to get on their way asap. On Sunday the guys in Edinburgh got the show finished by 5.30pm with four groups to judge, which is a great achievement.
BIS was the WHWT, Burneze Our Marnie & RBIS was the Bulldog, Ch Sealaville He’s Tyler.
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE
I pulled out the Border Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Irish Terrier, Parson Russel, Scottish Terrier, Skye & WHWT.
G1 this show belonged to the WHWT, Burneze Our Marnie, this beautiful bitch has got it all. She is a fabulous showdog, but she is more than that; she is also a fabulous WHWT who behaves like she owns the word. It was no doubt in her mind about her being the best & with arrogant self-confidence she sent this message to the judge. Not only is this dog exceptional, the owner is just as professional as her dog. Marnie looked great on Saturday, but she had been to ‘Vidal Sassoon’ overnight & the little star looked even more amazing on Sunday. Miss Burns had obviously felt that victory was within sight & spent hours making Marnie look perfect for Sunday. She stood & moved like a mannequin & she brought tears to my eyes. I was told this 13 month old star was the full sister of the Crufts BIS winner & that she already has clocked up five CCs. We do for sure have some exceptional breeders in the UK. BIS.
G2 the great Skye, Salena Silver Sapphire, I loved her balance & outline. She is very typical for her breed, has a nice head & moves very soundly keeping her topline at all time. An impressive bitch, which unfortunately was missing the enthusiasm of the winner.
G3 the Irish Terrier, Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me, once again a quality bitch of excellent type. She is well angulated both ends & exceptionally well handled, but the topline let her down on occasions & that is why she was placed third.
G4 the Scottish Terrier, Ch Stuane King’s Sword, he is a strong low set dog with & excellent front which fills out very well. His elbows are well tucked in. He moved well & I liked him a lot, but I would have preferred his head to be stretched out a bit more. This would have made his scull a little leaner
Judge: Mr K S Wilberg (Kanix)
1. BURNS, Miss M & BURNS Mrs A Burneze Our Marnie
WELSH KENNEL CLUB 16
Judge: Dr Goran Bodegard
1 VICKERS Ms J & J Eskwyre Pistol Pete
BOURNEMOUTH 16(Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE BOURNEMOUTH 16
I was honored to be invited to judge the Group at this year’s show and my thanks go to the officers and committee for their excellent hospitality and making my day most enjoyable.
Only the Bull Terrier and Bedlington were absent from the 14 Terrier breeds scheduled. I was pleased with the overall quality and standard of the group. For my short list I selected the Cairn, Pendley Vivien, Cesky, Ashleyheath’s, Black Thunder, Dandie, Ch. Cassencarrie Top Marks, Manchester, Ch. Digelsa Declaration, Norfolk, Strathinver Sea The Stars, Soft Coated Wheaten, Northridge Gotan Go and the Westie, Burneze Our Marnie for further consideration.
G1. Carter & Harrison, Ch Digelsa Declaration Manchester, a soundly made elegant dog full of quality and breed type, with nothing to hide, who on entering the ring shouted look at me and did not stop showing. Lovely head, eye and ears, good soundly made quarters fore and aft, well-made body, moved true with reaching forequarters and driving hindquarters
G2. Burns, Burneze Our Marnie, Westie, an attractive well balance quality bitch with good outline, good head well carried on good neck and shoulders, good dark expressive eye, compact well-made body, good tail and carriage. Moved with style and drive.
G3. Newton, Strathinver Sea The Stars, Norfolk, a smart showy dog, nicely made, compact, well balanced, good head and type. A good showman who moves well.
G4. Thoburn, Northridge, Gotan Go, Soft Coated Wheaten, a smart well-made dog with good outline, well presented and handled. Good head, good quarters fore and aft, good ribs and body, short coupled, good coat and texture. Moved freely from good driving quarters.
Judge: Mr P Bakewell
1: CARTER, Mr K & HARRISON Ms C Ch Digelsa Declaration
PAIGNTON 16(Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE PAIGNTON 16
G1 Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, Norfolk T, bitch, wonderful bitch of the highest quality, won group with a bit in hand, excellent head & ear carriage, true front, straight legs, ideal size, topline the same on the move as standing, her movement is the best I have seen for a long time fore & aft, immaculate condition, showing all the time, well done.
G2 Ch Marlablue In A Twirl, Manchester T, bitch, feminine bitch, lovely head & ears, good topline, I loved her size, moved & showed really well.
G3 Anjofra Mad About Me, Cairn T, bitch, very good headpiece, naturally presented, very good topline, moved & showed well.
G4 Ch Torum's Cairo Fred, Kerry Blue, dog, good head & ears, well balanced dog, stood four square, showing well & moved OK.
1 JENKINS Miss D Ch Kinsridge Top Tip
Judge: Mrs E Cartledge
1 BURNS, Miss M & BURNS Mrs A Burneze Billie On Air
EAST OF ENGLAND 16(Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE EAST OF ENGLAND 16
I should like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge the terrier group, & for the wonderful friendliness & hospitality shown to me during the day.
I had a marvellous selection of 19 very good terriers to go over, shortlisted eight & awarded the group winner award to
G1 was Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me, a beautiful Irish Terrier bitch, well proportioned head, correct eye & expression, excellent angulation, in shoulder which was reflected in the quarters, deep chest, good tuck up, not exaggerated in any department, moved soundly on good feet & legs, harsh jacket perfectly presented.
G2 was Belleville Just For Effect, typically a busy alert Norwich Terrier, shown in full red jacket, head construction pleasing, correct eye & expression, body proportions & general size just right, moving well round the ring on good legs & beautifully padded feet.
G3 was Salena The Magnificent One, eyecatching male Skye Terrier, beautifully constructed, attractive well proportioned head, good neck, well boned with good legs & feet, in excellent coat, looking a picture on the move in profile.
G4 was Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson, very typy SCWT, nothing exaggerated about this dog, well constructed & balanced all through, moved soundly & truly, shown in good nick, well handled to highlight his qualities.
Judge: Mrs E Needham
1 AM CH IRVONHILL LEAVE IT TO ME Breed: Irish Terrier
WINDSOR 16(Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE WINDSOR 16
First, I would like to thank the committee and officers of the Windsor championship dog show society for a most enjoyable day. This show is in one of the most wonderful settings.
I shortlisted the Dandie Dinmont, Kerry Blue, Manchester, Stafford, Bedlington, Irish, Welsh & WHWT.
After further consideration I selected for G1 Ch Sharnor High I’m Viktor at Kierlander, Bedlington, a top class exhibit who never put a foot wrong, excellent head with pleasing expression. Lovely outline at all times, good neck & shoulders with well placed front, deep brisket & correct topline & tuck up, muscular quarters & in the best of condition. Nice size & a pleasure to see his movement.
G2 was US Irvonhill Leave It To Me, Irish Terrier, scores in head, eye & expression, well carried ears with excellent shoulders, clean & well laid back. Correct feet, chest deep, nice arch over loins with good quarters, enough turn of stifle, moved parallel & shown in good coat & condition.
G3 was Eskwyre Pistol Pete, Welsh Terrier, shown in beautiful coat & condition. Good head, eyes small & dark, excellent neck & shoulders, short in back, good in body & tail on top, strong quarters & good turn of stifle, moved out with purpose.
G4 was Ch Tomlyndon Eager Ernest, WHWT, super headed dog with piercing dark eye, small ears, carried well, nice reach of neck, good front, compact body, level topline, shown in good order, moved extremely well with best of tail carriage.
Judge: Mr Andrew Westwood
1 KIERNAN Mr P Ch Sharnor High I'm Viktor At Kierlander
Judge's Critique Miss Jean Lanning
It was lovely to be back at Blackpool Championship Show again, & see for the first time their new extensive show site. As usual, hospitality second to none. For most of us a very memorable weekend, falling at the same time as the European Referendum for it seemed to be the main topic of conversation for most of the show. Really rare, to be at a dog show, & find people are able to talk about something else, other than the politics of the dog game.
I thoroughly enjoyed judging this quality group. However, I was surprised to find a couple appeared to be shy, for surely one does not expect this of a BOB terrier? Several classy youngsters, with a few more months on them, will be making for hot competition.
My first cut were dogs I wished to see move for the second time. In the end it was four great dogs that came into the last four.
G1 the Skye, Ch Salena The Special One, winning the breed record today I hear. Well known to so many of us who recall his great Crufts group win not so long back. Of course he shouts breed type. A real aristocrat as he moved round the ring with such style & command. His collected ideal movement is there for all to see. One of the great dogs of our time.
G2 the Bedlington, Ch Sharnor High I’m Viktor at Kierlander, a breed which has a characteristic movement & texture coat of its own, which makes it rather special. This one comes pretty close to the ideal Standard & I understand has already notched up a mass of ‘ big green cards.
G3 the Irish Terrier, Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me, I had the advantage of training in an Irish Terrier kennel when I first left school & I like to think I am able to appreciate a good ‘Mick’. This one is certainly out the top drawer. Important to have the racy look & not so short coupled as some terrier breeds. Excellent head & eye & harsh crispy jacket trimmed ‘finger & thumb’ to perfection as one always expects from this kennel.
G4 the Scottish Terrier, Ch Stuane Kings Sword, another presented in A1 order. Excellent coat, so well balanced & a treat on the move. These dogs were a joy to judge. Interesting to note all four breeds have a long history in that they are indigenous breeds of these Islands & over many decades, have changed very little & kept their type true.
Group 1 CH SALENA THE SPECIAL ONE Breed: Skye Terrier
BORDER UNION 16
Judge's Critique Mr Paul Eardley
Thank you to the Border Union Agricultural Society for the kind invitation to judge the terrier group & the terrier puppy group. A very hospitable welcome awaited me & I thoroughly enjoyed the appointment.
In the group I made a cut of 8 which included the beautifully headed Dandie with her super crisp jacket; the Skye who had a correct straight well prepared coat & a lovely headpiece; the Westie who was on his toes with a super harsh jacket; & the Manchester from NSC who was in lovely hard condition with a good head & moving soundly.
G1 was the Norfolk, Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, who was in cracking form. She is a non stop showgirl which is not always easy in this breed. So typy & feminine. She has a lovely short body & super head & when she moves she is proof that you can combine those proportions with lovely fluid ground covering movement. My top tip is watch her profile movement where she absolutely defies the opposition.
G2 was the Lakeland, Mieths Toby, caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring & did not disappoint on the table. Lovely headed boy, super body & condition, beautifully prepared & handled to get the best out of him. He moved well in all directions, tail on top & was on his toes.
G3 the Norwich Terrier, Ch Ragus Hand In Glove, no stranger to top honours & another show boy who puts all in, lovely head, great jacket & really drives from the rear. Super outline standing & moving.
G4 the Bedlington, Ch Honeymist Posh Dreamz, possesses a lovely outline both standing & moving & she was presented in tip top condition. Her gait was so typical of the breed with the correct front for a Bedlington. Feminine head without losing any strength. Lovely.
Group 1 CH KINSRIDGE TOP TIP Breed: Norfolk Terrier
THREE COUNTIES 16(Critique Below)
I would like to thank the society for inviting me to judge the terrier group & to the other judges who sent good quality dogs through to the group.
I selected 8, the SCWT, Irish, Bedlington, Stafford, Norwich, Australian, Manchester & Westie. All good representatives of their breeds.
G1 was the SCWT, Ch Silkcroft Colour Of Magic, impressed me for her quality & type, correct head planes with lovely neck & front. Correct body with short coupling, well angulated quarters with good short strong hocks which she uses, super coat & colour, used the ring to her advantage, impressive side gait, handled & put down professionally, pleased to have awarded her her first group.
G2 the Irish Terrier, US Irvonhill Leave It To Me, very close second, top quality Irish, correct size, super head & expression, beautiful neck & shoulders with clean front with correct bone for size, good deep chest, correct length of body with good firm topline, excellent quarters with correct angulation, in very hard condition with super coat, sound back & forth.
G3 the Australian Terrier, Silhill Red Crackle, top quality as one would expect from this kennel, correct breed type & size, correct long head with flat skull, powerful muzzle with correct length to skull, good dark eye giving good expression, good length of neck going into well laid shoulders, clean in front, well sprung ribs, strong topline & good tailset, really moves from behind, could have gone higher, would have like to have seen him with a bit more coat. A good example of the breed.
G4 the Manchester Terrier, Ch Digelsa Declaration, Standard says compact, elegant & sound with substance, this dog carries it all, in tip top order, handled as always to perfection, impressive.
Judge: Mr M P Phillips
1: SATHERLEY Mrs C L & Mr C W Ch Silkcroft Colour Of Magic Sh.CM
Former Kennel Club Chairman Steve Dean Is No Longer A Trustee Of The Kennel Club. It Has Been Announced That He Has ‘Relinquished’ The Role, Which In Turn Means He Is No Longer A General Committee member. Dean Is The Former Kennel Club Chairman Who Presided Over The Disastrous Vet Checks Fiasco And The Shameful Kennel Club Policy Of A Professional Handler Judging Best In Show At Crufts 2013. We Are Well Rid Of The Dummy Who Was Controlled By A Puppeteer Ventriloquist.
SOUTHERN COUNTIES 16
Judge: Espen Engh DVM [Norway]
1: INT/NORDIC CH SWEEPING THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL WW-15 [ATC AR00698SWE] Breed: Border Terrier (MS E WINBERG)
Judge: Mr R Allen Judge's Critique
Sincere thanks to the officers & committee of Bath Canine Society for inviting me to judge my first terrier group.
As we have all come to expect, from this well run show, the grounds were in immaculate condition. The rings are level & the grass is of bowling green standard.
The quality of the group was very high & some top quality exhibits didn't make the shortcut. I short listed 8 for further consideration & the four that just missed out on a place were the Cairn, Irish, Skye & WHWT.
For the winner of the group I chose the Scottish Terrier, Am Ch Mcvans Flash Gordon, an outstanding dog who came into the ring full of his own self importance. He was a joy to go over on the table with a clean skull, strong muzzle & well set ears that he used all the time. He is very clean through the neck & shoulders & stands on lovely legs & feet. He was in excellent body, that is low slung & his topline & tailset were perfection. He has well muscled hindquarters that really powered him around the ring. His handler had him in excellent trim & condition & he put on a great performance. To top it all off was his movement, both on the out & back & in profile. He was footfall perfect & a very worthy winner of this strong group.
G2 was the Bedlington, Ch Sharnor High I'm Viktor at Kierlander, a well known dog that was in immaculate condition. He carriers a lovely head & expression, correct front, excellent legs & feet & his movement was spot on. He was handled to advantage & put on a top performance.
G3 was the Norwich, Ch Ragus Hand In Glove, all male who has an excellent head & expression. He stands on the best of legs & feet & his movement was text book. He was in excellent show trim & very cleverly handled. He put up a very good performance & well deserved his place.
G4 was the Stafford, Bultery Magic Potion at Pantycelyn, a top class bitch that has a lovely head & ears. Not overdone at all. Excellent front & just right for body. Well muscled & her movement was excellent. Handled to get the best out of her & I feel that she will do a lot more winning.
1: HUBER, Ms V & KROLEWSKI Mr M Am Ch Mcvans Flash Gordan
Judge's Critique Mr C Powell (Bowtman)
The Terrier Group was a strong one and full of quality exhibits, it was a close decision between the placing and one that could be reversed on another occasion.
1st FALLON, CH Janeyjimjams Jenson JW Sh.CM. D, S.C.W.T. One I have watched with interest from his very first show, and glad I finally had a chance to judge him in the group and was not disappointed.
1: FALLON Mrs A & Mr M Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson JW Sh.CM
BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL 16
Judge: Mr Luis Pinto Teixeira
1: CRAWLEY, Mrs L & ODDIE Mr M Ch Ragus Hand In Glove
Judge: Mrs L Crawley
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE WELKS 16
Many thanks to the hardworking ladies running this friendly show, such a shame that the wind was so bitterly cold every time the sun went into hiding. I shortlisted six: WHWT still only a puppy, WFT, Manchester, Irish, Norfolk & Bedlington. Unusually three of the top spots went to bitches.
G1 was Ch Honeymist Posh Dreamz, Bedlington, typical for outline & a real terrier expression, looks great standing, very smart bitch, beautifully presented, won her place on her type & steady balanced calm performance on the move.
G2 was Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, Norfolk, one I have judged before & given top awards to, pretty girl with good head, short back topped with a hard coat, nice size & balanced, tried hard for the top spot but would not settle, I know she can move true with good extension, just didn’t do it today.
G3 was Ch/Am Ch Ironhill Leave It To Me, Irish, attractive, stylish & typical, excellent coat & condition, well muscled with true Irish appeal. Unlike the Norfolk a bit lack lustre in performance I felt & on the last move lost her topline at times, for all that a good one of the breed & does appeal, can’t be overlooked.
G4 was Ch Digelsa Declaration, Manchester, handsome masculine boy, full of quality, appealed for his lovely type & overall balance, probably moved best of all on the day & pushed the Irish hard. This is a breed which does not instantly catch the eye like some but this really good one demands your attention & got it from me.
GROUP 1 CH HONEYMIST POSH DREAMZ Breed: Bedlington Terrier (MRS S DAVIES)
NATIONAL TERRIER 16
Judge: Mr P Green (Greenfield)
1: MUNTER, Mr R & UITERWIJK, Mrs D & MALZONI JR - Ch Kingarthur Van Foliny Home - FOX TERRIER (WIRE) - Dog
SUBSERVIANCE ON A GRAND SCALE
Why is it that almost every person who judges at Crufts starts their preamble with; "It was an honour and a privilege to be invited to judge at Crufts." They have all got it massively wrong. The honour and privilege is down to the Kennel Club. What support financially or otherwise does the KC give to anyone who is making their way up the judging ladder? Answer, NONE. Judges learn their job over many years traveling throughout the UK costing them many thousands of pounds to gain the necessary experience and the required class numbers, not forgetting Seminars too. it is utter bullshit doffing the cap to the Kennel Club. The KC wouldn't have a show without the judges. They [KC] earn hundreds of thousands from it. What does a judge get for their expertise? A luncheon voucher and a tin badge with KC on it and expenses if you are lucky! All this goes on whilst the KC officials and a select few are put up in the best hotels at the NEC; it's called "The Gravy Train"
CRUFTS BEST IN SHOW 2016 (Critique Below)
BEST IN SHOW JUDGE'S CRITIQUE CRUFTS 16
Well, where to start. To say this was my appointment of a lifetime is a complete understatement. It was incredible. So many people to thank, firstly Gerald King & his Crufts committee for the invitation, Tom Mather my escort, ‘the Three Musketeers’, Caroline Kisco, Rosemary Smart & ‘Wonder Woman’ Vanessa McAlpine, my two valets – Simon Luxmoore & Maurice Cooke & members of both the General & Crufts committees who were all so kind to me over the four days.
Now to the dogs, from day 1 was the utility group winner Ch Longdales Jen You Win, German Spitz Klein, also from day 1 the Pekingese, Ch Yakee Ooh Ah Cantona; from day 2, the Gordon Setter, Sh Ch Lourdace Fulcrum; from day 3, the Bouvier, Ch Lispark Lord Of The Rings & the Border Collie, Int Ch Simaro Cold As Ice; & from the last day the WHWT, Ch Burneze Geordie Girl & the Whippet, Ch Nothing Compares To You at Crosscrop.
My choice for BIS at the 125th Crufts anniversary show was the Westie, Ch Burneze Geordie Girl, a total star. Super head & ears, with lovely dark eyes, strong jaw & typical expression, good neck, shoulder & immaculate front & feet, well ribbed with just the right amount of weight, strong in rear & topline with lovely set on. Hard coat, expertly trimmed & presented, super pigmentation, she even had black nails! She has all the style in the world & a look of feminine greatness about her, she defied me to find something to beat her & I couldn’t! At only 20 months, she must have a serious future ahead of her. She just stole my heart.
For RBIS I chose the fawn Whippet bitch, Ch Nothing Compares To You at Crosscrop, so smart & curvaceous, very pleasing in head & neck, straight front & good feet, lovely to go over on the table she has beautiful balance all through, fine coated & in gleaming condition when moved at a sensible pace showed both soundness with reach & drive, very appealing showgirl.
BIS JUDGE DEREK SMITH
CRUFTS TERRIER GROUP 2016 (Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE CRUFTS 16
A wonderful honour to be invited to judge the terrier group at the world’s most famous & prestigious dog show, & even more so for a non-British judge! To say that I had been looking forward to my appointment is an understatement & the experience proved to be as exciting as I had hoped. My sincere thanks to the committee for the invitation & for outstanding hospitality & first class organisation.
I was fortunate to have a strong group made up by excellent representatives of their breeds sent forward by the breed judges to whom go my thanks. After initial examination I shortlisted eight breeds for further consideration, all splendid examples of their breeds, & they were the WHWT, Border Terrier, Kerry Blue, Norfolk, Norwich, WFT, Sealyham & the Irish Terrier.
After moving the dogs once again individually, one of these top class terriers shone brighter & emerged the ultimate winner.
It gave me great pleasure to award the breathtakingly beautiful WHWT, Ch Burneze Geordie Girl, the top spot. I found her quite wonderful in every way & she is a model of the breed combing all the breed requirements coupled with outstanding movement, temperament & first class presentation. Her overall quality & extra dimension of style made her simply irresistible & I feel privileged to have judged what is possibly the best WHWT that I have ever seen. She put on a flawless performance in true Diehard spirit taking it all in her stride & I was overjoyed to see this wonderful little bitch win BIS later in the evening. Congratulations on a superb win!
In the second spot I chose another top class dog, the Border Terrier, Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach, looking his very best presented in first class order & moving & showing faultlessly. Masculine otter head, good eye & expression, sound front & typical racy hindquarters, ideal overall proportions, excellent tail, good thick pelt & the very best of coats. I liked him very much indeed & felt he was a worthy runner-up in this group.
The Kerry Blue, Ir Ch Irishblu Jack Of Diamonds, was my choice for the third placing. He caught my eye immediately with his true terrier spirit & vivacity as he entered the main ring. He handles beautifully & has a long punishing head with good eyes & ears, sound forehand, good spring of rib, excellent quarters & set-on of tail. His navy blue coat is of excellent texture, not seen as frequently as one would like. His powerful quarters & great terrier appeal demonstrated on the move gave him a credible third placing here, a very good dog indeed.
The delightful little Norfolk, Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, is an old favourite of mine & she was looking as good as ever here today. She is of lovely type & correct for size & overall make & shape, very good head, ears & expression, sound front & rear, excellent jacket in pristine condition & what a mover she is! She never stopped showing demonstrating terrier character at its best. Tail carriage just let her down a little, but a lovely bitch indeed overall.
DAN ERICSSON (Sweden)
1:CH BURNEZE GEORDIE GIRL
2: Ch Meadowlake Dark Side Of The Moon, Border
THE KENNEL CLUB HAS TWO LISTS FOR LOW REGISTRATIONS.
There are 29 vulnerable breeds; the Otterhound has the lowest number of registrations with only 34 in 2015. It is followed by the Skye Terrier, Sussex Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Irish Red and White Setter, Curly-coated Retriever, Bloodhound, Smooth Collie, English Toy Terrier, Glen of Imaal, Lancashire Heeler, Dandie Dinmont, Sealyham, Cardigan Corgi, Kerry Blue, Irish Water Spaniel, Norwich Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, King Charles Spaniel, Mastiff, Lakeland Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Clumber Spaniel, Gordon Setter, Deerhound, English Setter, Irish Terrier and Irish Wolfhound.
There are seven breeds on the At Watch list – Bearded Collie, Welsh Springer, Pembroke, Welsh Terrier, Bedlington, Parson Russell Terrier and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
CRUFTS ENTRIES 16
Manchester 16 Critique Below
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE MANCHESTER 16
A sincere thank you and appreciation to the Committee and Officers of Manchester Dog Show Society for inviting me to judge the Terrier Group at their well run, efficient and friendly Show. The hospitality and atmosphere was first class and only matched by the quality of the Best of Breeds sent forward by the respective Breed Judges, the final short list exuded quality and breed type and it was a real pleasure going each one, I only wish I had more cards to distribute.
My final cut comprised nine breeds, as well as the four principal winners, I also shortlisted for further consideration, the Bedlington, Kierrnan’s Ch Sharnor High I’m Vicktor at Kierlander, the Dandie Dinmont, Milton’s Ch Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit JW, the Wire Fox Terrier, De Munter , Utterwuk and Malzoni’s Ch Kingarthur Von Foliny Home, the Kerry Blue, Ramsay’s Torums Cairo Fred and the West Higland White, Burn’s Ch Burneze Geordie Girl.
Judge: Mr Max King
1: HALL & ELLIS Messrs C & L Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE BOSTON 16
A full complement of 18 terriers entered the ring for my appraisal & after going over & moving all I chose 10 for further consideration. The quality being very good & again I was spoilt for choice, these included but not quite making the final six, the Dandie Dinmont, with her lovely distinctive head & body type; the keen compact Norwich Terrier with the bone & substance; the lovely workmanlike Parson Russell girl of balance & an active outline; the WHWT, a strongly built girl, small & active presenting that desired compact shape & lovely expression in head.
In the final 6 were the special young 11 months Australian Terrier lad of quality in type, head, earset & expression, already building well in body & great on side action, I look forward to watching his development; also in but not quite making the final 4 was the Border Terrier bitch of good working ability, easily spannable with the build to do the work & agile enough to follow the horse, she’s typical in head, she has the earset, bite & jaw, she has the neck & body, is racy in the hindquarters & accurate in movement.
From these 6 I found my group winner today in the compact, balanced & short coupled SCWT, Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson, shown in a coat of the right colour & with soft waves, he is powerful with the length of skull & muzzle, strong jaw & big teeth, he has a good earset & flows through the strong neck into well laid shoulders, he has the front, compact body & strong muscled rearquarters, he moves on good feet & carries the tail, he has the reach in front & drive behind to take this strong group.
G2 was the exciting Irish Terrier, Am Ch Irvonhill Leave It To Me, this lady has all the attributes, she’s active with a lively & wiry appearance, I liked the head, good length of skull, strong jaw & muzzle power, well shaped ears & a dark eye, she has the neck, front & topline, she has the balance at the rear with good chest depth & well sprung ribs, she is building well into her racy outline & was moving with the true front & rear action, she has the harsh, wiry coat desired & muscletone building up, she was handled with skill providing the performance to take this place.
G3 went to the smart, alert SFT, Zetamaz Gerard Depardieu, a youngster on the tiptoe of expectation, developing well with his short backed appearance, head of good type, length & shape, dark eye & good ear shape, has good through chest & body with a strong topline & a muscled loin, good feet & strongly muscled rearquarters, he was going well on the move & pushing for a higher placement.
G4 was the impressive, strong & well set Scottish Terrier, Ch Stuane Kings Sword, he has the build in front with the bone & is short legged, he has the length & strength in his typical headpiece, good skull, muzzle, jaw & black nose with a dark eye & alert earset, he’s muscular throughout & has a level topline, well set tail & he can move with the smooth free & easy gaited action, well presented in lovely condition with his harsh dense & wiry coat, he was in good coordination with handler to take this spot in the group.
Judge: Mr Jeff Luscot
GROUP 1 CH JANEYJIMJAMS JENSON JW SHCM Breed: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (MRS A & MR M FALLON)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE LKA 15
As usual, the ladies of this hugely respected Association put on yet another wonderful show & I convey my sincere thanks for the welcome & kindness shown to me during my sojourn to the NEC. The organisation was superb, everything seemed to run like clockwork & I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.
This was a very strong group & to make it into my final 8 was an achievement in itself. Included in that list were the Irish Terrier, Ch Lakeridge Cahal; Kerry Blue, Ch Kebulak Lady Killer; the lovely young Lakeland, Nujax Dizzie Rascal; & the ever attentive Norwich, Ch Ragus Hand In Glove, each of which added to the quality of the line-up.
G4 was the SFT, Ch Glendrattera Suzi Kew, I have admired this charmer before & on the table she looks so stunning. Wonderful outline, short backed, so clean in shoulders with a gun barrel front in action, tailset bang on & she was in superb coat. I love her head & expression & have watched her play up on the move, but today she really looked the part & deservedly won this placing.
G3 was the Scottish Terrier, the young Ch Stuane King’s Sword, great to handle on the table, stunning head, foreface, the darkest of eyes, well set neck, big ribcage with heavily boned forelegs so short coupled & with well developed upper thighs. Immaculate in jacket presentation & he moved out soundly. One has to be hypercritical at this level & I felt he could just have had a shade more tip toe of expectation fire about him on the move.
G2 had to be the Border Terrier, Ch Brackenfall Bok To Bach, first time I have had the pleasure of judging him & it is easy to see why he has won so very much. A real class item, great headpiece, so well constructed, spotless in presentation & very sound out & back then even striding in profile. When push came to shove I felt that, like the Scottie, he could just have had that shade more animation, but his classiness is there for all to see.
G1 was a totally new face to me in the quite beautiful Bedlington, Ch Sharnor High I’m Viktor at Kierlander, I was smitten by him the moment he entered the ring. Incredible presentation, like a photograph that has been air brushed! His composure as he circled the ring with that so light springy action, holding his outline so well, the whole shape seeming to be comprised of complimentary curves. The result is refinement with power & his movement was almost magnetic – light, rhythmic & so breed typical. His head is a joy, a real pear shape, beautiful eyes & ears such a long neck which he uses so well to convey an almost aristocratic demeanour. Today was his day & I was delighted to have him as my winner.
1 KIERNAN Mr P Ch Sharnor High I'm Viktor at Kierlander
MIDLAND COUNTIES 15(Critique Below)
ANDREW BRACE JUDGE MIDLAND COUNTIES 15
On the final day I began with the terrier group & had a shortlist of the Bedlington, Miniature Bull Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Irish, Norfolk, Norwich, SCWT, Stafford & WHWT.
From the start the Irish male, Ch Lakeridge Cahal, was the one to beat & how he has matured & settled since I last had him in a group. He has that unique Irish expression, a clean & balanced outline, moved steadily & his correctly textured coat was presented to perfection. On his toes all the time, he could not be beaten on the day.
G2 was the WHWT bitch, Ch Burneze Geordie Girl, I loved her when I had her in the breed as a raw, if rather obstinate, puppy & she has really blossomed. On the table she was a joy to go over, has a classic head, firm, well muscled body & correct coat that was very well presented. On the final go-around she wasn’t going with quite the enthusiasm of the Irish but she is one of the greats of the future.
G3 was the Norwich, Ch Ragus Hand In Glove, another who really impressed on the table. Excellent head & expression, wonderful bone & ribs & very much all of a piece. In great coat he too was beautifully prepared. While he moved soundly, on the final go-around he was fighting the lead a little which eased the challenge, but he still beat some excellent dogs.
G4 was the Min Bull Terrier, Bullrichs Catch Me If You Can, what a surprise this br/w bitch was & I have seldom such an impressive head in a Miniature as she has a superb profile, great fill, wicked eye & perfect mouth. On the go-around she covered the ground with ease but just came at me a little less accurately than the three above.
Judge: Andrew Brace
GROUP 1 CH LAKERIDGE CAHAL Breed: Irish Terrier
BIS SOUTH WALES 15(Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE SOUTH WALES 15
I wish to thank the committee for inviting me to judge the Terrier Group, their hospitality throughout the day was very much appreciated. I enjoyed judging the group where there were some really quality dogs. I pulled out 8 dogs.
G1 WFT, Malyoni & DeMunter Uiterwyk’s Ch King Arthur Van Foliny Home, this dog is outstanding, beautiful long lean head, perfect ears giving excellent expression, strong jaw, good dentition, excellent length of neck into excellent lay back of shoulders, straight forelegs, deep body, short back well ribbed back, strong loin, tail bang on top, & great shelf behind with lovely bend of stifle & low hocks which he knows how to use, presented in super condition not a hair out of place, the rapport between this dog & handler is wonderful. What a show dog. Very pleased to see him go BIS.
G2 SCWT, Mapson’s Abiqua Wild Jack Of Hearts, lovely breed type, clean head of good length & flat skull, strong jaw and lovely ears, dark eye, lovely flow of neck into well laid back shoulders, well boned, straight front, good well sprung body, deep chest & short loin, tail well carried, good well muscled quarters & lovely rear angulation, good free moving dog having good reach & drive, low hocks, excellent condition & a soft & silky coat.
G3 WHWT, Crockett’s Magic Mystery High vom Maerchangarten at Havasu, strongly built with deep chest & back ribs, level back & powerful quarters, well muscled quarters, lovely head with slight dome, dark eye & lovely ear placement. Lovely neck into good shoulders, straight front legs. Lovely textured coat & condition, moved out freely.
G4 Scottish Terrier, Rowlands & Rees’ Dotty’s Little Girl at Rabbonai, eyecatching black feminine bitch, lovely clean long head, well placed ears, strong jaw. Very good length of neck into good shoulders, short level back with tail on top, good depth of chest, straight front legs, well ribbed back. Good angulated rear quarters, correct large front feet & small rear feet also low hocks. Beautiful coat of correct texture & very well presented, moved out well & using good drive behind.
JUDGE NORINA EVANS
GROUP 1 CH KING ARTHUR VAN FOLINY HOME [ATC AP00922BEL] Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire) (MR V, MR R & MRS D MALZONI & DE MUNTER UITERWIJK)
DRIFFIELD 15 (Critique Below)
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE DRIFFIELD 15
My sincere thanks to the officers, committee & all involved for the opportunity to judge at this popular & well organised show. I had a very nice group of terriers to go over which were in good condition, coat & very well presented
G1 was Ch Sharnor High I’m Viktor at Kierlander, Bedlington, skull of good depth & not too broad, small bright eyes & good top knot, ears of correct shape, balanced body with straight legs & long feet with well closed pads. Has the correct topline with natural arch over loin & good tuck up, balanced & in a thick linty coat, moved with good action holding a graceful quality picture.
G2 was Ch Millsblu Living The Dream at Perrisblu, Kerry Blue, feminine & upstanding, balanced head of good length with well placed ears, dark eye, short coupled body, & well developed rear, good set of tail & presented in an excellent soft silky coat, free covering the ground holding a good outline.
G3 was Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach, Border Terrier, lovely otter type head with well shaped ears, dark eye & lovely expression, good bone, feet & body shape, racy rear & well set tail, in excellent harsh coat, moved with good gait.
G4 was Ch Digelsa Declaration, Manchester Terrier, top quality head of good length, shape & with well set ears, neck fairly long & has a compact balanced body, quality bone & small well knuckled feet. A lovely example of this breed, presented in first class condition who moved soundly but did not have mind on the job at times or could have finished higher.
Other very good examples of their breed which I had to give further consideration were, the Bull Terrier, Ch Cosmopolitan Space Oddity Moonflower; Cesky, Janski Ultra Violet; Norwich, Ragus Hand In Glove; & the Skye, Ch Brakemill Briar Rose.
TOM H JOHNSTON
1: KIERNAN Mr P Ch Sharnor High I'm Viktor At Kierlander
BELFAST 15 (Critique Below)
Judge's Critique Terrier group
G1 went to Ch Lakeridge Cahal, the Irish Terrier who showed & moved so well, in true terrier style. Well made overall, & in good coat & condition, & well handled to make the most of his attributes.
G2 was the WHWT bitch, Burneze Geordie Girl, still a junior but looking spot on with lovely neck & head carriage, feminine head & expression, strong topline & good tail carriage, harsh, straight coat, powerful mover on good legs & feet.
G3 went to the WFT, Ch Mastini Di Rihana Goes To Casino, alert, & balanced, well proportioned & shown in harsh, dense coat. He used his quarters well & moved with drive.
G4 was the Scottish Terrier, Ir Ch Slievecroob Scotch Piper, thick-set bitch, shown in full coat & furnishings. Well made, well boned & with good body. Held a good outline, & moved freely.
I also shortlisted the Australian Terrier, Ch/Am Gr Ch Temora Ri Diercc, & the SCWT, Ch/Int/ Sw/It Ch Modny Style Loverboy at Seamrog who pressed hard for the top spots.
Judge: Mrs B Banbury
GROUP 1 CH LAKERIDGE CAHAL Breed: Irish Terrier
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE DARLINGTON 15
Respect is the key word here at Darlington. David, Stuart & the team, give it & hopefully are on the receiving end, they deserve it. This innovative committee, improve the show each year, congratulations.
G1 was Lakeridge Cahal, Irish Terrier dog, delighted to see this favourite of mine in this big ring today. He wowed me when I gave him the group last year &, you know what, I thought just as highly of him today. A real terrier in attitude & used this impressive arena to display his attributes, with perfect foot placement & keen easy gait. In perfect coat & condition with a handler who quietly works with him to take centre stage.
G2 was Burneze Geordie Girl, WHWT bitch, this junior is so correct to go over with body now & the polished white harsh top coat sets off the picture. Out & back she is true with ease of action. In the final round her posture, & confident head carriage with smooth ground cover really was eyecatching & confirmed her place. She is a bit special!
G3 was Ch Kebulak Lady Killer, Kerry Blue Terrier dog, this super chap cannot be over looked. In tip top order. Fit, muscular with totally typical compact, strong outline, with good head carriage & reach of neck fitting smoothly through clean forehand. Silky coat is expertly prepared. He goes with smooth reach & drive with his accomplished handler.
G4 was Ragus Hand In Glove, Norwich Terrier dog, the cheek of this young man draws you in. Has that bustling alert temperament that presents his type. Small with excellent construction & body, yet still has legs. Super head with underjaw housing big white teeth. Has neck & firm back. Good width of bum & good set on. Hard wiry coat.
Others in my shortlist were: Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit, Dandie Dinmont, this young lady did her job well, very typical in headpiece with friendly outlook from big well set eye. Has body & balance, sound moving, holding herself well; Zetamaz Cool Dude, SFT, balanced, clean outline. Long head with smooth lines to punishing jaw. Small dark eye with varmity expression. Up for it at all times; Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson, SCWT, masculine but displays balance & typical outline. Very satisfying to go over. Fit, sound topped by gleaming silky soft coat. Stands on thick pads, active fluid going; & Saredon Judgement Day, Welsh Terrier, not finished but has style & quality that says he cannot be over looked. Just loved his shape. Dry head clean lines. Great hard coat. Cracking temperament. A solid chap who works well.
Judge: Mrs E P Hollings
1: BARKER, Mr & Mrs A & J & AVERIS Mr J Lakeridge Cahal
RICHMOND 15 (Judge's Critique)
I would firstly like to thank the officers & the committee for kindly inviting me to judge my first terrier group at championship show level.
The Airedale & the Cairn were missing from the group.
My shortlist consisted of the Border, SFT, Irish, Sealyham, Skye, SCWT, WHWT and from AVNSC the Kerry Blue. All my shortlisted exhibits were quality specimens of their own breed.
I was pleased to award G1 to the Kerry Blue, Ch Millsblu Living The Dream at Perrisblu, a balanced bitch who could certainly do the job she was bred for. Compact & graceful & never lost that alertness what the breed asks for. A super head with a keen dark eye giving correct expression. Oozes quality & one who moves truly.
I awarded G2 to the Border Terrier, Ch Brakenfell Bok To Bach, a lot has been written about this male. One I was pleased to have the pleasure of judging & did not disappoint in any way whatsoever. A super head otter in shape as the Standard asks for. Workmanlike. Pelt was thick & easily spanned. Shown in hard condition & one who is very sound on the move.
The Irish Terrier was my G3 placing, CH Lakeridge Cahal, correct size. Keen & alert at all times. Shown in hard condition, & presented to perfection as is usual from this master of presentation.
My final group placing I was pleased to award to the WHWT, Burneze Geordie Girl, who I am lead to believe gained her crown on the day. A young bitch in who I am confident has a great show career ahead. Young & maturing along the right lines for her age.
A lot of close decisions & some nice dogs didn’t make my shortlist. A strong terrier group which I was privileged to judge.
Judge: Mr Alan Norcross (Paynnor)
1: DAVIES Mr P R Ch Millsblu Living The Dream At Perrisblu
BIS EUROPEAN DOG SHOW 15
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM 15 (Judge's Critique)
behindThe lovely main ring at the City of Birmingham is terrific. Not too big or small, light & airy & beautifully carpeted. So nice to judge the terrier group in it.
I shortlisted 7 including the typy SCWT, Garsayno Gold Gemma; the smart Norfolk, Ch Blakens Pay Back, & the Manchester, Digelsa Declaration, who was playing the fool!
G4 was the WHWT bitch, Ch Comdale Miss January at Hillsted, I liked her attitude & proportions & ever willingness to move for me.
G3 Inzievar Summer Gold at Mosterlada, lovely size & shape I thought. Good on the move & the most melting expression.
G2 WFT, Malta Ch Mastini Di Rihana Goes To Casino, beautifully turned out & in wonderful body & muscular condition. Absolutely spot on front & front movement & pretty handy behind too! Kept a perfect topline on the move.
G1 to the Cairn male, Ch Tycadno I Spy, he took my eye immediately on his walk across the ring. Excellent proportions & gorgeous head & eyes. Immaculate presentation & so well conditioned for body & muscletone.
1: THOMAS Mr G Ch Tycadno I Spy
SCOTTISH KC AUGUST 15
Judge: Mr F Kane (Critique Below)
Although a small group at this show, there was plenty of quality & I shortlisted eight: the Stafford, a feminine bitch & in hard condition & moving well, I would have liked just a little more chest; the Skye, has a lovely outline standing, on the day his topline was just losing a little firmness on the move; the Irish, in peak condition & coat but he was not really at his most spirited today, all quality dogs & the young Norfolk dog who chased the top four for a placing. He is compact & low to ground & can move with freedom & should have a very good future
In fourth spot was the Dandie Dinmont, Inzievar Gold Spark, a young mustard bitch of lovely quality & holding her shape well on the move.
For third place I chose the WHWT, Ch Brychdyn Diamond Geezer, lovely type with a superb coat & with excellent topline.
Runner up was the Scottish Terrier, Ch Stuane King’s Sword, who had won BOB under me the previous week so I think highly of him, low slung, a lovely size & full of breed type. Today he was on top form in the group ring & showed with spirit.
My winner on the day was the Bedlington, Ch Sharnor High I’m Viktor at Kierlander, who is very correct in breed type, shape & movement & did not put a foot wrong, going with the correct movement for the breed, maintaining his shape. In lovely coat for colour & texture.
My thanks to the SKC for their hospitality.
1: KIERNAN Mr P Ch Sharnor High I'm Viktor At Kierlander
WELSH KENNEL CLUB 15
Professional Handlers Incomes Are Enhanced When They Win.
I shortlisted the Airedale, Bedlington, Border, WFT, Irish, Lakeland, Norfolk, Scottish, Skye & WHWT. A final move & several just didn’t give of their best.
G1 was Sonorra Christmas Cracker from Russtam, very smart Airedale, excels in head & expression, well placed ears, good reach of neck, short coupled & tail bang on top, moved so well & never gave up, presented in excellent coat.
1: CALLON, Mrs J & CALLON-WINN Mrs L Sonorra Christmas Cracker From Russtam
Judge's Critique Mr R Thomas
Having spent three most enjoyable days at this show, culminating in judging the terrier group, I would like to thank the committee & officers for my invitation & the hospitality afforded me during my stay.
Perhaps not the strongest of groups, but along with my four group placings, I shortlisted the Border, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, Kerry Blue & the Stafford.
G1 was Bocans Bolt to Bellevue, WHWT, thoroughly deserved this group on this performance & showed himself off to full effect. The overall picture is of a short, compact, well made male with an excellent topline & tailset complemented by a head of correct proportions, definite stop & strong in jaw & loin, well ribbed up & carrying a hard jacket. Moved freely both ways with plenty of drive from his strong hindquarters.
G2 was Ch Sharnor High I’m Viktor at Kierlander, Bedlington, have judged this lad before & he impresses with his head shape, so well carried, an excellent topline which does not flatten on the move & along with his deep chest & correct front, he sparkles when moving out with that typical breed gait & excellent profile.
G3 was Ch Silkcroft Colour Of Magic, SCWT, nice for size & shape, well made & carrying a coat of good texture & quantity. Balanced all through, compact & scored in head proportions with a strong muscular neck & well sprung ribs, moved out freely with good side gait.
G4 was Ch Blakens Pay Back,
1: GALE Miss K Bocans Bolt To Bellevue
PAIGNTON 15 (Critique Below}
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE PAIGNTON 15
It was a pleasure to attend Paignton championship show & enjoy the West Country hospitality where much thought is given to detail & organisation. Several of the terrier breeds are without CCs but the quality in the group, I felt, was really high. My thanks to the breed judges for sending forward top quality exhibits. I shortlisted eight which included the Border, Cairn, Skye & the WHWT, each made the going tougher for those actually placed.
My winner proved to be the Kerry Blue, Ch Millsblu Living The Dream at Perrisblu, how this bitch has matured into a truly special example of her breed. She is unexaggerated, so well balanced, very well built & was in fit hard condition. On the move she is sound & shows reach & drive & maintains her outline. Her coat had been beautifully prepared & is of such a clear colour. Every credit to her owner/handler.
In second place was the Norfolk, Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, another owner/handler & also in tip top condition. She is so well built with a very appealing expression. She holds her topline & showed so steadily. Her coat was also beautifully prepared & is of such good texture. She put in a good performance pushing the winner hard.
G3 was the WFT, Mal Ch Mastini Di Rihana Goes To Casino, he put in a superb performance, so steady in his showmanship & ring presence. I particularly liked his head & expression, very neat ear & carrying a lovely body.
Fourth place was the veteran Dandie Dinmont, Ch/Am Ch Pennywise Burning Ambition for Cassencarrie, in remarkable form for his age & showing such personality & zest for life. He moved round the ring effortlessly & covered the ground with ease.
Judge: Mr Stuart Plane
1: DAVIES Mr P R Ch Millsblu Living The Dream At Perrisblu
Judge's Critique: Mr Tom Mather
My sincere thanks go to the officers & committee of Leeds for their invitation to judge the terrier group. I thought the Standard was high & there were some lovely dogs that didn’t make the shortlist. In addition to the four main winner I also shortlisted the Cairn Terrier, SFT, Lakeland Terrier, Stafford & the Kerry Blue.
My winner was the young Welsh Terrier bitch, Eskwyre A Dash Of Class, ultra smart & shown in perfect coat & condition. Well balanced with a good head, neat ears, strong jaws & sharp dark eye. Excellent forehand, short compact muscular body with a perfect topline & tailset. Strong muscular hindquarters with adequate angulation enabled her to move out really well. On her toes at all times & really made the most of herself today.
Runner up to the Welsh was Scottish Terrier, Ch Stuane King’s Sword, like the winner he too was shown in first class condition. Full of quality & type with a masculine head of good length, well slung sturdy, muscular compact body, well set tail & good topline. Absolutely sound on the move & coped well with the rather uneven ground.
G3 In third place the Manchester Terrier, Digelsea Declaration, grand head & expression with neat, well carried ears. Presents a good outline with his short back & very slightly arched loin. Moved well with some drive from the rear. Excellent temperament.
G4 For the fourth spot I chose the Norfolk Terrier, Ch Kingsridge Top Tip, she was my BP when I judged the breed at Leeds last year & she has matured into a top class bitch. Beautifully balanced & so typy. Expressive eye, strong jaw & well ribbed cobby body. Harsh, well presented jacket & on the move she coped well with the rather uneven surface.
1: BYRNE Ms J Eskwyre A Dash Of Class WELSH TERRIER Bitch
EAST OF ENGLAND 15 Critique Below
Group Judge's Critique: Mr J Watson
My thanks to the officers & the committee for inviting me to judge the terrier group & for their hospitality.
This was not one of the strongest terrier groups that I have judged with CCs for only 12 breeds.
I selected 8 for my shortlist, the Airedale, Dandie, SFT, WFT, Skye, Stafford, Manchester & Irish.
G1 was Ch Lakeridge Cahal, Irish T, an impressive dog with a lovely long head & keen expression. He has a good reach of neck & his shoulders are well laid back, good topline & tailset, strong quarters, good turn of stifle, effortless gait.
G2 was Ch Salena The Special One, Skye dog who has a strong masculine head. He is long, low & level with a good constructed front & strong muscular quarters, profuse of correct texture, moved well both ways.
G3 was Ch Glendraterra Suzie Kew, SFT, she has a lovely head, dark eye giving good expression, correct balance throughout, deep chest, short level back, good tailset & bend of stifle, hocks well let down.
G4 was Stargus Black Sabre, Airedale dog of excellent type. Has good overall balance, attractive head, stands true in front, good neck & shoulders, level topline, ample bone & substance, moved both free & true both ways.
GROUP 1 CH LAKERIDGE CAHAL Breed: Irish Terrier
Judge's Critique: Mr D G L Winsley
My sincere thanks to the officers & committee of Windsor Dog Show Society for inviting me to judge my first terrier group at their prestigious show, also for their kind hospitality shown to me. I thought my group was full of quality dogs, so thank you to the breed judges for your selections.
I selected 8 for my shortlist, the Bedlington, Bull Terrier, Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, WFT, Norfolk, Scottish & Welsh.
G1 was L’end Show Metti At Glare, Bedlington, a beautifully balanced dog who commands attention, I like his clean symmetrical lines. Correct in head shape, good neck with clean shoulders & well made front. Good depth of body with a nice tuck-up, nice hind angulation, strongly made hindquarters which he uses well. Sound mover both ways with a fluent side gait. In a quality coat, presentation was immaculate & he showed steadily throughout. A worthy winner.
G2 was Multi Ch McVan’s To Russia With Love, Scottish, it was a pleasure to judge this top quality bitch. Overall has great type & balance. Has a most beautiful head with good length, strength of foreface & expression. Correct in neck with faultless front construction that showed in her front movement. Super low slung body with depth & correct ribbing, short backed with the correct tailset. Strong muscular hindquarters which powered her around the ring. Correct coat texture & nicely presented.
G3 was Ch Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, WFT, lovely balanced dog with an extremely nice head, good in eye, ear & expression. He has a good reach of neck that blends into a cast iron topline. Short backed, good depth of body & short coupled. Good turn of stifle, well made hindquarters which he can use when he settles. Coat in good order & of the correct texture. Alert showman.
G4 was Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, Norfolk, I recently judged this bitch & gave her the CC, she continues to improve throughout. Another who demands attention, alert & lively. A very lovely head & expression, good neck & topline. Correct in shoulder & front, short backed, low to ground & cobby body. Strongly made hindquarters which she uses well. In great coat & condition, shows all the time & never lets up.
Judge: Mr D G L Winsley
1: PYKHTAR Mrs E L'end Show Metti Surprise At Glare
Judge's Critique: Mrs Kay Aspin
I offer my sincere thanks the Blackpool ch show for their splendid hospitality. I must compliment the respective breed judges, they sent forward some top quality exhibits, resulting in a very strong group.
After careful consideration, I made a final cut of eight: the Australian, Dandie Dinmont, WFT, Irish, Norwich, SCWT, Stafford & WHWT.
G1 the Australian, Silhill Red Crackle, top quality exhibit, good breed type, well balanced head, very good eye & earset, alert expression, correct bite, very sound front & well developed quarters, very nice backline & tailset, moved & handled well, presented in excellent coat & condition.
G2 the Stafford, Ch Bullrichs Bismarck at Crossguns, another quality exhibit, head of correct make & shape, distinct stop, correct eye & ear placement, sound bite, good neck onto well placed shoulder, true in front, very good topline, ample bone, nicely ribbed, well developed quarters, moved & handled very well both ways, put down in first class condition.
G3 the Irish, Ch Lakeridge Cahal, well balanced exhibit, good eye & ear, good pigment, first class bite, resulting in top class expression, sound well boned front, good feet, clean neck & shoulders, well bodied, first class topline & set on, well shaped quarters, moved & handled very well indeed.
G4 the Norwich, Wychcover Moonlighting, head of correct make & shape, very good eye & ears, sound bite, very good neck onto well placed shoulders, level topline, good spring of rib, very good legs & feet, presented in good coat & condition, moved & handled very well.
1 SILHILL RED CRACKLE Breed: Australian
RBIS BORDER UNION 15
RBIS was Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach, Border Terrier, while the gleaming white Pyrenean, is obvious, this chap both sets you alive & comes alive on the move. He has that look of a working chap, with quality & soundness in abundance. Broad skull, strong muzzle with gleaming big white teeth, clean in outline. He stands on well padded feet is covered in a thick supple pelt with harsh impenetrable coat. His racy quarters propel him into action. He doesn’t miss a trick, such a grand chap & had to be to gain his reward in this company. Patsy Hollings BIS Judge's Critique
Terrier Group Judge's Critique: Mr Alan Small
I enjoyed my day at Border Union judging the terrier group. Thanks to the committee for the invite to this well run show & for looking after us on the day. Special thanks to the breed judges for sending through some outstanding dogs.
I shortlisted 8 including the Lakeland, Aiola Vd Schonenbergen; Norfolk, Ch Bellville Seduction; Skye, Ir Ch Knowlespring Jail House Roc for Trenson; & the SCWT, Middleburg Shooting Star.
G1 was the Border Terrier, Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach, moves like a dream, lovely otter head, spannable & in good coat & condition, so true coming & going & in complete unison with his handler, presenting a lovely profile. He is the complete package & has matured into a quality dog.
G2 the Kerry Blue, Ch Millsblu Living The Dream at Perrisblu, so much to like about her. Pleasing head & expression, in grand coat & condition, good in body, moved with purpose with good reach & drive.
G3 the WHWT, Ch Kingsview Warwick, stunning Westie with a coat to die for. Lovely head & expression, best of fronts & shoulders, short backed dog that went like a dream.
G4 the WFT, Ch Mastini Di Rihana Goes To Casino, put down to perfection, lovely head of nice length, presenting a pleasing expression, good neck, short backed, harsh coat, went well using the large ring to advantage.
1 CH BRACKENFELL BOK TO BACH JW Breed: Border Terrier
BIS THREE COUNTIES 15
Group Judge: Thanks to the officers & committee for their kind hospitality & for the efficient way the show was run.
The standard of the group was very good & after shortlisting 8 my winner was Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, a quality Norfolk bitch who I have had the pleasure of judging before & have commented that she is probably one of the best Norfolk bitches I have ever gone over & a real showgirl.
G2 Berrystock Charlies Angel, a beautifully made Stafford JW bitch, loved her head & eye, couldn’t stand wrong & so sound.
G3 Kebulak Trigger Happy, a very well balanced Welsh T dog, put down in superb order, moved true both ways.
G4 Am/Can Ch Notorious Never Say Never, r/w Bull T, upstanding dog, excellent head with the correct eye shape, very good body, legs & feet, moved with drive & reach after he had settled.
Group Judge: Mr W Browne-Cole
1: JENKINS Miss D Ch Kinsridge Top Tip NORFOLK Bitch
The Mad Professor
Professor Steve Dean Has Been Voted Out By The General Committee As Kennel Club Chairman. His Replacement Is Simon Luxmoore. Also Voted Out Was Vice Chairman Mike Townsend. He Is Replaced By Steve Croxford.
WILL THE NEW BLOOD PUT THE KENNEL CLUB'S HOUSE IN ORDER? THEY COULD START WITH REVIEWING THE POLICY OF PROFESSIONAL HANDLERS BEING ALLOWED TO JUDGE. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN AMERICA.
SOUTHERN COUNTIES 15
First of all I want to thank the show committee & the show secretary Mrs Angela Cavill for giving me the honour to judge the terrier group. I looked very much forward to this task. Also I want to thank all the officers for their very hard work they did during the show days. Hospitality was great & so was our new accommodation.
The new layout for the group finals was fabulous with the judges’ area under the same tent with a fantastic views in to the group ring.
This one was perhaps not the strongest group I have judged, some of the dogs lack the depth of quality I would have liked. But the winning Norfolk Terrier came in & stood out for the moment she entered the ring.
I shortlisted SFT, Lakeland Terrier & Manchester Terrier.
G1 Ch Kinsridge Top Tip, Norfolk terrier bitch, the most eyecatching breed in the group. She could easily be a dropped ear Norwich Terrier meaning my group winner was 100 per cent up to the Standard, cobby in type, fantastic head in profile. Excellent tail set. Low on hocks with correct bent of stifle. Showing all the time with smartness. Excellent jacket.
G2 Ch Alncroft I Spy, Parson Russell Terrier bitch, what a lovely head & expression with keen expression. Nice earset. Nicely arched neck. Nice body & tailset. Strong hindquarters. Moved very well around.
G3 Travella Sneak Preview, WFT bitch, very attractive & beautiful youngster in profile standing & moving. Nicely matured in body for age. Correct tail set. Fabulous coat condition. She will be the new star in the terrier world in one year’s time.
G4 German Dandies Terence Hill at Cloverwood, Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog, fabulous head with the typical expression. Lovely stop with a level skull. Nice earset. Excellent bones. Moved well around.
GROUP 1 CH KINSRIDGE TOP TIP: Norfolk
Geoffrey Davies Says
Terrier World Called For The KC To Put Its House In Order Months Ago.
In an open letter calling on the Kennel Club organisation’s General Committee to appoint a new chairman, Geoffrey Davies said, The KC had to get its house in order, and change was needed ‘urgently’ to address concerns expressed by its members. The grassroots of dogdom ‘think alike’, he said, and were not in tune with what was coming out of the KC’s head office in London. He said he wanted Steve Dean removed at next week’s meeting of the General Committee. Mr Davies said that over the past year he had become ‘increasingly concerned’ about the way the KC was being led and directed.
RBIS BATH 15 Critique Below
Judge's Critique: Mrs S A McCourt
I would like to thank the officers & committee for giving me the opportunity to judge at this wonderful show. The ring condition is just superb, it is like walking onto a bowling green, & to be greeted by a really good line up of terriers was a thrill. Thank you to the society for their hospitality & for the lovely gift.
I shortlisted the following for further consideration all lovely examples of their respective breeds. Border, SFT, WFT, Irish, Skye, Westie & Kerry.
G1 was Ch Brackenfell Bak To Bach, Border, this dog is so sound I am sure he could easily cope with a day’s work on the fells. It is a joy to watch him move, he has good bone, lovely head & good neck & shoulders. Correct pelt & is shown in great condition & muscletone.
G2 was Ch Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, WFT, so well known but my first time judging him. He is shown in first class coat & condition, with a long lean head & wonderful expression, short compact body & a lovely handful behind the well set tail. He never stops showing & is very sound.
G3 was Ch Brakemill Barnum, this Skye is a favourite of mine & like good wine he keeps on improving with age! He has the three essentials of a Skye Terrier he is long, low, level & the 4th lovely! His head is a lesson to the breed, strong & masculine, good neck, long body with perfect topline, good well muscled rounded rear & good tail carriage. A clean straight coat completes this lovely picture.
G4 was Lakeridge Cahal, Irish of correct size & bone, good head & expression, firm body, was just a little unsettled today otherwise.
BIS SKC 15
I was most fortunate that I really enjoyed them all, not a great deal between them, however there has to be a winner & today that was the Irish Terrier, Ch Lakeridge Cahal, a very special dog with so much going for him, he sent tingles up & down my spine, right from his excellent head & eye, hard, correctly built body, outstanding outline, harsh coat & truly precise movement. KEITH NATHAN BIS Judge
(Group Judge Critique Below)
Thanks to the SKC committee for inviting me to judge here over the years culminating in this my first group. I couldn’t think of anywhere nicer to do that. I thought it was a very strong group with many good dogs who didn’t make the cut. I selected the Irish, Norfolk, Scottish, WHWT, SFT, WTF, Australian & Border.
G1 was the Irish Terrier, Ch Lakeridge Cahal, lovely head & expression, clean front with good legs & feet, textbook shoulders, correct topline with a racy outline, well angulated behind with a good tailset, showed non stop & in pristine coat & condition. He topped a grand group & went onto BIS.
G2 was the WHWT, Ch Tomlyndon Eager Ernest, lovely young dog who hasn’t reached full maturity yet, good head, eye & neat ears giving him a sharp expression. He has lovely shoulders, compact, tail on top with a shelf behind, well angulated & he moves well. In lovely coat, a very nice young terrier who pushed the Irish all the way.
G3 was Travella Sneak Preview, WFT, good length of head, nice eye, good ears, lovely clean front, nice shoulders, good ribs, compact & a lovely tailset. Moves soundly & just needs to mature to go to the top. Another bonnie young terrier.
G4 was Am Ch Absolutely Superstitious, SFT, loved this b/w smooth male, lovely clean well chiselled head, good ears, great bone, lovely tight feet, level topline, tail well set with plenty behind it. Moved soundly & again in super order. Lovely.
BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL 15
Judge' s Critique: Mr Don Munro
Thank you to the committee of Birmingham National for asking for me to judge the terrier group. I selected eight for the final cut, the Australian, Stafford, Lakeland, Skye, Border, Irish, Dandie & Wire Fox.
G1 the Wire Fox, Kingarthur Van Foliny Home, was a lovely dog, beautiful head & expression with really good neck & shoulder as well as a great body & tailset. Well angulated hindquarters in great condition moved & showed really well.
G2 the Irish Terrier, Lakeridge Cahal, which was another really good dog, had a good head & expression, great neck & shoulders with a beautifully body & good tailset, nice quarters & was also in great condition. Showed & went really well with the two young handlers, at the top of their profession, with a great rapport with their charges, well done.
G3 the Border Terrier, Brackenfell Bok To Bach, really nice head & expression, good neck & shoulders, nice front & good bone, nice body, good coat & good hind quarters moved & showed really well.
G4 Dandie Dinmont, Inzievar Silver And Gold, well! Head & expression excellent, good neck & front with a lovely body, good topline, sound quarters & again moved & showed really well, well done to all concerned.
1; DE MUNTER, Mr R & UITERWIJK, Mrs D & MALZONI JR
Group Judge's Critique: Mr Paul Wilkinson
I would like to thank the committee of WELKS for inviting me to judge the group and for their hospitality. There were quality dogs of good type who lost out on maturity.
1 CH BRACKENFELL BOK TO BACH JW Breed: Border (MR C & MISS L HALL & ELLIS)
NATIONAL TERRIER 15
My thanks go to the committee for inviting me to judge at what must be considered the top show for terriers. I was looked after well and had a lovely day.
All 26 adult terriers were represented in the main ring, although the Norwich could only do a lap of honour due to the judge being the breeder.
I had some lovely dogs to choose from, nine being in my first shortlist. These were the Australian, Lakeland, Norfolk, Scottie, WHW & my four eventual placements, the Kerry, Min Bull, Border & WFT.
BIS went to the well known WFT male, Ch Kingarther van Foliny Home, this dog never put a foot wrong & is of such exquisite breed type, full of quality with a superb attitude & immaculate presentation to go with it, he has a beautiful head with a correct eye & expression full of spice & alertness, classic Wire outline a correct length of neck coupled with short back, he moved well from strong, driving quarters to secure this win.
RBIS was the Border Terrier, Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach, whom I judged last as a puppy, he was lovely then & has matured into an outstanding adult, one of those rare Borders with charisma & style. From his lovely head, elegant racy body, good length of neck, perfect outline & correctly set tail to his neither overdone nor underdone bone & good movement, he is such a balanced dog, pushed hard to win.
G3 the Min Bull Terrier, Ch/Ir Ch Grasco’s Honky Tonky, is such a striking br/w, it is not often this breed produces the goods & I couldn’t overlook him, he has presence as well as beauty & never stops showing, he has a strongly built muscular frame with a determined intelligent eye & expression set into the classic head, a strong, long neck flows into a short back, he has strong rounded well sprung ribs with the slight arch over the loin, the correct bone & substance for his breed with the plus of good movement.
G4 the Kerry Blue, Ir Ch Dalstar Il Divo, such a lovely dog full of vim & vigour, he is upstanding & well proportioned with a good head & enough neck fitting into a short coupled body with good depth of chest, level topline & tail on top to complete a lovely outline, he moved really well from large well developed quarters, had a perfect coat texture being soft & silky & beautifully presented.
1: DE MUNTER, Mr R & UITERWIJK, Mrs D & MALZONI JR - Ch Kingarthur Van Foliny Home - FOX TERRIER (WIRE) - Dog
Kennel Club Chairman Professor Steve Dean Has Left 'Dog World'.
The Terrier World Petition Has Ten Times The Amount Of Supporters Than The KC Members Who Bothered To Turn Out For Their AGM. (150)
BEST IN SHOW
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE CRUFTS 15
What an honour it has been for me to have the recognition from my peers to have the opportunity to judge the terrier group at Crufts. This is a show that I have attended, exhibited & judged at from it days in Olympia its move to Earls Court & its home at the NEC in Birmingham. This without any doubt has been the pinnacle of my career thus far. I would like to thank all the judges who selected some quality best of breeds for me to assess from. I would convey my thanks to the organisers, & stewards without which we in dogs & the general public from all continents would not be able to enjoy our love of dogs.
My final eight I selected from a strong group in my opinion were good representatives for their breeds being fit for purpose without exaggeration. These included Australian, Border, Min Bull, Smooth, Wire, Kerry, Scottish, Skye Terrier.
G1 I awarded to the Scottish Terrier, Rus/Blr/Ukr/Cro/Lit/Lat/Est/Balt/Slo/Pl/Am Ch Mcvan's To Russia With Love, when this girl walked into the ring she immediately took my eye on her overall appearance & movement, she has the most exquisite head being long but in complete balance & proportion with her body. Super neck & shoulders with that true Scottie body keeping her topline at all times. On the move she covers ground effortlessly driving from her rear. In a super condition with correct coat texture & groomed to perfection. It was a great pleasure to witness my choice to compete with the other group winners & be awarded BIS at Crufts 2015.
G2 was the male Wire Ch King Arthur Van Foliny Home, a previous Crufts group winner himself last year. A dog of great breed type, classic Wire head, super layback in shoulders with correct body, tailset on top, strong quarters which he uses to advantage putting on a show for me & the arena watching. Put down in top order.
G3 Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach, an impressive young Border whom I have already judged & awarded BP to. I predicted then that if he carried on he could well have a good future ahead of him & he did not disappoint. The otterlike head, true racy lines that kept shape on the move, harsh coated with a thick pelt. Well balanced & soundness that could fulfil a day’s work.
G4 the Miniature Bull Terrier, Ch/Ir Ch Grasco’s Honky Tonky, this br/w male was very impressive was a great showman. He possesses a great head of correct shape with deepset piercing eyes. Well muscled all throughout his frame with good well rounded body & correct spring of rib. Good depth of chest with strong bone. Very sound on the move showing his character.
RUS/BLR/UKR/CRO/LIT/LAT,/EST/BALT/SLO/PL/AM CH MCVAN'S TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE JWW EW [ATC AM01305USA] Scottish TerrieR Bitch Owner: MRS M L KHENKINA
Terrier World Has Campaigned Against Professional Handlers
Group One Westminster 15
Thank you to Manchester Dog Show Society for the invitation to judge at this enjoyable, relaxed show. I enjoyed a very strong competitive terrier group & thank the judges for their selections.
I made a first cut to 11 keeping in the Australian, Lakeland, Stafford, Welsh & Skye to see them move again, but not quite making my final cut to 6 today. The WHWT, Ch Tomlyndon Eager Ernest & Norwich, Ch Ragus Cool For Cats, both very close to the final 4 & putting in great performances. I liked the Westie for shape, head balance, coat & a great attitude on the move. The Norwich, well built in body, chest, rear end & coat texture, he is alert & moving with that busy action with the drive behind.
My winner of this outstanding group, in a great final 4, was the beautifully coated SCWT, Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson, a stunning boy with the lovely flow of soft waves in his coat cover, he is shapely & so stylish. He is a compact upstanding terrier, good in body with a typical head, skull length, excellent muscle & condition, good tailset & rear quarters. He was moving well with the style & action to take the group.
G2 Int Ch Skallain’s I My Me, Scottish T, quality girl with the low to the ground balance, great through head, skull & earset, well built in outline & muscletone. She has the coat, very agile movement, is active & alert. She has the drive, is well handled & went close in the end decision.
G3 Ch Millsblu Living The Dream at Perrisblu, Kerry Blue, exciting, upstanding, powerful girl with the balance & shape. She is good through head, skull & strong muzzle. She is building well in body with the chest & firm topline. She is in good coat. Handled well to move with the balance, reach & drive. Again in close contention for the top spot.
G4 Lakeridge Cahal, Irish T, very promising young boy with the head length, neck & lovely outline. He is well presented in great coat texture with the muscletone & movement. He is alert, lively & has that strong hard condition. He is in harmony with his handler & should have a great career & future.
1: FALLON Mrs A
& Mr M Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson JW Sh CM
The Boston committee must be pleased with the overall quality attracted to their show. It was a pleasure to judge this very satisfactory group.
G1 Ch Janeyjimjams Jenson, SCWT, an outstanding correct SCWT who was on his metal. In full maturity his harmony of proportion gave a complete flow of line nose to tail with a splendid coat. An absolutely correct head & expression, elegant arched neck, firm level back, good depth of brisket. High set on, correct angulation & musculation resulting in sound movement front & rear with a scopy stride. For me a star at his zenith.
G2 Millingford Royal Eclipse at Chatterdale, Scottish Terrier, 20 months black Scottish Terrier who fits his Standard well. Most impressive headpiece with desired length & punishing strength. Muscular but muscular neck, level well muscled back with good set on. Pleased in rib & substance, good forehand & well muscled rear, moved with purpose, coat in very good order, one of whom to proud.
G3 Ch Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone, Border Terrier, bitch of some quality. Very pleasing headpiece, reachy neck which blends through well angulated forehand into a firm level topline with correct set on. In good coat, certainly spannable in body, strong well muscled rear, moved soundly all round.
G4 Ch/Am Ch Ascot Sanspur at Yarrow, Norwich Terrier, well presented Norwich male, so well balanced, stands foursquare with good angulation, moves as true as can be front & rear. Good reach of neck, compact firm body with good set on, coat of good texture. Well balanced headpiece with very responsive expression.
CH JANEYJIMJAMS JENSON JW SHCM Breed: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (MRS A & MR M FALLON)
He's Oliver And Wants More!
BIS LKA 14
Ch Travella Striking Steel
Group Judge: Mr Paul Eardley
MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel
20th BEST IN SHOW AT MIDLAND COUNTIES 14
Judge: Tom Mather
GROUP 1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL
A Former Top Judge and Kennel Club Member Is Sentenced To 8 Years For Rape
Kennel Club member and former Crufts Judge Vincent Mitchell has been jailed for eight years for sex offences committed nearly 40 years ago.
Vincent Mitchell (Kirkmoor), 82, of Lodge Farm Cottages, Kings Walden near Hitchin, Hertfordshire, had denied the charges, which related to offences which took place when he was in his late 40s, but was found guilty after a trial at Cambridge Crown Court last month. He was sentenced last week.
Mitchell, formerly a BIS and Championship Show Judge, who used to own Kirkmoor Kennels in Gosmore, Hertfordshire, was convicted of one offence of raping a girl aged between 14 and 16 between May 1976 and May ‘78, one of indecently assaulting her, and one of outraging public decency by inciting her to touch his private parts.
He was also found guilty of two offences of gross indecency with a child involving a brother and sister in 1982-3 when they were less than 14 years old.
The court heard they were not connected with the first girl.
Judge Jonathan Haworth jailed Mitchell for eight years and made a ten-year sexual offences prevention order which prohibits Mitchell from having any contact with a child under 16 without another adult present. He was also told he would have to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.
The incidents at the kennels came to light in 2012 when the rape was reported by the woman. The siblings also contacted police recently.
The jury acquitted Mitchell of another rape and indecent assault involving the same girl and was unable to reach a decision on two other charges of gross indecency with a child involving the brother and sister.
Mitchell, son of professional handler Billy Mitchell and his wife Alice, showed many top winners owned by Audrey Dallison, including three consecutive Dog of the Year winners. Latterly he has been involved with working Labradors.
There was always a rumour about Mitchell being a 'Flasher'.
Some years ago when Mitchell was at Leeds to Judge the Terrier Group, someone had sent him an anonymous letter about a Kerry Blue Terrier that his great friend Geoff Corish was handling.
BIS Montgomery County 14
Best in show at Montgomery County terrier show in Pennsylvania was the Norfolk Ch Yarrow Venerie Winning Ticket, handled by Peter Green, bred by Pam Beale and Beth Sweigart and owned by their Yarrow Venerie kennel.
By Gr Ch Yarrow Venerie Ticket To Tide ex Ch Yarrow Venerie Versailles, he is a great-grandson of Crufts BIS winner Ch Cracknor Cause Celebre, bred by the late Elisabeth Matell, who also topped Montgomery County.
This is the ninth time Peter has handled a Montgomery BIS, the first being 49 years ago with the Wire Fox Terrier Ch Rigador Right Again.
SOUTH WALES 14
Judge: Peter E Bakewell
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE SOUTH WALES 14
I was honored to be invited to judge the Group at this year’s show and my thanks go to the officers and committee for their excellent hospitality and making my day most enjoyable.
Only the Bull Terrier and Cairn were absent from the full compliment of terriers. I was pleased with the overall quality and standard of the group although several exhibits could have given a little more, competition was strong competition between some top quality exhibits. For my short list I selected the Australian, CH/GR CH. Temora RI Diercc (imp USA), Border, CH. Brackenfell Bok To Bach, Wire Fox, Heart Beat At Netheronion, Irish, CH. Lakeridge Cahal, Sealyham, CH/AM CH. Goodspice Efbe’s Know Easy Way Out, Soft Coated Wheaten, CH. Fantasa Blonde Neville, Staffordshire Bull, Albermarbull Running Hot and the Westie, Nossimp Written in the Stars for further consideration.
G1. Barker & Averis, Irish, CH. Lakeridge Cahal, a well balanced dog full of quality and personality, good head long and correct proportions, alert expressive eyes, neat well carried ears, good neck flowing into well placed shoulders and soundly made quarters, deep chest well made body, well set tail. Moves with style and drive.
G2. Hall & Ellis, Border, CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach J.W., A soundly made dog, good head, keen expression, good span able ribs and body, good quarters for and aft, good tail and carriage, good pelt, in good coat and condition. Moved true, soundly and showed very well.
G3. Dunhill-Hall, Soft Coated Wheaten, CH. Fantasa Blonde Neville, a well balanced dog with good outline, good masculine head and good neck slightly arched, good shoulders and well angulated quarters, muscular hindquarters, good coat and texture. Moves with drive.
G4. Seaton, Australian, CH/GR CH. Temora Ri Diercc (Imp USA), a stylish dog full of presence with good outline and overall balance, good head and expression, well made body, good coat, good tail set, well presented and moved with drive from good quarters
Peter E. Bakewell Judge.
1 CH LAKERIDGE CAHAL Breed: Irish Terrier
Judge: Mrs Susan Kealy
1: CH LAKERIDGE CAHAL Breed: Irish Terrier
BIS DRIFFIELD 14
Group Judge: Mr Stuart Plane
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel
BIS DARLINGTON 14
Judge: Mr W R Irving
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel
RECORD BREAKER OLIVER BIS RICHMOND 14
Group Judge: Mrs Zena Thorn-Andrews
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel WIRE FOX Dog
BIS CITY OF BIRMINGHAM 14
Group Judge: Mr Tom Johnston
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel
SKC AUGUST 14
Judge: Mr A H Brace
1: CH SALENA THE SPECIAL ONE Breed: Skye Terrier (MRS S C BREEZE)
WELSH KENNEL CLUB 14
Judge: Mrs Patsy Hollings
1: BARKER, Mr & Mrs A & J & AVERIS Mr J Lakeridge Cahal
Judge: Mr W Browne-Cole
1: DALE Miss M Hopecharm Edd Turner At Lynnsto
BIS PAIGNTON 14
Group Judge: Mr Alan Small
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel
Judge: Mr Espen Engh (Norway)
1: BREEZE Mrs S Ch Salena The Special One
Guess Who Is The Author Of The Text Below
"I decided in the 1970s, when my all-breed judging was really taking off, that it was time to stop showing. I saw it as conflict of interests! Today, of course, the thinking seems to be quite different. We now see many of our leading judges also continuing to show, and win at the highest level. I am sure this is one of the reasons we are seeing a decline in entries."
It was Jean Lanning who wrote the above. I wonder what Ms Lanning thinks of 'Professional Handlers Judging; not only awarding CCs, but Judging Groups and Best In Show.
Who Is Dictating Judging Policy At The Kennel Club?
BIS East Of England 14
Group Judge: Mr A Westwood
1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
Clumber Spaniel Owner Refuses Vet-Check
The Owner of the only Clumber Spaniel at Blackpool Ch show refused to accept the Best Of Breed award because she did not want him to undergo the high-profile breed veterinary check.
The Only Way To Get The Kennel Club To Have A Proper Discussion About This Practice Is If All Best Of Breed Winners In These High Profile Breeds Refuse To Accept The Award At CRUFTS. Only Then When They Have Breeds Missing From The Groups Will The KC Be Dragged To The Table For Intelligent Debate. No Amount Of Wet Talking Will Make The KC Do Anything Unless Their Show Is Targeted. Why Is This? Because The KC Is Not A Club For Exhibitors, That Is A Smokescreen. The Real Kennel Club Is A Freemason Lodge And All Of The Important Decisions Are Taken In Secret.
[I have been reliably informed I will be dealt with.
In 1961 Pesident John F Kennedy Said This:
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know."
RBIS Windsor 14
Judge: Mrs R Sporre-Willes
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel Taf
Judge: Mr R Crooks
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE'S CRITIQUE BLACKPOOL 14
I would like to thank the Blackpool committee for the opportunity to judge the terrier group, the main ring was in perfect condition and weather beautiful, making for a crowded ringside.
Judge Roger Crooks.
GROUP 1 AM CH ASCOT SANSPUR AT YARROW Breed: Norwich Terrier
BORDER UNION 14
Judge: Mr Jack Watson
GROUP 1 CH LEMRACDREAM THE NAVIGATOR Breed: Kerry Blue Terrier
RBIS Three Counties 14
Judge: Mr Roger Thomas
1: MALZONI Mr V Ch Travella Striking Steel Taf
BIS Southern Counties 14
Judge: Albert Wight
GROUP 1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL TAF Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
RBIS BATH 14
Judge: Mr J Horswell
BEST : BREEZE Mrs S Ch Salena The Special One
QUASIMODO WAS BENT THIS IS UNDENIABLE
Group Judge David Scawthorn Critique
I would like to thank the Scottish Kennel Club for inviting me to judge.
Apart from the Irish Terrier Best of Breed who is owned by Tony Barker and John Averis it was a full group. There were some very good dogs to go over but I had to make my selection so chose eight from the line up which were the Border, Dandie Dinmont, Smooth Fox, Wire Fox, Kerry Blue, Lakeland, Norfolk and Sealyham.
GROUP 1 HALLSBLU FIBBER MAGEE IR JUN CH Breed: Kerry Blue Terrier
Birmingham National 14
Judge: Mr Ron Menaker
GROUP 1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL TAF Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
QUASI MODO WAS BENT THIS IS UNDENIABLE
The News Of The World In The Late Seventies Investigated Corruption In The World Of Dog Showing. After The Exposé Did The Corruption Cease And Go Away, Or Did It Just Go Underground? Terrier World Will Shortly Be Publishing Evidence About Those Events In The 70's And Why We Think That Professional Handlers Should Not Be Allowed To Judge Whilst Still Accepting Money For Their Trade.
April 29 Was The Anniversary Of Frank Kellett's Passing.
BIS WELKS 14
GROUP 1CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL TAF Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
Some of you may remember Terrier World's campaign regarding Professional Handlers Judging as well as the outrage at Crufts 2012 with a Pro Handler Judging The utility Group and his 'Partner' exhibiting in the very next group showing 'Their' dog. And, ex Kennel Club officials Judging whilst their wives exhibited at the same shows. The Practice of Professional Handlers Judging is still an issue that the Elitist KC Club chooses to ignore.
NATIONAL TERRIER 14
Best in ShowCH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox (Wire)
A Special 'PAWSCARS' Award For Eating All Of The Pies
My Grandfather Was 'A KnowlegableTerrier Man'. He Expired 45 Years Ago Age 87. I Always Listened And Took Note Of His Words And Wisdom. He Once Advised Me When I Was A Boy, Never To Trust Men
Terrier Group Judge: Mr Gerrard Morris
BEST OF GROUP CH KING ARTHUR VAN FOLINY HOME Fox Terrier (Wire) DogOwner: MR R & MRS D DE MUNTER-UITERWIJK
BIS Westminster USA 14
PUP OF THE YEAR WINNER TRAVELLA STEP FORWARD
Registrations Down 5,460 From 2012 Figures
Registration figures at the Kennel Club for 2013 totalled 223,770,
Professional Handler Geoff Corish Crufts BIS Judge 2013 - Officiates Again.
[The American Kennel Club Does Not Allow Professional Handlers To Judge,
Post, Email Or Telephone Your Answer To: Professor S P Dean
Another Of Our Great Handlers Has Gone; Ernest Sharpe.
BIS Manchester 14
BEST IN SHOW JUDGE'S CRITIQUE
I would like to thank the officials & committee of Manchester Dog Show for inviting me to judge Best in Show. They are a hardworking team who do their utmost to provide a first class show. They also offer such tremendous hospitality; it is a privilege to judge for them. I had an excellent line-up for Best in Show, as all group winners were true representatives of their breeds & worthy ambassadors of each group.
My BIS winner was the Wire Fox Terrier, Ch Travella Striking Steel. I have judged him before but feel now he is in peak form, maturity has been to his benefit giving him that extra substance & muscle. He has a first class head lovely eye neat well placed ears a lovely flow of neck into shoulder & a short back. His presentation was immaculate, his coat gleaming with condition. On the move he was true up & down & produced a lovely side action. All in all a worthy BIS winner.
STUART PLANE BIS Judge
Group Judge: Mrs C E Cartledge
1 BROWNE-COLE Mrs S Ch Travella Striking Steel
BIS Boston 14
Best In Show JUDGE MARGARET WILDMAN
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the officers & committee of the Boston championship show, for their kind invitation to judge BIS for the very first time, & also for the hospitality afforded to both my husband & I over the duration of the show.
GROUP Judge: Sigurd Wilberg
GROUP 1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
RBIS LKA 13
Group & BIS Judge: Mr Frank Kane
1: BROWNE-COLE Mrs S Ch Travella Striking Steel
BIS MIDLAND COUNTIES 13
1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
SOUTH WALES RBIS 13
1: CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
MONTGOMERY BIS 13
Best in show at Montgomery County terrier show in Pennsylvania was the US’ current Top Dog, the Wire Fox Terrier Gr Ch Afterall Painting The Sky, handled by Gabriel Rangel for Victor Malzoni Jr. Last year '12 Gabriel also won BIS with a Lakeland Terrier owned by Mr Malzoni.
BELFAST RBIS 13
Judge: Mr Tom Johnston
1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
1: BROWNE-COLE Mrs S Travella Striking Steel
Judge: Mr R A Hunt
1: AVERIS, Mrs J & BARKER Mr T Ch Katerinas Land Spicy Cherry At Saredon
Judge: Harry O'Donoghue (Ireland)
1: AVERIS, Mrs J & BARKER Mr T Ch Katerinas Land Spicy Cherry At Saredon
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM 13
Judge: Mr Philip J Greenway
1: SMITH Mrs V Ch Faymar Fine Romance
GROUP 1 & BIS SKC AUG 13
Group Judge: Mr S Plane
GROUP 1 CH TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire)
WELSH KENNEL CLUB BIS13
Judge: Mr Les Aspin
1: G1 & BIS BROWNE-COLE Mrs S Travella Striking Steel
Judge: Mrs Z Thorn-Andrews
1 AVERIS, Mrs J & BARKER Mr T Ch Katerinas Land Spicy Cherry At Saredon
RBIS Paignton 13
Group Judge: Mrs Patsy Hollings
1: & RBIS BROWNE-COLE Mrs S Travella Striking Steel
BIS Leeds 13
Group Judge: Mr B Rodgers
1 & BIS BROWNE-COLE Mrs S Travella Striking Steel
East Of England 13
Group Judge's Critique Mr M S King
Can I thank the Officers and Committee of the East of England for inviting me to judge the Terrier Group, and the reception and hospitality throughout the day, it’s sincerity and warmth very much complimented the weather, which allowed the representative Best of Breeds to be shown in first class conditions.
BIS Windsor 13
Judge: Mr P J Eardley
1 & BIS: BARKER, Mr & Mrs A & J & AVERIS Mr J Am Ch Kells Touch Of Fleet St
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE BLACKPOOL 13
I was honored to be invited to judge the Group at this year’s show which had a lovely atmosphere. My thanks go to officers and committee for their excellent hospitality and making my day most enjoyable.
A full compliment of terrier was present and the overall quality and standard of the group was high, with strong competition between some top quality exhibits. For my short list I selected the Airedale, Bull Terrier, Min Bull, Wire Fox, Smooth Fox, Skye, Dandie Dinmont and the Norwich for further consideration.
G1 was Browne-Cole’s, Wire Fox, Travella Striking Steel, a truly striking dog full of personality and character, excellent breed type, well balanced with excellent outline. Lovely head, long and clean, good ears, good neck and shoulders, short back, well made body, short coupled, muscular loin, strong hindquarters, good tail and carriage. Moved true and soundly, with drive around the ring.
G2. was Averis & Barker’s, Airedale, CH. Katherina’s Land Spicy Cherry of Saredon, an attractive well balanced bitch, nice size, good outline, lovely feminine head well balanced with keen expression, good neck flowing into well placed shoulders and level topline. Good ribs and body, short coupled, muscular loin, soundly made quarters. Moved well, from driving quarters.
G3. Was Tinsley’s, Dandie Dinmont, CH. Cloverwood Royal George, a well balanced dog, good size and outline, Good head, balanced, strong muzzle, well placed shoulders, good soundly made quarters fore and aft, well made body, good typical topline, good coat. Good tail. Moved and showed very well.
G4. Was Boyes & Jones, Smooth Fox Terrier, Am CH. Absolutely Out Of Sight, a smart well balance dog, good head and ears, small dark eye, keen expression, nice neck and shoulders, short back and well set tail. Moved Well.
Peter E. Bakewell Judge.
GROUP 1 & BIS TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL
BIS Border Union
GROUP 1 & BIS TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox Terrier (Wire) (MRS S BROWNE-COLE)
BEST :AVERIS, Mrs J & Mr A Barker Katerinas Land Spicy Cherry At Saredon AIREDALE TERRIER Bitch
Southern Counties 13
Judge: Mrs Eileen Needham
1 AVERIS, Mrs J & KANTIJEVSKAJA Mrs J Katerinas Land Spicy Cherry At Saredon AIREDALE Bitch
Judge: Mr A Westwood
SKC BIS 13
Best In Show TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Breed: Fox (Wire)
Judge: Mrs S A McCourt
AM CH ABSOLUTELY OUT OF SIGHT (IMP USA) Fox (Smooth (D) BOB SKC
( MESSRS J SMITH, E BOYES & K JONES)
SAORE LITTLE CREAM SODA (IMP ITA) NAF TAF Sealyham (D) BOB SKC
( MESSRS J SMITH, E BOYES & K JONES)
It's Interesting that both of the above dogs were listed at SKC as now being owned by Geoff Corish. The bracketed names are as they were listed at National Terrier. We look forward to seeing the listings for Bath and
Birmingham National BIS 13
GROUP 1 & BIS TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL Fox (Wire)
Judge: Mr Dan Ericsson
TERRIER GROUP WELKS 13
GROUP 1 TRAVELLA STRIKING STEEL
Best in Show Judge: Jane Miller
Best in Show KATERINAS LAND SPICY CHERRY OF SAREDON Breed: Airedale Terrier (MRS J AVERIS)
Professional Dog Walker Geoff Corish BIS Judge Crufts 2013
The Powers That Be At The Kennel Club Decided To Invite A Paid Handler To Judge Best In Show At Crufts 2013 - He Awards CCs In 37 Breeds.
Terrier Group CRUFTS 13
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE CRUFTS 13
I was honoured to be asked to judge the Terrier Group at this prestigious show. I enjoyed the day and had a number of quality exhibits to go over although a number of exhibits were unsettled and lost out on movement, after careful consideration I short listed nine dogs from which I would choose my final four. Border
Judge Mr Paul Wilkinson
BEST CH SALENA THE SPECIAL ONE
Chairman Steve Dean Should Tell Us Why The Kennel Club Data Base Is Only Available To Border Terriers.
After You Have Visited The Above Link You Must Email Professor Dean
Liverpool Streaker Mark Roberts Is Retiring After 519 Naked Exposures.
Mark Told Me That The Only Time That He Ever Had A Problem Was At
The NEC Crufts 2010 When He was Tortured By Security Staff Whilst Cowardly
Kennel Club Representatives Looked On Laughing.
Streak! The Man Who Can’t Keep His Clothes On was be shown
on Channel 4 on Thursday Feb. 14 at 10pm
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE MANCHESTER 13
My thanks to the officers & committee for their invitation to judge the terrier group & for their hospitality.
It was a very strong group with only the Bull Terrier & the Parson Russell absent.
I chose 8 dogs for further consideration: the Border, WFT, Irish, Kerry Blue, Manchester, Scottish, Stafford, & WHWT.
G1 was the WHWT, Ch Faymar Fine Romance, excellent head & expression, nice reach of neck, compact body, moved with drive, kept her shape on the move.
G2 was the WFT, Am Ch Hamptoncourt Mystique at Valken, sound moving bitch, lovely head & expression, good front assembly, well let down behind
G3 was the Irish Terrier, Wyndham Eithne, long head, well placed ears, good body with racy outline.
G4 was the Kerry Blue, Torum’s Calico Jack, masculine dog, correct balance throughout & impressive on the move.
TERRIER GROUP JUDGE BOSTON 13
I shortlisted 6 in the group: the Border Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Lakeland, Norfolk, SCWT & the Stafford.
I was very pleased with my line-up, but I was disappointed that some other top winners had been beaten in the earlier stages & were therefore not representing their breed today.
G1 was the Lakeland, Ch Kebulak Man After Midnight, red dog with correct head & expression, well made throughout, super coat in first class order, moved & showed to perfection.
G2 was the Border T, Picer Grace Darling, lovely type, good head, neck & shoulder, excellent coat, sound mover, just beat the Dandie on coat.
G3 was the Dandie, Ch/Aus Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic, top class bitch of excellent type, super movement. Just needed more coat.
G4 was the Norfolk, Brickin Uppercrust, good head, expression, neck & shoulder, excellent body, moved very well, a real showgirl!
GROUP 1 CH KEBULAK MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT Breed: Lakeland Terrier
Judge: Ernie Darby
Firstly I would like to thank the officers & committee for kindly inviting me to judge at this friendly & well run show.
G1 went to the WHWT, Ch Pepabby Prank, excellent head shape, very good overall make & shape, moved so well both going & coming, nice to see black nails, but it was his superb showmanship that just tipped the scales.
G2 Pushing hard in second place was the Skye, Ch Salena The Special One, beautifully presented, long punishing head, correct ears & placement, lovely arch to neck, the best of toplines both standing & on the move, a pleasure to see pads when going.
G3 was Ch Stuane Florette, top quality Scottie bitch I have long admired, she fits the Standard so well. In excellent form, but just lacked a little in animation on the final move.
G4 was Am Ch Hamptoncourt’s Mystique at Valken, WFT, classy bitch & very worthy champion, moved true both ways.
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