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Border Union 10 Judge
BORDER BORDER UNION 10
Judge(s) MISS TRACEY JAMES
DCC GRINDELVALD IN FULL CRY JW (MRS M BAILEY)
1 Horner’s Stineval Marashino, upstanding puppy, nice head with strong muzzle, racy & narrow, easily spanned & steady on the move. Would prefer better upper arm angulation;
2 Wallace’s Hobholt Helmsman, straight front with good angulation & deep in brisket. Not as steady on the move;
3 Jackson & Dugdale’s Krikbyvalley Auroa.
1 Matthew’s Rexlands Cock Robin, handy size, good handy size, good head & expression, thick double coat, good bone & length of rib, moved true. BPD;
2 Archibald’s Lairehope Lord Of The Glen at Tweedburn, pleasing head, neat front & good rear angulation. Not in the best of coat;
3 Peacock’s Ragatam Let’s Go.
1 Alexander’s Glenbucket Clan Chief, like him a lot, strong upstanding dog, narrow throughout, good bone, straight front, level topline, nicely balanced & in good coat, moved very well;
2 Willis’ Badgerbeck Beau Gest, similar to 1 but lost out on movement;
3 Wildey’s Brumborder River Skipp.
1 Harrison’s Iacheslei Cantus, handy size, easily spanned, balanced & not overdone, good carrot tail, moved & showed well;
2 B Beau Gest;
3 Lowry’s Ravenside Valleymoss.
1 I Cantus;
2 R Let’s Go, racy, upstanding puppy, narrow but deep. Not as positive as 1 on the move;
3 Hollingsbee’s Xapex Santiago at Otterwood.
1 Anderson’s Minx’s Diamond, pleasing head & expression, up to size, but balanced, narrow, good shoulders & moved well. Lacked sparkle in the challenge;
2 Houston’s Earthwise Wolfbane, smaller type, good front & rear angulation, let down by tailset;
3 Hodgson’s Solitary Mist.
1 Bailey’s Grindelvald in Full Cry, just what I was looking for, strong masculine head, racy & narrow with a level topline complemented by a neat carrot tail, excellent condition throughout, light on his feet & moved effortlessly round the ring. DCC & BOB;
2 Johnson & Williams’ Quarryway Dill, excellent specimen & a lot to like, different type to 1, lovely expression, good neck & shoulders, clean balanced outline, very showy, close decision. RCC;
3 Wheatley’s Remony Blue Diamond at Loiriston.
Another good class, all placed dogs worthy of winning.
1 Culley’s Earthwise Deuteronomy, pleasing head, excellent straight front, narrow throughout, good length of rib, level topline. Coat not at its best. Moved very well;
2 Peacock’s Ch Ragatam Harris, smaller type, in good coat & hard condition, easily spanned. Preferred the racy lines of 1. Showed & moved well;
3 Fryer’s Ch Irton Up Helly Aa.
1 Knight’s Southash Party Knight, beautiful balanced baby, sweet head & expression, narrow straight front, good double coat, one to watch. BP;
2 Horner’s Stineval Santina, smart puppy, narrow racy lines. Would prefer better front angulation. Steady on the move;
3 Wallace’s Hobalt Highlite.
1 Lothian’s Lairehope Sapphire Rose, pretty b/t, handy size, nice head & expression, in excellent coat. Not handled to her advantage;
2 Johnson’s Joncroft Never Unprepared, upstanding bitch, straight front, moved OK. A little on the heavy side & lacked coat.
1 Armstrong’s Badgerbeck Blizzard at Ploughdown, racy b/t, narrow throughout, good length of rib, nice level topline, good front & rear angulation, strides out on the move. Didn’t move as well in the challenge;
2 Johnson’s & Williams’ Biddestone Poppyseed, handy size, very pretty, lovely expression, balanced throughout, good coat. Lost to 1 on maturity, liked her a lot;
3 Hollingsbee’s Otterwood Blueberri.
1 Wright’s Totherend Tonic, smaller type but balanced, pleasing head, good shoulders, level topline & lovely carrot tail, an excellent double coat, moved very well;
2 Houston’s Hollowpoint New Beginning for Earthwise, racy blue, narrow throughout & workmanlike, not as feminine as 1;
3 Archibald’s Plushcourt Retraced.
1 Hollingsbee’s Otterwood Blueberri, sweet head & expression, good front & rear angulation, in good coat. Would prefer a little more daylight under her;
2 Morgan’s Sextonmagic Tamarind at Taralyon, pleasing expression, narrow throughout & well muscled. Let down by tailset;
3 Fraser’s Achnagairn Smart Card.
A difficult class.
1 Culley’s Joncroft Scullery Maid at Apasc, racy narrow bitch, carrying a very heavy double coat, strong but feminine head, good length of rib & level topline, moved OK;
2 Johnson’s Joncroft Waterkelpie, smart bitch. Not as narrow as 1 but balanced in outline, moved with purpose;
3 Allison’s Tividale Maple.
A good class.
1 Fryer’s Irton Polka, racy upstanding bitch, lovely otter head, good shoulders, front & rear angulation, carrying an excellent double coat, moved freely round the ring on a loose lead. RBCC;
2 Mitchell’s Ragatam Jasmine at Paleside, smaller type but balanced & easily spanned, very pretty bitch, shown in excellent condition, moved very well;
3 Wade’s Partridgdale Blue Berry.
1 Gregory’s Ch Remony Barley Twist, strong but feminine head, lovely expression, good bone, straight front, well angulated front & rear, narrow throughout & easily spanned, moved true with good drive from behind. BCC;
2 Fraser & Butler’s Blue Tutu via Ycart, finer type, straight front, narrow throughout, very workmanlike. Not as feminine as 1. Moved very well. Would like to see her with more coat.