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Boston 11 Judge
BORDER BOSTON 11
Judge(s) LYNDA WARD
DCC CH QUARRYWAY DILL (MRS B & MR K E JOHNSON & WILLIAMS)
Many thanks to my stewards for their unobtrusive efficiency and to all the exhibitors for a nice entry. Type and quality varied and today coats were at various stages although this didn't materially affect placings. Last time I judged I noted that small teeth were prevalent and today I was surprised to find that level bites (although acceptable) predominated, I had 2 undershot mouths and large teeth set in a really good scissor bite were like gold dust. A major concern was movement, partially caused by stifles being too straight so limiting drive and causing a stilted action also often not helped by lack of thigh muscle and there were a number of wide fronts coupled with loose fore action. My final concern was the amount of exhibits that came very heavily to hand. This cannot be discerned by eye since some of the larger dogs were a desireable weight whilst some of the smaller ones were heavy. All that said, I enjoyed the day and was able to find class winners and others of correct type, size and sound movement. Both Open classes were composed throughout of quality exhibits and the CC and RCC winners were fit and worthy ambassadors for the breed.
1 Jenkins' Badgerbeck Pablo. Smart well ticked B/T. Narrow straight front. Lean body. Good tailset. Racey hindquarters. Moved well.
2 Wren & Langdon's Dandyhow Douglas Fir. B/T not the ticking or racy lines of 1 but very nice head, lovely dark eye, strong muzzle. Good topline and tailset. Hard coat.
3 Dean's Cedarhill Beyond The Stars.
1 Jenkins' Badgerbeck Pablo.
2 Docwra's Bandicoot Double Take. Good body lines and turn of stifle. Decent head and ears. Well off for bone. Dense coat.
3 Blakemore's Sextonmagic Willowherb.
1 Stockley's Foxfactor Pied Piper. Stood out for type and quality. Strong masculine head. Well balanced with good body proportions and correct tailset. Alert and moving soundly.
2 Buckle & Flower's Bingobongo Hollywood Blues. Smaller dog with moderately broad skull and keen expression. Very good carrotty tail.
3 Spencer's Cobstoneway River Magic.
1 Stevens' Creswickes Whot A Dandy. Upstanding B/T. Good head proportions. Straight front. Well muscled and moving out well.
2 Tomkin's Hedgebank Fraxinus Exel. Keen eye. Good harsh dense jacket and well shaped tail.
3 Horton's Jinnyjoes Again And Again.
1 South's Borderella Day Tripper. Stylish and well balanced with good turn of stifle. Typical head with broad flat skull, keen eye, lovely expression and wide nostrils.
2 Hodgson's Solitary Mist. Another good one, similar in make and who pushed winner hard but couldn't match head qualities. Good bodylines, in good coat and moving well.
3 Harrison's Iacheslei Cantus JW.
1 Ragatam Joker at Paleside. Right for size with ottery head and strong mouth. Neat feet. Dense harsh coat and thick loose pelt. Short carrot shaped tail.
2 Lowry's Ravenside Ballymoss. Nice dog who moved well keeping a strong topline.Easily spanned with good body proportions. Not the coat of 1.
3 Willis's Badgerbeck Beau Geste.
1 Johnson & Williams' CH Quarryway Dill. Fit masculine boy who doesn't beat a big drum on first sight but is so well constructed on going over. Keen eye and expression and neat ears. Straight front. Easily spanned and coming well to hand. Presented in dense hard jacket. Well angulated fore and aft enabling true easy movement with correct reach and drive which is a pleasure to watch and carried him through to win the class, ticket and breed. CC & BOB.
2 Thomas's CH Byrons Greengrass. Liked him for type, head and wicked expression, coupled with his handy size. Easily spanned, fit and smartly presented. Unlucky to meet such strong competition today. RCC.
3 Davis's CH Hesslemere Hi Karate JW.
1 Johnson's Karison Koffee. Sweet headed feminine youngster with keen expression. Lovely type with well shaped body, dense jacket with good undercoat and nice size for age. Looked good standing and moved with confidence. BP.
2 Girling's Benattivo Faberge. Typical head and expression, longer cast than 1. Looked heavy but was in very thick coat on the desired thick loose pelt.
3 James's Golden Rosa at Blackmine.
1 Peacock's Magic Pearl by Ragatam. Another lovely feminine one with a strong skull and alert expression. Has a neat front, thickly padded feet and dense coat just going over. Drove round the ring with enthusiasm and keeping her topline.
2 Johnson & Williams' Quarryway Tansy. Apologies, my notes didn't record.
3 Lowry's Croalchapel Saariska at Ravenside.
1 Jenkins' Badgerbeck Ballerina. Won this class on movement. Narrow straight front and racy hindquarters. In excellent well muscled condition with harsh dense jacket.
2 Southam's Southash Seabreeze. Apologies, my notes didn't record.
3 May & Whisker's Thistletone Jenny Wren.
1 Higham's IR Ch. Comberdown Rosalie. Very heavilly ticked B/T with the harshest densest jacket of the day. Good breadth of skull strong jaw and well placed eye. Good tail. Up to size for me but her other qualities carried the class.
2 Docwra's Bandicoot Jazz. Apologies, my notes didn't record.
3 Johnson & Williams' Biddestone Poppyseed By Quarryway.
1 O'Shea's Pipruda Tattycoram At Shaamit. Handy sized and feminine. Good head with short strong muzzle. Plenty of turn of stifle.
2 Bone's Iris Sparkling Image at Adrival. Apologies, my notes didn't record.
3 Johnson & Pearson's Rexlands Golden Plover By Karison JW.
1 Guvercin's Achnagairn Code Name Glebeheath JW SHCM. A beautifully balanced bitch who oozes quality. She has a strong yet feminine head, was well presented in hard coat and has lovely bodylines with good forequarters and excellent neck and topline flowing to well set tail. Her angulation enabled sound movement and she was very unlucky indeed to meet the ticket winner. RCC.
2 Thomas's Benattivo Gem Stone For Daluce. Liked this one a lot. Handy sized young lady who has spark, moved well and was easily spanned and ribbed well back. Coat past its best.
3 Girling's Benattivo Rosina JW.
1 Clark's CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW. Really typey and feminine harsh coated B/T who shouts Border. Otterlike head with strong muzzle and alert expression. Ideal size, with moderate bone and substance and comes to hand well. Well angulated both ends and moved out with drive. Quality and type from nose to tail. CC.
2 Pickering's Picer Polyanthus JW. Well presented bitch with good jacket and thick pelt. Strong headed with excellent mouth. Good for size with well shaped rib. Longer cast than winner. Moved soundly but lacked enthusiasm.
3 Jenkins' Badgerbeck Fantacy JW