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Border East Of England 17 Judge's Critique

Border Terrier

KC Breed Standard

East Of England 17 Judge






Having achieved 80 years on my last birthday I have decided that this has to be the last occasion that I award C.C. ‘s in Border Terriers. It’s time for the next generation to step up. In the showring border terriers still come in every size & shape imaginable. Our breed standard is I believe the sketchiest of all the breed standards offering only limited guidance as to the perfect exhibit. What would be wrong with including an ideal ratio of length of body to height at withers? I also have a problem with “Hindquarters – racy” which for me describes a greyhound or a whippet. Surely we don’t want the overangulated hindquarters that have crept into the breed in recent years.
On to the Show! I was very pleased with my entry & had no difficulty finding some worthy winners.

Minor Puppy - Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st - Mysulan Mythical Mylo (Mrs S J Baxter) blue ,narrow throughout. Pleasing outline with good reach of neck & level topline with correctly angulated quarters. Harsh coat, good head qualities & moved steadily BPD

2nd - Kyscafter Equinox (Miss M Newman) grizzle of good length of body, level topline, harsh coat & thick pelt. Just needs to tighten up in front.

Puppy - Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0

1st - Tarkaswell Smart Move To Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee) dk grizzle, liked his length & balance, harsh coat & thick pelt.

2nd - Baillieswells Glengyle At Glebeheath JW (Mrs J Guvercin) A very smart grizzle puppy beautifully presented. Just too square in outline for me.

3rd - Lockhaugh Linx To Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)

Res - Bowencloud Busy Bee (Mrs S J Ruth)

VHC - Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)

Junior - Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

This was a hot class. All 5 placed dogs have qualities to offer the future of the breed.

1st - Oakyard Out N'about At Dassett (Mrs S Spafford) red dog. Liked his length to height proportions, straight front, well angulated, ottery head. A bit short of coat today but coming.

2nd - Oxcroft Jethro (Mr J Price) red grizzle, liked him a lot too. Very good outline, straight front, typical ottery head as always from this kennel, good angulation, moved out well enough.

3rd - Badgerbeck Pluto (Miss L M Jenkins)

Res - Tojamatt Moriarty (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)

VHC - Earthtaw Indiana Jones (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)

Yearling - Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 0

1st - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner) b&t Beautiful otter head on this young dog. Level in topline, well ribbed back, correct rear angulation & harsh coat. Moves with enthusiasm.

2nd - Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter) blue straight front & a lovely outline but just a touch overangulated for me. Harsh coat but more sprinkling of white hairs would be welcome. Good head qualities & moved out well.

3rd - Earthtaw Indiana Jones (Miss J A & Mr M W V Haydon & Gibbings)

Res - Roxambor Space Invader (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)

VHC - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony JW (Miss J Hughes & Mr M J L Kendrick)

Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 8 Absentees: 3

1st - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green) b/t Correct in proportions of length to height, straight front & compact feet. Balanced angulation, harsh coat, masculine head qualities.

2nd - Brewbrads Tricky Trickster (Miss V Bradley) b/t good reach of neck & topline, shoulder well placed & moderate rear angulation. More white hairs in coat would improve & could be stronger in foreface. Moved out well.

3rd - Kersfell Cool River (Mrs M Sneddon)

Res - Tyneaster Special Agent at Raedwulf (Mrs V Atkinson)

VHC - Brumberhill Breitling (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)

Limit - Dog Entries: 10 Absentees: 1

1st - Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas) gr/t Good ottery head, straight front, compact feet. Pleasing reach of neck into level topline, very good angulations, harsh coat & thick pelt. Moved out really well. Preferred his more moderate size to 2.

2nd - Stowthorney Mr Tickle JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green) red very well constructed throughout, straight front, good topline & angulations, masculine head qualities.

3rd - Badgerbeck Pluto (Miss L M Jenkins)

Res - Rhozzum Gwilym (Mrs M Sharp)

VHC - Gameway Mcvitie JW (Mrs P Clark)

Open - Dog Entries: 11 Absentees: 3

1st - CH Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra) g/t I noticed this dog when a puppy. He looked tall & gangly, even out of place in a puppy class but the potential was there. He has developed into a top quality border terrier, correct in every department & moves straight & true from all angles. CC & BOB. Pleased to note he was shortlisted in the Terrier Group

2nd - Int CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong) b/t close up to 1. & built on similar lines. Lovely outline, masculine head qualities with keen expression. He moved on a good stride to win the Res CC.

3rd - Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean)

Res - Ir CH Barnby Caramel Wafer At Bimandi JW ShCM (Mrs M J Holmes)

VHC - Roxambor Magical Timepiece ShCM (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)

Veteran - Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1st - CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer) g/t worthy champion, super ottery head, moved steadily.

2nd - Colourbox Gunpowder (Mrs L A Fordham) b/t quite pleasing with a good coat & pelt, well angulated, moved OK.

Minor Puppy - Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st - Gameway Love Of The Chase (Mrs P Clark) g/t very pleasing puppy, good reach of neck into level topline & well set tail. Straight front ,well ribbed back, harsh coat & thick pelt. Lovely feminine head qualities BPB &BPIB

2nd - Rhozzum Whim (Mrs M Sharp) red, very promising has all the qualities necessary to develop on the right lines, just needs more ring experience.

3rd - Marsirdan Jemima Puddle (Mrs M Service)

Res - Rhozzum Wink at Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)

VHC - Kelcraig Demora (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)

Puppy - Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1st - Lockhaugh Twix (Mr B A Bassett) g/t lovely pup, correct angulations, straight front, super harsh coat,thick pelt, attractive head qualities, moved out well.

2nd - Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth) g/t also correct in construction, neck, topline & tail set. Just preferred head of 1.

3rd - Baillieswells Scapa (Professor A S Milton & Mrs. H Haffenden)

Res - Colourbox Figgy Dowdy For Umbala (Mr & Mrs G J Fordham & Mrs G Cove-Print)

Junior - Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 2

1st - Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong) g/t really lovely, well constructed throughout, excellent harsh coat & most attractive feminine head qualities. Moved really well from all angles. Just needs a little more maturity for top honours.

2nd - Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright) b/t appears heavy due to profuse coat. Underneath I found her well constructed with correct angulations, good neck ,topline & well set, short, carroty tail. Lovely ottery head.

3rd - Lynsett Miss Marple (Mr J R & Mrs V Mann)

Res - Stowthorney Clairvoyant (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)

VHC - Fisherbloom Diaboli At Otterwood (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)

Yearling - Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 1

1st - Shiftyfox Fairydust Of Glenoak (Dr J A & Mrs E J Hudson) g/t nicely balanced, liked her length of rib, correct angulations, straight front, compact feet, well set tail & she moved soundly. Ottery head qualities & just a little stronger in foreface than 2. Who I also liked very much.

2nd - Benattivo Fire Flower JW (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling) r/g A very attractive, well balanced bitch of correct construction throughout.

3rd - Southash Annie Oakley At Smurfski (Mr J Yore)

Res - Byrewick Honoria's Girl (Mrs. L. Foulger)

VHC - Totherend Blue Jean Genie (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)

Post Graduate - Bitch Entries: 16 Absentees: 3

1st - Cobstoneway Love Song JW ShCM (Mrs G Stevens) r/g Lovely feminine head qualities & very pleasing outline with straight front & correct angles fore & aft. Moved out straight & true.

2nd - Picer Flora Mcivor JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) Also of top qualitythroughout. Good reach of neck into level topline with good length of rib,well angulated, straight front & super harsh coat. Just slightly preferred head of 1.

3rd - Charlie's Copycat Via Otterbobs (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)

Res - Cedarhill Shooting Star (Mrs J Alpe)

VHC - Hartswelin She's The One (Miss L J Coleman)

Limit - Bitch Entries: 13 Absentees: 5

1st - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly) g/t A lovely exhibit. Liked her balance of length of body to height at withers. Very good neck, topline & tailset. Straight front & well ribbed back. Feminine head with keen expression.

2nd - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter) b/t A scopier type of bitch who moved really well Straight front & nicely angulated. Harsh coat but would prefer more white hairs present.

3rd - Torryburn Cadenza (Miss J Aldis)

Res - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)

VHC - Badgerbeck Fair Trade (Miss S L Hillman)

Open - Bitch Entries: 12 Absentees: 3

1st - Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine JW (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render) g/t Really appealed for type. I admired her narrow straight front, reach of neck, topline & underline. Well placed shoulder & correct rear angulation. Presented in super harsh coat & she has a typical ottery head. She moves with an economical & reachy stride CC.

2nd - Ploughdown Persephone (Miss C Spencer) r/g soundly constructed throughout with balanced angulation & a very pleasing outline. Shown in a good depth of harsh coat. She has attractive feminine head qualities & she moved straight & true RCC.

3rd - Byrewick Valentine (Mrs. L. Foulger)

Res - CH Tarkaswell Double Agent JW ShCM (Mrs C E Samsom)

VHC - Badgerbeck Cha Cha Cha at Roxambor (Mr B J & Mrs A E Read)

Veteran - Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1st - Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter) That g/t still in tip top condition maintaining her lovely body lines. Shown in super harsh coat she still moves with purpose BV

2nd - Gameway Cappuccino of Withershins ShCM (Mr M J Day) Still in good shape for 12 & a half years. Moved out well.

3rd - Cobstoneway Bayou Sunrise (Mrs G Stevens)

Res - Southash Cherry Bliss at Smurfski (Mr J C B Yore)


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