|Border||Midland Counties 2010 Judge's Critique|
Midland Counties 10 Judge
BORDER MIDLAND COUNTIES 10
Judge(s) MR P D SHARP
DCC COMBERDOWN JAILBREAK TO VANDAMERE JW (MR I & MRS A HIGHAM)
A magnificent entry, the highest in the terrier group. Some exhibits did not have a good otter head and appeared too coarse. Movement was also an issue, as it should be the hindquarters that provide the propulsion, with the topline remaining reasonably level as the dog moves. Tails were somewhat better than when I last judged at this level. I was pleased with my final line-up for both dogs and bitches.
1. Docwra’s Bandicoot Double Take was the best mover in the class. Good straight front and nicely proportioned throughout. Good in head with an unexaggerated skull. Coat was at its best.
2. Blakemore’s Sextonmagic Willowherb, lovely expression and moved out purposefully. Nicely built throughout. Just needs to tighten up a bit and should continue to do well.
3. Wrenn and Langdon’s Dandyhow Douglas Fir.
Disappointing class, with several exhibits not moving well today.
1. Wallace’s Hobholt Helmsman, racy hindquarters contributed to good movement. Appeared very fit and had a good loose hide. Was in good coat. Would have liked a more ottery head.
2. Sextonmagic Willowherb. 3. Stockley’s Foxfactor Pied Piper
A much better class, with several good dogs in contention, but a number had poor coats.
1. Girling’s Benattivo Stitch in Time, still just a puppy by four days and claimed BP award. Well balanced throughout, with an excellent front. Coat was in perfect order and had a good thick pelt. Covered the ground with ease. Good head, very impressed overall.
2. Spencer’s Cobstoneway River Magic, close decision between him and 3. Pleasing front end and head and good on the move. Nicely proportioned throughout. I liked him a lot
3. Cridland’s Beenaben Bonsella
A class of varying types, which made my job rather difficult.
1. Baird’s Dowgri Diggory , RCC. A well deserved winner, but was pushed hard by 2. On the move and on the table, was completely balanced. Shown in excellent coat and was really fit and well muscled. Excelled in neck , pleasing head. Good straight front and good hind angulation contributed to movement.
2. Johnson’s Eltonfurze Pickle was very slightly heavier throughout. Had a good front and tail and was steady on the move. In excellent coat.
3. Moffatt and Zech’s Towden Storm Diver at Laurelton.
1.Higham’s Comberton Jailbreak to Vandermere, CC. The pleased owner told me afterwards that this was the third one – congratulations. So well balanced and sound throughout. Good head and front. Moved well and with drive. In very good coat and a good thick pelt . Lovely dog in all respects.
2. Dean’s Digmoor Captain Rook by Tyrian, another lovely dog, but did not move as well as the winner and a little more animation would have helped. Another good head and again in good coat. Tail well set and a lovely carroty one as well.
3. Newsome’s Kighill Mister Clooney.
1. Johnson and Williams’ Ch Quarryway Dill, a super balanced dog, in lovely condition. Moved well today and coat was at its best. Looked really good but, in the challenge, I preferred the head of LD.
2. Morton Shaw‘s Fehmarn Reap the Harvest, another very good dog throughout. Moved well and was well balanced and proportioned.
3. Patchett’s Chase me Kato at Thorpe.
This was a lovely class of puppies.
1. Morton Shaw’s Fehmarn Fine Romance was pushed very, very close by 2. Beautifully balanced puppy, just eight months old. Good front and reach of neck Moved very well. Head still developing.
2. Johnson And Williams’ Quarryway Tansy, darker in colour than 1. Lovely head, moved well. Straight front, good pelt.
3. Illingworth’s Delightful Lady Luck for Thornyhurst.
The first two stood out from the rest of the class and it was a close decision between them.
1. Aldous’ Othamcourt Snow Bunting at Twigglestone, best bitch puppy. Moved well and just preferred her head. Good size and well proportioned. Another one in good coat. Pleasing to go over. To be critical, tail is a mite long.
2. Norris’ Brookbank Tweed, many of the same comments apply, though the tail was of better length. Another nice puppy.
3. Hamilton’s Gameway Take a Bow.
1.Johnson and Williams’ BIddestone Poppyseed completed a good dayfor this kennel. My notes read ‘beautifully feminine’. Shown in lovely coat and condition. Outstanding head. Covered the ground well on the move.
2. Southam’s Southash Seabreeze, failed in head to 1. Well muscled. Good front and tail set, in good coat today.
3. McPherson’s Brumberhill Bonjour.
1. Dean’s Kindred Spirit for Tyrian, lighter in colour. Well balanced throughout. Good reach of neck, pleasing skull. Good bend of stifle and moved well.
2. Waller’ s Worker’s Playtime was equally well presented, with a nice balance throughout. Pleasing head .Good hind angulation helped movement and kept a good outline on the move.
3. Stockley’s Rhozzum Keynote with Foxfactor.
Difficult class, as I found nothing too outstanding.
1. Parson’s Kyscafter Nimue was the most compact and workmanlike of those present. Well proportioned throughout and in hard condition. Thought the head was the best in the class.
2. Roslin-Williams’ Mansergh Singsong did not appear to put much effort into showing. Lovely front and steady on the move> Good in eye and ears.
3. Dean’s Yeomeadow Heather for Tyrian.
Two delightful bitches led the way here but I just preferred the lines of 1.
1. Johnson’s Karison Kamellia, CC and BOB. Her delighted owner told me afterwards that she was made up today – well done! Lovely head and so well balanced when moving. Eveverything seemed so right from her head to her tail. In excellent coat.
2. McPherson’s Ch. Brumberhill Breeze, RCC, well known Border and a worthy champion. Just a shade longer in the back than 1. Many of the same comments apply. In excellent condition and coat, moved well.
3. Girling’s Benattivo Mulberry.