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Richmond 12 Judge
BORDER RICHMOND 12
Judge: Miss Diane Swales (Grabbist)
BEST OF BREED : 3139 IRVING Mrs K. M. Dandyhow Dr Walter
BORDER JUDGE RICHMOND 12
In general mouths were good & there was only one kinked tail. I was disappointed to find how many Borders have been bred with thin, tight pelts & there were too many upright shoulders resulting in stilted movement. I was really pleased to find that more dogs were shown free standing & on a loose lead.
VD (1) A.
1 Norris' Brookbank Beauly, pleasing pup of good build, well placed shoulders, good coat & pelt, excellent teeth & bite in good head, moved well;
2 Roslin-Williams' Mansergh Burne Jones, very young looking pup, well put together, narrow deep chest, moved correctly, good bite & teeth;
3 Singh's Ragatam Poco for Borderbridge.
1 Thomas' Daluce Soldier Of Fortune, balanced pup of workmanlike, racy appearance, good loose pelt, moved strongly;
2 Bladen's Daluce Fight Or Fall for Emblehope, very like 1 who I find is a litter mate. Just not quite so strong in movement;
3 Hollingsbee's Otterwood Cyrus.
1 RCC, Hunt's Ottaswell Palamedes, clear winner of this class. Looks fit for purpose, excellent Border head, good teeth & correct bite, nice loose pelt & good coat, moved well & true, meets the Standard in all respects & I will follow his career with interest;
2 Rumsan's Saygo of Hassage, good coat & pelt, moved well & positively;
3 Waller's Question Master.
1 O Palamedes;
2 Tuffin's Othamcourt Woodchat at Oatberry, very pleasing youngster, good head, correct dentition, moved well;
3 Johnson's Kosmic Sun over Karison.
1 Ramus' Onthill Fernando, well made, in good outline, good loose pelt, moved with drive;
2 Yates' Okarito Omar, very like 1 who just had the edge in movement;
3 Fulker's Foxpaw Brilliant Disguise.
1 Cobstoneway Lazy River, otter head with good teeth & bite, correct loose pelt, racy outline, good length of neck, flexible, well presented & moved well;
2 Dean's Digmoor Captain Rook by Tyrian, very similar to 1 & pressed hard for first place;
3 Bishop's Withershine Victor.
1 CC, BOB & G2, Irving's Dandyhow Dr Walter, meets Standard, lovely outline, everything in place with good reach of neck, well placed shoulders, super pelt & coat, good big teeth, moved strongly holding his topline, very well presented & shown freely;
2 Jackson's Clipstone Tailor, very well constructed dog, well presented & moved strongly; 3 Wilson's Olderhill Afortunado.
1 Day's Gameway Cappucino of Withershine, smart bitch who carried her 7 years well, good Border head, correct mouth, pelt & coat good, moved briskly;
2 Prevost & Hopkins' Argentail Bucks Fizz, pleasing head, in good jacket, movement lacked drive.
1 Roslin-Williams' Mansergh Lizzie Siddal, small beautifully made bitch, pleasing outline, moved well, well presented;
2 Norris' Brookbank Brora, nice pup of good shape, moved well, good pelt & coat;
3 Channer's Rubyfin Kara Emerald.
1 BP, Irving's Dandyhow Sonata, quality pup, liked her typical head & expression, essential Border appearance, moved well & showed freely, already showing ring presence, one to watch;
2 Girling's Benattivo Double Flame, pleasing youngster, correct in all respects;
3 Nitarska Cedarhill Madame Butterfly.
1 Stockley's Foxfactor Cue The Music, neat little bitch, good pelt, moved & showed well;
2 Godbold's Foxfactor Goody Blue Shoes, b/t, similar to 1, her litter sister. Not quite the same confidence;
3 Small's Tilmoray Turtle Dove.
1 Clark's Gameway Dragonfly, nice head & expression, very good pelt, well presented, moved well;
2 D'Arcy-Donnelly's Mattedonn Elizabeth Taylah, nicely made bitch, correct outline, good coat & pelt, moved well when settled. Understand was unused to handler;
3 Baxter's Sulan Look At Me.
1 Dean's Tyrian Amulet, handy size, good structure, excellent loose pelt, nice head, correct bite, good teeth, well presented, good true movement;
2 Wingfield's Eneonith Dazzling Diamond, pleasing bitch, nice reach of neck, well presented, moved well;
3 Johnson & Williams' Quarryway Tansy.
Some lovely bitches in this class & several placed exhibits could change places on another day.
1 RCC, Dean's Digmoor Kindred Spirit for Tyrian, really eyecatching as she flowed around the ring, very good otter head, teeth & bite, lovely thick pelt, correct in all respects, well shown;
2 Day's Withershins Daddies Girl, very neat bitch, met the Standard for me. Showed & moved well.
1 CC, Widey's Ch Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox, new one to me who caught my eye when she entered the ring & didn't disappoint on a closer check. B/t, fits the Standard in all respects, super hard jacket, moved purposefully, beautifully shown & presented, understand this was her 10th CC;
2 Jackson's Cobstoneway Moon River at Clipstone, very good bitch, lovely thick loose pelt. Unfortunately coat just past its best which spoilt her outline a little but easy to span & structure feels correct;
3 Girling's Benattivo Rosina.