Border Terrier Club Shows

Championship Show 2019, 30th March, H&H Exhibition Hall, Carlisle


The Club wish to thank Platinum Dog Food for their generous sponsorship of our Championship Show

Photographs kindly provided by  Joyce Martin Photography     

Judge: Mrs Denise Townsend (Llanishen)

Entries: 190 for 231 entries + 19 NFC


Our judge with her main winners


Best In Show
& Dog CC  Ch/Ger Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW



Reserve BIS & BOS & Bitch CC
Ch Brankell Double Or Quits JW



Reserve Dog CC
Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW



Reserve Bitch CC & Best Puppy in Show & Best Puppy Bitch
  Valicetarn Velvet



Reserve Best Puppy in Show & Best Puppy Dog
Comberdown Soaring Spirit

Best Otter Head Valicetarn Velvet

Best Blue and Tan Lynsett Lewis

Oldest Veteran
Hollowmoor Casilva

Thank you to the officers, committee and members of the Border Terrier Club for awarding the honour of judging this prestigious show and for giving me such a warm welcome. The show had a wonderfully friendly atmosphere and I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did. Many thanks to all exhibitors for their entries, and for allowing me the opportunity to go over their dogs, something I consider a privilege. My stewards Judy and Judith looked after me perfectly and kept everything moving smoothly.

I was very pleased with my winners and with the overall standard of the entry. Some causes for concern included a small number of wry mouths in the early dog classes, exhibits with barely any undercoat and some heads which were lacking strength in their under-jaw.


Special Dog or Bitch Holding a Working Certificate Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Veteran Dog Entries 10 Absentees 2


1st: Ch Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer) A quality dog who I awarded RCC back in 2013. Still in superb condition and moving well. Lovely flowing body lines, racy and well balanced with a good reach of neck.Typical Border head with broad skull, strong teeth, dark eye and pleasing expression.

2nd: Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer) Lacking a jacket today, but much to like and built along the right lines. Really fit and well-muscled.  Excellent movement with drive from behind.

3rd: Ch Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald) A quality oldie with pleasing head and expression and strong muzzle.  Good level topline maintained on the move, good tail and tailset.
Res: Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
VHC: Ch/Am/Can Ch Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)

Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 1


1st: Comberdown Soaring Spirit (Mr I & Mrs A Higham) Lots of promise, narrow front and ribs carried well back, easily spanned and good reach of neck. Lovely harsh coat. Moved and showed well. An attractive youngster. Best Puppy Dog & Reserve Best Puppy in Show

2nd: Northborders Footman (Miss J North) Similar style to my winner with excellent topline maintained on the move.  Well-proportioned and balanced but preferred head of my winner.

3rd: Awbrooksky Out Of Bounds (Mr R & Miss L Goddard) Well-made throughout, nice length and rib.  Attractive head but rather lacking under-jaw.
Res: Prince Rainbow Blue (R Bevan)
VHC: Brankell Big Break For Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)

Puppy Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 2


1st: Hawcoat Super Trooper (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner) Well balanced blue and tan with clean straight front and flat rib. Attractive head. Good hind angulation; moved with drive.

2nd: Cashelrock Black Bush (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore) Built along the right lines with lovely reach of neck. Typical head and expression. Coat in super condition.

3rd: Valicetarn Blue Cosmos at Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Lovely otter head with keen dark eye. Much to like and moved well but didn’t always co-operate with his handler!
Res: Prince Rainbow Blue
VHC: Cashelrock Ballywhoo (Mrs S Parle)

Junior Dog Entries: 13 Absentees: 2


1st: Cedarhill Dish Of The Day For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) Handy size, well balanced and just the right amount of bone. Racy lines with good topline and reach of neck.Moved and showed well but jacket just coming through.
2nd: Stowthorney Wicker Man (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green) Striking red dog and a very attractive type.  Good harsh coat and thick pelt. Lovely cat-like feet.

3rd: Dallas Dhu by Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus) Slightly heavier type than those placed before him but much to like. Lovely dark grizzle with excellent coat. Moved very well around the ring.
Res: Fehmarn Moel Ceiliog (Mrs J Morton Shaw)
VHC: Kadaredhills Breaking Free (Mrs J Potts)

Yearling Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 2


1st: Billyboy Blue At Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe) Well balanced blue and tan with clean straight front and good reach of neck. Pleasing head and expression. Moved and showed well for his handler.

2nd: Northborders Marlon Brando JW (Miss J North) Nicely proportioned but up to size for me; built along the right lines with racy outline and flat rib. Very striking rich red colour.

3rd: Ridgebow Two Hoots (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) Pleasing type with good overall conformation. Lovely harsh coat and thick pelt. Up on his toes and showed well.  
Res: Brackenfell Born To Be Alive (Mr I Single)
VHC: Thornheswin New Beginning (C Boyd)

Special Beginners Dog Entries: 3  Absentees: 0


1st: Prince Rainbow Blue Rich red grizzle dog built along racy lines and easily spanned. Well presented and moved well.
 
2nd: Carrickfarm Magnus (Mr M & Mrs C Gosling) Nice topline that was maintained on the move and good hind angulation. Pleasing head and expression. Carrying a little too much weight.

3rd: View Of The Sea Fellow (Mr L N & Mrs J Graham) Racy dog with good head, reach of neck and lay back of shoulder. Moved and showed with confidence.

Post Graduate Dog Entries: 9  Absentees: 1 + 1 w/d


1st: Ravenside Chabadabada (Mr I Maclagan) Much to admire, good level topline and reach of neck. Ribbed well back and just the right amount of bone. Lovely harsh jacket.

2nd: Kirkbyvalley Silent Storm (Mr L & Miss I M Jackson & Dugdale) In good fit condition and well made throughout. Harsh coat and thick pelt. Not moving as freely as the winner.

3rd: Bordurrock Rainbow Rising (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies) In fine fettle and nicely proportioned. Neat feet and up on his toes. Showed well but would have liked a stronger head. 
Res: Brackenfell Born To Be Alive
VHC: Bordergold Rudolph (Mrs A Sutton)

Mid Limit Dog Entries: 9  Absentees: 1


1st: Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong) Best blue and tan of the day. Just the right size and well made throughout.  Good overall balance and an attractive dog. Moved out with purpose and showed well.

2nd: Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory) In lovely fit condition and very attractive type. Clean straight front and flat rib, ribbed well back. Pleasing head and keen dark eye. 

3rd: Brackenfell Rock The Boat For Vandamere JW (Mr S Pollit) Good for bone and well angulated. Nice length and flat rib. Well-presented and shown but lacking in coat on the day.
Res:Thorneyburn Peace Pipe at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
VHC: Lairehope Duke Diamante (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)

Limit Dog Entries: 13 Absentees: 1 + 1 w/d


1st: Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe) Pleasing type of correct size; easily spanned, flat rib and ribbed well back. Typical Border head with keen expression; lovely harsh jacket and loose pelt. Moved and showed with confidence.

2nd: Glenbucket Highland Lad ( Mrs N Anderson & Mrs A Howard) Striking red dog in excellent condition with good harsh coat and thick pelt. Just the right amount of bone and good hind angulation. Covered the ground with purpose on the move. 

3rd:Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V L Atkinson) Good clean front, reach of neck and well laid shoulder. Very attractive head but lacking in jacket. 
Res: Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC: Keebank Jack Frost (Mr S Russell & Miss D Maynard)

Open Dog Entries: 16  Absentees: 5 + 1w/d
 

1st: Ch/Ger Ch Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis) I awarded this dog best puppy in show in 2013 and said in my report that I would watch his progress with interest! His record since speaks for itself, and he is in top condition and as fit as a fiddle. Lovely flowing body lines with super flat rib and clean straight front. Strong head with dark eye and keen expression, strong muzzle and strong teeth. Moved and showed to perfection with real ring presence.  Dog CC & Best in Show

2nd: Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW (Mrs M Fleming) I really liked this dog and he was unlucky to come up against my winner today. Very typical with good conformation and much to admire. Topline maintained on the move.  Excellent harsh coat and pleasing otter head. Reserve Dog CC

3rd: Raleniro Second Time Around ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas) Racy dog with flat rib and good level topline. In good harsh coat and in tip top condition. Preferred the head of 1 and 2.
Res: Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald)
VHC: Howthwaite Grainsgill (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)

Veteran Bitch Entries: 12  Absentees: 5 


1st: Ch Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J M Phillips) A lovely bitch and worthy of her title. Lovely otter head with dark eye and keen expression.  In super condition and moved and showed to perfection.
  
2nd: Southash Cherry Bliss at Smurfski (Mr J Yore) Built along the right racy lines with good topline and overall balance. Pleasing head and expression.

3rd: Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine) Much to like. Broad flat skull with typical head. Good confirmation and nice tail and tailset.  Up on her toes and looked ready for anything.
Res: Crosby Dark Duchess (A Johnson)
VHC: Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)

Minor Puppy Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees: 4


1st:  Comberdown Colleen (Mr I & Mrs A Higham) Litter sister to my best puppy dog and an absolute baby with lots of promise. Attractive head and keen dark eye; very feminine and built along lovely racy lines but with just the right amount of bone.

2nd: Otterbobs Georgia Blue (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin) Also immature but built along the right lines. Pleasing head and expression with coat just coming through. Well presented and moved with confidence.

3rd: Tarkaswell Waltzin Matilda (Mrs C E Samsom) More mature than 1 and 2. Level topline maintained on the move and flat rib. Moved and showed well. Lovely harsh coat.
Res: Stineval Grace Star (Mr A & Mrs C Horner)
VHC: Howthwaite Gay Dusky (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)

Puppy Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees: 1


1st: Valicetarn Velvet (Mrs V I Mason) An absolute cracker this one. Well balanced with clean, straight front, flat rib and good hind angulation; easily spanned.  My choice for best otter head with lovely dark eye and broad skull. Harsh coat and thick pelt. Moved and showed like a show veteran. Reserve Bitch CC & Best Puppy in Show & Best Puppy Bitch

2nd: Picer Martha Logen (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) Good overall balance and built along lovely racy lines with level topline maintained on the move. Very feminine and attractive. 

3rd: Alcumlow Portobello Road (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber) Everything in the right place with sound conformation. Flat rib, ribbed well back and easily spanned. Moved confidently.  
Res: Smurfski Seismic Bliss (Mr J Yore)
VHC: Foxfactor Fire Cracker (Mrs K D Stockley)

Junior Bitch Entries: 20 Absentees: 4


1st: Awbrooksky Margot Robbie (Mr R & Miss L Goddard) In super condition with harsh coat and thick pelt.  Lovely flowing racy lines with good overall balance. Typical head and expression with good dark eye. Moved and showed well for her handler.

2nd: Onthill Daydreamer (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus) Much to admire and built along the right lines. Great topline maintained on the move and very attractive. Moved with confidence.

3rd: Irton Sovay (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Feminine with typical head and expression, nice strong muzzle and dark eye. Good conformation and overall balance. Moved very well around the ring.
Res: Bardenfox Queen of the Road (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
VHC: Mysulan Go Easy (Mrs S J Baxter)

Yearling Bitch Entries: 8  Absentees: 2


1st: Beaconpike River Sky (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Up on her toes and looked like she would work all day. Just the right size and built along the right lines. Moved well but not always co-operative with her handler.

2nd: Thornheswin Thats My Girl (Mr J C Dixon) Racy outline with flat rib and ribs carried well back. Very feminine and pleasing head and expression.

3rd: Otterbobs Duchess (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin) Good for bone and well angulated. Striking colour with good harsh coat and thick pelt. Moved very well around the ring and well presented.
Res: Goxfell Reivers Rose (Mrs J A Stamp & Mr D C Joyce)
VHC: Etterbern The Baroness (Mr L Reynolds)

Special Beginners Bitch Entries: 12  Absentees: 1


1st:  Smurfski Seismic Bliss Lovely feminine blue and tan bitch. Very attractive type with everything in the right place. Harsh coat with just the right ticking. Moved and showed well.

2nd: Otterpaws Take It Easy With Raleniro (Mr D J & Mrs D A Lorraine) Built along the right lines with nice length and rib. Flat topline, maintained on the move. Nice tail and tailset. Pleasing head and expression.

3rd: Foxwater House Of Jazz (Mrs J Spence) Good for bone and well angulated. Good overall balance, reach of neck and shoulder placement. Moved and showed well for her owner.
Res: Stockghyll Annabelle (Mr S & Mrs S Kennedy)
VHC: Otterpaws Lyin Eyes (Miss A M Dixon)

Post Graduate Bitch  Entries: 19  Absentees: 6


1st: Nantcoch Field Skipper (Mrs J M Phillips) Lovely feminine bitch. Racy, with clean straight front and well balanced. Typical head and expression. Moved well once she settled down and showed well.

2nd: Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser) Another nice bitch. Just the right amount of bone, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Very feminine with pleasing otter like head.

3rd: Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs M A Heathcote) Lovely racy bitch with great overall balance, not overdone in any way. Coat not at its best.
Res: Alcumlow Heather At Sensevalley (Mr D & Mrs C Payne)
VHC: Achnagairn Tutti Frutti (Mrs A Fraser)

Mid Limit Bitch Entries: 12  Absentees: 4


1st: Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser) Much to admire with good level topline, up on her toes and excellent hind angulation with lovely tail. Moved and showed well for her handler.

2nd: Bardenfox Tale as Old as Time (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) Well made throughout but up to size for me.  Good level topline maintained on the move. Moved with confidence.

3rd: Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin) Much to like about this feminine blue and tan bitch. Racy lines and flat rib, ribbed well back and easily spanned.  Pleasing head and expression. Moved well.
Res: Catgallows Serendipity (Mrs V I Mason)
VHC: Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)

Limit Bitch Entries: 12  Absentees: 2 + 1w/d


1st: Caznray Just A Mystery From Thornheswin (Mr J C Dixon) Lots to like, just the right amount of bone, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Clean front and flat rib. Typical otter head with dark eye. Moved well around the ring.

2nd: Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter) A very striking blue and tan bitch with much to admire.  Everything in the right place with level topline, strong hind angulation. Up on her toes and moved well.

3rd: Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley) Very feminine; narrow with excellent hind angulation. Good reach of neck, flat rib and clean flowing lines, topline maintained on the move.
Res: Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
VHC: Fehmarn Moelwynbach (Mrs J Morton Shaw)

Open Bitch Entries: 10  Absentees: 6


1st: Ch Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly) A good quality bitch with real ring presence, focused on showing all the time she was in the ring. Well made throughout with attractive head and expression and keen dark eye. Easily spanned and moved with drive and purpose. Bitch CC & BOS & Reserve BIS
2nd: Argentail Titania by Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus) Another lovely bitch with much to admire. Ribs carried well back and easily spanned. Good overall balance. Super harsh jacket. Moved and showed well for her handler.

3rd: Byrewick Valentine (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green) Built along the right lines with good level topline, reach of neck into well laid shoulders.  A little up to size for me.  Moved well.
Res: Crosby Dark Duchess (A Johnson)

Brace Entries: 10 Absentees: 4
1st: Catgallows Serendipty/Valicetarn Velvet (Mrs V I Mason)
2nd: Nantcoch Field Skipper/Ch Nantcoch Ffion JW ShCM (Mrs J Phillips)
3rd: Foxfactor Fancy Free/Foxfactor Fire Cracker (Mrs K Stockley)
Res: Otterpaws Munnin/Otterpaws Mountain High (Mrs K Stockley)
VHC: Blue Duke of Cumbria/Crosby Dark Duchess (Mrs A Johnson)




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