Border Terrier Club Shows

Open Show, 21st February, Jedburgh

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The Club wish to thank CSJ for their generous sponsorship of our Open Show.

Photographs kindly provided by Joyce Martin Photography

Judge: Ken Fraser (Ycart)

Entries: 87+ 4 nfc for 118


Our Judge Ken Fraser with his main winners


BIS & Best Dog Ch Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald)


Reserve BIS & Reserve Best Dog Riseburn Retro (Miss C Tutin)


Best Puppy Dog & BOSPIS  Earthwise One To Beat (Mr E Houston)


BOS & Best Bitch Beaconpike Venus (Mr S  & Mrs K  Golding)

Reserve Best Bitch
Remony Winter's Diamond JW ShCM (Mrs A E Gregory)


BPIS & Best Puppy Bitch Lynsett Bold Spirit (Mrs L McFarlane)

Best Veteran
Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)

Firstly I would like to say thank you to the Border Terrier Club, committee and its membership for allowing me to judge their show. Many thanks to my two ring stewards Ken and Paul who helped the proceedings run smoothly. Last but certainly not least the exhibitors who sportingly accepted my decisions many thanks to you who allowed me to judge your dogs.
I was more than happy to present my main winners with their relevant top awards. Many of the terriers shown were in fine fettle and we can look forward to a positive future.
Temperaments seemed to be sound. Mouths on the whole were generally good. Coats were at various stages many had good texture and thickness to them with ample undercoat. However I did find a few kinked tails some of which were quite severe some also quite long and thin.
As custodians of the breed as well as breeders and show people alike we must take a careful look at some of the issues creeping into the breed, foreign head shapes with ear sets which would not go amiss on a working Lakeland terrier. Weak muzzles and skulls which fall away under the eye. Front assembly’s, wide fronts, bad shoulder placement, weak pasterns and poor feet were in evidence on some exhibits and they paid the price in the ring for this. Bodies and rib shape are another concern, the breed standard states "deep, narrow, fairly long, ribs carried well back" not short bodies and sprung ribs! Condition and muscle tone are key factors along with many of the other points in the breed standard which all contribute to the overall picture of a working terrier. After all the breed standard starts with the first sentence "essentially a working terrier" a sentence which must be adhered too now and in the future...

Minor Puppy – Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0  


1st: Bordurrock Rainbow Rising (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies)

Narrow front and bodied red dog. Head developing well, good length of neck with well laid shoulders. Correct teeth, coat of good texture, thick pelt. Moved well around the ring holding his topline.

2nd: Foxcraig Magic Dyson (Mr G R Sugars) 

Red, slightly heavier built dog, good bite, thick pelt, carrot tail set well on and thick with it. Moved well front and rear.

3rd: Hemlockstone Nimrod (Mr R H & Miss J A Bryan & Pounder)

Puppy – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 1


1st: Earthwise One To Beat (Mr E Houston)
Blue and tan narrow throughout, nice length of body, lovely expression, correct head shape with good bite, good length of muzzle to head proportions. Correct ear carriage. Good neck into well laid shoulders, neat tight feet well padded. Easily spanned, moved around the ring with drive holding his topline on the move and stood. Lacking in top coat today but evidence of new coat coming through. Best Puppy Dog & BOSPIS

2nd: Lairehope Diamant Rouge (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Red grizzle, dark eye, shorter in muzzle, heavier built. Good jacket and tailset, moved well. I just preferred the bodylines of 1st.

3rd: Earthwise Restless Knight At Pertyck (Mr R Bratton)

Junior – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st: Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Red grizzle, spannable, good coat and tailset, good mouth, neat tight feet, moved well, level topline. 

2nd:Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E & Mrs J Castel)
Narrow built red grizzle dog, nice expression, good bite, thick pelt, short coat of good texture, tail set well on. I preferred the overall movement of 1st.

3rd: Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)

Special Beginners – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1st: Earthwise Restless Knight At Pertyck (Mr R Bratton)
Blue and tan, narrow front and narrow rib, keen expression, moved ok.

2nd: Kalebank Harvester (Mrs S Portsmouth) 
Dark grizzle, ok for head and body, thick pelt, moved ok.

3rd: Foxtower The Doctor (Miss G B M Hurcomb)

Res: Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)

Maiden – Dog Entries: 3 Absentees 0

1st: Earthwise One To Beat (Mr E Houston)

2nd: Earthwise Restless Knight At Pertyck (Mr R Bratton)

3rd: Foxtower The Doctor (Miss G B M Hurcomb)

Novice – Dog Entries:3 Absentees: 0

1st: Earthwise One To Beat (Mr E Houston)

2nd: Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)

3rd: Whittonglebe Clansman (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)

Post Graduate – Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

1st: Riseburn Retro (Miss C Tutin) 
Blue and tan, excellent expression, correct bite, very little stop on a head of correct muzzle and skull proportion’s, flowing neck into well laid shoulders, easily spanned, good length of body with flat ribs, harsh outer coat with plenty of under coat, thick pelt, fit well muscled rear quarters’, well balanced outline, covered the ground well from all angles. Reserve Best Dog & Reserve BIS

2nd: Earthdog Lanyard By Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Narrow red dog, harsh jacket, spannable, well-muscled, moved well, slightly taller than 1st. Preferred the overall shape and outline of winner.

3rd: Whittonglebe Buster (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)

Res: Thorneyburn Peace Pipe at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)

Limit – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 1 

1st: Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)
Grizzle, ok for head, spannable with good shoulders, neat tight feet, moved well, coat coming back through.

2nd: Glenbucket Diamond Geezer (Mrs N Anderson)
Grizzle, ok for head and shoulders, narrow bodied, good tailset.  

3rd: Houndshope Rest Dodd at Thorneyburn (Mrs M Wanless)

Open – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0

1st: Ch Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Fit and conditioned grizzle dog with a keen expression. Correct for head, teeth and ear placement, strong muzzle. Narrow throughout with well laid shoulders, easily spanned, with a loose thick pliable pelt, coat was of correct texture and good depth with undercoat to match. Tailset well on, racy rear quarter’s well-muscled with good tight feet. Moved around the ring with purpose and drive covering the ground well his topline never altered moving or stood. Best Dog & BIS

2nd: Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) 
Rich coloured red grizzle,keen expression good head, mouth and bite.Narrow front, spannable coat of correct texture,well-muscled rear quarter’s, just seemed bit unsettled on the move today.

3rd: Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)

Res: Solitary Mist (Mr D & Mrs C Hodgson)

Minor Puppy – Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 2 

1st: Lynsett Bold Spirit (Mrs L McFarlane)
Red grizzle, lovely feminine expression good head shape, correct teeth and ear placement, flowing into good length of neck. Well laid shoulders. Narrow front continuing through with a narrow body, ribbed well back. Correct tailset, good rear quarter’s, thick pelt and correct coat, tight feet. Moved with drive around the ring holding her topline whilst on the move and stood. Best Puppy Bitch & BPIS

2nd: Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon) 
Red grizzle, narrow front, good length of body, dark eye, ok for tailset. Movement today was better on the class winner.  

3rd: Hemlockstone Diana at Bowencloud (Mrs S J Ruth)

Puppy – Bitch Entries: 1 Absentees: 0


1st: Lairehope Tiara D'or (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian) 
Red grizzle, good head with keen expression, good teeth and bite. Spannable, correct textured coat, thick pelt. Moved well.

Junior – Bitch Entries: 12 Absentees: 6

1st: Beaconpike Venus (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)
Red grizzle, fit and well-conditioned, feminine head with a keen expression, correct mouth, good length of neck into well laid shoulders. Narrow front and narrow throughout, easily spannable, liked her size, well-muscled but racy rear quarter’s, short carrot tail, thick pelt, although not in best of top coats today, plenty of evidence of a harsh jacket coming through. Neat tight feet, moved well around the ring with plenty of drive.  Best Bitch & BOS

2nd: Remony Frosted Ivy JW (Mrs A E Gregory)
Slightly taller red grizzle, similar shape in body to 1st, good mouth, good coat. Moved ok.

3rd: Brumberhill Miss Dior (Mrs N E Ellis)

Res: Merumhor Angel's Share (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)

VHC: Lockhaugh Harlequin By Foxcraig (Mr G R Sugars)

Special Beginners – Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees: 1

1st: Achnagairn Red Card (Mrs A Fraser)
Red grizzle, dark eye, neat ears good for size, spannable. Well-muscled, tight coat with carrot tail, held topline on the move.  

2nd: Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)

3rd: Brackenfell I Go To Pieces (Mrs T J & Miss C A Lister)

Res: Shiftyfox Angel Rosie (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)

VHC: Earthwise Carna At Pertyck (Mr R Bratton)

Maiden – Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 3 

1st: Lynsett Bold Spirit (Mrs L McFarlane)

2nd: Borderxpress Miss Moppet (Mr L Ritson) 
Red grizzle, narrow front and narrow throughout, good tailset. In fit condition, good length of body, up on the leg. Lacking in top coat today.

3rd: Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)

Res: Merumhor Angel's Share (Mr C J & Mrs J H Martin)

VHC: Shiftyfox Angel Rosie (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)

Novice – Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 6 


1st: Merumhor Angel's Share (Mr C & Mrs J Martin)
Red grizzle, keen expression on this bitch, ok for head neck and shoulders. Narrow throughout, good tailset. Lacking in top coat today.

2nd: Whittonglebe Bracken (Puncherton & Mackenzie) 
Rich red grizzle, tight jacket, nice size, fit bitch, ok for teeth.

3rd: Thorneyburn Quaint Quirk (Mrs M J Wanless)

Res: Mishka Mariner (Mrs J. Potts)

Post Graduate – Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 3


1st: Remony Frosted Ivy JW (Mrs A Gregory)

2nd: Beaconpike Stargazer At Bordurrock (Mr D & Mrs E Gillies)
Red grizzle, nice head and expression. Spannable, lovely tight coat. Good mouth, unfortunately not as fit as 1st today.

3rd: Borderxpress Miss Moppet (Mr L Ritson)

Res: Achnagairn Wild Card (Mrs A Fraser)

VHC: Riseburn Rekindled (Miss C Tutin)

Limit – Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 4  


1st: Foxcraig Touch Of Magic For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Red grizzle, dark eye. Alert expression, good mouth, Lovely tight coat, spannable, good tailset.

2nd: Thorneyburn Prim and Proper (Mrs M Wanless)
Blue and tan, lovely thick pelt and harsh coat with plenty of undercoat, neat feet. Moved ok.

Open – Bitch Entries: 5  Absentees: 1

1st: Remony Winter's Diamond JW ShCM (Mrs A E Gregory)
Red grizzle, nice sized bitch, correct mouth, neat ears, good length of neck. Alert expression, spannable, nice flat rib, good length of body with a short carrot tail set well on. Short tight coat and thick pelt. Neat tight feet and fit with good muscle-tone. Reserve Best Bitch

2nd: Ravenside Time Passes (Mr M Lowry) 
Very similar built bitch, keen expression. Good coat and neat tight feet. Very fit, preferred the front assembly and movement of 1st.

3rd: Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)

Res: Glebeheath Goodnite Vienna at Flutorum (Mr E & Mrs J Castel)

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

Veteran – Dog/Bitch Entries: 12 Absentees: 6

1st: Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)
Red grizzle dog, good head and teeth strong muzzle. Nice length of neck into good shoulders. Narrow front and spannable, good length of body. Good feet, well-muscled and fit. Nice carrot tail. Moved very well, held his topline around the ring and when he stood. Best Veteran

2nd: Carrickfarm Maddy (Mrs V M Armstrong) Red grizzle bitch, nice expression, spannable. Lovely thick pelt, good tight coat, correct carrot tail moved well.

3rd: Glenbucket Scot Free (Mrds M J Alexander)

Res: Diamond Skys (Mrs N Anderson)

VHC: Minx's Diamond (Mrs N Anderson)

Brace Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1st: Armstrong   Carrickfarm Mara/Carrickfarm Mika SH CM  

2nd: Wanless   Houndshope Rest Dodd At Thorneyburn/ Thorneyburn Quaint Quirk 


Junior Handling Judge Mrs Marjorie Wanless


Class 6-11 years: No Entries

Class 12-16 years: 

1st : Caitlin Lister -  This young lady is a very competent handler, with a good relationship showing between her and her dog. She listened to my directions and carried them out correctly. Although she was the only one forward today, I feel she would have come out on top in competition. Well done! Best Junior Handler

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