Border Terrier Club Shows
Open Show, 25th February 2017, Jedburgh
Photographs kindly provided by Joyce Martin Photography
Judge: Rachel Larner (Hawcoat)
Entries: 97 for 116 entries + 4 nfc
Our Judge with her main winners, BIS, RBIS, BPIS
BIS & Best Dog Cedarhill Ghost Writer (Mrs M Fleming)
Reserve BIS & BOS, Best Bitch Stineval Malizia (Mr A G & Mrs C Horner)
Reserve Best Dog Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald)
Reserve Best Bitch Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser)
BPIS & Best Puppy Bitch Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
BOSPIS & Best Puppy Dog Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong)
Best Veteran CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)
Oldest Veteran Diamonds Skys (Mrs N Anderson)
Firstly I would like to thank the club and its committee members for inviting me to judge their show, it was an honour and privilege and I thoroughly enjoyed my day. Thank you to my two lovely stewards, Liz Barrett and Anna Duxbury, for their help and assistance and for keeping the show running smoothly. Lastly I would like to thank all the exhibitors for entering and bringing their lovely dogs for me to judge. I have done the majority of my judging, so far, in the south west and Wales so it was a real pleasure to go over some dogs that I have not had the pleasure of judging, Northern dogs are a lot hardier than our southerners!!
I had some quality dogs to go over which gave me some tough decisions to make and wish I could have given out more cards. I found all dogs to be entire and no bad mouths, apart from the odd missing tooth in the Veteran class!
I really did have a fabulous day and just want to apologise for not getting this critique out sooner.Minor Puppy – Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st: Mosser Fell Lad (Miss S L Stobart) Just 6 month old pup in lovely coat and condition with a thick pelt. Good length of neck and rib, nice front and narrow throughout. Loved his expression. Raw baby who needs to settle on the move but this will come with maturity. Promising pup.
2nd: Winhaz The One (Mr J C Dixon) 7month old blue and tan. Similar rangy lines to 1, good length of neck, narrow throughout with a good front. Well balanced and good angulation at rear. Shown in good coat. Typical otter head with flat skull and dark eye. Movement ok but needs to settle too.
Puppy – Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st: Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong) 9 month old blue and tan dog shown in good coat with good ticking throughout. Nice head with strong muzzle, well set ears and keen expression. Good reach of neck and well laid shoulders and good length of rib. Well balanced with good rear angulation. Level topline which was held on the move. Moved well. Best Puppy Dog & BOSPIS
Junior – Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st: Cedarhill Ghost Writer (Mrs M Fleming) This dog took my eye as soon as I saw him and he did not disappoint when I got my hands on him. He is everything I like in a dog. Lovely otter head with flat skull, little stop, strong muzzle and dark eye with wonderful expression, ears set well and a good bite with lovely teeth. Good length of neck, with a good narrow front and throughout. Well laid shoulders and good length of rib with strong loin. Well balanced and with good angulation front and rear. Easily spanned. Super topline into a well set tail that was of correct size and shape. He moved with ease around the ring and held his topline well. Shown in super condition and lovely grizzle jacket with thick pelt. I was absolutely delighted to award him BD and BIS. I really do hope he goes on to do well in the future. Best Dog & Best in Show
2nd: Bardenfox A View To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) Another nice dog and good example of the breed but unfortunate to come up against 1. He did lack the coat of 1 today but he also had a good otter head with a good bite. Good length of neck and well laid rib. Good topline and tail set. Moved really well on neat feet.
3rd: Shiftyfox Tried And Tested (Mr G Wildey)
Res: Spicy Highlander At Kilburnpride (Mrs E J Scott)
VHC: Westbound Dan (Mr C Tait)
Special Beginners – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st: Bardenfox Licence To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) Grizzle dog of good size and well balanced. Good topline, spannable and a good front. Moved well. Needed more coat but had a good thick pelt
2nd:Otterpaws Muninn (Mr G & Mrs N Birrel) Another dog of good size with good length of rib, well balanced, narrow with straight front. Good otter head with good bite and well placed ears. Looked on the heavy side but was easily spannable. Another that was lacking coat today.
3rd: Tyneaster Special Agent (Mrs V Atkinson)
Res: Mosser Fell Lad
Maiden – Dog Entries: 2 Absentees 0
1st: Lynsett Lewis First in puppy dog
2nd: Mosser Fell Lad First in Minor Puppy dog
Novice – Dog Entries:0 Absentees: 0
Post Graduate – Dog Entries: 14 Absentees: 6
1st: Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald) Grizzle dog in good coat and condition. Liked his typical otter head and expression. He has a good bite and neat ears set well. Good straight front with well laid shoulders. Good length of rib, spannable and a good level topline, which he held well on the move, and good tail carriage. Moved well with drive and purpose on nice neat feet. Reserve Best Dog
2nd: Otterpaws Muninn 2nd in Special beginner’s dog
3rd: Tyneaster Special Agent
Res: Lairehope Duke Diamante (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
VHC: Tyneaster Dark Agent (Mrs S F Gill)
Limit – Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
Tough choice between the first two dogs. Two very nice examples of a border terrier.
1st: Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Grizzle dog in super coat. Balanced outline with good length of leg. Nice narrow front with well laid shoulders. Well ribbed and good level topline and good tail carriage. Super head and expression with lovely dark eye and good ear set. Moved well.2nd: Ridgebow Rifleman JW (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) Similar comments to 1 but a little shorter in length. Typical border head and expression. Well balanced dog with excellent topline and tail set. Moved well, defiantly fit for purpose. Shown in good coat with thick pelt.
3rd: Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)
Res: Lairehope Topaz Design (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Open – Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 1
1st: Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E & Mrs J Castel) This boy had a lovely typical border head and expression, lovely dark eye and strong muzzle. Good length of rib, good topline and tail set. Moved well but lacked coat today.
Minor Puppy – Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
A nice class of young pups.
1st: Merumhor Blue Jasmine (Mr C & Mrs J Martin) Just 6 months so a raw baby but a super pup! Shown in a lovely blue and tan coat with just the right amount of ticking. Feminine otter head with lovely expression, dark eye and good bite. Good length of neck with good front and nice and narrow. Good length of rib with a level topline and good tail set. Moved really well for a young pup, a real showgirl! I do hope she goes on to do well in the future.
2nd: Whittonglebe Indigo (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie) Another 6 month old baby and again another lovely pup. I liked her bodylines, good reach of neck and level topline. Not so settled on the move as 1 but this will come with maturity.
3rd: Achnagairn Touch Of Class (Mrs A Fraser)
Res:Oakyard Objet D'art (Mr P Appleby)
Puppy – Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees: 1
1st: Ridgebow Pendle Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) 10 month old blue and tan. Strong but feminine head with a super expression. Straight, narrow, front with a good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Lovely level topline into a correct tail set and correct shaped tail. Good length of rib and nice bend of stifle. Moved well, with purpose and drive, around the ring. Shown in super coat and condition. A very promising pup, I liked her a lot so was very happy to award her Best Puppy Bitch & Best Puppy in Show.
2nd: Glenbucket Sandy's Glinty at Lairehope (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian) 9 month old bitch, another in super coat and condition. Good otter head, with good bite and ear set. Well constructed pup that was longer in length but lovely and narrow and moved really well. It was a tough choice between the two.
3rd: Whittonglebe Hazy Mist (Mr G & Mrs J Mackenzie)
Res: Earthwise Heaven Can Wait (Mr E Houston)
VHC: Bordurrock Tarot Woman (Mr D R & Mrs E J Gillies)
Junior – Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st: Bardenfox Octopussy (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) Nice size bitch with good length of rib. Well balanced and moved well. Good coat and pelt and a good otter head.
2nd: Carrock Caelan (Ms J Fawcett) This bitch was shown in a super coat but was just a bit up on the leg for me. Longer in the body but good length of rib and a good topline. Moved well with drive.
3rd: Henley Star (Mrs J Potts)
Res: Spittal Daisy (M Menzies)
VHC: Thorneyburn Rags To Riches (Mrs M Wanless)
Special Beginners – Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st: Otterpaws Firebird (Miss A Dixon) Grizzle bitch with a good otter head. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders and a good front. Liked the size of this bitch. Good bend of stifle, moved well on neat feet. Shown in a good coat and condition.
2nd: Achnagairn Tutti Frutti (Mrs A Fraser) Much the same comments as 1 but preferred movement of 1. More of a feminine head. Lovely, well constructed bitch.
Two very nice borders.3rd: Brackenfell Boogaloo (J Axon & D Taylor)
Res: Earthdog Native (Miss L & Mrs E Webb)
VHC: Spittal Daisy
Maiden – Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 1
1st: Merumhor Blue Jasmine - 1st in Minor Puppy bitch
2nd: Earthwise Heaven Can Wait
10 Month neat, little bitch. More confident in this class, moved a lot better than in her previous class. Sweet feminine head, straight, narrow front and good level topline. Shown in little coat.3rd: Lairehope Georgianna (Mrs T R Campbell)
Res: Brackenfell Boogaloo
Novice – Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st: Bordurrock Shoot To Thrill (Mr D R & Mrs E J Gillies) Grizzle bitch in super jacket. Nice feminine otter head with keen expression. Good reach of neck, narrow front and well laid rib. Goods size bitch, moved well.
2nd: Earthwise Heaven Can Wait
3rd: Earthdog Native
Res: Thorneyburn Rags To Riches
Post Graduate – Bitch Entries: 18 Absentees: 10
Tough Class of some lovely bitches. The top two were lovely examples of the breed who on another day could easily switch places.
1st: Stineval Malizia (Mr A & Mrs C Horner) Super blue and tan bitch with a lovely feminine otter head and expression, keen dark eye, good scissor bite and ear set on well. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Good narrow front with well laid rib. Good underline and rear angulation, a well-balanced bitch. Level topline which she held on the move. Moved well round the ring. Pleased to award her Best Bitch, BOS & Reserve Best in Show
2nd: Achnagairn Prim N'proper (Mrs A Fraser) Another super bitch and much the same comments apply to her as 1. Well constructed, well balanced with a lovely typical otter head and strong muzzle. Moved very well on neat feet. Unfortunately she didn’t have quite the coat as 1 today. Reserve Best Bitch
3rd: Picer Flora Mcivor JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Res: Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
VHC: Lairehope Tiara D'or (Mr P & Mrs K Lothian)
Limit – Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st: Bardenfox Pussy Galore JW (Mr K H & Mrs D Moore) This was another one that fit the standard and has all the characteristics of a border that I would like to see. I really liked her bodylines, her well laid rib, strong loin and well angulated front and rear. A lovely topline with a good tail set just right. Good otter head that was feminine with neat ears and excellent bite and teeth. Shown in a lovely double jacket with plenty of pelt. Movement was balanced and she moved with ease.
2nd: Achnagairn Red Card (Mrs A Fraser) Neat little bitch who was well balanced, lovely topline and moved well. Preferred the head of 1.
Open – Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1st: Foxcraig Touch Of Magic For Dexlin (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) Good otter head, neat ears and nice expression. Well laid shoulder and good level topline with good tail and tail set. Good angulation and moved well. Not much coat today but a good pelt.
2nd: Lairehope Georgianna Neat little blue and tan bitch in good coat. Liked her size and had a lovely feminine head.
Special Open Dog or Bitch Holding a Working Certificate Entries: 0 Absentees: 0
Veteran – Dog/Bitch Entries: 11 Absentees: 3
A lovely class of veterans, a joy to judge.
1st: CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald) 8 year old dog in super condition. Typical otter head with strong jaw and neat ears set well on a flat skull and with keen dark eyes. Good length of neck, good front, well placed shoulders and narrow throughout. Lovely topline, well balanced and well angulated. Tail set just right with a super tail. Not the best coat today but a lovely thick pelt to make up for it! Best Veteran
2nd: Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness) Another 8 year old dog who was in good condition and coat. A lot of comments for 1 apply to this boy too. He has a good head with a lovely expression, neat ears and dark eye. Good length of neck and nice straight front. Good level topline with a well set tail. Good mover
3rd: Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)
Res: Carrickfarm Mika ShCM (Mrs V M Armstrong)
VHC: Diamond Skys (Mrs Anderson) Oldest Veteran
Brace Entries: 2 Absentees: 2
Junior Handling Judge Andrea Dixon
Class A 6 - 11 Years:
Class B 12 - 16 Years:
1st: Caitlin Lister A confident and competent handler with understanding of the Border Terrier breed, she demonstrated a calm, responsive relationship with her dog and awareness of the judge's position so as to not block the judges view of the exhibit. Smartly dressed to best complement her dog. Pleased to award her 1st place and Best Junior Handler
2nd: Chloe Jones A smartly presented, confident young handler who showed her dog well today. Preferred the smoother handling of 1st.
3rd: Anna Pethick A smartly presented handler. A good effort from this handler as I later found out she had only just met the dog she was handling and had never been in the ring before.