Border Terrier Club Shows

Open Show, 18th October 2014, Low Hesket


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

The Officers & Committee thank everyone for their support and hope you had an enjoyable day.

Judge: Mr Paul Cheeseman (Bromscar)

Entries: 99 + 3 nfc  for 130

judge with winners

Our judge with his main winners


BIS & Best Dog  CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis)


Reserve Best Dog CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)


Best Puppy Dog & BPIS Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)


Reserve BIS, BOS & Best Bitch CH Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox JW (Mr G Wildey)


Reserve Best Bitch Keycharm Deep Secret by Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)


Best Puppy Bitch & BOSPIS Picer Aimee Vilbert (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)


Best Veteran CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)

Oldest Veteran Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)

First of all I would like to thank the committee and membership of the Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge this show. I would also like to thank all those who entered their dogs under me, and for the sporting manner in which my decisions were accepted.

 I only found a couple of teeth out of position and one level mouth. There were no kinked tails, although there were a lot of long tails. I thought that on the whole movement was somewhat better than I have judged in recent years. There were some tremendous coats but not many thick pelts.

The one shock I had was the poor physical condition of some exhibits, although all exhibits were clean, some had no muscular condition at all, and I found two that were severely under conditioned.

There were very few exhibits who were in good hard condition, the ones that were, mainly took the top places. A working terrier has to be in good physical condition with plenty of hard muscle in the right places. Some exhibits today would be hard presses to get to ground, never mind stay there and work for a few hours.Please be reminded that this wonderful breed is a WORKING terrier, and therefore, should be shown in a condition that reflects this.

Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 1


1st: Picer Just Joey (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) A classy grizzle & tan with a good coat, dark eye & ear, lovely rib. Very straight front. Nice length of body, decent rear end. He held himself together well on the move for one so young. A very promising youngster.

2nd: Earthwise Restless Knight (Mr R & Mrs M Bratton) Blue & tan, good strong head, big teeth & strong muzzle. coat ok & good pelt. Good bend of stifle. Was not as strong on the move as class winner.

3rd: Derwenthow Dusty Dogwood (Mrs S E Roberts) 

Puppy – Dog Entries: 5 Absentees: 0


1st: Ridgebow Rifleman (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) Grizzle & tan. Lovely dog with a very typical head, correct coat & pelt. Good depth of chest and strong loin. Shoulder correct. Small tight feet on straight front, ribs carried well back. Carrot shaped tail. Moved very well with some drive. Best Puppy in Show

2nd: Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E & Mrs J Castel) Slightly finer grizzle & tan than class winner. But nonetheless a very nice puppy with a good jacket, and a nice shaped body. Moved ok.

3rd: Stineval Napoleon (Mr & Mrs A G Horner)

Res: Esyntona Reindeer Moss (Mr I Hopper)

Junior – Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

Shiftyfox Roll The Dice (Mr G Wildey) Honest looking grizzle & tan in good condition, nice head, body and rib. Front & rear end ok. Not over exaggerated in anyway. He moved with some purpose & drive.

Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones) Good coated blue & tan in need of a little grooming. Moved well.

Special Beginners – Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1st: Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)

Maiden – Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 1

Novice – Dog Entries: 2  Absentees: 0


1st: Esyntona Reindeer Moss (Mr I Hopper) Stood reserve in Puppy Dog, but was up against some decent competition. Nice enough puppy, with the best of jackets & pelt. Moved better this time around now he had settled down.

2nd: Shiftyfox Blue Moon (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones) 

Post Graduate – Dog Entries: 8  Absentees: 2


1st: Chorbeck Snowfire (Ms K Stirling) Good sized grizzle & tan, easily spannable. Good head with nice eye & teeth. Coat & pelt, rib & loin, all good. Small tight feet. Good front and rear, moved well.

2nd: Akenside Cumin (Ms L A Gosling)Slightly bigger grizzle & tan than class winner, decent head, big teeth, good coat & pelt. Looked like it could do a day’s work, as one would expect from this kennel. Moved ok.

3rd: Derwenthow Basil Brightberry (Mrs S E Roberts)

Res: StBedehounds Frank in Sense of Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)

Limit – Dog Entries: 10  Absentees: 3


1st: Wadesleia Mr Herriot (Mrs H A & Mr A Fletcher) A very nice grizzle & tan dog, he is put together really well. One of the better movers on the day. There wasn’t much I didn’t like about him. He was in the running for reserve best dog in the line up.

2nd: Fehmarn Highland Encounter (Mrs E J Scott) Slightly heavier grizzle & tan than class winner, but not a lot to choose between them. He didn’t have quite the same drive on the move, but it was a close thing.

3rd: Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)

Res: Keycharm Phantom by Ridgebow JW (Mr N Duxbury)

Open – Dog Entries: 5  Absentees: 1


1st: CH Brackenfell Bok To Bach JW (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis) This is a very smart & well made grizzle & tan dog who I noticed as soon as he entered the ring. Lovely head, big teeth, strong muzzle. Front ok. Good shaped body with a nice flat rib. Strong loin and in excellent hard condition. He has a good bend of stifle which gave him good drive on the move. I was pleased to award him Best in Show

2nd: Irton Morse Code JW (Mr & Mrs D Fryer) Shown `in the rough` as is usual from this kennel, but underneath is a very nice border. He has a very good head, front is fine, good length of body, with nice rib. He was sound on the move.

3rd: CH Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C Archibald)

Res: Earthdog Lanyard By Beaconpike (Mr S & Mrs K Golding)

Minor Puppy – Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0


1st: Picer Aimee Vilbert (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering) Classy grizzle & tan pup, feminine head, nice eye & ears. Good shoulders, straight front. Nice rib, strong loin. Could do with a touch more bend in the stifle. Sadly had no jacket on the day. Moved well. Best Puppy Bitch

2nd: Staynorwood Affinity (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson) Full coated grizzle & tan, who lacked the all round quality of the class winner. Nice enough type and she moved well.

3rd: Derwenthow Faerie Queen (Mrs S E Roberts)

Res: Birthwaite Princess Doriss (Miss S Clayton)

Puppy – Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees: 0


1st: Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding) Neat sized grizzle & tan pup, nice straight front running into clean shoulders. Good length of rib, good rear angulation, moved very well in her class, but lost her movement totally in the line up, and suffered accordingly.

2nd: Esyntona Honeysuckle (Mr I Hopper) Strong headed pup, nice coat & pelt, of a similar type to class winner, very workman like. Movement was not as good as 1st in class, but it was a close decision.

3rd: Ridgebow Solitary Witch (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)

Res: Remony Frosted Ivy (Mrs A E Gregory)

Junior – Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 4


1st - Lockhaugh Harlequin By Foxcraig (Mr G R Sugars) Very feminine bitch, lovely head, nice eye, good ear. Correct shoulders & rear angulation. Cracking jacket, moved out well. Another close decision.

2nd - Borderxpress Miss Moppet (Mr L Ritson) Again, a very feminine grizzle & tan bitch, good head, front, rib. Nice coat & pelt. Moved well, but not quite with the drive of 1st.

3rd - Shiftyfox Angel Rosie (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones)

Res - Lexmar Mercury Midas Touch (Mr & Mrs Hayes)

Special Beginners – Bitch Entries: 9  Absentees: 2


1st: Brackenfell I Go To Pieces (Mrs T.J. & Miss C.A. Lister) Very nice grizzle & tan bitch, Lovely head, big teeth. Decent front, small feet. In good hard condition. Moved ok.

2nd: Shiftyfox Angel Rosie (Mr P & Mrs F Appleby-Jones) Good coated grizzle & tan, nice head, front ok. Moved out well.

3rd: Wings of Speed (Miss Dixon)

Res: Cagtallows Twist of Fate (Mrs V I Mason)

Maiden – Bitch Entries: 7  Absentees: 2

1st: Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding) 

2nd: Esyntona Honeysuckle (Mr I Hopper)

3rd: Redfox Harrier (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)

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

Novice – Bitch Entries: 7  Absentees: 2


1st: Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong) Lovely mature Grizzle & tan, she was moderation personified, she looked like she could work all day. Very hard conditioned. Moved ok.

2nd: Esyntona Honeysuckle (Mr I Hopper)

3rd: Remony Frosted Ivy (Mrs A Gregory)

Res: Redfox Harrier (Mr & Mrs D B Marr)

Post Graduate – Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 3


1st: Keycharm Deep Secret by Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury) Correct size grizzle & tan bitch, in very hard condition. I liked pretty much everything about her. She was another who looked very capable of a hard day’s work. Moved well with drive. I was pleased to award her Reserve Best Bitch

2nd: Foxcraig Magic Bubbles (Mr G R Sugars) Very similar to class winner in condition. I’m certain on another day these two fine bitches could swap position. I liked her a lot. Moved well.

3rd: Akenside Calypso (Ms L A Gosling)

Res: Shiftyfox Mystical Dream (Mr G Wildey)

Limit – Bitch Entries: 9  Absentees: 1


1st: Beaconpike Night Sky At Brackenfell (Mr C Hall & Miss L Ellis) A worthy winner of the best class of the day. Feminine but strong head, big teeth, strong muzzle. Decent front, lovely shoulder, good rib. Another from this kennel shown in very good condition.  Looked a picture in profile and moved out well both coming and going.

2nd: Lady Ann's Joy (Mrs B Pearson) Another class bitch, everything in the right places and looking her best. Shown in very good condition and moved well. Her day will definitely come.

3rd: Remony Winter's Diamond JW (Mrs A E Gregory)

Res: Plushcourt Retraced (Mrs C Archibald)

Open – Bitch Entries: 7  Absentees: 2


1st: CH Bramblebrae Violet at Shiftyfox JW (Mr G Wildey) top class Border Terrier shown in hard condition. She was wearing her best jacket and never stopped showing herself off. Her movement was spot on, and she was beautiful in profile. I struggled to find something to fault on her. If I could have taken one exhibit home with me, this would have been the one. Reserve Best in Show

2nd: Beaconpike In A Storm (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) A very good border terrier, in good hard condition. She felt like she had walked a few fells in her 4 years. Lovely body lines, movement was very good and she showed herself off like a good un. Sadly it just wasn’t her day today, but I’m sure she will have many more that are her day.

3rd: Cedarhill Legally Blonde (Ms L A Gosling)

Res: Remony Winter's Diamond JW  

Special Open Working Dog or Bitch Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Veteran – Dog or Bitch Entries: 9 Absentees: 5


1st: CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) A wonderful Border Terrier to get ones hands on. Although he may have grown on a tad with age, nonetheless, this was one quality animal. Nothing had sprung or sagged over the years, and he was in as good condition as any dog here today. He took everything in his stride like a great veteran would. His movement was effortless, and he really strode out to cover the ground with ease. I was honoured to award him Reserve Best Dog

2nd: Ruelata Acrobat At Redfox (Mr & Mrs D B Marr) Another very nice veteran, who’s condition belied his age. A good head on a good length neck. Good shoulders & front, nice body, good rear. Moved out well.

3rd: Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars) Oldest Veteran

Res: Redfox Rhea Of Enterlaw (Mr J Walton)

Brace Entries: 8 Absentees: 4


1st: Goslings
2nd: Fryers
3rd Sugars
Res: Armstrongs

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