Border Terrier Club Shows

Open Show, 21st October 2017, 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: Ms. Suzanne Coldham (nee Marwood) (Annesuz)

Entries: 104 dogs for 122 entries + 3 nfc 

Our judge Ms.Suzanne Marwood with her main winners (photo provided by Anne Gregory)

BIS & Best Dog, Best Veteran:  CH/AM/CAN CH Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean)

Reserve BIS, Reserve Best Dog: 
Cedarhill Ghost Writer JW (Mrs M Fleming)

BOS,Best Bitch: Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)

Reserve Best Bitch & Best Puppy in Show: Ravenside Calima  (Mr M Lowry)

Best Puppy Dog & BOSPIS: Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory)

Oldest Veteran: Diamond Skys (12 Years)

It was an absolute honour and pleasure to judge the Border Terrier Club’s Open show in Low Hesket and I would like to thank a very hardworking committee for this opportunity. I would also like to thank the exhibitors and spectators for their warm welcome and genuine applause at my placings. There was a good atmosphere throughout the day and good to see so many still ringside to see the top honours at the end.

I was greeted with an excellent entry of 104 dogs making 122 entries and from these I was able to select some top specimens truly representative of our breed. I am not going to wax lyrical about the breed in general but suffice to say in my humble opinion a watch needs to be kept on heads, movement and coats/pelt.

I was pleasantly surprised to find my Best Dog is the grandsire of my Reserve Best Dog and my Best Bitch and Reserve Best Bitch share the same sire as each other.

Minor Puppy Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st: Remony For A' That (Mrs A E Gregory) Almost 9 months typy dog, harsh coat, spannable, excellent front, good reach of neck, good tailset. Moved soundly back and forth. Showed very well for one so young.  Best Puppy Dog & BOS Puppy In Show

2nd: Pikey Boy By Shiftyfox (Mr G Wildey) Blue and tan baby who did not make the best of himself. Very uncomfortable in his surroundings on his first outing. He needs time to develop.

Puppy – Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st:  Remony For A' That 

2nd: Keebank Jack Frost (S Russell & D Maynard) I liked this dog. Excellent head and front, level back, narrow and spannable. His coat had blown and he needs to settle in the ring.

Junior – Dog Entries: 5  Absentees: 0, 1 w/d

1st: Ravenside Le Gourmand (Mrs B A Lattimer) Racy grizzle dog not in his best coat. Head of good type, excellent teeth a bite. A little bigger than I like but well-balanced and created a pleasing picture when on the move. Showed very well despite the disruption in this class.

Akenside Feckless (Mrs D McLeod) I thought this dog was my winner. He goes over very well, in excellent coat and a fabulous head. Very clean lines. He needs handling better to enable him to show off his true potential.

Tojamatt Rhythm N'blues at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)

Rainsbarrow Dream Boy (Miss K Fell)

Special Beginners – Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st: Akenside Feckless

2nd: Coolham Buck (Mrs F Markham & Mr N Devany) Honest sort of dog in a good coat. Moved well enough. Front needs to improve..

Maiden – Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st: Remony For A' That

Novice – Dog Entries: 3  Absentees: 0

1st: Remony For A' That

2nd: Akenside Feckless

Coolham Buck

Post Graduate – Dog Entries: 13  Absentees: 3

Cedarhill Ghost Writer  JW  (Mrs M Fleming) A very smart dog who immediately took my eye. Loved his head, excellent big teeth, keen eye, flat topskull. A well balanced dog of correct size, level topline, narrow throughout but with substance. He is well angulated, good bone and small tight feet.  Put down in good hard condition, he moved effortlessly round the ring. Pushed very hard for Best Dog but pleased to award him Reserve Best Dog. He should gain his title with ease. Reserve BIS, Reserve Best Dog

2nd: Cedarhill Authorisation (Mrs J Alpe) It was a surprise to find this dog is the litter brother of the winner.  Much the same comments apply. Unlucky to meet the winner in such top form.

3rd: Tyneaster Undercover Agent For Vandamere JW (Mr S Pollit)

Res: Tyneaster Special Agent at Raedwulf (Mr M & Mrs V Atkinson)

VHC: Thornheswin Red Ruffian (Mr J C Dixon)

Limit – Dog Entries: 12 Absentees: 2

1st: Chorbeck Chatty Man JW ShCM (Mrs H Haughton) Another dog to catch my eye. Honest dog of good type. I liked his size and conformation, a typical head, good eye, sufficient bone, good length of back. Coat ok on the day.

2nd: Lairehope Highland Chief Of Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald) Very honest dog, good bone, tight feet, neck well into good shoulders, narrow body, level topline, excellent tail. He moved very soundly fore and aft. He could put more in which could take him higher. 

3rd: Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor ShCM (Mrs H A Metcalfe)

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

VHC:  Ridgebow Tracker (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)

Open – Dog Entries: 4  Absentees: 0

Beaconpike Red Saturn (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Shown in hard condition. Superb otter head, good bite, narrow front, well ribbed, easily spanned. Carrying a harsh coat. Sound fore and aft but he does not make the best of himself.

2nd: Cedarhill Once Upon a Time (Mrs C Dean) Young blue and tan who shows very well. Another tight coat, ticking just coming through. Typical of this kennel. Didn’t move quite so true as the winner today.

3rd: Flutorum Artful Dodger (Mr E & Mrs J Castel)

Res: Ravenside Rumours About Caldewgate (Mr A E Burke)

Minor Puppy – Bitch Entries: 5 Absentees: 1

Carrickfarm Macey (Mrs M Armstrong) Very typy puppy, sufficient bone. Moving a little close on the front but time is on her side. Tight coat and thick pelt. Makes a very pleasing picture both standing and moving. I liked this very promising pup.

2nd: Nottorg Nostalgia (Mrs A Taylor) Close up to the winner but her coat is on the blow. Preferred head of 1 but a promising pup who moved sufficiently well to gain her place.

3rd: Fieldsearch Forward Cry (Mr A Harker)

Res: Stockghyll Annabelle (Mr S & Mrs S Kennedy)

Puppy – Bitch Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st: Ravenside Calima (Mr M Lowry) Absolutely stunning blue and tan. Superb head and conformation, well ribbed, strong loin, level topline and a true carrot tail. Presented in tip top condition with a harsh, tight coat and thick pelt. For me the perfect feminine size. As sound as they come. Won this class with heaps to spare. Pushed hard for Best Bitch but time is on her side. Best Puppy Bitch, Best Junior, Reserve Best Bitch and Best Puppy in Show. A pleasure to go over her. 

2nd: Tink Belle At Spanwise (Mrs L A Hardman) Correct size red with a typicall head. Lacking coat today and needs to settle. 

3rd: Keebank Snow Queen (Mrs L Keeffe)

Res: Keebank Ice Maiden (Mrs S Morgan

VHC: Stockghyll Annabelle 

Junior – Bitch Entries: 3  Absentees: 0

Chorbeck Angel Eyes (Mrs H Haughton) Lovely feminine bitch, took my eye as she entered the ring. Loved her head, dark expressive eyes, good neck into well laid shoulders. Narrow throughout and easily spanned. Moved very well. She was not in her best clothes today but sufficient to head up a strong class of bitches. 

2nd: Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright) Another excellent bitch who caught my eye. Balanced, typy blue and tan in a harsh tight coat. Pushed very hard for the top spot but on the day was moving a little wider behind than the winner.

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

Special Beginners – Bitch Entries: 5  Absentees: 0

1st: Catgallows Serendipity (Mrs V I Mason) Very good type. Well balanced bitch, typical head, short strong muzzle with good teeth. Well laid back shoulders, excellent front and rear. The tightest of coats and a thick pelt. Moved beautifully. A natural show girl.

2nd: Brackenfell Boogaloo (J Axon & D Taylor) Another good type, typical head, reach of neck, narrow throughout. Lost to the winner on coat and movement.

3rd: Tojamatt Myth for Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)

Res: Fieldsearch Freya (Mr S & Mrs S Kennedy)

VHC: Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss A Dixon)

Maiden – Bitch Entries: 4  Absentees: 0

Nottorg Nostalgia

2nd: Kirkbyvalley Music Smart (Mr C & Mrs C Warltier) Another typy bitch, preferred her head to the winner. Well made, good front. Not in her best coat and moving a little erratically lost her the top spot.

3rd: Tink Belle At Spanwise

Res: Earthwise Heaven Can Wait (Mr E Houston)

Novice – Bitch Entries: 7  Absentees: 1 

Ravenside Masena (Mr M Lowry) Yet another good bitch from this kennel. Sound, typical head, tight feet, superb coat. Moved soundly and shown and presented to perfection. 

2nd: Ridgebow Pendle Witch This one was 3rd in a strong Junior class. She moved a lot better in this class to go higher up the order. Nice size, great coat and front. 

3rd: Cedarhill Correspondence (Mrs C Dean)

Res: Beaconpike Northern Lights (Mr P and Mrs A Kennon)

VHC: Tink Belle At Spanwise

Post Graduate – Bitch Entries: 16 Absentees: 7

Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor) Another good type. Head ok. Typical Border. Excellent coat, little long in back and not the most confident.

2nd: Catgallows Serendipity

3rd: Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)

Res: Carrock Caelan (Ms J Fawcett)

VHC: Brackenfell Double Dutch (Mrs J Spence)

Limit – Bitch Entries: 13  Absentees: 3

Ridgebow Rusty Rivet (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) Great type. Lovely otter head, correct shoulders, length of back, level topline. Bone ok. Showed well. 

2nd: Beaconpike Venus (Mr S R & Mrs K M Golding) Another very nice bitch. True otter head, well balanced, typy. Very easily spanned, moved well. I would prefer her a size bigger. Today she was totally devoid of coat and paid the price.  

3rd: Totherend Tickety Blue (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)

Res: Keebank Withy Song (Mrs L Rostron)

VHC: Chorbeck Single Lady (Mrs H Haughton)

Open – Bitch Entries: 4  Absentees: 2

1st: Smalesmouth Skylark (Mrs J Roberts)  Best Bitch & BOS

2nd: Remony Frosted Ivy JW ShCM (Mrs A Gregory)

Two lovely bitches of excellent breed type. Both in good harsh tight coats, thick pelts and presented and shown in good hard condition. Had to nitpick to separate them. My preference was the head and bone of the winner.

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

Veteran – Dog or Bitch Entries:13 Absentees: 5

1st: Cn/Am/Can Ch Cedarhill Beyond the Stars JW (Mrs C Dean) A stunning dog of ideal size, superb head with no exaggeration. Well laid shoulders. Narrow throughout but with enough substance to do a good days work. Good bone. Level topline. Correctly angulated hindquarters. Shown and presented in hard condition, topped off with a harsh, tight coat. Moving fore and aft he presented a picture of a well balanced, typical dog of the breed. Hardly surprising he is a multi champion. It gave me great pleasure to award him top honours today –   Best Dog, Best Veteran & Best In Show

2nd: Ch Lairehope Lord of the Glen At Tweedburn (Mrs C A Archibald) It was a pleasure to be able to handle this dog.  I liked him a lot and many of the same comments apply to him.  Again I had to nit pick and felt he was not moving quite so freely on the day.

3rd: Smalesmouth Maylady (Mrs J Roberts)

Res: Seymours Bubble And Squeak For Raleniro ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)

VHC: Foxcraig Jester (Mr G R Sugars)

Brace Entries: 2 Absentees: 1

1st: Smalesmouth Skype/Smalesmouth Maylady Two blue and tan bitches – very well matched in size, type and colour.  They moved as one.

Junior Handling

Judge Mrs Anna Duxbury (Ridgebow)

Class 6-11 years: No Entries

Class 12-16 years: 

1st : Caitlin Lister A very attentive and gentle handler, watched me carefully and followed instructions to the letter. An obviously experienced young handler who showed her dog to good advantage, even when it misbehaved.  Very pleased to award her first place.  Best Junior Handler 

2nd: Kristina Fell  Not as confident a handler as 1, but nevertheless showed her dog well, with good control when it misbehaved.  She kept her cool when the dog was very fidgety and got it to stand well for me.  She was unlucky to meet Caitlin today, and I feel just needs more practice and experience to be a very good handler indeed.


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