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Joint BTCs' Championship Show Judge's Critique

Joint BTCs' Championship Show
(Hosted by Southern Border Terrier Club)
Sunday 5th May 2013
Judge: Denise Townsend (Llanishen)
Dogs: 175 dogs plus 7 NFC - Entries: 196

I was thrilled to be awarded this prestigious appointment and would like to thank everyone for making this a very enjoyable day. I have always been a fan of the joint show and the opportunity it gives for the clubs to come together. The entire organising team was marvellous but special mention must go to my stewards Peter Roderick and Colin Girling for all their support and assistance, and to collecting ring organisers Wendy and Andrew Mooney for keeping the action flowing. Also thanks to Kathy Wilkinson and Su Williams for all their help in organising the event.

Overall I was pleased with the quality of my entry although there was more quality in depth in bitches. Movement was generally good and there were very few wry mouths. True otter heads seem somewhat in decline and there were several single coats. However, I was delighted with all of my winners.

Best in Show: Manorcroft Rock On Ruby (Mr. & Mrs. T. Palmer)
Res Best in Show: Merumhor Solstice Belle JW (Mr. C. & Mrs. J. Martin)
Best Opp Sex in Show: Glebeheath Jump The Gun (Mrs. J. Guvercin)
Best Puppy in Show: Brackenfell Bok to Bach (Mr. C. Hall & Miss. L. Ellis)
Best Veteran: Ch. Stineval Acerola with Tyrian JW (Prof. S. Dean)
KC Breeder Competition: Mr. J. Price (Oxcroft)



Minor Puppy Dog: (6 entries, 1 absent)
1: Hall & Ellis' Brackenfell Bok to Bach (BDP & BPIS) Striking rich red dog is lovely fit condition. Well balanced, lovely racy build with super narrow front and flat rib; typical otter head and keen dark eye. Good thick pelt and harsh coat. Moved with purpose and showed like a veteran. I will watch his progress with interest.
2: Sneddon's Kersfell Chorister Nicely proportioned dog, well balanced with good overall confirmation. Beautiful otter head with keen expression and good dark eye. Showed well but didn't move with the same drive as 1.
3: Alexander's Glenbucket Whiskey Mac

Puppy Dog: (6 entries, 3 absent)
1: Thomas' Terabyte Red Robin Handy size, well balanced and just the right amount of bone. Lovely typical head, good reach of neck and level topline. Coat just coming through.
2: Stevens' Cobstoneway Ocean Sunrise Lovely body lines, racy with flat rib but up to size for me. Moved and showed with confidence.
3: Speake's Cedarhill Stargazer

Junior Dog: (11 entries, 4 absent)
1: Guvercin's Glebeheath Jump The Gun (Dog CC & Best. Opp. Sex) A lovely dog; really sound to go over, absolutely balanced and just the right size for me. Fabulous narrow front, flat rib, good reach of neck and level topline maintained on the move; easily spanned. Typical Border head and keen expression with good dark eye. All topped off with excellent harsh coat and loose pelt. Moved and showed to perfection.
2: Jenkins' Badgerbeck Uncle Fester As fit as a fiddle; built along the right lines with clean straight front and sound conformation. Moved and showed well. Coat just coming through.
3: Fraser & Butler's Ycart Earth Stopper

Yearling Dog: (8 entries, 2 absent)
1: Larner's Hawcoat Lord George A stylish and quality dog with much to admire. Just the right size; easily spanned, flat rib and ribbed well back. Well balanced with good hind angulation. Moved with purpose and drive; a really good otter head.
2: Dickinson & James' Badgerholme Epsom Jet Good overall conformation. Racy with good reach of neck and layback of shoulder. Moved and showed well.
3: Johnson's Karison Klaret

Novice Dog: (5 entries, 2 absent)
1: Sneddon's Kersfell Chorister
2: Tutin's Riseburn Retro Nicely proportioned but up to size for me; built along the right lines with racy outline and flat rib. Good hind angulation allowing movement with good drive behind.
3: Fielding's Chatmoss Les Daibles Rouges

Graduate Dog: (6 entries, 1 absent)
1: Badgerholme Epsom Jet
2: Leavy's Wychwizard Abracadabra 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.
3: Wright's Hobolt Hi Roller

Post Graduate Dog: (5 entries, 1 absent)
1: Marr's Redfox Watchman Well-constructed with good reach of neck and good hind angulation. Covered the ground with purpose and drive from behind. Typical head and expression.
2: Hall & Ellis' Bluesboy At Brackenfell Racy, narrow dog built along the right lines. Stylish and up on his toes but up to size for me.
3: Price's Oxcroft Rocco

Mid Limit Dog: (5 entries, 2 absent)
1: Sneddon's Kersfell Comply Or Die Well balanced with flat rib and ribbed well back; good level topline. Pleasing head and expression. Moved with style and confidence. Thick carroty tail and correct tail set.
2: Martin's Merumhor Midwinter JW Much to admire but up to size for me. Racy build and lovely topline maintained on the move.
3: Edwards' Quarryway Tabasco at Dualta

Limit Dog: (14 entries, 1 absent)
1: Fryer's Irton Morse Code JW Quality striking red dog in tip top condition; well-muscled and just the right amount of bone. Well put together and moved with great purpose and drive from behind. Lovely broad flat skull and keen expression.
2: Larner's Hawcoat Blue Bertie Good conformation and just the right size. Good hind angulation giving movement with drive from behind. Coat just coming through.
3: Cadman & Dace's Studstaff Heartbeat At Junctionnine

Open Dog: (9 entries, 2 absent)
1: Spencer's Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (RDCC) A quality dog with lovely body lines, well balanced and just the right size. Racy with fabulous clean straight front, good reach of neck and hind angulation. Typical Border head with broad skull, strong teeth, dark eye and pleasing expression. In super condition with good harsh coat and loose pelt. Up on his toes and moved well.
2: Dean & Metzler's Cedarhill Beyond The Stars JW Much to admire with good overall conformation and excellent topline maintained on the move. Coat not at its best.
3: Stockley's Ch. Foxfactor Pied Piper JW ShCM

Veteran Dog: (4 entries, 1 absent)
1: Dean's Ch. Stineval Acerola with Tyrian JW (Best Veteran) Well balanced dog in superb condition. Typical otter head with broad flat skull and strong muzzle. Covered the ground well with drive and showed to perfection. Good harsh coat and loose pelt.
2: Johnson's Karison Kasper Excellent racy build with clean straight front and flat rib. Pleasing head and expression. Moved well.
3: Golding's Master Minstral at Beaconpike

Special Working Dog or Bitch: (4 entries, 1 absent)
1: Jenkins' Ch Penlumeg Percival By Badgerbeck JW Built along the right lines with much to like. Handy size with flat rip and good topline. Well-muscled, fit as a fiddle, up on his toes and looked ready for anything.
2: Fraser & Butler's Ragatam Equalizer Via Ycart In fine fettle with lovely body lines. Nicely proportioned and easily spanned. Topline maintained on the move; moved with drive from behind.
3: Price's Oxcroft Raydar

Minor Puppy Bitch: (12 entries, 3 absent)
1: Sansom's Tarkaswell Double Agent Promising puppy built on racy lines with lovely balance and strong hind angulation. Pleasing head and expression.
2: Coleman's Hartswelin Santa Ana Another nice puppy with flowing racy lines, good reach of neck and just the right amount of bone. Typical feminine head.
3: Hall & Ellis' Brackenfell Tainted Love

Puppy Bitch: (10 entries, 1 absent)
1: Barrett's Howthwaite In Vogue (BPB & RBPIS) A real live-wire and absolutely full of beans. Racy with clean straight front, flat rib and just the right size. Well balanced and very feminine. Pretty head and keen expression. Moved and showed well.
2: Dean's Cedarhill Wish Upon A Star Another nice puppy with many good qualities. Lovely flowing body lines and just the right amount of bone. Typical head and expression. Up on her toes and moved well.
3: May & Whisker's Thistletone Jellybean

Junior Bitch: (16 entries, 6 absent)
1: Gregory's Remony Winter's Diamond Full of style and quality and shown in absolutely superb condition. Beautiful Border head with keen dark eye. Racy lines with good reach of neck and level topline maintained on the move. Moved and showed to perfection.
2: Ritchie's Ianteg Aurelia Built along the right lines; racy and easily spanned. Lovely head and expression. Lovely harsh jacket and loose pelt.
3: Lee's Asplands Astrid For Tythrop

Yearling Bitch: (17 entries, 8 absent)
1: Remony Winter's Diamond
2: Brannan & Kelly's Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell A stylish bitch with much to admire; sound to go over and fantastic on the move. Excellent harsh coat and loose pelt. Pretty head and keen expression; very feminine.
3: Ianteg Aurelia

Novice Bitch: (8 entries, 1 absent)
1: Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell
2: Sharp's Rhozzum Vesta Very typical and feminine. Good harsh coat and loose pelt; nice carroty tail. Up on her toes and moved with purpose.
3: Asplands Astrid For Tythrop

Graduate Bitch: (8 entries, 2 absent)
1: Remony Winter's Diamond
2: Cedarhill Rising Star At Brankell
3: Castel's Glebeheath Goodnite Vienna At Flutorum

Post Graduate Bitch: (10 entries, 4 absent)
1: Stockley's Foxfactor Cue The Music JW In super condition and looked keen as mustard. Lovely overall balance and flowing racy lines. Good harsh jacket. Moved and showed really well.
2: Wright's Oxcroft Route To Borderxpress Another nice type although up to size for me. Very feminine and much to like. Another good jacket and loose pelt. Moved well.
3: Sansom's Tufterslodge Tiz Only Me At Tarkaswell

Mid Limit Bitch: (7 entries, 1 absent)
1: Palmer's Manorcroft Rock On Ruby (BCC & BIS) Such a lot to admire about this bitch; stylish and brim full of quality and totally fit for purpose. Absolutely sound and impressive to go over. Well balanced with beautiful racy lines and a fantastic clean straight front; just the right size and amount of bone; easily spanned. Feminine, typical otter head with lovely flat skull and dark eye. The best mover of the day and showed to perfection.
2: Martin's Merumhor Solstice Belle JW (RBCC & RBIS) Another really classy bitch; well balanced and sound with lovely racy lines and just the right amount of bone. Very feminine; typical head and pleasing expression. Good harsh jacket and loose pelt. Moved well.
3: Fryer's Irton Enigma

Limit Bitch: (14 entries, 4 absent)
1: Sharp's Rhozzum User Friendly Nothing overdone, good flat rib and level topline maintained on the move. Up on her toes and moved with purpose. Typical head and expression.
2: Pickering's Picer Gillieflower An attractive, feminine bitch. Good sound conformation and built along the right lines. Preferred head of 1.
3: Jenkins' Badgerbeck Prediction

Open Bitch: (8 entries, 2 absent)
1: Pickering's Ch Picer Grace Darling Striking rich red bitch full of style and quality. Well balanced and in tip top condition with fabulous harsh coat. Typical head and keen expression. Good layback of shoulder and turn of stifle. Moved well.
2: Girling's Benattivo Rosina JW Feminine and typical with lovely harsh coat and loose pelt. Built alone the right lines with racy outline. Moved and showed well. Preferred head of 1.
3: Lee's Tythrop Touch On Wood

Veteran Bitch: (3 entries, 1 absent)
1: Williams' Ch Hollowmoor Coremy In such fine fettle it belies her age (10). So narrow and racy with good reach of neck and super topline; well balanced and easily spanned. Attractive head and very feminine; lovely carroty tail with good tail set and a real tweedy jacket. Moved with purpose and showed really well.
2: Speake & Tart's Auroras Popcorn Another good bitch also in tip top shape. Lovely clean front with racy lines and flat rib. Moved and showed well. Typical head and expression.

KC Breeder Competition
1: Mr J Price (Oxcroft) Lovely group of Borders all very typical of this kennel; in fine fettle and with good otter heads with flat skull and keen expressions.


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