Members' Limited Show Judge's CritiqueSunday 5th March 2017
I would like to thank the committee for giving me the honour of judging at this lovely show, with special appreciation to show manager Jane Roberts, and ring stewards Sandra Girling and Sheila Hales. Most of all, I would like to thank the exhibitors for giving me the privilege of going over their lovely dogs.
With the phrase "Essentially a working terrier" in mind, I was satisfied that my main winners fitted the breed standard and moved soundly with good reach and drive. Coats also played a part, and although I appreciate that coats come and go, they did matter on the day. All the dogs were entire, there were a couple of level bites and the odd tooth out of line, but most exhibits were really nicely turned out. The puppy classes were very promising, and at the other end of the scale it was nice to see the veterans enjoying their day.
Minor Puppy Dog 5 Entries 1 Absent
1 Tufterslodge Tea N Cake (Ms J Woollacot) 6 month old blue and tan of nice type and size, showing confidently and moving well. He has a good front and adequate bone, moderate length of neck into well laid shoulders, and is easily spanned. Excellent double coat and thick pelt, and a good head with broad muzzle and correct bite. Best Dog Puppy.
2 Earthtaw Indiana Jones (Ms J Haydon & Mr M Gibbings) Slightly older grizzle and tan, also of handy size and with a good double coat. Nice expression with a keen dark eye and correct bite. Nice tight feet, just preferred the movement of 1.
3 Oakyard Out 'N' About At Dassett (Mrs S Spafford)
4 Rhozzum Wessex (Mrs F Matthews)
Puppy Dog 2 Entries 0 Absent
1 Kirkkeld Rambler (Mrs M Giles) Workmanlike 7 month grizzle and tan shown in excellent double coat. Good angulation fore and aft, straight front and narrow, well laid shoulders. Pleasing head with dark eye, strong jaw and good bite. He spanned easily and moved well.
2 Rhozzum Wessex (Mrs F Matthews) 8 month grizzle and tan, slightly bigger but very narrow in front and easily spannable, and ribbed well back. In correct double coat. He moved well when settled but was determined not to make life easy for his handler.
Junior Dog 2 Entries 0 Absent
1 Badgerbeck Pluto (Mrs L Jenkins) 13 month blue and tan dog with broad head, strong muzzle and jaw, impressive teeth and a varminty expression. Moderate neck into well laid shoulders. Decent length of upper arm giving good reach in front when moving, and sturdy hind quarters providing plenty of drive from behind. Strong loin and well muscled. The thickest of harsh coats and a loose, thick pelt. Looks well capable of a day's work. RBD
2 Benattivo Gun Fire at Rubyfin (Mrs S Channer) Slightly older grizzle and tan of nice type but not moving with quite the reach and drive of 1. Correct double coat just going over slightly but still harsh. Pleasing head, neat feet, and carrotty tail well set on and carried nicely.
Maiden Dog 3 Entries 1 Absent
1 Roxambor Space Invader (Mr B & Mrs A Read) 14 month smart blue and tan with the harshest of top coats and loose thick pelt. Head developing nicely, with correct scissor bite and big teeth. Stood well on neat, nicely padded feet. Straight, narrow front, good neck into well laid, narrow shoulders, spanned easily and was ribbed well back. Good topline and tailset, and moved well.
2 Rhozzum Wessex (Mrs F Matthews) See Junior
Novice Dog 2 Entries 1 Absent
1 Onthill Pathfinder (Mrs A Osler & Mrs J Nadian) 2 year old grizzle and tan dog of handy size, being easily spannable. Nice head with keen expression and strong muzzle. Good angulation fore and aft, moved and showed well.
Graduate Dog 7 Entries 1 Absent
1 Badgerbeck Pluto (Mrs L Jenkins) See Junior Dog
2 Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony (Miss J Hughes & Mr M Kendrick) 18 month grizzle and tan who was unlucky to meet 1 today. Good, strong head with flat skull and little stop, strong muzzle and big teeth. Easy to span and ribbed well back. Well angulated front and rear, moved with drive on neat feet. Correct double coat and thick pelt. Good topline held well on the move, and carrot shaped tail.
3 Onthill Pathfinder (Mrs A Osler & Mrs J Nadian)
4 Tufterslodge Tea For Two (Mrs M Woollacott)
5 Chintaku Boris At Roxambor (Mr B & Mrs A Read)
Limit Dog 9 Entries 3 Absent
1 Baywillow Blueprint (Mrs M Reeves & Mrs G Hyslop) 2 year old blue and tan dog who is well muscled, masculine and very fit. Excellent head with broad, flat skull, strong muzzle and jaw with big teeth in a scissor bite. Loved his expression. Good shoulders, ribbed well back, good all round angulation and moved accurately with drive. Best of coats and thick pelt, good topline and short, carrot shaped tail. Beautifully turned out and shown. Pleased to award him Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex.
2 Onthill Aramis (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus) Similarly aged blue and tan dog, also with a good head. Correct bite and double coat, with harsh topcoat and thick pelt. Good topline and tailset. Didn't do himself justice when called into the challenge.
3 Foxfactor Crime Of Passion (Mrs K Stockley)
4 Tarkeswell Dr Zhivago at Moleschamber (Mrs L Pile)
5 Orangebox Dark Energy (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe)
Open Dog 5 Entries 2 Absent
1 Rhozzum Gwilym (Mrs M Sharp) Workmanlike blue and tan dog of almost 3 years, who won this class on his easy, economical movement. Pleasing head with strong muzzle and big teeth in scissor bite. Straight, narrow front with correct amount of bone, well laid shoulder and nice length of upper arm. Ribbed well back and spannable. Sturdy hind quarters with well muscled thigh and second thigh.
2 Foxpaw Brilliant Disguise (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker) 6 year old grizzle and tan, of different type to first. Easily spannable, good hindquarters, neat carrot shaped tail well set on. Moved ok.
3 Badgerbeck Prototype (Miss S Hillman)
Veteran Dog 3 Entries 0 Absent
1 Onthill Fernando (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus) Grizzle and tan of nearly 8 years, won this class on his steady, accurate movement, and really enjoying his day out. Broad skull, strong muzzle and big teeth. Straight front, good angulation front and rear, strong loin and sturdy hindquarters. Pleased to award him Best Veteran.
2 Tufterslodge Walnut at Orangebox (Mr M & Mrs T Anscombe) Grizzle and tan, slightly older than first, but really enjoying his day out too. Handy for size and of a nice type. Lovely, harsh topcoat, spanned easily , and moved out enthusiastically. Close decision.
3 Renaissance Rhododendron (Miss L Westland)
Special Open Working Dog or Bitch 1 Entry 0 Absent
1 Foxfactor Scotts Briar (Mr G Horton & Ms G Green) Stood alone, but a grizzle and tan of nice type, not over exaggerated in any way. Very fit with well muscled hind quarters. Broad skull, strong jaw and big teeth and keen expression. Moved well.
Minor Puppy Bitch 6 Entries 3 Absent
1 Tea at Tufters ( Ms M Woollacott) 7 month old grizzle and tan with lovely head, correct bite and moderate length of neck into narrow, well laid shoulders. Easily spannable, good topline and tailset held well on move. Correct double coat with plenty of harsh texture, and neat, well padded feet. Moved and showed well.
2 Gameway China Girl (Mrs P Clark) Close decision, another lovely grizzle and tan , very much a baby at 6 and a half months. Nice angulation front and rear. Pleasing head, coming nicely, with nice expression and correct bite. Easily spanned, had a super harsh coat, and moved out well.
3 Tortola Sky (Mr G Horton & Ms G Green)
Puppy Bitch 3 Entries 0 Absent
1 Dowgri Demelza (Mr W & Mrs T Baird) Absolutely gorgeous 11 month old grizzle and tan girl who made the ring her own. Has a strong but feminine head with a broad muzzle and flat skull, strong jaws containing a scissor bite, and a keen, dark eye. Lovely straight front, enough bone, a good body length and ribbed well back, with good all round angulation. Just the right size, spanning easily , with a good topline, tailset and tail carriage which was maintained as she moved with ease and accuracy around the ring. Lovely thick coat and loose pelt. Very promising. Pleased to award her Best Puppy.
2 Ardenforest Thumbelina at Moleschamber (Mrs L Pile). Very slightly younger girl also enjoying her day. Sweet head with short, strong muzzle and strong jaw. Good double coat and thick pelt. Very nice girl, unlucky to meet 1.
3 Torleigh Wheal Zion at Earthwold (Ms J Atkin)
Junior Bitch 7 Entries 2 Absent
1 Foxpaw Revelation (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker) Gorgeous, well balanced 14 month grizzle and tan bitch with good angulation fore and aft, and a lovely topline both standing and on the move. She has a beautifully feminine otter shaped head with strong muzzle and correct bite, straight , narrow front and the right amount of bone. Moderate neck into well laid shoulders, ribbed well back, spans easily and moves well from all angles. Has a harsh top coat and good pelt, and showed with confidence. Reserve Best Bitch and Reserve Best of Breed.
2 Grizzledale Forget Me Not (Mrs M Medhurst) 13 month grizzle and tan, slightly bigger all round than first but still easily spanned. Also had good double coat and loose pelt, a nice head, strong jaw and moved ok.
3 Southash Finding Bliss (Mr J & Mrs I Southam)
4 Moleschamber Mrs Nibbles (Mrs L Pile)
5 Badgerbeck Dance the Blues (Mr M Giles)
Maiden Bitch 5 Entries 2 Absent
1 Gameway China Girl (Mrs P Clark) See Minor Puppy Bitch
2 Rhozzum Tangle (Mrs M Sharp) 21 month grizzle and tan of a different type to first. Lovely angulation and a good body length, ribbed well back and narrow throughout. She has a good otter head with strong jaws and big teeth, on a moderate neck into narrow, well laid shoulders. Nice length of upper arm. Nice topline and tailset, but just didn't move with quite enough confidence to give of her best.
3 Olderhill Bronwyn (Miss F Wingrove)
Novice bitch 5 Entries 0 Absent
1 Mulberry Blossom (Miss H De Boorder) 2 year old grizzle and tan with the most wonderful head and lovely intent expression - strong but feminine with a broad muzzle, powerful jaw and excellent large teeth in a good scissor bite. A good carrot shaped tail well set on, good angulation and a level topline which she held as she moved accurately around the ring.
2 Glebeheath Gold 'n Girl for Knowbury (Mr & Mrs D Nightingale) 3 year old grizzle and tan bitch with a super harsh top coat and really thick, loose pelt. Not quite the head of one, but perfectly acceptable. Well muscled, with good angulation which enabled her to move well once settled.
3 Grizzledale Forget Me Not (Mrs M Medhurst)
4 Olderhill Bronwyn (Miss F Wingrove)
5 Torleigh Wheal Zion at Earthwold (Ms J Atkin)
Graduate Bitch 8 Entries 5 Absent
1 Clydebeck Solitaire (Mr, Mrs and Miss Taylor) 2 year old well balanced grizzle and tan with everything in moderation. Acceptable head with good bite, keen expression, straight, narrow front, enough bone, and good body length well ribbed back, easily spanned. She has a level topline with well set on short, carrot shaped tail and neat feet, and moved easily with drive. Showed well.
2 Rhozzum Gwenno (Mrs M Sharp) This girl has the most lovely otter head, with short, strong muzzle, good teeth and a keen, dark eye. She has good length of upper arm, lovely narrow, well laid back shoulders and is narrow throughout and easily spanned, with a harsh topcoat. A close decision.
3 Heathdrift Harmony at Bluebabel (Mr & Mrs K & N Yeates)
Limit Bitch 10 Entries 2 Absent
1 Badgerbeck Fair Trade (Miss L Hillman) Handy looking 2 year old blue and tan girl. Lovely head, with broad muzzle, strong jaw and big teeth in a good bite. Liked her keen expression and good earset. Good all round angulation and moved with drive, holding her topline and carrying her well set on carrot shaped tail nicely.
2 Badgerbeck Cha Cha Cha at Roxambor (Mr B & Mrs A Read) Grizzle and tan bitch of nearly 4 years. Nice for size, she has good length of body and is well muscled with a strong loin. Everything in moderation with no exaggerations. Good coat and well turned out.
3 Argentail Titania by Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
4 Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright)
5 Chesterton Boutique (Mr A & Mrs W Mooney)
Open Bitch 9 Entries 2 Absent
1 Tojamatt Debutante for Dowgri Sh CM (Mr W & Mrs T Baird) This 4 year old grizzle and tan bitch caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring, a real showgirl, active and game - ready for a day's work. A lovely size, easily spannable with a straight, narrow front, beautiful head and strong scissor bite, moderate neck into well laid shoulders, and narrow in rib. Strong in loin with well muscled thigh and second thigh. Good all round angulation with lovely bend of stifle, enabling her to propel around the ring with ease, holding her level topline and carrying her well set, short carrot shaped tail. Fabulous loose, thick pelt and harsh, impenetrable coat. Pleased to award her Best Bitch and Best in Show.
2 Blewecourt Carpe Horam (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan) Another lovely grizzle and tan bitch of lovely type who I really liked, unlucky to meet 1 today. Has a strong but feminine head with broad muzzle, powerful jaw and keen expression. She was slightly heavier in a thick double coat of good quality, was easily spannable and moved well.
3 Bandicoot Robins Rock for Onthill (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus)
4 Orangecastle Zaurak At Foxfactor (Mrs K Stockley)
5 Lady Mary Of Foxpaw (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)
Veteran Bitch 7 Entries 2 Absent
1 Worker's Playtime (Miss S Waller) 8 year old grizzle and tan, still narrow and spannable, has a good length of body, level topline and good tailset. She has the correct double coat of good texture, and loose pelt, a liver coloured nose and a correct bite. Moved well.
2 Didillybods Forest Sprite (Mr P Shephard) Another grizzle and tan, also of 8 years old. Lovely otter head with almost no stop at all, and an excellent double coat and thick pelt. She has a good topline and tailset, just didn't move quite as well as 1.
3 Borderella Elsa (Mr F & Mrs H Freeman) Oldest veteran in show.
4 Mattedonn Bonnie Beatrix (Mr E D'arcy Donnelly)
5 Badgerbeck Tree Pipit At Tilamoray JW ShCM (Mrs M Small)
Brace 3 Entries 2 Absent
1 Mooney's lovely brace of grizzle and tan bitches. Very similar, and moving in unison.
Judge: Jill Stevens
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