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Limited Show Critique & Results 1st March 2020 Judge Tina Morgan (Blewecourt)

Updated: Sep 17, 2021

71 Dogs 79 Entries

The Southern Border Terrier Club is grateful to our Show Sponsors for their support

Best In Show - Stowthorney Wicker Man JW

Reserve Best In Show - Borderxpress Miss Potter

Best Opposite Sex - Borderxpress Miss Potter

Best Puppy In Show - Hawcoat Patience

Best Veteran In Show - Dandyhow Femme Fatele

Oldest Veteran - Bromsden Bairnkine Brogue

Best Dog - Stowthorney Wicker Man JW

Reserve Best Dog - Oakyard Outspoken

Best Puppy Dog - Lessien Buckle N Boots

Best Bitch - Borderxpress Miss Potter

Reserve Best Bitch - Foxfactor Fire Cracker JW

Best Puppy Bitch - Hawcoat Patience

Thankyou to the officers and committee for the support and courtesy extended to me at this well-run breed club show. I also want to thank and congratulate Sheila Hales the show manager, David Hunt and Lyn Aldrich my stewards and Andrew Mooney for ensuring everything was in order and ran smoothly. My last thanks must go to the exhibitors for a quality entry and allowing me to go over their dogs, as well as the sporting way they accepted my decisions.

It was a great atmosphere, all the dogs and bitches displayed good temperaments, all males entire, a couple of level bites which is of course acceptable and a wide variety of types with some carrying too much condition which I couldn’t span and were heavy. Coats were at varying stages of growth and I was pleased to feel a number of good thick pelts. I judged as I saw the dogs on the day and had at the fore the essentials required for ‘essentially a working terrier’.

Results & Critique

Minor Puppy - Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st - Lessien Buckle N Boots (Mr A & Mrs L Burgess) Just over 6 months G/T. Lovely headed youngster with a pleasing expression, good scissor bite, neat ear and lovely for type. Narrow all through, easily spanned with good depth of coat and pelt and standing on good tight feet. Moved well and steady.

2nd - Ragatam Mr Jingles (Miss T Peacock) Another just over 6 months G/T. Good head , correct scissor bite with nice flat ear, narrow all through, good coat and pelt, moved ok but needs to settle coming and going as went off at speed, I’m sure this will come with maturity.

3rd - Lessien Whip Crack Away (Miss S J Pateman)

Puppy - Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st - Dandyhow Oswald Franks (Mrs K M Irving) Lovely G/T breed type. Just shy of a year old with pleasing head, good scissor bite and neat ear. Lovely neck into good lay of shoulder, narrow throughout, well balanced, handy size, enough bone and standing on good feet. Good coat and pelt. Moved well and I’m sure will have a promising future.

2nd - Whitestubbs Gandhi Boy Bach (Miss V M Williams) Another nice stamp of G/T Border and another who is almost a year old. Nice head with dark eye, straight front and narrow all through. Good coat and pelt, tail set ok, comes to hand well and in fit condition.

3rd - Balin Rockfoot (Mrs P Frape)

Junior - Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st - Oakyard Outspoken (Mr J Parry) Stood alone but worthy of his 1st place. Lovely strong headed dog with good dentition, short strong muzzle and dark eyes. Lovely neck into good shoulders, easily spanned. Good for bone and with lovely ribbed back into short loin. Handy size who moved well and soundly and one who should have a bright future.

Maiden - Dog

Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Novice - Dog

Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Graduate - Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 3

1st - Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock) 18-month G/T of a rangier type with nice head, dark keen eye and good scissor bite. Good neck, shoulder, narrow front and body with flat rib. Easily spanned and well balanced overall, therefore moved well fore and aft.

2nd - Brookbeech Wild Boy (Mr P Shephard) Rising 2 years G/T with lovely head and expression and neat flat ear. Good neck and narrow front into shoulder, coat ok with good pelt. Handy size who moved ok when settled. Presented well.

3rd - Arizcrow Back In Black (Mrs J Butler)

Limit - Dog

Entries: 11 Absentees: 1

1st - Stowthorney Wicker Man JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green) Lots to like about him and one I admired as soon as he entered the ring. Lovely workmanlike type with masculine otter head, good dentition with strength of muzzle, dark eye, keen expression and good ear placement. Well balanced, narrow all through, good for bone and muscle tone, easily spanned and well ribbed back into a strong loin and fabulous red harsh coat. Moved sound and true keeping a level topline and well carried tail, built to do the job he was bred for.

2nd - Thistlestone Glenfiddich (Mr S Whisker & Miss J May) Another lovely headed G/T with great scissor bite and dark eye. Lovely neck into well laid shoulder, narrow all through, good for bone on tight feet and good bend of stifle. Easily spanned who moved well keeping a level topline and shown in good harsh coat. Unfortunate to be up against 1st today.

3rd - Hawcoat Super Trooper (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)

Res - Chesterton in Focus (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)

VHC - Rock Sam At Raisbeck (Mrs G Hyslop)

Open - Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1st - Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony JW (Miss J Hughes & Mr M J L Kendrick) Nice type masculine grizzle border who has a broad head and strong muzzle with correct dentition, dark eye and neat ears. Lovely neck into good shoulder and narrow all through. Good coat, pelt and angulation, good in profile and moving well going whilst holding a level topline.

2nd - Breckgreen Soldier Blue (Mrs. J. Green) Another nice type B/T workmanlike dog in fit hard condition. Preferred the head of 1st . Narrow racy handy sized dog who is good for bone and easily spanned. Shown in excellent harsh coat with well set on tail. Well balanced therefore moved well.

Veteran - Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 3

1st - Bristoc Rock The Boat at Bluebabel (Mr K P & Mrs N B Yates) This G/T stood alone today and at nearly 8 years old has matured well. He has a masculine head and expression with a dark eye and correct ear set held close to the cheek. Neat front, topline and good hindquarters and is o.k in tailset. Good coat and moved out ok.

Special Open Working Dog or Bitch

Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Minor Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st - Cobstoneway Sea Shanty (Mr R & Mrs J Stevens) A B/T just short of 9 months. A very feminine, lovely headed bitch who is also a handy size. Fabulous harsh coat and good pelt, good for bone and well balanced. Moved well for one so young holding a lovely outline in profile.

Puppy - Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st - Hawcoat Patience (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner) Just over 9 month’s G/T bitch with a lovely feminine head, good bite, neat ear and dark eye. Narrow all through and a handy size with muscled strong enough loin and hindquarters. Good double jacket and pelt and one who moved out well albeit needs to develop and tighten in front to hold a level topline.

2nd - Whitestubbs We Winnie Winki (Miss V M Williams) Another lovely headed bitch with a good bite and ear set. Good neck, straight front and narrow all through. Good for bone, size and overall balance, coat not as good as 1st. but good tail set and moved well.

3rd - Benattivo Flower Power (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)

Junior - Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 2

1st - Rhozzum Hebe At Stenigot (Mrs Bell) A 15-month handy size G/T typey bitch with pleasing head and good scissor bite. Narrow front, good topline and tailset. Good coat with tail well set on. Moved soundly.

2nd - Chesterton Notre Dame With Plushcourt (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney & Mrs B Judge) G/T rangy bitch who is just over a year old and has a nice broad skull, good dentition, narrow throughout with a good flat rib and well muscle hind quarters. Presented well and well-handled however didn’t show herself in this class as very unsettled.

Maiden - Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st - Chesterton Notre Dame With Plushcourt (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney & Mrs B Judge)

2nd - Botterox Protronus (Miss S L Hillman) G/T with lovely head and good dentition. Nice front, well made with good neck, shoulder and body line. Handy size and good for bone but carrying too much condition today. She did move well however and overall is a nice bitch.

3rd - Rhozzum Truffle At Otterholme (Miss T Jones)

Novice - Bitch

Entries: 2 Absentees: 0

1st - Chesterton Notre Dame With Plushcourt (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney & Mrs B Judge)

2nd - Botterox Protronus (Miss S L Hillman)

Graduate - Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 3

1st - Clydebeck Garnet (Mr M & Mrs S & Miss J Taylor) Racy, handy sized G/T. Lovely feminine head with keen dark eye, good bite and neat ear. Narrow all through with flat rib and easily spanned. Good coat and pelt and overall balance. Up on her toes the whole time and moved out with drive and in tune with her handler.

2nd - Moor Farm Bellwether At Rubyfin (Mrs S J Channer) B/T who is also a fit handy size. Pleasing head and expression and narrow all through, good for bone and neat tight feet. Another good harsh coat and pelt and well balanced but not the drive of 1st.

3rd - Reedbeck Kittyhawk Of Arunmere (Miss J Hughes & Mr M J L Kendrick)

Res - Twigglestone Somethin Else For Lessien (Miss S J Pateman)

Limit - Bitch

Entries: 9 Absentees: 2

1st - Foxfactor Fire Cracker (Mrs K D Stockley) A lovely typey handy size G/T. One who won her class as lots to like about her including a lovely head and expression with good dentition. Narrow in front into good shoulder, put down in hard fit condition, easily spanned and one who moved with drive keeping a level topline which she held on the move.

2nd - Hawcoat Step in Time (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner) Another lovely handy size B/T. Nice head and expression, good dentition, narrow in front with lovely neck into good lay of shoulder. Narrow throughout, fit and good for bone. Well angulated with a good blue and tan coat, pelt and well set on tail. Moved well but not matching the drive of 1st.

3rd - Glebeheath Fingers Crossed For Ottaswell (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)

Res - Glebeheath Maiden Name At Oakyard (Mr J Parry)

VHC - Badgerbeck Tiny Dancer At Bluebabel (Mr K P & Mrs N B Yates)

Open - Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 0.

Nice class of bitches.

1st - Borderxpress Miss Potter (Mr R Wright) Lots to like about this narrow handy sized G/T bitch. Lovely feminine head with neat well-set ears and straight front, good neck into well laid shoulders and well ribbed back into a level topline. Good for bone standing on neat tight feet, easily spanned and loved her overall balance and fit workmanlike condition. Good harsh coat, good pelt and well set on tail. Looked great in profile, moved well in front, covering the ground well.

2nd - Mulberry Blossom For Boorderway (Miss H De Boorder) Another lovely headed light grizzle bitch with broad skull, good dentition and expression. Not too dissimilar to 1st with a good neck into good shoulders, narrow straight front good for bone and neat tight feet. Presented in good coat and held her topline well on the move.

3rd - Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley)

Res - Benattivo Good News For Barterhound (Mrs B B Roderick)

VHC - Rhozzum Gemstone At Otterholme ShCM (Miss T Jones)

Veteran - Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st - Dandyhow Femme Fatale (Mrs K M Irving) Rising 8 years, a lovely feminine headed B/T bitch who stood out in this class. Neat ear set, neat straight front into well laid-back shoulders and nicely ribbed back. Easily spanned, well balanced and in really good order. Good coat, pelt and level topline both standing and on the move.

2nd - Orangecastle Zaurak at Foxfactor (Mrs K D Stockley) A 7½ year G/T bitch with a strong but feminine head, dark eye and short strong muzzle with good dentition. Lovely reach of neck into good length of body and ribbed well back. Shown and moved out well and remains in good condition for her age.

3rd - Bromsden Bairnkine Brogue (Mrs L J Vintcent) Oldest Veteran


1st - Mr S, Mrs M & Miss J Taylor’s Two bitches who moved out well together and are both a handy well matched size, same height, build and fit condition.

2nd - Mrs K Stockley’s Mother and daughter therefore very well-matched pair. Both well balanced on the move and attentive to their handler.

3rd Mrs & Miss E & R Larner’s.

4th Miss J Hughes & Mr M J L Kendrick’s.

5th Miss S J Pateman’s.

Handling Classes

16 years and under:

1st – Molly - A lovely young handler. Molly demonstrated a very calm and gentle nature when showing and despite being unfamiliar with the dog she handled, the pair worked very well together, and Molly was very attentive throughout. I would say to always be aware of where the judge is in the ring, as it is important to always allow the judge to have a clear view of the dog. Try to revise the points and details of the dog for future competitions. A very promising future in handling ahead.

17 years and over: A challenging class to judge with some very good handlers.

1st – Rachel Larner - Overall a very smart, subtle and sound handler. Rachel demonstrated a lovely style of handling and presented her dog in a way which emphasised its best characteristics, without compromising the judge’s view of her dog. Applied a gentle and accurate handling technique when presenting the features on the table and re-positioned the back leg neatly and efficiently on the table. Pattern work was precise and tidy, corners were dynamic, and lines maintained straight throughout. Stood the dog at a good distance from the judge after her pattern work, which was good to see.

2nd – Jim Parry - An empathetic and confident handler. Sound awareness of his dog and the judge’s position in the ring throughout the class. Presented the dog neatly on the table and had good knowledge of the dog’s anatomy and showed the teeth in a precise and gentle manner. Moved his dog well on the matts, corners were neat and lines straight. I would say to try and stand the dog at least 1m from the judge following pattern work, in order to present the outline of the dog effectively.

3rd – Karen Stockley - A confident handler in the ring, who showed her dog off well. Good awareness of the judge’s position in the ring during the line-up, however only just missed out on 2nd place on the final piece of pattern work where she walked in between her dog and the judge. Stacked the dog well on the table, demonstrated good knowledge when identifying the withers and showing the bite of the dog. Pattern work was neat and efficient, demonstrated a great connection with her dog throughout the class.

Jessica Taylor


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