Judges: Dogs: Ms Elspeth Jackson, Bitches: Mr Mike Hollingsbee

Entries: 202 making 213


Best In Show: Tythrop Turn Back Time 

Reserve Best In Show: CH Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM

Best Opposite Sex: CH Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM

DCC: CH Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM

RDCC: Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor

Best Puppy – Dog: Bardenfox A View To Kill

BCC: Tythrop Turn Back Time

RBCC: Otterbobs Xolana

Best Puppy – Bitch: Cedarhill Shooting Star

Best Puppy: Cedarhill Shooting Star

Best Opposite Sex Puppy: Bardenfox A View To Kill

Best Veteran: CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW

Best Veteran – Dog: CH Grindelvald In Full Cry JW

Best Veteran – Bitch: CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW


Dogs – Elspeth Jackson

I would like to extend many thanks to The Committee of the Midland Border Terrier Club for once again organising an enjoyable, well run show with a relaxed garden party atmosphere.  It was an honour and a pleasure this year to enjoy it as Judge of the dog classes and I would like to thank the Officers and Committee for this honour.  I was very ably assisted by two capable and efficient stewards to whom I would like to give thanks both for their help and for their hospitality.   Further and important thanks are due to all the exhibitors who did me the honour of going over their dogs.  It was a super entry both numerically and in depth of quality with cc quality dogs right down the line in some classes.   

Bitches – Mike Hollingsbee

I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of the Club for inviting me to judge bitches at their show. I would also like to thank my stewards Sharon Pickering and Helen Thomas for keeping me in order and running the ring so efficiently. My thanks also go to the exhibitors for allowing me to examine their dogs and accepting my decisions.

Together with my co-judge Elspeth Jackson we managed to agree on the major honours of the day apart from Best Veteran. I preferred Elspeth’s dog choice and she chose my selection of veteran bitch. Our referee John Dace was called in and awarded Best Veteran to the bitch. 


Minor Puppy Dog

Entries 4 Absentees 0

1st Bardenfox A View To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead) Nicely sized, nine month old puppy shown in good double jacket on a good thick pelt.  Pleasing in outline.  Good in neck, front and shoulder.  Narrow ribs well carried back to strong loin.  Moved out well in class and in dog challenge to take Best Puppy Dog.

2nd Oxcroft Jethro (Mr J Price) Good headed youngster having a short strong muzzle with strong bite and good skull.  Super reach of neck, good in rib, narrow and racey throughout.

3rd Terabyte Two Tone (Mr K Green) Blue dog built on rangy lines and longer in body than first two, Good in front, level topline completed with tail well set on.

Res Hobholt Helter Skelter (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)


Puppy Dog

Entries 6 Absentees 2

1st Shiftyfox Tried And Tested (Mr G Wildey) Loved his super double jacket with the harshest possible texture on a thick pelt.  Good for type with masculine otter head.  Good size, nice rib easily spanned, strong loin and nicely turned quarters.

2nd Cynetkoy’s Gameplan (Mr S D & Mrs A S Watson & Kenna) Racey, narrow dog, good in shoulder and front with good topline and well set tail. 

3rd Cedarhill Shining Star At Nookshot (Miss R C Newman) Red dog puppy with good masculine head.  Shown in good thick coat, nicely turned hind quarters, good thick short tail.

Res Chatmoss Bullet Tooth Tony (Miss J Hughes & Mr M J L Kendrick)


Junior Dog

Entries 10 Absentees 2

1st Mysulan Going Solo (Mrs S J Baxter) Balanced neat blue dog with good strong head,  good reach of neck through good shoulders, strong loin and racey hind quarters.  Shown in good thick double jacket Held his own in the challenge.

2nd Blaisdon Bow Brilliant (Mr J N & Miss A J Thomas) Another neat well proportioned youngster, with pleasing head with strong muzzle. Scored in outline with level top line, strong loin and good tail set.

3rd Ridgebow Tracker (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury) Typey, masculine, well muscled red dog shown in good thick double, quality coat.  Another one in this class who was balanced and pleasing in outline.  Good short thick carrot tail.

Res Chorbeck Chatty Man (Mrs H Haughton)

VHC Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)


Maiden Dog

Entries 0 Absentees 0

Yearling Dog Entries 11 Absentees 2

1st Mysulan Going Solo (Mrs S J Baxter)

2nd Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving) Quality, well proportioned young dog with good ring presence. Super reach of neck, ribs good well carried back, strong loin, good top line and tail set. A tough decision between 1 and 2.

3rd Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Strong headed masculine, well muscled dog shown in new short harsh top coat on a good thick undercoat.

Res Stowthorney Mr Tickle JW (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)

VHC Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)


Graduate Dog

Entries 5 Absentees 2

1st Earthdog Lanyard By Beaconpike JW (Mr S & Mrs K Golding) Racey dog, narrow all through with good ribs well carried back.  Good masculine otter head with good expression. Fit and well muscled shown in new tight coat on a thick pelt.

2nd Markington Apollo (Mrs M Houseman) Fit red dog of good size, good in bone with a well set correctly shaped tail of good length. Pleasing in head, good strong muzzle, with a dark eye.

3rd Bramblesgate Razzle Dazzle (Mr S C & Mrs A J Massen) Grizzle dog with a tight harsh new coat on a good pelt.  Well proportioned head with strong muzzle, good bite and correct breadth of skull, neat ears.


Post Graduate Dog

Entries 10 Absentees 1

1st Onthill Aramis (Mr R & Mrs A Ramus) Blue dog, good for type, good in head and expression, pleasing reach of neck to level top line.  Good for size and balance, comes to hand nicely.

2nd Nookshot Nutcracker (Miss R C Newman) Well muscled dog shown in good condition nicely presented in super harsh coat.  Pleasing head with short strong broad muzzle and neat ears. 

3rd Glebeheath Smash N’grab (Miss L M Jordan & Mr A M Smith) Balanced dog of good size, well presented in good jacket and in fit hard condition. Easily spannable with ribs carried back to a strong loin and well angulated hand quarters.

Res Keebank Charlie’s Diamond (Mrs L Keeffe)

VHC Rhozzum Gwilym (Mrs M Sharp)


Limit Dog

Entries 18 Absentees 3

What a hard class this was to judge but for pleasing reasons being strong numerically and in depth of quality.  Just deciding the short list was tough and the placings were very hotly contested with quality dogs in all places and beyond.

1st Dandyhow Friendly Fire at Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe) Eye catching dog, balanced and well proportioned throughout. Super in neck, with good reach, good in shoulder and forehand.  Good for rib, strong in loin with racey quarters.  Fit, well muscled and turned out today in tip top condition with a super harsh coat. Reserve Dog CC

2nd Stineval Napoleon JW (Mr & Mrs A G Horner) Another quality dog built on similar lines to the first making them very difficult to spilt.  He is typey, well proportioned and balanced.  Good in forehand and narrow through to good strong hind quarters.  His day will come for sure.

3rd Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra) Rangier type than first two with well proportioned body lines. Super masculine head with strong muzzle and correct skull.  Good length and reach of neck.  In excellent condition with thick pelt and coat.  Another whose day will surely come soon.

Res Gameway Mcvitie JW (Mrs P Clark)

VHC Daluce King Of Emotion (Mr J & Mrs H M Thomas)


Open Dog

Entries 15 Absentees 2

1st CH Badgerholme Epsom Jet JW ShCM (Mr B Dickinson & Miss T James & Miss T James) Balanced dog, pleasing in outline with good neck, topline and tailset.  Ribs easily spanned and carried well back.  Super in shoulder and front, nicely angulated behind allowing him to move around the ring with pleasing efficiency.  Lovely otter head and keen expression.  Dog CC and Reserve Best in Show.

2nd CH Cobstoneway River Magic JW ShCM (Miss C Spencer)  Masculine otter head with strong muzzle, moderately broad skull and neat ears. Good reach of neck, good in topline.  Well muscled hind quarters with good bend of stifle. In excellent coat and condition.  Compares very well against the younger strong contenders in this class.

3rd CH Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee) Nicely sized neat dog, with a super harsh blue coat on a good thick pelt.  Narrow in rib and good in shoulder, level top line completed by a super short thick tail well set on. 

Res CH Tojamatt Warlord (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)

VHC Benattivo Betfred (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)


Special Challenge Dog

Entries 3 Absentees 0

1st Markington Apollo (Mrs M Houseman) 2nd in Graduate

2nd Dymanti Roman Warrior at Nottorg ShCM (Mr P J & Mrs A K Taylor) Red dog in good double jacket, good length of back and strong in loin, nice rear angulation.

3rd Brewbrads Tricky Trickster (Miss V Bradley) Longer all through than 1 & 2.  Racey, good in rib and pleasing hind quarters. Shown in harsh pin wire coat.


Veteran Dog

Entries 6 Absentees 1

I always love judging a veteran class and today was no exception as I was treated to a class of quality dogs who were a pleasure to go over.

1st CH Grindelvald In Full Cry JW (Mrs M A Bailey) Quality dog who still has all the attributes which gained him his title.  Masculine well proportioned otter head with keen expression.  Good for type,  built on racey lines, balanced and pleasing in outline.  In good fit condition sporting a good double coat.

2nd CH Cedarhill Authorized JW ShCM (Mrs C Dean) Another quality dog who pushed the first very hard and made the decision in this class a tough one.  Shown today in good thick double jacket he is balanced and well proportioned.  Time has not robbed him of his super straight front and well muscled hind quarters.

3rd CH Irton Up Helly Aa (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer) Yet another worthy champion in this class.  In good order throughout with good coat and in fit well muscled condition.  He has the best of heads with a super keen expression.  

Res Ashbrae Fellman At Beaconpike (Mr & Mrs Golding)

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

Special Open Working Dog

Entries 1 Absentees 0

1st Ragatam Equalizer Via Ycart (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler) A smart dog who really belies his 11 years shown in super condition.  Typey head, good neck, super shoulders and good racey hind quarters. 


Minor Puppy – Bitch

Entries: 11   Absentees: 0

1st – Shiftyfox Rock The World (Mr G Wildey)

6 month old grizzle, good mouth, nicely shaped head, good reach of neck, well placed shoulders, good bone, neat feet, easily spanned, moved well.

2nd – Foxpaw Revelation (Mr P & Mrs H Fulker)

7 month old grizzle, good bite, well placed shoulders, straight front, level topline, good weather proofed coat, good movement both ways.

3rd – Oxcroft Damsel (Mr J Price)

Just 6 months old baby at her first show, good front and shoulders, level topline, good tailset, good harsh coat, in excellent groomed condition, easily spanned.

Res – Grizzledale Forget Me Not (Mrs M Medhurst)

VHC – Terabyte Dawnanna At Blaisdon (Mr J N & Miss A J Thomas)


Puppy – Bitch

Entries: 11   Absentees: 3

1st – Cedarhill Shooting Star (Mrs J Alpe)

Good mouth and typical Border head, good neck into well placed shoulders, sufficient bone, level topline, excellent coat, in very good condition, moved and shown well, a very attractive puppy. BBP and BPIS

2nd – Benattivo Fire Flower (Mrs S J & Mr C P Girling)

A very nice puppy, well balanced, good coat and pelt, level topline, moved well both ways, nice straight front, good bone, good tailset.

3rd – Southash Finding Bliss (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)

Another nice puppy, correct bite, good front, level topline, moved well both ways, coat past its best.

Res – Pebbledyke Pamona (Mr K L Foster)

VHC – Badgerbeck Dirty Dancing


Junior – Bitch

Entries: 16   Absentees: 1

1st – Chorbeck Gossip Girl At Blackmine JW (Miss Tracey James & Mrs Michelle Render)

A beautiful grizzle, excellently presented, eye catching appearance, level topline, well set tail, good bone, lovely bitch head and expression.

2nd – Stineval Malizia (Mr A & Mrs C Horner)

Another lovely, blue and tan, straight front, good neck and shoulders, excellent harsh coat, good movement, close up to 1.

3rd – Holdenelms Lady Alice Via Ycart (Mr K K & Mrs T J Fraser & Butler)

A very fit blue and tan, good bite, well placed shoulders, good tailset, well muscled, good bone.

Res – Hartswelin She’s The One (Miss L J Coleman)

VHC – Rhozzum Tangle (Mrs M Sharp)


Maiden – Bitch

Entries: 9   Absentees: 5

1st – Brumborder’s Birthday Girl (Mrs P Clark & Mrs I M Southam)

A blue and tan of lighter build than most but well balanced with good bone, level topline and good rear angulation

2nd – Rhozzum Tangle (Mrs M Sharp)This bitch was VHC in a very good Junior Bitch class. Nice head and earset, good front, good harsh coat, moved with drive

3rd – Chesterton Caboodle (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)

A nice grizzle, neat feet, good balance, deeper in chest than 1 and 2, good coat,

Res – Colourbox Orange Pippin With Swingwing (Mrs G & Mr & Mrs G Cove Print & Fordham)


Yearling – Bitch

Entries: 12   Absentees: 1

1st – Brankell Double Or Quits (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)

A nicely balanced grizzle, very nice front construction, good bone, level topline, good tailset, very nice tight coat, good movement both front and rear, shown in fine fettle and well handled

2nd – Ianteg Red Rubi JW ShCM (Miss S Richie)

Another nice grizzle, shorter coupled than 1, good tailset, good rear angulation, well groomed coat in perfect condition, moved very well

3rd – Howthwaite Gold Dust (Mr R J & Mrs E A Barrett)

A blue and tan, strong shoulders, good reach of neck, well set tail extending from a good topline, excellent harsh coat, presented in good condition.

Res – Irton Scotch Mist (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)

VHC – Karison Kappuccino (Miss K Johnson)


Graduate – Bitch

Entries: 7   Absentees: 2

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

A very pleasant grizzle, very nice head, good reach of neck extending from well constructed shoulders, good bone, shown in a nice full coat, moved well assisted by good handling.

2nd – Blewecourt Carpe Horam (Mr M & Mrs T Morgan)

A nice balanced grizzle, good front and shoulder construction, good bone and neat feet, coat in good condition and presented well, moved well both ways

3rd – Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)

Blue and tan, good neck and shoulders, bone OK, good topline and tail set, nice rear angulation, coat not as good as 1 and 2.

Res – Rhozzum Gwenno (Mrs M Sharp)

VHC – Otterpaws Firebird (Miss Dixon)


Post Graduate – Bitch

Entries: 17   Absentees: 6

1st – Puzzlers Hope Full Hattie At Broadsmill (Mrs E J Pinkham)

Blue and tan, pleasing head, reach of neck and shoulders, good bone, excellent coat, moved well

2nd – Chesterton Boutique (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)

Grizzle, close up to 1 but movement not quite as good, lovely coat and in good condition, typical border head with good reach of neck.

3rd – Fehmarn Celtic Dream (Mrs J Morton Shaw)

Blue and tan, good head and neck, well laid back shoulders, very good pelt with excellent coat, good topline and presented in excellent condition

Res – Oxcroft Roadshow (Mr J Price)

VHC – Totherend Tickety Blue (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)


Limit – Bitch

Entries: 17   Absentees: 4

What a lovely class, first three could easily change places on another day.

1st – Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)

Lovely grizzle, strongly constructed and in fit condition, good reach of neck leading to excellent shoulders and level topline. Good rear angulation and coat in excellent harsh condition. RCC

2nd – Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin’ (Mrs S J Baxter)

Blue and tan, a very balanced dog in excellent condition, longer in body than 1, well laid shoulders, narrow body, moved and showed well

3rd – Tarkaswell Doctor’s Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)

Grizzle, narrow throughout, the sweetest feminine head, moved with drive and enthusiasm, presented in nice condition

Res – Fehmarn Moelwynbach (Mrs J Morton Shaw)

VHC – Ellhex Dizzie Miss Lizzie (Mr D & Mrs M Render)


Open – Bitch

Entries: 17   Absentees: 9

1st – Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)

Blue and tan, a lovely head with a typical female Border expression, good topline and perfect carrot shaped tail well set, a nicely constructed body balanced in every way, moved with drive using her well angulated hind quarters CC and BIS.

2nd – CH / Ir CH Ploughdown Portia (Mr & Mrs E Armstrong)

Another blue and tan, excellent racy body, good head and expression, good front, balanced in every way.

3rd – CH Emblehope Dance and Dance JW (Miss D Bladen)

Pleasing blue and tan, good length of body, good reach of neck, excellent coat and presented in good condition, moved well both ways with drive.

Res – Picer Aimee Vilbert JW (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)

VHC – Kentelv Living Single at Stowthorney (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)


Special Challenge – Bitch

Entries: 5   Absentees: 1

1st – Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)

3rd in Graduate

2nd – Twigglestone Elfenor JW ShCM (Mrs L I Aldous)

Nicely constructed grizzle, level topline, sweet feminine expression, shown well

3rd – Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)

Good head and expression, moved well, good coat and pelt.

Res – Tezaland Valentine Dream At Bordaholic (Mrs T L Bromley)


Veteran – Bitch

Entries: 10   Absentees: 1

1st – CH Southash Blue Betty Boo Gameway JW (Mrs P Clark)

A lovely blue and tan who has had a fantastic showing career, Still has the same magic and presents a lovely balanced picture, excellent coat, moved very well.BVIS

2nd – Int/Am/Can CH Sulan Fancy That (Mrs S J Baxter)

Another happy veteran in good condition and enjoying her day. Unlucky to meet 1 today. Good movement, nicely shaped head, good reach of neck

3rd – Breckgreen Blue Christmas (Mrs J Green)

Presented in good condition, moved very well both ways, good coat and balanced outline.

Res – Ravenside Ma Biche At Ridgebow (Mr N Duxbury)

VHC – Grindelvald Miss Teak At Eltonfurze (Mrs A Fray)


Special Open Working – Bitch

Entries: 1   Absentees: 0

1st – CIB, IR CH, NL CH, Chatmoss Rebel Rebel MFH, AMW 13, CW 14, 15 & 16, BWNL 14 (Mr & Mrs D J & P M Lockley)

Strong fit dog with good coat and pelt, Moved with drive, although standing alone a worthy winner.