Judge: Ms Judith Fawcett (Carrock)

Entries: 83 making 99

Show Critique:

I would like to thank the Midland Border Terrier Club for inviting me to judge this my second breed club show. Thank you to the committee for their kind hospitality and the lovely gift I received at the end of the day. My two stewards, Sharon Pickering & Beverley Barber, kept things moving along nicely – thank you. I was delighted with the entry – thank you to everyone for giving me the opportunity of going over your dogs and for the sporting manner in which my decisions were accepted. As expected coats were at various stages – some were good, some going over and a couple of exhibits were freshly pulled out. All dogs were entire and there were no kinked tails. There were one or two untidy and a couple of level mouths. I had one main concern on the day – size. There were some exhibits who were just too big to span and weighed heavy and this was reflected in their placings. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and was delighted with my main winners – I had some good quality dogs to judge.


Best Of Breed: Lynsett Lewis

Reserve Best In Show: Alcumlow Bloom JW

Best Opposite Sex: Alcumlow Bloom JW

Best Dog: Lynsett Lewis

Reserve Best Dog: Mysulan Going Solo JW

Best Puppy – Dog: Farlacroft My Friend Walter

Best Bitch: Alcumlow Bloom JW

Reserve Best Bitch: Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin’

Best Puppy – Bitch: Southash Lavender Blue At Oatberry

Best Puppy: Southash Lavender Blue At Oatberry

Best Veteran: CH Ottaswell Palamedes


Minor Puppy – Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 0

1st – Farlacroft My Friend Walter (Mr M Wait)

Blue & Tan, 8 months old. Good head, correct scissor bite, dark eye and nice expression. Neat ears. Good pelt and coat. A little unsettled on the move in his class – moved better in the challenge for BPD, holding his top line well. Spanned easily. His overall balance and size won him BPD.

Puppy – Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 0

1st – Oakyard Outspoken (Mr J Parry)

up to size 9 month old grizzle with strong head, good dentition. Nice length of body and good top line but I found him difficult to span. He moved OK.

2nd – Reedwater Doc Holliday By Dassett (Mrs S Spafford)

pleasing headed dog with neat ears & strong teeth. Spanned OK. Good top line and tail set. Short of coat today. Not so positive in his front movement.

3rd – Skyeisla Blue Reflection (Mr D Haugh)

Junior – Dog

Entries: 8 Absentees: 2

1st – Hartswelin Veritas With Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)

nice sized 18 month old dog with strong head and good scissor bite. Straight in front, well laid shoulders, narrow – spanned well. Thick pelt and deep jacket. Moved well.

2nd – Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)

Strong headed dog with slightly longer muzzle than 1. Good mouth. Not quite as easy to span as 1. Moved OK but not as positive in his front movement today. Good pelt and jacket.

3rd – Oxcroft Loganberry (Mr J Price)

Res – Blaisdon One Step Beyond To Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)

VHC – Brankell Big Break For Grindelvald (Mrs M Bailey)

Novice – Dog

Entries: 1 Absentees: 1

Graduate – Dog

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st – Baillieswells Ncn’ean (Professor A S Milton)

17 month old, who, underneath the untidy coat, is well put together. A little unsettled on the table but I was able to go over him. Very pleasing head with good bite. Lovely shoulder assembly, narrow in front, easy to span with good rib. Good top line and tail set. Moved well once settled. I was disappointed that I was not able to consider him in the final challenge as he was absent.

2nd – Glen Mara Oh Viedo At Kersfell (Mrs M Sneddon)

smaller made than 1. Another who is narrow in front and spans well. Good pelt but his jacket almost over the top. Moved well.

3rd – Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)

Res – Otterwood Titan (Mr P Armstrong)

VHC – Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)

Post Graduate – Dog

Entries: 4 Absentees: 1

1st – Cedarhill Melt In The Mouth (Mrs C Dean)

well presented, masculine headed dog with dark eye, big teeth and strong jaw. Well off for bone – just spannable. Straight front, level topline and nice tail set. Thick loose pelt and good jacket. Moved OK, although not so positive in front.

2nd – Skyeisla Teton (Mr D Haugh)

slightly smaller made than 1 and not so strong in head proportions. Good length of body and easy to span. Decent pelt and jacket. Moved OK.

3rd – Cynetkoy Forest Ranger (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)

Limit – Dog

Entries: 8 Absentees: 2

1st – Lynsett Lewis (Mr P Armstrong)

one I have judged before, but not placed so highly as he was carrying too much condition. Today it was like looking and going over at a different dog – well presented, lovely outline. Head of good proportions – not overdone in any way, neat ears, good dentition. Clean over his neck and shoulders – spanned well. Well-muscled with excellent top line and tail set. Lovely overall balance. Good pelt and jacket. Moved with purpose and drive. Pleased to award him Best Dog & BIS.

2nd – Southash Blue Jasper (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)

slightly taller dog with pleasing head but slightly longer in muzzle than 1. Decent pelt & jacket. Good angulation front and rear – moved soundly.

3rd – Oxcroft Jethro (Mr J Price)

Res – Gameway Macaroon (Mrs J S Truss)

VHC – Brumberhill Breitling (Mr T & Mrs K Kelly)

Open – Dog

Entries: 3 Absentees: 2

1st – Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)

4 year old Blue & Tan, stood alone in the class, but still deserving a first place. Pleasing head with good ear set, correct bite. Narrow throughout. Another with a good pelt and jacket, top line and tail set. Moved soundly enough. RBD

Minor Puppy – Bitch

Entries: 3 Absentees: 1

1st – Southash Lavender Blue At Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)

caught my eye when she came into the ring. Just a 6 month old baby, feminine head, good ear set and dentition. Lovely shoulder placement and ribs well back. Moved around the ring confidently for one so young – good length of stride if a little loose in front. A promising puppy. Pleased to award her BPB & BPIS.

2nd – Cynetkoy Ser Briene Of Tarth (Mr S D Watson & Mrs A S Kenna)

different type to one being smaller and shorter in body. Feminine head. Excellent deep, harsh jacket. Easy to span. Moved OK.

Puppy – Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 2

1st – Totherend Myrna Loy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)

just short of 11 months old, grizzle bitch of good length, with feminine head, near ears and good bite. Good top line and tail set. Would prefer slightly more bend of stifle. Moved OK – a little close behind.

2nd – Pherlas Bluebell (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)

just over 11 months old Blue & Tan bitch with feminine head. A little unsettled on the table and on the move today. Good length of body and narrow throughout.

3rd – Borderxpress Echo Beach (Mr R Wright)

Junior – Bitch

Entries: 4 Absentees: 3

1st – Southash Kiss Me Kate (Mr J & Mrs I M Southam)

another one who stood alone. Small feminine bitch, slightly shorter in body than I would prefer. Sweet head and nice ear set. Shown in full coat today. Moved OK.

Novice – Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 1

1st – Totherend Greta Garbo (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)

litter sister to my puppy bitch winner so very similar remarks apply. Much more settled on the move than 2 which won her the class.

2nd – Pherlas Bluebell (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)

2nd in Puppy Bitch.

3rd – Sweet Pearl (Mrs D J Turner)

Res – Smalesmouth Lyrical at Hoathwood (Mrs S Hales)

VHC – Kenaiteen April Fools Day (Miss C Selkeld)

Graduate – Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 2

1st – Alcumlow Portobello Road (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)

rangy grizzle & tan bitch of good proportions. Slightly longer in muzzle than I would prefer but still has a feminine head, neat ears and good bite. Spanned well with ribs carried well back. Moved out well with drive.

2nd – Otterpaws Lyin Eyes JW (Miss A M Dixon)

heavier made than 1 and just spannable. Good head with short strong muzzle and correct bite. Shown in hard condition. Short of coat today. Moved out well.

3rd – Mysulan Go Easy (Mrs S J Baxter)

Res – Sweet Pearl (Mrs D J Turner)

Post Graduate – Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 4

1st – Alcumlow Bloom JW (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)

rangy bitch with lovely feminine head, keen expression, neat ears & good mouth. Lovely pelt and jacket. Well laid shoulders and ribs well back – strong loin. Good top line and tail set. Sound on the move – strode out well around the ring with purpose and drive. Shown in fit, hard condition. BB & RBIS.

2nd – Kelcraig Demora (Mr R M & Mrs H Rowland)

smaller type than 1 but still with good length of body. Not quite as strong in muzzle. Good jacket. Moved OK.

3rd – Cynetkoy Pixie Mix Bel Jnr CH (Mr A Watson & Mrs A Kenna)

Limit – Bitch

Entries: 9 Absentees: 4

1st – Glebeheath Fingers Crossed For Ottaswell (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)

balanced, feminine headed bitch with good coat and pelt. Straight in front and spanned well. Moved out well.

2nd – Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)

pleasing head with good dentition. Narrow throughout. Well-muscled. Moved well on neat feet.

3rd – Totherend Blue Jean Topsy (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)

Res – Otterpaws Firebird ShCM (Miss A M Dixon)

VHC – Bowencloud The Bee Charmer (Mrs S J Ruth)

Open – Bitch

Entries: 7 Absentees: 4

1st – Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin’ (Mrs S J Baxter)

Blue/Tan bitch with strong head and muzzle. Spannable. Very good pelt and jacket. Well angulated front and rear – liked her length of body. Good top line and tail set. Sound on the move.

2nd – Totherend Blue Jean Genie (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)

heavier built than 1 and slightly deeper in chest. Shown in fit condition. Good head & ears. Moved soundly.

3rd – Kenaiteen April Fools Day (Miss C Selkeld)

Veteran – Dog or Bitch

Entries: 6 Absentees: 4

1st – CH Ottaswell Palamedes (Mr D & Mrs G M Hunt)

8 1/2 year old with good head with strong jaw. Correct in shoulder with lovely straight front. Wellmuscled. Good coat and pelt. Balanced and kept his top line on the move.

2nd – Wings of Speed at Otterpaws (Miss Dixon)

7 1/2 year old, heavier in front than 1 and shorter in body. Balanced head of good proportion. Shown in fit condition. Short of coat today. Moved out well.

Special Challenge – Dog or Bitch

Entries: 5 Absentees: 3

1st – Prince Rainbow Blue (Miss R Bevan)

unplaced in previous class. Did not have a typical border head but narrow throughout with good jacket and pelt. Moved OK for his handler.

2nd – Kenaiteen April Fools Day (Miss C Selkeld)

VHC in previous class. Heavier in build than 1 with OK head. Decent pelt and jacket.


Entries: 5 Absentees: 3

1st – Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright

2nd – Miss A Dixon