Judge: Mr Peter Armstrong (Atron)
Entries: 70 dogs making 87 entries plus 2 NFC
Show Critique:
Many sincere thanks to the Officers and Committee of the Midland Border Terrier Club for the kind invitation to judge at this Show, It really seemed to be a success judging by the happy atmosphere in the venue and congratulations must go to all the hard working Committee for the superb organization on the day despite the Covid regulations and the inclement weather. My thanks must also go to my two efficient stewards, Mr. Richard Wright and Mrs. Joyce Whiting, for their invaluable assistance in keeping the ring running smoothly and keeping me in check.
Winners
Best In Show: CH Alcumlow Bloom JW
Reserve Best In Show: Farlacroft My Friend Walter
Best Opposite Sex: Farlacroft My Friend Walter
Best Dog: Farlacroft My Friend Walter
Reserve Best Dog: Onthill Marksman At Ragatam
Best Puppy – Dog: Cobstoneway Stand By Me
Best Bitch: CH Alcumlow Bloom JW
Reserve Best Bitch: Southash Lavender Blue At Oatberry
Best Puppy – Bitch: Otterbuck Chicago
Best Puppy: Cobstoneway Stand By Me
Best Veteran: Totherend Tickety Blue
Results
Minor Puppy – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Cobstoneway Stand By Me (Mr R & Mrs J Stevens)
Eye catching 8 month old baby so full of breed type. Good head with broad skull and a kind expressive eye of good colour. Small well set on ears. Elegant clean outline. Straight forelegs. Good length of body, well ribbed back. Good topline maintained on the move. Good angulation both front and rear. Decent coat. Moved soundly with drive and enthusiasm. BEST PUPPY DOG and subsequently BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
2nd – Pipruda Dark Rum at Beckholm (Mrs A Sutton)
Another promising 7 month old baby. Not quite so together today as the winner. Possesses a good head, moderately broad with a good finish to muzzle. Dark eye. Good front construction. Decent reach of neck. Narrow in body, strong loin. Presented in good harsh coat. Moved well.
3rd – Oxcroft Bombardier (Miss J Price)
Puppy – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Ragatam Eros (Miss T Peacock)
Dark eye. Stylish 11 month old youngster with lots to like. Decent head and expression, strong muzzle. Good reach of neck into well set shoulders. Narrow well proportioned body. Correct amount of bone. Shown in excellent coat condition, good pelt. Moved soundly with ease around the ring.
2nd – Oxcroft Bobbie (Mr J Price)
8 months old. Owns a pleasing head of correct proportions and keen expressive eye of good colour and shape. Straight front. Decent body, ribs carried well back. Good in profile. Well off for coat. Adequate angulation fore and aft. Not quite as confident today as the winner which reflected in his unsettled movement.
3rd – Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs)
Junior – Dog
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st – The Joker Let’s Rock and Roll to Fevstone (Mrs D Bullen)
Possesses a decent head with short strong muzzle and correct dentition. Straight forelegs, spans easily, well ribbed back. Elegant in profile and good tail set. Well angulated at both ends. Shown in good harsh coat. Moved well.
2nd – Arunmere Midnight Cowboy (Mrs A J Parsons)
Just preferred the head of this boy to my winner. Pleasing otter type head, not too broad with a good dark eye of correct shape. Neat ears. Decent narrow front. Strong neck set into well laid back shoulders. Slightly shorter in body than the winner. Strong in loin. Good angulation fore and aft. Decent hard coat and thick pelt. Moved well.
3rd – Alcumlow Aramis (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Res – Otterholme Ulysses (Ms T Jones)
VHC – Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs)
Novice – Dog
Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st – Mysulan Easy Street (Mrs V Hall)
Took my eye on entering the ring. Smart stylish type. Masculine head yet without any coarseness, good keen expression, nice eye shape and colour. Straight forelegs. Good length of neck flowing into deep narrow body. Strong in loin. Good angulation both front and rear. Well coated. Moved very well with determination and drive.
2nd – Glenorchy Rooney (Mrs M Davies)
Head of good proportions, kind expressive eye with a good finish to muzzle. Correct front construction and lay back of shoulder. Good length of body, well ribbed. Not quite so confident today as the winner but moved well when eventually settled.
3rd – Tyneotter Sundance (Mr P M Tabern)
Res – Achouffe Aotearoa Fable (Mrs A Stubbs)
Graduate – Dog
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st – Onthill Marksman At Ragatam (Miss T Peacock)
Very promising type. Appealing head of good proportions, good dark eye of correct shape, good finish to muzzle, correct bite. Straight forelegs. Neat feet with thick pads. Front could be a little tighter. Good topline and correct tail carriage. Presented in excellent coat and condition. Moved well. Handled and presented to advantage. RESERVE BEST DOG.
2nd – Picer Abraham Darby (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Heavier type than the winner but with pleasing overall proportions. Strong head, good skull, kind dark eye and inquisitive expression. Good front, adequate reach of neck. Good body length to loin and depth of chest. Shown in good harsh coat. Stylish mover.
3rd – Mysulan Easy Street (Mrs V Hall)
Res – Mysulan Easy Ryder (Mr B Jepson)
VHC – Hawkgreen Artful Dodger (Mrs G Tabern)
Post Graduate – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st – Fisherbloom Dont Stop Me Now At Louajak (Miss C Gwilliam)
Stylish boy. Masculine head of good proportions, correct eye shape and colour, small ears well set on. Elegant in profile with good length of neck set into laid back shoulders. Spanned well. Presented in fit and hard condition. Good coat. Very sound on the move covering the ground efficiently.
2nd – Borderstream Zodiak (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
Decent head with good skull proportions, dark eye and cheeky keen expression. Good ear set. Correct topline held on the move with good length of body, well ribbed back. Moved well in profile but not quite so confident in the ring as the winner.
3rd – Bevmar Bartholomew (Mr B A Bassett)
Limit – Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st – Farlacroft My Friend Walter (Mr M Wait)
Super Blue & Tan dog with lots to like about him. Good head with adequate depth of jaw. Decent expression. Correct ear placement. Good reach of neck flowing into laid back shoulders. Narrow front. Correct tailset. Lovely topline maintained on the move. Moved confidently with fluidity and drive around the ring. BEST DOG. Delighted to subsequently award him BEST BLUE & TAN and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW.
2nd – Hartswelin Veritas With Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
Well headed dog, good eye, strong flat skull and good finish to muzzle. Correct front angulation, strong topline and excellent rear angulation. Pushed the winner hard but just lost out on front movement. Shown in good coat and condition.
Open – Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st – Bordergold Rudolph At Beckholm (Mrs A Sutton)
Pleasing overall proportions. Strong head, good eye, broad skull with short strong muzzle. Decent expression. Moderate length of neck into good shoulders. Good body length to loin, easily spanned rib. Clean outline. Well angulated front & rear. Moved well
2nd – Mysulan Going Solo JW (Mrs S J Baxter)
Very well balanced dog with lots to like. Good head, dark eye with keen expression. Correct bite. Good reach of neck, narrow throughout. Shorter in body than the winner. Well ribbed back. Correct topline and tailset. Good angulation front & rear. Good harsh coat. Movement not quite so positive as the winner.
Minor Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st – Otterbuck Chicago (Mrs V Swallow)
Promising 7 month old quality baby with lots to admire. Pleasing feminine head, kind eye and alert keen expression. Small V shaped ears. Good straight front and shoulder placement. Good length of body, well ribbed up. Correct topline. Well angulated both ends. Moved well for one so young. BEST PUPPY BITCH
2nd – Oatberry Pandora At Southash (Mrs I M Southam)
Quality 8 month old baby. Lovely head and expression, good eye shape and colour. Moderate length of neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Strong well muscled hindquarters. Balanced outline. Very close up to the winner but front action being the deciding factor between the two.
Puppy – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 4
1st – Mysulan Rhapsody In Blue (Mrs S J Baxter)
Appealing head of good proportions, dark eye of correct shape, good finish to muzzle. Straight front and good shoulder placement. Strong topline and correct tailset. Excellent in profile held both when stood and also when moving. Good angulation front and rear. Moved well with a smart positive action driving around the ring.
2nd – Mysulan Dizzy (Mr B Jepson)
Litter sister to the winner. Pleasing head of correct proportions, broad skull, dark eye and keen expression. Correct front construction. Strong muscular neck set into laid back shoulders. Well ribbed back and firm loin. Good topline. Moved well.
3rd – Staynorwood Ramona (Mr G & Mrs C Richardson)
Junior – Bitch
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st – Picer Bess Pool (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Very promising youngster. Appealing feminine head of correct proportions, strong short muzzle, correct bite. Straight, narrow and well constructed front. Easily spanned. Neat feet. Excellent profile. Strong in loin. Well angulated front and rear. Moved with drive and determination. Movement and angulation eventually being the deciding factor over 2nd.
2nd – Tojamatt Seamstress (Mr & Mrs D Matthews)
Very workmanlike bitch who pushed the winner hard. Pleasing head, moderately broad skull. Correct eye shape and colour, keen expression, just preferring it to the winner. Straight front. Muscular neck flowing into laid back shoulders. Narrow body, well ribbed. Strong firm topline and tailset. Movement a little unsteady at times.
3rd – Foxfactor Happy Go Lucky (Mrs K D Stockley)
Res – Dottie Pip by Dassett (Mrs S Spafford)
VHC – Arunmere Annie Oakley (Miss J Hughes)
Novice – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 4
1st – Olliesorchid Calypso (Mr R & Mrs D Symons)
Quality bitch. Lovely head and expression, good eye shape, short strong muzzle and good bite. Moderate length of neck into good shoulders. Easily spanned and is ribbed well back, strong loin. Pleasing outline. Adequate angulation both front & rear. Moved well with fluidity and drive.
2nd – Oatberry Pandora At Southash (Mrs I M Southam)
3rd – Jessica Maden (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 8 Absentees: 5
1st – Borderrush Magic Bean (Miss A J Hall)
Quality bitch with many positive attributes. Lovely head and expression, dark eye, large teeth. Straight front. Muscular neck of good length. Narrow body of correct length ribbed well back. Easily spanned. Well presented with a good harsh coat and pelt. Moved well around the ring. Movement finally being the deciding factor in this class.
2nd – Olliesorchid Dame at Ragatam (Miss T J Peacock)
Lighter build than the winner but very close up. Appealing feminine head of good proportion, good eye shape and colour. Straight front and good shoulder placement. Firm topline and correct tailset. Well angulated front & rear. Unfortunately not so positive in front action.
3rd – Bowencloud Amber Dram (Mrs S Ruth)
Post Graduate – Bitch
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st – Otterwood Aura (Miss A J Hall)
Pleasing type of bitch. Lovely head and keen expression, dark eye. Straight front. Good reach of neck set well into shoulders. Good length of body, well ribbed. Easily spanned. Good topline and tailset. Adequate angulation at both ends. Harsh double jacket. Moved with strength and fluidity to win this class.
2nd – Otterpaws Red Red Wine (Mrs J M Dixon)
Feminine head with neat ears, good eye of correct shape and colour. Good dentition. Well constructed throughout. Presented in good harsh coat on a thick pelt. Perhaps could lose a little weight to advantage. Pressed the winner hard but just lacked the enthusiasm and drive today when moving around the ring.
Limit – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 1
1st – Southash Lavender Blue At Oatberry (Mrs K Tuffin)
Lovely typically feminine blue and tan bitch. Good head proportions, strong jaw and good finish to muzzle. Excellent eye shape and colour. Small ears set on well. Good front construction and lay back of shoulder. Easily spanned. Good in outline. Well coated. Carrying just the right amount of condition today. Moved soundly with drive. RESERVE BEST BITCH.
2nd – Picer Isabel Derby (Mr G & Mrs S Pickering)
Slightly heavier type than the winner. Super attractive head of correct proportions. Good dark eye and expression. Well placed ears. Actually preferring the head of her to the winner. Correct front construction. Level topline, well ribbed up. Adequate angulation front and rear. Strong muscular quarters. Good tail placement. Well coated. Moved well.
3rd – Wadesleia Lady Madonna Saxheath (Mrs A Heathcote)
Res – Foxfactor Fancy Free (Mrs K Stockley)
VHC – Fisherbloom Killer Queen At Thistlewhiss (Miss A J Sutton)
Open – Bitch
Entries: 7 Absentees: 3
1st – CH Alcumlow Bloom JW (Mr P, Mrs B & Miss R Barber)
Excellent Blue & Tan, a real extrovert in the ring. Possesses a very feminine head, kind eye, alert expression and good finish to muzzle. Good reach of neck set into well laid shoulders. Good front construction. Superb topline maintained on the move and well set on tail. Good angulation front & rear. Shown and presented in superb condition. When asked moved effortlessly around the ring with ease in complete harmony with her handler. BEST BITCH and subsequently BEST IN SHOW. Well done !
2nd – Totherend Blue Jean Genie (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Blue and Tan bitch with a good head, keen expression, dark eye, good earset, correct dentition and strong finish to muzzle. Good front construction, straight legs and small neat feet. Thick coat and pelt. Moved adequately but could not match the exhuberance of the winner.
3rd – Oxcroft Damson Of Glenorchy (Mrs M Davies)
Res – Kenaiteen April Fools Day (Miss C Salkeld)
Veteran – Dog or Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 2
1st – Totherend Tickety Blue (Mr R G & Mrs E A Wright)
Typical Blue & Tan bitch, alone but certainly not disgraced. Pleasing head of good proportions and correct bite. Good front, adequate length of body, good topline and tailset. Good harsh coat. Moved out soundly and well. Could certainly show the youngsters a thing or two about exhuberance in the ring
Special Challenge – Dog or Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1st – Otterbuck Chicago (Mrs V Swallow)
2nd – Jessica Maden (Mr & Mrs S Ward)
3rd – Kenaiteen April Fools Day (Miss C Salkeld)
Brace
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st. Stockley’s Brace. Very well matched pair of quality bitches, of similar size and colour, who it turns out, were Mother & Daughter, and who went soundly around the ring in unison with their handler. No mean feat !. Presented in excellent coat and condition.