Border Union 19

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Photo: Kay Woodward

Judge: Mrs J Cunliffe

Best of Breed - Sh Ch TRIMERE TICKET MAID
Dog CC - Sh Ch BERESFORD NIGHT TRAIN
Res Dog CC - HUNTERHECK TURN BACK TIME
Bitch CC - Sh Ch TRIMERE TICKET MAID
Res Bitch CC - POTRAIL SHAPE OF YOU
Best Puppy -TRIMERE TED BAKER WITH ANNAVAH
Best Veteran - OLLIWA RUTHLESS WITH TRIMERE ((IMP CZE)

Thank you to the committee for the invitation to judge my first set of CC’s at one of my favourite Shows in the calendar year. Not the biggest of entries for a first time but where I did not have the quantity I certainly had the quality and was delighted with my overall winners. Thank you to all the exhibitors who made the journey up to Bonnie Scotland and for allowing me the opportunity of assessing your dogs and took my decisions in a sporting manner.

Puppy - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST TRIMERE TED BAKER WITH ANNAVAH (MISS L A & MRS P J HAVARD) Beautifully presented upstanding young man with good proportions throughout - stands on good bone with super tight feet . Masculine head with eyes needing to darken which does detract slightly in his overall look. Liked his overall shape, shoulder placement and has sufficient angulation both ends which was evident in his movement. Up to size so hope he doesn’t grow on any more. However it was his movement that impressed – super reach and drive with lovely side gait - just think he needs to grow into himself to complete the picture. BPIB
2ND BERKENBAR GIOVANNI (MRS B GANARIN) Quite raw young man and very different to 1. Kind head and eye shape and colour. Liked his reach of neck which leads into well placed shoulders, tight feet, ribs well sprung, moderate bend of stifle. Moved well with good reach & drive just preferred the overall movement of the winner.

Junior - Dog
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1ST EASTRIDING ROYAL MAYFAIR (MRS K JENKINSON) This young man presents a lovely balanced picture for his age. He has a masculine head with good eye colour and shape. He is well boned with good depth and spring of rib for age and short coupled. Has good moderate angles front and with nicely turned stifle and short hocks. A happy showman on the move with reach and powerful rear drive carrying his tail well. Beautifully presented and in gleaming condition… I am sure his day will come
2ND EASTFALLA NEXT STEP (MS D & MR S EASTWOOD & TRUEMAN) L/W with pleasing head and typical expression. Sufficient substance throughout with nicely arched neck and well placed shoulders. Well angled without being overdone in any way with chunky hindquarters. As always from this kennel, presented to perfection. Not the confidence of the class winner today but time is on his side

Novice - Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST EASTRIDING ROYAL MAYFAIR (MRS K JENKINSON)
Post Graduate - Dog
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1ST HUNTERHECK TURN BACK TIME (MR G & MRS A TERNENT) One who I have admired from the ringside and was pleasantly surprised when I finally got my hands on him. This B&W boy has the most appealing head with kind expression that leads into nicely muscled slightly arched neck. Good shoulder placement and return of upper arm with good depth throughout, well sprung ribs and well muscled. Stands on delightful tight feet and is well boned without being overly heavy. Presented to perfection in a beautiful gleaming coat. Moved today as well as I think I have seen him move, just flowed around that ring covering the ground well particularly in profile. Sound both coming and going away, holding his topline, carrying his tail happily. Delighted to award him a well deserved Res CC
2ND PEASBLOSSOM VALENTINO (MRS S GRAHAM) Handsome L&W with good proportions throughout. Smartly marked young male with a pleasing head, good shaped well set in eye which could darken a little. Good depth in forechest and body. Lovely sound mover holding a good topline. Beautifully presented just was really up against it today with 1 in such good form .

Limit - Dog
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1ST LOCHBRIDE THUNDERSTRUCK (MRS J & MISS D LAUCHLAN) Lovely head, masculine and clean through. Would prefer slightly better shoulder placement but is balanced throughout with sufficient depth and chest. Good presentation and condition and moves well for his sympathetic handler

Open - Dog
1ST Sh Ch BERESFORD NIGHT TRAIN (MRS T TOPLISS) Little I can add to the plaudits that have already been heaped on this lovely young man - he really does have it all and would have happily taken him home with me! There wasn’t really anything I didn’t like about him from his handsome head to the tip of his well carried tail. He is masculine without any hint of coarseness with lovely eye shape and colour. Has a straight front with fabulous bone and lovely tight feet. Super depth to his forechest, strong slightly arched neck of good length onto well placed shoulders. Strong, well angulated hindquarters and well muscled. Lovely width of second thigh with short rear pasterns. I was delighted to award him the CC and really was splitting hairs in the final challenge but he just was pipped to the post by the beautiful bitch in the final decision having lost a little of his initial sparkle around the ring.
2nd MELVERLEY DESERT STRIKE OVER ACREGATE JW (Ms J TRACZ) Liked his overall shape and profile. He has a masculine handsome head without any coarseness with correct proportions and kind expressive dark eyes. Strong slightly arched neck which leads into well placed shoulders. Stands on strong bone and tight feet , Good depth to forechest with deep brisket, moderate bend of stifle, well-muscled with second thigh muscle moved with real reach & drive. Beautifully presented and handled well
3RD PLAIGLEN BEATERS BTRUE (Ms GLENDINNING & MRS E BOOLE)

Veteran Dog
1ST TRALAY BLACK JACK (MR J & MRS M N HAY) A pleasure to see this lovely boy today – an old fashioned honest B&W 8 year not looking his age. Great overall shape with a really lovely head. Well arched and muscled neck and fairly good front. Firm in topline and well made rear. Accurate out and back, In good coat and condition and a credit to his owner. BV Dog

Puppy - Bitch
Entries: 3 Absentees: 1 (1 W/D)
1ST TRIMERE TAYLOR SWIFT (MRS A CORBETT) A racy young l/w/t lady. Balanced in head and a lovely dark eye. Good front angulation with lovely shoulder placement and return of upper arm. Well sprung ribs and well coupled. Just needs to drop into her middle piece and tighten up on the move Beautifully presented. Covers the ground well but would like a little more reach but think she had her naughty head on today and was not on her best behaviour today as I have seen her move better. BPB

Junior - Bitch
Entries: 1 Absentees: 1

Novice - Bitch
Entries: 0 Absentees: 0

Post Graduate – Bitch Lovely class was splitting hairs in the final decision
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST PORTAIL SHAPE OF YOU (Ms H KIRK) Well my surprise of the day …….Have admired this young bitch from the ringside and pleasantly surprised when I finally got my hands on her and can understand why she has achieved all she has to date. Lovely balanced l/w/t bitch with a pleasing head with good fluting, eyes have now darkened to a lovely hazel. Good return of upper arm and depth to her body. A deep chest that is well developed with elbows set well to body. A strong, broad, well muscled rear. Just a lovely bitch with a clean outline with good chunky hindquarters and short rear pasterns with good bone. In glorious coat and condition. When I have seen her before always thought she just ‘did enough’ on the move but today she just kicked it up a gear and was a pleasure to watch her power around the ring with attitude and super reach and drive – very much ‘look at me’ and I did ! Delighted to award her RCC .
2ND BERESFORD NIGHT CLASS (MRS T TOPLISS) Another lovely bitch that grabbed my attention but a different type to class winner. Her head is balanced with a dark eye and good chiselling. Good length of neck onto well laid shoulders, excellent depth of chest and well bodied. Smaller build than 1, but very feminine and elegant throughout. Strong hindquarters with good return of stifle and well muscled . In lovely condition - Just unfortunate that the class winner performed at the top of her game today.
3RD PORTAIL TURNS THE SWAG ON FOR PINEREOCH (Ms L WILSON)
RES DONARDEN DREAM BABY (MRS N DOBBIN)
VHC WENARK MAY BLOSSOM AT YARLESTRE (MRS J M CRABTREE)

Limit - Bitch
Entries: 5 Absentees: 0
1ST LORDSETT UPTOWN GIRL AT BERESFORD (IMP POL) (MRS T TOPLISS) Beautiful stylish bitch with super head and dark expressive eye. Correct angles throughout with correct return of upper arm and shoulder placement. Super depth to her middle piece and forechest and ample spring of rib. Plenty of substance without being heavy and stands on lovely tight feet. Correctly angulated front and rear and possesses a super chunky bum! Moved really well and was considered for top honours
2ND TRIMERE TICATBOO (Miss S CORBETT) Compact profile, although I found her quite fine in the head she does have lovely almond shape eyes with dark hazel in colour, powerful neck leading into well placed shoulders. A bitch with sufficient bone and lovely tight feet, , deep brisket, elbows tucked in, well sprung ribs. Moved with good reach & drive
3RD HUNTERHECK UNDER A SPELL JW (MR & MRS TERNENT)
RES CHERISHYM CHARA (RICHARDSON, Mr P & TERRY-RICHARDSON Mrs Y)
VHC CALVDALE CLASSIC BLEND (MR G G & MRS J RAMSHAW)

Open - Bitch
Entries 2 Absentees 0
1ST Sh Ch TRIMERE TICKET MAID (Miss S CORBETT) Beautiful eye catching girl with so much to like. Head of medium length, chiselled under lovely dark eyes leading into strong, muscular neck and a super front assembly with lovely layback of shoulder and return of upper arm. She is well off for bone has text book tight feet and a lovely depth to her forechest. Nicely developed middle piece - deep in brisket with elbows well tucked in and ribs well sprung, moderate bend of stifle. Well-muscled throughout with good second thigh muscle and correct tail set. Beautiful presentation as always from this kennel. However it is on the move that she really shows you what she is made of, powering around the ring with glorious ease with super reach and drive keeping her top line level on the move. Another worthy champion who I was finally pleased to get my hands on. Delighted to add to her list of accolades by awarding her a very well deserved CC and Best of Breed and she gave a good account of herself in a very strong group. Well done!
2nd CHERISHYM CELANEO (RICHARDSON, Mr P & TERRY-RICHARDSON Mrs Y) Pretty, flashy bitch with lovely balanced head and kind expression with dark eye. Longer cast bitch than 1. She has a muscular slightly arched neck and good shoulders with plenty of forechest. I would personally prefer slightly more depth in her body and a little more all through but is an elegant girl and balanced throughout. Moves with reach and drive holding her topline well on the move. Beautifully presented

Veteran Bitch Entries 1 Absentees 0
1ST OLLIWA RUTHLESS WITH TRIMERE ((IMP CZE) (Miss S CORBETT) Quality bitch with a really lovely head. Long neck and good front and deep chest. Firm in topline. Well made chunky rear which is well angulated . Accurate out and back and certainly not looking her age – unfortunately a change of handler in the challenge did affect the final decision but a lovely girl nonetheless BVIB