I was honoured to be invited to judge at Border Union as it has always been a favourite show of mine. It must be one of the most beautiful locations for a championship show and the lovely weather completed what was a very enjoyable day for me. Thank you to all the exhibitors who travelled for my opinion of their dogs – it was a quality entry with no glaring faults. Movement was a little disappointing with some lacking drive and forward reach, however the heat could have been a contributing factor.

Puppy - Dog Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
 
1st LOCHINDORB CHIEF O'THE CLAN (MR R S & MRS M I NICOLSON)
Promising puppy, liked his overall shape, very mature, nice head, eye slightly light but has plenty of time to darken, under his profuse coat he does have a good neck and shoulders, good topline, strong quarters moved well.
2nd CRESMORE VIMEIRO AT ALANEA (MRS A TATTERSALL)
An attractive puppy in lovely coat and condition, nice head with kind expression, compact deep body, good bone and feet , for me carrying slightly too much weight and preferred the movement of 1
3rd SPEETON SEA CHALLENGER (MR K E & MRS W J WILLEY)
Res PETRANELLA BOMBAY BAD BOY FOR SHANOAH (MR N & MRS S FOSTER)
 
Junior - Dog Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
 
1st MOMPESSON FLAWLESS (MISS S D LARGE)
Masculine dog, strong in head,balanced outline,good depth, strong quarters which he used on the move.
2nd MOMPESSON TRIBUTE (MR P & MRS K DRINKALL)
Litter brother to 1 same comments apply just preferred the sound movement of 1
 
Novice - Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
 
1st GAOLACHCARA SOMHLTH (MR & MRS STEVENSON)
Strong dog, attractive head complimented by a lovely dark eye, good front, well off for bone, tight feet, being critical would like a bit more angulation behind, his dark liver coat was presented to perfection, moved well when settled.
2nd MOMPESSON FLAWLESS (MISS S D LARGE)
3rd MOMPESSON TRIBUTE (MR P & MRS K DRINKALL)
 
Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
 
1st MOMPESSON CAVENDISH (MR & MRS JACKSON)
Very attractive dog, typical springer head with appealing expression, correct eye shape and colour, good bone and feet, level topline, well angulated moved with reach and drive liked him a lot,
2nd RISELAWROAD GORGUS GEORGE ( MRS C A MIDGLEY)
B/W dog really liked his head masculine without any coarseness and lovely kind eye, adequate length of neck, good shoulder placement, well off for bone, good angulation slightly sloping topline moved well
3rd CALVDALE FALSE ARREST (MRS J & MISS J A GUY)
Res RISELAWROAD MELVILLESON AT BAXBALACH (MRS F MCGOVERN)
VHC GLEADSBURY WHATADAZZLER (MISS S E WEST)
 
Limit - Dog Entries: 11 Absentees: 0
 
1st MOMPESSON STRIKER (MR & MRS JACKSON)
Very masculine dog, liked his overall balance,lovely springer head and expression, good bone and tight feet,deep body,strong well angulated hindquarters, lovely free movement.
2nd CALVDALE POINT OF LAW SHCM (MR & MRS M CALVERT)
Very eye catching dog would just like a bit more of him all over nice head but would prefer it to be slightly more masculine, lovely neck and shoulders, very short coupled which presents a level topline, good turn of stifle, beautifully presented.
3rd MEADOWDALE ALABAMA SLAMMER AT ACREGATE SHCM (MISS J TRACZ)
Res CEPEN CHANGING PLACES WITH WATERSWARREN JW (MR P D & MRS V L WARRENER)
VHC DONARDEN STAR ATTRACTION (MRS G DONALDSON)
 
Open - Dog Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
 
1st SH CH TRIMERE THRILLER (MRS A CORBETT)
Heading a quality class my winner appealed in head, melting expression, correct eye shape and colour, good neck and excellent shoulders, he had great depth of body, level topline in lovely coat and condition moved well with reach and drive DCC delighted to see him awarded Group 4
2nd SH CH/NORDU CH BARECHO HOLD YOUR HORSES AT PEASBLOSSOM (IMP SWE) (MR & MRS D MITCHELL)
Another top quality dog, in my opinion not quite as good in head as 1, loved his overall compact shape, well made throughout, masculine without any sign of coarseness, presented to perfection as expected from this kennel, moved well. RCC.
3rd SH CH TRIMERE TALKING POINT OF ALLENIE JW (MR A C & MR R P ALLEN & BOTT)
Res SHIPDEN WILL HAY (MR D J & MRS E B WHITLEY)
VHC CHERISHYM BRIGHT KNIGHT (MR P & MRS Y RICHARDSON & TERRY-RICHARDSON)
 
Puppy - Bitch Entries: 10 Absentees: 1
 
1st PEASBLOSSOM EMBRACE (MR & MRS D MITCHELL)
Stunning puppy loved everything about her, at the moment her head is what you would expect for her age but very mature in body great reach of neck, good bone level topline great rear angulation, again like her kennel mates presented in dark liver and contrasting brilliant white coat, moved well, must surely have a bright future.. BP
2nd HUNTERHECK WINTER SUNSET (MR G & MRS A TERNENT)
Very much a baby, nice head, compact body, level topline, good bone and feet loved her very sound movement when she settled, gave her handler a hard time was obviously enjoying her day.
3rd TRIMERE TOUCH OF BLACK (MRS A CORBETT)
Res CALVDALE ALMOST LEGAL (MRS S & MR G J GIBSON)
VHC CALVDALE MY GIRL OF FALLENLEAF (MR & MRS G & J CUNLIFFE)
 
Junior - Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
 
1st MOMPESSON ELEGANCE (MR & MRS JACKSON)
Lives up to her name very elegant bitch, true springer head, lovely neck and shoulders, good bone, level topline just needs the furnishings underneath to complete the picture, moved well.
2nd WOODSPA EUCALYPTUS (MR K & MRS L MCCOURT)
Nice youngster, balanced outline, good neck and shoulders, deep body, level topline moved ok
3rd GLEADSBURY PETITE ETOILE AT DUKEDEL (MS R & MS M RAWDING & BOLTON-LOCKHART)
Res TRIMERE TRANQUELISER AT BETHRYN NAF (MS K & MISS B HOLT)
 
Novice - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
 
1st ZIPHILL MEMPHIS GIRL (MISS B J ROSTRON)
Compact bitch, would prefer a bit more depth of muzzle, feminine throughout, dipped slighltly in topline moved ok
2nd CARMELFAIR MAGIC TAF (MISS K & MR G TORBETT & HAMILTON)
 
Post Graduate - Bitch Entries: 14 Absentees: 0
 
1st MELVERLY RIHANNA (MR R J SMITH)
Lovely feminine bitch true springer head with lovely expression, good neck and shoulders, level topline, good bend of stifle, correct tail set moved well.
2nd TRIMERE TANTRUMS AND TIARAS (MRS A CORBETT)
Very nice bitch beautiful head with sweet expression, lovely neck and shoulders, short compact body, good bend of stifle, nicely presented moved well close decision between 1 and 2
3rd BARECHO QUALIFIED TO SHOW WITH PEASBLOSSOM JW (IMP SWE) (MR & MRS D MITCHELL)
Res CALVDALE HUSH HUSH (MR & MRS M CALVERT)
VHC GAOLACHCARA CLIODNA JW SHCM (MR & MRS STEVENSON)
 
Limit - Bitch Entries: 8 Absentees: 0
 
1st DONARDEN FOXY LADY (MISS N CAMERON)
Very honest bitch of good type and quality,pleasing head and expression, clean over neck and shoulders good front,, adequate bone, good depth of body. Shown in gleaming coat and condition on the day this bitch did not succumb to the heat and with expert handling moved freely with reach and drive round the ring. In the Challenge never put a foot wrong and so demanded the CC, her 3rd.
2nd MOMPESSON CELEBRITY (MR & MRS JACKSON)
Strong bitch well made throughout, would prefer her to be slightly more feminine, good bone, very strong well angulated hindquarters, presented in lovely coat and condition, moved well
3rd ALANEA CHARADE OF JOROBADEN (MRS L BASHFORTH)
Res ALANEA ELEGANCE (MRS A TATTERSALL)
VHC REASON TO BE AT RISELAWROAD (MS C & MR P BROUGH & WALKER)
 
Open - Bitch Entries: 7 Absentees: 0
 
1st SH CH MELVERLY SUBLIMITY (MR R J SMITH)
Stunning bitch gorgeous head with correct eye shape good neck and shoulders good front, level topline one I have much admired unfortunately on the day the heat got to her . Looked a picture stood but let herself down on the move Res CC
2nd PETRANELLA PERFICKLY DELT JW SHCM (MS C P SAVELL)
Different type to 1 slightly bigger all over and not as good in head nevertheless a quality bitch with good bone and feet, good depth of body nice topline, correct tail set, sound movement
3rd SH CH TRIMERE TIGRA (MISS S J CORBETT)
Res SH CH ELIMVEK EARLY LANDING AT LOSSIEDOON (MR R S & MRS M I & MRS D M NICOLSON & SCOTT)
VHC CALVDALE THE JURY'S OUT WITH WOODSPA (MR K & MRS L MCCOURT)