Birmingham City

5th September 2015. Judge: Mrs M MacDonald-Cross.

"My thanks to the officers and committee for the invitation to judge this lovely breed. The situation with regard to choice in dogs as compared to bitches was pretty well the same as when I did the breed three years ago – fewer good dogs but lots of choice in the bitches. I was pleased to find only two incorrect bites. This is very much a profile breed and I am glad to say I found fewer Dandies lacking in the required body shape than was the case in the past. Hind movement was quite erratic at times, but something which needs addressed is the lack of spring of rib in many exhibits giving a narrow slab sided effect. Temperament as ever was super and I thank the exhibitors round the ring for the sporting way in which they greeted my decisions."


Dog CC

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC & BOB

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Best Veteran

Deacon & Hill's Ch. Cassencarrie Choirmaster

Kurg's Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill

Jarvis's Inzievar Summer Gold at Mosterlada

Milton's Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit

Booth's Borderstone Kingman

Buckley's Dentgate Celebration

Veteran Dog 1st: Buckley's Dentgate Celebration
Smart 7 years pepper with nicely proportioned head, good skull, strong muzzle with very good complete dentition. Lovely expression. Good front assembly and body shape. Shown in quality coat and profuse topknot. Happy showman enjoying every moment of his day out.

Puppy Dog 1st: Booth's Borderstone Kingman
11 months pepper of lovely breed type. Super head of correct proportions. Dark eye and melting expression. Nicely muscled neck leading into well laid shoulders. The desired weasely body shape with good spring of rib. Nice length to height ratio. Good quality jacket. He is such a showman in the making! When he settles to the job he moves really soundly both ends. Excellent quarters with well turned stifles and hocks well let down. One whose career I shall follow with interest. BP and was in strong contention for the RCC.
2nd: Wager's Inzievar Border Silver
Another pepper with only a day separating these two in age. Not the head of 1 but sweet expression, good muzzle and bite. He has a good neck leading into a nice front assembly, good outline and proportions. Not so masculine as 1 but moves with great enthusiasm.
3rd: Perrin's Bonnybeck Ocean Breeze

Junior Dog 1st: Wager's Inzievar Border Silver
2nd: Perrin's Bonnybeck Ocean Breeze
10 months mustard, 3rd in PD. Heavier type all through. Good expression and correct bite. Sound enough mover, but lacks the low weasely body required by the Standard. Rather short of coat on the day. Super temperament.

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Kurg's Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill
Just out of junior, this pepper has a lovely head with good skull and muzzle proportions. Dark eye giving lovely expression. Strong muzzle and bite. His muscular neck leads into well laid shoulders and good front. Correct body shape, well sprung rib and super quarters. This eyecatching youngster can, at times, show lack of enthusiasm, but his good forehand and quarters really drive him round the ring with total soundness. He is sporting abundant topknot and head furnishings for his age and his body coat is in transition. However, under this coat is a very well constructed Dandie and this is what won him the RCC spot.
2nd: Hayes & Harrod's Etsill Rognvald
3 years pepper a little overshadowed by 1, not the head nor so masculine throughout. Good expression, good neck and outline, shown in mature coat but not the ultra soundness of 1.

Limit Dog 1st: Noble's Hawkesmill Indiana
Coming up 2½ years. Super headed pepper dog, nice topknot and with dark hazel eyes giving melting expression. Nice broad skull and strong muzzle with good bite. His correctly shaped body is covered by a quality coat. Such good breed type. Moving soundly both coming and going, really well handled and presented. Strongly considered him for the RCC but the extra masculinity of his half brother was the deciding factor.
2nd: Bell's Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire
Close decision between these litter brothers. Many of the above remarks apply to Indigo as he also has a lovely head with good expression, nice neck and shoulders, well sprung rib and correct weasely shape. Shown in good quality coat and appears very keen to please his handler. However, not so true in front move movement as Indiana.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Diggory Delvet
Res: Jacka-Slater's Pennywave Lone Ranger
VHC: Keevil & Bullock's Yazga Love The One You're With

Open Dog 1st: Deacon & Hill's Ch. Cassencarrie Choirmaster
This is the first time I have seen this 2¾ years pepper. He has a pleasing head with good skull, strong muzzle and bite. Nice head furnishings and topknot. Good dark eye and kindly expression. His well shaped body is covered by a well presented quality coat. Good legs and feet, his quarters are good with well angulated stifles and well let down hocks. Moves soundly both ends. Good ratio of length to height and a nice degree of masculinity completes the picture of this honest Dandie. CC.
2nd: Edwards's Cloverwood Midnight Blue
4 years pepper. Larger and stockier dog all through than 1. Strong head with profuse topknot. Dark eye and pleasing expression. Moved well enough on good legs and feet. Preferred the size and body shape of 1.

Veteran Bitch 1st: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Edition
8 years mustard lady of good breed type. Shown in nice crisp jacket, she is very feminine with good dark eye, sweet expression and correct full bite. Nice head and topknot slightly spoiled by fly-away ears. Good neck, nice front, correct body shape. Moves soundly for her handler.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Shore's Mishahda Golden Chestnut at Swanwillow
10 months mustard of quality. Not a small girl, but beautifully proportioned. Lovely headpiece with good skull, expression, stop, muzzle and bite. Well shaped body with good rib/loin ratio and covered in a coat of super texture. Moved really well for her handler. It was a close decision for BP. Just preferred the size of the stunning dog puppy.
2nd: Harcourt-Morris's Dainty Dandies Royal Dutch Emma
Another mustard, 2 months younger than 1 and very much the baby in comparison. She presents a lovely outline with her correct low weasely body. Sweet ultra feminine head and expression, nice neck and front assembly and general development as one would expect at this age. Good jacket coming through. Obviously needs to settle to the job in the ring but time is on her side.
3rd: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade
Res: Sleight's Bonnybeck Shimmering Brook

Junior Bitch 1st: Jacka-Slater's Cloverwood Duchess May
16 months mustard who really caught my eye as she came into the ring. Her development is just right for her age. So feminine throughout. Sweetest of heads with lovely proportions of skull to muzzle. Super expression and correct bite. Her body shape is spot on with well sprung ribs and lovely rib/loin ratio. Covered in a quality jacket, she moves very soundly both ends. All this lovely young lady needs is time bringing maturity and she is surely one for the upper house!
2nd: Powis & Wallen's Siwop Black Baccara Rose
Pepper just a day out of puppy so giving a lot away in maturity in this class. Another oozing femininity and with sweet head and expression. She too has a lovely body shape and length to height ratio. Not so sound moving behind as 1 but a quality exhibit.
3rd: Bullock & Keevil's Yazga Lady Of The Island

Limit Bitch 1st: Milton's Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
19 months quality pepper, another that just caught my eye immediately. A lovely fronted bitch with balanced feminine head and pleasing expression, strong muzzle and correct bite. Nice neck leads into good shoulder placement. Presents a stunning outline with correct body shape, nicely muscled and with well sprung ribs. Good legs and feet. Shown in coat of good texture, she shows nonstop for her handler. Surely a young lady on the way to her title. I was pleased to award her the RCC.
2nd: Russell's Hawkesmill Ishbelle
Nice typy pepper of 2 years 4 months. Feminine head and expression. Super topknot. She has good body shape with a quality coat just coming through. Although older than 1, her half-sister, she appears less mature and has not the balance of 1, being just a little too much up on the leg for length of body. This breeder must be pleased with the successes of these two litters currently being shown on the circuit. Congratulations.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Puddleglum
Res: Denham's Dentgate Fire Opal

Open Bitch 1st: Jarvis's Inzievar Summer Gold at Mosterlada
Here came the star of the day for me. 3 years mustard just oozing quality and ring presence. Not the smallest of Dandie bitches but so feminine and beautifully constructed throughout. Best muscletone of the day! Her head is of outstanding quality with such gorgeous expression, lovely skull, stop and muzzle and correct dentition. Great body shape, well sprung ribs and well boned legs and feet. Beautifully prepared coat of excellent texture. Her super construction powers her round the ring in great style. She is just so sound! She was sympathetically handled to get the very best from her and the duo seemed to have great rapport. This lady comes from a very successful litter as her two siblings are both Ch. This was her second CC today with BOB and I was delighted to hear she finished G3. Hope her third ticket comes soon.
2nd: Denham's Dentgate Hollyberries
5 months younger and not so mature as 1. Sweet headed with pretty feminine expression. Would have liked more body shape, but shown in excellent coat and moving very well for her handler.
3rd: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect