Border Union

Springwood Park, Kelso, 19th June 2016. Judge: Mrs Jeanette Field (Cirenfield).

 

As always Border Union was very well organised and most hospitable. It was extremely gratifying to have such a good entry with 32 dogs turning up on the day.

Perhaps it was the fact that Kelso is so close to the ancestral home of Old Ginger, that many of the exhibits forgot their basic training and were moving as if to say “let us get to The Haining and go exploring”.

All the exhibits had good and correct dentition, but many had light eyes which really spoils the expression. The accepted double coat had disappeared in many and the fine feathered tapering of the ears had vanished due it would seem to the use of clippers.

 

 

Dog CC

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC & BOB

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Eriksson's Ch/WW/CIB/No/Se/Dk Ch. Inzievar Wins Gold

Riach's Puddockswell Gilded Imp

Chapman-King's Inzievar Gold Spark

Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect

Drake's Tollcross Tartan Tavish


Puppy Dog 1st: Drake's Tollcross Tartan Tavish
A very well balanced pepper with an excellent coat and good body shape. Well muscled for his age and moved very positively both front and rear, dark in eye with a lovely expression, shows great promise for the future. BP.
2nd: Eriksson's Scottsbairn Glendouglas
A bigger dog than 1 and somewhat out of coat. Hind movement was better than front, strong head and correct mouth.

Junior Dog 1st: Miller & Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen with Dryfevalley
Masculine pepper with good head and dark eyes. Nice topline when standing but on the move he seemed not to be concentrating.

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Booth's Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
Well presented pepper with excellent double coat, moved out straight and true. Good length of body but would have liked a stronger head.
2nd: Wager's Inzievar Border Silver
Another in good coat and lovely topknot. Movement let him down, seemingly unsettled on the grass.
3rd: Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay

Limit Dog 1st: Bell's Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire
Pepper in good coat with pleasing expression. Excellent head and teeth. Good outline and moved with impulsion from the rear but not so well at the front.
2nd: Jacka-Slater's Pennywave Lone Ranger
Not in so good a coat as 1, another nice head and good rib but front movement really let him down.

Open Dog 1st: Eriksson's Ch/WW/CIB/No/Se/Dk Ch. Inzievar Wins Gold
Great head, lovely expression, well muscled neck and good shoulders, classic topline and good tail carriage. His movement was excellent with a fluent and easy stride. Notwithstanding being somewhat out of coat the balanced picture he presented earned him the CC.
2nd: Bromley's Ch. Mishahda Volcanic Storm
Dark eyed pepper with strong muzzle, lots of bone and good coat. Carrying perhaps a little too much weight which rather spoilt his outline and his rear movement let him down.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Diggory Delvet

Veteran Dog 1st: Riach's Puddockswell Gilded Imp
Correct sized mustard who moved with drive and energy belying his 9 years. Lovely double coat, topknot and feathering, most appealing expression. RCC.
2nd: Buckley's Dentgate Celebration
3rd: Saville's Int/Ire Ch. Puddockswell Grey Granite for Daiszana

Puppy Bitch 1st: Milton's Puddockswell Hot Lips Houlihan at Wilmit
Very feminine mustard who moved well both front and behind. At just over 6 months she still needs to develop in head and coat but another who should have a promising future.
2nd: Sleight & Bore's Danchester's Passing You By
Lovely head and expression and nice eyes a little short of coat and moved with perhaps too much enthusiasm which spoilt her outline.
3rd: Drake's Tollcross Thistledown

Junior Bitch 1st: Saville's Puddockswell Maudie Mack at Darcellie
Good outline and balanced on the move, nice head and dark eye, not quite the correct coat yet.
2nd: Buckley's German Dandies' Violetta
Another pleasing bitch who moved out well, also not quite right in coat yet, just not the expression and dark eye of 1.

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Bromley's Mishahda Vibrant Amber
Excellent double coat of the correct texture, lovely head and expression and nice dark eye. Good topline and tail carriage, movement OK but occasionally inconsistent.
2nd: Sleight's Bonnybeck Shimmering Brook
Another nice head with typical expression, moved with drive but not in the best of coats.
3rd: Powis & Wallen's Siwop Black Baccara Rose
Res: Garratt's Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star

Limit Bitch 1st: Bell's Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter
Very feminine mustard in excellent coat, moved positively and held a good outline. Good head and eyes and very well presented.
2nd: Riach's Puddockswell Shadow Weaver
A pleasing expression, neat feet, good tail carriage and moved with drive but not holding as good a shape as 1.
3rd: Jacka-Slater's Cloverwood Duchess May

Open Bitch 1st: Chapman-King's Inzievar Gold Spark
Lovely mustard in excellent coat, super head and expression, good topknot, correct outline and tail carriage while standing or on the move. Extremely positive movement at all times. CC & BOB.
2nd: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect
Another super mustard who also moved out well, sharing many of the characteristics of 1 (probably not surprising when I subsequently discovered they are half sisters). RCC.
3rd: Denham's Dentgate Fire Opal
Res: Milton's Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
VHC: Rolland's Dandiroyal Puddleglum

Veteran Bitch 1st: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Edition
A very fit and happy 9 year old, excellent teeth, good head and nice double coat, moved out well.