DDTC Championship Show

Rixton with Glazebrook Community Hall, 14th July 2013. Judge: Mrs Ferelith Somerfield (Oudenard).


"When I was invited to judge the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club Ch show I had mixed feelings because I knew that the chosen judge, Mrs Tinsley, had had to withdraw because of a difficult operation. However, in the event I understand that she is recovering well and indeed was able to come to the show & see her dog, Ch Cloverwood Royal George, go BIS. This was the third time I had judged the club show, the first in 1980 and the second in 2000. This time I was delighted to be able to spend time with your president, Mrs Janet Roslyn, and recall so many magic moments with the breed, especially in 2000, the 125th anniversary when we travelled up to Scotland in a coach to explore the foundations of the breed. The show this year was held at Rixton-With-Glazebrook Community Hall, near Warrington, a new venue to me and ideal for a show of this size having easy access to the M6 and all the amenities. It attracted a number of people, including Peter and Kath Bell, Tom Mather and Sue McCourt, so I had a wonderful time talking to many friends. There were 77 entries although several were NFC and some were absent. Paul Eardley makes a splendid chairman and always gave the show a buzz. I was delighted to meet the treasurer, Mrs Bromley, secretary Mrs Meriel Taylor, show secretary Jackie Shore and also officials like Alison Wren and Sheila Brookes who all did so much to make the show run smoothly. I have already mentioned the BIS. RBIS was the bitch CC winner, Puddockswell Moon Whisper at Dryfevalley; and BP, Dentgate Hollyberries"

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Dog CC & BIS

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Tinsley's Ch. Cloverwood Royal George

Shore's Ch. Swanwillow Sea Captain

Miller's Puddockswell Moon Whisper at Dryfevalley

Heywood's Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke

Denham's Dentgate Hollyberries


Minor Puppy Dog

1st: Doyle's Dentgate Jack Frost at Ilexquercus

Well grown mustard, typical head, good nose and eyes, nice outline, well padded feet, moved soundly for age. Only 8 months and still a baby coat.


Puppy Dog

1st: Gregg's Dariant Lui Vencedor De Mi Soul at Bambusa

Very showy and made the most himself here, good neck, shoulders and topline, moved soundly with style. BPD.

2nd: Doyle's Dentgate Jack Frost at Ilexquercus dsc_5437
3rd: Phair's Etsill Magnus dsc_5473
Res: Coleman's Deegandan Edwin dsc_5456

Junior Dog

1st: Milliner's Xenon Z Roxburku Sun at Millerim

Unexaggerated p/s, scored in head though the tear-staining detracts, pleasing neck and shoulders, neat hindquarters, good coat texture.


2nd: Kerrush's Inzievar Silver And Gold

Very showy p/s, great character,well bodied, happy mover, lacks a little coat, when this comes and he settles will look the part.

3rd: Henry's Dariant Genri Mi Rey at Trinzy dsc_5481

Yearling Dog

1st: Hendrick's Etsill Quoy Dandy

Well grown mustard but not moving so well today.


2nd: MacDonald's Hellchuck Festina Lente

Delightful character but rather heavy today and not moving well though he did better in his next class. Very good dentition with nice width in jaws.


Novice Dog

1st: Coleman's Deegandan Edwin

P/s who moved better here than in his puppy class, typical head, good mouth, nice neck and shoulders but needs to mature in front, tail could be better.

2nd: MacDonald's Hellchuck Festina Lente dsc_5523

Postgraduate Dog

1st: Buckley's Dentgate Celebration

Well bodied p/s, nice to see a good chest, good over the loins, croup and thighs, nice coat.

2nd: Hendrick's Etsill Quoy Dandy dsc_5575

Limit Dog

1st: Eriksson's Inzievar Wins Gold

Very attractive young mustard who still has a little maturing to do, scores in movement, very good temperament and made the most of himself.


2nd: Johnson's Avonview Beinn Heasgarnich

Nice mature p/s, I preferred his balance of muzzle to skull with good width of jaw but 1 had the edge on the move, well bodied, nice brisket, good coat.

3rd: Buckley's Dentgate Celebration dsc_5562
Res: Miller's Puddockswell Moon Shadow at Dryfevalley dsc_5597

Open Dog

1st: Tinsley's Ch. Cloverwood Royal George

Un exaggerated mustard, good head and nose, pleasing neck, shoulders, outline and tail, everything about him flows, free accurate mover, nice coat texture. CC & BIS.


2nd: Shore's Ch. Swanwillow Sea Captain

Another lovely mustard, good head, nose and eyes, well bodied, good front and chest, nice firm thighs, moved out well. RCC.

3rd: Deacon & Pearce's Ch. Cassencarrie I Kid You Not dsc_5680
Res: Bromley's Mishahda Volcanic Storm dsc_5656
VHC: Denham's Ch. Scottsbairn Duke Of Ross dsc_5724

Veteran Dog

1st: Mannia's Finloren The Lion In Winter at Kirskill

At nearly 13 years old this delightful mustard still has a good mouth of teeth, nice shape, moved out well with good tail action, nice coat and condition.


2nd: Cadwallader's Bettymac Sun Samba

Will be 8 in October and has lost his colour with age but looked very well in shape and balance, bit lazy on the move now.


Veteran Bitch

1st: Mannia's Ch. Wazzly Persephone at Kirskill

Lovely 9-y-o p/s, good head, full of expression, nice mouth, good neck and outline, moved out soundly, good coat. Beat her kennelmate for BVIS.


Minor Puppy Bitch

1st: Denham's Dentgate Frosted Mistletoe

Delightful mustard baby, has everything one wants at this age, pleasing head and nose, nice outlines, moved soundly. Litter sister to the MPD winner.


Puppy Bitch

1st: Denham's Dentgate Hollyberries

P/s litter sister to Mistletoe (& Jackfrost) and I preferred on the day to go BPB and later BPIS. Gorgeous head and expression, good nose and ears, good outline, shapely, firm front, good hindquarters, moved typically.


2nd: Hunter's Etsill Skara Brae

Very attractive, feminine p/s, nice outline, not just as pleasing on the move as 1 or as forward but this may be best at this stage. I hope I shall see both when they are mature! Could be a little stronger in pasterns.

3rd: Bell's Lannia Harvest Charm dsc_5819
Res: Allan's Dalmuster Serene Princess dsc_5836

Junior Bitch

1st: Henry's Dariant Grace Mi Solar at Trinzy

Very shapely good moving mustard, good head, eyes, nose and expression, well placed neck and shoulders, nice firm hindquarters, in good coat and condition.


2nd: Denham's Dentgate Royal Jubilee

Pleasing head and eyes, good neck and shoulders but not just as ready in front, nice feet, used her tail well standing and moving.

3rd: Drake's Deegandan Bessie Surtees dsc_5924

Yearling Bitch

1st: Henry's Deegandan Grace Darling

Feminine p/s, nice eyes and expression, pleasing neck, good temperament with well placed and used tail. Movement could be a little firmer.


Graduate Bitch

1st: Bell's Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence

Happy p/s who made the most of herself moving with drive, nice neck and topline.


2nd: Brookes's Berdinbrook Ecco

P/s, nice head type but could be better presented, in full coat, nice bone.

3rd: Milliner's Millerim Rubis Jeudi dsc_6002
Res: Averis & Walkley's Saredon Over The Rainbow dsc_6037
VHC: Weaving's Dengold McCarthy's Pride dsc_6011

Postgraduate Bitch

1st: Miller's Puddockswell Truly Scrumptious at Dryfevalley

I liked this strong mustard very much indeed, lovely expression, good ears, well made, good body and ribs, she looked her best on the move, in good coat.


2nd: Smith's Glendandy Twinkle Star

Very pretty but not quite the movement of 1, typical head. The winner is all dog but this one needs a little more time and coat texture.

3rd: Brookes's Berdinbrook Pandora dsc_6092

Limit Bitch

1st: Miller's Puddockswell Moon Whisper at Dryfevalley

Half sister to winner of last class, quality, feminine p/s just out of junior, pleasing natural outline, lovely head and expression, good eyes and nose, moved and showed well, good tail carriage, in good coat and condition. CC.


2nd: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect

Very pleasing mature mustard, good head, nice depth of brisket, good ribs and loin, in good coat and condition but can still strengthen a shade in hind action.

3rd: Shore's Swanwillow Seabreeze dsc_6135
Res: Marshall & Skitt's Dun Eideann Limited Edition dsc_6121
VHC: Booth's Cloverwood Candlelight at Lannia dsc_6141
Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Edition dsc_6170
Milliner's Dengold Gypsy Moth at Millerim dsc_6130

Open Bitch

1st: Heywood's Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke

Top-class p/s, has quality and is feminine, lovely shape both moving and standing, in good coat and condition, moved well. RCC and pressed Moon Whisper all the way.


2nd: Bromley's Cassencarrie Going Back to Mishahda

Slightly larger p/s, good head, pleasing front, bone and feet, good body and ribs, nice strength over the loins.

3rd: Morris's Pennywave Amaryllis dsc_6180
Res: Deacon's Cassencarrie Miss Grace at Pennywave dsc_6286
VHC: Eriksson's Scottsbairn Royal Anabella dsc_6273
Ray's Dentgate Sweet Sensation dsc_6250
Smith's Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy dsc_6204