Border Union Agricultural Society

Springwood Park, Kelso, 18th June 2011. Judge: Mrs F Chapman-King (Inzievar).

"It was a real pleasure to judge my favourite breed in the borders, the heart of Dandie country and thanks for bringing your lovely dogs. I was looking for the Dandie essentials of: the distinctive head, such an important breed point, large and strongly made with well domed forehead and low set dark expressive eyes; offsetting a unique topline – that elongated ‘S’ or weasel shape of soft curves; and all combined with a typical effortless driving gait in this short legged, long backed terrier – who is dignified, sensitive, intelligent, and persistent and determined by nature.

"Achieving that combination of ideal type and soundness, is of course no easy matter."

Dog CC & BOB

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Denham's Scottsbairn Duke Of Ross

Hunter's Etsill Scapa Flow

Tinsley's Ch. Cloverwood Lemon Drizzle

Denham's Dentgate Summer Breeze

Denham's Dentgate Summer Breeze

Puppy Dog

1st: Smith's Glendandy Star Maker

Medium size pepper with strong well developed skull for age, dark expressive eyes, correct large nose and profuse topknot, well bent stifles and well muscled quarters, good tailset and in fair coat. Touch upright in front & shorter in rib than ideal. A bit unsettled on the move. Well handled.

Junior Dog

1st: Hughes's Maganbar Magic Moment

Medium size mustard with very good head proportions and correct big nose giving typical pleasing outlook, good lay of shoulder and is long and low to the ground, in a quality jacket and has lovely self assured temperament. Moves better in front than behind, where he lacks a little in muscle tone perhaps and would like a more shapely topline. Promising youngster.

Postgraduate Dog

1st: MacPherson's Dawsholm Wee Darick

Pepper with strong skull and foreface, big nose and typical expression, good length of body and topline OK, low to ground and in good textured coat. Rather upright in shoulder. Moves better behind than in front.

2nd: Bedborough's Hendell Crofter for Pitfirrane

Pepper, good in head and has a better front than 1, however preferred 1’s quarters and overall balance. In good coat.

Limit Dog

Good Class.

1st: Hunter's Etsill Scapa Flow

Typical pepper of good size and overall balance and proportions, good head and skull with correct low set fine ears and dark expressive eyes, fair forehand, good ribbing, topline and tailset and well muscled quarters. Well presented and in good coat and order, moved and showed very well. RCC.

2nd: Skitt & Jones's Vistca Vincent

Quality mustard with very good head that I preferred to 1’s, stronger skull, scores well in topline, ribbing and tailset and is of good size. Does not make the most of himself, a touch reluctant and did not move well behind, or with drive, which cost him here. Unlucky to meet 1 in such positive form.

3rd: Miller's Puddockswell Moon Shadow at Dryfevalley
Res: Hansford's Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad

Open Dog

1st: Denham's Scottsbairn Duke Of Ross

Typical masculine pepper with distinctive head quality, excellent skull and well domed forehead, deep strongly made muzzle, well filled under eye, large teeth with prefect scissor, large nose and profuse topknot, all combining to give a distinctly quality masculine head, good neck and shoulder layback, excellent ribbing and shapely topline, of good length, straight legs and well padded feet, well muscled quarters, well presented and in good coat and order throughout. Assertive in tail carriage which can detract from the overall picture, however set on is correct and he is all male in carriage. Moved out soundly all ways with purpose and style. CC, I understand his 3rd. In the final analysis his strong breed points and all round soundness carried him through to BOB.

Puppy Bitch

Really good class of promising puppies.

1st: Denham's Dentgate Summer Breeze

Typical quality feminine pepper of good size who shows great promise, head of excellent proportions with well developed skull and dome particularly for age, lovely flowing lines from neck to clean well laid shoulders, correct topline and tailset, well ribbed and correct length of back. In an, albeit rather short, good textured coat. Moved out true all ways. I am told at her first show and seemed a touch overawed by it all and did not use her tail. Her obvious quality carried her to BP and RCC. When she gains confidence will surely trouble the best.

2nd: Rasmussen's Dentgate Summer Sunrise

Mustard of larger type than 1, pleasing head and excellent expression, good front and quarters, good length and balance. Carrying too much coat to her disadvantage. Moved out well.

3rd: Lowe's Dentgate Summer Sunset

Trio of promising puppies.

Res: Smith's Glendandy Twinkle Star

Junior Bitch

1st: Hughes's Maganbar Apple Blossom

Mustard with pleasing balanced head and eye, good length of back, good ribbing and correct topline, well muscled quarters and moved well. A touch immature as yet, just needs to finish and to fill out a little to complete the picture. Promising.

2nd: Heywood's Cloverwood Day By Day at Schalulleke

Pretty pepper with most pleasing feminine head and expression, good front, excellent length and body proportions, shapely and in good coat and order, overall a quality picture and more mature looking than 1. Just refused to cooperate at all on the move, persisted in ambling and ultimately had to pay the price here. Her day will come.

3rd: Cranson's Hewbay Tinkers Girl
Res: Lowe's Dentgate Summer Sunset

Novice Bitch

1st: Denham's Kirkhalin Starlight Phoebe

Typical pepper with strong head and skull and big nose, good layback, correct ribbing and of pleasing length. Could have better quarters and moving better in front. Well presented.

Postgraduate Bitch

1st: Marshall's Deegandan Lavender of Dun Eideann

Pepper with fair forehand, good ribbing, OK in topline and length of back, in fair coat and moved out well enough. Rather plain in head quality. Well handled.

Limit Bitch

1st: Booth's Cloverwood Candlelight

Typy mustard of good size with pleasing feminine head and expression, well laid shoulders, fair ribbing and muscled quarters. Is shapely, needs a touch more length of back to finish the picture and would like a more animated style. Moved out well enough. In the challenge did not put all in and was sluggish on the move. Well presented and in good coat and order.

2nd: Hunter's Etsill Inganess Bay

Pepper with strong head, scores in length of back – which is better than 1. Preferred forehand and earset of 1. Moved out well enough.

Open Bitch

1st: Tinsley's Ch. Cloverwood Lemon Drizzle

Typical feminine mustard, exuding confidence and ring presence, feminine head with enough skull, would prefer more dome to forehead and preferred the RCC winner here and in expression. Short muzzle, well filled foreface, low set ears and eyes, big nose and perfect scissor bite, enough neck and length of back, pleasing in topline and tailset, profile movement good and in coat of good texture and colour giving an overall typical picture. Would prefer more layback of shoulder and toeing-in a mite coming to. Makes the most of herself and showed nonstop to win CC.

2nd: Jarvis's Mosterlada Shooting Star

Mustard with good head and expression, fair front, good ribbing, topline and length of back, in good coat and moved out well, well handled.

3rd: Smith's Somercloud Starprize at Glendandy