Windsor Championship Dog Show

Home Park ,Windsor, 27th June 2014. Judge: Mr Paul Keevil (Yazga).

"I usually refrain from the customary pretentious pre critique ramble as I am never certain just how representative of the overall breed my entry may or may not be. However here are some observations from the dogs I judged at Windsor. I was surprised that so many dogs had very short ribcages, it seemed the longer the dog, the shorter the ribbing. The Standard calls for "ribs well sprung and round, chest well developed”. There were a lot of weak necks. The breed standard is very specific on necks: "Very muscular, well developed and strong, showing great power.” Without a powerful neck the Dandie moves away from being a traditional working Terrier. I also had a few light eyes & suspect mouths. Despite the above I thought the overall standard was very good with movement in particular being excellent in so many classes – well done breeders."


Dog CC

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC & BOB

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Kurg's Ch. Etsill Scapa Flow

Noble's Hawkesmill Indiana

Deacon's Swanwillow Signature

Russell's Hawkesmill Ishbelle

Johnson's Puddockswell My Dear Watson for Incantocani

Puppy Dog 1st: Johnson's Puddockswell My Dear Watson for Incantocani
The first class of the day was one of the strongest, I can never remember seeing a better moving class of puppies before. Winner was a 7 month old pepper in remarkable coat for such a youngster. Good length to height ratio, front feet need to tighten up, my only criticism on the day was lack of usual puppy animation – very promising puppy.
2nd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Diggory Delvet
Different type to 1 and very mature for one so young. Good mustard jacket coming, appeared slightly ‘leggier’ that 1, but this could be down to trimming. Ticked all the required boxes for head, topline and tail set.
3rd: Young's Inzievar The Goldsmith
Res: Eves's German Dandies' Tom Jones of Sylvanken

Junior Dog 1st: Noble's Hawkesmill Indiana
1st & 2nd very close between 2 pepper littermates, who will no doubt swap places throughout their careers. Lovely pepper jacket and furnishings both of correct colour and texture. Strong masculine head, with typical expression, moved with great purpose.
2nd: Bell's Hawkesmill Indigo
3rd: Young's Inzievar The Goldsmith
Res: Eves's German Dandies' Tom Jones of Sylvanken

Limit Dog 1st: Edwards's Cloverwood Midnight Blue
Another nice pepper who appeared on initial inspection to be ‘over coated’ but this was probably just down to his type of coat, but did I feel on the day made him look a little stuffy and flattened his topline – there was a very nice dog underneath, which had a lot to like about him. Lacked vibrancy today, which cost him in the challenge.

Open Dog 1st: Kurg's Ch. Etsill Scapa Flow
Quality pepper dog which lacks exaggeration in any way, not a flashy eye catcher, but a good solid workmanlike Dandie with correct height to length ratio and outline, strong masculine head with large teeth and nice expression, very good coat, correct mover.
2nd: Tinsley's Ch. Cloverwood Royal George
Another quality dog, this time a mustard of lovely colour to its tight jacket and good colour separation with the furnishings. Powerful neck great domed head and melting expression, pushed hard for class but I felt lacked ambition on the day.
3rd: Milliner's Ire Ch. Xenon z Roxburku Sun at Millerim

Puppy Bitch 1st: Milliner's Dandiroyal Ferrywiggle at Millerim
A nice well put together mustard puppy, good for size, head, bone and eye, strong mover.
2nd: Young's Dentgate Opal
Nice to see a puppy with tan legs. Correct pepper coat coming and the right size for a puppy bitch. I feel the handler and puppy need to do some work together before they show as a team.

Junior Bitch 1st: Russell's Hawkesmill Ishbelle
Litter sister to my RDCC winner and of very similar type. Feminine expression, another lovely pepper jacket and correct furnishings, pleasing length and outline, this whole litter are excellent movers.
2nd: Johnson's Birbrinda Florentine in Incantocani
Pretty feminine mustard of correct size with nice outline. Dark eye with the usual melting expression, just lacked animation on the day.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Puddleglum
Res: Bird's Etsill Highland Park at Birbrinda
VHC: Young's Dentgate Opal

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Fry's Inzievar Gold Thread
Nice mustard, a little short of coat today and could possible slim down ever so slightly to complete the picture. Powerful neck let down into well laid shoulders and correct tailset. Moved OK.
2nd: Bell's Lannia Harvest Charm
Lovely little balanced feminine mustard, who is perhaps a little of the fine side, very pretty, sound mover, nice pencilled jacket, just needs to body up a bit.
3rd: Eves's Sylvanken Silver Dawn

Limit Bitch 1st: Rolland's Clossongrey Marshwiggle Dandiroyal
Lovely head on this feminine pepper lady, dark eyes, correct mouth, nice dark jacket, mover well, especially from behind.
2nd: Corish's Cloverwood Five Stars
I have to be honest and say that I found the black ears without any sign of any tassles a little distracting from the overall picture. Very black body coat and I felt could have a little more reach of neck. Good head and outline, great mover.
3rd: Bird's Etsill Shapinsay Sound with Birbrinda
Res: Kurg's Etsill Skara Brae
VHC: Fry's Ludlay Bride Of Lammermoor

Open Bitch 1st: Deacon's Swanwillow Signature
Outstanding mustard lady who has quality stamped all over her. Wonderful colour jacket of correct texture and type. Near perfect size with a lovely head and presented the most balanced overall picture for me on the day. Nothing exaggerated, and I found it hard to fault her, on the table or on the move. I was reminded later that I have awarded her BPIS at the DDTC Ch Show in 2010, but she is even better than I remember. I did not hesitate in awarding her the BCC (her first) and eventual BOB. She was later shortlisted in her first group.
2nd: Russell's Ch/Aus Ch. Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic for Hawkesmill
Mother of my 2 RCC winners and I can see why now, but had not idea on the day. Her offspring had the edge today, but I can see why this quality pepper is a Ch. Lovely pepper coat with contrasting furnishings adding to the overall picture of quality. Obviously has passed on the excellent movement to her children.