CDDTC Championship Show

The Town Hall, Jedburgh, 18th June 2016. Judge: Mr Ronnie Irving (Dandyhow).

The entry of 60 dogs plus another few NFCs was excellent and shows that the concept of being back to back with the Border Union Show does seem to work. My thanks to the Committee for their hospitality and to my stewards for their very efficient work. One encouraging factor was the number of younger people and new exhibitors present at this show. This can only be a good sign for the future of the breed. I thought that there continued to be rather too many dogs with light eyes. By and large hind movement was of a reasonable standard but front movement still leaves a good deal to be desired. I was sorry that several otherwise good dogs were not in the best of coats. I know that coats are a temporary factor but if a breed ignores coats too often, that eventually lands it in problems. The dogs were all shown in really clean condition.


Dog CC & BIS

Reserve Dog CC

Bitch CC

Reserve Bitch CC

Best Puppy

Best Veteran

Deacon's Cassencarrie Top Marks

Miller & Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen with Dryfevalley

Jacka-Slater's Cloverwood Duchess May

Chapman-King's Inzievar Gold Spark

Drake's Tollcross Tartan Tavish

Buckley's Dentgate Celebration

Puppy Dog 1st: Drake's Tollcross Tartan Tavish
(P) a very pleasing puppy which could do with a bit more body. OK in muzzle and good in eye, moved more soundly in front than the others and moved well behind also. Coat in excellent condition. Good body shape with the right outline. Still very much a puppy but very promising. Best Puppy.
2nd: Eriksson's Scottsbairn Glendouglas
(P) a heavier made dog whose coat was not at its best. He moved better behind than in front. Good strong head OK in eye shape and stop. Could show himself off better. Not as good in front as 1.
3rd: Heffernan's Gheallaidh Huckleberry
(M) coat not at its best. Good enough in head and showed well, but dentition not perfect.

Junior Dog 1st: Miller & Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen with Dryfevalley
Very pleasing in head with correct shape of skull and good strength of muzzle. OK in coat. Excellent topline which he held well when moving around the ring. Tail of correct length and shape. Moved well in front. Enough bone and moved well behind also with plenty of muscle. Went on to win the Res DCC.
2nd: Heffernan's Gheallaidh Huckleberry

Special Yearling Dog 1st: Derry's Duneideann Back To My Roots at Vistca
(M) a good headed dog with good skull and muzzle of the right proportions, well sprung in rib but not in the best of coats. Moved a bit better behind than in front. Good tail.
2nd: Heffernan's Gheallaidh Huckleberry

Graduate Dog 1st: Small's Bettymac Dram O'Dalwhinnie
(M) scored in body shape over 2 here and had the right amount of body and enough let down of chest, but not in the best of coats. He moved pretty well in front and went well behind as well. Good tail and tail carriage. Correct skull shape and ok in eye.
2nd: Watson's Dentgate Noel
(P) he doesn't stand up well which spoils his outline, shown a shade heavy in body today, coat just coming in Needs to show a bit more neck, and standing didn't look at all happy. But moved out OK and scored in that respect over 3.
3rd: Wager's Inzievar Border Silver
(P) good in head, ears and expression. OK in body substance but could be less exaggerated in topline. Didn't move as well as the others here.

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Booth's Borderstone Kingman for Lannia
(P) was not quite as good in head and expression as 2 but much better in coat. Moved well in front and behind. Good tail of correct length and well carried. Well sprung in rib and enough length of body.
2nd: Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay
(M) moved OK in front and behind and had a good head with the right breadth of skull. Tail carried a bit high at times and coat not at its best. Outline good.
3rd: Wager's Inzievar Border Silver

Limit Dog 1st: Bell's Hawkesmill Indigo from Reidswire
(P) In good coat and was very good in topline without over exaggeration there. Good outline, excellent head and skull, good shape of eye Plenty of strength of muzzle. Pleasing movement behind but not so tidy in front movement.
2nd: Jacka-Slater's Pennywave Lone Ranger
(M) another with a good head but not perfect in front movement where he seemed a bit out at elbow, moved better behind. Coat not at its best. Good rib and good underline.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Diggory Delvet
(M) looked a bit heavy over the shoulder but very pleasing head and expression Excellent topknot. Good skull but failed in coat today. Correct in topline and moved OK behind.

Open Dog 1st: Deacon's Cassencarrie Top Marks
(P) good head and expression and eyes OK Pleasing for shape and size. Correct and typical topline. Good behind. Carried tail a shade high at times. Well muscled behind. Good neck. Well sprung in rib and loin and correct feet. DCC and BOB.
2nd: Kerrush's Ch. Micklam Jack Point
(M) doesn't always stand right in front and can present himself a shade out at elbows. A bit overdone in presentation with masses of hair underneath OK for topline and tail. Moved well behind. Good stifles Good head and skull, though could be shorter in foreface.
3rd: Eriksson's Ch/WW/CIB/No/Se/Dk Ch. Inzievar Wins Gold
(M) moved very well in front and scored there. Totally lacking in coat today but good in outline, correct topline. Moved well behind with well muscled hindquarters Correct bone. Pity about the coat.
Res: Bromley's Ch. Mishahda Volcanic Storm

Veteran Dog 1st: Buckley's Dentgate Celebration
(P) scored over 2 and was in better body and had more neck than 2, OK in head Pleasing skull Good ears and OK in front Moved well Correct coat and texture with typical outline. Moved well behind and in front. Good tail carriage, Best Veteran.
2nd: Buist & Jamieson's Ch. Inzievar Silver Gilt
(P) has gone a bit heavy and showing his age in his body lines which made him look just a bit stuffy. Really good in head Moved well in front. Very sprightly despite his age and had a great deal of breed type.
3rd: Riach's Puddockswell Gilded Imp
(M) Good neck Moved better in front than 4. Good eye correct feet. Moved OK behind but lacking in coat behind.
Res: Saville's Int/Ire Ch. Puddockswell Grey Granite for Daiszana

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Milton's Puddockswell Hot Lips Houlihan at Wilmit
(M) a pleasing little bitch puppy which moved well both in front and behind. Coat coming along well for her young age. Needs to develop a bit in head and head furnishings Good well muscled hindquarters and OK in stifles. Had the hiccups temporarily! With time will do well.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Sleight & Bore's Danchester's Passing You By
(M) good headed pup with the right expression and a good eye. Needs a bit more coat to finish the picture. Moved up and down well and showed with more enthusiasm than 2. Good topline and enough bone and good for size. Correct tail carriage. BPB.
2nd: Drake's Tollcross Thistledown
(P) head needs time to develop, very good coat, correct length of tail. Moved better than 3 here and had a good outline which she doesn't always show off to best advantage.
3rd: Gould's Gheallaidh Huckberry Poesy
(M) OK in head,. Not moving well today and needs a good deal more ring training.

Junior Bitch 1st: Buckley's German Dandies' Violetta
(M) a very pleasing bitch with a good weaselly outline. Excellent head and expression, good mover in front and behind. Coat not at its peak but better there than 2. She was not over exaggerated in any way and kept her outline well when seen in profile moving, good feet.
2nd: Kerrush's Micklam Sun Kissed
(M) a pleasing youngster with the correct skull and good head and expression. Moved well in front, Coat not at its best. Good head furnishings.
3rd: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Margarita Pracatan
(M) good for type but did not stride out well enough behind when moving round the ring in this class. Good outline and OK in coat. Enough spring of rib.
Res: Saville's Puddockswell Maudie Mack at Darcellie
VHC: Gould's Gheallaidh Huckberry Poesy

Special Yearling Bitch 1st: Powis & Wallen's Siwop Black Baccara Rose
(P) good for size, shape and outline. Good head of the right proportions. Moved better in front than behind where she was a shade untidy, Good neck, topline and tail carriage. Good feet. Not too long in body and good for overall size.
2nd: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade
(M) another bitch slightly bigger type but with a good outline Correct skull and good strength of muzzle. Good rib and enough depth of chest.
3rd: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Margarita Pracatan
Res: Saville's Puddockswell Maudie Mack at Darcellie

Novice Bitch 1st: Saville's Puddockswell Maudie Mack at Darcellie
(P) OK in head moved a shade wide in front at times. Coat not typical at the moment. Scored in outline over 2. Correct weight and good typical tail carriage.
2nd: Adamson's Dentgate Frosted Mistletoe
(M) a bit overweight and not in the best of coats either today. Didn't present as good an outline moving around the ring as 1. Moved OK behind but not quite so well in front where she was a shade out at elbow.

Graduate Bitch 1st: Powis & Wallen's Siwop Black Baccara Rose
2nd: Sleight's Bonnybeck Shimmering Brook
Scored in front movement over 3 here, very good in head with typical expression and good eye. Not in the best of coats today. Shown a bit heavy over the front but OK in rib and good topline and scored in tail carriage over 3. Well muscled.
3rd: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Garratt's Cloverwood Wish Upon A Star
(P) a shade overdone in presentation but underneath all that coat there was a typey bitch that moved reasonably well in front and behind. Scored obviously in head furnishings over 2. Good shape of skull, good neck, not overdone in topline.
2nd: Bell's Dandiroyal Rita Skeeter
(M) pleasing type without exaggeration, could be better in ear colour. Very pleasing head and expression, good eye OK in neck, coat in good condition Correct outline moving around the ring. A close decision between these two.
3rd: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Hocus Pocus
(M) smaller type but very pleasing in head. A little bit wide in front but OK for coat and moved out well behind.
Res: Bromley's Mishahda Vibrant Amber
VHC: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade

Limit Bitch 1st: Jacka-Slater's Cloverwood Duchess May
(M), a shade overdone for presentation but a good bitch nevertheless. Very good head and expression with the right skull and a good topknot, good ears, good neck and not bad in topline. Coat coming in well. Correct tail carriage. Good hindquarters and weaselly in body which was not overdone. Moved well in front and behind. BCC.
2nd: Riach's Puddockswell Shadow Weaver
(P) moved out well also, but not quite the style of 1, Doesn't hold her shape quite as well when on the move. Good feet correct short tail and pleasing in expression.
3rd: Marshall & Skitt's Duneideann Limited Edition
(M) quite a big bitch shown in full coat, not as disciplined moving up and down as preferred. Strong head and strong muzzle. Good round feet.
Res: Denham's Dentgate Fire Opal
VHC: Hubbard's Bonnybeck Chrystal Cascade

Open Bitch 1st: Chapman-King's Inzievar Gold Spark
(M) not a small bitch but very sound in front and behind. Good coat of correct texture. OK in outline Very pleasing in head, eye could be darker, good topknot Good tailset and good outline going around. Res BCC.
2nd: Milton's Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
(P) a very pleasing bitch but not presenting herself well today and not making the most of herself. Very good in coat, good outline. Not overdone in body. Good stifles good feet. Just not showing herself off to best advantage.
3rd: Rolland's Dandiroyal Puddleglum
(P) another very pleasing bitch which I liked very much. Good head and correct outline. And enough good showmanship but just not enough coat today to complete the picture. She moved well in front and behind. Pity about her coat on the day.
Res: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect

Veteran Bitch 1st: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Edition
(M) a ten year old. Good in skull, good enough in coat but not using her ears perfectly. Good in topline and correct tail. Plenty of muscle and good rib. Moved better behind than in front.