CDDTC Summer Open Show

Jedburgh Town Hall, 12th August 2017. Judge: Mr Keith Marshall (Duneideann).

I would like to thank the CDDTC for this invitation to judge their summer open show. Although a fairly small entry there was enough quality which made for an enjoyable appointment. On the whole mouths were good, I only saw one borderline bite. Presentation was also of a good standard.


Best Dog

Reserve Best Dog

Best Bitch & BIS

Reserve Best Bitch

Best Puppy

Best Veteran

Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay

Denham's Dentgate Mulberry

Kerrush's Micklam Sun Kissed

Riach's Puddockswell Shadow Weaver

Denham's Dentgate Mulberry

Hansford's Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad

Minor Puppy Dog 1st: Denham's Dentgate Mulberry
What a great start to the day. Lovely 8.5 mth pepper lad, well proportioned Masc head with adorable expression. Great length and everything where it should be at this age. A bit shy on the move but once his handler got him going, he moved well showing no fault. Very close for best dog but his reluctance to move cost him. For me, one to watch! RBD BP.

Junior Dog 2nd: Thomson's Dryfevalley Mister Todd
Lovely mustard dog with lots of type. A nicely proportion head with a great expression and profuse top knot.Moved well for his handler. Still carrying too much under coat which spoiled his profile. A new jacket and could do well. An honest little lad.

Limit Dog 1st: Sleight's Bonnybeck Moonlight Bay
Mature mustard dog presented in tip top condition, correct jacket with lovely pigment. Strong masc head with correct strong bite. Moved well holding his top line both on the move and standing. Well muscled quarters. A little proud of his tail although set well. Not a foot out of place for his handler. A well prepared team. BD.

Veteran Dog 1st: Hansford's Cassencarrie Bonnie Lad
9 1/2 yr Pepper gentleman with a good masculine head and good strong teeth. Moving ok for his handler today. BV.

Minor Puppy Bitch 1st: Sleight's Mishahda Where It All Began
A nice pepper puppy bitch, with good length. Moving well for her handler (again another well schooled partnership from this kennel). Coat beginning to come through showing good texture and pigment. A happy confident puppy.

Junior Bitch 1st: Heffernan's Dryfevalley Sparkling Sky
Sweet little 18mth pepper bitch with a lovely typical Dandie expression who had a nicely pencilled coat. A bit reluctant to move today.

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Riach's Puddockswell Shadow Weaver
A truly gorgeous little pepper bitch, prepared extremely well. Performed her job faultlessly Moving freely around the ring. Well muscled throughout and low to the ground. Could do with losing a bit of condition from her shoulders. An honest little bitch and for me the prettiest of the day. RBB RBIS.
2nd: Miller's Dryfevalley Hey Genivieve
2yr mustard bitch with a lovely expression,feminine head of good proportions. Good length with the crispest of coats although carrying too much of it which rather spoiled her profile.

Limit Bitch 1st: Shore's Mishahda Golden Chestnut at Swanwillow
Up to size mustard bitch with the best top line of the day which she held both standing and on the move. Well prepared and conditioned crisp jacket. Moving freely around the ring for her handler.
2nd: Miller's Dryfevalley Minnie The Minx
Well muscled mustard bitch with a lovely dark eye creating a gorgeous expression. A true little workmanlike Dandie who moved well for her handler. Carrying a bit to much coat today but great texture and lovely pigment.

Open Bitch 1st: Kerrush's Micklam Sun Kissed
A mustard bitch full of enthusiasm, more interested in having fun with her handler to begin with but when he got her to focus, she moved beautifully holding her top line correctly showing strong muscled quarters, correct shoulder placement and moving with drive from the rear. A lovely sized bitch who is well off for furnishings with a jacket of correct texture, a little too severely trimmed for my taste but that aside, for me the best of the day. BB BIS.
2nd: Denham's Dentgate Fire Opal
An honest little pepper bitch with a correct pepper jacket. Nice angulation which allowed her to move freely around the ring. Head of good proportions with delightful expression.