Border Union

Springwood Park, Kelso, 17th June 2018. Judge: Mrs Sarah Shield (Dentgate).

It was a great honour to be invited to judge my first championship show at Border Union and my sincere thanks goes to the committee for asking me. I would also like to thank all the exhibitors for bringing their dogs along - it was great to judge so many Dandies. It was also lovely to so many puppies. Overall I felt that coats and heads were strong, however I was a little disappointed in the lack of ground cover in movement and the lack of femininity in the bitches head.


Dog CC Kurg's Ch. Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill
Reserve Dog CC Milton's Wilmit Chindit
Bitch CC & BOB Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect
Reserve Bitch CC Allenby's Wilmit Mildred Potter
Best Puppy Milton's Wilmit Chindit

Puppy Dog 1st: Milton's Wilmit Chindit
Lovely pepper dog, young but with everything in the right place, good angulation and ground covering movement. Lovely dark eyes and expression. Has the makings of a super dog, one to watch with interest.
2nd: Riach's Puddockswell Billy Bathgate
Mustard dog with lovely head lacks a little of the angulation of first place also needs a little time to mature.
3rd: Campbell Black's Puddockswell Buster Brown
Res: Stanley's Sokrovische Gardariki Aristokrat at Waffelin

Novice Dog 1st: Bell's Reidswire Lord O'Liddesdale
Mustard dog good head and pencilled coat, movement a little close behind just needs time to be stronger.
2nd: Thomson's Dryfevalley Mister Todd
Nice head and dark eyes could have had more coat today. Unfortunately today he moved a little unsteady on the grass.

Postgraduate Dog 1st: Hubbard & Miller's Dryfevalley Johnny Fox
Mustard dog good length, masculine head and good coat texture. On the day movement wasn't shown to full potential, shame.
2nd: Thomson's Dryfevalley Mister Todd

Limit Dog 1st: Miller & Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Augustus Magnussen
Pepper dog lovely top line and in a good pencilled coat. Today he didn't show his full movement on the grass, shame.

Open Dog 1st: Kurg's Ch. Hawkesmill Jefferson at Etsill
Pepper dog with strong masculine head and in good coat. Could have more reach in front legs when on the move.

Puppy Bitch 1st: Allenby's Wilmit Mildred Potter
Lovely Mustard bitch great topline, length and feminine head. Really good ground covering movement. Potential star when fully mature and very well handled.
2nd: Miller's Dryfevalley Jitterbug
Mustard bitch in good coat, a lovely head and expression. Just lacked the length of 1st but a nice bitch.
3rd: Stanley's Sokrovische Gardariki Astory at Waffelin
Res: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Madame Bovary
VHC: Murphy's Dryfevalley Boogie Woogie

Junior Bitch 1st: Stanley's Honey Hope ze Zihelske Zahrady at Waffelin
Mustard bitch in good coat and moved actively forward. She has a strong head would like her to look more feminine.
2nd: Sleight & Dixon's Mishahda Where It All Began
Pepper bitch good pencilled coat and dark eye.

Novice Bitch 1st: Allenby's Wilmit Mildred Potter
Mustard bitch in good coat and moved actively forward. She has a strong head would like her to look more feminine.
2nd: Bell's Reidswire Lady Bryghte
Pepper Bitch lovely head and expression just lacked a bit of balance between front and rear.

Postgraduate Bitch 1st: Riach's Puddockswell Shadow Weaver
Pepper bitch nice length and topline, moved well. Good head but could be more feminine.
2nd: Davies's Loudounhill Tranquil Iona
Pepper Bitch with good length of body and coat. Correct head could be more feminine and the loin was a little long which affects her movement.
3rd: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Margarita Pracatan

Limit Bitch 1st: Miller's Dryfevalley Miss Muffet
Mustard bitch with a lovely coat, nice length and moved well just lacks a little angulation in the shoulder.
2nd: Davies's Meriel's Munnings
Mustard bitch small but correct just a bit shorter than 1st.
3rd: Cox-Purcell's Puddockswell Hocus Pocus

Open Bitch 1st: Milton's Ch. Hawkesmill Jenny for Wilmit
Pepper bitch with good length of body, in good coat and moved well. Would have liked to see a more feminine head.
2nd: Saville's Ire Ch. Puddockswell Maudie Mack at Darcellie
Pepper bitch nice topline and moved well. 1st just had more length in the body.

Veteran Bitch 1st: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Effect
Mustard bitch lovely head and feminine expression. Lovely topline with great angulation which then allows her to move freely forward with a ground covering movement. She was also in great coat.
2nd: Kinsey-Morgan's Inzievar Gold Edition
Mustard bitch small but correct just lacked the length of 1st.