The Southern Dandie Dinmont Championship Show 22/9/2019
I would like to thank The Officers & Committee for inviting me to judge this celebratory 90th Anniversary Championship Show. This was my first time awarding C.C.s in this breed & felt very honoured to be offered a breed club show.I was thrilled to draw an excellent entry for the club & Thank You to all who brought dogs for me to judge today. The atmosphere was friendly & relaxed & professionally organised to the last detail. Well done to you all & I wish you all the very best for the future. Special thanks to my 2 very efficient stewards for keeping the running of the ring smooth & effective.
My general observations were that the breed characteristics are being maintained by a dedicated small band of breeders & exhibitors. All dogs were in healthy condition & the majority were presented to perfection. Sadly I did find one undershot jaw & one monorchid dog. I did note a large variation in size in the breed but pleasingly most heads were typical of the breed standard along with eye & ear sets. Some tails are getting longer than desired & this needs watching.
Minor Puppy D (5-1 abs) : 1& B.P. D. Shore’s Swanwillow The Skipper, very raw but pleasing in all departments, good head which is in proportion to his size,well set eye & ears, has a good neck & front, body developing correctly for his age, lovely shaped feet, sound rear & well shaped tail which is correctly set & carried, pepper coat which is just coming in, when he got into his stride went well ; 2 Deegan’s Deegandan Keeping Faith liked the head & jaw on this raw mustard who has a good double coat of good textures, well bodied for young age, pleasing outline on stack, sadly not settled on the move today, needs time. has a good neck & body proportions, sound rear & good tail ; 3 Powis & Wallen’s Siwop Little Loki Boy.
Puppy D (2) : 1 Nicholson & Ness’s Viking Via Calmarlin, quite mature for age & carrying a little excess weight over his loin which is strong but at this age not a worry. Has a well shaped skull with enough depth between his ears which are well set, strong jaw & pleasing in neck leading to well set shoulders, well bodied & sound in quarters,mustard in excellent double coat of good textures, well presented & moved soundly fore & aft ; 2 Davie’s Busgrove Mikey scores in skull & jaw, double mustard coat which is about to blow, pleasing in body lines on stack, not happy or settled moving today, tail well set. Needs more training to gain in confidence.
Jun D (3) : 1 Sutton & Desfontaine’s Cofgodas Northern Spy pleasing head shape with strong jaw & well set ears, has well set eye & pleasing in expression good neck & shoulders, pepper coat in good order & well presented, in good body with well sprung rib & strong loin, good feet & pads, tail well set & carried, 2 Webber’s Lilyphanie Great Showman super coat textured mustard who did not have the outline on stack of 1, skull is broad between ears & eyes & ear correctly set, would like more strength of jaw. Good strong neck & pleasing in front, would like slight more arch of loin, well set tail & carriage ok ; 3 B Mikey.
Grad D (1) : 1 Greening’s Cassencarrie Bertie Gee, although this mustard male is well balanced & presents a good profile picture I would like more of him all through to present a more masculine picture. Well shaped skull & strong jaw, would like more top knot, well set eye with good dark rims, in good body with developed chest, nice body lines & sound quarters, tail well set. Moved with ease & good sound strides.
Post Grad D (2-1abs) : 1 Rayner’s Reidswire Border Battlecry To Rubegud, masculine of good size & balance this pepper had a strong jaw & masculine well shaped head, more top knot would enhance this, correct double coat but a little over the top today & ready for stripping out, strong neck & good shoulder set, correct feet & pads, in excellent body condition, tail well set but rather thicker than desired.
Limit D (2) : 1 Bell’s Reidswire Lord O’Liddesdale, all male mustard with correct coat which is of good textures & well presented, strong in jaw with good dentition, pleasing eye shape & ears well set on a strong head, well shaped neck of correct length, in excellent body & pleasing profile lines, well set tail of good shape, correct feet, moved soundly fore & aft, confident with nice easy strides ; 2 Deegan’s Dainty Dandies King Of My Castle Of Deegandan, well shaped in head, lovely eye & expression with dark rims, mustard not in best of coats today but evidence of good textures, in pleasing body shape, good feet & pads, once got in his stride went soundly, tail at times carried a little high
Open D (3-1 abs) : 1 & Res C.C. Booth’s Ch Borderstone Kingman For Lannia, 5 yr old pepper in the best of hard muscular condition & presented to perfection, he is a real show man who enjoyed being in the ring. Has a lovely profile on stack with desired head proportions, super skull shape & strong jaw with excellent dentition, muscular well developed neck & well laid shoulder & upper arm, best of body shape & correct wide set quarters, correct tail, has the best of coats with desired textures, good reach in front movement & driving sound quarters, 2 Drake’s Tollcross Tartan Tavish, pepper of pleasing make & shape, would like a touch more masculinity & 1 in better coat texture today, strong jaw & well defined in stop would like more top knot, well shaped in body & tail correctly set & carried, good feet & pads, moved soundly but not the enthusiasm of 1.
Champion D (5) : 1, C.C. & B.I.S. Deacon & Hill’s Ch/Am Gr Ch. Pennywise On The Road Again, 5 yr old mustard dog who commands attention, needs no stacking as places himself correctly, loved the profile on stack & today moved with good reach in front, broad between his ears & tapering towards his well set & shaped eyes, strong jaw with correct dentition, well set ears of good shape, correct in shoulder & upper arm with well developed chest has well rounded ribs, strong & flexible in body, good feet & pads, tail well set & carried of correct size. Coat presented in perfect order & desirable textures, hard muscular condition. Shown on loose lead to his advantage & never stops showing himself ; 2 Ch B Kingman For L ; 3 Tinsley’s Ch Xoranda Secret Ron Day View To Cloverwood.
Veteran D ( 4) : 1 Deacon’s Ch Cassencarrie I Kid You Knot 8 yr old mustard who does not look his age, another who showed well at all times, pleasing in head shape, strong neck & good sound front, correct feet & pads, well bodied & in good coat & condition, tail of good shape, set & carriage, moved well in class but a little unsettled in challenge today ; 2 Edward’s Cloverwood Midnight Blue, also 8 yr old pepper who was pleasing in shape & size, nice balanced profile on stack, scored well in coat & hard condition, strong jaw & good neck, pleasing front proportions, prefer front movement of 1 today, tail well set & carried ; 3 Milliner’s Ir Ch. Xenon Z Roxburka Sun at Millerim.
Minor Puppy B (3) : 1 & B. Puppy Jacka-Slater’s Partoncourt Show Me Heaven ultra feminine but in no way fine, well in proportion from head to tail, showing with enthusiasm and sound fore & aft, has large & bright round eye, well set ears, correct neck & has a very good shoulder & upper arm, raw in body but as it should be, in excellent mustard coloured coat & presented to perfection, well shaped & set tail ; 2 Shaw’s Swanwillow Sienna, another very raw but so promising she has all the potentials at this age just not in as good a coat as 1 today this pepper has broad skull & strong jaw with correct strong dentition, correct in eye & ear sets, very well bodied, tail correct & good feet, once she settled moved soundly fore & aft. Particularly liked the size & outline of the first 2 ; 3 Powis & Wallen’s Siwop Harlequin Rose.
Puppy B (3-2 abs) : 1 Mcguinness’s Diamondandie Black Diamond, pepper coat but sadly lacking much top coat on her body today, correct in skull & jaw, well set neck & shoulders, correct feet & pads, in very good body for her young age, well set tail & shaped correctly, needs more confidence on the move.
Jun B (5-1 abs) : 1 Tinsley’s Cloverwood Cressida, mustard in excellent coat, has very good textured top coat & dense undercoat with correct furnishings in the right places, very pleasing in head with desired strong jaw, best of necks & shoulder with almost equal upper arm proportions, well bodied, correct in rib & loin, strong quarters well set, tail of good shape set & carriage, lovely outline on stack & did not disappoint on move, sound & effortless strides, liked her a lot ; 2 Allan’s Cloverwood Saffron Avec Clairmorin, my notes say very similar in shape & outline to 1 & I now see are litter sisters, similar notes as to 1 apply but 1 more positive on the move today. Think both will have a bright future. She was also in super coat & well presented ; 3 Mcguinness’s Diamondandie Blue Sapphire.
Grad B (4) : 1 Deegan’s Dariant I’Bastet Of Deagandan this pepper bitch impressed me a lot also just needs to gain more confidence & stride out more on the move. Saying that her movement is sound & precise. head large but in proportion to her body, strong jaw & good dentition, good dark expressive eyes & well placed low ears well set neck leading to good shoulder set, in excellent body with well sprung ribs & arch over loin, well set tail & carried correctly, in excellent coat which is well presented ; 2 Bell’s Dryfevalley Gala pepper who is feminine with pleasing outline proportions , desirable head with excellent eye & ear, loved her expression, well bodied with good rib & loin, well set tail & carriage, double coat of correct textures but almost past its best, has lovely sound quarters & stands herself well on stack, moved soundly ; 3 Nicholson & Ness’s Lady Gloria Of Trebarret At Calmarlin.
Post Grad B (4-2abs) : 1 Allenby’s Wilmit Mildred Potter For Diddimont at just coming up to 2yrs of age this mustard presents a well shaped & sound moving bitch just coming into her own. well proportioned in head with strong jaw & excellent dentition, clean front of good proportions, good feet with thick pads, in excellent body shape & strong well defined quarters, tail carried correctly & of good shape & size, double coat & in hard condition, well handled by her young handler who I am pleased to say does not over fuss & lets the dog show herself to its advantage ; 2 Jackman’s Dryfevalley Golden Lullaby, mustard with good double coat, slightly longer in body than desired & needs more depth to her chest, strong in jaw with good dentition but would like skull to be more defined & broader, good in neck & front, not settled on move today.
Limit B (2-2 abs)
Open B (6-3abs) : 1 Rolland’s Dandiroyal Cream Tea not quite 2 yr old was very impressed with this mustard, she presents a well balanced picture & has a desirable head with excellent eye & expression, low set ears of correct shape, strong well muscled neck & has well placed shoulder & upper arm, correct feet & pads, depth of chest well set rib & strong loin with desired arch, well set tail, her quarters well set wide apart & she puts herself well into position with no stacking required, moved very soundly & in excellent hard condition ; 2 France’s Miss Sophie Di Luna Caprese At Torbrae JW ShCM another quality mustard who is slightly younger & less mature than 1, desirable head shape with strong jaw, moves with ease & confidence soundly fore & aft, good rib & loin proportions, well set tail, double coat but would like a little more top coat ; 3 Milliner”s Dandiroyal Ferrywiggle At Millerim.
Champion B (3-1 abs) : 1 Milton’s Ch Hawkesmill Jenny For Wilmit JW ShCM, fully mature 5 yr old pepper in the best of coats, strong undercoat with top coat that is harsh, presented to perfection & in excellent hard muscular condition. Very desirable head shape, well set neck & has the best of fronts, her shoulders are well laid back & forearms follow the line of her chest, corresponding sound quarters & hocks well let down, tail is of good shape, set & carried correctly, moved soundly with good reach in front & drive from her rear. Delighted to award her the C.C. today and even more so to find out my Res C.C. winner from veteran was her mother ; 2 Rolland’s Ch. Dandiroyal Cotswold Dream JW, litter sister to my open winner this pepper is another top quality sound worthy title holder. Liked her head, eye gives a lovely expressive look, well set low ears of good shape, well placed rib, in excellent body, double coat which is well presented but not as harsh today in top coat as 1, good feet & pads, moved soundly & in hard condition.
Veteran B (4-1abs) : 1 Russell’s Ch/Aust Ch Jollygaze Hopeless Romantic For Hawkesmill at nearly 11 yrs of age I was most surprised to be told her age as on first impressions looks so much younger. Very desirable in head, still holds herself to perfection & her movement won her the well deserved Res C.C. in tough competition today. Several of my class winners could have taken top award today but she held her own & could not be denied it in the challenge. Pepper coat still of excellent textures & well presented & furnished, still sound fore & aft ; 2 Bell’s Kirkhalin Mystic Prudence From Reidswire almost 10yrs of age this pepper b was also in hard condition, in excellent coat but would like more top knot on her skull, not the head shape of 1 but scores in neck & front, well bodied, sound well set quarters & tail, moved out well fore & aft ; 3 Milliner’s Millerim Rubis Jeudi.
Mark Ord (Judge)