THREE COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
17th June 2004 - Cairn Terriers
Judge: Mr A Wight
DCC & BOB LINDBORG & NORDSTRAN'S
Swe CH RASKEN'S ROYAL TRADE MARK
RDCC: HOOPER’S AM CH & UK CH. BIRSELAW SUPER TROOPER
BCC: SHAW'S CH. HONEYHALL HIJINX
RBCC: LINDBORG & NORDSTRAN'S Swe CH RASKEN'S ROYAL TARTAN
BP: MIDDLEHURST'S CANNWOOD AS IF BY MAGIC taf
DCC & BOB Swe CH Rasken’s Royal Trade Mark
Elisabeth Nordstran, DCC & BOB Swe. Ch.Raskens Royal
Trade Mark, Judge Albert Wight, BCC Ch. Honeyhall Hijinx & Iain Shaw.
award to Mary Middlehurst’s Cannwood As If By Magic
RDCC Am & Uk Ch. Birselaw Super Trooper, Yvonne
Catto, Judge , DCC & BOB Swe. Ch. Raskens Royal Trade Mark.
Iain Shaw BCC Ch. Honeyhall Hijinx, Judge, RBCC Swe. Ch
Raskens Royal Tartan & Mats Lindborg
More pictures after results, critique after results.
Minor Puppy Dog
1st: : ROBERTS' CANNWOOD RED COMET
2nd: : BRAYBROOK'S CLOVERBROOK WILD CARD
3rd: : HOWARD'S LOCKELSH ACE IS HIGH
1st: : MIDDLEHURST'S CANNWOOD AS IF BY MAGIC taf
2nd: : CAMERON'S STRYVELING YOUNG LOCHINVAR
3rd: : CHAMBERS & THOMAS' CAIRNGROVE RED RASCAL
1st: : SMITH'S ROCASOVALE GOOD LUCK CHARM
2nd: : BERRECLOTH'S SYBSTER SPRING TIME
3rd: : PARKER-TUCKER'S UNIQUECOTTAGE CHIPMUNK
Post Graduate Dog
1st: : WARD'S VANAJAM HALLOWEN
2nd: : BERRECLOTH'S SYBSTER SOPHORA
3rd: : THOMPSON'S CASTLELINE PRINCE HARRY
1st: : CADOGAN'S DOGAN JAMESY COTTER
2nd: : WATTS' SARACHELLE THE HELMSMAN
3rd: : KEEVES & BENNETT'S VANAJAM AMULET WITH MAXIVEEK
1st: : LINDBORG & NORDSTRAN'S Swe CH RASKEN'S ROYAL TRADE MARK
2nd: : CATTO'S AM CH BIRSELAW SUPER TROOPER
3rd: : LINDBORG & NORDSTRAN'S CH RASKEN'S REACH THE TOP
Minor Puppy Bitch
1st: : TEMPLETON'S LARCHLEA REMEMBER REMEMBER
2nd: : OSBORN'S TWESLAM DARK ANGEL
3rd: : KEEVES' SEVEEK THE MYSTERY OF DREAMS
1st: : SMEE'S MALMAY FANCY GOODS
2nd: : HARRISON & FORMOSA'S CURTISEY FOREIGN AFFAIR AT CARRADINE
3rd: : TEMPLETON'S LARCHLEA LET ME ENTERTAIN U
1st: : PARKER-TUCKER'S UNIQUECOTTAGE GLENGETTIE
2nd: : HOOTON'S PENTICHARM LOTS OF LOVE
3rd: : CATTO'S BIRSELAW SPECIAL MOMENT
Post Graduate Bitch
1st: : POLLOCK'S STANEDYKES DIVA
2nd: : KEEVES' SEVEEK CHASING DREAMS
3rd: : SMEE'S RING THAT BELLE FOR MALMAY
1st: : SHAW'S HONEYHALL HIJINX
2nd: : WARD'S VANAJAM TRICK A TREAT
3rd: : SMEE'S OUDENARDE BELLE AMOUR
1st: : LINDBORG & NORDSTRAN'S Swe CH RASKEN'S ROYAL TARTAN
2nd: : HOOTON'S PENTICHARM BURNING DESIRE
3rd: : SHORT'S GLENCHESS GOLD MYRTLE
Minor Puppy Dog
Minor Puppy Btch
Post Graduate Dog
Post Graduate Bitch
“Nice to see you back
at the ringside Brenda!”
Pictures by Alan Firth
entry & some really nice Cairns to go over. There was quality throughout & the open classes were a sight
to behold. It still amuses me that when
judging Cairns, audience participation or winners applause is strictly rationed
& there is a seeming intenseness in the proceedings which induces the
assembly to look as though they were awaiting an execution. At times I felt all that was missing were
the tunbril, the knitting needles & the guillotine!
- Robert’s Cannwood Red Comet, light red with my type of head & that bright, enquiring
almost mischievous expression.
Attentive & such a responsive showman. Good for size, really well ribbed, neck
well held & he has a good fore assembly. Nicely coated & presented & he showed a brisk stride
though like most others found the results of 4 days of dog showing plus
whatever had been there beforehand, to be a trifle irresistible.
- Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Wild
Card, very promising gr/br who really covers the
ground with purpose as he moves round the ring. Liked his head, eyes & expression, enough neck, moderate
rib length which is deep enough and his tailset is lovely. Not quite so positive in front action
as 1 at this stage.
- Howard’s Lockelsh Ace is High
- BP, Middlehurst’s Cannwood As
If By Magic, litter brother to 1 of MP. Red & such a mature, confident
youngster with a touch of attitude.
I especially admired his head, balance, earset & that
expression. Lovely neck, excellent
spring & depth of ribs, backline firm as a rock & the tailset so
correct in placement & carriage thus completing an eyecatching
profile. Moved out steadily &
though still to settle a bit in front, his sheer get up & go &
class carried him through to BP.
- Cameron’s Stryveling Young
Lochinvar, shaded cream just that fraction on the compact
side for me but with a really good head, strong muzzle and excellent eyes
for shape & colour. He has
large gnashers, very good layback in shoulder & stands & moves
true. Not quite the let down of
hocks of 1 & I felt that Magic just used himself a bit better as they
went round the ring.
- Chambers & Thomas’
Cairngrove Red Rascal
- Smith’s Rocasovale Good Luck
Charm, liked the shape & style of this fellow,
self belief & confidence are his trademarks as he struts his
stuff. Nice head pattern, very
good eyes & ears, deep well sprung ribcage with strong backline &
well carried tail. Shown in very
- Berrecloth’s Sybster Spring
Time, promising youngster but not nearly so forward
in body as 1 & not quite his spring of rib. Scores in head which is balanced, strong in foreface with
excellent teeth, decent neck & when he settled, his front action was
- Parker Tucker’s Uniquecottage
- Ward’s Vanajam Halloween, just going out of coat so not looking at his best but he has so
much to like. Very masculine head
with an outgoing temperament & ears never down which help his
expression. Liked his neck, level
back, beautiful tailset & carriage & he holds himself so well on
- Berrecloth’s Sybster Sophora, promising youngster which will look even bette as he moatures
& carries more bodyweight over the ribcage. Pleasing head, dark eyes & neat ears. Good size, well boned & while he is
very good in front, I felt he didn’t have the same rear extension as
- Thompson’s Castleline Prince
- Cadogan’s Dogan Jamesy Cotter, rather stylish chap superbly conditioned & very good showman,
on his toes throughout & using his neck to best advantage. Lovely weight of bone, excels in shoulder
& forechest, ample angulation in hindquarters & once settle to
moving, shows lovely reach & extension. Nice head completes an attractive picture.
- Watt’s Sarachelle The
Helmsman, I love the type of this dog, especially his
head and that expression. Wonderfully
bodied & in the hardest of condition.
However he is a swine to get to move properly & today he
resolved to be particularly bloody minded, in fact downright recalcitrant
- & while in head I felt he was nearer to my ideal, he bent the knee
on the move which is where Jamesy excelled.
- Keeves & Bennett’s
Vanajam Amulet with Maxiveek
(6) What a line up this was. Some cracking examples of the breed & a
delight to judge.
- CC & BOB, Lindborg &
Norstran’s Sw Ch Rasken’s Royal Trademark,
from Sweden & I believe at his first ever British show. Thought him outstanding & was more
than delighted to send him into the group. Probably nearer the upper limit in height at the withers but
boy, what a shape. Beautifully
headed, eyes well apart, medium sizes & full of spirit. Ears are neat, neck almost arched &
he is one of the few who really does stand forward on his forelegs
proclaiming “I’m here….look at me.”
So well constructed & balanced with athletic power in a robust
frame & when he takes off round the ring he truly is free
flowing. If I had to change one
thing it would be that I personally would like a little more furnishings,
but he had enough to win the day.
A stunning Cairn.
- RCC Am Ch Hooper’s Birselaw
Super Trooper, really beautiful Cairn
& one I am sure will go on to his British crown. Really good head, balanced, strength in
muzzle, small ears & good mouth with large teeth. Well ribbed, powerful hindquarters, in
lovely coat and as usual with this exhibitor, her charges are skilfully
trained to respond to her every whim.
When comparing these 2 I felt that Trademark had the better length
of leg for his rib depth & appeared to me to have the more fluent side
action. Nonetheless I am sure that
this chap is a welcome addition to the ranks of stud dogs in the UK &
he had to be on his best behaviour to beat
- Lindborg & Nordstan’s Swe
Ch Raskens Reach the Top.
- Templton’s larchlea Remember
Remember, dark wheaten with lots to like, delightful in
head, almost wicked expression, good neck, backline & decent let down
in hock. Came into her own moving
where she used herself so well. At
present can stand looking a little long cast as she pokes her head out
& this cost her BP
- Osborn’s Tweslam Dark Angel, my notes sum her up, delightful to handle on the table, good size
& substance, firm bodied, lovely head, excellent muzzle & teeth, a
madam on the move enjoying the head down bum up routine. Just give her time!
- Keeves’ Seveek The Mystery of
- Smee’s Malmay Fancy Goods, found her to be delightfully feminine with such an attractive
head. Built on pleasing lines with
a fair spring of rib & well muscled hindquarters, strong bone & in
good coat. Once settled showed a
- Harrison & Formosa’s
Curtisey Foreign Affair at Carradine,
cream & what a show off. Must
be a delight to own & handle when she is so co-operative. Pleasing head balance, not quite the
eye & expression of 1 but lovely body shape with decent layback &
well let down hocks. Circling the
ring she covers the ground with an easy, balanced step.
- Templeton’s Larchlea Let Me
- Parker Tucker’s Uniquecottage
Glengettie, r/br of lovely make & shape, typical head,
eyes & expression, strong muzzle with good teeth. Holds her head high, decent front &
forechest & once settled she moves lightly round the ring showing good
rear extension. In beautiful coat.
- Hooton’s Penticharm Lots of
Love, very promising cream in beautiful coat &
superbly presented & handled.
Trained to give her best & does this whether in stance or on
the move. Liked her head, lovely
skull width, little ears, good foreface.
Excels in ribcage, backline is level & she is well let down
behind. Comparing her to
Glengettie, I just edged 1 on her being slightly better in length of
- Catto’s Birselaw Birthday
- Pollock’s Stanedykes Diva, dark brindle of lovely size & substance. Lovely head with really good eyeset
& expression, so beautifully ribbed with decent forechest &
straight forelegs. In very good
body & coat, tail correctly set & carried & another which
shows her head off. Sound moving
but could perhaps just put a little more drive into her extension as she
- Keeves’ Seveek Chasing
Dreams, light red just a little longer cast than 1
& her topline rises a fraction when in stance yet it settles down
& firms up when in action round the ring. Lovely width in skull for her muzzle strength, well spaced
eyes & excellent ears.
- Smee’s Ring That Belle For
- CC, Shaw’s Honeyhall Hijinx, a truly delightful example of the female Cairn. Stunning head, eyes & expression,
sufficient neck to give her poise & stature when in stance, excellent
fore assembly with a good forechest & her front legs falling
straight. Well ribbed, moderate
length with a strong loin & just about spot on for bend of stifle
& second thigh. In good
coat. She proved she can be quite
fiery which helps in the showmanship department. Really motors on the move.
She & the dog complimented each other & their handlers
sportingly allowed them to face each other in the challenge for BOB. Their performance delighted me &
hopefully, those watching. While
she had that little more traditional furnishing I gave the dog the nod on
his super front. Two beautiful
- Ward’s Vanajam Trick A Treat, similar make & shape but just that fraction longer cast. She has a delightful head, so well
balanced, neat ears & an expression which is quite beguiling. Good neck, nicely spring ribs, as sound
as a pound on the move.
- Smee’s Oudenarde Belle Amour
- RCC, Lindborg &
Nordtran’s Swe Ch Raskens Royal Tartan, I
see is litter sister to the BOB.
An excellent example of what an honest, well constructed
workmanlike Cairn should look like, not overdone in any way but seemingly
hardy & capable of working all day.
Lovely size, balanced in shape, everything is in moderation so the
complete picture is so harmonious.
She had been just that bit too enthusiastically over trimmed,
especially in head & it detracted from the overall appeal of her
expression but shown here regularly, she would win her title fairly
quickly. I know she had a number
- Hooton’s Penticharm Burning
Desire, light red bitch of quality which this prefix
is renown to have a regular habit of producing. Like her a great deal,
beautiful head, balanced, no nonsense construction, in such good coat
& flawlessly presented & handled.
Tried so very hard by showing eagerly but was just outgunned by 1’s
ground eating, light stepping action.
- Short’s Glenchess Gold Myrtle