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Leeds Championship Show

24 July 2010

Graham Peers (Tweedisle)


DCC : Felters & Rumens’ Landbuck Tillisch
RDCC : Mears’ Glenmear Marauder
BOB & BCC : Harding’s Cannwood Remember Holly
RBCC : Owen’s Honeyhall Handful At Caldwall
Best Puppy : Shaw’s Honeyhall High N Dry

Carradine Time to Shine won the AV Min. Pup Bitch class - in the Pro Plan Pup of the Year stakes - judge - Mrs J Ward


Alison Wragg handling BCC & BOB Harding’s Cannwood Remember Holly, Graham Peers, DCC Landbuck Tillisch, Alan Felters

Iain Shaw & Best puppy  Honeyhall  Hi N Dry





“Going Around”


MPD (1,0)
1st: Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Codebreaker

PD (2,0)
1st: Confue’s Anjofra I'm Not Going
2nd: Petts’ Cairngrove Nutty Professor Taf

JD (2,0)
1st: Felters & Rumens’ Landbuck Tillisch
2nd: Percy’s Winetta Sir Percy

PGD (8,2A)
1st: Mears’ Glenmear Marauder
2nd: Shannon & Storr’s Brenndarcy Trouble At Mill
3rd: Harland’s Cannwood Zipper At Thackeston
Res: Soper’s Elitecharm Dream Boy
Vhc: Lamb & Saltmarsh’s Birselaw Fable

LD (8,2A)
1st: Weinberger’s Larchlea Come Fly With Me To Correnie
2nd: King & Leighton’s Carradine Night Listener At Harkinleigh
3rd: Catto’s Birselaw Follow Your Dream
Res: Warne’s Spirebrooke Dawn Raider
Vhc: Wall’s Cloverbrook Ray Of Sunshine Over Shearwater Jw

OD (6,0A)
1st:  Moseley & Inett’s Spawyche Elizabethan Onyx
2nd: Ward’s Vanajam Pop Idol
3rd: Middlehurst’s Ch Zalazar Un Zipped! At Starveren (Imp)
Res: Smith’s Ch Rocasovale Razzle Dazzle
Vhc: Short’s Glenchess All In The Stars

MPB (6,1A)
1st: Shaw’s Honeyhall High N Dry
2nd: Weinberger’s Correnie I Do But I Don't
3rd: Shannon & Storr’s Brenndarcy Pocahontas
Res: Inett, Harrison & Clayton’s Carradine Time To Shine
Vhc: Warne’s Cloverbrook Carousel At Spirebrooke

PB (4,1A)
1st: Roberts’ Cannwood One Moment In Time
2nd: Chambers & Exton’s Cairngrove Ring My Bell
3rd: Firth & Firth’s Cairngold Throwin A Wobbly

JB (6,0A)
1st: Harding’s Cannwood Remember Holly
2nd: Felters & Rumens’ Landbuck Scrumptious
3rd: Petts’ Doonrae Joie De Vivre
Res: Inett’s Carradine Come On Irene
Vhc: Wren’s Larchlea Could It Be Magic

PGB (11,3A)
1st: Owen’s Honeyhall Handful At Caldwall
2nd:Bradshaw’s Newfield Dawn Spirit
3rd: Hacker’s Teddeana Kentish Maid
Res: Newton’s Strathinver Sheenagh
Vhc: Burgin’s Noncom Miss Hat He Chewed

LB (8,0A)
1st: Wren’s Larchlea Light My Fire
2nd:Robinson’s Cruzo Caitlin
3rd: Catto’s Birselaw Bewitched
Res:Shearsmith’s Cloverbrook Cream O'the Crop At Eborvale
Vhc: Ward’s Vanajan Leading Lady

OB (9,1A)
1st: Wren’s Larchlea Spirit In The Sky
2nd: Smee’s Malmay Sky's The Limit
3rd: Clarke’s Conundrum Sweeter For Me For Lentrica Jw Sh.Cm
Res: Short’s Ch Glenchess Cut The Mustard
Vhc:  King, Leighton, Inett, & Harrison Curtisey Foreign Account With Carradine



















Prize winner

Not raining!

Photographs by Alan & Linda Firth


Leeds Championship Show

held at

Harewood House on Saturday, 24th July, 2010

Cairn Terriers

Judge: Graham Peers (Tweedisle)

Some believe of my having judged just to please myself - Not correct! - Judging was carried out in a way to be true to myself and to our lovely breed of dog; so I saw only dogs.

Let me explain as to why some recent winning dogs didn’t do so well - because they were gone over on the table and watched, carefully, when being moved. Occasionally, one gets a judge who passes their hands ‘over’ a dog but in doing such, never feels the dog or finds its construction. Often ignored is shape of ribs; these play a definate part in the shaping of the fore-end of a dog. Ribs have both

curviture and depth and with a Cairn being a working dog, then the ribs have to be of the correct shape for lung capacity and ability to carry out its work. A barrel shape will make a dog look heavy even though of the correct weight for size - these were there. The first four ribs should be slightly straighter then running into the heart shaped ribcage which the Cairn requires. Having been taught that a comfortable four fingers between the legs to be correct, then one doesn’t expect it difficult to get three fingers in between the forelegs - but this was found to be. A Cairn Terrier, as most dogs are, should be ‘slightly’ wider at the front than at the rear, with all legs being straight down.

Attention was particularly given to the hindquarters, observation showed not only closeness of legs when moving away but a serious degree of rear legs not being straight down but turning outward as in cow-hocked; some had it affecting only one rear leg. Isn’t there enough of a rear problen in the breed, at present, without adding to it? The leg movement should be free and powerful with all four legs moving forward in a parallel and straight action. So the dogs were first walked away and back to enable me to check its action when walking a straight line. Then, the triangle was walked, not just to check if the back was carried level - but also to assess its walking action together with both reach and drive. Never had I expect to award CC’s to Cairns under the age of 2 years, for that is about the age of them being fully matured dogs - yet, it happened. How? By judging to the Breed Standard and this instructed me to select those

typically described as being Cairn Terriers: Agile, alert, of workmanlike natural appearance. Standing well foreward on forepaws. Strong quarters. Deep in rib, very free in movement. Weather resistant coat. Those spectators, who watched the BOB and BOS cover the ground as they did a Lap of Honour, will have seen that is exactly what they got. There were many excellent quality bitches in the senior classes who disappointed me. Whereas, they possessed all the essential qualities needed in a good Cairn, stood and moved well, and were shown and handled to perfection; they possessed little or no animation and to me, this was their major failing and thus it cost them the chance of any higher reward. That said - thank you for the entry and I really enjoyed going over all the dogs - found it a learning experience.

MPD 9 (1 entry - 0 abs)

1st - Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Codebreaker a nice wheaten brindle puppy of excellent shape and size, shown in good coat. Good head, eye and mouth. Head was held well on correct length of neck in relation to length of back to leg. Possesses the essentials to still win when facing opposition in the ring.


PD (2 entries - 0 abs)

1st - Confue’s Anjofra’s I’m Not Going wheaten brindle with dark points making for a noticeable puppy with all the qualities needed for a good potential career in the ring. Moved and showed well and well deserved BPD

2nd - Petts’ Cairngrove Nutty Professor a good red brindle dog but needing a touch more coat to make the complete picture. Good head, excellent eye and mouth with good overall balance in conformation. Moved w e l l but just needs a little more confidence as could be seen from his hesitation when watching his tail - do I or do I not hold it up?


JD (2 entries- 0 abs)

1st - Felter’s & Rumen’s Landbuck Tillisch a light red of excellent quality. Best of heads with a mischievous but completely masculine expression. With strong hindquarters he is a pleasure to see going away; nice space between legs with parallel forward action. None’s perfect but in the challenge, with head and tail held high, he not only looked the part but made the complete picture, had no alternative but to award him the DCC.

2nd - Percy’s Winetta Sir Percy a good red dog and to use a well-worn cliche ‘unlucky to meet 1st on the day’. Excellent head, eye and mouth. Good overall balance in conformation with decent length of leg. A dog still maturing and possessing good potential so within a few months, expect him to be consistently getting good results


GD (8 entries - 2 abs)

1st - Mears’ Glenmear Marauder dark w/brindle with a very good outline, so is one which cannot be overlooked. Excellent masculine head and expression. Correct neck and front assembly; strong hindquarters which moved him away very nicely. Won a very close decision over another challenger, on a particular point, to gain the RDCC.

2nd - Shannon & Storr’s Brenndarcy Trouble At Mill a w/brindle with good head, nice eye and correct large teeth. Shown in good coat and condition. Moved positively, holding a level topline.

3rd - Harland’s Cannwood Zipper at Thackeston.


LD (8 entries - 2 abs)

1st - Weinberger’s Larchlea Come Fly With Me to Corrienne r/brindle of and excellent type with good outline. Correct length of neck running into good shoulder placement, level back with good tailset. Moved out positively, holding a level topline.

2nd - King & Leighton’s Carradine Night Listener at Markinleigh grey brindle which shows itself to good advantage. Presents a good balanced picture in profile. Handled and presented well, looks good moving and as said, makes the most of its good attributes.

3rd - Catto’s Birselaw Follow Your Dream.


OD (6 entries - o abs)

1st - Moseley & Inett’s Spawyche Elizabethan Onyx grey brindle of a good shape and type, one I’ve liked from the ringside, knew its drawback but still enjoyed going over him.Judging the dog in its entirety, found much that I liked. A nice sized dog with an excellent head with good eye, mouth and masculine expression. Showed and presented well.

2nd - Ward’s Vanajam Pop Idol a striking cream dog which cannot be ignored. It pleased me that he had been entered for it gave me the opportunity to form an opinion other than that gained from the ringside - found much that I liked. Well up to size with a excellent head, neck and shoulders; level topline with good tailset; shown in good coat; moved and showed well. A very good dog which lost out to 1st for not quite matching up to the profile fixed into my mind’s-eye; if he had, then my placing would have been changed.

3rd - Middlehurst’s Ch Zalazar Un zipped at Staveren.


MPB (6 entries - 1 abs)

A lovely class of five quality bitches and all demanding to be placed 1st - remarkably, all had the qualities to be in the winning position at most shows but today, it was tough.

1st - Shaw’s Honeyhall High & Dry a very smart wheaten, which had obviously had time spent on her training.Appeared a little more mature than 2nd but still very much a puppy. Beautiful line running from top of head to base of tail; excellent feminine head with good eye and mouth; on the day found little to fault and much to admire. Pleased to find that on my last judging appointment, I had awarded his sire, when still a youngster, the RDCC and now find his daughter had claimed BPB & BPIB

2nd - Weinberger’s Correnie I Do But I Don’t a w/brindle young puppy with lovely black mask, which is of a size that I like and at this age she is still a very playful. Lovely feminine head with an expression to die for; a touch of leg which balances in nicely with the rest of her profile; All in all an excellent quality puppy.

3rd - Shannon & Storr’s Brenndarcy Pocahontas.


PB (4 entries - 0 abs)

1st - Robert’s Cannwood One Moment In Time mature wheaten shown in full coat and well presented. Good head, eye and mouth; balanced outline and coat of the required texture. So much quality for a youngster and with the correct width between both front and rear legs; these were straight and when moved, had the correct parallel action. Only let down being, she was not interested or positive enough to put her mind to the work in hand; such a great pity when having so much in her favour.

2nd Chambers & Exton’s Cairngrove Ring My Bell a very good red brindle bitch shown in very little coat, hich meant there was no way she could be placed above a quality bitch such as the 1st. Don’t know the owner or the affix but if they are newcomers, then they could not be starting with a better bitch. Looked into her eyes and saw the past, the present and the future - must confess to my having fallen in love with her. - she will do well in the ring.

3rd Firth’s Cairngold Throwin A Wobbly.


JB (6 entries - 0 abs)

1st - Harding’s Cannwood Remember Holly a wheaten with dark points, which, recently, had not been looking too good but today, it had all come together. Perhaps, her new coat made the difference, yet believe it to be the ugly duckling/swan scenario. Possessing a head of excellent proportions with decent stop, the correct eye, a ‘good’ mouth and a very feminine expression. Her conformation being of balanced proportions and fitting to the requirements of the Standard and these enabled her to move correctly with a free flowing action, propelled by strong hindquarters. A bitch which can further improve and only get even better in the coming months. I haven’t placed a burden upon her that she cannot carry; only a mantle for her to wear until it is changed for a title. BCC & BOB

2nd - Felters & Rumen’s Landbuck Scrumptious a light red which lives up to her name (very pleasing/delicious). Also, she now had a lot to do to keep up with her sibling brother, who had earlier been awarded the DCC. After the previous write-up, what can one say? Only that written above is also virtually applicable to this girl; a quality bitch for which I can only see a rewarding future. She wasn’t overlooked in the Challenge for the RCC but in my mind, although being of excellent quality, she is still young and much in need of further ring experience; therefore her time is yet to come and it will..

3rd - Petts’ Doonrae Joie De Vivre.


PGB (11 entries - 3 abs)

1st - Owen’s Honeyhall Handful at Caldwall a brindle which is a late developer and only now beginning to mature in body to become the complete picture of the quality Cairn which she is. Excellent head and expression; medium length of neck; level topline; nicely coupled; good tailset; decent length to leg. Thought she wasn’t very well-handled but looking at her name and thinking back; it could well have been that she was being uncooperative. Whichever, she was of the required quality and I thought she did enough to be awarded the RBCC.

2nd - Bradshaw’s Newfield Dawn Spirit a red brindle which is well-bodied and of nicely balanced proportions. Good head with the correct eye and eye-lashes which made for a nice feminine expression; presented in good coat and shown well. Let down by displaying a lack of energy when moving.

3rd - Hacker’s Teddeana Kentish Maid.


LB (8 entries - 0 abs)

Very little between the first two and were placed solely as seen on the day, on another day I could reverse them.

1st - Wren’s Larchlea Light My Fire w/brindle of a balanced shape and size. Lovely head with small ears, a definate stop, correct eye and mouth all making for a feminine expression; Shown in good coat; well presented; moved and showed well.

2nd - Robinson’s Cruzo Caitlin another quality bitch and one which I have admired from the ringside; w/brindle of a shade larger than 1st but with a nicely balanced outline, straight front, well-sprung rib and correct in coupling. Presented in good coat and in show condition; moved well.

3rd - Catto’s Bireslaw Bewitched.


OB (9 entries - 1 abs)

1st - Wren’s Larchlea Spirit In The Sky an impressive grey brindle and so typical of the quality stock produced by the breeder’s kennel and just by one look it couldn’t be mistaken for any other. Excellent and feminine head; well-balanced conformation when looked at in profile; beautifully presented; looked a picture standing and moved  well. A first class showgirl.

2nd Smee’s Malmay Sky’s The Limit grey brindle having excellent head with a good stop, correct eye and mouth and a definite feminine expression. Presented in good coat and body condition; well handled and moved soundly; didn’t have enough to overcome 1st but with eight in the class it was still a placing which spoke well for her.

3rd Clarke’s Conundrum Sweeter for Me For Lentrica


It was pleasing to me to see the line-up for the BCC Challenge, as from Minor Puppy to the Open Class winner, allwere quality bitches to a high standard and my final choice was determined, as each had been checked over and moved to my satisfaction, by the message found from reading Characteristics and General Appearance in the Breed’s Standard.

Graham Peers - Judge