North of Ireland
Cairn Terrier Club Championship Show 25.9.16
It is an honour to be invited to award Challenge
Certificates in your chosen breed, and an even greater one to be able to
begin your Championship Show judging career at a breed club show.
I would like to thank the officers and committee
most sincerely for this outstanding opportunity and for the excellent
hospitality during the weekend. It was truly second to none.
I would also like to wholeheartedly thank
exhibitors- lots of whom travelled a long way - for a superb entry. I
understand that it was the highest for several years.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day: sporting exhibitors
who applauded winners, some beautiful cairns (all exhibiting flawless
temperaments), and a committee who fostered a warm and friendly atmosphere.
What a lovely day.
Minor Puppy Dog (1,0)
Leroy of Black Rockys A delightful
cream six month old puppy who immediately impressed with his confident
manner. Good eye, ear placement, lovely mouth, well set on neck leading to a
nicely balanced body. Moved happily on a loose lead and needs time to tighten
in front. BPD
Puppy Dog (1,0)
Louis Vuitton Du Harpouy D’Auzan
Another confident puppy – this time a red brindle nine month old.
Developing a strong head with a good eye, good mouth and foxy expression.
Exhibiting the beginnings of an excellent coat. Moved confidently, enjoying
his day. Needs time.
1) Lamb and
Saltmarsh’s Birselaw Dark Charmer. A
dark brindle dog with a typical head and expression. Good mouth, correct
topline, tailset and well balanced
with strong quarters. In good muscular condition and moved steadily. Showed
well for his handler. More coat would complete the picture.
Post Graduate Dog (5,1a)
Smith’s Rocasovale Danish Delight. A well balanced and assertive dark
brindle. Good head, good mouth and typical expression. Strong neck leading to
a level topline and correct tailset. Well balanced. His correct shoulder
placement and strong hindquarters enabled him to move correctly both ways and
with drive. Well presented with a good quality double coat. Another one who
showed well for his handler.
Anderson’s Birselaw Never Say Never at Kerrykeel. An alert two and a half year old wheaten
brindle dog. Well balanced, good head and typical expression. Well made all through
and moved correctly fore and aft. Coat quality and presentation not quite the
standard of 1) today, but nevertheless lots to like.
Millar’s Cornton Dark Corrie
Limit Dog (4,1a)
Rocasovale Distant Drums. A
masculine dog with correct eye, mouth, ear placement and excellent stop
ensuring a typical expression. Good neck, shoulder placement, strong and
level topline and correct tailset. Appropriate bend of stifle. Moved well
both ways. A quality jacket. A lively and assertive exhibit who pushed hard
for the Reserve CC.
Catto’s Birselaw Stay With Me. A nineteen month old grey brindle dog with a strong masculine
head and good expression. Excellent mouth with powerful muzzle and jaw. Well
set on neck leading to correct shoulder placement, level topline and correct
tailset. Well muscled and shown in
profuse coat. Moved soundly. He showed very well for his handler.
Fortune’s Eglish Willie’s Wee Man with Essdeeeff
Open Dog (6,3a)
1) Kinton’s Woodthorpe I Know The Code. A two and a half year old grey brindle
dog who impressed as he entered the ring. An outstanding masculine head,
fully furnished and sporting an absolutely typical expression. Excellent ear
placement, eyes and mouth. Very well balanced, good bone but not overdone,
well ribbed, strong neck, good shoulder placement, strong level topline and
correct tailset. Correct bend of
stifle. Moved well both ways and with drive. Shown in good hard condition and
in an excellent jacket. It was my pleasure to award him his crowning CC. CC,
Alexander’s Ir.Ch Stirlingview Shake The Dice. A very well balanced two years and eight
month old cream dog. Presented a typical outline. Masculine head and
expression, good eye, strong jaw, excellent mouth, good neck leading to a
strong, level topline and correct tailset. Presented in very good condition
and well muscled. Shown in an excellent jacket. Moved with drive from the
rear and covered the ground well. An assertive and accomplished showman. RCC
Lamb and Saltmarsh’s Renshaw There and Back Again Under
Veteran Dog (6,5a)
Lamb and Saltmarsh’s Birselaw Fable of Macmoon ShCM It was a pleasure to judge this seven and
a half year old dark brindle dog. Lovely head and good mouth with a keen
expression, a nicely made body with a level topline – well balanced
throughout. In good coat and condition. Moved and showed well. Best Veteran
Special Beginners Dog (2,0)
Eglish Willie’s Wee Man with Essdeeeff
A six year old dark brindle dog. Masculine head with correct mouth,
dark eye and ears. Nicely made body and balanced throughout. Moved steadily.
A little overweight today. Keen to please his handler. Third in Limit Dog.
Eglish Spitting Image with Essdeeeff
Litter brother to 1). Dark brindle with a masculine head and typical
expression. Soundly made and balanced. Similarly to his brother he was a
little overweight. By this point he was a bit tired, but managed to walk
around the ring with plenty of encouragement from his handler. Reserve in
Post Graduate Dog. It was a pleasure to judge these two characterful
Minor Puppy Bitch (1,0)
Gut’s Lucy of Black Rockys Litter sister of the BPD winner and another puppy out for fun
today. A feminine head, dark eye, correct ear and good mouth. Correct reach
of neck leading to a level topline and correct tailset. Well balanced
throughout. Moved confidently and steadily.
Has all the ingredients for a quality show girl. BPB; BPIS.
Junior Bitch (2,0)
Catto’s Birselaw Paige Turner A lovely, feminine wheaten brindle with good head, dark eye
and correct mouth. Well balanced throughout. However, her profuse jacket
detracted from her overall appearance today. Showed and handled well.
Callaghan’s Calwin Lucy
A smart and compact red bitch just out of puppy. Good head, mouth and
expression. Lots to like – just needs time to settle. Handled well.
Novice Bitch (2,1a)
Keegan’s Mistress Cochran A dark brindle bitch with a good head and expression. Correct
overall balance. Unfortunately carrying a little too much weight today but a
delightful bitch keen to please her owner and thoroughly enjoying her day.
Post Graduate Bitch (3,2a)
Cornton Rosemaree Attractive head
with a feminine expression, correct eye and mouth. Well balanced with correct
outline and good tailset. Shown in correct jacket, however carrying a little
too much weight today.
Limit Bitch (3,2a)
Cloverbrook Copyright Grey brindle
bitch who had the best of heads today. Defined stop, dark expressive eye and
excellent mouth. Very well balanced outline, good in neck and shoulders,
excellent straight front and good depth of ribs. Well made hind quarters,
good turn of stifle and correct feet. Correct tailset and level topline.
Shown in excellent coat and condition. Free and fluent movement. Showed all
out to gain BCC and BOB.
Open Bitch (7,4a)
Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Creating Waves Litter sister to the BOB winner.
Beautiful head with typical dark points, dark expressive eye and another
excellent mouth. Very well balanced, correct reach of neck leading to correct
shoulder angulation and straight front. Well made body, level topline and
correct length for true balance. Good stifle and correct tailset. Very well
presented in short but correct coat. Moved soundly both ways and showed with
plenty of animation. A close decision between these two top quality litter
Kinton’s Woodthorpe Enigma Dark brindle bitch. Mischievous expression with correct eye
and good mouth. Nicely balanced with good reach of neck, shoulders and level
topline. Good spring of rib. Well
muscled quarters. Correct coat. Moved steadily both ways.
Gut’s Lauren Bacol Du Harpouy D’Auzan
Special Beginners Bitch (1,0)
Helen Greenhalgh; Judge