Border Union Championship Show
Judge Iain Shaw (Honeyhall)
DCC; MEARS’ GLENMEAR MCINTYRE
RDCC; BALL’S LENTRICA LET'S DANCE AT CALAMONDIN
BOB & BCC; ROBINSON’S CRUZO CAPRIOLE
RBCC; CLARKE’S CH LENTRICA DOLLY DAYDREAM JW
BP; FIRTH’S CAIRNGOLD CAROLINA
Gerri Robinson, BCC & BOB Cruzo Capriole
Brian Mears, DCC Glenmear Mcintyre.
Linda Firh BPB & BPIB Cairngold Carolina
Brian Mears, DCC Glenmear Mcintyre, Iain Shaw, Monica Ball, RDCC Lentrica Let's Dance At Calamondin
BCC Cruzo Capriole, Gerri Robinson, iain Shaw, Pat Clarke, Ch Lentrica Dolly Daydream, Linda Firth BPB Cairngold Carolina
Junior - Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st Lentrica Let's Dance At Calamondin (Ball)
Novice - Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st Lentrica Rocket Man At Carernwil
Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 1
1st Brenndarcy Tinsoldat (Shannon & Storr)
2nd Rocasovale Danish Delight (Mrs J Smith)
Limit - Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st Glenmear Mcintyre (B G & J Mears)
2nd Birselaw Stay With Me (Miss Y Catto)
3rd Cornton Dark Corrie (Miss H M P Miller)
Open - Dog Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st Correnie Hurricane Fly (Weinberger)
2nd Rocasovale Distant Drums (Mrs J Smith)
3rd Winetta Sir Ivor (Mrs J Percy)
Veteran - Dog Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st Ch Rocasovale Razzle Dazzle (Smith)
Puppy - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Cairngold Carolina (Firth)
2nd Birselaw Midnight Sun Over Cornton (Miller)
Junior - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Lentrica Black Star For Cairngold (Firth)
2nd Cornton Starr Turn (Miss H M P Miller)
Post Graduate - Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 0
1st Brenndarcy Cloudbustiing )Shannon & Storr)
2nd Winetta I've Got A Feeling (Mrs J Percy)
3rd Sybster Saffron (Miss F M J Dawson)
Limit - Bitch Entries: 4 Absentees: 2
1st Sybster Sanderoma (Berrecloth)
2nd Cornton Rosemaree (Miss H M P Miller)
Open - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Cruzo Capriole (Mrs G Robinson)
2nd Ch Lentrica Dolly Daydream Jw (Clarke)
Veteran - Bitch Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st Little Miss Tonka Rl2 (Mrs V L Byrne)
2nd Birselaw Folksong (Miss A Bowness)
Photos By Linda & Alan Firth
Border Union 2017
Not the biggest entry, however, I was very happy with both line-ups, and thank you to everyone who made the journey to what is a lovely well-run show.
Heads on the whole were good and not many light eyes. Movement, as is the norm, could be better but I think that has been said since I started showing. Coats were on the whole good, even those who were short due to the time of year. Temperaments were also very good. My main concern wasthat there were some in the top classes with incorrect mouths, which surprised me.
1. Ball’s Lentrica Let’s Dance at Calamondin
I was very taken by this handsome wheaten/brindle. Lovely head and expression, good stop and super mouth. Nice neck and shoulder, level topline with good tailset. Nice front, legs and feet. Ample bone, moved with drive. Looked nice in profile. Has a new coat coming in of good texture. What he lacks in maturity, he gains in quality. Delighted to award him the RCC.
1. Carter & Clarke’s Lentrica Rocketman at Careernwil
Light red. Typical head and expression, with a nice dark eye. Okay for size and substance, moving a little wide in front but very good behind. Good depth and spring of rib. Would like a shade more length for balance but a nice dog who showed his heart out.
Post Grad Dog - 3 (1 Absent)
1. Shannon & Storr’s Brendarcy Tinsoldat
Red, youngster with a lovely head and expression. How nice to see a cairn shown in full coat. Very well put together. I liked him a lot. Well balanced and moves well on good legs and feet. Feeling the heat in the challenge but I’m sure his day will come.
2. Smith’s Rocasovale Danish Delight
Brindle with a nice type head. Good neck and shoulders, straight front, level topline with tail on top. Good depth and spring of rib. Moving a little close behind today and could benefit with more coat. Obviously likes his food. Lovely temperament.
Limit Dog – 3
1. Mears Glenmear McIntyre
Red/brindle. All male and is of a good size. Particularly liked his head and expression. Good stop and big teeth with correct bite. Good neck and shoulders and excelled in front. Nice spring of rib, level topline and tailset was bang on. Moved with drive although at times giving his handler a torrid time. Would like a little more width behind. The dark stripes down his hocks are not helpful but I felt on the day he was well worthy of the CC.
2. Catto’s Birselaw Stay with Me
Brindle up to size. However, I did not find him coarse. Nice head, eyes and good mouth. Good clean neck and shoulders. Good depth and spring of rib. Moved okay in front but a bit close behind. Shown in a proper full coat of quality and he gave his all for his handler
3. Miller’s Cornton Dark Corrie
Open Dog – 3
1. Weinberger’s Correnie Hurricane Fly
I liked this red/brindle very much but also found him very frustrating. He has a lovely head and expression. Nicely constructed. Moves well. Was in good coat and condition but on the day he lacked sparkle, possibly due to the heat or travelling. A quality dog who if he gets his act together can trouble the best.
2. Smith’s Rocasovale Distant Drums
Brindle with a typy head and expression. Good mouth, neck and shoulders. Moved okay in front, level topline with a good tailset. Shown in good coat of quality. Kept a balanced outline when settled.
3. Percy’s Winetta Sir Ivor
Veteran Dog – 1
1. Smith’s CH Rocasovale Razzle Dazzle
Brindle. Nearly 11 years old. Very active, game and hardy. Nice head with good mouth, very well put together and knows how to move albeit sometimes in another direction from his handler. Could not be mistaken for anything other than a male. Never let up showing.
Puppy Bitch – 2
1. Firth’s Cairngold Carolina
Red. Very much a baby. Nice head and expression. Neck and shoulders okay. Kept her topline when on the move. Moving well in front, a little close behind. Good coat and condition. Needs time
2. Miller’s Birselaw Midnight Sun over Cornton
Brindle. Another raw youngster. Nice head with dark eye, good neck and shoulders. Moved pretty well when settled. I would like a bit more bone and substance but she has time on her side.
Junior Bitch – 2
1. Firth’s Lentrica Black Star for Cairngold
This young lady could have a future if she stops giving her handler a hard time. Lovely head with a wicked expression. Nice neck and shoulders. Deep well-sprung ribs. Nicely balanced. Good front assembly. When she settles keeps a nice profile. Drives from the rear with maturity, A new coat and luck could have a bright future.
2. Miller’s Cornton Starr Turn
Another promising youngster just out of puppy and giving a lot of way. Nice head and expression. Nicely constructed and she moved well fore and aft. Looked the part moving around the ring. Needs to body up and, with maturity, could do well.
Post Grad Bitch – 4
1. Shannon & Storr’s Brenndarcy Cloudbursting
Red with a super head and expression. So feminine and a nice size. Well balanced, lovely neck and shoulders, level topline and good tailset. Good bend of stifle, moved well with drive. Was in lovely coat and condition. I’m sure she will be knocking on the door very soon and will be worthy of top awards
2. Percy’s Winetta I’ve Got a Feeling
Just out of junior and looks very much a teenager. Lots to like and nice head and expression. Good forechest and straight front, level topline. Nice bend of stifle, moved soundly and in decent coat. Shows very well. Needs time to mature.
3. Dawson’s Sybster Sffron
Limit Bitch – 4 (2 absent)
1. Berrecloth’s Sybster Sanderoma
A beautiful headed bitch. Although up to size, is very well balanced and moved with ease around the ring. Nice neck and shoulders, good depth and spring of rib. Moves a little close behind. In fantastic coat and condition showed all out.
2. Miller’s Cornton Rosemaree
Another nice typy bitch. Lovely head, eye and expression. Nice front, level topline and tailset. Good spring of rib and she moves well once she gets going. Would like a wee bit more leg for balance but shown in good coat and condition.
Open Bitch – 2
1. Robinson’s Cruzo Capriole
Silver brindle. Stunning head and expression. Super mouth. So well balanced and so feminine. Moved freely on a loose lead with drive and enthusiasm. Presented in good coat of proper length. This bitch is out of the top drawer. Showed all out ,Delighted to award her the CC and BOB.
2. Clarke’s CH Lentrica Dolly Day Dream JW
A favourite of mine. Super head and expression, lovely neck and shoulders. Level topline and good tailset. Good depth and spring of rib. Moved well both fore and aft with some width between her short well let down hocks. In super coat and condition. Another example of a top quality feminine cairn bitch. Unfortunately, on the day, she wasn’t showing herself to her best advantage and had to settle for the RCC.
Veteran Bitch – 2
1. Byrne’s Little Miss Tonka
The most delightful little cairn you could meet. Full of personality and gives nothing less than 100%. She always brings a smile to my face. A great ambassador for the breed.
2. Bowness Birselaw Folksong
Another lovely girl who showed all out for her handler. Super head and expression. She was shown in lovely coat and condition and was enjoying her day out.