Critique for the NICTC Championship Show
Judging for the North of Ireland Cairn Terrier Club, 36th Single breed
championship show, held at six mile leisure centre, Ballynure road,
Ballyclare, Northern Ireland on 24th September 2017.
I would like to thank the committee for their well organised show and
their really warm and friendly welcome to myself and the exhibitors and the
visitors that attended the show.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all who generously made
entries and sponsored classes – for a small breed club, it keeps the club alive. A
special thanks to the exhibitors who came from across the water and land to
attend the show.
I was very pleased with the quality and soundness of the entry, we
still need to watch out for balance of size – we have a breed that is a medium sized terrier – we need to watch out for the
length of body to leg. All had correct scissor bite with clean teeth of good
size of jaw to head. We must still keep a watch on movement – some stand well but go close on
hind movement on the move. Sadly there were no puppies at the show.
MINOR PUPPY DOG 1 (1abs)
PUPPY DOG 0
MAIDEN DOG 0 NOVICE DOG 0 GRADUATE DOG 1 (1ABS)
JUNIOR DOG 2
1st Hogarty’s Cadagio Take That (IKC) (D) – grey brindle 14 months, a nice
masculine head, dark eye, medium sized ears, good reach of neck into lay of
shoulder – length of back correct to leg
length – well muscled quarters, moved OK.
Coharra Captain Cargo (D) – 14
months, a rich cream – very
expressive head, dark eye, good stop, scissor bite – enough neck into shoulder – a much squarer type to 1 – muscled quarters – needs to settle on move.
POST GRAD 5 (3 Abs)
1st Smith’s Rocasovale Danish Delight (D) – Dark red brindle with good
length of jacket – liked
the head on this boy – very
neat ears – good stop – dark eye of correct shape –nice reach of neck into correct
lay of shoulder –
straight front –
balanced body –muscled
quarters – used his tail well, only
criticism would like more drive from behind to complete picture.
Birselaw Dark Charmer for Macmoon ShCM (D) grey brindle, has a well
constructed head – dark
eye –correct bite, uses his ears well
– good reach of neck into correct
lay of shoulder – body of
correct length to leg- muscled quarters –I would prefer more substance to him – coming into coat – moved well.
LIMIT DOG 4 (1 Abs)
Brenndarcy Tinsoldat (D) – A
really striking red dog, a sound medium sized cairn, masculine head, strong
jaw – comfortable reach of neck into
good lay of shoulder –
straight legs – well
balanced body – muscled
quarters – well padded feet – used his tail to advantage –moved well, good length of
jacket – only slight criticism perhaps a
shade darker eye –seriously
considered for top honours.
Birselaw Never Say Never at Kerrykeel (D) grey brindle- larger framed boy but
balanced – handsome head - dark eye, good
stop, large teeth. Good bone on straight legs – good reach of neck – muscled quarters – areas of coat needing slight twitching to complete the
picture- I really liked him – moved
3rd Smith’s Rocasovale Distant Drums (D) – red brindle – another good dog from this
kennel, litter brother to PG winner, similar comments – a lot to really like about him,
especially his sound movement.
OPEN DOG 8 (6 Abs)
A really well supported class – Thank you.
1st Alexander’s Ir Ch
Stirlingview Shake the Dice (D) – a well presented wheaten with straight jacket – no hiding his masculine head – dark eye –good stop –strong jaw and teeth- clean neck
– well laid shoulders - straight
front with good bone – well
balanced length of back and body – muscled quarters –well padded feet – correct tail carriage, making a s striking outline – just needed movement to totally
satisfy me – no disappointment there – kept himself together for the
challenge, Dog CC and BIS.
2nd Kinton’s Ch Woodthorpe I Know The Code
(D) – grey brindle – well coated male – good masculine head with dark
eye – strong jaw and teeth – again a dog with overall good
balance – correct reach of neck in to
correct lay of shoulder – strong
quarters – uses tail well –moved OK, held it all together
against strong competition for Dog RCC.
Veteran Dog or Bitch 6 (5 Abs)
Birselaw Fable of Macmoon ShCM Ir Vet Ch (D) – Grey brindle 8 year old boy – strong masculine head, dark eye
– good mouth – good reach of neck – well balanced all round – moved OK. BV
SPECIAL BEGINNERS DOG 0 entry
MINOR PUPPY BITCH 1 (1 abs)
PUPPY BITCH 1 (1 abs)
JUNIOR BITCH 5
What a quality class 1st Alexander’s Coharra Class Act (B) dark brindle – 14 months a lovely striking
young lady – really cracking head, good
mouth with strong teeth – good
reach of neck into well laid shoulders – straight front – well balanced length of back to leg and body – muscled quarters – uses tail well – moved very well, a real quality
girl seriously considered for higher awards but both handler and she need a
bit more time – think
she is destined for top honours.
2nd Miller’s Corntown Star Turn (B) 16
months cream grey bitch – a
lovely headed young lady – good
eye and stop – scissor
bite, lovely length of neck into well laid shoulders - muscled quarters – a longer bitch than 1 but covered
the ground very well once at the right pace – another top girl.
Coharra Check Me Out (B) have to mention this young lady litter sister to 1st
dark grey much the same comments – another sound type from this kennel.
MAIDEN BITCH 1
1st Callanan’s Calwin
Lucy (B) Red Brindle a very pretty girl – good head, dark eye, good mouth a much finer type in bone
and body – coat okay.
NOVICE BITCH 1
1st Miller’s Birselaw Midnight Sun Over
Cornton (B) Red Brindle girl with a good texture of coat and length. A very
feminine head, dark eye – good
stop, correct scissor bite – enough
neck into shoulders – good
body to length of leg – used
her tail well – moved
very soundly – lots to
GRADUATE BITCH 1 (1 abs)
POST GRAD BITCH 4 (2 abs)
1st Kinton’s Woodthorpe Enigma (B) These
two could easily change places Grey brindle has a beautiful head, dark
expressive eye, enough stop – scissor
bite a really feminine type – lots to
like in this lady. She and her brother would make a quality brace team.
2nd Keegan’s Mistress Cochran (B) red grey
brindle another lovely headed girl liked her length of neck into shoulders – balanced body to length of leg
- carried a little extra bit of weight today – moved well though.
LIMIT BITCH 6 (2ABS)
Like Junior bitch a wow quality class 1st Hogarty’s Cadagio Dressed To Thrill
(IKC) grey cream brindle – so much
to like about her – wicked
expression full of devilment, scissor bite – lovely reach of neck into well placed shoulders – gives an excellent front, level
back – into muscled quarters with
adequate bend of stifle – well
padded feet – good
coat – now movement – she is raring to go – leans into the lead which lifts
her front makes her look like she goose steps – she does not – needs to be allowed to freely move – let her and enjoy the flow.
2nd Shannon/Storr Brenndarcy Cloudbursting (B) red wow another quality girl – a different type to 1st – lovely head, dark eye perfect
mouth –good reach of neck into well
laid shoulders, straight front – balanced body to length of leg – well muscled quarters – uses tail well – good jacket – moved well wish I had more
Cloverbrook Creating Waves (B) cream with dark points – lovely head good stop – strong jaw – enough reach of neck – balanced body to length of leg,
good tail carriage – square
quarters moved well – coat
just needs sorting.
OPEN BITCH 8 (5 abs)
1st Hogarty’s Ir Ch Cadagio As Long As You
Have Me (IKC) red coated girl – cracking head – dark eye scissor bite – good reach of neck into good lay of shoulders – good length of body to leg – level back – uses tail well – strong quarters – covered the ground easily
seriously challenged for top award CC RBIS and BOS.
Cloverbrook Copyright (B) dark grey brindle another really typy bitch – loved her head and expression
and her whole substance – moved
very well - started to give her owner less enthusasim but deserved her RCC.
3rd Hogarty’s Ir Ch Int Ch Cadagio Turning
Tables (IKC) Red brindle much the same comments as for the two above – covered the ground with ease – these ladies could change
SPECIAL BEGINNERS BITCH 1
1st Keegan’s Mistress Cochran (B)
JUDGE LINDA SAICH (LINDCOLY)