Midland Cairn Terrier Club Ch Show 2001
Judge -Mr. J. Dean (176 -207)
DCC Ch. Shearwater Cae de Sonhas
RDCC Carradine Toblerone
BCC BIS Ch. Gyncairn Dusk to Dawn
RDCC Birselaw Bobby Sox
BPIS Vanajam Lime Light
I would like to commence with an expression of gratitude to the Midland C.T.C. Committee for inviting me to judge, to my excellent stewards Jack Watson and Philip Horspool and of course to the exhibitors who allowed me the privilege of going over their dogs and who took my placings so sportingly.
While I was very pleased both with the size and the quality of the entry I was a little disappointed with the lower classes, particularly in the dogs. There were of course some very good Cairns but there were not as many as I would have expected. On the other hand the top classes were excellent particularly Limit and Open for both sexes. The main concerns for the breed as far as I was able to ascertain were rear movement, mouths and shoulders. A larger part of the entry moved close or very close behind. In several exhibits I found myself deliberating as to whether I could allow the bite to be classed as a scissor bite so small was the overlap. Also in many cases teeth were small instead of the large teeth called for in the Standard. In a significant number of exhibits shoulders were too upright with the almost inevitable result of poor front movement.A Cairn is expected to be alert, to have a gay and fearless disposition and to impress as being active and game. None of these qualities is displayed by Cairns standing with their tails down and/or with their ears back. Several good exhibits, at least two of which would have been considered for top placings, ruined their chances in this way. On the other hand the quality in Open Dog and Open and Limit bitch was exceptional. Not only was there high quality but in the bitch classes particularly it was there in depth.
One trophy winner not mentioned in the following critique is the oldest veteran Castrey’s Casmhor McLee Morag of Mull – a 14+ year old and still a credit to the breed as indeed were all the other veterans. There were fourteen entered in Veteran and I think it would have been fairer had the “teenagers” had a class to themselves.
Minor Puppy Dog (5)
1st Felters & Rumens’s Landbuck Bright Colours. Well-coated dark brindle. masculine head, correct mouth, good reach of neck, level back, movement was satisfactory.
2nd Hawkes’s Maridale Zed Zenith. Good head, neck and shoulders, correct tailset. Shown in good double coat but didn’t move as well as 1.
3rd Tracey’s Retacy Mr Doriaw
1st Howard’s Lochlesh What’s It All About. Wheaten with good head and typical Cairn expression, level topline, good spring of rib, moved okay, showed well.
2nd Pollock’s Stanedykes The Exciseman. Dark brindle, bigger than 1, excellent double coat, good head and neck, with level back. Good movement.
3rd Smith’s Cairngrae Next Encounter
Junior Dog (9)
1st Kinton’s Woodthorpe Just Bedazzled. Wheaten, good Cairn head and expression, very good reach of neck, sloping shoulders, level topline even on the move, correct tailset. Good bend of stifle, moved well in front.
2nd Shannon & Storr’s Benndarcy Bill Badger. Reddish wheaten, correct front, proper spring of ribs, level back, moved satisfactorily.
3rd Towers’s Deneland Just William.
Maiden Dog (6)
1st Shannon & Storr’s Benndarcy Bill Badger
2nd Towers’s Deneland Just William. Wheaten brindle, good head, correct bite, nice reach of neck, level back, shown in good coat.
3rd Tutchings’s Crowneast Landahead
Novice Dog (4)
1st Wall’s Shearwater Shinanegan. Wheaten brindle, well up to size, correct mouth, nice head, good reach of neck, firm topline, moved all right.
2nd Brown’s Cloverbrook Talk of the Town. Wheaten brindle, good head and neck, level back, good tail set, front movement let him down.
1st Ward’s Vanajam the Alchemist. Very promising wheaten, just out of Junior. Good head and expression, correct front, good reach of neck, sloping shoulders, firm topline, moved with drive.
2nd Jennings’s Doonrae Virtuoso. Dark brindle, nice head, level topline, good double coat, movement satisfactory.
3rd Bradshaw.s Tweslam Magic Time
Post Graduate Dog (12)
1st Harrison & Formosa’s Carradine Toblerone. Red with dark points, masculine Cairn head with typical expression, correct front, good reach of neck, sloping shoulders, sound topline, good quality coat though a little on the short side, moved correctly and showed all the time. R.C.C.
2nd Cameron’s Stryveling Ivanhoe. Wheaten, good head, neck and shoulders, mischievous expression, level back, good bend of stifle, well muscled quarters, did not move as well as class winner.
3rd Middlehurst’s Starveren Stiller
Limit Dog (7)
1st Short’s Glenchess Fancy Dresser. Attractive wheaten brindle with dark mask, typical head and expression, good length of leg, back level, well set on tail, fine showman, moved with drive.
2nd Cameron’s Stryveling Lord of the Isles. Red brindle, typical head, sound front, well constructed with sloping shoulders and good spring of rib, correct tail set, moved well.
3rd Shaw’s Honeyhall Highlander
Open Dog (9)
1st Wall’s Ch Shearwater Cae De Sonhas. Fine upstanding masculine red, excellent head, good reach of neck, well laid back shoulders, level topline, well set on tail, good bend of stifle, moved and showed well. C.C. & R.B.I.S.
2nd Birchs’s Kinkim Prinz Lady. Dark brindle, good head, keen expression, correct front, well muscled quarters, moved well front and rear. Showed to advantage in the class but lacked interest in the challenge for Res. C.C.
3rd Kinton’s Woodthorpe Mister Nice Guy
1st Brown’s Cloverbrook Man of Steel. Dark brindle, nice head, proper bite, good neck and shoulders, moved well and showed all the time.
2nd Brough’s Bincairn Zechariah. Light wheaten, good length of leg, sound topline, shown in good coat.
3rd Tweslam Magic Time
Special Veteran D/B (14)
1st Birchs’s Ch Kinkim Ludvic, 7½ year old dark brindle dog, very well constructed all-over, real Cairn expression, good length of leg , stands well forward on his forelegs, sound mover and good showman.
2nd Middlehurst’s Ch Starveron Chance a Glance. Showy 8½ year old light brindle, head and expression typical of the breed, sound in essentials, good mover
3rd Owen’s Ch Caldwell Connor
Minor Puppy Bitch (15)
1st Ward’s Vanajam Limelight. Attractive wheaten, excellent head and length of neck, correct front, well bodied, good length of leg and bend of stifle, showed very well. B.P.I.S.
2nd Hawley’s Seveek Dreaming at Bencairn. Similar type to 1, typical head, sound topline, good tail set, moved with drive.
3rd Jones’s Cannwood Special Edition
1st Dolan’s Glenrood Magic Berry. Light red brindle, well bodied, deep in rib, level back, good tail set, moved freely.
2nd Keeves’s Seveek Star Dreamer. Showy wheaten brindle, well laid back shoulders, level back, good length of leg, moved satisfactorily.
3rd Evans’s Stradivarius Scots Suite
Junior Bitch (12)
1st Catto’s Birselaw Perfect Moment. Wheaten, lovely feminine head, good mouth, nice front, firm topline, strong quarters, moved well and showed to advantage.
2nd Kinton’s Woodthorpe Just the Girl. Showy, well coated light red, good head, neck and quarters, correct length of leg, well balanced.
3rd Fyfe’s Andrum Lady Penelope
Maiden Bitch (11)
1st Goud’s Vale of Atholl’s Caileach An Dudain. Red, good head, level back, good length of leg, moved well in front, showed.
2nd Waugh’s Tribannon Diamond Fire. Wheaten, smaller than 1, typical head, correct bite, sound topline, double coated.
3rd Buttery’s Cloverbrook Coppelia.
Novice Bitch (9)
1st Dolan’s Glenrood Forever Beauty. Light wheaten, correct mouth, laid back shoulders, nice length of leg, good bend. of stifle, correct tail set, showed well.
2nd Evan’s Stradivarius Scots Suite. Red brindle with dark points, keen expression, good length of leg, attractive when standing.
3rd Bradshaw’s Tweslam Gypsy’s Spirit
1st Keeves’s Seveek Cherrys n’ Dreams. Upstanding light red, good front, well furnished head, excellent topline, good tail set, moved soundly.
2nd Braybrook’s Cloverbrook No Doubt. Red with dark points, excellent head, typical Cairn expression, good mouth, satisfactory reach of neck and length of back
3rd Crosby’s Tribannon Angeline at Tolimaura
Post Graduate Bitch (11)
1st Peer’s Tweedisle Royal Cinders. Typical head, good length of neck, level back, excellent coat, moved and showed well.
2nd Dolan’s Glenrood Spring Pipit. Wheaten very feminine head, good reach of neck, firm topline, coat short but of good quality.
3rd Pollock’s Glenmear Midnight
1st Catto’s Birselaw Bobby Sox. Wheaten, beautiful feminine head, mischievous expression, level topline, good length of leg, excellent double coat, moved well in front., eycatching standing,very alert.
2nd Birchs’s Kinkim Unaqutas Wheaten with dark points, attractive head, good mouth, well sprung ribs, strong quarters, good rear angulation, excellent showgirl.
3rd Dolan’s Glenrood Forever Megan
Open Bitch (11)
1st Hughes’s Ch Gyncairn Dusk to Dawn. Well balanced grey brindle, lovely head, excellent front, good length of neck, well laid back shoulders, firm topline, correct tail set, strong quarters, well presented, excellent movement both front and rear, showed very well. C.C. & B.I.S.
2nd Ward’s Vanajam Visionary. Wheaten with dark mask, excellent head with typical expression, good depth of rib, well set on tail, double coated, moved with drive
3rd Short’s Glenchess Wild Echo
1st Buttery’s Cloverbrook Cleopatra Dark brindle, head, neck and back satisfactory, good length of leg, good showgirl.
2nd Bradshaw’s Tweslam Gipsy’s Spint. Well coated, red, good head, level topline, good tail set, showed well.
1st Buttery’s brace
2nd Fairweather’s brace
3rd Shannon & Storr’s brace
Judge Joe Dean