MIDLAND CAIRN TERRIER CLUB OPEN SHOW
The MCTC held an Open Show at Shirland Village Hall. A very nice entry. I enjoyed going over so many lovely dogs and in some classes decisions were close. I found mouths and coats to be good with only a few exceptions. Movement in some cases was not very good and I felt that front movement in particular spoiled some otherwise nice exhibits.
BIS was Harrison & Formosa Carradine Toblerone, RBIS/BOS was Waugh’s Andrum Carlotta and BP Chambers’ Carocairn Too Good to Miss.
Veteran Dog/Bitch (5, 1a)
1. Dolan’s Glenrood Snow Pipit. Lively, feminine, 8 year old red. Coat short but good and in good condition. Nice head and expression. Moved well.
2. Jenning’s Doonrae Prudence. Dark brindle in excellent coat. Positive mover for her 9 years. Thought she didn’t quite have the overall balance of 1.
Minor Puppy Dog (3, 1a)
1. Roberts’ Cannwood Augury. Very lively, well proportioned wheaten with super coat and good dark eye. Good neck and shoulders. Level topline. Strong hind quarters. Moved OK.
2. Short’s Glenchess Suitable Boy. Well grown extrovert red. Good coat. Alert expression. Didn’t co-operate with his handler which made his movement difficult to assess. Didn’t feel he was as well proportioned as 1.
Puppy Dog (2)
1. Felters & Rumens Landbuck Bright Colours. Dark grey brindle with excellent harsh coat. Well-angulated rear. Moved well behind.
2. Ramsden’s Cairngold Sparticus. Nice head and expression. Good coat. Felt he needed to body up a little but still time for that. Not very cooperative with his handler so his movement was a little erratic.
Junior Dog (5, 4a)
1. Shannon & Storr’s Brenndarcy Bill Badger. Well balanced red with good harsh coat. Dark eye. Moved well in front but needs to strengthen behind.
Maiden Dog (2)
1. Landbuck Bright Colours.
2. Barrett’s Kiataia Kristopher. Light red with good head and dark eye. Profuse harsh coat. Moved OK but a little lacking in enthusiasm.
Novice Dog (3)
1. Gibson’s Glenmear Tempus Fugit. Eye-catching wheaten brindle with lovely head and expression. In good profuse coat. Movement OK.
2. Brown’s Cloverbrook Talk of the Town. Close decision. Another lovely head with typical expression. Just felt the movement of 1. especially in front was more positive.
Post Graduate Dog (11, 5a)
1. Harrison & Formosa’s Carradine Toblerone. Very attractive red brindle. Lovely head and expression. Good neck and shoulders, topline and tailset. Profuse harsh coat. Moved positively both front and rear. Showy. Just asked to be noticed. BIS.
2. Jenning’s Doonrae Virtuoso. Nicely balanced dark brindle. Liked his typical Cairn expression and sound movement. Just lacked a little animation. Very nice Cairn.
Mid Limit Dog (3)
1. Shorter & Nuttall’s Spawyche Elizabethan Jet. A very nice dog. Lovely harsh dark grey brindle coat. Beautiful head and expression. Good topline and tailset. Moved with drive behind. Loved his personality. RBD
2. Stephinson’s Twohoots Advent Oberon. Light red. Good head and expression. Good coat.. Front movement could have been more positive.
Open Dog (6,4a)
1. Spawyche Elizabethan Jet
2. Short’s Glenchess Fancy Dresser. Very nicely proportioned red brindle. In excellent coat and condition. Good topline and tailset. Moved well but just preferred expression and drive of 1.
Special Beginners Dog (6,1a)
1. Brown’s Cloverbrook Man of Steel. Grey brindle with good outgoing attitude. Excellent coat. Movement could be more positive.
2. Butterfield’s Camasmor Qui Vive. Well built red brindle. Good coat texture. Nice head and expression. Lacking enthusiasm which may have affected his movement.
3. Brough’s Bincairn Zechariah
Minor Puppy Bitch (9)
Very nice class of babies.
1. Chambers’ Carocairn Too Good to Miss. Very nicely balanced 6 month old bitch in good profuse coat. Lovely head, good mouth. Good topline and tailset. Strong quarters. Moved well. Loved her outgoing personality and overall typical attitude. BPIS
2. Jeffrey’s Sandaig Suilean Dubh. Another promising youngster. Well balanced wheaten brindle. Very good neck and shoulders. Well constructed hindquarters, good textured coat. Sadly she would not cooperate with her handler so her movement was difficult to assess. I think with maturity and experience she should do well.
3. Dolan’s Rossarden Enchantress
Puppy Bitch (6,3a)
1. Slade’s Carradine Uptown Girl from Cherrypit. Dark grey brindle. Good dark eye, but could use her ears better. Moved with drive.
2. Mears’ Stanedykes Mirren. Dark grey brindle, well up to size. Another who could use her ears better. Good mouth. Moved OK in front.
3. Jeffrey’s Sandaig Skye Song
Junior Bitch (7, 2a)
1. Fyfe’s Andrum Lady Penelope. Loved this beautiful grey brindle. Well balanced, lovely head and expression. Good neck and shoulders. Well muscled rear quarters. In good coat. Moved very well. Was a contender for BB but stopped showing in the challenge.
2. Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Here to Stay. Beautiful feminine head and expression. Outgoing personality. In excellent coat and condition. Just didn’t move as well as 1. today.
3. Harrison & Formosa’s Carradine Annabella
Maiden Bitch (7,2a)
1. Buttery’s Cloverbrook Coppelia. Well balanced wheaten in good coat. Good front. Good length of neck and lay back of shoulders. Best mover in the class, especially in front.
2. Dolan’s Glenrood Magic Berry, Attractive red brindle. Lovely head. Good topline and tailset. Very nice outline but just a little disappointing in front movement.
3. Purvis’s Wilsummer Sea Lavender.
Novice Bitch (6, 1a)
1. Braybrook’s Cloverbrook Take a Look. Very outgoing, well balanced wheaten brindle in excellent coat and condition. Good reach of neck, well laid back shoulders. Well muscled hind quarters. Moved and showed well.
2. Dolan’s Glenrood Forever Beauty. Cream, longer in leg than 1. Very nice outline. Good length of neck and well laid back shoulders. Didn’t behave very well on the move but she is still young and I think is one to watch for the future.
3. Pearson’s Cloverbrook Cue the Music
Post Graduate Bitch (12, 2a) Lovely class
1. Moseley’s Spawyche Elizabethan Jade. Beautifully balanced silver brindle. Lovely head - feminine but still with that mischievous expression. Good neck and shoulders, level topline and correct tailset. Good textured strong coat. Moved best in the class. RBB
2. Crosby’s Tribannon Angeline at Tolimaura. Another very nice feminine bitch. Liked her overall balance and attractive head and expression. Just didn’t stride out quite as well as 1.
3. Jennings’ Doonrae Youthfulness
Mid Limit Bitch (10, 3a)
1. Waugh’s Andrum Carlotta. Quality bitch who caught my eye whenever she came into the ring. Good head, small ears. typical expression, correct mouth. Good length of neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Nice length of back, level topline, correct tailset. Well muscled and angulated rear. In good profuse coat. Moved well front and rear. BB. Was a worthy contender for BIS but just couldn’t summon up enough sparkle at the end.
2. Moseley’s Spawyche Elizabethan Anna. Another lovely bitch in excellent coat and condition with beautiful expression, good mouth, neck and shoulders, level topline - another which filled the eye. On the move, however, just not as positive as 1. today.
3. Jeffrey’s skye Jaunt to Sandaig
Open Bitch (7, 2a)
1. Dolan’s Glenrood Forever Megan. Well proportioned wheaten brindle with nice head and expression. Movement OK.
2. Short’s Glenchess Wild Echo. Dark red brindle with good head and expression and excellent mouth. Good coat, very well presented. Thought her movement let her down a little today.
3. Buttress’s uniquecottage Gold Tilly
Special Beginners Bitch (7)
1. Butterfield’s Camasmor Quicksilver. Wheaten brindle with nice head and expression. Full harsh coat. Moved OK but seemed a little unenthusiastic.
2. Pearson’s Cloverbrook Corona Cracker. Attractive light red. Good head and expression. Lovely dark eye. Harsh profuse coat. Moved OK.
3. Purvis’s Wilsummer Sea Lavender