THE SOUTHERN IRISH TERRIER SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
OCTOBER 4TH 2003 - JUDGE MISS ANGLIA GOODARD
It was an honour to judge at this lovely venue. Thanks to my able stewards who kept the ring in such good order.
There were a fair number of absentees in the dog classes, but the bitches certainly made up for it with only three absent, making the average for the whole show 75% present!
Many very nice specimens were shown far too fat and had to pay the price. Some nails needed attention as did teeth, and one or two of the dogs coats were a very strange colour! I found two suspect mouths, but all feet were clean. As expected temperament was very good, and I was delighted with my winners.
Special Beginner Dog (0)
Minor Puppy Dog (0)
Puppy Dog (0)
Junior Dog (3)
1st Lovelace's JOSAKA BOLD AS BRASS, very nice head-piece with dark expressive eyes. Pleasing neck and shoulder. Straight front legs, tight feet, food coat coming. Lacking in confidence at present.
Novice Dog (1) (1a)
Post Graduate Dog (3) (3a)
Limit Dog (4)
1st Averis & Scawthorn's YEWOOD PADDY FREEMAN, well made dog with good muscle tone. Good head, small dark eyes, real Irish expression. Pleasing length to back, tail on top. Moved soundly on straight, strong legs.
Open Dog (4)
1st Kirch & Gruttner's MYLORD VON DER EMSMÜHLE, very stylish dog with lovely temperament, super head and expression. Good lay back of shoulder with correct length of back and topline. Shown in hard condition (many were too soft today). Used his strong quarters well. Jacket in very good nick. DCC
2nd Seabridge's CH SUJONCLA SANTEE, smaller than 1, built on racy lines. Liked his head and expression although less facial furnishings would enhance further. Good legs and feet. Pleasing quarters. Sound. RDCC
3rd Barker's COCKSURE NORTH SEA STORM, completing a trio of good dogs. Good length of head, dark eye. Pleasing neck and shoulder. Rather narrow all through and going close behind today.
Veteran Dog (1)
1st Jess MOHER'S MICKEY MULLIGAN. 8 yrs. Very good body condition. Harsh jacket. Pleasing length of back with very good quarters. Went well.
Special Beginners Bitch (2)
1st Hurdle's BALIROLYAT DIZZY HEIGHTS, promising. Nice size. Liked head, dark eye and expression. In very good jacket, well put down. Pleasing all through, needs to lose some weight. Moved soundly although handler not helping her at all.
2nd Davidson's CARAC COROFIN, Larger. Good neck and shoulders, length of back OK. Needs new jacket. Very lively, so difficult to assess movement.
Both of these exhibits and handlers would benefit from ring training.
Minor Puppy Bitch (2)
1st Smith's SAREDON A ROSE FOR A ROSE, very promising although immature at [resent. Everything just right for age. Would like to see her again in a years time. Super. PB
2nd Davis's LITTLE MISCHIEVOUS, another very nice 8 months puppy. Pleasing head. Good angles fore and aft. Rather overawed.
Puppy Bitch (3)
1st Smith's SAREDON A ROSE FOR A ROSE.
2nd Lovelace's BRAZAN PEPPERTREE, another promising puppy which needs a new jacket. Good head piece. Straight front, tight feet. Very stylish.
3rd Davidson's CARAC COROFIN.
Junior Bitch (5)
1st Seabridge's SUJONCLA WALKING BIRD, good size, Very nice all through. Long lean head, dark eye and good expression. Pleasing length of back. Good set on, tight fee. Went well.
2nd Batley's PENMIRE JUBILATION, Smaller in frame than 1. Very good jacket. Carrying rather too much weight and nails needed attention.
3rd Symonds' GABLEDOWN LARITZA, Heavier build than above. Very deep chest. Rather upright in shoulder. Good length of back. Went well.
Novice Bitch (3)
1st Batley's PENMIRE JUBILATION.
2nd Hurdle's BALIROLYAT DIZZY HEIGHTS.
Post Graduate Bitch (8)
1st Bradley's MYSCHARMER LADY ROSEINNA, very nice bitch. Good head. Pleasing outline, which would improve with less weight. Rather short of coat. Strong quarters. Tail on top.
2nd Hurdle's BALIROLYAT DIZZY HEIGHTS.
3rd Ruffle's RUFFMAR BRONZED BRACKEN, good honest bitch with very harsh coat. Quite nice all through. Sound but seemed rather bored with surroundings.
Limit Bitch (8)
1st Batley's GABLEDOWN CALYPSO, nice size, good head and expression. Correct length of back. Rather too much fore chest. Needs a new jacket.
2nd Barker & Biela's DRUMBILLA ROISIN, larger than 1. Quite nice head. Good neck, shoulders and length of back. Straight front but rather close behind and lacking in muscle tone.
3rd Jess' ARCADIAN ALBERTINE AT MOHER, good bitch. Best jacket in class. Straight front. Tight feet. Moved soundly but without animation.
Open Bitch (5)
1st Lovelace's BRAZAN GOLDLEAF, beautiful bitch in tip-top condition. Ideal size. Coat just right. Very good head piece, lovely neck and shoulders. Correct length of back and topline. Straight front. Tight feet. So sound, just couldn't put a foot wrong. BCC & BIS
2nd Barker's CH COCKSURE CALYPSO, larger bitch. Very good length of neck. Good forehand with very deep chest. Rather short of coat. RBCC
3rd Hurdle's BALIROLYAT DIZZY HEIGHTS
Veteran Bitch (2)
1st Fegan's CH RUFFMAR FLAITHUILACH
2nd Ruffles' RUFFMAR BRONZED ORCHID
These two lovely old ladies are litter sister (nearly 13 yrs). Both looking very well and enjoying their day. Little separated them as both have kept their many qualities. 1st just had the edge when moving. A credit to their breeder.