THE SOUTHERN IRISH TERRIER SOCIETY CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
OCTOBER 4TH 2008 - JUDGE DR MONICA BOGGIA-BLACK
I thoroughly enjoyed judging one of my favourite breeds & to be among real terrier people & I must congratulate the Southern Irish Terrier Association for putting on a really good show. There were a lot of really sound moving & well presented exhibits - in fact presentation seems to be getting better & better. I was concerned with number of over-sized exhibits which were for the most part very sound & perhaps to most all rounders, construction is more important than size, but when is big just too big & how much can we forgive very doggie bitches. On the plus side temperament seems to be great & it is heart warming to see that wonderful Irish sparkle, still very evident among the dogs.
Special Beginners Dog (1) (1a)
Minor Puppy Dog (1) (1a)
Puppy dog (1) (1a)
Junior Dog (2)
1st Seabridge's KERRYKEEL WOUNDED KNEE AT SUJONCLA. Nice racy type, good head, well carried ears, good neck & shoulders, very sound mover, well presented.
2nd Hardman's BONOSUE THE MIGHTY QUINN. really good youngster of pleasing type, has all the essentials. Not very settled on the move.
Novice Dog (1) (1a)
Post Graduate Dog (4) (1a)
1st Davis' BENSHEIR KANE ARAF. Super neck & shoulders, topline & turn of stifle, tail well set-on, excellent front movement. Just a shade heavy in head.
2nd Hardman's BONOSUE ERIC THE RED SHCM. Very showy, full of terrier character & very sound, lovely head/ Not quite the neck & shoulders of 1.
3rd Jeffries & Linnane's BALLYMOLLAND ROYAL ROOSTER.
Limit Dog (5) (2a)
1st Anderson's KERRYKEEL RONAN. Lovely typical expression, excellent neck & shoulders, correct length of loin & just the right turn of stifle. Up to size.
2nd Seabridge's SUJONCLA SINTE GALEHKA. Lovely dog, presented immaculately, good balance, head, neck & shoulders, excellent topline & turn of stifle. Moved a shade close behind, little separated the two.
3rd Jeffries & Linnane's BALLYMOLLAND ROYAL ROOSTER
Open Dog (6) (2a)
1st Bradley's BRILLIANT MR SIRIUS AT MONTELLE JW. Really superb moving dog from every angle, super neck & shoulders lovely expression, well carried ears, good topline & the best of hindquarters. Just a fraction heavy in skull. DCC & BIS
2nd Seabridge's CH BALINGRO TBEM TAINTI AT SUJONCLA. Beautiful dog. super head, front & feet, good topline & excellent overall balance & type, very worthy champion, immaculately presented. Just preferred the hind movement of 1. RDCC
3rd Nevill's MONTELLE LORD MONTAGUE
Veteran Dog (0)
Special Beginners Bitch (2) (2a)
Minor Puppy Bitch (4)
1st Rhodes' GHYLLSLAP SUNSHINE. Very nice typy puppy, lovely expression, good neck & shoulders, front & feet, tail well set-on, good coat. Must not grow on.
2nd Brown's SUJONCLA OCHINEE. Lovely puppy, close up to 1, good racy type, correct length of loin, good hindquarters, well balanced. Must not grow on slightly heavy in ear.
3rd Hardman's BONOSUE SNOWSTORM.
RES BRADLEY'S MONTELLE STAR OF THE RING
Puppy Bitch (7) (2a)
1st Ruffles' RUFFMAR BRONZED BALLERINA. Really lovely promising puppy, typical keen expression, well carried ears, good neck & shoulders, body & topline, correct turn of stifle, moved & showed really well, very promising. BPB & BPIS
2nd Brown's SUJONCLA OCHINEE
3rd Rundle & Goddard's ALLATSEA GIFT OF GOLD AT MARSHCOURT
RES Hardman's SPANWISE SABDEN WITCH
VHC Jeffries & Linnane's SUJONCLA WEASEL BEAR
Junior Bitch (2)
1st Bamsey's HOLBAM PEARLY SHANNON. Nice head, flying her ears. Plea\sing lingth of loin & topline, good turn of stifle, super mover
2nd Wooding's WOODRAITH GOLDEN BUTTERCUP. Very nice young bitch, good overall balance, sound mover. Very hneavy ears rather detracted from expression.
Novice Bitch (3)
1st Barker's IRVONHILL MOJITC. Very nice head, good skull, neck & shoulders, pleasing topline & good turn of stifle, lovely mover. Just a shade heavy in ear.
2nd Hardman's BONOSUE SNOWSTORM
3rd Bradley's MONTELLE STAR OF THE RING
Post Graduate Bitch (5) (3a)
1st Rhodes' KILCAVAN PEASEBLOSSOM AT GHYLLSLAP. Very sound moving, pleasing necck, good bone & feet. Needs to lose a bit of weight.
2nd Hardman's SPANWISE SABDEN WITCH. Nice racy typoe, fairly good neck, nice topline & good turn of stifle. Moved a shade close behind.
Limit Bitch (10) (2a)
1st Seabridge's SUJONCLA TECUMSEH. Beautifully sound & immaculately presented bitch, excellent neck & shoulders, lovely topline & good length of loin, pleasing turn of stifle, moved superby from every angle. Up to size, surely a future CH in the making. RBCC
2nd Barker's KELLS AMERICAN HERITAGE. Beautiful bitch of slightly different type, slightly more feminine in head than 1 but not quite such a good mover. Lovely neck, shoulders, body & topline, twl lovely bitches.
3rd Bamsey's HOLBAM TIERNEY
RES Jackson's MONTELLE SHE'S A LADY
VHC Tritton's AILINGTON BURNING EMBER
Open Bitch (7) (3a)
1st Barker's CRACKERJACK DOLLY. Very fweminine, of correct size, very typical racy type, lovely head & expression, goo neck, shoulders, front, feet & topline, super hindqauarters, moved superbly. BCC
2nd Rundle & Batley's CH SWED CH LARKANS UDDA. Very difficult to fault her, very sound & superbly constructed bitch, had all the essentials & was beautifully presented & handled. I just felt she was too much over the standard size.
3rd Anderson's KERRYKEEL ORLAITH
Veteran Bitch (4)
1st Hardman's BONOSUE VALHALLA QUEEN SHCM. Lovely 8½ years veteran, pretty feminine bitch, lovely topline & pleasing turn of stifle, moved well. BV
2nd Bamsey's MONTELLE NIGHT STAR. Not nearly so femine as 1 but a really sound mover with an excellent neck & shoulders, good for 9 years old.
3rd Ruffles' RUFFMAR BRONZED TEAZLE
RES Nevill's MYSCHARRMA LADY ROSEINNA