2023 Club Championship Show


BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

(Held under Kennel Club Limited Rules & Regulations)

ROADE VILLAGE HALL, ROADE, NORTHANTS, NN7 2PT

SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2023

Best in show and Dog CC – Ragus Punch Bowl
Reserve Best in Show, Best of Opposite Sex, Bitch CC – CH Elantiz Angels & Demons JW
Reserve Dog CC, Best Puppy in Show – Carradine Primo Donald
Best Opposite Sex Puppy in Show – Elantiz I Am Who I AM
Best Veteran in Show – Tinkave Brown Eyed Girl
Best Special Beginners in Show – Alantro Silent Step 

Reserve Bitch CC – Brickin Mint Edition

A thoroughly enjoyable day was spent at the Norwich Terrier Club’s Championship Show and my thanks must go to the committee for staging such a well organised show. Particular thanks go to my two stewards, Ruth Gee and Gail Simpson, and finally to the exhibitors for the sporting way in which my placements were accepted and the lovely atmosphere ringside. 

PD (3,1)

1. Inett & Harrison’s Carradine Primo Donald. 9 mth old red who greatly appealed and won this class with some room to spare. I thought him an excellent type, he carries good bone and presented a super outline with strong neck of good length to balance, short back with firm topline, good length to ribcage, short loin and tail set on high. Quality head with super expression; good breadth to skull, well defined stop, correct proportions, dark oval-shaped eyes, ears good for both size and set and scissor bite. Soundly constructed both front and rear, standing true in front on very good feet, and certainly didn’t disappoint when gaiting. Good quality coat and presentation. On top of all this he has the most endearing character and made the most of himself at all times. RCC and Best Puppy in Show. 

2. Page’s Winflash Pereguin Teddy. Unfortunately this 8 mth old red was not at all settled on the day and therefore it was difficult to make a full assessment of him particularly on the move. He is a little longer cast than the ideal having more length to his loin but he pleased for length of neck and his topline is nice and level. Good skull to muzzle proportions, eyes of good colour and ears set on well apart but overall expression could not match that of winner. Front movement looked to be pretty good but otherwise action was difficult to ascertain. Hopefully more socialisation will bring him out of his shell.

JD (1,0)

1. Crawley & Baldwin’s Ragus Punch Bowl. 12½ mth old wheaten standing alone here but was more than worthy of company such is his quality. I thought him particularly exciting and he ticked all the boxes for me and was an absolute delight to go over. All male, carrying super bone and substance and he presented a first class outline with strong neck of good length to give balance, short back with topline bang on, excellent ribbing, short muscular loin and tail set on high. He has the best of heads with the most sublime expression; slightly rounded skull of good breadth between the ears, dark oval-shaped eyes, well defined stop, correct skull to muzzle proportions and scissor bite with teeth of good size. He was first in line when construction was being dished out, standing true at all times and when gaiting he uses himself to the max, driving from the rear and accurate on the down and back. Hard, wiry jacket with good undercoat, lovely furnishings and shown in super order. CC & Best in Show.

YD (1,0)

1. Page’s Winflash Eddie The Eagle. 18 mth old red who was not entirely relaxed on the day and therefore not showing himself off to full advantage. He has a good length of neck but is a tad longer in back than I would prefer, topline is firm and tail is set on high. Fair breadth to skull and I would like to see more definition to stop, oval-shaped eyes of good colour and correct dentition. Pleasing forechest and pretty good rib but this is still to fully develop. Not moving with any form of confidence but he looked to move more than ok on the go around but rear action could be more positive. 

PGD (1,0)

1. Barge & Hardwicke’s Bring Me Laughter. 2 yr old black/tan who has the most wonderful temperament and was thoroughly enjoying his time in the ring. Another who is somewhat longer cast than I would prefer to see but he has a good strong neck, topline is good enough, pleasing spring of rib and tail set on high. Masculine headpiece with broad skull, ears set well apart but a little larger and dark expressive eyes. He has good angles both front and rear, stands on cat-like feet, and moved out well on the go around and used himself as he went. Gaiting true behind and more than ok when coming at you. Good texture to jacket.

LD (3,1)

1. Crawley’s Mr Holmes Investigates Ragus. 19 mth old red who won this class quite comfortably. Excelling for type, carrying lovely bone and presenting the compact outline that I was looking for. Strong neck of good length, flowing into well-laid shoulders, short back with level topline, well sprung ribs which are carried well back, nice short loin and tail set on high. Super head and expression with broad, slightly rounded skull, oval-shaped eyes of good colour, ears correct for size and set and good skull to muzzle proportions. He stands nice and straight in front on very good feet. Gaiting well when viewed in profile and moving out with purpose but a tad wider on the down and back.  

2. Crozier’s Misma of Brook Hall. 8 yr old red who was shown in excellent condition and certainly looks nowhere near his age. For a male I would like a tad more bone but he presented a compact outline with strong neck of good length, firm level back, pleasing rib, short loin and tail set on high. Head of good proportions with dark oval-shaped eyes, ears set well apart and defined stop but overall expression could not match that of 1. Pleasing angulation front and rear, straight forelegs and cat-like feet. Moving pretty well on the go around and when coming towards. Well handled.

OD (3,1)

1. Martin’s Ragus Oh Boy. 3 yr old red who was the best of the two here to go over and one who showed himself off to advantage. Compact in outline with neck of good length to balance, firm topline, excellent ribbing, short loin and tail set on high. Well proportioned head with masculine expression; good breadth of skull, dark oval-shaped eyes, ears of correct set but a tad larger, strong muzzle and scissor bite. He is well constructed all through with lovely shoulder and return of upper arm, well developed forechest, straight well-boned forelegs and firm, muscular hindquarters. Moving freely all through with such good drive from the rear. Excellent texture to jacket.

2. Page’s Fantasia’s Wild Magic (Imp USA). This 2 yr old red wasn’t totally settled which didn’t help his cause here. However, he pleased for type and presented a very nice outline with excellent neck, nice short back with level topline, well sprung ribs, short loin and high set tail. Most attractive head with correct skull to muzzle proportions, expressive eyes, ears good for both size and set, scissor bite and good furnishings. He stands nice and straight in front on cat-like feet and carries pleasing bone. Rather reluctant to move and therefore difficult to fully assess. Jacket of good texture.  

SBD (1,0)

1. Morris & Reid’s Brickin Blame The Game. 2 yr old red with lots to like. Masculine throughout, well off for bone and presenting a well balanced outline. Strong neck, nice short back with excellent topline, well sprung ribs which are carried well back, short loin and tail set on high. Quality head with good skull to muzzle proportions, skull of good breadth, keen expressive eyes, ears set well apart, correct dentition and well furnished. Standing well naturally on good feet and showing himself at all times. When gaiting, he moves out well on the go around and is true when going away but wider than I would like to see when coming towards. Good quality jacket. Well handled. Best Special Beginners Dog. 

VD (2,0)

1. Crozier’s Sea Sky. 8 yr old black/tan who was a standout in this class. He pleased for type and outline and was good to go over. Neck of good length to balance, short back with firm topline, pleasing rib which extends well back, nice short loin and tail set on high. Attractive head with slightly rounded skull of good breadth between his well set ears, well defined stop, expressive eyes and strong muzzle. Pleasing angulation front and rear but he stands a tad wider in front which does reflect when coming towards, however he goes really well when viewed in profile and is true when going away. Well handled. Best Veteran Dog. 

2. Ostermann’s & Smith’s Kivamynk Thyme To Be Hot (Imp Aus). 11 yr old clipped-off red with the most delightful temperament and thoroughly enjoying his day out. He is a little longer cast than I would prefer but he scored in neck, has a super topline, ribcage extends well back and his tail is set on high. Good skull to muzzle proportions but would like to see more breadth of skull, stop is well defined, eyes are of good colour but ears are somewhat larger and rather narrow. He stands true in front but front action was a little wayward. Very well handled. 

MPB (4,1)

1. Armstrong & Lawrance’s Elantiz I Am Who I Am. This 6 mth old red was a delight; full of both quality and confidence. Feminine all through and presenting a lovely outline with neck of good length to balance, firm topline, rib developing well for age and carried well back, nice short loin and tail set on high. Most appealing head and expression with good skull to muzzle proportions, well defined stop, ears set well apart, dark oval-shaped eyes, strong muzzle and scissor bite. As sound as they come, standing straight in front on excellent feet and firm, muscular hindquarters. On the move, gaiting true on the down and back and with good length of stride on the go around. Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Best Puppy in Show. 

2. Darkins’ Winflash Love to Question. 8 mth old pale red. Soundly constructed pup with a delightful temperament and her tailed never stopped wagging such is her enthusiasm for life! She has lots to like and was pleasing to go over. She’s a smidge longer than the ideal but nothing untoward; neck of good length, level topline, good length to ribcage, firm loin and tail set on high. Nicely proportioned head but still to fully develop; dark expressive eyes, ears good for size and set and correct dentition. Pleasing angulation front and rear and moves out freely with good carriage. Jacket of good texture.

3. Page’s Winflash Love You. 8 mth old black/tan who turned out to be the littermate to 2. This girl also has lots to like but she needs more socialisation moving forward. Good length of neck, firm level topline, ribbed well back and short loin but not able to fully assess set and carriage of tail. Pleasing headpiece with very nice expression; correct skull to muzzle proportions, well defined stop, dark keen eyes, ears set well apart and scissor bite. Moving somewhat closer behind. Good texture to jacket.   

PB (4,1)

1. Armstrong & Lawrance’s Elantiz I Am Who I Am

2. Watkins’ Baktwins Only Believe. 9 mth old red. Carrying a little extra weight but a promising pup with much to like and showing herself to full advantage at all times. Strong neck of sufficient length, level topline, ribcage extending well back, nice short loin and tail set on high. Feminine headpiece with good breadth to skull, ears set on well apart but a tad larger, oval-shaped eyes of good colour, well defined stop, strong muzzle and correct dentition. Good angles both front and rear, elbows close to the body, straight forelegs and cat-like feet. Moves out well with confidence. Jacket of good texture. 

3. Tate’s Jaeva In The Purple. 10 mth old black/tan who was rather unsettled and therefore not making the best of herself. I thought her a lovely type and she presented a very nice outline with excellent length of neck to give balance, short back with level topline, ribbed well back and short loin. Tail set and carriage difficult to assess on the day. Quality head with feminine expression; good breadth of skull, well proportioned, correct stop, dark oval-shaped eyes and scissor bite. Very good front assembly both standing and on the move but not rear action of those above her. Good texture to jacket.

JB (3,1)

1. Webster’s Ragus Another Button. 12½ mth old red. Feminine youngster who presented a compact outline with pretty good neck, short back, level topline, good length to ribcage, nice short loin and high set tail. Pleasing head with good skull to muzzle proportions, sufficient stop, dark oval-shaped eyes, ears set well apart and scissor bite. Standing nice and straight in front on good feet. The best of the two here on the go around but could be better on the down and back. Good texture to jacket but lacking undercoat right now. Excellent temperament. 

2. Hardwicke’s Norowic Lady of Rohan. 13 mth old red who couldn’t be more different to the winner. Feminine throughout and compact with neck of good length, short back, topline could be firmer, ribbed well back, short loin but tail very tightly curled. Fair breadth to skull, nice dark eyes, ears set well apart and correct dentition. Moves well enough when coming at you but could be better when going away. Pleasing texture to jacket. 

YB (1,0)

1. Ostermann & Smith’s Ragus Touch of Nutmeg. 19 mth old red wheaten. Happy girl who was making the most of herself. A little longer in back than the ideal but she has a good length of neck, is ribbed well back and her topline and tail set are good enough. Feminine headpiece but could have more breadth to skull, expressive eyes and scissor bite. Gaiting pretty well on the down and back and ok when viewed in profile. Fair texture to jacket. 

NB (1,0)

1. Darkins’ Winflash Love to Question

PGB (1,0)

1. Hardwicke’s Norowic Mistress of Magic. 5 yr old black/tan who has plenty to like. She pleased for overall type, carries good bone and presented a nice compact outline. Strong neck of good length to balance, pretty good topline, well sprung ribs which are carried well back, short loin and tail set on ok. Well proportioned head with feminine expression; skull of good breadth, dark eyes and ears set well apart. Pleasing construction and she moved freely on the down and back. Wiry jacket with good undercoat. 

LB (2,1)

1. Stevenson’s Brickin Mint Edition. Quality 19 mth old red who is quite the character. Excelling for type, carrying very good bone, presenting the compact outline that I was looking for and she was so good to go over. Strong neck of good length to give balance, lovely short back, level topline, excellent ribbing, short loin and tail set on high. Just loved her head and expression; slightly rounded skull of good breadth, super eye and ear, excellent skull to muzzle proportions and correct dentition. Straight forelegs, elbows close to the body and firm, well-muscled hindquarters. Moves out well and really uses herself. Very good texture to jacket and lovely furnishings. RCC.   

OB (3,1)

1. Armstrong & Egginton’s Ch Elantiz Angels and Demons JW. Two very different bitches challenged in this class. My winner was this 2 yr old red who is such a showgirl and made the most of herself at all times. Not quite in full coat on the day but this really did not detract such is her quality. She presented a compact outline with a super neck, short back, level topline, first class ribbing, short loin and one of the best tails here today. Most attractive head; well proportioned with good breadth of skull between her correctly set ears, dark expressive eyes, well defined stop, strong muzzle and scissor bite. She carries good bone and is as sound as they come. A joy to watch when gaiting, moving freely on the down and back and with excellent profile action and carriage. CC & Reserve Best in Show.  

2. Hitchen’s Ch Kreatin Extra Treat. This 6 yr old wheaten is another with so much to like and she too is well constructed but for me the winner had the edge in overall balance. Strong neck, firm topline, well sprung ribs which are carried well back, nice short loin and tail set on high. Quality headpiece with exquisite expression; correct skull to muzzle proportions, slightly rounded skull of good breadth, the very best of eyes and ears, well defined stop and good dentition. She stands true in front on cat-like feet and moved freely all through but could not quite match the action and showmanship of 1. Good quality jacket and presentation. 

SBB (3,0)

1. Haynes’ Alantro Silent Step. 2 yr old red who stood out for me in this class. She appealed for overall type, carries good bone and scored in outline with excellent length of neck, nice short back, level topline, ribbed well back, short loin and tail set on high. Attractive head and expression; skull of good breadth between her correctly set ears, well defined stop, oval-shaped eyes of good colour and scissor bite. Pleasing angles front and rear and she goes well when viewed in profile and is true behind, however she could be better when coming towards. Hard, wiry jacket. Very well handled. Best Special Beginners in Show. 

2. Darkins’ Winflash Love to Question

3. Ostermann & Smith’s Ragus Touch of Nutmeg

VB (1,0)

1. Martin’s Tinkave Brown Eyed Girl at Kirmir. 9 yr old light red. Attentive showgirl who has much to commend her. She pleased for type and presented a nicely balanced outline with a super neck, short back, firm topline, well sprung ribs with ribcage carried well back, short loin and high set tail. Feminine headpiece of correct proportions, good breadth to skull, well defined stop and excellent dentition. She stands nice and straight in front and moved true on the down and back and went well enough on the go around. Good texture to jacket. Best Veteran in Show. 

Brace (2,1)

1. Ostermann & Smith. Matched pair in so many ways and presenting similar outlines and with many likenesses in head and expression. Moving really quite well together and their handler was certainly having a good time with her much-loved duo.

Judge: Tim Ball

Special Award Classes

Judge: Mr Julien Barney

Class SAD – Open Dog (3,0)

1st – Ragus Punch Bowl

2nd – Carradine Primo Donald

3rd – Kivamynk Thyme To Be Hot (Imp AUS)

Class SAB – Open Bitch (3,0)

1st – Baktwins Only Believe

2nd – Ragus Another Button

3rd – Ragus Touch of Nutmeg