Skye Terrier Club Open Show (2015) Results and Critique
Judge: Lynne Richardson (Talyot)
My thanks to the members and committee for inviting me to judge the open show, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My entry was good with few absentees from an entry of 40 dogs. With a few exceptions, all dogs were clean and well groomed; there is after all an element of the beauty show. Temperaments over all were good; I only found 3 with suspect temperaments. I felt that fronts were better than I expected although there is no room for complacency. I was troubled by the length of loin on some dogs and this needs to be watched.
My BIS was Curtis’ silver bitch Ch. Brakemill Briar Rose. My RBIS was Shuttleworth’s silver dog Whicheeta Celtic Keepsake ShCM and my Best Puppy was a stunning cream young lady Zvezdina’s Juger Edelweiss Mary Poppins who, when she is mature, will trouble the best.
Minor Puppy Dog (1 entry)
1st-Large’s Juger Edelweiss Mickey Mouse is Madaza
Litter brother to the Best Puppy a lovely cream drop eared puppy with a correct ear set for a drop. Lovely expression with correct shaped eye. Scissor bite and lovely head shape on a crested neck. Correct front and topline with well let down hocks/ Good coat for age. He moved well but is still in need of time to mature. I would be delighted to see him in18 months. A lovely youngster who, like his litter sister, will trouble the best. Best Puppy Dog
Puppy Dog (2)
1st-Harrison’s Glorfindel Shadow Dancer for Trenson
An 11 month old dark silver dog who was unfortunate to meet the Best Puppy Dog. Masculine headpiece with good ear placement and fringing. Dark eye and correct scissor bite. Good length of coat
2nd-Thomson’s Glorfindel Shadow Boxer
Litter brother to the first and similar remarks apply. Preferred movement on 1st.
Junior Dog (2, 1 abs)
1st-Large’s Bunnybois Indulgence is Madaza
Young black dog of just over 12 months. Pleasing head and expression with correct earset and scissor bite. Lovely length of neck and good forehand. Good body shape and moved well. Promising youngster.
Graduate Dog (0)
Post Graduate Dog (1)
1st-McLeod’s Esgia Murray’s Olympic Gold
Quality young dark silver dog of 22 months. Shows a lot of promise. The 3 Ls apply to this dog. Strong head with good bite and underjaw. Good ear placement, powerful neck into good forehand. Well ribbed, good rear angulation and tail set. Held topline on move. Reserve Best Dog.
Limit Dog (3, 2abs)
1st-Marshall’s Emoticon Kiaora Glorfindel (Imp Cze)
Cream quality boy of nearly 2 ½ years with excellent pigmentation and profuse coat. Another with the 3 Ls. Pleasing head shape and expression. Good earset and strong neck. Level topline and good tail set. Moved well.
Open Dog (6, 2abs)
1st-Shuttleworth’s Whicheeta Celtic Keepsake ShCM
This dog presented a beautifully correct outline and he moved with drive and glided around the ring. Lovely head, ear placement, dark eye and expression. Strong underjaw with good sized teeth, correct scissor bite. Crested neck going into excellent forehand, good length of rib with heartroom. Short loin and good tail set. Rear angulation good with short hocks. Best Dog and RBIS.
2nd-Parker’s Glorfindel Deacon Brodie ShCM
Similar in type to 1 and was unfortunate to meet the winner on such sparkling form. A good well balanced dog with no exaggerations. Masculine head with correct earset. Correct scissor bite with large teeth. Powerful neck going into good forehand. Correct topline and tailset. Moved well.
3rd-Curtis’s Ch Brakemill Barnum ShCM
Res-Garland-Collins’s Bhuidh Here Be Dragons
Veteran Dog (3)
1st-Harrison’s Ir Ch Knowlespring Jailhouse Roc for Trenson
8 years old cream dog who was enjoying his day out and presented a lovely picture. Typical of the excellent stock his breeder produces. Typical head, good ear placement and expression. Correct scissor bite. Crested neck going into good forehand. Short loin and good tail set. Rear angulation good and moved soundly belying his age. Best Veteran in Show.
2nd-Ankcorn’s Feorlig True Destiny of Pensford
Another lovely oldie presented in a clean and well groomed manner. Slightly different head shape to 1st . Similar remarks apply.
3rd-Neilson’s Celticbridge Moon Rocket at Auchenbathie
Vintage Dog (3, 1abs)
1st-Kendrick’s Jeraro Rhapsody in Blue
This 11 ¾ year old dog was enjoying his day out. He knew what he had to do and did it. Showing his age now but still a nice example of the breed. Long, low & level with good head and expression. Good ear placement and correct bite. Length of rib with plenty of heartroom. Good rear angulation.
2nd-Lynch’s Kenmilltri Fraxinus
12 year old dog not the quality of 1st and showing his age
Best Dog: Shuttleworth’s Whicheeta Celtic Keepsake ShCM
Reserve Best Dog: McLeods’ Esgia Murray’s Olympic Gold
Best Puppy Dog: Large’s Juger Edelweiss Mickey Mouse is Madaza
Minor Puppy Bitch (2)
1st-Zvezdina’s Juger Edelweiss Mary Poppins (RAF)
What a fabulous cream puppy of 7 months, I could have taken her home. Really super headpiece. Feminine head, good bite and underjaw. Excellent ear placement with lovely fringes. Lovely crested neck into good forehand. Well ribbed with short loin. Kept topline standing and on the move. Good rear angulation and tail set. Moved really well and with such confidence. She will trouble the best. Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show.
2nd-Lynch’s Lavaux’s Dancing Queen
A cream puppy of 7 1/2 months. Unfortunate to meet the winner of this class as not the quality of the winner at the present time. Needs time to settle and develop.
Puppy Bitch (3)
1st-Marshall’s Glorfindel Shadow Witch
11 month old bitch of quality who moved very well. Feminine head with lovely expression and ear set. Good bite and strong underjaw. Very good front and length of rib. Kept topline on the stance and on the move.
2nd-Symons’s Salena Sweet Delight
10 month old silver. Apparently it was both the handler and the puppy’s first show. With some encouragement and help from fellow Skye exhibitors I am sure they will develop into a team. Difficult to assess as the puppy was not sure what to do however I am sure once handler and puppy are in unison they will have a great time together in the show ring. Lovely outline and quality.
3rd-Lynch’s Lavaux’s Dancing Queen
Junior Bitch (4, 1abs)
1st-Shuttleworth’s Perrylands Cassidy for Whicheeta
15 month old silver of quality. Long, low & level. Feminine head and expression. Good bite and strong teeth. Clean neck flowing into good shoulders. Correct length of rib cage with plenty of heart room. Level topline. Moved well.
2nd-Symons’s Salena Sweet Delight
3rd-Garland-Collins’s Bhuidh Ae Fond Kiss
Graduate Bitch (0)
Post Graduate Bitch (3)
1st-Marshall’s Skyewalkers Ozone Baby at Glorfindel
Cream bitch of quality who I am sure will go on to higher things. Lovely head, ear placement and expression. Strong underjaw with good sized teeth, correct scissor bite. Crested neck going into excellent forehand, good length of rib with heartroom. Short loin and good tail set. Rear angulation good with short hocks. Moved soundly & with drive. Reserve Best Bitch.
2nd-Neilson’s Auchenbathie Cream Delight
5 ½ year old cream bitch who was unfortunate to meet the winner . Long, low & level. Feminine head and expression. Good ear placement and correct bite. Nice length of rib with plenty of heartroom. Good rear angulation.
3rd-Smith’s Marrcrieff Glen Glamis
Limit Bitch (1, 1abs)
Open Bitch (3)
1st-Curtis’s Ch Brakemill Briar Rose
3 year old silver bitch of excellent type. Has the 3 L’s, long, low, level. Excellent construction all through. Feminine head with lovely expression. Correct bite with large teeth & punishing jaw. Good ear placement and feathering. Elegant crested neck flowing into well laid back shoulders. Shoulder placement is very good with correct length of scapula to upper arm allowing her to move effortlessly around the ring.. Good spring of rib with plenty of heartroom, short loin. Good rear angulation & short hocks which complements the forehand. Best Bitch and Best In Show.
2nd-Barrass’s Lavaux Spirit of the Isle of Gallondean ShCM
This young lady was unfortunate to meet the winner of this class. Full coat of correct texture. Feminine head and expression. Good bite and strong teeth. Clean neck flowing into good shoulders. Correct length of rib cage with plenty of heart room. Level topline.
3rd-Woodhead’s Ch & Ir Ch Knowlespring Mistletoe
Veteran Bitch (2, 1abs)
1st-Shuttleworth’s Perrylands Stroller cum Whicheeta
This 10 year old silver girl was looking terrific for her age and remembered what to do in the ring. A credit to her owner.\ Pleasing head and expression. Correct earset with plenty of feathering. Good forehand and length of rib. Good bend of stifle.
Vintage Bitch (0)
Best Bitch: Curtis’s Ch Brakemill Briar Rose
Reserve Best Bitch: Marshall’s Skyewalkers Ozone Baby at Glorfindel
Best Puppy Bitch: Zvezdina’s Juger Edelweiss Mary Poppins (RAF)
Best in Show: Curtis’s Ch Brakemill Briar Rose
Reserve Best in Show: Shuttleworth’s Whicheeta Celtic Keepsake ShCM
Best Opposite Sex: Shuttleworth’s Whicheeta Celtic Keepsake ShCM
Best Puppy in Show: Zvezdina’s Juger Edelweiss Mary Poppins (RAF)
Best Veteran: Harrison’s Ir Ch Knowlespring Jailhouse Roc for Trenson
Best Vintage: Kendrick’s Jeraro Rhapsody in Blue
Mearn Gibson Memorial Members Health Fund Stakes (9)
1st-Parker’s Glorfindel Deacon Brodie ShCM
2nd-McLeod’s Esgia Murray’s Olympic Gold
3rd-Barrass’s Lavaux Spirit of the Isle of Gallondean ShCM
Res-Lynch’s Kenmilltri Fraxinus
VHC-Lynch’s Lavaux’s Dancing Queen
Special Beginners in memory of Kathleen Gaughan (2)
1st-Thomson’s Glorfindel Shadow Boxer
2nd-Symons’s Salena Sweet Delight
1st-Neilson’s Celticbridge Moon Rocket at Auchenbathie and Neilson’s Auchenbathie Cream Delight
2nd-Shuttleworth’s Whicheeta Celtic Keepsake ShCM and Shuttleworth’s Perrylands Cassidy for Whicheeta