Judge: Jill Cross

BEST OF BREED : CARRUTHERS Ch Aikton Alexander at Stanegate
Dog CC : CARRUTHERS Ch Aikton Alexander at Stanegate
Res Dog CC : ORD & AINSLEY Cloudside Sebastian of Marnadee JW

Bitch CC : HUTCHINGS Ch Collidach Brook Ling
Res Bitch CC  :  HOWLETT & PHILLIPS Tendrow Makes the Right Turn JW

Best Puppy : MATTHEWS Sonham Twice as Nice

Best Junior : HUTCHINGS Collidach Raynee Day
Best Veteran : MOORE & DOWNES Ch Megline Aramis

Puppy Dog (2)
1st: FARRINGTON Dollydash Defender of Faith
2nd: DICKINSON Sonham Double Trouble at Dakotadax

Junior Dog (4,1)
1st: CARRUTHERS Stanegate Salvador
2nd: RUSSELL & HUTCHINGS Collidach Russell Leeves
3rd: BEST Stanegate Set Em Up Joe for Bestina

Yearling Dog (4,1)
1st: ADAMS Dawn Ellesophia Fly Me to the Moon JW
2nd: ASHBY Ellesophia Oli My Boy
3rd: WHITTAKER Kissdach Freddie Mercury

Post Graduate Dog (3)
1st: AKEHURST Boloria All Spice
2nd: BEST Stanegate Set Em Up Joe for Bestina
3rd: HORNE Salixian Moroccan Mint

Limit Dog (8 Entries) Abs: 2
1st: ORD & AINSLEY Cloudside Sebastian of Marnadee JW
2nd: MOUNTFORD Incordemeo Beetle About
3rd: DEAN Brontillow King of Cups
Res: HUNT Weinacht Larch at Drakkina JW
VHC: CHRISTIE Tannahill Bergen at Decalleigh

Open Dog (1)
1st: CARRUTHERS Ch Aikton Alexander at Stanegate

Veteran Dog  (1)
1st: MOORE & DOWNES Ch Megline Aramis

Minor Puppy Bitch (3 Entries) Abs: 0
1st: ELDRED Dakotadax Check Mate
2nd: HUNT Drakkina Wirenth
3rd: SCOTT-JOHNSON Dollydash Marvellous Ma'am

Puppy Bitch (3)
1st: MATTHEWS Sonham Twice as Nice
2nd: HUNT Drakkina Wirenth
3rd: ELDRED Dakotadax Check Mate

Junior Bitch (9,2)
1st: VHUTCHINGS Collidach Raynee Day
2nd: ROWE Boloria Sugar N'Spice
3rd: GRAHAM Boloria Wild Spice
Res: DEAN & MOORE Ulla Von Huberhorn with Dierfiur (Imp Pol)
VHC:WILSON Stanegate Salsa at Willowash

Yearling Bitch (5,1)
1st: GRAHAM Boloria Wild Spice
2nd: HOWE Bramalodge French Kiss
3rd: BEAGRIE Ellesophia Light the Way to Feldhund JW
Res: MOUNTFORD Incordemeo Flashy Fox

Post Graduate Bitch (5)
1st: WILSON Stanegate Katie Brown at Willowash
2nd: BALDWIN-HOLT Sonorra All About Eve
3rd: CARTER Wyreview Robyn
Res: MOUNTFORD Incordemeo Angel Beside Me
VHC: SIMPSON Jollylong Joshua's Gem

Limit Bitch (5)
1st: HOWLETT & PHILLIPS Tendrow Makes the Right Turn JW
2nd: HOWE Bramalodge Billie Jean
3rd:  MOUNTFORD Tendrow Special Creation
Res: BALDWIN-HOLT Sonorra All About Eve
VHC: COVE-PRINT & PRINT Ambiesque Avidity Avec Colourbox

Open Bitch (7)
1st: HUTCHINGS Ch Collidach Brook Ling
2nd: ROWE Boloria Trick or Treat JW
3rd: HANNEY-MITCHELL & MCCALMONT Silvae Time After Time at Bronia
Res: MOORE & DOWNES Ch Megline Bohemian Rhapsody (Imp Rom)
VHC: NORTH-ROW & MARTIN Ir Ch Sail on Sailor to Full Circle (IKC)

Veteran Bitch - NO ENTRIES


 My thanks to Blackpool for the invitation to judge this Breed, and to my two Stewards, Steve & Norrie who kept me going with good humour & lots of coffee. The Standard Wire/Haired are such an attractive and sturdy breed and the main winners were of good quality there is no doubt, and I very much enjoyed the privilege of judging some super hounds. There were a couple with dention issues & one or two lacking in ribcage to adequately house heart and lungs well enough to be fit for purpose, and one with weak pasterns & long nails. We had a good size of ring to be able to show off their paces well, so free movement played a good part in many decisions. Puppy Dog (2) 1st Farrington’s Dollydash Defender of Faith wild boar & harsh coat, smart chap & had good appeal for his proportions and balance, lovely male head, dark eye, strong neck & was well angled front & rear, still needs to finish developing, he had positive movement with good hind action, well done. 2nd Dickinson’s Sonham Double Trouble at Dakotadax different type altogether & much darker colouring, most attractive head of good balance, dark eye & long strong neck, front well under, elbows held well, slightly rangier through the body & a bit looser behind when moving at this stage. Junior Dog (4) 1 abs 1st Carruthers Stanegate Salvador very appealing sturdy hound of high quality, most attractive head of good shape & dark eye, super laid shoulder line & good return, short forelegs & good feet with thick pads, good forechest, ribcage & strong loin, well angled rear, good tailset, held his topline well on the move and strode out purposefully with good reach, good carriage & driving well off that rear, so very close to the top spots here today and was just slightly over exuberant in the Challenge, super quality male who should easily make up. 2nd Russell & Hutchings Collidach Russell Leeves well balanced red & very much appreciated his head shape, eye & expression, he had a lovely harsh coat, good lay of shoulder & ample forechest, proportionally good with strong body & ribcage, well angled rear, solid & sound, which was evident on the move, nice exhibit unlucky to meet 1 today. 3rd Simpson’s Cumhaill Cream Yearling Dog (4) 1st Adams Ellesophia Fly Me to The Moon JW of nice proportions and good size wild boar colouring, aOracEve male head with slight stop, good eye & strong jaw, neck of strength flowing into good shoulder line, front well angled & constructed, good feet & nails, ideally would prefer slightly more rib going back, has well angled quarters & moved out nicely in this class. 2nd Ashby’s Ellesophia Oli My Boy litter brother to winner, slightly darker in colouring & is of good size, preference for the better angles & fore chest of his brother, harsh coat & held his tail a little gaily, still needs to settle. 3rd Whittaker’s Kasbahs Freddie Mercury Post Graduate Dog (3) 1st Lakehurst's Bolivia All Spice most attractive male really liked his head, nice furnishings, dark eye, lovely neck & shoulder line, well angled front with good fore chest, ribcage of good length & blending nicely through underline, lovely in towline & loin, angled quarters, strong parallel hocks, was a little erratic at times in the wind but a nice exhibit. 2nd Best’s Stagnate Set Me Up Joe for Cesena wild boar, has good angulation fore & ad, liked his head, had a dark eye, reasonable in forechest but was very slightly narrower, was strong over his loin but could be neater going away on the move. 3rd Horne’s Salixian Moroccan Mint Limit Dog (5) 1st Ord & Ainsley’s Cloudside SebasEan of Marnadee JW substantial & very attractive male of good size & balance. His overall proportions were good throughout & his construction through his shoulder, front & forechest were excellent, good ribcage, short strong loin, angled quarters, good furnishings, nice coat texture & moved out very well with good reach. A quality exhibit and was pleased to award him the Reserve Dog CC. 2nd Mounford’s Incordemeo Beetle About black/tan nice type slightly finer in appearance with very attractive head, dark eye, strong neck, nice for size perhaps slightly lower to ground, pronounced forechest, nicely angled & held his topline nicely on the move. 3rd Dean’s BronEllow King of Cups Open Dog (1) 1st Carruthers Ch Aikton Alexander at Stanegate as soon as I saw this one you could appreciate the quality in him; lovely size & proportions, no exaggerations & just what you imagine for this breed, has textbook construction, is beautifully turned out and his body perfectly toned and muscled, masculine & typical, on the move he was faultless. It was an absolute pleasure to assess him & award him Dog CC with BOB. He was very sportingly not competed in the Hound Group as there was a strong connection with the judge, so he did a lap of honour to warm applause. Veteran Dog (1) 1st Place 1st Moore & Downes Ch Megline Aramis brindle of good proportions & size, had a very nice head & good carriage, has good substance throughout and is well angled, held his topline well & reached out moving but was slightly untidy behind today. Best Veteran Puppy Bitch (3) 1st Mathews Sonham Twice as Nice, delighful youngster, well-constructed throughout, liked her size & she was full of personality, very clean coming and going using her quarters & hocks well, should do well, Best Puppy. 2nd Hunt’s Drakkina Wirenth just a touch older than 1 but not as far forward at this stage, has good feminine head, good eye, good in prosternum, brisket & body, level topline, angled rear used well on the move, promising youngster. 3rd Eldred & Dickinson’s Dakotadax Check Mate Junior Bitch (9) 2 abs 1st Hutchings Collidach Raynee Day was Best Junior and what a super girl, light red, harsh coat, & oh so very well proportioned, feminine head, dark eye, lovely type, clean neck into well laid shoulder, good return, good front, well sprung ribcage leading back to strong loin, well angled quarters, well set tail held nicely, moved out really well around the ring with poise and purpose, super prospect, should gain her title easily. 2nd Rowe’s Boloria Sugar 'n Spice lovely young lady of different type, wild boar & more definition in stop, great strength through her well-proportioned body, nicely angled front & rear, good fore chest, excellent ribbing, good ground clearance & moved very well here with purpose, well handled. 3rd Graham’s Bolivia Wild Spice Yearling Bitch (5) 1 abs 1st Graham’s Boloria Wild Spice heading this nice class, very smart and feminine, clean outline with good proportions, good furnishings enhanced her qualities, lovely strong neck to well laid shoulder, good return, strong front & rear, good proportion through her body & good topline, moved with style, & purpose. 2nd Howe’s Bramalodge French Kiss of similar proportions to winner, very attractive exhibit, red, has a good feminine well-balanced head, nice eye, lovely neck into her shoulder line, good front, good depth of brisket & good ribcage, strong over loin, angled quarters & hocks which were just slightly loose going away today, had good style and should mature well. 3rd Beagrie’s Ellesophia Light The Way to Feldhund JW Post Graduate Bitch (5) 1st Wilson’s Stanegate Katie Brown at Willowash super looking bitch of lovely type, particularly liked her clean outline & proporEons, has an elegance about her; feminine & good length of neck into well laid shoulder, nicely angled return & good forechest, feet good, good body & condition, angled quarters, moved out with good free action to take this class. 2nd Baldwin-Holt’s Sonorra All About Eve attractive & of similar size, feminine in head, preferred shoulder of 1, decent forechest, good brisket & ribcage, strength in her loin, used her quarters well on the move & was very happy strutting around the ring, tail slightly held a liOle gaily. 3rd Carter’s Wyreview Robyn Limit Bitch (5) 1st Howlett & Phillips Tendrow Makes the Right Turn JW very smart young lady liked her head & proporEons all through, lovely body & was shown in tip top condition, moved out very well here with good carriage, reach & purpose. Was pleased to award her Reserve Bitch CC, should gain her title easily. 2nd Howe’s Bramalodge Billie Jean nicely made bitch, attractive & clean outline, strong through her body & bone was good, angles & construction all contributed to her lovely movement in the class here today, unlucky to meet 1. 3rd Mounford’s Tendrow Special creation Open Bitch (7) 1st Hutchings Ch Collidach Brook Ling light red of super type, harsh coat, feminine & functional with lovely proportions throughout, head, neck, shoulders, angulation fore & ad all as you would expect from her beautifully balanced outline. Right on the money here & didn’t put a foot wrong, moved like a dream, very pleased to award her the Bitch CC. 2nd Rowe’s Boloria's Trick or Treat JW excellent type, lovely construction & proportion throughout, great strength of body & a real showgirl, strutted her stuff well using her balanced angulation to great advantage, super young lady who should make up, has style as well as functionality. 3rd Hanney-Mitchell & McCalmont/McCalmont Ch Silvae Time and Time at Bronia Jill Cross (Gilari)