18 June 2017
Papillon Judge: Mrs Carol Lees (Lafford)
Toy Group Judge: Mrs L M Gillhespy
Puppy Toy Group Judge: Mrs L M Gillhespy
Some of the exhibitors today will not like what I am about to say, part and parcel of a healthy dog, whether show dog or companion, are clean teeth. I was disappointed to discover on many of the exhibits and surprisingly some of the younger ones, heavy plaque and tartar. I found examples of such in all classes and this influenced some of my placings. To neglect the cleaning of teeth can lead to early tooth loss, infection in the gums with resulting bacteria getting into the bloodstream which is known to affect the heart. In almost every case the preparation and presentation of coats was first class so I find it hard to comprehend why, for the sake of a few extra minutes, the teeth could not be prepared to the same standards. I will not single out any individual, you all know who you are and should be able to recognise dirty teeth, I would ask that more attention be paid to dentals on a regular basis. Teeth can be cared for, as some of the Veterans today can testify.
Another concern was a lack of hare feet, there were too many with cat-like feet, not the hare feet as required by the breed standard. On a more positive note, with the exception of just a couple of exhibits, coats were fabulous, single, silky and well presented, shining and glinting in the bright Borders sunlight.
Best of Breed: ROZAMIE MADAME MARCELLE (MRS M WHITEHILL)
Best Puppy: PAPPLEWICK PRIDE AND JOY AT CARROLLRYAN (MRS C MONTGOMERY)
Dog CC: ABLAZZOR HARLEY’S WILD ECHO AT LYNFLYER (MRS L MORTON)
Res. Dog CC: AFTERGLOW ADONIS FOR QUEENSLAKE (MR K, J & J SHARP-DIXON, REYES & LYNN)
Bitch CC: ROZAMIE MADAME MARCELLE (MRS M WHITEHILL)
Res. Bitch CC: CH PAPPLEWICK PRETTY IN PINK AT ADINAKEN JW SHCM (MRS K M SMITH)
Minor Puppy Dog (Entries: 5 Absentees: 0)
1st AMICAE BADGER TAF (MRS WENDY A WILSON) Smart baby with a balanced head, well marked, lovely large well fringed and round tipped ears, good neck and front, dead level topline, tail carried well for age, coat of a good silky texture, moved well.
2nd RINGLANDS SUNNY TOMMY TUCKER TO BELVANE (MR & MRS A RICHARDSON) R/S/W, shade bigger than winner but having a well balanced head, large well placed ears, good topline and well carried tail. A little longer in loin and round feet.
3rd IOTASTAR’S BRAVE NEW WORLD (MS J D & MR C J RAMSEY & MOWATT)
Res ADNAMASHAN CRAIGLANG (MISS Y TAYLOR)
VHC THISTLEMIST I AM VICTOR (MRS H E BROADHURST)
Puppy Dog (Entries: 2 Absentees: 1)
1st CHETRUDA DARK SECRET (MRS V LOCKHART) A well balanced and striking head on this B/W, good ear set. Firm body covered with a good silky coat, heavily marked, moved well with tail up but at times refused to carry it over his back when standing. Gave his handler a hard time by doing his own thing.
Junior Dog (Entries: 6 Absentees: 0)
1st PAPAROTTSIE HEART BEATS AT AMICAE (MRS M & MRS P WHITEHILL & URWIN) Super headed Tri with correct ear placement, lovely dark correctly shaped eye, nicely constructed with a level topline, good body, an appropriate amount of a lovely silky coat for age, moved with exuberance.
2nd VOLPECULA HANDSOME IS (MISS E B PATRICK) Fine and dainty and very similar to the winner, very smart head and ears, level topline and good firm body and conformation, showed himself off very well.
3rd PAPPLEWICK PERFECT PASSION (MR J P MUNROE)
Res FLASH LIGHTNING MELANGEL (MRS T COLLINS)
VHC PAPPRETTY FOR EVER AND EVER AT ROSENJON (MRS R M HOBSON)
Novice Dog (Entries: 1 Absentees: 0)
1st MARIDOVA HE’S THE KING (IKC) (MRS L A WOODROW) Smart and well balanced with good head and dark eyes, large well fringed and round tipped ears. Nice head carriage on a good neck, level topline and well set tail. Good spring of rib, body well covered with a single silky coat, good rear action moving away, front needs to tighten, moved well in profile, a happy dog enjoying his time in the ring.
Post Graduate Dog (Entries: 7 Absentees: 0)
1st ROZAMIE ROBERTO (MR M & MRS E DAVIDSON) Well balanced and smart B/W, lovely correct and well placed ears framing his face, dark sparkling eyes, good neck and body, level topline, well carried tail, a good coat of correct texture although a little short, moved well.
2nd AMICAE CALL ME BAD AT MACSTRAK (MISS C HATCH) Pretty B/W boy, really well balanced head, beautiful well set round tipped ears, good topline and body well covered with correct silky coat.
3rd KIRKCHASE DANGER MOUSE (MRS E KIRK)
Res PAPPLEWICK PERSIAN POWER JW SHCM (MISS J CLINT)
VHC VOLPECULA THE EARLY BIRD (MISS E B PATRICK)
Limit Dog (Entries: 11 Absentees: 0)
1st ABLAZZOR HARLEY’S WILD ECHO AT LYNFLYER (MRS L MORTON) This boy pulled out all the stops today and for me was on top form. Tri in fabulous single coat of excellent silky texture, well balanced head, finely pointed muzzle, large rounded and well fringed ears, dark sparkling eyes, good neck into excellent shoulders, level topline and firm body, well muscled hind quarters, lovely hare feet, moved superbly well from all angles, and was delighted to award him the CC.
2nd FRASERMAR STORM IN THE SNOW (MR F & MRS E COMRIE-BRYANT & ANDERSON) Very smart Tri dog, lovely head and expression, distinct symmetrical head markings, lovely well fringed ears set well. Dark appealing eyes, good length of neck, good body condition and firmly muscled hind quarters, well set and carried tail. I felt he didn’t show his usual pizzazz on the move today.
3rd PAPPLEWICK PENHALIGON AT ADINAKEN SHCM (MRS K M SMITH)
Res ROZAMIE MONSIEUR RUFFLES (MESSRS J A & K N MAGRI & ARROWSMITH)
VHC CONYSLUCK MR PICKLES (MISS C & MRS I L LETCH & BUCKLEY-WATERS)
Open Dog (Entries: 5 Absentees: 1)
1st AFTERGLOW ADONIS FOR QUEENSLAKE (MR K, J & J SHARP-DIXON, REYES & LYNN) Smart Tri, dainty with a well balanced head both in muzzle and foreface, bright sparkling eyes, super expression, well placed and fringed ears, adequate neck, good shoulders and level topline. Good muscle tone and body covered with an abundance of coat, giving just an appearance of slightly stuffy in neck not borne out on handling. Moved well in profile to take the RCC.
2nd SWEETBRIAR STICKS AN STONES JW (MISS W WATERS) Fine and dainty B/W, super head properties, dark sparkling eyes, good well placed ears, level topline and good spring of rib, well set and carried tail. Overall very smart. Moved well on front action, not quite as positive going away.
3rd PAPPLEWICK PICTURE PERFECT AT JEMINAI (MS A & MISS S STEVENSON)
Res SWEETBRIAR FACE THE MUSIC AT JOHNASTA (MR A & MRS C FOYNES & MAY)
Veteran Dog (Entries: 2 Absentees: 0)
1st CONYSLUCK MASTER PIP (MISS C LETCH) Nicely balanced R/W, lovely profile, correct head proportions, good neck and shoulders leading a to firm body, an abundance of coat, excellent firm muscled hindquarters, moved out well.
2nd WINTERWINGS SEA THE STARS (MRS A SKELTON) Well balanced and marked head, slightly lower set ears, good neck and spring of rib, good body, tail carried slightly flatter than winner, moved well although not as positive in front.
Minor Puppy Bitch (Entries: 5 Absentees: 0)
1st ADNAMASHAN STILL GAME (MRS A SKELTON) Fine and dainty Tri girl, head developing well and is correctly balanced, lovely firm well shaped ears, good neck and shoulders, well arched tail, correctly textured coat. A cheeky attitude as she move well around the ring.
2nd AMICAE TANTRUMS AND TIARA (MRS M WHITEHILL) Lovely head and round tipped ears, good neck and firm body with the right proportions. Not much coat so there was nothing to hide her lovely construction. Very playful on the move.
3rd IOTASTAR’S FOREVER AUTUMN (MS J D & MR C J RAMSEY & MOWATT)
Res BANKSHILL RUTH IS A ANGEL (MRS S DEAMER)
VHC THISTLEMIST TEARS OF JOY (MRS H E BROADHURST)
Junior Bitch (Entries: 2 Absentees: 0)
1st PAPPLEWICK PRIDE AND JOY AT CARROLLRYAN (MRS C MONTGOMERY) Little miss attitude here, this fine, dainty B/W puppy took charge of the ring. Pretty, feminine head framed well with lovely shaped well placed broad based ears and plenty of fringing. Good elegant neck, level topline and a correct single silky textured coat. Moved well. BP
2nd CARAIDEAS RHAPSODY IN BLUE (MR P & MRS J A HILL) Pretty R/W, well balanced head, lovely ear set and good fringing. Good outline and well carried tail, silky textured coat, moved well although front needs to tighten.
Novice Bitch (Entries: 2 Absentees: 0)
1st PAPAROTTSIE LADY JANE (MR T B & MRS P M URWIN) Lovely Tri, upstanding and commanding attention. Nice head with good dark eyes, super broad based ears, round tipped with lots of lovely fringing. Out of coat, but with the correct texture and it means there is nothing to hide the lovely conformation. Moved very well.
2nd DOURHU ROSA IS RED (MR D E JOHNSTON) Pretty girl, a lovely shape and conformation. Well set slightly smaller ear but good fringing. Good neck and good spring of rib, correct tail carriage. Showed her naughty streak on the table and was a challenge to her handler preferring to dance rather than walk around the ring. However, she did have fun.
Post Graduate Bitch (Entries: 7 Absentees: 2)
1st LYNFLYER WINTER SPARKLE (MRS L A WOODROW) ovely typy Tri, balanced head and well placed round tipped ears, good length of neck, firm body and well muscled quarters, lovely hare feet and in very good silky coat. Moved well.
2nd FARTHINGHALL UNICO BELLA AT SEMPEFIDELIS (MS I L BUCKLEY-WATERS & LORD BUCKLEY) Elegant R/W, lovely dark eyes, broad based round tipped ears, good neck and head held high displaying elegance, well set tail and a lovely shiny coat. Good on the move both front and rear.
3rd MARIDOVA VICTORIAS DREAM IN HONRUKAI JW (IKC) (MISS L MANDELSON)
Res ROZAMIE MON AMOUR (MRS AJ MATTHEWS)
VHC IOTASTAR’S MOMENT IN TIME (MS J D & MR C J RAMSEY & MOWATT)
Limit Bitch (Entries: 3 Absentees: 0)
1st CHEEKY CELICA AT SHEVID (MR C & MRS A THORNTON) Smart B/W with lovely feminine head piece. Round tipped ears, good length of neck and good front, level topline and well set tail. Silky coat texture and lovely hare feet. Moved very well and a lot to like about her.
2nd METAMORPHIC OPAL AT SEMPEFIDELIS (MS I L BUCKLEY-WATERS & LORD BUCKLEY) Fine and dainty Tri, well balanced head, lovely ears correctly placed, good fringing and silky coat, tail well set and moved well.
3rd FARTHINGHALL’S FOXY LADY OF IOTASTAR (MS J D & MR C J RAMSEY & MOWATT)
Open Bitch (Entries: 6 Absentees: 2)
1st ROZAMIE MADAME MARCELLE (MRS M WHITEHILL) I found a little cracker in this R/W girl. The red so rich contrasting the ice white of this most perfect silky coat, cool to the touch I found it stunning. Lovely feminine head, sparkling dark eyes, well defined muzzle, well placed ears, round tipped and broad based with enough fringing. Good length of neck into good shoulders, level topline, correctly placed and carried tail and lovely hare feet and to complete the picture her gleaming coat, shiny and pure silk was the finishing touch. Full of animation on the move as a Papillon should be. Delighted to award the CC & BOB.
2nd CRAIGABER TIMEWATCH JW (MRS A MACGREGOR) Another lovely girl, a Tri of 7 years with a lovely head and ear set, so well placed and a sweet expression. Good shoulders, a level topline and well carried tail. Firm hindquarters, hare feet and a good coat. Moved very well.
3rd SKYVANA REDDY TO GO TO TONKORY JW (MRS J K GREGORY)
Res GRINSDALES SWEET CAROLINE AT BANKSHILL (MRS S DEAMER)
Veteran Bitch (Entries: 3 Absentees: 1)
1st CH PAPPLEWICK PRETTY IN PINK AT ADINAKEN JW SHCM (MRS K M SMITH) A fabulous 8 year old who needs hands on to really appreciate her many virtues. Super feminine head, lovely well placed ears, well fringed and broad based. Good shoulders and level topline, excellent coat texture, lovely firm body and good muscle. Moved well. Pleased to award this worthy champion the RCC.
2nd SHARJOY HIBERNIAN PRINCESS AT LAFAY (MR A & MRS C FOYNES & MAY) Quite an amazing lady at 15 years, lovely head and well placed ears, an abundant coat, adequate muscle and hare feet. Moved well.