Border Union 2017

Judge  Lucinda Burgess

Thank you for such a lovely entry I thoroughly enjoyed my day, who would have dreamed it would be this hot north of the border, some dogs coped better than others with the heat. Not a huge entry but full of quality. Some very close decisions, but more than happy with my eventual winners. 

PD (2)

1.Reilly's Lisjovia Boris Bear At Darmaror, Best Puppy.     

9 months well grown, ample bone, good depth of chest, correct head with appealing eye shape, good pigmentation, balanced angulation, still needs to tighten in front as would be expected at this age, moved steadily when settled. 2. Holmes' Lisjovia Estevez.  Litter brother to above, little to choose between these two lovely puppies, same remarks apply, felt that first was probably a little more finished, I am sure they will change places many times.

JD (4)
1. Baverstock Kalkasi Expect Only The Best. Presents a nice profile standing and moving, correct  head  shape not overdone , good mouth, well placed shoulder, good depth and length in chest, strong topline,, good strong ground covering movement, with a little more maturity will do well. 2 Reilly's Lisjovia Boris Bear At Darmaror. 3 Flounder's Gillandant Spirit of Xmas At lakamoni.

PG (5)
1 Reilly's Lisjovia Boris Bear At Darmaror. 2 Holmes Lisjovia Takahashi JW. Another nice dog from this kennel, lovely shape with ample bone,, sound on the move,  medium angulation, just preferred  eye of the first, but head is of correct proportions. 3.Thompson Aurealis Okenite.

LD (2)
1 Kenyon Ward & Bermingham's Charibere Simply Magic At Chezanna JW Shcm. All white, super mover, good angles, well presented, strong rear, pigment could be slightly darker, correct head shape with almond eye giving correct expression, good through body with enough width and depth to chest

OD (4)
1 Kenyon & Ward's Ch Charibere Simply Special At Chezanna JW Sh cm. CC & BOB. He certainly is special, very well put together, moves with power, well placed shoulder and strong in the rear, good depth of chest and spring of rib,, front straight with compact feet, scissor bite, well shaped masculine head, with good pigmentation and dark eye, well presented coat, shown in the best of condition, pleased to see him later awarded a well deserved 3rd in a strong pastoral group. 2 Bowker & Gibson's Ch Febus Mauvezin JW Shcm.  Probably has more my kind of head type, masculine with super almond eye,  medium angulation, strong hocks, well presented coat, lovely body condition, sadly not coping with the intense heat.

VD (2) 1
1 Pollard's Gillandant Rockafella JW. Res. CC. I remember giving him Best in Show at a club show when he was just a youngster. At  7 years old it just proves that quality will last, still moves with drive, lovely quality masculine  head with good pigmentation, correct almond shaped  eye, attractive blaireau markings, good angles all round. With ample depth and width through chest. Very close decision with my dog winner. 2 Nelson's Gillandant Sensationalist.  I see he is litter brother to the winner, also shown in super condition, nicely put together, moving soundly, nice angles all round.

PB  (3)
1 Holmes Lisjovia Emilio. See she is litter brother to the puppy dogs, what a super litter, like her brothers very sound on the move, well grown with nice shaped head, good pigmentation head of good proportions,, shoulder placement good,  full of promise. 2 Flounders Sketrick Papagena At Lakamoni. Just 6 months and what a sweetie, everything correct for age, moved soundly and confidently. Just giving a lot away in maturity one for the future. 3 Smith's Granchester Justified.

JB  (3)
1 Pollard's Gillandant Xmas Spice. Another very nice bitch from this kennel. Pretty girl, lovely pigmentation, medium angulation, well placed shoulder with enough depth and width to chest, straight front, neat feet, moved soundly, very promising. 2 Baverstock's Kalkasi Expect To Be A Star. Not quite as finished as above, but very nicely put together, well grown and good angles.

NB (1)
1 Flounders Sketrick Papagena At Lakamoni.

PGB (3)
1 Pollards's Gillandant Xmas Spice. 2 Thompson Aurealis Angel.  Steady mover, not so good in head, eye acceptable, ample bone and depth of chest, strong hocks.

LB (3)
1 Baverstock Kalkasi Dream Chaser. CC. Just over 2 years, presents a lovely picture standing and moving, head just right feminine with a well shaped eye, good mouth, straight front with compact feet, shoulder angles are good, enough depth and width through chest,  strong rear that she uses to her advantage, well conditioned as were all the dogs from this kennel. I later learned this was her second top award I am sure that her 3rd cannot be far off. In the challenge with the dog winner I felt he just had the edge in maturity. 2 Holmes Lisjovia Kiyonari. Very nice girl, lovely mover, medium angulation, good through front and rib, presented in good coat and condition. 3 Wright's Desalazara Mamma Mia.

OB  (1)
1 Kenyon Ward & Bermingham Charibere Simply A Dream At Chezanna JW.  2 years, feminine head, nice eye shape and pigment, presented in lovely coat and condition, good steady movement.

VB  (1)
1 Pollard's  Ch Gillandant Sugar & Spice JW. Reserve CC. Cannot believe she is 9 years old, can certainly still compete at all levels as she proved today, very close decision between her and my winner. Lovely body with good shoulder and front through to a body of good depth and the correct amount of width, still moves with drive from sound hocks, lovely feminine head with appealing tan markings, nice eye shape with pigment good.