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Northern Counties Sporting Terrier - 9th October 2016 - Spencer Cox


Golden Jubilee Open Show - Sunday 9th October 2016

My sincere thanks go to the committee and officers of the Northern Counties Sporting Terrier Association for inviting me to judge Staffordshire Bull Terriers at their Golden Jubilee Open Show on Sunday 9th October 2016.
It was a professionally run show, as was my steward for the day. A heartfelt and sincere thanks to all exhibitors for allowing me to go over their lovely dogs.

PUPPY 1 (0)
Lockey's - Tusselstaff One Caress - 10 month old b/brindle bitch. A good looking youngster with a nicely shaped head, dark round well set eyes. Neat ears, correct bite and good pigmentation. Good level topline and a decent mover. It was nice to see the other more experienced exhibitors giving advice to this novice handler who did a great job for someone at just her 2nd show. BEST PUPPY.

JUNIOR 1 (0)
Lockey's - Tusselstaff One Caress (see PUPPY)

1. Richardson's - NiatonaQUivega - 2 year old red and white bitch - very attractive girl with a lovely feminine head, dark eyes well set, a strong short muzzle, short neck, good topline which was held on the move, good square front, enough bone. A bit of a handful but she moved OK.
2. Hall's - Geordiestaff Luv Bobby Dog - 5 year old pretty b/brindle bitch. Nice head shape, good ears. Plenty of strength throughout. Topline OK, just preferred the front and movement of 1.
OPEN DOG 5 (3)
1. Hall's - Geordiestaff Canny Laddie - 4 year old b/brindle. Top size dog with strength to match. A balanced dog, cracking head, correct ears and eyes, good bite with big teeth. Moved OK. Strong powerful front with plenty of bone, showed in great condition. RESERVE BEST OF BREED
2. Mrs C Hall's - Boydslass Jethro Gibbs - 3 ½ year old b/brindle. Another top size dog with similar attributes to my first placed dog, just preferred the condition and movement of 1.

1. Rollin's - Seenworstaff Tea For Two - Stunning 4 year old red bitch. Oozes breed type. Standard size with strong but feminine head with lovely eyes and good bite. Excellent pigmentation. A wonderful, strong, straight front with plenty of bone. Nice feet and a good topline which was held on the move. Free stood perfectly, just begging to be picked first. Moved and handled well. BEST OF BREED an went on to take GROUP 4 - well done!
2. Hall's - Rekrahstaff Miss Attitude Cum Geordiestaff - 9 year old b/brindle bitch. Gorgeous girl with nice feminine head, neat ears, dark eyes, good bite, short neck and good front. Enough bone, lovely neat feet and moved well with her experienced handler.