Club Show Results

Results and Judge’s Critique
BMTC Championship Show – 9 October 2021

Judge: Estella Saxton (Rattustrap)

BMTC Championship Show 2021

It was an honour to judge the breed I love so much at this Championship Club Show and I would like to thank the BMTC Membership for this invitation. Also to the BMTC Officers & Committee who worked so hard behind the scenes and on the day, to yet again, hold a successful and welcoming event.

To Elaine, Nigel & Sonia my stewards for the day, a huge thank you. The ring ran extremely smoothly and it was wonderful to have your company.

Finally, to the exhibitors. It was a privilege to judge your beautiful dogs. Thank you for your entry and for your sporting acceptance of my decisions, many of which were extremely close.  I was delighted to find my top winners.


BCC & BIS: Straughan & Cripps Talanors Time To Shine At Mannikai
RBCC, BVIS & RBIS: Cawleys Marlablue In A Twirl
DCC: Warners Talanors Time For Fun
RDCC: Plants Plantocracy Bold Bruce
BPIS: Johnsons Carapast Dark Shadows
RBPIS: Harrisons Greenjack Norris Cole
RBVIS: O’Neills Ticknell Hidden Treasure At Megellan



Judge’s Critique – BMTC Open Show – 18 July 2021

Judge: Jane Goodwin (Holtaire)

BMTC Open Show 2021

I would like to thank the BMTC Committee for the honour of judging the Open Show this year 2021.  A big thank you to everyone for a super entry and for the great sportsmanship shown in some very strong classes.  I had some super dogs to go over, both open classes full of quality making for some close decisions.  It was an absolute delight to judge.

Veteran Dog (2)

1st Cawleys Victor James Montague RBVIS

11 yr. old young man who won this class on his overall condition, balance, and positive movement. Although it was a bit too hot for him today, he put in a good performance.  Super wedge head well filled under almond eyes, good ear set.  Good length of neck nicely arched at crest.  Markings still clear.  Compact body with nice spring of rib.  A lovely boy.

2nd Goodmans Joemario Moonlit Shadow

Another 11 yr. old boy who was enjoying his day out.  He has a nice wedge-shaped head, with ears held well correct eye shape and good dentition.  Unfortunately, unhappy on the move and never really got into his stride.  Could do with a little more body weight.

Minor Puppy Dog

No Entries

Puppy Dog

No Entries

Junior Dog

No Entries

Beginners Dog (1)

1st Minnikins Rattustrap Soundwave

3 yr. old standard sized dog with lots to like. His condition really stood out.  He is so well muscled and conditioned, his black jacket shone, and he is nicely marked. Pleasing head with ears held well and typical expression. Compact body, well sprung ribs, and good tuck up with desired rise over loin. Good rear angulation drove him round the ring.

Post Graduate Dog (4 1a)

1st Plants Plantocracy Bold Bruce RBD

I judged this boy as a puppy and really liked him. Pleased to see him again today and how nicely he has matured.  Now 2 yrs. old, he is fulfilling his potential.  He has a super wedge head with small v shaped ears well held.  Nicely marked with a rich tan.

Super deep brisket showing enough fore chest and legs set well under him.

He is well angulated and moved around the ring with positive movement fore and aft.

2nd Knights Talanors Typically Elite

A different type to 1, who at 18 months old is already very mature for his age.  Well-marked standard sized boy, really super wedge-shaped head with almond shaped and dark eyes.  Good ear set held well. Good dentition. Strong neck, arched at crest but would just prefer a little more length to it  Moved out well but just needs to tighten in front movement. Very promising.

3rd Goodmans Joemario Moonlit Shadow

Limit (3 1a)

1st Holmes Egloshayle Black Dylan

Standard sized dog with a good outline  who is compact and elegant with the required short body, well sprung ribs and rise over loin.  Classic wedge-shaped head, good eye shape, ears ok. Nice vent.  Moved around the ring well with good tail carriage.  Would just prefer a little more rear angulation to complete the picture.

2nd Ushers Digelsa Dark Sensation

Masculine boy full of substance with deep chest, well laid shoulders, and nice length of neck. Presented in excellent, super fit condition. Super almond shaped eyes good wedge but would prefer a higher ear set. Muscular hindquarters drove him round the ring but just a little proud of his tail which spoilt his outline on the move.

Open (4)

What a super class, all 4 dog’s good examples of the breed.

1st Barlows Talanors Time for Magic BD RBIS

2 ½ yr. old dog standard sized dog who I  was so pleased to have the opportunity to go over.  He has the most attractive wedge-shaped head, with small v shaped ears perfectly held and super almond shaped eyes which give that wicked expression. Well-marked with a rich tan and nice clear thumbprints.  Strong neck with desired arch at crest. Short bodied, deep chest, narrow front and showing enough fore chest with legs well under him.  He moved with purpose around the ring, at one with his handler on his toes and full of the attitude I was looking for.

2nd Spains Talanors Diamond Tornado

Another super boy  pleasing outline, well-muscled and presented in superb condition. Correct markings.  Strong wedge-shaped head with well held ears, would prefer a more almond shaped eye.  Well sprung ribs, good tuck up and rise over loin.  Well angulated dog who I know can move well but today was just struggling with the heat and not his usual happy self.  Still a lovely boy who is a most worthy champion.

3rd Straughans Talanor In for a Treat

Veteran Bitch (4 1a)

1st Saxton, Dale and Emricks Ch/Ir Champion Rattustrap Imperial Red JW  BVIS

7 ½ yrs standard sized bitch who retains the elegance and outline of a youngster. She has a nice wedged head, well filled under an almond eye and small v shaped ears which she used well. Her markings are still clear, and tan is good.  Well angulated shoulders, nice deep front, and a good tuck up with desired rise over loin.  Her front movement was pleasing showing good reach and she carried herself around the ring with great poise and presence.

2nd Thurlows Erkenwynne Lady Guinevere

8 ½ yr old bitch who was presented in tip top well-muscled condition and is a credit to her owner. Curvy girl with pleasing outline super tuck up and rise over loin. Tan still strong and markings clear.  Nice wedge head, pleasing expression, ears could be a little tighter.  Moved positively around the ring. Just preferred the overall balance of 1.

Minor Puppy Bitch (1)

1st Knights Talanors Destiny Angel BPIS

What a sweetie, who at 7 mths of age put in a confident performance and won the competition for the dog the judge would like to take home! Elegant, feminine, shapely puppy with such a pleasing outline.  Nice tuck up and rise over loin already present. Beautifully marked with rich tan and clear thumbprints. Good vent.  Super wedged head with well-set ears used well.  Positive movement fore and aft.  She is just where she should be at this age and I will follow her progress with interest.  Sympathetically handled.

Puppy Bitch (2 1a)

1st Bennetts Eaglespur Full of Charm RBPIS

At her first show and what a delightful puppy she is. 11 mth old bitch with shapely outline and full of elegance. Strong wedged head, lovely dark almond eye and well held ears.  Rich tan and clear markings. Happily, carried herself around the ring showing positive movement and with tail carried well. Just lost her underline a little today (Phantom?)   Well-schooled and confidently handled.

I do hope her owner has been bitten by the show bug as she is a promising puppy and one, I look forward to seeing progress.

Junior Bitch (5 1a)

A strong class of lovely bitches and I am sure 1 and 2 will swap places many times.

1st Walkers Sizlin Hey Good Lookin

16 mth old standard size bitch who oozes confidence and was so happy to be in the ring.  Shapely outline with curves all in the right places, good tuck up and rise over loin. correct wedge head, almond eye and ears held well.  Elegant long neck leading into well laid shoulders.  Presented a balanced picture both standing and on the move. Good tail set  carried correctly.  Markings just need to clear on her front legs.  Another promising bitch I shall follow with interest.

2nd Forshaws Jandor Moonlight Melody

16 mth old bitch who is very appealing.  Pretty and feminine standard sized bitch correctly marked with a rich tan.  Well-handled and at one with her owner. Short bodied with good spring of ribs, nice tuck up and rise over loin.  Her head is a good wedge and she has the darkest of eyes.  Well angulated which showed in her positive movement as she stepped out around the ring. Has the elegance I look for in a bitch, very close to 1, just preferred the tail carriage of 1 today.

3rd Bennetts Eaglespur Full of Charm

Beginners Bitch (5 2 a)

1st Bennetts Eaglespur Full of Charm

2nd Watkins Ruffagga Bewitching Girl

18 mth old bitch who is of standard size, nice wedge-shaped head with a super ear set. Well-conditioned with rich tan and correct markings. Nice outline. Deep brisket and narrow front.  Moved ok with good tail carriage. just carrying a little too much weight today.

3rd Minnikins Rattustrap Tantalum

Post Graduate Bitch (5 1 A)

1st Walkers Sizlin Hey Good Lookin

2nd O’Boyles Plantocracy Hermione at Ruffagga

2 yr old bitch who has matured nicely since I judged her last.  Shapely outline, but longer in the body than 1. Correctly marked with rich tan and nice vent.  Well-muscled and presented in super condition.  Correct wedge head and pleasing expression.  Moved ok.

Limit Bitch (3 1a)

1st Hellers Marlablue McQueen at Florydown

2 yr old bitch with a very attractive shapely outline who has matured very nicely.   Super feminine girl who was well handled to get the best out of her.  Nice short compact body, with good tuck up and rise over loin.  Correctly marked with rich tan.  Wedged head and good ear set would just prefer a more almond shaped eye.  She moved with elegance, showing positive movement and had the best bee sting tail of the day carried so well.

2nd OBoyles Ruffagga for Annoria

2 yr old bitch who was unfortunately rather unsettled today, larger girl than 1 but still balanced.  Head ok but ear set spoilt her expression somewhat. Well-marked and with a rich tan. Presented in good condition. Well sprung ribs and nice tuck up.  Moved ok.

Open Bitch (6)

What a class – as good as I have seen in a very long time, full of all my favourite girls, I was spoilt for choice.

1st Saxton, Dale and Emricks Ch Rattustrap Bitter N Twisted (AI) AnCH BIS

What a super bitch who I was delighted to have the opportunity to go over today.  Yes, she is larger than standard size, but she presents an overall picture of balance and elegance I could not ignore.  The best of heads well filled under almond eyes, dark and sparkly and a stunning expression. Her neck arched at crest is most elegant which is even more accentuated when she moves. Well laid shoulders, deep brisket and front legs set well under showing just enough of her fore chest.  Presented in excellent condition. She moved accurately with such positive movement from the front and drive from her well angulated rear, she flowed around the ring as if she owned it.   Up on her toes and never stopped showing, a performance that won her this strong class.

2nd Knights Ch Talanors Typically Special

Another of my favourite girls who was on top form today.  Standard sized bitch who is better for size than 1. Has a most appealing outline.  Compact, short in body with curves where they should be and has such elegance. Nice wedge-shaped head well set ears and typical expression.  Narrow front with well laid shoulders, strong neck, and arch at crest.  Super rich tan and good markings.  Good vent. Shown in excellent condition with gleaming jacket. She moved around the ring precisely.  I just preferred the overall presence, attitude, and positive movement of 1.

3rd Churchs Rattustrap Fade to Black (AI)

Junior Handling 12 – 18 YRS (1)

1st Ruby Spencer

Stood alone but worthy winner of the class. Presented the dog correctly to me on the table.  Showing dogs teeth and positioning dog for me to go over. When asked to move the dog, she followed my instructions to the point and moved her dog accurately.  I was very impressed with her handling skills and do hope to see her in the ring again soon.  Her dog was very happy and confident with his handler.

Brace (4 3a)

1st Spain

Dog and bitch who stood well together and moved well around the ring presenting a pleasing picture.


Main winners of BMTC Championship Show 2021

From our judge Estella Saxton: I was honoured to be invited to Judge the British Manchester Terrier Clubs Championship Show. Thank you to all the exhibitors for a lovely entry, to the BMTC committee for being so welcoming and organising such a super friendly show & to my fab stewards  Nigel, Sonja & Elaine. Absolutely […]

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Judge’s Critique – BMTC Open Show – 29 February 2020

Judge: Bethany Cawley

I enjoyed the honour of judging this wonderful breed at this years BMTC open show. Thank you to the committee for their kind hospitality and my wonderful stewards who kept the ring running with ease all day.

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