Border Union 2021
Judge :- Kathryn Maggs 

Thank you to the show committee for inviting me to give tickets, for the first time, in my favourite breed, Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, at the beautiful Border Union showground. My two stewards, Val and Judy, could not have been more helpful and supportive, and my thanks to them to making my day so memorable. The weather was abysmal, but it could not dampen my enthusiasm. I did not have a large entry, but I did have quality and I was very happy with my main winners. All dogs entered had the required dew claws, and pigmentation and dentition were all correct. 
JD (2) 1 Baverstock’s Kalkasi Wicked Spirit. Good sized boy, with an excellent outline when stacked, with the correct medium angulation, level topline, and strongly boned legs. Loved his head, which is still developing, but has the correct wedge shape, with the almond shaped, dark amber brown eyes and tight fitting lips. Unfortunately, due to the wind and rain coming through the marquee, it was difficult to assess him overall. He moved as well as he looked, covering the ground in fluid strides, but was not comfortable in the environment. 2 Hall’s Lisjovia Insomnia. Heavier built that the first placed dog, he has the correct almond shaped eye with the required expression. His compact, fairly short neck leads to a well muscled body. He moved well around the ring, working very ably with his handler. 
GD (1) 1 Blair’s Penellcy Bennington Bear. This boy was well presented, with the correct head and has beautiful expressive eyes and tight lips. He still needs to mature and fill out in the body, and that will come with time. He stands on catlike paws and moved out well with his handler, showing a level topline with the required angulation, which showed his good side gait. 
PGD (3) 1 Blair’s Penellcy Bennington Bear. 2 Cubello’s Night Owl. Of the correct size, and a beautiful head with tight lips and almond shaped eyes. He moved quite well, keeping his level topline. He could just do with more body and substance to complete his appearance. 3 Hall’s Lisjovia Insomnia. 
LD (2) 1 Roberts’ Asgard Hero Odin Of Mysticelsium Mit Flickorna (Imp Pol). This tall upstanding boy really caught my eye. He had many of the qualities I like in our breed; a beautiful quality head, great outline with the short dense coat, and the crook in the tail not often seen. He was strongly boned and well muscled. On the move, he kept a level topline, but gave his handler a difficult time, which made his movement difficult to evaluate. 2 Cubello’s Night Owl. 
OD (4) Bowker, Mattison & Sandstrom’s Int Ch Vi’skaly’s Ti-Ti-Oo (TAF). I loved this boy’s overall appearance, and he was presented to the highest standard. He has a fabulous strong head with tight lips, without any coarseness, and the intelligent, contemplative expression required for the breed. His broad chest and rounded ribcage, with a good length back, medium angulation and muscled thighs, correlating with strongly boned construction on cat-like paws, enabled him to move freely and unhurriedly with ease and elegance. I was very happy to award him the DCC and BOB. This was his third CC., making him up to a very worthy champion. 2 Reilly’s Ch/Swi/Ir/Multi/Int Ch Lisjovia Boris Bear At Darmaror JW ShCM ShCEx. Another boy beautifully presented, who has a different type head to my first placed. However, he has the typical Pyrenean expression in his almond shaped eye and an excellent outline. His strongly boned construction of good shoulder placement, medium angulation, and straight back enabled him to move out in a balanced, unflagging free movement, showing why he is a champion. I awarded him the well deserved DRCC. 3 Baverstock’s Ch Kalkasi Expect Only The Best. 
PB (1) 1 Thorne’s Belshanmish New Sensation At Pyrajay. I just loved this baby. She is maturing correctly; her head is still to develop and her body fill out to fulfil her potential. She is a tall, very feminine looking girl. At the age of just eleven months she floats around the ring, in a balanced and controlled movement, and all signs point to a very promising future to this youngster. I was delighted to award her BP and the RBCC. LB (1) 1 Baverstock’s Kalkasi The Eternal Chase JW. Very feminine young lady of good size. Loved her head, with tight fitting lips and dark amber eyes. Good lay of shoulder showed in her strongly boned straight front and excellent overall construction. She moved very well, and at only two and a half I am sure her best is yet to come. 
OB (2) 1 Baverstock’s Ch Kalkasi Super Cool JW. Another beautiful female from this kennel. She has a super balanced outline, and looked the part of a champion, with a strongly boned construction, and level topline. Her almond shaped eye, dark amber brown eyes exuded that intelligent contemplative expression. Her unhurried movement was free and she covered the ground with ease. I was very pleased to award her the BCC. 2 Flounders’ Sketrick Papagena At Lakamoni. A slighty different type to my first placed winner. A taller well made girl, who is feminine through and through. Loved her head, with a tight lip, and expressive eyes. She has excellent body substance and was well proportioned to match with her correct angulation. She also has the shepherds crook in the tail that is rarely seen In the breed. Her movement was good, but did not quite match my first placed.