DURHAM COUNTY CANINE ASSOCIATION OPEN SHOW

17TH JULY 2016

            I would like to thank the committee for their great hospitality and the invitation to judge Rough Collies at this show.

PUPPY 4 (2 absent)

  1. Brooker’s Lovely Flower Du Bois Des Amazones for Corisian

Pretty 9 month old sable bitch. Sweet expression. Correct wedge shaped head with ears bang on top. Well laid shoulders and good hind angulation. Showed non stop. Thick well fitting coat. Tail a little short. Moved OK. Very pleased to see her win the puppy group. BP and PG1

2. Gibson’s Dipdown Midnight Solitaire.

JUNIOR 4 (2 absent)

  1. Melvin and Jopson’s Nithview Summer Lovin

Stunning 13 month old sable bitch. Beautiful expression. Good depth of chest. Well laid shoulder. Good length of body and turn of stifle. Well set tail of correct length. Groomed to perfection. Moved very well. BOS

2. Gibson’s Dipdown Black Velvet.

GRADUATE 5 (2 absent)

  1. Fox’s Alanita Winter Jazzmine. Lovely expression. Correct wedge shaped head with pleasing expression. Ears well set. Well presented and moved well although a tad close behind.

  1. Brand & Reid’s Ronansprey Reflections Of
  2. McGowan’s Barrenclough Golden Charm at Westoak

OPEN DOG 5 (1 absent)

  1. Sargeant’s Coarhabeg Sea Hawk

Big upstanding tri dog with true collie expression. Well fitting coat with rich tan markings.  Well laid shoulders, good reach of neck and correct angulation. Good depth of chest and spring of rib. Well muscled up and moved very well. In good coat and well presented. BOB

2. Melvin & Jopson’s Streets Ahead at Nithview

3. Gibson’s Wicani Solinvictus at Dipdown

OPEN BITCH 9 (4 absent)
Some bitches with very profuse coats in this class which tends to spoil the outline in my opinion.

  1. Brand & Reid’s Ronansprey Midnight Kiss. Nice tri bitch who initially was not showing herself off to her best advantage. She then suddenly got her act together and looked lovely, showing off good reach of neck and correct angulation fore and aft. Good width and depth of chest. Well fitting jacket with nice tan markings. Moved well.

2. Fox & Moore’s Danfrebek Amazing Grace for Alanita

3. Coarhabeg Crystal Spirit at Roansprey

Cathy Proctor (Cathbri)