Lancs and Cheshire Open Show
January 2013
Rough Collie critique
Judge: Alan Grindley


Minor Puppy Dog (4)
1st Barratts Brooklynson Bruce Willis - sable and white boy of just 9 months. Pleasing make and shape, corrext size, well boned balanced classic head, dark eye, neat ears, good reach of neck, neat short hocks, excellent presentation, moved freely.

2nd Randalls Ladnar Fisherking - Well broken blue merle, coat of correct texture, plenty of bone for age, but not overdone, good balance and overall shape, clean masculine head, good length of back, well muscled hind quarters, showed like a veteran. Moved soundly, very well presented.

3rd Boyles Barrenclough Sammy Cahn

Puppy Dog (5,1)
1st Hollinsheads Starlyn Napoleon Solo - very attractive sable/white in lovely coat for age, lovely reach of neck and body shape. Quality head, well placed dark eye, neat ears which he used to show his lovely expression, correct length of body to height, neat short hocks, good length of tail, moved freely and showed well.

2nd Barratts Brooklynson Bruce Willis

3rd McDonoghs Jopium Majestic Blue Wizzard

Junior Dog (1,1)

Maiden Dog (5,2)
1st Hollinsheads Starlyn Napoleon Solo
2nd Brooklynson Bruce Willis
3rd Brilyn Intoxicated

Novice Dog
1st Hollinsheads Starlyn Napoleon Solo
2nd Brooklynson Bruce Willis
3rd Brilyn Intoxicated

Graduate Dog (5,3)
1st Coulsons Coarhabeg Rider in the Skye - Blue Merle just out of junior. Clean classic head, lovely eye and expression, ears on top of head, good reach of neck and length of back, good bne, well angulated and muscled rear. Just between coats, sound strong mover.

2nd Everetts Ileyda Karlsberg - Pleasing overall shape and construction, balanced head, not too keen on showing himself off, but when he did he had a nice expression, not too happy on the move, just lacked confidence.

Post Graduate (2,1)
1st Ileyda Karlsberg

Limit Dog (2,1)
1st Williams Kelmbri Grantorino - Masculine sable/white boy of two years, classic wedge shaped head, lovely dark eye and neat ears, well filled foreface, good strong neck, good overall balance, lovely sweep over loins. Showed himself off to best advantage, well presented, moved with enthusiasm. BEST DOG.

Open Dog (2,2)

Veteran Dog 1
1st Boyles Chantique Scrappy doo for Barrenclough - 7.5 year old boy with a good shape and overall balance, attractive clean head, nice dark well placed eye, small neat ears, good length of neck and showed well for handler, moved with ease.

Minor Puppy Bitch (4,2)
1st Barretts Brooklynson Fifth Avenue - Litter sister to minor puppy dog winner, beautiful make and shape, well arched and muscled neck, clean head, well filled foreface, dark eye and neat ears. Nice strong boned legs, stood foresquare, very attentive to handler, moved very well, tip top presentation.

2nd Boyles Barrenclough Golden Gem - feminine bitch of 7.5 months, balanced head, dark well placed eye, used ears well to show off her pretty expression, correct reach of neck, good firm topline, well angulated, moved with confidence.

Puppy Bitch (4,2)
1st Edwards Elshajo Moon Star - Tri of 9.5 months, lovely black rich shining coat shhowing all her balance and neat outline. Clean wedge shaped head, nice dark eye, good reach of neck and length of back. Short neat hocks, moved soundly.

2nd Boyles Barrenclough Golden Gem

Junior Bitch (5,2)
1st Potters Aldermeade Talia - Sable white who caught my eye for overall balance and shape. Excellent reach of neck, correct length of back to height, good strong rear quarters, neat well arched feet, nice clean head, dark expression eye, neat small ears, beautifull expression, moved well RESERVE BEST BITCH.

2nd Williams Moonlight Shadow - Feminine tri, lovely rich black coat, topped with sparkling white markings to show off a good overall shape and balance. Clean refined head, dark eye and correct ear carriage, giving pretty expression, sound mover.

3rd Smiths Welanga Firestorm for Rashel

Maiden Bitch (3)
1st Aldermeade Talia
2nd Brooklynson Fifth Avenue
3rd Barrenclough Golden Gem

Novice Bitch (5)
1st Aldermeade Talia
2nd Elshajo Moon Star
3rd Barrenclough Golden Gem

Graduate Bitch (5,2)
1st Williams Essanjay Moonflower - Pretty blue in good coat of silvery blue, nice tan markings, lovely well moulded balanced head with a pretty expression. Well laid back shoulders and good rear angulation. Stood and showed well, sound mover.

2nd McDonaghs Brocrest Little Nell - Nicely marked tri, dense black coat, good overall balance, pleasing head, nice dark eye, used ears well to show herself off. Moved out well.

3rd Rostrons Valleyhaven Rose D'Amour

Post Graduate Bitch (7,6)
1st Coulsons Bluchip Vanilla Sky - very femine sable, stood and showed well, lovely clean head, nice dark sweet eye giving ptretty expression, good reach of neck and balanced outline, correct shoulder placement and length of back . Firm well muscled quarters. Sound mover, well presented.

Limit Bitch (5,2)
1st Randalls Ladnar Skylark - Blue merle of a lovely make and shape with a beautiful reach of neck. Head balanced, well filled forecace, well placed dark eye and neat ears giving pretty expression. Correct shoulder placement and length of back. Good bone and nice arched feet, good short hocks. Stood four quarter, never put a foot wrong, very well presented and shown, moved out with ease. BEST BITCH, BEST OF BREED AND BEST IN SHOW.

2nd Edwards and Harrisons Jopium Loves all Around Emryks. Lovely femine sable, stood and showed herself off giving her full attention to handler. Nice clean head, good length to foreface, dark well placed expressive eye, neat small ears right on top of head. Lovely overall balance and shape, moved out with drive.

3rd Harmans Coarhabeg Air Waves over Mikelene

Open Bitch (2)
1st Hawkins Brilyn Feel the Difference - pretty femine sable bitch presents a pleasing picture when stood. Head is clean, correctly placed stop and dark almond shaped eye, nice neat ears giving sweet expression. Good reach of neck and length of back into well muscled hindq2uarters, moved with ease, well presented.

2nd Boyles Uffspring Unchained Melody over Barrenclough - sable white, nice wedge shaped head and well placed dark eye and good neat ears. Correct shoulder placement and length of back to height, well bent stifle and short hocks, not the presentation of one, moved freely.

Vetran Bitch (4,2)
1st Edwards Brilyn Sing a Rainbow at Elshajo - Tri in lovely coat and condition, good outline and shape, stood four square showing her head off, attractive head with pretty expression, good bone and shoulder placement, topline held well on the move.

2nd Hardmans Chrisarion Cobweb at Mikelene - Pretty blue merle approaching her 10th birthday this year. I can remember her so well as a puppy, still has her elegant head, clean and balanced nice eye placement and neat ears, lovely overall outline and well balanced making the most of herself on the move. Very well presented.

Alan Grindley