The London Collie Club Championship Show
9th June 2013

I was delighted to be asked to judge Best in Show/ Referee at this lovely venue by the committee of the London Collie Club who all made me very welcome. My first decision of the day was for BEST OF BREED ROUGH and found the two exhibits standing in front of me very pleasing.

The bitch Chantique Simply Dreamy is almost 3 years of age and has the most delightful outline. She was in full coat and beautifully presented. Her head is clean with correct stop and just enough moulding under the eyes to give her the sweetest of expressions. Her lovely eye placement and ear carriage could not be improved.

The dog Ir. Ch Jnr. Ch Caronlea Lord of The Dance is coming up to 6 years of age. A shaded of sable of super quality. His head is just a joy to handle. He has a well filled rounded foreface, clean cheeks and correct stop. His eye placement is superb and he has the sweetest of expressions. I really liked his front assemble along with his deep ribcage and his overall bone and substance. He was presented to perfection. In the run off between these two I found the rear drive and front extension of the dog just gave him a few points over he bitch.

The smooth Nu Dk CH Clingstones Sounds Good is a superb representation of the breed. At nearly 5 years of age she is totally in her prime and she stole my heart. A tri colour who looked every inch the champion I understand she became on the day. She has the most lovely front with correct width, decent upper arm and so correct lay of shoulder and well arched neck. She is well muscled and she moved with drive from the rear and with good extension in the front so covering the ground in an easy light stride. The bonus for me was that combined with all this she is still so very feminine with a fabulous head, very correct stop and the most dreamy expression from her dark well placed eyes. I could not deny her Best In Show

Best Puppy in Show was the rough bitch puppy Hana of Lowlands Green Valley at Starlenga.

Best Veteran CH Buebezi Belle Mystique De Cathyja

Judge Anne C Hollywood