East Anglian Collie Association Ch Show 3rd August 2014

COLLIES (ROUGH)

First of all, I would like to thank the officers and committee of the EACA and all the exhibitors for a most enjoyable day and a special mention to the considerate people who had organised such a lovely big ring to judge in! BOB was agreed with John Blake to be awarded to the handsome young male Mejola I Am Persuasive who came from Junior. Whilst still very young, this dog shows a lot of promise, he is of very sound construction, moves efficiently and effortlessly and his head is perfectly balanced and well moulded with a slight but perceptible stop and a most beautiful, oblique eye.

Veteran Bitch (4 entries)
1st - Sargeant's Coarhabeg Blowin' In The Wind, a blue merle bitch of the most exquisite clear silvery colour, her head is feminine and well balanced, adequate neck, she is well angulated front and back and moves with ease and drive, although tends to have a slight roll, presented in lovely coat and condition, Best Veteran in Show.
2nd - Whitaker's Sabiha's Sweet Melody, a well proportioned and attractive sable, her head, although balanced, is a little deep through and broad in skull, good ears, she has a good reach of neck and a strong topline, good body and bone, well angulated front and back and moves well from all angles.
3rd - Woodward's Lowerpark Royal Rose from Abbafal

Minor Puppy Bitch (5 entries - 1 absent)
1st - Whitaker's Aniesh Misty Blue Moon over Ashtree, a very raw baby but with all the makings of a very promising puppy, she is very feminine and has a beautifully moulded and balanced head with a most lovely eye and expression, her ears are a little light at the moment but perfectly carried, she is beautifully constructed and proportioned, well angulated front and back and correctly developed in body and bone for her age, her colour is not the best, moved quite soundly, Best Minor Puppy In Show.
2nd - Allen's Aniesh Blue Sapphire, more mature than the winner and a slightly better colour but did not move as well, very clean head with very well moulded foreface, flat skull and lovely eye and expression, good ears, she is well balanced all over with good body and bone.
3rd - Carlyon & Adams' Ladnar Kiss'n Temptation

Puppy Bitch (5 entries - 1 absent)
1st - Hawkins' Brilyn Glory Days, a top quality, feminine and very attractive golden sable with excellent outline and overall balance, clean and balanced head with a flat skull and correct stop, pleasant expression, good ears which she used well, moved effortlessly although a little close behind but kept her topline on the move, Best Puppy In Show.
2nd - Malpas' Lanlin Blue Crystall, profusely coated blue merle, slightly bigger than the winner, balanced head with lovely moulding of foreface and an appealing eye and expression, quite well angulated front and back, good length of back and well developed in body and bone, a very clean coat in excellent condition, her colour is not the best but she moved well front and back and has good extention viewed from the side.
3rd - Whitaker's Aniesh Misty Blue Moon over Ashtree

Junior Bitch (8 entries - absentees not marked)
1st - White's Mejola Maid To Persuade, this young lady stood out in her class for her superb conformation and movement, she has a clean head but needs to clear in stop and her foreface is a little fine, pleasant eye and good ears, she has a good reach of neck, good front and hind angulation, well developed in body, on the move she is very appealing to watch as she floats along with very sound action front and back, from the side she has excellent reach and drive and keeps her topline at all times, very well presented and handled.
2nd - Davies' Tiganlea Silver Trinket at Sabiha, an attractive young girl with a good overall shape and outline, her colour is not the best but she has many other good qualities, her head is feminine and balanced with a pleasant eye and expression although a little deep through, good ears, good reach of neck, good length of back, sound in body and bone, moved well front and back.
3rd - Ryan's Mertrisa Zola Moon at Scottrye

Novice Bitch (5 entries - 2 absent)
1st - Hawkins' Brilyn Glory Days
2nd - Singh's Bermajo Blue Mist for Trenic, appealing blue merle of a very good colour and markings, feminine head and an appealing eye and expression, her skull could be slightly flatter but head otherwise clean and well moulded, good angulation front and back and moved quite well although very lose in hind movement.
3rd - Malpas' Lanlin Blue Crystall

Graduate Bitch (3 entries - 1 absent)
1st - Davies' Tiganlea Silver Trinket at Sabiha
2nd - Ryan's Mertrisa Dizzy Miss Lizzy at Scottrye, golden sable in good coat and condition, feminine head but her skull is rather round and broad which affects her eye placement, eye shape and expression, slightly deep through, she has a good length of back, good spring of rib and good hind angulation but she is a little short in front leg and lacking a little in wither, good body and bone, moved quite well front and back.

Post Graduate Bitch (9 entries - absentees not marked)
1st - Hassock's Camanna Cotton Pickerninny, attractive tricolour of good make and shape, appealing and well proportioned overall, she has a pleasant head and eye, neat ears, good body and bone, quite well angulated front although slightly short in front leg, excellent hind angulation, moved quite well from all angles.
2nd - Singh's Bermajo Blue Mist for Trenic
3rd - Killingworth's Sandhurstbay Secret Blue

Mid Limit Bitch (4 entries - 1 absent)
1st - Davies' Tiganlea Silver Trinket at Sabiha
2nd - Westby's Lowerpark Scarlet O'Hara, 11 year old shaded sable with a beautiful head and a really lovely obliquely set eye giving her a very appealing expression, head perfectly balanced and with a lovely moulded foreface, good neck and topline, good body proportions and angulation and she moved very well for her age although at her own pace but still showing her overall soundness of construction.
3rd - Wells' Welanga Fire Opal

Limit Bitch (9 entries - absentees not marked)
1st - Geddes' Ingledene The Devil Wears It, a golden sable with a most graceful and elegant outline giving her the look of a beautiful Collie lady, her head is well balanced and she has an obliquely placed eye, excellent alert ears, she has a long neck, a sweeping topline, excellent angulation front and back, correct spring, depth and length of chest and when she moved she covered the ground with ease, her powerful stride both front and back suggested she could keep going all day and do the work the breed was originally designed to do, she was in superb overall condition, extremely fit, strong topline, her correctly fitted coat gleaming with health, presented to perfection, res CC.
2nd - Hassock's Camanna Curious Caprice, a beautiful blue bitch, smaller and slightly shorter coupled all over than the winner but none the less essentially sound and well constructed, she has a lovely clean and well balanced head and an appealing expression, correct stop and flat skull, her conformation is sound which shows when she moves although her topline could be slightly firmer, presented in profuse coat which is of a very nice colour and excellent markings.
3rd - Loader's Ingledene Lace N' Promises at Allangill

Open Bitch (6 entries - 2 absentees)
1st - Humphrey's Brilyn Kiss At Midnite to Jamesfair, this tricolour stole my heart, she is ultra feminine and her beautiful body lines and overall make and shape made her stand out and when she moved she floated around the ring effortlessly and efficiently, her movement being sound from all angles, her head is very well balanced and clean, correct stop, a sweet expression, neat ears and alert, she is very well angulated and well developed in body and bone with superb body proportions and overall balance, in immaculately presented coat which fits her outline, CC and BOS.
2nd - Freudenthal's DK Ch Si-Si's Prima La Perla, blue merle of a very good colour and excellent marbling, she has a very feminine and very clean head and a pleasant expression giving a look full of intelligence, this girl is very well made with good length of neck, a strong topline, good angulation front and back, excellent body and bone, in good coat and excellent condition, she moved effortlessly and efficiently from all angles, for me she just lacked the overall 'sparkle' of the winner.
3rd - Schafer's Mejola Maid With Class

Lene Newman

 

 

COLLIES (SMOOTH)

Veteran Dog or Bitch (3 entries - 0 absentees)
1st - Lister's Ch Eridor I'm Mr Blu at Newarp, upstanding and very masculine blue merle with outstanding make and shape, well balanced and clean head although a little deep through, pleasant eye and expression, ears a little light, excellent reach of neck, correct shoulder and hind angulation, excellent ribcase and length of body, strong topline, moved very well, although I would like to see a little more animation, Best Dog, BOS.
2nd - Griffiths' Ch Alopex Out of the Blue, very feminine and most attractive blue merle with very good construction, very well balanced head and correct stop, a little fine in foreface, good ears and nice eye, very sound with excellent front and hind angulation which enabled her to move out with reach and drive but would prefer her topline a little firmer on the move.
3rd - Hills' Devern Fate A Compli

Junior Dog or Bitch (5 entries - 2 absentees)
1st - Norman's Seanue Serendipity, a golden sable bitch with excellent conformation and movement and presenting a pleasing overall picture, correct head planes, good ears, good length of neck, well angulated front and back and moved very well from all angles, Res Best Bitch.
2nd - Benton's Oakestelle Vivaldi, tricolour male who I feel needs to mature a little but showing some promise, a very nice balanced and masculine head with a good eye, good ears, good length of neck, adequate angulation front and back, moved quite well.
3rd - Glover's Oakestelle Indie Rock at Stormsett

Graduate Dog or Bitch (3 entries - 3 absentees)

Limit Dog or Bitch (4 entries - 1 absentees)
1st - Norman's Ryecombe Drama Queen, golden sable bitch with excellent overall balance and proportions, correct head planes and a pleasant eye, correct stop, good length of neck and body, good depth of chest, well angulated front and back, moved well although tended to lift her tail a little high.
2nd - Hills' Devern Cascade of Stars, blue merle bitch of good colour, clean and balanced head although a little fine in forface and ears a little light, pleasant eye, very soundly constructed which showed in her effortless movement.
3rd - Leach's Manordeifi Dionysus at Hilltarn

Open Dog (3 entries - 1 absentee)
1st - Hills' Devern Denman, a tricolour dog with a very pleasing head, perfectly balanced and very clean with no depth, parallel head planes, a slight but perceptible stop and he has an appealing eye and expression, reluctant to use his ears but they have the correct tip, adequate length of neck, good length of back, well angulated front and back, good body and bone and moved very well, Res Best Dog.
2nd - Norman's Easy Listening at Seanua, a very masculine golden sable with excellent substance, correct head planes and correct stop, pleasant eye but foreface could be better moulded, excellent ears, his overall shape and balance is very good, moved quite well from all angles.

Open Bitch (3 entries - 0 absentees)
1st - Benton's Alopex Marionette at Oakestelle, a very feminine blue merle of a very good colour, she is a little lightly built overall but very sound, excellent head properties and a flat skull, pleasant eye and excellent ears, she is well developed in body with good length of neck and back and pleasant proportions, well built in body and bone, she moves very soundly and efficiently and interacts with her handler at all times, Best Bitch, BOB.
2nd - Lister's Mandordeifi Miss Daisy at Newarp, a tricolour bitch with excellent conformation and movement, I find her head a little fine in foreface and skull could be flatter, eye a little round, she is beautifully constructed with excellent reach of neck, her shoulder and hind angulation is correct, excellent spring, depth and length of rib, good bone, her movement is sound and true.
3rd - Forbes' Multi Ch Kangasvuokon Venice

Lene Newman