LONDON & PROVINCIAL COLLIE CLUB
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Sunday 23rd November 2014
Critique Fern Sargeant

Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge the Rough Collie Bitches at their Championship Show. It was so well organised and I did like the new venue. I had a lovely entry of quality bitches and great stewards who were so easy to work with.
I look for Movement, Conformation and Type, and was not disappointed, having to split hairs in many cases and my 4 main winners were all athletic, upstanding and attractive members of the breed. I did notice some cow hocks but I think there is an improvement in this problem. General presentation was extremely good.

ROUGH COLLIE BITCHES

VETERAN BITCH   6   2(A)

1st  BVB, BVIB  &  BVIS    PHILPIN’S  LITTLE CARAMEL JEM AT TUDORLYN  12 yo S/W  In very good condition with balanced proportions throughout. Good head with nicely tipped, alert ears, correctly placed eyes and stop, set on well arched neck. She had very good bone, angulation and firm topline, held on the move. Moved out well showing no sign of age and showed non stop.
2nd  CLARK’S BUEBEZI BIJOU AVEC DERBYPARK  JW  Good coloured B/M with well placed nice eye and tipped ears, stop a little deep. Good length of neck and body and in good coat. Moved and showed well.
3rd  JESSOP’S  SASSARI SUMMER SONG.

MINOR PUPPY BITCH   5

1st  TAME’S  RAHLISSA LOVE SONG  6 mths old.  Very  promising puppy, well conformed with nicely moulded head, well placed tipped ears and sweet eye, good bone, lay back of shoulder and bend of stifle. Had a lovely stance when showing and moved out very well.
2nd  RANDALL’S  LADNAR FOOTSTEPS  8 mths old. B/M  good colour which was well broken up. Nicely built, balanced conformation throughout, good head, correctly tipped ears and placement of eye, held on nice length of neck. She had good bone, angulation of shoulder and stifle. Showed well and moved OK but let herself down today as she seemed a little lethargic .
3rd  WALDER’S  JOLIE BLONDE DE CABRENYSSET FOR HANVALE (Imp Fra]

PUPPY BITCH   13  2(A)

 This was a very nice class
1st   & BPB  HODGE’S  RIVERSIDE SONG VENICE QUEEN AT JOPIUM   Eye catching 10 mths old S/W.  Very well proportioned with attractive, feminine, well moulded head, nicely placed tipped ears and oblique eye, set on good length of arched neck. Firm topline and good angulation, spring of rib and very good bone. Showed and moved very well.

2nd  JACKSON’S   SASSARI SEA SHIMMER   Nice coloured B/M  11 mths old, a little smaller in size. Well proportioned with head in balance with body, good angulation, length of body and right amount of bone for size. Moved and showed well.
3rd  RANDALL’S  LADNAR FOOTSTEPS.

JUNIOR BITCH   3

1st  DAVIES’  TIGANLEA SIVER TRINKET AT SABINA   17 mths old feminine B/M   Very nicely moulded head pattern, well placed eyes and nicely tipped ears, held on good length of neck. Right bone for size, good angulation. Would like a little more substance. Though a little fidgety at first, showed and moved out well.
2nd   RYAN’S  MERTRISA ZOLA MOON AT SCOTTRYE   Sturdy 16 mths old  nicely marked tri, the black a very good colour. Attractive head in balance with body, set on nice arch of neck, good angulation, spring of rib and bone. Showed well and moved OK.
3rd,,,MUFFETT’S MONSOLINA PEPPER SWEET (Imp Russ)

NOVICE BITCH   8

1st  HODGE’S  RIVERSIDE SONG VENICE QUEEN AT JOPIUM  see Puppy Bitch for critique.
2nd  JACKSON’S  SASSARI SEA SHIMMER  see Puppy Bitch for critique.
3rd  PHILPIN’S  TUDORLYN FAIRY DUST

YEARLING BITCH   6   (3A)

1st  DUFFIELD’S  ANDELFIELD VEUVE CLIQUET   Nicely built Golden S/W with plenty of substance and excellent bone. Nicely moulded head with well placed eye, would like slightly tighter ears. Very nicely balanced bodyshape, firm topline with nice rise over the loin, good spring of rib and in lovely coat. Moved and showed well.
2nd  DAVIES’  TIGANLEA SILVER TRINKET AT SABIHA  see Junior bitch for critique.
3rd  LOCKYER’S   GATAJ WELCOME WITH A KISS

GRADUATE BITCH   6   (1A)

1st   MARGETT’S   COLLINGVALE CAVIAR   Attractive 2 ½ yo tri with jet black coat. Feminine, well sculpted head, in balance with body. Lovely oblique eye, correct  ear placement. Good bone and excellent angulation, firm topline with nice rise over the loin and had a compact and balanced bodyshape & parallel hocks. Moved well and though a little reluctant to always use her ears, looked a picture when she did.
2nd  DAVIES’  TIGANLEA SILVER TRINKET AT SABIHA  see Junior bitch for critique.
3rd   JESSOP & CORBEN’S   CAPRIOARA TWENTYFOUR CARAT AT MYSTICTEAM

POST GRADUATE BITCH   13   2(A)

Very nice class of quality bitches
1st  HODGES’  JOPIUM STARS IN THE MIST   2 ½  yo  Very feminine and alert B/M  with the colour well broken up. Well balanced proportions throughout, correctly moulded head with nicely placed tipped ears, sweet eye and expression, held on good arch of neck. Nice lay of shoulder, bend of stifle, spring of rib and length and right bone for size. Firm topline held while moving, parallel hocks and moved out and showed very well.
2nd   SMITH’S WELANGA FIRE STORM FOR RASHEL   Attractive 3 yo tri, slightly heavier type than 1. Correctly moulded head with very nice ear placement and good eye, supported by strong well arched neck, firm topline and good angulation. Very good bone. Moved and showed well.
3rd   WILSON’S  CAMANNA CONNIE SELECCA.

MID-LIMIT BITCH   2

1st   HALL’S   LYNMEAD AMALIE AIM FOR LOVE OVER SAMBREEZE   Well built attractive 3 yo Golden S/W   Feminine head ,sweet eye and expression, nicely placed and tipped ears, strong neck good lay of shoulder and bend of stifle, nice outline and good bone and in good well presented coat. Showed and moved well.
2nd  SMEDLEY & BROWNE’S   ATENDUS SHARED WISH WITH ANTOC  Another Golden S/W nearly 4 yo  Feminine head, correctly tipped ears and nice eye, had good angulation and firm topline but would like a shade more length of neck. Right amount of bone. Showed well and moved out well.

LIMIT BITCH   12   (3A)

1st , BCC , BOB & BIS   SHIPP’S RAHLISSA SNOW MAIDEN FOR TREMARO   Elegant, very well presented  S/W in good fitted coat, just under 5 years old. Caught my eye the moment she walked into the ring. Beautifully moulded head with gentle expression, well positioned tipped ears, lovely almond eye, right amount of stop and rounded muzzle. She had a nice length of well arched neck and correct lay of shoulder and bend of stifle, good spring of rib and right amount of bone, strong limbs and parallel hocks and was very well balanced throughout. She had a lovely stance with plenty of ring presence and stood and showed non stop. She was well muscled up and moved out very well and I was pleased to award her the BCC and delighted when BIS judge, Lisa Pettitt, awarded her BIS.
2nd  WILSON’S  MARJALU TALK BACK  2 ½  yo tri   Another really well conformed and attractive bitch who stood out. Very well balanced conformation, nicely moulded head with good ears, eye and stop, set on a good arch of neck, excellent shoulder and stifle angulation, good spring of rib and very well muscled up also with strong limbs and parallel hocks. Carried a good coat, moved out very well and showed beautifully. Another with great ring presence and I was pleased to award her the RBCC.
3rd   HULL’S   LIZMARK GOLD NUGGET

OPEN BITCH   7   (4A)

1st   HUMPHREY’S   BRILYN KISS AT MIDNITE TO JAMESFAIR   6 yo  nicely marked attractive tri, smaller type, well built with excellent bone and muscle. Nice well shaped head in balance with body, held high on a strong neck which for perfection I would have liked a little longer. She had a very good shoulder and stifle angulation, spring of rib, a good firm topline held on the move and strong limbs with parallel hocks. She showed well despite some distraction and moved out well with a very businesslike and positive movement, a deciding factor.
2nd  HODGES’   JOPIUM ICE ECLIPSE    Well marked and alert B/M. A lovely colour blue, daintier type than 1.Very feminine head in balance with body, sweet eye and well placed ears. Nice lay of shoulder and bend of stifle, topline and all over bodyshape. Would like a little more substance. Moved out and showed well.
3rd  HASSOCK’S   CAMANNA CAUSING COMMOTION.

Judge - Fern Sargeant