Midland Collie Club Open Show 7th December 2014
Judge Sophie Wray

Thank you to the committee for inviting me to judge their Christmas show. I had some lovely collies to go over and would like to thank exhibitors for their entry. I thoroughly enjoyed my day, although was disappointed by one exhibitor who clearly wasn't pleased with her placing and left the ring before the placement was awarded. I was delighted by the presentation, all the exhibits were clean which is never easy at this time of year.

A/V Veteran d/b (5,2) 1st James' Jamesfair She's Got Talent, 7 year old s/w bitch (Rough). Very pretty girl, good clean head with well placed stop. Well set ears which she used non-stop, and well placed eyes giving a sweet expression. Lovely shape with well arched neck and good shoulder. Moved well BVIS, 2nd Lusty's Juniperwood Dream Maker at Biamorder, 7 year old tri bitch (Smooth). Good shape with well arched neck set into well placed shoulders with a good length of back. Good flat skull and well placed eye. moved and showed well. 3rd Gazeley's Amalie She's No Angel at Nikal

MPD (2) 1st Edwards & Bluck's Moonpromises Ever After (IMP) NAF TAF, 6 month glamorous jet black tri. Caught my eye immediately and appealed for his overall shape and outline. Fabulous arched neck set into good shoulders, good length of back and well bent stifles with good short hocks. Good length of clean head with a well placed stop. Ears well set, although a little heavy at the moment, but he used them well. Moved and showed well, and was beautifully presented. RBD & BPIS. Will watch his future with interest.  2nd Collins' Jump In The Fire Du Bois Des Amazones at Triburle (IMP) very different in type to 1, but had a very sweet eye and expression with well set ears that he used well. Just needs a bit more confidence on the move

PD (4) 1st Tipper's Tiganlea Too Good to be Forgotten, 9 months s/w of good size. clean head with a flat skull and well placed stop. Well filled foreface and well shaped eye giving a sweet but masculine expression. Good shape, with good length of back and neck, although this is a bit hidden under a wealth of well presented coat. Moved very well. 2nd Collins' Jump In The Fire Du Bois Des Amazones at Triburle (IMP), 3rd Scott's Aniesh Touch Of Black

JD (3) 1st Slater's Danfrebek Double O Seven at Stanlox, 15 month s/w, good length of back with well placed shoulder. Sweet eye and well placed stop. Good foreface and well set ears that he used well. Showed and moved well. 2nd Paige's Lynmead Amalie Let Me Go, very similar to 1, but smaller overall. Well presented. Showed non-stop and moved well. 3rd Williams' Essanjay Dark Mood Rising

ND (3) 1st Collins' Jump In The Fire Du Bois Des Amazones at Triburle (IMP), 2nd Scott's Aniesh Touch Of Black, 10 month tri. Lovely head with sweet eye and well set ears giving a good expression. Would have preferred more length of back. 3rd Williams' Essanjay Dark Mood Rising

GD (2,1) 1st Ladnar Double Dutch, s/w, Good shape and length of back with well arched neck. Good flat skull with well placed stop, and sweet eye giving a good expression. Moved and showed well

PGD (2,1) 1st Skinner's Nikal It's Good To Be Black, tri, another with a lovely shape and length of back with a well bent stifle and good short hocks. A good clean head with a well placed stop. Would have preferred a sweeter eye. Well presented and showed well.

LD (5) A lovely class. 1st Collins' Triburle Zachary JW, this lad doesn't make it easy but when he wants to he shows off the most gorgeous expression with a well placed eye of super shape and well set ears. His head forms a clean wedge with a flat skull and well placed stop. A good shape with well placed shoulder and good short hocks. In good, well presented coat of  harsh texture. Moved very well. BD 2nd Jefferies & Alexander's Chantique Hot Toddy, another s/w with a lovely shape which he shows off well by standing on a loose lead. Clean head, well placed stop and kind eye giving sweet but masculine expression. Very well presented and showed non-stop. 3rd Tipper's Two Tone for Tiganlea

OD (4, abs)

MPB (6) A lovely class of babies 1st Davies' Rosschell Crystal Blu Belle, 7 month bm of lovely colour. Very glamorous with a lovely shape and well arched neck. Good shoulder and bend of stifle. Sweet eye well placed in a clean head with well placed stop. Beautifully presented. Moved and showed well.  2nd Rigby's Chelborn Up To Something at Eximer, 7 month s/w, similar in type to 1 with a lovely shape, good shoulder and bend of stifle. Lovely head, eye  and expression, but preferred the ear set of 1. 3rd Edwards & Bluck's Moonkisses From Ever After (IMP) NAF TAF

PB (7, 3) 1st James' Jopium Stuck In A Moment with Jamesfair, 10 month tri, super shape with a good shoulder and well arched neck. Very sweet in eye with well placed ears. Clean wedge, flat skull and well placed stop. Moved very well. BPB. 2nd Allen's Aniesh Blue Sapphire at Clymarian NAF, 10 month bm of good colour, super neck and good length of back. Well placed shoulder. Good head and expression. Very well presented. Just needs more confidence. 3rd Bradshaw's Barrenclough Golden Charm at Tyfield

JB (6,2) 1st Rigby's Kourika Krushed Krystal at Eximer, 17 month bm of good coat and colour. Lovely head and expression with a very sweet and well set ears which she used well. Lovely shape with good length of back and well arched neck. Moved and showed well. 2nd Ware's Kynan Paris By Night at Wassail, glamorous 13 month tri in full, well presented coat. Lovely shape with a super neck and good short hocks and well placed shoulder. Moved and showed well. Would have preferred lighter ears.  3rd Allen's Aniesh Blue Sapphire at Clymarian NAF

NB (5,4) 1st Williams' Essanjay Summer Breeze, bm, lovely neck and outline with a good shoulder and bend of stifle. Clean wedge head. Showed well

GB (3,2) 1st Mervant's Inspiration In Black Du Clos Des Seawind, lovely tri. Super shape, just my type with a good length of back and well arched neck set into well placed shoulders. Good bend of stifle with lovely short hocks and neat feet. Her head is lovely with a sweet, well placed eye and super ear set which, when she used them, gave a lovely expression. Just coming back into coat, sadly didn't move with the confidence or drive that her shape suggests but did enough to win RBB. Would gladly take her home and will watch her future with interest

PGB (4,2) 1st Jefferies & Alexander's Dallinaire Touch The Sky, bm I have seen many times but never fully appreciated her until today. Standing presents a lovely picture as she is shown on a loose lead away from her handler. This shows off her lovely outline with good length of back and super well arched neck set into well placed shoulders. Well bent stifle and short hocks allow her to move with drive. Very pretty head with a clean wedge, sweet, well placed eyes and well set ears , flat skull and well placed stop. In good coat which is a lovely well broken colour. Very well presented. Pleased to award her BOB and watch her win RBIS. 2nd Foster & Madge's Jaysur And All That Jazz, s/w of good shape with a lovely length of back and well arched neck. Didn't want to show herself off to advantage

LB (2,1) Slater's Amalie Lynmead Lets Go Lexi to Stanlox, s/w bitch, good length of back and well arched neck. Well placed shoulder. Good clean head with well set eye giving sweet expression. moved and showed well

OB (3) 1st Hawkins & Foy's Eloise Des Beldones, lovely headed s/w with sweet, well set eyes and well placed ears that she used well. Lovely rounded foreface and good flat skull. Good length of back and good length of neck. Lovely bend of stifle and short hocks allowed her to move with drive. In full coat which was presented beautifully. 2nd Davis' Rosschell Blue Crystal Ball, b/m in good coat and colour. Not quite the shape of 1, lovely eye and expression. Very well presented. 3rd Essanjay Moonflower

A/V Brace (2)2 sets of blues, both mother and daughter. 1st Benton's Oakestelle Venus De Milo/Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle, these 2 are just like peas in a pod and moved beautifully together. 2nd Williams' Essanjay Summer Breeze/Essanjay Moonflower

Judge - Sophie Wray