Midland Collie Open Show
December 2014 - Smooth Collie

Thank you Midland Collie for the opportunity to judge Smooth Collies at your open show, I enjoyed my day immensely.  Movement was difficult to assess at times as some were moving wide behind, maybe to compensate for the slippery floor.  Some dogs could have been cleaner, and some teeth need a little attention.

 

Puppy Dog/Bitch (2) 2 Abs

 

Junior Dog/Bitch (4) 2 Abs

1st Trundleys, BLAMORDER BACK TO THE FUTURE

15 Months Blue dog of quality. lovely Blue Colour, well broken. loved his head and expression, ears a little light at times.  Super neck and well laid shoulders, loved his outline and hindquarters, just edged on movement.  More animated then the Open dog to take Best Dog.

2nd Lusty's BLAMORDER BACK WITH A DREAM

Litter sister to above,  Harlequin in Colour,  a lovely shaped bitch, unfortunately her ears were pricked  which did spoil her expression.  Sweet Temperament. Moved ok for her handler, but a little naughty standing.

 

Post Graduate Dog/Bitch (5) 1 Abs

1st Trundleys, BLAMORDER BACK TO THE FUTURE

2nd Benton's OAKESTELLE VENUS DE MILO

Super Coloured Blue Bitch, needs to fill out.  Sweet Head and Expression with really good ears.  Well Arched neck, Straight front and well angulated behind, looked good in profile standing and moving but  moving a little wide behind.

 

Open Dog (4) 1 Abs

1st Griffith's ALOPEX MATT FINNISH, 8 Year old Tri Dog, Nice head, with good ear carriage, but a little round in eye.  strong neck, and good angulations fore and aft.  moved soundly for his runner, but would like more enthusiasm on the move. BVIB

2nd Trundley's  JUNIPERWOOD KINGS OF KINGS, Has lost a lot of weight since I last saw this dog to his benefit, really liked him to go over, best mover in the class, possibly the entry, liked his head, good neck, More the type I like, but just would not use his ears at all.  Well presented in lovely coat.

3rd Benton's OAKESTELLE VIVALDI, completed a Trio of nice dogs, at that teenage stage, just needs to settle and body up moved well

 

Open Bitch (8) 3 Abs

1st Lusty's JUNIPERWOOD JUST A DREAM,  A easy winner for me on the day, had no hesitation in awarding her BB & BOB and thrilled to see her go Best in Show.  Loved her super outline with a strong arch neck into good shoulders, straight front.  good feet, liked her head and sweet expression and correct shaped eye.  used her ears constantly and moved effortlessly. for me a girl who should go to the top. 

2nd Benton's ALOPEX MARIONETTE AT OAKESTELLE, another lovely coloured blue, well broken, straight front, well sprung ribs, well arched neck, real showgirl, stands and shows non stop, not the movement of 1st, and preferred the head of her daughter in Post Graduate for Reserve Bitch

  

Fay Hutchings - Judge