Northumberland and Durham - Open Show -
October 2014 - Rough Collie critique

Mr Phillip Sargeant - Coarhabeg

A thank you to the club for offering me this show and a big thank you to the exhibitors for entering. In general I look for good sized dogs with a sweet expression, moderate stop, well arched neck, good length of back, good angulation and movement also with a coat which would allow them to do a days work. I was delighted to find these features in many of my entry. In particular the Minor Puppy Bitches.


Class 1 Minor Puppy Dog 1 (0)
1st Blake’s Corydon The Ringleader. A beautifully presented 8 mth old Golden Sable of good size, well constructed and moved soundly. He ticked a lot of the boxes for me until I came to his head,I would  have preferred a little more stop and a sweeter expression.
Class 2 Puppy Dog 3 (1)
1st Fox’s Alanita Razzle Dazzle. A good sized Golden Sable dog of just under 1 year with a good head and sweet expression, well constructed front and rear, good topline of decent length and moved freely.   BPD
2nd Blake’s Corydon The Ringleader. (See Minor Puppy Dog)

Class 3 Junior Dog 2 (0)
1st Alanita Razzle Dazzle. (See Puppy Dog)
2nd Dodsworth & Carr’s Rosschell Will I Am at Libanel.  A well balanced 1yr old Tri with a sweet expression, good front and rear construction and moved well. A bit out of coat and I preferred the size of 1.

Class 4 Yearling Dog 6 (1)
1st Randall’s Ladnar Harveymoon JW. A very good all round 1 ½ yr old Tri, who has everything going for him. I have always liked this dog and he just seems to get better each time I see him. Going over him confirmed this he just about has most of what I look for in a collie ,gentle but masculine expression, well arched neck, good topline, etc and moved with ease. BD & BOB
2nd Wilson’s Gallenja Star Gazer. A 1yr old lightly shaded sable good front and rear angulations well muscled and moved with ease.
3rd Mellish’s Demelewis Moonchaser

Class 5 Novice Dog 2 (0)
1st Fox’s Alanita Razzle Dazzle
2nd Blake’s Corydon The Ringleader
(See Class 2 Puppy Dog)

Class 6 Post Graduate Dog 2 (1)
1st Melvin & Jopson’s Starlenga Streets Ahead at Nithview. A 1 ¾ yr old S/W dog with a good head with sweet expression, well constructed front and rear, nicely muscled and moved freely.

Class 7 Limit Dog 5 (3)
1st Boyle’s Barrenclough Touch of Class JW ShCM.  A nicely marked Shaded Sable of 4 yrs. Good size, good front and rear angulation, showed and moved well.
2nd Melvin & Jopson’s Starlenga Streetfighter at Nithview ShCM. Another well marked shaded sable of good size, but this time a 3yr old also with good conformation. Very little between them but I preferred the movement of No 1.

Class 8 Open Dog 2(0)
1st Smith’s Ladnar Timeshare For Rashel. A very nicely marked  4 yr old B/M. Good head with correct eye and ears. Well constructed front and rear, good topline with correct rise over the loins, moved well. RBD & RBOB
2nd Fox’s Alanita Whats It All About. A Shaded Sable dog just short of 4 yrs. Good head and conformation I preferred the movement of No 1

Class 9 Veteran Dog 1 (1)

Class 10 Minor Puppy Bitch 5 (0)
I really liked this class, they were all good and I was nit picking when I made my decision.


1st Randall’s Ladnar Footsteps.  A very nice 7 mth old B/M puppy bitch of excellent colour and well marked. Very good head, reach of neck and topline. Decent length to height ratio, Good conformation and moved with ease. BPB RBB
2nd  Mellish’s Corydon Victoriana For Demelewis. A 8 mth old Tri bitch of very good colour and well marked. Very nice head and good topline. Good construction and moved well.
3rd Blake’s Corydon Dark Victress.

Class 11 Puppy Bitch 4 (0)
1st Blake’s Corydon Dark Victress.  A well built 8 mth old Tri puppy bitch with good spring of rib, topline and construction front and rear, moved well, I would have liked a softer expression.
2nd Boyle’s Monsolana Butterfly Blue Over Barranclough. A well marked B/M puppy bitch correct head and eye, good topline and construction front and rear, moved well.
3rd Fox’s Alanita Winter Jazzmine.

Class 12 Junior Bitch 6 (1)
1st Fox’s Alanita Winter Jazzmine. A nicely marked 1 yr old golden sable bitch with a good head and eye nice arched neck, good topline and construction. Could have stood and showed a bit better
2nd Copsey;s Gemheid Lilac Light at Roshura. A 1 yr old B/M bitch nicely marked. Good head with sweet expression, nice topline with slight rise over the loins, moved well.
3rd Davies’ Tiganlea Silver Trinket at Sabiha.

Class 13 Yearling Bitch 2 (0)
1st  Davies’ Tiganlea Silver Trinket at Sabiha. A 1 yr old B/M bitch built a little on the light side. Nice head with a sweet expression. Generally good all round with good colour stood and showed well.
2nd Wlison’s Gallenja Robbies Dream Girl.  A 1 yr old Sable & White bitch with plenty of coat, good head and sweet expression, well muscled but a little reluctant on the move.

Class 14 Novice Bitch 4 (1)
1st Corydon Dark Victress. ( See Puppy Bitch)
2nd Boyle’s Monsolana Butterfly Blue Over Barranclough. ( See Puppy Bitch)
3rd Whitaker’s Aneism Misty Blue Moon of Siluto

Class 15 Post Graduate Bitch 8 (4)
1st Davies’ Tiganlea Silver Trinket at Sabiha. (See Yearling Bitch)
2nd Whitaker’s Jopium Magical Dream. A 2 ½ yr tri colour bitch with good conformation front and rear, nice topline with a rise over the loins, could have showed herself off a bit better.
3rd Wilson’s Camanna Connie Selecca

Class 16 Limit Bitch 6 (4)
1st Mitchell’s Avonfair Secret Attraction JW. A well coated 5 yr old golden sable bitch of light build. Good head and expression, good topline, showed and moved well.
2nd Moore’s Danfrebek Amazing Grace for Alanita. A lightly shaded sable bitch of good build, sweet expression and good topline, showed well, could have moved a bit better.

Class 17 Open Bitch 3(2)
1st Wilson’s Marjula Talk Back. A 2 ½ yr old Tri colour bitch with a good head and expression, good conformation front and rear, well muscled and moved well. Carries a lot of coat.

Class 18 Veteran Bitch 3 (2)
1st Grainger & Mitchell’s Samhaven Classical Music. JW ShCM. A very well coated golden sable bitch of 7 yrs with a nice head and expression, good topline and conformation, moved OK and showed well.

Judge Mr Phillip Sargeant