COLLIE ASSOCIATION OPEN SHOW
MAY 2015

SMOOTH COLLIE CRITIQUE
JUDGE - MS ANN FRENCH

My sincere thanks to the Committee for inviting me to judge, such a lovely show held in conjunction with SCCGB & with a garden party atmosphere, even the sun shone!  Thanks also to my two stewards.

Veteran Dog or Bitch  (6, 3) 1st Lusty’s Juniperwood Dream Maker at Blamorder, The star of the day. Flashy tri bitch of 7 years.    Ultra feminine expression, nice dark eye & correctly placed stop, topped off by well placed ears which she used none stop.  Overall body shape very pleasing, lovely length of neck, fabulous chest and shoulder placement, well muscled second thigh, moving with plenty of drive & keeping her topline on the move.  Showed her socks off today, surely on this form her title cannot be far away. BV, BB, BOB.   Delighted to see her go BIS in strong competition, very well done.
2nd  Forbe’s UK, Ir, Int Ch Pelghart Paint it Black at Willowhurst, tri male, old favorite of mine, good outline with excellent reach of neck, good front and well angulated, very worthy Champion, another veteran showing his socks off,  just showing his age in his movement a little.

Post Graduate Dog (5,4) 1st  Bell’s Koczkodan Nosblyth, Tri of 3 years, nice shape moved ok but sadly very unsettled by the low flying aircraft.


Open Dog  (7, 3)  1st Leach’s Manordeifi Dionysus at Hilltarn, 4 year old Blue merle of good colour.  Lovely shaped male who has the most wonderful expression, could use ears more but did enough for me.  Good turn of stifle, level topline would like him to carry more weight, showed and moved well.  BD
2nd  Russell’s Foxearth Fashion Guru for Koczkodan, 5 year old sable,  Beautiful long clean head and correctly placed eye, well set ears which he could use more to advantage, good length of neck, good topline, just lacks a little in rear angulation, showed well, moved ok. RBD


Puppy Bitch  (2,0)  1st Moore’s Manordeifi Summer Magic, lovely jet black tri of 11 months.  I really like this bitch, however well up for size.   Just love her expression, gorgeous dark eye, and beautifully molded foreface, good well placed stop with the flattest of skull.  Carry’s plenty of bone, well set on neck, good lay of shoulder / upper arm and correct angulations, with strong hocks.  Level, Firm topline.  Moved well though a little weight off would improve.  I shall watch her career with interest, am sure she will do well.  BP Delighted to see her go BPIS, well done.
2nd  Forbe’s Natalain Kilkenny At Willowhurst NAF TAF (imp Rus) Precocious baby of 8 months giving a lot away to winner.  Pretty well marked sable with lovely arched neck, good turn of stifle, ears bang on top, head needs to pull out & stop needs definition but plenty of time on her side.  Not the shoulder placement of 1.  Moved and showed really well.


Special Yearling Bitch (3,0)  Three very nice young bitches here.
1st Peacock’s Blamorder Back To The Start For Saraneth, very pretty tri with fabulous jet black shiny coat.  Moved and showed well, well put together with beautifully marked long neck,  good shoulder, level topline, just a bit proud of her tail at times.  Backskull needs to flatten.  Nice dark eye giving pleasing expression.
2nd  Sweeney’s Plaisance Blue Belle,  lots to like about this extremely pretty blue bitch of lovely shape and well broken colour.  Lovely expression, beautiful dark eye, correctly placed stop, good ear carriage when used.  Showing the best I have seen her today, just needs to relax a little more in her body to show her topline properly and then she could trouble the best, pushed 1 very hard.  Another I shall watch with interest.

Post Graduate Bitch (4,2)  1st   Trundley’s Juniperwood Kinda Special, well made blue with good white collar, has very good expression with a nice dark eye, flattest of backskull topped with very neat ears.  Strong topline.  Moved ok but carrying far too much weight.
2nd  Moore’s Tomalca Buttons N Bows At Manordeifi, sable with good correctly placed stop, Finer boned than I would like, moved ok.

Open Bitch (10, 2)  Best class of the day numerically yet still teaming with quality, spoilt for choice and all could change places on other days.
1st  Russell’s Manordeifi Satin Doll of Koczkodan, super tri bitch now just over 5 years old.  No secret I think she has it all.  Extra feminine with most beautiful head and ear carriage.  Oozes quality with beautiful outline, correct upperarm, holds her topline all the while and can outmove all else with her front extension & rear drive. Showed well.  Quite why she still awaits the upper house is a mystery. Sadly in the challenge she was much more interested in tidbits and fox poo in the grass. RBB/RBOB
2nd  Lusty’s Juniperwood Just A Dream,  Very flashy quality Tri with a lot to like.  Not long off a litter and not quite settled today with change of handler but did ok.  Another quality bitch with very good head properties giving the desired expression and beautifully constructed, moving out well, these 2 bitches can & will change places often I am sure.

Ms Ann French