Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club
Championship Show
May 2015

ROUGH COLLIE BITCHES

I would like to thank the club, for their invitation to judge this Ch show, also all the exhibitors for entering their Rough Collies under me. It has been a privilege to judge your Collies, & I was impressed with the qualities of all my winners. As a Collie exhibitor of nearly 40 years, I still have a kennel of 8 dogs, & enjoy showing the breed in New Zealand, I have been influenced over the years by many famous Rough Collies, but also as an all-round judge, I insist on soundness & correct good movement, again many thanks for this quite lovely appointment.

Minor Puppy (3,1a)

1 Abbot’s Cotswoldway Heart Beat, a 7 months tri, nice type, excellent ears, good eye, nice neck length, a good sound mover; 2 Evans’ Ingledene All Laced Up, a 6 months s/w over built at present, ears a little heavy, would prefer more stop, good bones. 

Puppy (9)

1 Tame’s Rahlissa Love Song, a s/w, a good type & size, correct head planes, nice correct shape, sweet dark eyes, good ear placement & carriage, good front & hind angulations, moved out well. I really liked this one. BPB, BPIS; 2 Blakie’s Kourika Kandita, nice type of b/m, good colour, well proportioned, head planes are good, nice dark correct shape eyes, a good expression, correct angulations, moved soundly; 3 Melvin’s Lillyway Lovin You at Nithview.

Junior (8)

1 Randall’s Ladnar Footsteps, a b/m of a good size &correct type, head has correct planes & a good ear carriage, dark eyes of correct shape & size, she is nicely balanced throughout, good shoulder angulation, a clean neck, moved out well; 2 White’s Corydon Femme Fatale for Mejola, tri, bigger in size than the winner, with good proportions, ears need to lift a little more, more classic head proportions, lovely neck & shoulders, correct hindquarters, moved well, a little big for me but a very good type; 3 Corney’s Yenroc Grand Maree.

Maiden (3,1)

1 Wray’s Takhisis Lady Lucinda, a b/m, with correct proportions, head planes are correct, ear placement is good, nice size with good angulations; 2 Grindley’s Lanrue Amazing Grace, a tri of a good type & size, she has a very good shape, beautiful dark coloured coat, excellent turn of stifle, lost first place due to temperament. N (5) 1 Beardsworth’s Maysinder Dancing Queen, nice size, a good s/w coat, a bit big in eye for me, moved out well; 2 T Lady Lucinda; 3 Grindley’s Lanrue Ladybird of Myriehewe. 

Graduate (12)

1 Hawkins’ Brilyn Glory Days, a s/w of a good size & type, she has a lovely head, all correct planes, beautiful dark correct shape eyes, giving me a sweet expression, moved soundly with good angulations front & rear; 2 Lockyer’s Gataj Welcombe With A Kiss, a b/m of a good colour, correct size& type, good head planes, nice correct shape dark eyes, good angulations front & rear, moved out well; 3 Geddes’ Ingledene Frost At Nite. 

Post Graduate (14)

1 Blakie’s Kourika Karrizma, a quite beautiful tri in good coat, she is the correct size, good head planes, a beautiful expression, she has excellent angulations, fore & rear, & has the correct placed & colour of eyes, moved out well; 2 Growcott’s Jopium Fascinator, another lovely tri bitch, as the winner, she is a good size, beautiful colour & correct proportions, good head planes, moved out well; 3 Lockyer’s Gataj Sweet Surprise. 

Limit (13)

1 Harrison’s Cariadhaf Candy Kisses, a b/m of correct size & type, moved very well with a typical Collie movement, excellent neck, correct head properties, correct placed & shape, & colour of eyes giving the sweetest of expression. RCC; 2 Humphrey’s Brilyns Guilty Pleasure is Shasam, a s/w, a lovely type, with the correct head, a kind sweet expression, she is a good size, good bone structure, well angulated, a good sound mover; 3 Lockyer’s Gataj Willow Of Surprises. 

Open (12)

1 Hawkins’ Brilyn Feel The Difference, I really loved this s/w bitch, she is a very nice & good sound size & type, she has the most beautiful classic head proportions, correct shape & colour of eyes, good ear placement all combining to give the sweetest of expression. She has a very sound movement coming from good front & rear construction. A worthy winner. CC, I was pleased to award her BOB in agreement with my co-judge, &delighted to see her win BIS under Mr Derek Rigby later in the day, well done; 2 Watt’s Culbrae Charm Offensive, again a s/w of a good correct size, nice bone structure, excellent head qualities, moved out well; 3 Barrett’s Ch Brooklynson Miley Cirus.

Elizabeth Blake-Watts