National Working & Pastoral Breeds Open Show
14th February 2015
Judge Philip Sargeant (Coarhabeg)

Many thanks to the committee for inviting me to Judge and a very big thank you to the exhibitors for giving me such a good entry and finally to the Collie Association for supporting the classes with some very nice Rosettes and Prizes.
I was very pleased to note that I had more dogs with good muscle tone and straight hocks than there were with slack muscles and cow hocks, although some of the movements were a bit sluggish, but maybe the polished and line marked floor put some of them off.

Puppy Dog or Bitch 5 (2)
1st Tame’s Rahlissa Love Song a 9mth old Rich Golden Sable bitch with a balanced head, correct ears eyes and bite. Good reach of neck, topline and length of back. Well angulated front and rear and moved well. BP.
2nd Cousins & Buckley’s Bhyllsacre Babycham.

Junior Dog or Bitch
1st Whitaker’s Aniesh Misty Blue Moon of Ashtree a very nicely marked 1yr old Blue Merle Bitch with a head correct in all aspects and sweet expression. Well arched neck, good length of back with slight rise over the loins. Good angulation at front and rear and well muscled.Maybe a little out of coat but moved effortlessly and with a nice spring in her step. BB & RBOB.
2nd Allen’s Aniesh Blue Sapphire at Clymarian.

Post Graduate Dog or Bitch. 11 (3)
1st Cooney’s Jopium Stole My Heart at Lingwell. A 21mth old Golden Sable dog of good size. Balenced masculine head with correct eye and bight. Decent length of back with rise over the loins, good conformation front and rear, nicely muscled and moved well.
2nd Davies’ Tiganlea Silver Trinket of Sabiha.

Open Dog. 5 (1)
1st Jones’ Capriora Diamond Treasure a 9 yr old Tri colour Dog with  a nice head having correct ear carriage, eye placement, teeth and with the gentilist of expressions. Well arched neck going into a good length of back. Well laid back shoulder and good spring of ribs,  very well muscled hind quarters, good bend of stifle, well let down and parallel hocks giving plenty of drive. Moved with ease and a bounce in his step. BOB
2nd Scott’s Aniesh Portrait in Blue Sh CM.

Open Bitch 5 (1)
1ST Farthing’s Ladnar One More Time For Didek. A Tri coloured bitch of 2 yrs with a  good head with correct eye placement a bite and sweet expression. Decent length of back with the correct rise over the loins Well conformed front and rear moved OK.
2nd Whitaker’s Sabiha’s Sweet Melody.