YORKSHIRE COLLIE CLUB OPEN SHOW
1ST FEBRUARY 2015
ROUGH COLLIE DOGS AND BITCHES
  MRS CATHY HOWARD (Shandlmain)

Firstly, I would like to thank the Officers and Committee for the invitation to Judge today and my Stewards, Edith Pryor and Christine Biggs, I thoroughly enjoyed my first UK Breed Club appointment, a wonderful show with a warm and relaxed friendly atmosphere throughout the day. Secondly, many heartfelt thanks to the exhibitors who gave me a wonderful entry of 75 dogs making 89 entries.

Veteran Dog or Bitch (5/1 absent)
1. Cooney’s EMRYKS ELLIE AT LINGWELL
10 year old sable bitch who does not show her age, lovely clean head with excellent planes and correct well placed stop, well set ears which she is more than happy to use non stop, lovely arch of neck set in well placed shoulders with good depth of chest, well sprung ribs and good length of back, moved well. BVIS
2. Sargeant’s COARHABEG BLOWIN IN THE WIND
9 year old blue bitch of good colour with a lovely rounded muzzle good clean head just slightly deeper stop than 1, good length of neck and nice chest and lay of shoulder, good length of back and tail, moved well.
3. Whitaker’s SABIHA’S SWEET MELODY

Special Beginners Dog or Bitch (2/0 absent)
1. Taylor & Greenwood’s ROSSCHELL DOUBLE TROUBLE
8 month old Tri colour of good substance with jet black coat of correct texture, nicely set ears, good neck, good front angulation with a nice chest, would prefer slightly longer length to back, tail of good length, moved okay. RBPD
2. Dodsworth & Carr’s LIBANEL MAGICAL MARTINIQUE
Pretty sable bitch of 8 months, she has a lovely head with smooth moulded foreface, pretty eye and correct stop, lovely ear set, good length of neck and back, nice length of tail. Needs to spring her ribs as a tad narrow and would benefit with slightly more weight to her. Moved well.

Minor Puppy Dog (4/2 absent)
1. Edwards MOONPROMISES EVER AFTER (Imp Cze)
Wonderful 7 month old tri colour puppy with the blackest of jackets of correct texture, lovely head and correct almond shaped eye of good dark colour giving lovely expression, correctly placed stop which needs to break a bit more but hopefully will come with time, ears bang on top, lovely length of neck set into well laid back shoulders giving correct front angulation and wonderful depth of chest, good length of back and nice bend of stifle, good length of tail. His lovely construction gave him the ability to move out really well for one so young, well presented. BPD, BPIB was pleased to see him BPIS. One to watch for the future!
2. Wray’s TAKHISIS TRICK OR TREAT
Another lovely 7 month old tri colour puppy again of good substance with a wonderful black coat, head handles well with correct eye and wonderful expression, well placed stop, ears well tipped and correctly placed, neck of good length. Did not quite have the depth of chest or length of back of 1. Moved well and beautifully presented.

Puppy Dog (2/1 absent)
1. Taylor & Greenwood’s ROSSCHELL DOUBLE TROUBLE

Junior Dog (2/2 absent)

Maiden Dog (3/1 absent)
1. Dodsworth & Carr’s ROSSCHELL WILL I AM AT LIBANEL
Well constructed 16 month old dog, head handles well but would prefer less width in backskull and ears slightly better set, has a nicely shaped eye giving pleasing expression, moved out very well to give him the class.
2. Taylor & Greenwood’s ROSSCHELL DOUBLE TROUBLE

Graduate Dog (8/4 absent)
1. Randall’s LADNAR HARVEY MOON JW
Darkest tri colour dog of nearly 2 years old, lovely wedge shaped head, well placed and shaped eye giving a kind but alert expression with stop correctly placed, good flat skull and correctly placed ears, loved his crest of neck flowing into well laid back shoulders that gave him the correct front angulation and depth of chest that I was looking for. Excellent length of back and tail, well bent stifle leading into well let down hock that gave him the power to float around the ring. Beautifully presented and handled. Very pleased to award him BD and RBIB in the challenge and was lovely to watch him go RBIS and BOSIS.
2. Cooney’s JOPIUM STOLEN MY HEART AT LINGWELL
A lovely sable dog with well rounded muzzle and clean head. At first impression stop looks deeper than I desire but on handling is not and is correct. Well set ear carriage, good neck and shoulders, nice depth of chest and length of back. Moved well and well presented.
3. Greenfield’s MCLEODS DEALERS ILLEGAL DANCER

Post Graduate Dog (4/1 absent)
1. Dix’ GEMASTRA COLD AS ICE AT TREWEEK
4 year old Blue Merle, darker coloured blue but nevertheless has a head that handles well, lovely overall shape and construction with a good neck, shoulders and chest. Would prefer ears less heavy and slightly closer together. Moved out well to win him the class.
2. Calvert & Sargeant’s COARHABEG SNOWY ALBATROSS WITH LENINGAY
Clear silver blue merle dog of 3 years, nice foreface and eye but slightly deeper in head and wider in backskull than 1. Good neck, and length of back but more upright in shoulder and upper arm than 1 which gave less forward reach on the move. Well presented.
3. Bartram’s AQUALITA ONE LOVE

Limit Dog (6/1 absent)
1. Greenfield’s KARCASM ROYAL DOULTON
4 year old Blue Merle Dog of good colour, has a wonderful wedge shape head that handles exceptionally well, lovely rounded foreface, correctly placed stop with lovely eye shape, correct flat skull that is not too wide and well placed ears, lovely front and rear angulation and good chest and length of back, well let down hocks, moved well and well presented.
2. Sargeant’s COARHABEG SEA HAWK
3 year old tri colour with well presented jet black coat and darkest rich tan markings, nice rounded foreface, well placed stop and good dark kind eye, deeper through head than 1, well set ears, good neck set in well laid back shoulders, good length of back and tail, moved well and beautifully presented.
3. Pointon’s ALDREEN INNUENDO JW

Open Dog (3/1 absent)
1. Smith’s LADNAR TIMESHARE FOR RASHEL
4 year old Blue Merle dog of exceptional colour and markings, lovely masculine head with nice rounded foreface and well placed stop, good eye shape, ears are well set but he could carry them slightly higher. Lovely arch of neck into well placed shoulders, loved his substance and length, moved well and beautifully presented, was pleased to award him RBD.
2. Boyle’s BARRENCLOUGH TOUCH OF CLASS JW Sh CM
Shaded Sable dog of 4 years, head handles well and is clean but eyes are smaller than desired, wider in skull than 1 and ears further apart. Has a very nice neck to him and good length, moved okay but slightly close behind on the move.

Minor Puppy Bitch (7/2 absent)
1. Stillwell’s BELLAWAVE CAUGHT IN A DREAM
6 month old tri colour baby of excellent quality and exceptionally good colour, lovely head to handle at her age and well shaped dark eye, well set ears that are carried and used well, lovely neck set on a body with a gorgeous front assembly and good length of back, good bend of stifle, slightly higher at hock but she has plenty of time to settle. Moved well and beautifully presented. RBPB
2. Edwards MOONKISSES FROM EVER AFTER
Rich sable bitch of 7 months of age, another of excellent quality with a lovely head, slightly smaller eye than 1 but still a nice shape, really good ear set, lovely arch of neck, nice front and rear assembly, moved well and again, beautifully presented.
3. Wray’s TAKHISIS LADY LUCINDA

Puppy Bitch (5/1 absent)
1. Blake’s CORYDON DARK VICTRESS
Gorgeous tri colour bitch puppy of 10 months old, correct and smooth wedge shaped head, lovely rounded foreface and correct stop, well set ears, lovely neck, wonderful construction and substance on this puppy and has lovely well let down hocks, moved with drive, beautifully presented and handled, pleased to give her BPB. Pushed extremely hard for BPIB
2. Pointon’s ALDREEN DRESSED TO IMPRESS
Lovely 10 month old tri colour bitch puppy that is slightly finer all over than 1 and is shorter in back but has plenty of time to lengthen, lovely head with good underjaw, nicely set ears, moved well.
3. Boyle’s MONSOLANA BUTTERFLY BLUE OVER BARRENCLOUGH (Naf)

Junior Bitch (4/2 absent)
1. Boyle’s MONSOLANA BUTTERFLY BLUE OVER BARRENCLOUGH (Naf)
10 month old Blue Merle Bitch of good substance all over. Head handles well and nice eye but slightly wide in skull therefore ears are a bit wide apart. Good neck and overall body shape, moved okay.
2. Whitaker’s ANIESH MISTY BLUE MOON OF SILLITO
Blue Merle Bitch, 1 day off of 12 months old, nice head but would prefer more underjaw and is wide in skull therefore ears further apart, nice body shape and moved okay.

Maiden Bitch (4/1 absent and 1 transferred to Open Class)
1. Dix’ GEMASTRA JUST ONE KISS AT TREWEEK
17 month old tri colour bitch with a nice head and good underjaw, lovely neck sitting on well placed shoulders giving her a lovely chest, good length of back and tail, well bent stifle, moved well.
2. Bantram’s JARDS CRYSTAL ROSE GOLD
Sable bitch of 20 months, really liked this bitch but unfortunately is quite nervy and therefore was difficult to assess her as well as I would have liked, has a lovely head with good stop and eye shape, lovely rounded foreface, good neck and chest, rear angulation not as good as 1, moved okay.

Graduate Bitch (8/5 absent)
1. Boyle’s MONSOLANA BUTTERFLY BLUE OVER BARRENCLOUGH (Naf)
2. Dodsworth & Carr’s ERJON EBONY ROSE AT LIBANEL
Nice overall shape from this bitch of 4 years old but head could be more refined, small neat ears but one was having a tendency to fly, moved well
3. Bantram’s JARDS CRYSTAL ROSE GOLD

Post Graduate Bitch (11/3 absent)
1. Blake’s CORYDON BLUE FIZZ
This Blue Merle bitch of 19 months oozes quality from head to toe and is a joy to go over. Her substance is second to none, she has adequate bone for her size, thinking of the breed standard as a silhouette, this bitch is it. Beautifully rounded muzzle with a strong and correct underjaw, correctly placed stop with perfect size and shape of eye, lovely flat skull with ears correctly positioned and tipped, her arched and muscular neck sits neatly on perfectly placed shoulders that give the correct front angulation and chest that I was looking for, her back flows smoothly into a slight rise, loin is firm an muscular, well set tail of good length and rear angulation is correct with well let down hocks to give her the power to float around the ring with ease and her forward reach just confirms the excellent front that this bitch has. Presented to perfection, this is what I was looking for today in a rough collie. She naturally stands correctly at lead length to the handler and was in harmony with her handler on the move. Even being out of coat could not detract from the correct construction of this young lady and I was more than happy to award her BB and BOB and pleased that she went BIS, so very well deserved.
2. McGrath’s CHURCHOAK TRULY FOR SERYPHINA
Another quality bitch presented in excellent condition. Tri colour that is approaching 3 years of age, this bitch has a lovely head with good underjaw, nice eye and although slightly smaller eye than 1 still of good size and shape, nice flat skull with correctly positioned ears, strong neck and well placed shoulders, another with a lovely front assembly which shows in her forward reach on the move. Lovely length of back, well set long tail, good bend of stifle and powerful hocks giving drive on the move. Pushed hard and could not deny bringing her back in for the challenge to award her RBB.
3. Fox’s ERJON EDNA

Limit Bitch (8/1 absent)
1. Collins’ WICANI LOVE ON BLUE FIRDAYS AT ROSSCARR
This nearly 6 year old Blue Merle bitch has a lovely smooth wedge shape head with a well placed and correct shaped eye of good colour, her skull is flat and her ears are correctly placed, she has a strong muscular neck with well placed shoulders and a front assembly that is so correct with a wonderful chest, she has good length of back, correct angulation at the rear and well let down hocks giving her drive to move round the ring with ease. The colour of this bitch is not her crowning glory and she is not a good colour blue merle being way to dark slate for my liking but her construction is fabulous. Therefore I had to beg the question, would I put a dog down the line that has fabulous construction and movement but is not a good colour blue merle? I do not fault judge, preferring to weigh up the merits of a dog entered under me against the faults and therefore I could not deny her first place.
2. Smith’s CAMANNA NAOMI CAMPBELL
4 year old tri colour bitch with nice head but would prefer more underjaw, another with a very good front assembly and chest, good shape and lovely short hocks, moved well.
3. Hassock’s CAMANNA COTTON PICKERNINNY

Class 18 - Open Bitch (4/0 absent)
1. Collins’ WICANI LOVE ON BLUE FIRDAYS AT ROSSCARR
2. Hassock’s CAMANNA CHINESE WHISPERS
Beautiful blue merle bitch of clear and correct silver blue. This bitch is a lovely example with a lovely head that handles so well and is a lovely blunt wedge shape from all angles. She has well set ears and good neck, lovely length of back but I preferred the front and chest on 1. Moved well and presented well
3. Fox’s AMALIE LYNMEAD HONEY HONEY FOR ALANITA

 

Judge – Mrs Cathy Howard (Shandlmain)