Lancashire and Cheshire Collie Club Championship Show

May 1st 2016

I would like to thank the Officers and Committee of the Lancashire and Cheshire Collie Club for giving me the opportunity to judge my first Championship Show of the breed I love so much and to my stewards, Viv, Val and Ann, who kept me in order throughout. Also a big thank you to the exhibitors for entering and giving me the opportunity to go over so many lovely specimens of the breed and for the way you accepted my decisions.

Minor Puppy Bitch (4,0)

1. Humphrey Brilyn a Shade Intoxicated at Shasam (NAF) a lovely sable and white that stood and showed herself off. She has a good length of neck, a nice clean head with a slight stop. She uses her ears well to give the true collie expression that I was looking for. She moved very well on good feet and carries her tail correctly. 2. Mellish Demelewis Dare to Tell another bitch that had a nice head, eye and used her ears well. In good coat and moved well on good feet 3. Edwards Cariadhaf Causing Chaos at Elshajo (NAF) 4. Salter Lynaire Wild Rose (NAF/TAF)

Puppy Bitch (5,1)

1. Melvin & Jopson Nithview Summer Lovin a sable and white with a lovely head, dark eye and well used ears. She has a good well fitting coat that was groomed to perfection. She moved round the ring with drive. 2. Lockyer Aaronwell a Foxy Lady at Gataj nice clean head with good ear carriage. Lovely dark eye and well fitting coat. Moved well 3. Cozen & Buckley Bhyllsacre Starlight 4. Biggs Aqualita Iridessa at Spirecroft

Junior Bitch (5, 0)

1. Wray Beldones Duchess of Dreams JW a beautiful sable and white that was groomed to perfection. She has a lovely head with dark almond shape eyes. She uses her ears well and moved round the ring with drive 2. Randalls Ladnar Inkheart a nice headed tricolour with a lovely dark eye that at first glance I thought would win the class. Very unlucky to meet the first. A well fitting coat and good movement 3. Flower Serenlas Keeping Faith
 4. Boyle Monsolana Madam Blues over Barrenclough (Imp Rus) 5. Stringfellow Kiramillie Kontradiction

Maiden Bitch (3, 1)

1. Hawkins Brilyn A Touch Intoxicated BPB litter sister to the minor puppy winner and much the same critique apply. A beautiful sable and white that caught my eye on entering the ring. She, like her sister, stood and showed herself. She has a good reach of neck, with a nice clean head with a slight stop. She uses her ears well to give that beautiful collie expression that I was looking for. Her movement was very good on good feet and she carries her tail correctly. 2. Lockyer Aaronwell A Foxy Lady for Gataj Novice Bitch (6, 0) 1. Randalls Ladnar Inkheart 2. Lockyer Aaronwell A Foxy Lady for Gataj 3. Mitchell & McVittie Caronlea Pixie Chick 4. Boyle Monsolana Madam Blues over Barrenclough (Imp Rus) 5. Cozen & Buckley Bhyllsacre Starlight

Graduate Bitch (7,3)

1. Geddes Ingledene Frost at Nite A lovely tricolour that has a nice clean wedged head with dark eye and topped with good ear carriage. Good reach of neck and good fitting coat. She moves with drive and has a good tail carriage. 2. Harrison Cariadhaf Classic Touch A beautiful sable and white that was unlucky to meet the winner. She has a lovely clean head, dark eye and good ear carriage. Good movement with good tail carriage. 3. Beare Guilty Secret with Brilyn 4. Pointon Aldreen Dressed to Impress

Post Graduate Bitch (10,0)

1. Makepeace Aldermeade Cameron Diaz at Lynaire A lovely bitch that has a nice clean wedged head with dark eye and topped with good ears. Good reach of neck and good fitting coat. She moved well and has a good tail carriage. 2. Cooke & Watson Aniesh Forever Blue with Whatacoo a nice coloured blue merle with a lovely head and eye. She stood and showed well. She moved with drive 3. Lockyer Gataj Sweet Surprises 4. Melville & Jopson Lillyway Lovin' You at Nithview 5. Williams Essanjay Moonflower

Limit Bitch (10, 0)

1. Randalls Ladnar Footsteps BCC/BOB/RBIS the best class of the day for me. Any of the first 3 could swap places on another day. But today this blue merle took my eye as soon as she entered the ring and I wasn’t disappointed when I went over her. She has a beautiful clean wedge head, lovely dark almond eyes, excellent ear carriage and good reach of neck that together give that lovely collie expression that I was looking for. Her excellent fitting coat is of a good colour. Her movement round the ring was effortless. I just wish she was mine. 2. Grindley Lanrue Ladybird of Myriehewe A sable and white that was unlucky to meet the winner. She a lovely clean head, beautiful dark eyes and good ear carriage. She was groomed to perfection as always from this kennel. Another that moved very well. 3. Mitchell & Jordon Avonfair Secret Attraction JW
 4. Pointon Monsolana Risper On The Wind over Aldreen (Imp Rus) JW 5. Cozens & Buckley Ladnar Imagination with Bhyllsacre

Open Bitch (7, 0)

1. Barrett Ch. Brooklynson Fifth Avenue RBCC A sable and white that I have admired from the ringside and wasn’t disappointed when I went over her. A nice clean wedge head, nice eye and ears. She has a good reach of neck and good well fitting coat of good texture. She moved well round the ring. 2. Humphrey Brilyn’s Guilty Pleasure is Shasam a sable and white bitch that has a nice head, eye and ears. In good coat that fitted well. Stood and showed herself. Her movement was good 3. Hawkins Brilyn Platinum Lustre
 4. Blakes Demelewis Catch The Breeze for Corydon 5. Makepeace Lynaire Angel In Gold

Judge - Bill Rogerson