Leek Agricultural Show
July 30th 2016

Rough Collies


Thank you to my very efficient steward.

Presentation in some cases could have been better, some dogs had dirty whites and undercoat not groomed – there is no excuse for dirty dogs at a show.  The “effortless” movement was sadly lacking.

Puppy  2  (1 absent)
1st and Best Puppy Edwards Cariadhaf Causing Chaos At Elshajo
Blue merle baby of 9 months who stood alone in this class, lovely shape when standing, nice eye placement, moved well, excellent presentation just needs time to mature. A promising puppy.

Junior  3  (2 absent)
1st  Boyle’s Monsolana Madam Blue Over Barrenclough
Blue merle bitch who unfortunately was not in her best clothes today, and is at that in-between stage however she is a nice shape with a good outline, moved ok would like to see her when her new wardrobe arrives and she is fully mature.

Post Graduate 5  ( 2 absent)
1st Boyle’s Monsolana Butterfly Blue Over Barrenclough
Another blue merle  bitch who was again not in her best clothes, she is a lovely shape with good head qualities, nice eye, good ear placement, moved ok, prefer the qualities of this young lady to her kennel mate.

2nd Williams Essanjay Dark Moon Rising
3 year old tri colour dog with excellent bone, lovely outline, jet black coat which was well presented, moved well.
3rd  withheld due to dog being lame on the day.

Open  6 ( 2 absent)
1st and Best Of Breed
Harrison’s Cariadhaf Candy Kisses
Yet another blue merle, this young lady appealed for her overall quality and  shape when standing, she has good head qualities with well placed ears which she used well, pleasing expression, well constructed, moved well with drive from the rear. Good colour, presentation excellent a very worthy winner.

2nd and Reserve Best Of Breed
Pullin’s Chantique Starlight at Myjacks
Sable and white bitch in full coat which was well presented, good head, eye and expression, good outline when standing, movement not as positive as 1st place.

3rd Boyle’s Barrenclough Moon Glow

Sue Phipps (Oakanmoor)