I would like to thank the officers and committee of Thetford & District Canine Society for inviting me to judge Smooth Collies at their open show. I was pleased with my entry and very pleased with my winners. Also congratulations must go to all of the hard working officers and committee for a fantastically well run show and to my steward Muriel for making my ring run very efficiently.

Smooth Collies

Junior (0,0)

Post Graduate (3,1)

1st Trundleys – Sturtmoor Klarissants Kiss At Juniperwood
Very flashy 20 month old Tri-Colour bitch. Sweet head with equal planes and lovely eye set. Good neck, good shoulders, good depth of chest, good spring of rib, nice shape, good bend of stifle which enabled her to move around the ring with ease.

2nd Trundleys – Juniperwood Joyful
4 year old Sable/White bitch. Slightly finer in head than 1. nice reach of neck, good length of back, nice shape. Moved ok. Slightly unsettled today.

Open (6,2)

1st Listers – Manordeifi Miss Daisy At Newarp
5 year old Tri-Colour bitch, such a showgirl which helps to enhance her expression. Lovely eye shape, Lovely reach of neck, well balanced shoulders, good rib cage allowing plenty of heart room, good length of back and excellent powerful hocks. Moved well. BOB.

2nd Bentons – Oakestelle Venus De Milo
3 year old Blue Merle bitch. Well balanced head, good neck, good spring of rib, nice shape. Moved ok. Would prefer a smaller eye.

Mr J A Blackburn.