BRITISH COLLIE CLUB MARCH 2017
ROUGH COLLIE BITCHES

It was a privilege to judge Rough Collie bitches for the British Collie Club, I was overwhelmed with the super entry and touched by the quality of exhibits. Many lovely bitches sadly were unplaced due to the depth of quality before me.
On the whole presentation was excellent and I was thrilled with my final line up.
On the negative side I found a number of exhibits with incorrect  front angulation, shoulders were not laid back enough and consequently movement was lacking in front
extension.  Loose front movement and ‘toeing in’ when coming towards me, I found to be a problem.
Despite that I thoroughly enjoyed my day and wish to thank all the exhibitors for making this a day to remember.


VETERAN (4:0) 1ST HUMPHREYS BRILYN KISS AT MIDNIGHT TO JAMESFAIR – 8 yr tri presented in super condition, Classic outline, strong arched neck, correct lay back of shoulder, well angulated at  the rear with well muscled thighs, moved out well on strong hocks. Clean head of good length, lovely eye shape giving a kind expression, showed well although ear carriage could be higher, B.V.
2ND CRONKS CH CELBORN WISH – 10 yr s/w of lovely type who has retained all her feminine charms, in lovely  coat and condition, again with good muscle tone. Pretty head and expression, strong arched neck leading to a lovely body shape with good angulation, moved well just not quite as positive as the winner.
3rd SMEDLEY’S FRANCHESKA FROM ANTOC

MPB (13:2) Quality class
1st GLADWELLS MONSOLANA LOVE N KISS JOTARS ; 7 month B/m Glamorous puppy, beautiful presented coat of good colour which is well marked, Well balanced with excellent proportions. Super reach of neck, excellent hind angulation, stood four square with good bone on tight feet. Clean head with lovely moulding to foreface, well set sweet dark eyes giving an intelligent expression. I would like to see her a bit bigger but time is on her side. Moved and showed well and was impeccably behaved for one so young. BPB, thrilled to see her go BPIS, well done.
2nd WRAY’S TAHKISIS VISION OF DREAMS : 6 month S/W, another gorgeous puppy who is well balanced, lovely head with correct stop, sweetest of eyes giving such a soft but cheeky expression, lovely body shape, correct angulation, good bone. Moved well when  she concentrated on the job in hand.
3rd WALDERS BELDONES LA VITA BELLA

PB (9:2)
1ST WILLIAMS-SMITH DANROX DELIGHTFULLY WICKED: 9 month S/W, well grown for age but all in proportion with good bone. Good head pattern with enough moulding to foreface, has a pretty expression but would prefer a slightly smaller eye, lovely body shape and correct rear angulation. Moved well from behind, just needs to tighten in front movement. Beautifully presented.
2nd BOYLE’S ARKLETHILL HELENA AT SAMHAVEN : 11 month S/W, mature puppy in good coat which was also beautifully presented, pretty head, sweet eyes and correct ear carriage. Good reach of neck leading to a well proportioned body with good bone and neat feet. Moved well
3rd BROOKERS GERIAN SUN KISS OVER CORISIAN

JUN (17:3) Quality class
1st JOHNSTON’S SEA DREAMERS WALKING ON SUNSHINE : 13 month S/W, quality bitch who is ultra-feminine, lovely moulding to foreface, sweet dark eyes which are obliquely set, neat ears which she used well showing her soft expression. Well balanced with lovely body shape, correct angulation front and rear. Moved effortlessly. Well presented in lovely coat and condition.
2nd GLADWELLS LYNMACK LETS DANCE WITH JOTARS : 14 month S/W, another lovely bitch of good proportions, lovely head with correct stop, sweet expression, neat ears which she knew how to use, good reach of neck, correct length to height  ratio, .good bone, neat feet . Not in full coat but with nothing to hide, what she had was well presented.
3rd MCINTYRE’S MERYCTIN DIAMOND SHIMMER

MB (5:1)
1ST GLADWELLS MONSOLANA LOVE N KISS JOTARS
2ND LOCKYER’S TAKHISIS HOPE AND DREAMS WITH GATAJ : 6 month S/W, still a raw baby but showing promise, has a nice outline, head developing well, needs to clean out in stop, lovely eye shape and good ear carriage. Has a reach of neck and good length of back.  A little apprehensive on the move .
3rd RIGBY’S RIVERSIDE SONG FOUNTAIN OF LOVE AT EXIMER

NB (4:0)
1ST GLADWELLS MONSOLANA LOVE N KISS JOTARS
2ND JAMES BELDONES LEGEND OF LOVE :13 month S/W shortlisted in a strong junior class, richly coloured S/W with good proportions and elegant outline, correct head pattern with neat ears, has a sweet expression when alert. Moved steadily, well presented.
3RD BURROWS TIGANLEA SET THE TONE AT REVDVICKI


GRAD (13:1)
1ST MELVIN & JOPSON’S NITHVIEW SUMMER LOVIN : 19 month S/W, well-constructed bitch, although still feminine she has lovely bone and substance. Super reach of neck enhanced by a full white shawl, well ribbed body, correct angulation, well-muscled thighs, strong well let down hocks enabling her to move with drive. Lovely head pattern, dark expressive eyes all put together with excellent showmanship. Presented to perfection with every hair gleaming.
2nd SIBBALDS TELFORTH LITTLE MIX : 3 YR S/W, a more petite bitch compared to winner but again is all in proportion, lovely reach of neck, well angulated fore and aft, enough length of back and neat short hocks. Very pretty bitch with correct almond shape eyes, has a lovely expression when she shows her neat ears. In good coat which was well presented..
3rd FRANKS ERJON EUPHORIC FOR ALANITA

PG (13:3)
1ST SCOTT’S CHANTIQUE SUGAR PLUM FAIRY; 3 yr S/W, I don’t recall having seen this bitch before but she caught my eye immediately, I think she is lovely. Ultra feminine with good proportions, balanced head with good under jaw, clean stop, lovely almond shape eyes obliquely set, ears on top which she used well , altogether  giving the most captivating expression. Correct length to height ratio, well angulated front and rear, hocks well let down enabling her to move with drive. In lovely coat which was beautifully presented – RCC
2ND MCGOWAN’S BARRENCLOUGH GOLDEN CHARM AT WESTOAK; 2 ½ yr S/W of similar size and shape to winner, lovely head, sweet dark eyes, showed non stop for handler, correct angulation and all in proportion, moved out well, just not quite the finish of the winner.
3rd CRONKS CHELBORN KISS N DESIRE

MID L (12:3)
1ST TAME’S RAHLISSA LOVE SONG JW , 3yr S/W with lovely outline, well moulded foreface with clean stop, almond shape eyes, which are well set, correct ear carriage. Strong arched neck, god length of back, correct angulation, moved out  freely, just needs more coat to finish and complete the picture, - well presented.
2ND CONGDONS MONSOLANA SUNWISH FOR AARONWELL JW : 5 yr S/W, lovely bitch in profuse coat which was well presented, balanced throughout with good reach of neck, correct shoulder angulation, good length of back with neat short hocks. Lovely head pattern, sweet eyes and expression, just prefered the most positive movement of the winner.
3rd WRAY’S BELDONES DUCHESS OF DREAMS JW


LIMIT (8:2)
1ST HAWKINS & FOY’S BELDONES FIT FOR FUN ; Wow, 3 yrs S/W who totally caught my eye today, quality bitch who was presented in super condition, aptly named as she certainly is fit for function, ,looked like she could move round the ring all day and never faltered right through to the final challenges. Has the most exquisite expression, lovely soft moulding to foreface, correctly placed stop, sweetest of eyes and neat ears. Feminine throughout, she is well balanced, with super reach of neck, correct angles front and rear, neat strong hocks giving her the power to move effortlessly. Her fitted coat just enhanced her feminine outline and was presented to perfection, just couldn’t resist her. CC, BOB, RES BIS Well done.
2nd BROOKERS CHANTIQUE SIMPLY DEE FOR CORISIAN ; 5 yr S/W, unlucky to meet winner in such good form as I have often admired this quality bitch, she also has a lovely make and shape and is balanced throughout. Nicely moulded foreface, lovely expression, flat skull topped with neat ears, moved freely, well presented
3rd WALDER’S JOLIE BLOND DE CABRENYSSET FOR HANVALE

OPEN (20:5)
This class was an absolute pleasure to judge and I wish there were more prize cards.
1st WALDER’S CH HEART OF GOLD DE CABRENYSSET FOR HANVALE; 5 yr S/W , There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t already been said about this beautiful bitch, an absolute credit to her owners and never a hair out of place. Her ring presence draws your eye to her elegant outline, super reach of neck, good length of back, strong hind quarters giving her the ability to move with drive. Lovely head pattern, sweet dark eyes and super ear carriage, all together completes a pretty picture, seriously considered for top honours.
2nd WILLIAMS-SMITH’S DANROX LOVES TO BE WICKED; 3yr S/W,  another quality bitch in excellent condition, slightly heavier in type than the winner, but still feminine. Well filled muzzle with correctly placed stop, lovely dark eyes giving a soft expression. Neat  well set ears which she used to her advantage. Well ribbed body with good depth and excellent hind quarters. With good bone and neat  feet she moved out well. To be critical I would prefer a touch more length of back but she could not be denied second place In this strong class.
3rd HOLLYWOOD’S AMALIE LYNMEAD LOVE STORY.

Ms Jo Hodges

 

 

 

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