THE COLLIE ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
26th NOVEMBER 2017

 

I would like to thank the committee for their invitation to judge this prestigious show, and I would also like to say a big thank you to the efficient stewards Marianne Grindley and Sue Hawkins.

I was pleased with the overall quality from Post Grad Dog onwards the lower cases were a bit disappointing, it is worrying for the breed if we have a shortage of depth in quality amongst the youngsters coming through, we must remember they are the stud dogs of the future. Most of the dogs were clean and well groomed, with a few exceptions where the dogs were dirty, may I point out to the exhibitors that it is not pleasant for a judge to go over dirty dogs this is not acceptable.

Veteran Dog (1)

1st           Howerd    DARAHIL CHAOS AT SABLEMYST  7 year old s/w lovely head to handle and correct stop, nice eye which gave the desired expression, good length of back and turn of stifle groomed very well moved ok

Minor Puppy Dog (2)

1st           Jones & Blackburn   ERJON EINENT     Just 6 months old and very raw, he has a lovely wedge 
shaped head with correctly placed stop, lovely dark eye giving a sweet expression, ears correctly placed, good reach of neck, correct length of back needs to settle in movement which I am sure will come as he develops. Groomed to perfection. Will watch this puppy with interest

2nd          Gallagher   KISALAGI D’ARTTAGNAN AT GALDANA This puppy is a month older than winner, just needs more time to come together.

PUPPY DOG (2 -1 abs)

1st           Broadhead   RAHLISSA ONLY MAKE BELIEVE  s/w Stood alone, has a good head to handle with dark eye giving the desired expression, ears well places and used to advantage, good reach of neck and correct length of back, good turn of stifle moved well. Groomed ok.  Won Best Puppy Dog on maturity

JUNIOR DOG (3)

1st           Humphrey   SHASAM SIGN OF THE TIMES JW    s/w with a lovely wedge shaped head, dark almond shaped eye giving a lovely expression, ears well placed and used all the time, good reach of neck and correct length of back, good turn of stifle and short hock.  Just coming out of coat but was well groomed, moved with drive.

2nd          Wray      TAKHISIS DREAM WEAVER   s/w good head to handle, fair reach of neck and correct length of back, fair turn of stifle and short hock moved ok.  Preferred eye and expression of winner

3rd           Cooney   JOPIUM DANNY BOY AT LINGWELL

YEARLING DOG (3)

1st           Foy & Hawkins   BELDONES TOM WOOD   s/w 13 months Just coming out of coat, would prefer
head to be slightly longer but it was good to handle with correct stop, lovely dark almond shaped eye giving a lovely expression, fair reach of neck and body proportions good, short hock
moved ok.

2nd          Lockyer   GATAJ BEAU OF SURPRISES JW   Tri of jet black colour, correct head and dark eye, ears used well, fair reach of neck, and good length of body, lovely turn of stifle and short hocks moved well.  Very well groomed

3rd           Carvey   RASHEL ONE MOMENT IN TIME

NOVICE DOG (1)

1st           Broadhead   RAHKISSA ONLY MAKE BELIEVE

 

GRADUATE DOG (4 – 1 Abs)

1st           Llewellyn   RIVERSIDE SONG HARD LUCK FOR SALSINA    s/w head ok, stop well placed, dark almond shaped eye.  Ears placed correctly but slightly to light and therefore would tend to go up if not handled correctly.  Fair reach of neck, good length of back moved ok.

2nd          Johnston   SEA DREAMERS ONE AND ONLY   s/w Head ok too handle nice dark eye, fair reach of neck good length of body, groomed well moved ok

3rd           Carvey   RASHEL ONE MOMENT IN TIME

POST GRADUATE DOG (7 – 2 abs)

1st           Scott   MAGICAL MOON OF LOWLANDS GREEN VALLEY FOR CHANTIQUE  s/w with a nice head to handle, lovely dark eye giving a sweet expression, ears used to advantage, fair reach of neck with correct length of back, short hock, moved ok.  Groomed very well

2nd          Llewellyn   DENFRIS FAHRENHEIT AT SALSINA  s/w Sweet eye and nice head to handle, Ears used to advantage, fair reach of neck, good length of back moved ok

3rd           Melvin & Jopson   LEEAMANWAY RIVER PHOENIX AT NITHVIEW

MID LIMIT DOG (5)

1st           Wells    COLLINGVALE CRUNCHIE AT TERELIMON JW Sh CM  s/w Good head to handle with dark almond shaped eye and correct placed stop.  Ears used all the time, good length of neck with correct length in back, fair turn of stifle and short hocks, moved ok and groomed very well. In complete unison with his handler, my only critiscm is that I would prefer more of him

2nd          Hollinshead   STARLYN DIAMONDS ‘R’ FOREVER   b/m lovely colour which is very seldom seen these days.  Head good with correctly placed stop, he was a bit reluctant to use his ears so was not easy to see his expression, fair reach of neck, good length of back moved well

3rd           Steven  CARIADHAF CRAZY DREAM

LIMIT DOG (6 – 1 abs)

1st           Maxwell & Wallis  TRENLEY TATENEN AT HAMISKS   Rich s/w this dog took my eye the moment he entered the ring, lovely make and shape.  Correct wedge shaped head and well placed stop.  Almond shaped eye giving a sweet expression.  Ears right on top and used all the time, very good reach of neck, lovely length of back, good turn of stifle short hock which enabled him to move with drive.  Groomed very well.  Was unfortunate to come up against my CC winner but he pushed hard R.C.C.  His day will come.

2nd          Wray  TAKHISIS TRICK OR TREAT    Tri with good head and correct stop, ears used to advantage fair reach of neck and good length of back, fair turn of stifle.  Moved very well

3rd           Slater  DANFREBEK DOUBLE O SEVEN AT STANLOX JW

OPEN DOG (7)

1st           Foy & Hawkins   CH BELDONES DOUBLE DIAMOND   s/w of such super quality, lovely wedge shaped head with correct placed stop, dark almond shaped eye giving a truly melting expression, ears right on top and used all the time.  Good reach of neck and very good length of back, super turn of stifle and short hocks. He has a well fitted coat which was groomed to perfection.  When he moves he covers the ground elegantly, and effortlessly.  He is a worthy Ch and it gave me immense pleasure in giving him the CC, and in agreement with my co-judge he was Res Best of Breed. He was also Best Veteran in Show

2nd          Jones & Blackburn  ERJON EXCELBRATION   s/w with a lovely wedge shaped head, correct stop and dark almond shaped eye giving the desired expression, ears correctly placed and used well, good reach of neck and super length of back, good turn of stifle, and short hock. Groomed to perfection as you would expect from this kennel. Moved with drive

3rd           Tipper  TIGANLEA TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN

 

Judge
S M Telford

 

 

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