North of Scotland Sheepdog Club
April 2017
Rough Collies

Rough Collie Minor Puppy (2)
1st McCarte’s Roughrigg Golden Rhapsody
8 month s/w bitch.  This sweet young lady has a correct shaped eye giving a lovely expression.  Clean wedge shape with a flat skull and well placed stop.  She used her ears well.  She has a level topline which she kept on the move.  Beautifully presented, as always by this kennel.  Best Puppy
2nd Brodie’s Enigma Blue Della Buca Delle Fate via Shannaburn

Rough Collie Yearling (1)
1st Barron & Jenkin’s Xcode Della bucce Delle Fate at Rannerloch
Tri male who has good balance and overall shape.  He has a lovely dark, almond shaped eye, well moulded foreface and clean wedge shape.  Well placed ears but he was a bit reluctant to use them today.  Lovely rich tan colouring and black coat which was beautifully presented.  Moved well.

Rough Collie Novice (2,1)
1st Barron & Jenkin’s Xcode Della bucce Delle Fate at Rannerloch

Rough Collie Graduate Dog (2,1)
1st Babiak’s Rosschell Running Free at Egalefalls
A well balanced B/M dog who was a bit unsettled today.  He has a clean head, correctly set eye and well placed stop.  Well placed ears which he used.  Good lay of shoulder, level topline and bend of stifle.  His coat was of the correct texture with rich tan markings.  Moved ok.

Rough Collie Limit Dog (2,1)
1st Babiak’s Erjon Ebony Express at Egalefalls
A tri male with a lovely expression.  He has a clean head, with dark, almond shaped eye.  Well placed ears which he used well.  He has a good reach of neck, well sprung ribs and level topline.  Good bend of stifle, well let down hocks and moved with drive.

Rough Collie Open Dog (2,1)
1st McCarte’s Lynmack Walk All Over You at Roughrigg
In my opinion, this s/w male gets better and better every time I see him.  He has a clean and balanced head with correctly placed eye and stop.  He has the most gorgeous, melting expression.  Well placed ears which he used extremely well today.  Good lay of shoulder, reach of neck and well sprung ribs.  He keeps a level topline both standing and on the move.  He was presented today in excellent condition and could not be denied best dog and Best of Breed over a top quality bitch.
2nd Babiak’s Camanna Colour Change at Egalefalls

Rough Collie Graduate Bitch (3,1)
1st Babiak’s Lynmack All That You Wish For at Egalefalls
A s/w bitch with a profuse coat.  Nicely balanced head with dark, almond shaped eye giving a sweet expression. She used her ears well.  Good reach of neck, well sprung ribs and depth of chest.  She has a good overall balance and moved well.
2nd Yule’s Ingledene Gold Lace

Rough Collie Limit Bitch (2,1)
1st Babiak’s Erjon Ebony Diamond at Egalefalls
A very exuberant tri bitch with a correct wedge shape with well-rounded foreface.  She has a well placed stop, sweet expression and flat skull.  Good lay of shoulders, well angulated front and rear and a lovely shape.  Moved well.

Rough Collie Open Bitch (2,1)
1st Brodie’s Shannaburn Magical Kisses JW ShCM
I have often admired this tri bitch from the side of the ring and was delighted to see her here today.  She has a well-balanced head with correctly placed eye, giving a melting expression.  She used her ears exceptionally well and was completely at one with her handler.  She has a good reach of neck and is well balanced and in proportion.  Good angulation both front and rear, this was demonstrated in her effortless movement.  A worthy best bitch.

Judge: Alyson Rae (Paridel)