Heywood and Radcliffe Canine Society
Open Show
January 2018
Rough Collie critique

Puppy (5,3)
1st Grindley's Lanrue Milly Molly Mandy - quality blue merle bitch of 8.5 months. Fab colour and markings and carrying a good coat for age. Head is well balanced with a super eye and expression. Moved with good drive from the rear. She has a lovely upper arm but at the moment has a rad too much weight on her ribs making her a bit wide in front. Should have a bright future. BPIB

2nd Edwards Topless Golmania (Imp Ukr) - Golden sable of 9.5 months who presents a very feminine overall picture. She has a balanced head for her size with a sweet expression and was an excellent showgirl who was well presented. Not the strength of rear action of the winner on the day.

Junior (3,2)
1st Repeat of Puppy

Post Graduate (5,2)
1st Allens' Lynmack Brooklyn Nights - impressive looking 2.5 year old sable who was presented in good condition and stood and showed himself off to advantage. Forechest still needs to develop a little. Head of good length and is balanced with a lovely eye and expression. Very good drive from the rear - Best of Breed

2nd Ingledene Seasons in the Sun at Essanjay - Shapely sable girl of almost two years. For me I found her rather masculine in outlook, lacking in stop and a heavier eye set detracted from head and expression. Gained her place over the 3rd in rear movement

3rd Garside Barrenclough Touch of Gold at Jessopdays

Open (7,4)
1st Grindley's Lanrue Christopher Robin - shaded sable lad approaching 2.5 years. Correct length of back and I appreciated his correct length of head, having the eye and expression to balance it out. Was playing up a little today, but when he got his act together he moved with drive. I feel the bet is yet to come from this youngster. Had there been one, he would have been my reserve Best of Breed.

2nd McCormick's Lynmack All That Matters - Mature looking lady approaching 5, and indeed dam of the PG winner. Her coat can detract as the excess on her rump spoils the outline. I liked her length of back and feminine outlook. Could not match the drive of the winner but scored over the 3rd on head properties.

3rd Williams Essanjay Dark Moon Rising

Judge - Mrs Kay E Hateley