Breed Notes
9th September 2022

It was shocking news that greeted the Collie world with the announcement of the extremely sudden and very un-expected death of Carron Jenkins.

At this time we all send our sincere condolences to her partner, Jeremy Barron

Based in Angus, Scotland, they had not only a few Rough Collies but also Golden Retrievers, Australian Shepherds and Border Collies, all under their joint Rannaleroch affix.

Carron was embarking on extending her judging career, and had earlier this year judged the British Open Show, held in conjunction with the Ch Show and had been a third generation rough collie exhibitor, handling 2 collies to CC’s over 20 years ago before she met up with Jeremy.

She was also a very active member, and, I think, Vice Chairman of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland where she also judged and was a prominent Club Official.  Having made up a full Champion and home bred UK champions along with Irish Champions in both ASD and Borders.

Between Jeremy and Carron they also ran the Happas Canine Centre, which did offer many facilities for all dog owners.

In collies, although living “North of the Border” they were often to be seen at many of the shows, especially recently with  some of their collies, including the triclour import, Xcode Della Bucca Delle Fate at Rannaleroch, their home bred Rannaleroch Perfect Storm, Takhisis Summer Solstice at Rannaleroch and Tiganlea Twinkling Sapphire at R. All of whom were taking places.

 

At this most difficult of times, please allow all to come to terms with these sudden circumstances

I have another busy time to report on, apologies for lack of notes but due to OD Deadlines and Bank Holidays, this period is crucial to cover all shows in time to allow printers and distribution agencies to issue! So here we go, playing “Catch Up”.
Now to Wetherby Racecourse for Driffield, where Lyn Maxwell, (Aintshe) was judging. Based in Scotland, her small kennel of collies has produced a few good winners but now houses Lhasa Apsos with a few Champions too.  Her last appointment was at Irish Collie in 2018. Today although on paper, a good entry of 58, there were approx a dozen or so missing and with only one steward, Fran Kaye, helping all commenced.
Taking another CC, in fact I think his 7th, was non other than Ollie, Ch Oakland’s Blue Style du Clos De Sea-Wind at Zolkhan for his Scottish based owner. Michelle McCann and he won a good Open Class of 13 although not all were present.
Taking  an  incorrect diversion to Ripon Racecourse before arriving at the correct Racecourse, were Morag & Jim McCarte from Airdrie  with their Roughrigg Rag’n’Bone Man and he stood 2nd in the same class and annexed his 4th RCC, all of which have been won this year. Interesting to note that both exhibitors had consecutive ring numbers too. I am sure by now you are all aware of the breeding of these two as they have been reported upon extensively recently.
Other class winners were: Ann French and her Samhaven Name That Tune at Breckamore who won Veteran, Grenville Francis from Northern Ireland and his new import, Monsolana Franz Von Assisi Mit Peblu, Corisian Parisian Magic won Yearling for the Brooker family and, then came the Spl Beginners class, which was won by Lynda Boyle and her Barrenclough Heart of Gold JW. Post Grad followed, with another Scottish connection in the form of Starlenga Elijah Blue at Gataj, who is bred by the Walker family but owned by Melissa Lockyer from Devon.  Limit went to Hazel Brown’s  Nithview This Is Me. Hazel recently celebrated her wedding to Joan Jopson’s son, Ryan  and they have a separate interest in the Nithview affix. Finally Good Citizen went to Cath Proctor with her Wilmaranna Out of The Blue for Cathbri another one based in Scotland.
In bitches, what a nice day for Rob Shipp who travelled up from Swindon,  but without wife, Margaret, who is still suffering with severe sciatic issues in her leg which  makes it difficult to travel. She would have been so thrilled to see Rob win not only Open Bitch but the BCC, her 2nd, with their Gillyflower Della Buca Delle Fate (Imp It). Bred in Italy by Lisa Ricciardi, her details were given when she took home the RCC at the recent WKC. Her first CC was won at Richmond in 2019 from Marina McLaughlin and in between has also collected a few smaller green cards.
Winning a first RCC, alone from Yearling, was the sable, Paulara Keep The Faith making a wonderful day for Louis and Charlene Turner from Whitley Bay. According to the catalogue, she is sired by Paulara No Where Man (1cc) out of Obvious Reason du Bois des Amazones for Paulara and born in May 2021.
Other class winners were, Telforth Sweet Dreams to Corisian and the Brookers from Sunderland who won Veteran. A new baby at her first Ch show, also belonging to Charlene, Satin Dream du Clos De Sea-Wind who won Puppy; Julie Growcott won Junior with her Lillyway Lemonade Breeze whilst SBB went to Uffspring Ultravox.  Daphne Iley won PG with her blue, Call Me A Dreamer In Blue for Ileyda Della Verde Scozia JW. John Tipper took Limit with his and Caroline’s Tiganlea Twinkling Star and Uffspring Ultravox won GCB.
In the challenge, Gilly took BOB; Grenville annexed BPIB with his new dog puppy. Telforth Sweet Dreams to Corisian won BVIB and Lynda Boyle took BSB with Barrenclough Heart of Gold JW. A lovely message concerning the Veteran winner was received with the news that although not placed, Anne McDonald did short list her in the Veteran Group – well done although they did not reach home until past 7.30pm!

Now to Bradfield, near Reading, a lovely venue to hold a show, this was London & Provincial’s Ch show, under the guidance of Secretary Di Collino (Imaginist) and her small band of helpers. There was a smaller than usual entry, and I understand there were just 23 males and 51 females on show for the 2 judges for Roughs with absentees. Such a pity, as this club does try hard for its members and exhibitors and moved its Ch show from its old venue at Ditton in November but to no avail or improvement in entries. Perhaps during the club’s enforced break without CC’s there will be some changes as one of our more elderly clubs the loss will be affected to many.
Dogs were judged by Ros MacDonald (Rossavon), who last judged dogs at EACA in 2019 and bitches was a debut appointment for Cathy Howard (Shandlmain) for bitches.
With dog judging starting at 10.00am, it was not too long before news filtered through confirming the dog CC winner to be Ch Brooklynson El Dorado, jointly owned by Marianne Benton and husband and wife, Nick and Anne Smith. He won the Open class of 8, with 1 absent. This is his 4th CC, and his 3rd won this year along with a few reserves. Sired by Moondance with Jaysur out of Nick & Anne’s Ch Brooklynson Miley Cyrus, but actually bred by Steve and Alison Barrett. He was born in November 2016 and is a shaded sable.
A new name to add to the records is that of DK/LT/LV/EE Ch Skabona Kiss From Heaven, owned by Mrs I Teslovica from Latvia and bred by Natalia and Bo Skalin in June 2017. Today he was handled by Natalia. He is sired by Ch Chelborn Kiss n Tell out of Int/Mult Ch Impressive Lady Fantazia and is a repeat mating of Vanessa Cronk’s, CH Kiss N Hug Fantazija , and a relation to her and Natalia’s Skabona Heaven Can Wait (Imp Sweden)  who already has a UK CC, from Valerie Geddes back in 2018 at WKC. He stood 2nd in the same class and won the Reserve CC.
Other class winners were: Wicani Altitude at Imaginist took Veteran for Di Collino, but handled by Abby Lusty. Vanessa Cronk won MP with Chelborn’s Gambling List who was the only puppy present, there and he won BPD. Junior went to the jointly owned Ladnar Dreamchaser for Sue Howard, Valerie Newton and Anne Patterson. Alfsden He Lives In You won Yearling for Jan Milligan and her partner.  Takhisis Lysander who had been 2nd in Junior, won Novice for Mrs Chaplin. Deanjan Dambuster and Janet James, stood alone in Graduate, as did Marvalan Spirit of Rock for Gwen Beadon. Essenjay Against All Odds was also alone in ML for Mrs Phillips.  Having had a rather upsetting experience, being locked out of the house due to a broken front door key, the evening before the show, all was restored and Eleri luck brought “Ice” Phreelancer Chill Phactor for Elshajo and won in full limit class of 5.
Now to the ladies, and making her CC debut in the Rough ring was Cathy Howard, who has had some roughs in the past but now tends to concentrate on her Smooth family all under the Shandlmain affix. Her classes were better filled than the males but still a few absent on the day.
Winning the first class, Veteran was Sue & Dave Randall with Ch Ladnar Inkheart, Vikki Burrows owns Avonfair A Million Love Song at Revdvicki and handled as usual by John Tipper to take MP. Puppy had 2 entries and winning this was Serenlas Pumpkin Spice for Stefani Flower. Junior went to Jo White, and very many thanks to Jo who despite taking one of the Air vents off her van , when directed onto the showground, still found time to not only show her charges but also to keep us up to date with results and pages and then won both Junior and Yearling with her Mejola Main Event. Novice went to John Tipper handling Tiganlea Hoity Toity at Revdvicki. Stefani and Saffi won Graduate; Post Grad went to Maxine Mellish and her Demelewis Double Take. John Tipper returned to the ring with Stella (Tiganlea Twinkling Star) to win Mid Limit. Valerie won the first of 2 classes, first Limit with Ingledene Lace’n’Grace followed by Open with Ch Ingledene Spirit of Ecstasy.
Now to the challenge and Cathy deliberated on her decision but finally awarded the CC to the winner of Puppy and Graduate, Stefani Flower and Serenlas Pumpkin Spice. Sired by Ingledene Spirit’n’Venture out of Serenlas Pagans Moon, who is a daughter of Ingledene Well Sooted. Born in October 2021 she has been collecting classes at both Open and Ch shows since her show debut and now has a CC and her KCSB No to add to the collection. L&P must be a “Lucky” show for Stefani as if memory is recalled correctly; she won a CC back in 2018 with Serenlas Keeping Faith and having a quick look through the bitch entry, there were at least 15 CC winners on show, so a lovely win for this most precocious little lady.
Taking the RBCC was Valerie and her Open winning tricolour, Ch Ingledene Spirit of Ecstasy, now nearly 6 years young, she is sired by Ch Ingledene Spirits Arise out of Ingledene Spirit of the Nite and already the holder of 4CC’s and a few reserves. BPB was an automatic win for Stefani, with Best Veteran going to Sue, Dave and Eve.
L&P also schedule Smooths, but without CC’s and the judge for the entry of 16 with 4 marked absent was Hannah Walder (Hanvale). Her choice for BOB, non other than Brackenhaye Queen of Hearts of Oakestelle and Marianne Benton who also won BVIB with the very young  Ch Oakestelle Venus De Milo.
Jan Starkey (Jaystar) presided over BIS and chose the smooth for top honours, with Reserve BIS and BPIS to Serenlas Pumpkin Spice and BVIS to Marianne and her smooth, I have actually lost count of the number of times Marianne has triumphed at this show, well done.
Now to another mid-week Ch Show, Birmingham City, who originally scheduled Pastoral for the weekend (Saturday) but changed our day to Thursday.
Held at Stoneleigh, which is in reasonable reach of many the entry was quite a good 70+ on paper but looking at the results there were some 16+ missing on the day.  This must have been a great disappointment for the judge, Sue Phipps making her debut with CC’s.
Aside, just for information, up until this show, there have been 29 Ch shows with a total of 39 judges involved and of those 39; we now have 12 new judges to add to our never-ending list of approx 240 names! I also note there are more to come before the year ends.
Back to the City, Sue Phipps has had the affix of Oakanmoor for a few years and was reasonably active, until family and health issues intervened and recently she found more time to concentrate on judging. On checking a few records, her kennel has produced a few winners including Oakanmoor Prim and Proper (Ch Rifflesea Romantasy daughter born in 1992, Oakanmoor I’m A Puzzle for Joyville, a daughter of Ch Chrisarion Collier, born in 2002 is probably the one that many of our more established exhibitors will recall easily and this tri bitch was owned and campaigned by Joy Walker, although Sue did use a few Males from both Troydon/Damirayan and Altricia kennels.
A few missing from the entry included some, who felt their dogs were not feeling 100%, and I, and others applaud you for staying away, just in case of future issues, but I have been assured that they are now up and about and raring to go to the next show! Others who missed their classes included Joan Jopson and Mae Melvin who were delayed as they had to wait for the AA to help out as on the journey down, they managed to collide with something on the motorway and damaged a wheel – but in true style, although they missed the dog classes, were able to show in their later classes.
So, down to the results which are as follows: Spl Beg (3) was won by Lynda Boyle and Barrenclough Heart of Gold JW. Quickly followed by the single entrant in Veteran of Janet Scott and Aniesh Touch of Black. Minor Puppy (3/1) went to John & Caroline Tipper with Amalunaque Arcturis Wind at Tiganlea. There were no entries in PD and 2 in Junior appeared but according to Higham Press, both awards were WITH-HELD from. Having judged both of these exhibits, and seen them both placed well at previous shows, it would be interesting to know on what grounds this decision was made. Yearling was next with Melissa Lockyer winning the class of 3 with Gataj Out of The Woods. Jacky Dix was alone in Graduate with Barrenclough Diamond Skies whilst Julie Growcott took PG with Lillyway Legacy and his brother, owned by Linda Gautrey 2nd with Lillyway Landwind.
Limit was won by Cath Proctor and Wilmaranna Out of The Blue for Cathbri, but he was beaten in Good Citizen class later on. Open, a reasonable class of 11 had 3 missing as this went to Vanessa Cronk and her tricolour, Chelborn Story Teller. Sophie Wray-Ramsden won Good Citizens with her sable Takhisis Dream Weaver.
Sue decided on her CC winner as Chelborn Story Teller, sired by Ch Chelborn Kiss n Tell out of Monsolina Fortune Feit for Chelborn and born in Aug 2016. This is his 2nd CC, having won his first, as a puppy, from Rod Oldham at WKC in 2017. Although 2nd in Open was called back, Jive, Multi titled Jugband Blues de Clos de Sea-Wind via Aaronwell, owned by John Congdon did not win and the RDCC went to the winner of Yearling, Melissa Lockyer and Gataj Out of The Woods JW. Homebred he is sired by Perfect Timing du Clos de Sea-Wind for Gataj out of Nasty Girl du Clos de Sea-Wind at Gataj and is an extra special boy for Melissa and thanks for letting me know of this lovely win. . BPD went to John & Caroline with their tri puppy and BVD was Jan Scott.
Now to the ladies: Spl Beginners (3/1) was won by Lynda Boyle and Barrenclough Touch of Silk followed by Veteran with 4 ladies present and Ann Cook continued her recent wins with Aniesh Forever Blue with Whatacoo. How nice to see Doreen Clarke back again in the ring winning not only MP but Puppy as well with Lynway Sun Blossom Through Gerian, owned by Gee McEntee. According to the catalogue she is bred by Doreen, sired by Gerian Sundazzle out of Gataj Honey Blossom. Robin Blaikie won Junior with Kourika Dressed To Thrill, who is a sister to his junior boy. Josh Blackburn and Duna stood alone in Yearling with their tri bitch, Erjon Ebony Jewels. Liz Patman won Graduate with Riverside Song Ice Cream Girl from Lynda Boyle and Barrenclough Touch of Silk. Melisa Lockyer won PG with Gataj Honey Bee and a good number gathered in Limit (9) which was won by John & Caroline with Tiganlea Twinkling Star (she has collected quite a few of these classes recently so must be approaching the max number prior to entering Open).
Open bitch, ,a class of 9 with a few missing,  went to  Ch Beldones La Vita Bella for Hanvale for Hannah & Simon Walder and the last class of the day, Good Citizen went to Sophie and Takhisis Lady of Illusions
The bitch CC, her 7th went to Hannah and Ch Beldones La Vita Bella for Hanvale. I am sure by now you are all aware of her breeding.  Taking the RBCC back to Scotland was Jopium Secrets In The Mist, and I think this is her first major award but I may well not be correct. According to the catalogue, she was born in Nov 2017 and sired by Ch Erjon Ebony Joker out of Eximer Silver Mirrobelle at Jopium and she stood 2nd in Open for Jo Hodges and received this award.
BOB went to Hannah, BPIB to Doreen and Gee McEntee, Best Junior to Robin and Kourika Dressed to Thrill with Lynda Boyle challenging herself again for Best Spl Beginner and taking it with Barrenclough Heart of Gold JW. Ann Cook had the thrill of winning BVIB with Aniesh Forever Blue with Whatacoo.
I saw the video put up by Our Dogs of the Pastoral Group in a lovely big carpeted ring; unfortunately we did not feature under Stuart Mallard. Robin stayed with his girl and this only at her second show and put up a good performance in the Junior Group, supported by John & Caroline who also stayed to watch. I cannot confirm if we were represented in the Puppy Group as apart from Melissa, not one of the major winners has let me know how their day went but are more than happy to post over social media! Talking of videos, thanks to everyone who has posted videos of classes and challenges, but please do remember that as these are viewed, not just in our breed, but also in others and WORLDWIDE, to keep your sound on MUTE! Due to further time constraints YCC Ch results will be held over for another week, maybe the winners could let me know, otherwise there will be no point in trying to report on any show and I could have more me time!

Carole Smedley
(Antoc)

 

 

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