Midland Collie Club Open Show
December 2016

Rough Collie Judge Ms Cheryl Lockett (Cheryldene)


Thank you  for   the lovely hospitality  and honour of judging   your show ;   I was pleased  with my final  winners, but disappointed  in some of the  teeth, mouths and movement  of   some of the  other  entries. Several   significantly overweight dogs were hampered by their excess weight. Correctly shaped & padded (front) feet were in the minority, splayed feet & poor inadequate pasterns seems to  be  on the increase- not good for a long ,pain free, active life!

Veteran Dog/Bitch (2,1abs)
1st Wray’s’ Takhisis High Voltage  BVIS 10yr  young, upstanding b/m boy, presented in super coat, with  good weight  for  height, excellent rib & balance, moving true both ways, good use of ears, eyes of good shape, round muzzle, beginning to show his age a little now but a very handsome, sound dog to  be proud of.

Minor Puppy Dog (2,0)
1st Rocks’ Rashel One Moment in Time, tri  baby presented in lovely coat & condition, stood & showed well, rather up on the leg at the moment, good  length  of back and neck,  longer head, well used  ears, needs to firm up in  rear movement .BPD

2nd Boyles’ Barrenclough Crescent Moon, although moved true was unable to handle him today, very unsettled, very pleasing type who I hope calms with age, very nicely balanced head with good expression

Puppy Dog (2,0)
1st  Boyles Barrenclough Diamond Days, young s/w dog who is  quite narrow through  at the moment , lovely head & rounded foreface, rather small in eye  but of correct shape, a rather tight expression, would prefer better length  of tail. & needs more training to improve stance behind. Promising boy let down again by presentation.

2nd Dunlop’s’ Essanjay Sundown, much  bigger boy with  a lot  of daylight as yet , carrying good body & weight, nicely  presented, moved true both ways, but head needs to mature, rather high between the eyes at present & lacking  in stop which  detracts from his other attributes.

Junior Dog (3,0)
1st Pages’ Lynmead Amalie Bring Me Back, Very handsome s/w, beautifully  presented dog who would benefit from more training. Deeper in stop than ideal for me, giving  impression of  a 2 piece head rather than true parallel planes, but has a very  pleasing expression & a lovely  rounded foreface. Good mouth & lovely teeth. Well placed & used ears and appealing outlook. Good length of back, spring of rib, good bone, well angulated stifles. Moved true & freely. Showed well.
2nd Barrenclough Diamond Days
3rd Miles’ Corydon Sayems Victory, Very nicely presented tri, hampered by overly heavy ears & rounded eye. Better training & attention to rear stance would improve his chances, more strength needed going away.

Novice Dog (3,0)
1st Rashel One Moment in Time- moved much better in this class, as settled to  job in hand.
2nd Barrenclough Diamond Days
3rd Corydon Sayems Victory

Graduate Dog (2,0)
1st Lynmead Amalie Bring Me Back -balanced  male
2nd  Kenny’s’ Lanlin Benji at Leesaund, s/w Head handles very well,  with lovely foreface, shapely  dark  eye, good ear set and use, pleasing expression ; presented  in  nice coat , good length of back and  nice rib, Needs  more power, reach and drive on the move .

Post Graduate (1,0)
1st Wray’s’ Takhisis Trick or Treat RBD  well known upstanding  tri  put down in lovely  coat and condition, so well trained, nicely balanced body and one of the few with  correctly shaped feet and  defined  pasterns. Well developed thighs, good rib, nice sweep over the croup, moved quite well , bit heavier  in head with more breadth than ideal for me  ,but all fits  the picture well, good planes to  his head & well shaped  and set eye. Attentive showman.

Limit Dog (3,0)
1st Pointons’ Bently Blue at Monsolana of Aldreen JW ShCm, lovely coated &  presented  b/m  boy  who  was carrying far too  much  weight over the ribs & shoulders, which showed in his front movement, stance & feet. Lovely planes to his head with rounded foreface, nicely shaped & set eye. But wide low ears spoilt the picture a little. Moved very true going away. Would like to see him at his correct weight.
2nd Slaters’ Danfrebek Double O Seven at Stanlox JW s/w Eye-catching attractive male with lovely coat and rich  colour, who did not move to  advantage either way today, detracted also by his high  flying tail. Too deep in stop/head for me, preferred the balanced correct head planes of 1.
3rd Lynmead Amalie Let Me Go

Open Dog (4,2)
1st Boyles’ Barrenclough Moonglow JW ShCM BD,s/w  boy with a very pleasing head & expression, head handles really well .lovely planes and smooth flat cheeks, well rounded foreface, good tight lips, Good teeth & mouth. Nice size, elegant styled dog of correct weight and  proportions,  with  no  exaggerations, carrying a good length of coat, but spoilt by  poor presentation. Lovely body to  go over, well-muscled, lean, lythe & athletic build, moved ok, better presentation, correctly  cleaned & groomed must surely be to his advantage!

2nd Skinners’ Nikal It's Gud To Be Black. Well-presented tri  boy  of good body  proportions who  put  in a good performance, nice spring of rib, free  mover ;good  planes to  his head and correct eye, but lazy ears today spoilt the picture a little, nice neck, not the set  of shoulder of 1, but a pleasing dog non the less.

Minor Puppy Bitch (5,2)
1st  Rigby’s’ Eximer Fortune of Love, very sweet feminine s/w  baby,  quite raw and in  need of time,  but  a really good spring  of rib and  length  of neck,  level  top line, nice size  for age with well set  back  front  legs and short  hocks, good  length  of  back  and nice  height to  length  balance. Sweet head with lovely rounded foreface.

2nd  Randalls’ Fata Turchina Ladnar Di Cambiano b/m, totally  different type,  quite rangey with long hocks, beautifully  presented in lovely condition and superbly schooled. Quite well broken colour, was not moving to her advantage today, favouring one front leg. Preferred shoulder placement of 1.

3rd Williams’ Ingledene Seasons in the Sun at Essanjay –reluctant mover today

Puppy Bitch (1,0)
1st Boyles Barrenclough Golden Pearl BPB/BPIS, like the others  from this kennel, has great appeal for type, well balanced head and good expression, correctly set & used ears, very feminine girl,  with refined foreface. Nice size for age, good length  of  back, in good  coat, very appealing  just wish wasn’t let  down again by  such  poor presentation- front feet  could be tighter ,needs  more attention to reach  her full  potential and rear movement  needs to firm up.

Junior Bitch (6,3)
1st Wrays’Beldones Pandora RBB/RBIS, refined  s/w youngster  with  well-balanced head of  good planes, lovely smooth  cheeks and  rounded foreface,  good eye and soft  expression, good ear set , attentive show girl shown in lovely  coat and presentation, quite glamorous, level top line, good  bone, well-muscled,  nice thighs and strong  stifle, moved  ok, nice rib, little short  in back, but good neck  and stands well, pleasing  bitch. Stands foursquare very  ell-schooled.
2nd McDades’ Beldones Sweet Illusion with Lyndale – litter sister  to  1,  but quite different type, deeper stop & steeper in  skull, not the  planes of 1, but  very  appealing and feminine. Excellent size and good neck, preferred front movement & lay  of  shoulder of 1. Moved  ok,  but standing gaiting behind today.
3rd Barrenclough Golden Pearl - didn’t move as well in this class.

Novice Bitch (2,0)
1st Barrenclough Golden Pearl
2nd Ingledene Seasons In the Sun At Essanjay –not the head and expression of 1.

Graduate Bitch (5,2)
1st Cozens’ Bhyllsacre Babycham BB/BIS, A lot  to  like  in this s/w  bitch of  nice proportions, good length  of  back & neck,  nice height -level  top line, good sweep over croup and nice tail, well-shaped  ribs with  good heart room, good straight  front legs and   quite  good shaped  feet.  Balanced one piece head of good  planes,  smooth  cheeks and  well moulded foreface, head handles  nicely, correct almond eye  lacking  in  many , well set and placed,  pleasing expression, ears a bit wide  as  not  on her toes indoors but  put  in a good  performance, moved  freely, presented  in good double  coat  of correct texture .Not overly  woolly  like some . Well balanced girl. An easy winner for me today. Well done!

2nd Randall’s’ Ladnar Inkheart JW,  young tri  bitch  superbly  schooled on standing  and presented to  advantage; bit  longer  on the leg  for me, moved  freely  but rather fond  of her tail, Shorter  head ,although  has  much  appeal  prefer  the eye shape and set  1 .Shown in good coat  ,very attractive and eye-catching but preferred the longer body  balance & lay  of shoulder  of 1.

Post Graduate Bitch
1st Cozens’ Bhyllsacre Babycham 
Loved both of these 2 tris, but neither moved very well today. Both have really lovely one piece heads of lovely balance.
2nd Pointons’  Aldreen Dressed to Impress, has the edge, She had for me the most appealing  head and expression of the day , loved  her  super femininity, lovely  eye and  expression ,but her huge coat,  excess weight  and reluctance  to move  spoilt her chances,  love to  see her again   when she  is more on form .Really appealed
3rd Skinners’ Samhaven Time is Money with Nikal, not moving well in front today & too fond of her tail.
4th  Rigby’s’ Kourika Krushed Krystal at Eximer

Limit Bitch (2,0)
1st Slaters’  Amalie Lynmead Lets Go Alexi to Stanlox- s/w  girl  of  lovely size,  beautifully groomed & presented in good coat, really good neck & top line, well carried head of good planes, with  lovely rounded muzzle. Nice dark eye of good size & shape, disappointed in movement on the floor today going & coming.

2nd Williams’ Essanjay Moonlight Shadow- 5  yr  old Tri girl, nicely handled & presented, good length  of head  with  good foreface, moved  ok but lacking reach & drive, somewhat matronly in outlook, reluctant  showgirl today, but  was down on  pasterns with rather flat front feet.

Open Bitch (3,1)
1st Annables’ Danfrebek Magics Wildspice with Avisette, Very  feminine 5  yr old s/w  with huge excessive coat which  detracts from both  shape and  movement, Nice size & neck, good rib, level  top line  and  good length  of tail, quite fine foreface, good dark  eye, wide set ears, would prefer better mouth & tighter lips.. Reluctant mover & showgirl today.

Cheryl Lockett