The Collies Club of Wales 06.04.19

Smooth Collies

Many thanks to a lovely and hospitable Committee for my invitation and to the Exhibitors for their entries.

Special Yearling Dog 0

Limit Dog 2 1 abs
Moors Manordeifi Bow Regard 2yr old Sable/white good bone for size and shape. Lovely dark almond eye, and ear set used alertly. Scissor bite, blunt wedge to head shape. Firm neck and top line with gentle rise. Straight front legs on oval feet. Good croup and tail set and carriage. Coat harsh, moving well away and towards with ample side gait.

Open Dog 2
Benton & Wood’s  Ch Oakestelle Vivaldi,Tri  5 yrs mature lad Lovely silhouette on the stand. Head is balanced with good eye shape and expression, scissor bite and clean underjaw. Good bone for size and shape, Firm neck into well laid shoulders, straight front legs well arched oval feet, Sound parallel hocks, well-muscled throughout which showed on the move with positive drive, reach and fluidity with good tail carriage. Harsh jacket well presented.
Cole’s Ch Sturtmoor Dream of Kasvelyn 3 yrs sable quality lad. Lovely size and shape. Dark eye and pigment, bite, and muzzle shape good giving balanced ratios to skull, alert ear usage. Just stood a little under himself on rear at times losing his good bend of stifle, but sound hocks moved well covering ground with ease not surprised he has his title.

Veteran D/B 3 1 abs
Benton’s Ch Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle 10 yrs blue merle bitch feminine silhouette with ample bone for size. Balance ratios to skull giving desired blunt wedge. Eye dark, and well pigmented. Used ears well forming kind gentle expression. Firm hard condition throughout on straight front legs correct feet and arched toes. Lovely bend of stifle and sound hocks. Moving showed reach drive and balance with good tail set and carriage.
Moore’s Manordeifi Silver Sparkle 10 yrs merle bitch stood slightly longer in couplings than1, good neck, and top line. Feet slightly flatter than 1. Head blunt wedge ear set slightly wider dark eye almond shape preferred shape to 1. Enjoying her day, was a little untidy in front coming towards and away, needed more time to settle.

Special Yearling Bitch 4
Benton’s Oakestelle Artemis,  20 mths merle Feminine lovely shape size and bone. Lovely neck into well laid shoulders, good elbow placement and depth to chest and ribbing. Straight front legs on oval well arched feet. Firm top line and gentle rise on loins, clean muscle toned thighs and sound parallel hocks, good croup giving correct tail set and carriage. Head has a good wedge shape and set to ears which used well, correct bite clean underjaw. Dark eye and gentle expression. Moving covered ground effortlessly with reach, drive and fluidity and balance. Surely destined for her title.
Glover’s Stormsett Snow Crystal, Blue Merle 13 mths developing well. Ample bone for her size and shape. Head still changing, eye slightly rounded, used ears well. Good bend of stifles and hocks, moving was unbalanced away and towards needs more time to settle.
Caulfield’s Blamorder Marvelousness Tri lovely size and shape. Reach of neck and lay of shoulder. Good in rear assembly. Lovely dark eye and balance to skull and muzzle. Dark eye of good shape. Moving was unsettled and needs more practice and show experience, but handlers first show dog and coped well just needs to enhance handling skills and could have a bright future.

Limit Bitch 0
Open Bitch 7 4 abs
Flower’s Breckamore Butterfingers Sh Cm Tri bitch Ample reach of neck, top line good, croup a little steep, but still carried tail well, Head a tad strong for me with good bite, used ears well, dark eye. Moved well away and towards, side gait showed ample reach.
Glover’s Oakestelle Indie Rock at Stormsett Feminine in size and shape. Dark eye and shape, ears set a shade wider, good bend of stifles and hocks, feet could be a shade tighter arched for me. Moving gave a balanced performance ample depth to chest and ribbing, carrying a shade more body than 1.
Caulfield’s Blamorder Marvellousness  Shame she was having such fun and not moving fluidly, she is build correct so this no doubt will come with more finesse and handling experience.

Best Dog   Benton & Wood’s  Ch Oakestelle Vivaldi
Reserve Best Dog Cole’s Ch Sturtmoor Dream of Kasvelyn
Best Bitch  Benton’s Oakestelle Artemis
Reserve Best Bitch Benton’s Ch Aploex Marionette of Oakestelle
Best Veteran Benton’s Ch Aploex Marionette of Oakestelle
BIS Benton’s Oakestelle Artemis
RBIS Benton’s Ch Aploex Marionette of Oakestelle       

Allyson King