My thanks to the officers and Committee for inviting me to act as referee and Best in Show judge at this friendly, well run show. My co judges sent through some fabulous dogs for me to judge.

Best in Show went to the Rough Collie, Geddes’ Ch Ingledene Spirits Arise. Mature tri male shown in great coat and condition. Excels in breed type with his balanced outline, good reach of neck, excellent length of back and long tail. He is well angulated fore and aft and thank to this and his overall balance, he moves so well, with reach in front and drive from behind, keeping a steady topline on the move. His head is correctly  balanced with good backskull, correctly placed stop and moulded foreface. His eye is dark, almond shaped, and together with his well used ears contribute to a sweet yet masculine expression.

Reserve Best in Show was the Smooth, Denton’s Ch Brackenhaye’s Fields of Gold. Top class sable Smooth male who was equally as accomplished on the move. Well constructed and shown in excellent condition. Super reach of neck, good length of back, correctly angulated. His head is balanced with a good expression. Beaten today by the Rough’s exquisite expression. There was no award for BOSIS but the super feminine Hanvale Polly Shelby impressed for her good construction and sweet expression. Moving well, she just needs to flatten in skull for me.

 Best Puppy in Show was the Rough, Blake’s Corydon Pol Roger. Very collected young man with all the essentials. Super reach of neck and good length of back. Good angulations. His head is balanced with a correct stop, well used ears. Eyes a little small for me. Moved ok.

Reserve Best Puppy in Show was Timperon, Williams & Lusty’s Smooth Blamorder Go Romancing. Well made tri bitch needing to clear in stop and finish in head as yet. Ears rather light today. She moved really well thanks to her excellent construction.

Best Veteran in Show was Benton’s Smooth Ch Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle. At 10 years old still retains her qualities.  Very good Breed type with lovely balance. Still has good dentition and steps out like a youngster. In super condition.

Reserve Best Veteran in Show was the Rough Philpin’s Tudorlyn Little Princess. Another oldie shown in super condition. Lovely type with good construction. Not the movement of the winner.

Bev White (judge).