Midland Collie Club Championship Show
Saturday 8th February 2020
Bitch Critique

I would like to thank all the hard working members of The Midland Collie Club for the invitation to judge bitches and their warm welcome on the day. Thanks to all exhibitors for their lovely entries and to my two stewards, Gee McEntee and Kay Hateley for ensuring the smooth running of my ring. With a quality entry of 77 and just 8 absentees I had my work cut out.

Veteran (1) 1. Margetts Collingvale Creme Caramel JW. 8 year old shaded sable. Nice outline, sound construction with good angulation, bone and substance. Lovely clean head of correct proportions, clean stop, flat skull and correctly placed ears with dark expressive eyes of good size and set. Showed and moved well. In agreement with my Co Judge Didier DuPont, Best Veteran In Show. Congratulations. Minor Puppy. 11. 1. Hollywood’s Amalie Loves To Sizzle. At just 6 months old a real baby but with so much promise. Very sweet dark eyes with a melting expression. Clean stop and flat skull with good ears which she used well. Nice shape with good reach of neck and angulation. Moved well and has a bright future ahead. Congratulations on Best Puppy Bitch and Reserve Best Puppy in Show. 2. Walker & Ritchie’s Starlenga All About Me. Another baby, age wise, and again with a bright future ahead. Tricolour presented in good coat and condition. Lovely mould of foreface with clean stop and flat skull and good ears. Very dark correct shaped and set eyes giving a sweet expression. Good overall shape with good bone, angulation with spring of rib. Moved with drive but does need to settle down a little. Congratulations on Reserve Best Puppy Bitch. 3. Tipper’s Tiganlea Truly Moonstruck at Revdvicki.

Puppy. 6. (2) 1. McDade’s Lyndale Illusion Of Love. Sable/White presented in good coat and condition. Good overall shape with angulation with good bone. Nice head type with mould of foreface, clean stop and flat skull with correctly set ears. Pleasing eye and expression. Moved and showed well. 2. Farthing’s Aldreen IllusionIn Blue For Didek. Blue Merle with good length of head, pleasing eye and expression and flat skull with good ears of correct size and set. Just needs to clean a little in stop. Nice overall shape and outline but is finer in bone and substance and needs more drive on the move. 3. Rose’s Uffspring Ultravox.

Junior. 6. (2) 1. Margetts Lynmead Lemonade For Collingvale. Blue Merle with nice head type of clean lines and good length, just needing slightly more stop. Good mould of foreface, sweet dark expressive eyes and correctly set ears. Good length of neck and body of good substance and angulation. Showed and moved well. Presented in good coat and condition but would prefer the colour to be clearer. 2. Barron & Jenkins’s Tiganlea Twinkling Saphire at Rannaleroch. Another Blue Merle, of a better broken colour but shorter in head type with moulded foreface, clean stop and flat skull. Would prefer the ears a little tighter on the head. Nice overall shape and confirmation giving sound movement. Lacked the sweetness of expression I prefer. 3. Farthing’s Aldreen Illusion In Blue For Didek.

Special Yearling. 10. (1) 1. Brown’s Mertrisa Cool Love. Glamorous Tricolour presented in tip top condition. Lovely moulded head of clean lines and no exaggeration. Nice foreface, clean stop, flat skull and good ears set correctly. Sweet, dark eyes of correct shape size and set give that ultimate melting expression that I was looking for. Good reach of neck and length of back with spring of rib, angulation and proportional bone and substance all going to complete the picture of femininity. She covered the ground with ease and drive. Delighted to award her the Bitch CC and on the judgement of the referee Brian Hawkins was awarded Reserve Best In Show. Congratulations! 2. Margetts Lynmead Lemonade For Collingvale. 3. Barron & Jenkins Tiganlea Twinkling Sapphire At Rannaleroch.

Maiden. 3 1. Congdon’s Starlenga All My Love To Aaronwell. Unplaced in the strong Minor Puppy class. At not quite 7months old is well grown. Tricolour with nice head type, clean stop, pleasing eye and expression but ears are heavy which detracts slightly. Good length of head with good bone and substance and nice shape. Moved well. 2. Tipper’s Tiganlea True Romance. Another well developed baby of 6 months. Sable/White well presented in good condition with a sweet expression but a little short in head at this moment, slightly wide ear set and would prefer a little more length of neck. Nice foreface, clean stop and flat skull. Moved well. 3. James’s Deanjan Black Magic

Novice. No Entries.

Graduate. 9. (1) 1. Blaikie’s Kourika Kover Girl. Shaded sable/white with head of good length, clean stop and flat skull. Eyes are correct size and shape and give a pleasing expression. Just lacking in the sweetness I prefer. Nice mould of foreface and good ears which she used selectively. Sound construction with good length of neck and back with good angulation giving sound movement. Well presented. 2. Davis’s Beldones Uptown Girl of Rosschell. Another very nice Sable/White of good size and proportion. Well presented, nice shape, in good condition, good bone and substance and sound movement. Lovely head type with moulded foreface, clean stop and flat skull with good ears. Soft expression from correct shaped and set eyes spoilt slightly by what looked like lack of pigmentation and tear stains. 3. Hollywood’s Amalie All Most Blonde.

Post Graduate. 9. 1. Mitchell & Jordan’s Scottlyme Qkissagram For Avonfair (Imp Bel). Very good head type with nice mould of foreface, clean stop, flat skull topped with correctly set ears. Good eye shape, set and size and dark in colour giving a pleasing sweet yet enquiring expression. Nice overall shape, good neck and length of back with good confirmation, bone and substance, spring of rib and angulation. Moved with drive and purpose. Well presented in good coat and condition. Pleased to award her the Reserve Bitch CC. 2. Murray & Bellamy’s Beloreen Starlight. Blue Merle of good colour with a lovely sweet eye and expression. Pleasing head type with nice foreface and flat skull. Was very feminine all over with good shape and confirmation. Just a little fine through in bone and substance. I would prefer her movement to have had more drive. 3. Lockyer’s Gataj Girl’s Best Friend.

Mid Limit. 7. (1) 1. Congdon’s Lolita Lempicka Du ClosDe Sea-Wind Via Aaronwell (Imp Fra). Sweet, feminine Blue Merle of lovely broken colour. Good head type with mould of foreface, clean stop, and flat skull. Lovely sweet dark eyes giving a melting expression. Nice shape and confirmation but would prefer a little more neck. Moved well and presented in lovely condition. A bit reluctant to show off her virtues. 2. Sibbald’s Telford Little Mix. Very feminine and graceful lady with good head type, clean stop and flat skull with lovely sweet eye and expression. Would just prefer her ears a little tighter. Nice reach of neck and length of back with good bone, confirmation and angulation. Well presented and moved well. 3. Cronk’s Chelborn Wish List.

Limit Bitch. 9. 1. Shipp’s Gillyflower Della Buca DelleFate Fate (Imp Ita). Glamorous Sable/White, presented in absolute tip top condition but not quite in full bloom. Good overall confirmation with good length of neck and body. Nice head type with moulded foreface, clean stop, flat skull and good ears correctly set. Pleasing eye and expression and sound movement completes the picture. 2. James’s Gerian Sunbarley With Jamesfair. Very feminine sable/white of good type. Lovely head of clean lines, moulded foreface, clean stop and flat skull topped by good ears and a sweet expression from nice dark eyes of good shape , size and set. Pleasing overall shape and confirmation and moved well. 3. Walker and Ritchie’s Chantique Cinderella At Starlenga.

Open. 7. 1. Tipper’s CH. Tiganlea Tinkerbell At Revdvicki. Another glamour girl that instantly appeals for her shape and confirmation with good bone and angulation, spring of rib and overall substance. Good head of clean lines with mould of foreface , clean stop, flat skull and good ears. Personally I would prefer her eyes to be slightly darker and more obliquely set to the headline for a sweeter expression. Well presented as always from this kennel. 2. Wray-Ramsden’s Beldones Duchess Of Dreams. Another good sable/white with pleasing head qualities. Nicely moulded foreface, clean stop and flat skull. Sweet dark eyes and good ears correctly set. Nice bone and substance with good angulation giving sound movement. Unlucky to meet 1 in such good condition. 3. Congdon’s Riverside Song A Winter’s Tale Of Aaronwell (Imp Rom)

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