British Collie Club Ch. Show 5th March 2022

I wish to thank the British Collie committee for inviting me to judge dogs at this prestigious show the atmosphere around the rings was magnificent resulting in a most enjoyable day by all at this well run show.


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Nick and Anne Smith for collecting me at the Airport on the Friday and leaving me back on the Saturday also to Duna and Jo for their company on the Friday night at the Hotel.


The entry for these days was quite good 51dogs with only 2 absentees, there were no visible health or welfare concerns and all of the dogs were well groomed and in good condition.


Mr Shipp never stopped and did an excellent job as show Manager resulting  with all shows running smoothly with the support of Duna and committee. To Mrs Shipp I wish her well, I know how disappointed she must have been to miss her first show as secretary due to a trapped sciatic nerve


Veteran Dog ( 6,0 )
1st, Congdon,  CH/FR.CH Jugband Blues Du Clos De Sea-Wind Via Aaronwell (Imp Fra ) TAF.   Upstanding B/M who has all the attributes of a true champion, his head is well balanced with an excellent eye, good shoulder angulation, good depth of chest with well sprung ribs, good length of body, excellent bone and moved well. Best veteran dog.
2nd, Skalin, Int/GB/NO//DK/FI/NOR CH  Kiss’s Hug Fantazija,   Another quality Tri dog with a jet black coat, excellent eye, flat skull with ears set correctly, excellent conformation, good bone, lovely turn of stifle and moved true with drive.
3rd, Patman, Pick Pocket Via Samhaven.


Minor Puppy Dog ( 3 )

1st, Blaikie, Kourika You’ll Do For Me,  Tri of excellent type, with a balanced head, lovely eye and ear placement and a well rounded muzzle, good angles at shoulder into straight front, lovely conformation and well let down at rear nicely of for bone moved true but just needs to settle.       Res Best Puppy Dog                            

2nd, Chaplin, Takhisis Lysander, Good head proportions balanced with ears well used good reach of neck into well laid shoulder good overall body shape and nice bone just a little erratic on the move needs to settle however only a baby.
3rd, Parnham, Caribbean Blue Sky Actis To Samante.


Puppy Dog ( 4, 1 )
1st, Mc Carte, Roughrigg Red All Over, S/W with a balanced head all in proportion, lovely eye and well rounded muzzle, lovely angulation at shoulder into straight front, nice neat feet, lovely confirmation good turn of stifle and well let down at rear, moved true but just needs to settle. Best Puppy Dog.
2nd, Brooker, Corisian Parisian Magic, S/W another quality puppy with a correct almond shaped dark eye, excellent ear set, shoulders well angulated into straight front, good depth of chest and length of back, moved ok another that needs to settle.
3rd, Hogg, Lillyway Lemon and Lime.


Junior Dog ( 6 )
1st, Hawkins & Foy, Beldones Rocket Man. S/W  with an excellent balanced head, muzzled well rounded, good ears and a lovely eye giving the desired sweet expression, good shoulder into straight front, nice bone correct depth of chest and ribs well sprung well let down at rear moved true.
2nd, Lockyer, Gataj Out of The Woods, S/W Finer in head than first however balanced throughout, shoulders well angled into straight front, toes well arched and close together, lovely conformation nice turn of stifle and hocks well let down, moved soundly.
3rd, Llewellyn, Red Hot Chilli Pepper Du Clos De Sea Wind at Salsina.


Maiden Dog ( 0 )


Novice Dog  ( 1 )

1st, Milligan & Marley,   Alfsden Endless Night, Tri, head balanced with correct almond shaped eye, good angles at shoulder, good spring of rib and good overall body shape, nice angles at rear,however on the move he needs to settle.


Graduate Dog ( 6,1 )
1st, Cronk, Chelborn That’ll Do,  Tri, I liked this boy a lot he had excellent head properties, lovely almond shaped eye , ears well set, good angles at shoulder into straight front, nice bone, good depth of chest and ribs well sprung lovely conformation and well let down at rear, very well presented and moved best in class, he needs some handling this dog probably has not been at shows due to covid, more outings will do him good.
2nd, Hawkins & Foy, Beldones Toucher Du Bois, S/W with an excellent eye, rounded muzzle, flat skull and well arched neck, front straight with good bone, good depth of chest and spring of rib, well let down at rear moved ok.
3rd, Lockyer, Gataj Take it on the Run.


Post Graduate Dog ( 7 )
1st, Edwards, Starlenga Harry Potter with Elshajo,  S/W  Quality dog with excellent head properties, lovely dark almond shaped eye and ears right on top which he used non stop, shoulders sloping and well angulated into straight front, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs, lovely overall shape, good turn of stifle and well let down hocks, moved best in class.
2nd, Llewellyn, Fridens Xtra Chance for Salsina, Tri Another quality dog with a well  balanced head excellent eye and ears well set and right on top, strong neck well arched, lovely conformation, excellent feet well let down at rear and moved well.
3rd, Growcott, Lillyway Legacy,

Mid Limit Dog ( 5 )
1st, Singh, Tiganlea Task Master at Trenic, B/M with excellent head properties, lovely well set  eye and good underjaw, well arched neck, good depth of chest and spring of rib, good conformation, good turn of stifle and short hocks moved true.
2nd, Cronk, Culbrae Code Red at Chelborn, S/W Balanced head with a lovely almond shaped eye, ears were well placed and right on top, good angles at shoulder into straight front good depth of chest and excellent spring of rib, good overall conformation and moved well.
3rd, Turner, Chantique Magical Mystery.


Limit Dog  ( 7 )
1st, Lockyer, Gataj Struck by Lighting, S/W  Quality dog with excellent head properties the sweetest of almond shaped eyes obliquely set giving the desired expression, well arched neck and good angles at shoulder into straight front, lovely conformation good firm back and the slightest rise over loan, good turn of stifle and well let down at rear enabling him to move with drive, best mover in class and a well deserved C.C.  Congratulations.
2nd, Blaikie, Kourika King Pin, B/M  Another quality dog with a lovely well balanced head, excellent eye well set, nice arched neck into well laid shoulders, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs, well bodied and nice conformation, well let down at rear moved well.
3rd, McCarte, Roughrigg Rag ‘N’ Bone Man.


Open Dog ( 7 )
1st, McCANN, CH Oakland Blue STYLE Du Clos De Seawind at Zplkhan,  B/M An excellent proportioned dog in every way, well rounded muzzle, flat skull , excellent eye and ears well set and right on top giving the desired expression, shoulders well angulated, ribs well sprung excellent conformation, level top line, good turn of stifle and well let down at rear, moved soundly, Res C.C.
2nd, Cronk, INT CH Skabona The Gambler at Chelborn, A very impressive dog balanced head flat skull  eyes and ears well placed however preferred the expression of first, excellent angles at shoulder, good depth of chest and spring of rib, well made dog with excellent conformation ,well let down at rear, excellent on the move.
3rd, Lockyer, Think of Me Prince of Sunlight at Gataj.

JUDGE; Grenville Francis  ( PEBLU )