I was thrilled to be asked by THE BRISTISH COLLIE CLUB  to Judge Best In Show on the 5th March 2020 at both shows on the day.The amount of work put in by the committee was phenomenal. The hall was packed and looked lovely and it was great to catch up with so many old and meet new friends.

Show One

Best in Show was Hawkins & Foy Beldones Looks Like Fun who was shown in fantastic condition and groomed to perfection. Her overall shape and balance impressed me as nothing was over done nor out of line with the rest. Foreface smooth and clean with correct stop, lovely eye placement and ears used constantly. She moved with an easy steady stride and never put a foot wrong. I was delighted to give her Best in Show.

Reserve Best in Show was Bardos Ch/Int/Hun CH Tiganlea Make Good Time. This classy bitch came from a quality litter and I have never seen her look as good as she did at this show. Her elegance and overall balance is correct making her a pleasure to handle. Her head has matured extremely well and she has a  softness now that can only come with maturity. She also has the balance of length of back to reach of neck that gives her what the standard calls for. So pleased to give her Reserve Best in Show.

Best Puppy in Show was Walker & Walker & Ritchie Starlenga Nina Simone. I really only need one word to describe the blue baby WOW. At just under 7 months this most precocious blue baby blew me away.  Her colour is probably one of the best blues I have had the privilege to judge. Her head is a pleasure to handle with outstanding eye placement giving the sweetest of expression and her ears are on top. Yes she is a baby so her slightly erratic, at times, movement could be forgiven because her quality of type and style more than made up for it. I am sure she has a bright future ahead of her.

Best Veteran in Show Benton’s Oakestelle Venus De Milo. An old favourite of mine and I wonder if she will ever age. One I have judged before. Her colour is outstanding. She was shown in great condition and always performs so well for her handler. Love her overall shape and style and her head is balanced with no coarseness, eye placement lovely and her ears are on the top and used constantly.  Her movement denies her age  and I wish her well.

Anne Hollywood
Judge

 

Best In Show 2

Best in Show show 2 was Bardos Ch/Int/Hun CH Tiganlea Make Good Time, handled This lovely bitch lady came from a quality litter and I have never seen her look as good as she did at this show. Her elegance and overall balance is lovely making her a pleasure to handle. Her head has matured extremely well and she has a softness now that can only come with maturity. She also has the balance of length of back to reach of neck that gives her what the standard calls for. So pleased to give her Reserve Best in Show.

Best Puppy in Show Naulls Wynele Obession  A tri coloured baby of just over 7 months who has a very pleasing outline being balanced with a nice reach of neck and length of back. She was presented in excellent condition and she gave of her best to her owner handler. For her age she is in very hard condition and she took a little while to get her legs together on the move but eventually got into her stride and showed she did know were to put them. 

Best Veteran in Show Wray-Ramsden Beldones Duchess of Dreams. This ‘old’ lady holds her age extremely well and I really liked her overall balance with correct length of back to neck ratio. This makes her overall outline to be elegant and not overdone and she is very typical of her breeding. She was extremely well presented being both groomed and shown to her advantage. On the move she covered with ground with a smooth easy movement her body lines suggest. She stood and showed to perfection for her owner/handler

Anne Hollywood
Judge