COLLIE ASSOCIATION CH. SHOW.  27.11.2016

ROUGH COLLIE DOGS

I was honoured to be invited to judge Rough Collie Dogs at this prestigious Show.  One I have supported over many years as an exhibitor and lately as spectator. My thanks to the Officers and Committee who always make me feel most welcome.  I really enjoyed my day.

A huge thank you to my stewards Anne and Marianne who kept proceedings  going smoothly.

 VETERAN DOG (3)
1.  WRAY’S TAKHISSIS HIGH VOLTAGE.  “Panda” to his friends, and he has many.  Thoroughly enjoyed his day out.  At one with his handler (who he obviously loves).  I imagine it’s every exhibitor’s dream to own a collie as constant as he is.  B.V.I.B.
2.  WALDER’S CH. HANVALE DOOGIE HOWSER.   Another I have long admired during his campaigning career.  He was very unfortunate to meet 1 in such sparkling form today.
3.  RAE’S ANTOC KISS THE GIRLS.


MINOR PUPPY DOG (7)  
A poor class of mixed specimens in size and type.  I was pleased with my winner though.
1.  CARVEY’S RASHEL ONE MOMENT IN TIME.  Tricolour.  Really jet black body coat, lovely shine on it but lacking undercoat which makes it look flat.  Full snow white collar, immaculately presented.  Well filled foreface and flat backskull, sweet eye and expression and neat ears which he used.
2.   BELLAMY & MURRAY’S BELOREEN STARMAN, 8 months blue merle.  Quite rangy and well up to size.  Moved Ok.  Too much black patching on bodycoat for me.
3.   McENTEE’S GERIAN SUNINTOXICATED.

PUPPY DOG(7)
1.   WALKER MR. & MRS.& MRS.RITCHIE, BELDONES SEDUCTEUR AT STARLENGA.  Striking s/w dog just coming to the end of his puppy career.  Upstanding with very little to complain about.  He made a pleasing picture standing and moved very souldly.  To be critical, I would like his ears tighter, but overall a nice puppy dog.  Should do well.
TRIPPS’S TREMARO CELTIC SON.  Another who is nearling the end of a good puppy career.
Clear golden sable with not a lot wrong with him. Movede and showed very well.  Just preferred expression of winner.
BLAKE’S CORYDON THE RINGMASTER.


JUNIOR (11)
1.   BLAIKIE’S KOURIKA KOSTA KOFFEE.  Tricolour.  An easy winner of this class in spite of the ringside criticism.  On first glance he appears to have no neck, but push the halo of hair back away from the head and you find a smooth foreface and flat backskull.  Very neat ears correctly placed and which he used and sweet well-set eye.  Jet black coat groomed to perfection.
2.   HASSOCK’S CAMANNA COLOUR ME PERFECT.  Very aptly named blue who has had a tremendous puppy career.  Now in Junior.  A big, rangy looking dog who needs a new adult coat to fit his frame.  Performed well for his handler but OH! THAT TAIL on the move.  Well presented.
3.   LISTER’S JOTARS PLATINUM MOON AT NEWARP.


YEARLING (4)  WITHHELD


NOVICE (7)
1.   RASHEL ONE MOMENT IN TIME.
2.   LISTER’S JOTARS PLATINUM MOON AT NEWARP. 3rd in Junior.  Quite rangy and well up for size. Nice colour.  Lean head and rather fine foreface.  Moved ok.
3.   BLAKE’S CORYDON THE RINGMASTER.

GRADUATE(2)
1.   HASSOCK’S CAMANNA CAST A LONG SHADOW.  Brother to 2nd in Junior and likewise has had a sparkling puppy career.  Handled today by a young man of 10 years and he did very well.  I have always preferred this one to his brother.  Much smarter and compact.  Very clean foreface and flat backskull.  Well placed ears which gives the desired expression due to the sweet correctly placed eyes.  Moved very well.  Pity it didn’t stay for the challenge.
2.   STEVENS’ CARIADHAF CRAZY DREAM.  Sable/white.  Neatly turned out, but rather big in eye for me.  Moved Ok.


POST GRADUATE (3)
FERGUSON’S LADNAR DOUBLE DUTCH. 4 ½ years shaded s/w, with good markings and the colour I love.  His head is nicely balanced, has a sweet eye and expression and wewll-placed ears.  Moved soundly.
2.   WITHHELD


MID-LIMIT DOG
1.   TIPPER’S TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN.  Aptly named clear golden sable in first class condition and groomed to perfection.  Smooth rounded foreface and flat backskull.  Sweet eye and expression and ears well placed though too heavy which detracts somewhat.  Moved soundly.
2.   McLAUGHLIN’S RYDEEN JAMBOREE AT BRIHOW.  Upstanding tri in full coat which was beautifully presented.  His head is nicely balanced with sweet eye and expression.  Neat ears which he used non-stop.  Unlucky to meet 1 today.
3.   SHIPP’S TREMARO CATCH A STAR.


LIMIT DOG(7)
1.    COONEY’S JOPIUM STOLE MY HEART AT LINGWELL.  Have greatly admired this dog over the last year or so.  He has matured so well.  His coat is fitting his frame now and is of good texture.  His head handles well, if a little short in foreface, but this does not detract from the overall picture which is very pleasing.  Wasn’t showing as he usually does and moved lethargically.  Won this class with ease, but had to be content with Res.CC.
2.   ROSS’S TREMARO STAR TOUGH AT SAMSHERNIK.  Gold s/w with full shawl collar and white front legs.  Could have a better reach of neck and head a bit too heavy for me.
3.   COLE’S ALANITA ALL THAT JAZZ.


OPEN (7)
BLAKE’S CH. CORYDON THE RINGLEADER.  Not yet 3 years old, but what a mature dog he is.  He is just the right size.  Strong legs and feet without being “cloddy”.  He has excellent lay of shoulder and reach of neck and because of this balance in his construction he cannot move badly.  His bodycoat is rich sable and fitting his frame, and a big shawl collar to set off the contrast.   The standard asks for “parallel planes”, and this is what this dog has, and therefore, neat ears in the correct position on his beautifully flat skull.  His eye is of the correct shape and together with the ear carriage gives the desired expression, so rarely seen these days.  He moves effortlessly and with drive.  He could go all day.  I hear what the critics say, but the overall picture this dog presents is so impressive, and the standard does say “slight but perceptible stop”, and not “doorsteps” and a deep stop will bring in dish-faces with too wide-set ears which you do not want.
2.   SMEDLEY’S ATTENDUS ERASURE.   Good honest collie.  Well presented and shown.  He has a fitting coat of the correct texture and nice bright colour.  Stands foursquare on good legs and feet.  Moved well.   It is the Judge’s prerogative to decide whether or not to bring in the 2nd to the CC winner not a god given right, and I personally think it is unfair to the exhibitor of the dog that was 2nd to give them false hope when the Judge concerned had already decided where the award was to go.
3.   HULL’S LIZMARK GOLD STANDARD.

JILL OLIVER
JUDGE.