Lancashire & Cheshire Collie Club Championship Show 5th May 2019

There are several accolades in a breeders/show career that one hopes may come to fruition. Awarding my first set of CCs being one of them so you can image how honoured & excited I was to be invited to award my first set of CCs at this friendly & well-run club that I have supported over the years.

My thanks to the committee for giving me this opportunity.

The venue is ideal for exhibitor’s and absolutely dog friendly no slip floors here. Many thanks also to my stewards for their efficient running of the ring and lastly to all exhibitors for your fantastic entry’s I am told it was the highest this club has had for a single judge in the past few years.

Now with deep regret I must mention that when exhibiting one would expect dogs to be clean & presented in good order sadly not with a few that had so much products in their coat it made them feel cloggy and greasy. There were a few surprises with dirty & missing teeth not just in the older ones, there were a few with pricked ears & short tails. Another of my pet hates are feet I like to see a nice tight foot with short nails however some could benefit from road walking or a manicure & lastly my other surprise of the day was a couple of monorchids!
Having said all the negatives, I was very pleased with my overall winners’ presentation, showmanship and temperaments were very good.

DOGS

MINOR PUPPY DOG 2
1 Geddes INGLEDENE MERCURY RISIN 7.5mth B/M loved this young boy his colour is to die for, pleasing head good under jaw nice eye & ear set, good shoulders nice length of back & lovely short hocks, good bone tight feet and excellent movement, in tip top condition beautifully presented BPIB
2 Hawkins BRILYN THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC 6mth Tric at his first show a little unsettled but I’m sure once he gets the hang of it has a bright future ahead of himself. Nicely put together from all aspects pleasing head, good bone nice feet beautifully presented.

PUPPY DOG 5
1 Geddes INGLEDENE MERCURY RISIN
2 Blaikie KOURIKA KNOCK ON WOOD S/W standing he looked very appealing with the outline I was looking for he has a very pleasing head with nice eye alert ears good moulding of foreface excellent under jaw good bone tight feet moved& showed well nicely presented
3 Lockyer O’CONNOR DU BOIS DES AMAZONES AT GATAJ (IMP Fr)

JUNIOR DOG 9/1 mixed class
1 Hawkins & Foy Beldones Blue Echo B/M in fabulous coat probably a little too much as you really need to get hands on to appreciate his construction, nice head good moulding & underjaw alert ears, well off for bone with nice tight feet moved well considered him for RCC.
2 McCann OAKLAND BLUE STYLE DU CLOS DE SEAWIND AT ZOLKHAN (IMP Fr) Liked this B/M very much just lacking in coat on the day. Pleasing head with the most beautiful eye that looked into me he has a cheeky expression with alert ears, angles good fore & aft good bone tight feet moved well.
3 Lockyer ONCE UPON A TIME DU CLOS DE SEA-WIND WITH GATAJ
MAIDEN DOG 2
1 Geddes INGLEDEND MERCURY RISIN
2 Lockyer O’CONNOR DU BOIS DES AMAZONES AT GATAJ (IMP Fr) S/W 3rd in PD, pleasing head type, nice eye, ears could be a tad tighter but when he pulled them together he has a most exquisite expression, well-made but to be critical would prefer a little more length of back to complete the picture, moved well shown on a lose lead well presented as were all the exhibits from this kennel.
NOVICE DOG 3
1 Lockyer O’CONNOR DU BOIS DES AMAZONES AT GATAJ (IMP Fr)
2 Davis MONSOLANA READ OF ME VIA ROSSCHELL Tric Nice picture standing, pleasing head eye & ears all combining to give a lovely expression, good bone & feet, in good condition just needs to body up moved well & beautifully presented
3 Mills LYNMACK STARMAN

GRADUATE DOG 7 Mixed class
1 Congdon FRIDENS STAY COOL WITH AARONWELL (IMP Rus) loved the head on this S/W beautiful dark eye, lovely tight ears good moulding to foreface with excellent under jaw, good angles fore & aft well off for bone with tight feet moved well in excellent condition & well presented as were all the exhibits from this kennel.
2 Walker & Ritchie NORSKA DE REMEMBER OUR LOVE FOR STARLENGA (IMP Fr) Tric for me his head is a bit strong and I would like more leg length to balance him out, having said that he has very good bone nice short hocks moved well & presented in excellent condition.
3 Gregory & McClarty PHREELANCER PHORTUNES LEAP

POST GRADUATE DOG 6 Mixed class of varying types
1 Lockyer THINK OF ME PRINCE OF SUNLIGHT AT GATAJ (IMP HUN) S/W in excellent body & condition, pleasing in head with nice eye & good ear carriage, good angles fore & aft to be nit-picking I would like a tad more length of neck moved with drive and enthusiasm.
2 Humphrey SHASAM SIGN OF THE TIMES JW S/W not quite the maturity of one but has everything in the right place, nice head soft expression coming from a lovely dark eye ears bang on top, good angles bone & feet moved well just unlucky to meet one.
3 Blake CORYDON TRUMP THE LOT

LIMIT DOG 12 
1 Geddes INGLEDENE WELL SOOTED Tric who won this class on his movement & outstanding conformation, standing he has so much to like super neck, length of back excellent angles fore & aft fabulous bone, loved his little hocks & tight feet in excellent condition however he didn’t have the expression I was looking for today…his day will come.
2 Page LYNMEAD AMALIE BRING ME BACK JW Shaded S/W I have watched this boy work his way up through the ranks & wasn’t disappointed on going over him today, pleasing head with beautiful dark eye ears bang on top good moulding to foreface, nicely angulated fore & aft good bone excellent tight feet & short hocks moved very well beautifully presented unlucky to meet one.
3 Lockyer GATAJ BEAU OF SURPRISES

OPEN DOG 8
1 Tipper TIGANLEA TONE DOWN Tric Wow I was blown away by this boy he has a supper expression coming from nice dark eye good moulding of foreface & strong underjaw, fabulous reach of neck into good lay of shoulder & upper arm nice short hocks, tight feet good length of tail & to top it all he could move, beautifully presented as were all from this kennel, very pleased to award him his first CC, hope the others are not too far away.
2 Congdon CH JUGBAND BLUES DU CLOS DE SEA-WIND VIA AARONWELL (IMP Fr) Well known B/M who excelled in head qualities just loved his expression, eye, moulding of foreface good under jaw just wish he would use his ears a bit more to show himself off, underneath that coat he has a lovely neck good angles fore & aft super little hocks & tight feet beautifully presented moved well thank you for bringing him.
3 McClelland & Brotherton RASHEL SHOW TIME AT ALAUNA

VETERAN DOG 5
1 Blake DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON B/M whose colour is not his fortune, well up for size on this 8yr old gentlemen in super condition, pleasing head type if a bit strong for me, fabulous bone, tight feet moved well.
2 Mellish DEMELEWIS CATCHMYDRIFT litter brother to one, slightly finer than his brother clean head tight fitted coat showing off his lovely outline, moved well
3 Clare BLUCHIP SOLAR STORM OF SKYESHELM

 

BITCHES

MINOR PUPPY BITCH 7
1 Jackson SASSARI SPARKLES 8.5mth B/M nice young baby with a pleasing head supper outline good reach of neck, angles good fore & aft nice bone moved well hope her colour clears out.
2 Tipper TIGANLEA TWINKLING STAR 8mth B/M better colour than one but not the neck, lovely expression nice eye alert ears good bone & feet moved well.
3 Davis BELDONES UPTOWN GIRL OF ROSSCHELL

PUPPY BITCH 8/2
1 Jones & Blackburn ERJON EVOLVING STAR S/W what a super baby this is she has a lovely head with a beautiful dark eye ears bang on top good moulding to foreface with a good underjaw, fabulous neck into good shoulders length of back short hocks & tight feet moved well & nicely presented BPB
2 Iley ARKLETHILL DELILAH AT ILEYDA S/W another lovely young puppy who was unlucky to meet one. Loved her head nice & clean lovely eye ears bang on top good moulding to foreface, fabulous reach of neck good bone tight feet moved well presented in excellent condition
3 Bluck SALSINA SHARING SECRETS

JUNIOR BITCH 10/3
1 Iley CALL ME DREAMER IN BLUE FOR ILEYDA DELLA VERDE SCOZIA (IMP ITA) B/M with a pleasing head lovey eye ears bang on top nice moulding of foreface all combing to give that sweet expression, fabulous neck into good lay of shoulder length of back good strong hocks nice tight feet groomed to perfection moved very well
2 Welsh THISTHWING HARP STRING shaded S/W different in head to one & I would have preferred a sweeter eye to enhance her expression, fabulous neck good shoulder & upper arm, good length of back into good rear angles with nice hocks, presented & moved very well
3 White MEJOLA PHYSICAL ATTRACTION

MAIDEN BITCH 5
1 Hawkins & Foy BELDONES CORRADINA S/W I liked this young lady for her sweet expression beautiful eye ears bang on top good moulding to foreface, lovely outline when standing good reach of neck, angles fore & aft good nice short hocks groomed to perfection & moved soundly.
2 Iley ARKLETHILL DELILAH AT ILEYDA
3 Barron & Jenkins TIGANLEA TWINKLING SAPHIRE AT RANNALEROCH

NOVICE BITCH 7 mixed class for type
1 Iley CALL ME DREAMER IN BLUE FOR ILEYDA DELLA VERDE SCOZIA (IMP ITA)
2 White MEJOLA MAIN ATTRACTION S/W different type to one, none the less pleasing head although over trimming of the ears spoilt her expression, nicely made with good bone & tight feet presented in good order moved ok
3 Whitaker SILUTO OVER THE MOON

GRADUATE BITCH 8/1
1 Lockyer BELDONES COCO MADEMOISELLE AT GATAJ S/W standing back presented a very nice picture pretty girl with a sweet expression she has good bone & nice tight feet presented in good condition & moved well
2 Iley CALL ME DREAMER IN BLUE FOR ILEYDA DELLA VERDE SCOZIA (IMP ITA)
3 Mitchell & Jordan SCOTTLYME QKISSAGRAM FOR AVONFAIR (IMP BEL)

POST GRADUATE BITCH 11/2
1 Davis BELDONES BABY LOVE Tric with the sweetest of expressions lovely dark eye ears bang on top & used well nice moulding to foreface, good reach of neck angles good fore & aft, nice bone short hocks & lovely feet, groomed to perfection & moved very well
2 Jackson SASSARI MADE ME SILVER nicely coloured B/M with a sweet expression lovely make & shape just lost out on movement to one
3 Cook & Watkins WHATACOO BLAZE OF GLORY

LIMIT BITCH 14 My biggest class of the day all present & I was spoilt for choice.
1 Humphrey SHASAM SHADES OF GUILT S/W this young lady has nothing to be guilty about. I just loved her standing away she presented the picture I was looking for elegant neck into good shoulders & upper arm good length of back into good bend of stifle with lovely short hocks & fabulous feet, her head is to die for so clean with lovely moulding she has the most beautiful eyes she is always alert & never puts a foot wrong groomed to perfection & moved like a train very pleased to award her CC, BOB & later in the day see her go BIS under Peter Baily. I understand subject to KC this now takes her to the upper house. Well done & congratulations she’s a credit to you….my only criticism is she’s not mine!
2 Hawkins BRILYN MOLLYCODDLES JW S/W another beautiful young lady and similar remarks apply beautiful head eye & expression, lovely make & shape good bone tight feet moved soundly presented to perfection. Just unlucky to meet one in such good order. Her day will come I’m sure.
3 Davis MASKORI BELLA MIA FOR MONSOLANA (IMP Rus)

OPEN BITCH 11/3
1 Harrison CH CARIADHAF CANDY KISSES B/M and every inch the champion she deserves to be. Pleasing head with a beautiful dark eye alert ears nice moulding to foreface, excellent reach of neck good shoulders length of back nice short hocks & good feet, not a hair out of place today she had to make way for the younger ladies just felt she could have put a bit more effort into her movement, thank you for bringing her.
2 Congdon LOLITA LEMPICKA DU CLOS DE SEA-WIND VIA AARONWELL (IMP Fr) B/M different in head to one but what a beauty she is, sweet expression, good reach of neck length of back lovely bone short hocks & tight feet beautifully presented moved well
3 Jackson SSASSARI SEA SHIMMER

VETERAN BITCH
1 Hawkins CH BRILYN PLATINUM LUSTRE One of my all-time favourites she just gets better with age. Beautiful B/M with a lovely sweet expression fabulous outline lovely bone tight feet & short hocks in tip top condition groomed to perfection, thank you for giving me this opportunity to go over her
2 Williams ESSANJAY MOONLIGHT SHADOW probably one of the better ones from this kennel. Beautiful Tric in good condition, her head is pleasing with a soft expression, lovely bone & feet moved very well.
3-Watt CULBRAE CHARM OFFENSIVE  

Judge Sue Randall
Ladnar Collies