I would like to thank the officers and committee for asking me to judge Smooth Collies at their open show, I was very well looked after and enjoyed my day I would also like to thank my steward Sophie Wray who did a sterling job and kept things moving along. And also the exhibiters for entering under me and taking my decisions in a good sporting manner. My only criticism is of some of the exhibits had dirty teeth, but I was very pleased with my main winners.
Special Yearling Dog (3) 1st French’s Breckmore By Design a Blue of good size and colour, who stood out in this class and my star of the day, a good clean and well balanced head, nice almond shaped eye, ears bang on top giving a lovely expression, he as a good length of neck into well shaped shoulders, nice deep chest good rear angles, floated round the ring keeping a level top line, at one with his handler, I think this boy will be joining the upper house soon, I was pleased to award him BD BOB and pleased to see him go BIS.
2nd Cole’s Sturtmoor Dream of Kasvelyn Sable of good size good eye, well set ears nice length of neck good shoulders, good angles moved well pity to meet first I am sure they could change places.
Open Dog (6) 1st Czyzak’s Cuba Libre Smooth Drinks a lovely rich sable who stood out in this class a nice almond eye well set ears which he used all the time, a good length of neck in to a well laid shoulder good rear angles, moved out well keeping a good top line, pushed hard for top honours RBD.
2nd Leach’s Manordeifi Dionysus at Hiltarn Blue with good head and eye, good angles moved well.
Puppy Bitch (1) French’s Breckmore Blossom a sweet very feminine little girl Who stood alone, but she has the most beautiful head and eye, well set ears which she used none stop, a good length of neck into good shoulders lovely rear angles, she moved out so well for a baby, stood and showed like a veteran I was pleased to award her BP BPIB and pleased to see she went on to win BPIS.
Special Yearling Bitch (3) 1st Hartley’s Foxearth Finnish Spirit at Jimjack a lovely tri just loved her make and shape, a nice almond eye, well set ears giving a lovely expression, nice length of neck into well placed shoulders moved well with nice level top line, I was happy to award her BB. BOS.
2nd Theobald & Norman’s Seanua Softly Softly Rich sable bitch who was feeling the heat today a little unsettled good head and eye moved ok.
Post Graduate Bitch (3) 1st Sweeney’s Plaisance Blue Belle blue of good colour, nice almond eye, ears bang on top which she used well good length of neck in to good shaped shoulders, good angles moved well both ways with level top line.
2nd Glover’s Oakestelle Indie Rock at Stormsett nice almond eye good ears good neck nice angles moved ok. Another feeling the heat.
Open Bitch (8) 1st Peacock’s Blamorder Back to the start for Saraneth tri with a lovely shaped eye and well set ears giving desired expression, good length of neck, good shoulders nice front assembly, nice length of back which she kept level on the move, pushed hard for top honours. RBB
2nd Gay’s Yagane’s Lavender Mist Full sized bitch who stood with dignity good eye shape, ears bang on top, good neck and shoulders moved out well keeping a good top line.