• Show Date: 21/09/2017
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Sue Bird Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 07/04/2019

Thame & Oxfordshire County Canine Society

Thame & Oxfordshire County Canine Society

Nice showground with large in out rings, running along-side the County Show. Weather held off most of the day. A very friendly well run show.

Smooth Collies:

Post Grad 2

1st Pletz & Kazantzis’s: Foxearth Fandella; 15 month black tri bitch, beautifully balanced with good skull & foreface, dark almond shaped eyes with soft expression, well placed ears with good width at base, muscular neck on well placed shoulders with good depth of chest & well sprung ribs, strong over loin, muscular hindquarters & feet well-padded. Smooth & effortless on move RBOB

Open 2

1st Benton’s: Oakestelle Venus De Milo; 4yr old Blue Merle, Head well refined blunt wedge, with beautiful soft expression, eyes correct shape, good ear placement, good width to base & she used them giving that soft but alert expression. Strong neck & well laid shoulders, with nice depth of chest & ribs well sprung, well angulated hindquarters with a good bend stifle, allowing steady, effortless movement, in super condition for being 12 weeks off a litter of pups. BOB

2nd Benton’s: Alopex Marionette Of Oakestelle; 8yr old Blue Merle, Dam of 1st. Very similar comments to her daughter who just had the edge on movement today. But easily could swap places.

Swedish Vallhund:

Puppy 2

1st Offord’s: Rusern Cradle Of Love; 10 month bitch, feminine wedge shaped head with well-defined stop & defined mask, dark oval eyes, well placed medium sized ears, correct bite fairly long neck on well placed shoulders, good depth to chest & well sprung ribs with firm top-line. Well angulated hind-quarters with firm hocks, steady on move. BP & P Grp 3

Limit 2

1st Phillip’s: Katerina Des Fumees Du Nord; (Imp Bel) very feminine 5 yr old bitch. Sturdily built & alert. Clean cut wedge shaped head with defined stop, dark oval eyes & erect mobile ears, well-muscled neck on well laid shoulders, with nice depth to chest & well sprung ribs, firm top-line & well-muscled hindquarters, firm hocks allowing powerful effortless movement RBOB

Open Dog 3

1st Allsop’s: Ch Eldhastens Bobbo Viking ShCM; (Imp Swe) couldn’t believe this boy is 10 yrs old. Masculine wedge shaped head, with well-defined mask & stop. Medium dark oval eyes & good ear placement, correct bite with good under jaw. Muscular neck with good lay-back of shoulder, with harness markings to body, oval chest allowing free movement of front legs, well sprung ribs & firm top-line; well-muscled hind-quarters with good bend of stifle & neat hocks. Moved with purposeful drive which was both steady & agile. BOB & Grp 4

Open Bitch 3

1st Allsop’s: Karmore Cornish Maid; Feminine wedge shaped head, dark eye with nice ear placement. Good length of neck with well -placed shoulders, moderate depth to chest & well sprung ribs, firm top-line held on move. Well-rounded hind-quarters with good bend of stifle, very purposeful on move, sadly in challenge she was just a little preoccupied.

2nd Phillip’s: Ch Starvon Willamina; similar comments to 1st just slightly finer all through & not so steady on move.


Sue Bird