• Date: 21/10/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Kathleen Burnell Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 13/11/2018

North West Border Collie Club

Breed: Border Collie

Show: North West Border Collie Club - Championship Show

BORDER COLLIE - BITCHES

BEST IN SHOW: Mr R K Green & Mrs V F Green’s SH CH FAYKEN I AM LEGEND JW

RES. B.I.S: Mr J, Mrs L & Mr J Richie’s SASHDAN HIGH HOPES FOR DYKEBAR JW

Bitch CC: C & D Wiltshire SH CH CALEYKIZ RHYTHM IN BLACK

Reserve Bitch CC: Mr R K Green FAYKEN I AM LOVE JW

Best Puppy in Show: Mrs D Kinsey’s MIRAJE PEEKY BLINDER

I would like to thank all the exhibitors who helped to make up this lovely entry. A big thank you also goes to Glynis my capable steward for the day.

When deciding the final awards my co-judge Dianne Mottram and I were in full agreement with all joint decisions. Today’s best in show, a veteran now that has always pleased me standing but not always given his best on the move when I have previously judged him. However today, he pulled out all the stops in his challenge for BIS his normal gait was good. I then asked those in the challenge to pick up the pace and he did without losing his smooth outline, level topline and super reach and drive which was a pleasure to watch. Well-deserved BIS.

I had some lovely bitches in the ring today with junior and yearling classes being particularly strong and the quality veterans speak for themselves as both dog CC and bitch CC were in that category. The show had a relaxed atmosphere and the texture of the sandy floor at this equestrian centre seemed to benefit most dogs on the move. The overall quality of the bitches was good, fronts were generally ok, and it was good to see not so many steep upper arms as in previous judging. Several moved much to close front and/or rear on the move. Hindquarters were generally good with enough shape in the stifle and hocks and I was very pleased with tail sets and length.

I found a wide variation in head patterns with several bitches being too long and too narrow in foreface, also, far too many not conforming to the breed standard with incorrect eye shape, round eyes are not part of our standard the breed council’s extended breed standard explains this in more detail. Teeth placement was rather good today with just 1 reverse scissor bite, 3 level bites and 2 with missing premolars but a shame there were so many with dirty teeth.

Minor Puppy 6/1 abs

1st Mrs D Kinsey with MIRAJE PEEKY BLINDER 9mths today a nicely matured b/w of good size, well boned and presented in lovely condition, prick eared with well-shaped head and fore face, good reach of neck, spring of ribs and well placed shoulders, strong hindquarters, good bone throughout and moved well. Took best puppy in show by beating her litter brother. Just keep an eye on her extra weight.

2nd Mrs J Barratt with BEARDSWORTH MINNIE GIRL. 7mth b/w. Well boned, did not catch my eye straight away, lacking some of the overall ring presence and confidence of others in the class. On examination she stood her ground and I found a sound youngster with nice dark eye that was very sound on the move. I hope with continued sympathetic handling her confidence will continue to grow and she will be proud to show off her ears.

3rd Mrs S A Morley & A Rogerson with CHIKARAMOR BLACK MAGIC.

Puppy 7/1 abs

1st Miss W Allison with ZEABO YANKIE GIRL (IMP ITA). 11mths. Blue Merle of good height with nice coat, a feminine head though would have liked her a little stronger in foreface, well angulated shoulders, good side gait but a little narrow when viewed from the front.

2nd BEARDSWORTH MINNIE GIRL.

3rd Mrs S Small with TOBERMORAY GODREVY BEACH.

Junior 6/0 abs

1st Mrs G Gorley & Miss J Ratcliffe with ARRODARE GIRL CRUSH. 16mths. Very clean lines on this bitch, feminine with a keen expression, good bone and nice amount of coat, good head pattern, neck and front angulation with well-placed shoulder and good spring of ribs. Lovely on the move from all angles. Should have a bright future.

2nd Ms A Kempton with YONDER OAKS NEVAEH AT BORDERBROOK (IMP HUN). 12mths. Similar lines to the winner and again good bone, coat and overall construction, slightly looser on the move which should tighten with age, still very sound.

3rd Mrs J Gregory with TONKORY UNDER THE SUN.

Yearling 9/1 abs

1st Mr & Mrs Mead-Peacock & C Peacock with SOMNIATIS HARLEE QUINN. A well balanced b/w with a nice head and expression, strong bone, good clean smooth movement with enough reach and drive showing an excellent topline.

2nd J Woodgate-Ball & R Martell with CHERDENE RUMOUR HAS IT. Similar to 1 in size and balance, sound conformation and she pushed hard for the first place but didn’t quite show me the reach of the winner on the move.

3rd Miss J Baldwin with BREEVANA QUEEN OF HEARTS.

Novice 0 entries

Graduate 5/0 abs

1st YONDER OAKS NEVAEH AT BORDERBROOK.

2nd L Atkins, J Ratcliffe & I Atkins STORY REX MISS BEWITCHED BY ARRODARE IPO3. A very neat and compact tricolour with a foxy expression, a little shorter in foreface than the winner and rather round eyes. Very well balanced, well presented. Moved soundly.

3rd Miss C & J Dunlin with DARIAN READY FOR MY CLOSSE UP WITH JACHELM.

Post Graduate 13/3 abs.

1st Miss J Ratcliffe with ARRODARE HEAR ME ROAR. A 4yr old, prick eared b/w with a keen expression, good bone on a well-balanced short coupled body, pleasing front with good depth, well angled hindquarters, moved sound and steady keeping a smooth outline.

2nd Ms A Kempton with COMPANIONS TRI N STOP ME AT BORDERBROOK (IMP USA). 2yr old tri with a lovely alert head and expression, nice front construction and good bend of stifle with free movement. A bit close when viewed from the rear.

3rd S Preston, J Preston & J Large with WIZALAND BREAKAWAY BETH.

Mid Limit 7/1 abs,

1st D & M Hadden with LOCHEIL LILAC DREAM. A 4yr old red/white of good size with ample bone, she is well balanced with nice angles to her front and rear, well sprung ribs with ample depth, stood naturally four square and was good on the move. She has a nice broad skull through found her foreface on the narrow side.

2nd N Smith & R Green with FAYKEN STRIPTEASE. A 3yr old with alert ear carriage and pleasing feminine head pattern, eye shape could be better. Lovely free moving side gait and strong rear action, nice type.

3rd Mrs J Gregory with TONKORY PUTTING ON THE STYLE.

Limit 9/3 abs.

1st Mr Tunnicliffe with LITTLETHORN SHELBY JW. A well matured 4yr old with good bone throughout and no signs of weediness. I thought her neck looked a bit short whilst standing however on examination found this not to be the case, just a full undercoat masking her neck line and tending to make her look as though she was carrying a little too much weight. Lovely and free on the move and sound fore and aft.

2nd S Preston, J Preston & J Large with WIZALAND SOOTH MY SOUL. A 4yr old with a lovely head and gentle expression, a little shorter coupled but nice outline and sound front and rear not as free on the move as the winner.

3rd Mrs P Alcorn with DALGUISE ETERNAL DREAM.

Open 10/2 abs.

1st Mr R K Green with SH CH FAYKEN I AM LOVE. A beautiful 2yr old that I was pleased to present the Reserve CC. Lovely clean lines and well balanced carrying her correct weight. So good to see her free standing as many in the ring were over stacked today often to their detriment. Well shaped head, ears set wide apart, good reach of neck and well laid shoulders, well balanced, good topline, gently sloping croup with good tail carriage. Sound movement which improved as she relaxed into her gait.

2nd Mr C Wiltshire & V Rottger with CALEYKIZ BOOGIE ON JW. This is a dark faced b/w granddaughter of today’s CC winner (I could see the similarities) gave a good account of herself. Being well constructed, of good size and length with a lovely rear end. Solid movement but not quite able to beat the pace of the winner once in her stride.

3rd Miss K Rettie & P Alcorn with DALGUISE FOREVER SPECIAL.

Special Open (Smooth) 0 Entries

Special Open (Any colour except black/white or tri) 9/3 abs

1st LOCHEIL LILAC DREAM

2nd ZEABO YANKIE GIRL (IMP ITA)

3rd Mrs V Tiller with LESNUAGES PERSEPHONE BY FOXBARTON.

Special Open Working 0 Entries

Special Open (confined to members) 4/0 abs

1st Ms A Kempton with BORDERBROOK I'M THE DIVA JW. At 9yr old this strong boned b/w was hiding her age well, lovely head and expression with a strong muzzle, nice front conformation and pleasing on the move.

2nd Miss S Jones SIANWORTH HIGHLAND MIST OVER KELTIKLAN. This 4yr old this bitch was a different type to the winner. Very attractive with rich tan markings, well laid shoulders and good bend of stifle. The handler did not quite get the best out of her on the move.

3rd LESNUAGES PERSEPHONE BY FOXBARTON.

Veteran 9/2 abs.

1st C&D Wiltshire with SH CH CALEYKIZ RHYTHM IN BLACK. Looking through previous write ups I came across Bath Ch. Show 2009 where I gave this bitch the junior class at 17mths old. In the write up then I said, “beautifully balanced b/w with a dark face, lovely shoulder placement and good height to the withers, feminine head and good length of neck I was very pleased with her movement which made her a strong contender for the reserve CC however I would like to see just a little more depth of chest to complete the picture which may come with maturity”. At almost 11 years old she has that extra depth now, shows a beautiful outline and is very worthy of her win today out moving the other bitches and her handler! In the challenge for BOB she had lost a little of her earlier sparkle.

2nd Miss H Fawcett with SH CH LACEWAY WIGGLY GIGGLY. At 10 days older than the winner this was the first time I have had the pleasure of going over this pretty veteran. Lovely expression with a strong muzzle, well laid shoulders and a good top-line, sound movement from her well angulated hindquarters. A real contender for the reserve CC.

3rd RK & VF Green with SH CH FAYKEN INDECENT PROPOSALS.

Brace 2/1abs.

1st Tiller’s LESNUAGES PERSEPHONE BY FOXBARTON/FOXBARTON KINGS KNIGHT. Stood alone in this class nevertheless fully deserved their 1st place. A matching pair of sable dog/bitch presented in lovely condition with full coats. So similar in colour pattern, the bitch being a very feminine version of the dog with same bone quality, depth of rib, fall over the croup and tail set. Glided round the ring together very smoothly and both stood well.

My congratulations go to all the winners.

Kathy Burnell (Fieldbank)