• Date: 10/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Mandy Dance Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Border Collie

My thanks for this opportunity to judge my favourite breed at cc level. I found several overweight exhibits and many lacking muscle tone. Although all mouths had a scissor bite, I was shocked at how small the teeth were on many!

I was looking for a dog who could work all day, and so colour and coat were not important. The typical gait was missing on some.

Class 2647 MPD  2 entries  0 abs

1st; 8945 DUNLIN  Miss J & C  Thwaitlake Magical Dreams For Jachelm

Beat 2 on tighter elbows and more muscle tone. This led to more positive movement behind. Promising puppy. Not the ear carriage of 2,  but much more workmanlike in type.

2nd; 9028 SHAHMATOVA Dr M  Nashdom Putting On The Style

Lovely head and presentation on this baby. Good expressive ears. Very much a baby with plenty of time on his side.

Class 2648 PD  2 entries 0 abs

1st; 9022 RATCLIFFE Miss J  Arrodare Hear It For The Boy  BP

Moved very well, dropping into a classic shape with drive and minimum lift. Good head, bone and feet. Most mature of the puppies here today.

2nd; 8975 HARNETT Mr & Mrs J & M  Chartleygems Beni

Tricolour. Not as tidy in movement as first, but well made. Needs muscle to complete.

Class 2649 JD  5 entries  0 abs

1st; 9059 WILTSHIRE Mrs C & Miss D  Dark Side Of The Moon At Caleykiz

Good head and shoulders on this exhibit. Movement was classical and correct. Looked like he could work.

2nd; 8931 BELL Mrs J & SLOAN Mrs F  Janbell Fifty Shades


Yearling dog five entries zero absent first Heggie and Thompson and Large. Anscot Take a chance on me.

Beat two On shoulder placement and being slightly more positive in movement. Dropped into a correct shape on the move.

Second Davis and Kinton 

Kinaway All is said and done for Jacamalis JW

Not quite as strong in top line as one but has many qualities. Well off for bone. Good feet sloping pasterns.


Novice dog two entries zero absent first Ratcliffe Arrodare Hear it for the boy.

Second stamp and Joyce 

Cookvale causin a Riot.

Dark trI. Full of energy. Correct shape good head and eye. Moved well settled more in next class.


Graduate dog four Entries one absent.

First causing a riot.

Second Heggie and large

Wizaland celtic connection

Good type dog. Lovely head ears ok. Felt he was carrying a fraction too much weight today.


Post graduate dog 10 entries 3 absent.

First chance. Goytre Chance in 1 million. Good head. Moved very well and just beat two On better friend action. Active and attentive.

Second Hagie. Janbell One step beyond.

Well balanced dog with pleasing head and air carriage. Close up to 1st.


Limit dog 15 Entries zero absent good class.

First and reserve CC. Schofield

Rogansrock Beautiful dream JW. Liked this dog very much. Headed a strong class and then took the reserve CC. Loved his very typical profile movement, looked like

He could work all day. Lovely angulation front and back. Good head with mobile ears. Correct front. Well off for bone. Good feet. Second Tunnicliffe. Not As showy as first, But a good sound honest dog. Not quite the bone and feet of first, but correct movement.

Yearling dog five entries zero absent first Heggie and Thompson and Large. Anscot Take a chance on me.

Beat two On shoulder placement and being slightly more positive in movement. Dropped into a correct shape on the move.

Second Davis and Kinton 

Kinaway All is said and done for Jacamalis JW

Not quite as strong in top line as one but has many qualities. Well off for bone. Good feet sloping pasterns.


Novice dog two entries zero absent first Ratcliffe Arrodare Hear it for the boy.

Second stamp and Joyce 

Cookvale causin a Riot.

Dark trI. Full of energy. Correct shape good head and eye. Moved well settled more in next class.


Graduate dog four Entries one absent.

First causing a riot.

Second Heggie and large

Wizaland celtic connection

Good type dog. Lovely head ears ok. Felt he was carrying a fraction too much weight today.


Post graduate dog 10 entries 3 absent.

First chance. Goytre Chance in 1 million. Good head. Moved very well and just beat two On better friend action. Active and attentive.

Second Hagie. Janbell One step beyond.

Well balanced dog with pleasing head and air carriage. Close up to 1st.


Limit dog 15 Entries zero absent good class.

First and reserve CC. Schofield

Rogansrock Beautiful dream JW. Liked this dog very much. Headed a strong class and then took the reserve CC. Loved his very typical profile movement, looked like

He could work all day. Lovely angulation front and back. Good head with mobile ears. Correct front. Well off for bone. Good feet. Second Tunnicliffe. Not As showy as first, But a good sound honest dog. Not quite the bone and feet of first, but correct movement.


Open dog 11 entries Two absent

First green. Show Champion Fayken I am legend JW. Super movement and great bend of stifle. Lovely type with excellent head and ear. Won A strong class and was In the last 3 for cc. Just lost out in the challenge as he lacked the sparkle of the other two who were On top form and condition.

Second Fawcett. Show Champion Laceway Photo finish. Another good one in a slightly larger mould than one. A shade less fluid on the move, but a great dog and worthy champion.


Veteran dog 12 Entries zero absent. First cc Hales Show Champion Laceway Lone Ranger

Surprised to give The CC to A Veteran Who went on to group two in the veterans. Well done!

Excellent condition and full of energy. Super head and ear, good front, Well-made body, loved his profile movement. Looked like he could really work all day.

Second Portman. Caleykiz Dance to the rhythm. Fabulous condition on this 11-year-old. Full of the joys of spring. Moved exceptionally well and in great muscle tone.


Minor puppy bitch 4 entries Zero absent.

First Lucas and Lucas. 

Aculsia who’s that girl

Dropped into herself in profile. Not as flashy as some, But very well-made. Good head and angles.

Second Simmons and Inverno. 

Sashdan Never ending story. Lovely head and very flashy. Bigger bitch who was just not as collected on the move.


Puppy bitch three entries zero absent.

Gorkey and Ratcliffe. 

Arrodare Girl Crush

Lovely bone and feet. Good bend of stifle. Very feminine. Well proportioned.

Second Harnett. 

Chartleygems Gabruelite

Not quite the front of first and not as mature.


Junior bitch 11 entries one absent. First Fawsett and Fawsett

Jan bell Out of the blue. Pretty blue Merle With plastic head and ears. Well proportioned and beautifully presented. Good bone and feet. Moved well.

Second Gregory. Tonkory Some have it. JW.

Lost to 1st on maturity. Well balanced and good angles. Still with some growing to do, but very promising.


Yearling Bitch five entries zero absent.

First Kenton. Kinaway I have a dream JW. Lovely head and front. Good bone and feet. Well laid shoulders And good balance.

Moved in typical fashion.

.Second Greening.Kanamaren Hold on to my heart. Carrying a tad more weight than is ideal, and could have more muscle tone. However, a well-made bitch with all the essentials.

Novice bitch no entries. Graduate bitch two entries zero absent.

First ward. Caristan Chocolate liquor. Third in yearling. Lovely chocolate and white bitch with beautiful head and ear. Will made throughout. Unfortunately her handler was unable to move her to advantage due to a recent operation, which was a great pity. Second Preston and large.

Wizaland breakaway Beth.

Have you type than one And could carry a tad more muscle to advantage.


Postgraduate bitch nine entries two absent.

First Preston and large. 

Wizaland soothe my south.

Loved her profile movement which took my eye. Nothing flashy, but a sound honest collie who could work. Well made all through.

Second Fawcett, Laceway Enchanted voices. More upright in Movement and could drop to benefit the profile. Still a well-made dog with good head and ears.


Limit bitch 13 entries two absent.

First CC and best of breed. Green. 

Fayken I am love JW. This beautiful bitch filled my eye as soon as she entered the ring. Fabulous type, lovely head, ear and eye. Correct front, well angled and balanced. Exemplary movement which one her best of breed. Delighted to learn she was Group to under border collie expert John Ritchie.

Second Gowing. Mirage It’s too darn hot at Pikara ShCM.

Another good bitch. Very sound and moved well. The cliche unlucky to meet first I’m afraid rings true here.


Open bitch 12 entries two absent.

First reserve CC Gregory.

Tonkory I should Coco JW

Lovely young bitch with character. Dropped into the correct shape on the move. Very sound. Not dripping in coat, and a tad plain Which may get her wrongly overlooked Because she is a well-made, honest, quality dog.

Second Lucas and Lucas.

Aculsia Run the world. Just carrying a tad too much weight for perfection. More showy than first.Another well-made animal.


Veteran bitch eight Entries zero absent.

First Fawcett . Show Champion Laceway Wiggly Giggly.

Great quality with good health and ear carriage. Liked herTypical movement very much. Well balanced and good muscle tone. Second grant. Locheil Oh that’s magical Avec Coussiere.

Great condition on this 11-year-old. Full of herself and beautiful movement. A real credit to her owner.