• Date: 01/06/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judge: Maureen Betts Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 05/11/2018

Southern Counties Canine Association

Breed: Bearded Collie

                     Southern Counties Canine Association 

                             Championship Show 2/6/18


Bearded Collies.


I would like to thank all of the exhibitors for allowing me the honour of judging their lovely dogs, the Southern Counties Canine Association committee for inviting me to take on this super entry at the last minute, I thoroughly enjoyed my day. I wish Wendy well and hope she has the pain under control soon.


In general I was extremely pleased with my quality entry & some lovely dogs found themselves lower down or even cardless in some classes. However I did find a number of shoulders rather upright and without the correct lay. Rib/ loin ratio is something else I feel we as breeders need to watch as well as the odd cylindrical rib cage creeping in. Generally we are blessed with a breed to be proud of, let’s not lose site of the standard.




BOB : Mr W & Mrs S M O'Brien - CH Sammara Little Black Dress

DCC: Miss M J Baker & Miss R Van de Hoef - CH Malandex Most Xciting. JW                             

RDCC: Mrs C & Mrs J Leary & Lewis - Potterdale Magic Dust ShCH

BP : Mrs B Harcourt Brown - Orora’s The Emperor

BCC : Mr W & Mrs S M O'Brien - CH Sammara Little Black Dress

RBCC: Mrs G & Mr M O’Connell - Potterdale Fairy Dust of Atherleigh

BV : Mr M & Mrs S Fooks - Brenriga Wrapped In Gold For Zoesta JW



MPD. 5 (1)


1. Mrs C J & Mr M A Griggs - Malandex Xpressly French For Emazenridge - 8/12 dark slate, nicely made throughout. Pleasing head proportions, good pigment, eye colour & bite. Moved well once settled.

2. Mrs L Bartlett - Kelligrews Kiss Under A Tree - Not as mature as1. Balanced fore/aft. Good reach of neck set on pleasing body proportions. Another who took time to settle on the move.

3. Mrs Hinchliffe - Miners LakeJust For Me At Croftdale (Imp Deu) - At 7/12 giving a little away in maturity. Soundly made throughout but needs to settle.



PD. 3 (0) 


1. Mrs B Harcourt- Brown - Orora’s The Emperor - liked the overall balance & outline of this young man. Very pleasing head proportions, good eye, pigment, bite & under jaw. Strong arched neck on to well laid shoulders. Balanced front & rear angles set around a deep, well sprung rib. Quality coat for age. Maintained his balance on the move creating the strength of reach & drive I was looking for. Pleased to award him Best Puppy.

2. Mrs C J & Mr M A Griggs - Malandex Xpressly French For Emazenridge - as per previous class.

3. Mrs L Bartlett - Kelligrews Kiss Under A Tree - as per previous class.



JD. 13 (1)


1. Mr G & Mrs C Atkins & Charles - Memorylane Do The Tra- La- Laa At Snickles (Imp Fin) - appealing slate, balanced throughout. Neck flows nicely onto shoulders, rib deep & well sprung. Well held topline, pleasing croup. Profuse quality coat for age, moved well.

2. Mrs D Glasspool - Bradiba’s Brilliant English Muffin For Gildenmede (Imp Deu) - pleasing outline. Not as heavily built as 1 but strong masculine head with kindly expression. Good reach of neck on to well set shoulders. Deep well sprung rib with appropriate loin ratio. Balanced throughout, moved well but thought today 1 just had the edge on front reach.

3. Miss A Wilding - NonesuchBest Of Times At Bendale (Imp USA) - not in his best coat at present but his underlying qualities could not be ignored. Balanced throughout & moved well.




YD. 6 (0)


1. Mr G & Mrs C Atkins & Charles - Memorylane Do The Tra- La- Laa At Snickles (Imp Fin) - as previous class.

2. Miss A Wilding - NonesuchBest Of Times At Bendale (Imp USA) -as previous class.

3. Mrs Hinchliffe - Pretty Bear Beautiful Bill At Croftdale (Imp Deu) - Thing young man is a slow maturer who will benefit from time. Balanced fore/aft, coat appropriate for age, needs to settle on the move.




Maiden Dog. ( no entries)



GD. 6 (0)

 Miss J C Port - Scottsdale Voyager (Imp Deu) - Masculine head of pleasing proportions, with good eye, expression& bite. Balanced front / rear assemblies, moved well.

Mr L & Mrs J Webb - Megamaree Just Amazing ShCM JW - preferred the masculinity of 1 but nicely made, good coat & moved well.

Mrs G & Mr D Bowden & Wormald Zoesta Fits The Bill - not quite the strength of head as the previous two. Balanced front & rear, maintained a good top line.



PGD. 8 (2)


1. Mrs S & Mr K Jones - Braemoray Loch Ranza At Clanwillow - This young man has matured greatly since I last judged him. Masculine head with kindly expression, good bite. Liked his reach of neck & front assembly. Deep well sprung rib with appropriate loin ratio. Well held top line & quality, textured coat. Moved out well.

2. Mrs G & Mr D Bowden & Wormald - as per previous class.

3. Mr D & Mrs W Curry - Davenkirk Bromley Main - masculine head with good eye, pigment & bite. Preferred the rib/ loin ratio of 1&2. Unfortunately rather unsettled on the move.




LD. 13 (4)


A strong class where I wished I had had more cards. 1 & 2 could change places on another occasion as both were very appealing.


1. Mrs C & Mrs J Leary & Lewis - Potterdale Magic Dust ShCH - well made throughout with very pleasing head proportions, good pigment & eye. Good reach of neck nicely set on well laid shoulders. Pleasing front & rear angulation with deep, well sprung ribs. Well held top line maintained throughout. Moved with excellent reach & drive. Pleased to award him RCC.

2. Miss M J & Miss R Baker & Van De Hoef - Malandex Xclusive Diamond JW - these two boys have very similar qualities, so much to like & have placed him well in the past. Just holding back a little on the move today.

3. Mr P & Mrs EG Colley - Indigo de Chester (Imp Fra ) - strong blue with nice outline. Masculine head with good eye & pigment. Well angulated front & rear but unlucky to meet 1& 2 where I just preferred lay of shoulder. Quality coat.






OD. 9 (2)


Miss M J Baker & Miss R Van de Hoef - CH Malandex Most Xciting. JW - very strong & balanced throughout. Kindly masculine head of correct proportions. Good reach of neck set onto well laid shoulders & well angulated front. Good depth, length & spring of rib. Strong well shaped rear in excellent muscle condition. Powered around the ring. Pleased to award him the CC.

Mr G & Mrs C Atkins & Charles - Ch Snikkles Blue Print - pressed hard for top honours, just preferred the overall strength & masculinity on 1. Beautifully built throughout & super mover in his class but just not quite pulling out the stops in the challenge for RCC.

3. Mr A & Mrs T Bush - Manortonway Man About Town - this boy made up a trio of lovely dogs.

      Well built all through, just a little tentative on the move today.






VD. 5 (1)


Mr M & Mrs S Fooks - Brenriga Wrapped In Gold For Zoesta JW - a veteran in name only. Super masculine head of correct proportions, nicely balanced all through with strong top line. Moved very well despite the heat, to head the class.

Mrs S & Miss C Bowden - Ch Subessen Echoes Of Power JW - another strong male not showing his years. Liked his qualities all through & pressed 1 hard but couldn’t maintain such a strong top line today.

Mr R & Mrs C McCawley & Charlesworth - Brimblebec Blue Blazer ShCM - masculine head with kindly expression. Balanced front & rear but today couldn’t match the powerful stride of 1 & 2.



Good Citizen Dog/Bitch 9 (3)

Mr K & Mrs C Nicholson - CH Shilstone Craftsman - dark brown male, strongly made throughout. Pleasing masculine head of correct proportions, dark eye, pigment & correct bite. Balanced fore / aft with deep well sprung rib covered in quality coat. Moved well.

Mr C R & Mrs C A Bonner - Malandex Xquisitly Loved ShCM - feminine brown with correct construction & pleasing overall shape. Moved well.

Mr L & Mrs J Webb - Megamaree Just Amazing ShCM JW .








MPB 4 (0)

 Mrs L Bartlett - Kelligrews Kiss Under A Star - this young lady is maturing very nicely. Beautiful strong yet feminine head, with super dark eye & expression. Good reach of neck on to pleasing front assembly. Deep well sprung rib & balanced rear angulation. Neat low hocks used well on the move. Quality coat completed the picture. Pressed hard for BPB. Will watch her progress with interest.

Miss M K & Mrs K Robertson - Cloverbrae Angel Eyes - 6/12 baby with pleasing proportions & overall shape. Moved well once settled.

Mrs A & Mr S Pinto-Wright - Malandex French Xperience With Furrytales - heavier type, needs time to mature & settle.







PB. 4 (0)


1. Mrs J Turner - Rembrand After Eight Delight - just loved this young lady. Maturing nicely at 9/12 she has a strong, feminine head of very pleasing proportions. Good bite, pigment & eye colour. Well arched neck flows into a good lay of shoulder. Balanced front & rear assemblies around deep well sprung rib. Top line well held throughout. Good bend of stifle with low, neat hocks which she put to good use on the move. Another with a bright future I’m sure, pleased to award her Best Puppy Bitch.

2. Mrs L Bartlett - Kelligrews Kiss Under A Star - as previous class.

3. Mrs A & Mr M Hearsum - Malandex French Xpression Avec Barcsden - nearly 9/12 & very feminine. Pleasing proportions all through. Moved well once settled.



JB. 10 (3)


Three lovely girls from a strong class.


1. Mrs S E Clack - Willowmead One Last Thyme With Ribbondale - very feminine head of lovely proportions & sweet expression. Pleasing front assembly, deep well sprung rib of good length. Good bend of stifle & tidy hocks. This little girl just flowed effortlessly around the ring.

2. Dr. A Pallavicini - Bradiba’sBrilliant Peanut Muffin (ATC AU01306DEU) - many of the previous comment apply to this young lady. Feminine head with eye toning with coat. Balanced front & rear & light of foot.

3. BJ & LM Anderson - Brodaty Barley Sugar At Bobsacres - completed a trio of promising young ladies. Lovely outline & balanced throughout. Unfortunately I think the heat affected her on the move, as the class progressed.





YB. 5 (0)


Miss LS Patterson - Winterlyn Amber Sunrise - this young lady is well built throughout, without exaggeration. Pleasing strong but feminine head, dark eye, good bite & pigment. Look forward to seeing her in full, mature coat.

2. Dr. A Pallavicini - Bradiba’sBrilliant Peanut Muffin (ATC AU01306DEU) - as previous class.

3. Mr M & Mrs S Fooks - Zoesta Perfect Bliss - very feminine young lady of pleasing proportions

      all through. Good depth & spring of rib. Not quite the reach of 1 & 2 today.




Maiden B 1 (0)


Mr P A & Mrs J L & Miss I Nobes & Khawaja - Miner’s Lake I Love My Life At Northlander (Imp) - pleasing head of correct proportions. Well arched neck flowed on to good front assembly. Deep, well sprung rib which for me could have been a shade longer. Well handled in this class & unlucky to have been in such a strong previous class.




GB 9 (1)


Mrs S Shield - Malandex Xpressly Chosen - 1 & 2 both lovely girls & litter sisters. Well built with many similar attributes. Just preferred the flow of neck on to the front assembly of 1.  

Mr A & Mrs H Fiedler - Malandex Xpressly Made For Malarkey - pleasing to go over but not quite so effortless on the move as 1 today.

3. Miss MK & Mrs K Robertson - Bountshire Bountys Girl - my notes say “very unassuming “.  

      Soundly made throughout with pleasing proportions. Moved well.





PGB 14 (1)


1. Mrs G & Mr M O’Connell - Potterdale Fairy Dust of Atherleigh - this young lady has matured greatly since I last judged her. Well made throughout with feminine head piece & sweet expression. Arched neck flowed into well made front assembly. Good deep well sprung rib with appropriate loin ratio. Strong top line maintained throughout. Balanced & effortless on the move. Pleased to award her RCC.

2. Mrs B Goodyear & Lewis - Potterdale Parula - elegant lady with all of the attributes I was looking for. Pleasing outline & moved well.

3. Mrs D Weightman - Debbeacol Poetry In Motion - completed a trio of three lovely girls. Heavier set but well balanced. Good head proportions, eye & expression. Pleasing front & rear angulation around a deep, well sprung rib. Quality coat finished the picture.




LB 15 (4)


Another super class.


1. Mrs S & Miss C Bowden - Subessen Blaze of Fire - I very much liked her shape & outline. Feminine head with enquiringly expression. Super reach of neck set on well laid shoulders. Balanced fore/ aft. Look forward to seeing her in full coat.

2. Mr A & Mrs H Hards - Braemoray Loch An Eilein JW - strong feminine bitch with excellent head proportions. Good reach of neck set on pleasing front assembly. Ribs deep, well sprung & of correct ratios. Correct strong, textured coat completed the pictured. Moved purposefully just didn’t have the sparkle of 1 on the stand today.

3. Miss M & Mrs J Sale & Lewis - Potterdale Platinum Star - completed a super trio. Well made all through & in super coat. Perhaps affected by the heat but didn’t have the front reach of 1 & 2 today.


 

OB 5 (2)


1. Mr W & Mrs S M O'Brien - CH Sammara Little Black Dress - my notes just say “Beautiful” placed this young lady highly before & she did not disappoint today. Very attractive head of correct proportions, melting expression good eye & pigment. Balanced throughout & in quality coat. Flowed around the ring. Delighted to award her CC & BOB. Not placed in the group but a super ambassador for the breed.

2. Mr M & Mrs C & Mrs A Griggs & May - Sengalas Indiana Eclipse for Emazenridge JW ShCM - heavier all through. Pleasing proportions & well balanced. Moved well.

3. Mr R & Mrs L Woolley - Aratika Creme De La Creme JW ShCM - another well put together but lost out on top line today.



VB 9 (3)


1. Mr R & Mrs L Woolley - Aratika Spirit Maid - strongly built. Super head with pleasing expression. Good reach of neck flowed into well laid shoulders. Balanced fore / aft with deep, well sprung rib. No sign of age as this lady flowed around the ring.

2. Mr A & Mrs J Wood - Pattishawl She’s A DreamFor Pepperjay - slighter frame but everything in the right place. Moved out well.

3. Miss A & Mrs J Leech - Jamchala Lady Of Shallot - completed a lovely trio of veterans. Well made throughout & moved well.



Judge : Maureen Betts