• Show Date: 10/05/2018
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Nick Smith Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 02/11/2020

Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd

Breed: Collie (Smooth)

MPD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: HAYWARD Mr T & Mrs B Foxearth Fletch 7 month B/M, A very nice well balanced outline with plenty of body. His head handles well and is clean and level. Nice eye and expression. His ears still need to lift, but he has time. Super neck and front, good depth of chest for his age. Really nice rounded croup and tail set. Well angulated rear quarters. Coat of good texture and the blue is a good colour but heavily marked. Movement coming towards was Ok, but moving very wide behind.



PGD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: BEENEY Mrs S M Coneypark Black Sabbath. This nearly 2 yrs Tri is up to size, but very well balanced and definately looks like he could do a day’s work! His head handles well, but is a bit strong and deep for me, but does suit his overall appearance. Strong neck of good length and good shoulders. Well off for bone and he has a strong forechest. Deep well sprung rib cage of good length and strong in loin. Balanced in rear angulations and well set tail. Coat of correct length and texture. Moved very well around the ring. RCC. 2nd: MOORES Miss D J Manordeifi Bow Regard : There is a lot to like about this young S/W. He has a very nice clean head, with nice expression. Nice ears, well tipped. His body is of good proportions but hasn’t got the maturity of 1. He has a good coat and is a lovely colour. He moves ok going away, but needs to tighten on the front.

LD (2 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: EKE Miss L Foxearth Flag Day. 3 yrs Tri of very nice type. Not overdone in any way. I would prefer him a shade bigger, but he is still masculine. He has a very balanced head which is clean. Nicely round muzzle, well placed stop and flat in back skull. Ears well place and used to his advantage. His body is very well balanced with decent angulations. Good length of back and well set tail. Coat of good colour and texture, with rich tan markings. He is presented very well and moves steady and true. Pleased to award him his first CC. 2nd: DENTON Mr R J & Mrs J M Brackenhaye Fields Of Gold. Up to size S/w of good colour. A good head pattern if a little too much strength for me, although it is clean with a nice flat back skull and well set ears, nicely tipped and used. Well developed body with good angulation throughout. His movement was good going away, but could be a bit tighter on the front coming towards.

OD (3 Entries) Abs: 2 1st: TRUNDLEY Mr B & Mrs B Blamorder Back To The Future. B/M of decent overall shape, but on the finer side. Good length of head, but drops off slightly on the nose. Good ear set and he uses them to his advantage. Enough bone but needs to carry more weight. Handled well, and moved ok.

VD (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: WEST Ms M J Alopex Oysterman. 9 yrs Tri in good condition. Classic head type of good length, stop breaks a little low. Ears well set. Good neck and front angulations. Still has nice tight feet and decent bone. Good Depth of rib cage. Moved well for his age.


PB (4 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: FORT Miss J M Shulune Imperial Design. So much to like about this 10 mth S/W. Her head is very clean, with a rounded muzzle, good stop, nicely shaped eyes and flat in back skull. Her ears are placed correctly and used well. Her neck flows well into a correctly constructed front, plenty of spring in rib, good bone, level top line and well rounded croup and good tail set and strong parallel hocks. She carries enough weight. She moves very well in profile, but was just crabbing slightly on the up and down. Should have a bright future. Res CC, BP and pleased to see her short listed in the Pastoral puppy group. 2nd: BENTON Miss M Oakestelle Artemis. A very stylish 11 B/M of a finer type, and shown to perfection. Head of good length and balance, just needs to fill in muzzle. Well placed stop and good flat back skull. Ears perfectly set and used. Lovely neck leading to a good front a depth of chest. Body of good balance which enables her to move freely round the ring. Her markings like many are not her fortune, and she will hopefully body up with age. 3rd: RICE Mrs G Westbridge Dark Obsession To Kevranna

JB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: FRENCH Ms A Wynele Alice Bluegown With Breckamore. A very eye catching B/M up to size but with a lot of elegance. Stronger in head then some but it is of nice length, clean and flat in skull. Her ears are very well set and her perfect tips that she uses to her advantage. Very stylish leading to good shoulders, and well developed chest. Good length of ribs and strong loin and a well set tail. Her movement was good going away, but could be a bit tighter in the front. .

PGB (2 Entries) Abs: 1 1st: 9213 FLOWER Miss S Breckamore Butterfingers. This nearly two yrs tri appealed immediately for her type and shape. Average size, but very well made with excellent angulations, especially in the front. Her head is a nice length and nicely rounded in muzzle, but just flares out slightly in the cheeks and I would prefer a darker eye. Good spring of rib and excellent forechest. Well set tail and she moved very well. She reminds me of the type that we don’t see many of these days.

LB (4 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: SWEENEY Mrs J L Plaisance Blue Belle. This 5 yrs B/M headed a very nice class. She is not the flashiest girl, but very well put together. Her head handles well, could do with a touch more fill in muzzle and a fractionally sweeter expression. She is of a nice size and shape, with well set and used ears. A decent colour and very sound on the move, which won her the class. 2nd: PLETZ-KAZANTZIS, Mr S & Ms R & BUSBY Ms O Foxearth Fandella. When she entered the ring I thought that this was going to be my star of the day. At nearly 2 this Tri is very eye catching and has elegance and style. She is very feminine, with a very clean head and well set ears. Lovely crest of neck and good shape to her body, and a correct coat that is jet black. Unfortunately she was very unsettled and was not happy standing or on the move. I was told later that she had been frightened at a previous show. Please persevere as she is really nice. 3rd: LUSTY, Miss A G & HUTCHINGS, Mrs F & WILLIAMS Miss L D Blamorder Ice Cream Dream

OB (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st FRENCH Ms A Breckamore Blossom. S/W of good type, heads planes very level and with a good lip line and nicely filled muzzle, but just find her a touch too deep in skull. Good neck and nice deep chest and well sprung ribs. Strong loin and well round croup, and very good rear angulations. Coat of good colour and texture. Moved ok. 2nd: TRUNDLEY Mr B & Mrs B Sturtmoor Klarissants Kiss At Juniperwood. Nice tri of good size, but not yet back in her best condition after her litter. Good clean head with level plains, Well set ears, tipped well. Nice length of nice flowing into body of good length, but lacking in topline today. Moved ok.

VB (1 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: BENTON Miss M Alopex Marionette Of Oakestelle. Well my last dog to be judged of the day, but not the least. It is no secret that I have always like this now 9 yrs B/M and awarded her a res CC many years ago. She has elegance and balance throughout and is handled to perfection. Her head is clean and nicely moulded, her expression is soft and gentle, flat in skull and just the perfect ear set that she uses to her advantage. Lovely crest of neck flowing into correct shoulders and balanced front. Not the heaviest build, but strong enough with no sign of weakness. She still has a lovely topline and nicely rounded croup, and excellent tail set. Her forte is her movement, and even at this age she moves with ease effortlessly around the ring. So please to award her the crowning CC, BV and BOB, I am amazed she has not gained her title before now.

Judge Nick Smith