• Show Date: 18/06/2022
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Cath Moffat Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 22/06/2022

Border Union Agricultural Society

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

A breed I genuinely admire and this was a long awaited appointment. Covid-robbed in 2020 but fortunately I didn’t have to wait too long for this re-invited appointment, I thoroughly enjoyed my day and I was thrilled with my overall winners.


MPD 4(1)

1. Winfield’s Lirren Quickstep to Oakcroft TAF NAF. Young sable male of 8 months, very well turned out and presented, appealing in head with lovely expression, correctly balanced skull and good ear set which he used well, good eye, clean straight front with correct bone, nicely angulated, good depth of chest and good body proportions, sound top-line he held well on the move and standing, in excellent coat, BP & PG2.

2. Batty’s Divinecroi’s Noble Lad. Nice type of just 6 months but very unsettled today, sweet in head and expression, straight front and good body proportions, nice ear set which he used well when he stayed focused, balanced skull, in excellent coat and when he settled into his stride, he showed some promising ground covering movement.

3. McDermott’s Emmaview Etoile avec Stromessch.  


PD 5(1)

1. Batty’s Divinecroi’s Noble Lad. This young boy was far more settled in this class.

2. McDermott’s Emmaview Etoile avec Stromessch. Nice male of 7 months with pleasing head and expression, a lovely outline standing and moving but I would have preferred slightly better front angulation which would have improved his overall movement, presentation could be better, he moved out steadily.  

3. Babiak’s Donallin Running Bear at Eaglefalls.


JD 3(0)

1. Brady/Lynn’s Afterglow Sky Miles to Bordercot. Nicely presented b/m of 12 months with a pleasing, balanced outline, expressive head with good ear set and skull, clean front and nicely angulated making a pleasant picture both standing and moving, a little over-marked for me, but presented in excellent condition with a coat of good texture, moved out freely with good drive.

2. Proctor’s Cullshelties Lochan Torr. Nicely presented b/m of 15 months, good quality and well marked, not quite the expression of 1 and would like a shade more in skull but time is on his side, straight front and good shoulder assembly, nicely proportioned, sound rear quarters, he was handled to bring out his best and moved with an easy ground covering gait.

3. Saunders’ Galatens Bohemia Classic at Torriglen (imp CZE). NAF TAF.


YD 2(1)

1. Robinson’s Lavika Starlight Salute. Beautifully presented sable of 22 months with lovely head and expression, good ear set and he used them well, good eye, nicely angulated all through with good forechest, correct bone and depth and shape of rib, sound top-line, well muscled in rear, he moved out so freely and was a real picture on the move, dressed in a well maintained coat, one with a promising future.


ND 3(1)

1. Winfield’s Lirren Quickstep to Oakcroft TAF NAF. 1st in MPD.

2. Brady/Lynn’s Afterglow Sky Miles to Bordercot. 1st in JD.


GD 4(2)

1. Malone’s Pathaaron After The Storm. Tri of nearly 3 years who looked well standing, masculine head and expression with good ear set and eye, nicely constructed all through with good angulation and sound top-line, presented in immaculate coat, he moved out freely with some effortless reach and drive.

2. Saunders’ Galatens Bohemia Classic at Torriglen (imp CZE). NAF TAF. Sable of 14 months where I preferred the head of 1 and would like a cleaner front overall, would have preferred more reach of neck which I felt spoilt his outline, presented in good coat and moved ok.


PGD 1(0)

1. Lewis’ Donmarvic The Saracen. Shaded sable of 4 years with masculine head and expression, good eye and ear set, he used them well, nice outline overall although would like a little better angulation all through, showed some sound, steady movement and was presented in good coat, would like more length to tail.


LD 4(1)

1. Robinson’s Lavika Deep Blue Ocean. 2 year old b/m male with lovely head qualities, sweet expression with good ears that he used well, very balanced all through with clean front, good forechest and good depth and shape of rib, sound body proportions and lovely angulation, presented in good coat and moved very freely showing some sound movement in all directions.

2. Proctor’s Stiosan Still Game. Nicely presented sable of nearly 5 years, a little out of coat today, but some nice attributes still apply, sweet head and expression, good neck and shoulders and soundly angulated all through, looked well in outline standing and moving, showed to advantage on the move.

3. Lewis’ Sandwick Curtain Call at Donmarvic.

OD 7(0)

This was a really lovely class where I was totally spoilt for choice. 

1. Pearson’s Ch. Edglonian Golden Graham. Beautifully presented sable of just 2 years, a real showman with personality plus and ‘yes it’s all about me’! masculine yet sweet head and expression, very balanced in skull with lovely eye and excellent ear set, good eye, good neck and shoulders, clean front and correct bone, beautifully angulated all through with sound, well muscled top-line and strong hindquarters, he was a real show off on the move and used his excellent construction to display his easy ground covering gait, a confident, beautiful dog and it was my absolute pleasure to award him my first Shetland Sheepdog CC, the DCC, BOB & thrilled to see him awarded Group 2 later in the day.

2. Fisher’s Ch. Shellamoyed Gold Fever. Another lovely dog of nearly 3 years, lovely type and construction, gorgeous head with a melting expression, good ear set and lovely eye, clean front and excellent angulation all through, sound top-line and strong hindquarters, correct bone, beautifully presented, he moved out with an effortless gait and sympathetic handling brought out his best qualities, RDCC.

3. Stafford’s Ch. Rannerdale Showmaster JW.


VD 2(0)

1. Ch/Aus Ch. Hartly How About Me for Molson (imp AUS). A nicely presented veteran of 7 years with expressive, masculine head, good ear set and balanced skull, good forechest and depth and shape of rib, good neck and sound front assembly, strong top-line and well muscled all through, a short tail.

2. Malone’s Carmeva Caymen ShCM. Shaded sable of 9 years who was pleasing in head and expression, presented in beautiful coat, preferred the overall angulation of 1 but a nicely balanced dog who was sound on the move and displayed excellent temperament.


MPB 1(0)

1. Mettan-Ure’s Oakcroft Simply Starstruck at Savendie NAF. Very sweet and feminine bitch of just 6 months with lots of confidence, pretty head and expression with good ear set that she used well, good eye, lovely neck and shoulders with clean front, pleasing outline standing and moving, presented in good coat, she moved out freely.

PB 3(1)

2 very nice puppies.

1. Ritchie’s Jaelis Mystique Reality. Lovely breed type, sable of 10 months, presented in full coat, lovely feminine head and expression, lovely outline standing and moving and was a very pleasing picture, good neck and shoulders with clean front, good angulation front and rear with correct bone and shape of rib, moved out freely.

2. Pearson’s Edglonian Slack Alice. Another lovely young lady of 9 months who presented a balanced picture all through and was very attentive, very expressive, feminine head with good ear set and eye, good neck and well placed shoulders, a lovely outline moving and standing, presented in lovely condition.

JB 2(1)

1. Stafford’s Rannerdale Queen of The Dark. I loved this young bitch of just 14 months as soon as she set foot in the ring, stood alone but what a worthy winner, absolutely gorgeous from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail, so sound, very expressive, feminine head with lovely ear set, excellent in front assembly and beautiful outline, good depth and shape of rib and correct body proportions, correct bone and good muscle, she moved out with total confidence and didn’t put a paw wrong, in the challenge I couldn’t deny her the BCC, I’m sure this bitch has a very promising future and I wish her well. 

YB 3(0)

1. Goodwin’s Rannerdale Honey Bee at Highbrook. Beautifully presented young bitch of 20 months with lovely head and expression, good eye and ear set, she used them well, good neck and shoulders with clean front and well assembled all through, very sound in outline and totally balanced on the move, shown in excellent coat and condition.

2. Winfield’s Oakcroft Cosmic Flower. Not the body proportions of 1 but a pleasant enough bitch of 13 months to assess, preferred the head qualities and angulation of 1 but she had good depth and shape of rib and a sound top-line, she showed some sound movement once settled into her stride, presented in good coat and condition.

3. Lewthwaite’s Rannerdale Not On Your Nelly.

NB 2(0)

1. Ritchie’s Jaelis Mystique Reality. 1st in PB.

2. Mettan-Ure’s Oakcroft Simply Starstruck at Savendie NAF. 1st in MPB.


GB 2(0)

1. White’s Shellamoyed Black Lace. Nicely balanced tri of 3 years with sweet head and expression, good ear set, clean front with a pleasing shoulder assembly, good rib and sound top-line, nicely angulated in rear with good muscle, moved out well covering the ground with an easy gait.

2. Purves’ Donallin Dream Girl. 5 years, preferred the head and angulation overall on my class winner, would have preferred a sweeter expression, sound top-line with good body proportions, would like a better coat, moved out ok.

PGB 5(3)

1. Barrowclough’s Shadowess True Blue. B/m of 3 years with feminine head and expression, good ear set, good neck and shoulders and straight clean front, balanced and nicely angulated all through and this showed in her movement, she would benefit from losing a little weight and her overall picture would improve. 

2. Elder’s Ellenyorn Evita. Sable bitch of 4 years, feminine head but preferred the ear set on 1 today, good shoulders and nicely angulated all through, sound top-line and shown in good coat, she moved out well with a promising gait once settled.

LB 5(0)

1. Forbes’ Degallo Blonde Ambition. Lovely sable bitch of 2½ years, very sweet and expressive head, feminine all through with a lovely outline standing and moving, good depth and shape of rib, clean front and correct bone, beautifully angulated all through with sound top-line and strong hindquarters, good tail length, used her good construction to show some lovely free and graceful movement, well presented in excellent coat and condition, RBCC.

2. Hateley’s Mohnesee Enchanted. Another beautifully presented sable bitch of 2½ years, appealing with expressive feminine head, sound neck and shoulders and balanced all through, clean front with correct bone, nice depth and shape of rib, well angulated and strong in rear, moved out freely with easy reach and drive, in excellent coat and condition. 

3. Hill’s Molson Moneypenny.

OB 6(0)

1. Hateley’s Mohnesee Millybelle JW. Nicely balanced bitch of nearly 5 years who looked a picture on the stand today, very expressive and feminine head with good eye and ear set, correctly set neck, clean front and good shoulder assembly, sound top-line and well made hindquarters, she showed well and was very free and easy on the move, another in excellent coat and condition.  

2. Hill’s Molson Movie Star. Another nicely presented bitch of 2½ years who wasn’t showing herself as well as 1st today, feminine head with sweet expression, correct neck and shoulders with straight front, good body proportions, she was balanced all through with correct rib and well angulated rear, moved out well.

3. Stafford’s Ch. Rannerdale Queen O’The North.

VB 7(11)

1. Fisher’s Shellamoyed My Blue Heaven JW. Soundly made bitch of nearly 8 years with lovely head and expression, soundly made front with good neck and shoulders, correct bone, good depth and shape of rib, lovely rear and good length to tail, would benefit from losing some weight to complete an otherwise lovely picture, in excellent coat, BV.

2. Elder’s Ellenyorn Gem Of Cara. I judged this bitch many years ago and she’s an absolute credit to her owner, 10 years young and was extremely sound on the move although starting to look her age, sweet head and expression, lovely neck and shoulders, nicely angulated all through, very balanced, shown in excellent coat and condition, I was disappointed to see she never got her title, a really lovely bitch.

3. Elder/Reekie’s Ellenyorn Echo Falls.