• Show Date: 22/10/2023
  • Show Type: Open/Limited/Sanction
  • Judged by: Toni Jackson Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 20/11/2023

London Collie Club

Smooth Collies

It is always an honour to be invited to judge at a breed club show, and the entry on paper was pleasing. Sadly, the absentee rate was high, but even sadder was the news that the ill health of a partner had prevented one exhibitor from attending, especially when later we heard even more sad news - life is so fragile.

VD/B (1,1) absent. PD/B (1,0) 1. Sewell’s Wynele Strike it Rich to Lewarne JW, impressive mature tri pup (1 year old tomorrow) good straight boned legs to oval feet, and excellent thick coat. Excels for angulation, good bend of stifle, and excellent neck showing correct arch. Head is mature, clean wedge, parallel planes for skull & muzzle and well placed stop. Dark almond eye gives lovely soft expression. Excels on move with super reach and drive. Well handled, confident pup, who has bright future. BD/BOB and with agreement of my co judge awarded BISBPIS over the rough collie bitch BOB. JD/B no entries. PGD (1,0) 1. Riva’s Manordeifi Rock On, 3 year old sable, would prefer more hind angulation to balance front angles. Well boned legs and firm back. Still needs to develop in chest behind elbows. Head of good clean lines, would prefer little more definition to stop. Used ears well. Sound on move, RBD. LD no entries OD (1,1) absent. PGB (2,2) absent. LB (1,1) absent. OB (2,2) absent.