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WEST of ENGLAND

Border Collie Club

Championship show 2019 Bitches

A pleasure to judge at this lovely show, my thanks to the hard-working committee and my stewards. I was somewhat surprised at the lack of good fronts in the bitches today with so many being short or steep in the upper arm resulting in a lack of the desired effortless side gate so often seen in the breed. That said my principal winners were of outstanding quality and could do the job that they were bred for quite easily. My thanks to all exhibitors for the Sporting way in which my decisions were taken.

Veteran Bitch  (10) 2A

 1st Sh.Ch.Fayken Indecent Proposal JW , B&W medium sized female of good quality and breed type good proportions height to length lovely headpiece lovely dark eye of correct oval shape, good mouth, lovely head proportions, ears set on well, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, good forehand but would prefer a shade more length in foreleg to be hypercritical, firm pasterns and tight feet, lovely back line into well moulded croup, good depth of brisket, strong hindquarters, very sound both ways with a lovely side gait when we got her at the right speed, excellent female shown in good hard condition. BVIS

2nd Kinaway Memories , 8 yrs B&W female, slightly heavier in build, but not excessive than the winner, however very sound, lovely headpiece nice dark eye, good width in front, well laid shoulder good reach of neck, good mouth, ears well set, but not using them too well today, stood on ample bone, slightly upright in pastern, firm back line into well moulded croup, strong hindquarters, she was sound both ways with a steady side gait, but not the forward reach of winner, not in full bloom today. 

3. Goytre Smokin Sharps , 8 yrs B&W lovely headpiece similar type to winner, loose in elbows coming, lovely side gait with good reach and drive, shown in good condition for her age.

4. Moshanta Midnight Star Over Collherd

5. Quories Dee from Snowmere ISDS RL5

Vintage Bitch  (6)2A

1. Shemella Evening Mist , 12 yrs B&W of medium size & good breed type, a lovely headpiece, nice dark oval eye, good mouth, excellent temperament, good head proportions, ears carried well, medium reach of neck into well laid shoulder, shade short in the upper arm, stood on ample bone, good strength in pasterns and tight feet, medium coupling, firm straight back into well moulded but slightly flat croup, good tail set, excellent hindquarters,not over angulated in any way, straight when viewed from behind, she was sound both ways and in superb firm condition, lovely side gait showing excellent reach & drive, shown in good coat and condition. 

2. Rajjinka Safe Bet , 11 ½ yrs medium sized female, similar to winner, lovely headpiece, would prefer a darker eye, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, she's a shade steeper in front not having the forward reach of winner and stands slightly 10 to 2 in front, but at her age, I think I would too, level back with a slight rise over loin, well moulded croup into good tail set, strong hindquarters, she was sound both ways with a steady side gait, shown in good condition. 

3. Elthea Great Expectations , 10 ½ yrs brown and white, lovely headpiece, good balanced head whilst ears carried low, medium reach in neck, good mouth, excellent temperament, well laid shoulders, slightly short and steep in the upper arm, which didn't afford her the desired forward reach, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, correct back line into flat croup and higher tail set, strong hindquarters, a lovely quality female in good condition for her age, sound both ways with a steady side gait showing good drive, but would prefer more reach in front. 

4. Starside Special Song for Pedmore

Minor Puppy Bitch  (3)1A

1. Tambuzi True Colours , 8 months B&W female, lovely headpiece, ex temperament, a real baby, good mouth, correct ears, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, good return of upper arm when handler doesn't stand her too far forward, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, lovely level back into well moulded croup and strong hindquarters, good underline, good ribbing for a youngster, what made her stand out in this class was that she was super sound for a puppy and she has a lovely side gait when settled, the handler tended to pull the dog back to run at her own speed rather than the dogs natural gait, shown in good condition. 

2. Laceway Raise the Roof , 8 months B&W female, more my type of border collie, but not the front I like, lovely dark oval eye, ears slightly closer and higher set, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, steep in upper arm, ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, level back slightly longer cast, well moulded croup and good tail set, lovely rear angles, she was sound both ways, her side gait however let her down, lovely drive just lacking the desired forward reach, held her top line on the move. 

Puppy Bitch  (2)

1. Fayken I Am Here . BPB, 10 months, B&W female of top quality and good breed type, super headpiece, excellent temperament, good mouth, nice dark eye, head proportions are spot-on for me, ears set on well and used all of the time, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, excellent forehand, stood on ample bone and good tight feet, level back into well moulded croup and good tail set, strong hindquarters for one so young, good depth of brisket, this young lady was very well balanced throughout, good height to length proportions, she was sound both ways with an excellent side gait showing good reach and drive, when gaited at the right pace, with no lift on the forehand, showing good coat and condition. A pleasure to see her go on to win BPIS 

2. Calarets This Bird has flown , 11 months similar size to winner, lovely temperament, nice dark oval eye, good mouth, slightly deep in stop but good overall head proportions, wide set ears, that said a quality female, the excessive coat around her neck made it look stuffy, but on closer inspection proved to be of correct length, well laid shoulder, shade steep in upper arm, stood on ample bone, level back into well moulded croup, good set-on of tail and of good length, correct hindquarters, unlucky to meet the winner, a quality female but not the forward reach of 1, sound both ways with a lovely side gait showing good drive, shown in good coat and condition.

Junior Bitch (4)

1. Fayken Final Destination , 12 months B&W female of good breed quality and type, lovely headpiece excellent temperament, correct mouth, lovely dark eye, good head proportions, ears set well, carried high and alert at all times, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and upper arm, strong pasterns and tight feet, she was well balanced throughout, a shade longer in loin, level back into well moulded croup and tail set, good length of tail, good depth of brisket and good ribbing, well muscled over the loin for one so young, good hindquarters, well angulated without being excessive, straight when viewed from front and rear, she was sound both ways with an excellent side gait showing good reach and drive at all paces, shown in good coat and condition. 

2. Caleykiz Hey There Delilah , 12 months B&W, a darker head nice dark-eye, ears carried well good mouth, good height to length slightly shorter couple than winner, slightly shorter in four leg than winner, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, A shade steeper in upper arm, ample bone, feet could be tighter, level back into well molded croup and tail set, strong well angulated hindquarters, without excess, good depth of brisket, a nice tidy bitch. she was sound both ways but needs to tighten in elbows, lovely side gait showing good drive, just not the forward reach of the winner, shown in good coat and condition. 

3.Pencoppen All Time Love , 12 months female of good breed type, lovely head ,nice dark eyes giving that beautiful expression, good mouth, excellent temperament, ears carried well albeit slightly wider placed, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder and a shade short in upper arm, which is causing her to lift on the forehand, just needs to grow on in foreleg, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, level back, a shade longer than I would prefer, well moulded croup and tail set lovely hindquarters, not excessive, good ribbing, moved well both ways, just needs to firm all over, lovely side gait showing good drive, just requires a little more reach in the forehand, nevertheless a good quality bitch. 

4. Cartezz Paloma

Yearling Bitch (1)

1. Arrodare Royal Flush JW , 17 months blue female, good quality and breed type, lovely headpiece, excellent temperament, scissor bite, good head proportions, dark oval eye, correct reach of neck into well laid shoulder, a shade steep in upper arm, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns, feet could be a shade tighter, level back into well moulded but flat croup, good tail set, lovely hindquarters, good depth and ribbing, strong loin, she was sound both ways, just needs to tighten in elbows, lovely side gait with good drive, just would prefer more forward reach, needs to firm in back a little on the move, overall a good quality bitch. 

Novice Bitch

1. Pencoppen All Time Love  (3 junior class)

2. Laceway Rock the Boat , 8 months litter sister to one in the earlier class, excellent temperament, lovely headpiece, slightly rounded dark eye, good mouth, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, very steep in front lacking in forward reach, very difficult in this class as both were of a similar stamp, she just needs to tighten in elbows and that's why she lost out against the winner, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, level back into well moulded croup, good un- exaggerated hindquarters, strong back, good ribbing and depth of chest, she was sound away with a steady side gait showing good drive, shown in good coat & condition. 

3. Closheps Rio Mist , 3-year old B&W female nice headpiece level planes, nice dark-eyes, good mouth, pricked ears set on well, there is a lot of coat around a neck which makes it look a bit stuffy but on closer inspection proved to be of good length, well laid shoulders, slightly steep and short in upper arm which is causing her lift a little on the forehand and lack reach, ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, short back , well moulded croup, slightly high tail set, correct in hindquarters, good depth of chest and ribbing, sound both ways but would prefer her to be tighter in elbows , steady side gait, shown in good coat & condition.

Graduate Bitch (2)

1. Arrodare Beautiful Trauma , medium sized B&W female, full of quality and breed type, excellent temperament, good mouth, nice dark eyes of good shape, to be hypercritical I would like to see a little more length in muzzle, well set ears, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, good upper arm, she was well balanced throughout with good angles and proportions, stood on ample bone, good strong pasterns and tight feet, level back into well moulded flatter croup, good tail set excellent strong hindquarters, good depth and ribbing, strong loin, she was sound both ways a lovely side gait showing good reach and drive, shown in good coat and condition, well handled. 

2. Zeabo Yuankie Girl (Imp IT) , 2 yrs blue merle female, medium to top size bitch of good breed type, lovely headpiece, the only thing that let her down was the forehand, excellent temperament, nice dark eye, good mouth, lovely head proportions, wider set ears but carried well, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, a shade short in upper arm, not giving her the required forward reach with a slight lift, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, strong back, a shade longer than winner, slightly flatter over the croup, good tail set, strong hindquarters, good depth of chest with good ribbing and strong loins, she was sound both ways with a steady side gait showing good drive. 

Post Graduate Bitch  (5) 1A

1. Kirkbridgend Rhea , 3 yrs blue female, lovely headpiece, excellent temperament, good mouth, good head proportions, nice oval eyes, ears wide set, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, a shade steep in upper arm, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, level back held on the move, into well moulded croup and tail set, extremely good hindquarters, straight when viewed from front and rear, good depth of brisket and ribbing, strong loins. She was sound both ways showing good drive on the move but would prefer more reach in front, although not in full coat she still has the qualities one would expect from a working dog, presented in good fit condition

2. Altricia Lady Midnight for Pedmore , 4 yrs B&W female, heavier in build than the winner, lovely headpiece with good head shape, correct oval eye but would prefer darker, good mouth, ears carried well, correct length of neck although it appears stuffy with the excessive coat, well laid shoulder, steep in upper arm, ample bone, strong pasterns, slightly longer foot, level back, short but well moulded croup, good hindquarters, good ribbing, strong loins, she was sound both ways but would like more extension on the forehand. 

3. Wizaland Breakaway Beth , 3 yrs B&W female, slightly shorter on the leg than 1 & 2, and a shade longer, good headpiece, would prefer a darker eye, excellent temperament, lovely mouth, well set ears, strong neck into well laid shoulders, steep in upper arm, loose in elbows, ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, strong back into well moulded croup and tail set. Strong well-proportioned hindquarters, she was sound away, loose in elbows coming, lovely drive on the move just lacking desired forward reach, shown in good coat and condition.

4. Closheps Rio Mist

 Mid Limit Bitch (2)

1. Kinaway I have a Dream JW , 3 yrs B&W female, lovely headpiece, a shade deeper in stop, excellent temperament, good mouth, nice dark oval eye, ears carried slightly wider, good reach of neck into well laid shoulder, a shade sleep in upper arm, stood on good bone without being excessive, strong pasterns, tight feet, strong back, rising slightly over the loin, short and steep in croup, good tail set, strong hindquarters, good depth of brisket, strong loin, she was sound both ways with a steady side gait showing good drive, holding back on the move but in good fit condition. 

2.Tonkory Quickstep with Pitcombe AI JW ShCM T, 3 yrs B&W of medium-size, excellent temperament, good proportion in height to length, a shade deeper in the stop and I would prefer a darker eye for me but has a correct oval shape, correct scissor bite, ears carried well, good length of neck into well laid shoulders, she is both short and steep in upper arm, causing a pitter-patter action in front, stood on good bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, level back into short but well moulded croup and tail set, excellent hindquarters, good depth of chest and ribbing, strong loins, she was sound away and needs to tighten in elbows coming, steady side gait showing good drive, but lacking in forward reach, shown in good coat but would prefer her in harder condition. 

Limit Bitch  (8) 2A

1.Littlethorn Aero , 2 yrs B&W female of medium to top size, lovely specimen, shade longer in loin, lovely head and expression, lovely dark oval eye, correct mouth, good head proportions, well set ears, carried well. good long strong neck into well laid shoulders a shade steep in upper arm, ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, strong back into well moulded croup strong well-proportioned hindquarters good length of tail, good depth of chest and ribbing, strong in loin, she was sound both ways with a steady side gait showing good drive. Handler needs to concentrate on getting her to move at the correct gait for the dog, shown in good coat and condition 

2.Shemella Drifting Snow , 4 yrs blue female, medium to top size, correct head, good temperament, scissor bite, lovely oval dark eye, a shade flatter over skull, ears carried a shade wider, strong neck into well laid shoulders, steep in upper arm not affording her the desired forward reach, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, strong back into well molded croup and tail set,excellent hindquarters, a very strong well muscled bitch, she was sound both ways with good hind drive, would prefer more forward reach, in good hard condition. 

3. Goytre Frozen Wishes , 4 yrs B&W female, very similar to the winner, but her front let her down, a lovely headpiece, excellent temperament, good mouth, lovely dark oval eye, ears carried well, strong neck into well laid shoulders, steep in upper arm, ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, strong back into well moulded croup and tail set, strong well angulated hindquarters without being overdone, sound both ways a steady side gait, tends to lift a tad on the forehand but good drive on the move, not in full Bloom but shown in good hard condition. 

4. Janbell Zafrina

5. Tonkory I’ll Be There for Nashdom

Open Bitch (9 )2A

1.Fayken the Devil in Me JW RBCC, 3 ½ yrs B&W female of excellent quality and breed type, very little to split between 1 & 2 in this very good class, she is medium sized with good proportions height to length, lovely headpiece with a lovely oval dark eye, good ears set well, strong neck into well laid shoulders, super angles and proportions throughout making a very well balanced outline, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, lovely level back and as hard as nails. Good depth of brisket, strong loin. well moulded croup, good length of tail, excellent strong hindquarters, she was superbly sound both ways with an excellent side gait showing good reach and drive, so effortlessly moving at all speeds, presented in good order, lovely coat and good hard condition, a pleasure to award her the reserve CC, just lost out in the challenge on the move as she started to tire.

2.Sh.Ch.Sashdan Never Ending Story AI JW , 2 yrs B&W female of excellent quality and breed type, very little to split between these two, and on another day could be the other way around, medium sized, good height to length proportions, lovely headpiece, to be hypercritical a shade steeper in stop and slightly round of eye, good mouth, excellent temperament, ears well set on, strong neck into well laid shoulders, superb angles and proportions, so well balanced throughout, level back into well moulded croup, stood on good bone without being overdone, strong pasterns, tight feet, correct strong hindquarters, stands well when viewed from all angles, she was sound both ways with a lovely steady side gait, just lost out to winner who showed that little bit more reach on the move, super quality bitch shown in good coat & condition. Well handled. 

3.Cebelrai Aludra , 5 yrs B&W female, another of good quality and type, excellent temperament good mouth, correct headpiece, good ear set, would prefer a darker eye for me, good length of neck, although handler tends to make it look stuffy in stance, well laid shoulders, a shade steep in upper arm which spoiled the overall picture, ample bone, would prefer stronger pasterns, tight feet, level back into well moulded croup, good hind angles, sound away but needs to tighten in elbows coming, steady side gait showing good drive, just would prefer a little bit more in the forehand, shown in good coat and condition. 

4. Tonkory Putting on the Style

5. Caleykiz Make M’Ya Aphrodite

Special Working Bitch (5) 1 A

1. Shemella Drifting Snow

2. Zeabo Yankie Girl Imp It

3. Quories Dee from Snowmere ISDS RL5

4. Closheps Opti Mist

Special Members Bitch (2) 1 A

 1. Altricia Lady Midnight for Pedmore

Good Citizens Bitch (4)

1. Tonkory Jumping for Joy over Collherd , 9 yrs B&W female of medium size, good coupling heights to length, lovely temperament, nice dark eye, a bit deep in stop for me, good mouth, ears carried well, medium reach of neck into well laid shoulders, a shade sleep in upper arm, stood on ample bone, strong back into well moulded and flat croup, good hind angles without excess, good depth of chest, she was sound away, needs to tighten in elbows coming. 

2. Moshanta Midnight Star over Collherd , 6 yrs B&W female, a shade deeper in stop, wide ear set, good mouth, excellent temperament, lovely dark eye and good oval shape, strong neck into well laid shoulders, shade short in upper arm, strong back, flat over croup, moderate hind angles, good depth of brisket and ribbing, strong loins, she was sound both ways but would like to see her tighter in elbow, a steady side gait, I would prefer a little more reach and drive, lifting on the forehand.

3. Quories Dee from Snowmere ISDS RL5

4. Bilyara Ice Maiden

Champion Bitch (4) 1A

 1. Sh.Ch.Fayken I Am Love JW , CC + BIS, 3 yrs B&W female of the highest quality and excellent breed type, lovely head and expression with a nice dark oval eye, good scissor bite, well balanced headpiece, ears set on well and used at all times, good strong neck of the correct length, into well laid shoulders, super angles and proportions throughout giving an overall well-balanced outline, both in stance and on the move, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, good strong back which she held on the move, into well moulded croup and tail set, good length of tail , lovely strong hindquarters without any exaggerations, good depth of brisket, strong loins, superbly sound both ways, an excellent side gait showing good reach and drive, could have watched her move all day long, it's nice to see one being moved at the correct pace of a herding dog, she was shown in excellent coat and good hard condition. Piloted to perfection. She pulled out all the stops in the challenge and could not be denied the top spot today, it was a pleasure to watch her go on to win BIS. 

2.Sh.Ch.Tonkory I Should Coco JW , 6 yrs B&W female, again another of the highest order in this excellent class, lovely head and expression, slightly taller than winner but within standard, lovely head planes, excellent temperament, good mouth, lovely oval eye, but would prefer it darker for me, ears set on well, a shade shorter in neck than winner, into well laid shoulders, a shade steeper in upper arm than the winner, stood on ample bone, strong pasterns and tight feet, level backline into well moulded, short croup, lovely hindquarters, good depth of chest, strong loins, she was sound both ways with a lovely side gait, the handler tended to overrun her which distracted from her lovely shape, shown in good coat and condition. 

3.Sh.Ch.Laceway Echo Falls JW , 5 yrs B&W another quality female, lovely sweet head with good proportions, excellent temperament, good mouth, dark oval eyes, ears carried well, strong neck into well laid shoulders, a shade steep and short in upper arm which caused her lift slightly and lacked the forward reach of winners, ample bone, strong pasterns, tight feet, strong level back into well moulded croup, good hindquarters without being excess, good depth of chest, strong loins, she was sound away and back, steady side gait showing good drive, shown in good hard condition and lovely coat, well handled.

Judge: Gary Gray