WEST OF ENGLAND

Border Collie Club

November 2015 breed championship show results.

Dog critique.  Judge Fiona Mitchell.

Thank you to the officers & committee for your invitation to judge dogs at your championship show and for your kind hospitality shown to my family & myself. Thank you to my Stewards for their hard work and efficiency in the running of my ring. I really enjoyed my day and thanks must go the Exhibitors for their entry. Presentation on the whole was excellent.  Thank you.  

 VD 4, 2abs

 1.      Hawker’s Foxbarton Tattinger JW ScCM AW (B) 8 years, medium size dog with lovely head and alert expression, good reach of neck with lovely shoulders, good firm top line held well on the move, lovely tight feet & good bone,  moved very well with drive. Well handled & presented. Pushed hard for CC. RCC & BV. Was really pleased to see him go Best Veteran/Vintage in Show under Clare Coxall.

2.      Ferber’s Arniston Moonlight Magic at Rossbrook another 8 year old dog, masculine head, well placed dark eye and well set tipped ear, strong muzzle, good stop, flat skull,  straight front a little short in ribbing, good angulations front & rear, moved well.   

Vtg D

1        Pashley’s Threjays Rafiki ISDS, 14 year old dog, a real golden oldie enjoying his day out, pleasing head and shape, nice bone, good coat, moved ok for his handler.   

MPD 3, 1 abs

1.       Birkett/McDowell & Harlow’s Borderfame Line Well Travelled, 7 mth old dog, lovely head and expression, good reach of neck with good shoulders, good bone, tight feet & rear angulations. Moved well with good reach. Attentive to his handler, beautifully handled & presented. BPD & RBPIS. Good Luck with him.

2.       Gardner’s Littlethorn Kentucky, another 7mth old tri dog, good head & expression,  bit bigger in size to 1, good bone, good angulations, moved well when he settled, a very happy dog. 

PD 4

 1.       Johnson’s Shemella Frosted Moon, 9mth Blu/w dog, pleasing head & expression, nice dark eyes, short muzzle, good reach of neck. Shoulders ok, nice bone, good firm topline, held well on the move. Well handled.

2.       Neve/Kinton’s Tazeos The Magician with Kinaway, 10mth dog, dark head with pleasing expression, good reach of neck, tight feet, good bone, lovely shape, just lost out to the movement of 1.

3.       Fanton’s Tonkory Making The Most Of It (AI)

4.       LITTLETHORN KENTUCKY  

JD 4,

1.       Atkins/Radcliffe & Green’s Dalguise Dream On, 16 mth dog of medium size, lovely dark head with kind expression, ears sensitive in their use, lovely shape with good angulations, good bone. Well laid shoulders. Lovely level top line, held well on the move. Moved well with good drive. Handled & presented very well.

2.       Schevenels/De Cree’s Eyes of the World Nothing Else Matters, 15mth old dog of medium size, flashier than 1, masculine head, pleasing expression, short muzzle, good head of neck, well laid back shoulders, lovely topline, good angulations, moved well, just preferred the movement of 1 but could easily change places on another day. Well handled & presented.

3.       KINAWAY LIVE THE DREAM (AI)

 4.       LOCHEIL MEET JOE BLACK  

 YD 1,

1.       Atkins/Radcliffe & Green’s Dalguise Dream On

ND 1, 1abs  

GD 8,

1.       Atkins/Radcliffe & Green’s Dalguise Dream On Lampier’s Tonkory Im All Right Jack , 

2.       year old dog of medium size, lovely dark head with pleasing expression, tipped ears used well, lovely shape, good reach of neck, well laid back shoulders, tight feet, good bone & angulations, Moved well with drive, Was unlucky to meet 1 today.

3..      Good/Lewis’ Shemella Dark Star 

4.       SHEMELLA DARK STAR

5.       QUORIES SWEEP FROM SNOWMERE RL2EX

 6.       FYCOEGYN FIELDFAIR  

PGD 8, 1 abs

1.       Ratcliffe’s Arrodare Hear Me Roar, 13 mth old medium size dog with nice dark head, pleasing expression, well laid back shoulders, good reach of neck, lovely shape, good angulations, attentive to his handler, moved well, Well handled & presented.

2.       Ferber’s Sunnydean Fields of Gold at Rossbrook, 2 year old EE Red dog, Lovely head & Expression, finer in bone to 1, good reach of neck, correct bite, tight feet, moved ok, just think the changing of handler unsettled him.

3.       Mockford’s Quories Sweep from Snowmere RL2.EX.

4.       FYCOEGYN FIELDFAIR

5.       TAZAEOS TIME WARP

6.       PATASAM SYON  

MLD 5

1.       Follwell’s Montshana Midnight Sky, 7 Year old dog of medium size, lovely head & expression, good reach of neck, nice shoulder placement, moved well, well handled & presented.

2.       Tiller’s Foxbarton Kings Ransom, 3 year old medium size dog, deep chest, well balanced shape, and pleasing expression, good bone, moved well.

3.       Tydeman’s Karingal Mi Amigo 

4.       FYCOEGYN FIELDFAIR

5.       MERETRIX HARLEY ISDS  

LD 8 (1 Abs)

1.       Fawcett’s Laceway Photo Finish, 3 year old medium sized dog, masculine head with lovely expression, good reach of neck, well laid back shoulders, good body shape, and lovely top line held well on move, moved very well on move with drive. Well handled & presented.

2.       Patch’s Locheil Edge of Glory, 3 year old dog, with pleasing head & expression, lovely shape, good reach of neck, good bone & angulations. Moved very well with drive, unlucky to meet 1 today. Well handled & presented.

3.       Good/Lewis’ Shemella Black Shadow 

4.       CHASTANSE SWEET WILLIAM

 5.       FYCOEGYN FIELDFAIR

 6,       LACEWAY PHEONIX WITH TAYTINJA  

OD 11 (2 Abs)

1.       Harlow’s Simaro James Bond JW (IMP DEU) caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring, 2 year old dog, lovely head & expression, good reach of neck,  short muzzle, correct dentition, well laid back shoulders, good bone, tight feet, lovely shape, correct angulations, good topline held well on the move.  Moved well with good drive & minimum lift of feet. Very well presented & handled and I was very pleased to award him the CC. Delighted to see him go BIS under Clare Coxall.

2.       Gregory’s Tonkory Because I Am Yours JW, 4 Year Old Dog of medium size, lovely head & expression, good reach of neck, lovely shape, good bone and well laid back shoulders, moved well. Unfortunately he left his coat at home today.

3.       Green’s SH CH Fayken I Am Legend JW 

4.       CALEYKIS I'M A FIRESTARTER

5.       BLADE OF BRON YR AUR

 6.       PAWTAILS SUNKIST CELT FOR TRIPLEWITCH  

WD 1 1.       Hawker’s Foxbarton Tattinger JW ScCM AW (B)  

 GCD 5 (2 Abs)

1.       Tiller’s Foxbarton Kings Knight, 23 mth old Sable/White dog of medium size, pleasing head, good bone, nice shape, moved well.

2.       Mockford’s Quories Sweep from Snowmere RL2.EX, 5 years, tri-colour working type dog, correct eye shape, eyes light brown in colour, fairly fine boned, quite long in leg, moved well.

3.       Morrison’s Patasam Syon

Bitches critique. Judge VALERIE GEDDES.

My sincere thanks to the officers & committee for inviting me to judge this show & for their warm welcome & generous hospitality. Thanks also to the exhibitors for giving me an excellent, high quality entry which I thoroughly enjoyed going over, with all kept in order by my two excellent stewards, thank you, ladies. Felt really spoiled for choice in some classes & found myself coming down to quite minor preferences. Temperaments overall were excellent, just a couple of youngsters needing a bit more handling for them to make the best of their opportunity.  

Veteran Bitch

1.  Sh Ch Tonkory Qu’est Que C’est, 8 years, truly gorgeous, looking half her age & in tip top condition. Excellent lines which flow from nose to tail tip. Beautifully balanced & feminine head with good fill about skull & muzzle, nicely placed dark eyes produce the desired expression. Excellent proportions & topline, well angled front & rear takes her round with ease on best of legs & feet. BVB;

2. Lochheil All That’s Magical avec Coussiere, another in excellent form, almost 9 years. Very good type & in excellent condition, slightly more compact but with good neck, topline & angles. Balanced head, good expression, sound mover; 

3rd BORDERTIME FASHION TO BE

Vintage Bitch

1. Tamarsh Miss You Nights at Moshanta, 12 years young & a credit to her owners, as all in this class were. Beautiful bitch, gorgeous head & expression from dark eyes, the whole so nicely put together. Super body, good rib, well angulated, moving sound & free on good legs & feet;

2. Charney Wish Upon A Star, another very similar, slightly longer head, super expression, good muzzle & skull, excellent outline & angles, in good coat for age, moved free & true;

3rd FOXBARTON LADY IN WITING JW ShCM CDex 4th ROSMARINUS RAINMAIDEN OF PEPPERBOX ShCM

Minor Puppy Bitch

1 Arniston Maid Of Honour at Kanamaren, lovely body & outline, good substance for age, sweet head & expression, excellent neck & topline, good angles & proportions all through. Moved soundly; 

 2. Eyes Of The World One Diamond One Heart Oycka, tri, bigger all through, good head style & proportions, heavier ears. Excellent outline & body well developed, very good substance & angulation. Moved soundly but flies tail too much at present & not as feminine as I would like;

3rd COUSSIERE BALLERINA GIRL

 Puppy Bitch  

1. Tonkory Moments Like This, really beautiful with all the essentials & delighted to see her go BP. Balanced & so typical head & expression with neat ears. Superb outline & body with the proportions, angles & substance to go with it, yet remaining feminine. Movement going showed true parallel, was sound & free with excellent reach, smooth pick-up & correct front.  BPB BPIS

2. Tonkory Making Her Mark, litter sister to 1, & many of the same remarks apply, I am sure these two will change places often. My notes say, very similar, excellent overall, just prefer smoothness of 1 going round;

3rd CALEYKIZ BOOGIE ON DOWN

4th SHEMELLA MOONLIGHT DREAM

5th CALEYKIZ BOOGIE ON

 6th TONKORY MARK TIME (AI)

Junior Bitch

1st Cebelrai Aludra excellent overall with good balance & femininity. Beautiful head type with filled muzzle, kind eyes, excellent ears. Lovely flow from good neck through topline into let down rear with good substance & moving so free;

2 Laceway Echo Falls another excellent example, a shade finer in muzzle, super expression & ears. Balanced through body with a typical outlook. Moved free & true;

3rd FOXBARTON KINGS SABLE

4th CARTEZZ COSMOPOLITON

5th TARANZA OVER THE MOON WITH FLORAUNA

6th MIRAJE MY OH MY

Yearling Bitch

1. Tazaeos Cruizin, super quality, excellent head, eye set & textbook ears all together produces a most typical expression, excellent body & angles, good substance, moved with typical ease;

2. Patasam Zephyr, good sound & honest type, well filled muzzle & skull, good expression, excellent outline & angulation;  

3rd CALEYKIZ STARFAEL WIKID RHYTHM 4th TARANZA OVER THE MOON WITH FLORAUNA

Novice Bitch

1. Sianworth Highland Rose for Floranuna, really good overall & of an ‘older’ style. Very correct & well balanced, excellent head, eyes slightly fuller, well placed ears, excellent topline, bone & feet, moved sound & free

2 Foxbarton Kings Sable, shaded sable, very good outline, shorter head, dark eyes & prick ears, lovely body & bone, sound, easy mover;  

3rd SHEMELLA DRIFTING SNOW

Graduate Bitch

1 Mirage Its Too Darn Hot at Pikara, very easy going, slightly longer cast. Beautiful head & expression, prick eared, good neck, topline, body & angles;  

2nd SIANWORTH HIGHLAND ROSE FOR FLORAUNA

3rd LACEWAY ETCHED IN GOLD AT MOSHANTA

Post Graduate Bitch

1 Tazaeos Movin On Over, super bitch, excellent quality all through, outline really appeals & in super hard condition. Typical head, well balanced & filled, dark well placed eyes & textbook ears give desirable expression. Moved sound & free in true Border fashion;

2 Moshanta Movin On Out, lovely bitch overall, sadly bereft of coat. Excellent head & expression, prick eared, lovely outline & good angles, excellent rear & sound movement;

3rd ALTRICIA LADY MAE OF FLORAUNA

4th ELTHEA GEAT SENSIBILITY

5th SHEMELLA CLOUDY SKYE

6th ARNPRIORS TORNADO

Mid Limit Bitch

1 Cebelrai Mirzam, very good style, feminine, sweet face, well placed, dark eyes & prick ears, filled head & muzzle, well made body, good neck & topline, moved out sound & free;

2nd MOSHANTA MOVIN' ON OUT JW

3rd WIZALAND I AM LOLA ROSE

Limit Bitch

1 Simmovon Heaven Scent, really lovely, well balanced & never looking wrong, in the end she threw me ‘that’ look which won her the place. Superb overall, loved her head & expression with those really neat, tipped ears & dark eyes. Good neck & topline, in superb condition, moved out so free, covering the ground with ease;

2 Simmovon Wild At Heart, bigger girl of excellent style & balance. Super head, ears very alert, excellent body & condition with good substance & on best legs & feet, another with superb attitude & going well;

3rd KINAWAY MEMORIES JW

4th ARRODARE DEVIL IN DISGUISE JW

 5th TONKORY I SHOULD COCO JW

6th COUSSIERE THE SHOWGIRL

Open Bitch Really tough class with lots of quality here.

1. Sh Ch Fayken Indecent Proposal;

2 Laceway Wiggly Giggly, different styles in these two but both beautiful examples. 1 so beautifully balanced with excellent substance for her size. Really lovely face with good fill to skull & muzzle, dark, well placed eyes & alert, tipped ears produce a really typical expression, superb body lines & proportions, nicely let down, coming into a new coat of excellent type & texture. Showed herself to advantage with a good attitude & responded well to her handler. Moved out so sound & free, smooth & flowing & absolutely true coming & going .BCC RBIS. 2. Laceway Wiggly Giggly  another gorgeous & very typical example, beautiful fill & balance about the head, calm expression & neat half tip ears, good neck & topline, fraction shorter coupled, excellent body & substance, good coat & condition, showed well & moved out free & true;  RBCC

3rd SIMMOVON HOT TOTTI JW

4th TONKORY GLITZ AND GLAMOUR WITH PELUCHE JW

5th SH.CH.MOSHANTA MOVE IT MOVE IT JW ShCM

6th ARRODARE GOOD LUCK CHARM

Working Bitch

1st TAMARSH MISS YOU NIGHTS AT MOSHANTA JW ShCM

2 Shemella Evening Mist, very nice style, good all through, showed & moved well

3rd FOXBARTON LADY IN WAITING JW ShCM CDex

4th ROSMARINUS RAINMAIDEN OF PEPPERBOX CDex NovEx

5th ELTHEA GREAT SENSIBILITY

Good Citizens Bitch

1st MOSHANTA MOVIN' ON OUT JW

2nd FOXBARTON KINGS SABLE

3rd LACEWAY ETCHED IN GOLD AT MOSHANTA

 4th FOXBARTON LADY IN WAITING JW ShCM CDex

5th THREJAYS MENNA ISDS

Best in Show report. Judge Clare Coxall.

It was a great pleasure and honour to Judge BIS for one of my most favorite breeds, which I so love.  It will be the last one because at Bath 2016 Stake Classes, I finish over 50 years judging, so today was special for me.    

My BEST IN SHOW Winner (SIMARO JAMES BOND JW (IMP DEU)  was a classic, wonderful to put your hands on, movement prefect, so loved his head and expression, true border collie.      

The RESERVE and BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW (SH.CH.FAYKEN INDECENT PROPOSAL JW) enjoyed judging here, very feminine, worthy winner. 

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW  (TONKORY MOMENTS LIKE THIS (AI)) promising future, most pleasing to go over, really liked him.

JUNIOR HANDLING    (THOMAS EDMONDS)  This young man did everything I asked, if he follows through, will become a good handler.