10TH OCTOBER 2015  

To the officers and committee for inviting me to judge at this very popular show, to my two very efficient stewards who kept things moving along nicely , and last but most definitely not least those who entered their bitches some who I know travelled  the length of the country,  my sincere thanks to you all .                    

Rough Collie Bitches  

Minor Puppy Bitch (6) 

1st Brooker's Riverside Bossa Nova Baby Joins Corisian. Good sized 8 mth sable very well off for coat already, nicely balanced clean head with a lovely stop, good ear carriage well set eyes all combining to create the most appealing of expressions. Good length to neck correct shoulders, length  of back in proportion to her height, turn of stifle and nice short hocks allowing her to drive on around the ring. Looks to be a happy girl very willing to show off her many attributes, will on another day and another judge change places wth 2 but for me had the edge on the day.                                                                                                  

2nd Hodges Jopium Secret Fantasy. Just over 6 mths, very pretty sable smaller than my winner but at  2 mths younger one would expect that, a very nice expression coupled with nicely tipped ears which she was very happy to use, super head good length front and rear angles looking good for her age, moving very well for a baby another three or four months and she will be the business . Very well presented .       

3rd Fox's Erjon Euphoric for  Alanita                                                         

Puppy Bitch (9,2)

1st Foy/Hawkins Beldones Fit for Fun  Wow! i'll say it again Wow !!  For me this young sable lady at just on 9 mths is everything i would want her to be, and if she doesn't make it to the top then i'll eat my hat. Stunning head and expression ear carriage second to none,  good neck strong shoulders and at this stage adequate length to her back, a good front and rear lovely muscle tone for such a youngster just about right for bone at this age, moving very confidently around the ring, such a sound bright young lady a good future ahead of her I would say well done.    

 2nd Mitchell / Jordan  Caronlea Pixie Chick. Another very attractive sable just coming to the end of her very successful puppy career ,finer in head than 1 standing taller and longer, but nonetheless a very nice girl, in good coat showing her head off and  moving very well as her conformation suggests she will. Eyes only for her handler, very well presented.

3rd Wray's Beldones Duchess of Dreams                                                

Junior Bitch (8,3)

1st Iley's Ileyda Bobby Brown. Yet another super sable very clean lines about her head lovely expression coming from well set eyes, a good strongly muscled neck going into correctly placed shoulders good length to her back well rounded ribcage nicely angled at her rear, good short hocks allowing her to really drive from her back end, in very good coat a lovely little lady who at times is  reluctant to use her ears but when she does she looks an absolute picture.    

2nd Thame's Rahlissa Love Song JW Pretty Sable not in her best jacket but it did emphasize what a fabulous reach of neck this girl has, her head and expression right out of the top drawer, she is very well built all round with everything in proportion, moving quite well and confidentally, when she is back in full coat I feel she will be a force to be reckoned with.    

3rd Congdon's Starlenga Songbird to Aaronwell                              

Maiden Bitch (6,2)

1st Jopium Secret Fantasy second in MPB

 2nd Congdon's Songbird to Aaronwell.  Heavily coated sable good clean head with a nice expression using her ears very well, good front and rear moving quite well.                                                                                 

3rd Mcdade's Marjalu Memories with Lyndale                                      

Novice Bitch (7,1)

1st Jopium Secret Fantasy as above
2nd Caronlea Pixie Chick as above
3rd Marjalu Memories with Lyndale

Graduate Bitch (3,1)                                                                                                                                                                                 

1st Sibbald's Telforth Little Mix.  Very petite sable girl with the most  gorgeous expression coming from her nicely placed eyes, ears bang on top good neck correctly proportioned all over, moved quite well. All in all  a very nice feminine little lady i quite liked her.                                 

2nd Coutts Eximer Lady in Black.  Quite a pretty tri girl making a nice picture as she stood but not moving as well as 1 and at times seemed rather unsettled.                                                                             

Post Graduate Bitch (7,2) 

Ist Hollywood  / Waterhouse  Zelai  Love Swallows at Amalie.  Very attractive shaded sable lovely feminine head with  well defined stop exquisitely placed eyes nicely tipped ears but a little reluctant to use them but did when she had to and presented such a lovely picture I couldn't resist her, good strong neck nicely toned muscle all round round, correct angles all over and moved as her conformation suggested she would. Turned out to perfection.                                            

2nd Scott's I'm Scarlet Johansson of Moonriver for Chantique. Another very pretty  sable with a lovely clean head and an "oh my god expression" beautifully moulded forface ears right where i like to see them  very well proportioned all over all lovely lovely girl but on the day she wasn't giving as much as one. Very well presented                                                          

3rd Margetts Creme Caramel                                    

Limit Bitch (13,7)

1st Walker's Hana of Lowlands Green Valley at Starlenga. Lovely sable girl who almost missed her class, rushed into the ring and as a consequence became rather unsettled, but such is her  demeanour she had to take the class, absolutely teeming with quality such a lovely expression coming from eyes that are pretty much perfect, ears right where they should be,  lovely head pattern with the most gorgeous stop, a good length to her neck front end superbly angulated  height and length just about bang on lovely rear end with  nice short hocks very good conformation all round and it was rather disappointing she moved as she did but I put that down to being rushed into the ring  but still had more than enough to win this class.                                                                    

2nd Brodie's Shanaburn Magical Kisses JW. SH. CM. Tri lady of the most lovely shape balanced head with good stop eyes very well placed ears right on top, strong archy neck good shoulders and correct length to her back very pleasing back end short hocks and nicely trimmed feet moved very well.                                                                                                

3rd Congdon's Isn't She Lovely Des Beldones at Aaronwell                                          

Open Bitch (10,1)

1st Hollywood / Waterhouse Lynmead Looking for Gold. Where do I begin such grace, such elagance, so much charisma this lady has it all and where has she been. This was the very first time I had seen her, 6 years old and looking so well the most balanced head such clean lines the most beautiful expression coming from those beautifully shaped eyes her ears couldn't possibly be better placed, a swan like neck good layback of shoulder good firm muscle all round, super rear end lovely short hocks lovely neet feet. I have over the years watched this handler get the very best from her charges and today was no different and on moving her she had so much elegance and grace as she floated around the ring I was absolutely captivated by her showing her head off and would not be denied such a lovely girl. Thankyou for allowing me to judge her CC and BIS.        

2nd Foy / Hawkins FR. CH.  Eloise Des Beldones Another top drawer bitch from this kennel as always. A sable lady of the highest order wth such a lovely soft friendly expression coming from a balanced head with a well rounded muzzle good ear carriage good length to her neck excellant all round conformation lovely clean well groomed coat her buid says she would move well and she did but not with the grace and elegance of my winner very well presented RCC and RBIS .                                                  

3rd Caronlea Dixie Chick JNR CH.  BVB                                              

Veteran Bitch (2,0)

1st Mccann 's CH Buebezi Ensorcellment at Zolkan.   8 yrs old merle lady and really looked like she was enjoying her day out ,very feminine head and expression very alert looking, beautiful long neck good conformation all round still in really good coat of the most lovely colour and still knows how to move,  well done 

 2nd Humphreys Brylin Kisses at Midnight to Jamesfair. Different type to 1 bigger all round and stronger in head but very attractive, good conformaton allowing her to move well enough . 

Tony Leverton