West of England Collie Society
Open Show
7th April 2019

Firstly thank you for inviting me to judge here at this warm and friendly show. It’s been a long time since I’ve judged anywhere. The breed has changed so much but enough has been said about that. Just one thing I’d like to make a point about is the lack of muscle tone on your dogs; please be aware that a bit of free running and road walking does help this matter. 

Puppy Dog/Bitch  (3,1) 

1st Collins Salsina Sharing a Kiss with Triburle A sweet nine and half month old sable and white bitch puppy with a lot to like about her. She has nice clean, parallel lines with a nice moulding and a good underjaw. Nice dark almond eye giving a sweet expression. Ears could be a little bit tighter and a little bit more neck would make all the difference. She has a nice shape about her. She has a good front. Front and side movement good, but please watch back movement - more muscle tone would help.

2nd Lockyer O’Connor du Bois Des Amazones at Gataj (Imp Fra) Lots to like about this sable and white boy of ten and a half months. He has a nice head with a dark almond-shaped eye, giving a sweet expression. He carries too much coat, which spoils his outline. He has a good bone on him. Movement was good and he shows well.

Post Graduate Dog/Bitch (9,5)

1st James Old Golden Gates Fifty Fifty at Deanjan (Imp Ukr) Fell for this lovely Blue Merle bitch. Not a lot to dislike about her. Standing she has a lovely shape. She has a nice dark eye, ears bang on top, good stop, giving a nice sweet expression. Handled well. Moved well.

2nd Ware Kind of Magic Della Buca Delle Fate at Wassail (Imp Ita) Another nice Tricolour bitch. Similar remarks apply. Just preferred the maturity of the Blue today. Just needs a bit more time on her side. One to watch out for in the future.

3rd Lockyer Once Upon A Time Du Clos de Sea-Wind with Gataj (Imp Fra) 

Open Dog/Bitch (7,4)

1st Collins Chelborn Soul Desire for Triburle The breed’s newest champion. Thank you for bringing him today. He was turned out immaculately. A lot has been said about him. Similar remarks apply from me. Front and side movement was good. Rear action not so good - moves too close - more muscle tone would help.

2nd Ware Bella Bimba Della Buca Delle Fate at Wassail (Imp Ita) Sable and white bitch of quality. Lovely shape. Nice dark eye, stop where it should be, ears placed correctly, giving a sweet expression. Good length of neck. Nice lay of shoulder. Right length to height ratio. Nice turn of stifle. Moved well.

3rd Skinner Samhaven Time is Money with Nikal

Mr R Conway