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Bearded Collie Club Open Show - 2nd April 2016 - Judge's Critique

Thank you to all the committee for making this a very friendly and well run show and my 2 stewards who kept me on track and helped the show run very smoothly. Thank you to all exhibitors for the quality entry and in some classes I did not have enough red cards.
When Judging I found all temperaments excellent, so many made me smile, we should be proud of our wonderful breed. Two things that did concern me was the stop and teeth, we need a moderate stop to achieve the beautiful soft expression and in some cases the stop was not apparent giving a flatter expression. So many dirty teeth, good grooming and presentation for the show ring should always include cleaning the dogs teeth and this is all part of a healthy dog.

Dogs

Minor Puppy Dog 2 entries

  • 1   Mrs L. Bartlett Kelligrews King Of The Stars
    6 month dark slate dog very much a baby but very confident enjoying his day out. Beautiful pigment, nice dark eye good shoulders, steady on the move. Showed and handled very well.
  • 2   Mrs S Jackson Karmeliann That’s The Spirit
    7 month slate dog not as settled on the move, nice head and eye, good rib nice coat of correct texture, just needs time.

Puppy Dog 3 entries

  • 1   Mrs J Lewis& Miss A Edinboro Potterdale Potential
    11 month slate, what a star! He was everything I love in a bearded collie puppy boy, super outline so balanced, good masculine head well boned. Good length coming from rib, great neck and shoulder. Correct coat texture, movement was effortless, presented to perfection. One to watch for the future. Best puppy dog and BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
  • 2   Miss A M Gibb Snikkles Bluebeard At Pirateer
    11 months blue boy unlucky to meet 1. Nice head and eye, good length and outline, pleasing expression, moved out well.
  • 3   Mrs L. Bartlett Kelligrews King Of The Stars

Junior Dog 4 entries 3 absent

  • 1   Miss A M Gibb Snikkles Bluebeard At Pirateer

Yearling Dog 3 entries 1 absent

  • 1   Mrs V Bailey Talraz Nuts In May
    17 month brown boy just going through coat change. Nice masculine head, good deep chest and level top line, moved with drive.
  • 2   Mrs L Bartlett Jewel Of The Lord Des Bergers Des Mille Et Une Nuit Kelligrews (Imp FRA)
    11 month slate boy smaller type than 1 but well put together super expression, correct coat texture, good length and top line, moved out well.

Maiden Dog 2 entries 1 absent

  • 1   Mrs J Lewis& Miss A Edinboro Potterdale Potential

Novice Dog 5 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mrs J Lewis& Miss A Edinboro Potterdale Potential
  • 2   Miss A M Gibb Snikkles Bluebeard At Pirateer
  • 3   Mrs V Bailey Talraz Nuts In May

Graduate Dog 5 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mrs W Hines Ramsgrove Majendie’s Dream JW
    2 year old slate boy .loved him, so masculine strong muzzle and under jaw which I found lacking in some of the males, super expression good shoulder and top line so balanced front and rear moved out with drive. Contender for res best dog, but just not as mature. One to watch.
  • 2   Mrs P A Griffiths Nellbrook It’s A Mystery At Whizzbomb
    2 year nice type. nice head and front. Good length coming from rib with level top line. Nice low hocks, not quiet as steady on the move.
  • 3   Mrs V Bailey Talraz Nuts In May

Post Graduate Dog 3 entries

  • 1   Ms D & Mr S Jacques & Panas Talraz Look And Look Again
    slate boy, super head and eye, good under jaw and strength of muzzle nice front and rear good top line, moved with drive.
  • 2   Mr& Mrs L J Betts Pipadean Vision of Destiny
    2 y slate boy, nice outline and length, good front and rear showed well but just not as settled on move as 1.
  • 3   Mrs S M & Miss P Nicholls-Ward & Jepson Bumbleridge’s Jigsaw
    2 y brown boy nice head and dark eye melting expression good lay of shoulder and nice outline .not as positive on the move today.

Limit Dog 3 entries 1 absent

  • 1   Mesdams S & J Carter & Palmer Braemoray Dream Angus Of Woodacre JW
    wonderful type, liked this boy a lot, very masculine with good bone and muscle. strong head and nice eye, good topline with correct shoulders and ribcage. Nice coat of correct texture, steady effortless movement RESERVE BEST DOG
  • 2   Nicholson Shilstone Craftsman
    Unlucky to meet 1 admired him from ring side and did not disappoint beautiful dark brown with melting expression good head correct front and rear moved with drive. These two dogs could change places another day.

Open Dog 4 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mrs S & Miss C Bowden Subessen Echoes Of Power JW
    lovely slate boy with the correct rib and length. Nice head with dark eye and strong under jaw great outline and balance moved with drive. Just not moved out as well in challenge.
  • 2   Miss M Carter Karmeliann Stargazer JW ShCM
    smaller type blue boy. Good head and neck, nice shoulder and rear not as positive on the move as 1.

Bred By Exhibitor Dog 4 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Miss K S Moorhouse Willowmead Prince Regal
    slate boy of correct type, good head with melting expression nice neck and shoulder good front and rear. Effortless movement.
  • 2   Miss E Sullivan Navillus Rainbow Shadow
    dark brown boy with correct coat texture good angulation front and rear, nice head. Not as settled on the move.

Not Bred By Exhibitor 1 entry

  • 1   Mrs P A Griffiths Nellbrook It’s A Mystery At Whizzbomb

Special Beginners Dog 0 entries

Veteran Dog 7 entries

Wonderful class of quality dogs
  • 1   Mrs D Glasspool Ch Diotima From The Heart For Gildenmede
    what a boy ! just gets better as he gets older. Wonderful head melting expression good arched neck flowing into well laid back shoulders good deep chest and long rib, correct coat texture, his movement is effortless with good drive loved him, best dog and BEST IN SHOW
  • 2   Mrs M Sewell Ch Malandex Xactly Right For Kemelstowe JW
    Admired this brown boy from the ring side and he did not disappoint. Unlucky to meet 1 today. Same beautiful lines as 1 he excels in shape and balance so well put together and showed to perfection just lost out to winner on his movement today.
  • 3   Mrs S M Nicholls-Ward Ch Bumbleridge’s Naughty ‘N’ Nice JW ShCM
    beautiful type love his masculinity.wonderful head and eye good angles front and rear nice deep chest and long rib moved out well.

Special Working Dog 1 entry

  • 1   Mrs S M Nicholls-Ward Ch Bumbleridge’s Naughty ‘N’ Nice JW ShCM

Bitches

Minor Puppy Bitch 8 entries 3 absent

Very nice class of quality puppies
  • 1   Mr D & Mrs S Collins Luna De Chester At Kingswud (Imp FRA)
    what a sweet puppy, melting expression beautiful eye and pigment nice feminine head. Good front and matching rear. Good coat, nice movement. One to watch.
  • 2   Mrs M Pepper Megamaree Just Perfection
    Unlucky to meet 1 dark slate of different type, nice head and eye, good shoulder and length of rib, nice coat of correct texture, not as steady on the move today.
  • 3   Mrs W Hines Ramsgrove Resilience
    lovely young lady good head and front nice length and outline. Just needs to settle on the move.

Puppy Bitch 4 entries 1 absent

  • 1   Miss M &Mrs J Sale& Lewis Potterdale Platinum Star
    Beautiful slate girl so balanced great head nice eye flowing lines into good shoulder and nice length coming from the rib. Correct coat texture, she was a bit unsettled on the move but the length of stride and drive was prominent enough to win the class. BEST PUPPY BITCH close decision for best puppy.
  • 2   Mrs W Hines Alistair’s You Are My Sunshine (Imp SWE)
    Another nice puppy good head and pigment nice shoulder and front good hocks and moved with drive, not giving her best today.
  • 3   Mrs W E Lee-Finglas Mojo Message From Heaven For Richeath
    Bigger puppy but still very feminine, nice dark pigment with dark eye matching coat, good neck and front, nice length.

Junior Bitch 3 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mr A &Mrs H Hards Braemory Loch An Eilein JW
    Have admired this young lady from the ring side and she did not disappoint beautiful head and dark eye with melting expression so well put together nice arched neck flowing into good front assembly deep ribs and good length nice hocks movement was effortless, just missed out on res bitch on maturity. Will surely go on to attain top honours.

Yearling Bitch 4 entries 2 absent

Two nice girls
  • 1   Mr M J Mrs E A & Miss L Jay Talraz May Queen JW
    Beautiful slate bitch with ring presence, to go over she is so well made, a great chest and front with lovely length very feminine head and expression, movement was effortless, showed and presented to perfection. another one to watch RESERVE BEST BITCH
  • 2   Mr N & Mrs C L Wallis Bargemon Tosca JW
    So unlucky to meet 1 very nice outline and topline nice feminine head and good eye, good angles front and rear moved with drive just needs time to mature, to complete the picture.

Maiden Bitch 3 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mrs M Pepper Megamaree Just Perfection
  • 2   Mrs W E Lee-Finglas Mojo Message From Heaven For Richeath

Novice Bitch 3 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mrs M Pepper Megamaree Just Perfection

Graduate Bitch 2 entries 1 absent

  • 1   Ms D Steer Brookles The Gift You Are Of Gwalltafwyn JW ShCM
    very attractive girl with nice head and eye good stop. Well balanced with good length, nice coat of good texture did not give her all today.

Post Graduate Bitch 6 entries 2 absent

    Nice class
  • 1   Mr M j Mrs E A & Miss L Jay Talraz Fleur De Lys JW
    Slate bitch lovely type, good head and eye, well balanced with super front and chest nice length coming from rib. Nice low hocks, effortless movement with drive, well handled and shown.
  • 2   Mrs L Bartlett Orora’s Superbe For Kelligrews
    Dark slate with lots to like ,good pigment, nice head with excellent stop and melting expression. Nice shape and top line, moved well.
  • 3   Mr & Mrs L J Betts Pipadene Vusa Amakhosi JW
    Nice type, good head and eye, length coming from correct shaped ribs, nice top line, moved out well.

Limit Bitch 4 entries 1 absent

  • 1   Mr W & Mrs S M O’brien Sammara Little Black Dress
    What a feminine girl, fantastic head with correct stop melting expression, good front and shoulder placement nice length coming from rib super shape and top line, effortless movement. One for top honours. BEST BITCH and RESERVE BEST IN SHOW
  • 2   Mr A G &Mrs J M Wood Pipadene Visionary Spirit For Pepperjay JW
    Unlucky to meet 1 nice girl with good pigment nice head and eye. Good shoulder and front well balanced coat of correct texture. Movement was good.
  • 3   Ms H Szmidt Moppetswood Moon Madness
    Brown girl, good head and eye, correct stop. Melting expression and good pigment. Well balanced front and rear moved with drive.

Open Bitch 8 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Mr W & Mrs S M O’brien Sammara Fancy Dress
    Brown girl of excellent type, wonderful head with correct stop, melting expression lovely shoulders and front good length and outline nice low hocks moved with drive. Sister of limit winner, two beautiful girls.
  • 2   Miss A E G Wilding Bendale Sweet Georgia Brown
    Brown girl, good head and eye nice flowing lines well balanced throughout lots to like, just carrying a little too much weight today, movement was good with nice hind movement.
  • 3   Mr T E & Mrs A M Colwell Subessen Echoes Of Love At Pastraka JW
    Nice girl good type with super outline good neck and shoulder, long rib giving good length not as positive on the move.

Bred By Exhibitor Bitch 4 entries 2 absent

  • 1   Ms H Szmidt Moppetswood Moon Madness
  • 2   Ms E K Hough Seacharmzed Razamataz
    Bigger girl than one but still feminine nice head and eye. Nice length excellent coat of correct texture, not as settled on the move.

Not Bred By Exhibitor Bitch

  • 1   Mr A G &Mrs J M Wood Pipadene Visionary Spirit For PepperJay JW
  • 2   Ms D Steer Brookles The Gift You Are Of Gwalltafwyn JW ShCM

Special Beginners Bitch 1 entry 1 absent

Veteran Bitch 4 entries 1 absent

Quality trio of bitches
  • 1   Mr M J Mrs E A & Miss L Jay Talraz Honey Trap JW
    10 year old brown girl, what a sweetie, she is just my type, so well made and not showing her age at all, good head, wonderful expression great front and rear, good top line and moved with drive and purpose. Was contender for res best bitch.
  • 2   Mr G E S & Mrs M S Gilbert Ch Athemburgh New Beginning
    Another lovely girl 10 years old, same good lines, excellent head and eye, good mouth and pigment, so full of life, moved with drive and purpose.
  • 3   Ms E K Hough Seacharmzed Adorabubble
    9 years old, taller girl but still feminine, good head and eye nice length good coat, not as much drive on the move today as 1 and 2.

Special Working Bitch 0 entries

Brace 2 entries

  • 1   Mr G E S & Mrs M S Gilbert
  • 2   Mrs L Bartlett

Judge: Marilyn Thorpe (Merrythorpe)