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EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB open Show 27th March 2022


I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to judge at this well known friendly show, my stewards who kept things flowing all day and also to the exhibitors for their lovely quality entry, I thoroughly enjoyed my day .
I found all the dogs presented in lovely condition, temperaments were sound, I found a few lacking neck and short tails.
VETERAN DOG  4 entries
1st Pattersons Kyleburn Everlasting Dream  BVD
Not carrying a huge coat but when standing this shows off his lovely outline and on the table did not disappoint. Moulded forface, correct stop, soft eye and expression and very neat ears he used well.  Has a good reach of neck and length of back, bend of stifle, lovely neat feet, he went well on the move with correctly carried tail

2nd Forster-Cooper Sheltysham Burnished Gold
Close decision similar remarks apply to this boy in great condition, head handled well with correct eye and ear placement, shows so well, sound on the move.

3rd Saunders Chalmoor Shades of Gold at Fernfrey JW

Minor Puppy 4 Entries 1 Absent
1st Miles  Milesend Black Tartan
Standing this tri dog instantly appeals for shape, style and size, well made with good angulation fore and aft which showed in his sound movement. Head handles well with good moulding to foreface,  lovely expression and neat ears he used very well., in lovely coat and condition very well presented.
2nd Thornley  Felthorn Barnaby Rudge
Slightly larger than 1  another with a flowing shape about him.  Clean head, very alert good ear carriage and sweet eye  giving desired expression, went well when asked to move.
3rd French  Lindfern Dark Star

PUPPY DOG 2 Entries
These two puppies I would think will change places as a close decision between them.
1st  Forster-Parish  Lowick Blueberry  BPD  BPIS
An upstanding blue merle who demands attention. Lovely make and shape about him, lovely front, reach of neck, head is so well moulded with a sweet but masculine expression and neat well used ears.  His colour is delightful in super coat and condition and moved out well with correctly carried tail.

2nd Aaron & Durant Shelridge Santino at Neraklee
Golden s/w , who instantly appeals for his lovely flowing make and shape.  Clean head, correct stop and lovely almond eye with neat ears which he used all the time.  Moved out very well fore and aft.

 

JUNIOR DOG 4 Entries 1Absent
1st Dimmock  Shougies Secret Agent for Fernhill
Tri with a good front and length of back, decent neck, short hocks.  Head handles well with a masculine but sweet expression, ears well carried and used. Sounds on the move with correct tail carriage.
2nd  Rhodes  Felthorn Christmas Gift
Attractive Blue who is of a lovely colour.  Good head and expression, ears well carried and used, very alert show boy, did enough on the move but needs to settle a little, correctly carried tail.
3rd Saunders  Sendora Sweet Bramble

NOVICE DOG 3 Entries
1st Aaron & Durant  Shelridge Santino at Neraklee
Stood 2nd in Puppy dog , could not be denied this class.
2nd Cheal  Carolelen Composer
Very shapely and shows well. Good angulation throughout, lovely head and expression, went well when asked to move.
3rd Saunders  Marsulla Propoganda

UNDERGRADUATE DOG 5 Entries 1 Absent
1st  Cheal  Carolelen Composer
2nd in Novice
2nd Miles Milesend Kingfisher
Another lovely colour blue from this kennel, standing presents  a lovely picture and did not disappoint when going over him. He has  good bone and substance, nicely made , good angulation front and rear, although I would prefer a bit more neck, his head is good has a well filled foreface, correctly placed stop, ears bang on top which he knows how to use. Moved out well with drive, had a good bend of stifle and neat feet.
3rd Hoare  Sabema Pina Colada

POST GRADUATE DOG 8 Entries 3 Absent
1st Varnom Milesend Blue Jeans
Blue merle when standing presents a nice picture. Good shape about him, reach of neck, spring of rib, decent front and sweep over loin. His head handles very well with good eye/ear placement giving a lovely expression. Moved out well with good bend of stifle short hocks
2nd Pattison Kyleburn Hidden Dream
Shaded s/w with the most lovely head with a soft but masculine expression, desired eye shape.  Has a good reach of neck and length of back, on the move strides out with correctly carried tail.
3rd Hateley Mohnesee Mr Bobbie Black JW

LIMIT DOG 4 Entries
Lots to like about the first two, albeit they are slightly different
1st French Lorainian Kings Ransom at Lindfern
3yr old s/w, he took my attention when he entered the ring has so much style and presence about him.  Was not disappointed when going over him, his head, moulding, eye, and ear carriage all so balanced to give the desired expression.  Has plenty of neck, good front angulation and length of back and sweep over the loin with good bend of stifle.  Plenty of bone but not heavy. Great show boy, can certainly move with forward reach and drive from lovely short hocks.  Beautifully presented and in complete unison with his owner, pleased to award him BD

 

2nd Hull  Mohnesee Dream Date Of Lizmark JW
Another lovely golden s/w in good coat and condition.  Very sweet expression, clean in head with flat skull and moulded forface , lovely neat ears which he uses all the time.   He has a good make and shape about him.   I found him a little heavy over the shoulders, but he moved out with good reach  and drive with correct tail carriage, stood and showed his virtues so well . Pleased to award him RBD

3rd Sangster & Rennison Zaniah Mono Tone of Drumcauchile

OPEN DOG 1 Entry
1st  Robinson Sheltysham Nut Box In Alnmac
Stood alone but a worthy winner. Standing shows off his lovely shape, he has decent neck and shape about him. Head handles well, balanced with moulded forface and neat ears again used all the time. Moved out soundlywith correct tail carriage.

SPECIAL OPEN DOG  (S/W) 7 Entries 2 Absent
1st French Lindfern Light Sabre JW
Well another lovely male from this kennel, again he has plenty of substance without being cloddy, his front and rear angulation is good with lovely length of back which all showed in his good movement with forward reach and strong hocks. Head is a delight to handle very well moulded, good stop , neat ears bang on top, lovely sweet expression.
2nd Bastiani & John  Auberswell Ghost Rider
Another lovely s/w unlucky to meet 1.  Very sweet eye and expression, he is slightly finer boned but this does not detract at all. Found him a little short in neck, but he moved out soundly with confidence.  Well presented
3rd Cheal Carolelen Composer 

SPECIAL OPEN DOG (Tri,  B&W)  5 Entries 1 Absent 
1st Thornley & Withers  Felthorn Cover Story
Compact and well put together, stands and shows so well presenting a lovely picture. Head is clean and well moulded, good ear carriage, flat skull, has a pleasing expression.  Ample bone and substance, went well on the move with level topline , short hocks and neat feet.

2nd Saunders Sendora Sweet Bramble 
Rather out of coat but this did enhance his  shape and style. Has a fair reach of neck, pleasing  head and expression, shows so well and very attentive to handler. Went well on the move .

3rd Pattison Kyleburn Romulus

SPECIAL OPEN DOG (Blue Merle)  1 Entry
1st Rhodes  Felthorn Christmas Gift
Placed 2nd In Junior Dog

VETERAN BITCH 8 Entries (4 Absent)
1st French Lindfern Enchanted Sunrise
Well I could not believe this little bitch was 12yrs old, a total credit to her owner for her condition and soundness .  Certainly still has some style, super moulded head, good underjaw, lovely eye set and sweetest of expressions,  neat ears used all the time. Her make and shape is a delight and she moves so soundly with short hocks and neat feet, in lovely coat and condition,  with  flowing long tail carried correctly. 

2nd Saunders Chalmoor I’m A  Peach At Fernfrey
Dark shaded s/w, in very good condition just into Veteran but could easily hold her own in an Open Class. Head handles well, good make and shape about her in very good condition , moved out well on good feet .

3rd Hoare Briggsview Opalesque

MINOR PUPPY BITCH 5 Entries (1 Absent)
1st French Lirren Lasting Love
What a delightful baby,  she stood and showed so well for one so young. On the table she did not disappoint, lovely bone and substance but not heavy, nice make and shape about her, ample neck everything just spot on for her age.  Her head is a delight, lovely moulding, well placed stop and eye placement with good ear carriage all giving the most delightful expression.  A tad unsettled on the move to start with but quickly got into her stride and in the challenge was so settled I could not resist her for BPB.
2nd Miles Milesend Gold Blend
Another lovely puppy  unfortunate to meet 1. Typical of this kennel, head handles well soft expression coming from good eye and ear placement giving the desired expression. Standing shows her lovely shape and outline, sweep over the loin.  Clean in head, flat skull, soft expression, lovely bone, showed well and moved out well.
3. Aaron Sendora To Be Sensational

PUPPY BITCH 4 Entries (2 Absent)
1st Forster-Cooper Sheltysham Merry Maid
Delightful sweet s/w.  Feminine head, with lovely expression. Has a  lovely elegant shape about her, plenty reach of neck, good angulation front and rear.  Moved OK,  with long low carried tail, just needs a bit more practice and perhaps a tad more weight to fill her frame.
2nd Saunders Tachnamadra Button Moon At Fernfrey
Tri who has a little more bone than 1 but is not heavy at all.  In good coat and condition, nicely moulded foreface, good underjaw,  pleasing expression, reach of neck, she has good ear carriage and uses them all the time. Moved out well on neat feet, correct tail carriage

JUNIOR BITCH 1 Entry (1 Absent)

NOVICE BITCH 5 Entries (2 Absent)
1st Forster-Cooper  Sheltysham Idyll
Preferred the head on this little 11 month old bitch. Ultra feminine in head and expression.  Lovely reach of neck and very shapely with good front and rear angles.. She is good on the move once she has settled, I would like a little more weight to fill her frame.
2nd Miles  Milesend Goldspun
Pale s/w for me she was a little plainer in head and expression than 1.  Good substance, shape and style about her with lovely neat feet. Moved out well, perhaps a little wide in front.
3rd Cheal Carolelen Call My Bluff

UNDERGRADUATE BITCH 4 Entries
1st Miles  Milesend Moondancer
Tri whom I found rather delightful.  Spot on for size, bone and substance , standing on lovely neat feet. Head handles so well, good moulded forface, correct stop placement, sweet eye and expression, good ear carriage and showed well. When asked to move did so with  good forward reach and strong little hocks, one I will watch out for in the future.
2nd Fransham  Shelcrest Night Sky
Another shapely tri.  Well moulded face, eye not quite as sweet in expression as 1, neat ear carriage used well. She has a lovely shape about her being well balanced throughout which  all showed in her good movement.
3rd Kennedy  Oakcroft Aurora Dream At Donbeley

POST GRADUATE BITCH (7 Entries) (2 Absent)
1st Hateleys  Mohnesee Enchanted
Ultra femine bitch, standing shows off her lovely shape and outline. Classic head  so feminine and clean, nice moulding to forface, clean in stop and flat skull, ears on top of her head all the time, leading in to a good reach of neck, good front angulation, lovely length of back with rise over the loin, good rear angulation, short hocks and neat feet.  On the move she did not disappoint, strong rear action, her front was good although I would not like her any heavier over the shoulders. In wonderful coat, condition and beautifully presented. BB and BIS
2nd Rennison  Kayla Kiss Ze Shetlandu By Zaniah (CZE IMP)
Elegant Bi Blue who is the most wonderful show girl. To be honest I have seen but never handled a Bi Blue and when looking past all the freckles on her face she has a lovely sheltie head.  Rounded muzzle, clean in stop, clean cheeks and flat skull topped with lovely neat ears which she uses all the time.  Her colour is lovely and although not overcoated this showed  off her great reach of neck, good front angulation and upper arm, length of back and good bend of stifle .  She moved out very well on a lovely loose lead.
3rd Withers  Neraklee Naomi at Stanydale

LIMIT BITCH (4 Entries) (2 Absent)
Two lovely bitches indeed
1st French  Lindfern Bee Enchanted JW
And enchanted I was.  Well this breeder certainly has a lovely type indeed, a delightful 8yr old bitch of such elegance and so feminine.  Classic head, good stop, moulding, eye placement all giving that desired sweet expression and all held on good reach of neck into good shoulders and front angulation… nice spring of rib , length of back and rise over the loin.  Moving out well fore and aft on short hocks with correct tail carriage.  A pleasure to award her RBB and BVIS
2nd Forster-Cooper  Sheltysham Midnight Lady
A very shapely tri bitch built on elegant lines throughout with  good angulation and construction. Sweet head and expression, uses her ears to advantage.  Moved round the ring with free flowing stride with correct tail carriage.

OPEN BITCH  (4 Entries) 2 (Absent)
1st Thornley & Withers  Mitchfields Fashion Girl At Felthorn
Balanced blue in good coat and condition.  Feminine head, clean in stop, flat skull and sweet expression uses her ears well .  Standing shows her lovely outline, has lovely confirmation enabling her to move very well round the ring with good reach and drive. Lovely show girl .
2nd Rennison Esterbon Bi Stormto Zaniah
Very energetic Black and white.  Standing shows off her glorious shape, good angulation front and rear, in good coat and condition. Clean head , lovely dark eye , neat ears all giving a sweet expression. She can certainly move with good reach in front and drive from behind.  Well handled .

SPECIAL OPEN BITCH (SABLE/WHITE) (4 Entries) (2 Absent)
1st Cheal  Carolelen Call My Bluff
This bitch was placed down the line in previous classes, rather lacking in coat, has just enough bone and  in this class I just preferred her more feminine head and expression and reach of neck/length of back.. Moved well
2nd Eljetia Hot Chocolate of Milesend
This bitch for me I found plainer in head than 1 and not as clean in stop, she can use her ears when she wants to.  Has ample bone and substance, tended to stand underneath herself today, not helping her shape.  Moved out well ..

SPECIAL OPEN BITCH (TRI/BLACK AND WHITE)( 2 Entries)
1ST  Thornley, Thornley & Withers  Mitchfields Cover Girl At Felthorn
Compact tri very attentive and showed well. Feminine head, good ear placement, well filled forface and lovely expression.  Enough neck and good angulation,  has good bone and neat feet. Went well on the move with good length of stride and drive .
2nd Fransham  Shelcrest Night Sky
2nd in Undergraduate Bitch

SPECIAL OPEN BITCH (BLUE MERLE)  (4 Entries) (3 absent)
1st Hoare Briggsview Opalesque
3 in Veteran Bitch

 

judge:Mrs J Margetts

 

 

 

 

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Championship Show 21st November 2021

Dogs

 


Firstly I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to judge at their show and also I would like to thank my two stewards, Jackie and Sheila, who kept things flowing throughout the day. My co judge, Miss P. Forster-Cooper, and I were in complete agreement with the final placings.
Veteran (3,1)
1. Rutterford: Ch. Kelgrove Just Blue at Stormhead JW ShCM – Moved effortlessly round the ring as his superb construction would suggest. Lovely depth of chest and well-muscled throughout. Hard to believe he is coming up for 11 years of age. BVD & BVIS
2. Fransham: Jontygray Gilt Edged for Franmead JW ShCM – Good shoulders and rear angulation. Showed well but lacking coat today.
Minor Puppy (8,0)
1. Robinson: Lavika’s The Winter Soldier - A well-constructed 7 month s/w with good depth of chest, level topline and gentle sweep over the croup. Moved out with drive round the ring. BPD
2. Hateley: Valmay The Viceroy - This 8 month s/w youngster had well laid back shoulders and good rear angulation. He had a flat skull, and dark almond shaped eyes giving him a sweet expression. Just seemed unsettled today.
3. Stafford: Rannerdale The Lady Killer
Puppy (4,0)
1. Sutherland: Shelcrest Winter Solstice – Beautifully presented with lovely expression. Good length of neck and a good depth of chest. Level topline with a graceful sweep over the croup. Moved with drive from the rear, and showed non-stop for his handler.
2. Ayres: Gemette Gone Platinum – A bright b/m had well laid back shoulders with a level topline and a gentle sweep over the loins to a correct low set tail.
3. Winfield: Goldwell Galaxy Star
Junior (3,0)
1. Sunderland: Shelcrest Winter Solstice -
2. Hardy: Sandwick Roadrunner – Very bright blue merle with a full white collar. Lovely expression and neat ears. Good angulation resulting in easy movement. Showed well for his handler.
3. Hoare: Sabema Pina Colada
Yearling (6,1)
1. Robinson: Lavika Deep Blue Ocean - Well laid back shoulders, level topline and the croup gently sloping to a low set tail of good length. Good bend of stifle with well let down hocks. Moved with ease around the ring. RCC
2. Walker: Tooralie Quest – Jet black tricolour with good shoulders and rear angulation and level topline. Moved with drive round the ring.
3. Smee: Wansvale Amiable
Novice (10,1)
1. Sutherland: Shougies Starmaker – Another jet black tri with dark eyes and neat ears which when he used them gave him a lovely expression. Level topline and a gentle sweep over the loins.
2. Miles: Milesend Kingfisher – A bright B/M with well laid back shoulders, level back and a gentle sweep over the loins. Very attentive towards her handler.
3. Hateley: Valmay the Viceroy
Graduate (9,0)
1. Pattison: Kyleburn Hidden Dream - One of the best constructed dogs I went over which was so obvious when he moved. Certainly covered the ground with ease. Lovely flat skull and dark well placed eyes and when he used his ears he had a lovely expression.
2. Lycett: Iliad Isle Of Ewe – Good head with a flat skull, correctly placed almond shaped eyes and neat ears combine to give a sweet but masculine expression.
3. Wither: Mitchfields Dizzee Rascal at Stanydale
Post Graduate (8,1)
1. Thornley/Withers: Felthorn Cover Story – Lovely head and expression with a good underjaw, dark eyes and neat ears which he used nonstop. Angulation both front and rear are good. He has a level topline with a gentle sweep over the loins. Moved effortlessly round the ring.
2. Morrison: Ketim Final Edition – Good expression with dark correctly set eyes and neat, well tipped ears, which he used constantly.
3. Varnom: Milesend Blue Jeans
Limit (8,0)
1. Hull: Mohnesee Dream Date of Lizmark JW - Has a flat skull, with a well-rounded muzzle and good underjaw. His expression is sweet yet masculine. Well laid back shoulders going down to a good depth of chest. Level topline and gentle sweep over the croup.
2. Bastiani/John: Auberswell Ghost Rider - Smooth one piece attractive head, good reach of neck, well angulated both front and rear with a level topline which he kept whilst on the move.
3. French: Lorainian King’s Ransom at Lindfern
Open (3,0)
1. Stafford: Rannerdale Showmaster JW - Correct wedge shaped head with neat ears and dark almond shaped eyes gave this dog a super expression and was carried proudly on a well arched neck. His correct angulations certainly meant he covered the maximum amount of ground with the minimum amount of effort. Lovely depth of chest and lovely long tail. Superbly presented as to be expected from this kennel. CC/BIS
2. Hepburn: Shellamoyed Simply The Best at Leterikhills JW ShCM ShCXE – Well-presented S/W with a balanced head, flat skull and rounded muzzle plus a good underjaw. Well sprung ribs and good depth of chest and gentle sweep over the croup.
3. Moore: Torinska River Romeo for Shetlo
Special Open S/W (5,0)
1. French: Lorainian King’s Ransom at Lindfern – Lovely flat head with correct stop and dark eyes giving a sweet expression. Good shoulders and rear. Level topline with a gentle sweep over the loins.
2. Walker: Tooralie’s Ocho Rios JW– Shaded S/W in lovely condition. Well rounded muzzle, correctly place dark eyes, flat skull and neat ears gives a pleasing expression. Well laid back shoulders and good bend of stifle.
3. Moore: Torinska River Romeo for Shetlo
Special Open Tri (5,0)
1. Reeves: Longrange Mr Darcy at Mceeves – Beautifully presented tri with a jet black coat and rich tan markings. Lovely flat skull and a good underjaw. Forechest and depth of chest were excellent as were the front and rear angulations which showed in his movement.
2. Withers: Ch Stanydale Shot In The Dark JW – Another well-constructed tri which was beautifully presented. Good reach of neck with a level topline which he kept whilst on the move.
3. Sutherland: Shougies Starmaker
Special Open B/M (4,2)
1. Rutterford: Ch. Kelgrove Just Blue at Stormhead JW ShCM -
2. Varnom: Milesend Blue Jeans – Balanced head with a sweet expression and used his ears continuously. Good construction which showed in his movement.

Judge: Lesley Goodwin

 

 

Bitches

Thank you so much for inviting me to judge bitches at the 30th Anniversary Show and to the exhibitors for the wonderful entry
As always a large contrast in shape and sizes, a little disappointing in the fact ,that the best construction was in veterans and older ones and the younger ones where more prone to steep upper arms ,.stuffy necks and short tails ,,very glamorous and pretty looking but lacking frame and movement ,on saying that so pleased with my winners and all exhibits beautifully presented. I agreed with my Co judge Mrs Goodwin That Best in Show The dog CH RANNERDALE THE SHOWMASTER deserved the honour , A stunning dog with presence that certainly was a showman and beautifully constructed and not a hair that didn’t gleam or out of place and his movement a delight to watch

Veteran (11, 1 absent)
1st LUCKY LIASON AT LIANBRAY Mrs F Deveson 11years in lovely shape with easy to feel outline .Well constructed good shoulders and upper arm hence a good length of neck ,level back and well-turned stifles and neat oval feet Sweet expression good ear carriage on a flat skull and well placed dark oval eyes Movement a joy to watch Best Veteran Bitch Reserve Best Veteran in Show
2nd LINDFERN ENCHANTED SUNRISE Mrs L French 10years old another lovely shape and expression enhanced by ears carried well on top of head ,eye not quite the shape of 1 ,well-constructed and good reach of neck and nice length of loin ,level top line and moved well ,feet a little rounder with nice eye and ears ,good shoulders and upper arm which gave a nice length of neck and neatest of feet ,

Minor Puppy Bitch (7 1 absent)
1st VALMAY IN VOGUE Mr G & Mrs V James Beautiful baby ,lovely head and expression a little bum high at present Very loose in front on the move but been a difficult year.
2nd OAKCROFT COSMIC FLOWER Mrs V Winfield Up to size I think but what a picture Loved her overall shape Enchanting expression . Great shoulders and upper arm chest will deepen in time Lovely turn of stifle and sweep over loin Nice feet and decent length of tail another so very loose in front on the move
Puppy Bitch (4, 1 absent)
1st RANNERDALE QUEEN OF THE DARK NAF Miss C.Stafford Lovely head and expression good stop with well placed eye ,Ears well placed and alert to handler Well boned but not stuffy. Shoulders well placed and good upper arm nice width and depth of chest ,and good length of neck .nice turn of stifle and tail placement Movement needs to settle especially in front Best Bitch Puppy and Best Puppy IN Show .
2nd TACHNAMADRA BUTTON MOON AT FERNFREY Mrs I Saunders Nice head and planes would prefer a little more underjaw and slightly smaller eye, shoulders ok and a nice body with good turn of stifle .Front movement a little wide at present .
Junior (5)
1st LAVIKA LUCID DREAMS Miss K Robinson Very pretty baby Lovely flat head expression enhanced by a good eye and well carried ears shoulders good prefer touch more angle on upper arm. Well sprung ribs and good length of loin Very good turn of stifle neat oval feet Moved very well holding top line but standing a bit baby bum high
2nd MILESEND MOONDANCER Mrs J Miles happy youngster Sweet head and expression that showed well Nice shoulders and upper arm Nice front and decent turn of stifle neat feet and moved well level back
Yearling (5 1 absent)
1st MOHNESEE ENCHANTED Mrs K Hateley Shape and outline of this young lady very eye catching and on going over did not disappoint Lovely head expression Well Placed shoulders and good upper arm giving a grand length of neck with a top line you could place a cup of tea on ,nice turn of stifle neat oval feet which she moved beautifully on
2nd PEPPERHILL JIVE TALKING Mrs S & Miss S Taylor Good head planes and nice expression shorter than 1 well sprung ribs and good turn of stifle Neat feet and moved well
Novice (9 1 absent)
1st MOHNESEE ENCHANTED Mrs K Hateley
2nd PEPPERHILL JIVE TALKING Mrs S & Miss S Daniels & Taylor
Graduate (9)
1st LAVIKA STAR BABE Mrs s Robinson Nice head and expression a little more underjaw would have made perfection Nicely made with good bone Well sprung ribs good length of loin and nicely turned stifles Neat oval feet and becoming sweep over rump and well-set tail Moved well
2nd VALDOSTA DARE TO DREAM OF SAVENDIE Miss L Mettan-Ure An attractive shaped lady with nice expression. Though would prefer a smaller eye Shoulders good level top line. A slightly more turn of stifle would enhance. Neat feet and moved well
Post Graduate (10 1 absent)
1st ALEANDR HONEY FAY OF MILESEND Imp Rus Mrs J Miles Well boned and beautifully constructed Great head and expression lovely length of neck on well-placed shoulders nice depth of chest with well sprung ribs giving a level back on and off the move. Good turn of stifle and well-placed tail gave a nice sweep over loin Moved very well
2nd KETIM FUTURE EDITION Mrs R Morrison Another attractive shapely lady handling did not disappoint. Lovely head and expression with good eye and well placed and used ears, good shoulders and upper arm gave a nice length of neck Turn of stifle good with enhancing sweep over rump moved well
Limit (11 2 absent )
1st VALDOSTA TRI YA LUCK Miss A Mitchell Lovely shape and construction Nice head and expression with well shaped eye Well carried and used ears on a flat skull top of long neck that sat in well placed shoulders Level top line held on the move Nice turn of stifle and well placed tail Good bone and neat feet. Super mover
2nd ILIAD ISLA WISHES Mrs J & Miss A Lycett An attractive bitch that is a little longer in muzzle than 1 Good eye and expression and lovely flat skull. Good length of neck leading to well-placed shoulders and good upper arm. Well sprung ribs and nice length of loin Level top line and tail set good Moved well
Open Bitch (7)
1st MITCHFIELDS FASHION GIRL AT FELTHORN Thornley & Withers Mr R & Mrs B & Mrs M Withers An outstandingly constructed young lady presented so beautifully. Good blue well broken up Great head and expression, Nice eye well filled foreface and good underjaw with small well carried ears giving an alert expression Shoulders well placed good upper arm nice front and well sprung ribs nice length of loin Level top line with well-set good length of tail nice turn of stifle and neat feet Moved very well felt she could go for miles Res CC
2nd SANDWICK STAGE SHOW Mrs J Hardy Very nicely made tri well positioned and angled shoulders good neck to flat skull, well carried and used ears and with a lovey eye enhanced expression another with good underjaw . Good front and spring of ribs level back Well bent stifle nicely placed tail giving a pleasant end sweep Moved well
Special Open S/W (9 1 Absent)
1st CH RANNERDALE QUEEN O` THE NORTH Miss C Stafford Well made extremely striking and shorter lady with level back and good bone Sweet expression Stifle ok and tail set but would like more of a sweep over loin Moved Well
2nd MILESEND MEGAN Mrs J Miles .Loved her outline Good head and expression Good shoulders and front neat feet Level topline Good bend of stifle lovely sweep ver rump Unfortunately rather flighty to day and therefore movement erratic at times
Special open Tricolour B/W (4 1absent)
1st CH DIPPERSMOOR JOIE DE VIVRE AT SANDWICK Mrs J Hardy A more maternal looking lady with appealing expression from well-placed eyes good stop well filled foreface and underjaw, good shoulders and neck with well sprung ribs from level top line , good bone Lovely coat and moved well
2nd LAVIKA SPRING QUEEN Miss K Robinson Well-muscled young lady with good attentive expression nice front well sprung ribs level topline ,Feet a little round Moved ok
Special Blue merle (6 4Absent )
1st CH BLUE PANDA AMONG CLEMWOOD Hardman & Simpson Mrs J & Mrs L 2year old beautifully marked blue merle of lovely size and shape Sweet expression from brown eyes Small well placed and used ears Good length of neck going into well placed shoulders with good upper arm and nice front, level back good length of loin and nice turn of stifle Well set low tail of good length and neat feet and moved very well Bitch CC and Res B.I.S
2nd LIRREN BLUE GAMBLE AT DONBELEY Miss R Kennedy a slightly taller lady that was well made with one of the longest tails Head and expression nice shoulders ok Level top line and moved ok


Penny Forster-Cooper

Sheltysham

 
EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Open Show 1st August 2021

Critique

 

Thank you for inviting me to judge I loved every minute of the day. I was apprehensive prior to the show,  as I had not been to a show for over  16 months. I need not have worried as everything went like clockwork. Something to watch for in the breed is poor fronts, a few I came across lacked forechest and depth of chest, the engine of any breed.
A few who looked lovely standing were not placed as they showed poor hind movement and some were out at the elbow, having said that I was pleased with the overall entry.

 

DOGS:


   VETERAN DOG
Hoare’s Briggsview Gambling man, stood alone. Blue Merle in excellent condition carrying a good coat of correct texture. Well up to size showing a good outline, Pleasing head and kind expression, BEST VETERAN IN SHOW.
      MINOR PUPPY DOG  2 (1)
1st  Saunders’ Sendora Sweet Bramble, also stood alone, A tricolour at his first show and
      Loving every minute of his day out, shows a lovely outline, liked his head & expression 
      when he settles to the job in hand should have a bright future.
      PUPPY DOG 3
1st   Miles’, Milesend Kingfisher, Blue Merle, A young dog who will have a lot to offer the
       breed. Super outline, well constructed throughout and carrying a harsh well fitting jacket
      of good colour. Head of correct balance showing a lovely expression coming from the
       correct ear and eye placement. Very sound, moved with drive .Went on to win the
      BEST OPPOSITE SEX PUPPY IN SHOW.
2nd  Sorockyj and Haines’ Padawan Mandalorian. S/W of lovely type he has a beautiful head
       A good muzzle and underjaw. Standing looked a picture but tends to toe in on the move.
     JUNIOR DOG 4 (1)
1st   Hateley’s Mohnesee Mr Bobby Black, What a star. Stunning, he stood out standing there
       showing a picture of health and vitality, coat of correct texture, gleaming black and his
       tan markings so well defined.  Excellent top line with gentle sweep over the loins so often
       lacking in the breed, superb front, deep chest with plenty of heart room. Correct bone
       and tight well padded feet. His head handles well with the right amount of stop and his
       eye and ear placement are spot on. BEST DOG AND RES BEST IN SHOW, AND BEST
       OPPOSITE SEX  IN SHOW.
2nd   Fitzwater’s. Tasiti Cody Avec Fleurdemai. S/W smart young dog in excellent coat and
        condition, not quite so mature in body yet, but shows a good outline, needs to fill in
        fore chest and correct his hind movement.
3rd    Hoare’s Sabema Pina Colada.
        NOVICE 5
1st     Hateley’s Mohnesee Mr Bobby Black (SEEN DOG)
2nd    Durrant’s Borderpride Viva Las Vegas at Lodurr. Well turned out tricolour, clean head
         neat ears and lovely expression. Well constructed with good neck and shoulder, carries
         a good top line, strong well muscled hindquarters. Gave a good performance moving.
3rd    Sorockyj & Haine’s Padawan Mandalorian
         UNDERGRADUATE 3 (1)
1st     Withers’ & Thornley’s Felthorn Cover Story, Very sound in all departments, has correct
         head and expression, good muzzle and under jaw.  Correct length of neck and lay back
        of shoulder Good top line with gentle sweep over the loin. Well muscled hindquarters,
         strong hocks which showed up in his excellent movement.
2nd    Sorockyj & Haine’s Padawan Mandalorian. Not the outline of winner, but has clean head and kind.
         expression, presented well, movement could be better. 2nd in Puppy Dog
        POST GRADUATE  Absent.

 

          LIMIT DOG  4  (2)
1st     Hull’s Mohnesee’s Dream Date at Lizmark JW Rich S/W who instantly pleased for his
         overall balance throughout. Well constructed, excellent front, deep chest and well
        sprung rib, sound well angulated hindquarters enabled him to give good ground cover.
         Loved his head pattern and dreamy expression. RESERVE BEST DOG.
2nd    Clarke’s Ruscombe A Moment In Time. B/M shown in excellent coat and condition. 
        Although pleasing in head and expression ears are rather flighty, needs more front
        and his movement lets him down.
        OPEN DOG 1
1st    Forster Parish’s  Milesend Blue Raider at Lowick,B/M  lovely head and eye, good neck
        and correct shoulder placement. Good front, good depth of chest and well sprung rib.
        Excellent bone and very neat well padded feet. Sound well angulated hindquarters
        showing good ground cover.
        SPECIAL OPEN S/W 1
1st    Hoare’s Sabema Pina Colada. Was 3rd in Junior, pleasing head and expression, shown in
         good coat and condition. Moves close behind and front movement toes in.
        SPECIAL TRICOLOUR/BLACK & WHITE. 3
1ST   Withers’, Ch Stanydale Shot in The Dark. Striking tricolour shown in good form.
          coming up seven and can still show some how to move. Head a little strong for me.
          Well balanced throughout showing neat ears and good expression, well balanced neck
         and shoulder placement, good turn of stifle and strong hocks, moved out very well.
         SPECIAL BLUE MERLE 0

 

BITCHES:


         VETERAN BITCH  5 (1)
1st     Hoare’s Briggsview Opalesque well balanced head and foreface with good under jaw.
        Lovely expression, excellent front, well sprung ribs, good depth of chest.  Good turn
        of stifle, neat well padded feet enabled her to move out well. BEST VETERAN BITCH
2nd   Sendall’s Sendora Waltzime. Very elegant and feminine tricolour, pretty head, beautiful
        expression coming from correct ear and eye placement. Very alert and attentive, she
       showed off her qualities well, very sound on the move.
3rd   Hounsell’s Stardust Girl at Cearthall.

        PUPPY BITCH  2
1st     Hateley’s Lizmark Lullaby Moon Over Mohnesee. Blue of good colour showing a well
        balanced outline, pretty head and expression, neat ears, good neck and shoulder leading
        into good top line. Showed her socks off and moved out well giving good ground cover
        BEST PUPPY IN SHOW.
2nd   Miles, Milesend Goldspun, S/W very sound in all departments, loved her beautiful
        expression, head handles well with correct stop, and for one so young a well filled muzzle
      and good under jaw, neck and shoulder placement correct leading to a firm top line.
       Very sound on the move,
       JUNIOR BITCH 3 (1)
1st    Peter’s Tasiti Sweet But Psycho (what a strange name)  Nice type, head rather long in 
        fore face, good body lines, and shown in good coat and condition, I think the handler
        needs more experience to bring out the best of her on the move.
2nd   Proctor’s  Sandyvalley Heart Of Gold. Rather fine boned throughout, at 13 months
       would have expected more substance throughout, Head is too fine spoiling expression.
      Rather upright in upper arm affecting her movement.

 

 
        NOVICE BITCH  8 (1)
1st    Hateley’s Lizmark Lullaby Moon over Mohnesee (seen )
2nd    Hounsell’s, Myter Made Of Magic, Blue Merle, excellent colour and coat texture.
        Pleasing head, eye and expression. Good length of neck, well placed upper arm and
        good lay back of shoulder,  well angulated hindquarters, moved out well.
3rd   Tomlinson,s Fenstyle Summer Breeze.
        UNDERGRADUATE BITCH 4
1st    Fransham’s, Shelcrest Night Sky. Tricolour, coat gleaming, a really fit and healthy bitch,
        good head and expression, well filled muzzle and good under jaw. neat ears, correct neck    
         and shoulder, good top line. Very sound on the move. RES BEST BITCH.
2nd   Hull’s Mohensee Queen Of Diamonds of Lizmark B/m rather reluctant show girl.
        Not making the best of what she had to offer. Overall a lovely type, coat of good colour
        and correct  texture. Head handles well and she has the desired expression we look
       for in this breed. She can move when she wants to, probably missing her dad.
3r    Hounsell’s Myter Made Of Magic.
        POST GRADUATE BITCH 3 (1)
1st    Withers’, Neraklee Naomi at Stanydale. Tricolour, what a cracker of a bitch, looking
        a picture of health and vitality, loved her head, excellent back skull, beautiful expression,
        super front, good depth of chest and well sprung rib. Perfect top line with gentle sweep
        over the loin, sound well angulated hindquarters and spot on movement.
2nd   Norris, Clanavon Love In A Mist. S/W full of quality, Super well balanced head, lovely
         expression. shows a good outline standing, super coat presented so well, could do
         with more reach on the move.
        LIMIT BITCH  3 (1)
1st    Thornley & Withers’. Mitchfields Fashion Girl at Felthorn. B/M What I was looking for
         in the breed, elegance with workman like ability. Well balanced head, good ear and eye
      placement, strong neck and shoulder, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs. Correct
        height to length ratio, standing on well boned legs and neat well padded feet. She moved
        with drive giving good ground cover, I was pleased to award her BEST IN SHOW.
2nd    Sendall’s Sendora Songbird. B/M actually a better colour, I found her head slightly long
         but she had lovely expression, good neck and shoulder, and very sound throughout,
       OPEN BITCH  2 (1)
1st     Miles’ Milesend Megan. Very feminine, S/W lovely head, super expression that comes
         from lovely dark well shaped eyes. Super front, good depth of chest and good ribs,
         construction is excellent throughout and this showed in her movement, flowing with
         easy stride giving good ground cover,
         SPECIAL OPEN S/W BITCH   5 (2)
1st     Withers’ Stanydale Luck Be A lady, Lovely outline on this bitch elegant but workmanlike
         she has well balanced head with neat ears and lovely dark eyes of desired expression.
         Excellent front, good bone and well padded feet. So sound on the move,
2nd     Hardin’s Sheltysham Medley Of Gold AW(s)R6 EX, was 4th in novice. Nice type has a
         good front, deep chest and well sprung ribs,  let down on the move.
SPECIAL TRICOLOUR & BLACK/WHITE BITCH   2
1st      Fransham’s Shelcrest Night Sky     (seen bitch )
2nd     Sendall’s, Sendora Waltzime.                 “
SPECIAL BLUE MERLE BITCH    
1st     Hounsell’s, Myter Made Of Magic. (seen bitch )
2nd    Sendall’s Sendora Songbird.
3rd     Stardust Girl at Cearthall

                

JUDGE STELLA CLARK 

 
EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Championship Show 26th June 2021

Dogs

 

Many thanks to the club for the invitation to judge dogs at their rescheduled 2020 show.
The weather was very hot but the rings were undercover at the Digswell Dobermann training ground with a brand new floor surface which had only apparently been completed the day before and which both dogs and handlers seemed to like. Thanks to my stewards Ian Isdale and Stuart Gruszka
The entry was very mixed in parts with quite a few compromises having to be made.
My Co judge Marion Withers and I agreed on all the awards with BEST IN SHOW going to HILLHENRY THUNDERSTORM JW who whilst he hadn’t quite got the lovely neck of the BCC winner had the better ear carriage and expression and in the final run off around the ring he moved with drive and purpose just asking for the award whilst the BCC winner BLUE PANDA AMONG CLEMWOOD decided she didn’t really want to perform anymore, but she did enough to clinch RBIS. Best puppy in Show was decided upon solely by the referee, Michael Bray, as the bitch judge was the breeder of the best dog puppy. BPIS went to LAVIKA LUCID DREAMS. BVIS was awarded to CH KELGROVE JUST BLUE AT STORMHEAD JW ShCM.

VETERAN D (1)
1ST CH KELGROVE JUST BLUE AT STORMHEAD JW SH CM, 10 year old blue merle who I awarded his first rcc to as a junior. He has now darkened in colour but having said that , he was in sparkling form today. Super size, beautiful shape, super topline with a soft endearing expression and he never stopped showing his qualities off. He moved so well and accurately today.  A well deserved BVIS

MINOR PUPPY DOG (3)
All were entire
1ST STANYDALE REWRITE THE STARS FOR MALAROC, a very charming 8.5 month old blue baby. Handled well on the table with self assurance.  Correctly set eye with a well filled foreface and a sweet expression.  I liked his size and he has a shapely neck and good bone. Lovely strong rear movement and presented the most balanced picture in this class and was presented to perfection.
2ND SHOUGIES SECRET AGENT FOR FERNHILL, slightly younger tri than the winner. He was a lovely black and he had a lovely bend of stifle but wasn’t as assured as the winner on the move. Couldn’t match his expression and one ear needs to settle. Just needs more time to come together
3RD TORINSKA OVER THE MOON

PUPPY DOG (3,1 abs)
1ST SABEMA PINA COLADA, almost 12 month old golden sable who has a super temperament.  Well up to size and  his ears need to settle. Good bone and depth of chest but movement a bit erratic.
2ND T OVER THE MOON, was 3rd in MPD and almost 9 months. In contrast to the winner this tri was the smaller end of the size scale  and although his head was balanced for his size, it wasn’t the blunt wedge the standard calls for. He was well presented and had a good topline.
JUNIOR DOG (4, 1 abs). A mixed class
1ST LAVIKA DEEP BLUE OCEAN, I liked the size and substance of this handsome looking blue . His blue is good but I would prefer less black markings. Good ears. Not very happy either on the table or floor so his expression was a little worried. Well presented and he moved well enough
2ND SHADOWESS LOCKDOWN HERO , 13 month old sable looking a little more on the leg than the winner and not carrying the coat. Scored over the shapely tri who was third on his better ear set and sweeter expression. Both need to tighten in front
3RD SANDWICK SONGWRITER
YEARLING DOG (4, 1abs ) Another mixed class.
1ST TOORALIES PIE IN THE SKY, striking looking very sound sable who at almost 2 years of age was an easy winner of this class. I liked his size and substance and he was presented very well indeed. A sweeter eye and a little less depth of back skull would make for a sweeter expression but his overall profile and the picture he creates is very nice.
2ND MARSULLA PROPOGANDA, smaller type of tri who was a little heavy in ear compared to the third who was taller and had the longer foreface. He had good bone and substance for his size. Well presented
3RD BORDERPRIDE VIVA LAS VEGAS AT LODURR

NOVICE DOG (7,2 abs) A much better class
1ST KETIM FINAL EDITION, at just turned two this lovely sable was an easy winner of this class. He has the most lovely head and expression coming from his correct eye set and he used his ears to advantage. He presented a lovely balanced picture and moved easily. A  little more time will see him do really well I feel. Superbly presented.
2ND LAVIKA LIFESTYLE, slightly shorter in proportions this sable held his own but couldn’t match the winners cleaner head properties and his slightly wide ear set didn’t give him the expression  to challenge him.
3RD S SONGWRITER

GRADUATE DOG (6, 1abs)
A close decision between the first two
1ST MILESEND BLUE JEANS, 2.5 year old blue merle  who was in excellent condition and presented very well indeed. His coat fitted him well and his blue is good but ideally less black markings would be preferable. He has lovely bone for his size, presenting a balanced picture. A very nice soft expression. 
2ND AVENTURINE BOHEMIA CLASSIC JOINS OAKCROFT (IMP CZE ), delightful sweet expression on this sable and he had the neater ears of the two. He too creates a balanced picture and just need a tad more time to get to his best. Moved well
3RD ILIAD ISLE OF EWE
POST GRADUATE DOG (6) Good class
1ST SHELRIDGE TOASTMASTER, Striking blue merle  who I admired for his size and substance. He moves really well with good drive. Smaller ears would be the ideal. He has a good tailset and topline  was very well presented and handled
2ND ILIAD ISLE DELIGHT, sable gaining his place here on eye and expression over the shapely tri who was third. Nice for size, a good topline and a good mover who was gently handled to get the best from  him. One who needs more time to reach his best.
3RD ALNMAC MIDNIGHT FLYER
LIMIT DOG (4, 1abs ) mixed class
1ST SANSCOTT LIMITED EDITION, 4 year old golden sable who excels in eye set and expression but a flatter back skull would be ideal. Good bone for his size and in good coat. Moved well
2ND CASTLEROSE STAR TURN JW ShCM, 5 year old tri who’s coat was sparkling and excelled in profile shape. Unfortunately today one ear was erratic and I felt he could’ve carried more weight to advantage and this pegged him back in challenging the winner. Moved well.
3rd SHELTYSHAM NUT BOX IN ALNMAC
OPEN DOG (2) 2 very nice dogs
1ST CH/AUST CH HARTLY HOW ABOUT ME FOR MOLSON (IMP AUS), 6 year old pale golden sable. He excels in eye set and expression which is just melting. Lovely neck flows into level topline giving a super profile shape. I have seen him in better coat and this hilighted his slightly short tail which hasn’t got the benefit of tail hair to camouflage it which his competitors generally have. On the move he went really well and it was  a pleasure to award him the rdcc as I felt his quality and movement fully deserved it.
2ND TOORALIES OCHO RIOS JW, shaded sable in super condition and he too moved really well. Like his younger brother who won yearling I would prefer less depth of back skull as the slightly larger ears and eye set mean he couldn’t challenge the expression of the winner. Presented superbly
SABLE AND WHITE DOG (4). Quality dogs but all different
1ST CH MALAROC MYSTERY WRITER JW,  full coated 6 year old who is a lovely size and excels in head and expression having the sweetest of eye which is correctly placed and neatest of ears.  Good bone and substance with depth of chest and topline to match.  Drove well from behind.
2ND LAVIKA LUSH LIFE JW, shapely sable who was presented and handled to get the best out of him. Used his neck well which placed him over the limit winner who was third but not the eye or expression of the winner. Moved well enough
3RD S LIMITED EDITION
TRICOLOUR DOG (3, 1 abs )
1ST HILLHENRY THUNDERSTORM JW, the star of the day. At 6 years old this boy must be looking his best. He is a good size , good depth of chest and bone. All creating a balanced picture.  His head  is balanced with the neatest of ears, rich tan  markings and a good eye all combine to present the full picture. He was indeed presented in excellent form and moved with an assurance today that clinched him the DCC his third and with it BEST IN SHOW which was fully agreed upon.
2ND M PROPOGANDA , 2nd in yearling dog
BLUE MERLE DOG (4) a good class
1ST CH K JUST BLUE AT S, veteran winner.
2nd PEPPERHILL CRUISE CONTROL, 5 year old blue who has the clearer than the winner but couldn’t match him on the day when comparing ears and expression. He moved out really well with a freedom that was good to see. Presented so well.
3RD M BLUE JEANS, graduate winner unlucky to meet the two mature boys on the day


Judge Kay Hateley

 

Bitches

 

I would like to express my grateful appreciation to the committee who worked so hard to run this first breed club show after lockdown. We were blessed with perfect weather, the venue was ideal and there was a very happy and relaxed atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and was delighted with the entry, with quality right along the line up in most classes. I had eagerly anticipated seeing some new exhibits after so long without shows, and was not disappointed. There were some beautiful bitches in the challenge, and more than one could have gone home with a CC as I was spoilt for choice. Thank you all for bringing them. My co-judge and I agreed on the final decisions, with the referee only having to officiate for the puppies because I had bred the Best Puppy Dog.

 

Veteran (9 entries, 2 absent)
A lovely class, Shelties just get better with age!
1st           Gruszkas’ Samphrey Shades Of Blue ShCM VW
Shapely b/m with dark almond shaped eye, nicely tipped ears, flat skull, well filled foreface, all combining to give a sweet expression. Good reach of neck, balanced angulation at both ends, straight front with strong flexible pasterns, level topline, long tail. Shown in good coat which is nicely marked, though it has darkened with age.
2nd          Mitchell’s Sendora One For The Road
Another b/m with a lovely outline. Pleasing head with well carried ears, rounded muzzle, flat skull, dark eye. Long well arched neck, good depth of chest, level topline, good bend of stifle, well let down hocks, long tail. Very sound on the move from all angles. A close decision but just felt 1st had the slightly sweeter eye.
3rd          Main’s Shenachie Flakey Dove

Minor Puppy (2,1)
1st           Edwards’ Castlerose True Colours
B/m of nice make and shape and beautiful colour.  She still needs to fill in foreface but she has very dark eyes, well carried ears, and parallel planes of skull to muzzle. Long neck, good layback of shoulder and length of upper arm, level topline and graceful sweep over croup, good bend of stifle and well let down hocks. Being a lockdown baby she was not very settled on the table but went well when asked to move, and showed well on the floor.
2nd          Holmes’ Alnmac Total Eclipse
Tricolour, of nice size with plenty of substance. She has a sweet expression with small well carried ears and a nicely rounded foreface, but is slightly deep in stop and her eye could be more almond shaped. Not the reach of neck of 1st, but her angulation is balanced, and she has a level topline, good bend of stifle, and long enough tail. She too was a little anxious on the table, but moved OK once she had a chance to settle on the floor.

Puppy (6,1)
1st           Robinson’s Lavika Lucid Dreams Res CC, BPIS
Charming b/m of perfect size and substance. Pretty head with small well carried ears, very dark almond shaped obliquely set eyes, balanced head with parallel planes though still needs to clear in stop, nicely rounded muzzle. Well arched neck enhanced by a white collar. Correctly angulated forequarters and stood foursquare with front feet under the withers, straight front with strong bone and flexible pasterns, level topline and graceful sweep over loins, good bend of stifle, well let down hocks, moved with drive and good reach in profile.
2nd          Mitchell’s Valdosta Enable
Shaded sable of correct size. Dark well shaped eye, neatly tipped ears, flat skull and rounded muzzle give her a sweet expression. Straight front, level topline, good bend of stifle and well let down hocks. Not the forehand angulation of 1st and I would prefer more reach of neck, but she is balanced at both ends so moved well.
3rd          Raaff’s Molson Miss Congeniality for Stormraven

Junior (5,0)
1st           Riding’s Achor’s Surprise Orisa for Torinska (Imp Che)
Pretty s/w of correct size, short of body coat which showed off her graceful outline. Her head is balanced with parallel planes though her stop still needs to clear a shade, flat skull, nicely tipped ears and obliquely set eye, giving a sweet expression. Enough reach of neck, level topline, lovely sweep over croup into low set tail. Moved very well.
2nd          Walker’s Tooralie Ragpicker’s Dream
Nicely made b/m, still a puppy and well up to size for her age. She has a dark almond shaped eye, well carried ears, flat skull, parallel planes, good underjaw and a nicely rounded muzzle. Good reach of neck, level topline, nice sweep over croup, good depth of chest, straight front, well let down hocks. Her colour is not her fortune as the blue is heavily tinged with tan, and for me she lacked femininity, but she is very sound on the move.
3rd          Moore’s Natara Sparkling Lady

Yearling (5,1)
1st           Twine’s Shelleary Dreamer
Eye catching shaded s/w with a wide white blaze. Her head is beautifully moulded with smooth cheeks, rounded muzzle, flat skull, perfectly tipped ears carried alertly, and obliquely set dark almond shaped eyes, giving a sweet expression. Long well arched neck, correct layback of shoulder and length of upper arm, straight front with strong bone and flexible pasterns, level topline, good bend of stifle, well let down hocks and long tail. On the move her sound construction is evident.
2nd          Achor’s Surprise Orisa for Torinska
3rd          Hounsell’s Myter Made Of Magic

Novice (13,1)
1st           Simpson & Hardman’s Blue Panda among Clemwood, CC, BOS, RBIS
Beautifully coloured b/m with instant appeal. Her head proportions are correct with parallel planes and the desired slight but definite stop, flat skull, nicely rounded foreface with good underjaw, neat ears which she used all the time, and obliquely set dark eyes, all combining to give the sweetest of expressions. She is of ideal size and substance, with a muscular well arched neck giving her a proud head carriage, textbook shoulder and hind angulation, straight front, flexible pasterns, level topline, pretty sweep over croup, long tail. Presented in lovely coat and condition and a pleasure to watch on the move. I would gladly have taken her home!
2nd          Morrison’s Ketim Future Edition
Shaded s/w, nice for size with a pleasing outline. Her head is balanced with a rounded muzzle, good underjaw, correct stop, flat skull, neat well carried ears, and good eye shape and placement, giving a sweet expression. She has a good reach of neck, balanced front and hind angulation, good depth of chest, level topline, long low set tail. She moved very well from all angles.
3rd          Walley’s Sandwick Showgirl

Graduate (12,2)
1st           Bray’s Lianbray Laced With Gold
G/s with a charming expression. Her head handles well with parallel planes, flat skull and a slight but definite stop, very dark almond shaped eye, and neatly tipped ears, used all the time. Nicely arched neck enhanced by a white collar, good shoulder angulation, enough substance for her ideal size, level topline, graceful sweep over loins, long tail, good bend of stifle, and well let down hocks. Moved very well from all angles. Shown in profuse coat of good texture.
2nd          Mettan-Ure’s Valdosta Dare To Dream of Savendie
Good coloured b/m, who has matured well during the lockdown break. Correct balance of skull to muzzle with parallel planes, enough stop, good underjaw, well filled foreface, obliquely set almond shaped eye, her ears could be carried a little tighter, but she has an appealing expression. I liked her shape with a super reach of neck, good shoulder angulation, level topline, good bend of stifle, long tail. Moved with good reach and drive.
3rd          Hill’s Molson Movie Star

Postgraduate (8,0)
1st           Robinson’s Lavika Spring Queen JW
Tri of perfect size and substance. Her head is balanced with a flat skull, correctly placed stop, rounded muzzle, good eye shape and placement and well carried ears. Nicely arched neck, well angulated forequarters, good depth of chest, straight front with strong bone, level topline, good bend of stifle, well let down hocks. Immaculately presented and shown as always from this kennel, moved very well.
2nd          Shelleary Dreamer
3rd          Norris’ Clanavon Love In A Mist

Limit (10,1)
1st           Hill’s Molson Moneypenny
Shapely s/w with a lovely outline and enough substance for her ideal size. Pleasing head properties with perfect balance of skull to muzzle, well filled foreface, good underjaw, correct stop, neat well carried ears, and dark almond shaped eye giving a melting expression. A white collar enhances her good reach of neck, balanced angulation, level topline, sloping croup into low set tail. She moved as soundly as her construction would suggest. Her litter sister was 3rd in a good graduate class, and similar remarks apply to both bitches, but Moneypenny had the coat to complete the picture.
2nd          Hardman’s Seavall Taran
Tri in gleaming coat and condition, looks as though she could do a day’s work. Very sweet head with smooth cheeks, well placed stop, flat skull, dark eye and good ear carriage. Super shape, long well arched neck, very good layback of shoulder and length of upper arm, straight front with strong bone, flexible pasterns, level topline, graceful sweep over loins, good bend of stifle, well let down hocks. Moved very well and I was really splitting hairs when making my placings, I just felt 1st had the slightly sweeter eye.
3rd          Dunne’s Japaro I Have A Dream

Open (4,1)
1st           Dunne’s Longrange Ciao Bella Bleu Ir Jun Ch CJW
B/m with great ring presence, perfect for size and substance, very shapely and beautifully presented. Pleasing head with parallel planes, smooth cheeks, correct stop, rounded muzzle, well placed eye and nicely tipped ears.  She has a muscular well arched neck enhanced by a white collar, good layback of shoulder and length of upper arm, complemented by well angulated hindquarters which enabled her to move with good reach and drive.
2nd          Bray’s Shelridge Shantilly Lace at Lianbray JW
Pretty shaded s/w, lovely for size. Very pleasing head with typical Sheltie expression, showing so attentively for her handler. Her angulation is balanced, she has a good depth of chest, level topline, and low set tail. Looked a picture standing, however she let herself down by moving very wide in front.
3rd          Walker’s ZAF Ch Wylwind Glamour Girl

Special Open S/W (5,1)
1st           Shelleary Dreamer
2nd          Main’s Shenachie Lyric Of Light
Shaded s/w built on racy lines. Her head is refined with parallel planes and flat skull, dark well shaped eye and neat ears carried alertly at all times, she perhaps could do with a slightly better defined stop, but this did not detract from her kind expression. She has a super reach of neck, and excellent construction throughout which enabled her to cover the ground with ease. Rather short of coat on the day, but nonetheless a quality bitch.
3rd          Gruzskas’ Samphrey Sea Breeze
Pretty shaded s/w, who is well made, she has a nicely moulded head with well filled foreface, dark well placed eye and perfectly tipped ears. She outmoved her kennelmate and showed her socks off to take BVB. 

Special Open Tricolour, B/W (4,3)
1st           Fransham’s Sheltysham Bedazzle at Franmead JW
Alone but worthy of her placing. Her head is balanced with parallel planes, flat skull, well filled foreface, dark almond shaped eye, neat well carried ears, good underjaw, a shade deep in stop, but has a sweet expression.  Nice make and shape with strong bone, and her angulation is balanced at both ends so she moved well. Not in her best jacket but what she had was jet black and of good texture, and she was an attentive showgirl.
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Special Open B/M (2,1)
1st           Myter Made Of Magic
Well-constructed girl with plenty of substance. Harsh coat of good colour though rather heavily marked with black. Pretty head with a dark well placed eye, neatly tipped ears, flat skull, smooth cheeks and rounded muzzle. Needs more depth of chest as she tends to stand close in front, but she looks good in profile and she moved very soundly.

 

Marion Withers (Judge)

 

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Championship Show 17th November 2019

Dogs

I would like to thank the Club for the invitation to judge. Thanks must go to my two excellent stewards, Afke and Dawn, who kept everything moving efficiently. It was a numerically small entry, but fortunately there were few absentees. Type and quality was somewhat variable and quite a few were longer in the body than ideal. Alas, there were quite a few with dirty teeth. I was very pleased with my class and my main winners. My co-judge, Keith Biswell, and I agreed to award Best in Show & Best Veteran In Show to the bitch, Ch Myter Eye To Eye JW, Reserve Best in Show & Best Opposite Sex to the dog, Shougies Winter Wizard at Neraklee JW, and Best Puppy In Show to the bitch, Philhope Summer Flame. Veteran Dog (5) 1. Goodwin’s Ch Highbrook Hot Heir JW. 8 year old, well balanced shaded sable of correct size who is lovely in outline because of his good front and rear angulation. Nice head and eye, good ear carriage & placement, pleasing expression and moved well. 2. Rutterford’s Evad Whougonnacall at Stormhead ShCM. Another shaded sable, this one 9 years old. Well-made and moved well. Slightly larger and not quite the expression of 1., but well worthy of his placing here. 3. Moore’s Shetlo Pocket Rainbow.

Minor Puppy Dog (1, 1abs)

Puppy Dog (3, 1abs) Two dogs of very different type in this class 1. Withers’s Mitchfields Dizzee Rascal at Stanydale. Almost 10 month-old blue merle, well-balanced and beautifully constructed with excellent front and rear angulation, good strong bone, correct set and length of tail and presents a lovely shape in outline. He moves with drive and covers the ring with ease. At present, his head is not his fortune; hopefully it will improve. Best Puppy Dog. 2. Lycett’s Iliad Isle Of Ewe. Almost 11 month old sable. Smaller and finer type to 1., but with a pleasing head and eye, good ear carriage and nice expression.

Junior Dog (6) 1. Pattinson’s Kyleburn Hidden Dream. Pleasantly surprised to go over this rather plain shaded sable who is a reluctant show boy. He has a lovely head with a flat skull, correct stop, and when he used his ears, a nice expression. Good for size, excellent front and rear angulation, balanced outline with a nice sweep over the loins and the best mover in the class. 2. Winfield’s Aventurine Bohemia Classic joins Oakcroft (Imp Cze). Golden sable with good rear anglulation, ok in outline, but would prefer a slightly longer leg to achieve the correct balance. Very nice head with pleasing eye and expression. Moved ok. 3. John’s Jolex Silver Sixpence with Cadlyn

Yearling Dog (2) A small but lovely class, splitting hairs between these two and a pity they had to meet in the class. 1. Goodwin’s Highbrook Hobnob JW. Attractive, but plain sable dog that I have admired from outside the ring. He is lovely in outline with a good length of neck, correct ratio of height to length and moves very well. He has a lovely expression resulting from his sweet eye and ear carriage. A welldeserved Reserve Dog CC. 2. French’s Lindfern Light Sabre JW. Glamourous golden sable with sweet expression produced by a well-moulded foreface, neat ears and correct almond-shaped eye. A little longer in the body than ideal, but nevertheless an appealing overall picture. Shown and moved well. Novice Dog (4, 1 abs) 1. Wither’s Mitchfields Dizzee Rascal at Stanydale. 2. Lycett’s Iliad Isle Of Ewe. 3. Varnom’s Milesend Blue Jeans.

Graduate Dog (6) 1. Robinson’s Alnmac Midnight Flyer. Nicely presented glamorous tricolour of good size. Another that could have benefitted from slightly longer legs to achieve balance. Good front and rear angulation, nice expression and moved well. 2. Moore’s Torinska River Romeo for Shetlo. Such a shame that this attractive golden sable is not a little smaller. He was one of the best constructed dogs here today and moved with drive. He has a pleasing balanced outline resulting from the correct front & rear angulation, a well-arched neck and correct tail placement. A classic head and expression with everything in proportion. 3. Miles’s Keycharm Gold Standard of Milesend.

Post Graduate Dog (5) 1. Daniels & Taylor’s Pepperhill Cruise Control. Attractive blue-merle dog, so pleasing to see in outline. A well-proportioned head carried on a good length of neck with good construction all round. Correct almond-shaped eye, neat ears and good expression. Needs to be moved a trifle quicker to see him at his best. 2. Varnom’s Milesend Morning Time. Sable dog with a nice expression and overall look. Wellpresented and handled and deserved his placing. 3. Lee’s Willowthorn’s Trushka

Limit Dog (10) This was a quality class where the minor placings could have changed on another day. 1. Durant’s Shougies Winter Wizard at Neraklee JW. Well-constructed blue merle dog of elegant proportions and good colour. Excellent angulation, correct length and arch of neck, giving that classic Sheltie outline. Nice head with a flat skull, correct stop and neat ears. I would prefer darker eyes, but they did not detract from his overall quality. Moved effortlessly with drive. Proud to award him the Dog CC and Reserve Best In Show. 2. Pierce’s Philhope Buzzword. A lovely shaded-sable dog with a very sweet head and expression and another quality dog. Good length of neck, overall in correct proportion and presenting a nice picture. Moved well and challenged strongly for the reserve CC. 3. Riding’s Achor’s Surprise Percy Polaris for Torinska (Imp Che)

Open Dog (6, 2 abs) 1. Rutterford’s Ch Kelgrove Just Blue at Stormhead JW ShCM. Well know blue-merle veteran that I have admired from the ringside, but never handled. Hard to believe he is 8 years old as he still presents a lovely outline and could give some of the youngsters lessons in movement. He has a sweet expression, is nicely made. Another who challenged strongly for the reserve CC and was a worthy Best Veteran Dog. 2. Riding’s Achor’s Surprise Percy Polaris for Torinska (Imp Che). Third in Limit, this attractive bluemerle dog is of good colour with the correct markings. He has a nice head and expression and presents a pleasing overall appearance. He behaved beautifully on the move today, showing his qualities and well deserved his placings. 3. John’s Jolex Gadno Arian with Cadlyn

Special Open Dog (Sable & White) (2) 1. Robinson’s Ch Lavika Luminary JW. Beautifully presented & handled sable dog with a sweet expression, although would prefer a stronger underjaw. Good front and rear angulation, sufficient length of neck and tail, strong bone, neat feet, level topline, nice overall picture, moved well. 2. Rutterford’s Evad Whougonnacall at Stormhead ShCM.

Special Open Dog (Tricolour, B/W) (1, 1 abs)

Special Open Dog (Blue Merle) (5) 1. Rutterford’s Ch Kelgrove Just Blue at Stormhead JW ShCM. 2. Daniels & Taylor’s Pepperhill Cruise Control. 3. John’s Jolex Gadno Arian with Cadlyn.

 

Stuart Gruszka Judge

 

Bitches

I would like to thank the club for the invitation to judge their championship show, I would also thank the exhibitors for the opportunity to go over their dogs, most were in good coat, well groomed and presented well.  The standard calls for a flat skull and a feminine head and was lacking in some classes.   Tails on the whole were slightly longer than the last time I judged.  Movement was good overall but some did not seem to have a balanced look when standing. I was very pleased with my final winners and the appreciation of the exhibitors.  The well known Tri bitch was BIS with the agreement of my co judge and the RBIS was awarded purely on maturity.  BPIS was in agreement with my co judge as she is a stunning specimen and no doubt will finish up in the top drawer. Once again I would like to thank you all for your entries and also to my very capable stewards Jean Dimmock and Sheila Stock. 
VB (9) 1. Thomas’ Ch Myter Eye To Eye JW tri this was a lovely class, outstanding bitch in good coat feminine head with flat skull, level plain with right amount of stop and almond eye shape, good ear carriage which she used well giving the required sweet expression, nice arched long neck going into well laid and correct shoulders, good spring of rib, level topline which she kept on the move, good sweep over loin with long tail. Really good angulated stifles.  Moved round the ring with ease and  well presented had no problem giving her the CC and with my co-judges agreement she was best in show and best veteran.  Thank you for bringing her under me.
2. Parkes’ Ch Milesend Gold Token At Eljetia JW s&w another lovely girl in this class pushed hard for top place but on another day had to give way to the first. Pretty feminine head, flat skull, level plains correct eye shape, good bite well rounded muzzle, nice ear carriage well laid back shoulder, nice spring of rib, level topline good sweep over croup, correct angulation front and rear, moved well.  3. Lycett Ch. Shebaville Saucy Secret
MPB (3,1) 1. Pierce’s Philhope Summer Flame s&w, outstanding young lady lovely head with flat skull, level plains correct stop, almond shaped eyes, correct ear carriage which she used well.  Nice rounded muzzle, nice long angulated neck going into well laid shoulders level topline, correct angulation front and rear, long tail moved very well with drive around the ring.  Had more substance than 2nd.  RCC.  2. Robinson’s Lavika Mi Vida s&w, most I have said for 1st applies to this puppy, outstanding young lady, was splitting hairs between these two.  They both will have a good future and change places,  just preferred the outline and substance of 1st on the day. 
PB (6,2) 1. Mettan-Ure’s Valdosta Dare To Dream bm of good blue colour, very pleasing feminine head, flat skull, correct stop and eyes and well rounded muzzle with tight lips and good ear carriage.  Nice length of neck into well laid shoulders, good spring of rib, well angulated front and rear moved really well around the ring. Spot on for size.  2. Robinson’s Lavika Star Babe s&w good size puppy, she has a pretty outline with flat skull and level plains, almond shaped eye, good length of neck well laid back shoulders, level topline, nice sweep over croup, rear angulation good but did not move true on the day. 3. Trueman’s Valdosta Christmas Carol at Carolelen.
JB (4,2) 1. Hickling’s Sheltisha Bell Of The Ball at Natara NAF bm nice head pattern, flat skull, correct eye shape, good stop, well arched long neck, good angulation front and rear, moved round the ring with ease. 2. Daw’s Rossmere Skylark s&w nice head with a flat skull, correct stop, nice long neck, correct angulation front and rear good tail length, just preferred the movement of 1st on the day. YB (5,2) 1. Thornley & Withers’ Mitchfields Fashion Girl at Felthorn bm of pleasing shape with nice head pattern, good stop, flat skull and good shaped almond eye. Level topline with nice sweep over croup, moved well around the ring. 2. Forster-Parish’s Lowick Mistletoe bm feminine head level plains and correct eye, ears on top which she used well, moved round the ring with drive from the rear, but not showing off her shape when standing. 3. Kennedy’s Oakcroft Aurora Dream At Donbeley s&w.
NB (7,3) 1. Pierce’s Philhope Summer Flame as MPB 2. Robinson’s Lavika Star Babe as PB. 3.
Trueman’s Valdosta Christmas Carol At Carolelen, bm
GB (7,1) 1. Dick’s Picture Perfect BM, she headed this class with her shape and outline, good coat and colour pleasing head on lovely long arched neck, good angulation front and rear, moved well. 2. Fransham’s Sheltysham Bedazzled At Franmead JW  Tri pleasing head pattern, correct stop good eye and ear carriage, lovely black coat with nice bone, level topline, pushed hard for top spot in this class just preferred the neck of 1st. 3 Withers’s Neraklee Naomi at Stanydale Tri
PGB (9,3) 1. Deveson’s Milesend Sea Pearl s&w nice feminine head with flat skull, level plains with correct stop, good almond shaped eye, she moved around the ring with drive and stood four square and attentive to her handler. 2. Hickling’s Sheltisha Sweet Peanut at Natara (NAF) Tri, pleasing all through bitch she moved well around the ring, feminine head pattern, nice stop, good neck, well angulated front and rear, nice tail length. 3 Thornley’s Shelbrook Pandora with Felthorn s&w.  LB (5,1) 1 Mitchell’s Valdosta Tri Ya Luck tri bitch, outstanding girl in this class, moved really well, lovely feminine head, correct head pattern with ears on top which she used to her advantage. Flat skull, well shaped almond eye, tight lips with correct bite, good length of neck into well angulated lay back shoulders.  Good spring of rib, level topline which she kept on the move, very good angulation to stifle. A very good mover she also has a really dense black coat of good length, a top drawer bitch I considered for top honours. 2 Miles’s Eljetia Hot Chocolate of Milesend s&w, really liked this girls head pattern, flat skull correct ears & eye placement, sweet and feminine head well angulated front and rear, nice length of tail. Just preferred the movement of 1st on the day. 3. Stanydale’s Luck Be A Lady S&W.
OB (5) 1. Edward’s Castlerose Foxy Lady, s&w.  Lots to like about this bitch, lovely head very feminine, flat skull level plains, correct stop, well shaped eye, good ear carriage nicely tipped forward, stood four square, correct angulation front and rear, moved well round the ring, good tail length and in good coat. 2. Thomas’s Myter Trade Secret bm In good coat, pretty feminine head, correct eye and ear placement, nice length to neck, level top line, good angulation front and rear.
Correct size. 3 Deveson’s Janetstown Je Suis JW s&w.
Sp OB S&W (5) 1. Barnett & Hardman’s Rainway Returning to Seavall  s&w bitch, headed this class on sheer quality, outstanding head pattern stood four square, moved really well round the ring with drive, with well angulated stifles, groomed to perfection in good coat. 2. Deveson’s Milesend Sea Pearl as PGB. 3. Hateley’s Mohnesee Sweet Dreams s&w.
Sp OB Tricolour B&W (8, 2) 1. Thomas’s Ch Myter Eye To Eye JW as VB. 2 Robinson’s Lavika Black Beauty TRI lovely shape to this stunning girl, correct head good ear carriage, nice long shape to neck, feminine head level plains, correct stop, nice well rounded muzzle, moved well around the ring. Good black coat, another nice sheltie from this kennel. 3 Gatheral’s Herds Hallucination JW

Sp OB Blue Merle (6,1) 1 Ch Amoureye Blue Mist Of Milesend  pretty blue bitch with a nice head pattern, ears on top which she used well, good eye and stop, good bone and spring of rib, kept her top line on the move, well angulated front and rear. 2 Dick’s Picture Perfect as GB . 3 Castlerose Leap Of Faith.
 
Judge – Keith Biswell

 

 

 

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Open Show 21st July 2019

Critique

Thank you so much to the ECSSC committee for a lovely day. Also to my ring stewards who helped the day to flow as it should and to the exhibitors for their support – who were all very gracious, win or lose.
Presentation on the whole was to a very high standard with only a few exceptions. Overall the temperaments were great, with most being really steady and enjoying their day out- this is something I’m really happy to see improving in the breed.
Veteran Dog 3
1. Hull’s Lizmark Black Gold: 8 year old tricolour, Nice size with enough bone and substance, carrying a profuse yet fitting coat. Attractive shape, with good reach of neck, level top-line and pleasing sweep over the loin. Smooth, level head planes of good proportions- well set ears and nice eye combining to give sweetness expression. Showed and moved well.
2. Saunders’ Sendora Quickstep: 10 year old tricolour with jet black well-fitting coat, in good condition. . Masculine dog, with ample bone; lacked the refinement and sweetness of 1. Very well constructed and very pleasing to go over- did not disappoint on the move as he flowed around the ring with purpose. Certainly didn’t show his age. Performed and presented well.
3. Pattinson’s Kyleburn Acis
Minor Puppy Dog 3
1. Lycett’s Iliad Isle Delight: Eye-catching 7 mnth old golden sable. When settled showed the most attractive shape. Nice for size, bone and substance for his age. Pleasing head, stop needs to clear, but lovely eye shape and set, good ear-set and he used them well to show his very sweet expression. Very much a baby showing baby antics but well enough constructed and moved OK.
2. Withers’ Mitchelfields Dizzee Rascal At Stanydale: Nothing Dizzee about this baby, who at 6 months on the day performed like a veteran. Correct clear silvery blue colour, although heavier marked on 1 side. Nice shape, fantastic construction, lovely long tail. Moved without effort and very correctly, even at this age. Would like more stop and sweetness, but very much a baby and may come.
3. Norris’ Sandyvalley Basil Brush
Puppy Dog 3
1. Miles’ Keycharm Gold Standard of Milesend: Very eye-catching young sable. Great reach of neck and overall shape. Lovely correct shoulder, good depth of chest, nice rear angulation and good tail length. Pleasing wedge shaped head, with a lovely eye and expression. Showed a dream and moved well in this class but not quite at steady in BPIS challenge. BPD.
2. Winfield’s Aventurine Bohemia Classic Joins Oakcroft (Imp CZE): Another super attractive sable. Love the breed type of this boy, he is my cup of tea. Correct size, good substance and beautiful coat which was very well presented. Well enough constructed, front and back, although not the shoulder of 1. Masculine yet refined head, well moulded foreface, almond eyes well set and nice ear-set. I wish he was more settled on the move in this class, as in later class it was hugely improved. Unfortunate that he had a runny eye which detracted from an otherwise beautiful expression. Will follow him with interest.
3. Varnom’s Milesend Blue Jeans
Junior Dog 3
1. Hull’s Mohnesee’s Dream Date of Lizmark: Handsome young dog, rich red sable in a good coat. Beautiful shape and well balanced throughout. Correct size, good bone and substance. Pleasing head with sweet expression, which would be improved with a higher, tighter ear-set and placement. Good construction and moved freely. Showed well.
2. Varnom’s Milesend Blue Jeans: Very sweet blue puppy. Attractive shape, good size with enough bone, in fantastic coat and condition. Very little to dislike about him, but just needs some adjustment to presentation to make the most of him- he need to stretch out properly when standing and move a bit faster to prevent pacing.
3. Pattinson’s Kyleburn Hidden Dreams
Novice Dog 2
1. Winfield’s Aventurine Bohemia Classic Joins Oakcroft (IMP CZE) (See 2nd PD)
2. Lycett’s Iliad Isle of Ewe: Really attractive 7 month old baby. Shapely, with a good reach of neck, level top line and gentle sweep over the loin. Well moulded head and the sweetest expression. Well constructed and moved very well. Showed great, unlucky to meet the more mature puppy.
Undergraduate Dog 5
1. Stock’s Shemist Sea Dragon: Lovely young blue merle, really appealed to me. Eye-catching clear blue colour with good markings. Good for size and substance, shapely and balanced. Impressed on the table with his construction and moved fantastic. Long blunt wedge, smooth cheeks, sweet blue eyes and well set ears. Sweet yet masculine expression. Showed very well. Considered in challenge, just not the maturity and finish of the winners.
2. Hull’s Mohnesee’s Dream Date of Lizmark (See 1st JD)
3. Robinson’s Alnmac Midnight Flyer
Post Graduate Dog 4
1. Daniels and Taylor’s Pepperhill Cruise Control: Nicely coloured and marked blue. Handsome boy, masculine but refined and sweet. Pleasing shape, good for size and substance, with a good coat to finish. Good overall construction, good depth of chest and spring of ribs. Head handles well, level planes, correct stop and a sweet expression. Ring surface didn’t benefit however I seen enough to confirm he moves as his construction would suggest. Res.BD.
2. Miles’ Milesend Blue Raider at Lowick: Another lovely blue dog. Good for size and substance and an elegant outline. Well constructed and moved very well- many of the same qualities apply to him as 1 and it was a close decision. Preferred the depth of colour of 1 and would like a cleaner wedge for this boys head.
3. Pattinson’s Kyleburn Everlasting Dream
Limit Dog 1
1. Robinson’s Sheltysham Nut Box in Alnmac: 3 yr old rich shaded sable, Masculine, well boned and good substance. Nice shape and balance. Good construction throughout, correct depth of chest and moved well. Nice enough expression. Showed and presented very well.
Open Dog 1
1. Forster-Cooper’s Sheltysham Burnished Gold: Shaded sable 4 yr old. Unfortunately didn’t stand to best show himself off most of the time, however on the table his shape was much improved. Sweet expression and head handles well enough. Good bone and size. Construction and movement good. Would like more body but dropping coat which doesn’t help.
Special Open Dog (Sable and White) 1
1. Norman’s Milesend Murray: 4 yr old, carrying a good coat and well groomed. Nice eye and ear-set, well moulded foreface. Very difficult to properly assess or critique his shape, construction or movement due to being very over weight. I hope and urge that this be remedied for his future health.
Special Open Dog (Tricolour, Black and White) 3
1. Withers’ Ch. Stanydale Shot In The Dark JW: Gorgeous dog! Ideal size and substance, good bone and carrying a heavy well fitting coat. Dense black, with attractive markings. Beautiful shape and completely balanced. Lovely reach of neck, good shoulder, correct depth of chest and spring of ribs; level top line and nice long tail. Correctly constructed rear end allowing drive in his movement. Masculine and sweet head, well moulded foreface, level planes and smooth cheeks. Showed himself off very well at all times and moved very well round the ring. Was very pleased to award him BD BOS RBIS.
2. Saunders’ Sendora Quickstep (See 2nd VD)
3. Hull’s Lizmark Melody Maker
Special Open Dog (Blue Merle) 2
1. Daniels and Taylor’s Pepperhill Cruise Control (See 1st PGD)
2. Varnom’s Milesend Blue Jeans (See 2nd JD)
Veteran Bitch 3
1. Parkes’ Ch. Milesend Gold Token at Eljetia JW: Beautiful 10 year old shaded sable, full of breed type. Well balanced head, with good stop, sweet eye and nicely set ears combining to give her the sweetest expression. Shapely bitch, with good reach of neck and level top-line. Correct size, good substance and ample bone. Huge but well fitting and beautifully presented coat. Super construction, front and rear with lovely short hocks. Stood well at all times and moved effortlessly around the ring. BVB BVIS
2. Baker & Pettitt’s Myriehewe Ellie At Lakebank ShCM: Another quality bitch. Tricolour with a long neck and excellent shape - when she stretched herself out correctly. Fabulous construction with well laid back shoulder, good depth of chest and spring of ribs, nice bend of stifle and parallel rear end, as expected great movement with good front extension and overall balance. Two lovely bitches but preferred the more feminine head and expression of 1.
3. Sendall’s Sendora Waltztime
Minor Puppy Bitch 1
1. Norris’ Sandyvalley Golden Sage: 8 months old sable. Nice sized, feminine puppy- very raw and not yet sprouted much in the way of furnishings. Attractive shape which she stood and showed off very well. Reasonable construction and movement. Sweet expression. Lovely temperament.
Puppy Bitch 2
1. Miles’ Milesend Cherry Blossom: 10 month old tricolour with jet black coat. Lovely feminine girl of a nice size, good substance and in great coat for her age. Particularly eye-catching shape well arched neck, level top-line, good bend of stifle and showed herself off to great advantage. Refined head with sweet expression and ears on top at all times. Fairly well constructed and moved well. BPB BPIS
2. Daw’s Rossmere Skylark: Sable puppy with a nice overall shape and in good coat and condition. Well placed eye and neat well used ears. Stood correctly and showed well. Construction and movement OK.
Junior Bitch 3
1. Stock’s Shemist Dark Beauty: Elegant young tricolour, with good balance. Shapely and very well constructed- as expected a really lovely mover. Level head planes, refined and sweet in expression. Would like a bit more substance, however carried enough bone and coat to finish the picture. Happy girl with a lovely temperament.
2. Forster-Cooper’s Sheltysham Midnight Lady: Nice size and very good bone however would benefit from carrying more weight. Surprised on the table as her construction is better than she portrays in her stance. Sweet expression, well moulded foreface and well used ears. Moved and performed well.
3. Hull’s Mohnesee Queen of Diamonds of Lizmark
Novice Bitch 1
1. Daw’s Shelridge Sancerre at Rossmere: Beautiful bitch- was surprised when she came into novice. Completely balanced with attractive shape. Correct blunt wedge, almond eye and nice ear-set giving typical sweet expression. Well-constructed front and rear, stood correctly and moved very well. Carrying enough coat- unlucky to meet winner of next class otherwise she would have pushed hard in the challenge.
Undergraduate Bitch 5
1. Thornley and Withers’ Mitchelfields Fashion Girl at Felthorn: Quality young blue merle, with lovely markings. Correct size with good substance throughout. Would be easy to under appreciate, not particularly standing out to start with- however very balanced in shape. Won me over on the table, was pleased when I found her very difficult to fault. Good depth of chest and spring of ribs, well angulated shoulder and rear end, correct proportions throughout. Well moulded and correctly proportioned head with sweet expression. Moved with ease, extension and drive which ultimately won her RBB.
2. Daw’s Shelridge Sancerre at Rossmere (See 1st NB)
3. Norris’ Clanavon Love In A Mist
Post Graduate Bitch 2 (1a)
1. Lycett’s Iliad Isla Wishes: Nicely sized sable, with good bone and substance. Nice shape with good reach of neck, leading into well angulated shoulder- with good depth and breadth of chest allowing her to extend well in front movement. Rear angulation allowing good movement overall. Head handles very well, flat cheeks, nice eye and good ear-set. Feminine expression. Steady and showed very well.
Limit Bitch 1 (1a)
Open Bitch 2
1. Lycett’s Herds Hallicia At Illiad: Ultra feminine sable girl. In beautiful coat and condition and presented very well. Ideal size and substance, carrying good bone. Super shape, with a lovely reach of neck, level top-line and graceful sweep over the loin. Nicely constructed front and rear, good bend of stifle and short well let down hocks. Beautifully moulded and refined head and melting expression with correctly placed dark almond shaped eyes. Moved around the ring with precision and grace. Loved her from the minute she walked into the ring. BB and BIS.
2. Parkes’ Milesend Sweet Whispers at Eljetia: Another real quality, eye- catching girl. Much of what can be said for 1 applies to this bitch also. Again well balanced, with a lovely shape. Well-constructed and very pleasing to go over, not surprisingly great on the move. Head handles well and she could easily have stood in the top spots, however I preferred the eyes of both my BB and RBB.
Special Open Bitch (Sable & White) 1
1. Withers’ Stanydale Luck Be A Lady: Fantastically constructed bitch who moved so well! Nice enough head, although perhaps not as sweet as I’d like but very little to fault with her technically. Great shape and balance at all times, on the stand and when moving. A lot to like about her. Quite unsure of herself at times, but showed enough.
Special Open Bitch (Tricolour, Black & White) 1
1. Withers’ Neraklee Naomi At Stanydale: Really pretty bitch, nice size and good substance. Very shapely and quite eye-catching. Attractive head with sweet expression. Constructed and moved well. Steady settled show girl who performed to her advantage.
Special Open Bitch (Blue Merle) 2 (1a)
1. Sendall’s Sendora Songbird: Appreciated this girls construction and movement in a previous class. She moved with real purpose and is constructed to carry out a days work. Well balanced and much to like, just not the refinement of head and sweetness I would be looking for.

Judge: Leanda Forbes

 

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Open Show 24th March 2019

Critique


I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge your open show. The venue was ideal and had a good atmosphere and it was enjoyable to be able to judge the dogs outside. I would like to thank the two stewards for a job well done for keeping the show running smoothly. I would also like to thank the exhibitors for their entries.
B.I.S & B.D was Pepperhill Cruise Control. R.B.I.S & B.B and B.O.S was CH Willowgarth Tangerine Lace at Mohnesee JQ ShCM R.B.D was Shougies Winter Wizard at Neraklee JW R.B.B & B.V.I.S was CH Milesend Golden Ticket at Eljetia B.P.I.S was Milesend Cherry Blossom. B.V.D was Goodwin Highbrook Hot Heir JW.

DOGS.
Veteran dog (4) 1A. 1st Goodwin – CH Highbrook Hot Heir JW. Correct size, lovely outline of good proportion throughout. Well balanced head with well rounded muzzle and good under jaw. Good ear carriage and reach of neck, good angulated front well bent stifle moved with drive and showed well.
2nd Saunders - Sendora Quickstep. Almost a 10-year-old tri, credit to the owner as his in lovely condition and well made throughout, harsh coat, easy mover and showed well.
3rd Pattinson - Kyleburn Acis

Minor puppy (4) 1st Winfield - Aventurine Bohemia Classic Joins Oakcroft (IMP CZE) Very promising sable and white dog in good coat of right length and texture, lovely outline, good head, nicely placed eye and ears giving the desired expression. Good angulated front and rear, nice sweep over the loin. A real little show man.
2nd Miles - Keycharm Gold Standard of Milesend. 7 months old sable and white with a lovely outline, balanced head. Good reach of neck straight front level topline, good spring of rib. Well angulated hindquarters. Moved well.
3rd Daniels & Taylor - Pepperhill Code Black.

Puppy dog (3) 1st Pattinson - Kyleburn Hidden Dream. BPD Sable dog, very elegant and shapely. Correct wedge shape head and nice eye, lovely reach of neck, level topline and long tail, nicely constructed, he is a promising youngster just needs to mature. 2nd Moore Torinska - River Romeo for Shetlo. Sable of nice type, pleasing head, well placed ears. Good length of back to ratio of height. Good front angulation, moved and showed well.
3rd Pritchard - Torinska Sunrise over Glenstar.


Junior dog (5) 1st Stock - Shemist Sea Dragon. Blue Merle dog, lovely outline and well arched neck. Good sweep over neck and right length of tail. Neat ears, good bone and moved with drive.
2nd Goodwin - Highbrook Hobnob JW. Sable dog with a nice head and good eye and expression, well-constructed in a balanced well-made body with plenty of bone and substance. He had well angulated hindquarters. It was very close between 1st and 2nd but preferred shape and movement of 1st.
3rd Hull - Mohnesee Dream Date of Lizmark.


Novice dog (7) 1st Pattinson - Kyleburn Hidden Dream.
2nd Winfield - Aventurine Bohemia Classic Joins Oakcroft (IMP CZE)
3rd Varnom - Milesend Morning Time.

Undergraduate (6) 1st Miles - Milesend Morello Sable, spot on for size, nice head, flat skull and well-rounded foreface. Well-shaped dark eye and well- placed ears giving a true sheltie expression. Good depth in body. Nice front and rear angulation with good length of neck and tail. Showed well, moved with drive.
2nd Hull - Lizmark Melody Maker
Nice size with a well-balanced head, nicely rounded foreface, dark eyes and well- placed ear carriage. Good shoulder angulation front and back. Showed and moved well.
3rd Varnom - Morning Time.

Post Graduate (6) 1st Daniels & Taylor - Pepperhill Cruise Control BD & BIS Very soundly constructed blue, well balanced throughout with elegant outline he stood out. Correct size and substance with good legs and feet. Lovely reach of neck which enhanced his outline. Clean wedge head with well placed eye with a sweet expression. Nice breed type and one which will have a bright future I am sure.
2nd Durant - Shougies Winter Wizard at Neraklee Blue merle with broken margins and rich tan. Nice for size and substance and decently constructed which was reflected in his movement. Good wedged head and nicely placed eye and neat ears with a pleasing expression. Very close between 1st and 2nd. Moved and showed well.
3rd Pattinson - Everlasting Dreams.

Limit dog (2) 1st Robinson - Sheltysham Nut Box in Alnmac Shaded sable of ideal size, good length of coat and texture. Well balanced head with a good reach of neck, straight front well bent stifle level topline showed and moved well.
2nd Norman - Milesend Murray. Nice dog, lovely size and nice head with a good underjaw, well set out eyes, well made all over with a well arched neck, good top line and moved and showed ok.

Open dog (1) 1st Forster-Cooper - Sheltysham Burnished Gold. Sable dog of correct size, lovely outline of good proportion throughout. Well balanced head and wellrounded muzzle and good underjaw, good ear carriage and reach of neck. Good angulated front and well bent stifle. Showed and moved with drive.


Special Open (sable and white) (5) 1st Fransham - Jontygray Gilt Edged For Franmead JW SHCM. Sable and white dog in good coat of good length and texture. Nice overall shaped head, lean flat skull, neat ears well used. Level topline correct amount of bone, well bent stifle. Moved and showed well.
2nd Bastiani & John - Faitmoirever Jocker Des Romarins De Mayerling At Auberswell SHCM. Pleasing overall type, in good coat for her age covering a well-constructed body, balanced head with well-placed ears. Showed well.

3rd Varnom Milesend Morning Time.


Special Open (Tri, black & white) (2) 1st Durant - Neraklee Starblaze Nice tri, lovely outline well arched neck, nice sweep over loins. Right length of tail, neat ears, good bone. Moved and showed with drive.
2nd Saunders - Sendora Quickstep.

Special Open (Blue merle) (3) 1st Daniels & Taylor - Pepperhill Cruise Control.
2nd Bastiani & John - CH Hawk Blue Eyes Des Romarins De Mayerling Joins Auberswell (IMP FRA) JW. Well-constructed blue merle with good depth of body and sweep over lion. Head well-proportioned with a well- rounded foreface, nicely placed eye and neat ears, well bent stifle and good rear angulation. Moved and showed with drive.

BITCHES

Veteran Bitch (6) 1st Parkes - CH Milesend Gold Token at Eljetia JW. The best class of the day, glamorous shaded s/w, lovely head type with a correct stop. Flat skull, smooth rounded muzzle and well-set eyes and neat ears creating the sweet expression. Well balanced body with good length of neck and level topline. Showed and moved with drive. Just lost out for best bitch. RBB & BVIS
2nd Pettitt - Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen. Another quality bitch with a wellconstructed body, balanced front and rear and moved with good reach and freedom driving well from rear. She showed and moved well.
3rd Moore - Shetlo Love and Laughter.

Minor puppy bitch (5) 1st Miles - Milesend Cherry Blossom. Promising 7 month old tri, just about right for age, pleasing head with nice dark eye. Good ear placement with an alert expression. Good front legs and feet, well balanced made body with a nice rear angulation. Showed and moved well for her age. BPB & BPIS
2nd Trueman - Carolelen Call My Bluff. Very elegant sable and white with a nice head type with a nice eye and reach of neck. Nice level topline, well-constructed and overall a promising youngster.
3rd Buxton - Tooralies Oxiana for Meisterwerk

Puppy Bitch (1) 1st Forster-Cooper - Sheltysham Midnight Lady. Nice tri puppy with a lovely head, nice dark eyes and neat well-placed ears. Good neck & shoulder in a well-balanced body with a good rear angulation. Showed and moved well.

Junior Bitch (8) 1st Hateley - Mohnesee Sweet Dreams JW. Sable bitch with a lovely outline, good reach of neck, level topline, correct height and length. Well balanced front and rear and she moved with a good reach and freedom. Head is a nice clean wedge with a flat skull. Well placed dark eye and sweet expression showed and moved well.
2nd Miles - Milesend Megan. Lovely type bitch with a pleasing head, well-constructed front with excellent depth of fore chest. Well balanced body with good rear angulation, in lovely condition and moved and showed well.
3rd Mitchell - Valdosta Tri Ya Luck.


Novice Bitch (3) 1st Forster-Parish - Lowick Mistletoe. Nicely marked b/m of good colour. Correct reach of neck and nicely constructed body allowing her to move with freedom. Nice eyes with neatly placed ears giving the true sheltie expression. Showed and moved well.
2nd Atkins - Jontygray Kiss N’ Tell. Well balanced s/w with good bone, nicely balanced head. Well filled foreface with a nice dark eye. Showed and moved well.
3rd Forster-Cooper - Sheltysham Fallen Angel.

Undergraduate Bitch (6) 1st James - Mohnesee’s Mayd Marion at Valmay JW. Pretty s/w of correct size and substance. Nicely balanced throughout with a good reach of neck, level topline, nicely moulded head shape with a well-placed eye and ears. Good front and rear movement and showed well.
2nd Withers - Neraklee Naomi At Stanydale. Nice tri bitch of good type and well-constructed. Pleasing head with a nice eye, well balanced body with a good rear angulation. Showed and moved well.
3rd Fransham - Shelcrest Starling

Postgraduate Bitch (6 1A) Hateley - Mohnesee Millybelle JW Lovely s/w bitch of correct size in good coat with a good reach of neck and good topline. Well rounded bone, good feet, and she had a true sheltie wedged head with a nice round foreface and strong underjaw. Good depth of body with well angulated hind quarters. Moved and showed well.
2nd Deveson - Milesend Sea Pearl. A beautiful shape to this shaded sable, I liked her head as she had a good eye and stop. Well-constructed level topline and good hind quarters giving her the typical sheltie movement where she covered maximum ground with minimal effort.
3rd Miles - Eljetia Hot Chocolate of Milesend.

Limit Bitch (3 1A) 1st Stock - Shemist Dark Angel. Nice tri bitch with a good wedge-shaped head. She had a well-placed dark eye with a sweet expression and neatly placed ears. Nicely balanced throughout, well rounded bone and neat feet. Stood and showed well.
2nd Fransham - Sheltysham Bedazzle at Franmead JW. Nice bitch with pleasing overall type in good coat. Well-constructed body and balanced head with well-placed ears. Showed well.

Open Bitch (1) 1st Deveson - Janetstown Je Suis JW ShCM spot on for size with a nice head, flat skull and well-rounded foreface. Well-shaped dark eye and well-placed ears giving the true sheltie expression. Good depth of body and nice front and rear angulation. Good length of neck and tail.

Special Open Bitch (Sable and white)
(6 1A) 1st Hateley - CH Willowgarth Tangerine Lace at Mohnesee JW ShCM This bitch has a lovely elegant and well-balanced body, correct for size and substance and beautifully presented. Soundly constructed front and rear and is evident as she moved around the ring with a good reach of front and drive from rear. Correct wedge head with level planes, correct stop and a sweet well-placed eye giving the desired expression. BB, RBIS & BOS.
2nd Pettitt - Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen
3rd Deveson - Janetstown Je Suis JW ShCM



Special Open Bitch (Tri Colour & Black and White) (4) 1st Baker & Pettitt -Myriehewe Ellie at Lakebank ShCM. This 9-year-old tri is a real showgirl in good condition with a good coat. She stood out and showed non-stop. She has a good length of neck with well laud back shoulder. Moved with drive.
2nd Withers - Neraklee Naomi at Stanydale.
3rd Fransham - Sheltysham Bedazzle at Franmead JW.

Special Open Bitch (Blue Merle) (5 2A) 1st Briggs & Hoare - Briggsview Opalesque nice b/m with a good tan colouring, straight front with a nice depth of body. Well angulated front and rear and showed and moved well.
2nd Sendall - Sendora Songbird. Well placed eye with neat ears and a good reach of neck. Nice level topline. Moved and showed well.
3rd Stock - Shemist Moonflower

Judge – Terry Attwood

 

 

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Champ Show 28th Nov 2018

Dogs


Thank you to the exhibitors for your beautifully presented dogs, the committee for asking me to judge, my hardworking stewards and your hospitality.
Veteran (9, 2abs)
1st          Diment & Williams’ CH PEERIEGLEN PICKWICK ShCM
Blue merle 13.5 years old; balanced and symmetrical throughout.  Correct outline, good reach of neck, level topline, sweep over the loins, depth of chest, bend of stifle, straight (viewed from behind) and well let down hocks. Front of correct bone, just showing his age in the pasterns; correct head pattern, refined wedge, correct underjaw, good muzzle, flat cheeks; correctly placed, slight stop, flat skull, correctly placed and used ears, all creating a sweet expression.  Lovely blue merle with excellent coat.
2nd         Pattinson’s KYLEBURN ACIS
Sable and white, 10 years old, with pleasing outlook. flat skull, well rounded muzzle, correct eye placement.  Correctly proportioned body with level topline and good hind quarters with excellent bend of stifle and clean hocks; moved with purpose.
3rd          Rutterford’s EVAD WHOUGONNACALL AT STORMHEAD ShCM
Sable and white dog of nearly 10 years of age.   Pleasing topline, bend of stifle and hocks, good bone.  Showed well.
Minor Puppy (3,0)
1st          Walker’s TOORALIE’S OCHO RIOS
Striking shaded sable and white, 7 months, with well balanced, correct wedge head, correctly placed stop, flat skull, correctly shaped muzzle, correct underjaw and cheeks. Ears correctly placed, sized and used.  Dark eyes, correctly placed. Head carried proudly, but he needs more forequarter angulation, good depth of chest, level topline, good bend of stifle, sweep over the loins and excellent hocks.  Lovely on the move.
2nd         Isdale’s VIEWDALE SECRET HANDSHAKE
Sable and white, 7 months, with lovely body shape and moved extremely well
3rd          Rennison’s ZANIAHS CAUSING A STORM
Black and white, 7 months old; pleasing topline and ribcage, not such good angulation in front, good drive from behind.  Handled and showed well.

 

Puppy (4,0)
1st          Goodwin’s HIGHBROOK HOBNOB
Attractive red sable and white dog, 10 months, with good balance throughout, correct head pattern, good underjaw, well rounded muzzle, flat cheeks and skull, correct ear placement and use which enhanced his expression, correctly placed dark eye. Straight forelegs of well-rounded bone, good depth of chest, level topline, good bend of stifle. Correct double textured coat.  Moved very well.  Best Puppy Dog and BPIS.
2nd         French’s LINDFERN SLIGHT SABRE
Elegant golden sable and white of 11 months; good reach of neck, level topline and sweep over the loins, good bend of stifle and excellent hocks.  Well balanced head, excellent muzzle, eye and ear set.  Perfectly presented and covered the ground well.
3rd          Hull’s MOHNESEE’S DREAM DATE OF LIZMARK
Alert and sweet golden sable and white, 10 months.  With really pleasing head pattern, correct muzzle, flat cheeks, sweet dark eye correctly placed.  Good ear set, size and use.  Well rounded bone, flexible pasterns, excellent topline and body length.
Junior (7,0)
1st           Goodwin’s HIGHBROOK HOBNOB
2nd         Durrant’s SHOUGIES WINTER WIZARD AT NERAKLEE
Really striking Blue merle; classic outline, lovely reach of neck, level topline, good sweep over the loins, lovely bone for his size; refined wedge head with correct muzzle and skull, parallel and flat, correctly placed stop, good underjaw.  Beautifully presented and shown, moved well.
3rd          Lee’s WILLOWTHORN’S TRUSHKA
Tricolour, a dog of character, correct head well rounded muzzle, good foreface, flat skull, correctly placed and used ears, correct body proportions, moved extremely well. 
Yearling (5,1)
1st          Durrant’s SHOUGIES WINTER WIZARD AT NERAKLEE
2nd         Lee’s WILLOWTHORN’S TRUSHKA
3rd          Robinson’s ALNMAC MIDNIGHT FLYER
Tricolour, of good colour, with good reach of neck and level topline.  Balanced, clean head. Covers the ground well.

Novice (1,0)
1st          Isdale’s VIEWDALE SECRET HANDSHAKE

 

Graduate (5,1)
1st          Bennett’s MARSULA MY SUNSHINE
Masculine shaded sable and white, correctly proportioned; good reach of neck, level topline and sweep over the loins, good bend of stifle, correct hocks, adequate forequarter conformation.  Flat skull, correct muzzle, good underjaw, flat cheeks, moved extremely well.
2nd         Durrant’s SHOUGIES WINTER WIZARD
3rd          Pattison’s KYLBURN MITHRAS
Shaded sable and white, correct body shape, lovely muzzle, moved well
Post Graduate (8,3)
1st          Robinson’s SHELTYSHAM NUT BOX IN ALNMAC
Shaded sable and white, with correct coat, Well balanced, pleasing head in all aspects.  Dark eyes, obliquely set, almond shaped; correct ears.  Good reach of neck, depth of chest, good bend of stifle, lovely hocks, good tail length.  Covered the ground well.           
2nd         Tinker’s HILLHENRY WINTER STORM OVER RIGGSBECK JW
Striking blue merle up to size, good bone, good reach of neck, level topline, sweep over loins, and bend of stifle.  Genuinely sweet dog who moved nicely.
3rd          Pattinson’s KYLEBURN EVERLASTING DREAM
Golden sable and white good reach of neck, level topline and bend of stifle, moved and showed well.
Limit (8, 1)
1st          Hepburn’s SHELLAMOYED SIMPLY THE BEST AT LETERIKHILLS JW ShCM
Golden sable and white, with symmetrical outline, well balanced throughout.  Pleasing head pattern, good muzzle, skull, stop placement, dark eyes, obliquely set. Correct double coat, body proportions, good level topline, good bend of stifle, clean cut hocks, super on the move.
2nd         Stuckey’s CAROLELEN COUNTRY FAIR OF HONEYBEARS
Shaded sable and white, good head pattern, lovely muzzle and underjaw, flat cheeks, good ear carriage, and eye placement; good bone, correct hindquarters. Showed well.
3rd          Stafford’s RANNERDALE THE ENTERTAINER
Open (3,0)
1st          Goodwin’s CH HIGHBROOK HOT HEIR JW
Shaded sable and white dog, double textured coat, correct outline, level topline, good sweep over the loins, adequate neck, rounded muzzle, good underjaw, dark eyes obliquely set and pleasing ear carriage; well boned for his size. Covered the ground well.

2nd         Forster-Cooper’s SHELTYSHAM BURNISHED GOLD
Dark shaded sable and white, with pleasing body balance.
3rd          Colman-Smith’s SHETLO BRING ME LOVE TO KARLAINA
Special Open Sable and White (6,1)
1st          Robinson’s CH LAVIKA LUMINARY
Golden sable and white.  Attention demanding sheltie in all aspects. Lovely, balanced outline, good reach of neck, level topline, correct depth of chest, good sweep over the loins, correct bend of stifle with well let down hocks, well boned for his size.  Sweet, correctly balanced wedge head with excellent muzzle, good underjaw, flat cheeks, pleasing eye set, shape and colour with good ears, all combining to give the required sheltie expression.  The whole picture framed by his double textured coat.  Excellent on the move. Delighted to award him Dog CC and RBIS BOS
2nd         Fransham’s JONTYGRAY GILT EDGED FOR FRANMEAD JW ShCM
Golden sable and white, good reach of neck. Level topline, good sweep over the loins.  Sweet dark eyes and neat ears.  Showed well.
3rd          Moore’s SHETLO POCKET RAINBEAU
Sable and white, level topline, good hind quarters, well rounded muzzle, flat cheeks, dark eye.
Special Open Tricolour, Black and White (5, 1)
1st          Woolley’s PEPPERHILL IN THE MOMENT AT VALJON
Lovely jet black, super white, good tan, correctly proportioned head, good muzzle and underjaw, correct placement of eyes and ears, giving sweet expression.  Good reach of neck, level topline with forehand construction permitting correct body outline and allowing him to move well.
2nd         Stock’s CH SHEMIST BLACK WIZARD
Striking tricolour, all colours intense.  Very proud self-carriage.  Good head pattern with lovely muzzle, underjaw and eye set. Super topline, sweep over the loins, tail set, bend of stifle and well let down hocks.  Movement not as free as 1.
3rd          Goodwin’s CZ CH SANDWICK TURN BACK TIME AT HIGHBROOK
Balanced dog with good reach of neck, depth of chest, level topline and bend of stifle.  Bone proportionate to size.  Good muzzle, underjaw and flat cheeks.  Showed well.
 Special Open Blue Merle (2,1)
1st          Rutterford’s CH KELGROVE JUST BLUE AT STORMHEAD ShCM
He is lovely: stylish, stunning blue merle.  Balanced, refined wedge head, well rounded muzzle and good underjaw, flat cheeks, correctly placed stop, flat skull, good eye placement, well placed and used ears, creating the sweet sheltie expression.  Correctly made, fore and hind quarters, reach of neck, level topline, good depth of chest, bend of stifle, hocks, tail set and length.  He moved, showed and was presented beautifully.  A pleasure to award him Dog RCC, Veteran Dog and BVIS.

 

Judge Liz Ford (Mountmoor Shetland Sheepdogs)


Bitches


I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to judge, it was an honour to give tickets for the first time. Best in Show on the referee’s decision was Amoureye Blue Mist for Milesend. All other decisions were made in complete agreement with my co-judge. I was pleased with the overall quality of the entry, thanks for bringing your dogs to this well run show, at the lovely new venue.

VB 1st Lycett’s Ch Shebaville Saucy Secret at Illiad JW, B/M , with a pleasing shape and so feminine, correct head and showed well, very well constructed, has a good front and moved with drive from the rear, won this class on her superior movement on the day, easy to see why she is a champion.
2nd Parkes Ch. Milesend Gold Token at Eljeita JW, shaded S/W, pushed hard to win this class, has such a lovely head, beautiful eye, neat ears, showed nonstop. Well made bitch, with a good shape, was in good coat and well presented.
3rd Root’s Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen

MPB 1st James Mohnesee Mayd Marion at Valmay, S/W, Absolutely beautiful for type, with the sweetest of expressions, eye shape was perfect, parallel planes, neat ears which were used well, all combined to give a very pleasing head. Level topline, good back end, however needs to tighten in front, movement was good in profile, however coming towards could have been truer in front.
2nd Walker’s Channerswick Pennywise, good B/M colour, a little stronger in head, although has a nice eye, very well constructed with excellent front and rear, moved well, lost out on overall maturity and finish of the first, but was not easy separating these two bitches.
3rd Kennedy’s Oakcroft Aurora Dream at Donbeley

PB 1st   Stock’s Shemist Toffee Apple, S/W, very elegant and shapely bitch. Correct wedge shaped head and nice eye, lovely reach of neck, level topline and long tail, nicely constructed, she is a promising youngster, just needs to mature.
2nd Riding’s Achors Suprise Blackberry Way for Torinska (Imp Che), Tri bitch, with a pleasing head, well enough made bitch, presented and showed very well, just preferred overall shape and construction of the bitch I placed first.
3rd Hull’s Mohnesee Queen of Diamonds of Lizmark

JB 1st Hateley’s Mohnesee Sweet Dreams, glamorous s/w extrovert, another puppy that excels for overall breed type, the most beautiful of expressions, such a sweet eye, good ear carriage and used her ears well, presented a nice shape, with level topline, however at times was stood out at elbow, front needs tighten, was good in profile, when coming towards me  the front could have been truer, won RBPIS on her breed type, however when challenging for BPIS her tail came up and she totally threw her front movement off, costing her BPIS to the superior construction of the dog.
2nd Withers Neraklee Naomi at Standydale, very shapely Tri, with a jet black coat. Liked her head, dark brown almond shape eye, perhaps the stop was a little deep, but did not detract from the overall picture. This bitch showed nonstop and was put down in excellent condition by her owner, she has a good front and strong hindquarters and moved as her construction suggests, a quality youngster.
3rd Achors Suprise Blackberry Way for Torinska (Imp Che)

YB
1st Miles Eljetia Hot Chocolate of Milesend, very promising young shaded sable bitch who caught my eye upon entering the ring. Just loved her very typical head and ultra feminine expression, alert and responsive to her owner,  very well put together, with level topline, moved with real drive and purpose, if she had a bit more finishing would have considered for the RCC.
2nd Withers Neraklee Naomi at Standydale
3rd Whittington Esterborn Three Kisses for Tighness JW

NB
1st James Mohnesee Mayd Marion at Valmay
2nd Forster Parish’s Lowick Mistletoe, promising young b/m bitch, just a little unsettled on the day, good colour, nice head and expression and well put together, once settled moved well, showing off her virtues.
3rd Robinson’s Lavika Spring Queen

GB
1st  Fransham’s Shelcrest Starling, pretty sable bitch, nice size and shape, well enough constructed and was sound, she showed and used her ears well
2nd Bussey’s Kelgrove Kinda Black Magic at Hamblerose, correct size, jet black tri, showed and handled well, nicely made, good length of tail.

PGB Biggest class of the day, with a lot of variety in type.
1st Stafford’s Rannerdale Lady Prunella, Very sweet and feminine sable bitch, who just oozed breed type, presented and showed to absolute perfection, absolutely spot on for size, loved her eye, neat ears which she used nonstop, well constructed, with good front and moved well, just asked for this class.
2nd Hateley’s Mohnesee Petticoat Lace JW, extrovert showgirl, pushed hard for this class, such a sweet head and expression, well placed eye, good ears which were used well, level topline, good back end, just loved her breed type, but front movement and construction could be better
3rd Stock’s Shemist Fairy Mist

 

LB
1st Robinson’s Lavika Lucky Star JW, such a beautiful shape to this shaded sable bitch, liked her head, correct eye and stop, however could do with stronger underjaw, well constructed bitch, level topline, good back end, covered the ground well, presented to absolute perfection.
2nd Lycett’s Herds Hallicia at Iliad, well presented s/w, liked her head and expression, well constructed, moved well, handled and presented to perfection
3rd Dunn’s Neraklee Chardonnay at Shelleary

OB
1st Miles Amoureye Blue Mist of Milesend, this b/m caught my eyes upon entering the ring with her stylish movement, she had a very pleasing head to go over, with a nice eye and good ears, correct stop, all combining to give the desired expression. Excellent front, correct body to length proportions, strong hindquarters, giving her that typical sheltie movement where she covered maximum ground with the minimum effort, such a correct dog to go over, handled and presented to perfection. I was absolutely delighted to be informed that this made her up (subject to kc confirmation). The icing on the cake was the referee awarding her BIS.
2nd Stafford’s Ch. Rannerdale Queen of the North JW, another quality bitch, this young s/w bitch demands to be looked at, correct shape of head, good stop and used her ears so well for her handler, good front and strong back end, moved well, unlucky to meet the dog I placed first, easy to see why she is a champion.
3rd Deveson’s Janetstown Je Suis JW ShCm

Special Open Bitch (Sable & White)
1st Robinson’s Ch. Lavika Good Luck JW, liked this s/w bitch a lot, easy to see why she is a champion, had the sweetest of heads, loved her eye shape and placement, correct eye, lacks a little underjaw, but did not overly detract from what is otherwise a very pleasing head. Well constructed bitch both front and back and moved well, pushed hard for top honours.
2nd Whittington’s Tighness Tip the Wink, sable and white I have done well  in the past, still retaining her quality, such a well made dog to go over, with pleasing head and expression.
3rd Root’s Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen

Special Open Bitch (Tricolour & B/W)
1st Thomas Ch. Myter Eye to Eye JW, quality tri, with such a beautiful shape, loved her head, so sweet for a tri, correct stop and lovely eye shape, excellent front, level topline and well angulated hindquarters all combined to give this bitch her effortless movement, winning best veteran bitch and RBVIS
2nd Withers Neraklee Naomi at Standydale
3rd Robinson’s Lavika Black Beauty JW

 

Special Open Bitch (Blue Merle)
1st Rowan’s Ch. Rowancrest Blue Champagne at Shellamoyed JW, absolutely glorious colour on this Blue Merle, just loved her head, very sweet eye and expression on this bitch, beautiful shape, really good front and correct back end, moved effortlessly, as the show went on she showed and continued to move well, could not be denied the RBCC.

Judge: Stephen Proctor

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Open Show 21st July 2018

Judges Critique

It was a pleasure to be invited to Judge one of my favourite breeds at the Eastern Counties Shetland Sheepdog Club, Open Show on Saturday 21st July 2018, which was held at Millennium Centre, Lavender Close, Red Lodge, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.  Many thanks to the Committee for the invitation and to my stewards who kept everything running so smoothly.  The show was held outside and It was a very hot day and I thank the exhibitors for the entry and for excepting there placing with grace.

VD(4. 1a) Mr. & Mrs. J. Pattinson, Kyleburn Acis: A 10yr old S/W of a good type with good outline, shown in good coat.  Headed up a lovely class of veterans could have changed places on another day.  He is nicely balanced and moved out well around the ring.  Pleased to award him Best VD and BVIS.
2 Mrs. G.M. Hull, Ch. Lizmark Look This Way, JW, Sh.CM: Another super type with super outline.  13yrs of age a Dark S/W that was just showing his age on this very hot day.
3 Mrs. S.M & Mr. G.D. Saunders, Sendora Quickstep: A 9yr old Tri coloured of good type and outline, doing well in this line up.  He certainly did not look out of place.

MPD (3). 1 Mrs. L.S. French, Lindbern Light Sabre: A 7mth old S/W, what a super lad.  I loved him and could quite easily have taken him home.  He is so typey and balanced, with excellent movement for his age.  His head is well balanced with correct bite and tight lips.  Good proportions to flat skull and muzzle, dark oval eyes, good ear placements.  Good strong neck, lovely front assembly, brisket is ok for age, good back and angles to rear.  Strong straight low set hocks. Good tail with correct J. His movement for his age is outstanding, free, easy and lithe, I could have watched him all day.  Pleased to award him BPD, BD, BPIS, Res. BOB and BOS.  I will watch his future career with interest.
2. Mrs S J Robinson Alnmac Midnight Flyer: 9mth old Tri. colour that is a nice type with attractive markings and white shawl.  He is well balanced for his age, moved out nicely around the ring. Another that should have a nice future.
3 Mrs. E. Jaycock, Lavenwick Magical Mayhem: A B/M nearly 8mths of aged.  He is of a nice type with a nice outline also has a good future ahead.  Un-fortunately he was unsettled on the move, won 2nd in Special Open for B/M where he showed his movement, was more settled.  He has a wealth of coat for his age.

PD (1). 1 Mrs. S.J. Robinson, Alnmac Midnight Flyer: As 2nd MPD

JD (3). 1 Miss K.L. Durant, Shougies Winter Wizard at Neraklee: Just over 12mths this B/M is of a pleasing type with a good outline.  He has a pleasing head in profile with good ear set, pleasing front and good back with a pleasing backend. Moved out the best in this class today.
2 Mrs. J. Miles, Milesend Morello: Another S/W just over 12mths of age. Only just pipped by 1st today. There is a lot to like about this dog, good type with good outline.
3 Mrs G.M. Hull, Lizmark Melody Maker: A 17mth old Tri with a pleasing head and is of a nice type with a nice outline.  Felt his front could be better which reflected in his movement.

ND (2). 1 Mrs. S.A. Clarke, Ruscombe A Moment in Time: A 21mth old B/M that is a pleasing type with a typical outline.  He has a pleasing head and neck, front ok.  Neat back end, moved out ok.

2. Ms P Forster-Cooper Sheltysham Dotcom: A 11mth old Tri that needs time.  He is a pleasing type with a typical outline.  His eye could be better. Felt his back could be firmer, which reflected in his movement.

UGD (2). Mrs E Varnom Milesend Morning Time: 27mth old S/W of super type with a good out line.  He has a balanced head, neat front, firm back with nice rear construction. Finished with a Good J on his tail.  Moved well.
2 Ms. P. Forster-Cooper, Sheltysham Dotcom: As 2nd ND.

PGD(5,1a,). 1 Miss M.E. Hoare, Briggsview Gambling Man: A 5yr old B/M. A mature dog of good type with a good outline.  He has a balanced head and ear set.  Decent neck, neat front, firm back and neat back end.  Good coat of good colour.  Moved well.
2 Mrs. E. Varnom, Milesend Sea Captain: A 3yr old Dark S/W of good type and outline, similar features to 1st, just beaten on movement today.
3. Mr & Mrs Norman , Milesend Murray:A 3yr old S/W of smaller type than 1 and 2.  Felt his front could be better.  But he is still of a nice type with a nice out line.

LD (2). 1 Mrs. G.M. Hull, Lizmark Black Gold: A 6yr old Tri that moved a dream in this class.  He is of a smaller type and very sweet natured.  I liked his outline; his head is nicely balanced with a good ear set.  Good length of neck, neat front, good back, and well-developed rear with neat hocks. 
2 Mr. A.D. & Mrs. B.A. Norman, Milesend Murray: As 3rd PG.

OD (4). 1 Mr. & Mrs. J. Dimmock, Hillhenry Just One Look at Fernhill: A 4.5yr old B/M that is of a nice type with a nice outline.  I liked this dog he had a pleasing head and his ear carriage is ok.  Good neck and front, good brisket and bone.  Firm back and back end, and he is a super mover.  On the day his very harsh coat could have been better presented.

2 Mrs. Saunders, Chalmoor Shades of Gold at Fernfrey JW: A 5yr old S/W of pleasing type with good out line.  Pleasing head and neck.  Good front and back end.  Moved out ok.

3. Mrs Coleman-Smith Shetlo Bring Me Love to Karlaina: A 6 yr old S/W that should have won this class, unfortunately
he was moved far too fast that he was overstepping.  He is of a good type with a super outline.  Shown in great coat.  Shame as I liked him.

SPECIAL OPEN DOG (S/W): (3),
1 Mrs R. Fransham, Jontygray Gilt Edged for Franmead, JW., Sh.CM: A 5.5yr old of very good type with a typical out line.  He has a pleasing head, good eye and ear set.  Good neck and front, strong back and back end.  Shown in good coat.  Very settled on the move.
2 Mrs. E. Varnom, Milesend Morning Time: As 1st UG.
3 Mrs. E. Varnom, Milesend Sea Captain: As 2nd PG.

SPECIAL OPEN DOG (Tri. B. & W): (3),
1 Mrs. M.C. Withers, Standydale Shot in the Dark, JW.: A nice class that was headed up by this 3.5 yr old.  A dog which takes you eye.  He is of a super type with a super out line and is well balanced. He has a good head, ear set and nice eye. Good neck and good angles to the front and rear, deep brisket.  Strong back and good back end.  Strode out well, is a lovely mover, pleased to award him Res. Best Dog.
2 Mrs. S.M. & Mr. G.D. Saunders, Sendora Quickstep: As 1st UG.
3 Mrs. G.M. Hull, Lizmark Black Gold: As 1st L.

SPECIAL OPEN DOG (Blue Merle): (2),
1 Mrs. M.E. Hoare, Briggsview Gambling Man: As 1st PG.
2 Mrs. E. Jaycock, Levenwick Magical Mayhem: As 3rd MPD.

 

VB (4, 1a). 1 Mrs. L.S. French, Sonymer Snow Fall Over Lindfern: A Dark S/W nearly 9yrs of age, that is of a good type with a nice outline.  She is balanced throughout with a good head, skull and neat ear set, good length to neck with neat front and brisket.  Good back and rear plus tail set.  Well set hocks.  Good mover, well done. Won Best VB.
2 Mrs. K. Colman-Smith, Samhaven Magic Kiss at Karlaina, Sh.CM: An 8.5 S/W that is lighter in colour.  Another girl of good type with a good out line.  Shown in good coat.  Moved well, just pipped by 1st on the day.
3 Miss L. Pettitt, Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen: A 7yr old Tri of a pleasing type with a nice outline, very nice to go over.  Felt that she was just moved far too fast, that she was over stepping.  Just needs to slow down on the move.

MPB (6,2a). 1 Miss M.R. Forster Parish, Lowick Mistletoe: A 7mth old B/M that is nicely balanced for her age. She has a lovely out line and is of a good type. I liked her very sweet head and good ear set, good neck and shoulders, good brisket and angles front and rear.  Good back, neat hocks and good tail set.  She is a lovely mover.  Pleased to award her BPB and Res. BPIS.  Well done.
2 Mrs Gabrielczyk, Lalabay Fervidus (imp Pol) An 8mth old S/W that was the best mover in the class.  She is still a bit raw but should come together nicely with more time.  She is of a pleasing type.
3 Mrs. E. Jaycock, Levenwick Heavenly Angel: A 7mths old Tri that is of a nice type with a pleasing out line.  She has a lot going for her and I would like to see her in a few months when she has tightened up a little and settled on the move.

PB (1). 1 Mrs. M.A.A. Gabrielczyk, Lalabay Fervidus (Imp. Pol.): As 2nd MPB.

JB (4). 1. Mrs. Winfield, Carolelen Classic star by Oakcroft A very nice 15mth old S/W.  She has a lovely shape, sweet expression and nice head, eye and ear set.  Good neck, nice angles to front and rear.  Firm back, good tail set, and low hocks.  She was also shown in good coat and condition.  Was also awarded best S/W bitch.  Moved out well.  Well done.
2 Mr. K.G. Biswell, Goldwell Rockabye Velvet: Just over 12mths of age this S/W is of a pleasing type with a nice outline.  She just missed out on maturity.  Coat is coming through nicely.
3 Miss D. Sendall, Sendora Songbird: A 15mth old B/M that moves well.  Just to mature up a little and grow some more coat.  She is nicely balanced and is of a nice type.

NB (3, 2a). 1 Mrs. E. Jaycock, Levenwick Play the Sax: A pleasing 2yr old Tri that stood alone in this class.  She is a pleasing type that needs to settle on the move.  Will come together more with maturity.

UGB (5, 1a). 1 Mrs. R. Fransham, Shelcrest Starling: A 20mth old S/W of good type and nice outline.  She has a pleasing head and eye and nice ear set.  Fair neck, good angles to front and rear, her legs are well under her.  Good brisket, firm back.  She was shown in good coat with plenty of under coat.  She moved out well around the ring.

2 Mr. K.G. Biswell, Goldwell Velvet Spells: A S/W that was just over 12mths of age she was giving away so much to the 1st on the day. She is of a pleasing type with a sweet expression.  She also moved out nicely around the ring.
3 Miss R. Kennedy, Lirren Blue Gamble at Donbeley: A 5yr old B/M that looks a pleasing type.  Pity that she was a little nervous.

PGB (4). 1 Mrs. V. Winfield, Carolelen Classics Star by Oakcroft: As Jun. B.
2 Mrs. U. & Miss M.E. Briggs & Hoare, Briggsview Opalesque: A 4yr old B/M that is of a pleasing type with a pleasing outline. Front could be slightly better, unfortunately showed in her movement.  She is well off for coat.
3. Mrs. Deveson, Milesend Sea Pearl: a 2yr old Dark S/W that is of a pleasing type with a nice out line. Moved out ok. Could have a better eye.

LB (2,1a). 1 Mrs. I.V. Saunders, Chalmoor I’M A Peach at Fernfrey: A very nice dark S/W 3.5yr old that stood alone in this class.  She is a super type with a super outline.  Nice head with a lovely sweet expression, good eye and good ear set.  Good front, deep brisket and good bone.  Strong back super back end, correct angles and lovely hocks also good tail set.  Shown in good coat making her look a picture.  Went well on the move.  Please to award her Res. BB.  Well done.

OB(5). 1 Mrs. J. Miles, Amnoureye Blue Mist of Milesend: What a beautiful 2yr old B/M with a super outline and of super type.  She takes your eye as she enters the ring.  She has a superb head with a gorgeous expression, so sweet in nature.  Beautiful eyes, great ear set and lovely poise.  Good neck, super front, well laid shoulders and upper arm, correct bone, deep brisket and spring of rib. Tight feet.  Good firm back, short loin, excellent tail set.  Excellent angles to rear with low set hocks.  Shown in excellent coat of super texture with a soft under coat.  She was just so easy on the move around the ring.  I could have taken her home.  Pleased to award her BB and BIS.
2 Mrs. L.S. French, Lindfern Enchanted Sunrise: A very nice 8yr old S/W that was shown in very fine fettle.  She is a very nice type with a classic out line.  Pleasing head, good front and back and neat rear.  Shown in good coat, moved well.
3. Mrs.Hunter, Sendora Magical: A 4yr old Tri, pity she came up against the others today.  She is a good moving bitch of a nice type with a nice out line.  Pleasing head, her front and rear are ok.  Shown in nice coat.

SPECIAL OPEN BITCH (S/W): (5, 1a),
1 Mrs. V. Winfield, Carolelen Classic Star by Oakcroft: As 1st Jun.  & 1st PGB.
2 Mrs M.F. Deveson, Milesend Sea Pearl: As 3rd PG.
3 Miss L. Pettitt, Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen: As 3rd VB.

SPECIAL OPEN BITCH (Tri. B. & W): (3 1a, )
1 Mrs. R. Fransham, Sheltysham Bedazzle at Franmead, JW: A very feminine smallish Tri of a nice type with a nice out line.  She makes a pleasing picture.  Moved ok.
2 Mrs. A. Hunter, Sendora Magical: As 3rd OB.

SPECIAL OPEN BITCH (Blue Merle): (5,, 2a),
1 Mrs. U. & Miss M.E. Briggs & Hoare, Briggsview Opalesque: As 2nd  PGB.
2 Miss. R. Kennedy. Lirren Blue Gamble at Donbeley: As 3rd UGB.
3 Miss D. Sendall, Sendora Songbird: As 3rd JB.


Judge Mr Russell Jones

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Open Show 25th March 2018

Critique


Judge: Karen Durant

Thank you to the Eastern Counties Committee & my 2 stewards for a friendly show at their new venue & thank you for allowing my request to judge outside in the afternoon; fortunately the weather was kind to us.
A few observations on the dogs before me on the day.
What is happening to the long blunt wedges with slight but definite stops? Far too many short two piece heads with flared & deep-through skulls. As normal a lot of short steep upper arms which naturally showed in movement? A big variation as usual in size & lots of short tails. Lastly teeth, I was shocked on how many had dirty or missing teeth; there is no excuse for this!
Having said that I found my main winners pleasing.

 

Dogs:

VETERAN (6,0)

    1.Saunders’ Sendora Quickstep. Tricolour in beautiful shiny black jacket. Nice size & shape, good head although a bit bold in eye & slightly more stop than I like, neat ears, good forehand & hindquarters, moved well.

    2.Rutterford’s Evad Whougonnacall At Stormhead ShCM, shaded sable in beautiful condition, nice head again a bit bold in eye & not such a good underjaw as 1st,neat well used ears, good construction, moved well.

    3.Hulls Ch.Lizmark Look This Way JW ShCM.

MINOR PUPPY (3,0)

    1.Moore’s Sanscott Limited Edition, 7 mth pretty sable baby in beautifully presented condition. Good head topped with neat ears, lovely size with good bone, forehand construction ok although a little upright in upper arm, good turn of stifle, moved well. BPD & BOSP.

    2.Jacob’s & Johnston’s. Willowthorn Dream Gazer, 8mth flashy red sable, size larger than 1st. Lovely shaped boy with strong bone. Head handles well with neat ears, overall construction ok, moved a little erratic on the day.

    3.Forster-Cooper. Sheltysham Dotcom.

 

PUPPY (3,0)

    1.Pattinson’s Kyleburn Romulus, 11mth shapely tricolour, head is a little unbalanced at the moment with muzzle appearing overlong, needs to fill out & clear in stop, Nice dark eye & neat ears, enough bone, good hindquarters, front angulation ok, he is very narrow all through & lacks a lot of body, & lacking the coat of my main winners, moved well.

    2.Forster-Cooper Sheltysham Dotcom, was 3rd in previous class. Tri baby who I felt was rather small, hope he grows on. His head fits his size although would prefer better eye, neat ears, well behaved & moved ok.

    3.Heels Guxel Golden Star

JUNIOR (2,0)

    1. Clarke’s Ruscombe A Moment In Time, nice size Blue Merle with good bone, neat ears, overall good construction with lovely long tail, moved well.

    2.Hull’s Lizmark Melody Maker Tricolour who also was nice size, reasonable head but needs to fill in muzzle, nice eye, construction not as good as first, moved ok.

 

NOVICE (4,0)

    1.Moore’s Sanscott Limited Edition 1st in minor puppy.

    2.Taylor & Yuille’s Felthorn Petruchio At Chelmermead, sable of nice shape & size with good bone, nice type of head, ears a little light but positioned correctly, good all round angulation, well presented harsh coat, moved well.

    3.Clarke’s Ruscombe A Moment In Time, 1st in junior.

UNDERGRADUATE (8,1)

    1.Isdale’s Viewdale Cuddly Dudley JW, nicely presented compact sable in good coat, good head with parallel planes giving pleasing expression, topped with neat well used ears, perfect size, construction good all through, would prefer more length in neck, moved ok.

    2.Daniel & Taylor’s Pepperhill Cruise Control, lovely coloured blue merle, beautifully presented, good size, typical head topped with neat ears, angulation good but moved rather erratically in front, overall type won him this place.

    3.Jacob & Johnson’s Willowthorn Dream Gazer

POST GRADUATE (5,1)

    1.Robinson Sheltysham Nut Box In Alnmac, Shaded Sable, good size & overall Sheltie type, good head with level planes & not too deep in stop which was well defined.  Eye could be more almond shape but did not detract from expression, neat ears, good condition harsh coat, nice shape with good length of neck, nicely angulated fore & aft, which resulted in good movement, one of the best on the day, pleased to award him Best Dog & Best opposite sex.

    2.Pattinson’s Kyleburn Everlasting Dream, shaded sable not in his best attire, he won this place on overall type, nice head with neat ears, angulation ok overall, moved well.

    3.Riding’s Achors Suprise Percy Polaris for Torinska (imp Che)

LIMIT (5,0)

    1.Withers’ Stanydale Shot In The Dark JW, Tricolour in excellent condition, shapely boy with excellent angulation throughout. Masculine head with correct amount of stop & level planes, eye could be a bit sweeter, neat well used ears, moved as his construction suggests with drive once he got into his stride. RBD

    2.Forster-Cooper Sheltysham Burnished Gold, good head although bit broad in skull, nice bone for his good size, couldn’t match the construction of 1st place, although still adequate, moved well.

    3.Saunders’ Chalmoor Shades Of Gold At Fernfrey JW

OPEN  No Entries

 

SPECIAL OPEN Sable & White(4,1)

    1.Wood’s Torinska I Love To Boogie, good head, neat ears, good fore & aft angulation, moved ok.

    2.Heels’ Guxel Golden Star,3rd in puppy. Up to size sable, head handles well, ears nicely positioned but need tidying, overall nicely constructed, needs to mature, moved well.

    3.Perkins’ Sheltysham May Tree At Alnmac.

SPECIAL OPEN Tricolour (2,0)

    1.Saunders’ Sendora Quickstep 1st in veteran.

    2.Woolley’s Pepperhill In The Moment At Valjon, VHC in undergraduate. Nicely presented boy with reasonable head properties, nice eye, good bone, construction good, preferred the size of 1st place winner. Moved ok.

SPECIAL OPEN Blue Merle (5,1)

    1.Rutterford’s CH. Kelgrove Just Blue At Stormhead JW ShCM. Well known beautifully presented boy, Correct size & nice shape, head handles well with correct stop & level planes, very good angulation fore & aft, long tail, moved well with purpose. BVD & BVIS

    2.Daniel & Taylor’s Pepperhill In The Zone JW, better colour than 1st & presented in excellent condition, good head & nice expression, neat ears, construction good, moved well.

    3.Hoare’s Briggsview Gambling Man.

Bitches:


VETERAN (3,1)

    1.Riding’s Samhaven Merrie Magic For Torinska, 9yr old golden sable, nice shape, head handles well although I would prefer a little bit more moulding to foreface, nice eye & neat ears, good front & rear angulation, good length of tail, moved with drive. BVB

    2.Peters’ Tighness Takes Two To Tango At Shelworth, nice feminine size in good condition, good head, construction throughout ok, not the elegant shape of the winner, moved well.

MINOR PUPPY (4,1)

    1.Hateley’s Mohnesee Millybelle, 7mth very feminine sable baby, beautifully moulded head everything where it should be, almond shape dark eye giving a sweet expression, good underjaw which is sadly lacking in a lot of exhibits, nice round bone which fits her correct size perfectly, overall angulation is good, showed like a professional & was beautifully presented as always from this kennel, moved very well for a baby, pleased to award her, BPB, BPIS & RBIS.

    2.Moore’s Sanscott Sweet Edition, 7mth sable, I see litter sister to BPD, & she is just the female version of him, nice head, neat ears, again good overall construction, just a tad steep in upper arm, moved ok.

    3.Stock’s Shemist Night Mist

PUPPY (4,1)

    1.Hateley’s Mohnesee Millybelle. 1st in Minor puppy

    2.Stock’s Shemist Night Mist, 8mth tricolour, different in type to 1st, head handles well, but needs to clear in stop, nice shape although she is rather narrow all through at the moment & her construction is adequate, she was moving close both fore & aft.

    3.Kotecka Siena Fra Wanaheim

JUNIOR (7,2)

    1.Daw’s Shelridge Sancerre At Rossmere, 16mth sable, nice lean wedge head with slight but definite stop, lovely almond dark eye giving a pleasing expression & topped with well used neat ears, correct size & beautiful shape with long neck, good length of tail, excellent angulation which reflected in her movement, presented in good condition although lacking in coat on the day which cost her in the next class; really liked her a lot.

    2.Whittington’s Esterbon Three Kisses For Tighness, tricolour with good head & expression, nice shape with good construction all through, nice length of tail, moved well.

    3.Sendall’s Sendora Songbird

NOVICE (8,2)

    1.Hateley’s Mohnesee Millybelle

    2.Daw’s Shelridge Sancerre At Rossmere

    3.Moore’s Sanscott Sweet Edition

UNDERGRADUATE (5,2)

    1.Withers’ Stanydale Luck Be A Lady, my star of the day who won on overall Sheltie type, although not an over-enthusiastic showgirl she did enough to show her virtues. Beautifully angulated bitch, correct size, lovely shape with decent length of neck, good length of tail, good head with equal level planes & correct amount of stop which was well defined, dark almond eye well positioned giving typical expression, topped by neat ears.  As her construction suggests was the best mover of the day. Delighted to award her with BB & BIS

    2.Stock’s Shemist Dark Angel, tricolour which I really liked. Again a lovely size & beautiful shape, everything in the right place, nice head although stop could be a bit better defined, nice shaped dark eye giving sweet expression, topped with well used neat ears. Construction good both fore & aft which showed in good movement, nice length of tail. Unlucky to meet 1st.

    3.Whittington’s Esterbon Three Kisses for Tighness

 

POST GRADUATE (4,2)

    1.Pesonen’s Marsula Lotus Blossom (imp Aust),  glamourous well-presented shapely sable, nice head although a little broad in skull, nicely placed dark eye, good bone, nice turn of stifle, nice length of tail, overall a good honest type of bitch, just a little too much of her for me, moved ok.

    2.Briggs & Hoare’s Briggsview Opalesque, nice type blue merle, good head, would like sweeter expression, angulation ok, long tail, just carrying a little too much weight which reflected in her movement.

LIMIT (6,2)

    1.Saunders’ Chalmoor I'm a Peach at Fernfrey, nicely presented sable, nice head although stop could be a bit more defined & a little broad in skull, nice dark eye & neat ears, nice size with good bone, construction adequate, moved ok.

    2.Root’s Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen, good head with nicely placed stop, underjaw could be better, angulation ok, moved ok.

    3.Maynard’s Cassandra Your'e My Dream

OPEN (2,0)

    1.Maynard’s Carolelen Causing Dreams, dark shaded sable of lovely size, good head, bit bold in eye, good ears, nice bend of stifle, good length of tail, moved well.

    2.Walker’s Tooralie’s Indigo Violet, larger size blue merle of lovely colour with interesting markings, lovely shape & nice turn of stifle. Moved well.

SPECIAL OPEN Sable & White (6,1)

    1.Ridings Samhaven Merrie Magic for Torinska

    2.Root’s Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen

     3.Maynard’s Cassandra You're My Dream

SPECIAL OPEN Tricolour; Black & White (9,2)

    1.Stock’s Shemist Dark Angel, 2nd in undergraduate.

     2.Walker’s Tooralies Matilda, lovely size & shape, shorter type head, little flared in skull, nice eye,  good ears, construction throughout ok but couldn’t match the forehand angulation of 1st place, moved ok.

    3.Baker & Pettitt's  Myriehewe Ellie At Lakebank ShCM.

SPECIAL OPEN Blue Merle(4,2)

    1.Sendall’s Sendora Songbird, nicely coloured girl, head nice but needs to clear in stop, lovely shape, angulation good & finished with good length of tail, moved better in front than 2nd place today.

    2.Briggs & Hoare’s Briggsview Opalesque.

     

KAREN DURANT (Judge)

 


 

 

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Championship Show 19th November 2017

 

Dogs:

Type was varied, especially in heads, but there were not so many of the heavy ears that have become common nowadays. Upper arms have not improved particularly, so the correct ones were very welcome,
Vet D. 7. 1st. Pattinson's Kyleburn Acis, 9yrs. s/w, quality dog although he is rather reticent about showing it. Correct head with flat skull & good underjaw. Eyes dark and well placed, good ears, well made all through and moved very well. Well presented.
2nd. Diment & Williams' Ch. Peerieglen Pickwick, at 12 yrs still retains his lovely bm colour. Harsh well presented coat, good head with well set eyes & ears, nicely made, moved OK., showed well.
3rd. Gruszka's Samphrey Moonlight Shadow.
MPD 3 (1 abs). 1st Pattinson's Kyleburn Romulus 2nd. John's Milesend Night Striker With Cadlyn. These two boys were very similar, both tris, and both raw babies at 7 & 6 months, and I had to split hairs. Heads were unfinished with stops needing to clear, dark eyes, ears were tipped. 2nd. had better forehand, but 1st was more composed in movement and showing. Well presented.
PD. 3. 1st. BPD & BOSPIS. Durant's Neraklee Starblaze, quality tri, good size with good bone and well padded feet. Very good head, balanced with level planes and dark well set eyes, neat ears he used well. Good topline with arched neck, good rear angulation, good layback of shoulder but upper arm bit steep.
2nd. Hardy's Sandwick Stagelight, tri. Good outline with arched neck, rounded bone and strong feet. Shade longer cast than 1st. Head is balanced but flares a little in backskull, dark eyes and well set ears. Moved and showed well. 3rd. Hull's Lizmark Melody Maker.
JD 6 + 1 (1abs). 1st. Miles Keycharm Heaven Knows Of Milesend, light s/s. Beautiful young dog, spot on for size with good substance, strong feet, very well constructed and consequently moved very well with good extension and drive. Lovely outline, and very correct head being a blunt wedge with parallel planes, dark well set eyes and neat ears, all giving sweet expression. Confident showman, he was very close up for top honours. 2nd. S. Stagelight. 3rd. Savage's Willowthorn Kobalt Star By Savatuarus.
YD. 7 + 1 (1 abs). 1st. Robinson's Sheltysham Nut Box In Alnmac, typical s/s with lovely outline, good size with good, rounded bone and strong feet. Well constructed and moved well. Good wedge head, neat ears, dark eyes which were well set but a little round. Showed steadily. 2nd. Goodwin's Highbrook He's Got Style, Spot on for size, good substance. In good coat which was well presented, he was well made and moved accordingly. Dark eyes and good ears. I found his head rather strong in backskull. Showed steadily. 3rd. W. Kobalt Star By S.
ND. 2. 1st. S. Stagelight. 2nd. Durn's Leanai Let Me Boogie, rich s/w who at 18 months is still very immature and needs time to develop. Has a good outline, with wedge head and dark, well set eyes, good ears. A bit deep in stop and skull needs to flatten, moved OK.
GRAD d. 7 + 3 (1 abs). 1st. S. Nut Box In A, 2nd. Edwards' Castlerose Star Turn, tri, good sound, workmanlike dog, well put together and moved with drive. Good outline, masculine head, dark eyes which were a bit round, Well presented and showed well. 3rd. Chalk's Malaroc Wordsmith At Ghostland.
PGD 6.(1abs). 1st. Savage's Puncknowle Star Gazer By Savataurus, lovely colour bm good for size, good bone. OK front, good rear, moved very well and showed steadily. Head is a little deep through, blue, well set eyes, good ears he used well. Well presented.
2nd. Hoare's Briggsview Gambling Man, bm of lovely colour, balanced head with flat skull, very well constructed and moved very well. Showed steadily, not in his best jacket today. 3rd. Varnom's Milesend Sea Captain.
LD 8 + 2 (1 abs). 1st. Wither's Stanydale Shot In The Dark, very handsome dog, flowing outline, arched neck, good size, good bone, padded feet, long tail. Head is balanced with flat skull, dark, well set eyes giving sweet expression, well set and used ears. When in his stride his movement was spot on, but could be moved into his stride more slowly, as he can become untidy for a couple of paces. Nevertheless, his quality could not be ignored, RCC. 2nd. Stuckey's Carolelen Country Fair of Honeybears.,very plain s/w with little in the way of glamour, but he doesn't need it. Really good, typical head with correct ears, eyes well set but a little light and full. Good rear angulation, good layback of shoulder, upper arm a bit steep. Well handled and moved with drive, showed well. 3rd. Forster-Cooper's Sheltysham Burnished Gold.
Open D. 5 + 1. 1st. Edward's Castlerose Spiritmaster. This handsome bm dog has done so much winning with a fistful of RCCs, etc., but the big green card has always evaded him. Today was his day. He is a masculine dog without any coarseness, very well made all through and moved effortlessly with great reach and drive. Rounded bone, strong, well padded feet Good size, good tail. Head is a wedge with parallel planes, good underjaw, well set blue eyes giving a sweet, merry expression. Ears are a bit "merley" but he used them well. Coat is the correct harsh, double coat, well presented. CC & BIS. I hope the other two big green cards come his way, he is certainly deserving of them.
2nd. Stock's Ch. Shemist Black Wizard. We have had a plethora of quality tri dogs today, and he is one of the best. Masculine without coarseness, in good harsh coat, good size & substance, strong feet. Outline is good with arched neck, balanced head with dark, well set eyes and good ears. Good rear angulation, good layback of shoulder, upper arm bit steep. Moved with drive and showed well.
3rd. Goodwin's Ch. Highbrook Hot Heir.
SW OD. 2 + 3 (2abs). 1st. Fransham's Jontygray Gilt Edged For Franmead, s/s typical head, well set, dark eyes giving sweet expression, neat ears, good bone & feet. Good rear angulation, good layback of shoulder, upper arm rather steep. Well handled and presented. 2nd. Watkins Manorwood Super Tedd, s/s of good size, nice head with sweet eyes and expression, good ears, enough bone but would prefer more substance all through. Well presented and showed well. 3rd. S. May Tree In A.
Tri/BW OD. 1 + 4. 1st. Walker's Marsula Shogun tri in good, harsh coat, good size with good bone & substance. Felt his head lacked refinement, being rather short and deep through, ears well set but a bit heavy, eyes dark but bit round. Strong feet, long tail. Very happy temperament and he moved with drive. 2nd. Saunders' Sendora Quickstep, not showing his 9 yrs at all. Racy outline with good reach of neck. Head is a bit deep through, but has dark eyes, neat ears, good bone, super temperament, he moved freely with drive, and showed very well. 3rd. Woolley's Pepperhill In The Moment At Valjon.
BM OD. 1 +2. 1st. P. Stargazer At S. 2nd. Tinker's Hillhenry Winter Storm Over Riggsbeck, up to size dog of lovely bm colouring, good rear angulation, front adequate. Nice eyes giving sweet expression, good size & set ears he used well. Would like a stronger underjaw and tighter lips. Well presented. 3rd. Woodward's Sanscott Admiral Blue of Glenthistle.


Mary Bathurst (judge)

 


 

Bitches:

V. (8,1) 1 Peters Tighness Takes Two to Tango at Shelworth. Sable in good coat and condition, correct
head with neat well placed ears, lovely body shape moved well to cover the ground with ease. 2 Miles Ch
Milesend Most Appealing. At 11 years she is a credit to the breed super shape, lovely head supported by
a well arched neck excellent presentation, a worthy Champion. 3 Clegrams Smiddyshaw Relight My Fire
Sh Cm.
MP (4,2). 1 Winfield’s Carolelen Classic Star By Oakcroft. Very promising young lady, head handles well,
moved and presented so well. A very flashy promising young sable. 2 Tomlinsons Fenstyle Amazing Grace.
At just 6 months a promising sound young lady, time will tell well presented.
P (8,0). 1 Hateley’s Sanscott Sweet Serenity at Mohnesee. This young 10 mth sable stood out as soon as
she entered the ring. Lovely head topped with neet well placed ears, arched neck set in good shoulders,
straight front, moved the drive to cover the ground with ease. Best puppy and Res CC one I will watch in
the future. 2 Miles Eljetia Hot Chocolate of Milesend. A super young sable in excellent condition, super
head with a lovely melting expression, moved as only a well made sheltie can, one for the future I'm sure.
3 Hardy’s Sandwick Silhouette. 
J (7,2). 1 Hardy’s Sandwick Silhouette. Third in the last class where she was up against two cracking
puppies, She has a lovely head which she carries so proudly, a lovely body shape lovely flowing gate. Very
promising. 2 Whittington’s Esterbon Three Kisses For Tighness. Correct head shape nice body tone moved
well needs her coat to complete the picture. 3 Johnson, Jacob, Johnson’s. Tooralies I Spie with
Willowthorn.
Y (6,1). 1 Miles Amoureye Blue Mist Of Milesend. A quality blue that stood out on entering the ring, head
handles well, lovely eye, well filled forface correct body shape, correct angulation front and rear, correct
flowing movement. 2 Truemans Carolelen Chorus Line. Neat well placed ears gave this young lady a lovely
melting expression, move well to cover the ground with drive, well presented. 3 Johnson, Jacob, Johnson
Tooralies I Spie with Willowthorne.
N (9,3). 1 Withers Stanydale Lady Be Good. Very honest sable correct head good body shape. Very well
presented, moved with drive and extension. 2 Hardy’s Sandwick Silhouette. First in junior. 3 Winfield’s
Carolelen Classic Star By Oakcroft.
G (12,1) 1 Fransham’s Sheltysham Bedazzled at Franmead. This tri stood out on entering the ring, correct
head, eyes and ears giving a super melting expression, moved well to cover the ground with ease. 2 Hull’s
Lizmark Blue Lalique. A well made blue, sound on the move, needs her coat to complete the picture. 3
Tooralies I Spie with Willowthorn.
PG (8,0). 1 Greenhills Mohnesee Diamonds N Pearls JW. A quality blue who caught my eye as she entered
the ring. Good head neat well placed ears good bone, lovely top line, moved well and in harmony with
her handler, well presented. 2 Ridings Rannerdale Lady Estella for Torinska. Sable in good coat, balanced
head supported by a well arched neck. Moved with purpose to cover the ground with ease. 3 Briggs &
Hoare Briggsview Opalesque.
L (13,4). 1 Clegram & Berry’s Smiddyshaw I'll be There for U. At just over 2 years this quality bitch stood
out, super head and melting expression, well constructed front and rear moved with drive to cover the
ground so well. one for the future. 2 Root’s Sherolie Heavenly Charm at Carolelen. Lovely dark sable,
super head, correct eye shape, well filled fore face good bone, moved with grace, presented so well. 3
Moore’s Shetlo Love And Laughter.
O (9,1). 1 Parkes Ch Milesend Gold Token At Eljetia JW. What a super example of the breed. Head toped
with neat well placed ears, Lovely melting expression, strong supportive neck set in well laid shoulders,
strong pasterns, moved so well to cover the ground with ease, very well presented. Bitch CC and res BOB
lost out on the ref decision for BOB. 2 Hateley’s Ch Willowgarth Tangerine lace at Mohnesee JW. A very
nice example of the breed, super sheltie head toped with neat ears, classic eye shape, melting
expression, lovely body shape, moved with ease, very well presented. 3 Lycett’s Shebaville saucy secret at
Iliad JW.
SP O SABLE & WHITE (10,3) 1 Root’s Sherolie heavenly charm at Carolelen. Second in Limit. 2 Miles
Milesend Marthas star. A quality bitch, very good head qualities, correct angulation front and rear, very
well presented as always from this kennel. 3 Withers Luck be a lady.
SP O TRI, BLACK AND WHITE (11,5) 1 Thomass Ch Myter Eye to Eye. This 9 year bitch shows no sign of
her age, lovely head, supported by a strong arched neck set in correct well laid shoulders, moved well
and in harmony with her owner. A worthy Champion. 2 Gatheral’s Herds Hallucination JW. At 7 years this
sheltie still has a sparkle, moved well both coming and going, needs her full coat to complete the picture.
3 Baker & Pettits Myriehewe Ellie at Lakebank.
SP O BLUE MERLE (6,2) 1 Gruszka Samphrey Shades Of Blue ShCm. A very well presented blue, sparkling
well broken colour. Correct shoulders, lovely pasterns, well set tail moved with drive to cover the ground
so well. 2 Hounsell’s Stardust Girl at Cearthall. 3 Kennedy blue gamble at Donbeley.
Jim Peach (judge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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