Judges Critiques

EASTERN COUNTIES SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB Championship Show 19th November 2017



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)




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
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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