Collie Association Open Show
3rd SpYD, Mr G Gray ' 20 months Tri, a shade deeper in stop but well-proportioned headpiece, ear carried well, strong neck into well laid shoulder, steep in upper arm not affording him the desired front reach on the move, stood on ample bone. Good depth of brisket, strong backline into well moulded croup and strong hindquarters. He was sound both ways with a steady side gait. '
SCCGB Open Show
Res PGD, Maxine Mellish
British Collie Ch Show
2nd PGD, John Geddes 'Preferred head and expression of winner. Good body and angulation Moved out well.'
Crufts Ch Show
2nd PGD, Sara Robertson ' Head in proportion with size of dog and good proportions, he moved well coming and going, but I found the rise over his loin was a little too much for me.'
Matlock Open Show
2nd JD/B, Angela Harvey 'All male litter brother to above. Excellent bone and feet, strong pasterns.
Very good muzzle. I just preferred the expression and ring attitude of his sister.'
Manchester Ch Show
1st JD, Fran Kaye ' Tri, all male masculine head, flat back, skull, ears could be tighter, well used neck, straight front, good depth of brisket, length of back and croup, moved well.'
Bridlington Open Show
1st AVNSC J, Colin Ashmore ' Two very breed typical litter brother & sister of nice quality & well proportioned throughout, nice size, clean wedge shaped head, parallel planes, medium size almond shaped eyes giving a lovely sweet intelligent expression, well placed ears, nicely arched muscular neck, well angulated front & rear quarters, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs, sound smooth true movement.'
LKA Ch Show
1st JD, Mr JG Francis ' Tri with excellent head properties, good undertow and flat skull with ears well placed. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders into straight front. Good length of body with nice rise over loin. Moved well.'
Collie Association Ch Show
2nd JD, Mrs J Milligan 'Tri boy slightly smaller than 1, with well developed head, good foreface and nice dark eye. Well angulated front and rear. Moved ok.'
L&P Ch Show
2nd JD, Isobel Griffiths '15 month tri with pleasing expression though ears carried a touch low. Firm, neat front feet and level topline. Another who was not too keen on today's flooring which reflected in his movement. Would have preferred to be outdoors I feel.'
Lancs & Cheshire Open Show
1st JD, RBD, Julia Swann 'Lovely expression nice breed type head well placed ears and mouth correct front well boned with deep chest well sprung ribs and firm top line tail set low good length of body he had a well angulation front and rear in very good coat and moved so well round ring showing all the time a quality dog.'
Pollard Open Show
2nd AVNSC J, Mr Goodwin 'Tricolour, good straight back with gentle slope over croup.'
Darlington Ch Show
1st JD, BD, Michelle Fort 'Pleasing for his overall type and construction, very attractive standing and moving, his head is well proportioned with nicely placed ears, well placed eye giving a pleasing expression, good length of neck and tail and ample bone, showed and moved well, maturing into a nice dog.'
City of Birmingham Ch Show
1st JD, Sue Hewart-Chambers 'attractive head with lovely tipped ears, medium sized dark eye, good planes, pleasing overall shape, good depth of body, good angulation front and rear, level topline rounded croup well set tail and carriage, tight arched feet and moved easily.
SCCGB Ch Show
Res JD, Stuart Mallard
EACA Ch Show
2nd JD/B, BPD, RBD, Mrs A Hodgson 'Tri litter brother to 1, nicely made all through, excellent coat, moved well.'
Leeds Ch Show
1st PD, BPIB, Mr K R Newhouse ' Very smart young lad with lovely head proportions and expression. Well shaped almond eye of correct size. Very good front and rear construction giving good, firm movement.'
NWPB Ch Show
1st PD, BPIB, RDCC , Steve Barratt 'saw something in this dog that said this dog has a bright future, lovely clean head, no coarseness at all, neat well placed ears of good leather, underjaw, flat skull, nice rich tan, correct placed shoulders good body and spring of rib, well let down behind, good tail set, moved very well with level topline around the ring very sound coming and going pleased to award him BP and RCC don't think owner realised what she had won'
London Collie Club Ch Show
1st PD, Eleanor Kitchen 'well up to size, presented in a jet black coat which gleamed, good body shape, neck, and well developed head, with two dark eyes and ears nicely tipped , ample bone, neat feet which enabled him to move out well, very attentive to his handler.'
British Collie Club Open Show
2nd PD, Ann French
Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show
1st PD, BPD, BD, BPiB, BOB, BiS, BPiS, Duna Jones 'Up standing dog who took my eye immediately. Balanced head, well placed eye, good body and lovely neck tipped by neat ears which he used all the time. Moved well.' (Rod Slater In Show Awards)
Collie Association Open Show
1st PD, BPD, BD, BOSIB, Mr J Smith ' 9 months tri. Well grown & up to size. Won the class on his better front movement. Has a nicely balanced head with correct earset. Dark eye of good shape & correctly set, strong underjaw & good bite. Liked his expression. Confident mover with decent forward reach, sound body. BD, BPD'
Smooth Collie Club Open Show
1st PD, Marianne Benton 'Tri of 9 mths. Well developed head, good muzzle, stop needs to clear, nice dark eyes, good ear set, adequate neck, good length in back. Good turn of stifle. Just preferred overall balance of the MP winner'
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show
1st PD, BPD, Ann Hassock 'Well grown tri, nice expression, well filled foreface, ears a little heavy. Moved well.'
WELKS Ch Show
3rd Puppy D, Mr A Wight
Res. AVNSC Puppy, Lynne Salt
Scottish Breeds Ch
1st PD, Mike Vincent 'well presented. Well balanced head, dark eye, good length of neck, good front. Would prefer slightly better lay of shoulder & topline still needs to tighten. Moved freely.'
British Collie Club Ch
3rd PD, Mr C-P Fricke
1st J, BPIB, Pastoral Puppy Group 2, Yvonne McGrath 'Littermates and similar comments apply to both very well put together puppies, good bone and lovely for type. Well set ears and good fill of muzzle. Just felt the male was more mature and pulled it all together on the day. I will be interested to see how they both develop.'