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Collies, Rough - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

A VARIED selection of news this week including Scottish Collie of the Year, a club open show, some sad memories and a new club secretary.      London and Provincial held their first open show at Bletchingly Village Hall, Redhill, Surrey with Tracy Jackson (Sassari) centre stage.     ...

Collies, Rough - week 8Updated : 14/02/2017

NOT MUCH show news for you this week but a few interesting facts for those who keep records.      In the latest issue of the KC Stud Book volume XB, which will be available later in the year, shows that there were a total of five male JW winners and eight bitches that are only entered by virtue of a JW c...

Collies, Rough - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

WEST OF England CS would advise of a change of judge for its forthcoming open show to be held on April 2 at East Huntspill Village Hall. Austin Hornby (Tanzennny) will now be judging ALL Rough Collie breed classes.      It has been rather quiet in the Finney household, following the loss of Leo, a fine u...

Collies, Rough - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

LAST WEEKEND saw a gathering of multiple CC and RCC winners, many BP winners and a new venture for the BCC – contestants for Veteran of the Year.      In all 57 different Collies had accepted their invitations to attend this prestigious and social event for 2017. Held at the Derbyshire Hotel, Notti...

Collies, Rough - week 5Updated : 26/01/2017

THERE were two shows on one day as we saw Manchester at Stafford with no CCs and Northumberland and Durham Club open show.      Firstly at Stafford, Morag McCarte from Scotland and who has the Roughrigg Collies had a lovely entry of 68, giving a total of 74 entries, but with absentees.    ...

Collies, Rough - week 4Updated : 18/01/2017

SOME SAD news to start with as a message was received from Duna Jones and Josh to say that Maverick, better known as Ch Erjon Ebony Byron, had been given sleep to avoid further suffering.      An upstanding, loveable tricolour, he made his mark in the show ring when he took his first CC at Northumberland...

Collies, Rough - week 3Updated : 11/01/2017

ALTHOUGH by the time you read this, Christmas and the new year will have been packed away for another 11 months, our show scene will have returned.      Boston is based in the East of England Showground but has no CCs for our breed and is one of the last qualifiers for the great event in March – ...

Collies, Rough - week 1Updated : 29/12/2016

THANKS to Geoff Duffield who sent over some very interesting information concerning his latest judging appointment at the Internationale Rassehund – Ausstellung at Kassel in Germany      From an entry of 61, his winner, Ch Paper Moon vom Haus Rosenpracht (Ch A Diors Sunset Boulevard ex Hungry Eye...

Collies, Rough - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

OUR LAST show for 2016 arrived at the LKA, where Christine Collins (Triburle) was centre stage. With an entry of 101 from 91, this was another of our higher breed entries for the year. Brenda Cooney took the honour of making up Jopium Stole My Heart at Lingwell (Jamie) who now joins our upper house of new champions and also ...

Collies, Rough - week 50Updated : 07/12/2016

BOTH BRITISH Collie and Midland Collie held their last shows for the year. Both had received similar entries, with BCC having 57 Roughs and 14 Smooths, while MCC had 42 Roughs and did not schedule Smooths. Both shows had absentees and some exhibitors attended both getting the full festive feeling for the weekend.  &n...

Collies, Rough - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

THE LAST club championship show for the year took place last weekend at Coventry with a respectable entry of 147 Roughs and 25 Smooth Collies.      This is the first year that the CA has held its show without benching and arrangements to cover this suited many of the exhibitors and would also make a fi...

Collies, Rough - week 48Updated : 23/11/2016

I HAVE to start with an important message from the officers and committee of the West of England CS. A vacancy has occurred for the position of secretary to the club and all applications, in confidence, should be sent to chairman Phil Amos at 1 Addiscombe, Over Stowey, near Bridgewater, Somerset T5 1HN. The successful app...

Collies, Rough - week 47Updated : 16/11/2016

MOST OF the Collie people are aware of Ann Page, often showing her Collies from her chair and I am so pleased to be able to report, and these are words direct from Ann: “that after 31 years of showing dogs, she has, at last achieved her first ever Junior Warrant”. This was with Lynmead Amalie Bring Me Back (L Lov...

Collies, Rough - week 46Updated : 09/11/2016

ONE OF our ‘newcomers’ to the breed, Elaine and Mark Munday, took BOB and G4 with their first ever show dog Amalie Lynmead Hi Holly.      Elaine, who lives in Holbury, near Southampton fits in her showing along with a full time job in the NHS, so attendance at shows is often limited. They h...

Collies, Rough - week 45Updated : 02/11/2016

INCLUDED below is a report as promised from Val Tame on the recent Discover Dogs held at the ExCel in London. Val Tame writes: “2016 saw the 20th anniversary of the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs in London. For the first year or so it was held at Olympia then moved to Earl’s Court and on to its present home th...

Collies, Rough - week 44Updated : 26/10/2016

LONDON Collie held a very well supported open show at Chieveley Village Hall on Saturday and a very warm welcome for all the exhibitors waited. Although the mist took time to clear and a chilly morning started the day off, by the end of the day the sun shone with some very happy exhibitors. This is an excellent venue and the...

Collies, Rough - week 43Updated : 19/10/2016

WITH NO major shows this weekend in the UK, Gwen Beadon took her annual trip over to Germany to attend the Dortmund Bundessieger show with Ch Angelfield Heaven Can Wait (Elvis). The judge for this was Marion Ten Cate, entered in the champions class he was placed V1 and according to Gwen, this gave him two more CACs for his G...

Collies, Rough - week 42Updated : 12/10/2016

FOR THIS week’s shows, all roads bar one led to Ayr, where the popular Ayrshire Collie Club held not only its ch show, but also its famed social evening following the event, so not only show clothes packed but also glamorous attire for the evening.      This year the entry was 113, made up of 39 ...

Collies, Rough - week 41Updated : 06/10/2016

QUITE A busy few show days to report on. First what a lovely way to end a puppy career with BP, BB and RBOB, this for Fleur, known to many by her correct name of Lovely Flower du Bois des Amazones for Corisian. Shown by Jo Brooker for Emma and Pat at Driffield, where we do not have CCs until 2019 and then only for a trial pe...

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