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Collies, Smooth - week 25Updated : 15/06/2017

THE LONDON CC held its championship show at Digswell, Herts. and to celebrate the club’s 70th anniversary (founded in 1947) there were special gifts all round for BIS and BPIS, very kindly donated by major awards judge Penny Sewell, and for BOB Smooth and Rough. Every exhibitor also received a bright red LCC bag, very ...

Collies, Smooth - week 24Updated : 08/06/2017

THE BCC held its open show at the regular Overseal venue. Ann French judged the Smooth Collies. 17 Smooths were entered with six of them absent, however Ann had plenty of quality to work with.          BB and BOB was Jacqui Hartley’s two year old tricolour Foxearth Finnish Spiri...

Collies, Smooth - week 23Updated : 02/06/2017

DUNA JONES judged the Smooth Collie entry at the Yorkshire CC open show and drew an entry of 13 with only four absentees.      What an exciting win for Debra Bell’s nine month old tri puppy Koczkodan Nostromo who swept the boards with BD, BOB, BIS and BPIS – a fantastic win for the lad. He wa...

Collies, Smooth - week 22Updated : 26/05/2017

THE CA held its open show jointly with the SCC at Baginton. It had invited Joe Smith (Mawgli) to judge the nine classes, and he drew an entry of 32 with 11 absent.      BB and BOB was Jean Sweeney’s three and a half year old blue merle Plaisance Blue Belle (Ch MacGee’s Street Spirit at P ex B...

Collies, Smooth - week 21Updated : 18/05/2017

AT THE Lancs and Cheshire CC champ show while Trevor Hayward was judging the Rough Collie bitches, Mrs Hassock judged an entry of 28 Smooths with four absent.      She found her DCC winner in Ann French’s sable and white Breckamore Blushing Groom (Ch Foxearth Flock Master for B ex Foxearth Sticky F...

Collies, Smooth - week 20Updated : 11/05/2017

AT THE National Celia Vines drew an entry of 23 Smooths with five absent. BCC and BOB was Trevor and Birgit Hayward’s Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth. Petra then went on to take third in a very high quality pastoral group judged by Jean Lanning.      DCC, his third and title went to Bob ...

Collies, Smooth - week 19Updated : 05/05/2017

AT WELKS, Albert Wight judged Smooth Collies with an entry of 32 and only six absent. He found his BCC winner in Trevor and Birgit Hayward’s Ch Clingstone’s Hot Show at Foxearth, who went on to be shortlisted in the last eight in the group, and DCC, his fourth, went to Ann French’s homebred blue merle Breck...

Collies, Smooth - week 17Updated : 21/04/2017

PLENTY of news from the shows to record this week: Marianne Benton went to Chertsey, held at the Berks. College of Agriculture, Maidenhead where Amy Kinsey was judging, and Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle (Piper) won BOB then went on to G2 from Tony Iley (Ileyda Roughs).      The following day Marianne w...

Collies, Smooth - week 16Updated : 13/04/2017

I NOW HAVE the correct results for the WECS open show thanks to Sheila Beeney. Plaisance Blue Belle won BB, BOB and RBIS for Jean Sweeney and Richard and Jo Denton’s junior dog Brackenhaye Fields Of Gold won BD and RBOB.      Delia Moores’ new baby Manordeifi Bow Regard won BP Smooth and RBD....

Collies, Smooth - week 15Updated : 06/04/2017

I HEARD from Kate Giddings the other day telling me that the Smooth Collie Obreedience Team has been reformed, and that they had just won their first heat which was held at the NSDTR Club’s Rally and Obedience Event at Solihull Riding Centre with judge Jenny Butters. There were ten teams of different breeds entered, wi...

Collies, Smooth - week 14Updated : 30/03/2017

OUR SMOOTH Collie ambassador Petra, otherwise known as Trevor and Birgit Hayward’s tricolour bitch Ch Clingstones Hot Shot at Foxearth has hit the headlines once again. At Scottish Breeds she won the BCC, her 19th in a good entry of 22, went on to BOB and then, under Valerie Foss she won BIS.      ...

Collies, Smooth - week 13Updated : 23/03/2017

THE SCC of GB held its annual breed seminar at the Calf Heath Hall, Wolverhampton with Beverley White, Penny Sewell and Tony Foulston as the assessors.      The seminar began with the detailed introduction to the breed Standard, then the hands on and mentoring session took place and finally the eight can...

Collies, Smooth - week 12Updated : 16/03/2017

AT CRUFTS Beverley White drew an entry of 60 Smooths with only eight absent, this number including seven overseas visitors. BCC and BOB was Trevor and Birgit Hayward’s Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth (Petra) winning her 18th CC.      This just rounded off a lovely if quite exhausting wee...

Collies, Smooth - week 11Updated : 10/03/2017

THE BCC held its championship show with Mr C P Fricke judging the Smooths with an entry of 46. BCC and BOB was Trevor and Birgit Hayward’s Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth and she went on to take BIS from judge Jeff Luscott, an exact repeat of last year’s BCC result.      RBCC went ...

Collies, Smooth - week 10Updated : 02/03/2017

THE KENNEL Club Breed Records Supplement for the final quarter of 2016 gives us a Smooth Collie registration figure of 18 – one blue merle dog and two bitches, five sable and white dogs and two bitches and five tricolour dogs with two bitches, together with one of a KC unrecognised colour produced from a litter sired b...

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

THE LATEST Kennel Club Journal gives us the names of two CC judges for this year: at the London CC Smooth Collies will be judged by Eleanor Kitchen with Penny Sewell doing BIS, and the London and Provincial CC has invited me to judge the Smooths and Stephen Clark will do BIS.      At the Yorkshire CC ope...

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

MY APOLOGIES to Ann French for omitting her RCC result at Manchester with Ch Foxearth Flock Master for Breckamore, bringing his total, according to my records, to 14 CCs and nine RCCs. Sheldon has not really been campaigned much this year making way for several promising youngsters who Ann has brought out.    ...

Collies, Smooth - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

WHAT A wonderful two days for Birgit and Trevor Hayward at Manchester. BCC and BOB under Delia Moores with Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth (Petra), then winning the pastoral group which was judged by John Ritchie, and on returning the next day, Petra took BOSIS from Martin Freeman. Bred by Miss Asikainen in Finlan...

Collies, Smooth - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

SHEILA Beeney’s 11-month-old tricolour bitch Ginnie (Brackenhaye When We Dance) had a lovely day at the Taunton open show where she took AVNSC pastoral puppy and then won the puppy group under Jenny Whitfield.      She is by Alopex Matt Finnish ex Ch Kevranna Theras Enate Echo and was bred by Richa...

Collies, Smooth - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

THE FUNERAL service for Brian Trundley was held at Alford Crematorium – a goodish way north of Boston in Lincolnshire on Jan 10 and the small chapel was packed with some seventy or more relatives, friends, neighbours and dog folk. One of Brian’s favourite Smooths Herbie, sat quietly beside Brenda at the front pew...

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