S Border Collie C, 09/04/17
At the Southern Border Collie club’s championship show judge Peter Simmons awarded BIS to Annette Walters’ bitch, Sh Ch Goytre Daddy’s Saucie Girl, and RBIS was Judith Gregory’s bitch, Tonkory Putting On The Style. Pictured here are secretary Karen Angier, BIS judge Peter Simmons, dog judge Fiona Mitchell and bitch judge Vicky Green.
photos Alan V Walker
Thank you to the committee for giving myself the honour of judging BIS, BP, BV & junior handling, brace. I had a lovely day the hospitality of your club was a credit to you all, superb rings with a quality entry. Thank you to the judges for sending quality dogs through to battle for top honours.
My BIS was the bitch, Walters’ Sh Ch Goytre Daddys Saucie Girl, a bitch from the top draw in quality, loved her expression so feminine with a pleasing eye, good reach of neck into superb shoulders, good front assembly, well boned but not overdone, good depth of chest, superb length to height ratio, nice turn of stifle, good rear angulation, excelled on the move coming & going with a superb side gait that won her top honours, good condition & showed so well for handler, so well balanced. Happy to award this girl BIS; RBIS, this was the RBCC, Gregory’s Tonkory Putting On The Style, what a prospect still a junior, but carries star quality in full, loved her head & expression with good tipped ears, lovely dark shaped eye, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, nice front construction with enough bone, pleasing depth of chest, good overall shape, good rear angulation, moved at ease with the minimum of effort covering the ground coming & going, so well balanced with the handler on the move showing off her superb side gait holding her topline. Good muscletone, in good condition. Sure to have a promising future as she matures; BD & BV, Stacey’s Bilyara Orapa, 8 years old & credit to handler & owners this boy was turned out in immaculate. Good head, well balanced with semi pricked ears which he used to his advantage, good front assembly, well boned but not overdone, good height to length ratio, good rear angulation, excelled on the move coming & going with a pleasing side gait, at one with handler who got the best out of him; BP, Kerr’s Sheltysham Son Of Swag for Borderclan, nearly 9 months old proper old school, not overdone in any way but excels quality, pleasing head & expression with a lovely eye, good reach of neck into a good lay of shoulder, good front, good bone, nice tight feet, good overall shape, so well balanced. Good rear angulation, in good condition, moved with minimum of effort covering the ground with ease & reach. At one with his handler who got the best out of him on the day, this boy will get better & better as he matures. Sure to have a promising future, will follow his progress with interest; & RBP, Hartfield’s Moshanta Must Be Moving, nearly 9 months old, a bitch of top quality, pleasing head, good expression with a nice dark eye, good shoulders, good front assembly, good overall shape, good rear angulation, good condition, well balanced, not quite as forward as the male, & not as fluent on the move, but it had been a long day for the babies. Sure she will have a great future.
JUN HANDLING – 12-16 years (2) My stars of the day. Following all the rubbish about harsh handling in the press these two girls excelled in kind & gentle handling getting the best out of the dogs. As many years ago I was lucky enough to actually be in the first ever junior handing final & think I know what’s needed to get the best from ones dog at such a young age. These two girls did not let me down in any way, the way they both went about the task of getting the dogs stood & stood correct was amazing, with the smooth stacking of the front legs to smoothly running their hands over the dogs topline to position the rear legs correctly, it was so good to see this as for me a lot of that has left the show scene, plus judging handling not the dogs, so I want to see the handler work. On the move was no different both moving their dogs at the pace of the dog so to look at one in motion which is required to make the dog & handler blend together, leads for the most was at the right length in my mind any way but it did lengthen at some stage so I gave them a few tips how to make sure the lead stays the same length. Two lovely young ladies who will have a great future, it was a hard choice to split the handlers but afraid I had to. 1 Lauren Goddard; 2 Jessica Bootes. PETE SIMMONS
DOGS – Thank you to the officers & committee for your invitation to judge dogs at your championship show & for your kind hospitality shown to my family & myself.
Thank you to my stewards for their hard work & efficiency in the running of my ring.
I really enjoyed my day & thanks must go the exhibitors for their entry.
Presentation on the whole was excellent. Thank you.
MP (4) A quality class of puppies, my top two placings were excellent specimens of the breed & could easily change places on another day. Will watch these boy’s careers with interest. Thank you for bringing them under me. 1 Kerr’s Sheltysham Son Of Swag for Borderclan, 7 month old b/w puppy, beautiful head & expression, semi erect ears used well, lovely shape, good reach of neck with good shoulders, good bone, tight feet & rear angulations. Moved well with good reach. Attentive to his handler, beautifully handled & presented. BPD & BP; 2 Beaumont’s Kanamaren Trick Of The Tail at Borderbeau, 8 month old with very similar qualities to 1, lovely head & shape, moved well. Just preferred the movement of 1 on the day. Well handled & presented; 3 Kinton & Davis’ Kinaway All Is Said Done for Jacamalis. P (6) 1 S Son Of Swag for B; 2 K Trick Of The Tail at B; 3 Smith’s Birkcross What’s It All About. J (11) 1 Kinsey & Baxter’s Roseley House Of Stark, 12 month old b/w medium sized dog, nice shape & masculine head, lovely bone, moved well to win class; 2 Walter’s Goytre Hiding My Heart, 16 month old b/w dog, nice head & expression, good length of leg, moved well, just preferred the movement of 1 on the day; 3 Spencer’s Tobermory All About Banksy. Y (6) 1 Tunnicliff’s Littlethorn Manta, 19 month old b/w dog of medium size, lovely dark head & expression, good reach of neck onto well laid back shoulder placement, moved with drive to win class; 2 Davies’ Foxbarton Kings Noble, 13 month old, medium sized dog, finer in bone to 1, firm topline held well on the move, moved better in this class; 3 Metherell’s Starside Proper Job. G (6) 1 Spencer’s Tobermory Talk Of The Town, 17 month old b/w dog of medium size, pleasing head & expression, good body shape, lovely bone, & sound movement coming & going, holds topline on the move, moved with drive. Think this win gave him his final point for JW, well done. Well handled & presented; 2 Good’s Shemella Frosted Moon, 2 year old dog of medium size, good reach on neck, nice head & expression, moved well with drive; 3 Edmonds’ Tazaeos Solar Storm. PG (11) 1 Ambler’s Caleykiz Time To Boogie, 2 year old b/w dog, lovely head pattern, good shoulders, nice body shape, good front & rear angulations, held topline on move, moved with drive; 2 Mears’ Jupavia Dreaming Of You, 3½ year old b/w dog of medium size, lovely head & expression, nice body shape, moved well, however I just preferred the movement of 1 today. Well presented; 3 Good’s Shemella Frosted Moon. ML (4) 1 Carley’s Jupavia Made For You, 3 year old dog, good head & expression, well laid back shoulder, good bone, lovely shape, moved well with drive & reach, very well presented & handled as you would expect from this kennel; 2 Tiller’s Foxbarton Kings Knight, 3 year old s/w top size dog, good bone & shape, dark eyes, moved well in this class; 3 Brierley’s Bramblesaz Aqua Freedom. L (10) 1 Wiltshire’s Caleykiz Thunderstruck, bl/w dog, 2 year old with pleasing head & expression, well laid back shoulders, good reach of neck, topline held well on the move, well presented & handled, considered him for the CC & RCC, however, he just did not move as well in the challenge as in his class, on a another day it may have been a different story, thank you for bringing him under me; 2 Geering & Quinto’s Quinora Secret Agent, almost 3 years of age, medium sized dog, good body shape, firm topline held well on move, well handled & presented to get the best from him; 3 Good & Lewis’ Shemella Black Shadow. O (7) 1 Gregory’s Tonkory Because I Am Yours, 6 year old b/w mature dog of medium size, lovely head & expression that was all masculine without being coarse, good reach of neck, onto well laid shoulder placement, lovely bone & shape, firm topline held well on the move, sound movement with drive & reach, was pleased to award him the RCC. Very well handled & presented as you would expect from this kennel, unlucky to meet my DCC winner. Thank you for allowing me to judge him; 2 Fawcett’s Sh Ch Laceway Photo Finish, a worthy Sh Ch, flashier dog than 1, but I just preferred the movement of 1 on the day. Lovely head, expression & shape, moved with drive, very well handled & presented. A worthy Sh Ch. Thank you for bringing him under me; 3 Tullacrest Signd Styld Delivered to Bilyara. V (5) 1 Stacey’s Bilyara Orapa, 7 year old b/w dog of medium size, & not looking his age at all. Lovely head & expression, erect ears sensitive in use, dark eyes, good reach of neck onto well laid back shoulders, beautiful shape, moved really well with drive & good reach, held his topline well. Very well presented & was at one with his handler, immaculately presented & handled. Was delighted to award him the DCC (his second I believe) & BV. Good Luck for his third, hope it comes real soon. Was delighted to see him go BV under Peter Simmons, BIS judge. Thank you for bringing him under me; 2 Tansley’s Bilyara River Ranch, little brother to 1, another lovely dog, who was unfortunate to meet his brother today. Similar attributes to one, moved & handled well; 3 Kerr & Gay’s Pawtails Sunkist Celt for Triplewitch.
BV was the DCC winner Violet Stacey’s Bilyara Orapa, handled by Sarah Stacey and RBV was Mrs S Beaumont’s bitch, Borderbeau with Attitude. Also pictured are with secretary Karen Angier, BIS judge Peter Simmons, bitch judge Vicky Green and dog Judge Fiona Mitchell.