Smooth Collie of the Year 2021

Held on 26th June at Roade Village Hall

Smooth Collie of the Year Judges: Bev White, Val Geddes and Graham Hill
Puppies and Veterans: Edith Pryor

SCOTY

Smooth Collie of the Year
Ch Brackenhaye Fields of Gold Mr R & Mrs J Denton

Best Opposite Sex
Ch Foxearth Fudge Wynele Mr B Naulls

SCOTY dogs

Best Dog
Ch Brackenhaye Fields of Gold
Mr R & Mrs J Denton

Reserve Best Dog
Multi Ch Winter is Coming to Tentola
Mr N & Mrs A Smith

Runner Up to Reserve Best Dog
Ch Coneypark Countdown for Allangill
Mr A & Mrs G Loader

SCOTY bitches

Best Bitch
Ch Foxearth Fudge Wynele
Mr B Naulls

Reserve Best Bitch
Blamorder Ice Cream Dream
Ms A Lusty, Mrs F Hutchings & Ms L Williams

Runner Up to Reserve Best Bitch
Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth
Mr T & Mrs B Hayward

POTY

Puppy of the Year
Ch Foxearth Formula One
Mr T & Mrs B Hayward

Reserve Puppy of the Year
Wynele Indian Ink
Mr B Naulls

VOTY

Veteran of the Year
Ch Clingstones Hot Shot at Foxearth
Mr T & Mrs B Hayward

Reserve Veteran of the Year
Ch Manordeifi Satin Doll of Koczkodan VW
Mrs K & Mr R Russell

Comments of the judges

SCOTY – Bev White

Smooth Collie of the Year 2021

I was honoured to be asked to be part of the judges’ panel for the 2021 SCOTY contest. This year it was held at a new venue, in very challenging Covid conditions and with the threat of rain so a huge well done to the committee who ensured that the contest ran so smoothly and with everyone appearing to have an enjoyable time.

Although there were absentees, my co-judges Val Geddes, Graham Hill, and I had 18 top quality dogs to go over. Despite the dogs having endured an enforced break due to the pandemic conditions, none appeared to be fazed by the event and all dogs and handlers put on an excellent performance.

Topping the lot and Smooth Collie of the Year was Jo Denton’s upstanding sable boy Ch Brackenhaye Fields of Gold – shown in super condition and always attentive to his handler, he covered the somewhat bumpy ground with ease and demonstrated why he is a worthy champion. Reserve to him was Nick and Ann Smith’s Multi CH Winter is Coming to Tentola. Now starting to mature, he too put up a good performance but was a bit over enthusiastic on the move today. Runner up to him was Gill and Alan Loader’s Ch Coneypark Countdown for Allangill – another in great condition and showing as if he’s never been away.

In bitches, a quality entry awaited. Best bitch was Bob Naulls Ch Foxearth Fudge Wynele – what an outstanding mover she is, so balanced and feminine, a dream. Reserve to her was Blamorder Ice Cream Dream owned by the partnership of Lusty, Hutchings and Williams. Put up a great performance but just pipped at the post by Fudge. Runner up was the evergreen Ch Clingstone’s Hot Shot at Foxearth. Despite her advancing years, she retains all her qualities and moved out well.

Bev White

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SCOTY – Graham Hill

The Smooth Collie of the Year 2021
I was honoured to be invited to be included in the judging panel at this prestigous Smooth Collie Club event.
It was great to be back judging again; my co-judges Mrs Bev White and Mrs Val Geddes and I enjoyed this well organised event at Roade Village Hall conveniently located near the M1. There was a plentiful spread of food and deserts at lunch which everyone appreciated. My thanks to the club organisers, ring stewards and helpers.

There was a very good cross section of dogs and bitches on show. It was very satisfying to see a group of dogs & bitches representative of breed quality.

Best Dog and Smooth Collie of the Year was Ch Brackenhaye Fields of Gold, one who was scored highly by the judging panel. A mature male, masculine in head, shapely and balanced in body who moved freely with a positive action.
Best Bitch was Ch Foxearth Fudge Wynele an exquisite bitch who, for me, ticked all the boxes. Attractive head and expression, front, body and hindquarters combine to present a well-proportioned balanced profile. Moved well and free.

Reserve Best Dog was Multi Ch Winter is Coming to Tentola, he scored highly with me being so well constructed, handsome head and expression, well made in body and standing on sound legs with movement to match.
Reserve Best Bitch was Blamorder Ice Cream Dream, a shapely feminine girl of pleasing proportions with free movement

One for me who needs a mention is the bitch Brackenhaye Shape O’My Heart who was free moving, of excellent size, make and shape and having an attractive feminine head. I am sure she has a bright future.
Thanks again for this opportunity to be part of a first-rate breed club event; I enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot!

Graham Hill

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