SCCGB Open Show (1), 14 May 2022 – Critique

Judge: Brian Hull (Lizmark)

Thanks to the committee for inviting me to judge there show and also the exhibitors for giving me such a lovely entry. Although I have never owned a Smooth I have always shown a keen interest in them ever since we started showing Roughs in 1965. I found today the overall quality to be first class, the dentition on all to be excellent, as was the movement on the majority.

Minor Puppy Dog (1,0)
1st: Wensley’s Constella Hazy Cosmic Jive.
8 month old puppy ,Nice clean head , well rounded muzzle ,good eye placement , well used ears ,all combined to give a nice expression. Good reach of neck into well angulated shoulders, good topline, length of tail and bend of stifle Moved with the enthusiasm of an 8 month old puppy. BMPD.

Puppy Dog (2,0)
1st: French’s Wynele Show Time.
9 month old Tricolour. Caught my eye as soon as he entered the ring for his overall substance and balance. Nice clean head good eye placement ,flat skull good ears which he used well to give a lovely intelligent expression, good reach of neck into well angulated shoulders good topline which was maintained when moving, excellent bend of stifle which enabled him to move with drive. When standing in profile he gave a lovely picture of posture and balance BPD & RBD.

2nd: Wesley’s Constella Hazy Cosmic Jive

Junior Dog (3,2)
1st: Wesley’s Constella Hazy Cosmic Jive

Special Yearling Dog (2,1)
1st: Riva’s Manordeifi Rock On
S/W good head and expression, well used ears, good reach of neck and topline, would prefer a bit more bend of stifle, but moved well.

Postgraduate Dog (2,1)
1st: Riva’s Manordeifi Rock On.

Limit Dog (3,0)
1st: Martin’s Shandlmain Blu Chief
B/M I found his head rather heavy, correct stop, good eye, well used ears, good reach of neck. Good topline, good bend of stifle, would like a clearer colour blue. Best mover in the class.

2nd: Howard’s Jack Mack’s Va Buidhinn Of Shandlmain (IMP DEU)
Tri, Nice clean head good foreface , good eye placement, correct stop, good ears used well, good topline. A nice well balanced dog but stifle and movement not as good as 1st.

3rd: Moores Manordeifi Bow Regard

Open Dog (1,0)
1st: Smith’s Ch/Multi Ch Winter Is Coming To tentola
B/M Although he stood alone in this class for me he was the star of the show. A lovely clean head, well filled foreface , good eye shape and placement, correct stop, (not to little not to much) well set ears flat skull, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders good topline which he maintained when moving, well bent stifle . He moved with reach and drive and when standing filled the eye for his outstanding balance and substance. BD & BOB.

Veteran Dog (2,2)

Minor Puppy Bitch (2,1)
1st: Naulls Wynele Whats The Story
S/W Good head and expression, good reach of neck, would have liked more angulation in the shoulder, good topline and bend of stifle . Moved well. BMPB

Puppy Bitch (6,2)
1st: Moores Blamorder High Hopes,
Tri Would have liked a fuller forface correct stop, good eye shape and setting, good ears and reach of neck, good shoulder angulation and topline, had the best bend of stifle in the class enabling her to move with drive. BPB

2nd: Richardson’s Lizoni Va Va Voom.
Tri Good head, nice eye placement good stop, well used ears, good reach of neck, adequate shoulder and rear angulation moved well.

3rd: Naulls Wynele Obsession

Junior Bitch (3,2)
1st: Forbes Zellamere Zsarina From Willowhurst.
Tri good clean head, good eye placement and shape, flat skull , good ears, nice reach of neck and top line good bend of stifle. Seemed to be weak on one back leg when moving, not lame but not moving true.

Special Yearling Bitch (4,2)
1st: Howards Shandlmain’s Sofistikate
Tri Nice overall well balanced bitch, good head eye ears flat skull giving nice expression, good reach of neck, well laid shoulders, good front, good topline, good bend of stifle. Moved with reach and drive.

2nd: Moores Manordeifi Rose Blossom
S/W Good eye, ears and reach of neck into well laid shoulders, good topline, would have liked a bit more bend of stifle.

Limit Bitch (5,3)
1st: Howards Brackenhaye Heartbreaker At Shandlmain (IMP DEU)
Tri. This for me was the star of the Bitches, she had substance, balance and ring presence, nice clean head good eye placement, flat skull, correct ear placement well used, good reach of neck into well laid shoulders, good topline and well bent stifle. Moved with reach and drive BB & RBOB.

2nd: Cowling’s Koczkodan Serenity
Tri, good clean head nice eye and expression, well used ears, good reach of neck, good shoulder angulation and topline well bent stifle. Moved well, when standing in profile gave the picture of well balanced Smooth Collie. RBB.

Open Bitch (0,0)

Veteran Bitch (5,0)
1st: Benton’s Oakestelle Venus De Milo VW
B/M. Would like a fuller foreface, but head is clean with good eye placement. Flat skull and correctly placed ears which she used to full advantage, good reach of neck, a lovely clear colour blue, to be critical I would like a bit more bend of stifle but she clinched this class with her superb movement, she flowed round the ring with effortless reach and drive. BVIB.

2nd: Beeney’s Ryecombe Jolly Jonquil At Coneypark
S/w good substantial bitch with a good head, stop and eye placement, flat skull, good reach of neck and shoulder angulation, well bent stifle. Moved well.

3rd: Moores Tomalca Buttons’n’Bows at Manordeifi

Brace (1,0)
1st: Moores brace of Sable and White
Moved round the ring in perfect harmony enjoying themselves.