Collie Club of NSW October Championship Show
Judge: Ms Miranda Blake (UK) "Corydon"
BEST IN SHOW
Best In Show
Mirriyuula Illusion By Design (A & T Jenkins)
Runner up Best in Show
Ch Baqilodge Romani Traveller ( J Dally & R Ford)
Baby Puppy In Show
Strathaven Royal Command ( S Ryan)
Minor Puppy In Show
Vedamea Talk it Up ( B&L Ryan)
Puppy in Show
Breagha Masquerade ( M Grant)
Junior in Show
Albermayne Dream Weaver (P Wortington)
Intermediate in Show
Mirriyuula Illusion By Design (A & T Jenkins)
Australian Bred in Show
Ch Cathkin Mr Sandman (G Jones)
Open in Show
Ch Cathkin Hello Mr Heartache ( A Hopkins)
Veteran 7 – 10 in Show
Ch Albermayne Dark and Desirable (L Chell)
Veteran 10+ in Show
Ch Vedamea I’m Nobody's Alibi ( J Wilkinson)
Neuter in Show
Ch Swinbrad The Cutting Edge ( C Roberts)
Best Members Exhibit
Ch Baqilodge Romani Traveller ( J Dally & R Ford)
Ch Cathkin Mr Sandman
Ch Baqilodge Romani Traveller
Ch Cathkin Hello Mr Heartache
Cliffglynn No Charge Fmy Kisses
BEST COLOURED SABLE
Albermayne Dream Weaver
BEST COLOURED BLUE MERLE
Albermayne Blueberry Ash
RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW
I wish to thank the officers and committee of the club for inviting me to judge, and for the beautiful gifts that I will treasure forever. Thanks also to Toni, my super-efficient ring steward and scribe. Also to the exhibitors for their beautifully presented dogs and good grace. Finally thanks to the dogs themselves, who gave their all in quite hot conditions.
I was so excited to come and judge in Australia, this was my first appointment since 2003 in WA. I do visit regularly as I co-own two males in Tasmania, and I am a member of the TCA. I am also very passionate about the breed, and I have visited, judged or exhibited at collie shows all over the world.
The Collies in Australia are unique in that they are rarely judged by breed specialists, so they must be very sound in order to do well at the majority of shows – something that is sadly not applicable in Europe. Also, the Australian breeders have had access to many of the European and American lines, either through imports of dogs or semen. Plus you can also mate Roughs to Smooths, something that we cannot do in most of Europe. These advantages have been used well, and what I saw today reflected that melting pot. I did not see really extreme modern or American types, as I would in Europe, but a successful blend. My main winners could win anywhere in the Collie world. Congratulations!
AUST BRED DOG
Dally, Ford and Goodman’s CH COLLEGIATE AROSSA STAR
Four year old sable, super substance with a very correct type of head. Lovely flat skull, excellent ears, super expression, good angulation. I would like a little more strength in pastern and top line. Moved very soundly. CC and RUBOB.
Dally and Ford’s CH BAQILODGE ROMANI TRAVELLER
Beautiful 18 month tri. Superb feminine head, excellent balance, beautiful eye and expression, excellent construction, super front and length of back. Excellent angulation. Carrying a little too much weight but moves very soundly with excellent level top line. CC, BOB and RUBIS, best gaited.
BABY PUPPY DOG
S. Ryan’s STRATHAVEN ROYAL COMMAND
Very sweet boy, super angles for his age. Lovely type of head, beautiful eye and expression. I would like a little more under jaw. He was enjoying his day. Very promising. BBIS
MINOR PUPPY DOG
B&L Ryan’s VEDAMEA TALK IT UP
Very handsome tricolor with a lot of scope. Very clean head with no depth at all. Super ears and eyes. He needs to clear a little stop. Excellent angulation, very sound mover, would like a bit more weight on him. RDCC, BMIS
Reeves’ IZKAZE LE CORSAIRE.
I love this little boy’s head pattern, beautiful expression, excellent eyes and ears. I just wish there was more of him. Moves soundly and beautifully presented.
Stephenson’s CLIFFGLYNN BRAZEN PLAYBOY
I like this boy’s size and substance but he is very round in skull at the moment. I would like more length in head overall. But super dark eye excellent ears and moves soundly.
Grant’s BREAGHA MASQUERADE
Upstanding blue male, beautifully presented, super colour, excellent clean head. He needs to clear a little in stop, beautiful eye shape, excellent ears and expression, in excellent condition, super bone and substance, super angulation, moves with reach and drive. Very promising. CC, RUBOB. BPIS
Stephenson’s CLIFFGLYNN NOCHARGE FMY KISSES
Well-presented tri with a nice dark eye, but he needs to be much bigger all over. I hope he grows. Moves a little close behind and would like more reach in front. In good body condition. Best tricolor colour.
Gall’s ALBERMAYNE DREAMWEAVER
Well balanced sable, nice clean head type with a lovely eye shape and ears, lovely expression. He has correct angulation. He is in excellent coat of the correct type. He moved very soundly. BJIS, Best Sable colour.
Worthington’s ALBERMAYNE DREAM SEEKER
Tri dog with correct head type, nice and clean through the skull. He has correct ears. I would like a little more definition in stop and a darker eye. A little short in upper arm which affects his forward reach. In lovely condition. Moves well in the rear.
Reeves’ CH IZKAZE SEEKING SOLACE
Very honest sable, lovely coat, head pattern and eye shape. Super expression, well-constructed, super body condition, excellently presented, very sound mover.
Cochrane and Shipman’s CH SHANELG FINDERS KEEPERS
Lovely blue dog, correct type of head, I would like a flatter skull and a touch more under jaw. Excellent eye, ears and expression. Very well constructed. Very sound mover. Beautifully presented. Correct blue colour, but a little too much black for me.
Jones’ CATHKIN CAUSE UR AMAZING
Lovely quality type of dog, beautiful head type, excellent eyes and expression. Very nicely constructed. Would like a sounder temperament, then he would be a top class winner.
Van Mosseveld’s YIELD TO NONE NERO DI CAMBIANO (IMP ITA)
Handsome tri colour with super-size, bone and substance. Correct head type. Would prefer little more refinement to back skull. Correct eye shape and ear set. Moves soundly, just needs time to mature.
AUST BRED DOG
Jones’ CH CATHKIN MR SANDMAN
Lovely young dog. Very correct type. Lovely substance and balance. Very correct type of head that fits his body. Excellent eyes, ears and expression. Good under jaw and a well filled foreface. Correctly made, moves soundly, little close behind. Could be presented slightly better. BABIS , best headed
Hopkins’ CH CATHKIN HELLO MR HEARTACHE
Beautiful shaded sable sparklingly presented. I like the balance of this dog. There is nothing overdone about him. Very correct type of head. Lovely flat skull. Correct foreface and under jaw. Excellent eyes ears and expression. He is correctly angulated all through. Moved with purpose. He could keep going all day. I just wish his tail was lower set. Best coated
Rizzo’s CH MOHANACA ROCK THIS TOWN
Lovely mahogany sable, in excellent coat. Very correct type of head. Very lovely eye and expression. Moves soundly but would like a little more forward reach.
Cochrane and Shipman’s CH BALEDDA THE TIMELORD
Another lovely boy. Beautiful upstanding male. Superb construction. Super sound movement. Excellent coat and condition. Head is balanced, but would like more refinement in back skull and more under jaw.
Leslie’s CH CATHKIN FABIAN CANCELLARA
Almost 8 year old blue in excellent body condition. Beautifully presented coat. Has a correct type of head, but I would like a flatter skull. Nice shape eyes, correct ears, lovely expression, a little steep in upper arm which affects forward reach and causes his top line to roll. Very sound in rear.
MINOR PUPPY BITCH
Reeves’ IZKAZE LA COQUETTE
Very sweet little puppy. Beautiful eye and expression. Lovely skull, I would like slightly smaller ears. Well constructed and in lovely coat but she is too fat which affects her movement, but a very sweet baby.
Leslie’s MIRRIYUULA A MILLION DREAMS
Very sweet tricolor. Excellent head, beautiful dark eye, super flat skull. Lovely expression. Has one slightly light ear. Beautiful construction, fantastic front, so well muscled. Maintains a wonderful top line on the move, when moved at the correct speed. Very promising bitch.
Brentland Kennels CH YAXEKA MIDNIGHT IN MIAMI
Well-schooled tricolour. Beautifully presented. Excellent coat and condition. Her head is balanced. I like her eye and ears. Super foreface and under jaw but I find her a little low on leg. Hope her skull will flatten in time. Angulation is correct.
Fitzallen & Vivian’s CAYANO BOLD N BEAUTIFUL (AI)
Elegant, pretty tricolour. Lovely type of head, excellent ears and expression. She is well constructed but I find her a little loose in front at the moment. Very positive rear action.
Jenkins’ MIRRIYUULA ILLUSION BY DESIGN (AI)
Super elegant tri. Moves very soundly, with excellent top line and forward reach. Balanced head and flat skull, correct stop and under jaw. Lovely ears and dark eyes giving a wonderful melting, feminine expression. Beautifully presented jet black coat. My star of the day. CC, BOB and BIS & BIIS. Delighted to discover afterwards that she won her final points for her title. Congratulations, she could win anywhere.
Rizzo’s CH SANDCOURT DON’T U LOVER MADLY
Super elegant sable in her summer coat. Correct balance of head. Maybe she could be a little more refined in skull. Lovely dark eye, would like a touch more under jaw. Little short in upper arm but she moves very soundly.
AUST BRED BITCH
Jones’ CH CATHKIN JUST MY STYLE
Beautiful elegant tri bitch, lovely feminine size. Well balanced head, excellent eyes and ears, melting expression. Correct angulation. Excellent condition. She moves very soundly. Very promising.
McGuinness’ CATHKIN HOWZAT FOR LOVE
An elegant sable, head is balanced. I would like a little more fill in back skull. Eye is a little full, lovely correct ears, excellent angulation, moves very soundly.
Cochrane and Shipman’s CH BALEDDA SHADES OF AUTUMN
I like this bitch’s substance. Super angulation, head is balanced. I would like a little more refinement in back skull. Moves very soundly.
Worthington’s ALBERMAYNE GOLDEN SHADOWS
I like this bitch’s elegance. Nice pattern of head. Lovely dark eye, moves well. Just needs a bit more confidence.
Chell’s CH ALBERMAYNE SWEET ADDICTION CCD RN
I love this bitch’s femininity. Very honest little bitch all through. Correct type of head, lovely flat skull. Beautiful eye shape, ears could be a bit tighter. Correct angulation. Moves very soundly.
B&L Ryan & Wilkinson’s CH VEDAMEA ABOUT LAST KNIGHT
Elegant sable in her summer coat. Head is balanced, and fits her body. Little steep in upper arm which affects her forward reach. Would like to see her again in full bloom.
VETERAN BITCH 7-10
Chell’s CH ALBERMAYNE DARK N DESIRABLE CD RN HT
Lovely elegant 9 year old. In excellent condition for her age. Beautiful type of head. Lovely dark eye, excellent ears, sweet expression. Correct angulation, fit body condition and moves soundly.
Shipman’s SUP CH CATHKIN ALL THAT I AM
Beautiful 10 year old blue. Stunning colour. Beautifully put together. However, she’s much too fat and is favoring her shoulder today. Head is balanced but a little high over the eyes. Beautiful ears used all the time. She is loving her day out. I wish I could have judged her 5 years ago!
B&L Ryan & Wilkinson’s CH VEDAMEA IM NOBODYS ALIBI
Stunning 11 year old sable bitch in fantastic condition for her age. Beautifully tight feet. Has a beautiful type of head, clean all through. Beautiful eye and expression, excellent ears. Fantastic angulation. Still moves soundly. Again, I wish she was 5 years younger. She still had the quality and deserved the RBCC.
Robert’s CH NEUT CH SWINBRAD THE CUTTING EDGE
Beautiful sable male, fantastically presented, excellent type of head, beautiful eyes and ears, excellent masculine expression, correct size and substance, correct angulation. Much too fat today this made him roll on the move. A credit to his owner. BNIS.
Gall’s ALBERMAYNE BLUEBERRY ASH
Elegant blue, excellent ears, nice eye, would like a little more refinement in skull. Nice blue colour. Correct angulation and body length. I would like a touch more length of back. Best Blue Merle