Breed Notes 16th June 2023

Before the next show reports, congratulations are in order for Dr Lynda Boyle as she and Barrenclough Moon River who already holds a JW. Now a sprightly 10.5 years young she annexed the last point for her VW at Riddings Open Show from replacement judge Lana Robinson (Lavika Shetland Sheepdogs) Holly is now the 3rd VW winner for Lynda and her Barrenclough kennel.
Thursday saw many gather at Malvern for the Three Cos Ch show, this was a benched show but according to many reports covering most breeds, many chose not to take advantage of the benching and gathered around the ringside and took shelter from the sun, under the trees. However, it must be very disheartening for show societies to expend vast amounts of money on benching that is not used unless of course the weather alters!
The judge was Sheila Carlton, who many may actually recall, before her recent marriage as Sheila Hall and she is based in Kent. Looking back at her recent judging and I think her last appointment was Blackpool in 2017 and Richmond in 2015. Sheila has always had Roughs but is also approved for Finnish Lapphunds.
Her entry consisted of 37 males, 58 bitches and also included 1 NFC and according to Fosse, there were 7 males absent along with 15 ladies. Sheila has always favoured a particular type of collie and has, in fact, based her small kennel on those lines, so it was no surprise to see some of these as entrants present on the day.
Winning a 2nd CC was Takhisis Dream Weaver, who won Open and adds this to his 2 RCC wins, so far this year. Known at home as Dexter, he is now approaching Veteran Classes as he will celebrate his birthday in Aug of this year, homebred he is sired by Honky Tonk Man of River Tweed out of Beldones Duchess of Dreams.
Although called in for the RDCC, Sheila Telford’s shaded sable, Brilyn Born To Run for Glenbowdene missed out! as the winner of Graduate, at his second show, Lynmead Famous Lover owned and bred by Caz Waterhouse won it. He is sired by Ch Born To Be Quite Famous Lynmead out of Gift Wrapped With Love Lynmead and he was born in April 2021
Other class winners included: Lynmead Prince Charming for Ann Page and moved by his breeder – nice to see Ann back in the ring again as he won MP. Puppy was Chantique Abracadabra for Chantal and Andre Scott. Triburle Bluebolero won Junior; Eileen Pullin won PG with her Barrenclough Diamond Dawn at Myjacks whilst Brian & Odile took Limit with their Beldones Rocket Man and Lynda Boyle won Veteran with Barrenclough Diamond Days JW.
Now to the ladies, and a lovely phone call from the owner of the BCC, Caz Waterhouse confirmed this win. This was with her tricolour, bred by Jane Margetts who also received a phone call, immediately after BOB was declared, to let her know that Collingvale Chin Chin had won not only her class, Graduate, but the BCC as well and I am sure this must have cheered Jane up. This little lady was again attending just her 2nd show, the first being Bath where she also won her Graduate class. Born in May 2021, she is out of Jane’s blue merle, Lynmead Lemonade at Collingvale and sired by Fridens Xtra Chance for Salsina who, on his sire’s line is a grandson of Ch Lynmead Love of My Life and his dam carries lines to Bounty Blue de Midland Valley, to whom Caz awarded BPIB at a show abroad some years back.
Winning the RCC from Junior was Lynway Sun Blossom Through Gerian, owned by Gee McEntee but handled by breeder Doreen Clarke. She was born in December 2021, sired by Gerian Sundazzle out of Gataj Honey Bee with Gerian.
Other class winners were: Morag & Jim McCarte’s Roughrigg Red Lagertha handled by Hannah Walder, with whom she lives and won MP. Puppy went to the sister of the PD winner, Chantique Once Upon A Time for Chantal & Andre; Val Tame bred the PG winner in Rahlissa Toffee Cake for Denora and Norma Larkin and then won Limit with Riverside Song Xtra Sweet at Rahlissa. Brian & Odile won Open with Beldones Looks Like Fun and Ch Jopium Love Heart won Veteran for Jo Hodges and was then declared BVIB but as far as I am aware, there was no Veteran Group.
BOB went to Sophie and her sable boy and BPIB, thanks to Chantal & Andre who let me know that Smartie, Chantique Abracadabra took this award over his sister, Chantique Once Upon a Time and although they stayed for the puppy group, judged by Toni Jackson (Elbereth) they did not feature, neither did our adult under the same judge.
The usual good weather held for London Collie, now well established at the Doberman Training Ground where the normal Garden Party and celebrations were held for winners at previous shows but it was extremely warm and sunny.
The club caters for both Roughs and Smooths and had received a good paper entry but quite a few, belonging to committee members were not present and according to the schedule, the bitches were to be judged half an hour before males.
The judges for Roughs were Karen Colman Smith (Karlainia) who last judged at L&P in 2019 where the Hanvale duo took both awards in bitches and today, she was judging the dogs and had an entry of with 7 marked absent.
Taking the CC from Open was Beldones Rocket Man, a sable by Ch Roughrigg Rag n Bone Man out of Beldones Corradina, owned and bred by Brian & Odile
Standing 2nd in the same class was his sire, Ch Roughrigg Rag n Bone Man, who collected yet another RCC to add to his collection!
Other class winners included: Brilyn Worth The Wait for Sue Hawkins who won both MP and Novice. Andre & Chantal repeated their wins at 3 Cos but were alone today with Chantique Abracadabra. Starlenga Just As Well in the name of Christophe Terryn won Junior. Another standing alone was Tina May and her Camanna Careerchanging for Maqueeba. Robin Blaikie won Mid Limit with his tri, Kourika You’ll Do For Me and Hannah Walder again piloted Hanvale Arthur Shelby with Damos for Ellie Fuller to win Limit. Also alone in Veteran was Ann Page and her Lynmead Amalie Let Me Go.
John Catliff (Mallicot) was judging the ladies, his last appointment was at Crufts 2019 where he had the honour to judge the males. He had an original entry of 59 but again, quite a few absent.
Taking the first class was Brilyn Shows the Difference, litter sister to her MPD winner, sired by Ch Magical Moon of Lowlands Green Valley for Chantique out of Brilyn Loves The Difference and she too won MP and Novice. Puppy went to Chantique Once Upon A Time and owned by Chantal and Andre. Junior was a repeat of 3 Cos with Lynway Sun Blossom Through Gerian winning for Gee & Doreen; Morag & Jim McCarte won Graduate with with Roughrigg One of A Kind; Post Grad went to Andre & Chantal with Chantique Ooh La La and their Chantique Déjà Vu then won Mid Limit. Limit was a new lady to the show scene, this time, a blue, Riverside Song Instant Karma from Aaronwell (Imp Rom) bred by Olivia Cruscov and owned by John Congdon. Open went to Hannah & Simon with Ch Beldones La Vita Bella for Hanvale Whilst Jo Brooker won Veteran with Telforth Sweet Dreams to Corisian.
Now to the challenger, having won 3 classes, Chantal and Andre had to sort out handlers for their winners! BCC, her first following quite a few was the Mid Limit winner, Chantique Déjà vu. A sable, born in April 2019, she is sired by Mr Burberry of Lowlands Green Valley for Chantique (Imp Fra) out of Chantique Fairy Dust.  Taking the RBCC, and handled this time by husband Simon, was the Open winner, Ch Beldones La Vita Bella for Hanvale. BPB went to Chantique Once Upon A Time and BVB to Jo Brooker and Telforth Sweet Dreams to Corisian, who is now nearly 10 years young, sired by Ch Westoak Warlord ex Ch Amalie Lynmead Lucy Locket at Telforth.
At the end of the Rough judging, the Bitch took BOB with the dog RBOB & BOS.
Final In show awards were judged by Bev White who gave BIS to the smooth judged by Dareen Clarke, apologies for not having full results and also very many thanks to Julie Growcott, who despite showing her own dogs, also managed to keep me updated for most of the day until the heat got to her and she became unwell. Thanks for all you do for the Collie World but do remember to put you and your dogs first and results will still be there for the following day!


Carole Smedley