Coventry Open Show
2nd JB, 1st PGB, Mike Vines ' 16 month sable Smooth Collie, did well to represent the breed, so much to like about her, just came up against a very strong OES, liked her for type, profile and presentation. Best of heads, especially well placed ears. Top and under lines good. So very well balanced on the move, reach and drive coupled to pace completed the picture. Well done.'
Scottish Kennel Club Ch Show
2nd JB, 1st PGB, Duna Jones
Collie Association Open Show
2nd Sp Yearling Bitch, Julia Swann
Smooth Collie Club of GB Open Show
2nd Junior Bitch, 2nd PG Bitch, Kate Arrowsmith, 'Sixteen month old sable and white. Another attractive show girl, feminine head, well place ears, nicely set tail, carried well on the move.'
Birmingham National Ch Show
3rd JB, Simon Burton, 'Balanced lighter boned s/w with a sweet expression who didn’t have the extension or drive on the move of 1 & 2 today.'
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show
1st JB Sandra Wigglesworth 'upstanding bitch putting on a good show performance, being longer in vertebrae consequently looked instantly bigger, head handles well, and gave everything to her handler, strode out but rather happy with her tail.'
Colne, Nelson & District Open Show
1st AVNSC Junior, 1st AVNSC PG, Best AVNSC, Pastoral Group 4, Gerry McCallum
Eastwood Open Show
1st AVNSC Junior, 2nd AVNSC PG, Bridgette Bodle '15 mth sable b, she has such a lovely outline, blunt wedge head with well set ears and sufficient underjaw, straight front and deep brisket, good length of neck and tidy elbows, moved out smoothly and easily'
Derby Open Show
1st AVNSC Junior, 1st AVNSC PG, David Hubble
Edwinstowe Open Show
1st Junior, 1st Post Graduate, Best of Breed,Chris Biggs, 'beautiful S/W wedged head almond eye correctly placed good stop well placed ears strong arched neck good shoulder placement body slightly longer that height tail well set on carried low on move well muscled thighs which show in her movement best mover of the day B.O.B G3.'
1st AV Junior, 1st AV Post Graduate, Pastoral Group 3, Edith Pryor
AVNSC 3rd Graduate, Allyson King
Wellingborough Open Show
AVNSC 1st Junior, 1st PG, Best AVNSC, Pastoral Group 3, Hazel Fitzgibbon ' Smooth collie with so much to like. Feminine head with well set and used ears. Good reach of neck into clean shoulder. Moving out with reach and drive apparent. Lovely bitch.'
Mansfield Open Show
AVNSC 1st Junior, Margaret Harkin, ' lots to like about this feminine girl, very alert & moved freely with drive.'
Retford Open Show
AVNSC 2nd Junior, 2nd PG, Tony Drinkwater, '14 months clean shape not over done good shaped head dark eye correct dentition good coat moved well'
3rd JB, Zena Thorn-Andrews
British Collie Club Ch Show
1st JB, Michelle Fort '14 month sable, with nice outline and overall balance, nice head eye and expression and ears, nice neck, straight front oval feet good body and topline, well angulated, moved soundly'
Newark Open Show
2nd AVNSC Junior, Karen Willoughby 'Good head and ears, moved very well.'
Matlock Open Show
1st Junior, RBOB, Paula Meacham, 'Bitch Sable & White. Nice wedge head, good eye, ears could be higher, neck a little short but goes into a nice back and tail, needs longer stride in front but moves well behind with neat feet and good bend on stifle. Res breed of breed.'
St Helen's Open Show
1st Junior, RBOB, Kate Holinshead, '13 month feminine s/w bitch lovely dark almond eye with sweet expression, well placed ears which she used well, nice bone, well arched neck, in good coat, moved and showed well.'
Yorkshire Collie Open Show
2nd PGD/B, Sophie Wray, '13 months sable bitch of a very similar type to the winner. Many of the previous comments apply here. Very pretty with a lovely eye. Ears are well placed, but just a little light compared to the winner.'
Isle of Ely Open Show
2nd Junior, Evan L Ryan 'presents a balanced outline standing & moving. Good head and eye, very keen in expression and well pigmented; enough neck & shoulder, firm topline & neat underline, not quite the accuracy when moving of Vaguley Blue today but one to be proud of. Presented in great condition.'
2nd AV Junior, Kirsty Miller, ' lovely sized and well balanced Sable & White Smooth Collie bitch. Good head proportions, with slight but perceptible stop. Correctly shaped, dark brown eye, giving the desirable expression. Brilliant reach of neck and excellent depth of chest. Firm topline with good rise over the loin. Hindquarters well-muscled. Moved with drive and sound behind, just pinned slightly in front. Went around the ring well in profile.'
Cambridge Open Show
1st J, RBOB, Felicity Snook, 'Nice sable and white bitch, just over a year old, presented in excellent condition. Good head proportions, with slight but perceptible stop. Pleasing dark brown eye, giving sweet expression. Would prefer ears to be carried a little more semi-erect for perfection. Up on patterns, showing flexibility without weakness. Good reach of neck and excellent depth of chest. Rather a compact body, which I would have preferred slightly longer. Noticeable when compared to the Open class winner. But nice firm, level back with correct rise over the loin. Well-muscled hindquarters allowing her to give drive from the rear to move and cover the ground well. Tail nicely reaching her hock joint. Super oval feet, with arched toes, close together. RESERVE BEST OF BREED.' 2nd AV J, Lynn Dumbrell
Manchester Ch Show
2nd JB, Robin Searle 'Thought her head better than first, very nice coat presentation, well done, needs to fill in.'
LKA Ch Show
1st PB, BPB, RBPIB, Brian Hawkins, 'Well presented sable & white. Good head properties and pleasing eye and expression. Good reach of neck and balanced body. She moves and covers the ground very well.'
Burton on Trent Open Show
1st PD/B, RBOB, BPIB, Abby Lusty, ' 11 month old sable and white bitch. Compact bitch with feminine head. Good fill of foreface, head needs time to develop but she is young. A little open in angulation but balanced. Excellent depth of chest, would prefer a tad more length but she was long enough. Good drive from the rear on the move. BP and RBOB. Pleased to see her awarded Puppy G2' Pastoral Puppy G2, Sandra Gibson
Collie Association Ch Show
3rd PB, Mrs J Gregory
Clitheroe & District Open Show
1st Puppy, BPIB, Pastoral Puppy G1, Angela Harvey, 'Elegant sable bitch of 11 months, everything in proportion. Head handles well with clean cheeks, no depth or flare and a lovely flat skull, very mature for her age. Feminine expression. Well muscled body with good depth of rib, nicely angulated, moderate length of arched neck, collected, stylish and sound on the move. Best puppy in breed and Pastoral Puppy Group One.'
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show
1st PB, BPIB, RBPIS, Bart Vandaele, '9 months old, sable. in excellent condition, head in proportion to the body, correct head proportions, slight but perceptible stop, black nose, correct colour of the eyes, ears could be more semi-erect , scissor bite, good length of neck, correct topline: loin slight rising, tail reaching at the hock, chest deep, well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance, feet oval, sound movement, coat: hair of correct texture and colour. Nice temperament, very well presented.'
Driffield Ch Show
2nd AVNSC PB, Dave Killilea, '8 month old Smooth Collie with a pleasing head and good neck and shoulders. Stands parallel in front and firm through the body for her age. Firm in the rear and moves well for her age.'
Darlington Ch Show
1st PB, RBB, BPIB, Bill Rogerson, 'Super sable and white bitch that stood and showed herself off. Lovely head, dark eyes and ear carriage. Excellent reach of neck and topline. Good bend of stifle. Moved very well and carried her tail correctly. One I believe will have a great future.'
Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show
2nd PD/B, Brenda Trundley 'has a lovely outline, just preferred the dog's expression'
City of Birmingham Ch Show
Res PB, Jill Peak
Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch Show
2nd PB, Val Geddes, 'Smaller s/w very compact but all in proportion, sweet head and expression, good outline and moved well. Hope she grows on.'
Scunthorpe Open Show
2nd AVNSC P, Bridgette Bodle, ' Such a pretty fawn b, good wedge head and well used ears, lovely neck and shoulders, firm in topline and loin, in muscled condition, moved out well in profile but just a little loose when coming to. '
EACA Ch Show
3rd PB, Natalja Skalin
Leeds Ch Show
1st PB, BPIB, Jan Starkey 'Lovely puppy, good head and eye, well constructed with lovely jacket of good clear colour, moved and showed very well, Best Puppy.'
York Open Show
1st AVNSC P, BPIB, Mike Vincent ' s/w of lovely type. Super head, eye and expression. Good front, shoulder, chest and topline. Well ribbed, good rear. Moved soundly.'
NWPB Ch Show
2nd PB, Derek Smith, ' High quality s/w with a super body for a tender age, liked her head very much but could use a little more underjaw and ears need attention, lovely coat and condition and a sound mover.'