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Dilys, Show Career

CCs, RCCs and In Show Awards
In Breed Awards
In Show Veteran Awards
In Breed Veteran Awards

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, 28 May
1st Veteran D/B, BViB, RBViS, Louise Williams (Jill Oliver BiS)

British Collie Club Champ Show (2), 05 March
2nd Veteran D/B, RBViB, Trevor Hayward ’12 1/2 year old tri bitch in lovely condition. Very good head, eye and expression. Very good conformation, just a little slack in top line, moved ok.’

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, 13 February
1st Veteran D/B, RBB, BViB, RBViS, Julia Swann ‘What a super girl with correct head and skull shape, nice medium eyes, jaw strong, powerful neck, shoulder sloping and well angulated, back level and firm, hocks well let down and powerful movement with reasonably long stride in good coat and condition, my Best Veteran. 12 years old tri.’ (Sandra Wigglesworth BiS)

Lichfield Open Show, 29 January
3rd AV Veteran Pastoral, Mike Vincent ‘This was a really high quality class… This 12 year old Tri Smooth Collie is a credit to her owner and the breed. So well balanced, lovely head pattern, good neck and topline. Great front and body and moved true coming and going.’

Dilys with her Best Vintage in Show award

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Ch, October
1st VB, BVIB, BVIS, Derek Smith ‘This tricolour is quite remarkable for her 12 years. In immaculate condition and still a sound accurate mover. Showing all the time and obviously enjoying her day out. Lovely body and coat, firm topline, still a really good collie. My BV and won BVIS from Robin Newhouse, well done.’  (Robin Newhouse BVIS ‘In excellent condition and order for her age. Sound and firm. An excellent example of the breed and thoroughly enjoying her day.’)

SCCGB Ch (2020), September
1st VB, BVIB, BVintIB, BVIS, BVintIS Birgit Hayward ‘Very well balanced and feminine Tri. Well balanced head, correct stop, good eye and expression. Well set and used ears, good length of neck. Well laid shoulder, good length of back, well rounded croup, well set tail. Good front and fore chest. Very well angulated, good bone and feet. Excellent mover.’

Darlington Ch, September
1st VB, BVIB Mike Vincent ‘This beautiful 12 year old tri showed that if you start with quality it lasts. Classic balanced outline. Lovely head, eye and expression, good neck set into well angulated shoulders. Excellent front, deep chest, well ribbed, smooth topline and well angulated rear. Moved well. Still looks like she could do a day’s work.’

Yorkshire Collie Ch, September
1st VD/B, RBB, BVIB, RBVIS, Angela Harvey ‘One I have judged in the past, she stole my heart then and nothing has changed, she still does! Now 12 years old and moving unbelievably well for her 12 years. She oozes breed type being elegant, dignified and feminine with the cleanest of heads, no depth or flare, and retaining an excellent chin and lip line. She uses her neck and ears to great advantage and I love her eye placement, eye colour and her ultra feminine expression. Strong pasterns, long arched neck, excellent forechest and flowing body lines throughout. I couldn’t deny her best veteran and reserve best bitch.’

SCCGB Open Show, August
1st Special Vintage Bitch, Best Vintage in Breed, RBViB, Best Vintage in Show, RBViS, Darren Clarke ’12 year old tri still looking well and in lovely condition. Excellent head, eye, ear set and carriage. Still so good to go over on the stack. Understandably, at her age, now losing her topline at times and a touch loose on the move but what a great ambassador and shows how well the breed can mature into later years. Thank you for bringing her.’

Leeds Champ Show, July
1st VB, BCC, BOB, BViB, Michelle Fort ‘Tri bitch with fabulous tan markings, lovely head and expression, well carried ears, excellent well arched neck leading into strong top line, with correct rise over the loin and good croup, good brisket and length of body and rib, very well angulated front and rear, good feet and excellent length of tail, a bitch of lovely proportions who moved and showed putting the youngsters to shame CC BOB’

SCCGB Smooth Collie of The Year, June
Reserve Veteran of the Year, Edith Prior

EACA Ch (2020), April
1st VD/B, BOB, BVIB, RBVIS, Anne Smith ‘This 11 and a half year old tri can still show the youngsters a thing or two. Head handles cleanly, very sweet expression with neat ear carriage. Nicely balanced with a good length of back and she is still well muscled. Strides out steadily on the move . Pleased to award her BB, BOB and BVIB.’

Crufts, March
2nd VB, Mr JG Francis ‘Another tri with good head properties, excellent ear placement, lovely arched neck leading into good lay of shoulder, excellent confirmation, well let down at rear and moved soundly both fore and rear.’

British Collie Club Champ Show, February
1st VD/B, RBCC, Anne Smith ‘This 10 year old tri bitch is still in fine fettle moving like a youngster. Her head handles very cleanly, rounded muzzle, lovely dark eyes and neatly tipped ears. Strong neck leading to a well angled front, nice length of rib and a very nice turn of stifle. Harsh coat texture, well boned and nice tight feet. Very pleased to award her RBCC.’
St Helen’s Open Show
1st Open, BOB, Steve Bennett ‘‘10 and a half year old tri coloured well-presented girl. Great temperament, apart from the slight frosting in places of her hair this lady does not appear to have anything else to indicate her maturity. Moderate strong boned and well-muscled throughout. Proportionate head and body size ratios, blunt wedge-shaped smooth head balanced muzzle and skull with discernible stop, parallel head planes, scissor bite, black nose, Dark almond shaped eyes solid pigmentation, semi erect forward facing tipped ears, Good reach of strong neck abundant mane. . Good front and rear angulations good lay of shoulder and width between shoulders, legs front legs straight, strong carpus with parallel good pasterns. Good depth of chest to elbows and width of brisket, ribs sprung. level topline. Tail reaching down below Straight and parallel well let down hocks. Good bend of stifle. Good movement and plenty of drive from the rear legs.’

Matlock Open Show, February
2nd AV Veteran, Pete Simmons ‘Another veteran with the wow factor stunning head and expression giving the sweetest expression good muscular arch of neck into a good lay of shoulders, superb out line in profile good firm topline into good rear angulation, good muscle tone, movement effortless and grace full with extension and drive showing handler and dog in perfect harmony.’

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show
1st Veteran, RBB, BVB, BVIB, Amy Kinsey ‘10.5yr old tri bitch. Good clean well blunted wedged head.  Lovely expression, dark eye and well-shaped ears which she uses well at all times. A good deep black coat of correct texture.   Balanced fore chest, spring of rib, and front and rear assembly.  lovely outline, little long but holds her topline well on the move.  She could teach some youngsters how to glide round the ring (RBB, BV & BVIS).’
BVISMary Glover-Guest ‘BVIS was the Smooth Collie, Russell’s Ch. Manordeifi Satin Doll of Kockodan JW. 10 year old and shown in super condition. Coat gleaming. Well muscled. She just flowed round the ring. A real credit to her owners.’

Lichfield Open Show, January
1st AV Pastoral Veteran, Best Veteran In Group, Joe Smith ‘Smooth Collie bitch of 10 and a half years. How can you resist that head and expression, lovely eyes and ears well set. Sound front assembly, well proportioned body and strong rear. In wonderful condition and this showed in her movement.’
Manchester Champ Show
1st VB, BVIB, Albert Wight ‘ this 10 years old tri is a great credit to her owner for her body, coat condition and litheness in action.   Pretty headed with a soft well shaped eye and neat ears.   For her age her action is still light stepping and she tried to please her handler on the stack.  A delight to judge.’

Lincoln Open Show, December
2nd AV Pastoral Veteran, Anne Hardy ‘Smooth Collie 10 yr bitch Good head shape and lovely expression, When viewed from the front legs are straight Good firm topline rising slightly Sound mover.’
British Collie Club Open Show
1st VD/B, RBB, RBOB, BVIB, BVIS, Josh Blackburn ‘ Tri colour of 10 years, pleasing head and eye, good foreface and chin, good neck, nice shoulder, good length of leg, good spring of rib, nice shape, moved and showed well. RBB, RBOB, BVIB, BVIS’

Collie Association Champ Show, November
2nd VD/B, Sue Bird ‘ 10 year old bitch, beautifully balanced bitch & similar to 1st in condition, just preferred 1st head & expression. ‘

Grantham Open Show, October
2nd AV Pastoral Veteran, Mrs P Lepley ‘10 yrs old and a very good example of a Smooth Collie. Good head, with lovely expression, well made, showed and moved well.’
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show
1st VB, Jan Milligan ‘ At 10 years old this lady still has a super shape and outline and is in excellent condition a real credit to her owner.  Her head handles well and is balanced with a sweet expression, well used ears and good reach of neck.  On the move she was steady holding her topline.’

Darlington Champ Show, September
2nd VB, Di Spavin ‘Another lovely breed type, correct ears, eye, has a good front and feet, good ribbing, not the topline of winner, super rear assembly, sound free mover.’
City of Birmingham Champ Show
2nd VB, Robin Newhouse, ‘ Another quality girl with correct muzzle and skull. Good ear placement, correct arch of neck.’
Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain Champ Show
1st VB, BCC, RBOB, RBVIB, RBIS, BOSIS, RBVIS, Frank Kane ’10 years lovely tri of good proportions and movement and holds her clean outline on the move.  Excellent head and eye.  Excellent angulation giving her long strides with correct tail carriage. BCC & BOS & RBVIS’

Wombwell Open Show, August
3rd AVNSC Open, Dave Killilea, 1st AV Veteran, 2nd Open Stakes, RBVIS, Hazel Fitzgibbon ‘ Clean lines on this lovely Smooth Collie bitch who has been recently made up, I understand. Elegant in shape and moving out, using her angles well. I have judged this bitch before, I understand, and done well for her.‘

Leeds Champ Show, July
1st VB, BCC, BOB, BVIB, Bev White ‘ The star of the day. Judged her recently and made her BIS at a Club open show. Today with more competition she proved what a top class bitch she is. Perfect construction with every aspect balanced – correct angulations, reach of neck, length of back. Long tail carried low. Feminine with correct bone and substance. Her head has not lost its qualities and her expression is still pleasing. I placed a lot of emphasis on movement throughout the entry today and this nearly 10 year old bitch out moved the whole entry. Was close between her and the open winner for the CC but she really deserved it today. Congratulations. BV, CC & BOB. ‘
East of England Champ Show
2nd VB, Sheila Beeney, ‘ Lovely tri bitch of good breed type, well made head, good proportions but couldn’t match the front angulation of 1.’

Chesterfield & Pinxton Open Show, June
1st AV Veteran, Richard Lucas, Best Veteran in Show, Stuart Mallard ‘All were sound, in good condition that belies their ages.  The outright winner was the lovely typical and sound Smooth Collie’
London Collie Club Champ Show
2nd Veteran Bitch, Pat Lister ‘Another excellent tri bitch, all remarks the same as 1…in immaculate order, beautiful head and appealing expression. Lovely balanced shapely body. Moved so well…but just a little slack on her topline.’
British Collie Club Open Show
1st Veteran D/B, BB, BOB, BVIB, Doris McDade ‘Tri-colour Bitch what super smooth still showing ability to move soundly at her age nicely balanced throughout good angulation head handles well nicely rounded muzzle correct almond eye super ear carriage lovely reach of neck wish I could paint as she made a lovely picture standing. Best Of Breed.’

Staffordshire & Birmingham Open Show, May
1st Veteran, BOB, Joe Smith, ‘Tri bitch of 9 years old full of breed type. Ideal proportions on the stack. Feminine all through. Lovely head and expression. Slightly frosted muzzle, super ear set. Shoulder well placed with correct length of upper arm. Strong body, held her topline on the move. The best mover here on the day.’ Res AV Veteran, Sue Nicholls-Ward
Yorkshire Collie Open Show
1st Veteran, BOB, BVIB, Yvonne McGrath, BIS, BVIS Bev White ‘Best in Show and Best Veteran in Show was the Smooth Collie Russell’s Manordeifi Satin Doll at Koczkodan. On top form at the moment having recently won her second CC, despite being over 9 years young. She is such a well constructed bitch with text book angulations fore and aft which together with good ribbing and a correct length of back meant she moved so easily round the ring. Super reach of neck and cleanest of heads. A good size with lovely bone, correct length of tail and very feminine. Congratulations on turning her out in such lovely condition.’
Scottish Kennel Club Ch Show
1st VB, BRCC, BVIB, Duna Jones, ‘ Lovely bitch who was nine and three quarter years young.  Lovely body, good neck, feminine head with a well placed eye and her coat really gleamed. Res Bitch CC and Best Veteran.’
Collie Association Open Show
Reserve VD/B, Julia Swann
Smooth Collie Club of GB Open Show
VHC VB, Kate Arrowsmith

Birmingham National Ch Show, May
1st VB, BCC, BOB, BVIB, Simon Burton, ‘Wow, this nine and a half year old tri just gets better and better. She has a stunning outline which simply flows from head to toe, a series of graceful curves. Quality head, a perfect wedge with lovely length, level planes and correct placement of stop giving an excellent profile. So clean through the cheeks with moulding adding quality, eye is a good shape, set slightly obliquely giving an expression full of charm and character. Ears are correctly tipped and well used. Super length of neck which she uses on the stack. Her angulation front and rear is a model for the breed and this, combined with a good depth of mature body, lovely forechest, ribbing carried well back, level topline with a slight rise over the loin and gentle curve over the croup to a long, perfectly carried tail, gives her that harmony of outline which is so pleasing to the eye. Super bone, legs and feet, firm front pasterns, well turned stifles and nice short rear pasterns all mean she is well equipped to do the job the breed was bred for. Everything comes together on the move as you would expect and her movement is simply outstanding. She goes with easy extension, low reach and real drive on a lovely length of stride, great ground coverage, free and flowing, tireless and a joy to watch. In good coat of correct texture with just a touch of silver highlights on her face but this only adds to her charm. All credit to her handler who very cleverly and without fuss, allows her to show herself off to her best advantage. I had absolutely no hesitation in awarding her the CC & BOB and for me, on the day, she was “simply the best”. I was very proud of her performance in the group and on this form she must surely get her 3rd CC and title. Thank you for bringing her, she was a pleasure to judge.’
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show
2nd VB, Sandra Wigglesworth

Colne, Nelson & District Open Show, April
1st AVNSC Open, Reserve Best AVNSC, 1st AV Veteran, Gerry McCallum ‘Beautiful 10 year old tri B. In fabulous condition and still retaining an air of quality. Beautiful long skull. Excellent ears. Neck and front assembly very good. Body ideally balanced and rear strong. Lost out to her younger kennel mate on the move, which is perfectly fine considering the age difference. A lovely bitch.’
Derby Open Show
2nd AVNSC Open, 3rd AV Veteran, David Hubble ‘Another quality bitch with a good head good ear placement reach of neck level topline moved well was unlucky to meet winner of this class.’
Edwinstowe Open Show
1st Open, Reserve Best of Breed,Chris Biggs ‘one I’ve watched from the ring side lovely tri colour wedge head correct eye placement good ear carriage correct body shape well muscle hindquarters correct length of tail moved with drive R.B.O.B.’
Mountsorrel Open
AVNSC 2nd Open, 2nd AV Veteran, Allyson King ‘Smooth Collie Tri 9 1/2 yrs old totally belying age. Good size and shape and bone. Lovely flat skull and taper to muzzle with just a slight stop, strength to jaws. Neck well arched into good shoulders on straight front legs and tidy in elbow and nice oval feet. Firm top line and tail carriage. Moved is smooth and light with fluidity.’
Wellingborough Open Show
AVNSC 2nd Open, 1st AV Veteran, Hazel Fitzgibbon, ‘ Elegant outline and wonderful general condition. Well used stifles. This free moving bitch stole the veteran class for me with her excellent overall condition and muscling. Still very sound with her long sweeping stifles still contributing to a great rear action. Best Pastoral Veteran.’
Mansfield Open Show 1st AVNSC Open, 1st AV Veteran, Margaret Harkin ‘ this girl is a credit to her owner, she is in excellent fit condition for 9 years, moved steadily with drive.” having just won her class previously, I had no hesitation in awarding her Best AV Veteran Pastoral.’

Retford Open Show, March
AVNSC Reserve Open, Reserve AV Veteran, Tony Drinkwater
1st VB, Zena Thorn-Andrews, ‘Elegant and smooth on the move and holds her topline beautifully. A touch down on her pasterns now, wonderful body, gleaming coat and still has plenty of muscletone.’

Newark Open Show, February
2nd AVNSC Open, 2nd AV Veteran, Karen Willoughby ‘9 yr old Smooth Collie, starting to show her age but very nice and can still move well.  Lovely earset and she has such a kind eye.’
Matlock Open Show
1st Open, BOB, Paula Meacham ‘ Bitch. Tricolour. Moves well with drive, good head and eye, nice ears, balanced neck with good shoulders. BoB.’ 2nd AV Veteran, Karen Angier
St Helen’s Open Show 1st Open, BOB, Kate Holinshead, ‘9 years tri bitch. Such a pleasure to judge this veteran bitch,who held her own. Flat skull with well filled muzzle, correctly places dark almond eyes, with well set ears giving pleasing expression. Beautiful conformation with good reach of neck, correct shoulder angulation with nice turn of stifle, lovely top line and good bone, allowing her to move with drive and purpose. Lovely black coat, groomed and presented well. It was a pleasure to award her BOB.’
Yorkshire Collie Open Show 3rd VD/B, Sophie Wray
Isle of Ely Open Show 2nd Open, Evan L Ryan ‘9 years old this year and wearing her age so well! One to be so proud of, very typical in all respects and must have been a real beauty in her younger days, lovely head and eye, good neck and shoulder, firm enough topline for age & good underline. Carried herself so well when moving, just felt she was flagging slightly on the final go around but another lovely girl.’ 2nd AV Veteran, Kirsty Miller, ‘another lovely Smooth Collie bitch who I really admired but today unfortunately did not like the ground and dug her feet in at times. Feminine head of good planes with nicely rounded muzzle, well placed ears which are used all the time to advantage. Balanced overall shape with good depth and enough fill of chest. Nice length, good loin and croup, lovely bend of stifle. When she moved, she was sound both fore and aft.’

Cambridge Open Show, January
1st O, BOB, Felicity Snook, ‘9 years old tricolor bitch, lovely for her age. A true Smooth Collie, clean and graceful from every angle, personifies dignity without losing the essential qualities needed in a working dog. Correct size and in super condition. Well proportioned, good length of head, flat skull with perceptible stop. Black nose and scissor bite. Correct colour and shape of eyes, giving the ‘sweet expression’. Well placed, semi-erect ears. Straight forelegs with good bone. Pasterns showing flexibility. Good length of arched neck flowing into well placed shoulders. Superb forechest. Nice length of back, level and firm with slight rise over the loin. Well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance. Her good length of upper arm provides an excellent and functional front assembly complimented by her balanced hind quarters. She has lovely flowing lines and travelled around the ring effortlessly, outshining her younger competitor, deserving to beat her for BOB. Her movement was outstanding for her age. Nice oval feet. Coat of correct texture and colour. Tail reaching hock joint. She could have been placed in the group. A great shame she was not entered in the Pastoral Veteran class. BEST OF BREED.’ Pastoral AV Veteran 4, Lynn Dumbrell
Manchester Ch Show
1st VB, Robin Searle ‘Another very fit veteran of nine and a half yrs. Has all her teeth, coat in grand condition and moves so well.’

Lincoln Open Show, December
Pastoral AV Veteran 1, Noel Melling, ‘ Tri colour bitch. Nice in profile with good topline and croup. Tail set and length good. Pleasing head with correct ratios, good ear set and usage. Good depth to chest, nicely angulated. Good bone and nice feet. Sound front and rear, moved well.’
Burton on Trent Open Show
1st Open D/B, BOB, Abby Lusty, ‘9yr old tricolour bitch. Ageing with grace. This bitch is beautifully sound and excels in construction. She has a good dark eye and alert ears. Stop a bit low. Good arch of neck in to well placed shoulders, her good length of upper arm provides an excellent and functional front assembly complimented by her balanced hind quarters. She has lovely flowing lines and travelled around the ring effortlessly leaving her younger competitors standing in the challenge to easily take BOB.’Pastoral AV Veteran 4, Sandra Gibson

Clitheroe & District Open Show, October
1st Open, BOB, Pastoral G2, 2nd AV Veteran, Angela Harvey, ‘Another I have judged before and she just gets better each time I meet her! She is 100% my type of Collie, clean and graceful from every angle, personifies dignity without losing the essential  qualities needed in a working dog. Her movement today was outstanding. Superb forechest providing her with super reach in front, equalled by her effortless drive from the rear. Topline level  at all  times, and she never appears to tire. Together this confirms what my hands and eye had already told me,  she has wonderful construction. Her head has length and is super clean through the cheeks, no depth at all in profile and you could sit a cup of coffee on her flat skull. Dark obliquely set eyes with feminine expression. For me the proof of a good dog lies in its ability to ‘last’ and she has stood the test of time, now nine years old and still  my kind of doll. BOB Pastoral G2

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show, October
1st VB, BVIB, BVIS, Bart Vandaele, ‘9 years old bitch, tricolour. Correct size, in good condition, correct head proportions, light but perceptible stop, black nose, scissor bite, correct colour and shape of the eyes, semi-erect ears, good length of neck, correct topline, tail reaching at the hock, chest deep, well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance, oval feet, free smooth and tireless movement, coat: hair of correct texture and colour.’

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, September
3rd VD/B, Brenda Trundley

British Collie Club Open Show, June
2nd VD/B, Cathy Howard ‘tri colour bitch of 8 years, nice head, eye and expression with well set correct ears, nice length of neck with good front assembly, length of back and rear angulation, moved well but outmoved on the day by 1.’

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, May
2nd VD/B, RBB, Rod Slater ‘8 yr young tri bitch, another fine exhibit from this kennel.  She was not very happy, but the quality was there and she put the effort in but on the day this was not enough.’

British Collie Ch Show, March
2nd VD/B, RBVIB, John Geddes ‘Another good bitch with nice head, eye a shade light but pleasing expression, good angulation and free movement.’

Matlock Open Show, February
1st OD/B, Best AV Pastoral Veteran, BOB, Pastoral Group 3, Pastoral Veteran Group 1, Angela Harvey ‘Loved this tricolour veteran bitch. Fabulous head, totally clean through cheeks and skull with a wonderful fill of muzzle, excellent chin giving a well blunted profile. Feminine, elegant and filled with dignity, she  combines strength with just enough substance. Moved without any effort. I preferred the expression of my Post Grad winner (who happens to be her daughter) but when presented with this lovely mature female showing off such a fabulous head from every angle, how could I resist? and with that touch of extra substance, I could not deny ‘mum’ a well deserved BOB, Group 3 and Best Pastoral Veteran.’

Bridlington Open Show, December
2nd AVNSC O, Colin Ashmore

Collie Association Ch Show, November
3rd VD/B, Mrs J Milligan
L&P Ch Show
2nd VB, Isobel Griffiths ‘Also tri. Pleasant head, eye and ears, good bone and feet, well angulated and held level topline. Slightly longer in loin. V. well trained and so attentive throughout.’

EACA Ch Show, August
2nd VD/B, Mrs A Hodgson ‘Tri b same age as 1, very nicely made, excellent in head and expression, flat skull, not quite the movement of 1.’

London Collie Club Ch Show, June
2nd VB, Eleanor Kitchen ‘Tri bitch of different make to first enjoying her day out, put down in good order and another sound on the move.’
British Collie Club Open Show
3rd OB, Ann French

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, May
1st VB, BViB, Duna Jones ‘ Nice bitch with good head.  Neat ears, nice eye and moved well.’
Smooth Collie Club Open Show
1st VB, Marianne Benton ‘Tri of nearly 8 showing her age a bit but still has a sweet head and expression. Nice stop and good ear set, Long neck, good shoulder placement, nice length in back. Well angulated in front and rear. Moved well. Just preferred Little Summers overall balance for BV’
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show
3rd VB, Ann Hassock

Mansfield Open, April
1st. AVNSC Open, BVIB, 2nd AV Veteran Pastoral, Lynne Salt ‘7 years bitch. Clean wedge shaped head with dark almond shaped eye. Straight front & nice body shape with sound hindquarters. Moved well.’

British Collie Club Ch, March
1st VD/B, BVB, BVIB, BVIS, MR C-P Fricke (Mr J Luscott in show award) ” tri bitch, 7½ years old, well balanced overall appearance, faultless head proportions, eyes dark correctly shaped, correct flat skull, ears folded correctly, very good neck & back outer lining, depth of breast very good, straight front, stands nicely, moves effortlessly.”

Matlock Open Show, February
1st O, RBOB, Yvonne McGrath ‘7 year old bitch, superbly constructed and oh so sound, particularly good in return of upper arm. Very well proportioned and powered around the ring just lost out to her glamorous kennel-mate. RBOB’
Yorkshire Collie Club Open
2nd VB, Joy Walker ‘ a gleaming 7½ year old tri whose coat was presented in peak condition. Her head handled well, correct stop, dark eyes, neat well placed & used ears all combining to give the expression I was looking for. She has reach of neck, length of back & enough bone & substance. She is nicely constructed with correct topline & strong quarters. Moved true in both directions but couldn’t match the movement of 1.’


LKA Ch, December
3rd VB, Mr B House
British Collie Open Show
1st OB, RBB, Mr A Staniland ‘good black coloured coat and well balanced body shape. Clean head, neat ears which she used well, moved well and an excellent show girl.’

Collie Association Ch Show, November
1st OB, Sheila Beeney ‘7 year old tricolour, balanced feminine head, lovely length of neck, depth of chest, and very well constructed, well set long tail, moved well.’

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Ch, May
2nd OB, Hugh Jones ‘Appealing head and expression, good reach of neck and level topline. Would have liked a little more turn of stifle.’

Yorkshire Collie Open, February
2nd OB, Michelle Fort ‘tri head handles well, good length of neck and tail and depth in body, stood four square on good legs and feet.’


Collie Association Ch, November
2nd OB, Peter Sewell ‘tri of good size, shown in good coat and condition. Although stronger in head had well placed eye and ear set but a bit more reluctant to use them. Moved okay.’

Collie Association Open, May
1st OB, RBOB, RBB, Ann French ‘super tri bitch now just over 5 years old. No secret I think she has it all. Extra feminine with most beautiful head and ear carriage. Oozes quality with beautiful outline, correct upperarm, holds her topline all the while and can outmove all else with her front extension & rear drive. Showed well. Quite why she still awaits the upper house is a mystery. Sadly, in the challenge she was much more interested in tidbits and fox poo in the grass.’

St Helen’s & District Open, February
1st OB, BOB, Fay Hutchings ‘A Tri Bitch, I have always liked, pretty head and eye, correct front and hind angulation, looks a picture stood, does tuck up a little. moved beautifully with good extension to win Best of Breed’


Darlington Ch, September
1st OB, BOB, Bridgette Bodle, ‘really lovely 5 year tri girl with such a beautiful flowing shape, feminine head with a sweet expression, clean neck & well laid shoulders, super topline & shapely quarters. I enjoyed watching her on the move as she has such ease of stride but still displaying good reach & drive. Liked her very much.’

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch, May
1st OB, RBOB, BCC, Mr Peter Bailey, ‘4 years tri, I like the head pattern on this bitch, she has a lovely expression coming from the best of balanced muzzle, stop & backskull, her eyes are lovely, ears are correct, her coat & condition was lovely, movement was sound & true, good front extension & rear drive, legs & feet with good pasterns. I was very pleased to award her the CC, well done’
Yorkshire Collie Club Open
2nd OB, Judith Gregory, ‘4 year old tri-coloured bitch. Perfect bite, not as feminine as 1st and not as well placed ears. Lovely croup and well set tail.’

British Collie Club Ch, March
VHC OB, Mrs Ruth Gibson


British Collie Club Open, December
2nd OB, Lena Newman ‘tricolour with pleasant expression, her skull could be flatter but she has good ears, well proportioned with good angulation front and back and she moved well and effortlessly.’

Scottish Kennel Club Ch, May
1st LB, Derek Smith ‘Quality tri, liked her head very much, super ears. Just a touch full in eye. Good neck & beautiful body & outline, well pigmented, in lovely condition, moves well holding her good outline at all times’
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch
1st LB, Jeff Horswell ‘Very easy moving tri bitch, who held the best topline of these three.Maybe not quite the head of 2nd, but it is feminine, flat skull, dark eyes, enough neck. Fairly good front. Well sprung ribs and strong in loin. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Just a tad untidy in front.’
Yorkshire Collie Club Open
2nd OB, Simon Burton ‘Not sure if I have seen this 3½yrs tri bitch before but she is rather nice and mother of the two juniors. Half sister to 1 and the same workmanlike construction. Quality head with lovely length, level planes and correct placement of stop giving an excellent profile. Eye is a good shape but not quite the expression of 1 as I found her a touch wide between the eyes. Ears correctly tipped and carried better than 1. Well angulated front and good depth of mature body but would like less length of loin. Neat at the rear with well turned stifles and nice short rear pasterns which gave her drive on the move. She goes with easy extension on a good length of stride, perhaps a touch slack in topline but she scored over 3 with her ground coverage and her better length to height proportions. In good coat of correct texture.’

Crufts, March
1st LB, Mrs P Sewell ‘Tri appeals for nice overall body outline, good front & rear angulation with balanced head, nice eye & neat ears, moved soundly’

Pontefract Open, February
2nd AVNSC Pastoral Open, Mr M Robinson
Darlington Open
2nd Open, Mrs K Whittingham


LKA Ch, December
Res LB, Eleanor Kitchen

Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch, September
1st LB, Trevor Hayward ‘Tri, balanced refined head, well shaped eye and good ears, nice expression, needs to fill in backskull. Excellent conformation and superb condition. Very sound mover.’

Manchester Ch, January
2nd L Bitch, Kevin Young ‘Another lovely tri bitch that is a good size and shape, good front and rear quarter, well balanced, just preferred the head on the winner, showed well and moved well.’


LKA Ch, December
3rd LB, Stella Clark

Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch, September
1st PGB, Liz Cartledge ‘2 year old tri, calm and relaxed showgirl with an attractive head and clean and well presented coat. Easy mover, responded well to her handler. Charming personality and excellent body and depth. Handled to advantage.’
City of Birmingham Ch
1st PGB, Derek Smith ‘Very shapely tri, excelling in neck and outline, full Collie markings, decent head and good ears, excellent mover being sound and fluid.’

Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club Ch, May
1st PGB, Nick Smith ’20 mth tri still very raw but has a nice clean head and good neck. Her chest still needs to drop. She has good angulations fore and aft and moved well.’

Crufts, March
1st PGB, 1st LB, Tony Foulston ‘Lovely type tri bitch with a really well balanced wedge shaped head, correct well placed eye, well set ears that she used well, the all combined to give a feminine expression. Good length of neck leading to a very well balanced and correctly built body. Moved very well in all directions. Very close to top honours.’

Pontefract & District Open, February
2nd JB, AVNSC, R Oldham


Collie Association Open, November
2nd JB, Frank Kane
Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch
3rd JB, 3rd NB, Pat Lister

Darlington Ch, September
2nd JB, 1st PGB, Jeff Horswell ‘Very good shape, just needs to body up now, feminine head with dark eye, fair front, just a bit loose moving, nice rear.’

Leeds Ch, July
3rd PB, Anne Smith ‘An excellent class, I’m sure these girls will all swap places on another day, just noticed all the placed puppies are by the BOB!’