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Hope, Show Career

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, 19 February
1st Post Graduate, Reserve Best Bitch, Richard Kinsey ‘19 month tri female that had by far the best toned body here today, she is as fit as the proverbial butchers dog and would surely be fresh at the end of the day if she was working. Sweet expressive head with dark eyes and full dentition. Good length of neck into clean forehand supported by compact feet. Well let down in chest and sprung in rib. Tad reluctant on the move at times but everything is there to work with. RBB’

Burton on Trent Open Show, 04 December
2nd Junior, Justine Waldron ‘Litter sister to one and exhibiting just a little too much exuberance which made assessing movement a challenge! Still as well made girl with correct head and nicely tipped ears. Good lay back of shoulder with matching rear.’

Midland Counties Champ Show (no CCs), 28 October
1st Junior Bitch, Britt-Marie Young ‘Well presented 16 month old tricolour feminine bitch. Nicely balanced overall with good angles front and rear. Good in head with perceptible stop, dark eye and pigment and well placed ears. Moved well.’

Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club Open Show, 16 October
2nd Junior, Mrs M Grindley ‘A pretty tri, quite a flashy girl with a lovely shape and overall balance, she is well constructed front and rear with a good depth of chest. her head is lovely and clean, nice dark eye with a pleasing shape, lovely neat ears which she used well to show her nice expression, she moved out very well.’

Otley Open Show, 2 August
2nd Post Graduate, Laura Jay ‘I was very taken with these two 13 month old litter sisters who were both very well constructed and effortless movers…Tri who was not as well schooled as her sister today but another lovely Collie with a lot to like, I just preferred the sweeter expression of 1.’

Yorkshire Collie Open Show, 28 May
3rd Puppy, Louise Williams

Mansfield Open, 03 April
1st Puppy, BPiB, Sandra Williams ‘8 months old bitch lovely head and eye, well set ears, good reach of nck, good ribs with depth, firm hind quarters and correct angulation moved well once settled with correct topline and tail carriage. BP’

Retford Open, 20 March
3rd Junior, Tom Johnston

British Collie Club Champ Show (1), 05 March
2nd Puppy Bitch,, RBPiB Sandra Wigglesworth ‘very steady little girl, very nice overall. Pretty head with rich tan markings, nicely moulded foreface, perhaps a little lippy, well filled flat skull, straight front and good hindquarters, moved quite well.

St Helens Open, 20 February
3rd Puppy, Sophie Wray-Ramsden

Lichfield Open Show, 29 January
1st Puppy, Best Puppy in Breed, Graham Hill ‘A 7 month old bitch who has a very shapely appearance. Well made all through. Pleasing head and expression which I preferred to others. Good bone and body. Moved well and better of this class. Very promising. Best Puppy in Breed.’