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Ripley, Show Career

SKC Champ Show, 21 May
1st Limit Dog, Josh Blackburn

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, 19 February
2nd Open, Best Dog, Reserve Best of Breed, Richard Kinsey ‘Litter brother to winner with many of the same attributes as her. Strong proportionate head with correct ears and eyes to give a calm look and expression. I would like a better mouth to be picky. Well developed in forehand and complimented in quarters allowing a positive drive at all times. BD & RBOB’

Retford Open Show, 19 March
Res Open, Jo White

Royal Cheshire Open Show, 21 June
3rd Open, Carol Canty

WECS Ch Show, 19 June
Res Open Dog, Bev White

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show, October
1st PGD, RBD, Jan Milligan ‘Tri 3 years old who was full of himself and letting everyone know he was enjoying being centre of attention.  Head well balanced with a masculine expression, good chest depth and body well muscled.  Moved well once getting his act together. RBD’

Wombwell Open Show, August
2nd AVNSC PG, 2nd AVNSC Open, Dave Killilea

Crufts, March
2nd PGD, Zena Thorn-Andrews, ‘ Also has ears set too low, and dips in the back standing and moving, deep chest, reasonable rear, has the most beautiful jet black coat on his body that I much admired.’

Matlock Open Show, February
2nd Open, Paula Meacham ‘ Dog. Tricolour. Well build dog with muscle, but back is a little loose, ear need to be tighter, good head and eye. Moves better when he is left to run.’

Yorkshire Collie Open Show, January
1st OD, Sophie Wray, ‘2 year old tri dog. Another male of good size and masculine. Nice outline, with a good shoulder and length of back, with a good length of tail. Liked his head, a clean, flat skull with well set eyes and good stop. Would have preferred slightly tighter ears. Moved and showed well. Reserve Best Dog.’

Burton on Trent Open Show, December
1st PGD/B, Abby Lusty, ‘Tricky 2yr old Tricolour dog. Up to size and masculine. Balanced head, dark eye, excels in front angulation and excellent ribbing. He lets himself down with his unwillingness to use his ears, being rather fond of his tail and quite uncooperative with his handler. However he is a good dog but doesn’t make the best of himself.’

Collie Association Ch Show, November
2nd PGD, Mrs J Gregory, ‘ Two and a half yr old tricoloured dog. Well bodied and nice depth of chest. Well muscled and good angulation fore and aft, unsettled on the move.’

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show, October
1st PGD, BD, RBOB, Bart Vandaele, ‘2 years old, tricolour. Correct size, in excellent condition, head in proportion to the body, correct head proportions, slight but perceptible stop, black nose, correct colour of the eyes, semi – erect ears, scissor bite, good length of neck, tail reaching at the hock, chest deep, well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance, strong bone, feet oval, smooth movement, coat: hair of correct texture and colour.’

Driffield Ch Show, September
1st AVNSC PGD, RBD, Dave Killilea, ‘2 year old black/white Smooth Collie, correct in size and stands on a good front with a nice head piece.  Good neck and shoulders and holds his topline well on the move.  Correct in tail-set and carriage and moves out soundly with purpose. Reserve Best Dog.’
City of Birmingham Champ Show
3rd PGD, Jill Peak
Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch Show
3rd PGD, Val Geddes

Scunthorpe Open Show, August
1st AVNSC PGD, RBOB, Bridgette Bodle, ‘2 yr Smooth Collie what an absolute character this boy was, just so full of , handsome head with a lovely oblique eye, straight forelegs and lovely feet, well sprung ribs and deep through the chest and body, such an easy and smooth mover once he settled, loved his character which he displayed to the full!’
EACA Ch Show
3rd PGD/B, Natalja Skalin

Leeds Ch Show, July
1st PGD, Jan Starkey ‘ Tri, clear colour, good head with dark well shaped eye, moved well.’
York Open Show
2nd AVNSC PG, Mike Vincent ‘ Tri male of good type. Well constructed throughout but would prefer better lay of shoulder. Nice head and eye, good neck, deep chest, correct topline. Moved okay. Feet needs to tighten.’
NWPB Ch Show
3rd PGD, Derek Smith

London Collie Club Ch Show, June
2nd PGD, Gwen Beaden
British Collie Club Open Show
2nd PGD, Cathy Howard ’22 month old tri colour dog of substance with the blackest of jackets, nice head but slightly deeper in back skull than one, good length of neck, good depth of chest but needs to fill slightly more in forechest, nice length to body and good length of tail, moved well but preferred the movement of 1 today’

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, May
1st LD/B, RBD, Rod Slater ’21 month tri dog standing all alone, he stood four square in complete balance, good reach of neck, good level top line when moving ad move he could. Pleased to award him reserve best dog.
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show
1st PGD, Peter Bailey ‘a nice tri colour with a sound well balanced make and shape his coat condition was first class jet black with nice tan and white markings best of head types eye in particular good he moved well, liked him a lot.’

WELKS Ch Show, April
1st PGD, Carole Smedley ‘young tri who appears to be maturing well. Clean head and eye, well set and used ears. Ample neck and well placed shoulders. Good chest room and ribs. Kept a pleasing top line on the move and stood correctly when asked.’
Collie Association Open Show
3rd SpYD, Mr G Gray ‘ 20 months Tri, a shade deeper in stop but well-proportioned headpiece, ear carried well, strong neck into well laid shoulder, steep in upper arm not affording him the desired front reach on the move, stood on ample bone. Good depth of brisket, strong backline into well moulded croup and strong hindquarters. He was sound both ways with a steady side gait. ‘
SCCGB Open Show
Res PGD, Maxine Mellish

British Collie Ch Show, March
2nd PGD, John Geddes ‘Preferred head and expression of winner. Good body and angulation Moved out well.’
Crufts Ch Show
2nd PGD, Sara Robertson ‘ Head in proportion with size of dog and good proportions, he moved well coming and going, but I found the rise over his loin was a little too much for me.’

Matlock Open Show, February
2nd JD/B, Angela Harvey ‘All male litter brother to above. Excellent bone and feet, strong pasterns. Very good muzzle. I just preferred the expression and ring attitude of his sister.’

Manchester Ch Show, January
1st JD, Fran Kaye ‘ Tri, all male masculine head, flat back, skull, ears could be tighter, well used neck, straight front, good depth of brisket, length of back and croup, moved well.’

Bridlington Open Show, December
1st AVNSC J, Colin Ashmore ‘ Two very breed typical litter brother & sister of nice quality & well proportioned throughout, nice size, clean wedge shaped head, parallel planes, medium size almond shaped eyes giving a lovely sweet intelligent expression, well placed ears, nicely arched muscular neck, well angulated front & rear quarters, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs, sound smooth true movement.’
LKA Ch Show
1st JD, Mr JG Francis ‘ Tri with excellent head properties, good undertow and flat skull with ears well placed. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders into straight front. Good length of body with nice rise over loin. Moved well.’

Collie Association Ch Show, November
2nd JD, Mrs J Milligan ‘Tri boy slightly smaller than 1, with well developed head, good foreface and nice dark eye. Well angulated front and rear. Moved ok.’
L&P Ch Show
2nd JD, Isobel Griffiths ’15 month tri with pleasing expression though ears carried a touch low. Firm, neat front feet and level topline. Another who was not too keen on today’s flooring which reflected in his movement. Would have preferred to be outdoors I feel.’

Lancs & Cheshire Open Show, October
1st JD, RBD, Julia Swann ‘Lovely expression nice breed type head well placed ears and mouth correct front well boned with deep chest well sprung ribs and firm top line tail set low good length of body he had a well angulation front  and rear in very good coat and moved  so well round ring showing all the time a quality dog.’

Pollard Open Show, September
2nd AVNSC J, Mr Goodwin ‘Tricolour, good straight back with gentle slope over croup.’
Darlington Ch Show
1st JD, BD, Michelle Fort ‘Pleasing for his overall type and construction, very attractive standing and moving, his head is well proportioned with nicely placed ears, well placed eye giving a pleasing expression, good length of neck and tail and ample bone, showed and moved well, maturing into a nice dog.’
City of Birmingham Ch Show
1st JD, Sue Hewart-Chambers ‘attractive head with lovely tipped ears, medium sized dark eye, good planes, pleasing overall shape, good depth of body, good angulation front and rear, level topline rounded croup well set tail and carriage, tight arched feet and moved easily.’
Res JD, Stuart Mallard

EACA Ch Show, August
2nd JD/B, BPD, RBD, Mrs A Hodgson ‘Tri litter brother to 1, nicely made all through, excellent coat, moved well.’

Leeds Ch Show, July
1st PD, BPIB, Mr K R Newhouse ‘ Very smart young lad with lovely head proportions and expression. Well shaped almond eye of correct size. Very good front and rear construction giving good, firm movement.’
NWPB Ch Show
1st PD, BPIB, RDCC , Steve Barratt ‘saw something in this dog that said this dog has a bright future, lovely clean head, no coarseness at all, neat well placed ears of good leather, underjaw, flat skull, nice rich tan, correct placed shoulders good body and spring of rib, well let down behind, good tail set, moved very well with level topline around the ring very sound coming and going pleased to award him BP and RCC don’t think owner realised what she had won’

London Collie Club Ch Show, June
1st PD, Eleanor Kitchen ‘well up to size, presented in a jet black coat which gleamed, good body shape, neck, and well developed head, with two dark eyes and ears nicely tipped , ample bone, neat feet which enabled him to move out well, very attentive to his handler.’
British Collie Club Open Show
2nd PD, Ann French

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show, May
1st PD, BPD, BD, BPiB, BOB, BiS, BPiS, Duna Jones ‘Up standing dog who took my eye immediately. Balanced head, well placed eye, good body and lovely neck tipped by neat ears which he used all the time. Moved well.’ (Rod Slater In Show Awards)
Collie Association Open Show
1st PD, BPD, BD, BOSIB, Mr J Smith ‘9 months tri. Well grown & up to size. Won the class on his better front movement. Has a nicely balanced head with correct earset. Dark eye of good shape & correctly set, strong underjaw & good bite. Liked his expression. Confident mover with decent forward reach, sound body. BD, BPD’
Smooth Collie Club Open Show
1st PD, Marianne Benton ‘Tri of 9 mths. Well developed head, good muzzle, stop needs to clear, nice dark eyes, good ear set, adequate neck, good length in back. Good turn of stifle. Just preferred overall balance of the MP winner’
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show
1st PD, BPD, Ann Hassock ‘Well grown tri, nice expression, well filled foreface, ears a little heavy. Moved well.’

WELKS Ch Show, April
3rd Puppy D, Mr A Wight
Mansfield Open
Res. AVNSC Puppy, Lynne Salt

Scottish Breeds Ch, March
1st PD, Mike Vincent ‘well presented. Well balanced head, dark eye, good length of neck, good front. Would prefer slightly better lay of shoulder & topline still needs to tighten. Moved freely.’
British Collie Club Ch
3rd PD, Mr C-P Fricke
Matlock Open
1st J, BPIB, Pastoral Puppy Group 2, Yvonne McGrath ‘Littermates and similar comments apply to both very well put together puppies, good bone and lovely for type. Well set ears and good fill of muzzle. Just felt the male was more mature and pulled it all together on the day. I will be interested to see how they both develop.’