Champion Collidach Molloney Ta Tu You

Pedigree

'Woody'

3 CC & 8 RCC's

1 Best in Show

 

Born 11/7/2009

 

Tricolour Dog

Woody aged 7 Months - taken Feb 2010

Woody - 12 Months

August 2015 London & Provincial Collie Club Open Show - 1st Open Dog, Best of Breed Judge Jan Milligan, and then along with Co-judge Adrian Milligan gained Best in Show

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May 2015 Smooth Collie Club of GB Open Show - 1st Open Dog, Best Dog, Best Opposite Sex in Breed. Judge Simon Burton

The second class winner by Ch Sandcastles True Topic and now a worthy title holder, this 6 years tri male was my BD last time I judged Smooths. Not a flashy dog but so correct; his proportions, flow of outline and excellent angulation make him a Smooth to be appreciated for his many virtues. He has a quality head shape with good length, planes and fill of muzzle, although I preferred the beautiful eye shape and the tighter ear set of 2. Has enough length of neck which flows into a textbook front, a firm topline with the correct rise over the loin, a gentle sweep to the tail and with the benefit of full maturity in body he looked the finished article today. On move his excellent, balanced angulation really shows with easy reach in front, effortless drive from the rear and he looks like he could go on for ever. In good, weather resistant coat and in peak condition, his handler always had him looking right and he was a willing and attentive showman. It was a winning performance and I could find nothing to beat him in the males and so he took a well deserved BD & BOS. In the challenge for RBOB, I preferred his sisterís eye and expression and he just lost the edge on his concentration with a substitute handler

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May 2015 Bath Ch Show - 1st Open Dog Judge Margaret Wildman

Tri male of 6 years. Beautifully balanced boy that was so well put together with lovely wedge shaped headpiece with a well filled foreface, beautiful obliquely set eyes with lovely sweet expression, clean cheeks, nice flat skull, level planes & good mouth with correct dentition & bite. He had a good neck that was let into shoulders that sat back at the correct angle & muscular straight front legs down to firm pasterns & well padded oval feet. This boy had a super shapely well covered frame with body somewhat longer than high & his back was firm & level. He had a deep chest & well sprung ribs that were evenly spaced back to loin giving him the shape of body we look for in this breed when viewed from above & his tailset & carriage were correct. I liked his rearquarters & muscular thighs, correct conformation & superb movement & this boy had attitude in the ring. He asked for the top spot & I had no hesitation in giving it. Pleased to award him BD & BOB

May 2015 Birmingham National Ch Show - 1st Open Dog & Reserve Dog CC Judge Pat Lister.

liked his head balance, nice eye, just wish he would use his ears naturally, enough bone, balanced conformation, moved positively with good tail carriage. Res CC

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2014

December 2014 LKA Ch Show - 2nd Open Dog Judge Delia Moores

Tri I have done well before, but just was not happy here today. Has lovely head, flat skull, well made body with good angulation front & rear, moved well

September 2014 Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch Show - 3rd Open Dog

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July 2014 Newport Open Show - Judge Nicola Spencer, 1st AVNSC Pastoral, Best Pastoral and 3rd in Pastoral Group - Jeff Corish

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June 2014 Collie Association Open Show (Back to Back with Smooth Collie Club) - 1st Open Dog Judge Mrs Celia Vines

4 year old tri of good shape. Lovely outline with bone and muscle appropriate for his age. Very masculine expression. Clean well chiselled head piece. Smooth effortless side gait, but I felt he could match the Post Graduate male coming and going. Even so a very tidy exhibit, very well handled

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Mouse Winning Best of Breed, RBIS and Woody Handled by Paula Meacham, Best Dog

June 2014 Smooth Collie Club Open Show - 1st Open Dog, Best Dog & Best Opposite Sex Judge Mr Barrie Croft

looks the Champion he his! ex breed type overall shape and balance, lovely head eye and bite, ex neck lenth well arched strong backline giving a lovely profile well angulated back and front this resulting in powerful reach and drive, long stride totally effortless the heat didn't bother him one bit, I was please to be told he is brother to my best bitch +RBIS what a lovely pair to own

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May 2014 BATH Championship Show - Judge : Joe Chorley 1st Open Dog & Best Dog

good head pattern, with nice eye, good well used ears, nice shoulder placement, sound rear, moved soundly. BD;

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April 2014 WELKS Championship Show - Judge : Anne Hassock 1st Open Dog &  his 3rd Challenge Certificate

Well known tri, has been unlucky in the past but today was his day. Excels in head, lovely well filled foreface plenty of chin, lovely eye and expression, good ears when he uses them, very good neck running into well laid shoulder good topline which he keeps on the move. Plenty of second thigh and neat feet. I was very pleased he became a champion on the day as I had given him best puppy as a baby DCC

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January 2014 Manchester Championship Show - Judge : Ann Arch 1st Open Dog & Reserve Challenge Certificate

Of pleasing size and construction, good head, eye and expression, nice neck and forehand, well ribbed, good loin, very sound rear, nice jacket texture, gave easy and sound action. Res CC.

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2013

September 2013 Driffield Championship Show - Judge : Valerie Foss 1st Open Dog, Best Dog and Best of Breed

 

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July 2013 West of England Collie Championship Show - Judge : Marianne Grindley, 1st Open Dog

Tri boy, lovely size, shape and balance, head handles well, clean wedge shaped head, nice dark almond shaped eye, ears right on top and just enough tip to them. Strong arched neck, excellent depth of chest, correct length of back to height, lovely harsh coat of good texture presented and handled well, moved out with drive.

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June 2013 Midland Collie Open Show - Judge : Tony Foster, 2nd Open Dog, Reserve Best Dog

Another upstanding tri-colour, head very good with a correct stop and correctly tipped ears, good strong neck and well laid back shoulders. Outline is good with a good turn of stifle. Once on the move was pleasing to watch, very close call with winner. RBD.

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June 2013 British Collie Open Show - Judge : Marianne Benton, 2nd Open Dog, Reserve Best Dog

I love this young tri, Has a nice enough head, well placed stop, would prefer darker eye. I would also prefer tighter ear carriage. Scores on his overall body shape. Well angulated in both front and rear, which enables him to move with real stride and purpose. Love his enthusiasm and showmanship, but when push came to shove I just preferred the head of my BD. Ran him close though. RBD

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May  2013 Stafford & Birmingham Open Show - Judge : Ray Wilkinson (Pockethall), 2nd Open AVNSC behind Mouse

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May  2013 Yorkshire Collie Open Show - Judge : Simon Burton, 1st Open Dog and Best Dog

Class with two quality dogs of differing types 1. Hutchings Collidach Molloney Ta Tu You. Maturity suits this 4 year old tri. Now coming to his best, he was on top form today. What I love about him is his overall correctness; his proportions, flow of outline and harmonious angulation. Not the flashy markings of 2 to aid him but as an example of a well made Smooth male he should rightly be appreciated. He has a quality head shape with good length, planes, fill of muzzle and scored over 2 with a tighter lip line and being less deep through the skull, though 2 has a beautiful eye shape and the tighter ear set. Has enough length of neck which flows into a wonderful front with textbook angulation and good bone and feet which was matched at the rear - heís the sort you canít wait to see move. Holds a firm topline with the correct rise over the loin, a gentle sweep to the tail and coupled with the full maturity in body which, as might be expected, the younger 2 does not yet have, he was a hard act to beat. And then he moves Ė easy smooth reach in front, effortless drive from the rear and he could go on for ever. In good weather resistant coat and condition, handled to his advantage, he was an attentive showman and fully deserved to win this class today. BD

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April 2013 Working & Pastoral Breeds of Wales Ch Show - Judge : Marion Sargent, Best Dog and Reserve Best of Breed, doing the double with Mouse

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March 2013 British Collie Ch Show - Judge : Isobel Griffiths - 3rd Open Dog

 

2012

December 2012 British Collie Show - Judge : Sue Hewart Chambers, 2nd Open Dog

This boy is now coming into his own, he has lots to like about him, handsome with nicely tipped ears and a good outline shape. Well off for bone, lovely temperament, moved out easily at one with his owner

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November 2012 Collie Association Show - Judge : Jane Lilley,  2nd Open Dog

Tri  with good firm topline and decent layback of shoulder, well shaped head, good  topline and depth of chest, in excellent coat and hard muscular condition. Very  enthusiastic on the move, driving strongly from his hocks

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October 2012 South Wales Ch Show - Judge : Maxine Mellish, 2nd Open Dog & Reserve Best Dog

 another tri male with a  pleasing masculine expression, dark eye, clean head, good underjaw, length and  reach of neck, level topline, which he held on the move. A close decision, but  I just preferred the winner's ear carriage. Reserve Best Dog. 
 

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August 2012 Welsh Kennel Club Ch Show - Judge : Grenville Francis, 2nd Limit Dog

 good head with a nice obliquely set eye giving the sweetest of expressions, good lay of shoulder and spring of rib, a little shorter in body than first however in proportion. Moved ok

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   August 2012 Bournemouth Ch Show - Judge :Zena Thorn Andrews, Woody 1st Open Dog and Dog Challenge Certificate

Lovely mover and although he stands overwide in front he does not move that  way, good head and eyes but ears set too low, well made and nicely muscled,  correct topline and rear, well carried tail. Won the CC on his flowing side  gait

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   July 2012 West of England Collie Club Ch Show - Judge : Keith Starkey, 2nd Limit Dog

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   July 2012 London Collie Ch Show - Judge : Geoff Duffield 1st Limit Dog

handsome tri of two years, home bred from champion parents, sired by the famed True Topic who I awarded BIS here two years ago. Plenty of appeal, clean head, flat skull, balanced, kind eye & expression, good neck & shoulder, body well proportioned, nice temperament, sound mover, keeping topline

 

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   June 2012 Midland Collie Club - Judge : Jeff Hyde, 1st Open Dog and Reserve Best Dog

Tri colour dog with free movement. In good order. Presented well. His head is balanced with decent eye, his expression spoiled by low set ears. Good neck and outline and sufficient angulation. RBD

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   June 2012 Stafford County 2 Day Show - Judge : 1st AV Pastoral Open

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May 2012 - Birmingham National - Judge Birgit Hayward -   2nd Open Dog

Tricolour, lovely conformation, good head, eye and  expression, good foreface, stop and flat skull, ears could be tighter, good  reach of neck, good topline, well angulated, good forechest and ribbing, nice  feet, excellent coat, moved with drive, well presented

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May 2012 - Lancashire & Cheshire Collie Club - Judge Eira Moores -  1st Limit Dog and Reserve Dog CC

2 year old tri-colour  super conformation, good shoulder angles, turn of stifle, short well let down hocks. Good length of back, rise over loin, good bone. Clean  wedge head, flat skull, moulded fore face, correct stop & lovely  dark eyes. Movement good. Showed enough to win RCC

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January 2012 - Manchester Ch Show - Judge Kevin Young-   2nd Limit Dog 

would prefer a little more size to this male. Good neck & shoulders with a lovely topline, moved freely

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January 2012 - Lichfield - Judge Tony Foster-  2nd in Open behind Mouse
 

2011

 November 2011 London & Provincial Collie Club Ch Show - Judge : John Geddes , 2nd Limit Dog

Smaller dog with good proportions. Pleasing head  and ears, eye a shade light. Moved out with purpose

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 October 2011 South Wales Ch Show - Judge :Sue Hewart Chambers, Reserve Best Dog

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   September 2011 Smooth Collie Club Ch Show - Judge :Elizabeth Cartledge, 2nd Limit Dog

2 years tri. Kind and intelligent eyes and a steady showman who made the most of himself standing. Well sprung ribs. Front movement could be a bit firmer

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   September 2011 City of Birmingham Ch Show - Judge :Derek Smith,  2nd Limit Dog

Excellent moving tri, very nice head type and he has lovely eye, well constructed, bit too much weight and reluctant to show

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   August 2011 Welsh Kennel Club Ch Show - Judge : Stuart Mallard,  3rd Limit Dog

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July 2011 National Working & Pastoral Ch Show - Judge : Derek Rigby, 3rd Limit Dog

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   June 2011 London Collie - Judge : Anne Hollywood, 1st Limit Dog

A superbly balanced tri whose markings do not help him one bit.  Super front and rear angulations and in great hard condition giving him a free easy movement and he really drives from his short strong hocks. Another who can really cover the ground with very little effort. He has a very nice head with correct stop and nice eye and expression

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    June 2011 Three Counties - Judge - Rodney Oldham Woody 1st Open Dog and Reserve Best Dog

not the biggest of tris but is quite well balanced, has length to his head & is fairly shallow through, clean neck & shoulders, deep well sprung ribs, firm loin & gentle slope to croup giving good tailset, good rear definition, moves out with ease covering ground well. RBD.

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SKC 2011 - Michael Gaunt - 1st Limit Dog & CC doing the Double with his sister Mouse

 tri litter brother to Fay Mouse & all of her critique applies to him. He is a masculine version of her. I think that perhaps where he scores on her is he has a slightly better body length, but in the BOB he was not being handled by his owner, his sister was giving that little bit more

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Lancashire & Cheshire Collie 2011 - Nick Smith - 1st Limit Dog & Reserve CC

Another quality tri. Caught my eye for his overall shape and balance. Head handled well but still needing to clean which I am sure will come with age. Strong neck and balanced throughout. Nice level  top line and good turn of stifle. Presentation was very good and he was handled to perfection and his movement was first class. I will follow his career with interest. RDCC

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Birmingham National 2011 - Sara Robertson - 1st Limit Dog & Reserve CC

good coming & going, great short loin which gave him the correct proportions. Would prefer a better ear set. RBD & RCC

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WELKS 2011 - Ann Arch - 3rd Limit Dog

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Crufts 2011 - Tony Foulston - 2nd Limit Dog

Tri who has a well constructed and balanced body. Pleasing head, I would however preferred a little extra length, correct stop eyes ok, ears are set a little low and he was reluctant to use them. Moved well.

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SMOOTH COLLIE OF THE YEAR - RUNNER UP TO TOP MALE

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British Collie 2011 -Robin Searle - 2nd Limit Dog

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Manchester 2011 - Val Geddes- 2nd Open Dog

Another tric, with lots to like, still in that teenager stage and the mind that goes with it !! At the other end of the size scale but still masculine and well balanced. Quality head with good planes and stop, eyes a shade full but well placed, ears could be a shade tighter. Nicely made body with good coat and substance and well angulated, moved out soundly.

2010

Ladies Kennel Association December 2010 -Isobel Griffiths- 1st Post Graduate Dog

Collie Association Open Show November 2010 -Frank Kane- 1st Junior Dog, Best Dog, Best Opposite Sex, and Reserve Best of Breed

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Smooth Collie Club of GB Championship Show November 2010 - Pat Lister 1st Post Graduate Dog

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South Wales Championship Show October 2010 -Bill Brown Cole- 2nd Junior Dog, VHC Junior Stakes (16 entries - Judge Karina Le Mare

Preferred head of first, very good bone, legs and feet, excellent angulation, covered the ground well

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City of Birmingham Championship Show September 2010 -Ferelith Somerfield- 1st Junior Dog, Reserve Dog CC

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Welsh Kennel Club Championship Show August 2010 -Carol Smedley - 1st Junior Dog

Another tri of good size. Not as positive in front movement as I would prefer but moved freely. Pleasing head, although shorter in length, is balanced with a flat skull. Nicely placed ears. I would prefer slighter more reach of neck. Good tail carriage.

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Bournemouth Championship Show August 2010 -Sandra Wigglesworth - 1st Junior Dog, Reserve Dog CC

13mth tri male with masculine outlook most appealing for type. Well balanced head, well filled flat skull, moulding in foreface, correct stop with parallel planes, well placed eye, good ears, I would like to see a little more strength in underjaw, he has a balanced outline good front, neck & shoulder, and well muscled hindquarters, moved quite well, see he is sired by the B.O.B. winner, a most promising youngster. Reserve CC

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Leeds Championship Show, July 2010 - Judge Ann Smith, 1st Junior Dog,

tri, balanced, well off for bone, excellent topline & tail carriage on move, clean head & sweet eyes

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Evesham Open  Show, July 2010 - Judge Ken Humphries, 1st Open & Best of Breed and Shortlisted in Pastoral Group

BOB Hutchings' Collidach Molloney Ta Tu You. Male, well angulated fore hand, level topline, well let down hocks, tight feet. Good head and expression, dark eye

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National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show, July 2010 - Judge Miranda Blake, 1st Junior Dog, and 2nd Junior Stakes Class, Judge Michael Coad

12 months tri with a lovely head, so well balanced & moulded, flat skull & slight but perceptible stop, well shaped & placed dark eyes & alert ears gave him a wonderful expression, well put together boy, correct bone & in good body condition, well angulated, powered round the ring with ease. I wish his coat was a touch blacker, but that may come with time

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Newport All Breed Open Show, Ending of puppy Career on 10th July - Judge Pam Blay, Best Puppy AVNSC, Pastoral Puppy Group and Best Puppy in Show

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East of England Championship Show July 2010 - Ann Hassock - 1st Puppy Dog,  Best Puppy in Breed, 5th Junior Stakes - Meg Purnell Carpenter

well grown tri, nicely moulded foreface, good underjaw, good expression, moved well. BP

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West of England Collie Championship Show July 2010 - Mike Vincent - 2nd Puppy Dog

Well conformed Tri. Slower to mature than 1 but very promising. Well made throughout. Nice head, with alert expression but ears appear a little low set at the moment. Good length of neck, well angulated shoulder, needs to broaden and deepen in chest, but this should come in time. Correct topline and coat texture. Moved truly on good legs and feet

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London Collie Championship Show 2010 - Delia Moore - 1st Puppy Dog, Reseve Dog CC, Best Puppy in Breed and Reserve Best of Breed, RBPIS - Jeff Duffield

Quality tricolour with good clean wedge head of correct length, well placed stop and eye. Well angulated front and rear, good length of back and tail, moved well, covering the ground with ease. RCC and Best Puppy - Delia Moore

RBPIS - The Smooth, also approaching 12 months, a son of the day's BIS, has much going for him & he, too, will surely reach the top. Nice for Faye as she moves True Topic for the Haywards & this lad is also very animated. One of the best Smooth puppies I have seen in recent years, he exudes energy. Lovely head to handle with well placed, intelligent eye & expression, very good overall conformation, strongly made throughout, he ran the Rough to the wire but, on the day, the Rough just had the overall edge. Two lovely pups, - Jeff Duffield

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Bath Championship Show 2010 - Denise Courtney - 3rd Pastoral puppy Group

Puppy Group 3 was Collidach Molloney Ta Tu You, Smooth Collie, very sound youngster of 10 months, lovely wedge head with dark friendly eye, very shapely in body conformation, excellent mover showing correct action, handled & presented well.

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Bath Championship Show 2010 - Sue Hewart Chambers - 1st Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed

very promising youngster, pleasing head qualities, medium sized dark eye, tipped ears, straight front, balanced outline, tight arched feet, moved out so soundly & freely, looked great, can see his sire in him. BP

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Smooth Collie Club Open Show  - Terry Nethercote - 2nd Puppy Dog, 1st Junior Dog, 1st Novice Dog

 Tri boy and close up to the winner. Correct topline, slight rise over the loin and shown in good hard condition. Nice free movement

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WELKS 2010 - Brian Hawkins - 2nd Puppy Dog

Stylish tricolour, Not the maturity of 1 and on the day 1 impressed more, but given time its just possible that this will be the one to have to get past. Pleasing head qualities and excellent conformation, presents himself well and impressive on the move.

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Sutton Coldfield Open Show, - Tan Nagencha - BPIB, RBOB, Puppy Group 1 and Reserve Best Puppy in Show

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National Working & Pastoral Breeds Open Show - Keith McGregor -  1st Junior

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1st Show - Manchester Ch Show - Jeff Luscott - 2nd Puppy Dog

Using his action to the full, he has a nice overall balance and shape with a good head and neck, has good body development, just needs to tighten and mature