London & Provincial Collie Open Show February 2017


Judge Tracey Jackson (Sassari)



Best of Breed Benton's Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle & Best in Show & Best Veteran in Show

Best Dog Norman's Seanua Signature

Reserve Best Dog Benton's Oakestelle Vivaldi

Best Bitch Benton's Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle

Reserve Best Bitch Benton's Oakestelle Venus de Milo

Best Puppy -

Best Veteran Benton's Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle

No Entries


Post Graduate (1,0)
1st Theobald's Seanua Softly Softly


Open Dog (3,0)

1st Norman's Seanua Signature

2nd Benton & Wood's Oakestelle Vivaldi

3rd Gidding's Ryecombe Discovered Gold


Open Bitch (4,0)

1st Benton's Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle

2nd Benton's Oakestelle Venus De Milo

3rd Norman's Int Ch Seanua Serendipity

Res Peacock's Blamorder Back to the Start for Sarenth ShCM



PG (1) 1 Theobald's and Norman's Seamus Softly Softly, 2 yr old rich sable bitch in good coat and condition. Pleasing type of correct size, well balanced and moving strongly. Head of correct proportions, with good earset, not quite the sweet expression I was after being slightly stronger throughout. OD (3) 1 Norman's Seamus Signature. Very mature young male, representing a slightly squarer profile but still balanced and moved powerfully. Head well proportioned but quite strong, eye shape ok but placement not quite correct. Ears well placed and used to advantage. Full of himself and handler does well. BD. 2 Benton's CH Oakestelle Vivaldi. Tri male who was in complete contrast to the 1st. 3yrs old but still seems physically immature. Good type with more length in his back, excellent shoulder, nicely angulated quarters. He moved well enough. Long head still needs to come on, I would prefer to see better moulding to foreface, correct stop, good ears, eye a fraction round but did not detract. Think the best of him is still to come. 3 Ryecomb Discovered Gold. OB 1 Benton's Alopex Marionette of Oakestelle 8 yr old blue bitch of exquisite type. Last time I judged I could find nothing to beat her and today was no different. I won't list her many virtues as I would only be repeating myself, except to say I love her. Just starting to show her age when I look into her sweet grey face. But she showed , as always, like a trooper and moved like a 2 yr old. Very sad to see she remains untitled, she is a little gem of enduring quality, thoroughly deserving her title, sincerely hope she makes it. BB, BOB, BIS. 2 Benton's Oakestelle Venus dear Milo, daughter of the above and she has many qualites to admire. Appealing type, shade longer cast but good rise over loin and deep chest and spring of rib. Presented beautiful profile along with her eye catching blue jacket. Moved very well. Like her brother in a previous class, head still needs to develop fully but has typical feminine outlook with pretty eye.