Welcome to Ring Patterns, the Colliesonline.com feature in which we re-cap, month by month, the general achievements of the breed at specialties and all-breeds throughout the country. In July, at the all-breed shows, collies came away with one Best in Show award, one Reserve Best in Show, 20 Group placements, one Reserve Best Owner-handled in Show, and 30 National Owner-handled Series placements.
The Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show were awarded in Alaska and went to the rough dog, GCHS Taradells Silent Leader, HT. The judges were Jon Cole with 271 dogs in competition and James Moses, with 406, respectively. The Reserve Best Owner-handled in Show was awarded to the rough dog, GCH Oak Knolls Secret Flame under Judge Carol Graham in Minnesota.
GCH Oak Knolls Secret Flame was a stand-out in July with a Reserve Best Owner-handled in Show under Carol Graham at Duluth Kennel Club On July 12.
Collies accrued 20 Herding Group placements, with three Group 1 awards – all going to the rough dog, GCHS Taradells Silent Leader, HT, under judges Beverly Capstick (Initial breed: Dobermans), Cindy Meyer (Initial breed: German Shepherds) and Gloria Geringer (Initial breed: Cocker Spaniels).
Group placing collies total 8 in July
A total of 8 collies recorded placements in July – five roughs and three smooths. Other placements included five Group 2s, nine Group 3s, and three Group 4s. Of all the placements, the Rough Variety came away with a ribbon 15 times compared to five for the Smooth Variety.
GCHS Cardross Red Dirt Road was one of only three Group-placing smooths in July . He took three placements, including the show with the largest entry of herding dogs in which a collie placed.
Roughs placing in the Herding Group – five: GCH Glenshire Peaches And Cream (B), CH Milas Call Me Maybe (D), GCH Highcroft St. Germaine Wildfire (D), GCHS Taradells Silent Leader, HT (D), GCHB Scalloway's Lion Hunter (D)
Smooths placing in the Herding Group – three: CH Susitna Little Rose Of Tara Dells (B), GCHS Cardross Red Dirt Road (D), GCHS Lachki Dream Out Loud, RN (D),
The largest number of Herding dogs shown at a show in which a collie placed this month was 99 – at Lackawanna Kennel Club in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania on July 27. The award was a Group 3 and it went to the smooth dog, GCHS Cardross Red Dirt Road. The Herding Group judge was Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna.
Lydia Hutchinson was the only judge in July that placed both varieties in the same group on the same day. It happened in Soldotna, Alaska at Kenai Kennel Club on July 14 with 49 Herding dogs shown on the day. The rough dog, GCHS Taradells Silent Leader, HT, placed second and the smooth bitch, CH Susitna Little Rose Of Tara Dells, placed fourth.
National Owner-handled Series
GCH Miholiday Crown Jewel Of Party Paws, CGC, TKI and CH Miholiday's Ramblin Rose, CGC, TKN, were both awarded NOHS Group placements in July.
Along with the Reserve Best Owner-handled in Show, Herding Group judges placed collies 30 times in the AKC's National Owner-handled Series. The placements included five Group 1s, two for the Rough Variety and three for the Smooth Variety. Smooths took 16 placements and the roughs took 14.
NOHS award placers for July: GCH Miholiday Crown Jewel Of Party Paws, CGC, TKI, GCHB Creekwood Lochlomun I'Ll Be D'amned, Bradfords Midnight Sun, Faith's King Of Kings, GCHB Markos Just-n-time-4-showtime, CD, BN, RE, CGC, TKA, CH Miholiday's Ramblin Rose, CGC, TKN, GCH Oak Knolls Secret Flame, Valjaron's The Dark Knight Of Wych, GCH Deep River Aspenwind Autumn Gold, Valjaron's Show Stopper, CH Highcroft Envision The Future, Wilde Manor's Picture Perfect, CH Special Heart To Heart, GCH Scalloway's The Huntress, CH Highcroft Envision The Future, CH Chrysalis Wyldrose You Dirty Rat, GCHB Alexy Crooked River Midas Touch
Congratulations to all!