Ring Patterns: A look back at January 2016

Mason-Dixon Collie Club leads with best turnout
There were 17 specialty shows held in five states during January: Texas, Oklahoma, Maryland, Ohio and Virginia. Carrie Chase, whose original breed is Pembroke Welsh Corgis, judged the largest talent pool, surveying 77 collies -- 49 roughs and 28 smooths -- at the Saturday afternoon show hosted by Mason-Dixon Collie Club in Maryland on January 16. Judge Chase was approved for the breed in November of 2010.

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Judge (initial breed if other than Collies) Rough/Smooth Entry exhibited Total Collies
Date Specialty Show Date Approved to Judge Collies

Collie Club of Maryland circuit draws the largest entries
Mary Murphy, an AKC Collie judge since 1996, tallied the largest entry for the month with a total of 89 at the Collie Club of Maryland Specialty Show on January 17.

Judge (initial breed if other than Collies) State Total Entry of Collies Date Specialty Show Date Approved to Judge Collies

Collies excelling in the Herding Group
A total of 16 judges awarded 17 Herding Group placements, including three Group 1 awards. The rough variety came away with a ribbon 13 times compared to 4 for the smooth variety. Charles Olvis gave out multiple placements and he was one of three judges, along with Neena Van Kamp and Patricia Trotter, to honor the breed with Group 1 awards. Judge Olvis' original breed is Old English Sheepdogs and he has been approved for Collies since 1996. The Group 1 he awarded represents the month's largest number of herding dogs shown -- 253 -- at a show in which a collie placed -- Nolan River Kennel Club in Texas. In this case, the honor went to the smooth variety.

Judge (Intial Breed or Country) Total Shown in Herding Group / Variety awarded and placement State Date All Breed Show Date Approved to Judge Collies

Owner handlers also in the ribbons
Herding Group Judges placed collies 10 times in the AKC National Owner-Handled Series, including a Group 1 by Judge Laurie King Telfair and Reserve Best In Show by Judge Arley Hussin to the smooth variety winner at the Kennel Club of Buffalo in New York on January 17.

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Judge (Intial Breed or Country) Variety awarded and placement State Date All Breed Show Date Approved to Judge Collies
Classified ads

January 2, 2018
OREGON – Darling 4-month-old tri-headed white smooth puppy available. Puppy is MDR1/NM and DM/NC, mild CEA. House and crate trained. Rides in the car well (no drooling). Some leash training. And loves small dogs. Contact:

January 1, 2018
SOUTH CAROLINA – Clover Collies offers for sale a rough, tri color male, 1-year-old, for show or pet. He is out of Blu Ridge Full Moon x Ch. Lisara's Love Spell of Migerah. Current on vaccines, eye checked and microchipped. Contact:

December 30, 2017
WEST VIRGINIA – New River Collies has 2 beautiful smooth male puppies available born 9/7/17 out our GCh Milo (Trooper Son) X near Ch. Dixie (Alex daughter). Up to date on health and eye checks, beautiful puppies. Show or pet. Contact:

December 30, 2017
MICHIGAN – WANTED! Forever home for rough, sable boy puppy! Excellent health and temperament, eye checks, shots, from champion stock. He is both show and pet quality. Pet quality MUST neuter. Pics available. $900 Please send inquiries to:

December 22, 2017
KENTUCKY – Star Country Collies has a sable puppy male, born 9/24/17, available to a companion home only. He has the best temperament. He has his shots, nasal kennel cough vaccine, eye check and is microchipped. You may contact me by email to starcountry2017
for more details.

December 17, 2017
WASHINGTON – Aurealis Collies offers for sale a beautiful blue merle female, CH Aurealis Starstruck for show, performance or companion. Chloe is sired by GCHS Aurealis Endeavour. Pedigree and photos upon request:

December 9, 2017
NORTH CAROLINA – Puppies, DOB 10-11-17 by Gold GCH Project Runway, HSAs, out of rough GCH Bow & Arrow, ROM, ROM-P dam. Rough tri girl, rough sable merle girl, smooth sable merle girl, smooth sable merle dog. Please send inquiries to:

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