Ring Patterns: A look back at November 2016

Pacific Northwest Collie Club leads the way in November

There were 12 specialty shows held in 4 states during November: Alabama, California, Oregon and Tennessee. Linda Hash Davis judged the largest entry, surveying 57 collies -- 34 roughs and 23 smooths, at the Pacific Northwest Collie Club Sunday specialty show in Rickreall, Oregon on November 13, 2016. Judge Davis was approved for the breed in October of 2007.

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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

California specialty pulls highest entry and third best attendance
Judge Barbara Linder's total entry of 61 was the largest entry for the month. She has been an AKC Collie judge since November 1999.

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

Both Varieties hold their own in the Herding Group
This month recorded 1 Best in Show (judge Inge Semenschin), 1 Reserve Best in Show award (judge: Gareth Morgan-Jones) 27 Herding Group placements, including 8 Group 1 awards, 5 Group 2 awards, 10 Group 3 awards and 4 Group 4 awards -- 18 for the roughs and 9 for the smooths. Tom Coen was the only judge to place both varieties in the same Group. That show was at Chenango Valley Kennel Club in Syracuse, New York and it included 108 herding dogs shown that day.

The largest number of herding dogs shown at a show in which a collie took a group placement was 186 on November 5. It was a Group 2 under judge Harry (Butch) Schulman at Marion Kennel Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On that day, the honor went to the Rough 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 continue to keep up the pace
Herding Group judges placed collies 22 times in the AKC National Owner-Handled Series, including 5 Group 1 awards (3 for the smooths, 2 for the roughs) and also a Reserve Best In Show (Smooth) by Joan Eversole at Springfield Kennel Club in Massachusetts on November 27.

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Judge (Intial Breed or Country) Variety awarded and placement State Date All Breed Show Date Approved to Judge Collies
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November 14, 2017
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November 7, 2017
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November 5, 2017
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October 27, 2017
MICHIGAN – Available! Show and pet quality puppies from champion stock. Boys and girls. First shots and eye checks included. Pet quality starting at $1,000 w/ $100 refund after spay or neuter. SQ starting at $1,500. Please send inquiries to:

October 20, 2017
WISCONSIN – One-year-old rough sable boy available to performance or companion home. Smart, energetic, and eager to please. Son of GCHG Laredo Here Comes the Sun RN. More info:

October 15, 2017
OHIO – 2 tri males, 3 females -- 2 sables and 1 tri. 9-weeks old. Sire is GCH Creekwood It Happened One Night, out of Pleasant Acre Blausertown Even The Stars Fall 4 U (CH Fantasy's Finding Fame x CH Pleasant Acre Trifecta). Please send inquiries to:

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