Breed Notes
27th January 2023

The first set of CC’s was available at Manchester, now firmly based at Stafford. Our judge was Tan Nagreecha (Chandlimore). This was his 2 nd appointment; his first was at Scottish Breeds in 2016. On paper it was a very good entry, especially for a Thursday but there were slightly more absentees (37 as marked by Higham) from the original 117 entered. This could well have been to the awful weather conditions forecast, folks coming down with bugs and possibly general apathy!


Roughs followed Smooths in the Argyle Hall Taking his 7 th CC was Ch Gataj Struck By Lightning for Melissa Lockyer, just to refresh your memories, his birthday is in March and he will be 4 years old. Sired by Lynmack Thunderstruck out of Gataj Girls Best Friend.

Standing 2 nd in Open, and taking, I think his first big award was Takhisis Dream Weaver for Sophie Wray Ramsden. Born in August 2016, his sire is Honky Tonk Man of River Tweed out of Beldones Duchess of Dreams and he won the RDCC, to go with the RDCC his travel companion, the ASD Bruce had also annexed the same award. Well done boys

Starlenga Just As Well is a sable, owned and bred by the Walker family and Louise made the journey down with companion, Michelle Mitchell, and this win, first time out, would be a great boost to mum Margo, now home following a spell in hospital. He is sired by Starlenga Curious George out of Beldones Just For Fun at Starlenga and was born May last year and was BPD

Gataj The Dark Side, a tricolour born in April 22 is sired by Ch/Int Ch Jugband Blues du Clos de Sea-Wind out of Pretty Woman de Remember Our Love with Gataj owned and bred by Melissa Lockyer

Brian &; Odile won PG with Beldones Rocket Man, a sable, by Ch Roughrigg Rag ‘n’Bone Man out of Beldones Corradina and he was born Jan 2021.

Karen McDevitt, as breeder, handled Caronlea Celtic Traveller with Fivannte for Brian, Kath and Jane Donaldson, his owners. Sired by Denfris Discovery for Caronlea out of Denfris Eternal Flame for Caronlea, thus obtaining a KCSB No. Denise Vogan and Lenosann Midnight Rascal won VD, bred by Denise he is sired by Kourika Kosmic Cowboy out of Lanlin Wolves Wonder and he was born in March 2013.

Special Beginners went to Jacky Dix and her Barrenclough Diamond Skies, another sable bred by Lynda Boyle. His sire is Barrenclough Diamond Days out of Barrenclough Touch if Thyme JW.

Now to the ladies, taking the first class, Puppy, was Robert & Margaret Shipp with Tremaro Kind of Magic. A sable born April 2022 and sired by Ch Magical Moon of Lowlands Green Valley for Chantique out of Perfect Decision du Clos de Sea-Wind.

Junior went to the mother and daughter duo of Michelle Mitchell and her mother with Avonfair A Million Love Song. A sable also by Ch Magical Moon but out of Salsina Secret Lovesong at Avonfair and she was born Dec 2021 Brian and Odile won PG with the l/s to the PGD winner, Beldones Magical Bliss.

Returning to the ring after a short break was the blue merle, Starlenga Nina Simone for the Walker family. She was born July 2021 and sired by Starlenga All That Jazz at Aaronwell out of Beldones Baby Think Twice at Starlenga.

Winning Open was Ch Gillyflower Della Buca Delle Fate for Rob & Margret Shipp and she was born in January 2017, bred by Lisa Ricciardi. Sired by More and More Della Buca Fate out of Rather Be Della Buca Fate.

Dave & Sue Randall brought Ch Ladnar Inkheart out to win Veteran, by Ladnar Harvey Moon out of Ladnar Full Circle and was born May 2015.

David Riddell won Sp Beginners with is Princess Jessie The Third. Bred by Kelly Svensen she is sired by Wicani New Cat On The Block out of A Frosty Kiss of the Holy Mountain.

The CC, her first went to Beldones Magical Bliss, following on from her rcc win at CA with Gillyflower taking the reserve. BOB went to the sable bitch, BPIB to Rob & Margaret with their bitch puppy and BV to Dave &; Sue with Barrenclough Diamond Skies taking Best Sp Beginners.

If you were to look at the pedigrees of the winners, it is interesting to note that there is a close relationship between the top winners via the Beldones breeding, so congratulations again to Brian & Odile

However, although both the adult and puppy stayed for their respective groups we were not included. I could not find any Rough wins in stakes classes or even if we were represented.

Sadly, I have to report on two more collie names no longer with us, firstly, Helen Kiltie from Scotland who campaigned one of the pretty Steelhurst bitches to her title, Ch Steelhurst Star Addition at Camregan and Ian Semple, son of Alec Semple of the well known Glencourse kennel which were very active in the late 1950-1960 with numerous winners including Ch Glencourse Gloria. Our condolences to both families. A full tribute will appear later.

Carole Smedley