Welcome To Avonfair Collies, we present the star of our kennel....
[Subject to KC confirmation]
JW ShCM. 3 C.C & 6 R.C.C's
[Sire: Total Recall Du Clos De Seawind to Samhaven: Dam: Champion Samhaven Music]
Phoebe our wonderful showgirl has surpassed all our expectations she has been consistently placed at all championship shows winning 2 CC and 6 RCC.
Bitch Challenge certificates at
Northumberland and Durham Collie Club 13 April 2013.
Judge Mrs Brenda Cooney.
National Championship Show 5 May 2011
Judge Mr Peter Bailey.
Bitch Challenge Certificate
Lancs & Cheshire May 2013
Judge - Barry M Croft.
Reserve Challenge Certificates at
LKA Ch Show Dec 2012 -Judge Mr Jimmy Tait
SKC Ch Show Aug 2012 - Judge Mrs Janette Phillips
Three Counties Ch Show June 2011 - Judge Ms Gwen Beaden.
Yorkshire Collie Club Sept 2010 - Mrs Brenda Cooney.
Welsh Kennel Club Aug 2010 -Judge Mr John Ritchie
SKC Ch Show May 2010 -Judge Mrs Christine Collins.
After a period of heartache [Phoebe has had 2 failed litter attempts] we were given the opportunity to have another Samhaven bitch to join our kennel.
**SAMHAVEN MOET CHANDON
[Sire: Samhaven Rover's Return. Dam: Champion Samhaven Moet]
Sopie is a beautiful puppy who has also been consistently placed at Champ and Breed Opn shows, her most noted to date are:-
1st Minor Puppy SKC Ch Show August 2012
1st Minor Puppy Ayrshire Collie Club October 2012
2nd Puppy LKA Ch Show December 2012
and Reserve Best Bitch, Res Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show
Northumberland and Durham Open Show January 2013.
STAR ATTRACTION JW
09th March 2007 to 06th February 2010
[Sire: Champion Samhaven Toastmarster: Dam: Hanvale Starlight Express at Avonfair]
fun loving and most of all “MUMS FAVORITE GIRL” Coral was cruelly
taken from us after 3 days of illness shortly
before her third birthday. Coral was a dream to own and I feel blessed to have bred and owned such an amazing girl.
Coral had a successful puppy career gaining her Junior Warrant at 14 months then retiring for maternal duties and raised a beautiful litter of 6 bitches and 1 dog.
Jopium Touch of Soul at Triburle JW. Dam: Avonfair Star Attraction
1st Maiden British Collie Club Championship show
1st Maiden Collie Club Of Wales Championship show
1st Minor Puppy Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club champion show
1st Novice Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club Championship Show
Best Puppy bitch Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club Championship Show
lives on through her show winning daughters our own Peaches who has had a
wonderful start to her show career
and her litter sister Grace who has joined has joined Laura Bianconi in Italy.
Peaches has taken a back seat to Phoebe and the new puppies at times, she has also struggled to hold her coat over the last year,
she did make a brief appearance at the Ayrshire Collie Club in June 2012 where she won
Best Bitch and Best in Show. Thank you to judge Mrs Mary McInally.
It is hoped we will campaign her in 2014 after maternal duties.
Peaches Litter sister Grace has joined Laura Bianconi in Italy and we wish them the very best of luck for the future.
AVONFAIR AVA GRACE
CARONLEA CELTIC BY DESIGN FOR AVONFAIR JW [IKC]
[Caronlea James Bond x Lynmead Let's Get Black Wassail]
We were very fortunate to get Tova at the end of 2010 bred by Karen O Neil and Di Ware and she has been a bundle of mischief ever since with her “personality plus”
On entering the ring at her first champ show she was 2nd in a class of 19 and from there she went from strength to strength completing her Junior Warrant at the tender age of 8 months.
Her many wins include.
Res Best Puppy in show British Collie Champ Show
Res Best Puppy in show Scottish Collie Champ show
Best Bitch and Best Puppy in show at Scottish Collie Open Show
Best Puppy in show at Ayrshire Collie open show.
STARLIGHT EXPRESS AT AVONFAIR
[Sire: Champion Brihow Thanks a Million from Buebezi. Dam: Hanvale Honeysuckle]
We are also proud of Cassidy although taking a back seat to the younger ones and is now a grandmother
Cassie is now over 8 years old and it is hoped that she will grace some veteran classes before she is any older.
Our past and how it all started...
My ownership of rough collies started in 1975, when I was 5 years old my parent’s bought a sable and white “Lassie” pup. I was ecstatic and could not wait to get home from school every day to see my puppy. His first year was interesting as he developed a passion for mum’s shoes and dad’s books but he made it through his first year and was the most loyal gentle dog anyone could wish for. He was a gentle giant. He was huge and had pricked ears but we though a beauty.
After Shep we had vowed there would be no more dogs as it was too painful to lose him, we lasted 3 weeks when we saw a advert in the local paper for sable and white puppies, so off we trotted to just to have a look at a litter of puppies, needless to say we picked a dog pup for collection the next week. We started obedience training with “Shadow” and showing was suggested so we decided to enter the show ring. It was obvious he wasn’t show quality and he also became seriously ill and was put to sleep at 18months to prevent any further suffering. I also bought a tricolour dog along the way called Storm who was a law unto himself and was rehomed with friends of the family as it became clear that keeping dogs and bitches together was no fun for anyone. He lived peacefully to 14 years old.
a 21st birthday present my mother bought me my first bitch “Connie”
from Jean Brown. She was tricolour, and she was a “dream”,
she was gorgeous and she knew it. She loved the showring, unusual
for a rough collie, she had a wonderful shape and had the most gorgeous
Silent Dreamer At Avonfair
produced her first and my first puppies in May 1992 to Tashadon George
Washington she was a reluctant mother, she hated every minute of being
a mother she resented being confined to a whelping box, but mostly
how dirty and messy puppies were, so I had to be a quick learner to
keep 6 puppies alive day and night.
We kept a sable and white bitch “Chelsea.” Who was fiercely
independent probably due to her mother’s neglect. Chelsea was
a great puppy who won many BP and BOB and was a joy to show and own
Chelsea was also a wonderful mother when the time came. Chelsea produced
a litter of 8 in October 1995 to Roanburn Royal Oak.
a long the way we purchased a sable and white bitch from Lynda James.
Hot Pepper At Avonfair
Over the years work and other commitment took over my life and dog showing took a back seat, until 2005 when we lost Connie at 15 years I was devastated I still think of her everyday. Again vowed I was not having anymore but decided to go along to SKC champ show in May 2005 and for some reason decided I wanted to renter the ring.
looked around for a sable bitch pup, tricolours are my favourite but
I felt I was too raw for tricolour. In September we finally got “Cassidy”
from Val Setchell and our journey began again and we have loved every
minute and met some wonderful friends here and abroad and look forward
to many more years of showing and breeding.
Douglas, Michelle and Margaret Jordon
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