My love of dogs stems way back to early childhood. Although I was never allowed a dog whilst living with my parents, during my late teenage years I befriended a blue merle dog called Shadow. I adored this dog and judging by the lengthy, noisy high pitch greeting I received on a regular basis I guess the feeling was mutual.
I brought my first collie as a pet in 1990, she was a shaded sable and white bitch called Highnol Enchantress, a daughter of the famous 'Lynway Seldom Sober' a line I have always admired and is still very much at the forefront of my breeding today.
My affix 'Jopium ' was granted in 1994 and was founded with bloodlines from the kennels of Brilyn, Lynaire, Emryks and Lynway.
Succesful combinations of the above breeding with a few additions of some foreign blood along the way has given Jopium the
success it has enjoyed to date.
I continually strive to enhance each generation considering breed type, temperament and health of equal importance.
This fabulous breed has given me endless pleasure both in and out of the show ring. Such great characters to live with but not without sorrow and huge heartache when its time to say goodbye.
I have made some great friends, met some amazing people, had the honour of becoming a Championship show judge and visited some beautiful countries. All of this has been possible because of my passion for Rough Collies.
Long may it continue x
Jo Hodges, Codnor Park, Nottingham NG16 5PP, tel 01773 607267, email email@example.com