all began in 1978 when my future husband, John, brought me a sable
and white Rough Collie puppy. I had always wanted a "Lassie"
when I was small, and she was a much loved companion to me while John
was working nightshifts. Her registered name was "Caprina
Girl of Golden Sun" - pet name Candy, and although
she had prick ears, receding skull and was short in coat, she was
a very cute happy girl, but developed a lot of health problems when
she was older including bad hip dysplasia.
FOLLOW THAT STAR & CAPRINA GIRL OF GOLDEN SUN
1979 I bought a sable bitch from a Mr & Mrs Jarvis [Shantallows]
who lived in Harwich. Her name was "Shantallow Follow that
Star, Sheeba being her pet name. Her sire was Ch. Leepark
Glenbarry and she was to be my first show dog. I took her to
some local shows and obedience lessons until during the mid eighties
dog shows took a back seat whilst John and I raised a family of our
own. I also learnt to drive so that when I resumed showing again,
I was able to get to the venues by car, and not have to travel via
1990 [having had my affix re-instated], I purchased another sable
and white bitch with showing and breeding in mind. This was "Gemma",
and she came from the Pelido Kennel.
SWEET SHERRY AT MAQUEEBA [9.1.90]
[Ch. Pelido Careless Love x Jaysali Sunshine Girl at Pelido]
attended a few shows as a puppy, where she also took part in junior
handling classes with my eldest daughter Nicola. When she was two
years old I bred her with "Damirayan Dream Lover at Pelido".
From this mating I retained a bitch, namely "Maqueeba Donna
DONNA DAYDREAMS [9.3.92 - 21.5.07]
[Damirayan Dream Lover at Pelido x Pelido Sweet Sherry at Maqueeba]
was Crufts qualified and my fondest memory with her was in 1997
at E.A.C.A. Championship show where she was awarded second in a big
Post Grad class from John Walsh [Joshren], followed up by
a worthy critique. I line bred Donna back to Ch Pelido
Italian Affair, and she produced a lovely litter to him. I retained
another sable bitch on "Maqueeba Amba Mist", Amber.
The photo above depicts Donna as a young puppy.
.It is with great sadness that at the age of fifteen that i had to
have Donna put to rest to save any more pain(stress) she was the first
litter i had & through her son my line continues.
AMBA MIST [19.5.98]
[Ch. Pelido Italian Affair x Maqueeba Donna Daydreams]
excels in front angulation, and a long neck [which happens to be a
point of the Standard I like to see in a collie]. Sadly she has not
bred on as having mated her on several occasions she has not produced
any live puppies, but one of her litter brothers "Maqueeba
Italian Dream at Tudorlyn", Spencer, owned and
shown by Linda Philpin [Tudorlyn] has won a CC, an award
of which as his breeder I am very proud.
1996 I introduced a Blue Merle bitch to the kennel. "Jay
- Pelido Sugar Moon at Maqueeba". She is a lovely coloured
merle with coat markings as described by the Standard. She won well
as a puppy, and the highlight of her show career was when as a junior,
she won the Res. C.C. at the British Collie Club Championship show
from Robin Searle [Surlson]
SUGAR MOON AT MAQUEEBA [28.2.96]
[Kybo Lad at Pelido x Pelido Kiss Me Kate]
first litter was to Cathanbrae Midnight Affair at Pelido.
I retained a tricolour bitch this time, namely "Maqueeba
Holly Black". One of her blue brothers "Maqueeba
Blue Lance" went to live with Brian and Gillian Hull [Lizmark].
This mating produced good bone and substance and correct colours too.
Amber was unable to breed on, I mated Holly to Amber's
brother Spencer to keep in line with my foundation bitch
Gemma. She has in turn produced "Maqueeba Shady Lacy",
SHADY LADY [8.5.02]
[Maqueeba Italian Dream at Tudorlyn x Maqueeba Holly Black]
has retained the lovely outline that I have been aiming for, and has
done reasonably well at the shows she has been to having gained several
Best Pupy awards.
I felt that I wanted to sweeten the ye and expression in my breeeding
plans and decided to expand further on bloodlines for the next generation.
Hence I took Lucy for her first litter to "Amalie Mild Affair".
In December 2004 she produced a large litter of nine. All fat healthy
puppies of whch I retained two siblings.
dog called "Maqueeba Mildest Dream", Lenny and
a bitch"Maqueeba December Dawn", Dawn.
have been campaigning these two pups during 2005, and am pleased that
they have both done well and were Cruft's qualified for 2006.
2005 I unexpectantly had Lucy's sister "Maqueeba Just By
Nature", Lizzie, return to the kennel. Her owners were going
to live in Australia, and felt that the length of the journey would
be too traumatic for her. I took a chance and also mated her to Amalie
Mild Affair, and she produced four dog pups - one of which I
have just begun to show, namely "Maqueeba Ringo Star", Ringo.
back to the blues. Jay had a second litter in 2003 to the
well-know tricolour "Ch. Sundorne Spiritualist".
I ran on two blues "Maqueeba Silver Spirit" Blue,
and Maqueeba Blue Shimmer", Summer. However this pair
are not keen on shows and prefer the home life rather than the show
life. I intend to have a litter from Summer later in 2006.
SEVENTH HEAVEN [Sophie aged 2]
[Ch Samhaven Toastmarster x Maqueeba December
BLACK BEAUTY DREAM
[Ebony at 18 months]
[Myriehewe Galileo x Maqueeba Blue Shimmer]
at 11 months old]
[Carriswillow Riot at Samhaven x Maqueeba December Dawn]
[Sonny at 11 months old]
[Carriswillow Riot at Samhaven x Maqueeba December Dawn]
try to breed to the standard and aim for good conformation, and temperament
I think is a must. I put a lot of thought and planning into my future
litters, and endeavour to find the best of homes for any puppies I
sell or older stock I occasionally part with.
are always welcome.
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