1981

This was a very good year for the CORYDON’S. The dogs won 5
Challenge Certificates and 3 Reserve Challenge Certificates.
The winners were CORYDON POLLY HERA with 2 CCs and 1 Res CC. Her
first CC was at Bath Ch Show under Miss L Turner. It was a good show
because CH CORYDON HANDSOME HERO won the Reserve Dog CC.
under the same judge. This was quickly followed by CORYDON
HANDSOME HUGO
winning the Dog CC at Birmingham National under
Miss M Osborne. It was the last time that this famous Collie lady judged
the breed. Then on to South Wales Kennel Society Championship Show
where Hero won the dog CC. Just one week later we had one of the
biggest wins the Kennel has ever had. CORYDON AUGUSTUS CAESER
went to National Working Breeds Championship Show under Shirley
Elliston who awarded him the Dog CC and Best of Breed, he then went
on to win Reserve Best in Show under the famous Bobby James. Great
things were expected of him but unfortunately he broke a toe the next
week and was made permanently lame. He went to Norway with Lene and
became a Norwegian Champion. He even won a CACIB under Betty Eglin
over there. He did become a very successful sire. Including the most
successful Collie of all time in Norway NOR CH BREEZDON DIAMONDS
ARE FOREVER. He also sired one of our great dams CORYDON GLORY
BEE
and her litter sister the World Winner DK CH CORYDON SYMBOL
OF GLORY.

Hero went to Birmingham City Ch Show under Mr K Kat from Holland who awarded him the CC and Best of Breed.
The dogs also won 5 Best in Show awards. Hera won Best in Show at
Collie Association Open Show under Miss F Hamilton (Now Mrs F
Summerfield) Hugo won Best in Show under Mrs F Cook at East Anglian
Collie Association Open Show. CORYDON HANDSOME HOTSPUR won
Best in Show under Mr A Hay at London & Provincial Open Show, and Hera won Best in Show under Mrs S Hutchinson at East Anglian Collie
Association Spring Limited Show, and finally COPPI GOLD DIGGER AT
CORYDON (by Ch Corydon Handsome Hero ex Chaiquinta Calendar Girl of Coppi) won Best in Show under Mr A T Green at the British Collie Club
Open Show.
Altogether the dogs won a further 6 Best of Breed awards and 49 first
prizes.

NU ch Corydon Augustus Caesar winning reserve best in show at National Working Breeds
ch corydon polly hera
Coppi Gold digger at Corydon