2013

Well 2013 certainly started off with a very big bang. Boston Championship show was on the 12th January and Miranda took DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON who was placed second in the Open Dog Class, and she also took the new puppy CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS. Her first ever show. She won the
Puppy Bitch Class and then was awarded Best Bitch. Then she was awarded Best of Breed. So a long wait for the Group where the judge liked her enough to place her
Group 3. Then another wait for the Puppy Group. And this judged liked her well enough to place her Group 1. So three different judges and all awarded her Top marks. Fantastic. She is out of Corydon Catch Me Driftin’s third litter and were born after he left for Finland. As there were CC winners in his first 2 litters, I suspect that he will go down as a big loss to Rough Collies in the UK. But we got what we wanted. Bath Championship Show was held on the 26th May 2013. The fortieth anniversary of our first ever CC won at Bath 1973. This year we did even better
with Lene’s CORYDON LA CAPRITA OF PHREELANCER winning the bitch CC. She is by Riff out of Corydon Rio Rita. And our DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR
CORYDON being placed second in the Open Dog Class and then awarded the Reserve CC. The judge was Albert Wight. A great day on Thursday 24th October at Midland Counties Ch Show CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
won the Dog CC so he is now a Champion. CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE won the Bitch CC and was Best of Breed. DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON was placed 2nd in the Open Dog Class behind his sire Ross. The judge was Felix Cosme. Very many thanks to Maxine for handling Pixie. The judge evidently did not know that Pixie was a Corydon and wondered if Miranda would be
disappointed when he awarded the BOB to Pixie. He was somewhat taken aback when Maxine said she was Miranda’s bitch. It is especially nice that Pixie and Ross
are kennelled together and have been for at least four years. We have won over 50 CCs with Blue Merles but amazingly, Ross is our very first home bred Champion Blue Merle dog or bitch. Great news from Finland where Percy passed his mental test on the 20th July and is now FI & EE CH, HEW-12 CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN. He
becomes the 10th Finish Corydon Champion. The judge of the mental test gave him a wonderful report. Saturday the 24th November was the Collie Associations Championship Show. Miranda only took our new puppy CORYDON BLUE FIZZ She is by Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin over Corydon out of Mejola My Blue Heaven for
Corydon. She was born on the 11th May 2013 so is just 6 months old. There were 17 Minor puppies in the first class and she won this class. She also won the Novice
Bitch Class and then went on to Best Puppy Bitch in Show. Quite a debut. The judge was Angela Hodgson of the famous Temeila prefix. Saturday 7th December was the British Collie Club’s Christmas Open Show. Vanessa Cronk was the judge of Roughs. Miranda took only CORYDON BLUE FIZZ and the judge liked her enough to award her Best Puppy in Show. It is proving to be a very good year for our puppies Saturday the 14th December was the LKA Championship Show with Mrs V Geddes judging. This was the last big show for 2013. We had entered Corydon Blue Fizz who won the Minor Puppy Bitch Class and was then awarded Best Puppy in the Breed. So she ends the year by being unbeaten in her classes. Corydon Catch A Pixie was also entered and she was placed second in the Open Bitch Class
and then was awarded the Bitch Reserve CC. Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon was placed second in the Open Dog Class, and Corydon Spot The Drifference was placed second in the Limit Dog Class. This was his first show for over 2 years. Both the dogs had lost a lot of coat so were under a handicap.

CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS winner Best Puppy in Group at Boston Ch Show.