As breeders we have to accept that it is not just the best looking that are important for the future success. It is in fact very often the ugly duckling in the kennel that has the most influence on the future success. I am often amazed that the Champions do not breed on as we hoped they would, but their siblings do this job much better. The first that I have put in this section is a bitch that was hardly shown but she had seven litters that produced 48 puppies born and she reared the lot. Most went as pets as she was at the start of our breeding, but she did produce a CC winner an Austrian Champion and a dog that sired our first Champion. I have to wonder what those brainless, I have to call idiots, at The Kennel Club would say today about this bitch. They do not understand that some bitches are made to have lots of puppies and live for this experience. In fact this bitch lived a very long and extremely happy life. She was a wonderful pet and really helped us onto the right path.
Born 4/10/1966 By Ch Larkena Vanara Golden Victor ex Ralvera’s Meadow Maid. She had 7 litters and reared all 48 puppies born. Dam of Corydon Quo Vadis the sire of Ch Corydon Qui Vive. also dam of Corydon Old King Cole CC winner and Aut Ch Corydon Cornflower
Born 15/9/1980. By Ch Little Caesar at Corydon ex Corydon Polyhanna. Dam of Ch Corydon Glory Hallelujah the dam of 9 Champions. Surely the most productive dam of all time in the breed. She was also the dam of Int Ch Corydon Gold Lariot. She was the litter sister of Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur. She grew too big to show but was an outstanding brood bitch.
Born 12/1/1979. By Ch Corydon Handsome Hero ex Ch Corydon Hippolyta. A great favourite that could not be shown because she lost an eye due to infection when she was very young. Litter sister to Ch Corydon Polly Hera. She had 5 litters producing 26 puppies. They included two of the best tricolour dogs of all time. These were Ch Corydon Tuck’s Tiger the biggest ever winner in Australia and NU Ch Corydon Augustus Caesar who won Reserve Best in Show at the Working Breeds Ch Show, before becoming the top sire in Norway.
Born 22/7/1981By NU Ch Corydon Augustus Caesar ex Corydon Polyhanna. She had four litters and reared 26 puppies. They included Ch Corydon Gold Star. Also a dog that made his mark as an outstanding sire in Australia Corydon Rising star. Then in her last litter the next bitch in this saga Corydon Alonastar. So called because she was the only puppy in the litter.
Born 14/2/1986 by Ch Duntiblae Rob Roy ( by Corydon King Hector)ex Corydon Hannastar. She was the only survivor in her dam’s last litter. She was not good enough for the show ring but what a dam she became. She was the dam of Ch Corydon La Stupenda herself a dam of 2 UK Champions. She was also the dam of 3 International Champions. These were Int Ch Corydon Tiget Topps, Int Ch Corydon Carruthers and Int Ch Corydon Star Macadam.
Born 16/1/1985 By Nu Ch Augustus Caesar ex Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Glory Hallelujah. She had five litters and reared 26 puppies. They included FI Ch WW 89 Corydon Be Brave. Aus Ch Corydon Bee Fancy, Int Ch Corydon Beam Me Up, Aus Ch Corydon Rule Brittania, Corydon Moon Goddess (Dam of Ch Corydon Kittycat) and Corydon Silver Moon the dam of the breed record holder Ch Phreelancer Phrosty Moon Over Corydon. She was the litter sister of DK Ch WW 89 Corydon Symbol of Glory.
Born 19/11/1986 By Ch Corydon Gold Star ex Corydon Hannalara. She had four litters and reared 26 puppies. They included Ch Corydon Gold Spur and Int Ch Corydon Gold Bond.
Born 19/4/200 By Ch Corydon Blackcat ex Corydon Gold Demelza. She had four litters and reared 17 Puppies. They included Ch Corydon Rio Grande, Fi Ch Corydon Rio Zofia and the double CC winner Corydon Catch A pixie.
Born 4/3/2012 by Int Ch Corydon Catch Me Drifting ex Demelewis Catch The Breeze For Corydon. He sired just 4 litters, 2 of which were to pet bitches. But he sired Ch Corydon The Ringleader that I consider to be one of the best Rough Collies I have ever seen and his show record backs me up in this and he also sired Ch Mejola I Am Persuasive