Sophie

Ch Corydon Qui Vive

By Corydon Quo Vadis ex Corydon Regality of Rokeby.

Her Challenge Certificate wins were as follows:
3/7/1974 Paignton – Judge Mr L Hucklesbee
9/7/1975 Paignton – Judge Mr J Parrott
15/7/1975 East Of England – Judge Mr I Butchart
Her Reserve Challenge Certificate win was:
11/9/1974 – Bournemouth – Judge Mrs T Taylor
Her Best in Show Wins
28/4/1973 – East Anglian Collie Association – Limited Show – Judge Mrs D Cochrane
20/4/1974 – Yorkshire Collie Club – Open Show – Judge Mr V Salt
27/4/1974 – East Anglian Collie Association – Limited Show – Judge Mrs J Harris
25/5/1974 – London And Provincial Collie Club – Open Show – Judge Mrs F Chapman
15/6/1974 – British Collie Club – Limited Show – Judge Mrs V Plimmer
She must be very nearly the most important bitch of all time in the breed, as she is the head of 12 generations of Corydon bred bitches and is the head of 15 generations of Corydon males.
She was the dam of:
CH CORYDON QUINAULT sire Ch. Ramsey of Rokeby
CH CORYDON HIPPOLYTA sire Corydon King Hector
Another Champion bitch that sired Champions by different stud dogs. She was the first in a line of 3 bitches who were the dams of 2 Champions to different stud dogs.
She was also the dam of IR CH CORYDON C’EST MAGNIFIQUE sire Ch Little Caesar at Corydon. So she produced Champions with 3 different sires.
She was also the full sister of CZ CH CORYDON QUINCY JONES.
Another son Corydon Quasimodo went to Australia and sired several Australian Champions.
She produced and reared 27 puppies by 4 different sires.
She died at just 10 years as she developed lung cancer. She died the day after her grandson CH CORYDON
HANDSOME HERO became a Champion.
She was a particular favourite of Barbara’s as she always tried very hard in the show ring, and was a really nice pet.
We only used her sire Corydon Quo Vadis the once as he was a double grandson of Ch Larkena Vanara Golden Victor who was found to be passing on the eye problem PRA. This is a problem that we have never had with any of our Collies. I think that it died a death by increasing Vitamin E in the rations.