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***Scottish Collie Club & Ayrshire Collie Club joint competition 2014 - Collie Of The Year, Kennel Of The Year, Progeny of The Year

Calculated by Scottish Collie Club on awards at both Shows***


We started in Rough Collies in 1982 with a sable and white bitch from Tom Walls kennel Fellview Miss Scarlet. We decided to go to an exemption show with her and she got a minor placing. We then went to an open show but did not get anything, but you know what, like countless other people we got the bug, but soon realised she was not good enough and we went back to Tom Walls kennel and bought a Tricolour Bitch, Fellview Black Satin. She was by Karava Kornishman but unfortunately we were given the wrong advice when her ears were light through teething. The lady who ran the training classes said to bring her to her house and she would shave the hair which would sort it....... argh!!! If only we had known....... unfortunately she had a pancreas problem and was never shown, but she was one of the most intelligent and clever dogs that we have had.

We decided to try breeding our sable bitch and we took her back to a Tri Dog at Tom Walls kennel, Aberthorn Aphrobeat and she had 6 puppies. Unfortunately our bitch had serious eclampsia and we had to have her put to sleep, which left us with the daunting task of hand rearing her litter at 7 days old. We managed, I don’t know how, but with help and advice they survived, and we kept a sable bitch. We took her to our first Ch show at Manchester 1986, and were placed 4th minor puppy..... we thought we had won Crufts!

So that was us on this wonderful journey with all the highs & lows of this mad world called breeding and showing Dogs.

It was a privilege to hand out CCS in dogs and bitches at SKC Ch Show 2002, and I have judged in Germany, Russia, England and Ireland and it has been a wonderful lifetime journey. I have been lucky to have had some success and made so many close friends and shared the laughs, beers and tears along the way. It has been a long apprenticeship and still continues to this day, hopefully, we will have left something to give the future breeders of this wonderful breed, our Rough Collie.

May I say to old and new breeders, no dog is perfect, or human either, as Take That says in the song, 'have a little patience'.

We breed Rough Collies in all 3 colours, bred for temperment, and style. Our kennel is situated 10 Minutes from Edinburgh Airport,
Scotland, and visitors are always welcome.


See our puppy page for planned litters here

To everyone, too many to mention, we thank you all.

See our other page with memories of our dogs from the past - here

Robin & Gill

KOURIKA KOOL KID
KOURIKA KOFFEE KREME
KOURIKA KOAST GUARD AT BAHATIVIEW
KOURIKA LADY KILLER
KOURIKA KLEAR CONNECTION
KOURIKA KLEOPATRA
KOURIKA KOLA KUBE
KOURIKA KOOL KASSANOVA
KOURIKA KOSMIC KOWBOY
KOURIKA KOOL KASSANOVA
KOURIKA KARRIZMA
KOURIKA KARAZMATIC
KOURIKA KOCONUT KREAM
KOURIKA KANDITA
Ch WILLOWDENE DOUBLE OR QUITS AT WASSAIL

 

KOURIKA KOOL KID - JOSH
Ch Roanburn Simply Red x:Kourika Lady Killer

KOURIKA KOFFEE KREME - JODIE
Ch Roanburn Simply Red x Kourika Kiss Me
KOURIKA KOAST GUARD AT BAHATIVIEW - OTTO
Ch. Roanburn Black Is Back at Zolkhan x Kourika Klear Star
Son of Kourika Klear Star in her only litter before she died.


KOURIKA LADY KILLER - KAYLEIGH
Ch Amalie I'm a Believer in Aintshe x Kourika Kinder Surprise
What a fab girl she is. She is Dam to Kourika Kool Kid [Josh] and Kourika Kazmika at Roanburn.

KOURIKA KLEAR CONNECTION - RIO
Ch. Erjon Ebony Byron x Kourika Karazmatic

CEA Clear
Photo above right taken at Ayrshire Collie Club Open Show in March 2014 - where Rio was Best in Show
Jimmy Tait's critique LKA 2012

Blaikie’s Kourika Klear Konnection, his head pattern took me back 30 years which proves the correct head can stand the test of time regardless of fads & fashions. As usual from this kennel his colour is first class & well presented, excellent make & shape, movement good, especially good front extension, good topline & tail carriage. Would like to see him in full coat
KOURIKA KOCONUT KREAM - 'Milly'
Kourika Klear Konnection x Kourika Kola Kube
Best Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy in Breed, and Best Puppy in Show - Ayrshire Collie Ch Show October 2013
Critique - '6 month old little blue baby with one ton of charisma.....showed herself off to the crowd like a veteran. Good rounded bone, neat feet, lovely make and shape, all in good proportions. Nice coloured coat beautifully presented. Nice dark eye, good ear carriage right on top, very alert. Good head patterns, but just need to fill out in foreface and muzzle but she certainly has time on her side to do that. Moved fine for a baby her age. Pleased to see her go on to BPIB, BPIS under BIS Judge Lyn Maxwell.

KOURIKA KARAZMATIC - MEISHA - 3RCC
Camanna Coast to Coast at Bahatiview x Kourika Kiss Me


RBCC - Northumberland and Durham 2012 - Anne Hassock

Kourika Karazmatic after a year out of the ring with maternal duties 1st Mid Limit bitch Crufts 2014 Judge Stella Clark.


Critique 'Blaiklie’s Kourika Karazmatic, lovely coloured blue in excellent coat & condition. A bit heavy for me but could not be denied her place as she has a clean head, correct ear placement, lovely expression, super front & depth of chest, good bone & tight well padded feet. Shown in tip top condition & moved out really well' . Judge Mrs S Clark

Above photo taken after winning RBCC at WECS Ch Show June 2014 - Judge Mr R Gay

RBCC at Scottish Kennel Club August 2014 - Judge Mrs D McDade
KOURIKA KLEOPATRA
Ch. Erjon Ebony Byron x Kourika Karazmatic

KOURIKA KOLA KUBE - MIA
Kourika Kool Water x Kourika Kimindi

(shown here as a puppy)
KOURIKA KOOL KASSANOVA as a puppy
Kourika Kool Kidd x Kourika Koffee Kreme
Junior Rough Collie of the Year winner


KOURIKA KOSMIC KOWBOY - CHEENA
Kourika Kool Water x Kourika Lady Killer
Shown below at 6 months


CH WILLOWDENE DOUBLE OR QUITS AT WASSAIL 3CC, 3 RCC - MURPHY
Ir Ch Rosschell Bobby Dazzler at Wassail x Wassail Dyna at Willowdene

Introducing Murphy all the way from the Wassail kennel in Ireland. Thank you to Di Ware for this extrovert character who will be mating a few of our girls very soon.

At his first show, Murphy won BPIB at Working and Pastoral Breeds of Scotland - Judge P Brooker, and then gaining 3rd in Puppy Group - J Ritche and has been placed at all shows he has attended. To top it all under the Late Jimmy Tait at LKA this young 11 month pup was awarded the RCC what a honour under this great man, we are so proud
.

Jimmy Tait's critique on Murphy LKA 2012

Ware’s Willowdene Double Or Quits at Wassail - I believe has recently changed hands. Superbly presented tri, every hair gleamed, super quality head & a wonderful expression from a most appealing eye. Beneath the profusion of his well fitting jacket is a well muscled racy outline, super mover with drive & extension which won him the RCC. If this continues with maturity will move up a notch.


New photos of Murphy taken July 2014

RDCC - LKA December 2012 - Judge Jimmy Tait
RDCC - Collie Association Championship Show- November 2014 - Judge Mrs T Goodwin (Saheltra)
RDCC - Scottish Collie Club Championship Show - May 2015 - Judge Mr T Leverton (Rhodabern)
DCC - Scottish Kennel Club - May 2015 - Judge Mrs T Brand (Ronansprey)
DCC - Three Counties - June 2015 - Judge Mrs F Kay (Danfrebek)

Above - 3rd and crowning DCC - Welsh Kennel Club - August 2015 - Judge Mrs D Iley (Ileyda)



'Murphy' 1st Special Puppy Dog at Crufts 2013
Murphy Crufts 2014 Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail now at Kourika 2nd in Mid Limit Dog

After Winning Best Puppy in Breed 2013 never thought he would be competing in Mid Limit Dog this year. at only 2 Yrs old the boy has done well way to go Murph.

KOURIKA KANDITA - 'Lilly'
CH Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail x Kourika Koconut Kream 
Kourika Kandita Lilly by Murphy, who has taken a back seat came out only a few times winning BIS Ayrshire Collie Club 2016 Judge Julie Edwards & placed 1st & 2nd at two Ch Shows, so a family affair

 



KOURIKA KARRIZMA - 'Kayla' - 2CC, 2RCC
Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail x Kourika Kleopatra

Photo taken after winning Best Puppy in Breed and Pastoral Puppy Group 4 at SKC May 2014 - Judge Mr S Clark (Derbypark)

BCC - Scottish Collie Club Championship Show - May 2015 - Judge Mrs T Goodwin (Saheltra)

RBCC - Scottish Collie Club Championship Show - May 2016 - Judge Mrs J Oliver (Rixown)

BCC/BOB - London Collie Club Championship Show - June 2016 - Judge Mr S Clark (Derbypark)

RCC - Collie Association Championship Show - November 2016 - Judge Lyn Maxwell (Aintshe)

Yorkshire Collie Club 2016 BIS Judges Anita Fox & BIS John Basing

Kourika Karrizma BIS Yorkshire Collie breed sh Feb 17 Judges Hannah Walder BIS Judge Bob Devine

Scottish Collie of the Year 2016 Kourika Karrizma winner - Judges Weil Smeijsters & Leanda Forbes. Her son Kosta Koffee, 'Gino' was runner up. Kayla was Runner up to her Dad CH Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail, 'Murphy' last year 2015.
Kayla was also awarded, by a points system by Scottish Collie Club, Top Collie/Brood and her son Kosta Koffee Gino top puppy & top Kennel Kourika.

 

May 2015 - What dreams are made of Kourika Karrizma ( Kayla ) - above left, BCC & BIS Scottish Collie Ch SH Judge Tracy Goodwin & BIS Jeanette Philips.

Kourika Karrizma - Judges critique - 'Post Graduate 7 (1)
1st Blaikie’s Kourika Karrizma – My star of the show she completely stole my heart and so aptly named as she was full of charisma. A feminine version of her sire who is also a favourite of mine. Immaculately turned out tri with melting expression, correctly placed dark almond shape eye, well placed ears which she used well. Lovely shape with level topline and good reach of neck. Good bend of stifle nice neat feet and short hocks. Very sound mover. I was delighted to award her the CC and to see her go on to BIS. I’m sure the other 2 won’t be far away.'

and to top a wonderfull weekend off her Father Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail ( Murphy ) - above right - Dog CC at SKC Judge Terri Brand & RDCC at Scottish Collie Judge Tony Leverton thanks again to every one for congrats & messages to say we are over the moon is an understatement every body welcome to party at Border Union Robin & Gill

SKC Judges critique 'Blaikie’s Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail  -  Very pleased we waited for him. This lad is now coming into his own and can only keep getting better. Lovely masculine head with nicely rounded foreface & well placed stop. Dark almond shaped eyes that all combined to give a sweet melting expression. Lovely arch of neck into well placed shoulders. Good front angulation and slope of shoulder. Well balanced throughout. Superb temperament – very alert and responsive to handler. Coat was the blackest of jet black, straight and harsh -  enhanced with a full white collar. Immaculate and well presented. Stood four square on neat well trimmed feet. Firm back with slight rise over the loin. Moved out easily and effortlessly covering the ground with ease. So very pleased to award him his 1st CC and am sure the next 2 will follow soon. BD CC'


Scottish Collie Judges critique '2nd. Blaikie's Willowdene Double or Quits at Wassail Yet another top quality male rather unfortunate to have met 1 in such good form, beautifully balanced head finer in foreface than my winner good eye with nice ear carriage give a nice masculine expression strong well muscled neck with plenty of length good slope to shoulders plenty of rib cage, very well balanced all over, good angles to rear, a long flowing tail neat hocks and feet which I love to see when asked to move away he went like a proverbial train lovely to see, jet black coat very attentive to his handler, a very nice boy who is going to trouble the best RCC very well deserved.'

 


Robin and Gill Blaikie
Edinburgh
Tel: 01506 857274

07770 532323
Email:kourikacollies@aol.com

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