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I have lived with dogs all my life, when I was a child we had mainly Border Collies, but I always wanted a 'Lassie' dog. My parents bought me a Sheltie when I was in my teens and I started doing obedience with her. When I got married we had another Border Collie, but she was very highly strung and when I had my son, she went to live with my parents. We then had our first Rough Collie, but it wasnt until I had my second Rough Collie in 1992 that I got interested in the show scene. After a few years break due to family commitments, I started again with Tara in 2003.

I was a partner in the Rusforth affix for a few years, and as some of my dogs gained their stud book number with this affix on their name, unfortunately it cannot be removed, but I registered my own affix, Lillyway, in 2012.

 


CHAMPION BLUCHIP SKYMAIDEN WITH RUSFORTH - 3 CC's - 'Tilly'

DOB 29/5/2005 - MDR -/-
Bluchip Spirit in the Skye x Tiganlea Funtime at Bluchip

Photos above taken March 2015 when Tilly was almost 10 years of age - Tilly has now retired from the show ring, preferring to stay at home on the sofa or more often than not, my bed.
She goes crazy when we go to the fields, and keeps the youngsters in order ............see Tilly on our Past and Retired
page.




CHANTIQUE SIMPLY SMASHING WITH RUSFORTH 1CC - 'Ted'

Ch Lynmead Simply in My Soul x Chantique Loopyloo
DOB 17/4/2007 MDR +/-

Ted joined us from the Chantique kennel in 2007 - thank you to Chan and Andre for our big 'bear'. Ted has had a successful show career and qualified for Crufts at his first show at the tender age of 6 months and one week.

Tedward is now 9 years of age (April 2016) and semi retired, I may bring him out to the odd show, but don't have any plans to at the moment, he is happy to run around the fields with his girls, and sleep on the sofa.

Thank you to all the judges who have thought so highly of Ted.

See more of Ted on our Past and Retired page




JOPIUM FASCINATOR - 'Tula' - 1CC, 2RCC
Ch Erjon Ebony Joker x Jopium Dreams in the Mist JW
DOB 17/3/2012 - CEA clear at 8 weeks - MDR +/-



This brings me on to Tula, (shown left at 8 months and right at 12 months), who my father nicknamed
'wild child' or 'NG' (naughty girl).

Tula has a huge personality and certainly keeps us on our toes, I am sure she is part human as she is constantly trying to tell me something!!

Thank you to Jo Hodges for this precocious little girl.

Tula June 2015 - back in beautful full bloom after having her puppies

Delighted that Tula had a lovely 1st in Limit Bitch at Leeds Championshiup Show - July 2015 - gaining her stud book number, thank you to judge Miss T Wilkinson

I was absolutely thrilled to bits that Tula won not only another lovely Limit Bitch class, and not only her first CC but with Best of Breed too Welsh Kennel Club 2015 .

Huge thank you to breed specialist Daphne Iley (Ileyda) for thinking so highly of her.


This was followed at our next show by winning another well filled bitch class at Richmond where she was award the RBCC at. Thank you to Sheila Hall (Sambreeze).

Delighted that Tula was placed third in the bitches at British Collie Rough Collie of the Year, January 2016
Thank you to judges Rod Slater, John Catliff, and Angie Allmark
Below
Crufts 2016 - Tula 2nd Limit Bitch - Thank you to judge Grenville Francis

Also thank you to Joan and Mae (Nithview) for the photos

Photos May 2016

Best of Breed and Reserve Best in Show - Collie Association Open Show May 2016
Many thanks to Breed Judge Mrs L Chalmbers and Best in Show Judge Mrs E Kitchen

1st Open Bitch - Border Union Championship Show - Judge Joan McIntyre
2nd Open Bitch Windsor Championship Show - Judge Mr Alan Staniland
2nd Open Bitch National Working and Pastoral Breeds Championship Show - Judge Mr D Gordon
1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch and Best of Breed - City of Birmingham Championship Show September 2016 - Judge Joy Walker
1st Open Bitch - Reserve Challenge Certificate Northumberland and Durham Collie Club Championship Show April 2017 - Judge Marianne Grindley

 


Introducing Tula's daughter - 'Looby' taken at almost 8 weeks of age

LILLYWAY LOOBYLOU - 'Looby'
Ch Jopium Cool Touch JW ShCm x Jopium Fascinator
DOB 13.7.2014
CEA clear at 8 weeks - MDR +/- DM n/dm

Loobylou - left 6.5 months and right 8.5 months
Loobylou - 3rd Minor Puppy Bitch - British Collie Club Championship Show - February 2015 - qualifying her for Crufts 2016 - Thank you to Judge Mr Tony Iley
Loobylou at 8 months after winning MPB at Collie Club of Wales Championship Show - April 2015
- Thank you to Judge Mrs Val Geddes

Lou loves to go to shows, I think purely because she doesn't like to be left behind at home, but is not a great fan of being 'in' the ring, unlike her mother
Below........March 2016 - what Lou likes best.........running
, and she runs like the wind......


Below back in the ring after a break at Bath Championship Show May 2016 - 2nd Novice Bitch

and Windsor June 2016 - 2nd Yearling Bitch qualifying her for Crufts 2017

Looby will be out of the ring for a while as she will hopefully be having puppies at the end of May 2017 - Puppies confirmed - fingers crossed all continues to go well




TRIBURLE TISSUES AND ISSUES AT LILLYWAY - 'Teisha'
DOB 12/3/2013
Ch Jopium Touch of Soul for Triburle JW x Triburle Zeeta
CEA clear at 8 weeks - Hip Score 3/3 - MDR +/-

Above - 8 weeks, 4.5 months and 8 months

October 2013 - 1st Minor Puppy Bitch and BPB - Collie Club of Wales - Judge Marianne Benton
1st Minor Puppy Bitch and BPB - London Collie Club - Judge Mr M Taylor

February 2014 - 2nd Puppy Bitch - Midland Collie Club Ch Show - Judge Mrs D Jones


Photos July / August 2015 - Teisha below at 2 years old - she has had a break from the ring while we had puppies from Tula, and later out of the ring due to personal circumstances.

Darlington Championship Show - September 2015 - qualifying her for Crufts 2016 at her first outing in 18 months
October 2015 - 2nd Post Graduate Bitch at Midland Counties Championship Show
October 2015 - 1st Post Graduate Bitch - London Collie Club Open Show
then she blew her coat.........
Tei started to come back into coat quite quickly and came back into the ring in January 2016 winning a 1st in Post Graduate Bitch at Manchester Championship Show

Photos May 2016

2nd Post Graduate Bitch Collie Club of Wales Championship Show qualifying her for Crufts 2017

Introducing 'Lottie'

NITHVIEW COUNTRY DREAMS AT LILLYWAY - 'Lottie'
Starlenga Street Fighter at Nithview x Lillyway Lovin' You at Nithview
DOB 3.8.2016
Thank you so much to Joan and Mae (Nithview) for our bundle of joy - 'Lottie', Tula's grand-daughter and niece to Loobylou.
She is such a little poppet, very confident, and doesn't appear in any way fazed with her new surroundings.

Above Lottie at 11 weeks

Lottie above January 2017 aged 5 months - right April 2017 aged 8 months
 

 




CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR GIRLS 'TULA AND TEISHA', AT CRUFTS DISCOVER DOGS 2014 - INTERACTING WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND CHILDREN.

Blown away to have received the above model at British Collie Club Championship Show March 2016. The model, made by Vic and Tim Griffiths is of three sitting Collies, one of each colour.

Without my knowledge, the Rough and Smooth Collie exhibitors had been plotting a collection for some time in recognition for the work I do on Collielife and some of the other breed club websites, including publishing show results as they happen, which I couldn't do without the help of my roving reporters. Thank you everyone involved.

 

Happy days.........Below photo taken March 2013 on a holiday in the Cotswolds
From left - Ted aged 5, Tula just 12 months, Tilly 7 (almost 8) and in the front, Tara 9.5 years old. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Tara in March 2015 due to cancer.
She was the 'Lady of the Manor' and very sadly missed.

CRITIQUES

Mrs Julie Growcott
Kingswinford

Email: collielife@aol.com

01384 270762


 

 

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