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Beldones Duchess of Dreams JW - Duchess
Geko De Midland Valley x Beldones Diamonds n Pearls. Hips 4:7

Well, what to say about Duchess. She came, she saw and she conquered our hearts. An absolute character, in and out of the ring!

She started off her career with Best Puppy in Show at 6 months on the day at Yorkshire Collie open, and has been consistently placed since. 3 Best Puppy in Breed awards at championship shows (Three Counties, West of England Collie and East Anglian Collie where she was also Best Puppy in Show,) and other class wins gave her a Junior Warrant whilst still a minor puppy. She was also Best Bitch, Reserve Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show at Northumberland and Durham open.

2016 got off to a great start when she won Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show at Northumberland and Durham. At the prestigious British Collie Club’s Junior Collie of the Year, she was awarded top spot, then at their championship show she was announced as the winner of the Ladypark points trophy winner, awarded to the top winning puppy throughout the year. Quite an achievement.

Further class wins followed at open and championship level, before she took time off for maternal duties. In August, she gave birth to a lovely litter of 6 and was a superb mum.

Her return to the ring in 2017 has produced good results, with class wins at London and Provincial open and a Best of Breed at Newark & DCS and Heckington Agricultural. She was Reserve Best Bitch at WELKS, Reserve Best of Breed at Collie Association open and Best of Breed at East of England.

Duchess is now a fully approved PAT dog, bringing joy to others.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been involved in her story so far, and to her many admirers. And of course, to Brian and Odile for letting her come and join me, she is an absolute delight.

Below Duchess October 2017

 

 

Beldones Pandora - Charm
Ch Beldones Black Illusion x Icing Sugar Des Beldones, Hips 5:4

When I was looking at a sire for Duchess, I saw and fell in love with Charm. A very sweet natured girl, she appealed for her fabulous shape and her kind expression. She was 7 months when she joined us and settled in very quickly. A big thank you to Brian and Odile for entrusting me with another of your girls.

Her show career has been consistent, rarely has she been out of the top 3. Her highlight as a puppy was Best Puppy in Show at Irish Collie Ch, qualifying her for the British Collie Junior of the Year where she came 4th.
As a junior she has also been well placed, with Reserve Best Bitch and Reserve Best in Show at Midland Collie.

She has taken time out to produce a gorgeous litter of 4 by Geko De Midland Valley. Here she is with her daughter, Amy, take the day after she won her mid limit class at Crufts 2018.


Above photo taken March 2018

Her success continued winning limit bitch at Collie Club of Wales

Charm (Beldones Pandora) and her daughter Amy (Takhisis Aphrodite) - March 2018
Above photo June 2018

 


Takhisis Aphrodite - 'Amy'
Geko De Midland Valley x Beldones Pandora

Introducing Amy, the glamorous one. The whole litter was lovely, but Amy appealed for her head and eye. As she is growing her overall shape looks promising and she is very outgoing.


Above March 2018

Her puppy career got off to a great start winning BP & BOB on her debut at Bridlington & DCS. Since then she has been BP at Retford CS and Nottingham Sherwood Foresters, where she was also PPG2. At championship shows she won her class at Midland Collie and Crufts, and was 2nd at British Collie, Scottish Breeds and Collie Club of Wales.

She then took BPIS at East Anglian Collie open and BPB at Northumberland and Durham Collie Ch before crossing the channel to compete at the ENE in France. From a class of 28, she won the Youth Bitch class and went on to being shortlisted to the last 3 for Best of Breed from all unbeaten class winners, then challenging the Youth Dog winner to take Best Youth – what a weekend!
On her return to UK soil, she was BPIB and RBPIS as Lancashire and Cheshire Ch, won her class at Bath and was BPIS at British Collie Open.

She has also passed her Kennel Club Puppy Foundation course, my first venture into obedience!

 



Danfrebek Lady Madonna – 'Maddy'
Takhisis Trick or Treat x Brilyn Platinum Blue with Danfrebek

When Harry’s first litter was born I was naturally interested in seeing the litter. And so I ended up bringing Maddy home. She has fitted in perfectly and adores Duchess, and is adored by Harry. I’ve never seen an adult male tolerate and play with a young puppy before, it really is wonderful to see. She’s also captured our hearts, and is nicknamed ‘Grub’ as she loves playing in mud! She was pictured at East Anglian Collie, aged just 5 months, following a bath. Thanks to Lene Newman for the lovely photos.

Many thanks to Fran for letting this delightful girl come to live with us.

June 2018
On her debut at British Collie open she won her class, and enjoyed her day out

 

 

Takhisis Lady Natasha - 'Tasha'
Ch Samhaven Time Will Tell x Takhisis Lady Elektra
Over the years Tasha has been very lightly shown. As a puppy was Best Puppy at Border Union, along with a number of Best Puppy awards at Open Shows.

She has been a fabulous mum, producing my Harry - Takhisis Trick or Treat. A final litter is planned for 2017.

 

 

Sophie Wray
Lincolnshire

Telephone: 01205 722321

email: sophie@takhisis.co.uk

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