Teisha's baby, 'Anya'
A singleton who has been nicknamed 'Skittles' as she doesn't keep still, I have never had such a mischevious and cheeky puppy

Ch Jopium Stole My Heart at Lingwell x Triburle Tissues and Issues at Lillyway
DOB 15.4.2018

Above left Anya aged 9 months and right aged 10 months.

Qualifying for Crufts 2019 - 2nd Minor Puppy Bitch - Midland Counties 2018 - her first show - Thank you to judge Albert Wight
2nd MPB LKA 2018 - Judge Mr Brian Hawkins
British Collie Club Open Show - December 2018 - 1st MPB
1st Puppy and PPG3 - Stourbridge and District CS December 2018 - Judge Mr Mark Williams

Anya is the naughtiest most inquisitive puppy I have ever had, I need eyes in the back of my head - above April 2019

September 2021 - due to COVID and lack of coat, Anya has not been shown for a while.

Anya is a bit of a mummy's girl and my shadow, but not too keen on the show ring, never say never, but have no plans for her at the moment and she is happy to be at home in her own little world.


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) when she was a puppy.

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, she is truly my heart dog.

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).


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 - Reserve Challenge Certificate Northumberland and Durham Collie Club Championship Show April 2017 - Judge Marianne Grindley
October 2017 - London Collie Club Open Show
Tula just coming back into coat - 1st Open Bitch, Best Bitch, Best of Breed and Best in Show
Thank you to Breed Judge - Mrs M Mitchell (Avonfair), and Referee/Best in Show - Mrs J Margetts (Collingvale) for a super day


Best Bitch and Reserve Best of Breed - British Collie Club Open Show - December 2015
Thank you to judge Miss Cheryl Lockett
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
Crufts 2016 - Tula 2nd Limit Bitch - Thank you to judge Grenville Francis

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


'Tula bug' is now a Veteran, time flies
Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Breed - Collie Club of Wales Ch Show April 2019
Many thanks to judges Sophie Wray-Ramsden and Carole Smedley, I was thrilled

Best Veteran Bitch and Best Veteran in Show - Yorkshire Collie Club Ch Show - September 2019 - Judge Mrs S Wigglesworth
Best Veteran in Breed - Driffield Ch Show September 2019 - Judge Lesley Chalmers

Rough Collie of the Year 2019
Veteran Runner up

Tula had a pyometra infection shortly after Crufts 2020 and was retired from showing as she now has the typical spayed Collie coat.


DOB 12/3/2013 - 10/11/2022
Ch Jopium Touch of Soul for Triburle JW x Triburle Zeeta
CEA clear at 8 weeks - Hip Score 3/3 - MDR +/-

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

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

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

Unfortunately Tei was spooked at the same show Bliss was with a judge wearing a hearing aid that made some high pitched sounds, and due to personal circumstances, and then COVID, I was unable to work with her to improve her confidence. I was however looking forward to bringing her out in veteran classes. Sadly that was not meant to be as Tei has since developed Degenerative Myelopathy. She has such spirit and since losing the use of her back legs has taken to being in wheels, she is still her beautiful cheeky self and has the heart and determination of a lion. Photo below June 2022. I had noticed some subtle changes in her gait for six months and she was diagnosed with DM in March 2021, and introduced to wheels in October of that year.

We now know more about this dreadful disease and since Tei has been diagnosed I have tested my girls before breeding to check their DM status. More and more breeders are now testing all their breeding stock before mating to ensure they don't breed any DM affected puppies who may go on to develop DM.

My precious little girl, taken far too soon, forever in my heart


Tula's daughter

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

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 loved 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......and does a good job of exercising everyone else who chase her

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

Loobylou is retired from the show ring - as although she loves going out with me to shows, she is not so bothered on going in the ring and standing still - she is more interested in running round a field. She shows no signs of slowing down and runs round the fields like a gazelle even coming up to 7 years of age, great for exercising the others who chase her.



Ch Lynmead Simply in My Soul x Chantique Loopyloo
DOB 17/4/2007 - 18/10/2019 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.

His highlights have been - Crufts 2010 where we were delighted when Ted won Mid Limit dog - thank you to judge Anne Hollywood, and this was followed at Crufts 2011 by 2nd in Limit dog - judge Mrs D Parry, and his stud book number at Collie Club of Wales - judge Mrs B Cooney.

Ted's CC was awarded at Darlington 2011 under judge Tony Jane.
This time handled by his breeder Mrs C Scott - Thanks Chan.

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

Ted has made his first appearances in Veteran

2nd Veteran Dog/Bitch Smooth Collie Club (Best veteran dog)
2nd Veteran Dog Collie Association
2nd Veteran Dog Bath Ch Show
2nd Veteran Dog Windsor Ch Show

1st Veteran Dog/BVD - London Collie Club Ch Show - June 2015

Ted - taken November 2016 in his 9th year - after recovering from a Cruciate Ligament injury

and below, one of the last photos I took of my Teddy bear who we lost after a short unexplained illness October 2019

My sweet bear, if tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
I would walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again
Sleep tight my baby Bear
Love you forever xxx



DOB 29/5/2005 - 25/3/2020 - MDR -/-
Bluchip Spirit in the Skye x Tiganlea Funtime at Bluchip

I would like to thank Angela Coulson (Bluchip) for entrusting us with this wonderful lady, and all the judges who thought so highly of her.

I have to add that despite what some people believe, Tilly was solely owned by me, and she was not in partnership with anyone else. She lived with me and never spent a night away unless she was with me on holiday, I prepared her for all the shows she was entered at.

Challenge Certificaites were awarded at -

BCC Birmingham National Dog Show May 2008 - Judge Lisa Burtenshaw

BCC Midland Counties October 2008 - Judge Mr Ellis-Hulme - critique
"Growcott’s Bluchip Skymaiden with Rusforth, feminine, full of type and quality, striking outline and balance,  dark eye & sweet expression, small well set and used ears, adequate neck, good chest, ribs & loins,  nicely coated, had a look of freshness and dignity, gave a calm positive performance, 
moving with ease & excellent carriage, cooperated perfectly with her handler at all times. CC"

Crowning BCC with Best of Breed - Ladies Kennel Association December 2008 - Judge Mrs. Jean Kenney

also shortlisted in the Group - Judge Dr M Boggia-Black

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.

Tilly as a veteran - left aged 8 - June 2013 and right January 2015 in her 10th year
Tilly below left with Ted January 2015 and right March 2015
Tilly above in her 14th year taken January 2019.
She still loves going to the fields, and is usually the first in the van to ensure she doesn't get left behind, and quite often the last one back.
Oldies are so very precious.

Nothing better than a a birthday breakfast followed by a roll in your favourite field on your 14th birthday

Good night Princess, you have left my life, but you will never leave my heart

Love you forever xxxx


MDR1 +/- 8/12/2003 - 21/3/2015
Tiganlea Tomorrows Dream at Sablepark x Tiganlea Telle Amour

Tara was retired from the show ring after her appearance at Crufts (above right) when she was still a junior.

I had to say goodbye to my precious little angel on the 21st March 2015 - after a short, but incurable illness. Devastated doesnt come close to how I felt at having had her taken away from me without being able to say a proper goodbye, I felt cheated and wanted her to live forever, the house is a quiet place without Tara, even to the end she was the life and soul of the place and clearly very stoic as no one, even the vet, had any idea how poorly she really was.

Photo left was taken a few days before she gained her angel wings, and above a few months before, how I will always remember her, lying on my bed watching me dry my hair.

Tara was always so full of life, and such a comedian, I could never imagine life without her, now at peace with Gemma and Topper.

'Goodnight sweetheart, I will never forget you, its so quiet here without you, little Teisha will make sure the pigeons don't come in your garden, you taught her well........and now Bliss and Anya are learning the ropes too, no pigeon is safe within 200 yards of our garden and I hope you are watching over them..

If love could have saved you, you would still be here today........
Love you to the moon and back again. xx




'Sharla Hot Toddy' - Topper, who was may faithful shadow right until the end

(far left and right ) -
(12.3.92 - 3.4.06)
'Rowdina Proud Penny' - Gemma
- (1990 - 2004

Gone, but never forgotten, Love you always x