The History of CORYDON

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CORYDON COLLIES

1981


 This was a very good year for the CORYDON’S. The dogs won 5 Challenge Certificates  and 3 Reserve Challenge Certificates. The winners were CORYDON POLLY HERA with 2 CCs and 1 Res CC. Her first CC was at Bath Ch Show under Miss L Turner. It was a good show because CH CORYDON HANDSOME HERO won the Reserve Dog CC. under the same judge. This was quickly followed by CORYDON HANDSOME HUGO winning the Dog CC at Birmingham National under Miss M Osborne. It was the last time that this famous Collie lady judged the breed. Then on to South Wales Kennel Society Championship Show where Hero won the dog CC. Just one week later we had one of the biggest wins the Kennel has ever had. CORYDON AUGUSTUS CAESER went to National Working Breeds Championship Show under Shirley Elliston who awarded him the Dog CC and Best of Breed, he then went on to win Reserve Best in Show under the famous Bobby James. Great things were expected of him but unfortunately he broke a toe the next week and was made permanently lame. He went to Norway with Lene and became a Norwegien Champion. He even won a CACIB under Betty Eglin over there. He did become a very successful sire. Including the most successful Collie of all time in Norway  NOR CH BREEZDON DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. He also sired one of our great dams CORYDON GLORY BEE and her litter sister the World Winner DK CH CORYDON SYMBOL OF GLORY.

Hero went to Birmingham City Ch Show under Mr K Kat from Holland who awarded him the CC and Best of Breed.

 The dogs also won 5 Best in Show awards. Hera won Best in Show at Collie Association Open Show under Miss F Hamilton (Now Mrs F Summerfield) Hugo won Best in Show under Mrs F Cook at East Anglian Collie Association Open Show. CORYDON HANDSOME HOTSPUR won Best in Show under Mr A Hay at London & Provincial Open Show, and Hera won Best in Show under Mrs S Hutchinson at East Anglian Collie Association Spring Limited Show, and finally COPPI GOLD DIGGER AT CORYDON (by Ch Corydon Handsome Hero ex Chaiquinta Calendar Girl of Coppi) won Best in Show under Mr A T Green at the British Collie Club Open Show.

Altogether the dogs won a further 6 Best of Breed awards and 49 first prizes.

Complete Show Results for 1981 CH CORYDON POLLY HERA CORYDON AUGUSTUS CAESAR  Winning Reserve Best in Show at  National Working Breeds Championship Show COPPI GOLD DIGGER AT CORYDON CH CORYDON HANDSOME HERO

Dogs KC Name

Society

Date of Show

Type of Show

Judge

Class

Award

C C

Res C C

B O B

B I S

Corydon Augustus Caesar

E.A.C.A.

10/01/1981

Open

Mr.J.Broderick

Graduate D

3





Corydon Augustus Caesar

E.A.C.A.

10/01/1981

Open

Mr.J.Broderick

Junior D

1





Corydon Augustus Caesar

E.A.C.A.

10/01/1981

Open

Mr.J.Broderick

Tri

2





Corydon Handsome Hugo

E.A.C.A.

10/01/1981

Open

Mr J Broderick

Bred Exhib

2





Corydon Handsome Hugo

E.A.C.A.

10/01/1981

Open

Mr J Broderick

Open D

2





Corydon Handsome Hugo

E.A.C.A.

10/01/1981

Open

Mr J Broderick

S/W

1





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Yorkshire C.C.

07/02/1981

Ltd

Mr E Hickson

Graduate D

R





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Yorkshire C.C.

07/02/1981

Ltd

Mr E Hickson

Limit D

3





Corydon Augustus Caesar

Crufts

14/02/1981

Ch

Mr.D.Rodford

Sp Yearling

3





Corydon Augustus Caesar

Crufts

14/02/1981

Ch

Mr.D.Rodford

Puppy D

1





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Crufts

14/02/1981

Ch

Mr P Rodford

Graduate D

VHC





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Crufts

14/02/1981

Ch

Mr P Rodford

Junior D

R





Ch Corydon Handsome Hero

Crufts

14/02/1981

Ch

Mr.P.Rodford

Open D

R





Corydon Handsome Hugo

Midland C.C.

22/02/1981

Ch

Mrs D Cochrane

Open D

3





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Midland C.C.

23/02/1981

Ch

Mrs D Cochrane

Graduate D

2





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Midland C.C.

23/02/1981

Ch

Mrs D Cochrane

Junior D

R





Corydon Handsome Hugo

British C.C.

07/03/1981

Ch

Mrs V Plimmer

Limit D

R





Corydon Augustus Caesar

British C.C.

07/03/1981

Ch

Mrs.V.Plimmer

Junior D

1





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

Collie Association

29/03/1981

Open

Miss.F.Hamilton

Open B

1



Yes

Yes

Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Yorkshire C.C.

18/04/1981

Open

Mrs.P.Milden

Minor Puppy D

3





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Yorkshire C.C.

18/04/1981

Open

Mrs P Mildon

Open D

2





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Yorkshire C.C.

18/04/1981

Open

Mrs P Mildon

Limit D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Yorkshire C.C.

18/04/1981

Open

Mrs.P.Milden

Maiden D

R





Corydon Handsome Hugo

W.E L.K.S.

26/04/1981

Ch

Mr A Mather

Open D

3





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

W.E.L.K.S.

26/04/1981

Ch

Mrs.P.Green

Open B

R





Corydon Augustus Caesar

W.E.L.K.S.

26/04/1981

Ch

Mr.A.Mather

Junior D

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Newark & Notts. Ag.Soc.

02/05/1981

Open

Mr.K.Bullock

A/V Minor P D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Newark & Notts. Ag.Soc.

02/05/1981

Open

Mr.J.Entwistle

Novice D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hero

Newark & Notts Ag.Soc.

02/05/1981

Open

Mr.I.Entwistle

Open D

1



Yes


Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Newark & Notts. Ag.Soc.

02/05/1981

Open

Mr.J.Entwistle

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

Bath

03/05/1981

Ch

Miss L Turner

Open B

1

Yes




Ch Corydon Handsome Hero

Bath

03/05/1981

Ch

Miss L Turner

Open D

1


Yes



Corydon Augustus Caesar

Birmingham National

10/05/1981

Ch

Miss.M.Osborne

Junior D

1





Corydon Handsome Hugo

Birmingham National

10/05/1981

Ch

Miss M Osborne

Open D

1

Yes




Corydon Augustus Caesar

Matlock C.S.

17/05/1981

Open

Mrs.A.Hassocks

Open D/B

1





Corydon Augustus Caesar

Matlock C.S.

17/05/1981

Open

Mrs.A.Hassocks

Post Grad D/B

1



Yes


Ch Corydon Polly Hera

E.A.C.A.

23/05/1981

Ltd

Mrs.S.Hutchinson

S/W

1





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

E.A.C.A.

23/05/1981

Ltd

Mrs S Hutchinson

Open D

3





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

E.A.C.A.

23/05/1981

Ltd

Mrs.S.Hutchinson

Bred Exhib

1





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

E.A.C.A.

23/05/1981

Ltd

Mrs.S.Hutchinson

Open B

1



Yes

Yes

Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

E.A.C.A.

23/05/1981

Ltd

Mrs S Hutchinson

Not Bred Exhib

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

London C.C.

06/06/1981

Ch

Miss.D.M.Young

Minor Puppy D

3





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

London C.C.

06/06/1981

Ch

Mrs.A.Smith

Open B

VHC





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

London C.C.

06/06/1981

Ch

Miss.D.M.Young

Novice D

3





Corydon Handsome Hugo

London C.C.

06/06/1981

Ch

Miss D M Young

Open D

R





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

British C.C.

14/06/1981

Open

Mr.A.T.Green

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

British C.C.

14/06/1981

Open

Mr.A.T.Green

Novice D

1





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

British C.C.

14/06/1981

Open

Mr A T Green

Limit D

1




Yes

Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

British C.C.

14/06/1981

Open

Mr A T Green

Open D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

British C.C.

14/06/1981

Open

Mr.A.T.Green

Minor Puppy D

2





Corydon Handsome Hugo

Border Union

21/06/1981

Ch

Mrs E Clarke

Open D

R





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Paignton

08/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.L.Burtenshaw

Junior D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Paignton

08/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.L.Burtenshaw

Puppy D

3





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

South Wales K.A.

12/07/1981

Ch

Mr.J.Kirk

Junior D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

South Wales K.A.

12/07/1981

Ch

Mr.J.Kirk

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hero

South Wales K.C.

12/07/1981

Ch

Mr.J.Kirk

Open D

1

Yes




Ch Corydon Polly Hera

South Wales K.A.

12/07/1981

Ch

Mr.J.Kirk

Open B

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

National Working

18/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.S.Elliston

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

National Working

18/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.S.Elliston

Junior D

1





Corydon Augustus Caesar

National Working

18/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.S.Elliston

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Corydon Augustus Caesar

National Working

18/07/1981

Ch

Mr.R.M.James

Group

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

East of England

21/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.M.Franklin

Debutant D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

East of England

21/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.M.Franklin

Junior D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

East of England

21/07/1981

Ch

Mrs.M.Franklin

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Rutland C.S.

02/08/1981

Open

Mrs.L.Spavin

A/V novice

1





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

Rutland C.S.

02/08/1981

Open

Mrs.J.Cammmidge

Open D/B

0





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Rutland C.S.

02/08/1981

Open

Mrs.J.Cammidge

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Rutland C.S.

02/08/1981

Open

Mrs.L.Spavin

A/V Puppy D

2





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

Leicester

31/08/1981

Ch

Mrs.A.Bishop

Open B

1


Yes



Corydon Augustus Caesar

Leicester

31/08/1981

Ch

Mrs.A.Bishop

Open D

3





Ch Corydon Handsome Hero

Birmingham City

05/09/1981

Ch

Mr.J.Kat

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Smooth C.C.

12/09/1981

Open

Mr.G.Duffield

Junior D

2





Corydon Handsome Hugo

Smooth C.C.

12/09/1981

Open

Mr G Duffield

Open D

1





Corydon Handsome Hugo

E A C A

19/09/1981

Open

Mrs F Cook

Open D

1




Yes

Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

E.A.C.A.

19/09/1981

Open

Mrs.F.Cook

Junior D

2





Ch Corydon Polly Hera

E.A.C.A.

19/09/1981

Open

Mrs.F.Cook

Open B

3





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Lancs & Cheshire C.C.

11/10/1981

Ch

Mr.G.Milden

Junior D

1





Corydon Handsome Hugo

Lancs & Cheshire C.C.

11/10/1981

Ch

Mr G Mildon

Open D

0





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Midland Counties

22/10/1981

Ch

Mrs.B.Cockroft

Junior D

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Yorkshire C.C.

07/11/1981

Ch

Mrs.V.Hickson

Junior D

3





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

Yorkshire C.C.

07/11/1981

Ch

Mrs V Hickson

Post Grad D

0





Corydon Handsome Hugo

Yorkshire C.C.

07/11/1981

Ch

Mrs V Hickson

Open D

VHC





Corydon Handsome Hugo

London & P.C.C.

15/11/1981

Open

Mr A Hay

Open D/B

1





Corydon Handsome Hugo

London & P.C.C.

15/11/1981

Open

Mr A Hay

Open D

2





Corydon Handsome Hugo

London & P.C.C.

15/11/1981

Open

Mr A Hay

S/W

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

London & P.C.C.

15/11/1981

Open

Mr.A.Hay

Junior D

1




Yes

Corydon Handsome Hugo

Driffield

19/11/1981

Ch

Mrs R Cozens

Open D

R





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

British C.C.

28/11/1981

Ltd

Mr.B.Makepeace

Junior D

1





Coppi Gold Digger At Corydon

British C.C.

28/11/1981

Ltd

Mr B Makepeace

Open D

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Midland C.C.

13/12/1981

Sanc

Mrs.I.Moores

Post Grad D

2





Corydon Augustus Caesar

L.K.A.

18/12/1981

Ch

Mrs.B.Eglin

Limit D

1





Corydon Handsome Hugo

L.K.A.

18/12/1981

Ch

Mrs B Eglin

Open D

2


Yes