The History of CORYDON

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CORYDON COLLIES


What a year. It started with a real BANG!!!! When CORYDON HANDSOME HOTSPUR won the Dog Challenge Certificate under Lisa Burtenshaw and then Jim Broderick awarded him Best in Show at the British Collie Club. So we went home with the most valuable and sought after bit of silver that a Collie can win. The British Collie Club Challenge Trophy. I well remember a friend from Germany, who was staying with us and went to the show with us, carrying the trophy out of the hall on a tray. I think that he was prouder than us. Hotspur then went to London Collie Club Championship Show where he won his Second CC and second Best in Show under Lynn Westby. He won Reserve CCs at the Scottish Kennel Club under Mr D Craven, Southern Counties under Ann Lister and Three Counties Agricultural Show under Kath Jeffries. He then went to East of England Agricultural Show under Stella Clark who awarded him his 3rd and qualifying CC and Best of Breed. So we had a new and as it turned out a very important Champion CH CORYDON HANDSOME HOTPSUR. He won another Res. CC under Vera Hickson at Leicester, and he then went to Birmingham City where Frank Mitchell awarded him another CC. So to East Anglian Collie Association Championship Show where Lew Caseley awarded him the CC and Best in Show. So Oscar (as he was known here) ended the year with 5 CCs, 5 Res CCs, 3 Breed Club Championship Best in Show awards and was Top Collie for the year. Not bad for a dog who took 4 years to grow a coat.


Yet more success!!!. CORYDON GOLD STAR went to Border Union and won the Dog CC and Best of Breed under Mrs C Sutton and then he went onto win Group 2 under Terry Thorn. He then went to Paignton where Elsie Westwood awarded him his second CC.


Even more success!!!! CORYDON CARUSO went to Blackpool Championship Show where he won the Puppy Stakes on the day and we went back to challenge the winners from the other days and he WON!!!. So we had our first qualifier for the most important puppy competition, the Spillers/ Dog World Pup of the Year held in London in January the following year. The judge at Blackpool was Mrs C Sutton. I think that she liked our Collies. We always seemed to win very well when she was judging. Caruso also won the Puppy dog Stakes at Windsor under Mrs F Hamilton, and at this show he also won the Dog Res CC under Iris Combe.


Yes! Even more success. CORYDON RISING STAR won Best in Show at the Midland Collie Club Sanction Show under Marina Broadhead. He was made famous after we sent him to Australia where even though he was not really shown, he sired at least 26 Australian Champions, and I believe that he is standing second in the all time list of sires.

This show was also memorable for me as we took CORYDON POLLY TUCKA, she amazingly won a Reserve. I say this because she lost an eye soon after birth because of an infection. So she only had one eye. But she was a very beautiful tricolour who would have done wonders in the ring, but she made up for it by producing two of the greatest Ch. Corydon’s Tuck’s Tiger and NU Ch Corydon Augustus Caesar. I have to say that she was probably my all time favourite of all our Collies.

1985

Complete Show Results for 1985 CORYDON GOLD STAR CORYDON CARUSO CH CORYDON HANDSOME HOTSPUR With the British Collie Club Challenge Trophy.  The most valuable trophy for Collies. CORYDON POLLY TUCKA Dam of: NU. CH CORYDON AUGUSTUS CAESAR. CH. AUS CH CORYDON TUCK’S TIGER NU. CH CORYDON TUCK’S FIZZ CORYDON RISING STAR By NZ CH Corydon Hot Rod ex Corydon Hannastar. Sire of at least 26 Australian Champions.

Dogs KC Name

Society

Date of Show

Type of Show

Judge

Class

Award

C C

Res C C

B O B

B I S

Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Crufts

09/02/1985

Ch

Mrs.T.Duncan

Limit D

3





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Midland C.C.

23/02/1985

Ch

Mrs.S.Wigglesworth

Open D

1





Corydon Caius Magnus

Midland C.C.

23/02/1985

Ch

Mrs.S.Wigglesworth

Limit D

0





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

British C.C.

02/03/1985

Ch

Mrs.L.Burtenshaw

Open D

1

Yes


Yes

Yes

Corydon Caius Magnus

British C.C.

02/03/1985

Ch

Mrs.L.Burtenshaw

Limit D

0





Ch Corydon Gold Star

Manchester

22/03/1985

Ch

Mr.W.Barker

Open D

3





Corydon Caruso

Smooth c.C.

30/03/1985

Open

Mrs.F.Chapman

Minor Puppy D

1





Corydon Caius Magnus

Smooth C.C.

30/03/1985

Open

Mrs.F.chapman

Open D

2





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Sharrow C.S.

31/03/1985

Open

Mr.D.Field

Open D/B

2





Corydon Caruso

Notts. Sherwood Forest C.S.

31/03/1985

Open

Mr.D.Field

Puppy D/B

1





Corydon Caruso

Notts. Sherwood Forest C.S.

31/03/1985

Open

Mr.D.Field

Novice D/B

1





Corydon Caruso

London & P.C.C.

21/04/1985

Ch

Mrs.L.Westby

Novice D

3





Corydon Caruso

London & P.C.C.

21/04/1985

Ch

Mrs.L.Westby

Minor Puppy D

2





Corydon Caruso

London & P.C.C.

21/04/1985

Ch

Mrs.L.Westby

Maiden D

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

London & P.C.C.

21/04/1985

Ch

Mrs.L.Westby

Open D

1

Yes


Yes

Yes

Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Newark & Notts Ag Soc

04/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Bratley

Open D

3





Corydon Caruso

Newark & Notts Ag. Soc.

04/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Bratley

Puppy D

1





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Newark & Notts Ag Soc

04/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Bratley

Maiden Stakes

2





Corydon Caruso

Newark & Notts Ag. Soc.

04/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Bratley

Novice D

1





Corydon Caruso

Scottish K.C.

18/05/1985

Ch

Mr.D.Craven

Minor Puppy D

1





Corydon Caruso

Scottish K.C.

18/05/1985

Ch

Mr.D.Craven

Novice D

3





Corydon Caruso

Scottish K.C.

18/05/1985

Ch

Mr.D.Craven

Debutant D

R





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Scottish K.C.

18/05/1985

Ch

Mr.D.Craven

Open D

2


Yes



Corydon Caruso

E.A.C.A.

19/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Cozens

Novice D

1





Corydon Caruso

E.A.C.A.

19/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Cozens

Minor Puppy D

2





Corydon Caruso

E.A.C.A.

19/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Cozens

Puppy D

2





Corydon Caruso

E.A.C.A.

19/05/1985

Open

Mrs.I.Cozens

Graduated

R





Corydon Caruso

Rutland C.S.

26/05/1985

Open

Mrs.J.Collis

A/V Novice

1





Corydon Caruso

Rutland C.S.

26/05/1985

Open

Mrs.J.Collis

Novice D/B

1





Corydon Caruso

Rutland C.S.

26/05/1985

Open

Mrs.J.Collis

A/V Minor Puppy

1





Corydon Caruso

Rutland C.S.

26/05/1985

Open

Mrs.J.Collis

Puppy D/B

1





Corydon Caruso

Southern Counties

02/06/1985

Ch

Miss A.Lister

Puppy D

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Southern Counties

02/06/1985

Ch

Miss.A.Lister

Open D

2


Yes



Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

London C.C.

08/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.A.Hodgson

Open D

3





Corydon Caruso

Three Counties

10/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.K.Jeffries

Puppy D

1





Corydon Caruso

Three Counties

10/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.K.Jeffries

Minor Puppy D

1





Corydon Caruso

Three Counties

10/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.K.Jeffries

Junior D

3





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Three Counties

10/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.K.Jeffries

Open D

2


Yes



Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Border Union

16/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.C.Sutton

Junior D

2





Ch Corydon Gold Star

Border Union

16/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.C.Sutton

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Corydon Caruso

Border Union

16/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.C.Sutton

Minor Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Gold Star

Border Union

16/06/1985

Ch

Mr.T.Thorne

Group

2





Corydon Caruso

Blackpool

21/06/1985

Ch

Mrs.C.Sutton

Puppy Stakes

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Blackpool

21/06/1985

Ch

Mr.P.Chave

Open D

3





Corydon Caruso

Blackpool

21/06/1985

Ch

Mr.P.Chave

Junior D

R





Corydon Caruso

Blackpool

21/06/1985

Ch

Mr.P.Chave

Puppy D

2





Corydon Caruso

Windsor

06/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.I.Combe

Novice D

1





Corydon Caruso

Windsor

06/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.I.Combe

Puppy D

1


Yes



Corydon Hannastar

Windsor

06/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.I.Comb

Open B

2





Corydon Caruso

Windsor

06/07/1985

Ch

Miss F Hamilton

Puppy Stakes

1





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Windsor

06/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.I.Combe

Open D

2





Ch Corydon Gold Star

Paignton

10/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.E.Westwood

Open D

1

Yes




Corydon Caruso

Paignton

10/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.E.westwood

Puppy D

3





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

East of England

18/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.S.Clark

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Corydon Hannastar

East of England

18/07/1985

Ch

Mrs.S.Clarke

Open B

0





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Leeds

21/07/1985

Ch

Mr.J.Wigglesworth

Open D

1


Yes



Corydon Rising Star

Rutland C.S.

04/08/1985

Open

Mrs Rees

Puppy D/B

1





Corydon Rising Star

Rutland C.S.

04/08/1985

Open

Mrs Rees

Graduate D/B

1





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Rutland C.S.

04/08/1985

Open

Mrs.Rees

Open D/B

2





Corydon Rising Star

Rutland C.S.

04/08/1985

Open

Mrs Rees

Novice D/B

1





Corydon Rising Star

Welsh K.C.

17/08/1985

Ch

Mr G Duffield

Puppy D

1





Ch Corydon Gold Star

Welsh K.C.

17/08/1985

Ch

Mr.G.Duffield

Open D

R





Corydon Hannastar

Welsh K.C.

17/08/1985

Ch

Mr.G.Duffield

Open B

0





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Leicester

26/08/1985

Ch

Mrs.V.Hickson

Open D

1


Yes



Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Leicester

26/08/1985

Ch

Mrs.V.Hickson

Novice D

2





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Leicester

26/08/1985

Ch

Mrs.V.Hickson

Junior D

2





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Birmingham City

31/08/1985

Ch

Mr.F.Mitchell

Junior D

R





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Birmingham City

31/08/1985

Ch

Mr.F.L.Mitchell

Open D

1

Yes




Ch Corydon Gold Star

Richmond

07/09/1985

Ch

Mrs.J.Lawson

Open D

3





Ch Corydon Glory Hallelujah

Darlington

14/09/1985

Ch

Mrs.N.Kirk

Open B

VHC





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Smooth C.C.

28/09/1985

Open

Mrs.B.Banbury

Open D

2





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

Smooth C.C.

28/09/1985

Open

Mrs.B.Banbury

Junior D

1





Corydon Caius Magnus

London C.C.

12/10/1985

Open

Mr.C.Emery

Open D

3





Ch Corydon Glory Hallelujah

Lancs & Cheshire C.C.

13/10/1985

Ch

Mrs.A.Davis

Open B

2





Corydon Caius Magnus

Midland Counties

14/10/1985

Ch

Mr.D.Parry

Limit D

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

Midland Counties

24/10/1985

Ch

Mr.D.Parry

Open D

3





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

London & P.C.C.

10/11/1985

Open

Mr.J.Field

Open D

2





Corydon Rising Star

London & P.C.C.

10/11/1985

Open

Mr J Field

Puppy D

1





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

London & P.C.C.

10/11/1985

Open

Mr.J.Field

Junior D

1





Ch & Aus Ch Corydon Tuck's Tiger

E.A.C.A.

17/11/1985

Ch

Mr.L.Casely

Junior D

2





Ch Corydon Handsome Hotspur

E.A.C.A.

17/11/1985

Ch

Mr.L.Casely

Open D

1

Yes


Yes

Yes

Corydon Rising Star

Midland C.C.

08/12/1985

Sanc

Mrs M Broadhead

Graduate D

1



Yes

Yes

Corydon Rising Star

Midland C.C.

08/12/1985

Sanc

Mrs M Broadhead

Post Grad D

1





Corydon Rising Star

Midland C.C.

08/12/1985

Sanc

Mrs M Broadhead

S/W

1