The History of CORYDON

John, Barbara & Miranda Blake - Telephone +44(0) 1636626321 - Email: johnjcorydon@gmail.com

CORYDON COLLIES

2007 Complete Show Record for 2007 CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN  Best Puppy in Show Yorkshire Collie Club East Anglian Collie Association Open Show  28/01/2007 Judge Mrs P Derrick (Rifflesea) DEMELEWIS MOON MUFFIN WITH CORYDON  Best in Show

2007 was an interesting year as we brought out a litter brother and sister who were to make quite an impact. These were Corydon Catch me Driftin and his sister Corydon Mona Mia. The bitch only went to a few shows before we sent her to some friends in Finland. This caused quite stir because on her second day there, and this was November, she escaped and was not seen again for 2 weeks. Miranda even went over there to help catch, but it was not until 2 weeks later that she decided to share the food with another dog on a farm 40km away. Fortunately the farmer had heard about her and correctly assumed that this was indeed Mona so a very relieved party in Finland went to collect her. Amazingly, even though the nights were very cold she had not lost any condition and in fact won at her first show. So she was obviously finding substinence somehere. She quite quickly became a Finish Champion and then won her International Title. She now has quite a lot of Titles to her name. Her brother we kept and he caused quite a stir by winning Best in Show at the Smooth Collie Club Ch. show while he was still a puppy. Quite a story as well here because I had taken a lot of his coat out and was not planning to take him to this show. But we had bitches in season and he would not stop howling. I even brought him into my bedroom the night before the show, but he still howled all night, so I thought it better to take him to the show for the niehgbours sake. However the judge was Patti Merrill who at the time was President of The Collie Club of America. After the show she said that Percy had the only correct type of head at this show. I might explain here that the Americans insist on clean cheeks. They will not accept under any circumstances Collies that have any sign of cheek bones. So they run their hands up the side of the head to make sure that the head is completely smooth along the sides. Having seen the Collies in America I think that they have a very valid point here. Because the head was clean they all seemed to have proper elegance, which is so sadly missing among the thick headed stocky fluffy coated dogs that seem to find favour with most of todays judges. Sad really.

The rest of the year really belonged to another litter sister brother combination. These were Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin over Corydn and his tri sister Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon. She started the year very well by winning Best in Show at the East Anglian Collie Association Open Show in January. She won another Best of Breed award at Sheffield Open Show. But it was her tri brother who was to hit the headlines. He won the Special Yearling Dog Class at Crufts to follow on from his best puppy award the previous year. He then won Best in Show at the West of England Open Show in April, and he followed this by winning the Reserve CC at W.E.L.K.S and soon after another Reserve CC at the National. Both of these were won under husband and wife Mr & Mrs P Bailey. He won another Reserve CC at Three Counties under Mr S Mallard, and then onto Blackpool where Viv Anderton awarded him his first CC and then Best of Breed. He won his second CC at The National Working & Pastoral Breeds under Tracy Wilkinson. And so he was retired until Crufts 2008 and much more about that next year.

The dogs were entered in 71 classes during 2007 and they won first prizes at 42 of them.

CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN

With his haul of trophies etc from his Best in Show win at the

Smooth Collie Championship Show

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 Copperita

E.A.C.A.

28/01/2007

Open

Pam Derrick

M Puppy B

2





Corydon Only Joking

E.A.C.A.

28/01/2007

Open

Pam Derrick

M Puppy D

1





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

E.A.C.A.

28/01/2007

Open

Pam Derrick

Open B

1



Yes

Yes

Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Midland Collie

03/02/2007

Ch

Mrs D Parks

Sp Year D

2





Corydon Only Joking

Midland Collie

03/02/2007

Ch

Mrs D Parks

M Puppy D

VHC





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

Midland Collie

03/02/2007

Ch

Mrs C A Smedley

Sp Year B

1





Corydon Copperita

British C C

03/03/2007

Ch

Mr J Kirk

M Puppy B

3





Ch Corydon Madchem

British C C

03/03/2007

Ch

Mr J Kirk

Open B

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

British C C

03/03/2007

Ch

Mrs C Morgan

Grad D

2





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

British C C

03/03/2007

Ch

Mr J Kirk

Mid Limit B

1





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

Sheffield C S

04/03/2007

Open


Open D/B

1



Yes


Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

Sheffield C S

04/03/2007

Open


A/V Open

R





Corydon Copperita

Sheffield C S

04/03/2007

Open


A/v Puppy B

1





Corydon Copperita

Sheffield C S

04/03/2007

Open


Puppy D/B

1





Ch Corydon Rio Grande

Crufts

09/03/2007

Ch

Mrs P Wilkinson

Open D

C





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Crufts

09/03/2007

Ch

Mrs P Wilkinson

Sp Year D

1





Ch Corydon Madchem

Crufts

09/03/2007

Ch

Mr G Duffield

Open B

C





Corydon Only Joking

Pinxton & D C S

24/03/2007

Open

Denise Rowan

Puppy Pastoral

3





Corydon Only Joking

Pinxton & D C S

24/03/2007

Open

Denise Rowan

Junior

3





Corydon Only Joking

Pinxton & D C S

24/03/2007

Open

Denise Rowan

Puppy

1





Corydon Only Joking

Retford C S

25/03/2007

Open

Brian House

Puppy Pastoral

1





Corydon Rio Rita

Eastwood K A

31/03/2007

Open

C Gillingham

Open

1





Corydon Copperita

Eastwood K A

31/03/2007

Open

C Gillingham

Puppy

1



Yes


Corydon Rio Rita

West of England C S

01/04/2007

Open

Mrs R MacDonald

Post Grad B

1





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

West of England C S

01/04/2007

Open

Mrs R MacDonald

Open B

1





Corydon Copperita

West of England C S

01/04/2007

Open

Mrs R MacDonald

Puppy B

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

West of England C S

01/04/2007

Open

Mrs R MacDonald

Open D

1



Yes

Yes

Corydon Copperita

Bolsover & D C S

14/04/2007

Open

Mr Parkes

Puppy

2





Corydon Rio Rita

Bolsover & D C S

14/04/2007

Open

Mr Parkes

Open

1



Yes


Corydon Copperita

Bolsover & D C S

14/04/2007

Open

Mr Parkes

A/V Puppy

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

W.E.L.K.s

28/04/2007

Ch

Mr P Bailey

Limit D

1


Yes



Int Ch Corydon Mona Mia

Newark Ag

05/05/2007

Open


Puppy B

3





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Lancs & Cheshire C S

06/05/2007

Ch

Mr J Ritchie

Limit D

1





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

Lancs & Cheshire C S

06/05/2007

Ch

Mrs T Bray

Limit B

R





Corydon Copperita

Lancs & Cheshire C S

06/05/2007

Ch

Mrs T Bray

Puppy B

2





Corydon Copperita

Lancs & Cheshire C S

06/05/2007

Ch

Mrs T Bray

Junior B

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

National

10/05/2007

Ch

Mrs P Bailey

Limit D

1


Yes



Corydon Only Joking

National

10/05/2007

Ch

Mrs P Bailey

Puppy D

VHC





Corydon Copperita

Northum & Durham C.C

13/05/2007

Ch

Mrs F sargeant

Puppy B

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Yorkshire C.C

26/05/2007

Open

Mrs E Pryor

Puppy D

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Yorkshire C.C

26/05/2007

Open

Mrs E Pryor

M Puppy D

1





Int Ch Corydon Mona Mia

Yorkshire C.C

26/05/2007

Open

Mrs E Pryor

M Puppy B

1





Int Ch Corydon Mona Mia

Yorkshire C.C

26/05/2007

Open

Mrs E Pryor

Puppy B

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Bath

27/05/2007

Ch

Mrs J Sykes

Limit D

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Boston & D C S

06/06/2007

Open


Puppy

1



Yes


Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Three Counties

13/06/2007

Ch

Mr S Mallard

Limit D

1


Yes



Corydon Copperita

Three Counties

13/06/2007

Ch

Mr S Mallard

Puppy B

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Blackpool

24/06/2007

Ch

Mrs V Anderton

Limit D

1

Yes


Yes


Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Blackpool

24/06/2007

Ch

Mrs V Anderton

M Puppy D

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

National Work & Pastor

14/07/2007

Ch

Miss T Wilkinson

M Puppy D

1





Int Ch Corydon Mona Mia

National Work & Pastor

14/07/2007

Ch

Miss T Wilkinson

M Puppy B

R





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

National Work & Pastor

14/07/2007

Ch

Mrs F Summerfield

Puppy Stake D

3





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

National Work & Pastor

14/07/2007

Ch

Miss T Wilkinson

Limit D

1

Yes




Corydon Fancy Me

National Work & Past

14/07/2007

Ch

Miss T Wilkinson

Open B

3





Ch Corydon Rio Grande

East of England

19/07/2007

Open

Mrs M Foulston

Open D

1





Corydon Fancy Me

East of England

19/07/2007

Open

Mrs M Foulston

Open B

2





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

East of England

19/07/2007

Open

Mrs M Foulston

Puppy D

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

E.A.C.A.

05/08/2007

Ch

Mari palgi

Open D

R





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

E.A.C.A.

05/08/2007

Ch

Mari palgi

Puppy D

2





Int Ch Corydon Mona Mia

E.A.C.A.

05/08/2007

Ch

Lisa pettit

Puppy B

3





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

E.A.C.A.

05/08/2007

Ch

Lisa pettit

Grad B

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Smooth Collie CH Show

22/09/2007

Open

Pati Merrill

Puppy D

1



Yes

Yes

Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Smooth Collie CH Show

22/09/2007

Open

Pati Merrill

Junior D

1





Corydon Fancy Me

Smooth Collie CH Show

22/09/2007

Open

Pati Merrill

Open B

2





Ch Corydon Rio Grande

Smooth Collie CH Show

22/09/2007

Open

Pati Merrill

Open D

2





Ch Corydon Rio Grande

West of England C S

07/10/2007

Ch

Mrs E J Moores

Open D

VHC





Aqualita Class Act With Corydon

West of England C S

07/10/2007

Ch

Mrs E J Moores

M Limit D

3





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

West of England C S

07/10/2007

Ch

Mrs F Summerfield

Limit B

1





Int Ch Carnousties Object of Desire at Corydon

Worksop & D C S

20/10/2007

Open

Miss D Hickson

Grad

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Worksop & D C S

20/10/2007

Open

Miss D Hickson

Puppy

1





Demelewis Muffin Moon With Corydon

Collie Asc

24/11/2007

Ch

Mrs L Cartledge

Limit B

3