The History of CORYDON

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

CORYDON COLLIES

2011

A much better year in the show ring. Our dogs won 5 Challenge Certificates. With CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON winning 3. This makes him the top winning tricolour dog of all time in the breed in the UK.

Other CCs were won by CORYDON FOLLOW ME and CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON. They also won a Reserve CC each, as did CORYDON COPPERITA. Her win took our total of Reserve CCs to 100. A record we are very proud of. But not half so proud as we are of winning 150 CCs which we did when Riff won his first CC of the year at LEEDS CH Show in July. The total number of CCs won by the dogs in the kennel now totals 153. Strange that we should reach these very unique landmarks at the same Ch Show. LEEDS 2011.

CORYDON GRANDE FLORA had a very good puppy career, as she won her Junior Warrant and won the OUR DOGS Best Puppy Competition for the breed.


The year was also memorable in that Miranda and I went to Hong Kong and Australia during August. We had a great time and I must thank our wonderful hosts for making us so welcome and enabling us to have so much enjoyment. The highlight for me was going to Sydney Opera House for a performance of La Boheme. But we had so many memorable trips and sights. I was also able to see my brother for his birthday. This was good as he has been rather ill for may years , so I was very pleased to see him again. We also met up with my sister who lives down under and also Barbara’s sisters.

We spent quite a lot of the time with Mim Bester in Tasmania and there I saw probably the best Smooth Collie I have ever seen. They are allowed to mate Smooth and Rough Collies together down there and he was the product of such a mating. I think that we are missing something here. As usual The Kennel Club is way behind the times. America allows this type of mating and the Smooth Collie is nearly as popular as the Roughs in the USA. And I am told that the quality of the former is better than the latter.


CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON  DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON Below is the Show Record for our dogs during 2011. I have not included some of the All Breed Open Show results

Dogs KC Name

Society

Date of Show

Type of Show

Judge

Class

Award

C C

Res C C

B O B

B I S

Mejola My Blue Heaven For Corydon

Manchester

22/01/2011

Open

Mrs L Newman

Post Grad B

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Manchester

22/01/2011

Open

Mrs L Newman

Open D

1



Yes


Mejola My Blue Heaven For Corydon

Midland CC

05/02/2011

Ch

Mr R Blaikie

Sp Year B

3





Corydon La Donnarita

London & P CC

20/02/2011

Open

Mrs A Smith

Graduate B

1





Corydon Grandeflora

London & P CC

20/02/2011

Open

Mrs A Smith

Novice B

3





Corydon La Donnarita

London & P CC

20/02/2011

Open

Mrs A Smith

Junior B

1





Corydon Follow Me

London & P CC

20/02/2011

Open

Mrs A Smith

Limit B

2





Corydon Grandeflora

London & P CC

20/02/2011

Open

Mrs A Smith

Minor Puppy B

3





Mejola My Blue Heaven For Corydon

Crufts

11/03/2011

Ch

Mr A Mather

Year B

3





Corydon Spot The Driffrence

Crufts

11/03/2011

Ch

Mrs P Parry

Year D

1





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

Crufts

11/03/2011

Ch

Mrs P Parry

Open D

VHC





Corydon Grandeflora

Collie Association

27/03/2011

Open

Ms J Fryer-Clark

Junior B

2





Corydon La Donnarita

Collie Association

27/03/2011

Open

Ms J Fryer-Clark

Gradute B

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Collie Association

27/03/2011

Open

Ms J Fryer-Clark

Novice B

2





Corydon Grandeflora

Collie Association

27/03/2011

Open

Ms J Fryer-Clark

Minor Puppy B

1





Demelewis Winter Moon Over Corydon

Collie Association

27/03/2011

Open

Ms J Fryer-Clark

Grad D

2





Demelewis Winter Moon Over Corydon

Collie Association

27/03/2011

Open

Ms J Fryer-Clark

Post Grad D

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

WELKS

01/05/2011

Ch

Mr B Hawkins

Open D

2





Corydon Spot The Driffrence

WELKS

01/05/2011

Ch

Mr B Hawkins

Junior D

R





Corydon Follow Me

National

05/05/2011

Ch

Mr P Bailey

Open B

1


Yes



Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

National

05/05/2011

Ch

Mr P Bailey

Open D

3





Corydon Spot The Driffrence

National

05/05/2011

Ch

Mr P Bailey

Junior D

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Lancs & Chesh

08/05/2011

Ch

Mrs E Pryor

Maiden B

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Lancs & Chesh

08/05/2011

Ch

Mrs E Pryor

Minor Puppy B

1





Corydon Spot The Driffrence

Lancs & Chesh

08/05/2011

Ch

Mr H Jones

Junior D

1





Corydon Follow Me

Lancs & Chesh

08/05/2011

Ch

Mrs E Pryor

Limit B

1

Yes




Corydon Follow Me

Smooth CC

14/05/2011

Open

Mr G Hyde

Open B

1



Yes


Corydon Spot The Driffrence

Smooth CC

14/05/2011

Open

Mr G Hyde

Junior D

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Smooth CC

14/05/2011

Open

Mr G Hyde

Puppy B

2





Corydon Grandeflora

Pinxton

21/05/2011

Open

Mrs C Howard

Junior d/B

1





Corydon Follow Me

Three Counties

11/06/2011

Ch

Ms G Beaden

Open B

R





Corydon Grandeflora

Three Counties

11/06/2011

Ch

Ms G Beaden

Puppy B

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Blackpool

26/06/2011

Ch

Mrs G Wilcock

Puppy B

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Blackpool

26/06/2011

Ch

Mrs Cartledge

Puppy Stakes

VHC





Corydon Follow Me

Blackpool

26/06/2011

Ch

Mrs G Wilcock

Open B

3





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

Blackpool

26/06/2011

Ch

Mrs G Wilcock

Open D

2





Corydon Grandeflora

Leeds

23/07/2011

Ch

Mrs J House

Puppy B

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Leeds

23/07/2011

Ch

Mrs J House

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Corydon Copperita

Leeds

23/07/2011

Ch

Mrs J House

Open B

1


Yes



Corydon Grandeflora

Heckington

30/07/2011

Open

Mrs C Chapman

Puppy D/B

2





Corydon Grandeflora

Heckington

30/07/2011

Open

Mrs C Chapman

Post Grad D/B

2





Corydon Grandeflora

SKC

27/08/2011

Ch

Mr J Peach

Junior B

2





Corydon Copperita

SKC

27/08/2011

Ch

Mr J Peach

Open B

3





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

SKC

27/08/2011

Ch

Mr J Peach

Open D

1

Yes




Corydon Grandeflora

SKC

27/08/2011

Ch

Mr J Peach

Year B

2





Corydon Grandeflora

Richmond

10/09/2011

Ch

Mr B Hull

Year B

1





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

Richmond

10/09/2011

Ch

Mr B Hull

Open D

1


Yes



Corydon Grandeflora

Richmond

10/09/2011

Ch

Mr B Hull

Junior B

1





Corydon Grandeflora

Hillsborough

16/10/2011

Open

Mr M Webb

Post Grad

1





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

London & PCC

20/11/2011

Ch

Mrs P Hutchinson

Open B

R





Corydon Spot The Driffrence

Collie Association

27/11/2011

Ch

Mrs U Bergh-Persson

Year D

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Collie Association

27/11/2011

Ch

Mrs U Bergh-Persson

Open D

1

Yes




Demelewis Winter Moon Over Corydon

Chesterfield

04/12/2011

Open

Mr H Gallagher

Open

2





Corydon Catch A Pixie

LKA

10/12/2011

Ch

Mrs P Lister

Open B

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

LKA

10/12/2011

Ch

Mrs P Lister

Open D

1

Yes