The History of CORYDON

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

CORYDON COLLIES

2013

34 Classes entered during the year which resulted in:

3 Challenge Certificates

3 Reserve Challenge Certificates

3 Best of Breed Awards

2 Best Puppy in Show Awards


19 First Prizes

10 Second Prizes

2 Third Prizes

2 Reserve Prizes

1 VHC


Saturday the 14th December was the LKA Championship Show with Mrs V Geddes judging. This was the last big show for 2013. We had entered Corydon Blue Fizz who won the Minor Puppy Bitch Class and was then awarded Best Puppy in the Breed. So she ends the year by being unbeaten in her classes. Corydon Catch A pixie was also entered and she was placed second in the Open Bitch Class and then was awarded the Bitch Reserve CC. Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon was placed second in the Open Dog Class, and Corydon Spot The Drifference was placed second in the Limit Dog Class. This was his first show for over 2 years. Both the dogs had lost a lot of coat so were under a handicap.

Saturday 7th December was the British Collie Club’s Christmas Open Show. Vanessa Cronk was the judge of Roughs. Miranda took only CORYDON BLUE FIZZ and the judge liked her enough to award her Best Puppy in Show. It is proving to be a very good year for our puppies.

Saturday the 24th November was the Collie Associations Championship Show. Miranda only took our new puppy CORYDON BLUE FIZZ  She is by Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin over Corydon out of Mejola My Blue Heaven for Corydon. She was born on the 11th May 2013 so is just 6 months old. There were 17 Minor puppies in the first class and she won this class. She also won the Novice Bitch Class and then went on to Best Puppy Bitch in Show. Quite a debut. The judge was Angela Hodgson of the famous Temeila prefix.

A great day on Thursday 24th October. CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON won the Dog CC so he is now a Champion. CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE won the Bitch CC and was Best of Breed. DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON was placed 2nd in the Open Dog Class behind his sire Ross. The judge was Felix Cosme. Very many thanks to Maxine for handling Pixie. The judge evidently did not know that Pixie was a Corydon and wondered if Miranda would be disappointed when he awarded the BOB to Pixie. He was somewhat taken aback when Maxine said she was Miranda’s bitch. It is especially nice that Pixie and Ross are kennelled together and have been for at least four years.

We have won over 50 CCs with Blue Merles but amazingly, Ross is our very first home bred Champion Blue Merle dog or bitch.

Excellent news from Russia where INT CH CORYDON MONA MIA became a Russian Champion. She was Best of Breed at the show in St. Petersburg and followed this by being runner up in the group, The dog CC was won by KANGASVOUKON GORDON, so Riff had a field day as he is the sire of both. By Mona winning this award Russia has been added to the countries who have Corydon Champions. Now it is 22 different countries excluding the UK.

Richmond Ch Show was held on the 7th September 2013. The judge was Stuart Mallard. CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON was placed 1st in the Open Dog Class and won the Dog CC. His second CC. CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE was placed 2nd in the Open Bitch Class. CORYDON VICTOR LUDORUM was placed 2nd in the Puppy Dog Class.

Wath & West Melton held their Open Show on the 24th August. Miranda took CORYDON VICTOR LUDORUM He won the Junior Collie Class and won Best of Breed and Best Puppy. He then won Puppy group 2 and Adult Group 4.

August 8th was Bakewell Open Show. CORYDON VICTOR LUDORUM won the Puppy Class and then won Best of Breed under Mr D Cavill. This was Victor’s second show. The main significance of this win was that it was number 250 Best of Breed win for the kennel. I maybe daft, but I put all of the dogs wins into a database. At least I can look back and see what results each individual dog won in the past.

Percy just wins more and more. He is now INT CH, FI & EE CH, HEW-12 CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN. He has now won 13 CACIB under 13 different judges. A wonderful record. I have to wonder why he could not win under UK judges. Not envy surely?????

We have now bred 12 International Champion Rough Collies.

More great news from Finland where Percy passed his mental test on the 20th July and is now FI & EE CH, HEW-12 CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN. He becomes the 10th Finish Corydon Champion. The judge of the mental teat gave him a wonderful report. A wonderful Rough Collie who was not appreciated by the UK judges. His one big win in the UK was under an American judge, who saw his outstanding quality. Another where he is a loss to the UK but a big gain for Finland.

Great news from Finland where Percy (Corydon Catch me Driftin) went to Estonia on the 5th July where he went to 3 Shows over the weekend. He won 2 CACIBs 3 Best of Breed awards and is now EE Ch Corydon Catch Me Driftin. He now becomes the 75th Corydon Champion Worldwide.

Very quiet period with no shows worth going to. But Maxine took DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON to Blackpool Ch Show on the 23rd June. She wanted to go and had nothing in coat. Anyway he won the Open Dog Class and was awarded the Reserve CC. So 2 Res CC on the trot.

Bath Championship Show was held on the 26th May 2013. The fortieth anniversary of our first ever CC won at Bath 1973. This year we did even better with Lene’s CORYDON LA CAPRITA OF PHREELANCER winning the bitch CC. She is by Riff out of Corydon Rio Rita. And our DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON being placed second in the Open Dog Class and then awarded the Reserve CC. The judge was Albert Wight.

No shows for a bit, but Miranda took CORYDON THE PERSUADER to the Newark & Notts County Show today the 4th May. It was only his second show. The first was three weeks ago when he won his breed class and was Reserve Best of Breed. She missed the breed classes today because the breed judge had already judged seven breeds in one hour and forty minutes.!!!! She took him into 2 Stakes Classes that she had entered him into and he won them both. Netting her a nice income. He is litter brother of CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS. He has a new page on this site.  Then we heard that CORYDON LA PERFECTA had won the Bitch CC in Finland at only her second show. Wonderful. They are both just fourteen months of age.

The weekend of 23/24th March was good because CORYDON LOOK AT ME OF SHANDLMAIN won his first CC in The Netherlands, a first for a Corydon in that Country, and CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN won his fifth CACIB, was Best of Breed and Group 2 in Finland. Look at Me is litter brother of our latest Champion DK CH CORYDON DESIRE ME, HK CH CORYDON COUNT ON ME and our CC Winner CORYDON FOLLOW ME. What a litter.

Another Corydon Champion. This time it is DK CH CORYDON DESIRE ME who won her qualifying CC on the 2nd March at the Danish Collie Club Show. This is Champion No.74, but there are more in the pipeline.

British Collie Club Ch Show was on 2nd March. DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON won the Limit Dog Class, so he qualifies for the stud book.

Another big win for  CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS and this was just her second ever show. She won Best Puppy in Show at Newark and District Open Show on the 23rd February. There were nearly 800 exhibits, so it was a very good win. This was her last show as a puppy, so we can say that she has been an unbeaten puppy in the Pastoral Group.  Quite unique I think.

Have been reading a paper about breeding dogs. Written by the greatest breeder in America in 1960, it is still very relevant today. We were very lucky in that we were allowed to inbreed to start our line. New breeders today cannot start a line for their kennel as the Kennel Club will not allow inbreeding. I do wonder if there is anybody at The Kennel Club who actually breeds dogs. They need to read this paper as it might just open their eyes. This writer had done an enormous amount of research into breeding and had proved that you get just as many problems with out crossing as you do with in breeding. And if you are careful in selecting then you are much more likely to breed sound stock, because you have a very good idea of what you will get from an in bred litter, whereas an with out crossed litter you have no idea what you will get. Too hit and miss for me. We have tried out crossing and all we got were bad hips and odd sized eyes.

I have put a new page in the boys section. This is for our new baby  who is called Corydon Victor Ludorum. We think that he is rather nice. Have a look and see what you think.

Well 2013 certainly started off with a very big bang. Boston Championship show was on the 12th January and Miranda took DEMELEWIS CATCH THE BLUES FOR CORYDON who was placed second in the Open Dog Class, and she also took the new puppy CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS. Her first ever show. She won the Puppy Bitch Class and then was awarded Best Bitch. Then she was awarded Best of Breed. So a long wait for the Group where the judge liked her enough to place her Group 3. Then another wait for the Puppy Group. And this judged liked her well enough to place her Group 1. So three different judges and all awarded her Top marks. Fantastic. She is out of Corydon Catch Me Driftin’s third litter and were born after he left for Finland. As there were CC winners in his first 2 litters, I suspect that he will go down as a big loss to Rough Collies in the UK. But we got what we wanted.


Fizzy Best Puppy in Show

at British CC Open Show.

CORYDON BLUE FIZZ

Winning at CA Ch Show.


Ch. CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON


CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS


Best Puppy in Show

Newark & D C S. 23/2/2013


CORYDON PERSNICKETY MISS


In the Puppy Group At Boston Championship Show, which she won.


And Group 3 in the seniors


Corydon Catch A Pixie

2 CCs

Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

3 Reserve CCs

Complete Show Record for 2013

Dogs KC Name

Society

Date of Show

Type of Show

Judge

Class

Award

C C

Res C C

B O B

B I S

Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

Boston

12/01/2013

Open

Mrs C Gillingham

Open D

2





Corydon Persnickety Miss

Boston

12/01/2013

Open

Mrs C Gillingham

Puppy B

1



Yes


Corydon Persnickety Miss

Newark & DCS

23/02/2013

Open

S Atkinson

Junior d/B

1





Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

British CC

02/03/2013

Ch

R Searle

Limit D

1





Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

Crufts

11/03/2013

Ch

A Staniland

Limit D

R





Corydon Persnickety Miss

North Lincs

14/03/2013

Open

B Pitchfork

Junior D/B

3





Corydon The Persuader

West Torrington

16/03/2013

Open

C Lunt

Junior D/B

1





Corydon The Persuader

Notts County

04/05/2013

Open

R Armstrong

Maiden Stakes

1





Corydon The Persuader

Notts County

04/05/2013

Open

R Armstrong

Junior Stakes

1





Corydon Follow Me

Smooth Collie

18/05/2013

Open

T Jackson

Open B

3





Corydon The Persuader

Smooth Collie

18/05/2013

Open

T Jackson

P Grad D

1





Corydon Persnickety Miss

Bath

25/05/2013

Ch

A Whight

Junior B

R





Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

Bath

25/05/2013

Ch

A Whight

Open D

2


Yes



Corydon The Persuader

Bath

25/05/2013

Ch

A Whight

P G D

VHC





Corydon The Persuader

Boston

28/05/2013

Open

A Flint

PG D/B

2





Corydon The Persuader

Boston

28/05/2013

Open

A Flint

Junior D/B

2





Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

Blackpool

22/06/2013

Ch

R Newhouse

Open D

1


Yes



Corydon Victor Ludorum

Leeds

26/07/2013

Ch

M Grindley

Puppy D

3





Corydon Victor Ludorum

Bakewell

08/08/2013

Open

D Cavill

Puppy

1



Yes


Corydon Victor Ludorum

Wath & West Melton

24/08/2013

Open

Fran Richards

Junior

1





Corydon Catch A Pixie

Richmond

07/09/2013

Ch

S Mallard

Open B

2





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

Richmond

07/09/2013

Ch

S Mallard

Open D

1

Yes




Corydon Victor Ludorum

Richmond

07/09/2013

Ch

S Mallard

Puppy D

2





Corydon Catch A Pixie

Midland Counties

24/10/2013

Ch

F Cosme

Open B

1

Yes


Yes


Demelewis Catch The Blues For Corydon

Midland Counties

24/10/2013

Ch

F Cosme

Open D

2





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

Midland Counties

24/10/2013

Ch

F Cosme

Open D

1

Yes




Corydon Blue Fizz

Collie Asc

24/11/2013

Ch

Mrs A Hodgson

M Puppy B

1





Corydon Blue Fizz

Collie Asc

24/11/2013

Ch

Mrs A Hodgson

Novice B

1





Corydon Blue Fizz

British CC

07/12/2013

Open

Mrs Cronk

M Puppy B

1





Corydon Blue Fizz

British CC

07/12/2013

Open

Mrs Cronk

Maiden B

1





Corydon Blue Fizz

British CC

07/12/2013

Open

Mrs Cronk

Novice B

1





Corydon Catch A Pixie

LKA

14/12/2013

Ch

V Geddes

Open B

2


Yes



Corydon Spot The Driffrence

LKA

14/12/2013

Ch

V Geddes

Limit D

2





Corydon Blue Fizz

LKA

14/12/2013

Ch

V Geddes

M Puppy B

1