The History of CORYDON

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

CORYDON COLLIES

DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON

In the Group at Crufts

2008

Complete Show Record for 2008 CORYDON COPPERITA Winning her class at Crufts Best in Show Line-up at EACA Open Show  26th January 2008 Corydon Catch Me Driftin is in the middle. CH CORYDON RIO GRANDE Best a/v Pastoral Breeds at Boston Championship Show  4th January 2008 Judge Mr P Radley CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON Receiving the Best in Show award at Collie Club of Wales  Ch. Show. Judge Mrs A Speding. The Best in Show line up at  Lancs & Cheshire Ch Show

30th December - N.S.F.K.A. Open Show - Judge Miss Y McGrath CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON 1st Junior. Best of Breed. Pastoral Group 3, Pastoral Puppy Group 1

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24th October - Midland Counties Ch Show - Judge Mr E Hulme. CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE 1st Puppy Bitch, Best Puppy in Breed.

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19th October - East Anglian Collie Association Open Show - Judge Mrs A Harvey. CORYDON ONCE IN A BLUE MOON 2nd Minor Puppy Dog, 1st Puppy Dog. His first show. CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE 2nd Puppy Bitch, 1st Novice Bitch.

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20th September - Smooth Collie Club Ch Show - Judge Mr J Horswell - CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE 1st Puppy Bitch, 2nd Junior Bitch. Best Puppy in Breed.

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21st August - Freshville Open Show CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE Judge Mr L Bradshaw 1st Puppy, Best Puppy in Breed. Her first show.

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6th July was West of England Collie Society Ch Show. Dog Judge Mr B Hull. CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON won the Open Dog Class, was awarded the CC and then Best of Breed and eventually Best in Show under B.I.S. Judge Eira Moores.  CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN was placed 2nd in the Special Yearling dog Class, but he had lost most of his coat.

29th June our new puppy CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE went to Bridgeford Open All Breeds Show. Was placed 2nd in Junior but was Best Puppy as the winner was older than 12 months. She then won Pastoral Group Puppy 1 under judge Gwen  Beaden. Not bad for just 7 months old.

The 1st June was Southern Counties Championship Show. CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON won the Open Dog Class and was Best of Breed. He also won the Special Open Stakes Class. CORYDON D’ARK MARGARITA was placed 2nd in a class of 15 Puppy bitches.

The next show was the Smooth Collie Club Open Show on 11th May. CORYDON D’ARK MARGARITA won the Puppy Bitch Class and then was awarded Best Puppy in Show.  CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN won his class and was awarded Best Rough Dog. CORYDON COPPERITA won the Open Bitch Class and was awarded Reserve Best Rough Bitch. Miranda had fun. Now we have a rest.

The previous day, at Newark & Notts Ag Society Open Show CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN won the Open Dog Class and was awarded Best of Breed under Mrs Peach. CORYDON D’ARK MARGARITA won the puppy class and was awarded Best Puppy.

CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON did it again, this time at Lancashire & Cheshire Collie Club Championship Show on the 4th May. under Peter Chave who awarded him the Dog CC and then Hugh Jones awarded him Best in Show. 4 Championship Shows, 4 CCs, and 4 Best of Breeds. We will give him a rest now. He has proved that he is the best.


CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON then went to WELKS on the 27th April and won  the Dog CC and Best of Breed under Derek Smith. He was then short-listed in the Group under Ellis Hulme.

CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON follows his win at Crufts by winning the Dog CC and then Best in Show at Collie Club of Wales on the 20th April.Seen here with Miranda receiving the Best in Show award from judge Mrs A Speding.


CRUFTS 2008. What more can we say. What a SHOW. DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON wins the Open Dog Class and wins the Dog CC so he is now CH DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON He then wins Best of Breed and is Short Listed in the Group. The only one of the Collie Breeds to be so placed. CH CORYDON RIO GRANDE is placed 3rd in the Open Dog class. CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN is placed 2nd in the Junior Dog Class and last but by no means least CORYDON COPPERITA  is placed 1st in the Undergraduate Bitch Class. 4 exhibits taken and all placed in the first 3 in their classes. Including 1st and 3rd in the Open Dog Class.

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The second show of the year saw our dog excel again.

This was the East Anglian Collie Association Open Show.

Judge Lene Newman (most will remember her as Lene Halvorsen) Anyway CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN won the Junior Dog class, was made Best Dog and then Best Dog in Show and Reserve Best in Show.

DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTIN OVER CORYDON won the Open Dog Class and CORYDON COPPERITA was placed second out of 13 in the Post Grad Bitch Class, the winner went on to Best in Show.

The year has started in great style as CH CORYDON RIO GRANDE was placed 1st in Open Dog Not Separately Classified Pastoral and was then placed Best of Breed in this Section at Boston Championship Show on the 4th January 2008. Judge Mr P Radley. On the way he beat several very big winners from other breeds in the Pastoral Group. Not to be completely overshadowed, CORYDON CATCH ME DRIFTIN won 1st prize in the Junior Dog Class of this section.



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 Catch Me Driftin

Boston

05/01/2008

Ch

Mr P Radley

AVNCS Jun D

1





Ch Corydon Rio Grande

Boston

05/01/2008

Ch

Mr P Radley

AVNCS Open D

1



Yes


Corydon Copperita

E.A.C.A.

26/01/2008

Open

Mrs L Newman

Post Grad B

2





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

E.A.C.A.

26/01/2008

Open

Mrs L Newman

Jun D

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

E.A.C.A.

26/01/2008

Open

Mrs L Newman

Open D

1





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Newark & D C C

09/02/2008

Open

Miss M Hodgson

Puppy

1





Int Ch Carnousties Object of Desire at Corydon

Newark & D C C

09/02/2008

Open

Miss M Hodgson

Open

2





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Crufts

08/03/2008

Ch

Mrs V Geddes

Jun D

2





Corydon Copperita

Crufts

08/03/2008

Ch

Mr J Wigglesworth

Under Grad B

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Crufts

08/03/2008

Ch

Mrs V Geddes

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Ch Corydon Rio Grande

Crufts

08/03/2008

Ch

Mrs V Geddes

Open D

3





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

West of England C S

06/04/2008

Open

Mr F Kane

Puppy B

3





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

West of England C S

06/04/2008

Open

Mr F Kane

Minor P B

2





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

West of England C S

06/04/2008

Open

Mr F Kane

Junior D

3





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

West of England C S

06/04/2008

Open

Mr F Kane

Novice B

3





Ch Corydon Rio Grande

West of England C S

06/04/2008

Open

Mr F Kane

Open D

1





Corydon Copperita

West of England C S

06/04/2008

Open

Mr F Kane

Open B

1





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Collie Club of Wales

20/04/2008

Ch

Mr G Duffield

Open D

1

Yes


Yes

Yes

Corydon Copperita

W.E.L.K.S

27/04/2008

Ch

Mr D Smith

Open B

R





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

W.E.L.K.S

27/04/2008

Ch

Mr D Smith

Open D

1

Yes


Yes


Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Newark & Notts Ag Soc

03/05/2008

Open

Mrs B Peach

Puppy B

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Newark & Notts Ag Soc

03/05/2008

Open

Mrs B Peach

Open D

1



Yes


Corydon Copperita

Newark & Notts Ag Soc

03/05/2008

Open

Mrs B Peach

Open B

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Lancs & Cheshire C C

04/05/2008

Ch

Mr P Chave

Open D

1

Yes


Yes

Yes

Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Lancs & Cheshire C C

04/05/2008

Ch

Mrs B Hayward

Novice B

3





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Lancs & Cheshire C C

04/05/2008

Ch

Mrs B Hayward

Puppy B

R





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Lancs & Cheshire C C

04/05/2008

Ch

Mrs B Hayward

M Puppy B

3





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

Smooth Collie

11/05/2008

Open

Mr T Nethercott

Open D

1





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Smooth Collie

11/05/2008

Open

Mr T Nethercott

Puppy B

1





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Smooth Collie

11/05/2008

Open

Mr T Nethercott

Junior B

1





Corydon Copperita

Smooth Collie

11/05/2008

Open

Mr T Nethercott

Open B

1





Corydon D'Ark Margarita

Southern Counties

01/06/2008

Open

Mrs M Clark

Puppy B

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Southern Counties

01/06/2008

Open

Mrs M Clark

Open D

1



Yes


Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

Southern Counties

01/06/2008

Open

Mrs S Clark

Open Stakes

1





Corydon Catch Me Driftin

West of England C S

06/07/2008

Ch

Mr B Hull

Yearling D

2





Ch Demelewis Dark Moon Driftin Over Corydon

West of England C S

06/07/2008

Ch

Mr B Hull

Open D

1

Yes


Yes

Yes

Corydon Catch A Pixie

Freshville & D C S

21/08/2008

Open

Mr L Bradshaw

Puppy

1





Corydon Rio Rita

Smooth C C

20/09/2008

Open

Mr J Horswell

Open B

3





Corydon Catch A Pixie

Smooth C C

20/09/2008

Open

Mr J Horswell

Puppy B

1





Corydon Catch A Pixie

Smooth C C

20/09/2008

Open

Mr J Horswell

Jun B

2





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

E.A.C.A.

19/10/2008

Open

Mrs A Harvey

Puppy D

1





Corydon Catch A Pixie

E.A.C.A.

19/10/2008

Open

Mrs A Harvey

Puppy B

2





Corydon Catch A Pixie

E.A.C.A.

19/10/2008

Open

Mrs A Harvey

Novice B

1





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

E.A.C.A.

19/10/2008

Open

Mrs A Harvey

Minor P D

2





Corydon Catch A Pixie

Midland Couties

24/10/2008

Ch

Mr E Hulme

Puppy B

1





Corydon Catch A Pixie

Midland Couties

24/10/2008

Ch

Mr E Hulme

Junior B

VHC





Corydon Once In A Blue Moon

N.S.F.K.A.

30/12/2008

Open

Miss Y McGrath

Junior D/B

1



Yes