Dilys

Manordeifi Satin Doll of Koczkodan VW "Dilys"

2 x CC, 1 x RCC

1 x BIS, 12 x BOB, 4 x RBOB, 4 x BVIS, 8 x BVIB, 1 x G2, 1 x G3, 4 x Pastoral AV Veteran 1, 4 x Pastoral AV Veteran 2, 1 x AV Veteran 3, 3 x Pastoral AV Veteran 4 (in 2019 towards her Veteran Warrant)

Dilys joined our family in November 2009 and is now nine years old.  Dilys is a tri-colour Smooth Collie, having rich tan and jet black markings.  Dilys is the livewire of the family, always active, very quick and very clever.  A playful and cuddly girl, Dilys is very much the tomboy, loving to rough and tumble in the garden.  She is also quite a showgirl, she is relaxed and confident and enjoys strutting her stuff in the ring as she adores being centre of attention.  We are so proud of her for gaining a Challenge Certificate in 2014 at Lancashire and Cheshire Collie Club Championship Show followed by her second in May 2019 at Birmingham National with an RCC the following week at SKC! Outside of showing, Dilys has gained her Bronze Good Citizen's Award, been an incredible mum to two litters of puppies and now enjoys playing grandmother to our other girls' puppies.

Dilys has a fantastic pedigree, being daughter of the wonderful Tatu (Ch Sandcastle's True Topic) and Dawn (Manordeifi Silver Dawn JW). Her maternal grandmother was Ch Silver Serenade (who was also the mother of our blue merle dog, Barney).

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Manordeifi Satin Doll for Koczkodan - 4 generation pedigree

Sandcastle’s True Topic

Sandcastle's Truth Or Dare

Sandcastle's Trick Or Treat

Raynoor Self Made Man

Sandcastle's Happy with Hilma

Sandcastle's Skinnydipping

Baubon's Oklahoma Oliwer

Goldbody's Classy Coctail

Sandcastle's Sweet Valentine

OneWay’s Errol Flynn

OneWay's Got To Be A Lover

Fairlines Last Born

Sandcastle's Oliwia Swing

Baubon's Oklahoma Oliwer

Sandcastle's Naked Truth

Manordeifi Silver Dawn

Rowvale Storm Rising at Southcombe

Southcombe Scotch On The Rocks

Southcombe Smart Alec

Southcombe Select Gold

Rowvale Rose Marie

Sharidon Silver Phantom at Foxearth

Southcombe Solitaire at Rowvale

Manordeifi Silver Serenade

Manordeifi Star Buster of Patlyns

Foxearth Tinsmith at Cownbred

Manordeifi Lady Samantha

Manordeifi Black Agnes

Hilltarn Lucifer

Manordeifi Lady McBeth

Dilys with her daughter Enza

Previous Show Results

May 2019

Yorkshire Collie Open Show

1st Veteran, BOB, BVIB, Yvonne McGrath, BIS, BVIS Bev White 'Best in Show and Best Veteran in Show was the Smooth Collie Russell’s Manordeifi Satin Doll at Koczkodan. On top form at the moment having recently won her second CC, despite being over 9 years young. She is such a well constructed bitch with text book angulations fore and aft which together with good ribbing and a correct length of back meant she moved so easily round the ring. Super reach of neck and cleanest of heads. A good size with lovely bone, correct length of tail and very feminine. Congratulations on turning her out in such lovely condition.'

Scottish Kennel Club Ch Show

1st VB, BRCC, BVIB, Duna Jones, ' Lovely bitch who was nine and three quarter years young.  Lovely body, good neck, feminine head with a well placed eye and her coat really gleamed. Res Bitch CC and Best Veteran.'

Collie Association Open Show

Reserve VD/B, Julia Swann

Smooth Collie Club of GB Open Show

VHC VB, Kate Arrowsmith

Birmingham National Ch Show

1st VB, BCC, BOB, BVIB, Simon Burton, 'Wow, this nine and a half year old tri just gets better and better. She has a stunning outline which simply flows from head to toe, a series of graceful curves. Quality head, a perfect wedge with lovely length, level planes and correct placement of stop giving an excellent profile. So clean through the cheeks with moulding adding quality, eye is a good shape, set slightly obliquely giving an expression full of charm and character. Ears are correctly tipped and well used. Super length of neck which she uses on the stack. Her angulation front and rear is a model for the breed and this, combined with a good depth of mature body, lovely forechest, ribbing carried well back, level topline with a slight rise over the loin and gentle curve over the croup to a long, perfectly carried tail, gives her that harmony of outline which is so pleasing to the eye. Super bone, legs and feet, firm front pasterns, well turned stifles and nice short rear pasterns all mean she is well equipped to do the job the breed was bred for. Everything comes together on the move as you would expect and her movement is simply outstanding. She goes with easy extension, low reach and real drive on a lovely length of stride, great ground coverage, free and flowing, tireless and a joy to watch. In good coat of correct texture with just a touch of silver highlights on her face but this only adds to her charm. All credit to her handler who very cleverly and without fuss, allows her to show herself off to her best advantage. I had absolutely no hesitation in awarding her the CC & BOB and for me, on the day, she was “simply the best”. I was very proud of her performance in the group and on this form she must surely get her 3rd CC and title. Thank you for bringing her, she was a pleasure to judge.'

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show

2nd VB, Sandra Wigglesworth

April 2019

Colne, Nelson & District Open Show

1st AVNSC Open, Reserve Best AVNSC, 1st AV Veteran, Gerry McCallum

Derby Open Show

2nd AVNSC Open, 3rd AV Veteran, David Hubble

Edwinstowe Open Show

1st Open, Reserve Best of Breed,Chris Biggs 'one I've watched from the ring side lovely tri colour wedge head correct eye placement good ear carriage correct body shape well muscle hindquarters correct length of tail moved with drive R.B.O.B.'

Mountsorrel Open

AVNSC 2nd Open, 2nd AV Veteran, Allyson King 'Smooth Collie Tri 9 1/2 yrs old totally belying age. Good size and shape and bone. Lovely flat skull and taper to muzzle with just a slight stop, strength to jaws. Neck well arched into good shoulders on straight front legs and tidy in elbow and nice oval feet. Firm top line and tail carriage. Moved is smooth and light with fluidity.'

Wellingborough Open Show

AVNSC 2nd Open, 1st AV Veteran, Hazel Fitzgibbon, ' Elegant outline and wonderful general condition. Well used stifles. This free moving bitch stole the veteran class for me with her excellent overall condition and muscling. Still very sound with her long sweeping stifles still contributing to a great rear action. Best Pastoral Veteran.'

Mansfield Open Show

1st AVNSC Open, 1st AV Veteran, Margaret Harkin ' this girl is a credit to her owner, she is in excellent fit condition for 9 years, moved steadily with drive.'' having just won her class previously, I had no hesitation in awarding her Best AV Veteran Pastoral.'

March 2019

Retford Open Show

AVNSC Reserve Open, Reserve AV Veteran, Tony Drinkwater

Crufts

1st VB, Zena Thorn-Andrews, 'Elegant and smooth on the move and holds her topline beautifully. A touch down on her pasterns now, wonderful body, gleaming coat and still has plenty of muscletone.'

February 2019

Newark Open Show

2nd AVNSC Open, 2nd AV Veteran, Karen Willoughby '9 yr old Smooth Collie, starting to show her age but very nice and can still move well.  Lovely earset and she has such a kind eye.'

Matlock Open Show

1st Open, BOB, Paula Meacham ' Bitch. Tricolour. Moves well with drive, good head and eye, nice ears, balanced neck with good shoulders. BoB.' 2nd AV Veteran, Karen Angier

St Helen's Open Show

1st Open, BOB, Kate Holinshead, '9 years tri bitch. Such a pleasure to judge this veteran bitch,who held her own. Flat skull with well filled muzzle, correctly places dark almond eyes, with well set ears giving pleasing expression. Beautiful conformation with good reach of neck, correct shoulder angulation with nice turn of stifle, lovely top line and good bone, allowing her to move with drive and purpose. Lovely black coat, groomed and presented well. It was a pleasure to award her BOB.'

Yorkshire Collie Open Show

3rd VD/B, Sophie Wray,

Isle of Ely Open Show

2nd Open, Evan L Ryan '9 years old this year and wearing her age so well! One to be so proud of, very typical in all respects and must have been a real beauty in her younger days, lovely head and eye, good neck and shoulder, firm enough topline for age & good underline. Carried herself so well when moving, just felt she was flagging slightly on the final go around but another lovely girl.'

2nd AV Veteran, Kirsty Miller, ' another lovely Smooth Collie bitch who I really admired but today unfortunately did not like the ground and dug her feet in at times. Feminine head of good planes with nicely rounded muzzle, well placed ears which are used all the time to advantage. Balanced overall shape with good depth and enough fill of chest. Nice length, good loin and croup, lovely bend of stifle. When she moved, she was sound both fore and aft.'

January 2019

Cambridge Open Show

1st O, BOB, Felicity Snook, ' 9 years old tricolor bitch, lovely for her age. A true Smooth Collie, clean and graceful from every angle, personifies dignity without losing the essential qualities needed in a working dog. Correct size and in super condition. Well proportioned, good length of head, flat skull with perceptible stop. Black nose and scissor bite. Correct colour and shape of eyes, giving the ‘sweet expression’. Well placed, semi-erect ears. Straight forelegs with good bone. Pasterns showing flexibility. Good length of arched neck flowing into well placed shoulders. Superb forechest. Nice length of back, level and firm with slight rise over the loin. Well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance. Her good length of upper arm provides an excellent and functional front assembly complimented by her balanced hind quarters. She has lovely flowing lines and travelled around the ring effortlessly, outshining her younger competitor, deserving to beat her for BOB. Her movement was outstanding for her age. Nice oval feet. Coat of correct texture and colour. Tail reaching hock joint. She could have been placed in the group. A great shame she was not entered in the Pastoral Veteran class. BEST OF BREED.' Pastoral AV Veteran 4, Lynn Dumbrell

Manchester Ch Show

1st VB, Robin Searle 'Another very fit veteran of nine and a half yrs. Has all her teeth, coat in grand condition and moves so well. '

December 2018

Lincoln Open Show

Pastoral AV Veteran 1, Noel Melling, ' Tri colour bitch. Nice in profile with good topline and croup. Tail set and length good. Pleasing head with correct ratios, good ear set and usage. Good depth to chest, nicely angulated. Good bone and nice feet. Sound front and rear, moved well.'

Burton on Trent Open Show

1st Open D/B, BOB, Abby Lusty, ' 9yr old tricolour bitch. Ageing with grace. This bitch is beautifully sound and excels in construction. She has a good dark eye and alert ears. Stop a bit low. Good arch of neck in to well placed shoulders, her good length of upper arm provides an excellent and functional front assembly complimented by her balanced hind quarters. She has lovely flowing lines and travelled around the ring effortlessly leaving her younger competitors standing in the challenge to easily take BOB.' Pastoral AV Veteran 4, Sandra Gibson

October 2018

Clitheroe & District Open Show

1st Open, BOB, Pastoral G2, 2nd AV Veteran, Angela Harvey, 'Another I have judged before and she just gets better each time I meet her! She is 100% my type of Collie, clean and graceful from every angle, personifies dignity without losing the essential  qualities needed in a working dog. Her movement today was outstanding. Superb forechest providing her with super reach in front, equalled by her effortless drive from the rear. Topline level  at all  times, and she never appears to tire. Together this confirms what my hands and eye had already told me,  she has wonderful construction. Her head has length and is super clean through the cheeks, no depth at all in profile and you could sit a cup of coffee on her flat skull. Dark obliquely set eyes with feminine expression. For me the proof of a good dog lies in its ability to 'last' and she has stood the test of time, now nine years old and still  my kind of doll. BOB Pastoral G2'

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show

1st VB, BVIB, BVIS, Bart Vandaele, '9 years old bitch, tricolour. Correct size, in good condition, correct head proportions, light but perceptible stop, black nose, scissor bite, correct colour and shape of the eyes, semi-erect ears, good length of neck, correct topline, tail reaching at the hock, chest deep, well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance, oval feet, free smooth and tireless movement, coat: hair of correct texture and colour.'

September 2018

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show

3rd VD/B, Brenda Trundley

June 2018

British Collie Club Open Show

2nd VD/B, Cathy Howard 'tri colour bitch of 8 years, nice head, eye and expression with well set correct ears, nice length of neck with good front assembly, length of back and rear angulation, moved well but outmoved on the day by 1.'

May 2018

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show

2nd VD/B, RBB, Rod Slater '8 yr young tri bitch, another fine exhibit from this kennel.  She was not very happy, but the quality was there and she put the effort in but on the day this was not enough.'

March 2018

British Collie Ch Show

2nd VD/B, RBVIB, John Geddes 'Another good bitch with nice head, eye a shade light but pleasing expression, good angulation and free movement.'

February 2018

Matlock Open Show

1st OD/B, Best AV Pastoral Veteran, BOB, Pastoral Group 3, Pastoral Veteran Group 1, Angela Harvey 'Loved this tricolour veteran bitch. Fabulous head, totally clean through cheeks and skull with a wonderful fill of muzzle, excellent chin giving a well blunted profile. Feminine, elegant and filled with dignity, she  combines strength with just enough substance. Moved without any effort. I preferred the expression of my Post Grad winner (who happens to be her daughter) but when presented with this lovely mature female showing off such a fabulous head from every angle, how could I resist? and with that touch of extra substance, I could not deny 'mum' a well deserved BOB, Group 3 and Best Pastoral Veteran.'

December 2017

Bridlington Open Show

2nd AVNSC O, Colin Ashmore

November 2017

Collie Association Ch Show

3rd VD/B, Mrs J Milligan

November 2017

L&P Ch Show

2nd VB, Isobel Griffiths 'Also tri. Pleasant head, eye and ears, good bone and feet, well angulated and held level topline. Slightly longer in loin. V. well trained and so attentive throughout.'

August 2017

EACA Ch Show

2nd VD/B, Mrs A Hodgson 'Tri b same age as 1, very nicely made, excellent in head and expression, flat skull, not quite the movement of 1.'

June 2017

London Collie Club Ch Show

2nd VB, Eleanor Kitchen 'Tri bitch of different make to first enjoying her day out, put down in good order.and another sound on the move.'

British Collie Club Open Show

3rd OB, Ann French

May 2017

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show

1st VB, BViB, Duna Jones ' Nice bitch with good head.  Neat ears, nice eye and moved well.'

Smooth Collie Club Open Show

1st VB, Marianne Benton 'Tri of nearly 8 showing her age a bit but still has a sweet head and expression. Nice stop and good ear set, Long neck, good shoulder placement, nice length in back. Well angulated in front and rear. Moved well. Just preferred Little Summers overall balance for BV'

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show

3rd VB, Ann Hassock

April 2017
Mansfield Open

1st. AVNSC Open, BVIB, 2nd AV Veteran Pastoral, Lynne Salt '7 years bitch. Clean wedge shaped head with dark almond shaped eye. Straight front & nice body shape with sound hindquarters. Moved well.'

March 2017

British Collie Club Ch

1st VD/B, BVB, BVIB, BVIS, MR C-P Fricke (Mr J Luscott in show award) " tri bitch, 7½ years old, well balanced overall appearance, faultless head proportions, eyes dark correctly shaped, correct flat skull, ears folded correctly, very good neck & back outer lining, depth of breast very good, straight front, stands nicely, moves effortlessly."

February 2017

Matlock Open Show

1st O, RBOB, Yvonne McGrath '7 year old bitch, superbly constructed and oh so sound, particularly good in return of upper arm. Very well proportioned and powered around the ring just lost out to her glamorous kennel-mate. RBOB'

Yorkshire Collie Club Open

2nd VB, Joy Walker ' a gleaming 7½ year old tri whose coat was presented in peak condition. Her head handled well, correct stop, dark eyes, neat well placed & used ears all combining to give the expression I was looking for. She has reach of neck, length of back & enough bone & substance. She is nicely constructed with correct topline & strong quarters. Moved true in both directions but couldn’t match the movement of 1.'

December 2016
LKA Ch

3rd VB, Mr B House

British Collie Open Show
1st OB, RBB, Mr A Staniland 'good black coloured coat and well balanced body shape. Clean head, neat ears which she used well, moved well and an excellent show girl.'

November 2016
Collie Association Ch Show
1st OB, Sheila Beeney '7 year old tricolour, balanced feminine head, lovely length of neck, depth of chest, and very well constructed, well set long tail, moved well.'

May 2016
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Ch
2nd OB, Hugh Jones 'Appealing head and expression, good reach of neck and level topline. Would have liked a little more turn of stifle.'

February 2016
Yorkshire Collie Open
2nd OB, Michelle Fort '
tri head handles well, good length of neck and tail and depth in body, stood four square on good legs and feet.'

 

November 2015
Collie Association Ch
2nd OB, Peter Sewell 'tri of good size, shown in god coat and condition. Although stronger in head had well placed eye and ear set but a bit more reluctant to use them. Moved okay.'

May 2015
Collie Association Open
1st OB, RBOB, RBB, Ann French 'super tri bitch now just over 5 years old.  No secret I think she has it all.  Extra feminine with most beautiful head and ear carriage.  Oozes quality with beautiful outline, correct upperarm, holds her topline all the while and can outmove all else with her front extension & rear drive. Showed well.  Quite why she still awaits the upper house is a mystery. Sadly, in the challenge she was much more interested in tidbits and fox poo in the grass.'

February 2015
St Helen's & District Open
1st OB, BOB, Fay Hutchings 'A Tri Bitch, I have always liked, pretty head and eye, correct front and hind angulation, looks a picture stood, does tuck up a little. moved beautifully with good extension to win Best of Breed'

September 2014
Darlington Ch
1st OB, BOB, Bridgette Bodle, 'really lovely 5 year tri girl with such a beautiful flowing shape, feminine head with a sweet expression, clean neck & well laid shoulders, super topline & shapely quarters. I enjoyed  watching her on the move as she has such ease of stride but still displaying good reach & drive. Liked her very much.'

May 2014
Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch
1st OB, RBOB, BCC, Mr Peter Bailey, '4 years tri, I like the head pattern on this bitch, she has a lovely expression coming from the best of balanced muzzle, stop & backskull, her eyes are lovely, ears are correct, her coat & condition was lovely, movement was sound & true, good front extension & rear drive, legs & feet with good pasterns.  I was very pleased to award her the CC, well done'

 Yorkshire Collie Club Open
2nd OB, Judith Gregory, '4 year old tri-coloured bitch. Perfect bite, not as feminine as 1st and not as well placed ears. Lovely croup and well set tail.'

March 2014

British Collie Club Ch

VHC OB, Mrs Ruth Gibson

December 2013

British Collie Club Open
2nd OB, Lena Newman 'tricolour with pleasant expression, her skull could be flatter but she has good ears, well proportioned with good angulation front and back and she moved well and effortlessly.'

May 2013
Scottish Kennel Club Ch
1st LB, Derek Smith 'Quality tri, liked her head very much, super ears. Just a touch full in eye. Good neck & beautiful body & outline, well pigmented, in lovely condition, moves well holding her good outline at all times'

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch
1st LB, Jeff Horswell 'Very easy moving tri bitch, who held the best topline of these three.Maybe not quite the head of 2nd, but it is feminine, flat skull, dark eyes, enough neck. Fairly good front. Well sprung ribs and strong in loin. Well bent stifle and low hocks. Just a tad untidy in front.'

Yorkshire Collie Club Open
2nd OB, Simon Burton 'Not sure if I have seen this 3½yrs tri bitch before but she is rather nice and mother of the two juniors. Half sister to 1 and the same workmanlike construction. Quality head with lovely length, level planes and correct placement of stop giving an excellent profile. Eye is a good shape but not quite the expression of 1 as I found her a touch wide between the eyes. Ears correctly tipped and carried better than 1. Well angulated front and good depth of mature body but would like less length of loin. Neat at the rear with well turned stifles and nice short rear pasterns which gave her drive on the move. She goes with easy extension on a good length of stride, perhaps a touch slack in topline but she scored over 3 with her ground coverage and her better length to height proportions. In good coat of correct texture.'

March 2013
Crufts
1st LB, Mrs P Sewell 'Tri appeals for nice overall body outline, good front & rear angulation with balanced head, nice eye & neat ears, moved soundly'

February 2013

Pontefract Open
2nd AVNSC Pastoral Open, Mr M Robinson

Darlington Open

2nd Open, Mrs K Whittingham

December 2012

LKA Ch
Res LB, Eleanor Kitchen

September 2012
Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch
1st LB, Trevor Hayward 'Tri, balanced refined head, well shaped eye and good ears, nice expression, needs to fill in backskull. Excellent conformation and superb condition. Very sound mover.'

January 2012

Manchester Ch
2nd L Bitch, Kevin Young 'Another lovely tri bitch that is a good size and shape, good front and rear quarter, well balanced, just preferred the head on the winner, showed well and moved well.'

December 2011

LKA Ch

3rd LB, Stella Clark

September 2011
Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch
1st PGB, Liz Cartledge '2 year old tri, calm and relaxed showgirl with an attractive head and clean and well presented coat. Easy mover, responded well to her handler. Charming personality and excellent body and depth. Handled to advantage.'
City of Birmingham Ch
1st PGB, Derek Smith 'Very shapely tri, excelling in neck and outline, full Collie markings, decent head and good ears, excellent mover being sound and fluid.'

May 2011

Lancs and Cheshire Collie Club Ch

1st PGB, Nick Smith '20 mth tri still very raw but has a nice clean head and good neck. Her chest still needs to  drop. She has good angulations fore and aft and moved well.'

March 2011
Crufts
1st PGB, 1st LB, Tony Foulston 'Lovely type tri bitch with a really well balanced wedge shaped head, correct well placed eye, well set ears that she used well, the all combined to give a feminine expression. Good length of neck leading to a very well balanced and correctly built body. Moved very well in all directions. Very close to top honours.’

February 2011

Pontefract & District Open
2nd JB, AVNSC, R Oldham

November 2010

Collie Association Open
2nd JB, Frank Kane

Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch
3rd JB, 3rd NB, Pat Lister

September 2010

Darlington Ch
2nd JB, 1st PGB, Jeff Horswell 'Very good shape, just needs to body up now, feminine head with dark eye, fair front, just a bit loose moving, nice rear.'

July 2010

Leeds Ch
3rd PB, Anne Smith 'An excellent class, I’m sure these girls will all swap places on another day, just noticed all the placed puppies are by the BOB!'