Ch Foxearth Fashion Guru for Koczkodan "Finn"

4 x CC, 4 x RCC

1 x BIS, 3 x RBIS, 6 x BVIS, 1 x RBVIS, 2 x BOB, 4 x RBOB, 13 x BVIB, 3 x RBVIB

Now nine years old, Finn arrived in our household in October 2009.  We are very grateful to Trevor & Birgit Hayward of Foxearth Smooth Collies for letting us have this beautiful dog. Finn is a shaded sable, having beautiful dark brown/black shading on his head, shoulders, back and tail.  We had not seen this shade in a sable Smooth Collie before and hadn't realised how rich it is.  He certainly makes his presence felt, there is never a dull moment with Finn around.  He is very affectionate, inquisitive and thinks that he is a lap dog!  Finn is quite the clown and is always fooling around, his purpose in life seems to be to make us laugh.

Finn has an excellent pedigree, with many champions in his ancestry.  His show career to date has thrilled us, with 4CCs (making him a champion in June 2018), 4RCCs and so many veteran awards, we are very proud of this boy.


Koczkodan Nosblyth "Enzo"

2 x RBPIB, 2 x BPD

Enzo is a handsome tri colour with a lovely white blaze along his nose.  Brother to Enza and born on 17th May 2012, Enzo lives with our friend Deb where he enjoys being part of a busy household and is much loved by the whole family.

His show career has been short and quietly successful.  His debut at a Championship Show (LKA, December 2012) saw him come third place in Minor Puppy Dog, which qualified him for Crufts 2013.  He then went on to get 3rd place in Special Puppy Dog at Crufts 2013, which automatically qualified him for Crufts 2014.  The rest of 2013 saw Enzo gain two Best Puppy Dog in Breed places (Lancs & Cheshire and Scottish Kennel Club Championship Shows). These results were fantastic by themselves, but we were delighted that this meant that Enzo qualified for the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain's 'Puppy of the Year' competition.  Enzo qualified for Crufts 2015 with his 1st Postgraduate Dog placing at Lancs & Cheshire show in May 2014.

Since then, having mostly retired from showing, he enjoys spending time with his half-brother, Ripley and taking part in training classes at Positive Dog Training Solutions with his sister (where he took part in a demonstration at a dog fun day in June 2014).  His favourite trick is to play bow!  Enzo passed his Kennel Club Good Citizen's Bronze Test at five months old and is now training for his Silver Award as well as enjoying fun agility.

Ripley, aged 9 months

Koczkodan Nostromo "Ripley"

1 x RCC, 1 x BIS, 1 x BPIS, 1 x Puppy Group 2, 1 x BOB, 4 x BPIB, 2 x BOSIB, 3 x BD

Ripley was born on 12th August 2016, one of a litter of six tricolour puppies from our Dilys. His sire is Ch Foxearth Flock Master for Breckamore JW, the gorgeous Sheldon, owned by Ann French and we are very pleased that she let us use him. Ripley is co-owned by Deb and Elaine and has settled in well with the rest of the dogs, he loves to join in with the play and runs around after the others at every opportunity.  He adores his big brother, Enzo, who is very patient with him.  Ripley has now made a successful start to his show career in Spring 2017 being Best Puppy in Breed at Matlock Open Show and then gaining Puppy Group 2, we are excited for the future with this sweet boy. Since then he has continued to mature nicely and gained Best Dog at the Collie Association Open Show and Best in Show at the Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show in May 2017. A quiet and relaxing June was followed by Ripley gaining the RCC at NWPB in July.


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