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, 4 x BOSIB, 4 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.


Koczkodan Nostromo - 4 generation pedigree

Foxearth Flock Master for Breckamore

Foxearth High Frequency

Foxearth Smooth Finish

Kangasvuokon Put Up The Pow-wow

Cownbred Blithe Spirit at Foxearth

Foxearth Antoc Firelight

Foxearth Snow Flurry

Foxearth Absolutely Fab for Antoc

Sandcastle’s As You Like It at Foxearth

Sandcastle’s Zoot Suit

Bell Pepper’s Datapen
Oneway’s New Sensation

Cownbred Blithe Spirit at Foxearth

Sharidon Silver Phantom at Foxearth
Bothways Amazing Grace at Cownbred

Manordeifi Satin Doll of Koczkodan

Sandcastle’s True Topic

Sandcastle's Truth Or Dare

Sandcastle's Trick Or Treat

Sandcastle's Skinnydipping

Sandcastle's Sweet Valentine

OneWay’s Errol Flynn

Sandcastle's Oliwia Swing

Manordeifi Silver Dawn

Rowvale Storm Rising at Southcombe

Southcombe Scotch On The Rocks

Rowvale Rose Marie

Manordeifi Silver Serenade

Manordeifi Star Buster of Patlyns

Manordeifi Black Agnes

Ripley would sleep anywhere!

Previous Show Results

November 2018

Collie Association Ch Show

2nd PGD, Mrs J Gregory, ' Two and a half yr old tricoloured dog. Well bodied and nice depth of chest. Well muscled and good angulation fore and aft, unsettled on the move.'

October 2018

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Open Show

1st PGD, BD, RBOB, Bart Vandaele, '2 years old, tricolour. Correct size, in excellent condition, head in proportion to the body, correct head proportions, slight but perceptible stop, black nose, correct colour of the eyes, semi - erect ears, scissor bite, good length of neck, tail reaching at the hock, chest deep, well sprung ribs, angulations in fore- and hindquarters in balance, strong bone, feet oval, smooth movement, coat: hair of correct texture and colour.'

September 2018

Driffield Ch Show

1st AVNSC PGD, RBD, Dave Killilea, '2 year old black/white Smooth Collie, correct in size and stands on a good front with a nice head piece.  Good neck and shoulders and holds his topline well on the move.  Correct in tail-set and carriage and moves out soundly with purpose. Reserve Best Dog.'

City of Birmingham Champ Show

3rd PGD, Jill Peak

Smooth Collie Club of GB Ch Show

3rd PGD, Val Geddes

August 2018

Scunthorpe Open Show

1st AVNSC PGD, RBOB, Bridgette Bodle, ' 2 yr Smooth Collie what an absolute character this boy was, just so full of , handsome head with a lovely oblique eye, straight forelegs and lovely feet, well sprung ribs and deep through the chest and body, such an easy and smooth mover once he settled, loved his character which he displayed to the full!'

EACA Ch Show

3rd PGD/B, Natalja Skalin

July 2018

Leeds Ch Show

1st PGD, Jan Starkey ' Tri, clear colour, good head with dark well shaped eye, moved well.'

York Open Show

2nd AVNSC PG, Mike Vincent ' Tri male of good type. Well constructed throughout but would prefer better lay of shoulder. Nice head and eye, good neck, deep chest, correct topline. Moved okay. Feet needs to tighten.'

NWPB Ch Show

3rd PGD, Derek Smith

June 2018

London Collie Club Ch Show

2nd PGD, Gwen Beaden

British Collie Club Open Show

2nd PGD, Cathy Howard '22 month old tri colour dog of substance with the blackest of jackets, nice head but slightly deeper in back skull than one, good length of neck, good depth of chest but needs to fill slightly more in forechest, nice length to body and good length of tail, moved well but preferred the movement of 1 today'

May 2018

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show

1st LD/B, RBD, Rod Slater '21 month tri dog standing all alone, he stood four square in complete balance, good reach of neck, good level top line when moving ad move he could. Pleased to award him reserve best dog.

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show

1st PGD, Peter Bailey 'a nice tri colour with a sound well balanced make and shape his coat condition was first class jet black with nice tan and white markings best of head types eye in particular good he moved well, liked him a lot.'

April 2018


1st PGD, Carole Smedley 'young tri who appears to be maturing well. Clean head and eye, well set and used ears. Ample neck and well placed shoulders. Good chest room and ribs. Kept a pleasing top line on the move and stood correctly when asked.'

Collie Association Open Show

3rd SpYD, Mr G Gray ' 20 months Tri, a shade deeper in stop but well-proportioned headpiece, ear carried well, strong neck into well laid shoulder, steep in upper arm not affording him the desired front reach on the move, stood on ample bone. Good depth of brisket, strong backline into well moulded croup and strong hindquarters. He was sound both ways with a steady side gait. '

SCCGB Open Show

Res PGD, Maxine Mellish

March 2018

British Collie Ch Show

2nd PGD, John Geddes 'Preferred head and expression of winner. Good body and angulation Moved out well.'

Crufts Ch Show

2nd PGD, Sara Robertson ' Head in proportion with size of dog and good proportions, he moved well coming and going, but I found the rise over his loin was a little too much for me.'

February 2018

Matlock Open Show

2nd JD/B, Angela Harvey 'All male litter brother to above. Excellent bone and feet, strong pasterns.
Very good muzzle. I just preferred the expression and ring attitude of his sister.'

January 2018

Manchester Ch Show

1st JD, Fran Kaye ' Tri, all male masculine head, flat back, skull, ears could be tighter, well used neck, straight front, good depth of brisket, length of back and croup, moved well.'

December 2017

Bridlington Open Show

1st AVNSC J, Colin Ashmore ' Two very breed typical litter brother & sister of nice quality & well proportioned throughout, nice size, clean wedge shaped head, parallel planes, medium size almond shaped eyes giving a lovely sweet intelligent expression, well placed ears, nicely arched muscular neck, well angulated front & rear quarters, good depth of chest and well sprung ribs, sound smooth true movement.'

LKA Ch Show

1st JD, Mr JG Francis ' Tri with excellent head properties, good undertow and flat skull with ears well placed. Good reach of neck, well laid shoulders into straight front. Good length of body with nice rise over loin. Moved well.'

November 2017

Collie Association Ch Show

2nd JD, Mrs J Milligan 'Tri boy slightly smaller than 1, with well developed head, good foreface and nice dark eye. Well angulated front and rear. Moved ok.'

L&P Ch Show

2nd JD, Isobel Griffiths '15 month tri with pleasing expression though ears carried a touch low. Firm, neat front feet and level topline. Another who was not too keen on today's flooring which reflected in his movement. Would have preferred to be outdoors I feel.'

October 2017

Lancs & Cheshire Open Show

1st JD, RBD, Julia Swann 'Lovely expression nice breed type head well placed ears and mouth correct front well boned with deep chest well sprung ribs and firm top line tail set low good length of body he had a well angulation front  and rear in very good coat and moved  so well round ring showing all the time a quality dog.'

September 2017

Pollard Open Show

2nd AVNSC J, Mr Goodwin 'Tricolour, good straight back with gentle slope over croup.'

Darlington Ch Show

1st JD, BD, Michelle Fort 'Pleasing for his overall type and construction, very attractive standing and moving, his head is well proportioned with nicely placed ears, well placed eye giving a pleasing expression, good length of neck and tail and ample bone, showed and moved well, maturing into a nice dog.'

City of Birmingham Ch Show

1st JD, Sue Hewart-Chambers 'attractive head with lovely tipped ears, medium sized dark eye, good planes, pleasing overall shape, good depth of body, good angulation front and rear, level topline rounded croup well set tail and carriage, tight arched feet and moved easily.


Res JD, Stuart Mallard

August 2017

EACA Ch Show

2nd JD/B, BPD, RBD, Mrs A Hodgson 'Tri litter brother to 1, nicely made all through, excellent coat, moved well.'

July 2017

Leeds Ch Show

1st PD, BPIB, Mr K R Newhouse ' Very smart young lad with lovely head proportions and expression. Well shaped almond eye of correct size. Very good front and rear construction giving good, firm movement.'

NWPB Ch Show

1st PD, BPIB, RDCC , Steve Barratt 'saw something in this dog that said this dog has a bright future, lovely clean head, no coarseness at all, neat well placed ears of good leather, underjaw, flat skull, nice rich tan, correct placed shoulders good body and spring of rib, well let down behind, good tail set, moved very well with level topline around the ring very sound coming and going pleased to award him BP and RCC don't think owner realised what she had won'

June 2017

London Collie Club Ch Show

1st PD, Eleanor Kitchen 'well up to size, presented in a jet black coat which gleamed, good body shape, neck, and well developed head, with two dark eyes and ears nicely tipped , ample bone, neat feet which enabled him to move out well, very attentive to his handler.'

British Collie Club Open Show

2nd PD, Ann French

May 2017

Yorkshire Collie Club Open Show

1st PD, BPD, BD, BPiB, BOB, BiS, BPiS, Duna Jones 'Up standing dog who took my eye immediately. Balanced head, well placed eye, good body and lovely neck tipped by neat ears which he used all the time. Moved well.' (Rod Slater In Show Awards)

May 2017

Collie Association Open Show

1st PD, BPD, BD, BOSIB, Mr J Smith ' 9 months tri. Well grown & up to size. Won the class on his better front movement. Has a nicely balanced head with correct earset. Dark eye of good shape & correctly set, strong underjaw & good bite. Liked his expression. Confident mover with decent forward reach, sound body. BD, BPD'

Smooth Collie Club Open Show

1st PD, Marianne Benton 'Tri of 9 mths. Well developed head, good muzzle, stop needs to clear, nice dark eyes, good ear set, adequate neck, good length in back. Good turn of stifle. Just preferred overall balance of the MP winner'

Lancs & Cheshire Collie Club Ch Show

1st PD, BPD, Ann Hassock 'Well grown tri, nice expression, well filled foreface, ears a little heavy. Moved well.'

April 2017


3rd Puppy D, Mr A Wight

Mansfield Open

Res. AVNSC Puppy, Lynne Salt

March 2017
Scottish Breeds Ch

1st PD, Mike Vincent 'well presented. Well balanced head, dark eye, good length of neck, good front. Would prefer slightly better lay of shoulder & topline still needs to tighten. Moved freely.'

British Collie Club Ch

3rd PD, Mr C-P Fricke

Matlock Open

1st J, BPIB, Pastoral Puppy Group 2, Yvonne McGrath 'Littermates and similar comments apply to both very well put together puppies, good bone and lovely for type. Well set ears and good fill of muzzle. Just felt the male was more mature and pulled it all together on the day. I will be interested to see how they both develop.'