A Blast From The Past
Below are photo's of some of the Collies I had back in the seventies.
I have very fond memories of this photo taken at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.
It was the Australia Day International Dog Show.
The judge was Mr Rainer Vuorinen (Finland) one of the world's most renowned and respected breed specialist judges.
'Tess' Ch Weemagic Sweet Tess won the Bitch Challenge, Best Of Breed and Opposite Sex In Group - Reserve Challange was won by Ch. Braeden Show Dancer.
'Tess' not only a Champion herself but also produced many Champions.
Ch. Weemagic Sweet Tess
At the Caulfield 50th. Anniversary Champ Show 'Tess' at 11 months old won BEST PUPPY in SHOW.
Greg, Debbie and Alinda were very proud of their playmate. Alinda felt so proud that at 'show and tell' at school she told the class that 'Her bitch had won best puppy in show' and the teacher told her off for swearing in class. I did make sure that her teacher apologized to her the next day. Alinda is the little one at the right of the photo.
Tess's pedigree is strongly influenced by Aust. Ch. Shaun of Sandiacre (Imp U.K.)
Aust. Ch. Benmore Classic Beau
A son of Tess.
We all just loved Rennie so much, he was such a gentleman in the show ring (and did quite a lot of winning) The photo below and on the left of page he had just won Best Exhibit In Group.
At home a wonderful playmate for my children (as seen in the photo below with his best pal Greg).
I still miss him so much to know him was to love him.
Aust Ch. Benmore Coralee
'Cory'daughter of Tess after winning BEST EXHIBIT at Geelong A&P Parade. Collie specialist judge Heather Kuyper & all breeds judge Mr Burnell.
Aust Ch. Benmore Wild Honey
Trixie daughter of 'Tess' had a very illustrious career winning many Best of Breeds and In Group Awards. She always knew when she won as she carried on like a jumping jack (Much to the delight of everyone watching.)
She retired to produce many winning off spring.
Benmore Wild Effigy
Della daughter of Trixie, grand daughter of Tess.
Della at just 3 months of age won 2nd place in Baby Puppy Class at the COLLIE CLUB OF VICTORIA GOLDEN JUBILEE champ Show.
Judge collie specialist Mrs. K. JEFFRIES (U.K.)
BENMORE VERONICA LAD
Son of Tess. 'Pete' was sold as a pet to a wonderful family. I got him back for a couple of shows before they moved. He looked so much like Ch Shaun of Sandiacre (Imp UK). One of the shows I took him to at the Melbourne Showgrounds he won Best Opposite Sex in Group and he was badly out of coat at the time.
Aust Ch. Brackenlea Bea Star
'Star' daughter of Tess.
Photo taken after winning OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW at Berwich Champ. Show
She also won many IN GROUP and IN SHOW awards.
A very sweet girl and always so willing to please.
Always a 'STAR' even as a puppy.
'Rennie's son Benjamin winning the SUPREME DOG STAR in VICTORIA. Rennie was greatly sort after to sire puppies for obedience