The History of CORYDON
The decade that saw us reach the TOP.
4 times Best of Breed at CRUFTS Dog Show, and 5 Dog CCs at this show.
This means that in the first 10 years of the new millennium our dogs won half the dog Challenge Certificates available at Crufts Dog Show. And I judged the breed in 2003.
The dogs won 40 Challenge Certificates and 17 Reserve Challenge Certificates during the 10 years. The CCs were won by 7 different Rough Collies. These were CH. PHREELANCER PHROSTY MOON OVER CORYDON, CH CORYDON IL SUPREMO, CH CORYDON RIO GRANDE, CH CORYDON MADCHEM, CH CORYDON BLACKCAT, CH. DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTING OVER CORYDON and CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE. And we made up 4 New Champions. Il Supremo, Rio Grande, Madchem and Dark Moon.
CH. PHREELANCER PHROSTY MOON OVER CORYDON became the new Breed Record holder with 32 Challenge Certificates. He won Best of Breed at Crufts on 3 successive occasions from 2000 to 2002. A breed record. He won the Dog CC at Crufts in 2004.
CH CORYDON IL SUPREMO became a Champion in 2000 and won the Pastoral Group at Driffield in 2002. He also had a Best in Show win in 2000.
CH CORYDON BLACKCAT won his 5th CC and was Best in Show at Midland Collie Club in 2001 when he was a veteran.
CH CORYDON MADCHEM won 3 CCs and became a Champion in just 3 months in 2005.
CH CORYDON RIO GRANDE won 3 CCs and became a Champion in 2006. He also had a Best in Show win at the Smooth Collie Club Open Show in 2006.
CH. DEMELEWIS DARK MOON DRIFTING OVER CORYDON won Best of Breed at Crufts 2008 and won 4 Breed Club Championship Show Best in Show Awards during 2008 and 2009. He now has 13 CCs.
CORYDON CATCH A PIXIE won her first CC at the last Breed Club Show in 2009, she also had a Breed Club Best in Show win towards the end of the year.
During this decade our dogs won 18 Breed Club Best in Show awards. They were Best of Breed 58 times. And they won 317 First Prizes. This was from 609 Classes entered.