It really all started with Barbara's grandfather who started showing Rough Collies in the early part of the last century. He owned some quite famous dogs before the First World War and he continued to show until the 1950’s.
Barbara was not allowed to have her own Rough Collie until about 1955, when she was given a Blue Merle dog puppy by her Grandfather. Unfortunately he died from distemper at an early age. (No vaccines then).
Soon after she bought a sable and white puppy dog by the name of BIRCHBOUGHS BARON who lived with us until he died of old age.
Meanwhile John bought a sable and white puppy dog from Miss Grey of the famous Ladypark Collies. He was called LIGHT CAVALRY OF LADYPARK, and much rivalry was started between the 2 dogs in the show ring.
These 2 dogs hardly distinguished themselves at stud, but John and Barbara fell in love and married on the 2nd April 1960.
On the 8th March 1960 was born a litter that contained a sable and white bitch that was to have a significant effect on the breed and on the CORYDON Kennel in particular. This puppy was called CHUCKALUCKS THAT’S MY GIRL, and it is she who is behind every CORYDON bred today.