CORYDON COLLIES

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The Reserve C C Winners

CORYDON ISA BELLA

Born 16/1/1963


By Ch Jefsfire Strollaway ex Chuckalucks That’s My Girl.


She was our first big winner, with Res CCs at:

17/4/1965 Northumberland & Durham Collie Club - Judge: Mr D McPherson

13/8/1966 Dumfries & Galloway - Judge: Mr W E Foster. This was the last Championship Show held by this Society, because their wet weather arrangements were totally inadequate. It rained hard all day and we were not judged until very late and then we had a ring at the end of our benching tent which was far too small and we could not move our dogs properly. But we had a good day.

She also had a Best in Show win, this was at the East Anglian Collie Society Sanction Show on the 19/9/1965 with Mr B Lakeman judging.


She only had one litter, before she was killed with her mother after escaping from her paddock during fireworks night. She was evidently deliberately run over by a car driver who thought it was fun to run over dogs. He was declared insane soon afterwards when he ran a combine harvester into another driven by his brother.

The litter produced no winners of note.

She was a particular favourite of mine and so her loss had a devastating effect on our breeding and showing plans. I am sure that if I could have found the right dog to put her to we would not have had to wait so long to make up our first Champion.