“Lassie” had her pups in the whelping shed and once they were of age I remember them venturing out into the garden and my father had to pick me up as they were nipping at my heels. I must have only been about 3 years old.
Lassie with my father and I in our family garden.
The puppy which the family kept from that litter was “Shep” and she was my constant childhood companion until I lost her aged 13.
Shep, Head Study.
My love of the breed has developed from that time and once I was married with a family of my own, we decided that we wanted to add a Rough Collie to it. Shortly after our seach began, my father was contacted about a 10 month old dog that needed re-homing. We decided that of course we would rescue “Brandy” and so he came to live with us until we lost him aged 7 years old.
This led us to the passion of rehoming rescue dogs and we did so until the family had grown and left home.
Brandy pictured with my daughter; Nicola aged 2.
After we lost our last rescue dog aged 13, I decided that I wanted to return to the pedigree Rough Collie and found that I was drawn to the dog show world.
And so the story begins…..
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