Thought for the day: “If you want roses, grow them in your own garden”
2017 News Flash !
Sophie has produced her first litter to our lovely boy Uno. WOW !
In only their first month of showing, the three pups we elected to run on, have all been awarded Best Baby in Show.
Looks like Sophie will make a great contribution in the whelping box.
Many pedigrees were extensively researched to find two bitches with excellent genetic health, whose pedigrees ideally complimented that of Uno, as well as previously imported successful Shetland Sheepdogs already resident in Australia.
My aim with Sophie is to be able to help Kerry breed some quality shelties with great provenance to show & hopefully to contribute to the Australian gene pool with quality, sound, shelties of good health and breed type. Certainly Sophie’s pedigree is remarkable.
Thanks must go to my good friend & mentor Leslie Jeszewski of Highcroft Collies in Minnesota.
Leslie was able to point me in the right direction with introductions to Tray Pittman and Paul Flores to facilitate the purchase of these incredible girls.
Now in Australia, these photos were taken at a park 200 metres from the gates at quarantine. Clearly she is ungroomed and quite dirty. But you can see her great movement and temperament in these photos.
Yet another pedigree that is just simply outstanding !
Sophie’s pedigree is line bred on the prolific bitch BISS Am Ch Grandgables Times Up At PaRay ROM, who is the dam of BIS BISS Aust Sup Ch Grandgables Hometown Hero. Hero’s brother Am Ch Corteo at PaRay of Don Quixote ROM, sister Am Ch PaRay’s Passion Flower and their half sister BISS BIS Am Grd Ch PaRay’s Cirque Du Soleil, all appear close up in this pedigree. BISS Am Ch Times Up at PaRay ROM’s full brother Am/Can/Jpn Ch Grandgables It’s Showtime ROM ROMC is also featured in this family tree, making it a very strong pedigree to compliment lines already successful in Australia. An added feature is BISS Aust Grd Ch/Can Ch Enclave Jade Mist Tapestry ROMA, another successful import into Australia.
Sophie’s Genetic Analysis Report by Orivet 14.5.2015
Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia – Normal. Clear. No mutations detected.
Degenerative Myelopathy – Normal. Clear. No mutations detected.
Ivermectin Sensitivity/MDR1 – Normal. Clear. No mutations detected.
Von Willebrand’s Disease Type 3 – Normal. Clear. No mutations detected.
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia – Normal. Clear. No mutations detected.
A Locus. Agouti – Pure for sable. No Bi or Tri factoring.
Follicular Dysplaysia – Normal. Clear. No mutations detected.
OFA – #1770143 – GOOD. (19 months old. Prelim Report)
Take a look at some of the achievements of Sophie’s family …
Sophie’s sire is…
BISS Grand Champion PaRay’s Cambridge ROM
Cambridge is the sire of BISS Am Grd Ch/Can Ch Solange Valedictorian, winner of Top 20 competition, winner of the Stud Dog Class & Award of Merit at the ASSA Nationals. 24th April 2015.
Valedictorian is the sire of Silverado Coastal Mocha Latte, Winners Dog at the ASSA Nationals. 24th April 2015.
Valedictorian is the sire of the very beautiful sable dog, Turner aka BISS Am/Can Ch Grandgables Turn On The Charm, Award of Merit recipient at the ASSA Nationals and only one year of age !
Valedictorian sired 3 class winners, 2 second place getters and 1 third place getter at the ASSA Nationals in 2015. These include the above mentioned as well as Mac Laren Maharajah, Laureate Sun Salutation, Solange Easy A, Lynphil Got The Last Word & Lynphil Tickle My Fancy.
Valedictorian was awarded WD & BOW at the Canadian Sheltie Nationals under Tom Coen.
Still an active, well respected sire, Cambridge’s progeny are winning Specialties coast to coast in the USA. National winners, specialty winners, group winners.
A lovely example of Cambridge’s siring abilities, one of my favourite bitches Victoria. Her dam is a daughter of Am Grd Ch Grandgables Lets Show Off ROM ROMC , pictured below Am Ch Weis Make It Shine. aka Victoria.
Owned By Karen Munster. Photo courtesy of Vicki Weis.
A Cambridge daughter, Am Ch PaRay’s Tradewynd Dreamsicle was Reserve Winners Bitch at the ASSA National Specialty 2013.
In 2014 she made the final cut in BOB in a entry of over 200 champions.
DNA tested and officially certified
CERF & OFA registered.
Hips – Good.
Thyroid – Normal.
Dentition – Full.
Sophie’s paternal grandsire is…
Am Ch Sundance Ardastra ROM AOM
Placed second in the Stud Dog Class at the 2010 ASSA National Specialty.
An Award of Merit recipient at the ASSA Nationals.
A leading sire of 20+ champions.
In 2006 Evan was bred to BISS Am Ch Grandgables Times Up At PaRay, producing the top winning bitch in the history of the breed. BISS BIS Grd Ch PaRay Cirque Du Solieil. Winner of 16 Best in Shows (April 2015)
In 2015 aged eleven, Evan still resides with his breeder Susan Worsham at Cimmaron Shelties who I thank for this lovely photograph of her boy.
Dentition – Full.
Eyes – Clear.
Von Willibrands – Clear by Parentage.
Sophie’s paternal grand dam…
Am Ch PaRay’s Passion Flower
(Am/Can Ch Tara Hill Home Base ROM x BISS Am Ch Grandgables Times Up At PaRay ROM)
Whelped in 2007
This bitch is a sister to these outstanding shelties …
BIS BISS Am/Can/Jpn Ch Grandgables Homecomin’ Queen
BISS Am Ch PaRay’s Perfect Catch
BIS BISS Aust Sup Ch/Can Ch Grandgables Hometown Hero
Half sister to BISS BIS Am Grd Ch PaRay’s Cirque Du Soliel, the top winning Sheltie bitch in the history of the breed. 16 BIS wins (April 2015)
PaRay’s Luminosity whelped in 2011
Luminosity is a sister to Ch PaRay’s Masterpiece, Ch PaRay’s Amaluna & Ch PaRay’s Kismet Mystere, who has already produced Ch Kismet’s Libby.
From her first litter, Luminosity has already produced the very promising Am Ch PaRay’s Incandescence (Danika) who belongs to Lynda Bernier of Cathance Shelties.
Sophie’s maternal grandsire is…
BISS BIS Am Grd Ch PaRay’s Preferential ROM is also … Aisling’s outstanding sire.
7 All Breeds Best in Show wins.
2 back to back BIS wins.
12 Reserve Best in Show wins.
12 Specialty Best in Show wins.
Award of Merit at 2012 ASSA National Specialty.
Select Dog at the 2013 & 2014 ASSA National Specialties.
Number one breeder/owner handled Sheltie in 2013
Number 8 Herding Dog in the USA 2013.
BOB awards in the 90 percentile.
This young dog’s progeny are winning Nationals, Specialties and All Breeds events across USA.
DNA tested and officially certified 17.7.2014.
CERF. OFA. CHIC. Certified.
OFA Champion of Health (Oct 2014)
Thyroid – OFA. Normal.
Eyes – CERF. No inherited eye disease found.
MDR1 – OFA. Normal/Normal.
Hips – OFA. Good.
OFA. Full dentition.
Sophie’s maternal grand dam is…
BISS BIS Am Grd Ch PaRay’s Cirque Du Soliel
Whelped in 2006.
BIS/BISS Century Club.
Top winning Sheltie bitch in the history of the breed.
Best in Show ASSA Nationals 2010.
Winner of 16 Best in Shows (April 2015)
OFA # SS-16966F-VPI – Good.
CERF # SS-729n/2009-30 – Normal.
After an illustrious show career, Cirque now has several of her get in the ring including Am Ch PaRay’s Masterpiece, Nr Ch PaRay’s Amaluna, PaRay’s Believe etc
Along the road to buying these three shelties, I have met & made some wonderful new friends in USA, Canada, Japan, Ireland and South Africa. I look forward to enjoying sharing their news and triumphs in future.
I am really looking forward to seeing the beautiful Sophie next to Aisling on my lounge, later this year.
Photographs kindly approved for use by Tray Pittman. However if any one has any objection to the use of any of these photographs please contact me and I will remove them.