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AM/CAN/INT CH Diotima Bear Necessity, CD, HC, CGC, ROMX, ROMI, VA
(ENG CH Potterdale Just William X ENG CH DiotimaGabriella)
April 29,1990 ~ May 7, 2005

"Andrew" is the all time Best In Show winning slate colored Bearded Collie in AKC breed history with 35 Best In Shows, 21 of which were awarded to him in 1996 alone, another record for our breed until 2010. He is also the first Bearded Collie to ever win the Herding Group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (1996), to be ranked as the #1 Herding Dog (1996), and one of the Top Ten All Breed Dogs in the U.S. (1996).  He is only the second Beardie in breed history to ever win Best of Breed at Westminster three years in a row, retiring the Challenge Trophy there in 1997.  Andrew is also a multiple Best In Specialty winner as well as a multiple Best In Show winner in Canada.  He was awarded Best of Breed at the Canadian National Specialty show in 2001 all the way from the Veterans class at 11 1/2 years young by esteemed English Breeder/Judge Mike Lewis of Potterdale fame.

Andrew proved himself to not only be a very successful dog in the show ring, but sired many outstanding puppies as well, several of which are Best In Show, Group winning, and Group placing get.  He has consistently passed on his very correct attributes to them for the continued benefit of the breed.  Although Andrew is no longer with us, he figures very prominently into the pedigrees of many of our dogs.   We are fortunate to have frozen semen stored on him for our use on generations to come.

Bred by:  Stephen and Marian Appleby, Diotima, UK
Co-owned with:  Pat McDonald and Karen Kaye

CH Diotima Dream Come True, HIC
(Potterdale Preclusion X ENG CH Diotima With Grace)
January 31, 1996 ~ September 19, 2009

I doubt that there was a sweeter dog born than "Winston". He finished his championship in grand style by taking the breed over a multiple Best In Show winning dog for his last Major. He is an Andrew nephew, and his mum, ENG CH Diotima With Grace, was a Best of Breed winner at Crufts. The show ring was never quite Winston's forte as he much preferred to be at home playing "Mr. Mom" to any puppies that happened to be around, a job that he exceeded especially well doing. He has sired some lovely puppies for us, several who are multiple Best of Breed winners, Group placing, and have been ranked in the Top Ten in Breed and All Breed point standings. We are fortunate to still be able to have Winston contribute to our breeding program through the wonders of frozen semen.

Bred by:  Stephen and Marian Appleby, Diotima, UK

AM/CAN/Mexican/INT CH Rallentando Taylor Made, CGC, PT
(AM/CAN CH Chelsic Cape Breton And Me, HIC, ROMI, ROM X AM/CAN CH Rallentando Rumour Has It)
September 24, 2002 ~ February 29, 2016

"Taylor" was already a multiple Group winning and Group placing dog shortly after turning two years of age. He had a wonderful temperament and was a very easy dog to live with. He was a very biddable dog that was always willing to do whatever you ask of him, and gave it his all, a trait that he seemed to readily pass along to his offspring. In the litters he has sired thus far, he has produced multiple Champions of record both here and in Canada, as well as Best Puppy in Group and Show in Canada. We couldn’t be more pleased with what he has to offer to future generations via frozen semen. Rest easy my friend until we meet again.

Bred by:  Ian Copus and Rebecca Copus, Rallentando, Canada
Co-owned with:  Joyce Ann Burgett, Winberlee

AM/Mexican/Pan American/INT CH Ramsgrove Recital, CGC, PT, RN, VA, ROM
(ENG CH Diotima Sea Wolf At Ramsgrove X INT/NED/POL CH Firstprizebears Very Brown)
DOB:  June 9, 2005

"Higgins" finished his Championship at only 10 months old with three Major wins. At the 2006 Bearded Collie Club of America's National Specialty held in Welches, Oregon, he was the youngest male champion to make the cut under Breeder/Judge Alan Burfitt, Breaksea Bearded Collies, Wales. After the National, Higgins headed south of the border and came home a multiple Group placing and winning dog. Higgins possesses so many nice qualities about him which he has readily passed along to his offspring. He has produced multiple Champions as well as dogs that have earned titles in herding and Rally, a venue where he also earned his Rally Novice title in three straight trials with multiple placements as well as earning his BCCA Versatility Award. We feel he is an extremely valuable asset as he has so much to offer.

Bred by:  Wendy Hines, Ramsgrove, UK


BIS/RBIS CAN GCHX Motlikru-Buaidh Kryptonite, HC, RN
(AM/CAN CH Nonesuch-Arlin Green'N Gold X AM/CAN CH Motlikru-Buaidh Glad Tidings)
September 26, 2014

It has been an amazing 12 months with "Clark". Shown almost exclusively in Canada by Trina Neil, one of his breeders and co-owners, he entered the show ring at 6 months 1 day of age and won the Herding group. He became a Canadian champion at 6 months 3 days old, a Canadian Grand Champion at 7 months, and a Grand Champion Excellent at 18 months! He proceeded to win a Reserve Best In Show at 10 months and a Best In Show at 13 months. He amassed 15 Best Puppy In Shows by 11 months. Trained and shown by Nellie Neil, another one of his breeders and co-owners, he earned his Rally Novice title at 18 months. He finished 2015 in Canada as the #2 Bearded Collie, #10 Herding Dog overall, #2 Puppy All Breed, the 2015 BCCC #1 Bearded Collie in Breed Points and the #1 Bearded Collie Puppy. We couldn't be more pleased with this young dog's accomplishments thus far and are extremely excited to see what the future holds in store for him!

Bred by: Trina Neil, Nellie Neil, and Edwina Miller
Co-owned with: Trina Neil, Motlikru, and Nellie Neil, Buaidh


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