HAPPENINGS TO COME



Next ACP-meeting is 28-29.07.2018

Hotel Tallukka, Vääksy


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The Club has held biennial meetings
and invited there collieowners whose
dogs have at least 25 % Corydon line.
In the meetings there has been held
an unofficial show for the collies
and both judges and the prizes have been memorable.
Besides the show in our meetings has been various
events and also time for the dog owners
just to be together.

ACP MEETING 2018
  • 28-29.07.2018 Hankasalmi
  • Judge´s comments



BD1,

BB1,

28.07.2018 DOGS 29.07.2018 BITCHES
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2-4 years
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4-7 years
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7-10 years
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7-10 years
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over 10 years
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yli 10 years
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Breeder Class
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Progeny Class
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Best Tricolour colour
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Best Tricolour colour
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Best Blue Merle colour
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Best Sable colour
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Best Movements & Tail
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Best Movements & Tail
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Best Head & Looks
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Pair Competition
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ACP MEETING 2016
  • 28-29.05.2016 Hankasalmi
  • Judge´s comments

 

ACP-Club 20th Anniversary Meeting
68 collie’s whit owners
Judge's:
John Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Miranda Blake kennel Corydon, UK


BD1, BOS Moukeisen All My Rules

BB1, BOB Zinnia's Driftin Dreams

28.05.2016 DOGS 29.05.2016 BITCHES
under 6 month
1. Merry Moonray's Play By Dante

under 6 month
1. Merry Moonray's Love To Play
2. Merry Moonray's Time To Play
6-9 month
no competitors


6-9 month
1. BB1, Zinnia's Driftin Dreams
2. Malinallin Sealed Whit A Kiss
3. Malinallin Honey I'm Good
9-15 month
no competitors



9-15 month
1. BB3,Tanyskan Esra Edwina
2. Tanyskan Elle Estelle
3. Tanyskan Eva Eloise
4. Merry Moonray's Princess Cimorene
15-24 month
1. BD4, Scottail U Desire Me
2. Scottail Tomcat
3. Scottail Trooper
4. Dancing Sun Achilleus
5. Heidelind's Golden Benjamin
15-24 month
1. BB2, Scottai Tanyas Pearl
2. Scottai Tallulah
3. Scottail Unicorn
4. Black Sara's Genevieve
5. Dancing Sun Artemis
2-4 years
1. BD3, Scottail Sir Lancelot
2. Black Elles Midas Touch
3. Lumihelmen Calypso
4. Tanyskan Duke Of Hazzard
5. Lumihelmen Commander
2-4 years
1. BB4, Kangasvuokon Starships
2. Mejola Hand Maid
3. Kangasvuokon Diane
4. Tanyskan Catwalk Candy
5. Tanyskan Dizzy Miss Lizzy
4-7 years
1. BD2, Pahlex Make Me A Million
2. Oceanbourn Guardian Of Isley
3. Woolmill's Von Klan Habhain
4. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
5. Scot Warior's X-Mas Present
4-7 years
1. BB5,Kangasvuokon Lady Mia
2. Scottail Primadonna
3. Woolmill's Von Klain Velvet
4. Tanyskan Alice In Wonderland
5. Stoorybook's Etna
7-10 years
1. BD1, BOB Moukeisen All My Rules
2. Kangasvuokon Gordon
7-10 years
1. Kangasvuokon Disney
2. Black Elles Just Splendid
over 10 years
1. BD5, Kangasvuokon Spenser
2. Unicometa'n Here’n’There

yli 10 years
1. Kangasvuokon Arlanda
2. Scottail Jasmine

Breeder Class
1. Black Elles
2. Merry Moonray's
3. Scottail

Breeder Class
1. Scottail
2. Kangasvuokon
3. Tanyskan
4. Tanyskan
Progeny Class
1. Corydon Catch Me Driftin
2. Black Elles Just Splendid
3. Scottail Primadonna
Progeny Class
1. Corydon Catch Me Driftin
2. Corydon Conqueror
3. Tanyskan Alice In Wonderland
Best Tricolour colour
1. Oceanbourn Guardian Of Islay
2. Bluemeadow's Just Give Me A Reason
3. Scottail Sir Lancelot
4. Black Elles Man In Black
5. Kangasvuokon Gordon
Best Tricolour colour
1. Dancing Sun Artemis
2. Woolmill's Von Klain Velvet
3. Tanyskan Dizzy Miss Lizzy
4. Kangasvuokon Lady Mia
5. Tanyskan Esra Edwina
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Moukeisen All My Rules
2. Merry Moonray's Play By Dante



Best Blue Merle colour
1. Kangasvuokon Arlanda
2. Black Sara's Genevieve
3. Merry Moonray's Love To Play
4. Merry Moonray's Time To Play
5. Merry Moonray's Princess Cimorene
Best Sable colour
1. Woolmill's Von Klan Habhain
2. Pahlex Make Me A Million
3. Black Elles Make Me Smile
4. Lumihelmen Calypso
5. Tanyskan Duke Of Hazzard
Best Sable colour
1. Kangasvuokon Starships
2. Mejola Hand Maid
3. Black Elles Just Splendid
4. Stoorybook's Etna

Best Movements & Tail
1. Lumihelmen Calypso
2. Kangasvuokon Spenser
3. Black Elles Midas Touch
4. Kangasvuokon Gordon
5. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
Best Movements & Tail
1. Zinnia's Driftin Dreams
2. Mejola Hand Maid
3. Black Sara's Veni Vidi Vici
4. Kangasvuokon Lady Mia
5. Tanyskan Esra Edwina
Best Head & Looks
1. Scottail Tomcat
2. Pahlex Make Me A Million
3. Kangasvuokon Spenser
4. Lumihelmen Calypso
5. Black Elles Man In Black
Best Head & Looks
1. Zinnia's Driftin Dreams
2. Tanyskan Esra Edwina
3. Kangasvuokon Starships
4. Kangasvuokon Disney
5. Black Sara's Genevieve
Pair Competition
1. Corydon Catch Me Driftin
& Black Elles Just Splendid
2. Black Elles Midas Touch
& Black Elles Make Me Smile
3. Scottail Tomcat
& Scottail Trooper
4. Merry Moonray's Princess Cimorene
& Moukeisen All My Rules
Pair Competition
1. Tanyskan Esra Edwina
& Tanyskan Elle Estelle
2. Merry Moonray's Princess Cimorene
& Moukeisen All My Rules
3. Scottail Tomcat
& Scottai Tanyas Pearl
4. Dancing Sun Artemis
& Woolmill's Von Klain Velvet
Junior Handler
1. Riina Haapala
& Oceanbourn Guardian Of Islay
2. Jade Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Gordon
3. Siiri Lylyoja
& Tanyskan Apollo Queen


Junior Handler
1. Ilona Niiranen
& Merry Moonray's Love To Play
2. Jade Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Starships
3. Siiri Lylyoja
& Scottai Tanyas Pearl
4. Sonja Lönnqvist
& Kangasvuokon Diane

Senior and the dog
1. Noora Hirvonen
& Scottail Tallulah
2. Piia Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Gordon
3. Maija Rahkonen
& Lumihelmen Calypso

Senior and the dog
1. Noora Hirvonen
& Scottail Tallulah
2. Minna Manninen
& Kangasvuokon Disney
3. Ykä Immonen
& Kangasvuokon Diane

Handler class whit another breed dog
1. Noora Hirvonen
& pk kaniinimäyräkoira Scottail Boombox
2. Mirja Manninen
& shetlanninlammaskoira Marvithall Charisma
3. Minna Manninen
& shetlanninlammaskoira Sunsweet Paris In Spring
4. Jade Enlund
& shetlanninlammaskoira Crony's Pearls'n Gold
Handler class whit another breed dog
1. Jade Enlund
& shetlanninlammaskoira Crony's Pearls'n Gold
2. Noora Hirvonen
& pk kaniinimäyräkoira Scottail Boombox
3. Minna Manninen
& sk collie Kangasvuokon Karamelli
4. Mirja Manninen
& shetlanninlammaskoira Marvithall Charisma
Less than 25% Corydon
1. Dispiritos Blanco Bilbao
2. Windy Forest's Our Time Hero

Less than 25% Corydon
1. Oceanbourn Hebridean Pearl Isle
2. Woolmill's McBoom Oya
3. Oceanbourn Hebridean Magic Isle

 

ACP MEETING 2014
  • 26-27.07.2014 Tuusula
  • Judge´s comments

Judge Miranda Blake


81 collie’s whit owners
Judge's:
Miranda Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Noora Hirvonen kennel Scottail, FI (Handler Competitions)


BD1, BOS Pahlex Make Me A Million

BB1, BOB Black Sara's Barbi

26.07.2014 DOGS 27.07.2014 BITCHES
under 6 month
1. Minhir Mining On The Moon
2. Kangasvuokon Mafioso
3. Roca
under 6 month
1. Kangasvuokon Diane
2. Kangasvuokon Luminara
3. Xisca
6-9 month
1. Black Elles Midas Touch
2. Black Elles Man In Black
3. Black Mimi's Jack Sparrow
6-9 month
no competitors


9-15 month
1. BD3, Bluemeadow's Just Give Me A Reason
2. Bluemeadow's Just Can't Get Enough
3. Black Sara's David
4. Tanyskan Duke Of Hazard
9-15 month
1. BB4, Mejola Hand Maid
2. Merry Moonray's Play Roulette
3. Tanyskan Dizzy Miss Lizzy
4. Black Sara's Daisy
15-24 month
1. Black Sara's Bernard
2. Lumihelmen Calypso
3. Lumihelmen Commander
4. Scottail Still Loving You
5. Tanyskan Cape Fear
15-24 month
1. BB1, BOB Black Sara's Barbi
2. Lumihelmen Celine
3. Scottail Soul Sister
4. Black Elles Little Miracle
5. Merry Moonray's Sweet Snow White
2-4 years
1. BD1, BOS Pahlex Make Me A Million
2. Scottail Ricardino
3. Woolmill's Von Klan Habhain
4. Oceanbourn Guardian Of Isley
5. Kangasvuokon Billy The Kid
2-4 years
1. BB2, Kangasvuokon Starships
2. BB5, Stoorybook's Petula Clark
3. Black Sara's ZZ Top
4. Black Elles Know By Sight
5. Black Sara's Pop Muzic
4-7 years
1. BD2, Minhir Such A Story From DK
2. BD4, Kangasvuokon Gordon
3. Kangasvuokon Him
4. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
5. Black Sara's Emir Of Hope
4-7 years
1. BB3, Scottail Primadonna
2. Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
3. Kangasvuokon XXXIV Karat Gold
4. Darkside's Muri
5. Black Sara's Jewellery
7-10 years
no competitors


7-10 years
1. Scottail Inez
2. Stoorybook's Vicki Vale
3. Black Elles Heart And Soul
over 10 years
1. BD5, Darkside's No Black Talks
over 10 years
1. Kangasvuokon Arlanda
Breeder Class
1. Scottail
2. Black Sara's
3. Kangasvuokon
4. Black Elles


Breeder Class
1. Kangasvuokon
2. Scottail
3. Black Elles
4. Black Sara's
5. Stoorybook's
6. Merry Moonray's
Progeny Class
1. Corydon Catch Me Driftin
2. Kangasvuokon Gordon
3. Black Elles Just Splendid
Progeny Class
1. Corydon Catch Me Driftin


Best Tricolour colour
1. Black Elles King Of The Road
2. Kangasvuokon Billy The Kid
3. Kangasvuokon Him
4. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
5. Darkside's No Black Talks
Best Tricolour colour
1. Black Sara's Veni Vidi Vici
2. Tanyskan Dizzy Miss Lizzy
3. Merry Moonray's Play Roulette


Best Blue Merle colour
1. Scottail Ricardino
2. Tanyskan Cape Fear
3. Nefrosinan Blue Casmir
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Merry Moonray's Blue Roulette
2. Merry Moonray's Lucky Charm

Best Sable colour
1. Woolmill's Von Klan Habhain
2. Minhir Such A Story From DK
3. Black Sara's Only Oracle
4. Honey Melon Pinas Amery
5. Pahlex Make Me A Million
Best Sable colour
1. Darkside's Muri
2. Kangasvuokon Starships
3. Kangasvuokon XXXIV Karat Gold
4. Black Elles Little Miracle
5. Black Elles Just Splendid
Best Movements & Tail
1. Lumihelmen Calypso
2. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
3. Black Sara's Only Oracle
4. Honey Melon Pinas Amery
5. Darkside's No Black Talks
Best Movements & Tail
1. Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
2. Black Sara's Veni Vidi Vici
3. Lumihelmen Celine
4. Mejola Hand Maid
5. Merry Moonray's Play Roulette
Best Head & Looks
1. Black Sara's Bernard
2. Kangasvuokon Him
3. Pahlex Make Me A Million
4. Lumihelmen Calypso
5. Bluemeadow's Just Give Me A Reason
Best Head & Looks
1. Scottail Inez
2. Merry Moonray's Play Roulette
3. Kangasvuokon Starships
4. Darkside's Muri
5. Mejola Hand Maid
Pair Competition
1. Darkside's No Black Talks
& Darkside's Muri
2. Scottail Still Loving You
& Scottail Primadonna
3. Scottail Ricardino
& Scottail Inez
4. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
& Woolmill's Von Klan Habhain
5. Tanyskan Duke Of Hazard
& Black Elles Midas Touch
Pair Competition
1. Scottail Ricardino
& Scottail Inez
2. Scottail Still Loving You
& Scottail Primadonna
3. Kangasvuokon Starships
& Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
4. Scottail Soul Sister
& Tanyskan Apollo Queen


Junior Handler
1. Siiri Lylyoja
& Scottail Soul Sister
2. Jade Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Arlanda


Junior Handler
1. Siiri Lylyoja
& Tanyskan Apollo Queen
2. Martin Berg
& Darkside's No Black Talks
3. Jade Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Diane
Senior and the dog
1. Wilma Vainionpää
& Pahlex Make Me A Million
2. Maija Rahkonen
& Lumihelmen Calypso
3. Piia Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Gordon
4. Esa Kivisilta
& Scottail Ricardino
5. Rea Ylitalo
& Black Sara's Moon Miracle
Senior and the dog
1. Riitta Kekkonen
& Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
2. Wilma Vainionpää
& Kangasvuokon Starships
3. Eeva Pönni
& Black Elles Just Splendid
4. Piia Enlund
& Kangasvuokon Gordon
5. Esa Kivisilta
& Scottail Ricardino
Handler class whit another breed dog
1. Riitta Kekkonen
& smooth collie Koiruuksien Kerttu Herranterttu
2. Siiri Lylyoja
& cocker spaniel Jenlin Grace O'Malley
3. Merja Kettunen
& cavalier king charles spaniel Tasset Billy Idol
4. Esa Kivisilta
& shetland sheepdog Black Sara's Lotus Spirit
5. Tatu Pönni
& german splits pomeranian Black Sara's Lucky Devil
Handler class whit another breed dog
1. Riitta Kekkonen
& smooth collie Koiruuksien Kerttu Herranterttu
2. Siiri Lylyoja
& cocker spaniel Jenlin Grace O'Malley
3. Esa Kivisilta
& shetland sheepdog Black Sara's Lotus Spirit





Miranda's Finnish summer 2014!

Text - Miranda Blake

Well, what an incredible few weeks.... ACP gathering, ICS conference and WDS. A great way to see amazing dogs and collie friends from all round the world - my perfect summer break!

ACP 26.-27.7.14

It is incredible to think that this group has been formed for 18 years now, where has the time gone?
It is always a great pleasure to participate as an assessor at these occasions, to see how the collies have developed since the last gathering, and give advice as to where to go next. We are all trying to aim for the same thing - a beautiful dog that fits the breed standard, but that can also be strong enough mentally and physically to be able to be used for so many different purposes really successfully.

For me, this ACP has been the best ever, for many reasons. The venue was fantastic, a great facility in a beautiful setting that was so close to Helsinki. Certainly the most beautiful background to a show ring that I have experienced. The weather was incredibly hot, but there was plenty of shade for the dogs, and litres of water for me! The amount of trophies and prizes for the exhibitors was super, what a great job the ACP committee have done!

I travelled with a friend of mine, Dawn Muir (Rayawna collies, UK). She had never been to Finland and she was so impressed by everything she experienced, as was I.  We received such a warm welcome when we arrived, and we were looked after so well during our whole stay. Such fantastic hospitality. Even when we were sent to prison!

But what impressed me the most was the improvement in the head qualities of the young dogs. I remember 3 years ago at the last gathering I was explaining about the problems in heads that I had found. Wide, deep back skulls, with long fine forefaces and long sliding stops plus light coloured eyes. This time, I only found those problems in some of the older dogs. Normally when I judge the junior and intermediate classes, anywhere in the world I dread it, as the quality of the dogs in these classes is usually poor. But not here! In the young dog and bitch classes, the overall quality was excellent. Heads were more balanced, with beautifully shaped and placed dark eyes, giving alert, intelligent and sweet expressions. The movement was also generally outstanding. Such a great boost for the future of the collie in Finland.

It was also wonderful to see so many young people and children participating. In the UK it is rare to see children at collie shows, and most of the exhibitors are pensioners.

Back to the dogs.... It was super to see the Corydon parade, and to see how beautifully looked - after and happy the dogs were. Percy did not remember me at all, which I was so pleased about - it means that he is perfectly happy in his new life. It was so nice to see beautiful Mona, Uni and Muru as well as new young tri boy Lord.

I loved watching the handing classes, there were  some very promising (and cute) new youngsters really enjoying their work, and some did a better job than the adults! I was glad I did not have to judge those classes! Some very difficult decisions had to be made!

It was fun to judge the brace classes, to see if the dogs were a matching pair and could they work well together. It is something that takes a lot of practice...

The colour classes were good fun. The tri colours were so difficult as they were all jet black with rich tans and blue skins. It just came down to coat texture and condition. The sables again were so hard, but I was lucky to have the beautiful mahogany colours in both the dogs and the bitches. I was a little disappointed with the blue Merle's though. There were not many of them, and there was not an outstanding clear silvery blue with small black markings and a rich tan. Maybe that could be the next thing to work on.

The movement and tail class was interesting. I started by checking the tail length and if the  end of the tail bone did not reach to the hock joint, then I dismissed the dog immediately. Then if the tail was set and carried too high, more dogs were sent out. That just left me with the movement to look at. I was looking for a fit dog with good muscles who could run without the shoulders rolling, with good forward reach and powerful rear drive, yet keeping a level top line. I found some excellent movers!
The head and expression class was more subjective, as everyone has their own idea of a perfect expression. But light coloured eyes and unbalanced heads were dismissed early. I was left with some wonderful collies, and again some difficult decisions had to be made. But looking back at the catalogue I found that many of those who were placed highly were in the pedigrees of the main winners.
There were some fantastic groups in both the breeders classes. I really enjoyed the progeny classes too, and could really see the influence of the sires not just in the dog progeny class, but in the whole gathering.
It was great to finally meet and assess Pahlex Make Me A Million. What a handsome young male, such top quality, no wonder he has done so well. To be critical I would like him to just have a little more length of leg, but I was very impressed and happy to award him Best Male and BOS. BM2 was a son of the WVW14 Pahlex Dollar N Dime, Minhir Such A Story From DK, and had the same fantastic mahogany colour and beautiful clean head as his father. He was just not quite as firm behind on  the move as the winner. BM3 was a really promising young tri from the 9-15 months class, Bluemeadows Just Give Me A Reason. He was a lovely-headed dog with a super flat skull,  dark eye and great expression. BM4 was my BIS from 3 years ago, Kangasvuokon Gordon, such a lovely expression. BM5 was the outstanding 11 year old veteran Darkside's No Black Talks, an upstanding noble collie in wonderful condition for his age, and really showing his heart out, even in the heat.

The bitches on the following day did not disappoint either. The Best Bitch class was probably my highlight. In fact, the young tricolour Black Sara's Barbi was BB1 and went onto BIS. I loved her correct top quality feminine head and expression. she reminded me of Corydon Kittycat.  Her movement was effortless yet powerful with such a perfect level topline and low set tail. I would have preferred better presentation but her coat was at that difficult state of just starting to moult. BB2 was another I had seen lots of pictures of, and finally met, Kangasvuokon Starships. A very sweet quality-headed bitch that could win well anywhere in Europe. She was more finished in outline than the winner, but not as strong in rear movement. BB3 was the sable Scottail Primadonna, a really elegant bitch who just needed a little more stop. BB4 was imported  from the UK, Mejola Hand Maid, in beautiful coat and condition, with a lovely body shape for a junior. BB5 was the very elegant blue Stoorybook's Petula Clark. Not quite in the coat of the others, but had to be in the final five with her shape and movement.

The evening presentations were well attended and thanks to Minna for her translating! It was great to be able to share pictures and knowledge in a professional conference setting, and I hope some of the material was useful.

It was lovely to relax afterwards with the lakeside barbecue, so nice to catch up with old friends and make some new ones!  Thank you ACP so much for the beautiful WDS jacket! I was so excited about going to my first WDS.

After the final day of judging the ACP sent me to prison! Actually, an old nineteenth century prison that had been recently turned into a hotel. It was an amazing experience! The rooms were made from two cells, but very modern inside. The corridor was still just like the real prison, but with added carpets on the floor. The restaurant was downstairs with no windows at all, and the food was served onto metal plates and dishes, with tin mugs to drink from! The food was certainly much better than bread and water! The staff all wore black and white striped uniforms, and you could buy handcuffs in the hotel shop! The location was perfect, just by the ice breaking ships, with a beautiful walk round the harbour to the main market place. We took a boat tour the next morning and learned about the history of Helsinki, then did some souvenir shopping in the market and found a lovely waterside cafe for a morning coffee and something sweet.

I had to get back to the Uk to organize the East Anglian Collie Association championship show, the next weekend, with 111 rough and smooth collies entered and my father and Lene Newman (Phreelancer) judging. The rough dog CC and BOB went to a Percy grandson, brother of my BB4, called Mejola I Am Persuasive.

Miranda Blake
kennel Corydon

ACP MEETING 2011
  • 05-06.08.2011 Kuopio
  • Judge´s comments

Judge's Miranda Blake ja Maxine Mellish


76 collie’s whit owners
Judge's:
Miranda Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Maxine Mellish kennel Demelewis, UK
Eero Puruskainen kennel Alcapo's, FI (friday)

BD1, BOB Kangasvuokon Gordon

BB1, BOS Scottail Inez


06.08.2011 DOGS 06.08.2011 BITCHES
under 6 month
1. Day best puppy Black Sara's Way To Win
under 6 month
no competitors
6-9 month
1. Merry Moonray's It's My Life
2. Scot Warrior's X-Mas Present



6-9 month
1. Storybook's Petula Clark
2. Sandcastle's Mona Lisa Eyes
3. Black Sara's White as Snow
4. Scot Warrior's X-Mas Miracle
5. Merry Moonray's Miracle
9-15 month
1. Kangasvuokon Him


9-15 month
1. BB5 Kangasvuokon Polyhannah
2. Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
3. Kangasvuokon Desire Me
15-24 month
1. BD3 Carnoustie's Love Is My Desire
2. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
3. Black Sara's Quick Question
4. Merry Moonray's Wheel of Fortune
5. Merry Moonray's King of Swing
15-24 month
1. Scottail Primadonna
2. Drivergold Elise Blossom
3. Merry Moonray's Samba Swing
4. Merry Moonray's Lucky Charm
5. Tanyskan Apollo Queen
2-4 years
1. BD1, BOB Kangasvuokon Gordon
2. BD4 Merry Moonray's Makes Me Wonder
3. Black Sara's Emir of Hope
4. Scottail Othello
5. Misty Island Nomansland
2-4 years
1. Oceanbourn Absolutely Fabulous
2. Black Elles Just Splendid
3. Misty Island Nightingale
4. Merry Moonray's Wild Wonder
5. Black Sara's Jewellery
4-7 years
1. BD2 Way To Win Fantazija
2. English Way Fantazija
3. Black Elles Happy Fellow
4. Oceanbourn Dynamic Edwin
5. Misty Island Leonardo
4-7 years
1. BB1, BOS Scottail Inez
2. BB2 Black Sara's True Love
3. Merry Moonray's Swing On A Star
4. Misty Island Know-How
5. Misty Island Heartbreaker
7-10 years
1. BD5 Black Elles Flying High
2. Misty Island Castaway
3. Black Sara's Ocean Blue


7-10 years
1. BB3 Heidelind's Heidi from Black Saras
2. BB4 Scottail Fiona
3. Kangasvuokon Arlanda
4. Black Sara's Snow Queen
5. Gold Zafira's Hazel
over 10 years
no competitors
over 10 years
1. Heidelind's Starting from Zero
Breeder Class
1. Kennel Kangasvuokon
2. Kennel Scottail
3. Kennel Merry Moonray's
4. Kennel Black Sara's
5. Kennel Misty Island
Progeny Class
1. Way To Win Fantazija
2. Merry Moonray's Swing On A Star
3. Black Sara's Wonder of Moonray
4. Black Sara's One Moonray
5. Black Sara's Ocean Blue

Friday 05.08

Junior Handler
1. Noora Hirvonen
& Scottail Primadonna
2. Wilma Vainionpää
& Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
3. Siiri Lylyoja
& Scottail Fake Magic
4. Jaakko Hyytiä
& Oceanbourn Absolutely Fabulous


Handler class whit another breed dog
1. Teemu Pönni
& smooth Black Elles Enigmatic Magic
2. Tatu Pönni
& german splits pomeranian Black Sara's Lucky Devil
3. Eija Kotka
& shetland sheepdog Merry Moonray's Miucca Prada
4. Noora Hirvonen
& dachshund rabbit, long-haired Black Sara's Glam Gal
5. Miisa Saharanta
& smooth collie Sandcastle's Trust Me
Gentleman and the dog
1. Janne Heikura
& Heidelind's Heidi from Black Saras
2. Esa Kivisilta
& Scottail Inez
3. Marko Pönni
& Black Elles Just Splendid
4. Kari Rinne
& Nala Baleon Tarragon
5. Juhani Kokkonen
& Merry Moonray's Swing On A Star
Lady and the dog
1. Katri Väkeväinen
& Carnoustie's Beam of Light
2. Susanna Vainionpää
& Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
3.Suvi Hirvonen
& Scottail Primadonna
4. Eeva Pönni
& Corydon Rio Rosa
5. Riikka Saarenmaa
& Merry Moonray's Wheel of Fortune
Pair Competition
1. Black Sara's One Moonray
& Black Sara's Wonder of Moonray
2. Kangasvuokon Gordon
& Kangasvuokon Him
3. Merry Moonray's King of Swing
& Merry Moonray's Samba Swing
4. Oceanbourn Absolutely Fabulous
& Oceanbourn I'm So Fantastic
Best Tricolour colour
1. Merry Moonray’s King of Swing
2. Oceanbourn I'm So Fantastic
3. Kangasvuokon Him
4. Merry Moonray's Samba Swing
5. Scot Warrior's X-Mas Miracle



Best Blue Merle colour
1. Merry Moonray's Makes Me Wonder
2. Black Sara's Everyday Winner
3. Merry Moonray's Drama Queen


Best Sable colour
1. Carnoustie's Love is My Desire
2. Black Elles Flying High
3. Heidelind's Heidi from Black Saras
4. Black Sara's Only Oracle
5. Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
Best Movements & Tail
1. Oceanbourn Absolutely Fabulous
2. Kangasvuokon Mon Amie
3. Merry Moonray's Wild Wonder
4. Merry Moonray's King of Swing
5. Scottail Primadonna
Best Head & Looks
1. Scottail Primadonna
2. Muska
3. Black Elles Just Splendid
4. Merry Moonray's Jive N'Swing
5. Merry Moonray's Lucky Charm

ACP August 2011

It is always a huge honour to be invited by ACP to assess the Corydon-related collies in Finland. My father and I, and my mother before, are so proud to have a group of people in another country who agree with what we aim for in our wonderful breed. I think ACP is unique – certainly in Collies, and probably in all breeds – so be very proud of yourselves!

Maxine and I are great friends from many years, and we really looked forward to travelling and judging together – it was our first time.

The flights all went to plan, but the weather did not – as it was really raining hard that Friday evening in Kuopio! Our accommodations were super – we could not believe we had a sauna, a balcony for Max to smoke on and an extra bedroom for her to snore in!!! Perfect. There were wonderful home made foods and gifts waiting for us – and so much wine we really needed a huge party.

The next day was a mix of weather – fine while I judged and wet for Max!! The ring was huge and flat, so we could get a really good look at movement and shape.

The entry was excellent for a one day event – certainly any more would have been difficult to judge and critique to the standards we wished to work to.

We were very impressed with the overall soundness and movement of the collies – they had plenty of muscle and we only found one bitch very over weight. One problem we found was a lack of rear angulation – possibly caused by too much walking/running exercise. Our collies exercise in a field in a large group for 2 hours twice a day (weather permitting) this encourages lots of play – jumping, pulling, turning and short, fast bursts of speed. We find that builds the correct angulation and muscles for the show ring, and for their health.

We really liked our 5 best males, and thought they all had excellent qualities to pass on as stud dogs. Our top 5 bitches also had head qualities we were looking for, which hopefully they will pass on. We were also impressed with the other bitches in the 9-15 month class, and thought they were very promising.

Judging the heads from an English specialist view, we found most of the expressions lacking in quality. This was due to incorrect eye shape (many were quite round, not almond) and deep back skulls, but long, fine fore faces, with a long sliding stop. Our top winners had correct almond eye shape and moulded, rounded forefaces which joined the back skulls smoothly, without bumps. Their back skulls were not deep either, so the bone structure was correct, which allowed the eyes to be correct shape and size, so the expression was what the standard asks for.

We had some interesting discussions on these points after the lovely dinner on Saturday evening. Expression and head qualities are so important, and it is difficult to explain without live models. If you want to find out more, get Mia Ejerstad’s latest book on the standard, as it does give clear examples of how the wrong bone structure affects expression. In the UK we have far more specialist collie judges, so we do take more care with heads and expressions.

Thank you once again for hosting a wonderful weekend – I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I know Max did too. It’s great to know that there are so many folk who appreciate all our hard work over so many years to keep breeding to the Standard of the best breed of dog!!

Miranda Blake
kennel Corydon
ACP MEETING 2008
  • 09-10.08.2008 Sannainen
  • Judge´s comments

Tuomarit John Blake ja Maxine Mellish


96 collie’s whit owners
Judge's:
John Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Maxine Mellish kennel Demelewis, UK

BD1, BOB Black Sara's Emir of Hope

BB1, BOS Black Sara’s True Love


09.08.2008 DOGS 10.08.2008 BITCHES
under 6 month
1. Day best puppy Hidden Code Fantazija

under 6 month
1. Darkside's Laika
2. Darkside's Muri
6-9 month
1. Carnoustie's One and Only
6-9 month
1. Belrosa Wonder Girl
9-15 month
1. BD1, BOB Black Sara's Emir of Hope
2. English Way Fantazija
3. Scottail Midas
4. Darkside's Play of Love
5. Black Sara's Everyday Winner
9-15 month
1. Black Sara's Elisabeth
2. Kangasvuokon Gloria
3. Scottail Miss You
4. Scottail Nefertiti

15-24 month
1. Black Elles Impress Me
2. Black Elles Great Warrior
3. Black Sara's Carneval of Joy
4. Storybook's Rough Boy
5. Black Elles Happy Fellow
15-24 month
1. BB3 Storybook's Vicky Vale
2. Black Sara's Creme Caramel
3. Darkside's La Passion
4. Stoorybook's Pearl Necklace
5. Merry Moonray's Sweet Cinderella
2-4 years
1. BD2 Way To Win Fantazija
2. BD3 Kangasvuokon Spencer
3. Black Sara's Ying and Yang
4. Merry Moonray's Story of Stars
5. Say Wuf Sunny Singer
2-4 years
1. BB1, BOS Black Sara's True Love
2. BB2 Merry Moonray's Dance Of Stars
3. BB4 Scottail Inez
4. BB5 Kangasvuokon Eiffel
5. Whisper Of Love Fantazija
4-7 years
1. BD4 Black Elles Don Juan
2. BD5 Black Sara's So You Win Again
3. Darkside's No Black Talks
4. Black Sara's Ocean Blue
5. Black Sara's Question Mar
4-7 years
1. Black Sara's Snow Queen
2. Carnoustie's Moon Flower
3. Black Elles Day Dreamer
4. Scottail Gipsy Gal
5. Heidelind's Heidi From Black Sara's
7-10 years
1. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
2. Scottail Ecstasy
7-10 years
1. Heidelind's Starting From Zero
2. Smiling Fox's Aurora Borealis
over 10 years
1. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
2. Black Sara's Ice Blue King
over 10 years
1. Minni

Breeder Class
1 .Kennel Black Sara's
2. Kennel Black Elles
3. Kennel Stoorybook's
4. Kennel Pitkäkuonon

Breeder Class
1. Kennel Scottail
2. Kennel Black Sara's
3. Kennel Merry Moonrays's
4. Kennel Storybook's
5. Kennel Darkside's
Progeny Class
1. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
2. Black Sara's Merry X-Mas
Progeny Class
1. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
2. Black Sara's Merry X-Mas
Junior Handler
1. Oona Heikura
& Heidelind's Heidi from Black Saras's
2. Riikka Pennanen
& Pitkäkuonon Alibaba
3. Katri Stoor
& Storybook's Rough Boy
4. Arttu Einola
& Corydon Mona Mia
5. Avelyn Hamburg
& Heidelind's Wilfred of Victory
Junior Handler
1. Henri Kekki
& Stoorybook's Vicky Vale
2. Arttu Heinola
& Corydon Mona Mia
3. Noora Hirvonen
& Scottail Nefertiti
4. Oona Heikura
& Heidelind's Heidi from Black Sara's
5. Satu-Maaria Vihervuori
& Black Sara's Vera Baleon
Gentleman and the dog
1. Eero Puruskainen
& Corydon Mona Mia
2. Tomi Grundström
& Black Sara's Ying and Yang
3. Juha Pennanen
& Pitkäkuonon Dika Dakkinen
4. Janne Heikura
& Heidelind's Heidi from Black Sara's
Gentleman and the dog
1. Janne Heikura
& Heidelind's Heidi from Black Sara's
2. Marko Pönni
& Corydon Rio Rosa
3. Eero Puruskainen
& Corydon Mona Mia


Lady and the dog
1. Eila Pikkarainen
& Oceanbourn Dynamic Edwin
2. Elli Hakasalo
& Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
3. Irmeli Forss
& Corydon Ria Sofia
4. Vera Viteli
& Black Sara's Creme Caramelle
5. Maarit Kalke
& Heidelind's Heidi From Black Sara's
Lady and the dog
1. Laura Kokko
& Oceanbourn Dynasty Eleanor
2. Taru Mertoniemi
& Black Sara's Snow Queen
3. Vera Viteli
& Minni
4. Eeva Kasurinen
& Corydon Rio Rosa
5. Maarit Kalke
& Heidelind's Heidi From Black Sara's
Pair Competition
1. Black Sara's So You Win Again
& Black Sara's Ying and Yang
2. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
& Nala Baleon Dear Prudence
3. Carnoustie's Impact Of Gold
& Carnoustie's One and Only
4. Black Sara's Bobby Brown
& Heidelind's Tears Of Pearls
5. Black Elles Impress Me
& Black Elles Day Dreamer
Pair Competition
1. Oceanbourn Ginis Azaria
& Oceanbourn Bonita
2. Kangasvuokon Eiffel
& Kangasvuokon Fazer
3. Black Sara's Vera Baleon
& Nala Baleon Dear Prudence




Best Tricolour colour
1. Way To Win Fantazija
2. Hidden Code Fantazija
3. Darkside's No Black Talks
4. Pitkäkuonon Alibaba
5. Pitkäkuonon Beni Blackfoot
Best Tricolour colour
1. Merry Moonray's Dance of Stars
2. Black Sara's Elisabeth
3. Stoorybook's Vicky Vale
4. Black Elles Indian Whisper
5. Arly Shepherdstar Aptly Cheery
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Needlerock Heart Breaker
2. Kangasvuokon Spencer
3. Black Sara's Everyday Winner
4. Black Sara's Ocean Blue
5. Black Sara's Wind Of Chance
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Carnoustie's Moon Flower
2. Oceanbourn Dynasty Eleanor
3. Heidelind's You Wanna Rock
4. Kangasvuokon Fazer
5. Black Sara's Snow Queen
Best Sable colour
1. Black Sara's Run The Show
2. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
3. Carnoustie's One and Only
4. Merry Moonray's Story of Stars
5. Carnoustie's Impact of Gold
Best Sable colour
1. Whisper Of Love Fantazija
2. Oceanbourn Ginis Azaria
3. Stoorybook's Mary Poppins
4. Heidelind's Tears Of Pearls
5. Heidelind's Im The Meaning Of Life
Best Head & Looks
1. Black Elles Don Juan
2. Kangasvuokon Spencer
3. Stoorybook's Wizard Of Oz
4. Darkside's No Black Talks
5. Black Elles Great Warrior
Best Head & Looks
1. Merry Moonray's Dance Of Stars
2. Black Elles Day Dreamer
3. Heidelind's Tears Of Pearls
4. Black Sara's Snow Queen
5. Darkside's Laika
Best Movements & Tail
1. Heidelind's I'm Junior Freddy
2. Scottail Midas
3. Carnoustie's One And Only
4. Pitkäkuonon Dika Dakkinen
5. Black Sara's Everyday Winner
Best Movements & Tail
1. Carnoustie's Moon Flower
2. Merry Moonray's Swing On A Star
3. Whisper Of Love Fantazija
4. Oceanbourn Dynasty Eleanor
5. Kangasvuokon Eiffel

A Few words from the judges

First of all may I thank you everybody who looked after us and worked so hard to make the show a Big success. The showground and judging ring were probably the best I have ever been to. It was wonderful to have such a big, flat and grassy ring. It enabled all of the dogs to move very well, and made it easy for us to judge movement. And talking of movement, we were just amazed at how well most of the dogs did move. We did not see one cow hock, nor did we see one who plaited in front. So different from our country where nearly all of the exhibits are cow hocked and plait in front. In fact afterwards we were in total despair as to what is happening to the breed in the UK. All we get are short bodies, short necks and short movement with very deep stops. They look more like Border Collies than Rough Collies. The standard of the Rough Collies states that the dog should be elegant, and luckily nearly all of the Collies we saw on Saturday and Sunday were elegant, with long bodies and long necks. They looked beautiful. I have to say that the 2/4 year old bitch class was probably the best class that I have ever judged. I was thrilled to find so many wonderful bitches in just one class. It was much, much better than the open bitch class at Crufts that I judged in 2003. I think that the winner of that class would have struggled to be placed in the 2/4 year class on Sunday.

Many of the dogs that I judged on Saturday were not in Show condition, but of course they were just pets. But even so they would (if I had been judging) have been placed very highly in the UK. So many of them I wanted to bring back to the UK and get them into proper show condition, when I am sure that they would become easy UK Champions. There are still some judges who like an elegant Collie.

The young dog that we made Best in Show is quite outstanding. He must have a wonderful future. He is everything that I look for Rough Collie. A really nice head with good ears, and a wonderful eyes, which gives him an expression to die for. It is so difficult to get that good eye and expression in a tricolour. And that neck, it just went on for ever. I just hope that his owners do not exercise him too much as he needs to grow into that big body of his.

The best bitch was a completely different type, but I loved her head which was really the best in the show. She was not as elegant as some but she moved extremely well and her coat colour is exceptional. I really preferred the second best bitch, but she was in her summer clothes and on the day did not look quite so good.

I would just like to mention the young man who Maxine made best Junior Handler on Sunday. I don’t think that I have ever seen a Collie better handled than this bitch. Se is a very lovely bitch and has a great future, but he made her a lot better by his expertise. He is very welcome to handle all of my dogs as he is much better at it than me.

Finally I would like to thanks all of the breeders who have nred truly to the Corydon Type. You have done a truly amazing job, and I thinks that your Collies have improved a lot since I was last over in Finland, and that was just 2 years ago.

We both arrived in Manchester safely to find that it was raining, so we brought the Helsinki weather with us. Or maybe it is still raining in Helsinki?

All the best and again many, many thanks to everybody.

John Blake,
kennel Corydon
ACP MEETING 2006
  • 12-13.08.2006 Hankasalmi
  • Judge´s comments
ACP-Club 10th Anniversary Meeting
96 collie’s whit owners
Judge's:
John Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Barbara Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Miranda Blake kennel Corydon, UK

BD1, BOB Kangasvuokon Spencer

BB1, BOS Carnoustie's Viva la Diva


12.08.2006 DOGS 13.08.2006 BITCHES
4-7 month
1. Day best puppy Black Sara's Ace Ventura
2. Silverlady's Bad Boy Boogie
3. Black Sara's Ying and Yang
4. Oceanbourn Dynamic Edwin
5. Gold Zafira's Into
4-7 month
1. Day best puppy Nala Baleon Dear Prudence
2. Black Sara's Alice Wonderland
3. Oceanbourn Dynasty Eleanor
4. Merry Moonray's Swing on a Star
5. Silverlady's Beyond Paradise
7-9 month
no competitors
7-9 month
1. Black Sara's Xena
9-15 month
1. Darkiside's Devils
2. Say Wuf Stratocaster
3. Black Sara's Wind of Change
4. Misty Island Hardcore Hero

9-15 month
1. BB5 Black Sara's Wonder of Moonray
2. Black Sara's Winona Highness
3. Chestnut Hill's Lady Starlet
4. Oceanbourn Bonita
5. Misty Island Heartbreaker
15-24 month
1. BD1, BOB Kangasvuokon Spencer
2. Kangasvuokon Random
3. Carnoustie's Impact of Gold
4. Scottail Ivor
5. Stoorybook's Wizard of Oz
15-24 month
1. BB2 Scottail Inez
2. BB3 Kangasvuokon Eiffel
3. Kangasvuokon Fazer
4. Black Sara's Vera Baleon
5. Carnoustie's Love Supreme
2-4 years
1. BD4 Black Elles Don Juan
2. Black Sara's So You Win Again
3. Eversti Överin Qwensberry Rule
4. Heidelind's Spy in Europa

2-4 years
1. BB1, VSP Carnoustie's Viva la Diva
2. Carnoustie's Prima Donna
3. Carnoustie's Silver Flower
4. Oceanbourn Ginis Annora
5. Black Elles Day Dreamer
4-7 years
1. BD2 Carnoustie's Will Do Impact
2. BD3 Black Sara's Peacemaker
3. Scottail Guitar Man
4. Carnoustie's Ode to Mac
5. Scottail Excalibur
4-7 years
1. BB4 Scottail Fake Magic
2. Heidelind's Heidi from Black Sara's
3. Carnoustie's Moon Flower
4. Spearlake's Hearts for Sale
5. Black Sara's Pretty Woman
7-10 years
1. BD5 Black Sara's Ice Blue King
2. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
3. Gold Status Ride a Tiger
4. Gold Zafira's Fivel
5. Gold Zafira's Felix
7-10 years
no competitors




over 10 years
1. Scottail Apple Jack
2. Black Elles Sir Galahad
over 10 years
1. Goldlady's Caroline

Breeder Class
1. Carnoustie's
2. Scottail
3. Black Sara's
4. Gold Zafira's
5. Black Elles
Breeder Class
1. Carnoustie's
2. Scottail
3. Kangasvuokon
4. Black Sara's
5. Black Elles
Progeny Class
1. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
2. Black Sara's Merry X-Mas
3. Black Elles Sir Galahad
4. Scottail Apple Jack

Progeny Class
1. Corydon Will Carnegie
2. Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
3. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
4. Heidelind's Pleasant as a Zephyr
5. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
Pair Competition
1. Black Sara's Peacemaker
& Black Elles Day Dreamer
2. Kangasvuokon Spencer
& Kangasvuokon Eiffel
3. Black Sara's Lord of Glory
& Nala Baleon Dear Prudence
4. Scottail Guitar Man
& Scottail Inez
5. Gold Status Ride a Tiger
& Gold Status Merlin
Pair Competition
1. Scottail Guitar Man
& Scottail Inez
2. Black Sara's Peacemaker
& Black Elles Day Dreamer
3. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
& Oceanbourn Bonita
4. Black Sara's One Moonray
& Black Sara's Wonder of Moonray
5. Oceanbourn Dynamic Edwin
& Oceanbourn Dynasty Eleanor
Best Tricolour colour
1. Kangasvuokon Random
2. Say Wuf Stratocaster
3. Black Elles Crown Prince
4. Scottail Guitar Man
5. Darkside's Devils
Best Tricolour colour
1. Merry Moonray's Swing on a Star
2. Nala Baleon Dear Prudence
3. Stoorybook's Funny Face
4. Scottail Inez
5. Black Sara's Wild Pocahontas
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Eversti Överin Qwensberry Rule
2. Kangasvuokon Spencer
3. Black Sara's So You Win Again
4. Black Sara's Wind of Change

Best Blue Merle colour
1. Spearlake's Hearts for Sale
2. Black Sara's One Moonray
3. Kangasvuokon Fazer
4. Carnoustie's Moon Flower
5. Heidelind's Blue Angel's Affair
Best Sable colour
1. Black Sara's Peacemaker
2. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
3. Black Elles Sir Galahad
4. Carnoustie's Ode to Mac
5. Carnoustie's All in Gold
Best Sable colour
1. Chestnut Hill's Lady Starlet
2. Carnoustie's Hold the Dream
3. Heidelind's I'm the Meaning of Life
4. Oceanbourn Ginis Azaria
5. Black Elles Day Dreamer

Barbara and John Blake


ACP MEETING 2003
  • 17-18.05 2003 Lempäälä, Hiidenhelmi
  • Judge´s comments

Judge John Blake


128 collie’s whit owners
Judge:
John Blake kennel Corydon, UK

ACP Club's forth reunion was held in Lempäälä in
a rainy weather.
May 17th there were the show for the Finnish Corydon line collies. The day started traditionally with a parade of dogs imported from kennel Corydon.
John Blake did a enormous job judging alone all 128 dogs entered to a show.

May 18th there were obedience and agility show. The guests had also the opportunity to discuss and make questions to Mr Blake.

BD1, BOB Pretty Sable´s Flamme D`Amour

BB1, BOS Ladykin La`Fantazija Love


17.05.2003 DOGS 17.05.2003 BITCHES
1. BD1, BOB Pretty Sable's Flamme D`Amour
2. BD2 Heidelind's No Good For You
3. BD3 Kangasvuokon James Dean
4. BD4 Scottail Guitar Man
5. BD5 Alabama's Gabriel
1. BB1, BOS Ladykin La'Fantazija Love
2. BB2 Kangasvuokon Creme Caramelle
3. BB3 Kangasvuokon Monaco Princess
4. BB4 Heidelind's Pleasant As A Zephyr
5. BB5 Kangasvuokon Arlanda
Breeder Class
1. Kennel Heidelind's
2. Kennel Black Sara's
3. Kennel Scottail
4. Kennel Kangasvuokon
5. Kennel Misty Island
Progeny Class
1. Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
2. Corydon Will Carnegie
3. Heidelind's Pleasant As A Zephyr
4. Black Sara's Going Up
5. Kangasvuokon Creme Caramelle
Best Tricolour colour
1. Black Sara's Mister –Q
2. Black Sara's Merry X-Mas
3. Black Sara's Question Mark
4. Black Sara's Queen of Night
5. Alabama's Gabriel
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Black Sara's One Moonray
2. Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
3. Carnoustie's Moon Flower
4. Kangasvuokon Firenze
5. Carnoustie's Silver Flower
Best Sable colour
1. Black Sara's Never Say Never
2. Black Elles Golden Star
3. Bricolma Greg Daniel
4. Eversti Överin Ginis Hermanni
5. Black Elles Glory Bea
Best puppy
1. Carnoustie´s Viva La Diva




John Blake & Phreelancer Phrosty Moon Over Corydon


WEEKEND IN FINLAND


I am writing this, and it is raining. And it rained non-stop from when I left home very early on the Friday morning, to when I arrived home on the Monday afternoon. What had I done to deserve this, and what had the organisers done? We shall to learn for next time, so that we will get unbroken sunshine. And surely for the tenth anniversary the weather must be very much on its best behaviour.

However, I really enjoyed my stay, because everyone was so welcoming and friendly, and the dogs were good to judge, the hotel was nice and friendly in a most lovely setting, which I am sure would be quite beautiful in sunshine. Your country is blessed so many really lovely lake settings. (According to the magazine I was reading in the airplane coming over Finland you have 188.000 lakes). I am surprised that you have any dry land at all, and on this weekend you most certainly did not have any. Now to the dogs. You were able to bring more than 130 Collies for me to look at. A wonderful achievement, and they were all so good and typical for the breed. Something I would not find anywhere else.

Here I would like to say a big thank you to all you breeders, as you are really looking after the future of the breed, and not just breeding a type to suit to judges. It amazes me that breeders in many other countries, including the UK, have forgotten what the breed was bred to do (herd and look after sheep) and now only breed a type of collie that they think the judge (in their ignorance) will like. All breeders should be breeding Collies that will be able to do the job that they were originally intended to do. The Collies I saw at the weekend could all do the job, but most that I see, and are winning in the UK could not possibly go into a large area and round up the herd of sheep and bring them down to the farm. Their coats are so big and fluffy, the first briar patch they got into would be the last, as they could not possibly get themselves out of it, and as for swimming in one of your lakes, forget it as the coat would just absorb the water and the dog would sink and drown. And this has happened!!! Also the movement is so bad that they would not be able to reach the sheep in the first place. I had one or two bitches shown under me at Crufts this year who had difficulty in getting round the ring. Amazing, but true.

It was real joy to judge the puppy classes, as they have improved so much since I last judged them in 1999.

And the best class of the day by far was the bitch class of 9 to 15 months. Not only did my best bitch (Ladykin La´Fantazija Love) come from this class, but if I had been allowed to place them as we do in the UK the second in the class would have been my second bitch, and the third would have been the third best. The bitch, who was placed third (Gold Zafira´s Geyser) was probably the best mover that I have ever seen in the breed. She did not win because the two I put over her were also superb movers with a slightly better breed type.

The senior dogs I felt better in overall quality than the senior bitches. With two truly outstanding dogs being placed first and second best dogs. The dog  placed first (Pretty Sable´s Flamme D`Amour) and my eventual Best In Show, was a most beautiful tricolour with an almost perfect head. His back skull was so well filled and the skull absolutely flat. With a well  rounded and filled foreface, lovely almond shaped and dark eyes and really dark tan colour where it should be tan and very black coat where it should be black, he looked a real picture that was completed by a superb bend of stifle and shorts hocks. He would be able to do the job he was bred for, as I am sure that he could keep going all day, and then ask for more. The second best dog (Heidelind´s No Good For You) is already a famous Champion and is one I would love to campaign in the UK as I have seen a sable dog of his quality for a very long time. As he is a sire of my best bitch, he is obviously going to make his mark as an important sire as well. The second in this class (Phalling Snow of Phreelancer) I know all about as we looked after him for a few weeks before he came out to your country, and did we make a mistake, as from the quality of his children he is going to be one of the great sires of the world. His progeny group was probably the highlight of the whole show. And of course he is the sire of the Best In Show winner.

With so many Collies to judge and with such awful weather I was not able to say as much as I would have liked about each animal. With this number on parade maybe it would be better to hold the show over 2 days. Also with the bad conditions it was very difficult to judge the Collies and place them in a correct order of excellence. On a nice sunny day, I think that many of my placings would have been different.

But, of course if the show had been over 2 days then I would have missed the demonstrations the were held on the Sunday. I was most interested to see how good the Collies were at Agility. I have never seen a Rough Collie take part in this type of display in England. I have a feeling that very few Collies in England could actually do this from a physical point of view. Although I have seen Rough Collie that lives near me do Flyball and it always wins in races against Border Collies.

But I have to admit that I was interested in the tracking demonstration. Obviously with not much wild land in England there is no call for this type of expertise, apart from the mountain regions in Wales and Scotland, where they already have trained dogs to find people lost on the mountains. I believe that they only use Border Collies for this type of rescue work, but your demonstration proved that Rough Collie can certainly be just as useful, and perhaps even more so in some situations where the larger size of the Rough Collie might be better suited.

Please keep breeding Rough Collies of the correct type and temperament. Here just one or two could have better. I did have one young dog who thought that I might be very good to eat. I sent him out of the ring. I could not get insurance for dog bites while I was judging. Also one or two shied away from me. I realise that this was probably the first show that they had ever been to and I was wearing a big coat and funny hat, so probably to them I was quite frightening, and with these I tried to be more gentle.

All the dogs were clean and well presented, quite an achievement considering all of the mud and wet. But, apart from one or two handlers who knew what to do, the general quality of handling was not as good as we have in the UK. So many tried to move the dogs too fast, as a judge I do not want exhibits to take part on a race. A nice steady but quick movement is what I want. When the dog moves too fast it is unbalanced and the movement is not true, and on wet ground they also tend to slip and slide. It might be an idea to set up training classes for handling dogs in the ring. It is important that exhibitors learn to get the very best out of the dogs they are handling.

Finally a very big thank you to Eija and all her helpers who made this such a memorable weekend for me, and I hope every one who was there. I must not forget to thank my interpreter Carl-Johan who with your Chairman Eero and his friend who met me at the airport and fed me at the hotel after the show had finished.

Finally it was pity that Barbara was not able to come and see you, but small planes are not good and on this occasion the weather was most Barbara unfriendly. But she sends you all her best wishes and hopes to see you all next time

John Blake,
kennel Corydon
ACP MEETING 2001
  • 09.06.2001 Iitti, Perheniemi
  • Judge´s comments

BOS Kangasvuokon James Dean & BOB Black Elles Merry Miracle judge Miranda Blake, kennel Corydon


131 collie’s whit owners
Judge:
Miranda Blake kennel Corydon, UK

The third ACP meeting was held again in Iitti in Eastern Finland.131 collies was entered, and this time our judge was Miss Miranda Blake from Corydon.

BD1, BOS Kangasvuokon James Dean

BB1, BOB Black Elles Merry Miracle


09.06.2001 DOGS 09.06.2001 BITCHES
BD1, BOS Kangasvuokon James Dean
BD2 Carnoustie Will Do Impact
BD3 Karain Big Boss
BD4 Sandcastle Firestarter
BD5 Scottail Excalibur
BB1, BOB Black Elles Merry Miracle
BB2 Heidelind Xpress Your Feelings
BB3 Black Elles Young Dream
BB4 Kangasvuokon Creme Caramelle
BB5 Kangasvuokon Monaco Princess
Breeder Class
1. Kennel Kangasvuokon
2. Kennel Black Elles
3. Kennel Scottail
4. Kennel Carnoustie's
5. Kennel Misty Island
Progeny Class
1. Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
2. Corydon Demon Elles
3. Kangasvuokon Creme Caramelle
4. Corydon Will Carnegie
5. Misty Island Guns N'Roses
Best Tricolour colour
1. Black Elles Zorbas
2. Tähkäpään FlashDancergirl 
3. Silimen Yön Salaisuus
4. Daybeach´s Will Goddess
5. Mustan Taian Morning Mist
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Heidelind's Pleasant as a Zephyr
2. Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
3. Kangasvuokon Venetzia
4. Scottail Enigma
5. Heidelind's As You Like It
Best Sable colour
1. Black Sara's Grand Duke
2. Dreamwood Friend Forever
3. Black Elles Robin Hood
4. Eversti Överin Zinis Hermanni
5. Mustan Taian Flash Dancer
 

Miranda Blake ja Corydon Prima Donna


ACP EVENT 2001

It was a great honour to be invited to visit and assess so many Corydon related Collies. many thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make the weekend unforgettable one for me, and I hope, a wonderful one for all the Corydon enthusiasts in Finland!

I was amazed at the number of people and collies present – more than average UK championship show!The breeder and progeny classes were overwhelming in size and quality – in both cases the enormous ring was overflowing!

My parents had said that they were disappointed in the quantity and colour of the blue merle 2 years ago, but the influence of one dog has changed that. I was impressed with the quality of heads, the strong bone, and excellent construction as well as the clear blue colouring of Fargo's (Phalling Snow of Phreelancer) children. Yes, they are young yet, but what an exciting future for blue merles in Finland! The colour classes were full of rich sables, jet-black tricolours and clear blues – a joy to see!

I was very excited by some of the puppies. Scottail Excalibur would be welcome in our kennel, with Frosty´s solidity and elegance. Sandcastle's Private Smile had a beautiful expression and Carnoustie's Alone A Star had the most wonderful balance and colour.

The young male Carnoustie's Will Do Impact had the most wonderful moulding foreface and correct head but was just beaten by the better-balanced shape and performance of the veteran FIN CH Kangasvuokon James Dean.

In bitches Heidelind´s Xpress Your feelings, a beautiful, feminine bitch of the highest quality was unfortunate to meet the eventual Event Winner FIN EST CH Black Elles Merry Miracle. What a wonderful bitch! She had a perfect head, beautifully balanced and moulded without a trace of depth. It was on a par with our Kittycat and Whisper Willow. She was a feminine size and so elegant too – when I first saw her, my heart skipped a beat!

Overall, I could definitely see a common type – in construction, rich colour and tight ear carriage. Heads were not always true type, with a lot of deep skulls and sliding stops. Quality heads were rare and really shone through.

The bags of prizes up to 5th in each class were a lovely touch. The dinner at the end of the day was a super occasion, and I was left speechless by the gorgeous collie hair coat presented to me. I shall really treasure that, as well as the memories of the late night party, and the relaxed atmosphere the next day, when I showed videos and answered questions.

Oh, I think it might have been rained, but I was too busy enjoying all the wonderful collies to notice! Once again, thank you to every one!

Miranda Blake
kennel Corydon
ACP MEETING 1999
  • 04.09.1999 Iitti, Radansuu
  • Judge´s comments

BOS Black Elles Flying Igaros & BOB Black Elles Merry Miracle judge's John & Barbara Blake, kennel Corydon


137 collie’s whit owners
Judge's:
Bitches John Blake kennel Corydon, UK
Dogs Barbara Blake kennel Corydon, UK

Second ACP reunion was held in Autumn in Iitti, Radansuu. There were 137 Collies entered to the happening.

Our guests of honour were Mr and Mrs. Blake from kennel Corydon and they were also the judges of the show.

BD1, BOS Black Elles Flying Igaros

BB1, BOB Black Elles Merry Miracle


04.09.1999 DOGS 04.09.1999 BITCHES
BD1, BOS Black Elles Flying Igaros
BD2 Kangasvuokon Larkspur
BD3 Kangasvuokon James Dean
BD4 Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
BD5 Bassriver's Spiderman
BB1, BOB Black Elles Merry Miracle
BB2 Misty Island Requiem
BB3 Headstyle Be Bop'A'Lula
BB4 Bricolma Domina
BB5 Kangasvuokon Charlotte
Breeder Class
1. Kennel Black Elles
2. Kennel Kangasvuokon
3. Kennel Misty Island
4. Kennel Tähkäpään
5. Kennel Carnoustie's
Progeny Class
1. Corydon Gold Bond
2. Misty Island Chili Pepper
3. Corydon the Magic Man
4. Misty Island Guns N'Roses
5. Evergrey's Full of Life
Best Tricolour colour
1. Carnoustie's Heartbreaker
2. Unicometa'n Black N'Shine
3. Tähkäpään Forever Myfriend
4. Misty Island Honey Bee
5. Black Elles Underling
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Daybeach's Exciting Boss
2. Phalling Snow of Phreelancer
3. Phestivity Belle of Phreelancer
4. Mustan Taian Winning Star
5. Wautzi-Wau Mr Churchill
Best Sable colour
1. Black Elles Singing Caruso
2. Golden Rose Knight Rider
3. Black Elles Golden Star
4. Black Elles Glamour Amour
5. Kangasvuokon Monaco Princess
 
Best Head & Looks
1. Wauzi Wau Nomen Est Omen
2. Kangasvuokon Larkspur
3. Misty Island Vermilion
4. Heidelind's Uncle Freddy
5. Karain Big Boss
Best Head & Looks
1. Black Elles Merry Miracle
2. Kangasvuokon Creme Caramelle
3. Kangasvuokon Charlotte
4. Bricolma Domina
5. Misty Island Glorificatio

John and Barbara Blake


ACP HAPPENING 1999

We have been priviledged to look at Collies in many beautiful places around the world, but we can honestly say that the setting for the ACP event was the most beautiful we have ever seen. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, it was sheer pleasure. We want to thank all the hard-working people who organized this event so perfectly. It was wonderful that the weather co-operated as well and we hope thet everybody enjoyed as much as we did.

We were delighted to find so many collies with the correct flat skull and neat, well carried ears. Confirmation and movement was also excellent in most cases, with just a few dogs carrying their tails too high and a few others who had not learned to "stride out" when moving. Heads were generally very good, but some were lacking in stop and few others were "built up" where the stop should be. We also found that while some dogs and bitches had correct flat skulls and correct level forefaces, the two planes of the head were not parallel. The biggest problem was with expressions. This is a very difficult subject to explain, but we will try to do so in another edition of ACP.

We were very impressed with the correct texture of almost all the coats (no soft, fluffy coats) and one of our most difficult tasks was to find the Best Coloured Tricolour and Sables. You should be proud of those really black and shiny trics and of the rich colours in sables - there are not so many so good in England.

Often in the pas when we had to decide on the "best over all" we have disagreed and argued! This time we were completely in agreement! The decision was made a little easier because the dog was completely out of coat, but he is obviously a dog with splendid confirmation and movement. On the day the bitch was just perfect. She has all the attributes we admire in a classic Collie - flowing body lines, a wonderful head and expression and really powerful movement - and she was in a suberb coat and condition.

On the 2nd day we were thrilled to be able to say "Hello" to some of "our" Collies who now live in Finland and we were delighted to see how happy they all were.

We found the discussions very interesting and we hope that we were able to help you with some of our thoughts and suggestions. It is very rewarding for us to know that there are so many keen, intelligent and interested young people in ACP. We hope that you will maintain your interest in this wonderful breed and that you will continue in the footsteps of today´s breeders, staying true to the classic Collie. If this happens, then we are sure that all our work will be in safe hands for the future.

Once again we want to thank everyone for being so kind and welcoming and a very special thank you for the wonderful "Corydon socks" which will keep our feet really warm in this winter and for many winters to come! Thanks, also to dear Leila Lemetti foe all her hard work in translating for us. We spent the most perfect weekend with you and we hope to see you all agin in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, we send our warmest congratulations to the clever breeders who have worked so well with the Collies we have sent to Finland since 1983 - we are very proud to be associated with you.

John & Barbara Blake
kennel Corydon
ACP MEETING 1997
  • 31.08.1997 Selänpää

BD1, BOB Misty Island Guns N´Roses & BB1, BOS Kangasvuokon Charlotte & judge Mirva Laine, kennel Mihela´s


93 collie’s whit owners
Judge:
Mirva Laine kennel Mihela's FI

ACP Clubs first meeting was held in Selänpää and plenty of Collies with their owners participated to the happening. In the morning there were the nature trail and guidance in grooming a Collie for the show ring. In the afternoon was the show for Corydon line Collies, 93 collies were entered.

BD1, BOB Misty Island Guns N´Roses

BB1, BOS Kangasvuokon Charlotte


31.08.1997 DOGS 31.08.1997 BITCHES
BD1, BOB Misty Island Guns N´Roses
BD2 Black Elles Sir Galahad
BD3 Misty Island Glorious Garry
BD4 Black Elles Highland Hunter
BD5 Corydon Will Carnegie
BB1,BOS Kangasvuokon Charlotte
BB2 Carnoustie´s Miss Rockrose
BB3 Misty Island Passing By
BB4 Daybeach´s Will Goddess
BB5 Black Elles Femme Fatale
Breeder Class
1. Kennel Misty Island
2. Kennel Black Elles
3. Kennel Kangasvuokon
4. Kennel Black Sara's






Pair Competition
1. Black Elles Mystic Maid
& Black Elles Querrida Mia
2. Black Elles Femme Fatale
& Black Elles True Prosperina
3. Black Elles Golden Star
& Black Elles Be Glorious
4. Carnoustie´s Everlasting Love
& Carnoustie´s Miss Rockrose
5. Misty Island Orient Express
& Misty Island On The Rocks
Best Tricolour colour
1. Black Elles Thunderstorm
2. Alabama's Gabriel
3. Kangasvuokon Kindred Spirit


Best Tricolour colour
1. Kangasvuokon Creme Caramelle
2. Evergrey's Full of Life
3. Karain Black Beauty
4. Black Elles Femme Fatale
5. Black Elles Kitchy-Koo
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Black Worthleberry Sound Boy
2. Corydon Moon Be Blue
3. Kangasvuokon Kindred Spirit
Best Blue Merle colour
1. Daybeach's Bewitched Bride
2. Esmari Sweet Star
3. Hiekkaniemen Berit
Best Sable colour
1. Black Elles Domino Dance
2. Misty Island Guns N'Roses
3. Black Elles Highland Hunter
4. Black Worthleberry Vinnipek
5. Black Elles Sir Lochinvar
Best Sable colour
1. Tähkäpään Call Me Caramia
2. Black Elles Be Glorious
3. Gold Zafira's Cindy
4. Black Elles Xanadu
5. Black Worthleberry Ultima
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