Red-Dawn Border Collies  



 

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(AIHA herding instinct), Rally Novice, Therapy Dog & AKC Show Champion

Bling is a Red-Dawn bred border collie owned by Cecilia Lamb. Born May 2004. He is out of Champion Brakenhill's Royal Tartan HSAS "Roy" & Red-Dawn's Kit Cat "Kitty". He is neutered.

Letter from co-owner Cecilia:

    The Border Collie is to me a complete package. Drive enough to work as long as is needed and cool headed enough to settle down when not working. Balanced structure, capable of working long hours, yet when you clean the dog up it can fit right into the conformation ring. Not everyone has these values when breeding these dogs, you either get a "type" dog for breed shows or a farm dog. When I began my search to meet the needs I had, many people told me I was going to find only one type of dog or the other, until I met Alicia. She knows how to produce a well-rounded dog. Alicia has been a wonderful guide/mentor to me in the world of Border Collies. I have called her on many occasions, looking for advice, voicing concerns, or just for brags, and she has always been patient, understanding and stands firmly behind her dogs.
 
   I am so pleased with my border collie Bling, my very first "complete package". He truly is both brains and beauty. He is 20 months old as of January 2006. We work sheep and ducks (first herding trial is March 2006), show in conformation and make our obedience debut April 2006. Meanwhile, we have just finished our Rally Novice title, and have been showing in conformation and holding our own. Bling and I also completed our Therapy Dog requirements last year, and got our Herding Instinct Certification. Border Collie picture, Bling
 
   After finishing our Conformation Championship, I plan to go for our Tracking Dog Title. Bling has foundation work in tracking, and does Scent Discrimination exercises for Utility Obedience very well. He also has a natural knack for scent work. If I play ball with a group of 4 or 5 dogs at night and someone loses the ball, I can send Bling out to find it. He naturally starts working a "Grid" until he finds it, and really enjoys the search. We are also entering the Regional Border Collie Specialty in North Carolina in June 2006. The Border Collie Specialty (a BCSA sanctioned show) has a special Versatility award for the 3 day show that we plan to compete for. Participants must compete in herding as one of the 3 venues and the other 2 venues have to be obedience, agility or conformation.
 
   Bling is 19.5 " tall and 45lbs, has a silky long black and white coat and has a wonderful disposition and a great sense of humor.
 
I thank Alicia with all my heart for breeding such a wonderful dog.

Cecilia Lamb
Savannah, Georgia