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
Red-Dawn's Kit Cat "Kitty". He is
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
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.