|Sire:||Am Grand Ch Avatar's Boomer Of Bayshore RA|
|Dam:||Am Ch Avatar's Moonbeam Of Bayshore|
|DoB:||24 August 2008|
|Colour:||Black & White|
|Health:||Genetically normal for CEA, DNA tested normal for CL, TNS, degenerative myelopathy, malignant hyperthermia and cobalamin malabsorption (IGS). Eye tested, and goniodysgenesis passed. BAER hearing tested normal. Normal by parentage for MDR1.|
June 2014: Eo gets entered in an agility show, after almost two years of being 'just' my main sheepdog on the farm, and wins grade 3 agility at NDDAC!
Eowyn joined us during our stay in the States, she is a lovely and lively girl, thank you Marty for giving her a great start in life, and thank you to Frank for letting me and Sue Large (Wizaland Border Collies) have her.
She came in, having just done two long trips across the States, and within minutes she was strolling around with all my dogs as if she'd always been here. Named Eowyn, the Shieldmaiden of Rohan in Lord of the Rings, she's outgoing, though not silly — she is very, very keen to please and will do anything for us. She's done very well in conformation: in 2009, she won her Sweeps class, as well as winning 12-18 Months Bitch at the BCSA National.
Her agility career was unfortunately cut short by her injuring her hind leg: she only attended very few shows in the US prior to her injury, but she Q'd in almost every run with very nice runs, and it has taken over a year for us to dare put her back in agility again (her first run at a UK show was a 6th in Grade 3, out of 120 dogs). One of her runs at training can be seen here. She absolutely loves being trained, loves the interaction and is genuinely happy when she does it right.
Eo's greatest talent lies in herding: as a young puppy, she was ready to go! She has a lot of instinct and while she is naturally quite pushy, she's not interested in getting herself a free leg of lamb... She got her PT in June 2010, and it's all thanks to our instructor, Linda. A video of Eowyn herding at 3 years old can be seen here. She now has a 'proper job' helping out on my friend's farm: she has worked up to about 80 ewes (sometimes with lambs) on a large hillside and will turn a paw to anything that needs doing — moving, penning, loading ... and sometimes she even gets to do a bit of training for her future trialling debut.
Everyone who meets Eo, loves her — she's persuaded a number of people that they really want a Border Collie for their next dog. (When we're all going for a walk, she's the only one of the gang that wags her tail at absolutely everyone we walk past!) She's a very easy going girl who just wants to make everyone happy. If you do get to meet her somewhere, she loves cheese!
Eo gave us a beautiful litter of 5 puppies to Am Grand Ch Winpara Dragonfire, from which we have kept Buffy. All the puppies are showing a lot of promise in all the sports they were chosen for, as well as conformation — Buffy finished her Am Ch at the age of 9 months and 2 days with 4 majors, having attended only 8 shows! The litter also included the versatile boy Mahti, Int Ch Anadune Completely Awesome, who is now in class 3 (the top class) in agility, and who is looking forward to better weather for herding, just like Buffy.
Eo's second litter was by Int Ch Simaro Bruce Darnell, and we kept Raven and Dream (Dream in co-ownership) in the UK and Maize in co-ownership in the US. So far, everyone's been delighted with their pups, as they are proving to be another versatile, biddable bunch.