Anadune Great Expectations
|Sire:||Int Ch Borderline Country Justinstyle|
|Dam:||Anadune Dark Desire AW(B)|
|DoB:||13 August 2016|
|Colour:||Black & White|
|Health:||Genetically normal for CEA, TNS, CL and MDR1. BAER hearing tested normal.|
May 2017: Pip wins Minor Puppy Bitch, Puppy Bitch and is awarded Best Puppy in Show at the Midland Border Collie Club championship show!
The two girls in Raven's litter by Drake were just so similar, it was hard to pick which one should stay. Pip was the one Bilbo liked, and with losing him shortly before the 'who stays' decisions had to be made, it was as if he'd picked for me — so Pip stayed.
She is a lovely puppy, with a very nice approach to everyone — she has managed to convince everyone to play with her at some point, including the 13 year old Ara ☺. We may look into a bit of therapy work with her in the future, in which she would follow in her Dad's footsteps (or pawprints). While she's a very lively girl, she knows to be calm in certain situations, which would be ideal for therapy work.
While we're waiting for Pip to be old enough to start her agility, she is going to be selectively shown. So far, her one show has proved a great success: she won Minor Puppy Bitch, Puppy Bitch, and was awarded Best Puppy in Show at the Midlands Border Collie Club championship show (May 2017) under judge Mike Kiff. Her critique read:
A very attractive bitch with a beautiful head and expression. Well angulated shoulder, balanced rear angulation and lovely parallel hocks. Very free and easy movement. Showed with great maturity especially as this was her first show.A video of her moving in the ring can be seen here.