Anadune Great Expectations
|Sire:||Int Ch Borderline Country Justinstyle|
|Dam:||Anadune Dark Desire AW(B)|
|DoB:||13 August 2016|
|Colour:||Black & White|
|Health:||DNA tested normal for BCG. Genetically normal for CEA, TNS, CL and MDR1. BAER hearing tested normal.|
November 2018: Pip was entered in post graduate for the first time and wins the class at the Border Collie Club of Scotland under breed specialist Richard Lucas!
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 14 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 Pip works on her agility and herding basics, she's gone to a few conformation shows. So far, her showing has been a great success: she had an amazing day in October 2017 at the Border Collie Club of Great Britain's Puppy of the Year event — Pip is BCCoGB's Puppy of the Year 2017! (Thank you to the two judges, Jean Entwistle and Penny Forster-Cooper.) Before this 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 at her very first show. 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.
She has also won Best Puppy in Breed at Blackpool championship show under the breed specialist John Ritchie and Junior Bitch at Darlington 2017 under another breed specialist Trish Hartfield. Her only open show attended so far saw her winning junior and novice bitch at the Midland Border Collie Club under breed specialist Karen Bugg. She has continued winning now that she's moved up to post graduate, with her first weekend in the class bringing her a win at Border Collie Club of Scotland under breed specialist Richard Lucas.
She's loving her herding, has a really nice natural style and is a good judge of pace. A video of her doing a bit of balancing can be seen here.