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2005/2007
Collies Through The Ages
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1861-1870
1871-1880
1881-1890
1891-1900
1901-1910
1911-1920
1921-1930
1931-1940
1941-1950
1951-1960
1961-1970
1971-1980
1981-1990
1991-2000
2001-on
On the Smooth Collie front, laurels were
shared by Canute Perfection,
Sunnybrae Perfection, Eastwood Eminent
& Extra, Quality of Dunkirk, Stockport Connie, plus Eleanor & Julien both de Montfort, but the star performance goes to Babette of Moreton who wrote her name in Collie History by becoming the first Smooth Collie to win the coveted Challenge Trophy at The Collie Club Show in 1902 after winning 10 of the 22 Championship/Challenge Prizes awarded to the Smooth Collie in 1901.
With foreign, particularly American, kennel owners competing to purchase the best of British blood lines it was difficult for any stud dog to establish a dominant line, those to make any impression included Champions Parbold Piccolo, Anfield Model and Squire of Tytton, all of which crossed the Atlantic after short stud careers, Parbold Piccolo disappearing shortly after arrival never to be seen again. As many of the old bitch families began to loose sway, new ones were taking their place, families d & 7 enjoyed greater prominence, whilst Roberts’ Old Lassie (family 1) and Bell’s Stanhope Village Belle (family 13) began to make their presence felt.
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Edwardian
Dawn
Ch Babette of Moreton - Smooth Collie star from the Edwardian Period
Ch Babette of Moreton
first Smooth Collie winner of the Challenge Trophy
1901-1910
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