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n the show front little could compete with the record of Champion litter brothers Danvis Ladyvale Blue Mist and Blue Macade who between them annexed
t became mandatory for all dogs to win a CC after the age of 12 months before a
title could be claimed, thereby extending a rule which had previously only applied to miniature and toy breeds.
existing delays and frustrations, which did little
to improve the Kennel Club’s already tarnished reputation.
he Kennel Club’s granting of official breed status to the Border Collie cemented a division that had begun a hundred years previously.
spate of anti-dog publicity inspired Pro-Dogs, formed with the slogan “Dogs Deserve Better People”, its aim to promote the dog’s positive attributes.
he Kennel Club invited representatives to the first World Conference of Kennel Clubs, the main topic for discussion being the unification of Breed Standards.
he introduction of a multi tiered registration process added greatly to
rs Christine Leach HILLTARN took the courageous step of importing the in-whelp American bred Smooth Collie bitch Kelbonnie Chan-El Gina; the resulting
litter continues to influence the breed.
21 CCs, the Challenge Trophy, for Best In Show at the British Collie Club Show, in three consecutive years, whilst the latter also added Reserve Best in Show at Manchester, and Reserve to the Working Group winner at Cruft’s.
This will be the next decade to be extended to match the first eleven in extent and scope.