Shetland Sheepdog Foundation Dogs and Bitches: 1947 -1960

Some years ago Jean Doney gave Joanne Carriera and Alpine Publications permission to reprint material from her articles in the old Sheltie Special (circa 1970s) detailing many of the the Shelties born in the 1950s and 60s.  These were years when it seems that the breeding of great Shelties exploded. Shows were easier to get to and growing increasingly poplular, and the breeding of purebred dogs was gaining exponentially in popularity— a trend that continued for at least four decades. Many of these dogs formed the foundation bloodlines of modern American and Canadian show Shelties, and while they no longer show up on the pedigrees, they still exert an influence on the breed. Some of their traits can still be recognized as coming down from them in the Shelties we breed and show today. The following descriptions were gleaned from her articles.

One interesting thing I noticed was how long many of the earlier dogs lived, especially when you consider that they did not have access to the advanced veterinary treatment and (supposedly) superior nutrition that is available today.

Kiltie

Ch. Sheltieland Kiltie O’ Sea Isle.

Ch. Sheltieland Kiltie O’Sea Isle.  (Born in 1947, dog) Kiltie was close to 16″ in height but appeared smaller and he actually passed on a factor for smallness. He was a lovely dark gold sable, sire of 9 champions and several near champions. His best offspring were his daughters, who figured prominently in pedigrees of the 60’s and 70’s. He excelled in a flat skull, full muzzle, small dark almond eyes and compact build. He lived to be 16 years and 10 months.

Ch. Kinswood Citation. (1949, dog) A lovely 15.5″ tricolor with a tremendous body, moderate head and lean backskull, with a lovely expression for a tri.  He was sound, had natural ears, a nice eye and arched neck. His coat was only moderate. Sire of 10 champions.

Note

Ch. Nashcrest Golden Note.

Am. Can. Ch Nashcrest Golden Note. (1951, dog “Goldie” was a beautiful red sable dog with a full collar and blaze. He was never out of coat. He was a leaner body type and his muzzle could have been rounder, but he had quality plus. He and Kiltie complimented each other well.   Height 15 3/4″. He lived 15 1/2 years and was the sire of 26 Am, 6 Can champions.

Crown Prince

Ch. Geronimo Crown Prince.

Ch. Geronimo Crown Prince. (1950, dog)  A 15.5″ red sable with a full white collar and thin blaze, he was shown only limited times, but sired 13 Am and 2 Can champions. He lived  just short of 16 years.

Timberidge Crown Jewel. (1952, bitch) A 14.5″ golden sable, she was the dam of 3 Am and 2 Am/Can champions. She had a white shawl collar and blaze and carried the white factor. An extremely outgoing Sheltie, she had abundant coat, good angulation and absolutely parallel planes in her head.  She was a little long in body, with coat on the soft side.

Ch. Badgerton Impersonator, C.D. (1952, bitch) A 14″ mahogany sable, she was the dam of 4 champions, many obedience winners, and 3 top-producing daughters. “Imp” had a full collar, small blaze and small, beautifully set natural ears.  She was a bit shorter headed but had a good stop and refined backskull. She lived 17 years.

Ch. Astolat Future Emblem. (1952, dog) Mahogany sable with full collar, heavy coat, nice bone and a good disposition. Height 14.5 inches. Sire of 13 champions. His eye was somewhat large and his neck was slightly short.

Serenata

Ch. Sea Isle Serenata.

Ch. Sea Isle Serenata. (1954, bitch) Dam of 3 Champions, Serenata was only 14.5″ and had a full collar, pencil blaze, and superb expression. She had a quality and personality that were unequalled, and many considered her the ideal representative for a Sheltie bitch, but she had trouble with premature births and left no bitch puppies to carry on. Born in June of 1954, she died in March of 1971 at close to 17 years of age.

Ch. Sheltilore Diablo. (1954, dog)  A 15.5″ tricolor with full white collar and blaze. His coat was rich black with clear tan markings, harsh and straight. He had huge bone, a long arched neck, full muzzle and flat skull. He was known for natural tipped ears and a terrific temperament. He was sound standing and moving, with a well-angulated shoulder and rear. His ears were small, and his wide blaze somewhat spoiled his expression. He sired 9 champions.

Ch. Kawartha’s Sabrina Fair. (1955, bitch) “Duchess” had a long golden sable coat with a full collar and blaze. At just 15″, she had outstanding shoulder angulation, lovely expression, and personality plus. Her ears tipped at half rather than upper third, and her front could have been better. She was the dam of 5 champions, including Ch. Kawartha’s Match Maker and Ch. Kawartha’s Fair Game. She lived just under 15 years.

Ch. Chisterling Falkirk’s Flame. (1954, bitch) A very plain sable, 15 3/4″.  Her head and ears were far ahead of her time, but she had a poor rear. She was the dam of 5 champions.

Faharaby Blue Babe of Pocono. (1955, bitch) A rather larger bitch at 15 3/4″, she was a lovely rich blue merle with rich tan markings, partial white collar and plain face. “Blue Babe” had small dark merled eyes, good bone, and a good textured coat. Her ears were a little low and she was somewhat overshot in bite.

Matchmaker

Ch. Kawartha’s Match Maker.

Ch. Kawartha’s Match Maker. (1956, dog) “Rocket” was a real personality and had outstanding balance, expression, and intelligence.  His ears were natural, and he consistently passed them on to his offspring. His coat was nicely fitted and of correct texture, and he was a sound mover. He had a flat skull but could have been cleaner on the sides. He sired 26 champions.

Serenade

Ch. Sea Isle Serenade.

Ch Sea Isle Serenade. (1956, dog) A red sable with full collar and blaze, almost 16″ tall, with beautiful eyes, tremendous quality, character, and working instincts. Ears tipped when young but tended to prick later. He was seldom shown but produced 19 Am. Chs. He was sired by Nashcrest Golden Note and out of a Note daughter, Sea Isle Serenata. Serenade lived about 12.5 years.

Soliloqy

Ch. Colvidale Soliloqy.

Am/Can Ch. Colvidale Soliloquy. (1956, bitch) A Kiltie daughter, dam of 3 champions including Sea Isle Rhapsody of Halstor, the dam of Ch. Halstor’s Peter Pumpkin, “Sally” was a 15″ sable with partial collar, no blaze. She was a beautiful feminine counterpart of her sire, Kiltie. Slighter bone as a youngster, but later depicted the ideal interpretation of the Standard.

Am/Can Ch. Pixie Del Bright Vision (1957, dog) A very dark mahogany sable with flashy markings who carried a full coat year round. Height 15 3/4″. His head was small and well balanced, lean, with a full muzzle and plenty of underjaw. He had true elegance and was a good showman, but was stand-offish with strangers. He lived to be 15 years old and he was the only Sheltie of his time to win BB at Westminster 3 times. He sired 18 champions.

Fair Game

Ch. Kawartha’s Fair Game.

Ch. Kawartha’s Fair Game.  (1958, bitch) A Kiltie daughter,  “Susie” was a red sable with a narrow ring collar and white over her nose. She was 14 3/4″ with a compact body, natural ears, good angulation and a sweet disposition. She had a shorter type head to match her body. Her eye was a bit round, topline not level in later years, and her tail was short.  She was the dam of 4 Am. , 1 Can. , and 1 Am./Can champions. She lived 13.5 years.

Ch. Elf Dale Viking.  (1958, dog) A deep red sable with full white collar and white blaze. He had a beautiful lean head with correct stop and flat top skull, good length and arch of neck, long tail, and good temperament. He was an outstanding showman with beautiful movement. He sired 18 Am. and 7 Can champions, and lived to 15 years of age.

Ch. Thistlerose Arcwood Aladdin. (1958, dog) A 15 7/8″ tricolor with excellent front and rear, good movement, and bold temperament.  He finished as a puppy and was not shown later due to the effect of a frozen ear, but he was one of the great tri studs of the 60s. He died at age 14.

Ch. Hatfield’s Stardust. (1959, bitch)  One of the top winning bitches of her time, she had excellent movement with long reach and drive. Her eye was exquisite, and she had an outstanding disposition; a very loving, intense Sheltie.  Her coat was thick and well fitted, but not long. She was an elegant Sheltie. Her ears were high and her skull could have been a bit flatter.  She was the dam of 2 champions

Ch. Chisterling Florian. (1960, dog) “Andy” was a sable with a full but narrow collar, long arched neck, and a glorious coat.  He had the most beautiful head and ears, but a poor rear. Height 15 3/4″. He Sired 16 champions.

Ch. Lingard Sealect Bruce. (1960, dog) A red gold sable with a plain face and half collar, Bruce stood 15 3/4″. He was intelligent, stable, easy to live with, very trainable, and had a lot of “heart.” He had a harsh, stand-off coat. He had a gorgeous, lean head with parallel planes and beautiful expression. His eyes were still normal when last examined at 11 years, and he was still producing offspring at age 14!  He was the sire of at least 45 Am. champions

Ch. Kerianne Sweetqueen (1960, bitch)  Sable with a broken white collar and pencil blaze. She had a very docile yet outstanding personality. She was only 14.5 inches, lived to be 17 years old, and produced 6 champions.  She was a bit out at elbows and slightly high in rear.

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