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5 x CC, 2 x RCC, 1x BiS, 1x RBiS, 1x BOSiS, 15x BoB, 7x RBoB
2x Best Vintage in Show, 7x BViS, 3x RBViS, 2x Best Vintage in Breed, 15x BViB, 1x G2, 1x G3
Reserve Veteran of the Year (SCCGB 2021)

Now enjoying well deserved retirement from the show ring, Dilys joined our family in November 2009 thanks to Delia Moores of the Manordeifi kennels. Dilys is a tri-colour Smooth Collie with rich tan and black markings.  A playful and cuddly girl, Dilys is very much the tomboy, loving to rough and tumble in the garden.  She is also quite a showgirl, she is relaxed and confident and adores being centre of attention.  We are very proud of her successes, her first Challenge Certificate in 2014 at Lancashire and Cheshire Collie Club followed by her second in May 2019 at Birmingham National with an RCC the following week at SKC! Her crowning CC came at the show where it all started for us, Leeds. She topped it off with a fourth CC at our club Championship Show.  Also in 2019, Dilys became the first Smooth Collie to gain the new Veteran Warrant award. After the COVID pandemic, she took her fifth CC at Leeds Champ Show making it two CCs and Best of Breeds there in two consecutive years.

Outside of showing, Dilys has been an incredible mum to two litters of puppies and now enjoys playing grandmother to our other girls’ puppies. Dilys is the daughter of the wonderful Tatu (Ch Sandcastle’s True Topic) and Dawn (Manordeifi Silver Dawn JW). Her maternal grandmother was Ch Silver Serenade (who was also the mother of our blue merle dog, Barney).

Health Tests

CEA eye clear at 7 weeks and 2 years

CEA DNA affected

DM carrier

PRA (rcd2) non carrier

MDR1 affected

COI 4.9% (Coefficient of Inbreeding)

The pedigree data used to calculate this result extended back as far as 12 generations with the first 4 generations being fully complete. Data provided by the Kennel Club.

2016 Dilys & Sheldon

Six tri-colour puppies, three boys and three girls.

2012 Dilys and Finn

Seven sable and tri-colour puppies, four boys and three girls.

See Previous litters page for further details.