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Dilys

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)

DIlys sadly passed away on Wednesday 9th November 2022, we all miss her very much. Her breeder, Delia Moores, kindly wrote the following obituary for her in Our Dogs newspaper, 23 November 2022.

I was sorry to hear from Kirsty Russell that Dilys had died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday 9th November at the grand age of 13.
Dilys, aka Ch Manordeifi Satin Doll of Koczkodan VW was bred by Delia Moores, by Ch Sandcastle’s True Topic x Manordeifi Silver Daw JW, born 2nd September 2009 and owned by Kirsty & Richard Russell and handled in the show ring by Debbie Bell.
Dilys had a successful show career winning 5 CCs & 2 RCCs. She won her 1st CC at Lancs & Cheshire Collie 2014 (Peter Bailey) followed by Birmingham Nat 2019 (Simon Burton), Leeds 2019 (Bev White), Smooth Collie 2019 (Frank Kane) and Leeds 2021 (Michelle Fort). In April 2019 she became the 1st Smooth Collie to gain the new Veteran Warrant only introduced by the KC in Jan 2019. She also won many Breed Open & Champ Show awards including 7 x BViS and was Reserve VOTY 2021 at the Smooth Collie Club’s SCOTY event.


Dilys produced 2 litters, the 1st in 2012 by Ch Foxearth Fashion Guru at Koczkodan included Koczkodan Nos Kerenza for Kirsty & Richard and Koczkodan Nosblyth for Debbie Bell. Her 2nd litter in 2016 by Ch Foxearth Flock Master for Breckamore included Koczkodan Serenity (RCC) (dam of 2 litters including the youngsters Koczkodan Steel My Heart, Koczkodan Ironically Mine & Koczkodan Silver Bullet) and Koczkodan Nostromo (RCC) (sire of 3 litters including the youngsters Blamorder High and Mighty, Blamorder High Hopes for Manordeifi, Blamorder High Brow & Koczkodan Good As Gold).


Dilys was a great character, loving & fun, a good mother & grandmother, a happy confident show girl and will be really missed by Kirsty, Richard & Debbie. She leaves them with many happy memories and some quality grand-pups.

Dilys joined our family in November 2009 thanks to Delia Moores of the Manordeifi kennels. Dilys was a tri-colour Smooth Collie with rich tan and black markings. A playful and cuddly girl, Dilys wass very much the tomboy, loving to rough and tumble in the garden. She was an incredible showgirl, she was relaxed and confident and adored 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 was an incredible mum to two litters of puppies and enjoyed playing grandmother to our other girls’ puppies. Dilys was 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.

Litters
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.