Kate -06

DoB: 1998.02.21
Breeder: Inger Dahl, kennel Highflying, Ödåkra.
Owners: Anneli Dahl, kennel High Jack & Inger Dahl, kennel Highflying.
HD-Free, ED-Free.
Pedigree (bcpedigree.se)

Kate was the ugly duckling that turned into a beautiful swan… It may sound like a fairytail – but sometimes real life can turn out so much better than the story sometimes.

Kate was born in a litter of 7. She had such a pretty face and we just couldn’t resist her charm. She was supposed to be sold on breeding terms, but there was just no buyer good enough (or so we thought) so we decided to keep her ourselves!

At her first show as a puppy she was 2nd and got a very nice critique!

As she grew older she lost her coat and it took ages for it to grow back in. We had to wait for some time to let her develop in both body and mind, and when we finally showed her again in late 2000 she was almost 3 years old. We entered her at a beardie show in Denmark where she won the CC and was 2nd Best Bitch. What a debut!!!

Her success continued throughout 2001 and at her first show in Sweden as an adult she won the CC again and also the Best in Show at a specialty with 117 entries under Gillian Burfitt, kennel Breaksea (picture at bottom of this page).

Shortly after she won another 2 CC’s, Cacib’s and Best of Breed’s in Denmark along with one Group 2nd. Thereby getting her Danish and Swedish championships. Only one month later we took a trip to Norway and again she won the CC, Cacib and was Best of Breed, gaining also her Norwegian as well as her Nordic Championship. Another show in Sweden gave her yet another Cacib and Best of Breed…

Kate -98

In the year of these successes she was Swedens 3rd Most Winning Bearded Collie Bitch!

Kate 2001

Kate won her final Cacib July 30th 2002 and thereby completed her International Championship title. She was Best Opposite Sex at this show too. She has been entered at 11 International shows – resulting in 5 Cacib’s and 1 Reserve-Cacib. WHAT A TRUE “LADY” SHE WAS!!!

In the fall of 2005 she was in Germany for the first time – in Rostock – and there she won a CC, Cacib, and was BOB and thereby got the Rostock Winner 2005-title just a few months before her 8th birthday. In Växjö the same year she was BOB-Veteran and later that day also BIS-2-Veteran.

Winter/spring 2006 we went to Germany again, Kate now 8 years old, and also this time she won the CC and was BOB in Buchholz under Rolf Blessing. Those who dare nothing – achieve nothing! We went to Dortmund in October 2006 and our risk taking payed off. She won the Champion Class both days and the first day she was even BOB and got the title Bundessiegerin 2006. The old lady has still got it! The judge at the Bundessieger Show was again Rolf Blessing.