CHAMPION CORYDON BLACK ZERXES (IMP UK ) Sire: ENG. CH. CORYDON BLACKCAT
Dam: CORYDON GOLD DEMELZA (2CC’s)
*10th Aust. Champion for the Eng. Corydon Kennel
*Top Winning Collie 2003/2004
*Sire of 14 Champions with 3 more progeny being exhibited from only 42 pups out of six bitches
* Sire of ’07 BIS National winner
Achievements: FELO IS OWNED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HIS BREEDER, MIRANDA BLAKE OF CORYDON KENNELS, UK AND DR ROBERT HALL, PINTADO KENNELS, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA. HE RESIDES WITH US HERE AT BAQILODGE.
Rob and I are very pleased to welcome Felo to Aust. We hope to start his show career in 2002. He is pictured here at 8 months of age with Yours Truly.
(July 2003 update) – As a youngster Felo gained PUPPY IN-GROUP and IN-SHOW awards, CHALLENGES and BEST OF BREEDS and he is now well on the way to his Australian Championship Title.
In June 2002 he was 3rd in the Junior Dog Class at the NEW SOUTH WALES COLLIE champ. show and Best Tricolour. July 2002 he placed 3rd again in the large Junior Dog Class at the VICTORIAN COLLIE CLUB champ. show. After these shows he made one appearance at the LAUNCESTON ROYAL SHOW in October 2002 where he took the RESERVE CHALLENGE to CH BAQILODGE JEMSLEGACY (Pintado Kennels) and then we exhibited him again in March 2003 at the TAS. COLLIE AND SHELTIE CLUB champ. show where he was CHALLENGE DOG.
His show career has been limited to these shows as he has been going though the difficult junior growth period and we have been waiting for him to “body up” and grow an adult coat. He has just turned two and he is starting to look the part so we hope to start campaigning him again towards the end of this year.
Felo is truly the most athletic and fun loving dog I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is an absolute clown of the collie world and we love him dearly. Both Rob and I are so thrilled and honored that Miranda allowed him to come to Tassie. We know that he will prove to be a keystone in our breeding programs
AUGUST 2003 – We decided to exhibit Felo at the TASMANIAN COLLIE AND SHELTLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW under Mr Bob Bell (Vic). He was awarded BEST OF BREED COLLIE ROUGH, BEST INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW AND BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW. He also won the parent and progeny class with his sons and daughters from Baqilodge, Pintado and Ngalla kennels.
Here is Bob Bell’s critique:
Best in Show I awarded to the Best of Breed Collie (Rough), a very super special male “Corydon Black Zerxes (Imp UK)” (by Eng Ch Corydon Blackcat x Corydon Gold Demelza) and owned by M Blake, R. Hall & M Bester.
At just over 2 years of age, this tri-colour boy super impressed with his overall breed type, balance, size and style when he first entered the ring. A delight to put your hand over and see at close inspection a lovely balanced head, with correct eye, correctly placed ears and super masculine expression. A beautifully put together male, good neck, nice forequarter, good feet, good body, lovely hindquarter and tail carriage. Moved effortlessly with good reach and drive.
UPDATE JANUARY 2004, – Felo attended 5 shows between August and January, which included our two Royal Shows. At these five shows he took a Best of Breed, 3 Reserve Challenges and two Intermediate in Groups in strong competition. In the first three shows in January he collected the final points for his Australian Championship – taking Best of Breeds each time and an Open in Group under a collie specialist judge.