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AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN CHAMPION BLOSSOM HILL AMERICAN DREAM (IMP USA)
Sire: AM. CH. FANTASY’S BRONZE SENSATION (ROM)       Dam: AM. CH. BLOSSOM HILL FULL CIRCLE (ROM)

ANIKA

14 January 2003

  • Runner-up Best in Specialty Show winner
  • Best in Group winner
  • Runner-up Best in Group Winner
  • 1:3 ratio of In-group and In-show wins
  • Dam of 10 Champions (from 13 puppies)
  • Chosen from among her peers to represent her breed on merchandise sold at the Collie National Show, 2009.

 

DOG NEWS AUSTRALIA  –  ANIKA – click to open 



We couldn’t love her any more than we already do!

After waiting 16 years for a Blossom Hill smooth collie our dreams have come true.

We are so extremely thrilled to announce that Anika has arrived!   Dog New Australia – 2004

Here are a few candid shots of her ‘learning the Aussie way of life’. These were taken during her stay in quarantine – May/June 2004.

 

Anika is our first smooth collie. We can’t imagine where our “American Dream” will take us, but we do know that the journey will be saturated with excitement, anticipation and adventure.

Anika’s Australian Show Career:
Her Australian show career began at the Tasmanian Collie and Shetland Sheepdog Championship Club Show on the 26th September 2005 where she was awarded Best of Breed and Intermediate in Show.
Unfortunately, due to delayed paper work, we missed the Royal Show entries this year. Since October she has gone on to consistently win under specialist judges and all breeds judges. She gained her Australian Championship and Intermediate in Group on the 19th March, 2005 under Collie Specialist and International All Breeds Judge, Mr John Rice (SA)
Along the way to her title she has claimed –

  • BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP
  • RUNNER UP BEST EXHIBIT IN GROUP
  • MULTIPLE BEST OF BREEDS
  • MULTIPLE INTERMEDIATE IN GROUP AWARDS
  • MULTIPLE INTERMEDIATE IN SHOW AWARDS




TO FIND OUT A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ANIKA’S STORY BEFORE TO COMING TO AUSTRALIA – READ ON…

 


Anika with her rough brother, Hummer – just babies. Sitting in the sun with their carer.Do you think she might be a bit of a character?

Anika was born to the famous smooth, Ch Blossom Hill Full Circle – Top Winning Show Collie (rough or smooth) in American breed history. Anika has an astounding pedigree with some of America’s top winning AND top producing stock. She has been carefully bred and for many generations great attention has been given to health, temperament and reproduction vigour as well as to conformation and breed attributes of her individual ancestors.


At 4 months

The thrills have been many already. While waiting to complete her health testing prior to coming to Australia, her breeder, Mary Wells, offered to exhibit her in the American show scene. Of the 9 shows that she has attended so far (with her two smooth sisters) she has been awarded:

  • 1 Best Puppy in Show
  • 1 Best of Variety
  • 3 Best of Winners
  • 5 Winners Bitch
  • 3 Reserve Winners and 9 class wins
    (All from the 6-9 months class)

ANIKA AT 18 MONTHS

She has both of her majors and only needs 3 minor points now to take her American championship title. She is just 8 months old! Each time she has gone Reserve it has been to one or the other of her sisters. Mary said in her last email: 12 points at 8 months old, it is simply amazing! Guess I could say with confidence that we will be able to finish her before she needs to go”. 

UPDATE FEB 2004:

Anika attained the last few points for her Championship under Mrs Sara Futh (Secretary of the Collie Club of America and Best in Show All Breeds judge). Anika is the third bitch from her litter to title; with her smooth sisters, Ch Blossom Hill Dream Keeper and Ch Blossom Hill Dare To Dream, just pipping her at the post.

I cannot express how humble I feel at being given this unbelievable opportunity to have this extraordinary (in every way) little girl come and live with us. I could never repay Mary and Paul of Blossom Hill Collies, California, USA, nor thank them enough for their infinite generosity and great trust.

To find out more about Anika’s family see ANCESTRAL HISTORY OF AUST. & AM. CHAMPION BLOSSOM HILL AMERICAN DREAM on this site.

Pedigree of:

AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN CHAMPION BLOSSOM HILL AMERICAN DREAM (IMP USA)

Parents GrandParents GreatGrandParents
SIRE

Am Ch. Fantasy’s Bronze Sensation (ROM)    

 

Ch Fantasy’s Bronze Talisman (ROM 157)

 Ch Vennessee’s Midnight Edition (ROM 25)
Ch Fantasy’s Cover Girl (ROM 9)
Fantasy’s Bronze Treasure Ch Fantasy’s Fortune in Bronze
Cynabar N’ Westwinds Curio

DAM

Am Ch. Blossom Hill Full Circle (ROM 7)

Ch Fantasy’s Bronze Talisman (ROM 157) Ch Vennessee’s Midnight Edition (ROM 25)
Ch Fantasy’s Cover Girl (ROM 9)
Ch Blossom Hill Day Dream (ROM 9) Ch Twin Creeks Lonesome N Blue
Ch Blossom Hill Homecoming