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This is the home of Kittistone Bearded Collies of Kidderminster. Email Richard and Jenny Felton at please_spam_here@this_is_not_my_real_email_address.com

The Story of the Puppies

  • Born 16th April 2001.
  • Five slate bitches and three slate dogs
  • Breeders: Richard and Jenny Felton
  • Hipscore: NXS
Labooshar Lord Spencer
Bendale Sweet Jasmine At Kittistone
Ch. Labooshar Lore Lord
Labooshar Spellbinder
Ch. Otterswish O'Connor
Ch. Bendale Love Me Do
Charncroft Capt Cook at Whistbrae
Ch. Tamevalley Folk Lyric at Labooshar
Tamevalley Lamplighter of Labooshar
Labooshar Special Style
Ch. Chriscaro Charlock At Merrythorpe
Ch. Otterswish Eve
Coalacre Collier
Bendale Perfect Love

The puppies were expected on the 22nd April 2001. By the 15th it was becoming clear that Jasmine may well not go the full distance. On the 16th April she began to build nests in her whelping box and that night we put up a camp bed in the whelping room. As soon as the bed was made up Jasmine began to build a nest inside the sleeping bag; within the hour she had begun to deliver (thankfully not in the sleeping bag!!). Within three hours the litter was complete, mercifully uneventfully, as all our helpers were otherwise engaged!!! 

Oscar excelled as a puppy in the show ring and gained his Junior Warrant and Stud Book entry easily.  He is by far the most laid back of our beardies and anyone who meets him wants to take him home!  He has sired two litters and now is an expectant grandfather ....

Isla didn't ever care for the show ring.  She only ever tolerated it for our sakes but it wasn't her forte.  Strangely enough each time we have travelled to Ireland for their summer show circuit she outshone the other dogs and has been awarded one Reserve CACIB and four Reserve Green Stars.  Maybe there is some Irish blood in her somewhere!  She has though excelled in the parenting stakes.  She has idolised both her litters.  She was the perfect mum and produced litters of excellent temperament and conformity.  Maybe Tolly had something to do with that though ...

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