3rd Time's the Charm!!!!

On March 18th, after a horrific start to the National weekend, (see newspaper article below)and not being able to take the 5 dogs entered, Kennedy and I flew out to Cloverdale, BC for the Collie Club of Canada National Specialty (March 19th) and the Collie Club of BC Regional Specialty (March 20th). Kennedy has twice before won Best of Breed Smooth at the Canadian National- the first time when he was only 11 months old. Kennedy is just 4 years old now. This was the 3rd time he was BB Smooth but this time he went all the way to Best in Specialty, beating the rough BB winner! This is hardly ever done at a National, the fully coated roughs beat out their smooth counterparts almost all the time. Huge thank you to judge Mary Wells of Blossom Hill Collies in California for this incredible honor! After the horrific roll over on the way to the National, it truly is a testament to the temperament of this wonderful breed to be able to calmly get on a plane, fly out to the show and then win the National!

The next day, under judge Mike van Tassel, also from California, Kennedy once again won BB Smooth but this time the beautiful blue rough dog of Nancy Anstruther's won Best in Specialty. It was interesting to see that both judges picked the same rough and the same smooth for their choice for BB in their respective varieties.

We have now won the National with a smooth as well as a rough. In 1997, Can, Int'l, BISS Ch. Tamaron's State of Confusion (Vegas) won the National Specialty out in New Brunswick. It is a breeder's dream come true to win their National Specialty and to have done it with both coat varieties is such an amazing feeling. Thank you to all for the support you showed Kennedy and I at this year's Canadian National!
Newspaper Article
NBIS, MBIS Am/Can Ch. Tamaron The Real Deal (Kennedy) was at his last all-breed show in Canada the first weekend in November, 2011. There, under judges we have never shown to before, Kennedy picked up a group 2 and 2 group 4's. Excellent way to retire from the all-breed scene in Canada! Kennedy will still be out at Specialties and shows in the States.

We are also very pleased to announce that Kennedy will be a daddy in Australia! Stay tuned here for more news about that. The frozen semen is safely there now and breeder Sue Kennedy (now, isn't Sue's last name just too funny?) is just waiting for her bitch to come into season. It is very exciting to have Kennedy's puppies down under!
Tamaron Smooth Collies are #'s 1, 3 and 4 in Canada for 2011!!!
We are so very pleased to announce that Kennedy, MBIS, MBISS, NBIS Am/Can Ch. Tamaron The Real Deal is once again Canada's #1 Smooth Collie! He was # 1 in 2009, 2010 and now 2011. Not only that but we also have bred and/or own the #'s 3 and 4 Smooth Collies as well. # 3 is Kennedy's grandson, Ch. Tamaron's Viva Las Vegas (Dillon) who is owned by Shereen Caisley from Grand Prairie, AB. # 4 is Ch. Tamaron's Deal Or No Deal (Howie) who is co-owned by Tamaron and Kelly Anthony of Morinville, AB. Congrats to you on your Top Dog standing!!!!!
Watch for both Howie and Dillon out in 2012 as well as some rough and smooth puppies.
We are VERY excited to announce that BIS, NBIS, Am/Can Ch. Tamaron The Real Deal (Kennedy) was chosen for an Award of Merit in an entry of almost 200 smooth collies at the American Collie National in La Crosse, Wisconsin on April 5th, 2013 under judge Gayle Kay. There were almost 90 Specials alone!! This is an honor that most breeders only dream about and I am very humbled by the award. Kennedy is my own breeding and is always breeder/owner handled.

THANK YOU to all the spectators, breeders, handlers and judges who commented on Kennedy and took time out of their day to find me and tell me how much they liked Kennedy. That means so much to me.

A HUGE thank you to judge Gayle Kay who gave such a prestigious award to an "unknown" dog and handler. I am so honored....

The 45 hours of total driving time was so worth every minute on the road!!!

Kennedy's son, Can Ch. Tamaron's Deal or No Deal (Howie) placed 3rd in the Open Smooth Dog class. His co-owner Kelly Anthony handled Howie to this win the very first time she has ever shown at a US National! We are very proud of both of them!

Kennedy's son, Can Ch. Tamaron's Deal or No Deal (Howie) placed 3rd in the Open Smooth Dog class. His co-owner Kelly Anthony handled Howie to this win the very first time she has ever shown at a US National! We are very proud of both of them!

The 2014 Collie Club of Canada National Specialty is now in the history books and Tamaron Smooth Collies were once again a force in the ring.

To start us off, under judge Phyllis Autry from North Carolina Caleb (New Ch. Tamaron's It's Midnight) was Winner's Dog to finish his Championship. Caleb is by Ch. Tamaron's On Edge x Tamaron's Heartbreak Hotel. He is a Kennedy nephew/great grandson.

We are so proud that Kennedy (Am/Can Ch. Tamaron The Real Deal) was BOS. Kennedy is now 7.5 years old and still shows like a dream!

Kennedy's daughter Dazzle was awarded Select Bitch and Kennedy's grand daughter/niece Teaze was awarded the only Award of Merit!! Dazzle is by Kennedy x Ch. Tamaron's Deja Vu. Teaze is by Ch. Tamaron's In the Ghetto (Kennedy son) x Ch. Tamaron's Out All Night (Kennedy's sister).

Kennedy and 2 of his kids (Howie and Dazzle) helped him win the Sire and Get class and Flirt and 2 of her kids (Dillon and Teaze) helped her win  the Dam and Progeny class.

We also did something fun (and a little crazy!!) by putting Kennedy and his son Howie in the Brace class! After the first practice I was thinking that 2 intact males was probably not the best idea for a brace! However they did settle and even though we were the only Brace entry I had to work for it!!

What a great National!! The Tamaron Collies one again held their own!
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