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Current Show Wins and Puppy News:

Updated November 30, 2013




Litter #1 Parents:

Sire: Special Archangel Raphael, n/e "Ralphie"

(Bluwater's Wrath of Kahn, n/e  (ZZ grandson) x Special Mountainside Sno Angel, n/e (ZZ daughter out of Ruben's mother)

Dam: Special Halloween Eve, n/e aka "Hallie"

(Ch.Hi-Crest Touch the Sun x GCH.Special New Year's Eve Party, n/e (Ruben great-granddaughter)

This is an all rough litter that consists of 3 sable rough males, a sable rough female, 2 sable-headed white rough males and a tri-headed white rough male. Puppies will be ready to go December 8th. Email for what's available.



Litter #2 Parents:

Sire: Special Archangel Raphael, n/e "Ralphie"

(Bluwater's Wrath of Kahn, n/e  (ZZ grandson) x Special Mountainside Sno Angel, n/e (ZZ daughter out of Ruben's mother)

Dam: Ch.Special Aloe Vera

(Mystic Unprecedented x Ch.Special Vera Wang, a ZZ daughter)

This litter consists of a sable smooth dog, sable smooth female, tri smooth male, 2 sable rough males, a tri rough female and tri rough male.

Puppies will be ready to go around New Year's. Email for what's available.



Litter Due December 25, 2013:

Ch.Sealore's Shore Leave x Special Storybook Spice Girl, n/e and major-pointed

All rough and white-factored puppies due.

Email for more info: specialcollies@msn.com



Am.Can.Ch.Special Sharp Dressed Man, n/e OFA ROM

8/16/01 - 4/8/13

It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved ZZ.

ZZ recently reached the milestone of being the only white rough Collie to attain the Register of Merit designation for number of champion offspring produced (20).

ZZ was nearly 12. He had been getting weaker lately, couldn't run or get up stairs anymore and was sleeping alot, but still eating pretty well. He was on pain meds for arthritis and I thought he would last another year at least but he passed away unexpectedly on April 8th. He was a once in a lifetime type of dog, not just for the show wins but his wonderful personality, so easy-going, always happy, no vices or issues. His show career includes winning a 40+ entry sweeps at 6 months old, winning a 5 pt specialty reserve, going WD at the Canadian Collie Club and finishing his Canadian championship easily with group wins. Although not used much as a stud, only bred to 10 different bitches, he leaves a legacy in the US, Canada and Europe with his offspring and their descendants, including a CCA AOM winner, BISS show winners, CCA winners, guide and therapy dogs and performance title winners as well as great family pets. Last year at age 10 1/2, ZZ went to his last national, down in PA. I came back from dinner on Friday night to discover his crate empty. Panicked, I looked around and found a friend had "borrowed" him for an hour for her daughter to practice junior showmanship with and there he was, happily running around the ring with a little girl. That's how I want to remember him.


ZZ at 5 months old with Ch.Special Holy Cow


ZZ in May 2006 at 5 years old shown as a special


Photo taken at the 2007 national


ZZ at 2 years old working on his championship


ZZ at a little over 10 years old


ZZ at 11 1/2 years old, the last photo I took of him - Feb.2013


CCA 2013 National Specialty Results!

Award of Merit! GCH.Special Society's Dixie Chick, ROM

Award of Merit! Ch.Special Heart of Dixie

2nd place (out of 13) BBE smooth bitches - Special Tres Chic










2012 Collie Club of America National Specialty

"TYLER" aka Ch.Special Easy On The Eyes went BOS to BOV over 100 other smooth dogs including 50 champions. This was his first time out as a special since finishing a year ago.



Thank you judges and ringside fans!

In 2011, we had 9 dogs finish:

Ch.Special Chick Magnet x Ch.Special Society's Dixie Chick ROM:

Ch.Special Little Chickadee (9/11) tri sm female

Ch.Special Babe Magnet (8/11) tri sm male

Ch.Special Sealore's Sexy Chick (6/11) tri sm female

Ch.Special Easy on the Eyes (4/11) sable sm male


Ch.Special Northern Expedition x Ch.Special Society's Dixie Chick ROM:

Ch.Special Attraction at Rodel (6/11) sable sm female

Ch.Special High Society (4/11) sable sm female


Ch.Nightstar's Skywalker x Ch.Special Care Bear:

Ch.Special Nightstar's Skyrocket (7/11) white sm male


Ch.Special Sharp-Dressed Man x Special Starlight:

Ch.Special Moonlight Serenade (7/11) blue sm female


Ch.Special Bluvali Misty River (7/11) Tibetan Spaniel