STUD DOGS -- CLARION WORLD CLASS
Talk about outcrosses with your stud dog, if any.
Shane has not been used with many outcross bitches. He
has not sired many litters except for those in our immediate
family. Most of his get have been from close linebreedings,
except for the period when he was at stud in Argentina
with Alenclaud Collies. There he produced with bitches
that were a combination of Lakefield, the kennel of Alexandre
Carvalho, which is based on a combination of English bloodlines
combined with Milas and Clarion through the Nightrider
son, Brazilian Champion Clarion's All Night Long, and
a stud dog which I bred and exported to Argentina who
was a son of Ch. Starr's Taylor Made and a Ch. Clarion
Color My World daughter -- International Ch. Clarion Star
Studded. So actually, most of Shane's breedings were to
bitches of related backgrounds. The results of these breedings
are yet to be seen as his offspring there are quite young
and just being incorporated into the breeding program,
but his influence is already apparent.
Comment on virtues of the stud dog's get.
I think that Shane's best get definitely have their sire's
stamp -- especially in the overall picture, presence and
profile. They show great similarity in expression and
head qualities and are easy to pick out in the ring, as
they possess a style and an attitude that is recognizable.
HiCrest Tangerine Dream
Ch. Clarion Marmalade Skies, Reserve at the 1995 CCA
at just eight months of age, is an outstanding example
of the head type for which Shane is dominant.
Ch. Clarion Marmalade Skies
The last two years have been especially exciting for
us as we had much success with Shane's offspring. Clarion
Paint A Rumor won two specialty majors including a spectacular
BOB over specials at the Hunterdon Hills Collie Club,
and now needs just a few minors to finish. She is a full
sister to Ch. Clarion Colors of the Wind. This year, four
daughters of Shane and Ch. HiCrest Ultraviolet all had
big specialty wins and another tri-color son finished
with four majors. Our Clarion HiCrest Violet Vixen began
her career with a thrilling BOB over specials for a five-point
major at the Collie Club of New England under George Horn.
Clarion HiCrest Violet Vixen