STUD DOGS -- CH. CAPELLA'S MIDNIGHT
Ch. Capella's Midnight Blues
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The pedigree speaks for itself. Names on both sides
of the pedigree are known for producing in the show
ring -- many of whom are ROM producers and National
Specialty winners. In Memphis, I see the attributes
that have made the bloodlines on both side so dominate
for the breeders' look. I believe that every one of
the dogs and bitches on his pedigree have contributed
to make Memphis the dominate stud dog he is.
He is the result of an outcross that his breeder
and co-owner, Debbie Price, Pete Denbow and I brainstormed
at the National in Kansas City. His dam, Ch. Lisara's
Slick Chic, was in season and Debbie was looking for
a stud dog to for her. The Ch. Vennessee's Midnight
Express puppies were just hitting the show ring and
they literally took your breath away. Debbie bred
Slick Chic to "Mister" and agreed to let
me have a smooth from the litter. As fate would have
it, there was only one smooth in that litter -- Memphis.
And, since Debbie didn't want a dog at the time, she
was kind enough to let Memphis come live with me.
Even though he is the result of an outcross, Memphis'
puppies and grandpuppies have been dominant for his
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to know about your stud.
Memphis is now 7-1/2 years old and he is continuing
to surprise me. He still moves like a young dog, as
so many different people have told me. He has never
changed in temperament or lost any of the virtues
that I look for in a companion, show dog or in what
I preceive as a close to ideal collie. Memphis is
my once in a lifetime dog that I hope is around for
many more years.