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Introduction of Borders to Tirriki

With worsening arthritis the gathering of years (yes this is written by Bianca and I am trying to be nice!) the decision was made by Mum and Dad to get an ‘old persons dog’ – little did they know that there was more work in the Borders coat than an IWS, and they like to be shown not much slower than the IWS.

Thanks are due to Emer Mooney in Eire, (breeder of Borders & Current IWS Grand Ch Yehudi of Currabell (Imp Eire)) for all her help & support in this madness, Toni McNeil for words of wisdom & to Delma Nelson for breeding our first girl Shirley. We would also like to thank those that have supported us in our new venture in the dog world and you know who you are without me naming everyone but I do feel the need to mention the mentoring role that Pamela and Garth Harding have taken on. 

From the offer of a bed for our first trip to Canberra Royal in many years (after meeting for 5 minutes whilst judging in Adelaide – truly amazing) to the support, guidance, advise and just time lavished on us will never be forgotten.  To Garth, I owe a HUGE thanks – Canberra Royal is the ONLY show that Matt likes to now go to as he gets to catch up with you and that makes my life a whole lot easier!

 

I have enjoyed showing Shirley (when Mum was not able to) and I had the privilege of gaining the last points needed to make her a GRAND CH (the first female in SA and only the 3rd female in Australia).  With the decision to mate her I was able to get my little man and life has not been the same since.  It has renewed Matthew’s interest in the dogs and shows as the first question he asks on a weekend is ‘how did my boy do?’……he may not like shows that much but everyone he works with knows about Max and what he has achieved.

The future of Borders at Tirriki is looking very bright and I look forward to what the new day brings. 

Riley with "His Merv" (Tirriki Mervyn B Moffat)Riley with Shirley (Grand Ch Borterr Goodship Lollipop)

 

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