" CH CHARNCROFT COPPER ROSE "
Charncroft Cloverglen x Charncroft Copper Surprise
26th April 1989 - 3rd September 2004
Breeder Jacky James
Jacqui & Hugh's ROSIE was a show girl par excellence, having won a Working Group (Driffield '96), 4 CC's & 1RCC.
They took their 'show girl 'to the first Herding Instinct Assessment day back in 1995 & to their delight came back with a 'sheepdog' - a truly emotional day! That was the first of many happy herding days that ROSIE & her son BOB had with trainer Jackie at Kirby Misperton. You can follow her progress in the photos.
Her strong herding instinct has been inherited by her son BOB, & grand-daughter NELL - a herding dynasty!!!!
Rosie in show pose taken in 1999 when she was 10 years old
October '95 Rosie's second time on sheep, flanking the flock calmly - keeping out well
Early training - note the tail - not indicative of concentration, but still keeping off the sheep well
Hugh teaching Rose to keep a comfortable working distance from the sheep.
Another training photo - Hugh is using a long cane to protect the sheep & encourage Rosie to keep her distance.
Following Jacqui as she divides the flock in two, the basis for the shedding exercise.
At last - Rosie is able to 'do her own thing'! She is driving a big flock steadily across the field to the pen.
A real sheepdog
A favourite photo - sheepdog Rosie concentrating on her job, tail down, calmly moving her flock along.
Lynn Paterson of Lynniel Arts & Illustration (see advert ) painted this lovely scene for Crufts 2006. It is taken from photos of Rosie & Bob - it shows a working dog taking her rest after a hard day.