TALRAZ HONEY TRAP JW, 1 CC, 2 Res CCs
(Ch Merrythorpe Mulberry JW x Talrz Golden Earring)
"Honey" was the only girl in Ruby's litter of nine by Ch Merrythorpe Mulberry JW (Murry), born on 6 December 2005.
Photo of Honey as a youngster on the move at a show by Alan Hood
She is a very pretty little girl, very feminine, and has enjoyed quite a successful show career since her debut in June 2006, gaining to date her Junior Warrant, one CC and two Res CCs. Her first litter, to Blaze, in 2009 produced Lola (Talraz Wild Honey), winner of CC and BOB at Driffield Ch 2012, Madge (Talraz Sweet Honey), with a JW and Res CC to her name, and Roxy (Talraz Honeysuckle) with one CC and a keen herding ability, amongst others
Her second litter to Creaglion (Talraz White Feathers) produced the keen herding sisters Talraz Silver Tiara (Tia) and Talraz White Lace (Lacey) both bringing great pleasure to their owners in France, and the trainee agility dog brothers Bentley (Talraz Band of Gold) and Ringo (Talraz Ring of Gold), handsome brown boys with wonderful temperaments
Her third (and final) litter to the super French multi-titled Byron (In Vogue Island Come To Look At Me) produced Talraz Look and Look Again (Logan) who inherited his father's showmanship and so far has two Reserve CC, as well as Talraz Look to the Future (Murray) who is adored and occasionally shown by Val in Scotland.
In the series of pictures below you can see how Honey's coat colour changed as she grew up - alwys so interesting with Beardies and especially the browns
(P.S. To hear Honey's "theme tune" - the origin of her name - look on MySpace for talented singer/songwriter Dean Dyson and visit the audio links)
February 2008 and her coat settling to its adult colour
Honey aged eight weeks
In the kitchen
Before the colour change started in earnest, but already a few paler hairs appearing in her tail
Not chewing the brush!
Aged about four months
In the front garden aged five months and looking "all legs and wings"
So well behaved!
Her first show aged six months - a scorching hot day!
A very raw baby
Aged six and a half months at Blackpool Ch show 2006 (photo by Claudia Diegmann)
Getting the hang of this now!
At Darlington Ch Show September '06 aged nine months.
There were several brown bitch puppies around the shows all at the same time but Honey seemed to always be the palest in the class
Best Puppy at WPBAS
Best Puppy in Breed at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland, November '06 (aged eleven months)
Head study Christmas 2006
At Crufts 2007
Honey winning a third place in her Junior Bitch class at Crufts 2007. Now aged 15 months and her coat colour is beginning to darken again
Honey as a Junior
Honey at Blackpool Ch show, her pretty pale puppy fluff is being replaced by a very harsh adult coat in shades of golden brown. We all look forward to seeing her final colour
Honey Stepping Out
On the move in the ring at Blackpool. Thankyou to Alessandra for these excellent photos of Honey
Taken on her second birthday on 6th December 2007. Her coat seems to look a different colour, a trick of the light I think!
With her mum Ruby
Honey sitting behind Ruby. They are becoming harder to tell apart these days!
Honey in the back garden at home, ungroomed, showing her latest coat colour
A head study of Honey taken on the same day. Thanks to David Thornley for these two nice photos
In her class at the Bearded Collie Club Open Show, seemingly a different colour again - must be the light?
At the BCC Ch Show, on her third birthday, Honey won the Post-Grad Bitch class - photo by Linda Peirson