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TALRAZ BEARDED COLLIES

Our new boy Leroy (In Vogue Island High Society at Talraz) relaxing after his long trip from France

WISHING ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY A VERY HAPPY EASTER!

"TEAM TALRAZ" at Crufts 2012

DIVA (Talraz Indiana) our lovely "action dog"

A lovely Christmas portrait of TULLY (Talraz Trailblazer) owned by Lyn Armour and Jeremy Fletcher in Scotland

Laura with Beattie (Talraz Hot Favourite) pictured at Driffield Limited Show shortly after their Reserve Best In Show win on 26th November 2011

TALRAZ HONEY TRAP JW ("Honey") pictured at Belfast Ch Show in September 2011, shortly after winning the Bitch CC under judge Mrs Fran Kaye

Champion Talraz Tamarisk ("Barney") owned by Anne & Martyn Soar

A trip to the Northumberland coast for Talraz girls Beattie and Lacey, pictured above with Laura and on left of group their Beardie friend and relative Jessica (aka Ch Kyleca Spring Breeze)

TALRAZ HOT FAVOURITE - "BEATTIE" aged two years

 

Thanks to Kirstine for this super picture of her three boys enjoying themselves while visiting Torridon, Scotland

Left to right:   SONA (Talraz Happiest Day),   FERRIE (Talraz Photo Finish)  and CREAGLION (Talraz White Feathers)

Liz with Beattie (Talraz Hot Favourite) at Blackpool Championship Show 2011 where she won the Post-Graduate bitch class under respected judge Mrs Ferelith Hamilton (photo by Kirstine Maclean)

Liz with her Best In Show at the Czech Republic Club Show ,held at Jihlava on 28th May 2011,  the young male, Darbujan Chlupaty Hopan, owned by Zdenka Altova

MAY 2011 -  BEATTIE (Talraz Hot Favourite) poses with her certificate, having passed her KC Good Citizens test at Birmingham National Ch show

"TEAM TALRAZ" AT CRUFTS 2011

 

Proudly presenting MADGE (Talraz Sweet Honey) our current rising star, pictured at age seventeen months having just been awarded the Reserve Challenge Certificate at the December Bearded Collie Club Championship Show

Madge (second from left) pictured in the line-up of winning bitches with judge Miss Anne Wilding at the end of judging (both photos courtesy of Jana Jezkova)

Mirk (Talraz Supertramp) refuses to let the December weather spoil his enjoyment of his favourite pastime, herding sheep!

ABOVE:  Litter brother to Mirk, this is Creaglion (Talraz White Feathers) aged two and a half years, in show pose

and   BELOW:  introducing Creaglion's lovely daughter ex our Talraz Honey Trap JW - Talraz White Lace (Lacey) born 17th September 2010

We are a small family kennel based in a tiny village in rural North Yorkshire, just north of the beautiful city of York

 Our dogs are our passion, and we have shared our lives with this wonderful breed since the arrival of "Razzle" (Rayre's Rhapsody-in-Blue) in 1979 at our former home in Norton, near Malton.  She was soon joined by the beautiful "Tallie" (Deanfield Black Lace of Talraz JW 1CC) - between them of course they gave us the inspiration for our kennel name, Talraz

LINK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBjtTwd1WS8&feature=email

(To see DIVA - Talraz Indiana - living up to the Kennel Club "Fit For Function - Fit For Life" slogan!)

Razzle was bright and brainy, a real dog and a half, and in self defence Liz  took up obedience classes with her.  She proved a quick learner, though with a challenging streak of wilful defiance and an inappropriate sense of humour which cost points and places at competition level.  A great dog to learn on!

ABOVE: Thanks to Sue Long for a lovely picture of Razzle (on right above) with her son George (Talraz Blue Baron) from our 1982 litter

 Tallie was the pretty one, and took to the show ring like the proverbial duck to water, introducing us to the world of dog shows. All our current Beardies trace their ancestry back to Tallie, and often we still see echoes of her in their expressions, or the way they move, or the wonderful dark brown eyes which were her special legacy.

ABOVE: Tallie as a veteran surrounded by four of her offspring from three different litters.  Left to right the youngest T Lunar Lashkar and T Leading Lady (by Ch Briaridge Lyrical Lord), then on back of sofa our Kayleigh (T Laura's Joy) by Ch Pepperland Lyric John at Potterdale, and on right Henri (T Black Brocade) by Ch Potterdale Patch of Blue, owned by Sue Long who kindly supplied this memorable picture - all five of these wonderful Beardies are gone now but memories live on

  In 1982 we bred our first litter with the Talraz affix, from which we kept sweet little Zephyr (Talraz On Target).  Zephyr proved a great dual-purpose dog, being naturally obedient and easy to train as well as a modestly successful show dog.  She still remains the blueprint for the ideal Talraz Bearded Collie, and has never truly been equalled - her memory holds a special place in our hearts.

In 1988 we moved to the peaceful and pretty village of Crambe, which proved an ideal place for our children to grow up. Since moving to Crambe we have run a small but very busy pet grooming service from our home, under the name of Superdogs.  We specialise in Bearded Collies of course, but many other breeds find their way through our doors.  See the page "Visiting Beardies" for some pictures, or for more information about our grooming services see www.spanglefish.com/superdogs

   

 We specialise in grooming Beardies - here regular visitor Harry relaxes on the grooming table as  he awaits his bathing and grooming session........

...and here's Harry after looking very smart and enjoying being admired!

 

******    Please visit our  "NATURAL DOG CARE" page for information about the way we raise and care for our dogs and puppies.   *******

 

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