I really love what Mercy produces and I didn’t have anything from her so I had always intended to keep a bitch puppy from this litter but I really struggled choosing between Viva and her sister Vogue (pictured together below) so kept them both 'til they were 6 months old. When I took them to their first show I happened across Terry Carlton who was looking for a new pup to campaign after recently losing his beautiful Sh CH Starside Angelica at Wearstroll; Terry immediately fell for Vogue so my decision was made and I ended up keeping the naughty one!
Viva is the more boisterous and outgoing of the two and is really rather naughty, she reminds me much more of Spark in her character…always rushing around everywhere looking for something to do! She is a real little minx!
Colour: Black & White
Date of Birth: 29th April 2010
Colour genes carried:
Eye Tested: Goniodysgenesis Unaffected / CEA/PRA/PLL clear 20.03.2011
CEA/CH DNA status : genetically normal
TNS DNA status : genetically clear
Hip Score: 6:5
Image: in the showring at 15 months old
West of England Border Collie Club - 18th November 2012, Judge Mr Peter Simmons
1st Limit Bitch and RCC (stud book number gained)
video of Viva in the ring at this show below...
Crufts - 9th March 2012, Judge Mr Vic Salt
4th Yearling Bitch (30 ent/4 abs)
12th February 2012 - Ambiorixtrofee International Show, Genk, Belgium
Judge - Mrs M Kips (Lux)
1st-Excellent in Intermediate Bitch and RCAC!
North West Border Collie Club - 23rd October 2011, Judge Mr S Richardson
3rd Junior Bitch
Scottish Kennel Club - 21st May 2011, Judge Mrs Valerie Foss
2nd Junior Bitch - Crufts qualified 2012
Image: 10 months old
Image: 4 months old
Image: with her sister camping at a flyball tournie
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