Faith is the third generation down from my foundation bitch "Kibyholme Skyes Dalimit CCD". She was one of two puppies born to GR CH. Korella Strike A Light. Her brother is located nearby in a lovely pet home. As a 10 week puppy, we nearly lost her to paralysis tick - the first to been on the property at Samford in 17 years.
Whilst shown, she has had some minor wins and obtaining 28 points towards her Australian Championship Title before being desexed early in 2012.
She produced one litter for us here at Mystiqview in October 2010 to a delightful boy CH Bordalace Theme For A Dream HSAs ET "Tyson" consisting of one female puppy and 4 male puppies by c-section. Unfortunately this was a difficult whelping and was not able to produce any more litters without suffering a similar fate. It was with this choice, we decided to desex her and retire her from the show ring.
Faith belongs heart and soul to my partner Dylan and will live on here as Dylan's faithful companion.
Faith has returned to the show ring in 2016 at eight years of age - being shown in Neuter Class. She has just recently enjoyed two, Best in Group awards at Pine Rivers / Redcliffe Kennel Club shows in September 2016. December 10th, she gained her last points to her Neuter Champion, with a well earned 10 point Best in Group win under breed specialist Lynn Harrison at Durack.
It has been a hard slog to get this far. In 2014 she was involved in a car accident where she dislocated her hip, and smashing the cup. This resulted in having the femeoral head removed and 3 months crate rest to allow the scar and muscle tissue to form and hold that hip joint in place following by six months of rehabilitation and muscle build up. In 2015, just months after moving to Mount Mee, she was again involved in an accident while we were away where she fell onto a sharp object, nearly missing the femoral artery and a deep cut to her thigh muscles taking months to heal. It's a credit to our vets that Faith still has excellent range of movement and flexibility in her hip and was able to be shown, let alone win against other dogs who were Champions or Supreme Champions in their own right before joining the Neuter Competitions with such an injury.
Faith may still come out and bebe shown in Neuter Class as she really does enjoy the outing and the sport.
A big thankyou to Ross at Korella Border Collies for allowing me the priviledge of using Strike.