Athemburgh Bearded Collies

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Where it all began (from left to right)

GBCH Atherleigh Rufus JW (Rocco)

Bamburger Sophias Choice (Bridie)

Bamburger As Time Goes By (Benji)

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Our other hobby is showing and breeding Bearded collie dogs under the Athemburgh kennel name. We purchased our first beardie back in 2000 from a breeder called Jackie Housden(kennel name Bamburger )We named him Benji (slate in colour) and he was bought as pet,but owning him soon made us decide that beardies where the breed for us.A year or so later we went back to Jackie and bought a bitch from her and was named Bridie (also slate in colour).Our intention was to show her at open and championship show level.At her first champ show she was placed 2nd and qualified for Crufts.Well that was it we was hooked and started campaining Bridie all over the country with mixed results.In 2004 we purchased our third beardie Rocco a Brown male from Glenda o'Connell and Julia Evans (Kennel Name Atherleigh)Rocco was and still is an outstanding dog who firstly gained his junior warrant and then went on to become a champion in 2008.

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Rocco (GBCH Atherleigh Rufus JW) on the move

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To date he has won 2 Best In show's,1 Reserve Best In Show, Best Vetaran In Show,Various Group Placings, 5 Challenge Certificates,3 Reserve Challenge Certificates

Sired more than 15 litters and over 85 puppies to date.

Producing 2 british champions and 2 overseas champions so far

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Bridie (Bamburger Sophias Choice) on the move

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Back in 2005 we formed the kennel affix Athemburgh from Rocco & Bridie's kennel name's

In 2005 we also had our first of 3 litters from Rocco & Bridie producing 6 puppies 2 dogs & 4 bitches.

One of the bitches from this litter GBCH Athemburgh New Beginning (Poppy) owned by Marilyn & Gordon Gilbert has been shown with some excellent results winning 7cc's 2 with bob and 3 Rcc's making us very proud.

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Poppy (GBCH Athemburgh New Beginning)

From the third litter that Rocco & Bridie had at the end of 2007 we couldn't bear to part with the bitch who we named Carnie (Athemburgh Just Beginning)

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Carnie (Athemburgh Just Beginning)

Carnie was closely followed midway through 2008 by another new edition who we bought in From Linda & Steve Evans (Kennel Name Pattishawl) a brown bitch called Rubey (Pattishawl Pirouette To Athemburgh)

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Rubey (Pattishawl Pirouette To Athemburgh)

And the latest edition to the Athemburgh kennel is a brown male from Janet & Mike Lewis (Kennel Name Potterdale) Bruin (Potterdale Rock Star At Athemburgh)

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Bruin (Potterdale Rock Star At Athemburgh)