Welcome to my web site.
My name is Ann French. I have spent the past 33 years with Collies, starting with Roughs (see The Past page) a few of which I still own, however, the Smooth Collies have taken over. This breed has completly captivated me and my life is spent with these beautiful dogs. I now serve on The Smooth Collie Club of GB Committee and judge the Breed as well as being a Donkey Breed Society Championship show judge. My background is very equine / canine orientated including several dog behaviour courses completed including with Jan Fennel, The Dog Listener!
My original Smooth Collies all come from the Famous Foxearth Kennel lines and all my dogs are happy collies with no health issues. It is my intension to breed quality, healthy dogs, many of which will make fabulous family members and a few going on to make an impact in the breed through the showring and breeding. I require my Collies to move soundly, being fit for function and have wonderful head and eye appeal, take a look at my web site, I think you will agree the head & eye appeal is obvious!
WE HAVE ONE TRI DOG PUPPY, BORN 17th MARCH, AVAILABLE
FOR MORE PUPPY PLANS 2015 SEE PUPPY PAGE!
Fabulous day at Crufts, see news page!
2014 stop press:
Breckamore Black Caviar (owned by Claire Kemp) Best Puppy in Breed Crufts!
Blushing Groom's first Championship show & only his second show, gains 1st Puppy dog, Best Puppy Dog & Best Puppy in Breed and RCC at the presigious Brtish Collie Club with BOB Ch Foxearth Frappuccino!
First Championship show of 2014 and Fortune Cookie from Breckamore wins Bitch CC & BOB Manchester!
PGB (8,3) 1 Roden’s Fortune Cookie from Breckamore, pleasing head, eye & expression & good muzzle. Well placed forehand, nice body proportions. Very sound hindquarters. Moved soundly with such tireless ease.CC
2013 Proved to be a hugely sucessful year for our small kennel.
Three of our dogs gained the following awards:
4 Challenge certificates, 4 RCC's, 1 Junior Warrent.
SCCGB Puppy of the Year.
Two new Champions.
1 Best in show, 3 Reserve Best in show awards & 1 Best Opposite sex in show award
plus a fabulous litter sired by Flock Master.
December 14th LKA Foxearth Flock Master wins his 4th CC, Foxearth Finger Print wins 2nd Post Graduate Bitch!
Open Dog (6,1) Foxearth Flock Master for Breckamore, JW. Quality Tri with excellent outline and balance, body well filled and muscled with excellent bone and substance all through, standing absolutely true. Very smooth and well filled head, well placed stop, eyes and ears all together giving a typical expression. Superb neck , topline and rounded croup, lovely round bone well angled and on good feet. Moved out sound and free. CC.
PGB (7,4) 2nd Foxearth Finger Print, another lovely b, just took her time to settle. Excellent head qualities, dark eyes, good ears. Well developed body and good limbs which took her round with ease. Judge Mrs V Geddes, Ingeldene.
December 8th. British Collie Club Xmas open show
Our new recruit Foxearth Finger Print (pic below) gains Best Bitch, Best of Breed and Reserve Best in show!
Finger Prints full sister and Dam pictured below.
Dec 1st 2013
My lovely Tri bitch Finnish Touch For Breckamore with her fabulous well known Dam Foxearth Sticky Fingers with Breckamore
Champion Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore JW
(Sub KC App)
At stud to approved bitches, pictured below puppies from his first litter.
Breckamore Bang Tidy Breckamore Blushing Groom
@ five and a half months.
Breckamore Black Caviar Breckamore Banoffee, BPIS first time shown in Norway
Owned by Claire Kemp Owned by Janne Christin Nymark - Hansen
Blue merle bitch puppy available, permanent good pet home only. DOB 3/12/2013.
*Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore gains his Championship and Reserve Best in Show at L&P*
*Breckamore Banoffee takes Best Puppy in Show at her first show in Norway*
Flock Master takes BOB, Reserve Best in Show & Best Opposite Sex in Show at EACC under Mrs M Masterman
Foxearth Flock Master takes his 6th RCC at London Colllie Club under Mr D Rigby.
Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore JW wins BEST IN SHOW at Collie Association Open Show under Mrs S Wigglesworth.
Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore JW wins 1st Open Dog, Best Dog, Reserve Best of Breed Mr R Oldham. Best Opposite Sex in Show Mrs I Griffiths.
From left - Best Opposite Sex in Show, Ann French's Foxearth Flock Master for Breckamore JW; Best in Show and Best Veteran in Show, Trevor & Birgit Hayward's Ch Sandcastle's As You Like It at Foxearth ( Flock Master's Dam) ; Reserve Best in Show, Sue & Dave Randall's Ladnar Skylark JW; Best Puppy in Show, Val & John Geddes' Ingledene Spirit of Legend; Reserve Best Puppy in Show, Penny Evans' Southcombe Stylistic.
Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore JW wins 5th RCC under Mr A Brace Birmingham National.
Foxearth Flock MasterFor Breckamore JW takes his 4th RCC at Lancashire & Cheshire Collie Club, see photo below.
Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore JW takes his second CC at WELKS.
Photo Jon White.
Left Bev White with Clingstones Sounds Good RCC, Birgit Hayward Ch Sandcastles As You Like It at Foxearth CC, BOB,BIS (Dam of Flintab & Flock Master)
Dog CC Foxearth Flintab & Trevor Hayward, Ann French with Foxearth Flock Master For Breckamore RCC. Centre Judge Mr J. Horswell.
NB: Sounds Good is full sister, earlier litter, to our Foxearth Sticky Fingers see puppy page!
*Left, Winner of the SCCGB Puppy of the Year 2013 Foxearth Flock Master *
March 2013 * Finnish Touch For Breckamore wins Special Junior Bitch at Crufts *
* Foxearth Flock Master wins Limit Dog at Crufts *
Champion Lilymead Amazing Grace 1st Veteran Bitch
Photo John White
Lilymead Amazing Grace ,(Blue Merle)
Best Smooth Collie Veteran, Reserve CC and Best Veteran in Show at The Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain Championship Show under Breed Specialist Mr T Hayward (Foxearth)
Smooth Collies are officially a Kennel Club British Vulnerable Breed, although numbers are steadily increasing due to more people coming into the breed over the past few years.
Smooth Collies, not "smoothies" as many refer to them, after all would you call a Rough Collie a "Roughie"? Smooth collies are complete all rounders making wonderful companions and /or enjoy a more active life in Agility or even obedience.
If you wish to find out more about this lovely breed please visit the Smooth Collie of Great Britain web site www.smoothcollieclub.com
I live just outside of Ripon in North Yorkshire, less than 11 miles from where the Famous Peterblue Kennels to which the Breed owes much were sited.
After almost 30 years of owning Rough Collies and an assortment of other breeds I finally sucumbed to my wish for a smooth with the purchase of Lilymead Amazing Grace, (2 CC's 3 Rcc's) in 2005.
Having always had a passion for Horses, ponies and Foxhounds, then latterly my Miniature Donkey Herd, owning the most sucessful Championship winning Herd in the Country (www.minidonks.co.uk) I have always been a fanatic about breed type and movement.
I firmly believe one cannot really just learn correct conformation, you either understand it or you don't. I apply the same principles to all the animals here at Sunley Raynes, good heads and eye appeal, strong conformation with the movement that this should give.
My Smooth Collie family is steadily growing though quality rather than quantity is paramount, we occasionally have quality litters, see puppy page.
My kennel is tightly based on the Foxearth /Sandcastle's lines, it is my intention to breed quality, healthy collies which will take Top honours in the showring and make their mark in the breed as well as great pets !
For all your collie needs go to Collielife.com
Contact Ann French 01765 603149 / 07793812206
Last updated 03/12/2013
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