Achievements

ACHIEVEMENTS PAST AND PRESENT IN PERFORMANCE AND SHOWRING FOR BRAFFERTON OWNED OR BRED COLLIE ROUGHS AND SMOOTHS.

Whilst it is wonderful to see dogs from litters achieving, the most important is to see them all in loving family homes.  Some people do not have the time with work and/or family commitments and activities to do the training for trialling level.  Many have given the dogs a variety of wonderful experiences in outings to country and beach as well as basic training and they are enjoying a good quality of life in loving family homes.  All this is also greatly appreciated and I love hearing about them all.

TO ALL THE BRAFFERTON OWNERS, A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO.

During our time in performance sports we have seen many changes come and go as well as new disciplines introduced. Herding we saw in its infancy and the changes from HIT being a Title with the passing of more than one test required being more similar to the now HT then the introduction of the HIC later with only one pass required.  Tracking has seen many changes too. We started with TQT which is now gone and also saw the introduction of extra tests. We were there for the beginning of Track and Search and achieved the then highest level being TSDX with 3 of our collies at the time.  Later came the TS CH and TS Grand CH which Shadow son of Thunder achieved keeping the first of things in these fields in the family. We were also lucky enough to see Rally Obedience come into being here in Australia. There are still very many new disciplines out there that collies have yet to try. Such a variety of things for a very versatile breed, will be a great journey for some.

Below are the Dogs that have achieved and their Resigstered names with Titles, followed by year order of who achieved what (Call Names only on these).

I have colour coded the ANKC recognised disciplines :- Herding, Tracking, Track & Search, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Showring abd Lure Coursing.  I have also colour coded  Battle Of The States - Australian 100 Metre Sprint Competition  and Nose Scent Detection Work which has ORT (Odour Recognition Test). This is not yet ANKC recognised but many dogs are doing it.  There are Braffertons are out there having a go and achieving in  many of these fields. 

Our first Three and now past Collies.

“Thunder” - DUAL CH T VIMTAR THUNDER LORD HT TSDX - (Tri Rough M) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

“Lightning” - T CH VIMTAR LIGHTNING FLASH CCD  HT TSDX - (Sable Rough M- Neutered) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

 “Star” - T CH CALSTEAD STARRYEYES HT TSDX - (Sable Rough F - Nuetured) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by Glenn Brown (Son) and myself.

Litter 1

“Shadow” - T CH TS GRAND CH BRAFFERTON FOLLOWED BYA SHADOW RN HSAs - (Tri Rough M) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

“Angel” - T CH BRAFFERTON HEAVEN SCENT RN TSDX - (Tri Rough F) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

“Ranger” - BRAFFERTON BACKON TRACK TD HT - (Blue Rough M) currently living with my son and his partner handled by myself.

“Finda” - BRAFFERTON PATH FINDER (HIC) - (Blue Rough F) currently living with my son and his partner, handled by myself. Was later Neutered after her litter.

 “Trooper” - DUAL CH (T) BRAFFERTON BUSH MASTER CCD RN TSD - (Tri Smooth M) owned and handled by Yvonne Hill.  Neutered after gaining his Australian Champion Title and still living with Yvonne.

Navi” - T CH BRAFFERTON NIGHT NAVIGATOR TSDX HSAs - (Tri Rough F) owned and handled by Esther Smedley. Was later Neutered after her litter and still living with Esther.

Cosi(Was Silvie as pup)  - CH BRAFFERTON SILVER SEARCHER (HIC) - (Blue Smooth F) was owned by Kerry Webb of Ngalla Prefix in Tasmania at time of Titles. Never bred from, she was later Neutered  and currently living with Sandra Duke in NSW.

Litter 2

“Calypso” - BRAFFERTON SEA NYMPH (HIC) - (Blue Rough F) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

Triton” - BRAFFERTON TRITON LORD TDX (HIC) - (Tri Rough M) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

Litter 3

Ava” -CH BRAFFERTON WINTER BIRD (HIC) - (Tri Smooth F) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself

Chase” - T CH BRAFFERTON  STORM CHASER  (HIC) - (Sable Rough M) owned by Esther Smedley (Vic).

Sky” - BRAFFERTON WINTER SKY TD (HIC) - (Sable Rough F - Neutered) owned by Esther Smedley (Vic).

Rocky” - BRAFFERTON  BLACK ICE  CD RE - (Tri Rough M - Neutered) owned by Eva Gregowski and her partner living and trialling in South Australia.

Litter 4

"Dream" - BRAFFERTON I HAVE A DREAM - (Blue Merle Rough F) owned by Brafferton Kennels handled by myself.

" Sia" (was Danca as pup) - BRAFFERTON DANCING QUEEN - (Tri Rough F - Neutered) owned by Irma Crews (SA)

"Kiss" - BRAFFERTON KISSES OF FIRE (HIC) - (Blue Merle Rough F) owned by Corine Pepping (Vic).

Litter 5

"Cleo" (was Thyme as pup) - BRAFFERTON ITS ABOUT TIME - (Tri Smooth F) owned by Coral Moffat

2001

Thunder - Tracking - TQT (Tracking Qualification Test - then a pre requisite to Tracking) 2/9/2001

Lightning - Tracking - TQT (Tracking Qualification Test - then pre requisite to Tracking) 22/9/2001

2002

Thunder - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title 23/6/2002

Lighting - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title  25/8/2002

2003

Thunder - Tracking - TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title 29/6/2003

Thunder - Tracking - T.CH. (Tracking Champion) Title 12/7/2003 - First Collie/Collie Rough in Australia to achieve this.

Lightning - Tracking - TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title 12/7/2003

Lightning - Tracking - T.CH. (Tracking Champion) Title 9/8/2003

Lightning - Herding - HIT (Herding Instinct Test) Title 27/12/2003

2004

January 2004 saw us move from our Seaford home of 25 years to a bigger property at Bittern on the Mornington Peninsula.

Thunder - Herding - HIT (Herding Instinct Test) Title 15/4/2004

Star - Tracking - TQT (Tracking Qualification Test) 5/6/2004

Star - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title  22/8/2004

2005

Star - Tracking - TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title 12/9/2005

2006

Star - Tracking - T.CH. (Tracking Champion) Title 13/5/2006 - First Collie Rough Bitch in Australia to achieve this.

2007

Lightning - Obedience - CCD (Community Companion Dog) Title 26/8/2007

Thunder - Herding -  HT (Herding Test) Title - 2/9/2007

Lightning - Herding - HT (Herding Test) Title - 2/9/2007

Star - Herding - HT (Herding Test) Title - 2/9/2007

2008

This year spent training dogs in readiness for upcoming new Track and Search Discipline.

2009

Star - Track & Search - TSD (Track & Search Dog) Title -  22/8/2009

Lightning - Track & Search - TSD (Track & Search Dog) Title -  24/8/2009

2010

Thunder - Show Ring - CH (Australian Champion) Title 21/1/2010 [This qualified him for his Dual CH (T) Title] - First Collie Rough in Australia to achieve this

Thunder - Track & Search - TSD (Track & Search Dog) Title -  24/4/2010

Thunder - Track & Search - TSDX (Track & Search Dog Excellent) Title. 1/10/2010 - Then Highest Track and Search level. First Collie/Collie Rough in Australia to achieve this. Lightning 2nd and Star 3rd in order of tracks of the night.

Lightning - Track & Search - TSDX (Track & Search Dog Excellent) Title. 1/10/2010

Star - Track & Search - TSDX (Track & Search Dog Excellent) Title. 1/10/2010

2011

First Litter under Brafferton Prefix whelped 17/3/2011 - 4 Boys 4 Girls - 4 Tri’s 4 Blues - 5 Roughs 3 smooths. Sire Dual Ch (T) Vimtar Thunder Lord HT TSDX [Tri Rough] - Dam CH Foxbell Miss Finland [Blue Merle Smooth].  Named with a Tracking Theme as Sire was first Tracking Champion Collie Rough in Australia and Dam had connections to another Tracking Champion.

Cosi - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 2011 age 9 months (In Tasmania) [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title] 

2012

Shadow - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 1/4/2012: [This is a pre requisite to Herding not a Title]

Ranger - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 1/4/2012: [This is a pre requisite to Herding not a Title]

Finda - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 1/4/2012: [This is a pre requisite to Herding not a Title]

Navi - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 1/4/2012: [This is a pre requisite to Herding not a Title]

Cosi - Show Ring - CH (Australian Champion) Title - Prior to Trooper 2012 in Tasmania.

Trooper - Show Ring - CH (Australian Champion) Title - 8/7/2012

2013

Navi - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 17/8/2013

Shadow - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 24/8/2013

2014

Shadow - Herding - HT (Herding Test) Title - 2/3/2014

Navi - Herding - HT (Herding Test) Title - 2/3/2014

Shadow - Rally Obdience - RN (Rally Novice) Title - 19/4/2014

Shadow - Herding - PT (Pre-Trial) Title - 27/4/2014

Navi - Herding - PT (Pre-Trial) Title - 27/4/2014

Ranger - Herding - HT (Herding Test) Title - 27/4/2014

Navi - Tracking - TDX - (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title - 5/5/2014

Shadow - Tracking - TDX - (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title - 6/5/2014

Angel - Rally - RN Obedience (Rally Novice) Title - 31/5/2014

Shadow - Tracking - T CH - (Tracking Champion) Title - 14/6/2014

Trooper - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 19/7/2014

Navi - Tracking - T CH - (Tracking Champion) Title - 12/7/ 2014

Angel - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 16/8/2014

Shadow - Herding -  HSAs (Herding Started A Course Sheep) Title - 13/9/2014

Navi - Herding - HSAs (Herding Started A Course Sheep) Title - 13/9/2014

Ranger - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 14/9/2014

2nd Litter under the Brafferton Prefix whelped  28/10/2014. 3 Boys 1 Girl 2 Blues 2 Tri’s all Roughs. Dam - Finda - Brafferton Path Finder [Blue Merle Rough] - Sire - Ch Kirrieloch Time Lord [Tri Rough]. Named with a Sea Theme due to us living on a Peninsula between 2 bays as well as my son and his partner being in the Navy at the Cerberus Base at the time of litter.

2015

March saw us once again selling up  after 11 years on the Mornington Peninsula and moving to our current location at Streatham in South Western Victoria where we are once again on bigger land.

Shadow - Track & Search - TSD (Track and Search Dog) Title - 26/4/2015

Trooper - Tracking TDX - (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title - 5/5/2015

Angel - Tracking - TDX - (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title - 16/5/2015

Ranger - Tracking - Passed Test 4 and Test 5 (With a Track on) on 16/5/2015 . Has not tracked since as now residing with my Son.

Finda - Tracking - Did pass Test 1 and Test 2 (With a Track on) on 16 /5/2015.  Has not tracked since as now residing with my Son.

3rd Litter Under the Brafferton Prefix whelped 7/6/2015 - 3 Boys 4 Girls. 4 Roughs 3 Smooths. Dam - Navi - T CH Brafferton Night Navigator TSD HSAs [Tri Rough]- Sire  - Ch Foxbell First Romance CD RE HNAs [Sable Smooth]. Named with a Winter Theme as born on a wild windy winter night around Pet names which were chosen by Esther’s Grandson from Paw Patrol and another of his favourite shows. Navi was leased back to me by Esther for a number of reasons but the litter was whelped and raised at Esther’s home as better for the Bitch, Esther and her family.

Shadow Track & Search -  TSDX (Track and Search Dog Excellent) Title - 4/7/2015

Trooper - Tracking - T CH - (Tracking Champion) Title - 12/7/ 2015: This qualified him for a Dual Title. Dual CH (T) status issued by ANKC 17/07/2015

Angel - Tracking - T CH - (Tracking Champion) Title - 22/8/2015

Shadow - Track & Search - TS CH (Track and Search Champion) Title - 2/10/2015- First Collie Rough in Australia to Achieve this.

Shadow - Track & Search - TS Grand Ch (Track and Search Grand Champion) Title - 24/10/2015 - First Collie Rough in Australia to Achieve this.

Trooper - Obedience - CCD (Community Companion Dog) Title - 6/12/2015

2016

Calypso - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC)  - 17/1/2016 [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title]

Triton - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 17/1/2016 [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title]

Ava - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 17/1/2016 - age 7 months [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title]

Chase - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 17/1/2016 - age 7 months [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title]

Sky - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 17/1/2016 - age 7 months  [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title]

Trooper - Rally Obedience - RN (Rally Novice) Title - 24/4/2016

Trooper - Track and Search - TSD (Track and Search Dog) Title - 2/7/2016

Rocky - Obedience - CCD (Community Companion Dog) Title - 23/7/2016

Navi - Track and Search - TSD (Track and Search Dog) Title - 30/7/2016

Chase - Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 20/8/2016

2017

4th Litter Under the Brafferton Prefix whelped 27/3/2017 - 1 Boy, 5 Girls. All Roughs. Dam - Calypso - Brafferton Sea Nymph (HIC)[Blue Merle Rough];  Sire  - Strathaven Walk Of Fame [Tri Rough]. Named with an ABBA Theme (ABBA Songs) as there is a lot of Swedish Bloodlines in their pedigree.

Rocky -  Rally Obedience - RN (Rally Novice) Title - 20/5/2017

Sky -  Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 24/6/2017

Shadow - Obedience - CCD (Community Comapnaion Dog) - 1st pass - 01/7/2017

Rocky -  Rally Obedience - RA (Rally Advance) Title - 05/8/2017

Chase -  Tracking - TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title -  28/8/2017

TritonTracking -TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 11/09/2017

Angel -  Track and Search - TSD (Track and Search Dog) Title - 22/10/2017

Navi -  Track and Search - TSDX (Track and Search Dog) Title -  28/10/2017

Rocky - Obedience - CD ( Companion Dog) Title - 29/10/2017

Trooper - ORT (Odour Recognition Test) for Birch - passed on 12/11/2017

Trooper - ORT (Odour Recognition Test) for Anise - passed on 12/11/2017

Ava -  Show Ring - CH (Australian Champion) Title - 25/11/2017 final points gained. Title issued - 21/12/2017

2018

5th Litter Under the Brafferton Prefix whelped 2.2.2018 - 1 Smooth Tri Girl only. Dam - Ch Brafferton Winter Bird (HIC) [Tri Smooth]; Sire - Ch Cheltary Dirty Dancer (Sable Rough). Litter named with a TIME Theme as tried to bring all past lines forward on Sires side.

TritonTracking - TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent) Title - 26/5/2018

Chase - Tracking - T CH (Tracking Champion ) Title - 28/5/2018

Angel - Track and Search - TSDX (Track and Search Dog Excellent) Title 1/6/2018

Rocky -  Rally Obedience - RE (Rally Excellent) Title - 01/07/2018

Trooper - ORT (Odour Recognition Test) for Clove - passed 14/7/2018

Rocky -  Rally Obedience - RAE (Rally Advanced  Excellent)  - 2 passes (2 Trials one day) on 04/08/2018

Triton - Tracking - T CH (Tracking Champion ) Title - 11/08/2018
 
Sia -   Battle of The States - Australian 100metre Sprint Competition 2018 -  Results official as of 20/08/2018. This is not a Title but an annual event done throughout Australia. Sia topped the Collies Rough and Smooth with a 100 metre sprint done in just 8.9 seconds. -  First Collie Rough in Australia to achieve this. Fastest time for Collies Rough and Smooths.
 
Ava -  Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 24/8/2018
 
Dream -  Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title - 24/8/2018
 
Chase - Track and Search - TSD (Track and Search Dog) Title 1/9/2018
 
Calyso -  Tracking - TD (Tracking Dog) Title  -  7/9/2018
 
Sia - Lure Coursing - JC (Junior Courser)  Title - 8/9/2018   (Beleived to be the First Collie Rough or Smooth  in Australia to achieve this)
 
Sia - Lure Coursing - Run 1 of 10 need passes for next level of CA passed on 9/9/2018
 
Ava -  Tracking - Test 4 passed - 9/9/2018
 
Dream -  Tracking - Test 4 passed - 9/9/2018
 
Navi - Track and Search - TS CH (Track and Search Chamion) Title - passed  15/9/2018
 
Chase - Track and Search Test 4 passed 15/9/2018
 
Chase - Track and Search -  Test 5 passed 15/9/2018
 
Rocky -  Rally Obedience - RAE (Rally Advanced  Excellent)  -  pass on 22/9/2018 (being 3rd leg)
 
Rocky - Obedience - CDX ( Companion Dog Excellent) Title - 23/9/2018
 
Angel -   Track and Search - TS CH (Track and Search Champion) Title - passed 5/10/2018
 
Triton - Track and Search - TSD (Track and Search Dog) Title -  20/10/2018
 
Rocky -  Rally Obedience - RAE (Rally Advanced  Excellent)  -  pass on 14/10/2018 (being 4th leg)
 
Kiss - Herding - Herding Instinct Certificate (HIC) - 17/11/2018 -  [This is a pre requisite to Herding Not a Title]
 
Rocky - TOP OPEN DOG (METRO) - DOGS SA TOP DOG AWARD 2018 - Awarded on the 19/11/2018
 
Rocky -  At the Dover Obedience Club Presentation received award for Highest Open Title along with trophies for CDX and RE - Awarded on the 25/11/2018
 
2019
 
 
 
 
 
 

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