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Ch. Wyndlair Rachel Alexandra

Wyndlair Avalanche, ROM ex Wyndlair Aurora Borealis

Rachel was an important piece in the development of our breeding program. Sired by the prepotent sire, Wyndlair Avalanche, ROM, she is out of the exquisite white-factored sable Wyndlair Aurora Borealis. Rachel had the distinction of being the granddaughter of TWO CCA Winners Bitches – Ch. Southland’s Confederate Clouds – 2003 CCA WB & Ch. Twin City Wyndlair Anthem – 2015 CCA WB/BOW. This white-factored blue merle had many valuable virtues, including a beautiful, well-set dark eyes, a full round muzzle, sweeping body lines, rib spring, substance, and a correctly-textured coat that was both beautiful AND easy-to-maintain. If a breeding program is evaluated by the quality of its bitches, we felt blessed to have had this one.

Rachel had immediate success in the show ring from the 6-9 month puppy class. She went Winners Bitch under Marjorie Tuff, Phyllis Autrey and Monica Canestrini, as well as specialty major reserves under Carmen Leonard and George Horn. She also took a Best in Sweepstakes under Sheltie breeder/judge Robert Piccirillo. She finished off her show season taking 2nd Place in the tough 6-9 AOAC class at the 2010 CCA National in California under breeder/judge Barbara Linder. Rachel came back out with a bang at the large 2011 Illiana/Chicago specialty weekend, going WB/BW under Linda Robbins, WB/BOS/BOV over specials under Sandy Thompson, and RWB under Carole Stanley!

Rachel’s legacy will always be her litter sired by Ch. Classique Midnight Vision – 2012 CCA Winners Dog. That litter included:

  • Ch. Wyndlair Classique Incandescent – 2014 CCA BOS/BOB
  • Ch. Wyndlair Cherokee Exclamation
  • Ch. Wyndlair Classique Enchanted
  • Ch. Wyndlair Arindel Zaikov
  • Ch. Wyndlair Pennylane Sweet Acquisition

Every champion finished with multiple major specialty wins – most in only a handful of shows. Every Wyndlair Collie today traces back to that litter that possessed an extreme level of breed type and quality.