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Multi-BISS Ch. Wyndlair Island Vacation

18X Herding Group 1 Winner

(Ch. Galatean Time In A Bottle × Ch. Southland's Island Fever, ROM)

18X Herding Group 1 Winner

Perennial U.S. Top 10 Winner

2012 CCA National 1st Place Veteran (8-11)

After taking a CCA Bred-By Exhibitor class placement as a six-month-old puppy, she hit her stride as special. She finished 2006 as the #2 Rough Collie (Canine Chronicle – All-Breed) & #7 Rough Collie (Hawkins System) with minimal ring appearances & no advertising. She continued that success in 2008 finishing the year as the #1 Breeder/Owner handled Rough Collie in the USA and #4 Rough Collie (Hawkins System & Canine Chronicle). She was also #12 Rough Collie (Hawkins) in 2012 and #8 Rough Collie (Hawkins System) in 2013 as a veteran. The capstone on her illustrious show career was winning the 8-11 Veteran Class at the 2012 CCA National under Phyllis Autrey.

“Ch. Wyndlair Island Vacation topped this beautiful class of veteran bitches. This gal had it all going for her. She was in great condition and her richly colored auburn sable coat fit her body beautifully. She had a lovely balanced outline and good movement. Her expression was outstanding and the head planes and balance were wonderful. The head was clean, had no depth and was very balanced.” – Judge Phyllis Autrey, 2012 CCA National

Avery also made her mark in the whelping box as the dam of five (5) champions. In her first litter sired by Multi-BIS/BISS Ch. Twin City Secret Ambition, ROM she had two champions including Ch. Wyndlair Sea of Secrets and Ch. Wyndlair Dunrobin Winsome. Her second litter, sired by Ch. Southland’s Bowen Island, ROM included Ch. Wyndlair Madison Avenue (Multi-Group Placements), Ch. Taliesin Wyndlair Island Son, and Ch. Taliesin Savannah. “Savannah” become a pivotal bitch for Taliesin Collies, producing Ch. Taliesin Lynmar Kung Fu Panda (2017 CCA Award of Merit) and Ch. Taliesin Panda Express. Kung Fu Panda finished his American championship, and then was exported to Kenji Shigi, where he went on to become the Top-Winning Collie in Japanese breed history, winning the Japan Collie Club National Specialty multiple times. When Panda Express was bred to Wyndlair Avalanche, ROM, Taliesin got Ch. Taliesin Continuum and Ch. Taliesin Fresh Powder O’Paray – 2019 CCA Best of Breed, two of the finest Collies of their generation. Taliesin Collies today are based on the progeny of these two spectacular Collies.

Avery spent her later years with Jennie & Michael Rutkas in Illinois as a dearly-loved member of their family.

  • Breed

    Collie (Rough)

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  • Date of Birth

    September 27, 2003

  • Breeder

    Matt Stelter & Jennifer Duhon

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Health Testing

  • CERF

    CRC Mild (Perfect vision)