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"The Rose of Europe"

winning hearts wherever she goes

 

Cricket was born on the 4th July 1994 and sadly passed away on the 4th August 2008, aged exactly 14 years and 1 month. I remember the day she was born and new instantly, when I held this tiny, wet little bundle in my hand, that she was something special. She became my constant companion, travelled around the world with me and even in her last days would still be my constant shadow. She will be very much missed and will leave a big whole in my life but she will always remain in my heart. "Cricket" arrived in Denmark October 1999 shortly after my move to Denmark. I am proud
to have bred her and even prouder to have been owned by her. I remember when
she was just a puppy, so dark and so little and so cute and so full of mischief. She used
to like digging for Cricket's in the ground, hence her name. Cricket you are a dream come true!!!!!!!!
Cricket had a wonderful show career in many Countries, having won over 30
Certificates in Denmark alone. She is, without a doubt, the
Biggest winning border collie in Europe. She has more than 11 TITLES to
her name and they still continued to amass until she stopped being shown after my illness in 2002. She has won
Certificates in Australia, America, Denmark, Italy, Germany and
Holland with the recent Best of Breed win at the World Show held
In Holland. Cricket was best Border Collie of the year at the
Danish Border Collie Club point score for 3 years in a row and was best bithch at the World Show 3 times (she only competed 3 times) and was BOB twice.

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Photo: Jørgen Bak Rasmussen

Photo: Jørgen Bak Rasmussen

Cricket is still the ONLY border collie to have been awarded a best in group and Best in Show in Denmark at an all breeds show and I dare say, will remain so for a long time to come. She has won Best Exhibits in Show at FCI Shows and she has also won several BIS's at specialty shows, both here and in Germany where on her first trip to Germany, she won BIS at the British Breeds Show. Cricket was an utter dream to show, giving so much of herself and with her superb movement, the judges could not help but admire her. Cricket was also the first bitch to be awarded a No 1 group placement in the US.

"Cricket" was an incredible dog of brains and beauty, and yes, she did love to work sheep and was very good at it. In her spare time, she liked to sleep on the bed. Her wins are too numerous to mention so we will list just a few of her most memorable ones below.

AUST/CH Minimbah Hot Lyric AUST/CH Minimbah Hot Pursuit AUST/CH Minimbah Tradition
AUST/CH Minimbah Dashn Beauty
Koonanda Melissa C.D Wooleston Mac Callum
Wooleston Kellie
AUST/CH Tullacrest Klasfied Too AUST/CH Lochinbrae of Clan-Abby (Imp NZ) Clan Abby Lornas Brae
AUST/NZ/CH Rullion Joy
Tullacrest Karbon Copy AUST/CH Byrnbala Rhyl Solette
AUST/CH Tullaview Temptress

FREDERICIA - 20/02/2000 - HELGE WERNER HAGEN - BOB - NO 1 IN GROUP
AARSLEV BORDER COLLIE SHOW- 26/03/2000 - TUULA M TAMMELIN - BOB
ESBJERG - 08/04/2000 - KARI NYLEN - BOB - NO 1 IN GROUP,  NO 2 IN SHOW
AARS - 29/04/2000 - NIELS MOLIN - BOB, NO 2 IN GROUP
FREDERICIA BORDER COLLIE SHOW - 28/05/2000 - PETER BAILEY (UK) - BOB
FREDERICIA BORDER COLLIE SHOW - 28/05/2000 - PEGGY BAILEY (UK) - BOB
WORLD SHOW - 24/06/2000 - MILAN, ITALY- OLE STAUNSKJÆR - BOB
16/09/00 BRØNBY - HANS LEHTINEN - BOB, KØBENHAVN WINNER 2000, NO 1 IN GROUP
CRICKET ALSO HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING EXHIBITED UNDER KAREN DALGLEISH FROM THE UK, WHERE SHE ONCE AGAIN TOOK THE BREED.   IT WAS CALLED "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT" THANK YOU KAREN FOR RECOGNISING THE BEAUTY AND BORDER COLLIE QUALITIES IN OUR GIRL.
THANKS MUST ALSO GO TO SUE LARGE FROM THE WIZALAND KENNEL IN THE UK, WHO JUDGED ONE OF OUR BORDER COLLIE SHOW THIS YEAR AND AWARDED CRICKET BEST FEMALE, BEATEN BY OUR WONDERFUL "TROUBLE" FOR B.O.B.

CRICKET DOES IT AGAIN!!! ANOTHER BEST IN SHOW AT
AN INTERNATIONAL FCI ALL BREEDS SHOW.

BREED JUDGE:
LILLIAN DE RIDDER(BELGIUM)
GROUP JUDGE:
HANS LEHTINEN (FINLAND)
BEST IN SHOW JUDGE:
RUDI HUBENTHAL (NORWAY)
CRICKET GOES BOB AT THE 2002 WORLD SHOW WITH AN ENTRY OF 107
27TH & 28TH JULY 2002 - BORDER COLLIE CLUB OF DENMARK
SHE DOES IT AGAIN
BOB - BOTH DAYS

and again
BEST IN SHOW (FCI SHOW) WITH OVER 2500 ENTRIES - 4TH MAY, 2003.
CRICKET DOES IT AGAIN: BEST BITCH AND OPPOSITE SEX AT
THE WORLD SHOW HELD IN DORTMUND, 01/06/2003...GERMANY. 3 WORLD SHOWS...3 BITCH CC'S & BOB AT 2 OF THEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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