an honor to be asked to write "The Cyndella Story" for
the article HERE
My love of Collies started
when I was a child. I always had a sable rough as a companion;
a best friend who was there through the ups and downs of childhood.
When I had the thought, "Hey showing dogs looks like fun",
I knew what breed I would get . . . a Collie.
I bought my first show
dog in early 1996. She was an adorable 12 week old blue rough
bitch that I named Cynder. Despite my handling errors she became
Champion Marko's Outta The Blue when I finished
her with back-to-back majors in February 1999.
I attended my first Collie
Club of America national specialty in 2000 and was overwhelmed
with the number of beautiful dogs exhibited. At this National
I became smitten with one in particular, a smooth named CH. Keepsake
Telesis, who sired the first Cyndella litter (December 2000).
This litter marked the beginning of an appreciation, and love,
for the smooth variety.
In-breeding on who I feel
was one of the greatest smooth dogs of that time, 2X Collie Club
of America Best of Variety Winner CH Keepsake Telesis ROM, produced
our first National winner CH. Cyndella's It's My Party,
At the 2003 Collie Club
of America, Kylee won the Bred-By class. She went on to win Best
Opposite Sex to Best Bred-By as well as Best Bred-By Exhibitor
the Bettie Crawford Memorial bronze). It's My Party is the dam to six
champions; including CH. Cyndella's Triple Shot, who
is the sire of 16 champions, and MBISS Bronze GCH. Keepsake
Builder Of Dreams, who won Best Opposite Sex to Best
Of Variety at the 2014 Collie Club of America.
Blending in the respected
family of Lisara, produced specialty winning and National placing
dogs like BIS/BISS Bronze GCH. Cyndella's Yes, I'm Charmed,
GCH. Cyndella's Miss July and GCH Cyndella's
Needing an outcross, I
incorporated a bit of Tallywood via Am/Can CH Tallywood Paradox,
as well as a blend of Tartanside/Southland via CH Taliesin Lynmar's
Kung Fu Panda. These boys sired BISS GCH. Cyndella's Enigma,
GCH. Cyndella's Pandamonium (national placing and specialty major
winner) and CH.
Cyndella's Pandalicious (specialty major winner).
This "new blood"
has allowed me to line-breed on some of of my favorites dogs such
as CH. Cyndella's Triple Shot and GCH. Cyndella's
forward with a Pandamonium daughter, CH. Cyndella's Dolled Up was bred
to the Kylee son GCH. Keepsake Builder of Dreams to
produce the tri sisters MBISS GCHB. Cyndella's I'm A Party Girl and
Group-Winning G CH.
My future looks bright
. . .
CH. Cyndella's It's My Party, OFA ~ CH. Cyndella's Triple Shot,
OFA ~ CH. Cyndella's Wicked Indulgence OFA
To date I have bred/co-bred forty AKC champions, one Canadian
champion and finished four dogs not of my breeding but owned
by Cyndella. I earned the Gold AKC Bred-By-Exhibitor medallion
in July 2014 for having 10 dogs complete their championship exclusively
from the bred-by-exhibitor class.
ultimate all-breed award - BEST IN SHOW - was realized on July
14, 2013 with Silver GCH Cyndella's Yes, I'm Charmed.
has exceeded all my wildest dreams in the show ring.