Rocky went to live in a lovely home in SA and has been going to obedience classes which he took in stride. He then progressed to trialling.
Obedience - In the Obedience Rings he gained his CCD on the 23rd July 2016 at the age of 13 1/2 months.On 29th October 2017 Eva and Rocky gained their CD (Companion Dog) Title and on the 23 September 2018 at the SA State trial Rocky gained his CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) Title, On the 19/11/2018 Rocky and Eva received the TOP OPEN DOG (METRO) DOGS SA TOP DOG AWARD 2018. That was such a wonderful achievement for them.
Rally - In Rally-O he and Eva are also doing well having gained their (RN) Rally Novice Title on the 20th May 2017 in SA and then on 5th August 2017 gain their (RA) Rally Advance Title also in SA. . On the 1/7/2018 in SA Rocky and Eva gained their RE (Rally Excellent) Title. On the 15th June 2019 Rocky achieved his RAE Title. Rocky and Eva achieved their final pass for his RM (Rally Masters) Title gained on 15/5/2021.
NON ANKC Tricks - In July 2020, Rocky achieved his NTD - Novice Trick Dog Titles. In August Rocky Achieved his ITD - Intermediate Trick Dog as well as his ATD - Advance Trick Title. This was achieved through "Do More With Your Dog" which is an online course and can be done at home. This Title is not recognized by ANKC in Australia but it is a recognized Title by the Canadian and American Kennel Clubs. As this is not a recognized ANKC Title it is in Brackets behind his name, e.g. (NTD). I put all not recognized Titles in brackets.
Tricks (ANKC) - On the 12th September 2020 Rocky gained the final passes needed for his ANKC Recognised - TK.S (Trick Dog Starter) Title.
Lure Coursing - on the 2/5/2021 Rocky had a go at Lure Coursing and achieved his first pass plus best Junior Courser on the day: 2nd and final pass for JC (Junior Courser) Title achieved 6/6/2021: Rocky passed his first of 8 runs needed for CA (Coursing Ability) Title on 01/08/2021: 2nd run passed on 26/09/2021:
Rocky was entered in the annual fun (Not a Title) Battle Of The States - Australian 100 metre sprint competition in 2021. Rocky topped the Collies Roughs (no smooths entered this year) an impressive sprint of 7.93 second time. His cousin who has since retired in 2019 won the Back to Back wins 2018 & 2019. No collies or comp in 2020 was held.
Rocky has also been to have a look at sheep at which he is very quiet and polite for his first look as well as weight pull. He lives with a Finnish Lapphund who also looked at sheep and loved it. So Rocky will get another look in when Eva and the boys go again. He and his friend Koda enjoy long countryside walks with their owners too.
This is a special litter for the Dam owner Esther Smedley who kindly leased her to me, as well as the owner of the Sire and myself as we are all interested in the Performance side of Collie Rough and Smooth Breed. Once again a big Thank you to Esther Smedley for all the work she put into the early advancement of the litter and a big thank you also to Shelley Donald the owner of the sire for her on going support in the Dog Sport side of the breed and advice she is giving the new owners in the herding and Obedience fields.
This wonderful dog is now also training for Tracking .
A special big thank you to Rocky's owner Eva for the wonderful loving home and doing all these wonderful things with him to give him a chance to show what he is capable of.
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|Pedigree for Brafferton Black Ice CDX RAE TK.S RM JC [ATD]|
|Sire : Ch Foxbell First Romance CD RE HNAs (Smooth)||S: Ch Carluke By Design (Rough)||S: Bhyllsacre King Of Lions (Imp UK) (Rough)|
|D: Ch Carluke Champagne Blush (Rough)|
|D: Ch Foxbell First Kiss (Smooth)||S: Ch Foxbell Far Echo (Smooth)|
|D: NZ CH CH Glenrere Lady Of The Myst (Imp NZ) (Smooth)|
|Dam : TCH TS GAND CH Brafferton Night Navigator HSAs (Rough)||S: DUAL.CH.(T) Vimtar Thunder Lord TSDX HT (Rough)||S: CH. Leanor Midnight Meteor (Rough)|
|D: CH. Brentland Blue Rose (Rough)|
|D: CH. Foxbell Miss Finland (Smooth)||S: CH. Bell Pepper's Gate Keeper (Imp FIN)(Smooth)|
|D: Foxbell Hot N Firery (Rough)|