In 1974 we got our first
"Show" sheltie a 14 month old sable and white
bitch called "Delamere Flower of Fashion", she
was well bred and had done a good amount of
winning for her breeder.
As we had used Balidorn in the naming of our Labrador we applied to the Kennel Club to use it as our affix. This was granted on 1st February 1975
Later that year we had our first sheltie litter by "Ch Riverhill Ricotta" and we kept a bitch, "Balidorn Hilight." She gave us our first stud book number and collected 3 Res CCs. On the 7.7.77., after a visit to "Ch Janetstown Journalist", she presented us with 4 dog puppies one of which became "Ch. Balidorn White Ginger" he was a glamourous golden sable and white with a superb temperament. He really put Balidorn on the map when in 1980 under Cynthia Charlesworth he won Best of Breed at Crufts.
Ch Balidorn White Ginger (Nicky) with Crufts BOB Trophy.