In Memory of:
LAETARE MUSIC'S CODA FROM JAKOVALL CDex UDex
Owned and handled by Marie Jordan
Breeder Mrs. Jacqui Barron
2 June 1995 ~ 23 September 2007
Sire: Sh Ch Brooksbid country Classic
Dam: Croxlea Margaret at Laetare CDex UDex WDex TDex
Skew was our first KC Reg. black and white Border Collie. He arrived at our house four years ago, and settled in like he had been there all of his seven weeks of life! He made great friends with our Border Terrier "Blue" and anyone else who talked or played with him. He is a real character and acts like a clown, enjoying life to the full.
He was bred to work and show, and that is what we wanted to do with him. He did well as a youngster in the show ring, qualifying for Crufts on numerous occasions, and gaining his Stud Book number in 1998. He also competes in obedience competitions, winning out of Beginners and now working Novice and "A".
Skew loved Working Trials, and boy did he enjoy himself. He only attended a few trials, his first trial was a CD Open Trial, and he just missed qualifying. His second was for his UD open where we qualified with 185/200. We then entered our first championship trial where he gained his CDex with 93/100. Next we traveled up to Lauder, Scotland, where Skew competed in his first UD championship trial gaining his UDex with 178½/200, and finishing 3rd overall. Skew also achieved his Gold Utility Certificate with the Midland Border Collie Club.
Skew was 2nd Top Working Trial's Dog and 9th Top Dog (Breed) with the West of England Border Collie Club for 1999,
So, as you can see that apart from being very handsome, Skew was also a very multi-talented, loveable dog.
Skew was eye tested normal, hearing (BAER) tested normal and hip scored 3:3, he had a wonderful retirement occasionally entertaining the ladies and produced some wonderful offspring.
Skew was given sleep on the 23 September 2007, a truly one in a million dog who is greatly missed.
From left to right Skew pictured at 10wks ~ 16wks ~ 5mths
From left to right Skew pictured at 5yrs ~ 8yrs ~ 9yrs