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CH Astrellita Gold Dust (Sadie)

French and International champion Astrellita Gold Dust (OneWay's Skalle Per X Astrellita Bedazzled) born 22 October 2001, bred by Stella and Marylin Clark. CEA/CRD/PRA clear, hips A/A, TAN A (character test)

Sadie - somewhere by the Jaun Pass in Switzerland on our way to visit her grand-daughters in Austria (July 2006)


     From the moment we first saw the twin antennae of her ears at Marseille Airport through a window of her travelling crate, we realised that nothing could shake Sadie's confidence. She came out of the crate, big, bold and fearless and so she has remained (with the small reservation of an escalator at Lyon airport which she always edges away from).
     She is the most loving and loyal dog you could hope for. She is a wonderful mother taking care of her puppies and defending them long after her duties should have finished.
     She loves agility but is too fast for us!
     Faults? Yes, she has one and that is her yodelling - when she greets us she sings and intersperses the song with loud ear-splitting yips!!! Fortunately, none of her puppies have inherited this trait.

FR Int CH Astrellita Gold Dust (Sadie)
Sadie at 6 months, with Clea
Sadie with her daughter Miss, March 2006
Snow at Les Castagniers

Sadie has won many CACS, CACIBs and BOBs, and on 28 February 2004 she was in Paris at the Salon d'Agriculture, where she won 3rd prize in the Concours Général Agricole. See her Show results.

In 2004, Sadie was mated with CH OneWay's Miraculix, a sable dog at Mrs Gudrun Hartmann's Jack-Mack's kennels in Germany, and she had a litter of four puppies.

Both Astrellita Gold Dust and Oneway's Miraculix are winners of the French Collie Club's Gold Trophy cup for their 2003 show results.

On 1 May 2005, Sadie had her second litter, sired by CH Moon Walker from Misstoff (Marvin), at Rowvale in England (CEA/PRA clear, 30 CCs, 17 RCCs, 10 BIS). In 2006, Moon Walker won the coveted British Collie Club Challenge Trophy for Best In Show. He followed up by winning BOB at Crufts for a second time and the Smooth Collie of the Year contest for an unprecedented 4th time. Please click here to read Marvin's extraordinary story - The Life and Times of Ch Moon Walker from Misstoff, by Brenda Kennedy, on Jeanette McGregor's Rowvale Kennels website.

Sadie (left) with her son Artemis Aeolus du Clos des Castagniers (Zeph) and Artemis Aurora du Clos des Castagniers (Miss)

Sadie was also mated with Whashishi's Gideon in Germany, and had puppies in June 2007.

16 September 2008. Copyright © 2007-8 Dianne and Parn Taimsalu.