EDINGLEN BEARDED COLLIES

About Us



I came from a horse riding background like many of my fellow dog exhibitors.
My father put me on a pony at the age of three and as they say 'the rest is history'.
My childhood, teenage and young adult years were filled with
pony clubs, eventing, showing and breeding horses
.....I lived and breathed them as did my younger sister.

 Self preservation kicked in after I had my children and after a series of 'not too nice'
fallsI decided that my horse riding days were over, 
it was around this time I became friends with a dog exhibitor and so it began.....

 I had always had dogs, and had in fact trialled my German Shepherd bitch to her CD title.
I began going to shows with my friend, helping her with her dogs and watching what went on.
I decided that I would like to 'have a go' at this dog showing 'hobby' so began looking for a suitable dog.

Why a Beardie?
I knew I wanted a dog that was excellent with children and other animals, was intelligent and easy to train
and would be able to fit in with our busy and often noisy household.
I had also decided that I didn't mind a bit of grooming and therefore a long coated breed would be suitable....
I loved the glamour of the long coated breeds in the showring.
At this point I had never actually set eyes on a Beardie and in fact came upon one by accident
when I was on holiday in Queensland.
After meeting him, I devoured every piece of reading material I could source about Bearded Collies and decided that this was the breed I had been looking for.

In the Beginning
 After researching breeders in Australia, I decided to approach  the most
successful show kennel in Australia at that time
~ Burnhardt Bearded Collies ~ owned by Joan and David Smith.
After months of talking to convince them that I was prepared for a Beardie,
I was lucky enough to finally own one of their beautiful puppies.
Toby (Ch Burnhardt Logans Legend) joined our family in 1996,
and so began my love affair with this wonderful breed.
I am so grateful for the advice, support and guidance that Joan and Dave have extended to me

over the years, but more importantly I am so grateful for their friendship.
I couldn't have asked for more knowledgeable mentors for our wonderful breed.

Needless to say, nowadays showing and breeding Bearded Collies is not so much
a 'hobby' as a 'way of life'.

So why do I show my dogs?

Showing my dogs against competition allows me to compare my dogs with others and confirms
to me that I am on the 'right track' with my breeding program.
This is important. Many dogs look good at home and only when they are compared with other good dogs
can you see if they are in fact equal or better.
Comparison is the material of which dogs shows are made. It also gives me a chance to 'showcase'
my dogs to other breeders who may be interested in certain 'lines'.

Breeding: Having large numbers of dogs 'titled' that carry my prefix
is NOT my motivation for breeding.

I only breed when I am  planning my future show prospect and I only allow those dogs who I believe are
worthy of a Championship Title to enter the show ring 'Quality not Quantity!'
If I wouldn't be happy to show the dog myself, then it doesn't go in the show ring...end of story!

Litters

 Our first much awaited litter arrived at Edinglen in May 2004.
Out of this litter came our Multi Best in Show, Best in Specialty Show winning bitch,
AU Grand Ch Edinglen Fascination (Charlotte).
She is more than I could ever have imagined and was extremely successful in the showring,
taking out numerous awards from a young age. 
Charlotte was retired early from the show ring when she sustained an inury during travel. 
She gave us two wonderful litters: her first litter produced our stunning
AU Supreme Ch Edinglen Enchanting (AI) and proves that quality breeds quality!
Her second litter produced AU Supreme Ch Edinglen Till There Was You.

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Edinglen Kennels welcomed it's second litter of Bearded Collies in July 2008. 
A litter of 6 beautiful babies, 4 girls and 2 boys.
  We kept a brown girl - who is now AU Supreme Ch Edinglen Unforgettable (Ruby), winner of the
TASMANIAN CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS FOR
2011, and a MULTI SPECIALTY BEST IN SHOW
winner (Championship Show). 
This litter also produced AU Ch Edinglen Mirage
- successfully campaigned in NSW by Raelene and Steve Dudley;
Edinglen Infatuation CCD RA, trained and loved by S & J Harrison;
and, Edinglen Inspiration CD RA AD JDX GD, trained to perfection by Barry Gray.

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May 2010 saw Edinglen welcome its third litter. Sired by AU Ch Galagold Ami Thfull Monte
and out of AU Ch Stylyn Charitee.
A litter of 9 bouncing babies! From this litter we placed
a stunning boy in a home where we have access to him for stud duties.
All of the puppies have now joined their new families where they will bring years of unconditional love,
companionship and their special 'beardie' charisma!

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June 2011 saw us welcome our very special singleton litter - a stunning bitch puppy out of our
AU Grand Ch Edinglen Fascination (Charlotte) and
sired by AU Ch Ramsgrove Revolution PT -Imp Uk (Chad).
AU Supreme Ch Edinglen Enchanting AI made her show debut in September 2011
and took out Best Baby in Show
....we knew when we mated Charlotte to Chad we would get something really special....we weren't wrong!
With a huge personality and movement to match we were excited
to see what the future would bring for this very special girl.
She didn't disappoint and is now a MULTI Best in Show winner (All breeds and Specialties)
and Australia's youngest
Bearded Collie Bitch to attain the title of Supreme Champion!
Ava was Australia's NO 1 Bearded Collie in 2014 & 2015, and dam of
Australia's #1 Beardie in 2016 & 2017!
Not only is she a successful show dog, but she has produced too!

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July 2012 we welcomed a litter sired by AU Ch Bonibraes Wolfmans Encore PT
and out of our stunning girl Charlotte (AU Grand Ch Edinglen Fascination).
5 boys and 2 girls - and our first Rainbow Litter (all four colours). This litter
produced our Porter (AU Supreme Ch Edinglen Till There Was You) who was retained in
partnership with our wonderful friend Julie Lyons (QLD).
Julie and Porter amassed an impressive list of wins and Julie piloted Porter to
his Supreme Champion title. 
It also produced Maddison - AU CH Edinglen All You Need Is Love. Maddison joined
Harvey's breeders, however returned in 2018 for a litter.

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In September 2013 we welcomed a very special baby girl
- out of Ruby 'AU Supreme Ch Edinglen Unforgettable' -
and sired by Yikes 'CIB CACH SECH DKCH CPHW11 FICH NORDCH High Jack Big Whoop HIC VA (SWE)'.
A beautiful slate girl whom we have named 'Hilary' ~ AU CH Edinglen Little Miss Sunshine (AI).

Hilary is certainly living up to her name and is the happiest beardie we have ever lived with.
Hilary is now a Specialty Best in Show winner! 
Hilary is my favourite Beardie to show, full of fun, always happy, and always give 100%

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January 2015 we welcomed Ava's  (AU Sup Ch Edinglen Enchanting AI) first litter, sired by the one and only
Yikes '
CIB CACH SECH DKCH CPHW11 FICH NORDCH High Jack Big Whoop HIC VA (SWE)'.
1 male and 1 female, both slate.
Vivian (AU CH Edinglen Pretty Woman) was Australia's No 1 Bearded Collie Rising Star 2015 and is already
a Runner Up In Show winner before 12 months of age!
Vincent (AU Ch Edinglen Starry Starry Night) earns his Australian Champion title at 10 months and is
showing extreme promise taking out Res Challenge at both Sydney Royal and the Bearded Collie
Specialty from the junior class! Vincent is now a multiple Best in Show winner and is now the
youngest Bearded Collie in Australian history to gain his Supreme Champion title!! He was also Australia's
#1 Bearded Collie in 2016!
Vincent lives with and is co-owned with Julie Lyons (QLD).
Vivian is closing in on her Supreme title too and was Australia's #1 Bearded Collie in 2017!

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In April 2017 we welcomed Ava's (AU Sup Ch Edinglen Enchaning AI) second litter, sired by our beautiful
imported boy Edward (AU CH High Jack Ultimate Experience ~Imp SWE). 4 males and 3 females.
We are thrilled with the quality of this litter and could have easily placed all of them in show homes!
Staying at Edinglen are:
'Edinglen Somebody Stop Me' - a striking black male

'Edinglen U Had Me At Hello' - a stunning black female - has joined Julie Lyons in Qld,
where we are sure she will have a very successful show career -we wish them the best of luck!

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In May 2018, we were lucky enough to lease back Maddison - AU CH Edinglen All You Need Is Love - for her first litter. We mated her to Edward - AU CH High Jack Ultimate Experience (Imp SWE).
From this litter we welcomed 3 black dogs and 3 brown girls!

We retained a boy - Edinglen The Wonder Of  You - a cheeky boy who has had a wonderful start to
his show career.

Edinglen Here You Come Again - made the trip across the ditch to her new home in NZ and we
welcomed Jenny Rutherford to the Edinglen family! They have had a wonderful start to her show
career notching up some lovely wins which makes us very proud!

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Our very, very special Swedish boy arrived in April 2016
'High Jack Ultimate Experience (Imp SWE)'
'Edward' was bred by Anneli Dahl of High Jack Kennels and we are indebted
to her for allowing this stunning dog to join us in Australia.
Edward boasts some of Europe's most influential Beardies and shares similar lines to
Vivian and Hilary through their sire ' High Jack Big Whoop'.
We have some exciting litters planned for 2017-2018!

 

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I started training for my Judges licence mid 2017, and recently attained my ANKC licence to
judge Bearded Collies at Championship level.

I am an active member of the following clubs:

Dogs NSW

The Victorian Bearded Collie Club

The NSW Bearded Collie Club

The Bearded Collie Social Club of SA

Editor for the NSW Bearded Collie Club 'Beardie Business'

Webmaster - Bearded Collie Club of NSW website
 


Contact Details

Michele Lincoln
Yass, NSW, Australia
Phone : 0438 067 697
Email : edinglen1@gmail.com