When Andrew retired in 1994 we moved once more, selling the house and kennels to my daughter. Our new house, called Caurniehill, is on the west coast of Scotland. As he grew older Andrew found the beagles a little difficult to cope with, so when my last 2 died at the great old ages of 16 and 17, he decided - No More Beagles!!
Again we were dogless for a few months, until I persuaded him to give another breed a go so we now have Shelties! They are a very lively breed, but easily trained, and can be comfortably picked up to go on public transport…you wouldn’t want to carry a beagle too far! I have made up two sheltie Champions, so Caurniehill continues to be successful.

This was our first step into owning Shelties; a beautiful bitch called Lady. I was more than fortunate to have such a lovely specimen to start off with and she proved this by becoming my first Champion in Shelties - Ch Blenmerrow Melveen Mona Lisa. She had CCs from Ellis Hulme at Scottish Kennel Club, Kay Hateley at Ladies Kennel Association, Marion Spavin at Birmingham and Joanne Mayhew at Scottish Breeds, where she also won Best of Breed and was shortlisted for Best in Show. In addition to this, she had a Best of Breed under Kay Hateley and 4 ResCCs from Gail Richardson, Jim Peach, Joyce Miles and Robin Searle, where she finished up RBIS. She had two litters, the first producing Caurniehill Canaletto at Shelridge JW, who lives with Christine Aaron in the south of England. Below left he is seen with his Mum where they both won Rcc's at the SSSC show in 2008. Lady's last litter produced Jazz, Caurniehill Wild Jazz, seen below. Lady was a fabulous companion - my 'little shadow' - we miss her terribly.

09.07.2000 - 03.06.2009
'Lady by name and Lady by nature'
Lady and her son, Caurniehill Canaletto at Shelridge JW.
This is Jazz, Caurniehill Wild Jazz, who we kept from Lady's last litter.

This is Blenmerrow Melting Moment or Jodie. We felt Lady needed a friend so this was our second sheltie, and she has proved to be a wonderful mother to four litters of puppies, but is now in a lovely home loved to bits by her new owner.
We kept Harvey, or Caurniehill Harvest Gold, from Jodie's first litter.
He's pictured here with puppy, Barley, whom we kept from Jodies second litter.

Barley is now Champion Caurniehill Single Malt, having won his title in 2007. He won his CC's at Darlington 06 under Nan Wheeler, at SKC (August) 07 under Michael Bray and at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland 07
under Jenny Whitfield.
He has 3 Rcc's from Anne Hutchinson, Sheila Powell and Kay Hateley. Many thanks to all concerned. Barley is
genetically eye clear for CEA and has a Hip Score 10.
This is Barley's son Ruraidh (Mystical Spirit at Caurniehill) with his BIS Trophy &
rosettes just before going to live with Kathrin & Knut Johansen, of
Kathimer Shelties, in Norway. He was bred by Stephen Proctor. 
Ruraidh has settled in well, and we at Caurniehill, wish them all the best for
their future together. He is now called Roorie!
A production.