KILNHURST QUICK FIX ~TO~ KILWHISS SHOOTING STAR OVER KILNHURST

Our simply gorgeous BC girl Suri and the handsome and talented Mr Hitch welcomed their litter of five pups on Sunday 10th March.

Suri has a solid, broad-based, traditional pedigree. As an individual she is beautiful, loving, kind, fun, scarily intelligent, biddable and has a physique and athletic ability second to none. Watching her run free over the fields is food for the soul; sheer poetry in motion. As you would expect from Kilnhurst, both Suri and Hitch are fully health tested.

The search for a stud dog that would equal and of course synergise, all of Suri's amazing qualities was a long and meticulous one. As so often though the answer was right under our noses, in the form of the talented 'officer and gentleman' that is Hitch. All six generations of the pups' pedigree are packed full of dogs we have known, loved and worked. This is a very exciting litter indeed.

Hitch and Suri's litter arrived safely on 10th March 2019. This liter has the theme of 'Time' (more to the point, luxury brand watchmakers) since the last born boy kept us waiting almost ten tortuous hours before he put in an appearance.
We have five pups, four boys and one girl:


Keaton    (red and white boy)
Clerc    (black and white boy)
Kairos  (red and white boy)
Cacheux   (black and white girl)
Codek   (black and white boy)



THE GRANDPARENTS:







Sunday 10th march 2019 :  Birthday!











KEATON

Keaton P Myrick, watchmaker
Oregon, USA
  21:45 red and white boy
CLERC

Clerc Watches
'Watches of Switzerland'
22:15 black and white boy
KAIROS

Ancient Greek for the right, critical, or opportune moment.
22:18 red and white boy




CACHEUX

Fabien Cacheux, haute horlogerie
France

22:32  black and white girl
CODEK

Swiss-American mechanical watchmaker
10:42 11-03-19
black and white boy


Happy Birthday, babies! Woo Hoo, that was a ride! Suri's whelping started out cooking on gas and we had dared to hope that all would be done and dusted on the Sunday night, especially when Clerc, Kairos and Cacheux all arrived within about 15 minutes of each other.

Sadly it was not to be. A fifth perfect pup was born sleeping in the early hours of Monday, which despite frantic attempts, could not be revived. And then the wait for number six ... a staggering 9hrs 45mins later, much hair having been torn out and all of us aging several years in the process, Codek decided to arrive. There are times, many times in fact, when breeding is not for the faint hearted.

So, they are safely here and what beauties they are! Handsomely marked, noisy, active and very snuggly. This is our first litter of Kilnhurst Collies in eight and a half years, and our first litter containing black and whites, for 11yrs. Very rare things, are black and white Kilnhurst Collies!
Suri is an attentive mother and her brood are already gaining weight at a good pace. We can't wait to watch these special pups grow and see what the future holds for them.



week 1





KEATON

Our 'Mr Mellow' is an unruffled, calm but purposeful character
and handsome to boot

CLERC

This busy, active boy knows what he wants and he's not afraid to get it, or complain when he doesn't!
KAIROS

A level-headed, strong and leggy lad with quiet determination
and a cute goatee beard!



CACHEUX

Sugar and spice and all things nice, this adorable girl is absolutley beautiful inside and out

CODEK

Mr Green our big boy is getting less green by the day. Such a handsome, snuggly chubber.


Phew. After the drama of their arrival last week the pups have spent a quiet week in the nest, feeding, feeding and feeding. They are growing at a tremendous rate and are strong and very active. Suri is a wonderful mother and with a glossy coat of silk, has already got her figure back and is enjoying the freedom of running in the springtime fields again.

It's good to see poor Codek getting whiter on the white bits as the days go by. Due to placenta pigmentation before birth he was born a striking shade of lime green, which was a bit alarming at first. Now our lovely chunky boy is starting to look more like proper collie colours - green and black not being the usual uniform!

The pups are very busy around the box. We're looking forward to eyes starting to open in the coming week. At that point their world opens up to new possibilities and their real characters start to show through. Are we enjoying this litter of pups already? You bet we are. They're gorgeous.