Champion Foxbell You Fetchem At Orthanc - Sable & White Collie (Smooth) - 10/08/2018


Sire: Ch. Foxbell First Romance CD RE HNAs  / Dam: Ch. Foxbell Very Finished HT

Link to Mackies pedigree

Mackie is the new addition to the Orthanc team, sired by Ren and out of the lovely Verity, owned by Janice Cook of Foxbell Smooth Collies.  He is proving to be a lovely blend of his parents, resulting in a confident puppy, with plenty of zest and curiosity for life.

Mackie is in full flight in the show ring at the moment, with a number of class in group awards already.  He achieved his Champion title the week before his 1st birthday!

He has had limited early contact with sheep and has shown serious promise for the future.  When time permits we will also start some games in preparation for tracking.

This litter has been very successful in the show ring, with his sister (Ch. Foxbell Faithfully Yours) in Tasmania winning an All Breeds Best In Show in June 2019; and his brother in New Zealand winning an All Breeds Reserve Best in Show in August 2019.

Mackie and I had our first attempt at competitive dog sports in December, attempting a Rally Novice Trial in the Collie Club of Victoria Inaugural Trial.  Despite incredibly limited training, he managed a creditable qualification pass.  I guess this means we’ll have to finish this title.

In January 2020 Mackie passed his Herding Instinct Test.  

On the 5th July 2020 Mackie became the sire of his first litter from dam Raaybeam November Skye of Raaybeam Smooth Collies.  The litter consists of 5 tricolour bitches (2 Smooth/3 Rough), 2 tricolour (1 Smooth/1 Rough) dogs and 2 sable dogs (1 Smooth/1Rough).  All pups are spoken for.

On the 27th August 2020 Mackie sired his second litter from BISS Ch. Foxbell Fashion Xtra of Foxbell Smooth Collies.  The litter is comprised of 2 tricolour bitches (Smooth), 1 sable dog (Smooth), 1 sable merle dog (Smooth), 2 tricolour dogs (Rough) and 1 blue merle bitch (Rough).  All pups are spoken for.

FUN FACTS - Mackie is a family name, one of the middle names of my paternal grandfather.  Mac also means ’son’ in Scots Gaelic, quite appropriate for the son of Ren.  The name is also a hat tip to one of my favourite comedians, Lee Mack.  Mackie is from the Foxbell ‘Y’ litter.

        © Shelley Donald 2014