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14/08/2016 New photos added of Evie's puppies - Enya and Cruz - now aged 10 months.  Both puppies have had a lovely start to their show career with Cruz gaining a first in the MPD class at the ESSC Open Show in June and again at Windsor Championship show. He later gained a second place in the PD class at both National Working and Pastoral Breeds Ch Show and Leeds Ch Show.  Meantime Enya was placed 2nd in MPB class at the ESSC Open show and gained a first place in PB at Leeds Ch show.
10/01/2016 New photos of Evie's puppies aged 12 weeks
23/11/2015 New photos of Evie's puppies aged 5 weeks
16/11/2015 New photos of Evie's puppies just over 4 weeks old
08/11/2015 New photos of Evie's puppies just over 3 weeks old
31/10/2015 New photos of Evie's puppies 2 weeks old
22/10/2015 New photos of puppies 1 week old
19/10/15 Puppy photo uploaded
15/10/2015 We are delighted and relieved to announce the safe arrival of three healthy puppies, two tricolour dogs and one tricolour bitch, in the early hours of this morning. Mum is Ch Tachnamadra Evisu and both she and her babies are doing well. Photos will follow in due course when we have all caught up on our sleep!
10/10/2015 We were thrilled when our newest arrival, Lundecock's Cover Girl with Tachnamadra, aged just 6 months, was placed second in a large Minor Puppy Bitch class at the English Shetland Sheepdog Club Championship show under breed specialist Sally Akins, which means that she has qualified for Crufts 2016. 
05/09/2015 Sincere thanks to Johnny Andersson and Ulrika Nordieng for letting me have our newest arrival, Lundecock's Cover Girl with Tachnamadra, sired by Nord CH Tachnamadra The Designer "Gucci". Malva's dog puppy, Tachnamadra The Stylist, now almost 6 months old, is proving to be very promising and will be staying with us for the foreseeable future.  
27/05/2015 New pictures of Malva's puppies aged 5 weeks
20/05/2015 A few very casual photos of the puppies aged 4 weeks
12/05/2015 New pictures of Malva's puppies aged 3 weeks
09/05/2015 Welcome to our new arrivals, born 21 April 2015, now coming up to 3 weeks of age and this is the first opportunity I've had to upload some photos.
06/03/2015 A dream come true-  Evie wins the BCC at Crufts 2015
08/01/2015 At just 6 months of age Lucy attended Boston Ch Show and gained Best Puppy in Breed under judge Sue Searle
New photo of Lucy aged 6 months added to 'My Shelties' page.
26/10/2014 Having been out of the ring for almost a year growing her new coat, Evie was entered in the English Shetland Sheepdog Club Championship show on 11/10/2014 and, to my absolute delight,000 won her 2nd CC under judge Jenny Martin and went Best in Show on the referee's decision.  Just two weeks later she was entered at Midland Counties Championship Show and once again won the Bitch CC and Best of Breed under judge Val Woolley, giving us and our first homebred UK Champion. What a fabulous few weeks we have had with Evie.  Now she will be left at home for a while for a well-earned rest :-)
02/09/2014 Photos of puppies at almost 8 weeks now uploaded together with a few casual ones depicting 'fun in the sun'
23/08/14 6 week photos now uploaded
16/08/14 5 week photos now uploaded
08/08/14 4 week photos now uploaded
29/07/14 New photos of Smartie's puppies aged 3 weeks
23/07/14 New photos of Smartie's puppies aged 2 weeks
15/07/14 New photos of Smartie's puppies aged 1 week
13/07/14 Updated photos of Harry, Malva and Smartie added to My Shelties page.  Harry and Smartie now have their own page
10/07/14 Please visit the puppies page to see a photo of the new litter born 08/07/2014
16/04/14 New puppy pictures aged 8 weeks
08/04/14 New puppy pictures aged 7 weeks
01/04/14 New puppy pictures aged 6 weeks
25/03/14 New puppy pictures aged 5 weeks
27/02/14 A very sad day here at Tachnamadra  - Today we had to say goodbye to our beloved Chaise who left us so suddenly and unexpectedly.  Only 4 hours earlier we also lost her 8 day old grand-daughter from the litter below who, despite our efforts to save her, gave up on life. Words cannot express how we feel right now and how difficult it is to come to terms with today's events :-(.
19/02/14 Evie gave birth to her first litter of puppies.  Sadly, the first puppy was stillborn and 8 days later the little bitch puppy lost her fight for life, leaving us with the only surviving puppy - a sable/white dog.
10/06/13 New photo of Didget aged 7 months
19/05/13 New photos of Didget and Malva. New photo on index page
20/04/13 Welcome to our new arrival, all the way from Germany Little-Didget The Midget of Queensland
16/10/12 Meet my precious blue merle 'Smartie' aged 4 months.  Sincere thanks to my dear friend, Janet Ambler, for this very precious girl.
29/09/12 Malva now has her own page.  The weather was dry today so we managed to take a photo of her which has been added to My Shelties page.  She's now 5 months old and all her new teeth are coming through nicely.  She is still at that 'leggy' stage but just starting to grow her coat and beginning to look more like a Sheltie :-)
21/09/12 On 21/08/2012 after a few years of waiting, I realised my dream of having a bitch puppy by 'Gucci' (Tachnamadra The Designer) and collected Malva, aged 4 months, from Manchester Airport. She has the most delightful, friendly, outgoing temperament and has been with us for 4 weeks. My sincere thanks to Junita Arvidsson for allowing me to have this precious baby.
New photo of Thomas on 'My Shelties' page.
17/09/12 My sincere thanks to all those who sponsored me in my efforts to raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.  The least I can do by way of appreciation is to give you all a short resume of my day which can be seen on my BUPA Great North Run page. Donations can still be made by visiting my Just Giving page
11/08/12 Once again I'm asking a huge favour from my friends.  Please can you support my efforts to raise some money for one of my favourite charities 'Hearing Dogs For Deaf People' by sponsoring me in the BUPA Great North Run. If you feel you can help please visit my Just Giving page.
12/05/12 Change of photo on the Home page as well as some new photos of Evie and Thomas taken at recent shows
11/05/12 I'm sure you must have thought that I had abandoned you all, it's been so long since I updated the site.  I've just had an extremely busy time but we are all still here and as involved as ever in the Shetland Sheepdog.  Both Evie and Thomas have been out of coat for a few months, so we haven't been to any shows for quite some time, but that all changed when I took Evie to the Northern Counties Shetland Sheepdog Championship Show on 1st April where she was placed first in the Post Graduate Bitch Class by Marion Penwarne.  This was followed by another first place at the North Wales Shetland Sheepdog Club Open show under Nina Rowlands.  A week later we attended the WELKS championship show where once again she won the Post Graduate Bitch class and was short-listed for the BCC.  Then it was the turn of the YSSC Championship show where once again she won the Post Graduate Bitch class and was considered for the RBCC. In April this year I was very fortunate to be invited to judge the Czesky Shetland Sheepdog Club show in Prague where I was so very well looked after by the committee and those who accompanied me during my three day stay.  It was a wonderful opportunity for me to see the fantastic sights and buildings in the historic city of Prague and the Shelties in the Czech Republic. My thanks to all those two gave me such a lovely time and did everything possible to ensure I enjoyed my stay.

 

15/01/12 New photo of Chaise
07/12/11 At last I have found a few spare moments to tell you about my Visit to Norway in June 2011 to judge the Puppy and Veteran show for the Norwegian Shetland Sheepdog Club.
12/10/11 New page added showing dog development and dog vs human anatomy facts.  Information and graphics by Pet365
21/09/11 A few photos from the Wetherby 10km run
27/08/11 Not sheltie related, but I'm hoping to raise enough money for the Kirklees Disabled Swimming Team to buy some new poolside equipment and, to this end, have entered the Wetherby 10km run scheduled for 11th September 2011. All donations gratefully received and will be acknowledged.  If you would like to help, please visit my new page Wetherby 10km Run
01/07/11 You can now follow us on twitter. I'm still learning but hopefully it will be a way of keeping you all updated.
29/04/11 New photo of Gucci's son, owned by John & Leslie Tanks, Australia, added to Gucci's Offspring page
09/04/11 Sadly, our plans for puppies at the end of April have not materialised.  We have no further plans for puppies until the end of 2011 at the earliest.
16/03/11 Thomas' hip score results received from the BVA
13/03/11 New photo of Katie added to My Shelties page.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently, - more updates will follow shortly - promise ;-))
26/01/11 New story added to 'Living With The Shetland Sheepdog' page
New photo of Keira added to 'Owned by Others' page
23/11/10 New page added 'Living With The Shetland Sheepdog' illustrating short stories written by sheltie lovers worldwide
12/11/10 New photos of Evie (taken by Lana at ESSC Championship show) added to My Shelties and Evie's pages
New photo of Thomas and Monet on the home page
31/10/10 Midland Counties Championship Show - Evie won won the Puppy Bitch Class and went on to win Best Puppy in Breed.
Thomas was placed Reserve in Minor Puppy Dog and Monet was placed 2nd in Yearling Dog. Judge: Mrs M. Bathurst
23/10/10 At the English Shetland Sheepdog Championship Show Evie won the Puppy Bitch Class, Thomas gained a VHC in Minor Puppy Dog and Monet was placed 3rd in Yearling Dog. Judge: Mrs F. Sommerfield (bitches)  Mrs K. Hateley (dogs)
03/10/10 At the Yorkshire Shetland Sheepdog Club Open Show, Evie repeated her success of the past couple of weeks by winning the Puppy and Novice bitch classes, Reserve Best Bitch, Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show.  Judge: Mr J Horswell.  Thomas won the Minor Puppy Dog, Puppy Dog and Maiden Dog classes and Best Puppy Dog. Monet gained a second place in the Post Graduate class.  Judge: Mrs L Whittington
28/09/10 Once again Evie did us proud by winning Reserve Best Bitch, Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy In Show at the Eastern Counties Shetland Sheepdog Club Open Show. Judge Mrs N. Rowlands (bitches) Mr S Gruszka (dogs)
11/09/10 Just when I thought our good luck couldn't possibly continue, we were thrilled to have another lovely day at Richmond Championship show with Thomas being placed second in the Minor Puppy Dog class, Monet winning the Yearling Dog class and Evie exceeding our wildest dreams by winning the Reserve Bitch CC and Best Puppy in Breed. Judge:  Mr. T. Robin Newhouse. Certainly it was a day to remember. New photo of Thomas and Evie on their respective pages.

Thomas Evie Monet
04/09/10 Saturday 04/09/10 was another very special day for us at Birminingham Championship show.  Thomas won the Minor Puppy Dog class and surpassed all our expectations by going on to win best puppy in breed, Monet won the Yearling Dog class and Evie gained a second place in Puppy bitch. Judge Mr J Martin.  We hope to have some more up to date photos to show you very soon.
21/08/10 What a lovely day we had at the Welsh KC championship show today with Thomas winning the Minor Puppy Dog class, Monet winning the Yearling Dog class and Evie winning the Puppy Bitch class.  Judge:  Dr Jane Hill.
07/08/10 At his first show, the Shetland Sheepdog Club of North Wales Open show, Thomas aged 6 months and 3 days, won the Minor Puppy Dog class and Monet was placed second in Graduate Dog. Judge: Mr D Jewell , Evie was placed second in Minor Puppy Bitch and won the Maiden Bitch class. Judge: Mr J Scragg.
31/07/10 At the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club Open show Evie won the Minor Puppy Bitch class and went on to win Best Puppy Bitch and Best Puppy in Show. Judge: Marion Penwarne. Monet was placed third in Yearling Dog. Judge: Johnny Andersson.
23/07/10 At Leeds Championship Show Monet won the Yearling dog class and Evie gained a second place in Minor Puppy bitch class. Judge: Kevin Young.  New photos of Monet and Evie taken at Leeds Championship Show.
New photos of Monet and Evie on My Shelties page
16/07/10 At National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show, Monet won the Yearling dog class and Evie gained a second place in Minor Puppy Bitch. Judge: Val Woolley.   
Evie and Thomas now have their own pages.  
New photos of  Thomas and Evie on My Shelties and My Young Hopefuls pages
14/07/10 New photo of Tachnamadra Grand Design "Ollie" sent in by his owner
03/07/10 At Windsor Championship show Monet won the Yearling dog class and Evie gained a Reserve in the Minor Puppy Bitch class - Judge Geoff Duffield.
27/06/10 Monet Sally's babies leave us to go to their new homes - photos taken with their new owners
21/06/10 Sally's babies 8 weeks old
12/06/10 Sally's babies 6 weeks old
06/06/10 New photo of Thomas aged 4 months on My Young Hopefuls page
03/06/10 Sally's babies 5 weeks old
26/05/10 Sally's babies 4 weeks old
19/05/10 Sally's babies 3 weeks old
11/5/10 Sally's babies 2 weeks old
Updated photos of Ollie & Jodie
05/05/10 Sally's babies 1 week old
29/04/10 New arrivals - Sally's babies born 27/04/10
03/04/10 Katie's babies 8 weeks old
25/03/10 Katie's babies 7 weeks old
Updated pictures of Coco and Evie on My Young Hopefuls page.  New picture of Cindy on My Shelties page
20/03/10 Katie's babies 6 weeks old
14/03/10 New page added showing photos of Monet's proving litter aged 12 weeks
13/03/10 Katie's babies 5 weeks old
06/03/10
Katie's babies 4 weeks old
26/02/10 Katie's babies 3 weeks old
23/02/10 New photo of Sally aged 20 months
21/02/10

Katie's babies 2 weeks old and new photos of Evie, aged 14 weeks

14/02/10

At the YSSC Open show Monet, aged 15 months, won the Junior and Not Bred By Exhibitor classes and went on to win Reserve Best Dog.

Photo PetphotosbyLana.co.uk

 

12/02/10

 Katie's babies 1 week old

04/02/10

New arrivals at Tachnamadra
10/01/09

New puppy pictures aged 8 weeks
06/01/09

 

 Fun in the snow 06/01/10
27/12/09

New puppy pictures aged 7 weeks

 

New puppy pictures aged 6 weeks

21/12/09

 

New puppy pictures aged 5 weeks

12/12/09

New puppy pictures aged 4 weeks
06/12/09 New puppy pictures aged 3 weeks
28/11/09 New puppy pictures aged 2 weeks
21/11/09

At Burnley & District Canine Society Open Show, aged 13 months, Monet won the Junior and Post Graduate classes, together with BOB, giving him his JW (subject to KC confirmation)
21/11/09

New photos of the puppies aged 1 week
14/11/09

Following on from the sad loss of Ice, new life arrives at Tachnamadra - See Puppies page
31/10/09 At the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club Championship show Monet won the Junior and Novice Dog classes
17/10/09 At the English Shetland Sheepdog Club Championship show Monet won Puppy Dog and Novice Dog classes
16/10/09

My beautiful 'Ice' taken away from us so suddenly and unexpectedly on 15/10/09 at the tender age of 2 years. How I wish a river of tears could take away the pain of her loss but, sadly, it's going to take much more than that.  Rest in peace my darling 'Ice', you will never be forgotten
11/10/09

At Craven Canine Society Open Show, Monet won Puppy Dog and Junior Dog classes under Breed Specialist Mr Ron Davies and went on to win Reserve Best Pup in Show under BIS judge Rodney Oldham (Towmena) even though he is now losing his puppy coat and looking decidedly bald! ;-)

(Photo by Hilary Gamble)

30/08/09 Monet won Puppy Dog, Novice Dog and Best Puppy Dog at Eastern Counties Shetland Sheepdog Club Open Show, Judge Mrs C Smedley.
08/08/09

At the Mid Western Shetland Sheepdog Club Open Show - Monet won Puppy Dog, Novice Dog and Best Puppy Dog
03/08/09 Paignton Championship show  - Monet won the Puppy Dog Class, Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed. Once again, Sally gained a third place in Junior Bitch - Judge Gill Partridge
27/07/09 At his last show as a Minor Puppy Monet makes it three in a row, by winning the Minor Puppy Dog class and Best Puppy Dog at Leeds Championship Show, while Sally gained a third place in Junior Bitch - Judge:  Ann Arch
22/07/09 New picture of Monet aged 8 months
19/07/09 New photo of Gucci by Karin Pöiklag © and used with her permission
18/07/09 Another lovely win for Monet when he won the Minor Puppy Dog class at National Working and Pastoral Breeds Championship show - Judge Jane Edwards
12/07/09 Monet won the Minor Puppy Dog class and Best Puppy Dog at East of England Ch Show - Judge: Gwen Beadon.

Received the news from Johnny Andersson, that Gucci gained his Swedish and Finnish Championship titles today

05/05/09 New photos of Monet on My Young Hopefuls and My Shelties pages
Monet now has his own page
14/04/09 Photos of Taylor's development have now been removed from my site and can be seen on the newly launched website of Rossnow Shetland Sheepdogs
24/03/09 New photo of Karmidale Monet with his litter sister Karmidale Matisse (photo by kind permission of John Dimmock) on My Young Hopefuls page
17/03/09 Updated photos of Ice and Star on My Shelties page
15/03/09 Pictures have been moved from My Shelties page to a new page entitled Owned by Others
14/03/09 Sally now has her own page and is featured on My Shelties page
Updated photos of Sally on My Young Hopefuls Page
04/03/09 Gucci's offspring - New page showing some of Gucci's offspring
01/03/09 Updated photos of "Monet" on My Young Hopefuls Page
09/02/09 My Young Hopefuls  Updated photo of Sally and introducing "Monet"

Very shortly I hope to spend some time updating the website and making it more user friendly and easier to navigate