Penny, pictured here
at 10 years of age, was born 29 June 1990. She got her first four points,
in the form of a specialty major, at 14 months of age and finished in 1994
with a five-point specialty major and BOB over specials. She went on to
take two more specialty BOBs that year.
Because of Penny's
exceptional movement, we expected her to do well under all-rounders, as
well as under breeder-judges. But unfortunately for Penny, she was being
shown by a relatively inexperienced owner-handler on the east coast in
the early 1990's, when the Sheltie ring was dominated by a very different
"type." With her longer, leaner head, almond eye, longer body,
neck, ground-covering sidegait, and elegance, Penny was ahead of her time
in many ways. Few all-rounders had the courage to put up something that
looked so "different." She won both majors under Sheltie breeder-judges
and the majority of her minor points under Sheltie or Collie breeder-judges.
We will never be adequately
able to express our gratitude to Deb Jones (Ashburton) for allowing us
to co-own Penny. Her influence will be felt here, and elsewhere, for many
years to come. Penny proved to be dominant for her lean, smooth backskull,
as well as her exemplary type and soundness. She and her children also
have done a good job at controlling size. With a lifetime total of just
11 puppies in four litters, Penny is the dam of six champions -- CH Foxglove Ashburton Elegy (bitch), CH
Foxglove Ashburton Ingenue (bitch), CH Ashburton
Foxglove All Of Me (bitch), CH Foxglove Ashburton
Bottoms Up (dog), CH Ashburton Foxglove Nickelodeon
(dog) and CH Foxglove Ashburton Photo Op, (bitch).
Penny is pictured below with four of her six champion kids.
Penny was the winner
of the brood bitch class at the 2000 ASSA National and, with three champions
having finished in 2000, she tied with Macdega Rendezvous, ROM, for the
year's top-producing bitch. Penny was honored with a special tribute in
the March/April 2002 issue of Sheltie Pacesetter.
left to right: CH Foxglove Ashburton Bottoms Up (Jigger), CH Foxglove Ashburton
Elegy (Ellie), CH Foxglove Ashburton Ingenue (Janey), CH Ashburton Foxglove
All Of Me (Lily), and their dam, BISS CH Malpsh Penny Serenade, ROM. Photo: