John & Marg. Congdon
The affix we have originated from our love of Elvis Presley and the wonderful
songs he sang.Aaron being his middle name and the well,well why not!
Zelah was our first rough collie and was born 13/5/1972 and she came to live
with us at 7weeks of age,not like the collies shown today but she was our pride
and joy and went everywhere with us.If we were going to a restaurant and
couldn't park the car in order to see here we would move to another place until
Zelah was in view,this is how rough collies get into your hearts and lives
without trying to hard.Zelah had one litter born in 1977 all 8 were sable and
white and were so special to Margaret and i,unfortunately we lost a bitch.From
this litter we kept two strong,sturdy males Antoc and Kane and this started the
showing bug we still have today.It was not until 1979 that we applied for an
affix and were granted our last choice AARONWELL.
Aaronwell Argy Bargy became the first male and also the youngest rough collie in
Devon and Cornwall to gain a Junior Warrant.A few of our other
fond memories are of Pelido Momma Cass at Aaronwell,Jasida's Love story at
Aaronwell and Lanteague Golden Harvest who is the sire of many champions in the
UK.Although owned and shown by me never did carry Aaronwell at the end of his
name.Pride of place goes to 'whisper'alias CHAMPION Criscoll Crystal Dark at
Aaronwell our beautiful tri coloured bitch who excelled in head,coat and
personality.We were delighted when a sable male bred by us,Connor,was to become
CHAMPION Aaronwell Antique Gold at Brilyn and is also proving himself as an
influential sire in the UK and abroad.
Males admired by us in the past are CH.ABERTHORNE ARRESTER,CH.MYBERNS MINSTREL
AND CH.BRILYN SUPERTRAMP,the later has been very instrumental in the line we
strive for today.
I now have had the pleasure to judge many lovely rough collies that i had
admired from the ring side and i feel privileged that i have had the opportunity
to do this at championship show level
Although our home is not in a favourable position geographically,we travel
extensively to shows held all over England,Wales,Scotland and Northern Ireland
in order to exhibit and meet up with friends who share the same interest for our
wonderful breed,The Rough Collie.
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