Nyx

Major Pointed

Scalloway’s Dream Temptress HT RN

CH Maverick Tyrant x GCH Scalloway’s The Huntress CGC TKN

Health Clearances:

  • CEA: Mild choroidal hypoplasia
  • MDR1: Clear/Non-carrier
  • DM: Clear/Carrier
  • PRA: Clear/Non-carrier
  • DMS: Aabb 002:01/002:01 Low risk
  • OFA Hips: TBD
  • OFA Elbows: TBD
  • CHIC #TBD

Pedigree

Wilder Wild Child

Nyx was a special puppy. As she grew, it was clear she was going to need an equally special home. This was a puppy who at 6 weeks would jump over agility bars by herself, with a toy in her mouth. Serendipity brought me in touch with Sydney and somehow this crazy puppy from the other end of the USA hit all the things on their checklist. Syd didn’t plan on a collie, but Nyx was too good to pass! They flew down all the way from New York to pick Nyx up and promptly sent me a video of Nyx playing tug with their hair, in true Nyx fashion. She quickly earned the nicknames “little goat” due to her affinity for the top of the couch, and “psycho” for obvious reasons. She is definitely the habanero of the Ty x Diana litter. Nyx takes everything in stride, and is currently training as a medical alert service dog.

Nyx is a slow-maturing girl but has had some significant wins as a puppy with her owner Syd, who is new to AKC shows. At their first show, these two went Reserve Winners Bitch to a 4 point major in a very very competitive New England lineup under breeder-judge Maret Halinen. Then, she took Reserve to another major here in Texas under breeder-judge Carl Willeford. Recently she was awarded two other specialty wins: Winners Bitch for a major under judge Deb Nordby, and Winners Bitch/Best of Winners under breeder-judge Jennifer Weiner.

Nyx excels in outline and angulation, both front and rear. She has a lovely headpiece with no depth and a nice finish. Her expression is sweet and inquisitive, and that tail never stops wagging. We are very excited to see her grow into herself! She is also training in rally, nosework, barnhunt, obedience, agility, herding, Search and Rescue, and possibly Mondio!

Nyx and Syd joined me at the 2022 CCA national in Salt Lake City, where Nyx earned her HT and RN titles! She also, pending AKC submission, passed her CGC, CGCU, and TKN. The highlight of the week, however, was Nyx placing second in a lovely and deep American Bred class at the national under esteemed breeder-judge Robette Johns. Nyx was in serious contention for first place and I am truly thankful to the judge for finding this dynamic, owner-handled duo. Nyx, along with her sister Tini, qualified for the Most Versatile Collie award.

Show Results

  • Reserve Winners Bitch to 5 pt specialty major – Tri-County Collie Breeders Association, Maret Halinen
  • Reserve Winners Bitch to 4 pt specialty major – Collie Club of Austin, Carl Williford
  • Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite Sex (over special), Best Owner Handled (1 pt) – Glen Falls Kennel Club, John Schoeneman
  • Winners Bitch, Best Owner Handled, Owner Handled Group 1 (1 pt) – Mohawk Valley Kennel Club, Bradley Odagiri
  • Winners Bitch, Best of Variety, Best Owner Handled (1 pt) – Cen-Tex Kennel Club, Amy Gau; Owner Handled Group 4, Bradley Jenkins
  • Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite, Best Owner Handled, Owner Handled Group 4 – Conroe Kennel Club, Carl Gene Liepmann
  • Reserve Winners Birch to 3 pt major – Texas Kennel Club, Rick Gschwender
  • Winners Bitch (4 pt) – Collie Club of Austin, Deb Nordby
  • Winners Bitch, Best of Winners (2 pts) – Collie Club of Austin, Jennifer Weiner
  • Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite Sex (over specials, 2 pts) – Greater Kerrville Kennel Club, Carolyn Herbel
  • 2nd American-Bred Smooth Bitch – Collie Club of America Nationals, Robette Johns.

Performance Results

Herding:

  • Herding instinct test – Certified @ Collie Club of America Nationals 2021
  • Herding Test @ Collie Club of America Nationals 2022, Qualified, Judge Carol Gerken, March 26th 2022.
  • Herding Test @ Collie Club of America Nationals 2022, Qualified, Judge Janie Nafsinger, March 27th 2022 TITLE!

Rally obedience

  • Novice A, 90/100, 4th place – Conroe Kennel Club
  • Novice A, 97/100, 1st place – Conroe Kennel Club
  • Novice B, 85/100 – Collie Club of America Nationals 2022 TITLE!
  • Novice B, 85/100 – Collie Club of America Nationals 2022

Misc

  • 2022 Collie Club of America Nationals: Most Versatile Collie qualifier.
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