CH. Chelsea Midsummer Classic, HIC!

April 1, 2004 - March 18, 2017

Ch. Barksdale Beneficiary, ROM ex Ch. Chelsea The Crown Jewel, HIC

Normal Thyroid (CO-TH67/25F-PI) and Non carrier for Canine Cyclic Neutropenia

Also Hips came back EXCELLENT and Elbows NORMAL

Rod-Cone Dysplasia Type 2 (PRA) - non-carrier

DMS - very low risk

Sadly.....we said goodbye to Diva 12 days shy of her 13th birthday. She lives on in her many descendants here at Chelsea........... You were unique and one of a kind....definitely your own little person.........



Diva represents our 10th generation of breeding. On her dam's side she not only traces 3 times to our first champion bitch (Ch. Chelsea Gold Mist who finished in 1976 with 4 majors), but she also traces multiple times to most of the specialty winning champions we have bred over the last thirty-nine years!! In three months she will be 13!

Congratulations Diva on your first litter!

Because of our move to Southern California in late 2006 and the remodeling of our new home in 2008, all breeding plans were put on hold. As a result we waited several years to breed Diva. Finally on February 12, 2009, she whelped an all tricolor litter. Like all of our bitches she proved to be an absolutely fabulous mom! Click here to see pictures

Diva's Show Career

She started her show career in late 2005 with a WB, BOW & BOS over specials at the Sacramento Valley Collie Fanciers, under judge Mike Esch. Following that she won back-to-back Best of Varieties (over specials) and a Herding Group 4th! Following way too many major reserves (all specialty shows except for one!), in Spring of 2006 she won a 4 point major at the South Bay Collie Fanciers under Joe Purkhiser and the next weekend a WB under Nioma Coen at the California Collie Fanciers...on the way to the National.. She won the Bred By Exhibitor bitch class at the National in 2006 and was one of three bitches pulled for winners. The judge told me after the show, she only lost on condition as she was just starting to blow coat! She was owner-handled all the way and shown exclusively in the Bred By Exhibitor class!!!

On August 4, 2006 Diva passed her Herding Instinct Test with flying colors!

Watch for Diva on the cover of the December 2006 Collie Expressions magazine!

Click HERE to see Diva's most recent "Collies Online" ad

Click HERE to see her upcoming "Collie Expressions" ad!

On the way to her title, Diva won the BRED BY EXHIBITOR BITCH class at the 2006 National Specialty in Boise, ID. It was an honor to win this class and to be in contention for Winners Bitch, under long time breeder-owner-handler judge, Les Canavan. She was one of three bitches pulled out for Winners Bitch. This was in spite of her blowing coat! - in an entry of 150!


Shown winning Winners Bitch just before the National under judge Nioma Coen.

Diva pictured on the December issue of Collie Expressions. Click here to read the cover story!

12 weeks


Pictured at 12 weeks!

A solo pup, whelped April Fools Day (figures!), the moment I heard the little brat screaming, I fell in love! As result of being the only pup in her litter, her dam and human mom spoiled her rotten! She is really special...and she knows it!!!

This cute little bundle of energy loves dog shows! A beautifully-bred bitch, she is a granddaughter of Ch. Chelsea The Crown Prince and our Ch. Chelsea Charidan Carte Blanc, dam of 7 champions, on her dam's side and is a granddaughter of Ch. Twin City's Secret Ambition, ROM and Ch. Barksdale Shenstone Simpatico on her sire's side! Click HERE to see her pedigree!

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