WICANI WRITTEN IN LEGEND 'Epic'
Developing into the type of collie that captures
THE LOOK OF EAGLES
Photo taken by Ellen Vanembden of Epic age 2.5 years.
Epic is CEA normal eyed by inheritance from birth and will produce approximately
50% normal eyed puppies if mated to affected bitches. In his first litter he sired 4
puppies to an affected bitch, three of these were cea clear at 7 weeks.
One of these (a blue male) has been DNA tested and found to be carrying a normal
eye gene. Epic is one of two male living here proven normal eyed by DNA (clinical clear does not mean the dog has a clear gene)
We are thrilled with this result.
Epic is also MDR1 +/-
Epic has attended three shows in 2012
LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE COLLIE CLUB OPEN SHOW First Post Graduate Dog.
EAST ANGLIA COLLIE ASSOCIATION OPEN SHOW First Post Graduate Dog
WINDSOR CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW Second Yearling Dog CRUFTS QUALIFIER
The above three photos, show Epic age 23 months.
Epic is a DADDY...!!!!!!
making a triumphant return to the ring in his budding new jacket he was placed
first in a good size Graduate Dog at the Lancashire and Cheshire Collie Club
Open Show January 2012.
Here is the judges critique, and we thank judge Mrs. R. McDonald. We
also thank the crowd who made their approval known with a lovely big cheer!
"18 months old B/M of excellent clear blue colour, top size but beautifully balanced
with elegant reach of neck, firm top-line, good depth of chest, strong loin lovely sweep
over croup&long well carried tail, stronger head type but balanced with correct ear
placement,well rounded foreface &defined chin,very good front assembly, matched by
well angulated & muscled hindquarters,well let down hocks which determined
decisive ground covering action well presented & handled in all gave a very
Height 24" weight 27kg (18 months old) Full dentition with scissor bite.
CEA Normal eyed (No CEA) MDR1 +/-
'Epic' is from the first UK litter combining North American lines with our own.
We are absolutely thrilled with these babies, and he is the first born blue male.
His sire is CANADIAN CHAMPION GLASGOWHILL FUTURE VISION
who is CEA,PRA non carrier and can only produce normal eyed children.
We are thrilled to say Epic is normal eyed from birth,
we will shortly be testing his MDR1 status too along with the DNA test on his eyes.
His dam is our fabulous Championship show first prize winning blue girl,
WICANI LIGHTS OF AMETHYST who carries the very cream of our bloodlines.
I specifically chose her for this combination feeling she would mix extremely well
with 'Scifi' and it looks as if I was correct,
and this boy shines in the dark!
As this boy matures he is surpassing our every expectation.
First of all he is already a bigger dog than we have recently become accustomed too, and we wanted this!
He has superb bone, has tremendous appetite and carries wonderful firm body and muscle.
He loves life, loves humans and other dogs alike, is active and energetic and mixes well with everyone and everything.
He has a wonderful fill of muzzle and is very clean through the cheeks,
He also has a lovely fill of back skull He has the typical 'Wicani shape appeal' we find essential and
his temperament is a joy to experience. He will tackle any situation with joyful enthusiasm.
below as a juvenile without his manly clothes!
14 months old and just beginning to grow his new jacket.....!!!!
BEST MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW AT THE COLLIE ASSOCIATION OPEN SHOW
he follows this with
BEST MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW, BEST PUPPY DOG..EACA OPEN SHOW
photos below taken age 7 months
video taken at the CA open show where Epic won Best minor puppy in show