Bilyara Feeling Alive at Darian x Darian Darqfire
dob 20:5:07
Hips 4:3 ~ PRA Normal ~ Gonioscopy Normal ~ BAER Hearing Normal
DNA status: CEA/CH ~ CL ~ TNS clear by parentage, MDR1 tested clear

Folly at 3 years Folly at 3 years
Folly at 3 years Folly at 3 years
Folly at 3 years Folly at 3 years

Folly at 3 years

I'd been hoping for a litter from Kate to Teddy for some time, to tie in both sides of my line, so it was very exciting waiting for the pups to be born. When they arrived I hoped there'd be THE bitch puppy for me & there she was, my Folly, the first to wag her tail & smile, a mischievous bundle of delight. Her conformation matched her personality & I was hooked.

Although I wasn't often seen in the show ring by this time, I did bring her out to qualify for Crufts 2009. She didn't go however, as Border Collies were on the final day and I knew I would be staying to watch Best In Show. Rather than leave her unattended on her bench or in the car at the end of such a long day I decided she'd enjoy staying at home a lot more! Circumstances prevented me showing Folly through the rest of 2009, but she and I were working together on something much more exciting during the winter....

On December 30th 2009 Folly's litter arrived, sired by the co-owned Australian import, Pawtails Sunkist Celt for Triplewitch (see his own page). One of the black & white girls, Jess (Darian Eskimo Jive with Triplewitch), is now also owned in partnership and lives with her sire & my good friend Hils in Kent.

Having been away from the show ring since she was a baby puppy, Folly returned at Welsh Kennel Club's Championship Show in August 2010 to qualify for Crufts 2011. At the same show her 7 month old son Rupert (Darian Snow Bear) made his show debut & also qualified - an exciting day for us. The following week Folly came into season & so missed the only other show she'd been entered for that year - what timing......!

above: Folly's sweet, feminine head at 3 years
below: at 8 months (by Sue James)

Folly, learning to stack at 6 weeks

Pedigree of Darian Hearts On Fire

Parents Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great-grandparents
Darian Darqfire Beesting Red Skelton JW Caristan Coming Storm Wizaland Loves Casanova
Caristan Scarlett O'Hara
Beesting Cherry 231262 Sadghyl Pip Me to Comebye CDex UDex 193219
Bracken 211232
Darian Saraband Monkfield Matador Sh Ch Fieldbank Professional
Firelynx Mocha of Monkfield
Darian Silver Flute Wizaland Newz Blewz
Darian Sundown 171311
Bilyara Feeling Alive at Darian Sh Ch Claygar Bootsy 'N Snudge Sh Ch & Ir Ch Merrybrook Moriaty JW NZ Ch & Sh Ch Clan-Abby Blue Aberdoone
Merrybrook Bluebell
Sh Ch Black Booties O'Clan-Abby Aust Ch Induru Benjamin Boots
NZ Ch & Am Ch Clan-Abby To-Hell-And-Back
Bilyara Whirlwind Romance Sh Ch Miraje The Storm Lord JW Wizaland Loves Casanova
Loracian Black Velvet
Bilyara Forever In Blue Jeans Darian Indigo Frost 182003
Darian Silver Wedding at Bilyara


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