KINLOCH PENNY

KINLOCH PENNY (ISDS 00/305855)

2014 Uwchaled Defaidty Double Fetch Final - 3rd
2014 Longshaw Championship Finalist - 5th
2014 Llanarthne Double Fetch Final - 3rd
2014 Welsh National - 7th Day 1
6 wins and 32 placings in Open trials

Sire: Bobby Dalziel's Joe (272330)
Dam: Angie Driscoll's Meg (282283)
DOB: 17 December 2009

DNA CEA normal (Optigen tested), SN carrier
BVA Hip Score: 10 (5:5)
Video of Penny (11 months old) - HERE
Penny's Trial Results Diary is HERE

Penny was a real natural. She was keen, stylish, focused, enthusiastic, honest, and very responsive to command. Very determined, Penny came with plenty of courage, quiet power and an engine that allowed her to work all day and all night if needed...and many times at lambing we did work together all night long often in awful conditions. Not once did Penny ever want to give up or call it quits.

No task was too difficult for Penny. She could handle large flocks of sheep, difficult rams, loved working in the pens and was not afraid when ewes with lambs showed their displeasure at being moved. Penny is a tremendous work dog and could be relied on for any and all tasks. She was my main work dog and I thought a lot of this clever bitch (although she could be too clever for her own britches at times...like the time she gathered the neighbour's sheep ...but that's another story).

Penny came at a time when Meg and Sioux were at their prime so she didn't always get as much trialling as she deserved, as we typically can only run two dogs in trials. Her value to me was her work at home, with any trialling being a bonus.

Penny started trialling in August 2011 at 20 months of age. She won her first trial, a novice trial, which ruled her ineligible to run the nurseries. The next day she entered the highly competitive Libanus trial and won her first Open trial.

She ran half the season in 2012, winning one and placing in another 5 open trials, before gaining some more practical experience at home. With the injury to Meg at the start of 2013, Penny came into my main trialling team and was a very consistent performer. Similarly in 2014 with Sioux out for some of the season, Penny run in more trials and had her best trial season with a strong performance at the national, 3rd place in the Defaidty Double fetch final (just beating Sioux on OLF), a 3rd in the Llanarthne Double fetch final and at Longshaw, the longest running trial in the UK, Penny finished 5th overall. She also won the Llandefalle and Nantmel trials and was a good 2nd at one of my favourite trials, Clun.

With Meg and Sioux in good form in 2015, Penny only got to run in one trial, which she won. Her last trial season was in 2016 where she was again a consistent performer. I retired Penny after the 2016 year due to some signs of arthritis on one foot, however, she has continued to be a fantastic work dog at home. At 10 years of age, she is still showing the young ones the ropes at lambing time.

Penny has been a very good breeder for us as well having bred 20 trial winners. Kinloch Levi was the 2016 Reserve Welsh Champion and 7th in the International Supreme. Kinloch Chloe was the 2013 Carmarthenshire Nursery Champion and 4th in the All Wales Nursery final, while sister, Mia was 5th in the final. Kinloch Carlos was the 2018 Carmarthenshire Nursery Champion, 6th in the All Wales Nursery final, 5th in the Four Nations Nursery final, and will represent Wales at the 2020 World Trial. Brother, Kinloch Pele was 5th in the 2018 All Wales Nursery final. Kinloch Ace was a finalist in the 2019 Continental Sheepdog Championship with Frauke Spengler.

 

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