Rainbow Bridge - those beloved dogs who are now no longer with us

Sheltam Solar

October 1980 to January 1990
Sire: Kyleburn Gay Gordon     Dam: Burlew Noble Astra

Our first pet Sheltie and the start of it all

Kamarlee Blue Heather
1983 to 1997
Sire: Kyleburn Dark Skipper     Dam: Meadowcroft Rozlyn of Kamarlee

Our second pet Sheltie

Chelmarsh Sweet Treasure of Samphrey
April 1995 to November 1998
Sire: Ch Jack Point of Janetstown     Dam: Chelmarsh Sweet Susanna

Our first bitch
BPIS at West Country Dog Club & Uxbridge
Dam of our first litter, by Maxwell, which included Samphrey The Scholar

Glensanda Gone West
April 1993 to July 2002
Sire: Glensanda Gallivanter        Dam: Starlit Guest of Glensanda

Rufus had a successful show career with many firsts and BOBs

Beadlow Herbie's A Hero
November 1989 to October 2002
Sire: Auldlyn Steady Eddie         Dam: Beadlow Crystal Coral

Our first show dog and the one who got us started
RBIS at Swindon in 1997 & BVIS at Cardiff in 1998

Gemette The Graduate
August 1991 to December 2006
Sire: Ruscombe Pipe Major       Dam: Ruscombe Runabout to Gemette

A prolific winner at Open & Championship Shows and a good stud dog, Maxwell won Limit Dog & Best Tricolour in Show at the ESSC Ch Show 1996 and Best Veteran Dog at the ESSC Open Show, February 1999

Mistmere Gathering Storm over Samphrey
February 1998 to June 2008
Sire: Ch Milesend Storm Warden      Dam: Mistmere Chiming Belle

Bethan was successful in the show ring and is the foundation bitch behind our lovely sable line. In her two litters she produced Samphrey Scotch Mist, Samphrey Speysider & Maid to Reign at Mistmere amongst her progeny. Bethan won the Francehill Progeny Trophy for Best Brood Bitch at the ESSC Championship Show in October 2001

Samphrey Scotch Mist
February 2000 to June 2010
Sire: Keltihope Knockando at Stevlyns Dam: Mistmere Gathering Storm Over Samphrey

Lisa had a lovely show career, including Best Puppy Bitch at LKA Ch Show. She is the mother of Samphrey Shadow Man ShCM, Samphrey In The Shadows and Samphrey Songbird.

Samphrey The Scholar
December 1996 to December 2010
Sire: Gemette The Graduate           Dam: Chelmarsh Sweet Treasure of Samphrey

Fraser was a prolific winner at open shows and went Reserve Best in Show at Dorking in 1999. He won his stud book number at the WKC Championship Show.
Samphrey Speysider
February 2000 to June 2011
Sire: Keltihope Knockando at Stevlyns Dam: Mistmere Gathering Storm Over Samphrey

Bart had a successful show career as a puppy & junior and was a Crufts qualifier.

Samphrey Soul Man
June 2005 to 2012
Sire: Malaroc The Master Clown        Dam: Samphrey In Starlight

Barney was Best Puppy in Breed and Puppy Group 4 at Henley on Thames.

Samphrey Shadow Man ShCM


December 2002 to April 2013

Sire: Ch Evad Sommer Shadow JW            Dam: Samphrey Scotch Mist


Scott had a wonderful show career with many Best of Breeds and Group places at general open shows and was rarely out of the cards at Ch Shows. He excelled as a veteran, winning many Best Veteran Dog & Best Veteran in Show awards at Club Shows. His legacy continues through his children & grandchildren.

Samphrey In Starlight
October 2000 to January 2014
Sire: Shelridge Saatchi         Dam: Malaroc Maid In The Dark for Samphrey

Zoe had a successful show career as a youngster and qualified for Crufts.
Zoe had 2 litters producing Samphrey Summertime Blue, Samphrey Soul Man, Samphrey Midnight Star (owned by Eve Bearman) & Samphrey Star Performer.

Samphrey Sugar Babe at Pencoppen
2004 - 2015
Sire: Mohnesee Mr Palmer JW        Dam: Samphrey Summertime Blue

Tia was owned and loved by Anne & Ken Lampier in Cornwall. Originally bought for obedience, Tia also enjoyed a prolific showing career with many first and Best of Breed awards and is a Crufts qualifier. Tia had two litters. The first, to Samphrey Shadow Man ShCM (Scott), included Pencoppen Honeysuckle (Jenna) who competes in breed and Pencoppen Black Knight (Seamus) who competes in obedience. Tia's second litter, by Mohnesee Devon Star at Santiara included Pencoppen Celtic Rose (Sadie).

Samphrey Mr Blue Sky
August 2006 to August 2016
Sire: Ch Shelridge Wishmaster JW           Dam: Felthorn Inkling for Samphrey

Merlin qualified for Crufts 2008 and lived in Gloucestershire with Samphrey Songsmith.

Samphrey Bitta Sweet

April 2008 to April 2017

Sire: Myndoc Bita Blue           Dam: Felthorn Inkling for Samphrey

Erin had a successful show career and won her KCSB number at SSCNW in November 2014. She went Best Veteran In Show at SSCNW in April 2017, just 6 days before her passing. Erin had one litter by Samphrey Moonlight Shadow JW (George) which included Samphrey Shades Of Blue ShCM VW 2 res CCs (Izzy).


Samphrey In The Shadows (RCC)

11 December 2002 - 16 April 2018

Sire: Ch Evad Sommer Shadow JW     Dam: Samphrey Scotch Mist

Our wonderful Fleur who won our first RCC and had a fabulous show career as a puppy and even more so as a Veteran.
Her successes are too numerous to mention.


Felthorn Inkling for Samphrey
24 May 2004 - 31 August 2018
Sire: Felthorn Indelible              Dam: Felthorn Ice Diamond

Katy had a litter of puppies by Ch Shelridge Wishmaster JW in August 2006 including Samphrey Soul Diva & Samphrey Mr Blue Sky, and a litter of puppies sired by Myndoc Bita Blue in April 2008 including Samphrey Bitta Sweet. She was a registered PAT (Pets As Therapy) Dog.

Samphrey Simply Because (RCC)
4 February 2012 - 2 December 2019
Sire: Samphrey Shadow Man ShCM        Dam: Samphrey Soul Diva

Owned & adored by Emma, Daren, Nathan & Owen.
Although lightly shown he won the RCC at Three Counties Show in 2015.

Samphrey Moonlight Shadow JW

April 2010 - January 2022

Sire: Samphrey Shadow Man ShCM            Dam: Samphrey Soul Diva

George had an impressive show career especially as a youngster and as a veteran and sired several litters of puppies, including Samphrey Shades Of Blue ShCM VW. He was awarded the ESSC Tibbets Tricolour Puppy Cup for Best Tricolour Puppy in 2010 & 2011.

Website & Photos Stuart Gruszka, 2010-2022