The Working Samphrey Shelties

Although we don't compete in the working disciplines, Samphrey Shelties enjoy success in obedience and agility as a result of the skill and dedication of their owners and handlers.

The working Samphrey Shelties can all trace back to one particular bloodline. In 1999 we were lucky enough to buy a Ch Malaroc Melting Tears daughter from Lyn Roberts. Malaroc Maid In The Dark for Samphrey (Kayleigh) did not prove to be a successful show dog, but we had a litter from her in 2000 by Shelridge Saatchi which resulted in Samphrey Moonlight Sonata at Alshel (Foster), owned by the late Margaret Hicks, a regular winner in the breed and Samphrey In Starlight (Zoe) who, as a youngster, was a consistent winner in the breed.

After her litter was weaned, Kayleigh was sold to Marion Jones and has been successfully worked in agility ever since.

Zoe was mated to Felthorn Careless Love in 2002 producing Samphrey Summertime Blue (Lulu), and Samphrey Midnight Star (Kaz), the latter owned and trained by Eve Bearman who competes in obedience.

Lulu was then mated to Mohnesee Mr Palmer JW in 2004, and produced Samphrey The Jazz Singer (Jazz) owned by Angela Hopkins and worked in agility, and Samphrey Sugar Babe at Pencoppen (Tia), owned and trained by Anne & Ken Lampier, who not only competes in obedience, but is also enjoying a successful show career. Tia has whelped a litter by Samphrey Shadow Man ShCM (Scott) producing 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 also produced dogs that compete in obedience and agility as well as in the breed ring.
In 2005 Zoe was mated to Malaroc The Master Clown, a Ch Malaroc Melting Tears son, resulting in Samphrey Star Performer (Lu). Owned and trained by Theresa Davies, Lu was 1st in Novice Obedience at the ESSC Ch Show in 2006, his first competition, and was 4th in Class A. At the ESSC Open Show in 2007, Lu again won Novice and was 3rd in Class "A". Almost always in the Top 10, Lu's first all breed win was 1st in Novice at Petersfield Obedience Ch Show in June 2007. He was 1st in Class "A" Obedience at the ESSC Open Show in February 2008 & at the ESSC Championship Show in October 2008. Lu's first all breed win in Class "A" was at Culverstone in May 2008, his second was at South Eastern DTC in July 2009 and his third was at Billingshurst DTC in August 2009. He was 1st in Class "B" at Halstead in August 2009.

Theresa and Lu were part of the winning Southern Team in the Crufts 2008 and 2009 Inter-Regional Obedience Competitions, with Lou coming second in Class "A" in 2009. Theresa and Lu were part of the winning Southern Team for the 2014 Inter-Regional Obedience Competition with Lu competing in Class "C".

Lu is now the only male Sheltie competing in Class "C" obedience in the UK and will be doing demonstrations at Crufts 2015.

Our latest success is Samphrey Wild About Saffron (Foxy) who is Fletcher & Keeley's litter sister. Foxy was part of the winning Team Sheltie in the Obreedience competition at Crufts 2015 with her owner Karen Smith.

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