came to our farm just shy
of her second birthday. She was purchased from a farm in
another state where she was a working guardian. Her weight
and coat were poor. However, she was Duke's full sister and
littermate – I figured she would be
something special. I was right.
had not been socialized and
she was 22 months old the first time she had a collar on. She had
to gain some weight, learn to walk on the leash, learn to ride in
the car, and get
used to those energetic little dogs called Border Collies. She
phenomenal temperament and takes everything in stride. In June
2008 – just
four months after arriving, she entered the show ring for the first
time (at an
indoor show no less). In September 2008, she traveled to Atlanta
for the National Specialty - she didn't win, but that's okay. She
handled marbled floors and elevators in the hotel, traffic - you
name it - with style.
She has a beautiful face and
head, nice structure, good bone, an excellent rear assembly and she moves very
well. She has nice reach and drive and her movement is clean and
fluid. She is a delight to have as a member of our household. Hilda
is very neat, clean and loves attention. Like Duke, her hips are OFA
Good. She has my complete admiration as she is an excellent example of
the Anatolian breed.
Update: Hilda decided that she loves showing and has earned both her majors in the
summer of 2009!!! As of September 18, 2009 - Hilda was ranked as the
No. 3 bitch in AKC for the breed and 9th overall!!!!!!!
Hilda during the summer of 2008! She is still losing that winter coat!
She has very nice clean movement.
This is the three Border Collie - Anatolian takedown!
Okay - just a little pooped! I think Hilda wore Tucker out!
Hilda is pretty convinced she is
a Border Collie. She is just a very happy dog with a great
attitude and is gentle with the other dogs and the cat.
She fits right in!
in Wilmington October 2009 - she came in second to her daughter, Ruya!!
(She had just shed her undercoat so it was a bad hair day!!)
Hilda taking Winners Bitch in Virginia Beach, November 2009!!!