WINGDARI AUSTRALIAN KELPIES
 

Rainbow Bridge



Photo Above: Aust. Grand Ch. Wingdari Uluru "Roo"
Photograph Courtesy:  The Pet Directory 


 RAINBOW BRIDGE
 

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.


Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

*Author Unknown*


The poem below is dedicated to my "Roo". He was my best mate, my shadow, my best friend. Sadly he died at the age of 16 years - Run free my friend.

 

YOU WILL ALWAYS WALK WITH ME

Because you will not be forever,
Hope against time though I may,
I paint your picture in my memory,
Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone grey.

Because you walked with me in Sprintime,
Puppy-clumsy, running free.
As you grew, we grew together -
You became part of me.

Because you shared with me my sorrows,
Not understanding - simply there.
Often spurring me to laughter -
My friend, you know how much I care.

Because the years have slowed your fleetness,
though your spirit still is strong,
I promise I will take more time now,
so that you can go along.

Because you do not fear the future,
Living only in the now,
I draw strength from your example -
Yet time keeps slipping by somehow.

Because the day will soon be coming
When I will no longer see
You rise to greet me - but in my memory
You will always walk with me.

 YOU ARE GONE

Sunlight streams through the window pane unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember, it's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound....
then I remember, It's where your paws joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill, 
then I remember it can't be yours.... your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend until we meet above.

* Author Unknown *

The poem below is very special for many reasons and was sent to me by my friend Robyn for all the special dogs in my life that have crossed over the rainbow.

Thank you Robyn.

 

MY BEST FRIEND

If it be I grow frail and weak
And pain should wake me from my sleep

Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle can't be won
You will be sad I understand
Don't let your grief stray your hand
For this day more than the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved
Do not grieve that it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
we've been so close we two these years
Don't let your heart hold any tears. 

 

FAITHFUL FRIEND

If you've ever known the joyful sound of barks that fill the air
A sloppy kiss, a friendly paw, a quite adoring stare.
If you've ever had a special friend to share a tear or two,
Or may be just a wagging tale, to lift you when your blue.
If you've ever felt the wrenching pain, that only death can send,
Then you have lost not just a dog, you've truly lost a friend.
But God is good and treasures love and there at Heavens gate
A sloppy kiss and a joyful bark, your precious friend awaits.



 

Butterbone Wings
(Foundation Bitch of Wingdari)

Ch Wingdari Forever Amber
Ch Butterbone Dire Strait
Ch Wingdari Drovers Song
Wingdari Hey True Blue

Lemert Son O Clancy

Ch Wingdari Drovers Lass
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Pure Flight
Aust. Ch. Wingdari Swaggies Lady
Tollbar Drovers Legacy

Wingdari Country Muster
Australian Grand Champion Wingdari Uluru
Australian Champion Wingdari Ewe Maggys Girl
Australian Grand Champion Mountainmist Olga
Australian Champion Mountainmist Sunaru
Wingdari No Worries
Bekaa Dawn Til Dusk
Bekaa Hell N High Water
Wingdari Shes True Blue
Wingdari Shearers Caddie
Wingdari Irish Linen
Wingdari Drovers Wings
Wingdari Drovers Sunset
Australian Champion Wingdari Shearers Dream
Australian Champion Wingdari Outback Sunrise
Australian Champion Wingdari Swaggies Charm
Wingdari Uluru Dreamtime 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Australian Champion
Wingdari Forever Amber "Amber"

 

 



  

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Webarnon Just Jess
Dam:
Butterbone Fast Lane
Bred By:
Wingdari Australian Kelpie Stud
Profile:

  • Challenge Bitch Melbourne, Canberra Royal Shows

  • Reserve Challenge Bitch Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide Royal Shows
  • Multiple Best In Group Awards
  • Consolation to Best In Show (All Breeds)
  • Multiple In Show Awards
  • Multiple In Group Awards
  • Reserve Challenge Bitch Kelpie Club of Victoria Specialty Show 1993

   Australian Champion
Wingdari Drovers Song "Maggie"

   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Dire Strait
Dam:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Pure Flight
Bred By:
Wingdari Australian Kelpie Stud
Profile:

  • Challenge Bitch & Runner Up Best In Show - NSW Aust Kelpie club Specialty Show 1995
  • Challenge Bitch Sydney Royal 1995 at 7yrs old 
  • Challenge Bitch & RuBOB Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne Royal Shows
  • Reserve Challenge Bitch Kelpie club of NSW 1994
  • Multiple Class In Show winner
  • Junior In Group Canberra Royal 
  • Res Challenge Bitch Adelaide, Melbourne Royals 1995
  • Dam of the multi Royal and Specialty winning bitch Aust Ch Wingdari Ewe Maggy's Girl

 

 

 

Austalian Champion
 Butterbone Dire Strait "Clancy"

   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Spectre Chubasco Boy
Dam:
Butterbone Wings
Bred By:
Chris Walker - Butterbone Kennels
Profile:

"Clancy" was an outstanding dog and produced this in his progeny.  "Clancy" was a multi Best in Show winner, Royal Challenge and Best of Breed winner.

 

 

   Australian Champion
Wingdari Drovers Song "Maggie"

   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Dire Strait
Dam:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Pure Flight
Bred By:
Wingdari Australian Kelpie Stud
Profile:

  • Challenge Bitch & Runner Up Best In Show - NSW Aust Kelpie club Specialty Show 1995
  • Challenge Bitch Sydney Royal 1995 at 7yrs old 
  • Challenge Bitch & RuBOB Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne Royal Shows
  • Reserve Challenge Bitch Kelpie club of NSW 1994
  • Multiple Class In Show winner
  • Junior In Group Canberra Royal 
  • Res Challenge Bitch Adelaide, Melbourne Royals 1995
  • Dam of the multi Royal and Specialty winning bitch Aust Ch Wingdari Ewe Maggy's Girl

 

 

 

  Wingdari Hey True Blue "Tigger"

   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Webarnon Just Jess
Dam:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Pure Flight
Bred By:
Wingdari Australian Kelpie Stud
Profile:
"From paddock to show ring" - Best Exhibit In Show at the Victorian Kelpie Specialty show 1994. "Tigger" is the sire of Best In Show winners and has produced exceptional progeny. "Tigger" is the sire of Australian Grand Champion Uluru.   "Tigger" did not like the show ring and was happier working stock free out in the paddocks.   After "Tigger's" Best Exhibit in Show we did not show him again.  "Tigger" went on to sire some top puppies and run free in the paddocks.

 

 

                                                                                 Pedigree: 

  Lemert Son O Clancy - "CJ"

Photograph coming soon!   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Dire Strait
Dam:
Aust. Ch. Lemert Choco
Bred By:
Mr and Mrs L. Martin
Profile:
"CJ" was a house dog and did not like being shown.  He was only shown a few times for a Minor Puppy in show and Challenges.   We stopped showing "CJ" by the time he was 12 months old.  He retired to be my mother's house dog and went on to sire excellent coloured pups.  His son "Bear" won his title by the time he was 9 months old and then went on to win his Grand Champion Title.

 

                                                                                 

Pedigree:

  Australian Champion
Wingdari Drovers Lass - "Lass"

   

Sire:

Aust. Ch. Butterbone Dire Strait
Dam:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Pure Flight
Bred By:
Wingdari Australian Kelpie Stud
Profile:
"Lass" was the first red/tan female that I exhibited in the show ring.  "Lass" attained her Australian title by the time she was in Junior.  Being red/tan it was a hard battle as Judges were often not game enough to put "Lass" over a solid colour.  "Lass" was a free moving, sound Kelpie who moved like a feather floating across the ground.   "Lass" has won Classes in Show both at Speciality and at All Breeds levels.

 

                                                                                 

Pedigree  

  Australian Champion
Butterbone Pure Flight - "Jaffa"

Photograph coming soon!   

Sire:
Butterbone Percy Faith
Dam:
Butterbone Wings
Bred By:
Chris Walker - Butterbone Kennels
Profile:
"Jaffa" talked with her eyes and although only a small Kelpie in size could out move better than some of the tallest dogs.  "Jaffa" produced from a mating to Aust. Ch. Webarnon Just Jess - Australian Grand Champion Wingdari Little Jessie - Swedish and International Champion Wingdari Colonial Lass - Wingdari Hey True Blue and Aust. Ch. Wingdari Swaggies Lady.   There were six puppies in the litter and four of them were shown - the other two puppies went to pet homes.   From these four puppies between them they were Best in Show winners at both All Breeds and Speciality Shows and one was a Swedish and International Show Champion.

 

                                                                                 

Pedigr  

Australian Champion
Wingdari Swaggies Lady - "Jessie"

   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Webarnon Just Jess
Dam:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Pure Flight
Bred By:
Wingdari Australian Kelpie Stud
Profile:
"Jess" was a beautiful moving, sound, honest Kelpie.   "Jess" was a Royal Challenge winner, Class in Show winner and produced some top puppies.  Dam of Australian Champion Wingdari Swaggies Charm and Australian Champion Wingdari Swaggies Dream.   Both of these bitches between them have been Best in Show, Royal and Class in Show winners.

 

                                                                                 Pedigre

  Tollbar Drovers Legacy - "Katie"

Photograph coming soon!   

Sire:
Aust. Ch. Butterbone Dire Strait
Dam:
Spectre Dusty Rose
Bred By:
Mr. and Mrs. J. Jordan
Profile:
"Katie" has to be one of the sweetest, gentlest Kelpies I have ever owned.   Kind with puppies, children and people.  Katie was only shown very sparingly but won Classes in Show.   She was retired from showing due to a serious injury.

 

                                                                                 

Pedigree:

 

 


Contact Details

Marie Colyer
Southern Highlands Area, NSW, Australia
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