CCA Winners Dog/Best American Bred 2004 | Award of Merit 2006
11/27/2000 ~ 11/2008
|Beau went to live with the Preddy family at 11 weeks to be a companion for daughters Katie and Bess. Little did anyone know what his future would hold. After attending a few shows as spectators, the Preddys tried their hand at shows with Beau enjoying every moment. A litter brother to Beneficiary, he also shared the same "put me in, coach" temperament and embraced his new role as a show dog. It was a true family affair, with Larry doing morning power walks and managing travel and entertainment, Kathy learning about pedigrees, breeding and families and Bess and Katie sharing Beau's lead in the ring. As a four year old, he came into his own, winning back to back specialties at Piedmont Collie Club under Russell Kaufmann and Phyllis Autrey. Energized by this success and encouraged after a weekend Collie Camp where Matt Stelter and Jennie Duhon hijacked Beau for a grooming demonstration, his trip to the national was planned.
The atmosphere at the national was electric, and accompanied by Matt and Jennie, Beau sparkled his way to first place in American Bred Dogs ... a thrill of a lifetime for most breeders! The next day in the winners class, he would become Pati Merrill's choice for Winners Dog. The national of a lifetime was completed with Beau's sister, Barksdale Body Double winning Open tri Bitches and making the cut in Winners, his mother winning rough Brood Bitches and Katie escorting Beau to a first place in her Juniors class!
As the girls grew, and became more accomplished, they earned many best junior awards, adding specialty Best of Breed wins and a group first. Beau and Katie earned their way into the Top Ten Juniors several years.
Sadly, Beau's life was cut short by osteosarcoma in his eighth year.
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|Ch. Fantasy's Bronze Talisman, ROM/ROMP|
|Ch. Fantasy's Cover Girl, ROM|
|Ch. Twin City Secret Ambition, ROM/ROMP|
|Tartanside Preview, ROM/ROMP|
|Ch. Twin City Sacred Emotion|
|Ch. Barksdale Evening Shade|
|Ch. Barksdale Beauregard of Belleville|
|Ch. Shenstone Critic's Edition|
|Ch. Shenstone's Bit of Intrigue|
|Aluren Autumn Bouquet|
|Ch. Barksdale Shenstone Sympatico|
|Ch. Napier's Dangerous Liaison|
|Ch. Barksdale Busybody|
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