Photo courtesy of Marge Stovall
AKC CKC SKC UKC IABKC CACIB INT ASCA CH Bayshore’s Three To Get Ready
CD, TT, STDd, ROM-I, Hall of Fame
Call Name: London
Sire: CH Winchester’s Three Cheers CD
Dam: CH Sitting Pretty of Sunnybrook HOF
Breeder: J. Frank Baylis, Bayshore
Co-owners: Marge Stovall, Silverwood, and J. Frank Baylis, Bayshore
London was a flashy, handsome dog. He had effortless, floaty sidegait with a lot of reach and drive, and had an exceptionally well put-together front assembly. He had a lot of front and rear angulation at a time when many dogs had straight shoulders and stifles. His neck was long and graceful, flowing into a strong, level topline. London’s coat was exceptionally black and shiny, and he had beautiful, warm brown eyes.
London was an athletic dog who combined the best qualities of his sire and dam. His showy attitude and long sidegait came from his mother, and his bone, coat, and arch of neck came from his father. Both parents gave him shoulder layback and rear angulation.
London’s exceptional type, attitude and breathtaking movement carried him to Number 1 Aussie in the nation in 1988.
He loved everyone he met a was a wonderful ambassador of the breed. London also had a sense of humor and liked to play a little trick. When he lived with his breeder, London would open the kennel doors and let all the girls out, but he wouldn’t let out the boys. After he went to live with his new co-owner, she discovered his “game” and had to put clips on all the gate latches to keep him from letting her girls out!
London stamped excellence on his offspring. He added strong angulation, sweeping sidegait, pretty necks, solid toplines, wonderful coats and moderate bone to his progeny. He also passed down full dentition and scissors bites. He and his offspring were very healthy and lived long, active lives.
London always showed his heart out and had a highly successful conformation career. As a young dog, he was Winners Dog at a 1985 Nationals Pre-Show. He finished his UKC championship—his seventh champion title—nine days short of age 14. In addition to being an outstanding show dog, London was a prepotent sire. Thirty-eight of his progeny earned championships, with 10 of those dogs earning multiple championship titles. Some of his outstanding offspring were:
- BIS AKC CKC IABKC-BIS ASCA CH Silverwood’s Mad About You
- AKC CKC ASCA CH Woodstock’s Playing for Keeps
- AKC CKC IABKC INT ASCA CH Silverwood’s London Pride AKC CKC ASCA CD CGN
- CH Clayhill’s Georgia On My Mind UD ROM-II
- ASCA CH Silverwood Ragtime Four To Go
- CH Propwash Fair Distance to Britain CD
- AKC ASCA CH Tri-Ivory Josh McDowell
- CH Four Storeys Chesaw Remembered
- CH Bayshore’s Passport to London
- CH Silverwood’s Royal Exchange
- CH Bayshore’s Lloyds of London
- CH Tri-Ivory Emily Dickinson
- CH Bayshore’s Jones New York
- CH Calais Time to Think Rich
- CH Bayshore’s Ralph Lauren
- CH Propwash Lovely Kona
- CH Clayhill’s Top Gun
- CH Bayshore’s Mydoll
- AKC ASCA CH Tri-Ivory Josh McDowell, the sire of:
-- BIS MBISS AKC ASCA CH Silverwood’s Texas Justice HOF
First Aussie to win a group placement at Westminster
Ranked #1 in USASA 2001
AKC CKC IABKC ASCA CH Silverwood’s Tight Fitn Jeans
Ranked #1 in ASCA 1996 and 1997
- CH Silverwood’s Street of Dreams
Best in Sweeps 1994 USASA Nationals
BOB at Nationals Pre-Shows in Michigan and California
London influenced the bloodlines of Alias, Bayshore, Broadway, Buff Cap, Calais, Catori, Copper Hill, Drcral, Ebbtide, Fireside, Four Storeys, Foxfire, Gefion, Goldcrest, Islewood, MontRose, MountainAsh, Propwash, Reverie, Rosemere, Silverwood, Timberwood, Three Pine, Tri-Ivory, Woodstock and many more.
READ MUCH MORE about London in Unforgettable Aussies!
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