WELCOME TO WINGDARI AUSTRALIAN KELPIES
"The happiest people do not have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything.
Leave the rest to God."
"KEEP SMILING AND KEEP THE LOVE IN YOUR HEART"
Sydney Royal Best In Show Breeders Team 2014
Tracie & Becky, Robyn & Chelsea, Kathleen & Clancy, Sam & Bundy
with our judge Mrs L More (USA)
Photograph Courtesy of "The Land Newspaper"
Sydney Royal 2016 Wingdari dogs won all four top breed awards
Best of Breed & Ch. Dog "Aust.Ch.Wingdari Boy From The Bush"
Runner Up Best of Breed & Res. Dog "Grand Ch. Aust. Ch. Wingdari Man From Snowy River"
Challenge Bitch "Aust. Ch. Wingdari G'Day My Shiralee"
Res.Ch.Bitch "Supreme Grand Ch. Aust.Ch. Wingdari Bush Xmas" (9 years old)
Canberra Royal Dog Show 2016 Wingdari dogs won three top breed awards
Best of Breed & Ch. Bitch "Aust. Ch. Wingdari Dinky Di Oz" (10.5 years old)
Runner Up Best of Breed & Res.Ch.Bitch "Aust.Ch.Wingdari Bush Lyric"
Challenge Dog "Wingdari Spirit Of The Anzacs" (Just 1 yr and 1 day old)
AUST. CH. WINGDARI DINKY DI OZ
CHALLENGE BITCH AND BEST OF BREED CANBERRA ROYAL 2008
CHALLENGE BITCH ADELAIDE ROYAL 2008
RESERVE CHALLENGE BITCH SYDNEY ROYAL 2008
RESERVE CHALLENGE BITCH AND RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED SYDNEY ROYAL 2009
CHALLENGE BITCH AND BEST OF BREED SYDNEY ROYAL 2010
CHALLENGE BITCH SYDNEY ROYAL 2011
CHALLENGE BITCH AND BEST OF BREED SYDNEY ROYAL 2012
CHALLENGE BITCH AND BEST OF BREED SYDNEY ROYAL 2014
CHALLENGE BITCH AND RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED CANBERRA ROYAL 2014
CHALLENGE BITCH AND RUNNER UP BEST OF BREED SYDNEY ROYAL 2015
CHALLENGE BITCH AND BEST OF BREED CANBERRA ROYAL 2016
"Aust.Ch.Wingdari Dinky Di Oz"
Multiple Best of Breed winner Sydney Royal
Multiple Runner Up Best of Breed Sydney Royal
Sydney Royal RUBIG 2nd Working Dog 2014 and 3rd Best In Group Working Dog 2012
Multiple Speciality Best In Show Winner
Multiple Best In Group Winner
Sydney Royal 2014 Runner Up Best Exhibit in The Working Dog Group (578 entries)
Best Australian Working Dog in Show
Tracie and Becky after winning Best of Breed Sydney Royal. Becky is a multi BOB winner at
Sydney Royal. Has won RUBIG 2014 and 3rd Working Dog Groups 2012.
Thanks a million to Tracie who has handled "Becky" for so many years to so many great wins.
Thank you also to Courtney who has stepped in and handled "Becky" when Tracie was not able to be there to handle.
Thank you to all my handlers and team who help with the dogs.
Could not do it without you - thank you from thebottom of my heart.
Ribbons, Trophies Sydney Royal 2014
Purina Cup - Winner of Best In Show Breeders Group now won 2008,2009 & 2014
Best Breeders Team In The Working Dog Group 2008, 2009, 2012 & 2014
Sydney Royal Breeders Team - Winner Working Dog Group 2014
Courtney & Bundy, Tracie & Becky, Kathleen & Clancy, Robyn & Chelsea
Breeders Team Sydney Royal 2012
Winners - Working Dog Group
Courtney & Clancy, Robyn & Chelsea, Sue & Bundy and Tracie & Becky.
To all my friends - I am so blessed to have such good people in my life.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2014
KATRINA HODGKINSON M.P. - PRESENTING AWARD to MARIE
Photograph Courtesy of "Land Newspaper"
Aust. Ch. Wingdari Dinky Di Oz
Multi Best In Show Speciality Winner Sept .2012, Easter 2014 and Sept. 2014
Best of Breed Royal Winner - Four Times and once RUBOB Winner - 4 times Challenge Bitch Sydney Royal & 1 Res.Ch.
Twice winner in Working Dog Group Specials Sydney Royal 2nd RUBIG 2014 and 3rd Place Winner In Group 2012
Breeders Team Member - Winner three times Sydney Royal 2008, 2009 and 2014
Breeders Team Member - Working Dog Group Sydney Royal Winner four times 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014
We hope that you will enjoy your journey through this web site.
Celebrating thirty one years of being involved with our beloved Australian Kelpie.
Just so proud and honoured to have such wonderful people in my life and my beautiful dogs.
We are very proud of the results that the dogs have achieved. From very limited showing, as I do not show every weekend, the dogs have won some great awards. We have also have Wingdari Kelpies out with their owners doing agility and obedience. Craig and Robyn Foster have shown "Clancy" and attained his Grand Champion Title. Thank you Craig and Robyn. "Bundy" is another dog that Craig and Robyn took under their wing and gained his Aust.Ch.Title and well on his way to his Grand Champion Title.
What I am really proud of is that, because of health issues which I have had now for the past thirteen years, my dogs are handled by so many different handlers - depending on the show and where it is located. It is very hard for me not to be able to handle my own dogs, after so many years of showing them myself, but have had to learn to accept what has happened. I now just enjoy the time with my dogs at the shows, meeting friends and just being able to be there on the day and am truely grateful for all the wonderful people that help me. My dogs can be handled by anyone that is kind and gentle and can even be handled by children. This is a testament to the dogs soundness and temperament of which I am very proud.
My Kelpies do not go out to the show ring every weekend for a number of reasons. They spend a great deal of their time out on the property running, playing and just being dogs. The dogs used to share their paddocks with our old Arabian mare "Twiggy". Sadly "Twiggy" passed away towards the end of 2013 at the age of 26 years. We all miss her so very much. The dogs miss sharing "Twiggy's" dinner, eating the stud mix when she dropped the excess on the ground.
In 2012 we only attended six shows - two of these shows being Canberra Royal winning Best of Breed, class in Group Canberra with a Puppy Dog with "Dusty" and at Sydney Royal 2012 - Challenge Bitch & BOB "Becky", Challenge Dog & RUBOB "Clancy". "Becky" then went on to win Third Best Exhibit In The Working Dog Group (564 entries).
"Becky" has won the Challenge Bitch and BOB at Sydney Royal on many occasions and Reserve Ch. and RUBOB. We also have achieved at Sydney Royal "Best Exhibit In Show Breeders Group" now three times 2008, 2009 and 2014 on four occasions "Best Breeder In The Working Dog Group" 2008, 2009 2012 and 2014. These were great wins for the Australian Kelpie Team and their handlers.
The other major wins are "Becky" winning Best In Shows at the Australian Kelpie Speciality Show September 2012 then again Easter 2014 and September 2014. Becky now has three Best Exhibit In Show Speciality wins to her credit.
Our dogs in September 2015 won Best Exhibit in Show with "Aust.Ch.Wingdari Boy From The Bush" - "Bundy" handled by Courtney and Runner Up Best Exhibit in Show with "Aust.Grand Ch.Wingdari Man From Snowy River" - "Clancy" handled by Craig. At the same show also we won the Challenge Bitch with "Aust.Ch.Wingdari Bush Lyric" - "Nikki" and Opposite Sex in Show - then Minor In Show with "Wingdari Spirit Of The Anzacs" - "Sully", Intermediate in Show with "Wingdari G'Day My Shiralee" - "Harper", Breeders Group, Parent and Progeny, Champion Headed in Show and Best Gaited in Show. We would like to thank Mrs Pat Hall (NSW) for awarding our dogs so many lovely awards.
The other two shows that were attended to obtain two final Challenges for Supreme Gr. Aust. Ch. Wingdari Swaga Chaos "Chaos" and Supreme Gr. Aust. Ch.Wingdari Bush Xmas "Chelsea" to gain their Supreme Titles. On each of the days Chaos and Chelsea took their turn at winning BOB to finish off the Supreme Title and the other winning RUBOB.
Canberra Royal 2104 we took five dogs and won Challenge Dog with "Bundy" and Best of Breed, Res.Ch.Dog with "Clancy", Challenge Bitch and Runner Up Best of Breed with "Becky". The other dogs brought home ribbons - "Jessie" winning her Junior Bitch Class and then Junior of Breed. "Chelsea" and "Chaos" their two daughters from the last litter - "Nikki" won lst Baby Puppy Bitch and Baby of Breed and her sister "Maggie" came 2nd in the Baby Puppy Bitch Class. In all a great day.
Sydney Royal 2014 and The Australian Kelpie Speciality Show all the results and photographs are on the news page. Lots of photographs to put up with the results.
The most exciting and one of the high lights of my life working with my Kelpies was being nominated by the Domestic Animal Section, The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW at the Sydney Royal Show in 2014 and awarded "CHAMPION OF CHAMPION FOR EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE".
Thank you to the Domestic Animal Section and to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW for this great honour, for the celebrations and dinner that evening, it is certainly a day that I will treasure all my life.
The Australian Kelpie is the most true and honest dog - "what you see is what you get", the "Icon of the Outback", the "Aussie legend" and the one and only true Australian sheepdog.
Both here and overseas the Australian Kelpie is in high demand for working, agility, obedience, herding, confirmation ring, tracking but most of all a family pet, a true and devoted mate and best friend.
If you would like any further information or help regarding the Australian Kelpie please do not hesitate to contact me by my email and I will only be too pleased to help you. When sending an email please give your home land line telephone number so I can telephone you to discuss the Kelpies.
It would be very much appreciated that any of the information or photographs on this web site are not copied or reproduced in any way unless you have permission to do so.
ANKC BREED SPECIALIST JUDGE
FOR THE AUSTRALIAN KELPIE
Breeder of the Australian Kelpie - 36 years.
Contact DetailsMarie Colyer
Southern Highlands Area, NSW, Australia
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org