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Saffron Dawn of Okus

(1978-1989)
Our second foundation bitch

Dawn, pictured above at 5 years old, was our second foundation bitch.
She was shown as a youngster, and did well in puppy classes but she was very small, only 20ins at the shoulder, so right at the bottom of the standard. This coupled with a short tight coat and a young face made her look very much a baby in the higher classes.I recall being invited by the steward to come into the ring as "Minor Puppy has started already" when she was almost 3!
Bred by Mrs Ethel Shepherd, ( Ellendune ) she was litter sister to Saffron Star of Okus. Her construction was lovely and she passed that on to her children. She did develop a good coat as she got older and her children were all much more mature looking than she was herself. .
Her first litter although consisting of only 2 live puppies, gave us our first Champion, Okus Buccaneer, who was also a Junior Warrant winner.
Dawn had BVA eye certificates all her life and was x-rayed and hip scored, when the scheme was first introduced, her score then was 5:5 ( total 10 ).
She is pictured below left as a 2 year old, and aged five on the right just after a litter.

Pedigree of Saffron Dawn of Okus
(Hips: 5:5)

Sh Ch Concord of Yeo Ch Stolford Happy Lad Stolford Playboy Stolford Braeleithan Chieftan
Sh Ch Stolford Samala
Prystina of Wymondham Ringmaster of Yeo
Lady Jane of Is-Y-Coed
Ch Deerflite Endeavour of Yeo Ir Ch Mandingo Beau Geste of Yeo Alresford Nice Fella
Lucky Charm of Yeo
Ch Deerflite Rainfall Raynesgold Rainaway
Deerflite Highlight
Ellendune Nana Ch Camrose Cabus Christopher Ch Camrose Tallyrand of Anbria Ch Camrose Fantango
Ch Jane of Anbria
Cabus Boltby Charmer Ch Cabus Cadet
Sh Boltby Sugarbush
Ellendune Elizabeth Drumson Of Ellendune

Drummon of Coolderry
Blossom of Ellendune
Juno Of Ellendune/ Littlecombe Hilarion of Ellendune
Crickham Honey