My favorite writer is Albert Payson Terhune and I always wanted a collie descended from his lines. Well, a few years ago we were able to trace our collie lines in depth back to the fabled Sunnybank lines. We were pleasantly surprised and thrilled to say the least. :)
Many, many collies are descended from the Sunnybank lines today, especially if they are from Championship bloodlines. Of course a collie is just as much a collie if not descended from Terhune’s lines, but if your a Terhune fan you would be thrilled to know if your collie is from his lines and to be able to read about their ancestors from Terhune’s pen…..
This is Treve, Terhune’s first Champion at Sunnybank. He is according to the research done a ancestor of our collies…..
Our Collies back to the Sunnybank lines listing the parents who are from the line only….
Through our Trevor and Hallies lines….
Niamh's Misty Meadow Branwen and Skylight and various other collies are descended by several other parents by different breedings with Tappaderro's Black Majesty (Trevor) or Tappaderro's Midnite Serenade (Hallie) who are descended from Tapaderro's Greased Lightning, Wolf Manor Wonder Women, Wolf Manor Magnum P.I., Ch. Executive The Equalizer, Ch. Twin Oaks Joker's Wild,ROM, Ch. Executive Table Stakes, Ch. Twin Creeks Post Script,ROM Ch. Twin Creeks True Grit, ROM Ch. Lee Aire's Amazing Grace Ch. Ransom's Regency Ransom's Rapture Ransom's Mistress Mine Ransom's Black Lace Ransom's Holly Ransom's Dusky Rose Ransom's Rhapsody in Black, Ransom's Reunion, Belle of Fair Banks,bred with Penningtom Phantom (also SB descended) Sunnybank Mac Duff II Sunnybank Southern Girl and Sunnybank Thaneson, Now Pennington Phantom traces back to Sunnybank through, H.R.H Sunnybank Sybil, Sunnybank King Coal and Sunnybank Southern Girl. These two lines together have the following Sunnybank collies in their lines, Sandstorm (Sandy, CH. Sigurd (Treve), CH.Explorer, CH.Thane, CH.Sigurdson (Squire), Goldsmith (Bruce), Lass, Jean, Gray Dawn, Sandy, Victrix, Chaeroplane, Buff, Mabel, Bauble, Laund Lury of Sunnybank (Daisy), Alton Aldeen, Thats our Sunnybank connection for our Trevor and Hallie lines.... Now we do descend also from Anya's lines but that is another story for another time....
The greatest of Terhune's Champions is also a ancestor to our collies also, the Legendary Ch. Sunnybank Thane. The line mentioned above is but one of several lines our collies can be traced back to Sunnybank. While descended from Sunybank's lines does not make a collie perfect or worth more, it sure is fun reading Terhune describing the ancestors and relatives of our collies and once in a while learning that some unique or strange one of our collies has one of these dogs had too. :)
How is this for a Sunnybank look dad? Our Trevor.....