Ch Sprig of Houghton Hill
History of Ch Sprig of Houghton Hill
Ch Sprig of Houghton Hill was a 12 3/4 inch tricolor dog (in size by the standard then current), bred by Mrs. E. Baker of Houghton Hill Kennels, in England, and whelped February 10, 1930. He was selected by Mrs. Dreer for her Anahassitt Kennels, and his US registration appears in the November 1931 Stud Book.
This dog was reportedly detested by J. Nate Levine, who had previously imported Ch Wee Laird o'Downfield, sired by a dog of very similar bloodlines, for Anahassitt Kennels. Sprig was nevertheless good enough to finish and sired one Champion, Ch Anahassitt Aphrodite, who bred on for Astolat Kennels. Note that 7/8 of his pedigree was pure Chestnut cross. He carries on in a minor way through Astolat and Pocono lines, the latter through his son Artful Dodger of Anahassitt. Sprig was Line CHE Part III and Family 3C.Return to Index
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Photograph of Sprig of Houghton Hill
PedigreeChestnut Rainbow Nut of Houghton Hill Chestnut Sweet Lady (Collie) Eng Ch Uam Var of Houghton Hill Nut of Houghton Hill Lace Cap of Houghton Hill Granny of Houghton Hill Sprig of Houghton Hill Irvine Ronnie Chestnut Rainbow Chestnut Lassie Chestnut Garland Unknown Collie Chestnut Sweet Lady (Collie) Unknown CollieReturn to Index
1. Ch Anahassitt Aphrodite (sbl b) ex Anahassitt Atalanta ROM
Producing Record of Sprig of Houghton Hill
2. Artful Dodger of Anahassitt (tri d) ex Anahassitt Atalanta ROM
Both are behind modern ROM Sheltie pedigrees, though only in a minor way.
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