My name is Judy Docksey, I have four children &
my four children, my daughter Veronica
(Royston), shares my passion for the Shetland
Sheepdog. Together, we strive for perfection
under the prefix of "Beauideal".
have owned Shelties since 1979 (pets) the first
being a tri colour bitch named "Leisha",
closely followed by a sable and white male named
"Zorro". Both were of pet quality
(obtained as two year old giveaways) but proved
to be absolutely "super" pets.
was established in 1987 and our first litters
were from a sable and white bitch named "Claredo
My first show quality Sheltie was bought in
1988. In a Saturday newspaper was an
advertisement for Shetland Sheepdogs puppies.
The telephone number was a local one and I made
arrangements to view the litter.
comprised of a number of males and one female.
The female was absolutely gorgeous. I made an
expression of interest in this pup and asked if
she was a show prospect. The owner (Jan Boyce of
"Nantiki Kennels") tried to steer me from the
girl and said a male would be a better to
I told Jan that
if the girl became available I will take her,
but I was not interested in obtaining one of the
A few weeks later
I received a call from Jan to collect my pup.
Of course I
rushed straight around there to pick her up!
little girl in my arms I enquired what her name
was. Jan advised me that the pup didn't have one
as she often doesn't name them in case they are
sold as pets (thereby not requiring registration
papers). Well, I thought my girl was adorable
and I said "I'm going to name her
"Trinket", so perhaps you could use
"Trinket" as a part of her registered
how I obtained and named my beautiful
"Australian Champion Nantiki Gold Trinket CD".
lucky was I to obtain such a glamorous, animated
and sweet bitch!
was a natural in the ring and she taught me a
lot. Some people may think it a waste for a
novice to have a bitch of such quality, I
disagree. Perhaps the drop out rate of novices
would not be as high if they started out with
was a consistent winner at specialty and all
breed levels as well as enjoying obedience,
tracking and agility.
At the 3rd
National Shetland Sheepdog Show in Sydney,
Australia, I met Shirley Fox of "Shelmanna
Kennels" from Tasmania. Shirley was a friend of
Jan Boyce's and was staying with Jan.
beautiful dogs and "Trinket" just
happened to be in season while she was here. I
was lucky enough to be able to use her
magnificent dog, "Grand Champion Shelmanna
Jazzman ("Jazz")" and that mating
produced "Australian Champion Beauideal
Applause ("Sarah Lee")".
followed in her mother's footsteps consistently
winning in the ring. She had a lot of presence,
an elegant, reachy neck and always dripping in
Her first (and
only Australian) litter produced "Australian
Champion Beauideal Sweethart ("Natasha")".
specialist judge from South Africa (now residing
in Canada), fell for "Sarah" in a
big way. He purchased Sarah from us and she has
continued with her winning ways over there.
Sarah is now
"Australian, South African, Zimbabwe & Canadian
Champion Beauideal Applause for Grand Gables
ROMA". This has given our little
"Sarah" the honour of being the first
Australian bred Shetland Sheepdog bitch
to gain titles in four countries and believed to
be the first Sheltie to gain championship
titles on three continents.
couldn't be more proud. I can't thank Guy
Jeavons and Mark McMillan ("Grand
Gables Kennels" - Canada) enough for
campaigning "Sarah" to the three
has gone on to produce many champions of which
are now in many countries around the world,
including back here in Australia!
and "Trinket" are both very
special girls and Beauideal owes it's beginnings