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Old 06-26-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Cool Ion's Family Reunion

Took Ion out to his breeder's place for a quick trim up and assessment as to how he's developing. Apparently very well. He's obviously a young male, but he's packing coat on wonderfully, and the substance he has yet is showing promise.




What a heart stealer!

Afterwards, he went outside to the yard with his family for a quick run. It was a LOT of fun to watch!


Ion in the lead followed by his sister Pearl, and his father Peter.


Ion and his daddy... yes, Ion will turn that color. He is a tri-factored Sable (mahogany).


Ion in the home stretch!


Peter, Ion's Dad.


And we have LIFT OFF! One airborne Collie!


Ion and his sisters, Coral and Pearl.


Daddy and sisters.


A little more sedate Ion after a goodly amount of running.
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Wow, they are all so beautiful! It looks like they all had a wonderful time.
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I love the flying collie pic. That's a great pic!! Asher is a mahogany sable sheltie, ut his coat is darker than Ion's father. However it's also lighter than my friend's mahogany sheltie that has an extremely dark - almost black - coat. There are many shades withing that color name.
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My Sheltie, Calypso, was a really dark mahogany. When I found out Ion was for certain going to turn out with that type of coloring I got excited! I didn't get him for markings or coloring (he was picked because of drive and build), the coat is a pure bonus as it's one of my favorites! I love the change over time.


Calypso as a wee lil' pup.


Calypso as an older girl.
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Oh yes, and you'll note the 'flying collie' pic is my new FB profile pic.
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Calypso's coloring is very similar to my friend's sheltie, but his is a hair darker. She's darker than Asher. That's a cute puppy pic of her!
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He's grown into such a handsome chap Draco, you are understandably very proud!

I could quite happily take an Ion home, just stunning!

Simba is tri-factored too, she is going darker year on year after each moult, comparing pics to when she was younger you can really see the change. My previous Collie boy was a dark mahogany sable much like Calypso, I think it's a beautiful colouring, when it comes to collies and shelties Sable is always my preference.
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Great pictures of a beautiful dog! Not as sexy as Mr. October though! He's young. He'll get there too!
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