One of the first affixes to be protected by the ‘Rough Collie Breed Council’, Carramar, although originally starting with sable and white stock from the ‘Eden kennel’, will always be synonymous with blue merle breeding.

 


left - Joyce Sargeant handling Ch Carramar Boy Blue to his 7th of ten Challenge Certificate, this one with Best of Breed, at South Wales Kennel Association in 1963.

Image courtesy of Mrs Aileen Speding ‘Antoc Collies

 

right- Carramar Boy Blue’s son Ch Carramar Blue Tweed, winner of 6 Challenge Certificates

 

Image donated by ‘Emmsmoor’ courtesy of Rough Collie Archive

 

First registered in 1953, and active until the late 1960s Carramar Collies were in effect a joint affair between husband and wife Jim and Joyce Sargeant, the latter, having owned a successful Collie kennel during her years in Australia, contributed her considerable experience in all aspects of the canine world, although the affix was registered in the name of J Sargeant.

The kennel produced three very influential home bred dogs, all based on ‘Westcarrs lines’, in tricolour Carramar Midnight Raider, plus the big winning blue merle Champions Carramar Boy Blue and Carramar Blue Tweed, both of which were the ideal clear silvery blue for which the kennel was justly famous. All three produced Challenge Certificate winning offspring, including champions, not only for the home kennel but also for the likes of ‘Bririch’, ‘Lowerpark’, and ‘Clickam’, in addition to being a major influence in many other kennels of the period.