VX ChX DC Majestic Outlander CDX HXAs OTDs HCT TDI
Award of Merit Winner, 1999 BCSA National Specialty
Award of Excellence Winner, 2001 AKC/Eukanuba Invitational Classic
Best Veteran in Sweeps, 2006 BCSA National Specialty
BCSA Register of Merit Sire

“DC” means “Dual Champion” -  Duncan is an AKC Breed Champion and an AKC Herding Champion

VX ChX DC Majestic Outlander CDX HXAs OTDs HCT TDI

Duncan finished his breed Championship at age 15 months with 18 points and 4 majors. Duncan earned an Award of Merit at the 1999 BCSA National Specialty under breeder specialist judge Bruce Kilsby and an Award of Excellence at the Inaugural AKC/Eukanuba Invitational Classic under Dr. J. Donald Jones in 2001. Although very seldom shown, he was ranked in the top twenty (breed) in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. He was also ranked in the BCSA top twenty for open obedience in 2000, and received Honorable Mention in the 2000 and 2001 Front & Finish First and Foremost rankings.

Duncan is one of those dogs who shines at everything he does. He obtained his CD in 3 shows with two second places and one third place, then went on to win his CDX with a first place the following year. Duncan won the Champion Dog with an AKC Herding Title class the first time it was offered at a National Specialty. He then went on to become the first BCSA Versatility dog to earn an Award of Merit. He received those three honors on October 15th, 1999 at the Third Annual National Specialty.

Duncan eyeing his sheep

Duncan winning Best of Breed

In addition to his breed rankings, Duncan was ranked in the top twenty (all breed), in 1999, 2000 & 2001. These rankings are due to his Group placements at large shows. Thank you Ms. Neena Van Camp, Mr. Gerald Schwartz, Ms. Helen Lee James and Dr. Robert D. Smith for recognizing Duncan's qualities in impressive groups of nationally ranked dogs. Duncan also won Best of Breed at the 2002 KTBCC Supported Entry Louisville Kennel Club show. That show had a huge Border Collie entry, and my thanks once again go to Ms. Helen Lee James. I would like to also acknowledge Duncan's breeder, Ronni DeLay, for her handling skills.

Duncan has one leg toward his Utility title in Obedience. Duncan is the third dog I've trained through Novice, the second that I've put a CDX on, and my first Utility dog. Duncan loves obedience and his performances are always entertaining whether he qualifies or not. A judge recently commented that bringing Duncan into the obedience ring is like bringing in a loaded gun. Well, that gun isn't just loaded - it's cocked and ready to explode!


If I can ever find time to train again we will go after the remaining 2 Utility legs.

Duncan jumping

Duncan earning his STDs

Duncan introduced me to herding.  Bob Vest, veteran stockdog trainer - handler - judge, helped me give Duncan a firm foundation in the art of sheep herding. Duncan earned his ASCA STDs title with first and third placements in a large Started class.

Duncan spent a year in California polishing his herding skills with Terry Kenney at T.A.S.K. Farms. While there, Duncan earned his ASCA OTDs with placements, and finished his AKC HSAs with placements and a High In Trial. Terry commented that he drove 350 miles to get to that trial, and Duncan didn't waste any time winning his HIT - they were only in the arena for 1 minute and 23 seconds!


Duncan went on to earn his HXAs with 2 first places and a fourth place (including 2 High Scoring Border Collie awards).  He has multiple placements in large, competitive Advanced classes - including TWO 4-point major High In Trials!


Duncan earned his HSAs, his OTDs, his HXAs and his HCh in less than twelve months.  During the time he was being campaigned, he earned 3 High In Trials, 1 Reserve High In Trial, 2 High Scoring Border Collie awards, 2 High Scoring Border Collie Champion of Record awards, and 1 High Scoring Border Collie with an Obedience Title award.  He has one leg in Herding Started on the “B” course, but is now retired so that I can concentrate on training his granddaughter, BonniDune The Future Is Now.

Duncan winning his Herding Championship

Duncan works to push an angry ram out the gate

Duncan as a Veteran at the 2004 BCSA National

Duncan at the 2004 BCSA National

Duncan wins Best Veteran in Sweeps at the 2006 BCSA National

Duncan at the 2006 BCSA National
Judge Libbye Miller, DVM talked about Duncan's movement in her critique:
"My Best Veteran showed that age may never be able to catch him!"

Duncan eye tested clear as a puppy and annually thereafter. CEA & CL & TNS Genotype NORMAL. He has OFA Good hips and OFA Normal elbows, patellae and thyroid. Duncan is DNA registered with the AKC.

Duncan has sired six litters, including a 2007 litter born in Italy at Gingerbell Border Collies. Fourteen of his pups are AKC Champions of Record (plus more are major pointed and should finish soon). One pup is an International Champion. His pups also have multiple performance titles and multiple herding titles. Duncan is a BCSA Register of Merit Sire.

All of Duncan's puppies have had their eyes examined before age 12 weeks, and all came back clear. Of the puppies whose hips have been evaluated, all scored OFA Good or Excellent. Duncan carries the red (chocolate) and blue colors.

Duncan is my pride and joy!

Raven O'Keefe's portrait of Duncan





Am/Aust/PR/World Ch Goldentone Blue Illusion HIC ROMX

Aust Ch Sheermyst Black Magic

Aust Ch Lindenbrae Indigo Blue CD

Aust/NZ Ch Kennoway Colorado

Aust Ch Lindenbrae Zhenya CDX

Aust Ch Tuckonie Misty Vapour

Aust Ch Rullion Gambit

Ansavon Bonnie Jade

Aust Ch Goldentone Mistic

Aust/NZ/Jap Ch Windygyle Maori Chief

Aust Ch Lochinbrae of Clan-Abby

Aust Ch Windygyle Silhouette

Goldentone Shadan

Aust Ch Windygyle Dark Eclipse

Goldentone Startrek

V Ch Majestic Terbo's Magic Moment CD NA HT CGC ROMX

Ch Gotrah Kaspers Kid CDX CGC HIC

Aust Ch Dakiem Vickis Lad AOC

Aust Ch Borcat McAllister AOC

Dakiem Phebe

Aust Ch Gotrah Bonnie Mae AOC

Aust Ch Gotrah Noble Roger

Jenlehton Sea Sprite

Brushbox Majestic Honey Gem CD

Gotrah Bonnie Kintyre

Gotrah Noble Charger

Aust Ch Gotrah Bonnie Mae AOC

Keslie Dusky Lass

Send A Way Midnight CDX

Gotrah Seasprite Mist

Back to The BonniDune Family Page