Our first collie came in to our home in 1993. It was Abergavenny’s Highland Queen, petname Hayca, a sable and white bitch out of Mirpet Sunset Cracker and Baden Court Hony Soit Qui Mal Y Pense. Unfortunately Hayca became ill and died at the age of three. See also, "Remembrance".
With Hayca our love for this breed started. This
resulted in the arrival of our second bitch
Her Majesty from the
(Malouine’s Once in a Blue Moon x Amy the Gipsy Queen v. Saleteinshof),
at home called Mandy. Unfortunately we had to put her to sleep in March 2005. She turned out to be very influential for our tri/blue
She produced our two homebred champions, our bluemerle dog Nl.Int.Lux.Ger.(VDH+DCC) Champion Blueberry Hill From Higher Grounds (Balou), winner of the Simon Franzen Trophee 2001 (awarded to the top winning bluemerle rough collie in Holland) and his younger tricolour brother Nl.Champion His Majesty From Higher Grounds (Junior), winner of the Nea Konia Trophee 2000 & 2001 (awarded to the top winning tricolour rough collie in Holland) and the Breeders Trophee 2002 (awarded to the best homebred rough collie in Holland). A son of Junior, and therefore a grandson of Mandy, named Nl.Champion Memory Lane From Higher Grounds, has been very successful. He won the Collieclub trophee 2004 (awarded to the best sable rough collie). We have Brandon in co-ownership, he lives with Han-Yin Wong.
September 2001 the next generation arrived at our home. A daughter of Balou named
Girl Daisy's Collie Camora (Luna),
joined her father, uncle and
grandmother. In February 2002 Luna's
Wondering Why of Slatestone
(Siouxy) joined Luna.
In March 2003 Siouxies second litter was born, sired by Ch. Riding's Deep in my Heart. She had her last litter by our Ch. His Majesty From Higher Grounds.
In September 2003 we took Luna oversea for her first
mating partner. She was mated in England to Ch.
Lynmead Lust in the Dust and had four puppies on November
7th, 2003. In February 2005 luna was mated by People
Black de Midland Valley
and had her puppies in April 2005.
At the end of May 2005 we had the most tragic weekend one can think of. Luna died totally unexpected, leaving five puppies behind, six weeks old at that time. Her daughter, Sheer Bliss From Higher Grounds stayed.
Black Diamond From Higher Grounds (Dushi), littersister of Ch. Blueberry Hill From Higher Grounds, had her second litter in 2002. With us stayed a tricolour bitch called Looney Tune From Higher Grounds, petname Lily. In 2003 Lily joined her dad at the 'Zoomerangs Paradijs' kennel. Dushi had her last litter in 2004 by Silvers Inspiration Yum Yum, of which a bluemerle bitch Qualified Blue From Higher Grounds (Gwen) stayed.
of the illness of our Hayca,
My Golden Princess of
a New Horizon arrived
in 1995 to be the start
of our sable and white breeding. She is out of Ch. Quincey Jones of Slatestone and Malouine’s Somebody to Love. She produced three
lovely litters. The last one was by our own Satchmo,
Icing on the Cake, a lovely sable
and white dog who was unique in his
One daughter of Princess, from her first litter by Ch. Mirpet Red Baron, Careful Choice From Higher Grounds (Sierra), stayed with us. From Sierra's last litter by Amalie By Design in 2004 we've kept a bitch called Nl.Champion Pure Design From Higher Grounds (Dior). Dior won the Collieclub trophee 2006 (awarded to the best sable rough collie) and the Breeders Trophee 2006 (awarded to the best homebred rough collie in Holland). Sierra is also the mother of Nl.Champion Memory Lane From Higher Grounds,
We're very proud to be the only kennel who won all four Trophees, awarded by the official Dutch Collieclub, at least once with a homebred collie.