Best In Show & Runner Up Best In Show (All Breeds) Winner

Multiple Royal Best of Breed



Louie Handsome



Born: 2 February 2019

Louie is our special boy from Ruby's second and final litter, and his easygoing nature makes him an easy dog to love! He proved himself a promising youngster by winning Multiple Class In Show (Specialty & All Breeds) and finished his Australian Championship Title with a Best In Group & Runner Up Best In Group (All Breeds) at 13 months old! He has gone on to win Best & Runner Up Best In Show (All Breeds), Multiple Best In Group (All Breeds) awards as well as becoming a Multiple Royal Best of Breed winner, converting his first appearance on Royal General Specials day to a Best In Group 2nd! He has been hip & elbow scored, DNA tested for inheritable conditions and is available at stud to approved bitches. We are excited to follow the progress of Louie's children as they grow up!

Best of Breed & Best In Group 2nd (Sydney Royal 2022)

Best of Breed (Melbourne Royal 2023)

Runner Up Best In Show (BCCNSW October 2023)

We are forever grateful to Kylie, Stu & Georgia Leslie from Trucharm Border Collies for having Louie for an extended Queensland holiday in 2022/23! Louie and Georgia have had a phenomenal partnership, winning Runner Up Best In Show (All Breeds) and Multiple Best In Group wins! Louie returns to Sydney towards the end of 2023 and has since gone on to several lovely wins. Some of his career highlights include:

  • BEST IN SHOW (All Breeds) winner
  • BEST IN GROUP 2nd & Best of Breed (Sydney Royal Easter Show 2022)
  • Reserve Challenge & Runner Up Best In Show (BCCNSW October 2023)
  • Best of Breed (Melbourne Royal 2023), making the Top 8 Shortlist in the group on General Specials Day
  • Multiple Best & Runner Up Best In Group (All Breeds) winner, his first at just 12 months of age
  • Intermediate In Show (Cattle, Kelpie, BC & GSD Club October 2020)
  • Puppy In Show (Working Dog Club of NSW October 2019)
  • Puppy In Show (NSW Southern Dist BC Club September 2019 - Saturday & Sunday)
  • Multiple Class In Show & Multiple Class In Group (All Breeds)
  • 2nd Place Minor Puppy Dog (5th Australian Border Collie National, NSW 2019) under Heidi Poschacher (Borderline Country BCs)

Best In Show (All Breeds)

Multiple Best In Group (All Breeds)

Supreme Champion!


Critique from the NSW Southern Dist Country BC Club Sunday Specialty 2019 judge Mrs K Sneath (Vic) reads: "Impressive young dog who stood alone in this class, of excellent breed type and correct proportions. Typical balanced head with parallel planes and pronounced stop. His ears are well set on a broad, flat skull with pleasing expression. He has balanced angulation which he used to the full on the move, maintaining his strong topline. Typical carriage with lowered head and an easy, tireless gait. The picture was completed with a correctly set and carried tail finished with an upwards swirl. I would prefer his bone and feet were more oval. A pleasure to award him BEST PUPPY IN SHOW and I note that he is a litter brother to my MINOR PUPPY IN SHOW winner also. Certainly one to watch."

Critique from the 5th Border Collie National 2019 judge Mrs Heidi Poschacher (Borderline Country BCs) reads: "Eight month old, strong boned, very good frame, top quality, ear carriage could be a bit higher and upper head a bit flatter, underjaw a bit stronger, perfect outline and angles, front could be a bit more sound, wonderful presentation on the move, very promising." Louie was 2nd in Minor Puppy Dog!

Critique from the BCCNSW October 2023 judge Mr A Price reads: "Excellent breed type, strong throughout. Very good head type with flat skull, prefer a little more depth of stop, correct broad muzzle, neck lays well into shoulder, prefer a little more turn of upper arm, bone is correct, oval feet, carries his topline well, well angled through the rear, tail well set and carried well." Louie was awarded Reserve Challege & RUNNER UP BEST IN SHOW!

Critique from the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show judge Mrs L Diamante (NZ) reads: "Black and white dog with classic head and expression, dark eyes, good ear set. Well boned and well angulated front and rear. Level topline on the stack and on the move. Short hock, correct tail set. Dropped into himself on the go around and moved with a smooth free gait. A pleasure to award him BOB from such a strong line-up... My winner displayed the more correct angulation, tail carriage and head type." Louie was Best of Breed and BEST IN GROUP 2nd!

Critique from the 2023 Melbourne Royal Show judge Mr G Tesics (Hungary) reads: "Strong, powerful, good bone, good head. Strong muzzle, good shaped eyes. Strong back, deep chest. Low set hocks. Typical double coat. Typical representative of the breed. Friendly." Louie was Best of Breed.