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Bronze GCh. Wyndlair Point Given - 2014 #1 Rough Collie
(Wyndlair Avalanche, ROM ex GCh. Twin City Cleopatra - CCA AOM)
 

"I think this dog is one of our current generation's very best." - Nioma Coen, 2014 CCA

Xander represented the pinnacle of the Wyndlair bloodline. He is quite simply the finest Collie ever registered under the Wyndlair kennel name. Linebred to the power-packed litter that produced our Ch. Twin City Wyndlair Anthem (CCA WB/BW & 3X AOM), Xander possessed the trademarked breed virtues we value most.

Xander jumped out of the gate, going WD/BW under Tom Coen at his very first show at 6 months of age. He followed that up the next month going WD/BW at the Central Iowa C.C. under Joe Reno for a 4 point major. The next week he took a large Best In Sweepstakes under Judy Rychter at Central States Collie Club. Later that same week he nailed at 5 point major at Illiana Collie Club under Sue Christie! Along the way, he also picked up major reserves under Carmen Leonard and Lily Russell. He capped off his puppy show season by winning the premier Collie Sweepstakes in the country, the 2010 Kem Memorial Sweepstakes under respected judge Nioma Stoner Coen! Xander came back out as an adult at the 2011 CCA National and took Reserve Winners Dog under Judge Larry Willeford. His very next show he finished under Judge Carmen Leonard at Indiana Collie Club winning his fourth major!

Specialed just a handful of times as a young dog, he took an Award of Merit at the 2013 CCA and multiple Herding Group 1 wins. However, he mostly stayed on the sidelines while his litter brother, GCHP. Wyndlair Cherokee Vindication, was on his way to become the top BISS-winning male in breed history.

In 2014, Xander finally got his chance at the Top 10. He exploded out of the gate taking BISS after BISS win, and shot immediately to #1 Collie in the USA. Xander suffered a severe foot laceration two weeks prior to the 2014 CCA and was on crate-rest until the day of Best of Variety judging. While not in top form, he battled to the very end with Ch. Headline's Soldier of Light, falling just short of the National's top honor, taking 2014 CCA Select Dog. However, his 11 Specialty Best of Breed wins easily cemented him as the #1 Rough Collie (Hawkins) in the country for 2014.

Following the 2014 CCA, he spent a year on the East Coast standing at stud. Unfortunately, he came home the next spring positive for heartworm, and tragically passed away in our living room the evening following his medical treatment. There will forever be a hole in our family's hearts. Xander was truly larger than life. His accomplishments aside, he was a centerpiece of our family, and the result of 25 years of work in the breed.

While Xander never got to establish himself as a top stud dog, he did have a couple of notable siring accomplishments. His son, Ch. Thorndale Point Determined, was 2015 CCA Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best Puppy. At the 2016 CCA National, two of his sons (Ch. Tavern Hill Limerick Celtic Classic & Ch. Chatham Moon Shadow and Rivendell) won classes under judge Judie Evan. While we were prevented from having our own Xander puppy, we were blessed with granddaughter of his in Multi-BISS Ch. Wyndlair Amen Hallelujah (Ch. Thorndale Point Determined ex Ch. Wyndlair Classique Incandescent), who finished in style in 5 specialties at 8 months of age from the Bred-By Exhibitor class. We hope she will allow us to carry-on Xander's legacy.

Name: Ch. Wyndlair Point Given
Coat Color: Blue Merle
Bred by: Matt & Anita Stelter & June Morris
Owned by: Matt & Anita Stelter
 

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