A lovely piece of news from a real star
Colette is full time carer for her retired ex military Husband who suffers from a multitude of health issues, including a seriously dodgy heart and M.E. and her youngest son who has seizures and Cerebral Palsy.
Colette has two Labradors, Bree and Summer
Collette enjoys taking time out from being a full time carer for her close family members, by taking both dogs out for country walks (or swims!) by the river and showing them both at Open and Championship shows around Scotland and further afield around the UK when she gets the chance.
A Summer’s Day in a Scottish Winter
Amid dark grey skies, howling winds and relentless rain – the winter blues are well and truly set in for most people, but for Colette Longland, Summer brought joy on the 4th of January 2014 at the first Show of the year for her 2 year old yellow Labrador retriever, Alanwood Serene Oasis, AKA ‘Summer’.
She brings all the Summer joys of warmth and fun to everyone she meets, wagging her whole body from her nose through to the tip of her tail and woe betide all those who stand in the way of its relentless swoop!
Colette has worked hard at getting this bubbly youngster to curb her exuberance in the show ring and beyond. Her persistence has paid off as Summer has collected place cards and rosettes at shows throughout 2013 and kicked off the new year in style at Bon Accord Kennel Association Show, at The Mart , Inverurie, Scotland where she gained 1st place in post-graduate and then went on to gain Best of Breed. Colette says “Very chuffed with my girl and thanks go to the judge for thinking so highly of her”.
Summer’s write-up from Darlington Show, October 2013
1st: LONGLAND’s Alanwood Serene Oasis won this class on movement and maturity, this is a very nice girl that can go unnoticed, but she has all the breed type, and when she holds her head up while moving she is a true mover, lovely head good eye, clean over the neck and shoulders, good front and rear, in good coat and correct tail set, strong quarters, moved with drive.
Colette feeds both Bree and Summer on CSJ dog foods
Colette is always amazed that Summer in particular looks in such stunning condition being fed on the very economical CSJ Champ dog food. Thank you CSJ for brigning success to Colette and Summer.