The breeding of fine collies has been the goal of Clarion since its establishment in 1965. Based on a foundation of quality individuals and strongly influenced by the beauty and elegance of the Tokalon and Poplar dogs and later by the stunning Brandwyne collies, we strive for the ultimate in elegance, balance and expression.
Ch. Kemricks Silver Satin set the initial type for Clarion as our foundation matron.
She finished her Championship with three 5 point specialty wins, and went on to produce three outstanding Champions and a multiple Champion producing daughter and is still prominent in our pedigrees today.
Am. Ch. Kemricks Silver Satin
Silver Satin

Ch. Valley Views Whirlaway
The purchase of Silver Satin's sire, Ch. Valley View´s Whirlaway, and the incorporation of his blood into our breeding program helped set the type that Clarion became noted for. Whirlaway went on to become one of the breed's leading sires.

Ch. Clarion's Nightrider, from Silver Satin's first litter went on to become one of the most influential sires in breed history. Sired by the great Ch. Impromptu Ricochet and from a litter of 3 Champions Nightrider quickly proved prepotent for his exquisite expression and elegant type. Our current winners all descend from this dominant sire.
Ch. Clarions Nightrider

Ch. Clarion's Light Up The Sky, a genetic gold mine by virtue of his stellar linebred pedigree surpassed even our expectations of him as a producer and went on to become the breed's top producing blue merle sire-a record he held for many years. His strong influence is still felt in the breed today. From one of his earliest litters out of the beautiful
Ch. Clarion The Velvet Vixen (by Nightrider ex the multiple Champion producing Gladiator/Silver Satin daughter, Clarion The Silver Vixen) Sky sired the exquisite puppy flyer Ch. Clarion The Platinum Mix-Best Puppy at the Collie Club of America 1983.
Although Platinum Minx only gave us one litter, her daughter Clarion Black Dahlia when bred to the Champion producing double dilution merle son of Light Up the Sky, Clarion Touchstone, produced
Ch. Clarion Touched By Poetry, a bitch of exquisite balance and breathtaking expression.

Light Up The Sky

The Platinum Minx

Touched by Poetry

Am & Can Ch. Careless Whispers
When bred to Ch. The Meadow's Notorious, this bitch produced our current winner and top producer. Am & Can Ch. Clarion Careless Whispers, an Award of Merit winner at the 1996 National . Whisper finished her Championship with 4 specialty majors and was WB at the Canadian National.

Her contributions in the whelping box have also been outstanding. From her first breeding to Clarion Wold Class came the lovely trio whiCh includes Ch. Clarion Colors Of The Wind, major ptd Clarion The Color Of Money and the exquisite Clarion Brilliant Disguise, dam of Clarion Incognito.

Ch. Clarion Colors of The Wind

Clarion The Color of Money

Clarion Brillant Disguise

Clarion Incognito

Ch. Clarion Paint a Rumor
The repeat breeding of Whisper to World Class produced the lovely Ch.Clarion Paint a Rumor and Ch. Clarion Rue Royale . Paint a Rumor, when bred to Ch. Gambit´s A Hurricane Brew´n produced the stunning Clarion When Stars Collide, RWB at CCA 2001.

Clarion When Stars Collide

Ch. Clarion Metallica
Whisper was also bred to Ch. Clarion Metallica Ch. The Meadows Notorious ex Clarion Winning Colors) which produced the beautiful Ch. Clarion The Color Of Light, WD for a 5pt major at 7mos, he won the 9-12 AOC class at CCA and was considered for WD and finished as a yearling with a second specialty win.

Ch. Clarion The Color Of Light

Can. Ch. Clarion Gathering Storm
Whispers final litter sired by Ch. Gambits A Hurricane Brewn gave us the exciting youngsters Can. Ch. Clarion Gathering Storm, WD at the Dominion CC Specialty at just 6 mos, and Clarion Masquerade, so reminiscent of her beautiful dam.

Clarion Masquerade

Another outstanding Sky daughter, Ch. Clarion'S Too Much Heaven, when bred to the Nightrider grandson the exquisite Ch. Paradices Along Came Jones, gave us the next link in our sire line with the classic headed Ch. Clarion Color My World, who in his first litter sired four Champions:
Ch. Clarion True Colors, (exported to China after his spectacular show career), Ch. Clarion Beyond Black, sire of Champions in the U.S. and South America, Ch. Clarion Fade To Black, And Ch. Paradices Mr. Stardust-All Specialty winners.

Ch. Clarion Too Much Heaven

Ch. Clarion Color My World

Ch. Clarion Beyond Black

Ch. Clarion True Colors

From Color My World bred to a bitch who also descends from Along Came Jones came the outstanding producer and classic beauty type Clarion World Class, whos stellar pedigree includes so many of the great ones. Shane has consistently stamped his get with his unmistakable presence, classic detail of head, and beautiful sweet expression.

Clarion World Class

Ch. Clarion Marmalade Skies
In one of his earliest litters he sired the high flying white bitch, Ch. Clarion Marmalade Skies, who was RB at the Collie Club of America in 1995 from the Open White class and impressed the collie world with her major win at one of the countrys largest specialties as an 8 month old puppy, and then returned to the ring as an adult to win her other specialty major and finish her Championship.
Marlas litter by Ch. The Meadows Classique White gave us two beautiful white Champion daughters finished in 2002, Ch. Clarion Buttermilk Skies, who finished with a thrilling 5pt major in California and Ch. Roblyns PoppinFresh.

Ch. Clarion Buttermilk Skies

Clarion Skyview Symmetry
From Marla´s litter by Paradices Beyond a Shadow came the Champion producer, Clarion To Touch The Sky and Clarion Let There Be Light, dam of our exciting puppy flyer, Clarion Skyview Symmetry.

Several other World Class offspring also completed their Championships in 2001 and 2002, among them, Ch. Clarion Hi Crest Violet Vixen and her two beautiful sisters from the litter out of Ch. Hi Crest Ultraviolet.
From the Violet Vixen bred to Clarion Incognito came Ch. Hi Crest Iridescent, finished in 2002, and Clarion The Metropolitan and Clarion The Velvet Vamp, both with specialty majors

Ch. Clarion Hi Crest Violet Vixen

Ch. Clarion When Worlds Collide
Ch Heatherri Clarion SILVER SPRINGS, daughter of Ch. Clarion Happy Hour, when bred to World Class also produced an outstanding litter, among them Ch Clarion When Worlds Collide, who finished his title with 3 majors and several BOV´s and Ch. Heatherri The Sky´s The Limit.

Ch. Clarion Escapade, another beautiful daughter of
Ch. Clarion Color My World, was Best American Bred at the 1994 CCA. She finished her Championship with 4 majors and went on to win an Award of Merit at the 1995 National Specialty.

Ch. Clarion Escapade

Clarion Dreamscape
From her only litter sired by The Meadows Carry the Dream , she gave us the exquisite Clarion Dreamscape, a bitCh who has proved herself pure goldin the whelping box.

Ch. Clarion Tallywood Millennium
From her litter by Ch. Gambit´s A Hurricane Brew´n we have a winning quartet which includes Ch. Clarion Tallywood Dream On, Ch Clarion Tallywood Millennium, Ch. Tallywood Clarion Abstract and Can. Ch. Tallywood Clarion Absolute.

Ch.Clarion Tallywood Dream On

Ch. Clarion Frost on the Meadows
From Ch. Clarion Incognito bred to our beautiful tri headed white Ch. Clarion Frost On The Meadows we have our most exciting Champion, one of ten finished in 2002, with Ch. Clarion Smoke And Mirrors. This striking youngster came out at just 6 months to win his first of four majors and finished his title at just 10 months.

Ch. Clarion Smoke and Mirrors

Clarion Alenclaud Alliance, the litter brother to Incognito, was exported to Alenclaud Collies in Argentina where he sired the number 1 Collie there for four consecutive years. Returning to Clarion as a six year old, he was used very successfully on our blue and sable merle bitches. He is currently the sire of nine Champions including the gorgeous Ch. Clarion Paint a Memory and her littermates, near Ch. Clarion Blue Bayou and Clarion Paint It Black.

Ch. Clarion Paint A Memory

Ch. Clarion Caped Crusader

Ch. Clarion The Grey Ghost

Undoubtedly, the most important contribution Alliance made for us was his tricolor son, Ch. Clarion Excalibur, who's dam is a daughter of Incognito. Excalibur, in his very first litter, sired the outstanding beauty, Ch. Clarion Ribbon In the Sky, a multiple BOB and Group Winner in her first few months of campaigning in 2010. She is now co-owned with Tony and Lucille Sanchez Corea who had originally owned and finished Ch. Clarion's Nightrider so many years ago. With two more Champion daughters finished in 2010 and others close to title, Excalibur has proved himself invaluable

Ch. Clarion Excalibur

Ch. Clarion Ribbon in The Sky

Another Incognito brother, Ch. Heatherri Earth,Wind, and Fire was bred to a daughter of Ch. Clarion Metallica and sired Ch. Roblyn Everything Is Eventual, sire of our exciting Ch Clarion Sky On Fire, a triple up on Clarion Brilliant Disguise. He also sired Ch. Clarion Star Struck, out of Ch. Clarion When Stars Collide (RWB at CCA) and the puppy flyer Ch. Clarion Force Of Nature, finished at 9 months with 4 major and now in 2010 a multi Group Winner. His dam is the top producing Marmalade Skies daughter Clarion Let There Be Light.

Ch. Clarion Sky On Fire

Ch. Clarion Star Struck

Ch. Clarion Force of Nature

Ch. Clarion Sky On Fire, a multiple Specialty BIS winner with a GroupII to his credit, has done muCh to Change the perception of the White Collie in this breed. He has also proved himself as a dominant sire, producing the exciting Ch. Clarion White Diamonds, finished with 4 majors and CH.Clarion Sapphire Moon, also a multiple BOB Specialty Winner, now the dam of our newest hopeful, Clarion Wild at Heart, and she is now nursing a gorgeous litter by Ch. Clarion EXCALIBUR.
New for 2010 is Ch. Clarion Divine's Diamond Girl, another lovely white daughter.

Ch. Clarion White Diamonds

Ch. Clarion Sapphire Moon

GCh. Clarion Nightline


GCh. Clarion Mirror Image

Ch. Clarion Thru The Looking Glass

Clarion Alenclaud Architect

We point with pride to the nearly 100 Champions owned or bred here and look forward to the next generations, always striving for the unattainable perfect one. Look for our collies in the show ring... they will be easy to spot as they are...


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