Welcome to Seanua 

Home to much loved and versatile Smooth Collies owned by Claire Norman, a Kennel Club Assured Breeder based on Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

I first started showing Smooth Collies in 2002 following the purchase of a sable and white dog from the Foxearth Kennels (Foxearth Flash Past) who went on become a champion and won 19 Challenge Certificates.  I have since made up three further UK champions and one Finnish & Norwegian champion.

In 2008 I bred my first litter with Geoff Hyde, an experienced breeder from Lancashire and have since gone on to start my own line under the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme.

Prior to this I was very involved with the showing and breeding of horses and competed in many disciplines including side-saddle and eventing, but now dedicate most of my time to Smooth Collies and Wire Haired Dachshunds.  I am a member of the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain and was previously the Health Co-ordinator for the Club Committee as I have a particular interest in health matters.

My dogs are my family and enjoy a variety of activities and live with me throughout their lives - I do not rehome them when they get older and they stay as much loved pets.  My aim is to demonstrate that the breed is so much more than just a show dog and deserves to be better known for its versatility and suitability as a great family member. I am therefore very keen to promote Smooth Collies and welcome questions and enquiries.

My kennel name (Seanua) is a gaelic word meaning 'old and new'.


For more general information on the breed, please visit the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain website.

Latest News

08 Jun 2019

London Collie Championship Show

A rare day out for Mae, Foxearth Fashioned in Black who won the Bitch CC from Veteran class and then won Best Opposite Sex in Show.  Ethelbert, Seanua Signature won Limit Dog and the Reserve Dog CC.  Judges - Pat Lister and Stella Clark (BIS judge).

18 Jan 2019

Manchester Champ Show

My young Wire Haired Dachshund, Silvae Trade Name won Dog CC, Best of Breed and was shortlisted in the Group.  Judge - Mr. B. Browne-Cole.

07 Sep 2017

Richmond Championship Show

Basil (Silvae Klansman), my Wirehaired Dachshund won his first Championship Certificate under judge Graham Hill.

12 Mar 2017


Ethelbert 2nd in Post Graduate Dog and Ruby 2nd in Post Graduate Bitch.  Judge - Bev White.

09 Jul 2016

New Champion

Fantastic day - Ollie (Easy Listening at Seanua) won the CC and Best of Breed at West of England Championship Show and is now a champion.  Not to be outdone - Ethelbert won the Reserve Dog CC, Ruby won the Reserve Bitch CC, Thank you to judge Penny Sewell.

12 Mar 2016

Crufts success

What a wonderful day - four homebred dogs entered and four 1st prizes!  Ollie 1st Veteran Dog and Reserve CC; Ethelbert 1st Junior Dog; Ruby 1st Junior Bitch and Hermione 1st Limit Bitch.  I am very grateful to the judge Maria Foulston for her high opinion of my dogs.

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