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.