About Classical

Classical was established in 1976 by myself, Bea Sawka and my husband Kevin, when we obtained our first Bearded Collie and became involved in breeding and showing. After competing successfully with her Standard Schnauzer, Julie Kempster obtained her first Beardie in 1977 and we met the following year.
Over the years we became good friends and shared a lot of the same ethics and goals with our dogs and later Julie joined us at Classical. Kevin and I are located in Lindsay, Ontario, approximately an hour and a half from Toronto and Julie and her husband are located in Uxbridge, Ontario, approximately an hour from Toronto.

While we truly enjoy showing our dogs and showcasing their accomplishments, they are first and foremost our beloved family pets. They live in our homes, sleep in our beds and everything in our lives revolves around our dogs.

We strive to produce superior quality, healthy puppies that excel in temperament, soundness and correct breed type. Our puppies are home raised and are very well socialized to ensure that they are friendly, outgoing and easy to live with. Our puppies are born in our guest room we sleep with the mother and her puppies for the first couple of weeks to ensure that all is well. After the first couple of weeks they are moved into our office for more socialization and then later into the kitchen/living room. When the pups are about 3 weeks of age they are taken outside several times a day and introduced to as much as possible both inside and outside the home.
JulieFrank The parents of our puppies are in excellent health and are have appropriate health clearances before being bred. All are Champions and most are Puppy Group, Group, Best Puppy In Show and/or Best In Show winners. Our puppies are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and Registration Papers are supplied to the new owner as soon as they become available.

Whether a top show prospect or a quality family pet, we strive to place our puppies in loving, permanent homes where they are a treasured member of the family. In order to preserve the breed, so that only the very best specimens are used for breeding purposes, we sell our 'pet' puppies on Canadian Kennel Club non-breeding contracts.

Our record in the show ring speaks for itself. Many of our dogs have won Best In Shows, Best Puppy In Shows and Best In Specialty wins. We have bred over 140 champions.

Some of our dogs have gone on to become the foundation of kennels around the world and many have become top winners and producers in Finland, US, Australia, Bahamas, South Africa and Japan.

In 1997 we had the honour of breeding, owning and handling the Top Winning Dog All-Breeds in Canada,
Harrison, Can. Am. Ch. Classical Image Of A Legend.

As well as competing in the show ring, our dogs also compete successfully in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Herding & Therapy.

We are breeder members of the Havanese Fanciers Club of Canada, the Havanese Club of America, The Bearded Collie Club of Canada, The Bearded Collie Club of America, The Bearded Collie Club (England) and honorary lifetime members of the Canadian Kennel Club. "Classical" has been registered with the Canadian Kennel Club since 1976 and is permanently registered. We are also American Kennel Club Breeders of Merit for both our Bearded Collies and Havanese.

Listed below are some of the Classical Champions, many of which have earned titles in multiple countries.

Classical's Achates On Parade
Classical Alexis On Fire
Classical's All For One
Classical All That Jazz
Classical's Always On My Mind
Classical American Woman
Classical's Angel On Parade
Classical's Baby Star
Classical's Bear Necessity
Classical Believe In Wonder
Classical Blue Heritage
Classical Bo-Tique's Catcher
Classical Bound For Glory
Classical's Brad Paisley
Classical Bramley's Mad Hatter
Classical Break It To Em Gently
Classical Briarpatch Got'Ya
Classical Cast A Spell
Classical Causin' A Commotion
Classical Celebration
Classical's Celebrity West
Classical's Celene Yuko
Classical Champagne Charlie
Classical Clap For The Wolfman
Classical's Cloudburst
Classical Cloud Nine
Classical Coat of Chrome
Classical Cosmopolitan
Classical Couldn't Resist
Classical Country Boy
Classical's Country Star
Classical's Custom Design
Classical Crisch On Parade
Classical's D'Arque Victory
Classical's Dances With Wolves
Classical's Disney On Parade
Classical Dylnn's Jillian
Classical Double Destiny
Classical Double Fantasy
Classical's Double Trouble
Classical Dowry For Auldscotia
Classical Dream A Little Dream
Classical Dreamfinder
Classical Fine State of Affairs
Classical Fivefields Anarchy
Classical Fivefields Entropy
Classical Flowin In The Wind
Classical's Frankly My Dear
Classical's Gentle Ben
Classical's Guess Again
Classical's Guess Who
Classical's Heavenly Blue
Classical's Heir Apparent
Classical Holly's Image
Classical's In The Limelight
Classical Image Of A Legend
Classical's Image Of A Star
Classical's Image Of Acclaim
Classical Image Of Balimor
Classical's Impressive Oliver
Classical I've Got A Feeling
Classical Jazz On Parade
Classical Jazzman
Classical Kay Cee's Kurt
Classical's Kamiko Dream
Classical Keepin It Together
Classical King Of Magic
Classical Kit'n Kaboodle
Classical Lady Katherine of Earnescliffe
Classical Lasting Impression
Classical Let's Be Frank
Classical's Let's Make A Deal
Classical's Lonestar
Classical Lord Of The Ring
Clsssical's Little Braveheart
Classical Little Miss Show Off
Classical Magical Meemie
Classical Make My Day
Classical Master Rhett
Classical Meant To Be
Classical's Miss Charlotte
Classical's Morning Dew
Classical Movie Star
Classical's Movin Xperience
Classical Mystique
Classical Mystic Enchantment
Classical's My Turn
Classical's On The Spot
Classical's Once Upon A Time
Classical's One and Only
Classical's Over The Moon
Classical's Paris Knight
Classical's Paris Original
Classical's Play A Rhapsody
Classical's Playin' With Fire
Classical's Play It Again Sam
Classical's Precious Gold
Classical Precious Pearl
Classical Pretender
Classical Pretty Woman
Classical's Radagast Annie
Classical's Radagast Logan
Classical's Rock Steady
Classical Rocks This Town
Classical's Round of Applause
Classical Rudy Huxtable
Classical's Run For The Border
Classical Serenity Warrior
Classical's Shadow Dancer
Classical's Sheza Showoff
Classical's Silver Cloud
Classical's Silver Lining
Classical Smokin Joe TKO
Classical's Southern Gent
Classical Stand Tall
Classical's Star Baby
Classical Starstruck
Classical's Still The One
Classical Super Natural
Classical Super Nova
Classical Tail Ends Smokey
Classical Tradition
Classical's Timeless Love
Classical's The Apprentice
Classical Top Gund
Classical's Top Of The Mark
Classical's Truly Irresistible
Classical's Tuxedo Magal
Classical Windfiddler Dizzol
Classical Windsong
Classical's Wish Upon A Star
Classical Wincroft Stargazer
Classical Whiskers N Paws
Classical Who Wants To Know
Classical's Wonder Boy
Classical Wonder Woman
Classical Wonderful Won
Classical Wotarukus HBC
Classical Written In The Stars
Classicals Up And At'Em Hattie

Bea & Kevin Sawka, Lindsay, ON (Bearded Collies & Havanese)

Julie Kempster, Uxbridge, ON (Bearded Collies)

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