Rosmoor is located in Fairfield County,
Connecticut, and has always been a joint
effort between mother,
Rose Tomlin (formerly of Pelham, New
York, and now of Charleston, South
Carolina), and daughter,
Jennie Tomlin Hynes. Jennie has always
been interested in the dogs and was showing
at matches as a very young child. From the
beginning, mother and daughter have shared
the same vision for the Rosmoor dogs.
All of our achievements are the result of
our joint efforts.
On left: Kate, Sarah and Courtney and
on right: Kate and Sarah with our
Currently, the active show dogs reside with
Jennie, her husband Kevin, and her
young daughters Sarah, Courtney, and Kate in
Connecticut while Rose provides a southern home for
some of the retirees. Because Rosmoor houses a small
number of dogs, the puppies and adults rotate into
the home for individual attention. As a result, our
Shelties are well socialized.
Rose established the Rosmoor breeding program in
1966 (the year Jennie was born). From the beginning,
the mission was to establish a breeding program that
produced sound, showy, correct dogs in all three
colors with a distinct look, identifiable as Rosmoor.
The line of dogs that signify Rosmoor are founded
on two bitches. The first foundation bitch was Ch. Faharaby Blue Larkspur C.D. Not only was she a
champion and an obedience titlist, she was also a
group winner. Lark was purchased as a 4-month-old
puppy from Beth Chappell of Faharaby Shelties. She
was the dam of Rose's first homebred litter, and
every Rosmoor Sheltie descends from this bitch.
The second foundation bitch was Ch. Rosmoor Brae
Carel Bonnie, a sable daughter of Ch. Diamond Robert
Bruce out of a Lingard bitch. She was purchased from
Mrs. Austin Elliott of Greensboro, NC at six weeks
of age. Bonnie finished 2 years later with four
majors. Originally these two bitches were the basis
for a distinct AOAC and a sable breeding program.
However, in 1978, the two lines were crossed to give
us one bloodline from which we currently work. We
were fortunate that both of these bitches were
sound, showy, and correct.
Rosmoor Robert of Migadala, ROM
From the beginning, our kennel enjoyed successes,
but in the late 70's our breeding program really
began to come together with intense line-breeding on
Ch. Sundowner Mr. Bojangles and the advent of our
own double Bo grandson, Ch. Rosmoor Robert of
Migadala, ROM. Through Bobby, we were able to
tighten pedigrees and begin to consistently produce
the look we wanted. He sired champions for us in all
3 colors, and in doing so, gave us greater
flexibility in our breeding program.
Ch. Rosmoor Katy-Did, a beautiful, though very plain
mahogany sable bitch and a granddaughter of Ch.
Bonnie, was bred to Bobby. Katy was the winner of
three prestigious East Coast specialties in 1978.
She is remembered, even today, by breeders for her
beautiful, clean, smooth head and correct dark eye
and melting expression. She had a beautiful outline
and was extremely sound. Katy is featured in both AKC sheltie videos.
This breeding crossed the two lines we had been
working with previously. This litter produced four
tri-colors, of which we kept and finished 2 bitches.
One of those bitches,
Ch. Rosmoor Night Sprite, figures prominently in our
pedigrees today. Becky was a plain bitch with a
pretty head and beautiful eyes and expression. Her
movement was close to perfect. This bitch was bred
to Ch. Macdega Proof Positive, ROM and produced Ch. Rosmoor Once Again, a very necky blue bitch with
a clean, smooth head and melting expression. Taylor
is the dam of Ch.
Rosmoor BraeCarel Whimsical (Tally).
Rosmoor Night Sprite
Rosmoor Once Again
Rosmoor BraeCarel Whimsical
Rosmoor The Apocalypse
Tally is by Ch. Ashwood Slight of Hand, C.D., ROM
and traces through both parents to Ch. Rosmoor
Robert of Migadala, ROM. She finished quickly due in
part to her showy outgoing temperament and correct
head and stunning outline. She figures prominently
in our current breeding program. Bred to Ch. Country
Lane The Energizer, ROM she produced
Rosmoor The Apocalypse, who is the eighth
generation descended from our original sheltie and
the result of five generations of champion Rosmoor
Anson won 14 Specialty Best of Breeds
and has contributed greatly to our breeding program,
producing beautiful heads and expressions. His
daughters have produced extremely well for us.
In the early '80s we purchased a
young sable daughter of Ch. Robert with just a few
points. She was out of a Ch. September's Rainmaker
daughter and possessed many qualities we admired.
Her name was Ch. Greenview's Jasmine. She had a beautiful
head, eye and outline and is the granddam of Ch. Rosmoor Renaissance.
"Whitney" was bred to
Ch. Rosmoor The
Apocalypse to produce
Ch. Rosmoor The Epiphany and Rosmoor Simple
Abundance. A repeat of this breeding produced Ch. Rosmoor Radiance and
Ch. Rosmoor Nocturne.
Ch. Rosmoor Renaissance
This combination proved very influential to our
breeding program. Ch Rosmoor the Epiphany a
multiple specialty winner was bred first to Ch.
Akirene’s Aramis Bi Barkley to produce
Ch. Rosmoor Rapture,
“Perdita”. Perdita was finished quickly and was
bred to Ch. Pop Star SS of Northern Farm to produce
two quality sons, Ch Rosmoor Providence, “Jonah” who
was sold as a 10 month old puppy to Peggy and Jan
Haderlie. Jonah finished in three weeks for the
Haderlies including several specialty wins. Jonah’s
brother, Ch Rosmoor
Protocol, “Kenshe” also finished quickly as
a puppy with four specialty majors. Ch Rosmoor
Protocol has proved to be a very good producer in
his first few litters producing 4 champions before
his third birthday. The Epiphany was also bred to
Ch Macdega Atlantis, a breeding that produced,
Ch. Rosmoor Revenant
a beautiful bi blue bitch. Revenant finished
quickly as a young bitch including a Best in
sweepstakes win and Best of winners from the 6-9
puppy class at Tidewater SSC under Joe Molloy. She
also placed in the regular and futurity 9-12 AOAC
class at the 2006 National in Virginia Beach.
Revenant has since proved to be a very consistent
producer. Bred first to Ch. Pop Star SS of Northern
Farm, gave us Rosmoor Narragansett a beautiful
refined blue merle bitch who will be shown in 2010.
Next she was bred to Ch Montage Booty Call and
produced Ch Rosmoor
Incantation. Incantation finished quickly
from the puppy class in 2009 in a very limited
amount of shows including two specialty Best in
Sweeps, three major wins and a Best of Breed over
specials. She was recognized by sheltie breeders as
well as all rounders.
Another sister from the Apocalypse-Renaissance
breeding, Ch. Rosmoor Radiance, finished with
three majors, including a specialty win, was bred to
Ch. Pop Star SS of Northern Farm, ROM to produce two blue
merle sisters, Ch. Rosmoor Requiem, co-owned with
Candi Anglace of Wynridge shelties and
Ch. Rosmoor Redemption
owned by us and Brian Cleveland. Ch. Rosmoor
Requiem finished with two specialty majors, two
Best of Breeds and a group placement in 4 month from
start to finish. Ch Rosmoor Redemption finished
with three majors including specialty wins under Guy
Jeavons and Wendy Mount. As a youngster, she won a
very competitive 9-12 AOAC puppy bitch class of 52
at the 2006 National in Virginia Beach under Jan
The third sister, Ch Nocturne produced
Rosmoor Enchanted by Ch. Primo Wistwin Arctic. She
is co-owned with Brian Cleveland.
Our need to remain very small (4-6 adults) has
necessitated vigilance to quality that has served us
well. Since our inception, we have averaged one
champion per year, and have produced and finished
champions in all three colors. Our dogs are almost
always owner-handled, and the majority of our wins
come at specialty shows. We only keep those dogs we
believe will finish, and who prove that they can
consistently produce quality offspring.