Great day for our newer exhibitors

WELSH CORGIS, PEMBROKE

NEWS FROM A UK PERSPECTIVE

Sounds like a happy day at Three Counties where Carole Turner (Cottonfields) was the judge.

DCC was a first for Kim Warner’s 14-months tri Meitza Erik The King, who was bred by Fiona Miller and Mike Haslam by Ch Pemcader Thunderball ex Meitza Goldust.

All CC wins are exciting and when it’s your first ever CC it’s a day you remember forever. This one is even more thrilling than most for Erik is Kim’s first Pembroke, first pedigree dog and first show dog.

I asked her for his story and thought you might be interested in her reply: “Due to work commitments I haven't been able to have a dog for 20 years. Last year I took semi-retirement and the first thing I wanted to do was get a doggy pal. Previously I have only had mongrels so I have never shown a dog and never planned to show, just wanted a pet.

“I fell in love with Corgis after dropping in on the breed show at Pucklechurch last year. Lots of phone calls later, Kevin told me about Fiona and Erik. It’s been an incredible experience. He my only dog, my pet and he is so very special. How lucky was I?” How about that!

They have been doing well in the new beginners competition, including a group win, but it didn’t take them long to outgrow that class!

He is the first Pem CC winner bred by Fiona and Mike who have been in the breed many years and made up his granddam Ch Craigycor Irish Luck at Meitza. They have also had great success in Bullmastiffs.

BCC and BOB was a second for Karen Newton’s tri Corland Solitaire, by US import Nebriowa Skidaddle ex Thunderball’s litter sister Pemcader Picture Puzzle. She is the first Pem Karen has kept from a litter she bred so even more proof that you don’t need to have been in the breed forever to do serious winning if you have the right dog and show consistently.

Reserves were Diana King and Sarah Taylor’s Oregonian Snow Leopard (Ch Nireno Luke Skywalker ex Oregonian Snow Queen) and Mary Davies’ dual CC-winning tri Ermyn Fly By Night (by Australian-bred Rus Ch Pemvale Midnight Flyer over Ermyn ex Ch Vuedor Black Pearl of Ermyn).

Mary also took BV with her tri Ch/Rus Ch Ermyn Snow Knight (grandsire of both RCC winners, by Ch/Am Ch Rosewood Set Sail to Salvenik ex Wharrytons Pansy Potter at Ermyn) while BP was Lorraine Weedall and Nicola Bogue’s Bronabay Illuminations (Ch Bronabay Cannonball ex Bronabay True Colours).

The judging was followed by that for the Cambria club open show judged by Sandra Warner (Brisam) – thanks to Hilary Wyer for the results. BOB was her and Ray’s Cottivy Skyfall (Ir Ch Chawton Dream Maker ex Cottivy Maggie May), who recently took a G3 at Christchurch and New Forest open show under Darren Clarke.

RBOB was another male, Elaine and Alan Barlow’s tri Woodhenge Star Agent for Pendrell (Thunderball ex Woodhenge Moon Maiden), and BOS Gareth and Rachel Cross’ tri Bertley Fire Fly over Dewiscor (Thunderball ex Bertley Corn Dolly).

BP was Teresa Maddox’s Salvenik Summer Rosebud (Redfordhill Magic Moments to Salvenik ex Ch Bertley Summer Rose with Salvenik) with Illuminations BPD, and Babs and Wally Aylott’s tri Barwal Belle (Foxfire Red Ruffian at Pemland ex Pemcader Belroyd Zoe of Barwal) was BV.

Please note that Gary Gray is judging Pems and Jean Lanning Cardis at Bournemouth, not as stated in the printed schedule.

Sorry to hear of the recent deaths of four famous American-bred Pembrokes whose names are I’m sure familiar to many British readers. Ch/Aus Sup Ch Coventry Queue (Ch Ninacorte Chicago Hope ex Ch Coventry Cover Girl) went to Australia where he was the first import to achieve a supreme champion title. He was a big winner and effective sire in both countries and is the sire of Mary Davies' import I mentioned earlier.

His daughter Ch Coventry Vanity Fair (ex Ch Coventry Naughty By Nature), who also died recently, was the second top winning bitch of all time (in terms of BIS wins, and behind her kennelmate/aunt Ch Coventry Queue) and went on to become a successful brood, achieving her ROMX award. Among her progeny was GCh Coventry Just A Little Crush (by Ch Woodbine Flashy Alibi), winner of the PWCCA national specialty, whom the team also lost this year.

Then there was the multi-talented black headed tri Am/Aus Ch Caamora Gandy Dancer HSAs RN (Ch Tallyrand No Greater Love ex Ch Caamora Paper Doll), who had a successful show career not only in the US but also during his time in Australia, and was a good sire in both countries, again achieving an ROMX, as well as being a clever Corgi in the performance field. Our sympathy to their connections.

SIMON PARSONS

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