New breed show season gets under way

Dave Asbridge (Chililabomwe) judged the South Wales CC open show, with reports coming of the friendly atmosphere and good organisation, and his BOB was Mary Davies’ tricolour bitch Ermyn Chasing Rainbows (Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight ex Brisam Ferrari). BD and BP was Barry and Sue Coulson, Elisabeth Camboni and Katell Malagré’s Oye-Dragoon-Willow des Contamines at Woodhenge (Int/Fr/Port Ch Lawrence Of Arabia des Contamines ex Int/Fr Ch Legend Of Dragoon Rose des Contamines). Looks as if I’m going to have to get used to typing all that out! RBD was Amanda Rees’ Stadwen Lancelot (Cordach Gatland ex Ch Stadwen Honey Bunn), RBB Donia and Meirion Davies’ Zydahayes Cherry Ice (Foxfire Red Ruffin at Pemland ex Ch Zydahayes Miss Scarlet) and BV Mary Magness’ Cordach Pirate King at Pemland (Barwal Buccaneer Boy at Pemland ex Ch Cordach Glamour Girl) – great to hear the Pemlands are back in the ring. In Scotland Kay Hogg’s Woodhenge Storm Empress in Keltybrae was BOB and G2 at St Andrews and Cupar under Susan Verrall. A quick round-up of the CC judges for last year. There were 30 in all, the South Wales CC giving us one for each sex. Of these 19 were Corgi people, one of them best known for Cardigans. Ten were non-specialists (one of whom has owned at least one Corgi). Finally I’m not sure where to classify Sigurd Wilberg who has such strong Corgi connections. There were three overseas judges, specialists from the US and Finland and a non-specialist from Finland. Five were awarding CCs in the breed for the first time, a UK specialist, the American specialist, the Finnish all-rounder, a UK non-specialist and Sigurd. SIMON PARSONS

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