Good news from Carole Turner: the Kennel Club has approved the amalgamation between the West of England Corgi Association and the Devon and Cornwall Welsh Corgi Club.
As from January 1 they will become the South West Welsh Corgi Club, with the first open show still being held in February.
A final reminder that there is a Pembroke Breed Appreciation Day on September 21 at Pucklechurch Village Hall. For details contact Cerys Davies on 01792 850399.
Last year Richmond, with no CCs, reached rock bottom as far as classification and entries were concerned. To give the society credit, this year it provided ten classes and a breed judge - Trevor Benson (Corben) - thank you. The layout was improved too, more compact with benching within the in and out tents.
The entry did improve, thankfully, but even so could surely have been better; it is difficult to know what more this society in particular can do to encourage entry without CCs on offer. In the old days so many of our exhibitors were based in the South East and Home Counties but no longer.
As last year it proved a good show for Hilary and Ray Wyer who won BOB and BP with their nine-month tri Cottivy Cappuccino (by Cottivy Skyfall, who won a group place here last year, ex Brisam Mokka at Cottivy), and he went on to puppy group 2 under David Shields.
BB went to his dam Mokka, a tri with one CC by Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight ex Brisam Maserati.
Reserves were Gill Legerton’s tri Ermyn Time To Dream for Solaw (Rus Ch Pemvale Midnight Flyer over Ermyn ex Ch Vuedor Black Pearl of Ermyn) and Elizabeth Gordon’s puppy Ryslip Hobnob (Merthyr Wanda-Win The Toss for Ryslip ex Craigycor Let It Go).
The next day the Midland WCC held an open show judged by Richard Kinsey (Kitarn Leonbergers and Rottweilers). Thanks to Joy Whitehead for letting me know that Tracy and Kath Irving’s Twinan Life’s A Blast (one CC, Twinan Dip Yer Butty ex Ch Creslow Classified at Twinan) was BOB and BIS with BB to Lol Boulton’s try Ch Jonloran Sweet Juliet (Jonloran King Of Clubs ex Elessar Chance That with Jonloran) who was BVIS.
Reserves were Yana Vengre Vengerova’s Rus/Swiss/Lux Ch Aethwy Piano Man (one CC, Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight ex Int/Rus Ch Aethwy Free As A Bird) and Sue Harrison’s tri Haresfoot Cora (Snow Knight ex Haresfoot Zena). Sue’s bobtail tri Haresfoot Danny Boy (Towernaglen Red Dragon with Ceranda and also ex Zena) was BP and BPIS.
Thanks to Mary Davies for telling me that Eleanor Thomas, aged 11, won the 7-11 years junior handling class at City of Birmingham with 11 entered, judge Lorna Binks.
The Garden State specialty in New Jersey, held with the Somerset Hills club, was judged by Vicki Sandage (Sandfox) and BOB, I believe for the third time here, was Mari Carroll’s GChB Brogan Bright Light (GChB Heritage Brogan Light The Lamp ex GCh Brogan Tralee) with BOS to Katerina Kuehler’s GChB Ashbryn Golden Noir (GCh Woodsedge Brynlea Noir Like Me ex Ch Laif Spring Golden Dream).
Not long now to the PWCCA National, this year held near Chicago. I don’t know if any Brits are going but as usual the sweepstakes and breed classes are being streamed, both live and recorded. Next best thing to being there! For details of how to subscribe see http://pwccanational.com/index.php/shop/live-video/
Of course the event is about much more than the show ring, with herding, tracking, agility, obedience, rally, junior handling and judges’ education. For those of you who are interested in the various working disciplines, there was an interesting article in the August 23 issue of the American weekly Dog News Magazine - see http://ebooks.dnmagazine.us/volume_04/issue_33/…/index.html…