Walks in Wales and London

Thanks to Barry Coulson for results from the Welsh Corgi Club open show where the judge was Russell Jones (Quemerford Old English Shepdogs).

Barry and Sue had a great day taking BOB with the bobtail bitch Woodhenge Storm Princess (Ch Pemcader Thunderball ex Woodhenge Moon Maiden) and BOS, RBOB and BP with 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.

Reserves went to the Rees team, Amanda’s Stadwen Lancelot (Cordach Gatland ex Ch Stadwen Honey Bunn) and Alan and Wendy’s Stadwen Rosina (Ch Stadwen Spartakus ex Stadwen Prima Donna).

We now know the next three Crufts judges. As I’ve said before 2020 will be Andy Carter (Saddle Lane) from the US. He will be followed by Gerald King (Bimwich), and in 2022 it will be Anneli Sutela of the Annline kennel in Finland, the first from that country to do the breed at Crufts.

News of two Corgi get-togethers:

From Suzanna van Eeghen: “There will be a Corgi beach walk on Wednesday April 10 at 10.30am at Cefn Sidan, Pembrey Country Park. Meet in the free car park. If you would also like to join us for a bite to eat at Daisy's afterwards, please let us know.”

From Kevin Egan: “We have been invited to assemble a Corgi Squadron to join a charity walk that will take us past Buckingham Palace on Sunday March 31. For more details call the organiser Lois Mallett on 07950 439897 or at info@londondogweek.com.

“A full event description can be found at www.londondogweek.com. Please ensure that you RSVP in plenty of time so that the organiser can brief the film crew in advance for a piece to camera in front of Buckingham Palace, and make sure you bring a fiver as your charity donation! It starts at 12.45 and lasts for 90 minutes.”

The North Texas specialty was judged by Donna Gilbert (Milestone) and her BOB was the bitch GChS Coventry Good Vibrations (Ch Alenclaud Toby Ash ex GCh Coventry Swining On A Star), owned by Deborah Salow, Bill Shelton, Beckie Williams and Steve Leyerly.

BOS was DeDe Rodgers, Mary Greenwood and Macy Rogers’ GCh Greenwoods Livin’ It Up (GCh Linincorgi Livin’ On A Prayer ex Ch Greenwoods Midnight Melody).

Nice to have news of a specialty from somewhere other than Britain or the US: our own Mary Davies (Ermyn) judged the ‘Corgi Symphony’ show in St Petersburg, Russia. BOB was Stanislava Vengre-Vengerova’s Multi Ch Aethwy Piano Man (Ch/UK/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight ex Aethwy Free As A Bird).

BOS was the same kennel’s Ch Dame Moore iz Doma Vengre (Ch Orden Keltov Chester Flirt-n-Flash ex Ch Zelveger Ekaterina Velikaya).

Mary will also be judging this year’s Welsh Corgi League championship show which is on Saturday May 4 at the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh. Julia Alexander (Coquetmoss/Lochiel Border Collies and Pems) will judge the special award and junior handling classes. Closing date is April 6 (post to Margaret Hoggarth) or April 14 (online to Fosse Data).

Sorry to end on some tragic news - our love and sympathy go to Betty and George Littler after the sudden death of their son.

SIMON PARSONS

The Welsh Corgi League