Good news that the Welsh Corgi League’s new website is now up and running – indeed perhaps you are reading these notes on it!
There is a members’ area; if you have paid your subscription follow the instructions to sign up.
Our thanks must go to Gareth Cross for all the hours of work he has put in, much appreciated.
There’s plenty more to come, notably getting the ‘shop’ going again, so please pay regular visit to see what’s next.
Keith Nathan (Supernova Poodles) was our judge at the Scottish Kennel Club and BOB went to the Russian-bred tricolor Andvol Marrakesh, owned by Warren Bradley and now in partnership with Victor Malzoni from Brazil.
This is his second CC; his first came at the same show two years ago under Andrew Brace where he went on to G2 under none other than Keith. This time he was G4 under Fran Kaye.
He was bred by Marina Volkova and Mikhail Andrianov by UK-bred Rus/Lat/Ukr Ch Salvenik Sail Away ex Norwegian-bred Int/Rus/Blr Ch Siggen’s Quality Black Pearl.
This is Victor’s first CC in the breed in the UK though of course he has owned many big winners here and elsewhere in a variety of breeds, especially terriers, including a Top Dog all breeds, and has co-owned at least one well known Corgi in the US.
BCC was a first for Sarah and Alan Matthews’ homebred Craigycor Dynamo who is by Ch/Ir Ch Craigycor Lightning Bolt ex Craigycor Betty Boop and therefore a double granddaughter of their famous bitch Viva La Diva.
Reserves were Tracy and Kath Irving’s tri Twinan Dip Yer Butty (one CC, by Ch Creslow Wicked Rumour at Twinan ex Twinan Sweet Little Mystery) and Hannah and Pat Fawcett’s Whitebarn Sea Shell (also with one CC, by Ch Pemcader Thunderball ex Whitebarn Tabitha Twitchit).
Sea Shell’s breeders, Margaret and Ian Hoggarth, took BP with her younger sister, the tri Whitebarn Moonbeam, while BV was Kay Hogg’s Cristaluna’s Apache Spirit of Keltybrae (Ch Salvenik Star Made ex Ellhar Gemini Dawn into Cristaluna).
Well done also to Tracy and Kath for making up their Cardi Twinan Silver Lining and to Peter Clifton for winning the champion stakes overall with Ch Joseter Mr Blobby.
Meanwhile Diana King (Bimwich/Oregonian) was judging the Golden Gate specialty in California with BOB going to Macy Rogers, DeDe Rodgers and Mary Greenwood’s Gr Ch Greenwoods Livin’ It Up (Gr Ch Linincorgi’s Livin’ On A Prayer ex Gr Ch Greenwoods Moonlight Melody) and BOS to the veteran, Liisa Coit and Lanalee Jorgensen’s Gr Ch Rosewood Sea Shell (Ch Twinan Another Chance for Salvenik ex Ch Rosewood Breeze’n By).
A “Pembroke Corgi and Friends’ companion show will be held at The Common, Pembroke SA71 4EA on Saturday June 15. Pembrokes will start off the day at 10am, all breeds at 1pm. It is in aid of Guide Dogs Cymru and details can be had from Kevin Egan.