The League's Principal Shows

A brief show history and Championship roll of honour

Compiled by Simon Parsons

The Welsh Corgi League’s first show was an open event held at Tattersall’s, Knightsbridge, London on April 28, 1939. It was believed to be the first open or championship show ever held which was confined to Corgis.

Judge of the 25 classes was Sid Bowler of the famous Bowhit kennel in Pembrokeshire. There were 55 exhibitors and 275 entries – note that is entries, not dogs; most would have been entered in several classes as was the practice in those days.

Best in show was Flaming Lad David and best opposite sex Rozavel Wild Rose.

Obedience classes were judged by Margaret Osborne and Wild Rose was among the winners.

Then came the second world war… but the League did hold one more open show, on May 22, 1940. Pat Curties judged and her BIS was the great Ch Rozavel Red Dragon, now eight years old, with Crawleycrow Bisto runner-up.

Once peace arrived, the League wasted no time in holding a show, and an open show in London was run by the Southern Section in November 1945. Mr Bowler was again the judge and BIS from 113 dogs was the puppy, Crawleycrow Token, with Bud of Bentra best opposite.

Since then the sections have regularly run open shows while the League itself holds a championship show each year. For many years these were held alternately in North and South of England but nowadays a Midlands venue, convenient to all, is used.

Championship shows resumed in 1946 but conditions did not allow for all-breeds events, so the four sets of CCs available to Pembrokes were all awarded at breed club events, three run by the League and one by the Welsh Corgi Club.

The first was judged by Charles Lister-Kaye in London in June, with a total entry of 382 from 122 Pembrokes. The Cardigan Welsh Corgis Association held its show the same day with the same judge.

Dog CC was Formakin Orangeman; bitch CC and BIS Faireyhaze Clever Vixen. Reserves were Teekay Pendragon and Annette of Bucklow.

The next show was run in Wales by the WCC, while the League held an event at Stockport in October, judged by Barbara Douglas-Redding, which drew 123 dogs.

Here, Formakin Orangeman became the first post-war champion from the first three shows, and Rozavel Pax won the bitch CC and BIS. Broom of Ballybentra and Lees Coronet were the reserves.

The League’s third show of the year was again in London, judged by Jessie Fitzwilliams. Total entry was 338 from 138 dogs. The show was unique in League history as who should visit, and stay for two hours, but those great Pembroke lovers Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) and her daughters Princesses Elizabeth (now the Queen) and Margaret.

Dog CC went to Broom of Ballybentra, bitch CC and BOB to Teekay Foxfire. Reserves were Ch Formakin Orangeman and Lees Coronet.

Although all-breed championship shows resumed in 1947, the League was still allowed to hold two shows. Principal winners at these, and in subsequent years, are shown below.

*denotes best in show.

OUR HISTORICAL

Roll of Honour

silhouette of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi

2019

(Stoneleigh) Mary Davies 88

Dog CC *Stadwen Lancelot
RDCC Ch Oregonian Snow Tiger

Bitch CC Ch Woodhenge Star Xtravaganza
RBCC Twinan Tight Squeeze

BP Craigycor Top Model at Veranda

2018

EuroCorgi (run jointly with Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association, Rugby) Vicki Sandage 139

Dog CC *Ch Pemcader Thunderball
RDCC Ch Bronabay Troopin The Colour

Bitch CC Coventry Sky Full Of Stars
RBCC Balt Ch Je Suis Kylie Minogue des Contamines

BP Crescenthill-Brynlea Moon Glow

2018

(Stoneleigh) Amanda Rees 99

Dog CC *Ch Pemcader Thunderball
RDCC Am Ch Afara Calico Pony

Bitch CC Ch Woodhenge Star Xtravaganza
RBCC Balt Ch Je Suis Kylie Minogue des Contamines

BP Bronabay Illuminations

2017

(Stoneleigh) Gerald King 84

Dog CC *Ch Pemcader Thunderball
RDCC Ch/Rus/Ukr Ch Ermyn Snow Knight

Bitch CC Ch Stadwen Flora
RBCC Ch Penliath Confused Dotcom

BP Twinan Dip Yer Butty

2016

(Keresley) Frank Kane 135

Dog CC *Ch Pemcader Thunderball
RDCC Ryslip Surprise Packet of Troutop

Bitch CC Penliath Done N’Dusted
RBCC Ch Cherastayne Snowbride

BP Woodhenge Star Xtravaganza

2015

(Keresley) Simon Parsons 116

Dog CC Int/NordBel/Dutch/Aus Sup Ch Antudor Accidentally In Love
RDCC Ch Highworth Cut The Mustard for Twinan

Bitch CC *Stadwen Florence
RBCC Jonloran Sweet Juliet

BP Andvol Tsarevna Budvr

2014

(Stoneleigh) Geoff Corish 125

Dog CC *Ch Penliath Vanilla Ice
RDCC Ch Highworth Cut The Mustard for Twinan

Bitch CC Pemcader Bobbi Sox
RBCC Penliath Getta Grip

BP Ermyn Fly By Night

2013

(Keresley, platinum jubilee show) Judy Hart and Patty Gailey, BIS Mary Winsone 242

Dog CC Ch/Int Ch Andvol Ya Tvoy Comer
RDCC Penliath Vanilla Ice

Bitch CC *Ch/Ir/Int Ch Maplecreek Beach Bunny at Craigycor
RBCC Ch/Ir/Int Ch Craiigycor Viva La Diva

BP Kulla Roulette

2012

(Stoneleigh) Liz Cartledge 126

Dog CC Ch Stadwen Spartacus
RDCC Jonloran King Of Clubs

Bitch CC *Int/Nord Ch CiMaith’s Elegant Siggen Design
RBCC Ch Twinan Twelfth Night

BP Highworth Many Wishes

2011

(Stoneleigh) Brian Wilson and Stephanie Hedgepath 158

Dog CC Ch Waundav Mighty Magnus
RDCC Ch Ermyn Wing And A Prayer

Bitch CC *Cherastayne Peeping Fawn
RBCC Ch/Am Ch Highgrove Flutterby for Salvenik

BP Oregonian Raise An Eyebrow

2010

(Stoneleigh) Diane Baillie and Kevin Dover 153

Dog CC Ch Ermyn Wing And A Prayer
RDCC Ch Doublereddragon at Woodhenge

Bitch CC *Craigycor Irish Luck at Meitza
RBCC Twinan Four On The Floor

BP Twinan Four On The Floor

2009

(Stoneleigh) Sheila Burgess and Frances Toman 143

Dog CC *Ch Doublereddragon at Woodhenge
RDCC Waundav Mighty Magnus

Bitch CC Ch Cherastayne Ouija Board
RBCC Craigycor Irish Luck at Meitza

BP Bronabay Cherish The Moment

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