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

2008

(Lutterworth) Ferelith Somerfield and Mary Magness, BIS Beryl Ellis 147

Dog CC Andvol Ya Tvoy Kumir
RDCC Ch Ermyn Wing And A Prayer

Birch CC *Ch/Ir Ch Maplecreek Beach Bunny at Craigycor
RBCC Ch Highworth Cressida

BP Penliath Legs Eleven

2007

(Markfield) Leif-Herman Wilberg and Allan Taylor 163

Dog CC Am Ch Aurora Archery Summit
RDCC Waundav Supersonic Dragon

Bitch CC *Ch Cherastayne Snow Bride
RBCC Salvenik Special Star at Triella

BP Penliath Miss Bee Having

2006

(Stoneleigh) Sue Llewellyn and Tim Mathiesen, referee Laurie Needham 149

Dog CC Ch Pemcader Belroyd Zeus
RDCC Ch Oregonian Ali Gee

Bitch CC *Ermyn Winged Love
RBCC Ch Penliath Fatal Attraction

BP Whitepoint Wonderland of Llwynog

2005

(Stoneleigh) Sue Harrison and Diana King 145

Dog CC Ermyn Storm Warning for Brynlluan
RDCC Ch Twinan Custom Made

Bitch CC *Jonloran Another Page
RBCC Ermyn Winged Love

BP Cevaldar Maple Spice of Pemcoral

2004

(Stoneleigh) Brian Wilson and Sarah Taylor, referee Mary Winsone 157

Dog CC *Ch Cherastayne Royal Academy
RDCC Ch Evancoyd Conciliate

Bitch CC Ermyn Winged Love
RBCC Jonloran Another Page

BP Ermyn Winged Love

2003

(Asfordby) Teresa Maddox and Michael Boothroyd, BIS judge Maureen Johnston 160

Dog CC *Ch Twinan The Dragonmaster
RDCC Corgwood Declaration

Bitch CC Ch Cottonfields Queen Bee at Cinonnie
RBCC Courtllyn Carbon Copy

BP Ermyn Moon Solitaire

2002

(Whitwick) Carol Saxton and Brian Drake, BIS judge Bob Wood 139

Dog CC Oregonian Ali Gee
RDCC Twinan The Dragonmaster

Bitch CC *Ch Stadwen Flower Of May
RBCC Belroyd Pemcader Cindy Birdsong

BP Ellhar’s Will O’The Wisp

2001

(Whitwick) Liz Wild and Peter Hopwood, BIS judge Liz Cartledge 192

Dog CC Ch Foxydale Smart Guy
RDCC Ermyn Wing And A Prayer

Bitch CC *Ch Penliath Shooting Star
RBCC Ch Evancoyd Make Believe

BP Elessar Double Thriller

2000

(Whitwick) Jim Forgie and Leila Moore, BIS judge Laurie Needham 181

Dog CC *Ch Foxydale Smart Guy
RDCC Stadwen Black Knight of Whistleway

Bitch CC Pembryn Penny Black
RBCC Ch Cottonfields Queen Bee at Cinonnie

BP Stadwen May Queen

1999

(Whitwick) Terry Thorn and Stuart Magness, BIS judge Peggy Gamble 165

Dog CC Pemcader Dick Dastardly of Belroyd
RDCC Kaytop Flare Of Orange

Bitch CC *Pemlieanns Prelude
RBCC Woodhenge Sacred Spirit

BP Evancoyd Make Believe

1998

(Diamond jubilee show, Kenilworth) Peggy Franks and Shirley Hickman, BIS judge Margo Parsons 322

Dog CC *Ch/Can/Ir Ch Stonecroft’s Second Stage
RDCC Kaytop Flare Of Orange

Bitch CC Belroyd Fly Catcher
RBCC Pemland Remember Me

BP Shallianne My Perogative

1997

(Whitwick) Kathleen Haley and Idris Jones, BIS judge Doris Mason 165

Dog CC *Ch Cordach Tribune
RDCC Pemcader Tribesman

Bitch CC Ch Blands Mystique of Perrymist
RBCC Pendrell Brief Affair

BP Kaytop Flare Of Orange

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