Best of Breed at Riverside

Hank went Best of Breed at the Riverside Kennel Club show in Lake Perris this weekend. Nice weather, very pleasant location, wet uneven rings, people and dogs in Halloween costumes… all in all, a lot of fun. Check our Smiling Corgi YouTube Channel for video.

Hank and proud Mom.
Hank on the table with Dad.
“Marley” (Drycreek's VPCorgi's Shes All That)… Hank LOVES this little Corgette.

So Cal Corgi Puppy Match

The Pembroke & Cardigan Welsh Corgi Clubs of Southern California had a fun Puppy Match on Saturday, October 23rd. Great seminars, wonderful lunch and a fun time with lots of new Cardigan and Pembroke puppies. More pictures and video.

 
Liisa Coit (Rosewood)
 
How can you resist this? The Cardis will grow into those ears… really.
 
 
Barbara Hughes (Highgrove) and Roger: Cardigans take Obedience very seriously…
…Pembrokes not so much.
Judge for the day, Elizabeth Sessions
 

Caught in the Act

Looks like I forgot to close the closet door…

 

If I like it, it’s mine.
If it’s in my mouth, it’s mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
If I can take it from you, it’s mine.
If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours.
If it just looks like mine, it’s mine.
If I saw it first, it’s mine.
If it’s edible, it’s mine.
If you have something and put it down, it’s mine.
If I chew something up, all the pieces are mine.
If I get tired of it, it’s yours.
If I want it back, it’s mine.
All shoes are mine… socks too.
From That corgi 🙂
If I sleep on it, it's all mine.
From Jean York (Coalbyn Corgis):
If I can bury it, it's mine.
If I can dig it up, it's mine.
If I can drool on it, it's mine.
If it's not physically touching you, it's mine.
If it's on the floor, it's definitely mine.
 

A Fun Event!

The Southern California Pembroke and Cardigan Clubs are having a “Puppy Match” this Saturday. The day includes grooming, oral care, and handling seminars. It's a chance to try your hand at handling your Corgi in a show ring… a good “no stress” event for you and your dog.

 

A New Adventure

Hank got his teeth cleaned this week. Was kind of dreading the process, but no worries. We contacted Linda Hopkins of K9 Brite Bite. What a great job! A very thorough, gentle cleaning… with no anesthesia.

If you're in the Southern California area, we highly recommend a visit. Special rates for groups.

Check out her website or contact Linda via email at: k9britebite[at]yahoo.com
Hank's really smiling now.

Linda has a wonderful way with dogs.


A New Champion!

Introducing: Ch. Pennyshire Solid Alibi

The Burbank club awards a special black and
white rosette to dogs who finish and receive
their championship at their show. A nice tradition. 

Hank finished this weekend at the Burbank Kennel Club show with Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex.

Thank you, all of you Southern California Corgi folks. You've been a great encouragement, example and coach for us.

We got Hank in February, started showing him on May 2nd, and he finished on October 3rd. What a thrill!

Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club This Weekend

Hank went Best of Breed and then took Fourth Place in the Herding Group. What a thrill!
It was over 100 degrees (the dogs did better than we did).

Hank and Mike “out and back”

Judge: Dr. Carol White-Moser, information pills
for the Breed...

...for the Group placement

Thanks Rob McCormick for the photos.

Just a Blur

Turned my back for a second in the studio. I was wondering what the noise was. Hank discovered the Kleenex box on my nightstand. Worked hard to get them all out of the box… he was so proud of himself.

What is This Thing?

It's the ultimate Corgi chew toy (described as “indestructible” by some). This is a Conewango ID-01AC. It's a liner dairy farmers use for the cow end of automatic milking machines. They're made of soft, food-grade rubber and they're very strong. Hank hasn't made a dent in his yet, it's been a week. He loves playing with it… it's soft, flexible and it rolls on a curve. WE love him playing with it because it doesn't have a squeaker and it's quiet on our hard wood floors. You can have a tug-o-war with it too, it stretches a little.

More soon on how to get some.

From the Bad Pun Department:
1.  It's an udderly great Corgi toy.
2.  Hank is moooved to play with it.

New Pictures and Videos

Just uploaded videos from the Santa Barbara Kennel Club show, August 27-30, 2010. It was a great weekend for Bill Shelton and the Coventry Corgis… Best of Breed, Best in Group and Best in Show… more than once. Recommend the video of the Breeder's Showcase Herding Group.

Regular pictures are here. Go to “My Gallery” for pictures from earlier shows.

Calling Liz Sessions, the owner of Molly's sire to report the
previous night's win (he had her on speed dial)