Here are some recent photos of some family members and me…
When we were at the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers shows in Arizona recently, Linda came by with my little girl Addie and brought her new fluff brother Alfie. They are BFFs.
Dad got us all together (all we're missing is Dixie). Here's Chloe, Dolly, me, Addie and Alfie.
This is Shelby, she's from Fergie and me. She's on her way to California to a new show home. She wasn't sure what to think of all the activity at the show.
And this is Kolby, he's from Penny and me. Everybody says, “He's just like Hank!” (I'm thinking that's a good thing).
Here's Dolly lounging just after she finished her Championship as Best of Winners… life's tough. Doesn't she look like a Duchess?
Here's Chloe in Mom's arms just hanging out.
My sweetie Dolly (CH Larklain Cals Just Elegance) became an AKC Champion today at the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers show in Arizona. I'm so proud of her… she was Best of Winners for her final major win. She got to be handled by her breeder Carol Swinney (Larklain). Dad and I were in the ring too, I got Best Opposite. Dolly's co-owner, Robin Jones (Desprado) was in the ring with my buddy Louie (GCH Desprado Louisville Slugger), who was our Select Dog. We were all so excited, jumping around and barking that we almost forgot Allie (GCH Coventry Allure) was our Breed winner.
This guy in one of the yellow cars stopped and we got in… when we got out we were at our hotel… is this a great town or what?!
Here's the Video of Dad and me from our experience at Westminster… he keeps watching it. I'm over it… we're on to Scottsdale Fanciers and Superstition Kennel Club shows in Arizona this weekend… wish me luck.
Here are some photos from Steve Surfman (www.stevesurfman.com), he was one of the official photographers at Westminster.
These photos are from Roberto Buccianti, he visited my bench at Westminster. Nice that he sent these pictures to Dad. Nine hours of people stopping by, talking about Corgis and wanting to pet me… I think I held up pretty well, considering.
We got these photos from Christine Kurker who was up in the stands when Dad and I were in the ring. We love these and Dad said he's very proud of me. Here's the video of us. The judge is Ms. Joy S. Brewster of Newtown, CT.
California dogs dominated the Westminster Show this year. California dogs got the most Best of Breed Awards (27 out of 185), the most group placements (7 out of 28), and the most total awards (68 out of 618).
Every Sunday from 10am to noon, a bunch of Corgis get together at the dog park in Central Park, Huntington Beach… look in the “Small Dog” part of the park… not that we're small you understand, we're actually regular-size dogs with short legs.
This is really fun and apparently pretty funny to humans.
Wonderful new book by Josh Dean, Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred. Available at Amazon:
Here's a link to a Podcast from On Point with Tom Ashbrook from WBUR-FM in Boston. Tom interviews Josh Dean about his experience at this year's Westminster.
All that travel takes a lot out of a dog. It's good to be home.
I got on the Westminster broadcast… as they finished the Non-Sporting Group and went to a commercial, they “teased” with “when we return… the Herding Group”… I'm between the Briard and the Finnish Lapphund.
I got in New York Magazine…
And everywhere we went, someone wanted to take my picture…
Continue reading “Media Hound”
This is Simone (Ch Hum'Nbird Ice Lily) during the Herding Group competition… I love her. She won Best of Breed at Westminster this year. Best Opposite went to Spencer (GCH Dalarno Nite Song At Morningstar). The Awards of Merit went to two girls… GCH Riverside Get Over It and Ch Graceland Jingle Bell Rock.
Here's the breed judging video.
Judge Cindy Vogel picked Malachy the Pekinese to be the Best in Show at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. Dad's vote was for Bill McFadden and the Kerry Blue Terrier… I liked the Wire-Haired Daschund.