PWCCWR 20th Annual Specialty
August 24, 2018
Bill Stanton Community Park
- Show Chair: Sarah Black
- Show Secretary: Delores Norsic
- Welcome Party: Debbie Dennis, and Deb Royster
- Decoration Ring & Trophy Table: Sarah Black, Marcie Steinke, Casey Pawl
- Match: Deborah Brooks
- Judge’s Gifts: Hope Weisburn
- Trophies and Ribbons: Sarah Black & Casey Pawl, DVM
- Silent Auction: Deb Royster
- Banquet: Deb Royster
- Judges Hospitality: Linda Rhoads & Hope Weisburn
- Show Photographer: Hope Weisburn & Kurtis Photography
- Grounds: Dan Hartman & Sugarbush Kennel Club
- Ringside: Debbie Royster, Sarah Black, Raelene Gorlinsky
- Catalog Sales and Ways & Means: Dr. Robin Herrick & Hope Weisburn
- Advertising: Hope Weisburn
- Theme Artwork: Nancy Oehlhof
Regular Class Judge Mrs. Yolanda Lininger
I was thrilled to be asked to judge a specialty that has long been one of my favorites. This club has always had a group of members who work their tails off, no pun intended. Hard-working members outdid themselves once again. Thank you to this year’s show chair Sarah Black, always just a phone call away.
The show location is STUNNING to stay the least, literally right on the shore of Lake Erie. Our day started with the most amazing weather. Beautiful sunshine, high of 80 degrees with a lovely breeze right off the lake. From the amazing weather, the big beautiful grass ring, to the professional ring steward, to my co-judge, travel partner and dear friend Janet Bodin, and of course the most important of all, the amazing Pembrokes, I couldn’t ask for a better day, or better assignment.
I felt the quality of the entry was good, with some outstanding specimens of exceptional breed type and soundness. My winners stood out! There were classes that I could have gone either way and some classes, such as the Veteran classes, I wished I had more than one first place ribbon to give out.
I think our breed is in good shape overall. I found there to be improved underjaws, good bone, moderate Pems of proper breed type. I think we still need to be aware of proper eye shape and color, ear shape, and shape and tightness of foot with the correct length and angle of pastern. Another mention I must make is conditioning. I found some of the dogs had lovely breed type, I would have liked to have done more with them, but they were much too heavy. Weight and conditioning can make or break even a beautiful Pem and negate the positives when they are not able to move well.
Thank you again for inviting me to judge your Pembrokes. I will remember it fondly.
~ Yolanda Lininger, (Linincorgi)
BEST OF BREED (8 entered, 1 absent)
CH. GREENWOODS SPARKLING DIAMOND (Ch. Greenwoods Midnight Flyer x Ch. Sandfox Greenwoods Chances Are) Breeders: Deidre Rodgers, Mary Greenwood & Sharon Irving. Owners: Deidre Rodgers & Mary Greenwood. A BEAUTIFUL red and white that is all PEMBROKE. She has the epitome of correct breed type. She is moderate from head to toe, front to back. She is incredibly sound coming, going and on the side. There is no excessive lift to her movement, she reaches and drives without effort. A correct headpiece with pretty dark eye and lips. Correct shape ear and ear set. She is quality through and through and I was thrilled to have her in my ring and to award her BEST OF BREED!
GCHB. BRYNLEA SANDFOX SHADOWDANCER CD BN RAE CA CGCA TKN (GCh. Sandfox Cadenza x Ch. Brynlea Teeny Weeny Bikini) Breeders: Vicki Sandage, DVM, Sharon Lofley & Brenda Stiles. Owners: Bonnie Foster, Vicki Sandage, DVM & Brenda Stiles. I had the pleasure of judging this dog as a young puppy and I was honored to have him back in my ring as an adult. He is a masculine male who has exceptional breed type. He has a beautiful headpiece, lovely length of neck and length of body. He is a larger boy, but he is proportioned perfectly. He is a sound mover, again a dog who is not excessive in any way, solid, sound, and pretty. So glad he was in my ring today and so happy to be able to award him BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX.
GCH. EWEKNOW HEARTS RUN FREE (Ch. GreenwoodsFame and Fortune x Ch. Brynlea Teeny Weeny Bikini) Breeders: Vicki Sandage, DVM, Sharon Lofley & Brenda Stiles. Owner: Sharon Lofly.
GCH. TOWNHILL A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON (GCh. Ciregna That’s Amore x GChB. Townhill Penny Lane) Breeders/Owners: Mark Russo & Holly Russo.
AWARDS OF MERIT
CH. KEEPSAKE SMOOTH JAZZ AT FOXWOOD
GCH. SPRINGMILL A BLAST FROM THE PAST (GCh. Springmill Sweet Talkin Guy x GCh. Springmill Dec Th’Halls)) Breeders/Owners: Nancy Oehlhof & Mike Oehlhof.
GCHS. FOXWOOD LIONHART QUINTESSENCE (GCh. Martindale Black Bart x GCh. Lionhart’s Camio Appearance) Breeders: Daniel Hartman, Debbie Royster & Judy A. Manley. Owners: Daniel Hartman & Debbie Royster.
Sweepstakes Judge Mrs. Janet Bodin
I’d like to thank the officers and members of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Western Reserve for inviting me to judge the entry of your 2018 sweepstakes. As I said, this club is dear to my heart, having had my very first sweepstakes assignment here in 2007; it was a delight to wrap things up at the same show. I want to thank Sarah Black for the wonderful hospitality, which included a fabulous judges welcome basket. Your club is so fortunate to have your show on these grounds near Lake Erie. The banquet at the vinyard topped off a perfect day, such a beautiful venue. I also have to say, having my dear friend Yolanda Lininger as my co-judge made this a show I will always remember and look back on fondly, we had lots of laughs. Thank you also to Hope Weisburn for the lovely gift of the red/white corgi, something to cherish.
I just have to comment, that when I judged in the early morning, the grass was very wet and some of the dogs did not care to move at that time of day, some handled it well and some didn’t. I was pleased to watch them in the afternoon, when the ring had dried up, improve their gait. I enjoyed my entry, especially the veterans, WOW, they really came out to show, what a quality group of four veterans. Thank you all who entered and showed to me on this day and my weekend would have been complete if the Queen, dressed in her purple outfit, would have driven home to Wisconsin with us, what a fun prop that was!
~ Janet Bodin, Peri Lane
This was a lovely entry of veterans, some of which I hadn’t seen in years and was delighted to have them inside my ring; as I said at the banquet, all four of these veterans are worthy of winning a class and should be shown at our PWCCA National.
VETERAN DOGS 7 TO 10 YEARS (2 entered, 0 absent)
1. GCH. BRUMBAER’S TO DIE FOR A very typey red and white boy that has lovely Pembroke breed type, a very pretty head, with a white flashy collar, in a beautiful coat for this time of year, he is a balanced dog that is moderate and has correct front to rear angles. He loves to show and on the day he certainly did, I congratulate his breeders/owners and handler and it was my pleasure to award him BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES.
2. GCH. SANDFOX CADENZA This sable boy is a great showman as well, he is a beautiful mover and has a longer body shape and outline than the dog above. He has a pleasing head and expression with a lovely level topline, not carrying the coat of the dog above, but without a doubt, he is a wonderful veteran boy who has correct free flowing sidegait that held his topline on the move.
VETERAN BITCHES 10 YEARS AND OVER (2 entered, 0 absent)
1. CH. BRYNLEA TEENY WEENY BIKINI A beautiful redheaded tricolor girl that just caught my eye as she confidently trotted into the ring and said, “Let’s go”. A pretty correct-shaped head with correct proportions and a nice earset with a lovely reach of neck that flowed into a correct topline. She is a moderate, balanced girl, not extreme in any way. She has a wonderful shoulder assembly which she really showed off on the move from the side, I loved this girl as a puppy and she showed and moved like a youngster on this day. Congratulations to her breeders and owners and I thank you for bringing this little gem out today and I was happy to award her BEST IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES.
2. CH. KEEPSAKE SMOOTH JAZZ AT FOXWOOD Wow, yet another lovely veteran girl to have in the ring who pushed the one above today; she is in great condition with a pretty shaped head and correct female Pembroke expression, she has the correct balance and outline with good ribbing and a short loin that some of the younger entries lacked; carrying a pretty, correct coat she is a nice clean and easy mover. Again, this was a class I will always look back on fondly, a lovely veteran girl who did not look her age at 11 and I was pleased to have her in my ring.
Win Photos by Kurtis Photography