Cardigan Welsh Corgi Breed Magazine - Showsight

Q&A cardigan welsh corgi they were thirty years ago. There is more overall qual- ity. That said, we still have a long way to go. For years, breeders focused on producing the correct front but that has resulted in rears that are lacking the necessary drive. Excessive grooming has become a norm. A dog that has been sculpted to ‘correct’ its faults can’t hide those faults in the whelping box. 6. Is there anything Cardigan handlers do you wish they would not? Cardigans are still mainly an owner-handled breed. Some- times a judge has to find the best dog despite the less- than-experienced presentation, but I doubt that is limited to our breed alone. Cardigans need to be socialized—and then socialized some more. The dogs need to be given every opportunity to shine in the ring and have a good time doing it. The handler should be having a good time, too! 7. Name a dog not currently being shown that exempli- fies your ideal type. We have had some outstanding Cardigans in the past 20 years or so but I believe that Am Can Mex Int’l CH GCH Kingsbury’s I’m Harry P. ROMg is an excellent example of a well-bred dog (he is a grandson of of Am Can CH Kingsbury Carbon Copy who had

and Cardigan Welsh Corgis. We are the owners/breed- ers of the all time Best in Show winning Cardigan Welsh Corgi—GCH Aubrey’s Tails of Mystery. We also imported the fist Cardigan Welsh Corgi to finish their champion- ship on three continents—International/NZ/AM/Finish/ Norwegian/Swedish Ch. Badagri Kiwi Fanfare. Aubrey Corgis are located throughout the world. I am licensed to judge both breeds. I have judged Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis through out the United States and around the world. 1. Where do you live? What do you do “outside” of dogs? I live in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey which is a small suburb 45 minutes west of NYC. I am an IT manager for a large multi-hospital system in northern New Jersey. 2. How many years in dogs? Showing? Judging? I was given my first Corgi in 1979—Emily. I attended my first dog show in 1982. I judged my first sweepstakes in the mid 90s and obtain my AKC licenses for both Corgis in 2011. 3. Describe the Cardigan Welsh Corgi in three words. Intelligent, funny and stubborn. 4. What to you is the ultimate hallmark of the breed? The front assembly is the hallmark of the breed—the wrap around of the front legs and shape of the rib cage. 5. Are there any traits in this breed you fear are becoming exaggerated? Small ears, high on leg and lacking substance. 6. Do you think the dogs you see in this breed are better now than they were when you first started judging? Why or why not? Absolutely better! We are seeing more depth of quality with multiple exhibits demonstrating the qualities we look for in the breed. Temperaments have also improved greatly. Look at the number of Cardigans that are not only placing in the group, but winning the group and going Best in Show. 7. Your pet peeve in the show ring is…? Dogs that are not clean or the reverse, or dogs that have too much product in the coat. 8. What advice would you give a novice exhibitor? Find a good handling class and find a long-time exhibitor or breeder who will be proud to mentor you. 9. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever experienced at a dog show? I was showing a blue merle Cardigan puppy bitch for Gay- le Garvin on the Florida Circuit. Her name was Garvins Blue Wah Ditty Ditty. She would be going around the ring and just decide to throw herself of the ground, all four feet in the air. Of course, everyone would laugh and she would be all the more proud of herself. You could drag her and all four feet would stay in the air. I finally picked her up and carried her out of the ring. Needless to say, she never finished.

100 group wins and 28 all breed BIS). Harry pleased all-rounders and breed- er-judges alike and just got better as he matured. A handsome dog, he had a very strong masculine appearance without appearing coarse. And he could move! Harry remains the top winning male Cardigan in the US; he won our National Specialty twice, both times as a veteran, and also had a successful career overseas.

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I have owned Corgis for over 30 years and I am a member of the PWCCA (1990) and CWCCA (1999). My husband Vince and I have owned, bred and/or handled over 80 Pem- broke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis to their AKC Championships including BIS, Regional and National Specialty

winners. We have been honored to be the first to have bred and owned National Specialty winning Pembroke

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