Hat trick (plus one maybe!)

Dragoon isn’t the only one who had a successful weekend.  His half-brother and sisters had a pretty good weekend too!

Megan with Ch. Yasashiikuma I am the Captain

Saturday was a Canadian Cardigan Corgi Club supported entry show in Cornwall.   Megan went Best of Winners/Best of Opposite Sex and Best Puppy with Captain to get the last two points required for his championship, under Pem breeder/judge Dave Eadie.
Since Megan and Scott have been working very hard with their puppies, and been so very close in their points earned, it seems only fitting that today Scott finished Gracie also.
Scott with Ch. Yasashiikuma Grace O’Malley

Grace added a bonus – together they earned a Best Puppy  In Group award under Judge Mary White.

Congratulations to both of these terrific juniors!
I have written to the show secretary because it is POSSIBLE that Naomi finished also – but there seems to be some confusion just as to who won what!   Unfortunately I wont have a picture of the win if she did 🙁

Two months of catch up – The Globetrotter



Its hard to know where to even start with this post – Dragoon has just been having success after success on his European tour – so I will start “at the Beginning”.

At the end of May, after playing a bit with Lois DeMers in Texas to pick up a few more points, Dragoon headed overseas for a season of showing in Europe.   Two weeks later he was entered at his first show in the UK – the Three Counties Championship show and I received this news 🙂

Dragoon had won his first CC in the UK.  This, I learned when I received the paperwork from The Kennel Club, qualified him for entry in the Stud Book, and qualified him for Crufts.

He then showed two more weekends in the UK at Open shows and earned a Reserve Best Dog and another Best Dog, before heading over to Paris for the World Dog Show.

The first day of the show he was awarded Best Male and his first CAC towards his French Championship.


The second day at the World Dog show he picked up his second CAC towards his French Championship, and was Reserve World Winner.  He passed his temperament test the following day to become an official French Champion.

Back in the UK the next weekend, at the National Working and Pastoral Breeds show he earned his second CC towards his UK title.

August was not as successful a month as June and July, in the championship shows, as he earned a reserve and a class placing, but he picked up his first Best of Breed at the Paignton Open Show with Lisa (pictured above).  Unfortunately, I am learning that it isn’t the same as North American shows with the show photographers available to take photos, so  no “official photos” of these wins.

But then came this weekend!!  The only thing I can say is I wish I had been there to see it.

Thursday at the National Club Show in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, Dragoon picked up his first, CAC towards his Dutch championship as Best Male.   Then on Friday, at the Euro Corgi specialty he picked up two more, again winning Best Male.    Saturday, with Carrie, he kicked it up a notch winning Best in Specialty at the National Corgi Club specialty to finish his Dutch championship but he wasn’t done yet!

This morning I got the call that Dragoon is now also a Euro show Winner, having taken Best of Breed again at the Euro Show today.  I haven’t yet heard group results.  Will post as soon as I hear!   Go Goonie!!



Two months of catch up – Show news



Chip’s finishing picture from Monroe has fnally arrived.   He is now Am/Cdn Ch. Yasashiikuma Diamond Solitaire.  Next plan is to see about some obedience work for this guy since he has a LOT of drive!

There hasn’t been a lot of show news up here – too busy with puppies!  This weekend is the Cornwall show and there was a supported entry yesterday.  I was very happy to hear that Megan Bowman finished her puppy, Yasashiikuma I Am the Captain, going BOW and Best Puppy and was cut down to the final 3 in Puppy Group.   Hopefully a picture of the win will come shortly. 

Dolly is showing literally in her underwear, and has taken the breed each day and a Group 4th yesterday.

In the meantime Captain’s sisters Naomi and Grace are both within 2 points of finishing, and its a race to see who gets them first.   The other litter brother, Skipper, has picked up one major in the U.S. and 8 points, so is chipping away at his title down there also.   Jessica is apparently finally getting some coat back in the Texas heat – and will make her ring debut soon.



Two months of catch up – The Biker Gang

And now for the hooligans of the second litter.  I cant find the photos we spent hours taking so I am going to have to do the best I can with what I have been sent.  As to the new parents of the DD – SEND PICTURES!!!

And without further ado:

Max at 9 weeks

Meet Max – Yasashiikuma Maximum Chrome.     I chose that name because he has the absolute maximum allowable white (chrome) and his family has decided to keep it. You can see it comes as close as possible to surrounding the right eye, but doesn’t 🙂   He has gone to live in New York, with a Basset Hound named Barney for a big brother.

Abby at 9 weeks

Next is Abby (the Puppy formerly known as Star!) 🙂    Abby has gone to live with Betty Jean and Dale Greig, and is now Yasashiikuma Rebel at Conifers (not to be confused with her brother Rebel).   She will begin competing in conformation in the winter, but her life’s goal is to become an obedience and Therapy Dog.   She sleeps in Josie’s place, and she has some mighty big paw prints to fill, but with her sweet temperament I’m sure she is going to excel at the job.   Betty Jean and Dale have a new Aussie puppy the same age, so life in their house right now is far from boring!
And now we are back to what I have on hand:

Maple at 7 weeks

 This was the pretty little girl known as Ariel – she is now Maple – so she will remember her Canadian heritage as she lives her life down in Texas with Sonnie and her cousin Justin.  She is registered as Yasashiikuma Raise a Ruckus

Bling at 7 weeks


Harley has now been  re-christened as “Bling”.   I love his registered name which comes from the new Harley-Davidson motto – “The Eagle Flies Alone” – he is Yasashiikuma Eagles Fly Alone, and he is living with Gayle Garvin in Missouri.


Shadow at 7 weeks

Not a great picture – but this is my girl Shadow – Yasashiikuma Rais a Lil Hll (have I said I hate CKC’s limit of 30 character??)  


Rocket at 4 weeks

Ascot is now Frodo and has gone to live in Cambridge,On with the Diamond family. His name is Yasashiikuma Enduro.

The last two boys are still here and looking for homes. Please contact me if you are interested.  


Norton at 7 weeks


First is Norton, Yasashiikuma Born to Be Wild.   I have tried to get video but living on your own it is NOT easy!

Norton is looking for a show home.


Aero at 7 weeks

And last but definitely not least Aero, Yasashiikuma Easy Rider.   Again, I would like to find him a show home, but would consider someone who is willing to work on performance titles.