“Dolly” -BIS/MBISS Am. & Cdn GCh. Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, ROMB,CGN


This is probably my favourite picture ever taken of Dolly.   Ungroomed, after an overnight car ride, in season and straight out of the crate this was a casual shot taken by Doug Greig outside of the Western Reserve puppy match in April 2010.   It was totally unintentional but the train track in the background emphasizes just how level Dolly’s topline is.

Dolly has been a dream come true for me.   Not only is she an absolute joy to live with, but she has achieved almost every goal that I have set in my breeding program.  She is a National Speicalty winner in Canada and a Best in Show winner under judges who have knowledge of the breed.  She was the first Canadian Grand Champion and is the only Canadian Grand Champion Excellent Cardigan. as well as the only Canadian Bred Best in Show winning bitch (as at the time of this writing). Dolly earned her American Championship with all specialty wins, including back to back Nationals in 2009 and 2010.   During 2010 she earned her American Grand Championship in three weekends, making her the only dual Grand Champion, as well as winning the Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club Specialty in the U.S.   

To put the icing on the cake Dolly has proven herself to be an outstanding producer.  In her first litter she had 4 Champions out of 8, including the 2013 Crufts Breed winner, and 2012 & 2013 World Dog Show Breed winners

Her second litter was a singleton, who was Winners Bitch at the CWCCWR Specialty in 2013.   A son from her third litter was Best of Winners the next year and two sons are already UKC Champions.

Here are some highlights of Dolly’s show career.


March 2012

Reserve Bitch CC – Crufts, Birmingham, UK

Judge:  Kim Nielsen, Blondies, Denmark


December 2011 – AKC Eukanuba Invitatoinal

1st Judges Award of Excellence

Judge:  Monica Cannestrini         Handler:  Lois Demers

April 2011 – Select Bitch and Award of Merit – CWCCA National Specialty

Judge:  Jim Reynolds

October 2010 – Best in Specialty – Chesapeake Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club
Judge: Gayle Garvin, Garvin’s Corgis, Centreville, MO
Group 3rd: Mrs. J. Patrick

June 2010 – Best in Specialty & Best Canadian Bred in Specialty – Canadian National 2010, Edmonton,Alberta

Judge:  Diane Baillie, Dygae Pembroke & Cardigan Welsh Corgis

April 2010 – Winners Bitch – CWCCA National Specialty – Gettysburg, PA

Judge:  Marieanne Gladstone, Aragorn Corgis, PA   Handler:  Tim Zeitz

November 2010 – 43rd Annual Show of Shows Invitational, Kemptville, Ontario

Dolly made history as the FIRST Cardigan Corgi to ever place in the group earning a Group 2nd.

Group 7 judges:  Leslie Rogers, Joseph Lobb, Sheri Robinson  Hander:  Colin Brownlee

August 2010 – Best In Show – Sudbury District Kennel Club – Sudbury, ON

Judge:  Cheryl Myers-Egerton           Handler:  Colin Brownlee

April 2009 – Best of Winners – CWCCA National Specialty, Topeka, KS

Judge: Jon Kimes, Pluperfect Cardigans

April 2010 – Winners Bitch & 1st Award of Merit – Three Trails Cardigan Club Regional Specialty – Topeka, KS

Judge:  Gayle Garvin, Garvin’s Cardigan Corgis

Pedigree of BIS/MBISS Am. & Cdn. GCh Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGN
Yasashiikuma Smoky Mountn Maid, CGN Merrymoon Firestorm Phi-Vestavia Pirate’s Patch Joseter Geefax JW HC ROMs
Kentwood Lyneth ROMg
Phi-Vestavia Unforgettable Phi-Vestavia Nautilus PT ROMg
Rikarlo American Phi
Yasashiikuma Scirocco Phi-Vestavia Uriel of Caerleon, HT Phi-Vestavia Peter Pan
Phi-Vestavia Trouble in Chaos ROMb
Phi-Vestavia Storm of Yasashiikuma Merrymoon Firestorm
Phi-Vestavia Good Gracious ROMs
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