BIS/MBISS YASASHIIKUMA SMOKY MOUNTN MAID, CGN, CGC, TT, HIC, TDI
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.
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|
|This pedigree was generated by http://www.cardiped.net|