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  1. Those Are Our Girls

    October 16, 2013 by myeye

    The latest issue of Canine Chronicles is out.  For the second time, Chase has two daughters in the top 20 Cardigans.  A year ago, it was Nikki (GCh Wellshire Absolut Magic) bred by Eric and Paula Weller, and owned by Paula and Carolyn Tompkins.  Her dam is Wellshire Lady Luck ROMb.  And our Lowri.  This time, both girls are from the wonderful “Ocho” litter.  Their dam is that lovely red Group Winner, BOS – Westminster “Scout” (GCh Cardiridge Jean Louise Finch ROMb HT RN CA).  The “Ocho” was bred by Janet Suber.  By virtue of her wonderful Best of Breed win at the Northwest Cardigan Fancier’s Specialty on September 27th, “Ginger” (Ch Mockingbird-Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic NAP NJP NFP CA) is #18.  Ginger is owned by Kathy Metcalfe.  “Lowri” (HIT GCh Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAd HSBd) is at #11.  Susan Long, Cheryl Kienast and I own Lowri — or, perhaps, she owns us.  Lowri’s first litter is due this weekend, so Ginger must carry the family banner for a while.

    You go, girls!  I am so proud of you and your owners/handlers/supporters.


  2. Bragging On The Chase Kids

    September 28, 2013 by myeye

    Kathy Metcalfe is a friend who owns one of the Chase/Scout daughters — Champion Mockingbird-Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic NAP NJP NFP CA.  The dog is called “Gingersnap”.  A few weeks ago Ginger went to Idaho to stay with our friend Angelia Hall so she could go to some dog shows.  Her first weekend out was two weeks ago in Utah where she was Best of Breed on both Saturday and Sunday.   Yesterday was the Richland Washington Regional Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America Specialty.  It has grown to be the third largest Specialty in the United States — after our National Specialty and the much revered Western Reserve Specialty.  There was an entry of 70 Cardigans.  It was pouring rain, but Ginger and Angie persevered and slogged home with a BOB — or Best In Specialty Show (BISS).  We are so proud of this lovely girl.  We are doing a happy dance ’round these parts!

    Ginger’s cousin Nash was Best of Opposite Sex to the Best of Breed — pretty darned impressive for the Alice/Hunter grandkids.

    BISS at Richland 9-27-13Thank you Heather Jaycox for this great photo!

    Ginger - BOB - Richland croppedAnd a lovely Randy Roberts win photo!


  3. It’s Official – ROM Silver

    September 27, 2013 by myeye

    I have been notified that Chase has officially earned his Register of Merit Silver designation from the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America.  That means he has at least 15 individual titled progeny that have earned a total of at least 30 titles.  I am so proud of his children and of the people that bred and own them.  These are the kids and their Moms:

    Dam: CH Windshyre Stormy Weather ROMb =   GCh C-Myste The Game’s Afoot at Elyan CD RA “Holmes”, Elyan C-Myste Elementary My Dear Watson HT PT “Watson”

    Dam: Wellshire Lady Luck ROMb =   GCh Wellshire Absolut Magic (Winners Bitch at 2011 Nationals and a Group Winner) “Nikki”, Ch Welshire Queen of  Hearts “Ali”, Ch Wellshire Mr. Majestic “Deuce”, Wellshire Follow the Queen Darby HT PT “Darby”

    Dam: C-Myste Baledwr Scents-Ability = Elyan The Evening Echo of C-Myste CD PT AXP AXJ NFP RE VC “Smooch”, Elyan C-Myste The Times Picayune HT “Nola”

    Dam: GCh Cardiridge Jean Louise Finch HT RN CA ROMb = HIT GCh Mockingbird Elyan Magic Moment HSAd HSBd (Group Winner, High in All Breed Herding Trial) “Lowri”, GCh Mockingbird Practical Magic “Sally”, GCh Mockingbird It’s The Magic In Me “Tommy”, Ch Mockingbird Wynecrest’s I Believe In Magic NAP NJP NFP CA “Ginger” (Reserve Winners Bitch 2012 Nationals)

    Dam: Ch Coedwig’s Dejavu = Ch Snapdragon Something Unspoken “Riley

    Dam: GCh Raconteur We’ll Always Have Paris = Raconteur I’ll Have Another NJP “Stout”

    Dam: Ch Byrnecrest’s Keina Sweetie Sweet = McCombs Black Dinah HT

    There are more children from these and other litters out being shown and participating in Conformation, Herding, Obedience/Rally, and Agility.  Thank you to the breeders and the owners that have given these puppies every chance to excel.  I am so grateful.

    Chase will turn six in October.  I am hopeful that he will have the opportunity to continue enjoying his children and grandchildren, and even great grandchildren.  Officially, Chase is GCh/Can Ch C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HSAds HIAs HXAs NAP NJP VCX ROMs TT


  4. Worth a Big Brag

    April 2, 2013 by myeye

    A few weeks ago, beautiful Chase/Scout daughter “Ginger” (CH Mockingbird Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic CA) earned Best of Breed (owner-handled) over 10 other Champions in Louisville.  Her very proud owner Kathy Metcalfe shared the win photo with me yesterday.  Ginger is such a lovely girl — with a side gait to die for.  Congratulations, Kathy and Grandpuppy.

    We will return soon to our regularly scheduled puppy program.


  5. Saturday Sheep

    March 17, 2013 by myeye

    We’re down to a couple of weekends before the National Specialty Herding Trials.  Chase knows what he knows.  If he keeps his brain with him, he can certainly qualify in Advanced Sheep.  We haven’t done as much duck work, but are still hopeful that he will pick up a couple of duck legs.  Yesterday was cloudy, slight wind, pleasant temperature.  Chase had to be reminded that a “good” herding dog makes a wide outrun on his lift and fetch.  Some days he tries the shortest route.  Tsk! Tsk!

    Start at the cone

    Coming at me on the outrun

    Speed thrills

    The lift: easy does it

    The fetch

    See you in the future if not in the pasture:)

    In Dory news:  She is a black mound in the middle of the kitchen floor.  Poor Dorito is so big.  She doesn’t want to race around the yard or leap into my lap — though she likes to be in my lap, spilling over onto the couch.  She’s moved into the whelping room where she can build a nest and go out into her private dog yard.  We’ll x-ray next Saturday and get a pretty good puppy count.  I am so very excited!

    In show news:  Yesterday in Louisville (Evansville Kennel Club) the pretty Chase/Scout daughter “Ginger” (CH Mockingbird Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic) was Best of Breed (over 9 other Champions) for a 5-point Grand Champion Major.  She was beautifully handled by her owner Kathy Metcalfe.  Congratulations to them both — and to Scout’s owner/litter breeder Janet Suber.  Ginger’s mom was Select to her daughter.  I’d say it was a very good day!