• Show Date: 30/06/2023
  • Show Type: Championship Show
  • Judged by: Carole Smedley Contact Judge
  • Published Date: 28/07/2023

South East Corgi Association



It was with much pleasure I was able to accept this appointment for BIS – many thanks to the Officers and Committee.

It was rather a long day for everyone as judging commenced following the Windsor Breed classes. The 2 judges concerned, Derek Keats (Hadassah) who judged Cardigans and the well-known Geoff Duffield for Pembroke’s sent forward an interesting couple of dogs.

After initial examination and moving, I decided on the Cardigan Elessar Wolf Moon at Tamlin, for BIS – a very well-made boy, quite up to size but very typical of the breed. Pleasing head, well placed eye. Strong neck and shoulders. Good bone, nice feet. Kept a level topline moving, Presentation was good, and although perhaps a bit heavier than I prefer, reminded me of a previous Champion from this kennel

I called in the Reserve Best Cardigan (Ch Kerman Field of Dreams) but at the end of the day, I felt she was tired and her topline was not as level as I prefer and she had to give way to the Pembroke, Ch Born To Be Stars Align at Twinan (Imp Hun).

This boy was in superb condition as one would expect from this kennel, but maybe at the end of the day his movement was not as positive as usual. Very pleasing head, well placed ears, good neck and shoulders held a good top line but just had to settle for RBIS

Two pups came forward and it was an easy decision as the Cardigan, (Lidoffad Celtic Warrior with Sanja) at his first show was somewhat overawed and is still very very raw. The Pembroke is one I shall watch with interest, Twinan Sign Your Name, another well-made boy who knew how to handle the ring and was an easy winner of BPIS.

Two lovely Veterans were my last to view and these were Handskyes Just a Gigolo at Tamlin (Imp Finland) representing Cardigans and Ch Stadwyn Figaro for the Pembroke’s. After examination, I felt the Pem had that little bit extra on movement and quality but was pushed had for the award. Thank you for bringing these lovely oldies.

Carole A Smedley (Antoc)