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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Parker is now a group winner in 3 countries!

BIS/BISS Am.Can. CH Darwyn's Webslinger (Parker)
Handler:  Sonya Cornick (co-owner, Australia)
Photo credit:  Paulene Zullo

Parker (BIS/BISS Am/Can Ch Darwyn's Webslinger) has now dipped his paw into the Australian show rings.  Based on feedback he has been very well received by judges, exhibitors and spectators.  He is "piloted" beautifully by his Australian co-owner, Mrs. Sonya Cornick.

In their first weekend out together, Sonya presented Parker and was awarded a significant Group 1st Win!  The group was judged by terrier specialist judge and Airedale Terrier breeder, Miss Rebecca Preece-Harvey.  115 terriers in the ring in NSW was not a small show - woo hoo!
Click here for a link to these show results (Terriers are Group 2 in Australia)

Parker has clearly fit into Sonya's home well and is loved very much.  He is now making it fun for Sonya to get back into the show ring.

Good friends are hard to come by, and we are very happy to share Mr. P with them.

I can't wait to see Sonya again at MCKC in a few weeks time - both of us travelling to the eastern US!  You see ... Sonya first saw Parker at MCKC 2009 when he won BOB at the WTCA National Specialty from the classes!  During MCKC 2011 weekend, after much contemplation, I made the decision to offer him to go to Australia.  This Montgomery, we will be watching beautiful dogs, learning (as always) and toasting to Sonya and Parker's success.  I am so happy this has all come together so nicely.  If you are in NSW/Australia and see them, please say Hi for me, and give Parker a little cuddle.

We wish Sonya and Parker continued success and enjoyment.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dylan goes to the National Agility Championship Trials!

Photo by Emma Kesler
Peggy and 9 year old Dylan were invited (and attended) the 2012 Canadian National Agility Trials and came in 15th! 
Just to be invited is pretty darn awesome.  To get qualifying scores is even better (especially on a super hot weekend).  And, to finish in the top 20  -- WOW! 
A lot of hard work went into this team getting there. 

To be Dylan's breeder is very humbling when I see them working together.  They have top scores in many types of events whether it is in Rally-O, Obedience, Earthdog, or Agility.  If she had any interest in conformation there is no doubt in my mind he would have easily been a conformation champion as well.  I bow to Peggy's determination, efforts and successes.  The fact that Dylan is the most titled Welsh Terrier in Canadian history leaves me speechless.

Emma Kesler, a local welshie owner, friend, and very talented artist, photographer and writer, attended this event.  She took this photo and wrote a wonderful blog post.

Click here to go to Emma's blog post.

Click here to go to Peggy and Dylan's web page on my Darwyn Website.

I am not sure what is next for this team, perhaps it is more earthdog, or to finish the Utility Level obedience that they have already started, or further Rally-O trials, or more agility (or all of the above!).  I do know that they bring joy to each others lives, and as his breeder, this is my ultimate reward.

Here is a photo that I took of Dylan performing at a Masters Level Agility trial during 2010 - he was so happy doing this!