Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Specialty (like Westminster just for Cardigans) is taking place this week in Houston, Texas. Jon Farleigh's mother Lucy (kennel name Ch Aberdovey's Infatuation) has cleaned up some prestigious awards as a fine example of this oldest and most wonderful herding breed. Our friend Red Dog Mom (Dina), and also owner of Jon Farleigh's handsome dad Sam, had this to say about Lucy's wins on her blog (Life with The Horde) this morning:
"I'm thrilled to report that last night Georgia's [editor's note: and Jon Farleigh's] mom, Lucy (Ch Aberdovey's Infatuation), was awarded Best Red Bitch, Best of Opposite Sex to Best Cardigan, and Runner Up to Best Cardigan in the Megan Competition at the national Specialty.
The Megan is a champions-only match held each year in honor of the first breed champion Cardigan. It's the only time Cardigans are separated and judged by color with the best dog and bitch of each of 4 colors going back in to compete for Best Cardigan (the final class is an 8 dog lineup). It's incredibly prestigious to win any of the color classes not to mention the big prizes. It's especially exciting for a red to do so well."
Video of The Megan winners
(Lucy is the second red Cardigan to enter the ring.)
Jon Farleigh's littermate (sister), Georgia (Cadnoclun's Fairway Cinderella Story), is competing today in the puppy classes. We wish her and her handler, Liz, all the best!
(We also congratulate and send best wishes for all of our other Cardigan Welsh Corgi friends competing this week -- in performance and/or conformation -- at the National Specialty!)