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Hello, My name is Mary Hulme. Some people know me, some don’t. Here is a quick bio of my journey in Cardigan Welsh Corgis. I began in dogs when I was 11 years old and purchased my first German Shepherd for 35.00! My father, who is not a dog person, insisted that I take her to obedience class. I then joined 4H and competed in the 4H obedience classes. I entered my first dog show shortly after! I immediately realized that I needed a better dog to be competitive! I purchased a show puppy and I was hooked! I spent the next years learning all I could about the world of dog shows.
When I turned 19, I joined the US Army and became a Military dog handler. I trained patrol/narcotics and explosive dogs. After the army, I continued with German Shepherds, doing both conformation and obedience. Shepherds teach you a lot about movement, as that is so very important in that breed! Shoulders, rears and foot timing are so very important!
After many years in Shepherds, I realized that I wanted a dog that I could show myself, without hiring a handler! I missed being able to show my own dog! I was fortunate to know Bonnie Money, as she had shepherds, as well as cardigans. I met one of her cardigans and I was hooked! She helped me find Raider and the new chapter began! I have become quite enamored with this breed! So much like shepherds, but with short legs! And the people were so very welcoming and helpful! So refreshing!! I now have 5 cardigans, no shepherds. I have shown Raider to two Best Black dog Megan wins, numerous group 1s, numerous group placements and, with the help of Linda Williams, 2 national AOMs, and national Select Dog, not to mention group 1s, as well as many other group placements.I have shown and finished a number of his progeny, including a RBIS and numerous group wins and placements. I have been very lucky to have had great mentors who have been so instrumental to understanding this breed!
Thank you for your consideration for the Megan ballot!
As a young girl I found it easier to relate to animals than people. I’ve developed some people skills since then. But if I’m honest most of the time I’m as happy or happier to be around four-legged friends.
My first dog was a Standard Schnauzer named Meg. I was ten years old when she came into my life. I was immediately an avid reader about the breed. I learned everything I could. Before we started confirmation classes I was already hand-stripping her. I befriended an excellent Standard Schnauzer breeder who mentored me, guiding me through my first litter.
Fast forward to 1999, our family visited a local dog show where we fell in love with Ch Sisterwood’s Winsome Will. We decided we had to have a Will puppy. Marla Gardner guided us to a breeder who had a male available to a show home. We named the pup, Owain. Thus, Blu Skyy Cardigans began.
Norma Chandler was instrumental in my further education about the Cardigan breed. She also connected me with Debbie Moore of Heritage Hill, from who we acquired our foundation bitch, Abbey. Abbey won back-to-back BISS at Three Trails CWC out of Veterans. Maddy and I became friends with Norma Chandler. Our first bred-by champion, Julian has his bronze GCH, and performance titles in Rally and Herding, earning his Versality Title. He’s also a wonderful therapy dog.
Currently, GCH CH Blu Skyy’s Ziggy Stardust CGC is being exhibited under expert guidance from Lisa Croft-Elliott in Europe. Before shows were shut down due to COVID, Ziggy achieved top Cardigan ranking in the UK, won reserve CC at Crufts, earned a CC, BOB, and a group 2 at the Manchester UK show. He also garnered his Portuguese Championship in Porto, group 2, and has a leg toward his Latin Championship.
I consider myself a small, hobby breeder and have whelped nine litters in my home, many with co-breeders. The most recent litter is a product of Ch Redbud Glasdawn Moon Shadow x GCH Blu Skyy’s Bella Luna. Two pups from that litter, co-owned with Marty Wilson, were both champions in their first two months of competition.
I’ve benefited from the experience and knowledge of many generous mentors. My goal is to breed Cardigans with sound temperament, type, healthy backgrounds, and work toward the AKC standard for our breed. Blu Skyy dogs become champions and grand champions, compete in agility, rally, and herding. Some are therapy dogs. All of them are beloved family members.
I have volunteered for the CWCCA, putting together the catalogue for the Nationals over several years. I also designed the National logo for Chattanooga. On occasion, I’ve helped with ads for Three Trails and participated in meet-the-breeds at Westminster and the National Dog show. I also teach a confirmation class for the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club.
Outside the Cardigan world, I’m professor and past department head of a collegiate program in Design. With a designer’s eye, I’m very observant and this helps me recognize standards and excellence in the Cardigan breed. All of my work with the breed strives to advance that ideal. I have attended and exhibited at many regional and national specialties and at the AKC National Championship. I have been privileged to have judged Sweeps at the Delaware Valley Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club Specialty, as well. It is an honor to be nominated to be part of the judging team for the Megan.
I have produced over 25 champions and numerous performance dogs. My first cardigan in 1993, was not only a top ten breed dog, but he also had numerous obedience high in trials. I bred many dogs with wins at specialties and under breeder judges as well as all breed judges. I have judged the Megan, and several sweepstakes including the National Specialty in 2015. It is important to produce a dog that can do what they are bred for. Structure, temperament, health and type all rolled into one amazing breed. Thank you to all that nominated me and all my mentors along the way!
Denise Waiting, Toshay Cardigans
I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE SPORT OF DOGS FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. MY FIRST CARDIGAN OBTAINED OBEDIENCE TITLES AS WELL AS A CHAMPIONSHIP; SHE ALSO WAS AWARDED HIGH IN TRIAL AT MY FIRST NATIONAL.
IN TIME I CONCENTRATED PRIMARILY ON BREEDING AND EXHIBITING IN CONFORMATION. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO OBTAIN MANY TOP WINNING AWARDS: INCLUDING WINNERS DOG TWICE AT THE CARDIGAN WELSH CORGI NATIONAL. WINNERS BITCH TWICE, A BEST OF BREED AND A BEST IN MEGAN.
ON THE NATIONAL FRONT FIVE OF MY DOGS (EITHER BRED OR OWNED BY ME) HAVE FINISHED IN THE TOP 5 IN NATIONAL STANDINGS. THREE ACHIEVED THE NUMBER ONE POSITION.
I HAVE CHAIRED BREEDERS EDUCATION, SERVED ON JUDGE’S EDUCATION AND SERVED ON THE BOARD. I BELONG TO TWO LOCAL KENNEL CLUBS AND HAVE WORKED ON NUMEROUS COMMITTEES. I HAVE JUDGED BEST PUPPY, BEST BRED BY AND BEST OWNER HANDLER AT ALL BREED SHOWS.
WHEN JUDGING ANY BREED MY FOCUS IS ON VIRTUES NOT FAULTS.
CARDIGANS ARE MY PASSION AND MY JOY.
It all began in 2002 when the first Bridgelady cardigans entered the show ring. Gator (Ch. Canuck Bridgeladys Instigator CD RE) and Jasmine (Ch. Cornerstone Bridgelady Jasmine) earned their championships at the same show in Tennessee!! At that time, AKC didn’t have the Grand Champions so Gator moved on to Obedience and Rally to work on tail titles. Jasmine, on the other hand, wasn’t finished with conformation. In 2004 she traveled to New York and earned an Award of Merit at Westminster! By then I was totally hooked on the sport!
Recognizing the importance of form and function, most cardigans in residence at Bridgelady participate in conformation and various performance venues, including agility, herding, obedience, and rally. Over the years, Bridgelady has produced over 15 owner handled champions, one agility champion, and several dogs with advanced obedience and rally titles. Thanks to the dedication and talents of the owners of cardigans produced at Bridgelady, additional achievements include an AKC Reserve Best in Show, multiple group wins and placements, countless grand champions and champions, another agility champion and at least three UKC Best in Show wins.
As a member of CWCCA since 2002, I have served the club on many levels, including chairing and assisting at events at national specialties, CWCCA Bulletin Editor from 2004 to 2013 and CWCCA Handbook Editor in 2008. Current activities include membership on the CWCCA Board of Directors as a Director and assisting the National Specialty Rally Chair.
Recently I earned my AKC Judge’s License and am a permit status (provisional) AKC Judge and I expect to have full status later this summer as dog shows return to our calendar of events. As part of the road to the judge’s license, I have judged numerous sweepstakes at large CWCCA specialties and supported entry events across the country. What an honor and privilege it would be to judge an event at the CWCCA National Speciality! Thank you for your consideration.
We purchased our first Cardigan in 1990. I started showing him later that year and finished his championship the following year. I remember showing him in the rain at the 1991 CWCCA Specialty in Houston. We were jumping over puddles and getting quite wet. Needless to say, that Specialty is one of the reasons that the club only shows indoors. In spite of that experience I continued to attend the CWCCA specialties and attended most of them over the next 30 years. I have assisted at many of the shows with grounds, eye clinic, stewarding, and helping with the Judges Education presentations. I was a member of the board many years ago.
We have bred many group winning, group placing, and specialty winning Cardigans over the last 30 years with the Camelot kennel name. I have lost track of how many champions.
I have previously judged two sweepstakes at supported entries in Philadelphia, and Huntsville AL.
I am a member of two all-breed clubs, and assist with vendors, ring stewarding and miscellaneous assignments.
It is a huge honor to be nominated to judge the National. I am fortunate that I was raised by Cardigans. My first litter was 47 years ago, and I have been breeding and showing all that time. I am proud of every puppy and the success we have had.
I am committed to our breed. Mentoring on Cardigan structure and movement is my passion and I am a CWCCA Breed Mentor. I have judged Sweepstakes for the National and for clubs across the country and have relished the experience to see the next generation, applaud for current generation, and celebrate our veterans.
As a second-generation dog breeder, my introduction to the world of dog shows was through my mother, Leslie Frank Propwash Australian Shepherds. She was my original mentor who set my eye for proper structure and movement. As a junior I co-bred, showed and loved Australian Shepherds. I loved the Australian Shepherd’s loyalty, quick thinking and work ethic but wanted a more compact package. I began to research the Cardigan Corgi over 13 years ago and realized this was a breed that suited me! My original intention was to have a companion dog only and had not thought about showing. Chip arrived and quickly renewed my love of showing dogs! I have been fortunate to have been mentored by some of our breeds most respected and accomplished breeders. As a breeder, owner handler I have finished and successfully campaigned several dogs. My most recent accomplishment was attaining #1 NOHS for 2019 with my lovely girl KaChing! I enjoyed my opportunity to judge the Sweepstakes at the Amana, Bluebonnet and Southern California Regional Specialties and am looking forward to judging at the Western Reserve in August 2020. Additionally, my AKC judging prerequisites have been completed and I will apply for my judging license in the Fall
I got my first Cardigan in 1998 and my love and dedication to the breed has outlasted the marriage I started at the same time! Since then I have bred or co-bred a dozen AKC champions, including two multiple group and specialty winning dogs – and also raised two human kiddos. I’ve been honored to judge multiple sweepstakes at supported entries and would love the opportunity to see up close and personal the best the breed is offering.
My name is Sonja Benavidez. I have been showing and breeding Cardigan Welsh Corgis since 1995. I am a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, the Quad Cities Dog Obedience Club in Illinois, and the Scott County Kennel Club in Iowa. I have shown and bred numerous champions, grand champions, and a bronze grand champion that is just a few points away from her silver grand. I have shown my dogs to Nationals placements in regular and sweepstakes classes on multiple occasions. I have shown a cardigan to the title of Best Red or Sable Bitch in the Megan at Nationals. I have also shown dogs to group placements, #3 and #4 Owner Handled Cardigan for the year, Best of Opposite Owner Handled Cardigan at the National Owner Handled Finals, and agility, rally, obedience, barn hunt, and trick dog titles, which resulted in a CWCCA Versatility Award. We are just one title away from Versatility Excellent. AKC recognized my dog as one of five AKC ACE Award winners in 2017. I have been blessed with excellent breed mentors through the years. Thank you for your consideration.
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Select the new location and then click on Move,
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The current motion and votes cast will display on your screen. In the motion box below enter the same motion number with a word for the results after: Carried, Failed, Withdrawn.
In the votes above, use your mouse to select the entire range. Right click/copy (or Control-C) to copy the results to your clipboard.
Next click on the Motion Text portion of the form and right-click/paste (or Control-V).
Add a line below with Agree and number, Disagree and number, No vote and number. The total should equal 12.
Ignore all other fields on the form, just scroll down to Submit.
The web administrator will receive the email when the submission has been done and clear the results for the next motion.
When you look at the motion archive after submission you will see the two portion of the motion stacked, with the original motion below the results.
All of the “File” pages work the same, so I will use the National Specialty Files as an example. If you see something different which you do not understand, contact me.
To add or replace a file:
Use the pull down box on the top left to select your directory. It will be blank at first.
Use the pull down menu to choose the main directory, in this case NS.
If you wish to put your file in a subdirectory, for example NS2020, use the down arrow again.
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The files will not show on the list below until you refresh the directory. You can do that by selecting the directory in the Viewing Files instruction below.
Your directory listing will start out at the base for the files you are working on, for example NS for National Specialty.
The plus sign will add a directory. DO NOT click on it thinking to add files.
The “dir” to the left indicates a directory. Click on the name (e.g. NS2020) to navigate to it. You can rename directories or delete entire directories on the right side. Deletion is suggested only if you have accidentally added it by clicking on the plus.
The file type will show at the left of the line. In this we see another subdirectory for “LOGOS WORK” plus a Word Docx file and a PDF of the same file. Clicking on a DOCX file will download it to your computer. Clicking on a PDF will open it in a lightbox.
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From the Recording Secretary Menu, click on the button which says “Enter a Motion”.
The last entry will show on the screen, and should be the voting results from the previous motion. Clicking the button will open this page:
Scroll down under the prior results.
You will enter then next motion order sequentially. Enter a title indicating what the motion was for and the text of the motion, then keep scrolling down.
Click the radio box for the person who made to the motion and the person who seconded.
Enter the date of the motion, Add three days for discussion to the Voting Start Date. In the case of the motion above discussion dates are the 19th, 20th, and 21st so voting will start the morning of the 22nd. There are three days for voting: then 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, so the 24th will be the “Voting End Date”.
Click “Submit” when finished with the entry.
The next job is to turn on the motion discussion period (red button) and motion voting period (green button).
Clicking on “Set Motion Start/Stop” will open a different page in a new tab:
Scroll down to this section:
For simplicity, leave times set at 5 a.m. Pacific (Los Angeles) time.
The Starting date will be the current date.
The Ending will be the day that you entered as Voting Start date on the motion.
Scroll back to the top of the page and click on the Update button.
Close the tab when done and you will be ready to set the Green Voting button.
This screen will read “Show Current Motion Vote Form” at the top.
You will enter your Motion Voting Start date which will match your end date on the previous page. For the Ending date you will use 5 a.m. on the next day after the voting close date. This will allow for 72 hours or three full days of voting: in this case from 5 a.m. (8 a.m. Eastern) on the 22nd, all of the 23rd, all of the 24th, and to 5 a.m. (8 a.m. Eastern) on the 25th.
Scroll back up and click on the Update button. Close the window tab and you are all done.
To add notes to an existing item click on the pencil to the left of the item.
An “Edit Data” box will pop up. There are two boxes for text: “Item” and “Date Entered/Due/Completed”. Click on desired box, scroll down under anything already there, and add your text.
At the bottom of the boxes you will see “Cancel”, “Apply and add new” and “Update”. Click on “Update” to save your changes.
To add a new item go to the bottom of the list and click on “New Row” and proceed as above.
To delete an item click on the trash can to the left of the item. You will see a box to confirm your deletion.
At the bottom of the Agenda on the Recording Secretary page you will see a button labeled “Edit Rows”. This button will not be available on the Board Home page.
After clicking the button a pencil and a trash can will appear to the left of each block of text.
Click on the pencil to edit a block.
You will notice that each block has a hidden Section # which matches the number on the agenda, For proper sorting, make sure that numbers under 10 contain the leading zero (“0”).
The Heading box will be labeled “00” to appear before “01”.
Scroll down through the box, editing as needed.
When complete, click on the “Update” button. “Cancel” or the “X” at the top will restore the box unchanged.
If you need to add a row, you can either use “Apply and Add New” or click on “New Row” at the bottom of the agenda.
Remember that if you insert a section, all of the following sections will need to be renumbered.
“Cancel” will remove the Pencil and Trash Can on each line.
You can edit your own Breeder’s Directory Entry.
Click on the tinyurl.com link to open the Google Doc in a new tab.
Here is an example of an opened document, in this case a test file.
Changes are saved automatically. Just close the page when you are done..
If you are unable to use Google Docs, you may enter the changes you want to make in a box below:
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If you wish to remove your listing or make other notes, you can put that information in the box.
Start by scrolling to the bottom of the table or list an clicking the Edit Rows button. Some frequently edited tables (e.g. dues entry) will come up already in the Editting loaded.
The button line will change to New Row and Cancel. A pencil and a trashcan will appear to the left of each item.
Clicking on the trash can will delete a row, but you will receive a warning and confirmation box.
Clicking on the pencil will allow you to edit the data.
Scroll down to see all fields.
When you are done click on Update. If you decide not to change the record click on Cancel. And if you want to both update this record and add a new row you can click Apply and Add New.
Adding a new row works the same. You can Add a single record or keep adding by clicking Apply and Add New.
When you are finished you can click Cancel at the bottom of the table to make the pencils and trash cans disappear, though there is not really a reason to do so.
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