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GCh. Rochars Wizard of Menlo Park at Shelshire X GCh. RRR Infinity of Love
Merlin is our latest addition, born October 16, 2017. He has excellent structure and a happy personality like his mom Tullia and granddaddy Keats. He is a gorgeous puppy with those perfect "markings that don't matter" and a lovely plush coat. Like his dad Edison, he has super sidegait with excellent reach and drive, and coming/going he is very clean. I have high hopes for this boy in the show ring. Stay tuned for news of his show exploits!
FLASH! Merlin wins Best in Match at the Medina, OH puppy match in February, 2018!
Merlin was puppy G1 (4 - 6 mo competition), March 10 in Auburn, IN!
Merlin has two points toward his AKC Champion title.
Merlin at 7 months of age
Merlin's health tests:
DM carrier by test
PRA carrier by test
Hip Xray at 8 months - looks good.
More health tests to follow
GCH* BEAGUILE'S SUIT UP
multiple group winner *silver level
Ch. Shadowalk Trademark X Ch. Beaszak's Running With Scissors
This gorgeous boy came to live at Rubad in the summer of 2013 and had a fabulous show career always owner handled by Nancy. He was shown into the top 5 in the breed and in all-breed competition in 2014.
Keats is the sire of our RRR Infinity of Love, Tullia. He is one of the best Cardigan Corgis alive, with excellent, balanced structure, superb movement, and awesome attitude for show and performance. He's an excellent herding dog as well as a beautiful show dog. Keats is now retired, has been neutered and is now his daddy's couch-Cardigan. We have frozen semen, available to select bitches.
Keats won BOB/G3 under judge Pat Trotter in Columbus, OH in April, 2016! Also in 2016, he won yet another National Specialty AOM under breeder judge Vivian Moran.
Keats won Best Opposite at Westminster, February, 2015!
Keats wins back-to-back Group 1 at the COKC shows in Columbus, OH in April, 2015! Keats won Best Opposite at Westminster, February, 2015 and an AOM under Bill Shelton at the 2015 Cardigan National in May 2015!
Keats ended 2014 as the #6 Cardigan by breed points and #4 Cardigan by all breed points. He was the #1 Cardigan in 2014 in the Owner Handled Series and #79 Owner Handled in All Breeds.
Keats wins Group 1 and Owner Handled Group 1 at the Delaware, OH KC show on October 26, 2014!
Keats wins BOB at the Lorain KC show in a large field of specials on Sept. 9, 2014, amassing over 50 breed points. He went on to win a regular Group 4, Owner Handled Group 1 and Best OH in Show!
Keats G1 Columbus, April, 2015
Keats went best brindle dog and BOS in the Megan color competition and Select Dog in the Best of Breed competition at our 2014 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty show in St. Louis at the Purina event center.
National Specialty judge Cathy Ochs-Cline's writeup about Keats in the Cardigan Bulletin: "Lovely brindle boy brimming with style and soundness. He has a pleasing headpiece, good balanced angulation and was a powerful mover. He was presented very well and showed his heart out to the very end. I felt that he just wasn't as masculine as my winner although he pushed hard. One to watch in the future." Thank you, Cathy, for this fabulous win!
All Megan photos by Phyllis Ensley Photography, copyright owned by Nancy Willoughby.
He has multiple Owner Handled group wins, as well as multiple placements in both groups, an Owner Handled Best In Show, and multiple group wins.
Keats completed his AKC Grand Champion title in October of 2013, and is a silver level grand champion.
I judged this dog when he was a puppy at the CWCCWR spring puppy match, and gave him Best in Match. I am pleased to have had the chance to co-own him as my show-pal. He is a beautiful, moderate dog that oozes quality - weighing 35 lbs, he is in the middle of the dog standard. There is nothing overdone about this dog and he fits the standard as well as any Cardigan I have seen. He has moderate bone, lovely correct angles, correct rib spring, beautiful head planes, a near perfect front assembly, beautiful long upper arm and second thigh, and a very correct coat. His correct structure gives him sound movement all three ways, and he has energy and attitude to spare. He has a lovely, foxy male head and profile. When I first got this dog, I felt that he had top ten specials potential. Now that I have lived with him, I believe that if he had been professionally handled this dog could have given a good run at #1 Cardigan, and he ended 2014 in the top 5 with me handling.
Keats winning a Group 2 and Owner Handled Group 1 under Sonny Ambrosio.
Keats at the Western Reserve show 2013
Big thank you to Keats' breeders Ferris and JoAnne Beashau of Beauguile Cardigans for sending him to live at Rubad and to continue his specials career with me. Keats is a dream to live with - he's a happy, friendly boy that loves people and has no problem with other dogs. This is a very biddable dog that loves to please and is a dream to train. Not just a show dog, this boy is my pet.
Keats with mommy Joanne
He's a happy dog!
Keats has a high prey drive and is a very high energy dog. In his first outing on sheep, he showed real promise, arcing around the sheep, up the fence line and pushed the flock directly to me, all on instinct. Though we never titled him in herding, he had a wonderful sense of the "bubble", and had intensity and power on his stock.
Co-owned with Ferris and Joanne.
Keats Group 4 under judge James Moses
Keats' health tests:
DM clear by test
PRA Carrier by test
CERF Normal (WCC-EYE106/44M-VPI)
Cardiac Normal (WCC-CA74/44M/C-VPI)
OFA Patella Normal (OFA #WCC-PA50/46M/P-VPI)
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