I have had Corgis for over 50 years
I trained as a kennelmaid at Bellmead Training School for Kennelmaids, then worked for a Great Dane breeder.
After that I had a dog beautician business. When I moved to Wales, i worked foe the local Vets for 5 years.
I am one of the pet obedience trainers at our local dog club where both Sophie (Revelmere Caprice) who sadly died in August and Harri won the top dog award.
OMG, my age is showing. Harri was born in 1989 and Belroyd Nutcracker in '83. I got my first Corgi, an English import in 1969, and I've had Corgis ever since. So my senior brain is all Corgi-confused! :)
Silly me, Wendy (what they say about California is all true. Ditzy!)
There's no date on your post about Harri, Belroyd the Red Grouse, one of the greatest champions and sires in Corgi history. So, I assumed the post was current and that you still have Harri. I've been off mycorgi and FB for a few years. So, please forgive me if Harri is no longer with you.
PS Belroyd the Red Grouse is on my Lucy's pedigree at least twice, along with his progeny. He will live on in Corgis forever.
OMG. I've just come back to this site after a few years absence. I can't believe you were the owner of Harri. He's like the equivalent of Paul McCartney and Elvis rolled into one rocking Corgi!!! I know your bio was written a while ago and your fabulous Harri was 10 then. My little Lucy (a great niece to Harri) is already 10, so...
Please drop me a line if you receive this and feel like chatting up a long-lost relative of Harri from California. Wishing you well..Fondly, Wendy
I need to get reading glasses. I think the Red Grouse was her grand sire and also her great grand sire. I need to look this pedigree over in the light of day. I've saved all my Corgis pedigrees back to my first Corgi in 1968. You mentioned a Sophie that Lucy resembled. Is Sophie still alive? There was a Sophie on this site that I took a double take because she looked just like Lucy even though she was at least 10+ years. That Sophie passed away this year. Just wondering if we're thinking of the same Sophie. It is a common name in America and maybe in the UK. I look forward to hearing from you. I'll try to find my first Corgi's pedigree. He was born in England in 1968. Corgis have beguiled me for over 40 years. They've played such an important part in my life and all of my family.
Wishing you and your beautiful Corgis a healthy and good life in 2012.
I knew one of my Corgis had your Harri in the pedigree and it's my 6-year old, Lucy, a Nebriowa Corgi. I checked her pedigree and there was Belroyd the Red Grouse on both the dam and sire ancestry. I'll attach it. Small Corgi world!