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Lyra started her life here at WWC on Aug. 9th, 2010 sired By Ch Larklain Rogers Magic Marker.  At 8 weeks of age the whole litter was evaluated by Pat Hastings at a seminar doing the Puppy Puzzle she is well known for. Lyra was Pat Hastings #1 pick of being structurally sound.  And she was also our pick as well!!!

CH WENDT WORTHS MEADOWLARK LYRIC "LYRA" @ 8 wks old

CH WENDT WORTHS MEADOWLARK LYRIC "LYRA" @ 8 wks old

Giving Lyra time to grow and continuing to evaluate  her through her growth stages she really never ever fell apart…topline was always level and strong, naturally stood square on her legs and strongly, her gait was correct but the mind was young.

CH WENDT WORTHS MEADOWLARK LYRIC "LYRA" @ 4.5 months old

CH WENDT WORTHS MEADOWLARK LYRIC "LYRA" @ 4.5 months old

Starting in Jan. 2011 I was taking Lyra to conformation classes to see how her mind would focus on what she knew with others in a strange place doing their own thing.  She handled it quite well and really did stay focused on what she was suppose to be doing.

Lyra in class Winter 2011

Lyra in class Winter 2011

We continued to work with her lightly letting her mind mature and enjoying recess with all the other Low Riders Frapping in the back yard. Then I noticed a change in her mind…not that it was ever bad but more relaxed and ready for some serious work.  We began our training sessions again and noticed a huge change in expression and following my body ques and she was enjoying it staying completely focused on me even though we were doing our training in the middle of the WWC Pack Playing, weaving in and out of us! It was time to get in the show ring.

Final Picture of evaluation End of April 2011 to enter 1st Show

Final Picture of evaluation End of April 2011 to enter 1st Show

Final Picture of evaluation End of April 2011 to enter 1st Show

Final Picture of evaluation End of April 2011 to enter 1st Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lyra’s 1st time out the beginning of May under judge Marian Johnson Your won Reserve Winners Bitch!!! It didn’t take her long to earn her 1st AKC points by winning Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite at the end of May. By her 4th show the middle of June she won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a MAJOR!!!!

1st MAJOR WIN 10 months old

1st MAJOR WIN 10 months old

The beginning of August, Lyra won her 2nd MAJOR going Winners Bitch and Best of Winners the 1st day of a 4 day show!

WB BOS BOW MAJOR WIN

WB BOS BOW MAJOR WIN

We were so exstatic we didn’t stop to make sure our calculations of points were correct with AKC and moved Lyra up as a SPECIAL the remaining 3 days. She had earned some pts. towards a Grand Championship that weekend winning Select. This is when you learn a lesson that you will never make again in your life because it costs your bank account and is a major let down but once this show was over still being on Cloud 9 you get a phone call from AKC stating we are 1 pt shy of a championship and our Select win for pts. towards a Grand Championship are no good.  I was so mad at myself I could of cut all of my hair off…all that money I wasted!!!!!

Once I was over my temper tantrum and some what  use to the feeling of wasting money and time,  we sent Lyra out one last time earning her final point for her well deserved CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! Lyra in 10 shows in 5 months earned a Championship!! My very 1st bred by along with 2 other siblings which is another story to be told at a later date.  😉

Lyra has passed her CERF, vWD clear, DM carrier, and prelim Hips GOOD…she is enjoying her time frapping and being a pet at the moment.  She is a very athletic girl who loves to cuddle and gives you the most pathetic look if you try to ignore her.  Her temperament is A1 being bold but gentle, assertive but not nasty and is game for just about anything if it entails FOOD!!!!!!

CH WENDT WORTHS MEADOWLARK LYRIC "LYRA"

CH WENDT WORTHS MEADOWLARK LYRIC "LYRA"

Lyra and I would like to give out a special thank you to our CIA (Corgi Intelligence Agent): Deanna Rotkowski  from        www.snostormacres.com/deanna.htm   Without you,  this would of not been accomplished and most importantly, for making my Low Riders happy and well cared for.  Thank you D!!!! Aaaaarrrroooooo

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Tony Barker Published Sunday, May 2, 2010

Have you ever watched a dog show and feel completely lost?

Well, you are not alone. Many people have trouble understanding all the terminology used during a televised dog show or other canine event.

The dog world, like any other specialized passion, has its own language and without some insight it can seem foreign.

During a dog show you will see several dogs led around a ring. Most of the time the person you see with the dog is not the owner; they are called a handler.

A handler may also be called an agent or exhibitor. It is the handler’s job to present a dog in such a way to compliment its features; they are paid to do this.

When it is their turn to be judged, you will see them get the dog’s attention. This is usually done with a small piece of their favorite treat or toy. This is called baiting.

Baiting to show expression and to hold stack

While they are baiting the dog, they are trying to pose the dog in a natural, standing position for the best evaluation. This is called stacking.

There are different types of dog shows. One type is called a bench show.

During a bench show dogs are kept on assigned benches when they are not being shown in the ring so that the folks attending the show can see them, meet the breeders, and learn more about the individual dogs.

Most dog shows you see on television are what are called conformation shows. A conformation show is a dog show where the dogs are judged on how closely they adhere to the breed standard set by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

A type of conformation show that is limited to a single group, such as the herding group, is called a group show. A specialty show is a type of conformation show in which only dogs of an individual breed or group of breeds, such as terriers, are eligible.

There is also an informal side to dog shows. A match show is just that.

This type of show, many times set up to show puppies (future show dogs), are basically just for fun and to gain experience. Dogs do not earn points toward titles in these shows.

In a normal show, dogs that place win points to earn a title or to become a champion. When a dog has earned enough points to become a champ that dog is considered finished, as in they finished their title.

Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite

Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite

Knowing how to talk the talk will give you a better appreciation for the time the breeders and handlers have put into their dogs.

The next time you come across a dog show on TV, set back and enjoy. Better yet, visit one in person. A dog show is a great way to see a lot of breeds in one place.

You can learn what they are bred for and what breed is a right fit for your family. The more research you do on a breed that you are interested in, the better.

That way you are sure to get the right pup for your family pack. Remember, every dog deserves to be treated like a show dog.

Tony Barker, The BARKer Shop

http://www.irontontribune.com/news/2010/may/02/dog-shows-can-give-insight-breeds/

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