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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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By Nick Allen in Los Angeles

The dispute centres on Tudor’s decision to leave almost everything to her eldest son, virtually cutting out her three other children from a £1.2 million will.

Tudor, once described as an “unconventional Martha Stewart,” was famous for living an idyllic, back-to-basics life in New England where she went barefoot, spun flax to make linen for clothes, raised Nubian goats for milk, and looked after her beloved Corgis.

She painted gentle watercolours, wove baskets, held elaborate doll weddings and marionette shows, and floated birthday cakes down the river for her children.

She illustrated books including the The Secret Garden, Little Women and Mother Goose as well as producing her own works such as Corgiville Fair and The Great Corgiville Kidnapping, which were popular all over the world, especially in Japan and Korea. Fans would take £100 tours of her home, a replica late 18th-century farmhouse.

She died at the age of 92 on June 18, 2008, following complications from a stroke, and grievances among her children are now spilling out in a probate court in Marlboro, Vermont. Her will, written in 2001, left the bulk of the estate to Seth Tudor, 67, and his son Winslow.
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Wendt Worth Corgis Valentines Day Litter Announcement

Wendt Worth Corgis Valentines Day Litter Announcement


Kiara and Baron are expecting a litter of puppies around Valentines Day. Their litter announcement picture was taken at Lilly Handmade Chocolates in Cleveland whose owners are a Wendt Worth Corgis puppy owner from a winter litter of 2009.
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“Lilly Handmade Chocolates is a local artisnal chocolatier that specializes in pairing fine wine & craft beer with their handmade, fresh chocolate confections. Lilly is owned & operated by Amanda & Joshua Montague, who are both classicaly trained chefs. Their chef backround is reflected in their creations by straddling the sweet & savory line. The chocolate flavors include items like smoked bacon, tartufi mushroom truffles & cayenne pepper just to name a few! Traditional, they are not, but delicious they are! Stop in and visit when you’re in the Tremont neighborhood. Psst..They are also doggie friendly! The only rule is “You lick it, you buy it!” www.lillytremont.com

Sincerely,
Amanda ” Lilly ” Montague
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Here is a really cute video Little Horse Great Danes took of Angus, one of Meagan and Winston’s puppies from the litter born on November 5, 2009. One day he will rule the gentle giants. Follow the link to her site to watch him play with the Great Dane pups. This picture was taken by his new owner the day she got him. What a ham posing so nicely for his picture!!!
Littlehorse Great Danes…Video of Angus

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Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The 2009 Corgi Calendar is now available for order and we will start shipping on the 23rd.

100% of the profit will go to Corgi Rescue.

You may purchase the calendar here:

http://www.mycorgi.com/page/1150197:Page:223963

2009-corgi-calendar

Wendt Worth Corgis made the month of April. We are thrilled! Congratulations to all of the winners!

Please order yours today…it goes for a wonderful cause for such a beautiful dog.

Let’s not forget to thank MyCorgi.com for their hard work in putting this all together for a great cause.

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Animal Rights Activists Get Official Roles
In City and County Dog Law Enforcement
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Undercover Surveillance, Vigilantes, Uniforms and Badges

by JOHN YATES
American Sporting Dog Alliance
http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org
asda@csonline.net

PALM BEACH, FL – Animal rights activists in many parts of the country are proving the adage that paranoia doesn’t necessarily mean dog owners are crazy.

Cities and counties that have enacted repressive ordinances targeting dog owners are increasingly using volunteers as a major tool to enforce the law. Not surprisingly, only animal rights activists are likely to be accepted as volunteers. Many of these activists are opposed to the private ownership of animals in any form, and most of them are willing to accept what they term animal “guardianship” only under strict government regulation.

The vigilantes are coming!

That is true in Los Angeles, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. It also is true in several states where volunteer animal rights activists are routinely sent undercover to investigate allegations of animal cruelty and even to check out people who advertise a litter of puppies in local newspapers.

But Palm Beach County, Florida, has made vigilantism into an art form, and Los Angeles may be preparing to carry it to the nth degree.

Volunteer activists in Palm Beach County have been sworn in, given badges and uniforms, and granted the authority to enter private homes to check for violations of a new mandatory spay/neuter ordinance, animal cruelty and other possible dog law violations.

These members of the “Palm Beach County Citizen Animal Patrol” are empowered to issue formal written warnings for noncompliance and turn in the information to regular animal control officers for official investigation and prosecution.

According to a county announcement of the program, search warrants are not needed for these volunteers to inspect private homes or privately owned pets. The county’s official position is that “The hobby breeders who have a permit from the county have already given implied consent to these people to enter their homes by signing the permit.”

That is the little known fine print of dog and kennel licenses in almost every state: If you buy a license, you sign away your right to privacy. If you don’t buy a license, of course, you are breaking the law and can get busted.

Catch 22!

In many other areas of civil law, such as with zoning and building permits, obtaining a license has been viewed in court as prima facie permission for government officials to inspect private property. This precedent is now being extended to dog laws, and citizen patrols to “rat out” noncompliant neighbors are being seen as important enforcement tools.

Spying on their neighbors and intimidating dog owners is only one part of the job description of the Palm Beach County Citizen Animal Patrol. Other duties include answering newspaper ads placed by people who advertise puppies for sale, contacting dog clubs for breeder referrals, and even setting up surveillance at dog shows.

If they see anything they consider suspicious or a possible violation of the law, they are told to report the information to animal control to start a full investigation.

In the world of crime, they would be called snitches. In the world of animal law, they see themselves as on a mission to save helpless animals from exploitation.

According to an article in the Palm Beach Post newspaper, citizen patrols will help increase enforcement without adding to municipal costs.

Local officials stress the “public education” aspect of the citizen patrols, but are noticeably quiet about the surveillance and enforcement aspects of the volunteer positions.

This pattern is apparent in Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, which passed draconian pet sterilization ordinances within the past year. Volunteers are being actively recruited in those Texas cities to help “educate” people about the new laws. As in most places, these citizens groups are comprised almost entirely of animal rights activists, and each application must be approved by a quasi-official advisory board that consists of animal rights activists. People who advocate the right to own dogs need not apply.

Dog owners are convinced that these volunteers also will be used to find and turn in people who do not follow the laws.

Los Angeles appears to be adding its own twist.

The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services, directed by animal rights extremist Ed Boks, has set up a program of Directors of Animal Welfare, nicknamed DAWs. The city has been divided into 86 different “neighborhoods,” and thus far a reported 44 of the positions have been filled. According to an announcement from Boks, some of these appointees do not live within the City of Los Angeles.

The DAWs website profiles the backgrounds of many of the appointees, and they read like a who’s who of the animal rights movement in Los Angeles. Many of the profiles tout the appointees’ close ties to the radical Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the ultra-radical People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Many of the profiles also tout radical vegetarian activism, opposition to the use of animals in circuses and other darling causes of the animal rights elite. Overall, it is clear that the vast majority of these people oppose the private ownership of animals, and are totally opposed to the right to breed dogs.

Please read some of the profiles for yourself: http://www.dawprogram.org/.

The DAWS Board also has several committees, including an “Animals Are Not Property Committee,” whose members are listed as Andrea Boyington, Adele Langdon, Tina Reynolds and Patti Sugarman. Each of these people has published ties to radical animal rights groups.

None of the profiles indicate that the appointees breed dogs, show dogs, compete with dogs, or belong to any organization that works to protect the rights of dog owners. Not one.

A very ominous sign is that DAWs has gone underground since Los Angeles passed an exceedingly restrictive spay and neuter mandate this year. The DAWs meetings used to be advertised on their website, agendas used to be published, and minutes were displayed online.

Since August, all public accountability and openness have been removed from the DAWs website.

In addition, the DAWs volunteer manual has been withdrawn for complete revision, and is no longer available to the public.

An announcement from Boks called the DAWs appointees “the eyes and ears for the animals in their areas.”

In other words, being snitches is one of their duties.
The DAWs mission statement says: “DAWs provide a voice and a form of political representation for nonhuman animals.” That line is straight out of the PETA textbook.
Perhaps the most common use of animal rights activists as volunteers has been for undercover work and surveillance in animal cruelty investigations. Because these volunteers have no official designation, the use of them is not subject to constitutional protections against searches without warrants. They go under cover as private citizens, and then file complaints with animal cruelty police officers. They work with the officers, and their identities are not revealed. The officers use these “complaints” as legal grounds to obtain a search warrant.
The most famous use of undercover volunteers occurred at a California slaughterhouse that was highly publicized this year and led to a complete overhaul of federal and state inspections.
A large percentage of animal cruelty cases in several states rely on animal rights activists to go undercover into private kennels and dog events, and their observations and opinions are relayed as “semi-anonymous complaints” to humane police officers in order to obtain search warrants. “Semi-anonymous” means that these people’s identities are known to the officers and judge, but are not revealed to the public or the person who is accused.
A common tactic is for these activists to pose as puppy buyers when responding to advertisements in newspapers or online, or to appear at dog events as a spectator. This tactic is so common that virtually anyone who advertises puppies for sale in many areas of the country can expect to be visited by undercover activists pretending to be looking for a puppy. Usually they are easy to spot. They are mostly college-aged people who know little about the breed of the puppies that are for sale.
Sometimes it gets much more organized. For example, the toll of animals from Hurricane Katrina has led to the formation of many “disaster rescue groups.” They raise money locally to rescue animals from disasters, and sometimes get contributions of tax dollars.
Fortunately, disasters are rare in most places. But these programs allow a well-funded team of animal rights activist/volunteers to perform organized surveillance work. For example, a Venango County, PA, disaster rescue group received newspaper coverage this year for playing the key undercover role that led to the animal cruelty prosecution of a “puppy mill” in West Virginia.
Another Pennsylvania situation that we reported this year was how animal rights activists have begun to take over local zoning boards, in order to require people who seek a permit to build a kennel to meet impossible demands. In one case that would be amusing if it hadn’t harmed a person who wanted to build a kennel, these activists required an applicant for a kennel permit to promise that none of his dogs would be mated naturally.
What can we do about it?
The first thing that dog owners must do is to understand that there is a planned takeover of local boards and commissions by animal rights groups, and that this has been happening behind the scenes for many years.
Thus, vigilance is the first step. Find out what official or quasi-official groups have been created in your town and county that work on animal issues. Animal shelter or animal control advisory boards are common examples.
Then, learn the names of the members of these boards and committees. These names should be public records, and also may be found by looking up the group’s website. Chances are an Internet search will yield many connections to animal rights groups.
The next step is educating public officials about the real agenda of animal rights groups such as HSUS and PETA, and, if possible, showing verified connections to members of local boards. Letters to the editor of local newspapers are another good approach, if you have documentation.
However, the most important thing you can do is to volunteer to serve on any board, commission or committee in your town or county that deals with animal issues. Let your elected officials know that you want to serve on these boards, and volunteer to fill any current or future openings.
Our goal should be to have as many dog owners and people who support the rights of dog owners as possible on any board, committee or commission. It is vital for us to be able to begin to reverse the animal rights strategy of taking over local boards.
The American Sporting Dog Alliance will assist local dog owners in any way possible to accomplish this important goal.
The American Sporting Dog Alliance represents owners, breeders and professionals who work with breeds of dogs that are used for hunting. We welcome people who work with other breeds, too, as legislative issues affect all of us. We are a grassroots movement working to protect the rights of dog owners, and to assure that the traditional relationships between dogs and humans maintains its rightful place in American society and life.

The American Sporting Dog Alliance also needs your help so that we can continue to work to protect the rights of dog owners. Your membership, participation and support are truly essential to the success of our mission. We are funded solely by the donations of our members, and maintain strict independence.

Please visit us on the web at http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org. Our email is asda@csonline.net. Complete directions to join by mail or online are found at the bottom left of each page.
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HSUS Lies To Congress, Public                
About New ‘PUPS’ Legislation
Would Call Out Feds On Many Non-Breeding Kennels
by JOHN YATES
American Sporting Dog Alliance
http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org
asda@csonline.net

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Humane Society of the United States is pushing new federal legislation that the radical animal rights group claims is aimed at stopping large dog breeding kennels that skirt the law.
According to HSUS, the legislation targets only kennels that sell more than 50 puppies a year. The bill’s sponsors, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), repeat those claims.
They are lying through their teeth, an American Sporting Dog Alliance analysis of the actual legislation shows. In fact, the legislation targets almost every boarding, day care, training and handling kennel in America, along with many hunt clubs and hunting plantations. It also impacts many serious hobbyists, who have a lot of dogs even though they only raise a couple of litters of puppies a year, our analysis shows
Rep. Farr is the prime sponsor of H.R. 6949, and Sen. Durbin is the sponsor of its companion bill in the Senate, S. 3519. The formal name of this legislation is the “Puppy Uniform Protection Statute,” or “PUPS.” It also has been nicknamed “Baby’s Bill,” after a rescued dog from a commercial kennel that is touring the country with its owner, Chicagoan Jana Kohl. Kohl is on an HSUS-sponsored campaign against “puppy mills,” and has visited several states. Her recent book includes a photo of presidential candidate Barrack Obama, and his reported commitment to clamp down on “puppy mills.”
The legislation is an amendment to the federal Animal Welfare Act, which requires federal licensure of commercial kennels (called “dealers”) who sell puppies wholesale to brokers or pet stores. This law does not regulate people who sell dogs and puppies directly to the consumer.
HSUS calls this a “loophole,” and has been pushing for many years to include kennels that sell directly to the buyer. Previous attempts, such as the Pet Animal Welfare Act and Sen. Durbin’s attempted amendment to the 2008 Farm Bill, have failed.
The PUPS legislation is the latest attempt by HSUS.
Here is how HSUS describes the legislation: “The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend federal lawmakers for introducing bills that will crack down on abusive “puppy mills” in the United States — where breeding dogs are often stacked in wire cages for years to produce litter after litter. The legislation will close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that currently allows large, commercial breeders who sell puppies online and directly to the public to escape licensing and regulation.”
Here is the HSUS description of who will be affected: “All dog breeders who sell more than 50 puppies per year directly to the public will be federally licensed and inspected…The bill will not affect small breeders and hobby breeders who sell fewer than 50 dogs per year directly to the public, but is crafted to cover only the largest commercial breeding facilities.”

Press releases by Sen. Durbin, Rep. Farr and other members of Congress echo those claims.

Here is what the legislation actually says, in sections defining a dealer and who is exempt from licensure as a dealer.

A person or kennel owner who “does not breed or raise more than 50 dogs for use as pets during any one-year period” and who sells dogs or puppies “directly to the public for use as a pet” is exempt from licensure and regulation as a dealer. Any dog is defined by the Act as a pet, regardless of its use or purpose. Thus, a person who meets that definition does not require a federal license.

The words “breed or raise” are an obvious and deliberate attempt to snare many kennel and dog owners in federal regulations, including many kennels that do not breed at all. The language is very ambiguous and could be interpreted to include virtually anyone who has a lot of dogs.

The term “raise” is not defined in the legislation, but is generally interpreted to mean a person who keeps, cares for, houses or owns a dog or dogs.

Most professional trainers and handlers of field trial, show, obedience or performance dogs would have more than 50 dogs in their kennels over the course of a year. In fact, many trainers and handlers who employ helpers would have more than 50 dogs at any given time, and most do not breed at all.

A boarding kennel, dog daycare service, hound hunt club, hunting plantation or circus could be included under a definition that they “raise” more than 50 dogs per year. Even many private field trialers and show dog people would have more than 50 dogs a year in their kennels, as they often keep most of the puppies they produce to evaluate. For field trial dogs, for example, it often takes two or three years of working with a young dog to determine if it is worthy to use for competition or breeding.

A favorite tactic of HSUS is to deliberately use ambiguity in model legislation in order to entrap as many kennels and dogs in the law as possible, going far beyond the stated purpose. If HSUS and its elected cronies had wanted to be honest, the legislation simply would say that it excludes anyone who sells fewer than 50 puppies a year.

It is obvious that truth is not their highest priority.
The HSUS propaganda mill for this legislation continues to attack people who use the Internet to sell dogs or puppies. It attempts to link Internet sales with sick puppies and shoddy “puppy mills.”
In fact, almost all of America’s finest kennels in every breed have a presence on the Internet. Most have websites, and many run online advertisements to sell individual dogs and litters of puppies.
If anything, a good case could be made that it is almost impossible to buy a high quality puppy from a kennel that does not make use of the Internet. The Internet simply is a reality of modern life, and a reported 80-percent of American households use it.
This smear campaign is simply another attempt by HSUS to tar dog breeders with the broadest possible brush. At best, it shows complete ignorance of the real world of dogs. At worst, it shows a vicious attempt to defame honest and conscientious people who raise dogs.
HSUS is not an animal welfare organization. It has nothing to do with local humane societies. Instead, it is a political action and lobbying arm of the radical animal rights movement that continually pushes for tighter restrictions on animal ownership, with each piece of legislation making a step toward its ultimate goal, which is the total elimination of animal ownership in America.
Another section of the legislation requires all dogs kept in federally licensed kennels an hour of exercise a day, divided into at least two separate periods. Dogs would be removed from their primary enclosures and allowed to walk for these exercise periods.
The final section of the legislation specifically allows states to adopt more stringent standards.
While a member of the California Assembly, Farr also authored legislation to severely regulate dog breeding.
Co-sponsors of PUPS in the Senate are Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA], Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO], and Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]. House co-sponsors are Reps. Judy Biggert (IL), Lois Capps (CA), Terry Everett (AL), Barney Frank (MA), Elton Gallegly (CA), Jim Gerlach (PA), Patrick Kennedy (RI), Mark Steven Kirk (IL), Daniel Lipinski (IL), Betty McCollum (MN), Thaddeus McCotter (MI), James McGovern (MA), Dennis Moore (KS), James Moran (VA), Patrick J. Murphy (PA), Jerrold Nadler (NY) and Janice Schakowsky (IL).
The American Sporting Dog Alliance is urging all dog and kennel owners to immediately contact their congressman and senator and ask them to vigorously oppose this legislation.
Here is a link for contact information for senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
Here is a link to contact information for the House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml.
The American Sporting Dog Alliance represents owners, breeders and professionals who work with breeds of dogs that are used for hunting. We welcome people who work with other breeds, too, as legislative issues affect all of us. We are a grassroots movement working to protect the rights of dog owners, and to assure that the traditional relationships between dogs and humans maintains its rightful place in American society and life.
The American Sporting Dog Alliance also needs your help so that we can continue to work to protect the rights of dog owners. Your membership, participation and support are truly essential to the success of our mission. We are funded solely by the donations of our members, and maintain strict independence.
Please visit us on the web at http://www.americansportingdogalliance.org. Our email is asda@csonline.net. Complete directions to join by mail or online are found at the bottom left of each page.
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