Rowdy was a once in a lifetime dog. As the owner/breeder/handler, I finished his Championship in a whirlwind weekend, taking Best of Breed out of the classes for a 5 point major and a 4 point major. In the Group he received a Grp 2 and a Grp 4. It was that weekend that he caught the attention of professional handler Frank Murphy.
Frank and Rowdy became a team to be reckoned with. Quickly climbing to the Number One position in Breed, Rowdy continued to hold that position throughout 2006.
This kind of success takes a lot of devotion and love. That is when we decided to make this a joint effort. Frank introduced Rowdy and myself to a person who would soon become a dear friend and confidant. Kiki Courtelis is not only Rowdy's Co-owner but one of his best friends. Taking time out of her busy schedule, Kiki went to every show she could manage and cheered him on to his many wins. Without her devotion and support this dream could not have been possible.
Thank you Kiki and Frank for all you have done!
Rowdy was shown exclusively by Frank Murphy and Randa Glenn for 2006 and 2007. In 2008 Rowdy came home to Triple H. At that time I decided to Special him myself as the Owner/Breeder/Handler. We had a great year and now Rowdy is gearing up to show that he not only has beauty but also brains. Watch for us in the performance ring soon.
Rowdy was Number One Pembroke Welsh Corgi in Breed and All Breed standings for 2006.
Best of Breed at the 2007 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
First Award of Merit at the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Owner/Breeder/Handled
AKC Eukanuba Best of Breed 2006 and 2007, Group 3 in 2007
AKC Eukanuba Best of Opposite 2008 Owner/Breeder/Handled
2008 Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Best Of Breed
2008 Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Of The Rockies Best of Breed
2011 Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Best Opp in Veteran Sweepstakes
He passed on his winning ways to his offspring. With very limited breeding he has 15 Champions.
Rowdy will be missed by many but he will always be a here in my heart and in his kids and grand kids. Sleep softly sweet boy until we meet again!