The WKC Effect
I always find it interesting the effect the Westminster Kennel Club has on a breed’s audience. PJ’s brother Harvey won the breed at the Garden on Monday and traffic on the blog site increased beyond it’s normal everyday audience. There were 20+ hits as a direct result of people searching for information on Harvey, his pedigree, his Breeder Marian Mizelle and his kennel name Mariel Cardigans. I remember when the lovely GSP, Ch Kan-Point’s VJK Autumn Roses won BIS at the Garden in 2005 (pre blog days) my little Solstice website counter went nuts. Windy was her 1/2 sister and I got tons of emails afterwards for people looking for GSP puppies. I’m betting the Scottie breeders are experiencing much the same today.
So my advise to the searchers, enjoy your reseach but keep at it. Not every breed is right for every home. Just because you are attracted to a breed doesn’t mean it is the right match for you. As a child I begged for a Scottie, I loved them and had a stuffed black one that I toted around forever but knowing what I know about Scotties and the Terrier group in general, I know they were not the right breed of dog for our family. Maybe they are for yours but make sure and don’t just fall for a cute face.
If that cute face you fell in love with at the Garden belongs to a Cardigan Welsh Corgi I’d be happy to talk to you about the pros and cons of the breed and see if the face you love fits your families lifestyle.
Congratulations to all the WKC winners and losers, making it to dogdoms superbowl is a honor in itself, you all ROCK!