September 24, 2011 - BISS Ch. Linincorgi Northwynd Everlasting "Sprite" wins the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See Sprite's page
An Introduction to Linincorgi
I grew up on a small hobby farm in Central Wisconsin in the United States, on which my family raised and showed American Quarter Horses for over 25 years. Animals in general have always been very special to me for their devotion and unconditional love.
In 1983, I began the process of researching a breed of dog that I felt molded well with my personality and lifestyle. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi stood out immediately, because of their beauty, intelligence, willingness to please, and their bigger than life attitude. After choosing the Pembroke and then waiting and waiting which seemed like an eternity for my first to join my family, Busy B's Echo of Dammy (Buster) came into our lives in 1990. Together we learned all about showing, grooming, and met wonderful new friends. Buster had me hooked completely. Unfortunately, Buster did not pass OFA and was neutered and lived out his life adored by my mother and father until the age of 14½. Never an AKC champion, but always a "Champion" to us!!
I then acquired my 2nd corgi, this time a bitch, Busy B’s Red Hot Chili, a natural bobtail. Bobby finished her championship, passed her health clearances and produced a litter in 1996. Thus, "Linincorgi" was born. I truly believe that breeding must be for health and temperament first, and with no compromises to the standard of this breed. Bobby was the light of our lives. The Corgi Queen here at Linincorgi and rightfully so.
In 1998, a 10 week old puppy joined our family, Am. Can. Ch. Sandyshire's Sunny Delight, ROM. “Sunny” thrilled us when he won Reserve Winners Dog at the 2000 PWCCA American National Specialty and then finished his championship in October of that same year going Winners Dog at the Lakeshore PWC Specialty. Sunny then went on to sire my first homebred champion, Ch. Linincorgi's Zest for Life, in addition to many other champions of record with very limited use, earning his ROM in 2005. Most people say they have a foundation bitch, Linincorgi has a foundation sire. Sunny is my heart dog if you can’t already tell. His name fits him, he is the epitome of a wonderful corgi temperament, and he has only furthered my addiction to this breed. Sunny took a break from the show ring to just be my beloved; I decided to wait to bring him back out until he was a veteran. In 2006 at the Lakeshore PWCC Specialty, with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I stepped back into the ring with my Sunny and he won Best of Opposite Sex at the 2006 Lakeshore Specialty Show.
I have finished many Pembroke’s during my time in the breed. One of these very special Champions is Ch. Samantha's Brocade, who I co-own with Fern Darmody. "Katy” is a beautiful Sunny Delight daughter. All of Katy's points were earned at Specialties and supported entries under well-respected breeder judges.
Ch. Northwynd's Genesis, Genny is a 3rd generation Linincorgi bred bitch with her share of wins. Some of which are Winners Bitch at the 2005 Gaitway PWC of Greater St. Louis Specialty, several RWB at Specialties, Selections of Merit, and BOS at the 2006 Gaitway PWC of Greater St. Louis Specialty.
Genny has a younger full sister who has taken the corgi world by storm. Her name is MBISS Ch. Linincorgi Northwynd Everlasting. I have only shown Sprite at specialties. She won Winners Bitch at a year of age at the 2006 Lakeshore PWCC Specialty, and she attained the Best In Sweepstakes award at the 2006 PWCCA National Specialty, which took my breath away. In 2007 Sprite earned her most prestigious award from the PWCCA, the Top Pembroke Welsh Corgi of the Year - Specialty Show Best of Breed Wins. Breeding a bitch of this quality has been the thrill of a breeder’s lifetime. I couldn’t be more proud and excited to continue with this beautiful girl’s show career. Click on her name button on the left to view Sprite's page.
I have held various positions and am an active member of the Lakeshore Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club and previously held the office of Recording Secretary for many years and currently as the Vice President, in addition to being on the Board of Directors. I am a member in good standing of the PWCCA, a member of the PWCCA ROM/ROMX Committee, a member of the Gaitway PWCC, and also a member of The Welsh Corgi League.
I have judged the Indianhead Kennel Club All-Breed Sanctioned Puppy Match (Herding breeds), and have ring stewarded for the Indianhead KC, Paper Cities KC, and the Wisconsin Rapids KC. In 2006 I judged the Lakeshore PWCC AKC Sanctioned Puppy Match and was the Show Chairman for the 2007 Lakeshore PWCC Specialty. I have accepted with honor the sweepstakes judging assignment for, the North Texas PWC Fanciers in 2010, the Canadian National Specialty in 2010, Potomac in 2011, Golden Gate in 2011, and Southern California in 2012.
I have attended and exhibited at many Specialties in Canada and the U.S. including the National Specialties. Even when I have not had an exhibit I have attended many U.S. Nationals to watch and learn. I feel further education is very important. I look forward to continuing to show, breed, pursue my judging license and respectfully be part of this breed that has become my life’s passion.
While I speak mainly about showing and the dogs, I also have a wonderful husband who adores the dogs and puts up with my show career. Thank you Don for all these years of support and encouragement.
Don and Yolanda Lininger Located in Beautiful Central Wisconsin
Phone: 715-325-6661 Please call between 6:00pm and 9:00pm Monday through Friday. Weekends not before 10:00am CST and no later then 9:00pm. If you are calling long distance in regard to an adoption of a puppy, and I have not returned your call, please try back, or try email.