Calendar boy: photograph by Kevin Devin
“I have to tell you, a lot of people LOVE Dudley. He’s a sweet boy and quite a looker, just as handsome in person as in photographs.”
So says Dudley’s Mom Cheri S., and who are we to argue with that?
Three year-old Dudley puts the wow in bow-WOW, baby!
“Even though he’s quite photogenic, he doesn’t care to have his picture taken. He’d rather be out running! Dudley is a very soft guy, except when he gets out on the course where he takes charge and has a great time! He’s tried several different sports with me.”
“Mr. Dudley had an interesting start with our family. We got him when he was four months old with the intent of training him to do agility. He had an instinct for herding so we started those lessons at seven months in addition to his agility ground work training.”
“Our herding instructor, bless her, was the one who told us we should get his hips checked because she was concerned about the way he ran. Turned out he didn’t have a hip issue but severe elbow dysplasia. He had surgery to correct it at the University of Missouri Vet School when he was eight months old.”
They did a superb job. They told me that if his rehab was handled correctly there was no reason he couldn’t do agility. The rest is history.”
“He LOVES agility. We already had a Pembroke we did agility with when we got Dudley so he used to go to the trials with us before he was old enough to participate. He was FASCINATED!”
“We did get off to a rocky start in agility because Dudley is a soft guy, but now that he’s gained confidence, you can’t stop him! I do run him in Preferred in AKC and take the breed exemption in CPE and NADAC so he jumps 8″ rather than 12″ for my sanity. I tried running him at 12″ once but it made me nuts with worry so I bumped back down to 8″. To watch him run you would never know he ever had an orthopedic issue. We may not be the best team or the fastest team, but we always have a ton of fun!”
“In addition to doing agility, he’s training for tracking, has done some Rally and even tried dock diving. Although with him, it was more of a dock “plunge”.
“Dudley is a goofy boy. He’s all about fun. Plus he’s got multi colored eyes. The part closest to his nose is brown and the part on the outside is blue so it makes him look a little ‘wide eyed’. My husband says Dudley has a perpetual “surprised” look.”
Dudley in his gone fishin’ gear …
… ready to hit the baseball diamond …
… decked out for a hike in the woods …
… taking Mom out for a run …
… comparing ears with the Easter Bunny (Dudley by a whisker!) …
… and just plain showing off his Cardigan good looks.
This handsome ham keeps it Corgi in Kansas City, Missouri.
Gal pal Lainey enjoys Dudley’s company.
Suddenly The Daily Corgi wants — no, needs — to pay a visit to the Show Me State” … so they can SHOW ME the DUDLEY!
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Welcome to The Daily Corgi, Dudley!
You are all that and a bag of peanut butter biscuits.