Posts with tag Corky Vroom

Fancy That: Memorial Weekend in Washington State

The Memorial Day holiday inspired many dog shows all over the United States, and most clusters are still going strong today. There are Monday shows in Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Northern and Southern California. In Washington state, however, folks attending the Spokane Kennel Club’s Saturday and Sunday… read more


Are You a ‘Groupie’?

When I first began going to dog shows in the early 1980s, I’d spend some of my weekends with friends who’d get together to build majors in our rare breed. Just about the only place to find a major in Irish Water Spaniels – then as now – was to go Winners at a specialty… read more


Fancy That: No Limit For ‘Sky’ at KC of Palm Springs

We reported yesterday on the winners around the country, but in particular at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs, which will no doubt be among the biggest shows of 2013 with more than 3,400 dogs entered both days. The Sunday results were just as interesting as those on Saturday. Toy was the first Group judged,… read more

Wood Wornall enjoys a carefree moment with family and friends before Group judging at the 2012 Montgomery County Kennel Club show in Blue Bell, Pa.: From left are Christian Rangel, Jenny Rangel, Wood, Suzie Schafer and Andrew Peel. Photo by Kayla Bertagnolli.

Say Hello to Wood Wornall

The list of champions that professional handler Wood Wornall has piloted to record-breaking wins includes some of the most notable names of the late 20th century. ‘Snooty,’ ‘Billy’ and ‘Mick’ are just three of the names that he helped make famous throughout his 42-year career in dogs. Wood’s resume consists of hundreds of Best in… read more

Bouvier des Flandres Ch. Galbraith’s Iron Eyes was Group First at Westminster 1992 under judge Lou Harris, handled by Corky Vroom. Photo by John Ashbey.

Fancy That: Honor Triumphs in Iowa

The Mason City Kennel Club hosted back-to-back shows this past weekend in the Iowa city bearing its name. Judges Carol White-Moser and Houston Clark selected as their Best in Show winner both days the Bichon Frise, GCh. Vogelflight’s Honor to Pillowtalk. I wrote about his sire, Am. Eng. Ch. PaRay’s I Told You So, recently… read more