"Spencer" was a Wendy son who started in the show ring in the Fall of 2009 at 14 months of age.  He finished his AKC championship quickly with one 3-point and two 4-point majors all at the Ohio Valley Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club supported-entry shows in one weekend.  

Under the skillful handing of Frank Murphy and backing/co-ownership of Kiki Courtelis and Linda Dossett, 2011 ended with Spencer being the No. 7 Herding Dog,  the No. 1 Pembroke Welsh Corgi in Breed Points, and No. 2 in All-Breed Points with 31 Herding Group One and 6 Best In Show wins.  

In 2012, Spencer won 6 more Bests In Show, and 2 Reserve Bests In Show, finishing the year as the No. 1 Male Pembroke Welsh Corgi and No. 2 Pembroke Welsh Corgi  in Breed/All Breed points, and the No. 8 Herding Dog All Systems.  He was Best of Opposite Sex at the Eukanuba National Championship in 2011 and Best of Opposite Sex at Westminster in 2012, as well as the first Pembroke to achieve Gold Grand Championship status with a total of 738 points.  His two-year total of 75 Herding Group Ones, 12 Bests In Show and 2 Reserve Bests In Show wins makes him Dalarno's Number One conformation dog of all time....many, many thanks to Kiki Courtelis and Frank Murphy for making this possible and Linda for letting him leave home for two-plus years.

Spencer came home to Virginia after his show career to be with Linda and Mitch.  He lived the good life as a beloved family member until he passed in January 2023.  He had numerous litters on the ground which included three AKC Champions!  

 MBIS MRBIS Gold GCH Dalarno Nite Song At Morningstar
Ch. Gaylord's Poitier x Dalarno Starry Nite

Puppy Spencer
Learning to stand on the table.
BOW, BOS for First Point, Breeder Judge Pat Hess.
First Group Placement from the classes, Judge Donovan Thompson, handled by co-breeder Anna Wyatt.
WD, BOW at Ohio Valley PWCC Supported Entry for the first major -  4 points!  Judge Mary Gretchen Belloff
First Dog News Cover, January 2011
Florida Circuit January 2011.
First Group 1 win, Judge Pete Dawkins.
Group 1, Judge Houston Clark, Charleston
Group 1, Judge Carl Gene Liepmann, Atlanta Kennel Club.
Table exam during Best In Show, Judge Virginia Lyne.
BIS #1, Judge Virginia Lyne, Atlanta Kennel Club.
Dog News Advertisement for first BIS.
BIS #2, Judge James Reynolds, Montgomery Kennel Club. Dog News Advertisement
BIS #3, Judge Lowell K. Davis, Macon Kennel Club.
BIS #4, Judge Faye Strauss, Ann Arbor Kennel Club.
Dog News Cover, July 2011
Group 1, Judge Christina Hubbell, Monroe Kennel Club
BIS #5, Judge Glenda P. Dawkins, Augusta Kennel Club
BIS #6, Judge Nicola Imbimbo, Newnan Kennel Club
Group 1, Judge Donna Buxton, Savannah Kennel Club
Dog News Eukanuba National Championship Issue, December 2011
BOB, Breeder Judge Gareth Morgan-Jones, Space Coast Kennel Club, Eukanuba week.
Group 1, Judge Arlene Benko, Charleston Kennel Club
BIS #7, Judge Patricia Trotter, Charleston Kennel Club
Group 1, Judge Charles Trotter, Charleston Kennel Club
Group 1, Judge Christina Hubbell, Sawnee Mountain Kennel Club of Georgia
Table exam by Judge Joy Brewster, Westminster Kennel Club 2012.
Judge Joy Brewster giving her final look.  Westminster Kennel Club 2021.
BOS, Judge Joy Brewster, Westminster Kennel Club 2012.
Group 1, Judge Tom Hale, Piedmont Kennel Club 2012
Dog News Cover, March 2012
Dog News AD, April 2012
Dog News Ad, April 2012
Group 1, Judge Michele Billings, Magic Valley Kennel Club, April 2012
BIS #8, Judge Jean Fournier, Greater Kingsport Kennel Club 2012
BIS #9, Judge Jerry Watson, Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association, June 2012.
BIS #10, Judge Carol White-Moser, Wallkill Kennel Club, June 2012
BIS #11, Judge Betty-Anne Stenmark, Green Mountain Dog Club, July 2012
BIS #12, Judge James White, Augusta Kennel Club, October 2012.
Photo Gallery of Spencer's Show Highlights:
July 2008 - January 2023