Gloria Graham and Anne Gunn introduced this annual herding trophy in 2007 with the objective of encouraging herding in the Canadian Cardigan Corgi Club. The trophy is named after Gloria’s Airlie Denbigh Déjà vu (Pearl) who in 2010 became the first Cardigan to win an Advanced Title in the Canadian Kennel Club Arena Sheep. An engraving of Pearl is featured on the trophy.
The annual award is based on the average of the best three percentage qualifying scores for the calendar year. The scores can be from any of five herding venues: CKC, AHBA (American Herding Breed Association), and ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America). AHBA and ASCA host trials both in Canada and the USA. The Canadian All-breed herding championship is also an eligible trial. AKC is included because herding trials are not readily available to all CCCC members. The scores can be from cattle, sheep or ducks and from any level and type of herding trial (arena, stock dog, herding trial dog, herding ranch dog, large flock and herding trial arena dog.
The trophy has been awarded to:
- 2008 Gloria Graham and Pearl (Airlie Denbigh Déjà vu )
- 2009 Anne Gunn and Beka (Finnshavn Willow FlatsTuktu)
- 2010 Anne Gunn and Beka (Finnshavn Willow FlatsTuktu)
- 2011 Anne Gunn and Jake (Welgem’s Black Opal)
- 2012 Anne Gunn and Beka (Finnshavn Willow FlatsTuktu)
- 2013 Lore Bruder and Daisy-May (CH East Dawn Victory Ridge)
- 2014 Lore Bruder and Remi (CH Bluetrix Remington Ranch Hand)
- 2015 Lore Bruder and Daisy-May (CH East Dawn Victory Ridge)
- 2016 CH Bluetrix Remington Ranch Hand RA CGN SDAs HAs
- 2017: Lore Bruder and Daisy-May (Ch. East Dawn Victory Ridge, CGN, RAE, HSD, HAS, SDAS, CD)
The following rules must be complied with to be eligible for the Pearl Trophy:
- All applications for awards must be in writing – email is acceptable.
- All applications must be sent to the CCCC Trophy and Awards Committee.
- All applications must be postmarked no later than December 31 of the year that the scores were obtained.
- Each dog must have a separate application.
- The applicant must provide copies of official score sheets. The original score (for example 90/120) must be provided as well as the percentage and exact details of the date, the type of trial, level, stock and judges.
- If a score sheet is not provided, the applicant should notify the CCCC Trophy and Awards Committee to find a reasonable substitute.
Send your entry to:
12295 Strader Road
Williamsburg, Ontario K0C 2H0