“WHAT LIES BENEATH ... " - What everyone should know about skeletal and muscular structure, soundness and function.”
Presented by Bill Shelton, Coventry PWC.


Friday, September 28, 2018
Roberts Conference Centre - Room TBA

  • 7:30 PM
  • Offering a selection of coffee, tea and desserts to those attending.

Cost:  $15.00 per guest; pre-registration required on RSVP page.


Have you ever wondered what exactly a judge was feeling for when they examine your Conformation corgi?  Have you ever thought what makes a corgi stay sound through years of training for performance? How can you better train yourself to identify sound structure and type for what YOU want in a corgi? Well this is the seminar for you!

This educational opportunity will incorporate both a visual presentation (lecture) segment and a demonstration ( hands on) segment. Space will be limited so sign up early!

Bill has been an enthusiast of all things associated with canines since a young boy. This infatuation led him early on to the sport of purebred dogs, and the ideal of creating a happier, healthier dog , bred for a specific type and purpose.

His interest has never been a casual one. Bill writes for a variety of dog publications today including Dog News.  He has lectured in many places around the world on a number of topics relating to the preservation of purebred dogs, and the breeders who purposefully breed them. Bill teaches a course on anatomy and examination skills at AKC judges institute and has also presented various lectures on the art and science of creating a family of dogs; for AKC, other kennel clubs and a number of national parent clubs.

As a young boy he exhibited in conformation, and obedience dog events. The training of dogs led him to a relationship and association with Bill Koehler, author, and trainer of the Walt Disney motion picture animals, particularly dogs.

Over the years his interest grew towards the creation of dogs, and the exhibition and evaluation of breeding stock. He was first licensed as a professional AKC dog handler in 1978, where he would enjoy a lively, and successful career for several decades.

This vocation led Bill to the progression of becoming an evaluator of breeding stock. He has had the privilege to judge around the world, at all breeds event,  and numerous specialty shows as well. He’s judged the World dog show, AKC Invitatiinal, Westminster K.C. Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Canada, among others. Bill was honored to be recognized As “Judge of the year” by Dogs in Review, Dog News, at the annual Purina awards in 2016.

The Coventry breeding program, Coventry, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, has been a decades long passion,  and has been recognized not on one occasion,but twice by Dog Review and Dog News.  The Coventry PWC program was recognized at the prestigious annual Purina  awards, as “Breeder of the Year”, and also by the AKC as “Herding Group Breeder of the Year- 2018.”


For more information or questions, please contact Carol Donnelly.

Carol Donnelly, Chair
Needham, MA




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