We live in a rural setting
in SW Minnesota. Our 5 children were raise with several
different kinds of pets. Animals have always been part of
our family. These beloved pets have made our
lives more complete. Our Cardigans are family pets,
they live in our home under foot. The dogs
love the country and they have allot of area to run
My love of animals runs several generations deep, my great grandfather was a vet. As a child, my constant companions
were a Lab - Irish Setter cross and a English
Shepherd. Growing up in Mpls St. Paul area most
of my life, but weekend were spent on my Grandparents farm with
cows, horses, and chicken ect. At the ripe age of
17 my parents moved to rural northern MN, where I graduated
from high school. I
have never moved back to the city life. I love the
rural area and freedom of wide open spaces.
We had always had dogs, cats,
chickens, horses, and a couple calves in our menagerie
of pets as the kid were growing. Chows, came in1986,
what started me in the dog show world. Petey,
the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, introduced us to Corgis in 1989 and it has
never been the same. Petunia, my first Cardigan, came into
our lives in 1995 from Davenitch and Connie Whan.
In all the years of experience of
Chows and then Pembrokes I learned allot from both good
and bad experiences. This is where my ethics for
breeding dogs have comes from, and the old say "Do unto
others as you would want done to you."
This is very important to me, I have lived with dogs with
hip dysplasia and grumpy temperaments.
health are very important in any breeding program, but to me,
Temperament is at the top. Living
with a dog with a unsuitable temperament is not something I
would wish a upon anyone. I have dealt with a corgi that
has questionable temperament issues and it isn't easy for
the humans or other dogs in you household.
I do not breed
to supply a market, but to improve the quality and
health of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi for the next generation.
Cardigans have the heart and the
ability to do anything that you ask. They do many things
well from agility to search and rescue. This little
dog, has the heart of a German Shepherd, the temperament
of a Collie and the drive of a bull. They are a long lived
breed, 12-15 plus years. They are an all around dog, that thinks
it is a giant at heart, but comes in a compact small package.
This is not a dog
I will gladly give,
I will answer all
questions you may have about Cardigans, mine or someone
I am member of :
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America
Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue
North Star Herding Group Club