We began in 1999 with our first show bitch, Trudy from our good friend and mentor Shawn Michael of Lost River in Maryland. In 2001 Pete, a tri color show male came to us from Jane McCormick of Putnam in Pennsylvania. We wanted to incorporate our first two show dogs as our kennel name. Trudy and Pete had one litter resulting in four puppies, two of which, Palmer and Bert, went on to become champions. Trudy's daughter, the only champion from her first litter Kaley, was later bred to Pete also producing only four puppies. Our bitch line has been fluff free and free whelping. Our dog line has not produce monorchids. Our goal is to produce quality corgis from dogs that we enjoy living and compeating with, in limited breedings.
Dewey & Enya @ 12 weeks
We have been active members of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Of The Potomac since 2000. We like to stay involved, as time permits. We do work fulltime. Kathy has previously served on the board, been public education coordinator, specialty trophy chair, and match show chair. Kathy also chaired an eye clinic for the PWCCA at a specialty. Marty has chaired house and grounds for a specialty. We have also fostered rescue dogs for the club. Please visit the PWCCP website for more information.
In 2005 we became interested in Siberian Forest Cats and Tush came to us as a young neutered adult from Vicki McCarroll of Sibirskiy in Louisiana. Marty is allergic to most cats but has had no symptoms living with Tush. Our kitty has been a wonderful puppy sitter and a cherished addition to our family.
We believe it is not possible to produce quality animals without careful planning, dedication, and commitment. We only breed animals of optimum health and temperament with proven pedigrees and health certifications that are shown in conformation. Studs are carefully chosen for our girls. We never breed a litter unless we plan to keep something for our breeding program. Most litters produce pet as well as show quality offspring. If you are looking to add a pet to your home, please do your homework and find a reputable breeder or rescue to work with. Only a reputable breeder will stand behind their puppies and kittens throughout their entire life, welcome them back should they not be a good fit for your family, and be available to you for questions and concerns. It is expensive and time consuming to produce a quality litter. There are no shortcuts. I only keep a small number of dogs in my home so that I can give them the love and attention they deserve. For this reason I often place retired show dogs as pets. It is important that puppies and kittens are raised in a home and handled daily to insure stable stable temperament.
Likewise, it is important that a rescue animal spend time in foster care for evaluation with someone that knows the breed before adoption. Breeders are interested in finding the best homes for pets, not just selling puppies and kittens. Expect a contract that requires spay/neuter for all pet quality animals. Generally good breeders don't advertise. The best avenue to find a reputable breeder is through a breed club. Members adhere to a strict code of ethics and are truly interested in the welfare and preservation of their chosen breed(s). Contrary to what you may hear, well bred animals from reputable breeders DO NOT contribute to "pet overpopulation" or shelter overcrowding. Often we are criticized by the animal rights movement pushing legislative agendas to eliminate well bred pets. Shelter and rescue dogs are bred irresponsibly. Mandatory spay/neuter and differential licensing will only result in more animals being irresponsibly bred, while reputable breeders would be forced to end in-home ethical breeding and fostering. Choosing a pet should NOT be something done for political correctness or an impulse buy, but rather the best, well researched choice for your lifestyle and your entire family. Research the breed and then choose a breeder that makes a lifetime commitment.