Our 2013 litters have been placed – and we are so thrilled with their owners. One of the best things about being breeders is expanding our family with the wonderful puppy buyers we grow to …Read more →
A white raven is a sign that things are changing - for the better.
White Raven is a collaboration between three Cardigan Welsh Corgi kennels: Wolfwood in Rhode Island, Squirrel Ridge in Maine, and Blacksheep in New Hampshire. We came together to build on each other's strengths and work together toward our shared goals of excellent Cardigans.
Sound, stable all-purpose working dogs. That's what we're passionate about. We are striving to build a dog that can walk into a sheep pen, a nursing home, a family room, and the green carpet of Madison Square Garden and succeed at every one.
Quinn (new U-CH Majestic Game of Thrones, GCH Regent’s Midnight Rush x Cohnwee Blue My Mind) finished his UKC Championship today. He’s AKC …Read more →
Due to a change in plans by his prospective family, Norton is available to a pet or service home. He’s a beautiful fluffy tri boy from our Masterpieces litter (GCH Porter x CH …Read more →
Makai, new CH White Raven Samurai Reincarnation, is from our very first litter bred as a partnership. He’s Gus x Juno (Redbud’s A Day In The Life x Blacksheep She Who Warns). He’s …Read more →
We’re very proud to announce seven gorgeous puppies from GCH U-CH Blacksheep Masterpiece Mystery and CH Notz A Breath of Snow and Ashes. The seven puppies are now six weeks old, and the …Read more →
Our GCH U-CH Blacksheep Masterpiece Mystery was bred to Line, NCH Hashfan Linedance Girl, and seven beautiful tri puppies were the result.
For more information and to watch them grow, visit Cardigarden online or on facebook. …Read more →
"Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down."Ray Bradbury
"There are two things for which animals are to be envied: they know nothing of future evils, or of what people say about them."Voltaire
"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud."Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?"Eleanor Porter
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.Martin Luther
“Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.”Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.”John Muir
"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.'Samuel Butler
We work together and with committed co-owners to ensure that we are never over-dogged. At some point in their breeding career, every breeder comes to a crossroads: Do I keep more dogs in order to make progress in my breeding program, or do I keep fewer dogs so I can give each one an ideal "pet" life? By breeding as a team and by involving loving co-own homes, we're doing both. Every dog you see is a house pet, a couch buddy, and a working companion in addition to whatever he or she may have achieved in the show ring. We breed thoughtfully and cautiously, and we rarely announce litters in order to be as choosy as possible about our puppies' new homes.
All breeding partners are tested for the genetic issues prevalent in the breed, and we offer a health warranty on all puppies. Between our three households we expect between two and four litters a year of all colors. We do not announce breedings when they're in the planning stages. This is another aspect of breeding we do a little differently - it's because we've found that we are much happier when we can get to know prospective owners privately and not drown in a flood of applications when puppies are announced. If you'd like to know when we expect puppies and the prospective pedigrees, contact us or download and fill out a puppy application.
We prefer to place most puppies in service dog, performance, or pet homes. We are most interested in a lifelong commitment to the puppy, not in what kind of house or car you have. We co-own one or two outstanding show or breeding prospects per litter in order to make sure each of our dogs has the loving attention of a personal home; if you are interested in an arrangement of that kind please let us know.
We do not avoid fluffs or fluff carriers as breeding prospects, and we will breed an outstanding mismark as well, so we often have some very interesting hair and loud colors in our litters.
We know that every day, it seems, the news features a breeder who has, often without intending to, gotten in over her head and welfare has suffered, even as puppy buyers were receiving what they thought were well-cared-for puppies. We promise to never conceal anything from you. We have monthly meet-and-greets at our homes and we invite you to see all our dogs - the retirees as well as the puppies. We hope you take as much joy in our dogs and puppies as we do.
For more information or to be placed on a waiting list, please contact us or download the White Raven fill-in puppy application
Sunkissed Pecan Valley Friday I’m In Love (major pointed)
CH Redbud’s A Day In The Life
GCH U-CH Blacksheep Masterpiece Mystery
CH Sunkissed Tricks or Treats
GCH Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue
CH Pecan Valley A Blue Clue (retired)
Fest Ophelia (imp. Poland)
White Raven Kickstart My Heart at Rakkaus (co-owned with and adored by Mindy Lynne).
Ch. All Trade Dr Who
White Raven Life in the Fast Lane at Ginger Lane (co-owned with and adored by Susan Goetzke)
White Raven Cannonball Run
White Raven That’s Not My Name (major pointed)
White Raven Storm the Sorrows (major pointed)
Cardigarden Just a Pinch of Chili (imp. Norway)
U-CH Majestic A Game of Thrones
White Raven Radioactive
Merrymoon Pluperfect Panache (retired)
CH White Raven Bowen Arrow (finished with 3 majors, 3 breeds from the classes, and a group placement – co-owned with and adored by Brittany Arruda)
CH White Raven Samurai Reincarnation (co-owned with and adored by Jannine Salo)
CH U-GRCH Wolfwood Eye Candy RA
CH Pyne-Woode’s Cowboy Bebop
CH Kingscourt Dragon Moon on the Moors
CH Notz Breath of Snow and Ashes (retired)
Wolfwood Firefly Serenade
Blacksheep She Who Warns
Blacksheep Wolfwood Black Swallowtail (co-owned with David Stirling)
Blacksheep Dove in the Window (retired; co-owned with David Stirling)
This is White Raven
Our breeding philosophy is a bit different. We commit to "first, do no harm," either to dogs or to their owners. So our goals in terms of type and show ring success must always bow to temperament, longevity, general health, a good mind, and talent. Some of the dogs we consider most crucial to our breeding program have never set foot in the ring. We are dedicated to breeding to the standard, but the truth is that every breeder sells their failures. We want to be so thoroughly invested in temperament, soundness, and talent that our failures are in cosmetics or the extremes of type, never in what makes the Cardigan a wonderful working companion. That is why we so rarely sell show prospects and why we're happiest with our performance successes.
Together, we represent more than eighty years of experience with dogs. That allows us to keep each other accountable, push for good priorities, and never leave any dog without attention and socialization. Puppies and adults move through our homes on a monthly basis, so all the dogs experience a wide range of ages, abilities, limitations, and so on. We are proud of our bomb-proof, happy puppies and adaptable adults.
Boss Lady of the Ring
When a dog is ready to take on the big guys, Addy is our strategist and a driving force behind our success. She has been in dogs for more than fifty years, and our specials and vacationing girls live with her and her wonderful husband.
Trainer, Handler, Breeder
Sarah is a talented owner-handler and does most of our ring training, as well as evaluations for the performance that is so dear to our hearts. A vet tech as well as a service dog partner with Ianto, Sarah is who we look to for making the best decisions about the destiny of each dog. All White Raven puppies cycle through her house for training and performance foundation work, and she handles most of our dogs.
Oh, and she does a bit of photography too. After showing for years, Joanna is thrilled to pieces to NOT have to handle anymore. She’s happy to cheer on the dogs in the ring, and then welcome them back to a busy kid-filled house where they can be family dogs. She can tube-feed a puppy in three seconds flat, while burping another one on her shoulder and updating Facebook with two fingers. Her daughter Honour is a service dog partner with Rory, a Gus-Juno daughter