A white raven is a sign that things are changing - for the better.

White Raven is a collaboration between three Cardigan Welsh Corgi kennels - in Rhode Island, in Maine, and in New Hampshire - and our "Conspiracy of Ravens" around the country and the world. We came together to build on each other's strengths and work together toward our shared goals of excellent Cardigans.

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.

Latest News

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Available Cardigan puppies

June 16th, 2014

These two beautiful babies are looking for wonderful family homes.

Bullfinch is a brindle male who never met a stranger. He’s confident, silly, fast, and fun. He’s going to be a bright …

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Puppy availability for 2014

January 1st, 2014

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 …

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Quinn is a UKC Champion

August 10th, 2013

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 …

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Norton is available

August 10th, 2013

 

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 …

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Porter’s US brood

July 7th, 2013

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 …

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  • "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

Our Dogs

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 (right-click and choose "save link as" or similar) the White Raven fill-in puppy application

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Sunkissed Pecan Valley Friday I’m In Love (major pointed)

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Gus

CH Redbud’s A Day In The Life

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Porter

GCH U-CH Blacksheep Masterpiece Mystery

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Shade

CH Sunkissed Tricks or Treats

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Bella

GCH Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue

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Clue

CH Pecan Valley A Blue Clue (retired)

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Ophelia

Fest Ophelia (imp. Poland)

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Echo

White Raven Kickstart My Heart at Rakkaus (co-owned with and adored by Mindy Lynne).

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Hoover

Ch. All Trade Dr Who

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Bullitt

White Raven Life in the Fast Lane at Ginger Lane (co-owned with and adored by Susan Goetzke) Major pointed!

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Rebel

White Raven Cannonball Run

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Truffle

White Raven That’s Not My Name (major pointed) (retired)

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Sora

White Raven Storm the Sorrows (major pointed)

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Chili

Cardigarden Just a Pinch of Chili (imp. Norway)

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Quinn

U-CH Majestic A Game of Thrones

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Marie

White Raven Radioactive (retired)

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Daisy

Merrymoon Pluperfect Panache (retired)

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Bowen

CH White Raven Bowen Arrow (finished with 3 majors, 3 breeds from the classes, a group placement, and an Award of Merit at Westminster – co-owned with and adored by Brittany Arruda)

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Makai

CH White Raven Samurai Reincarnation (co-owned with and adored by Jannine Salo)

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Ianto

CH U-GRCH Wolfwood Eye Candy RA (retired)

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Ein

CH Pyne-Woode’s Cowboy Bebop (retired)

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Luna

CH Kingscourt Dragon Moon on the Moors

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Eva

CH Notz Breath of Snow and Ashes (retired)

Aria and I graduate.

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Wolfwood Firefly Serenade (retired)

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Juno

Blacksheep She Who Warns

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Moth

Blacksheep Wolfwood Black Swallowtail (co-owned with David Stirling)

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Harper

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.