White Raven Cardigan Welsh Corgis | Cardigan Welsh Corgis and Cardigan Corgi Puppies MA, ME, NH, RI
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

We are dedicated to the unlimited working Cardigan Welsh Corgi:
instinct, health, temperament, drive, and conformation.

Hello! We’re so glad you found us.

White Raven Cardigan Welsh Corgis is not a single breeder. We are a group of friends who believe that together we can do more and better – as good breeders, good owners, and good trainers – than we ever could alone. We value community over competition, and we raise Cardigan Corgis as a family, with a healthy dose of laughter and fun.

We’re a little different from the typical show breeder – we do not breed with the goal of producing “show dogs” and “pets.” We breed Cardigans as a historic working dog who can also succeed in the show ring. Our goal is that every prospect end up in a working (to us this means service dog, therapy dog, herding/farm, tracking, search and rescue, eventual breeding, etc.) home.

If you’re interested in a puppy from us, our best matches tend to be active homes with a plan for your puppy. Our puppies are drivey, active, and energetic, and are rarely happy just warming the couch.

We show and trial our dogs in AKC and UKC in the conformation ring, in herding, in agility, in rally, tracking, nosework, and in other sports. Many of our dogs go on to be full-time service dogs for people with disabilities. Our goal is to produce the “do it all” Cardigan, and to place the right puppy with the right family. We hope you join us.

We have available puppies! Check our Latest News for more information, or download an application packet and get to know us.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island
1) Our goal is a working dog who can also win in the conformation ring, not the other way around.

Working is a much harder job than finishing a championship. It requires a dog who is not only built beautifully but has the stability, drive, and athleticism to work all day, every day. We’re very proud of our AKC and UKC champions, grand champions, group placements, and Best In Shows. But those mean nothing if our dogs can’t work and play during long and healthy lives, and have fun doing whatever they and their owners enjoy. That’s why the successful therapy and service dogs, and our herding, tracking, and other working titles, are the ones we really get charged up about.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island
2) We are evidence-based breeders.

One of the reasons we came together as a group of co-breeders was our shared commitment to breeding based on research and best practices. From our selection of pedigrees to minimize coefficients of inbreeding to our careful enrichment and exercise program for puppies, we try to follow the very best knowledge that’s been given to us.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island
3) We are passionate about socialization, and about the preparation of each puppy to succeed in its new home.

By the time our babies reach eight weeks, they have met at least fifty people, been exposed to multiple species, been herding tested on ducks or geese, and been assessed for temperament and talent by professional trainers.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

The era of the large kennel is over – which is OK. Cardigans are a hard-working, honest, wonderful breed that deserves to live and love in a family situation. But a single family breeder without a kennel and with a limited number of litters each year can rarely make meaningful progress. That’s why we work, play, visit, show, and trial together, always with the goal of leaving the Cardigan Welsh Corgi breed better than we found it. Sarah and Joanna form the core of White Raven Cardigans, but our community of co-owners and co-breeders numbers means that every dog and every litter is raised, trained, and loved in a family environment.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

Sarah Davis

Sarah is a talented owner-handler and does most of our ring training, as well as evaluations for the performance and service work 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.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

Joanna Kimball

Joanna spends her weekends cheering on dogs in the rings, and then welcoming 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, seventeen, does the handling now, and helps to raise puppies and train our service dog prospects.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

The Conspiracy of Ravens

The largest (and we think most important!) part of the White Raven team are our wonderful puppy owners and co-owners. Somehow we keep on thinking of them as puppies, even when their dogs are white-muzzled and stout. Some Conspiracy members co-own dogs with us; others are sole owners of the working and show puppies born here. All are a vital part of the team. From the performance cheerleaders to the therapy dog moms and the training phenoms, every single one of our puppy owners is precious to us. We maintain a very active user group on Facebook, and we band together to help out each other if there is ever a need.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

We can be reached via e-mail at whiteravencardigans@gmail.com. We are local to the New England area, with Cardigan Welsh Corgis in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Thanks so much for your interest, and we hope you find the dog of your dreams!