Welcome to the new homepage of Dragonpatch Cardigans. Owned by David and Deborah Anthony of Girard, Pennsylvania, Dragonpatch Kennels, which is registered with the AKC, has been showing and breeding Cardigan Welsh Corgis for over three decades. Both David and Deborah are approved AKC dog show judges of all herding breeds. Best in Show, and Junior Showmanship. We invite you to check out the website and learn more about the wonderful breed that David and Deborah have dedicated their lives to. Our motto is “Dragonpatch Cardigans, ROCK ON ALL FOURS”
Well we loaded up the big rig and all the kids and drove 12 hours to Purina Farms in Missouri in mid May. After dodging a Tornado we settled down to business at hand. Deborah is newly elected on the Board of the National Club and David is helping with the Judges Education Committee. We got to see lots of old friends, but more importantly we got to see many great dogs. The quality is amazing and it makes you think about your own stock and the future of your breedings. Several Dragonpatch kids made it to the ribbons, like Boomer and Cracker. We are always proud of our kids as they represent our love of the breed. We didn’t come home with any really big wins, but we did learn a lot and hopefully we can apply those lessons and make the Dragonpatch a top competitor in the future. This summer we hope to see new kids to carry on the tradition.
Our little seven month old girl from the repeat Jolie/Boomer litter made her self well known at the 2014 CWCCWR specialty. This is the second largest gathering of Cardigans in the world and we did VERY well. Sparky pictured above was Reserve Winners Bitch on the first day with a breeder judge, Best of Winners for a 4 point major the next day under a breeder judge, and Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex over a number of top winning Champions. To be honest and humbled, on the last day she won her class and went no farther. It just proves the old dog show saying “one day in the Penthouse the next in the basement”, but that’s what keeps it fun. More on Sparky and her winning siblings in the up and coming Stars of the Dragonpatch section.
photos courtesy of Jessica Viera, Grandeur Show Dog Photography
The Dragonpatch is proud to announce the birth of 8 beautiful pups from our top girl Jolie. The sire is the handsome and ever so popular Boomer. Both are Best In Specialty winners of the big Western Reserve show, (only siblings to date to do so) and multiple group winners. Both are Grand Champions and Boomer is even a Gold level Grand Champion. This repeat breeding is looking great, as the first one produced three Champion boys by 18 months of age, one is already a Grand Champion, (Cracker) and he and his brother Mason are headed to the Garden in NYC in 2014.
Let’s not forget Uncle Foster in Europe who won Best of Breed at the World Dog show three years in a row. Quite a record for sure. We love the New Zealand lines and feel fortunate to have these closely line bred pups to add to our success and love of this breed. Contact us NOW if interested as they will be spoken for VERY soon. Please fill out a question found on this site to be considered. Pics coming soon.
Five girls, YES we said five and three handsome boys. Brindle, Black Brindle and Black and White. Lots of bone and we love it.
Dragonpatch “IT ROCKS ON ALL FOURS”
Wow, what a great day the 2013 Dragonpatch Reunion was. Go to the history link above and click REUNION to see more wonderful pictures. We have an awesome family, all brought together by these fantastic dogs.
A Family Portrait
This photo was taken August 2013 at the Big Canfield Ohio AKC all-breed dog show. This shows Jolie and Boomer with their three Champion Boys Schooner, Mason and Cracker. All three finished before the age of 18 months and Cracker is already a Grand Champion. This was a proud moment for the Dragonpatch. We thank Kathi of Rocky Ridge Kennels for taking Boomer to heights we never thought possible and of course professional handler Tim Zietz for showing both Jolie and Boomer to top ten rankings. Now our future depends on the Holly Huff the owner of Mason and LuAnn Kennedy owner of Cracker to continue the winning ways of the Dragonpatch and to the keep tradition of ROCKING ON ALL FOURS alive and well.