Welcome To The Dragonpatch

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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”

Deb and the Kids

Deborah and the kids on a beautiful fall day in Cumberland Maryland

Yes the Dragonpatch does have its very own DRAGON!!!!!!!!

Yes the Dragonpatch does have its very own DRAGON!!!!!!!!

Puppies Off to Their New Homes

Yes, after more than three years we were blessed with a gorgeous litter of eight puppies. The doting mother is Ch Dragonpatch The Powers That Be, or Sparky as we love to call her, and the proud papa is the ever so handsome Ch XIV Karat Playing It Cool at Aubrey or Miles as he is known.

In this litter were to mismarks that have white surrounding the eye.  Both of these beautiful girls will living at the Violet Barn,    https://www.violetbarn.com.   Just the thought of seeing these two awesome kids greeting visitors brings joy to our hearts. Check out the Violet Barn and stop in to see the kids. Check out this GREAT photo of the kids and their new parents Ralph and Olive. Mei Mei on the left and Pooka on the right. JUST ADORABLE

Pooka & Mei Mei

The remaining pups will all be going to show homes, well one is and the other four will be staying at the Patch.  We have VERY high hopes for these kids. We hope to set the show world on fire with these Dragonpatch super stars.

The last little girl who in is now affectionately referred to as Betsy, lives in North Carolina with Brittany and Brenden. To be honest, how could you not love that face. She is smart as we whip an will be ruling the house in no time we are sure. Gotta love her.  I think she is saying in this picture, ” hey your looking at nothing but AWESOME here”

 

Betsy

 

Just you wait and see.

Who is Happier?

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Here is Elaine and Jake. This photo captures what owning a Dragonpatch dog is all about. Unconditional love from everyone.

Cardigan National Specialty 2016

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Boomer winning third in the Veterans Class with best buddy Philip on the lead

 

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.

 

Western Reserve Specialty was ROCKED by the Patch

Dragonpatch The Powers That Be

Dragonpatch The Powers That Be

Here is our baby girl winning Best of Opposite Sex over some of the top specials in the Country. This was a FIVE point Major win for her.

Here is our baby girl winning Best of Opposite Sex over some of the top specials in the Country. This was a FIVE point Major win for her.

A big win under Breeder Judge Leah James  2014 Regional Specialty in Oberlin, Ohio.

A big win under Breeder Judge Leah James 2014 Regional Specialty in Oberlin, Ohio.

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Winning RWB under Breeder Judge Emily Fish. From the puppy class to boot.

Winning RWB under Breeder Judge Emily Fish. From the puppy class to boot.

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.

Cracker made us proud on the last day of the Regional show by taking BOS. Shown with Handler Christie and owner LuAnn. They make a GREAT TEAM.

Cracker made us proud on the last day of the Regional show by taking BOS. Shown with Handler Christie and owner LuAnn. They make a GREAT TEAM.