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”
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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