Committed to the improvement of the breed by breeding for health, temperament and better structure in dogs that have the ability to herd.

Monday, March 30, 2015

just excited

some new photos. First photo is Cora. I just keep falling more in love with her each week..

And there is the handsome Olaf sitting, and moving. I love his type He oozes it. I can't get enough.

And here is Monroe. He is Ebonwald's Having a Hay Day. His sire is GCH Toreth Sunshine There Be Dragons and dam is Ebonwalds Brace For Impact at Toshay (major pointed). He is DM clear by parents (both parents tested normal/clear)

Monroe is currently hanging out with me in Iowa, but I would consider placing him in a show home with breeding rights. If you're interested please message me at ebonwald at gmail dot com.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Up and Comers

So these are my 'keepers' from the Tiger x Ballantyne litter, born 11/14/14. 

The first black brindle girl is Cora. (Formerly Helga). From birth she was the 'one' who I was drawn to. I am glad to see that others also appreciate her type and quality.

 The next girl is Ingrid. She was to go to another show home and they decided to go a different direction. I am so glad they did, as her quality and type are just exquisite! I am so excited to watch he grow as well. Different than her sister, above, but all the same refinement, bone, angles as Cora, and just as beautiful of head and expression.


Their handsome brother Olaf is below. He caught my eye as a youngster and I prayed that others would see his quality. The depth of quality in the litter was apparent (even with the fluffs!) and his soft eye and expression is exactly what I think of, when I think of a Cardigan. 



This girl is NOT a littermate to the brindles above. She is KiaLoa (formerly Gia) who is out of the Captain x Ballantyne litter born 8/14/13. She was DNA tested to be homozygous black, and homozygous 'wolf agouti' or 'wild type' (meaning she is not sable or tri). She is turning in to a lovely lady and even though she is technically not showable, her merits as a brood bitch are evident. I cannot wait to see what she produces when she is older and has her health tests complete.


In case anyone missed it, we have moved to Iowa for a job transfer/promotion. We have downsized our pack so all the above dogs are living with friends in show homes.  We are ultimately looking for a small farm in SW Wisconsin to call home, so we can bring all the dogs back together and the sheep, cattle, chicken and hogs as well :)

Stay tuned for more updates!

Monday, November 17, 2014


 The first litter was born in WA state on October 30th. The sire is the brindle boy above, Tristan. CH Toreth's Sunshine There Be Dragons. Not only is he handsome, but he healthy too (health tests galore) and has started herding training as well.

Below is the beautiful Bolin (shown out out coat). She is major pointed, and also very health tested and super sweet. Ebonwald Brace For Impact at Toshay
 And here is the happy momma with her six babes. 4 boys, 2 girls. They could be delivered back to the Midwest after the 1st of the year, or are available out west as well.

The next litter was born Nov 14th in North Dakota. NINE brindle babies (6 girls and 3 boys). Tiger and Ballantyne are health tested heavily, sweet dogs and really pretty! :) I am not biased.

If anyone is looking for a pet/companion puppy, please inquire! We will have some available to those types of homes, and the show home inquiries are now coming in quickly so if you want to reserve a spot, you'll need to act quick!

For more info, please check out our Facebook Page (Ebonwald Cardigans) or email me ebonwald at gmail dot com.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Litter: Tristan x Bolin, due November 3rd.

It has been much easier to update the Facebook Page for our dogs (search for Ebonwald Cardigans). But I would like to make mention of our upcoming litters that we have planned.

Below is the pedigree to the first litter, due Nov 3, in Pullman, WA. We have several inquiries for show pups, but am open still for pet/performance pups.

For the link to the pedigree in a wider screen, you can click the link for that:

Bolin's health info can be found on our website, or you can believe me when I write the following:
OFA excellent, elbows normal, CERF normal, Cardiac Normal, Thyroid Normal, DM clear, PRA line clear, EE (does not carry pink), Patellas Normal, and fluff carrier (big whoop). she is also major pointed.

Tristan is a young dog, from lines I appreciate very much, and is owned by a fantastic friend who's been in the Golden Retriever ring for a long, long time. He is prelim OFA good, Elbows Normal, DM clear, fluff carrier, pink carrier, CERF normal, cardiac normal.

future litter
Toreth's Sunshine Here Be Dragons
Twinroc Santa Paws HT PT ROMg

Telltail T for Two ROMg

Bearwoods Pied Piper Of PV
Baewyn Telltail Porsche RN

Mapatma Twinroc Ticker Tape
Twinrock Roberts Rules

Trailwyn Odyssey ROMb

Toreth C-Myste Rollin' On The River

Wolfrun Brave New World

Coedwig's Carbon Blue ROMg

Aurigan Wolfrun Brandywine ROMs

C-Myste Kahlua'n Cream

Trustnluk Baledwr

C-Myste Trustnluk Hugs 'N Kisses

Ebonwald Brace For Impact At Toshay

C-Myste Baledwr Free to Disagree

Merrymoon Firestorm

Phi-Vestavia Pirate's Patch

Phi-Vestavia Unforgettable

Mariel Reese's Alice Springs ROMs

Reese's Bold As Brass ROMb
Ironhill Valentine To Mariel AM CD ROMs

Merrymoon Ebonwald I'M A Q T

Pluperfect-Merrymoon Prince

Pluperfect Pattern

Merrymoon Pluperfect Poppy

Merrymoon Noblestar My Girl

Mazara Merrymoon Reggae Bob

Merrymoon Noblestar Hot Ice

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Echo is available

I've decided that Echo is available to a pet/performance home. She has many redeeming qualities but I am moving forward with two litter sisters and both her parents.

She is an absolute love! She really shines with children, adores snuggles, walks, and being with her people. She is 14 months old, UTD on shots, house/crate/leash trained, microchipped and ready to spoil her new family with face licks and morning woofs. PM me for more info.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I guess I'm breeding blues now....

 The first photo is Ava's BOB win in Indy over other specials. Its probably the best photo ever of Ava and I'm so very happy with her, and how well Helen and her are doing, Every day she's been shown, and in only 4 weekends) she's garnered lots more majors. She's over halfway to her Bronze level GCH now. I can't wait to see her at the Nationals!
Ava's daughter, Ellie (sired by Brewer), winning 2 points in Denver in February. She was my favorite of the litter but I didn't want to keep a blue ;) I can't wait to see how she continues to mature!

This blue boy is Otis (Captain x Ballantyne). Every photo of his sire at this age looks identical to him so I'm very excited to see him mature as well! His first weekend out, Otis earned 2 points and then a single point. What a great way to start his show career! He's also out in Colorado. My second home.
And he's not a blue, but Duncan Miles is a star in Ohio! He's earned four titles in Agility in 2 weekends. he's an incredible dog and he and Leslie make a great team! He is a Levi x Daisy boy.

I love seeing dogs so happy and loving what they do! Thank you to all the wonderful homes that love my Ebonwald puppies. It makes my heart sing!