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

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!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

a few new brags

Ebonwald dogs have been doing well the past few months.

Campbell earned her Champion title in October at the Sioux Falls dog show.

Archer earned his champion title in St Paul in January.

Duncan Miles (litter brother to Campbell) has earned FOUR agility titles. NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ (in consecutive trials, all with first places!)

Denley has earned two points towards her CH title, and her litter sister Daphne has also earned 2 points towards her CH title. Denley has only been shown 5 weekends and has earned a RWD to the 4 point major one day in St Paul.

Ellie (Brewer x Ava) has earned her first point out for her CH title as well.

If I have missed any Ebonwald babies with their accomplishments, please do notify me! I'd love to hear how they are doing!

Maybe even a 'meet and greet' sometime in 2014? wouldn't THAT be fun!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Puppies available and puppies planned

We have 6 lovely brindle puppies available August 9th to their new homes. 3 boys and 3 girls were born June 14. Photos to come soon. We do have one fluffy boy with a black mask (some people just LOVE the fluffs!)

There is also a blue x black breeding due August 15. thos puppies will be available to their new homes October 15 or so.

For more info, please visit our website: and fill out the puppy questionnaire. Eligible applicants will then be contacted and more specifics shared on the pups.

Photos to follow soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Since we are on Facebook now (search for Ebonwald Cardigans), we do not update the blog much anymore. And shame on me! There still are people who do not have Facebook and therefore, do not waste as much time as the rest of us :)

Lots to update:

First Brewer: This past weekend he finished his Grand Championship by going Best of Opposite Sex to the #1 Cardigan in the country (Libby). He needed a single, but garnered a 5 point major there. That made him finish his title with 6 majors and a few 2 pt wins. The following day we took these pics at a local park and he also went Select Dog, to his Uncle Chase.

Brewer was also bred to my merle bitch, Ava (who is also a Grand Champion who finished in 7 shows with 7 majors).  She's normally snuggly, but was extra snuggly after we bred her. Pups are due March 6.

 His first litter out of GCH Toshay's Butterfly are growing well:



Lager side
These three pups will be shown. They really are a lovely group of kids. I''m so happy Denise got such nice pups!


Shown below winning her first major under Susan Godek. She now has 13 points with one major and we are on the hunt for majors now. Maybe Fargo? She'll be two years old April 30 and we will be doing hips and other health tests this summer. We have a few boys in mind for her that I am eager to pursue. She is currently living with a good friend of mine and her FIVE young boys and husband on a farm in Northern MN where she is spoiled rotten. I'm so glad to have her with such fantastic people, and willing to work with me. 

Has been out west at Boot Camp. She had her hips redone as the positioning was terrible. This time I did both PennHIP and OFA to be sure. Her PH scores came back already: 70% percentile. We are trying to decide on the proper stud for her and every time I think I have it decided, something comes up or I find another dog to research. She'll be bred on her next heat cycle, which should be sometime this summer. 


Turned one this past weekend in Denver and we got a few nice pics of her growing up. 

There is so much I like about her, and very excited about her. She is currently out west learning to be a cattle dog. She has the drive and instinct. Let's make me proud baby girl!


Ell was out last summer/fall for herding lessons/camp and came back with a leg in Started Trial Dog - cattle, and got her title in Started Trial Dog - sheep (these are titles given by Australian Shepherd Club of America). She's going for a refresher before the CWCCA National Herding Trials (AKC sanctioned) and her handler Glenn and her make a good team, but I'm already nervous and I'm just watching!

I'd also like to introduce my newest family member, Archer;

He is from Deb Shindle and Cindy Bossi and wasn't 'planned', but he is here nonetheless. His first weekend out at 6 months old he was RWD to the major on saturday and on monday was WD/BOW for his first 2 points (the major broke). He has a lot to offer my breeding program if everything works out like I hope. He is out of CH Pluperfect Merrymoon Practical Magic x CH Riverside Telltail Pulitzer's Prize.


Sadie Girl was shown as a VETERAN in St Paul at the Herding Specialty in January. I can't believe she's old enough, but she IS eight years old and I just saw a few grey hairs in her eyebrows. She still acts like a puppy and she makes me laugh every day. We were going to try for our Nationals' Agility Trials but we've been away from the sport since the rules have changed and the local kennel club (90 miles away) didn't have any room for us, so we will just wait. In the mean time she is keeping the pack in line as any alpha should, and my bed warm at night.

So that is the recap I think. We've been staying most of the time and not traveling to many shows due to lack of funds and busy farming life, but we hope you are all enjoying your winter. We finally got a huge snow storm last week and Corgis love the snow, so I'm glad someone enjoys it.

Be Well.