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

Friday, September 23, 2011


After following leads for each boy for several months each, and then several for each boy, they are once again available. These boys are very sweet, mellow dogs that are big snugglers and love to play. They will be 5 months old on the 30th of this month and are fully vaccinated, are mostly house/crate/lease trained, have been socialized well and are honestly ready to go to their forever homes.

The brindle is Cass. I was going to grow him up to show but decided I didn't need to keep a male AND two females from the litter.The two different homes he had lined up fell through after pledging a commitment to get him so he is sadly up for sale again.

 The light red is Cole. He's had two prospective homes fall through and just really wants a home of his own. Both boys are very sweet and happy boys that love to go for walks with the rest of the pack here every day and they especially love chewing on bones.

If you know of someone looking to add a cardigan to their home, either of these boys would be great additions!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

RIP Robbie

10 days on the run with only one sighting. He was sighted a second time this morning....someone had hit him with their car. I'm sorry Robbie this was not the way it was supposed to be, you had a long life ahead of you.

So many thanks to all involved with the searching, all the fliers, emails, phone calls, prayers and everything else. Today sucks more than the last 10 and I thank the Cardigan family for all their help. Everyone pulls together in times of crisis and for that I am very thankful.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Catching up!

It has been a crazy busy last six weeks or so.  After Western Reserve in Ohio my job, personal life plus the farm and the dogs were all very busy with classes, training for shows, finding homes, getting new clients, upgrading systems in the farm management etc etc. You get the idea.

Daisy has found a new home, and most of the puppies have moved on as well. Cleary a 'clear red'/'pink' girl is getting some socialization with a dear friend of mine in Minneapolis area and Campbell the brindle girl and I are doing table time every day and becoming better on the lead.

I've entered the Regional Specialty in Richmond, WA Sept 30 and the Supported Entry on Oct 1 and 2. Its a long trip but I recently traded in the Expedition for something a bit smaller and more economical. I can't believe I'm driving ALONE again out west but I love driving and hopefully the Volvo V70 XC will NOT disappoint me on my trek west!!

Most importantly I will reunite with Zoe, Minnie and Huxley for a mini family photo opportunity, and Mandy, Carolyn and Denise can see Ava. The first two have never seen her, so will be nice to show her to them, albeit a little less hair :) I can't wait to see all my friends out there! I missed the national and by golly I'm going to see them come hell or high water!

The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was a huge success and I had the judges from the UK come home with me to inspect my flock and give me some helpful pointers. I'm really excited for breeding season but you can read more about it at my farm blog Ramsay Farms.

This weekend I am in a wedding and will be home a day before I head out to WA state for about 9 days. I have friends and family staying at my house to watch the few dogs I'm leaving behind so will not have to worry about that.

Hope everyone is having a great fall! We've had 3 nights of hard frost, and today's high was 51. Pretty chilly so early. let's hope its not an early winter. cuz its long enough as it is!