Welcome to EyeSpy Kennel !!
CKC Registered Cardigan Welsh Corgis (Corgis with a tail)
Our Cardigans are the short ones in the family but no one told them that !!
They are fearless herding dogs that can run for days ! Don't let there short legs fool you, they are tough dogs in a little package.
We strive to produce Cardigans with a solid Temperament that can go and do anything they are asked. And always show their Tail !!
Please do your educate yourself !! Cardigans are NOT Pembroke's ! They are a different breed !! WE ONLY BREED CARDIGANS HERE !
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Brief History
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a masterpiece of the breeder's art: Every aspect of its makeup is perfectly suited to moving cattle, and yet it is so congenial and sweet-faced that it would be a cherished companion even if it never did a day's work. Long, low-set dogs with sturdy bone, short legs, and a deep chest, Cardigans are powerful workers of deceptive speed and grace. Cardis can weigh anywhere from 25 to 34 pounds, with females at the lower end of the scale. They come in several coat colors, from red to the popular blue-merle pattern. The quickest way to distinguish Cardis from their cousins, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, is to check out the hindquarters: Cardigans have tails; Pembrokes do not. Cardis are trainable, faithful, and vigilant guardians with a 'big dog' bark. Well-socialized Cardis are especially fond of kids and agreeable with other pets. These athletic, rugged herders have a love for the outdoors, and they thrive on mental stimulation and physical activity.
A good brushing at least once a week should keep the Cardigan's coat healthy and looking its best. Keeping the hair trimmed on the bottom of the feet helps to reduce the amount of dirt that an animal can bring into the house every day. The nails should be kept trimmed as well. Some pet owners mistakenly feel they should have their dog trimmed short for the summer. When the coat of the Cardigan is correct for the breed, this isn't necessary. The correct coat has the essential characteristics to maintain proper body temperature, as long as conditions are normal. It should be noted, however, that a black dog will absorb more heat on a sunny day, and care should be taken to avoid overexposure during hot weather.
The Cardigan is noted for being a very adaptable dog. If you want to hike and go on adventures, they are all for that. Or if you want to watch TV and eat popcorn, no problem'¿the Cardigan is there for you. Cardigans thrive on regular socialization, so going for walks in the neighborhood is important for many reasons. It provides fun for both you and the dog, as well as much-needed exercise. When your Cardigan unexpectedly starts to do 'power runs' through the house and over the couch, it is his way of saying, "Hey, mom, I really need to burn off some fun'¿let's go play ball!" And, yes, most Cardigans are 'ball-o-holics.' Use that to your advantage. Remember to avoid jumping and stairs, which can cause back injury.
It cannot be stressed enough that early and regular socialization is of the utmost importance in the developing a happy, healthy Cardigan. Gently expose the pup to a wide range of people, places, and situations. This process goes on for a lifetime, but the rewards of a well-socialized dog are wonderful. Go to training classes, and let all members of the family participate. Don't tolerate inappropriate behavior, and don't hesitate to seek the help of a qualified trainer or behaviorist if there's a problem you can't correct. A little effort early on will reward you with a dog whom you and all who meet him will love.
Cardigans are known to become overweight very easily. Careful monitoring of their weight is essential. It is vital that one feeds a high-quality dog food based on the Cardigan's activity level and nutritional needs. Two smaller meals a day rather than one large one will make for a better digestive process. In addition, don't overdo giving treats. Yes, Cardigans can hear a cheese wrapper from 50 yards'¿but that doesn't mean you give them an entire piece. Feel the ribs, and if you can't feel them easily with your fingertips, then your dog in most likely overweight.
Cardigans are BIG barkers, if you want a dog that doesn't bark this is NOT the breed for you. They bark when they play, run, see a squirrel, etc...
In Home Boarding:
Why is it when we (humans) want to go on vacation we put our dogs in a concrete kennel with fences and leave them there while we are sunning ourselves on the beach ?
Don't they deserve a vacation too ?
WELL NO MORE CONCRETE PAD !!!!
Here at EyeSpy we offer our home to each and every boarding client, they are invited in to be members of our family while their family is away. It's there own vacation.
They have 5 fully fenced acres to play on, daily long walks in the forest (see above) lots of friends to play with and of course comfortable beds to sleep on with people around them. That's exactly what they are used too as members of your family they deserve it too. !
We invite you too look around and see what we have on our site, if you have any questions about anything please feel free to contact us !
We look forward to meeting and speaking with you soon. !!
As of 2020 - we have retired our Boxer side to our kennel. We have enjoy breeding / Training and showing them for over 20 years but we have decided to put more of our focus into the Cardigan's at this time. Although we will likely always have a boxer in the house they will be our pets only.
Grant & Holly Boudreault