Fernbriar Cardigans actually began with a girl & her dog - Mackenzie, who wanted to show AKC Jr. Showmanship & Agility, &
Handsome, our first Cardigan.
Dogs have always been a part of our life. Diana grew up on a dairy farm SE of Rochester, where her family raised & showed
registered Holsteins in both 4-H & MN Holstein Association shows. She also participated in the 4-H dog project, training the
family's purebred Rough Collies for obedience competition.
|Members of the
Corgi Club of
America (CWCCA) &
the Rochester, MN
In 2003, Mackenzie's love of dogs expressed
itself as a desire to try her hand at competitive
dog sports, like agility & Jr. Showmanship.
However, all of the current family dogs were
mix-breed rescues. We started by researching
which breed would best suit our family - Diana's
experience with the herding breeds, along with
the desire for a dog known for it's excellent
temperament & the need for a size of dog
suitable for Mac's size, led us in the direction of
the Cardigan. We were not disappointed with
our choice - the Cardigan is a combination of
athlete, companion, & clown who loves its
people & truly wants to be a part of the family.
|We take our responsibility to this breed very seriously. Our dogs are all members of the family - the resident
Cardigans can be found most nights sleeping on somebody's bed, most often Mackenzie's.
We don't breed litters often, but when we do, our goal is to achieve dogs of quality conformation with excellent
temperament & health. We are happy to have people come to visit Fernbriar & meet our crew here, & to get to know
Cardigans up close & personal. We are also happy to provide reference contacts from those who live with
members of our "family".
We require that all prospective owners fill out a questionnaire, so that we can learn more about their lifestyle,
preferences, experience, etc - this allows us to make the best possible matches between puppies (or adults) &
owners. All pet puppies are sold with a limited registration & a spay/neuter contract. We rarely sell show
prospects, but would only do so with a co-ownership agreement.