Since the very beginnings of our kennel we had
got enormous amount
of help, generosity and support from the already
One has to remember that - due to striking
differences in prices and incomes
- it was hardly possible for us to cover the
costs of travelling abroad, leave apart
the stud fees and puppy prices. Nowadays this is
much more easier.
It was Antje Neugebauer of West Berlin (
as it was at that time) who helped us to import
the first corgi.
The very first mating to Colwyn Cadno in 1980
was entirely thanks to
Edith Soltesz (Colwyn corgis, Austria).
Not only didn't she ask any stud fee, but also
arranged my staying in her town and covered vet
Marianne Jensen and Kim Nielsen (Hashfan
and Blondie's kennels, Denmark) left us their
best dogs so that we were able to use them
without travelling and they never asked a penny
back. That friendly co-operation resulted in
some top quality pups being produced both here
Martina Siebke of Germany (no longer with
corgis) helped us to breed our first bobtails.
The first import from England ( from the famous
Lees kennel) was arranged by Megan Irving
( the pon breeder) and Margaret Cole.
Other pem people to whom we owe a lot were
Ferrucio Sala (della Selva Oscura),
Gianadrea Fasan (Corgilandia), Maaja
Liisa Kouvola (Finnheeler), Cami
Stahlberg (Allimac's) and recently Chari
and Richard Magnan (Mapleleaf). All these
people are the ones who are interested in dogs
and good breeding, not in cash. Nowadays we
enjoy co-operation with some new people, e.g.
Livija Vaitkaviciene (Lithuania), Ilze
Labdzere, Beata Petkevica (Latvia)
and Astrid Lundava (Estonia). In cardis
we wouldn't have started without the help and
generosity of Margareta Widin (Cardax)
and some support from Marianne Sandersson
( the pon breeder). Then followed Ase & Kaj
Therkelsen (Birkebakkens) and Kim Nielsen
(Blondie). We learnt a lot about this breed from
Paula Nieminen (Mackinlay's), who sadly
gave up breeding. Friendly co-operation is going
on with Meta Feenstra Minet (Welshclan's)
& Ati Dekker ( Courtly), Lenka &
Pavel Cerny (Corlan Gi) and Anita &
Edgars Tropi (Latvia).
Thanks to all of You ( and many others) - it is
so good to have You by the side!
Not a dog person by
nature, Anna's mother is the one to mention here
- she has had to live for years with us and our
dogs and withstand all mess and torments of