John and I first became
involved in the world of showing dogs in the early
1980’s when we
fell in love with a very cute 8 eight week old cuddly bear
Garth. No not a Corgi, as he already weighed in at a healthy
fifteen pounds, but a wonderful Rottweiler otherwise known as
was suggested one day by the breeder that we should show him.
knowing how our life would change forever we took him along to
one of the largest Specialist Championship Shows when he was nine
months, to our amazement we won Best Puppy In Show, that was it
hooked for life.
Nicki started her showing
career at the age of four years handling Garths’ younger brother
he performed so well for her we decided that it
must have been the
eye to eye contact between dog and handler.
Being of a slightly
nervous disposition the decision was taken that if we
continue we should really find a more appropriate sized dog for
very young daughter to handle. The choice of Breed had to be
in character, sturdy, have plenty of stamina in order to
keep up with our,
by then, numerous Rottweilers and in the Working
Group. As far as we
were concerned there was no contest at all it
just had to be the
Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The decision made we
contacted the late Miss Jane Evans of the Penmoel
Kennel and after
some deliberation she decided to let us have pick of the
out of her next litter from Penmoel Black Braid and
Canadian Ch. Kaytop Ming. When the time came we fell in love with an
week old red and white puppy bitch, Penmoel Milisande at Penliath,
we named her Carla and she is behind all our dogs to this day.
After Carla had produced
her first litter Nicki decided that she would like to be
independent, as she had now progressed to Primary School, she
decided on Penarlton as her kennel name and Carla can also be
found behind all Penarlton pedigrees.
Nicki and I decided in 1999 that we would own
jointly the Penliath and
Affixes ensuring that we were joint Owners and Breeders
future Litters. To this day we still own and maintain both
names but it
can be found that all Pembroke Litters are now solely
under the Penliath Affix.
We fell in love with this
wonderful Breed from the very first time we had
contact with it
and everyday our love and admiration grows even more.
We hope you enjoy your brief encounter with
our World and invite you
browse through our pages again to view new developments
at Penliath and Penarlton.
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