Our first Cardi Prince (Halesmore Welsh Prince of Nobleswood), walking along the 5" gunwhale of a narrowboad on a family holiday

Cardigan corgis came into our lives in July 1982, when our daughter wanted to join us at dog shows and handle a dog. Although our GSDs were very gentle they were too strong for a nearly four year old. So we found a Cardigan Welsh Corgi in the shape of a little brindle boy called Halesmore Welsh Prince of Nobleswood.

We showed him and quickly became devoted to this lovely breed. Prince got his Stud Book number and soon we registered the prefix Nobleswood. With three small children we made slow progress but enjoyed our time in the ring and out .

After a divorce break, a new husband and a move to the midlands we registered the "CARDHEW" Affix and in 1993 we bought a black brindle young lady by the name of Antoc Surprise Surprise aka Cilla. Cilla was mated to Antoc Guardian Angel, and from that litter we kept Phoebe, Cardhew Shining Light. Cilla was not a good mum, not keen on puppies and did the barest minimum in raising her babies this was her only litter.

Phoebe, on the other hand was a superb mum, she adored her babies and when we had a litter of Abyssinian kittens she even tried to mother them.

From Phoebe's first litter we kept Ted, a super brindle boy who had an almost unbeaten puppy career, gained his Junior Warrant, the first cardi to get the new style (at that time) warrant, and soon became a champion.

In 2001 Phoebe produced her second litter and three pups went to show homes, Cardhew Millicent, Cardhew Harry Potter of Halesmore and Cardhew Nutmeg. These three all had successful show careers, Millie and Potter becoming champions and Meg also winning a Res CC.

At one memorable show, Three Counties in 2003 the group won, bitch CC (Millie), Res dog CC (Potter) and Res Bitch CC (Meg) under the eminent all rounder Andrew Brace.