Ebonwald Cardigans

Committed to the improvement of the breed by breeding for health, temperament and better structure in dogs that have the ability to herd.


We do not normally keep boy dogs in the house as we can still have them excel in other show homes while still have access to them if we decide to use them in our breeding program. Below is a list of boys we have loved and shown here as well as sold and watched from afar. These boys are all now in retirement homes and fortunately we have frozen semen on them all, except for Brewer. 

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

Otis - retired

CH Ebonwald Gosh Waiting Makes Me Blue

GCH C-Myste Baledwr Whomping Willow x GCHB Ebonwald's Be On the Lookout GCG TKN RN ROMV-S

DOB: 8/15/2013


Breeder: Garrett Ramsay
Owner: Jeri Melsness
Color: Blue Merle and White, brindle points
Otis was the pick puppy in the G litter and went to live with Jessica of Madegann Cardigans in Colorado. He took a while to finish but did it in style by going Best of Winners for a FIVE point major, handled by Rhiann. He now lives in retirement in Wyoming with Jeri who adores. 
He will be frozen and available to approved bitches. 


Archer - retired (frozen semen available)

GCH Riverside Boss is Magic at Ebonwald
CH Pluperfet Practical Magic x CH Riverside Telltail Pullitzer's Prize
DOB: 8/3/12
Breeders: Jackie Zagoren, Deborah Shindle, Cindy Bossi
Owner: Toni Gorman
Color: Brindle and White

**Archer is neutered and in a retirement home where he visits nursing homes many times a week! he is frozen and available to approved bitches) 

Archer was not a planned purchase, but sort of just 'happened'. But it was meant to be :) Archer was a show prospect from some ladies who I respect very much. His sire goes back to the lines I like and work with. Archer is extremely friendly and of great temperament. He has many attributes that I appreciate. Thank you ladies for letting him come live with me! Archer finished his CH title in limited showing. His first weekend out as a special he garnered a BOS over 5 specials for his first GCH major! Archer received back to back Award of Merits at the Supported shows in Freeport, IL, and then at the Three Trails CWC Specialty in Springfield, MO was AOM under Norwegian Judge Ingrid Pritz-Ohm. He finished his Grand Champion title by going Best of Breed over specials at the Denver CO cluster in 2016. Thank you to Jessica for helping to show him to his Grand CH title and finding him the perfect home to retire in.

 Archer is now collected and has frozen semen available. He is retired and living in Wyoming. Available to approved bitches.

Archer's Win Record:
February 18, 2013 - 2 points WD/BOW, Edy Dykstra-Blum, Colorado Kennel Club
10/26/13 - 3 point major, BOW, Roger Hartinger - Sioux Empire Kennel Club
10/27/13 - 3 point major, BOW - Vincent T Grosso - Sioux Empire Kennel Club
11/23/13 - BOW 1 point - Ginny Altman - Minneapolis Kennel Club
11/24/13 - BOW 1 point -Lydia Coleman Hutchinson - Minneapolis Kennel Club
12/7/13 - BOW 1 point - Donna Buxton - Granite City Kennel Club
12/8/13 - BOW 1 point - Kenneth Buxton - Granite City Kennel Club
1/3/13 - WD 3 point major - Land O' Lakes Kennel Club

Archer's Win Record as a Special:
1/5/13- Best of Opposite Sex - 4pt Gch Major - Joe Lobb

Monroe -retired (frozen semen available)

GCH Ebonwald's Having a Hay Day 

  GCH Toreth Sunshine's There Be Dragons x Ebonwald Brace For Impact at Toshay

DOB: 10/29/14
Breeders: Garrett Ramsay, Denise Waiting
Owner: Nichole Kramer
Color: Brindle and White

** Monroe is neutered and in a retirement home. He is frozen and available to approved bitches) 

Monroe earned a large 5 point major from a supported entry and many reserve wins to the major at supported entries and specialties. He has been shown on a very limited basis and finished from the Bred by Class. Monroe has the best personality and really has drive for herding.

He finished his Grand Champion title with all majors in limited showing by going breed or select over competition every show. He finished his title at the Three Trails Specialty weekend by going Select the first show we were entered at!


 Monroe's Wins:

1/9/16 - Winners Dog - 1 point

10/2/16- Winners Dog - 5 point

19/30/18 - Winners Dog - 5 point

10/19/18 - Best of breed  - 4 point

Best in Sweepstakes - Three Trails 2016


Monroe's Wins as Champion:

10/21/18 Best of breed - 5 point major and competition win


Brewer - retired

GCH Ebonwald's Be Home By Midnight PT
BISS GCH C-Mystle Baledwr Free to Disagree x CH Merrymoon Ebonwald I'm a Q.T.
Born: March 4, 2010
Color: Black and White with tan points
Bred by: Garrett Ramsay
Owned by: Mike and Ruth Ramsay
**Brewer is neutered and in a retirement home

Brewer was my pick male of the litter. I did not keep him based on his color, but for the things I was after in a male, substance, bone, length, head, temperament, and his lovely rear. Brewer finished his Championship title in limited showing with three majors, one which was WD at the Supported Entry at Richland, WA fall 2010. Brewer on his first day as a special was Select Dog over another special for his first 4 point grand champion major! He has won Best of Breed twice over a Top 10 ranked special, and BOS several times to the #1 Cardigan in the country! He finished his Grand Champion title with SEVEN majors and a few 2 point wins (dogs were pulled on day of show). Brewer at age 5, took back to back Award of Merits at the Supported shows in Freeport, IL! My first AOMs! .

Brewer's Win Record:
7/17/11 - BOW 1 pt - James Noe - Inland Empire Kennel Club
8/6/11 - WD/BOW 1 pt - Paula Hartinger - Coos Kennel Club
8/7/11 - WD/BOW 1 pt - Roger Hartinger - Coos Kennel Club
9/30/11 - RWD - NWCF Regional Specialty
10/1/11 - WD -  4 pt -CWCCA Supported Entry - Emily Fish - Richland Kennel Club
11/19/11 - WD 1pt - Rogue Valley Kennel Club
2/26/12 - WD 3 pt major - Margaret Mickelson - McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers Inc.
4/22/2012 - WD/BOW 4 pt majo - Joan Zielinski - Lewis-Clark Kennel Club

Brewer's Win Record as a Special:
4/23/2012 - Select 4 pt GCH major - Roger Hartinger - Lewis-Clark Kennel Club
7/13/2012 - Best of Breed 3 pt GCH Major - Paula Hartinger - Duluth Kennel Club
7/14/2012 - Select - Helen Lee James - Duluth Kennel Club
7/15/2012 - Best of Breed 3 pt GCH major - Frank Sabella - Duluth Kennel Club
8/24/12 Best of Opposite Sex 3 pt GCH major - Danelle Brown - North Star Herding Group Club
8/25/12 - Select 2 pt GCH - Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna - St Croix Valley Kennel Club
8/26/12 - Best of Opposite Sex 2 pt GCH - Pat Hastings - St Croix Valley Kennel Club
1/4/13 - Select 5pt GCH - Mary Murphy-East - North Star Herding Group Club
1/6/13 - Select 2 pt GCH - Susan Godek - Land O' Lakes Kennel Club
2/16/13 - BOS 5 pt major - Donna Francis - Plum Creek Kennel Club
2/17/13 - Select 4 pt major - David Anthony - Colorado Kennel Club