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.

The first time I saw a Briard he took my breath away.

       It was at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota dog show back in October 2005. I was fairly new to dog showing, since I had just gotten my first Cardigan Welsh Corgi that January of 2005. My friends and I were walking over to watch the groups and I stopped in my tracks, grabbed Erica's shoulder and said WHAT kind of dog is THAT! Erica replied "A Briard" and I said, "That is one of the most striking dogs I've ever seen! I will have one someday!"
        After the dog show I spent several months researching the breed. I contacted the Briard Club of America for breeders in my area. At the time, Roger Minor was in charge of the Breeder Referral and he sent me to Denise Simenauer, of Dior Briards. After discussing with her the dog that I saw at the show, it turned out he was bred by her! What are the odds?! Many emails and phone calls were then exchanged over the course of several years. I initially wanted a black bitch to show and after several years of waiting for one from one of her litters, I finally just told her that I wanted a quality dog/bitch regardless of color.
        In came Mitcham.He was my first Briard and learning how to groom properly, glue ears, gait WITH him, and the general personality of the breed were all huge learning experiences for me! I still don't have it down, now nearly three years later, but I'm getting better!
        It turns out that Mitcham is related to the black male that I originally saw in the show ring the very first time. How cool is that!?! Mitcham finished his Championship easily, acquiring three 3-point majors, and several minor points almost all owner-handled. His only weekend out as a special, he garnered all three of his majors needed towards his Grand Champion title, and got a pull in group on the third day!
       He has the sweetest temperament and his goofy nature just constantly makes me laugh at his antics. On top of that Mitcham has fantastic reach and drive, with fluid movement. He has breed type, dark pigment (which is hard to get in tawnys), and a very typey and correct head. The thing that I love best about him? His eyes. I get totally lost in his eyes.

 

In loving Memory

CliI have found out that both of our Briards have since passed. Mitcham died of cancer and Margot from an Auto Immune disease. I loved and adored these dogs. Maybe someday we will have another but I loved the opportunity to own these two and many thanks to their breeders for assisting me when I wasn't able.

CH Reine Dior Diving For Gold


Mitcham at 9 months old


CH Reine Dior Diving For Gold
CH Dior Elan Veni Vedi Viici x CH Monami Dior Uma Neta Do Pele
CSNB Clear, CERF Normal,

Born: July 10, 2008, died 2018.

Proudly owned by Garrett Ramsay, Nicole Johnson, Denise Simenauer
Bred by Nicole Johnson, Denise Simenauer, Gina Klang

Points earned in order for his Championship title (3-3-1-1-3-1-1-2)

Points earned in order for his Grand Championship title (5-4-4)



Reine Dior Diving For Gold aka Mitcham is a tawny colored male Briard pup. He came from Denise Simenauer and Nicole Johnson.

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. - Woodrow Wilson

Mitcham

Pedigree for Reine Dior Diving For Gold
tawny male

Sire
CH Dior Elan Veni Vedi Viici

OFA Good,
Elbows Normal
Sire
AM/CAN CH Dior Aigner Made to Order HIC

CHIC
OFA Excellent
Elbows Normal
Thyroid Normal
Cardiac Normal
CERF Normal
CSNB clear

Sire
CH Deja Vu Aigner For Pete's Sake

OFA Good
Sire
CH Deja Vu Woodbine Cryn Out Loud ROM
OFA Excellent
Dam
CH Deja Vu Ease On Down The Road HT ROM
OFA Excellent
Dam
Mon Jovis Eillie de I'Etat d'Or
OFA Good
CERF Normal

Sire
CH Aigner Added Attraction
OFA Good
Dam
CH Mon Jovis Amber
OFA Good
Dam
CH Elan Dior Rain in Spain

OFA Good
Elbows Normal
CERF Normal
Sire
CH Dior Rainbeard On the Ball
CHIC
OFA Excellent
Elbows Normal
Cardiac Normal
CERF Normal
CSNB Clear

Sire
CH Blackwater's Hard to be Humble CDX HIC
OFA Fair
Dam
CH Dior Aigner My Oh My CD NA HIC
CHIC
OFA Excellent
Elbows Normal
Thyroid Normal
CERF Normal
CSNB Clear

Dam
CH Charmant La Belle Amie HIC
OFA Good
CERF Normal

Sire
CH Aigner Eye of the Tiger HIC
OFA Fair
CERF Normal

Dam
CH Phydeaux Fairest of Them All HIC

Dam
CH Monami Dior Uma Neta Do Pele
CHIC
OFA Good
Elbows Normal
Thyroid Normal
Cardiac Normal
CERF Normal
CSNB Clear

Sire
CH Dior Monami Simply Irresistable
OFA Good
Sire
CH Dior Rainbeard On the Ball
CHIC
OFA Excellent
Elbows Normal
Cardiac Normal
CERF Normal
CSNB Clear
Sire
CH Blackwater's Hard to be Humble CDX HIC
OFA Fair
Dam
CH Dior Aigner My Oh My CD NA HIC
CHIC
OFA Excellent
Elbows Normal
Thyroid Normal
CERF Normal
CSNB Clear
Dam
CH Mon Jovis Dior O You Beautiful Doll CD
CHIC
OFA Good
Elbows Normal
Thyroid Normal
CERF NOrmal
CSNB Clear

Sire
CH Mon Jovis Forever Mine
OFA Good
Dam
CH Sentinelle DejaVu Leapinlizard PT
OFA Good
Dam
CH Mon Jovis Nine to Five
OFA Excellent
Sire
CH Mon Jovis Deja Vu Johnny B Good
OFA Good
Sire
CH Deja Vu Woodbine Cryn Out Loud ROM
OFA Excellent
Dam
CH Picador Temptress
OFA Good
Dam
CH Picador Temptress
OFA Good
Sire
NUCH Fin.W-86 NORV87 NV8889 SV90 Virage Vendetta of Picador
Dam
Rafiki's Cassiopeia

Dior Foret Minuit's Girl Thing de Mirage


Margot shown above at 8 months of age

Dior Foret Minuit's Girl Thing de Mirage
CH Dark Mirage Moravia Campanella x CH 'Cause I'M Miss Dior
CSNB Clear by parentage

Born: March 22, 2011, died 2018

Proudly owned by Garrett Ramsay, Angela Olson
Bred by Angela Olson, Denise Simenauer


I was not really looking for another Briard but when I found out about this litter I just had to have her! I met her mother Ella at a few shows in the Dakotas and had seen her sire in MN at a few shows. I was impressed with both and Mitcham is related on the dam's side. Margot's sire is from the Czech Republic and I love the European style of Briard. Margot has so much going for her: a lovely head, beautiful movement, nice length and angles. SO much to be excited about and I hope to do her right in the breed ring. Thank you so much Angie for letting her come to live with me! Although Margot loves eating anything not above her grasp (she has a thing for crate pads, squeaky toys, blankets, couch cushions etc) I can't imagine her not in my life. Stay tuned for her show career!