Rhydowen Kennel, Registered
Pat was the owner of Pembrokes when she first fell in love with Ch. Lord Jim's Lucky Domino, a very famous tri-colored Cardigan male owned and shown by Mrs Douglas. "Pup Pup", as he was called, wormed his way into Pat's heart. He was everything Pat thought a dog should be and she had always dreamed of owning a black dog. He was sired by Ch. Swansea Punch x Ch. Springdale Arabella.
Punch was sired
by Ch. Swansea Jon, CD (the twelfth AKC Champion Cardigan in the USA) x Swansea Diafol
(who was Jon's daughter).
- Ch. Kentwood Luc (brindle & white): over 45 Group placings in America, 5 Regional Specialty wins, Group Ones, and over 75 champions,
- Kentwood Mintys (red and white) with champion children and still here with us and
- Ch. Kentwood Rhydwen (brindle & white) the last of Kentwood breeding by Sonnica Godden.
Rhydwen, better known to all as "Tudor", is black factored and produces black in almost every litter. "Tudor" is the youngest of the boys and is our devoted house watch dog. Luc has gone on to Rainbow Bridge.
joining Swansea, Pat sold Arthur Bridge two dogs, Am.Ch. Swansea Judy and her grandson
Swansea Daleviz Punch, two tri-colored Cardigans a male and female. They are behind Luc
and another of the Rhydowen imports Ch. Locksleyhall Laird, a double Eng. Ch. Jubilee
Time marches on and Rhydowen has many first's in the breed and so did Swansea.
1st Blue Merle to place in the Group (Working): Ch. Swansea Blue Jeans of Cambria owned by Margaret & Pat, shown by Pat.
1st Blue Merle
to win a National Specialty from the Open Bitch Class: Ch. Swansea Blue Diana, owned by
Margaret & Pat.
1st Herding Trial Dog to win a Group 1 (Herding) Ch. Rhydowen Jasper Tewdwyr, HS.
Many times winners of Brood Bitch and Stud Dog Awards from the CWCCA.
Numerous Awards of Merit from Nationals and Regional Specialties.
dog in the history of the breed: Ch. Kentwood Luc.
1999 #1 Cardigan (Pedigree system) Ch. Rhydowen Bancyfelin Corwynt.
1st Champion CD in the Breed Ch. Swansea Jon, CD.
Youngest TD title winner at 2 weeks over six months etc.
We have many
Register of Merit dogs and many we have to yet submit for this honor.
proudly owned today by: Pat Santi, Jan Siragusa (Pat's legally adoptive mother) and Lori
Kopreski & Nancy Babyak.
Submitted by Pat Santi, July 2004