Coedwig Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Champion Coedwig's Carbon Blue

(Champion Spectrum Harlum Shuffle ROM
Champion Coedwig's Lilac ROM)

 April 1995 -- April 2010

Stud Dog of the Year, 1999, 2001, 2003, tied for 2009 (with Fudge) & 2011 (posthumously, with 13 CH's!)
Number One Cardigan All Systems for 2000

Best Veteran and Award of Merit at the 2006 National- Carbon was 11 years old, and the entry was 420! Thank you Janet Robinson!
Carbon's career highlights:
  • Carbon is the top producing Cardigan in the history of the breed! He has more champions and title holders, three all breed Best in Show winners (two UKC and one South American), and more group winners than any other Cardigan-ever!
  • All Breed Best in Show winner
  • Number One Cardigan, 2000 & 2001
  • Multiple Specialty winner
  • BOS at the 1999 & 2001 National Specialties

First in veterans in a very competitive class with other Best in Show winners, and on his way to Best Veteran in Show, thank you Lester Mapes!

  • Record holder for winning the most group placements in one year (66)
  • Winner of the Stud Dog class at the 2001 & 2006 National Specialty
  • Register of Merit Gold (ROMG) producer, and also the sire of one ROMG producer and other ROM producers.
  • Sire of 116 champion children to date (and with several more just needing singles to finish)

Judge Helen Lee James on his way to BIS 







Best in Show! Thank you, Mr. Leslie Rogers!


      Carbon has enjoyed an illustrious show career with his buddy and handler, Ron Buxton.  He's now retired from the show ring, except for occasional Specialties.  This super blue boy is one of the breed's all-time top winners.  He's been given the nod by both breeder judges and all-arounders alike.

Still winning at 10 years old!    


Carbon trying on his new red booties, these are to help give him better traction on the wood floors as he gets older, he loves them!

Carbon at 12 years young playing door sentry


     We so appreciate the fancy's support, and thank all the wonderful judges who have awarded our favorite boy!  He's the winner of 26 herding groups, but more importantly, he's the winner of many more hearts!

Carbon as a Producer

Left to right is Carbon at 14.5 years old, Maui his great-granddaughter, Rocky his grandson, and Maya his daughter. 4 straight generations!

      Carbon started his show career out with a bang by going BOB over top specials at a supported entry at the tender age of 6 months and a few days old. Although his ring accomplishments included multiple specialty wins, an all-breed Best in Show, the Pedigree Award (twice), and number one all systems, his real power has been in his producing abilities. Every breeders dream is to produce lovely dogs whose children also go on to produce lovely dogs. Carbon has done just that! He is one of only a few ROMG stud dogs who has also produced an ROMG offspring (Laser). Carbon has many other ROM children who are also producing ROM get themselves. Carbon continues to be prepotent for lovely heads and breed type, long necks with correctly angled and placed shoulders, level toplines, large round bone with good feet, correct tail sets, good to excellent movement, and wonderful temperaments. Carbon is the #1 producer in breed history, and the only blue merle in the top 10!

pictured here with Jewell... who won an all breed Best in Show in 2008 (UKC)

      Ultimately, a dog is not judged by his achievements in the ring, but by what he achieves as a producer. Carbon has the best of both worlds -- as a top winner and as a super producer!

Carbon's mirror image, his son Ch. Talbots True Blue.

      A Cardigan who truly mirrors the breed standard!

Carbon is famous for his fantastic movement.
 Beautiful all 3 ways!


Carbon at Westminster
Thank you Gerald Schwartz for this prestigious win!
Carbon Group 1
Carbon is linebred (6 times in 7 generations) on Ch. Talbot's Pilot Programme, who himself is behind most of the breed's BIS winners.
Carbon at Westminster
Carbon takes B.O.B. at Westminster, 1999

      If you're looking for a beautiful Cardigan with high intelligence and a super personality, consider a Carbon puppy!  We would be more than happy to refer you to other breeders who have recent litters by him.








Still in great condition at 11 years, Carbon enjoys the coastal scene near Portland, Oregon.

Just as glamorous as ever, at age 11!

Carbon still has a pretty face at 11!!!

  Carbon and his best friend Q, both 11+ years old!

Sadly, we lost our wonderful Carbon in April 2010.  His passing was peacefully aided by our Veterinarian.  He was 15 years old, and had "let us know" it was time for him to go. Carbon was Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and Old Yeller, rolled into one  very magical dog. We were blessed to be his feederwalkers for 15 fantastic years. I would describe him as a one in a million dog. Really. But, you had to meet him to know why! He was sweet and loving to all whom he met, loved all puppies, and up to the day we lost him, would sleep with puppies piled all over him. We used to say that puppies were Carbon's fountain of youth. Most of Carbon's children inherited his wonderful good nature and comic personality. We are lucky to have his children here, and through his frozen semen, hope to have many more in years to come. We miss you Carbon!




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