Our History

Carterhall Pembroke Welsh Corgis was founded in 1970, when Joseph, who was raised in Wisconsin, bought a Corgi puppy from Mr. & Mrs. Elwin & Glee Leet of Leetwood kennels in Union Grove, Wisconsin. This puppy, SIR WINKEN OF CARTER HALL, was a sturdy, deep red dog, greatly inbred on his sire's side on Int. Ch. Lees Symphony, through many of the Penrick dogs. This dog won several points toward his championship and placed in the American Bred Dog class at the Lakeshore Specialty in 1972 under Miss Patsy Hewan (Stormerbanks), and Joseph has been hooked on Corgis ever since!

After having a few American Corgis, we turned our attention to England and began importing top quality British imports over the years.  All of our Corgis are closely bred on British imports, where we have found the type, temperament, soundness, and quality we were looking for.  Our current stock is based on Pemland and Woodhenge, with all the important related bloodlines of Belroyd, Cordach, Blands, Bulcorig, and some of the later Stormerbanks.  More recently, we have added some top quality American bloodlines that trace back to the great American sire, Am. Ch. Martindale Butter Brickle (Eng. Am. Ch. Lynfarne Poldark x Am. Ch. Virginia of Fox Covert), and have incorporated some top quality dogs from Australia as well.

The kennel name of Carterhall is actually based on  the CARTER HALL estate in Virginia, as Joseph is descended from the early Carter settlers of Virginia many generations back.