Stonecroft has been owned by Corgis since 1970, producing our first litter in 1973. All our dogs are home-raised and our breeding stock is tested clear for genetic abnormalities (eye disorders & hip dysplasia). We utilize bloodlines from around the world. We strive to produce dogs who excel in friendly, outgoing personalities enabling them to be loving family companions first, as well as animated show dogs.
Now a little about the people of Stonecroft. Kristen obtained her first corgi at the age of 16 while showing hunters at horse shows in the United States. Anita obtained her first corgi at the age of 14 from the Colwyn kennel of John Heartz. In 1986, Anita purchased a show puppy from Kristen and we started going to all the shows together. In the early 1990's, we decided to join forces as our taste in corgis was very similar. We discontinued using Anita's kennel name of "Brynmere" and continued to breed under Kristen's prefix of "Stonecroft". The two most prominent dogs bred by us under Brynmere were Tallyrand Brynmere First Love (who has gone on to produce very well for Lois Zelenski's kennel) and Ch. Brynmere's Broadway Bound (Best of Opposite Sex Winner of the 1991 PWCA(c) National Specialty under Beryl Thompson). The rest is history.
Kristen has gone one step further and obtained her CKC Judges license in 1995 and is now approved to judge All-Breeds. Although she enjoys judging at All breed dog shows her greatest joy is judging at a Corgi Specialty where you can often see a twinkle in her eye and a special smile on her face. This little breed is our PASSION!!!!