A Sad Day in Cardidom
Earlier today, Dotty DeBeck, long-time Cardigan breeder and partner in Blackdale Cardigans, passed away after an illness.
I always enjoyed spending time with Dotty at the shows. She had a deep love for and knowledge of the breed, and she was always willing to share her knowledge and experience. She was tremendously kind and generous to other exhibitors, and she was very patient in answering question after question about shoulders and tail-sets and angulation and whatnot from this newbie.
Dotty was also generous with her time, chairing the supported entries and serving on committees and the Board of Directors for the Yankee Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club. Whenever we had a question about history or procedure at a meeting, we all turned to Dotty, because we knew that she had the answer.
The Cardigan breed has lost one of its greats today. My heart goes out to Dotty’s family and to Cheryl Black, her friend and long-time kennel-partner. I can only imagine the warm and boisterous welcome she received on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.