I'm Traci Genaw, and I am Tanalyn Cardigans.
Tanalyn was named after my step-sister, who we lost at the young age of 24 in a tragic car accident. Her nick name was Tanalyn at home, and I thought it would be a lovely tribute to someone who was very special to me.
All dogs bred with the Tanalyn prefix are decended from Coedwig dogs at this time. Kim Shira and Leda Thompson put much work and many years into making such a strong, prolific line of stunning Cardigans, I couldn't go wrong with starting with their dogs.
I breed with the best interest of the dogs in mind. I raise them all as pets in my home, on my couch, and in my bed. They have free access to the house and yard, raised on good quality dog food and receiving as much attention as a single, full time employee can possibly give. *grin*
All of my breeding animals are tested for hip dysplasia, PRA, DM and fluff status. None of the dogs I own are affected by any of these things, and I strive to keep it as such.
Breeding decisions don't come lightly, or without much conversation with my mentors. Each breeding is carefully thought out and planned.
Aside from the dogs, I am a full time Speech Therapist working in the public school system. I am blessed to have a job that I adore going to each day. I work with Kindergarten through 6th grade students at this time. I am actively working on attaining my Master's Degree and looking forward to having that challenge accomplished.
The dogs and I live in Mesa, AZ - just one city block from Apache Junction, AZ. We live on a 1/3 acre lot nessled next to a 5 acre bird farm. We do not live on a through street and there is no traffic that comes to my house unless visiting me. We love it. We are surrounded by trees in the front and I am working on slowly landscaping the back yard so that it is a haven for the dogs and myself.
Summers are hot here, as one might imagine, but winters are the reason I live here. I strive to breed during the cooler months of the year, but with multiple intact girls and only so much time in their breeding lives, I must sometimes breed at less than perfect times of the year. The house and dogs are kept cool during the summer and they acclimate nicely to whatever weather situation they are faced with. The dogs are kept indoors unless they chose to go outside. Puppies will never be left outside unattended - regardless of weather conditions or time of year.
Above anything else, I adore these dogs and this breed and look forward to my contribution to the future of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. I cannot imagine my life without them, or the great friends I have made through them.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or puppy inquiries.
traci @ gotcorgi.com
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