The River Teifi (tay-vee) is located in Cardiganshire, Wales. It is the inspiration behind our kennel name, Torlan, which means bank of a river in Welsh.
Behind Torlan Cardigans is Samantha Nye, the owner, handler, and trainer of the Cardigans.
I am a member of the class of 2015, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and hope to specialize in theriogenology.
We are not a kennel - all of our dogs are indoor house dogs and a loving member of our household.
This handsome blue merle is Jackson, my first Cardigan. We are pictured winning Best Junior Handler at a CWCCSC Regional Specialty in 2006.
We believe in producing a versatile, adaptable Cardigan, with the correct structure, temperament and herding instinct. A Cardigan with these qualities can do many things - be a loving pet, show dog, agility dog, or therapy dog among many others jobs.
When we breed, we do all health checks possible to ensure the health and wellbeing of the puppies. The most important thing to ensure a long-living, well-adjusted, and versatile Cardigans is health. We will not breed any dogs that do not pass their health checks, nor will we allow our dogs to breed to any dog that has not passed their health checks. These include OFA hips and elbows, CERF eye test, Thyroid, Cardiac, PRA, DM and Fluff tests. All of these tests allow us to make the most educated and thought-out breeding decisions.