Amblegreen Quality Norwich Terriers

Since the early 90’s Amblegreen has focused on producing quality Terriers, with emphasis on Health and Temperament. In 2001, we welcomed our first Norwich Terrier and they have been our focus since that time. In 2020 we welcomed our first Westie – thanks to our friend and mentor Catherine Hamilton of Ladyleigh Westies…  We are dedicated to producing sound terriers both mentally and physically and are happy to provide references.

Our terriers are an integral part of our family, and are more than a hobby… they are a way of life!! Litters are planned carefully and reservations are suggested. All our puppies go to approved homes with CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) registration. We have one or two litters each year, and puppies are raised in our home with lots of love and socialization.

All of our terriers (one year and older) have been Cerf (eyes – annually) tested clear, and also have their patellas (knees) & cardiac (heart) OFA’d as well. We x-ray ( OFA) hips too on our Norwich over 2 years of age. Once these health checks have been completed our Norwich receive a CHIC #’s – a data base which keeps track of health issues. I am a member of the Norwich Terrier Club of America, and I am a signatory of their Breeders Code of Ethics. I am also a member of the NTC of Great Britain, and both the Norwich Terrier Club of Northern California & the North West Norfolk & Norwich Terrier Club, and the B.C. All Terrier Club.  I also belong to the West Highland White Terrier Club of Western Canada and the West Highland White Terrier Club of England.  I also belong to the Victoria Kennel Club of B.C.  and the Sun Country Terrier Club.  

Amblegreen is located in lovely Cowichan Bay B.C. and in the Winter down South in Palm Desert California. We welcome visitors at any time so please drop us an email to arrange a visit. If you require any additional information or referrals please let us know.


                                                                              2023 AND 2024 UPDATES:  

2024 Started with a Bang!  Ollie and Sidney both got shown at the Palm Springs Kennel Club shows and Specialties… The first day Ollie went BOW and BOBOH for a 5 point major !  and Sidney went Winners Bitch! She also picked up a Reserve and the last day went Winners and Best of Opposite and BOBOH!  She finished her US Championship there at 13 months and two shows!   We did attend the Superstition shows in Phoenix in March too and Sidney picked up 3 majors towards her Grand !    

Well I was down South Cyndy was showing our new youngster Cisco (New Ch Amblegreen Paradym All or Nothing) who is Ollie and Tia’s first Champion out of the first litter for both!.   At the Ladies Kennel Club of BC show – his first time in the ring too!  Cisco earned a Group 4 and two Best Puppy in Group wins!  At the Victoria Kennel Club of BC show in March he earned a Group 2, Best Puppy in Show and also Best Breeder Owner Handler in Show… Thank you Ben Wasylyshen!  So Proud of Cyndy and him…  And he also earned a Group 1 and Best Puppy in Group under Barbara Heal And just like that was a New Canadian Champion!   At his last show – Mount Cheam Associaion – he earned two Group 3’s, one Group 4 and all 3 Puppy in Groups!  

On the Westie front – Clifford is now also a Canadian Champion finishing with a Group 4!  Thank you to all who piloted him – Nicole Simpson and Cyndy in particular…   Fanny is due with her first litter by Clifford over Easter so I’ll be missing shows for a bit…  

2023 was a busy year with Shows and puppies – both Norwich and a co-owned litter of Westies…  

Ollie ended as Number 1 Norwich and #16 All Terrier.  Our new young girl – and new Champion Amblegreen Sidney By the Sea (bred by Dottie Prohaska) ended 2023 as #1 Norwich puppy … with 6 Puppy Group placements and a Best Puppy in Show so far!  Sidney also got to the Yuma KC shows and went Best of Breed and an OH Group 4, plus Winners 3 of the 4 days… 

In the Westie world – Fanny earned her Sprinter title and her Bronze Grand Championship…  And in November a new member arrived and is co-owned with my mentor Catherine Hamilton… Clifford came from the UK as a Champion bred by Shauna Fryer… UK Ch Hopecharm Northern Star… he showed and has been bred to a few girls now… 

In June we welcomed Ollie’s first puppies from Tia… 5 beautiful babies… we look forward to showing them off in the future… and wish the owners of the 4 not staying here – wonderful success with them!  Cisco will remain with Cyndy and I!  

2022 Ended on a High …


Well that’s a Wrap!  Our young boy Ollie at 16 months has had an amazing year!  He has won a Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show,  22 Group placements,  10 Best Puppy in Group wins, 2 Best Puppy in Shows… and ended the year as #2 Norwich and #6 All Terrier!  Cyndy and him make an awesome team!  He will be started in the US in the New Year… 

In January 2022 we were so excited to be able to head South… This meant I could attend the Palm Springs Dog Show and also the circuit in Phoenix.

We showed our new girl “Paradym Amblegreen Double Take” Tia and she did us Proud going Best of Winners the first 3 days – all majors.  She finished the first day in Phoenix taking the Breed for 5 points under Robert Hutton at the Sun Country Terrier Specialty at 10 months!

Back home in Canada she finished quickly too with a number of Puppy in Group wins and a lovely Puppy in Show… so now Am Ch/BPIS Can Ch Paradym Amblegreen Double Take – Bred by Kelly Wood and coowned with Kelly, Cyndy and myself.

Catherine and I attended the Vancouver Island Lure Coursing Association event with Fanny and Fling!  Boy did they both have fun and do well… Fanny earned her Novice Sprinter title over the 2 days.  Fling earned 2 of 3 legs towards her title but could only attend one day.  So Proud of both these girls and their breeder co-owner Catherine!  

Introducing Fling!

In 2021 – New Canadian Champion!
Thank you Jen Knudsen.

Ch Ladyleigh Such a Carry On Amblegreen…
bred by and Co-owned with Catherine Hamilton 
See More about Fling and the other Westies on their page!

Ellie and Rowan

Ellie and Rowan during the Phoenix Circuit – February 2020. So much fun as Peggy joined me and was such a big help! She also got in the ring to help out – her first time! So Proud of Rowan and look forward to seeing him in agility and nosework with Peggy!

Am/Can Ch Amblegreen Dralion Mr Bean and Can Ch Amblegreen Den-Mar’s Blue Moon

2019 Dog Show News!

This year we focused on our young co-owned boy “Rowan” – Am/GRCh Can Ch Amblegreen Dralion Mr Bean. Rowan ended the year as number 2 Norwich in Canada and #1 Male. He was not shown a lot but did well in tough competition. Rowan is owned by Peggy Mayes and Lynne Wood – what a lucky dog! He was bred by Linda Dowdle, Kelly Wood and myself and lovingly raised by Marianne Holmes! It took a village!!

We also showed our young girls and they both did well picking up numberous Baby Puppy wins and then Puppy wins.

2018 Canadian News!

Best in Show for Stitch and her handler Jennifer Knudsen! Plus a number of group placements – way to go Jen and Stitch!
Stitch picked up many group placement throughout the year and ended 2018 as the Number 1 Norwich in Canada and #7 overall Terrier. We are so Proud of Stitch and Jen !!

2018 US News!

Heading to a dog show with friends is certainly lots of fun… when you do well too that’s the icing for sure!! Linda Dowdle (Ontario) and Cyndy and myself headed to Issaquah to show and have fun with Lynne.

We attended the Pullayup dog shows and Terrier Specialty… we headed down with 3 girls to finish and finished them all!! Congrats to our 3 new US Champions (2 of which are Kona daughters as well).

US/Can Champion Amblegreen Dralion Maui Mokka (Mokka) in the middle with Cyndy; US/Can Champion Amblegreen Dralion Hot Blonde (Stella) with me on the left ; and US/Can Champion Amblegreen Dark Matter (Piper) with Linda on the right … Congrats Girls we love you all!!!

Our View Of Cowichan Bay

The view from our place in Cowichan Bay! We are loving the Island and have really settled in here. There is almost 2 acres so great for the dogs and Geoff and I are able to whale watch from our windows and decks!