Jimanie, now Trifecta, owned by Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath with partners Denise M. Scott (Summerville, SC) and Jane S. Will (N Wilkesboro, NC) is located in central South
Carolina, was established by Stephanie as a small breeding and show kennel in 1968, first
with German Shepherd Dogs and then with Pembroke Welsh Corgis (with a few other
breeds thrown in on occasion just for fun!) We have successfully combined the
top American, British, Finnish and Australian bloodlines to present
to the fancy the best Pembroke Welsh Corgi possible.
The goal of Trifecta/Jimanie is to produce a happy, bright, outgoing Pembroke Corgi that is
as close to the Standard as we can make it. A Corgi that will fit every need,
from beloved companion to top competitor in the conformation or performance
ring and all points in between. We strive to maintain the instinct and drive of the herding farm dog alive in our pups.
Trifecta/Jimanie Corgis have successfully competed in conformation with well over 40
(I've lost count!) show champions produced for us and many more for others
as well. Even though our main focus is on showing in conformation, there have
been many Jimanie Corgis that have competed successfully in herding, obedience,
tracking and agility and have garnered many championships and titles. Trifecta/Jimanie
Corgis have been employed as therapy dogs in hospitals and nursing homes and
most important, many have found loving homes as beloved family companions -
the highest calling for a Corgi! All of this has been accomplished with the
production of only a few litters a year. Recently, due to judging commitments, I have formed a partnership with a long-time friend, Denise Scott (Vache) and a more recent partner is Jane Will - and with their help I can still continue breeding dogs. The new banner is "Trifecta". We truly do try to focus on quality and not on quantity. That is why the wait for a Jimanie/Trifecta Corgi is often
a long one.
My long-time involvement in the dog fancy has brought about great friendships
worldwide with the people I have met through this wonderful breed. In 1988, I took the
great leap from breeder to judge when I was approved by the American Kennel
Club to judge Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Cardigan Welsh Corgis and German Shepherds. I have thoroughly enjoyed
this challenging role and have been fortunate enough to have been asked to judge
dogs all over the United States and throughout the world. I have judged in Canada, Mexico,
China, Australia, England, Jamaica, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the Philippines and have met many wonderful
people along the way. I am presently approved by AKC to judge four groups: the Herding Breeds,
the Sporting Breeds, the Toy Group and the Non-Sporting Group, plus Junior Showmanship and Best in Show. The highlights
of my judging career thus far have been my appointment to judge several US national
specialties, including my own breed, Pembroke Welsh Corgis (in the US, CANADA, Finland & Sweden and GREAT BRITIAN), plus the national
specialities of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Australian Shepherd, Bouvier des Flandres, Field Spaniel and the Bracco Italiano. I was honored to judge the Golden Retriever Foundation Top Twenty in 2011. In 2006, I judged several of the herding breeds at the premier show in the US, Westminster Kennel Club, held in New York every February. I have also been honored to judge at the Santa Barbara Kennel Club in CA as well as the Beverly Hills Kennel Club in 2020 which were shown on NBC. I am slated to judge the 2021 MORRIS AND ESSEX show, which occurs only once every four years.
The apex of my judging career occurred in May, 2011, when I judged the national specialty of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi for the Welsh Corgi League in England, only one of a handful of Americans ever to judge that show since its inception in the 1930s. To judge one's own breed in its country of origin is the dream of any breeder, and to judge the national specialty there is almost impossible to imagine. It is a memory I will cherish forever. I will never 'retire' from learning about dogs, my lifelong passion.
We hope that you will enjoy visiting with our dogs and reading the articles I have elsewhere on the website under "Corgi Info" and learning a little more
about this enchanting breed of dog that has helped to make my life so complete. I am a columnist for both The Herding Dog Digest and Show Sight - two magazines devoted to showing dog and also write for the PWCCA Newsletter.
I also have available the only DVD on the breed, a two hour DVD on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, which explains the history of the breed, shows Welsh geography, and talks about the drovers and drovers roads. I delve deeply into the correct structure for a Pembroke and nearly half of the program is dedicated to correct movement in the breed. This is the only production of its kind on the breed. There are many photographs of Pembrokes from the 1930s with videos of some of the greats of the mid-1980s, too. This DVD is a MUST for the library of anyone who breeds or shows Pembrokes.