The AKC Standard of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Herding Group
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. How long have you been breeding dogs?
We have been raising, breeding, showing, and training purebred dogs for over 30 years. My mother Gloria, began breeding German Shepherds in the 60's and went on to train and show them up until the early 90's. She competed in both obedience and confirmation shows. She and I both were members of the Atlanta Kennel Club as well as the Atlanta Obedience Club. She went on to become the Obedience Training Director for the AOC for one year and I was an instructor for over two years with them. I was raised from a small child till adulthood helping out around the kennel as well as training and showing our dogs. I later went on to start my own breeding program raising Shetland Sheepdogs in 1974. I raised championship dogs from 1974 to the year 2000. In that time I showed and trained in obedience as well as confirmation. I competed in both sports and did quiet well. Back then my kennel name was "Sugarfoot Shelties".
2. How many dogs do you have?
We have a very small kennel at this time. We usually keep two breeding females and two males. I have decided that this will remain a small hobby kennel. I am not breeding on a large scale but rather prefer to only have two or three litters a year.
3. Do you ship your dogs?
I prefer not to ship at all if I don't have to. I would much rather meet the person that is buying one of my pups. This way we get to know each other too. Shipping is done very rarely and if we do so we ship we us a pet friendly airline or ground ship by van
4. Do you accept Deposits?
Yes, A minimum non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold a puppy. By sending a deposit you are implying that you are ready, willing and able to purchase a pup and all that it entails. Be certain you are ready before sending any money. Deposits are NON refundable. If by some misfortunate accident and the puppy fails (dies) while still in my care a replacement puppy will be offered. Deposits will start being taken when the puppies reach two weeks of age.
5. What is the adoption process?
Once a deposit has been placed on a puppy new families are encourage to visit their puppy at the age of three to four weeks and on. Visiting the puppy gives the new owners a chance to bond with their puppy and watch it grow. Photos are also posted weekly of each puppy here on our puppy available page so owners can watch their puppy grow and develop. Once the puppies reach eight weeks of age arrangements are made to pick the puppies up and the remaining balance paid either by cash or Pay Pal. All new families must bring an additional $25.00 for registration fees with AKC. A new policy has been adopted that before a puppy leaves to go to their new home registration with AKC has been applied for. So new families are told ahead of time to think of a nice registered name for the puppy and help is provided with the naming of the pup if need be.
6. What forms of payment do you accept?
I will accept Cash, Money Order, or payment through
PayPal . Yes we accept credit cards or e-checks through PayPal.
7. Are your dogs vet checked?
Yes all my dogs are checked out by a vet annually. They receive a full examination as well as being checked for heredity defects and are given their annual shots, heartworm preventative, and flea preventatives. I try to keep all my dogs as well as puppies UTD on all their shots and worm free. As they become old enough they are screened for such diseases as diseases. I will only keep and breed dogs that I know come from lines that are free of such diseases as Von Wilderbrand Disease (VWD), Eye disease, and joint and hip disease and are healthy and good representations of the breed. Puppies leave her having been vet checked between the ages of seven and seven and half weeks. They have a routine check up to make sure they are developing on target and in good health. If further screening is wanted then that is done at the expense of the new owner and is non-refundable.
8. Why do the puppies have pink on their noses?
All puppies are born with pink noses. Depending marking, shading, coloring, and age the nose begins to turn black at around two weeks of age and can take up to 8 to 12 weeks to become completely black. So as you view the puppies photos on our puppy page please understand that these are very young puppies and are in the process of growing up. Their noses can be anything from pink to blotchy pink and black to black. But they will all turn black before long.
The Legend of
Legend has it that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an "enchanted" dog, and certainly this must be true! 'Tis said he was used by the fairies and elves of Wales to pull fairy coaches,work fairy cattle, and serve as a steed for the fairy warriors. Even today those people with keen eyes and understanding hearts may see the marks of the "fairy saddle" in the coat over the shoulders.
Would you know where Corgis came from?
On the mountains of the Welsh-land
'Till one day they found two puppies
Now the children stayed all day there,
When the men came home at sunset
Now the Corgis grew and prospered,
Now in every vale and hamlet,
On Midsummer's Eve at midnight,
A maiden fair, who to him cried,
So said the Corgi, I do confess;
My home's a castle to the north.
And just as well for You will care.
|Links of Interest|
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club
Parent Club of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi in America
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club
of Greater Atlanta, Inc
The Regional Club of Georgia
A proud member of the AKC
Douglasville Kennel Club of Georgia
Editor/Publisher of the DKC monthly newsletter as well as their Webmaster
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