Finding that Reputable Breeder
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a smart, lovable, happy breed. You want your
pet Corgi to live a long, healthy life and to be a cheerful,
well-adjusted and well-behaved dog. Here are some questions to ask a
breeder to help you make an informed decision.
1. "Can you tell me some of the qualities of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
Can you tell me some of the good and bad traits of the Corgi?"
Answer: A good breeder should be familiar enough with the breed to
be able to answer any question about the breed you may have.
the puppies up-to-date on their shots and deworming?"
Answers: Puppies should have had their first shots at the age of 6
weeks and been wormed at least once. Each puppy should have a written
health record recording everything that has been given and done
medically to the puppy, (shots, worming, and any other procedures). Puppies should
also be guaranteed against infectious diseases.
3. "At what age can the puppy leave to go to its new home?"
Answer: At Eight to Ten weeks of age at the earliest.
"Do you require your pet puppies to be spayed or neutered?
Answer: A good breeder should stress how important it is to
have your pet spayed or neutered and be able to back his statements up
with facts. Breeding dogs is expensive, time consuming, and can be
dangerous as well as heart breaking. It should only be taken on by a
professional and one who is knowledgeable in doing so.
5. "Do you belong to a regional breed club or kennel club?"
Answer: A breeder who belongs to these clubs agree to a code of
ethics requiring them to be conscientious and honest. One place to visit
to see a the Code of Ethics that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of
America requires members to follow is www.pwcca.org.
breeders have more experience and have access to information on their
breed. They can refer you to other good and ethical breeders. You can be assured
that these are not puppy-mill operations or backyard-breeders.
are the puppies raised?"
Answer: Puppies should be raised indoors as they receive much needed socialization and
bond better to people. This is very important in the development of a
puppies personality. They require human contact early in life.
7. "Do you offer any help and literature on training and other
Answer: Good breeders are happy to help with these issues. A good
breeder will make sure when you leave with your new puppy that you
take home information on the raising, feeding, care, and training of
you new puppy.
we domesticated the dog and as such we must accept the responsibility
for our dogs to have loving homes, receive the proper medical care and
training, to be protected against careless procreation, and to
live a life that is happy, free of hunger, sickness, and violence.
Remember to carefully think and plan for the changes that owning a dog
brings before bringing one into your life. It is a large
responsibility, as it is an addition to your family and a lifelong