(Closed) Which Corgi Pup?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Who should we go for?
    The Lone Pup (aka the close one) : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Pick of the Litter (aka far away family friends) : (12 votes)
    23 %
    A shelter dog is ALWAYS the right answer. You're killing a dog if you get one from a breeder. Duh. : (16 votes)
    31 %
    Keep looking at shelters/rescues. A young working Corgi will eventually turn up. : (17 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @caitlanc:Honestly I’d be wary about both.

    The close one because she doesn’t health test or show her dogs AND she’s willing to sell full rights with papers.

    The family friends I’d also be wary of because you don’t know if she health tests and it sounds like they are willing to sell the dog intact without maintaining partial ownership rights.

    Most reputable breeders will either insist their pups be fixed prior to sale (or stipulate they be fixed in the buying contract) or only sell as joint ownership so the breeder retains some reproductive rights on the pup.


    Post # 4
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ve had corgis my entire life, and here’s my two cents… none of our corgis have had issues with their hips or eyes, so I’m not sure how terribly prevalent that is.  Our corgis have always been purebred with minor imperfections that make them show-unworthy.  The breeders we’ve worked with have told us that imperfections in show quality are usually good signs for the long-run, since it usually correlates to a heartier, sturdier dog instead of a sometimes fragile, “standard” corgi.  It sounds like you can’t really go wrong.  Maybe it’s the fact that she’s the last one or that you posted a pic of one of her family members, but my heart’s tugging for the first one.  Good luck, and keep us posted!

    Post # 6
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    If it were me, I’d hold out for a rescue but…that lil one in the photo is super cute!

    Post # 7
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    The one in the pic is super-cute, but I would never get a pet from anywhere BUT a shelter. I’d hold out for a shelter puppy.

    Post # 8
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I voted shelter, bc I believe that’s the best (and for me, only) route to take.  My parents both have corgi’s and they found both of them at shelters.  However, neither of them were puppies when adopted, but they’re still pretty kickass dogs!

    Post # 10
    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    As the owner of an expensive from the breeder dog.

    I say all or nothing. Go the rescue route, or the expensive/reputable breeder. More out of principle….by supporting the $300-$400 breeder you’re perpetuating why those breeders breed poorer quality dogs (not saying they’re “bad”, uglier, worse off, just saying what I’m saying!) many of which (maybe not Corgi’s!) end up in shelters because puppies get leftover from litters (said puppy maybe an example?). Without clearences, papers, etc what is your money going towards, them making money breeding “bad” dogs? The breed may not be prone to the certain issues that the clearances would be relevant to, but have they done anything to ensure the dogs are fit for breeding aside from the fact they’re cute?

    She IS super cute, totally give her that. I’d just be wary, to me that one is potentially left over for a reason that you may see why in real life. And again, a good breeder has their puppies spoken for before they’re born.


    Good luck with your decision.

    Post # 12
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I”m not really going to chime in on the whole shelter v. puppy thing… I just had to say… YAY CORGIS! And whatever you do, please please post lots of pics when you get him or her!

    Post # 14
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I may be biased because all my puppies are shelter mutts. But there are perfectly lovely and loving dogs in a shelter. I’m fairly anti-breeder for the fact that there are a lot of dogs that just dont have papers that are just as grand.

    Post # 15
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @caitlanc: If you really want a dog that works, then look into real working lines. They actually have field trials and championships for working dogs as well as show dogs.

    Go to local field trials and talk to breeder/handlers there. They can help you find a dog from the working stock you are looking for!

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