Are you prepared to...
take full responsibility for this dog and all its needs for the
next 10 - 16 years?
~ spend considerable time and patience
to train the puppy?
~ ensure that the dog is always safe in that it is not able to
run loose and is always contained in a safe and secure garden?
~ ensure that the dog gets enough attention and exercise?
~ spend the money it takes to provide proper veterinary care should
the need arise, not limited to the necessary vaccinations?
~ become educated about the proper care of the breed, training
and general well-being of the dog?
~ take the time and trouble to read some of the many books available
on canine care in general and Corgis in particular?
~ keep the breeder informed and up to date on the welfare of the
dog and any problems that arise?
~ tolerate the trials of puppyhood and each difficult stage thereafter?
~ accept responsibility for the dog despite inevitable life changes
such as new babies, moving into a new environment where pets are
not allowed, emigrating, divorce etc?
~ resist impulse buying and exercise the patience to make a responsible
you have answered YES to ALL of the above, you are ready to start
contacting responsible breeders.
responsible breeders have a waiting list for puppies and will
not breed unless there are suitable homes already lined up, so
you must be prepared to wait.
Remember, the right dog is worth waiting for!
not be in a hurry to get your puppy. Take your time, learn as
much as you can. Responsible breeders are expected to produce
puppies of a high standard. They are entitled to basic respect
and courtesy from the people they are trying to please. Always
be on time for your appointments and always be honest in explaining
your lifestyle, where the puppy is going to live, your experience
with dogs and your knowledge of the breed.
may know of someone who has purchased a pet-shop or pet-vendor
puppy without incident. However, it is prudent to remember
that puppies sold from these sources often have health or
temperament problems because of indiscriminate breeding
from unregistered stock. Responsible breeders do everything
in their power to screen for and eliminate health and temperament
issues. They will also give you all the advice and support
you will need for the care and welfare of your puppy.
puppy will be part of the family for many years so take
your time in your initial enquiries and make use of the
Questions to ask a
~ Questions a responsible
breeder will ask you