You want to buy a Cardi puppy?
There are so many things to watch out for when buying a new puppy, to begin with, where will you start your search?
For many people the first thing is to refer to Google, however, your first point of reference really should be either the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association or visit the Kennel Club for information on new litters, www.thekennelclub.org.uk .
Then talk to as many reputable people within the breed as you possibly can, Cardigans are a vulnerable breed in this country, with only around 100 pups born in an average year, so you may need to wait, you should ask in detail about how the pups are bred and just as importantly, how they have been reared.
Always expect to see the mother with the pups, you probably wont be able to see the father as well because many people go to other kennels to find the best stud dog for their bitches.
Always make sure you are given a pedigree of at least three, preferably four generations
Always expect a KC registration document, although, there are some delays at the KC currently.
Always ensure that you have a vaccination card with details of the injections your puppy has received if any. This also applies to worming treatments, your puppy should have been regularly wormed and you should be told which medication has been used and when the next dose is due.
Always expect microchip details, although again, if the pup has been chipped at the same time as it's vaccinations, then the breeder may not at that time received the details from Petlog.
Always expect to be given a free four or five week puppy insurance document, all breeders are able to offer this and it gives invaluable cover should anything go wrong in those very early days.
Always Expect to receive full details of the rearing of your puppy, a diet sheet, information on training etc.
Always be aware that certain colours are not acceptable in the Cardigan Corgi standard. Some colours (like liver) may appear naturally, however other colours have been appearing which are the result of indiscriminate breeding or at least breeding displaying a lack of knowledge of the breed. Blue merles should only be bred to tricolours, if they have been mated to red or brindle dogs then red or brindle merles may appear. These are highly undesirable and could cause health problems further down the line. You should certainly not be paying a premium for them. In short, blues should only appear in litters with tricolours, reds and brindles should never be in the same litter as blues. Tricolours can appear in any litter of any colour.
Date of birth: 2021-08-31
Number of Dogs: 3
Number of Bitches: 4
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Number of Dogs: 3
Number of Bitches: 0
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Number of Dogs: 1
Number of Bitches: 1