Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I'm moving to a new place and I've always said when I get my own place, I want a dog, and I'm in love with Corgis. I just wanted to know if anyone knew of any diseases or porblems associated with the breed [like how some dogs are more prone to hip displaysia, cherry eye, etc.] I plan to save up a ton of money so I can get a registered male puppy from a reputable breeder. I don't want to support a backyard breeder, and I don't want my first dog to be a rescue [although the rest most likely will be.] I'm just looking to do some serious research [everywhere, not just here, lol] in the next few months before I get one. Also, what kind of questions should I ask the breeder? I know in-breeding is common in the dog world, and it can lead to some pretty weird genetic disorders, so how do I avoid that? How do I know it's a good breeder? Anything I should know about the breed?
As a side note, the puppy will be neutered, given all it's shots, and microchipped. I don't care for papers, I just want it register-able so I know it came from a good breeder.
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