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A note about purchasing a puppy…
There is little difference in price between “show puppies” and “pet puppies” from responsible breeders. All puppies will come from the same carefully-planned breeding, with parents screened for genetic defects that might be passed on; they will all be raised with experienced, loving care to produce a well-tempered dog; they will all be guaranteed with the same pride, love and concern.
Older dogs evaluated as “show quality” by their breeder could cost thousands of dollars, but puppies can only be designated as having “show potential”. There will always be an agreement to spay or neuter a pet or companion puppy. The breeder will supply an AKC Limited Registration, this makes the dog eligible for all performance events, but not for conformation shows, nor for breeding.
Please be aware that serious breeders consider the pet or companion dog to be just as important as a prospective show dog or performance dog and the same high standards for the buyer will apply!
Club members may have a litter of puppies during the year or may have an older Pembroke for sale. These breeders are members in good standing of The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California, Inc., but under no circumstances does The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of Southern California, Inc., guarantee the services of said member.
You should ask questions of your own about the background and health of the parents and the puppies and intent of the breeder. We recommend you visit the breeder before the puppies are born.
If puppies are not currently available, ask to be placed on a waiting list. Remember, breeders with reputations for producing good dogs (pet, show, obedience, herding, agility, etc.) often have waiting lists trying to match each dog with the appropriate owner.
Many breeders will not breed a litter until over half of the expected puppies are promised. To a conscientious breeder, it is more important to have good, loving homes waiting than to have puppies needing to be placed.