What is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi? Corgis were originally bred in Wales for use as herding dogs, their exact origin and make up is lost to time as they are a very old breed. There is some evidence that Pembroke Corgis were heavily influenced by the Swedish Vallhund and Spitz. The herding instinct is innate in Corgis and sometimes young Corgis will nip lightly at your heels. They have a lot of heart, many owners consider them a big dog in a small body.
What is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi? The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is descended from the same family of dogs that produced the Dachshund and the Basset Hound. The ancestors of modern-day Cardis are believed to have been brought to Wales more than 3,000 years ago by Celtic tribes who migrated to Wales from central Europe. This early dog was a transitional form between the Teckel and the Spitz families. Some believe that when the Vikings invaded Wales, the Spitz-type dogs they brought with them were crossed with the original Corgi to produce the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Who would want a Corgi? Anyone who wants a loyal, agile dedicated companion. With the Corgis exceptional attentiveness, they make excellent watch dogs, without having to worry about them biting someone.
What is Cedar Creek's goal in breeding Welsh Corgis? Cedar Creek strives to improve both breeds of Welsh Corgis through careful selection of sires and dams, to place healthy, happy, and well socialized puppies in homes that are suited for their temperament and physical needs. We also desire to promote the Welsh Corgi to people who may be unaware of this wonderful breed.
How much do your puppies cost? Our puppies price range from $1600-$2500
May I come visit your kennel and see your puppies? Yes, visitors are always welcome, but we do require that you make an advance appointment, this ensures that we have the time set aside for your visit.
Will you ship a puppy or dog? Here at Cedar Creek we want you to be able to meet your puppy from our hands to yours. We can meet you at the Dallas, Austin and Waco Airports or fly with your puppy into your closest airport. The cost on this service is subject to location of delivery. We will also arrange delivery or meet you half way at a prearranged location.
How big do Welsh Corgis get? Corgis get 10 to 12 inches high at the shoulders and weigh between 25 and 30 pounds.
What colors are natural to the Welsh Corgi? Welsh Corgis come in four colors: black tricolor, red tricolor, red/white and sable. Cardigans come in Merle, Black and White and Brindle.
Do Corgis change color? Yes, red and white Corgis are born a grayish color with black trimmings and over a period of weeks they change to red and white. Red headed tricolors are born almost all black, white and tan, the red coloring becomes more prominent over a period of months.
What is the differences is the Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis? They are two different breeds, they were at one time considered varieties of the same breed, but in 1934 The Kennel Club in the UK classified them as seperate breeds. Colors allowed in Cardigans include blue merle and brindle, neither of which are allowed in the Pembroke. Cardigans average about 8 pounds heavier than the Pembroke and have larger bone structure, with the front feet slightly splayed. The Cardigans tail is left undocked. The Cardigan Corgi is somewhat more aggressive than the Pembroke.
What do I feed my Corgi? Any high quality, high fat, high protein dry dog food is acceptable. Dogs are primarily carnivores and should not be fed a feed with an excess of grain products. Some Corgis have a tendancy to gain excess weight and care should be taken to not over feed those individuals.Puppies should be given all the dry feed they will eat for 4-5 months. Puppies grow fast and play hard, they require a lot of nourishment.
What temperature range is acceptable for a Corgi? Corgis are well adapted to a wide range of temperatures, Corgis have a double coat and seem almost impervious to cold weather. Care needs to be taken in extremely hot weather to provide plenty of fresh water and shade if outside. A good rule of thumb is that if it is not overly uncomfortable for you then your Corgi will be fine. Corgis being highly adaptable are especially fond of central heat and air conditioning.
What are the care requirements for Corgis? Corgis are sturdy dogs, but still need to have regular veterinary checkups, vaccinations and deworming including a regular heartworm preventative. Corgis have a thick double coat and require regular brushing.
Will a Corgi get along with my other dogs? Dog's personalities are as varied as people, so it is not possible to be 100% certain, however Corgis tend to get along well with other breeds. When introducing a new Corgi to older dogs they will need to be closely supervised in the beginning to insure their safety.
When I get my puppy will it be house trained. At the age most puppies are delivered at, it is not possible to house train them. Training is best done in their permanent surroundings, with the aid of a travel crate and a lot of one on one attention. There are a lot of good books available in most pet stores, detailing crate training.
Do you have any older Corgis up for adoption? Sometimes we do have older dogs available that we are retiring and looking for the perfect forever home. Give us a call if you are interested in adopting an older corgi.
Okay, I've adopted a Corgi, when may I have my puppy? Puppies can only go to their new home when they are 8 weeks old. They need to be around their siblings and mother for proper socialization during this time period.
How do we register our puppy? When the puppies are born, we register the litter with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the AKC provides forms to register each puppy. These forms have the dam and sire listed, when you adopt a puppy, you send in the form with your chosen name and a small fee, the AKC will then register your puppy in your name and send you the puppy's registration certificate. We only sell our puppies with limited registration.
What is Limited Registration? Limited Registration helps breeders protect their breeding programs. If breeders do not want puppies used for breeding purposes, they can request the Limited Registration option for those puppies. Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration.. Limited Registration can be changed to Full Registration only by the litter owner. What guarantee do I have that my puppy is healthy, genetically sound and suitable for me and my family? Cedar Creek What about after I get my new puppy? We are always available to answer questions or to help in any way we can, just call or send us an email. We also enjoy getting pictures and updates on the puppies as they grow older.
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